Our Obituaries

Robert E. Wax

May 22, 1941 - December 9, 2017

Robert E. Wax, Sr., 76, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Glenda Wax. He was a man of many trades. He loved to fish, hunt, and loved recycling junk. He was loved by many, and shared his love with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Wax; sons,...
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June K. Stanley

July 22, 1961 - December 7, 2017

June K. Stanley, 56, of Keysville, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 24 years, Dennis Stanley; children, Michael Heiderscheidt, Stephen Heiderscheidt, Paul Heiderscheidt, and Jessi Stanley; granddaughter, Ryleigh; parents, P.W. and Margaret Knighton; brother, Wayne Knighton; and brother-in-law, David Stanley (Bonnie). A funeral service will...
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Ambrose Otey Rusher

March 28, 1921 - December 6, 2017

RUSHER, Ambrose O. Jr., (Jack), 96, of Beaverdam, Va., went to be with the Lord on December 6th 2017. He was born in Roanoke, Va. Prior to WWII Jack worked for the FBI. During WWII he served as a Navy Airman. Following the war he worked as an accountant and later as comptroller at Children's Hospital in Washington D.C., and then as comptroller at the Baptist Nursing Home in Washington D.C. ...
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William Cofer Cowles

May 23, 1982 - December 3, 2017

William Cofer Cowles, 35, of Ashland, Virginia, died peacefully in his sleep on December 3, 2017. Bill was a free spirit whose life on this Earth was much too short. Bill was a 2000 graduate of Midlothian High School, and he attended Clemson University for one year prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Following a disabling injury, he joked with his...
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Violet W. West

April 29, 1928 - November 25, 2017

WEST, Violet W., 89, of Glen Allen, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Allen West, Sr., and her son, Raymond Allen West, Jr. In her free time, Violet enjoyed gardening, Bingo, activities with the VFW and Moose Lodge, and attended Biltmore Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory are her grandson, Benjamin Caleb West; daughter-in-law,...
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Joe Allen Smith

September 13, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Doreen Lenor Coddington

February 29, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Coddington, Doreen Lenor, of Beaverdam, VA, went home to the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2017, after a brief illness. Doreen was born in Newark, NJ, on February 29, 1932, the daughter of José Barreire, a Spanish immigrant, and Lenore Hasseldine. Doreen enjoyed 62 years of wedded adventure with her husband, David M. Coddington, who preceded her in death. A lifelong Presbyterian, Doreen was an...
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Marjorie Mae Smith

March 18, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Marjorie M. Smith, 82, of Henrico, formerly of Ashland, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late James "Jim" Smith Sr. and Inie M. Smith and preceded in death by her sister, Jo Ann Weichseldorfer and brother, James "Jimmy" Henry Smith Jr.. She is survived by her son, David "Smitty" Smith (Sharon); nephews, Chris (Tammy), Michael, Bill and Tim(Laura)...
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Kenneth Ross LeFevre

March 30, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Kenneth LeFevre, 61, of Hanover, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was a member of Taylorsville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Lois LeFevre; and a brother, Michael LeFevre. He is survived by his wife, Donna LeFevre; two sons, Derek and Dustin LeFevre; siblings, John LeFevre, Joanie Tompkins and husband, Jeff and Paul LeFevre; and many nieces,...
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Ryan Hathcock

April 5, 1982 - November 13, 2017

Ryan Lee Hathcock, 35, of Hanover passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He is survived by his parents, William E. Hathcock and Kathie M. Hathcock; brother, Christopher Hathcock and fiancée, Erin Bright; children, Jake Parker, Brady and Lily Hathcock; and girlfriend, Tabitha Barker. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy.,...
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Grace Brock Allen

April 20, 1963 - November 13, 2017

Grace Jean Brock Allen, 54, of Hanover, went home to be with our Lord, on November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter Bobby Brock and Carolyn Ann Brock, and her infant son. She was an animal lover, but particularly fond of cats. Her family referred to her as the "Cat Whisperer." She loved everyone, and everyone that met her loved her. She had a kind and sweet heart. She is...
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James Payton Hazelwood

June 29, 1946 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Jean Patricia Spadaro

June 15, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Jean Patricia Spadaro, 86, of Glen Allen, passed away on October 31, 2017 after living with cancer for eight years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Americo and Mary Ferrante and her children, Michael Donnell and Patricia Donnell. Jean worked as an Assistant Librarian at St. James Catholic School in Falls Church, VA. She was a member at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Jean is survived by her...
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Rosemary P. Emerson

