Our Obituaries

Russell James Brooks

January 17, 1921 - January 28, 2018


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Betty R. Taylor

October 8, 1927 - January 26, 2018

Betty Ranger Taylor, passed away on January 26, 2018. She was born on October 8,1927, in Maybeury, West Virginia, to Robert Allen Ranger and Florence Whitt Ranger.Throughout her life, she was fiercely loyal and devoted to her family and caring for herhusband, sons and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and, thelove of her life, her husband, David Daniel Taylor. She is...
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Brydon M. DeWitt

June 9, 1943 - January 25, 2018

DeWitt, Brydon M. Died on January 25. He is survived by his wife Lou, son Brydon, daughter-in-law Lisa, grandchildren Brydon John, Mark, and Caroline, and Aunt Ruth Gift. Brydon was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He dedicated his career to serving non-profits and was a teacher and author. He was director of development at his alma mater, Bridgewater College. Since 1995, Brydon...
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Charles Mabre Armstrong

August 26, 1944 - January 25, 2018

Charles "Chuck" Armstrong, 73, of Glen Allen, Va., went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2018. He was a beloved husband and father who is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carolyn; his son, Scott and daughter-in-law, Leah; grandchildren, Lindsey and Wesley; father, J. Mabre Armstrong; and brother, Randy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dale Williamson Armstrong, and brother, Gary...
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Steven Lee Ruwe

July 24, 1962 - January 20, 2018


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Donald Hall Kent

February 28, 1938 - January 19, 2018

The Honorable Donald Hall Kent, 79, of Richmond passed away January 19, 2018. Judge Kent was born February 28, 1938, in Danville, Virginia to the late Jesse Elwood Kent and Margaret Hall Kent. Judge Kent was a member of Derbyshire Baptist Church, served in the United States Army and was a graduate of The University of Richmond, where he received his Juris Doctor from the T. C. Williams Law School...
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Marjorie K. Siemonsen

June 7, 1925 - January 19, 2018


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Gwendolyn Louise Glasser

September 14, 1930 - January 19, 2018

GLASSER, Gwendolyn Louise, Gwen left this world after a mercifully short battle with cancer. Remaining at home allowed her family to be with her throughout, talking with her and holding her hands until the end. Born in Donora, Pa., on September 14, 1930, Gwendolyn Louise Helen Chiprich attended local schools and the University of Pittsburgh. She married William "Bill (or as she often called him, ...
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Joyce Poore Smith

September 30, 1934 - January 18, 2018

SMITH, Joyce Poore, of Goochland, VA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark and sister, Doris Parrish. She is survived by Edgar, her husband of 64 years and her children Beth Valentine (Steve), Sara Rowe (Keith Catlett), Matthew Smith (Mandy); grandchildren, Christian Evans (Ryan), Megan Howard (Lee), Kelsey Valentine, Trenton and...
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Joseph Enerson Miller

September 16, 1937 - January 16, 2018


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Elizabeth S. Butcher

March 18, 1946 - January 16, 2018

Elizabeth Sanford Butcher died January 16, 2018, at the age of 71. She was preceded by her parents, Filmore and Frances Sanford; and brother-in-law, Charles Cook. She is survived by sons, Scott Enroughty, Brian Enroughty and wife, Michelle Williams (grandchild, Beckett Enroughty), Kevin Butcher and wife, Christina Butcher (grandchildren, Kevin Jr. and Kaitlyn); sisters, Barbara Cook, Penny Kidd...
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Allen A. Emory

October 7, 1925 - January 15, 2018


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Anthony Stanley Nestor

February 2, 1949 - January 15, 2018


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Cecile Beck Oakley

April 28, 1918 - January 14, 2018


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Jerald Reed Mercer

August 6, 1953 - January 14, 2018

MERCER, Jerald "Jerry" Reed, 64, of Richmond, VA. left this worldly life on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Reed Mercer. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Mercer; partner, then "Bride" of 40 years, Beth Cassidy Mercer; their son, Reed Mercer; grandchild, Destiny Mercer and four siblings. Jerry was loved by all and considered many friends as family. A...
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James S. Dunn

