Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory

Sunday, 03 January 2021 19:29

Marion McMullin Tatum

Tatum, Marion McMullin passed away, January 1, 2021. Born September 21, 1928 in Petersburg, VA to Leonard Aubry and Pearl Beazley McMullin. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Rev. William P. Tatum, Jr., her parents and siblings, Emily Schultz Dunlap, Norman McMullin, and Pearl Roper McMullin. She is survived by her four children, Patricia Poythress (Neil), William P. Tatum, III (Arlene), Jeanette Woodfin (Joe), and Marion Fauver (Dicky). She was a beloved grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She lived her life as a testimony to God, serving diligently with her husband in many churches throughout the United Methodist Conference of Virginia. God was always first in her life. Her sincere, spiritual kindness drew many people to her and closer to God. Part of her spiritual journey included participating in a "Walk to Emmaus", as a pilgrim. It strengthened her personal relationship with Jesus Christ as God's grace and love was revealed to her through other believers. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. We celebrate her new life now residing with Jesus, as we know she had the best New Year ever. Services to be held at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA on Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael H. Browder officiating. Visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Interment at Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gasburg, VA at the conclusion of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olive Branch United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Gasburg, VA 23857. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Saturday, 26 December 2020 14:07

Shirley Acton Whitby

Shirley Acton Whitby, age 82, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Born in Missouri, she was the youngest of 17 children born to the late William Greenberry and Sarah Lillian Calvin Acton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Kay Whitby. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Willie Clifton Whitby; a son, Tim Whitby; a daughter, April Whitby Williams (Jimmy); grandchildren, J.C. Williams (Brennan), Roger Gerome Craft, II, Robert Andrew Craft (Crystal), and Jessica Lane Whitby, as well as several great-grandchildren, one brother, and one sister. The family is planning a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Rescue Squad, PO Box 386, Gasburg, VA 23857 or Gasburg Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 225, Gasburg, VA 23857.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 13:21

Bernard Gary Winston

Bernard Gary Winston, age 62, of Newport News, VA, formerly of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Edmund Pleasant Winston. Gary was employed by Vulcan Materials Company for 22 years. He is survived by his children, Jennifer Clary (Chad) and Dawson Winston; grandson, Cullen Clary; his mother, Beverly Winston-Cassidy; and three brothers, Steven Winston, Eric Winston, and Jeffery Keith Winston. Services will be private.
Saturday, 19 December 2020 16:52

Willard Earl Pulley

Willard Earl Pulley was called to his eternal resting home on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Envoy of Lawrenceville at the age of 94. Affectionately known as “Weto,” he was born on May 18, 1926 to the late Fed and Anna M. Pulley in Brunswick Co., Virginia and was the 4th of 12 children. Willard relocated with his family to Dinwiddie Co. where he attended Dinwiddie Public Co. Schools until he went to work on a farm to help provide for his family. At a young age, Willard joined Rocky Mount Baptist Church in McKenney, VA. Willard enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 then was drafted on January 13, 1946 during World War II as a Private First Class for the Panama Canal Department. After 6 years of service, he moved back to Brunswick Co. a place he called home for the remainder of his life. Weto was a hardworking man that was a long-distance truck driver for Butler Lumber Company until he retired after 25 years, worked on cars, loved to hunt, and was a farmer at trade. He was an avid gambler that enjoyed playing poker and you could always catch him at Mayfield Pool Hall on Friday and Saturday nights. Willard was married the late Carrie “Mallissie” Hubbard on February 1, 1976. Weto was a man that spoke his mind, there was never a dull moment with him, he was a great friend, he always had great stories to tell, and he was a fun-loving man that enjoyed life. You could always find him at Hardee’s every morning chatting with his McGuire buddies about various topics. His favorite line was “when I die, there’s going to be a line of cars all the way to Emporia full of women crying Sweet Daddy is Gone”! He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers John, Fred, Rochester, Stephen, Acrea, James Pulley, and sister Mattie Jones. Left to spread his legacy, one son John of Lynchburg, VA; two daughters Brenda of Gladys, VA and Natasha Hardy of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren Kionne, Tiana and Briana Pulley of Lynchburg, VA; a special step-grandchild Sonia Jackson of Lynchburg, VA; three sisters, Agnes Thorne, Bernice Harvell, Susie Allen; and one brother Eddie Pulley (Pearl); a special friend Joan Rainey, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 14:14

Carter Blose Jones

Carter Blose Jones, age 67, of Dinwiddie, VA, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Anderson and Nancy Elizabeth Livesay Blose, and her husband, Terry Kenyon Jones. Carter was a graduate of the MCV School of Pharmacy and retired after 32 years as a Pharmacist at Hiram W. Davis Medical Center. She was a generous person who always looked for the best in people, but most of all, adored her grandchildren very much. She is survived by her sons, Scot D. Jones (Chrystal) and Ryan K. Jones; grandchildren, Grace Carter Jones, Cole Edward Jones, Avery Wynn Jones, and Kate LeeAnn Jones; sisters, Nancy Lee Davis (Mark) and Betty Dunn (Avery); and nieces, Hunter, Kelly, and Lee. In memory of Carter, please donate to Dinwiddie Volunteer Fire & EMS Co. 1, 13516 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Services are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Monday, 14 December 2020 16:47

