|Published Thursday, February 06, 1997
Morton (Scootch) Adelanski, 84, lifetime resident of Richmond and long
time employee of Markow Florist. He is survived by four sisters, Hilda
Feldman, Anne Chernack, Jeanette Shore and Mary Ann Landin and brother-in-law,
Eugene Landin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services
will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Beth El Section of Forest Lawn. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to Beth Sholom Home of Richmond.
Jimmy Nathan Allen, age 59, died February 4, 1997. He is survived by
his wife, Ethel Mae Prince Allen of Emporia; two sons, Babe Allen and David
Allen, both of Wilson, N.C.; four sisters, Maude Braswell and Nellie Reekes,
both of Emporia, Earline Ussery of Ebony and Mable Poll of Bumpass, Va;
three brothers, Raymond Allen, Peter (James) Allen and Bubba (William)
Allen, all of Emporia; two grandchildren; Brian and Brett. Funeral services
will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the Echols Funeral Home Chapel, Emporia,
with interment in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Emporia. Family
will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Iner C. Anderson Jr., 78, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 4, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes E. Anderson; three sons, Iner C. Anderson
III, Bobby J. Anderson and Chris L. Anderson; two daugh ters, Marie Proffitt
and Inez Taylor; three brothers, Clarence, Laury and Franklin Anderson;
two sisters, Marie Patrick and Darling Yearly; nine grandchildren; and
three great- grandchildren. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's
Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m Thursday, and where funeral services will be
held at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Died February 4, 1997, Mrs. Katie B. Bailey of 1805 Hechler St. Notice
of funeral later. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount
Dorothy G. Baker of Louisa, VA., died February 5, 1997. She was born
March 14, 1900, daughter of the late Richard L. and Carrie Goodwin Baker.
She was a retired Teller and Assistant Manager of Jefferson Na tional Bank
in Mineral, VA. and a member of Gold Mine Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by five brothers, Ralph G., William T., W. Frank, Richard L. Jr.,
and J. Boxley Baker; four sisters, Carrie B. Estes, Ethel B. Goodwin, Marjorie
B. Vaughan, and Fannie B. Green. She is survived by a brother, A. Ellis
Baker and a sister, Elizabeth B. Burruss both of Louisa. Her survivors
also include 18 nieces and nephews, 35 great-nieces and nephews. Graveside
services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, at 2 p.m. Friday,
February 7. Family will kindly assemble at Woodward Funeral home at 1:30
p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Gold Mine Baptist Church, Gold Mine
Rd. Louisa, VA. 23093. Rev. Perry Clore will conduct funeral service.
Sanford H. Bradby Jr. (Big Boy) of Charles City, departed this life
February 5, 1997 at his residence in Hopewell. Surviving are his mother,
Lillian C. Bradby; three sisters, Joyce A. Bradby, Ella N. Bradby and Janet
Brown, all of Charles City; one brother-in-law, Claude P. Brown Sr.; six
uncles; two aunts; and other relatives. A funeral will be held Saturday,
1 p.m. February 8, 1997 at Gilfield Baptist Church, Charles City, Rev.
David Keaton officiating. Arrangements by Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell.
Departed this life, February 2, 1997, Mrs. Thelma B. Carrington, formerly
of "O" St. She is survived by four sisters, Mary B. Jones, Nancy B. Henry,
Edith B. Epps and Helen B. Gary; nieces, nephews, cousins; three sisters-in-law;
other relatives and friends. Reposing at the Scott- Lightfoot Funeral Home,
3021 N St., where funeral services will be held Friday 1 p.m. Dr. Stephen
Hewlett officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Walter O. "Buddy" Carsley, 73, of Chase City widower of Hester Carsley,
died Tuesday, February 4, 1997. He was a retired farmer and a member of
Salem Christian Church. He is survived by two sons, Bobby Carsley, Spotsylvania
and Kermit Thompson, Chase City and three grandchildren. Friends may call
at Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, 7 to 8:30 tonight. Graveside services
will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Christian Church Cemetery with
Rev. Doug Gard officiating.
Died February 5, 1997, Deaconess Audrey E. Chambers of 700 Freeman
Rd. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100
Catherine Twisdale Clinton of Richmond, widow of Harley J. Clinton,
died Tuesday, February 4, 1997. She is survived by three sisters, Virginia
T. Marcaurel of Norfolk, Marion T. Mount of Virginia Beach and Norma T.
Richardson of Richmond; one brother, Harvey E. Twisdale of Mt. Dora, Fla.;
two nieces, Jerry Richardson Halsey and Terry Richardson Wagoner; and one
nephew, John L. Twisdale all of Richmond. The fami ly will receive friends
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral
Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Friday,
February 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Va.
