Published Date:   Wednesday 6th March 2007

Memorial Service For
Larry L. Kanniard, 62
Held Monday


    CULLEN, March 6 – Larry L. Kanniard, 62, of Cullen, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 in Farmville.
    He was born September 27, 1944 in Ohio, the son of Eva Jacobs Kanniard and the late Lee Kanniard.
    In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Sheri Kanniard and Jennifer Kanniard; two sons, Chris Kanniard and Shawn Kanniard all of Wall Township, New Jersey; three sisters, Hazel Farley, Francis Howard and Charlotte Life and nine grandchildren.
    A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Monday at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Darlington Heights.
    Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Lema K. Crump, 78
Of Farmville
Dies Friday


    MARCH 6 – Lema K. Crump, 78, of Farmville, died Friday, March 2, 2007 in Dillwyn.
    She was born July 17, 1928 in Halifax County, the daughter of the late Frank E. Francis and Elsie Booth Francis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray F. Crump and Fred Slemp.
    She is survived by her daughters, Linda Crump and Mary Presnell of Farmville; step-daughters, Frances Marston of Richmond, Dorothy Carter and Elsie Snyder both of Mechanicsville; stepsons, Frank Crump of Luther Glen and Thomas Crump of Mechanicsville; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Concord Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
    Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.

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SAMUEL SCOTT

S. R. “Boo” Scott, 70
Former Resident
Dies in Florida


    WINTER HAVEN, FL, March 6-- Samuel Ray “Boo” Scott, 70, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007 at his residence due to a long battle with cancer.
    Samuel was born March 6, 1936 to Mason and Elizabeth Scott in Saxe, Charlotte County, and grew up in Farmville. He was a graduate of Winter Haven High School, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was the owner of Scott’s Shell and U-Haul in Winter Haven. Mr. Scott was also a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Auburndale, FL where he was a former member of the Board of Directors, Assistant Treasurer and served as an usher. He was also a former member of the Civitan Club, Gideon Intl. and the Winter Haven Board of Realtors.
    Mr. Scott is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Benjamin Scott and Charles Scott and a sister, Carolyn Scott.
    He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Scott; a son, Samuel R. ”Scotty” (Alison) Scott Jr. of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Scott of Sacramento, CA; two brothers, Berman (Ruth) Scott of Chase City, and James (Betty) Scott of Brandon, FL; a sister, Margaret Goodwin of Bethesda, MD; and a grandson, Samuel R. “Boo” Scott, III.
    The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 6, from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL.
    Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Auburndale with the Rev. David Gurgel officiating. Interment will be Saturday in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Farmville at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Marvel, of Roanoke, officiating. Family and friends are invited.
    Condolences may be sent to:
    www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.

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Funeral Service
Set Thursday For
Peter Donald Reid, 71


    DILLWYN, March 6 – Peter Donald Reid, 71, of Dillwyn, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2007 at his residence.
    He was born February 29, 1936 in Henderson, North Caroina, the son of the late Furnie and Esther Hinton Reid.
    He is survived by his sons, Scott of Chesterfield, Eric of Richmond and Michael Sean of Amelia; his daughter, Cindy Reid of Richmond; his brothers, Leonard Moss Jr. of Wilmington, North Carolina; his sister, Sandra Reid Gentry of Upsilarti, MI; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Reid Collier and his great-grandson.
    Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Dillwyn, with interment in the family cemetery.
    The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville.
    Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church.

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Macogay, Lucille Stinson, 74
Of Wingina

    Died Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, with interment in the Bryant Family Cemetery.

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Funeral Service For
Harriette C. Dowdy, 81
Held 11 A.M. Monda
y


    MARCH 6 – Harriette C. Dowdy, 81, of Farmville, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
    She was the daughter of the late Harry M. Dowdy and Hazel DeMoss Dowdy.
    Miss Dowdy was an artist, poet and a retired government employee.
    She is survived by her nieces, Claire McGeehan of Media, PA and Claudia Reed of Richmond and a nephew, Cliff Dowdy of Brunswick, GA.
    Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, with interment in Westview Cemetery.

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Stanislaus Jania
Father of Local
Resident, Dies

    MARCH 6 – Stanislaus (Klaus) Jania, of Saratoga Springs, NY, formerly of Glen Cove, NY, died suddenly Sunday, March 4, 2007.
    “Klaus” was retired from Roslyn Public School District. He loved the sport of soccer and was a long time standing member of the Glen Cove Men’s Soccer League.
    He is survived by his daughters, Wanda (Thompson) Burling and her husband, Charles and Deana Bennett and her husband, David of Farmville and six grandsons, Elia Filippone, Daniel Filippone, Jamie Womack, Nicholas Filippone, Justin Womack and Kevin Jania.
    A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
    The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home, with a Wake service starting at 8 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince Ed-ward/Farmville Youth Association Soccer Program, P.O. Box 91, Farmville, VA 23901.

