Evelyn Clifton Eakin, 77, of Portsmouth, died on May 4, 2002. She was a native of Fairfield, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Roy Eakin, a labor leader in Virginia for many years who died in 1979; her father, Raymond W. Clifton; and her mother, Hessie Campbell Clifton. She retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse. While living in Nelson County she worked at the Lynchburg Training School. During WWII she worked at the Norfolk Naval Air Rework Facility, experiencing at times, as she recalled it, the sad aftermath of our boys in air combat. She was a loving homemaker and good friend to all. She is survived by her daughter, Trudy Eakin Ellis and husband, Michael of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Ronald Leo Eakin and wife, Jacqueline of Horseheads, N.Y. and Larry Edward Eakin and wife, Carolyn of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, W. Melvin Clifton and wife, Gladys of Fairfield, Va.; and three grandchildren, Stephanie, Mathew and Joshua. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Va., by Mr. George Burch. The family will receive friends at Harrison Funeral Home in Lexington, Va. on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, handled arrangements.
Elizabeth Armitage Edge, 86, died Monday, May 6, 2002. She was born in Richmond, Va., graduated from John Marshall High School, was a Captain with the Woman's Auxiliary at Fort Lee during WWII and worked for the Metro Richmond Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. She was a member of the Woman's Club and a longtime member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and later First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her volunteer work with Stuart Circle Hospital. She is survived by two sons, James B. Edge Jr. of Richmond and Thomas A. Edge of Hamilton, Ontario; three sisters, Helen A. Hultquist of Green Valley, Ariz., Caroline M. Armitage of Greenville, N.C. and Anne A. Madden of Portsmouth, Va.; and three grandchildren, Laura E. Kottkamp of Richmond, J. Brannen Edge III of Charlotte, N.C. and Liam Edge of Hamilton, Ontario. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street, Richmond, Va. 23226.
Ernest Milton Ellis Jr., 50, of Crozier, Va., departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2002. Remains rest at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. Funeral notice later.
James V. "Jimmy" Evans of 1053 Gasburg Road, Brodnax, died May 6, 2002. He had retired from West Point Stevens in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. and was currently an inspector for Brunswick County. Survived by his wife, Nadine M. Evans; two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Angela Evans of Gasburg, Michael and Brandi Evans of South Hill; four sisters, Connie Howerton of Rawlings, Ellen Harrison of Capron, Jean Moody and Joan Wiley, both of Freeman; a brother, Jerry Evans of Dolphin; four grandchildren, Taylor, Savannah, Amanda and Madison Evans. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony. Interment church cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to church cemetery fund, P.O. Box 25, Ebony, Va. 23845. Condolences to www.crowderhitecrews.com.
Claude Lee Gatling, 92, a resident of Lakewood Manor Baptist Home in Richmond, died May 4, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia B. Gatling; and his son, Stanley L. Gatling, and is survived by his daughter-in-law, Eloise R. Gatling. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a former pastor of Perkins Baptist Church in Goochland, and was Pastor Emeritus and Trustee of the church. The family will receive friends at the Norman Funeral Home, Goochland, Va., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6. Funeral services will be held at Perkins Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. Contributions may be made to Perkins Baptist Church, 3177 Hadensville-Fife Rd., Goochland, Va. 23063.
Raymond Harvey George, 67, of Richmond, died Monday, May 6, 2002 at his home. He served his country in the Army for 21 years and was a combat wounded Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Irmgard L. George; a son, Raymond R. George; and daughter, Gisela I. Vanderwege; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; stepmother, Elma George; also numerous brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Henrico Animal Shelter. DIGNITY MEMORIAL WWW.WOODYFUNERALHOME.COM
Marguerite Snead Hughes, age 93, of Richmond, died Sunday, May 5, 2002. She is survived by a son, James (Jimmy) B. Hughes Jr. and wife, Jackie; a brother, N.P. (Barney) Snead; two grandchildren, James Allen (Jimmy) Hughes and Wendy Edwards Flynn; and three great-grandchildren, J.T. and Jacob Hughes and Zachary Edwards. 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. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maury Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Hunt, 78, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2002. She was preceded in death by a son, Russell Blaine Hunt; and a brother, Blanie Whaley. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold Dee Hunt; daughters, Carolyn Jenkins and Elizabeth Ann McDaniel and her husband, Michael Glenn McDaniel; son, Harold Dale Hunt; grandchildren, Holly Anne Tichenor, Mandy Lynn Hrobak, Adam and Whitney McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jamie Hrobak. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Bensley-Bermuda Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 657, Chester, Va. 23831. MORRISSETT FUNERAL HOME
Charlie G. Jefferson Sr. of 6701 Gateline Drive departed this life Friday, May 3, 2002. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Beatrice Jefferson of 59½ years; three children, Shirley Jefferson Byrd, Paterson, N.J., Nancy Jefferson Phillips, Clinton Md. and Charlie G. Jefferson Jr., Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Michael Harris, Ft. Myers, Fla., Dr. Jacinda Byrd Smith, Stone Mountain, Ga., Minister LaTonya Harris Gibson, Baltimore, Md., Mariah Jefferson and Sarah E. Jefferson of Richmond; four great-grandchildren, Reco, Mykala, Ma'Kay and Mica Harris; two grandsons-in-law; two sons-in-law; one sister, Elizabeth Jackson; 24 nieces; 18 nephews; ten sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; one devoted sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Trent Carter; host of special cousins and devoted friends. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Streets. The family will receive friends Wednesday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2920 Kingsdale Road, at which time funeral services will begin. Dr. Wilson E.B. Shannon, pastor, officiating. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Relatives and friends attending funeral services assemble at the church Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Myrtle Clary Jones, age 83, of Rawlings, Va., died May 5, 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Faye J. Manson and husband, Tom of Rawlings; two sons, Nelson E. Jones and wife, Virgie of Rawlings, and G. Raye Jones and wife, Yvonne of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Hilda Cheely and husband, Hunter of Warfield; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of loving children who she babysat over the years and who lovingly referred to her as Me Ma. Myrtle was preceded in death by a grandson, Melvin Lee Jones. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment in Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse.
