Gerald "Gerry" Leon Halterman, 52, of Richmond, passed away January 23, 2002. He was predeceased by his mother, Hilda H. Stanfield; grandmother, Iva R. Halterman; and a brother, Donald R. Stanfield. He is survived by his father, Arnold Lloyd Halterman of Richmond; stepmother, Evelyn W. Halterman of Richmond; three sisters, Nancy Halterman Rizzuto of Greensboro, N.C., Wanda Halterman Tyler of Chesterfield and Patricia Halterman Atkinson of Richmond; two brothers, Larry A. Halterman of Glen Allen and Dennis Stanfield of Augusta, Ga.; three nieces, two nephews and one great-niece. Mr. Halterman was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War, and was a self-employed roofing contractor. He was of the Christian faith. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at Berean Baptist Church, 2914 Cogbill Rd. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank Paul Belmont and Stan Wood.
Frank John Hanzel, 81, of Stafford, Va., died Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at Mary Washington Hospital. Retired as a Chemical Engineer for the Naval Weapons Service Lab, he was the husband of Clelia Hanzel and the father of Mary Ann Cabell of Richmond, Va., Jeanne Gahres of Fairfax Station, Va., Gregory Hanzel of Richmond, Va. and Dr. Paul Hanzel of Fredericksburg, Va. He is also survived by four sisters of the Johnstown, Pa. area and by six grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Father Daniel E. Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2002 at Mullins & Thompson Fredericksburg Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Mary Washington Hospital Auxiliary, Mary Washington Hospital, 1001 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Joseph Thompson Harden, 84, of Mechanicsville, died at home Wednesday, January 30, 2002 after a prolonged illness. He was long retired from a 33-year career with the U.S. Weather Bureau, retiring as Meteorologist-In-Charge of the Richmond office. For many years, he had been known and loved by radio listeners for his deeply Southern style of broadcasting the daily weather forecasts on WRVA and WRNL radio. Until restricted by failing health, he was a devoted Sunday School teacher and former chairman of the Board of Deacons at Fort Lee Baptist Church, in addition to being active in the Masons, Kiwanis, Ruritans, Chickahominy YMCA, Sandston Little League and other civic and professional organizations. Mr. Harden is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Evelyn; two sons, Joseph of Anchorage, Alaska and Richard of Mechanicsville; seven grandchildren, Kristina Baker of Sandston, Kassi Bausone of Richmond, Kimberly Harden of London, England, Richard Harden of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jeff, Joe and Stella Harden of Mechanicsville; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Beard of Scottsboro, Alabama and Louisa Messolonghites of Bethesda, Maryland. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Private interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Lee Baptist Church. Register condolences online at www.nelsenfh.com
Louise Adams Harriott resided in Elliott, S.C. She went home to be with the Lord, Monday, January 28, 2002. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Wilson Harriott; three sons and one daughter. Family left behind to cherish her memories are five daughters and five sons, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2002, at the St. Paul Methodist Church in Elliott, S.C. Remains rest at the Boatwright Funeral Home, 113 Harlem St., Elliott, S.C. 29010. Contact Mr. Charlie L. (Geet) Harriott, 3107 Woodrow Ave., Richmond, Va. Phone no. 804-329-8196 for further information.
Bettie Carter Helwig, 68, of Mechanicsville, widow of Harold V. Helwig, died Monday, January 28, 2002. She is survived by a son, David Helwig and his wife, Kim; a daughter, Diana Helmick and her husband, Michael; eight grandchildren, Jackie Leigh, Matthew, Jacob, Jeremy, Jesse, Jonathan, Julianna and Josie; two sisters, Doris Clark and Linda Nagy; a brother, James H. Carter Jr.; and several nieces. Mrs. Helwig was a member of the auxiliary of VFW Post 9808 and the auxiliary of Richmond East Moose Lodge No. 543. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove, Mechanicsville, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Hanover Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice of Central Virginia or the American Cancer Society. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Joseph Reynolds "Rennie" Hollins III died January 30, 2002. He was son of the late Joseph R. Hollins Jr. He is survived by his children, Heather H. Mills and Jeremiah Hollins; his mother, Dorothy H. Hollins; sister, Patricia H. Norton; brother, Chris H. Hollins; granddaughter, Madelyn Jane Mills; one niece, three nephews; also a special friend, Beverly Burrows. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Church of Our Saviour, Montpelier. Interment church cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the West Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Theresa T. Jackson of Richmond died January 29, 2002. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 East Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Departed this life January 27, 2002, Mrs. Pansie W. Jones, formerly of 3420 E. Marshall St. She is survived by two loving and devoted daughters, Barbara Davis and Lillie Jones; five loving grandchildren, Kimberly Parker (devoted), Christopher, Corey, Pansie and Ashley Jones; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, among them one devoted friend, Otis Johnson. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where the family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Remains will lie in state Friday, 1 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 4401 Hobbs Lane, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Rev. Ronald C. Taylor officiating. Entombment Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
Mrs. Teresa Hicks Jones, age 91, of The Hermitage, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Julius T. Jones; brother-in-law and wife, Overton and Kathryn Jones; sister-in-law and husband, Marie and Julian Bradshaw; sister-in-law, Jane Hicks; numerous nieces and nephews. Remains rest at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Westover Hills United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, Va. 23225 or The Hermitage 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Dorothy E. Lewis went to be with the Lord January 29, 2002 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a nurse at HealthSouth Hospital for 23 years and a member of Faith Landmark Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Lewis Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Karen Patterson and Wanda Wicker; three sons, William R. Lewis Jr., Randy Lewis and Mike Lewis; 10 grandchildren, Ryan, Stephen, Melinda, Ray, Kellie, Hunter, Olivia, Tom, Julia and Stephanie; her sister and best friend, Josephine Sciotto. 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. Wednesday and where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation at 3 Forest Street, New Canaan, Conn. 06840 (203)972-1250.
