|Pamela Yevette Ball
WHITE STONE-Pamela Yevette Ball, 29, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in
Baltimore after a lengthy illness.
Ms. Ball was born December 12, 1971, to Esther L. Ball and Tolford
She graduated from Baltimore City School in Baltimore in 1991. She
then was an employee of the Bob Big Boy Restaurant until her health began
to fail. In October of 1997, she was baptized and joined Bible Way Baptist
Church in Baltimore.
She was predeceased by her father, Tolford O. Ball.
She is survived by her mother, Esther L. Ball; a sister, Marlo D. Ball;
a nephew, Markeese Ball; two nieces, Otelia and Janet Ball, and a stepmother,
Minnie Ball, all of Baltimore; nine aunts, Sophronia Harris of Richmond,
Darlene Williams of Fredericksburg, Wanda Smith of Baltimore, Phyllis Smith
of White Stone, Joyce Thomas of New York, Constance Veney of Newport News,
Constance Smith of Weems, Charlotte Ball of White Stone and Silvania Smith
of Kilmarnock; nine uncles, Luther Smith of Weems, Welby Smith III of Kilmarnock,
Louie Ball of White Stone, Otis Davis of New Jersey, John Smith of White
Stone, Steve Williams of Fredericksburg, George Harris of Richmond, Robert
Veney of Baltimore and Calvin Thomas of New York; Tyrone Nutt of Baltimore,
who was like a stepfather to her; four friends, Nikki Meadows, Cheryl Carter,
Adraine Nance and Tryrine Nutt, and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins,
other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Friday, April 6, at Mount Vernon Baptist
Church in White Stone with the Rev. Rodney Waller officiating. Interment
was in the church cemetery.
Andrew Glenn Buck
ARLINGTON, TX.-Andrew Glenn Buck, 39, of Arlington, Tx., died April
13, 2001, after a three-year battle with brain cancer.
Mr. Buck and his family had visited the Northern Neck and vicinity
many times and had a number of friends in the community.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue Buck; two daughters, Alexandra,
7, and Lauren, 4; his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. William Buck; two brothers,
Stephan and James Buck; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard D. Ranc of Kilmarnock, and uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Andrew G. Buck Memorial Fund, First United
Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St., Arlington, Tx., 76011.
Mildred Henderson Holmes
WEEMS-Mildred Henderson Holmes, 94, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at
Retreat Hospital in Richmond.
Mrs. Holmes was born January 31, 1907, to James Agunyon and Eva Waddy
Henderson in Weems. She attended Lancaster County public schools, joined
Sharon Baptist Church in Weems and was an active member of Union Hope Lodge.
She married Taylor Earl Holmes on July 2, 1932.
She opened her home to several children and treated them as if they
were her own, instilling in them a sense of purpose and pride in their
She was predeceased by her husband.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn D. Bigby of Richmond and
Rose Aytes-Jones of Columbia, Md.; four sisters, Etta Beale, Dorothy Ritichie
and Eva Jackson, all of Weems, and Elsie Dorsey of Silver Springs, Md.;
a brother, George Henderson of Bronx, N.Y.; two sons-in-law, Charles Bigby
and Henry Jones; three sisters-in-law, Frazier Henderson, Mary Henderson
and Evelyn Henderson; two brothers-in-law, William Dorsey and Lewis Jackson;
five grandchildren, James, Kristina, Matthew, Ashley and Kirstin, and many
other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 14, at Sharon Baptist Church
with the Rev. Rodney Waller officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
William Arthur "Puppy" Sutton
KILMARNOCK-William Arthur "Puppy" Sutton, 51, of Kilmarnock died Thursday,
April 12, 2001, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Cynethia and
Tyrone Davis, in Weems.
Mr. Sutton was born September 5, 1949, to Ora and Isabella Sutton in
Northumberland County. He was educated in Northumberland County public
He worked as a fisherman for many years and was employed by Omega Protein
until his health began to fail.
He married Sylvia Betts in 1968.
He was predeceased by a son, Christopher Sutton.
