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Obituaries, week of April 3: Barnes, Dawson, Brann, Self, Fisher, Dryburgh, Lengua, Pugh, Jones

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Edward “Eddie” Crowther Barnes

Edward “Eddie” Crowther Barnes, 69 of Reedville died March 25, 2013. He was born June 23, 1943, son of the late, Samuel Fletcher Barnes, Jr. and Emily Crowther Barnes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Dawson Barnes and a brother, Samuel Fletcher Barnes, III. Surviving are two sons, Edward Crowther Barnes, Jr. and Cody Reynolds Barnes and his wife, Bristol Boles Barnes; two stepchildren, Angela Arruda and Rodney Lawson; six grandchildren, Joey Keyser, James Markham, Jr., Donald Arruda, II, Taylor Lawson, Coley Lawson and Destiny Boles; a brother, Kenneth W. Barnes and his wife, Brenda and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eddie graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in 1962 with numerous achievements.  He attended Elon College in N. C. for two years.  Eddie served in the U. S. Air Force for eight years from 1964-1972 as a sergeant and also became a Dental Lab Tech.

After serving his country, Eddie moved back to Reedville where he worked closely with his father in the family business. He later became owner/operator of S. F. Barnes General Merchandise, Inc. and worked with his son, Cody and his daughter-in-law, Bristol until his death.

Eddie was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Reedville, Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion. He loved being with people, serving his community and he loved the water.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Reedville. Interment followed at Roseland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 656, Burgess, VA 22432 or Northumberland Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 1, Reedville, VA  22539.

Nina Mae Dawson

Miss Nina Mae Dawson, 68, of Kilmarnock, formerly of Farnham, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Beatrice Barrack Dawson and the late J.D. Dawson, Sr.

Survivors are her brother, J.D. Dawson, Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane of Farnham; her sister, Sue Dawson Dungan and her husband, Danny of Warsaw; two nephews, Jennings D. Dawson, III  and Jarrod Dungan; three nieces, Hope D. Mothershead, Danielle McAllister and Heather Thorne; ten great nieces and nephews, Lewis Dawson, Tucker Dawson, Taylor Dawson, Jacob Mothershead, Natalie  Mothershead, Madison McAllister, Joshua McAllister, Reed Thorne, Lucas Thorne, and Brooklyn Dungan; and a great, great niece, Audrey Dawson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Farnham Baptist Church with Reverend Rodney Morrison and Pastor Jim Ward officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ladell Pierson, David Pierson, Danny Pierson, William Harrison, Fred Wayne Mothershead, and Jim Cazer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farnham Baptist Church, P.O. Box 101, Farnham, VA 22460 or to the Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Online condolences may be made at

James Franklin Brann

James Franklin Brann, 82, of Emmerton, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Franklin was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, and was a retired carpenter and farmer.

Mr. Brann is survived by; his wife, Virginia Wiseman Brann; his son, Franklin Wayne Brann (Diane) of Warsaw; his daughter, Mary Lisa Brann of Richmond; grandchildren, Mandy Brann McGeorge (Brad) and Michael Wayne Brann; great-grandchildren, Taylor Blake McGeorge and Aaron Michael McGeorge and brother, Raymond Stanley Brann, Sr. Mr. Brann was preceded in death by his brother, Caswell Berkley Brann, Jr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Emmerton. Reverend Fred Marvel and Kori Kiss officiated and burial took place in the Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Brann, Aaron McGeorge, Brad McGeorge, Stanley Brann, Chris Brann, Matthew Brann, Joe Conley, and Frankie Yerabek.  Online condolences may be made at

James M. “Jimmy” Self

James M. “Jimmy” Self, 78, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He started his career with Tidewater Telephone Company and remained with the company through its transition to GTE, retiring on July 19, 1992. After his retirement, he worked at Rite Aid in Callao until May 2009. Jimmy always enjoyed working with the public.  He was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church where he served faithfully for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents, Julian J. and Louise G. Self. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Alice S. “Kitty” Self; one son, W. Keith Self (Shelley) of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Penelope S. “Penny” Fones (Ronnie) of Warsaw and Port Royal; two grandsons, Ryan K. Self and Brandon K. Self, both of Atlanta; and devoted caregivers, Charlotte Reynolds, the staff of Riverside Hospice, and devoted family friend, Rena Revere.

Funeral services were held at Warsaw Baptist Church on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Officiating were Reverend Dr. James Baucom, Reverend Dr. William Slater, and Reverend Dr. J. Michael Robertson. Pallbearers were Wallace McGinness, Ronald Fones, Henry H. Revere, Jr., Timmy Scott, Ryan Self, and Brandon Self. Honorary Pallbearers were Z. Curtis Smith, Louis G. Packett, Thomas W. Rhodes, Elton G. Langford, Charles Spivey and Andy Gallagher. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Support Group, c/o Jane Scates, 28 St. Johns Street, Warsaw, VA 22572. Online condolences may be made at

James Albert Fisher

James Albert Fisher, 69, of Lottsburg passed away March 31, 2013 at his home. He was the owner and operator of Fisher Masonry in Lottsburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood. Burial will follow at Fisher Family Cemetery, Lottsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Judy N. Fisher; three daughters, Roxanne Moubray of Kilmarnock, Robin Mitchell and husband, Stan of Warsaw and Elizabeth Fisher of Lottsburg; his son, Jamie Fisher and wife, Courtney of Mechanicsville; sister, Ann Fisher; three brothers, Franklin Fisher, Sammy Fisher and Johnny Fisher and one granddaughter, Emma Fisher.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 641, Callao, VA , 22435.

