Our Obituaries

Sarah Mann Jordan

March 22, 1932 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Merie Ellis Proffitt

May 21, 1929 - September 28, 2017

Merie E. Proffitt, 88, of Henrico, passed away on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Proffitt; and two sons, Charles Jr. and Timothy Wade. She was a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. She loved animals, especially horses. She is survived by her two daughters, Christy Proffitt-Hurrey and Susan Hicks (John), and several grandchildren....
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Veronica Alexandra Peralta

April 29, 1979 - September 24, 2017

PERALTA, Veronica A., 38, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home. She loved to dance and be with her family and friends. Left to cherish Veronica's memory are her loving husband, Jose Gonzalez; son John; and daughter Erika; her parents Hector and Rosa Peralta of Canelones, Uruguay; four brothers and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Veronica's family...
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David Alan Funai

October 3, 1955 - September 24, 2017

David Alan Funai, 61, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his life partner and best friend, Brenda Seay; children, Jenny Funai, Jeep Baldwin, C.J. Seay, and Derek Seay; grandchildren, Michael Thurston, Aiyana Lail, Chad Seay, Kellen Seay, and Kade Seay; siblings; Robert "Link" Funai, Mike Funai, Virgil Funai, Willie Funai, and Roberta Hancock, as...
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Beatrice H. Stanford

November 30, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Beatrice H. Stanford, 82, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She enjoyed traveling, sitting by the pool and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching sports on TV. She was preceded in death by her six siblings. Left to cherish Beatrice's memory are her husband of 63 years, Robert S. Stanford, Jr.; her daughters, Joan Stanford and Roberta...
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Shane Lee Gentry

October 12, 1992 - September 23, 2017

Shane L. Gentry, 24, of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Shane enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, skateboarding, listening to music and hanging out with his friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Peggy Gentry; paternal grandfather, Thomas Smith Jr.; aunt, Deborah Turner; uncle, Stephen "Jasper" Smith. Left to cherish Shane's...
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James Webster Kirby

February 18, 1926 - September 20, 2017

James W. Kirby "Kirby," 91, of Varina, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy in World War II. He is preceded in death by his son, Mike Kirby. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary F. Kirby; his children, Mildred Scorborough (Bob), Robert Kirby, and Deborah Thomas (Danny); grandchildren, Melissa, Ashley (Ryan), and...
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William I. Hicks,

July 30, 1922 - September 19, 2017

William I. "Bill" Hicks, Jr., 95, of Henrico, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was retired from Delta Airlines in Miami, FL and was an avid boatman and sailor. He was a member of the Alberg 30 Club and moored his boat in Deltaville, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Hicks; father, William I. Hicks, Sr.; mother, Arlie Gill Buchanan; and two brothers, Lee and Bernard...
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Kathleen L. Bottenfield

January 13, 1922 - September 18, 2017

BOTTENFIELD, Kathleen, age 95, widow of Arlie Bottenfield, passed away peacefully September 18, 2017. Her close survivors include her two sons, Randy (Argice) and Wayne (Roslyn) Bottenfield; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one remaining brother, Donald Loan (Betty). The family appreciates everyone who associated in Kathleen's care and comfort. Private funeral services are...
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Ard Raymond Wollett

August 7, 1929 - September 17, 2017

Wollett, Ard Raymond, 88 of Sandston VA died September 17, 2017 peacefully at home holding his wife's hand. He was born in the mountains of Mt. Union, PA. Ard was preceded in death by his father, Ard Powell Wollett; mother, Eva Wollett Spennati; and brother, William "Bill" Wollett. After he graduated from Mount Union HS, he worked for the PA Railroad at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia....
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Thelma Gertrude Locks

July 23, 1932 - September 17, 2017

Thelma G. Locks, 85, of Sandston, passed away on Sunday September 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Sonny Locks. Left to cherish Thelma's memory are her daughters, Linda Ledford (Bruce) and Sandi Ferguson; son, Bubba Locks (Debbie); granddaughter, Joy Poteat (Scott); a great-granddaughter, Addie; dear neighbors, Ronnie and Paula Cook. A graveside service will be...
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Carrie Lee Peyton