He is survived by a daughter, Cynethia Davis of Weems; two sons, Terrell
and Kendall Sutton of Weems; a son-in-law, Tyrone Davis of Weems; four
sisters, Lila Owens of Lancaster, Joyce Taylor of Kilmarnock, and Shirley
Davis and Jewel Blackwell of Richmond; two brothers, Roy Sutton of Mollusk
and Charles Sutton of Louisiana; a devoted friend, Sylvia Sutton; four
sisters-in-law, Patty Ann Sutton of Mollusk, Catherine Lopez of Fort Washington,
Md., and Constance Rice and Adell Mitchell of Kilmarnock; four brothers-in-law,
Gilbert Owens of Lancaster, Mervin Taylor of Kilmarnock, and Edward Blackwell
and Raymond Betts of Richmond; an aunt, Geneva Smith of Kilmarnock; an
uncle, Robert James Sutton of Baltimore; close cousins, James and Claudine
Smith and family, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 16, at Sharon Baptist Church
in Weems with the Rev. Rodney Waller officiating. An interment service
was held at Mount Olive Baptist Church cemetery in Wicomico Church. Pallbearers
were Carlton Davis, Gilbert Owens, Lee Mitchell, Van Morris, Clinton Mitchell
and James Smith.
Charles Henry "Mickey" Washington
REEDVILLE-Charles Henry "Mickey" Washington, 68, died Tuesday, April
10, 2001, at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock.
Mr. Washington was born December 9, 1932, in Eleven, Va., to Richard
and Queen Washington.
He attended public schools in Essex and Lancaster counties and joined
Mr. Vernon Baptist Church in White Stone. He later became a member of Shiloh
Baptist Church in Reedville.
He married Lillian Marie Keeve July 7, 1956.
He owned and drove a tractor trailer truck for 33 years until he became
disabled in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Gail W. Gordon
of Richmond and Kathy W. Staten of Alexandria; a son-in-law, Kenneth Gordon;
five grandchildren, William "Troy" Wilson Jr., Kendall Gordon, and Ryan,
Kyle and India Staten; a sister, Lou Ethel Hubbard of White Stone; three
brothers, George Washington of Kilmarnock, Richard T. Washington of Sacramento,
Ca., and Felix Washington of White Stone; four sisters-in-law, Teresa Washington
of Weems, Mildred Keeve of Washington, D.C., and Jean K. Ashton and Mildred
Keeve of Reedville; three brothers-in-law, Phillip Brown of District Heights,
Md., and Ellis and William Keeve of Reedville; an aunt, Ethel Wheeler of
Fredericksburg, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 14, at Shiloh Baptist Church
with the Rev. T. Wright Morris officiating. Interment was in the church
cemetery. Pallbearers were Edison A. Beane Sr., Earl Lee, Leroy Carter,
Robert Rich, William Keeve and Maurice Beane.
Catherine Freda Stewart Ashburn
WEEMS-Catherine Freda Stewart Ashburn, 69, of Weems, died Tuesday,
April 3, 2001, at Rappahannock General Hospital.
Mrs. Ashburn was born October 4, 1931, to Clyde and Anna D. Essig Stewart.
She was a member of Taylor's Creek Presbyterian Church where in earlier
years she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed crabbing
and being on the water.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Earl "Griffin" Ashburn; a
son, Dannie Mitchell Ashburn, and a brother, Robert Stewart.
