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Obituaries Feb. 7 publication with updates

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

Posted Monday, Feb. 11

Theodore C. Ray 

Theodore C. “Ted” Ray, 87, of Louisa County, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.

Ted was a veteran of the US Navy and had served during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post #8947 and Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Arleen Robertson Ray; his daughter Melodie R. Lloyd (David) of Louisa; his sister Mildred Dudley of Alexandria; special cousins, Carole B. Kail (George) and George Allen, all of Louisa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Grover Preston and Mabel Alice Irving Ray; his son, Jerry Alan Ray; and his brother, Wallace P. Ray.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Woodward Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 1 .pm. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Louisa County Rescue Squad, Box 1777, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Bernice B. Lohr        

Bernice Dew Berry Lohr, 88, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 8, 2013 at her residence in Orange.

She was a homemaker, a dear mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed.

Bernice was born May 17, 1924 in Madison. She was the daughter of the late Larnie and Nina Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otis W. Lohr; a special friend, Darrius Tusing of Rochelle; three sisters, Luna Woody, Gladys Tomlin, Elsie Gallihugh; and a brother, Fred W. Berry.

She is survived by her twin sister, Brownie Jones of Orange; six children, Betty Lohr Bowman and her husband, Robert, of Ruckersville, Jesse C. Lohr Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Orange, Aleatha L. Holland and her husband, Mark, of Staunton, Michael W. Lohr of Orange, Sue L. Payne and her husband, Glenn, of Gordonsville and Timothy W. Lohr of Orange; seven grandchildren, Jessie C. Lohr Jr. and his wife, Kristen, of Orange, Stephen Wayne Lohr and his wife, April, of Orange, Charles Nelson Gaylord and his wife, Carrie, of Orlando, Florida, Tracy O. Payne of Louisa, Kacy P. Perkins and her husband, Timothy, of Palmyra, Glenn Tommy Payne of Gordonsville, Jason Lohr of Orange; and four great-grandchildren, Shane and Jordyn Lohr, Brayden Lohr and Cameron Lohr, all of Orange.

Funeral Services, conducted by Pastor Roy Giles, will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Preddy Funeral home in Orange. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Holly Memorial Cemetery, Charlottesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper VA 22701 or the New Hope Baptist Church, 665 Old Gordonsville Rd., Gordonsville, VA 22942.

Posted Friday, Feb. 8

Ernest L. Exline

Ernest Leslie Exline, 57, of Louisa, formerly of Davis, West Virginia, passed away February 3, 2013 at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

He was born June 7, 1955 in Harrison, West Virginia.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Jean Armstead Exline; his wife, Connie Bever Exline of Louisa; one son, Ernest L. Exline II of Louisa; one daughter, Teresa Grooms of Louisa; one sister, Tammy Moore of Stonewood, West Virginia; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Ray Leroy Exline; and his brother Thomas Exline.

Ernest was employed as a mechanic at North Anna Power Plant. He was a veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed playing chess, painting, reading, hunting, fishing and watching football, especially his favorite team, the Cincinnati Bengals.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Mark Joseph, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, West Virginia. Family will receive guests prior to the funeral from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Davis Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, West Virginia.

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Posted Thursday, Feb. 7

Marva E. Cooper

Marva Edith Cooper, 76, of Gordonsville, died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Dogwood Village in Orange.

Born August 18, 1936 in Albemarle County, she was a daughter of the late Lucion Lawrence and Emma Verdier Lawrence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Orlando Stewart; two brothers, Lorenzo Lawrence, Eugene Lawrence; and a sister, Catherine Capers.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by one daughter, Marcelle Stewart and her husband, William, of Louisa; one son, Michael Lawrence of Pound; two brothers, Charles E. Lawrence and his wife, Ann, of Gordonsville, Linwood Lawrence and his wife, Josie, of Gordonsville; two grandchildren, Antonio Stewart and his wife, Tasha, Briana Stewart; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Alvis Lawrence, Wonza Lawrence; and a granddaughter-in-law, Charmeka Stewart.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Hugh Ellis, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment was in the Lawrence Family Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gorgonsville.


Donald L. Jernigan

Donald Lewis Jernigan, 67, of Bumpass, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

He was born to the late Charles and Ruth Rogers Jernigan on May 5, 1945 in Dearborn, Michigan. Don graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 until 1966. He married the late Carol Michael in 1966 and were happily married for 28 years prior to her untimely passing.  They started their lives together in Lincoln Park, Michigan before relocating to Cadillac, Michigan, Herndon and ultimately settling in Frederick, Maryland.

