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Obituaries July 2 publication

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Evelyn O. Barrett

Evelyn O. Barrett, 75, of Stephens City, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at her home.

Survivors include her sons, Brian Barrett and David Barrett; her daughters, Erlina Barrett, Michelle Smith and Babette Barrett; her sisters, Judith Bernard, Jeanette Odum and Frances Jarrett; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Barrett; her parents, Henry Lee Odum and Sally Hardy Crittendon; her son, Billy Ray Barrett; and her sisters, Phyllis Burke and Elizabeth Snead.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at Woodward Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 3 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Dorothy C. Dodson

Dorothy “Dot” Charlotte Dodson, 91, of Louisa, Virginia, was born on Nov. 4, 1923 in Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania, She passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at The Hospice House of the Piedmont, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Her parents were Leonard G. Jansen and Edith Gustafson Hanson of Mt. Jewett. After leaving Mt. Jewett, she lived in Washington, D.C. before moving to Louisa County in 1954. She was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and a former owner of Chunky’s Dairy Dip, Louisa, where she hired many high school teenagers. She also worked for Louisa Manufacturing.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Dodson; five brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Leonard Dodson (Carol) of Louisa, David Paul Dodson (Susan) of Charlottesville, and Kenneth Michael Dodson (Roxie) of Winchester, Virginia; her daughters, Charlotte Ann Goodwin (Henry) of Kents Store, Donna Marie Davis (Wayne) of Mineral and Penney Lynn Dodson of Charlottesville, Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Virginia. About 90 people attended the service which included some of her nieces Francis Staciokas, Ogden, Utah; Nina-Jean Nogar, Hazel Hurst, Pennsylvania; La Rue Smith, Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania; and Delores McDaniel (Jimmy) of Orange, Virginia. Afterwards, a reception was held at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, Kents Store, Virginia. A private family burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery on July 2, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1248, Louisa, VA 23093, or Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 55 Kents Store, VA 23084.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Online condolences  may be offered to the family at

Bernadette Z. Michel

Bernadette Zammit Michel, 75, of Mineral, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born February 11, 1940 to the late Salvatore and Genevieve Zammit.

Bernadette worked for the Sylvania Company as an administrative assistant and after 30 years of faithful service, she retired as the office manager. She was heavily involved in her church assisting in serving of gifts during Masses and faithfully participating in the Friday fish fries during the weeks of Lent.

She was also an active member of the Belmont Club of Women and was a person that brightened the smiles of those she encountered daily.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Robert Michel; three stepsons; three daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; four sisters; and four brothers-in-law.

A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1937 Davis Highway, Mineral.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bernadette Michel to the St. Jude Catholic Church new building fund, P.O. Box 40, Mineral, VA 23117.

An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at

Arrangements are being made by Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper.

Thomas L. Simpson Jr.

Thomas Lupton Simpson Jr., of Mineral, Virginia, passed away at Martha Jefferson Hospital on June 23, 2015.

Tom was born January 14, 1935 in Madison Heights, Virginia and was the son of the late Rev. Thomas Lupton Simpson Sr. and Laurabelle Jackson Simpson. He graduated from Pamplin High School and attended Randolph Macon College for two years before serving in the Army in Korea from 1955-57. He married Dorie Luck in 1957 and graduated from Lynchburg College in 1959. Tom worked for many years in business, and was a partner at Duke Oil Company in Mineral.

Tom was a self-sufficient man who inspired confidence in others. In his younger days, he was an avid tennis player, ran his own business, helped build his home in Mineral, and renovated several others. He also enjoyed gardening and photography, and continued to enjoy reading in his later years.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Dorie; his son, Thomas Gregory Simpson and his wife, Elaine, of Brooklyn, New York; his daughter, Lesilee Simpson Rose and her husband, Alan, of Davis, California; his three grandchildren, Thomas Gregory Simpson Jr., Grant Edward Rose and Ella Louise Rose; and many other family members and friends.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mineral Rescue Squad.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

James D. Smith 

On Friday, June 26, 2015, our dad and friend, “Popsi,” looked at the ceiling in a room at Martha Jefferson Hospital, whispered “My Lord,” and went home to be with Mama and others who were waiting.

James Danny Smith, 82, was born April 5, 1933 in Nelson County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene; a daughter, Robin; his parents, Mabel and Granville Smith; and his brother, J. R. Smith. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Robert Todd Jr. and Nickie Smith; and one great-grandchild, Cierra Witcher.

He is survived by his children, Rita M. Smith of Charlottesville, J.D. and Theresa Smith of Nelson, Rhumhey “Cookie” Todd of Bremo Bluff, Carle Smith and his good friend, Brenda Warren of Shipman, and Tammie and John Roberts of Mineral; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a very special friend, Helen Mundie; two sisters, Mabel Powell and Carol Beasley; and a brother, George “Tucker” Smith; three sisters-in-law, Mittie Mott, Harriet Smith and Evelyn Sipe; numerous nieces and nephews; and by his beloved church family at Rivanna Baptist where he was a long-time member; and his many buddies at Woods Edge Apartments.

Dad served in both the Marines and Army active duty in Korea, where he was wounded at a battle on Pork Chop Hill and was a member of the local Veteran of Foreign Wars. He drove bread trucks for many years for Southern and Noldes Breads.

Pop was a true people person. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and make a friend. He retired from Farmington Country Club, a job he loved, to care for Mama in the last two years of her life.  We will miss this wonderful man more than words can say. We’ll love you always Daddy and Popsi.

At his request, he will be cremated and his ashes interred at Riverview Cemetery. There will be no family night, but he will have a graveside service conducted by his pastor and good friend Larry Wingfield at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015.

Arrangements are being made by Hill and Wood Funeral Home, Charlottesville.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dailey R. Wagner

Dailey Richard Wagner, 84, of Montpelier, Virginia, died Sunday, June 28, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, B. Dorothy Wagner; six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Dailey was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 in the Dehner Family Cemetery, Montpelier, Virginia.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

Online condolences may be made to the family at