Crawford Franklin Walton

Crawford Franklin Walton 87 of Saluda, Va., passed away peacefully on February 16 2017. He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Whitman and Lillian Pierce, both of Saluda; his son, Michael Walton, of Gloucester Point; grandson, Colin Walton, of Saluda; granddaughter, Catelyn Walton, of Matthews; and a treasured great-granddaughter Daisy Walton. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Willie Mae Walton and his sister Jane Timberlake. Crawford was a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force as well as a 20 year teacher at Richmond VoTech. He had a lifelong passion for gardening, hunting, and fishing. Daybreak would often catch him in the woods listening for game or walking his garden with a cup of coffee. He touched many with his kindness and he will be dearly missed by all. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 20, 2017 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.

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Granville Clarence Crane

Granville Clarence Crane, 89, of Wake, VA passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  He was born in Newport News, VA on January 19, 1928. Granville is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Ann Crane; three daughters, Cynthia Wilson (Bobby), Wanda Henschen (Tom), and Laurie Billings.  He was also the loving grandfather to eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister and three brothers. He grew up in Newport News and served in the Army during the post World War II era.  After his service he worked for Newport News Shipbuilding in the Reproduction Department and retired after 45 years with the company.  After retiring, he managed his own business, Crane Printing and for many years provided church bulletins, cookbooks, and many other items for area churches, volunteer organizations and local businesses. He and his wife were members of Lower United Methodist Church. He enjoyed outdoor activities; gardening, hunting, fishing and yardwork. A visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, February 17th from 11a.m. to 12p.m. at the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Graveside services will follow at 2p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Deltaville, VA 23043.

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Dora Butler McCoy

Dora Butler McCoy, 67, of Wake, VA passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home. She was the widow of William Thomas McCoy and was also predeceased by her parents, Calvin and Leveice Butler of Hartfield. Dora was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Donna Chapter #179, Order of the Eastern Star, Deltaville, where she was Past Worthy Matron, and also a member of The Quilting Club. She was a graduate of Charles Beauty School and retired Captain of the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center. Dora is survived by her daughter Donna McCoy Brown and husband Chuck of Wake, VA, two grandchildren who were the light of her life, Joshua Brown and his fiancée Ashley Hunter of Shacklefords, VA and Amanda Rivenbark and her husband Brenden of Richmond, VA. She is also survived by three sisters, Leona Brownley, Margaret Williams, and Callie Hope Revere (James), three nieces, Tammy Ballantyne (Glenn), Etta Taylor (David) and Callie Jo Revere, three great nieces, Maggie Sammarco (Chadd), Mollie Ballantyne and Lillian Taylor, one great-great nephew Preslee Sammarco and many cousins and friends. Dora is also survived by her lifelong best friend Cheryl Fary Hunt. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 9, 2017, 11:00 AM at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, VA, with visitation at 10:00 AM before service. Graveside services to immediately follow. Everyone is asked to please join the family after the services in the fellowship hall for a reception in memory of Dora. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043 or the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 205, Hartfield, VA 23071.

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Dahl Tyler Daniel

Dahl Tyler Daniel (57) of Urbanna, VA peacefully departed this life on January 31, 2017 at his home in Urbanna. He is survived by his mother, Grace A. Daniel; brother, Alvin Daniel Jr.; sister Barbara Spangler and her husband Norbert Spangler, Jr.; nephews, Chad Spangler, Todd Spangler and his wife Elaine Spangler; niece, Stephanie Ruppert and her daughters, Ella Grace Ruppert and Margaret Rose Ruppert. A memorial service will be held at Urbanna Baptist Church on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Urbanna Baptist Church in Dahl’s name.

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Lucy Anne Robertson Norton

Lucy Anne Robertson Norton, beloved wife of Wilbert Henry ‘Hank’ Norton of Deltaville, Virginia, died at home on February 1, 2017. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Archer Robertson and Lucy Anne Robertson, as well as her brothers, Floyd and Tom Robertson, and her sister, Sally Robertson Vaughan. Lucy was born on August 12, 1931 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She graduated from E.C. Glass High school and from Brenau University in Georgia where she studied Education. She taught elementary school in Lynchburg, Virginia prior to marrying Hank on December 21, 1961 and returned to the classroom to teach in Franklin County, Virginia when her children were older. Lucy was a self-sufficient football coach’s wife, a tomboy, and a champion of the mischievous. She had the patience and swagger to repair tractors and well pumps, and to bail out boats in the midst of hurricanes. She loved bridge, solitaire, crossword puzzles, murder mysteries, and drinking countless pots of coffee with her buddy, Marlene Henley Mathews. Lucy’s greatest joy was derived from her family. She is survived by her husband, Hank, her daughter Pattie Norton Gunter (husband David) of Great Falls, Virginia, her son Will Norton (wife Jodie) of Floyd, Virginia, and her son Jack Norton (wife Kristi) of Ferrum. She is survived by her 10 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, and numbers nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville, Virginia with a visitation at 10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucy’s name to Ferrum College or to Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville, Virginia.

