Katherine Elena “Katy” Redmon

Katherine Elena “Katy” Redmon, age 34, of Urbanna, VA died July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tamera Moreno of Groleta, CA. She is survived by her husband, Elliott Randolph Redmon; daughter, Gina Brooke Gibson; two step-sons, Elliott R. Redmon, II and Thomas Elliott Redmon; father, Mario Moreno of Goleta, CA.; step-father, William Robert Honeycutt; sisters, Gina and Gabby Moreno, Maggie Honeycutt; brother, W. Robert Honeycutt; grandmother, Patricia L. “Gay” Walters; grandfather, William M. Walters, Jr.; aunt, Natalie Craig (Jerry); uncles, Toby and Tony Walters; cousins, Miranda Carter (David), Ashley Flournoy (Eric), David Walters (Katie), and Nicole Craig. Katy graduated in 1999 from Southeast Guilford High School, Greensboro, NC. She received a diploma in The Medical Assisting Program from Everest College in Newport News, VA in 2008. She was also a devoted caregiver to her grandmother, Gay. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Urbanna United Methodist Church, PO Box 214, Urbanna, VA 23175. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, VA.

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Frances M. Hargus

Frances M. Hargus, age 71, of Wake, a retired Bookkeeper/Secretary, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 after a courageous 17 year battle with COPD. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church where she played the piano for a number of years. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clarence C. Hargus, one daughter, Debbie Hargus of Salem; one son, Scott Hargus (Cheryl) of Appomattox; 2 grandchildren, Christy and Daniel and one brother, Edward Monfalcone (Linda) of Gloucester. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 18th, in Harmony Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment church cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Lewis M. “Jiggs” White

Lewis M. “Jiggs” White, age 83, of Deltaville died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from Deagle’s Marine Railway in Deltaville. Survived by his brothers, Ardie and Floyd White. A graveside memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, July 18th in Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Deltaville.

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Jerome Sibley

Jerome Sibley, age 72, of Topping died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was son of the late Howard and Minnie Sibley and a former employee of V.D.O.T. and the Middlesex County Animal Control. Survived by a special friend, Ruth Dunlevy. A graveside service will be held 10:00AM Saturday, July 5th in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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John R. Moss (Pop Pop)

John R. Moss (Pop Pop), age 69, of Mathews, a retired electronics engineer died Monday, June 30, 2014. John was a Cornhusker, a farmer and a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife Bobbie Moss; twin daughters Mia Harrod of Newport News and Leola Moss of San Francisco, CA; 3 step-children Jennifer White of Hartfield, Scott White of Grand Blanc, MI and Christopher White of Richmond; and 6 grandchildren. The family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., A102, Newport News, VA., 23606 or American Diabetes Assoc., Innsbrook, 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA., 23060. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Virginia M. Miller

Virginia M. Miller, 91, of Deltaville, passed away on June 13, 2014 with family by her side at Riverside-Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, VA. Born September 30, 1922 to William C. and Cornelia T. Miller at Locust Hill, VA. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Smithers, Helen Johnson, and Annie Belle Miller and brothers Wilmer, Eubank and Frank Miller. She leaves behind a daughter, Becky Sibley and husband Russell, two sons, Billy Mayo and wife Nancy and Charles B. (Birdseed) Miller, Jr., and wife Betty. She also leaves five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, VA., where she was a lifelong member. Visitation will be 10:00 AM at the church followed by services at 11:00 AM and interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lower Middlesex Rescue Squad or Hartfield Fire Dept. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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Richard Eldon West