Departed this life Wednesday, February 5, 1997, Mrs. Minerva C. Cunningham,
1506 Decatur St. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts.
Funeral notice later.
Ms. Ruby Carol Epps of Richmond, died February 4, 1997. She is cherished
in memory by her son, Bernard W. Rucker; grandchildren, Bernard W. Jr.
and Shaun W. Rucker; mother, Martha E. Epps; sisters, Judith L. Browne
of N.Y. and June E. Tucker of Richmond; brothers; Matthew H. Epps Jr. of
Richmond and William T. Epps of Orlando, Fla.; brother-in-law, James E.
Tucker Jr.; several loving nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives
and friends; one special neighbor and friend, Mabel C. Ball. Her remains
rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home. After 10 a.m. Friday,
her remains will rest at Second Bap tist Church, Randolph and Idlewood
Ave., where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Dr. James H. Harris Sr.
officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.
Sam Fogel, 83, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 3, 1997. He is survived
by his daughter and son-in- law, Myrna Fogel Lynn and Irwin Lynn; son and
daughter-in-law, Isaac Fogel and Jo Benson Fogel, Potomac, MD; seven grandchildren,
Alan and Bruce Schonfeld both of California, Marci El-Baba, Northern, VA,
Adrian, Dana, Marc and Stacy Fogel, Potomac, MD; four great-grandchildren,
Courtney and Tori Schonfeld, Leyla and Camile El-Baba. Funeral services
will be held 3 p.m. Thursday (today), in Beth El Cemetery Chapel, Forest
Lawn. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Sholom Home.
Lillie C. Grady, 88, formerly of Wooster, died Tuesday, February 4,
1997 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton. Services will be Saturday 2
p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Burial will
be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Va. on Saturday. She was born October
3, 1908 in Jones County, N.C. to W.W. and Sophia (Jarman) Combs. She married
Jack C. Grady, June 18, 1929. He died in 1982. She moved to Richmond in
1946 where she worked for Liggett and Myers, Inc. for 25 years, retiring
in 1971. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. Surviving is a son, Jack
C. Grady Jr. of Navarre; two grandchildren, Steven Grady of Santa Cruz,
Calif. and Melinda Grady of Cincinnati; a sister, Blanch Hathaway of Pollocksville,
N.C.; brothers, Bradford Combs of Columbia, S.C. and Spencer Combs of Wilmington,
N.C.; a son, Cecil Grady and brothers, Woodrow, Thomas, Horace, Robert
and Dan Combs died previously.
Helen Webb Grigg of Richmond, widow of Austin E. Grigg, died Tuesday,
February 4, 1997. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth
C. and Virginia H. Grigg; two grandsons, Andrew S. Grigg and Matthew A.
Grigg; a sister, Bessie W. Bowman; nephew, Dr. Leslie S. Webb Jr. and family,
all of Richmond. Mrs. Grigg was a member of River Road Church, Baptist,
and the Tuckahoe Woman's Club. Remains rest at the West Chapel of Bennett
Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. Rd., where the family will receive friends
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday,
February 6, at River Road Church, Baptist. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn.
Mr. Myrtle "Myrt" James Harding, age 90 of Richmond, died Wednesday,
February 5, 1997. He is survived by two sons, William A. Harding and James
R. Harding of Tennessee; one brother, Raymond Harding; one sister, Gerline
Jenkins; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Harding was
retired from American Tobacco Co. His remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral
Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. where the family will receive friends 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and where funeral services will be held 1 p.m.
Friday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Richard S. Harris of Richmond died Wednesday, February 5, 1997. He
is survived by his brother Ernest A. Harris; his niece, Jean Kromm; and
his friend, Pat Carpenter. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's
Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road. Graveside services will be held
11 a.m. Friday at Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the American Heart Fund.
On February 2, 1997, James E. Head Sr. of Elkridge, Maryland. Beloved
husband of Iola C. Head (Nee Covington); devoted father of Esther V. Merson,
Patricia G. Williams of California; J. Edward Head Jr. and Jeffrey N. Head;
loving brother of Esther Westra of Michigan, Lucy Trimm of Virginia and
Marge Grahek of Illinois; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services in the Melville
Chapel United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 6, at 10 a.m. The
Reverend Dr. Neva Leatherwood officiating. Interment to follow in Meadowridge
Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations,
in Mr. Head's name be made to the Melville Chapel United Methodist Church
Memorial Fund, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Smith, 5806 Hunt Club Road, Elkridge, MD
