Obituaries Archive - 129
Published Date: Wednesday 10th, June 2009


Arnold Throckmorton

Arnold Throckmorton, 84
Retired WWII Veteran
Dies June 1 In GA


   GEORGIA, June 9 — Arnold J. Throckmorton, 84, of Pleas-ant Valley Rd, husband of Mary Frances G. Throckmorton, entered into rest, Monday, June 1, 2009 at Heartland Hospice.
   Mr. Throckmorton was a native of Farmville, and the son of the late Andrew Merit and Callie Reynolds Throckmorton. He retired from the United States Army after twenty-two years of service, serving in World War II. He worked in security with K-Mart for ten years. He was a member of the Hephzibah United Methodist Church, the American Legion and was a Mason.
   In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, John Throckmorton and wife, Jane of Aiken, and Wayne “Chuck” Throckmorton and wife, Linda of Appling; daughter, Susan “Sissy” Smith of Hephzibah; sister, Frances Swalley of Farmville; grandchildren, Kathy, Dee, Traci, Scott, and Amber, and great-grandchildren, Josh, Brooke, Ian, Ainsley, Kassidy, Callie, Chloe Rae, and Aubrey.
   If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Hephzibah United Methodist Church, 4431 Brothersville Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815.
   Funeral services, with full Military Honors, were held Thursday, June 4, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with the Reverend T.G. Hall officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
   Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Georgia, served the family.

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Ann H. Clark, 70
Of Farmville
Dies June 4

   JUNE 9 – Ann Hodges Clark, 70, of Farmville, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. Mrs. Clark worked for the primary tobacco offices for 32 years. She loved to travel with family and friends and did so for many years. She enjoyed going various places and doing things with “recycled teenagers.”
   Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, Kenneth Grayson Clark; son, Kevin G. Clark; daughter-in-law, Sherry S. Clark; and her precious grand-daughter, Jenna Paige Clark, all of Prospect; also a devoted sister-in-law, Rachel Clark; and father-in-law, Dudley Clark, both of Keysville.
   A memorial service was held at Heritage Baptist Church, Monday, June 8.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Prince Edward County Volunteer Rescue Squad, or local fire departments.
   The Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of arrangements.

 


Fay Mottley

Funeral Service
Held Sunday For
Fay C. Mottley, 73

   JUNE 9 — Fay Chenault Mottley, 73, of Farmville, died Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
   Born October 28, 1935 in Appomattox, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Willie Mann Chenault.  She was retired as a Supervisor with Amelia Dress Company.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Bud and Gene Chenault and her twin sister, Kay C. Webber.
   She is survived by her husband, Kirby R. Mottley Sr.; son, Kirby Mottley Jr., daughters, Shirley Robertson and husband, Irvin, Eugenia “Jean” Mottley, and Sandra LeWarne, all of Farmville, Donna VanCleave and husband, Jon of Midlothian, Robin Thomas and husband, Charlie of Prospect and Billie Dawn Mottley of Richmond; sisters, Jane Chandler and Jim Eanes of Burkeville, Mary Bailey and husband, Ed of Phenix and Martha McCormick and husband, Harry Jr. of Gladstone; sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Chernault, June Chenault, and Sally Lou Mottley; brothers-in-law, Earl Mottley and wife, Nancy, and Haney Mottley and wife, Virginia; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews including a devoted nephew, Billy Mottley and wife, Polly of Farmville.
   Fay was greatly loved and will be missed by many friends and family.
   A funeral service was conducted Sunday, June 7, at Appomattox PE Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
   Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.
  Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service Set
Friday For Diane
Johnson-Dunston, 56

   CUMBERLAND, June 9 – Diane Patterson Johnson-Dunston, 56, of Cumberland, departed this life on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Cumberland.
   She is survived by her husband, Joseph Dunston; a son and daughter, James Maurice Johnson and Tori Johnson-Walker; mother, Sallie Patterson; five grandchildren; six brothers, Charles (Rhonda), Larry (Hazel), Jerry (Yvonne), Glenn, Michael, and Chester (Marcia) Patterson; two sisters, Deloris Stewart and Alberta Patterson (James); two aunts, Arnetha Hatcher and Estelle Stewart; two uncles, Irvin Mosby (Frances) and Ben Mosby; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
   Her remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home.
  Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God with the Rev. John P. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Farmville.
   Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, is serving the family.