On the evening of June 3, 2014, Richard “Dick” West died in Kilmarnock, Virginia, his wife of 66 years, Patricia, by his side. Richard Eldon West was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on New Year’s Day, 1925 to Clint O. West and Edna Pople West. He attended the Shaw School, a one room schoolhouse in Prickett’s Creek. He worked hard to help support his family during the lean times of the Great Depression, laboring at a dairy farm and pedaling his bicycle up and down the steep hilly streets of Fairmont as a Western Union Messenger Boy. With help from his sister, Dorothea, he altered his birth certificate to get factory work and eventually join the U.S. Navy in 1943. He saw action in the South Pacific, volunteering to serve on a motor torpedo boat, P.T. Boat 454, Squadron 31, as a Gunner’s Mate 2/C. His first evening home from the war he saw a beautiful young stranger in line for a movie. Thunderstruck, he turned to his buddy and said, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry!” Two years later, on September 21, 1947, Patricia Ann Sidars became his bride. That year he was sworn in as a West Virginia State Trooper stationed in Franklin and Philippi where his daughter was born in 1952. He studied hard, driven by his dream of a career in government law enforcement. In 1955 he received his badge as a U.S. Treasury Department Special Agent, Criminal Investigator, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division. He was assigned to Charleston, West Virginia where his son, Richard Scott was born. He thrived as a “revenuer”, crisscrossing the back woods of South Eastern West Virginia and later the countryside surrounding Richmond, Virginia. He delighted his children with the bits of flora and fauna he found as he hunted the elusive deep woods’ moonshine stills. He retired in Richmond in 1975 and quickly discovered the paradise that is Middlesex County, eventually settling in Deltaville on Sturgeon Creek. He began a third career as the Superintendent of the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda Virginia. He retired in 1991, while building the first of two dream homes in Wake, adjacent to his daughter’s family. Dick loved his community and was active in The Lion’s Club, serving as president and secretary. He fried thousands of the famous oyster sandwiches over the years. He was a charter member of The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #23, a member of the Federal Criminal Investigator’s Association, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and was known as Big Black Cloud in the Indian Guides. He was a faithful and dependable member of Christ Church in Middlesex, serving the congregation in every way he was needed. Dick loved his neighbors. He was never too busy or too tired to lend a hand or a tool or cash. Every fall he looked forward to treating his friends and neighbors to an oyster roast at his home. His Oysters Rutherford was legendary. Dick loved his country. He served it all of his life. He was especially proud of his years in the Navy and his part in defending his country. Dick loved his home and it showed. He didn’t believe in doing any kind of work that you would not want to sign your name to with pride. Dick loved his family. He enjoyed genealogy and was a favorite source of family history. He held his mother, and his brothers and sisters close to his heart every day of his life. He loved his children and labored diligently to be a good provider. He endowed his children with a strong work ethic and a sense of duty to all things worth being and having in this life. He loved his wife. Through the tribulations of 66 years together, Patricia, his “Salty”, remained the love of his life.  Richard Eldon West was predeceased by his mother, Edna Pople West, brothers, Lewis West and John “Buck” West, sisters Maxine West, Christine West, Dorothea Nelson, Martha Lake, and Wilma Hillberry. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Sidars West, his daughter Jeannie Catherine West Jenkins (Larry), his son Richard Scott West (Suzanne), his sister Mary Belle Cassidy, and his brother Lawrence (Bud) West (Nancy). Dick was loved by his grandchildren, Morgan Patrick Jenkins, Alanna Rhiannon Jenkins, Elora Malama West, and Sabrina Lehua West and his great grandson Patrick Ryan Jenkins. The sons and daughters of his brothers and sisters were very important to him and he cared deeply for them all. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held late this summer in Middlesex County, date and place to be announced, followed by interment of his ashes with a Military Honor Guard at the National Cemetery in Grafton West Virginia. Tributes to Richard E. West can be made in his name to the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda.

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Lloyd Edward O’Berry

Lloyd Edward “Eddie” O’Berry, age 86, of Topping died Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from the American Tobacco Company. Survived by his wife, Joyce M. O’Berry; a son, Randy H. Long (Barbara) of Midlothian; two granddaughters, Ashley and April and also four great grandchildren; a sister, Betty McGill of North Carolina. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00AM until noon at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda followed with a 2:00PM graveside service at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston.

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Hilda G. Dunn

Hilda G. Dunn, age 81, passed away at Rappahannock General Hospital, Kilmarnock, Virginia, on Saturday May 31, 2014. She was born on July 26, 1932 in England to Albert and Margaret Blackwell and was always proud of the fact that she survived the bombings of Great Britain during WWII. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, and always went out of her way to help others and put their needs before her own. Hilda is survived by her six children: Margaret Ross, Maureen Shinn, David Reed, Susan Palmer, Stephen Oakes, and Nealeen Jack. She is also survived by her sisters and brother, Joyce, Irene, Maggie, and David. She is further survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Services will be private.

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Paige W. Hogge

Paige W. Hogge, age 65, of Urbanna died Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was the widow of James A. Hogge and was also predeceased by her father, Charles Bentley Wilkerson. Paige was a 20 year employee of Va. Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. She was very involved with 4-H to make camps successful and wanted all children to have the opportunity to attend. She was co-owner of Buster’s Seafood and was a strong advocate for commercial watermen. She was a member of the following boards and committees: The (Governor Appointed) Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Aquaculture Advisory Board for 6 years, The Virginia Marine Resources Commission Blue Crab Management Advisory Committee for 15 years, The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Aquaculture Committee for 13 years and Current Vice President and acting President of the Virginia Soft Crab Producers Association. Survived by her son, Shawn P. Traylor (Avis); her mother, Dorothy G. Wilkerson; a brother, Charles B. “Bennie” Wilkerson, Jr. (Alisa); sister, Cheryl W. Selden (Jeff) and step grandchildren, Christine Miles and Eddie Kain. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church, Church View. In lieu of flowers consider contributions to Middlesex 4-H, make checks payable to Virginia 4-H Foundation and mail to; VCE-Middlesex P.O. Box 96, Saluda, VA. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

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