, 2014


Jacqueline L. Blencowe
WEEMS—Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Blencowe, 70, of Weems died on August 24, 2014, after a several-year battle with acute Leukemia. She was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Winfree M. Leath.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, William T. Blencowe; her son Joseph T. Blencowe, his wife, Anna, and their two children, Joshua and Sophia Blencowe of Arlington; and her son Todd W. Blencowe and his wife, Carrington, also of Arlington.

Jackie also is survived by a loving family of first cousins, Judith S. Dixon, Joan M. DeChaine, Jean M. Berkeley, James B. Stone, Jr., Katherine R. L. Mann, and Mary Archer M. Lewis, as well as her aunt and uncle, Maude Leigh G. and Malcolm S. Mann.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Eddie Wister and Hallie Dearen Mann.

Jackie attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, where she was a member of the Alpha Theta Chi Sorority, and graduated from John Marshall High School. After high school, she attended Longwood College and graduated in 1965. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Jackie taught in the Henrico County School System for six years. After the birth of her children, she worked as a parish secretary at Church of the Creator, an Episcopal Church in Mechanicsville.

Her family moved to the Northern Neck in 1983, and Jackie began working for the Town of Kilmarnock. After two years, her family moved to Hammond, La., where she worked in an administrative position for the Hammond Square Mall. Jackie and her family moved back to the Northern Neck in 1988. Almost immediately upon her return to the area, she rejoined the staff of the Town of Kilmarnock as town clerk and continued to work in this role until her retirement in February 2012.

Jackie was an avid mahjong player and an active member of Rappahannock River Yacht Club. She held various roles over the past 25 years as a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Jackie loved spending time with her family and taking trips to the beach and to the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially Shrine Mont, a conference and retreat center serving the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, at Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock.

Memorial contributions may be made to RGH Oncology Department, P.O. Box 1449, Kilmarnock, VA 22482; or Shrine Mont, Attn: Development Office, P.O. Box 10, Orkney Springs, VA 22845 (shrinemont.com).

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.


Carley E. Cain
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—Carley E. Cain, 62, of Long Beach, Calif., died August 21, 2014.

Dr. Cain was a physician who practiced in Missouri, Guam and California. He was a graduate of Hampton University and Meharry Medical College. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Cain was preceded in death by his parents, Linwood and Frances Cain Sr.; and brother, Linwood Cain Jr.

He is survived by his sisters, Frances Starke of Hampton, Ga., Barbara Cain of Heathsville and Doris Creek of Capital Heights, Md.; brother, Ronny Cain of Alexandria; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dr. Cain was a loving brother, uncle and faithful friend who will be greatly missed.

A graveside committal service will occur at a later date.

Haisten Funeral Home-McDonough, Ga., handled the arrangements.


Elizabeth Lee J. Cockrell
BURGESS—Elizabeth Lee “Betty Lee” Jones Cockrell of Burgess departed this life on August 23, 2014

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Hobson and Elizabeth “Bess” Headley Jones; her brother, Andrew Hobson Jones Jr.; and her husband, Tiffany R. Cockrell.

She is survived by her son, T. Randolph Cockrell Jr. and his wife, Hoppie; daughter, Rebecca C. Jones and her husband, Rex; son, Odis B. Cockrell and daughter in-law, Ruth R. Cockrell; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. However, all who sat at her dining room table for a home-cooked meal immediately felt like a member of her family.

Betty Lee worked by the side of Tiffany during the years they were building Tiffany Yachts Inc. into a successful business, all while raising children, being active in Fairfields United Methodist Church and several civic organizations.

Betty Lee, or “B.B.” as she was affectionately called, was born on June 30, 1924.

As dementia robbed her of her memories and her ability to talk, her one means of communication was her smile. Any act of kindness and care was rewarded with a smile.

The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. August 27 at Jones Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood. A memorial service followed at 11 a.m.

The family requests memorial gifts be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com.


Evelyn S. Folan
LIVELY— Evelyn Sanford Folan, 69, of Lively died August 21, 2014, with her family by her side. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Frank Thomas Folan; daughter, Vickie F. Beale and her husband, Robert; her son, James “Jamie” W. Folan; five grandchildren, Barbara Sorey and her husband, Darneilus, Victoria Love, Alex Folan and his wife, Brittany, Tray Love and Tiffany Love and her fiancé, Thomas Selph; four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Sorey, Tristan Selph, Olive Folan and Shaviera Brown; her mother, Sarah Potter Sanford; two sisters, Pamela Walker and her husband, Carl, and Delilah Vanlandingham; two brothers, Ben Sanford and his wife, Tina, and John Sanford and his wife, Janie, and a daughter-in-law, Melissa Folan.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas W. Sanford, and her son, Frank “Tommy” Thomas Folan Jr.

Mrs. Folan was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. She will be greatly missed.

The family would like to especially thank Karen Landers who was her caregiver and a dear friend.

Funeral services were held August 24 at Bethel UMC. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends August 23 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560, or Bethel UMC, P.O. Box 118, Lively, VA 22507.


Hannah B. Harper
WARSAW—Hannah Butler Harper, 81, of Warsaw, widow of Paul Goodwin Harper, died August 24, 2014.

Mrs. Harper was a retired telephone operator for GTE/Verizon.

 Survivors are her son, Robert Edward Harper (Connie George) of Kilmarnock; her grandsons, James Robert Harper and Wayne George (Ashley); and three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Bethany and Jobe Harper.

 A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, at Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel, handled the arrangements.


Naomi V. V. Hundley
HEATHSVILLLE—Naomi Vernette Viar Hundley, 91, passed away at her home on Monday, August 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Hundley, three sisters and a brother.

