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Obituaries April 5 publication

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Evan M. Adams 

Evan Michael Adams, 10, of Gordonsville, died on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Cornell Medical Center in New York.

He was born August 23, 2001, in Charlottesville, a son of Jessica Fincham Adams of Gordonsville and Jason Donald Adams of Lynchburg.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by one brother, Gavin Adams of Gordonsville; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Fincham of Gordonsville; his paternal grandparents, Donald Adams and Sharon Adams of Appomattox; one aunt, Cassie Miller and her husband, Kevin, of Roanoke; and a host of great aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Fincham.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


John H. Chappell Sr. 

John H. Chappell Sr., beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, following a long battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by everyone whom he touched throughout his life.

John was born on September 18, 1932, in Quantico, Virginia, where his father, a colonel in the United States Marine Corps, was stationed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel Kenneth B. Chappell Sr. and Irone Russell Chappell; as well as a nephew, Benjamin “Buzzy” Chappell Jr.

John attended the Peddie School and graduated from lower Merion High School, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Randolph Macon College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He was in the United States Army and was very proud of his service to our country. He retired from Roudabush, Gale and Associates, Inc. as a land surveyor in the late 1990s.

John loved spending time with family and friends, and traveling. He cherished many memories with his wife, children and grandchildren. Always a lover of good jokes, he enjoyed keeping his family and friends in stitches at the dinner table. During his cancer treatments at Martha Jefferson Hospital, he enjoyed entertaining all of the nurses, doctors and other patients undergoing treatment.

John excelled in math and science and often read math books for fun. He was proud to be a land surveyor, something that he enjoyed doing well after retirement.

He also loved ham radios, trains and war movies. He operated a ham radio in his home every day for many years, under the call sign WA4IUN, following in his father’s footsteps, who operated under the call sign WA4IFX. It was John’s passion to join his ham radio buddies most days at 5 p.m. He collected Lionel trains, as well as O-gauge trains and was known among his friends for running a train around the Christmas tree.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Quarles; and three children, John Hanson Jr., of Norfolk, Stephen Todd and his wife, Kathleen, of Burke, and Laura Windsor of Charlottesville; two brothers, Benjamin Reeves Chappell and his wife, Peggy, of Richmond, and Kenneth Baldwin Chappell Jr. of Louisa; two granddaughters, Merrie Meador and Emily Brogneaux; a niece, Anne Starke and her husband, Tom; and a nephew, David and his wife, Joan.

A service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville. Interment was private.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911; The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718; or Christ Episcopal Church, 100 West Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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Brianna P. Crisco 

Brianna Penelope Crisco (Penny Williams), 43, of Richmond, and formerly of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Crisco was born December 21, 1968, in Iredell County and was the daughter of C.R. Williams Jr. and Bessie Nancy-Anne Byers Williams. She was a graduate of North Iredell High School and she attended Mitchell Community College.

On June 30, 2009, she married Scott McGehee of Richmond, formerly of Louisa, who survives.

Mrs. Crisco was a member of Grassy Knob Baptist Church and she was formerly employed with Wayne Homes where she worked as a site manager. She also worked as a flight attendant with U.S. Airways.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Crisco is survived by one daughter, Tabitha Williams Hughes (Tyler) and their daughter Tallulah of Asheville, N.C.; one son, Charles Loftin of Statesville; two sisters, Connie Crisco Bassinger (Gene) and Jody Rothhaar; one brother, Gary Newton; two stepsons, Joshua and Zachary McGehee; and one stepdaughter, Meghan McGehee.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Howard Wagoner and the Rev. Carl Williams, were held at 2 p.m. on  Friday, March 30 in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Nicholson Funeral Home, Ashville, North Carolina.

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Linsey E. Payton

Linsey Eugene Payton, 73, of Louisa, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, following a long illness.

He was a retired truck driver with Thompson Fuel Company.

He is survived by a brother, Roger Payton and his wife, Lois, of Louisa; a sister, Esther P. Vipperman of Norfolk; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.


Maureen C. Poindexter 

Maureen Corle Poindexter, 61, of Powhatan, and formerly of Louisa County, departed this life on March 24, 2012, to a tragic accident in Buckingham.

