Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published May 5, 2000

BARDEN
Mildred Ranson Barden, 89, of Chesterfield, died May 3, 2000. She was the widow of Richard (Bud) Barden and is survived by her daughters, Frances B. Beales, Barbara Ann Barden, and Nancy B. Combs; so ns, Richard L., Robert J., William A., Charles E., T. Raymond, and Roy S. Barden; sister, Dr. Kathleen Ranson; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Her remains rest at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Union Baptist Church in Amelia with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to: Union Baptist Church, c/o 1445 Schroeder Road, Powhatan, Va. 23139. 

BISHOP
PFC. Dwayne D. Bishop of Ft. Campbell, Ky. entered eternal rest May 1, 2000. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

BOLTON
Maude Clingman Bolton, age 85, of Richmond, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She was the widow of William Alfred Bolton and is survived by one daughter, Betty L. Bolton; one sister, Elizabeth Kinsey; one brother, William E. Clingman; two grandsons, Barney D. and Jeffrey A. Keeton; four great-grandchildren, Leah, Dana, Eric and Jeffrey Jr. Keeton; and a very special friend, David L. Carson Sr. Mrs. Bolton was retired from the office of the Commissioner of Revenue for the City of Richmond, was a member of the Eastern Star #176 and a member of Third Christian Church. Her remains rest at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnam Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Third Christian Church or Bon Secours Hospice. 

BOWMAN
Ted D. Bowman Jr., born May 13, 1958, went to be with the Lord May 2, 2000. He is survived by a devoted and loving wife, Linda S. Bowman, who was also his best friend. He is also survived by one son, Ted D. Bowman III. Other survivors include his mother, Julia M. Bowman; brothers, Gary L., Walter B., and Danny E. Bowman; sisters, Lisa B. Minnick and Mable Cummings; nephews, Gary Bowman Jr., Kenny Bowman, and Jacob W. Yates; nieces, Karla Cummings and Madeline Bowman; very devoted friend, Debra J. Kincaid; also numerous aunts, uncles and friends. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Friday. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Knoll Cemetery, Stuart, Va. 

BOWSER
Ulysses Bowser of Richmond, departed this life Monday, May 1, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Cassie B. Bowser; one daughter, Cynthia Robinson; one son, Shaun Bowser; four grandchildren; two sisters , Mollie J. Lacks and Alice Bowser; one aunt; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; three nieces and three nephews, Herbert and Walter Allman, Shirley Watson, Vancine and Keith Staton, and Ronald Edmonson; several great-nieces and nephews; a host of cousins, among them a very dear cousin, Alice Kerns; other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 1:30 p.m. Rev. Ronald C. Taylor, officiating. Interment in Maury Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the funeral home, Saturday, 1 p.m. 

BROCKINGTON
Departed this life on May 4, 2000, Margaret (Deborah) Brockington, formerly of 1220 N. 37th Street. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Notice of funeral later. 

BURKE
Isaiah "Coleman" Burke, 63, of Chester, died Thursday, May 4, 2000 in the John Randolph Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Isaiah Burke; and a brother, Carl G. Burke. He is survive d by his wife of 40 years, Willodean M. Burke; a son and daughter-in-law, Coleman (Marty) and Jennifer Burke of Prince George; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Missie) and Ted P. Hinson of Mechanicsville; a granddaughter, Ashley V. Hinson; a grandson, Tyler P. Hinson; mother, Inez J. Burke; two brothers, Ray C. Burke of Hopewell and Forrest L. Burke of Woodbridge; as well as a host of devoted relatives and friends. Mr. Burke was an avid Thomas Dale High School football fan and was retired from Reynolds Metals Company after 32 years of service. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 6, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 8 p.m. in the chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thomas Dale High School Football Program. 

COLEMAN
Mae Frances Coleman departed this life on May 2, 2000. She is survived by her devoted husband, Ivory L. Coleman Sr.; four daughters, Rev. Bertha Baskerville, Diane Gordon, Sheila Golden and Jean Col eman; three sons, Ivory L. Jr., Clemento and Darryl Coleman; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James L., Charles, and Waverly Archie; sister, Wayvonne Mickens; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, among them Priscilla McMillan and Ethel Allen. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where family will receive friends Friday (tonight) from 6 to 7 p.m., and where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 12 noon with Rev. Bertha Baskerville delivering the eulogy. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. 