December 1, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Rosemary P. Emerson, 80, of Ashland, passed away on October 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lawrence L. Emerson Sr.; father, Royce J. Payne; mother, Dorothy J. Finn and sister, Dorothy Lee Person. She is survived by her children; Lauri E. Harman (Mike), Larry Emerson Jr. (Donna), Garry L. Emerson (Ruth), Leigh E. Gerald (Eugene) and Lois E. Good (Jeff);...
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James W. Smith

November 11, 1947 - October 28, 2017

James ("Jim") W. Smith III, 69, died October 28, 2017 in Edwardsville, VA, where he loved spending time at the River. Born in Ashland, VA, November 11, 1947, he lived in Ashland and was part of the small town in the "Center of the Universe" throughout his life. He attended Virginia Tech (VPI) and was an army reservist during the Vietnam War. He cofounded Hanover Controls and Supply Corporation...
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Charles Allen Sharpe

June 20, 1988 - October 24, 2017

SHARPE, Charles Allen, 29, of Ruther Glen, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lenwood Carey Sharpe, Sr.; and maternal grandfather, Charles Allen Miller. Charles was most proud of being a father. He was a devoted family man who put his family above everything. He also took great pride in his career as an electrician. He worked 40 + hours...
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Thomas Edward Wallace

June 3, 1965 - October 21, 2017

Thomas Edward Wallace, 52, of Henrico, joined loved ones in everlasting life on October 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward A. Wallace; wife, Tina G. Wallace, and fiancé of 20 years, Melissa R. Johns. Tommy was a hardworking man who owned his own contracting business for many years. He enjoyed his dogs, fishing, being outdoors, and driving his Jeep. He was a caregiver for...
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Delores Tibbs West

July 21, 1944 - October 21, 2017

Delores Tibbs West, 73, of Ashland, known as Del by all her family and friends, passed away to be with Jesus on October 21, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Tibbs and mother, Josephine Tibbs. She is survived by her husband, William West; daughter, Stephanie Smart and son-in-law, Ryland Smart; granddaughters, Courtney and Tiffany Smart;...
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Tracy Lynn Epps

August 15, 1954 - October 18, 2017

EPPS, Tracy Lynn, 63, of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He worked as a logger and was a member of Gwathmey Baptist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Cynthia Corker Epps; children, Brian Epps (Amanda), China Epps-Flournoy, Shannon Epps-May (Austin), and Brighton Epps; grandchildren, Trey, Shayla, Logan, Marissa, and Richard; and siblings, Shirley...
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Kathryn Whitehouse Stephens

May 8, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Audrey Walker Atkins

September 17, 1927 - October 10, 2017

ATKINS, Audrey Walker, born September 17, 1927, died October 10, 2017 at age 90. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Walker Atkins, Jr. She is survived by her only child, Anne Clark Atkins (Michael F. Jeffrey). She was a homemaker and also worked for the County of Henrico. She was devoted to rescuing dogs and volunteered with both the Henrico Humane Society and the...
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James Henry Gibbs

February 4, 1939 - October 5, 2017

Gibbs, James H., Jr. (Jimmy), was born on February 4, 1939 and passed away peacefully on October 5, 2017.
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Betsy Stanley Vaughan Carver

July 17, 1931 - October 5, 2017

Carver, Betsy Stanley Vaughan, 86, passed away on October 5th, 2017 surrounded in love by her family. Betsy was predeceased by the love of her life, Odell Nelson Vaughan in 1976, and by her second husband Robert Warren Carver in 2015; her parents, Lee and Marie Stanley; and her brother, A. Wayland Stanley. Betsy was a devoted wife, mother, MeMe, Nana, and friend. She gave selflessly of herself to...
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Larry Wayne Canter

May 20, 1943 - October 3, 2017

CANTER, Larry W. "Pop", Sr., 74, of Glen Allen, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. Pop is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary; four children; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters. He was a United States Marine, Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star (with Valor) recipient. ...
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Thomas Harrison Donovan

February 26, 1939 - October 3, 2017

DONOVAN, Thomas Harrison, 78, of Ashland, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mayshack and Julie Donovan; brother, Bobby Donovan; and life partner, Edith Sharpe. Thomas is survived by his sons, Guy Donovan (Melissa) and Thomas Donovan, Jr.; daughter, Whitney Donovan; grandchildren, Caleb, Kyle, Logan, and Cyrus; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Allison,...
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Craig Mason Cobb

October 18, 1958 - October 2, 2017

COBB, Craig Mason, 58 of Heathesville, VA passed away peacefully due to complications from a heart attack on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Regional Memorial Hospital, his loving wife by his side.Family left to cherish his memory include his wife of 26 years, Margaret Bremner Cobb; his six children, Christopher Cobb (Amanda), Neena Carneal, Caroline Carneal, Lauren Bacon, J. Kyle Gammon, and Amy...
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George Gustave Wieber

