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Evelyn Quillin Ryland, 95, Urbanna resident of 74 years and native of Southwest Virginia, died peacefully at home Sunday, August 30, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, J. William (Bill) Ryland.  She was the daughter of Hubert A. Quillin and Rose Slemp Johnson Quillin and the sister of the late Howard Quillin, all of Kingsport, TN.  Former Sunday school teacher, postmaster, small business owner, author, and area historian, Evelyn contributed greatly to her church and community. She and her husband Bill served in countless church and civic roles and always welcomed friends and visitors into their Urbanna Creek home on “the hill.”  Evelyn authored and co-authored Historic Buildings in Middlesex County Virginia 1650-1875; Urbanna- A Port Town in Virginia 1680-1980; and History of Urbanna Baptist Church 1888-2003 A Little Church with a Large Ministry. She owned Miss Bettie’s Antiques.  She loved arranging flowers for special days in the lives of friends.  She is survived by: two sons, Walter H. Ryland and his wife Madelaine Aerni Ryland of Richmond and John William Ryland III and his wife Claudia Robins Ryland of Williamsburg; four grandchildren: Mark Ryland and his wife Corbin Brierre Ryland of Richmond; Caroline Ryland of Virginia Beach; Ashley Ryland Willis and her husband John Willis of Williamsburg; and John Page Ryland and his wife Betsy Ryland of Richmond; eight great grandchildren; Cooper Ryland of Richmond, Alexis Covington of Caroline County; Ryland, Ben, and Reed Willis of Williamsburg; and Page, Cole, and Audrey Ryland of Richmond.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Thursday, September 3rd, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.  Funeral services will be held 11a.m., Friday, September 4 at Urbanna Baptist Church with reception following at the church. Interment at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery in Church View will be at 2p.m.  Memorial gifts may be made to Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, VA 23175.

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Mary Elizabeth Wade

Photo - Wade, Mary ElizabethMary Elizabeth Wade (“Mac”), beloved resident of Deltaville, VA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, at the age of 88. Mrs. Wade was born Mary Elizabeth McNally in Prince Edward County in 1926, the eldest of 10 children. Working in Richmond as a young woman, she met and married Willie J. Wade, Jr. They managed several restaurants in Richmond while raising their three children. After moving the family to Deltaville in 1972, she owned and operated Taylor’s Restaurant for 30 years. Mrs. Wade was a kind, generous, and hard-working lady, who touched many lives with her grace, humor, and spirit. She was recognized as a Grand Marshall in the Deltaville Heritage Day parade in 2007 for her lifetime of dedicated service to the community. She was devoted to her large family, loved her work, and lived her life with energy and integrity. Mrs. Wade is survived by her siblings, Ann Tucker, Joan Harding, Paul McNally, Ruby Bell, Violet Barlow, and Ethel (Topsy) Sutton; her children, Ray Wade (Terry), Trisha Butler (Jr.), Kevin Wade (Susan) and step-son Elton J. Wade; her grandchildren, Ray Wade, Jr., Stacy Wade, Amanda Johnson, Kelly Lipford, Rennie Johnson, and Alex Wade; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Willie J. Wade, Jr., and siblings Johnny McNally, Robert McNally, and Shirley Drganc. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 20th at 3 pm at Zoar Baptist Church in Deltaville, with reception to follow. Burial will be held at Washington Memorial Park in Sandston, on Friday, August 21st at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Zoar Baptist Building Fund, P.O. Box 1010, Deltaville, VA 23043 and the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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James Bruce Cavin

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James Bruce Cavin, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Urbanna, Virginia, Friday, August 7, 2015.  Jim was born in 1931 in Waukegan, IL to Elmer and Helen Cavin.  He attended the University of Illinois, followed by service in the Navy.  He met Jean Gill at the College of William & Mary, and they were married in Urbanna, VA in 1957.  Jim worked at Remlik Hall Farm with Virgil and Helen Gill before moving with Jean to Richmond, VA where he joined Reynolds Metals Company in 1959.  In 1961, Jim and Jean settled in the Chicago, IL suburb of Northbrook, where they had three children.  Jim and his family returned to Richmond in1968.  In 1971, Jim moved his family to Breckenridge, CO, an authentic mining town in the Rocky Mountains, where he and a business partner started a real estate development company.  Jim, his business partner and many others, were instrumental in helping Breckenridge become one of the nation’s most popular ski destinations.  In later years, Jim and Jean began spending time in Denver, Palm Springs, CA and in Virginia.  In retirement, they regularly spent winters in Palm Springs and summers at Remlik Hall Farm in Virginia. Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Gill Cavin, their three children, Martha (James Muth) of Bozeman, MT, Sarah (Dana Gordon) of Pebble Beach, CA, and Christopher Cavin (Lisa) of Greenwich, CT; his sister, Nancy Sheila Simonian of Chicago, and 5 grandchildren.  Jim was preceded in death by his sister Joy Vessey. The family will receive friends at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda,  Thursday, August 13 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. A funeral will be held at Christ Church on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at the church cemetery at Christchurch, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, P.O. Box 476, Saluda, VA 23149, the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, or a charity of your choice.

