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Obituaries July 3 publication

Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

James C. Boggs

James Chad Boggs, 33, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.

Chad loved cars and trucks, especially Fords, and was an avid Redskins and Bill Elliott fan. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family and friends, and most of all he loved his children.

Survivors include his children, Blake, Taylor and Austin Boggs; his parents, Jimmy and Vickie Boggs; his sister, Sarah Boggs; his brother, Justin Boggs, and his wife, Daniell; his nephew, Ethyn Boggs; very special aunts and uncles, Lillie and Stuart Doggett, Betty and Horace Gentry, Larry and Ann Boggs, and John and Cathy Boggs; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Waller and Betty Boggs and Raymond and Pauline Humphries.

A service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the funeral home chapel. Burial was in the Boggs Family Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made for the Boggs children, c/o James Boggs, 4420 Boggs Dr., Bumpass, VA 23024.

Arrangements were made by Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

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Dora A. Burdette

Dora Ann Anderson Burdette, 78, of Wolftown, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her daughters’ home.

Born February 17, 1936 in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late James Buck Henshaw and Willie Birckhead Henshaw and was the wife of the late Willie Lee Anderson and Melvin Burdette. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, James Henshaw, Bradley Henshaw, Leslie Henshaw, Joseph Henshaw and Johnny Henshaw; and a sister, Eulena Perry.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia and her husband, Ralph Campbell, Christine and her husband, Ronnie Talley, Rebecca and her husband, Wayne Parrish, Lisa Anderson and her friend, Douglas Crenshaw; a son, David and his wife, Kathryn Anderson; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Preddy Funeral Home, Madison.


Martha B. Chisholm

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Martha Belle Chisholm, 92, passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 30, 2014 at her home in Richmond.

She was predeceased many years by her husband, Raymond; her four Borden sisters and brother, Ben, of Bumpass.

Martha Belle was a bright, complicated, and generous spirited woman. She will be missed by her four children, Ray, Jim, Robert and Gail; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many friends.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at Elk Creek Baptist Church, Mineral. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name, as a former nurse and avid traveler, to Doctors Without Borders. Condolences can be sent to the Chisholm family via email at

Arrangements are being  made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Stewart R. Christmas 

God called home one of his strongest soldiers Stewart Randolph Christmas to his heavenly home on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Stewart was born at University of Virginia Medical Center on Nov. 15, 1951 to the late James Edward and Cora Louise Christmas. He was also proceeded in death by his brother, Jerry Lee Christmas, and sisters, Jeanette Bishop and Edna Waddy.

Stewart joined Foster Creek Baptist Church at an early age. He was also educated in the Louisa County School System. In 1971, Stewart married Nora Anderson and from this union two children were born.

Having to provide for a new wife and son, Stewart worked as truck driver with Barton and Boyd Trucking Co. of Louisa for over 25 years. He then was employed by A.G. Dillard for another five years until his retirement. To occupy his time, the highlights of Stewart’s days were in his mother’s footsteps. Like his mother, he attended the Betty Jean Queen Senior Center. He felt that would make her proud. Stewart enjoyed being around people, having a few laughs, the fun activities and of course, he got to flirt with the women. He was a man that always spoke from his heart and always expressed his love for his family and he made sure they knew it too. Stewart also enjoyed visiting other churches like First Bible Way of Louisa and New Life Community of Louisa.

Stewart leaves to cherish his loving memories one son, Kevin Antonio Christmas Sr. (Cheryl); one daughter, Lori Shantel Christmas (Shaun), all of Gordonsville; three grandsons Kevin Christmas Jr. of Charlottesville, Quintin Christmas, and Trey Christmas of Gordonsville; one great-grandson, Nivek Christmas; three sisters, Clara Aheart of Louisa, Rena Garland (Robert) of Gordonsville, and Flora Pace (Raymond) of Sandy Hook; two brothers, Elder Edward Christmas Jr., Elder Robert Christmas (Alice) all of Louisa; a devoted friend, Martha Adkins of Louisa; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at Galilee Baptist Church, Ferncliff. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Home, Inc., Louisa.

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Louise G. Donald

Louise G. Donald, 89, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Donald; a son, Alvin L. Grant Jr.; and six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her loving family, including her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Edward Hazelwood; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Grant; a sister, Dare Wright; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many other family members.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at Bethany Christian Church. Interment was in the Harris Family Cemetery, Bumpass.

Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home Mineral.

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Robert D. Harlow

Robert D. Harlow, 77, of Bumpass, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014.

He is survived by his brother, Earl; his sons, Raymond (Teresa), Edward (Angela), Keith (Jennifer), Brian (Michele); and his grandchildren, Tyler, Kylie, Quentin, Nathan, Nicole, Elizabeth, Aleck and Joshua.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

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

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Ella M. Morris

Ella Modene Morris, 87, of Mineral, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Morris was born February 17, 1927 in Carrollton, Mississippi, daughter of the late Ira and Laurice Carpenter.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Compton of Atlanta, Georgia, and Lora Cox of Bumpass; her sons, Duane Morris of Goochland and Kenny Morris of Mineral; one sister, Hazel Berdanis of Marietta, Georgia; one brother, James Carpenter of Greenwood, Mississippi; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was a retired Louisa County School employee and attended Central Virginia Assembly of God Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered for her kindness toward all people, whether they were family or not. She was always willing to share her wisdom and life experience to enable people to better their own life. Her voice, smile, guidance and kind heart will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Hubert Hart, Pastor Joel Harris and Pastor Bernie Newcomb at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 at Dogwood Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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David S. Sutton 

Mr. David Stuart Sutton, 45, of Louisa, and lovingly known to his family and friends as “Dave,” departed this life on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital, Richmond.

Mr. Sutton was born on Dec. 8, 1968 in Washington, D.C. to the late Samuel Jeremiah Sutton Jr. and Rosemarie VanFossen Sutton of Staunton.

Mr. Sutton was educated in the public school system of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. David graduated from Brooklyn Park High School in Brooklyn Park, Maryland in 1987.

Mr. Sutton served our country by joining the United States Navy and performed with the Navy’s Country Current Band for six years. He owned his own carpentry business, Sutton and Son, and loved to play country music. Versed in many musical instruments, he was a master of the pedal steel guitar and studied under the tutelage of Buddy Charlton of the Earnest Tubb band. He was currently performing with the Borderline Band from Charlottesville. David was a practicing Christian.

His death is preceded by the passing of his father, Samuel Jeremiah Sutton Jr., of Staunton.

He is survived by his mother, Rosemarie VanFossen Sutton of Palmyra; his wife, Melissa L. Sutton of Louisa; the mother of his children, Melissa M. Sutton of Staunton; his children, Amanda, Randy and Rebecca Sutton; two grandchildren, Sebastian and Zephyr Carter Sutton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his siblings, Susan Sutton Newton of Virginia, Scott Sutton of California, Michael Sutton of Tennessee, and Beth Augustin of Maryland.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Dan Darrikhuma and Pastor Tom Frost of Cunningham Methodist Church, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David Sutton Memorial Fund, c/o University of Virginia Credit Union.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.