Obituaries March 20 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted Monday, March 24

Louise P. Harding

Louise P. Harding, of Mineral, passed away March 16, 2014 at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

Born in Massachusetts she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily Verry. She had worked as a tele-communicator for Columbia Hospital for Women.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Linda Martz; her god-daughter, Virginia Phillips and her family; and additional members of the Verry family.

A memorial service, officiated by Christopher Verry, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Mineral Baptist Church, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

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Douglas C. Perkins

Douglas Conway Perkins, 80, of Louisa, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Born in Louisa, he was the son of the late Roy Wilson and Mamie Carter Perkins. He served his country in the U.S. Army at the end of the Korean War and was a member of Byrd Mill Hunt Club and the “Hardee’s Breakfast Club.” He retired to his original homeplace in 1999 after 42 years with C&P Telephone/Bell Atlantic.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Mae Perkins; and a sister, Edna Lucille Perkins.

He is survived by his daughters, Marsha Diane Butler of Amissville, Edna Elvira Gough and her husband, James, of Culpeper; his grandchildren, William Rickey Butler Jr. and his wife,  Cassie, William Jermaine Butler, James David Gough Jr. and Julie Denise Ruhlman and her husband, Wayne; 10 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Wilson Perkins and his wife, Patricia, Harvey Perkins and wife, Sharon, all of Louisa; a sister, Hazel  Perkins and her husband, John, of Richmond; three nephews, two nieces; as well as his first wife, Dorothy Gaynelle Bayliss; and a special friend, Shirley Ronquest.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 27 at Woodward Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Douglas Perkins Memorial Baseball Fund, c/o Oak View National Bank, 450 James Madison Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701 to be used to support local youth baseball. Baseball was his passion.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Sharon L. Waddy 

Sharon Lee Waddy, 46, of Louisa, departed this life Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond.

She was born July 26, 1967 in Louisa to Richard A. Waddy Sr. and Lucille E. Waddy of Mineral.  She was educated in the public schools of Louisa and was employed by burger King in Zion Crossroads.

She is survived by her parents; three daughters, Shelley L. Waddy of Richmond, Natasha M. Waddy of Louisa and Patrina N. Waddy of Richmond; one son, Waverly Mealy Jr. of Louisa; four grandchildren, Jamierius Waddy, Damien Smith, Ziyonna Houchens, Xavier Waddy; three sisters, Deloris A. James of Richmond, Joyce A. Waddy and Amantha Waddy, both of Mineral; two brothers, Frank Waddy of Richmond, Richard A. Wadddy of Doswell; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at Mt. Garland Baptist Church, Friday, March 28 from 7 until 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, March 29 at Mt. Garland Baptist Church. Interment will be in he church cemetery. Pastor Cosby will officiate and the Rev. Gerldine Shelton will be the eulogist.

Arrangements are being made by Satchell’s Funeral Service, Orange.

 

James Haggood Wallace Sr. 

James Haggood Wallace Sr., of Montpelier, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Wallace of Chase City. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Earline “Jackie” Wallace; a sister, Katherine Weston; his brothers, Bernard Wallace and Willie Wallace.

He is survived by his son, James H. Wallace Jr. and his wife, Linda; his daughter, Penny J. Wallace; and his brother, Robert Wallace.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 at Hopeful Baptist Church, 14340 Hopeful Church Rd., Montpelier.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Hopeful Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

Posted Thursday, March 20

Russell C. Bishop 

Russell Cornelius Bishop, affectionately known as “Bubba,” was born December 26, 1952 in Louisa. He was called into eternal rest on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

He married the love of his life, the late Barbara Johnson Bishop and from this union had their son, Corey Bishop.

His memory will be cherished by his son, Corey (Christina York, Corey’s devoted friend); his siblings, Marion, Shirley (James), Carolyn (Jay), Donald, Guary and Charmane (Reggie); his mother-in-law, Mildred Johnson; his sister-in-law, Virginia Morris; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Johnson and George Johnson (Sherry).

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Johnson Bishop; his parents, Russell and Anna Lee Bishop; and his siblings, Joyce, Barbara, Lonnie and Tina.

