Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Virginia Obituaries
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Floyd C. Ball Sr.
ALEXANDRIA-Floyd Cornelius Ball Sr., 64, died February 21, 2000, at Alexandria Inova Hospital.
Mr. Ball was born December 5, 1935, in Lancaster to Pearl Ball Mason and James Croxton. He was educated in Lancaster County public schools and joined Beulah Baptist Church in Lively, where he remained a member until his death.
He married Daisy Mae Gordon in 1952.
He had extensive service in Arlington County government and with Centennial One Inc.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Rufold and Cleo.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Daisy Mae Ball of Alexandria; two sons, Lawrence and Floyd Jr. of Alexandria; five daughters, Ida Muse and Cecelia Ball, both of Alexandria, Doris Davis of Houston, Tx., Otelia Thompson of Warsaw and Phyllis Caldwell of Fort Polk, La.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his stepmother, Cornelia Croxton of Nuttsville; six brothers, Richard Mason, Elonzia Ball, Charles Ball and James Ball, all of Morattico, Clarence Ball of Mollusk and Harold Lee of Nuttsville; four sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; nine sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; a special friend, George Luther Robinson of Arlington, and many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, February 26, at Beulah Baptist Church in Lively with Rev. Ronald Dunaway officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Emory E. Carter
HEATHSVILLE-Emory Edward Carter, 92, of Heathsville, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock.
Mr. Carter was deacon emeritus at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Heathsville and the oldest member of the deacon board.
He was born July 16, 1907, to Willie and Addie Jackson Carter and was raised by an uncle and aunt, John and Ophelia Carter.
He married Nadine Curry and they had one son, Purcell Elwood Carter. His wife predeceased him, and he later married Joyce C. Scott of Baltimore. They had four sons and a daughter.
He worked as a longshoreman in Baltimore before retiring to Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joyce C. Carter of Heathsville; four sons, Purcell Carter of Baltimore, Reginald Carter of Lancaster, Emory Carter Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C. and Howard Carter of Hayes; a daughter, Deneen Coleman of Richmond; four daughters-in-law, Muriel Carter of Baltimore, Darcell Carter of Fayetteville, Danielle Carter of Hayes and Elaine Carter of Lancaster; a son-in-law, Alton Coleman of Richmond, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor-elect Dwight Seawood officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Carol Clawson
NELLYSFORD-Carol Clawson, age 37, of Nellysford, died Friday, February 25, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank T. Clawson; a brother, Christopher Clawson; her paternal grandparents, F. Wells Clawson and Dorothy VanAken, and her maternal grandparents, Marvin and Thelma Lindley.
She is survived by her mother, Patricia L. Clawson of Morattico; a sister, Teresa A. Clawson of Chantilly, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3, at St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church cemetery in Lively, with a memorial service to follow at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Morattico.
Send memorial contributions to The Haven Shelter, P.O. Box 713, Warsaw, 22572, or to the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Lively, 22507.

Norwood O. Coor
RICHMOND-Norwood Osman Coor, 87, of Richmond and Ophelia, died at a Richmond hospital on Thursday, February 24, 2000.
Mr. Coor was born December 21, 1912, in Goldsboro, N.C. He and his wife, Mary Francis Bartholomew, were married October 4, 1941.
Mr. Coor served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He was a technician with Dupont in Richmond from 1945 until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond for 63 years.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Theron Coor and Dennis Coor, and one sister, Thelma Reams.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Francis; a son, Bruce D. Coor, of Kilmarnock; daughter-in-law, Joanne G. Coor, and three grandchildren, Jonathan Coor, Maegan Coor and Catherine Winstead.
A funeral service was held at Bennett Funeral Home in Richmond with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Keith Spadenberg of Tabernacle Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were Bruce Coor, Jonathan Coor, Marvin Coor, Roger Coor, Stuart Deihl and Herman Reams Jr.

