Dorothy J. Lawson, age 85 of Saluda died Thursday, August 28, 2014 and joined her parents Troy and Rosetta Jones, her loving son, Larry and her thirteen siblings in heaven. She was a member of Westville Baptist Church, Mathews. Survived by her husband, William A. “Bill” Lawson, Sr.; a daughter, Sherry Lawson Perok; sons, William A. Lawson, Jr. (Bridgette) and Terry Lawson. Seven grandchildren; Kimberly Laino, Stephen Perok, Jonathan Perok, Brittany Gutierrez, Larry Lawson, Jr., Amy Marshall and Rachel Chauvin, twelve great grandchildren and also many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Paul Jones and Rev. Mike Kelly will be held 11:00 AM Monday in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation, Saluda. Interment will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Topping. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Kenneth U. Ferguson, Sr., age 77, 0f Locust Hill died Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survived by his wife, Wilma R. Ferguson, seventeen children, twenty-seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Perry Mason Jr, 85, of Topping Virginia died on Aug. 14, 2014 of cancer. Perry was born to Ruth and Perry Sr. on December 18, 1928 in Washington DC. He graduated from Petersburg High School and entered the Army Air Corps. On discharge, he attended Virginia Tech, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He married his wife, Joan Armer, on June 3, 1956. His first job after college was with General Electric where he worked for 16 years. In 1970, he joined NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland from which he retired in 1989 after 19 years of government service. His retirement years were spent in Topping, Virginia where he enjoyed his hobbies of gardening, fishing, and model building. He also was active in the Lower United Methodist Church of Hartfield, Virginia and Hands Across Middlesex where he built ramps for wheelchair bound residents.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Fred, his niece Sherry, and granddaughter Bethany. He is survived by his wife Joan and three sons: Dave, wife Loni, and son Matt of Ohio; Dan, wife Lisa, daughter Rebecca, and son Ben of Virginia; and Peter, wife Lisa, daughter Casey, and son Robert of Maryland. He has a niece Missy, nephews Bud and Perry Scott, and three great nieces and nephews.
A visitation is planned for Saturday August 23, 2014 at the Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, Virginia from 3 to 7 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at the Lower United Methodist Church in Hartsfield, Virginia on Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the hall at the church.
Many thanks go out to the people of the Lower United Methodist Church for their prayers and support through this time, especially Pastor Barry Burkholder and the women of the church for providing the reception. Also, the caring and concern of all those that work at Gloucester House assisted living is much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the Lower United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 98, Hartfield, VA 23071 for the cemetery fund or the church’s scholarship fund with the designation on the check.
Donnie Ray Bryant, 60, of Topping, VA passed away Tuesday,
August 29, 2014, at home. He was born in Aiken, SC and has been a resident of this area for five years. Mr. Bryant was retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 147. He was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Bryant, Sr., and Alma K. Bryant and a brother, William C. Bryant, Jr. Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Sherry L. Bryant; a daughter, Camilla B. Smith; two sisters, Jewell B. Coleman and her husband Jimmy, and Lula L. Lythgoe and her husband Larry; a brother, Terry E. Bryant and his wife Penny; a brother-in-law, Larry P. Parmer and his wife Faith; a sister-in-law, Terry P. Peters and her husband Donald; three grandsons, Max, Morgan and Mitch, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 AM
at The Church of the Visitation in Topping with FR. Robert Cummins officiating. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Neil Francis Gabbert, age 86, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Moody Gabbert, also a resident of Riverside Convalescent Center, and one brother, William R. Gabbert of Kentucky. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 8, 2014, in Urbanna Baptist Church where Neil had served as a deacon. Following the service there will be a reception in the fellowship hall.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, Va., 23175 or Central Middlesex Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 790, Urbanna, Va., 23175. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Katherine Elena “Katy” Redmon, age 34, of Urbanna, VA died July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tamera Moreno of Goleta, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.