|Published Date: Friday 21st, May 2010
Celebration Of Life
Service To Be Held
For Earl T. Agee
ROANOKE, May 20 — Earl T. Agee, of Roanoke, went to be with the
Lord on Monday, May 17, 2010. He was born in Farmville on June 11, 1929 to
Lucile M. and C. T. Agee. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1950. He
worked as a teacher, professional photographer, as a sanitarian and his final
career position was establishing Employee Assistance Programs through-out
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian H. Agee; sister and
brother-in-law, Loreen A. and Robert C. Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Luci
A. and Bruce Wright.
Mr. Agee was a man of humor, creativity, musical gifts and
gentleness. He was always a loving husband and father. He was remarkable in his
deep faith and lifelong witness as a Christian.
Gifts may be made to Industrial Commercial Ministries. (ICM 57 S.
Main St., Suite 612, Harrisonburg, VA 22801).
A celebration of his life will be held at Brandon Oaks Chapel on Friday, May 21,
at 2 p.m. Internment will be on Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Westview Cemetery
The Agee family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral
Joe Strickland, 88
Of Virginia Beach
Dies Mon., May 17
VIRGINIA BEACH, May 20 — Joe Strickland, 88, of Virginia Beach,
went to be with the Lord, his true love Dorothy L. Strickland and daughter,
Eilene Strickland, on Monday, May 17, 2010.
A native of Pitt County, NC, he was the son of Robert and Rosa
Strickland, a beloved father and one of the founding members of Va. Beach
Freewill Baptist Church.
He served in WWII in the Navy as a Gunners Mate Second Class on the
USS WASP (CV7) and USS ESSEX (CV9). He survived the sinking of the USS WASP
(CV7) in the Solomon Islands by a Japanese submarine. He was injured while
serving on the USS ESSEX (CV9) when it was struck by a Japanese kamikaze plane.
Mr. Strickland is survived by daughters, Dorothy Bauer and husband,
Gerald E. Bauer of Virginia Beach, Betty Strickland Morris and husband, Frank A.
Morris of Danville, and Chris-tine Strickland Wall and husband, Dennis R. Wall
Jr. of Elon, NC; granddaughter, April C. Lumpkin and husband, Cliff E. Lumpkin
of Imperial Beach, CA; grandson, Joe Edward Bauer of Portsmouth; grand-daughter,
Alexandra Grace Wall of Elon, NC; and niece, Luellen Nurney of Gates, NC.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at St.
Barnabus Cemetery in Snow Hill, NC at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Union Mission, Norfolk.
Hollomon-Brown Great Neck Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Services To Be Held
Friday In Dillwyn For
Bobby S. Shumaker
DILLWYN, May 20 – Bobby Shirley Shumaker, born June 24, 1937 in
Buckingham County, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010. He was the son of Minnie and
Percy (Mack) Shumaker, and was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Ann Allen.
After completing service in the Navy, he spent 30 years in Ohio
where he ran a plumbing business. He returned to Buckingham in 1995 and was an
avid hunter and fisherman all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Wyland Shumaker; two
step-daughters, Leigh Anne Davis Taylor and husband, Dennis and Scotty Davis
Edwards and husband, Mike; three step-grandsons, Chris Taylor, Russell Taylor
and John Edwards, all of Buckingham; a sister, Betty Irving Martz of Chester;
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two devoted friends, Mark Suppes and
Dan Arnold both of Creston, OH.
Even though his health was declining, he undertook the huge task of
cleaning the Dillwyn Town Cemetery and u-grading the entrances. He held a strong
devotion to this cemetery because of his parents and many other family members
and friends interred there. With this in mind, the family would like to request
that donations in Bobby’s memory be made to the Dillwyn Town Cemetery Fund, PO
Box, Dillwyn, VA 23936, or Buckingham Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 444,
Dillwyn, VA 23936.
Visitation will be held (tonight) Thursday, May 20, from 7 until 9
p.m. at Dillwyn First Baptist Church with a memorial service to be held on
Friday, May 21, at 1 p.m., also at Dillwyn First Baptist Church.
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Services To
Be Held Monday For
Hattie Templeton, 90
MAY 20 — Hattie Hazel Arrington Templeton passed away Thursday, May
20, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Farmville. She was born February 24, 1920 in
Danville, the oldest of 11 children born to David Stokely Arrington and Grace
Sams Arrington. She was predeceased by her husband, Noah, her sister, Lucy
Simpson, and her brothers, Melvin, Ralph Howard, and Paul Arrington.
