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Obituaries July 18 publication

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Dora A. Burdette

Dora Ann Anderson Burdette, 78, of Wolftown, formerly of Louisa, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15405 Cross County Rd., Mineral.


Barbara Emberton

Barbara Emberton went to be with the Lord peacefully at home on July 15, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.

She was a member of Mine Road Baptist Church and teacher of the women’s Sunday school for many years. She volunteered her services to Goshen Baptist Association and RuraLove.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie Lumpkin and Albert Kober; one brother, John Kober Sr.; one grandson, William Hawley; and a daughter-in-law, Rose Hawley.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Willie Emberton; two sons, Walter Hawley (Jerry) and Kenny Hawley; one step-daughter, Amy Emberton; two step-sons, Willie Emberton Jr. and Jeremy Emberton; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Robert V. Kober; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 19 at Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral, followed by a memorial service, conducted by the Rev. James Eure, at 11 a.m. at Mine Road Baptist Church, Spotsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Baptist Association, 587 Mica Road, Mineral, VA, 23117.

Arrangements are be ing made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Rudolph M. Wilkerson

Rudolph “Rudy” Mason Wilkerson, 77, of Zion Crossroads, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Born June 19, 1937 in Charlottesville, he was a son of the late Vernon Lee Wilkerson Sr. and Birdie Morrison Wilkerson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Norman Wilkerson.

Rudy, as he was known to friends and family, was retired from the University of Virginia Hospital.  He was a quiet soul with a delightful sense of humor.  He was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan, NASCAR enthusiast (Jeff Gordon), and loved UVA sports.  He loved old western movies, bowling and was a regular member of the Gordonsville Tastee Freeze Breakfast Club where he enjoyed time with special friends.  Rudy also loved country music and was known for his skills on the dance floor.

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his wife, Doris Spriggs Wilkerson; three daughters, Debra Wilkerson of Nelson County, Tammy Spriggs Rogers and her husband, Walter Rogers Jr., of Gordonsville, Deborah Spriggs Stokes and her husband, Tallie, of Louisa; her brothers, Vernon Wilkerson and his wife, Rose, of Ormond Beach, Florida, Floyd Wilkerson of Ruckersville; her sisters, Betty Ragland of Virginia Beach, Ruby Cronk and her husband, John, of Cismont, and Marie Wilkerson of Charlottesville; her grandchildren, James Turner Jr., Jacob Turner, Jennifer Rogers Barnes, Jason Rogers and Ryan Stokes; and three great-grandchildren, and his special orange tabby, Tigger.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Gabriel Turner, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at Preddy Funeral Home,  Gordonsville. Internment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge PACE, 1335 Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA  22901.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.