Obituaries July 25 publication with updates

Posted Tuesday, July 30

Lewis R. Shelton Jr. PIC

Lewis Robert Shelton Jr., 77, of Kents Store, died on Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisa.

Affectionately called “June,” he was born Sunday, Nov. 24, 1935, in Kents Store, the oldest child of the late Lewis Robert Sr. and Alice Johnson Shelton. Lewis was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin A. Shelton; and one sister, Gertrude S. Bishop.

He was a educated in the public schools of Fluvanna County.

Lewis joined the Galilee Baptist Church at an early age and was an active member, serving devotedly as a member of the senior choir until his illness in 1995 left him physically unable to regularly attend or participate in church services. June loved the Lord and his church family.

Lewis Jr. was a retired carpenter who learned his trade from boyhood working shoulder to shoulder with his father Lewis Sr. in the Shelton Construction Company in Fluvanna County.

Lewis leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, one son, Robert (Robbie) Shelton of Richmond; four brothers, LeRoy (Virgie) Shelton of Kents Store, James (Deloris) Shelton of Goochland, Roger (Brenda) Shelton and Paul (Lola) Shelton; one sister, Victoria Mattie Kenan all of Kents Store; one brother-in-law, Paul (Dorothy) Bishop Sr. of Louisa; two granddaughters, Kendra Renee’ Shelton and Victoria Smith Shelton; and a number caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service, conducted by Elder Ruben Lewis, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Galilee Baptist Church, Ferncliff. Committal services and interment will follow in Galilee Baptist Church cemetery, Ferncliff.

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

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

Posted Monday, July 29

Gene E. Spears

Gene Edward Spears, 72, of Louisa County, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Spears was a member of IBEW Local 666 and a member of the American Legion 0074 and Moose Lodge 1028.

Survivors include his wife, Elfriede Spears; his sons, David Spears (Kathleen) of Virginia Beach and Jeffrey Spears of Louisa; his daughter, Janet Spears of Louisa; his brother, Cecil Spears (Barbara) of Charlottesville; and his grandchildren Reilly, Victoria and Jonathon Spears.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond and Wallace Spears; and his sister, Betty Cole.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

A graveside service will be held at a later date with honors on the family homestead.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, Inc., 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Posted Thursday, July 25

Donald L. Atkins

Donald Leigh Atkins, 88, of Louisa, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.

Born September 12, 1924, in North Carolina, he was a son of the late Robert Alexander Atkins and Olive Claire Lum Atkins.  Mr. Atkins was a member and deacon of Berea Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Ann Atkins; his children, Ben Atkins and his wife, Louise, Becki Moore and her husband, Michael, Lou Fuller and her husband, Michael, Anna Duffer and her husband, Stan, Malinda Ashburn, Byron Atkins, Maury Atkins and his wife, Terrie, Sha Atkins and his wife, Jenn; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service, conducted by Pastor Barry Higgins, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 5271 Poindexter Rd., Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Shirley S. Badgett

Shirley S. Badgett, 73, of Louisa County, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Badgett was a lifelong resident of Louisa and a member of Louisa Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Perry (Bruce) of Bumpass, Sherrie Davenport (Dale) of Louisa and Susan Glass of Mineral; her grandchildren, Tabitha Harris, Nicole Glass, Justin Perry and Chasity Badgett; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Badgett Jr.; her parents, Harry William and Nellie Nichalos Smith; and her grandson Ricky Glass Jr.

The family will receive friends from noon until 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Woodward Funeral Home. A service will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Freddie W. Blue 

Freddie William Blue was born to the late George and Jennie Blue on Aug. 26, 1932, in Fredericks Hall.

On the evening of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in the privacy of the home he shared with his wife, Freddie slipped from time and entered into eternity at the age of 80.

His formative years were spent in the Rising Sun community where he began his education in a two-room school. Later he transferred to the Louisa Training School. After the completion of grade 11, he graduated. Freddie entered the United States Army and served our country well state side and in foreign countries. He was honorably discharged following three years of service. Later, he enrolled at Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, and earned a BS degree and other awards. He began his teaching career in Louisa County, first teaching students in upper grades at the newly erected Z. C. Morton Elementary School and later at the Louisa County High School as a shop teacher. Later the school added auto mechanics to its curriculum, hiring Freddie with his avid skills and ability until retirement.

Freddie was joined in wedded bliss to his friend, his life partner and “wind beneath his wings,” Betty Jane Henson.

Freddie accepted Christ as his personal Savior at age 12, was baptized and joined the Rising Sun Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. John L. Tyler. He loved the Lord with all his heart. He also loved his pastors and church family. He devoted himself to the work of the Lord and held many positions including: the Sunday school teacher for youth and adults, a supportive member of the ushers’ ministry, treasurer, and various other assignments.

Freddie was predeceased by his parents; his older brothers, Mitchell, Claude, Samuel and Reuben Blue, and Jesse Jackson; two sisters, Caroline Brice and Blanche Breaker; three nephews, Charlie, Robert and Deacon John Brice.

He leaves to cherish his love and memory, his beloved and devoted wife of 42 years, Betty Jane Blue; four devoted nieces, Dorothy Chandler, Louise Warden, Blanche and Tracey Henson; three devoted nephews, Jerry Henson, Joseph Sawyer and Joseph Blue; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends; and the entire Rising Sun Baptist Church family of which many lives were touched – the young as well as the old.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Lee, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at Rising Sun Baptist Church, Mineral. The Rev. Frederick Sales was the eulogist. Burial was in the Henson Family Cemetery.

