Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published September 27, 1999

ALLEN
Mrs. Susan Cotman Allen of Charles City departed this life September 26, 1999. Remains rest at J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home. Funeral notice later. 

BRADSHAW
Llewellyn Haynic Bradshaw, 76, of Burgess died September 25, 1999. He was a member of Fairfields Baptist Church, Reedville Lodge #321 AF & AM, ACCA Temple Scottish Rites, Rappatomac Shrine Club, Gr and Lodge of Royal Arch Westmoreland #41. Surviving are his wife, Betty H. Bradshaw. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood. Interment will be Fairfields Baptist Church Cemetery, Burgess. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Northumberland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, Va. 

BURROWS
Mrs. Zelma Trottie Burrows, age 90, widow of Claude H. Burrows, died September 25, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Phillip G. Burrows of Raleigh, N.C., and LeRoy T. Burrows of Williamsburg, Va.; one brother, Amos Trottie of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Frances Stannard of Chicago, Ill., and Laura Ullrich of San Antonio, Texas; six granchildren; two great-grandchildren. Remains rest at the Central Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where family will receive friends Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Wednesday at 1 p.m. 

COX
Jackie William Cox, age 63, of Midlothian, died September 24, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Beverley Hutchison Cox; his son, William Troy Cox of Richmond; his daughters, Tracy Cox German and her hu sband, Jeffrey Andrew German of Ellicott City, Md., and Trisha Jacqulyn Cox Hurlock and her husband, John Joseph Hurlock of Goochland, Va.; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Andrew and Alexander German, and Madison and Kimberly Cox; his brother, Kenneth Monroe Cox and his wife, Martha H. Cox of Richmond; his nephew, James Lynn Hampton and wife, Sandra Hampton of Richmond. Mr. Cox served with the Seabees, United States Navy during the Korean War, and was a retired draftsman with Ruffin & Payne. Remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newberry St., Suite 201, Danbers, Mass. 01923. 

DAVIS
Elgie Ronald Davis, 61, of Colonial Heights, died on Sunday, September 26, 1999 in John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell. A native of Chesterfield, S.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Teal and Rut h Burr Davis, and was preceded in death by a stepfather, Spencer W. Drye. Mr. Davis was a U.S. Army veteran, and a retired pipe fitter at Allied Chemical. He is survived by a son, Ronald A. Davis of Chester; two daughters, Annette D. Britt of Enon, and Sherri Wilkinson of Matoaca; four grandchildren; a half sister, Linda Efird of China Grove, S.C.; and half brother, Scott Davis of Kannapolis, S.C. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 1999 in Bermuda Memorial Park, Chester. The Rev. Julian Yuille will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights. Flowers are welcome, or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058. 

DAVIS
Ethel Belle Davis of 6609 Timberland Drive entered eternal rest September 23, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phenel Davis and son, Leslie Davis. Cherishing her memories are two daughte rs, Florence James and Sandra Davis; three sons, George, Ernest and John Davis; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Delores and one devoted, Renea Davis; two brother-in-law; five sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, 6 to 7 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel of the A.D. Price Funeral Establishment, 212 E. Leigh St., and where a Eulogistic Service will be conducted Tuesday, 12 Noon. Pastor Brenda Scruggs officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Bland and Brunson, Directors. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

DONAGHY
Joyce K. Donaghy of Richmond died Saturday, September 25, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Paul A. Donaghy Jr.; three sons, Frederick A. Donaghy, James M. Donaghy and Paul A. Donaghy III; two d aughters, Deborah A. Clary and Susan K. Haykin; three grandsons, Brian Andrew Clary, Kyle William Donaghy and Collin O’Neil Donaghy. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the West Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street Road. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Johnson Elementary School, c/o The Library Fund, 5600 Bethlehem Road, Richmond, Va. 23228. 

DOYLE
Carolyn Hill Doyle, 89, of Midlothian died Friday, September 24, 1999. She is survived by her son, Marvin T. Doyle and his wife, Judy Crane Doyle; two daughters, Carolyn Anne Doyle Loftis and Mary Pat ricia Doyle Shiflett and her husband, Harry E. Shiflett Jr.; her grandchildren, Beverley Doyle Venuti and her husband, Joseph A. Venuti III, Jeffrey T. Doyle and his wife, Erinn Gates Doyle, Michael D. Loftis and his wife, Margaret Akridge Loftis, Cynthia Loftis Daigle and her husband, John A. Daigle, Patrick D. Shiflett, Mark E. Shiflett and Michelle Shiflett Landrum and her husband, Corey L. Landrum; and her great-grandchild, Stone Lyttleton Landrum; and her sister, Mrs. Eloise H. Powell of Boykins, Va. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rawlings, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church. 

