, 2016

Ann T. Billups
MATHEWS—Anne Trammell Billups died peacefully October 20, 2016, at her home in Mathews.

She was born in 1924 and raised on a family owned and operated dairy farm in beautiful McLean. Mrs. Billups was 92.

She was preceded in death by her parents, French and Beulah Trammell; brothers, Joseph and French Trammell, a loving sister and best friend, Nancy Robeson and a devoted husband of 61 years, Andrew Billups.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Selph and husband, Charlie, of Mathews; two sons, Andrew J. Billups III and his wife, Marcia, of White Stone, Tom Billups and his wife, Sue Ellen, of Richmond; six grandchildren, Drew Billups of Richmond, Trammell Beckmann (Brian) of Richmond, Claire Lewis (Jeromy) of Richmond, Kelsey Billups of Ohio, Brian Hudgins (Jennifer) of Gloucester and Scott Hudgins (Stephanie) of Newport News. She is also survived by seven great-grandsons.

Anne graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in education. She taught and was an administrator at the Gloucester County Day School in the 1970s and early 80s.

She loved giving to others and among other endeavors, volunteered for over 5,000 hours at Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester. She was an active member of Westville Christian Church in Mathews. Some of her favorite pastimes included gardening, reading, cooking and peaceful rides in her paddleboat. Though she missed the beauty and responsibilities of her childhood spent on her family farm, she deeply loved the close-knit community of Mathews where she spent her last 70 years.

The family appreciates the love given by neighbors, caregivers (Nancy, Jody, Gail) and extended family, especially during the last few months.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 24, at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews. A Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in the funeral home Chapel. Burial followed in Trinity Cemetery, Foster.


Robert L. Clatterbuck Jr.
LIVELY—Robert Lewis Clatterbuck Jr., 76, a resident of Lively, passed away in Front Royal on October 16, 2016.

He was a retired account manager in the printing business for many years. While living in Lively, he was active in town goings on and very active in the Lancaster Moose. He served as treasurer and also the District 3 Prelate.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Avery; and a brother, Donald Clatterbuck.

He is survived by his two sons, Thomas Edward Clatterbuck, Philippi, W.Va., and Michael David Clatterbuck and wife, Kimberly of Marshall; brother, Mark Clatterbuck and wife, Michele, of Richmond; three grandchildren, Coy Noelle Clatterbuck of Montclair, Amber Nicole Clatterbuck of Manassas and Ryan Michael Clatterbuck of Manassas; two step-grandchildren Brittany Nicole Darnell and Krysta Dawn Darnell and his special friend, Robin Freedlander.

A Memorial Service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Moser Chapel 233 Broadview Avenue. Warrenton, VA, 20186, 540-347-3431, online condolences at moserfuneralhome.com.

An additional Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge.


Odell S. Fisher
ITWALTON—Odell Stone Fisher, 91, of Litwalton passed away on October 20, 2016, at the Lancashire Convalescent & Rehab Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Odell was born in Alapaha, Ga., on January 6, 1925. She was the daughter of the late John Henry and Dosha Mae Stone.

She was married to Albert Fisher and during World War II while he served in the U. S. Navy, Odell worked on the assembly lines in Baltimore, Md., making parts for war planes. Odell was employed by Coburn Optical in Lively, as an eyeglass lens inspector until the plant closed in 1985.

In addition to her parents, Odell was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Fisher; her sons, Gene and John Richard Fisher; six brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Harcum of Hampton; her son, Edward and wife, Bonnie, of Charles Town, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives including sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held October 22 at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, with Rev. Carlton Milstead officiating. Interment followed the service at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lively. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church, 1712 Lara Road, Lancaster, VA 22503; or Bethel United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 118, Lively, VA 22507.


William R. Gibson
KILMARNOCK—William Ross Gibson, 96, died September 2, 2016.

Bill retired to the Northern Neck 30 years ago. He enjoyed an active retirement being involved in various charitable, social and faith-related activities as well as boating and golf.

Bill was a World War II veteran serving in submarines. He was awarded, among other citations, the Silver Star and Presidential Unit Commendation. He remained in the U.S. Navy after the war for 20 years commanding a submarine, a destroyer and was executive officer on the Admiral’s flagship for the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean during the Lebanon crisis.

After military service, he was employed in management and technical support of NORAD and anti-submarine warfare developments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy.

He is survived by his sons, Richard, David and Peter; his daughter, Mari; his grandchildren, Amy and John David; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Jack and Lila; and brothers, Robert and Richard.