July 22, 1922 - October 1, 2017

On the morning of October 1, 2017 George Gustave Wieber, 95 year's young, of Ruther Glen, VA left this earth to be with his loving wife, Grace C. Wieber of 75 years. He is survived by his son George E. Wieber and his daughter Joyce A. Daily; Grandchildren, Carol Taylor, John Wieber, Kevin, and Jason Daily. Great grandchildren, Jenna, Jesse, Jacob, and John Ingoglia, Brooke and Taylor Wieber,...
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Cora Arvina Crump

May 3, 1937 - September 27, 2017

Hallelujah, and Praise be to God for on September 27, 2017 at the ripe ol' age of 80 Evangelist Cora (Corky) Crump, of Ashland, VA was received into Glory. Cora was preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Della Barton, eleven siblings, spouse, Archie D. Cook; father of their children, Vickie L. and Archie D. Jr.; spouse, Jerry L. Crump Sr., father of their child, Walter L. She is survived by...
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James Paul Kastle

September 6, 1941 - September 24, 2017

My dad once taught me to listen to the wind and take time to watch the grass grow. Sometimes we forget how quickly time can slip away. I love my dad and though sometimes his methods seemed very different, he was a good man. Today it is with a sad heart that I inform the world he breathes no more.
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Ernest Eugene Brown

December 3, 1941 - September 21, 2017

Ernest "Ernie" Brown, 75, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord and his daughter, Sandy on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Ernie retired from Union Camp after over 25 years of service. He was a devoted member of Kenwood United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Juanita; son, Rick (Trudi), and granddaughters, Kristen and Rachel. A graveside service will be held on...
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Russell Kent Fisher

February 28, 1921 - September 9, 2017

Russell (Leroy) K. Fisher, age 96, of Ashland, Virginia, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Jean Bradshaw Fisher; children, Patricia F. Rollston (Mike) and J. Wayne Bradshaw (Karen); and grandsons, Matthew Rollston and Brandon Bradshaw. Leroy was a WWII Navy veteran and a loyal member of Ashland Moose Lodge. The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home,...
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Stephen Wayne Soehngen

March 24, 1992 - September 7, 2017

Stephen Wayne Soehngen, 25, left our world to be with the Lord on September 7th 2017. Stephen fought a courageous 9 ½ year battle after an automobile accident which left him severely disabled. He lived in Ashland VA and formerly lived in Mechanicsville VA. He is survived by his parents Wayne and Ellen Soehngen and Siblings Jennifer Soehngen (Justin Dryden) and Kristijan Soehngen and his...
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Thomas Harold Putnam

July 5, 1952 - September 6, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Harold Putnam III, 65, of Ashland, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was a prolific golfer, fisherman, fan of the Baltimore Orioles, and enjoyed coaching adult softball and his children's little league teams. Tom was active in church service through his entire life, teaching Sunday school, serving as youth leader, deacon, and elder in his churches. Tom is survived by...
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Holly E. Smith

December 31, 1980 - September 1, 2017

SMITH, Holly Elizabeth Phillips, 36, of Ashland, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. She was a graduate of Courtland High School and was employed by VCU School of Dentistry as an Insurance Coordinator. Left to cherish Holly's memory are her husband, John Walter Smith; son, Ethan Michael Smith; parents, Richard and Judy Phillips of Fredricksburg, Va., siblings, Jeremy Phillips and...
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Yayoi Earles

March 26, 1934 - August 31, 2017

EARLES, Yayoi, 83, of Ashland, Virginia, joined her loving husband on August 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brother, Toshio; and sister, Kimiko. She is survived by her sister, Shigeko and her two daughters, Judy Walsh (Steven) and Terry McGrew (Donald); six grandchildren: Michael, Corey, Bryan, Taylor, Kevin, and Nicholas; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was a devoted...
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Sylvia P. Wood

May 19, 1941 - August 30, 2017

Sylvia P. Wood, 76, of Franklin County, most recently of Ashland, passed away on August 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Mae Powell. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert "Bob" Wood; daughter, Cindy Wood-Parker; grandson, Jake Parker; brother-in-law, Richard Wood (Jelaine) and a large extended family and her friends. The family will receive friends...
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Edmond T. Lawrence

March 18, 1937 - August 28, 2017

Edmond T. "Pete" Lawrence Jr., 80, of Ashland, passed away on August 28, 2017. He worked as a Brick Layer, Building Inspector, and Construction Site Manager. Pete was a lifetime member of Independence Christian Church serving as a trustee and deacon. He loved all sports and deer hunting. Pete is survived by his wife Shirley C. Lawrence; two daughters; five grandchildren; three great...
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Pricilla Gale H. Scruggs

