Robert J. “Joe” Brown, Sr.

Robert J. “Joe” Brown, Sr., 61, of Warsaw passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his residence. He was a building contractor, a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Saluda and the Full Cry Hunt Club. Survived by his wife, Bonnie J. Brown; children, Robert J. Brown, Jr. (Heather) and Meagan Brown (Chris); sisters, Catherine B. Scott (Jerry), Sharon Anthony (Douglas); a brother, William T. Brown (Shari); a grandson, Robby and two step-sons, Frankie Coates (Angela) Brian Coates (Jessie). Joe was predeceased by mother of his children, Brenda C. Brown; a sister, Betty Jean Redemann and a brother, Bernard J. Brown, Sr. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Historic White Marsh Church, Lancaster. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Monday, May 29th at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Eugene Conwell Rainier, Sr.

Eugene Conwell Rainier, Sr., 91, of Hardyville passed away, Saturday, May 20, 2017 and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by his wife Frances Anne Rainier; sons, Eugene Rainier, Jr. (Cindie), Larry, Joseph, Robert and Kenny Rainier and also William Jenkins. Several grand and great grandchildren. Eugene was also predeceased by three daughters and two sons. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cobbs Creek. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Monday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Margaret C. Jackson

Margaret C. Jackson, age 97, of Deltaville, Va went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Margaret was the widow of Wallace H. Jackson. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she lived in Deltaville for many years. Margaret retired from the health care field; was a member of Zoar Baptist Church in Deltaville; a life member of the Eastern Star; and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Survivors include daughters Phyllis Thacker (Gary), Shirley Sann (Bobby), Bonnie Thomas (Dwayne); sons, Robert Jackson (Anita), and Wallace Jackson (Donna); 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Zoar Baptist Church, 17091 General Puller Hwy., Deltaville, Va with interment immediately following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, Va and also at Zoar Baptist Church on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Zoar Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1010, Deltaville, Va, 23043.

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Walter Boyd “Walt” Hurley Jr.

Walter Boyd “Walt” Hurley, Jr., 58, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his home in Urbanna. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth Ellen, of twenty-six years, and his father and mother Walter Boyd Hurley, Sr. and his wife Margaret. He is survived by his two daughters, Rachel Virginia and Sarah Grace; and one son, Walter Boyd III “Trip”; parents Rachel Packett and W.D. Edwards Jr. of Saluda; and a very dear sister Donna Hurley (Dennis) Williams of Saluda; and sisters Susan Fowler of Urbanna and Lisa Foster of Locust Hill; and two brothers-in-law William D. (Jennifer) Edwards III of Warner and James R. (Rebecca) Edwards of Saluda; one niece, Kaitlin; and five nephews, Michael, Marshall, Randy, Andy and Quincy Edwards; five grandnieces, Sadie Vance, Ruth Ellen Christian “Rece,” Anne Roberts, Lacey Paige, and Ava James Edwards; one grandnephew Jacob Edwards; Bitsy Bristow and the late Charles Bristow. He attended Christchurch School, Randolph Macon Military Academy, and graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in History in 1981. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Lambda Sigma Chapter. Growing up in Urbanna, Walt spent his childhood at the family marina, and became proficient in boating at a very young age. His family has deep roots in Urbanna in many different industries, and he was very proud to come home and spend his life giving back to the community from which he came. He served his community as an integral member of the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation, Urbanna Masonic Lodge, and also served on the board of directors for Colonial Virginia Bank. He enjoyed attending various worship services throughout the community. As a member of the Ocean City Light Tackle Club, he enjoyed taking time off to travel with Ruth Ellen and friends. Some of his greatest offshore fishing adventures included Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama, to name a few. When it came to business, he was a visionary in the field of outdoor recreation and campground management. With humble dedication and creativity, he built a thriving business from the ground up. He strove to take advantage of every opportunity, and instilled in his children the same attitude towards life. One of his greatest business accomplishments was having Bethpage Camp-Resort in Urbanna named Mega Park of the Year three times by IAAPA. Other business associations that he was a member of include ARVC and the Virginia Campground Association. He will be remembered for his passion for the preservation and restoration of history, evident through his dedication to Hewick Plantation, love of friends, the river, his dogs, Rudy, Willie, Lilly Belle, and his faithful companion Sam. Although his work endeavors were many, he remained steadfast in his love for and dedication to his family. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Saluda Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: RE Strong, P.O. Box 178, Urbanna, Va. 23175.

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Walter Thomas “Tommy” Fitchett

Walter Thomas “Tommy” Fitchett, age 68, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was an automotive technician most of his life and a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Grace M. Fitchett; brother, Downing Harper; and two sisters, Ann Milby and Bertha Dixon. He is survived by his companion, Reva Adkins; daughter, Patty Owens (Bruce) of Bedford, VA; son Shayne Fitchett (Angela) of Gloucester; grandchildren, Bradley Pratt and Brayden Fitchett; brother, Philip Harper (Glorious); sisters, Frances Carlton (Connie) and Thelma Wilson. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda with interment to follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Saluda. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 19 at the funeral home.

