|Published February 9, 1997
Leslie Manson Andrews of Chester, Virginia died Saturday, February
8, 1997. Mr. Andrews was a native of Ettrick and was the son of the late
Norman and Mary Archer Andrews. He was a member of Kingsland Bap tist Church
and was a retired millwright for Dupont. He is survived by his wife, Gladys
B. Andrews; daughter, Louise A. Wilson, Chester; son, Leslie M. Andrews
Jr. of Matoaca; daughter, Jean A. Allen, Petersburg; stepson, Wilson A.
Berryman of Chester; stepson, Rowland R. Berryman, Chesterfield; stepdaughter,
Sandra B. Marshall, Chester; stepson, V. Eugene Berryman, Chesterfield;
26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchil dren. Funeral services will be
con ducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 1997 in the Chesterfield Chapel
of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, 3050 West Hundred Road, Chester.
The Rev. John Marks, Pastor of Kingsland Baptist Church, will officiate.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bensley
Bermuda Rescue Squad.
Philip Barsch of Richmond departed this life on Thursday, February
6, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Marian Sheer Barsch; daughter, Barbara
Saldanha of Las Vegas, Nev.; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Brinkley of Midlothian
and Marilyn Ashby of Charlottesville; stepson-in-law,, Dr. Michael Ashby;
four step-grandchildren, Shea and Misty Brinkley and Molly and David Ashby;
sister, Elizabeth Bell of California; and niece, Barbara Gardon of New
York. Mr. Barsch was a veteran of two wars and retired as a financial advisor
for the Federal Highway Department. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m.,
Monday, February 10 at B'Nai Shalom in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Robert "Bob" McDaniel Bobbitt, 78, of Farmville, died February 7, 1997.
Retired manager of Heart of Virginia Old Farmer's Market. He is survived
by his wife, Eleanor Weddle Bobbitt; two sisters, Kathryn B. and her hus
band, John Smiley of Norlina, N.C. and Natalie B. Rodwell of Littleton,
N.C.; one brother and his wife, Malcolm J. and Joyce Bobbitt of Henderson;
six sisters-in-law, Elaine W. and husband, Walter Chestnut of Hadley, Mass.,
Frances, Carlene, and Joyce Bobbitt, Mary Lewis and Marie Weddle, all of
N.C.; one brother-in- law, A. Dane and wife, Betty Weddle of Roanoke; 32
nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews. Visitation 4 to
5:30 p.m. Sunday at Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services 2
p.m. Monday at Enterprise Baptist Church, Littleton, N.C., with interment
in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to your favorite charity.
Katharine Dixon Bowles, died Saturday, February 8, 1997 at her home.
Born in New Bern, N.C., she was the widow of Eugene Gray Bowles. She was
a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital and did hospital and private duty nursing
in Richmond for many years. She was known and loved by many as the school
nurse at St. Christopher's School. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal
Church, The Woman's Club, and served for many years on the Board of Children's
Hospital. She is survived by her children, Bernard Brookes Lipford, Eugene
Gray Bowles Jr., Susanne Bowles Royster of Roanoke and Beverley Ruffin
Bowles; her beloved grandchil dren, Bryen Shae Lipford, Spencer Bowles
Broadbent, Eugene Gray Bowles III, Peter Hartwell Bowles, Jesse Dillon
Bowles, Randolph Lewis Royster III, Virginia Gray Royster, Jennifer Bowles
Royster, and William Kirkland Royster. A Memorial Service will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. In lieu
of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the Children's
Merkie Hackney Butler of Gum Spring, Va., died Friday, February 7,
1997. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hackney
and a granddaughter, Kathy Ann Grady. She is survived by her hus band,
Russell H. Butler of Goochland; four daughters, Betty Thurston of Goochland,
Emma Dillard of Gum Spring, Josie Grady and Shirley Stull, both of Goochland;
one brother; three sisters; and nine grandchildren, Ginger Palmer, Amy
Thurston, Mark Thurston, Annette Jones, Thersa Butler, Kenneth Dillard,
Brett Dillard, Cari Dillard, Rusty Stull and a great- granddaughter, Kaytlyn
Jones. Memorial funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (today) at
the Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Orchid, Va. In lieu of flowers, please
make contributions to your local fire or rescue unit.
