Frances Sniegon Ruark, age 76, of Deltaville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 18th. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles A. Ruark (Duck), daughter, Cheryl R. Thompson (special friend Joseph Furr), son, Thomas A. Ruark (Valerie), grandchildren; Matthew, Candice and Travis Thompson, step-grandson, Tyler Dorsey, great-grandchildren; Kamron, Skyler and Savannah. Also survived by her siblings, Ginny, John (JoAnne), Eddie (Iva), Marvin Sniegon and Rose (Bill) Lovelace. Predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Annie Sniegon and great grandson, Matthew Ray Thompson, Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their extended families who loved her dearly. Her strong faith was a shining example to all who knew and loved her. She served her lord at Philippi Christian Church as an Elder, Teacher and wherever she was needed. Frances was known for her beautiful heartfelt prayers that touched many hearts. She was a life member of the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday in Philippi Christian Church. Interment Philippi Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Church. Memorial gifts may be made to Philippi Christian Church, PO Box 555, or Middlesex County Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 98, both of Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.
Carlton H. Brownley, age 70, of Hartfield, Owner of Brownley Septic Service and Bush Park Mobile Home Community passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and Donovan Masonic Lodge #75 AF&AM at Deltaville. He is survived by his wife of 49 Years Leona Butler Brownley, his daughter Etta Brownley Taylor (David), his grand-daughter, the joy of his life, Lillian Mae Taylor, all of Hartfield, his sister Gwendolyn Godsey of Gwynn, twin brother Dalton D. Brownley, Jr. (Brenda) of Hartfield, brother Larry C. Brownley (Ruth) of Gloucester and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 16th in Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping. Interment Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Hartfield Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 205, Hartfield, VA 23071 or Middlesex Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.
It is with profound sadness that the family of William J. “Bill” Till age 59 announces his passing on Wednesday November 26, 2014. He is survived by his son Joseph B. Till, daughter in law Kelly Trammell, 2 grandchildren Mallory and Corben and also a son, George B. Till and his former wife, Theresa Mills Till. He was retired from the Coast Guard and a member of the West Point Hunt Club. He was known for his love for hunting and his grandchildren. He was employed by Newport News Public Schools as a bus driver and assistant. Bill will be missed by many as he touched many lives. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1112 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA. with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangments by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Jane Lewis Musick, age 75, of Deltaville, died Thursday, December 4, 2014. She was the widow of Ernest L. Musick, Sr. and was a member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church and Ware Episcopal Church. Survived by her daughters, Sharon M. Tullos (Mikie), Sandy Fary (Wayne); a son, Lewis Musick; sisters, Myrtle Clark, Mae Hudson and Rose Leatherwood. Grandchildren, Joey Coberly, Jordan, Jade and Michael Tullos and Katie Fary. Great grandchildren, Lilliana and Joe IV. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Clarksbury United Methodist Church, Hardyville. Interment Philippi Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Deltaville. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.
Horace Lee Taylor, Jr. (Buddy), 67, of Saluda, Virginia passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents Horace Lee Taylor, Sr. and Christine McKinney Taylor. He is survived by his cousins, William H. Sylvia, Jr., Margaret L. Frook, Virginia L. Reames, James E. Lawson, Robert M. Bullock and John Thomas McKinney. Buddy lived at Middlesex House in Saluda for 15 years and had many kind and loving caregivers. We would like to give a special thank you to Andrea Daniel, Blanche Yerby, Barbara Faulcon, Dawn Russell and Lynnie McCrobie, who over the years have shown him so much care, love and compasson. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake, Virginia at 11:00 AM.
Grace Healy Jackson, 88, of Warner, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Irving and Alice Healy and eight siblings. She is survived by her husband Henry Jackson of 65 years; three daughters: Mary Jackson Loving (Danny), Charlotte Jackson Ughetto (Rick) and Amy Jackson; five grandchildren: Dana Loving Ladd (Stephen), Loren Loving Marquez (Paul), David Loving (Donna), Haley Ughetto Cardwell, and Jeffrey Ughetto (Meghan); five great-grandchildren; and her sister Alice Oxendine. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and dearly loved by all her family and extended family. She was a lifelong member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church where she was active for many years until her declining health. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and 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 Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Middlesex Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 790, Urbanna, VA 23175 or Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 425, Saluda, VA., 23149.
