Becky Bray Hicks

Becky Bray Hicks was suddenly taken from this life on the morning of March 5, 2018. Born on June 20, 1978, a native of Middlesex County, she spent her entire career as a cosmetologist in the Bluefield, Princeton area of West Virginia. In 2015 she married the love of her life, John Stacy Hicks, and moved to Christiansburg. Becky demonstrated her faith daily by showing her love and concern for others in her professional career, in her friendships, and especially with her family. She is survived by her husband Stacy, her parents Alva and Jerry Bray, sister, Amy Short (Matt), brother, Mason Bray (Nichole). Becky’s impact on our lives will be with us throughout eternity. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday in Faulkner Funeral Home, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. Interment will be in Remlik Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Remlik. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Humane Society of Montgomery County, 1183 Flanagan Drive, Christianburg, VA 24073.

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Terri Lynn St. John

Terri Lynn St. John, 23, of Wake, passed away, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Survived by her children, Winter Lynn Moody and Roland James Moody; her parents, Terry St. John and Ronda St. John; brothers, Samuel St. John and James Davis; a sister, Maggie St. John and her paternal grandparents, Melvin and Betty St. John. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Lt. Colonel Charles Leon Burch (US Air Force, Ret.)

Deltaville, VA – Lt. Colonel Charles Leon Burch (US Air Force, Ret.), age 86, passed away at home Thursday, March 1, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Lt. Col. Burch is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nancy Swisher Burch, his children, Marc Burch (Samar), Shella Cherry (Dwayne), David Whitehurst (Patty), and Wendy Price. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Maddox and Mila Cherry and step-grandchildren, Scott Heatwole, Jackie Nealon (Cory), Phillip and Aaron Whitehurst, and special family friends, Jack and David Bayard. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Pauline Burch, his wives, Dorothy W. Ann Burch and Linda R. Burch, and his son, James Burch. Born in Oswego, KS November 1, 1931, Lt. Col. Burch graduated from the University of Kansas (“Rock Chalk Jayhawk”) with a degree in Journalism and a commission in the USAF as a 2d Lt. Lt. Col. Burch entered active duty in May 1954 and retired on May 31, 1978 as a Lt. Col. During active service he served in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. He served at the Strategic Air Command Headquarters and USAF Security Services Headquarters. He also served as an intelligence officer at the National Security Agency. Following his retirement, Lt. Col. Burch served as a veterans’ claims agent for the State of Virginia. He retired from this position after serving for 17 years. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 368 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 176. After living in Newport News, Va. for over 30 years, the family moved to Deltaville, Va. A service will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Zoar Baptist Church, Deltaville, Va., by Dr. John Snow. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am prior to the service and a reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 809 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA. The family wishes expressions of sympathy to take form of contributions to Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 (www.operationsmile.org), in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are by Bristow Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Va.

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Edith Leurenna Johnson Faulkner

Edith Leurenna Johnson Faulkner, 95, of Deltaville, VA passed away February 28, 2018. Edith was born December 23, 1922 to the late James Albert Johnson and Naomi Harrow Johnson. She was married to Robert H. Faulkner for 69 years until he passed in 2012. She is survived by her children; Robert A. Faulkner and his wife, Diane, Robin Faulkner Schmitt and her husband, Tom; a sister, Mary Ruth Selby; and a dear friend and cousin, Barbara Thompson. She has 4 grandchildren: Amy Faulkner-Hart (Jonathan), Mark Faulkner (Lauren), Brittany Hawn and Lance Hawn-Schmitt; 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Oran Johnson. Edith loved fiercely. She loved her church, back-yard bird watching, singing in the choir, arranging flowers and her community, but most of all, she loved her family. She was a devoted wife, a proud mother, a dutiful daughter and a doting nana. She was stubborn but kind, demanding but generous and her family and friends loved and respected her for all of it. She will be missed immensely by all of those who knew her. Funeral services will be held at Zoar Baptist Church in Deltaville on Sunday, March 4th at 2 pm. Visitation will precede the service at the church at 1 pm. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Friends and family are invited to stay afterwards for a small reception in the church Fellowship Hall. Donations in memory of Edith can be made to Zoar Baptist Church, PO Box 1010, Deltaville, VA 23043; Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 23, Hardyville, VA 23070 or Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 440, Deltaville, VA 23043. Our very special thanks to the staff at Gloucester House for their love and devotion to our beloved Edith and to Pastor John Snow of Zoar Baptist Church for his love, prayers, visits and friendship. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

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Robert Franklin Snow, III

It is with much sadness that the family of Robert Franklin Snow, III announces his passing on February 28, 2018, after a three year battle with ALS. Robert was born April 17, 1945 to Robert (Bob) F. Snow, Jr. and Kathleen Moore Snow. Robert’s grandfather was the Mayor of Phoebus and owned the Snows Bicycle Shop also located in Phoebus. Mayor Snow was a volunteer firefighter for the Phoebus Fire Station, henceforth began the next two generations of firefighters. Robert was raised within a few feet of the Phoebus Fire Department and he became a volunteer at age 16. After a brief time working at the shipyard he obtained a firefighter position at York County Fire Department where he worked until 1974. He left York County to take a firefighter position at Fort Eustis where he remained until he retired in 1995. Robert is pre-deceased by his father and mother, Bob and Kathleen Snow. He leaves behind his loving wife, Kay after 42 years of marriage. He is also survived by his endeared son, Bobby, and his fiancée Tina Keefe, two grandsons, Zachary and Joshua Snow and Katie Keefe. He also leaves behind his beloved and dearest sister, Sylvia Snow and special friend Gail Parker. Robert enjoyed life and loved to make people laugh. After retirement he enjoyed yard work and woodworking. He became quite the craftsman. He made wooden toys, clocks, baby high chairs and beautiful furniture. He always said “Measure twice and cut once.” and “He who has the most wood clamps wins.” Robert left his impression on all of us and he will be sorely missed. Robert and the family would like to thank our dear friends at Riverside Walter Reed Hospice for their love, laughter, special care and prayers during the last year of his life. He always said that the one good thing he got out of having ALS was the fact that he was blessed to meet all of the great people at Hospice. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Gina and Pam who have been with us throughout this journey for the last year. Arrangements are being handled by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda, VA. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 100 Villa Dr., Poquoson, VA from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hartfield Fire Department, PO Box 205 Hartfield, VA 23071 or any charitable organization that is special to you.

