Miscellaneous Richmond County, Virginia Obituaries

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Published February 2, 1999

ADKINS
Wilmo Adkins, 80 years, of Charles City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 1999. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife, Ruth; three daughters, Mattie Turner, Fran Baker, Rita Douglas and her husband, Joe; two sons, Ralph Adkins and his wife, Muriel and Farley Adkins; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; three sisters; and five brothers. He was a retired Continental Can employee. Mr. Adkins was a Native American from the Chickahominy Tribe. His remains rest at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednes day from 2 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Samaria Baptist Church, Thursday, February 4, at 2 p.m. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaria Baptist Church Building Fund, 8130 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, Va. 23140. 

ALLEN
Departed this life February 1, 1999 at MCV Hospital. Mrs. Linnie B. Allen of 2808 Caniff Rd. Remains rest at the Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 

ALLEN
Mary-Bruce Smith Allen of King William, Va., died Monday, February 1, 1999 at Bon Secours Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas Earl Allen. She is survived by her daughter (niece), Marion F. Upshaw and her husband, Emmett M. Upshaw; two grandsons, E. Mitchell "Mitch" Upshaw Jr. and Thomas Blanton Upshaw and their wives, Joy and Angie; two great-grandchildren, Mariah and Ethan Upshaw. She is also survived by one sister, Annie S. Moore; and two sisters-in-law, Alice A. Gulasky and Annie E. Allen. Remains rest at the B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery. 

BIBB
Mabel Smith Bibb, age 89, of Christiansburg, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, in a Blacksburg retirement home. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James B. and Kathleen Bibb Jr. of Celene, Mich. and Dr. Thomas L. and Susan Bibb of Christiansburg; a brother, Harry Smith, Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Annette Widmer and Margaret Sherrod, Richmond, and Florence Carr, Williston, S.C.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchil dren also survive. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 1999 at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va. DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford, and Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va. are handling arrangements. 

BOISSEAU
Richard W. Boisseau, age 82, of Lancaster, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee Higgins Boisseau; a son, Richard W. Boisseau, III of Lancaster, Va.; three daughters, Barbara B. Peace, Macon, Ga., Gayle B. Summa, Richmond, Va. and Martha B. Mattheisen, Williamsburg, Va.; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Boisseau was born in Petersburg, Va. and attended Petersburg High School. He was active in sports and inducted into the All State Southern High School Football League. He attended Washington & Lee University and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of Washington & Lee. After graduation, he served on the Board of the American Automobile Association of Virginia, the former Bank of Virginia and the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. Mr. Boisseau retired as the Director of the Appamattox Basin Industrial De velopment Corporation. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 1999 in St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lively, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church, the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad of Lively, Va. 22507. 

BOYLE
Lillie Headley Boyle, 83, of Farnham, died January 31, 1999. Surviving are a son, R. Mervin Boyle Jr. and wife Nancy L.; a daughter, Nancy B. Jones, grandchildren Donna B. Henson and husband Ray, and R.M. Boyle III, all of Farnham; sister Virgie Gregory, Lancaster; brother Henry Headley, Dunnsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oakland United Methodist Church, Farnham. Interment in church ceme tery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood. Memorials may be made to Richmond County Rescue Squad, Warsaw. 

BRUCE
Sarah Calvert Bruce, age 19, died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, after a long and gallant battle with leukemia. Sarah was born in Richmond, and lived with her family in Midlothian. She graduated last June from Midlothian High School, where she was active in the Drama Club. Sarah was also a puppeteer, helping to present performances at many libraries in the area. Sarah is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Bruce; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bruce Jr. of Williamsburg; her sister, Meredith Bruce; and brother, Alex Bruce. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, Linda and Noah Palmer of Williamsburg, Patty and Thomas Holland of Virginia Beach; and cousins, Noah, Jack and Elizabeth Palmer, and Tommy and Brian Holland. Sarah would have entered Mary Washington College last fall had her illness not reoccured. Her dream was to be a child psychologist working with children who had long term illnesses. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family suggests that contributions may be made to the Association for the Support of Children with Cancer, MCV/VCU, P.O. Box 980121, Richmond, Va. 23298. Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, handling services. 

