Funerals & Obituaries

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Herman Martin Jones, 96, of Louisa, VA, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Herman was born on September 15, 1924 to his late parents, Virgil and Lillie Jones. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Irene Mabel Jones. He is survived by his son, James Melvin Jones, of Spotsylvania, VA; his daughter, Rita Jean Morris, of Palmyra, VA; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Columbia, VA, with a funeral to follow at 1:30pm. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Carole A. Kary, 79, of Palmyra, VA went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 9, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.     Carole was born February 26, 1942 in Worcester, Massachusetts,to her late parents, E. Harry and Anna (Anderson) Nylin.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Alfred P. Kary and her sister, Nancy LaRoche.     She is survived by her sister, Norma Francalangia; her sixchildren, Susan Livingston and her husband Larry, Christine Watkins and her husband Mark, Julie Jones and her husband Keith, Steven Kary, Tonya Kary and Susanne Harris; her cherished grandchildren Megan and her husband Chuck, Brittany and her husband Jason, Nathan and his wife Jane, Kari, Matthew, Kiara, Tyson, Hope and Tavian; eight great-grandchildren, Nate, Madilyn, Kaden, Eva, Kaiser, Lily, Sophie and Kaely; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.     Carole’s life was devoted to the Lord and her family.  She loved doing anything and everything with her late husband Al. Including visiting family and friends, trips to NYC, and helping him on his painting jobs. She loved music and singing in her church choir or singing along with any of her favorite singers,especially Johnny Mathis.  Her deep love of children was extended to the preschool children she worked with for many years at daycare centers, private schools and volunteering in her church nursery. Her loving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.     A family only graveside service will be held Saturday, May 29th.   The family would like to thank all the dedicated staff at Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center for their kind and loving care for our precious mother for these last few months.

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Agnes Celia Marks, 90, of Kents Store, VA, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2021.  Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin D. Marks, and one sister, Julia Grubbs.  She is survived by her son, Richard Marks (Libby); three grandchildren, Angela Wright (Cory), Paul Marks (Nikki) and Connie Humpherys (Robert); four great grandchildren and one sister, Lucille Filippo.  A visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church in Kents Store, VA with a funeral to follow at 2pm.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Edna Francis Hughes Grant passed away suddenly at her home on April 28, 2021.  She is survived by her brother, Verrel "Sonny" Hughes (Linden) and several generations of beloved nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; her sister, Ruth Marie Parrish and her parents, Verrel and Ruth Hughes.  Graveside services will be held at Westhampton Cemetery on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Dogwood Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA and Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Harold Brent Tucker, Sr., passed away peacefully in Charlottesville, VA on Monday, April, 19, 2021. He was born on June 25, 1960 in Sedalia, MO to the late William H. and Ella Layne Tucker. He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Delois Diane Tucker; a grandson, Gabriel Damien Tucker; a son, Matthew Lee Johnston, all of Palmyra, VA; brothers, James W. Tucker of Ft Myers, FL; Bobby Lee Tucker of Russell Point, OH; and a niece, Tracy Perkins of Columbia, MO. He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Harold Brent Tucker, Jr. and Kim McCauley of Palmyra, VA; daughters, Michelle Diane Tucker of Palmyra, VA and Dannielle Gibson and Brandon of Gordonsville, VA; his grandchildren, Alex, Brayden and Ben Tucker, Devin Tucker, Rileigh and Paislee Gibson; sisters, Karen Sanner and Perry of Earlysville, VA, Brenda Brockman and Richard of Columbia, MO, Janet Nordenson of Charlottesville, VA; brothers, Leonard "Pete" Tucker of Kansas City, MO and Orrin Tucker and Marvel of Sidney, OH; and a very special sister-in-law, Carolyn Ogle and Gary.  He held dear many nieces, nephews and special friends; especially his nephews, Wes Sanner of Earlysville, VA and PJ Sanner of Dillwyn, VA who spent their childhood visiting with Harold and Diane. Harold was a good man, husband and father, he never met a stranger he didn’t like.  He loved family cookouts and gatherings, loved spending time with family especially with his children and grandchildren, whether it was going to Kings Dominion or just hanging out. He loved the Raiders football team, rock music (especially KISS) and his pets, Bae Bae, who is in heaven waiting on him, Scooby and Dallas who will miss him dearly. Harold attended Charlottesville High School and worked many jobs such as Standard Produce, Carter’s Bread and driving tractor trailers which was his absolute favorite job to do. We would like to express our gratitude to the University of Virginia Cancer Center for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Kim McCauley, 217 Wylock Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Alice Stauffer Easton, 82, a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Born on July 8, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy Stauffer of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bernard Earl Easton. Alice is survived by her son, Bernard Earl Easton, Jr. (Chip) and his wife, Kelley; her daughter, Brandy Easton Mullins and her husband, Christopher, all of Keswick, Virginia. She is also survived by her treasured grandchildren, Taylor, Brittany, Trenton, Emily, Carryn and Will; and many dear cousins, friends and her faithful dog, Casey. Alice married her high school sweetheart, loved her children dearly and was so thrilled to become a grandmother.  She along with husband started Easton’s Furniture in 1964 which is still family owned today.   Alice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. She touched many lives and will be missed by many. A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Monticello Memorial Gardens, 670 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Arthur M. "Butch/Art" Taylor, 77, of Maidens, VA departed this life on April 19, 2021.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Victoria H. Taylor; his daughter, Teresa Loraine Taylor; his grandson, Jay Art Taylor; two great grandchildren, Severen Thomas Taylor and Juniper Wynn Taylor; a loyal Beagle, "Stumpy"; a brother, Ralph L. Taylor; a loving mother-in-law, Teresa B. Haun; nephews, Steve and Rob Carlton; a niece,  Mary Jones; Vicki's side of the family who he loved so much; many friends who knew him to be a cunning card player and fishing friends who coined him as "The Trashman".  He is an Army Vet and a life member of the VFW, Post #6364.  Graveside services will be held at Westhampton Memorial and Cremation Park, 10000 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238 on Monday, April 26, 2021 at noon.  Flowers may be sent to Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063.  After services a gathering will be held at The Moose Lodge located at 4366 Springfield Rd, Glen Allen, Va