A celebration of life service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. November 5. Interment will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The David B. Nichols Health Clinic, 16186 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440; or to the charity of your choice.

Garnett R. Hall Jr.
NEWPORT NEWS—Garnett Randolph Hall Jr., better known to many as Randy Hall, of Newport News, formerly of Weems, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at home surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Garnett Randolph Hall Sr.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife, Kelly of 28 years; and their two children, his daughter, Amanda Hall and her fiancé Tim; and his son, Tyler Hall; three grandsons, Carter, Vincent and Max; his mother, Joyce Walker; brothers, Todd Hall and Keith Hall; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Randy spent his career working in landscaping for 34 years. He even had the opportunity to own and operate his own landscaping business for four years prior to his illness. He loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at Amory Funeral Home followed by a service at noon Friday, October 28, at Amory Funeral Home Chapel, Grafton; graveside will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family will then gather at Lebanon Christian Church in Lee Hall following services. Donations may be made to the “Rally for Randy Benefit Fund” at any Wells Fargo Bank.

Donna Jessup Jones
MOLLUSK—Donna Jessup Jones, 60, of Mollusk died suddenly on Saturday, October 22, 2016

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Robert K. Jones; her brother, Ron Jessup of Lively; and her sister, Jody Jessup, also of Lively.

Mrs. Jones was a talented artisan whose body of work included jewelry, artwork featuring pressed flowers, Origami and Calligraphy, as well as sculptural and decorative pieces fashioned from gourds and clay.  Mrs. Jones’ favorite passion was baking (her Biscotti are legendary among her friends and colleagues).

Those whose lives were touched by Donna Jessup Jones, whether dear friends, acquaintances, or even strangers who happened to bump into her, will always remember her warmth and loving kindness, her genuine good will, and her quirky, self deprecating humor. She will be profoundly missed.

There will be a private family service. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578.

Gerard J. Nolan
LOTTSBURG—Gerard Joseph Nolan, 82, of Lottsburg passed away on October 23, 2016.

He was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on October 4, 1934. At age 2, he moved to Caracus, Venezuela, due to his father’s occupation, and lived there until age 12.

Mr. Nolan attended SUNY Maritime College in Fort Schuyler, Bronx, N.Y., where he received a bachelor’s in marine transportation and a bachelor’s in marine engineering. He also received a master’s in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University.

His distinguished career included 10 years as commanding officer of the training ship, Empire State, at SUNY Maritime College. His ship was the lead for the Operation Sail in the U. S. Bicentennial. He served with Military Sealift Command during both Gulf Wars and was commander of numerous oil tankers, freighters and cargo ships. He was also acting vice president of the college and received many accommodations.

He was a 45-year member of the Knights of the Columbus, including 3-year terms as grand knight and past grand knight and 2 years as head of 4th degree. Mr. Nolan was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Military Sealift Command and American Maritime Officers.

Mr. Nolan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Nolan of Lottsburg; son, Kevin Nolan of Grapevine, Texas; sister, Frances Miller of Port Richie, Fla.; grandchildren, Jamie Nolan Blanco (Ricky) and Michael Nolan, both of Richmond; a dozen nieces and nephews and godchild, Renee Farkas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Anne Nolan of Hempstead; son, Michael Nolan of Kilmarnock; brother, Donald Nolan of Reston; and sister, Nancy Thierman of Atlanta, Ga.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Family received friends 7 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, October 26, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

A. Crenshaw Reed Jr.
IRVINGTON—A. Crenshaw “Crennie” Reed Jr., 91, of Irvington passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on October 14, 2016, at his residence.

Born on March 9, 1925, in Norfolk, where he resided until moving to the Northern Neck in 2000, Crennie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Susan Roberts Reed; his three children, Anne R. Harper, A. Crenshaw Reed III (Missy) and James R. Reed (Michelle); his seven grandchildren, Susan L. Gray (Seth), Elizabeth H. Garrison (David), A. Crenshaw Reed IV (Emily), Cullen W. Reed (Abby), Lea B. Lemon (Trevor), Caroline R. Vipperman (Joseph) and Anna W. Reed; and his four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, A. Crenshaw and Bertha F. Reed, and his son-in-law, John P. Harper Jr.

Educated in Norfolk, he attended Walter H. Taylor School, Norfolk Academy, and graduated from Maury High School in 1942. He began his college career at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary/VPI, now Old Dominion University, where he was a member and officer of Phi Sigma Service Fraternity.