Gary Collins of McLeansville, N.C., died Friday, February 7, 1997 at
Moses H. Cone Hospital. A native of Rock Hill, S.C., he was a graphic artist.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Largent-Collins; daugh ters, Michelle
A. Collins of New Haven, Conn., Nicole Largent of Greensboro, Marie Robinson
Benjamin of Richmond, Va., Channelle A. Collins of Richmond, Va., and Amika
A. Collins of New Haven, Conn.; five grandchildren; mother, Martha McMoore
Jackson of Richmond, Va.; father, Harry W. Collins of Rock Hill, S.C.;
brothers, Perry James of Jamaica, N.Y., and Otha Collins of Greensboro,
N.C.; sisters, Bettye Ann Joiner of Staten Island, N.Y., and Harriett Stanton
of Richmond, Va. Visitation Monday at the church from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Funeral
Services will be held on Monday February 10, 1997 at 2 p.m. at East White
Oak Missionary Baptist Church. Buri al will follow in Lakeview Memorial
Park. Arrangements entrusted to Hargett Funeral Service.
Sue Corn, of Richmond, Va., a pioneer in the profusion field, died
February 7, 1997. She is survived by her mother, Jeanne E. Corn of Fredericksburg,
Texas; brother Harvey R. Corn of Austin, Texas; and her very dear friend,
Marcie Tate of Richmond. A memorial service will be held Tuesday 12:30
p.m. at the chapel of St. Mary's Hospital. Interment private. Parham Chapel
Woody Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Minerva Cleo Cunningham entered into eternal rest on February 5, 1997.
She was born in Drewery's Bluff, Va. to the late Riley and Clara Mason.
She accepted Christ at the age of twelve and was a very faithful mem ber
of the First Baptist Church of South Richmond. Minerva leaves to cherish
her memory one brother, Thirling Mason; one brother-in-law, Thomas Lee
Sr.; five nieces, one devoted, Thomasine E. Fisher; nine nephews, one devoted,
James R. Crews; twelve great-nieces, one devoted, April G. Fisher; 16 great-
nephews; one goddaughter, Erna Jones; two devoted friends and companions,
Eric and Angela Thompson, all of Richmond; and a host of great- great-nieces
and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the
Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral services will be held Monday,
February 10, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, South Richmond. Rev. Dwight
C. Jones, Pastor, officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. After
10 a.m. Monday, remains will rest in the above named church. Relatives
and friends attending funeral services assemble at the church Monday, 10:30
Leo Nell Donati, 80, of Chester, went to Heaven, Friday, February 7,
1997. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Annie Donati; a daughter,
Judi Allen; grandson, Devon Miles Allen; a sister, Grace Haftmann; two
broth ers, Charles and Harry Donati. Nell retired from Dixie Container
Corp. in 1963 and was proud to have served his country in World War II.
He will be sorely missed by his loved ones and many friends. A Memorial
servicec will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham
Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd.
Florence Morris Eubank, 93, of Richmond, widow of Robert Edward Eubank
died February 7, 1997. She is survived by her daughter and son-in- law;
Virginia Eubank and Adolphus B. Shepherd; two granddaughters and their
husbands, Ellen and Robert Mayo, Ashley and Jerry Sisson; one grandson,
Stephen Michelle Shepherd; also two great-grandsons, Scott Carrington and
Lee Shepherd Mayo all of Richmond. Mrs. Eubank was the oldest member of
Tabernacle Bap tist Church and a member of the Ruth Chapter No. 8, O.E.S.
The family will receive friends Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parham Chapel,
Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. and where services will be held 2:30
p.m. Monday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family
requests contributions be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church.
James Frederick Ewing, 78, of Richmond, died February 6, 1997 in a
local hospital. He is survived by his wife, Frances Jordan Ewing; 3 children,
Tom and Fred Ewing and Polly Brown; sister, Peggy Ewing; 8 grand children;
7 great-grandchildren. He was born in Monongahela, PA and served with the
28th Division and 110th Infantry during WWII. He was a former employee
with Thalhimer Brothers and Firestone Tire Centers and also was a member
and past Commander of The American Leigon Post 137. His remains rest at
Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, where the family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and where services will be conducted
10 a.m. Sunday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Elsie Clark, Ferguson, 88, of Newport News, died Friday, February 7,
1997 in Sentara Hampton General Hospital. She was a native of Sycamore,
Va. and had been a Peninsula resident for over 60 years. Mrs. Fergu son
was a member of West Hampton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Kehl L. Ferguson and a son, Jack L. Ferguson. Survivors
include one son, Kenneth E. Ferguson of Richmond; four grandchildren; and
four great-grand children. The familiy will receive friends Sunday from
6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Parklawn
William Roland Galvin, 93, of Richmond died Friday, February 7, 1997.
