Hazel Greenwood Stover

STOVER, Hazel Greenwood 86 of Church View, Va., passed away on November 6 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Stover. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Baughan (Edward) and Lynn Bell (Mitch); four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Hazel was a long time active member of Hermitage Baptist Church. Outside of church Hazel was an avid gardener and knew the ends and outs of any and all plants. Anyone who visited her home was taken on a tour of her beautiful yard and you couldn’t miss seeing the hummingbirds that flocked to her yard. She also had a love and talent for crocheting and sewing. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12, November 10, at Hermitage Baptist Church, 94 Wares Bridge Rd, Church View, Va 23032, where a funeral service will be held at 12noon. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

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James Monroe Hall

James Monroe Hall, age 93 of Glenns, went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2017. Monroe served in the Army in WWII. He retired from Chesapeake Corporation in 1986. Monroe was a member of First Assembly of God Church at Shacklefords. He was a devoted Christian man that loved his family. He was an avid vegetable gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin C. Hall and Mattie Goode Hall; his sisters, Ida Bell Hall and Maggie Haynes. Monroe is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mildred M. Hall; sons, Donald Hall (Peggy), David Hall (Ann), and Jimmy Hall (Beverly); daughter, Betty H. Lowney (Wayne); 6 grandchildren, Judy South, Michael Lowney, Troy Hall, Stacey Hall, Donald Lee Hall, Jamie Hall; 9 great grandchildren, Jordan South, Cameron South, Devin Lowney, Trey Hall, Jackie Hall, Logan Hall, Sarah Hall, Alyssa Hall, Gracie Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2pm, Thursday, November 2. Burial will follow at New Hope United Methodist Church at 2466 Lewis B. Puller Memorial Hwy., Saluda.

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Richard Clayton Brown “Dick”

Richard Clayton Brown “Dick”, 83, passed away Thursday 26 October 2017. He was a resident of Hardyville, VA born 25 March 1934 in Derby, Vermont second son of the late Horace Stuart and Charlena Etta (Brooks) Brown.  He attended school in Barton Academy and upon earning a BS at the University or Vermont (UVM) started work at the Social Security Administration to be drafted into the U.S. Army three week later in 1956.  Later he returned to the SSA to become a computer analyst, manager, etc., retiring after 33 years of service. His interests were many: the love of animals; horticulture; volunteering at Junction, Inc. (Drug & Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program) in Westminster, MD in the seventies which included taking a young man into our home for rehab; Hands Across Middlesex and the Lions later in life.  Originally from New England, he was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan who had a passion for Genealogy of which he dedicated decades toward research.  He was a true family man with the utmost integrity and honesty.  He was our “Rock”, who loved his family and extended families in Florida, Montana, Vermont and Washington and would help anyone in need. He was predeceased in death by younger brother Philip Arnold Brown of Glover, VT.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cecile Ann (Montminy) Brown; daughter Beth Ellen Brown of Hayes, VA; son Craig Richard Brown of Buford, GA with wife Jennifer Susan (Bell) Brown and grandchildren Emma Sharlene Brown and Ethan Philip Brown; elder Brother Horace Stuart Brown Jr.; sisters, Janet Elfrieda (Brown) Hagerlin and Sara Dawn (Brown) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday in Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel located in Saluda, VA.  The family can receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043 and Wounded Warrior Project charity of which Mr. Brown contributed. https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.  “It’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.”

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Phillip “Warren” Deagle

Phillip “Warren” Deagle, age 61, passed away at his home in Deltaville, VA on Saturday, October 7th.  A lifelong resident of Deltaville, Warren was born August 20th 1956, to Theodore “Bug” and Olga (Bristow) Deagle. Warren was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. He will forever be missed and cherished in the hearts of all who knew him.  Warren was greeted in heaven by his mother & father, mother and father in law: Elizabeth & Russell Callis. Aunts Iva Ward, Edna Shackelford, Uncle Halley Bristow, Lee Deagle & all loving family members who have passed before him.  Warren is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Jane, son Eric & his wife Angelina, two grandchildren Victoria & Zacharias, brother Walter & wife Connie; step sister Jeannine Rowe, brother and sister in law Charlotte & Kelly Slaughter. His nieces and nephews: Becky & Joey Revere & daughters Kelly & Halley, Preston & Kaye Slaughter & daughter Ashley, Pamela & Dennis Brandenburg, Ellen & Travis Hall, Taylor & Shauna Deagle & son Ted, Mathew Deagle, and all family members and friends who had the privilege to have known him. A memorial service will be held at Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville on Saturday, October 14th at 11am with a reception following the service in the church reception hall.  In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Warren’s memory to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda, VA.