Funeral services, conducted by Vicar Bishop James Ragland, were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at County Line Baptist Church,  Kents Store.

Arrangements were made by Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland.

 

Everett C. Campbell 

Everett C. Campbell was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 1, 1922 and passed away March 16, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dot; and his children, Everett Jr  and his wife, Brenda, Doug and his wife ,Vicky, Gayle McCorkle and her husband, Allen, and Marianne Hagg and her husband, Steve; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandkids; and  two brothers in North Carolina, William and Richard Campbell.

Everett graduated from Duke University in 1949 with a BS degree in mechanical engineering.  He worked in the oil and gas business in Texas, the atomic energy plant in Tennessee, and settled in Richmond embarking on his 28-year career with Phillip Morris. He was selected plant engineer of the year in 1971 by the American Society of Plant Engineers, and retired in 1984.

Everett was instrumental in the formation of the James River Aquatic Club in the early 60s and served on the board of directors. He also served on the state board for the Amateur Athletic Association.

Everett served in the U S Navy in World War II on the DE Daniel T. Griffin in the North Atlantic and Pacific theaters.  His ship was among the first into Hiro Wan Bay in Kure, Japan when the war ended.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at Holly Grove Christian Church. A funeral service, conducted by Pastor Carl Howard, will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, March 21 at Holly Grove Christian Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Richmond.

Memorial donations may be made to Holly Grove Christian Church, 1637 Holly Grove Dr., Bumpass, VA 23024, or the Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Margaret B. Carter

Margaret B. Carter, 65, of Mineral, passed away on Monday, March 17 at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

She was the daughter of the late Medric and Margaret Oliver and the widow of Herbert Carter.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Victoria Chisholm and her husband, Kenneth Jr., of Louisa, and Jennifer Carter of Mineral; her brother, Medric “Burtner” Oliver and his wife, Peggy, of Vienna; a sister, Betsy “Lee” Edwards and her husband, Jeffrey, of Leesburg; her grandchildren, Katelyn and Trey Chisholm; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

A graveside service, conducted by Vince Cox, will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 E Rio Road, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Gerald R. Dickinson Sr. 

Gerald “Giggs” Reed Dickinson Sr., 70, of Linkwood, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Mineral  on July 21, 1943 at Dickinson’s Store and was the son of the late Robert Pollard Dickinson Sr. and Eula Harlow Dickinson.

Giggs graduated from Cambridge High School in 1961, after attending Valley Forge Military Academy. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant from the National Guard in 1965 and the United States Army in 1968. He married the former Ginger Lewis on July 26, 1975. He dedicated his life to running the family business, Dorchester Lumber Company, a sawmill and piling operation in Linkwood. Mr. Dickinson was a lifetime member of Countryside Christian Church and a lifetime member of Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Fire Company. In his spare time he enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors, watching racing and spending time with his family and friends.

Giggs is survived by his wife, Ginger R. Dickinson of Linkwood; a son, Brad Thomas Dickinson and his fiancée, Heather Moore, and her daughter, Kristen Smith of Linkwood; a daughter, Elizabeth Dickinson Hill and her husband, Mark, of Linkwood; three grandchildren, Sawyer Reed Hill, Bailie Rae Dickinson and Harlan “Harry” Miller Hill; two brothers, Michael M. Dickinson and Bennett E. Dickinson; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bobby” Dickinson; and a son, Gerald “Jerry” Reed Dickinson Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at Countryside Christian Church. Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21  the Dickinson family plot at Mt. Pleasant Churchyard in Mineral.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lewis, Mark Lewis, John Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Tyler Lewis and Blake Lewis.

Memorial contributions can be made to Countryside Christian Church and School, 5333 Austin Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613, the Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 66, Linkwood, MD 21835, or Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Mineral, VA 23117.

Arrangements are being made by Thomas Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, Maryland.

 

John Lanham

John “Mickey” Lanham, 55, of Louisa, formerly of Manassas Park, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Mickey was born on September 15, 1958 in Manassas to John L. Lanham and Mary C. Bean.

