Departed this life December 11, 2001, Mrs. Martha B. Feggins. She is survived by her devoted husband, Roosevelt G. Feggins Sr.; eight children; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 North 25th St., where the family will receive friends Sunday 5 to 6 p.m. Remains will lie in state Monday 12 noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2611 Bells Rd., where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Rev. T.O. Johnson officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.
Mary Haynes Flowers, age 86, died Thursday, December 13, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Flowers. She was a member of the Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Reginald "Bill" Flowers and his wife, Sheila; one granddaughter, Mindy N. Flowers; two sisters, Thelma Brown and Nannie Chenault Eacho; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the West Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2001 at the Ridge Baptist Church. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Departed this life December 12, 2001, Mrs. Virginia B. Ford of Richmond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. Ford. She is survived by one brother, Horace Bolling; host of nieces, nephews, among them, William Turner and Edward Hopewell; and cousins; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Turner, Helen Buckner and Josephine Bolling; two brothers-in-law, William and Benjamin Ford; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Monday, 1 p.m., Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St., where remains will lie in state one hour prior funeral time, Dr. Earl M. Brown (pastor) officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the church 12:45 p.m. Monday.
Alice Feldman Goldman, 86, of Richmond, died Friday, December 14, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Goldman. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Carol Goldman, Marc and Maxine Goldman, Murray and Marcia Goldman, David Goldman, Larry and Frances Goldman; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and her beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Goldman was a graduate of John Marshall High School, retired from Automated Air Systems, a member of Women in Construction, an avid community volunteer and lifelong member of Temple Beth-El. She was a beautiful woman who will be missed by all who had the privilege to know and love her. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richmond Beth-El Cemetery Chapel (Forest Lawn).
Lawrence E. "L.E." Hall, 82, of Moseley, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001. His remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel. Visitation time and funeral notice later.
O. Earl "Red" Hayes, 64, of Richmond, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Terrie B. Hayes; two sons, David Steven Hayes and Jeffrey Allen Hayes; one daughter, Jill Ann Harcum; five grandchildren, Shannon, Elizabeth, Tiffany, Kelsey and Matthew; a brother-in-law, William Biel and wife, Florence and their children, Rachael, Dylan and Melina. Mr. Hayes was a master builder for over 40 years, and an accomplished pilot. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday in Maury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
William L. "Willie" Hofaker Jr., 77, of Powhatan, formerly of Yulan, N.Y., widower of Edith K. Hofaker, died December 14, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara H. Obolewicz of Powhatan; son, William L. Hofaker III of Yulan, N.Y.; three grandchildren, William Hofaker IV, Eric Hofaker, Haley A. Obolewicz; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy. (Rt. 60), Powhatan, and where services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Dale Memorial Park.
Katharine Skelton Jones, age 89, died at University Park in Richmond, Va. on December 10, 2001. She was born in Richmond, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Landon Wellford and T. Norman Jones Jr. and was a graduate of the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C. Miss Jones is survived by a brother, R. Carter W. Jones of Greenville, Del.; a niece and two nephews. Interment will be private at a later date in Hollywood Cemetery.
Nellie V. Jones, 91, of Ashland, died December 14, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Jones; and her sons, Charles L., John F. Sr., and William A. Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda Feathers of Richmond; her sister, Mae Hall of Ashland; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Reid Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Gwathmey Baptist Church or the Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Ethel Tyler Kemp, 86, of Richmond, widow of Bluford Arris Kemp, fell asleep in Christ Saturday, December 14, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Mary E. Ricks and her husband, Ivan; four grandchildren, Ian Ricks and his wife, Christine, Scott Ricks and his wife, Lara, Stacey Ricks and Brad Ricks; one great-grandson, Tyler Ricks. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and where services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2001. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Departed this life December 15, 2001, Reuben Lewis of Ashland. Remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland. McCarthy, Director.
Lee Otto Linger, 76, of Glen Allen, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. He was preceded in death by his son, Lee Otto Linger Jr. and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marge Linger; a son, Ron Linger; and a daughter, Shirley Joyce; three grandchildren, Joshua and Sara Linger, and Amanda Rae Calvert; two great-grandchildren, Tristan and Taryn Linger. Mr. Linger was an employee of Richmond Motor Co., a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion. His family will receive friends Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Alonzo Wister Mann, age 96, of Midlothian, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Genevieve Bishop Mann and a daughter, Joyce Mann Thayer. He is survived by his son-in-law, Louis Ray Thayer; three grandchildren, Raymond Wister Thayer, Wanda Scharmen and Michael D. Thayer; eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julia Stone and Winfree Leath; and two brothers, Ralph "Mike" Mann and Malcolm Mann. Mr. Mann was a 70 year member of Masonic Lodge No. 345. His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with a Masonic service to begin at 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forest View Rescue Squad.
