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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:07

Angela Clary Coltrane

Angela Clary Coltrane, age 74, of Brodnax, VA, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. A lifelong resident of Brunswick County, she was the daughter of the late Alton Patchett and Ella Mae Lynch Clary. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Harrison Coltrane. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Coltrane and a sister, Marilyn Callis. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:07

Douglas Edward Harrison

Douglas Edward Harrison, age 61, of Dolphin, VA, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The son of the late Edward Oliver and Fannie Bell Woodruff Harrison, Doug was a lifelong farmer and a member and officer of Dolphin Hunt Club. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judy R. Harrison; son, Jonathan Edward Harrison; daughters, Dana H. Moore (Ethan) and Jennifer K. Ainsworth (Gordon); grandchildren, Steward Scott Cubbage, Joshua Lee Ainsworth, and Brandon Steven Ainsworth; sisters, Debbie H. Gibson (Tony) and Patricia H. Phillips; niece, Shannon Simmons (Matt); nephew, Jason Gibson; great-niece, Jessica Sadler (Nick), and their daughter, Berkleigh. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dolphin Fire Department, 7509 Liberty Road, Dolphin, VA 23843. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 12 October 2020 14:36

James Hamilton "Bootie" Archer

James Hamilton “Bootie” Archer, 64, of Matoaca, VA, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020. A lifelong resident of Chesterfield County, he was the son of the late James Madison and Mabel Lee Hall Archer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Archer (21 years), and a son, Christopher Luke Glasscock. Bootie was the proprietor of Archer’s Grocery, Garage and Towing, a business started by his father in 1943, the oldest family owned business in Chesterfield County. He expanded upon his father’s desire to continue the tradition of supporting the local community with food, friendship and service in their time of need. Beyond his business acumen, Bootie enjoyed a multitude of pastimes. He coached football for the Matoaca Association Football Junior team to three consecutive championship wins. He enjoyed the excitement of visiting NASCAR races with friends and traveling to the mountains to unwind. In addition, Bootie was a collector and restorer of classic cars, and the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan you would ever meet. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna Glasscock Archer; children, James Joseph Archer (Tara), Austin Robert Archer (Jocelyn), Brooke Glasscock Dimaio (Chris), and Larry Glasscock (Shelia); daughter-in-law, Heather Glasscock; grandchildren, Sutton, Mackenzie (Jake), Reilly, Holt, Gavin, Hadleigh, Paul, and William. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, N. Dinwiddie, VA 23803, followed by interment at East Matoaca Cemetery. The family will receive friend from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday also at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ettrick-Matoaca Volunteer Rescue Squad, 5711 #1 River Road, S. Chesterfield, VA 23803. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 14:19

Abner G. Fisher

Abner G. Fisher, age 74, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Duke Hospital in North Carolina. He was born June 16, 1946, in Dinwiddie Virginia, to Abner Mitchell and Elnora (Anderson) Fisher. He married loving wife, Betty Lou Christopher on July 31, 1964. AG worked in tobacco and manufacturing, moving into management and director roles. He went on to own and operate a Tobacco Company in South Boston, Virginia. After retiring, he continued a consulting business for many years. AG is highly regarded in his industry and has made his family proud both professionally and personally. He was a man of his word. He believed a handshake meant something and he was proud of where he came from. He has proven to be a good friend, helping others in their time of need. AG is survived by his children, son Christopher Fisher; daughter, Laura Ellis; grandchildren, Wendy Honeycutt (Kristopher Honeycutt), Casey Ellis, Ashlyn Fisher, and Aiden Fisher; great grandchildren, Madelyn “Kennedy” Honeycutt, Cayleigh Bateman, Eli Bateman; sisters, Patricia “Patsy” Christopher, Emma “Betty” Coleman (Leonard Coleman), Claiborne Fisher (Linda Fisher); and special friend of ten years, Marquitta Christopher. He is loved by many and his legacy will live for years to come. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, VA. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Sunday, 27 September 2020 13:59

Sara Jane Clary

Sara Jane Clary, born November 24, 1953, died September 26, 2020 from a long battle with Small Cell Lung Cancer. She is preceded in death her mother, Gladys Louise King Clary, father, Willie Ross Clary, a brother, Larry Ross, and three nephews. She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Renee and husband Thomas W. Matthews Jr.; a son, Warren H. Currin III; a granddaughter, Cassie Mae and grandson, Austin James; siblings, Walter (Dick) Clary and wife Diane; and a sister Carolyn Clary. Also surviving are nieces, Meagan Clary, Kelley (Cory Newcomb), Barbara Jean Clary, and Pamela Davis; nephews, Willie Clary (Jessica) and Brett Clary; great-nieces, Madison Clary, Ava Clary, Kylie Newcomb; great-nephew, Alex Clary, as well as numerous other family members and a special friend, Delores. A very special thank you to Monty Raney, Beth Raney, Scarlett and Cameron. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers we would like you to wear something yellow and think of mama’s huge smile and how she loved life because she wanted this to be a celebration of her life.
Saturday, 26 September 2020 13:01