DAVENPORT
Departed this life May 1, 2000, Mrs. Isabelle Brown Davenport of 1025 W. Grace St. She is survived by one daughter, Cassandra Adams; three grandchildren, Ericka Monroe, Jason and Keith Adams; one brother, John Brown; two nieces, Rosemary Clinton and Juanita Prather; two nephews, Gregory and Rodney Brown; one aunt, Margaret Gordon; one sister-in-law, Gloria Brown; other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. Rev. Barbara Taylor-Harris officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 780-1790. 

DINSMORE
Charles David (Charlie Brown) Dinsmore, 49, of Ashland, formerly of Highpoint, N.C., died May 3, 2000. He is survived by his brother and sisters, June, Jean, Cheryl, Donald, Terry and Kim; his niece s and nephews, Christy, Matthew, Jimmy, Zachary, Chelsea and Jacob; his great-nephews, Micah and Samuel. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland. 

EWALD
Molly Marie Ewald, infant daughter of Brian H. and Linda B. Ewald of Glen Allen went to be with those before her on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sister, Rita Ewald. A celebration service of her life will be conducted Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Molly Ewald Memorial Education Fund, 9702 Gayton Rd., #185, Richmond, Va. 23233 for the purpose of advancing clinical education for the Neonatal ICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital. 

FAULCONER
Percival Hunter Faulconer Jr., 62, of Charlottesville, Va., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at Virginia Beach, Va. He was born March 2, 1938, the son of the late P. Hunter and Mary Tyree Faulconer. He was preceded in death by his brother Edward H. Faulconer. He is survived by his wife, Flip; his four daughters, Anne Case, Robbie Mascotte, Chapin and Holly Faulconer; his son, Hunter III; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Carter McNeely and sister-in-law, Jeanne Marie Faulconer. Hunter was a life-long resident of Charlottesville, attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1962 where he played football and tennis. He was a member of St. Anthony Hall. The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to one’s favorite charity. Hill & Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville is in charge of arrangements. 

FREEBURN
Departed this life May 1, 2000, Norman A. Freeburn of Washington, D.C. He is survived by one daughter, Sharhiesha Grady; one son, Sean Grady; mother, Barbara Jackson; father, Raymond Freeburn; stepp arents, Robert Jackson and Imogen Freeburn; two sisters, Claudette Curry and Vanessa Freeburn; two brothers, Peter David and Paul Davis Freeburn; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; three stepsisters, four stepbrothers; one sister-in-law, Candace B. Freeburn; one brother-in-law, Albert Curry; and other relatives and friends, among them, devoted, Diamond Muhammad; and daughter, Amber Muhammad. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave., where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Interment Family Cemetery, Louisa Co., Va. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home, 12:45 p.m. Saturday. 

GATHRIGHT
Kenneth E. Gathright, Lieutenant Colonel, Virginia Air National Guard, Retired, departed this life, May 3, 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by Carol "Buddy" Kipps Gathright and Jane Redford Gathright. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Terry G. Parr; one son, Michael E. Gathright, Lieutenant Colonel U.S.A.F.; stepson, G. Ross Riddell; four grandchildren, a host of other relatives. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home’s Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends Friday (today) 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 9000 St. Martin’s Lane, Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn. 

GWALTNEY
James Thurman (Tweet) Gwaltney Sr., 83, widower of Carolyn Owen Spain Gwaltney died May 3, 2000. He was a retired VA Dept. of Transportation employee, a veteran of the 8th Air Force 448th Bomber Gr oup, World War II and the Korean War, and the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Gwaltney was a member of Patterson Ave. Baptist Church, Lodge of Strict Observance #207, A.F. & A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite Bodies, and ACCA Temple Shrine Legion of Honor. He was also a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital with more than 3000 hours served. Survivors include his sons; Joseph E. Spain, James T. (Jimmy) Gwaltney Jr., Charles Owen Gwaltney, and Jon Eppes Gwaltney and his wife, Amie; a sister, Edna Gwaltney Mason; and four grandchildren, Dylan, Chas, Jessie, and J.J. Gwaltney. Mr. Gwaltney was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Gray Gwaltney. Remains rest at the Central Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where a funeral service will be conducted Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park. 

