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Obituaries Nov. 22 publication

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

Athleen W. Bailey

Athleen Dane Wright Bailey, formerly of Louisa, departed this earthly life on November 14, 2012.

She was born July 31, 1923 to Henry Dennis Young Wright and Hallie Lee Burgess Wright (Nanaw). Athleen was a long time member of Louisa United Methodist Church in which she was in the choir, held the office of treasurer and taught Sunday school  for several years.  She also retired from Bank of America, Louisa.

Athleen was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Kermit Hayes Bailey, who was a World War II veteran; her brother, Harold Burgess Wright; her loving daughter, Randy Lane Bailey Buckley; and loving son, Kermit Hayes Bailey Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Lillian Ellen Wright Flitton of Virginia Beach;her loving son, Jerry Craig Bailey and daughter-in-law, Della, of Bradenton Florida; her sister-in-law, Mary Wright (Burgess Wright) of Louisa; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 24 at the home of her sister-in-law, Mary Wright, at 542 Wonder Nut Farms Rd., Louisa. The service will be conducted by Associate Pastor Kathleen Wright,  Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene, Charlottesville.  A private family gathering will be at the grave site of her parents and son at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church.


Hubert Brewer

Hubert Brewer, 60, of Mineral, passed away Friday November 16, 2012.

Born in North Carolina to Wilbert and Clyde, he married his dedicated wife, Deborah, in 1973 and moved to Goochland to continue his career in road construction before moving to Louisa County in 1976.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his much-loved daughter Rebecca and her husband, Dustin Lowe–the son he always wanted–and three granddaughters, Kaylee (Butterbean), Avery and Emersyn, who loved him as much as he loved them.  He is also survived by a sister, Mary Miller; a brother, Billy Brewer; his in-laws, Dorothy Briley, Steve and Betty Briley, and Michael Briley, and many other relatives and friends, including his “adoptive” family the Matteras.

His special talent for roasting pigs and chicken and the sauce only he seemed able to make just right will be missed.

Graveside services, conducted by Dave Whitlock were held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hume-Lee Transplant Center, VCU Hospital, The Gateway Bldg., 1200 E Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23298 in honor of Dr. M. Shadab Siddiqui.


Annabell G. Farrish

Annabell Marie Griffin Farrish, 77, of Palmyra, died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at her home.

She was born on July 18, 1935 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Cecil Enic and Emma Lucille (Simmons) Griffin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Stump; a step-daughter, Wanda Mathais; and number of brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Farrish enjoyed her family, gardening, flowers and birds.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis Edward Farrish; her children, Pamela Plumb, Ricky Allen and Vicki Richardson, all of Palmyra; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, her step-children, Judy Nelson of Palmyra, Karen Major of Arizona and Michele Olmi of Mississippi, Wayne Allen of Fork Union and Linda Allen of Pennsylvania, 10 step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home by Pastor Charles Undercoffer, Burial followed at Holly Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Open Door Church, P.O. Box 970, Troy, VA 22974; The Emily Couric Cancer Center, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway #300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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Leroy Timberlake

Leroy Timberlake, 79, entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Leroy was born on June 16, 1933 in Louisa County to the late Wesley and Amanda Timberlake. He was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Bland, in 2007.

Leroy was known to his family and friends as, “Lee-Lee,” “Papa,” “Poopie,” “Deac” and “Reverend Leroy.” He was dedicated to all of them and his church family.

In his younger years, Leroy was self-employed with his father in the logging business. In 1980, he became employed with Dominion Power, where he worked until his retirement in 1998. Leroy, having been employed all of his life, decided to return to work and obtain employment with the Louisa County Transportation Department transporting special needs children to and from school.

Leroy joined and was baptized at County Line Baptist Church at an early age. He was a faithful member and sang with the men’s chorus, chairman of the deacon board, member of the usher board, missionary and Sunday school and served as a deacon for 40 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and faithful wife of 61 years, Josephine; his daughters, Mary Timberlake of Charlottesville, Judy Jefferson (Maurice) of Mitchellville, Maryland, and Matilda “Tillie” Beauford (Roland) of Palmyra; four grandchildren, Ramar Vaughan Sr. (Diana), Adrienne Beauford, Martell Jefferson and Amanda Beauford; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Beauford and Ramar Vaughan Jr.; one sister, Adele Quarles; one brother, Lonnie Dickerson (Annette); four sisters-in-law, Martha Brice, Emma Washington (James), Jean Trice and Irene Morris; three aunts, Mary Scott, Malinda Bruce (Tom), and Fannie Timberlake; a devoted and dedicated friend, Warren Price; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Leroy was a devoted Christian who loved reading his bible and sharing God’s word with others. His favorite song was, “There is a Bright Side Somewhere.”

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Walter H. Jones Sr., were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at County Line Baptist Church, Kents Store. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa.

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Mary S. Vogt

Mary S. Vogt, 85, of Louisa, passed away, Friday, November 16, 2012, at University of Virginia Transitional Care in Charlottesville.

She was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church and is the widow of both Marshall Wade Wilson I and Wilbur Wilson Vogt.

Survivors include her sons, Marshall Wade Wilson II of Louisa and Larry Wayne Wilson and his wife, Madeline, of Richmond; a daughter, Alice R. Crothers and her husband, Ronald, of Powhatan;  her brothers, Alvin Shumake of Richmond, Manuel Shumake of Fredericksburg and Charles Shumake of Bumpass; a sister, Esther Gentry of Louisa; her grandchildren Keith and Brian Wilson, John and Adam Crothers; and one great-grandchild, Sophia Wilson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa. Her family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the funeral home.

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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