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Obituaries Jan. 10 publication

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Charles Beresford

Charles “Chuck” Beresford, 87, of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

The son of conservationist Victor C. Beresford and Norma (Smith) Beresford, Charles was born in Highland Park, Michigan, on August 25, 1925.  He spent his childhood in Grosse Pointe, Michigan before enlisting as a private in the US Army, September 1943. During World War II, as a combat infantryman in the 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, Third Army,  Charles saw action in the Ardennes-Alsace, the Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star.  In 1948, while stationed at Fort Lee, he was joined in marriage to Cadet Nurse Aideen Broach at Enfield Baptist Church in Enfield, North Carolina and was appointed to Officer’s Candidate School.  Commissioned 1st Lt. in 1956, he achieved the rank of major before retiring in 1966. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in the U.S. Army Photographic Agency and was the recipient of the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), the Vietnam Service Medal and the European American Middle Eastern Commendation among others. In 1967, Charles brought his extensive multimedia expertise to the Pentagon, where he served for the next 22 years in civil service, receiving the Department of the Army’s Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service in recognition of his leadership. A true pioneer in military visual information, he retired from the Office of the Secretary of the Army as the senior information management specialist responsible for the formulation of audio-visual policy, program objectives and priorities Army-wide, and as the Army representative advising the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs on all department of defense audiovisual matters. Charles was a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the International Combat Camera Association.

An avid lifelong photographer, boater and fisherman, he enjoyed his retirement at his home overlooking the waters of Lake Louisa in their pursuit. He continued to serve his community on the boards of the Blue Ridge Property Owners Association and JAUNT and never wavered in his support of our armed forces worldwide. Chuck will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Aideen Broach Beresford of Louisa;  a son, Victor Charles Beresford II and his fiancé, Laurel, of Front Royal; and a grandson, Christopher Charles Beresford and his wife, Carol, of Fairfax.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathleen Ferris; and two beloved sons, Scott Winstead Beresford and John Christopher Beresford.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church.  Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery where Major Charles Beresford, U.S. Army retired, will be laid to rest with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), 200 Stovall Street, Suite 7N57, Alexandria, VA 22332-5000. Contact  for further information.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Dorothy L. Bowles

Dorothy Lloyd Bowles, 91, died on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at her home in Richmond. Dot had lived most of her 91 years in Louisa County and was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Gerald and Michael; and a daughter, Joan; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Kingdom Hall, Mineral. Interment will be private.

Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Helen M. Doane 

Helen Gertrude Marable Doane passed away December 22, 2012 at Hospice of Virginia, Retreat Hospital, Richmond.

Helen, born May 10, 1927, was the youngest of three children of Walter James Marable and Rhodessa Heckman St.Clair Marable.

Helen hurriedly married the love of her life, George Robert Doane, on Jan. 9, 1943 at the Courthouse in South Mills, North Carolina, before George departed with the Third Marine Division to capture Iwo Jima, Japan. George preceded Helen in death on Dec. 31, 1989.

She is survived by their two children, Jacquelyn Carol Doane Scott and her husband, Kenneth P. Jr., and George Robert Doane Jr. and his wife, Sherry B.; five grandchildren, Kenneth Pleasant Scott III and his wife, Natalie S., Hunter Carrington Scott and his wife, Elizabeth J., Brantley Blair Scott, George Holland Scott and Ella Grace Doane; and one great-grandchild, Jacquelyn James Scott, daughter of Hunter and Elizabeth Scott.

Helen began her banking career with First & Merchants Bank in Richmond and remained with the same bank through many name changes until she retired as vice president of Sovran Bank Willow Lawn Branch in 1989. Sovran Bank today is know as Bank of America. George and Helen moved from Richmond to Louisa in 1974 and were active at St. James Episcopal Church for many years. Helen considered her time with the St. James Episcopal Church Quilting Guild some of her most enjoyable and satisfying. She also enjoyed family beach trips and time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was a guiding example for all and the grandchildren enjoyed listening and learning from her lessons of life.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at St. James Episcopal Church, Louisa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1216, Louisa, VA 23093.


James M. Groome

James “Jimmy” Milton Groome Sr., 71, of Chesterfield, born October 31, 1941 in Louisa, went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Sally; and two brothers, Sonny and Randy.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christine “Sissy;” his son, James Groome Jr.; two daughters, Penny Sparkman and Melissa “Missy” Groome; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Best, Louise Groome and Sheila Palmateer; one brother, Harold Groome; special niece, Angie; and nephew, Jessie; and a lot of family and friends who loved and will miss him.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. James retired from Richmond Forestry after 35 years. He then worked for another 15 years for Chesterfield County where he worked with a lot of great people. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Funeral services were held, at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was in the church cemetery.


