Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published October 9, 1999

ALEXANDER
Donald L. Alexander, age 64, of Midlothian, Va., died Wednesday, October 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Sandra W. Alexander; four children, Donald E. Alexander of New Hampshire, Christine A. Garcia of Texas, John A. Alexander of Connecticut and Jennifer L. Hardy of Minnesota; three stepchildren, Thomas W. Wright Jr., Charles B.T. Wright and Lindsey W. Piett, all of Richmond; four grandchildren, Christine Hardy, Robin Hardy, Ryan Alexander, Emily Garcia; his sister-in-law, Connie Alexander of New York; one niece, Kathleen; two nephews, Scott and Kevin. Mr. Alexander served in the US Marine Corps and was currently the general manager of Packaging Corp. of America, formerly Dixie Container Corp., Richmond plant. He attended St. Paulís Episcopal School in New York and was a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was on the board and past president for the Virginia Voice for the Print Handicapped. His membership includes Phi Delta Theta, past president Richmond Dartmouth Club, Kiwanis Club, Willow Oak Country Club and the Bull and Bear Club. Remains rest Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Voice for the Print Handicapped, P.O. Box 15546, Richmond, Va. 23227 or to Dartmouth College Scholarship Fund, 6068 Blunt Ave., Hanover, N.H. 30755. 

BAGLEY
Louise Bourne Bagley, 91, of Richmond passed away October 7, 1999. She was the widow of a former mayor of Richmond, Phil J. Bagley Jr. She is survived by a son and his wife, Philip J. Bagley III and Sally T. Bagley; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bourne Faulkner Bagley and Anne Tunstall Twedell Bagley; and one brother, Thomas J. Bourne Jr. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mausoleum at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia. Arrangements by the Bliley Funeral Homeís Central Chapel. 

BOGGS
John Thomas Boggs, 86, of Glen Allen died October 8, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Cora S. Boggs; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Robert McAlister; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; five gr eat-grandchildren. Mr. Boggs was a retired employee of American Tobacco Company. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homeís Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Westhampton Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Allen Free Will Baptist Church. 

BROWN
Dianne Marie Andrzejewski Brown, age 38, of Richmond died Tuesday, October 5, 1999. She is survived by two sisters, Brenda Andrzejewski of Richmond and Joanne Brooks of Ashland; two aunts, Lillian Snip es of Ashland and Ethel Brock of Richmond. Her remains rest at K.L. Jordan Funeral Chapel, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., where visitation will be held Sunday 2 to 5 p.m., and where services will be held 10 a.m. Monday. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. 

BROWN
Manly Brown Sr., the Village Blacksmith, age 93, of Lexington, Va., died Friday, October 8, 1999 in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Brown was born May 26, 1906 in Lexington a son of the late Frank Brown and Willie Camden Brown. He worked and owned the Village Blacksmith Shop for over 78 years. He was also a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Lexington Fire Department and a member of the Rockbridge Minute Men during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Pauline Brown. Surviving are one daughter, Jackie B. Leslie of Lexington; two sons, Manly Brown Jr. of Midlothian and Frank Brown of Mt. Sidney; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999 at the graveside in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. Dr. William Klein officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorials should be made to the Lexington Fire Department or the Lexington First Aid Crew. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington, Va. 

BRUNK
Robert K. "Pete" Brunk Jr., 72, of Chesterfield, died October 8, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Brunk; sisters, Eliza Leslie, Edith Duncan, and Edna Hoback; brother, John Brunk. His re mains rest at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10) where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Second Branch Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church at 12217 Second Branch Rd., Chesterfield, Va. 23838. 

DAHN
Inez Vial Dahn (Bruner), 91, of Mechanicsville passed away October 6, 1999. She was the widow of Lawrence G. Bruner and Preston V. Dahn. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bettye B. and Robert P. Duggan of Mechanicsville; three granddaughters and their husbands, Marianne D. and Kenneth S. Cole, Linda D. and Charles W. McIntyre of Richmond and Teresa D. and J. Anthony Leahy of Dublin, Ireland; two great-grandchildren, Richie and Kendall Cole. She is also survived by three sisters, Virginia V. Tanner of Richmond, Alise V. Carter of Portsmouth and Eugenia V. Sprenkle of King William. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 

GAINES
Mary Kathryn Gaines of 723 East Gladstone Avenue, died October 5, 1999. She was preceded in death by two children, Gary A. Johnson and Jana D. Johnson. Surviving are two sons, Mark C. Johnson of Fred ericksburg, Va. and Dana W. Johnson of Fort Washington, Md.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara L. Terry and Jane E. Carey; three brothers, Herman S., Jr., William H. and Jonathan V. Gaines; a hosts of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Her remains rest at Scottís Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. After 10 a.m. today, remains will rest in Manna Christian Church Fellowship, 6851 S. Laburnum Ave., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

HAMM
Richard (Dick) L. Hamm, age 79, of Richmond died Friday, October 8, 1999. He is survived by his wife, F. Catherine Hamm; a daughter, Jackie M. Atkinson and her husband, David L. Atkinson; three sisters , Virginia Moore and her husband, Warren of Port Charlotte, Fla., Helen Eggleston and her husband, James A. Eggleston of Richmond; and Patricia Bowen and her husband, Jesse Bowen of Richmond; two grandchildren, Larry (Speedy) N. Manning Jr. and Angela R. Atkinson. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homeís Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. 

