|Published Date: Friday 27th, November 2009
Memorial Celebration To
Be Held Saturday For
Lawrence B. Johnson, 72
NOVEMBER 26 – Lawrence B. Johnson, 72, was called home to eternal
rest on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late David and Elizabeth Johnson,
and a brother, Howard Johnson.
He was the beloved husband of Lucille Johnson-Lawrence.
He leaves to cherish his memory, children, grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Farmville, 1575 Scott Drive, Farmville.
M.E. Fisher Funeral Home, Newport News, is in charge of
Set Saturday For
John C. Brown
NOVEMBER 26 – On the morning of November 23, 2009, John Cornelius
Brown passed away peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on May 10, 1946 in Buckingham County, the third child of nine born
to the late Rev. James Cornelius and Deaconess Christine Fleming Brown. He was
retired from MeadWestVaco.
He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife, Julia; son, Paul
Brown; daughter, Paula Burton; grandchildren, Kaila Brown, Aaron Burton, and
Lauren Burton; brothers, James Brown Jr., Freddie Brown, and Thomas Brown;
sisters, Doris Glover, JoAnne Kimble and Lisa Brown; loving nieces, Jacqueline
Glover, Charlotte White, Marvinette Palmer, Kristin Lee, and Kristina Lee; and a
host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Brown.
Funeral services will be Saturday at noon at Dillwyn Elementary
School with interment in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Arvonia.
Public viewing will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Reid’s Funeral Home.
Reid’s Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.
Dies November 23
DILLWYN, Nov. 26 – Eliza Ann Wright Hickman, 90, of Dillwyn, died
Monday, November 23, 2009 at her home. Born March 29, 1919 in Murphy, NC, she
was the daughter of the late Elijah and Euvenia Givens Wright and widow of Paul
She is survived by four sons, Eldon Lawrence Couch, James Harold
Couch, Max Ray Couch, and Jack Daniel Couch; sister, Jesse Leonard; and eight
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Dunkum
Funeral Home, with interment in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside,
California, at a later date.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is serving the family.
Died November 24,
2009. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 28, at 1 p.m. at Minor
B. Eggleston Chapel, with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens. Carl U.
Eggleston Funeral Establishment.
Lawrence Morris, 81
Dies November 25
BUCKINGHAM, Nov. 26 — Lawrence Earl Morris, 81, of Buckingham
County passed away Wednesday morning, November 25, 2009 in Lynchburg. He was
born July 15, 1928 in Buckingham County, the son of the late Lacy Earl and
Dorothy Senger Morris.
Mr. Morris retired as a rural letter carrier and a lifelong farmer.
He served in the United States Army from February 1955 until February 1957. He
was a longtime Deacon and Trustee at Concord Baptist Church at Shepherds.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathryn Ayres Morris; son,
Lawrence Claiborne Morris and wife, Roma; daughter, Susan Morris Underwood;
grandchildren, Matthew Underwood, Elizabeth “Libby” Morris and Ashley Underwood;
sisters, Elsie Kidd and Helen Chappell; brother, Claude Morris Sr. and wife,
Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist
Church at Shepherds with interment in the church cemetery.
Family will receive friends Thursday evening 7–8 p.m. at the
Puckett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Building Fund.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Mass To
Be Held Saturday
For Sanae Chubb, 81
NOVEMBER 26 — Sanae Chubb, 81, of Farmville passed away Monday,
November 23, 2009 in Farmville. She was born January 26, 1928 in Japan, the
daughter of the late Jerokichi and Shizuko Kurata Kaneko. She was retired from
Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and was a member of St.
Theresa’s Catholic Church in Farmville. She was the widow of Boyd Chubb Jr.
She is survived by a son, Alan Chubb and wife, Diane of Carlisle,
PA; daughter, Alice McCormick and husband, Chris of Farmville; sisters, Kinue
Reilly of Baltimore, MD and Michiho Hamada of Japan; brother, Takagi Kaneko of
Japan; five grandchildren, Alycia, Jade, Hunter, Brady and Paige Chubb;
great-grandson, Hayden Conner and nieces and nephews, Joanna Zook, Megan, Daniel
and Mark Reilly. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Manami
Shibuya and her brother, Ryogi Kaneko.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s
Catholic Church with interment to be held Monday, November 30, at 10 a.m. at
Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Family will receive friends Saturday 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of local
Published Date: Wednesday 25th, November 2009
Graveside Service To
Be Held Wednesday
For Carl R. Newman, 79
TENNESSEE, Nov. 24 – Carl R. Newman, 79, of Jefferson City, TN,
formerly of Amelia, born and raised in Dandridge, TN, passed away Monday,
November 23, 2009. He was an employee of J.H. Martin Construction Company for 43
years and attended Mullins Chapel Church.
