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"Nathan Malcolm Barrey

BORN: January 1, 1922

INITIATED: July 13, 1945
PASSED: July 13, 1945

RAISED:  
July 13, 1945 

BARREY, Nathan Malcolm, passed away at the Masonic Home of Virginia in Richmond on August 18, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Nathan was born on January 30, 1922 in Blaine, Maine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm Thompson Barrey and Millicent Belyea Barrey; sisters, Clara Poole, Ruth Pert, Erma Anderson and Diana Menendez; by his brothers, Robert Barrey and Stephen Barrey; and by his first wife, Maxine Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy M. Gould Barrey; by his daughters, Suzzane B. Thompson of Birmingham, Ala., Stephanie B. Presgraves (Kenneth) of Moses Lake, Wash., Jennifer E. Roszelle (Mark) of Strasburg, Va.; and by his sons, Mark N. Barrey of Midlothian, Va. and Jonathan S. Barrey (Barbara) of Berryville, Va. Mr. Barrey, a.k.a. "PawPaw," leaves 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Nathan lived in Blaine, Maine until the age of 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII. After his military service, he joined the National Weather Service in 1945 and retired with 33 years of service as a meteorologist in 1978. Nathan enjoyed living in Clarke County in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley from 1967 to 1998, where he was active with the Clarke County Ruritan Club and as a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Early in his retirement, he enjoyed being a realtor with his business focused in Clarke and Frederick Counties. In 1998, Nathan and his wife Dorothy moved to the Masonic Village in Richmond, Va. Nathan fully enjoyed his retirement years and kept himself busy with reading the latest novels on the best-sellers list and playing bridge and cribbage with friends. He was an avid birdwatcher and he spent many hours devoted to tending to his vegetable garden. During his lifetime, he enjoyed bowling, camping and fishing with his children, and watching baseball and football on TV. Nathan was a soft-spoken, kind, gentle, family man and will be greatly missed by his loved ones and those who knew him. He joined the Masonic Order in 1945 and received a 70-year award in 2015. Over the years, he obtained Life Membership in Perpetuity in several lodges as well as LMIP in Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shriners. A private interment of ashes will later be placed in the family plot at Tapley Cemetery in Blaine, Maine. Nathan requested that no special service be planned. Contributions may be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Richmond, Va. 23223 or charity of your choice

DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  August 18, 2017

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"Rick Vaughan Lewis. Sr.

BORN: December 4, 1946

INITIATED              April 4, 2009                  
PASSED             
August 27, 2011            
RAISED                    
August 27, 2011
            

Rick Lewis, Obituary

LEWIS, Rick Vaughan, Sr., 70, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away on February 16, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University and operated his own business, Spectrum Restoration Carpet Care and Dyeing. Prior to his recent retirement, he was employed as a sales specialist at Lowe's. Rick was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and served his country honorably in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star. Rick was a member of the New Song Methodist Church as well as the Sandston Masonic Lodge (#216). He was an avid big game hunter, achieving his life's dream of a safari hunt in South Africa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Vaughan Lewis and Grace Stone Lewis. Rick is survived by his loving spouse of 12 years, Susan Collins Lewis; sister, Jean Lewis Askew; children, Rick Vaughan Lewis Jr., Meredith Danielle Lewis, Emily Korb Wickens; a niece, Kimberly Kramer; a nephew, Eric Askew; and his beloved Boxer, Jack. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 19, at 3 p.m., at the New Song Methodist Church, 7450 Colts Neck Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses at VCU Medical Center, Rick's "A Team" – Dr. Poklepovic, Dr. Harris, Dr. Tang, Dr. Hess, Dr. Nunley, Dr. Lee and Dr. Phan, and nurses Elizabeth, Kathy and Emily


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  February 16, 2017

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"Dennis Ray Cable

BORN: September 16, 1948

INITIATED              March 31, 2012                  
PASSED                   
July 26, 2012                    
RAISED                   
November 28. 2012
            

Dennis "Buddy," Cable, 68, of Sandston Va., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was surrounded by family and friends. Buddy loved people and horses. As a horse trainer and instructor, he helped many 4-H students, acting as a mentor and father figure to countless children and families. He will always be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and giving spirit. Buddy was preceded by his daughter, Lisa Cable; and parents, Dorothy and Dean Cable Sr. He is survived by his wife, Julie Cable; sons, Dennis Cable Jr. "Denny" (Weston) and Austin Morris; daughters, Kristen and Sarah Morris; brothers, Dean Cable Jr. "Butch" (Pat) and David Cable (Jean); along with a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous close friends and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Fairmount Christian Church, 6502 Creighton Rd., Mechanicsville, 23111. 


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  January 17, 2017

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"Claude Swanson Fitz, Jr.

BORN: June 3, 1930

               INITIATED            September 26, 1991                  
                 PASSED                  
February 27, 1992                    
       RAISED                      
April 4, 1992
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  December 21, 2016

Claude Fitz, Obituary

Claude Swanson Fitz Jr., 86, of Richmond passed away, Thursday, December 22, 2016. Claude was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church, served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, was a Master Mason at Sandston Masonic lodge #216 A.F & A.M., and a former bus driver for Trailways. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Fitz and second wife, Virginia Fitz. Claude is survived by his children, Becky Pilley (Floyd), Terrie Jones (Lefty), and Gene Fitz (Susan); seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Green, Ruby Tollerson, and Elizabeth Ann Franklin. In addition he is survived by LuAnn Fincher and Christie Stover and their families. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4-7pm at Nelsen Funeral Home Laburnum with a Masonic service immediately following. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 12 noon at Corinth United Methodist Church, Sandston VA. Interment will follow at 3pm at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Henrico VA, 23223. 

 

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"James Hughes Gray, Jr."

BORN:  October 20th, 1927

               INITIATED                       May 22, 1964                  
                 PASSED                             June 5, 1964                    
        RAISED                        
June 19, 1964
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  November 29th, 2016

GRAY, JAMES HUGHES SR.
GRAY, James Hughes Sr., or Jim Gray, "slipped the surly bonds of earth" on November 29, 2016. He was 89 years of age. Jim leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Esther Taylor Gray; sons, James Jr. and William; daughter, Joanna Gray Showalter; and grandchildren, Marilea Barnum (Jesse Barnum), Kellie Gray, Lucy Showalter, John Showalter and Jenna Gray. He is also survived by three of his eight siblings, Jean Williams (Kingsport, Tenn.), John Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Margaret Gurley (Roanoke); and a multitude of nieces and nephews and their children. Jim Gray lived his life to its absolute fullest, with no opportunities not taken. Born on a small farm in east Tennessee, the sixth of nine children, he never acknowledged any lack of resources in his quest for reaching a goal. He loved his country, and joined the Navy in 1944 to serve during World War II. After four years in the Navy, Jim enjoyed some civilian time playing football for no less than three junior colleges (Lees Mcrae, Elon and Milligan). In 1952, he joined the Air Force. With the personal goal of becoming a pilot, Jim found the Air Force provided the means for him to pursue the status of jet pilot, which he achieved. During the time he was in training, Jim served during the Korean War as a bombardier on a B-29. Reaching the rank of Major, Jim served the United States as a fighter pilot for 15 years. He was a member of the 95th Fighter Squadron, part of the Air Defense Command ("The Home of Mr. Bones"), flying both the F-86 and F-102 jets. He completed his Air Force career serving two tours during the Vietnam War piloting a C-130. After retiring from the Air Force, Jim was a pilot and aeronautical engineer (Georgia Tech) for the State of Virginia in the Division of Aeronautics. He was actively involved in his Sandston community, providing leadership in many organizations, including his children's schools' parent/teacher organizations, the Rotary Club, and his beloved church, Sandston Presbyterian Church. He was the driving force behind the creation of Aviation Career Day in Henrico County Schools, and other programs to encourage academic excellence for area youth. He loved the outdoors, sports, his country, Tennessee, God, flying, and his family, not in that order, and there was never any question about his commitment and love for each one. Jim (my father) will be sadly missed by many who were able to learn from his incredible persistence, unshakable loyalty and overwhelming zest for life. His "ya' never give up" life plan has been greatly appreciated and used effectively by him and all of us that watched and learned from him. We carry that with us. The family will be having a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Sandston Presbyterian Church, Sandston, Va. A reception will follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to a charity of individual choice. Jim Gray's favorite charitable organizations have been The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.