September 25, 1928 - January 13, 2018

James S. Dunn passed away peacefully on January 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. Jim was born to Annie and Frank Dunn on September 25, 1928. Jim was a great family man and loving father. He was most proud of his many siblings and his family home, the Dunn Farm of the Trevilian Station Battlefield. He loved his family, friends and Sussex Square neighbors. He was a wonderful...
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Bernice P. SHIFFLETT

March 12, 1920 - January 12, 2018

Bernice Parrish Shifflett 97, of Chesterfield, passed peacefully away January 12, 2018. She joins in Heaven her husband, Ralph Shifflett. She was retired from Friedman Y. Mark Clothing. She is also survived by her five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23238.
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David J. Irving

August 24, 1931 - January 11, 2018

David J. Irving, Sr., 86, of Highland Springs, Va. went home to be with his Father January 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Ruth B. Irving; four children, David J. Irving, Jr. of Hanover, Velda Whitehead of Yorktown, Deborah Irving of Richmond and Charles S. Irving (Margaret) of Richmond; sister, Geraldine Umphlet (Al) of Richmond; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. We would...
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Linda Richardson Wentzel

January 11, 2018

Linda Gail Richardson Wentzel passed away on January 11, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband Carl Frank Wentzel Jr, her children Mary Bourke (Jack) Carl Wentzel (Karen) Wendy DuVal (Marc) and Beverly Vincent (Daniel) and grandchildren Heather, Lindsay, Taylor, Hammer, Joey, Hannah, and Claudia. Linda loved cooking and had an extensive collection of cook books, she enjoyed watching movies...
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Kenneth Earl Fisher

May 22, 1961 - January 10, 2018

Kenneth E. Fisher, 56, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was the owner of K.E. Fisher Co, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, Auburn and Roxie Anne Fisher. He is survived by two brothers, Michael of Virginia Beach, and Wayne of Tampa, Florida; one nephew, Charles Fisher of Atlanta; brother- in-law, Patrick Rogers of Tampa, Florida; very devoted cousins...
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Hattie Plante Copeland

December 23, 1924 - January 9, 2018

COPELAND, Hattie Plante, 93, of Henrico, Hattie was born December 23, 1924 in Fitzwilliam, NH, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Lakewood Manor in Richmond. She will be remembered for her servant's heart, musical talents and loving hugs. She graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and served as church organist at Ginter Park Baptist...
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John Henry Maida

December 17, 1937 - January 7, 2018

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Ann Ivey Gunn

February 23, 1974 - January 6, 2018

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Robert Alfred Upton

March 8, 1964 - January 6, 2018

Robert Alfred Upton 53, went to be with his Lord on January 6, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Judy A. Upton and Grandson Kevin N Taylor. survived by his children, Julie Trueman, Billy W Trueman, George E Trueman JR. Granddaughter Casey Lynn And husband Stephen three greatgranddaughters Ari'Yana, Cerinitysky, Madalynn. that he loved and adored. Mother Mable Josphine Kirby...
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Chistopher Robert Stephens

August 2, 1945 - January 4, 2018

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Francis Alfred Hare

November 5, 1926 - December 31, 2017

HARE, Francis A. "Bud," passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born in Washington, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1926, to Elda Elizabeth and Francis Alfred Hare, he was the youngest and last surviving child. Bud was preceded in death by his two brothers, John Edgar Hare and William Hodge Hare; and also by his stepfather, Colonel Nathaniel James Perkins of Fork Union. He left...
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Hartford Bracey Gittman

April 19, 1935 - December 31, 2017

GITTMAN, H. Bracey, 82 of Richmond, VA. Loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Lucy Gittman, and his son Brian S. Gittman. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara Jean Perks Gittman. He is survived by his 3 children, Sheila G. Poore, James "Jim" Gittman, and Lisa G. Dufour...
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Margie R. Jordan

September 16, 1924 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Agnes Harris Sacra

June 10, 1930 - December 31, 2017

Sacra, Agnes Harris, 87, of Henrico County answered God's call on December 31, 2017, after a long illness. A beloved mother, grandmother, sister, wife, and friend. She is survived by her two children Paul Sacra (Priscilla) and Sharon S. White (Kevin), sister Dorothy Chick, granddaughters Meghan Arndt, Shannon Dumitru, Jennifer Blackwell (Scott), Kimberly E. Sacra, great-granddaughter Rosalyn...
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Louis Paul Musante

