Funerals & Obituaries

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Dorothy Payne Ream, 81, passed away on October 19, 2020, from a tragic fall while playing with her grandchildren. She was born on August 19, 1939 in Darby,PA, a daughter of the late Paul Payne and Christine Sack Payne. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to everyone. She was a member of Wesley Chapel in Rock Hall, MD. She loved to travel and was a very active member in the community. Mrs. Ream is survived by her husband, Raymond Charles Ream, of twenty eight years; brother, Robert P. Payne; sons, Russell Ashley, Glen P.Ashley, David Ream and Michael Ream; daughter, Nicole Wilkins; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren;and other family and friends who will miss her. Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA,with a visitation held one hour prior from 10am – 11am. Interment will follow at MountGilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Tabscott, VA.  In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel, 6065 Rock Hall Road, RockHall, MD 21661 orMount Gilead Baptist Church, 4768 Shannon Hill Road, Columbia, VA 23038. Please sign a guestbook at watsonfuneralservices.com. Watson Funeral Services andCrematory, 2300 Hwy. 378, Conway, SC is serving the family.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Swartz, Winifred Leedy “Winnie”, 94, of Arvonia, VA in Buckingham County, left this earthly realm on Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born on February 24, 1926 in Luray, VA and grew up at her current residence in Arvonia, VA. Winnie served as a United States Navy nurse, a registered nurse at Richmond Memorial Hospital and was a beloved substitute teacher at both Moody Middle and Short Pump Middle Schools. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA. Our Mom was a best friend to many lifelong friends and was loved by so many who will sorely miss her presence and magnetic smile. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Amy)and Tim (Becky); her devoted daughter, Cyndi (Andy); six grandchildren, Meghan (Jason), Bryn (Mandy), Rebecca (James), Mallory (Paul), Shaun (Ryan) and Ryan (Mayer): and four great-grandchildren. A private burial will be held at Arvon Community Cemetery and a Celebration of Life virtual tribute will be posted at www.rememberingwinnie.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to www.giving.massgeneral.org  under Faustman Lab (researching a cure for diabetes).  Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland is handling the arrangements.  

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Posted 1 month ago

Robert Leroy Brown, 89, of Palmyra, VA, departed this life on September 8, 2020.  During his career as a carpenter he traveled through many states, his last was Virginia where he met his now pre-deceased wife, Donna Taft Brown, and shared over 25 years of marriage together.  He is survived by the 5 children of Donna Brown: Debra Wilds (Mark), Henry "Bryan" Taft, Robert "Bob" Taft, Teresa Neal (Paul) and Michael Taft (Ghizlaine); 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren of Virginia and a brother and sister of Pennsylvania.  Bob was known for his quirky sense of humor.  His friends and family will get great laughs, when they reminisce about his shenanigans.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in his name to be sent to: COMMONWEALTH CATHOLIC CHARITIES, 1601 ROLLING HILLS DRIVE, RICHMOND, VA 23229.  A private family memorial officiated by Reverend Kameron Wilds, will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Posted 2 months ago

Jenkins, Essie Lucille Johnson passed away on August 26, 2020. She was born on April 18, 1920 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.  She graduated from Windsor High School before attending Elon College in North Carolina. Essie was preceded in death by her parents, George Frederick Johnson and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Parker Johnson; her sisters, Mary Emily Johnson Brinkley and Martha Evelyn Johnson Haythe Harrelson; her husband, The Honorable Joel Franklin Jenkins; her son, Bruce Clarence Jenkins (Maria Carolina); and her daughter, Ellen Gayle Jenkins (formerly Visotsky). She is survived by her twin sons, Frederick Parker Jenkins and Franklin Julian Jenkins (Deborah); grandchildren, Andrew Parker Jenkins (Christy), Joel Michael Jenkins, Gerald Matthew Jenkins (Nichole), Bradley Franklin Jenkins (Krisstel), Matthew Julian Jenkins, Carol Ellen Visotsky, Michael Thomas Visotsky (Chelsea) and Tyler Lee Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Averi (Jon), Campbell, Blake, twins, Tansy and Fina, Meron, Amias, Margaret, Keller, Hannah, Matthew, Savannah, Mason, Colton, Aston and Emily. Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 2955 River Road West, Goochland, Virginia 23063. Norman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Shirley Hamm Sadler is survived by her husband, Joe Sadler of 60 years, a person whom she loved very much and continued caring for until she departed this life on October 4, 2020. Shirley is survived by her three sisters, Jean Roberts, Brenda Browning and Debbie Williams; and a brother, Kenneth Hamm. Additionally, she is survived by her nieces and nephews, Kim Holdren, Christi Carder, Elizabeth Hamm, Jolene Hamm, Heather Marti, Mark Roberts, Travis Williams and Chad Williams. Shirley loved her family very much and enjoyed being with them at numerous family gatherings, especially birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Shirley was educated at Albemarle High School (Class of 1959) and Piedmont Virginia College. She retired from Comdial after a long career. Shirley was a member of the Nortonsville Church of God for fifty years, where she taught in the children’s Sunday School classes. Additionally, she was one of the founders of their children’s church and considered to be the church’s honorary historian.  She truly loved the Lord from the bottom of her heart and enjoyed sharing that love with her many Sunday School students and the people she met along the way. The family would like to thank Shirley and Joe’s neighbors for their expressions of kindness and helping hands during their illnesses. Visitation will be at the Nortonsville Church of God, 1505 Simmons Gap Road, Dyke, VA 22935 on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., funeral services at 11:00 a.m. and interment at the Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville, VA. Reverend Greg Payne and Reverend David Alison will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Posted 1 month ago

