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Obituaries April 4 publication

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Richard L. Anderson 

Richard Lee Anderson, 58, of Mineral, died on Monday, April 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.

Born Friday, January 21, 1955, in Louisa, he was the son of the late Melton Mallory and the late Angie Anderson Mallory.

He attended and was employed by Louisa County Public School System until he became disabled. Richard also worked for Wilton Construction, Holly Farms, Inc. and Tri-Dim Filter Corporation.

Richard joined Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Hayden. He was a member of the young adult choir of Louisa County under the direction of the late James B. Harris.

Richard leaves to cherish his memories a loving son, Bryant Anderson; a devoted companion, Venus Wingfield; and his granddaughter, Jamila Anderson, all of Mineral; his brother, Donald Anderson and his wife, June, of Mineral; three sisters, Barbara Dandridge, Margaret Anderson and Thelma Carter and her husband, Joseph, of Mineral. He is also survived by two uncles, Warren “Blue” Anderson of Montpelier and Kenneth Anderson of Louisa; four aunts, Corine Anderson, Arlean Anderson, Shirley Anderson and Clarrisa Anderson; two nieces, LaTanya Anderson and Stacey Mallory; two nephews, Travis Mallory and Donald S. Anderson; two great-nieces, two great nephews and a host of cousins other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at Thomasson Watson Chapel from 7 until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Gloria Yates officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.Visit for online guestbook.


Rosa S. Anthony

Rosa Mae Sharpe Anthony, 74, of Mineral, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, very peacefully in the Louisa Health Care Center, after a week-long stay at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Rosa was born April 10, 1938, the daughter of Charles Walter and Ella Mae Walton Sharpe. Rosa was married to Leslie “Pat” Anthony on Jan. 25, 1964 and had one son, Charles Leslie.

She graduated from Louisa County High School in 1957 and was employed by Barber Veterinarian Supply Company as a bookkeeper for approximately 40 years, retiring to raise her two grandsons.

Rosa is survived by her beloved grandsons, Jonathan Ross and Tyler Lewis Anthony. She was delighted with her great-grandchild, Aiden Ross Anthony. She is also survived by one brother, Billy Arnold Sharpe and his wife, Carol; five sisters, Doris Pierce of Maryland, Barbara Heflin of Woodbridge, Betty Brooks and her husband, Andrew, of Mineral, Helen Sprouse and her husband, Ernest, of Mineral, and Juanita Sharpe of Ashland. Rosa left numerous nieces, nephews, other family and very dear friends.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, husband and only son. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Tim Chrisman, was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29 at Little River Baptist Church, where Rosa was a lifelong member. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa.

Pallbearers were Billy Sharpe, Ernest Sprouse, Jonathan Anthony, Tyler Anthony, Charlie Gibson and Ronald Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Atkins and William Pierce.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little River Baptist Church or the Gideons Association.

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

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Frances W. Lasley 

Frances was the fifth child and third daughter of John and Sylvania Winston, born on June 26, 1924, in Louisa County. She departed this life on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Falls Run Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Fredericksburg.

They called her Della or O’Della and she was also known by the nickname, “Chick.” Della attended Oakland Grade School and Louisa Training School in Louisa with her two brothers and three sisters. She was baptized at Wayland Baptist Church at an early age. Della was employed with the United States Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. She was the mother of, as she likes to say, “her one children,” Bobby A. Winston Sr.

In 1953, she was united in holy matrimony to Leonard Franklin Lasley in Louisa. In 1954, they moved and made their home in Logan, West Virginia. Della continued her education at Southern Community College in Logan, West Virginia. She was employed with Logan Board of Education for 22 years and retired in 1967. When Della moved to Logan, she joined the Saint Phillip’s Missionary Baptist Church and became an active member. She held the office of financial secretary, was active on the missionary board, and the pastor’s aid committee. She was also a member of the bible study class, and participated in prayer service and vacation bible school. She resided in Logan for 41 years. Della moved back to Louisa 16 years ago. She reunited with Wayland Baptist church where she was an active member and deaconess. Della was a member of the Oakland-Ellisville Homemakers Club. For leisure she would complete cryptograms, crocheting, knitting and helping other family members to remember.

In addition to her parents, Della was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; four brothers, Marshall, Joseph, James and Robert Winston; two sisters, Sadie Martini and Edna Reed ; two grandchildren, Vanessa D. Rhymes and Rodney M. Meade.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted son, Bobby A. Winston Sr. and daughter-in-law, Delores M. Winston; her granddaughter, Sheryl C. Adams; her grandson, Bobby A. Winston Jr.; great-granddaughters; Tiffini Fleet, Latisha Meade, Heather Carey; her great-grandsons, Bobby A. Winston III, James Meade; her great-great-granddaughters, Nataya Flament, Tiara R. Bailey, Autumn Lee; her great-great-grandson, Reign Bailey; grandson–in-law, Terry Adams; great-grandson-in-law, Ron Fleet; two sisters, Geneva W. Hall and Inez W. Thurston; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family members and friends.

A funeral service, conducted by Pastor Frances Lewis, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Wayland Baptist Church, Trevilians. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Mary R. Perry

Mary Virginia Roberts Perry was born February 26,1929 in Louisa County to the late Edna Curtis Martin and James Gatewood Roberts. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Ford and Jean Anthony.

She retired from Dominion Virginia Power after 47 years of service.

Survivors include two brothers, James W. Roberts of Goochland and William Roberts of Louisa; several nephews and a niece.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Salem Christian Church, 4023 Paynes Mill Rd., Bumpass.


Alice D. Poindexter

Alice Virginia Dickerson Poindexter passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Louisa Health and Rehab Center at the blessed age of 100 years.

She was born in Louisa County on July 2, 1912, to the late John H. and Ottie B. Dickerson. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Marion and Leroy Dickerson; two sisters, Edna Earl Grooms and Nettie Morris; a niece, Alberta Ford; and nephew, Matthew Grooms.

Alice attended school in Louisa County before traveling to New Jersey to be with her sister, Nettie. It was there she met and married James B. Poindexter, who also predeceased her. James and Alice were married 65 years and the union was blessed with two children, Carol and James Jr.

Alice and James were active members of Bright Hope Baptist Church, Montclair, New Jersey, until relocating to Louisa in 1981. Alice rejoined her childhood church, Galilee Baptist, which her father helped build the original structure. During recent years, Alice was active with the Flower Club and was currently Galilee’s eldest member. Alice was quiet spiritual allowing her lead an independent, faithful life in her home. She was known for her splendid formal dinner parties and her beautiful flower garden. She also had a gift for hooking rugs.

Alice was presented with an Appreciation of Dedication award on June 3, 2006 from Galilee and a Certificate of Citizenship on her 100th birthday from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

Alice leaves to cherish her memories a loving daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Frederick Brown; a devoted son, James Jr.; three grandsons and their wives, Mark and Candace Brown, Treg and Pamela Brown, and Christopher and Tess Brown; four great-granchildren, Alexandra, Zachary, Morgen and Charlotte, all of New Jersy; two nieces, Frances Quarles and Barbara Poindexter Frazier; three nephews, Robert and John Grooms and David Proctor; a host of grand and great-grandnieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Galilee Baptist Church, Kents Store, with the Rev. Otis R. Spellman, eulogist. Interment was in the church cemtery.

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

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