Departed this life May 6, 2002, Mrs. Esther Kemp, formerly of Hampton, Va. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 North 25th Street. Funeral notice later.
William (Bill) M. Kerr of Irvington, Va., died suddenly May 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; two daughters, Stephanie Noblitt and her husband, Terry of Durham, N.C. and Pam McDaniel of Jefferson City, Mo.; six grandchildren, David Gallimore, Will Gallimore, Trevor McDaniel, Katie McDaniel, Tyler Noblitt and Caitlyn Noblitt. Three brothers survive, Robert Kerr of Kingston, Pa., Milton Kerr of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Andre Kerr of Laguna Woods, Calif. Bill retired from Virginia Elastic Corporation of Tappahannock, Va. in 1984. In recent years, he was very active in local theater at The Lancaster Players of White Stone and The Center for the Arts in Kilmarnock. He also enjoyed sailing and traveling. He is remembered locally as "The Film Flam Man" performing magic tricks in local parades and events. The family will receive friends at the home, 448 King Carter Dr., in Irvington on Tuesday, May 8, 2002 from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled at Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock, Va. at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2002. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lancaster Players, P.O. Box 371, White Stone, Va. 22578 or The Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 1211, Kilmarnock, Va. 22482.
George King Jr., 69, of Richmond entered eternal rest May 3, 2002. He was preceded in death by one son. Cherishing his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Lucy King; five children; five stepchildren, 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie King and General Robert Barnus; one daughter-in-law, one stepson-in-law, three sisters-in-law, one devoted, Carrie B. King; four brothers-in-law, a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel of the A.D. Price Funeral Establishment, 212 E. Leigh St. A eulogistic service will be conducted Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 16 W. Clay St. Dr. Kevin W. McGill Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 329-1110 or 440-2776. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Patricia M. Lipscomb, age 37, of Aylett, died May 5, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Michael L. Lipscomb Sr.; two sons, Denver and Christopher Murray; stepson, Michael Lipscomb Jr.; her mother, Clara Murray; two brothers, Bobby and David Murray; and one sister, Loretta Murray. Remains rest at B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett, where service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Wilmoth M. Marion, 81, of Roanoke and formerly of Newport News, Virginia, passed away Friday, May 3, 2002. She was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church of Newport News and recently of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church of Roanoke, Va. She was a former deputy commissioner of Revenue for the City of Newport News and later executive secretary for 18 chemical engineers at the Yorktown Plant of Amoco Refinery. She was a member and officer of the Hilton Woman's Club and the Woman's Golf Association at the James River Country Club, also, a hostess of the Welcome Wagon Club and a member of the Duke Alumni Association and a patron of the Duke University Chapel Choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Matthew Marion. Surviving are her daughters, Nan Marion Fooks and her husband, Curtis, Sally Marion Bridgforth and her husband, Joseph, Ann Marion Hemenway and her husband, William and Catherine Farnham Marion; a sister, Gene Massey Wilson; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 2339 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, Va. on Wednesday, May 8 at 4 p.m., with a reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to SEEDS (St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Day School), P.O. Box 4706, Roanoke, Va. 24015. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel and Crematory, Roanoke, Va.
Walter Egbert McKinney Sr., 85, of Bumpass, went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret V. Owen McKinney; five sons, Kenny, David and Michael McKinney, Tommy McKinney of Maryland and Bimbo McKinney of North Carolina; two daughters, Sis Selander of Maryland and Brenda Critzer; three sisters, Margaret Mitchell, Gertrude Wright and Betty Christopher; a brother, Melvin McKinney; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Dale McKinney. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Bumpass and was employed by the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for 32 years. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the McKinney Family Cemetery, Bumpass. DIGNITY MEMORIAL
Esther Lois Purks, 92, resident of Manorhouse of Kingsmill in Williamsburg, and former longtime resident of Richmond, died Saturday, May 4, 2002. She was the widow of Martin Earl Purks, Sr., and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Martin E. Jr. and Carolyn Purks of Williamsburg; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Charles G. Dodd of Salisbury, Md.; five grandchildren, Lana Dodd, Craig Dodd, Victoria Brodell, Martin Purks III and Robert Purks; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey Wright of Richmond; and sister, Helen Marshall of Richmond. Her remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. You may sign the online register book at www.blileyfuneralhomes.com.