Born in Richmond, Va., he was the son of the late William Francis and Mattie
Wright Galvin. He was the widower of Louise Fry Galvin, M.D., who died
in 1992. Mr. Galvin is survived by his sister, Frances Galvin Ward of Sterling;
three nieces, Betty Ward Putnam of Warrenton, Ann Ward Lindengren of Bluemont
and Dr. Grayson Foy of Richmond; two nephews, Stephen Beecher Ward of San
Francisco, Calif. and William Roland Ward of Chesapeake; two sisters-in-law,
Margaret Fry Foy and Mary Lillian Fry, both of Richmond. He received his
B.S. from Richmond College, University of Richmond where he was a member
of Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma and Pi Delta Epsilon.
Mr. Galvin received his M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
He taught at Blackstone Military Acade my 1926-28, Chester High School
1928-29, John Marshall High School 1929-31, taught and was Head of the
Science Department at Thomas Jefferson High School 1931-42, Assistant Principal
at Thomas Jefferson High School 1942-45, and Principal at Westhampton Junior
High School 1945-67. Mr. Galvin was a member of Boulevard United Methodist
Church where he was a member of the Fry Bible Class, served as Historian
and was an honorary member of the Administrative Board. He was Past President
of the Richmond College Alumni Society, charter member and past board member
of the Friends of Frederic W. Boatwright Library, charter member and Past
President of the Kiwanis Club of West Richmond, member and Past President
of the Richmond Civil War Round Table, member of the Virginia Historical
Society, English Speaking Union, Museum of the Confederacy, Valentine Museum,
member and Past President of the Richmond-Henrico Retired Teachers Association.
Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw
Ave. where the family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday and where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February
10. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Evelyn H. Gatewood, 81, of Richmond, widow of Earl P. Gatewood, passed
away Thursday, February 6, 1997. She is survived by two daughters, Lois
G. Stewart and Nancy G. Allen; son-in-law, A. Vann Allen Jr.; four grandsons,
Mark and Chris Allen, David Stewart, all of Richmond, and Michael Stewart,
of New York City; a granddaughter, Katherine A. Tucker, of Richmond. Mrs.
Gatewood was a member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church and was retired
from the Virginia State Highway Department. The family will receive friends
4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham
Rd. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, 1997
in Westhampton Memorial Park.
Suzanne Nott Gerin, 57, of Bethesda, Maryland, passed away Friday evening,
February 7, 1997 after a long struggle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. She is
survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen Eisenhofer and her devoted husband,
John L. Gerin, Professor and Director of Molecular Virology and Immunology,
Georgetown University Medical Center. Suzanne was sister to Mary Nott Saunders,
Walter J. Nott, Frank H. Nott, Sherrard G. Nott and Kathleen Nott Handy
(recently deceased), all of Richmond, Va., where she was born and raised.
She married in 1960, the same year she graduated from Marymount College,
Arlington, Va. Su zanne and John both attended the University of Tennessee
in Knoxville, moved to Waukegan, Illinois, and settled in Bethesda in 1967.
There Suzanne was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, where
she taught in the elementary school. Friends will be received at Pumphrey's
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md. on
Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Bur ial will be offered
at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Richmond, Va. on Monday, February 10 at
1 p.m., followed by interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to ALS Research Program of the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, 3300 Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718-3208.
Taylor Inman Grubb Sr., 79, of Richmond, died Friday, February 7, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Betty D. Grubb; two sons and daughters-in-
law, Taylor I. Jr. and Ellen Grubb and Gary W. and Leslie Grubb, all of
Richmond; three grandchildren, Taylor I. Grubb III, Brian D. Grubb and
Samuel D. Grubb; four sisters, Mable Perry of Indiana, Delia Martin of
Colorado, Elinor Eriksen of Foster, Va. and Jane Grubb of Minnesota. Mr.
Grubb retired as Manager of the A & P at Village Shopping Center after
45 years with A & P. He was a member of the Cofer- Decker/Fellowship
Bible Class and served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church, was a member
of the Westgate Lodge #352 and Botetourt Lodge #7 in Gloucester AF&AM
and was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of the American Legion
Post #1 and the 90 & Nine Breakfast Club. The family will receive friends
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home,
1771 Parham Rd., where a Masonic Memorial Service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Sanctuary of First
Baptist Church, Monument and Boulevard. Interment Westhampton Memorial
Park. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Departed this life in McGuire VA Hospital Thursday, February 6, 1997.
