Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published October 4, 1999

BARNUM
Helen Talley Barnum, age 87, departed this life October 3, 1999. She was the wife of the late A. Graydon Barnum. Surviving is a son, G. Montague Barnum of Chester, Va.; a daughter, Lynda B. Snyder o f Roanoke, Va.; four grandsons, Thad L. Snyder, Keith G. Snyder, A. Graydon M. Barnum, and Nathan A. Barnum; one great-grandson, Colin M. Barnum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 4, 1999 at the Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., where services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. Burial in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any Volunteer Rescue Squad would be appreciated. 

BENENSON-FARLEY
Marsha Benenson-Farley, 46, of Richmond, Va., died Saturday, October 2, 1999. She was retired from VCU-MCV. She was the daughter of Nanette A. Benenson and the late Sheldon R. Benenson. She is survived by her husband, Robert Michael Farley; by three sisters and their spouses, Eileen Strulson and Arnold, Janice Freed and Robert, Cheri Wolff and Steve; eight sisters-in-law; and seven brothers-in-law; a special friend, Aunt Susannah Schmitt, as well as 25 beloved nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Temple Beth Ahabah, 1111 W. Franklin St., on Tuesday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Richmond Beth ’El Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice. 

BOSCHEN
Alice Byrd Boschen, age 92, died September 30, 1999. She was the daughter of the late John Henry and Rosabelle Chisholm Boschen. Born in Hanover County, her family moved to Richmond when she was a ch ild. Miss Boschen worked as a secretary in Richmond and in Washington, D.C. Survivors include her brother, John Ray Boschen of Richmond; three nieces, Audrey B. Seay of Punta Gorda, Fla., Beth B. Hicks of Fall Branch, Tenn., and Sara B. Tardanico of Miami, Fla.; two nephews, Henry C. Boschen of Roxabel, N.C., and John F. Boschen of Williamsburg, Va. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 7, at Providence United Methodist Church, 901 S. Providence Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Providence United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. 

CARTER
Deacon Howard A. Carter, 89, of Ruther Glen, died Thursday, September 30, 1999 at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville. He is survived by three devoted daughters, Ruth L. Carter, Joyce Carter-Samuels, both of Ruther Glen and Mary C. Freeman of Woodford; two sons, Howard L. Carter of Washington, D.C. and Joseph Carter of Ruther Glen; devoted granddaughters, Tracy Carter of Ruther Glen, Belinda White and Michelle Carter, both of Washington, D.C.; grandson, Parish D. Freeman III. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Jericho Baptist Church, Ruther Glen. Rev. Glen Leverette officiating. Interment Quantico National Cemetery. McCarthy, Director. 

CARTER
Lillie Mae Whittemore Carter, of Baskerville, died October 3, 1999 at her residence. Survived by two sons, Gerald N. Carter of South Hill and Jimmie G. Carter of Baskerville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Lee "Bobby" Carter. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home. Interment Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contribuitons to the Ebenezer Baptist Church, c/o Edwina Smith, 26800 Highway #47, South Hill or Southside Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 546, South Hill, Va. 23970. 

COTTON
Margaret Whitfield Cotton, 79, of Franklin, Va., died October 2, 1999 at Southampton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Samuel Eley and Clara Drake Whitfield of So uthampton County and was educated at Longwood (Farmville) College. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church and the Lottie Moon Circle of the Women’s Missionary Union, Kings Servants’ Sunday School Class, Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The Franklin Woman’s Club, the Suffolk Chapter of the Longwood Alumni Association, Southampton County Historical Society, the Franklin Christian Woman’s Club, the Walter Cecil Rawls Museum of Arts, a charter member of the Jerusalem Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a member of the Southampton Area Literary Council. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert Howard Cotton Sr.; two sons, Robert Howard Cotton Jr. and Samuel Cobb Cotton, both of Coinjock, N.C.; one daughter, Suzanne Cotton Councill of Richmond; one sister, Virginia W. Allen of Wilmington, Del.; and one brother, Joseph D. Whitfield of Suffolk; three grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Poplar Spring Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Roy DeBrand officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the American Legion, Charles R. Younts Post 73 on Armory Drive and suggests that memorials be made to the Franklin Baptist Church or a favorite charity. Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

