|Michael A. Bishop
Michael Allen Bishop, 40, died Tuesday, March
13, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1960, in Alexandria, son
of the late Aubry Raymond Bishop and Shirley Harlow Stanley.
Michael was employed by the city of Charlottesville
in the Public Works Division.
He is survived by his wife, Tessie; his three
daughters, Jennifer, Lori and Kristi; sisters, Nancy Clark, Lesa Bishop
and Rachel Payne and her husband, Roger; and brothers, Ray Bishop and his
wife, Carolyn, Donald Bishop and his wife, Jean, and Richard Stanley III
and his wife, Edona; cousin, Tommy Tomlin; and his best friends, Donald
and Sue Dudley and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Friday at the Teague Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Dalton officiating. Interment
will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
this evening at the Teague Funeral Home.
Nancy Tyree Breunig
Nancy Duval Tyree Breunig, 92, died peacefully
on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in Charlottesville.
She was born June 4, 1908, in Lynchburg, and
was a daughter of the late Walter Preston Tyree and Mary Glass Tyree; grandniece
of the late U.S. Senator Carter Glass; and granddaughter of E.C. Glass,
all of Lynchburg.
She was educated at Clarke School for the Deaf
in Northampton, Mass., and worked as a photographer at the Hispanic Museum
in New York City. She married H. Latham Breunig of Indianapolis, and was
a homemaker and longtime resident of Indianapolis. With her late husband,
Mr. Breunig, she co-founded, in 1968, Teletypewriters for the Deaf, an
organization that provided communication services to hearing impaired people
She is survived by one daughter, Florence Breunig
Carroll and her husband, James, of Houston; two sons, Preston Tyree Breunig
of Indianapolis, and Robert Glass Breunig and his wife, Karen, of Austin,
Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and first cousin,
Elizabeth Mayfield Roughton of Richmond.
She was a resident of Westminster Canterbury
of the Blue Ridge of Charlottesville, and memorial contributions may be
made to Westminster Canterbury, or Clarke School for the Deaf.
Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Norval F. Fitzhugh
Norval Franklin Fitzhugh, 92, of Gordonsville,
died Monday, March 12, 2001, in the Gordon House in Gordonsville.
He was born Dec. 14, 1908, in Hanover County,
and was a son of the late Catlett Conway Fitzhugh and Florence Grubb Fitzhugh.
He was the retired owner of Fitzhugh's Exxon
in Gordonsville; an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the
European Theatre; a life member of the Gordonsville VFW Post No. 7638;
a member of the Gordonsville Lions Club, and Christ Episcopal Church, where
he was a former trustee and Vestry member.
Mr. Fitzhugh is survived by his wife of 61 years,
Josephine Stutz Fitzhugh of Gordonsville; one daughter, Sue Fitzhugh Gordon
and her husband, George, of Culpeper; one son, Frank Fitzhugh and his wife,
Betsy, of Barboursville; one brother, Curtis Fitzhugh and his wife, Edith,
of Gordonsville; and three grandchildren, Ashleigh F. Utzinger and her
husband, Keelan, of Asheville, N.C., and Katherine Gordon and Steven Gordon,
both of Culpeper. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Henry C.
Fitzhugh and his wife, Olda, and by a grandson, Preston Fitzhugh.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today
at Christ Episcopal Church in Gordonsville, with interment in Maplewood
Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Culpeper American Legion
Post No. 330 and the Culpeper VFW Post No. 2524. The Rev. Theodore H. McConnell
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ
Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 588, Gordonsville, Va. 22942.
Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is in charge
Bernice W. Harding
Bernice Lee Woody Harding, 72, of Charlottesville,
died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at her home.
She was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Charlottesville,
daughter of the late Herman Lewis Woody and Pearl Dorcas Toms Woody. She
also was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Powell and Ricky Powell.
Mrs. Harding was a retired bookkeeper for Glassner
Surviving are her husband, Paul A. Harding; one
daughter, Vicki Hall and her husband, Buddy Hall, of Troy; a brother, Herman
"Buddy" Woody and his wife, Ena, of Shipman; one sister, Katherine "Kitty"
Campbell and her husband, Clarence, of Rustburg; two sisters-in-law, Wanda
Powell of Richmond, and Nancy Powell of Lynchburg; and one grandson, Nicholas
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday in the Scottsville Cemetery, with the Rev. John Green officiating.
Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of
Pearl L. Jones
Pearl L. Jones, 86, of Richmond, departed this
life Monday, March 12, 2001, at MedLink Hospital and Nursing Home, Capitol
Hill, in Washington, D.C.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one brother,
Walter E. Slaughter of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Rosa Smith of Temple
Hills, Md., and Cornelia Swift of Charlottesville; nieces, Peggy T. Williams
of Danville, Camelia Farrar of Charlottesville, Christine Walker of Temple
Hills, Md., and Frances Slaughter and Marquita Slaughter-Cook, both of
Washington, D.C.; nephews, Howard "Frankie" Swift of Charlottesville, and
Gregory "Butch" Slaughter of Philadelphia; and a host of other nieces,
nephews, family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary St., Richmond, with a viewing from
noon to 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Earl M. Brown will officiate. Interment will
follow in the Arboretum of Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Contributions and donations may be made in memory
of Pearl L. Jones to the Fifth Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Dr. Earl
M. Brown, 1415 West Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Jenkins Funeral Home of Richmond is in charge
Ruth Lee McDaniel
Ruth Lee McDaniel, 99, of Charlottesville, died
Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in a local nursing home.