June 30, 1946 - August 28, 2017

Pricilla Gale H. Scruggs, 71, of Ashland, passed away on August 28, 2017. She was born on June 30, 1946 to the late Willie and Emma Hammock. Pricilla was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Ann and brothers, Ronnie and Kevin Hammock. She was a devoted employee of GE, Best Products, and QuibicaAMF. She loved animals and supported the rescue initiatives of Best Friends Animal Society. Pricilla...
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Joseph Carroll Melton

March 21, 1956 - August 26, 2017

Joseph C. "Joe" Melton, 61, of Henrico, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie E. Melton Jr. and Carol V. Melton; and brother, Billy Melton. He is survived by his brother and best friend, Dennis P. Melton; sisters, Ruby George and Sandra Fenner; and nephew, Luke Fenner. He enjoyed playing guitar and he loved music and trivia. We will...
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Jessie Mae Temple Stevens

October 31, 1947 - August 15, 2017

Jessie Mae Temple Stevens, 69, of Dawn, VA, peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Stevens Sr. Jessie embodied an entrepreneurial spirit and was a strong woman of faith. She loved traveling, gardening, and embraced fellowship with family and church members. Jessie is survived by her daughters, Sandra Stevens, Dana Johnson, and...
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David Alton Winfrey

February 22, 1943 - August 6, 2017

David Alton Winfrey, 74, of Beaverdam, passed away on August 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Winfrey and daughter, Karen Winfrey; his love, Dorothy Edgar; his parents, and a brother. David was a graduate of Elon College and University of Virginia. Mr. Winfrey was a teacher and principal in Hanover County as well as Page County. He enjoyed woodworking and creating antique...
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Rose Marie Harris

April 15, 1938 - August 5, 2017

HARRIS, Rose Marie, 79, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon. Left to cherish Rose Marie's memory are her son, Harvey Harris; and daughter, Suzanne Edwards (James); her brothers, Bill Wingfield (Linda) and Arthur Wingfield Jr.; and a sister, Linda Clark (Tom). The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017...
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Charles Allen Cole

July 12, 1952 - August 3, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Allen Cole, 65, of Doswell, passed away on August 3, 2017. He was the son of the late Elmo and Nina Cole and was preceded in death by his brother, Jake and sister, Ann. He was retired from Bear Island with over 35 years of service. Charlie was an avid hunter, traveling across the United States and into Argentina to hunt. He is survived by his wife, Terry Cole;...
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Edel Holm Thompson

January 2, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Edel Holm Thompson, 85, of Ashland, passed away on July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thompson; daughter, Linda Hamm and sister, Ella Albertus. Edel attended First Baptist Church in Ashland and enjoyed her Sunday School Class and knitting caps with fellow church members. She loved her river home and sharing it with her family and friends. Edel was an avid traveler....
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Dennis Ray Tapp

September 3, 1945 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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William Brent Hall

December 21, 1947 - July 24, 2017

William Brent Hall, 69, of Ashland, VA, passed away on July 24, 2017. Brent grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, graduating from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1966 and from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN in 1970. Following graduation he moved to Northern Virginia and began working at the U.S. General Accountability Office in Washington, DC retiring in 2007. He served in the U.S. Army in...
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Carolyn Parvin

June 17, 1939 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Edythe Olive Hoff Millar

February 26, 1925 - July 17, 2017

Edythe Millar, 92, of Caroline County, VA passed away July 17, 2017. She was born February 26, 1925 at her home in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in Bethel Park, PA. Edythe was employed by the National Weather Service as a meteorologist. While working in Toledo, Ohio she met her husband and fellow meteorologist, Glenn Frederick Millar. They married on June 12, 1950 at Bethel Presbyterian Church...
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Lester Herman Haymes

May 7, 1953 - July 16, 2017

Lester Herman Haymes Jr., 64, passed away on July 16, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Bon Air, Virginia. Lester was born on May 7, 1953 in Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Herman Haymes, Sr. Lester was a 1971 graduate of Hermitage High School and was a founding partner of PSL, Inc. until his retirement in 2014. Lester is survived by his devoted wife of...
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Thomas P. Ogden

June 11, 1943 - July 12, 2017

OGDEN, Thomas Patrick, 74, "Tom, Tommy, Pops, Grand Pap, Pap Pap, Hawk" passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on July 12 after a hard-fought battle with Leukemia. He is survived by his loving wife, Claire Martin, and his children Kelly LeBoeuf, Shannon Snodgrass (Josh) and Chris Ogden; his three grandchildren Ethan LeBoeuf, Lauren LeBoeuf and Madelyn Ogden; his sister Susie...
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Michael Duane Ayers