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William “Capt. Ed” Edward Deagle

William “Capt. Ed” Edward Deagle, 92, of Deltaville, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on May 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. & Helen Deagle; sister, Myrtle D. Miller; and son-in-law, Dr. Jose A. Lengua. Ed was born on November 11, 1924 in Deltaville, VA and graduated from Syringa High School after which he enlisted in the United States Army serving in WWII. He made landings as an Amphibious Engineer in the South Pacific. Upon homecoming, he married his childhood sweetheart, Katherine Caudle. Ed built and operated Deagle’s Marina and worked with his father at Deagle & Son Marine Railway where they built, repaired and restored many boats over the years. Ed was a devoted member of Zoar Baptist Church in Deltaville. He was a volunteer fire department member for many years. Ed served as the Urbanna Oyster Festival Captain in 2012. In his retirement, he constructed all varieties of model boats of which he was widely recognized. In their later years, Ed & Kitty spent their winters at their home in Florida. One of Ed’s greatest joys in life was enjoying time with his family and being the best “Pop-Pop” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ed is survived by his wife of 70 years, Katherine Caudle Deagle; one daughter, Rebecca Deagle Lengua of Urbanna; two grandchildren, Maria Lengua Johnson (RD) of Hartfield, Andrew Lengua (Kendra) of Glen Allen; four great grandchildren, Dale Johnson, Lucie Claire Johnson, Megan Gilstrap and Keagan Lengua; brother-in-law, Virgil Miller; nephews, Bryan Miller and Barry Miller of Deltaville, Bruce Miller of Richmond, and Robert Morrison of San Antonio, TX. Funeral services will be held 2 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Zoar Baptist Church, 17097 General Puller Hwy, Deltaville, VA with interment immediately following. The family will receive friends one hour prior to church service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 440, Deltaville, VA 23043 or Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda is assisting the Deagle family.

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Paul Samuel Hurley

Paul Samuel Hurley, age 92, of Topping, VA passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Paul was a Navy Veteran of WWII and retired from Colonial Williamsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hurley. Survivors include a son, Louis Hurley (Brenda); a daughter, Synthia Ann Hurley Johnston; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and ten great great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, VA. The family will receive friends from 12-1pm. Interment will be private. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hurley family.

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Shannon Kay Faulkner

Shannon Kay Faulkner, age 56, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Kay was a native of Urbanna, VA and lived in the Richmond area for many years. She was predeceased by her father, Charles W. Faulkner, Sr. and mother, Betty C. Williams. Survivors include her children; Eric Harris (Kristen), Chad Harris (April), and Lexie Puckett; companion, David Puckett; step children, Crystal Puckett, Candice Milliman (Terrance); sisters, Sue Bailey (Frank), Jeanne Ames (John); brothers, Billy Faulkner (Joan), Gregg Faulkner (Valerie); and grandchildren, Adalyn and Ericka Harris. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, VA.

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Edward R. Payne, Sr.

Edward R. Payne, Sr., 86, of Urbanna U.S. Army Korean War veteran, waterman and a retiree from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Bryant Payne; children, Katherine P. Brown (Booker), Ross Payne (Lynn), Mike Payne (Cristy), Henry Payne (Kim); a sister, Catherine Via; a brother, Jonsey Payne (Shirley); grandchildren, Sharon Kirk (Jason), Christopher Brown and Ryan Payne; great grandchildren, Riley, Rachel, Mason and Nathan and a brother-in-law, Dale Taylor. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday in Urbanna United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Urbanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217 or the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, both in Urbanna, VA 23175.

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Anne Elisabeth Denby Alston

Anne Elisabeth Denby Alston lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 25, 2017. She was the beloved wife of James Alston, the much loved daughter of Patricia and the late Otis Denby, and the dear sister of Gail Hickey, Laurel Zaremba, Susan Hoffert, and Timothy Denby. She was also the treasured aunt of Mackenzie Denby, Ryan Denby (both of whom she helped raise), and Robb Vermillion, and the loving stepmother of Brian Alston, Rebecca Alston Lewis, Sarah Alston Gumm, Joshua Reynolds, and Jacob Reynolds. She enjoyed doting upon step-grandchildren Logan Alston, Elisabeth Lewis, Owen Lewis, Sydney Reynolds, William Reynolds, and Landon Reynolds and had been looking forward to the birth of Jackson Gumm. Anne was born at Aigrefeuille, France, in September 1960. She loved all animals and had many dogs and cats over her lifetime. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, kayaking, and live music. A resident of Hartfield, Anne grew up in Williamsburg. She was a graduate of Bruton High School, Rappahannock Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Anne was a loyal employee of Zaremba Law Center, where she compassionately guided grieving families through the estate process. A service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, 15 CF Edwards Lane, Saluda. Rest in peace, dear Anne, we will forever love you and we will never forget you.

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