|Published Date: Friday 26th, December 2008
Wednesday 24th, December 2008
Services Held Saturday
In Appomattox For
Edna W. Williams, 94
23 — A memorial service for Edna Wooldridge Williams, 94, of Appomattox was held
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at Robinson Funeral Home by the Rev. Wes Williams.
She was the daughter of the late James Nathan and Alma Davis Wooldridge and the
wife of the late Harry Andrew Williams. She was also preceded in death by a
brother, James E. Wooldridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane W. Pack; two grandsons, Henry
Broderick (Rick) Pack, IV and Dr. William A. Pack; three great-grandchildren,
Alexandra (Alex) Pack, Henry B. (Brock) Pack, V, and Rachel Pack and a good
friend, Brod Pack.
A private burial was held at Prospect United Methodist Cemetery
following the service.
The family request that memorials be made to the Appomattox
Courthouse Presbyterian Church, PO Box 85, Appomattox, VA 24522.
The family would like to thank friends, Jackie and Roger Hunt, Ruth
Drinkard, Alice Martin, Rachel Stanley, Kemper Beasley and other special ones
who brightened Edna's day with their visits.
Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family
and an online condolence may be sent at www.robinsonfuneral.com
Of Tamarac, FL
Dies November 22
FLORIDA, Dec. 23 — W. Ernest (Ernie) Riland, 61, of Tamarac,
Florida died on Saturday, November 22, 2008 after an extended battle with brain
Ernie was born in Dividing Creek, NJ and attended Bridge-ton High
School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lambuth College in Jackson, TN
and began his teaching career in Cumberland. He became principal of Buckingham
County High School in 1979 where he remained for 10 years.
He moved to Tamarac, FL (Fort Lauderdale area) in 1989 where he
took a position with the 17th Circuit Court of Bro-ward County as a certified
Family Court Mediator, then supervisor of Domestic Violence Case Management. He
became assistant director of Family Court Services, and was director of
Mediation and Arbitration at the time of his illness.
Ernie enjoyed his work and cherished his many friends and
colleagues. He is remembered for his ever present smile and caring nature.
He is survived by his mother, June Riland of Dividing Creek, NJ;
three brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Barbara Riland of Newport, NJ,
William and Ann Riland of Millville, NJ and Morris and Tracy Riland of Vineland,
NJ, along with many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Gilbert L., 43
Died December 16,
2008. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 23, at noon at New Hope
Baptist Church, Keysville, with interment in the church cemetery. Carl U.
Eggleston Funeral Home.
Held Tuesday For
Joyce Nunn, 73
CLARKSVILLE, Dec. 23 — Joyce Ann Dalton Nunn, 73, died Saturday,
December 20, 2008 at MeadowView Terrace. Joyce was a member of Clarksville
Baptist Church and her services were held there on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the
Reverend Greg Randall officiating. Interment will follow at Gravel Hill
Joyce is survived by her children, James Leonard Nunn, II and his
friend, Judy Lane of Farmville; Timothy Edward Nunn and wife, Judy Martin Nunn
of Greensboro, NC; Sheri Nunn States and husband, Michael Edward of
Charlottesville and Pamela Dalton Nunn and her friend, David Rohr of Farmville;
grandchildren, Matthew Edward Nunn of Greensboro, NC and Dalton Edward States of
Charlottesville; sister, Betty Mae Palmer of Skipwith and brother, Sterling
Dalton of Oxford, NC.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.
A fund has been established in Joyce’s name for the Finch Lane Staff, c/o
MeadowView Terrace, P.O. Box 1600, Clarksville, VA 23927.
Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville, served the family.
Friday 19th, December 2008
N. Stone, 78
Formerly of Alexandria
Dies December 13
RICHMOND, Dec. 18 — Jathan Noell Stone, 78, of Richmond and
Andersonville, formerly of Alexandria, died un-expectedly, of heart disease,
after a very brief stay at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Saturday, December 13,
He is survived by his wife, Rita Morgan Stone; brother, Robert
Webster Stone and wife, Bess of Martha's Vineyard, MA; and niece, Noell
Stone-Thayer of Albuquerque, NM; his special Virginia nieces and nephews whom he
cherished as his extended family.
