Anne Elisabeth Denby Alston lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 25, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James Alston, the much loved daughter of Patricia and the late Otis Denby, and the dear sister of Gail Hickey, Laurel Zaremba, Susan Hoffert, and Timothy Denby. She was also the treasured aunt of Mackenzie Denby, Ryan Denby (both of whom she helped raise), and Robb Vermillion, and the loving stepmother of Brian Alston, Rebecca Alston Lewis, Sarah Alston Gumm, Joshua Reynolds, and Jacob Reynolds. She enjoyed doting upon step-grandchildren Logan Alston, Elisabeth Lewis, Owen Lewis, Sydney Reynolds, William Reynolds, and Landon Reynolds and had been looking forward to the birth of Jackson Gumm. Anne was born at Aigrefeuille, France, in September 1960. She loved all animals and had many dogs and cats over her lifetime. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, kayaking, and live music. A resident of Hartfield, Anne grew up in Williamsburg. She was a graduate of Bruton High School, Rappahannock Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Anne was a loyal employee of Zaremba Law Center, where she compassionately guided grieving families through the estate process. A service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, 15 CF Edwards Lane, Saluda. Rest in peace, dear Anne, we will forever love you and we will never forget you.
Nancy Ann Hurst, 65, of Lancaster County passed away surrounded by family after her battle with cancer on April 24, 2017. She is survived by her son/caretaker and daughter-in-law/caregiver, Ronnie and Krystal Webb; son, Phillip Hinson; brother, Marshall Moss Jr. (Genoveva); nieces, Melissa Moss (Billy Lawson) and family, Molly and Lilly Lawson, and Ashley Moss. Nancy was born on June 4, 1951 in Richmond, VA to Elizabeth and Marshall Moss. She graduated from Varina High School in 1969. She was a known member of the community. Nancy was a dedicated worker; she worked for Food Lion in Kilmarnock for over 20 years then moved on to Walmart in Kilmarnock for 6 years until she was forced into retirement due to cancer. A memorial service is scheduled for 2pm, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, VA. Memorial gifts in honor of Nancy can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Louise P. Morgan passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Dockside Health and Rehab. Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ronald E. Morgan; her parents, John J. & Eva Lee Garner Parker; and a very special uncle & aunt, Jimmy & Pattie Farmer. Louise retired from the Civil Service Agency of 30 years. She was the Deputy Directorate of Logistics, held numerous degrees, and was a GM13. Louise leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Debra F. & Butch Williams; a son, Michael Lee Morgan; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton at 2pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda is assisting the Morgan family.
Barbara Jean “B.J.” Longest, 70, of Ino and widow of James G. “Sonny” Longest passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was also predeceased by a son, Jamie. Survived by a son, John F. Longest (Monica); grandchildren, Cheyenne, Shiloh and Christina and a sister, Doris Elliott. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24th in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Lower King & Queen Baptist Church (Wares) Cemetery, Dragonville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Lansing L. Fulcher, Sr., 92, longtime resident of Mathews and Middlesex Counties, passed away on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the Masonic Home of Virginia. Born in Powells Point, North Carolina on June 16, 1924, he served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Oriental Lodge #20 AF & AM and Oriental Chapter #30 Order of the Eastern Star in Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy and children Robert Lee Fulcher (Linda), Lansing L. Fulcher, Jr (Gloria), John A. Fulcher, Nora F. Wilson (Calvin), Deborah F. Derosier (Robert), Dorothy Gail Fulcher (Chuck), and Catherine F. (Trudy) Shearin (Randy). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 great grandson. A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Larry Schools at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in H. C. Smithers Cemetery in Mathews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Richmond VA 23233. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda is serving the family.
Mae Belle Brewer Fitzgerald, 91, died March 30, 2017 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, VA. She was born July 11, 1925 in Forsyth County, NC to the late Dewey Clynon and Lu Ella Lashmit Brewer. Mae Belle was a member of the Clarksbury United Methodist Church. She had been residing at Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews, VA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Fitzgerald, her brother D.C. Brewer Jr. and sister Doris Daniels. Survivors include one brother Robert Brewer (Joanne) of Maryland; three children, James B. Fitzgerald (Martha) of Deltaville, VA, Cathy Fulp (Trey) of Mission, TX and Patricia Martin. There are five grandchildren; James Fitzgerald, Jr. (Ginger) of Northern, VA, Jennifer Irvin of McAllen, TX, Laura Ross-Murphy (Mac) of Dallas, TX, and Jeremy Martin and Amy Martin. There are seven great grandchildren; Quinn and Catherine Fitzgerald, Hunter Irvin of Mt. Vernon, IN, Joseph Irvin of McAllen, TX, Sammie, Cormac, and Neko Ross-Murphy of Dallas, TX. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Ronnie Daniel, 63, of Hardyville passed away Monday, April 17, 2017. He retired from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission as a Marine Patrol Officer in 2008 with thirty years of service. He was predeceased by his parents, Mickey and Margaret Daniel and is survived by his wife, Faye Abernathy Daniel; a daughter, Amy Daniel; a son, Jason Daniel (Danielle); a sister, Ann Godsey (Billy) and a brother, Junie Daniel. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton, VA. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Norman Wyatt, 77, of Deltaville, VA went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Wyatt; children, Dwayne Wyatt and Dennis Wyatt; a sister, Iris West and grandchildren, Jessica, John, Jesse and Kathlyn. Norman was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Iris Wyatt; a daughter, Shelia Cook and three brothers; John, Anon and Landon. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043.
Robert Gemmill, 89, passed away March 28, 2017. “Gemmill” served 12 years as a Virginia State Trooper and 21 years as an ATF Agent US Justice Dept. After a very distinguished career, he retired from ATF as a Resident Agent in Charge in the Washington District Office. Donations may be made to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043 or a local animal shelter.
Anne J. Grow, 78, of Deltaville widow of Thomas H. Grow, Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was also predeceased by a son, Thomas H. Grow, Jr. Survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Kennard (Wayne); a sister, Virginia Lucille Whitfield; two grandchildren, Greg and Marie and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are her dear friends, Brenda Gregory and Marion Turner. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98 or the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 440, both in Deltaville, VA 23043.