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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 20:01

Earl Woodrow Washburn

Earl Woodrow Washburn, 96, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away June 30, 2020. Earl was born December 20, 1923. He was a deputy sheriff for 39 years with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and retired in 1988 as Captain. He is predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Minnie Clarke Washburn; his parents, Fletcher C. Washburn and Janie W. Washburn; his brothers, Clyde, Clarence, Jesse, and Grady; and his sisters, Myrtle Fackler, Emma Sue Roberts, and Janie Brown. Earl, our father and our Papa, will be lovingly remembered and missed by his four children, Everett Earl and wife Robbie, Keith and wife Judy, June Love, and Kent and wife Beverly; his ten grandchildren, Amanda, Heather (Iain), Daniel (Dawn), Wilson (Brandi), Julie, Shanna, Alicia, Everett (Christy), Laura (Chris), and Collin; 14 great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Blake, Nelia, Gracie, Luke, Jack, Sean, Grant, Aubreigh, Carson, Carter, Myles, Everett III, and Lawson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lawrenceville United Methodist Church, 300 W. Church Street, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:30

Rosie Maria Camacho

Rosie (Rosalina) Maria Camacho passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 21 in her home. Rosie was born in Emporia, VA on April 27th 1999 to her loving parents Carol & Lupe Trejo. She also had 2 very loving brothers Jose Camacho and Victor Trejo. Rosie was loving, caring, and fearless at heart. She loved her family and friends and fought for anyone she felt needed fighting for. She will always be remembered and dearly loved by everyone she crossed paths with. We will never forget you Rosie and we love you very much. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands are now at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Unknown The viewing for Rosie will be held on Wednesday July 1st 2020 from 6-8 pm at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, VA. The funeral will be held on Thursday July 2nd at James Square Baptist Church for graveside services beginning at 2 pm.
Monday, 29 June 2020 17:53

Kenneth Odell Harrison

Kenneth "Kenny" Odell Harrison passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on June 28, 2020 in South Hill, VA due to complications following lung cancer. He was 61 years old. Kenny was born on October 14, 1958 in Lawrenceville, VA to his parents, Harvey Odell Harrison and Betty Harrison Franklin. He received his education from Brunswick County Public Schools. After his education, he went straight into the work force where his “I can do it all” skills obtained him multiple job opportunities at companies such as Abell Lumber, International Veneer Company, Elberta Box and Crate and more. In his spare time when he wasn’t working or spending time with family, Kenny enjoyed hunting, planting his garden, riding his self-built Harley Davidson motorcycle, building whatever came to his mind, and fixing anything that was broken that he thought needed to be fixed. He could literally fix anything whether it was a piece of equipment, a car, a leaking roof, a broken window, or a broken TV. Kenny is preceded in death by his father, Odell Harrison and step-father, James Franklin. Kenny leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Wei Wei of South Hill, VA; his two daughters Jennifer Ward and Amber Harrison of Lawrenceville, VA; his youngest daughter Kendel Harrison of South Hill, VA; his mother, Betty Harrison Franklin of White Plains, VA, three grandchildren, Ezra, Karter and Kaylee of Lawrenceville, VA; one sister Donna Reekes (Tommy) of White Plains, VA; two brothers David Harrison (Tammy) of Lawrenceville, VA and Scott Harrison (John) of Santa Fe, New Mexico; nieces Christy Crane (Kurt), Angie Martin (TJ), Jessica Harrison (Jordan), Debra Harrison and Phyleshia Harrison; multiple great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and a host of other family members and friends. A public viewing will be held on Tuesday June 30th, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. A funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020 in the chapel at Williams Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA.
Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:03

Tommy Gayle Clary

CLARY, Tommy Gayle, 82, of Raleigh, N.C., went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 25, 2020. He was born on January 18, 1938, in Lawrenceville, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eldridge “Al” and Frances. He is survived by his children, William Eldridge “Al” Clary (Tanya) of Stony Creek, Va., Stacy Dunn (Barry) of Raleigh, N.C., and Tamara Clary of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren Nash Dunn, Lance Dunn, Mary Ryann Clary, Ashton Clary; great grandson James Dunn. He is also survived by his two sisters, Dian Munick of Virginia Beach, Va., and Bonnie Wallace of Wilmington, N.C., as well as nieces and nephews. In 1960, Tommy received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Citadel, where he also played collegiate baseball. Following graduation, he played for the Chicago White Sox organization for two years. He had a long and accomplished career as a superintendent for construction companies, building and repairing bridges in Virginia and North Carolina. In 1997, Tommy was inducted into the Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame as a four-year starter on the baseball team as a third baseman and outfielder. He will be laid to rest at the Oakwood Park Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Va, following a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Transitions LifeCare, transitionslifecare.org, or The Citadel, go.citadel.edu.
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 10:58

