Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Sunday, 14 February 2021 15:05

James "Jamie" Gregory Avery

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, heaven gained a special angel, James “Jamie” Gregory Avery, 74, of Colonial Heights, VA. He was the son of the late Francis Hamilton Avery and Jacqueline “Jackie” Avery. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank “Frankie” Hamilton Avery. He is survived by his loving wife, Julie Cannon Avery; children, Courtney Lynne White, James Brandon Avery and Leslie Morgan Jones; granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Fowler; sister, Pamela Lee Avery; brother, Scott Hamilton Avery; beloved fur-baby, Abby, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jamie served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a commercial sales representative from Sherwin Williams Paint Company. Jamie was a loving and dedicated husband, father, Paw Paw, brother, and friend to all he knew. He was an avid Redskins fan, loved to travel, loved the beach and was an expert grill master and cook. He was a quick witted jokester who had a huge heart and brought a smile to everyone’s face. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Colonial Heights SPCA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Friday, 12 February 2021 09:52

Gavin Lane Frye

Gavin Lane Frye, 18, of Chester, Virginia, formerly of Dinwiddie County, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 8, 2021. Gavin was born on May 28, 2002, in Petersburg, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis Frye. He will be forever missed by his father, Elvis Frye; mother, Lani Richardson and step-father, Greg Richardson; brothers, Preston and Rylan Frye; and bonus siblings, Nicholas and Landis Richardson; grandparents, Robert and Celia Childers, Uncle and godfather William Sparrow, Uncle Robert “BJ” Childers, Jr., Aunt Meghan (Corey) Lake; Aunt Mary Pace (James); Uncle William “Billy” Frye; Aunt and godmother Tiffany Millis, Aunt Amber “Bambi” (Brian) Cox; and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that meant the world to him. Gavin enjoyed life to the fullest and loved everyone he ever met and never knew a stranger. He lit up every room he ever walked into and made the world brighter just by being in it. As much as he was always the center of attention, he made everyone feel as if they were the most important person in the world. His laugh was infectious, and his cool guy smirk would melt your heart. He was both of his brothers’ keepers and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. He loved spending time with his family whether it was having their favorite movie nights together or playing board games, as long as they were all together, he was happy. He loved family, he loved friends, he loved life, but most of all he loved Jesus. He loved the Lord with his whole heart and would tell anyone and everyone whether they wanted to hear it or not. He had a passion to spread the gospel and a gift of loving everyone in an amazing way. He has touched so many lives and his love will live on in our hearts forever. Gavin’s family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2021 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com. #LivelovelikeGavin
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:45

Glenn William Russ

Glenn William Russ, age 92, a longtime resident of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Carpenter Russ; two sons, William T. and Jerry W. Russ; and two step-children, Perry and Calvin Carpenter. He is survived by three children, Donald R. Russ (Brenda), Glenn Mitchell Russ (Geraldine), and Christine R. Smith; two step-children, Larry Carpenter (Joyce) and Linda Adams; daughters-in-law, Judy Russ and Teresa Carpenter; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville.
Sunday, 07 February 2021 16:53

Sallie King Allgood

Sallie King Allgood, widow of William Kenneth Allgood, died Saturday, February 6, 2021. She is survived by a sister, Lucille K. Taylor as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brunswick EMS, PO Box 399, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville.
Saturday, 06 February 2021 14:22

Clifton Elliott Carpenter

Clifton Elliott Carpenter, age 79, of Richmond, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. A graveside service was held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Barnes Family Cemetery in Dolphin, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to buy a pair shoes for yourself in his honor!
Thursday, 04 February 2021 17:41

Marshall Hugh Thompson

Marshall Hugh Thompson, age 79, of Gasburg, VA, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Born in Roxboro, NC, he was the son of the late Clarence Hugh and Thelma Ruth Thompson. Marshall retired from Honeywell after 35 years of service. He was a longtime member and Elder of Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and was a member of Old Timers Hunt Club. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a friend to many. Marshall is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mildred E. Thompson; his children, Jackie Thompson (Sarah), Pam Neal (Greg), and Kenneth Hughes (Mandi); grandchildren, Nikki Evans (Brad), William Hugh Thompson (Lindsey), Clint Thompson (Paige), Abbie Thompson, Adam Neal (Emily), Tessa Bush (Alex), Travis Hughes (Alex), and Emily Lucy (Ryan); great-grandchildren, Paisley, Bradley, Charlee, Blakeley, Layla, Graham, Grace Marshall, Watson, and Baby Thompson; brothers, Jerry, Reggie, Doug, and Lawrence Thompson; sisters, Carol Hall and Nita Thompson. He is preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Williams. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 175 Ankum Road, Gasburg, VA 23857, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville.
Monday, 01 February 2021 16:22

