Mary T. Adams of Hardyville, VA departed this life on May 23, 2015, age 89. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James C. Adams, Jr. She is survived by her son, James C. Adams, daughter-in-law Linda Cytrynowicz-Adams, her sister Andrea Adams, and grand-daughters Halina and Alissa Adams. Mary was born in Chicago, lived in Richmond several years and resided in Hardyville, VA since 1976.
In her working life Mary was a secretary; first for the State of Virginia and later for Middlesex County. She was an avid gardener, active member of Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville and volunteer in her local community. After retirement she and her husband shared a craft woodworking business known by many in Virginia and the Carolinas.
Her family wishes to thank all those who helped Mary in her later years, especially Ms. Rachel Simmons of Deltaville and the Bon Secours staff at Rappahannock General Hospital and Regional Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda with interment at 12:00 PM noon in Signal Hill Cemetery, Hanover County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Thomas Richard Trevilian, II, age 86, formerly of Urbanna, died Friday, May 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife Mary S. Trevilian, his children Lisa Melara, Thomas R. Trevillian, III and Eric Scott Trevilian, three grandchildren, Alex Melara, Angelica Melara and Abigail Trevilian, two sisters Josephine Erwin and Virginia Taylor.
Otis Randolph Willis, age 86, of Mattaponi, a retired Chesapeake Corp. employee, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of VFW Post #8356 in West Point. He was predeceased by his brothers Graydon and Elmo Willis and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Blanche Goode Willis, one daughter Linda Willis Belknap; of Gloucester, one brother James Edward “Mike” Willis of King & Queen, four grandchildren Jennifer, Charles, Alex and Ivy, and 2 great-grandchildren Kalee and Francesca. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gloucester County. Memorial gifts may be made to New Hope UMC Cemetery Fund c/o Doris Haynes, 2638 Lewis B. Puller Hwy., Saluda, Va., 23149 or West Point Christian Church, P O Box 800, West Point, Va., 23181.
Phyllis Huckins Haughton, born September 12, 1922, was called home to be with her Saviour, Jesus Christ, on May 10, 2015. Phyllis was born in Alexandria, VA and grew up in Warwick County, now Newport News, VA. She graduated from Morrison High School and received her nurses training at Riverside Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed for over 25 years at Doctors Clinic in Newport News, VA. In 1942 she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Caxton O. Haughton. After raising three children she became an amateur genealogist and writer, having two books published and writing a column in the Middlesex paper, The Southside Sentinel, titled In Green Pastures. She taught Sunday school her entire adult life, from small children to senior citizens, and was most proud to have been a founding member of North Riverside Baptist Church in Newport News. Upon retirement she moved with her husband to Middlesex County and enjoyed the slower pace and friendliness of the country life, becoming a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Phyllis is survived by three children, Gail O’Neal and husband Pete, Caxton O. Haughton, Jr. and wife Sylvia, and Sally White and husband Rolfe, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Heron Cove for their excellent, loving care of Phyllis during her stay there. The family will receive friends at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, on Friday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 1:00pm at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Harmony Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 138, Topping, VA 23169.
On April 30, 2015, Russell (Russ) Aubrey Fitchett passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital/Hospice, Hampton, VA at the age of 83, with complications from cancer. Russell was born May 23, 1931 in West Point, Virginia. Where he resided until he was 8 years old. In 1939 his parents Russell & Doris Fitchett, moved to Baltimore. His father was employed at the Sparrows Point Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Russell A. Fitchett grew up in Armstead Gardens and then moved to Baltimore Street in Eastwood. Russell Fitchett graduated from Patterson High School and the University of Baltimore with an Industrial Engineering Degree. As a child, Russell visited his grandparents, Aubrey & Sally Redd in Water View, VA., during his summer months. This is where he learned to love gardening, working in the tomato fields and carpentry. Russell Fitchett joined the Air Force after graduation from Patterson Park High School. He was stationed in Alaska then Florida. Russell retired in 1993 after 23 years of service from Prudential Insurance Company in Baltimore. After retirement he permanently moved to the property of his grandparents in Water View, VA. Russell Fitchett loved his country and flew his American flag proudly. He was a member of the American Legion in Saluda and also The Lions Club of Gloucester, where he became the local Lions Club President. He ran the A.A. meetings at the Christ Church, in Saluda, for 15 years, where he helped recovering alcoholics. Russell was married 35 years to the late Nancy Dyer Fitchett. Russell is survived by his 5 children: Dixie (Fitchett) Raab wife of Andrew Raab, David and wife Betty Fitchett, Denise (Fitchett) Diepold wife of Thomas Diepold, Diane (Fitchett) Buettner wife of Thomas Buettner & Dawn (Fitchett) Kottraba wife of Douglas Kottraba, Jr. 11 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by his oldest sister, Mary Magdalene Wilson. His younger sister Patricia Hooper passed away 5 years ago. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Hermitage Baptist Church, Church View, VA. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, VA.
Dorothy A. Lockhart, 84, of Saluda, VA, formerly of Reliance, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in Saluda. Mrs. Lockhart was born March 4, 1931 in Reliance; the daughter of Harry P. Rinker and Thurza Headley Rinker. She retired as a school bus driver for Volusia County (FL) Public Schools. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Robin & Gordon Jones; grandchildren, Marshall Jones, Laura Ward, Bobby Lockhart and Jaime Sackett; six great grandchildren; sisters Eleanor Faye Migliore and Barbara Jean Frameli; step children, Billy Lockhart and Barbara Lester. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Jim” Lockhart; a sister, Mary Lee Dysart; and a brother, Irving Rinker. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Stephens City with Rev. Dr. William N. Wade officiating. Burial will follow in Reliance Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.jonesfuneralhomes.com. Local arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
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.
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.
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.
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.