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Lucile A. Hicks, 94
Retired Educator
Dies June 8

   JUNE 9 — Lucile Atkins Hicks, 94, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2009 in Farmville. She was born in Wethersfield, Illinois, but lived most of her life in Virginia. She was a graduate of Marion College and Radford University. Her life was spent as a teacher in the Public Schools of Virginia. She taught 38 years in Smyth and Giles Counties. She retired in 1975.
   Mrs. Hicks was the wife of Paul P. Hicks. They had one son, Dr. Paul P. Hicks Jr., a dentist in Farmville.
   Survivors are Paul P. Hicks Jr. and wife, Patricia Hicks; two grandchildren, Paul P. Hicks III (Trey and wife, Meg), and Laura H. Coombe; a great-grandson, Lleyton Coombe; and a sister, Marilyn A. Heston of Illinois.
   Mrs. Hicks resided in Farmville since 1999.
   Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Dr. Fred Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
   The family suggests memorials be given to the First United Methodist Church of Pearisburg, 1101 Valley View Drive, Pearisburg, Virginia 24134 or South-side SPCA, P. O. Box 66, Meherrin, Virginia 23954.
   Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.seaverbrown.com.
   Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, Marion, is serving the Hicks Family.

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Published Date: Friday 5th, June 2009

Funeral Services To
Be Held Sunday For
Cecil W. Cason, 82

   JUNE 4 – Cecil W. Cason, of Farmville, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Farmville. He was a long time employee of the building and grounds department of Hampden-Sydney College. He is best remembered for his long tradition of lighting the college Christmas tree.
   He was born July 3, 1926, a son of the late Pompey Henry Cason and Nannie Edwards Cason. He was predeceased by his wife, Cornelia Scruggs Cason; a sister, Louise Craft; and two brothers, Henry and David Cason.
   Mr. Cason is survived by several nieces and nephews, including his caregiver, J. Hubert Allen Jr., and numerous great nieces and nephews, one of which, John H. “Trip” Allen III, he spent many hours with sharing his love of nature and hunting; also, a special brother-in-law, Jack H. Allen.
   Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home in Farmville.
   The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
   Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published Date: Wednesday 3rd, June 2009


John Porter Glenn

Memorial Service To
Be Held Wednesday
For John Porter Glenn, 81

   JUNE 2 — John Porter Glenn, 81, of Farmville, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Brookview Lodge at The Woodland, Farmville.
   Born in Prospect on March 24, 1928, John Porter was the son of the late Lena N. and James Ernest Glenn Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Ernest Glenn Jr. (Lil Ernest) of Prospect; sisters Lavalette G. Henry (Charles) of Richmond and Kathleen G. Carson (Woodrow) of Prospect.
   He served in the Navy aboard the USS Moale during the Korean War. For over 50 years he was the owner of Glenn Electronics. He was concessionaire for Holliday Lake State Park for 25 years and Bear Creek State Park for five years.
   John Porter was a faithful member of the Farmville United Methodist Church for over 50 years, the McCraw Sunday School Class, the Farmville Lions Club, VFW Post #7059, the Exchange Club, the Jaycees, Farmville Fire Department and an honorary deputy of the Sheriff’s Department.
   He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan Elizabeth Glenn; two sons, James Jacob (Jamie) Glenn of Amelia, and John Porter (Johnny) Glenn Jr. of Stafford; a granddaughter, Jessica Leigh Glenn of Montclaire and numerous nephews and nieces.
   A memorial service will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Amelia on Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sylvia Meadows will officiate.
   Visitation will be on Tuesday (tonight), June 2, in the sanctuary of Farmville United Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m.
   Memorial gifts may be made to the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 87, Farmville, VA 23901; the Farmville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 64, Farmville, VA 23901; or to a charity of your choice.
   Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.virginiacremation.com

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Burial Held Monday
In Farmville For
Ella Chapman, 82


   HARRISONBURG, June 2 — Ella Lorraine Smith Chapman, 82, resident of White Birch Estates, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Chapman was born on June 23, 1926 in Nathalie, and was the daughter of the late William Berry and Ruby Hite Smith.
   Mrs. Chapman graduated from Volens High School in 1943 as the Valedictorian of her class. Following her graduation she attended Longwood College. She was an elementary school teacher for Cumberland County prior to moving to Harrisonburg in 1959.
   She was a member of Harrisonburg Baptist Church, and along with her husband, was a founder and charter member of the Virginia Avenue Baptist Mission, now known as West Side Baptist Church. During over 42 years of unconditional and loving service at West Side, she played piano, taught Bible school and Sunday school, chaired numerous committees, and was active with the Friendship Circle, and Young at Heart. Mrs. Chapman had also served as president of the Women’s Missionary Union for the state of Virginia. She was a member of the Harrisonburg Garden Club, Suburban Friends, and was a volunteer with the RMH Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many.
   On November 2, 1946, she married LeRoy Bagby Chapman who preceded her in death on May 23, 2004. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Bradford Smith.
   Mrs. Chapman is survived by a son, LeRoy “Lee” Bagby Chapman Jr. and wife, Sherri of Harrisonburg; daughter, Mary Louise Glick and husband, Randy of Dayton; two sisters, Wilma Smith West, and husband Tom of Nathalie, and Betty Smith Conner and husband, Roy, of Mint Spring; four grand-children, Amy Lorraine Chapman Breeden and husband, Jeffrey, William Mason Chapman and wife, Amy, Bethany “Jill” Glick Brashears and husband, Thomas, and Anna Glick Wilhelm and husband, Eric; two great-grandchildren, Casey Amos Breeden and Alanah Jonelle Brashears; a sister-in-law, Vivian Glass Smith of Nathalie; and a brother-in-law, Fred Bondurant Chapman of Wolftown.
   A funeral service was held on Sunday, May 31, Harrisonburg Baptist Church, with the Revs. Charles Anderson, George Fletcher, and Dr. Jack Mercer officiating. The burial was held on Monday, June 1, at Westview Cemetery in Farmville at 12 pm. Friends may visit the home of Lee and Sherri Chapman at anytime.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg Baptist Church, c/o the Music Program, 501 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or to the Bridgewater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 285, Bridgewater, VA 22812.
   Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kygers.com

