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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:02

Marilyn Hudson Brammer

Marilyn Hudson Brammer, age 71, of Dolphin, VA passed away surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer June 27, 2017. She is the daughter of the late James and Claudia Hudson. She is survived by her loving husband, James D. Brammer; her sisters, Mildred Locke and Marie Coleman; her sister-in-law, Barbara Hudson; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Marilyn had retired from Brunswick County where she was the Director of Human Resources and Finance for 31 years. She was known for her dedication to Relay for Life where she was awarded the Ethelyn Cross Award and served as Team Captain and Honorary Chairman. Marilyn was thankful and cherished her loving husband Jim that was always by her side; her best friend Carolyn Myrick for going above and beyond during her illness; Roger and Tanya Brammer; Josh Brammer and his fiancée Angela Walker; Dr. Johnny Hyde of St. Mary’s Hospital; Crater Community Hospice; Sheriff Brian Roberts and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department; and for all that gave their love and time during her illness. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, VA. The family will receive friends Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 67, Dolphin, VA 23843 or the Alberta Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 178, Alberta, VA 23821.
Friday, 23 June 2017 16:26

Rebecca "Becky" Davis Hayes

HAYES Rebecca “Becky” Davis Hayes, age 54, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away peacefully with her family by her side June 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father, Bernard W. Davis, Sr. She is survived by her loving husband, David Lee Hayes; her mother, Effie Clary Davis and father figure Ray Baber; her children, Shannon Hayes Rogers and husband Brad, David W. Hayes and wife Krystal and Allen Hayes and wife Theresa; her grandchildren, Britani Hayes, Haley Hayes, Trista Rifkind, Troy Rogers, Samantha Hayes and Tracen Hayes; her siblings, Billy Davis and wife Ann, Chris Davis and wife Marci, Bernard Davis, Jr. and wife Judy and Cathy Neal; and extended family and friends. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department, Brodnax, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 398, Brodnax, VA 23920 or Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department, 7609 Hwy. 903, Bracey, VA 23919.
Friday, 23 June 2017 11:58

Joyce Farnam McGuinness

MCGUINNESS Joyce Farnam McGuinness, age 79, of Gasburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017. Joyce grew up in Rosedale, NY where she met her husband of 60 years, Frank McGuinness. They raised their family in Jackson, NJ and retired to Lake Gaston in 1995. Joyce is survived by her husband; her children, William McGuinness and wife Mary Jo, Rick McGuinness, Tom McGuinness and wife Edrie, and Nancy Spataro and husband Paul; her grandchildren, Josh, Zach, Tess, Vianna, Edrie, Amberly, Zoe and Dimitri; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, P.O. Box 550 Gasburg, VA or Central Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 386 Gasburg, VA 23857. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Va will be handling the arrangements.
Monday, 05 June 2017 16:01

Charlie Alexander Clarke

CLARKE Charlie Alexander Clarke, age 91, of Triplet, VA passed away June 4, 2017. Charlie was a sawmill worker and farmer. He was in the U.S. Army and a volunteer fireman with Triplet Volunteer Fire Department. He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter A. and Ethel N. Clarke; his brother, James Clarke; and his sister, Rosa Powell. He is survived by his wife, Doris Philips Clarke; four children Connie Morris, Steve Clarke and wife Teresa, Barry Clarke and wife Cathy, and Missy Whitlow and husband Giles; his grandchildren, Rebecca Clarke, Jennifer Robertson, Jessica Morris, Charles “Chuck” Whitlow, Scott Clarke, D.C. Morris and Kristen Clarke and their spouses; his five great grandchildren, Christopher, Jayden, Grace, Ava Clarke and Scotty; his sister Minnie Washburn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Triplet, VA with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 pm 3:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church attn: Gay Taylor, 14179 Dry Bread Rd., Emporia, VA 23847. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:45

Alfred Titus Hobbs, Jr.