COURTNEY
Departed this life October 3, 1999, Ms. Leola Courtney of Richmond. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

HAYES
Rachel Parrish Hayes, 90, died on October 2, 1999. She was the widow of William H. (Bill) Hayes; and is survived by one son, Halford I. Hayes and his wife, Linda B. Hayes; five grandchildren, Halford I. Hayes Jr. of Fredericksburg, Katherine Hayes King of Plano, Texas, W. James Hayes of Greer, S.C., Robert H. Hayes and Carolyn W. Hayes, both of Richmond; and seven great-grandchildren. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home of the Aged. 

HOBSON
Margaret S. Hobson, 71, of Richmond, widow of Wiley Lee Hobson, died September 30, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Fay Carol Fellows and her husband, Claude M. Fellows IV; two sisters, Ell a Simms and Bessie Miller; two grandchildren, Tina and C. M. Fellow V, all of Richmond; also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hobson was a member of Newbridge Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. Interment Willis United Methodist Church Cemetery, Glendale, Va. 

HOOVER
Mary Jo Hoover, 59, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died October 1, 1999. She was the widow of Lyle Pond and Kenneth Hoover. She is survived by a daughter, Deb and husband, Jan Stonebraker of Papillion, Neb .; stepdaugther, Dr. Shelley Hoover of Richmond, Va.; mother, Margaret Erlbacher of Council Bluffs, Iowa; half brother, John; other half brothers and half sisters; three grandchildren, Jan-Michael and Ali Stonebraker and Katie Ferguson of Richmond. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 11 a.m. at Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Burial Ridgewood Cemetery, Council Bluffs, following service. 

HURT
Pauline Carpenter Hurt of Mechanicsville, died Sunday, October 3, 1999. She was a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church and was a retired nurse with Virginia Home. Surviving are her husband , James S. Hurt Sr.; three daughters, Janice H. West, Beverly H. Ellis and Karen L. Nuckols; two sons, James S. (Buddy) Hurt Jr. and Charles A. Hurt; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Remains rest at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, with interment in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Building Fund or the American Heart Association. 

KIE
Departed this life on September 30, 1999. Mrs. Bertha Neal Kie, widow of James R. Kie. Her survivors include three children, Wilnette V., William R., and Deacon Nannie Smith; sister, Beatrice Neal; devo ted cousin, Deacon Elsie Davis; a host of other relatives and friends; one devoted friend, Mrs. Lelia Morris. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Avenue. Funeral services will be held on Monday (today) at 12 Noon from Moore Street Baptist Church, 1408 West Leigh Street, with Dr. Alonza Lawrence, officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Remains will rest in church one hour prior to service. 

MANN
Mrs. Bernice Bailey Mann, age 91, died Sunday, October 3, 1999. She was the widow of B.F. Vick and A.B. Mann. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Tabb Meyer; two nieces, Norma Meyer McGrory and her husband, Michael and Pamela Bailey; two great-nieces, Gwynn Johnson and her husband, Heath and Kathy McGrory; one great-great-niece, Bailey Johnson; two nephews, William and Reginald Bailey. The family will receive friends at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted in Maury Cemetery, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Weatover Hills Blvd., Richmond, Va. 23225. 

MITCHELL
Bessie Lurelia Mitchell, age 81, of Aylett, Va., died October 3, 1999. She is survived by two brothers, Carl F. Seal and Thomas E. Seal; one brother-in-law, James R. Mitchell; four sisters-in-law; one daughter-in-law, Frances L. Mitchell; three granddaughters, Lurelia M. Irish, Deannea C. Mitchell and Cynthia M. Muhlenbeck; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; one great-great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter. The family will receive friends at the B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church. Interment church cemetery. 

