Rose Marie Carrington Robinson departed this life Thursday, July 5, 2001. She was the widow of John Junior Robinson. Her father, William E. Carrington; and her twin daughters, Denise A. Robinson and Deborah A. Waddy preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her mother, Marian H. Carrington of Richmond; three sons, Reginald, William and John H. Robinson; four daughters, Faith R. Salley, Joan M. Robinson, Marian R. Frooks and Robin A. Robinson, all of Richmond. She also leaves to mourn three sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, 21 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two aunts, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; her caretakers, Richard and Adrienne Parasio; other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where the family will receive friends Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. Remains will lie in state Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Adams and Clay Sts., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. Dr. Kevin W. McGill officiating. Entombment Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
Dr. Robert S. Smith and Mrs. Nancy K. Smith, of Troy, Va., formerly of Richmond, died Saturday, July 7, 2001. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Zion United Methodist Church, Troy, Va. with burial to follow in Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Va. at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends this evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at their residence, 218 Magnolia Cir., Troy, Va. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Nolan Tansill (Nolie) died on July 8, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Pete; son, Peter; daughters, Elizabeth and Sara; and grandson, Tyler. Memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Krejci Educational Fund.
Madeline Virginia Nolte Traylor of Richmond, died July 7, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Lorraine Merkle and David King Nolte. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Pitts, Jeanie Bode and her husband, Jim, and Julie Piper and her husband, Bill; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Caroline Cunningham Whitten, 71, of Gasburg, Va., died Sunday, July 8, 2001 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward Bain Whitten; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Steve Harvey; and grandson, James Bain Harvey, all of Hanover; a son, Robert Edward Whitten of Richmond; a sister, Emily Purcell Berger of Mechanicsville; a brother, Harold Edson Cunningham of Deerfield Beech, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Formerly of Colonial Heights, she moved to Lake Gaston after she retired from government service in 1985 after 34 years as a Systems and Computer Management Analyst at Fort Lee, Va. She was a member of Lake Gaston Ladies Club, the Lakeland Arts Center and Pleasant Hill Christian Church. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg, Va. Private burial will be held at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Gasburg, Va. 23857.
Harriett Hocker Wilson of 450 E. Ladies Mile Rd. entered eternal rest July 8, 2001. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Mrs. Susie E. Bailey of 500 E. Gladstone Ave., departed this life March 28, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Bailey Sr.; and her son, Lowell Bailey Jr. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Evans; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Bailey; four grandchildren, Lowell U. Bailey, Thomas Mitchell Jr., LaFreda Williams (Andrew) and Belinda Williams; four great-grandchildren, Jamaal, Roger, Michael and Qiana; one godson, Ira Anthony Hopkins; one adopted goddaughter, Jenette Burgess; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Reed of Waverly, Va., and Mrs. Alice Braxton; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many devoted friends. Her remains rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home. After 12 Noon, her remains will rest in Second Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Dr. James H. Harris officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Thedford (Pete) Bradshaw Jr. of Chesterfield, a member of Boilermaker Local 45, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Lorrell Battle Pentecost; two daughters, Sarah B. Ellington and her husband, Michael E., Rebecca B. Karvelis and her husband, Austin S.; five grandchildren, Ann James, Thomas William Owen III, Adam M., Brandy J. and Ryan J. Ellington; one great-grandchild, Devone; two sisters, Marlene P. Waymack, Earlene Sprouse. Also survived by special friend, Vivian Burruss. The family will receive friends Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Tim Amador officiating.
Kathryn G. Brini, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ralph O. Brini; her father, William V. McNemar; her son, daughter-in-law, and their two children, Robert G. May Jr., Christine May, Ryan and Brandon May; her daughter, son-in-law, and their two children, Lisa Donkle, Donald R. Donkle II, Mitchell and Jarrett Donkle. She is also survived by two sisters, one brother, three nieces, two nephews, and her husband's four children and five grandchildren. Kathryn was a college graduate and an office manager for CAPS/Shore & Azimov. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday with interment in Westhampton Memorial Park.
Howard E. Brooks, formerly of Richmond, departed this life Thursday, March 29, 2001. He is survived by his devoted mother, Pearl Brooks; one sister, Mary Carter; one nephew, Master Jaiquan Bell; one niece, Jervatus Bell; one nephew-in-law, James Bell Jr.; a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 12 noon at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rev. Morris Randall, officiating. Relatives and friends attending services assemble at the cemetery, 11:30 a.m.
Margaret Morgan Cowan, 87, of Andersonville, and the Hermitage Home in Richmond, died March 31, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth C. Soffee and husband, Robert of Richmond; her sons, Stephen G. (Pete) Cowan III and wife, Ruth and Douglas W. Cowan, all of Dundas; her grandchildren, Christy Stone and her husband, Kevin and their son, Wilson Stone, Anne Thomas Soffee, George W. Soffee, all of Richmond, Margaret Winn Cowan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Stephen G. Cowan IV of Studio City, California; her two sisters, Rita Stone of Alexandria and Hester Forbes of Andersonville. Preceding Mrs. Cowan in death was her husband, The Reverend Stephen G. Cowan, a Methodist minister who served in various churches in the Richmond and Central Virginia areas for 39 years. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Buckingham County with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 240, Dillwyn, Va. 23936 or the Hermitage Good Samaritan Fund, 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, Va. 23229.
Bishop Malachi Dunk Sr., age 78, of Richmond, and formerly of Dover, N.C., went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Dunk; three children, James D. Edwards, Malachi Dunk Jr., and Ethel L. Green; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Nathan Dunk; sisters, Queenie Johnson and Mamie Lomax; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends. Bishop Dunk was a retired General Bishop of the Union Assembly Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Church, a retiree of the James River Paper Co., and a decorated WWII veteran. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. Bishop Nedeam Putney, DD, officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Union Assembly C.O.C.D.C., P.O. Box 503, Lawrenceville, Va. 23868-0503 or the American Kidney Foundation.
Fred Biedler Earman, 73, of Hopewell, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Mr. Earman was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph T. and David P. Earman. Survivors include his wife, Novella Anne Earman; his son, Michael Paul Earman; his daughter, Toddie Anne Daniels; granddaughter, Brandi Anne Curry; grandson, Aaron Joseph Vaughn; estranged son-in-law, Bradley Lee Daniels; and an unborn great-grandson, David Matthew Parrick, all of Hopewell; his brother, Charles; sister-in-law, Janet; and half-sister, Donna McCauley, all of Harrisonburg, Va.; a sister, Margarette Konzman; brother, Harry and sister-in-law, Frances of Alexandria, Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gould Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fred Earman Memorial Fund, c/o First Colonial Savings Bank, Hopewell or Harrisonburg Rescue Squad.
Frances T. (Fran) Ganey, 79, of Mechanicsville, died April 1, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Francis R. (Buck) Ganey; three children, Robert S. Ganey of Mechanicsville, Dr. Rodney F. Ganey and his wife, Carol of South Bend, Ind., Bruce P. Ganey and his wife, Mary Jane of Mechanicsville; nine grandchildren, John, Benjamin, Jessica, Danny, Alex and Zach Ganey, all of South Bend, Ind., Ashley, Chase and Zach Ganey, all of Mechanicsville. She was a member and past president of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Mechanicsville Post 9808, a Pine Camp Bridge Club Member as well as other local bridge and canasta clubs. She loved to frequently travel with her family and friends to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She was very fond of cats. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a Christian Wake service being held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for "Peggy's Little Dreamers", Mechanicsville Relay for Life Team, c/o Tim Cates, 9296 Falcon Dr., Mechanicsville, Va. 23116.
George C. Harris of Richmond, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He is survived by two daughters, Melanie Dawn Harris and Dinah K. Greenwood; brother, Fred D. Harris; four grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Monday (today). Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Departed this life March 29, 2001, Albert Hatch, 88, of 238 Dogwood Ave., Waverly, Va. He is survived by his wife, Ella Hatch; four daughters, Irene Shaw (Horace), Christine Hatch, Ethel Walker and Ella Taylor (Russell); two sons, Samuel Hatch (Beverly), and Lorenzo Hatch, all of Waverly; 16 grandchildren, six devoted, Ophelia, Wendell, Cynthia, Kinball, Dennis, Darlene; 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rev. Sarah H. Gholson of Richmond and Rev. Cora H. Hines of Yale; four brothers, James A., Samuel, Rev. William and Louis P. Hatch of Richmond; one brother-in-law, Garfield Gholson; three sisters-in-law, Ella, Ruth and Mary Hatch; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Yale, Va. with Rev. Joe H. Caple, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Wake services will be Monday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peace Funeral Home, Waverly, Va. Family and friends will assemble at the deceased home at 1 p.m. on the day of the service. Services provided by Peace Funeral Home, Waverly, Va.