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Obituaries Oct. 31 publication

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

Posted Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.

Anita M. Banning

Anita M. Banning, 77, of Louisa County, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at home.

Anita was born in Gt. Yarmouth, England, on Oct. 7, 1936, to Herbert and Ivy Simmons. She married Robert J. Banning on April 19, 1954, while he was stationed at Sculthorpe RAF Station with the U.S. Air Force. In November of that year, they returned to the United States.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J.; two sons, Duane and his wife, Pam, and Robert A. and his wife, Barbie; five grandchildren, Rachel, Nigel, Rebecca, Chelsea and Mitchell. In the United Kingdom she is survived by a sister, June Sibbons; and three brothers, Keith, Benjamin and Max Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey; and her brother, Roy.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Woodard Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Posted Thursday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.

Donna D. Atwood 

Donna Gayle Day Atwood, 73, of Bumpass, formerly of Mechanicsville, passed peacefully on October 27, surrounded by family and friends at her home on Lake Anna, after a valiant battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, W. Wayne Atwood; her son, Anthony Wayne Atwood; her parents, Earl and Eunice Day; and her sister, Mary K. Mills.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee Atwood Swymer; her grandsons, Michael Anthony Swymer and Nicholas Ryan Swymer; her granddaughters, Beth Swymer, Ann Swymer and Karen Swymer Johnson; her brother, Gary C. Day; her sister, Suzette Allen and her husband, Ronald; her brother-in-law, Harold Mills; her sisters-in-law, Mary A. Logan and Sherry Atwood; her brothers-in-law, A. S. “Buddy” Atwood Jr. and his wife, Susie, and John R. Atwood Sr. and his wife, Marsha; devoted friends, Felicia and Pete McKenney; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Atwood was born in Harold, Kentucky, and was of the Methodist faith. She last attended Enon Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, where she was active with the Molly Wesley Circle. She was a graduate of Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Her family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, at Bliley’s – Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond. A graveside ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, in City Park Cemetery, Portsmouth.

Memorial contributions may be made to, 161 Commerce Blvd., Loveland, OH 45140, or, 1171 North Boston Rd., Troy, VA 22974.


Frederick O. Gammon

Frederick Orion “Pops” Gammon, 80, of Louisa, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Gammon was a member of New Life Community Church, Louisa, and the Odd Fellows Lodge #97. He helped establish Mount View Baptist Church, Charlottesville, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad.

Survivors include his son, Jason M. Gammon and his wife, Denise; his daughter, Deborah F. Pattison and her husband, Thomas; his sister, Doris Field and her husband, Robert; his grandchildren, Sean and Shayne Jackson and Kelly Rodriguez; his sisters-in-law, Mary Richardson and her husband, Bill, and their son, Albert, and family, and Peggy McCauley and her son, Greg; his caretaker and special friends, who were with him until he passed, Shelby and Doris Meeks and Jessica Harlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Wilmer and Virginia Ware Gammon; his wife, Ida Lee Gammon; and his son, John Mark Gammon.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, Oct. 31 at New Life Community Church, Louisa. A service will begin at noon. Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa.

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Sadie A. Hubbard

Sadie Anderson Hubbard, 81, of Kents Store, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, October 25, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Hubbard Jr.

She is survived by her children, Mary Ann Hubbard, Brenda McCauley, Barbara Seale, William H. Hubbard III and Thomas Anderson;  a sister, Dorothy Vogt; a brother, Russell Anderson;  numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, special friends and family members.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements are being made by Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store.


Fred C. McCormick 

Fred C. McCormick, 87, of Earlysville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at his residence, with his family by his side.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1926, in Waynesboro, to the late Frederick A. and Nellie Campbell McCormick.  He was predeceased by his brothers, William and Keith McCormick.

Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anne Benthall McCormick of Earlysville; his daughter, Rebecca, and son-in-law, John Disosway, of Louisa; his sister, Katherine M. Lennox of Lyndhurst; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He served in the U. S. Army of Occupation during World War II, then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, followed by master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.  He taught civil engineering at the University of Virginia for more than 35 years, and also worked as a consulting engineer and expert witness for several private firms.

Mr. McCormick will be remembered for being a man of great faith, great intellect and wit, honesty and integrity; a husband and father who modeled God’s design for family, generosity for those in need, loyalty to those he loved and endurance to the end.

A service of Witness to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and celebration of his life was held on Oct. 26 at Meadows Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville.

A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Tom Goodrich, was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Meadows Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville. Interment was private in Riverview Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to International Cooperating Ministries, 1901 North Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666, or Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements were made  by McDow Funeral Home,  Waynesboro.

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Alice F. Scott

Alice Francisco Scott, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was the former Alice Latine Francisco of Beaverdam, born June 20, 1923, in Fredericks Hall. She attended Farmville State Teachers College (Longwood University) in Farmville. Alice was a member of the Advisory Board for the Protection and Advocacy System of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She was an advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

She was predeceased by her son, Ralph Scott Jr.; her brothers, Maurice, Waddy and Charles Francisco.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ralph Scott; her daughter, Susan Scott; her son, John Scott (Ann Torres); her daughter-in-law, Eun Mi Yu; and her sisters, Edith Buckley of Annandale, Dr. Mary Jane Sale of Richmond, Martha Francisco-Beck of Richmond, and Rebecca Duke of Louisa.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 22 in Kentucky.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Pearson’s Funeral Home, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith, 49, of Lake Anna, passed away on October 21, 2013, in her sleep from a heart attack.

She was predeceased by her mother, Susan Cann Becker; and her beloved grandfather, Morris Cann.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Smith; her stepchildren, Melanie Shumaker and her husband, Chris, April Wilson and her husband, Steve; her stepgrandchildren, Jamie, Jeffrey and Patrick, all of Virginia; a brother, Bill Becker and his wife, Lisa, and their sons, Jack and Kyle Becker; her adoptive mother, Kay Becker; her aunt and uncle, Julie and Don Delbert, all of Illinois; her best friend, Laurie, of San Francisco, California; and a host of nieces and nephews; and her babies, Shadow and Miss Pretty.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa.

Arrangements are being made by Woodward Funeal Home, Louisa.

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Lorenzo M. Waddy 

Lorenzo Maurice “Reece” Waddy, 51, of Mineral, died on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville.

Born Monday, July 16, 1962, in Louisa, he was the son of the late James Waddy and the late Alice Adams Waddy.

He was a graduate of Louisa County High School and a member of Mt. Gilliam Old Site Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Shareece Brown; two grandchildren, Courtney and Crishaun Brown; two brothers, Randolph Waddy and wife, Cynthia, and Charles Waddy; his sisters, Pamela Waddy, Carolyn Waddy and Pandora Waddy; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Mt. Gilliam Old Site Baptist Church, Louisa. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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

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Lucye Duke Wagemann

Lucye Duke Wagemann died October 21, 2013.

Lucye was born in Richmond, Feb. 1, 1947.  She graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in 1965 and earned her RN from Johnston Willis in 1967.

Her parents, both deceased, were John A. Duke III of Mineral, and Eleanor Morris Duke of Louisa.

Surviving are her sister, Elly Levin (Arthur) of Beaufort, South Carolina; her nieces, Lisa Norton Edwards (Bill) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Anne Laurel Norton of Charleston, South Carolina; her great-nephew, Liam Norton Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia; and great-niece, Kaitlyn Anne Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crenshaw United Methodist Church Playground Fund, 200 Church Street, Blackstone, VA 23824.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Crenshaw Methodist Church, Blackstone.