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Memorial Service
Set Thursday For
Rebecca B. French, 82


    MARCH 6 - Rebecca Berger French, 82, of Sunnyside, died peacefully at her home Monday, March 5, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy French and great granddaughter, Mary Todd French.
    She is survived by her children, Becky French Rowan (Harry), and Hugh A. French (Anita); six grandchildren, Monica Rowan Park, Trey Rowan, HA French, Rob French, Jason French and Neal French; 13 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alaina, Juliana, Lucas, Therie, Billy, Kelly, Thomas, Chase, John, Sarah Jane, Sierra and Cheyenne; her sister and best friend, Sue Woodson; brother John Berger of Haymarket; many nieces, nephews and friends and her special caregivers, Lorraine Stinnett, and Erma Richer for their care and love.
    Mrs. French was a lifelong member and elder of Center Presbyterian Church.
    A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 8 at Payne Memorial Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Rescue Squad or Cumberland Fire Department.

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Published Date:   Friday 2nd March 2007

WEBB, Angela, 36
Of Farmville

    Died Friday, February 23, 2007. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Farmville, with interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Establishment.

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Juan José Milian
Brother of Local
Resident, Dies


    FLORIDA, March 1 – Juan José Milian, of Miami, Florida, brother of Dr. Maria Milian Silveira, of Farmville, was killed by a truck two blocks from his home.
    Mr. Milian was the owner and president of O.A.M. Clothes Factory.
    In addition to his sister, he is survived by his wife, Gisela Ladron De Guevara and three children, Orlando Andres, Jose and Maria Del Rosario and two grandchildren.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church or the Silveira Scholarship at Longwood University.

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Daniel Pendergrass, 43
University Educator
Dies January 28


    MARCH 1 – Daniel Newell Pendergrass, 43, died Sunday, January 28, 2007, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The cause of death was a heart attack.
    He was born in Springfield, Missouri, on December 26, 1963, the second child of Jessie Newell Pendergrass and Hubert Ansel “Red” Pendergrass.
    Mr. Pendergrass graduated from Scottsboro High School in 1981. From 1982 to 1985 he worked as a reporter for The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Scottsboro, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, graduating in 1990 with a degree in Communications. From 1991 to 1993 he served in the United States Peace Corps, teaching high school on the island of Ulithi in the Federated State of Micronesia.
    After completing his Peace Corps service, Mr. Pendergrass pursued a career as a teacher and a writer. From 1994 to 1995 he worked in the Los Angeles school system. From 1995 to 1997 he worked as an English language instructor at a private academy in Ulsan, South Korea. He returned to the United State in 1998 to further his education, earning a Masters Degree in English, with distinction, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1999. He returned overseas in 2000, teaching at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey until 2004, and then at the American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he was employed at the time of his death.
    His first book of poetry, 23 Istanbul Karabitsim was published in 2006 by Arabesques Press. He also had published numerous poems and travel pieces in literary journals and on the internet.
    Mr. Pendergrass is survived by his brother, Marcus Hubert Pendergrass and a sister-in-law, Leigh Lunsford.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17, at the Goosepond Plantation Club House in Scottsboro, Alabama.
    The family requests that donations be made to the Daniel Newell Pendergrass Memorial Scholarship Fund, UAH Foundation, Shelbie King Hall, Suite 300, Huntsville, AL 35899.

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Memorial Service For
Edward J. Lord, 89
Set 11 A.M. Saturday

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, March 1- Edward Joseph Lord, 89, of Charlottesville, died on Thurs-day, February 22, 2007 in a local care facility.
    Born March 20, 1917 in Marshall, Minnesota, he was the son of the late George Lord and Anna Gossen Lord. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
    Edward was a graduate of the University of South Dakota where he met and married Sylvia Hallstrom. A Captain in the U. S. Army during WW II, he served in the European and Pacific Theaters. Previously he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for two years.
    Employed by Central Telephone Company for 35 years, he served as the District Plant Superintendent for 19 years in Farmville, moved to Charlottesville in 1965 as Division Plant Manager, and retired in 1982.
    He was a Rotary Club member and Paul Harris Fellow for 40 years. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post 74 and the Charlottesville Senior Center where he was active in aerobics, line dancing, golf, investment club, poker club, computer club, building and grounds committee, and the Senior Council.
    Surviving him are his wife of over 60 years, Sylvia Lord, of Charlottesville and his daughter, Anna Vascott and her husband, Douglas Bryant, of Alexandria..
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 in the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Samuel Massey officiating. Final disposition will be private.
    The family suggests that any desired memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
    Friends may sign the guest book at:
    www.hillandwood.com.