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Andrew Edward Mahoney

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Andrew Edward Mahoney, age 94, of Hartfield, died Saturday, August 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Mahoney; his parents, Andrew and Eva Mahoney; brothers, Harvey, Billy and Robert Mahoney; his sisters, Margaret Snow and Ann Mahoney.  He is survived by his sons,  Leonard and Phyllis and Stephen and Regina Mahoney; his daughter Linda and Chip Barnhouse; his sister, Gladys McDonald; his brother Don and Paula Mahoney; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and special friend, Carole McPherson.  A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Church of the Visitation, Topping, VA.  Interment church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday August 12th at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Church of the Visitation Building Fund, P.O. 38, Topping, Va., 23169 or a charity of your choice.

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Joyce Ann Downs

Photo - Downs, Joyce113Joyce Ann Downs, age 72, of Hartfield passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Gloucester. She was predeceased by her sisters, Erlene Ballard, Nancy Lowey and Linda Lilley  Survived by her husband, Daniel A. Downs; sons, Christopher Downs (Carrie) of Centerville, Md., Douglas Downs (Lennea) of Laurel, Md. and Andrew Downs also of Laurel, Md. Grandchildren, Ashley (Daniel), Cody, Drew and Conner; great granddaughter, Sloane, and twenty-three nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8th at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 7840 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Kathryn Ware Daniel

Photo - Daniel Kathryn112Kathryn Ware Daniel, age 78 of Jamaica went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Kitty Page fought a long hard battle with cancer for six years but her faith never waivered. She was the widow of her soul mate Roland P. Daniel and was a life member of Glebe Landing Baptist Church, Laneview. Kitty Page was a very active Sunday School teacher, and led the G.A. Group as well as serving on the fellowship committee. Kitty Page never met a stranger, she would open her home and serve bountiful feasts to all family and guests. Survived by her children, Harvey Lee Daniel (Cheryl), Michael Wayne Daniel (Joyce), nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Ellington and Thelma Clarke; a brother, Lloyd Dean Ware and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Cheryl and Joyce for their special and loving care during Kitty’s illness. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Jamaica. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Glebe Landing Baptist Church, Laneview, VA 22504

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Eileen Margaret Stilwagen

Eileen Margaret Stilwagen (nee Faughnan) passed away after many courageous battles with cancer. She is now reunited with her husband, Rick and her parents, Jerry and Evelyn Faughnan. She leaves to carry on the legacy she and Rick began in 1969, her son, Rick and his wife, Carmen, of Holbrook, NY, and their 3 children, Mathew, Samantha and Christian. Also, her daughter, Beth and her husband, Mark, of Mechanicsville, and their 4 children, Kiera, Chase, Catherine and Cassie. Also, her sister Patricia and her husband John. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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Ann Moody Gabbert

Obit Photo - Gabbert, AnnAnn Moody Gabbert, 84, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 after a short illness. She had been a resident of Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda, Va. since January, 2014 She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Francis Gabbert, her parents, George H. and Blannie C Moody, and 2 brothers, T. Clark Moody (Shirley) and James N. Moody. She is survived by one brother, John S. Moody (Kay), one sister–in-law, Shirley Ann Moody, and several nieces and nephews. Ann graduated from Longwood College with a degree in education and was a teacher in the Henrico Co., VA. school system. After marriage, Ann and Neil lived in several states, but finally settled in Remlik, VA. in their retirement. Ann was a member of Urbanna Baptist Church, where she served as church librarian for several years. She enjoyed her cross-stich and jigsaw puzzles and especially looked forward to her annual couple’s trip to Nags Head, NC with close friends. A memorial service will be held at Urbanna Baptist Church on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, VA 23175

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Betty Ann Cohen Pinchefsky

Betty Ann Cohen Pinchefsky, 82, of Locust Hill, passed away Sunday, July 19th, 2015 in Locust Hill, Virginia. She was born March 13, 1933 in Richmond, Virginia, to Jesse and Esther Cohen. She is survived by her husband Herbert Pinchefsky, whom she married on June 15, 1952. Also surviving are her sister Lois (Richard) Bloom; her two daughters, Marci Rochkind of Orlando, Florida and Janis Terpenny (Wally) of Ames, Iowa; her son, Steven Pinchefsky of Arlington; grandchildren, Esther (Jay) Elder, Jesse (Brandi) Rochkind, and Jonathan Terpenny; great grandsons, Nate and Eli Elder and Billy Cole. Betty Ann’s father and mother and one grandson, Jason Terpenny, preceded her in death. Betty Ann was a long time resident of Richmond and for the last 30 plus years lived in Deltaville and Locust Hill where she enjoyed being close to the water, small town life, community friendships, and the library in Deltaville where she volunteered for over 20 years. She loved to read, enjoyed card games and shopping. She also loved her cats, flowers and feeding birds. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 23 at the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 15 C.F. Edwards Lane, Saluda, VA 23149. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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Mattie Robinson Smith

Obit Photo - Smith, Mattie Robinson105Mattie Robinson Smith, 90, of Water View died Sunday, July 12, 2015.  She was the widow of Carter Smith.  A retired beautician, she was an avid bowler, loved dancing, and going to baseball games.  Mattie was also instrumental in getting the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Water View established and was a charter member of the women’s auxiliary.  She was predeceased by a son, Walter E. Smith.  Survived by her children, Mary Noirot (Maurice), Andrew C. “Tom” Smith (Linda); sisters, Alice, Frances, Lena Mae; and a brother, George; grandchildren, Aaron Anderson (Janie), Danny Smith, Beth Cook, Jimmy Smith (Misty), Eric Smith (Stephanie); and eight great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Hermitage Baptist Church, Church View.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 190, or the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 75 both in Church View, VA 23032.  Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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