Betsey Bryan VanZile, age 60, of Atlanta, formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thorney Cyril VanZile Jr., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Stewart Bryan of Richmond. Mrs. VanZile is survived by her son, Thomas G. Ross II, who is also the son of George Thomas Ross of Richmond; her daughter-in-law, Mary M. Ross; and granddaughter, Tennant Ross, all of Marietta, Ga.; her sister, Mrs. Emily Bryan Jeffreys of New Canaan, Conn.; and her niece, Isobel Jeffreys White of Dallas, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Brook Road. A reception for the family will be held at Brook Hill after the services. Her family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a cancer hospice or to Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg.
Kathleen B. Werner, age 88, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001. Mrs. Werner was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edwin H. Werner; and by her parents, William J. and Annie Barbour of Waynesboro. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Parker; son-in-law, Victor Parker; grandson, Scott Parker, all of Richmond; and grandson, Chris Parker and his wife, Tonia of High Point, N.C. Mrs. Werner was a registered nurse receiving part of her training at the Medical College of Virginia, prior to her employment by Dupont in Waynesboro. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Services for Mrs. Werner will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. Interment will follow at Dale Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 2. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave., Richmond, Va. 23229 or to the Forest View Vol. Rescue Squad, 5327 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, Va. 23225.
Mr. Leonard Alton Beach, age 64, of Hopewell, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at his residence. Leonard was born April 2, 1937 in Hopewell, the son of the late Leonard Edward and Naron Elizabeth Powell Beach. Mr. Beach traveled worldwide as a superintendent of electrical construction and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 666 Richmond for forty-three years. Survivors include his wife of thirty-two years, Iva Henegar Beach; two daughters, Deborah Annette Beach Bruner and Dorothy Diane (D.D.) Beach, both of Chester; two sons, Dwayne Reed Beach of Colonial Heights and Thomas Aaron Beach of Hopewell; one brother, Kenneth E. Beach of Prince George; and six grandchildren, Tina Dawn Beach, Claire Sunderland Levenson, Daniel Alton Beach, Molly Sussannah Beach, Tessa Nicole Beach and Naomi Fawn Showalter. A son, David Lynn Beach, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gould Chapel, Nelsen Funeral Home, Hopewell, Va. (804) 458-6377. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell by Larry C. Miles, minister. Gould Chapel, Nelsen Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Jones Bennett, age 79, died July 9, 2001. She is survived by one son, Gregory Piatt "Skeet" Bennett and wife, Jean of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; one sister, Nell J. Sopko of Pleasant Shade, Va. Graveisde funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in the Emporia Cemetery, Emporia, Va. Echols Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Rose Darnall Billups, age 60, of Richmond, formerly of Mt. Hope, W.Va., passed away July 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Billups Sr. and her parents, Helen Alyne and William H. Darnall Jr. She is survived by her children, William (Bill) Billups Jr. of Richmond; and Laura Gindek and husband, Dave of Monroe, Conn.; her brother, William H. Darnall III and wife, Nancy of Costa Mesa, Calif.; her grandchildren, David, Megan, and Kaitlin Gindek. The family is deeply appreciative of the prayers, acts of concern and love expressed by friends during Margaret's long illness. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where the family will receive friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at North Run Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment 2 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. Memorial gifts are welcome and should be directed to North Run Baptist Church Fund, 2100 Lydell Drive, Richmond, Va. 23228.
Alice Payne Carr of 6725 Kensington Ave., Richmond, died July 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Carr and is now survived by her husband, Herbert St. Clair of Richmond; one nephew, Franklin (Frankie Payne); a niece, Joanne Zickefoose; a great-nephew, Scott Zickefoose and a great-niece, Amy Zickefoose, all of Kents Store, Va. She was retired from C&P Telephone where she worked as a clerk. She was a member of Monument Heights Baptist Church. Graveside funeral services will be held at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Goochland County at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13. Family will receive friends at West Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad Street from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monument Heights Baptist Church.