He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Andrea Newman;
wife, Louise Shaffer Newman; grandson, Joseph; sisters, Joyce Walker, Myrtle Mae
Wise, and Juanita Loveday; and brother, Joe Newman.
Survivors include daughter, Katherine (Michael) Tatum;
grandchildren, Daniel, Jennifer, Andrew and Philip; great-grandchildren, Logan,
Jaden and Aubree; sisters, Roberta Dalton and Rowena Lowe; brothers, Roy,
Charlie, Nelson, George and James Newman.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at
Swanns Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Hitten officiating.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, TN.
Gladys Huddleston, 81
Dies November 22
NOVEMBER 24 — Gladys F. Huddleston, 81, of Farmville, passed away
Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Farmville.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jean Huddleston of
Farmville, Mary Sue Fitzgerald and Betty Jo Reamer both of Rice, and Judy Marie
Hartley of Farmville; sister, Helen Finchum of Meherrin; special friend, Ed
Womack of Farmville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Farmville Moose Chapter 1300.
The family will receive friends Tuesday (tonight) from 7 to 9 p.m.
in the Shorter Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday
in the Chapel. Interment will follow in the Tar Wallet Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.
Held Saturday For
Linda Smith, 95
KEYSVILLE, Nov. 24 — Linda Galbraith Smith, 95, of Keysville,
passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. She was the widow of Roy L.
Galbraith and William Smith.
Surviving are nephews, Roy L. Wilmouth and Robert (Bud) R. Wilmouth
(Brenda) of Keysville; nieces, Joyce W. Fulcher (Henry) of Farmville, Ann W.
Seamster (Joe) of Phenix, and Claudie W. Wilmouth of Keysville; a number of
great nieces, nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by two sisters, Gertie P. Wilmouth and Creola P. Wilmouth, nephew, Henry
F. Wilmouth and niece, Audrey W. Jones.
She was a retired employee of Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation of
Farmville and an active member of Ash Camp Baptist Church. She touched the lives
of family and friends, including staff and residents of Britthaven by her caring
and gentle spirit.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Browning-Duffer Funeral
Home, with interment in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Meals on Wheels,
PO Box 486, Keysville, VA 23947.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of
Held Monday For
Jesse Witherspoon, 88
CUMBERLAND, Nov. 24 – Jesse Claybourne Witherspoon, 88, of
Cumberland, departed this life on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Richmond.
He is survived by his devoted nephew, George Armwood and a host of
nieces, nephews, family and friends.
His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home.
Funeral services and interment were held Monday in the Chapel of the
Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia. The Rev. Maurice Finney, officiated.
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, served the family.
Millie Louise York, 62
November 21, 2009. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Jennings-McMillian
Funeral Home, with interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Jennings-McMillian Funeral
Debbie B. Wade, 52
Saturday, November 21, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, at Jetersville Baptist Church, Jetersville. Jennings-McMillian
Funeral Home, Crewe.
Published Date: Friday 20th, November 2009
Dies At Home
NOVEMBER 19 — Elsie Shirley Shaw, 84, of Farmville, passed away at
her residence on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Eda Elliott of Brick, NJ;
son, Vaughn Allen Shaw of Long Branch, NJ; son, Brent Alvin Shaw of Farmville;
daughter, Brenda Shaw Beiler of Rice; and daughter, Margaret Eileen Greenwood of
Little Silver, NJ; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Jane Lee of Patterson, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Alvin
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at
the Shorter Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m.
Saturday in the chapel, with interment to follow in Westview Cemetery,
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to your
The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.
Funeral Service For
Frances O’Donohue, 66
To Be Held Saturday
KEYSVILLE, Nov. 19 — Frances Mary O'Donohue, 66, of Keysville, died
Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
Born February 10, 1943, in Dunkirk, NY, she was the daughter of
Stephen and Mary Castilone. She was a member of Johns Memorial Church and both a
teacher and student of the French language for over 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, Neil O'Donohue; daughter, Evelyn
Zornoza of Brooklyn, NY; and son, Stephen O'Donohue of Rochester, NY.
