Carol (Cookie) Caudle Surrett, 39, of Charles City, left us on Thursday, September 5, 2002. She is survived by her devoted husband, Wade Surrett; the children she adored, Bobby Lee Patterson, Shannon and Randy Surrett; three sisters, three brothers, and a devoted friend, Lisa Graves. Cookie was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Charles City. The family will receive friends at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnum Ave., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services 12 noon Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery.
Departed this life September 3, 2002, Ms. Karen Thornton of 106 Overbrook Road. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue. Funeral notice later.
Died September 1, 2002. Mrs. Helen A. Wilkerson of Richmond, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilkerson. She is survived by two nieces, Elizabeth
Brown of St. Paul, Minnesota and Ruth Mitchell of Richmond; two nephews, James
Brown of Tucson, Arizona and Thomas and Debra
Brown of Dover, Delaware; two great-nephews, Vaughan and Corey Mitchell and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Bro. Leureua Gilbert officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Gary S. Williams, 49, of Richmond, departed this life on Wednesday, September 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Walker-Williams; two daughters, Kaitlyn and Baylee Williams; one son, Kristopher Williams; one brother, Cliff Williams; father, D. Boyd Williams; and mother, Ora Lee Williams. Gary was a Senior Designer and Draftsman for 24 years. He was also a member of Hermitage Road Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 8 at 3 p.m at River Road Baptist Sanctuary. In lieu flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to The
Williams Children Education Fund at Lifeline Credit Union, 5904 Hampstead Ave., Richmond, Va. 23226.
Herbert Floyd Wilson, 56, son of Floyd and Margaret Wilson, passed away on August 31, 2002. He is loved and missed by two brothers, Floyd Wilson Jr. and Bruce Wilson; seven nephews and nieces, Tina Slone, Daniel Wilson, Angela Wilson, Amanda Wilson, Timothy Wilson, B.J. Wilson and Cindy Taylor; six great-nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 1828 Varina Ave., Petersburg. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, denominations be made to the Namozine Fire Department, Dinwiddie.
Edna Pierce Zuraw, 76, of Richmond and Chesapeake, Va., was surrounded by her family when she was called to be with the Lord on September 4, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Leon Zuraw, who was the founder of the Tidewater Yacht Agency. She is survived by her children, Kenneth and wife, Sydney Zuraw, Kay and husband, Gordon Shelton, Rick and wife, Patricia Zuraw and Becky and husband, Jeff Phifer; one brother, Robert "Buddy" Pierce; and three sisters, Betty Zuraw, Eleanor Young and Anne Lash. She will be missed by her 11 grandchildren, who were the love of her life. Her remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnum Ave., where visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary United Methodist Church (Williamsburg Rd.), where Mrs. Zuraw was a long-time member. Interment Washington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church. NELSEN FUNERAL HOME
Departed this life February 3, 2002 Rev. John Purette Archie of 2925 Parkwood Ave., Assistant Pastor at 10th Baptist Church. He is survived by loving wife, Opra W. Archie; seven daughters, Jennifer DeVane, Joan Athey, Audrey Wise, Marie Archie, Sarah Seward, Gwendolyn Archie and Lillian Archie; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; four sons-in-law, Oscar DeVane, Michael Wise, Deacon Linwood Seward and Paul Athey; four sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Archie, Mary Mitchner, Barbara Chance and Annie Sander; one brother-in-law, Nathan Wiggins and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. 10th Baptist St. Church, 2300 Fairmount Ave., where remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Pastor W.E.
Powell officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family, friends and organizations assemble at the church 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Miss Lucille Barco, daughter of the late Dr. John Barco, past Vice President of Virginia Union University, entered eternal rest February 4, 2002. She was a long time member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and is the last of the remaining heirs of the Barco family. A eulogistic service will be conducted Friday 1 p.m. in the All Faiths Chapel of the A.D. Price Funeral Establishment, 212 E. Leigh St. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Mr. Edward J. Bell, 61, of Richmond, passed away on February 2, 2002. He is survived by his nephew, Jerry Bell of North Carolina; and a devoted friend, Jerline Berryman of Richmond. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery.
