Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published June 14, 2000

ABRAMS
Connie Lee Abrams, 46, of Ashland, Va., departed this life suddenly June 11, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Corine Abrams. He is survived by stepparents, Alfred and Margar et Abrams; two sisters, Jackie Abrams and Kim Waddy; one brother, Sandy Abrams; two stepbrothers, two stepsisters; brother-in-law, Richard E. Waddy; six nephews, three nieces, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Ashland. Rev. Michael Shannon officiating. Interment church cemetery. McCarthy, Director. 

ANDERSON
Lillian Anderson, 73, of Louisa, Va., died at home over the weekend. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Yanceyville Church, Louisa, and was a retired factory worker from Louisa Manufacturing Co. Survivor s include sons, Clyde Anderson, Louisa, Donald Anderson, Louisa, William Anderson Jr., Caroline County; daughter, Mary Jane Woodson, Powhatan; three sisters, one brother, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Visitation at Woodward Funeral Home on Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000 at Yanceyville Church Cemetery with her son-in-law, Jim Woodson, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Woodward Funeral Home, Inc., Louisa. 

BAKER
Dora Helen Wilhelm Baker of Richmond died Tuesday, June 13, 2000. She is survived by her son, Jerry L. Baker and his wife, Lorna; a daughter, Linda B. Rice-Harris and her husband, Ray; a brother, Col. Linwood G. Wilhelm, U.S. Army (Ret.); her grandchildren, Sharon Collins of Highland Springs, Bryan and David Rice, Lee and John Baker, all of Richmond. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (today). A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

BROWN
Departed this life June 11, 2000, Mr. David Brown of 1624 N. 28th St. Cherishing his memories are his devoted companion, Ms. Patricia Brown; two daughters, Wendy Turner and Diane Brown; seven grandc hildren; mother and father, Deacon and Deaconess Robert and Julia Brown; one sister, Julie Brown; three brothers, Robert Jr., Vernon, and George Brown; nine aunts, among them one devoted, Mrs. Mary Wardlow; three uncles, cousins, one son-in-law; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Henrietta Brown; brother-in-law, Stuart Brown; other relatives and friends. Reposing at the Scott-Lightfoot Funeral Home, 3021 "N" St., where the family will receive friends Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 14 W. Duval St. Rev. John Johnson Jr., Pastor, officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. His remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. 

CHAMBERLAIN
William Bolling Chamberlain, age 94, of Richmond, died at his home where he had lived for 60 years, on Sunday, June 11, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Alby Chamberlain; two daughters, Betsy Hartz and her husband, Bill Hartz and Mrs. Beverly Dickinson; three granddaughters, Christy Curtice and her husband, Gino Curtice, Susanne Shulleeta and her husband, Eugene Shulleeta, and Courtney Witt Hartz; two great-grandchildren, Oliva Curtice and Anthony Shulleeta. He was a devoted, generous, kind and loving Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who dedicated his life to his family. Mr. Chamberlain graduated from the School of Banking at Johns Hopkins University. He retired from the Trust Department of the former State Planters Bank, now SunTrust Bank, after 40 years of service. A family graveside service will be held at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Giles Presbyterian Church where he was a charter member. Arrangements by the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home. 

CHAMBLISS
Alease Chambliss, 81, of Emporia, Va., departed this life on June 10, 2000 at Greensville Memorial Nursing Home. She leaves to cherish her memory, Shirley Hicks of Richmond, Vera Black and Linda C hambliss of Emporia, and Mary Wall of Freeman, Va.; stepson, Reginald Neely of Dalzel, S.C.; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, 1 p.m. at Little Shiloh Baptist Church of Jarratt, Va. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Pearson-Bond Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

CHESLEY
Lois Frady Chesley, 92, died June 11, 2000 in Richmond, Va. She was a native of Asheville, N.C., where she taught school for 36 years. She moved to Richmond in 1998. She was the widow of Everett F. Chesley, and is survived by her brother, Everet Frady of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; her son and daughter-in-law, Everett P. and Nell Chesley of Richmond; three grandchildren, Maria and her husband, Dr. David Fisk of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Sara and her husband, Donald Kamencik of Richmond, Stephen Chesley of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Kamencik and Ryan Fisk. Services will be held June 17 at Groce Funeral Home, Asheville, N.C. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. 

