Beatrice “Betty” Powell Cook

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.

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Leon Warner Atwood

Leon Warner Atwood, 93, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014. He rejoins his beloved wife of 59 years, Carrie Reid Atwood, who died at 83 on June 6, 2003.
He is survived by his children, Warren, Robin, Jean, and Joan; a daughter-in-law, BJ Atwood; a son-in-law, Bruce Starnes; 7 grandchildren Colin (Penny) Atwood, Jonathan (Jennifer) Atwood, Patrick (Crisny) Cavanaugh, Brian Cavanaugh, Cristin (Nat) St. Laurent, Kyrie (Josh) Shaver and Nolan (Trisha) Myers; and, last but not least, 13 great-grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and Kyle Atwood, Shelby Gentry, Elektra Wright, Ethan, Elina, Abigail, Liam and Lily Cavanaugh, and Jaylin, Janessa and Jamarcus St Laurent.
Leon was born on the Atwood farm in Hopkinton, N.Y., on May 10, 1921, spending his early years in St. Lawrence County. Following high school, he moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Bliss Electrical School. There he met and married Carrie Mae Reid on October 23, 1943.
Leon Joined the Navy during WWII, where he served installing and maintaining shipboard radar and communication electronics. Discharged in 1946, he then went back to upstate NewYork and enrolled at Clarkson College of Technology (now Clarkson University) in Potsdam, N.Y., graduating in 2 1/2 years with Honors (equivalent to a 4.0), a record unbroken to this day. He accomplished this while working at Chittenden’s Hardware Store supporting a wife and two children.
Settling his family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he worked for IBM as a developmental technologist and part of the team that created the first commercial integrated circuits and solid state computer, the IBM360. He received a patent for his work. After working briefly in Manassas, he retired in 1984 from IBM in Kingston, N.Y., after a record 44 years.
In retirement, Leon and Carrie settled in Urbanna where they enjoyed a wide circle of friends. They also traveled the country and world visiting children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Some of their travels led them through New England, then to England tracing his family back to 1193.
In Middlesex, he volunteered, serving his community and his Lord through Urbanna Methodist Church and Kiwanis International. As a Kiwanian, he served time as its president and worked in county schools tutoring children, working with the IBUG program, and Career Day. Each November, he could be found shelling out oysters at his beloved Oyster Festival.
Like Will Rogers, Leon never met anyone he didn’t like and was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Even in later years as dementia began to enclose him, he continued his gentle relationships and loving all he met. When unable to navigate life on his own, he lived and traveled with his care-giving daughter, Robin. Together, they celebrated life on cruises, bus and road trips. He even traveled to Spain, Africa, and made a return trip to England.
His extended family and friends will miss him but know he will always be with us. We praise God that he has been released from earthy trials and is now free and singing with the angels.
Please come and join us in a memorial Celebration of Life to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Lower United Methodist Church, 120 Lower Church Road, Hartfield. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall with refreshments and a time to visit and share with the family.
Interment will be at Hopkinton/Fort Jackson Cemetery in upstate New York.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in his honor, to Middlesex Kiwanis or Lower United Methodist Church.

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Walter D. Cannon

Walter D. Cannon, age 81, of Urbanna, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He
was a member of Urbanna United Methodist Church and Urbanna Masonic Lodge #83 A.F. & A.M. He was retired from ExxonMobil and is survived by two children Walter D. Cannon, Jr. and Deborah Ann Tyson; two grandchildren Michael Cannon and Guy Tyson, special friends Lisa and Tom Langford, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM with Masonic Rights, Friday, November 14, 2014 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity.

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Marie Bishoff Felton

It is with profound sadness that the family of Marie Bishoff Felton announces her passing on Friday, October 31, 2014. Marie bravely fought to the end with grace, wit and determination and also devotion to her family. She has rejoined her beloved husband, Dr. Harold W. “Bill” Felton, who preceded her in death in 2002. Marie was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bishoff of Manheim WV. She graduated from Rowlesburg High School and attended Davis and Elkins College. She and Bill were married on October, 13 1947 and ultimately moved to Deltaville where Bill began his practice in June of 1956. In 1961, they settled at Bilmar on the Rappahannock River, which remains the family home. Marie managed the business side of her husband’s practice throughout his career. Quick to acknowledge the role Marie played in his success, Bill noted in an interview in the early 1990’s, “I’ve been living with a lovely, supportive lady for 40 some years. If she isn’t happy, the doctor isn’t happy. She’s what makes sure the doctor keeps going.” In addition to managing the business side of his medical practice, Marie was active in numerous civic organizations throughout Middlesex and the surrounding counties including the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, the RGH Medical Auxiliary, and the Deltaville Maritime Museum, just to name a few. Marie was devoted to her church, Clarksbury United Methodist. She served the church as a trustee and actively supported its Soup Ministry and Food Pantry outreach programs. Marie is survived by her sons and their wives – Greg and Rebecca Felton of Glen Allen and Philip and Susan Felton of Mechanicsville. She is also survived by her cherished granddaughters, Kyra Lyn and Kess Marie. Later in life, she gained two more special family members whom she also counted as grandchildren, Michael and Katy McCormack. Her sister, Mildred Bishoff Woods of Bridgeport, WV also survives as do Elizabeth Felton and Connie Guandique of Marydel, DE. In addition, Marie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to give special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson for their devoted care and assistance over the past year. In addition, we would like to thank the caregivers who enabled Marie to stay at home throughout her illness and who helped the family in countless ways in these last weeks. Jessica, Brenda, Dianna, Ashley and Regina made such a difference to Marie and to our entire family. To all of Marie’s friends who sent cards, visited or called, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The family will receive visitors on Sunday November 2nd at the Bristow Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda, VA from 3-5 p.m. On Monday November 3rd, we will have a service celebrating Marie’s life at 1:00 p.m. at Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Deltaville. She will be laid to rest next to Bill in the church cemetery following the service. While Marie loved flowers, her wish is that memorial donations be made instead to the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Lower Middlesex Fire Department or to Clarksbury United Methodist Church.

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Charles Elvin Langford

Charles Elvin Langford, Jr., age 73, of Church View, was born on November 22, 1940 and passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jeanette J. Langford; a son, Charles “Tom” Langford (Lisa); daughter, Barbara Chandler; four grandchildren, Kristal Reiner (Bo), Jenni Uphold, Ashley and C.J. Chandler; three great-grandchildren, Katelin Reiner and Charlie and Bailie Chandler and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 28th at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda. Interment Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, Church View. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m., Monday (today) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 190, Church View, Va,. 23032.

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Ethel Mary Collier

Ethel Mary Collier passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews VA.  Ethel Pumphrey was born in Glen Burnie MD on April6, 1922.  She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Jacob Collier and her daughter Ann E. Ridings.  She is survived by her son Benjamin E. Collier and daughter-in-law Mary Collier, along with her grandchildren Lisa
Bauer, Charles Miller, Michelle Miller, Amber Collier, Benjamin Collier, Jr., 9 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and
nephews.

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William Thomas “Tommy” McCoy

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.

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Catherine Hogge-Canfield

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.

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Bonnie Lee Batley

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.

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Norma Trousdell Smith

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.

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