, 2016
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Zellua B. Frazier
WHITE STONE—Zellua Blount Frazier of White Stone died Monday, May 16, 2016.

She was born January 1, 1933, to the late Lucy Ward Smith and James Blount in Long Island, N.Y.

She graduated from A.T. Wright High School. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, White Stone, where she was active in the Women’s Ministry, the Home Club, the Missionary and Financial Secretary.

She also was a member of the Lancaster County Branch of the NAACP and the A.T. Wright School Alumni Association.

Mrs. Frazier worked 30 years as a florist in Newport News and Northern Virginia at 7-Eleven, and was an insurance agent.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Liston Frazier of White Stone; and stepdaughter, Miranda Williams of Quantico.

A funeral was held Friday, May 20, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

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Thomas Jordon
KING GEORGE—Thomas “Sonny” Jordan of King George died Monday, May 16, 2016.

He was born July 27, 1936, to the late Lewis and Rebecca Jordan. He graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in 1956. He was a member of Little Ark Baptist Church, Dahlgren, where he was a member of the Young Men’s Jubilee Chorus.

Mr. Jordan retired from the naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren after 29 years of federal service. He was a model maker in the machine shop and received numerous Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.

He also was co-captain of the King George Race Team. Mr. Jordan held a U.S. Patent for a Brake Shoe Release tool he designed.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Theresa Jordan; children, Tony Jordan, Lisa Ambers-Johnson, Kim Johnson, Cheryl Henry and Debbie Jordan; grandchildren, Krista and Jeremy White, Cameron Ambers, Kyle Nottage, Kelsey Henry, Veve Spaulding and Erica Collins; great-grandchildren, Jayden Robinson-White, Travis Matthews Jr. and Kaden Collins; brother, Edward Jordan; four sisters, Elsie Jordan, Mae Bland, JoAnne Smith-Brooks and Judy Pryor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Jordon and minister Leroy Jordan; and sisters, Mary Crawley and Jacquelin Jordan.

A funeral was held Monday, May 23, at Little Ark Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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Vera C. Wood
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY—Vera Coberly Wood, 101, of Hampden-Sydney passed away May 15, 2016, at the The Woodland in Farmville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jennings Wood.

Survivors include daughters, Sandy Heinemann (Ronald) of Hampden-Sydney and Leslie Gallant (Edwin) of Westport, Conn.; and son, Gary A. Wood (Ann Tucker) of Burgess; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wood was born in Elkins, W.Va., the daughter of Lula Mae Lemley and Howard Coberly. She subsequently lived in Clarksburg, W.Va.; Washington, D.C.; Alexandria; and Westport. She was an active member of Fairlington Methodist Church, president of the Annandale Women’s Club, Girl Scout leader, and accomplished artist.

Interment will be at a future date at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Hills Hospice, 2250 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or a charity of your choice.

Puckett Funeral Home of Farmville handled the arrangements.