After she graduated from Charlotte High School in 1938, Hattie and
Noah were married that August in Cullen. In 1942 they bought a farm near Abilene
where they lived and reared their children.
Surviving are a daughter, Hazel Harrison and husband, George of
Farmville; son, Murray Templeton and wife, Alice of Crewe; daughters, Karen
Gibson and husband, Henry of Cullen, Linda McClung and husband, Ronald of Lake
Wylie, SC, Wanda Stewart and husband, Ned of Bangkok, Thailand, and Marcia
Templeton of Cullen; granddaughters, Camille Rabon, Melanie Kay, and Debbie
Ziherl; grandsons, Robert Templeton, Patrick Templeton, Nolan Gibson, Ronald
McClung, Mark McClung, and Martin Stewart; great-grandchildren, David Templeton,
Noah and Liam McClung, Michael, Alexia, and Kathryn Kay, Seth Rabon, Hunter and
Jacob Gibson, Taylor and Keagan McClung, Kristin and Ashley Ziherl, and Jordan
Anderson; sisters, Betty Noblin, Bessie Munford, Shirley Richardson, Ruth Garrow;
and brothers, Tom and Kenneth Arrington.
Mrs. Templeton worked at Baldwin’s Department Store in Farmville
for 30 years. She loved sewing, quilting, reading, and playing the guitar. She
was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
Family night will be held 6-8 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at Puckett
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 24, at Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church near Abilene.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
Building Fund, c/o Gary Baker, Treasurer, 12815 County Line Road, Keysville, VA
23947, or to Hospice of Virginia, 202 Clark St., Farmville, VA 23901.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Lee Moring, 79
Native of P.E. County
Dies April 18 in SC
JAMES ISLAND, SC, May 20 – Walter Lee Moring, a native of Prince
Edward County, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the age of 79 on
James Island, SC.
Born May 26, 1930 in Farmville, he was the son of the late LeRoy
Daughtry Moring and Grace Claiborne Moring. He grew up on the family tobacco
farm at Moran near Rice.
Mr. Moring graduated from Farmville High School in 1948. He was a
welder on the Norfolk & Western Railroad at Crewe prior to joining the United
States Army, serving in the Signal Corps as a high-speed code operator in
Darmstadt, Germany. After leaving the service, he began a career in broadcast
radio and television electronics engineering. He retired from broadcast
engineering after nearly 30 years with the South Carolina Educational Television
Network as a supervisor and as also the transmitter engineer for WCSC TV in
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Jane Havens Moring;
three sons, Walter Lee Moring Jr. (wife Francine) of Columbia, SC, Danny Moring
(wife Allyson) of Meggett, SC, and Paul Waldan Moring (wife Kristen) of
Evansville, IN; and seven wonderful grandchildren of whom he was very proud.
His robust sense of humor and charitable spirit will be sorely
missed by all who knew him.
He was a charter member of Harbor View Presbyterian Church on James
Island, SC, where memorial services were held. He was laid to rest in Holy Cross
Cemetery on James Island
Published Date: Wednesday
19th, May 2010
Held Monday For
Robert “Boots” Shook, 86
KEYSVILLE, May 18 – Robert Lee (Boots) Shook Sr., 86, of Keysville,
died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his home.
He was born October 25, 1923, a son of the late Cullen Lee and
Hester Maude Shook.
Mr. Shook was a retired radiator repairman, mechanic and farmer.
“Boots” was a friend to all.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth P. Shook; two sons, Robert L.
“Butch” Shook Jr., and Larry J. “Buddy” Shook and wife, Beth all of Keysville;
two daughters, Carolyn S. Rasmussen and husband, John of Hopewell, and Donna S.
Newcomb and husband, Bobby of Meherrin; four brothers, Bill Shook of Bowling
Green, Tom Shook of Willis, and Leroy and Clyde Shook, and a sister, Lillie
Robins all of Keysville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous
nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Shook; three brothers,
and a sister.
A funeral service was held Monday, May 17, in Ash Camp Baptist
Church with interment in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.
Please consider contributions to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad
or Ash Camp Baptist Church.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, was in charge of
Doris P. Hardison, 61
Dies Fri., May 14
RICHMOND, May 18 — Doris Patterson Hardison, 61, of Richmond passed
away Friday morning, May 14, 2010 in Richmond. She was born December 19, 1948 in
Farmville, the daughter of the late William and Gladys Horton Patterson.
