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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:38

Hazel Baird Bishop

HAZEL BAIRD BISHOP, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 3, at Brandermill Healthcare in Midlothian, Va. Affectionately known by her grandchildren as Meme, she spent the majority of her life at her beloved home in Rawlings, Va. Her husband, Claude Vernon Bishop, preceded her in death. Hazel is survived by her children Stephen T. Bishop (Toni), C.V. (Pete) Bishop, Jr.(Cydnie), and Brenda B. Raney (Hamlin), 11 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, a sister, Shelby Jean Davis, sister in law, Marie Daniel and her dear friend, Josephine Campbell. Hazel was always a pillar of strength for her family, after losing her husband, at 44 years of age. She was a great cook, although she hated it, and a quiet listening ear, for those who needed one. A graveside service will be held, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11 a.m., Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road, Richmond, Va. 23238 or Lebanon UMC c/o Shelia Duke, 966 Clifton Road, Rawlings, Va. 23876.
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:25

Herbert McKinley Moseley, Jr.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Herbert McKinley Moseley, Jr. of Triplet, Virginia, passed away on September 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. Herbert, Jr. was born February 26, 1942 and lived his life with unparalleled strength, fortitude and spirit. He was a charter member of the Triplet Volunteer Fire Department where he served terms as Vice President and President. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and served as a deacon at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg, Virginia. While he will be remembered for his passion for horseback riding and camping, he will be most fondly remembered for the love he wholeheartedly gave his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; his children, Ann Moore (Tommy), Chris Moseley (Michelle) and Susan Wright (Daniel); his grandchildren, Blair, Katlyn, Garrett, Rebecca, Allison, Jordan, Caroline and Brooke; and his sisters, Lenora Brooks, Sara Irby and Helen Gale Irby. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Fannie Moseley, Sr.; his grandchildren, William and Eliza Wright; his brother, Everige Moseley and his sister, Laura Ann Cannon. The family will receive guests from 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday September 5, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11am Thursday September 6, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Interment will follow at the PHCC Old Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Triplet Volunteer Fire Department, 3548 Triplet Rd., Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or Pleasant Hill Christian Church, P.O. Box 550, Gasburg, VA 23857.
Monday, 20 August 2018 12:22

Edward Henry Smith

Edward H. Smith “Booty” departed this life on August 18, 2018 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Annie B. Smith; sister, Doris S. DuPriest; and brother, William J. Smith, Jr. He is survived by one sister, Alice S. Kellam and husband George; and seven nieces and nephews. “Booty” served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army from 1954 – 1964 where he was stationed in Munich, Germany. After returning home he worked for the U.S. Postal Service as both a postal clerk and a rural carrier. A lifetime member of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the American Legion. A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 13:16

Joyce Ann Whitby Clary

Joyce Ann Whitby Clary, age 87, of Gasburg, VA passed away August 7, 2018. Joyce was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. until she married her love, Aubrey Lewis Clary, and moved to Gasburg, VA. Throughout her life she worked hard. She was the first secretary of the Roanoke Rapids Recreation Center and secretary for J. C. Lucy Lumber Company. She then worked with her husband at Aubrey L. Clary, Inc and Clary Trucking, Inc. which she eventually owned and operated. Joyce was a lifelong member of James Square Baptist Church, where for many many years she taught Sunday school, was the choir director, and was also a WMU leader. She loved to travel and was a lifelong member of the Southside Homemakers. She also served on the board of Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, VA. Family was everything to Joyce. She loved her grandchildren and her family. They will always cherish memories of her favorite holiday, Christmas, weekends at the lake, her Easter Egg Hunts, and endless family gatherings. Joyce is the daughter of the late William Rogers Whitby and Tressie Revelle Whitby Traylor. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Lewis Clary and her brother, William E. Whitby. She is survived by her children, Sherry C. Dail and husband Kenneth and Kerry L. Clary and wife Angelia; her grandchildren, Kenneth Layne Dail, Aubrey Evan Dail, Hunter Lewis Clary, Hannah Carol Clary and Parker Benjamin Clary; her great grandson, Morgan Landen Rethman; her sisters, Betty W. Mitchell and Helen W. White; her brother, George Michael Whitby; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday at James Square Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, VA with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James Square Baptist Church Playground Fund, P.O. Box 643, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Saturday, 04 August 2018 16:39

