Ethel Dorothy Mullins

Ethel Dorothy Mullins, 65, surrounded by family passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 of Charles City formerly of Middlesex County. Proceeded in death by her parents, Archie Linwood Rainier Sr. and Mary Frances Rainier of King & Queen County, VA. She was the widow of Cecil Burnes “TT” Mullins Sr.  Proceeded in death by her baby daughter, Stephanie Jean Mullins and her step-daughter, Rhonda Jean Mullins; sisters, Emily Frances Brooks, Sara Elizabeth Brooks, Macey Marie Wilkinson Coleman; brothers, Archie Linwood Rainier Jr, Ronald Linwood Rainier of FL.  She is survived by her children, Kenneth Lee Dawson of Charles City, VA, Mary Ann Atkinson (Anthony) of Saluda, VA, Cecil Burnes Mullins, Jr. (Patricia ) of Rogersville, Tenn., Ethel Annette Haynes (Ronald) of Deltaville, VA, Logan Presley Mullins of Shacklefords, VA, Ava Boyd (Lester) of Clintwood, VA, Hazel Mullins of Bristol, Tenn., Loretta Mullins, of Bristol, Tenn., Julie Beverly of Wise, VA, Leonard Mullins of King & Queen, VA, Roger Mullins (Linda) of Crew, VA; sisters, Leslie Iannaggi (Tom) of Williamsburg, VA, Mary Webb (Brian) of Shacklefords, VA, Brenda Philbates (George) of New Kent, VA; brothers, Jimmy Bristow (Beverly) of Wake, VA, Jesse Rainier (Tammie) of Middlesex, VA.  Ethel was also survived by 24 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in The Edge Worship Centre, 400-14th Street, West Point, VA.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, PO Box 385, Gloucester, VA, 23061 (In Memory of Ethel Dorothy Mullins). Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda, VA.

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Lois E. Burch

Lois E. Burch, 86, of Remlik, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She attended Hermitage Baptist Church, Remlik Wesleyan Church and Urbanna United Methodist Church. Lois is survived by her sister, Reynolds Burch Wright; nieces, Lois Jean Brooks (Tony), Loren Bayless (Tom), Lynne Bland (Thomas); nephew, Ray L. Burch, Jr. (Minnie); great niece, Kaitlyn Bland; great nephews, Patrick Burch (Ashland), Daniel Brooks, Benjamin Burch (Jaimie), Brent Brooks and Jacob Bland. Great great nephews, Jackson and Benson and great great nieces, Liliana and Carlee Anne. A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Remlik Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Remlik. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to a charity of your choice.

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John Calvin “Calhoun” Langford

John Calvin “Calhoun” Langford, 64, of Waterview, peacefully passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife Virginia Ann Langford; his children, Jason and James Langford of Waterview and Elizabeth Langford of Mobile, Alabama; his grandchildren, Brooklyn and Travis; his mother, Elva C. Langford; his brother Faron Langford (Shelly); sister Sandy Powell (Larry); Aunt Lena, and Aunt Peggy (Richard). He is preceded in death by his father, John Raleigh Langford and his eldest son, John Palmer (J.P.) Langford. An avid hunter, a devoted and loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Your presence will be truly missed but never forgotten. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, Church View. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.

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Chester Hilliard Haddon

Chester Hilliard Haddon, 96, of Hartfield died Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was the widower of Mary Catherine Haddon and at the time of her death, they had been married for seventy-two years. He was the last living sibling of ten children. Chester was a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served with the 63rd Quarter Master Base Depot in France. Survived by his daughters, Bonnie Haddon, Linda Dandridge (Paul), three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, where he was a member.

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Michael Lawson

Michael Lawson, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Topping, VA on March 14, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Mary Lou, and his daughter, Carolyn Lawson. He had a special love of tractors and was a heavy equipment operator for many years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beacon/Pilot House in Topping.

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Charles A. (Duckie) Ruark

Charles A. (Duckie) Ruark was reunited with his loving wife, Frances S. Ruark on March 13, 2017. Duckie was a retired Captain with VMRC and a waterman in his retirement. He is survived by children, Cheryl R. Thompson and Thomas (Tom) Ruark (Valerie). Grandchildren Matthew, Candace and Travis Thompson, and Tyler (Danielle) Dorsey. Duckie was survived by several special nieces and nephews who loved to spend time with him and hear stories of his life on the water. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. Funeral services will be held at Philippi Christian Church on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 440, Deltaville, VA 23043 or Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, is assisting the Ruark family with arrangements.