Ann T. Garrett
RICHMOND-Ann Terrell Garrett, 81, died Friday, February 25, 2000, at HealthSouth Hospital in Richmond.
She was born on May 12, 1918, in Buckner, the daughter of Hervey R. and Lucy Vaughan Terrell. She attended Richmond Public Schools, and graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.A. degree in 1940. She married her college classmate, John H. Garrett Jr., on September 12, 1940.
Together, the Garretts led their class for the past 60 years and received from their classmates special recognition for their joint leadership at its 50th reunion celebration in 1990. William and Mary identified Mrs. Garrett in 1993 as among its alumni meriting special recognition as "Virginians in Public Service." Together they were the co-grand marshalls of the William and Mary Homecoming parade in 1995. They were members of the William and Mary President's Council for more than 20 years. The William and Mary Alumni Board selected her for the Alumni Service Award for 1999 in recognition for the time and talent she gave to her college through her class leadership.
Immediately following the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, her husband entered the Navy and continued serving as a career officer until retiring as a Captain in 1970.
As a Navy wife, in spite of frequent moves to follow her husband's duty assignments, she was a quintessential volunteer in local civic endeavors and assisting the internal Navy welfare programs. Active, too, in the leadership of Navy wives at various Naval stations, she once served as chairman of the Eminent Lecture program of the Navy War College Wives Club.
Upon Navy retirement in 1970, she and her husband settled in Irvington. There she continued her association with the Heart Fund, Cancer Fund and Bloodmobile. She taught in the adult literacy program, was a volunteer librarian, and served on the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Community Library.
She served two terms as president and one as treasurer of the Women of Grace Church in Kilmarnock. She was also active in the Lancaster Players, serving as chairman of the costuming and the food service departments. She was later made an Honorary Life Member of the Players. She and her husband moved to Richmond to the Cedarfield Retirement Community in 1996.
She is survived by her husband; five children, Lucy Ann Garrett West of Houston, Tx, John H. Garrett III of Newport News, Terrell Garrett Cassidy of Beaverdam, Virginia Garrett McKinnon of Richmond and Jean Garrett Hayes of Spartanburg, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Dora Terrell Williams of Richmond, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Cedarfield on Sunday, February 27. A second memorial service is anticipated in Irvington in May.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William and Mary Alumni Society Fund, P. O. Box 2100, Williamsburg, 23187-2100; or the Arthritis Foundation, 3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, 23230.

Raymond Lee Lewis
Raymond Lee Lewis, 38, of Glenwood, Md. died suddenly on February 19, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Lewis was an automobile dealer most of his adult life and was active in drag racing in the Maryland area. He attended St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
His father and mother have both lived in White Stone, where he has many cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Marie Lewis; two sons, Zack Lee Lewis and Bradley Ray Lewis, all of Glenwood; his parents, Garland and LaVerne Lewis of Sykesville, Md. and Myrtle Lee Warner of Catonsville, Md.; a sister, Judy Lewis Waskiewicz of Catonsville; two step-brothers, Jeff Kelly of Havre De Grace, Md. and Jack Kelly of Woodstock, Md.; a mother-in-law, Joeann Bounds of Columbia, Md., and an aunt, Anna L. Keane of White Stone.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel in Sykesville, with interment at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, Md.

Katharine A. R. Swenson
KILMARNOCK-Katharine Aileen Reed Swenson died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, in Rappahannock General Hospital following a long illness in the Health Center of Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RW-C), where she lived.
She was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, on October 22, 1919, to Leonard H. and Ella T. Reed. She was educated at the Margaret Eaton School of Physical Education in Toronto, Canada, and received her B.S. in physical education from Syracuse University in 1947. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.
She married Richard Waltner Swenson in 1949, and following his graduate study at Brown University they moved to Tinton Falls, N.J., where they lived for 41 years before moving to RW-C in Irvington in 1994.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard W. Swenson of Irvington; three children, Erica S. Davis of Winston-Salem, N.C., Richard R. Swenson of Tacoma, Wa., and Aileen R. Swenson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Reed and Brian Davis of Winston-Salem, and Nora Swenson of Tacoma; two sisters, Dorothy Locking of Ottawa, Canada, and Judith Tagliaferi of Leicestershire, U.K., and a niece, Heather Locking of London, Ontario.
Her life was devoted to children, whom she loved to call "little people." After raising her own children, she taught in the elementary grades of Tinton Falls schools and in later years substituted at Rumson Country Day School, and loved to be greeted by former students. She was a member of Christ Church, Shrewsbury, and sang in the choir for many years.
A memorial service was held at RW-C on Saturday, February 26. The funeral and burial will be at Christ Church in Shrewsbury, N.J., on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m.

