Mrs. Tillie Goldin Polon, 96, of Richmond, died Saturday, July 21, 2001. She was the widow of Jack Polon. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Stanley Shavitz of Greensboro, N.C.; her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Betty Tut Polon of St. Pete Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Stephen Shavitz and his wife, Joy, and Jeffrey Polon and his wife, Lauren; and three great-grandsons. Remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homes' Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Sir Moses Montifiore Cemetery. Mrs. Polon was past volunteer of the year for Temple Beth-El, Beth Sholom and B&P Hadassah.
Elizabeth Wells Ryland, 89, of Old Church, died July 20, 2001. Born May 21, 1912 in Orange, Va., she was the daughter of Robert Henry and Mabel Carver Wells. She was the widow of Edward Temple Ryland Sr. She is survived by her daughter, C. Lindsay Ryland of Old Church; her son, Edward Temple Ryland Jr. of White Stone, Va.; and her brother, Robert William Wells of Virginia Beach. She was an active member of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Old Church for over 50 years, serving on the Vestry, the Altar Guild and as a member of the Episcopal Church Women. She was a member of the Pamunkey Woman's Club and the Patrick Henry Book Club. She was past president of the Hanover Historical Society and designed the commemorative medal for the county's 250th anniversary. For many years, she was the librarian and secretary at Battlefield Park Elementary School. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at Immanuel Episcopal Church in Old Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Episcopal Church, 3263 Old Church Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 or to the East Hanover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 454, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.
Jennie May Scott Sale, 100, died Saturday, July 21, 2001. She was the widow of Raymond Scott Sr. and John M. Sale. She is survived by her son, Raymond Scott and his wife, Jane Shaw Scott; her Scott grandchildren, Elizabeth Lux of Richmond, Jane Keith Casper of Virginia Beach, and Kerry Hulcher of Woodbridge, Conn.; her great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin, Greg and Bryan Hulcher; and one great-great-grandchild, Katarina Martin. Mrs. Sale is also survived by a stepson, John Sale; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Wright. She had been a longtime member of St. Benedict's Church when living in Richmond, and the Church of the Visitation while at her retirement home in Wake, Va. Her devotion to her church, family and many friends will long be remembered. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., with a recitation of the Rosary at 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Visitation, P.O. Box 38, Topping, Va. 23169.
James C. Shipes, 58, of Shipman, died Friday, July 20, 2001. Survived by his wife, Margie Gowen Shipes; daughter, Sandra Davis of Richmond; and son, Eric Shipes of Fredericksburg; two sisters and three brothers. A memorial service will be Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston.
Evie Leigh Warren Smith, 63, of Richmond, a native of Wakefield, Va., died peacefully on July 22, 2001 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is now at peace and in Heaven with her mother whom she has never known. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to so many. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Percy Smith Jr. of Richmond; son, Lee Smith of Richmond; brother and sister-in-law, Garland and Phyllis Warren of Baltimore, Md.; sister-in-law, Christine Warren of Waverly, Va.; a special aunt, Alice Stonestreet of Richmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends, including one very special friend for many years, Muriel Barbour. She was a member for over 30 years at Monument Heights Baptist Church, active in the Media Library, Dorcas Sunday School class and the Belles and Beaux. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Her remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2001. A funeral service will be held at Monument Heights Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 12 Noon, with interment in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monument Heights Baptist Church Media Library, Meals on Wheels or the American Cancer Society.
Marguerite (Peggy) Cullingsworth Thomas, 76, died July 21, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy (Joe) E. Thomas; and her son, Roy (Little Joe) E. Thomas Jr. Cherishing her memory are her two daughters, Jo Ann Thomas of Henrico, and Peggy Lee Brinkley of Chesterfield; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also her loving companion, Mack B. Bivins Jr. of Lanexa, Va., where she lived for the past seven years. Mrs. Thomas was retired from the American Tobacco Co. with 33 years of service. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. both Sunday and Monday, and where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Interment Washington Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
William (King B) Thornton of Varina entered eternal rest July 21, 2001. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Georgie Fleming Alvis, 88, of Goochland, Va., died July 20, 2001. Survived by one daughter, Betty A. Smith of Goochland; three grandchildren, Michael J., Daryl W. Smith and Melissa S. Heffinger; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Katy, all of Goochland. Remains rest at the Norman Funeral Home, Goochland, Va. where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church, Gum Spring, Va. Interment church cemetery.