She is survived by two sons, James William Ashburn of White Stone,
Wayne Allen Ashburn of Burgess; two daughters, Mary Ann Taylor of Sandston
and Catherine Janette Ashburn of Weems; 17 grandchildren, Scott Taylor
and Shae Taylor, both of Sandston, Donna A. Webb, Kim A. Bryant, Shannon
Ashburn and Jaimie Lynn Ashburn, all of White Stone, Cheryl B. Warren of
Onancock, Rhonda B. Self of White Stone, Craig Blake of Quinby, Melanie
B. Hathaway of Weems, Victor Ashburn of Theodore, Al., Michelle A. Webb
of White Stone, Alicia A. Friscina of Reedville, Josh Ashburn of Burgess;
three step grandchildren, Jennifer Lewis, Donna Thrift and Brian Thrift,
all of Burgess; 13 great-grandchildren, Megan Headley, James-Michael Bryant
and Taylor Webb, all of White Stone, Christopher Blake and Tyler Warren,
both of Onancock, Matthew Self and Brandon Self, both of White Stone, Zachary
Blake of Quinby, Bradley Hudson of Weems, Anthony "AJ" Friscina of Reedville,
Catherine Webb of White Stone, Chuckie and D. J. Webb; four sisters, Dorothy
Stewart Carr of Weems; Ellen Stewart Riggs of Glen Arm, Md., Gertrude Stewart
Nash of Montross, Carolyn Stewart DeBois of Gretna; three brothers, Clyde
Stewart, Benjamin Stewart and David Stewart, all of Weems, and a brother-in-law,
George Riley Ashburn of White Stone.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5, at Claybrook Baptist
Church in Weems with Pastor John Carter and Pastor John Klink officiating.
Pallbearers were members of the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department:
Ronnie Crockett, Randy Reeves, Leon Pruitt, Mike Ercelino, Tommy Evans
and Steve Buzzell.
IRVINGTON-Elaine Kyle, 67, of Irvington died Wednesday, April 11, 2001.
Mrs. Kyle is survived by four children, Dorothy Kyle Nahrebne of Washington,
N.J., Frederick R. Kyle Jr. of Colonia, N.J., Donald A. Kyle of Chicago,
Il., and Kathleen E. Kyle of Washington, N.J.; six grandchildren, Megan
M. Nahrebne, Sarah A. Nahrebne, Ashley D. Nahrebne, all of Washington,
N.J., Jessica A. Kyle, Allison L. Kyle and James J. Kyle, all of Colonia,
N.J., and a devoted friend, Kurt Schenk Jr. of Irvington.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 13, at the Currie Funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
or the American Lung Association.
Charles Edward Gallagher
WEEMS-Charles Edward Gallagher, 55, of Weems died Friday, April 13,
He is survived by his wife, Tina Gallagher; his mother, Elizabeth H.
Gallagher of Florida; two brothers, Donald and John Gallagher, both of
White Stone, and a sister, Susan Orndorff of Hanover, N.H.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 18, at Currie Funeral
Home in Kilmarnock. Monsignor James Joy officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Support Services of the
Northern Neck, P.O. Box 262, Warsaw, 22572.
Thomas Hines Elkins Jr.
CALLAO-Thomas Hines Elkins Jr., 43, of Callao died Saturday, April
Mr. Elkins was a supervisor for Potomac Supply Corporation.
He was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Lori S. Elkins of Callao; a son, Thomas
Clinton Elkins; a daughter, Sarah Michelle Elkins; a former wife, Cynthia
Elkins, all of Henderson, N.C.; his mother, Iver Merle Elkins of Marianna,
Fl., and nine brothers and sisters, James Brackens, John Whitehead, Billy
Dean, Roy Elkins, Barbara Johnson, Beth Jones, Carolyn Lowrey, Janet Elkins
and Cheryl Elkins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 17, at Jones-Ash Funeral
Home in Rainswood. Interment was in Havana, Fl.
Grace McPherson Wells
LANCASTER-Grace Patricia Foright McPherson Wells, 69, died Friday,
April 13, 2001, at her home in Lancaster.
Born June 9, 1931, in Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late
Arthur M. "John" Foright and Beulah Virginia Conard Foright Orfe, of ancestry
to the American frontiersman, Daniel Boon.
She was married to and predeceased by Walter G. McPherson.
She is survived by their daughter and grandson, Angella McPherson Christian
and Lars S. Christian-Knott; two sisters and their families, Mickey and
John Rowland of Virginia and Gloria and Michael Dean of Virginia and Maryland;
a special friend, Richard L. Phelps Sr. of Virginia, and friends Bruce
W. Williams, Kathleen A. Christine and C. L. Knott Jr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the J. T. Moriss and Son Funeral
Home Chapel in Chester. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester.
Luther Pasquith Toleman
WHITE STONE-Luther Pasquith Toleman, 79, died Sunday, April 15, 2001,
at his home in Ocran, where he was born and lived throughout his life.