In 1943, he interrupted his college career to enlist in the Army Air Corps, where he was trained as a bomber pilot and a glider pilot at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

Following his honorable discharge from active duty and his commissioning as a 1st LT in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, he enrolled in the Industrial Engineering Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, where he played center on the basketball team from 1945 to 1948, serving as captain his senior year; was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society, the VPI German Club and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Engineering Fraternity.

Following his graduation, Crennie returned to Norfolk, where he was employed first by Door Engineering Corporation and then by Tidewater Construction Corporation, from which he retired as a vice president. Notable among the TCC projects during his career were the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, along with many bridges that span waterways up and down the East Coast. Following the completion of the CBBT, he was among those from TCC that were inducted into The Moles, a prestigious fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry.

Crennie spent a lifetime in service to the religious, professional, social and civic organizations to which he belonged. He served on the Vestry of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Norfolk, multiple times, including terms as both junior and senior warden. He made his Cursillo in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and served as rector of Cursillo 69 in 1993. After joining Wicomico Parish Church, he served on the vestry and as senior warden.

He was a member and former vice president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. He was a member and served on the Board of the Society of Military Engineers. He was a member and past-president of the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. He served on the Virginia Tech Alumni Board. He was a member and past-president of the Norfolk German Club and the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. He was a 68-year member of American Legion Post 35.

Crennie was an avid tennis player from his earliest years, when his doubles partner was his father, “Ike.” He also enjoyed golf, fishing and family vacations at ‘The Shack’ in Virginia Beach, the Roberts Cottage on Mosquito Point, and at Camp Greenbrier House Party in Alderson, W.Va. He played the banjo-mandolin and loved leading family and friends in making music together.

First and foremost, Crennie was a devoted follower of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His unswerving honor and devotion to his family and friends flowed from his deep and abiding faith.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church, VA, 22579.

Memorial donations may be sent to the German Club Alumni Foundation, 711 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA, 24060; The Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, P. O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA, 24062; Wicomico Parish Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 70, Wicomico Church, VA, 22579; RW-C Foundation Fellowship Fund, Attn: Development Office, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA, 22480; Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA, 23505; or the charity of one’s choice.

Burial will be private. Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, (www.curriefuneral.com) is handling arrangements.

Carolyn D. Shaw
LOTTSBURG—Carolyn “Sugar” Deane Shaw, 85, of Lottsburg went to be with the Lord, on October 18th, 2016. She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by her adoring family. She was the beloved wife of Reginald V. Shaw for 33 years.

Carolyn was born November 4, 1930, in the District of Columbia to Katheryn D. Gates and George W. Gates.

She was a graduate of Washington and Lee High School in 1948 and received a business degree with a minor in education from Radford College. She had a successful career with the Small Business Administration. She started as a typist and advanced to the position of federal investigator all while raising five children.

Carolyn was a member of Fairfields UMC where she served as a lay speaker and charge secretary among other duties. It was a passion of hers to spread God’s word. She was also a member of the local garden club where she held the position of president for two years. One of her favorite organizations was her Red Hatters Club, “Le Rouge Chateaus”

She was also a member of the American Legion Post 117 Auxiliary. She was at one time the United Methodist Women’s president and a member of the Community Singers.

Carolyn was the loving mother of Neale Clouser, Katheryn Daker, Charles Clouser, John Clouser and the late Michael Clouser. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She loved her family, her community and her church. She was a natural leader and never hesitated to assist someone in need. Carolyn had a way of lighting up a room, especially while wearing one of her coveted red hats. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

A viewing, service and reception were held October 24 at Fairfields United Methodist Church. Interment followed on October 25 at Quantico National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 25th at 2pm.

Elizabeth A.N. Sutton
BALTIMORE, MD.—Elizabeth Annie Nickens Sutton of Baltimore, Md., died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Agnes Hospital.

She was born February 2, 1931, in Rehoboth Church to the late Elzie Leroy Nickens and Eva Gertrude Carter Nickens of Kilmarnock.

Annie graduated from Julius Rosenwald High School, Reedville and attended Cortez Peters Business School. A stay at home mom, she also was a teacher, an artist and a stylist. She taught her daughters to sew.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Wicomico Church, and later, Whitestone Baptist Church in Baltimore. She also was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and former member of the Rosemont Neighborhood Association.

She was predeceased by her parents, Elzie Leroy Nickens and Eva Gertrude Carter Nickens; her husband, Louis Howard Sutton; son, Mark Brian Sutton; brothers, Elzie Leroy Nickens Sr., Savington William Lombard Nickens Sr., and Richard Samuel Nickens Sr.