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James “Jim” Marcus Kennon

Kennon, James “Jim” Marcus, age 75, of Topping, Virginia passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus and Dorothy Hall Kennon, his brothers, John and Harry Kennon, and his nephew, Michael A. Kennon.  He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of almost 40 years, Betty K. Cross Kennon. His sisters, Betty K. Fiorillo and Dorothy K Layne.  His nephews, Tony Fiorillo and Tom Layne.  His nieces Cindy Ellis, Robin Layne, Theresa Klabunde and Tammy Cochran and numerous great nieces and nephews. Jim was a member of the last graduating class of Henry Clay High School in 1959.  He joined the Navy after high school serving as a corpsman at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.  After the service, he went to work for Abbott and Proctor, followed by being employed by The Home Shops.  When they closed, he was the manager of the Ashland Store.  He then opened Jim’s Paint and Wallpaper in the Henry Clay Shopping Center.  After valve replacement surgery, Jim went to work for the Town of Ashland Police Department as a communications officer from which he retired. Moving from Hanover County to Middlesex in 1999 was his dream.  To have the boat on a lift in the back yard, to be able to fish off the pier or from the boat, to work crab pots, and eat oysters was his life.  Jim had a great sense of humor, he never knew or met a stranger and, he loved to tease people. He loved to travel roads he did not know, and had the best sense of direction.  He would go one way to a destination, but never returned home that same way.  Jim was a diehard Red Skins fan, a Washington Nationals Fan and loved to watch golf, college football and basketball games and NASCAR on TV.  He loved to play hearts, spades and solitaries on his computer.  Jim was a member and Deacon at Harmony Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Homebound Team, on the Personnel Team, the Audio Team as well as Treasurer of the Josh Sadler Sunday School Class.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Shivers and the staff at Heron Cove 1 as well as Hospice for their acts of kindness during his illnesses. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, located at 7722 General Puller Highway, Topping, Va. at 2pm.  A Reception prepared by the Funeral Hospitality Team of Harmony Grove will follow the service.  Donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of Harmony Grove Baptist Church at P. O. Box 138, Topping Va. 23169. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda Va.

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Lucille Bass Holsclaw

Lucille Bass Holsclaw, age 95, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. She was born in Iredell County, North Carolina. She grew up in Martinsville, Virginia, and was the widow of G. Marshall Holsclaw. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia H. Bateman and one grandson, Jay Bateman. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Rocky Mount, Virginia, which was her home.

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Dale W. Laird

Dale W. Laird, 81, of Hardyville a retired crane operator for W.M. Jordan, Inc. passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annette Laird; children, Kimberly Davis (Jeffrey Hargett), Stuart Laird; sisters, Lorraine Hansen and Augustine Gibbs; a brother, Norman Laird; granddaughters, Jennifer and Mollie; step granddaughter, Emory; nieces, Beverly and Paulette; a nephew, Jason. Dale was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jaren Davis. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Faulkner Funeral Home, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Philippi Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Deltaville.

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James H. Ashby, Jr.

James H. Ashby, Jr., 86, of Deltaville, a retired insurance broker passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the home of Jackie Hewitt, his loving companion for eighteen years.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of Donovan Masonic Lodge #75 A.F & A.M., Deltaville where he received his fifty year pin in 2016.  Survived by his children, Georgann Ashby Wood (Terry), Christine Ashby Abbott (Willard Bristow, III), James H. “Tripp” Ashby, III (Francesca); a sister, Eleanor Virginia Taylor; grandchildren, Ashley Spoor (Adam), Kristin Wood, Casey Abbott, Mathew Ferdun-Wood (Tyler), James Abbott, Angel Abbott and Victoria Bennett.  He was also predeceased by a brother, Charles Byron “Ikey” Ashby.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday in Faulkner Funeral Home, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.  Entombment with masonic rites will follow at Windsor Gardens Cemetery & Mausoleum, Dutton.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Frederick Spencer “Fred” Crittenden