HANSEN
Gerald Iner Hansen, (Retired) Master Gunnery Sergeant, U.S.M.C., age 56, of Fenton, Mich., died Sunday, April 30, 2000 in Chesterfield, Va. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, a t Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, Mich. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Southside Church of Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Rd., Chesterfield, Va. Mr. Hansen was born September 17, 1943, in Holly, Mich., the son of Iner Monrad and Hazel Edna (Harwood) Hansen. He was a member of the National Rifle Assoc. and Retired Aviation Supply Marine Organization. Mr. Hansen was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are two children, Randy and wife, Kim Hansen of Vernon, Renee and husband, Johnnie Hayes of Linden; four grandchildren, Taylor, Cheyenne, Kaci, Tori; sister, Judy and husband, Ted Banasiak; nieces, Shantelle Whalen, Angie Stone; fiancee`, Cathie Hall and her son, Cory; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

HEASLEY
John H. Heasley, 91, of Amelia, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000. He is survived by two daughters, Jane Smith of Orlando, Fla. and Peggy Marquis of Richmond; four grandchildren, and one great-grand son. Graveside services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Graceland Baptist Church, P.O. Box 549, Powhatan, Va. 23139. 

HESS
Sara Lipscomb Mason Hess, 91, died on Saturday, April 29, 2000. She is survived by her beloved children, J. Lorin Mason, Jr., M.D. of Pawley's Island, S.C. and his wife, Bebe, and Sally Mason Maynard an d her husband, J. Gary Maynard Jr., D.D.S. of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 in the Commons at Westminster-Canterbury, Richmond, Va. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, S.C. on Monday, May 8 at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Westminster-Canterbury Fellowship Fund or the River Road Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund. 

LANTHRIP
Eston M. (Jack) Lanthrip, 77, of Mechanicsville, retired firefighter with the City of Richmond for 31 years and the husband of Bessie Snow Lanthrip, passed away, Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Remains rest a t the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Homes, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and where a service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to a rescue squad of your choice. 

LEE
Wilma C. Lee, died May 4, 2000. Survived by her daughter, Jimmie Lee Elam and son-in-law, C.B. Elam Jr. of Bracey; a sister, Dorotha Lee of Decherd, Tenn.; two brothers, J. Merle Crawley of Daisy, Tenn. and Eugene Crawley of Shelbyville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Ben Elam of Angier, N.C. and Matt Elam of Bracey. Services Monday, 11 a.m. in Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Daisy, Tenn. Interment in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Tenn. Memorial service Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 7 p.m. in the South Hill Church of Christ, 409 West High St., South Hill, by Minister Troy Hollandsworth. Memorial contributions to the Southside Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 546, South Hill, Va. 23970. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill, is in charge of arrangements. 

LEWIS
Mr. Philip Mason Lewis, age 82, of Brodnax, Va., died May 2, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Thompson Lewis; a daughter, Anne L. Rylands of Lawrenceville; a son and daughter-in-law, Phil an d Cynthia Lewis of Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Shawn Lewis, Krisha Jones, Leigh Herrmann and Heidi Farmer; five great-grandchildren, Paxton and Reed Lewis, Kayla and Jackson Herrmann and Mason Jones; a sister, Bess Mitchell; and a brother, Herbert R. Lewis, both of Richmond. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Family will receive friends Saturday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Meredithville. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove UMC, 6457 Grandy Rd., Brodnax, Va. 23920. 

MELVIN
Bryan Daniel Melvin of Chester, Va. died May 4, 2000. Survived by his mother and father, Doris and Van Melvin; brother, R. Bruce Melvin; and his best friend, Alley. 

PROFFITT
Mattye E. Proffitt, 87, the widow of Lee C. Proffitt, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Vivian P. and Robert G. Murphy of Midlothian; two grandsons, R. Scott Murphy of Richmond and Gregory C. Murphy of Los Angeles; two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many very special friends. Mrs. Proffitt was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, The Virginia State Teachers Association and was a retired School Teacher, teaching in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties and the City of Richmond. Friends may call at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Penick Rd., with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. 

PURCELL
Shirley M. Purcell, age 62, of Highland Springs, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. She was the widow of Hunter E. Purcell Sr.; and is survived by her loving family, two daughter s, Wanda M. Carnohan and her husband, Anthony, and Shelby J. Purcell; two sons, Hunter E. Purcell Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, and David L. Purcell; six beloved grandchildren, Christopher A., Jason M., and Crystal M. Carnohan, Jamie M. Beasley, Alexandra N. and Brooke M. Purcell; three brothers, four sisters, and many other devoted family members and friends. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. 

