Obituaries Nov. 8 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m.

Alfred F.  Butler Sr.

Alfred Fletcher Butler Sr., 84, of Bumpass, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 12, 2012.

A devoted husband, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Pate Butler.

He is survived by his son A.F.B. Jr. (Trisha); his daughter Sandra Donovan; four much-loved grandchildren, Natasha Broaddus (Stacey), Amy Redd (Jason), Nathan Butler (Beth) and Whitney Donovan; and five great-grandchildren he enjoyed so much, Donovan, Dain and Mason Broaddus, Karlie Redd and Jamison Butler.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Pate Family Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9904.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.

John A. Barcas

John Alexander Barcas, 71, of Mineral, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at his residence.

Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late John and Monica Barcas. John was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and had worked for the U. S. Department of State. He was a member of the Louisa Rotary Club and the Thomas Jefferson Elementary Breakfast Buddies.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Barcas; a son, Justin Barcas and his wife, Lauren, of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Kimberly Barcas and her husband, Andy House, of Silver Spring, Maryland; a brother, Joseph Barcas and his wife, Valgene, of Woodbridge, New Jersey; three grandchildren, Amelie House, Ella and Clara Barcas.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1937 Davis Hwy, Mineral.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

Annie H. Elliott

Annie Mae Humphrey Elliott, 83, passed away at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, on November 10, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Elliott; her sisters, Carrie Coe Paulette and Estelle Hicks Brooks; her brothers, Harry Humphrey and Melvin Humphrey; and her  niece, Lisa Hicks Nester.

She is survived by her daughter, Shelia Geiser (Randy) of Baltimore, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

Geoffrey G. Fleshman

Geoffrey G. Fleshman, 32, of Glen Allen, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at home.

Mr. Fleshman attended Atlee Community Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gail F. Eisen.

Survivors include his father, James F. Fleshman and his wife, Diane, of Prince George; his step-father, Howard Eisen; his maternal grandparents, Shirley and Samuel “Dick” Harris, of Mineral; his paternal grandparents, Virginia and James Fleshman of Louisa; two step-sisters, Sara Fuller and Alison Griffith; two special aunts, Judy H. Stephenson and Terri L. Henshaw; his aunt, Patricia Fleshman Burnette; his uncle, Samuel Harris; and his beloved Yorkies, Gracie and Max.

A funeral service was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Henrico Humane Society, P.O. Box 28014, Richmond, VA 23228.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Walter A. Glass

Walter Allen Glass, 90, of Norfolk, passed away November 8, 2012, after a short illness.

Walter retired from the State of Virginia with 30 years as a food inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture.

Walter leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Edith J. Glass; his sister, Lorine Rigsby; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John Levy Glass and Pency Cola Johnson Glass, he is preceded in death by his brothers, John L. Glass and Leon Glass; and his sister, Ellen Brown.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at Yanceyville Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to Yanceyville Christian Church or Hospice.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

Joshua R. Jackson

Joshua “Josh” Ryan Jackson, the eldest son of Samuel “Buggy” and Otealia “Tee-Tee” Jackson, was born on January 22, 1985 in Charlottesville. On Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, God called Josh home.

Josh was a 2005 graduate of Louisa County High School and was employed by the Silk Mill Grille Restaurant in Orange.

Josh attended Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Louisa. His paternal grandfather, Samuel Jackson Sr., preceded Josh in death.

Josh leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Samuel “Buggy” and Otealia “Tee-Tee” Jackson of Louisa; one son, Jacai Rahfee Jackson, of Bumpass; one daughter, Kendall Noel Carter, of Louisa; one brother, Jeremy Jackson of Louisa; his maternal grandfather, Fleming Shelton of Louisa; his paternal grandmother Julia Jackson of Mineral; his paternal great-grandmother, Alice B. Houchens and paternal great-grandfather Eugene Houchens, both of Mineral; two aunts, Patricia (David) Russell of Manassas and Carolyn Jackson of Mineral; four uncles, Michael Jackson of Mineral, Craig and Charles Shelton of Louisa and Rodney (Patricia) Shelton of Washington D.C.; a host of great-uncles and aunts, cousins, relatives and friends; a devoted friend, Shannon Stiles; special cousin, David Russell Jr.; Godmother, Gail Jackson; special friends, Marissa and Germone Comfort; and Momma Mary Powell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, 3262 Roundabout Road Louisa with the Rev. Gilbert Bates officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa. Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

Posted Friday, Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Geraldine P. Dunkum 

Geraldine Perkins Dunkum, widow of William Richard Dunkum Jr. of Green Springs Depot, passed away November 4, 2012 in Lynn Care Center at Front Royal.