Raleigh T. Towles
BALTIMORE-Raleigh T. "Buster" Towles, 79, died Monday, February 7, 2000.
He was born September 18, 1920, in Kilmarnock to Mary Jackson and Charles Towles. He was the youngest and last surviving member of a family of 14.
Mr. Towles graduated from A.T. Wright High School in White Stone. He moved to Baltimore and worked there prior to being drafted by the U.S. Army. He served during World War II and received numerous commendations. After the war he worked as a truck driver for the transportation department at Fort George G. Meade.
He married Joline Wood January 22, 1956.
He retired from the Fort Meade transportation department in 1981.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joline W. Towles of Baltimore; three daughters, Elizabeth Peace and Doris Savoy, both of Baltimore, and Michelle Cummings of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Victor Savoy, Dafney Savoy, Christopher Peace and Troy Chapman; a sister-in-law, Doris Jefferson of Philadelphia; four Godchildren, Pamela Teel, Melissa Daye, Ashley Lockley and Darius Byrd, and many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held February 16 at Phillips Funeral Home in Baltimore. Interment was in Garrison Forrest Memorial Park.

Annie Rich Smith
KILMARNOCK-Annie Rich Smith, 73, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Lancashire Nursing Home in Kilmarnock.
Mrs. Smith was born February 15, 1927, to Zack Anna and Monroe Rich in Richmond County. She was one of two children. During her early years the family moved to Lancaster County where she attended public schools and was baptized at Willie Chapel Baptist Church.
She married John Allen Smith of Merry Point. They had no biological children but raised Mr. Smith's nephew, Earl Lester Smith Sr., as their own.
Prior to becoming disabled, Mrs. Smith worked in the seafood industry. She continued to be an efficient homemaker for her husband and son even after becoming disabled.
She is survived by her son, Earl Lester Smith Sr. of Morattico; three grandchildren, Morgan Jones of Fredericksburg and Earl Lester Smith Jr. and Tunisha Smith of Jackson, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Charles Smith of Merry Point; three sisters-in-law, Martha Jones of Baltimore and Virginia and Frances Smith of Merry Point; five cousins, Victoria Jackson of Merry Point, John and Estelle Adkins of Baltimore, Bea Nickens of New York and Gladys Rich of Philadelphia, and a special friend, Cordelia Waddy Carter.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 3, at Willie Chapel Baptist Church in Lancaster with the Rev. Michael Reed officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Alma Florence Cannan Ball
ALFONSO-Alma Florence Cannan Ball died on June 5, 2000, at her residence after a long battle with lung and kidney disease.
Mrs. Ball is survived by her husband, Joseph Garland Ball Sr.; six children, Jeanne Ball Barrett, Cheryl Ball DiOrrio, Frederic Clarence Ball, Susan Ball Ashburn, Joseph Garland Ball Jr. and Ellen Ball Mayor; 12 grandchildren, Thomas J.DiOrrio III, Faith Anne Winn, Brettin Ball, Jennifer Ellen McCall, Lisa Lyn Ashburn, William E. Barrett Jr., Amy Devon Ashburn, Michael Anthony DiOrrio, Kimberly Mayor Jones, Ian Joseph Ball, Chelsea Elizabeth Ball and Whitney Paige Ball, and five great-grandchildren, Shane Joseph Winn, Kaila Irene DiOrrio, Michael Dale Winn, William E. Barrett III and James Tyler Jones.
Mrs. Ball was laid to rest at her home in Alfonso. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Thomas J. DiOrrio III, William E. Barrett Jr., Michael Anthony DiOrrio, Ian Joseph Ball, her son-in-law, Joseph Alden Mayor and family friend, Steve Estebrook.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gambro Dialysis Center, c/o Vicki A. Kinsel, Kilmarnock, 22482.

