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Obituaries Feb. 13 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted Monday, Feb. 17

Katherine V. Dawson

Katherine Virginia Dawson, 79, of Bristow, passed away on February 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Dawson lived in Prince William County for more than 65 years.  She was born in Fairfax.

Mrs. Dawson loved the Lord.  She enjoyed attending Hatcher’s Memorial Baptist Church in Brentsville.  She enjoyed flowers and loved the beach, especially Virginia Beach.  She had a green thumb and could make anything grow.  Most of all she loved her family.

Mrs. Dawson is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Russell Dawson Sr.; her son, Russell Dawson Jr. and his wife, Rebecca; her brothers, Buddy and Kenny Gordon; her sisters, Barbara Ann, Mattie Sue, Karen Lee and Joanne; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Mary Virginia Carter Gordon; her daughter, Jeannie Virginia Kincheloe; her brother, Walter Gordon; and her sisters, Evelyn, Shirley and Darlene.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Covenant Funeral Service, Lee Chapel, 8521 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA  20109.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery, Manassas.

Arrangements are being made by Covenant Funeral Service, Manassas.

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Barbara M.W. Nuchols 

Barbara Lee “Bobbie” McCarthy Williams Nuchols, 75, was born in Richmond on September 16, 1938, and went to be with her Lord on February 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Allen McCarthy and Iola B. Hollins.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Nuchols; five children, Bruce Williams (Linda) of Mineral,Diana Bernier (Charlie) of Hanover, Sheila McVey (Joe) of Richmond, Wayne Lovette of Richmond and Glenda Lovette-Manuel (Reggie) of Chesterfield; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Lou Maher and Patricia Hirsch, of Connecticut, and Marion “AKA Cookie” of Richmond.

She was always an avid cat lover, and liked to play Bingo, walk the beach and collect shells. She also loved to put puzzles together.

A funeral service was held at noon on Feb. 11 at Bliley’s Funeral Home Staples Mill Chapel. Interment was in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

Arrangements were made by Bliley’s Funeral Home.

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Robert L. Stanley 

Robert Lee Stanley, 60, of Louisa, passed away at his residence on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

He is predeceased by his parents, Emmett R. and Martha G. Stanley; and a sister, Dorothy Schmidt.

Survivors include his daughter,Tammy Greathouse (Michael) of Chester; his grandchildren, Kaylee, Emilee, Autumn Lee and Haleigh; his brothers, Emmett Stanley (Sandie) of Mechanicsville, Jerry Stanley (Tonie) of Elmont, Earnest Stanley (Janet) of Idaho; his sisters, Martha Wood (Jimmy) of Elmont, and Emma Stewart (Mike) of Montpelier; his fiancée, Thurma Baker of Mineral; special friend, Bubba Chaulklin, of Doswell; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his K-9 companion, Mattie.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. A Celebration of Life service, conducted by the Rev. Byron Newman, will be held at 7 p.m. following visitation at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Posted, Friday, Feb. 14

Craig A. Dilley

Craig Alan Dilley, 48, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, due to an accident on Highway 330 in Jasper County, Iowa.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Windsor Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa.

Craig was born on Jan. 8, 1966, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of John Franklin and Patricia Ann Morrissey Dilley.  His family moved to Marlinton, West Virginia, where Craig graduated from high school.

Craig attended Marshall University in West Virginia and then enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1987 through 1991. He served as department head of the Weather Observing Operations from 1989 through 1991 at the Tonopah Test Range, located on the Ellis Air Force Base in Nevada.  He received the John Levitow Leadership Award in 1989.

Craig received his bachelor of arts in sociology in 1993 (magna cum laude) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  From Iowa State University he received his B.S. (magna cum laude) in 1995; M.S. (with  distinction) in 1999; and PhD in horticulture in 2007.  During his time at ISU, he held positions of research associate II, graduate research assistant and instructor in the horticulture department.  He received the Iowa State University VEISHA outstanding Faculty Award in 2005 and the Iowa State University Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award  in 2007.

Craig most recently worked as professor of biology and environmental science at Des Moines Area Community College.  He also taught courses in field ecology, conservation biology, botany, sustainable living and human biology.  He loved teaching and thought it important to include humor in his classes.

In 1999, he married Erika Elizabeth Hodgson in Ames, Iowa.  Twin daughters, Gretta Edith and Sophia Lucile, were born to them on June 30, 2002.  They later divorced.

Craig had many talents–drawing, guitar, collecting books and humor. He enjoyed everything in nature. He was an extremely caring, compassionate and humble person.  He was also a wonderful father.  His children were his life.

