Obituaries Jan. 31 publication

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Ronald V. Ford Jr.

Ronald Vernon Ford Jr., 34, of Bumpass, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 at his residence.

He attended Salem Christian Church and was employed with Ornamental Steel in Ashland.

Survivors include his father, Ronald V. Ford Sr.; his step-mother, Gloria Ford; his mother, Ruth Cox Stanley; his step-father, Ronald Stanley; one son, Joshua Matthew Ford of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; two brothers, Brandon Lee Ford and Jeremiah Cox, both of Bumpass; two sisters, Jessica Mae Ford of Bumpass and Melissa Dawn Easlick (Randy) of Chesterfield; two nieces, Dixie Mae Ford of Bumpass and Summer Rayne Easlick of Chesterfield; his grandfather, Theodore A. Ford Sr. of Baltimore, Maryland; his grandmother, Rebecca Mae Cox of Bumpass; and also by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Brian Miller, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at Lacy Funeral Home, Rt 522 Mineral. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

 

Mary C. Garriques

Mary Viola Crawford Garriques, of Louisa, died January 27, 2013.

She was the widow of Wilbur Otis Garriques who died Feb. 25, 1985. She is preceded in death by her brothers, John, Leonard, and Delbert.

She is survived by her sons, David Lee Garriques, Daniel Edward Garriques Sr.; her daughter, Debra Ann Miller; her brothers, Roger and Raymond Crawford; a sister, Mabel Edwards; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, Drema Furrow and Jason Spara; loyal caregiver, Shirley Bishop; and many other loyal and spiritually devoted friends who loved and supported her tirelessly, too numerous to mention.

Mary was a long time faithful member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She made it her business to teach all who would listen about the God of the Bible, Jehovah and his promises for a bright future. She spent her working career in nursing, first in Baltimore, Maryland, then in Louisa as a public health nurse, and then at Martha Jefferson Hospital until her retirement.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Gordonsville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6233 South Spotswood Trail (Rt 33), Gordonsville. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to any congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

James W. Hawk Sr. 

James William Hawk Sr., 81, of Louisa County, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Kirschner and her husband, Robert, of Woodsboro, Maryland; his brother, Albert Hawk of Frederick, Maryland; his sisters, Nancy and Mary; his half-sister, Frances Thurston of Colombia; his grandchildren, Max Kirschner and his wife, Danielle, of Frederick, Maryland, Katherine and Samantha Kirschner; and his special friend, Linda Taylor.

Mr. Hawk is preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Hawk; and his son James W. Hawk Jr.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Woodward Funeral Home.  Interment was private.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Juarez Hawkins

Our Heavenly Father called Juarez “Donnell” Hawkins, 62, from labor to reward as he departed this life on January 19, 2013 in Abeerdeen, Maryland.

Donnell was born on Dec. 13, 1950 to James C. Hawkins Jr. and Josephine K. Hawkins in Richmond.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Karen Quarles Hawkins, formerly of Louisa; and two daughters, Nichele Carver (Frank) and Karez Hawkins; one son, Korey Hawkins; two grandchildren, Nia and Ryan; four sisters, Deborah Mallory (Otis), Ava Hawkins, Kim Hawkins-Tucker (Kenneth) and Fay Lomax (Joe); one brother, James Hawkins III (Florence); three aunts, four uncles, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; one sister-in-law, Gail (Louis); five brothers-in-law, Teddy (Sally), Lionel, Albert (Sylvia), Wallace (Myrtis) and Stanley (Doneta); and other relatives and friends.

A homegoing service, conducted by Elder Otis E. Mallory Sr., was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at Jenkins Funeral Home. Interment was in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.

Arrangements were made by Jenkins Funeral Home, Richmond.

 

James C. Jordan Jr.

James Curtis Jordan Jr., 78, of Mineral, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

He was the son of the late James C. Sr. and Catherine Jordan.

He was a member of Mineral Baptist Church and had worked for Local Union 10 Pipefitters.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Ann; his sons, Calvin Jordan (Danae) of Goochland, Ronald Jordan of Mechanicsville, James Jordan of Goochland; his daughters, Linda Earhart of Richmond, Anita Key (Whitney) of Appomattox, and Bonnie Crigger (Jesse) of Richmond; a step-son, James Hubbard (Nadine) of Glen Allen; a sister, Barbara Willier of Chesterfield; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was  held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Mineral Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mineral Baptist Church, 51 Louisa Ave., Mineral, VA 23117.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Mary E. Kent

Mary Eliza Kent, 88, of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

Mrs. Kent was the oldest member of the New Life Community Church in Louisa.

