Carl “Buddy” Brooks, Jr., age 84, of Deltaville and a Korean War veteran went to be with the love of his life, Joy Campbell Brooks who preceded him in death 2007 after fifty-six years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Buddy had several passions in his life, Joy, family, baseball, singing, his country, hunting and fishing. He spent his early adult years touring Richmond churches singing with his four buddies from Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was the incredible force behind the move of the Lakeside Little League to Club Road and planned, bulldozed and built with three others what was to become quite a legacy for the boys of Lakeside where he was president for many years. He mentored many, was loved by all and always had time for a child. Survived by his son, David Brooks (Julie); a daughter, Sissy Womack (Mike); grandchildren, David, Charlie and Artie Brooks and Ashley Grace Womack. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Philippi Christian Church. Interment will follow in Philippi Memorial Gardens Cemetery both in Deltaville. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
John T. Dunlevy, age 75, of Glenns passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 after a short battle with lung cancer. He retired with thirty-two years of service from the former Chesapeake Corporation and was currently employed with the Middlesex County Maintenance Department. Johnny was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and their men’s group and also the Oakley Hunt Club. Survived by his wife, Martha W. Dunlevy; a son Dwayne L. Dunlevy (Crystal); a granddaughter, Hunter and sisters, Annie Lee Thomas, Marie Bryant, Jean Dutton, Virginia Kelly and Patricia Jackson. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday in New Hope United Methodist Church, Gloucester County. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Memorial gifts can be made to New Hope United Methodist Church c/o Kim Williams, P.O. Box 489, Shacklefords, VA 23156.
James Gary Peach, 80, died at his home in Hartfield, on Nov. 24, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lanice and three daughters: Katherine Peach, and Susan Sayyad of Hartfield, and Kelly Lowther (Rick) of Gloucester. Six grandsons: Jimmy and Joey Sayyad and Jackson, Garrison, Carson and Bryson Lowther. Jim retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Col after 29 years of service. He was a combat veteran of 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam and holds the Bronze Star for Valor. After retirement he was employed in the hotel industry in Williamsburg, VA until his retirement. He has been a resident of Hartfield, VA since1993. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge #45 in Pittsburgh, PA, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Deltaville, VA, Scottish Rite in Pittsburgh, PA and Khedive Shrine in Chesapeake, VA. He was a life member of the American Legion and past commander of the post in Saluda, VA. He was a charter member of the Middlesex Master Gardeners and served for many years as treasurer of that organization. He served his community as an EMT with the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad for several years and with Hands Across Middlesex building ramps for the handicapped. He was a member of Lower United Methodist Church and sung in the choir for many years. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 4, 2015 at 11 AM at Lower United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers a donation to Lower United Methodist Church or your favorite charity is appreciated.
Dorothy Elizabeth Dodson Didlake saw God’s face on November 16, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister who cherished her family. She was the oldest of five children born to Elizabeth and Raymond I. Didlake of Laneview, VA, in 1922. She was predeceased by her sisters Marjorie Clay, Gertrude Stevens, Anne Kirby, and her brother Ray Didlake. Dot was a longtime resident and active member of the Ringgold Community of Pittsylvania County, VA, before moving to the Richmond area in 1974. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Dodson Williams (Nelson) of Chesterfield, VA, and Joyce Dodson Weston (George) of Great Mills, MD. Also, “Memaw” leaves six grandchildren to cherish her memory. Dorothy found success in life through caring for her home and raising her two girls. “Dottie” will be fondly remembered for her cheerful spirit and her love of flowers. She was always surrounded by her “potted gardens” that she cared for all year long. A graveside memorial service will take place at Glebe Landing Baptist Church Cemetery in Laneview, VA, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00p.m. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home of Saluda, VA, is servicing the family. In honor of her request to be cremated, her ashes are entered alongside her mother.
James H. Hazel of Jamaica, VA died Thursday, November 12, 2015. He was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on August 31, 1935, the third son of William B. and Agnes M. Hazel. He was a graduate of the Woodstock Collegiate Institute and the Ontario College of Art Design, Toronto. In 1990, he retired after 22 years, from the Architecture and Construction Department of the Marriott Corp., Bethesda, MD. He is survived by three nephews and six nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William B. Hazel III of Bowie, MD and Robert M. Hazel of Clearwater, FL. A funeral mass will be held 11a.m., Monday, November 23, 2015 in the Church of the Visitation, Topping, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 9a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Emily ”Tina” Brooks, age 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9th, 2015, surrounded by her children and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Brooks Sr., and her parents, Archie Linwood Rainier and Mary Frances Bew. Also, preceding her in death were her siblings Mary Frances Rainier, Archie Linwood Rainier Jr., Sarah Elizabeth Brooks, and Macey Marie Coleman, and one grandson, Brian Brooks Jr. She is survived by her companion of 9 years, Larry Ingram and his son Vashon (Lisa); Daughters, Teresa McLaurin (Trey), Margie Butler (Josh), and Elva Brooks; Sons, Carter Brooks Jr (Michele)., and Brian Brooks, Sr. (Crystal).; Sisters, Ethel Mullins, Leslie Iannaggi (Thomas), Brenda Philbates (George), and Mary Webb (Brian); Brothers, Jimmy Bristow (Beverly) and Jesse Rainier; Two Grandchildren, Brianna Dunlevy and Peyton Brooks; One Great Grandchild, Ar’mahni Dunlevy-Davis. She is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends that she met over her many years at The Country Market in Shacklefords, Va. A memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 21st, at 2:00 pm., at The West Point Christian Church,, located at 290 Euclid Blvd., West Point, Va. 23181. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, Va.
William L. Cooley, age 80, of Urbanna, widower of Clara M. Cooley died Saturday, November 7, 2015. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired plant manager for the Woolfolk Manufacturing Company in Urbanna. Bill was a member of Urbanna Baptist Church and the Urbanna Masonic Lodge #83 A.F. & A.M. Survived by his daughter, Tina L. Battreal (Jim); two grandsons, Gary D. Hill, Jr. and William T. Cooley. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday in Urbanna Baptist Church. Interment will be in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Lena G. Linthicum, age 80, of Topping died Friday, November 6, 2015. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and was predeceased by a brother, John Alvin Glasco. Survived by her husband, James O. Linthicum; daughters, Hope L. Hogge (Dennis), Linda L. Green (Shannon); a sister, Margaret Ann Ellison, two grandchildren, one great grandchild; a special niece, Annette Grant and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping. Interment will be in Rosemary Hill Cemetery, Topping. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mercer Plaza Building, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Patricia Davis “Pat” Collier, age 62, of Jamaica went to be with her heavenly father on Thursday, November 5, 2015. She was a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church and was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Emma Wilson Davis. Pat is survived by her husband, James C. Collier; her children, Jimmy Collier and Emily Farmer; grandchildren, Christopher Farmer, Hunter Collier and Andy Farmer. Pat is also survived by her faithful pets, Panda her dog and Hoppy her cat. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Warner. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Barbara E. Pinekenstein, age 61, of Hardyville passed on Sunday, November 1, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was an employee with the Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock and a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek. She loved spending time with her family, traveling and gardening. Survived by her husband, W. Alan Pinekenstein; son B. Clinton “Clint” Maul; step-son, Todd Pinekenstein and her brothers, Thomas G. “Tommy” Powell and Larry “Wayne” Powell. A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.