A funeral service will be held at Johns Memorial Church, 400 High
Street, Farmville, on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m.
Published Date: Wednesday 18th, November 2009
Held Sunday For
Ruth Manahan, 90
PAMPLIN, Nov. 17 – Ruth Marion Manahan, 90, of Buffalo Church Road,
Pamplin, died Thursday, November 12, 2009.
Born July 14, 1919, in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of James and Minnie
Genader Manahan. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and was
employed by Colgate-Palmolive as the executive secretary to the president.
She is survived by a cousin, Erna Corput, of Appomattox. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home by
the Rev. Roland Grenouillou. Burial was held in Fairview Cemetery, Red Bank, NJ.
Memorial contributions to the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire
Department, c/o Dallas Tinsley, 3348 Morris Creek Rd., Pamplin, VA 23958, are
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Appomattox, is assisting the
Memorial Service To
Be Held Sunday For
Gertrude Schmidt, 90
KEYSVILLE, Nov. 17 – Gertrude “Evelyn” Morton Schmidt, 90, of
Keysville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 12, 2009.
She was the wife of Clarence Terry Schmidt for 70 years. Born in
Charlotte County, August 21, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Lee
and Cora Morton of Keysville. In addition her parents, she was preceded in death
by two brothers, Matthew Walter Morton of Texas and Horace Lee Morton of
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann Schmidt
Ferguson and husband, Cecil “Barry” Ferguson of Lynchburg; two brothers, Hubert
Andrew Morton and wife, Ruth and Darius Albert Morton and wife, Lottie, and a
sister, Velma “Irene” Morton Locklair all of Richmond; granddaughter, Holly Dawn
Ferguson Smith and husband, Tim and their three sons, Zack, Noah, and Christian
Smith of Fort Mill, SC; grandson, Cecil Barry “C.B.” Ferguson Jr. and his
family, Tember, Haivon, Ely, and Zane Ferguson, and one
great-great-granddaughter, Laylah Ware, all of Lynchburg.
She was a lifelong member of Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church
with 34 years perfect attendance. She was a former employee of Burlington Mills
in Drakes Branch.
A memorial service will be held at Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church on
Sunday, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Hyung I. Moon officiating. The family will
receive friends at Mt. Harmony following the service.
Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider the Charlotte
County Rescue Squad, PO Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is assisting the family.
James T. Trent, 55
Dies November 13
CUMBERLAND, Nov. 17 – James Thomas Trent, 55, of Cumberland,
departed this life on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Cumberland.
He is survived by his devoted companion, Susan Jackson; five
children, Katina Jackson, Candace Jackson, Deandra Jackson, Brian Jackson, and
Jaime Jackson; six grandchildren, Javonté, Dyani, Lamard, Ashanti, Khamani and
Jaylyan; five siblings, Kathlene Jackson (Robert Jr.), Lee R. Trent, Sallie
Lewis (Moses), Jessie J. Trent (Claudette), and Helen Brooks (St. Cassell);
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Rocky Mount Baptist Church,
Cumberland. The Rev. Larry E. Smith, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, was in charge of services.
Dies November 14
NOVEMBER 17 Mary Charles McMackin Layne, known to many as
"Charlie," died on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Farmville. She was born
October 8, 1921 in Dyer County, Tennessee to Charles C. and Addie McMackin.
She was educated in the Lawrenceburg, Tennessee school system, and
after the beginning of World War II was recruited to serve in the stenographic
corps of the Pentagon. After the war, she lived in Cumberland County, and in
Farmville, where she worked for the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia
Forestry Service, and the Art Department of Longwood College.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas N. Layne Jr.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Michael S. Forbes and
daughter-in-law, Janie A. Forbes of Cumberland County; stepson, Dr. Thomas N.
Layne III of Winchester; stepson-in-law, Don T. Morton of Fluvanna County, two
grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter; her devoted
friends, Lester Augustin of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. W. W. Summitt of
A memorial service will be held at a later time to be announced.
Contributions in her memory be made to the Prince Edward County
Rescue Squad or the Hospice of the Hills.
Arrangements by Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville.