Burney W. Batchelor of Henrico Co. departed this life Monday, November 5, 2001. Mr. Batchelor was a teacher at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School and a track coach at the University of Virginia. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later.
Douglas Austin Bishop, 40, of Richmond, passed away Monday, November 5, 2001. He is survived by his parents, Patricia G. Bishop of Glen Allen and Keel A. Bishop of Arvonia; two sisters, Jennifer Reynolds and Doreen Kerns; two brothers, Daryl Bishop and Randy Bishop; grandfather, Curtis Griffin; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and where services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Robert Cecil "Zeke" Boyd, 81, of Richmond, died November 6, 2001. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Margaret Lewis Boyd; daughter, Carolyn Boyd Trammell; son, Ronnie B. Boyd; sister, Margaret Jane Worsham and her husband, George; brother, Ernest J. Boyd and his wife, Isla; granddaughter, Sharon Trammell Toth; grandson, Wayne Trammell; great-grandson, Michael Spence; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Louise Baicy. Mr. Boyd was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a retired millwright with Local 1402. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Addison Dabney Campbell, 79, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001. A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Forest and Patterson Aves. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, the Central Virginia Foodbank or the American Heart Association.
Wylie A. Campbell Jr. of 1610 Wilmington Ave. died November 6, 2001. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Pk. Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Mrs. Ruth C. Cook, age 88, of Crewe, widow of H.H. Cook, died Monday, November 5, 2001. She is survived by three children, Gordon T. Cook and wife, Ruth, Jesse N. Cook and wife, Viola Mae "Boo", all of Crewe and Bobby H. Cook of Chesterfield, Va. Also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, in the Crewe Cemetery with Rev. J. Clyde Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jennings McMillan Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Nottoway County Emergency Squad.
John G. Crow Jr., age 56, of Short Pump, passed away November 5, 2001. Mr. Crow was a retired barber. Survivors include his wfie, Doris; his daughter, Deborah Akers and son-in-law, Percy; his son, John Crow and daughter-in-law, Clarke; four granddaughters, Jordyn and Haley Akers, Madison and Mackenzie Crow; and one sister, Lou Vaughan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home 11020 W. Broad St., where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Lorraine Dabney of Goochland, Va. departed her life on November 5, 2001. She was born January 3, 1939. She leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, two sons, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one devoted sister, one devoted brother, one sister-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Emmaus Baptist Church. Rev. James Thomas Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment Dabney Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va.
Eleanor DeMeritt of Richmond, formerly of New England, died Friday, November 2, 2001. A graduate of Mary Washington College, she proceeded to do her graduate work at the College of William and Mary. Her teaching career began in her native Massachusetts and continued in the Richmond City Schools and Henrico County's Brookland Middle School. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10 in Dell Park Cemetery, Natick, Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity or St. James's Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Howard W. Dobbins Jr., age 50, died unexpectedly in Pompano Beach, Fla. on November 4, 2001. Mr. Dobbins attended The Collegiate Schools, Christchurch Episcopal School and Boston University. He formerly owned and operated Thunder Alley Classic Motorcycle Works in Richmond. He is survived by a son, Howard W. Dobbins III; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Dobbins; and two sisters, Anne D. Brasfield and Elizabeth Leigh Crenshaw. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 310 Westoe Rd. Services will be held in Powell Chapel of Second Baptist Church, River Rd. and Gaskins Rd. at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8. Interment in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Home for Boys or the Building Fund of Second Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.
God in His infinite wisdom has called from life to eternal life Mrs. Laverene Wilder Eaddy of 9246 Perrymont Rd., Richmond, Va. She leaves to cherish her memory four loving siblings, Edna W. Talley, Welford M. (Alenia B.) Wilder Jr., Lillie W. Kemp and Phyllis W. Hill; 11 nieces and nephews, Phyllis A. Talley and Tonia A. Hill (both very devoted), Herman Talley, LaGreta G. Johnson, Stephanie T. McArthur, Michael Q. Wilder, Anita R. Reese, Dwight J. Reese, Carla R. Fizgerald, Anthony D. Reese and Michelle S. Wilder-Lewis; a host of great-nieces, nephews and dear cousins; a devoted friend, Antoinette Salters; and two devoted god-sons, H. Bertram Boisseau and Kevin Salters. We are indeed thankful to God for blessing us with her presence in our live. A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Centralia, 2920 Kingsdale Rd., Richmond, Va., where Dr. Wilson E.B. Shannon is the pastor. After 11 a.m., her remains will rest at the church until the hour of service. Her arrangements have been entrusted to the very capable staff of the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, 102 South St., Petersburg, Va. 23803, 732-8911. jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Departed this life November 4, 2001, Mrs. Clara F. Epps. She is survived by one son, John I. Fox; a devoted daughter-in-law, Joyce Fox; a granddaughter, Anita T. Fox of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Alice Baskerville, Pauline Moore of Camden, N.J., Marie Robinson; a brother, John A. Fox of Springfield, Mass.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends, among them a devoted neighbor, Mrs. Dorothy Ingram and husband. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends kindly assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Visit online memorial at www.chilesfuneralhome.com.