21227. Arrangements by the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home of Elkridge, Inc.
Mary F. Horne, 85, of Richmond, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997. She
was a resident of Kensington Gardens. She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Susan R. and Rodney L. Propps; her son, Lymon L. Horne; four
grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Remains rest at the Nelsen
Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends
6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday
at Pioneer Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Israel Ipson of Richmond, born March 15, 1911, in Kaunas, Lithu- ania,
Holocaust survivor and philan- thropist, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Edna B. Ipson; his son, Jay M. Ipson; daughter-in-law,
Eleanor G. Ipson; 3 grandchildren, Edith, Ronny and Esther; 4 great-grandchildren,
all of Richmond. In lieu of flowers, it would have been his wish that contributions
be made to the Virginia Holocaust Museum, to which he was an advisor, 213
Roseneath Rd., Richmond, Va. 23221. Funeral services will be held Thursday
(today) at 12 noon in Temple Beth El, 3330 Grove Ave. Interment Beth El
Mrs. Ethel N. Jackson, widow of James E. "Buck" Jackson, departed this
life February 4, 1997. The staff of the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral
Home is serving her family.
Darryl Johnson deparated this life February 5, 1997 at Johnston-Willis
Hospital. Remains rest at the Crawley Funeral Home, 3810 Meadowbridge Rd.
Funeral notice later.
Edward Dale Johnson, age 59, of Mechanicsville, died February 4, 1997.
Survived by two sons, Andrew E. Johnson and Kevin D. Johnson. Mr. Johnson
was a member of the choir at Overbrook Presbyterian Church. Family will
receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Laburnum Chapel,
Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where services will be held
11 a.m. Friday. Interment Upper King and Queen Baptist Church Cemetery.
Patricia Ann Johnson of Richmond, departed this life February 4, 1997.
She is survived by two daughters, Chanel and Marchelle; devoted mother,
Gloria Johnson; sister, Stacey; brother, Ricky; five aunts, one devoted,
Anita Charity; one uncle; several nieces; nephews; cousins; one brother-in-law,
James Williams; a devoted friend, Leazer Seay; other relatives and friends.
Remains rest at J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home, Charles City, where service
will be held Friday 1 p.m. Rev. David Keaton officiating. Interment Gilfield
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bobby F. Langford, 34, of Richmond, died February 3, 1997. He is survived
by one son, Nicholas Stainback Langford; his parents, Clarence and Odell
Langford; two brothers, Thomas Langford of Richmond, Va. and Ed ward Langford
of Columbia, S.C.; his grandmother, Odell Wallen; six aunts, four uncles
and many nieces and nephews. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's
Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends
Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and where funeral services
will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. with interment at 3:30 p.m. in Bluestone
Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarksville, Va.
Mr. James Thomas Masterson of 106 Darcy Drive, Clarksville, died at
his residence Tuesday, February 4, 1997. He was born in New York City and
reared in White Plains, N.Y. He was the son of the late James Masterson
and Bridget Early Masterson. He received his Masters Degree in Psychology
from University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in Liberal Arts from Penn State.
He worked as a civil service employee functioning in Personnel. He served
as Chief Appeals Examiner for the U.S. Government and as assistant Postmaster
General for several years. He was head of the Physical Education Department
at the University of Notre Dame. He served in the Air Force during World
War II. He was a member of VFW Post 8163 and the American Legion Post 43.
He was a member of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will
be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Feb ruary 7 at Saint Catherine's Catholic
Church. The Celebrant will be Father James M. Fosnot. Interment services
will be 3 p.m. Saturday, February 8 in the Fairfax Memorial Gardens in
Fairfax, Va. Mr. Masterson is survived by his wife, Alice Wooters Masterson
of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Bridget M. Dusenbury of Arlington, Mrs.
Susan Masterson Corbacho of New York, N.Y., Mrs. Patricia M. Snyder of
Clifton and Ms. Elayne Masterson of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Mary
M. Dusenberry; a brother, Father Harold Masterson, both of Orange Park;three
grandchildren, Lauren, Cailyn and Ross Snyder. Family will receive friends
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson-Field Girls Home, Jarratt,
Marion L. Moore, age 86, of Quinton, Va., died February 5, 1997. He
is survived by two sons, Stuart L. and Herman W. Moore; four grandchildren,
Rhonda Rainey, Kathryn Coyan, Jeffrey and Russell Moore; four great-grandchildren,
Stuart and Wesley Rainey, Ryan Shobe and Seth Moore; one sister, Esther
Schwerdtfeger; stepmother, Hattie Moore. Remains rest at Nelsen Funeral
Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. where the family will receive friends, 2 to
4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, and where services will be held 11 a.m.