Hobbs Alfred Titus Hobbs, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Alfred was born, and raised, in Emporia, VA. He was 74 years old. Since 1974, he has been a well-known building contractor in Emporia and the surrounding counties. Alfred was very particular about his work and he took great pride in trying to satisfy each and every one of his customers. He was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church and he was involved in numerous local charitable organizations. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Peggy, son Chris, daughter Sherri, step-son Chris, step-daughter Tara, their spouses, Stephanie, Juri, Susan and Joey and seven grandchildren, Bailey, Olivia, Claire, Jackson, Anna, Cooper, and Sloane. He is also survived by his loving sister Peggy and her husband Ernest, his brother-in-law Kiser Robinson, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred T. Hobbs, Sr. and Lucy Bradley Hobbs, sisters Edla Hobbs Wray and Louise Hobbs Robinson. A gathering of friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 25th at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, VA. The funeral service will also be held at the church at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 26th. A private graveside service will be held immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Main Street Baptist Church, 440 S Main St. Emporia, VA 23847 or the Emporia Greensville Humane Society, 113 Baker St., Emporia, VA 23847. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:05

Virginia Lucile Edwards

Virginia Lucile Edwards, age 101, died peacefully on January 3, 2017 in her home at the Residences of Thomas Circle in Washington, DC. Called Lucile or Aunt Lucile by her family and friends from early in life, her Washington friends and colleagues knew her as Virginia. Virginia was born in 1915 on a farm in rural Mecklenburg County, VA to parents, James Frank Edwards and Daisy Braswell Edwards. She was sister to Dorothy May Edwards Crenshaw, Hubert Lightfoot Edwards and Robbie Hart Edwards Moseley and half-sister to Curtis, Willie and Fenton Edwards — who all preceded her in death.

We remember Virginia lovingly as a smart free spirit who lived a remarkable and full life — some would say charmed. She was an avid reader and dreamer from a very early age with natural tendencies toward adventure, art and writing – admittedly becoming very adept at escaping the family chores of farm life also at a very early age! She started elementary school at age 5 and graduated from La Crosse High School at age 14. She then moved to Richmond to live with her older sister, studied secretarial work and eventually graduated from Pan American Business School. In later years, she also enrolled at George Washington University taking classes at night where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1977. Her first employment was with the Virginia State Department of Health in Richmond. In 1941, she moved to Washington, DC and joined the Office of Naval Intelligence that became the Office of Censorship during World War II where she worked for the duration of the war. In 1951 she joined the Foreign Service to see the world which took her to Turkey, Nepal, Israel and Brazil for multi-year assignments. While living in those countries, she took advantage of immersion in local culture, traveling and collecting many treasures and gifts she brought back to her family.

Virginia retired from the Foreign Service in 1964, decided to settle in Washington and then started the next of several more career adventures that included The World Bank, George Washington University and serving as docent at the National Archives. She loved the city and all it had to offer in term of continuous learning opportunities, museums, art galleries and music venues. She was a devoted patron. She was also devoted to and took great pride in her family and close lifetime family friends from her early life that she stayed in touch with over the years. She so missed her parents, brothers and sisters, close family and friends who had passed on and spoke of (and wrote about) them and special memories often.

Virginia is survived by her nieces — Dorothy Edwards Crenshaw Cronk and husband Tabor (deceased) of Urbanna, VA, Dr. Elizabeth Hart Moseley of Virginia Beach, VA, Carol Moore Edwards Deanes and husband Freddie (deceased) of Natural Bridge, VA, and Anne Lightfoot Edwards Hartley and husband Al of Chapel Hill, NC, and her nephews — Leroy Gillette Crenshaw, III and wife Paige (deceased) of Richmond, VA, Charles Walford Crenshaw and wife Joyce of Richmond, VA, and Dr. Samuel Harvey Moseley, Jr and wife Sarah of University Park, MD, 13 great nieces and nephews and 15 great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on January 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Rehoboth Methodist Church, 1919 Blackridge Road, La Crosse, VA followed by a reception at the nearby Rosemont Winery at 1050 Blackridge Road. Her final resting place will be beside her mother at Oakwood Cemetery in Lawrenceville, VA. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Williams Funeral Home of Lawrenceville, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, PO Box 431, La Crosse, VA 23950 or Faith Mission Home, 3540 Mission Home Lane, Free Union, VA 22940.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:03

LCDR H. L. “Red” Anglin, USN (Ret.)