Elliott Randolph “Randy” Redmon, 52, of Urbanna was born on December 4, 1961 in Richmond. He lived in Urbanna from childhood until his death from a car accident on November 29, 2014. He attended York Academy and graduated from Randolph Macon Academy in 1980. He was a skilled craftsman, carpenter, and marine contractor. He was passionate about sports especially golf and football. He won several local golf tournaments and was most proud of being the 2002 Mercedes Championships Washington Regional Winner. He was a volunteer coach for the Middlesex youth football and basketball leagues. Those who knew Randy knew his smile, his big bare feet, and his kind heart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elena “Katy” Redmon and his father, Elliott Edgar Redmon, Jr. He is survived by his two sons, Elliott Randolph Redmon II and Thomas Elliott Redmon. His boys were his greatest accomplishment and his love for them immeasurable. Other family members include his mother Betty Richardson, step-mother, Lucille Redmon, his sisters; Kathy Beale and her husband McKim, Sherri Kirwin and her husband Bob, Dr. Julie Redmon and her husband Rich Haugg and his brother Jason Elmer; step-sisters Carol Zimmerman and husband Larry, Bonnie Green and husband Pettis; and step-brother Martin Richardson. His nieces and nephews include Louis Palumbo, Courtney Beale, Marika Beale, Kaitlyn Kirwin, Kendall Kirwin, Eli Haugg and Lyla Haugg. Other special people in Randy’s life were his aunt and uncle Pat and Richard Marshall, dear friends Tammy and Melinda Putney, and his “second brother” Alan Sutherlin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, December 12, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 13 at Urbanna United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit Elliott and Thomas Redmon c/o BB&T, PO Box 219, Urbanna, VA 23175.
Robert Joseph Hartman, passed on November 24th, at the age of 83, in the manner he had wished and in the manner his family hoped for. Survived by 4 sons, Blase of Lansdale, PA, Brian of Easton, PA, Robert Jr. of Mountain View, CA, William Hartman of Cape Coral, FL; 9 grandchildren, and loving partner of many years Jenny Agnor (adored as Grand Jenny by all his children and grandchildren ) of Locust Hill, VA. Born in Petaluma, CA. Played football for the University of Oregon. Obtained a B.S. in Geophysics. Drafted by the Detroit Lions. Korean War Veteran. Pioneering computer programmer for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Computer time-sharing business entrepreneur. Division Manager and Board Member of chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Home builder. Fisherman, Sailor, Skier. Adventurer. Dog lover. 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Rotary Club Member. Church of the Visitation council member. Most of all loving and much beloved father and grandfather. We will dearly miss your gusto, smile, and at-the-ready booming laugh Dad. The funeral service will be held Monday, December 8 at 10:00am with visitation from 9:00 to 10:00am in the Church of the Visitation, Topping. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Church of the Visitation, PO Box 38, Topping, VA 23169; or The Gloucester Mathews Humane Society, PO Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061; or the Middlesex YMCA, PO Box 524, Hartfield, VA 23071.
Lavinia Taylor Ruark, of Deltaville, age 95, passed away early Sunday Morning, November 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Irving and Mary Taylor (Founders of Taylor’s Restaurant, Deltaville). She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene H. Ruark. She is survived by her son Gene A. Ruark of Deltaville and by sister and brother-in-law Alvine and Norton Hurd and her brother and sister-in-law Norman (Dick) and Pat Taylor of Richmond. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Myra Wall and her husband Chuck; Jan Taylor and her children; Jack & Denise Hurd and children; Michael and Beth Hurd and their children; nephew, Gregg Mann; and niece, Becky Haynes, of Chicago. She lived a long and wonderful life at Fishing Bay, traveling, reading, socializing with many friends and shopping and shopping and shopping. She was well known for dressing well. Many stores and shops will miss her. She was a former member of the Middlesex Woman’s Club and later years enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society. The viewing will be at Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Deltaville at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 2nd with service at 2:00 PM. Interment Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Deltaville Maritime Museum Foundation, PO Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043, Clarksbury United Methodist Church PO Box 10, Hardyville, VA 23070 or Deltaville Rescue Squad, PO Box 98 Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.
Beatrice “Betty” Powell Cook, age 88, of Water View, died Monday, November 24, 2014. She was the widow of Ralph E. Cook and is survived by her daughter, Belle Bain Bronner (Jon) of Richmond; sons, Robert P. Bain (Betty) of Glen Allen and Edward C. Bain (Lynn) of Centreville; 6 grandchildren; William H. Romm, III, J. Benjamin Bronner, Jr., Bain A. Bronner, Beatrice P. Bronner, Anna B. Purdy, and Parker E. Bain, 4 great-grandchildren and her sister, Anne P. George (Carlton) of Warsaw. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Christ Church Episcopal, Christchurch. Interment Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church, P.O. Box 476, Saluda, Va. 23149.