October 29, 1942 - December 30, 2017

Musante, Louis Paul passed away in Richmond VA, on December 30, 2017 and is survived by his wife, Lynda Scott Musante, mother of daughter, Laurel E. Musante of Perry, KS and son, Robert P. Musante of Midlothian, VA. He also survived by son, Richard S. Musante and his wife Denise of Fairview, PA, and daughter Karen M. Musante of Erie, PA and their mother Janet R. Musante, and two grandchildren,...
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Virginia Bragg James

June 24, 1924 - December 30, 2017

JAMES, Virginia Bragg, 93, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born June 24, 1924, in Richmond to the late Olie Hasher Bragg and Samuel Owen Bragg. She was the widow of Alexander Campbell Norris and Rowell Adams James. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Norris Vogel and her husband, John F. Vogel; her grandson, Charles Montgomery Vogel; her granddaughter,...
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Evelyn Griffin Niedermayer

February 21, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Georgianna Alberta Rigsby

May 14, 1935 - December 29, 2017

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Dorothy Mae Williamson Suter Howard

January 12, 1924 - December 27, 2017

Dorothy Williamson Suter-Howard, 93 of Richmond, peacefully passed away December 27, 2017 in Richmond, VA.Dot, as she was known to her friends, was born on January 12, 1924 in Botetourt County, Virginia to Andrew Luther Williamson and Annie Clark Wickline. Dot is preceded in death by her mother and father, her brothers Fred and Billy Ray Williamson, her husband of 34 years, Owen E. Suter Jr and...
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Adrianne May Blair

March 19, 1936 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Frank H. Robinson

March 1, 1932 - December 24, 2017

Frank H. Robinson, Jr., a retired mill representative in the aluminum industry, passed away on December 24, 2017 after a brief illness while visiting family in Baltimore Maryland. He was 85. He was the son of Frank H. Robinson, a city fire department engineer, and Ruby Patterson Robertson, a homemaker and seamstress, and was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1932. After graduating from Thomas...
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Jean N. Hicks

April 8, 1930 - December 23, 2017

Jean Nichol Hicks, 87, of Henrico County, found peace on December 23, 2017 after a long, valient struggle with a number of debilitating illnesses. A beloved mother, grandmother, homemaker and wife, she is survived by her husband Thomas J. Hicks; three children, Greg Hicks, Tina Hicks (Gary Woods) and Jeff Hicks; three grandchildren, Dylan Hicks, Owen Hicks and Connor Hicks; and sister Martha Mayo...
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John J. WICKS

November 7, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Kelsey Virginia Barham

December 12, 1994 - December 21, 2017

BARHAM, Kelsey Virginia, died December 21, 2017. Our beautiful 23-year-old Kelsey was taken from us too soon. She was, however, able to donate her organs and give five people a wonderful gift. LifeNet enabled these donations to happen. Kelsey was always stepping in to help friends and strangers. She will continue helping strangers even after she is gone. She sustained a traumatic brain injury in...
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Marie Luise Dora Dienemann Jarvis

April 26, 1937 - December 21, 2017

Marie Luise (Marlies) Dienemann Jarvis 80, of Henrico, Virginia, passed away December 21, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Richard Jarvis; daughter, Karen Pisarz (Ron); son, David Jarvis (Donna); and son, Jonathan Jarvis (Heather); grandchildren, Joshua Jarvis, Elly Jarvis, Ben Pisarz, Rachel Pisarz, Jake Jarvis, Sam Jarvis, Daniel Jarvis and Hayden Jarvis. Marlies is...
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George Emmett Armstrong

August 6, 1930 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Krutarth Hemant Shukla

December 21, 1991 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Ford Diep

March 8, 1964 - December 18, 2017

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Carl Willis Smelley

January 31, 1931 - December 17, 2017

Carl Willis Smelley, 86, of South Hill, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on December 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Pulley Smelley and Mattie Watson Smelley; and his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara Gaines Smelley. He is survived by his two children, Craig Smelley (Terry) and Deborah Wickham. Upon graduation from Smithdeal Massey School of Business in Richmond, VA,...
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Sara S. Smith

September 21, 1931 - December 15, 2017

SMITH, Sara S., 86, passed away into the waiting arms of her loving God, December 15, 2017. Surviving are her devoted husband of 45 years, Morris D. Smith; three sons, David Walker Russell, Aylett Lyn Russell and Kenneth Theodore Russell; one predeceased daughter, Susan Elaine Doyal, all of whom she loved so very much. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, two sisters,...
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Julia Eppard Rabe