MITCHELL
George P. Mitchell, age 76, of Richmond, died Saturday, October 2, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty M. Mitchell; and his children, Patricia L. Mitchell and Gregory P. Mitchell an d his wife, Marla; one granddaughter, Megan Mitchell; one sister, Jane Kellum. Mr. Mitchell retired from C&P with 30 years of service and was an Army veteran of WW II. His remains at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., 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 Signal Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeside Rescue Squad. 

MOORE
James Franklin Moore Sr., 66, of Tappahannock, died Friday, October 1, 1999. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Howertons Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery. The family will receiv e friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James F. Moore Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Rappahannock Community College, P.O. Box 923, Warsaw, Va. 22572. 

MORRIS
Robert L. Morris Sr., age 89, of Drakes Branch, formerly of Norfolk, died October 3, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ida Ruth Norman Morris; two daughters, Ruth Ash of St. Louis, Mo., a nd Judy Williams of Arcadia, Fla.; two sons, Robert L. Morris Jr. of Suffolk, and James E. Morris II of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Eva May Morris Gregory of Norfolk and Artis Emanuelson of Virginia Beach; one brother, James E. Morris of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Farwell Mayer and Eva May Gilbert Morris. Mr. Morris was a retired self employed grocer associated with D.P. Pender, Bazemore, Morris Food and Ocean Park Markets. He was a member of Drakes Branch Baptist Church and a charter member and Deacon of Fox Hall Baptist Church, Norfolk. He was past president of Charlotte County Ruritan Club, Treasurer of Ocean Park Vol. Fire Dept., Coast Guard Auxiliary WW II, 60 year Mason Corinthian and Naomi Lodges and Tidewater Area 10 Pin Leagues. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, 1 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Rev. Robert L. Morris Jr. and Rev. Robert L. Morris III officiating. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Charlotte County Rescue Squad or Hurricane Floyd Flood Victims or Church or Charity of Choice. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, October 7, 1999 at 1 p.m. in Drakes Branch Baptist Church, Charlotte County, Va. 

MURPHY
Evangeline I. (Linkie) Murphy, 76, of Quinton, Va., died October 2, 1999. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kathy; and great-grandson, George. She is survived by her son, Arthur Gordon Ledbetter Sr. of Quinton; daughter, Lynne Murphy Neese of Abingdon; brother, John R. Baker of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Faye, Arthur Jr. and Robert; also three great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Summer and Trey. Mrs. Murphy was retired from Aetna Insurance Co. after 38 years of service and from CNA Insurance Co. after eight years of service. After her retirement she had worked with the New Kent Literacy Council. She was a member of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. 

NEW
Maude A. New, 104, the widow of Walter E. New, passed away Sunday, October 3, 1999. She is survived by a daughter, Ilennia M. Selzer of Crozet; a son, Garland L. and his wife, Sandra New of Richmond; on e brother, Nile Turner; also 13 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. New was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Friends may call at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with burial in Mt. Vernon Memorial Park. 

POWELL
Ellouise T. Powell, age 75, of Richmond, died October 2, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Ronald P. Powell Sr.; her daughter, Betty L. Perry and husband, Burriel; her son, Ronald P. Powell Jr. a nd wife, Ann; her brother, Charles H. Taylor; her four grandchildren, Rosa P. and her husband, Pek Mom, Elizabeth Perry, Taylor Powell and Connor Powell; her great-grandson, Joshua Mom. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Monday (tonight) 5 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Ct., Chesterfield, Va. 23832. 