Jake was a native of Roanoke, attended Jefferson High School, and
graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1952. He served in the Air Force during
the Korean War and returned to civilian life employed by Newport News
Ship-building. After a brief stint at NASA, he began his lengthy career at the
Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. in the Health Physics Department. When he
retired as Head of Safety, he was presented with the Distinguished Service
In retirement Jake enjoyed his new full-time jobs, raking leaves at
the Country Place in Andersonville and rebuilding the seawall at the river house
in Alexandria. He relished completing the NY Times Crossword Puzzle and never
met a paper-back of fiction that he didn't need to add to his collection. With
his and Rita's move to Lakewood Manor in 2006, the donation of those books
became 'Jake's Book Nook' in Lakewood's library.
Jake could always be counted on to make any conversation livelier.
Known for his well-delivered quips, his raised eye-brows and his wry smile, he
had the polish of a true Southern gentleman.
A memorial service will be held at the University of Mary
Washington at The Jepson Alumni Center in Fredericksburg on Wednesday, January
7, 2009 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception following the service.
In addition, there will be a memorial service at Lakewood Manor
Retirement Community in Richmond on Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Jathan N. Stone and Rita Morgan Stone
Scholarship Fund at the University of Mary Washington, 1119 Hanover St.,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401; Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0637;
or Lakewood Manor Seniorships, 1900 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23238.
Woody Funeral Home, Richmond, is serving the family.
WADDELL, Lucille Tinnell, 86
Wednesday, December 17, 2008. A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at
2 p.m. at Shorter Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Trinity Memorial
Gardens, Rice. Shorter Funeral Home.
Wednesday 17th, December 2008
David Collmann, 53
Formerly Of Farmville
SALEM, Dec. 16 – David Jonathan Collmann, of Salem, died Wednesday,
December 10, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born on April 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Warren Xavier and Olga Tuhy Collmann.
Mr. Collmann is survived by his step-mother, Barbara Vernon
Collmann of Farmville; brothers, Bruce Warren Collmann of West Chester, PA, Mark
Robin Collmann and R. Douglas Schneider of Farmville, and Richard Laurence
Collmann of Jacksonville, NC; sisters, Holly Collmann Garnett of Richmond, Susan
Collmann Tobin of Fredericksburg, and Sally Collmann Bass of Rice; and many
cousins, nieces, and nephews.
David graduated from Prince Edward Academy in 1973. He was a
veteran of the United States Army. During his life, David worked as a mason in
the Roanoke area.
A memorial service will be held at Sharon Baptist Church in Green
Bay on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of David J. Collmann
to: Voluntary Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1970 Roanoke
Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153.
George Phaup, 97
Dies December 12
DECEMBER 16 – Rev. George Raymond Phaup, 97, of Farmville, passed
away Friday, December 12, 2008 in Richmond. He was born December 28, 1910 in
Buckingham County, the son of the late George L. and Minnie Dunkum Phaup. He was
the first minister to be ordained by the newly established Virginia Conference
of The Wesleyan Methodist Church (now The Wesleyan Church) in 1960, and served
at Farmville Wesleyan, Roanoke Fallon Park Wesleyan, Arvonia Welcome Wesleyan,
Crewe Wesleyan, Yellow Branch Wesleyan and Smyrna UMC.
He is survived by three sons, Rev. Raymond L. Phaup and wife, Mary
Ann of Brooksville, FL, Donald E. Phaup and wife, Frances, and Rev. Robert W.
Phaup and wife, Lisa of Farmville; nine grandchildren, Renee Roof and husband,
Jon, Debbie Guhr and husband, Troy, Tynette McConnell and husband, Duff, Donnie
Phaup, Richard Phaup and wife, Donna, Chad Phaup, Kristi Fitzgerald and husband,
James, Heather McSherry and husband, Daniel, and Joshua Phaup; and 13
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ethel Mae
Chandler Phaup; a granddaughter, Dena Phaup Lacks, and a great-granddaughter,
A special thanks is expressed to three wonderful friends, Hobart
Harris, Gene Wood, and Ellen Troyer, and many other neighbors for their
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. in
the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, with interment in Smyrna United
Methodist Church Cemetery in Buckingham. Rev. Gregory D. Reynolds and Dr. Harold
R. Gunsalus will be officiating.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening (tonight) from
7-8:30 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Welcome Wesleyan Church Building Fund
in Arvonia, or to Meals on Wheels.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.
Be Held Saturday For
Rev. Dorothy Finn, 48
CLARKSVILLE, Dec. 16 – The Reverend Dorothy Stevenson Finn, 48,
died Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Meadow View Terrace in Clarksville.
The daughter of Florence I. Finn and Eugene H. Finn (de-ceased),
Dorothy was a graduate of Upper Darby Senior High in Drexel Hill, PA with the
class of 1979. She continued her education and graduated from Millersville State
College in Millersville, PA with a major – BA in history in 1983; Union
Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1989; and Presbyterian School
of Christian Education, Master of Christian Educa-ion in 1990.