Departed this life July 15, 2001 in a Richmond hospital, Irving Banks of Stevensville, Va. He is survived by one brother, Phil Braxton of Stevensville, Va. Funeral service will be held July 21 at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, King and Queen Court House, Va. Rev. Harper Greenhowe officiating. The body will lie in state from 12 noon until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
Danny Barnes, 35, of Richmond, died July 19, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Hailey Nicole Barnes, who he shared with Kelly Stanley; his parents, Paula H. and Warren E. Barnes; sister, Debbie Ferguson; maternal grandmother, Frances Patton; paternal grandmother, Minnie E. O'Neil; several aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday (today) at Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hailey N. Barnes, c/o 7761 Old Hopkins Rd., Richmond, Va. 23237. Morrissett Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Perry P."Penny" Butler Jr. died July 20, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Mary E. Butler; his aunts and uncles, Betty J. and Lee Walls, Margaret and Junie Matthews; his cousins, Jeannie Hyatt, Chris, Kristy and Victoria Walls, Wayne and Karen Matthews, Shirley and Tootie Lowry; and great aunt, Dorothy Cummings. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, where the family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday, and where funeral services will be held Monday, 12:30 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Raymond "Ray" Elliott Carneal Jr., age 40, died July 18, 2001 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Having been in the automotive profession more than 14 years, he was the Chrysler manager at Greenbrier Chrysler & Jeep dealership located on Military Highway, Norfolk. He graduated in 1979 from Gloucester High School and a 1984 graduate of Randolph Macon College. Ray was a NASCAR fan and avid lover of sports, especially the game of football. He started playing the game of football at the age of 6 on the Tappahannock Youth Football League and continued playing at Gloucester High School and Randolph Macon College. His favorite team being the Washington Redskins. Ray Jr. loved his family and leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Frances Thomas Carneal; two daughters, Taylor E. Carneal and Alyxandra R. Carneal; two sons, W. Bryce Carneal and Peyton G.T. Carneal; mother, Barbara Kriete; father, Raymond E. Carneal Sr. and wife, Frances; two sisters, Roberta Ledoux and husband, Paul and Barbie Carneal; stepsister, Jane Chambers; sister-in-law, Suzanne Thomas Hagelberger and husband, Steve; brother-in-law, D. Graham Broadwell; grandparents, Rains and Vivian Douglas and Margaret Kriete; three nephews, Joshua, Zack and Matt; one niece, Erin. Services will be held Monday 10 a.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, conducted by the Reverands Thomas G. Lee and Marion Paul White. In Ray's memory, contributions may be made to the Carneal Children Fund, c/o F&M Atlantic Bank, P.O. Box 1310, Gloucester, Virginia 23061. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
Bette Grace Collins, age 60, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Col. Albert and Beatrice Satterthwaite Raudabaugh; and one son, Jeffrey A. Corwin. Survivors include her husband, L. Grayson Collins; three sons, Richard W. Corwin III and his wife, Deborah, Philip P. Corwin and his wife, Leigh Anne, Steven D. Corwin and his wife, Jackie; six grandchildren; three brothers, Albert S. Raudabaugh Jr., Skip Raudabaugh and Eddie Raudabaugh; and a host of many devoted friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., Glen Allen. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Pkwy., Bldg. 4, Richmond, Va. 23227.
Departed this life July 19, 2001, Frances Cosby of Aylett, Va. She is survived by her husband, Austin Cosby; one son, Floyd W. Gaines Sr.; devoted daughter, Mary G. Robinson; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Arlean Gaines; one son-in-law, Robert T. Robinson; two granddaughters-in-law; a host of other relatives and friends, including one devoted cousin, Virginia G. Williams and one devoted friend, Dale L. Weakley. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Aylett, Va., Rev. Gene R. Quarles officiating. Interment church cemetery. McCarthy, Director. www.legacy.com.