SISSON
Lambert Langston Sisson, of Montross, Va., died on October 2, 1999 of heart failure and the complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the beloved husband of Velma Beauchamp Sisson for 60 years; the father of Carolyn Sisson Packett; grandfather of Marion James Packett III and Curtis Lambert Packett; brother of Hannah Evelyn Sisson Bowen. Other family members included a son-in-law, Marion J. Packett; and a granddaughter-in-law, Kristy Crow Packett, wife of Marion James Packett III, all of Warsaw, Va. Lambert Sisson was born at Templeman, Va. on August 23, 1914, the seventh of eleven children born to Willie Norwood Branson Sisson and George Ashby Sisson. He was a sower and tiller of the earth from a very young age and became a very successful farmer and businessman. Lambert was devoted to his church and a life long member of Lebanon United Methodist. He served as Trustee and was Treasurer for over 23 years. He was a member of the Montross Landman and Warsaw Bauman Masonic Lodges, the Emily B. Chinn Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Ruritan, being a member of each organization for over 50 years. He will long be remembered by his friends and family as a man graceful in person, grand of statute, and mild of temperament. He was indeed the "full grain in the ear", ready to be harvested by the Hand Divine. The family will receive friends at the Welch-Marks Funeral Home in Montross, Va. on Tuesday, October 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will follow at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Lebanon United Methodist Church at Templeman, Va. on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasurer, Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6160 Menokin Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572 or the Richmond County YMCA, Post Office Box 1136, Warsaw, Va. 22572. 

SMITH
Evelyn M. Smith, 87, of Richmond, the widow of John Franklin Smith, passed away Sunday, October 3, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Floyd Franklin Smith Sr. and Wayne Ray Smith; a brother, Waverly Me rridew; a daughter-in-law, Beverley Ann Smith; five grandchildren, Tyler Dodson, Floyd Jr., Robin, Darryl, and Dean Smith; six great-grandchildren, Robby Tyler Dodson, Matthew, Christopher, John Forrest, Skylar Grant, and Hunter Reed Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. 

SMITH
Mrs. Edith Perkinson Smith, age 86, died Sunday, October 3, 1999 in Waverly, Va. She is survived by one son, Felton E. (Billy) Reeks of Petersburg, Va.; one brother, Lawrence W. (Buster) Perkinson of L a Crosse, Va.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Smith was a retired school teacher of the Mecklenburg County Public School System and a member of La Crosse United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert Day, with interment to follow in the La Crosse Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

SPROUSE
Harry I. "Fuzzy" Sprouse, 74, of Chesterfield, died October 1, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Sprouse; daughters, Mary Angela Hodge of Yorktown, Va. and Ann Garland DeForest of Williamsbu rg; sisters, Frances C. Williams, Rachel S. Baird, Margaret Y. Hall, and Ella S. Evans; brother, James W. Sprouse; and five grandchildren. His remains rest at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), where family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m., and where the funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday. Interment Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Webber Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 7800 Salem Church Rd., Richmond, Va. 23837. 

STONE
Myron Stone of Yancey St., died October 3, 1999. Remains rest at the Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later. 

SYKES
Departed this life October 2, 1999, Mrs. Gloria M. Sykes of 7326 Drexelbrook Rd. She is survived by her devoted husband, James F. Sykes Jr.; two daughters, Amaralis Odoi and Analilia Agodon; one son, J ames F. Sykes III: four grandchildren; mother, Lucia Byrd; one sister, Julia Bramwell; two brothers, Tyrone Richardson and Fernando Bramwell; two aunts; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; one daughter-in-law, Vanee Sykes; one son-in-law, Steven Odoi; one sister-in-law, Mae Frances Stanley; one brother-in-law, Glenon Sykes; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave., where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Vandy Simmons officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home, 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. 