Craig is survived by his parents, John Dilley of Marlinton, West Virginia, and Patricia Fowler and step-father,  Richard Fowler, of Louisa; his daughters, Gretta and Sophia Dilley, and their mother, Erika Hodgson of Vinton, Iowa; his brother, John W. Dilley of Oxnard, California; his sister, Pamela (Jackie) Moore of Marlinton, West Virginia; his half-brother, Dustin Fowler of Louisa; many nieces and nephews, aunt and uncles, cousins; his former in-laws and friends, Jim and Jacquie Hodgson, of Vinton, Iowa.

Craig was our precious shining star and we will always miss him.

Arrangements were made by VanSteenhuyse-Russell funeral Home, Vinton, Iowa.

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John C. Smith Jr.

John Coleman Smith Jr., 79, of Mineral, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014  at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, with his girls at his bedside.

John was the son of the late John C. and Mabel S. Smith Sr. He served his country in the U.S. Army and owned and operated Mid-Virginia Water Wells, Inc.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Marion Smith; his daughters, Charlotte (Gary) Hayes, Cathy (Wesley) Portner, Connie (Bo) Seay, Cindy (Mark) Sargent, Carol (Mike) Carley and Christine (Jimmy) Duerson; his sister, Josephine Moubray; his grandchildren, Zachary and Andrew Hayes, Landon and Lauren Portner, Kyle and Taylor Seay, Jennifer Dove, Jessica and John Coleman Fleshman, Danielle Sargent, Abigail and Preston Carley and Garrett and Cassie Duerson; his great-grandchildren, Kayla and Carson Dove and Gavin Hartwell; and special nephew, C. W. Moubray (Edna); numerous other family and friends; and his best buddies, Dino and Petee.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Woodward Funeral Home.

A service, conducted by the Rev. John Austin, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 at Woodward Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Published Thursday, Feb. 13

Judy D. Duke 

Judy Dolin Duke was born August 23,1950 and died February 3, 2014.

She is survived by her loving husband, Albert Duke, of Louisa; her son, Erik Duke and daughter-in-law-to-be, Ashley Spencer, also of Louisa; her daughter, Leigh Anne Neville; and one grandchild, Kira Neville; her brothers, Bruce Dolin (Ann), Keith Dolin, Larry Dolin (Bru), Kenneth Dolin (Cindy), Cody Dolin (Becky), all of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Juanita Dolin.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Alvon United Methodist Church, Alvon, West Virginia. Burial was in Little Creek Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Shanklins Funeral Home.


Florence M. Edgington  

Florence Margaret Edgington, 75, of Mineral, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville.

Mrs. Edgington retired as a program analyst for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  She was a member of P.E. O. Sisterhood Sedona Chapter.

Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” Edgington; her sons, Stephan Lomont (Janet) of Vienna, Michael Lomont (Nancy) of Sagaponic, New York, and Bill Edgington (Kristin) of St. Petersburg, Florida; her daughters, Deborah Fleegal  and Julianna Houk (John) both Falls Church, Robin Mcferson (Robert) of Adamsville, Tennessee, and Michelle Draney (Patrick) of LaLuz, New Mexico; her brother, Joseph Buckley (Linda) of Catlett; her sisters, Mary Ellen Cushard (Bill) of Henderson, Nevada, and Anne Windsor (Ed) of Federalsburg, Maryland; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Buckley; and her brother, Tony Buckley.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 23 Fir Court, The Waters at Lake Anna, in Mineral.

Memorials may be made to Louisa County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1837, Louisa, VA  23093.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Randolph B. Evans Jr. 

Randolph B. Evans Jr. of Washington, D.C., formerly of Middleburg and Louisa, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence.

Survivors include his loving wife, Henrietta L. Evans of Washington, D.C.; his children, Everette L. Evans Sr. (Dr. Anne R.) of Washington, D.C., and Randall F. Evans (Chandra) of Leesburg; devoted siblings, Barbara Anne Scott (Calvin), Julia “Jewpie” Stewart, Reginald Evans (Karen); his grandchildren, Everette L. Evans II, Christopher R. Evans, Ryshelle D. Evans, Randi C. Evans, Randall F. Evans Jr. (RJ); and one great-grandchild, Imani L. Evans; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday Feb. 14, at First Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 216 Loudoun St., Leesburg.

Visitation  will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, at First Mt. Olive from 9 until 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being made by Lyles Funeral Service of Purcellville.


Sean L. Harris 

Sean Lee Harris passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

Sean was born in Toms River, New Jersey, on Nov. 10, 1980 to Patricia A. Lee and Baron H. Harris Sr.

Growing up in Toms River and graduating from Toms River High School South, Sean was a very energetic young man. He could easily brighten up a room with his character and large smile. He was a hard worker and held several jobs in his life, but truly enjoyed the moving business. In this business, he could get a good workout while showing off his strength. He eventually relocated to Charlottesville where he would make a new life and new friends, in which he did very well.

