Obituaries Archive - 106
Published Date:  Friday 4th, July 2008


NANCY L. WILLIAMS

Nancy L. Williams, 62
Of Farmville
Dies July 2 At Home


   JULY 3 — Mrs. Nancy LeSueur Williams, 62, of Farmville passed away Wednesday evening, July 2, 2008 at her residence. She was born January 5, 1946 in Union, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harvey and Hallie Kessinger Leach.
   Nancy was the former owner of the Tastee-Freeze in Farmville. She was the former head of Radiology at Southside Community Hospital and a member of the million dollar club with Mary Kay where she worked as a sales consultant.
   Nancy was a wonderful mother, wife and friend to so many; she never met anyone that she didn’t sincerely touch their lives. She was totally devoted to her entire family. In November 2004, she was diagnosed with cancer to which she never gave up. She was such a strong determined person, she fought a tremendous fight till the end.
   She is survived by her husband, Ronald D. Williams; a son, Richard LeSueur and wife, Alisa of Prospect; a stepson, Josh Williams of Lynchburg; sisters, Ann Parker and husband, C.C. of Union, West Virginia, Betty Sue Moore and husband, Charles of Anthens, Ohio, Patty Hancock and husband, Henry and Debbie Kilcollin and husband, Mark all of Union, West Virginia; grandchildren, Richie, Lindsay and Lance LeSueur; a special friend, Cindy Emert of Prospect and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment in Westview Cemetery.
   Family will receive friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Small Cell Research.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service To
Be Held Saturday
For Viola Garrett


   DILLWYN, July 3 – Viola (Vola) Blazer Orange Garrett, of Dillwyn, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert A. Orange and Leonard L. Garrett.
   She is survived by two sons, Robert A. Orange Jr. of Victoria and Loren C. Orange of Farmville; a daughter, Shelby O. Layne of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Also left to grieve her loss is her loving caregiver, “My Mama” Margaret Williams of Amelia.
   Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Concord Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckingham County Rescue Squad.
    Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.

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Published Date:  Wednesday 2nd, July 2008

   On the day before he died, Dillwyn Mayor Samuel Ranson and his wife Kathy stood beside the century-old oak tree that stands in front of Ranson Brothers Store. Trying to take a picture of this small town mayor was much more taxing than meets the eye. Just about every vehicle that passed would beep at the Mayor, who in turn would enthusiastically offer a wave to its occupants. (Photo by Tana Knott)

Samuel Lee Ranson, 85
Mayor Of Dillwyn
Dies June 27

   DILLWYN, July 1 — Samuel Lee Ranson, 85, born February 21, 1923, in Dillwyn, died Friday, June 27, 2008 at his home in Dillwyn. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.B. and Estelle Fitzgerald Ranson; brothers, R. Bennett Jr., Buford, Everett, W.F. “Bill”, Emmett, and Howard; a sister, Elizabeth Burroughs of Colton Point, MD; and a great-niece, Karen Pulley of Chattanooga, TN.
   He is survived by his wife of 27 blessed years, Kathy; a son, Radford Bennett “R.B.” and wife, Libbie Bryant Ranson, a beloved little granddaughter, Emma Ann; a brother R. Kenneth of Dillwyn and a wealth of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
   Sammy was a life-long resident of Dillwyn and served as a charter member of the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department. He served in WWII stateside in California and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mr. Ranson was a 60 year Mason serving currently as Master of Dillwyn 315 and Past High Priest of the Arvonia Royal Arch Chapter # 65. He was District Deputy Grand Master 2003 for the 17th Masonic District. He was co-owner of Ranson Brothers in Dillwyn since 1952 with his brother, Kenneth.
   He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn since childhood where he currently served as Deacon. He served in numerous other civic capacities including Chairman of the Republican Party for 35 years, Blue Ribbon Committees and Piedmont Planning Commissions. He was also a member of The American Legion, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and National Rail Road Historical Society Rivanna Chapter. He was proud to have served on the Virginia Electoral College in 1992.
   Mr. Ranson served two years on the Dillwyn Town Council and currently was mayor of Dillwyn where he was serving his 24th year. Sammy lived a happy, full, and productive life. He enjoyed and loved every second of his life with his family and friends.
   Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, at Dillwyn First Baptist Church with interment in the Dillwyn Town Cemetery.
   Donations may be made to the Dillwyn Rescue Squad or First Baptist Church Steeple Fund.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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JONES, Kenneth W. “Kenny”, 60, of Crewe, died June 25, 2008. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Crewe Cemetery. Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home.

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PARHAM, Dorothy Mae, 76, of Nottoway, died June 25, 2008. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, Crewe, with interment in Robertson Family Cemetery. Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Home.

