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Obituaries July 24 publication

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted Monday, July 28

Warren D. Powell Sr.

Warren Daniel (Pete) Powell Sr., 84, of Port Orange, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2014.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 60 years, Jeannette (Nettie) Norton Powell; his son, Daniel Powell and his wife, Claire; his daughters, Gwen Megginson Pugh and her husband, Tilton, and Jane McMahon and her husband, Jim; his three sisters, Lucille Gammon, Shirley Hughson and Lois Powell; one brother, Carol Powell; five grandchildren, Brian and Lee Powell, Amy and Tanner McMahon and Shannon McMahon Kearney and her husband, Dave; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Devon Kearney; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pete was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Louisa to the late Lester and Elizabeth Powell. He is also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Butch Megginson; his sister, Katherine Carter and her husband, Richard; his brothers-in-law, Jackie Hughson, Newton Gammon, Dale Knight, Paul Jacoby, Raymond Norton, Howard (Bubby) Norton and his wife, Frances (Doll); and a sister-in-law, Hazle Jacoby.

He was a member of Birst Baptist Church of South Daytona and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean conflict. Pete was an avid baseball player, coach and fan his whole life. He worked with his father in the local barber shop in Louisa and spent three years working for the highway department. He retired after many years of working as a surveyor for R.O. Snow and Associates of Charlottesville and W.O. Grubb out of Richmond. His hobbies included rabbit hunting, fishing, traveling, hiking, gardening, NASCAR racing, horseshoes, bowling, playing pool and spending time with family.

He always had a smile on his face, worked hard, gave good, sound advice, supported you in whatever you were doing, never said “no” to a day of fishing no matter how tired he was, and never knew a stranger he couldn’t call a friend.

A celebration of life memorial service, conducted by Pastor Ted Williams of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Gordonsville.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Halifax Health Hospice Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129, or to Alzheimer’s Association Nation Office, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Richard E. Wright 

Richard Eugene Wright, 66, formerly of Louisa, passed away on July 19, 2014.

Richard was born in Bristol, Virginia on Sept. 15, 1947.

Richard is survived by his children, Dianna Taylor of Mineral, Donna Wright-Butler of Louisa, Michael Wright of Louisa, and Dana Wright of Coral Springs, Florida; his grandchildren, Brandith Collins, Shauna Taylor, Triston Taylor, Joshua Stewardson, Kevin Stewardson, Tiffany Lamb, Jessica Wright-Butler and Justice Wright; his great-grandchildren, Chloe Taylor and Aubree Powers; his brothers, Bobby Lee Wright, Wayne Franklin Wright, Charles William (Billy) Wright and Tracy (Sunny) Dancy; his sisters, Betty Sue Wilson, Vickie Jean Honaker and Cheryl Anne Austin; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Mae Davis; his father, William Wright; his brothers, Joseph Solomon Wright and Billy Wright Jr.; and infant twin sisters.

There will be a small family gathering in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


David T. Greene 

David Thomas Greene, 71, of Bumpass, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.

He was the son of the late Arthur and Emma Greene.

David is survived by his wife, Dixie Ann Greene; his daughter, Dawn Greene Mason (Dean); his son, David Joseph Greene; his grandchildren, Joseph Saunders, Ashton Greene, Raeneisha Mason and Brittany Elkins; two brothers, John Greene (Faye) of Courtland and Russell Greene (Lynn) of Bumpass; four sisters, Lois G. Faulconer (Tommy) of Charlottesville, Joyce G. Dunivan of Montpelier, Doris G. Tuttle (Edward) of Bumpass and Carolyn Snelson of Bumpass.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at Little River Baptist Church, Bumpass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 28 at the church.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

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Elwood P. Sprouse Jr. 

Mr. Elwood Preston Sprouse Jr., lovingly known to family and friends as “Moonie,” departed this life for his heavenly home on July 23, 2014 at his residence.

He was the son of the late Barbara Mae and Elwood P. Sprouse Sr., and son-in-law to the late Almon F. Hunt (Pete).

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Matilda F. (Tilly) Sprouse; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth W. (Betty) Hunt; two sisters, Angela J. (Annie) Snow and her husband, Mike, of Orange, Pamela J. Talley and her companion, David (Petey) Pelletier of Louisa; six children, Justin S. Sprouse, Jonathan M. Sprouse, Nick R. Sprouse, Jeremy P. Sprouse, Allison M. Sprouse and Brittany N. Horton, all of Louisa; three grandchildren, Timmy-Lee and Emma-Fay Horton of Louisa and Taylor L. Carroll of Partlow; a large number of brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends and his basset hound, “Freckles.”

Moonie loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved the outdoors and nature. He was a painter for many years and lived in Louisa all his life. A member of Forest Hill Church, his favorite scripture passage was Ecclesiastes 3:1-22.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at Forest Hill Baptist Church.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home.


Posted Thursday, July 24

William N. Penington

William Neal “Bill” Penington, 67, of Louisa, passed away on Monday July 21, 2014 at his residence.

Born June 4, 1947 in Louisa, he was a son of the late Edward M. Penington Jr. and Louise Neale Penington.

Bill retired December 5, 2013 after 30 years of service as a truck driver with Virginia Oil Company. He was an active member of South Plains Presbyterian Church in Keswick. He never met a stranger who wasn’t his friend after talking with him.

Mr. Penington is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Faris Penington of Louisa; two sisters, Sara Anne Bowles and her husband, Steve, of Atlanta, Georgia, and their children, Carey and Tina, and Mary Lou Burnett and her husband, William, of Kansas City, Kansas, and their children, Leslie and Kenneth; his brothers-in-law, Wilbourn G. Faris and his wife, Mary, of Richmond and their daughter, Kathy, Roscoe G. Faris of Charlottesville and his children, Donald Faris, Drena Faris and Heather F. Clark.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Kevin Channell, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Gordonsville. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa County Department of EMS and Fire, P.O. Box 160, Louisa, VA 23093, or to South Plains Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, Keswick, VA 22947.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Lauren M. Watts

Lauren Michele Watts, 25, of Mineral, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her residence.

She attended Mineral Baptist Church and was a theater and arts major at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the first Louisa Idol winner.

Lauren is survived by her parents, Dorman and Susan Watts; a daughter, Jaiden Kinsley Wood; a brother, Ronald D. Watts; her aunt and uncle, Pam and Kyle D. Watts Jr., of North Carolina; her grandmother, Ethel Garren of North Carolina; her grandfather, Ronald Seaman of Covington; her aunt and uncle, Linda and Vic Marquez of North Carolina; and numerous first and second cousins.

A memorial service,  conducted by Jim Stone, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25 at Mineral Baptist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Bank of America for Jaiden Kinsley Wood, c/o Susan Watts.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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