 

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"Buford Latouche, Jr."

BORN:  May 26th, 1928

         INITIATED                       July 16, 1953                   
              PASSED                            August 20, 1953                    
        RAISED                        
September 9, 1953
              


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  November 19th, 2016

LaTOUCHE, BURFORD Jr.
LaTOUCHE, Burford Jr., 88, of Richmond, died on Saturday, November 19, 2016. He retired as the General Manager of Continental Can Corrugated Division. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian "Honey" LaTouche; two sons, Burford LaTouche III (Frances) of Highland Springs, Va. and Dr. Thomas M. LaTouche (LaVerne) of Elkton, Va.; four granddaughters, Katherine Poarch (Jacob), Anna LaTouche, Christine LaTouche and Laura LaTouche. The lights of his life were his twin great-grandsons, Landen and Ryden Poarch. He is also survived by his stepbrother, James Nunnally; and other extended family and friends. Mr. LaTouche was a former trustee of Bluefield College and was on the Advisory Board of Needle's Eye Ministry. He also attended University of Richmond. Mr. LaTouche was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines and the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church for many years, where he was a former chairman of the Deacons, Personnel Committee, Stewardship Committee, Trustees' Committee and was president of the New Bridge Baptist Church Endowment Fund. Services will be held at New Bridge Baptist Church, 5701 Elko Rd., Sandston, Va. 23150, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the New Bridge Baptist Church Endowment Fund or Needle's Eye Ministry.

 

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"Jack Milton Quel "

BORN:  December 4, 1918

               INITIATED                  January 23, 1956                   
                 PASSED                            March 5, 1956                    
       RAISED                        
April 16, 1956
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  May 19th, 2016

Jack M. Quel photos
QUEL, Jack Milton, 97, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. Though a lifelong resident of Sandston, Va., he was originally born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the Army Air Corps as a Master Sergeant and flew 30 missions as an Aerial Engineer Gunner throughout the South Pacific on the B-24 bomber as part of the 674 bomb squadron. He received the American Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. Prior to World War II service, he worked in the steel mills in Pittsburgh. After his war service, he became a Master Cabinet Maker. In 1958 he moved to Richmond, Virginia to be the Chief Draftsman for Modern Woodworking Company in 1950. He worked his way up to Vice-President of Planning and Construction with Miller and Rhoads until his retirement in 1983 after 20 years with the company. In recognition of his ability and dedication to the highest standards of the profession and to the programs sponsored by the association, the Institute of Store Planners elected him a Professional Member. He designed and built his home, as well as others, which he and his wife lived for 58 years. He was an avid knowledgeable collector and restorer of antique furniture as well as highly experienced in the craft of chair seat weaving also referred to as caning, building new chairs or in the process of overall repair, particularly rocking chairs. He loved his large collection of Louis L'Amour western books and reading was a favorite pastime. He was the longest living member of the Corinth United Methodist Church in Sandston. He was also the longest living member of the Masonic Lodge #216, where he became a Master Mason on April 16, 1956, Master of the Lodge in 1964 and a Trustee for over 20 years. He was a member in good standing of the Scottish Rite organization since 1968. He leaves behind his wife of 73- and-a-half years, Blanche, whom he married December 8, 1942 in Florence, S.C.; a son, Charles Dana Quel, resident of Titusville, Fla.; a brother, Franklin Quel of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a son-in-law, Clyde Woods. Additionally, he leaves behind grandchildren, Sara Elisabeth Woods, Lisa Margaret Woods, Katherine Heather Kitchen, Charles Brannon Quel; and great-grandchildren, Emma Kitchen, Evelyn Kitchen, William Kitchen and Zoe Quel; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George F. and Mary E. Quel; daughter, Dale Lynne Woods; siblings, George, Charles, Willard, Raymond, Walter, Earl, Donald, Dorothy Manzella and Mary Bissell Michaliszyn. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, Va. 23231. Interment to follow at 3 p.m. in Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, Va. 23150. Flowers are appreciated as are donations to the Masonic Home of Virginia. P.O. Box 7866, Henrico, Va. 23231-0366. 

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"Robert Wayne Muncy Sr."

BORN:  February 26, 1932

               INITIATED                        February 26, 1987               
          PASSED                             May 30, 1987                  
RAISED                        
June 4, 1987
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  May 19th, 2016

Robert-Muncy-Obituary
MUNCY, Robert W. "Bob" Sr., CMSGT, USAF, Retired, 84 of Sandston departed this life May 19, 2016. He loved and is survived by his wife and soul mate of 61 years, Lettie Wagner Muncy; three loved and wonderful children Robert W. "Chip" Muncy, Jr., Lettie Renee' Angle (Fletcher), and Dr., James L. "Jim" Muncy (Bidy); five wonderful grandchildren Matthew, Joey, Amy, Stuart (Chelsea) and Cristina. He is also survived by his devoted brother Donald E. Muncy (Alice) of Venice Center, NY and many nephews and nieces. Mr. Muncy was preceded in death by his father, mother, five sisters, three brothers, and his beloved yellow lab, Buffy. Mr. Muncy retired from the U.S. Air Force with 28 years of service and the U.S. Army with 22 years of civil service. He served several tours of duty, including two in Vietnam. Mr. Muncy was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was a Master Mason, Lifemember in Perpetuity, of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216, A.F. and A.M. He was a member of the American Legion Post 242 in Sandston for 26 years. Bob enjoyed various types of woodworking and square dancing as the caller for the "Dixie Swingers" club. Remains rest at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends and loved ones on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 6-7 pm and Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Masonic service will be held at 7 pm at Sunday's visitation. Services will be held at Sandston Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 25 at 12 pm with interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sandston Baptist Church, Masonic Home of Virginia, or any charity of your choice. 