RICHARDSON
Barbara Michelle (Shelly) Richardson suddenly departed this life on April 28, 2000. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael D. Carter. She is survived by her daughter, April P. Carter; her f ather, Samuel A. Richardson Jr.; five sisters, Saundra Elaine, Cheryl Belinda, Wanda Denise, and Tamara Arneda Richardson, Dr. Sharon A. Asihene and brother-in-law, Dr. William Y. Asihene; one brother, Samuel A. Richardson III; six grandchildren, JaQuez Knight, Chardonay Carrington, MiEsha and MiAsha Swindell, and Anthony Jr. and Aaron Risper; a host of devoted aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, among them devoted Miss Denise Saunders. A memorial service will be held at W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, 2700 North Ave., on Saturday, May 6, at 5 p.m. Please omit flowers. 

RUMPLE
Helen Margaret Rumple, 92, died peacefully May 4, 2000 surrounded by friends and Little Sisters of the Poor. For the last eight years she made her home St. Joseph’s. She grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and then went to Washington as a civil servant. She later became the secretary to General Carlos Romulo when he headed the Philippines’ delegation to the first organizational meeting of the United Nations. Through General Romulo she met the work of Moral Re-Armament. When the General returned to the Philippines, Helen Rumple volunteered to work full-time with MRA. Miss Rumple came to live in Richmond in 1974. She was always interested in both civic and world affairs, and she was actively involved in creating good community relations in the city. She attended The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. There are no close family survivors, but a host of cousins and friends will miss her greatly. In lieu of flowers, her wish was that gifts be given to The St. Joseph’s Home or Moral Re-Armament. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Home on a date to be announced. 

SKAGGS
Warren K. Skaggs, 34, of Richmond, formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed April 30, 2000. He was affiliated with Parkway Realty Co. His interests included automobile restoration and home improvement . He is survived by his parents Jerry and Linda Skaggs; sister, Cindy Skaggs; devoted friend, Darren Kusaj. Interment in Glen Burnie. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to RGC Foundation, 353-8890, 19 N. Belmont Ave., Richmond, Va. 23221. 

SMITH
Louise C. Kidd Smith, 87, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2000. She was the widow of Leslie Kidd and George Smith Sr., and is survived by her daughter, Phyllis J. Khoury; daughter a nd son-in-law, Ann K. and Stiecy Goode; sisters, Mary Lee C. Bowling, Mildred C. Crowley, and Carol C. Ferguson; brother, Richard W. Campbell; grandchildren, Diane Mazza, Sharon Davis, Pamela Goode, Donna Mills, Beckie Goode, Michael Khoury and David Khoury; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jonathan, Todd, Stacey, George, Davis, Elise, and Daniel. Mrs. Smith was a member of Bethany Place Baptist Church and a retiree of American Tobacco. Her remains rest at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd., (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Hospice of Central Virginia, 5540 Falmouth St., Suite 307, Richmond, Va. 23230. 

SNELLA
The Rev. Adolph A. Snella, a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, died Thursday, May 4, 2000. He is survived by his nephew, Dr. Edward Snella of St. Clair Shores, Mich. His remai ns rest at St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, 1503 Michael Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday (tonight) and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 9, 11 a.m. at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged. 

SWANN
Mozelle A. Swann, age 96, of Richmond, formerly of Amelia, died on May 3, 2000. Notice later. V.Y. Scott Funeral Home, Amelia. 

SMITH
Tabb "Bert" Smith Bertram, 82, of Gloucester and Culpeper, died May 3, 2000 in Culpeper Regional Hospital. He was a native of and life long resident of Gloucester County. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and was an Army Veteran of WWII, obtaining the rank of Captain. He served two terms as Treasurer of Gloucester county from 1976 until 1983 and then return to running Tucker Store in Gloucester with his wife. He is a member of Singleton United Methodist Church in Schley and also a member of the Gloucester Ruritan Club. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Julia Tucker Smith, a daughter, Paula S. Beard of Culpeper, a sister, Grace Leigh Rowe of Gloucester Point; two brothers, Graham Smith and Kenneth Smith, both of Schley, Va.; and a grandson, Richard Beard. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. in Singleton United Methodist Church by Rev. Penny D. Pugh. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to the building Fund of Singleton United Methodist Church, Box 27, Schley, Va. 23154, or to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061. 

