|Betty White Bayse
LOTTSBURG-Betty White Basye, 82, of Lottsburg died October 5, 1999.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Louis F. Jr. and
Dorothy W. Basye and Thomas W. and Patsy J. Basye of Lottsburg; seven grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Louis F. Basye Sr., and a daughter, Ethel Basye.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, at 1 p.m. at the
Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood, with interment in Melrose United Methodist
Church Cemetery, Lottsburg.
Memorials may be made to the Callao Rescue Squad or Melrose United
Methodist Building Fund, Lottsburg.
Elsie Lousie Pollard Hewett
LAKE SHORE, MD.-Elsie Louise Pollard Hewett, 89, of Lake Shore, Md.,
died Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
She was the daughter of Nancy Douglas Dunn of Dunnsville and Edward
Garthright Pollard of Richmond. She was one of ten children and was born
in Wilmington, De.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne L. Hewett.
She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Lousie (Jinx) Wright and her husband,
Col. William J. Wright, of Irvington; a grandson, Brian Hewett of Virginia
Beach; a granddaughter, Leslie Wright Fisher and her husband, William Charles
Fisher, of Salisbury, Md.; twin great-grandsons, Alexander Giles Fisher
and William Henry Fisher III; one sister, Gertrude Pollard Josendale, and
one brother, Francis Pollard of New Castle, De.
A private service will be held at Asbury Church in Port Deposit, Md.,
with interment in the family's burial grounds in the church cemetery.
James Franklin Moore Sr.
TAPPAHANNOCK-James Franklin Moore Sr., 66, of Tappahannock, died Friday,
October 1, 1999.
He was chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and had battled
pancreatic cancer for six months.
Mr. Moore had worked in government for nearly 50 years and died a month
before he was to be honored by the Virginia Association of Counties with
the Jefferson Cup Award for exceptional public service. He served as chairman
of the board of supervisors since taking a seat on the board in 1992. Before
his 1991 election, he had served as county administrator for more than
He was a past member of Gov. Gerald Balilies' Advisory Board of Emergency
Medical Services and was appointed by Gov. Gilmore to serve on the Rappahannock
River Basin Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie "Jane" Moore; three children and
their spouses, Patricia Moore Brenzovich and Joseph Brenzovich, Sue Moore
Swann and Aulbrey "Dusty" Swann, and James F. "Frankie" Moore and Edie
Moore, all of Tappahannock; five grandchildren, James Brenzovich and his
wife Kristie, Suzette Swann, Rusty Swann, Whitney Moore and Ashley Moore;
a sister, Ann Sweeney of Powhatan; a sister-in-law, Evelyn B. Davis of
Richmond; two nieces, Judy D. Poore of Richmond and Dana D. Bryant of Heathsville,
and a nephew, James E. Davis Jr. of Tappahannock.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, at Howertons Baptist
Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James F. Moore Sr. Scholarship
Fund, c/o Rappahannock Community College, P.O. Box 923, Warsaw, 22572.
Willie Wesley Sanders
WEEMS-Willie Wesley San-ders died Sunday, September 29, 1999.
He was born February 18, 1924, in Lancaster County to the Rev. Thomas
H. Sanders and Josephine Green. He was educated in Lancaster County public
schools and was a lifelong member of Sharon Baptist Church.
He joined the military and fought overseas in World War II, receiving
a medal for his service.
He married his teenage sweetheart, Elizabeth, and they had a daughter,
Alice James of Baltimore. After dissolution of the marriage he had four
sons and two daughters with Louise Ghee, an adopted son, Edward Ghee, and
an adopted daughter, Christine Taylor, who predeceased him.
He also was predeceased by a son, Adrian Sanders, and three siblings,
Louise Pinkard and Reuben and Carroll Sanders of Weems.
He is survived by Mrs. Ghee; three sons, William Sanders, Mark Sanders
and David Sanders of Baltimore; three daughters, Alice James, Victoria
Goode and Viola Newson of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Sanders Jr.; three
sisters, Josephine Smith and Hazel Hodge of Lancaster County and Elsie
Young of Baltimore; two brothers-in-law, Fred Smith and Lawrence Hodge;
two sisters-in-law, Clara Sanders and Annabelle Sanders; 24 grandchildren;
32 great-grandchildren; 30 nieces and nephews; a special friend, Kim Crockett
Bunns of Weems, and many cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 3, at Sharon Baptist
Church in Weems with the Rev. Rodney Waller officiating. Military rites
were performed by American Legion Adams Post 86 of Kilmarnock. Interment
was in the church cemetery.
Lambert Langston Sisson
MONTROSS-Lambert Lang-ston Sisson, 85, of Montross died October 2,
1999, of heart failure and complications from Alzheimer's disease.
He was born at Templeman on August 23, 1914, the seventh of 11 children
of Willie Norwood Brandon Sisson and George Ashby Sisson. He sowed and
tilled the earth at an early age and became a successful farmer and businessman.