Dr. William W. Crittenden Jr., age 75, died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Walter Reed Convalescent Center. Dr. Crittenden practiced dentistry from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of Singleton United Methodist Church, former Chairman of Administrative Council of Singleton United Methodist Church, Teacher of Adult Class, member of Adult Choir, President of United Methodist Men, and a member of Virginia Methodist Conference Board of Continuing Education. He was very community oriented having been a member of the Gloucester County School Board from 1967 to 1974, President of Gloucester Rotary Club, Chairman of Gloucester Chapter American Cancer Society Crusade, Gloucester Social Service Board, President of Gloucester Chapter of the American Red Cross, organizer of the Wibleos Scout Troop, Gloucester County, served on the Boy Scout Council for the Peninsula, President of the Gloucester Sports Club, President of the Gloucester Youth Football League, President of the Gloucester High School Athletic Boosters, member of the Board of Directors of the Gloucester Little League, member of the Gloucester Lions Club. He was also a member of the Richmond Dental Society, member of the American Dental Association, member of the Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association Board, member of the Peer Review Committee of the Richmond Dental Society and member of the Continuing Education Committee at MCV Dental School. Dr. Crittenden was one of the organizers of the Security Savings and Loan, Chairman of the Board of Security Savings and Loan, member of the Boards of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan and a member of the Board of Directors of Chesapeake National Bank. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Smith Crittenden; one daughter, Ann Crittenden; two sons, Guy Crittenden and wife, Melanie; Billy Crittenden and wife, Lori; five grandchildren, Sarah, Hannah, Lindsay, Alexis and Mellie; one sister, Nanie Florence Crittenden. A celebration of Dr. Crittenden's life, conducted by the Reverends Les Goode and Ralph Goodman, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Singleton United Methodist Church. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to Singleton United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Harry Soles, 6168 Driftwood Lane, Gloucester, Va. 23062 or Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061. Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
Mary L. DeGaetani, widow of Frank J. DeGaetani Sr., died in Richmond, Friday, July 20, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Frank J. DeGaetani Jr. and his wife, Penny, Stephen P. DeGaetani and his wife, Linda; a sister, Laura Corrieri of Richmond; a brother, Mike Verdi of Maryland; four grandchildren, Andrea, Katherine, Stephanie, and Nicholas DeGaetani. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. Funeral notice later.
Basil D. (Bud) Fowler Jr., 70, of Manquin, Va., died July 18, 2001 in an automobile accident. Surviving are his son, Gregg Fowler of Louisville, Ky. and wife, Leslie; his daughter, Laurinda Peters of Broadway, Va. and husband, Ric; his sister, Sally Franklin of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. and husband, Ed; six grandchildren, Christen, Joshua, Rebecca, Evan Rose, Kyle and Ellis; two nephews and one niece. A native of Falls Church, Virginia, Mr. Fowler served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He retired from state service in 1991 after 37 years with the Virginia Employment Commission. Following his retirement, he worked part-time for Kings Dominion in Children's Rides. Bud is remembered as a generous friend by many. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 301 and Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, where a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the King William Volunteer Rescue Squad.
John Kenneth Fugman, 61, of Blackstone, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 18, 2001. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late John Parrish Fugman and Florence Isabel Johnson. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service and had lived in Virginia for the past 27 years. He was a graduate of Virginia State University, an active participant in the Robert E. Lee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a volunteer reading teacher at Blackstone Elementary School and a member of Blackstone Presbyterian Church. Mr. Fugman was a Past Master of Blandford Lodge #3 A.F.&A.M., Petersburg and the Blackstone Lodge #79, a member of the Union Royal Arch Chapter #7, Petersburg, member of the Appomattox Commandery #6, a Past Patron of Alpha Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Colonial Heights Court #10, Order of the Amaranth. He is survived by Dr. Mildred Moore Fugman of Richmond; children, Scott Gund of Petersburg and Christopher and Lisa Gund of Emporia, John M. and Jennifer Fugman of Petersburg and David M. Fugman, Richmond; six grandchildren, Travis Gund, Trisha Gund, Elizabeth Gund, Garrett Gund, Stephanie Gund and Juliet Fugman; his mother, Isabel Johnson of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Carol A. Busch of Pennsylvania; and a nephew, Bradley Busch of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights. Interment with Masonic Rites will be conducted by Blandford Lodge #3 A.F.&A.M. at 4 p.m. in Round Hill Cemetery, Emporia. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216 or the American Cancer Society, Petersburg Unit, Julie Grossman, 1124 Overbrook Road, Petersburg, Va. 23805.