She was a long-time employee of VASCO where she worked as an
accounts receivable/payable clerk. Mrs. Hardison was a member of Hatcher
She is survived by her sons, Jason Taylor Hardison of Richmond and
Tony Hardison; daughter, Trish Hardison; sisters, Nancy Payne (Tommy), Connie
Dandridge (Bubba) and Janet Patterson (Corky) all of Powhatan; brothers, Billy
Patterson Jr. of North Carolina and George Patterson (Debra) of Cumberland and
numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Sunday, May 16, at the chapel of Puckett
Funeral Home in Farmville with interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.
Rites Saturday For
Nelson “Maine” Booker, 32
DILLWYN, May 18 – On Sunday, May 16, 2010, our heavenly father
called Nelson Lee Booker, 32, known as Maine by friends and colleagues, to come
into the gateway of heaven. He was born December 15, 1977 to Shirley Booker Rush
of Charlottesville, and Nelson Howard Johnson of Dillwyn.
Mr. Booker attended Buckingham County High School and was a loving
and caring person. He enjoyed spending time with his children and loved fixing
up old cars. He spent several years working at Union Royal in Scottsville. He
also enjoyed spending time with his two best friends, Robert Cain and Melvin
Ayres, they were like brothers to him.
He was preceded in death by his late grandfather, Willie Booker,
uncle, George Booker, grandmother, Mildred Johnson, and great-aunt, Dorothy
He leaves to cherish his memory, his fiancé, Andrea Moody and their three
children, Kaden, Neveah, and Nakayla Booker; his loving mother, Shirley Rush and
husband, Henry Rush; his father, Nelson Howard Johnson; sister, Monica Booker;
two nieces, Shataya Morse and Ricara Harris; five stepbrothers, Henry Rush Jr.,
Jamey Rush, Izel, Rakeem and Malik Nelson; three nephews; grandmother, Berta
Baker Booker, and grandfather, Hoover Johnson both of Bucking-ham; nine uncles,
Willie Booker of Richmond, Vernelle, Ralph, Charles, Ernie, Earnell, Franklin
Booker and Shelton Johnson all of Dillwyn, and Ralph Johnson of Scottsville;
seven aunts, Virginia Brown, Dorothy Woodson, Patsy Chambers, Sarah Booker and
Gloria Booker all of Dillwyn, Elma Jane Holman of Cumberland, and Evelyn Boozer
of Midlothian; and a host of friends and relatives.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m.
at Buckingham County High School with interment at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Dunkum Funeral Home.
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.
Published Date: Friday
14th, May 2010
Cindy Speas Inge, 49
Dies May 11 At Home
CUMBERLAND, May 13 — Cindy Speas Inge, 49, of Cumberland, passed
away Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at her home with her family beside her. On January
11, 1961, she was born to Jean Smith Speas of Cumberland and the late Lloyd
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Ernest Linwood
(Ernie) Inge Jr.; four children, Stacia M. Inge, Jarid W. Inge, Michael L. Inge
and wife, Shannon and Angela M. Wells and husband, Troy; sister, Elizabeth
Belcher and husband, Greg of Cumberland and six grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at
Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Cumberland, with interment in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society
in Mrs. Inge’s memory.
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial Service To
Be Held Friday For
Richard Brannan, 71
MAY 13 — Richard Hartwell Brannan, 71, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
He was the son of the late Alice Tucker Bradbury and Thomas Ernest Brannan.
is survived by two daughters, Tamara Brannan Glaser (Robert) and
Teresa Brannan Harlow (Mason); brother, Henry Bradbury; sister, Dianne Gagnon
Williams; four grand-children; one great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; former
wife and friend, Barbara Brannan and mother-in-law, Janie Baker.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 14, at Cartersville
Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Family will receive friends after the service.
Contributions may be made to the Cartersville Rescue Squad.
Arrangements by Norman Funeral Home, Goochland.
Published Date: Wednesday 12th, May 2010
Virginia Jones, 88
Dies May 10 At Home
RICE, May 11 — Virginia Lockett Morris Jones
passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 10, 2010, at her home on the
Poor House Farm in Rice. Affectionately known as “Big Mama” by friends and
family and “Prissy” by her grand-children, she was born on June 21, 1921, the
daughter of James Willie Morris Sr. and Gladys Garnett Morris, of Burkeville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C. L. Jones Jr.
She is survived by two sons, William G. Jones M.D. and wife,
Carolyn of Gladys and Robert M. Jones of Rice; two granddaughters, Mary
Catherine Martin M.D. and husband, Adam of Greensboro, N.C. and Dr. Anne Morris
Jones of Richmond; and a brother, James Willie Morris Jr. and wife, Mary Ann of
After graduating from State Teachers College (Longwood University),
she taught school in Amelia, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, and Prince Edward counties,
and retired from Prince Edward Academy. She was an active member of Sharon
Baptist Church, having served in various positions including Sunday school
teacher and most recently as Church Clerk.
