Miscellaneous Charlottesville, Virginia Death Notices

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Saturday, May 8, 1998

ARZO OCIE POWELL

Arzo Ocie Powell, 78, of Scottsville, died at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Dudley, Mo., he was the son of the late William O. and Missouri S. Barton Powell.

VIRGINIA E. MILLS

Virginia Elizabeth Mills, age 83, of Lansdale, Pa., died at North Penn Hospital in Pennsylvania. She had been in failing health. Born in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Ida Davis. She had been a resident at North Penn Convalescent Home since Feb. 1997. Mrs. Mills worked in sales and as a secretary for the former Woolco Store in Lansdale and Woolworths at 52nd and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. She retired in 1980. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Charlottesville.

RUTH ELIZABETH REID

Ruth Elizabeth Reid, 82, of Thornburg, died at Culpeper Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Orange County, daughter of the late Frank Byram and the late Margaret Grady Byram. Mrs. Reid, a homemaker, attended Rehobeth Methodist Church, Chilesburg, and was a member of Montague Baptist Church in King George.

Saturday, May 9, 1998

ALICE TYLER BROWN

Mrs. Alice Tyler Brown, 56, of Charlottesville, died at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Charlottesville on March 24, 1942, the daughter of the late James I. Jackson and Rosa Lee Evans. She was a 1961 graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School. As a cook, she gave 25 years of service to Cedars Nursing Home. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Sunday, May 10, 1998

HARRY THOMAS JACOBS

Harry Thomas Jacobs, 80, of Stanardsville, died at a Stanardsville nursing home. He was born June 20, 1917, in Culpeper County, a son of the late Charles Leslie Jacobs and Annie Taylor Hitt Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs was a retired farmer.

ETHEL LEE PENDLETON

Ethel Lee Lipscomb Pendleton, 87, of Orange, died at her residence. Born March 7, 1911, in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Dabney Lipscomb and the late Rosa Lee Hughes Lipscomb. She was a member of Orange Baptist Church.

MAJOR DURRETT

Master Sergeant (Retired), Major Durrett, 76, of Charlottesville, died at McGuire Veterans' Hospital. He was the son of the late Luther Wood and Lillie Durrett.

Monday, May 11, 1998

RUSSELL G. EDWARDS

Russell Garnett Edwards, 74, of North Garden, died at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Albemarle County, he was the son of th late Dewey McKinley and Goldie Belew Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a retired employee of the University of Virginia. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Covesville Baptist Church.

EDNA EARL GROOMS

Edna Earl Grooms, 94, of Louisa, died at her home. Born Sept. 7, 1903, she was the daughter of the late John and Otie Bowles Dickerson. Mr.s Grooms was educated in the Louisa County school system and was a member of Galilee Baptist Church.

LESSIE NOBLE HARVEY

Lessie Noble Harvey, 96, of Scottsville, died. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Bryan Harvey: five children, Dorothy Wade, Bill, Donald, Pauline and J.B. Harvey, Jr.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Survivors include her children, Harold Harvey of New Canton, Arline Wood of Scottsville, Robert Harvey of Richmond, Phyllis Porter of Verona, Erma Lewis of Manassas, Franklin Harvey of Dry Fork and Marie Browning of Broad Run; one brother, George Noble of Arvonia; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, May 12, 1998

ELEANOR FAYE SHIFFLETT

Eleanor Faye Shifflett, 55, of Orange, died at her residence. Born April 12, 1943, in Roanoke, she was the daughter of the late Frank Wood and the late Lena Weaver Wood. For 14 years she was an assistant manager for McDonald's in Orange.

GEORGIA E. LLORENS

Georgia E. Llorens, 89, of Charlottesville died at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge nursing home. Born Dec. 16, 1908, in New York City, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Jane Elgar. She taught mathematics at Lane High School in Charlottesville from 1935-42, and later taught at several other public and private schools. Her last teaching position was with Chicago city colleges where she was an associate professor. She retired in June 1974. She returned to Charlottesville to live and on Jan. 7, 1976, she married Alfred Llorens, a retired architect. They enjoyed almost 11 years together, living about half the time in Charlottesville and the rest in Florida.