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EVANS, Queen E., 92, of Cullen, died June 30, 2008. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church, Darling-ton Heights, with interment in the church cemetery. Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Home.

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Published Date:  Friday 27th, June 2008

Services Thursday For
Robin Deanna Barron, 19
Of Keysville


   KEYSVILLE, June 26 – Miss Robin Deanna Barron, 19, of Keysville, died Sunday, June 22, 2008.
   She is survived by her parents, Forrest S. and Katherine M. Barron of Keysville; a brother, Steven F. Barron of Keysville; maternal grandmother, Mary H. Camozzi of Keysville; paternal grandparents, Forrest P. and Theresa S. Barron of Cullen; two uncles; five aunts; and 18 cousins.
   Funeral services were con-ducted at 2 p.m. (today) Thurs-day, at the Douglas Presbyterian Church, with interment following in the church cemetery.
   The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Prince Edward County 4-H, P.O. Box 322, Farmville, VA 23901, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Virginia Chapter, 2727 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 104, Richmond, VA 23294.
   The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.

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Funeral Service Held
Saturday, June 21 For
Sheila Marie Monk


    JUNE 26 – On Thursday, June 12, 2008, Shelia Marie Monk was called home by her maker. She was born November 8, 1957 in White Plains, NY, to Nannie Redd Monk and the late Raymond Monk. She joined Bethel Baptist Church at an early age.
    She always kept a smile on her face.
   She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Nannie Monk of Meherrin; two brothers, Milton Monk Sr. of Meherrin and Clifton Monk of Yorkum, NY; a sister-in-law, Gail Monk of Meherrin; five nieces, Nakima, Shannon, Charde, Mariah and Hydeia; three nephews, Travis, Milton Jr. and Hykeam; nine aunts, Gladys, Margaret, Colene, Darlene, and Lela all of New York, Helena and Mamie of Virginia, Earnestine of North Carolina and Eleanore of New Jersey; four uncles, Charlie of Virginia, Stanley of New York, Reverend Patterson of North Carolina, and Frederick of Virginia; a host of cousins, relatives and friends; and a close friend, Laura Leak of Baltimore, MD.
   Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21 at Forest Baptist Church in Meherrin with the Rev. Dennis Blanding Jr., pastor, officiating.
   Wilson Funeral Home, Keysville, served the family.

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Published Date:  Wednesday 25th, June 2008


JAMES "JIMMY" COX

Funeral Service
Held Sunday For
James "Jimmie" Cox, 84

   JUNE 24 - James (Jimmie) Robert Cox, 84, passed away on Thursday, June 19, at his home in Farmville.
   Jimmie was born on June 8, 1924 in Hinton, WV, the second of three sons born to John Harrison Cox and Lottie Lee Harlow Cox. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1942 as Valedictorian of his senior class. During World War II, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Force, training as a bombardier and navigator.
   On March 6, 1944, Jimmie married Julia Jean Bransford of Hinton, West Virginia, with whom he had three children. From 1946 to 1986, he worked for the Virginia Electric and Power Company, and retired as a senior manager at VEPCO headquarters, Richmond.
   Jimmie was a member of the Farmville United Methodist Church and the Lions Club, which honored him with its 2007 International Humanitarian Award.
   Jimmie was a loving husband and father who devoted his life to caring for his family and giving to his community. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, stamp collecting, fishing, storytelling, and working to advance Lions Club projects. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Hinton, WV; Farmville Lions Club treasurer; president of Cumberland County Historical Society; member of the Ruritans in Cartersville, and Hinton, WV, Kiwanis Club; and was elected honorary member of the Huguenot Society. He loved his Boston Terriers.
   Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Harrison Cox Jr. and Charles Cox. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Julia Bransford Cox; children, James Robert Cox Jr. and wife, Julia T. Wood of Chapel Hill, NC; Virginia Cox McDonald of Cartersville; Allan Bransford Cox and wife, Gretchen Bingman of Helena, Montana; Kate McDonald Robinson (step-granddaughter) and husband, Jim Robinson; grandson, Samuel Keenan Bingman Cox; and great-grandchildren, Martha Price Robinson, Alexandra Adams Robinson, and James Kane Robinson, IV.
   Donations in Jimmie's honor may be made to Beath Animal Shelter, Farmville Lions Club, or a charitable organization of one's choosing.
   A funeral service was held Sunday at Farmville United Methodist Church with interment in Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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WANDA ENGLE

Funeral Rites To
Be Held Thursday For
Wanda Engle, 73

   JUNE 24 — Wanda Raye Swisher Engle, "The Magnolia Girl", spent her last 73 years bringing love and joy to everyone she touched. She died Thursday, June 19, 2008. She was a beloved wife, mother, friend, and will abide with her Lord.
   She worked at local banks, spent 15 years with the 3M Company and the last 17 years as general registrar for Nottoway County.
   Wanda is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Raymond Beattie; daughter, Victoria Walker; sisters, Donna Harrison and Jean-Ellen Kaminski; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and two cats, "Sox," and "Sasha."
   She will be laid to rest Thursday, June 26, at 3 p.m., at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.
   Donations may be made to the Crewe Baptist Church, Nottoway Emergency Squad, and local SPCA.