Hortense Reid Churn, 59, of Richmond, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001. She is survived by her son, Richard W. Weaverling; her sister, Helen Churn; two brothers, Edward L. Churn and Severn B. Churn; two nieces and three nephews. Graveside services will be private.
Graveside services will be conducted at Evergeen Cemetery Thursday, 11 a.m. Family and friends kindly assemble at Chiles Funeral Home, Inc., 10:45 a.m.
Clara Bow Daniels, 63, went back on July 10, 2001. She was employed with Shoney's of Richmond for over 42 years. She leaves behind in life and in Christ Jesus her daughter, Debbie; son-in-law, Tony; two grandchildren, Kolbe and Shane; her brothers and sisters, Roy, Sue and Junior Daniels, Dian Anderson, David and Tammy Daniels, Roy Lee and Brenda Sanson; their children, Jessica, Angela and Abraham; nieces, Sarah, Diana, Mary, Tabitha and Rachel Daniels; nephews, Randy Daniels, John Anderson and Jason Daniels. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the American Legacy Foundation.
Helen Lynell Davis, widow of Stanley E. Davis, died Monday, July 9, 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Frances L. Walton, Richmond; brother, Gary "Billy" Williams, Richmond; sister, Mary Armstrong, Richmond; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was retired from American Tobacco Co. and a member of Carlisle Ave. Baptist Church. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and where services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Carrie Yates Fenton, 91, widow of Norman Edward Fenton Sr. of Charles City died July 8, 2001. A funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Charles City with burial following in Micah UMC Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home.
Thomas "Tommy" Foster departed this life July 9, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and John Foster; and a brother, John Foster Jr. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and George Fenner; and a brother, Abner Foster. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Morrissett Fuenral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Dale Memorial Park.
Ruth Osborne Frazier, age 96, of Smith Drive, died Monday, July 9, 2001, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News. She was a native of Randolph County, North Carolina, a housewife, and a Baptist. Her husband, Lewis Boone Frazier, and a daughter, Mozelle Frazier Flynn preceded Mrs. Frazier in death. Survivors include daughter, Juanita Frazier Abernathy, Smithfield; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgranddaughter. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Blackstone, with Clyde Senger officiating. The family will receive friends at Liberty Baptist Church, Crewe, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97. Smithfield, Va. 23431-0097. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Estelle J. Giles of Chesterfield County departed this life, Monday, July 9, 2001. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later.
Margie B. Gordon, 88, of Franklin, formerly of Emporia and widow of Howard F. Gordon, died Monday, July 9, 2001. A Greensville County native, her parents were James A. and Ella Jeans Bryant and stepfather, Willie T. Bryant. She is survived by a daughter, Jean G. Cannon and husband, Carroll of Franklin; two granddaughters, Tammy Cannon of Franklin, Leslie Whitehead and husband, Leonard Courtland; two great-granddaughters, Kelsey and Kristen Whitehead. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001. Interment Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Leeiler Green of Charlevoix Ct. departed this life Sunday, July 8, 2001. She leaves to mourn, one daughter, Tracie Fitzgerald; two sons, Ronald Argoe and Michael Cobb; six grandchildren, five brothers, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts.,where funeral services will be held, Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m. Pastor Mary Gleaton officiating. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the funeral home, Thursday, 1:30 p.m. The family may be contacted at 5033 Bryanbell Lane, Richmond, Va. 23234 or 115 Whitburn Pl., Newark, Delaware 19702.
Margaret Snediker Grimm of Richmond, widow of Rexdel E. Grimm, went to be with the Lord July 9, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Grimm of Midlothian; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Onna Grimm of Cropwell, Ala. and Deltaville, Va.; grandson, Evan Grimm; and granddaughter, Margaret "Maggie" Grimm, both of Auburn, Ala. The family will receive friends at St. David's Episcopal Church, 1801 Camborne Rd. on Wednesday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Eucharist and Vigil Service will follow. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.