January 17, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Born in Harlem, NY on a cold winter night, Carrie Lee Peyton entered her parents' world January 17, 1948. Her mother's untimely death in 1949 left her father lost with an 18 month old, but God never leaves or takes away anything that you need. He replaced her mother with her Aunt Esther Peyton-Johnston-Terry. How blessed Carolyn was, always having a mother's love. Carolyn's love...
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Carol Fouts Phillips

September 22, 1943 - September 14, 2017

PHILLIPS, Carol Fouts, 73, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald "Mutt" Phillips; two sons, Steve Radford and Jeff Radford (Alma); two grandchildren, Jami Radford and John Thomas "T.J." Radford; her sister, Melody Wilson (Ralph); brother, Mike Fouts; and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Kenny Terrell. It was...
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Joseph H. Akers

March 24, 1928 - September 13, 2017

Joseph H. Akers, 89, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Rose Akers; children, Germaine Ellis (Donald), Marcia Wade (E.G.), Darlene Burton (James), Joseph Akers, Carolyn Akers and Jennie Meisner; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Roskoski and Gail Akers; as well as numerous...
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Raleigh Milton James

July 22, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Delores Evelyn Cooper

June 21, 1941 - September 10, 2017

Delores "Dee" Clayton Cooper, 76, of Henrico, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was retired from Lucent Technologies and most recently worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Dee was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Cooper. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brenda L. Alvis (Wayne), Dorothy L. Boling (George), and Barry L. Cooper (Ruth V.); 14...
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Fran Zoe Rackley

March 8, 1967 - September 9, 2017

Frances "Fran" Z. Rackley, age 50, of Sandston, Va., passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2017. Fran was predeceased by her brother, Thad Rackley. She is survived by her parents, Dave and Beverley Rackley; her stepdaughter, Amanda Henderson; her nephew, TJ Rackley; her nieces, Arianna and Lyric Rackley; and many other loving family and friends. Fran will be forever missed and will...
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Darrell L. Barnette

June 6, 1961 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA. Obituary and service details at a later date.
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Ronald Maurice Spedden

April 1, 1957 - September 8, 2017

Ronald Maurice Spedden, 60, of Richmond, passed away on September 8, 2017. He was a retired teacher for Colonial Heights High School and a retired CHHS soccer coach. He graduated from UVA in 1979 with a B.A. in History, and received his Master's in Education in 1981. He was a UVA ticket holder for 30 years, loved to BBQ, enjoyed music and talking about music, loved to debate on political subjects...
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Joan Marie Harding

March 2, 1936 - September 7, 2017

HARDING, Joan Marie McNally, 81, of Powhatan, Va., loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away peacefully September 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James E Harding; and their daughter, Debra M Harding Rusnack. She is survived by her son, Michael A Harding (Melissa); daughter, Cynthia H Rawls (Doug); grandchildren, Jared and Olivia Harding, Taylor and...
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Frances Lucado Huddleston

May 16, 1921 - September 6, 2017

HUDDLESTON, Frances Lucado, departed this life on September 6, 2017. She was born on May 16, 1921, in Eagle Rock, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Walter Huddleston; and five siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Gladys Huddleston, Rae Levy and Jan Cooley (Roger); grandchildren, Jonathan Gunn, Amy Alexander (James) and Eric Callahan (Andrea); great-granddaughter,...
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Richard James Fortney

July 27, 1956 - September 6, 2017

FORTNEY, Richard J., 61, of Sandston, Va., passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bina Fortney. Richard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Angela Fortney; son, Chad Fortney (Jen); granddaughter, Vera Anette Fortney; twin brother, Robert Fortney (Theresa); and father, Richard L. Fortney. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at The...
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Shelia DeNard