He was a lifelong member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, where
he served as trustee and treasurer for 23 years.
He was a member of the Montross Landman and Warsaw Bauman Masonic Lodges,
the Emily B. Chinn Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Ruritans, being
a member of each for over 50 years. He was a man of grace and mild temperament.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Velma Beauchamp Sisson; a daughter,
Carolyn Sisson Packett, and a son-in-law, Marion J. Packett; two grandchildren,
Marion James Packett III and his wife, Kristy Crow Packett, and Curtis
Lambert Packett; and a sister, Hannah Evelyn Sisson Bowen.
A Masonic service was held Tuesday, October 5, at the Welch-Marks Funeral
Home in Montross. Funeral services were held at Lebanon United Methodist
Church at Templeman on Wednesday, October 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the treasurer, Lebanon United
Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6160 Menokin Road, Warsaw, 22572, or to
the Richmond County YMCA, P.O. Box 1136, Warsaw, 22572.
Fannie Withers Dawson
HAYNESVILLE-Fannie Withers Dawson, 102, of Haynesville died Monday,
September 27, 1999.
Mrs. Dawson was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan Dawson; children,
Mae Bell, Franklin Dawson, Norris Dawson and Maxine Bell, and a grandson,
D. Norris Bell Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine D. King and son-in-law,
Leonard E. King of Haynesville; a daughter-in-law, Christine K. Dawson
of Haynesville; a son-in-law, Harvey E. Bell of Warsaw; four grandchildren,
Virginia B. Evans, Josephine D. Sisson, Betty D. Neale and Jane B. Harcum;
five great-grandchildren, Barbara B. Price, Bonnie E. Grindstaff, Franklin
R. Neale Sr., Donald N. Bell Jr. and Brandon L. Harcum, and four great-great-grandchildren,
Nicholas L. Price, Franklin R. Neale Jr., Kimberly M. Neale and John Lee
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, at Totuskey Baptist
Church in Haynesville with Rev. James W. Dunn officiating. Interment was
in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Carey Headley, Ralph Brann, Wallace
Withers, Wayne Neale, William Harcum, Bobby Allison and Melvin Price.
Laura Moore Davis
WARSAW-Laura Moore Davis, 91, of Warsaw died Tuesday, September 28,
She was the widow of James McKenley Davis and a member of Calvary United
Methodist Church in Emmerton.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James Andrew Davis Sr.
and Eileen Davis of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Dale D. Taylor and James
A. Davis Jr., both of Farnham, and Kimberly D. Reid of Richmond; four great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Beulah Banks and Elva Anderson, both of Danville, and a brother,
Acree Moore of Richmond.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, at Calvary United Methodist
Church in Emmerton with Rev. Richard B. Sisson officiating. Interment was
in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Taylor, Raymond Brann, Jimmy
Brann, Wayne King, Thomas Bosell, William Harrison and Eddie Taylor Jr.
Rear Admiral Elliott Bloxom
WILLIAMSBURG-Rear Admiral Elliott Bloxom, 83, USN (Ret.) of Williamsburg,
formerly of Irvington, died on October 3, 1999.
He was born in Hampton and graduated from William and Mary in 1937
where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He joined the United
States Navy in 1941. He commanded two ships during World War II before
entering the Naval Supply Corps in 1947. He had numerous assignments including
the command of the Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center and in Norfolk as the
Atlantic Fleet Supply Officer before retiring in 1973.
He and his wife lived on Carter's Creek in Irvington for 23 years before
moving to The Landing in Williamsburg in 1996.
His decorations include the Pacific and Atlantic Campaign Medals and
the Legion of Merit.
He was also a member of the Old Guard of the College of William and
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie H. Bloxom; three children,
Margaret B. Shultz of Glen Allen, Louisa B. Woods of Gaithersburg, Md.,
and Capt. Elliott L. Bloxom, USN of Fairfax, and seven grandchildren, Charles
E. Shultz, Elizabeth S. Bolin, Louisa N. Woods, Caroline J. Woods, Elliott
D. Woods, Elliott B. Bloxom and Andrew L. Bloxom.
A memorial service was held at Christ Church on Wednesday, October
Emilia "Millie" Frances Simmons
IRVINGTON-Emilia "Millie" Frances Simmons, 80, of Irvington died Wednesday,
September 29, 1999.
She was a registered nurse.
She was born Emilia Frances Gatlin on April 17, 1919 in Greenwood,
S.C. She graduated from Newberry High School in 1936 and entered nurses
training in Washington, D.C. In 1942 she married Herb Simmons of Indian
Head, Md. and worked in nursing in Washington during and after the war.
In 1954, she moved to Laurel, Md. and became a clinical nurse at Maple
Glenn School, a part of the D.C. Children's Center, near Fort Mead.
After a long career in health care, she and her husband, a chemist
with the Naval Ordnance Lab in White Oak, Md. retired to Lancaster County
on the east branch of the Corrotoman River near Iberis.
