Obituaries Aug. 7 publication

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

 Frieda R. Agee

Frieda Rovina Agee, 76, of Louisa, passed away on Monday August 4, 2014 at her residence.

Born June 9, 1938 in Staten Island, New York, she was a daughter of Anita Robertson Solomon of Palmyra and the late Frederick Douglas Morgan.  She was the wife of the late, Vincent Harry Agee Jr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Louise Martin.

Mrs. Agee was retired from the City of Charlottesville and was a member of House Of God Church in Gordonsville.

She is survived by two daughters, Nicole Agee of Louisa, Yvette Taylor of Richmond; one son, Vincent Agee III and his wife, Lisa, of Palmyra; six grandchildren, Ashley Cousins, Dwayne Rush Jr., Robert Harris Jr., Victoria Agee, Vincent Agee IV., Victor Agee; her grandpuppy, Sassy; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Gordonsville. Interment will follow in the House of God Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Edward T. Deale

Edward Thomas Deale Sr., 63, of Mineral, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Mr. Deale attended Central Virginia Assembly of God Church, Mineral, served four years on the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, was active with Louisa County Rescue Squad for 19 years and was a life member. He retired from Dominion Virginia Power.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter A. Deale; brothers, James Rod Deale and Walter Arnold Deale.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Alice Ward Deale; his wife, Thecla Deale; one son, Edward Deale Jr.; his sisters, Margaret Perry of Bumpass, Della Trivett ( Rayburn) of Glen Allen, Ellen Crisp of Ashland, Linda Dmytryszyn (Charlie) of Mineral, and Evelyn King of Mineral; and a beloved sister-in-law, Linda Deale of Ashland.

A celebration of life, conducted by officiated by Pastor Bernie Newcomb, will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Central Virginia Assembly of God Church, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Lynn G. Guilford 

Lynn Gilmer Guilford, of Louisa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Lynn was born at “Woodbourne,” her family home in Louisa, on Oct. 14, 1928 to the late Weir B. and Ruth M. Gilmer.

She graduated from Louisa County High School and received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Westhampton College, University of Richmond, in 1949. She attended graduate school at the University of Virginia for Library Science and was a librarian in the Louisa County Public School system for many years.

Lynn was married to the late William B. Guilford, retired Major, U.S. Army, and retired registrar of the University of Virginia.

She loved and supported her community.  She was a charter founder and life member of the Louisa County Historical Society, life member of the Meriwether Society, long-time member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served twice as Regent of the Louisa Courthouse Chapter of the DAR.  She was a past member of the Louisa County Electoral Board and represented Louisa County on the board of trustees of Piedmont Community College.

Lynn was preceded in death by her brother, Weir B. Gilmer Jr.; her sister, Ruth M. Gilmer; her sisters-in-law, Ruth S. Gilmer and Marcia J. Kerr; and her best friend, Griswold Boxley.

She is survived by her brother, John B. Gilmer of Louisa; her sister-in-law, Mildred C. Gilmer of Atlanta, Georgia; and three children, Lynn G. Wagner and her husband, Scott, of Hanover, William B. Guilford Jr., and Michael B. Guilford of Louisa; three grandchildren, James Matthew Wagner, Caryn Meriwether Wagner and Katherine Grey Wagner; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa County Historical Society.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Thomas G. Ham

Thomas Gray Ham, 74, of Mineral, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Louisa Health Care.

He was the son of the late John and Irene Ham and is predeceased by brothers, Roland Hamm, Clarence Ham, and Joe Ham; and one sister, Mae Woolfrey.

He is survived by two sisters, Edith Bickley and Elizabeth Proffitt, both of Louisa; four nieces and four nephews.

A funeral service, conducted by David Cole, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 8 at Woodward Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Woodward Funeral Home.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Warren D. Powell Sr. 

Warren Daniel (Pete) Powell Sr., 84, of Port Orange, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2014.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 60 years, Jeannette (Nettie) Norton Powell; his son, Daniel Powell and his wife, Claire; his daughters, Gwen Megginson Pugh and her husband, Tilton, and Jane McMahon and her husband, Jim; his three sisters, Lucille Gammon, Shirley Hughson and Lois Powell; one brother, Carl Powell; five grandchildren, Brian and Lee Powell, Amy and Tanner McMahon and Shannon McMahon Kearney and her husband, Dave; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Devon Kearney; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pete was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Louisa to the late Lester and Elizabeth Powell. He is also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Butch Megginson; his sister, Katherine Carter and her husband, Richard; his brothers-in-law, Jackie Hughson, Newton Gammon, Dale Knight, Paul Jacoby, Raymond Norton, Howard (Bubby) Norton and his wife, Frances (Doll); his sister-in-law, Hazle Jacoby; and a niece, Kim Jones.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of South Daytona and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean conflict. Pete was an avid baseball player, coach and fan his whole life. He worked with his father in the local barber shop in Louisa and spent three years working for the highway department. He retired after many years of working as a surveyor for R.O. Snow and Associates of Charlottesville and W.O. Grubb out of Richmond. His hobbies included rabbit hunting, fishing, traveling, hiking, gardening, NASCAR racing, horseshoes, bowling, playing pool and spending time with family.

He always had a smile on his face, worked hard, gave good, sound advice, supported you in whatever you were doing, never said “no” to a day of fishing no matter how tired he was, and never knew a stranger he couldn’t call a friend.

A celebration of life memorial service, conducted by Pastor Ted Williams of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Gordonsville.

Memorial donations may be made to Halifax Health Hospice Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129, or to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Linda C. Rhoten

Linda Carol Rhoten, of Mineral, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

She was predeceased by her mother, Wilma Helen Seifert; her father, Garland Fletcher Dunn; and her stepmother, Dorothy “Dot” Dunn.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Garnett Cocke, Kenneth Maurice Cocke and Jason Edward Rhoten; four grandchildren, Taylor Ballard, Brittany and Grayson Cocke and the light of her life, Skyler Rhoten whom she raised from birth; three brothers, Scott, Tommy and John Dunn; four sisters, Marie Proctor, Cathy Buttner, Betsy Fink and Julee Christy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

Linda loved to garden and was a wonderful cook. Her chocolate éclairs and pies were scrumptious.

A memorial service, conducted by Pastor Leroy Davis, was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at Hopeful Baptist Church,Montpelier.

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

Visitwww.lacyfh.com for online guest book.

 

John B. Shelton

John B. Shelton, born in Louisa County on September 11, 1930 to the late Claude and Johnette Shelton, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, a U. S. Army veteran and a lifetime cattle farmer in Louisa where he loved raising cattle, pigs and all of his animals.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Shelton.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Oakland Baptist Church, Gum Spring.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at Lacy Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oakland Baptist Church cemetery.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Mattie W. Tate 

Mattie Mae Wells Tate, 77, of Gordonsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born January 11, 1937 in Louisa County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Wells Sr. and Ethel Ragland Wells. She was also preceded in death by a son, Clifton R. Tate; and her siblings, William Wells, Betty Wells, Harold Wells and Frank Wells.

Mrs. Tate loved the outdoors. Her sweet smile and kindred spirit touched everyone whom she came into contact with. She was a faithful devoted member of Free Union Gospel Church in Gordonsville.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 60 years, Joseph W. Tate III of Gordonsville; four children, Sharon Tate of Gordonsville, Francelia Jackson and her husband, Alvin, of Goochland, Jeffery Tate of Gordonsville, Josephine Reeves and her husband, Jerry, of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, James Wells of Charlottesville, Alfred Wells Jr. and his wife, Ella Mae, of Baltimore, Maryland; one sister, Ethel Cunningham of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by Bishop John E. Marshall, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Free Union Gospel Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Victoria A. Wilkerson

Victoria “Vicki” Ann Wilkerson, 51, of Gordonsville, passed away peacefully in her home Friday, July 25, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Peggy Yancy.

She leaves behind a very special friend, Brian Jannuzzi; her brother, Gary Critzer; her two nieces, Taylor Critzer and Kelsi Critzer; and her many beloved pets.

Vicki was a Louisa County High School graduate who had a love like no other for animals. She especially loved dogs and was a dog groomer for years.

All her family, friends and animals will greatly miss her.

Per her request, funeral services will be private.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

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