Miscellaneous Charlottesville, Virginia Death Notices

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Friday, April 17, 1998

MARGARET ARNOLD

Margaret Crockett Arnold, 77, of Howardsville died at her home with her daughter, Mary Ruth. Born Oct. 23, 1920, in Wytheville, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Ruth Stell Crockett.

Saturday, April 18, 1998

MARGARET McKENDRICK

Margaret Mary McKendrick, 82, of Palmyra died at her home.

ANTHONY MILLER

Anthony Miller, 69, of Troy died at a local hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Beards Fork, W.Va., son of the late Robert and Mary Black Miller. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an accountant.

Sunday, April 19, 1998

JOHNNY J. MARKS

Johnny James Marks, 60, of Reva, died at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. He was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Madison County, and was the son of the late Silas M. Marks and Ella Gallihugh Marks. Mr. Marks was employed by Wilson Tree Experts Company for many years and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Monday, April 20, 1998

CHRISTOBEL WETSEL

Christobel Childs Wetsel, 85, of "Berry Hill" Locust Dale, Madison County died at Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Born July 21, 1912, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Childs and the late Grace Herndon Childs. She was the wife of the late William H. "Red" Wetsel who was a former superintendent of Madison and Greene County schools. Mr.s Wetsel was involved in the education field for over 25 years. She was a teacher and principal in the Orange School System, a founding teacher of Grymes Memorial School, a teacher and guidance counselor in Greene County schools, and curriculum coordinator for Piedmont Vocational Technical School, the position from which she retired her career in education in the early 1970s.

ALVA KNIGHT, SR.

Alva Mason Knight Sr., 56, of Gordonsville, passed away at his home. He was born March 21, 1942, in Charlottesville, a son of the late Jacob Aster Knight and Mary Harris Knight of Crozet.

MARY CANTRELL

Mary Ann "Nancy" Sanford Cantrell, 76, of Accomac, died in Richmond. She was born April 14, 1922, in Orange County, at Rockwood. She graduated from Orange County High School in 1939 after spending three school years in Accomac. Upon graduation from Strayer College, she worked for 10 years for the Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C.

ESTON P. HOWARD

Eston P. "Chet" Howard died at Prince George Hospital in Maryland. He was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Albemarle County, son of the late Linwood and Mary Howard. He was a member of Union Run Baptist Church, Shadwell, and a veteran of the Korean War.

WALTER BURTON

Walter E. Burton, 64, of Philadelphia died at his residence. He was the son of the late John and Josephine Burton

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

BERNICE G. ESSIG

Bernice G. Essig, 91, of Charlottesville died at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born Dec. 21, 1906, in Glade Run, Pa., she lived most of her adult life in North Canton, Ohio, where she retired from the Harter Bank and Trust Company in 1971. She moved to Charlottesville in 1988, and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

ZADIE D. MARTIN

Zadie Deane Martin, 95, of Faber, died at a local nursing home. She was born Dec. 17, 1902, in Greene County, daughter of the late Flowery Serell Deane and Fannie Deane. Mrs. Martin taught at Cismont School from 1924 until 1937, and Red Hill School from 1937 until 1947. On June 12, 1947, she was elected as elementary supervisor and served from 1947 to 1968.

GERTRUDE SHUMATE

Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Henry Shumate, 84, of Staunton, died at Augusta Medical Center. She was born May 26, 1913 in Front Royal, a daughter of Winter and Clara Kerns Henry. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Shumate was a registered nurse.

Wednesday, April 22, 1998

SHELTON J. BARFIELD

Shelton "Tony" Jackson Barfield, 56, of Orange, died at his residence. Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Culpeper, he was a son of Andrew Jackson Barfield of Mitchell and the late Marguarite Heflin. Mr. Barfield was a logistician with the federal government, served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

A.B. SCHELLSCHMIDT

Ardeane Bright Schellschmidt, 86, of Charlottesville, died at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1911, in Emmettsburg, Iowa, daughter of the late Lowell Bright and Myrtle Atkins Bright. She was wife of the late Victor William Schellschmidt. She was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist.

DOROTHY J. LEWIS

Evangelist Dorothy Jackson Lewis, 60, of Hampton Street died. She was born Aug. 8, 1937, in Fluvanna County, daughter of the late Robert F. White and Clara Cousins White. She had served in many capacities at New Covenant Pentecostal Church in Charlottesville with her most recent appointment having been state evangelist for the church in Virginia and North Carolina.

