Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published February 28, 2000

CHURCHILL
Edna Payne Churchill, last survivor of her family generation, died Saturday, February 26, 2000. Her husband of 33 years, Wilton O. Churchill predeceased her on December 29, 1972. Edna, next to th e youngest of four sisters and five brothers, was born in Madison, S.D., and was the daughter of Joseph Larkin Payne and Harriett Giles Payne. As a child at the age of five, her family moved from Madison and started a dairy farm on the James River, just east of Manchester (now Richmond). Edna was employed as a secretary at Morris Plan Bank (now First Union). In the late 1920’s, Edna moved to Miami, Fla., where she worked for Greenleaf and Crosby Co., premier jewelers. She met and married Wilton, and her son, Winston Giles Churchill was born in Miami on April 15, 1941. Soon after Winston’s birth, the family moved to Richmond, where Wilton was in the used cars and automobile painting business. Edna was a faithful, devoted member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Winston of Ormond Beach, Fla.; granddaughter, Jane Churchill Mench of Kailua, Hawaii; grandson, John Sterling Giles Churchill of Schaumburg, Ill.; four great-grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends Monday, February 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and where her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 29, 2000. Interment Maury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23220. 

DOEPPE
Esther Edwards Doeppe, 87, died Sunday, February 27, 2000 in her home. A native of Richmond she had been a Newport News resident for 60 years. Mrs. Doeppe was a member of Chestnut Memorial United M ethodist Church. Mrs. Doeppe was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Doeppe. She is survived by one daughter, Irene D. Amick and her husband, Keith of Hampton; one son, Edward O. Doeppe and his wife, Dorothy of Newport News; three sisters, Rachel Spiro, Louise Duke, and Ruth Stanley; two brothers, Carlyle Edwards and Milton Edwards, all of Richmond; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 28, 2000 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 in Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Rudy Tucker and Rev. Rita Staul, burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church Caring and Sharing Fund or the General Fund. 

FERNOW
Edward R. Fernow, 72, of Petersburg died February 25, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Fernow; one son, Glenn White; his mother, Ruby Ferguson; one granddaughter, Beth, and many great-gran dchildren. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

FOX
James L. Fox, age 64, of Sandston, died Saturday, February 26, 2000. He was the widower of Barbara C. Fox, and is survived by two daughters, Cathy L. Childress and Kimberly S. Fox; one sister, Myrtle Wo oley; four grandchildren, Kelly J. Irby, Sarah E. Childress, Caitlin Hanvey and Troy W. Hanvey; one great-grandson, Andrew K. Sanders; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Fox was retired from the U.S. Army, a member of the Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter #78, and the American Legion Post 242. He also served as Santa Claus in the Richmond area for over 20 years. His remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter #78. 

GALLOWAY
Sterling (Spyder) Galloway of Richmond entered eternal rest February 24, 2000, Cherishing his memory is his daughter, Leslie Urguhart; three brothers, Daniel Jr., Roderick, and Keith Galloway; one sister, Lynette Galloway Branch, a host of aunts, uncles, five nephews, one niece, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel of the A.D.Price Funeral Establishment, 212 E. Leigh Street. A Eulogistic Service will be conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Love Center of Unity Full Gospel Church, 30 E. Broad Rock Rd. Pastor Larry Branch, officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Bland and Brunson, Directors. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

GILLEY
Virginia Glidewell Gilley, 91, of Dolphin, Va., died February 26, 2000. She was a member of Dolphin Baptist Church and the widower of Fred H. Gilley, and the daughter of Maggie Brown and Jesse Lee Gl idewell. She was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Glidewell Jones, and a brother, Jesse Lee Glidewell Jr. She is survived by nieces, Olivia Ivey Glidewell of Midlothian, Margaret Glidewell Poole of Richmond, and Catherine Glidewell Wiley of Freeman; nephews, Jessie Lee Glidewell III of Fredericksburg and Wayne Gilley of Dolphin; 10 grandnieces and nephews and seven great-grandnieces and nephews, and many good friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Interment at Oakwood Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

IRVIN
Mary Pearsall Kayhoe Irvin, passed away Sunday morning, February 27, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Julian R. Irvin; a son, Michael J. Kayhoe; and a daughter, Susan Kayhoe Brett; a daughter-in- law, Laura S. Kayhoe; two grandchildren, Kevin W. Kayhoe and Matthew K. Brett; by her brother, William E. Pearsall of Oklahoma City; and by Julian’s children, Robert J. Irvin of Miami, William J. Irvin, Nancy I. Blackwell of Austin, and Susan I. Baker of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert E. Pearsall and Ona F. Pearsall; and her first husband, William F. Kayhoe. Born May 27, 1921 in Richmond, Mary graduated from John Marshall High School and attended Richmond Professional Institute. She was a member of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Antique Collectors’ Guild, the Guild of the Florence Nightingale Circle of the Sheltering Arms Hospital, the Valentine Museum, and a charter member of Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument Ave. Dr. Tommy L. Harrell officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Julian and Mary on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Virginia Museum, the Massey Cancer Center at the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, or the charity of your choice. Interment private. 