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William Carroll, Jr., 52
Of Appomattox
Dies May 31 At Home

   APPOMATTOX, June 2 — William Luther Carroll Jr., 52, of Appomattox, died Sunday morning, May 31, 2009, at his residence following a brief illness. He was the husband of Maryann Carroll.
   Born March 26, 1957, in Buckingham Co., he was the son of the late Christine Wilkerson and William Luther Carroll Sr. He was a member of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church and a product engineer with Thomasville Furniture.
   In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Larry Ferguson; two grandchildren, Travis and Eric Ferguson, all of Appomattox; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Acie Branch and Violet (Dean) and Clarence Catlett, all of Bucking-ham; niece, Rhonda White and husband, Jimmy; two nephews, Timothy Catlett and wife, Dana, and Acie (Pete) Branch Jr. and wife, Audra; three great-nieces, Katheryn Christine (K.C), Atlee, and Victoria and two great-nephews, Caleb and Ben. He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Highfill.
   A memorial service will be held 10a.m., Thursday, June 4 at Thomas Terrace Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Grooms. Private burial services will be held at a later date.
The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.
   Those wishing to make memorial contribution are asked to consider Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 4005 Electric Rd., S.W., Roanoke, VA 24014, Appomattox Rescue Squad, PO Box 57, Appomattox, VA 24522, or the church of your choice.
   Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.robinsonfuneral.com

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Published Date: Friday 29th, May 2009

John Webber
Buried May 19 In
Arlington National Cemetery


   MAY 28 — John Webber, affectionately known as "Beecher", departed this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. He was born March 8, 1941 in Buckingham.
   He is survived by his sisters, Elaine Webber Sears and Allegra Webber Shelton; nieces, Mary Anderson, Bernice Anderson Brown, Celestine Anderson, Annie Bell Anderson Holman, Marie Anderson Roane, Zelda Webber Trott, Harriette Shelton Ross, Emma Shelton Daughtry, Saundra Georges Johnson, and April Epps Palmieri; nephews, John Anderson, Robert C. Webber, II, Gerald Lynn Webber, and Emmit B. Sears; as well as a host of family from grand to great great-grandnieces and nephews and a devoted friend and caretaker, Jimmy Dibble.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, at First Liberty Baptist Church in Dillwyn. Interment was May 19 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington.
  Reid's Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.

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Russell Slayton, 84
WWII Veteran
Dies May 22


   MAY 28 — Russell Overby Slayton, 84, of Farmville, died Friday, May 22, 2009 in Richmond. He was born in Callands, December 24, 1924, the son of the late Joshua Leonard and Annie Mae Aaron Slayton. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and retired from VDOT.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence J. Slayton, Eldridge C. Slayton, Jerry L. Slayton and Bernard A. Slayton; one stepbrother, Lester Boyer; two stepsisters, Catherine Boyer Parker and Mabel Boyer Walton and his stepmother, Patty Odell Slayton.
   He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elner Virginia McFadden Slayton of Farmville; son, Johnny Slayton of Farmville; daughter, Patricia Ann Slayton of Richmond; brothers, Billy C. Slayton of Farmville and Carl Slayton of South Carolina; sister, Peggy Slayton Cartwright Owens of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Jamie Slayton and Christopher Slayton and one great-grandson, Noah Sprouse.
Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Chapel of Shorter Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Weddington with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
   Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.

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Published Date: Wednesday 27th, May 2009


NELLIE C. JENKINS

Nellie C. Jenkins, 79
Business Owner,
Dies May 22 At MCV

   RICE, May 26 — Nellie C. Jenkins, 79, of Rice, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at MCV Hospital in Richmond. She was the wife of the late Calvin J. Jenkins, Sr.
   Born in Buckingham County, October 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Martha Agnes Jamerson Catlett.
   Nellie was known to many as the owner of Jenkins Blue & Gray Convenience Store in Rice where she was always in the lead of a good conversation. An enthusiastic Civil War relic hunter, she was a lovely Southern Lady who enjoyed rural areas for their natural beauty and for the friendliness of the people.
   She was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Grand Representative of North Dakota and at-tended many Grand Chapter sessions. Locally she was a member and Past Matron of both the Robert Morris Chapter # 150 of Farmville and the Bethlehem Chapter # 15 of Crewe. She traveled all over the world with her O.E.S. sisters and brothers.
   She was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church, Rice, and attended several Annual Methodist Conferences representing her church and the Farmville District all over the State.
   In addition to husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Calvin J. Jenkins Jr.
Nellie is survived by two sons, Victor T. “Bill” Jenkins and wife, Wanda and Robert T. Jenkins and wife, Diane both of Rice; a brother, Irvin Catlett; five sisters, Cornell Martin, Delmer Trowler, Hilda Hicks, Anna Butler and Janet Hutchison all of Buckingham County; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a dear friend and traveling companion, Frances C. Moore.
   Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery both in Rice.
   Puckett Funeral Home, of Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Services
Held Tuesday For
Bob Hazelwood, 70

   MAY 26 — Robert M. “Bob” Hazelwood, 70, of Farmville passed away, Saturday, May 23, 2009, in Southside Community Hospital.
   Born in Lunenburg County, Bob was the son of the late Robert Taylor and Gladys Smith Hazelwood. He was the former Treasurer for the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward Academy Varsity Football coach for 25 years. He was an avid sports fan, coached little league football and baseball, refereed basketball and football and umpired baseball for over 25 years.
   He is survived by his wife, Frances W. Hazelwood of Farmville; son, Rickey Hazelwood of Farmville; daughter, Sandra R. Elliott and husband, Brian of Midlothian; two grandsons, Brian Hazelwood of Winchester and Eric Hazelwood of Newport News; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Tanner Hazelwood and two sisters, Betty Creedle and husband, R. C. of South Hill and Gail Bolter of Kenbridge.
   Funeral services were conducted Tuesday (today), in the Chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Interment followed in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice
   Memorial contributions may be made to The Fuqua School Athletic Department.
   Puckett Funeral Home, of Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Services To Be
Held Friday For
Polly Rousch, 80


   MAY 26 — Polly Simpson Rousch, 80, of Farmville, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009.
   She is survived by her son, Harry Summers Rousch and wife, Patricia Renee of Prospect; daughter, Katherine Rousch Dix and husband, Richard E. of Meherrin; stepdaughter, Betty Jo Leadbetter and husband, Lee of Farmville; two stepsons, William Henry Rousch of Chester, and Freddie Theodore and wife, Martha Owens Rousch of Colonial Heights; a brother, Jack Simpson of Cumberland; a sister, Frances Asal of Cumberland; and 10 grandchildren, Daniel Rousch, Samuel Rousch, Betsy Griffith, Crystal Lee Leadbetter, Tanya Rousch, Jessie Rousch, Scottie Rousch, Steve Rousch, Michael Rousch and Joey Rousch.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Theodore Rousch and a sister, Virgie Nixon.
   She was retired as a shoe inspector at the Shoe Manufacturing Company in Farmville.
   The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home. Services will be a celebration of Polly’s life on Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Rob Woodfin and the Rev. Clyde Singer.
   Remembrances may be made in her memory to the Keysville Methodist Church Building Fund or the Activities Department at Britthaven Nursing Home of Keysville, where she resided in her later years.
   Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Russell Slayton, 84
WWII Veteran
Dies May 22


   MAY 26 — Russell Overby Slayton, 84, of Farmville, died Friday, May 22, 2009 in Richmond. He was born in Callands, December 24, 2924, the son of the late Joshua Leonard and Annie Mae Aaron Slayton. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and retired from VDOT.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence J. Slayton, Eldridge C. Slayton, Jerry L. Slayton and Bernard A. Slayton; one stepbrother, Lester Boyer; two stepsisters, Catherine Boyer Parker and Mabel Boyer Walton and his stepmother, Patty Odell Slayton.
   He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elner Virginia McFadden Slayton of Farmville; son, Johnny Slayton of Farmville; daughter, Patricia Ann Slayton of Richmond; brothers, Billy C. Slayton of Farmville and Carl Slayton of South Carolina; sister, Peggy Slayton Cartwright Owens of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Jamie Slayton and Christopher Slayton and one great-grandson, Noah Sprouse.
Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Chapel of Shorter Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Weddington with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
   Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.

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