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CHARLES "REX" DAYE

Charles "Rex" Daye
Retired Air Force
Dies June 21

   TEXAS, June 24 — Lt. Col. Charles Rexford “Rex” Daye, USAF (Ret.), 73, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008, in San Antonio. He was born in Appomattox on July 13, 1934, to Andrew and Carrie Daye.
   Upon his graduation from high school he enlisted in the Army, where he became a Para-trooper. He always laughed; the first plane he ever sat in, he jumped out of and flew five times before ever landing in the same plane he took off in. After leaving the Army with the rank of Sergeant, he attended Hampton-Sydney College on the G.I. Bill. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, graduating in 1963.
   He then entered the Air Force, where his 23-year career earning the rank of Lt. Colonel along with many distinguished awards and honors, finally retiring in 1986.
   When you saw Rex, you saw his guitar. No Karaoke machine was safe – wherever there was a microphone, he was singing! Now he is singing “The Green, Green Grass of Home” in Heaven.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Carrie Daye; three brothers, Ken, Bill, and Ray Daye; and a sister, Charlotte Moore, three children, Chuck Daye Jr., and Margaret Davis of San Antonio, Dennis Daye and wife, Tanya of San Antonio, and Chris Daye of Minneapolis, MN; his partner in life, June Deason of San Antonio; ex-wife, Donna Daye of San Antonio; sister, Betty Frank, of Rice; four grandchildren, Kristin, Brandon, Erin, and Nash; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jaxson; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends around the world.
   Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 25 at noon at Porter Loring North Chapel. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
   Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78229.
   Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio, TX.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at
www.porterloring.com

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Donna "Gaggy" Norton 73
Of Burkeville
Dies Saturday, June 21

   BURKEVILLE, June 24 -Donna Rhea "Gaggy" Norton, 73, of Burkeville, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Farmville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Norton and a granddaughter, Krystal Nagy.
   She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Nagy and Cheryl Owen and devoted son-in-law, Carlton; four cherished grandchildren, Kevin and Kris Nagy, Carla, Darby and Casey Owen; loving sisters, Phyllis Robertson and husband, Clyde, Dorothy Tatum and husband, Maynard, and Barbara Wilmoth and husband, Gus; and loving brother, W.D. Perdieu; a special aunt and best friend, Nellie Peddicord, and many other family members who loved her dearly.
   Graveside services were held Sunday, June 22, at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
   Gaggy was known for raising hundreds of children, but only giving birth to two.
   The family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross, c/o Beverly Redman, 400 California Ave., Crewe, VA 23930.
   Arrangements by Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe.

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Giacomo Favia, 78
Of Farmville
Dies June 17

   JUNE 24 - Giacoma Favia, 78, of Farmville, formerly of Shirley, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
   He is survived by wife, Maria; son, Fred; daughter, Bella Buzzetta; brother, Carmine Favia; sister, Rose Sclatani; grandchildren, Samantha, Jack, Maryrose, Theresa, Frank, and Stephen.
   Friends were welcomed at Sinnicksons Moriches Funeral Home, on June 20.
   Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday at St. Johns RC Church in Center Moriches, New York. Interment followed at Holy Sebulchre Cemetery.
   Local arrangements by Puckett Funeral Home.

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PRICE, Jerry Edward, 66
Of New Canton

   Died Thursday, June 19, 2008. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Toney Family Cemetery. Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

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Published Date:  Friday 20th, June 2008

Funeral Service To
Be Held Saturday For
Henry ‘Perk’ Snoddy Sr.


   ARVONIA, June 19 – Henry Melvin (Perk) Snoddy Sr., of Arvonia, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008. He was born April 10, 1922 in Buckingham County, the son of the late Asa P. Snoddy and Alice Bryant Snoddy.
   He is survived by his wife, Ailene Wood Snoddy; four children, Hank Snoddy Jr. of Palmyra, David Snoddy of Monterey, Joan Shumaker of Dillwyn, and Lisa Melton of Bremo Bluff; sister, Louise Levitsky of West Point; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild due in the future.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Buckingham Baptist Church, Gold Hill, with interment in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Buckingham County Rescue Squad or Buckingham Baptist Church.
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published Date:  Wednesday 18th, June 2008