May 3, 1940 - September 4, 2017

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

May 3, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA.
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Ethel Y. Crawley

August 25, 1934 - September 4, 2017

Ethel Yvonne "Vonnie" Crawley was born to the late Charlie and Irene Johnson August 25, 1934. She went to be with the lord September 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by brothers Alphonso and Maurice Johnson and sister Geraldine Anderson. Ethel worked as a transportation specialist at Reynolds Metals Company for 30 years. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church all of her life where she...
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William Lee Maynard,

April 9, 1980 - September 2, 2017

MAYNARD, William Lee, III, 37, of Midlothian, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Billy was the owner of Maynard Signs. He loved his family. He truly enjoyed operating his sign business. Left to cherish Billy's memory are his wife, Rose Duty; two children Sarah and Kayla Maynard; mother Pamela Moore; and father, William L. Maynard, Jr. Billy's family will receive friends on Friday from 9...
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Norma C. Gooch

July 4, 1933 - September 2, 2017

Norma Louise Clarke Gooch, 84, of Sandston, went to her heavenly home Saturday, September 2, 2017. She worked for Plastic Products for many years where she later retired. Norma loved to cook and bake, was an avid bowler, and had a great love for her family. She was a member of Enon United Methodist Church. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister, and son, Michael Earl...
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Hope Van der Smissen Smook

July 25, 1928 - September 2, 2017

Hope V. Smook, 89, of Henrico, went to experience everlasting joy on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Jim; and her parents, Roland and Linda van der Smissen. Hope was born in Ely, Nevada. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being a part of the "Young at Heart" choir. Hope was also a lifelong member of P.E.O. since 1948 and was a...
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Venie Alexander Sullivan

February 13, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Venie A. Sullivan, 86, of Sandston, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. She enjoyed 30+ years being "Nannie" to numerous children; whom she loved and cared for as her own grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John W. "Duck" Sullivan. Left to cherish Venie's memory are her daughters Brenda Wheelhouse (Michael) and their children Brittany...
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Linda Trimmer

September 15, 1948 - August 31, 2017

TRIMMER, Linda S., better known as "Nanny," 68, of Sandston, took her last breath on August 31, 2017, at home and surrounded by her loving family and friends. She leaves behind her children, Angie (Bryan) and Kenny Wayne; four grandchildren (who were the joy of her life), Kristen (Mitchell), Erika, Dustin, McKinley; one great-grandson, Clayton; and four younger siblings, Kay, Trina ...
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Marsha Lynn Moore

July 11, 1948 - August 30, 2017

Marsha Lynn Moore, 69, of Center Cross, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She is survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, James "Hunter" Moore; son, Stephen Germain; grandson, Dylan Germain; stepson, Jamie Moore (Jennifer); stepdaughter, Christine White (Bill); brother, Walter "Mac" McCormick (Doris); sister, Leslie McCormick ...
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Candy Evans

January 19, 1973 - August 30, 2017

Betsy "Candy" Evans, 44, of Farmville, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Alfred "Al" Evans Jr.; mother, Brenda Campbell (William); stepmother, Beverly Stinnett; two stepchildren; four grandchildren and one on the way; two sisters, one brother, one stepsister, one stepbrother,...
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Frances D. Tinnell

May 22, 1922 - August 26, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at age 95, Frannie's request to go home to be with her Heavenly Father was granted. She was the eldest daughter of Clifford and Maude Davis; and was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Wagner and Lewis Tinnell; sister, Eleanor Childress; and a special niece, Maggie Cavell. She leaves behind her sister, Hilda Cavell; and several nieces and nephews. Having no...
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Curtis P. Stinson

April 8, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Curtis Philip Stinson, 81, of Varina, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Curtis was born in Buckingham County. He was retired from Henrico County Police and an active member of the Henrico Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4. Curtis was preceded in death by his son, Jay; parents, three brothers and two sisters. Left to cherish his memory are...
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Audrey B. Gillespie