August 15, 1943 - December 15, 2017

RABE, Julia Eppard, 74, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Richmond, Va. "Judy" was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Thurman Eppard and Mamie Vesta Breeden Eppard; and her daughter, Karen Lynn Rabe. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin Rabe; son, Brian (Erin) Rabe of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Dana Rabe of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Sheri (Paul) Humphreys of Fuquay...
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John Douglas Pitts

July 23, 1934 - December 14, 2017

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Amanda Beth Berman Giannini

June 17, 1982 - December 14, 2017

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Malcolm Everett Phillips

October 16, 1919 - December 14, 2017

Malcolm Everett Phillips, Jr., "Mack", slipped away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Hermitage at Cedarfield retirement community having celebrated 98 years of life. In the cradle roll department of Bainbridge Church, he met the love of his life, Eleanor Reams, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Eleanor predeceased Mack. He is survived by his daughters, Marianne Phillips...
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Rasikbhai Chhotabhai Patel

November 12, 1933 - December 14, 2017

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Howard Hamilton HENLEY

July 30, 1925 - December 12, 2017

Howard Hamilton Henley, 92, of Manakin-Sabot, VA, passed away on December 12, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Eva Briesmaster Henley; two sisters, Edith Durrett and Hilda Bailey; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Henley graduated from Goochland High School in 1943. He volunteered for the Marine Corps that year and served proudly until his honorable...
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Margaret Kendall Hall

November 2, 1975 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Wiliam Lee Melton

April 3, 1930 - December 8, 2017

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Patricia Ann Denby

August 9, 1939 - December 8, 2017

DENBY, Patricia Ann, 78, of Glen Allen, Va., gained her heavenly angel wings on Friday, December 8, 2017. Pat was a devoted wife to her husband of 58 years, Berkley "Nooney" Denby. Also left to cherish her beautiful memory are her children, Sherri Denby Lutz, Tommy Denby (Sherry), Chris Denby (Nancy Covington), Terri Denby (Fred Cain); and a special niece, Kim Self Estep. Missing their beloved ...
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William Lee Melton

April 3, 1930 - December 8, 2017

William Lee "Bill" Melton, age 87, passed into eternal life Dec. 8,2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frank and Pearl B. Melton, and his two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nola Boyd Melton; two sons, Scott B. Melton (Susan), Mark K. Melton (Emma Lee), and daughter Denise M. Goodwin (Chap); seven grandchildren, Christopher S. Melton, Brittany...
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Clarence Edward Oxford

January 19, 1934 - December 8, 2017

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Patricia Ann Luck

June 29, 1945 - December 5, 2017

LUCK, Patricia Ann, 72, passed away December 5, 2017, in Richmond, Va. She was born in Richmond to parents, William and Frances Stanley, who predeceased her. She is survived by two sons, David and Michael Luck; and grandsons, David Corey Luck and Matthew Justin Luck. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Avenue,...
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Malik Antonio Mills

October 25, 1996 - December 5, 2017

Malik A. Mills, of Richmond passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Malik was born on October 25, 1996. He was a 2015 graduate of Hermitage High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his daughter Kylie. Malik also enjoyed football and fishing on family trips. He was full of life and his infectious energy could be felt by those around him. Malik was a devoted...
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Dorothy Louise Alphin Taylor

July 31, 1927 - December 5, 2017

TAYLOR, Dorothy (Dot) Alphin, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family. Dot was born in Petersburg, VA on July 31, 1927 and was a long-time resident of Richmond, VA.She was preceded in death by her parents; James A. Alphin and Thelma L. Alphin; brothers, James A. Alphin and William (Bill) T. Alphin; and husband A. Joe Taylor of 34 years. She is...
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Shirley Hines Brown

November 14, 1936 - December 5, 2017

BROWN, Shirley Hines, at 81, went to be with loved ones December 5, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Bumgarner (Ricky); and two sons, Ted (Stephanie) and Steve; and her grandchildren, Kim Baldwin (Wes) and Jason Bumgarner (Amanda); and six great-granddaughters. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A service will be held at Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel in Richmond at...
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Steven Laird Bostic