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"Paul Herbert Newbill "

BORN:  July 5, 1924

             INITIATED                       January 27, 1972                   
                 PASSED                             February 24, 1972                    
  RAISED                      
March 30, 1972
                


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  January 19, 2016

Paul-Newbill-Obituary

Paul H. Newbill, 91, of Sandston passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church for over 60 years, Richmond Scottish Rite, Honor Court, Sandston Masonic Lodge 216, Virginia Research Lodge 1777, Retired Association, American Legion Post 242 for over 30 years and the Virginia Air National Guard Association. He served his country for over 31 years in the U. S. Army, U. S. Air Force and the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hattie Newbill; and siblings, William, Alfred, James and Sam Newbill, Grace Fisher, Estelle Shearwood, Mary Wentz and Gladys Carter. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Schools Newbill; daughter, Donna N. Thompson (Andy); son, Michael Newbill (Sharyn); sister, Dorothy Burcham; grandchildren, Landon Thompson (Sarah) and Jaime Hicks (Joe); great-grandchildren, Nora and Joshua Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Sandston Baptist Church, 100 W. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. Online Condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Childhood Learning Center, 4202 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227 or Sandston Baptist Church.

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"Walter Samuel Terry, Jr." 

BORN: May 31, 1952

    INITIATED            October 6, 2011                  
              PASSED                  
November 14, 2011                    
            RAISED                      
December 15, 2011
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  December 7, 2015

Walter "Sammy" Terry Jr., 63, of Sandston went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 7, 2015. He was a Maintenance Mechanic at Nabisco for 29 years, a member of Kentwood Heights Baptist Church, and a member of Sandston 216 AFAM. Sammy was preceded in death by his parents, Walter S. Terry Sr., and Goldie H. Terry; and niece Jennifer M. Lacy. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paula Martin Terry; mother and father in law, Angeline S. Martin and James W. Martin, Sr.; children, Jamie Terry (Connie), Nikki Terry, Justin Terry (Ann); grandchildren, Ashley, Gary, Wyatt, Jacob, and Kerstin; sister, Cheryl McGhee (David); niece, Pamela Smith (Will); a special dedicated caregiver, Pearl Jackson; and his extended family and friends of Sandston Little League Community. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Nelsen Funeral Home Laburnum from 2-4p and 6-8p. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10a at Nelsen Funeral Home Laburnum with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Home of Virginia: 500 Masonic Ln, Richmond, VA 23223.

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"John Herbert Gilbert

BORN: April 28, 1945

                INITIATED            January 26, 1089                  
                 PASSED                  
March 30, 1989                    
            RAISED                      
May 11, 1989
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  September 7 , 2015

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"Thomas Alvin Young"

BORN:  Nov. 25, 1938

                INITIATED                       Oct. 22, 1992                  
                 PASSED                             
Feb. 11, 1993                    
            RAISED                        
March 30, 1993
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  June 14, 2015

YOUNG, Thomas

YOUNG, Thomas, 76, of Quinton, Va., passed away peacefully on June 14, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mae Young; daughter, Terri Leigh; brother, Harold Young; and sister, Velma Ragland. Serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Thomas retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Young; children, Thomas A. Young Jr. (Kathy), Regina Young, Jeffrey Robertson (Nikki), and Kristin Parsley (Paul); seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as a host of friends and family who loved him dearly. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. Services will be held on Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m. in the Nelsen Chapel, with interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, Va. 23150.

 

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"William Seheridan Rehrer

BORN: February 27, 1932

                INITIATED                       July 27, 1964                  
                 PASSED                  
September 14, 1964                    
            RAISED                        
October 5, 1964
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  January 23, 2015

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"Reuben Burton, Jr."

BORN: March 20, ?

              INITIATED                Oct. 24, 1966                  
                PASSED                  
Nov. 14, 1966                    
           RAISED                      
Dec. 5, 1966               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  March 23, 2015

BURTON, Reuben Jr., 93, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Spencer Burton; infant son, Spencer Robinson Burton; son, Steven Wayne Burton; and brother, Vernon Davis Burton. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Burton Printy of Rochester, N.Y.; sons, Reuben Gary Burton and Craig Spencer Burton; their wives, Lucy Wynn Burton and Rhonda Irvin Burton; granddaughters, Kelly Wynn Burton and Courtney Marie Burton; a special niece, Brenda Lee Andrews, all of Richmond; and a host of nieces and nephews. He worked for C&P Telephone/Bell Atlantic, retiring after 40 years. He was a WWII veteran serving in the 43rd and 301st Construction Battalions in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. Reuben was a recognized local historian and spoke to children's groups at the Virginia War Memorial. As a member of the Hanover Country Club, he was an avid golfer often shooting under his age of 92. He was, among many other things, a true gentleman who never lost his passion to learn and experience life or his desire to include family and friends in everything he did. This man of discipline, who found strength and guidance in his approach to life by reading Medal of Honor Citations, was probably known best by his granddaughters who gave him 19 years of endless joy and he, unconditionally, gave them a "Papa" who gladly wrapped himself around their laughter with a smile. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Richmond's First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va., conducted by Reverend Lynn Turner. 

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"Woodrow Wilson Smith"

BORN: Oct. 16, 1912

      INITIATED              May 11, 1950                   
     PASSED                  
May 25, 1950                    
  RAISED                
June 15, 1950               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  March 18, 2015

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"Edward O'Ferrell Renick, Jr."

BORN: January 3, 1934

      INITIATED              June 3, 1993                   
                  PASSED                   September 30, 1993                    
          RAISED                   October 30, 1993               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE: January 11, 2015

RENICK, Edward O'Ferrall "Pappy" Jr., 81, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward O'Ferrall Sr. and Irene Brittle Renick. Pappy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delores Ann; his brother, Wyatt (Ambra); his daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Stagg; sons, Deane (Julie) and Duane (Kathryn); his grandchildren, Tom Stagg, Shawn Bowen, Aaron (Danielle) Stagg, Tucker, Tyler, Joshua, Bryce (Brittany) and Dylan Renick; great-grandchildren, Shaine, Chloe, Jacob Austin and Eliah Edward; nephews, Ross (Debby), Mark (Janice) and Scott. Ed was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy and Air National Guard. He worked at Richmond Research Laboratories Texaco, Inc. and retired from Philip Morris, Inc. Research and Development. After retirement, he worked for Henrico County Public Schools as a substitute teacher at Hermitage and Highland Springs Technical Centers and a Voter Registration/Pole Judge. Ed was a tiler and lifetime member of the Sandston Masonic Lodge #216 and a lifetime member/Deacon of Fort Lee Baptist Church. He was known for his dedication to family, his smiling face, helping hands and love for the "River Place." Pappy will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. A Celebration of Christian Life will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 11 a.m. at Fort Lee Baptist Church, 2727 Charles City Rd., Richmond, Va. 23231, with a graveside service to follow at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, Va. 23150. A fellowship will be held in the Family Life Center, back at the Church after the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Fort Lee Baptist Church-Operation Christmas Child. Online condolences may be left for the family at nelsenrichmond.com.
 

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"Gordon Cary Harris"

BORN: March 20, 1928

      INITIATED        April 29, 1957                   
     PASSED               June 3, 1957                    
  RAISED                 July 8, 1957               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE: January 8 2015

HARRIS, Gordon Cary, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in the presence of his loving family. Gordon was a retired Senior Master Sargeant of the United States Air Force, who received many awards and accolades for his dedicated service. He was a Mason and loved to work on Chevy cars. Gordon was a jack of all trades who truly mastered them all, including building the home he lived in until his passing. Gordon leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary L Harris; son, Douglas R. Harris; and his caretaker and special family friend, Melissa Englehart. The family has asked that a charitable donation be made in Gordon C. Harris's name to the E. J. Wade Foundation at P.O. Box 930, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

 

 

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"Charles Papoy, Jr.

