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Obituaries Sept. 26 publication

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:40 am

Stuart E. Hall Sr.

Stuart Edwin Hall Sr., 84, of Bumpass, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy V. Hall.

Survivors include his daughter, Doris “Dottie” Waugh and her husband, Festus; five sons, Stuart E. Hall Jr., Roy, Herman, Bill and Charles Luck; ten grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.

Memorial donations may be made to Dottie Waugh, 75 Haden Ln., Bumpass, VA 23024.

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

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Gilbert S. Hawkins Sr. 

Gilbert Stanley Hawkins Sr., loving husband to Gloria Josephine Weis Hawkins for 63 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Strasburg.

He was born August 19, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri.  He lived and raised his family in Purcellville and later moved to Lake Anna to live out his retirement years.

He honorably served in the Navy from 1951 until 1955 in Hawaii.  He served as a deacon at Engleside Baptist and Purcellville Baptist churches and was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church.  He was Scout Master for Purcellville Boy Scout Troop 1162 and earned Wood Badge-Bear and was a member of OA.  He worked as a master carpenter and superintendent for Washington Local 1690 as his major occupation. His life’s work and devotion was building a strong and closely knit family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Owens Hawkins; and his mother, Selma Otillda Roflinger.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; their children and spouses, Linda Kling, Gilbert S. Hawkins Jr. and Leah, Lorrie McCullock and Alan, Natalie Stefkovic and Lenny and Scott Hawkins and Tammy; his grandchildren,  Jason Cowne,  Stephen  Hawkins, Sarah Barrett, Brittany McCullock, Tyler McCullock, Michelle “Smuff” Lauder, Cody Stefkovic, Ashley Hawkins and Joshua Hawkins.  And lasting in his memory as a testament to his faith, his great-grandchild, Hailey Lynn Barrett.

Pall bearers included his grandsons, Jason Cowne, Stephen Hawkins, Josh Hawkins, Tyler McCullock, Cody Stefkovic and Jake Lauder.

A service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Purcellville Baptist Church, Purcellville.

Arrangements were made by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville.

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Gregory L. Henson

Gregory Lynn Henson passed away surrounded by family in Clinton, Maryland, on Thursday, September 19, 2013, after a brief illness.

He was one of six children born to the late Clarence and Loretta Henson.

Gregory was born on September 21, 1958, in Washington D.C. The family relocated to Louisa County, where he received his education in Louisa County Public Schools. He was a member of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Mineral.

Following his graduation from Louisa County High School in 1976, Gregory served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. After his military service, he relocated to Princes Georges County, Maryland, where he then went to work for the United States Postal Service for 25 years.

As a hobby, Gregory loved fishing, collecting watches and coins. He also enjoyed football and was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful father and outstanding grandfather. He was very much a family man and traveled often from his residence in Maryland back home to Louisa County to visit his children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family.

Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Loretta Henson.

He leaves five children to cherish his memory, LaTroy Houchens of Lousia, Gregory Houchens of Louisa Sabrina Coles of Louisa, Shadia Henson  of Ft. Washington, Maryland, and Anekia Morgan  of Suitland, Maryland; six grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Henson of Mineral; four brothers, Clarence Henson Jr. of Mineral, Jerome (Bernadine) Henson of Fredericksburg, Brian (Yvonne) Henson of Fredericksburg and Anthony Henson of Louisa; two aunts, Joan Crawley of Ontario, Canada, and Dorothy Henson of Mineral; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and two devoted friends, Deloris James, and Chester Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Bells United Methodist Church, Camp Spring, Maryland and on Friday, Sept. 27, at noon at Rising Sun Baptist Church, Mineral. The Rev. Frederick Sales will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Henson Family Cemetery.

Arrnagements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service, Inc., Louisa. Visit for online guestbook.


Lillian D. Williams

Lillian Dabney Williams, 81, of Gordonsville, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.

Born March 27, 1932, in Charlottesville, she was a daughter of the late John Staten Dabney and Alma Stitcher Dabney.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons, Wallace Dabney of Orange, and Wayne Dabney of Gordonsville; one brother, Ray Dabney of Gordonsville; one sister, Rose Williams of Gordonsville; six grandchildren, Lee Dabney and his wife, Wendy, of Unionville, Kelly Phelps and her husband, Tom, of Mine Run, Daman Dabney of Orange, Jody Dabney of Gordonsville, Jessie M. Carpenter of Gordonsville and John P. Carpenter of Gordonsville; four great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Melvin Williams; one sister, Lucille Arnette; and a grandson, Donnie Dabney.

A graveside funeral service, conducted by Chaplin David Flack, was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Arrangements were made by Preddy Funeral Home, Gordonsville.