Rev. Robert Francis Lewis, 72, of 243 N. Laburnum Ave., departed this life on Saturday, January 26, 2002. He leaves to cherish his memories one daughter, Sharon Lewis of Richmond; one sister, Evelyn Lewis of Fort Washington, Md.; one brother, Michael Lewis of Washington, D.C.; one granddaughter, Tomika Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Asher and Yezre'el Askew, all from Baltimore, Md.; two uncles and three aunts. Mr. Lewis was an associate pastor for St. Paul's Baptist Church and WWII Army Veteran. His remains rest at K.L. Jordan Funeral Services, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2002, at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 2600 East Marshall St. Interment with military honors will be held 12 noon Tuesday at Quantico National Cemetery. Arrangements by K.L. Jordan Funeral Services. K L JORDAN
Augustine Lee Milita, 62, of Ruther Glen, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Gina Milita of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary-Margaret and Donnie Pitts of Milford; his brother, Dale Milita of Canal Point, Fla.; his sister, Sherry McBride of Ruther Glen and six grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. in Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will follow in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruther Glen. Visitation will be Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladysmith Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 186, Ladysmith, Va. 22501 or Hospice of Central Virginia, 7231 Forest Ave, Suite 100, Richmond, Va. 23226.
Lehew W. "Lee" Miller Jr., 60, of Richmond, died Monday, January 28, 2002 in Henrico Doctors Hospital. Born in Cumberland, Md., he was a Coast Guard veteran and had been a field service manager with Crown Cork and Seal in Richmond since 1985. Survivors include his wife, Naomi R. Miller; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dan Bresson of Laurel, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Peggy-Anne Miller of Bowling Green; his parents, Udy and Virginia Miller of Cumberland, Md.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Kim Miller of Cumberland and four grandchildren, Danny, Amy and Stacy Bresson and Dylan Miller. Mr. Miller will be cremated and the family will receive friends Thursday, January 31, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the home of his son, Lee, in Bowling Green, Va. and also on Saturday, February 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the home of his daughter at 9344 Sewall Ave., Laurel, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a favorite charity. Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, handling arrangements.
Mrs. Betty G. Mitchell of Mechanicsville went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, her mother, father and many beloved family members and friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2002. She will always be loved and missed by her devoted husband, R.B. "Dick" Mitchell Sr. Grieving her loss but celebrating her life of 82 years are her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry G. and Shirley Mitchell of Mechanicsville; her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Ronnie Maxey Sr. of Richmond; and her son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Jane Mitchell of Tappahannock. Her life continues on through her seven wonderful grandchildren; Kim, Tracy, Jerry, Troy, Ronnie, Brandy and R.B.; and six beautiful great-grandchildren; Matt, Kelli, Alli, Tripp, Paige and Greyson. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, where a celebration of her life will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Clarence L. "Woody" Pegram, 80, of Lakeside, died Monday, January 28, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maxine V. Pegram; six children, Linwood A. Pegram and his wife, June, Jewell E. Royer and her husband, Charles, David E. Pegram, Gregory L. Pegram and his wife, Rebecca, Clarence B. Pegram and his wife, Debbie and Kimberly S. Jones; a sister, Dorothy P. Lindsay; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Jerry, Eric, Jessica, Brandon, Lisa and Cody; a great-grandson, William; and a devoted friend, Onie White. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian. Mr. Pegram was a Navy veteran of World War II, in which he was awarded the American Victory Medal. He was a lifelong lover of music and was proficient on any stringed instrument as well as the piano. He was also a 27-year member of Local No.10, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment with Naval honors at Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to McGuire Veterans Hospital, 1201 Broad Rock Road, Richmond, Va. 23224. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the 4th floor CCU for all their special care. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Lawrence D. Powell Sr., 87, of Varina, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Bennett Powell and his daughter, Joyce Spivey. He is survived by a daughter, Frances Lammey and her husband, Bobby; a son, Lawrence "Larry" Powell Jr. and his wife, Ann; six grandchildren, Wanda Carter, Sharlene Shannon, Dawn Taylor, Robert Lammie III, Donald Powell III and Barron Powell; 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and where services will be held 1 p.m. Friday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Foundation.
Alice Jenkins "Jenny" Riggs, 38, of Dinwiddie County, Va., passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. She was a native of Richmond, Va., but had resided in this area most all of her life. She was a beautician and was former owner of Hair Care Two. Mrs. Riggs was the daughter of Raymond L. and Mary Holley Jenkins of Sutherland, Va. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, David R. Riggs; two daughters, Alison Riggs, Shannon Riggs; two sons, David Tripp Riggs, Thomas Wade Stanfield; two sisters, Helen Aliff and Holley Pearson; and one brother, Kenneth Wayne Jenkins; and a number of aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 1, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. in the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joyce Harville, pastor of Poole Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Southlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.