A White Stone High School graduate, Mr. Toleman completed machinist
school at the Washington Naval Gun Factory. He was a World War II Naval
Veteran and co-owner of Waverly Boat Yard in Kilmarnock until he retired.
He was an active member of the Animal Welfare League and a lifelong
member of White Stone Baptist Church.
He was predeceased by his mother, Dora Pasquith Toleman.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Burghard Toleman; three children;
four grandchildren; a sister, Ellen Earl Toleman Rowe, and her two children
and four grandchildren.
As requested by the deceased, there will be no memorial services.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal
Welfare League, P.O. Box 975, White Stone, 22578, and the Walter Reed Riverside
Vunard Lloyd Davis
HAYNESVILLE-Vunard Lloyd Davis, 78, of Haynesville died Monday, April
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Louise Sebra Davis; a daughter
and son-in-law, Nancy D. and Bill Chatham, and a granddaughter, Jamie Lynn
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 18, at Jones-Ash Funeral
Home in Rainswood with Elder Ed Brown Jr. officiating. Interment was in
Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Pallbearers were Sherwood Donovan Sr.,
Donnie Clark, Ray Donovan, Harry Lee Donovan, Harold Donovan, Keith Franklin
and Dandridge Sydnor.
REEDVILLE-Lucille Robertson, 69, of Reedville died Thursday, April
She is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Robertson; two daughters,
Robin Robertson and Wendy Jones; two grandsons, Damon Northern and Joseph
Jones, all of Reedville; two sisters, Violet Whay of Weems and Sharon Jett
of Mechanicsville; a brother, Franklin Saunders of Maryland, and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, at Jones-Ash Funeral
Home in Rainswood with Rev. Peter Theodore and Rev. Jerry Spurrell officiating.
Interment was in Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Pallbearers were Snookie
Robertson, Sonny Whay, Tyree Newsome, Dennis Newsome, Ray Newsome and Scotty
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Northumberland Chapter,
P.O. Box 200, Reedville, 22539, or the Hospice group of one's choice.
Pearl D. Robinson
Pearl D. Robinson, 87, of Reedville died Wednesday, April 11, 2001.
Mrs. Robinson was the widow of Charles Maston Robinson Sr. and a member
of Tibitha Church of God in Reedville.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura R. Swift and Margaret R. Swann,
both of Reedville; two sons, Charles Maston Robinson Jr. and R. Eugene
Robinson, both of Lake Charles, La.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Kammer and Beatrice
Knoll, both of Glen Burnie, Md., Louise Jordon and Dolly Snyder, both of
Baltimore, Md., and two brothers, James Delano of Panama City, Fl., and
George Delano of Baltimore.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, at the Tibitha Church
of God in Reedville with Rev. Larry Murphy and Rev. Vernon M. Allison Jr.
officiating. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery in Reedville. Pallbearers
were Bruce Robinson, Danny Robinson, Wayne Swann, Chuck Robinson, Ed Joyner,
Tim Wilmouth and Robie Oder. Honoraries were Vernon M. Alison Jr. and Wallace
Dona Jean Rula
MORATTICO-Dona Jean Rula, 71, of Morattico and the Lancashire Convalescent
and Rehabilitation Center in Kilmarnock, died October 9, 2001.
Mrs. Rula was born March 9, 1930, in Stirrat, W.V. She graduated from
Mann High School and received a B.S. degree from Marshall University in
Moving to Richmond in 1962 with her family, she entered the Richmond
public schools as a teacher at Binford. She eventually became a guidance
counselor at Binford and then the first director of vocational rehabilitation
for Richmond public schools, where she oversaw the development of the Richmond
Technical Center and the Richmond Trades Training Center. She obtained
a Master's degree from VCU prior to retiring from the school system.
She began a second career as a realtor-associate and became a real
estate broker for her own firm, Rula and Associates. She retired with her
husband to the Northern Neck in January 1986.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; four children, Charles, Barbara,
Nancy and Steve Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy, a son-in-law, Carl, and
two grandchildren, John Steven and Andrew Winston.
