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Obituaries Dec. 27 publication

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

James D. Duke

James Davis Duke, 77, of Bumpass, Virginia, formerly of Hartford, Kentucky, died December 16, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

His wife of 55 years, Beverly Daniel Duke; a son, Michael David Duke, and his wife, Julie McCready Duke, and children Natalie and Jacob survive him.

He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on September 10, 1935 to the late William Alfred Duke and Helen Westerfield Duke. His sister, Martha Deane Duke Gibson, preceded him in death on December 23,2007.

He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was employed by Appalachian Regional Hospitals for many years as Director of Hospital Materiels Management. He was a member of Rouzie’s Chapel United Methodist Church. His retirement years were busy ones, filled by community service and volunteer work with the West Hanover Wood Ministry.

A funeral service will be held at Rouzie’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 21089 Greenbay Road in Beaverdam on Friday, December 28 at 1l a.m.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rouzie’s Chapel UMC.


John H. Fleshman Jr.

John H. Fleshman Jr., 54, of Harrisonburg, previously of Louisa, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012.

He was a member of Louisa Christian Church.

John is preceded in death by his father, John H. Fleshman Sr.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved companion, Diane Stritzinger; his son, Joshua R. McFall; his mother, Wynne L. Fleshman; his son, John C. Fleshman;  his daughter, Jessica L. Fleshman; his brothers, Robert W. Fleshman and his wife, Brenda, and Stephen D. Fleshman and wife, Sherry, all of Louisa; and his dear pet dog TY.

A private graveside service, conducted by the Rev. Denny Burnette, was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy V. Foundation, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Grover C. Hockett

Grover Calvin Hockett, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

Born October 30, 1939 in Washington, DC., he was a son of the late Clue Adley Hockett and Virginia Downs Hockett.

Mr. Hockett was a retired police officer in Washington, D.C. and he served his country in the U.S. Army. He was currently working at Gordonsville Antiques.

Mr. Hockett is survived by his wife, Laura Hockett of Louisa; one daughter, Sonya Dickinson and her husband, Wade, of Louisa; two sons, Mike Hockett of Hamilton, Tim Hockett of Lovettsville; one brother, Hencil Hockett and wife, Elaine, of Culpeper; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Soldiers Foundation, 11700 Preston Rd., Suite 660, PMB 135, Dallas, TX, 75230.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Roy A. Wood Sr.

Roy A. Wood Sr. died at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II where he served for four years including eighteen months in the North Pacific. He served two years as president of the Fluvanna County Lions Club, and as chairman of the Horse Show Committee for many years. Following his retirement from the business world, he taught horsemanship at the Fork Union Military Academy for six years; opened and operated The Farm and Home Supply business in Fork Union.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; one son, Roy A. “Al” Wood Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Krys Wood Elmore and her husband, Tom, of Columbia, South Carolina, Christopher D. Wood and his wife, Stephanie, of Reidsville, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Sophie Lorraine Wood, “Gabe” Denny Wood and Georgia Drew Wood; two sisters, Mabel Wood Berry of Kissimmee, Florida, and Evelyn Wood Mews of Louisa; numerous nieces and nephews, and a very special sister-in-law, Barbara Robertson Kritzer of Fork Union. In addition to the above, he is survived by his wife’s children, Randy Field and his wife, Mikki, of Montana, Raleigh Field and his wife, Pam, of Disputanta, Gary Field and his wife, Jean, of Chester, Brian Field and his wife, Donna, of Hopewell, Thomas Field of Richmond, Lorraine Pearson and her husband, Tim, of Disputanta and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Howard B. Wood; his mother, Nannie Berry Wood; his first wife of 56 years, Lorraine Robertson Wood; his sisters, Viola “Sissy” Pollard and Margaret Wood Harris of Charlottesville; his brothers, Henry Wood of Wytheville and Norman P. Wood of Charlottesville.

Family will receive friend from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Robert Lewis, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church, Charlottesville. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville.

Memorial donations be made to the Bumpass Rescue Squad, 300 Bumpass Rd., Bumpass, VA 23024.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeal Home, Louisa.

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