Funerals & Obituaries

Charles O. Grady, better known as “Tator”, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Avis Grady, and his brother Clarence Reuben Grady. He is survived by his children, Cindy (Barbee) Cox, Sherry Grady, and Larry Dean Johnson (Valerie) who he raised as a son; grandchildren, Brandi (Kevin), Lindsay (David) and Nicole; and great – grandchildren, Nellie, James, and Sullivan. He is also survived by his three brothers James “Jim”, Vernon “Skeeter”, and Marion Lee “Puggy” Grady and many more family and friends. He also leaves behind a special friend, Vicky Kennedy. In his early years, he worked at Goat Hill Farm. He also worked for Parrish Motor Co. and J. E. Liesfeld. Then, later in life, he returned to his love of farming, at Greenfield Farm until his retirement. Tator had some unique hobbies, which included driving his #99 Ford at local tracks like Southside Speedway, South Boston Speedway and Langley Field Speedway. He also enjoyed singing Karaoke with friends. He will be fondly remembered as “Santa” in the communities of Goochland and Cumberland. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Norman Funeral Home located at 2982 River Road West, Goochland, from 5–7:30pm. A funeral service will be held at Mizpah Christian Church, 5257 Old Columbia Rd, Goochland, on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2pm, with a graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either: American Cancer Society/Relay for Life (Goochland & Louisa) http://relayforlife.org/goochlandva or Goochland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Association (Fife, Company 4) https://gvfra.wufoo.com/forms/r1i5hr4h0y0jwd0/.

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Brenda Gail Gibson Barrett, amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a true friend to all, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18th, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born on March 2nd, 1962 to the late James Gibson Jr. and Elizabeth Marie Eudy. She leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Steve H. Barrett, her son Gary Gibson (wife Kate) of Petersburg, a devoted daughter Brandy Gibson (husband Stacy) of Lexington, three brothers: Donald Gibson (wife Louise), Glen Gibson (wife Sonya), and Michael Gibson, eight grandchildren: Gary Jr (Bridgett), Dana (Ryan), Brayden, Katelyn, Eliza, Sydney, Alex and Chloe, two great grandchildren: Waylon and Kasen. As well as a host of nieces, nephews, and many more family and friends. Visitation will be held Monday, March 20, 6-8pm. at Sheridan Funeral Home, 4626 Cedar Lane Rd., Kents Store, VA. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday March 21st, 2pm at Beulah Baptist Cemetery, 1633 Kents Store Way, Kents Store, Va.

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Robert Allan Winfrey entered this world August 24, 1943, and bid farewell March 13, 2023. He was preceded in death by his brother, M.B.Winfrey Jr. and his parents, Matt and Jeannette Winfrey. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Keller; his niece, Karen Ellis and her son, Alex Tracoma; his niece, Krista Bayer (George) and their daughter, Eva. He was quietly proud of his service as a Green Beret in the Special Forces during Vietnam, where he served two tours and earned a Purple Heart. There will be a gathering of friends to be announced where people can share their memories. Special thanks to the staff at Sunrise of Bon Air, Heritage Oaks, and Beaufont Healthcare and Rehab for their care and sharing in the laughter he always brought. What a blessing God gave us.

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Minnie Anna Riccitelli, 96, of Goochland County, Virginia, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2023. Minnie was born on August 1, 1926, to Julian and Mattie Smith. She is survived by her two sons; Bill Fatt, Bobby Fat, her four daughters; Suzanne Ray (Curtis), Anita Barnes (Jimmy), Minnie Shifflett (Ray), Winnie Chenault, her sister Mary Pugh, her brother in-law Jimmy, twenty-one Grandchildren, twenty-two Great Grandchildren and two great, great, grandchildren. She is preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Larry Riccitelli, her son Clarence Duarte, Jr., and her daughter Shirley Henshaw. A visitation will be held on March 10, 2023, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Norman’s Funeral Chapel, 2982 West River Road, Goochland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 1:00pm at Perkins Baptist Church, 3146 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