LCDR H. L. “Red” Anglin, USN (Ret.), age 89, of Freeman, Va. passed away on January 5, 2017. Commander Anglin enlisted in the Navy at age 16 in 1944, and served as an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS Kadashan Bay until the end of the war. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant JG in 1960, with the highlight of his career being named as the commanding officer of the UDT/SEAL training school at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base from 1970 to 1972. He retired as the explosive ordinance disposal/weapons officer at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in January of 1975. He was a true warrior who served his country in ways that most people will never know.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, George and Ruby Anglin; his first wife and the mother of his three children, Gretchen Kilner Anglin; his brother Chip; his sisters Ida, Patsy, Trudy and his beloved twin Esther. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Griffin Anglin; three children, David C. Anglin and wife Roz of Virginia Beach, Margaret S. Anglin and husband Jim Akers of Norfolk and Candice A. LeDoyen and husband Jim of Suffolk; his step son, Griffin S. Alexanders; two grandchildren, Yeoman First Class James Dean LeDoyen, USN and Claire S. LeDoyen; three step grandchildren, Brianna Alexanders, Raigen Alexanders and Lucy Alexanders; and two sisters, Sarah Sweeney of Dickson, TN and Una Langer of Pittsburg, PA.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Va. The family will then receive friends at Dickson Funeral Home in Fairview, TN on Saturday, January 14th from 10:30 to 12:00 noon followed with burial at New Hope Bixler Cemetery in Fairview, TN.

Our entire family would like to extend special thanks to all of the staff at the Signature Health Care Harbour Pointe Home in Norfolk for taking such great care of Red in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Saturday, 07 January 2017 10:58

Grace Burton Lucy

Grace Burton Lucy, age 69, of Lawrenceville, Va. passed away January 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Grace was a former beautician and antique dealer. She was the daughter of the late Coleman and Alberta Burton. She is survived by her siblings, Carrie B. Allgood, Gene M. Burton, Lucy B. Garner and Johnny M. Burton and several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind many friends who she considered her extended family and her wonderful feline friends, Flirt, Shadow and Drift.

Grace was a WONDERFUL story teller. She loved to share humorous stories about all of her family and friends. She had a story about all of us. Please continue to share her stories as a remembrance of her love for us.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.T.S. of Brunswick c/o Connie Rasner, 614 Windsor Ave. Lawrenceville, Va. 23868.

Saturday, 07 January 2017 10:51

Warren Rayford Sublett “Ray”

Warren Rayford Sublett “Ray” was born April 14, 1935 in Charlotte Co, VA. He was the son of the late Joseph Warren Sublett and Ollie Harper Sublett. He passed away at Hunter Homes McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, VA on January 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Overby Sublett of Henrico, N.C.; his daughter, Bobbi Sublett Hickman and son-in-law Dwayne Hickman of Henrico, N.C.; his sister-in-law, Shirley Overby of Drewryville, Va.; his sister, Ruby Elder (Donald) and brother, R. Donald Sublett (Janet), all of Phenix, VA; and nieces and nephews.

He was a disabled Veteran of the U.S. Navy; a graduate of and instructor at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice School in Portsmouth, Va.; and a longtime employee of Hancock Peanut Co./ The Original Nut House in Courtland, VA. He was also a longtime resident of Southampton County, VA. Ray was currently a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony, VA and a former member of the Prospect United Methodist Men.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of Prospect United Methodist Church, Ebony, VA or the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:48

Evelyn Jane Carnes Lucy

Evelyn Jane Carnes Lucy, 88, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born in Norton, Kansas to the late Francis and Rose Carnes. Predeceased by her husband Welford Ordway Lucy Jr. of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and is survived by her daughters; Nancy Smithson and husband Bob of Moyock, Rhea Barklage and husband Kevin of Virginia Beach, Mary Lucy of Virginia Beach, Ethelyn Lucy of Portsmouth, and Rebecca Kirkland and husband Ray of Lanexa. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A longtime member of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in Chesapeake until she and Welford retired to Dolphin where they attended Liberty church. Jane enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and was an avid reader. She also volunteered her time to various local organizations. A devoted wife and mother whom will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 15th at Oakwood Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Virginia at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Church in Dolphin.