Friday. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
Departed this life, February 3, 1997. Miss Sheila Mae Morton of 6218
Shadowbrook Drive. She is survived by one son, Demond Morton; one daughter,
Shannon Morton; parents, Ernest and Juliette Morton; three brothers, Ernest
Jr., Larry Sr., and Winston Morton Sr.; one sister, Sandra Greene; several
nieces, two devoted, Chaneca Morton and Tonja Lewis; several nephews, one
devoted, Thomas Greene Jr.; several aunts and uncles, three sisters-in-law,
Alma Morton, Annie Morton, and Jeanette C. Morton; other relatives and
friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday 1 p.m. at St. Paul's
Baptist Church, 26th and E. Marshall Streets, Rev. Lance Watson officiating.
Lucy R. Mull, 95, of Chase City, widow of Robert Lee Mull, died Wednesday,
February 5, 1997. She was a member of First Baptist Church and is survived
by her son, Garland Mull; daughters, Annie Lee Sizemore, all of Chase City;
Marguerite Bowman, Clarksville; brothers, Clayton Mull, Chase City; Bruce
Mull, District Heights, Md.; sister, Lura Mull, Valdese, N.C., Ida Heath,
Washington, D.C.; Reba Gehrett, Deltona, Fla.; four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Wood Funeral Service, Chase City,
7 to 8:30 tonight. Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in
Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Dan R. Hutchins officiating.
Miss Ardjill (Puna) E. Murray of 1716 Rogers St. entered eternal rest
February 3, 1997. She is survived by one son, Antonio Murray; mother, Carolyn
V. Murray; father, Willie T. Studifin; one sister, Angela Murray; a host
of other relatives and friends. Her remains will lie in state Friday, 11
a.m. at Fountain of Deliverance Outreach Ministries, 9 E. Clay St., where
funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon. Bishop Lawrence Taylor,
pastor officiating. Professional services entrused to the A.D. Price Funeral
Establishment. Bland and Brunson Directors.
Darrell L. Owens, 41, of Quinton, died February 3, 1997. He is survived
by his beloved wife, Debbie Owens; four children, Christopher, Lauren,
Gregory and Michael; parents, William L. Owens of Sandston and Alice Owens
of Oakland, Calif; two brothers, George P. Beaulieu Jr. and Richard W.
Beaulieu. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. February
6, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where a memorial service
will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to
New Kent Youth Association or Providence United Methodist Church Building
Departed this life February 3, 1997, Matthew D. Roye of Richmond, formerly
of Ruther Glen, Va. He leaves to mourn his devoted parents, William Sr.
and Margaret Roye; two brothers, William Jr. and Broderick Roye; two sisters,
Adriane Oliver and Constance Roye; three nieces, Ashley Roye, Brittany
Oliver and Genette Jones; one nephew, William Roye III; one brother-in-law,
Earnest Oliver; one sister-in-law, Renae Roye; a host of beloved relatives
and friends. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, Washington
Highway (U.S.1N) Ashland, where family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m.
Friday. Funeral service Saturday, 12 Noon, St. Paul Baptist Church, 2600
E. Marshall St., Richmond. Rev. Lance Watson officiating. Interment Jericho
Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruther Glen. Family and friends assemble at the
church 11:45 p.m. Saturday. McCarthy Director.
Departed this life February 3, 1997, Mrs. Hattie T. Scott of 2017 Rosewood
Ave. She is survived by her husband, Jacob F. Scott Sr.; two daughters,
Patricia Scott Coward and Linda Scott Dillingham; two sons, Jacob F. Jr.
and Carl E. Scott Sr.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three
sisers, Cora Athey, Sallie T. Wells and Emma Jean T. Wells; two brothers,
Robert and Lewis Tinsley; host of nieces; nephews; and cousins, among them,
Lillian T. Drake; one daughter-in- law, Debra Scott; two sons-in-law, Vernon
E. Coward and Tony C. Dillingham; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law;
and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral
Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. Sixth Baptist Church, corner
of Addison & Idlewood Ave. where remains will lie in state one hour
prior to funeral time, Dr. E.L. Fleming (Pastor) officiating. Interment
Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Family, friends and organizations assemble
at the church 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Marion Hume Stone, 73 of 3048 Danieltown Rd., Dundas, Va., died February
4, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle French Stone; his son, Carl
Randall Stone of Williamsburg; two sisters, Barbara Mountjoy of Lawrenceville
and Mary Louise Andersn of Alberta. Funeral services will be conducted
2 p.m. Friday in the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, with burial in Crestview
Memorial Park, South Hill, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral
home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.