DELBERT REDMAN, SR.

Delbert Walton Redman, Sr., 85, of Troy, died at McGuire Veterans' Medical Center, Richmond. Born in Alleghany County on May 29, 1912, he was the son of the late Charles Davis and Mary Elizabeth Terry Redman. He was a self-employed contractor, was of the Methodist faith and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

JANIS G. PARRISH

Janis G. Parrish of Charlottesville died of cancer. Her husband is David W. Parrish, Jr. Also surviving her are her daughter, Michele Pace and her husband, Matthew, of Charlottesville; her son, David Parrish, II and his wife, Michelle of Norfolk. Jan, a native of West Virginia, was a graduate of Hollins College and Prince School of Retailing of Simmons College, Boston. She left a career in the New York millinery market for marriage. She was also a social worker iwth the Charlottesville welfare department before moving with her husband to California. After returning to Charlottesville, she was active in the University League, particularly in Community Children's Theater, where she helped stage productions and served as president.

NORA PANNILL BROOKING

Nora Pannill Brooking, 91, of Orange, died at Autumn Care Nursing Home, Madison. Born Nov. 2, 1906, in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Spotswood Pannill and the late Edna Waugh Pannill.

ANNIE MAYS GERHARDT

Annie Mays Gerhardt, 79, of Charlottesville died at a local nursing home. Born May 10, 1919, in North Garden, she was the daughter of Aubrey M. Mays and Charlotte Oliver Mays. Mrs. Gerhardt was retired from H.E.W. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and AARP, and was a member of Maple Grove Christian Church.

JOHN D. DUDLEY

John D. Dudley, Sr., formerly of Charlottesville, died in Orlando, Fla. Funeral services will be at Gashes Funeral Home in Hyattsville, Md. on May 18, 1998.

Wednesday, May 13, 1998

DELIA C. EDMUNDSON

Delia Cloud Edmundson of Charlottesville died in a local hospital. She was born July 12, 1907, in Charlottesville, daughter of the late Warren and Mary Jane Goodloe Cloud. Mrs. Edmundson was very active in many charitable and civic organizations and served as past President of University of Virginia Faculty Wives Club. She and her late husband were charter members of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

ALLIE MAE KNIGHT

Allie Mae Knight, 97, of Stanardsville died at Evergreene Nursing Care Center. She was born May 12, 1901, in Greene County, a daughter of the late John C. and Louella Morris.

EVELYNE DEGGES WHITE

Evelyne Degges White, 80, of Crozet, died in the hospice unit of Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born July 17, 1917, in San Francisco. She lived in the Arlington area for a number of years before moving to this area. She was a former employee of Sovran Bank of Charlottesville. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

LINDA KAY HOOVER

Linda Kay Hoover, 45, of Stanardsville, died at a local hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1953, in Charlottesville, daughter of Katherine Arbogast Morris of Charlottesville and the late Frederick Morris. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen L. Morris. Mrs. Hoover was employed with Sheetz as a clerk and also was a school bus driver for Greene County Schools.

ALTON LEE THOMPSON

Alton Lee Thompson, the son of the late Arthur James Thompson and Sarah Waddy Thompson was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Louisa County. He died at his home.
SHAWNTINA CHAMBERS

Shawntina "Nicee" Chambers, 20, of Buckingham, died at a local hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1978, she was the daughter of Mary and Bernard Vinnie. She is survived by two sisters, Monique and Shawn "Da Chambers, both of Buckingham; four brothers, Antonious "Tony" Kenny and Ronald Chambers, Jr., both of Buckingham, Brandon Dillard of Fluvanna and B.J. Rogers of Painter.