Caroline Griffin Fletcher

Caroline Griffin Fletcher, age 60, of South Hill, VA, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Wooding and Ruby Green Griffin, mother and father-in-law, Patricia and Bill Fletcher as well as several aunts and uncles. Caroline worked as a nurse for several years, but most recently, worked at Betsy’s Boarding and Grooming in Clarksville. She was a talented seamstress and dearly loved her fur babies. Caroline will be remembered as an amazing mother and a wonderful friend to many. She is survived by her son, Chase Fletcher (Shawn Lucy); aunts, Lottie Moore, Myrtle Chandler, Glenna Nunn, Helen Blanks, and Jean Daniel; sister-in-law, Lisa Maxwell; brothers-in-law, Tim Fletcher and Scott Fletcher; her “adopted daughter,” Elizabeth Myers and family; and her best friend, Amy Franklin. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Lawrenceville, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Country SPCA, PO Box 14, Clarksville, VA 23927.
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 15:54

Henry Thomas Powell

Henry Thomas Powell, age 78, of Freeman, VA, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020. A son of the late Edward Lee and Thelma Louise Edwards Powell, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Elliott; three brothers, Joe, Nelson, and Walter Powell; and the mother of his children, Gladys Powell. H.T. was an avid hunter and a member of Reedy Creek Hunt Club. He loved his hunting dogs, his family, and his friends. He is survived by his longtime companion, Glenda Layden; children, Marty Powell, Mike Powell (Rodney Miller) and Teresa Simmons (Bunk); grandchildren, Kaitlynn Condrey (Wes) and Madison Powell; great-granddaughter, Kaydence Condrey; brothers, Frank Powell (Louise), Lonnie Powell (Joyce), Edward Powell, Jr. (Carolyn), Wilson Powell (Penny), and Kenny Powell; a sister, Louise Joyner (Stanley); sisters-in-law, Julia Powell and Marie Powell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Reedy Creek Hunt Club, Freeman, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brunswick EMS, PO Box 399, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 07 December 2020 15:11

Ernest Warren Delaney

Ernest Warren Delaney, 88, passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 4. He joins his beloved wife of 60 years, Ernestine, in the arms of the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Loreta Delaney, and brothers Robert Delaney and Harry Frazier. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Kinney, and her husband Chuck, and grandsons Brian and David Kinney. He is also survived by his nephew, Le Frazier, and his wife Gabby. Warren retired to the Richmond area after 32 years with Ingersoll Rand to be near his daughter and her family. He and his wife enjoyed many years of active retirement with involvement with their church, Staples Mill Road Baptist, and travels. Warren was also active with the American Red Cross, including serving at the 9/11 site and in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. A graveside service will be held at Bethel Church Cemetery in Alberta, VA, on Dec. 10 at 2pm. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross, 2825 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA, 23294.
Saturday, 05 December 2020 11:08

Merdith Wyndham Bolling "Bo" Temple

TEMPLE, Major General (Ret.) Merdith Wyndham Bolling "Bo", passed away on November 1, 2020, at his home in Richmond, Va., after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He did so peacefully and surrounded by his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. James E. and Lisbeth Temple; and his brother, Ira "Jack" Mitchell. He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 41 years; daughter, Meredyth Temple and son-in-law, Julius Green; son, Peter Temple; brother, K. Richmond Temple; sister-in-law, Charlotte Mitchell; sister and brother-in-law, Christina and Gerald King; and countless family and friends around the world. Bo graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1975 as a civil engineer, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army. He served in operational engineering commands at home and abroad before commanding the 307th Engineer Battalion (82nd Airborne Division). As a Colonel, Bo was the Commanding Officer of the 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat) (Airborne) Ft. Bragg, N.C. He finished his career as a Major General, serving as the Acting Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers from June 17, 2011 to May 22, 2012. After 37 years in the military, Bo continued to work after retirement on multiple corporate and nonprofit boards; he loved the projects he participated in and the wonderful people he worked with, always excited to tackle a new challenge. Bo's achievements and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Defense Meritorious Medal and multiple other service and unit awards including the Gold DeFleury. He held the Master Parachutist badge and was a Jump Master. In 2010, Engineering News Record magazine recognized Bo as one of its top 25 newsmakers. Bo was always a curious and contemplative person. He read every day, staying up-to-date on new technologies and scientific findings. He was a historian and would voraciously consume books and articles about American and European history. His encyclopedic knowledge and love of learning was infectious. He also enjoyed classic films, especially sci-fi or westerns. His kindness towards all and his love for family were unmatched. He was compassionate, a careful listener and insightful when he offered his thoughts. His children regularly sought his advice on all topics, and he provided wisdom with insight and encouragement, making you feel you could conquer any challenge. He made those around him feel important, capable and cared for – traits that touched all who knew him and changed us all for the better. Despite his setbacks in health over a 13-year battle with cancer, Bo lived a life of love and compassion with unmatched energy and joie de vivre. While there were rough days, every day with him was treasured. Bo always said, "Do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way." Rest easy, your duty is done. Essayons! A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Lawrenceville, VA.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:00

Dennis Earl Brockwell

Dennis Earl Brockwell, age 67, of Gasburg, VA, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, P.G. Brockwell, Jr. Dennis is survived by his children, Bridgette Whetsel, Adam Brockwell, Jesse Brockwell, and Jason Link, several grandchildren; his mother, Jean Malone Brockwell; a brother, Alan Brockwell; and a sister, Peggy Moore. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2020 at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethany UMC Cemetery Fund, 3845 Governor Harrison Parkway, Brodnax, VA 23920. Services are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Live to Ride…Ride to Live.