, 2016

Kathryn F. Deihl
REEDVILLE—Kathryn Fisher Deihl, 78, affectionately known as “Kek Kek,” passed away peacefully at her home in Reedville on August 18, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family when she went to be with the Lord.

Born in Northumberland County and raised in Hampton, Kathryn was the third youngest of six siblings. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1956 where she was the head cheerleader and homecoming queen.

She returned to the Northern Neck after meeting and marrying the love of her life, Harold “Teenie” Deihl. They were happily married for 51 years and raised three daughters.

She was a longtime member of Bethany United Methodist Church, where she honored the Lord with her passion for creating lovely, one-of-a-kind flower arrangements every week. She spent countless hours on her floral works of art hoping to bring joy and beauty to others.

Kathryn took great pride in volunteering with the Northumberland County Rescue Squad for over 30 years. She served as an EMT for many years as a member of the squad.

A true lover of nature, she took great delight in sunsets, wildlife, flowers, and all of God’s creation. Her favorite hobby was golf, and she enjoyed spending time and competing against friends at Quinton Oaks, where she was a member. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She never missed a game or event they participated in, no matter the time, place or sport and she was their biggest cheerleader.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold “Teenie” Deihl; her parents, Vernard F. and Anne L. Fisher; and sisters, Louanna Early and Elizabeth Tasker.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Deihl, Kelly Walker, Kristy Hall and husband Randy. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Lindsay Rose (Shawn), Tyler Shearin (Megan), Elizabeth Nash (Christian), Bryce Packett (Katlyn), Blake Walker, Hannah Walker, Kyle Hall, Alex Hall and Mary Kathryn Hall; great-grandchildren, Cameron Nash (Carsyn), Cailey Rose (Pierce), Bayleigh Shearin and Brinley Packett; and sisters, Sarah Atkins and Beckie Midgett; and brother, Frank Fisher.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Riverside Foundation, c/o Peninsula Cancer Center, 7544 Medical Drive, Suite B, Gloucester, VA 23061; or the Northumberland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, VA 22539.


Paula S. Luckham
WHITE STONE—Paula S. Luckham, 58, of White Stone passed away on August 16, 2016.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Maurice Luckham; daughter, Tiffany Luckham; son, Brian Luckham; granddaughter, Dixie Anne Spring; son-in-law, Michael Spring; sisters, Janet Schneider (Ben), Paulette Campbell (Paul) and Myrteen George (Donald); brother, Ronnie Sheppard (Anita); 11 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James O. Sheppard and Elizabeth Davis Sheppard; sister, Ann S. George; and brother, Jimmy Sheppard.

Funeral services were held August 20 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment followed at Claybrook Baptist Church Cemetery, Weems. Family received friends Friday, August 19, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 272, White Stone, VA 22578.


Herbert W. McAden
LANCASTER—Herbert Wesley McAden, 88, passed away at his home Monday, August 22, 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth H. McAden; four children; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Wes attended Washington and Lee University and served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

In the early 1960s, Wes began his career in Washington, D.C., when he was chosen to be executive vice president of the Cotton Warehouse Association. As executive VP, he represented cotton warehousemen across the the U.S. before the Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. McAden also served as an advisor to the National Cotton Council of America and was instrumental in passing agricultural legislation, particularly the Food and Agriculture Act of 1965. 

In the late 1960s, McAden was selected by Cook Industries to be their Washington representative. Cook Industries, based in Memphis, Tenn., was a large grain merchant with heavy involvement in export sales. In this capacity he was a key player in the passage of the Agricultural Acts of 1970 and 1973 which moved farm programs to a more market-oriented system.

Following his time with Cook Industries, McAden was hired by the J.G. Boswell Corporation in California as their representative. The Boswell Corporation is one of the world’s largest farming operations and is headquartered in the San Joaquin Valley of California. 

He retained Boswell as a core client when he established McAden and Associates which he served as president and sole owner until his retirement in 2005 when he moved to the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Above all, Wes, AKA, Daddy Mac, would like to be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grand father.  A true patriot, his love of country was unsurpassed.  A connoisseur of politics, he was never one to back away from a political debate, especially with his children.  He always greeted the world with a warm smile, quick joke and a word or two of wisdom.  He loved food, fun, friends, fishing and all that life on the “Rivah” had to offer.  Dad, “We love you good!”

A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

A reception at the church will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Andrews.


Kenneth D. Sausser
LANCASTER—Kenneth Douglas Sausser, 85, of Lancaster departed this life without warning on August 9, 2016, with his wife by his side.

 He was born at home on February 16, 1931, in St. Albans, N.Y., and was raised in Southampton, Long Island, where he graduated from Southampton High School in 1949.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1950 during the Occupation of Japan-Korean Conflict, and was stationed in Japan in the military air transport, airways and air communications service. Being honorably discharged in 1954 as a staff sergeant, he took advantage of the GI Bill and went back to school, graduating from Long Island Agricultural & Technical Institute with a degree in applied science.

He went to work at Bell Telephone Laboratories as a mechanical engineer for 31 years, retiring in 1989. Ken then started his second career as a handyman, which he enjoyed for another 12 years before retiring for good in 2001.

 He left New Jersey in 2005, moving to paradise in the Northern Neck. Ken enjoyed Sinatra, boating on the Lusty Lobster, raising oysters, splitting firewood for his cozy fires, and watching Corrotoman River sunsets with a glass of wine. He was intensely proud of his daughters and grandchildren, and all of their many achievements. Always with a smile on his face, he touched many lives.

He loved life, his family, friends and neighbors, and they loved him. Ken will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew him. 

He is greatly missed by all.

He is survived by the love of his life for 36 years, Evelyn Smith Sausser; his brother, Donald Sausser (Georgette); niece, Debbie; nephew, Darren; daughters, Dawn Sausser and Laurie Winner (Rick); grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan (Samantha), Jennifer and Corey Bastianelli, Elise and Eric Winner; two great-grandchildren; and his fuzzy buddy, Frankie.

 A celebration of Ken’s life will be held in the fall. 


Sandra W. Treakle
WHITE STONE—Sandra Warwick Treakle passed away on August 16, 2016.

She was born on February 18, 1941, and lived in Weems until moving to White Stone in 1960.

She was a graduate of Lancaster High School and Smithdeal Massey Business College in Richmond. She loved boating, fishing, crafting, traveling in their motor home, and gardening; spending many hours tending and arranging her flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harman Chilton Treakle; daughter, Kathrine Treakle Goodwin; her husband, Glen Goodwin and daughter, Emory Hargett; daughter, Sandra Treakle McKinney; son, Harman Chilton Treakle Jr.; loyal companion, Estelle Scott; and devoted Shih Tzu, Precious.

Memorial services were held August 19 at Irvington Baptist Church, Irvington, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 272, White Stone, VA 22578.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

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