CLARENCE A. MONROE

Clarence A. Monroe, 71, of Waynesboro died at a local health care center. He was the son of the late Clarence and Frances Seay A Monroe. He wa a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. He worked in the federal government for 27 years and Oxfam America as their resource manager.
ELIZA G. BROWN

Eliza G. Brown, 70, of Charlottesville, died at a local hospital. She was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Nightengale Gordon.

EUGENE KEITH HEITZ

Eugene Keith Heitz, 71, of Barboursville, died at his residence.

THOMAS E. BRUCE, JR.

Thomas Ellison Bruce, Jr., 78, died suddenly. He was born in Scottsville, May 8, 1919, and was the son of the late Thomas Ellison Bruce Sr. and Mary Browne Bruce. He was a resident of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville. He was a graduate of Scottsville High School, Washington and Lee University, and the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy. Mr. Bruce was a C.P.A. in Lynchburg before attending pharmacy school He then followed his father as pharmacist and proprietor of Bruce's Drug Store n Scottsville until his retirement. He was active in the town of Scottsville civic affairs all of his adult life, having served as mayor, a member of town council, and as town treasurer. He was a member of Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department and was active in other community affairs.

Thursday, April 23, 1998

BETTY MORRIS

Betty Jo Buchanan Morris, 65, of Armarillo, Texas, formerly of Shipman died at an Armarillo hospital. Born May 29, 1932, in Campbell County, she was a daughter of Laura S. Buchanan of Nellysford and the late Thomas J. Buchanan.

FRED A. KIRSCHNICK

Fred Arthur Kirschnick, 68, of Palmyra, died at his home at Lake Monticello. He was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Illinois. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. After moving to Fluvanna County, and until his retirement, he was a dispatcher with the Fluvanna Sheriff's Office.

WILLIE G. PRICE

Willie G. "Joe" Price, 76, of Kents Store, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was the son of the late Aubrey and Bessie Farrar Price.

JAMES D. SULLIVAN, SR.

James D. Sullivan Sr., 79, of McGaheysville died.

Friday, April 24, 1998

EDITH MYRTLE MORAN

Edith Myrtle Moran, 88, of Ruckersville died at a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1910, in Washington, a daughter of the late Elmer and Isabelle Johnson Bailey. Mrs. Moran was a member of Swift Run Baptist Church, Eastern Star and the Homemakers Club.

HOWARD W. CRENSHAW

Howard Williams Crenshaw, 77, of Charlottesville died at a local nursing home. He was born May 24, 1920, in Charlottesville son of the late Stuart Wood Crenshaw and Annie Jane Smith Crenshaw. Howard retired from Virginia Power as senior right-of-way agent after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was associated with Boy Scouts of America for 20 years.

DILLARD MAXWELL BERRY

Dillard Maxwell Berry, 65, of Ruckersville died at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born June 7, 1932 in Madison County, he was the son of the late Odie Jackson Berry and the late Annie Belle Knighton Berry. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Corrections and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

ROBERT ROGERS EVANS

Robert Rogers "Bob" Evans II, 70, of Lake Monticello, formerly of Wayland, Mass. died at UVa Medical Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Columbus, Ga., son of the late Somerby Evans and Joanna Evans Brunner. He specialized in machine control and automation during his 46-year career in the computer industry; 20 years of that time was spent as a consultant.

WILLIAM J. FOLKES

William Joseph "Billy Joe" Folkes, 75, of Pen Laird, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg. He was born June 15, 1922, in Richmond and was the son of the late Douglas L. and Mary Cauthorn Folkes. Mr. Folkes was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, and was employed there for 20 years; he operated the Saber Shop, a school supply facility. Mr. Folkes was a retired dietary supervisor for Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He served as a corporal with the United States Marines during World War II.

WILSON HERMAN HITE

Wilson Herman Hite, 74, of Lovingston, formerly of Covesville, died near his residence. Born Oct. 23, 1923, at Montebello in Nelson County, he was a son of the late Ezra Hite and Maybelle Campbell Hite. He was retired from Covesville Orchards after more than 40 years of service.

MARGARET B. MASSIE

Margaret Belmore Massie, 90, of Charlottesville died at her home. She was born April 11, 1908, in Schuyler, daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Mabel Johnson Belmore. Mrs. Massie was a retired school guidance counselor.

Saturday, April 25, 1998

WILLIAM A. GEORGES

William Andrew George, 61, of Charlottesville, died at his residence. He was born May 31, 1936, in Newark, N.J., son of Mrs. Bessie K. Georges of Charlottesville and the late Andrew C. Georges.

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