Sarah E. Brooks
FARNHAMSarah Elvira Brooks of Farnham died October 27, 2013.
Daughter of the late Victor and Mary Fluva Tate, she was born September 27, 1932, in Richmond County.
She attended Richmond County schools and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Farnham.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Veney and Sylvia Brooks; sons, Charles Lewis, James Tate, William Brooks Jr. and Bernard Brooks; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lillian Ann Veney.
A funeral was held November 1 at Mount Zion Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Vincent W. Cannady
LOTTSBURGHVincent W. Cannady of Lottsburg died October 26, 2013.
He was born October 23, 1915, to the late Anderson and Gertrude Cannady in Lottsburg.
He was a member of Zion Church at Lottsburg.
For over 50 years he was employed at Fauntleroy Farms, later known as Bon Harbor. He owned and operated V.W. Cannady Groceries and later did lawn maintenance.
He is survived by his wife, Allene; his children, Wellington Bernard of Montross, Virginia Maxine of Lottsburg, Gerald LaMour of Clinton, Md., Michael Stewart of Lottsburg and Lisa Renee of Richmond; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Arneta Taylor of Lottsburg and Florence Martin of Yorktown.
A funeral was held October 31 at Zion Church at Lottsburg with interment in the church cemetery.
Dallas C. Cockrell
HEATHSVILLEDallas Carter Cockrell of Heathsville died October 28, 2013.
He was born November 12, 1949.
He was educated in Northumberland schools and worked in the seafood industry.
He was predeceased by his parents, Isreal and Louise Cockrell; siblings, Raymond Cockrell, Shirley Taylor, Marcella Cockrell, Isreal Cockrell III and Priscilla Cockrell; first wife, Clara Marie Baker; and second wife, Marion Dorthenia Betts.
He is survived by his children, Angela Jones of Burgess, Tamara Bea of Heathsville and Dallas Jr. of Heathsville; stepson, Thomas Cockrell Jr.; stepdaughters, Jackie Curry of Burgess and Latanya Bromley of Wicomico Church; sisters, Zandra Lee of Ophelia, Sandra Bryant of Heathsville and Barbara K. Smith of Kinsale; 21 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held November 3 at Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Heathsville.
Linda M. R. Davis
RICHMONDLinda Marie Rich Davis of Richmond died November 20, 2013.
She was born January 6, 1956, in Kilmarnock to Mary Frances Carter Rich and the late Albert Odell Rich Sr.
She graduated from Northumberland High School in 1973. She eventually settled in Richmond where she worked for Virginia Commonwealth University as an administrative assistant in the Pathology Department.
In 2001, she earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from ITT Technical Institute. She was a member of the the National Honor Society.
She is survived by her children, Tyrone E. Davis Jr. and Raven N. Davis of Richmond; her granddaughter, Tiyana Mia Davis of Richmond; her mother, Mary Frances Carter Rich; her sisters, Myra E.Rich-Smith of Richmond and Dixie D. Jones of Lawton, Okla.; and her brother, Albert Odell Rich Jr. of Lancaster.
A funeral was held November 27 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Reedville. Interment followed in Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Gardens, Kilmarnock.
Norma L. D. Eanes
WHITE STONENorma Louise Douglas Eanes, 70, of White Stone died on November 30, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Rannie and Virgie Douglas.
Mrs. Eanes was a legal secretary for Dunton, Simmons, and Dunton for 46 years.
Surviving is her husband of 52 years, Roy B. Eanes Jr. She was the beloved mother of Cheryl Dunaway, Connie George and Lori Eanes; cherished grandmother of L. W. George Jr. and Tiffany Eanes; treasured great-grandmother of Adrianna Eanes, Jaden George and Ethan Haskiel. She also is survived by sisters Anita Whay and Mary Eanes.
She was preceded in death by her brother, A. R. “Buddy” Douglas Jr.
Funeral services were held December 3 at White Stone United Methodist Church, White Stone. Family received friends December 2 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Boulevard, Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.
Walther B. Fidler
SHARPSWalther Balderson Fidler, 90, of Sharps, a retired judge and former delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, died November 28, 2013.
Mr. Fidler was born in Sharps to Peyton Joseph Fidler and Gladys Balderson Fidler. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1944 with a bachelor’s in history and government. His experience as a Page in the Senate of Virginia during the sessions of 1938, 1940 and 1942 led to his interest in the law and government.
He served during WWII in the Pacific theater as a Lt. (jg) in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Through the benefits of the G.I. Bill, he graduated from T.C. Williams Law School at the University of Richmond in 1949 and joined Charles H. Ryland in Warsaw in the general practice of law.
Mr. Fidler served in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the Northern Neck for 14 years. He later served as director of public affairs for the Virginia Manufacturers’ Association for eight years and was a member of the State Board of Corrections, serving as chairman for two years.
In 1982, he was elected Judge of the 15th District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court where he served until his retirement in 1995 as Chief Judge.
Mr. Fidler was a charter member of the VFW Post 2937 in Warsaw, an organizing director of the Richmond County Little League, a member of the Richmond County Ruritan Club and a charter member of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society.