Chapman P. Bennett, age 77, of Woodbridge, formerly of Crewe, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002. He was a retired electrician with Metro Transit for 39 years service, and a WWII Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Olive I. Bennett; children, Linda DeVore and Larry Bennett, both of Woodbridge; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, George "Jack" Bennett of Williamsburg, Paul Bennett of Burkeville, Harold "Bunny" Bennett of Crewe; sisters, Marie
Jones of Crewe and Sally Dorton of Yorktown. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe. Interment Wards Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday 1 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burkeville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 236, Burkeville, Va. 23922.
Departed this life peacefully in his home December 26, 2001, James Joseph Carpenter of 639 Lee Road, Crozier, Va. He was a member of Saint Bridget's Church in Richmond. Mr. Carpenter was often noted for being a humanitarian and his vast benevolence. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 40 years, Ann Wrean Carpenter; a son, James Hunter Carpenter, both of Crozier; a daughter, Sarah Carpenter Curling and her husband, Kevin of Ivor, Va.; four grandchildren, Anna, Jake, Stefania and Mary Curling; one brother, John F. Carpenter of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Helen Carpenter Bajek of Daphne, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, a devoted brother-in-law, Dr. William H. Wrean, Ph.D. of Wellesley, Mass.; one goddaughter, Angelica Marchetti of Mount View, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was born in Muskegon, Mich., graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va. and also attended the University of Richmond. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. Mr. Carpenter retired from Lingerfelt and Carpenter several years ago, having spent many years in construction and real estate development. Preceding him in death were his parents, Stefania Fic and A. Van Wyck Carpenter; and one sister, Geraldine Carpenter Carmody. A private interment will be at a later date in the Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Bobby L. Conley, 60, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2002. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy K. Conley. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dixie L. Conley; daughter, Cindy Spera and her husband, Kenneth of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Lorine Shrader, of Narrows, Va., Lena Pruett, of Bluefield, W.Va.; and June Mize, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; brother, Thurman Conley, of Rocky Gap, Va.; and a grandson, Matthew Spera. Mr. Conley was a retired operator with Allied Signal. The family will receive friends at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd (Rt. 10), from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment Dale Memorial Park.
M. Gy. Sgt. James Percival Corbitt Jr., USMC (Retired), of Richmond, passed away at his home on February 6, 2002 at the age of 66. After serving his country for 20 years, he also retired from Signet Bank and the Chesterfield County School System. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Shaw Corbitt; his daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah S. and Leroy Garrett of Chesterfield and Denise C. and W.L. Holmes of Midlothian; sons, James Wallace Corbitt of Richmond and Timothy S. Corbitt of Alexandria; grandchildren, Jason A. and Stephanie F. Garrett of Chesterfield; his mother, P. Agnes J. Corbitt; sisters, Betty C. Bennington and her husband, Karl of Bracey, Va., Barbara C. Prater and her husband, Lonnie of York, S.C., Dorothy C. Sheffield and Marsha C. Murphy of Richmond; brothers, Robert C. Corbitt and his wife, Louise of Columbia, Va., Edward H. Corbitt of Richmond, Charles A. Corbitt of Powhatan and R. Earl Corbitt of Amelia. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10). His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment in Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-6359.
Thomas B. Cunningham Jr. of Chesterfield County departed this life Wednesday, February 6, 2002. Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts. Funeral notice later.
Genevieve B. Elder died on February 6, 2002 at her residence in Staunton, Va. She was born October 15, 1919 in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of the late Leonard J. Benckenstein and Elaine Lock Benckenstein. She attended the Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas, The University of Texas, Austin, and Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va., where in 1941 she met and married Fitzhugh Elder Jr. Mrs. Elder was a communicant of the Episcopal Church, a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Pi Beta Phi, and a former member of the Augusta Garden Club and the Thursday Morning Music Club. As a member of the Altar Guild of Trinity Church she was instrumental in securing the kneeling cushions around the Altar Rail. She taught Sunday school and sang in the Choir. She is survived by her husband, Fitzhugh Elder Jr.; her daughter, Elaine Elder McCarrick; her son, Fitzhugh Elder III; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted in Thornrose Cemetery by the Rev. John D. Lane and the Rev. J. Edward Morris on Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by Hamrick Funeral Home.