May 29, 1956 - July 11, 2017

AYERS, Michael D., 61, of Ashland, passed away on July 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Doris Ayers. He is survived by his wife, Marcella (Marci) Ayers; children, Matthew Ayers and Makayla Ayers; two grandchildren, Camerin and Kaydance; brother, Jamie Ayers (Phyllis); and two nieces, Erica and Amanda. Michael was a mechanic for many years in the laundry and dry...
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Cheryl Frasher Herbert

December 5, 1957 - July 6, 2017

Cheryl Frasher Herbert, 59, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 5, 1957 in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Frasher of Waynesboro, Virginia. She was a graduate of Hermitage High School in 1975. Cheryl received her BS in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1979...
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Ronnie Yates Witbeck

March 19, 1962 - July 6, 2017

Ronnie Yates Witbeck, 55, of Ashland, passed away on July 6, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Alvin and Susie Witbeck; brother, Craig Witbeck and sister, Pamela Stuart. There will be a memorial service held at a later date by the family. Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenashland.com.
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Fred Garfield Lawson

February 1, 1933 - July 6, 2017

Fred Garfield Lawson, Sr., 84, of Montpelier, passed away on July 6, 2017. He was the son of the late George and Emma Lawson of Cripple Creek, VA. Fred was also preceded in death by his siblings, James, Eugene, Beulah, Mae, Bill, Roy, Pearl, and Charlie. He was retired from UPS Freight with over 40 years of service. Fred was a devoted member of Hopeful Baptist Church. He loved gardening and...
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Carol Ann Blunt

March 11, 1965 - July 6, 2017

Carol Ann Blunt, 52, of Elmont, passed away on July 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ella Seay. She worked at Bundle of Joy Child Care as Director for over 20 years. Carol is survived by her husband, H.T. Blunt; son, Ryan Blunt (Molly); daughter, Ashton Blunt; five and a half grandchildren; brothers, Roy Seay (Lori) and Alvin Seay. The family will receive friends on Sunday,...
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Marilynn Brand Gould

June 1, 1925 - July 3, 2017

Marilynn Brand Gould passed away peacefully on July 3, 2017 at the age of 92. She was the devoted wife of 54 years of the late Kenneth Lawrence Gould. She leaves behind three loving children, Alison Gould Carter, Lawrence Brand Gould, and Meredith Wanner Gould; a grandson, Zachary Lawrence Carter; son-in-law, Michael Charles Carter, and daughter-in-law Kelli Gould. Marilynn was preceded in...
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Dorothy Ann Wilson

September 3, 1936 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Denise J. Howard

August 30, 1952 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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James Henry Durrett

February 20, 1928 - June 28, 2017

James Henry Durrett, 89, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lewis Durrett and Emma Coleman. James was a graduate of Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC and Pastor in the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith; children, Janet Flynn (Rob) and Brian...
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Lois Parrish Rucker

December 3, 1938 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Grace Link Patton

March 8, 1917 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Ashland, Ashland, VA.
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Annie Lucille Smith Haley

October 10, 1912 - June 12, 2017

Annie Lucille Haley, 104, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at her home in Ashland. She was born in Caroline County in 1912 to Edna Cobb and Audubon Leonard Smith. She and her family, which included 5 siblings, Lloyd, Audubon, Leonard, Ashton, and Louise lived on Cool Water Farm in Caroline County. Lucille was a very good student and her love of learning allowed her to further her education...
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Dorothy Mable Bruce Jarrell

February 27, 1935 - June 9, 2017

Dorothy Mable Bruce Jarrell, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 9th, 2017. She was a resident of Lake Caroline, Virginia. She loved to dance, sing, and work in her flower gardens. She sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School for many years. Her smile would light up a room. Dot, as she was known to everyone, sold World Book Encyclopedias and serviced the schools in...
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Jim Thomas "JT Brown

February 3, 1931 - June 4, 2017

BROWN, James Thomas "Jim" "JT", left behind his earthly body on June 4, 2017 to soar with the angels. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas in 1931 to James Noble Brown and Betty Louise Murdaugh Brown. His early childhood was spent there until the family move to Chicago where he met his first wife in junior high. Jim joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country in the Korean War. The...
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Lawrence Richey Jewell

October 8, 1930 - June 1, 2017

JEWELL, L. Richey, 86, of Ashland, Virginia passed away on June 1, 2017. Born October 8, 1930, to the late Hubert H. and Ella Mae Jewell, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lillian Taylor Jewell. He is survived by his sons, R. Craig Jewell and his wife, Pam and L. Gayle Jewell and his wife, Lou Ann. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Allison Jewell; his brother, Hubert H....
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Anne Chewning Gentry