June 10, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Audrey B. Gillespie, 89, of Varina passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. She was a graduate of Varina High School, Class of 1944. She retired from C & O Railroad and was a retired organist for Nelsen Funeral Home and for Hardy Central Baptist Church where she was a member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lee Gillespie, Jr. and her parents, William and Lola Beadles. She is...
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Jeffrey Alan Schwenk

March 9, 1962 - August 20, 2017

SCHWENK, Jeffrey Alan Sr., 55, of Quinton, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl J. Schwenk Sr.; and his brother, Donald G. Schwenk Sr. Left to cherish Jeff's memory are his wife of 31 years, Deborah K. Schwenk; sons, Jeffrey Alan Schwenk Jr. (Allison) and Justin Michael Schwenk; brothers, Charles Carl Jr. and Brian Sr.; sisters, Cindy, Debbie and...
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George Graham Smoot

January 23, 1943 - August 19, 2017

George Graham Smoot, 74, of Quinton, VA passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and was retired after 33 years of service with Diebold, Inc. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting and fishing and was a lover of antique cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Verlin and Vella Grace Johnson Smoot and is survived by his son, Leslie George of Zebulon,...
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Sandra Lea Russell

December 13, 1960 - August 19, 2017

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

November 10, 1979 - August 18, 2017

Shawn Robert Maxey, Sr., 37, of Sandston, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. He was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. Shawn was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Maxey Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, CJ Maxey; children, Faith, Bobby and Luke; mother, Catherine Stone Maxey; sister, Heather Maxey Redford; brothers-in-law, Robert Redford and Richard...
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Cecil Gideon Sawyer

December 11, 1926 - August 16, 2017

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

February 8, 1961 - August 14, 2017

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

July 26, 1934 - August 13, 2017

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

August 13, 1976 - August 12, 2017

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

March 5, 1923 - August 11, 2017

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

July 27, 1924 - August 10, 2017

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

March 8, 1956 - August 6, 2017

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

January 3, 1923 - August 4, 2017

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

September 2, 1922 - August 3, 2017

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James W. Walker

June 11, 1928 - August 2, 2017

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

September 4, 1933 - August 1, 2017

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

September 8, 1955 - July 31, 2017

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

September 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

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

November 17, 1952 - July 29, 2017

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

August 4, 1947 - July 29, 2017

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

April 28, 1939 - July 27, 2017

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

November 26, 1921 - July 26, 2017

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

November 5, 1949 - July 25, 2017

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Mabel Louise Tibbs Estes

May 28, 1925 - July 23, 2017

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

January 28, 1949 - July 21, 2017

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

December 26, 1948 - July 17, 2017

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

February 8, 1946 - July 16, 2017

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

June 5, 1946 - July 14, 2017

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

November 8, 1937 - July 11, 2017

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

July 23, 1931 - July 11, 2017

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

November 14, 1937 - July 10, 2017

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

July 27, 1943 - July 8, 2017

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

September 8, 1992 - July 5, 2017

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

September 18, 1940 - July 4, 2017

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

May 30, 1946 - July 1, 2017

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

August 28, 1946 - July 1, 2017

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

May 12, 1938 - June 26, 2017

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

May 8, 1951 - June 24, 2017

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

December 27, 1950 - June 23, 2017

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

October 20, 1980 - June 21, 2017

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

April 15, 1964 - June 21, 2017

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

June 24, 1923 - June 19, 2017

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

June 4, 1939 - June 19, 2017

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

October 26, 1931 - June 19, 2017

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

May 5, 1949 - June 17, 2017

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

October 21, 1938 - June 15, 2017

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

November 21, 1930 - June 15, 2017

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

October 8, 1947 - June 15, 2017

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

October 16, 1926 - June 14, 2017

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

March 21, 1942 - June 14, 2017

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

July 29, 1936 - June 13, 2017

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

December 24, 1957 - June 13, 2017

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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

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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

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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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