CLARKE
Irma F. Clarke, 72, of Richmond, died January 31, 1999. She is survived by two children, Linda C. Honaker and Earl E. Clarke; sister, Katherine (Kitty) Turner; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maury Cemetery. 

EDWARDS
Ina "Pun" Bryant Edwards, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. She was the widow of James "Hoover" Wesley Edwards Sr. and the daughter of the late Roland Lee and Ida Griffin Bryant. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Wakefield United Methodist Women, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Waverly No. 172 now Alpha 1, and a member of the Wakefield Women's Club. Mrs. Edwards is survived by her son, James "Jerry" Edwards Jr. and wife, June of Richmond; grandsons, James Wesley Edwards III and Jeffrey William Edwards, also of Richmond; nephew, B.B. Wills Jr. of Wakefield; and several other nieces and nephews; her companion and aide, Mrs. Oneal Cypress. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at 2 p.m. in Wakefield United Methodist Church, with Rev. C. Randolph Duncan and Rev. Edward Owen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department or Wakefield United Methodist Church. Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield is handling arrangements. 

ELLIS
Katherine P. (Penny) Ellis departed this life Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke, Va. She was graduated as a Registered Nurse from Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Richmond with her family in 1966. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John W. (Buck) Ellis; her son J. Michael Ellis and his wife, Joyce Ann; and two grandsons, Warren Michael and Craig Stephen. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 5 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at their home. 

EVANS
Lee Osborne Evans, 86, died January 31, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Doris Haraway; one son, Lee O. (Buddy) Evans III; two daughters, Carol Dowdy and Judy Martin; and son, Paul Lonski. He was loved by many grandchildren and great- grandchildren but especially by grandson, Michael Lonski who was more like a son to him. An accomplished musician, he was retired from Bowman Printing Co. Mr. Evans was an active member of West- over Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member. Memorial service at Westover Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Westover Bap tist Church, 1000 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, VA 23225. 

FORD
Emma Rosalind Dolly-Ford passed suddenly January 29, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Ford; two daughters, Elonda and Latoya Dolly; one granddaughter, Mikayla Roane; mother, Nancy Dolly; two devoted brothers, Alexander "Checo" Dolly and Douglas Dolly Smith; aunts; and devoted sister-in-law, Carolyn Dolly; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of devoted friends, among them Deborah Johnson and Bernice Moore. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Funeral services will be conductd Wednesday at 12 noon from Victory Tabernacle Baptist Church, 600 Chimborazo Blvd., with Pastor Kevin Harris offici ating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. The remains will rest in church one hour prior to service. 

FREEMAN
Joseph Samuel Freeman 71, of Richmond died Monday, February 1, at his residence. Funeral notice later. 

GRAY
Departed this life February 1, 1999, Little Miss Zana Briana Gray of 331 Melmark Ct. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. 

GUNN
Elizabeth M. (Pat) Gunn, 74, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Richard G. Gunn; one son, Ronald D. Gunn; one daughter, Deborah Barnes; her mother, Ruby H. Myers; three sisters, June M. Parsell, Bobbie M. Beckom and Maggie M. Jones; two grandchildren, Ryan A. Gunn and Robert G. Gunn; one daughter-in-law, Perry S. Gunn; and one son-in-law, William C. Barnes. Mrs. Gunn was a member of the Belmont Women's Golf Association and the Hollows Women's Golf Association. She was retired from Miller & Rhoads. Remains rest at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. Rd. Grave side services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980037, Richmond, Va. 23298-0037. 

HALL
Mr. Wilbur S. Hall, 75, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 31, 1999. He was the son of the late Wyatt E. and Hester J. Hall of Char lotte County, Va. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Owen Hall; his daughter, Deborah Hall Morgan; his brother, Gene Hopkins Hall and his wife, Mary Ellen Hall; two sisters, Mildred Priddy and her husband, Archie E. Priddy Jr. and Edna Carmody; three grandchildren, Kimberly Harley, Timothy and James Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Mark and Elizabeth Harley and Mitchell Morgan. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Nelson Hall. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Place Baptist Church, 1501 S. Providence Rd. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Public Fork Christian Church Cemetery, Red Oak, Va. In lieu of flowers, con tributions may be made to Bethany Place Baptist Church or Staunton Baptist Church, 15267 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, Va. 24104. 