June Etter of Brodnax died November 4, 2001. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher B. and Barbara Etter of Highland Springs, Va.; three brothers, Grover C. Etter of Manning, S.C., Howard C. Etter of Montreal, Canada and A. Bryant Etter of Sandston, Va.; three grandchildren, Helen, Ginny and Bryan Etter. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home followed by visitation. Memorial contributions to Community Hospice, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, Va. 23970. Condolences to email@example.com.
James Oscar Francisco, age 85, of Keysville, died Monday, November 5, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Adelle Francisco; one son, James D. Francisco of Virginia Beach. He was a retired DuPont employee and a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Browning Funeral Home, with interment in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carlota L. Gardner, 43, of 2806 5th Ave., departed this life November 4, 2001. She survived by her mother, Blache I. Faison; grandfather, Andrew D. Flood; two children, Tarsenna M. and Corey M. Gardner; two sisters, Marketa Akinwanda, Novita Womack; a brother, Turfono Womack; two nieces, Starshima M. Womack and Turfona Womack; other relatives and friends, serveral devoted, Ryland Moses, Diane Lacks, Jessie Edwards. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where funeral service will be held Thursday 12 noon, Rev. Yvonne Bibbs officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. Please visit our online memorial at www.chilesfuneralhome.com.
Franklin Louis Gillett, 66, of Midlothian, went to be with the Lord November 5, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janet C. Gillett; three children, Franklin Louis Gillett Jr. and his wife, Theresa, Michael Campbell Gillett and his wife, Anita and Alisa Marie Gillett Mustian and her husband, Paul; brother, Thomas Gillett; sister, Marie Gillett; also six grandchildren, David, Christine, Aaron, Olivia, Jamie and Emily. A memorial service will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite local charity.
GARBER Helene Bender Gratz Garber, 85, died November 4, 2001. Mrs. Garber was a resident of Lakewood Manor Baptist Home. She was the wife of the late Chester Gratz; and is survived by her husband, Howard A Garber. She is also survived by her son, John C. and Mary Gratz of Richmond; and two daughters and their spouses, Nancy and Warren A. Winner of Richmond and Charlotte and I. Lester Hoyle Jr. of White Stone, Va.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Lakewood Manor Simms Center on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, Va. 23220, or West End Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11144, Richmond, Va. 23230.
Page Dyer Hammond passed away on November 3, 2001 in San Diego, Calif. She was formerly of Newport News, Va. Page was born in Chester, Va. on February 24, 1916. She is survived by a daughter, Frances Page Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas; a son Phillip E. Hammond of San Diego, Cailf.; sister, Louise Picardat of Chester, Va.; brother, Richard Dyer of Virginia Beach, Va.;, a granddaughter, Jennifer Paige Reynolds of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, Warren E. Hammond of San Diego, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the San Diego Hospice Chapel on November 5, 2001 to celebrate Page's life. She was loved by all whom had the honor and privilege to know her, and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
Mattie Lee Easter Hanson, age 94, died November 4, 2001. Mrs. Hanson was noted for her artistic endeavors and on being an avid gardener. She was a member of the Powhatan Hills Woman's Club and the Montrose Chapter Number 176, Order of the Eastern Star, as well as a longtime member of the Old Dominion China Club. She also was an active member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Hanson was loved and respected by family and a host of friends and made a lasting impression on all. She is survived by two daughters, Lindy E. Oakley and Mollie E. Rupe; five granddaughters and their husbands, Sheila O. and James Pigninelli, Cheryl O. and Frank M. Beamer, Rhonda R. and James Payne, Denise R. and Keith Dunlevy, Michelle R. and Art Hudgins; ten great-grandchildren, James G. Harvey and wife, Lisa, Stacie Harvey, Shane Beamer, Casey Beamer, Clint Payne, Kellye Payne, Judson Dunlevy, Lauren Dunlevy, Aris Hudgins and Chandon Hudgins; two great-great-grandchildren, Kendyl Harvey and Jacob Wallace Harvey; one niece and her husband, Beatrice and Nick Nixon; one great-nephew, Michael Nixon; a great-great-nephew, Chris Nixon; a great-great-niece, Jennifer Nixon; and several cousins. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, where the family will receive friends 2 to 8 p.m. on November 6, 2001. Family and friends are invited to attend the 11 a.m. service on November 7, 2001 being held in celebration of her life, at Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, 2010 Carlisle Avenue. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church.