Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published September 2, 2000

ARMSTRONG
Violette Stith Cleaton Armstrong, 89, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2000. She was a resident of The Hermitage in Richmond. She was the widow of William H. Cleaton and Robert L. Arm strong. Mrs. Armstrong was a retired supervisor in the accounting department at Virginia Carolina Chemical. She is survived by several devoted cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2, in Oakwood Cemetery. 

BRADNER
Numa Page Bradner, 75, of the 500 block of Scarsborough Drive, died Friday, September 1, 2000 in Chesapeake. Mr. Bradner was born in Yanceyville, N.C. and was the son of the late Harry and Bettie Ma e Page Bradner. He grew up in Danville, Va., where he attended George Washington High School and was very active in football and baseball. Mr. Bradner then earned his bachelor of science degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his masters degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. Mr. Bradner retired after having served thirty years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and director of secondary education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Amy Lee Hatcher Bradner of Chesapeake; three sons, James P. Bradner of Chesapeake, Jeffrey P. Bradner of Hanover Co., Va. and Joseph P. Bradner of Bridgehampton, N.Y.; two sisters, Wilma Weber of Danville, Va. and Betty Henderson of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000 at the Moseley Memorial United Methodist Church, Danville, Va. Rev. Rebecca Yow and Rev. Linwood Wells will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Danville. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. until the service time at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsey Inc., Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Green Tree Road, Baltimore, Md. 21208. 

EDEN
James Edward Eden, age 80, of Richmond, died Friday, September 1, 2000. Son of the late Alex and Myrtle Angel Eden, born in Pruden, Tenn., he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Clark Eden; two sons, Alex Clark Eden of Martinsville, Va. and Dr. Robert Scott Eden of Annapolis, Md.; one sister, Dolores Eden of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, John Eden of Seaford, Del.; also seven grandchildren, Alex and his wife, Lauren, Jana, Jamie, Jennifer, Suzanne, William and Andrew Eden. He was predeceased by one sister, Lucille Eden. Mr. Eden received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Lincoln Memorial University and doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee Law School. Mr. Eden served in the US Navy as a lieutenant during WWII. He practiced in private practice in Bristol, Tenn. before joining Prudential Mortgage Loan Dept. He served as resident attorney both in Richmond and Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Eden was a charter member and elder of River Rd. Presbyterian Church, a long time member and past chairman of the board of trustees for the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. His hobbies were photography and golf. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, September 3, 2000 at River Rd. Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. following a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may to made to Union Theological Seminary, Presbyterian School of Christian Education. 

GOLD
Hyman N. Gold, age 96, of Niles, Ill. and formerly of Richmond, Va., died Thursday, August 31, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Sadie; sister, niece, great-niece and nephew, two stepchildren and spous es, four stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Mr. Gold was a founding member of the 2400 Club of Richmond, Va., which provided camp for needy children. Private memorial service and interment will be held in New York. 

JAMES
Departed this life Friday, September 1, 2000, Mr. Floyd James Sr., 82, of Oilville, Va. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. Funeral notice later. 

JENKINS
Departed this life August 31, 2000, Jerry N. Jenkins of Richmond, Va. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later. 

JOLLY 
Lila Lee Jolly of Chesterfield died August 30, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Jolly; and her daughter, Patricia Siddall. She is survived by a daughter, Kathie Ligon; a son, T homas W. Jolly Jr.; a sister, Irene Henry; two grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Siddall. Mrs. Jolly was a longtime employee of Chesterfield County schools. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homeís Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd. Open visitation will be held beginning Friday at 2 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with interment at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9221 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23235. 

KIRBY
Roy O. Kirby Jr., 64, of Richmond, died Friday, September 1, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Kirby; a son, Gary Kirby; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Robert Eason; two grandchildren, C olin and Sydney Eason; his mother, Edna Kirby; a brother, Larry Kirby; two sisters, Eloise Jones and LaVerne Ware. His remains rest at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 4. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5 at Westhampton Memorial Park. 

MARTIN
Armelia Dixon Martin, 71, of Chesterfield, died September 1, 2000. She was the widow of Roy Preston Martin. She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Martin Ligon and Robin Cosby Martin; grandchildre n, Charity Woody and Chelsa Barker and her husband, Brad; great-grandsons, Brandon and Jacob Barker; also, Wallace Ligon. Her remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Amelia, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Ramsey Memorial UMC, CARITAS Program, 5900 Hull Street Rd., Richmond, Va. 23224. 

