Obituaries April 17 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

Floyd R. Askew

Floyd Ray Askew, of Bumpass, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Lee Dunivan Askew; three sisters, Elizabeth Luck, Louise Askew Motley and Bertha Askew Burnside; two brothers, Silas Joe Askew and Eugene Askew; and a grandson, Timothy Wayne Dunivan.

He is survived by one daughter, Darlene Dunivan; two sons, Wayne and Ronnie Askew; two brothers, Angus Elmo “Bighead” Askew and Thomas Askew; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Terry Gilbert, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Thomas G. Evans Jr. 

Thomas “Tommy” Graham Evans Jr., 51, of White Stone, died on April 15, 2014.

Surviving is his wife, Donna Duerson Evans; three sons, Thomas Graham Evans III (Kim), Andrew Chandler Lunsford and Adam James Lunsford; two grandchildren, Thomas Graham  Evans IV and Noah Evans; his mother, Bessie Ashburn Evans; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Dorothy Duerson; his sister-in-law, Irene Luck (Tommy); his brothers-in-law, Jimmy Duerson (Chris) and Garnett Duerson (Janis); his nephews, Timmy and John Luck and Garrett Duerson; his niece, Cassie Duerson; two great-nieces, Chassy Groome and Piper Luck; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Graham Evans Sr.

Tommy was a deputy sheriff for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, a member of the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years, where he served as past chief, and a member of Blue Knights Virginia, Chapter 19.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment will be at Claybrook Baptist Church, Weems.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 272, White Stone, VA 22578, or Blue Knights Virginia, Chapter 19, c/o Vice President Bill Webb, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, 8293 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.

Arrangements are being made by Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

 

 

Beverly H. Jackson

Beverly Jean Hill Jackson drifted into eternal rest at her home, “Almost Heaven,” in Louisa, on April 12, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born November 11, 1942 in Montgomery, West Virginia, she was the first of six children of the late Theda and Ralph Hill. One brother, Ronald, died when she was 13.

She married “the love of her life,” Lawrence “Larry” E. Jackson on Dec. 24, 1963.

A graduate of East Bank High School in Kanawha County, West Virginia,  she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1963 at West Virginia State College, now University (WVSU), and later a master’s in education at Trenton State College, now College of New Jersey.

While her teaching career started in Cleveland, Ohio, it was in New Jersey’s public schools that she excelled professionally not only as teacher, but received recognition and awards as curriculum specialist and elementary school principal. Two years later, retiring in 2000, she and Larry relocated to Louisa.

Instilled with a love of God at an early age, she was a member of the St. John’s Baptist Church in West Virginia and First Baptist Church while living in New Jersey. Upon retiring to Louisa, she affiliated with Bright Hope Baptist Church and later joined Louisa Baptist Church.

Throughout her life, Beverly emulated the “Renaissance woman” with many talents and interests including rubber stamping, making original greeting cards, using the computer, dancing, reading, sewing, knitting, basket-weaving, RV camping, motorcycling, flower and vegetable gardening, hearth cooking and community activism.

In Jersey, Beverly held positions in Friends of the Library, Burlington County Human Relations Commission, and the Association of Elementary School Principals.

After “retiring” to Virginia, Beverly and Larry founded Citizens in Action Virginia, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a thrust emphasizing dental care of children (Citizens in Action for Dental Health). She held offices in the Louisa Branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Interfraternal Council of Charlottesville. She was a founding member of the Red Hat Ladies of Deville. Beverly’s volunteer activities included serving on the Elizabeth A. Nolting Foundation and the Santa Council of Louisa.

Passionate devotees of their college alma mater, the couple remained active lifelong members of the WVSU National Alumni Association, Inc. They served as avid recruiters seeking WVSU prospective students while providing significant financial funding and support for the school’s improvement and scholarship efforts.

Beverly traveled extensively with Larry as a member of the Rolling Cousins Motorcycle Club and the Central Virginia Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. She became an active member of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Arthur W. Baker Sr. Memorial Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, an organization she and Larry founded in memory of a former Louisa County resident.

In 2011, Beverly was preceded in death by Larry, her husband of 48 years.

Left to celebrate her life and accomplishments are her children, Eric Franklin (Michelle) of Kentucky, Lawrence (Lonnie) Everett Jr. and Lori Lynn, both of Louisa; her grandchildren, Erica Jackson of Kentucky, Jewell Watson of Kentucky, and Nasir Jackson of Louisa; her brothers, Ralph (Versie) Hill of West Virginia and Wesley (Brenda) Hill of West Virginia; her sisters, Karen Hill of West Virginia and Katherine Allen of Nevada; a brother-in-law, Thomas Jackson of Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory.

Viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Louisa Baptist Church, 305 E. Main Street, Louisa.

The funeral service, officiated by Dr. Larry G. Hoyle, will be held at 12:30 p.m. following the viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to WVSUNAA. Make checks payable to Richmond/Central VA Chapter West Virginia State University National Alumni Association, Inc., P.O. Box 1758, Gordonsville, VA, 22942. Specify in the memo line “Beverly Jackson Scholarship” or the “American Cancer Society.”

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

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

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