Obituaries

Obituary, week of Sept. 3: Rockson

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Thomas Rockson, 99, of Reedville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014. He owned his own company, T. Rockson Fur Company in Manhattan, New York. He was also a member of the Northumberland American Legion, and an Army World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. Rockson, He is survived by his sons, Thomas A. Rockson, and his wife Rose, of Reedville, Virginia,

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  • Obituaries, week of August 27: Ruddell, Oliff, Byrd, Cockrell, Scates, Harper

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Ruddell   Virginia May Ruddell, 76, devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend and caretaker went home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2014 at her home in Weems, Virginia surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Ruddell and a foster son, David P. Dasch. Surviving are three daughters, Virginia MacLelland and husband, John of Mechanicsville, Va., Deborah Scott and husband, Ken

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  • Obituaries, week of August 13: Bowles, Stovall, Veney, King, Bryant, Ferrett

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Bowles   Bowles, John R. Jr., 87, died peacefully at home on August 5, 2014, in Reedville, Va.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Bowles, Sr. and Dollie Pitts Bowles, his sister Beth Mannheim, and his oldest son John R. Bowles III “Johnny-Boy”.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Barbara (Jo);  loving sons Thomas, Mark, Steve and David; their spouses Karen, Wendy,

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  • Obituaries, week of August 6: Meeks, Evans, Fallin, Veney, Byrd

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm

     Meeks   William Franklin Meeks (Peanut), 47, of Front Royal VA passed away at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, VA on Tues. July 15, 2014 after battling cancer. He is survived by his mother, Annie Ruth Summerlin Ulfig of Warsaw, VA, his stepfather, Ed Ulfig of Montross, VA, his daughter, Brittany Meeks of Montross, brothers Henry Graham Meeks Jr. and wife Debbie of Ohio and Jay Lee

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  • Obituaries, week of July 30: Layne, Meeks, Lewis, Gordon, Brown, Leggett, Womac, Swann, Moore, Beswick

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Layne Lois Mullins Layne, age 88, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her daughter’s home.  Mrs. Layne was born and raised in Dickenson County, VA to the late James Russell Mullins and Dephia Ratliffe Mullins.  Lois lived in Manassas, VA and Warsaw, VA for many years and moved to Abingdon, VA in 2002.  She and her husband held nursing home ministries in both Warsaw and the Abingdon areas and

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  • Obituaries, week of July 23: Griffith, Rock

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Griffith   Barbara Jeanne Griffith, 52, of Hague, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was a retired factory and bindery worker for Graphics Communication, and an avid animal lover. Barbara was the daughter of Marvin Lucas, and Patricia Neagle Lucas Davis. She is survived by her husband, Edgar J. Griffith III; son, Edgar J. Griffith IV; brother, Charles Lucas; sister, Anita Griffith (Benjamin); mother-in-law, Margaret E. Griffith; brother-in-law, Robert

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  • Obituaries, week of July 9: Ellett, Savoy, Wood, Raines, Beale, Scott

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Ellett   Robert “Bob” Virgil Ellett, 73, of Lottsburg, Va. died peacefully on July 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Mattingly Ellett; sisters, Judith Freeman and her husband, David Marshall, of Charlottesville, Va and Janice Clarke and her husband, Willis, of Richmond, Va.; a nephew, Ned Freeman of Richmond, Va.; and a niece, Lori Smedley of Chicago, Ill. Mr. Ellett was born in Richmond,

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