CHILDRESS
Theodore E. Childress Jr., 69, of Richmond, passed on to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 13, 2000. He is survived by his two children, Kathy C. Edwards and Vickie L. Childress; and his sister, Virgi nia Williams. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Maury Cemetery. 

CONNOR
A memorial service will be held for Winston Richard Connor on Friday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Patterson and Forest Avenues, Richmond. 

COOKE
Mildred H. Cooke, 68, of Richmond, passed away June 13, 2000. She is survived by her children, Marvin Woolcott Jr., Larry Woolcott and his wife, Brenda, Sandra L. Clark, Marshall F. Cooke Jr., and Mic hael Cooke and his wife, Tricia; and also surviving her father, Lacy E. Hailey Sr.; brothers Lacie E. Hailey Jr. and James A. Hailey and sister, Gloria Arvette; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cooke retired from Nabisco after 17 years of service. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday, and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. 

CREWS
Departed this life June 12, 2000, Mr. Norman Lee Crews of 6500 Walmsley Blvd. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

DAVIS
Dorothy Davis of 404 E. Brookland Park Blvd. died June 13, 2000. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. 

FORD
Elna Louise Brock Ford, 75, of Chesterfield, departed this life Tuesday, June 13, 2000. She passed away at home in the loving presence of her family, and the spiritual comfort of God’s love. She was th e daughter of George W. Brock and Mamie A. Clarke. She is survived by her husband, Earl E. Ford; three sons, Earl E. Ford Jr., Rev. Russell Ford, and Rev. Richard Ford; one daughter, Audrey Ford Cash; one son-in-law, Ray Cash; three daughters-in-law, Sue Ford, Teresa Ford and Sandy Ford; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ford was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and an inspiration to many lives. She was a long time Sunday school teacher at Manchester Baptist Church, ever a spiritual counselor and a loving, faithful servant of the Lord. She was a recipient of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Community Service Award in recognition of her helping of people, often strangers in need. Her earthly remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by interment in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Bon Secours Hospice/St. Mary’s Health Care Foundation, 5008 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23230 or the American Leukemia Society. 

FORNEY
Aldo A. Forney (Tony), age 93, of Richmond, died June 13, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Olga E. Forney; his daughters, Leonora E. Orlandi and Joan M. Wyland; his brother, Frank Forney ; his sister, Stella Muoio; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Forney was a member of the Knights of Columbus #395 and the Sons of Italy #315. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where the family will receive friends Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Christian wake at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Friday 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Building Fund, 8200 Woodman Road, Richmond, Va. 23228 or Little Sister’s of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. 

GILLS
Howard A. Gills Jr., age 86, of Richmond, died Monday, June 12, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Anne Peple Gills; his son and daughter-in-law, Howard A. and Coral Gills III; three grandchildren, How ard A. IV, Keith E. and T. Scott Gills; also three great-grandchildren. Mr. Gills was president of Gills & Atkins, Inc., vice president sales with the C.F. Sauer Co. and owner of Business Libraries. His civic activities include being president of the Richmond Junior Board of Trade, a board member of the Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, a founder of the Presidents and Managers Club, charter member of the Bull and Bear Club. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, is assisting family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 

GOODMAN
Lilmon Sacra Goodman, 88, of Beaverdam, died June 13, 2000. She was predeceased by her only daughter, Ann Goodman Griffin. She is survived by her son-in-law, Earl Griffin; her sisters, Livey Edenton, Laura Marchette, Ruth Edenton, Patty Durrett; and a devoted friend, Michelle Griffin. The family will receive friends in the Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 15583 Coatesville Rd., Beaverdam, Va. 23015. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. The family suggests memorial gifts to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. 