October 4, 1920 - May 27, 2017

Anne Chewning Gentry "GranAnne", 96, of Farrington, passed peacefully into her eternal home with God on May 27, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John Wilkerson Chewning and Annie Bledsoe Chewning and was preceded in death by her brothers, Warren, Thomas, and William Chewning and sisters, Ellen Chewning Nuckols and Virginia Chewning Holman; and grandson, John Warner Allison. Anne...
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Margaret Ellen Stanley

March 12, 1949 - May 26, 2017

STANLEY, Margaret Ellen, 68, of Beaverdam, passed away on May 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Berkley" Stanley; her son, Troy Eugene Stanley; and dear friend, Ruth Hall. She worked for Hanover County Public School System as a bus driver and aide for special needs students for 22 years. She loved playing bingo and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Margaret is...
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Clyde Wesley Bragg

February 10, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Clyde W. Bragg, Sr.,92, of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and a member of the Cadet Corps in F company. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps. Clyde was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Bettie. He is survived by his son, Clyde (Ruth); daughter, Debbie (David); grandchildren, Christene (Jason),...
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George Herbert Field

September 2, 1925 - May 18, 2017

George Herbert "Sandy" Field, 91, was born in Colorado on September 2, 1925, to the late William D. and Eveyley (Miller) Field. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, where George's mother died when he was 14. After overcoming struggles growing up, George graduated in 1942 from Bishop High School and immediately joined the Navy. He was stationed on the USS Miami (CL-89) as part of...
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Curtis Bateman

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2017

Curtis Alan Bateman, 61, of Ashland, departed this world on May 12, 2017.? He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth M. Alley; his brother, Charles D. Bateman; and his sister, Elaine A. Hill. He was a beloved uncle to Daniel, Kevin, Jesse Jr., and Chelsey; as well as his five great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles H. Bateman; and his sister, Marie Bateman Minton....
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Sandy Rohr Brinson

July 17, 1958 - May 11, 2017

Sandy Rohr Brinson, 58, of Ashland, passed away on May 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Brinson and her mother, Dreama Rohr. She was a woman with big heart who would always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Sandy is survived by her son, Shane Brinson. A graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery at a later date.
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Edna M. Matthews

January 24, 1939 - May 8, 2017

MATTHEWS, Edna Earle Moorefield, 78, of Ashland, passed away in Mechanicsville on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on January 24, 1939. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Bettie Mae Harris and Oscar Boothe Moorefield; and sister, Wanda Moorefield West. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Huell W. Matthews, Jr.; daughter, Tasia Matthews Pyrales (George); son,...
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Betty Melton Carswell

July 16, 1931 - May 6, 2017

Betty Melton Carswell, 85, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Boiling Springs, NC, she was the daughter of Rev. A.G. Melton and Lela Wright Melton. She moved to Ashland, VA with her family as a teen and later graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, John W. Carswell Sr. They moved to Maryland in 1964 where they raised four...
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Joan June Melton

December 22, 1934 - May 3, 2017

Melton, Joan June, 82, went to be with the Lord May 3, 2017. Joan was born December 22, 1934, to the late Journey and Josie Melton. She is survived by her sister, Joy Melton (Eugene) Tiller. Also surviving are her nieces, Ann Tiller, Cindy (Al) Thomason; nephews, David (Dani) Tiller, and Barry Tiller. Other beloved family members are her great-nieces, Emily (Nicholas Smith) Thomason and Elizabeth...
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Arthur Christian Pagnini

May 17, 1960 - May 2, 2017

Arthur "Chip" Pagnini, 56, of Beaverdam passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Chip was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 17, 1960. He was an employee at Willis, Towers, Watson in Glen Allen. Chip was an extraordinary person, faithful to God and his family. He was a Deacon at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church. Deacon Chip officiated at weddings and baptisms and took his calling seriously. Yet he was...
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Manda Lee Johns

January 12, 1971 - May 2, 2017

Manda Johns, 46, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Manda was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 12th, 1971. She is survived by her husband Wally Johns, daughters Janelle and Jenafer Johns, granddaughter Kylie Clarke, father and mother Robert and Karen Mostler, and brother Robert Mostler. Manda attended Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter, Florida from...
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Nancy Whittington Jacobsen

March 19, 1927 - May 2, 2017

Nancy Louise Whittington Jacobsen, 90, of Glen Allen, passed away on May 2, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Samuel Whittington, Jr. and Mabelle Rose Freeman. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Robert Jacobsen; daughter, Amy Louise Jacobsen; and sister, Joan Gatewood. She is survived by her sister, Linda Ralph (Tom); children, Joanna Watson (Buster) and Paul Jacobsen ...
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Charles Paul Hileman

December 7, 1979 - May 1, 2017

Charles Paul Hileman (Charlie), 37, of Ashland, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Finn; paternal grandfather, Charles R. Hileman; and niece, Zoé Stanley. He enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, and he also loved to cook. He loved being with his friends and family. He was a free spirit and a dare devil. Charlie is...
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Brian Scott Mahanes