August 9, 1952 - December 4, 2017

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Anne Hicks Harmon

October 29, 1934 - December 1, 2017

HARMON, Anne Hicks, 83, went to be with loved ones December 1, 2017. She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah (Debbie) H. Conner of Farnham, Va. and Robbin Harmon and wife, Shere Macumber, of Richmond, Va.; and her three grandsons, William (Bill) J. Conner, Matthew A. Conner and P. Chase Conner. She is dearly missed by the Harmon, Conner and Macumber families and by all of those who were...
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Britlyn Sheppard Weinstock

January 31, 1997 - November 30, 2017

BRITLYN SHEPPARD WEINSTOCK,: Very few people start life with as many challenges as Britlyn did 21 years ago and even fewer are able to overcome so much adversity. After an extended hospitalization, Britlyn passed away on Nov. 30th. She is survived by her parents, Harry and Cindy Sheppard Weinstock; sister Leah; grandmother Regina Weinstock of Newport News; aunts Barbara Weinstock (Donna...
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Laura Margaret Miller

October 20, 1927 - November 25, 2017

MILLER, Laura Margaret, Richmond, Va., formerly of Inverness, Fla. and Charleston, W.V., was called home by her Savior Jesus Christ on November 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Miller, Sr. Laura was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife. She was a member of the Oak Hill Women's Golf Association (Richmond), as well as a member of the Inverness Country Club...
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Russell Ellwood Tate

October 4, 1923 - November 23, 2017

Tate, Mr. Russell E. "Buddy" Sr 94, of Richmond, formerly of Shenandoah, Va., went to be with the Lord November 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances Herndon Tate; his parents, James Howard Tate Sr. and Elsie Gardner Tate; and his daughter, Donna Dow. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley T. Rucker and her husband, Jim; His son, Russell E. Tate Jr. and his wife,...
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Ajit S. Lall

August 25, 1935 - November 22, 2017

Ajit Samuel Lall, 82, passed away peacefully on November 22, surrounded by his family at his home in Richmond, VA. He was born on August 25, 1935 in Simla, HP State in India to Samuel & Sarah Hilson. Ajit is survived by his wife Myra, and his 3 sons, Sanjiv, Sharad and Amarjit. Ajit spent time in both New Delhi and Simla India as a child. He attended The St. Columbus School in New Delhi and...
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Susan Johnson Keane

August 10, 1934 - November 21, 2017

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Jeanne Marilyn Zirkel

March 23, 1947 - November 20, 2017

Beloved mother, Jeanne Marilyn Zirkel, 70, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017.Jeanne was born on March 23, 1947 in Hempstead, New York. Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her three children Jenifer Higgins, Todd Zirkel and Stephanie Zirkel-Davis and her husband Monty; her two grandchildren Aiden (and his father Danny) and Olivia; her 2 brothers Jimmy and Michael...
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Gail Franklin Stainback

June 23, 1946 - November 19, 2017

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Jeanette P. NELSON

June 13, 1926 - November 17, 2017

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Joyce Madelin Atwell Albis

September 25, 1931 - November 17, 2017

ALBIS, Joyce Atwell, 86, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord, Friday, November 17, 2017. Joyce was a Richmond, Va. native but owned and operated The Olde London Inn Motel and lived in Nags Head, N.C. for over 20 years before recently relocating back to Richmond. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl S. Albis Sr. and four children; Cathy M. Albis, Carl S. Albis, Jr. (Regina),...
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Michael Robert Cline

August 25, 1946 - November 16, 2017

CLINE, Michael Robert, 71. On November 16, 2017, Aunt Sarah's (Brook Road), the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity lost one of their best customers. Those who knew and loved Mike appreciated his keen support. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Ellis Wallace Cline and Wilhemina Faye Mayfield; brother, Ellis W. "Wally" Cline; and sister, Paula Suzanne Batteau. He is survived by his children,...
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Rose GABAY

September 2, 1911 - November 16, 2017

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Frances Hamby

December 30, 1940 - November 11, 2017

HAMBY, Frances Hays, married for 47 years to Leslie Hamby, is survived by her son, Lee Hamby; daughter, Kay Godwin (David); grandkids, Michaela, CJ, Lily, Evan and Ashley; brother, Ed Hays; sister, Cora Lee Ellington; and sister, Mary Robinson (Emmett). A visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road,...
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Brenda N. Pleasants