He was a lifelong member of Milden Presbyterian Church, serving as elder for over 50 years. He played an active role in the church as well as the Presbytery of the James.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Peyton Joseph Fidler Jr. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Spencer Fidler; his children, Kathleen Fidler Beane, Frances Fidler Childs, Jane Fidler Dungan, James Robert Fidler II and foster daughter Nancy Thurman McGuire; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life service at Milden Presbyterian Church on December 15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Northern Neck Scholarship Fund at Randolph-Macon College, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland VA 23005.
Eugene S. Forrester
SARASOTA, FLEugene Stewart Forrester, 82, of Sarasota, Fla., died on November 19, 2013, after a long battle with kidney disease and dialysis therapy.
Mr. Forrester was the son of the late Amy and Eugene Forrester of Wicomico Church. He is survived by his brother, W. Mitchell Forrester, and his wife, Sue, of Kilmarnock, and his sister, Anne Forrester Caravati of Richmond.
He also is survived by a nephew, the Rev. Douglas Forrester, his wife, Tracy, and their children, Ellen and Claire of Crozet; and nephew Michael Forrester, his wife, Ursula, and their children, Caroline and Henry of Rocky Mount, N.C.
Mr. Forrester was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a 1958 graduate of Richmond Professional Institute. He retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections.
The family is grateful to Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota for their care and compassion in his last days.
Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 3, at Wicomico Church Cemetery. Family and friends may call at Wicomico United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. prior to the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wicomico Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 298, Wicomico Church, VA 22579, or a charity of choice.
Henrietta C. M. Jones
HEATHSVILLEHenrietta Catherine Muse Jones died October 31, 2013.
She was born September 11, 1924, to the late Carl and Delia Muse.
She was educated in Northumberland schools.
She was employed by the late Mamie Covington for over 20 years. She also was employed by Smith Seafood and Little River Seafood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Lorenzo Muse and James White; brothers, Henry Muse, Ernest Leo Muse and William Muse; and sister, Mabel Parker.
She is survived by sons, John Washington and Ernest Leo Brown; daughter, Terry Muse; stepson, Earnest Carter; sisters, Ruth Cockrell, Thelma Brown, Earlor Crockett, Gladys Odoms, Helen Prescott and Barbara McNair; brothers, Carroll Sr., John Muse, Edward Norris and Marshall Drake; grandchildren, Chris White, LaVelle Riddick, Derrick Brown, Aaron Brown, Yavon Savoy, Lisa Washington and Joy Donaldson; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held November 5 at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses, Heathsville. Interment was private.
B. Eunice Mitchell
KILMARNOCKBlanche Eunice Mitchell of Kilmarnock died October 25, 2013.
She was born September 5, 1922, to the late Mary Caster Mitchell and Lloyd Mitchell.
She grew up on the family farm in Rehoboth Church and attended the Jones Run Elementary and Julius Rosenwald High Schools. She attended Virginia Union University, Richmond.
She served as a substitute teacher, volunteered for years at the local voting precinct and was a bookkeeper for her husband’s construction company.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Jackson Sr.; and her son, Reuben Jackson Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Nathleen Jackson Albright of Lancaster, Calif.; sister, Julia M. Campbell of Baltimore, Md.; her grandchildren, Felita Jackson of Atlanta, Ga., Micheala Albright of Kilmarnock, James Albright Jr. of Boise, Idaho, Reuben Albright of Lancsater, Calif., Jacob R. Albright of Kilmarnock, Joshua Albright of Las Vegas and Darrien Albright of San Diego, Calif.; and 17 grandchildren.
A funeral was held November 2 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Wicomico Church. Interment was in Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Garden, Kilmarnock.
Edith S. Packett
WARSAWEdith Schlarbaum Packett, 89, of Warsaw died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
She was born in Berlin, Germany, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. Her friends and family not only loved her but enjoyed her many talents including art, calligraphy, sewing, knitting, crocheting and cooking. She worked at Northern Neck State Bank and was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Bertram Packett III of Emmerton; daughter, Luise Packett Gordon (William) of Merry Point; brother-in-law, Louis George Packett Sr.; sisters-in-law, Jane Mullin Packett and Rebecca Beazley Packett of Warsaw; daughter-in-law, Anne Beckham; grandchildren, Kimberley P. Gripshover (Robert), James Matthew Packett, Jennifer Gordon Lord (Michael), William C. Gordon III, Matthew Taylor Packett, Selah D. Packett and Marlena M. Packett; great-grandchildren, Robert, David, Noah, Mary, Grace, Sophia, Isabel, Gabrielle, William, Joseph, Jenna, Hannah, Connor and Colman; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Packett was preceded in death by her parents, Heinrich and Luise Schlarbaum; son, Matthew Delano Packett; and husband of 66 years, Joseph Bertram Packett Jr.
Funeral services were held November 30 at Warsaw Baptist Church. The family received friends November 29 at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560, or Warsaw Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 576, Warsaw, VA 22572.
David A. Rice
CHICAGO, ILL.David Arthur Rice of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Heathsville, died October 21, 2013.
He was born August 12, 1939, to Samuel and Elizabeth Rice in Browns Store.