October 29, 1969 - April 29, 2017

Scott Mahanes, 47, of Hanover, took his last ride on April 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Stephen Altorfer. Scott bravely served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of multiple deployments including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Continuing Promise. Scott was a director for CSX Railroad with 24 years of...
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William Randall Autry

June 4, 1925 - April 26, 2017

William "Bill" Randall Autry, 91, of Ashland, passed peacefully on April 26, 2017. He was the son of the late James and Margaret Autry. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Autry and step-son, Michael Whittemore. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a part of the invasions of Philippines, Sicily, and Normandy and remained active with the U.S.S. Susan B....
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Nancy Jeter Sprouse

August 1, 1942 - April 22, 2017

Nancy Jeter Sprouse, 74, of Hanover, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ed Sprouse; children, Sonny Sprouse and Cindy Traylor (Tim); grandchildren, Bud Sprouse, Lisa Sprouse, Krissi Parsley, Courtney Traylor, Timmy Traylor; great-grandchildren, Myah, Gabriella, Aiden, Linden, Sebastian, and Kinsley; sister, Barbara Miller (Gordon) and brothers,...
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Linda Andrews Sigman

January 19, 1945 - April 21, 2017

Sigman, Linda Andrews, 72, of Hanover, passed away on April 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Sigman; sister, Helen Duggan and husband, Edd Dugan; nephews, Dennis Wilbunn, Jr, Claude Sherman Lampie, III and Robert Earl Lampie; nieces, Melissa Coates , Amanda Rosenblooms, and Mary Ellen Lampie Davis; and sister-in-law, Wilma Faye Lampie. Linda was a life-long member of River Road...
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Thomas Joseph Stanley

October 4, 1943 - April 19, 2017

STANLEY, Thomas Joseph Sr.,73, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Thomas, Tom, TJ, Grandpa Stanley, was born in 1943. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School and attended Ferrum College. Tom was an avid golfer and loved to spend time at the Rappahannock River. He worked his entire 39-year career with Virginia State Police and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 144th...
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Christine Tucker Garnett

June 6, 1925 - April 15, 2017

GARNETT, Christine, of Elmont and Glen Allen, passed away on April 15, 2017. She was the widow of Thomas Garnett. She was preceded in death by her parents, McKinley and Nannie Tucker and siblings, Cabel Tucker, Nina Dunn, Frances Hudson, Bell Foster, and William Tucker. Mrs. Garnett was a member of Kenwood United Methodist Church (Elmont) for over 65 years. Survivors include her daughters, Judy...
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Marilyn Lewis Dyson

May 20, 1925 - April 13, 2017

Marilyn (Mary Lynn) Lewis Dyson, 91, of Dawn, VA, went home on April 13, 2017. She was born to Strother and Linda Pitts Lewis May 20, 1925 in Bowling Green, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Dyson, Sr., and her sisters, Catherine "Kitty" Broaddus, Ella "Polly" Frazier and Virginia Beasley. For 68 years, alongside her family and numerous members of the Dawn...
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Robert Ray Hart

April 17, 1938 - April 12, 2017

HART, Robert Ray Sr., passed away on April 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae Hart; mother, Bulah Ball Hart and father, Walter Ernest Hart. Robert leaves behind his children, Thelma Ann Hart, Randolph Wilson Hart and Robert Ray Hart Jr.; daughters-in-law, Paige Hart and Pauline Hart; granddaughters, Samantha Grace Hart and Ashley Wixon Catron; two brothers, Clyde Hart and...
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Douglas Alexander Freeman

November 14, 1956 - April 8, 2017

FREEMAN, Douglas A., Jr., (Big Billy and also known as Peaches to his VDOT coworkers) 60, of Ashland, VA, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret C. Freeman. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia (Pat-Pat) Freeman; son, Douglas S. Freeman (Elizabeth); daughters, Brandy M. Freeman (Anthony Morgan), and Heather R. Freeman ...
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Frederick Raymond Lollo

March 11, 1925 - April 5, 2017

Frederick Raymond Lollo, 92, of Glen Allen, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Frederick Joseph Lollo and his daughter, Donna Joanell Sisson. Fred proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp in WWII. He was the epitome of a faithful husband, an ideal father, and a loving grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Donna Lollo; daughter, Sharon...
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Jeurdine S. Brothers

May 1, 1927 - April 1, 2017

BROTHERS, Jeurdine S., 89, of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville C. "Ben" Brothers, Jr. She is survived by one son, Granville C.Brothers, III (Elizabeth Cardaropoli); two daughters, Laurie B. Greene and Stephanie B. Nixon (Jarrod); five grandchildren, Granville C. Brothers IV, Benjamin Beau Brothers, Ariadne Brothers, Lauren G....
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Dave Taylor