Beatrice Nellie Wallace
MECHANICSVILLE-Beatrice Nellie Wallace, 88, of Mechanicsville formerly of Lewisetta, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000.
She was the widow of John Henry Wallace and a member of Melrose United Methodist Church in Lottsburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Jerry L. Crumpler of Richmond and Grace Ann Aeschleman of Olympia, Wa.; a son, David Gordon Wallace of Kiawah Island, S.C.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 2, at Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood with Rev. Willie B. Guill Jr. officiating. Interment was in Melrose United Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were David Wallace, Will Farmer Sr., Will Farmer, Ryan Farmer, Ray Saunders and Joseph S. Nuchols.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melrose United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 150, Lottsburg, 22511, or Mechanicsville United Methodist Women, Sunshine Fun, Frances Allen Circle, 7356 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, 23111.

Eloise Fowlkes Sandy
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Eloise Fowlkes Sandy, 91, of Charlottesville, formerly of Callao, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Charlottesville.
Mrs. Sandy was the widow of Grayson M. Sandy Sr. and a member of Henderson United Methodist Church in Hyacinth. She was a registered nurse and trained at Retreat for the Sick Hospital in Richmond.
She is survived by two sons, Grayson M. Sandy Jr. and wife Sara, of Phoenix, Az., and Claude A. Sandy and wife Lois, of Charlottesville; a brother, Claude C. Fowlkes of Ford; a sister, Dorris F. Wimer of Colonial Heights; six grandchildren, Michael Sandy, Chris Sandy, Paul Sandy, Claudia Sandy, Ted Sandy and Maureen Sandy, and seven great-grandchildren, Melissa Sandy, Jordan Sandy, "T.J." Keevin, Trent Sandy, Taelor Sandy, Trevor Sandy and Garrett Sandy.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood with Rev. Steve Vornov and Rev. James B. Crocker officiating. Interment was in Henderson United Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Sandy, Paul Sandy, Ted Sandy, Hyatt Headley, Allen Crowder and Claude Fowlkes Jr.

Virginia Darcey Wilson
LOW MOOR-Virginia Darcey Wilson, 83, of Brian Center in Low Moor died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at the center.
She was born in Mt. Dora, Fl., on January 1, 1917, the daughter of the late Clifton and Edda Delle Darcey.
She was the widow of David Hope Wilson, a homemaker and member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Reedville.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clifton H. Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances Brown of Clifton Forge and Mary Devera of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Leah Flaherty of Kilmarnock; two brothers, Richard C. Darcey of Leesburg, Fl. and Frank Darcey of Fredericksburg; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bethany United Methodist Church; her remains will be interred at Columbia Gardens in Arlington.

Hugh Birtman
Hugh Birtman, 67, formerly of Northumberland Plantation and Coles Point, and of Torrance, Ca., Henderson, Nev., Spring Lake, Union Pier, Hartford, Fennville, and St. Joseph, all in Michigan, and Park Ridge, Glenview and Chicago, in Illinois, moved on one last time, on September 28, 2000.
Mr. Birtman was predeceased by his wife, Diane, a nurse and teacher on the Northern Neck for a number of years.
He is survived by three sons, Mark of Holland, Mi., Scott of Riverwoods, Il., and David of Detroit, Mi.; two daughters, Linda of Havelock, N.C., and Sara of Villa Park, Il.; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, Ron of Coles Point and Maury of Zacatepec, Mexico.

Kathleen Richards Ferrario
IRVINGTON-Kathleen Richards Ferrario, a resident of Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury near Irvington, died on September 30, 2000.
She was predeceased by husbands William Marian Mitchell (1912-1948) and Anthony Ferrario (1910-1990), to whom she was married for 30 years, and by four sisters and three brothers.
After the death of William Mitchell, she pursued a career in banking at West Middlesex Bank in Pennsylvania. She and Anthony Ferrario spent many of their retirement years in Florida.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sharon, Pa., for over 40 years and an enthusiastic participant in Junior Golden Workers. Her favorite pastime was bridge.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Brautigam and Richard Brautigam of Irvington; four grandchildren, Nanna Kathleen Frye of San Diego, Ca., Gretchen L. Frye and her husband, Thomas White, of Silver Spring, Md., Benjamin A. Frye III and his wife, Shelly Moore, of Hedgesville, W.V., and Jason W. Frye and his wife, Melissa, of Winter Springs, Fl.; two great-grandsons, Elliot and Adrian White; three sisters, Edna Mae Langley of New Smyrna Beach, Fl., Irene and her husband, George L. Winger, of Sharon, Pa., and Martha Bowler of Annapolis, Md., and three stepdaughters, Betty Dickman of Evanston, Il., Connie Gartland of Apollo, Fl., and Marilyn Johnson of Columbus, Oh.
A private burial service will take place at a future date in Haywood Cemetery in West Middlesex, Pa.
The family encourages a visit or card to a shut-in as a remembrance of Mrs. Ferrario's life. Memorials may be made to the RW-C Foundation, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, 22480, or to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1369, Kilmarnock, 22482.