He was educated in Northumberland schools and obtained a bachelor’s in history from Virginia Union University in 1965. He also received a degree in theology, and master’s in literature and reading as well as English.
He taught at Malcolm X College in Chicago and from 1994 to his passing served as an English professor. He was a member of Greater Bethesda Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Turner Rice; and siblings, Samuel N. Rice, Randolph Rice, Thelma Rice, Tommy Rice, Oliver Rice, Mary Lee Samuels and Daniel Rice.
He is survived by his son, Gideon Rice.
A funeral was held November 1 at First Baptist Church, Heathsville, with interment in the church cemetery.
Angela L. T. Rice
LANCASTERAngela Lynette Tomlin Rice died November 3, 2013.
She was born May 20, 1974, to Rose Tomlin and the late James “Peaches” Ball.
She was a member of Queen Esther Baptist Church in Lancaster and a 1992 graduate of Lancaster High School. She attended Job Corps Career Preparation Program prior to pursuing a career in the fast food industry.
Mrs. Rice is survived by her mother and stepfather, Rose and Lee Roy Cox of White Stone; son, Tyler Tomlin of White Stone; husband, Ananais Rice of Heathsville; grandmother, Hazel Tomlin of Kilmarnock; sisters, Shiree M. Ball of Arlington and Victoria Pearl Ball of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Brian, James and Christopher Taylor of Richmond County; stepsisters, Penny Cox and Lanel Maiden of White Stone and Janise Williams of Baltimore, Md.; and stepbrothers Chris Cox of White Stone and Kim Cox of Heathsville.
A funeral was held November 9 at Queen Esther Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Muryline L. Smith
REEDVILLEMuryline Lewis Smith, 77, of Reedville, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Lancashire Convalescent Center.
She was welcomed to her eternal home by her parents, Daniel and Florence Lewis; her husband, Robert L. “Smitty” Smith; her children, James Mitchell Smith and Betty Smith Gaskins; her brother, Frank Lewis; and her granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Smith.
She is survived by her two sons, Andrew B. Self Jr., and his wife, Marian, of Reedville, and William L. Smith and his wife, Cathy, of Kilmarnock; grandchildren, Wade Self, Heather Gaskins Conley, Jamie Gaskins, Brad Smith, Natalie Smith and Daniel Smith; great-grandchildren, Troy and Katelyn Ward, and Brooke and Lacie Self; numerous nieces and nephews; and a son-in -law, Jimmy Gaskins.
Mrs. Smith was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church, Burgess.
Friends called November 30 at Faulkner Family Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in Burgess. Funeral services were conducted December 1 at the funeral home and graveside at Roseland Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Grinnen officiated.
Pallbearers were Wade Self, Jamie Gaskins, Brad Smith, Charles Lewis, Tommy Lewis, Joe Gordon, Mike Moubray and John Ness.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Afton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 579, Burgess, VA 22432.
Online remembrances may be made at faulknerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Paula M. Teeples
IRVINGTONPaula Murphy Teeples, 79, of Irvington died on December 2, 2013.
She was born in Annapolis, Md., on May 30, 1934.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Clinton Teeples; three sons, John Charles Teeples and wife Amy of Reston, Paul Thomas Teeples and wife Grace Kimberly of Richmond and Joe Prince Teeples and wife Kimberly of Alexandria; grandchildren, Andrew, Zachary, William, Moss and Charlotte; and a sister, Joann Langrock of Salisbury, Vt.
Her early childhood, as a military daughter, was a patchwork of travel and a crazy quilt of education. She was a stay-at-home mom until all of the boys were of school age. Then she became a teacher’s aide, later a clerk at National Science Foundation and then a legislative clerk at the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science and Technology. In that job she met many of the U.S. astronauts, plus some Russian ones.
The Teepleses retired to the Northern Neck in 1991 where she became involved in raising ducks and geese, earning an honorary title of “Mother Goose.” She also was active in many volunteer positions, including the Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern restoration in Heathsville, the Tavern Quilt Guild, the Rivah Quilters, the Woman’s Club of White Stone and the Foundation for Historic Christ Church.
A one-sentence description for Mrs. Teeples would be: “She never met a dog she didn’t like.”
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to RW-C Foundation, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA 22480, or Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation, P.O. Box 579, Heathsville, VA 22473.
Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.
Willie M. Webb
WEEMSWillie Madison “ Moon” Webb, 95, of Weems died on November 25, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary C. Webb; several nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Marie Allie of Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. Webb was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was the first draftee for World War II from Lancaster County, which interrupted his training with the Baltimore Orioles and the Babe Ruth Baseball School, but he was eventually honored for his achievements with an induction into the Northern Neck Sports Wall of Fame in 2001.
He was a retired Exxon executive, and the oldest volunteer of the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department carnival. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the Kilmarnock Baptist Church, a member of American Legion Post 86, and active in many organizations in the area.
Funeral services were held November 30 at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, Kilmarnock, with interment in the Christ Church Burying Grounds, Weems. The family received friends November 29 at Currie Funeral Home and on November 30 at the church, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kilmarnock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.