BORN: July 22, 1932

INITIATED         June 1, 1959                 
PASSED        
       June 22, 1959             
    RAISED               
August 20, 1959
               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:  September 30, 2014

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"Billy Lee Blaylock"

BORN: January 11, 1939

                   INITIATED           September 18, 1975                   
                  PASSED                   October 23, 1975                    
                 RAISED                  November 18, 1975               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE: August 25, 2014

BLAYLOCK, Billy Lee, passed into the loving arms of his Lord on Monday, August 25, 2014. Billy lived a life of service. He was a Military Police Officer in Okinawa and later, a Richmond City Police Officer for 35 years. After his retirement, Billy was a faithful and devoted member of Sandston Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and trustee. He was also a long-standing member of Masonic Lodge 216. Billy leaves behind the love of his life, his devoted wife of 33 years, Mary. He also leaves behind his five daughters, Karen Rutledge, Pam Mann, Faye Prichard, Susan Shaw, Joyce Hall; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family is grateful for the support of Billy's sister-in-law, Lois Barrett, and the on-going support of their extended and loving church family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 27, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m., with a Lodge of Sorrow service following at 7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 28, at 11 a.m. at Sandston Baptist Church, 100 W. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, Va. 23150. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sandston Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at nelsenrichmond.com.

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"Waverly Wayne Carlton "

BORN: March 16, 1934

                   INITIATED          April 23, 1981                   
                  PASSED               August, 1981                    
                 RAISED                Sept. 19, 1981               


DEPARTED THIS LIFE: March 4, 2014  
Waverly Carlton ObituaryCARLTON, Waverly Wayne, 79, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and a loyal friend to many and was always willing to offer his help with a smile whenever asked, responding with his trademark: "No problem." Wayne grew up in Halifax County, Virginia and served in the United States Air Force from January 1954 to December 1957, serving three years in Germany. He worked at Dominion Virginia Power and graduated from Danville Technical Institute in 1961. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration from 1961 to 1990, spending two of those years in St. Croix, USVI. When he retired from the FAA, he began a second career working as the Building and Grounds Superintendent at New Bridge Baptist Church. Even after retiring a second time from New Bridge, Wayne continued to serve tirelessly in ministry there as a dedicated Sunday school teacher, deacon, and choir member. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jane Graybeal Carlton; three children, Mark Carlton, Bill Cochran (Debbie), and Katy Wilde (Dave); one granddaughter, Madelyn; two brothers, Charles S. Carlton, of Bluefield and Bennie L. Carlton (Mary Ann), of Love Shop; family friend, Harold McKim; and a host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Wood Carlton and Pearl Lillian Crute Carlton; five sisters; and four brothers. The legacy that Wayne leaves behind is a life well-lived for the glory of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and one filled with kindness, gentleness, compassion, and love. The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, care partners, and staff of the VCU Hospital System for their compassionate care for Wayne throughout his illness. A memorial service will be held at New Bridge Baptist Church on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Dave Wilde at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, Virginia, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to New Bridge Baptist Church at 5701 Elko Road, Sandston, VA 23150. Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, Richmond, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

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"Lewis Mansfield Jenkins "

BORN: May 28, 1925

                   INITIATED          April 5, 1990                   
                  PASSED               June 4, 1990                    
                 RAISED                July 17, 1990                


DEPARTED THIS LIFE: December 21, 2013  

JENKINS, Lewis Mansfield, 88, of Henrico, born May 28, 1925 in Richmond, Va., died December 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. and Mabel M. Jenkins; wives, Alease Hufner Jenkins and Mary Thurston Jenkins. He is survived by two brothers, Vernon Ray Jenkins of Williamsburg, Va., Robert M. Jenkins (Marion) of Chesterfield, Va.; two sisters, Marjorie J. Snellings of Richmond, Va., Phyllis J. Harmon of Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Jenkins served his country in the U.S. Navy, WWII, Pacific and was retired from Reynolds Metals Co., South Plant, Electrician and Mechanical Resources (EMR). He was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM #216, Sandston, Va. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic service at 6 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Washington Memorial Park.

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"Edwin Harland Bruce, Jr. "

BORN: December 8, 1930

                   INITIATED          June 23, 1977                   
                  PASSED                Sep. 22, 1977                   
                  RAISED                Oct. 27, 1977                  


DEPARTED THIS LIFE:   November 30, 2013

BRUCE, Edwin "Pookie" Jr., 82, of Sandston, Va., went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 30, 2013. He retired from Local 10 Plumbers & Steamfitters. He served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Flossie Bruce; his children, Theresa Burton and Areina Hensley; sons-in-law, Keith and Jeff; brother, Noel Bruce and his wife, Linda; grandchildren, Travis and Brett Burton, Jordan and Chad Hensley; and great-granddaughter, Lucy Burton. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church, Sandston Masonic Lodge 216 and the Richmond Infantry Blues. Pookie also loved his dog, Sir Robert the Bruce. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m., at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Sandston Baptist Church, 100 West Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, Va. 23150, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenrichmond.com.
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"Marvin Edward Morris"

BORN: August 24, 1934

                   INITIATED          May 25, 1957                  
                  PASSED               
June 13, 1957                   
                  RAISED                
Sept. 12, 1957                  


DEPARTED THIS LIFE   October 25, 2013

MORRIS, Marvin E., 79, of Highland Springs, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Rene Morris. Marvin served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a generous man with a warm smile. He is survived by his son, Michael Morris (Sheila); daughter, Barbara Parker (Earnest); girlfriend, Debbie Perkins; his dog, Sweet Pea; grandchildren, Andrew and Clare Morris, Christina Parker-Vaughan (Chris), Elizabeth Mitchell (John), Crystal Marie Morris; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Powell of Hampton, Va., and Linda Wagner; cousin, Becky Downey; close family friends, Julia Bryant, Richard and Avy Bryant, Mickey Bicraft and Flora Ambrose; and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, 813 W. Nine Mile Rd., Highland Springs, Va., on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsenrichmond.com.
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"Ronald Page Melton "

BORN: October 23, 1940

                    INITIATED            Mar. 1 1965                   
                   PASSED                 Apr 12 1965                   
                     RAISED                 May 10 1965                   


DEPARTED THIS LIFE   Aug. 9, 2013


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"Stanley Ray Slaughter"

BORN: December 6, 1925

                     INITIATED           Aug. 19, 1984                   
                     PASSED               
Jan. 10,  1985                   
                     RAISED                
Feb. 14, 1985                   


DEPARTED THIS LIFE   Aug. 26, 2013

SLAUGHTER, Stanley Ray Sr., 87, of Mechanicsville, went to be with his Lord; his wife, Billie; son, Terry; and grandson, Graig Armstrong, on August 26, 2013. He is survived by his children, Donna S. Armstrong his caregiver, Stan Slaughter Jr. (Suzi), Becky Dixon (Russ); his grandchildren, Chris and Kathleen Slaughter; his nephews, Claude Burton (Betty) and Jimmy Burton (Virgie); and his best friend, Ron Molnar (Diana). As a devout chocolate lover and affectionately known as Ray, Zip, Uncle Petey and Paw Paw, he retired from A.H. Robins and spent the last 12 years as a volunteer at MRMC. His greeting was always, "I'm vertical, ventilating and volunteering." Volunteering was his purpose in life and he logged more than 8,500 hours. He was a member of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216. He was also an Allen and Allen Hometown Hero for 2012 and was honored by the Hanover Ruitan Club as Volunteer of the Year for 2007. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8100 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Camp Linn Haven, P.O. Box 1096, Conover, N.C. 28613, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8100 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.