Mr. Benjamin Hipple Garrett, 90, died February 6, 2002 at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville, Va., after a period of declining health. A long-time resident of Richmond and Hanover County, he had resided in Charlottesville since 1991. Husband of Garland Bache Garrett, he was born in Paineville, Amelia County on January 4, 1912 to the late Benjamin Caywood Garrett and Nellie Gertrude Stark Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a graduate of John Marshall High School, Richmond, and received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. At UVA, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Varsity Swim Team. He was a member of the Jefferson Society as an alumnus. In his youth, he was actively involved with Camp Virginia in Rockbridge Baths as both camper and counselor, serving as camp bugler and instructor in horseback riding and swimming. In 1935, he became general manager of Alliance Fertilizer Corporation in Hanover County. In his 46-year career, he built the business from its 1890 origins as the Alliance and Industrial Union at Ellerson, Va. to a company serving farmers from three plants in the Tidewater area. In 1981, he retired as Chairman of the Board, having served as President from the 1950s to 1977. In 1995, a scholarship fund was established by Alliance Agronomics, Inc. and the family to honor Mr. Garrett and his contributions to agriculture. It provides two $1,000 scholarships annually to promote the advancement of agriculture through education and research. The recipients are Hanover County students majoring in agriculture. In addition to his career at Alliance, Mr. Garrett held the position of Postmaster, Ellerson, Va., for more than a decade, and also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Tri-County Bank, Hanover County (later Crestar Bank), President of Virginia-Carolina Plant Food Association, President of Ginter Park Community Association, and had a long affiliation with the Hanover Ruritan. He was a former member of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Richmond, where he served on the Vestry. An avid golfer, Mr. Garrett was a former member of the Hermitage Country Club, Farmington Country Club, and the Country Club of Virginia. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Mr. Garrett is survived by his four children: his sons, G. Waddy Garrett and his wife, Connie of Richmond, Benjamin C. Garrett and his wife, Sally of Alexandria; his daughters, Susan G. Jordan of Richmond and Caroline S. Garrett of Banner Elk, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Christopher G. Garrett, Elizabeth J. Black, Rebecca J. Hoskins, Alexander B. Garrett, Caroline B. Garrett, L. Parker Garrett and Anne R. Garrett; one great-grandchild, Jackson W. Hoskins. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at Grace & Holy Trinity Church, 8 North Laurel Street, Richmond. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ben Garrett Scholarship Fund, c/o Colonial Farm Credit, 7104 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 or to the Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge Foundation, 250 Pantops Mountain Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.
Marguerite M. Gary, 76, of Richmond, died February 5, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Budd" Gary; and two granddaughters, Ashley Gary and Angela Throckmorton. She is survived by her children, Rita and her husband, Bubba Throckmorton, Bubba and his wife, Linda Gary, Chucky and his wife, Linda Gary, John Wayne and his wife, Tammy Gary, Janice and her husband, Jimmy Belcher; one brother, Charles W. McNamee; one sister, Mary Ann Womack; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Virginia Campbell. Remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a Women of the Moose Service being held 7:30 p.m. Thursday by the Sandston Moose Lodge, and where services will be held 2 p.m. Friday. Interment Washington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad. NELSEN FUNERAL HOME
Mrs. Martha Mills Gillis, age 43, of Powhatan, departed this life on Monday, February 4, 2002 in Richmond, Va. She is survived by her husband, Linwood Gillis; a son, Tyrell Gillis; a daughter, Talisha Gillis; her mother, Madeline Mills; two brothers, Robert and James Mills; a sister, Sylvia Mills; mother-in-law, Blanche Gillis; four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland. Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at Second Antioch Baptist Church, Powhatan. Rev. Nathaniel Morris officiating with interment in the church cemetery.
Matthew S. Henry, 82, of Richmond, died on February 4, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mina; and his son, James. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ernie Leasure of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. Mr. Henry was a World War II veteran having served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division at Normandy, Northern France, Rhine Land and Central Europe. He received the American Theater Service Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. The family will receive friends at the
Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md., on Friday, February 8. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at the Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or All Saints Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.
Margaret B. Kottman, age 96, of Dunnsville, Va., formerly of King William County, passed away February 5, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor J. Kottman. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret B. Dean and her husband, Freddie J. Dean Sr. of Saluda, Va.; three grandchildren, Nancy M. Dean, Thomas R. Dean and Freddie J. Dean Jr.; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the B.W. White Funeral Home, Aylett, Va. from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A graveside service will be held at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery, Dunnsville, at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ephesus Baptist Church Building Expansion Fund, P.O. Box 1109, Dunnsville, Va. 22454.