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Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:00

Debra Louise Reekes Edmonds

Debra Louise Reekes Edmonds, age 66, of Richmond, VA passed away August 20, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Christine Reekes and her brother, Freddie Reekes. She is survived by her love for 14 years, Graham Haddock; her children, Scott Edmonds and wife Michelle, Ashley Edmonds Walters and husband Byron, Elizabeth Jones and husband David, Paula Haddock and partner Tobias Sturmer and Rebecca Morse; her grandchildren, Madison and Jackson Walters, Ryan Edmonds, Casey, Daniel and Ethan Jones, and Sebastian and Narelle Morse; her sister-in-law, Peggy Reekes; her nieces and their families, Monica R. Morris, Melissa R. Rose and Melanie R. Newby; and her grand-dog, Banjo. A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, 5211 W Broad St., Suite 102, Richmond, VA. 23230 or online , www.askccf.org.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:43

William Ward Moseley

William Ward Moseley, AIA, passed away quietly July 23, 2019, at the age of 89. He was surrounded by family in his Naples, Fla., home. Four days later on July 27, 2019, his wife of 36 years, Patricia S. Moseley, also passed away at their home. Bill was born in Lawrenceville, Va., on March 26, 1930. After earning an architectural degree from Virginia Tech in 1952, he went to work in Richmond, Va., where he eventually started his own firm 50 years ago. Today, Moseley Architects has offices in 10 Mid-Atlantic cities. Bill received many architectural honors, including Virginia Small Businessperson of the Year in 1983, where he was honored with other state winners at a Rose Garden reception at the White House in Washington, D.C. After retirement, Bill pursued his love of painting and enjoyed a second award-winning career as an artist. He published several books of his paintings and showed work throughout the Southeast. He was most active in the Lake Gaston, Naples and Marco Island art communities. A past President of the Alumni Association, Bill loved all things Virginia Tech, especially football season. He enjoyed a lifetime playing golf, and the couple spent years of time with family and friends at "Birdsong," their home on Lake Gaston, N.C. Bill was predeceased by his father, William Stuart Moseley; mother, Annie Duke Moseley; and sister, Mary Stuart Moseley. He is survived by sons, William Ward Moseley II of Nags Head, N.C. and Robert Moncure Moseley and wife, Ellen, of St. Augustine, Fla. Bill had five grandchildren, Teal, Emma, Leda, Jewel and Hart. He had six great-grandchildren. Funeral services and a reception for both Bill and Pat are 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Monday, 12 August 2019 18:51

Alice Gibbs Clay

Alice Gibbs Clay, age 81, of Bracey, VA passed away August 12, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Denning and Ola Mae Gibbs; her son, Ernest Wilson Clay, III; her sisters, Ann Rash and Thurman Brown; and her brothers, Elton and Norban Gibbs. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Wilson Clay, Jr.; her daughter, Pamela E. Bland; her son, Wesley Dwayne Clay; her grandchildren, Heather C. Bland, Sean C. Bland, Hunter Wilson Clay, Austin Davis Clay and Payton Scearce; her great grandchildren, Lily V. Donovan, Jacob T. Donovan and Rosemarie N. Bland; her brothers, Warren, Larry and Earl Gibbs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cochran, VA. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Thursday, 08 August 2019 15:04

John Carson Peebles

John Carson Peebles, age 72, of Lawrenceville, VA passed away August 6, 2019. He is the son of the late Lawrence and Marie Peebles-Wright. He is preceded in death by two brothers, James A. Peebles and Robert S. Peebles, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cheryl; his son Bryan; his daughter Tanya and husband Chris; his brother, E. Maxey Peebles (Wanda); his sister, Emily Mayton (Bennie); sister-in-law, Trena Peebles; and many loved nieces and nephews, family and friends. Johnny served three years in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He had recently retired after 47 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Johnny was a long time member of the Lawrenceville Lions Club where he served as Treasurer. The family will receive friends Monday, August 12, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrenceville Lions Club, P.O. Box 214 Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 14:55

