Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Virginia Obituaries
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Earl Edward Blankenship
HARMONY GROVE-Earl Ed-ward Blankenship, age 66, of Harmony Grove, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
He was the owner of E. E. Blankenship Custom Storage Buildings of Harmony Grove. 
He is survived by three daughters, Teresa Lassiter of Henderson, N.C.; Bridgett Blankenship of Fayetteville, N.C., and Rita Blankenship of Louisburg, N.C.; four sons, Earl E. Blankenship II and Alan Campbell, both of Topping, Gary Campbell of Laneview, and David Campbell of Henderson, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Lewis of Richmond; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur "Junie" E. Blankenship, and Herbert "BoBo" M. Blankenship and a sister, Margaret Welch of Richmond, and his companion, Jean Gibbs of Harmony Grove.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, with interment in Morattico Baptist Church Cemetery, Kilmarnock. The Rev. Terry M. Sharpe officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Seay, Lee Seay, David Campbell, Steve Blake, Ronnie Rose, Willie Rogers, Herman Rogers and Vern Hamm.
 
Eugene George Campbell
WHITE STONE-Eugene George Campbell, 72, of White Stone, formerly of West Hempstead, Long Island, New York and Southbury, Conn., died April 13, 1999.
Mr. Campbell was a retired detective with the New York Police Department and a retired vice president with the Nat West Bank of New York.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Campbell; one son, Robert E. Campbell and his wife, Kathleen Campbell of Stafford; one daughter, Virginia Boulos and her husband, Dr. Mounir Boulos of Weems; three grandchildren, John Guiliano of Italy, Carolyn Boulos of Weems, and Christopher Campbell of Stafford; a nephew, John Roettger of Coral Gables, Fl., and a niece, Susan Lauten of Aubum, Al.
A memorial service was held on Friday, April 16, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock. The Rev. Dr. Tom Coye officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rappahannock General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1449, Kilmarnock, 22482.
 
Genevieve Jenkins Talbott
BALTIMORE, MD.-A memorial service will be held for Genevieve Jenkins Talbott at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at St. Mary's Whitechapel Church. Mrs. Talbott, a native of Lancaster County, died January 16, 1999, in Baltimore at the age of 102. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Talbott was born near Litwalton on February 10, 1896, to George H. Jenkins and Sarah D. Jenkins. She attended the Litwalton Public School and graduated with a teaching degree in 1916 from Fredericksburg State Normal School, the predecessor of Mary Washington College. Later that year she was assigned her first teaching position at a one room school house in Spotsylvania County.
In the early 1930's she moved to Maryland. After earning a Maryland teacher's certificate at Johns Hopkins, she resumed teaching in Baltimore, primarily in elementary education. In 1934, she married Ralph C. Talbott.
Mrs. Talbott left her last teaching position as a seventh grade history and geography teacher at Roland Park Public School in 1942 to begin a real estate career working with her husband who had established a residential real estate development firm in Baltimore.
Although the demands of her careers and family necessitated that she reside in Baltimore, she never lost her love for Lancaster County. In the 1940's, she and her husband purchased and rehabilitated "Edgehill," an 18th century house and farm which had been the Jenkins's family home during her childhood. She maintained the home as a summer retreat and place for special family gatherings until the 1980's.
She is survived by her son, Robert J. Proutt, eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Thomas G. Proutt.
 
Lula Jackson Thomas
GLOUCESTER-Lula Jackson Thomas died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at Riverside Convalescent Home in Gloucester.
She was born November 11, 1912, to Mamie Cook Thomas and Cephus Jackson and was educated in the public schools of Lancaster County. She joined Queen Esther Baptist Church at an early age.
She married Robert Thomas and they had four children, two of whom, James and Franklin, preceded her in death, as did a grandchild, Thurston Wiggins.
She is survived by one son, Levi R. Thomas, and one daughter, Mable C. Doggett, both of Mollusk; a daughter-in-law, Bessie Thomas; four brothers-in-law, Lankford and Randolph Thomas of Mollusk, Delbert Thomas of White Stone and Bernard Thomas of Baltimore, Md., one sister-in-law, Virginia Thomas of White Stone; four grandchildren, Sharon Doggett of Norfolk, Phyllis Thomas of Richmond County and Marvin Doggett of Kilmarnock; two great-grandchildren, Tyanthia Yvonne Redmond of Reedville and Marvin Christopher Doggett V of Mollusk; one great-great-grandson, Mark Jerome Redmond II of Reedville; a granddaughter-in-law, Annette Doggett of Kilmarnock; a great-grandson-in-law, Mark Jerome Redmond of Reedville; two devoted young friends, Tasha Foster and Tony Brown, both of Mollusk and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, at Queen Esther Baptist Church in Mollusk. The Rev. Ronald A. Williams officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Nelson Duvall
MOLLUSK-Nelson Duvall, 87, of Mollusk died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Mr. Duvall was a printer for over 50 years with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was a Navy veteran, seaman first class, of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, and a member of American Legion Post No. 126 of Forestville, Md.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Acuff Duvall; daughter-in-law, Mary Brown of Foley, Al; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Remains rest at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23. Interment will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lively.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, Ottoman Station, or to the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, both of Lively, 22507.
 