David W. Jackson II

David W. Jackson II, 33, died suddenly on January 1, 2013, at his home in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

He is formerly of Mineral.

He is the beloved husband of Bernadette (nee Profeta); devoted father of David W. Jackson III, Mia Rose Jackson and Brynn Elizabeth Jackson; loving son of David and Norma (nee Perkinson) Jackson Sr.; grandson of Sue Perkinson; dear brother of Stephanie Gits (Clayton).

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Kirk O’Cliff Presbyterian Church, 16420 Monrovia Rd., Mineral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Children’s Fund, c/o Bernadette Jackson, 22 Lexington Park Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 08081.


Ruth E. Jones

Ruth Edna Jones, 86, of Louisa, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 31, 1926 in Louisa County and was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Mary Gammon. She was also married to the late Henry Franklin Jones and three brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Gilboa Christian Church in Louisa County.

Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Margaret Lee Blair and her husband, Clint, of Lebanon, Tennessee; one son, Alvin Junior Jones and his wife, Frances, of Mineral; one sister, Adele Baldwin and her husband, Ed, of Rome, Georgia; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Deane Smith and James Allen Smith both of Lebanon, Georgia , Alvin David Jones and Ted Franklin Jones, both of Louisa; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Riggins, was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Kathy B. Lambert

Kathy Brodie Lambert, 46, passed away January 7, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 28, 1966 in Cumberland, Maryland, she grew up in Lonaconing and later Annapolis, Maryland.

After graduating from Easton High School, she moved to Lake Anna where she established herself as an award-winning real estate developer, agent and broker.  In 2007, Kathy was a founding partner of Lake Anna Island Realty.

She shared her zest for life, passion for all things Lake Anna and her love of the Outer Banks, North Carolina with her beloved husband, Bobby, and dog, Jaxson. She is also survived by a step daughter, Ashleigh Lauren Lambert of Dallas, Texas; loving parents, Leah Jean Cook Brodie and John “Jack” Edward Brodie and his wife, Nancy; loving sister, Bonnie Jean Langford; nieces, Amy Beth Brown and her husband, Justin, Julie Nicole Langford and her fiancé, Rob Howden; and great-nephew, Jeremiah Jack, all of Eastern Shore, Maryland; Bobby’s parents, Bob and Shirley Lambert of the Outer Banks, North Carolina; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Larry Laverty and their sons, Andrew and Jacob of Haymarket; and her entire extended Lake Anna family.

Notification of Kathy’s Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to University of Virginia Medical Center, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Ernest L. Morin  

Ernest Lawrence Morin, 75, of Stafford, formerly of Spotsylvania County, died on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Stafford.

Born June 1, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Alexander E. Morin and Isabell Fournier Morin.  He was also predeceased by his wife, Lillie Mae Morin.

Mr. Morin was a retired boiler maker with  Dominion Power and a retired Navy veteran.

Mr. Morin is survived by his significant other, Ellen Mathews of Stafford; a step son, Charles Morgan Jr. of Spotsylvania County; 56 step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Barry of Port St. Joe, Florida, Agnes Wlock and her husband, Ronald, of Bay City, Michigan, and Helen Irish and her husband, Larry, of Covington, Georgia.

Funeral services, conducted by father Terry Staples, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Interment will follow in Graham cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, of Orange.


Peggy C. Ryan

Peggy Clough Ryan, 79, of Mineral, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late John Robert “Bobby” Sr. and Joyce Nicholas Clough; and the widow of Harry Michael Ryan.

Information for memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Nina S. W. Sillex

Nina Snow Wash Sillex, born June 16, 1922, died January 2, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Sillex.

She is survived by her five children, Nina Hodges (John), Joyce Portlock, Walter Harris (Audrey), Shirley DeVall (Michael) Tibby Moorehead (Pete); her sister, Helen Parrish; her brother, Henry “Med” Wash; her fifteen grandchildren, David, Jeff, Gary, Mark, Victor, April, Glenn, Brian, Joyce Ann, Lavetta, Butch, Sonny, Wendy, Earl, and Tobie; twenty-seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, numerous loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Juanita G. Wilson

Juanita Gonzalez Wilson, 86, of Bumpass, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Billy James Wilson; three sons, Ben T. Wilson, Frank D. Wilson and Dr. James C. Wilson; two daughters, Katherine W. Thomas and Wendy Wilson McCord; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral, where a funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Stacy Crim at 7 p.m.

A private interment will be held in Quantico National Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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