William Thomas “Tommy” McCoy, age 76, of Wake, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dora Butler McCoy; one daughter, Donna M. Brown (Chuck) of Wake; one son, Phillip T. McCoy (Jodie) of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Joshua and Amanda Brown and Ashley, Austin and Alyssa McCoy; one brother, Homer McCoy (Alice); one half-sister and three half-brothers, all of Kentucky. Funeral services will be held 2:30p.m., Friday, October 24th at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the HVFD, PO Box 205, Hartfield, Va., 23071 and the MVRS, PO Box 98, Deltaville, Va., 23043.
Catherine Hogge-Canfield, age 96, of Warner, widow of Carol G. Hogge, James “Mc” Riley, Sr., and Grayson Canfield, died Monday, October 20, 2014. She was a member of Hermitage Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Elliott (Steve); two sons, James C. Hogge (Brenda) and Dennis R. Hogge (Hope); four grandchildren, Amy, Susan, Major and Andy and three great grandchildren, Payton, Curtis and Madison. Funeral services will be held 11:00a.m., Friday, October 24th at Hermitage Baptist Church, Church View. Interment church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m. Thursday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Memorial gifts may be made to CMVRS, PO Box 790, Urbanna, Va., 23175 or the MVRS, PO Box 98, Deltaville, Va., 23043.
Bonnie Lee Batley, age 53, of Deltaville, died Monday, October 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband, David W. Batley; two children, Douglas and Shannon; mother, Pamela Cole; sister, JoAnn Cole; brother, Philip Cole and a grandson, Jordan Batley. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23rd in Philippi Memorial Gardens, Deltaville. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Norma Trousdell Smith, age 92, of Gloucester formerly of Newport News died Thursday, October 16, 2014. She was the widow of Jesse Willard Smith, Sr. and was also predeceased by a daughter Rebecca Harris. She was a longtime member of Ivy Farms Church of the Brethren. Survived by a daughter, Judith S. Evans (Wayne); a son, Willard Smith, Jr. (Suzanne), six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Burial will be at a later date in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery, Newport News. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff and friends of Gloucester House and the staff of Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care and support. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043.
It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Davidson J “Dan” Gill, of Remlik. Dan was born December 28, 1944, and died October 9, 2014. Dan grew up on Remlik Hall Farm, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1968 and joined the Army shortly thereafter. Dan served in the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, he returned to Virginia Tech, earned a Masters in Poultry Science and met and married his wife Barbara Gill. They returned to the farm where he took up turkey, cattle and crop farming and raised a family. During those years, he was also a member of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Association and served two terms on the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors. His interest in local history, food, and music inspired him to open Something Different Country Store and Deli with his daughter Sarah. He could often be found out by the BBQ pits, listening to blues or bluegrass, creating new recipes or perfecting old ones and researching topics for his next article. He loved sharing his stories with others. Dan was an avid writer for Pleasant Living Magazine. His “Blurbs, Ruminations and Esoterica” captured the essence of his youth, local history and little known insights into food. A self-proclaimed ethno-gastronomist, Dan specialized in “Fine Neanderthal Cuisine”, and there was a story behind almost everything he did. Dan’s one of a kind character found its way into the hearts of so many. He lived life to its fullest, his presence is irreplaceable and he will be missed enormously. Dan is survived by his wife Barbara Gill, daughters Sarah (Anthony) Kimble and Shelley (Becky) Gill, granddaughter Taylor Lockley and Courtney Kimble, grandson Evan Gill and sisters Rebecca Gill and Jean (Jim) Cavin. He is also leaving behind many nieces and nephews, and the Something Different family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Davidson Gill and father Virgil Headley Gill. Visitation will be Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 6-8pm at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Funeral services will be held at 521 Sunderland Creek Road, Remlik Hall Farm at 1pm, Thursday, October 16, 2014. Graveside services with military honors will immediately follow in Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Rte. 33 in Middlesex. Bring your best Dan stories to Something Different in Urbanna, VA following the burial to honor his memory. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project online at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org or mail donations to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Mary Josephine Foster, age 77 of Locust Hill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William Lucius Foster; children, Wayne Foster (Lisa), Deborah Figg (Edwin, Jr), Linda Foster Burkard and Annette Foster Greenwood; grandchildren, Charlotte and Christopher Deal, Ashley and Lauren Figg, Vail Blake, Captain Josh Fitchett (Debbie), Joey Fitchett (Nina), Stefanie Campbell (Kevin), and Lucius Williams and great grandchildren, Alex, Kloe, Trey, Sarah and Matthew Fitchett; sister, Frances Modr and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00p.m. Monday, today, at 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 contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA., 23058-5216 or the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A102, Newport News, VA., 23606. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Mary G. Green, age 72, of Remlik, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband John F. Green. Survivors include her daughter, Jo-Ann Evans; grandchildren, Ashley Evans and Jenny Depping and her husband Allen; great grandchildren, Jordan, Jaliyah, Riley, Cole and a host of other loving family members. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Graveside services will be held at 2:00p.m., Monday, in Remlik Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 4-6:00p.m. at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Floyd O. White, age 82, of Gloucester, a native of Deltaville, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survived by his children, Louann Brown, Valerie Wagner, Darlene McDowell, Floyd Wayne White, Violet Stouch, Vanessa Davis and Lewis Bruce White. A brother, Ardie White, eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and his former wife, Ethel Mae Hudson. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Entombment will follow at Windsor Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dutton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
Debra Cottee Sirry, age 57, of South Hill formerly of Remlik, died Sunday, September 28, 2014. Survived by her two sons, Lee Sirry, Justin Sirry and a daughter, Amanda Marshall; her mother, Martha S. Green and two sisters, Margie Brewster and Cathy Menefee. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment will be in Remlik Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Remlik.