Following graduation from Millersville, Dorothy worked for the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for several years. From 1990-1993
she was the assistant pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, TN;
1995-2003 she was pastor of Maysville/New Church Presbyterian Church in
Buckingham Court House; and in 2003 she came to Clarksville Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her mother, Dorothy is survived by a brother, David
Finn, and sister and brother-in-law, Elfie and Michael Finn-McKenzie; nieces,
Kristin Finn-McKenzie Lam and husband, Patrick; and Bethany Finn-McKenzie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at
Clarksville Presbyterian Church.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27 at
Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA.
Please consider memorial do-nations to the following: Heifer
International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AK 72203-8058 (online donations can
be made to:
Lake Country SPCA, P.O. Box 14, Clarksville, VA 23927; or to Clarksville
Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 717, Clarksville, VA.
Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and
online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com.
Friday 12th, December 2008
For Gary Barr, 49
Held December 11
DECEMBER 11 — Robert Gary (Midnight Rodger) Barr, 49, of Farmville,
died on Monday, December 8, 2008. Gary was the son of his loving devoted mother,
Kathleen “Cotton” Barr of Farmville and the late Robert “Bob” M. Barr.
He is also survived by a loving sister, Darleen Morgan and her
fiancé, Arthur McDaniel of Richmond; a son, Robert Scott Barr and grandson,
Colby of Dillwyn; and nephews, Logan, Robbie and Ryan.
Gary was a dedicated driver for Abilene Express of many years where
he had many friends. He enjoyed antique trucks and tractor pulls and loved
sharing time with his nephews.
Services were conducted in the Chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral
Home on Thursday, Dec. 11, with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens.
Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of
Mary M., 57
December 4, 2008. A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at
Forest Baptist Church of Meherrin with interment in the Church Cemetery. Carl U.
Eggleston Funeral Home.
Wednesday 10th, December 2008
P. Moore, 87
Dies In Richmond
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Dec. 9 – Dr. Robert Patrick
Moore, 87, of Richmond, died December 2, 2008 after a brief illness.
He was a son of the late Dr. Ray Atkinson Moore and Pauline Smith
Dr. Moore was born in Charlotte County and grew up in
Hampden-Sydney where his father served as college physician for Hampden-Sydney
College and Longwood College, in addition to a general practice in Farmville.
He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1943, and the Medical
College of Virginia in 1946. He served active duty in the United States Navy
from 1947 to 1950.
Dr. Moore returned to Richmond to practice at Ennion G. Williams
Hospital. He retired in 1986.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Reynolds Moore;
his daughter, Ellen M. Walk and her husband, John; son, Robert P. Moore Jr. and
his wife, Marilyn; grandchildren, Sarah P. Walk, John R. Walk Jr., Robert A.
Moore, and Michael P. Moore; brothers, Dr. John A. Moore and William A. Moore;
and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Ray A.
A memorial service was conducted on Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church, Richmond.
Held Sunday For
Opal T. Baker, 71
DECEMBER 9 – Opal Touch-ton Baker, 71, of Farmville, died Friday,
December 5, 2008. She was born on July 25, 1937, in Tifton, Georgia, the only
child of the late James Franklin and Oveda Peacock Touchton of Hampton.
Mrs. Baker was retired from Hiden Storage and Forwarding Co., of
She is survived by her husband, Edwin N. Baker Sr.; step-sons,
David Michael and Edwin Newton Baker Jr.; daughters-in-law, Linda B. Baker and
Charlotte A. Baker; and three grand-daughters, Patricia Lynn, Elizabeth Nicole,
and Kimberly Marie Baker all of Farmville.
A graveside funeral service was held Sunday in the Mt. Nebo Baptist
The Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of
Maggie Booker, 90
December 5, 2008 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mount Olive
Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Dunkum Funeral Home,
Walter Shapiro, Jr., 53
Dies December 4
STAUNTON, Dec. 9 — Walter Neil Shapiro Jr., 53, of Staunton, passed
away Thursday, December 4, 2008, in Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville.
Services will be private and held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds
Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Friday 5th, December 2008
Anthony “Tony” Cristo, 85
Professor, Dies Tuesday
SPRING HILL, FL, Dec. 4 – Anthony “Tony” Cristo, 85, of Spring
Hill, Florida, and formerly of Farmville, died Tuesday, November 26, 2008.
