Obituaries March 27 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted Monday, March 31

Alice J. Boyd

Alice Jane Boyd, 81, of Louisa, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at her residence.

She is predeceased by her parents, James Sydnor and Louise Lloyd Pleasants; and a sister, Lois Pleasants Shumake.

She was a member of Louisa Christian Church, the CWF and Louisa KS Club and had worked for Peoples National Bank and as bookkeeper for Barton & Boyd.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Boyd Jr.; her nieces, Kimberly Shumake and Susan Colvin; her nephews, Wayne Boyd and Neal Boyd.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Denny Burnette, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 at Louisa Christian Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Louisa Christian Church, Alzheimer’s Association, Legacy Hospice or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

H. Manning Woodward Jr.

H. Manning Woodward Jr., 86, died unexpectedly at home Friday, March 28, 2014.

Born in Louisa, he had lived on the Peninsula since 1999 where he was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hampton.

After service in the Navy during World War II, he attended the University of Richmond and then graduated from Echols College of Mortuary Science.

Manning owned and operated Woodward Funeral Home and Woodward Insurance Agency in Louisa until he retired in 1996.  He was twice the president of Louisa Rotary Club which recognized him as a Paul Harris Fellow, and after moving to Hampton, he was a member of the Hampton Rotary Club.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Jessee Woodward; and his sisters, Jacqueline Woodward Marshall and Jean Woodward Duke.

Mr. Woodward is survived by his wife, Eleanor Weston Woodward; his children and their spouses, Jane Woodward Meyer and her husband, Rick, of Louisa, H. Manning Woodward III and his wife, Debbie, of Louisa, Eleanor Weston Brown and her husband, Bill, of Hampton, Rosemary Weston Kulp and her husband, Chris, of Richmond and William A. Weston III and his wife, Lisa, of Leonardtown, Maryland; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 31 at First United Methodist Church, downtown Hampton.

Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, with the Rev. David Palmer of Louisa United Methodist Church officiating.

Arrangements were made by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton.

 

Posted Friday, March 28

Johanna Surmaj

Johanna Surmaj, 91, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Born in the Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Maria Susulske. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Feder Surmaj; and a grandson, Anthony Becks.

Johanna was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Mineral.

She leaves to cherish her memory,  her sons, Joseph Susulske (Lynn) of Frederick, Maryland, and Roman Surmaj of Virginia Beach; her daughters, Irene Wynnyk (Alex) of Maryland, Maria Becks (Roy) of Mineral, Susie McNamara (David) of Maryland, Olga O’Donnell (Brian) of Virginia Beach and Honya Sawinski of Hawaii;  her grandchildren, Paul Taylor Susulske, Evan and Mitchell Surmaj, Patrick and Alex Wynnyk, Natasha Becks-Miller, Conor and Jarret McNamara and Andrey Sawinski;  and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass, officiated by Father Michael Duffy, will be held at noon on Monday, March 31 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mineral. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Posted Thursday, March 27

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.

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.

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Joseph L. Shelton

God sent his angels to usher our beloved, Joseph Leroy Shelton, home on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Langhorne’s residence with family in Goochland.  Our beloved one is now rejoicing with the Lord and all of his family that made that spiritual journey before him.

Joe, the son of the late Charlie O. and Emma Shelton, was born in Mineral on Sept. 21, 1950. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. He was one of 18 siblings.

Joe accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of he Rev. J. R. Tyler. Joe’s favorite scripture was Psalms 23. He loved music and played lead and bass guitar for the Shelton Five Gospel Singers for many years. He was a loving and caring person.

He attended Z. C. Morton Elementary School and furthered his education in Job Corps. After returning from Job Corps, he worked various jobs. He was employed with Gray Coastal Trucking Company, Good Year Tire Company and Henrico County Public School system as a custodian.