Mo was not only a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, but a friend as well.

Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Stanley Corle and Gloria Lorraine Rhinehart.

She is survived by one son, Christopher Garrett Hadder of Kents Store; her granddaughter, Samantha DeMasters-Hadder of Charlottesville; a special friend James DeCess of Cumberland;  one sister, Janet C. Matkins of Bumpass, and Janet’s two daughters,  Amy D. Matkins of Spotsylvania, and friend James Gardner, Stacey M. Miller of Louisa, and her husband, John, and their daughter, Michaela Hope Matkins, Janet’s son, Major Select William J. Matkins,  his wife and son Lacey P. Matkins and William J. Matkins Jr.; one brother, James G. Corle of Louisa, and his wife, Alice Leake Corle, and their two daughters, Donna M. Corle of Louisa, and friend Corey O. Houchens,  Donna’s son, Kaleb O’Neil Corle, and Carrie C. Chisholm of Gordonsville, and her husband, Michael F., and their two daughters, Emily Page and Ellen Jane Chisholm.

Mo was employed by HCA as a registered nurse in the Postanaesthesia Care Unit, (PACU) with Henrico Doctors Hospital, Parham Campus, Richmond.

Mo graduated from Louisa County High School in 1968. She attended SmithDeal Massey Business School,Richmond, as a business major. She then was employed with the Louisa, Fluvanna and Henrico County Health, for approximately 15 years before moving to Charlottesville and was employed by Thomas Daniel, MD, thoracic surgeon, as admin assistant with the University of Virginia Hospital. While employed, she enrolled in nursing school to fulfill a dream of her mother’s. She was a nurse as well, as Mo can remember her mother saying, “when you go into a hospital, it’s another world.”  She said nursing is one of the most rewarding experiences that anyone could ever have.

All the while, trying to juggle family, a son in college, school and learning, Mo once quoted, “It takes a lot of courage to suddenly change out of your job and totally switch your direction in life.”  Mo was, at that time, married to William Poindexter of Kents Store.

Once graduating with an ADN (Associates Degree in Nursing) education from Piedmont Virginia Community College in May, 1996, she was employed by Chippenham Medical Center, (PCU) from 1996-1998 from there, she went to the University of Virginia Hospital of Charlottesville, in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), from 1998 to 1999.

Mo was a very loving, caring and selfless individual and decided she needed to give more of herself. Her move took her out west to work for the Tuba City Indian Medical Center with Indian Health Services in Tuba City, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, where she worked in the ICU from August 1999 to January 2002 residing in Arizona for over two years.Mo then moved back to Louisa County and was employed by Martha Jefferson Hospital as a PACU nurse for five years.  She resided in Goochland for three years and her current residence in Powhatan County while employed by HCA for five years as a PACU nurse.

Mo will be missed dearly by all, family, friends, and colleagues.  Mo was very devoted to her family and especially to her granddaughter, Samantha.

Mo loved her animals as well, having dogs, cats and owning two registered quarter horses, she and Samantha attended quarter horse shows for several years.  Her granddaughter has done very well to Mo’s delight, her granddaughter achieved dreams they built together winning awards with VQHA and AQHA.

Maureen’s remains will lie at rest beside her parents at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery, located in Buckner.

There will be a private family service at graveside and following the private service, family will then receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Arrangements are being made by Sheridans Funeral Home, Kents Store.  Flowers may be sent to Sheridans.


Kapacio M. Shelton

Kapacio Maurice Shelton, passed peacefully at home in the arms of God and his mother, on Wednesday, March 28,2012.

He was born February 18,2012 at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville.

Though his time on earth was short, Kapacio left a lifetime of memories to be cherished by his parents Kelvin and Angela Shelton of Louisa.

In addition to his parents he leaves with memories, his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bradshaw; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christmas Sr.; his paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Jeanette Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Wood, all of Louisa.

Graveside memorial services were held Sunday April 1 at Eagle Baptist Church cemetery.

God has laid him down to sleep, in our hearts his memory we will forever keep.

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

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