Charles Edward Schaaf, age 81, of Richmond, died Monday, August 26, 2002. He was the son of the late Charlie H. and Emily K. Schaaf and is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Hazel K. Schaaf; two daughters, Sandra S. Hutcher and her husband, Neil Hutcher, M.D. and Carla A. Schaaf; two granddaughters, Hilary H. Surratt and Meredith Hutcher; and two great-grandchildren, Jordyn Ann Surratt and Caleb Hutcher, all of Richmond. Mr. Schaaf was the retired President of the W. Wallace Neale Company, Inc., a local manufacturer's representative for heating and power plant equipment. He was a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity and a former member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. Mr. Schaaf taught night school at the Virginia Mechanics Institute in the 1950s. He was an avid golfer and was a life member and past president of the Richmond Country Club, a member and past president of the Metro Richmond Three Score Golf Association and a member of the USGA. He spent many hours as a philatelist. Mr. Schaaf was also a 50 year member of Northside Lodge No. 292 AF&AM and Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1943 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Schaaf was a member of the Legacy Society of Virginia Tech and was a Golden Hokie. He served in the Coast Artillery and Signal Corps as a first lieutenant during WWII. Mr. Schaaf was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church and had served as the president of the Church Council. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28. Interment in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Epiphany Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 1400 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23226; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - College of Engineering, 333 Norris Hall, Blacksburg, Va. 24061; or Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
Martha Frances Schutte, 87, of Richmond, died August 26, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert L. Schutte and is survived by her son, Robert David Schutte and his wife, Maria; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her sister, Lillian Morris of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with a Christian Wake at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Liver Transplant Foundation, 1102 Brookfield, Suite 200, Memphis, Tenn. 38119.
Betty Campbell Taylor, 64, of Richmond, went home to be with the Father on August 25, 2002. She is survived by Douglas W. Campbell; children, Robert Campbell, Geneva Lawson and her husband, Fred and Celina Campbell; five grandchildren, one devoted granddaughter, Dalisa R. Campbell; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mildred Paul, Jane White of Greensboro, N.C. and Estelle Berry; other family members and friends, one devoted friend, Betsy Gold. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bruington Baptist Church Cemetery.
Anne Cowling Ward, age 81, of Richmond, passed away on August 23, 2002. She was the widow of Lucien Butler Ward and is survived by her brother, Clarence Milford Cowling; a daughter, Anne Windsor Horton; sons, Lucien Butler Ward and Scott Cowling Ward, and four grandchildren. A graduate of Madison College, she taught school in Blackstone and Alexandria, Va. She was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, the Tuckahoe Woman's Club, Commonwealth Woman's Club, Sleepy Hollow Garden Club and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at All Saints Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.
Collins McKinley Wilkerson Jr., age 71, of Portsmouth, Va. and a native of Richmond, died on August 25, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Betty Rose Wilkerson; two stepdaughters, Barbara Wilkerson of Falmouth, Va. and Kimberly Franklin of Ashland, Va.; three stepsons, Kevin Edwards and Eric Edwards, both of Richmond and Randy Cattlett of Fredericksburg; one sister, Doris Beard of Richmond; two brothers, Charles Wilkerson and Robbie George Wilkerson, both of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Wilkerson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Korea and Vietnam, and was also a retired security guard. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 1 p.m. in the Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel of Sturtevant Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Kenneth Compton. Burial with military honors in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
Robert J. Wilkins, age 26, of Hartford, Conn., died suddenly August 23, 2002. He is survived by his son, Robert J. Wilkins II of Baltimore; his mother, Ann N. Gill of Chesterfield, Va.; his father, Robert A. Wilkins of Midlothian; his sister, Hilary W. Walker of Richmond; his maternal grandmother, Shirley J. Nichols of Charlotte C.H., Va.; his paternal grandmother, Stella A. Wilkins of Valentines, Va. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., and where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C.H., Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an Educational IRA for Robert J. Wilkins II, c/o First Union Bank, 321 N. Arch Rd., Richmond, Va. 23236, Attn: Ann Brindle.
Mr. Palentine R. Akers Jr., age 90, died Friday, January 12, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Ayers Akers; one daughter, June A. Wells; one granddaughter, Michie Lloyd; one grandson, Russell Martin; and one granddaughter, Jessica Rae Martin. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Centerville Volunteer Rescue and Fire Company #3, P.O. Box 52, Broad St. Rd., Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103.
Lois M. Barnett of Powhatan died January 11, 2001. She is survived by one son, Ray Barnett of Powhatan. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Powhatan Community Cemetery.
Thomas H. Bowles, 89, of Columbia, Va., widower of Cora (Louise) Bowles, departed this life Friday, January 12, 2001 at UVA Hospital. Survivors include daughter, Cora Belamy of Harrisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernard Bowles of Columbia, James H. Bowles, M.D. of Gum Spring, Va., Arthur G. Bowles of Detroit, Mich.; sister, Ruth B. Jackson of New York; sisters-in-law, Thelma, Jane (Delores) and Yolanda Bowles; one brother-in-law, Jerry; a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. Funeral services Monday, January 15, 2001 at 2 p.m. (viewing 1 p.m.) at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Columbia. Rev. Lloyd Faggans, Pastor, officiating. Interment church cemetery.
