Shirley Chumney Weyant, age 69, of Amelia died on April 14, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, Milton B. Weyant, she is survived by brother-in-law, Daniel Weyant of Amelia; sisters-in-law, Edith Umberger, and Linda Taylor (deceased); nephews, Shaun Weyant, Eric Weyant, David Weyant and Larry Dalton; niece, Lisa Emerson; great-nephews, Andrew Dalton and David Emerson; great-niece, Rene Dalton. Funeral services 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, 16409 Court St., Amelia, Va., with burial following in Rennie Memorial Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. HILLSMAN HIX FUNERAL HOME
Mr. Thomas Michael Alford, 49, of Richmond, died July 13, 2001. He is survived by his father, John W. Alford Jr. and his wife, Barbara; three brothers, John and Tony Alford, Patrick Alford and his wife, Ginger; seven nieces and nephews. Funeral services are private.
Departed this life July 24, 2001, Ralph A. Banks of 1246 Moore St. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral notice later.
Maureen Bolger, 77, of Richmond, a native of New York City, passed away on July 23, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Catherine and Patrick Bolger. She is survived by sisters, Kathaleen Miller of New London, N.H., Helen Owens of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and a brother, John Bolger of Richmond. She was retired from The Shell Oil Company where she served as an executive secretary. Her funeral service will be held at St. Augustine's Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, with interment in St. Augustine's Memorial Garden. The family is being served by The Morrissett Funeral Home.
Departed this life July 21, 2001, Clara Butler of 837 Farmers St., Petersburg, formerly of 3423 Carolina Ave. She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted companion of 37 years, Langston "Joe" Hill; two nephews and their wives, Lawrence and Ruth Walker, James and Anita Walker; a host of great-nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends, among them four devoted friends, Joseph and Minnie Hill, Rodney and Janet Jones. Remains may be viewed at 12 noon at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, 1 p.m. from Richmond National Cemetery, Williamsburg Rd. Family and friends can assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.
Henry E. Cheatham, 92, of Richmond, died Monday, July 23, 2001. Mr. Cheatham was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hildred Vernon Cheatham and is survived by a nephew, Ramon E. Bookman and family; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Taylor; and cousins. Remains rest at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today) and where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park.
Margaret C. Edwards, 87, of Richmond, widow of Carlton R. Edwards Jr., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001. She is survived by her children, Billie Anne Adams of Ashland and Ray Edwards of Richmond; sister, Susie Stone of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Sidney Cruey; and sister, Gray Brown, both of Marian, Va.; grandchildren, Carol Adams of Richmond, Gail Perry of Newport News, Anglea Edwards and Raymond Edwards, both of Richmond; a great-grandson, Cameron Perry. Mrs. Edwards was a former member of Welbourne United Methodist Church and a member of The Sweethearts of the Provost Guard. Family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday with interment in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Burn Hospital.
Norman C. Gardner of Richmond, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gardner; son, Tom Gardner; five daughters, Dorothy Gardner, Sandra Gardner and husband, Michael Peters, Norma Gardner and husband, Don McRorie, Bettie Plunkett and Pam Dyke and her husband, Sonny; two brothers, Donald Gardner and Delbert Gardner and his wife, Marilyn; sister, Ruth Stone; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bliley Funeral Home's Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Interment private. Mr. Gardner was a 50 year member of the Williamsport Blue Lodge, AF&AM, and a 25 year member of the ACCA Temple. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va. 23228 or Dumbarton Public Library, 6800 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond, Va. 23228.
Otis Cleveland Gray, age 87, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Louise P. Gray: his children, C. Wayne Gray and his wife, Brenda, Joan Hollins and her husband, Bobby: grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife, Jennifer, Erin, Heidi, Gray and Evan. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister, Robert Gray, Paul Gray, Pat Gray and his wife, Jewel and Pauline Lowe. Mr. Gray was retired from Philip Morris and served in the United States Navy during WWII. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Road. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. thursday at Northside Baptist Church. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Music Program at Northside Baptist Church, 6400 Studly Rd. Mechanicsville, 23116.
Virginia M. Henderson, age 70, of Richmond, died Monday, July 23, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert L. Henderson; a son, Keith M. Henderson; a daughter, Kathy L. Henderson; her father, Walter E. Blackburn; four grandchildren, Zachary and James Henderson, Jodi Oaks and Alcinda Burchett; and a great-grandchild, Raven Woodward. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Christopher Jackson Sr. was called home on July 22, 2001. He was born to the late Walter and Lilly Jackson on October 9, 1916. He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Yvonne Perkins, Petrella Carlyle, and Marie Johnson; son, Harrison; three stepchildren, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, three brothers, three sisters, three sisters-in-law, one aunt, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave. Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon from Shady Grove Baptist Church, Louisa. Interment Jackson-Robinson family cemetery.
Louise James, formerly of 1920 Stonewall Ave., died July 23, 2001. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Pk. Blvd. Funeral notice later.
Ruby Collins Lawson, 93, of Richmond, died Monday, July 23, 2001. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Coralan Lawson Erdman Pickle, and is survived by her son, Dr. Hugh A. Lawson and his wife, Elizabeth of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren, C. Paul Erdman of Wilmington, N.C., Linda Erdman Nau of Midlothian, Terri Erdman Scott of Chesapeake, Leonard R. Pickle of Lynchburg, Kimberly Pickle Tucker of Richmond, Hugh Jeffrey Lawson of Franklin, Pa., Suzanne Lawson Sultana of Sarasota, Fla., and John Washburn Lawson of Sarasota, Fla.; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Ruby made friends wherever she went and delighted everyone with her quick wit and sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. Her remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Maury Cemetery, Maury St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest View Vol. Rescue Squad.
Departed this life July 21, 2001 in a local healthcare center, Geneva Elizabeth Levie of Newtown, Va. She is survived by two sisters, Julia Pearl Jones of Newtown, Va. and Queen Jackson of Trenton, N.J. The body will lie in state July 26 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock. The family will receive friends July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1st Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Newtown, Va., Rev. T. Scott Swan, pastor, officiating. Funeral services will be held July 27 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Penns Grove, N.J.. where the body will lie in state one hour before services, Rev. William Tough, pastor, officiating. Interment in Salem Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, N.J. Remains rest at the Washington Funeral Home, Tappahannock.
Timothy A. Lohrman, 48, of Ruther Glen, passed away July 24, 2001. He was a professor at VCU and owner of Tanks-A-Million. He is survived by his mother, Eva Kuhns; sister, Carol A. Buss; brother, Thomas A. Lohrman; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Fork Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fork Church, 12566 Old Ridge Rd., Doswell, Va. 23047.
Thomas Staples "Tom" Martin of Bracey died July 24, 2001. Survived by his wife, Florence F. Martin; three daughters, Sandra Martin of New York City and Bracey, Brenda Butler of Virginia Beach and Karen Pond of Bracey; his son, Thomas S. Martin Jr., also of Bracey; three sisters, Mildred M. Barden of Richmond, Pattie M. Saunders of Bowling Green and Judith M. Thatcher of Fair Play, S.C.; two brothers, Franklin E. Martin and Berkley S. Martin, both of Richmond; seven grandchildren. Services Thursday 11 a.m. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill, Va. Interment Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday (tonight) 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Southside Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 546, South Hill, Va. 23970. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis Maurice Pannell of Richmond entered eternal rest July 24, 2001. Professional services entrusted to the: A D PRICE FUNERAL HOME
Gerald M. "Tommy" Payne, 73, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Swann Payne; daughter, Connie P. Bostic and her husband, Paul; son, Gerald L. "Jerry" Payne and his wife, Rhonda; daughter, Mary P. Wheeler and her husband, Troy; seven grandchildren, Rusty, Vicki, Robin, Rich, Beth, Jennifer and Jacob; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Taylor and Justin. Mr. Payne was retired from Philip Morris and was a veteran of the Army and Navy. He was a faithful member of New Bridge Baptist Church for 55 years. His remains rest at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Bridge Baptist Church. Interment in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Bridge Baptist Church Building Fund.