Obituaries Feb. 21 publication with updates

Posted Monday, Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m.

Mary H. Vogt

Mary H. Vogt, 74, of Mineral, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Elizabeth Crump Manor in Henrico.

She was lifelong resident of Louisa County and a member of Gilboa Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Vogt; her son, Edward Vogt III; and a grandchild, Gabrielle Vogt.

A graveside service, conducted by the Rev. Steve McClary, will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27 at Spring Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Roger Lee Davis, Bucky Groome, Earl Poore, Robbie Perkins, Wilson Perkins, and Tubby Perkins.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guest book.

 

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.

Ruby A. Madison

Ruby Anne Madison, 78, of Louisa, passed away, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

Ruby Anne was resident of Louisa for more than 60 years. She was lifelong member of Louisa Christian Church where she served as Deaconess and former pianist. She was also a member of the K.S. Club of Louisa and enjoyed working in her flower garden.

She is predeceased by her parents, Russell and Charlotte Hoffman; and her husband, Lewis A. Madison.

She is survived by her son, Gregory A. Madison and his wife, Patty; two grandchildren, Kristin and Dustin Madison, all of Louisa.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Denny Burnette, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Louisa Christian Church. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Woodward Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Louisa Christian Church, 104 Elm Ave, Louisa, VA 23093.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guest book.

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.

Joan H. Clark

Joan Carolyn Hancock Clark, 77, of Louisa, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Born July 14, 1935 in Newport News, she was one of three sisters born to the late Chester and Louise Hancock.

Joan graduated from Louisa County High School in 1953 and was crowned homecoming queen her senior year. After travelling as a Navy wife with three sons, she returned to Louisa in 1960 and married Billy Clark, owner of Louisa Drug Company. In 1964, their daughter Stephanie was born.

Joan worked many years at the drug store making her famous chicken salad and scooping ice cream. After the drug store closed, Joan opened her home as a daycare, where she became affectionately known as “Granna” to more than 50 kids throughout her life. She was known for her sense of humor, her home cooking, her love for children and her feisty outlook on life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.G. Clark; her sons, Michael and Buz Hollins; and her parents, Chester and Louise Hancock.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Stephanie Throckmorton (Kenny), Stephen Hollins, Ann Holmes (Dave), W.G. Clark Jr.; her grandchildren, Michael (Kellye), Matthew and Emily Throckmorton and Ray, Justin, Allison, Scott, Joshua, Kate and Elaya Hollins, Jessica Childs (Aaron); her great-grandchildren, Danyell and Conner; and her sisters, Anne Morrill (Scott) and Nancy Picco (Frank).

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Woodward Funeral Home chapel. Interment is in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa Christian Church Youth Fund, Box 1344, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements are being  made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guest book.

 

Eugene L. Houchens Jr. 

The Lord sent an angel to pick one of His most beautiful flowers out of His garden, our father. Eugene Linwood “Son” Houchens Jr. went peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Our father was born Aug. 31, 1917 in Louisa County. He was the oldest son of 15 children, born to the late Eugene Sr. and Elizabeth Houchens. His wife of 65 years preceded him in death (by nine days) on January 29, 2013. His four sisters, Marie, Elizabeth and Alice Houchens and Lucille Yancey; five brothers, Ralph, James, Harry Lee, John William and Cornelius Houchens; two granddaughters, Linda Johnson and Ashley Christian; two great-grandsons Joshua Jackson and Hekeam Rice; and four sons-in-law, Isaac Ransom, Harold Anderson, Milton Johnson and Samuel Jackson all preceded him in death.

Our father was baptized at a young age and became a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was the oldest member of the church at the time of his death. He attended faithfully until his health failed. He was a devoted usher and loved to usher with his friend, the late Jerry Taylor. Eugene retired from JoPa Swimming Company. He had a love for his horses, farming and helping others.

Eugene leaves to cherish his memories six daughters, Velma Johnson, Maude Ransom, Dorothy (Salt) Rice of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Julia Jackson, and Angie E. Anderson of Mineral, and Frances M. (Sylvester) Smith of Louisa; 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hannah Hunter and Dorothy Henson of Mineral; two sisters-in-law, Bertha D. and Alberta Houchens of Mineral; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A devoted niece (Catherine Jackson) who was his caregiver until he resided at Louisa Health & Rehab Center and devoted family friends Leroy Sawyer, Joe Sawyer and Emma Butler.

Our father has gone to join his wife, parents, sibling and friends Elise Sawyer, Elizabeth and Albert Butler, Sam and Rebecca Hunter, Lena Hunter, Edmond and Sarah Henson and Mary Butler, “over the track family.”

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mineral. The Rev. House officiated and the Rev. Temple Anderson Sr. was the eulogist. Interment was in the Houchens Family Cemetery.

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

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Hazel O. Houchens

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Hazel Odessa Houchens, 76, our dear Mother, departed this life at her home, the Charnwood Forest Assisted Living in Richmond.

She was born on February 7, 1937, the only daughter of the late Alice E. Houchens.

Hazel joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Mt. Garland Baptist Church where she loved working as an usher and in other various programs in the church. She was educated in the Louisa County Public School System.

Her memories will be cherished by her four children, Beverly, Wallace (Karen), Marthelia, and Josephine Briley (Franklin) of Richmond; six grandsons, Antione Christmas (Jennifer), Monté Trice, Cordell Page, Derrell, Ryan and Saquan Houchens; one granddaughter, Kiaria Grandison; two great-great-granddaughters, Jeniyah Christmas and Leenaisha Bugg; one great-great-grandson, little Antoine Christmas Jr.; three aunts, Hannah Hunter, Dorothy Henson, Alberta and Bertha D. Houchens of Mineral; two nieces, Carolyn Houchens (devoted whom she loved dearly) and Barbara Coles (Joseph); three nephews, Charles (Emma), Wade (Juanita) and Ronald Jackson; one devoted cousin, Helen Houchens; her best friend and lunch buddy, Bernard Grandison; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Yancey, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Mt. Garland Baptist Church, Bumpass. Interment was in the Houchens Family Cemetery.

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

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guest book.

 

Shirley A. Johnson

Shirley Ann Johnson, 75, of Louisa, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Louisa Health and Rehab Center in Louisa.

Born Monday, April 5, 1937 in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Buckner and the late Josephine Johnson.

Shirley attend Louisa County Public Schools and retired from Louisa Manufacturing.

She was a member of Rising Sun Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Shirley E. Johnson of Louisa, Barbara Daniels of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Clarence Buckner and his wife, Elizabeth, Jessie Buckner and Tony Buckner; one sister, Shirley Buckner all of Baltimore, Maryland; three granddaughters, Lisa Coleman, Connie Johnson and Michelle Johnson; five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Lee, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Rising Sun Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guest book.

 

Marlon Langford

Marlon Langford, 58, of Mineral, passed away, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Hart; and his beloved, Helen “Granny” Hart.

He was employed with Virginia Power.

Survivors include his wife, Faith Smith Langford; three sons, Marlon, Jr. (Christine), Marcus and Chandler;  his father, Howard Langford; his brothers, Jerry (Davanien), Ronnie, Jevon, Carlos and Howard Jr. (Michelle); his sisters, Denise (Corey), Charmayne, Tawanna (Tony), Zoruna, Robeana and Tracy; two grandsons, Marlon, III and Trevon.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Patrick Henry High School, Ashland. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guest book.

 

Grace B. Rosson

Grace B. Rosson, 89, of Henrico, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at The Laurels of University Park.

She was a lifelong resident of Louisa.

Survivors include her son, James Rosson and his wife, Martha, of Richmond; her brothers, Fred Battaile and his wife, Eula, of Newport News and Willie Battaile and his wife, Frances, of Highland Springs; her grandchildren, Cara Good and her husband, Charles and Meghann Johnson and her husband, Luke; her great-grandchildren, Samuel Good, Isaac Johnson and Dallas Johnson.

A service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Woodward Funeral Home.  Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Pauline N. Shrum

Pauline Newman Shrum, 92, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Monday, February 18 at Golden Living Center of Fredericksburg.

Miss Shrum was a native of Louisa County and valedictorian of her graduating class at Louisa County High School. She graduated from James Madison University in 1943. Miss Shrum was a teacher for 45 years first teaching in Culpeper County, then in Louisa County and later retired after teaching many years at R.E. Lee Elementary in Spotsylvania County. She was a long time member of Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her cousin, Donald W. Shrum and his wife, Linda N. Shrum, of Spotsylvania; dear friends, Leota Pendleton, Charlotte Mays, Barbara Jean Lacy, Juanita Tinsley, Anna Pickett and Choi Soonja Broadstone.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Pallbearers will be James Pendleton Jr., Brandon Shelton, Earl Shelton, Stuart Taylor, Roger Gooding and Charles Jett.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553.

Arrangements are being made by Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

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Betty J. Smith

Betty Jean Smith, 76, of Louisa, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Dennis Robert and Gladys Mae Wagner; and the widow of Samuel Smith Sr.

Betty was member of Yanceyville and Louisa Christian Churches and an active member of the Louisa Senior Center.

Survivors include her sons, Sam Smith (Pam) of Farmville, Lee Smith (Amy) of Lansing Michigan; her daughters, Cindy Nichols of Frederick, Maryland and Dianne Keffer (Matt) of Louisa; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher and Aimee Smith, Jacob Keffer, Robert and David Nichols, Bethany Hanes, Billy and Steven Smith and Clint Mallory; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service, conducted by the Rev. Denny Burnette, was held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Yanceyville Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Legacy Hospice, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 180, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guest book.

By tcvnews
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:56 am