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"Frederick Wayne Adams"


BORN: February 23, 1940


INITIATED          February 4, 1993              
PASSED              March 25, 1993                   
RAISED               April 22, 1993                    


DEPARTED THIS LIFE   May 11, 2013

ADAMS, Frederick W. "Freddie," 74, of Mechanicsville, passed away May 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alton N. Adams. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Angela "Angie" Adams; his children, Mark Adams (Donna), David Adams (Denise); a sister-in- law, Mary Ann Adams; a sister, Lynda D. Cooke (George); two grandchildren, Jessica and Phillip; and numerous loving and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Freddie was a veteran of the Virginia Army National Guard and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was very active with the Masons and was Past Master of Sandston and Claremont Lodges. He was also a member of the Virginia High School League, where he was a football referee for 38 years. The family will receive friends at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechancsville, Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Antioch Baptist Church, Sandston. Reception to follow. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 103 East Williamsburg Road, Sandston. 

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"John Myron Helms, Sr."


BORN Sept. Aug. 8, 1936


INITIATED              
June 29, 1992
PASSED                      
Jan. 1, 1993
RAISED                     
Feb. 23, 1993


DEPARTED THIS LIFE April 29, 2013

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"Alvin Richard New"


BORN Sept. 05, 1931


INITIATED              March 27, 1999
PASSED                      Aug. 10, 2000
RAISED                      Sept. 07, 2000


DEPARTED THIS LIFE March 26, 2013

NEW, Alvin Richard, 82, died March 26, 2013 at home. Richard leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Doris; his two sons, Thomas Bennett (Robin) and Alvin "Ricky" Jr.; and his granddaughter, Katie. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Lula Backhurst New; and two brothers, James and Arthur. Richard was an avid deer hunter and worked as a Boy Scout master for many years. He served Corinth United Methodist Church faithfully for over 50 years. The family wishes that instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Church's Scholarship Fund.

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"Bernard Earl Bosher"

BORN                      
May 26th, 1925

INITIATED           March 21, 1966
PASSED                
May 02, 1966
RAISED                 June 06, 1966

DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

Feb. 26, 2013

BOSHER, Bernard E., 87, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with his Lord on February 26, 2013 at his home. Mr. Bosher was born May 26, 1925 in Richmond, Va. to Robert and Mollie Bosher. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary P. Bosher; his beloved son, Robbie; his parents and his brother, Robert. Mr. Bosher is survived by his beloved son, David Bosher; devoted daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bosher; beloved granddaughter, Megan Middleton and her husband, Ryan; beloved grandson, Jeremy Worley and his wife, Kim; and a great-granddaughter, Ella; beloved granddaughter, Carissa Mathews and her husband, Trip; and great-grandson, Robbie; and great-granddaughter, Tori; his sister, Joyce Powell of Charles City, Va.; his sister, Betty Alexander of Richmond, Va.; and his dear cousin, Jim Hufner of Mechanicsville, Va., and his wife, Alice, and their daughters, Dee Hufner and Joann Hufner. Other surviving relatives include many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as, devoted friends. Bernard grew up in Richmond and in Hanover County and served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army's Ninth Infantry Division in World War II. He was awarded thePurple Heart and the Bronze Star, among other achievements, for his valor and sacrifices in several theaters of action, including the D-Day Invasion at Utah Beach, the Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes and the capture and crossing of the Bridge at Remagen. After the war, he served for several years as a guard at Spandau prison in Berlin, Germany. He was an electrician by trade and was a lifelong member of IBEW Local 666. He was an avid collector, a well-read and self-taught expert on Civil War history, an avid UVA sports fan and a harmonica player. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, completing several cross-country trips over the years. But foremost, he was a kind and humble man who made each person he met feel important, always showing an interest in and finding time to the listen and talk to everyone. He was a former member of both New Bridge Baptist Church and Sandston Baptist Church and was a current member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. A memorial service for Mr. Bosher will be conducted on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

 

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"Vernon Aubrey Melton"

BORN                      
February 12, 1926

INITIATED           April 20, 1959
PASSED                
May 25, 1959
RAISED                 Nov. 19, 1959

DEPARTED THIS LIFE

 July 30, 2012

MELTON, Vernon A. Sr., 86, of New Kent, widower of Naomi Mae Melton, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. He is survived by his children, Kim Barnhouse, Bo Melton, Buck Osborn and Susan Cherry; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Melton was a member and Past Master of Sandston Lodge No. 216 AF&AM, a member of Virginia Lodge No. 177 AF&AM, Claremont, Va., and Past District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District 31. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Graveside Masonic Rites with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 3, in Washington Memorial Park, Sandston.
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"Ernest "Ozzie" Lee Osborne Jr."

BORN                      
Oct. 24, 1924

INITIATED           June 27, 1946
PASSED                
July 25, 1946
RAISED                 Aug. 22, 1946

DEPARTED THIS LIFE

 June 25th, 2012
OSBORNE, Ernest L. Jr. "Ozzie," 87, of Highland Springs, Virginia, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Burnley Slater Osborne and Ernest L. Osborne Sr.; and son-in-law, Jean LeLay "John." He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. Ozzie was an honorary member and Past Master of the Sandston Masonic Lodge #216, A.F. & A.M., Past District Deputy Grand Master District 15-B, Past Grand Purveyor Grand Lodge of Virginia, Past Wise Master Knights Rose Croix Richmond Scottish Rite Masons, Past Worthy Patron Montrose Chapter #76, O.E.S., Eagle Scout with Gold, Silver & Bronze Psalms, BSA since 1938. Ozzie was a member of Corinth Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Peggy Ann Osborne; daughters, Gayle Thompson, Karen LeLay, Terri Regali (Frank), Deborah Henderson (Rob); sister, Jeanne Kesler (George "Bud"); stepson, Michael Mays; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; loving companion, Mr. Boots, the cat. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23231. A funeral service will be held in the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Interment Washington Memorial Park. A reception will be held at The Reception Center, 4660 S. Laburnum Avenue, following interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Sandston Square Club Building Corporation, 40-C West Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150.