With a keen interest in history and genealogy, she was an active
member of and held various offices in the Farmville/Prince Edward Historical
Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Daughters of the American
Revolution. She was recently involved in editing a history book entitled
Heritage of Prince Edward County. She was also active in Alpha Delta Kappa,
Farmville Woman’s Club, Ruth Adams Garden Club, the Farm Bureau Women’s
Committee, and Rebekkah Lodge. Her love for her flowers was only exceeded by her
love for her students, friends, and family.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at
Sharon Baptist Church, Rice, with burial in Sunset Cemetery in Burkeville.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 12, from 6-8 p.m.
at Puckett Funeral Home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider
Sharon Baptist Church or Fuqua School.
Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Service To
Be Held Wednesday
For Austin Goode, 92
BEDFORD, May 11 — Austin Clay Goode, 92, of Bedford, and formerly
of Dillwyn, died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Elks National Home, Bedford. Born
March 12, 1918 in Huddleston, he was a son of the late Ira Clay Goode and Hinda
Austin Goode. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
sister, Marie, and her husband, Earl Hobbs, and two sisters-in-law, Betty Goode
and Louise Goode.
Mr. Goode was a member of the National Guard, Company “A”, 116th
Infantry, 29th Division. He was transferred to the 318th Infantry, 80th Division
and served in the European theatre under the command of General George S.
Patton. He was the plant manager of Burruss Land and Lumber Company, Inc. In
1987, he retired as plant manager of Buffalo Wood Products, a division of the
Kyanite Mining Corporation. Mr. Goode was a former member of Bethesda Methodist
Church, Huddleston and he later joined the First Baptist Church in Dillwyn where
he served as church treasurer, deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wilkes Goode, whom he married
on September 5, 1943, in Pickens, South Carolina; two daughters, Linda G. Heath
and husband, Charles of Stephens City, and Mary Clay Mongold and husband, Vernon
of Moorefield, WV; son, John A. Goode and wife, Patricia of Blackstone; three
brothers, Joseph Edward Goode of Bedford, William Davis Goode and wife, Polly of
Radford, and Maurice Benjamin Goode and wife, Gertie-Mae of Huddleston; five
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dillwyn First Baptist
Church, Dillwyn, VA 23936 or the Special Care Unit, Elks National Home, 931
Ashland Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 12,
at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dunn officiating. Internment
will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American
Legion Post 16 of Lynchburg.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 11, at the funeral home. To send condolences online please visit,
Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is serving the family
Blanche B. Bates, 91
Dies May 7
At Trinity Mission
MAY 11 — Blanche Baker Bates, 91, of Trinity Mission Nursing Home,
Farmville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7, 2010. She was born March 1,
1919 in Walton, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Bates Jr.
She is survived by five children, Emily, Beth, Adelbert, Dianna and
Frances; brother, Adelbert and Kitty Baker and their daughter, Sandy Duke; 20
grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bates was a homemaker and caregiver.
Funeral service will be private at a later date.
Local announcement by Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville.
Henry Nicholson, 61
Dies Thurs., May 6
DILLWYN, May 11 – Henry K. Nicholson Jr., 61, of Dillwyn, passed
away on Thursday, May 6, 2010. On April 10, 1949 in Front Royal, he was born to
Virginia Foster Nicholson, of Fredericksburg, and the late Henry K. Nicholson
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cathy Davis
Nicholson; two children, Henry K. Nicholson III and wife, Jeanie, and Amanda N.
Jenkins and husband, Bobby; two foster sons, Edward K. Burchett and Jerry D.
Burchett; grandchildren, Teresa N., Sabrina M., and Henry K. Nicholson IV and
Luke T. Jenkins.
A memorial service will be held on May 15 at Buckingham Baptist
Church at 1 p.m.
Arrangements announced by the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.
Edna Stokes-Jackson, 91
Formerly of Farmville
Died May 8, 2010.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15, at Mercy Seat Baptist Church,
Hampden-Sydney. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville.
Published Date: Friday 7th, May 2010
Funeral Services To
Be Held Saturday For
Frances Tatum, 64
MEHERRIN, May 6 – Sara Frances Tatum, 64, of Meherrin, passed away
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in Farmville.
She was born in Charlotte County, November 9, 1946, and is preceded
in death by her parents, Johnnie and Sarah Flowers Tatum, brother James William
Tatum, and sister, Barbara “Sue” Brown.