Mrs. Simmons was involved in many church and community services. She
was a deacon in her church and volunteered in many of its community activities.
After her husband's death she moved to Tabbs Creek in White Stone. In 1997
she became a resident of Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington
where she lived until her death.
She is survived by three children, Lisa Simmons of Silver Springs,
Md., Truxton Simmons of Littleton, Co. and Bert Simmons of Spokane, Wa.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 6, at the Campbell Memorial
Presbyterian Church in Weems.
Contributions may be made to The ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens)
of Prince George County, Md., the Campbell Memorial Church's Samaritan
Fund, or the Mary Ball Historical Museum and Library in Lancaster.
Glenwood R. Jobe
FAIRFAX-Glenwood R. Jobe, 78, retired Chief of Surveying for Arlington
County, died of cardiopulmonary arrest on September 29, 1999, at his home
Mr. Jobe worked as a surveyor for the State of Virginia for four years
and later for Arlington County for 31 years.
He was born in Luray, graduated from Boyce Agricultural High School,
and in 1941 enlisted in the Army, serving in the Pacific Theater during
World War II. He was a member of the Fairfax American Legion Post, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and a longtime member of Fairfax United Methodist
Church. Jobe served as a coach for Fairfax Little League and Babe Ruth
Baseball for more than 25 years.
He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Jobe, of Fairfax and Luray.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary "Marie" G. Jobe of Fairfax;
three children, Brock W. Jobe of Wilmington, De., Bruce F. Jobe of Lumberton,
N.C. and Stephen J. Jobe of College Park, Md.; four grandchildren, and
two sisters, Christine Gibbs of Winchester and Juanita Sedwick of Luray.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at the Fairfax United
The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to FACETS (Fairfax
Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services Inc.) in care of Fairfax
United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Avenue, Fairfax, 22030.
Mary Ellen Kent VanLandingham
HEATHSVILLE-Mary Ellen Kent VanLandingham, 84, of Heathsville, died
Tuesday, September 28, 1999 in Huntsville, Al.
She was a member of Smithland Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grayson Clarke VanLandingham,
and a brother, Coleman A. Kent.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda V. Paul of Huntsville; a son,
Ralph Kent VanLandingham of Heathsville; a sister, Kathleen K. Beane of
Montross; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, at Smithland Baptist
Church in Heathsville with Rev. Freddie Marshall officiating. Interment
was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Kent, B. W. Clark,
Carlyle Swann, Oscar Ray VanLandingham, W. Henry Dawson and Robert Headley.
Memorials may be made to Smithland Baptist Church, Heathsville, 22473.
Virginia Hamilton Messick
IRVINGTON-Virginia Hamil-ton Messick, 92, of Irvington, died Sunday,
September 26, 1999.
She is survived by a son, Robert H. Messick and his wife, Nancy, of
Richmond; a daughter, Betty M. Cannon and her husband, James, of Lexington,
N.C.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, at the
Irvington Baptist Church in Irvington. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Rev. John Howard Farmer officiated, assisted by Rev. Bill Dillard,
Rev. Herbert Hall, William Wright and Rev. Richard Newlon. Pallbearers
were Bob and Alex Fleet, Steve Messick, Ronald Pouchot, Randy Ruddell,
J.C. Hutchinson, Bill McClintock and Ed Long Haynie. The Ladies of the
Hattie Simmons Bible Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Irvington Baptist Church
Memorial Fund, Irvington, 22480.
Lois Hughes Rice
REEDVILLE-Lois Hughes Rice, 96, of Reedville, died Monday, October
She was the widow of Emory Carl Rice and was predeceased by her son,
Emory Carl Rice Jr.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Faye R. and William
L. Pittman; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn S. Rice, all of Reedville; four grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elsie H. Dowdy of Baltimore.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, at Bethany United
Methodist Church, with interment in Roseland Cemetery, in Reedville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland County Rescue
Squad or to the Roseland Cemetery Fund.
Calvin Leroy Smith
HAYNESVILLE-Calvin Leroy Smith, 71, of Haynesville died October 4,
He was a retired US Air Force veteran having served from 1946 to 1966
and was former owner of C&M Trucking Co. and a member of American Legion
Post 141 and VFW Post 7167 of Warsaw.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mamie Odell Smith, and two brothers,
Franklin R. and Harvey A. Smith.
He is survived by a son, Jerry Lee Smith of Mechanicsville; three grandchildren,
Aaron L. Smith and Jeremy W. Smith, both of Pennsylvania, and Mary O. Smith
of Mechanicsville; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Smith of Mechanicsville;
three sisters, Elizabeth S. Hinton of Heathsville, Olive Jean King of Warsaw
and Dorothy S. Schefflien of Millers Tavern; two brothers, Alfred P. Smith
of Richmond and Lawrence W. Smith of Warsaw, and a special friend, Laura
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, at Jones-Ash Funeral
Home, Rainswood. Interment was in Totuskey Baptist Cemetery in Haynesville.
Memorials may be made to Richmond County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55,