Arrangements with Hill & Wood Funeral Home
Mary "Terry" Monahan
Mary "Terry" Monahan, 64, of Haven Beach, N.J.,
and formerly of Charlottesville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001.
She was the beloved wife of retired Maj. Gen.
John P. "Phil" Monahan; the loving mother of John P. Jr., Daniel and Mary;
and also is survived by nine brothers and sisters and 10 grandchildren.
A Mass will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Arlington Cemetery, in Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Division of Hematology/Oncology, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton,
Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home of Manahawkin, N.J.,
is in charge of arrangements.
Maneida B. Williams
Maneida Bates Williams, 89, of Kents Store, departed
this life on Monday, March 12, 2001, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1911, in Kents Store, daughter
of the late Alexander Bates and Lillian Easton Bates. She was the widow
of William Williams.
Mrs. Williams spent most of her adult life in
New York, moving back to Virginia in 1994. She was a member of County Line
She is survived by three sons, Wilbert Williams
and his wife, Anita, Sylvester Williams and George Holland (actually, a
nephew she raised from the age of six months); two daughters, Henrietta
"Penny" Brand and her husband, James, and Leanne Blalock; one brother,
Linwood Bates and his wife, Elizabeth, of White Plains, N.Y.; one brother-in-law,
Ruben Callahan; one sister, Bernice Bates Carter; one sister-in-law, Nannie
Bates; and 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday
at the County Line Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the family
cemetery at Kents Store. The Rev. Jones and Bishop Ray McKenzie will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
this evening at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store.
Obituaries and Death Notices are published through
the advertising department of The Daily Progress. For more information,
David M. Bennett
A funeral service for David M. Bennett will be
held at 11 a.m. today at Charlottesville First Assembly, 1010 E. Rio Road,
with Pastor Peter Hartwig officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Gate
Cemetery in Crozet.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorial donations be made to the Christian Aid Mission, P.O. Box 9037,
Charlottesville, Va. 22902; or the American Cancer Society, 3042-D Berkmar
Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22901.
Ruth Lea Davies
Ruth Lea Purdum Davies, 83, died Sunday, April
29, 2001, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Danville, daughter
of the late Lemuel Wilson and Ruth Lea Purdum of Danville. She was also
predeceased by her husband, John J. Davies Jr., who was killed in an automobile
accident in 1949.
Surviving are her son, John J. "Butch" Davies
and his wife, Margaret Moon; her sister, Mary Purdum Davies and her husband,
John A. B. Davies, all of Culpeper; and John A. B. Davies Jr. and his wife,
Mary, and daughters, Kelly and Paige, of Virginia Beach; and Lea Purdum
Davies of New York.
Ruth Lea Davies taught in the public schools
of Virginia for nearly 30 years, teaching more than 4,000 students in Culpeper
County. In 1981, she retired from Culpeper County Middle School, which
recognized her service by naming the Junior National Honor Society chapter
As an educator, she taught English and reading,
working with the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia
in an innovative program designed to increase the speed and comprehension
of readers. In 1978, she was named "Teacher of the Year" by the Culpeper
Women's Club. She served as president of the Culpeper County Education
Association and on the board of District N of the Virginia Education Association.
She received her bachelor's degree in 1941 from
Longwood College, where she was elected president of her class all four
years. She continued her education with masters degree courses at UVA and
James Madison University.
She was a member of the Calfee Garden Club, served
on the Alter Guild of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and, following World
War II, was the president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion
Post 330 in Culpeper. She enjoyed golf and duplicate bridge as a member
of the Country Club of Culpeper, and served on the House Committee in its
During the integration of the Culpeper public
school system, she took pride in her service on the committee of teachers
who worked to accomplish integration successfully and without violence.
Ruth Lea Davies was a cancer survivor who overcame
breast cancer in 1969.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday
in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper.
Her family will receive friends at any time at
the home of Butch Davies and Marty Moon, 1208 Oaklawn Dr., Culpeper.
The family requests that flower orders be withheld.
Any orders received will be held until the next holiday to adorn local
facilities such as Culpeper Regional Hospital, the Culpeper County Library,
the Virginia Baptist Retirement Center, Culpeper Health Care Center, and
St. Stephens Episcopal Church.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to
the Celebrate Education!, Ruth Lea Davies Fund, 122 West Cameron St., Culpeper,
Va. 22701. This fund has been created to recognize excellence in education
and to acknowledge those who provide leadership and innovation in educating
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is
in charge of arrangements.