McINTOSH
Mrs. Dell Tinsley McIntosh, 79, of Richmond, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000. She is survived by her husband, James M. McIntosh; two daughters, Jan Lewis Moore and her husband, Tim of Spotsylvania, and Jill McIntosh Johnson of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Dane Lewis, Mark Johnson and Leigh Johnson. Mrs. McIntosh was a native of Italy, Texas. She was employed as a Secretary in Administration at Pueblo Air Force Base in Colorado, where she met Mr. McIntosh. They were wed in 1945 in Orange, Va. Mrs. McIntosh was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild and was a Sunday School teacher. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church with interment in the Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of All Saints Episcopal Church, 8787 River Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. 

OVERTON
Mr. Bernard Leigh Overton of Richmond, Va., died August 31, 2000 at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center in Leland, N.C. He was born in Prince Edward County, Va., on June 4, 1921 and was 79 years old. He was the son of Mr. John Bondurant Overton and Mrs. Ida Leigh Bondurant and was married to Mae Slayton Overton. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bernard Leigh Overton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae S. Overton of Richmond; one son, Bernie L. Overton Jr. and wife, Peggy of Leland, N.C.; one grandchild, Whitney Overton of Leland, N.C.; one brother, Edward T. Overton of Halifax; one sister, Minnie O. Goodman of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda O. Divley. Graveside services for Mr. Bernard Leigh Overton will be held Sunday, September 3, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston, Va., at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Stewart conducting the service. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Saturday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston, Va. 

OWENS
William F. Owens, 92, of Bohannon, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at his home. He was a native of Mathews and a seafood dealer in Baltimore, Md., until his retirement. Mr. Owens was a member of Emman uel United Methodist Church, Bohannon. Survived by two nieces; Cecelia Etheridge Cartwright of Vermont and Ellen Louise Owens Cook of Pennsylvania; one great-niece and three great-nephews. His remains rest at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery, Miles. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, September 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and suggests contributions to your favorite charity, church, or organization in Mathews Co. 

ROLLINS
Departed this life August 31, 2000, Charles Rollins of Montpelier, Va. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Tyler; three grandchildren, Roger, Toneisha and Javon Tyler; two loving and devoted sist ers, Clara James and Bertha Houchens; two brothers, Leroy and Herbert; one uncle, Willie Rawlings; two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. Funeral service 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church, Montpelier. Rev. Larry Owens Jr. officiating. Interment church cemetery. McCarthy, Director. 

RUSSINSKY
On Thursday, August 31, 2000, Helen C. Russinsky of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Richmond, Va., beloved wife of the late Julius Russinsky; devoted mother of Edith R. (Philip) Zlotnick; loving si ster of David (Elaine) Clayman. Also survived by two granddaughters, Karen Zlotnick and Lori (Michael) Zanville; and one great-granddaughter, Amanda Zanville. Graveside funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 3, 11 a.m. at Parklawn Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Md. Family will be observing Shiva through Tuesday at the residence of Edith and Philip Zlotnick. Arrangements by Danzansky-Goldberg Memorial Chapels, Inc. 301-340-1400. 

RYLAND
John William Ryland, 93, lifelong resident of Urbanna, died peacefully Friday, September 1, 2000. He was the son of the late Walter Hugh Ryland and Lillie Hardman Ryland. Retired Superintendent of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, where for 20 years he protected the tidal rivers of Virginia, which he loved so dearly. Bill was truly a town father who contributed profoundly to his church and community. At Urbanna Baptist Church he served as teacher, deacon, choir member, treasurer, building committee chairman and in countless other positions. Former Urbanna Boosters Club president and first president of the Urbanna Chamber of Commerce, he served as one of the areaís first scoutmasters, was a charter member of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, longtime member of American Legion Post 82 in Saluda and served on the Urbanna Town Council. A World War II Navy veteran, he served as a Seabee on Midway. He attended the University of Richmond, where he ran on the schoolís cross country team. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn Quillin Ryland; two sons, Walter H. Ryland and his wife, Madelaine Aerni Ryland of Richmond, John William Ryland III and his wife, Claudia Robins Ryland of Williamsburg; four grandchildren, Mark and Caroline Ryland of Richmond, Ashley Ryland Willis and her husband, John Willis of Richmond and John Page Ryland and his wife, Betsy Ryland of Urbanna; four great-grandchildren, Ryland, Ben and Reed Willis of Richmond and Page Ryland of Urbanna. He is also survived by his sister, Alice Ryland Winn of Urbanna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Bill and Evelynís home in Urbanna Saturday from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Urbanna Baptist Church with burial to follow at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, Church View, Virginia. Memorial gifts may be made to Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, Va. 23175 or the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Urbanna, Va. 23175. 

RZASA
Joseph R. Rzasa, age 68, of Bracey, Va., died August 30, 2000. He was a retired veteran of foreign wars and the recipient of the Legion of Merit and Bronze Stars. He is survived by his wife, Renate Rz asa; son, Joel Rzasa of Westminster, Md.; sister, Patricia Dime of Berwyn, Ill.; and nephews and nieces. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or charity of choice. 