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Dora Alice Butler Haigler

Dora Alice Butler Haigler, age 85, of Wake, Va. went to be with the Lord on February 25, 2018. Dora was a life-long resident of Middlesex County who loved the Lord, her family, and animals. She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Edna Butler, her husband Paul Haigler, and a great granddaughter Anabella Rae Bryan. Survivors include a son Joe Haigler (Diane), daughters Doreen Pass (Eric) and Paula Chandler (Bubba), 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A Service to celebrate Dora’s life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, 15 C.F. Edwards Lane, Saluda, Va. 23149. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home prior to the Service beginning at 1pm. Burial will follow in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Topping, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation at P.O. Box 3202, St. Charles, IL 60174 in Mrs. Haigler’s name, in memory of her great granddaughter, Anabella Rae Bryan.

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Walter N. Creekmore, III

Walter N. Creekmore, III, 66, of Saluda passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. He was a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church and the widower of Jan Howell Creekmore. Walt retired from the Virginia State Police as a trooper in 2006 and then continued his law enforcement career as a U.S. Marshall where he retired in 2016. Survived by his children, Christen C. Phillips (Chris), Walter N. Creekmore, IV (Amy); his grandchildren, Spencer, Mason and Walter, V. Walt was also survived by his brother, Rufus C. Creekmore (Tina). The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. A memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 425, Saluda, VA 23149.

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Thomas Llewellyn “Llew” Samuel

Thomas Llewellyn “Llew” Samuel, Sr., 84, of Saluda, Virginia passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Llew was born in Richmond, Virginia, to William McKinley Samuel and Annie Llewellyn Samuel. He served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy on the USS Charles S. Sperry. Llew graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, class of 1962, and was a member of the Virginia Bar for more than fifty years. Most of his legal career was spent with the B & O and subsequently CSX Railroads, and he retired from CSX as vice-president of law. Llew and his wife, Lurlene, made Middlesex County their home after his retirement from practicing law in 2001. Llew embraced the community through volunteer involvement in leadership roles in a number of local service organizations including the Middlesex County Museum, the Middlesex County Public Library, the Middlesex County Rotary Club and Christ Church. He was also active in assisting with continuing education opportunities with Rappahannock Community College. Llew was devoted to his family and is mourned by his wife of almost 63 years, Lurlene; his three children, daughter Lynn (Allen Whetzel) Samuel, daughter Virginia (Daniel) Schabacker, and son, Thomas L. Samuel, Jr.; and grandchildren, Sydney and Madison Schabacker, and Julia and Alexander Samuel. The funeral was held at Christ Church Parish Episcopal, Saluda, Va on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Memorial donations may be made to the Christ Church Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 476, Saluda, VA 23149. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

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John D. (Jack) Miller, Jr.

John D. (Jack) Miller, Jr. 68, passed away Monday, Feb. 19 after a long battle with cancer. Jack was a life long resident of Middlesex County and was proud that his lineage went back to the late 1600’s. He was a 1967 graduate of Middlesex High School and attended Rappahannock Community College and Averett University. He served four years with the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and Donovan Lodge #75. He medically retired in 2000 from St. Laurent Paper Co. Jack served on the Middlesex County School Board for four years and on the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors for the last 23 years. He was a past president of the Virginia Association of Counties, served as Region 2 Director for many years and served on numerous other committees. Jack was well known across the state for his quick wit and his ability to handle any political situation. He was honest to a fault, well respected by his peers and he never met a stranger. Once you met Jack you never forgot him. He endured failing health, a total artificial heart, a heart transplant and in the last three years an aggressive cancer that ultimately took his life. He fought these battles without complaint and with a positive attitude making each day count. He loved life and more importantly, he loved his family. His children and grandchildren were the joy of his life. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of fifty years, Mary Lou; daughter Connie Miller and her husband Daniel West; daughter Chris Gresham and her husband Scott Gresham; granddaughter Emma Gresham and grandson Matthew Gresham. He is also survived by his uncle Virgil Miller of Deltaville; and his brother-in-law David Lowman of White Stone. A memorial service will be held at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, Va, Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online to the VCU Pauley Heart Center or the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Donations may also be made to the Hartfield Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 205, Hartfield, Va, 23071. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

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Loucille Thompson Jackson

Loucille Thompson Jackson, 94, of Deltaville passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. She was the widow of Curtis L. Jackson and retired secretary of the former Chesapeake Corporation Paper Mill, West Point, Va. Loucille was also a member of Zoar Baptist Church and a member of the former Donna Chapter O.E.S., Deltaville. Survived by her sons; Johnny Jackson (Patricia), Jay Jackson (Barbara); 2 grandchildren, Tammy and Ben (Jessica); and 3 great grandchildren, Ethan, Riley and Scarlett. Funeral services will be held noon Thursday, February 22 in Zoar Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Zoar Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1010, Deltaville, Va 23043. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

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