She was born December 2, 1916 in Mineral, the daughter of the late Grace Seargent and Grafton Marcelle Perkins.

Mrs. Dunkum is survived by two daughters, Mary Frances and her husband, C. Meredith Richardson Jr. of Mechanicsville, Cynthia and her husband Edward M. Ward Jr. of Stephenson; three grandchildren, Chester M. Richardson, III of Goochland, Elizabeth Rankin of Ashland and Jennifer Hughes of Mechanicsville; and six great-grandchildren.

She was employed by Louisa Medical Center as the head nurse for more than 25 years until the facility closed.  She later worked as a nurse for several doctors in the county at the same location.  Mrs. Dunkum was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, and also a member of Louisa Daughters of the American Revolution.

A graveside memorial service, conducted by the Rev. David Palmer, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 in Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, VA 23093 or the Lynn Care Center, 1000 Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630.

Arrangements are being made by Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

 

Posted Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Geoffrey G. Fleshman

Geoffrey G. Fleshman, 32, of Glen Allen, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at home.

Mr. Fleshman attended Atlee Community Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gail F. Eisen.

Survivors include his father, James F. Fleshman and his wife, Diane, of Prince George; his step-father, Howard Eisen; his maternal grandparents, Shirley and Samuel “Dick” Harris, of Mineral; his paternal grandparents, Virginia and James Fleshman of Louisa; two step-sisters, Sara Fuller and Alison Griffith; two special aunts, Judy H. Stephenson and Terri L. Henshaw; his aunt, Patricia Fleshman Burnette; his uncle, Samuel Harris; and his beloved Yorkies, Gracie and Max.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Henrico Humane Society, P.O. Box 28014, Richmond, VA 23228.

Arrangements are being  made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

Posted Thursday, Nov. 8, 12 p.m.

Kenneth B. Spain

Kenneth Barry Spain, 56, of Louisa, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 1, 1955 in Goochland and was a son of the late John Thurston Spain and Estelle Johnson Spain. He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Nancy Spain; and a nephew, Butch Spain. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Goochland.

Mr. Spain is survived by one daughter, Amanda Gibson and her husband, Brandon, of Troy; three brothers, James R. Spain of Glenn Allen, John G. Spain and his wife, Frances, of Rockville and Frederick A. Spain Sr. and his wife, Beverly, of Lakeside; three sisters, Gladys Jean Glass and her husband, Charles, of Louisa, Mary Jane Hix and her husband, Danny, of Columbia and Linda Proffitt and her husband, Norman, of Columbia; one grandchild, Abigail Gibson of Troy; a very close friend, Sandy James of Gordonsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Billy Hutchinson, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Goochland. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

Posted Thursday, Nov. 8

 Elizabeth Green 

Mitzi Green passed away in her home November 3, 2012, in Partlow. She was born May 1, 1939 as Elizabeth Ann Barrett to the late John Syme and Blanche Barret of Goochland.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Green; and a daughter, Cindee G. Smith and her husband, Mike, of Louisa; two stepchildren, Cheryln Green of Mechanicsville and Christopher Green and his wife, Dawn, of Connecticut; two sisters, Peggy Peterson and her husband, Pete, of Reno, Nevada, and Helen Dodge of Falls Church; six grandchildren, Haylee Davis, Jennifer, Michael and Jacob Smith, Emma Green and Nathan Andrews; and one great-grandchild, Noah Payne.

Mitzi was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy G. Davis; and three brothers, Ben, John and Pete Barret.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Murphy Terry, was held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Lacy Funeral Home. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Pansie C. Griffith    

Pansie Mae Jones Chambers Griffith, 87, of Louisa, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at her residence.

Born May 28, 1925 in Mercer County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel McKinley Jones and Mabel Shrewsberry Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Morfeit Mason Chambers and Loye Stanton Griffith; and a sister, Gloria Jones White.