Thomas Charles Burton
LANCASTER-Thomas Charles Burton, 76, of Lancaster died Friday, April 16, 1999.
He was a retired machinist with Johns Hopkins Applies Physics Laboratory in Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth C. Burton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Fletcher Honemond of Gaithersburg, Md., Jean and Gordon Ellis of Fulton, Md., Jean and Mark Wiest of Rockville, Md.; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Arlene Burton of Gaithersburg, and Steve and Debbie Burton of Burgess; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Hortense Burton of Haverhill, Ma., and Al and June Burton of Freemont, N.H.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Bob Archambault, Haverhill, Ma.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland.
 
Thomas Oliver Hinton Jr.
LIVELY-Thomas Oliver Hinton Jr. died Saturday, April 10, 1999.
He was born to Thomas Oliver Hinton Sr. and Carrie Carter Hinton August 22, 1942, in New York City. He received his formal education in the public schools of New York City.
Known as "Tommy" by his friends in New York and "Sonny" by his family and friends in Virginia, he professed Christ in his youth and joined New Community Baptist Church in New York City.
Mr. Hinton married Theresa Marshall in 1960; they had one son, Thomas Oliver Hinton III. In 1962 he was united with Carolyn Mason and they had two daughters, Renee Hinton Shepherd and Nareen Hinton. In 1977 he married Maria Comacho and they had one son, Oliver Thomas Hinton.
During his early years he spent summers in Virginia where he resided with his Aunt Helen and Uncle Cornelius Lee. He worked for various trucking companies in New York City for over 40 years until his health failed.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Oliver Hinton and Oliver Thomas Hinton; two daughters, Renee Hinton-Shepherd and Nareen Hinton; two sisters, Loretta Saunders and Linda Murphy; one foster brother, William Louis Lee; three grandchildren, Renaud Hinton, Renise Hinton and Cherise Hinton; one aunt, Lorraine McDaniels; two sons-in-law, Timothy Shepherd and Byron Thompson; a brother-in-law, James Murphy; a life-long friend and mother of his daughters, Carolyn Mason; a special companion, Patricia Teamer, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, at the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Lancaster. The Rev. Herbert Pollard Sr. officiated. Interment was in Beulah Baptist Church cemetery, Lively.
 
James Wilson Jett
HEATHSVILLE-James Wilson Jett, 81, of Heathsville died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
He was a member of Afton United Methodist Church, Ophelia, and was a retired menhaden fishing net rigger. Mr. Jett was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Doris E. Jett; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy J. and Thomas W. Basye of Lottsburg; his sons and daughters-in-law, J. Mitchell Jett of King William, W. Michael and Nancy D. Jett of Ashland and Ronnie and Nancy N. Jett of Heathsville; two brothers, Talmadge Jett and L. Thomas Jett; two sisters, Katherine J. Harrison and Barbara J. Deihl; six grandchildren, Chris, Rob and Drew Basye, Timothy, Marshall and Michele Jett; two stepgrandchildren, Mary Beth and Kelly Near, and three great-grandsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Jett.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, at the Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood, with the Rev. Marion Paul White and the Rev. Willie B. Guill Jr. officiating. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery, Reedville. Pallbearers were Danny Crabbe, Sam Marston, Hudnall Haynie Jr., Ernest Rogers, J.D. Krentz, Billy Jenkins, Ray Rogers, H.C. Saunders Jr. and Jimmy Gaskins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland Chapter, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 200, Reedville, 22539 or the Northumberland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, 22539.
 
Ann M. McGrath
HEATHSVILLE-Ann M. McGrath of Heathsville died Friday, April 16, 1999.
"Miss Ann," as she was locally known, was 77.
She is survived by her beloved only son, Joseph M. McGrath, and his wife, Jessie, of Heathsville; her sisters, Alice Boyle of Georgia, Josephine Damiani of Pennsylvania and Mary McCloskey of New Jersey and her brother-in-law, Francis A. Young of Virginia; her second family, Ann Marie Cohen, Francis W. Young, William "Bunky" Young, Teresa Rose Edrington, Mary Alice Reda, Mary Jude, Michael and Joseph Young; many more nieces and nephews, and her best friend, "Little Katie."
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice McDevitt; her sister, Catherine Boyle; her sister and soulmate, Theresa "Tessie" Young, and one brother, William "Billy" McDevitt.
She was retired from Riggs National Bank in Washington D.C., where she devoted over 25 years of service.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 19, at St. Michael's Church in Silver Spring, Md., with interment at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine of St. Jude's Children Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, Tn., 38101-9903. 

