Obituaries June 13 publication

Posted Monday, June 17

Gary Schwartz

A memorial service, conducted by Pastor Josh Turner, to celebrate the life of Gary Schwartz and his love for children will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at New Life Community Church. Music will be provided by the New Life Praise and Worship Team.

The service will incorporate fundraising efforts for the back pack ministry of the church as well as Neve Michael Orphanage in Isreal.

Guests are asked to bring a covered-dish to share.


Justina N. Willis

Justina N. “Tiny” Willis, 97, of Maidens, Louisa County, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2013, at home.

She was a faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church and a charter member of Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Auxiliary. She enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques.

Survivors include her children, Dorothy W. Lloyd (Warren) and Richard Alfred Willis (Martha); four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vivian Willis.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Oakland Baptist Church, Gum Spring. Interment was in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Holly Grove Vol. Rescue Squad, 155 Factory Mill Road, Bumpass, VA 23024, or Oakland Baptist Church, 2800 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring, VA 23065.

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

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Carlton B. Harlow

Carlton Bruce Harlow, 66, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home in Louisa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Harlow and Edith Houchens Waller.

He is survived by his stepmother, Remona Harlow of Louisa; two sons, Carlton Bruce Harlow Jr. and his wife, Beth, of Bumpass and Chris Brian Harlow and his wife, Bonnie, of Bumpass; three brothers, Johnny Harlow of Louisa, Mike Harlow of Louisa and Wayne Waller of Louisa; three sisters, Linda Chapman of Louisa, Beverley Robertson of Louisa and Sandra Turney of Louisa; three aunts, Eva Williams, Bessie Harlow and Dot Harlow; two special friends, Carl Rosson and Betty Brady; two grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan; and two step grandchildren, Tyler and Zachary; and many other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church building fund.

Arrangements were made by Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store.

Posted Friday, June 14

Andrew C. Kalen Jr.

Andrew Charles Kalen Jr., 78, of Louisa, passed away Tuesday, June 11 at his residence.

He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, past president of Phi Delta Kappa at American University and had taught school in Maryland and Virginia for more than 40 years.

Andrew is predeceased by his parents, Jeanette Flyzik and Andrew Charles Kalen Sr.; a brother, John Kalen; a daughter, Ann Catherine Ensrud; and a granddaughter, Candace Marie McMillin.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Kalen; his children, Andy Kalen III, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, Philip Kalen, Morristown, Tennessee, Maria Cecilia Marlowe, Sterling, Robert Matthew Kalen, Stanardsville, Stephen Nicholas Kalen, Spotsylvania, and Therese Jean Hickey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Luke Kalen, Atlanta, Georgia, Michelle Lam, Herndon, Stephen Ensrud, Woodbridge, Jordan Ball, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stephen Kalen Jr., Spotsylvania, Catherine Hickey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rachael Kalen, Spotsylvania, Shane Hickey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John Kalen, Morristown, Tennessee; a great-grandson, Tyler Scott McMillin, Stanardsville; and a brother, Peter Kalen, Portland, Oregon.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mineral.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Church, P. O. Box 40, Mineral, VA 23117.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.


Posted Thursday, June 13


Lillian A. Armstrong 

Lillian Amos Armstrong, 84, of Bumpass, Louisa County, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia “Peaches” Miller (Charlie); her son, Ronald O’Connor (Betty); several stepchildren and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Henry Amos; her sisters, Bernice Boswell (James), Hilda Harper and Betty Apperson.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

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

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Vanessa G. Harris 

A Time to be Born – Vanessa Gail Harris was the second oldest of five children. She was born on July 13, 1955, in Richmond, to Mr. and Mrs. George Harris Sr.

A Time to Build – Vanessa was a 1974 graduate of the Louisa County High School. After graduation, she began to work at Holly Farms. She then left Holly Farms and began to work at Hartford Insurance Company for about 12 years until the company moved. Vanessa was employed by Anthem Insurance Company for 15 years.

A Time to Serve God – At the age of 12, Vanessa gave her life to Christ and was baptized at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Haden.

A Time to Unwind – Vanessa loved to watch TV. One of her favorite shows was True Blood. She loved her Redskins football team, enjoyed playing with her nieces and nephews and getting together with her sisters and going for a ride. Vanessa enjoyed the laughter with her parents and spending time with them. She loved playing softball, always played first base and helped to put the first District Banner in the Louisa High School Gym in 1974. Even after graduating from high school, Vanessa played softball for the Mineral Mets, under the coaching of the late Harry Lee Houchens. Everyone would tell you that she was an outstanding first base player.

A Time to Die – Vanessa Gail Harris was called home on Saturday, June 8, 2013, to be with the Lord at 4:42 a.m.

A Time to Weep – Vanessa leaves to cherish her loving memory, her devoted mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George Harris Sr.; three sisters, Leatrice Pace (William), Odessa Harris and Cheryl Harris, all of Mineral; one brother, George Harris Jr.(Barbara) of Mineral; one nephew, Jermaine Pace (fiance, Jackie Parrish) of Louisa; two nieces, Chasity and Jasmine Harris of Mineral; three great-nephews, Jermaine Pace Jr., Jhalil Parrish and Sunta Grimm of Louisa; five aunts, Nannie Johnson, Eva Shelton (Vergie), Shirley Johnson of Mineral, Arlean Anderson (Warren) and Joyce Holt of Montpelier; two uncles, Andrew and Thomas Harris, of Mineral; and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will not be a public viewing.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. William House, were held at noon on Wednesday, June 12, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mineral. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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

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Leslie R. Johnson Sr.

Leslie Rayfield Johnson Sr., one of six children born to the late Collie and Louise Cook Johnson, entered into eternal life Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond.

He was born October 29, 1929, in Louisa. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and joined the New Anna Baptist Church. He was educated in the Louisa County Public School System.

Leslie was joined in holy matrimony with Shirley Coles on August 20, 1955. To this union five children were born. He served in the United States Army during World War II. His employment consisted of a few years of sawmilling and 34 years at the Henrico County Utility Department.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Richard and Chancell (his wife Joyce).

Leslie leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Shirley C. Johnson; four daughters, Ethel Powell (Harry) of Trevilians, Edith Taylor of Trevilians, Audrey Dandridge (William) of Bumpass, Lesley Horton (Marv) of Bumpass; one son, Leslie Rayfield Johnson Jr., of Mineral; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Heather, Natasha, Jennifer, Donte, Marv Jr., and Camren; three great-grandchildren, Rohnni-Lynn, Marilee and Samara; one brother, Frank Johnson Sr. of Mineral; one sister, Nannie Bates of Mineral; five sisters-in-law, Melvinia Johnson of Washington, DC, Sadie Johnson of Mineral, Marian Harris of Mineral, Joyce Holt and Arlean Anderson of Montpelier; two brothers-in-law, Warren Anderson of Montpelier, and George Harris of Mineral; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at New Anna Baptist Church, Mineral. Burial, with military honors, followed in the church cemetery.

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

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Andrew E. Korkes

Andrew Edward Korkes, 91, formerly of New Jersey, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Mr. Korkes was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, was a World War II veteran and had worked as a special police officer in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. He moved to Louisa n 1984.

Survivors include his son, Andrew R. Korkes of New Jersey; his daughter, Dianne Ogorzaly and her husband, Bob, of Louisa; his sister, Rose Oleinyck of New Jersey; and nine grandchildren, Nicole, Rebecca, Bobby, Sarah Jean, Heather, William, Doris, Dymond and Naomi; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A service was held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at St. James Episcopal Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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