Loving husband and father Herbert G. Steele, age 66, of Amelia, died on Saturday, February 23, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Pearl L. Steele; daughter and son-in-law, Alma "Bunny" and W.T. Mottley of Burkeville, Va.; brothers Ralph L Steele of Amelia, and Lowell V. Steele of Morgantown, W.Va.; sisters, Vivian Steele Frame and Charlotte Steele Nixon of Powhatan; and special loved ones, Clyde, Debbie, Jessica and Amanda Robertson of Burkeville, Va. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice, Va. Visitation on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, 16409 Court St. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central VA or the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund. HILLSMAN HIX FUNERAL HOME
Died February 23, 2002, Mrs. Marian S. Taylor, 3047 Montrose Ave., formerly of 1202 N. 1st St. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later.
Lelia R. Terry of 1712 Dakota Ave. entered eternal rest February 24, 2002. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Sonya Gail LeCorno Trent, 54, of Richmond, died February 22, 2002. Born January 17, 1948 in Florence, S.C., she attended the University of Georgia, Georgia State and Tulane University where she received her doctorate in clinical psychology. Mrs. Trent practiced 22 years in the state of Louisiana before retiring to Richmond where she married J.P. Trent who preceded her in death 3 1/2 years ago. She is survived by her sister, Karen LeCorno; aunts, Dottie Driver of North Carolina, and Pat Price of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; cousin, Debbie Baker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park, Patterson Ave., Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to the National Humane Society.
Alice Butler VanAllen, 81, of Richmond, widow of Francis V. VanAllen Sr., died Saturday, February 23, 2002. Survivors include her son, Francis V. VanAllen II and his wife, Laura; and two grandsons, Matthew B. and Andrew J. VanAllen. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, assisting family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, contributions be made to the Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Bon Air Presbyterian Church Building Fund. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Meredith Epes Watson died Saturday, February 23, 2002 at Colonial Heights Convalescent Center. He was 85. He was a native of Crewe, Va., and was the son of the late Henry Hunter and Pattie Epes Watson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII. He lived in Petersburg for many years where he was employed for 38 years at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., and later retired from Spurlock Co. He attended Hampden-Sydney College. He was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Dew Acree Watson; a daughter, Ashby Camp Watson and her husband, Michael Andrew Bem of Henrico County; a son, Meredith Hunter and his wife, Carol Hill Watson of Mebane, N.C.; and a daughter, Elizabeth Acree Watson and her husband, William J. Krauss Jr. of Pawleys Island, S.C.; three grandchildren, Robert Lee Kilbourne, Ill., Corey Hill and Leigh Taylor Watson. A graveside service will be held at Blandford Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Starke Cauthorn, Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 201 Walnut Blvd., Petersburg, Va. 23805 or Crater Community Hospice, 840 W. Roslyn Rd., Suite E, Colonial Heights, Va. 23834.
Peyton (Hank) Wellford of Richmond, died Saturday, February 23, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Doyle Wellford; two daughters, Joy Myer and husband, Jack of Clearwater, Fla., and Karen Jewett and husband, Donald of Glen Allen; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 9000 St. Martin's Ln., where the family will receive friends after the service. Mr. Wellford was the Past Master of the Masonic St. John's Lodge No. 36. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Raymond Wilmore, 72, of Caret, died Saturday, February 23, 2002. He is survived by two sisters, Elsie W. Gaines of Lancaster, and Evelyn Mae W. Jones of Farnham; two brothers, Charles Carroll Wilmore of Roanoke, and Greyston M. Wilmore of Lancaster; three special friends, Mary Elliott and Jay Taylor of Caret, Pat Taylor of Tappahannock; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Interment St. Mary's White Chapel, Lively. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Carlton G. "Whitey" Wilshere, 83, of Chesterfield, born in Skaneatles, N.Y., went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 24, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Martha E. Wilshere. He is survived by three daughters, Carol W. King, Patricia W. Yager and her husband, Ski, and Sheila J. Royce and her husband, Norm; five grandchildren, Jay Coffman, Martha Grande, Michelle Roberts, Mandy and Marsha Saunders; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and William; a sister, Evelyn Wilshere of Cooperstown, N.Y.; three nephews and one niece. Mr. Wilshere was retired from the Air Force after 27 years of service. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ampthill Presbyterian Church.
Departed this life February 21, 2002, Mrs. Jo Ann Johnson Wood of Richmond. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Lee Wood; mother, Margaret A. Brown; two brothers, Jordan Robert and William Oliver Johnson; three aunts, Alberta Miles, Blanche Woodson and Beatrice Johnson; several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins; one sister-in-law, Ophelia Johnson; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Quioccasin Baptist Church, 9011 Quioccasin Rd., where remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Dr. Andrew Moseley, Pastor, officiating. Interment Quioccasin Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the church 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Jacquelyn L. Allen of Charles City departed this life April 2, 2001. Remains rest at J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home. Funeral notice later.
Veto "Moses" Temple Allen of 1221 E. Brookland Park Blvd. died April 2, 2001. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Nicholas Bacas of Richmond departed this life Monday, April 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elli Bacas; two sisters, Chryse Velis of Silver Spring, Md., and Peggy Kalageropoulou of Kalamata, Greece. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Entombment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Andre Memorial Fund at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie E. Bailey of 500 E. Gladstone Ave. will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Ave., Dr. James H. Harris officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Our hearts were saddened Saturday, March 31, 2001, by the passing of our loved one, Daisy M. Barksdale. Daisy, (affectionately called "Tina"), was born May 9, 1943, and departed this life at the Chippenham Medical Center, Richmond, Va. She was a native of Dolphin, Va., but made her home in Hackensack, N.J. for more than 30 years before relocating to Petersburg, Va. in 1999 due to ill health. Daisy was formerly employed at New York City Transit Authority for 29½ years as senior accountant, control supervisor, and better known as "NYCTA's payroll troubleshooter and control expert". She was a devoted and dedicated employee. She was a 1966 graduate of Virginia State (College) University where she received her B.S. degree in accounting. Daisy was also a lifetime member of the National Council of Negro Women of Bergen County, N.J. Chapter, where she served as corresponding secretary. She was also a member of the Ebenezer Chapter of Eastern Star. Daisy leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Mabel V. Barksdale of Dolphin, Va.; sister, Clara Arlene (Bennie) Clinton of Englewood, N.J.; a brother, Ervin A. (Martha) Barksdale of Petersburg; nieces, Sherri A. Clinton of Englewood, N.J., and Marika B. (Damon) Peterson of Petersburg, Va.; a great-aunt, Era Mozee of Lawrenceville, Va.; an uncle, Issac Barksdale Sr. of Nyack, N.Y.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the chapel of the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr., pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family may be contacted by calling the residence of her mother, Mrs. Mabel Barksdale (804) 848-3591 or the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, Deacon and Mrs. Ervin Barksdale (804) 862-4425. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc. (804) 732-8911, jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Mrs. Frances Bess Bishop, retired Richmond City Public School teacher, departed this life March 31, 2001. She is survived by a devoted husband, Morris L. Bishop Jr.; a loving and dedicated sister, Dorothy Bess Lee; two nephews, Nathaniel B. and Todd W. Lee; one niece, Deborah Jenkins (Cincinnati, Ohio); stepmother, Bertha Randolph Bess; stepson, Bruce A. Bishop (Chevington, Ohio); five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gloria Lee; many cousins, including Franklin Hines (of Hines Funeral Home, Hartsville, S.C.); and friends. Her remains rest at the W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, where on Tuesday a Delta Sigma Theta sorority Omega Omega service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and where the family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. After 10 a.m. Wednesday, her remains will rest in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Rev. Rodney Hunter officiating. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, Va. 23223.
Ronald Charles Bledso Jr., 27, of Charleston, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the University Hospital in Ohio. He was born in McColl, S.C. Ronald was the beloved son of David L. Tennyson of Ontario, Canada, and Rocyln Lynch Tennyson of Charleston. A brother, L.C.P.L. Frank Earl Tennyson, U.S.M. Corps of Okinawa, Japan, also survived him. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Tennyson of Charleston, S.C. Ronald was confirmed at St. Timothy's Anglican Church in Charleston, S.C. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Crisis Ministries, 573 Meeting St. 29403. Cremation Center of Charleston, 11 Cunnington Ave., is serving the Bledso family.