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

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Mary L. Collier

Mary L. Collier, 73, of Bumpass, passed away Wednesday morning July 24, 2013, at her residence.

She is the daughter of the late Wilmer E. and Berta C. Sarver; and widow of John W. Collier.

Mary was a member of Little River Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Jessie W. Collier and his wife, Tricia L. Collier; two grandchildren, Jarred Collier and Taylor Krouse; two sisters, Juanita Wood of Farmville, and Dot Seay (Romilus) of Bumpass.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

A funeral service, conducted by Rev. Tim Christman, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26, at Little River Baptist Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1445 E. Rio Road, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.

 

Aubrey J. Harlow

Aubrey James “Ted” Harlow 83, of Louisa, died Sunday, July 21, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winfrey and “Dolly” Emma Ruffner Harlow; and one son, Mark D. Harlow.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma L. Harlow of Louisa; one son, Michael G. Harlow of Washington D.C.; two sisters, Irene Hester of Louisa and Mary Jane Harlow of Louisa; two grandchildren, Mark D. Harlow Jr. and Austin M. Harlow; and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Harlow is retired from the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on  Wednesday, July 24, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements were made by Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store.

 

Lewis P. Herndon   

Lewis Purdum Herndon, 85, of Louisa, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.

Born September 10, 1927, in Orange County, he was a son of the late George William Herndon and Nellie Browning Purdum Herndon.

Mr. Herndon was retired from CSX Railroad and was a member of Louisa Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bernice Beck Herndon of Louisa; one daughter, Teresa H. Clements and her husband, Scott B. Clements of Orange; his son-in-law, Victor H. Sacra Jr. of Mineral; his grandchildren, Angela S. Goodman and  her husband, William “Dino” Goodman III of Bumpass, Michael T. H. Sacra of Mineral; his great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cole Goodman of Bumpass.

Along with his parents, Mr. Herndon was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay H. Sacra; one sister, Dorothy H. Gooch; four brothers, George Herndon, John Herndon, Bruce Herndon and Joseph Herndon.

A graveside memorial service, conducted by the Rev. David Palmer, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 217, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.

 

Edward J. Lewis 

Edward Joseph Lewis, 75, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, July, 7, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, at Second Baptist Church in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

He is survived by three children, Michelle Clark (Robert), Bear, Delaware, Edward J. Lewis Jr, Louisa, Scott Lewis (Kimberly), Miami, Florida; five grandchildren; one sister, Eleanor Lewis Grasty (Kenneth), Bumpass, Ralph A. Lewis (Joyce), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Martin D. Lewis (Lesie), Middletown, Deleware. Other survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Lewis was born May 3, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Edward and Susie Lewis.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Eugene A. Lewis; and one sister, Gloria Lewis Littles.

He received his formal education in the Philadelphia Public School System.

Mr. Lewis was an active member of the Second Baptist Church for 66 years.  In addition to his participation in the several singing ministries, he served as a trustee for many years.

A talented baritone, Mr. Lewis’ genre included gospel, blues, jazz and classical.  Joe (as he was known to all) especially enjoyed singing the old hymns and anthems.  He could be found every second Sunday in August during the Homecoming service, singing at the Mount Hope Baptist Church, Bumpass, the home church of his ancestors.  At special invitations, Joe has sung in Guatemala, Sweden and Denmark.  He was honored by the Chapel of Four Chaplains in Philadelphia.

 

Angline B. McCloud 

Angline Ophelia Barrett McCloud, 69, of Louisa, died on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Charlottesville, after a prolonged illness. She was one of 10 children.

Born Sunday, October 24, 1943, in Goochland, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Barrett and the late Henrietta Virginia Cox Barrett. She was predeceased by her brothers, Carl Barrett, William Barrett and Weldon Barrett; her sisters, Alice Hankins, Vernetta Campbell and Audrey Thomas.

She received her education in Goochland County Public Schools and was employed by Myron Manufacturing. She also attended cosmetology school at the Madame CJ Walker School of Cosmetology.

She was a member of Rising Sun Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons, Irving Julian Plummer of Louisa, and Richard Talmadge McCloud II of Jersey City, New Jersey; her daughter, Chiquita Plummer of Washington, DC; her sisters, Frances Mitchell, Evelyn Arnett, Addie Townsend; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Lee, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at Rising Sun Baptist Church Mineral. The Rev Alonzo P. Minor was the eulogist. Interment was in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Visit www.ddwatsonmortician.com for online guestbook.

 

Elizabeth H. Smith

Elizabeth “Betsy” Harris Smith died at home on Sunday, July 21, 2013, after a long illness.

A resident of Little Oaks, Louisa County, she is survived by her son, Paul English Smith and his wife, Bunny Kearns Smith, of Huntington, West Virginia; two granddaughters, Alice Elizabeth Smith and Samantha Anne Smith; a sister, Mary Hart Satterwhite and her husband, Fred B. Satterwhite, of Williamsburg; and a brother, James Malcolm Hart Harris Jr., of Renfrewshire, New Kent.

She is the daughter of the late Dr. Malcolm Hart Harris and Elizabeth Shepherd Harris.

A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Mrs. Smith enjoyed a long and satisfying career as a registered nurse at Johnston-Willis Hospital, Williamsburg Community Hospital and Sanders Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, at South Anna Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital Fund, C/O of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, West Virginia, 25701, or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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

Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.

By tcvnews
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm