Judith Douglas Mayo Mallory

Judith Douglas Mayo Mallory, age 90, of Midlothian and Locust Hill, Va., died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Judy was born in Richmond, Va., the daughter of William Richard Mayo and Miriam Douglas Mayo. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 67 years, Morris Kent Mallory Sr. She is survived by her four children, Debarah Mallory Morgan, Miriam Mallory Moenich (Stephan), Morris Kent Mallory Jr. (Elaine) and William Douglas Mallory; four grandchildren, Kelby Mallory Morgan (Jennifer), Dr. Molly Hundley Morgan (Kevin Nanna), Courtney Moenich Brooks (Jay) and Stephan Harrison Moenich (Carly); and five great-grandchildren. Judy grew up in the Ginter Park area of Richmond and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1943. Because of her adventurous nature, gifted talent and love of art, she moved to New York City after graduation to attend the prestigious Jamesine Franklin School of Professional Arts, where she studied art and fashion design. Judy later moved back to Richmond, married Kent and set up house on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Throughout her life, Judy had a passion for art that never wavered. She was an extremely talented artist who continually took classes at RPI, VCU and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where she was enrolled at the time of her death. Her passion for art was shared with her passion for dance. She and a friend established the Ransone-Mallory School of Dance, where they taught ballet to hundreds of students through the years. Judy was a vivacious woman who never slowed down or showed her true age. She was constantly on the go, whether it was shopping or going back and forth to her house on the Rappahannock River, where she enjoyed fishing, picking crabs, swimming with her family and working on her paintings. She loved to travel and to learn, being inspired by all that was new in her surroundings. Her youthful spirit and eagerness to live life to the fullest never diminished. She will always be remembered as a strong, loyal and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who cherished her family above all things. Her family is eternally grateful for the guidance, love and unwavering support she provided for so many joyous years. Judy will be missed beyond measure. A funeral service will be held at the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home located at 15 C.F. Edwards Ln., Saluda, Va. 23149, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Burial will follow in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 7722 General Puller Highway, Topping, Va. 23169. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. 23220.

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Kenneth Wayne Williams

photo-williams-kenneth-wayne284 Kenneth Wayne Williams, 73, of Hartfield passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Friday, December 2. He was born and raised on Gwynns Island in Mathews County where his family roots ran deep. After meeting the love of his life, he called Middlesex County his home for the last 53 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Presley W. and Minnie Rowe Williams, and his “special” son, Kenny, whom he loved and adored and who taught him to appreciate the little things life had to offer. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Butler Williams (Sissie), his daughter, Tammy Williams Ballantyne, and her husband, Glenn, two granddaughters, Maggie Ballantyne Sammarco and her husband Chadd, and Mollie Lee Ballantyne, his great-grandson, Preslee Joseph Sammarco, who was the apple of his eye, his sister Shirley Williams Hudgins, his Aunt Ruby Rowe Akins, his dear friend, J.C. West, and his beloved chocolate lab “Shad”. Kenneth enjoyed a good life with his family and friends. He was a member and past deacon of Harmony Grove Baptist Church where he loved his church family. He was a member of the Donovan Masonic Lodge, where he served as the Master twice. He was honored to serve as the youngest Master in Virginia at the time. He had the destine pleasure to serve on the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors for 18 years. He also served on the Middlesex County Planning Commission as well as the Middlesex County Social Services Board. He was appointed by Governor Gilmore to serve on the Virginia Marine Resources Commission as well as the Potomac River Fisheries Commission. He was also a member and past President of the Virginia Waterman’s Association. Kenneth was a lifelong Waterman and Businessman who loved being on the water and shared many stories of the days he spent doing what he loved. Kenneth had many titles and served on many Boards, but his greatest titles were “Husband,” “Daddy,” and “PaPa.” He always said his family was his greatest gift. His love and faith in God was important to him, and it showed in the way he lived his life. Material things were not important to him, but he was always willing to help a friend; that was his pleasure. Kenneth was a pillar in his community, and he shall be greatly missed. A Funeral Service will be held at Harmony Grove Baptist Church on Monday, December 5 at 2:30 P.M with a Graveside Burial Service with Masonic Rights directly following. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation or the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Wesley R. Summerfield, Jr.

obit-photo-summerfield282Wesley R. Summerfield Jr. of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday morning. A loving and giving man, he never met a stranger and was adored by all. Wes looked after all of us and always put our needs before his own all of his life. He was without fail excited about what life had to offer and was constantly building and planning until his last day. As a U.S. Air Force veteran and master machinist, he contributed to some of the most important aviation and space exploration projects of his time. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Copley Summerfield, his son, Wesley R. Summerfield III, four step-children, Elizabeth H. Ware, Paul G. Harris, J. Daniel Harris and C. Paige Harris, his grandson, Wesley R. Summerfield IV, and nine loving step-grandchildren, Joseph, Claire, Nathaniel, John Andrew, Kevin, Josh, Rachel, Kai and Hunter. Wes was preceded in passing by his first wife, Patricia Wells Summerfield. You were always our rock and you will be terribly missed, my loving father. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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William B. Rasmussen

William Boyd “Bill” Rasmussen, 42, of Gloucester passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Chuck and Judy Rasmussen; brother, Chuck Rasmussen Jr. (Yvonne); fiancé, Maria Berkley; niece, Rebekah “Bekah” Rasmussen; as well as many dear friends. One of his favorite pastimes was watching football with his dad, remaining a New York Giants fan until the end. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 2:30pm in Salem United Methodist Church in Gloucester, VA with the Reverend Rita Staul officiating. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Dan R. Walton

obit-photo-walton-dan-rDan R. Walton, 73, entered into eternal rest on November 3, 2016. He is survived by a sister, Carol Louise Clements; three brothers, Allie Walton (Carolyn), James “Shorty” Walton (Marie), and John “Freddie” Walton (Geraldine) and numerous nieces and nephews.  Dan is predeceased by his parents Allie & Leona Walton; sisters, Laura Taylor, Hilda Schell & Bertha Farmer; brothers, Wesley “Jake” Walton and David Walton. A memorial service will be held at Clarksbury United Methodist Church at 2pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with Reverend Ken Cleaveland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with expenses can be made in care of Deborah Hensely; Burial Expenses for Dan Walton at the EVB Bank in Deltaville.

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Allie J. Walton, Jr.

Allie J. Walton, Jr., of Hartfield, a lifetime waterman entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 7, 2016. He was the son of the late Allie and Leona Walton. Survived by his longtime friend and partner, Carolyn Walton; brothers, James “Shorty” Walton (Marie), John “Freddie” Walton (Geraldine); a sister, Louise Clements and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 10th in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043.

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Lois Ball Blow

photo-blow-lois-b274Lois Ball Blow, age 73, of Sandston, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016. She was the widow of Thomas B. Blow and was retired from the Bank of Virginia. Survived by her sisters; Phyllis B. Adams and Roberta B. Zahradnick and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Monday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Clarence Edward Milby (Buck)

photo-milby-clarence-edward273Clarence Edward Milby (Buck) 83, went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2016. He was born on June 24, 1933 to Thomas and Kate Milby. He was retired from the Chesapeake Corporation and a member of First Assembly of God at Shacklefords. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was preceded in death by his son, Curtis McKenny Milby. He is survived by his wife, Julia Hall Milby; son Clarence E. Milby Jr. of Hartfield, VA; daughter Elaine Pollard (Scott) of Warsaw, VA; four grandchildren, Daniel Pollard of Virginia Beach, VA, Caleb Pollard of Warsaw, VA, Sarai Pollard of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Thomas Lee Milby (Becky) of Urbanna; one great granddaughter Olive Pollard; and three sisters, Mildred Hall of Glenns, VA, Thelma Bareford of Mechanicsville, VA, and Myrtle Ambrose of Dunnsville, VA. Funeral services will be held 3p.m., Sunday, October 30, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will follow at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gloucester County, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God, Shacklefords, VA 23156 or the Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, PO Box 1417, Gloucester, VA, 23061.

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Little Willie (Pete) O’Neal

photo-oneal-little272Little Willie (Pete) O’Neal of Warner, VA, born June 7, 1947, slipped peacefully away at his home to be with his Saviour, Jesus Christ, on October 22, 2016 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Pete was born in Wanchese, NC and grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  He spent most of his life working on or near the water fishing, building and repairing boats, and working on tugboats. He eventually settled in Middlesex County, VA where he became very involved in community outreach programs through Hands Across Middlesex and his church, Glebe Landing Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.  He was always willing to give a hand to anyone in need and loved working with wood. Pete was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was very proud to have served his country. Pete is survived by his wife of 23 years, Gail Haughton O’Neal, three children, Kimberly Brown (Randy), Chrissy McCamy (Kevin), and Laurie O’Neal (Liz), two step-children, Paul Cunningham (Roni) and Elizabeth Kennedy (Terry), and seven grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda on Friday, October 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 29, at noon at Glebe Landing Baptist Church, 1439 Glebe Landing Road, Laneview, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Glebe Landing Baptist Church, 858 Country Lane, Laneview, VA 22504.

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Lewis Guy Clarke, III

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Oct. 23rd, Lewis Guy Clarke lll age 62, beloved father, partner, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.  After retirement from the Canada Company, Lewis did what he loved most, spending his Sundays at his resale shop at the Stage Coach Market. Lewis is predeceased by his brother David Clarke.  Lewis is survived by his parents Lewis and Adelle Clarke of Heathsville. His five children: Dawn Clarke of Richmond, Jamie Clarke of White Stone, Chris Clarke of Deltaville, Mary Alfaro of Richmond, Keith Clarke of White Stone, and 8 grandchildren.  Along with his brother Steve Clarke of Heathsville and sister Rose Hall of Callao. Lewis also leaves behind the love of his life, Brenda Bristow of Topping and her two children Sheila Ancell of Topping and Angie Carter of Gloucester. Lewis is terribly missed by his devoted four legged buddy, Roscoe. A memorial service officiated by Pastor June Haislip will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville. Family will receive visitors at 1:30pm with the service to follow at 2:30p.m.

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