Darnell Whitby Long

Darnell Whitby Long, age 96, of South Brunswick, VA, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and “Grandma.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Jenner and Ida Clary Whitby, husband, Edward G. Long, Sr., two sisters, Doma Allison and Annie Clary. She is survived by a son, Edward G. Long, Jr. and wife, Kelly, of Grandy, NC, a granddaughter, Lyndsey Ball (John) of Lafayette, LA, and a grandson, Andrew Long (Katie) of Danville, VA, two nephews, two nieces, and a devoted friend and caregiver, Linda Singleton. Mrs. Long retired from a teaching career in 1984, after 36 years at Brunswick Senior High School. She was an active member of Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church at 3717 Triplet Road, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:44

Jane Thomas Riegel

Mrs. Jane Thomas Roberts Riegel went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 7, 2020. Jane was born January 5, 1937 to the late Price McGuire Thomas and Ruth Rebecca Harris Bryant. Jane was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvin “Hambone” Roberts and Franklin S. “Egg” Riegel, her daughter Becky Tuma and her sister Helen Moore. Jane was a retiree of the Brunswick County Department of Social Services and a loyal member of Edgerton United Methodist Church. Jane is survived by her children, Cheri Parnell (Dennis), Conway Inge (David), Malcolm Lucy (Melissa), Chris Lucy and Alvin Glenn Roberts, step-daughter Mary Caldwell. Jane is also survived by her great-grandson, Christopher Lucy who resided at the home. Jane is survived by her brother, Price McGuire Thomas, Jr. (Gale), 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Jane’s caregivers and special friends include Betty Coleman, Ben Caldwell and Carol Baird. Jane’s memorial celebration will be held at Edgerton United Methodist church on Saturday, September 26, 2020, visitation will be from 1 to 2pm, service at 2pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests for contributions to be made to Edgerton United Methodist Church c/o of Steve Browder, 366 Belfield Road, Lawrenceville VA 23868 or to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Jane was known for her love for her Lord and Savior, her family, friends and her church. “LOVE LIKE JANE” Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Saturday, 12 September 2020 13:08

Sandra Clary Griffin

Sandra Clary Griffin, age 67, of Bracey, Virginia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. Born on November 10, 1952 in Roanoke Rapids, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Keith and Claudine Havens Clary of Blackstone, VA. Sandra was a retired teller of Citizens Bank & Trust. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. Sandra is survived by her son, David Shawn Lucy (Crystal); daughters, Shannon Ivey (the late Will) and Crystal Raynor (Anthony); eight grandchildren, Jasmine, Haley, Isaiah, Jesse, Kristen, Wyatt, Liam, and Trinity; her sister, JoAnn Miles (Curtis); and her best friend, Teri Widmer (Eric). A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 15:16

Shirley Curran Webster Wray

Shirley Curran Webster Wray, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Petersburg Homes for Ladies. She was born on November 26, 1929 in Bluefield, West Virginia. Shirley was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Hubert Ingram Webster whom she married on April 20, 1946 and her late-in-life-love, Maclin Wray, whom she married on May 15, 2004. Throughout her life, Shirley loved her church and her church family. She was a member of Warfield Baptist, then Dolphin Baptist and her last church, Asbury Memorial United Methodist. She was a very strong Christian with very strong ethics and a true Southern lady. Shirley treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her siblings, Joyce King, Nancy Cook (deceased), Dana Stewart and Curtis Tweedy (deceased) all of whom held a huge place in her heart. Shirley is lovingly remembered by her three children, Betty Sue Cohen, Kenneth Webster, and Richard Webster; their spouses, Ken Cohen, Sheila Webster, Carol Webster; her grandchildren, Kevin Webster, Kari Widener, Elizabeth Majewski, Rebecca Ball, and Adam Cohen; their spouses, Meredith Webster, Ricky Majewski, and Casey Ball; great-grandchildren, Cole Webster, Blake Webster, Liam Widener, Evan Widener, Addison Ball and Avery Ball; her step-children, Briggs Wray, Dr. Ronald Wray, Katherine Wray, and Kim Dailey. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00, Friday, September 11, 2020 at Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, Virginia. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Friday, 04 September 2020 15:00

Donald Franklin Thomas

Donald Franklin Thomas, 82, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020. A lifelong resident of Brunswick County, he was the son of the late Maria Short Thomas and Otis Alexander Thomas. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Wilbur, Buck, JC “Red,” Dick, and Billy; and seven sisters, Mary, Velma, Nellie, Ruth, Ella, Lorene, and Ann. Donald was a life member of Liberty Church and Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad, and a former Board member of Virginia Agricultural Growers Association. A lifelong tobacco farmer of Brightleaf Farm in Lawrenceville, VA, he was an avid NASCAR fan, attending many races throughout his life along with his brother, Marvin, and many friends. He was recognized by many fertilizer and chemical dealers, and was always introduced to them by his friend, Mallory Lafoon, as the “Best” tobacco farmer in Brunswick County. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Patsy Thomas; sons, Donny Thomas (Joyce), Mike Thomas (Abbe), and Barry Thomas (Janet); brothers, Marvin and Ran; sister, Mattie; grandchildren, Lyndsay Buchanan (Jason), Danny Thomas (Brittany), Justin Thomas (Bri), and J.R. Thomas; great-grandchildren, Faith Buchanan, Kaye Lee Buchanan, Lee Ann Thomas, and Aerin Thomas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Church or Lawrenceville Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.