Wayland Sterling "Bay" Gaskins
LANCASTER-Wayland Sterling "Bay" Gaskins, 67, died at Warsaw Health Care Center on Thursday, September 28, 2000.
He was born in Mollusk on May 15, 1933, to John Henry and Priscila Jane Coleman Gaskins. He attended Mollusk Elementary School and A. T. Wright High School in White Stone. He joined Queen Esther Baptist Church at an early age and attended there for many years until his health began to fail.
Mr. Gaskins worked in Alexandria for many years as a truck driver for Sterling Concrete Company, after which he returned to his home in Lancaster County.
He married Claudine Gaskins on September 20, 1996.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Johnny and Robert Gaskins.
He is survived by his wife, Claudine Gaskins of Lancaster; a sister, Evelyn Smith of Mollusk; eight nieces, Evelyn Loretta Dameron and Jeanne Thorne of Hunting Town, Md., Deana Ray Gaskins of Mollusk, and Sylvia Hunter and Gloria, Jamie, Gail and Lavern Gaskins of Richmond; three nephews, Johnnie Smith of Mathews, Elton Smith of Edgewood, Md., and Robert Gaskins Jr. of Richmond; two sisters-in-law, Garland Gaskins of Mollusk and India Gaskins of Richmond; three stepchildren, Sandra Dianne Johnson of Dumfries, Myrland Woodson of Richmond and James Holland Woodson of Mollusk, and many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 3, at Queen Esther Baptist Church in Lancaster with the Rev. Ronald Williams officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Dugald Tucker Neill
LOTTSBURG-Captain Dugald Tucker Neill, USN, ret., 81, died October 1, 2000, at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.
Captain Neill was a native of Bayside, Long Island, N.Y. He was the son of Frank Snedecker and Edith Frances Tucker Neill. He graduated from Manhassett High School in 1936 and Duke University in 1940. He received a masters degree and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a naval aviator and attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Neill volunteered for the U.S. Navy after graduating from Duke University and was assigned to engineering duty aboard the USS Wakefield, formerly the U.S. liner Manhattan, which burned off Nova Scotia in 1942. He then volunteered for naval aviation and received his wings from the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fl. and joined Night Air Group 91 as a member of the Night Fighter Squadron aboard the Bon Homme Richard. On duty in Pacific, he witnessed the signing of the treaty with Japan.
While airborne he was assigned to various duties at the Pentagon and the U.S. Air Force. Neill was professor of naval science at the University of Pennsylvania and Purdue University and was assigned as battle director with the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Command in Montgomery, Al. He ended 33 years of service as an instructor at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. In retirement, he was elected to the Soil and Conservation Board in Northumberland County.
He is survived by his second wife, Bernadine Anne Dolan Neill of Lottsburg; three step-daughters, Barbara Peggy Love and her husband David Love, Patricia Dolan Ettus and her husband Douglas Ettus, and Ellen Dolan Franks and her husband Daniel Franks, and six grandchildren: Jennifer Love, Erin Love, Ryan Ettus, Megan Ettus, Vernon Franks and Marisa Franks.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church cemetery in Heathsville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood.
Memorials may be made to Callao Fire Department or Rescue Squad.