Annie is survived by daughters, Karen Elizabeth Sutton of Baltimore and Wanda Renea Sutton Camper of Hinesville, Ga; sons, Don Xavier Sutton and Dana Andre Sutton of Baltimore; sisters, Muriel Nickens Carter, Francis Nickens Stepter and Sarah Nickens Curry; brother, Luther Nickens, all of Baltimore.

She also is survived by granddaughter, Tiana Nickkiya Renea Camper Patterson; great-grandchildren, Tobias Antwaunn Rasheim, Angelina Zahara Jalene, Maya Kaitlyn Marie and Katherine Chrisette Badriya Patterson, all of Augusta, Ga.

A viewing, visitation and family hour were held October 20 at March Funeral Home West, Baltimore. A wake and funeral were held October 21 at Whitestone Baptist Church, Baltimore.

A viewing and visitation were held October 23 at Campbell Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, followed by interment in the Sutton Family Cemetery, Edwardsville.

Sandie L. Turner
LANCASTER—Sandie L. Turner, 62, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Lancaster on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

She is survived by Jan Williams, her devoted husband of 29 years; one daughter, Carmen Ward of Deltaville; and three adored grandchildren, Darrell, Maddie and Ethan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a nephew and other relatives.

Sandie was born January 6, 1954, in Richmond to the late James H. Turner Jr. and Doris Scroggs Turner. Also predeceasing Sandie was an older brother and two-term Henrico County Sheriff, James H. Turner III.

Following her 1972 graduation from Manchester High School, she attended the Virginia School of Cosmetology and then launched a successful career in hair styling which took her to Lancaster County and eventual ownership of Hair Design Studio in Kilmarnock.

Sandie’s talents and interests extended well beyond her chosen profession. She was a gifted singer who vocalized with the John Clayton Band, Direct Current and The Little Big Band, plus many others. She was a stage performer who teamed often at the Lancaster Playhouse with her cousin, Amy Lewis, whom she loved like a sister.

Sandie was a lover of all animals as witnessed by the small farm where she and Jan lived and raised horses, dogs, cats, chickens and a host of unusual “critters.” An avid traditional mounted foxhunter, she was a member of the Caroline Hunt Club.

Sandie was principal caregiver for her late mother, which led to her strong support and advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sandie Turner lived every day to the fullest. She was everybody’s friend. Her family and her many friends will undoubtedly miss her big smile, that sparkle in her eye, her talent, energy, personality, sense of humor and especially that unforgettable and boisterous laugh.

A  private memorial service as well as a celebration of Sandie’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Currie Funeral Home, LLC, of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

Bruce O. Waller
WEEMS—Bruce O’Neal Waller died October 10, 2016.

He was born June 28, 1959, to Vera Waller and the late Charles Lee Waller.

He was educated in Lancaster schools and he was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.

Mr. Waller was employed at Newport News Shipyard for over 20 years and later at Ransom’s Nursery.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Waller; daughter, Tremaine White; son, Bruce Waller II; grandson, Jer’Miah Waller; mother, Vera Waller; brothers, Ernest Robbins, Johnny Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Rodney Waller, Derrick Jones, Charles Waller Jr., Charles Waller Jr., I, Charles Waller Jr., II, Timothy Waller, James Waller and Noville Waller; and sisters, Etta Lee Waller, Bernadine Waller, Neecy Waller and Shirly Mae Waller.

A funeral was held October 19 at Sharon Baptist Church, Weems. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Inez S. West
COLONIAL BEACH—Inez S. West of Colonial Beach died October 15, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg.

She was born October 31, 1937, to the late Canyon and Ardell Smith of Colonial Beach.

She attended Westmoreland schools.

Mrs. West was a chef at Steve Seafood, Colonial Beach, as well as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Mary Washington Health Care, Colonial Beach.

She was a member of New Monrovia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard West; sons Ronnie and Sterling West; daughters Malinda and Phyllis West; grandchildren, Alicia West, Javontey West, Jamell West, Richelle West and Daisy McDowney; sister, Dorothy Beverly; and brother, Preston Smith.

She is survived by her daughters, Darlean Davis, Stella West, Deborah Peyton and Pamela Sanders; sons, Richard West, Deacon Joseph West and Walter West; sisters, Irene Leak, Lillian Smith, Mildred Peyton, Priscilla Smith, Della Smith, Dorita Byrd, Lucille Smith, Helen Johnson, Verna Salesman, Regina Smith, Odessa Jolly, Clarienice Smith and Phyllis Johnson; brother, Henry Smith; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a close granddaughter Tashawna West, she raised as one of her own.

A viewing was held October 21 and a funeral on October 22 at New Monrovia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach.

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