Ann Moody Gabbert

Ann 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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Margaret Dentler

Obit Photo - Dentler, Margaret106Mrs. Margaret Dentler, 80, of Gloucester, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015 surrounded by many family members. She was born in Beckley, West Virginia, one of six children of Orville and Edith A. (Mays) Phillips on March 26, 1935. She is survived by her children Rhonda Kodad (Darell) of Bellevue, Nebraska; Nancy LaLand (Geoffrey) of Mathews; Ronald Dentler of Gloucester; and Vicki Messick (Rob) of Gloucester; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Stoll of Canton, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald and daughter-in-law Lynn Dentler. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday July 17, 2015 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda with visitation being held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Mathews/Gloucester Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA, 23061 or the American Cancer Association, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A102, Newport News, VA, 23606. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

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John Anthony Wager

John Anthony Wager, 74, of Water View, peacefully passed away June 23, 2015 at his home.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; children, Nancy Wren, Jonelle Boyd (Marty), John Wager, Jr. and Jean Gerhard (Charles); grandchildren, Amy Wren, Jessica Kirby (Justin), Jeri Marshall, Jaime Marshall, Aaron Wren, Lindsey Gerhard, Stephanie Gerhard; great grandchildren, Isaiah Burse, Matthew Hart, Phillip Hart, Kellese Burse, Dorian Walker and Broderick Kirby; mother, Nancy Brunelle and a sister Nancy Cox.  John was preceded in death by his wife Mardelle Wager, father, Thomas Wager, stepfather Raymond Brunelle and a brother Thomas Wager, Jr.  John always remained devoted to his family and retired from the career of his dreams with the FAA as an Aviation Maintenance Inspector.  His love of fishing and the open water led him to become a USCG licensed Captain.  An intimate celebration of John’s life was held on June 26, 2015.  Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Biddie Patricia Runyon Jackson

Jackson, BiddieBiddie Patricia Runyon Jackson, 61, of Chester, Virginia, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 30, 1953 in Logan, West Virginia.  A loving wife and mother, her faith, kindness, love, and compassion has left an overwhelming and everlasting mark on this world.  She dedicated her life to serving the lord and her family.  She is preceded in death by her father, Don Runyon, and mother, Aloma McCoy Runyon.  She is survived by her husband of 42 years, George W. Jackson; son, John E. Jackson, his wife DeAnn, and their three children; Berkley, Faith, and Bryce, of Chester, VA, daughter, Aloma J. Holsten, her husband Brent, and their three children; Jackson, Addison, and Declan, of Henrico, VA, and Virginia D.J. Fink, her husband Jimmy, and their three children; Shelby, Koty, and Hope of Chesterfield, VA; four brothers, Don Runyon (Cindy) of Chester, VA, Ronald Runyon (Toney) of Delbarton, WV, David Runyon (Barbara) of Lake, WV, and Vernal Runyon (Kim) of Chapmanville, WV, and one sister, Tammy Elizabeth Hodge (Howard) of Delbarton WV, 18 nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June, 29th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Va. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 30th, starting at 1 p.m. at Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Deltaville, VA.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund www.ocrf.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which was a cause dear to her heart that she donated to every month www.stjude.org

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Robert E. “Bobby” Darnell

Robert E. “Bobby” Darnell, age 69, of Topping died Monday, June 22, 2015. He retired from the Chesapeake Corporation with forty-three years of service and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Survived by his wife of fifty years, Christine “Teeny” Darnell; a son, Jay Darnell (Angie); a brother, Wilbert “Woodles” Darnell; a grandson, Robert Aaron Darnell; a granddaughter, Melinda Sue Darnell and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 25th in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043 or Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 205, Hartfield, VA 23071.

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Don Raymond Boughton

Don Raymond Boughton, age 73, of Saluda died Thursday, June 18, 2015. He was the owner and operator of Middlesex Stock Shop and Taxidermy for many years. He was also a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Saluda Baptist Church. Survived by his brothers. William E. Boughton (Janine), Percy T. Boughton, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Alverta R. McCall

Alverta R. McCall, age 93, widow of Thomas McCall, died on Friday, June 12, 2015.  She was a native of Foxtown, PA., and later moved to Virginia to live with her son Larry J. McCall and his wife, Pat.  She is also survived by her daughter, Karen Schollaert and her husband, Jack; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 14th, from 4-6p.m. at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.  Funeral services and interment will be held at a later date in Belle Vernon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to River View Baptist Church, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA., 15067.

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Laura C. Colley

Laura C. Colley, age 92, of Topping died Tuesday, June 2, 2015. She was the widow of Irvin H. Colley and J. Petty Colley and was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary B. Blake. Survived by a grandson, Kevin C. Blake and a brother, Horace Courtney (Mary). A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, Church View. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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