Obituaries, week of Jan. 30: King, Frisby, Norris, Deihl, Clayton, Newsome, Davis, Veney, Parker, Sorrell, Boyce, McDowney

Evelyn P. King

Evelyn P. King, aged 78, died on Saturday, January 26, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on March 24, 1934 in Rose Hill, NC to Sylvester Parker and Alice Parker.

Throughout her life, she was dedicated to her church and served in roles such as choir member, pianist and youth music teacher. She was a long-time member of Totuskey Baptist Church in Haynesville, VA.

She was married to E. Donald King of Village, VA and together, they owned and operated two independent businesses in Warsaw.

Eveyln is survived by her son, Parker and two grandchildren, Caleb and Frawley Grace, all of Florence, SC; many nieces, nephews, and other family members; and many close friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Heathsville, Virginia.

There will be a funeral service at 11:00 Friday, February 1 at Totuskey Baptist Church, Haynesville, Virginia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Online remembrances may be made at jonesashfuneralhome.com

Edith Deloris Frisby

Edith Deloris Frisby died Jan. 1, 2013. She was born Nov. 11, 1943 to Aldophus and Josephine Frisby.

She was educated in Lancaster County schools and attended Willie Chapel Baptist Church.

In 1962, Edith began working at the Tides Inn where she remained 44 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, Aldophus and Josephine Frisby and Walt Gaines, Jr.; a brother, Terry Frisby; brother-in-law, Alvin Kelley, and nephew, Dustin Frisby.

Surviving are two sons, Terence Carnell Frisby and

Christopher Omar Frisby; two granddaughters, Lokia Frisby and Destiny Williams; grandson, Terence Frisby, Jr.; three sisters, Joyce Nickens, JoAnne Kelley and Helen Gaines; three brothers, Royal Frisby, Alvin Frisby and George Gaines; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Willie Chapel Baptist Church. Pastor Rose M. Curry officiated and Pastor Michael Reed, Eulogist. Interment services were held at the church cemetery.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

Virginia Blanche Betts Norris

Virginia Blanche Betts Norris died Jan. 1, 2013. She was born Oct. 11, 1927 to Robert and Sallie Pope Betts in Lancaster.

Blanche worked for over 35 years as a certified dietician at the Lancashire.

Surviving are her husband of over 61 years, Ogual Norris; her daughter, Joyce Gregory; her stepson, James Norman Laws; a grandchild, Dee Dee Collins; a step grandson, Jimmy Laws; a great-granddaughter, Ryan Marie Collins; several step grandchildren; seven sisters, Hazel Hall, Kathleen Doublin, Jean Betts, Joyce Rice, Shirley Palmer, Annabell Sanders and Francis Singleton; brother, James W. Betts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Willie Chapel Baptist Church. Pastor Rose M. Curry officiated. Interment services were held at the church cemetery.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

James Earl Deihl

James Earl Deihl, of Burgess, VA passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013.  He was a retired menhaden fish boat captain for Omega Protein.  “Jimbo” was affectionately known for his contagious smile and rough raspy voice.  He had a heart of gold.

He is survived by two daughters; Shauna Deihl McCranie and her husband Patrick of Weems, VA; Sheila Deihl Wilson and her husband Keith of Heathsville, VA; four grandchildren; Micaela, Wyatt, Morgan, Hayley and Leighten; a brother, Irvin L.  “Bucky” Deihl, Jr. and his wife Doris of Reedville, VA; a sister, Sylvia Deihl Dameron and her husband Leonard of Callao, VA.  He is the son of the late Irvin and Irene Deihl and late brothers Henry and Teenie Deihl all of Reedville, VA.

The Service of Resurrection will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Bethany United Methodist Church, Reedville, VA with interment to follow in Roseland Cemetery of Reedville.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, VA  2253

Linda Louise Clayton

Linda Louise Clayton died Dec. 24, 2012. She was born Sept. 7,

1957 to Louise V. Clayton and Olia Brown, Sr.

She was educated in Westmoreland County schools and furthered her education at Rappahannock Community College, where she focused on early childhood development and childcare. She continued this path by working as a Head Start Teacher, and at one time ran a daycare.

Surviving are her sons, Desmond and Darren Clayton; her mother, Louise Clayton; her father, Olia Brown, Sr. (Fannie Mae); her grandchildren, Daijion, Daimonie, and Daiyonna Clayton; her sisters, Shirley Clayton, Sonya Booker, Mary Smith, Gail Churchill, and Wanda Kelly; her brothers, Larry Clayton, Bradford Clayton, Ronnie Clayton, Kelvin Clayton, Charles Ashton, Hampton Brown and Tyrone Brown and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 2012 at Lively Hope Baptist Church.

Rev. Frank Brooks officiated. Interment services were held at the church cemetery.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

Mary Lucille “Peaches” Newsome

Mary Lucille “Peaches” Newsome, 91, of Tappahannock passed away at the home of her daughter on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.  She was the widow of Kenneth Lawrence Newsome.  “Peaches” was a member of Rappahannock Christian Church, the XYZ Club and the Tappahannock Moose Lodge.  She is survived by two daughters, Thetis B. “Tina” Tomanovits of Mechanicsville and Patricia Faye Truslow and her husband Kenneth of King George; one sister, Elsie Hale of Callao; her special friend, Marvin Johnson of King William; four grandchildren, Karen Truslow, Jeff Truslow, Maria Tomanovits Wagner and Tammy  Tomanovits Farr and their father, John Tomanovits; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m.  Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock with Dr. Kenneth Wilbur officiating.  Interment followed in Rappahannock Christian Church Cemetery, Dunnsville.  Pallbearers were Garnett Hodges, James Haile, Tyler Ware, Fleet Dillard, Peter Trible, Spottswood Taliaferro and Deane Lankford.

