Obituaries, week of May 28: Wall, Clark, Dandridge, King
Robert Michael Wall, age 50, loving son and brother, was born in Fayetteville, NC.
He managed restaurants in Missouri and Florida before moving to San Francisco, CA, where he worked at Gap headquarters for a number of years. Robert loved people and all who knew him will miss his wry sense of humor and contagious laughter. He loved interior design. When his health began to decline, he moved to Virginia to be closer to family. While in Virginia, he took up container gardening for his own enjoyment.
He is survived by his brother, Jesse III; his dad Jesse Jr. and his step-mother Marcia; his mother and step-dad, Darleen and Rhon Nelson; and his uncles, Bruce and Scott Blay.
Services will be private.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Warsaw United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 287 Main Street, Warsaw, Virginia 22572.
Edward “Eddie” Vernon Clark, 50, of Burgess passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. He was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church, Burgess. Mr. Clark was a plumber by trade who was employed by Allison’s Ace Hardware, Lottsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon H. Clark and Roseanna Clark. Mr. Clark is survived by his three children, Lacy Michell Clark of Saluda, Elizabeth “Brooke” Clark and Matthew “Kyle” Clark, both of Burgess; two grandchildren, Kaylee Jackowski and Cooper Self; sister, Barbara Clark of Virginia Beach; half-brother Robert Rock of Florida; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Coan Baptist Church, Heathsville, Friday, May 23, 2014 with Reverend Robert Lee Farmer officiating. Private burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Educational Fund for Matthew “Kyle” Clark, c/o Brooke Clark, 85 Hacks Neck Road, Heathsville, Virginia 22473.
Kathryn “Kitty” Adams Dandridge of Village, passed away at her home on Thursday, May 22, 2014 after a brief illness.
She is survived by her devoted friend, Cathy “C.J.” Somers; sister, Charlotte Mae Stinson of Blackstone; brother, William T. “Billy” Adams of Farmville; niece, Donna Gayle Paschal of Hanover and a special companion, Suzy Q. She also leaves behind many Northern Neck friends and many friends from Powhatan, Amelia, and Cumberland counties. Kitty loved meeting people and had many friends at Bush Park Campground, where she enjoyed camping and fishing for years.
Kitty worked as a professional seamstress for years. She worked towards and earned her GED then began a 12 year career with the DOC as an officer working at Haynesville Correctional Center. She retired from Unit 17.
Many thanks to Kitty’s RGH nurses and staff. Also thanks to Dr. Stallings, Dr. Kevin McGrath and the Hospice of Virginia. Special thanks to Vanessa, her private duty nurse, who took great care of Kitty.
Family and friends will meet at the Marks Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come as you are. Interment will be private.
A celebration of Kitty’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Virginia.
Leonard Everette King, 85, of Haynesville, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. Mr. King was the widower of Christine Dawson King, a retired farmer and sawmiller/owner of G.E. King & Sons Sawmill and a member of Totuskey Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Myrtle King; sister, Christine Dawson; brother, Orville King and great-nephew, Nicholas Price.
Survivors are his nieces, Virginia B. Evans, Josephine Sisson, Betty D. Neale and Jane B. Harcum; great-nieces and -nephews, Barbara B. Price, Bonnie E. Grindstaff, Donald Bell, Franklin R. Neale Sr. and Brandon L. Harcum and great-great-nephews and -nieces, Franklin R. Neale Jr., Kimberly M. Neale, John Lee Grindstaff and Jacob Lee Grindstaff.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Totuskey Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Danny Maupin officiated. Pallbearers were Evans Lewis, Mark Lewis, Wallace Withers, Rodney Sisson, Albert King, and Carlton King. Memorial contributions may be made to Totuskey Baptist Church.