Frederick Spencer Crittenden “Fred” passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He graduated from Syringa High School and attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland. He played minor league baseball with the Orlando Senators and was drafted into the United States Airforce. In 1953, Fred began full time operation in partnership with his father as T. H. Crittenden & Son, Riverdale Farm raising hogs, cattle, vegetables and grain. He started a Purebred Duroc Swine herd and developed a livestock export company named Virginia Purebred Livestock International. He was very instrumental in organizing and promoting the swine industry in Virginia and around the world. Fred was also instrumental in starting the Farm Bureau in Middlesex County. He was a member of the Virginia Purebred Swine Breeders Association, the Donovan Masonic Lodge, Deltaville and served on the Virginia State Fair Board of Directors for over 25 years. Fred was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Deltaville Civic Association, served on the Middlesex County School Board for 9 years, the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors for 32 years, the Middlesex County Social Services Board, Airport Committee and served as liaison to the School Board. He was a player, coach, manager of the Deltaville “Deltas” Baseball Team which he was affiliated with for 70 years.   He always had an interest in the youth of the county and was involved in starting the Middlesex Baseball League for boys, serving as its first President. Fred was a member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Hardyville, serving in various capacities on multiple boards. He received awards from the Block & Bridle Hall of Fame, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Randolph Macon College, Agri-Business Council Exporter of the Year, Export Import Club Trader of the Year and Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Farm Award and was inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas H. and Wade V. Crittenden, his son, Frederick Spencer Crittenden, Jr. and a sister, Anna C. Sanders. Fred is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Diggs Crittenden; three children, Susan Valencia(Jose), Thomas S. Crittenden(Jennifer), Gerald Crittenden(Martha); eight grandchildren, Jay and Ashley Moore, Joseph Valencia, Vaughan and Allison Crittenden, Alexander, Spencer and McDonald Crittenden; two great-grandchildren, Errett & Andi; sister, Helen Culbertson; brother, Thomas E. Crittenden. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 in Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deltaville Ballpark, P O Box 211, Deltaville, VA 23043 or Clarksbury United Methodist Church, P O Box 10, Hardyville, VA 23070.

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John Wayne Cunningham

John Wayne Cunningham, 75, of Topping, Virginia, passed away at home the evening of September 22, 2017, of dementia, surrounded by his loving family and friends. John was born in Washington, D.C. on March 22, 1942 to William T. and Lucy Wilkins Cunningham. John is survived by his beloved wife and devoted companion of over 30 years, Sonja F. Cunningham. He is also survived by his cherished children, daughter Tina Cunningham, and son William T. Cunningham, both of Springfield, Virginia, from his first marriage; two adored grandsons, Ryan and Kevin Mahoney; and his brother, William D. Cunningham. His sister Diane Bennett predeceased him. John also had numerous family members, neighbors, and friends who will greatly miss his keen sense of humor and generous spirit. Also, and importantly, he leaves behind his faithful, 4-legged friends, Mimi, Bella, and Steward. John was raised in Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from G.W. High School where he played four years of varsity football and was awarded the Dinky Scott Trophy. Following graduation, he served as a private in the United States Army for six years and in the National Guard, where he was stationed at the National Armory. In April 1963 John proudly joined the United States Park Police, Washington, D.C. He was based out of Fort Hunt Park stables, where he worked on the horse-mounted unit with his Morgan horse, Easy Street. One of his first assignments was protecting dignitaries at the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have A Dream” rally on the National Mall. Many Alexandrians can recall what a distinguished and gentle person he was as he carried out his police duties along the George Washington Parkway and in the Park. John retired from the Force in April 1983. John also worked as a salesman at Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota. After retirement he held positions with M.E. Flow and Customs Transmissions, both in Alexandria. Retiring to Topping in 1998, he enjoyed fishing, watching The Young & the Restless, crab-eating, and drinking Coors Xtra Gold. Many times John stated that he wanted to leave the world having made it a better place. That wish was fulfilled whether it was through his quiet compassion for rescuing animals, his unquestioning assistance to friends and family, or countless acts of kindness. Per John’s request, there will be no memorial or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to your local SPCA.


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