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Ann Carleton Davis-Gresham

Ann Carleton Davis-Gresham, 65, of Locust Hill passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer. Ann attended Middlesex High School and continued her education at Chowan College and Stetson University graduating with a degree in Education. She spent her career working at Mizpah Health Care Center, a family owned business, where she dedicated her life caring for the residents and staff. Ann was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and a former member of the choir. Her interest included family and friends, spending time on the water, crabbing, her horses and singing. Ann devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to her mother until she passed away at age 91. Survived by her siblings Martha D. Cottingham (Don) of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and John Dallas Davis, Jr. (Mary Ann) of Locust Hill. Five nieces and nephews; Bruce Monson (Michelle) of Florence S.C., R.D. Monson (Dawn) of Powhatan, Emily Wills (Will) of Locust Hill, Melissa Welch (Brent) of Hartfield, and Jana Copley (Hunter) of Chesterfield. Seven great-nieces and nephews Emily Guthrie, Skyler Monson, Eli Monson, Blake Monson, Kayla Wills, Ethan Wills and Finley Welch. She was preceded in death by her mother Myrtle D. Faulkner, father John Dallas Davis and step-father Charles W. Faulkner, Sr. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 4-6 pm in the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 am Monday January 30, 2017 in Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Attn: Donor Relations & Services P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265 or to VCU Massey Cancer Center P.O. Box 980214 Richmond, VA 23298-0214.

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Frances “Anne” Forrest

Frances “Anne” Forrest (Baber), 84, of Gloucester, VA passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017 in the arms of her loving “girls” in the comfort of her own home. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Bobbie Baber and Russell B. Forrest, her mother, Victoria Stubblefield, her father, Lester Stubblefield, sisters, Delores Carter, and Katherine Stokes. She was survived by her beloved daughter and caregiver, Vickie Baber Lyell, grandchildren, Lindsay Smith (David), Christopher Lyell (Kristin), sons, William Baber (Cathy), Lester Baber (Cheryl) grandsons, Bill Baber, Jared Baber, granddaughter Morgan Miller, great grandchildren, Jayden, Nash, and Lindsey. She was a proud member of the Eastern Star, chapter 40 of fifty years, a loving ten-year volunteer of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, and a fourteen-year employee of Walmart, where she made many fond memories and many great friends, including Janis Slaughter. She also had a dear friend, Ann Harwood that she called “the other Vickie”. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester, VA.

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Rose Marie “Sitti” Mehfoud Suyes

Rose Marie “Sitti” Mehfoud Suyes, 78, of Deltaville, Virginia passed away on January 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Marie O’Grady Mehfoud and Anthony P. Mehfoud; brother, Tony; sister, Nora; and her son, David R. Suyes III, “Ricky”. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, best friend and love of her life, David R. Suyes, Jr. “Jerry”, five daughters, Jere (Cary), Julie, Susan (Chuck), Sara (Jonathan), Jana, fifteen grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher (Kelsey), Daniel, Richard, Lindsay, Alden, Zachary, Lauren, CAM, Rhys, Aidan, Caroline, Adam, Jacob, Caleb and her four siblings, Ann (Tory), David, John (Suzanne), Jimmy (Lettie), along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. As the matriarch and role model to her family, she instilled the importance of love, kindness, and faith into her children and grandchildren. Marie was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from MCV School of Pharmacy in 1961 then went on to practice part time while raising six children. She was an active member of Church of the Visitation and numerous clubs; Dunlora Woman’s Club, Middlesex Rotary Club, a founding member of the Middlesex YMCA, Book Club of Deltaville, Rivers Club, Garden Club, the Night Riders and one of her favorites, “Canasta”. Her involvement reflected her longtime dedication and commitment to many clubs and professional boards throughout her life. She had a love for cruises and traveling the world with Jerry, along with zest for life that was contagious. She would light up any room she entered and never met a stranger. Her beauty, strength and love for adventure will be missed by all. The family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, 15 CF Edwards Lane, Saluda, VA. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 28 at Church of the Visitation, 8462 General Puller Hwy., Topping, VA with a burial immediately following at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. and Mrs. David Suyes Jr. 60 Endowed Fund for Men’s Basketball, Randolph Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005.

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Brenda Kay Mott

Brenda Kay Mott, 69, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017. Born in Johnston, North Carolina, she was a proud member of Remlik Wesleyan Church, loved the Lord, singing and gardening. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Pultz (Reese) and Annette C. Huggins; grandchildren, Trevor Pultz, Darrin Comstock, and Amanda, Ethan, Nathaniel and Sarabeth Huggins; great granddaughter, Aaliyah Paige; and sister, Linda Savage. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Remlik Wesleyan Church. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Maxine Coates Blake

Maxine Blake of Wake, VA, passed away peacefully at Riverside Hospital surrounded by her family on January 12, 2017. She was born on April 29, 1937 in Glass, VA to the late Willie and Betty Coates. She was the seventh of ten children of which eight preceded her in death. Maxine grew up in a waterman’s town and cherished the livelihood that the water provided for her as she grew up and carried those values throughout her life. In 1951, she met the love of her life, Sheldon, and they married and began their lives together in 1953. Maxine was a loving Wife, Mother, and Granny. She was competitive and enjoyed winning when playing any type of game. Her favorite baseball team was the Atlanta Braves and she spent many hours cheering for them to win. She loved cooking and providing favorite dishes for the ones she loved.  Maxine was strong willed with a never give up attitude which stayed with her throughout her life. She was dedicated to her family and protective of those close to her. Maxine is survived by her husband of 64 years, Sheldon; sons Donald and Wayne (Angela) and grandchildren Vail, Chris, Kamryn and Kristin; brother Willie Coates, Jr, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by Pastor Chris Jessee. All friends and family are welcome. In memory of Maxine, please consider donations to the Hartfield Vol. Fire Dept. in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Saluda.

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