Don started working at the age of 12 as a paperboy in Wyandotte, Michigan.  Throughout his life, he has worked in many fields, from a lineman for Detroit Edison, boiler operator at Mercy Hospital, cameraman and director at TV 9/10 and ultimately finishing up his professional career at NABET/Communications Workers of America where he served as an international staff member for more than 20 years and he passionately represented the hard-working men and women of the union.

Don spent the last years of his life living on Lake Anna where he spent a lot of his time relaxing with good friends and family.   He was an active member of both LACA and Hickory Landing HOA and was a previous  member of the Lions Club. His love of family and music was unmatched; he enjoyed debating politics and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He also loved to travel, read and for several years was a dive master teaching countless others to scuba dive.

Don is survived by his long time girlfriend, Karen Talamini of Mt. Airy, Maryland; her children, Randy and Brian; and her grandson CJ; two children, Wendy Wagner, of Sterling, and Donald and Lori Jernigan, of Urbana, Maryland; six siblings, James (Karen) Jernigan, Pat (Paul) Dillon, David (Barbara) Jernigan, Michael (Peggy) Jernigan, Bonnie (Greg) Pawlik and Sally (Frank) Virsala; and three siblings-in-law, Joan Michael, Patricia (Ron) Huntley and Carl (Jill) Michael; 15 nieces and nephews, Julie, Laurie, Carrie, Kristina, Deborah, Rebecca, Joseph, Meghan, Allison, Carl, Andrew, Nathan, John, Thomas, Robert; 13 great-nieces and nephews, Sarah, Bridget, Dillon, Rachael, Stephen, Jason, Ava, Ryann, Valentina, Adrienne, Matthew, Andrew and Cecelia; and by the lights of his life, his three grandchildren,  Jessica, Justin and Jacob and “The Bears.”

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Lake Anna Rescue Inc. (LARI) or the Lake Anna Civic Association (LACA).

A funeral service, conducted by Father Richard B. Tomkosky, was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately at Everett Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Akers Funeral Home, Everett, Pennsylvania.

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Kim C. Riddell

Kim Carpenter Riddell, 58, of Culpeper, passed away in Culpeper Regional Hospital, Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Kim was born to James Harris Carpenter and Norma Schoonover Carpenter on June 25, 1954. She enjoyed traveling, NASCAR, country music, the Redskins and her cats, Ricky and Benny.

Surviving Kim is her husband, Richard Riddell of Culpeper; her aunts, Helen Wickline of Florida, Frances White of Orange, Bobbie Lohr of Waynesboro and Virginia Hall of Madison; her nephews, Toby Carpenter of California, Harris Carpenter of North Carolina and Kelsie Carpenter of Reston; and her god-child, Jennifer Ray Middleton of Newton, North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jeff Carpenter.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Jeffery C. Schroeder, will be held in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Culpeper, P.O. Box 1224, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Arrangements are being made by Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper.

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Ernest E. Thacker Jr. 

Ernest Elmo Thacker Jr., 58, of Mineral, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 while doing the Lord’s work for the Food Bank of Louisa.

He was the son of the late Ernest and Arlene Thacker Sr., a member of Louisa Baptist Church and the Louisa County Rescue Squad.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Brenda; his children; Matthew Thacker of Louisa, Lucas Thacker (Marjorie) of Spotsylvania, Joshua Kober, Michael Thacker (Amber Frazier) both of Louisa, Mark Stanley (Amanda) of Spotsylvania, Whitney Thacker and Mary Ann Morris both of Louisa; his brothers, Bruce Thacker (Becky), Steve Thacker (Sylvia) and Charles Thacker (Danielle) all of Louisa; his sister, Sarah Rosson (Carl) of Louisa; his grandchildren, Emily Kober, Kayden Morris, Carly Purvis, Myles Stanley, Marshall Stanley and Austin Stanley.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Larry Hoyle, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Louisa Baptist Church. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Serving as pallbearers were Don Nelson, Bruce Martin, Roy Hopkins, Ellis “Nutty” Butler, Eric Smith and Richard Taylor.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Martin F. Walton

Martin Freeman Walton, 93, of Gum Spring, left this earth for his Heavenly home on Friday, February 1, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Eunice Grubbs Walton; and a grandson, Nelson.

Mr. Walton is survived by his children, Martin F. Walton, Jr. (Alma), Thomas H. Walton, Betty W. Fields (Bobby); his grandchildren, Marty (Linda), Robbie (Christina), Billy, Morris (Kelly), Hugh, Shannon (Amy) and Brandon (Alisha); his great-grandchildren, Lauren, Chelsea, Sophia, Sommer, Shelby, Maggie, Stevie-Lee, Elizabeth, William, Jackson, Cole, Marvin and Cary; and four nieces.

A funeral service, conducted by the Revs. Kevin Moen and Steve Smith was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 99, Gum Spring, VA 23069.

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

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