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Thomas “Tommy” Francis Landeck Jr.

Thomas “Tommy” Francis Landeck Jr. 78, peacefully went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2017 at Riverside Walter Reed Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, VA. He was born in Norfolk, VA, on August 31, 1938 to Thomas Francis and Virginia Karpa Landeck. Tommy grew up in Norfolk, VA and attended Granby High School. He was a state licensed Master Plumber with Local 540 and worked for numerous companies over the years doing mainly commercial buildings. He also owned his own business where he was known as “Ye Old Master Plumber”. He retired in the early 1980’s. Tommy married Sally on Feb. 9, 1980 in Newport News, VA and they were happily married for 37 years. He was previously married to his first wife Mary Ann for 21 years. Tommy was a past member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, flea markets, boating, the mountains and other activities involving his family. He loved country music and dancing in the honkytonks. Tommy was a loving member of All Saints Anglican Church in Saluda. Tommy is survived by his wife Sally of Jamaica, VA; sons, Gregg and Todd Landeck, of Richmond; daughters, Terrie Landeck of Virginia Beach, Kim Burke (Tommy) of Midlothian, and Jaimie Chandler (Tommy) of Poquoson; grandchildren, Meighan, Mary Beth, Stephanie, Amanda, Vincent and Tyler; great granddaughters Emma, Jadelyn and Burkely; sister Barbara Gaskell (Tom) of Windsor; brother Steve Landeck currently residing in Thailand an numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and scores of friends. He is also survived by his beloved dogs Beauregarde and Sissy Sioux and his cat Quasimodo. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and sister Linda. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced by the family. Tommy was cremated in the care of Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda. Burial will be private. Condolences can be left of the Bristow-Faulkner’s online guest book. His family would like to thank the caring staff at Riverside Walter Reed Rehabilitation Center and his wonderful Jamaica community friends for all their kindness and support.

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Wanda Paul

Wanda Paul, 52, of Deltaville, Virginia, joined her daddy in heaven on March 2, 2017.  Beloved wife, daughter, sister, and step-mother, she loved fishing, her cats, and was a friend to everyone she met.  She leaves behind her husband, Tim Paul, a stepson, Cody Paul, her mother and stepfather, James & Sheila Brown, and several siblings, Lisa Shortt, Jason Simpson, Jimmie Brown, Jr., and William Brown.  A celebration of her life will occur in late spring in combination the release of her spirit on Cape Hatteras, as was her final wish.  All will be invited to celebrate with family & friends when that date is determined.

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Thomas Theodore Vest (Ted)

Thomas Theodore Vest (Ted), 84, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. Ted was born on July 24, 1932 in Richmond to the late Stewart Mosely Vest and Josephine Pritchett Vest.  He graduated from John Marshall High School in Richmond in 1951 and later received a degree in Business from RPI (now VCU). He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for IBM and later for Control Data Corporation for many years.  He spent several years with his family living in Vienna, Austria and servicing clients in the Soviet Union while working for CDC.  He retired from CDC and moved to Deltaville where he has lived for the past 38 years.  He was involved in several businesses here including real estate and the marina business.  He had a passion for boats and the sea and was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time there.  Ted’s cruising adventures included Bermuda, the Bahamas, the many islands of the Caribbean, the Great Loop and the entire eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida. Ted was predeceased by his brothers, Stewart Burnley Vest and Robert Duval Vest, and his sister, Mary Lou Vest Alford.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 62 years, Constance Dean Vest, two sons, Michael Alan Vest (Dee) and Willard Duval Vest (Bonnie).  He is also survived by six grandchildren, Shannon Epps (Brian), Joseph Vest (Ashley), Travis Vest, Paul Vest, Malcolm Vest, and Katie Vest, and three great grandchildren, Payton Epps, Aiden Epps and Theodore Vest.  Ted and Connie are so fortunate to have 15 wonderful nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Chapel at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Virginia.  The family will receive friends from 1 pm to 2 pm, and the service will be at 2 pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043 or Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.

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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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