TUCKER
Doretha Ann Tucker of Crewe, Va., entered eternal rest May 4, 2000. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

UNDERWOOD
Oscar Underwood of 3702 Moss Side Ave. entered eternal rest May 4, 2000. Professional services entrusted to: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

WALKER
Departed this life May 4, 2000, Mr. James L. Walker of Richmond. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

WEBB
Irene Wright Webb, 88, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2000 at a local nursing home. She was born August 1, 1911 in Louisa County, daughter of the late George L. Wright and Katie E. Wright. She was wife of the late Robert Webb. Mrs. Webb was a member of Jefferson Park Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Winsome Class. She is survived by a sister, Virginia W. Nelson of McLean and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., today, May 5, 2000 at Jefferson Park Baptist Church. Rev. Jeffrey Riddle officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Jefferson Park Baptist Church, 2505 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, 29903 or a charity of your choice. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAMS
John Otis "Bummy" Williams Jr., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at his home in Palmyra. Born July 29, 1926 in Louisa County, he was a son of the late Susie Tyler Williams and John Otis Williams Sr. of Troy. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Tyler Williams; and three nephews, David, Robert and Matthew Williams, all of Washington, D.C. Surviving are his wife of almost fifty years, Janet Kayser Williams; two daughters, Anne Williams Daniel and husband, Robert of College Park, Md. and Barbara Williams Custis and husband, Glenn of Midlothian; one son, John Kayser Williams of Troy; and three grandsons, Andrew and Timothy Daniel and Jason Custis. Bummy was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church. He owned and managed Williams Appliance Center in Palmyra for 45 years. During World War II he served in the United States Navy aboard the Destroyer Escort, "U.S.S. Walter B. Cobb". Next to his family and friends, he loved music the most, especially jazz. He attended Berklee School of Music (formerly Schlinger House) in Boston, Massachusetts. He played piano in local bands during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Among them, the Buss Smith Orchestra of Charlottesville and the Connor Phillips Orchestra of Orange County. The family will receive friends at his home in Palmyra on Friday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A graveside funeral, officiated by the Rev. Michael Finn-McKenzie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery on Route #659 in Columbia. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions, consider Hospice of the Piedmont at 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store is in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAMS
Mrs. Emma M. Williams of Richmond, departed this life Monday, May 1, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Williams Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Evangeline Crenshaw (Herman); three sons, Minister Clarence E. Williams, Chaplain Sanford Williams III (Bernice), all of Richmond and Rev. Dr. Thurman L. Williams Sr. (Hattie) of Newport News; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Eloise M. Hunter of Goldsboro, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her remains are resting at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. Dr. Wilson E.B. Shannon, officiating. Eulogy by Elder Alexander Motley Sr. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the funeral home, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. The family may be contacted at 233-1863. 

WINSTON
Willie (Wimp) Winston Jr., of 3110 N. 33rd St., entered eternal rest May 1, 2000. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Jeannie Winston; one stepdaughter, one granddaughter, three uncles, four aunts, one niece, three nephews, father-in-law, mother-in-law, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. A eulogistic service will be conducted Friday (today), 1 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel of A.D. Price Funeral Establishment, 212 E. Leigh St. Dr. Alonza Lawrence officiating. Professional services entrusted to: A D PRICE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT 

WOODHOUSE
Departed this life April 28, 2000, Lydia Alberta Johnson Woodhouse of Richmond. She was the wife of the late, Charles Woodhouse. She leaves to mourn her son, James S. (Crum) Moore; one daughter-in- law, Gwendolyn H. Moore; three devoted grandchildren, Vernon, Keenon, and Shawn, of which the latter two, she raised; four devoted sisters, Joyce Watson and Betty Jean Tillar of Richmond, Phyliss Upshaw of King William and Lola Meade of Fairfield, Calif.; one brother, William Miles (Buck) Johnson Jr. of Virginia Beach; five brothers-in-law, Melvin L. Wilkes Sr. and Eddie Tillar of Richmond, Preston Frank Upshaw Sr. and Edward Jones of King William, John Herman (Chubby) Woodhouse of Virginia Beach; two sisters-in-law, Dianne Johnson of Virginia Beach and Priscilla Johnson of King William; a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends; a devoted friend, Lucy King. The family will receive visitors Friday, May 5, 2000, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2000, 12 Noon at the Gethsemane Baptist Church, King William. Burial church cemetery. Remains will lie in state Saturday, 11 a.m. 


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