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Published Date: Wednesday 28th February 2007

Rev. Jess Griffin, 85
Of Cumberland
Dies Monday

   CUMBERLAND, Feb. 27 – The Rev. Jess Griffin, 85, of Cumberland, died Monday, February 26, 2007 in Farmville.
    He was the husband of Virginia Ruth Griffin.
   He had six children; three daughter, Barbara Sue Cline and her husband, Marcell of Cherokee, NC, Phyllis Ann Meinhard of Cumberland and Patricia Ann Armes and her husband, Walter of Cumberland; three sons, James Allen Griffin of Cumberland, Billy Joe Griffin and his wife, Susan of Richmond and David Lee Griffin and his wife, June of Powhatan; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prospect Gospel Tabernacle with interment in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville.

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Penny Skittlethorp Heigl, 30
Former Resident,
Dies Feb. 12

    SUFFOLK, Feb. 27 – Penny Skittlethorp Heigl, 30, formerly of Farmville, passed away, Mon-day, February 12, 2007 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, after many years of illness. Although Penny had survived cancer at 16, bilateral hip replacement at 19 and a heart transplant at 25, her body finally just gave out.
    She was born January 14, 1977 at Norfolk General and is survived by her loving husband, Robert A. Heigl III; her mother, Carlie Ann Duckworth; a brother, William Carl Duckworth and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who stood by her during her long battles with illness and disease. She was predeceased by her loving grandfather and grand-mother, Gerald and Lelia Bass.
    As per Penny’s request, her body has been donated to science in the hope that knowledge may be gained to help keep someone else from suffering as she did so much of her life.
    A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life, Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Springs Christian Church on Route 13 in Suffolk. At her request, dress casual and please, no flower arrangements.

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Graveside Service For
James T. Holman, 38
Set 2 P.M. Thursday

    FEBRUARY 27 – James Thomas Holman, 38, of Farmville, passed away Friday, February 23, 2007.
    He was born November 16, 1968 in Farmville, a son of Elsie Hackney and William B. Holman Jr.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Hailey Holman; brothers, Irving, Jesse, John and Frankie Holman and his wife, Birdette; sisters, Mary Mullins and her husband, Paul, Sandra Landis and her husband, Glenn, Verna Holman and Patricia Morton and her husband, Rocky; nieces and nephews, Irving Holman Jr., Jesse Helton, Bridgett, Brooke, Henry and Harold Landis and Jason Bryant.
    A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Family Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville.

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Shirley Ann Osborne, 60
Of Burkeville
Dies Wednesday

    BURKEVILLE, Feb. 22 – Shirley Ann Osborne, 60, of Burkeville, died Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
    She is survived by her husband, George Henry Osborne; a son, Kevin Osborne and his wife, Amanda of Green Bay; a daughter, Shawn McMillian and her husband, Scott of Amelia and a son, William Osborne and his wife, Tracy of Burkeville; three grandchildren, Christopher Hines, Matthew McMillian and Colby Dale Osborne; a cousin, Randy Harris and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Shelton and two brothers, Elmer Morris and Early Gene Morris.
    A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Burkeville.
    The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville.

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MOXEY, Rudolph L. “Rudy”, 80
Of Farmville,

    Died Tuesday, February 20, 2007. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at Sharon Baptist Church, Farmville, with interment in the church cemetery. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville

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JOHNSON, Mildred Ann, 94
Of Wingina,

    Died Saturday, February 17, 2007. Funeral services were held 12 noon Thursday at Warminster Baptist Church with interment in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Buckingham County. Reid’s Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

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Graveside Service For
James W. Layne, 82
Held 2 P.M. Sunday

    FEBRUARY 27 – James William Layne, 82, of Farmville, passed away at his home on Friday, February 23, 2007.
    He was born on April 27, 1924 in Meherrin, the son of the late John T. and Annie Call Layne.
    Mr. Layne was an Army veteran of World War II and worked for Craddock-Terry Shoe Factory of 54 years.
    He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillie Hailey Layne; one son, Roger M. Layne and his wife, Susan of Bedford; two daughters, Reva L. Cunningham and her husband, Ron of Houston, Texas and Linda L. Taylor of Farmville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy L. Hurt.
    A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Meherrin Methodist Church Cemetery.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
    Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
Held Monday For
Helen H. Sullivan, 61

    CUMBERLAND, Feb. 27 – Helen Holder Sullivan, 61, of Cumberland, died Friday, February 23, 2007.
    She is survived by her husband, Lee Roy Sullivan Sr., a Cumberland barber; one daughter and her husband, Susan and Joey Barden of Powhatan; one son and his wife, Lee Roy Jr. and Sandy Sullivan of Cumberland; mother and her husband, Faye and Jim Scott of Richmond; four sisters, Bonnie Moore and her husband, Henry of Chester, Joan Theriot of Chesterfield, Lois Gentry and her husband, Steve of Midlothian and Paulette Coates and her husband, Charles of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Joseph and Katie Barden, and Kelly Ragland; beloved cousins, Robert and Catherine Holder of North Carolina; beloved friends, Irene S. Wyatt, Cassandra Baker, Georgianne Matthews and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Holder and one grandchild, Brittany Barden.
    Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Monday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Powhatan. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, Powhatan, was in charge of arrangements.

