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Obituaries April 11 publication

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

Laurence M. Chipiwalt 

Laurence Marvin Chipiwalt, 64 of Mineral, VA; passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at his residence. He owned and operated L. M. Chipiwalt & Company. He was a member of Mineral Baptist Church, Louisa Moose Lodge and Mineral Fire Trail Hunt Club.

He was the son of the late Simon & Sadie Chipiwalt; and is survived by his wife, Connie B.Chipiwalt, daughters; Sheri Roper (Jeff), Staci Jacobs (David) of Louisa, Kristi Horn and Kara Chipiwalt of Mineral; brother, Donnie Pierce (Cathy); grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jay, Kane, Christopher, Taylor, Ashley, April, Lauren, Tripp, Nick and Carson; great-grandchildren, Harlee and Tyson.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Mineral Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mike Durham. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

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Nancy P. Hawkins

Nancy Perkinson Hawkins, 80, of Orange, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper with Pastor Bryan Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to your church.

Arrangements are being made by Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper.

James T. Vaughan

James Therit Vaughan, April 23, 1931 – February 8, 2013.

James passed away peacefully with dignity and love on February 8, 2013 at the age of 81. His long-time struggle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease was made more comfortable by his caregivers at Lincoln Glen in San Jose, California.

He is survived by his niece, Pamela Louise Vaughan Erickson and her husband, Bob; his nephew, Edgar Lee Vaughan II and his wife, Sharon; three grandnephews,  Justin Coghlan, Jeffrey Coghlan, Matthew James Vaughan; and two grandnieces,  Jessica Marie Vaughan and Christie Lee Vaughan.

James was born in Richmond, the third of three sons to Henry Towles Vaughan and Mayme Bowman Vaughan. James grew up in Louisa and graduated from Louisa County High School, class of 1949. His father, Henry Towles, was the town dentist and his uncle, Phil Vaughan, ran a local car dealership. After graduating from high school, he went on to Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His studies at Virginia were interrupted by two years of service in the US Army. After his service in the US Army, he returned to Virginia Tech to finish his studies and graduate with his bachelor of science degree. Jim then moved to Arlington and sold mutual funds for a brokerage firm. He ended up settling down in Sterling where he purchased his home. Jim had a few more jobs in his career before his last job as an insurance investigator for the NAC corporation.

James was actively involved with the Elks Club and the Loyal Order of Moose where he was a lifetime member of both organizations. James also enjoyed traveling. He belonged to the travel club The Shillelaghs. The Shillelaghs had their own plane and took trips all over the world. James traveled to Ireland, England, all over  Europe, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all over the United States.

In retirement, James stayed actively involved with the Elks and Moose organizations. He also continued to travel and serve his community in various volunteer organizations. James also had a famous cousin, General Norman Schwarzkopf, who was the commander of all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War.

The family is also very thankful for James’s very close friend Donald Glasco. When James first became ill in early 2000 and could no longer look after himself, Jim’s close friend, Donald Glasco, was able to get James into an assisted living facility in Sterling, look after his affairs, and visit him on a regular basis for over four years.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 13 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Memorial donations may be made in James’ honor to the Alzheimer’s Association,, or call (800) 272-3900.