GORDON
Deaconess Josephine Corinthian Williams Gordon, born January 10, 1895, entered eternal rest June 9, 2000 at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond, Va., after a long illness. She was born in Caroline C ounty, the sixth child of the late Lewis Williams and Josephine Lawson Williams. Her husband, John W. Gordon, also preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories one son, John Hyter Gordon of Woodbridge, Va.; one devoted daughter, Hortense Gordon of Mineral, Va.; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 at Mt. Garland Baptist Church, 4000 Buckner Road, Bumpass, Va., Route 609. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, June 17 at the church. Rev. Floyd Roane officiating. Thomasson’s Funeral Service, Inc., in Louisa is in charge of arrangements. 

GREEN
Mrs. Thelma A. Richardson Green of N. 27th St. departed this life June 10, 2000. She is survived by her sons, William J. (Barbara) and Carl T. (Earline) Pitchford; daughter, Frances Green; nine grand children, six great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends, among them devoted, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnson Sr., Mrs. Mary Morris, Mrs. Dorothy Jackson and Mrs. Lillie Mae Bullock. Her remains rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, where her family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. After 10 a.m. Thursday, her remains will rest at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where a Mass will be conducted at 12 noon. Father James E. Parke celebrant. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. 

HARRISON
Herbert E. Harrison Jr., 56, passed away June 12, 2000 in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Born September 11, 1943 in Lewisburg, W.Va., son of Mayda H. Mahone and the late Herbert E. Harrison Sr. Survived by his w ife, Annette F. Harrison; son, Kevin J. and daughter-in-law, Patty; daughter, Angela Fischer and son-in-law, Patrick; grandchildren, Adam, Lindsey, and Stephanie; mother, Mayda H. Mahone; sisters, Betty Soto, and Joyce Lysaght; sister-in-law, Julie Harrison; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harrison was a Field Service Engineer with General Electric for 32 years. Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, 2 p.m. Interment Dale Memorial Park. 

JENKINS
Miss Mary Virginia Jenkins, 79, of Richmond, daughter of the late, James Kent and Mrs. Virginia Gibbs Jenkins, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000. She was retired as supervisor of Accounting Opera tions for the Commonwealth of Virginia Medical Assistance Program. She was a Past Matron of Betsy Ross Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Virginia Museum, the Richmond Business & Professional Woman’s Club, and the Loyalty Class of First Baptist Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where friends will be received 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with an Eastern Star Memorial Service being held at 7:30 p.m. A service will be held at the gravesite in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Eastern Star Home, 3000 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227 or to the American Heart Association. 

JONES
Departed this life June 11, 2000, Ms. Thelma Pauline Jones, formerly of 456 E. Ladies Mile Rd. She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Mary J. Curtis; four great-nieces, three great-nephews and other rela tives and friends, among them a life long friend, Mrs. Harriett Wilson. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave., where funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. Rev. James Ryan officiating. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home 12:45 p.m. Thursday. 

JONES
Ruby L. Jones, 69, of Richmond, loving mother of five and a true saint of God, went home to be with the Lord from the Holy Land of Jerusalem in spiritual laughter, on Thursday, June 8, 2000. She is sur vived by her five children, Jeffrey Jones, Dennis Jones, Kenny Jones, Rebecca Goforth and Beverly Mitchell; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; two sisters. The family will receive guests at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle, 2701 Hull St. Rd. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle. We will love you forever and wait for the day we will be reunited again. 

KIRBY
Lois L. Kirby died June 12, 2000. She was retired from Legget & Myers Tobacco Co. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Dale Memorial Park. 

MASON
James Edward Mason, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii and formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., died September 13, 1999 in Kona, Hawaii. He was born September 10, 1936 in Richmond and graduated from Hermitage High Sc hool in 1955. He retired from the Delco Division of General Motors in Milwaukee, was a veteran of the Marine Corps, a member of the South Kona Seniors and a volunteer with the Hawaii Blood Bank and RSVP. He is survived by his wife, Betty; brothers, Frank G. and his wife, Rosemary Mason of Jacksonville, Fla., and Aubrey G. Mason of Aux Sables Forks, N.Y.; a nephew and nieces. Graveside memorial service will be held June 17, 2 p.m. at Westhampton Memorial Park. 

MOORE
Beatrice Davis Moore, 87, of Sandston, Va., widow of Calvin Ludwell Moore, died Friday, June 9, 2000. She is survived by her brothers-in-law, Eugene Moore of Harrisburg, Pa., Marlin Moore of Fancy Gap, Va., and Harold Moore of Elizabethtown, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Thelma Moore Crozier of Carlisle, Pa.; also, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Moore was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Remains rest at Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Cancer Society. 

NOEL
Ida Mae Noel, 85, of Richmond, widow of Woodrow W. Noel, passed away June 13, 2000. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Frances V. Waters of Richmond; brother, Hilara H. Waters of Plymouth, N.C.; two nephews, Bruce and Wayne Waters of Plymouth, N.C.; two nieces, Mary Clyde Waters of Raleigh, N.C. and Robin W. Courtney of Richmond; Mrs. Noel was retired employee from Philip Morris. She was a member of Parham Rd. Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Covenant Columns Manor Inc., 510 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23223. 

ROSSON
Margaret Rosson, age 84, of Louisa, passed away June 13, 2000 at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Ann and husband, Leslie Rigsby Jr. of Mineral, Va. She is also s urvived by one sister, Helen R. Moss of Callao, Va.; one granddaughter, Sylvia Rigsby. She was a member of Goldmine Baptist Church, where she was treasurer, secretary, trustee and assistant treasurer. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Goldmine Baptist Church. Rev. Perry Clore officiating. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

SALLEY
John David Salley, 53, of Richmond, passed away June 9, 2000. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970. He worked as a designer for 21 y ears. He then became a Bob Ross instructor and fulfilled his dream of teaching others the joy of painting. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hayes Salley; six children, Virginia, Robert, Michael, Christine, Paul and Charles; two sisters, Sharon Lee Nicholson and Rose Ann Bernhouse; their children, Kathleen Smallwood, David Nicholson, Karryn Nicholson, and Lessie and Sarri Rose Bernhouse; and three grandchildren, Benjamin, David and Johnnie. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, and where a Christian wake will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Epiphany on Friday, June 16, 2000 at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St., Richmond, Va. 23224, 230-4399. 

STARKES
Ida Wilson Starkes, 92, of Glen Allen, Va. departed this life Monday, June 12, 2000. She is survived by her sister, Candace Wilson Rose of Lititz, Pa.; two grandchildren; one devoted, Barbara Puryea r and Charlie Walters III; seven great-grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew; one sister-in-law, Mary Wilson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains will rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Streets. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 15, 1 p.m. at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3700 Midlothian Turnpike. Pastor Gene M. Donaldson, officiating. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. After 12 p.m. Thursday, remains will rest in the above named church until hour of service. Relatives and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the church, Thursday, 12:30 p.m. 

STELLS
Patricia M. Stells, 94, of Richmond, widow of Joseph T. Stells, passed away June 12, 2000. She is survived by her two daughters, Alice Hester and her husband, Russell, and Edith Cauthorne, all of Rich mond; also four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Westhampton Memorial Park. Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad. 

TALMAN
Jesse Pryne Talman Jr. (Jake), age 75, died June 12, 2000, son of the late Alma G. and Jesse P. Talman Sr. He is survived by Lois Huffman Talman, beloved wife of 51 years. He is also survived by thr ee children: daughter, Janet T. and son-in-law, Russell L. Madison of Mechanicsville; son, Jesse P. (Jay) III and daughter-in-law, Kimberly K. of Virginia Beach; daughter, Robyn A. Talman and son-in-law, Michael D. Boss of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren, Amy M. Hilliard, Kelly A. Madison, Whitney P. Madison, Kirby A. Talman, Jesse T. Boss, Isaac M. Boss; two great-grandchildren, Caroline P. and Kaitlyn M. Hilliard; also survived by three brothers, James B. (Ike) of Chesapeake, Richard E. Sr. (Mike) and Herbert B. (Buck) of Glen Allen; sister, Anne T. Page of Richmond. Mr. Talman was a life long member and elder of Overbrook Presbyterian Church. He was the retired president of the family owned Blue and Gray Transportation Co. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. Entombment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 2605 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond, Va. 23228 or American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter, P.O. Box 26508, Richmond, Va. 23261. 