George G. Hughes
TAPPAHANNOCK-George G. Hughes, a longtime resident of Sunnybank, died September 28, 2000, at Essex House in Tappahannock.
Mr. Hughes has recently returned to the area after living in Ft. Myers, Fl. He was a retired executive of the Shell Oil Company, where he pioneered the development of Shell's aviation department under General James H. Doolittle.
He is survived by his son, Geoffrey Hughes, and his family of Reston.
Memorial services are pending at Marks-Bristow Funeral Home in Tappahannock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to John Miller, Amputee Coalition of America Inc., 900 E. Hill Ave., #285, Knoxville, Tn. 37915.

Hatton Lee Williams
GLEBE POINT-Hatton Lee Williams, 82, of Glebe Point died Sunday, October 1, 2000.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater with the 301st Division of the Signal Corp Battalion and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was born in Edwardsville, son of Captain C. Ellis and Grace Hatton Williams. Mr. Williams was a professional photographer in the Baltimore area for many years and served as deacon and treasurer of Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dickeyville, Md.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Duling Williams.
He is survived by three children, Irving H.L. Williams of Portland, Me., Anne W. McMahan of Titusville, N.J., and Lucy W. Browne of Pepperell, Ma.; four grandchildren, Patrick and Hannah Williams and Anna Elizabeth and Benjamin M.Y. McMahan, and two brothers, Orville Williams and Thomas A. Williams.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at Afton United Methodist Church in Ophelia with Rev. Marion Paul White officiating. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Pallbearers were Irving H. L. Williams, Patrick Williams, Robert McMahan, Benjamin M.Y. McMahan, James Browne and J.D. Krantz.
Memorials may be made to Afton United Methodist Church, Heathsville, 22473, or to the Northumberland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, 22539.

Hatton Lee Williams
GLEBE POINT-Hatton Lee Williams, 82, of Glebe Point died Sunday, October 1, 2000.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater with the 301st Division of the Signal Corp Battalion and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was born in Edwardsville, son of Captain C. Ellis and Grace Hatton Williams. Mr. Williams was a professional photographer in the Baltimore area for many years and served as deacon and treasurer of Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dickeyville, Md.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Duling Williams.
He is survived by three children, Irving H.L. Williams of Portland, Me., Anne W. McMahan of Titusville, N.J., and Lucy W. Browne of Pepperell, Ma.; four grandchildren, Patrick and Hannah Williams and Anna Elizabeth and Benjamin M.Y. McMahan, and two brothers, Orville Williams and Thomas A. Williams.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at Afton United Methodist Church in Ophelia with Rev. Marion Paul White officiating. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Pallbearers were Irving H. L. Williams, Patrick Williams, Robert McMahan, Benjamin M.Y. McMahan, James Browne and J.D. Krantz.
Memorials may be made to Afton United Methodist Church, Heathsville, 22473, or to the Northumberland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, 22539.

James Courtney Youngblood
KILMARNOCK-James Courtney Youngblood, 80, of Kilmarnock died September 30, 2000.
He is survived by one stepson, Coley B. Davis of Ottoman, and two stepdaughters, Sallie R. Hoffman of Midlothian and Mary B. Nordby of Concord, Ca.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Clifton Ridge Cemetery, Kilmarnock. The Rev. John Houghton officiated.

Louis Chapin Covell
MONTROSS-Louis Chapin Covell, 91, of Montross, died September 26, 2000, at the Chandler home, "Lawfield."
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he graduated from Cornell University in 1931. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 on the Gulf Sea frontier, obtaining the rank of commander.
A resident of Fairfax from 1947 to 1972, he was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency and became a division chief in 1958.
Mr. Covell was treasurer of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax for many years and a vestryman at St. James Church in Montross. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity and Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by three daughters, Carol Chandler of Montross, Cathy Waegner of Werthenbach, Germany, and Sally Lewis of Williamsburg, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Prentice Kinser III at St. James Episcopal Church on Friday, September 29.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montross Rescue Squad, Box 1174, Montross, 22520, or Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg, 213 Waller Mill Road, Room 150, Williamsburg, 23185.