Barbara Knott Davis

Barbara Knott Davis, 88, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. Barbara was born in Danville, Virginia on December 7, 1932 to John and Louise Knott. She lived most of her life in Buckingham County. Barbara was an active member of Maysville Presbyterian Church, was a Member of the Young Homemakers of Virginia, the Buckingham Historical Society and the Buckingham Book Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Earl Davis, Sr. She is survived by two children, Henry Earl Davis, Jr. and Cynthia Davis Courtney; two grandchildren, Henry Earl Davis, III and Pearson Harding Courtney; one great-grandchild; Ethan Wyatt Davis. Barbara moved to Hopewell, Virginia in 2000 to be near her children and grandchildren. She became socially active in the Cobblestone Community where she played Mexican Train, was a member of the Bridge Club, was on the Social Community of the Cobblestone Association, and loved going out to dine with her friends. Prior to her decline in health, she attended the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, Virginia. Barbara was an avid collector of vintage items and antiques; she loved a yard sale and going to a Thrift Store. Barbara loved to dress up, read, dance, knit, play cards, listen to music and entertain. She will be missed by her family and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2021 at Merchants Hope Memorial Garden, 11302 Merchants Hope Road, N. Prince George, VA 23860, officiated by Pastor Gibby Elder of Newville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 13:34

William C. "Bill" Knott

William C. “Bill” Knott died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 26, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonide Clayton Knott and Charles L. Knott, and his brother Charles Lewis Knott, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Else Breitstadt Knott, his two children, William C. Knott, Jr. and Stefanie Ryan Knott, and his sister, Margaret Knott Harrison. Bill was born, raised and spent the vast majority of his life in Dinwiddie, Virginia. He attended Dinwiddie Public Schools and the University of Richmond. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1961, spending two years in Germany where he met his lovely bride. He held jobs in both the public and private sector, working as a loan officer fresh out of the Army, then as County Administrator of Dinwiddie County from 1970 to 1987, and finally as an insurance agent from 1988 to 2007. Bill loved everything about Dinwiddie and was heavily involved in the community. He was a member and past Commander of The American Legion, Dinwiddie Post 149, worshipped and taught Sunday school at Lebanon United Methodist Church, was a member of the Dinwiddie Ruritan Club, and was the voice of Dinwiddie General’s Football for over 50 years. Bill was an avid gardener throughout his life. For many years he would have a very large garden and take his harvest around to the elderly and others in the community so they could have fresh vegetables and conversation. Finally, Bill was a self described sports fanatic and always rooted for Dinwiddie High School Athletics, Richmond Spiders Athletics, Washington Football Team football, and Detroit Tigers baseball. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Southlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Legion, Dinwiddie Post 149 or Lebanon United Methodist Church. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 14:56

Richard Andrew Gwizdale

Richard Andrew Gwizdale, age 78, a resident of Brunswick County, VA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:35

Lloyd Meade "Buck" Harrison, III

With the Grace of God and unrivaled strength, our beloved Lloyd Meade “Buck” Harrison, III, passed into his Creator’s heavenly kingdom after a courageous battle with Covid. He was 57. Throughout his month long battle, he remained optimistic and continually gave a “thumbs up” to his healthcare team and family, who were able to FaceTime him. He was able to personally be with his family during his final hours. Buck was born on November 18, 1963, in McKenney, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Meade Harrison, Jr. and Suzanne Peebles Harrison, and his brother Charles Holton Harrison. He was the grandson of Lloyd Meade Harrison and Lois Ferrell Harrison of McKenney, Virginia, and Marion Wooten Peebles and Dorothy Holton Peebles of Lawrenceville, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Kei Harrison, of Emporia, Virginia, sons, Stanley Meade Harrison and Holton Winfield Harrison of McKenney, Charles Henry Harrison of Richmond, Virginia, and Lloyd Benjamin Harrison of Oceanside, California, his brother, Marion Peebles Harrison, his sister-in-law, Avery Hesford Harrison of Duck, North Carolina and brother-in-law, Brian Kei of Chester, Virginia, nieces Suzanne Harrison, Morgan Kei and Kacey Kei and nephews, William and Smith Harrison. Known as “4 boys Harrison”, his sons were his life. Family would often characterize him as “Mama Buck” because he was a lot like his own mother in his instincts and care for his sons. To those who knew him best, he will be remembered as a quiet, honest, dependable, and good man; always quick with a nickname and witty comment. He enjoyed many visits from his family to his grandparents’ home place, right across the road from his own farm, where he was so happy to pass on traditions of hunting and stewardship of the land. Buck is survived by many family and friends who attended Brunswick Academy. Those friendships have lasted a lifetime. Buck started playing football in 1978 and fell in love with the sport. It is amazing the details he could remember from his many games. He also played basketball but often joked that he felt he was more of a training tool to prepare the other players. He was fine with that. Buck’s love for football and Brunswick Academy lasted well into his adulthood, where he served on the Board of Directors and helped coach the Junior Varsity Football team and was famous for the second string known as “Buck’s beagles”. He wanted to give those guys a chance at playing in the game too. Buck loved his family and friends, and he also loved his family farm, Sunnyside, named for the sunny side of the Nottoway River, only about a mile down the road. Buck was a good shepherd. He started in the cattle business with his father right after his graduation from Virginia Tech in 1986. He cared for the land and his cattle with tender loving care and constant vigilance. Many a kid in the area when they would see a cow in any field, not particularly Buck’s, would say “Buck’s Cows!” You could say he had his own brand. After Brunswick Academy, Buck attended Virginia Tech earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Education. He loved his Hokie Football and was an avid season ticket holder for over twenty years. He was a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church located across from his farm. He served as Senior and Junior Wardens as well as treasurer on the Vestry. A private funeral service will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd, at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life Service will be planned for later in the year when circumstances allow. The family will be forever grateful to the staffs of Chippenham Hospital and Crewe Medical Center for their wonderful care and support. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Post Office Box 357, McKenney, Virginia 23872. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.