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Obituaries Oct. 10 publication

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Betty L. Ball 

Betty Lou Ball, 71, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Roanoke.

Betty was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska. Betty resided with her husband, Sam, in their Louisa County home. After retiring as a retail sales manager, she loved to garden, bird and squirrel watch and raise her many animals including her beloved Pomeranian, Katie, and many laying hens that provided the local community with fresh eggs.

She always considered her furry friends to be a gift from God and would adopt any stray that needed a meal or place to call home.  Betty loved to fish, cook and preserve fresh fruit and vegetables from her own garden and local farms. She was an avid reader who loved to share her stories. Her love of motorcycles led her and Sam on many adventures around the East Coast. Betty was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and cherished friend.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Rex Horton Sr.; her parents, Anthony and Faye Markesi, of Omaha, Nebraksa.

Betty is survived by her husband of 15 years, Samuel “Sam” Lee Ball of Marion, currently residing in Louisa; her mother-in-law, Ella Ball of Marion; her sons, Rex Horton Jr. of California and Donald (Barbara) Horton of Omaha, Nebraska; her daughter, Sarah Horton (Robert) Vicich of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Christina (Aaron) Nersinger, Ashley (Adam) Feser, Tony Horton, Allen Vicich and Aaron Vicich; eight great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Funeral services, conducted by Chaplain Sherrill Michael, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Seaver-Brown Chapel, Marion.

Arrangements were made by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, Marion.

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Cierra L. Chrzanowski 

Cierra L. Chrzanowski passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, her pets included. She had a long battle with many different illnesses.

She enjoyed being outdoors and loved an array of pets through her life. She was a giving and selfless young lady who would always make you smile, no matter how she was feeling. She will be missed.

She is survived by her parents, Tim and Cindi; her grandfather, Charles N. Anderson; and her pets, Stasha and Ania.

A memorial service will be held at Deep Run Baptist Church, 10907 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond.

Memorial donations may be sent to BARK, an animal rescue center, at BARK, P.O. Box 1682, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or


Paul A. Dickenson

Paul Allen Dickenson, of Louisa, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

He was born in Rockingham County to the late Herbert Hoover Dickenson and Virginia Mae (Cook) Dickenson on July 26, 1956.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Herbert Hoover Dickenson Jr.; and two daughters, Kimberly and Casey Dickenson. He is survived by his soul mate in life, Rebecca Luck of Louisa; and her children, Derek Luck (Megan) of Charlottesville, and Dana Owen (Gordon) of Fountain, Colorado, that he truly considered  children of his own; and  Sarah Dickenson of Louisa; three grandchildren, Hunter and Annabeth Owen of Fountain, Colorado, who he loved more than life itself, and a new grandson, Chase Dickenson, whom he had yet to meet; his brother and best friend, Dewitt (Butch) Dickenson; his sisters, Sharon Smith, Penny Harris, Valencia Dickenson, Hope Shifflett and their families.

Having made his career in the oil industry for the past 35 years, he was employed by Kenan Transport in Richmond as a gasoline transport driver and was known to all on the road as “Cherry Bomb.” He enjoyed the simpler things in life like hunting, fishing, camping and making memories with his children and grandchildren. He was a great teacher of life’s lessons for his children and grandchildren that will forever be etched in their hearts. He will truly be missed by all who knew him as he had a heart of gold.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Buster Payne, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Gordonsville.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Irene H. Floyd

Irene Hall Floyd, 69, of Hattiesburg,Mississippi, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Bedford Care Center.

Mrs. Floyd was the first licensed female plumber in the state of Mississippi and was the owner of Floyd Plumbing Company. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a life member of the VFW Post 3036 auxiliary and served as a past auxiliary president.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Floyd; and her parents, Reuben and Alice Tate Hall.

She is survived by a son, John Floyd (Angela) Floyd of Hattiesburg; a brother, William B. Foster of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at 10  a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel. Burial was in Roseland Park Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Michelle D. Jividen

A bright and shining star has moved from this world to the next with the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, Michelle Diane Jividen, 46, of Charlottesville.  She loved the town of Charlottesville, music, singing, contra dancing, travel, learning and being a friend and advocate to many.

Born March 7, 1967 in Falls Church, Michelle grew up in Springfield, and graduated in 1985 from Thomas Jefferson High School.  She received a B.A. degree in psychology from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a master’s degree in school psychology from Northeastern University in Boston.

