, 2015


Jeff Cornwell
HEATHSVILLE—Jeff Cornwell, 46, of Heathsville passed away on May 17, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Cornwell; son, Robert Monroe; mother and stepfather, Eileen and Doug Garrabrant; father, Don Cornwell; sister, Debi James; brother, Alan Cornwell; stepsister, Marsha Garrabrant; stepbrother, Mark Garrabrant; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Lorraine Schwebel; nine nieces; one nephew; and one great-niece.

Services were held Monday, May 25, 2015, at Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Family received friends May 24 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.


Andrew P. Dix
WHITE STONE—Andrew Powell “Sonny” Dix, 83, of White Stone passed away on May 24, 2015. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Alice V. Dix; his daughters, Suzanne Dix Keyser (Mark) of Weems, Cindy Bauer of Newport News and Andrea Dix of Chesapeake; his son, Robbie Robertson (Ahn) of Northern Virginia; grandchildren, Katelyn Brown, Katherine Keyser, Trinity, Keithan and Sierra Bauer; great-grandson, Lucas Brown; nieces, Barbara, Karen, Frances and Tammy; nephew, Ronnie; and his beloved pet and companion, Trudy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment will follow the service at White Stone United Methodist Church Cemetery, White Stone. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, P. O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578.


Rosie H. Newsome
LOTTSBURG—Rosie Hatch Newsome, 88, of Lottsburg died peacefully with her family surrounding her on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Newsome and his wife, Mary Dale; her daughter, Glenda Lurba and her husband, Jim; her sister Shirley Harper and her husband, Chuck Robinson; her grandchildren, David Bryant, Pamela Bryant, Timothy Newsome, Rebekah Newsome; her stepgrandchildren, Afton Lurba, Laura Dudley, and Scott Dudley and his wife, Jessica; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Newsome was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jefferson Newsome; parents, Allen and Lillian Hatch; brothers, Louis and Benjamin Hatch; and sister, Roberta Clark.

Mrs. Newsome was born on December 27, 1926, in Mundy Point. She was a resident of Lottsburg for many years until her death.

Mrs. Newsome was a bookkeeper for Travis Moore Tire Shop. She tirelessly worked alongside her husband, Paul, on the farm. She was a U.S. Postal Service rural delivery carrier for 19 years.

Rosie enjoyed gardening and her flowers and most of all being surrounded by her family and friends. She had the gift of hospitality, loved to have people in her home where all enjoyed her delicious cooking. She was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church in Lottsburg where she sang in the choir and served as the treasurer of the cemetery fund.

Visitation preceded a funeral service May 24 at Melrose United Methodist Church in Lottsburg. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melrose United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or the Callao Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com.


Tom Stevens
HEATHSVILLE—Tom Stevens, 88, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his Heathsville home with his family at his bedside.

Born in Plainfied, N.J., Tom grew up in Pittsburg, Pa. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, went to undergraduate school at Haverford College. A rattlesnake bite changed his career plans from medicine to entomology and microbiology, and he completed his doctorate in entomology at Rutgers University.

He was a full professor/director of the teaching laboratories at Rutgers Medical School where he retired after 23 years of service. At Rutgers Medical School, he was particularly proud of his long running federally funded program for minority students.

After retirement, he and his wife, Jeanne, completed a vocational school carpentry program that enabled them to build their Northern Neck post and beam ‘cabin in the woods.’

Tom and Jeanne volunteered at the Northumberland Public Library, where he was an original board member. He also was active in the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS), and a docent at the Reedville Fishermen`s Museum.

Tom was a lifelong naturalist, birder and canoe camper. He enjoyed sailing, and rowing their two-man shell, his ever-present crossword puzzles and a wonderful circle of friends, neighbors and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne; four children; and eight grandchildren, who called him Grannydaddy.

The family plans a memorial remembrance later this year. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Northumberland Public Library in memory of Tom.


William M. Watson
WILLIAMSBURG—William Maynard Watson, 87, of Williamsburg passed away March 7, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian V. Watson; his daughter, Tammy Lynn Bailey; and his son, Jack “Al” Lester.

He is survived by his daughters, Rio Sprague (Norman) of Wicomico Church and Fleta DelBianco (Ed) of Spotsylvania; sons, Charles Lester (Cindy) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rodney Harrison Lester of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Dana, Jody, Charles IV, Timmerie, Russell W., Brandon, Harrison, Jacob and Jesse; a host of great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in World War II, Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. His wife and children accompanied him during his service in Germany and Japan.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Mila United Methodist Church with a luncheon to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mila United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 112, Wicomico Church, VA 22579.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.