Our Obituaries

Nancy Marie Hatley

October 20, 1980 - June 21, 2017

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

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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

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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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Polly G. Duvall

January 13, 1930 - April 10, 2017

DUVALL, Pauline "Polly," 87, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017, in Richmond, Va. She was born in Augusta County, Va. Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Helen; and her husband of over 60 years, A. Ray. She worked at CVS/Peoples Drug for over 45 years. Polly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by all...
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Robert Gene Oxley,

November 15, 1957 - April 9, 2017

Robert Gene "Pete" Oxley, Jr., 59, of Richmond passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He attended Lee Davis High School and Richmond Tech for HVAC systems. Pete was a master electrician and served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a diesel mechanic working on and test driving tanks. He loved racing, football and trips to the beach. He loved his job and took pride in anything and everything he did. ...
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Raymond Matthew Henry

July 24, 1992 - April 7, 2017

Corporal Raymond M. Henry, 24, of Richmond, passed away on April 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Ricardo M. Henry. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Dacia Y. Henry; sisters, Audrey E. Henry and Camille J. Henry; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Genie A. Murphy, Mr. Michael B. Murphy, and Dr. John W. Hall, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Mrs. Joyce Henry and Mr. Washington...
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Roger Mays Agee,

September 7, 1959 - April 7, 2017

AGEE, Roger Mays Jr. "Rocky," 57, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 7, 2017. Rocky was a tremendously kind, generous, and caring person. He was passionate about his family, friends, bluegrass music, the outdoors, and the St. Louis Cardinals. As we reflect on his life, we hope to take comfort in his love for his family and friends, his contagious...
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Dave Lee Campbell

September 18, 1947 - April 7, 2017

Dave Campbell, 69, of Mechanicsville passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was the owner of Hanover Peaches and was a member of the American Legion Post # 144. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Clara Campbell and brother, Tommy Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Ann Campbell; son, Brian Campbell and wife, Donna; grandson, Jack Campbell; brother, Danny Campbell and wife,...
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Eileen Sullivan Williams

September 13, 1957 - April 4, 2017

Eileen Sullivan Williams, 59, beloved wife, mother, sister, teacher and friend, passed away peacefully at home in Varina on Tue. April 4, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Brent, their son, Brendan, 2 sisters, Bernice Cavalluzzi (Marty) and Ruth Bedore (Joby), and 5 brothers, Greg Sullivan (Emily Beck), Paul Sullivan (Shari), Philip Sullivan (Theresa), Robert Sullivan (Amanda) and Thomas...
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Wilton S. Mitchell,

October 16, 1926 - April 4, 2017

Wilton S. Mitchell, Jr., 90, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was a career long truck driver and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. He loved riding his motorcycle and working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Ellyson Mitchell; parents, Wilton and Marie Mitchell; daughter, Donna M. Ho; grandson, Jeffrey Manoley; brother, Joseph Mitchell...
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Larry Anthony Cox

November 25, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Larry Anthony Cox, on April 2, 2017, God called another angel home. Larry joins in heaven his mother and father, Lewis Cox Sr. and Gladys Butler Cox; and his brother, Donald Cox Sr. Larry was an amazing father, raising his three children on his own, Amy Cox (Robert Carroll), Eric Cox (Amber) and Tammy Campbell (Jason). In 1995, he married Madge and took the role of dad to her four children, Lisa...
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Elsie Louise Guidt

April 27, 1931 - April 2, 2017

Elsie Louise Shumaker Guidt, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Claude Patrick Guidt, Jr., and her parents, Ernest and Agnes Shumaker. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mitchell Guidt (Susan) and Terry Guidt (Beverly); grandchildren, Lora Hamilton (Scott), Travis Guidt (Jennifer), Tara Dalton, and Troy Guidt ...
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Judith Ann Rosner

February 14, 1944 - April 1, 2017

Judith Rosner, 73 of Richmond, passed away on April 1, 2017. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Lorraine Cottone. Judith worked as a Personal Director at Campbell Shipyard in San Diego, CA. She is survived by her siblings: Lawrence Cottone of Salt Lake City, UT., Suzanne Cottone of Southbury, CT., Nancy Kinsley of Fredericksburg, VA., Pamela Archer of Winchester, VA., and James...
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Anne M. Jones

December 7, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Anne M. Jones, 86, of Henrico, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark D. Jones; sons, John Robert Maxey Jr. and David Wayne Maxey; sisters, Margaret Miller, Marcie Conway and Thelma Lee Patterson; and brother, Clarence Patterson. Anne worked as an administrative assistant at Richmond Memorial Hospital and was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church...
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Lillie Walker Pulling

