Dorothy Lee Price of Mechanicsville departed this life on Thursday, August 29, 2002. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Oliver L. Lee; two granddaughters, Tia S. and Telmyr F. Lee; one daughter-in-law, Towanda C. Lee; two brothers, Edmond and Richard Lee, both of Maryland; three sisters, Margaret L. Murray, Mahala L. Wright and Phylis L. Archer, all of Mechanicsville; one uncle, three aunts, five sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Myrtle Lee; and her husband, Ellsworth Price. Her remains rest at K.L. Jordan Funeral Home, 5008 Nine Mile Road, Richmond, Va. 23223. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2002, 12 noon at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. Rev. Phillip E. Knight Sr. officiating. Her remains will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday. Interment church cemetery. K L JORDAN FUNERAL CREMATION
John Frederick (Fred) Quensen Jr., age 84, died Thursday, August 29, 2002. Mr. Quensen was a Retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and a member of Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church for many years. Survivors include his wife, Flossie B. Quensen; two sons, John F. Quensen III of Haslet, Michigan and Paul Quensen of Centerville, Va.; two grandchildren, Ericka and Chad; one stepson, Bernard D. Glass of Leesburg, Va.; three stepdaughters, Shirley Jones of St. Lucy, Fla., Alice Sisson of Bowling Green, Va. and Carolyn Bauserman of Beaverdam, Va.; 10 stepgrandchildren, 14 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2002 at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad St., where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2002. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park, with military honors provided by Memorial Rifles.
Verdia H. Ragland, age 81, of Crewe, died after a long illness on August 30, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Gretna, Va. She was born and raised in Schlar, Va. and moved to Crewe in 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. C. "Happy" Ragland; her parents, Reese Henry and Mattie Tyler Hamilton; and a brother, Cecil Hamilton. She is survived by a son, Bill Ragland and wife, Barbara of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Maxey Cook and husband, Ed of Gretna, Va., Kathy Rea and husband, Tim of Richmond; sisters, Marie Bryant of Charlottesville, Va., Marion Hicks of Richmond and a beloved sister, Bernice Hamilton of Charlottesville, Va.; one brother, Warren Hamilton of Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; special people in her life, Bo and Anna Phelps of Crewe, Farrell and Pat Johnson of Powhatan, Va. and Hattie Faulks of Richmond. She was a life member of the Nottoway County Emergency Squad, Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Women of the Moose, Ashland Chapter 1252. The family will receive friends at Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Sunday, September 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Bobby and Brenda Duffey. Funeral services will be held Monday, 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment following at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice.
The only son of Amanda Green Richardson and Charles Henry Richardson was born on November 6, 1928, the night Herbert Hoover was elected president, hence the name Charles "Hoover" Richardson. Born at the start of the Depression, Hoover learned early the value of hard work. He seldom worked less than two jobs at a time. In 1998 he was honored for 50 years of service to the City of Richmond. An additional two years made him the longest tenured employee in the city's history. He was quick to respond to citizens' needs and to resolve their problems, making him one of the most popular supervisors in the Department of Public Works. When he wasn't working for the city, Hoover could be found working in the yard or displaying his handyman skills on some repair project at home or around town. Not much for "chit-chat," Hoover could hold his own in a political debate, and call on his common sense to solve any problem. A quiet, generous man who loved the Lord, Hoover served Mt. Tabor not only as a former Trustee, but as a "contractor" when he painted the sanctuary one year - at no cost to the Church. Hoover also loved the Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, politics, old westerns, and especially his family. More than anything else he took seriously the responsibility of caring for his family. As a result, he is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Ruth Feggins Richardson. As the only male left to carry on the Richardson name, Hoover extended the Richardson legacy through five sons and three daughters. His survivors include: Charles Perscell and wife, Josephine of Richmond, Indiana, Henry Wallace and wife, Phyllis of Richmond, Valerie Josephine Richardson Jackson and husband, Maynard of Atlanta, Ga., Ruth Elizabeth Richardson Manns of Atlanta, Ga.; Hoover LaMonte and wife, Birnur of Atlanta, Ga., Anne Victoria Richardson Smith and husband Michael, of Powhatan, Robert Bryan and wife, Bonita of Atlanta, Ga., Roderick Duane and wife, Dana of Glen Allen; three sisters, Dorothy Jenkins of Baltimore, Md., Lillian Allen of Baltimore, Md., and Ruth Branch Wyche of Long Island, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and devoted friends, including long-time neighbor, Irene Edwards. His remains rest at Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 2011 Fairmount Ave. Rev. Herbert L. Ponder officiating. Interment services will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. CHILES PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHILESFUNERALHOME.COM
William Reid Ware Sr., 88, of Bumpass, died Friday, August 30, 2002. He was a son of the late Lispon Alphonso Ware and Loula Reid Garth Ware, a member and former elder of Bethany Christian Church and a member of the Founding Board of Directors of Piedmont Christian School. He was a retired supervisor with the U. S. Postal Service. Survivors include his wife; Rebecca Duke Ware; daughter, Martha W. Lonergan of Burnt Hills. N.Y.; sons, William R. Ware Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va. and David A. Ware of Charles City, Va.; brother, Franklin K. Ware of Mineral, Va. Three grandchildren also survive. The family will receive friends Saturday (tonight) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bethany Christian Church and where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Anderson at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2002. The Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
