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Obituaries, week of April 10: Hoge, James, Jones, Hinson, Tayloe, Payne, Kilduff, Johnson

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

Philip Aylett Hoge

On Friday, Feb.22, 2013, Philip Aylett Hoge, age 77, died peacefully at home.  Beloved husband of Patricia Patten Hoge, he was the son of William Aylett Hoge and Susan Cooke Hoge.  Born in New York City, NY, he was raised in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Proud of his Northern Neck, Virginia roots, he and his family still continue to enjoy weekends and vacations at his boyhood home, Ferry Hill.

His love of the Chesapeake Bay began at an early age in the Northern Neck, as he worked as a ‘waterman’ at age 5, catching and selling soft crabs.  For his fifth birthday, his parents gave him his first sailboat. His love of sailing continued all of his life, and he sailed regularly from age 5 to 65.  An active member of many antique and classic car clubs, he bought, sold and collected cars his entire adult life. Proud of his military service, Philip served eight years in the US Naval Reserves, starting in high school.

An alumnus of Washington and Lee High School, Virginia Episcopal School and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, he came to Delaware in 1957.  Discovering he was a good salesman, he started out selling automobiles and then in 1964 joined the Carroll W. Griffith Real Estate Company, which he eventually purchased.  At the time of his passing, he was Vice President and Partner at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties.   A well-known and respected real estate broker, he served as President of both the New Castle County and Delaware Associations of Realtors.  Former President of the University and Whist Club, he was an active member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, the Friday Club, Committee of 100, CIRC, and the Piedmont Club.  A member of Trinity Episcopal Parish, he served for ten years as the President of the Old Swedes Foundation.

He loved exploring the world and interacting with people and considered himself fortunate to have visited most of the continents around the earth.  Philip was proud of the fact that he had been able to accomplish and experience just about everything he ever wanted to do.  A lifelong optimist, he could always see the positive in any situation or person.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his two daughters, Elizabeth Hoge Lipford (Michael) and Joan Hoge-North (David) and his two stepchildren, Amy Seward Quinn (Theodor) and William Ross Seward (Mary Kay), and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Hoge Ripol (George); his niece and nephew, and numerous cousins, who have remained close throughout the years.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the family home, “Ferry Hill”, 2861 Cople Highway, in the Mount Holly area, Virginia, on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Old Swede’s Foundation, 806 Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or Westmoreland County Museum, P.O. Box 247, Montross, VA 22520.


Arthur Vinson James

Arthur Vinson James, 80, of Hague, formerly of Forestville, Md., died Monday, April 1, 2013. Mr. James was the widower of Shirley Ann James and a sheet metal worker for Capitol Mechanical Construction.

He is survived by daughter, Laura “Lolli” Petrillo (Jay) and stepdaughter, Brenda Robinson (Richard); stepson, Gene Bernhardt; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday, April 5 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel, with Pastor V. Wade Wilkins officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Attn: Westmoreland County Memorials, 895 Middle Ground Road, Suite 154, Newport News, Va. 23606.

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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.


James E. “Jimmy” Hinson

James E. “Jimmy” Hinson, 80, of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Jimmy was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, retired owner of Hinson Tree Service, a member of Warsaw Bauman Lodge and the Acca Shriners.

Survivors are his devoted and loving wife of 55 years, Margaret H. Hinson; his two sons, Richard Hinson (Viola) and Reece Hinson; his three daughters, Janice Kilman (Stanley), Jacquelyn Hinson, and Jennifer Curran (Jeff); his 10 grandchildren, Michael Hinson, Marc Hinson, Jacquelyn Price, Travis Kilman, Sam Kilman, Daniel Kilman, Jennilyn Kilman, Christian Hinson, Rebecca Curran and Nicholas Curran; his two great grandchildren, Isaac Price and Aubrey Price; and his beloved dog, Taco.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Cobham Park Baptist Church with burial following in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Donald Bowen officiated. Pallbearers were Daniel Kilman, Sam Kilman, Travis Kilman, Marc Hinson, Michael Hinson, Christopher Hinson, Jeff Curran, and Rocky Cutright.  Honorary pallbearers were Chris Ambrose and Sue Barrett.  The family received friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:45 p.m. at the Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond County Volunteer Fire Dept.-Farnham Division Building Fund, c/o Wayne Mothershead, 250 Bunker Hill Road, Farnham, VA 22460.

Benjamin Ogle Tayloe

Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, 95, of Mitchellville, MD, formerly of Montross, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013.  He was the widower of Frances Howard Tayloe and a member of Cople Parish.

He is survived by his daughter, Helen Lambert and her husband, Michael  of Petoskey, MI, and by his son,  Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, Jr. and his wife, Laura of Arlington, VA.  Also surviving are six grandchildren:  Joseph and William Lambert and Emma, Julia, James and Grace Tayloe.  He was predeceased by granddaughter, Caroline Lambert.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Yeocomico Episcopal Church, Tucker Hill, VA.  Reverend Catherine Swann officiated.  Interment was in Yeocomico Episcopal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tayloe Memorial Music Fund, PO Box 110, Hague, VA 22469.

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Annalu Casto Payne

Mrs. Annalu Casto Payne, 83, of Callao, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Clinton Payne; two sons, Mark Payne (Cheryl) and Brian Payne (Claudia); three daughters, Kristin Hoile (Ron), Kelli Minor (James) and Beth Payne (Doc); two brothers, James Allen Casto and William Harold Casto; two sisters, Naomi C. Ewing and Elizabeth C. Ransom; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northumberland Animal Shelter or to the Hospice of Virginia.


Jane Randall Kilduff

Jane Randall Kilduff of Burgess died April 5, 2013 in Irvington. She was born February 8, 1922 in White Stone to Walter and Virginia Randall.

Jane, also known as Bamp, was a beloved mother and grandmother and the widow of Ralph Kilduff of Burgess. A native Northern Necker, she exhibited tireless devotion to her family. Bamp was a member of Wicomico Episcopal Church and for many years coordinated the blood bank drive for the Northumberland County Red Cross.

Surviving are her daughter, Pamela Russell; grandsons, Collin Lee and Randall McNees; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Tillie Randall and nieces Barbara Chainy and husband, Chris and Patty Saunders and husband, Sandy.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. April 13, 2013 at Wicomico Episcopal Church. A reception for friends and family will be held at the home following the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Haven Shelter and Services, P. O. Box 1267, Warsaw, VA 22572 or the Northumberland/Lancaster Interfaith Council, P. O. Box 868, Kilmarnock, VA  22482.


George Coley Johnson

George Coley Johnson, 80, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at Carrington Place of Tappahannock.  He was retired as a laborer at Stratford Hall Plantation. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two brothers, Albert Johnson of Tappahannock, and Douglas Johnson of Laurel, MD.    He was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur Johnson and Irving Johnson and sisters, Dorothy Johnson and Mildred Mayville.

A memorial service was held March 27, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.