Funeral Service
Held Saturday For
Jeffrey Fidel Lee, 44


   WOODBRIDGE, June 17 – Jeffrey Fidel Lee, 44, son of William Isaac and Jean Lee was born on March 16, 1964 in Quantico. He departed this life on Monday, June 9, 2008 in Woodbridge.
   At an early age he joined the Levi Baptist Church, Green Bay. Later on he joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodbridge.
   His early years of life were spent in the military, therefore he attended various schools in the United States. He completed his secondary education in Prince Edward County in 1982. After graduation from high school he enlisted and served the United States Marine Corps for a period of four years. Upon completion of his military he made Woodbridge his home.
   Jeffrey was employed by the Fairfax County Government as an Administrative Assistant for Purchasing and Supply.
   He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lisa Eanes Lee; two sons, Jeffrey Fidel Jr. and LeRon Isaac; brother, the Rev. Gregory A. Lee (Eltenese); grandmother, Mrs. Louise Foster; mother-in-law, Mrs. Dianne Eanes; brothers-in-law, Kevin Eanes (Audrey) and Thomas, and sister-in-law, Manonia Land (LaMar); great-aunts, Vernell Mayo, Lottie Streat and Doris Webb; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
   A funeral service was held Saturday, June 14, at Levi Baptist Church, Green Bay, with interment in the church cemetery.
   Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Establishment served the family.

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Funeral Services
Held Sunday For
Dawn W. Flippen, 55


   COLUMBIA, June 17 – Dawn Webb Flippen, 55, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her home. She was born February 9, 1953 in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Allan Webb and Deloris Fredericks Webb.
   She is survived by her husband, William P. Flippen and daughter, Kate Flippen both of Columbia.
   Funeral services were held Sunday at Oakwood United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hawthorne Resource Center, 1459 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235.
   Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, served the family.

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Sarah “Bessie” Allen, 83
Of Dillwyn, Dies
June 12 At Her Home


   DILLWYN, June 17 – Sarah Bessie Sharp Allen, 83, of Dillwyn, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her home. She was born May 25, 1925 in Dillwyn.
   Mrs. Allen was predeceased by her mother, Ann Thomas Sharp; father, James D. Sharp; husband, John D. Allen and infant son, Ronnie Lee Allen’ two sisters, Livia S. Midkiff and Mary S. Meador; and three brothers, Warren, Howard and Edward Sharp.
   She is survived by one daughter, Debbie A. Snoddy and husband, Dean; two sons, Bobby D. Allen and wife, Judi, and J.C. Wharam and wife, Peggy; six grandchildren, Donna A. Wood, John and Bronson Snoddy, Monica W. Banton, and Jason and Justin Wharam; five great-grandchildren, Madison Wood, Cody Banton, Hunter, Brookelyn and Sierra Wharam all of Dillwyn; sisters, Carrie S. Allen of Dillwyn and Virginia S. Thomas of Hampton.
   A funeral service was held Saturday, June 14, at the Dunkum Funeral Home, with burial in Cedar Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillwyn.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department.
   Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.

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Wayne O. Newcomb, 67
Of Farmville
Dies Wed., June 11


   JUNE 17 – Wayne Oden Newcomb, 67, of Farmville, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Farmville.
   He was born March 1, 1941 to the late Ernest T. and Laura Thorpe Newcomb, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest T. Newcomb Jr. of Wylliesburg and Herbert W. Newcomb of Blackstone.
   Mr. Newcomb is survived by his sister, Shirley N. Elder of Farmville; niece, Debra E. Patterson and husband, George of Farmville; nephew, David W. Newcomb of Wylliesburg; two great-nieces, Crystal Newcomb of Wylliesburg and Emily Patterson of Farmville; and a great nephew, John Patterson of Farmville. He is also survived by the staff and residents of G&T Adult Home who were his friends and family.
   Funeral services were held Saturday at Shorter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Trinity Memorial Gardens.
   Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.

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Published Date:  Friday 13th, June 2008

Funeral Service To
Be Held Monday For
Walter H. Jacobs, 79


   MEHERRIN, June 12 — Walter Harold Jacobs, 79, of Meherrin passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Lynchburg. He was born September 18, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the husband of Rose A. Jacobs.
   Mr. Jacobs was retired from the U.S. Navy. He then worked many years with the McDonalds Corporation and with Office America. He was also a member of the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve.
   He is survived by his wife, Rose A. Jacobs; son, William L. Jacobs and wife, Linda of Montross; daughters, Claudette Ullmann of Okeechobee, Florida and Beverly Campbell and husband, Thomas of Glen Ellen, California; sister, Elberta Hofer of Bradenton, Florida; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack and Donald Jacobs.
   A funeral service will be held Monday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.
   Family will receive friends Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home.
   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
   Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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