Patricia Ann Moseley

Patricia Ann Moseley, 72, died July 27, 2019, after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis and related illnesses. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17th, at 2:00 at Prospect United Methodist Church, Ebony, VA for Pat and her husband, William Ward Moseley, who died 4 days earlier. Pat and Bill spent their early retirement years at Lake Gaston, where Bill, with Pat's assistance, developed a second career as an artist. Pat was also a crucial contributor in designing and developing their home in Naples, FL. She was also a participant in philanthropic activities as much as her health would allow. Always with a smile and a laugh, she was a friend and motivator to many. She is survived by her twin brother, Michael Salmon and his wife, Jon Lee; a niece Tiffany Sanchez, as well as 2 Step-sons, and 5 Step-grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life service for Pat and Bill at Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island, FL in October.
Thursday, 01 August 2019 11:52

Sallie Seymour

Sallie Seymour, age 85, of Burtonsville, MD, formerly of Brodnax, VA passed away July 28, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Katharine Seymour and her brother, Spencer Seymour. She is survived by her sister, Marion Spence of Lawrenceville, VA, a nephew and several nieces. A memorial service will be held at Burnt Mills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Springs, MD on Saturday August 3, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Canaan Church Cemetery in Brodnax, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Burnt Mills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10915 Lockwood Drive, Silver Springs, MD 20901.
Monday, 29 July 2019 10:16

Linda Walker Peebles

Linda Walker Peebles, age 74, of Brodnax, VA passed away July 27, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Ethel Walker and her husband, George Edward “Billy” Peebles, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Wesley Walker and Mollie; her adopted children, Charles and Holly Hall; grandchildren, Ashley, Jessie and Natalie; her nieces and nephews; her fur babies, Pumpkin and Puddin and her grand dogs. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6457 Grandy Rd., Brodnax, VA 23920.
Friday, 26 July 2019 17:51

Hilda Marie Gill Ozlin

Hilda Marie Gill Ozlin, age 98, of Alberta, VA passed away July 25, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lucas Ozlin; her son, Robert Lucas Ozlin, Jr.; and her sister, Hazel Taylor. She is survived by her son, T. Gill Ozlin (Anne); daughter-in-law, Barbara Anne Ozlin (Jim Davis); her grandchildren, Anne Marie Gregor (Douglas), Bryan Ozlin (Dana) and Philip Ozlin (Aleana); her great grandchildren, Andrew and Wade Gregor and Addison, Maya and Nora Ozlin; and her cat “Pretty Boy”. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 522, Lawrenceville, VA 23868 or St. Jude’s, www.stjude.org.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:41

Shirley Alice Howerton Gibbs

Shirley Alice Howerton Gibbs, age 69, of McKenney, VA passed away July 22, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Howerton. She is survived by her husband, Warren Allen Gibbs; her son, Thomas Dale Rawlings; her daughter, Laura Rawlings; her grandchildren, Thomas D. Rawlings, Jr., Skye Nicole Smith, Stephanie Lynn Rawlings, Jasmine Star Rawlings, Ashia Jade Rawlings, Triston Rawlings, Olivia Rae Rawlings; her great grandchildren, John Ranson Smith, Allie Grace Barlow, Thomas Gabriel Barlow; her brother, Thomas D. Howerton; her nephew, Thomas D. Howerton, Jr.; and her niece, Beverly Frances Steed. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Asbury Cemetery, McKenney, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s at www.stjude.org. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:39

Lucy Lee Grove Powell

Lucy Lee Grove Powell, age 87, of Brodnax, VA passed away July 22, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Prince Powell. She is survived by her son, Vincent Powell and wife Michelle; her daughter, Janet Prince Powell Hall and husband Stephen; her grandchildren, Cara Hall Pepe (Sean), Laurel Hall Roberts (Dan), Whitney Michelle Powell, and Lindsey Powell Hardin (Jon); her sister, Nell McLeod; her two brothers, John D. Grove and James R. Grove (Dot); her sister-in-law, Kitty Powell Burge; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caretakers, Denise Edmonds, Mary Simon and Susan Vaughan. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville with interment at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Brodnax, VA. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove U.M.C., or Pleasant Grove U.M.C. Cemetery Fund, 6457 Grandy Rd., Brodnax, VA 23920.