Funeral services were held at the Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock
on Friday, October 12. Interment was at the Bethel United Methodist Church
in Lively. The Rev. Brian McClain officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Hecht,
Weston Conley Jr., Frank Haywood, Sonny Naumann, John Nelson and George
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kilmarnock Volunteer Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 333, Kilmarnock, 22482.
Elizabeth Johnson Bullock
CALLAO-Elizabeth Johnson Bullock died Thursday, October 11, 2001.
Mrs. Bullock grew up on a farm in Crewe and graduated from Longwood
College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia. With degrees
in speech pathology and audiology, she began a teaching career at Old Dominion
University and the University of Virginia.
About 35 years ago she and her husband entered the business world and
built a successful assisted living business with facilities around the
Commonwealth. Four years ago, the couple retired to their home in Callao
where she enjoyed her family and friends and creating and cultivating her
She is survived by her husband, James L. Bullock; two children, J.
Michael and Catherine Wade; a son-in-law, Dan Birley; two brothers, Charles
Johnson and John E. Johnson and their wives and children; a sister, Vicky
Hoffius and husband; sisters-in-law, Mollie Lovejoy and Bertie Holleman;
a best friend, Brenda Simms, and many other friends.
A celebration of her life was held at Cedar Point, her home near Callao,
on Sunday, October 14, where she was buried. The Rev. William Martin conducted
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
c/o Mrs. Hilda Bronner, P.O. Box 65, Haynesville, 22472.
Elizabeth Taylor "Betty" Odom
IRVINGTON-Elizabeth Taylor "Betty" Odom, 80, of Irvington died Tuesday,
October 9, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Odom was a resident of Sandston for 46 years and an active member
of Sandston Presbyterian Church. She worked for McGuire Woods and Battle
for over 15 years and was a U.S. Coast Guard SPAR Officer during World
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John Robert Odom Jr.,
and a granddaughter, Meredith Carol Loughran, U.S. Navy.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, retired U.S. Coast Guard
Capt. John R. Odom III and Natalie Gregory Odom; a daughter and son-in-law,
Kern Odom Loughran and John P. Loughran; three granddaughters, Elizabeth
B. Pietras, Chandler O. Lanman and Katherine L. Clagett; a great-grandson,
Robert Yates Clagett III, and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Somerset Pietras.
A memorial service was held Friday, October 12, at Sandston Presbyterian
Church. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meredith Carol Loughran '94
Scholarship Fund at Mary Washington College, P.O. Box 1908, Fredericksburg,
Elsie M. Young
Elsie M. Young, 75, a retired Woolworth's employee, died Sunday, September
30, 2001, at her Baltimore County home.
Until Mrs. Young retired a decade ago, she had been a sales and customer
service representative at the F. W. Woolworth store in Reisterstown Road
Plaza in Baltimore where she had worked since 1971.
Born in Weems as Elsie Sanders, she graduated from A. T. Wright High
School in White Stone. She attended Baltimore City Community College, where
she studied business administration.
Her husband of more than 50 years, John Young Sr., died in 1990.
She was a volunteer with the Old Baltimore City Life Museums and a
vice president of the board of Abundant Life Towers II, a senior citizens
residence on Baltimore National Pike where she resided.
She was a member of the Lamb of Life Baptist Church, a deacon, and
president of the Flower Circle Ministry. Her son, Rev. Michael Hopkins,
is the pastor.
She is also survived by another son, Thomas Young; five daughters,
Carolyn Laster, Ellen Samuel, Sharon Young, Alisa Young and Theresa Boyd,
all of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Sanders, and a sister, Hazel Hodge,
both of Weems; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many in-laws,
nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral services were held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Thursday,
John Edward Lackert Jr.
HEATHSVILLE-John Edward Lackert Jr., 19, of Heathsville died Thursday,
October 11, 2001.
Mr. Lackert was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Viola M. Lackert.
He is survived by his father, John E. Lackert Sr. of Heathsville, and
his mother, Geraldine B. Robichaux of Louisiana; a brother, Cory James
Lackert of Heathsville; his paternal grandparents, William G. and Hazel
Lackert of Burgess; his paternal great-grandmother, Odell Pittman of Regina,
and his maternal grandparents, Gerald and Fran Bourgeois of Louisiana.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, in Wesley Presbyterian
Church in Weems, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jim Snoke
officiated. Pallbearers were Teddy Stokes, Allen Hall, Mike Thrift, Richard
Dull, Jeffrey Hall and Allen Stevens.