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ELNOR BISHOP BUCK, age 94, of Charlottesville, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2023, in Louisa due to natural causes. Born in Rivanna, Albemarle County, Virginia to Ashley Bell Melton Bishop and Walter Emmett Bishop, Elnor attended school in Louisa County and graduated from Louisa County High School in June of 1947. She excelled in Home Economics and used those skills for the rest of her life. After graduation, Elnor moved to Charlottesville and embarked upon a career with Virginia Telephone and Telegraph Co., where she met the love of her life, Cary Richard Buck. After meeting her, Cary remarked, “I’m going to marry her!” And he was right - Cary and Elnor married in 1949. Elnor took time off from employment to raise her two children, Alison, and David, and was always active in their school functions. Elnor returned to the telephone company in 1963 and remained there until her retirement. It was during her retirement that she discovered her talent for painting watercolors. It became a passion that she maintained for the rest of her years. Elnor’s true happiness in life was her husband, children, grandchildren, and all her family. She was absolutely and steadfastly devoted to all of them. She never missed a birthday or special occasion, and often would help commemorate with the most delicious food. Life was pure joy for Elnor especially when her grandchildren David and Jason visited. A favorite past time for Elnor were annual visits to the beach. In later years the destination was the Outer Banks, and she always anticipated getting her toes in the sand with her family. Elnor was a beautiful woman who approached life with boundless energy, excellence, and a wonderful sense of humor. Her husband Cary used to say she went full speed ahead every day until it was time to rest. Elnor is survived by her children Carey Alison Waite (John) and David Brian Buck (Patricia), grandchildren David Anthony Buck (Brian Gilbert) and Jason Beach (Jonathan Bugeja). She is survived by her sister-in-law Lillie Mae Bishop, brother-in-law David Carroll Buck, her nieces: Virginia B. Edwards (Arthur), Stephanie D. Bickers, Jerry A. Herron (Alex), Elizabeth B. Brockwell (Troy), and her nephews: Michael W. Perkins (Connie), James R. Bishop, Herbert A. Moore Jr. (Nancy), Cary D. Buck (Marie), Larry K. Buck (Joyce) and her special and loving friends Elmer and Joyce Roberts. Elnor is preceded in death by her husband Cary Richard Buck, father Walter Emmet Bishop, Mother Ashley Bell Melton Bishop, brother Arthur B. Bishop, and sisters: Dorothy B. Brookman and Dora Lee B. Perkins. In lieu of funeral services, the family will have a memorial visitation at Sheridan Funeral Home, 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kents Store on Saturday March 18, 2023, between the hours of 5-7pm.

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Gregory Lee Stowers, 66, originally of Loudoun County, VA passed away January 27, 2023.  Born March 4, 1956, he was the son of the late Claude Swanson Stowers, Sr. and the late Ellen Kirkpatrick “Granny” Stowers.  He was a 1974 graduate of Loudoun Valley High School.  Greg grew up on a dairy farm in Waterford and was involved in 4-H from a young age.  He was a skilled carpenter, employed by Elmore Construction Company for many years, later working in the Richmond area for Design Line Remodelers and Deep Run Renovations.  Greg is survived by a daughter, sister Carol McComb of Purcellville, brother Joseph Stowers (Candy) of Christiansburg, several nieces and nephews.  Greg was preceded in death by his brothers Claude Swanson Stowers, Jr. and John Aldridge Stowers. Please join the family for a memorial service at 11am on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 12942 Lutheran Church Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180.

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Grandstaff, Moses Samuel, 84, of Goochland, Va, passed peacefully on February 21, 2023. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann H. Grandstaff. He is survived by his son, Thomas Peplinski; two grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Peplinski; two sisters, Adell Hicks and Thelma Atkinson, and a host of nieces, nephews and church family.  Sam spent his career at Philip Morris. He enjoyed working on the farm and spending summers at the “Rivah” with his many friends. The family would like to give special thanks to Dorothy Perry for her loving care and support of Sam. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 23, at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road, Goochland, Virginia, from 4 to 8 pm. A service will be held Friday, February 24th, at 2 pm, at Perkins Baptist Church, 3146 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Perkins Baptist Church.

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Rosa Poore Roberts, 92, of Goochland, Virginia went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2023.  Rosa was born the daughter of Frank & Myrtle (Granny) Poore on May 28, 1930. She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde M. Roberts, Sr. & her brothers, Albert & Alfred Poore. She is survived by her sister Gene Williams, her son Buck (Pat) Roberts; Nana to her grandchildren, Tripp (Renee) Roberts & Tiffany (Tim) Gibson; great grandchildren Stephen (Elicia) Roberts, Summer Gibson, Mackenzie Roberts, Waylon & Tori Gibson; and Aunt to Linda (Mac) Rowh & Buckwheat (Fran) Poore. Rosa lived her life serving the Lord, her family and anyone in need of a helping hand. Funeral services will be held at Perkins Baptist Church, 3146 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland, VA on Friday, February 24 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Perkins Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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Elnor Pauline Bishop Buck, 94, of Charlottesville, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2023. She is in the care of Sheridan Funeral Home and service information and obituary to follow.

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Eleanor Herweyer, age 84, died on February 15, 2023, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her second husband, Elliott Herweyer, and her daughter from her first marriage, Saundra Muncy, of San Rafael, California. Elliott appreciates that Eleanor was cared for with love and compassion throughout her illness since 2018 by her stepchildren and step grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunrise-Tuckahoe memory care center and Serenity First Hospice for treating her with dignity and keeping her comfortable. Final services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Serenity First Hospice Foundation, Serenity Saints, 4915 Fitzhugh Ave, Richmond, VA 23230.

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