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"Stewart Wayne Fowler"

BORN                       Oct. 10, 1944

INITIATED          February 27, 2003
PASSED                 May 22, 2003

RAISED               June 03, 2003

DEPARTED THIS LIFE

 May 6th, 2012
FOWLER, Stuart Wayne, 67, of Sandston, Va., rode his horse George into heaven after a courageous, four-month battle with cancer. Wayne was the youngest of 15 children. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rebecca Suarez and William Edward Fowler Sr.; four sisters, six brothers; and his first wife, Diane Selph Fowler. He was the owner of S. Wayne Fowler Carpentry and a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Wayne was a horseman all his life and was involved in rodeo for over 10 years, competing in roping events. He was the Virginia Cowboy Association Champion in Steer Wrestling for 1985. He currently rode with a group in Mechanicsville, Va. He was an active member of the Windsor Club of Elko where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. Wayne organized the first Elko Festival Day Parade and coordinated that event for six years. He was a member of the Sandston Masonic Lodge #216. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace Gray Fowler; two sons, David W. Fowler and fiancé, Robin, Granger Gilbert and wife, Amy; daughter, Kimberly Lyon and husband, Steve; four grandchildren, Latan‚ Gilbert, Justin, Trent and Cameron Lyon; two brothers, John Fowler and Wilson Fowler; two sisters, Phyllis Wittsell and Jane Mantlo and husband, Bubba; numerous nephews and nieces; mother-in-law, Bernice F. Selph; and his beloved dog, Buddy. Family will receive friends Wednesday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23231. Funeral services will be held at New Bridge Baptist Church, 5701 Elko Road, Sandston, Va. 23150, at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Interment will take place following the service at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, make donations to New Bridge Baptist Church Insight/ Outdoor Ministry or Horses-In-Service, 6302 Hines Road, Richmond, Va. 23231. The family requests all Cowboys and Cowgirls to wear their cowboy hats and jeans.

 

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"Daniel Payton Edward, Jr."

BORN:
May
31, 1943

INITIATED        May 4, 1967
PASSED        
June 8, 1967
RAISED         July 6, 1967

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
March 31, 2012

EDWARDS, Mr. Daniel Peyton Jr., 68, of Appomattox, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Appomattox. He was born May 31, 1943 in Henry County, Va. He was the son of the late Daniel Peyton Edwards Sr. and Esther Valentine Griffin Edwards. He was the widower of Lisa Jean Moore Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a proud former United States Marine and a member of the Masonic Order AF&AM, where he was a Master Mason 32nd degree Scottish Rite. He was an associate professor at SVCC John H. Daniel Campus; he also was a retired Major with the Department of Corrections, where he was chief of security. Daniel loved airplanes and was a certified flight instructor. He was the founding President of the Farmville chapter EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). Mr. Edwards was reunited with the love of his life, Lisa, on Saturday; however, in his last few years he found love again with his companion, Wanda "WaWoo" Maddox. He was a beloved father to his loving daughter, Anita Carole Edwards of Virginia Beach, Va.; his loving son, James C. Edwards (Bracken West) of Rincon, Ga.; and his two grandchildren, Carolyn Valentine and Amanda Leigh Edwards. He is also survived by his sister, Carole Jane Edwards Morck of Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 3 p.m., at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Wednesday at 2 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the USO, P.O. Box 96322, Washington, D.C. 20090-6322 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256. Puckett Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family.

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"Daniel Edward Crisman, Jr."

BORN;
Sept. 17, 1918

INITIATED             April  22, 1971
PASSED                  July  1,  1971
RAISED                 July  29,  1971

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
Oct. 29, 2011

CRISMAN, Daniel Edward Jr., 93 of Sandston, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Esther Belcher Crisman; his children, George B. Crisman and wife, Judy B.; daughter, Lisa Crisman; four grandchildren; Melissa Crisman, Amanda Richardson and husband Spencer, Daniel Edward Crisman II and Emily Jaquiery; great-grandchildren, Oliver, Calvin and Schuyler; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Crisman was a retired post-master at Sandston Post Office, a WWII Navy veteran who served in the Naval reserve for 35 years and a member of Corinth United Methodist Church for almost 60 years. He was also a member and past master of The Babcock Masonic Lodge #216. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond Va. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 11 a.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church, 23 W. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park.

 

 

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"Raymond Lee Cook"

BORN;
Sept. 09, 1930

Initiated:            Jan. 26, 1956
Passed:              
Mar. 2, 1956
Raised:              Apr. 13, 1956

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
September 26, 2011

COOK, Raymond Lee, 81, passed away peacefully Monday, September 26, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane Cook; and sons, David Lee Cook, his wife, Gwen, their son, Christopher, and Kenneth Powell Cook, his daughter, Stevi, and his son, Jackson. Ray was preceded in death by Kenneth's wife, Tracey Olbert Cook; his parents, Leonard and Beulah Cook; and his brother, Leonard Cook. He is also survived by Brandy Colgin, her husband, Brian, and their sons, Tyler and Daniel. Ray was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church and the Sandston Masonic Lodge No. 216. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4 p.m. at New Bridge Baptist Church, 5701 Elko Road, Sandston, Va. 23150. The family requests any memorial gifts be made to New Bridge Baptist Global Mission Fund or your favorite charity.

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"James Samuel Thornton"

BORN; November 11, 1922

Initiated:           March 30, 1953
Passed:            May 21, 1953

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
July 20, 2011
Thornton, James Samuel, 89, of Richmond, passed away, Thursday, July 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin C. and Maude Holman Thornton; brothers, Thomas and Edwin and sister, Mary Walls. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Atkins Thornton; daughters and spouses, Carolyn and David Milby, Jean and David Anderson, Judy and Bruce Fleming; grandchildren, Micheal, Ted and Douglas Milby, Becky Anderson Powell, Carter and Daniel Anderson, Will, James and Christian Fleming, Lorena Fleming Thomas, Cary Fleming Kreitzer as well as 21 great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy during WWII; was active in the American Legion, Post 242 for over 50 years and is a past Commander. James was also a member of the Sandston Masonic Lodge for many years and is a past deacon of the Sandston Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, Sunday, July 24 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue where services will be held at 10 am, Monday, July 25. A Masonic service will be held at 7 pm, Sunday. Services will be performed by his nephew, Reverend James W. Thornton of Louisa, VA. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

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"George Lightfoot Kyle"

BORN; October 22, 1920

Initiated:           December 3rd, 1945
Passed:            February 4th, 1946
Raised:              February 25th, 1946
Affiliated:          February 20th, 1958

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
May 23rd, 2011

KYLE, George Lightfoot, 89, passed away quietly in his sleep Monday, May 23, 2011. He was born on December 7, 1921 in Dillwyn, Va. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Marian Carroll Kyle. George leaves behind to cherish his memory daughters, Brenda Lynn Kyle and her husband, Frank Eastwood, of Chesterfield, Va., Paula K. Pierce and her husband, Garland "Mac" Pierce, of West Point, Va., Robin Ann Kyle of Alexandria, Va.; grandson, Philip Ryan Pierce of West Point, Va.; stepgranddaughter, Jennifer (Chris) Burnette of Lawrenceville, Ga.; nieces, Dot Hill, Ruth Gordon; nephews, George Ashley Grigg, Melvin Meadows; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. "Light" was a devoted member of Antioch Baptist Church in Sandston, Va., where he served in many capacities including treasurer and deacon. He was a member of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216, honorary member of Mann Page Masonic Lodge #157 and a veteran of WW II. Most of all he was a devoted husband, taking care of his ailing wife for years, father, grandfather, provider, friend and neighbor. For the past year he was under the loving care, in the home, of Mrs. Gloria Chandler in West Point, Va. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue. The services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Antioch Baptist Church, 3868 Antioch Church Road, Sandston, Va. 23150. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will immediately follow at the church social hall where all are invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 14, Sandston, Va. 23150.