John Anthony Matel

MATEL John Anthony Matel, age 65, of Vienna, VA, passed away on June 22, 2020. He was born in Milwaukee, WI to the late John Matel Sr. and Virginia Haase Matel. He is survived by his wife, Christine M. Johnson; his daughter, Mariza Matel (Brendan Williams); his sons, Alex and Espen Matel; and his sister, Christine Matel Milewski (Greg Milewski) of Oak Creek, WI. After serving 32 years as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, John became a self-professed “Gentleman of Leisure…a sometime diplomat, conservationist & seeker of insights.” John purchased his first forest land in 2005 near Lawrenceville, VA, and as a landowner, certified tree farmer & naturalist, managed nearly 500 acres of Virginia forest for timber, wildlife and water quality. He actively served on boards for Virginia Tree Farm Foundation and the Forest History Society, and promoted southern pine ecology and working landscapes. John led by example, and worked to restore longleaf and shortleaf ecosystems on dedicated parcels of his land, a promise for the future and a beauty today. John’s diplomatic posts with the U.S. Department of State in Brazil, Norway, Poland, Iraq, and the U.S., let him do what he loved: working to understand societies, information and behaviors, and shape strategies to engage networked publics. His proudest accomplishments included working with Iraqis to rebuild their communities after ousting al-Qaeda in Anbar Province, and sending over 26,000 Brazilian students to study STEM fields in top American universities. His career in diplomacy included broadening experiences as President of the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, Senior International advisor at Smithsonian Institution and State Department Fellow at Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Directed Gifts. Online condolences may be made at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Sunday, 21 June 2020 18:38

Almeda Pearson Fletcher

Celebrating the Legacy of Almeda Pearson Fletcher Almeda Pearson Fletcher age 64, was called home from earth to eternity at Accordius Health assisted living facility in Emporia, Virginia on June 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Andrew Pearson and Bessie Randolph Pearson; her mother-in-law, Gracie Fletcher; one brother, Bobby Leon Pearson; three sisters, Rosemary Mason, Mattie Sue Davis and Betty Jean Fields; three brothers-in-law, Charles Fields, Sidney Mason and Carl Goode. She leaves a legacy of love and precious memories to her loving husband of 42 years, Alvin Fletcher and devoted daughter, Kendra Fletcher, two brothers; Arthur Pearson and Harvey Pearson (Sonya), two sisters; Ella Goode and Martha Pearson; her sisters-in-law, Mildred Holmes, Sheila Mills and Andrea Anderson; two brothers-in-law; Leroy (Myrtle) and Sam Davis; she also leaves precious memories to a host of nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a public viewing on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Lawrenceville, Virginia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Randolph Family Cemetery in Freeman, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the F.L. Manning Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 154 Westward Road, Freeman, Virginia 23856. Williams Funeral Home will provide arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Friday, 19 June 2020 20:42

Dorothy Baskerville Rainey Wilson

“The Journey of Dorothy Baskerville Rainey Wilson (Dap)” To him a child is born 29. April. 1942. The former things have passed away 16. June. 2020. After 78 illustrious years Dorothy “Mom” transitioned to the house with no walls, windows, or doors, leaving breadcrumbs for the lilies of her garden. On Tuesday, 16. June. 2020 God was on his evening stroll and decided to peep into room 101 bed A. Mom turned without hesitation and proceeded to follow without a sound. She knew God would only peep once. Mom knew when to move and when to be still. With sincere hearts her lilies wept. Mom’s charismatic personality was represented by her grace, neatness, style, caring heart, and infectious smile. She was the “Mother” to all the family’s generations. She instilled and exemplified many values within the webs of our inner beings. Education, independence, and pride in your character are but a few of the fruits of her wisdom that she so lovingly bestowed upon us. 1962, In love, Edward Rainey Jr. and Dorothy Baskerville Rainey Wilson joined as one and tethered 42 heartbeats to theirs. First Generation Eddie Sr. (Connie), Ethel (Herman), Sharon, Cynthia, Barbara (Gorton), Doris, & precious Wendy (Kian) Second Generation Rashida (Wayne), Tyreek, Trumaine (LaKeshia), Eddie Jr., DaQuintin, Mario, Deonta, ShaRegan, Orion, Ma’Laychus, Sha’Jreka, Darellya, Ma’Teyana, Ziyon, Bishr, Menniya, Ohmegah, Messiah, Selajah, Nyeisha Third Generation JaQuez, Ahzyrek, God’iss, ShaMareon, Kiana, Ga’Sod, Paris, Niema, Ga’Ron, Namir, Trumaine Jr., Kian, Heaven, Ga’Syiah, Jacx Family members entrusted with the task to treasure her memory are siblings Swawnie and Curtis Baskerville, and a myriad of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Although our threads of fate have been severed, the everlasting light of your love will never fade. Immediate family viewing was held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 12pm until 5p. Intimate ceremony at a future date. If desired, monetary donations are to be sent to PO Box 69 Alberta, VA 23821. As the candlelight of our mom continues to burn in our hearts, we would like to say we deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledge all symbolisms of love received. It will always be remembered by the family of Dorothy Baskerville Rainey Wilson.
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 15:04

