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Monday, 01 June 2020 17:32

Dorothy Ruth Seward Blanton

Dorothy Ruth Seward Blanton, “Dottie”, passed away at CMH-VCU Healthcenter on Sunday May 31, 2020. She is survived by her husband Ronnie Blanton, Sr.; her three children, Sherry White, Ronnie Blanton, Jr. and Paul (Lena) Blanton; six grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy) Easter, Tyler Blanton, Tavaria Blanton, Tristian Blanton, Kaley Blanton and Ronnie Blanton; one great granddaughter, Paris Alston; three siblings, Nancy White, Earnest (Phyllis) Seward and Vivian (Earl) Stamper; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Affectionately known as Dottie, she loved her children and especially her grandchildren. Dottie always spoiled her grandchildren and devoted a lot of her time playing games and keeping her grandchildren. She also loved to go fishing, shopping and bingo. Dottie had a heart of gold and she loved helping others. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ruth Seward and her brother, Joe Seward, Jr. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Oakwood Park Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 399, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Friday, 22 May 2020 17:15

Scott Coleman Epperson

Scott Coleman Epperson, age 66, of Mechanicsville, VA, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Winston and Ann Coleman Epperson. Survivors include a brother, Ray Henley Epperson (Ruth); a sister, Sylvia Epperson Edwards; a niece, Karen Epperson Jones (Chris); a nephew, Andy Scott Epperson (Angie); great-nieces and nephews, Krissy, Kassy, Colton, Paislee, and Jase; an aunt, Ola Jones, many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Arrangement are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com. Live to Ride…Ride to Live.
Friday, 22 May 2020 12:08

Douglas Reed Pond

Douglas Reed Pond, age 70, of Chesapeake, VA and formerly of Lawrenceville, VA passed away April 28, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick Church Pond. He is survived by his mother, Joy Holman Pond; his loving wife, Sharon Comer Pond; his two children, Christopher Douglas Pond and wife Michelle and Laura Pond Lujan and husband David; his beloved grandchildren, Harmony, Daisy and Taylor Pond, Grayson Skinner and Adeline Lujan; his brothers, David Pond (Sandy) of Glastonbury, CT and Richard Pond (Lynn) of West Hartford, CT; his niece, Brittany Pond; and his nephews, Eric, Tyler, Spencer, Austin and Hunter Pond. Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In memory of Doug, please consider making a contribution to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave. Annapolis, MD 21403 or at www.cbf.org. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory will be handling the arrangements. Please leave online condolences at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:36

Blanche Grammer Walker

Blanche Grammar Walker, age 76, of South Hill, VA, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020. Born in Sussex County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Linwood E. and Gertrude Walden Grammar. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Selden Walker, a son, Wesley Krenicky, Jr., a brother, Glenn Grammar, and a sister, Sonya Seymour. Blanche retired from Dinwiddie County Public Schools as a cafeteria manager and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in South Hill. She loved birds, flowers, and animals of every kind. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Scott (Keith) of Dinwiddie; sons, Brandon Krenicky (Megan) and Josh Krenicky (Austin) all of Sutherland; grandchildren, Megan Cutchin (Jason), Cody Scott (Ashley), and Tiffany Gibbs (Adam) all of Dinwiddie, nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye Mattox of Waverly and Gloria Thweatt of Prince George; a special friend, Charles Rickers, as well as several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to S.N.A.P.S., P.O. Box 191, Chase City, VA 23924 or Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 295, La Crosse, VA 23950. Arrangement are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Monday, 04 May 2020 15:12

Miles Thomas Clarke

Miles Thomas Clarke, age 66, of Gasburg, VA, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020. Born in Halifax County, NC, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Clary Clarke. He was an avid horse racing fan and enjoyed working in the Produce Department at Food Lion. Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife, Barbara Aycock Clarke; children, Jennifer Ashby (Brian), Zach Clarke, Francheska Ferguson (Sean), Bobbie Reed (Chris), Earl Wheeler, and Scott Wheeler; grandchildren, Brenley, Clarke, Zac, Haley, Gavin, Taylor, Chasity, Megan, and Jayden; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Triston; and his beloved dog, Rocko. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery, 175 Ankum Road, Gasburg, VA 23857. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pennies From Angels, P.O. Box 511, Black Creek, NC 27813 or Ladies of the Lake, P.O. Box 55, Henrico, NC 27842.
Monday, 20 April 2020 14:07