Mrs. Griffith is survived by two daughters, Brenda Chambers Hawkins and her husband, Wade, Alice Chamber Hawkins and her husband, Bruce, all of Louisa; three stepsons, Bill Griffith and his wife, Shirley, of Nova Scotia, Michael Griffith and his wife, Brenda, and Frankie Griffith, all of Christianburg; four grandchildren, Max Gordon, Richard Hawkins, Tina Walton and Stephen Hawkins; one great-grandchild, Caitlin Hawkins; several stepgrandchildren, step great-grandchildren, and a brother, Paul W. Jones and his wife, Sally of Boydton.

Arrangements are being made by Seaver Funeral Services of Princeton, West Virginia. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

 

Justina B. Hundley 

Justina Bowles Hundley, of “Dunblane,” Dabneys, Louisa County, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Augusta Davis Bowles and Vivian Knight Bowles of the Dabneys-Vontay communities. She was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret, Daisy Belle, Vivian, John Price, William and Hope Bowles; and her half-siblings, Iva, Mary, Roy, Julia, Linwood and Hunter Bowles; and their mother, Nancy Perkins Bowles.

She is survived by her husband, Josiah Hundley; her niece, Dorothy Wiltshire Butler; and her sons, Allen, David and Stephen Butler and his wife, Gregg, and their sons, William and Thomas; a nephew, Roy Davis Bowles; and many half-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Berkeley Garnett, was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hopeful Baptist Church, Montpelier. Interment was in the church cemetery.

 

Anne L. Lillie

Anne Lorena Lillie, of Alexandria, died November 4,  2012.

Born Nov. 23, 1921 in Eureka, Wisconsin, she was preceded in death by her husband, retired Marine Lt. Col. James Lawrence Lillie Jr.; her son, John Craig Lillie; her parents, Roscoe Demmon Butman and Mae Conway Butman; her sister, Dorothy Butman Foster; and her brother, Raymond Conway Butman.

She is survived by three sons, James Lawrence Lillie III (Dana) of Mineral, Thomas Jack Lillie (Lu) of Manassas and Steven Paul Lillie (Carol) of Garrett Park, Maryland; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Anne was an active member of Lincolnia United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and served in multiple capacities at the church’s district and conference levels.

Well known for her positive outlook on life, she always believed that if she couldn’t say something nice, it was best to say nothing at all.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lincolnia United Methodist Church, 6335 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Memorial donations may be made in Anne’s name to Lincolnia United Methodist Church.

 

Hilda D. Miller 

Hilda Duerson Miller, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Kings Adult Home after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Woody Jenkins and Chaplain David Cole, were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at Elk Creek Baptist Church.   Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Miller is survived by her son, Robert Channing Powell of Louisa; two brothers, James E. Duerson Sr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Mineral, and V. David Duerson and his wife, Betty Jane, of Richmond; a sister, Ann Duerson Grant and her husband, Mercer, of Kinston, North Carolina;  nieces and nephews, Irene Duerson Luck, James Duerson Jr. and Garnett Duerson, all of Mineral, Donna Duerson Evans of White Stone, Douglas Grant of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Elizabeth Grant of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Charles Duerson, Debbie Bunting and Andrew Duerson, all of Richmond; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her devoted caretaker, Nancy Miles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Miller, and her parents, Virgil and Cassie Duerson.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1940 and resided in Louisa County all her life.  She graduated from Louisa County High School in 1958.

Miller was employed by The Central Virginian newspaper for nearly 40 years, retiring as the publisher emeritus in the late 1990s.  During her time with the paper, she was an award-winning writer claiming many honors with the Virginia Press Association.  She also served on their board of directors.  Miller was also a member of the Louisa K.S. Club, serving in numerous leadership capacities

Miller was instrumental in founding The Santa Council of Louisa County in 1988, bringing together representatives from various civic organizations to combine their efforts on behalf of the citizens of Louisa County.  She served in several capacities during her tenure with the organization.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Council of Louisa County, P.O. Box 392, Louisa, VA 23093 or the M.S. Society, Central Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 27326, Richmond, VA 23261-7326.

Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa, handled the arrangements.

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