Obituaries Archive - 117
Published Date: Friday 26th, December 2008

Published Date:  Wednesday 24th, December 2008

Services Held Saturday
In Appomattox For
Edna W. Williams, 94

   APPOMATTOX, Dec. 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


Ernie Riland, 61
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 cancer.
   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.


LEE, Gilbert L., 43
of Farmville

   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.


Funeral Service
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 Cemetery.
   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
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.


Published Date:  Friday 19th, December 2008

Jathan 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, 2008.
   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 Award.
   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
Of Farmville

    Died 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.


Published Date:  Wednesday 17th, December 2008

David Collmann, 53
Formerly Of Farmville
Dies Wednesday

   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.


Rev. George Phaup, 97
Of Farmville
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, Breanna Phaup.
   A special thanks is expressed to three wonderful friends, Hobart Harris, Gene Wood, and Ellen Troyer, and many other neighbors for their kindness.
   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.


Funeral Services To
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


Published Date:  Friday 12th, December 2008

Funeral Services
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 services.


FORD, Mary M., 57
Of Meherrin

   Died Thursday, 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.


Published Date:  Wednesday 10th, December 2008

Dr. R. P. Moore, 87
Former Resident,
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 Moore.
   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. Moore Jr.
   A memorial service was conducted on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond.


Graveside Service
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 Newport News.
   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 Church Cemetery.
   The Browning Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of arrangements.


JONES, Maggie Booker, 90
Of Dillwyn

   Died Friday, 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, Dillwyn.


Walter Shapiro, Jr., 53
Of Staunton
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.


Published Date:  Friday 5th, December 2008

Anthony “Tony” Cristo, 85
Retired Longwood
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 charity.
   Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Hudson, FL.


Funeral Services
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. Perkins.
   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 great-grandchildren.
   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.


Dortha Bee Delp, 84
Of Keysville
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 Howard Delp.
   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 great-grandchildren.
   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.