KERSEY
Norma Jean Kersey, 65, of Richmond departed this life October 8, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Paul D. Kersey, Jr. and her two sons, Steve and Derek; a brother, James N. Carr Jr.; two sisters, Janet Alexander of Richmond and JoAnne Nardone of Taylor, Mich.; many nephews and their wives; other relatives and many friends. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Funeral notice later. 

LEWIS
Mr. Willie M. Lewis Sr. departed this life Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, LaVinia P. Lewis; two daughters, Carolyn Allmon (Haywood) and Patricia Mi lls (George); one son, Willie M. Lewis Jr. of Hampden, Maine; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Andrew Lewis Jr.; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where funeral services wil be held Saturday (today) 12:30 p.m. Dr. Herbert R. Plummer officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending funeral services assemble at the funeral home (today) 12 p.m. 

LOVING
John Garnett Loving, 54, of Champlain died Friday, October 8, 1999 at his residence. He retired from the County of Henrico and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, S andra L. Loving; three children, Lisa DeWitt and her husband, Brydon of Richmond, John Michael Loving and his wife, Amy and Laurie B. Loving, all of Champlain; his grandsons, Brydon John DeWitt and Stephen Loving; a brother, Hiter R. Loving of Champlain; and a sister, Doris Sims of Farmville. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home. Interment Upper King and Queen Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upper King and Queen Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 40, Newtown, Va. 23126 or Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 40, Champlain, Va. 22438. 

LOWRY
Mrs. Helen C. Lowry of Richmond, departed this life Friday, October 8, 1999. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later. 

MILLER
Departed this life, October 8, 1999, Mrs. Dorothy E. Miller, of 3205 Gauldin Lane. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 North 25th Street. Funeral notice later. 

PARRISH
Louise Ellington Parrish, 79, of Chesterfield died October 7, 1999. She was the widow of Douglas K. Parrish; and is survived by her son, Wayne K. Parrish; granddaughter, Megan C. Parrish; sisters, Lillian Beber and Mildred Ellington; brother, William Ellington. Her remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Her funeral service will be held graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Sunday at 2 p.m. 

PETERS
Frankie L. Peters departed this life suddenly on October 8, 1999. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Notice of funeral later. 

POTTER
Lois J. Potter, age 77, of Urbanna, widow of Col. Dwight H. Potter, died Thursday, October 7, 1999. She was a native of Ohio and is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Saad of Columbus, Ohio, Na ncy L. Potter, Jane P. Palma, both of Richmond; three grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (today) in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. Memorial gifts may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. 

RALSTON
Dorothea A. Ralston, 96, will be laid to rest today, October 9, 1999. Miss Ralston, a native of Richmond, was born May 1, 1903. She is survived by one nephew, Woodson Ralston of Gafney, N.C.; three n ieces, Betty R. Moore of Raleigh, N.C.; Sally M. Thwing of Canton, Mass.; and Jo Wildman of Newport News, Va.; a cousin, Evelyn Wiley of Birmingham, Ala. Miss Ralston was a member of St. Stephenís Episcopal Church where she was a member of the choir and was the secretary for Virginia Manufacturers Association. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephenís Episcopal Church. 

WARD
Ruby Vassar Ward, age 78, of Keysville, died Thursday, October 7, 1999. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty W. and "June" Dix, Judy and Wayne Tanner; three grandchildren, Mark C. "Boo" Di x, Terri Tanner, and Kandy Tanner, all of Keysville; one sister, Doris V. Wallace, of Drakes Branch. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999, at the Browning Funeral Home, with interment in Ontario Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 9, at the funeral home. 

WATSON
Mrs. Annie Bell Watson, age 63, of Goochland, Va., departed this life Friday, October 8, 1999. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland. Funeral notice later. 

WHITEHEAD
Fenton L. Whitehead "Pappy" of Charles City, entered eternal rest October 7, 1999. He was retired from Stone Container after 17 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vernell. Survivors ar e three daughters, Jacqueline Davis (Isaiah), Katrina, and Shryl Whitehead; four sons, Spencer (Catherine), Carl, Bert (Wanda), and Paulas. Also survived by five sisters, one devoted, Phyllis Charity; and one brother; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; ex-wife, Viola Whitehead; numerous other relatives and friends. Remains rest at J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home, Charles City. Services 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie L. Perry officiating. Interment church cemetery. Family may be contacted at the home of Jackie Davis, phone 829-9448. 

WRIGHT
Joy Rasmussen Wright, 55, died October 7, 1999. She is survived by her children, Karen Briggs Walker, April Downs Fowler, Allen Briggs, Mark Briggs, John Downs, James Downs Jr.; her mother, Mildred Galante; brother, John Rasmussen; sisters, Barbara Cofield, Sue Ellen Hudson and Carolyn Rasmussen; twelve grandchildren; and ex-husband, James Downs Sr. The family will receive friends at Goulds Funeral Home on Sunday, October 10, 1999 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Service at Goulds Monday, October 11, 11 a.m. with interment following. 

YOUNG
Deaconness Dora C. Young (Coppedge) of 2515 Pompey Springs Rd., departed this life Friday, October 8, 1999. She was a retired Defense General Supply employee. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19 th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later. 


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