March 8, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Lillie Walker Pulling, 89, of Highland Springs, Va., passed away on March 27, 2017. She was born on March 8, 1928, in Highland Springs. She married the late Richard Carter Pulling Sr. in 1945. She is preceded in death by her husband and by their son, Gary. She is survived by her sister, Sarah Throckmorton; five children, Margaret Batten, Richard Pulling Jr., Glenn Pulling, Sandra Payne and Janet...
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Robert Barry Norris

June 10, 1955 - March 26, 2017

Robert Barry Norris, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Helen V. Norris; brother, John R. Norris, Jr.; and sons, Chirs and Daniel Norris. Robert worked at Nabisco for 36 years as a sanitor. He was a proud Marine "M.P.". Robert was an avid hunter and a fairly truthful fisherman. Left to cherish his memory are...
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Eileen Burkett Pomeroy

April 23, 1938 - March 25, 2017

POMEROY, Eileen Burkett, 78, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Eileen is survived by her husband, John Russell Pomeroy, Jr.; children, Michael Pomeroy (Sandy), Mary-Louise Preston (Chuck), Christopher Pomeroy (Mary-Ellen) & Angela Pomeroy; grandchildren, Kayla, Lee & Larry; siblings, Kathleen Craig & Louis Fryzel. Eileen was a very proud member of the United...
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Gleason F. Dale

January 21, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Rev. Gleason F. Dale, 91, of Hopewell, finished his course on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was a retired Ordained Bishop with the Church of God and was a member of City Point Restoration Church of God. Rev. Dale served as a pastor for 20 years in West Virginia, chaplain for John Randolph Medical Center for 15 years and nursing home minister for 13 years. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Barbara Atkins Thornton

August 26, 1925 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Atkins Thornton, 91, of Sandston, passed away on March 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Thornton. She is survived by 3 daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and David Milby, Jean and David Anderson, and Judy and Bruce Fleming. Barbara loved her family and was thrilled to have 11 grandchildren: Michael, Becky, Ted, Will, Douglas, James, Carter, Lorena, Christian...
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Shirley Gray Newsom

May 8, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Shirley Gray Newsom "Shorty", 90, of Highland Springs, passed away on March 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion; his mother, Alice; his wife, Norma; and his son, Jack. He drove a semi for 20 years for New Dixie Lines before going to work for Sears for about 20 years. He served honorably in WWII in the Guadalcanal Campaign. He loved camping with his family, and he...
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Dolores Kasky Posenau

January 11, 1932 - March 21, 2017

Dolores Kasky Posenau, 85, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She retired from Stone Container Company and was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Eastern Star. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John H. Posenau, Jr.; son, Dr. Jerry L. Posenau ...
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Helen Pryor Moore

March 24, 1920 - March 20, 2017

MOORE, Helen Pryor, 96, of Petersburg passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott Moore, Jr.; and her son Robert S. "Bobby" Moore, III. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Carol Hawley; granddaughter, Marie Boger (Bill); great-granddaughters Madelyn and Sarah; and daughter-in-law Nancy Moore. Graveside Services will be held on...
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Timmy Timothy Ladd

June 8, 1957 - March 20, 2017

Howard Timothy "Timmy" Ladd went to be with our Lord on March 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, John Paul Ladd Sr. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Rose Ladd; children, Tanya Shiflett, Zachary Ladd and Roz Ladd; three grandchildren, three great-grandkids; his brothers, Rick and John Ladd Jr. and his niece and nephews. He was a local musician for most of his life,...
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Myrtle B. Parrish

April 30, 1921 - March 19, 2017

Myrtle Booth Parrish passed away on March19, 2017. She is preceded on death by her husband Sam E. Parrish; two sons, Sam & Buckey; grandson, Bill Sharpe and daughter, Frances Upchurch. She is survived by her daughters, Jean & Carrie Robinson. Online condolences may be conveyed at www.nelsencares.com.Visitation Nelsen Funeral HomeThursday, March 23, 20172:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m...
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Timothy Dwayne Sensabaugh

February 12, 1965 - March 18, 2017

Timothy D. (Timmy)Sensabaugh, 52, departed this life suddenly after having by-pass surgery on March 18, 2017. Timmy left us holding on to the hand of his father, Robert; sister, Terrie and grandmother who loved him dearly. They are all together now reunited with our Lord in heaven. He is survived by his son, Samuel (Sam); mother, Priscilla; sisters, Renee' Gardner and Cindy S. Enroughty (Brad)....
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Sidney Burcham Lowery