January 3, 1941 - April 1, 2017

TAYLOR, Woodford Dave, 76, of Chesterfield, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodford D. and Elizabeth Taylor; sister, Linda Kirby; and daughter, Brenda Taylor. Dave retired from Nabisco as a maintenance supervisor. He served in the Navy for four years. Dave enjoyed woodworking. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Taylor; children, Melinda...
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Franklin Carey Dail

August 28, 1958 - March 31, 2017

Carey Dail, a long time Ashland resident and community member, passed away suddenly Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Henrico Doctors Hospital. He is survived by his father, Joseph Darrell Dail, Sr., his brother Joseph Darrell Dail, Jr., his wife Robin Dail and her son Dean Kline, his daughter Cara Leigh Williams and husband Russell Todd Williams, Jr., his son Christopher Carey Dail and wife Lauren...
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Betty Lois Gibson

September 7, 1935 - March 28, 2017

Gibson, Betty Lois, 81, of Ashland, passed away on March 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gibson. She is survived by her children, Francis E. Uzzell, Jr. Deborah Gardner, Donna Layell (Teddy), and Robin Watts; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; brother-in-law, Morris Lee Gibson; and nephew, J.R., Chappell (Ann Raye). The family will...
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Ruth Anne Wilkins

July 24, 1930 - March 27, 2017

WILKINS, Ruth Anne, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, formerly of Doswell, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in 1930, she was forever 39 and holding. Anne was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Jeter WIlkins, Jr. and her brother Joseph Earl Bowles, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ann C. Bruce (A.C.), Jane Stanley (Charley), and Tommy Wilkins;...
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Elsa Miers Stanley

May 11, 1919 - March 27, 2017

STANLEY, Elsa Miers, 97, of Beaverdam, passed away on March 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mills (James); two granddaughters, Angela Nixon (Steve) and Stephanie Swart (Ignatius); as well as three great-grandchildren, Chase and McKenzie Buchanan and Annaliese Swart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Buster" Stanley; her mother, Virginia Lillard; stepfather,...
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James Rollin Figley

May 23, 1934 - March 26, 2017

FIGLEY, James R., 82, of Doswell, VA, slipped the surly bonds of his earthly home on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sue Morris Figley; his daughter, Diane Coats (David); step-daughter, Bonnie M. Jordan (Dennis); and step-son, Arnold Morris, Jr.; brothers, Lewis and Thomas Figley; and sister, Marybelle Young (Bob). Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Palmer and their...
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Gregg Alan Scoggins

December 1, 1963 - March 26, 2017

Dr. Gregg Alan Scoggins, DVM, JD slipped quietly into Eternal Glory on March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his dad, Ross Dean Scoggins, and grandparents. He is survived by his sons, Jonathan Alan Scoggins and Phillip Gray Scoggins, both of Ashland, VA, mother of his sons, Krista Lynne (Dutton) Scoggins of Ashland, VA, and beloved companion, Sue Lilly of Melbourne, Australia. He is also...
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Charles Dabney Beasley

October 1, 1922 - March 19, 2017

Charles Beasley, 94, of Ashland, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was in the U. S. Army during WW II and retired from R. F. & P. Railroad after 44 years of service. He was a member of Taylorsville Baptist Church and a member and inspiration of the YMCA in Ashland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Beasley and daughter, Pam Beasley. He is survived by three sons, Ronnie,...
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Richard Harding Greene

October 9, 1956 - March 16, 2017

Richard Harding Greene, 60, of Hanover, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Ray Greene and Fadra Lablanc Greene. He is survived by his beloved wife, Laurie Brothers Greene; brother, Chip Greene; two daughters, Lauren Greene Mast and her husband, Chris and Taylor Greene; four grandchildren, Cameron and Chance Greene and Brayson and...
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Dennis Allen Harris

June 30, 1959 - March 15, 2017

Dennis Allen Harris, 57, of Beaverdam, passed away March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Ray Harris. He worked at Bear Island Paper Company and was a dedicated employee for over 38 years. He was a member at Chapel Church of Christ in Montpelier. Dennis is survived by his son, Ryan Matthew Harris; mother, Catherine Harris; sisters, Debra Harris Gravatt and Tammy Harris;...
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Altamont Dickerson

February 19, 1955 - March 15, 2017

DICKERSON, Altamont "Monty", III, 62, of Ashland, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Madison; and mother, Margie. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Farrah and Stephanie (Ken); son, Keith; three grandsons, Jude, Heber, and Tim; father, Altamont Dickerson, Jr.; sisters, Anne and Gale (Sandy); and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. A...
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