EDWARDS
Jane Pickels Edwards of Richmond, the widow of Robert L. Edwards, passed away Friday, September 24, 1999. She is survived by three children, Shana Hall, Chesterfield, Helen Branzelle, and Michael S. McBride, both of Richmond; three brothers, Wm. (Bill) Pickels, Mechanicsville, Charles (Buck) Pickels, Richmond and Herbert Pickels, Goochland; a sister, Esther P. Fowler, Richmond; also nine granchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Edwards was retired from the Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., and where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday with burial in Westhampton Memorial Park. 

FLIPPEN
Luther Daniel Flippen, 69, of Richmond, died September 25, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Jean S. Flippen; a son, Luther D. Flippen Jr.; a daughter, Janet F. Kemp; five brothers, John, William, M arshal, Donald and Robert Flippen; six sisters, Margie Franklin, Dannie Frederickson, Cernata Cobbs, Lucy Baber, Edith Phipps and Mary Elizabeth Dickerson; five grandchildren, Samuel Kemp, Melissa, Cammie, Melanie and Shelby Flippen. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. 

GREGORY
Mrs. Louise Gillispie Gregory, 89, widow of the Carl Thomasson Gregory, died Saturday, September 25, 1999 at the Berry Hill Nursing Home in South Boston. Louise was born on October 7, 1909 as the el dest daughter to the late Owen and Mattie Wooton Gillispie. She was a 1929 Clarksville High School graduate and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Anyone who had ever visited Louise could see her love for gardening and flowers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Roger Wilcher and Mr. Glenwood Gillispie. Surviving are daughters, Helen G. Gooch of Norfolk and Dorothy G. Morrison of Richmond; a son, Carl Owen "Sonny" Gregory and his wife, Jean of Norfolk; six granddaughters; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and seven great-grandsons. She was predeceased by sisters, Pauline Bailey, Nellie Newton, Arlene Wachter and Lucy Wells. Friends may visit at the residence anytime or at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers are acceptable or contributions to New Hope Baptist Church, Chase City Rescue Squad or to the charity of your choice. 

HENDERSON
Mrs. Bessie Henderson of 2114 Rose Ave., died September 26, 1999. The staff of the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home is serving her family. 

HILL
Stanley Hill of Washington, D.C., formerly of Richmond, Va., departed this life September 23, 1999. He is survived by his sisters, Sharon Hughes and Charmaine Richardson; niece, Brandy Hughes; nephews, Charles Hughes, Matthew Taylor and Kendrick Richardson; cousins, among them, Cynthia Warren; loyal friends, David Opot and Vernon Thomas. Graveside rites private. 

HOLMES
Departed this life September 25, 1999, Mr. Adolphus M. Holmes of 7766 Doran Rd. (Varina District). Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

KELLY
Mary Jones Kelly, 61, of Prince George died Saturday, September 25, 1999 in Southside Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, James L. Kelly Jr.; three daughters, Lynn K. Shearin and husband, Robin of Sandston, Judy K. Hoyle and husband, Robert of Dinwiddie and Linda M. Kelly of Richmond; two grandchildren, R.J. and Tommy Hoyle of Dinwiddie; brother, John S. Jones and wife, Helen of Lawton, Okla.; and two sisters-in-law, Ann K. Davis and Betty G. Edwards, both of Franklin, Va. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Bailey Jones, Pastor of Smith Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Prince George Emergency Crew. 