Nellie Veney Hardy
WEEMS-Nellie Virginia Veney Hardy, 63, of Weems died December 1, 2000, at the Medical College of Virginia after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Hardy was born to Walter Veney and Martha Dunaway Veney on September 17, 1937, in Avalon. She was one of 14 children.
She moved with her family to Weems at an early age and was educated in Lancaster County public schools.
She married George Hardy Jr. and they had two daughters.
In 1958, she relocated to Newark, N.J., where she later owned and operated a grocery store. She joined Israel Memorial Methodist A.M.E. Church and served in the usher ministry. She retired in 1999, returned to Weems and attended Beulah Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Hardy Jr., and six siblings, Agnes Rice, Gladys Cooper, and Gilbert, Wilbert, Daniel and James Veney.
She is survived by two daughters, Ella L. Hardy of Weems and Alma Theresa Smith of Linden, N.J.; three grandchildren, Shikera and Karryn Smith and Shawn Diggs; a great-granddaughter, Zanniyyah Larkins; a son-in-law, Glen Smith; a goddaughter, Brianna Hickerson, all of New Jersey; four sisters, Harriet Elizabeth Wright of Weems, Willie Ann Diggs of Newark, and Ethel Baylor and Delores Carter of Baltimore; three brothers, Albert, Melvin and Leroy Veney of Weems; five sisters-in-law, Agnes, Omelia and Caroline Veney, Olivia Jones and Victoria Hardy; three brothers-in-law, Norman Diggs, Ernest Hardy and Lawrence Carter; a best friend, Carol Hunt, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, December 9, at Beulah Baptist Church in Lively with the Rev. Ronald Dunaway officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Gladys Jones
LIVELY-Gladys Jones, 70, of Lively died December 7, 2000.
Mrs. Jones was born January 5, 1930, to Frediand and Mae Julia Ball. She attended Lancaster County public schools and worked for many years in the seafood industry.
She was married to William E. Jones and attended the Church of Deliverance until her health began to fail.
She was predeceased by two children, Christopher Doublin and Larry Jones.
She is survived by her husband, William E. Jones; a daughter, Shirley Doublin; a son, Winfield Doublin; two sisters, Geraldine Owens and Elizabeth Davis of Lancaster; a mother-in-law, Edith Jones of New York; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Doublin; two sisters-in-law, Frances Yerby of Haynesville and Mary Ball of Merry Point; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Alice Robinson, and many nephews, nieces and other friends.
A funeral service was held Sunday, December 10, at the Church of Deliverance in Lively with the Rev. Donald Conaway officiating. Interment was in Willie Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.

Jessie James Winstead
BALTIMORE-Jessie James Winstead, 61, of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, December 1, 2000, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Mr. Winstead was born to Nancy B. Winstead on May 17, 1939, in Wilson County, N.C. He was raised in Wilson County, educated in its public schools and was graduated from Speight High School in 1959.
He then went to Baltimore where he was employed with Port City Press Printing Company for 12 years. He worked for Lloyd Drugs for nine years and was employed for the last five years by Maryland Management Company.
He married Jane Morris on May 18, 1974.
He attended Gillis Memorial Church and worked in many of his wife's organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Morris Winstead of Baltimore; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Dorothy Winstead of Bethel, N.C.; a foster brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Bernice Winstead of Wilson, N.C.; an aunt, Annliza Leveston of Walstonburg, N.C.; an uncle, Willie Winstead, and his wife, Louise, of Wilson, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Bernice Morris of White Stone; 10 brothers-in-law; 10 additional sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Thursday, December 7, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in White Stone with the Rev. Robert H. Sutherlin Jr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Louise H. Lindgrove
IRVINGTON-Louise H. Lindgrove, 76, of Irvington, died December 9, 2000.
Mrs. Lindgrove was a docent with Historic Christ Church Foundation, a member of the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church and Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library.
She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
She is survived by her husband, Roger M. Lindgrove; two daughters, Sandra Lindgrove Pait of Ware Neck and Marjorie Susan Lindgrove of Yorktown; four grandchildren, Jennifer Cromwell of New Orleans, Benjamin Pait of Charleston, S.C., Jeremiah Drueke of Decatur, Ga., and Christopher Drueke of Miami, Fl.; and a brother, Varick Harrison of Essex, Ct.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock with interment in Christ Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems, 22576.