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"Brother Ross Hobson Mise"

BORN September 30, 1934

INITIATED         April 23, 1981
PASSED            May 28th, 1981
RAISED              June 4th, 1981

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
January 7th, 2011

 

MISE, Ross H., 76, of Sandston, a retired Henrico County police officer with 33 years of service, passed away January 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Betty F. Mise. He is survived by his daughter, Ana Michele Smoot and husband, Russell F. Smoot III; a cousin, Patty Davidson and husband, William Davidson; and his devoted Chihuahua, Big Dog " Dink"; his Henrico County Police family and his many friends in the Sandston community. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Sandston Baptist Church and the Sandston Masonic Lodge #216. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association , 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060, and American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

 

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"Brother James David Lilly"

BORN April 7, 1924

INITIATED      May 7, 1947
PASSED            June 5, 1947
RAISED          June 19, 1947

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
Dec. 4, 2010

LILLY, James David, 86, of Sandston, Va., departed this life Saturday, December 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, Rodman G. Lilly and Henry M. Lilly. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Bertha M. Lilly; three children, Dr. James D. Lilly Jr. (Connie), Daniel M. Lilly (Patricia), and Barbara L. Hite (Chris); four grandchildren, Nathaniel C. Lilly, Justin M. Lilly, Michelle R. Hite and Danielle M. Lilly; one great-grandchild, Samantha B. Lilly. Mr. Lilly graduated from the University of Richmond in 1951. He was the owner of Providence Forge Oil Co. for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year Mason and served as a U.S. Army veteran in the Pacific Theatre. The family will receive friends Monday, December 6, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23231. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 11 a.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church, 23 West Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150. Interment will be at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Chapman Scholarship Fund at Corinth United Methodist Church.

 

 

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"Bro.  Dale Frederick Phelps"

BORN Nov. 04, 1922

INITIATED              Aug 22, 1991
PASSED                  
Feb. 12, 1992
RAISED                  
Mar. 04, 1992

DEPARTED THIS LIFE
Dec. 30, 2009

Special notice from our Worshipful Master

Brethren,

It is with sadness in my heart that I inform you that Bro. Dale Phelps passed away today. Bro. Dale was one of the kindest guys I have ever known and he will be truly missed.
Here are the arrangements as I know them:
Masonic Service – Sunday, January 3rd at 7:30 pm. If you would like to participate in the service, please be at the funeral home no later than 7:10 pm.
Visitation with the family – Sunday, January 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Funeral Service – Monday, January 4th at 11:00 am. The family has asked his Masonic Lodge to provide pallbearers. If you knew Dale and would like to serve in this capacity, please contact me (380-5130).
All functions are being held at Nelson’s Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23231.
Please be in prayer for Dale’s family during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Jeff Schmid
Worshipful Master
Sandston no. 216

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"Bro. Lewis Raboteau Sugg"

BORN  Aug. 9, 1921

INITIATED             Jan. 21, 1966
PASSED                   Apr. 7, 1966
RAISED                 June 13, 1966
AFFILIATED         July 19, 2001


DEPARTED THIS LIFE
Dec. 1, 2009

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"Walter Powell Smith, Jr."

BORN                        April 4, 1919

INITIATED          June 26, 1952
PASSED                 July17, 1952

RAISED               Aug. 25, 1952

DEPARTED THIS LIFE

 Aug.9, 2009

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"Robert Wayne "Bobby" Mantlo"

 


MANTLO, Robert W. "Bobby", 70, of Sandston, Va., died June 7, 2009. He was born on December 11, 1938 in Richmond, Va. Preceded in death by his son, Robert Britton Mantlo, he is survived by his loving wife, Mary Joyce Mantlo; two sons, Wayne Mantlo and wife, Kathleen, and James J. Mantlo and wife, Vonda; daughter-in-law, Shannon Mantlo; and six grandchildren, David Robert Mantlo, Ayden Wayne Mantlo, Skye Campen, David Morrison, Mackenzie Mantlo and Brannon Mantlo; as well as a large group of extended family and friends. He retired from the Virginia Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant, after completing a 42 year military career and 38 year civil service career. He began his military career with the Air Force Reserve in 1958; during the Berlin Crisis of 1961, he was activated and became a full time Guardsman. Capping a long career with the 192nd Fighter Wing, he served at Virginia Air National Guard Headquarters until his retirement. During his military career, he supervised Aircrew Life Support of the 192 FW and managed Club 149. Local involvement included, charter member, East Henrico Exchange Club, Master Mason, Sandston Lodge 216, EZZR member, Major Thomas E. Benson Post 8529, VFW, and 25 year coach of the Sandston Jets Little League Football. Visitation, Wednesday, June 10, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service at Sandston Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, followed by interment at Washington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc., c/o Village Bank, P.O. Box 330, Midlothian, Va. 23113.

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"Charles Richmond "Buzz" Lewis Jr."

Charles Richmond "Buzz" Lewis Jr. LEWIS, Mr. Charles Richmond Jr. "Buzz," "CR," age 79, of Manakin-Sabot, Goochland, and formerly from Bennettsville, S.C., passed away June 3, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. Lewis Sr. and Sarah M. Lewis; his daughters, Patricia Anne Lewis and Margaret Irene Lewis; his brother, Wallace Reid Lewis Sr.; his uncle and aunt, S.B. and Olga Quick; and his nephew, Wallace Reid Lewis Jr. He is survived by his wife, Helena C. Lewis; and his children and stepchildren, Charles R. Lewis III "Rick" and his wife, Edi, Kathryn J. Lewis, Carol Lewis Chervenak and her husband, Mark, Anne Lewis Young and her husband, Wayne, Robert L. Lewis and his wife, Barbara, Everett E. Isaacs Jr. "Chip," Kathy B. Paulin, Lisa A. Bohn, and Edward T. Butler. He is also survived by his sister in-law, Frances Lewis and her children, Cooper Lewis Peay (Bobby) and Larry Lewis (Sylvia); and great-nephew, Heath Lewis. Also surviving are his aunt, Hazel Moseley; cousins, Steve Quick III (Linda) and Cookie Quick. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren, Leslie Lewis Leggett, Philip and Emily Chervenak, Nicholas and Connor Young, Allie, Kate and Claire Lewis, Brynley, Brad and Brooke Isaacs, Hanson and Peter Paulin, Hunter and Peter Bohn and Eleanor Butler. Mr. Lewis was born May 18, 1930 in Bennettsville, S.C. He graduated from Upper Marlboro High School, and his dream was to attend the University of South Carolina. However, he followed in his father's footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, he worked a short time with Southern Bell Telephone; and then the Korean War broke out and he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950. Mr. Lewis was retired from the United States Air Force (MSgt) and the Virginia Department of Labor. During his service with the U.S. Navy he served on the USS Columbus. During his Air Force career he served at Shaw AFB, Langley AFB, RAF Weathersfield, England, Byrd Field in Richmond, Thule ,Greenland, Nellis AFB, and Myrtle Beach AFB. He was assigned with the Virginia Air National Guard as an Air Force Advisor during the 1950s and 1960s. He was past president of the Virginia Air National Guard Retiree's Association. He was a member of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216 and also the ACCA Temple Director's Staff. He was also a past Commander of VFW Post 6364. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. at Saint Matthew's United Methodist Church, 1706 St. Matthew's Lane, Richmond, Va. 23233. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Matthew's UMC or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. We want to acknowledge Dad's old friend, Joe Davis from High Point, N.C., Dr. Joseph Galeski, the Henrico Doctors' Hospital at Forest staff, the staff at Lexington Court and Hospice of Virginia.