KIERSON
Bruce A. Kierson, 44, of Richmond, died Friday, September 24, 1999. He is survived by his sister, Linda Holt; three brothers, Don, Kevin and Keith Kierson; four nieces, Susie Miller, Heather Meyerho effer, Jessica and Shawna Kierson; one nephew, Joey Kierson. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

LOBA
Raymond F. Loba, a lifelong businessman, died Saturday, September 25, 1999 after a short illness. The Detroit native grew up on a farm in nearby St. Clair County, and went into the tire business in 195 5 in Pontiac, Mich. He semi-retired and moved his family to Crozet in 1976. He later relocated to the Richmond area operating James River Tire for several years. Mr. Loba was a decorated Naval veteran, who served aboard the Battleship Washington in the Pacific during WW II and also saw action in Korea, landing United Nations troops at Inchon. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Oke Loba of Richmond; daughter, Susan Loba Dorn and husband, Terrell of Midlothian; two sons, James Raymond Loba of Richmond, and Dennis Raymond Loba and wife, Donna of Orlean, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Elizabeth Dorn, Melanie and Grace Loba. A memorial service will be held at the West End Assembly of God, Parham Rd., Richmond, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28th. 

MONCURE
Miss Scott Moncure, 63, of Stafford, Va., died Sunday, September 26, 1999 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. A retired librarian from both Prince William County and Stafford County Sch ool Systems, and life member of Aquia Episcopal Church. She was known statewide as an avid horsewoman and trainer. Survived by her brother and sister-in-law, George V. Moncure IV and Mary Catherine Moncure of Stafford, Va.; three nephews, George V. Moncure V of Reston, Va., John Eric Moncure of San Francisco, Calif., and James Ashby Moncure of Stafford, Va. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 29, 1999, 11 a.m. at the Aquia Episcopal Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence on Tuesday, September 28, 1999, from 6 until 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford, Va., are handling the arrangements. 

MOORE
Elsie White Moore, age 81, of Hartfield died Sunday, September 26, 1999. She was a native of Hampton where she was a former member of Hampton Christian Church and Hampton Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Middlesex County for more than 30 years and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She graduated from Hampton High School, attended Mary Washington College and was a member of the Hampton Women’s Club. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jefferson Moore; and her parents, Nannie and Thomas White; and is survived by her husband, Fitzhugh C. Moore; her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly M. and James M. Barnhardt of Mathews; and her three grandchildren, Christopher, Nancy and Jacqueline Barnhardt. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 28 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, Virginia, at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda, Virginia, on Monday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, Va. 23043 or Harmony Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 138, Topping, Va. 23169. 

MORTON
Departed this life, September 25, 1999, Annie L. Morton of Ashland. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. McCarthy, Director. 

NOSKER
Elizabeth Gooldin Nosker was born April 18, 1914 in Galia County, Ohio. She passed away September 24, 1999 at her residence, 12401 Gayton Road, Richmond, Va. Removed to McMechen, W.Va., as a child, s he attended the public schools there, graduating from Union High School. Upon graduation she was employed by Manufacturers Light and Heat Co., Bellaire, Ohio. She was united in marriage with John L. Nosker on June 30, 1946. To this union one daughter was born, Holly N. Henley, Tempe, Ariz., who survives, along with her husband, William L. Henley; and grandsons, John Justin Henley and Brandon David Henley, all of Tempe, Ariz. The deceased became a member of the Church of Christ in her youth. At the time of her passing she was a member of the West End Church of Christ, Richmond. From an early age she was a teacher of children’s Bible classes and later also taught ladies’ Bible classes. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4:30 p.m., and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 27, 1999. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. 

PERSON
Mrs. Christine Person of 601 E. Brookland Park Blvd. departed this life Sunday, September 26, 1999. Professional services provided by Crawley Funeral Home, 3810 Meadowbridge Rd. Funeral notice later . 

PURSER
John Boone Purser, 44 years old, passed away Saturday evening, September 25, 1999. He was the son of the late Lat and Ruth Purser of Charlotte, N.C. He is survived by his daughter, Claren Taylor Purse r; his once wife and forever friend, Anne Coleman Purser; his brother and sister-in-law, Lat and Kathy Purser; two nephews, Lat and Adam Purser of Charlotte, N.C.; and many friends. The family will receive friends at the Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., Tuesday evening, September 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd. on Wednesday, September 29 at 2 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Dale Memorial Park. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of John to their favorite charity. 

RASNIC
James (Jim) S. Rasnic, 59, of Richmond, passed away Friday, September 24, 1999. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy M. Rasnic; and a granddaughter, Erica Burch. He is survived by his wife, Sh elvia J. Rasnic; three daughters, Judy Morris and husband, David Morris of Sandston, Janet Johnston and husband, Jayme Johnston of Lynchburg, and Tracey Hill and husband, David Hill of Mechanicsville; his mother, Margaret Brooks Rasnic; one sister, Bettie Huddleston; one brother, John Rasnic; six grandchildren. Mr. Rasnic was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge #36, AF&AM, and a member of the Shriner’s. He was an independent agent with AFLAC of Columbus, Ga., since 1976. He was affiliated with the East End Assembly of God Church. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where services will be held 2 p.m. Monday (today). Interment Washington Memorial Park. 

