Obituaries Aug. 2 publication with updates
Posted Friday, 3:30 p.m.
James H. Lear
James Howard Lear, of Bumpass, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Thursday August 2, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, wife Dorothy ( his Charlie Brown), daughter Polly Hart, husband Jason, his special granddaughter, Becky Sauvager and family, the apple of his eye and bud, youngest grandson, Benjamin Hart.
Jim and Dot would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on Aug. 17.
Jim was predeceased by his oldest son Jimmy and survived by his son Dorie and his wife, Bobbie, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a loving brother Robert of Springfield and sweet sister in law, Virginia Lear of Fairfax.
Family will receive friends Sunday, August 5, from 2 until 5 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church, 2800 Oakland Church Road, Gum Spring. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A reception will follow the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont; 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8618.
Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.
Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guest book.
Posted Thursday, 4:15 p.m.
Virginia D. C. Sheridan
Virginia Dabney Cameron Sheridan, “Puddin,” 54, of Kents Store, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at her home.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Anderson and Virginia Lee Trice of Spring Garden, Mineral, and Robert Griffen and Fannie Gramham Cameron of Trevillians.
She is survived by her parents, Paul Stewart Cameron and Julia Dabney Trice Cameron of Mineral; her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Henry “Frankie” Sheridan of Kents Store; one stepson, Patrick Wade Sheridan and his wife, Ann of Troy; one stepdaughter, Nikki Andrea Sheridan of Richmond; one brother, Stewart Cameron and his wife, Tracy, of Mineral; one niece, Morgan Dabney Cameron; one nephew, Tyler Cameron; and the apple of her eye, her grandson, Timothy Wade Sheridan, whom she affectionately nicknamed “The King.”
Timothy kept her busy on the weekends because Puddin never missed one of his games. During the week, Puddin was a registered nurse, and was devoted to her patients. She worked at the Richmond Surgical Group for the past 29 years. In addition to nursing, Puddin was a beloved member of her community and of Mineral Baptist Church. She was always the first person to show up with food or a donation for a fundraiser, and was known for having the best candy at Halloween. When she wasn’t in Kents Store, she could be found in North Myrtle Beach on the deck reading a good book.
The family will receive friends at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Vivian Utz and the Rev. Buster Payne, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, Kents Store. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Puddin’s honor to Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 55, Kents Store, VA 23084.
Posted Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Andrew D. Bradley
Andrew D. Bradley, of Louisa County, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, at Amerisist Assisted Living.
Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his wife, Connie, in April 1996.
Survivors include is son, Alan Bradley of Mineral; his daughter, Tracy LaBarge of Mineral; and his grandchildren, Lauren LaBarge and Larry LaBarge III.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at Quantico National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Medi Hospice, 1201 Stoney Ridge Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.
Visit www.woodwardfuneralhome.com for online guestbook.
David P. Gabbert
David Preston Gabbert, 71, of Bumpass, born April 21, 1941, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 27, 2012.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Walker Gabbert; his beautiful daughter, Terry Gabbert Seiler and her husband; and his son through marriage, David Alan Seiler. His sisters and brothers through marriage were an integral part of his life and he cherished their friendship.
David retired from CSX is 2000 and loved the game of golf. He was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church in Montpeiler.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Hopeful Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342.
Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.
Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.
Clyde A. Hughes
Clyde Alphonso Hughes departed this life Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 3:52 p.m. at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland.
He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Vigor, Virginia, now called Louisa, Virginia. He was the fourth son of the late James Henry and Nannie B. Redd Hughes.
On Jan. 22, 1988, he united in holy matrimony with the love of his life, Carrie Ann Stevenson. For 24 years, they were inseparable, cherishing one another’s company, enjoying many activities together, including attending church services. They were best friends until his death. Everyone knew of his loving name for her, she was his “little darling.” They shared a life together that included him being a central part of her extended family and her being a central part of his. She was by his side to the end, caring for him daily, even during his lengthy illness. Clyde was a loving husband, caring family member and a good friend. He maintained contact with his large circle of family members, childhood friend and former co-workers until his illness prevented further contact.
He grew up in a close-knit family unit with his parents, 12 siblings and one nephew. He attended elementary school in Louisa and high school in Goochland. At the age of 20, he and his sister, Ada, moved to Washington, DC, to live with their Aunt Lucille. Clyde worked as a taxi driver in the Washington area for more than 20 years. In addition, he was employed with Safeway for 37 years until his retirement in 1995. He was know for his love of music, especially singing and playing his guitar.
At an early age, Clyde accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized at County Line Baptist Church in Louisa. He joined New Canaan Baptist Church in Washington, DC in 1989 under Christian experience. He enjoyed the services at New Canaan and cherished sitting under the preaching of Pastor Sims where he developed a greater knowledge and appreciation for the Word of God, and became more passionate about his Christian experience. He was a faithful member of the Male Chorus and the Tape Ministry until his health prevented him from serving and attending services. He witnessed and shared the Bible with his niece, Tyece and other family members.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Nannie Bertha; three brothers, James Edward, Thomas Elwood and Willie Lewis Hughes; two sons, Larry Ricardo and Ralph Edward; and one daughter, Hilda Mae.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted and loving wife, Carrie A. Hughes; four sons, Clyde A Jr. (Thelma) of Goochland, Donald W. of Washington, DC, James Peter of Goochland, Darrel of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Laura Alston of Bladensburg, Maryland and Ayana Simmons (Fernando) of Cheltenham, Maryland, a devoted niece, Tyece Morgan (who Clyde and Carrie helped to raise); four brothers, Leroy S. of Louisa, John H. of Richmond, Paul E. of Bryans Road, Maryland, Howard L. (Ireatha) of Accokeek, Maryland, James E. Jr (who was raised like a brother) of Louisa; five sisters, Ada B. Minter of Washington, DC, Nannie B. Henry of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Nora B. Smith of Sandy Hook, Mary E. Rogers of Temple Hills, Maryland, Lucille V. Clay (Purcell) of Goochland; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Hailes (David), Louise Redde; four brothers-in-law, Louis Rogers, James and Gerald Knight and James Cobb (Barbara); 13 grandchildren, LaShawn (Karl), Adam, Sabrina, Donna, Thomas, Philip, LaQuita, LaShawn, Domonique, John, James, Alonzo, Madison; six great-grandchildren, Xavior, Amari, Dennis, Thomas, DeMaree, DeMariye; close and supportive friend, William Bush who remained by his side until his death; and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Gregory M. Sims, were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27 at New Canaan Baptist Church, Washington, DC.
Arrangements were made by W. H. Bacon Funeral Home, Washington, DC.