Hallie L. Frazier
A funeral service for Hallie Louise Frazier will
be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the Hill & Wood Funeral Home Chapel,
with the Rev. Ray Stark officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
this evening at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice
of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, Va. 22911;
or the American Cancer Society, 3042-D Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville,
J. Mike Mitchell
Jimmy Mike Mitchell, 74, died early Tuesday morning,
April 24, 2001, in Leesburg, Fla., following a brief illness. His wife
and several children were by his side.
Mr. Mitchell's grieving loved ones include his
wife, Letitia Welch Mitchell; children, Mark Mitchell, Kay Mitchell, Joan
Mackey Mitchell, Jean Mitchell Hortman, Gail Mitchell McCord and Jim Mitchell;
daughter-in-law, Kim Mitchell; sons-in-law, Don Hortman and Michael McCord;
and grandchildren, Christina, Valerie, Jennifer, Kelly, Laura, Rachel and
Mike Mitchell was born in Williamston, N.C.,
the son of Lebanese immigrants. After a brief tour in the U.S. Navy during
the Korean War, Mr. Mitchell married Letitia Welch, of Williamston, and
they relocated to Newport News, where he worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding
and Dry Dock Co., while organizing a successful dance band. Mr. Mitchell
is the last of four brothers.
His career as a jazz musician spanned several
decades during the Big Band Era and beyond, during which he played drums
in Chicago and throughout Virginia and North Carolina. In retirement, Mr.
Mitchell and his wife traveled throughout the United States, and he often
played with local jazz bands for enjoyment.
Mr. Mitchell was a loving husband and father,
always devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren before all else.
He had a special relationship with each one. He was well known among his
friends and business acquaintances for his honesty, loyalty, willingness
to help, and clever sense of humor. Mr. Mitchell . . . Mike, Dad, Grandpa
. . . will be missed.
The Mitchell family and their friends will celebrate
the life and passing of J. Mike Mitchell with a Mass of the Resurrection
at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Church of the Incarnation (Roman Catholic).
Mr. Mitchell's ashes will be interred at Arlington Cemetery at a later
Glenn W. Thebert
Glenn William Thebert, 72, of Earlysville, formerly
of Indianapolis, Ind., died Friday, April 27, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 12, 1928, in Saxon, Wis., son
of the late William George Thebert and Barbara Mashl Thebert.
Glenn was a beloved member of Blue Ridge Community
Church in Ruckersville. He was a gifted engineer and former employee of
Detroit Diesel Allison GMC. He was responsible for numerous aircraft engine
design patents. He also designed several international rowing courses,
including two Olympic sites.
He is survived by his wife, Jarriette Rose Thebert
of Earlysville; three daughters, Colleen Thebert-Wright and her husband,
Patrick, of Portage, Mich., Deborah Thebert Peeler of Lebanon, Ohio, and
Barbara Ellen Sauer and her husband, Kevin, of Earlysville; a son, Glenn
William Thebert Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Sidney, Ohio; four brothers,
four sisters, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister
and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today
at Blue Ridge Community Church in Ruckersville, conducted by the Rev. David
Butt. A private graveside service for the family will be held later at
Chesnut Grove Baptist Church in Earlysville.
The pallbearers will be Robert Thebert, Allan
Thebert, Kevin Sauer, Nick Sauer, Barbara Sauer, Patrick Thebert-Wright,
Scott Peeler, and Brian Peeler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue
Ridge Community Church, P.O. Box 522, Ruckersville, Va. 22968; or to Parkinson's
Research at the UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville.
The family would like to thank Dr. Timothy Short,
Dr. Andy Macfarlan, the Earlysville Family Health Care staff, and, for
their loving care, Ellen Morris, Karen Crawford, and Theresa Thompson.
Preddy Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of
Edward Whitlock Jr.
Edward Jackson Whitlock Jr., of "Lockhaven,"
Mineral, died Saturday, April 28, 2001.
He was president of Whitlock Construction Co.
and vice-president and CEO of Lake Anna Land Corporation. He oversaw the
building of many facilities in central Virginia and was greatly respected
for his knowledge of school construction. For a number of years, he served
as Clerk of the Works for the Louisa County School Board.
He was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy
during World War II, serving aboard the U.S.S. Hannibal in the Atlantic
and the U.S.S. Leyte in the Pacific. An avid horseman, he enjoyed raising
and showing Tennessee Walking horses. He was a member of Mineral Baptist
Church and Murray Masonic Lodge.
Son of the late Edward J. and Alma Talley Whitlock,
Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Bernadette A. Whitlock; two daughters,
Rebecca W. Weakley and her husband, Douglas, and the Honorable Susan L.
Whitlock and her husband, John Hammond; two granddaughters, Amy H. Seay
and her husband, Steven, and Katie H. Miller and her husband, Jason; a
grandson, Stephen C. Harris Jr.; two great-granddaughters, Kristin and
Sarah Seay; two brothers, Robert A. and Willie W. Whitlock; a sister, Dr.
Gaynelle Whitlock; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth
V. Whitlock, and his son, Edward J. Whitlock III.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in Mineral Baptist Church, to be followed by interment in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
this evening at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mineral
Historic Foundation, P.O. Box 43, Mineral, Va. 23117.