Doris Wiley Markley Vaughan

Doris Wiley Markley Vaughan, age 95, of Dolphin, VA, passed away at home on August 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Lucius and Annie Taylor Wiley; and by her husband George Percy Vaughan and her granddaughter Marcia Vaughan Brown. She is survived by her brother, Luther W. Wiley; her daughters Sandra M. Liner, Linda M. Carty (Ken), Brenda M. Overby (Stuart) and her step-son Lawrence T. Vaughan (Fely); her grandchildren, Craig Liner; Nikki Kennedy-Amos (Steve), Courtney Borgfield (Ray), Kathryn Carty Chodkiewicz, Jennifer Carty McHargue; Karen Overby Farnsworth (Scott), Ryan Overby, and Kevin Overby; Teri Vaughan and 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Lawrenceville Baptist Church or New Century Hospice in Emporia, VA.
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:21

Beverly Lewis Jackson

Beverly Lewis Jackson, age 65, of Dolphin, VA passed away July 31, 2018. She is preceded in death by her father, John Harman “Achie” Lewis, Sr. and her brother, Billy Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Larry Jackson; her mother, Mable Temple Lewis; her sons, Ryan Jackson and wife Tara and Kyle Jackson; her grandchildren, Kristen Walker and husband Wesley, Amber Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Jordan Jackson; soon to be great granddaughter, Kinsley Walker; her brothers, Bobby Lewis, John H. “Buddy” Lewis, Jr. and Barron Lewis and wife Melissa; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, “Toot” and dog “Huck”. A funeral service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Liberty Church Cemetery, Dolphin, VA. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 at the funeral home, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 67, Dolphin, VA 23843.
Monday, 23 July 2018 15:52

Sally Sanborn Grizzard

Sally Sanborn Grizzard, age 84, of Emporia, VA passed away July 23, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alice Sanborn and her son, Franklin Grizzard, Jr. She is survived by her sons, Wayne Wong, Cyran “PY” Wong , Robert Dale Grizzard and Carl E. “Dinky” Grizzard; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Sanborn, Jr. of Hawaii; and three sisters, Harriett Sanborn of Mississippi, Rita Leroux of California and Lelaini Hill of Oregon. The family will receive friends at the home. The family will have a service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the National Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:55

Steven Burnett Samford

Steven Burnett Samford, age 60, of Richmond, Virginia passed away July 1, 2018. Steve began his 33 year career in the sales field when in moved to Raleigh, N.C. in 1985; where he worked for several car dealerships including Capital Ford and Leith Honda. He then progressed into the mobile home industry where he successfully managed a Palm Harbour Home dealership for several years. After the dealership was sold, he did a career change to mortgage lending. Never afraid to try anything, in 2005 he decided to invest his efforts in insurance sales, and started his own business Affordable Health and Life Insurance where he enjoyed the freedom owning your own business allowed. He was the son of the late Harrison and Odell Samford. Steve is survived by his three daughters, Megan Samford and husband Jeff Raper of Richmond, VA, Lauren Samford of Wilmington, N.C. and Rachel Samford of Raleigh, N.C.; his grandchildren, Naomi Van Schalkwijk and John-Logan Samford of Richmond, VA and William Busch of Wilmington, N.C.; his sister, Judy Britt and husband Donald of Alberta, VA; his nephews Ryan and Adam Britt; his uncle, Ronald Wright of Gasburg, VA and his aunt Betty Martha Poole. A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Bethel Church Cemetery, Alberta, VA. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:27

Valeria Warrix Webb

Valeria Warrix Webb, age 80, of Suffolk, VA formerly of Hancock County, Indiana and Lexington, Kentucky, passed away June 21, 2018. She is the daughter of the late Virgil and Desama Warrix. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, William “Bill” David Webb; her children, Elizabeth W. Petry and husband Lowell and William David Webb, II and wife Maria; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; her sisters, Diane Cooksey of Lexington, KY and Pamela Keramati of Jacksonville, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Valeria was a graduate of Morehead State University, Morehead, KY and Ball State University Muncie, IN. She taught elementary school at Eastern Hancock Elementary in Charlottesville, Indiana for 31 years and for several years at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.
Friday, 29 June 2018 18:02

Richard Jackson Harrup

Richard Jackson Harrup of Sanford, N.C., formerly of Yale, VA passed away June 28, 2018. He is the son of the late Richard Lee and Emma Julia Harrup. He is survived by his children, Kathy Miller, Diane Clary and husband Dick and Julia Lucy and husband Chris; his grandchildren, Amanda Seward (Joe), Chad Fajna (Mivry), Meagan Clary, Brett Clary, Kelley Newcomb (Cory), Shawna Harrup, Brandon Clary (Crystal) and Ryan Lucy (Emily); eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and his sister, Evelyn Matthews and husband Lumuel. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.