Thursday, May 14, 1998

CLARA HEARNS HACKNEY

Mrs. Clara Hearns Hackney, 91, of the Boyd Tavern community, died in Newport News. She was born Aug. 12, 1906, in Charlottesville, the daughter of the late David Matthew Hearns and Annie Jackson Hearns. She was the wife of the late Christopher Hackney.

LLOYD A. McDANIEL, SR.

Lloyd Andre McDaniel, Sr., 73, of Afton, died at his home. He was born March 25, 1925, in Kennerdell, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Mary McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel was retired from Acme Visible Records. He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician.

RETHA M. PAYNE

Retha Maude Michael Morris Payne, 84, of Charlottesville died at a local hospital. She was born May 13, 1914, at White Hall, daughter of the late Martin Grant Michael and Bertha Trumbo Michael. Mrs. Payne retired from Martha Jefferson Hospital after many years of service. She was a member of First Christian Church.

CYNTHIA ANNE TATE

Cynthia Anne Barrow Tate of Conifertation Christmas Tree Farm in Albemarle County died. She had been in the tender loving care of her family, assisted by the Hospice of the Piedmont at Martha Jefferson Hospital after a long illness. She was born the first of three children to the late Joseph Thomas Barrow and Rita Naomi Somerville in Baltimore, on April 11, 1941. Cindy was employed by the U.S. Army in Alaska, Maryland and locally at the Foreign Science and Technology Center, now the National Ground Intelligence Center, as a computer technician, from where she retired in 1995 in tandem with her husband at their farm south of Charlottesville.

MARY E. TILLMAN

Mary Elizabeth Tillman, 75, of Woodbridge died at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge. She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Charlottesville, the daughter of Gladys and Granville Cooper.

CLIFFORD F. CLARK, JR.

Clifford Friend Clark, Jr., 85, of Madison, died at his residence. He was born Feb. 7, 1913 at Afton Farm in Culpeper County and was the son of the late Clifford Friend Clark and Annie Karn Clark.

Friday, May 15, 1998

DONN NEWBERRY BENT

Donn Newberry Bent died. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Southern California Law School, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and had a distinguished civil service career.

JENNIFER ANN FENERTY

Jennifer Ann Fenerty, 50, of Criglersville, wife of Patrick Fenerty, died at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Mrs. Fenerty was the owner and operator of the Swinging Bridge Pottery at Criglersville.

HELEN MADISON CARTER

Helen Madison Carter, 81, of Gordonsville died at UVa Hospital, Charlottesville. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Albemarle County to the late James and Elizabeth Madison.

JAMES B. FORTUNE, SR. 

James Brodas Fortune, Sr. died suddenly in Gordonsville. He was born in Louisa County. He was the son of the late Ivory and Lula Fortune and was a member of the Evergreen Bibleway Church. He was employed at Liberty Fabric for 10 years.

HARRY NEREN LOCKETT

Harry Neren Lockett, 66, of Roanoke died. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, was retired from First Virginia Bank, was a member of Virginia Heights Lodge #324 AF & AM; and was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE. Mr. Lockett was an avid woodworker.

Saturday, May 16, 1998

SAMUEL W. RYALLS

Samuel W. "Sam" Ryalls, 79, of Palmyra, died peacefully at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Bybee, Virginia, son of the late Asa C. Ryalls Sr., and Bessie White Ryalls. Sam graduated from Fluvanna County High School in June 1939. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from May 22, 1942, to Nov. 13, 1945. during this time he was awarded the Bronze Star. He retired from Sprint/Centel in 1982 after 41 years of service as Assistant Manager, OSP-

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ELSIE MORRIS MOWBRAY

Elsie Morris Mowbray, 74, of Charlottesville, died at the Cedars Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Charlottesville daughter of the late Clarence Lee Morris and Mary Scruggs Morris. Elsie was a member of First United Methodist Church and United Women's Society of First Church. A long-time member of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation. She retired in 1988 after 30 years with Jefferson National Bank as administrative trust officer.

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