SCOTT
Mrs. Marta C. Scott, 61, of Mechanicsville, passed away August 31, 2000. She was born in Poland on November 4, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zofia and Jozef Talarowski; a sister, El izabeth Wawrzyniak; a niece, Theresa Rice; a nephew, Andrew (Andy) Wawrzyniak; and a nephew/godson, Edmund (Ed) Czerniakiewicz. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Howard L. Scott; one daughter, Renay Miller; one granddaughter, Zerlina Miller; two brothers, William E. (Bill) Czerniakiewicz and his wife, Joyce, and John B. (Jonny) Talarowski; a brother-in-law, Zbigniew (Bish) Wawrzyniak; two nieces, Mary Diggs and her husband, Paul and Julia Brooks Czerniakiewicz; two nephews, Karl W. Wawrzyniak and his wife, Susan, and James (Jimmy) Wawrzyniak. She was retired from Allied Chemical with 30 years of service and a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. She will be missed by her family and many, many friends. Her remains rest at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where the family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2000 at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

SLADE
Wyatt Slade, 54, of Hopewell, died Friday, September 1, 2000 in MCV Hospital. He was born in Newport News and was raised in Surry County. He was the son of the late Wyatt Slade III and Cloteal Hill S lade. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam and was retired from Honeywell. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, DuPont Lodge 289, AF & AM, Petersburg Union Royal Arch Chapter #7, Appomattox Commandery #6, Petersburg, ACCA Temple Shrine, Richmond, Past Worshipful Master of Wakefield Lodge #198 AF & AM, Past Worthy Patron of Adah Chapter #7, Eastern Star, Hopewell Shrine Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Loyal Order of Moose, Hopewell. Mr. Slade is survive by his wife, Kay Slade; and daughter, Kathy Slade of Hopewell. The family will receive friends at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Wash, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. 

SMITH
James Franklin Smith Sr., 63, of Richmond, passed away September 1, 2000. He is survived by his mother, Lennie Smith Parrish; one sister, Lois Pulley; a devoted brother-in-law, Tommy; four children, Ja mes (J.J.), Curtis, Kellie McMeeken and Tonya Williams; eight grandchildren, one niece, two nephews and many good friends. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homeís Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Maury Cemetery. 

TOLNAY
Istvan Tolnay, 87, died September 1, 2000. He was the widower of Jeanette Tolnay and is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie Tolnay and John Evans and Helen Tolnay and Michael Kerner; four granddaughters, Claire, Grace, Anna and Leah; and special friend, Nina Rowe. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (today) at St. Benedicts Catholic Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 

WEST
Estelle S. West, formerly of 607 Overbrook Rd., departed this life September 1, 2000. The staff of the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home is serving her family. 

WILLIAMS
Mrs. Eliza Hamlette Williams, 91, entered eternal rest Thursday, August 31, 2000 at Holly Manor Nursing Home, Farmville, Va. Mrs. Williams was born in Charlotte County, Va., May 29, 1909 to the lat e John and Betsy (Carter) Hamlette. Eliza was educated in both Charlotte County and Thyne Institute in Chase City, Va. She received a bachelor of science degree from St. Paulís College, Lawrenceville, Va. She was a beloved teacher in Mecklenburg County School system for 30 years before retiring in 1975. She was a faithful member of Trinity Episcopal Church and worked vigorously to preserve its existence. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Leo. Cherishing her memories are one son, Victor Leo Williams (Gloria), Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Quentin Lamont and Jessica Annette Williams, both of Richmond, Va.; five sisters, Bertie H. Jeffries, Pittsburgh, Pa., Bessie H. Lowe, Charlotte Court House, Va., Dorthula H. Wright, Vandergrift, Pa., Hassie H. Hubbard, Farmville, Va. and Blanche H. Gaitor, Petersburg, Va.; and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, September 3 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 107 W. Fifth Street, Chase City, Va. with Rev. Mary Alice Moseley officiating. Burial will follow in Jerusalem Temple UHC Cemetery, Boydton, Va. Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1304 North Main Street, Chase City, Va. 

WILSON
June C. Wilson of Mechanicsville, widow of Claiborne L. Wilson Jr., died Thursday, August 31, 2000. She is survived by four loving children, Steven M., W. Scott and Daniel R. Wilson, and Marisa Napier ; a devoted brother and four sisters, Percy F. Chenault of Ruther Glen, Evelyn C. Loftis of Henrico, Demple Marie Barlow, Arlene C. Barlow and Delores C. Golden, all of Ruther Glen; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother, Alexander Lee Chenault. Mrs. Wilson was a retired employee of Signet Bank and a member of the Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses in Mechanicsville. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment Signal Hill. 


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