Anita South Wilson Wrightson

Anita South Wilson Wrightson, a lifelong resident of Saluda and widow of Robert E. Wilson, Sr. died Saturday, August 27, 2016. She was born in Saluda on May 7, 1934 to Muriel Davis and Frank South. Anita graduated from Middlesex High School and Smithdeal-Massey Business College. She is survived by her husband, George W. Wrightson; sons, Robert E. Wilson, Jr. (Bobby) and his wife, Cindy, F. Davis Wilson and wife Cathy. Grandchildren, Robbie, Wesley, Heather and Kelly; great granddaughter, Shannon. Step-sons, George W. Wrightson, Jr. and wife, Gina, Mickey Wrightson and wife Cheryl. A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, 11408 Salem Church Road, Gloucester, VA. Rev. Edward P. Harrow, Sr., Rev. Rita Staul and Rev. Robert Marsh will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 PM Monday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. It is her request that instead of flowers, memorials be made to Children’s Hospital Foundation of Richmond at VCU, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or Salem UMC General Fund, 11408 Salem Church Road, Gloucester, VA 23061.

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Henry Edward Jackson

Henry Edward Jackson, born August 14, 1925, of Warner, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Grace Healy Jackson. He is survived by three daughters:  Mary Jackson Loving (Danny), Charlotte Jackson Ughetto (Rick) and Amy Jackson; five grandchildren:  Dana Loving Ladd (Stephen), Loren Loving Marquez (Paul), David Loving (Donna), Haley Ughetto Cardwell (Jack) and Jeffrey Ughetto (Megan); six great-grandchildren; and his very special sister in law, Alice Oxendine.  He was a devoted father and grandfather and he will always be remembered for his quiet nature and loving smile. He was a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.  Interment will be in Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Warner.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Middlesex Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 790, Urbanna, VA 23175 or Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 425, Saluda, VA., 23149.

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Thomas Edward Donahoe, Jr.

Thomas Edward Donahoe Jr., 85, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016. A Richmond native, he served 2 years in the Navy then 35 years with C&P Telephone Co. before retiring to Deltaville,Va. He was preceded in death by his wife Roberta (Bertie) Hall Donahoe of Deltaville. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive visitors Saturday, August 20th from 1- 4pm at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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Deborah Ann “Debbie” Inge

Obit Photo - Inge, Deborah Ann246Deborah Ann “Debbie” Sirbaugh Inge, 66, born in Winchester, VA and a nineteen year resident of Hardyville, passed away peacefully during the night of August 9, 2016 following a brief illness. She is survived by her husband Gary; brother, Steve Sirbaugh of Colonial Heights; son, Keith Lerch of California; daughter, Kimberly Lerch-Schrimpf of Oregon and stepson, Gary Inge, Jr. of Texas. Debbie was active in numerous civic activities in Middlesex County and was a dedicated member of the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Services will be private. An animal lover at heart, Debbie had expressed that memorial contributions be made to Friends for Life, P.O. Box 428, Saluda, VA 23149. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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John M. Emory

John M. Emory, age 72, of Hartfield, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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George Thomas Green

George Thomas Green of Gwynn’s Island entered eternity on July 18, 2016. Tom was predeceased by his wife Lillian Hicks Green, 1 sister (Alma) and 5 brothers. (Clyde, Robert, Jim, John, and Joe. He is survived by his wife Betty Ann Green of Gwynn’s Island. He is also survived by his daughter, Vicky Rogers (Ken) and 3 grandchildren, Amanda Hearnsberger (Cory), Matthew Rogers (Chandler) and Laura Rogers, 4 step-children, Brenda Orrell (Tom), Ida Sue Ewell, (Kenny), Ronald Keith Rowe (Nancy), Nancy Carol Hunley (Tom), step grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, John Curtis, Lucas, Hannah, Justin, Leslie, April, Amanda and step great grandchildren Abigail, Vivie, Zoe, Kayla and Maliya. Tom was born and raised in Remlik, Virginia, spending his life working on the Rappahannock River that he loved. Later in life, he moved to Williamsburg, Kilmarnock and Gwynn’s Island where he made many friends. His greatest love was knowing that his eternity was secured in Heaven because of the blood of Jesus. Regardless of where he was living, the first thing he did was to find a church that loved Jesus and would love him. He was blessed to have had many loving church families. If you never had the opportunity to hear Tom pray, you missed a life blessing; Tom did not pray to God, he talked to Him in intimate conversation. So many friends and family have been caring and supportive during Tom’s illness, for which the family is very grateful. We especially want to thank his wife, Betty Ann for the loving care, peace and comfort she gave him during this time. She has traveled many miles and has spent many hours sitting in a hospital room or nursing home. As his mind began to forget things, even her at times, she never forgot him. Her devotion to him, and being there for and with him, has meant so very much to the family. Per his wishes, a memorial service will be held at Remlik Wesleyan Church in Remlik, Virginia on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 AM. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Interment in the church cemetery will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made to your local church. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Lorraine Hurtt Rainier