May 28, 1935 - March 17, 2017

LOWERY, Sidney Burcham, 81, of Henrico, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born on May 28, 1935 in Crewe, Va. to the late Mary Stanley Burcham and Herman Sidney Burcham. Sidney was a longtime member and pianist at Varina Baptist Church. She had a love for traveling to places both near and far with her family and friends. Sidney was a kindergarten teacher for many years at Fellowship...
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Jack W. Stepp

September 13, 1954 - March 15, 2017

Jack W. Stepp, 62, of Henrico, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Maxie Stepp; and his wife, Deborah Stepp. Left to cherish his memory are his longtime girlfriend and caregiver, Teresa "Weezy" Henry; longtime fishing buddy and friend, John Henry; Rickey Henry, who was like the brother he never got to know; and Renee Carter, who...
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Barbara Gay Merrifield McKinney

November 14, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Barbara Gay Merrifield McKinney, 74, of Highland Springs, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born on November 14, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Barbara attended St. Patrick's High School in Iowa. She furthered her education at Clarke College and earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New Kent, Va. Barbara...
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Allen Dudley Atkins

November 11, 1947 - March 11, 2017

Allen "Bubba" Dudley Atkins, 69, passed away after a long struggle with COPD on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Richmond, Va. He was born November 11, 1947 in Richmond, Va. with four sisters, Pat, Judy, Diane and Sissy; and two brothers, Larry and Danny. He spent a wonderful 35 years with Glenda Pollay. Together they raised one daughter, Vanessa; and four sons, Shane, Nathan, Matthew and Dalton. ...
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Claude Laverne Miller

September 2, 1947 - March 9, 2017

Claude Miller Jr., 69, passed away on March 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lora Miller; and his brothers, Randall and Dwayne. He is survived by his sisters, Teresa (Bill) and Patricia, among numerous family and friends. Arrangements for cremation are with Nelsen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or...
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Rebecca J. Breeden

January 25, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Rebecca J. Breeden, 80, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, and sisters. Rebecca is survived by her children, Debra "Susie" Pittman (Ronald) and Hugh "Herman" Clark (Nancy); grandchildren, Bruce Pittman (Kim) and Robert Pittman; great-grandchild, Tyler Pittman; nieces, Cheryl Valenti and Janet Wilson; and nephews. The family...
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Margaret Taylor Berry

June 22, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Margaret Taylor Berry, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, born and raised in the Afton Mountains, departed this life surrounded by family to be with her Holy Father on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl "Leon" Taylor; second husband, Robert "Bob" Berry; daughters, Sharon Taylor and Joan Garnett; and siblings, Phil, Alice, Mildred and...
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Richard Leslie Marr,

March 4, 1948 - March 4, 2017

Richard L. "Biddie" Marr, Jr., 69, of Charles City, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Richard was a master welder and fabricator. He served in the U.S. Army as a weapon specialist deployed to Germany for two years during the Vietnam War. Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Virginia Grubbs; father, Richard Leslie Marr Sr.; and wife of 20 years, Frances Marr. Left to...
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Joyce Lee Slaughter

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

SLAUGHTER, Joyce Wash, 84, of Sandston, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Elsie Wash; and a sister, Peggy Atkins. She is survived by her husband, Roy "Sonny" Slaughter; children, Bo Slaughter (Mary Catherine), Lynne Bew (Bubba), Donna Massey (Jess), Bill Slaughter and Cindy Brown (John); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren....
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Joyce Lee Slaughter

November 12, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Betty J. Cochran

January 26, 1942 - February 26, 2017

COCHRAN, Betty J., 75, was born January 26, 1942 in Lancaster PA. She went home to her Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl C "Jim" Cochran, Jr., she is survived by children: Rob Petres (Lea), Frances Adams (Mark), Suzanne Stricker (Kurt), Randy Petres (Mary), Bill Cochran (Debbie) and Katy Wilde (David); grandchildren: Nathan Adams, Rachel Adams, Sydney...
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James Lawrence Heit

April 2, 1947 - February 24, 2017

James L. "Jimmy" Heit, 69, of Henrico passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was a foreman and master machinist at Reynold's Metals. He enjoyed Drag Racing and was a member of the Dead End Gang. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Heit and is survived by his children, Danny Heit (Kay), Angela Heit, Ann Lorene Heit and Tabatha Ann Heit; grandchildren,...
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Bryan Lane Griffith

November 16, 1984 - February 22, 2017

With his gentle kindness and unyielding wit, Bryan Lane Griffith, 32, lost his battle with epilepsy (SUDEP) on February 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Emily Ferguson; mother, Janet Blackwell; father, Lane Griffith; step-mom, Linda Griffith; sister, Kimberly Foutz (Michael); nephew, Oliver; mother-in-law, Susan Ferguson; and his uncle and friend, Mark Troia. Griff went through...
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