ROBINSON
Mrs. Hazel Adkins Robinson of 3304 Garland Ave., formerly of Charles City, Va., died September 26, 1999. Remains rest at Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later. 

RUBINACCI
Mr. Albert Edward Rubinacci, 79, widower of Nancy Minasi, died Saturday, September 25, 1999 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Virginia in Clarksville. 

SKIPPER
Mrs. Rebecca L. Skipper of Richmond, departed this life September 23, 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Marion Jackson and Marie Hill (Claude); one stepdaughter, Bessie Phillips (Herman); 16 g randchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Juanita Venable; three brothers-in-law, William Skipper, John Skipper and William Mason; a devoted caretaker, Willie Mae Huggins; a host of cousins; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 28, 1 p.m. from Swansboro Baptist Church, Roanoke and Midlothian Pike, Rev. H.R. Plummer, Pastor officiating. Interment Maury Cemetery. Remains will rest in church one hour prior to service. Relatives and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the church 12:30 p.m.

VINCENT
Frank L. Vincent of 5723 Crenshaw Rd. Apt. B died September 26, 1999. Remains rest at Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later. 

WESTMORELAND
Verna Woody Westmoreland, 82, of Warsaw died on Thursday, September 23, 1999. Mrs. Westmoreland was the widow of L. E. Westmoreland, retired from the Credit Bureau of Warsaw, and a member of Wa rsaw United Methodist Church. Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Bradley Leddy of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; two grandchildren, Sandra Jordan and Patrick Leddy; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 28 at Welch-Marks Funeral Home, Warsaw, with interment in the Northern Neck Memorial Gardens, Callao. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55, Warsaw, Va. 22572. 

WILKERSON
Departed this life September 22, 1999, Mrs. Florine E. Wilkerson of 309 S. Randolph St. She was preceded in death by her husband, John (Billy) Wilkerson Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories, tw o children, Johnetta M. and John (Wink) Wilkerson Jr.; two grandchildren, Shartek M. and Jaivyn J. Wilkerson; six sisters, Doris Gaines, Geraldine Hicks, Alice Carter, Flora Rainey, Juanita Hines and Evelyn Cosby; two brothers, Warren Cosby and Bilal Muhammed; a host of nieces and nephews; her soulmate, Harvey Watson; five sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; other relatives and devoted friends, among them, the Antwanette Social Club. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Remains will lie in state Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2420 Venable St., where funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Bayard S. Taylor Jr. officiating. Burial Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family repass will be held at the Masonic Lodge Bldg., 520 N. 25th St., following the interment. 

WILLIAMSON
Inez McGhee Williamson, 87, of Richmond went to her eternal home Saturday, September 25, 1999 at Retreat Hospital. She is survived by her brother, Linwood W. McGhee of Mechanicsville. Mrs Willia mson was a lifetime member of Oak Hall Baptist Church which was co-founded by her parents, the late Archer and Sarah McGhee. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, and where services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Save Our Shelter, 2933 W. Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23221. 

WINGFIELD
Nora Wingfield, age 87, of Ashland, died September 25, 1999. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Geneva Mills. She is survived by her son-in-law, Bobby Mills; her grandchildren, Vanessa an d David Wagner, Roland and Rhonda Mills, Rodney and Mandy Mills, Amy Mills and Julie Mills; five great-grandchildren; and her lifelong friend, Marie Mills. She was a dedicated member of Gwathmey Baptist Church. Friends may call at Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gwathmey Baptist Church. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gwathmey Baptist Church, Van Fund, P.O. Box 1478, Ashland, Va. 23005. 

WOODSON
Benjamin Franklin Woodson Jr., 73, of Glen Allen, Va., died Saturday, September 25, 1999. He is survived by three sons, William F., Carroll L. and David W. Woodson; one daughter, Lisa A. Woodson; on e brother, John C. Woodson; one sister, Sue Hammond; and four grandchildren. Remains rest at the West Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street Road, where the family will receive friends Monday, September 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., also where a funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. 


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