Obituaries March 1 publication
Posted Monday, Mar. 5
Alice J. Jones
Alice J. Jones, 94, of Louisa, departed this life on Friday March 2, 2012, at the Louisa Health and Rehab Center.
She was born July 3, 1917, in Louisa County Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Jones; two daughters, Lillian Deloris Jones, passed at birth, and Doris Dean Lewis; three sons, Herbert “Buck” Jones, Samuel David Jones and Henry Lee Jones; one brother, David Jones.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Peach Grove Baptist Church where served in many capacities. She was recognized for her skills as a seamstress to many in the Louisa area.
Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Marilyn “Turtle” Woodfolk; two sons-in-law, Emanuel Woodfolk Jr. and Paul Lewis Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Margaret Jones; her grandchildren; a devoted granddaughter, Teresa Jordan (Paul) of Louisa, Sheila Coleman (Jerald) of Mineral, Wayne Lewis of Louisa, Dwayne (Inger) of Richmond, Paul Lewis Jr., Patrick Jones (Chris) of Louisa; six great-grandchildren, Devonne Robinson, Jaleel Henson, Sierra Lewis,Terrence Jordan, Darius woodfolk, Ian Woodfolk; and a special friend, Lucy Talley of Louisa.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at Peach Grove Baptist Church, Louisa. Interment to follow in the Jones Family Cemetery, Louisa.
The Body will lie in state at the funeral Home on Tuesday from 12 until 8 p.m. and at the Church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are being made by Satchell’s Funeral Service, Orange.
Wallace Ross Sr. PIC
Wallace Ross Sr., 88, of Gate City, loving husband and father, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday , February 28, 2012, after a brief illness.
Born on October 31, 1923, in Louisa County, Mr. Ross retired after more than 41 years of service at Eastman Kodak Co. He worked many years with Kingsport Development and was a member of Elks Clinch Mountain Lodge. Mr. Ross was a faithful member and servant of Hales Chapel United Methodist Church in Gate City. He served as church treasurer for more than 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Ross and Addie Fountain Ross; his sisters, Elizabeth Ross and Martha Wilson; his brothers, George Fortune and Albert “Peter” Ross; his wife, Doretha Wiggins Ross; and an adopted nephew, Calvin “Kenny” Price Jr.
He is survived by his son, Wallace W. Ross Jr., Gate City; his daughters, Geneva Ross of Washington, D.C. and Mary Courtney of Weber City; his grandchildren, Keana N. Ross of Washington, D.C. and Jonikki Cope and her husband, Ronald, of Gate City; his great grandchildren, Lakesha and Shaniquah of Gate City; a niece, Adline Hale of Virginia Beach; extended adopted family of Church Hill, Tennessee; his nieces, Valerie L. Shivers, Leslie R. Carpenter and her husband, Clifton, JoRita Ferguson, Melissa Williams and her husband, Richard; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Steve Templeton and Pastor Rochelle Maxwell, were held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Music was rendered by the Hales Chapel Church Choir. Interment was in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City.
Pallbearers were Buster Stacey, Ronald Cope, Gordon Wood, Charles Senior, Stanley Rogers and Richard Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Muncey, James Wood, Charles Wood and Richard Maxwell.
Arrangements were made by Cononial Funeral Home, Weber City.
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Posted Thursday, Mar. 1
Henry Coleman Jr.
Henry Coleman Jr. departed this life to be with the Lord on February 23, 2012 at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital.
He was born to the late Henry and Christana Coleman on August 23, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Henry was also preceded in death by his brother, Emanuel Coleman.
Henry attended school in Spotsylvania. He joined the Holy Church of God in Mineral, at an early age. He was self-employed and worked in the logging industry with his son, Jeffery. Henry was a good, hard-working man that provided well for his family.
In 1959, Henry married Hannah White Coleman. To this union was born five children.
Henry leaves behind to cherish many blessed memories, his devoted and beloved wife of 54 years, Hannah Marie Coleman; two sons, Henry Coleman III (Pam) and Jeffery B. Coleman both of Spotsylvania; three daughters, Hannah Marie Hall (Paul) of Beulaville, North Carolina, Doreen Athey (Steve) of Goochland, and Michelle Talley (Franklin) of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Geraldine Richardson (Howard) of Orange, and Christine White (Broadus) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; a mother-in-law, Ruth Carter of Unionville; three brothers-in-law, Broadus White (Christine) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, George Carter (Rita) of Oakridge, Tennessee and John Carter (Karen) of Unionville; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Johnson of Lorton, and Sandra Fitzgerald (Alfonso) of Reston; 16 grandchildren, Keith, Darrin, Sharnet, Kristian, Jazzelle, Shatina, Bridget, Vollney, Teresa, Paul Jr., Justin, Breon, Shaute, Chaunda, Evante and Franklin Jr; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Temple of Deliverance, HCG, Inc. 5756 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Mineral, VA 23117. Elder Lynn W. Beanum officiated. Interment followed in the Coleman Family Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.
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Brand Hardenbergh, of Tappahannock, formerly of Louisa, was found deceased of natural causes on Wednesday, February 26, 2012.
He was born on April 15, 1928 in Richmond, son of the late Henry Hall Hardenbergh and Marian Charlton Brand Hardenbergh.