Michael David Kelly

Michael David Kelly, age 59, of Chesterfield, VA, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 after battling Covid-19. Mike was born in Germany into a military family and spent most of his early life in Michigan. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 18 years, most of which was as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He retired at Fort Lee, VA with the rank of Master Sergeant. Mike’s civilian career was in information technology. He worked in higher education, both working in and teaching IT at Richard Bland College, and most recently as a Systems Administrator for the Virginia Department of Social Services. He was very active in the Masonic Fraternity. He was a Past Master of Dupont Lodge No. 289 A.F. & A.M. and served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 29th Masonic District in 2019. For his hard work and dedication, Mike was named Outstanding District Deputy Grand Master by the Grand Master of Masons on Virginia. Mike was known for his wit and humor. He will be remembered for his bright smile, his ability to make people laugh, and his desire to share his many gifts with all that he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Burton Kelly and Myrna Cartwright Kelly; his second mother, Ruby Kelly; a brother, Tim Kelly; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Guthrie. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nancy Kelly; sons, Adam Kelly and Matthew Kelly; siblings, Kathy Bell, Leslie Kelly, Iris Buttons, and Tom Kelly, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Old Powhatan Baptist Church, 2202 Old Church Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or Dupont Lodge No. 289 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 395, Hopewell, VA 23860. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
Sunday, 19 April 2020 19:14

Shirley Ann Writtenberry Doyle

Shirley Ann Writtenberry Doyle, age 80, of Lawrenceville, VA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Writtenberry and is preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Writtenberry. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Wesley Dewitt Doyle; her children, Timothy Doyle, Sherry Clary and husband Kenneth, and Kristie Marri and husband Francis; two granddaughters, Brittany C. Peebles and husband Tiler and Katlyn Clary; her brothers, June and Jesse Writtenberry; and her sister, Judy Sullivan. Funeral services will be held at Lawrenceville Baptist Church, in the parking lot on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. We ask that you stay in your car to listen to the service. A private burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 64, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 14:54

Michael Gregory Barricks

Michael Gregory Barricks, age 28, of Matoaca, VA, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 6th, 2020. Born in Petersburg, VA, he was the son of Stanley M. Barricks and Charlene D. Barricks. He is survived by his parents; his sister, V. Madison Estes (Brandon); his brother, Cody W. Barricks (Meghan); Nephews, Braxton and Carter, and Niece Elizabeth; Grandparents, Buddy Barricks, Faye Barricks, Benny Cockerham, and Pat Cockerham; Uncles, Todd and Clay; Aunts, Lori, Georgia Anna, Bridget; Cousins, Dani, John, David, Kayla, Justin, Keith, Nathan, Jacob, and Beau. Michael was born on July 25th, 1991. He graduated high school as most flirtatious in 2009, he then enlisted in the United States Army in 2010 as a Geospatial Analyst finishing his enlistment in 2014 then working in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2016 as an investigator. He had many other accomplishments and awards. He was devoted to his family, was a loving son/grandson, big brother, and uncle. He loved spending his free time in the outdoors enjoying nature. He loved traveling; upon his many travels few of his favorites included Hawaii and Thailand. He always strived for excellence, was a good listener, loved to debate, smart, funny, excellent problem solver, and did not mind helping anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Gone but never forgotten. Funeral Services will be held but not disclosed due to the restrictions taking place at this time only limited amount of people are allowed. Anyone who knew and loved Michael is welcome to come show their respects anytime after the service please contact family for burial site location. In lieu of flowers you may make a contribution to your choice drug recovery program. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
Monday, 06 April 2020 16:13

Charles "Chuck" Victor Omick

Charles “Chuck” Victor Omick, 75, of Lawrenceville, Va., departed this life on April 4, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Felicia; son Charlie; and son and daughter-in-law Joey and Lara. Funeral arrangements will be decided at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to VCU Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284 or Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 823 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Monday, 06 April 2020 14:52

JaVerne Threatte McPeters

JaVerne Threatte McPeters was born on October 15, 1950. She attended Cheraw (SC) public schools where she was known as a spirited and competitive basketball player. She later graduated from Francis Marion University receiving Cum Laude honors with a degree in English. JaVerne was known for her quick wit and sense of humor that either got her into trouble, or out of it, depending on the situation. After teaching for a number of years in Mecklenburg County (Virginia) school system, she moved on to teach GED classes at the Brunswick Correctional Center in Lawrenceville VA where she was recognized as the teacher of the year for the Virginia Department of Corrections. After retiring, she became an avid golfer where she could always be found wearing a strand of pearls and color coordinated outfit, pressed to the greatest of military standards. During her retirement, she treasured her time on the course with her friends and favorite tee time partner and husband, John A McPeters. When not golfing, her and John could be found on some grand adventure where laughing and great stories could be found. On April 5th 2020, she celebrated her arrival to the 19th hole, where the greatest course awaited her without worry of a putter betraying her while trying to save par. Greeting her at the clubhouse are her parents Edith Powers Bays and Arthur Oren Bays, Sr; brother in law Dan Gissendanner; and her first husband John W Threatte, Sr. Surviving are her son, John W Threatte Jr (Cheryl) of Florence SC; fraternal twin Jan Lester Bays (Marilyn); as well as her older brother Arthur Oren Bays, Jr (Ruth) and sister Irene “Reney” Bays Gissendanner. As she takes her place at the clubhouse, we have no doubt she will settle in for a front row seat to cheer on her grandson and the source of many laughs, Carter Bays, son of Minta Katherine Threatte, who also survives. A memorial service will be held at a later date.