Obituaries Nov. 15 publication

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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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, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert Bates, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, Louisa. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

 

Richard E. Jackson

Richard Edward Jackson was called peacefully to his eternal rest with the Lord on November 8, 2012. On September 9, 1938, Richard was born to the late Willis Edward and Edith Marie Jackson of Mineral. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Alice J. Coles.

Richard first joined St. John Baptist Church in 1945 and then later moved his membership to Mt. Gilliam Old Site Baptist Church. He was a faithful member who truly loved the Lord serving on the church choir, trustee board, as a Sunday School teacher, church clerk and the church historian.

He attended the Louisa County Training School and furthered his education at VA Union University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He then went on to earn his Master of Education from the University of VA. He was an educator in the Louisa County School System for over 30 years serving as a teacher, principal and home school coordinator.

Richard later married the former Carlease Jordan in holy matrimony on January 29, 1977, and to this union were blessed with one son, Brandon Taurean Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his memory, along with his loving and devoted wife, Carlease Jordan Jackson of Mineral, one son, Brandon Taurean Jackson (Tammy) of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Krystina , Christopher and Mykwon; one sister, Josie J. Waddy of Pendleton; two brothers in law, Rev. James Lea Coles (Deloise) of Montpelier and William C. Jordan, Rochester, MN; one sister in law, Vera J. Ball (Charles) of Mitchellville, MD; nieces, Tanya Coles of Glen Allen, Carolyn Waddy of Pendleton; Ayana Ward (Rodney) of Maryland, Courtney Jordan of Atlanta, GA; nephews, Jordan Ball (Shelly) of Maryland and Stephen Jordan of Charlotte, NC; aunt, Celestine Mitchell of Suffolk and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Mt. Gilliam (Old Site) Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa, handled the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ddwatsonmortician.com.

 

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, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Goochland. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

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