He enlisted in the Navy at 17, serving during the last days of World War II. He was called back to service during the Korean War, serving a total of six years as an electrician, including service aboard the U.S.S. Witek and the U.S.S. Tawakoni. He was honorably discharged in 1951, and his decorations included The Good Conduct Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Navy Occupation Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Brand graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he completed his studies in December 1957.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lafayette Amos Hardenbergh; his stepson, Clyde Y. Cridlin and his wife, Linda; his nephew, Carter L. Hardenbergh and his wife, Melissa, and family; his niece, Frances Batte Hardenbergh; and his great-nephew, Charles VanEvera Hardenbergh and his wife, Mari.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Hall Hardenbergh Jr.; his sister, Maxine Atmore Hardenbergh; and his nephew, Henry Hall Hardenbergh III.
Brand grew up at Frederick’s Hall in Louisa County, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was blessed with a quick wit, a unique sense of humor, and always had a sparkle in his eye. He was a skilled mechanic, as fond of working on his cars and boats as he was of driving and spending time at sea. He was a devoted Christian who loved and served the Lord and his fellow man.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Rappahannock Christian Church, Dunnsville.
Arrangements are being made by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Inc., Tappahannock.
Denise A. Rapp
Denise Ann Rapp, 56, of Bumpass, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012, at her residence.
Born in California, she was the daughter of Marcus E. and Arlene Painter.
Denise was a member of Elk Creek Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse and worked for Professional Home Health Care Services.
She is survived by her husband, John Rapp; a son, James Rapp; two daughters, Megan Rapp and Caitlin Rapp; all of Fredericksburg; a grandchild, Blaik Rapp; a brother, Mark Painter of Spring, Texas; and dear friends, Christine and James Herrick of Spotsylvania.
A memorial service, conducted by Dr. Woody Jenkins, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Elk Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to Elk Creek Baptist Church, 5916 Kentucky Springs Rd., Mineral, VA 23117.
Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Homd, Louisa.
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Elise M. Shelton
Elise May Shelton, 64, of Louisa,died Monday, February 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 25, 1947, to the late Elsie and Horace Dickerson.
Elsie attended A.G Richardson School in Louisa. She was employed by Louisa Manufacturing for 28 years until they closed. Elise joined the Foster Creek Baptist Church at an early age, but worshipped regularly with Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Louisa.
Elsie was married to the late Clyde G. Shelton and to this union two sons were born, Kerry Quinton and Brad O’Neil.
Her husband, Clyde Shelton preceded her in death as well as her parents, Elsie and Horace Dickerson; two brothers, James and Stanley Dickerson; and one sister, Betty Dickerson.
Elsie was a devoted wife and loving mother, always caring for her family and especially for her grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Kerry Shelton and his wife, Tracy, and Brad Shelton and his devoted friend, Bessie Courtney, all of Louisa; a stepdaughter, Lolita Bolling and her husband, James, of Kents Store; four grandchildren, Ashley Shelton of Goochland, Kevin Shelton, Landon Yowell and Shayla Shelton all of Louisa; step-granddaughters, Janee and Keyarra Bolling of Kents Store; two sisters, Emily Ragland and Mildred “Ann” Seaberry of Louisa; two brothers, John Dickerson and his wife, Carrie, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wade Dickerson of Louisa; brothers-in-law, Fleming Shelton of Louisa and Ivor Shelton and his wife, Mary, of Trevilians; sisters-in-law, Beulah Morris and her husband, Curtis, of Mineral, and Hunna Harrison of Louisa; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends and a special niece who she claimed as a daughter, Otealia (Tee Tee) Jackson of Louisa.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert Bates, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, 3662 Roundabout Road, Louisa. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.
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Emma B. Wachter
Emma Louise Baker Wachter, 86, of Burtonsville, Maryland, and formerly of Cooksville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Brook Grove Center, Sandy Spring, Maryland.
She was the wife of the late Bruce Edward Wachter, who predeceased her on Feb. 4, 1978.
Born July 15, 1925, in Kemptown, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Winfred E. Baker and Esther Ruth Greene Baker Butler.
In earlier years, she and her husband owned Delaval Sales & Service and they also dairy farmed together in the Gaithersburg and Cooksville areas. Later, she was a school bus driver for Howard County Public Schools. Mrs. Wachter eventually retired as a bank teller at Sandy Spring Bank in Ashton, Maryland.
She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid bingo player and loved traveling with the Damascus Travel Club. Her trip to Hawaii with her friend Veronica was very special to her. She enjoyed being at Lake Anna with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wachter was admired by many and always wanted to make sure that everyone was fed and clothed. She looked forward to Sunday morning family breakfasts at Lohrs Family Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. When she was able, she looked forward to making the store deposit for her daughter and son-in-law for their store, Laurel Meat Market.
She is survived by her five daughters and their husbands, Ruth Ann and Bill Miles of Burtonsville, Maryland, Bonnie and Chuck Cramer of New Market, Maryland, Norma and Howard Fleming of Mineral formerly of Hollywood, Maryland, Mary Sue and Tom Patten of Frederick, Maryland, and Brucie and Bruce Lindsey of Boonsboro, Maryland; 18 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, with number 41 due at the end of March.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Miles; her brother, William (Billy) Baker; and her sister Anna Mae Fukes.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Albert K. Lane III, of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Utica, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, MD. Interment will follow in Clustered Spires Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 E St NW # 500, Washington, DC 20004.
Arrangements are being made by Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, MD.
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