|Published October 9, 1999
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Frankie L. Peters departed this life suddenly on October 8, 1999. Arrangements
by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Notice of funeral later.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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