Joyce Williams Wheeler
WARSAW-Joyce Williams Wheeler, 65, of Warsaw died Tuesday, October
Mrs. Wheeler was the widow of Charles Carlyle Wheeler and a member
of Warsaw United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Corrina W. and Toby Waters
of Tappahannock; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Tina Wheeler of Mechanicsville;
two granddaughters, Ashley and Lauren Waters; a sister, Zelda W. Newsome
of Warsaw, and three brothers, Reynolds C. Williams Jr. of Richmond, Wayne
Williams of Warsaw and Lannie Williams of Farnham.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 12, at Warsaw United Methodist
Church in Warsaw with Rev. Janine Howard and Dr. Randy Newsome officiating.
Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Pruitt, Steve
Pruitt, Dougie Bryant, David Ross, Ronnie Belfield, Harold Conley and Paul
Memorial contributions may be made to Richmond County Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 55, Warsaw.
Laverne Addie Crockett
LOTTSBURG-Laverne Addie Crockett, 85, of Lottsburg died Sunday, October
Mrs. Crockett was the daughter of the late Addison Slater Headley and
Myrtle Jones Headley and was a member of Coan Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Crockett; two sisters, Ethel
H. Creecy of Lottsburg and Doris H. Clarke of Heathsville, and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, at Jones-Ash Funeral
Home in Rainswood with Rev. R. Lee Farmer officiating. Interment followed
in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Callao.
Memorial contributions may be made to Callao Rescue Squad, P.O. Box
82, Callao, 22435.
Pearl Louise Major Walker
TOPPING-Pearl Louise Major Walker, 65, of Topping died Monday, October
Mrs. Walker is survived by her husband, Kendrick O. Walker; two sons
and daughters-in-law, Walter M. Major Jr. and Janice Major of Poquoson
and Christopher Lee Major and Shelia Major; four grandchildren and two
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 17, at Currie Funeral
Home in Kilmarnock with interment in Lower United Methodist Church Cemetery
in Hartfield. The Rev. Les Trail officiated.
Ruth France Mothershead
MONTROSS-Ruth France Mothershead, 87, of Montross, widow of Ira Stuart
Mothershead, died on October 11, 2001.
Mrs. Mothershead was a homemaker and a member of Ephesus Christian
She is survived by a son, Robert F. Mothershead of Montross; two daughters,
Bonnie M. Schwarting of Albuquerque, N.M., and Paige M. Baker of Colonial
Beach; three grandchildren, Robert F. Mothershead II, Joan M. Nicholas
and Michael E. Schwarting; three great-grandchildren, Trent Nicholas, Derek
Nicholas and Colin Schwarting.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 13, at Ephesus Christian
Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ephesus Christian Church Memorial
Trust Fund, P.O. Box 1027, Montross, 22520, or a charity of one's choice.
Verna Smith Harcum
LANCASTER-Verna Smith Harcum, 95, of Lancaster, widow of Hubbard S.
Harcum, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001.
Mrs. Harcum is survived by five children, Marbary Harcum, Patsy Bryan
and Verna Ann Saunders, all of Lancaster, Jackie Harcum of Hampton and
Judy Whatley of Whidbey Island, Wa.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 13, at Corrottoman Baptist
Church with interment in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Frank Schwall officiated. Pallbearers were Stan Saunders,
Purnell Saunders, Burton Saunders, Billy McCarty, Frank McCarty and Joseph
Hazard. Honorary pallbearers were Garnette Smith, Dukie Smith, N. R. Tingle
Sr., N. R. Tingle Jr., Betty Parks, Lee Jenkins, Alvin Whatley, Cookie
Mills, Gloria Ebbons and Bobby McCarty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upper
Lancaster Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 176, Lively, 22507, or to Corrottoman
Baptist Church, 48 Ottoman Ferry Road, Lancaster, 22503.