SYKES
Doris Howerton Sykes of Midlothian, Va., passed away peacefully at her home October 2, 1999. She was born January 11, 1925 in Hillsborough, N.C., a daughter of the late Mather S. and Lillian W. Howert on. Doris was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Tyson of Hillsborough, N.C., and Carol Basile of Hopewell, Va. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William A. Sykes of Midlothian, Va.; two sons, William A. Sykes Jr. and wife, Cathy of High Point, N.C., and Roth Z. Sykes and wife, Wendy of Bon Air, Va.; three daughters, Suzanne S. Merritt of the home, Amy Gilkerson and husband, Greg of Mt. Crawford, Va., and Beth Williams and husband, Robert of Mechanicsville, Va. Doris has eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Other survivors are brothers, James Thomas and Richard Howerton of Durham, N.C., Fred Howerton of Raleigh, N.C., and Steve Howerton of Eden Prarie, Minn.; sisters, Myrna Nicol and Nancy Dixon of Durham, N.C., Linda Kellis of Cary, N.C., and their spouses; a devoted sister-in-law, Elleanor Pope and husband, Rainey of Burlington, N.C.; brother-in-law, Zaner L. Sykes of Mebane, N.C.; brother-in-law, Grover P. Sykes and wife, Georgia of Atlanta, Ga.; and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Basile of Hopewell, Va. Doris resided in Mebane, N.C. for 18 years, a portion of that time employed as a secretary of the Mebane United Methodist Church. Following her husband’s career, she also resided in Cumberland, Md., Newport News and Roanoke, Va. She was an active member of her church wherever she lived. More recently, she was a member of Bon Air United Methodist Church, where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women, a circle leader, past president of the Blanchette Brown Sunday School class and past member of the administrative board. She was formerly active in the Windsor Forest Community Association and the Garden Club. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 4, 1999, and where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, by the Rev. Douglas Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7124 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23225. 

TUCKER
Helen Wilkinson Tucker of Richmond, died Saturday, October 2, 1999. She is survived by her husband, John Randolph Tucker Jr.; two sons, John Randolph Tucker III and Carter Harrison Tucker and his wif e, Margaret Brooks Tucker; two grandchildren, Carter Harrison Tucker Jr. and Margaret Randolph Tucker. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. 

WENZEL
Irene Thomas Wenzel, widow of Rudolph Wenzel, died October 2, 1999. She is survived by a son, Bernard E. Pleasants; and a daughter, Jacquelin P. Kelley; four grandchildren, Neale W. Kelley, Jason Scot t Kelley, Bernard E. Pleasants III and Bryan P. Linton. Services will be private. 

WICKHAM
Mrs. Camille Jackson Dabney Wickham, age 90, of Richmond, Va., widow of Nathaniel John Wickham Jr., went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 1, 1999. She is survived by three sons, Nathaniel John Wickham III and his wife, Diana Wood Wickham of Richmond, Roger Franklin Wickham of Richmond and Landon Hunter Wickham and his wife, Celia Scott Wickham of New York City; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and friends. Mrs. Wickham lies at rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 12 Noon at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. R.M. Hunter officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Program and/or the Central Harlem Partnership, a mentoring program for young people in Harlem, New York, 311 West 137th St., New York, N.Y. 10030. 

WILLIAMSON
Doris Marshall Williamson, 88, of Richmond, widow of James C. Williamson Sr., died October 3, 1999. She is survived by three sons, James C. Williamson Jr. of North Carolina, Robert E. Williamson Sr. (Frances) of Chester, and Philip W. Williamson (Sylvia) of Midlothian; and daughter-in-law, Jean S. Williamson of Richmond; ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Mrs. Williamson was a long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, former member of Southside Baptist Church and active in the Oak Grove Senior Citizens. Her remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Interment at Maury Cemetery. Floral tributes are acceptable or contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central Virginia, 5540 Falmouth St., Suite 307, Richmond, Va. 23230. 

WOOD
Clarence H. Wood Jr., 79, of Chesterfield, died October 3, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Archie H. Wood; daughter, Virginia Sublette Davis of Varina; sons, Lynn B. Wood of Cary, N.C. and C. Henry Wo od III of Chesterfield; sisters, Virginia Hite and Eva Ellis, both of Petersburg, Peggy Anderson of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Hilton Wood of Oxford, N.C. and Thomas "Pete" Wood of Halifax, Va.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr. Wood was a tech sergeant with the 351st Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group in the 8th Army Air Force, where he flew over the European Theater during WWII. On his 28th combat mission, his plane was brought down and he spent the last year of the war as a POW. While serving his county, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Bermuda Memorial Park. Morrissett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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