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Obituaries February 9 publication

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Dorothy J. Cromwell

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Cromwell, 68, of Louisa, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at her residence.

She was born March 23, 1943, in Louisa County, to the late Lee Ragland and Rosa B. Johnson Ragland, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cromwell; two brothers, Roy Lee and George Ragland; one sister, Iris Athey.

She was a member of Foster Creek Baptist Church, Louisa.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Kimberly Cromwell, and her friend, Bruce; one granddaughter, Latoya, and her friend, Sheba; one grandson, Devonte; a devoted friend, Nathaniel Thompkins “Moon” all of Louisa; five brothers, Owen Ragland, and his wife, Jesteane, of Chesterfield, MacArthur Ragland, and his wife, Virginia, James Ragland, Herbert Ragland and Charles Ragland all of Louisa; two sisters, Lucille Johnson, and her husband, George, and Audrey Scott, and her husband, Earl, all of Louisa; one sister-in-law, Dora Louise Ragland.

Dot has touched so many hearts along her journey of life. She retired from the University of Virginia.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Michael R. Crawley Jr., will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Foster Creek Baptist Church, Louisa. Interment will follow in the Ragland Family Cemetery.

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

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Fannie Grooms 

Fannie Grooms, 102, of Louisa, died on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Trinity Mission of Charlottesville, Charlottesville.

Born Friday, Sept. 24, 1909, in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Grooms and the late Alice James Grooms.

She was a member of Foster Creek Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephew and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Michael R. Crawley, Jr., were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Foster Creek Baptist Church, 4028 East Jack Jouett Rd., Louisa. Interment was in the Grooms Family Cemetery, 852 Evergreen Rd., Louisa.

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

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Basil Knick

Basil “Wayne” Knick, 69, of Mineral passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents, Art Basil and Loleta Nicely Knick; and his loving wife, “Sherri” Knick.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Jones, and her husband, Steve, of Chesapeake; and his grandchildren, Kylie Nicole and Conner Nicholas.

Mr. Knick was a member of the Dale City Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

A funeral service, conducted by Father Robert Cilinski, was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 at Woodward Funeral Home, Inc. Louisa. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Jane H. Poore

Jane Wilson Haynes Poore, 60, of Louisa, died Thursday, February 2, 2012, at her residence.

Born May 11, 1951, in Martinsville, she was a daughter of the late Wilson Haynes and Gillie Jamison Haynes.

Mrs. Poore graduated  from Fieldale-Collinsville High School and National Business College where she was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Sorority. She was the owner/operator of Crossroads Home Center. She was an active member of her community and was a previous member of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. She was a member of the KS Club, Eastern Star, Fluvanna Community Singers and Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Langdon Poore of Louisa; two daughters, Amy Langdon Brown, and her husband, John, of Louisa, Carrie Wilson Poore, of Louisa; one son, James Edward Poore, of Louisa; one brother, Michael Haynes, and his wife, Carolyn, of Figsboro; two sisters, Libby Bondurant and her husband, Dickey, of Figsboro, Martha Bryant, and her husband, Doug, of Ashland, Kentucky; three grandchildren, John Liam Brown, Aiden Alexander Brown, Riley Jane Brown; her mother-in-law, Jessie Yowell Poore, of Louisa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service, conducted by Pastor Mike Plasters and the Rev. Bruce Hunter, was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Zion United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Betty C. Robinson 

Betty Christine Robinson was set free to be with her Heavenly Father on February 3, 2012.

She was born to the late Homer Lewis Robinson Sr. and Rosetta Banks Robinson.

She is survived by one brother, Homer L. Robinson, Jr., (Patricia); two sisters, Ruth Baugh (Robert) and Rosetta Robinson; her nephews, Matthew Robinson and Christopher Robinson; her niece, Lynette Robinson Satterfield (Antoine); a great-nephew, Kevin Robinson; close cousins, Terry Dandridge and Chairie Smith.

She accepted Christ during a revival in the 1960s.

Betty’s love for singing and leadership could be seen and heard on the Rosetta Banks Robinson Memorial chorus, which she served as president. Betty was dedicated to her church, participated and attended rehearsals and church services on a regular basis. She was also a member of the First Aid Ministry and Drama Ministry.

Betty loved teaching physical education. Her goal was not only improving fitness levels, but also teaching life skills. She taught and coached with her sister (Rosetta) three years in the Louisa County Schools system, and fours years in the catholic schools in Richmond (St. Benedictine). During this time, she went back to school and received her master’s degree in therapeutic recreation. She later became an employee of United Parcel Service. She started off as a part-time car washer and was later promoted to an on road supervisor. She was also a part of the business development for UPS. She was employed by UPS 19 years. Betty was never afraid of work and the challenge of proving herself. She believed in excellence whatever the task.

She later moved to Alexander and became an employee of the City of Alexandria School System where she also worked part-time with the Therapeutic Recreation program. Betty enjoyed her job, the children and those who became her “Special Buddies.” She shared many special events and memories.

Betty believed in family unity and deeply loved her family. She often provided vacation packages, financial support, and above all, emotional and spiritual support. She has touched the lives of many, young and old.

Funeral services were held at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at New Line Baptist Church, 4876 New Line Rd., Gum Spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Christopher James Robinson Scholarship Fund at any Bank of America.

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

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Edna S. Trial

Edna Searles Trial, 67, of Bumpass, passed away on February 6, 2012, after a sudden illness.

She is predeceased by her husband, Johnny; and her parents, Fred and Helen Searles.

She is survived by her three children, Dana Netherland, and her husband, James, of Powhatan, Kenny Trail of Louisa and Stacy Boatwright, and her husband, John, of Goochland; six grandchildren, Adam and Katelyn Netherland, Treasure King, Kinley Trail, and Coleman and Allie Boatwright; and a brother, Robert Searles, of Richmond.

Edna was a longtime nurse for James River Correctional Center.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 9, at Fork Baptist Church. Interment will be in Spring Grove Memorial Park, Mineral.

Memorial donations, in her honor, can be made to the Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Dorothy M. Wesbey

Dorothy Marie Wesbey, 72, of Louisa, passed away with her husband by her side at her residence Friday, February 3, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Amanson and Mary D. Estes Sr. and is predeceased by her brothers Amanson Jr. and Melvin J. Estes; and her beloved son, Robert D. Wesbey Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Donald Wesbey Sr.; her daughters, Annette Breeden, and her husband, Guy Jr., of Louisa, Beverly Goodwin of Kents Store, Connie Mavis, of Florida; her brother, Richard Estes, and his wife, Tina, of Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Bobby, Jason, Sarah, Victor and Joshua; and her six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service, conducted by Pastor Charles and Vicki Undercoffer, was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7  at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial contributions, in her name, may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or   to 2012 National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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