She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Haley Kent; her daughter, Mary Kent Towler; her brothers, George, William and Country Boyd; and her sister, Aggie Wilcox.

Survivors include her sons, Benjamin Haley “B.H.” Kent Jr. (Rita) of Free Union and David Wayne “Mickie” Kent (Vicky) of Louisa; her daughter Sandra C. Kent of Louisa; her son-in-law, Marvin Towler of Louisa; her brother, Benjamin Boyd (Carol) of Richmond; her sisters, Elizabeth Geer (Gilmer) of Ashland and Frances Parnell of Chesterfield; her grandchildren, Benjamin Haley Kent III, Trey Kent, Jason Kent, Courtney Haislip, Robin Mallory and Stacy Tuel; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at New Life Community Church in Louisa.  Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorials contributions may be made to New Life Community Church, P.O. Box 502, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit woodwardfuneralhome.com for online guestbook.

 

Mary W. Lloyd

Mary Webb Lloyd,  86, of Somerset died Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

She was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Louisa County and was a daughter of the late William Franklin Webb and Annie Marks Webb. Mrs. Lloyd was predeceased by her husband, Norman Whitelaw Lloyd; three sisters, Remona Webb Piercy, W. Frances Webb and Shirley Webb Walters; and two brothers, W.F. Webb Jr. and Robert J. Webb.

She was a member of Blue Run Baptist Church in Somerset.

Mrs. Lloyd is survived by two daughters, Anne L. Dabney of Somerset and Robin L. Moon and her husband, Walter, of Gordonsville; one son, N.W. Lloyd Jr. of Troy; two sisters, Alice Webb Colvin of Gordonsville and Ruth Webb Layman and her husband, Charlie of Troy; four grandchildren, Lee Dabney Jr. and his wife, Wendy, Kelly Phelps and her husband, Tom, Nicole Shipp and her husband, Marty, April Moon; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Bill Horton and the Rev. Alan Layman, was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Willie P. Martin 

Willie Pauline Martin, 92, of Louisa, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at her home at the Amerisist Assisted Living facility in Louisa.

She was the wife of Charles Martin Blood of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who passed away in September 2001. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Martin of Temple, Texas.

Willie Pauline was born and grew up in Pendleton, Texas, but moved to Tennessee as a young adult, pursuing her college education.  She received a master’s degree in art from the University of Tennessee, and taught art education in the state school systems in Cleveland, Tennessee, and Augusta, Georgia.  She moved to Louisa in 2007 to be near her remaining family. During her life, she remained adherent to the principles of higher education, art, music and achievement of  lifelong constructive goals.  She was a remarkable woman.

She is survived by her son, Charles Martin and his wife, Joanna Hickman, both of Louisa; and her grandsons, Alexander Hy Martin of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Maxwell Blake Martin of Santa Monica, California.

A private memorial service, followed by interment, will be held at noon on Feb. 2 at her family gravesite in Moody, Texas.

 

Rose A. Smith

Rose Ada Smith, 83, lifelong resident of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

She was a member of Louisa Christian Church.

Survivors include her sons, Tommy Smith (Susan) of Spotsylvania and R.L. Smith of Louisa; a daughter, Janice Sprouse of Charlottesville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorials donations may be made to Louisa Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1777, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit woodwardfuneralhome.com for online guestbook.

 

Gary L. Wood

Gary Lorenzo Wood, 27, of Mineral, departed this life suddenly on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at home.

He was born Sept. 19, 1985, in Charlottesville, to his mother, Viva Michelle Wood.

Gary was educated in the public schools of Louisa County and attended until he graduated. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Baptist Church where he participated in different organizations of the church.

He is survived by his mother, Viva Michelle Wood of Mineral; two sisters, Kaboria Carter of Petersburg and Samya Wood of Mineral; his maternal grandparents, Lee and Becky Wood of Mineral; two Godmothers, Florine Jackson and Alberta Hunter of Mineral; and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Rising Sun Baptist Church, Mineral. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Friday, Feb. 1 from  6 until 7 p.m.

Arrangements are being made by Satchell’s Funeral Service of Orange.

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