Nathaniel “Nat” Davis

Nathaniel Davis passed away on Jan. 16, 2013. Nat, as he was famously known, was born Sept. 22, 1923 to the late Linwood and Maggie Davis in Warsaw. He was educated in a one room school in Warsaw, however, his education was interrupted due to assisting his father and mother with the farm work.

Nat was employed with BF Goodrich Tire Company in Washington, D.C. For 40 years as a truck driver and master tire technician. After retirement, in 1986, Nat returned to his home in Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Joseph and four sisters, Victoria, Mary, Columbia and Ada.

Surviving are his loving wife, Juanita; daughter, Sheila Robinson, Clinton, Md.; granddaughter, Toni Scott, Baldwinsville, NY; great-grandchildren, Tayler Williams, Rochester, NY, Chace and Savannah Scott, Baldwinsville, NY; one sister, Marie Gray, Philadelphia, Pa., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Pastor Darryl E. Fisher officiated. Pastor Henry C. Lee, Eulogist. Interment was in Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, Annandale.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.

Staggie Lovejoy Veney

Staggie Lovejoy Veney died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at her Dunnsville home. She was born June 2, 1939 to Joseph and Mattie Brooks.

She was employed at Keyser Brother Seafood and Cowart Seafood for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Payton Veney Sr.; her parents; three sisters, Elsie Brooks, Alice Brooks, and Rachael Laws, and three brothers, Herman, Samuel and Wallace Brooks. Surviving are four daughters, Princess Dixson, Daryl Dudley, Candice Banks and Gayle Veney; three sons, Elvis Webb, Payton Veney and Sheridan Veney; three sisters, Corinthia Brooks, Pearline Ball and Mildred Player; 15 grandchildren; one step grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law and a special friend, James Allen Taylor.

Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Rev. Russell Smith, Eulogist. Interment services were held at the church cemetery.Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

James Raleigh Parker

James Raleigh Parker died Dec. 26, 2012. He was born Sept. 8, 1922 in Northumberland County to Elizabeth and Noble Parker.

He was educated in Northumberland County; served in the Armed Services during World War II. James worked many years as a waterman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alease Betts. Surviving are his children, Columbus, Jenny, Norris, Ann, Taffee, Ellen and LaKeshia; a sister, Louise Jessup; two brothers, Lloyd Jessup and Henry Washington; 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Pastor John S. Fountaine officiated. Interment services were held at the church cemetery.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Sorrell

Shirley Ann Sorrell died Dec. 23, 2012 after a long illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1956 to Lottie Ann Sorrell and Henry Junior Norris.

Early in life, Shirley accepted Christ and joined Mulberry Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending Mulberry and other churches until she could no longer attend.

Shirley was employed as a seasonal worker and later baby-sat neighborhood kids and her many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Surviving are her daughter, Tanissa Veney of Henrico; her son, Inatte Sorrell of Farnham; brothers, Ellis Sorrell of San Diego, Calif., Arnold Sorrel of Tappahannock, and Jerry Sorrell of Warsaw; sisters, Linda Crawford of Richmond, Shelia Sorrell of Farnham, and Deborah Sorrell of Tappahannock; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 2012 at Mulberry Baptist Church. Rev. Gernard Reed officiated. Interment services were held in the church cemetery.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

James Edward Boyce

James Edward Boyce entered eternal life on Thursday January 17, 2013. Survivors include his devoted wife of 52 years, Charlotte; son, Raymond E. Boyce; grandson Raymond E. Boyce, Jr.; sister Peggy Mothershead and brother Robert Tyler Boyce. His parents, Clarence and Dorothy Davis Boyce of Kinsale and a brother, Jack Boyce preceded him in death.

After graduation Mr. Boyce enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War.

During a 45 year career path in real estate, he was the principal broker of Premier Properties Real Estate, Inc.

The family is grateful for the devotion, skills and compassion of Karen Wahle, RN with Capital Caring and CNAs Russell, Tricia, Sally and Michael.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

Gifts of remembrance may be forwarded to a charity of choice, or: Coles Point United Methodist Church, 528 Coles Point Road, Hague, VA  22469. Or The Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL    32556

Curtis Randolph McDowney

Curtis Randolph McDowney was born August 20, 1953 in Westmoreland County to Mary Magdalene Haskins and Curtis Douglas McDowney.

He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and for Lee Funeral Home as a gravedigger.

Curtis passed away Friday, Dec, 28, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital Center in Fredericksburg. He was predeceased by his parents and infant son, Curtis Lamont Peyton.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Karen McDowney; four daughters, Cherill Ashton, Curtishia Fauntleroy, Karenia McDowney and Sade Dantzler; seven grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Hunter and Jeffery Hunter; sister, Mary Roy; stepmother, Elizabeth McDowney and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Little Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove. Reverend Welford McDowney, Eulogist.

Interment services were held in the McDowney Family Cemetery in Colonial Beach.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:49 am