Sean had many people in his life that he impacted, bringing joy, laughter and positivity. Even after taking ill and becoming stricken with cancer, he still found it in him to joke, laugh, smile and encourage you that he was fine.

Sean is already greatly missed by family, friends and all who came in contact with him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia A. Lee; and his father, Baron H. Harris Sr.

Sean leaves behind his grandmother, Inez Virginia Ferrell; one sister, Sheila Harper; seven brothers, Leslie Green, Baron Harris Jr., Troy Harris, Corey Harris, Derrick Harris, Mitchell Lee and Arthur Lee III and his wife, Teashayl; two devoted cousins, Tanisha and Rondell Harris; two devoted friends, Corey Devereaux and Salim Cofi; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many other dear friends.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Rising Sun Baptist Church; and another will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Chapel of Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St. Toms River, New Jersey.

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

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Patsy R. Jenkins

Mrs. Patsy Ross Jenkins, 76, wife of the late James R. Jenkins, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Camden, Arkansas, and was a retired secretary for Ameristeel in Lancaster.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Bill) McLaughlin, Sandra (Johnny) Fleming; two sisters, Betty McCurry, Nancy (Everette) Crain; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jenkins was predeceased by four brothers, Carl Ross, Joseph Ross, Ricky Ross, and G.H. Ross; and two sisters, Jessie Williams and Vivian Summer.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at Lancaster Memorial Park in Lancaster, South Carolina.

Arrangements were made by Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Inc., Edgefield, South Carolina.

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Danyne R. Killham 

Danyne Rice Killham, 85, of Bumpass, died in Palmdale, California, on January 30, 2014.

Danyne was born in Laramie, Wyoming, on March 3, 1928, the second of six daughters and one son born to Daniel and Helen Ellis Rice.  She was raised in Kimball, Nebraska.

After two years at the University of Wyoming, she taught elementary school, later receiving her degree when she was in her 40s.  A life-long teacher and learner, she also taught religious education and bridge.  Her last formal teaching assignment was a bridge class for Louisa Parks and Recreation in 2011.

Danyne is survived by her husband, Kenneth, who was the center of her life.  They were married in Kimball on May 29, 1950.  After her stroke in 2011, he devoted himself to assisting her.  In addition to Kenny, she is also survived by her son, Michael; and daughter, Kenyne “Kate;” her grandchildren, Lisa (Jason), Anastasia, Tim, Elizabeth (Mike), Matthew, Alison, Jared and Byron (Alyssa); and eight great-grandchildren; her sisters

Peggy, Zita, Codell and K.C.; her nieces and nephews; and many friends, especially Carol, Ramona, Judy, Clint, Helen and Heather.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; and her oldest sister, Emily Ann.

Danny and Kenny lived in North Platte, Nebraska, from 1951 until 2010 when they moved to Bumpass to live with their daughter. Danyne was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bumpass, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte, and P.E.O.  Since moving to Virginia, Danyne was active in Book Buddies and the Lake Anna Garden Club.  In January 2014, she earned her Silver Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.

Arrangements for a Celebration of Danyne Killham’s Life are pending. She will be cremated and upon the death of her beloved husband, they will be interred at Fort McPherson Cemetery near North Platte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation which supports higher education for women or a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to Ken and his family at 2610 Moody Town Rd., Bumpass, VA 23024.


Joyce Morris

Joyce “Dee” Morris, 54, of Gordonsville, died Wednesday February 5, 2014 at MCV Hospital in Richmond.

Born May 13, 1959 in Fredericksburg, she was a daughter of Betty Joyce Marshall, of Goochland, and the late David Oscar Hepler.

Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Owen Morris of Gordonsville; one son, Chris Payton of Gordonsville; three sisters, Belinda Verling and her husband, Monty, of Locust Grove, Carrie Thomas of Louisa, Jacqueline Lee Shifflett of Louisa; three grandchildren, Alasandra Payton, Trinity Payton, Kayden Payton; three nephews, Jim Thomas, Mark Thomas, Pat O’Gorman; and a niece, Melanie Chewning.

Funeral and interment will be private.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Richard J. Overberg

Richard J. Overberg, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at The Hermitage in Richmond.

Born Oct. 21, 1929, in Indianapolis, he was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati and worked as a research chemist in various industries in New Jersey and Ohio before retiring to Gum Spring.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol Marie Overberg (nee Braun); five children, Paul (Melissa) of Vienna, Stephen of Richmond, Virginia (Jeffrey) of Somerset, New Jersey, Mark (Lisa) of Herndon, and Robert (Susanne) of Ellicott City, Maryland; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Norbert; and his parents, Edwin and Estelle.

He was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Mineral and was buried at St. Jude Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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