A lifelong educator and businessman, Dr. Cristo graduated from
Gloucester, Mass. High School (Class of 1942). He received a BA degree in
Economics from the University of Maine (1949), MBA from the Wharton School of
Business at the University of Pennsylvania (1958), U.S. Command and General
Staff College Diploma (1961), U.S. Army Nuclear Weapons Diploma (1962), and PHD
from Duke University (Heritage Society 1973).
He was a Professor of Military Division Operations at Leavenworth,
Kansas and Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, University of
Maryland, Hampden-Sydney College, and Longwood University from 1966-84. He
retired from Longwood University in 1984 and relocated to Nags Head, NC,
Navarre, FL, and finally Spring Hill, FL.
Tony was a highly decorated Army veteran of three wars. He served
the country he so dearly loved during World War II (Europe, Third Army), the
Korean War (3rd Infantry Division), the Vietnam War (Special Strategic Advisor),
and two additional assignments to Seoul, Korea and Vicenza, Italy. Throughout
his distinguished military career, he received countless medals, commendations,
and certificates that are too numerous to mention, before retiring from the
military as a Colonel in 1966.
Tony enjoyed gardening, traveling, and many sports. He especially
loved fishing, boating, and a well played round of golf.
He is survived by a son, Robyn B. Cristo and wife Donna of
Clarksville; grandchildren, Tyler Cristo of Farmville and Farrah Schmidt and
husband, David of Rice; great-grandchildren, Meredith and Hanna-Gray Schmidt;
and a number of loving relatives and friends.
In addition, Tony is survived by a special, devoted, caring and
wonderful lady, Muriel Potter of Spring Hill, FL. Muriel, 82, faithfully drove
14 miles daily for many years to check, care, and comfort him while at Consulate
Health Care in Hudson, FL.
He was preceded in death by Mary G. Cristo, a son, Brian,
great-grandchildren, Isaac David and Rachel Catherine Schmidt, and sisters, Lucy
B. Cristo, Mary Domingos, and Rita Lukegord.
A memorial service will be held in Hudson, FL, and a military
interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, with the firing party,
bugler, escort troops, flag presentation, and riderless horse. He will remain in
our hearts and minds forever.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Hudson, FL.
Set Friday, Dec. 5
For James Berger
AMELIA, Dec. 4 – James L. (Jimmy) Berger, of Amelia, died on
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Richmond.
He was born August 4, 1944, the son of Robert and Patsy Berger of
Powhatan. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Barbara B.
Sullivan, and his first wife, Diana Mills Berger.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda F. Berger; sisters, Marie B.
Vaughan (Dickie) of Farmville, and Norma J. Combs (Taylor) of Cumberland; a
brother, David L. Berger (Toni) of North Carolina; several nieces, a nephew, and
stepsons, Tim of Fork Union, Greg of Richmond, and Shane of North Carolina.
A memorial service is planned Friday, December 5, at noon, at
Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home.
Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, Amelia, is serving the family.
Graveside Service To
Be Held Friday For
Lewis S. Perkins, 94
KEYSVILLE, Dec. 4 – Lewis Samuel Perkins, 94, of Keysville, died
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Farmville. He was the husband of the late Perley P.
Born in Danville, July 13, 1914, he was the son of the late Daniel
and Annie Brown Perkins. He was a farmer. In addition to his wife and parents, a
daughter, Deloris P. Newcomb, preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Larry S. Perkins Sr. and wife, Joanne of
Keysville; daughter, Betty P. Bowman of Keysville; nephew, James H. Perkins of
Powhatan; five grandchildren, Larry Samuel Perkins Jr., Richard Anthony Perkins,
Gregory L. Bowman, Tony N. Murray and Barry G. Newcomb; and 10
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday,
December 5, at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 until 8:30 p.m.,
Thursday (tonight) at the funeral home.
Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.
Bee Delp, 84
Dies December 1
KEYSVILLE, Dec. 4 – Dortha Bee Riley Delp, 84, of Keysville, died
Monday, December 1, 2008 in South Boston. She was the wife of the late Thomas
Born in Newhall, WV, February 20, 1924, Mrs. Delp was the daughter
of the late Hugh Preston Riley and Ida Icey Bowman Riley. She was a retired
bookkeeper and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Drakes Branch.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Crouse of Keysville and
Sandra Roberts of Richmond; step-daughter, Linda Delp of Louisburg, NC;
step-son, Jim Patterson of Charlotte, NC; brother, Hugh Preston Riley Jr. of
Tazewell; sister, Louise Music of Princeton, WV; nine grandchildren, and 18
A funeral service was held Thursday (today) at Friendship Baptist
Church with interment in Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield.
Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.