Online remembrances may be made at

Teresa Dryburgh

Teresa Dryburgh, 94, passed away peacefully, on March 23, 2013, at home in Lancaster surrounded by her family.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 9, 1919, Mrs. Dryburgh emigrated to the United States in 1965. A beloved mother, Nana and friend, she was a remarkable woman and a shining example to all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Dryburgh is survived by her daughter, Anne Anderson; three grandsons, Jason Kirk and wife, Christine, Paul Kirk and wife, Dawn, Cameron Barry and wife, Lindsay; six great-grandchildren, Hayle, Jaylin and Kayla Barry, Kylie and William Kirk and Brady Crosby. Also a beloved nephew, Brian Rooney and wife, Diane and a beloved niece, Tery Zlatunich and husband, Phil. She was predeceased by her husband, William Dryburgh; her daughter, Ireen Dryburgh-Barry and her grandson Kevin Barry in addition to her parents, four siblings and a nephew.

Online remembrances may be made at

Dr. José Antonio Lengua

Dr. José Antonio Lengua, 77, of Urbanna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Lima, Peru on July 21, 1935 to the late Dr. José Alberto Lengua and Maria Teresa Sbárbaro de Lengua.  He leaves behind his wife of over 42 years, Rebecca Deagle Lengua; daughter, Maria Lengua Johnson (RD) of Hartfield, son, Edward Andrew Lengua (Kendra) of Glen Allen; grandchildren, Dale and Lucie Claire Johnson and Megan Gilstrap.  Dr. Lengua graduated from El Colegio San Agustín and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Lima.  He was a Fellow of the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons and Diplomate of the American Board of Abdominal Surgery.   For many years he was a member of the Mid-Tidewater Medical Association.  His Medical and Surgical training was completed at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond.  Additional training in Thoracic Surgery was completed at Hopital Montfort in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  He also spent time in Durham, NC and Welch, WV.  In 1974, Dr. Lengua started his practice in General Surgery and Medicine in Urbanna, and at Tidewater Memorial Hospital in Tappahannock.  Upon moving his office to Saluda he continued practicing General Medicine, serving all ages until March 1, 2013.  Dr. Lengua had many interests, some of which were; animal welfare, music, collecting antiques, gardening, travel, and his love of sports of all kinds.  He actively participated and encouraged his children’s involvement in sports starting with Middlesex County Youth League Basketball and continuing support through their high school and college years.  He enjoyed and was a member for many seasons of the Chesapeake Chorale and the Urbanna Baptist Church Choir.  Dr. Lengua will be remembered for his compassion and equality of care for all of his patients.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home in Saluda at 2 p.m.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  A burial will be at Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery in Deltaville following the service.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society-PO Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061, Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad-PO Box 790, Urbanna, VA 23175 or Riverside Hospice Help Fund of Gloucester-7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.  The family would like to offer many thanks to the physicians and staff of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Riverside Home Health, and Riverside Hospice staff.

Teresa Duncan Pugh

Teresa Duncan Pugh, 64, of Warsaw, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Henrico Doctors Hospital surrounded by her family after a valiant, courageous struggle with breast cancer.  Teresa and her husband, Dr. Roy E. Pugh, came to Warsaw and built a dental practice together, he taking care of patients and she was the office manager.  Patients and staff knew they could always look forward to her warm smile and a big hug.

In addition to her husband of 44 years, survivors are her daughter, Kelli Pugh Smith (Mike); her son, Christopher E. Pugh (Angie); her beautiful  grandchildren, Addy  and Eason Smith, and Jackson and Cooper Pugh, and Maggie Waltrip; her mother, Margaret Duncan; sister, Jody Jorgensen (Bill), sister-in-law, Shirley Martin (Vince); nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and a large, wonderful group of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Duncan; beloved “Mammaw” Cleo Winesett; special mother-in-law, Edna Pugh; and father-in-law, Roy Pugh.

Teresa was an annual participant of the Race for the Cure, an energetic walker, and an avid reader.  She was especially fond of her Book Club, loved to garden, and looked forward to spring, when the flowers and trees bloomed. She was generous, tenacious, beautiful, full of life, and loved her family and friends fiercely. We will miss her with every breath we take and we will honor her legacy by living our lives with joy and remembering to “Laugh Dance Sing” every day.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Online condolences may be made at

Renwick “Slim” Algene Jones Sr.

Renwick Algene Jones Sr. “Slim” was called to eternal rest on March 10, 2013 at his residence after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 7, 1959 to Frank Algene Jones Sr. and Sounia Carey in Richmond.

Renwick joined Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Henry C. Lee. In recent years, under the leadership of Pastor Darryl Fisher, Renwick became a trustee and he was also a member of the Jerusalem Men¹s Chorus and Gospel Chorus. He loved singing praises to God and was writing a song. He was educated in the Westmoreland County public school system and graduated from Washington and Lee High School in 1978.

He met and married Claudia A. Turner and to this union two children were born, Renwick Jr. and Renita Jones. Renwick chose to follow in the footsteps of his father in the drywall construction field. His employment took him to a number of large contractors including Maryland Applicators, Maryland Drywall, and C. J. Coakley. He was also employed by Jet Construction Company (his uncle¹s company) from July 2006 to October 2011.

Renwick was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. He also liked to play pool and cards. Renwick liked to help others and he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. During his illness he called on Him for strength and believed nothing was impossible with the Lord and that He would take care of him.

Renwick was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Renwick A. Jones Jr. (R.J.); a daughter, Renita Jones; devoted mother, Sounia Carey; loving siblings, Wanda Tate (Lorenza), Odell, Darlene, Mavis, and Frank Jr. (Reba); a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends; a special friend, Timmy Green and devoted friends, Joseph (Steppie) Parker and Helen Golden.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Hague. Pastor Lorenza N. Tate officiated. Pastor Darryl E. Fisher, Eulogist. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.