Jacqualynne H. Warren of 1017 Welton Ave. died August 30, 2002. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 East Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Mr. William (Bill) P. Webb, 76,of Chesterfield County, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mrs. Nora Bishop Bowman and Marshall R. Webb. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Mrs. Ann B. Webb of Chesterfield County; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl W. Arney and son-in-law, Mr. Tim Arney of Burke, Virginia, Ms. Tina Webb and friend of the family, Ms. Lissa Belongia of Chesterfield County; two grandsons, Mr. Ross Arney and Mr. Paul Arney of Burke, Virginia; sister-in-law, Mrs. Cecil B. Young of Richmond; and niece, Nan B. Sharp of Richmond; sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret B. Powell; and brother-in-law, Mr. Wesley Powell of Chester, Virginia; nephew, Mr. Don Michael Powell of Friendswood, Texas; and one brother, Mr. Marshall R. Webb Jr. of Colonial Heights, Virginia. Mr. Webb was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He served proudly in the armed forces in both the Navy during World War II and later in the Army during the Korean Conflict and received an honorable discharge from both branches. He served on the Colonial Heights School Board from 1968 to 1992, and was elected Chairman of the school board in 1972. Mr. Webb was the longest continuously serving board member in Colonial Heights. He worked for the State of Virginia Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services for 25 years and after the General Assembly voted to provide mental health services to localities throughout the state of Virginia, he was appointed Executive Director of District 19 and served there for 12 years. When he began his work with the state, there were only 12 mental health clinics in the state. During his tenure with the state, he opened 26 additional mental health clinics in the state of Virginia. He retired from state service in 1990. When he retired there were a total of 38 clinics across the state of Virginia. Mr. Webb will be remembered as a loving friend to Mr. Jack Fowlkes of Hilton Head, South Carolina and Mrs. Lynn Eades Foy of Colonial Heights, Virginia. "All his beauty, wit and grace lie forever in one place, he who sang and sprang and moved, now in death is only loved." Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Chesterfield Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, Virginia. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Departed this life August 30, 2002, Mrs. Lydia White of 4203 Cedardale Lane. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later.
Homer Randolph Whitehead, a retired farmer, died August 30, 2002 at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Southampton County, he was in his 91st year, having been born to Bettie Rowe and Jordan Walter Whitehead on July 4, 1912. Mr. Whitehead was a member of Sebrell United Methodist Church, the Sebrell Civic Club, a member emeritus of Manry Hunt Club as well as a fifty-year member emeritus of Courtland Masonic Lodge No. 85. He is survived by two sisters, Doris W. Applewhite and Elizabeth O. Whitehead; and his sister-in-law, Eleanor W. Whitehead, all of Sebrell. He is also survived by a devoted group of caregivers, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn W. Whitehead and Hildred W. Cole; and five brothers, Ryland, Bradford, Elton, Geno and Jordan W. Whitehead. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2002, in the family square in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland, with Rev. Elizabeth Von Trapp Walker officiating. The family will receive visitors in the home of Marsha and Brad Whitehead, 17340 River Road, Courtland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sebrell United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Janet Kitchen, 16283 Plank Road, Courtland, Virginia 23837; or a charity of choice. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, has charge of arrangements.
Rosa Mae Wiley of 3612 Florida Avenue entered eternal rest at her residence August 30, 2002. Professional services of comfort entrusted to Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Sts. BRUNSONS FUNERAL CHAPEL
Departed this life August 29, 2002, Mrs. Dianne D. Crawley-Williams, formerly of the Fulton area. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later.
Frances G. Wilson of South Hill died Friday, August 30, 2002. Survived by her daughter, Helen W. Gordon of South Hill; two sisters, Dorothy G. Roberson of Henderson, N.C. and Bonnie G. Watson of Durham, N.C.; a brother, Gene A. Gosney of LaCrosse; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Sunday 2 p.m. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home. Interment Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Saturday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences and obituary at www.crowderhitecrews.com.
Kathleen Woodson of Richmond departed this life August 30, 2002. Arrangements by CHILES PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHILESFUNERALHOME.COM
Max Zerkin, 85, of South Palm Beach, Fla., passed on August 29, 2002. He is survived by his adoring wife of 60 years, Rhoda Sigel Zerkin; his devoted children, Allen Zerkin of New York City and Gerald Zerkin and Laurie Daigle of Richmond. Va. and their spouses, Ellen Zerkin, Julie McConnell and James Daigle; seven grandchildren, one grandchild on the way, one great-grandchild, six nieces and nephews; and a brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Madeleine Sigel. A child of immigrants, he lifted himself from the Great Depression to graduate from Brooklyn College and become a successful businessman and community leader. He was unfailingly generous though no pushover as a father, and a gregarious man with a great sense of humor. He was a devoted fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers until the Great Betrayal. He will be sorely missed by those whose lives he touched. Graveside services will be held September 1 at 1 p.m. at King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc., Rockville, Md. (301)217-9400.
