William Curtis Jones Sr., 68, of Richmond, passed away at his home after a battle with cancer on March 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Joan Knabe Jones; two children, William Curtis Jr. and Linda Rose; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Brigitt. Mr. Jones served as a professional firefighter with the City of Richmond Fire Dept. for 33 years, retiring in 1993 as a Captain. He was an instructor for the American Red Cross, an active life member of Tuckahoe Vol. Rescue Squad and a Past Master of Fitzgerald Masonic Lodge No. 299, AF&AM. His remains rest at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richmond Firefighters Association, 2302 West Main St., Richmond, Va. 23220 or Tuckahoe Vol. Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
George Lewis Johnson Sr., formerly of 2406 Barton Ave., died April 1, 2001 in Columbia, Md. Remains rest at the Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Gladys Marie Kast, 81, of Charlottesville, formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, March 30, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard P. Kast; one son, Richard C. (Rick) Kast and his wife, Cary of Charlottesville; three grandchildren, Jane, Alexander and James Kast. Mrs. Kast was a member of Grove Avenue Baptist Church. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Pl., Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.
Beverley Randolph Wellford Marshall, died on March 31, 2001 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. He had wintered in Sanibel and Fort Myers for 22 years. Born at Burgh Westra in Gloucester County, Va., on January 22, 1914, he was a resident of Gloucester and Fort Myers. He was a graduate of St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Class of 1932, the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Law School, Class of 1939. He had a 38 year career as a claims lawyer with Traveler's Insurance Company. He was a member and Harris Fellow of the Gloucester Rotary Club, a longtime member, Warden and Vestryman of Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester, a former member of the Board of the Gloucester Library, and a member of the Jefferson Society of the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army Artillery in Europe during World War II, including service at the Battle of the Bulge. The son of Dr. Thomas Rollins Marshall and Susan Seddon Taliaferro Wellford Marshall, he is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Betty Ratcliffe Marshall; his sons, Beverley Wellford Marshall of Williamsburg, Davis Ratcliffe Marshall of Gloucester and Richmond, and Philip Taliaferro Marshall of Manassas; two grandchildren, Dollie McGrath Marshall and James Alexander Wellford Marshall; and five nephews, Thomas Marshall Boyd and William Randolph Boyd, both of Alexandria, Clyde Harvie Ratcliffe III of White Stone, and Beverley Michaux Ratcliffe and Henry Davis Holland, M.D., both of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Warner Wellford Marshall Boyd. A memorial service will take place at Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, later in April, with interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gloucester Library or Ware Episcopal Church. Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert F. McCabe Sr., 86, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth A. McCabe. He is survived by his six children, Sister Patricia A. McCabe, C.S.C., Joan M. Laing and her husband, Dennis, Robert F. McCabe Jr. and his wife, Carol, Maryanne R. Martonik and her husband, John, Kathleen M. Triplett, Maureen A. Wolfe and her husband, Paul; 15 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Mr. McCabe was a graduate of Xavier High School in New York, Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.; Fordham Law School in New York. He was a U.S. Army Infantry veteran serving in WWII and a member of the Lost Battalion and recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. McCabe was an attorney for the Dept. of Transportation from 1946 until retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Serra Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital and also worked in the Patient Advocacy Program. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a Christian wake being held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 12 noon, Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.
Thomas Lawrence Mills, 71, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Mills; two daughters, Linda Terrill and husband, Bruce, Patricia (Pam) Hood and fiance', Jeff Hall; two granddaughters, Ashley and Jenny Hood; a brother, Ernest Lee Hedgepeth of Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. Mills was a Retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Reserve and also retired from Reynolds Metals. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Forest View Vol. Rescue Squad.