Cheryl "Cheri" Magrini Mason passed away December 13, 2001. She was preceded in death by her father, Augustine Magrini; and her son, Michael Rhea Mason. She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Mason; three daughters, Melissa M. (Cris) Robinson, Jaime M. (Michael) Etheridge and Katherine L. Mason; her mother, Ann Magrini; two sisters, Vicki (James) Kennedy and Patti (Kevin) Moore; three brothers, Gus (Rita) Magrini, Tim (Carla) Magrini and Greg Magrini; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Cheri requested that in lieu of flowers her friends donate to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, or the American Breast Cancer Foundation. She was a devoted mother and wife, and enjoyed life in the company of her friends. Her warm smile and strong spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Charles Clifton Mayton, 74, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Kenbridge, joined his wife of 43 years, Frances Hall Mayton, in eternal rest on December 15, 2001. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of services.
Charles W. "Cookie" Milburn Jr., age 77, of Richmond, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary Milburn; a son, Perry Wayne Milburn and his wife, Kim; a daughter, Rose Marie Ramsey and her husband, Mike; a sister, Bertha Augustine and her husband, Al; four grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Katie, Steve, Shawn and Kyle; and four nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Reid Fuenral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
Samuel Harold Moses, age 64, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. He was retired from the Wonder Bread Bakery. Survivors include his wife, Connie V. Moses; one son, Mark Harold Moses and his wife, Michelle; two grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Moses; and one brother, Glenn P. Moses. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001 in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St.
Leslie H. Owen Sr., 91, of New Kent and formerly of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2001. He was the widower of Bertie M. Owen and is survived by his son, Leslie H. Owen Jr.; and sister, Mary O. Parker. Mr. Owen was the owner and operator of Owen Brothers Amoco. He was a member of Woodland Heights Masonic Lodge #345 AF&AM, and a long time member of Weatherford Baptist Church. Mr. Owen served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 17, at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), with a Masonic service being conducted at 7 p.m. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Maury Cemetery.
Fred Wharton "Fritz" Palmore Jr., 84, of Ashland, died Friday, December 14, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Taylor Palmore; and two of his children, Fred Wharton Palmore III of Richmond and Ann Curtis Palmore Defazio of Ashland; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Goodrich Palmore; and a son-in-law, Francis Frederick Michael Defazio. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Michael Goodrich Palmore, Elizabeth Camp Palmore, Haike Manuel Giragosian II, Carl Christopher Giragosian Jr., Anna Lauren Giragosian, Matthew Baird Giragosian; a sister-in-law, Conde Booth Palmore; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Palmore was born in Richmond, Va. on December 9, 1917. He graduated from Ashland High School, attended Hampden-Sydney College, and graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1939. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Black-Eye Society and the Hanover Club. A veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy through 1946. After leaving the Navy, he began a long career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., serving as a manager in Lynchburg and Pulaski before returning to Hanover in 1953. At his retirement in 1982 he was the primary government relations officer for Bell Atlantic in Virginia and Washington, D.C. After retirement he formed Public Affairs Associates and continued his work in government relations until his final retirement in 1992. He was a former president of the Pulaski Rotary Club, the Ashland Kiwanis Club, the Courthouse Ruritan Club, the Hanover Country Club and the Randolph-Macon Alumni Society. He also served on the vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Hanover. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Church in Hanover. The family will receive friends at the Reid Funeral Home, Ashland, Va., on Sunday, December 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fritz Palmore Scholarship Fund at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., 23005, or to St. Paul's Church, Hanover, Va., 23069.
Mrs. Barbara Steele Parson of South Boston, Va. died December 14, 2001 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Roanoke, Va. on March 15, 1933 and was 68 years old. She was the daughter of Mr. Andrew Armistead Steele and Mrs. Sarah Dickerson Steele and was married to Dr. Edward Scott Parson Jr. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church. Mrs. Barbara Steele Parson is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward Scott Parson Jr. of South Boston; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia P. Duff of Woodstock, Ga.; two sons, Mr. Edward Scott Parson III of Canton, Ga. and Mr. Andrew Steele Parson of Woodstock, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Barnes of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Carter, Nicholas Carter, Adrianna Parson, and Andrew Steele Parson Jr., all of Woodstock, Ga., and Laura Jane Parson of Canton, Ga. Graveside services for Mrs. Barbara Steele Parson will be held Monday, December 17, at Oak Ridge Cemetery at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Martin conducting the service. The family will receive friends at her home, 1600 Irish St., South Boston, Va. For memorials, please consider the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes, P.O. Box 1398, Brookneal, Va. 24528. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston, Va.