George Orr Jr., educator, dies
Nov 16, 2001
Vocational educator George Simpson Orr Jr. was very vocal at meetings of the Virginia Board of Education.
"He did things to make people see vocational education for what it was - not just shop class," said his wife of 45 years, Donna Caywood Orr.
Mr. Orr, director of vocational education for the state Department of Education from 1972 to 1976 and executive director of the former Virginia Advisory Council on Vocational Education from 1982 to 1991, died of prostate cancer Thursday in a local hospital. He was 69 and lived in Chesterfield.
"He brought vocational education to the forefront," his wife said. "He helped get finances for many vocational education schools in the state. He'd intercede with the school board to get vocational educational programs in smaller areas where the areas would go together to have the programs."
Mr. Orr also worked with members of the Board of Education to help bring standards of quality to state vocational education and general education.
After high school graduation, the Louisville, Ky., native built furniture in a factory and discovered that was not how he wanted to spend his life. But he found that he loved to work with his hands - he was skilled in woodworking, blueprint drawing, printing and metalworking - and that led him to industrial arts. He borrowed money and went to college, attending Northeast Mississippi Junior College for two years.
Mr. Orr earned a bachelor's degree in industrial arts and a master's degree in education, both from Western Kentucky University, where, as a 6-foot-7 forward, he also lettered in basketball.
Between 1956 and 1965 he taught industrial arts, coached basketball and served for a time as assistant principal of Hopewell High School.
In 1965, he became a supervisor of vocational education for the state Department of Education and then served as director of vocational education.
Mr. Orr then became a research assistant to the executive director of the Virginia Advisory Council on Vocational Education. He later served as executive director for nine years before retiring in 1991.
"He always wanted to help others. He always wanted to improve things. Whatever he did, he put himself into it," his wife said. "He always wanted for someone else to be in the forefront, but he wanted to pave the way for them to be there."
Mr. Orr was a master gardener for the Virginia Tech Extension Service's Chesterfield office. He also enjoyed making furniture, framing pictures and working on the computer.
He was a member of the Woodland Pond subdivision's homeowner and lakefront associations, and for several years he edited a quarterly newsletter for his subdivision. He was a founder of the Woodland Pond Garden Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sherley Coleman of Louisville.
A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at W.R. Milward Funeral Home in Lexington, Ky. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery there.
Dorothy Stonestreet, jeweler, dies at 75
Jul 16, 2001
Dorothy Arlene Hall Stonestreet liked meeting the public.
Mrs. Stonestreet, who was president and co-owner of Stonestreet Diamond Shop at 209 E. Broad St. from 1991 until her death Sunday, "could remember the names and faces of her customers," said her daughter, Sharon Hall Stonestreet of Glen Allen. "My dad could remember their account numbers and when they last bought something. You could say we have good memories. She was a good friend to our customers."
Mrs. Stonestreet died of complications of a stroke in a local hospital. She was 75.
A native of Liverpool, W.Va., now known as Ripley, she came to Richmond on a visit with her sister and brother-in-law and decided to stay. She found an apartment and a job as a waitress at Byram's Lobster House on East Broad Street, on the opposite side of where John Earl Stonestreet and his brother had started a novelties and jewelry business called Richmond Gift Shop.
Mr. Stonestreet, who used to eat lunch or dinner at Byram's, persisted in asking her for a date. They were married about a year later in 1947.
Richmond Gift Shop evolved into Stonestreet Bros. Jewelers at 710 E. Broad St. Mrs. Stonestreet worked at the store and did the bookkeeping. Her husband became the sole owner in 1965 when his brother died. Later, the Stonestreets' daughter became a partner.
Eventually, the Stonestreets closed that store and opened Stonestreet Diamond Shop at 209 E. Broad St.
Mrs. Stonestreet became president and co-owner with her daughter when her husband died in 1991.
She was a member of Glen Allen Baptist Church.
Survivors, besides her daughter, include three sisters, Hallie Carney, Delsie Kerwood and Helen Casto, all of Ripley, W.Va.
A funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Carlisia Rodriguez Atkins of Richmond entered eternal rest September 14, 2002. Cherishing her memory are her two sons, Garnett Antwon Rodriguez and Omelio Juan Atkins Jr.; her mother, Fontaine Pate; father, Robert Ferguson Sr.; two sisters, Carmen Arlisia Rodriguez and Robin Denise Stinson; one brother-in-law, Steve Stinson; grandmother, Cora Pate; one aunt, Beverly Wilder; two uncles, Willie L. Pate and Rev. David Pate Jr.; godmother, Bernice Bartholomew; several nephews and cousins, one devoted, Deitra Phillips; devoted friends, Douglas Wilford, Marian Kempson, Ricky Johnson, Robin Walston and Michelle Drakeford. A eulogistic service will be conducted Friday 1 p.m. at the Sixth Baptist Church, 400 S. Addison St. Dr. Yvonne Bibbs, pastor, Rev. David Pate Jr. officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME