Vernelle S. Foster

Vernelle S. Foster, age 91, of Hartfield died Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was the widow of Johnnie Weldon Foster. Survived by her children, Laura F. Hudgins (Hart), Edith M. Tarrant (Buddy), Johnnie Foster (Temple); sisters, Jeanette Armstead and Nellie “Sissie” Foster, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great great grandsons. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at River of life Church, Topping. Interment will be in Lower United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hartfield. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Jane Allen Haynes Timberlake

Jane Allen Haynes Timberlake, age 81 of Gloucester passed away peacefully at her home April 23, 2015. She is survived by her children, R.B. Haynes and his wife Donna of Gloucester, Deborah Haynes and her partner Dawn of Williamsburg, Cheryl Arnold and her husband Chuck of Union Grove, Wisc., 2 step-daughters, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Kathleen Whitman and her husband James and Lillian Pierce; 1 brother Crawford F. Walton all of Saluda.
She was predeceased by her 1st husband Byrd P. Haynes, 2nd husband James R. Timberlake, and her son Billy Haynes. The family will receive friends at her home at 6375 Ark Road, Gloucester on Sunday, April 26 from noon – 6:00 p.m. Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Edna Hemby Ward

Edna Hemby Ward, 97, of Lakewood Manor, went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband , Clifton Lee Ward, her parents ,Mattie and Frank Hemby, her brother, F.J.Hemby, Jr. and sisters, Louise Harper and Frances Wightman. She is survived by her nieces, Brenda Cherry, Cean Cawthorn and nephew Frank Harper and 10 great nieces and nephews. Edna was a loving, caring, gentle woman who was loved by all. She will be greatly missed. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Lakewood Manor for their extraordinary care and love. Our sincere gratitude goes to Medi Home Health & Hospice for their care and support. Graveside services will be Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at Westhampton Memorial Park & Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lakewood Manor Benevolent Fund, 1900 Lauderdale Drive, Henrico, VA 23238.

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Jeffrey Lane Harper

After a long battle with cancer, Jeffrey Lane Harper of Gloucester died at home on Thursday, April 16, 2015, Jeff was born on March 7, 1959 to Philip Joseph and Glorious Ann Harper. He grew up in a large, loving family with three brothers. He attended school in Staunton at VSDB and then at Woodrow Wilson Trade School. He later worked at Barnhardt Duck Farm. He loved racing and enjoyed watching his younger brother race. Jeff was involved in weekly maintenance of the car and stood proudly with all on the front straight away after a win. He watched NASCAR on television, cheering for Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and others. He also enjoyed video games, family gatherings, holidays and watching the Waltons. Jeff is survived by his parents, Philip and Glorious Harper; brothers, Joseph Harper, Danny Harper (Cheryl) and Raymond Harper (Teresa). As well as numerous nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. Jeff was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Downing Harper and Mary Harper Hargrove and his maternal grandparents, Ernest Bristow and Mary Alice Bristow. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Warner. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday. The family would also like to thank Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, Lisa Kight and Dr. Shivers for their wonderful and attentive care of our loved one. Memorial gifts may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.

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Rudolph N. Benson, Jr.

Rudolph N. Benson, Jr., age 79, of Newport News, formerly of Wake, Middlesex County, died Monday, April 13, 2015. He was associated with automobile dealerships on the Peninsula for many years. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Rudolph N and Mary Louise Benson and a brother, Lewis E. Benson. He is survived by his brother, Robert N. Benson (Karen) of Newport News; a son, John N. Benson (Denise) and a granddaughter, Moriah Cheyenne Benson. Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 17th at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. Flowers are welcome. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Betty Jo Hailey Sandman

Betty Jo Hailey Sandman, 88, left her failing body behind and ascended to be with her Lord on April 1, 2015. Born August 22, 1926 in Donna, Texas, daughter of a Baptist Minister, the late Virgil McKnight Hailey and Lila Lois Griffith Hailey. She was also predeceased by her husband, the Reverend William Sandman, the love of her life, and two brothers, Robert and Lyman Hailey. She is survived by four sons and their spouses, David and Connie Sandman, Paul and Cathy Sandman, Jim and Kim Sandman, and Tom and Flo Sandman; her five grandchildren and their spouses, Jenny and John Boomershine, Matt and Ashley Sandman, Betsy and Mat Forster, Tim and Sara Beth Sandman, and Mike and Chelsey Sandman; her five great-grandchildren, Holden Boomershine (step), Aislynn Sandman, Leah and Luke Forster, Lucas Sandman, and two more due this year.  While raising four sons, she served in the ministry with her husband at Salem Baptist Church in Chesterfield, VA, Saluda Baptist Church in Saluda, VA, Hopesville Ranch for Boys in Dutton, VA, and finally at Colosse Baptist Church near West Point, VA. Betty Jo was also a school teacher in Middlesex County and King William County, Virginia, and was a volunteer with Hands Across Middlesex, and with the Walter Reed Hospital Auxiliary in Gloucester, VA. She remained active in her church at Saluda Baptist, enjoyed the local bridge club, loved playing Scrabble, and traveled to many countries and areas of the U.S., often with her dear sister-in-law, Doris Hailey. She will be remembered as one who loved God, her family, and her neighbor. We thank God for blessing us through her. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the many friends for their support through visits, calls and cards, and to the amazing caregivers at New Century Hospice, Morningside in the West End, and Manor Care of Richmond for their love, support and outstanding care given to Betty Jo and her family, and to Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home for handling the arrangements. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Saluda Baptist Church, 960 General Puller Hwy, Saluda, VA. The service will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Haywood, with food and fellowship immediately afterward in the fellowship hall. Interment will be private at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Saluda Baptist Church, PO Box 452, Saluda, VA 23149, or to the American Cancer Society.

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Richard Earlwin “Big D” Marshall

Richard Earlwin Marshall, “Big D”, 86 of Urbanna, Virginia peacefully passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 with his wife of 62 years by his side. He was the son of the late Doc Marshall Sr. and Lucy, owners of Marshall’s Drugstore. Preceded in death by older brother, Thomas Jr. Survived by wife Patricia R. Marshall and four children Pam Heiser, Kim (Craig) Cradlin, David Marshall and Becky (Jamie) Edwards. Grandchildren; Candace (Daniel) Plymell, Aaron, and Courtney Heiser, Shawn (Kelly) Walden, Jessica (DJ) Drumheller, Cody Motley, Marshall (Lindsey), Randy, Andy and Quincy Edwards and Great Grandchildren; Avery, Natalie, Gage and Grant Walden, Brodie Motley and Skylar Drumheller. Niece, Debra Marshall and Sister in Law, Norma Richmond. And to our good “Dr.” Aimee Watkins. After graduating from The Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, he was drafted into The Army and stationed in Germany during the Korean War where he developed his love of travel and history. Having never met a stranger and always willing for adventure, he experienced the world and later captivated us all with his many stories. As he always planned, he returned to his home on the river as a partner in the family business, Marshall’s Drugstore and immersed himself in his beloved community. Richard was an active member and past Master of Urbanna Lodge #83 AF&AM, a former member of The Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, and looked forward with great anticipation to work with The Shriners every year ensuring a successful and enjoyable Oyster Festival. He was an active member of The Urbanna United Methodist Church where for years he blessed many as a Sunday school teacher instilling his unrelenting faith in The Lord. Richard taught us the importance of love and family, to help those in need and to live by the grace of God. He lived every day putting the needs of others before his own, “For it is in giving that we receive” Francis of Assisi. And, he has left us to smile as we remember him waving as he rode through town on his scooter or greeted us from across the pharmacy counter. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home from 6-8p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 7p.m. Funeral services will be held at The Urbanna United Methodist Church Wednesday, April 15 at 11a.m. Burial will follow in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. A reception will follow at the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Urbanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Urbanna, VA 23175.

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The Reverend James W. Tinney

The Reverend James Warren Tinney, 76, of Urbanna, passed away quietly Easter Sunday morning at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, Virginia.  He was the oldest son of the late Robert W. and Anna Belle Tinney, a retired Methodist minister and EMT who had worked extensively in his local communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Mr. Tinney is survived by his wife Anne; his daughter Lisa, son Christopher and family, step-son James and family, two grandchildren, sister, Dorothy T. Mizelle, and brother, Michael (Charlene), and four nephews and other family members.  The family will receive friends at 10am on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Urbanna UMC, followed by the service at 11am, with the Rev Seonyoung Kim officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2pm at Washington Memorial Park., Sandston.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Urbanna United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.  Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Ruby Courtney

Ruby Courtney, age 78, of Dunnsville died Saturday, April 4, 2015. She was the widow of Paul L. Courtney. Survived by her sons, Paul J. Courtney, Jerry W. Courtney, Ronald W. Courtney and Kenneth T. Courtney; a sister, Mary Jane Courtney, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, April 8th at Remlik Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Remlik. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Margaret Rowe Barrick

Margaret Rowe Barrick, age 86, of Urbanna died Friday, April 3, 2015. She was the widow of A. Muse Barrick and a member of Urbanna United Methodist Church. Survived by her sons; J. David Barrick (Nancy), Kevin A. Barrick and Craig R. Barrick (Lara); a brother, Lewis C. Rowe; a grandson, Mitchell and four step grandchildren, Kevin, Tommy, Kim and Tammy and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by eight sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 7th in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Urbanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71 or Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 790, all in Urbanna, VA 23175.

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