HARRIS
Virgie Stanley Harris, age 96, of Beaverdam, widow of Albert P. Harris Sr., died February 1, 1999. Survived by two sons, Albert P. Harris Jr. of Highland Springs, and Alvin P. Harris of Odenton, Md.; also two daughters, Jessie Meador and Jeanie O'Quinn, both of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Remains rest at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Shiloh United Methodist Church, Montpelier, Virginia, Interment Church Cemetery. 

HARRISON
Mary Maxwell Harrison of Richmond, widow of Hugh Randolph Harrison, died Saturday, January 30, 1999. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Maxwell Ellett and Henry Guerrant Ellett. She is survived by four children, Elizabeth Harrison Court of San Diego, Calif., Anne Harrison Bennett, Dr. Mary Ellett Harrison and Hugh Thornton Harrison II, all of Richmond; six grandchildren; two brothers, D Max well Ellett of Albuquerque, N.M. and John Spears Ellett II of Charlottesville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Interment in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Catherine's School, The Collegiate School or St. Margaret's School. Arrangements by the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home. 

HOLMES
Calvin C. Holmes Sr. entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 31, 1999. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Alice Sprouse Holmes and a son, Eugene D. Holmes. He is survived by a daugh ter, Rose H. Harrell; four sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin C. Jr. and Shirley, Jerry T. and Gloria, Delmar L. and Martha, Donald L. and Pat; a sister, Ethel H. Haynes; a brother, Russell W. Holmes; 17 grandchil dren; 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Holmes was retired from E. I. Dupont after 42 years of service. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday with interment in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

LEE
Departed this life Monday, February 1, 1999, Miss Felicia Simpson Lee of Richmond. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later. 

MATTHEWS
Robert E. Matthews, 59, of Colonial Heights died Sunday January 31, 1999 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Shelby J. Matthews. He was a former employee of the I.P.K. Construction Company. 

MORRIS
Robert Lee Morris, 92, of Kinsale, died on Monday, February 1, 1999. Mr. Morris was the widower of Ruby Biscoe Morris and the husband of Catherine King Morris. He was a retired, self-employed carpenter and a member of Yeocomico Episcopal Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stanley Morris of Walhalla, S.C. and Lynwood Morris of Richmond; a daughter, Mildred M. Minor of Farnham; 12 grandchil dren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by two children, Agnes M. Gallagher and Robert L. Morris Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Febru ary 3, at Yeocomico Episcopal Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Welch-Marks Funeral Home, Warsaw, from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Memorial contributions may be made to North Farnham Memori al Fund, P.O. Box 343, Farnham, Va. 22460. 

PERLMAN
Meyer Perlman, 91 of Richmond, formerly of Baltimore, died January 31, 1999. He is survived by his sister, Sally Weise; his nephews, Michael Weise, and Gary Flossman; his nieces, Maureen Roland, Selma Perlman, Joyce Ruskin, and Sara Cramer. Mr. Perlman was an Army veteran. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Bliley's Funeral Homes Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. Mr. Perlman was a quiet, dear, sweet man. 

RAY
Lucias K. Ray, 68, of Sandston, died Monday, February 1, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Y. Ray; a daughter, Bonnie Yates of Chesterfield; a son, Danny M. Ray and his wife, Debrah, of Mechanicsville; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Michael Ray; three brothers, Ira, Scott and Douglas Ray; two sisters, Beatrice Sadler and Diane Conner. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halifax Memorial Gardens in South Boston, Va. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

SCKINTO
Frances Nivens Sckinto, 69, of Chesterfield, died Monday, February 1, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, John Anthony Sckinto; six children, Catherine Winger, Susan Poveromo, Thomas Sckinto, Teresa Hogan, James Sckinto and Joseph Sckinto; nine grandchildren, Jeff, Matt, Jennifer, Ginnie, Maggie, Laura, Michael, Scottie and Alex; one sister, Shirley Ellis and her husband, Stuart; one son-in- law, Walter Hogan; two daughters-in -law, Becky Sckinto and Cheryl Sckinto; also two sisters-in-law, Lee Faglie and her husband, Richard and Louise Jones and her husband, Charles; and brother-in-law, Robert Hicks, as well as many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. Frances was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Hicks and Annie Mae Ryder; and a brother-in-law, Robert Ryder. Her remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and followed by a private burial. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Chesterfield County Library. 

SMITH
Margaret Charles Smith, 74, of Richmond, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. (Bo) Smith. Survivors include two sons, Michael A. Smith and his wife, Linda and Rob ert M. (Bobby) Smith Jr. and his wife, Bobbie; her grandson, Michael Shawn Smith; her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Butler; one sister-in-law, Ann Charles; several nieces and nephews; and many devoted friends. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., with burial following in Washington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Henrico Vol. Rescue Squad. 

STAPLES
Departed this life on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at MCV Hospital, Mr. Cascoe P. (Buck) Staples. He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Dorothy P. Staples, his brother, Charles Henry Staples, two sons, Ronald Coates and Donald Staples; two daughters, Deloris Haines and Jennifer Spann; twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three daughters-in-law, one sister-in-law, one niece and a host of devoted fami ly and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th Street, where the family will recieve friends, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Remains will lie in-state Wednesday, 11 a.m. at First African Baptist Church, 2700 Haynes Ave nue, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, 12:00 noon, Reverend Dennis E. Thomas officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery. Repass will be held at 1708 4th Avenue. 

TERRELL
Departed this life January 31, 1999, Maurice Cornelius Terrell of 1021 Garber St. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. 

THOMAS
Katherine Bradshaw Thomas, born in Manchester, Va., on December 19, 1902, the daughter of the late Paul Ernest and Nannie James Malone Bradshaw. She was an employee of the Va. Congress of Parents and Teachers for 40 years and a member of Manchester Eastern Star #53 as well as a lifetime member of the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. The widow of John R. Thomas, Mrs. Thomas is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth A. and Audrey G. Bradshaw of Richmond; nieces, Ann B. Eley of Richmond, Nancy B. Sullivan of Pensacola, Fla.; nephews, William I. Baucom of Massilon, Ohio, and Walter H. Baucom of Loudounsville, N.Y. Her remains rest at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), where the family will receive friends Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Maury Ceme tery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Masonic Home, 4101 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, Va. 23223. 

WADDELL
Dallas Dalton Waddell, 80 of Chesterfield, died February 1, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Waddell. She retired in 1984 with 36 years of service from Crawford Manufacturing Company. She is survived by her daughter, Sebera (Beanie) W. Biddle; a granddaughter, Angie Barham of Newbern, N.C.; a grandson, Buddy Biddle of Chesterfield; three great-grandchildren, Royce Barham and Ashley Barham of Newbern, N.C., and Desiree Biddle of Richmond. She is also survived by two sisters, Hallie Sue Stevens of Danville, Va., and Mabel Spencer of Martinsville, Va. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where the family will receive friends Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westhampton Memorial Park. 

WEAVER
Mrs. Emma Carpenter Weaver, age 92, of Lawrenceville, Virginia, died January 31, 1999. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at James Square Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, in charge of arrangements. 

WILKERSON
Departed this life January 28, 1999, Mr. James L. "Buck" Wilkerson Sr. of Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Marian Wilkerson; five sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Claudine Holmes; brother, Robert Singletary; nieces, nephews; mother- in-law, Rosa Adkins; three sisters-in- law and a host of other relatives and friends. Reposing at the Scott- Lightfoot Funeral Home, 3021 "N" St., where funeral services will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. Interment Quantico National Cemetery. 

WILLIAMS George E. Williams Jr., 47, of Center Cross, formerly of Richmond, died Saturday, January 30, 1999. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Karin J. Williams, who will miss him desperately; his loving par ents, George and Martha Williams Sr.; two sisters, Jane Denzler and Cathy Carter; and numerous relatives and friends. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Rd. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. 

WINN
Departed this life February 1, 1999, Rebecca Lee Winn of 2506 Rosetta St. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements by the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. 


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