Margaret Crandall George
FOXWELLS-Margaret Crandall George, 89, of Foxwells, died Sunday, December 10, 2000.
Mrs. George was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church of Foxwells.
She was predeceased by her husband, H. Wilmer George.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Monroe Belfield of Foxwells; a granddaughter, Tammy Ferber, and her husband, Wayne, and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Ferber, all of Gloucester.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13, at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock with interment in White Stone Baptist Church Cemetery in White Stone. The Rev. Richard Newlon officiated. Pallbearers were William Taylor, Carl Robins, Charles Carneal, Leroy Crandall, Gerald Abbott and Robert Conley. Honorary pallbearers were Alden Abbott, Dale George, David Crandall, Bob Huff, Gary Hodges and George Ed Crandall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 4542 Windmill Point Road, White Stone, 22578.

Sarah Verry Leese
REEDVILLE-Sarah Verry Leese, 76, died in her home in Reedville on November 29, 2000, after a long battle with emphysema.
The daughter of Harold Crane and Bertha Hendrick, Mrs. Leese was born in Portland, Or. She spent her childhood in Portland and in the Baltimore area, summering on Prudence Island, R.I. She attended Swarthmore College, settled in Baltimore, and later moved to Calvert County, residing at Resthaven Farm on Battle Creek.
After receiving a degree in library science from the University of Maryland, she worked as a librarian for Calverton School in Huntingtown and later at Lothian and Shadyside Elementary schools.
She is survived by her partner, Robert Lee Horsmon of Prince Frederick, Md., and Reedville; a close friend, Bonnie H. Miller, and her daughter, Emily, of Port Republic, Md.; two nieces, Stina Hans and Chita Edlund of California; a nephew, Chip deVillafranca of Massachusetts, and many other friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at Christ Church in Port Republic.
Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Leese to the Northumberland Public Library, Heathsville, 22473.

Hettie Estelle Abbott
WEEMS-Hettie Estelle Abbott, 95, of Weems died December 6, 2000.
Mrs. Abbott was the widow of Evans V. Abbott. She also was predeceased by a son, Eugene Abbott, and a daughter, Lavinia Lee.
She is survived by two daughters, Hettie A. Hughlett of Kilmarnock and Helen A. Trigor of Richmond; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock with interment in the Claybrook Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. John Carter and the Rev. Herbert Hall officiated. Pallbearers were Walter Baker, Shawn Trigor, Eddie Cockrell, Ron Herring, Gregory Herring and Keith George.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claybrook Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 15, Weems, 22576.

Thomas G. Walker
LANCASTER-Thomas G. Walker, 43, of Lancaster died December 10, 2000.
Mr. Walker was a retired service technician for Chesapeake Boat Basin.
He is survived by a sister, Jean M. Walker of Kilmarnock; two brothers, William Bradley Walker III of St. Petersburg, Fl. and John Gill Walker of Gunnison, Co.; his mother, Dorothy M. Mann of Kilmarnock, and his stepmother, Fern Walker of Kilmarnock.
Funeral services will be private.

Viola Carter Rice
HEATHSVILLE-Viola Carter Rice, 83, of Heathsville died Monday, December 11, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, E. C. "Joe" Rice.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane Rice Jones of Doswell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Edwin and Sylvia Rice of Manhattan, Ks., and Robert and Lynn Rice of Londonderry, N. H.; eight grandchildren, Robert "Eddie" and wife Emmalee Davenport, Denise and husband Jeff Spencer, Carla D. Proctor, Tim Rice, Lori Rice, Betsy R. and husband Tom Southward, Jennifer Rice, and David Rice; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jesse Proctor, Abigail Spencer and Kaitlyn Southward, and a brother, Daniel Brook Carter.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at Jones-Ash Funeral Home in Rainswood with Rev. Freddie Lee Marshall officiating. Interment will be in Smithland Baptist Church cemetery in Heathsville. Pallbearers will be Lewis R. Reynolds, Kenneth Kent, Raymond Sisson, Herbert Sisson, Mark Swann, William "Billy" Dawson and Danny Beatley.
Memorials may be made to Mid-County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, Heathsville, 22473.

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