 She is survived by two daughters, Lynette Loftus (Chris) of Chester and Almeda McKenney (Mike) of Callao; five sons, David Hundley (Madlyn) and Robert Hundley of Heathsville, Carroll Hundley (Kathie) and Charles Hundley (Katie) of Richmond, and Jean Hundley (Kathie) of Fairfax; 18 grandchildren, Krista H. Sisk, Paul Hundley, Jason Hundley, Heather H. Champ, Erin Hundley, Matthew Hundley, Chad Hundley, Elizabeth Hundley, Charles Hundley, Rhett Parker, Amber Hundley, Stephen Loftus, Ellynn Loftus, Lauren Hundley, Sarah H. Morris, Julia H. Self, Caroline McKenney and Patrick McKenney; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She also is survived by three sisters, Shirley Faulconer of Culpeper, Marjorie Green of Fredericksburg and Geraldine Clark of Lady Lakes, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

 Mrs. Hundley was a member of Smithland Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught children’s Sunday school for over 65 years. She was active in the Woman’s Missionary Union within her church and the Rappahannock Baptist Association, supporting local, national and international missions.

Born in Amherst County on May 13, 1923, Vernette and Ralph met in 1942 at a church conference at Massanetta Springs. Their marriage in 1944 began a life united in dedicated service to their family, church and community until his death in 1986.

 A service to celebrate her life will be held at noon Saturday, August 30, at Smithland Baptist Church, Heathsville. Interment will follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smithland Baptist Church WMU.

Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel, handled the arrangements.


Teague C. Miller
LEESBURG—Teague Curtis Miller of Leesburg passed away suddenly on August 20, 2014 at the age of 41.

Though far too short, his life endures in the countless memories he created for the many people he touched and the lasting influence he’ll have on those he leaves behind. Teague’s energy filled the room; his humor was infectious; his smile was bigger than life.

He loved golf, fishing, the Redskins, Natural Light, Labrador retrievers, Mel Brooks films, a good ‘80s hair band, long nights at a card table and long days on the river—not necessarily in that order. Mostly, though, he loved his family and his friends, for whom he had great devotion and boundless love.

Teague was born in Fairfax on June 11, 1973, raised in Leesburg before the arrival of outlet malls, and graduated in 1991 from Loudoun County High School, where he studied Latin and excelled at tennis. The friendships he forged in his earliest years lasted to the end.

He is survived by his mother, Marlene Miller; his sister Denise; his brother Scott; and his nephew and niece, Tristan and Bailey. In addition to his aunts and uncles, he leaves behind his other “brothers and sisters”—his cousins and childhood playmates who grew up to be his forever friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James “Butch” Miller, the luminary of Teague’s world whose inspiration cannot be overstated.

As we grieve the loss of our family member and friend, may we honor his memory by remembering how he lived, rather than how he died.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m Saturday, August 30, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Cr. SE, Leesburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 (afgsp.org), or Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 246, Palmyra, PA 17078 (lrr.org).

On line condolences may be sent LoudounFuneralChapel.com. 

Virginia M. Ruddell
WEEMS—Virginia May Ruddell, 76, devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend and caretaker went home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2014, at her home in Weems, surrounded by loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Ruddell; and a foster son, David P. Dasch.

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia MacLelland and husband John of Mechanicsville, Deborah Scott and husband Ken of Braunfels, Texas, and Shirley Gary and husband Bill of Weems. She also leaves behind six sisters; one brother; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; an adopted son, David A. Dasch of Canada; and four foster sons, Thomas F. Jeter of Gloucester, Robert E. Dasch of Maryland, James E. Dasch of Morattico and William F. Dasch of Morattico.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at Warsaw Church of God. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.
Wendell M. Waggener
WEEMS—Wendell Martin Waggener passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, at his summer home in Weems.

“Wendy,” as he was affectionately known, was born in 1951 in West Palm Beach and grew up in Lake Worth, Fla.

He came from a family of sport-fishing captains. His father, Captain Charles “Red,” was very well-known as one of the pioneer Captains of the Boynton Inlet. His brother, Ray, who predeceased him, was also a sport-fishing captain.

Wendy was a successful billfishing captain off the Palm Beach County coast, the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras.

He graduated from Lake Worth High School and held an associate’s from Palm Beach Community College.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Troubetzkoy of Singer Island, Fla., and his nephews, David Waggener of Wellington, Fla., and Christopher Waggener of Lillington, N.C.

A memorial service is being planned for friends and family in about a month near his home on Singer Island.
Doswell R. White
KILMARNOCK—Doswell Rice White of Kilmarnock died August 18, 2014. She was born in Alfonso on December 17, 1919, to the late Addie and Eva Bryant Rice.

Doswell also was preceded in death by two siblings, Russell Rice and Pauline Marsh, and her husband of 50 years, Gilbert “Bill” S. White.

Surviving family includes her daughter, Lori Coile of Alameda, Calif.; son, Paul White of Warsaw; granddaughter, Courtney Coile and her husband, Henry Roman, and their children, Nathaniel and Meredith of Sudbury, Mass.; grandson, Zac Coile and his wife, Diane Sullivan, and their children, Katherine and Emily, of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rice of Richmond; four nieces; and four nephews.

As a young woman, Mrs. White ventured to Washington, D.C., to work in the war records division of the State Department.

She met and married fellow Northern Neck native, Bill White, in 1945. For the next 40 years they made their home and raised a family in Alexandria.

She kept the home fires burning while Mr. White captained the oil tanker, Yacona, for Gulf Oil/Chevron. Following his retirement, Mrs. White had the opportunity to work again outside the home. She enjoyed employment with a mortgage banking company, where her accounting skills and work ethic were much valued.

In 1985, they retired to the Northern Neck, “come-backs” to the place thy both loved best.

Services will be private.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.
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