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Elizabeth Newton, 90
Of Dillwyn
Dies Friday

    DILLWYN, Feb. 27 – Elizabeth O’Bryant Newton, 90, of Dillwyn, passed away Friday, February 23, 2007.
    She was preceded in death by two husbands, John O’Bryant and Ralph R. Newton; two sisters, Tiny Staton and Minnie Lee Newton and a special great-nephew, Lynn Price.
    She is survived by twin sons, John O’Bryant and wife, Diane of Buckingham and Julian O’Bryant and wife, Anne of Charlotte, NC; a granddaughter, Julie O’Bryant of Richmond; special nieces, Stella Price, Barbara LeSueur and Freida Hensley; great-nieces, Sue Jones and Angela Saxon and a great-nephew, Jimmy Price.
    Mrs. Newton was a life long member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher and treasurer of the WMU. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She worked for a number of years as a babysitter to children in the community and will be fondly remembered by them as “Nanny Newton”.
    Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
    The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Dillwyn, VA 23936.
    Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service For
Herman H. Dunivan, 74
Held Monday

    CARTERSVILLE, Feb. 27 – Herman Harvey Dunivan, 74, of Cartersville, died Thursday, February 22, 2007.
    He is survived by two sons, Martin H. Dunivan of Cartersville and Kendall W. Dunivan of Tennessee; three sisters, Ellen Woodson of New Canton, Elizabeth Turpin and Lillie Bowles both of Cartersville; a brother, Howard Dunivan of Columbia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Graveside funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday at Fork of Willis Baptist Church, Columbia.
   Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.

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Published Date: Friday 23rd February 2007

Funeral Service
Set Friday For
William E. Duncan, 72


    COLUMBIA, Feb. 22 - William Earl "Willie" Duncan, 72, of Columbia, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
    He is survived by his wife, Polly S. Duncan; two daughters and their husbands, Terry and Dennis Stokes of Powhatan, Emily and Michael Lyster of Charlottesville; two brothers, P.L. Duncan and wife, Betty Jane and Robert Duncan, all of Columbia; brother-in-law, Stanley F. Scott of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Lisa S. and her husband, William Richter of Powhatan, Kendall Stokes of Richmond, Jacob Stokes of Hampden-Sydney College, Stuart, Archer and Andrea Lyster, all of Charlottesville; great-granddaughter, Berkeley Richter; many nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Patsy B. Hallett of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Florence Dun-can; and sister, Dorothy Mae Scott.
    Mr. Duncan was part owner of P.L. Duncan and Sons, Inc. and owner of W.E. Duncan Trucking, Inc. He was a member of the 176th Heavy Mortar R.C.T. of the Virginia National Guard for six years and active duty for six months at Fort Jackson and Fort Knox. He was dedicated to his church, Oak-wood United Methodist.
    The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy. (Rt. 60), Powhatan.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church, Columbia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood United Methodist Church.

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"Nick” Garrett, 59
Former Resident
Dies in Louisiana


    LOUISIANA, Feb. 22 - Charles Nicholas “Nick” Garrett, 59, formerly of Farmville, died Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
    Born August 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold Lee and Helen Morgan Garrett.
    A graduate of Prince Edward Academy, he served his country in the U. S. Navy.
    He is survived by two daughters; Deborah Lee Fabrizio of Orlando, Florida and Wendy Elizabeth Bates of Bloomington Illinois; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Harold Morgan and Nadine Garrett of Farmville, David L. Garrett of Farmville, and Randy V. and Roxanne Garrett of Richardson, Texas; three grandchildren; four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas A. Garrett.
    In accordance with Mr. Garrett’s wishes, there will not be a funeral or memorial service.

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Graveside Service For
Edith Panagakos, 84
Set 11 A. M. Saturday


    FEBRUARY 22 – Edith Panagakos, 84, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007.
    She is survived by four sons, Peter Panagakos of Florida, Anthony Panagakos of Virginia, Johnny Panagakos and wife, Joan of New Jersey and George Panagakos and wife, Cheryl of Maryland; two daughters, Teresa Blonske and husband, James of Appomattox and Katherine Isolde of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
    The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville.

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