Employed by Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) for the past 12 years, Michelle was a dedicated school psychologist.  She served the youth and families of Louisa, believing passionately in the strengths and abilities of the young people with whom she worked.  She had deep emotional ties with her family, her colleagues at LCPS, the Charlottesville Women’s Choir and her church family at Westminster Presbyterian where she served previously as a deacon.

She is survived by her parents, Cecil and Sandy Jividen of Black Mountain, North Carolina; her sister, Leslie Luxenberg; her brother-in-law, Glenn; and her beloved nephew, Kai, all of Charlottesville; and her aunts and uncles, Helen Fulp of Kernersville, North Carolina, Vonnie and Don Young  of Newport News, Anne Copper of Charleston, West Virginia, Cathy and Don Dickstein of Alexandria, Patty and John Justice of Huntington, West Virginia, and Jim and Donna Spencer of Huntington, West Virginian; and many loving cousins.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 5, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Charlottesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Hill and Wood, Charlottesville.

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Esther S. Kent 

Esther S. Kent, 96, of Louisa, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Russell Kent, who passed away in 1989, sharing many happy years together. She also was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Ada Sprouse; three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by two sisters, Sara Martin and Elsie Harris of Richmond; many nieces and nephews, to include a special niece, Helen Sprouse; and a special friend, Shirley Bishop.

Esther was a member of Louisa Baptist Church for many years.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Woodward Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa.

Memorial donations may be made to Louisa Baptist Church, 305 East Main Street, Louisa, VA 23093

Arrangements were made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Benjamin K. Stanley

Benjamin Keith Stanley, 68, of Louisa, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at his residence.

He was the son the late Roy and Lois Stanley; and is also predeceased by a brother, James Stanley; and a sister, Barbara Jones.

He had worked as a tele-communications repair tech and enjoyed photography.

Survivors include his son, Patrick Stanley and his wife, Laura, of Bassett; a sister, Rita Aven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Brittie C. Stultz 

Brittie Jean Ross Clark Stultz died on October 2, 2013, yet we take comfort in knowing our mother, grandmother and great grandmother has been reunited with the love of her life and soul mate, our dad, Frank Stultz.  After a hard fought battle with pulmonary hypertension, at the home of her daughter Rebecca,   her body gave way and was called home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Culpeper on July 7, 1934, she was the only daughter of James Clark and Annie Stringfellow.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Benoni Franklin Stultz in 2004; her parents, James Triplett Clark and Annie Mae (Stringfellow) Kerns; and her brother, James Triplett Clark, all originally from Culpeper.

She is survived by three devoted daughters, Sheila Hull (Mark) of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Rebecca Luck (Paul Dickenson) of Louisa, and Brenda Loving (Ricky) of Troy; five grandchildren, Angela Gento (Mike)of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Nicole O’Shea of Dudley, Massachusetts and Mark Hull (Sara) of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Derek Luck (Megan) of Charlottesville, and Dana Owen (Gordon) of Fountain, Colorado; two step-grandchildren, Craig Loving and Tanya Loving (Chris) of Troy; eight great-grandchildren, Alex Hull and Cassandra Gento of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Liam and Finley O’Shea of Dudley, Massachusetts, Maxwell and Sophia Hull of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, and  Hunter and Annabeth Owen of Fountain, Colorado; two step-great-granddaughters, Shi Ann Loving and Carissa Loving of Troy.

Her greatest accomplishments in life have been and always will be her family. She took great pride in being a part of each generation and relished the time spent with them on every occasion.  She would beam with pride when talking to friends about her family and there truly was no greater pleasure in life for her. She will be missed by all.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville. Burial was at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, Boswells Tavern, where she will reach her final resting place beside her best friend in life and beyond.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.


Peggy D. Whitley

Peggy Dymacek Whitley, 79, of Bumpass, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, CB, Sam and Doc Dymacek; one sister, Eula Whitlock.

Survivors include, her beloved husband of 61 years, Hugh Whitley; two daughters, Pat Penn (Bob) and Linda Scott (John); one son, Mike Whitley (Debbie); five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Kitchen and Carolyn Crouse; two brothers, Joe and David Dymacek.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bethany Christian Church, Bumpass. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church, 2402 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass, VA 23024.

Arrangements were made by Lacy Funeral Home, Rt. 522, Mineral.

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