Edward A. Moseley of Moseley, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2001 after a long illness. He was a fifth generation resident of Anndale, one of the few remaining Virginia Century Farms in Chesterfield County. He retired after many years of employment as Vice President of Dietz Press. He served with the 8th Air Force in England during World War II and was a graduate of Virginia Commonweath University's class of 1951. A long time, active member of Bethel Baptist Church, he served there in many capacities through the years, including deacon, trustee, and Sunday School superintendent. He served on the Chesterfield County School Board from 1972 to 1981, representing the Clover Hill District. A charter member of the Chesterfield County Museum Board, he served there for more than thirty years, and was President of the Board for several terms. He was a member of the Midlothian Ruritan Club, where he served as local president, district governor and was a member of the National Board of Directors. In addition, he was a member of the Chesterfield Historical Society, Jamestowne Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Cheatham Moseley; son and his wife, Bruce and Dianne Moseley; daughter and her husband, Anne and Michael Brandon; son and his wife, Robert and Ellen Moseley; and seven grandchildren, Christy Domzalski, Sara and Brian Moseley, Michael and Carter Brandon and Brooke and Matthew Moseley. The Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel is in charge of arrangements, where the family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church on April 3, at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Bethel Baptist Church.
Raymond Carl Obertone Sr., 81, of Richmond, Va., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Marie Nall Obertone; one son, Dr. Raymond C. Obertone Jr. and his wife, Susan of Fairfax, Va.; and three daughters, Tanya Obertone of Pound Ridge, N.Y., Rosemary J. Brown and her husband, Randall, and Angela J. Morgan, both of Richmond; as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 2. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, April 3, at 11 a.m.
Timothy Loroson Pickle III of Gywnns Island (formerly of Richmond) died March 24, 2001 at his winter home in Naples, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Hamner Beattie Pickle. Mr. Pickle was born May 17, 1925 in Richmond to Timothy Loroson Pickle Jr. and Della Breeding Pickle. He grew up in Varina and graduated from Varina High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in San Francisco, Calif. He returned to Richmond in 1951 to join his father in starting a bookkeeping and accounting business. In the late 1950s, Henry and Richard Bloch came to Richmond to look for potential franchisees for the newly incorporated H & R Block. Mr. Pickle persuaded his father to purchase a franchise with him. They started with one office at 3318 W. Cary Street. Mr. Pickle continued to operate the business after his father's death in 1971. When he sold the franchise in 1983, the business had grown to over 100 offices in Virginia and part of North Carolina. Mr. Pickle graduated in 1957 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He was a founding and active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Richmond. Mr. Pickle was a Trustee of Roanoke College, where he served on the Campaign Executive Committee and as Chair of the Development Committee. He was a leader in Lutheran initiatives there, including the Chaplaincy which is named for him and his father, Timothy L. Pickle Jr. In 1998 Mr. Pickle was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Roanoke College. At Gywnns Island, Mr. Pickle was very active with the Mathews Yacht Club and the Mathews Lions Club. He was a member of the Raleigh Tavern Society of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Monticello Society and served on the Executive Committee of Governor Gilmore's Commonwealth Council. Mr. Pickle lived a full life and considered himself very blessed. He survived difficult times yet he continued to be optimistic and productive until his death. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a source of strength to those around him. He will be remembered by the many whose lives he touched, but especially by his children who could ask for no better parent or role model. In addition to his wife, Katherine, he is survived by eight children and stepchildren: his son, Leonard R. Pickle and wife, Christine E. Pickle of Lynchburg, his daughter, Kimberly Pickle Tucker and husband, Gregory J. Tucker of Richmond, son, C. Paul Erdman Jr. and wife, Melinda P. Erdman of Wilmington, N.C., daughter, Linda Erdman Nau and husband, William H. Nau of Richmond, daughter, Terri Erdman Scott and husband, Samuel G. Scott of Chesapeake, daughter, K. Carter Beattie Abrahams and husband, Siegfried H. Abrahams of Richmond, son, Harry C. Beattie IV and wife, Sharon T. Beattie of Little Plymouth, daughter, Margaret Beattie Hudnall and husband, Howard G. Hudnall of Wicomico Church; and thirteen grandchildren, Timothy C. Pickle of Lynchburg, Krista L. Pickle of Boston, Mass., Henry L. Tucker of Richmond, Cecil P. Erdman III and Coralan K. Erdman of Wilmington, N.C., Sara A. Scott and Emily B. Scott of Raleigh, N.C., Kathryn S. Somerville and husband, Jason R. Somerville of Chicago, Warner H. Scott of Harrisonburg, Emily Abrahams of Richmond, E. Katherine Beattie and Delaney Beattie of Little Plymouth, Elizabeth Hudnall of Wicomico Church; and great-grandchild, Lily Somerville of Chicago. He is also survived by his sister, Catherine "Kitty" P. Abramson and husband, Martin Abramson of Millbrae, Calif.; sister, Ann P. Besser of Belmont, Calif.; and brother, Robert M. Pickle and wife, Leona Pickle of Cupertino, Calif. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church (Kingston Parish), Route 14 to Route 614, Mathews, Va. on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, the Mathews Rescue Squad or the Gywnns Island Museum.
Bruce "the lord" F. Proctor Sr., 70 of Sandston, went to his final resting place Saturday, March 31, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy M. Proctor; three loving daughters, Cindy Snow of Sandston, Sherry Smart and devoted son-in-law, Raymond of Aylett, and Kim Smart and devoted son-in-law, James of Midlothian; three loving sons, Frankie and his wife, Lynn Proctor of Midlothian, Mark Proctor of Richmond, and Bobby Proctor and devoted daughter-in-law, Amy of Mechanicsville; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Ralph of Hampton, and Harold of Richmond; also one sister, Phylis Cutright of Louisa. Mr. Proctor was an avid golfer, playing at the Highland Springs Golf Course. His remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, and where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Entombment Washington Memorial Park.
Michael Charles Reeder, 61, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, after a brief illness. He was a graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, Va., and of the College of William and Mary. After serving eight years in the Air Force, he became an engineer for Westinghouse, where he worked for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Clements Reeder, and his father, LCDR (USN Ret.) Charles W. Reeder. He is survived by one son, Michael Clements Reeder, and his wife, Gena of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Anastacia R. Reeder of Williamsburg, Va.; four sisters, Frances O'Neal of Nokesville, Va., Sharon McCarthy of Evansville, Ind., Alicia Wall of Richmond, Va., and Lynnette Vaughan of Williamsburg, Va.; three brothers, Richard Reeder of Manassas, Va., Raymon Reeder of Paducah, Ky., and Josh Hermann of Cummings, Ga.; and 20 nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. in Richmond. A procession to the Woodland Cemetery in Ashland, Va. will follow, and a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. The Reverend Joseph J. Cailles will preside. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be sent to: The Charles W. Reeder Media Fund, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. 23185.
GMMC William Spencer Sage, USN, Retired, 85, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ford Sage; three daughters, Carol Moberly, Margaret Covert and Linda Greene; two sons-in-law, Calvin Covert and Michael Greene; four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. GMMC Sage was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. His family will receive friends at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lakeside Vol. Rescue Squad, 2007 Timberlake Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.
Sara Emma Fox Shields, 82, departed this life on April 1, 2001 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was the widow of James C. Shields. Mrs. Shields is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cecilia and H. Carleton King Jr.; her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Leslie Shields; and her grandchildren, Carter King and Mallory and James Shields. She is also survived by her brother, Jack H. Fox of Gadsden, Alabama. Mrs. Shields was born in Gadsden, Alabama, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Fox III and Bettie Priscilla Carter Fox. She will be remembered lovingly by her children for the love, support and encouragement she always provided for them. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home 11020 West Broad St., Glen Allen, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23068.
Wilbur Leroy (Billy) Taylor Jr., of Richmond, departed this life March 29, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elner Brooks Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Charmayne West (Arthur); a son, Wilbur L. (Billy - Tee) Taylor III (Charlene); grandsons, Arthur Jr. and Donovan West; three aunts, Thelma Freeman, Inez and Juanita Taylor; a devoted godson, Johnnie Payne (Wendy); devoted cousins, Deacon James and Warrick Taylor; a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., where the family will receive friends Monday, April 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m. at Westwood Baptist Church, 915 Glenburnie Rd. Rev. Linda Stevens officiating. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. Guest book at www.legacy.com.
Claude L. Tomlinson Sr., age 78, of Keysville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Surviving are his wife, Edith E. Tomlinson; one son, Claude L. Tomlinson Jr. of Victoria; one daughter, Dorothy Houseman of Goodview; one stepson, Donnie Chaney of Kenbridge; one stepdaughter, Virginia Baires of Richmond; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bay Tomlinson of Victoria, and George Tomlinson of Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tussekiah Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte Co. Vol. Rescue Squad or the Tussekiah Baptist Church Building Fund.