TILLER
Departed this life June 11, 2000, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Tiller of 717 Parham Rd. She is survived by one sister, Marie J. Cunningham; a devoted friend and caretaker, Joseph Buford; three nieces, Tracy C. Gravely, Linda Johnson and Raette Johnson; four nephews, Craig and Kenneth Johnson, Gregory and Eric Cunningham; several great-nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Thursday, 1 p.m. at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Rd. Dr. Andrew Moseley, pastor, officiating. Interment Quioccasin Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at church 12:45 p.m., Thursday. 

VIVAS
Elizabeth Ann "Becky" Vivas of Chester, Va. died June 12, 2000 after a valiant battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, John M. Vivas; two daughters, Brandy Powell and Brooke Vivas; son, Ma son Vivas, all of Chester; parents, John G. and Marie S. Walker; sister, Regina Kyle of Texas; two brothers, Christopher Walker of Powhatan and John R. Walker of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chesterfield Chapel of J.T. Morris & Son. Interment will be in Bermuda Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

WARE
Mary Vaden Ware, 85, widow of Stanley Taylor Ware, Ware’s Warf, Va., died on June 13, 2000 in Williamsburg, Va. She is survived by a son, S. Taylor Ware Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Carol S. Ware; a daughte r, Barbara W. Shepherd; a son-in-law, H. Winston Shepherd; a sister, Harriette V. Price; four granddaughters, Jennifer W. Baldwin, Mary W. Morrow, Anne S. Ware and Barbara W. Shepherd; a grandson, Winston Shepherd Jr.; and a great-grandson, Brandon M. Baldwin. She was predeceased by a brother, Herbert W. Vaden of Zephyrhills, Florida. A graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Miller’s Tavern, Va. on Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tappahannock Rescue Squad or to Williamsburg Rescue Squad. 

WILLIAMS
Katie Williams (Charlie Mae) of 8415 Shire Court, Mechanicsville, entered eternal rest June 12, 2000. Cherishing her memory are her husband, Elwood Williams; two daughters, Sylvian and Latarra; tw o grandchildren, Chauncey and Kazelle; eight sisters and two brothers, Willie Smith Jr., Jannie M. Banks and husband, Gary, Andrew L. Robinson, Lillie M. Morris and husband, Jimmy, Julia M. Pease, Elaine Ward, Katie M. Williams and husband, Lloyd, Joann D. Fitzgerald and husband, Alonzo, Sgt. Gloria M. Denson, Sylvia Brinson and husband, Ronald; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Eulogistic service will be conducted Thursday, 1 p.m. at New Dimensions Christian Fellowship Church, 3911 Austin Avenue. Pastor Stanley Jones, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME 

WOOD
Mrs. Willie Leona Wood of Chesterfield died Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at her home. She was a former resident of Richmond and resided in Chesterfield for the past 25 years. She was the daughter of the late Rev. William Philip and Florence Leona Speight Brooke and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Wood. She is survived by a son, Thomas J. Wood and his wife, Maria G. Wood of Petersburg; three daughters, Barbara W. Green and her husband, Earl J. Green of Richmond, Eileen Wood Whelan and her husband, James R. Whelan of Chesterfield, and Mary Wood Costas and her husband, Carlos H. Costas of Richmond; five grandchildren, Carlos J. and David W. Costas, Suzanne J. Bryson, Sherry W. Upton and James R. Whelan III; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Brooke Grogan of Glen Allen. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chesterfield Chapel of the J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. 

WYATT
Departed this life June 10, 2000, Mrs. Gertrude O. Wyatt of 1112 Hollister Ave., formerly of 3715 Edgewood Ave. She is survived by several loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces, nephews and cousins, two brothers-in-law; and other relatives and friends, among them, devoted Kenneth Bey. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Dr. Andrew Moseley officiating. In lieu of flowers, if it is your desire, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. 


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