Jesse Carroll Roberts, age 92, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away February 6, 2017. He was born in Dolphin, VA to the late Lindsey and Bertha Roberts. He was a member of Liberty Methodist Church in Dolphin, VA and attended Edgerton United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville where he enjoyed helping with the mens breakfast. In his later years he attended Ocran United Methodist Church in Sutherland. Jesse and Madeline owned and operated the Lawrenceville Dari Treat; he then found his passion in life and started his own business as a Painting Contractor. When he wasn’t working he was enjoying fishing and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. He is preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Malone Roberts; two sisters, Elisabeth Temple and Hildridge Lucy, his brothers, Allen, Gordon and Charles Roberts. He is survived by his two daughters, Carroll Lynch and husband Paul and Ann House and husband Larry; his grandchildren, Chris Lynch and wife Kim, Jennifer H. Hinshaw and husband Richard and Ashton House and wife Leigh Ann; his great grandchildren, McKinley, Coleman and Annalise Hinshaw and Emma and Luke House; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Memorial contributions may be made to Edgerton United Methodist Church, 92 County Pond Rd., Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or Ocran United Methodist Church Preschool, 20807 Cox Rd. Sutherland, VA 23885.
Bobby Ray Roberts, Sr., age 71, of Gasburg, VA passed away February 6, 2017. He was the son of the late Ernest Martin Roberts and Willie Collie Roberts. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Marion McNeil and Geraldine Marston; and four brothers, William E. Roberts, Carlton C. Roberts, Frank D. Roberts and Floyd A. Roberts. He is survived by his children, Tina Howerton (Roy), Bubba Roberts (Tonya), Anthony Roberts (Bronwyn), and Brian Roberts (Kimberly); six grandchildren, Alexis Howerton, Baleigh Roberts, Davis Roberts, Camden Roberts, Evan Roberts and Alaina Jane Roberts; his brother, George W. Roberts (Mary); and two sisters, Lula Hammond (J.D.) and Rebecca Corum (Neil).
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the church, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, P.O. Box 550, Gasburg, VA 23857 or to Central Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 386, Gasburg, VA 23857.
Burton Lee Doggett III, age 63, of Ladysmith, VA and Kill Devil Hills, N.C. peacefully set sail on his final adventure February 1st, 2017. He was the son of the late Jean B. Doggett and Lt. Cmdr. USN Burton Lee Doggett Jr. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Libby Jean Doggett; his beloved dogs, Ginny and Socks; a brother, David; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends. Burt graduated from The Blue Ridge School and attended Averett College. He was the manager of The Virginia Bazaar for the last 17 years but, his first love was the water. He traveled the world from Dubai to Singapore as a commercial fisherman and merchant marine. Burt loved an adventure, to travel and to fish.
I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me, so put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my fishing pole for I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole. Where every day is a day to fish, to fill your heart with every wish. Don’t worry, or feel sad for me, I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea. We will miss each other for a while, but you will come and bring your smile. That won’t be long you will see, till we’re together you and me. To all of those that think of me, be happy as I go out to sea. If others wonder why I’m missin’ just tell ‘em I’ve gone fishin’ – By Delmar Pepper
A private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Coastal Conservation Association, 6919 Portwest, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024.
Elsie Buckner Clary, age 81, of Lawrenceville, Va. passed away January 10, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Wilbur and Sadie Buckner. She is preceded in death by two brothers, William and Gilbert Buckner and two sisters, Marie Gordon and Frances Pearson. She is survived by her loving husband, Smithy G. Clary; her two daughters, Rhonda Yates Grimsley and husband Wayne and Andrea Walker and husband Will; two grandchildren, Rachel and Madelyn Walker; her twin sister, Ella Connell and husband Carlton; her sister-in-law, Theresa Buckner; and extended family. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Matthews Chapel U.M.C. 8308 Christanna Hwy. Gasburg, VA 23857.
Louise R. Rogers, 90, passed away June 27, 2015 at the Sanctuary of Holy Cross Nursing Home in Burtonsville, MD. Mrs. Rogers was a retired nurse from the University of Virginia Hospital. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, W. Keeling Rogers, and her daughter, the Reverend Doctor Elizabeth B. Rogers; two brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her daughters, Deidre R. Walsh (Padraic) and Barbara R. Malone (Will); two grandchildren, Roger W. Malone (Laurie) and Sandra M. Kidd (Mark); two great-grandchildren, Nicholas T. Malone and Trevor A. Kidd; and one sister, Geneva Buchanan. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Winter Growth, an adult, non-profit day care in Columbia, MD, https://www.linkedin.com/company/winter-growth-inc or the South Hill Bread Box, P.O. Box 213, South Hill, VA 23970. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Willard Moseley, age 77, of Valentines, VA passed away January 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Jessie and Mildred Moseley. He is survived by his children, Troy L. Moseley and Cathy Baird, Tony Moseley and Melinda, Randy Moseley and Jeanne; his grandchildren, Shannon Gibbs and Brandon, Heather Smith and Dave, Brendan Moseley, Joshua Moseley and Noah Moseley; his great grandchildren, Aaron and Addison Gibbs and Fraya Smith; and his brother, Melvin Moseley. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Greensville Memorial Cemetery in Emporia,VA. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 386, Gasburg, VA 23857.
Hilda Edmonds Clary, age 94, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away January 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Ellis Clary, Sr. and her son, Williams Ellis Clary, Jr. She is survived by her son, Jerry Clary; two grandchildren, William Brett Clary and Lisa Carole Wajick; three great grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Clary and Chase Wajick. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.