Mr. John W. Hawthorne of 420 W. Bacon St. Preceded in death by his wife
of 54 years, Ida Hawthorne, who passed January 29, 1997. He leaves to cherish
his memory, a great-grandson whom he and his wife adopted as their son,
Michael Perry; two daughters-in-law, Darlene, and Mamie Perry; one brother,
Stuart Hawthorne; three sisters-in-law, Grizell Royster, Betty Lue Gregory
and Elizabeth Hawthorne; one brother-in-law, Calvin Gregory; eight grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces
and nephews, among them, a devoted niece, Geraldine Gregory; many cousins
and caring friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull
Sts. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 10, 12 noon at the
Second Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Ave. Rev. James Henry Harris, Pastor
officiating. Interment in Maury Cemetery. Remains will rest in church one
hour prior to service. Relatives and friends attending funeral services
assemble at the church Monday 11:30 a.m.
Lloyd Franklin Hicks, 82, of Richmond, retired engineer for C&O
Railroad, died February 8, 1997. He is survived by his wife of 59 years,
Hattie B. Hicks; two daughters, Carolyn Adams and Linda Hicks, all of Richmond;
two sisters, Margaret Waltrip of Williamsburg and Dot Gordon of Lanexa;
four grandchildren, Rick, Chris, Melissa, and Lori; nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hicks was a member of Fairmount Baptist Church. Family will receive
friends Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody
Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., and where services will be held Monday,
12:30 p.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
Died February 8, 1997, Lula Mae "Lou" Hiter, 76 of Mechanicsville,
wife of the late W.Y. "Dick" Hiter. she is survived by her devoted daughter,
Carol Hiter; cousins, Dorothy Pollard of Richmond and William Garnett Payne
of California; devoted companions, Sally and Buddy. The family will receive
friends Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday 4 to 8 p.m. in the Reid Funeral Home,
412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where services will be held Tuesday 1
p.m. Inter- ment Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.
Deborah Inge, 43, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on February
7, 1997. She is survived by her husband, John L. Inge Jr.; one son, Brian
Kelly Inge; a stepdaughter, Brittney M. Inge; her mother, Clare Connell
of Annandale, Va.; two sisters, Tracy Connell of Roselle, N.J. and Gail
Winer of Hollywood, Fla.; a nephew, Jason Winer. The family will receive
friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Morrissett Funeral
Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10
a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Maury Cemetery.
Died February 6, 1997, Dewitt R. Johnson Jr. of 1014 Oakwood Ave. He
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara L. Johnson; four children, Michael,
Ernest, Jewell and Tonza; four grandchildren; one sister, Florence Mingo;
several aunts and uncles; one son-in-law; two daughters-in-law; four brothers-in-law;
seven sisters-in- law; mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Mae Lyons; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100
Fairmount Ave., where the family will receive friends Sunday (today) from
5 to 6 p.m. and where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m.
with Dr. Benjamin W. Robertson offi ciating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a Past Master of Edward Jones Lodge No. 324 F & AM.
He was a retired employee of Philip Morris, USA.
Mina Donnell Kornegay, 81, died Friday, February 7, 1997 at Henrico
Doctors Hospital. She resided at Imperial Plaza, where up until last year,
she had been very active. She directed the chorus, played the piano for
hymn sings, directed the music for Saturday bible study, and was on the
"Welcome Committee" to greet new residents, and had been an active member
of the Ginter Park United Methodist Church. A native of Climax, N.C., she
was formerly of Martinsville, where she retired from many years of teaching
and was also organist and choir director for Chatham Heights United Methodist
Church. Mrs. Kornegay was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Kornegay
and is survived by their daughter, Linda K. Kelley; two grandchildren,
Christopher Kelley of Graham, N.C. and Kimberly Kelley of Oxford, Miss.;
and a brother, Jack Donnell of Greensboro, N.C. 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. Sunday and where
funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment 3 p.m. Monday
in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, Va. Memorial contributions may be
made to your favorite charity.