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"Kenneth Wayne Stanley"

 

STANLEY, Kenneth Wayne, 61, of Sandston, passed after a brief illness on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Emma Stanley; brothers, Philip T. Stanley Jr., Milton "Mickey" Stanley; and sister, Elsie Massengale. He is survived by his devoted wife, Sabine; nine loving children, Kenny (Kim) Stanley, Michael (Lisa) Stanley, Tammy Stanley, Jonathan (Jenifer) Stanley, Jason (Danielle) Stanley, Chris (Janka) Stanley, Ashley (Michael) Stanley, Petra Cranston, Kirstin Cranston; two sisters, Fay (Larry) Blackwell, Joyce Gray; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Daphney, Katelyn, Jordan, Hayden, Liam, Brandon, Cameryn, Nathaniel; special niece, Wanda (Mohsen) Emami and family; his many "extra kids," including Duncan, Daniel and Jesse; a host of other loving family members and friends; and his loving pets, Otis, Silas and Patches. Kenneth was an electrician at VCU for many years and more recently was co-owner with his wife of LightSource Virginia. He was Past Master of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216, and a member of Varina Lodge #272 and the Scottish Rite. He was an avid surf fisherman and enjoyed golf. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, with a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment, with Masonic rites, will follow in Washington Memorial Park, Sandston. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 7231 Forest Ave., Ste. 100, Richmond, Va. 23226

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Ylonen, Charles S. "Chuck"

 

YLONEN, Charles S. "Chuck," 80, of Hartfield, Va., and formerly of Providence Forge, president and owner of Chuck's Supermarkets, passed away April 6, 2009. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Pearl G. Ylonen; and his daughter, Susan Ylonen Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Jean King Ylonen; three daughters, Karen Brannan and her husband, Jack Brannan, Kathryn Barnes and her husband, Dr. William Barnes, and Janet Fitrer and her husband, Dr. Harold Fitrer; also seven grandchildren, John, Amy, Adrienne, Matthew, Kathryn, Laura and Michael. Mr. Ylonen was co-founder of the YMCA in Sandston and Hartfield, co-founder of the Henrico Fire and Rescue Squad, co-founder of the Colonial Bank, now known as Citizens and Farmers Bank. He was a member and past district governor of Rotary International, member of the board of Richfood, past president of the Virginia Food Dealers Association and director of the National Grocers Association and a member of the Lower United Methodist Church, Hartfield, Va. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, serving as a demolitions expert and a member of the Sandston Lodge #216 AF&AM. Chuck was a true believer in striving to help his community and fellow man. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Lower United Methodist Church or the Hartfield YMCA.

 

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Lommis "Dennis" Pounds

 

Our prayers have been answered. Dennis passed away peacefully in his sleep some time before 1:00 AM today (Monday). Thanks to all of you for your expressions of care, concern, love, support and prayers.

A celebration of Dennis’ life is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday March 22, 2009 at
Gethsemane Church of Christ
5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Then family requests that instead of sending flowers, donations be made in Dennis' name to the

Virginia Wounded Warrior Fund at www.dvs.virginia.gov/woundedwarrior  or call 804-371-4675.

A private family funeral at a military cemetery is being planned according to Dennis' wishes.
 

 

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Eugene "Gene" A. Collins

 

COLLINS, Eugene A. "Gene", 84, of Sandston, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verla; brothers, Jimmy and Stuart; and sisters, Mildred and Frances. He is survived by three children, Linda Krupp and husband, Bill, of Raleigh, N.C., Larry of Sandston, Susan Lewis and husband, Rick, of Mechanicsville; four grandchildren, Jennifer Revoir and husband, Michael, of Wake Forest, N.C., Emily Korb of Mechanicsville, Danielle Lewis and Rick Lewis Jr., both of Glen Allen; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Jonathan Revoir of Wake Forest; sister, Margaret Crowder of Richmond; and sister-in-law, Fay B. Collin of Richmond. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a retired Carpenter's Apprentice Coordinator for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 388, where he was recognized for his 23 years of distinguished leadership and service. He was a longtime member of Corinth United Methodist Church, where he shared his carpentry and woodworking gifts. He was also active in the Joy Club and was treasurer of the Christian Fellowship Sunday School class. He was a member of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216 and Virginia Lodge #177 in Claremont. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Laburnum Chapel, where a Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Corinth United Methodist Church. Burial will immediately follow at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, Va. A special thanks to Della Miller and Diane Ward for their loving care, Dr. Donald Wade, Breck Hall and Pam Miller of Virginia Cancer Institute. Memorial donations may be made to Corinth United Methodist Church, 23 W. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, Va. 23150.

 

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Brother Carl B. Brown Jr.

 

BROWN, Carl B. Jr., 77, of Newnan, Ga., formerly of Richmond, passed away on November 5, 2008 after a battle with cancer. Carl was born in Blackstone, Va., on October 10, 1931, the son of Ida Mae and Carl B. Brown Sr. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, then retired from the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Air Commandos. Later, he retired from Verizon as a Power Engineer. Carl was a member of the Sandston Masonic Lodge AF&AM # 216 and a member of the Shriners, where he served as Past Chief of the ACCA Provost Guard. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newnan, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Betty Brown; son, Carl B. Brown III and his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Carla Jean Brown; sisters, Delores Rolfe and Betty Hartley; grandsons, Carl B. Brown IV, Keith Brown and his wife, Heather; great granddaughter, Keara Brown; stepdaughters, Stephanie Courson (Lee), Belinda Yarbrough (Mike), Felicia Atnip (Robby), and Teresa Norris (David). The family will receive visitors at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Blackstone, Va. Please reassemble at the grave. A memorial service will be held in Newnan, Ga., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Carl's memory to Children's Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, Va. 23220.

 

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Alton Norman Adams

 

ADAMS, Alton N., 72, of Sandston, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry William and Bertha Adams. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann Adams; children, Thomas Lee Adams (Jennifer), Sharon L. Griffith (Richard) and Gary Adams (Lyz); brother, Frederick Wayne Adams (Angela); sister, Lynda D. Cooke (George); six grandchildren, Chad, Andrew, Katerina, Angelica, Nicholas and Lucas; mother-in-law, Mary Anna Kurdziel; numerous loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was a veteran of the Virginia Army National Guard. He was self-employed and owned a small construction business. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Sandston. He was very active with the Masons, was twice Master of Babcock Masonic Lodge and once Master of Sandston Masonic Lodge. He held numerous high Masonic titles, was a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite, was a Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Shriners. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2008, with a Masonic service at 6 p.m., at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Lee Evans officiating. Interment Washington Memorial Park with reception immediately following at Antioch Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Masonic Service organizations dealing with children’s welfare.

 

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