Obituaries Archive - 154
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 Virginia.
   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 in Farmville.
   The Agee family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem.

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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

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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.

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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 Home.
   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.
    www.puckettfh.com

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Walter Moring

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 Charleston, SC.
   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

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Published Date: Wednesday 19th, May 2010

Funeral Service
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 arrangements.

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Doris P. Hardison, 61
Of Richmond
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 Memorial Church.
   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.
    www.puckettfh.com

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Rites Saturday For
Nelson “Maine” Booker, 32
Of Dillwyn


   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 Swann.
  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.

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Published Date: Friday 14th, May 2010

Cindy Speas Inge, 49
Of Cumberland,
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 Garnett Speas.
   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 church.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Inge’s memory.
Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.

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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.

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Published Date: Wednesday 12th, May 2010


Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones, 88
Retired Educator,
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 Burkeville.
   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.
    www.puckettfh.com

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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,
   www.tharpfuneralhome.com.
   Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is serving the family

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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.

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Henry Nicholson, 61
Of Dillwyn
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 Sr.
   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.

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Edna Stokes-Jackson, 91
Formerly of Farmville
(now Richmond)

   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.

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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.
www.shorterfuneralhome.com

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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.

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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 chapters.
   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.

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