, 2016

Betty L. Johnston
IRVINGTON—Betty Logan Johnston, 94, of Irvington passed away on February 5, 2016.

Mrs. Johnston was born on December 20, 1921, in Paul’s Valley, Okla. She graduated from Northwestern University with a journalism degree, and later earned a master’s in English.

She married Thomas Matkins Johnston, a U.S. Military Academy graduate, on June 7, 1943. They were married 55 years and had four children, Thomas Garrett Johnston, Robert Alexander Johnston, Hugh Samuel Johnston and Ann Logan Johnston.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by three of her children, daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her sisters, Chris and Jerry; and her son, Tom.

Mrs. Johnston was a former English instructor at Northern Virginia Community College and a long-time member of Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock, where she served on the altar guild. She loved reading, gardening, and writing murder mystery novels.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. February 20 at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Johnston’s life.


Faye R. Krentz
OPHELIA—Faye R. Krentz, 83, of Ophelia passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

She is survived by her nephews, J. Edward Smith (Sandi), Bernard L. Smith (Margie), Dennis Tucker and Bill Rogers (Debbie); nieces, Cynthia Rust and Judy Wray (Bill); numerous great-nieces; great-nephews; and a godson, Allen Harrison (Janet).

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Krentz; brother, Morris Lee Rogers; and sister, Marie Rogers Smith.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 7, at Afton United Methodist Church, Ophelia. Interment followed the service at Roseland Cemetery, Reedville.

Family received friends Saturday, February 6, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578; or Northumberland Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, VA 22539.


Edward T. Ryland Jr.
WHITE STONE—Edward Temple Ryland Jr., 63, a lifelong outdoorsman and contractor, died January 29, 2016, of an apparent brain aneurysm suffered in his sleep on January 23.

Temple, a graduate of Lee Davis High School, was an accomplished painter, wallpaperer and furniture refinisher, but a good day for fishing often drew him away from his work. Friends will always remember his kindness and good manners.

He was such an expert on Civil War and Indian relics, which he hunted since boyhood, that he could look at an arrowhead, bullet, button or haversack buckle, and identify its provenance. His obsession with hunting relics was described in an article published in the Oxford American in 2007.

He was born January 23, 1953, the son of the late Edward Temple Ryland Sr. and Elizabeth Wells Ryland. He grew up at Hill Meadow Farm, Old Church in Hanover County, and moved to White Stone in 2000.

He is survived by his sister, C. Lindsay Ryland of Old Church; and many cousins on both sides of the family.

Sadly, Temple struggled unsuccessfully to accept that he had the treatable disease of alcoholism. Blessings to him always as he heals in peace.

Friends and family are invited to gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 12, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 3263 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kilmarnock Volunteer Rescue Squad, 61 Harris Drive, (P.O. Box 333), Kilmarnock, VA 22482.

The family thanks the staff of the VCU Medical Center for their compassionate care.


Catherine S. Scott
KILMARNOCK—Catherine Genieva Seamon Carter “Katie” Scott died February 1, 2016.

She was born on October 2, 1920, to the late Fannie B. Seamon and John Leo Smith at the University Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She grew up in the home of her grandparents, the late James Seamon and Martha Lee Seamon in White Stone.

Mrs. Scott was educated at the A. T. Wright High School in White Stone. In 1947, she graduated from the Fred Hill School of Beauty Culture in Philadelphia, Pa.

She operated a beauty shop in Philadelphia and later returned to Lancaster County and worked as a cosmetologist at an Irvington beauty shop. She later became the owner and operator of Kate’s Beauty Salon in White Stone.

Mentoring many aspiring beauticians, Mrs. Scott was a member of the Virginia State Beauticians Association and the National Beauticians Culturist League in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Scott was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, White Stone, where she served as president of the senior choir, superintendent of the church Sunday school, Sunday school teacher, youth advisor and member of the Missionary Society.

She also served as president of the Northern Neck Baptist Women’s Convention and Educational Commission and Area “6” of the Baptist General Convention. She was a lifetime member of the Northern Neck Baptist Association and the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. She sang and traveled with the Northern Neck Convention Choir.

Mrs. Scott was active in the NAACP, the Crusaders Political Club, a volunteer at election polls, involved with arts and crafts at the Lancaster County Senior Citizens Center, and a member of Red Hatters.

She is predeceased by her son, James Franklin Carter Jr., her late husband James Franklin Carter Sr., and her husband, Thomas Henry Scott.

She is survived by her daughter, LaVerne M. Taylor of Philadelphia; and goddaughter, Pamela Carter Malone of Chesapeake.

A funeral was held February 5 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, followed by interment in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, White Stone.