KING
Mrs. Margaret E. King of 15397 Robert Terrell Road, Montpelier, departed this life February 26, 2000. Professional services entrusted to the Dabneys’ Morticians. Funeral notice later. 

LANIER
Ethel Gee Lanier, 87, of Richmond, former owner of Lanier’s Auto Service, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2000. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas R. Lanier Jr. She is survived by many niec es and nephews and a special companion, Peggy Edwards. She was a longtime member of Boulevard United Methodist Church. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest View Rescue Squad or to Boulevard United Methodist Church. 

LOOKER
William "Bill" A. Looker, 65, of Richmond, formerly of District Heights, Md., died February 26, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Doris "Dee" L. Looker; devoted children, Rick R. L ooker of Virginia Beach, Va., Cheryl L. Looker of Davidsonville, Md. and Andrew T. Looker and his wife, Laura of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Andrew T. Looker II; sister, Helen Freeze; brother, Robert Turner; friend and brother-in-law, Roy T. McCutcheon; aunts, Ruth Looker and Della Baugher; many other special friends and his little buddy, "Westlee". Bill served as president of Boilermakers Union, Local #193 in Baltimore, Md. for 12 years and as the Assistant Business Agent for nine years. He retired in 1992 and relocated to the Richmond area. His remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10) where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah UMC, Building Fund, 6925 Hopkins Rd., Richmond, Va. 23234. 

MANN
Hannah A. Mann, 93, of Richmond, passed on Saturday, February 26, 2000. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Washington Memorial Park. 

McDANIELS
James (Sonny) L. McDaniels, age 62, of Chesterfield, died February 25, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Joan McDaniels; his children, Kim M. Jones and husband, Mitch of Midlothian, and J. Kevin M cDaniels of Powhatan; his grandchildren, Evan Mitchell and Ellen Marie Jones; his sisters, Peggy Phillips and Patsy Rosentreter; his brothers, Ronald, Gary, Dennis and Harold McDaniel; and his best friends, Buster and Hobo. Mr. McDaniels attended First Commonwealth Church, and was a DuPont retiree with 36 years of service. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Monday (tonight). Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Tuesday at First Commonwealth Church, 828 Buford Rd. Interment Dale Memorial Park. 

PAYNE
Mrs. Loys Cheatham Payne, age 85, of Griffin, Ga., died Saturday evening, February 26, 2000 at her residence. She was born in Cobb County, Ga. From approximately 1940 to 1967, Mrs. Payne lived in the Richmond, Va. area where she and her husband operated the Chesterfield Grill. She was a member of West Over Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Payne is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara P. and Arthur J. Stevens of Richmond, and Maryetta and Gene B. Cantrell of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Roberta Payne Jr. of Ontario, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy Chatham of Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Warren Haisten Memorial Chapel. Rev. Franklin Gibson will officiate. Friends may visit the family Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home, 1710 Highway 16 West, Griffin, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. 

PRATT
Gillis G. Pratt Jr., age 69, died Sunday, February 27, 2000 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Mary D. Pratt; son, David S. Pratt and his wife, Anna of Winter Park, Fla.; two daughters, Gal e P. Saunders and her husband, Tommy of Richmond, and Karen P. Pineda and her husband, Alex of Forest Hills, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Sterling and Christina Pratt, Thomas, Robert and Andrew Saunders and Nicholas and Alexandra Pineda; and brother, Dr. John W. Pratt and his wife, Maryland of Port Jefferson, N.Y. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where a funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

ROUIS
Departed this life February 25, 2000, Mrs. Beatrice McCall Rouis of 3800 Cheyenne Rd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Plinnie Rouis. She is survived by her devoted son, Rev. James McCall; dev oted daughter-in-law, Audrey T. McCall; five grandchildren, among them, Mary Debra, Jerry W. and James D. Taylor III; seven great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Graveside services Tuesday 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Blake officiating. Family and friends assemble at the cemetery, 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. 

SANDERSON
Julian P. Sanderson, 87, of Richmond, departed this life February 25, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline N. Sanderson, and is survived by two sons, Julian P. Sanderson Jr. and hi s wife, Mary Shaw Sanderson and Arthur N. Sanderson and his wife, Ann H. Sanderson; four grandchildren, Joseph, Katharine, Tyler, and John David; one brother, William A. Sanderson and his children, Carolyn, James and Barbara Sanderson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen S. Hoover and a brother, Robert Thomas Sanderson, who is survived by his wife, Ruth Sanderson. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Jeanette N. Schwinhart and her husband, Col. Thomas J. Schwinhart (Ret.) of Rockledge, Fla. and their daughter, Debra S. Wheller; Ilma B. Nunnally, and Marian T. Nunnally; and a nephew’s widow, Forrest D. Nunnally. The family will receive friends at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd. from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Heights Baptist Church where Mr. Sanderson was an active member for over a half a century and served both as a deacon and trustee. 