Lyn Burton "Dink" Slaughter

Lyn Burton “Dink” Slaughter, age 70, of Matoaca, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Linwood Andrew and Bettie Virginia Carpenter Slaughter, and a sister, Jeanette O. Tyler. He is survived by his children, Brandon Lyn Slaughter and Lynsey Slaughter Brubaker (Chad); a grandson, Stephen Chase Brubaker; his devoted partner, Barbara E. White; siblings, Dolly N. Crowder (Calvin), James R. “Bud” Beck, Jack M. Beck (Cindy), Betty S. Bower, Nancy S. Wall, and Bonnie S. Perkinson, brother-in-law, Dean Tyler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dink served his country in the US Army Reserves. He retired from VDOT after 20+ years in various positions. Dink began working for the Colonial Heights Parks and Recreation department in the 1990’s supervising the adult softball leagues. In 2002, Dink was hired as a part-time groundskeeper in the Parks division for the City of Colonial Heights. He was a valuable and active member of the Richmond Shag Club, Virginia Shagger’s Hall of Fame, and National Living Legends of Dance. Dink and his partner, Barbara, taught shag lessons for the club, the adult education program of Powhatan County and at numerous community and fundraising events. He was a favorite partner of the ladies of the RSC. He worked especially hard to raise funds for Camp Fantastic, a week-long summer camp for children with cancer or who were in remission for 3 years or less. Dink was a big Cavaliers sports fan and traveled to many football and basketball games. Go Hoos! He was a member of the Community Hunt club in Dinwiddie. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, NASCAR (Go Den Den), dancing and spending time with his family. Dink made friends everywhere he went and his friends and family will miss him greatly. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, N. Dinwiddie, VA, 23803 followed by a funeral service 4:00 p.m. Interment will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 at Southlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Specialove at 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 12:46

Mary Alice Elder

Mary Alice Elder, age 78, of Chester, VA, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020. Born in Petersburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late Harry Preston and Catherine Harris Mayton. She was also preceded in death by a son, PFC Joe Elder, a grandson, Timmy Outlaw, Jr., two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her children, Angela Campos, Anna Childress, and Doug Elder; grandchildren, Lusina Mirtcheva, Mary Jo Reaves, Donna Hernandez, Maria Bishop, Desarey Gamez, Kayla Gamez, Jordan Elder, and Abby Elder; great-grandchildren, Ismael Diaz, Jr., Tristan Mirtchev, Alex Mirtchev, Gabriella Campos, Julia Humphries, Tripp Humphries, Bella Bishop, Landry Bishop, Dansby Bishop, Presley Bishop, Daniela Barahona, Nathan Barahona, and Rosalie Flores. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrencevielle, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 01 June 2020 17:32

Dorothy Ruth Seward Blanton

Dorothy Ruth Seward Blanton, “Dottie”, passed away at CMH-VCU Healthcenter on Sunday May 31, 2020. She is survived by her husband Ronnie Blanton, Sr.; her three children, Sherry White, Ronnie Blanton, Jr. and Paul (Lena) Blanton; six grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy) Easter, Tyler Blanton, Tavaria Blanton, Tristian Blanton, Kaley Blanton and Ronnie Blanton; one great granddaughter, Paris Alston; three siblings, Nancy White, Earnest (Phyllis) Seward and Vivian (Earl) Stamper; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Affectionately known as Dottie, she loved her children and especially her grandchildren. Dottie always spoiled her grandchildren and devoted a lot of her time playing games and keeping her grandchildren. She also loved to go fishing, shopping and bingo. Dottie had a heart of gold and she loved helping others. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ruth Seward and her brother, Joe Seward, Jr. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Oakwood Park Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 399, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.