Departed this life February 3, 1997, Mrs. Helen R. Thompson, of 2314
Burton St. She is survived by several devoted nieces; Linda Thacker, Rosa
Holman, Glovina Aldridge and Louise George; several nephews; other relatives
and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th
St. Remains will lie in state Friday, 12 noon at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church,
where a funeral service will be held Friday, 1 p.m. Rev. David Frazier
officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery.
Carlene Duncan Vaughan, age 69 of Blackstone, died Tuesday, February
4, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Donald M. Vaughan; three sons,
David A. Vaughan of Arlington, Texas, Bruce M. Vaughan of Black stone and
Timothy D. Vaughan of Richmond; two grandchildren, Heather Marie Vaughan
and Jennifer Lynne Vaughan; and a sister, Ruth French of Beaumont, Texas.
Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Lakeview Ceme
tery. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hamner
-McMillian Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made to the Nottoway County Rescue Squad, Crenshaw U nited Methodist
Church, Gideon's Intl. PO Box 92, Blackstone, Va. 23824 or St. Johns Foundation,
c/o Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Mrs. Kathleen Fears Watts, 88, of Saxe, Va. died Tuesday, February
4, 1997. She was born in Halifax County, Va. April 20, 1908; a daughter
of the late Charles and Sally McKenny Fears. She was the widow of Lewis
Mitchell Watts. She is survived by one son, Harold Watts, Crewe; three
daughters, Mary Watson, Clover; Martha Toombs and Lucille Douglas, both
of Saxe; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a daughter, Margaret W. Blount and two sons, Carol Watts and
Charlie Howard Watts. Mrs. Watts was a member of Providence Presbyterian
Church, Nathalie, Va., where services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February
7, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Browning Funeral Home, Keysville.
Lena Sylvia Andrews Whittaker, 60, of Chesterfield, died February 3,
1997. She was the beloved mother of and is survived by her children, Nancy
Joy DeLoach of Chesterfield, Donna G. Canady of Meherrin, Vin cent Whittaker
of Amelia; also surviving are three sisters, Doris Dawson of Chesterfield,
Mary Andrews, and Ruth Rutherford; her brother, Leroy Andrews, all of Halifax
County; and two grandchildren, Desiree' and Danielle Canady of Meherrin.
Ms. Whittaker was retired from the Southland Corp. (7-11 at 360 and Courthouse
Rd.). Her remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900
Hull St. Rd., where ser- vices will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Interment 2:30
p.m. Friday, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Vernon Hill, Va. In lieu
of flowers contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Elinor Moore Yeatts, 76, of Richmond, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Archer L. Yeatts Jr.; her son,
Judge Archer L. Yates III; and her daughter, Kathryn (Kitty) Y. Davis,
both of Richmond; grandchildren, Carole Y. Tyler and Laura E. Yeatts, both
of Richmond and Philip S. Davis of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Emma
Bridges of Danville and Jessie Rada Easley of Chatham. Remains rest at
the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the
family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services
will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, February 7 at Grace Baptist Church, Dover
Rd. and Eton Place. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of Grace Baptist Church,
the Endowment Fund of the Masonic Home or the Scottish Rite Childhood Language
Gladys (Tafi) Yourtee died Tuesday, February 4, 1997 in Ashland. Friends
may call at the Street home, 316 S. James St. on Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Duncan Memorial U nited
Methodist Church. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Pearl Dorsey of Webster
Groves, MO; two brothers, Ted Yourtee of Maplewood, MO and Sam Yourtee
of Gladstone, MO; a niece, Pat Howard of Northville, MI; several other
nieces and nephews; a long time friend, Marion Herget of Ashland. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be sent to First Church of Christ, Scientist,
2201 Monument Avenue, Richmond, or The Hanover Humane Society, P.O. Box
1011, Ashland, VA 23005. Arrangements by Reid Funeral Home.
Charles Zoppa, 89, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 4, 1997 at The
Windsor. A Memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 6
at First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Zoppa was the former president of Charles
Zoppa Company, Inc. and Decorite, a manufacturer of textile products. He
was a former director, officer, treasurer and trustee of the Kiwanis Club
of Richmond, having been a member since 1936. He was awarded the George
Hixon Fellow Award from Kiwanis International. He also was a charter member
of the Sales and Marketing Executives of Richmond, Inc. Mr. Zoppa was a
former Chairman of the Board of Dea cons of the First Presbyterian Church
of Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Frances Powell Zoppa; two daughters,
Suzanne Zoppa Taylor of Wilmington, N.C. and Nancy Zoppa Parrish of Richmond;
six grandchildren; and four great-grand children. In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.