August 3, 1944 - November 10, 2017

PLEASANTS, Brenda Nuckols, age 73, died November 10, 2017 . She was born on August 3, 1944, to Margaret Moseley Nuckols and the late Conway Nuckols. Besides her mother, she is survived by her sister Betty Meador and her husband, Mickey, her sister, Robin Cole and her husband, Andy, her nieces and nephews, Sherry Fones and her daughter, Faith, Scott Meador and his wife, Mindy, and their...
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James Edwin Bennett

February 18, 1934 - November 9, 2017

BENNETT, James Edwin Sr., 83, of Henrico, passed away November 9, 2017. Mr. Bennett was born in Toccoa, Georgia on February 18, 1934. He is survived by his sons, James Bennett Jr. and Raymond Bennett; his grandchildren, Nathan Edwards, Charles Edwards, Rebecca Sumner and Raleigh Edwards; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brody, Audrey Edwards and Brianna Sumner. He was a veteran of the United...
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Jane Fortune Markwood

September 1, 1925 - November 8, 2017

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Gladys S. Fussell

September 18, 1919 - November 7, 2017

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Kayden Isaiah Squire

September 7, 2017 - November 5, 2017

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Frank E. Thomas

July 20, 1967 - November 5, 2017

Thomas, Frank "Bo" E., II, 50, passed away peacefully November 5, 2017 after battling cancer, in Richmond, Va. He was born July 20, 1967 in Richmond, VA to parents Frank E. Thomas and Doris Jean Thomas, who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, Lisa Ragland Thomas, his parents-in-law, Ronald W. and Esther S. Ragland, brother-in-law, Ronald W. Ragland, Jr.,...
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Scott Allen Bailey

April 8, 1963 - November 4, 2017

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Betty Combs Pitt

October 11, 1928 - November 2, 2017

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Thomas James Hines

January 20, 1954 - November 2, 2017

HINES, Thomas James, age 63, of Crewe and Richmond, died following a sudden illness November 2, 2017. He is survived by sisters Sharon Conlyn and Judy Stoltenberg. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Rd., Richmond. Tom was a US Veteran, having served in the Air Force. He had a kind, tender heart and would do just about...
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H. Thomas Shreve

August 25, 1935 - November 1, 2017

SHREVE, H. Thomas ("Tom"), 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Roudabush Shreve, and his father, Harry Thomas Shreve, and his long-time companion, Martha Milam. He is survived by his sons: Tom and Jim, and their mother, Mary. Tom was born and raised in Staunton, Va. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High...
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Frank Dixon Blow

November 18, 1934 - November 1, 2017

Frank Dixon Blow, Jr., 82, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, retired to North Carolina, and spent his last year in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Blanche Estelle Blow. He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of Captain, and later made his...
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Mary Ellen Proffitt

June 21, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Mary Ellen Butler Proffitt, 87, of Richmond, died Monday, October 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Proffitt. She is survived by her four sons, Dennis, Douglas, David and Donald Proffitt; brother, John L. Butler; sister, Irene Butler Hague; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4- 7 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Woody...
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Hester E. ABBOTT

April 19, 1916 - October 30, 2017

ABBOTT, Hester Easton, of Richmond, passed away October 30, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Lynn D. Abbott Jr. She is survived by her three sons, Lynn D. Abbott III and wife, Linda of New Orleans, La., Dr. James E. Abbott and wife, Donna of Glen Allen, Va. and William L. Abbott and wife, Heidi of Richmond, Va.; seven grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-granddaughters...
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Leslie A. Kelley

August 7, 1952 - October 27, 2017

KELLEY, Leslie Adam, 65, departed this life October 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Les was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Bradley Kelley. He is survived by his mother, Alice Ruth Kelley; his children, daughter, Taylor Marie Kelley; and son, Brooks Franklin Kelley; his sisters, Pamela Ruth Kelley Jenkins and Janet Rae Kelley Eanes; and many other family members. Les...
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Donald W. Osmun

July 2, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Donald W. Osmun, 85, of Henrico Va. passed away October 27, 2017. He was born in Orlando, Florida on July 2, 1932. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Walton Osmun; children, Debbie Osmun MacDonald (Dale) and Terri Osmun Reamey (Mike); step-children, Ray Walton,Jr., Danny Walton (Stephanie) and Margie Walton Garrison (Bobby); grandson, Alex Reamey; step-granddaughter, Ashlee Ratliff and other...
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Edwin Logan Dukes