Charles U. Pruett
LAKELAND, FL.-Charles U. Pruett, 83, of Lakeland, Fl., formerly of Merry Point, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
A retired electrician, he is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Pruett; two sons, Charles F. Pruett of Mechanicsville and Gerald Lee Pruett of Ashland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Carroll Pruett of Merry Point and Meredith Pruett of Vienna.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, with interment in the White Marsh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott West officiated. Pallbearers were Randolph Abbott, Jimmie Currie, Richard Pruett, Tommy Burruss, Wayne Forrester and Gordon Maddox.
 
August Paul Francois
HEATHSVILLE-August Paul Francois, 75, of Heathsville died Friday, April 16, 1999.
He was born in Patchogue, New York, the son of August L. and Beatrice Devaney Francois.
Mr. Francois was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired machine repairer with Associated Universities.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth P. Francois; a daughter, Maryann F. Kinsey of Heathsville; three sons, Ronald E. Francois and Curtis T. Francois, both of Long Island, N.Y., and Christopher J. Francois of Littleton, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Paul Francois, Marc Francois, Mae Francois, Jonas Kinsey, Katie Francois, Phyllis Ross and James Brusini, and a great-grandchild, Jessica Brusini.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood, with Father James Bruse officiating. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Rescue Squad, Heathsville.
 
William Daniel Purvis
LOTTSBURG-William Daniel "Dan" Purvis, 58, of Lottsburg died Sunday, April 11, 1999.
He was graduated from Alexandria High School in Alexandria and the Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C. Mr. Purvis worked in Alexandria Public Schools, having taught building trades and renovations to adults for 13 years; he retired from teaching due to his health. He was also an Alabama State Trooper for ten years.
Mr. Purvis participated in the Centennial Reenactments throughout the south in the 1960's, and was a Lt. Col. with the Lumston Artillery Regiment.
Surviving are his wife, Ann Gabrielle Purvis; six sons, James Purvis of Fairfax, William D. Purvis Jr. of Tappahannock, Robert A. Purvis of Falls Church, Richard A. Purvis of Northern Virginia, F. Stephen Purvis of New Orleans, La., and Michael Purvis of Falls Church; a stepdaughter, Frances M. Tompkins of Bealton, and seven grandchildren.
Interment will be private in the family cemetery in Shipman.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rice's Hotel-Hughlett Tavern, Dan Purvis Carriage House Special Building Fund, P.O. Box 579, Heathsville, 22473.
 
Norma Fisher Balderson
CALLAO-Norma Fisher Balderson, 59, of Callao died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Randolph Balderson, and her mother, Nathalie King Fisher, both of Callao; her sisters, Brenda F. Sanford and her husband, Charles M. Sanford Jr. of Hague, and Nancy F. Balderson and her husband, James R. Balderson of Wilmington, N.C.; her brothers-in-law, Charles Balderson, William Earl Balderson, Lester Balderson and Robert Balderson, and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, April 17, in the Henderson United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hyacinth, with the Rev. Marable Southall-Vess officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland Chapter, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 200, Reedville, 22539, or to Henderson United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 541 Callao, 22435.
 
Mabel Allison Smith
LOTTSBURG-Mabel Allison Smith, 72, of Lottsburg died Monday, April 12, 1999.
She was a member of Coan Baptist Church, Heathsville, the Betty Lewis Chapter OES #107, Kinsale, and Northern Neck VFW Post #7167, Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ira V. Allison.
Surviving are her husband, Hervey Lee Smith Sr.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra A. and Edward E. Brann of Woodbridge, and Nancy A. and Hervey Lee Smith Jr. of Warsaw; two sisters, Ruth Sydnor of Richmond and Jean Nash of Lottsburg; a brother, Ennie Newsome of Lottsburg, and seven grandchildren, Edward Lester Brann, Michael Todd Brann, Camela Lynn Seigel, Allison Leigh Smith, Kaitlyn Taylor Smith, Joseph Anthony Allison and Gregory Ray Allison.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, at the Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood, with the Rev. James W. Dunn officiating. Interment was in Coan Baptist Church Cemetery, Heathsville. Pallbearers were Edward L. Brann, Michael T. Brann, Joey Allison, Greg Allison, Hervey Lee Smith Jr. and Edward E. Brann.
Memorials may be made to Johns Hopkins Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Foundation, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Md., 21287.
 
Flossie Frances Woods
CALLAO-Flossie Frances Woods, 86, of Callao died Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
She was the widow of Carl B. Woods, and a member of Henderson United Methodist Church, Henderson United Methodist Women and the Northumberland Homemakers Club. Mrs. Woods was employed as a seamstress for Littlestown Manufacturing Company for 20 years.
Surviving are two sons, Carl E. Woods of Callao and William R. Woods of Templeton, Ca.; a daughter, Patricia Lawyer of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Ernestine Grogg of Birch River, W.V.; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, at Henderson United Methodist Church, Hyacinth, with the Rev. John E. DeJong officiating. Graveside services were held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Silver Run, Md.
Memorials may be made to Henderson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 541, Callao, 22435.


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