He married Donna Robinson on Sept. 10, 1988. He graduated from Osbourn High School in 1976. He had many interests including being outdoors, Harley Davidson motorcycles, being a handyman, socializing and enjoying a cold beer.

Mickey is survived by his parents, John and Mary; his sister, Joan Faulk and her husband, Terry; his wife, Donna; his three sons, John and his wife, Jennifer, Kenneth and his wife, Megan, and Matthew; his four grandchildren, Jacob, Hailey, Devin and Emma; one niece, Kristy Faulk; and one nephew, Brad Faulk.

The family will be receive friends for a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at Hatcher’s Memorial Baptist Church, 12225 Barbee Rd., Bristow, VA 20136.

 

Merdell J. Montgomery 

Merdell Johnson Montgomery, of Sumter, South Carolina, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2014.

Born, Nov. 18, 1925, in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late James McCoy and Alberta Mickens Johnson. Her husband. Willie Montgomery. predeceased her.

She leaves to cherish fond memories a step-daughter, Mary Jett; a devoted nephew, Daniel Johnson; an aunt, Edith Mickens and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 22 at 4 p.m. at Thomasson Watson Funeral Chapel, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

 

Erskine B. Moss 

Rev. Erskine B. Moss passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 9, 2014 in his home in Prince Fredrick, Maryland.

Born June 12, 1953, Erskine was the only son of the late Rev. Ernest Moss and Hazel J. Moss. At an early age, Erskine accepted Christ and joined the First New Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania.

Called into the ministry in 1986, Rev. Erskine Moss preached his trial sermon and was later ordained at the St. Thomas Baptist Church, Louisa, where his father pastored. Rev. Erskine Moss pastored the St. Joseph Baptist Church, Washington, DC, and later joined Calvert Lighthouse Tabernacle, Calvert County, Maryland, upon moving to Maryland. Throughout his career, he worked in children’s ministries doing children’s revivals, summer camps, champ camps and workshops.

Rev. Erskine Moss graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary (now the Virginia University of Lynchburg)  with a bachelor of theology and Virginia State University with a bachelor of science in biology and masters of science in education administration and supervision.

Rev. Moss has 31 years in the field of education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of special education and area superintendent. He loved the challenge of working with special needs students and students with serious behavior problems.

Moss was active in the Calvert County Education Association, Maryland State Education Association, and the National Education Association. Rev. Moss retired from the Calvert County Public School System, Maryland, November 2013.

Rev. Moss leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Robin-Renee’ Barksdale of Richmond; his sisters, Hazel Putty and brother-in-law, James Putty of Spotsylvania, Princess R. Moss of Richmond; an aunt and uncle, Daphne and Lenwood Johnson of Trevilians; three loving nieces and nephews; two very special friends, Steve and Alice Brooks of Calvert County, Maryland; as well as many other caring relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at First New Hope Baptist Church, Partlow. Interment will be in the Moss Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

 

Virginia M. Ryals

Virginia Mahan Ryals, 87, was born September 17, 1926 and died March 17, 2014 living in Fluvanna County since the late 1940s.

She was one of Fluvanna County’s first sheriff’s dispatchers and worked there until her early ‘70s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ada Mahan; three brothers, John Marshall Mahan, Ralph Mahan, and Charles Mahan; two husbands, Wallace Gary Yancey and George L. Ryals.

She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Young; and one brother, Clyde Edward Mahan; three children, Carolyn and Dan Kibe, Harold and Peggy Yancy, Kathy and Herman Johnson Jr.; three grandchildren, Herman Johnson III and Dana, April and Jake Walker, Stephanie and Jonathan Melton; nine great-grandchildren, Alayna Johnson, Lilly Johnson, Bradley Johnson, William Walker, Haley Walker, Jace Walker, Aden Melton, Emma Melton, Cason Melton; and two special friends, Bobby McGuinn and Buddy Bibb.

She will rest in peace beside her longtime husband George L. Ryals.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday March 21 at Bybee Road Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Palmyra Fire Department, or the Palmyra Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are being made by Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store.

 

 

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