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Obituaries Oct. 11 publication

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

Warren Graham

Warren Graham, 89, of Bumpass, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Louisa Health Center.

He had worked for Southern Railway and served his country in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was wounded at Iwo Jima.

He was the son of the late Augustus and Jennie Graham and is predeceased by his wife, Julia Graham; and a daughter, Nancy Monson.

He is survived by a son, Gordon Graham and his wife, Mary; a son-in-law, Mark Monson; and six grandchildren, Andrea Floyd, Christopher Monson, Nicholas Graham, Haley Bouvatte, Samantha Graham and Benjamin Graham.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Gum Spring United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Richard J. Houchens

Richard James Houchens departed this life on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

He was born July 19, 1949, to the late James E. Houchens and Bertha Jackson Houchens. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Lee Houchens; and a sister, Bertha Virginia Shelton.

He was educated in Louisa County Public Schools. In his early childhood years, he was baptized and later rededicated his walk with Christ and was baptized at True Apostolic Church in the name of Jesus on Nov. 19, 1978. Several places of employment were Classic Pools by Dike, Jo Pa Pools, North Anna Power Plant, Douglas Aquatics Inc., Charlottesville Aquatics Inc., D & S Pools and Turner Pools and Spa. After learning the trade for many years, in 1996 he started his own company and named it R & A Swimming Pools. Richard’s characteristics show that he had a kind heart, a very humble spirit and great devotion in helping the community.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving, devoted wife, Alice Houchens; one son, Andre Houchens (Cassie) of Mineral; three daughters, Resa Lewis (Jamerson Sr.) of Fredericksburg, Cheryl Houchens and Cherita Houchens of Richmond; three grandchildren, Devonte Scott, Nia Lewis and Jamerson Lewis Jr.; one sister, Emma Jackson (Charles) of Mineral; two brothers, Sylvester Houchens of Montpelier, and Stewart Houchens of Mineral; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Houchens; one brother-in-law, Raymond Shelton, both of Mineral; three aunts, Dorothy Henson, Hannah Hunter and Alberta Houchens all of Mineral; three uncles, Eugene Houchens, Walter Hunter both of Mineral, and James Jackson of Lothian, Maryland; a very special cousin, Hannah Butler; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.

Funeral services, conducted by Elders Jason Lewis and Lynn W. Beanum Jr., will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Temple of Deliverance (HCOG), 5756 Zachary Taylor Highway, Mineral. Community viewing begins at noon.  Interment will follow in the Houchens Family Cemetery.

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

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Leonard L. Mallory

Leonard L. Mallory, of Landover, Maryland, formerly of Louisa, departed this life on Thursday, October 4, 2012, in Prince George County, Maryland.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela T. Mallory; a daughter, Lynette Mallory; a stepson, James J. Waddy; three brothers, James Mallory Jr. (Corrine), Arthur Mallory, Calvin Mallory (Sharon) of Louisa; three sisters, Lola Richardson (Edward), Katheline Mallory of Louisa, Zelma Mallory of Largo, Maryland; two aunts, a host of nieces and nephews, two devoted cousins, Frances Mitchell of Louisa and Sarah Crawford of North Carolina, a host of other cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Oct. 19 in Landover, Maryland at Jenkins Funeral Home, with a military burial in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, Maryland.


Alice S. Shelton

Alice Katherine “Kitty” Smith Shelton, 89, of Bumpass, a devoted wife and mother, peacefully passed away Oct. 5, 2012, after an extended illness.

She was the daughter of the late Cammie T. and John M. Smith.

Kitty was preceded in death by her best friend and husband, Garnett B. Shelton; four sisters, Marie Allison, Gladys Wheat, Frances Woolfolk, Ruth Smith; and one brother, Aubrey Smith.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses,  William and Cate Shelton, Pat and Richard Cunningham, Don and Cathy Shelton, Maurice and Patricia Shelton, and Sam and Kathy Sieg. Other survivors include 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Smith Family Cemetery, 2661 Belsches Rd., Bumpass.  The family is invited to gather at the Sieg’s following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little River Baptist Church, 4990 Buckner Rd., Bumpass, VA  23024, or to your favorite charity.

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Gertrud M. Short

Gertrud Maria Short, 68, of Bumpass, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Henrico Doctors Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Short is survived by her husband, Donald L. Short; a son, Ronald A. Short and his wife, Dr. Shelley Short and grandchildren Jacob, Jessica and Travis of Goochland; a daughter, Melissa Cranor and (Bruce) and grandchildren, Jennifer Cranor, Julie and Eric Bratton; one great-grandson, Gabriel; and eight siblings including Silvia Gardner and Monika Richotte.

Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, 1742 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228

Arrangements are being made by Lacy Funeral Home, Mineral.

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Herman H. Walton

Herman Hidmore Walton Jr., 83, of Orange, died Thursday October 4, 2012 at Dogwood Village in Orange.

Born May 4, 1929 in Richmond, he was a son of the late Herman Hidmore Walton Sr. and Elizabeth Trice Walton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara G. Walton; and a sister, Emma W. Harris.

Mr. Walton was the President of Walton Lumber Company and a former member of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. He also served on the board of directors for Virginia National Bank and was a member of Elk Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Walton will be remembered for his contribution to his county, state, country and his generosity to his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Morris Fackrell Walton; two sons, H.H. Walton III, Micheal S. Walton; two daughters, Linda Sue Walton, Rebecca Louis Donley; two sisters, Mary Lou Dickinson, Martha W. High; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Herbert Hart, Dr. John Farrar and the Rev. Rick Clore, was held at 3 p.m. on Monday Oct. 8, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Rapidan, P.O. Box 1715, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.