Mrs. Mona Mae Ellis Boyette, age 88, of Smithfield, N.C., died Saturday, January 13, 2001 in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Va. She was a native of Clayton, N.C., a daughter of the late Hal and Evie Gower Ellis. She was the widow of Theodore G. Boyette, who died January 11, 1979. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Smithfield conducted by Rev. Al Warrick. The family will receive friends at Underwood Funeral Home for one hour prior to the funeral. Surviving are her son, Theodore G. Boyette Jr. and his wife, Annette of Montpelier, Va.; sisters, Ruth Talton of Clayton and Doris Dickson of Yonkers, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ann Beaty of Stuarts Draft, Va., Kimberly Davidson of Richmond, Va. and Linda Shaver of Montpelier, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Ben Shaver, Ryan Shaver, Cassie Beaty, Adrienne Beaty and Joshua Davidson. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Ashland Lions Club, P.O. Box 630, Ashland, Va. 23005.
Edwin Saunders Brown Jr., 76, of Bumpass, Va., died Saturday, January 13, 2001. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannette; and a son, Edwin Harrison. He is survived by his wife, Anne Elder Brown; his sons, Thomas N. Brown of Bumpass, Saunders W. Brown of Carson City, Nev., George C. Brown of Henderson, Nev. and Dennis M. Brown of Mayer, Ariz.; his daughter, Ruth B. Hart of St. Augustine, Fla.; his aunt, Mina G.T. Burgess of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and his caregiver, Tanya Mitchell; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was founder and president of Ed Brown Associates, Inc. His remains rest at the Lacy Funeral Home, Route 522, Mineral, Va., where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holly Grove Christian Church with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Parkway, Building IV, Richmond, Va. 23227.
Ernest Linwood "Lenny" Brown, 71, departed this life January 13, 2001 after a very long and courageous battle with a severe illness. He was preceded in death by his son, Ernest Jr.; his parents, Howard and Susie Brown of Varina; and his brother, Howard Brown Jr.; and his half brother, James Sheffield. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jacquelyn "Jackie" M. Brown; his daughter, Linda B. Newcomb and her husband, James F. Newcomb; and her son, Clarence Wilson Browder III ("Trey") and his wife, Katharine; his sons, Ernest L. Brown and Kenneth M. Brown and his wife, Brenda Daniels Brown and their daughters, Ryan Leigh and Amanda and Kevin W. Brown and his sons, Dalton and Matthew; along with his brothers, Elmer and his wife, Gaynelle and Al Brown; sister, Elnor "Frizzy" Earls and her husband, Tom of Michigan. Mr. Brown is also survived by his first wife and devoted friend, Joyce D. Brown. Lenny worked for Eastern Airlines until he retired in 1991 and then spent eight years working for Capital Region Airport Commission. Lenny was well-liked and well-respected by everyone he ever met. He will be greatly missed by all. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, and where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Washington Memorial.
Milton Bailey Burton (Tubby), 70, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 13, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean C. Burton; three children: his daughter, Donna B. Gill and her husband, Donald; two sons, Milton (Bubba) Burton Jr. and his wife, Colleen and Myron Keith Burton and his wife, Theresa; two granddaughters, eight grandsons and four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Bullock; one brother, Donald Burton and his wife, Ann; and numerous nieces, nephews and devoted friends. His remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and where funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday. Interment Washington Memorial Park.
J. Christopher Bush, age 51, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at Henrico Doctors' Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Ellen L. Bush; his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Austin W. Leftwich; a sister-in-law, Olivia L. Hahn; a loving niece, Lissa Hahn; and beloved nephew, Chris Sternheimer. He was a native of Richmond, Va., and attended Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va. He was employed as senior printer with Circuit City Stores for 16 years. He was an enthusiastic modeler and membership chairman of the Richmond Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society. Memorial service will be held at West End Assembly of God Church, 401 Parham Rd., on Saturday, January 27, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Charles Raymond Butzner, 53, of Richmond, died January 11, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Jane Ragland Butzner; son, Charles Pemberton Butzner; mother, Norshain D. Butzner; sister, Nancy S. Halder; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and two dogs and five cats. Ray attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was active in the Young Eagles Program out of Chesterfield Airport. Ray's passion was flying and the welfare of all animals. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Alley Cat Allies, 1801 Belmont Rd., NW, Suite 201, Washington, D.C. 20009 or a local animal humane society.
George William (Bill) Carneal, age 76, of Richmond, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Richardson Carneal; a daughter, Conway Carneal Miller; and son-in-law, Scott Smith Miller; two sons, George William Carneal Jr. and Robert Mitchell Carneal and his wife, Catherine Ayers Carneal; two stepsons, David Scott Newton and Christopher William Newton; eight grandchildren, Carter Conway Miller, Cameron Smith Miller, Evelyn Scott Miller, Maghan Louise Carneal, George William Carneal III, Henry Wyatt Carneal, Robert Mitchell Carneal II and Ross Williams Carneal. Mr. Carneal was the owner and president of Hawthorne Imports. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, January 15, at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fork Union Military Academy.
Charles C. Chaney III, 51, of Chesterfield, died January 12, 2001. Survivors include his son, C.C. Chaney IV; ex-wife, Vicki Chaney; cousins, Bill and Les Chaney, Skip and Mac McDannald, Ned Stebbins; and other family members. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Monday at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd.