Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published February 9, 1997

ANDREWS
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. 

BARSCH
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. 

BOBBITT
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. 

BOWLES
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 Hospital. 

BUTLER
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. 

COLLINS
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. 

CORN
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. 

CUNNINGHAM
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 a.m. 

DONATI
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. 

EUBANK
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. 

EWING
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. 

FERGUSON
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 Memorial Park. 

GALVIN
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. 

GATEWOOD
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. 

GERIN
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. 

GRUBB
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. 

HAWTHORNE
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. 

HICKS
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. 

HITER
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. 

INGE
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. 

JOHNSON
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. 

KORNEGAY
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. 

MADISON
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. 

MAYFIELD
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 family. 

McCLISH
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. 

MURRAY
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 Cemetery. 

POOLE
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. 

PREDDY
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. 

PRICE
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. 

ROSS
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. 

SCHROETTER
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. 

SCOTT
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. 

STEVENS
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. 

STONE
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. 

TAYLOR
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 cemetery. 

TONKINS
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. 

WALKER
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. 

WHITE
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. 

WINFREY
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. 


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