January 15, 1950 - October 26, 2017

DUKES, Edwin L., 67, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, in Mechanicsville, Va. He was born in Richmond, Va. to parents, Harry L. and Rae Powell Dukes, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, William Dukes; and his sister, Nancy Brown. Edwin was a former truck driver for A.L. Carter Company. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved NASCAR and football. Family reunions...
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Garnett Melvin Jamerson

April 10, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Garnett Melvin Jamerson, 82, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 after a brief illness. Garnett was born on April 10, 1935, in Dillwyn, Virginia. Garnett is survived by his wife Nancy Hamner Jamerson of Schuyler, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia. Garnett and Nancy would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on November 25, 2017.Garnett is also survived by his Sister Audrey Jamerson...
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Steven Burton Holcomb

August 15, 1953 - October 24, 2017

Steven Burton Holcomb, 64, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. B. and Marie Holcomb and a younger brother, Gary Wayne Holcomb. Steve is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 46 years, Glenda, children Cori, Gary and Katie, sister Debbie Holcomb Assaid, and brothers Bobby and Danny. He is also...
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Ronald Richard Travers

April 6, 1951 - October 23, 2017

TRAVERS, Ronald Richard, son of VADM Edward P. Travers and Marjorie Travers, of Southern Illinois, died October 23, 2017, in his Short Pump home surrounded by family. Mr. Travers was born in New London, Conn., on April 6, 1951. He spent his high school years in the Mt. Vernon area of Northern Virginia, where he met his wife of 43 years, Ann Edwards Travers. Mr. Travers worked in retail all of his...
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Rosalie Dale Bullock

April 1, 1938 - October 19, 2017

BULLOCK, Rosalie Dale (Henshaw), 79, of Richmond, Va. The Lord peacefully called Dale home on October 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Maryland Henshaw and Rosalie Alice Slade Henshaw. Dale is survived by her loving husband, Fred Bullock; sons, Mark Hajacos and Chris Hajacos (Phyllis); daughter, Michelle Hajacos Miller (Steve); stepsons, Jay Gardner (Sharon) and Jim...
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Sylvia Genevieve Perkins

June 5, 1934 - October 17, 2017

PERKINS, Sylvia Genevieve (Rose), of Henrico, Va., born in New Castle, Pa., June 5, 1943, daughter of the late Robert H. Rose Sr. and Arnel Mann, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 62 years, Neal Perkins Sr.; children, Neal Perkins Jr. and Kimberly Perkins, both of Detroit, Mich., David Perkins of Mechanicsville, Va., Tameka and Sean...
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George Brengel

October 23, 1920 - October 15, 2017

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Richard Matthew DuBois

February 3, 1929 - October 13, 2017

DuBois, Richard Matthew, 88, of Glen Allen, Va., passed away on October 13, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Madeleine (nee Desroches); four children, Lorraine (John) Burgess, Susan (Donald) Burnette, Nancy (Thomas) Mierswa, and David (Traci) DuBois; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Duke) Dodson, Amanda (Chris) Reed, Allison (Drew) Colby, Gray Burnette, Matthew (Regina) Mierswa,...
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Ruth E. Robbins

December 28, 1926 - October 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Richmond, VA.
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Helen Mitchell Spradlin

September 3, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Helen Mitchell Spradlin, born in Lynchburg, Va. on September 3, 1922 passed away October 8, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, James W. Spradlin, Jr. She is survived by her sons, James W. Spradlin, III (Gayle) and Jerry Mitchell Spradlin (Rose) and daughter, Jennifer S. Doherty (James); nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She loved her church family who were loyal to the end. The...
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Susan L. Mitchell

March 28, 1953 - October 7, 2017

MITCHELL, Susan Leiby of Henrico, VA died Saturday, 7 October 2017. Born 28 March 1953 in Portsmouth VA, daughter of James Alan Leiby and Roxana Woodman Leiby. Susan is preceded in death by her mother Roxana W. Leiby and her brother, James A. Leiby, Jr.. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Leland Mallory Mitchell, Jr.; children Jere W. Frenzel and Sara L. Knowles (Jonathan); three...
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