Joe leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted son, Chris Coleman (Wendy) of Louisa; seven sisters, Sarah Smith (Meredith) of Goochand, Doris Tomes of Louisa, Louise Langhorne (Walter) of Goochland, Onedia Taylor (Henry) of Richmond, Marjorie Shelton (Tim) of Mineral, Joyce Shelton-Jones and Arlean Shelton of Richmond; five brothers, Vergie Shelton (Eva) of Mineral, Charlie Shelton Jr. (Gertrude) of Richmond, Henry Shelton of Richmond, David Shelton (Emma) of Alexandria, and George Shelton (Sharon) of Mineral; one sister-in-law, Josyln Shelton of Mineral; two grandchildren, Keona and Neisha; loving nieces, among them a devoted nurse, Melissa Jones; a devoted friend, ex-wife Renee; special friends, Farrer,Lewis Mickens and Charles Stewart and a host of nephews, cousins and other friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. William House III, were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mineral.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service of Louisa.

Visit wwww.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

 

Floyd L. Tate Jr.

Floyd Lewis Tate Jr., of Sandston, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd L. Sr. and Helen Cole Tate; and a sister, Betty Dale Tate.

He is survived by his son, Floyd Lewis “Trey” Tate III (Kathy); his granddaughter, Acelyn Leah Tate; his brother, Owen W. Tate (Debbie); his sister, Ann Sigmund (Arthur); his nieces, Ava, Heidi and Candice; his nephews, Will, Josh and Arthur.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Bethany Christian Church, 2402 Bethany Church Rd., Bumpass. Interment will follow in the Tate Family Cemetery, Bumpass.

The family will receive friends at the church from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.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. Waddy of Doswell; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Randolph Waddy.

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 the 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 H. 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.

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

Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Bailey G. Wilkins

Bailey Goodman Wilkins, 94, of Amherst, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.

Bailey was the son of the late William Wyche Wilkins and Eva Byerley Wilkins.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Beverly Roberts Wilkins; his sister, Louise W. Monette Shelton; and his brothers, Lewis Banks Wilkins, Edward Byerley “Buck” Wilkins, and William Wyche “Dub” Wilkins Jr; and a granddaughter, Berkeley Pearson.

Bailey is survived by his wife, Betty Pearson Wilkins; his daughters, Carol W. Anderson and her husband, Rick, of Lynchburg, Lynne W. Runnett and her husband, Lloyd, of Mineral; his step-sons, William E. Pearson and his wife, Marie, of Forest, and Bruce E. Pearson and his wife, Joni, of Lynchburg; his grandchildren, Beverly A. Blair and her husband, Price, Blake Bailey Anderson and his fiancée, Kelly L. Anderson, Lloyd Robert Runnett, Bailey Louis Runnett, Lauren H. Pearson and her fiancée, David Hutchings, Charlie E. Pearson, and Natalie S. Pearson; his great grandchildren, Brantley Williamson Blair and Virginia Roberts Blair; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Bailey was born in Turbeville, Halifax County, on May 8, 1919. He graduated from Virginia Tech in June 1941 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Coast Artillery.  A week later, Bailey was ordered to active duty and assigned to a Coast Artillery Regiment. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, his regiment was the first American forces to arrive in the Hawaiian Islands, January 7, 1942. Bailey remained in the Hawaiian Islands throughout the rest of World War II. He was promoted to captain and left active service, returning  to his home in Turbeville in February 1946.

He began a career in the Virginia Tech Co-operative Extension Service in 1954 in Appomattox County and moved to Amherst County in 1955 where he continued to serve as an extension agent until his retirement in 1980. During his extension career, Bailey co-chaired the Buffalo River Watershed Committee for eight years which resulted in three recreational flood control lakes: Mill Creek, Thrasher and Stonehouse.

Bailey was a member of the Amherst Presbyterian Church, Amherst Rotary Club, and was owner and operator of Wilkins Greenhouse.  While active with the Amherst Rotary Club, he was responsible for establishing a Rotary Pancake Day which provides funds for college and vocational scholarships.

Bailey’s life exemplified the motto of Virginia Tech Ut Prosim, “That I May Serve.” Bailey lived his life to the fullest, enjoying his family and friends with his infectious laugh and selfless acts of kindness.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Matt Gaventa, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Amherst Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Amherst Cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 36.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 28 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Presbyterian Church, 162 2nd Street Amherst, VA 24521, or the Amherst Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund.

Visit www.whittenmonelison.com for online guestbook.

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