Photo - Rainier, Lorraine Hurtt242Lorraine Hurtt Rainier, age 86, of Topping, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016. She was the widow of James Monroe Rainier and was also predeceased by a son, Robert Lee Rainier. Lorraine was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping. Survived by her children, Lisa R. Chandler (Mark), James W. Rainier (Terry), A. Wayne Rainier (Liz), David M. Rainier, Warren G. Rainier (Diane), seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Elsie S. McLaughlin, Laura Mae Willis, Betty Jean Kennard, Barbara S. Sadler and Delores S. Wright a brother, John Albert Sibley. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 18th in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Poroporone Baptist Church Cemetery, Shacklefords. The family will receive friends 6 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Lewis Bernard Smith

Lewis Bernard Smith passed away at 10 minutes past midnight on July 6th, 2016 at Courtyards at Berne Village in New Bern, NC from natural causes; he was 88 years old.  Lewis was born in Reaves Township, Mullins, SC on July 19, 1927.  He was the second son of Bertha Lewis and James Whiteford Smith.  Lewis grew up on a tobacco farm outside of Mullins, SC with his parents and his late brother James Allen Smith.  When he wasn’t worming tobacco by hand or seeding cotton, he and his brother would throw a sweet potato back and forth as times were too tight for a football during the Great Depression.  Lewis graduated from Clemson Agricultural College, now Clemson University, earning a degree in Agronomy (soil science). He completed his studies at Clemson in 1949. Before moving to Virginia and joining the Virginia Tech extension service, Lewis taught high school.  After moving to Virginia, Lewis met and married his late wife Elizabeth Weber Pancake.  Lewis and Elizabeth lived in Charlottesville, VA and had three children: Elizabeth Campbell Ezzat now living in Cairo, Egypt, Robert Whiteford Smith, now residing in New Bern, NC, and Abigail Hutchinson Smith from Roanoke, VA.  Three grandchildren Tamir Ezzat, Heithem Ezzat and Laura Ezzat also survive Lewis as well as one great grandson Tarek Ezzat.  Three sisters-in-law also survive Lewis: Martha Cordray, Emily Pancake, and Nelwyn Smith. While living in Charlottesville, VA, Lewis attended the University of Virginia earning a Master’s degree in Education. Lewis was always involved and very supportive of the Methodist Church wherever he lived.  He attended Sunday school and church services faithfully.  Lewis chaired board meetings and acted as usher.  Lewis was also involved with the Ruritan Club.  Lewis taught classes at St. Leo College after his retirement from the extension service. Lewis served in the Army Reserves as part of the military police.  He retired as a Major and enjoyed going to the commissary. A memorial service will be held at the Bethel Memorial Cemetery at 2947 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, Virginia on July 16, 2016 at 12 o’clock noon.  Donations, if desired, may be made to the Urbanna United Methodist Church.  A special thank you to the management and staff at Courtyards at Berne Village in New Bern for the excellent care provided to Lewis while he was there. Arrangements made by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Phyllis Rowe Simonton

Phyllis Rowe Simonton, 87, of Urbanna, passed away at home on Monday, July 4, 2016. She was the widow of Guy Philip Simonton and the daughter of the late Percy Mintree Rowe and Ophelia Robins Rowe. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eloise Rowe Ford and brother Kenneth C. Rowe. She is survived by her daughter, Joanie Simonton Ward and husband Pete; grandson, Ron Ward; granddaughter Shannon Ward Kerr and husband Jeff; and great-granddaughters Carson and Mallory Kerr. Also left to cherish her memory are her devoted sister, Clara Rowe Childress and sister-in-law, Jeannine Davis Rowe. Phyllis was an honorary member of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary. She will be remembered by family and friends for her gentle soul and infectious laughter. The family is forever grateful for the care and support shown to Phyllis by the staff of Riverside Hospice, especially Nurse Christy and Chaplain Margaret. Also, a special thank you to Mary Whiting and Ann Lockley for making her last days more comfortable. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Urbanna, VA 23175.

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Joan Price Ison

Photo - Ison, JoanIn Loving Memory of our Beautiful Mother, Joan Price Ison, who went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2016. She was 79 years old and full of life. She is survived by her husband, Lowell Kelly Ison, and 7 children, John, Steve and Debbie Price, Kim Price Burch, Jamie Broadwater, and Ashley and Kelly Ison. She had 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandkids. She has one living sibling, Delores Helms.  She loved the river and enjoyed many great times in Deltaville and Urbanna. She will be so missed. She was the best mother ever and loved her children unconditionally. She was our best friend. Family members will receive friends at Joan’s Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 10, at 1 p.m. at 157 Sturgeon Point Loop, Deltaville, VA 23043. Flowers may be sent there, and cards to P.O. Box 364, Deltaville, VA 23043.  We draw comfort in knowing that you will forever be “Our Guardian Angel”!

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