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Shirley Sue Holman On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Shirley Sue Holman, 86, passed away peacefully in hospice care in Richmond, Virginia. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Jack Alvis; her two sons, Steven Holman and Richard “Rick” Holman, Sr.;brothers, Henry Darrell Kosechata, William “Billy” Kosechataand Teddy Warren Jones; and sister, Suda Kaye Ross Dugan. She was the born on October 25, 1934 in Walters, Oklahoma to the late Suda Tahsuda Kosechata, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 88. Shirley was the oldest of 8 children. She was a proud member of the Comanche Nation based in Lawton, OK. She attended Ft. Sill Indian School also in Lawton, OK. She was a retired telephone operator at Ft. Belvoir in Alexandria, VA and a Motor Pool Supply assistant. She was a long time resident of Goochland, VA. Shirley enjoyed watching sports more than anything. She was the number one fan of The Washington Redskins, The Washington Nationals and absolutely loved watching golf. She also loved her soap operas, her classic country like Merle Haggard and her rum and diet Pepsi. She loved playing cribbage and poker and loved having her nails painted. Mostly, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Shirley is survived by her son, Ronnie Burgess (of her and Bobby Burgess); her son, David Holman; her grandsons,Richard “R.J.” Holman, Jr. (Amy Holman), Ron Holman(Kathryn Holman) and Mike Holman; granddaughters, Melissa Holman, Ginnie Gregory (Mark Gregory), Shannon Holman andCrystal Holman; sister, D. Clo Kosechata Larsen, EvieKosechata Henson, Jean Ross; many great-grandchildren, niecesand nephews. She will be interred at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA, after a brief graveside service with family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Goochland County Animal Protection in Goochland, VA. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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Travis L. Porter, 49, of Lake Monticello, VA passed away suddenly on April 14, 2021. He is preceded in death by his Brother Michael, Maternal Grandmother Myrtle Shelters, and Paternal Grandmother Bessie Porter. Travis is survived by his wife, Kimberly Koltz Porter, of Lake Monticello, VA, his daughters, Aliana Porter and companion Mike Passanesi and their daughter Serena Passanesi of Louisa, VA and Julianna Porter of Colorado Springs, CO, his parents, Gary and Brenda Porter of Cadyville, NY, his sister Niki Dion and husband Joe Dion of Plattsburgh , NY, his stepdaughters, Cheryl Bridges and her husband Brandon of Louisa, VA, and Chasidy Koltz of Lake Monticello, his father-in-law Roger Koltz and his wife Jewel of Lake Monticello, VA, and sister-in-law Andrea Koltz of Virginia Beach, in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews. Travis will be remembered by family and friends as a loving & wonderful husband, father, son, friend, and supporter. He loved hunting, camping, and spending time with friends and family. He was always looking to make people laugh with his incredible sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. A viewing will be held in his honor at Sheriden Funeral Home in Kent Store, VA on Wednesday, April 21, from 6-8pm. There will be a Celebration of Life held for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for live plants.  

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On the evening of Friday, April 18, 2021, Judy Lynn Farrish passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 63.  She is preceded in death by her father, John Johnson, and mother,Barbara Houston.  She is survived by her loving husband,Kenneth Samuels; her son, Cody Farrish, daughter-in-law, Sarah Farrish, and grandsons, Zack and Colt; her son, Casey Farrish,daughter-in-law, Susan Farrish, and granddaughters, Emma and Peyton; step sons, Ken Ray Samuels and Cody Samuels; her siblings, Lamar Johnson, Samantha Hague and Belinda Johnson;and many special nieces and nephews. Judy was born on December 23, 1957, in El Paso, Texas.  After graduating from Annandale High School, she attended Mary Washington and graduated from the University of Virginia.  After graduating from the University of Virginia she began a long, fulfilling teaching career where she quickly found a home at Fluvanna County Public Schools.  She touched the lives of many students during her lengthy tenure as a Special Education Teacher at Central Elementary School.  She was known throughout the halls as the “Popcorn Lady” as she would always be seen carrying a bag of popcorn.  Her laugh was indistinguishable and could easily fill a room. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4-7pm at the Kents Store ARC building at 111 Kents Store Way, Kents Store, VA 23084.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Judy Farrish Memorial Fluvanna County Public Schools Attn: Brenda Gilliam 14455 James Madison Highway Palmyra, VA 22963

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