Surviving are her devoted companion, William Thomas of Kelling;
children, John Distler Jr. and wife, Dawn of St. Marys, GA, Brian Distler and
wife, Rhonda of Burkeville, Cyndi Distler Crews of Drakes Branch, Darlene Winn
and husband, Randy of Blackstone, and Becky Watts and husband, Ray of Crewe;
brother, Dale Tatum of Farmville; grandchildren, Deidre, Teya, John Daniel,
Shawn, Sara Frances, Christopher Tyler, Katie, Kristen, James (J.R.), Shaun,
Megan, Kristen, Dillon, and Trey, and great-grandson, Jayden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Keysville
Evangelical Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Ash Camp Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Friday, at
the funeral home.
Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.
Herbert L. Neas, Sr., 80
Brother of Farmville
Residents, Dies April 28
CONCORD, May 6 – Herbert Lionel Neas Sr., 80, of Concord, passed
away Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at his home. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Arlene Williams Neas, and is survived by his second wife of 32 years,
Arlene Stinnett Neas.
Born February 26, 1930, in Bedford County, he was a son of the late
John and Sally Foster Neas. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary
Stone, and a son, Jerry Neas.
Mr. Neas was the brother of area residents, Edna Burks and Joyce
Grant of Farmville.
A funeral service was held May 2 at Whitten Monelison Chapel by the
Rev. Dr. Derik Hamby. Interment followed in Amherst Cemetery with military
honors by American Legion Post 16.
Inurnment To Be
Held May 20 For
Lula “Lu” C. Luce
ALIFORNIA, May 6 — Former long-time Lompoc, California resident Lula (Lu)
C. Luce died February 24, 2010 of Alzheimer’s Disease. She had been a resident
of the Cabrillo Care Skilled Nursing Facility in San Luis Obispo for five years.
Born September 27, 1920 in Buckingham County to John and Zella
Chernault, she was the first of 11 children.
In 1943 she joined the Women's Army Corps and was stationed in
Florida and Big Springs, TX. After her military discharge she worked in
Washington, DC for Representative Watkins M. Abbitt Sr. before returning to
Texas to take a job with the US Air Force Security Service in San Antonio. It
was there that she met and married Richard Luce, a civilian radio engineer. Soon
afterward, he accepted a commission with the Air Force Communications Squadron.
Their twin daughters, Karen and Sandra, were born in San Antonio.
The family was transferred to Shiroi Air Force Base near Tokyo,
Japan in 1955, where they were stationed for three years. Mrs. Luce was very
influenced by the Japanese culture. During this time she studied Ikebana and
became a Professor in this ancient art of flower arranging.
She was a gifted seamstress and tailor, making all of her own
clothes as well as all the clothes for Karen and Sandra. Coats, suits, and hats
- nothing was too challenging for her. She created custom Barbie clothes – even
adding tiny zippers and set-in sleeves!
The family was transferred to Vandenberg Air Force Base following
their tour of Japan. It was there that their daughter Michelle was born.
Mrs. Luce's love of flower arranging continued as she became active
in the local Flower Show, winning Best of Show for her Shadow Boxes many years
in a row at the Lompoc Flower Festival. She taught flower arranging to local 4-H
Her interest in antiques and their history led her to obtain an
antique dealer’s license. She became active in local antique clubs and became an
expert in antique lighting devices.
In 1978 Mrs. Luce began a short tenure as manager of the Santa
Barbara County Federal Teacher's Credit Union. From 1988-1990 she served as a
member of the Santa Barbara County Commission on the Status of Women.
In later years Mrs. Luce re-awakened her interest in the works of Carl Jung,
which had been introduced to her as a young woman. She studied metaphysics and
mythology and was a member of the Church of Religious Science.
Her love of the fine arts was evident throughout her life. An
accomplished artist, she painted in oils and loved to needlepoint. She indulged
her passion for classical music with an extensive CD collection and regular
attendance at the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Mrs. Luce is survived by daughters, Karen of Grover Beach, CA and
Sandra of Sebastopol, CA, Luce and Michelle Stevens of Chicago, IL;
grand-children, Dana and Robin Stevens, Carter McGowen, and Zella Redus;
sisters, Juanita More, Loreta Swartz, Barbara Fore, and Mildred Smith;
brothers-in-law, Dewey More and Eric Bach-Sorenson, and many nieces and nephews.
She will be inurned with military honors at Arlington National
Cemetery on May 20. This would have been her and Richard's 60th wedding
anniversary. The service is at 3 p.m.
Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, California, is serving the family.