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Obituaries for March 7 publication

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Sara P. Harris

Sara P. Harris, 82, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

Sara was born on April 27, 1930 in Fluvanna County to the late Cecil J. and Mary Talley Perkins. She will be remembered for her talents in the arts. She majored in music at Madison College, now James Madison University, and played violin in the college orchestra. After she married Fred in 1958, she served as organist for the Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church for many years and later sang alto in the choir. Through the years she served the church in many capacities and was among the first women to be elected as a ruling elder at the Kirk.

At the age of 40, Sara discovered that she had a talent for drawing and painting. Old buildings, such as mills and tobacco barns and snow scenes were her favorite subjects. She crafted many of the frames for her pictures with a miter saw and was especially proud of the frames she made from old tobacco sticks. She enjoyed getting together with her artist friends every week.

Sara loved her family and extended family very much. She was endlessly supportive of her children’s endeavors. She was a tender nurse when they were sick and spent countless hours on the road to Richmond taking them to many doctor’s appointments so that they received the best care available. Her faithful encouragement helped lead them to the fulfilling lives they enjoy now.

Survivors include her son, Charles Frederick Harris of Spotsylvania; her daughter, Mary Lee Harris Todd (John) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; her granddaughter, Laura Mary Todd of Greensboro, North Carolina; her brothers-in-law, S. Dick Harris (Shirley) of Mineral and John D. Hill of Mechanicsville; her sister-in-law, Pauline Harris of Spotsylvania; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8 at Kirk O’ Cliff Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donn Langfitt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

There will be a reception in the church fellowship hall following the burial.

Memorials contributions may be made in her name to Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville Municipal Band at 1119th St. SW, Centreville, VA 22902, or the Orange Community Chorus and Band, c/o Carol Merlo, 157 Wrights Ln., Radiant, VA 22732.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Everett W. Poindexter

Everett Wills Poindexter, 72 departed this life on Friday, March 1, 2013 at his home in Kents Store.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Ellen E. Poindexter; and his sister, Betty Hopkins.

He is survived by his five siblings, Irma Adams and her husband, Alvin, Ralph Poindexter and his wife, Marian, of Ashland, James E. Poindexter and his wife, Clara, of Windsor, Pennsylvania, Roy Poindexter and his wife, Ann, Stuart Poindexter and his special friend, Nancy, Linda Seay and her husband, Donald; as well as one brother-in-law, David Hopkins, all of Kents Store.  He is also survived by a very special person, Wanda Powell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at Sheridan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were Ronnie and Mike Poindexter, Dennis and Jerry Adams, Steve Seay, Hugh Richardson, Billy Rogers and Dallas Barker.

Memorial donations may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Faye Stewart, 1124 Holland Creek Road, Louisa, VA 23093.

Arrangements are being made by Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store.


Mary J. Tarry 

Mary Jane Tarry, 66, of Louisa since 1972, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, was called home by our Lord and Savior on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Louisa Health Center and Rehab.

She was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina on Feb. 16, 1947.  She left all those in her path with a smile on their face and a heart filled with love.  Mary Jane was known for her sense of humor and contagious laugh.  Retired from Bluegreen Resorts, she was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening and adored music.  She was often found playing the guitar or the piano, and entertaining anyone around by singing a tune.  Above all, she was most proud of her children and grandchildren, and taught us all to cherish moments with family.  Mary Jane was a gift to those blessed to know her, as she brought laughter, music and light into this world.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Olin Nunn.

She leaves behind her mother, Ziney Alzry Nunn; three sons, Charles Davis III and his wife, Jeanette, of Elkton, Maryland, Jason Davis and his fiancée, Jennifer, of Mineral, Joe Tarry Jr. and his wife, Ashley, of Bumpass; two daughters, Michelle Floody and her husband, Jody, and Pamela Davis, both of Mineral; six brothers, Kelly Nunn and his wife, Becky, R.D. Nunn and his wife, Brenda, Alden Nunn and Arnold Nunn, all of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Saford Nunn and his wife, Pat, of Hillsville, and Elvin Nunn and his wife, Sharon, of Bristol; three sisters, Rhonda Pruitt and her husband, Willie, of Eden, Vanise Bowman and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and Shirley George and her husband, Robert, of Stuart; and 16 grandchildren, Charles Davis IV, Meagan Yuksel, Amanda Davis, Jonathan Sprouse, Nicholas Sprouse, Jeremy Sprouse, Allison Sprouse, Matthew Floody, Jarrett Floody, Samantha Clements, Angel Clements, Krista Davis, Jason Davis Jr., Amber Clements, Alexis Clements, and Joe Thomas Tarry III; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

A service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Woodward Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Pallbearers included Jonathan Sprouse, Nicholas Sprouse, Jeremy Sprouse, Jason Davis Jr., Kevin Nunn and Kenny Marshall.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Myra M. Vincent 

Myra Miller Vincent, 95, died Saturday morning, secure in her love for God.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton Vincent, a retired City of Richmond Police Department lieutenant and magistrate; and her daughter, Lisa Vincent Knick.

Myra was born in Petersburg on October 4, 1917, the oldest of four children. She and Clinton married in 1936 and lived near Forest Hills Park for many years.  Myra retired as a bookkeeper at Dibert Valve and Fitting. The Vincents were long-term members of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  After moving to Lake Anna in 2010, she met new friends in Christ at Elk Creek Baptist Church.

Myra leaves many loved ones behind to celebrate her life including her son, Clinton Vincent Jr. and his wife, Kate Killham; two adoring grandchildren, Alison Knick and Jared Vincent; and one great-granddaughter, Shayla Knick.

A funeral service was held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at Bliley Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial was in Maury Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 3801 Beulah Road, Richmond, 23237, or Elk Creek Baptist Church, 5916 Kentucky Springs Rd., Mineral, 23117.

Arrangements were made by Bliley Funeral Home, Richmond.