Died February 7, 1997, William G. "Bill" and "Junior" Madison Jr.,
72, of Doswell, husband of the late Joyce Beasley Madison. He is survived
by his devoted children and devoted sons-in-law, Edwina and Berkley Hale,
Ashland, Susan and Gregory Derricott, Doswell, William (Garry) Madison
III and Rhonda and Michael Mills, all of Ashland, Nina and Gerold Godsey
and Jacque and Thomas Bowmaster, all of Richmond; 13 grandchildren, 10
great- grandchildren, six sisters and brothers, Agnes Smith, Hilda Madison,
Dorothy Kelly, Edward, John and David Madison, all of Richmond; and a devoted
family friend, Jesse Warren. The family will receive friends Saturday 6
to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Reid Funeral Home, 412
S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where services will be held Monday, 2 p.m.
Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to American Cancer Society.
Departed this life February 7, 1997, Roy Mayfield of 3333 Idlewood
Ave. The staff of the W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home is serving his
Donald Joe McClish, 59 of Richmond, died Friday, February 7, 1997.
A loving husband and dear father, he is survived by his wife, Sylvia Gallay
McClish; three sons, Matthew Joseph, Patrick Michael, and Christo pher
Allen McClish; a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Bob Flynn of St.
Joseph, Mich. Donald graduated from Michigan State University and the Darden
School of Business at UVA. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army
and was a retired Senior Vice President of the Carpenter Co. His remains
rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd.
where the family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Mon day and where a Christian
Wake will be held 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the
Epiphany 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Church of Epiphany.
Barbara Ann Murray, 64, of Mechanicsville, died Thursday, February
6, 1997. She was the widow of William L. Murray, and is survived by her
daughters, Robin M. Stainback, Rebecca M. Stewart, and Carol M. Mar shall;
grandchildren, Jan-Michael Stainback, Shannon C. Stewart and Stephen W.
Stewart. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel,
3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m.
Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn
Mary Louise Poole, widow of Clyde L. Poole Sr. of Richmond, died February
6, 1997. She is survived by her son, Barry N. Poole and wife, Mary J.;
daughter, Sheila P. Turner and husband, Mike; stepson, Clyde L. Poole Jr.;
stepdaughter, Margaret P. McBee; sister, Ruth Litten; two grandchildren,
Jennifer and Brandon Poole. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Mechanicsville
Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. where services will
be conducted 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Willis Ernest Preddy, 89 of Richmond, died Saturday, February 8, 1997.
He is survived by a son, Willis A. Preddy; two stepsons, Emmett H. and
William W. Bailey; a grandson, Willis A. Preddy Jr.; a granddaugh ter,
Terri Preddy; and several step- grandchildren. A graveside service will
be held 1 p.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts may be made to Colonial Place Christian Church. Funeral arrangements
by Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home.
Departed this life February 8, 1997, Mrs. Gertrude Price of 7640 Beth
Road. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave.
Funeral notice later.
Bradford Ross Sr. died on Wednesday, February 5, 1997 in Richmond,
Va. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Hardy Ross; father of William
Bradford Ross Jr., John Ross, and Robert Tayloe Ross and the late David
Tayloe Ross; grandfather of seven grandchildren. Friends may call at Joseph
Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. at Harrison St. NW, Washington,
D.C. on Sunday 6:30 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal
Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. on Monday, February
10, at 11 a.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery.
Hilda Noel Schroetter, 79, of the 2800 block of Monument Ave. a retired
Virginia Commonwealth University Professor, died February 5, 1997 at her
residence. Mrs. Schroetter was a native of Lynch burg, Va. She was the
widow of Samuel Theodore Schroetter. She was an official editor for the
University of Virginia in the 50's and was later the Book Review editor
for the Richmond Times Dispatch. She was em ployed by K. S. Giniger Publishing
Co. in New York as an author and editor, and amongst her many accomplishments
edited Fox's Book of Martyrs and Let the Credit Go, by J. Rives Childs.
She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va. Mrs. Schroetter
was active in the Richmond Democratic Party and was a member of The Woman's
Club of Richmond, Virginia Writers Club, Poetry Society of Virginia and
a Docent of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She was a graduate and a
member of the Alumnae of Randolph Macon Womens College and received her
Masters in Art from the University of Virginia. Survivors in clude her
cousins, Faye Joy and her husband, the Rev. Charles Joy of Norfolk, B.
Noel Fallwell of Virginia Beach, Renere Johnson and her husband, Grayson
of Rockville, Va. and two special friends, Larry and Gloria Taylor of Richmond.
A Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13,
1997 at Temple Beth Ahabah, Richmond, Va. by Rev. Robert G. Trache. Burial
will be in the family plot in Bristol, Va. at a later date. Memorial donations
may be made to the St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. H. D. Oliver
Funeral Apts., Norfolk, will be handling the arrangements.
Departed this life Friday, February 7, 1997, Mr. Adolphus A. Scott
Jr. of 6019 Keaneland Dr. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th
and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later.
Ruth D. Stevens, 81 of Richmond, died February 7, 1997. She is survived
by one son, Randy C. Stevens Sr.; one daughter, Sandra McLaughlin; three
brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren; one great- grandchild. Her
remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples
Mill Rd. where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday with interment
at 3:30 p.m. at Highland Burial Park in Danville, Va.
Cathryn Cofer Stone of Richmond, died February 8, 1997. She is survived
by her daughter and son-in- law, Cathryn S. and J. Cary Hatcher; grandson,
John Cary Hatcher Jr. and granddaughter, Cathryn Cofer Hatch er; a sister,
Ann Cofer Plexico. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral
Home. Funeral notice later. The family will receive friends at the home
of her daughter.
Mr. Charles Clayton Taylor, age 67 of Cartersville, Va., departed this
life on Thursday, February 6, 1997, in Richmond, Va. He is survived by
six children, Eugene, Charlene, and Marlowe Taylor, Darlowe Simpson, Gerard
Gilliam, and Charnaka Mitchell; eight grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren;
one sister, Betty Miller; one brother, James Taylor; one aunt, Florence
Hatcher; two uncles, Drexel Taylor, and Charles Bolling; one son-in-law,
Ronald Simpson; one sister-in-law, Roberta Taylor; one brother-in-law,
Wallace Miller; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
friends. His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday 2 p.m., from New Hope Baptist Church, Cartersville.
Rev. Leroy McLaughlin, Pastor officiating. Interment in the Taylor family
Departed this life February 8, 1997, Mrs. Mary L. Tonkins of 1711 Blair
St. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave.
Funeral notice later.
Mrs. Gladys Stainback Walker, 63 of Emporia, passed on Friday, February
7, 1997. A native of Sussex County, Mrs. Walker was a loving, caring mother
and friend to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed, until we meet
again. She is survived by two daughters, Faye Henderson of Staunton and
Connie Price of Pollocksville, N.C.; one son, David Walker of Chesapeake;
eight brothers, W.B. Stainback of Stony Creek, Jimmy Stainback of Emporia,
Albert Stainback of Elmont, N.Y., Francis Stainback of Dallas, N.C., Gene
Stainback of Petersburg, Rufus Stainback and Carroll Stainback, both of
Colonial Heights and Richard Stainback of Knightdale, N.C.; seven sisters,
Willie Mae Poarch and Annie Poole, both of Stony Creek, Grace Grizzard
of Emporia, Emily Andre of Gasburg, Goldie Cox of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.,
Florence Scott of Richmond and Marie Schnitz of Tabb, Va.; seven grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 7 to 8:30
p.m. Sunday at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt where funeral
services will be held 2 p.m. Monday. Interment Winfield Family Cemetery,
Stony Creek, Va.
Ashby Reton "Skeeter" White, died February 8, 1997. Survived by his
wife, Lillian L. White; a son, David A. White of South Hill; a daughter,
Katherine W. Abernathy of Alberta; three sisters, Goldie Carey and Nancy
W. Simmons, both of South Hill and Norma Lee Spence of LaCrosse; four brothers,
Sammy of Bracey, Sterling of Lakeland, Fla., Alvin M. Jr. of Dinwiddie
and Yates White of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren. He was
predeceased by a son, Ricky Lee White and a brother, Clarence Alvin (Buster)
White. Services Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home.
Interment Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Miss Irma A. Winfrey, 99, of Mechanicsville, died Sunday, February
2, 1997. She is survived by one brother, William S. Winfrey of Mechanicsville
and several nieces and nephews. Miss Winfrey was a member of Cool Spring
Baptist Church. Remains rest at the Laburnum Chapel Woody Funeral Home,
2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m.
- 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and where services will be conducted
11 a.m. Monday. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may
be made to Cool Spring Baptist Church or Patrick Henry Boys' & Girls'
Plantation, Rt. 2 Box 125, Brookneal, Va 24528.