SANDERSON
William A. Sanderson, 89, of Richmond, widower of Hazel R. Sanderson, died February 26, 2000. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara B. Sanderson and Carolyn S. Sanderson; son, James S. Sanderso n; granddaughter, Jamie Leigh Sanderson, several nieces and nephews. His remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10) where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Maury Cemetery. 

SMITH
James Alexander "Big Smith" Smith of Charles City, departed this life February 27, 2000. Remains rest at J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home. Funeral notice later. 

SMITH
Mrs. Delores H. Smith of 11 E. Broad Rock Road, departed this life Sunday, February 27, 2000. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Streets. Funeral notice later. 

TAYLOR
Robert Lee (Red) Taylor, 70, of Richmond, son of the late, Richard and Eliza Taylor, died Saturday, February 26, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda Kay Taylor; a son, Daniel Kent Tay lor; a daughter, Rene’ Christine Duresky; a sister, Mattie Cunningham; a niece, Jo Ann Crews; three grandchildren, Van, Zachary and Logan. Mr. Taylor was a native of Buckingham County and retired after 30 years of service with Union Envelope Co. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum. 

TAYLOR
Thelma W. Taylor of Boca Raton went home to glory to be with her Lord Jesus on February 26, 2000. She was originally from Richmond, Va., moving to Boca Raton in 1979. She was employed by the Richmon d Times Dispatch and the Washington Post. She was happily married for 74 years to a wonderful man, Nolan Taylor, who predeceased her. She is survived by one niece, and five great-nieces and nephews. She was a very faithful member of First Baptist Church of Boca Raton. She taught Sunday School for many years and still had a very keen interest in learning more about the Holy Bible. She was active in the church’s women organization and mission work. She often demonstrated her musical talents by playing the drums at the evening service. A prayer warrior who often prayed long and hard for many people, especially the youths. She was loved by those who knew her at St. Andrew’s Estate and First Baptist Church. She was especially loved and will be greatly missed by Martha. A special memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The interment will be on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the Boca Raton Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the youth fund of First Baptist Church of Boca Raton. The Robert J. Babione Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

TERRY
James H. Terry of Richmond, departed this life February 23, 2000. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 29, 11 a.m. from the Morning Star Baptist Church, 3509 Midlothian Pike. Rev. Jimmy Mc Creary officiating. Interment in Maury Cemetery. 

WALLER
Elwood Waller of Doswell, Va., departed this life February 25, 2000 at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Irene Mae Gilliens; three sisters, one devoted, Josephine Anderson, Loreen Jackson and Nadine Glasco; one brother, Carter Waller; stepmother, Anita Waller; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Waller; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church, Beaverdam, Va. Rev. Lovell Richardson officiating. Interment church cemetery. McCarthy, Director. 

WILKINS
Louise Lewis Wilkins of 306 College Avenue, Ashland, died Sunday, February 27, 2000. Known by all as "Scrubby", Mrs. Wilkins was born in Clarksville, Va. in 1913, and graduated from St. Margaret's Sc hool in Tappahannock, Va. She was the widow of Chester Arthur Wilkins, who was Executive Vice President of the Houston Convention Council, Houston, Texas. Mrs. Wilkins was the daughter of the late John Taylor Lewis and the late Elizabeth Wardwell Lewis of Richmond and Ashland. She was a former member of St. John the Devine Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, The Harris County Historical Society, The Houston Grand Opera Guild, The Houston Symphony Society as well as Champions Country Club in Houston. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrell Wilkins Gilmartin of Ashland; and a son, Perry Lee Wilkins of Philadelphia; a brother, W.M. Lewis, Halifax, Va.; and a sister, Ellen Lewis Brooks of Closter, New Jersey and Kennebunkport, Maine. She is survived by three grandchildren; Ellen L. Gilmartin of Houston, Texas, Stephen W. Gilmartin of Baltimore, Md., John F. Gilmartin of Richmond; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 29 at 306 College Avenue, Ashland from 5 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Va. on Thursday, March 2, 2000. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James the Less Episcopal Church, Ashland, Va. 

WILLIAMS
Departed this life February 23, 2000, Mr. Lee Williams of 815 N. 35th St. Reposing at the Scott-Lightfoot Funeral Home, 3021 "N" St. Services to be announced. 

WINGFIELD
Departed this life February 26, 2000, Mrs. Vanessa Ann Wingfield of 2325 Piping Tree Ferry Rd. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

WRIGHT
Nora Mae Huntley Wright, 90, departed this life at a Richmond Hospital on Saturday, February 26, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Virgil Lee Wright. A resident of Hanover all of her life, she is survived by five children and their spouses, Helen Johnson, Charlotte Sale, Virgil Linwood Wright and his wife, Shirley, Robert Wright and his wife, Shirley, and June Carol Freeland. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Bobby Johnson, H. Wayne Sale, Christopher G. Sale, Lennie Wright, David Wright, Sherry Wright Brigman, Debbie Wright Johnson, and Bobby Wright; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wright was a lifelong member of New Bethesda Baptist Church. Remains rest at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where the family will receive friends after 2 p.m. on Monday and where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with interment to follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park. 


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