Our beloved mother, Charlotte A. Clark “Midge”, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2020 at her home in Columbia, VA.  She was born April 9, 1938 in Newark, NJ and grew up in that area whereshe attended Irvington High School.    On February 15, 1957, she married her best friend, Charles L. Clark.  They raised 3 daughters, 3 sons, a grandson and went on to foster many more children in their later years.   Mrs. Clark moved from New Jersey to Virginia in 1999, where she enjoyed her retirement with her husband.   Better known by her family and friends as “Midge” or “Gigi”, this spit fire graced our lives with her energy, love and kindness.  An original all on her own, she was a beauty that always made a grand entrance.  She was the first behind the camera capturing every family moment.  She was a master quilter and seamstress, passing on her trade to both her daughters and granddaughters.  She was our score keeper, dice champion and Penny Pinnacle queen.  Our hummingbird loving, gardening, sewing, dog mom, with a love for jewelry, collections and most of all her family.  From the camping trips, family BBQ’s, romantic duets, dance moves for days, smile, tenacity and strength, these memories will forever fill our hearts.  These are the gifts and moments Midge was able to give to us and for this we are forever grateful and will miss her terribly.  Love to you Gigi ~~~ Love to you Mom ~~~ Love to you always Midge.   She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles L. Clark; her two sons, Charles Clark and Timothy Clark; her three daughters, Katherine McCauley, Beverly Odell and Marie-Elena Gensel; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   Midge will be greatly missed by her husband, Charles L. Clark, and her life will be forever cherished in the lives of her 5 children, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 foster child. Family, friends and others who knew Charlotte A. Clark are invited to the Sheridan Funeral Home at 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kents Store, VA, 23084, from 12 – 2 pm on Monday, September 28, 2020to reminisce, grieve and support each other. In Loving Memory Charlotte A. “Midge” Clark  Beloved Wife, Mother & Grandmother If flowers grow in Heaven If flowers grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my mother’s arms And tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile

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Posted 2 months ago

Staff Sergeant Byron L. Babbitt, U.S.M.C Ret., 84, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2020 at home in Crozier, VA. Born in Iowa City, IA, Byron was the son of the late Lazelle Clair and Juliette Elmore Babbitt. He was a former resident of Jacksonville, NC, Muscatine, IA and Fork Union, VA. He served 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam Era and the Cold War. During his service, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, Navy “E” Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal.     Byron was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the V.F.W, the American Legion and was a founding member of the U.S. Seagoing Marine Association serving as the Association’s first president. He was proud to have been instrumental in the placement of a permanent monument at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA to recognize the service and sacrifice of all seagoing marines.     He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; brothers, Frank and Freeland; and sisters, Frances and Betty. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sam and DeNae Babbitt of Crozier, VA; his son, James Babbitt of Southern Pines, NC; his 2 grandchildren, Alejandra and Isaac Babbitt of Crozier, VA; his sister, Jackie Cole of Muscatine, IA and his many nieces and nephews.     Byron loved animals and would have been pleased that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Caring for Creatures, 352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963. Byron will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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Karen Ann Siddons Hicks, 63, of Sandy Hook, VA went home to be with her Lord on Monday, September 21, 2020 with her devoted husband by her side. Karen was born March 5, 1957 to Durwood Belmont and HazelProffitt Siddons. She worked for over 40 years as a hairstylist in Goochland County serving dozens of family and friends. She also enjoyed catering events for Hickory Notch Grill in her spare time. A member of Perkins Baptist Church, she served the Lord and her community on various committees. She leaves behind her loving husband of 40 years, John Wayne Hicks, of Sandy Hook, VA; daughter, Mandy Mills (Johnny) of Louisa, VA; sons, Daniel Hicks (Kasey) of Sandy Hook, VA, Kyle Hicks (Leighanna) of Columbia, VA, John Austin Hicks (Leslie) of Sandy Hook, VA; eight grandchildren, Dylan Mills, Reagan Mills, Chase Hicks, Colton Hicks, Easton Hicks, Cannon Hicks, Parker Ann Hicks and Walker Hicks. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Siddons (Bonnie) of Goochland, VA; sisters, Kay Melton of Sandy Hook, VA, Kim Carroll (Bob) of Henrico, VA; and sister-in-law, Dayle Case of Columbia, VA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Thomas Melton and Michael Case. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, most likely at a ball field somewhere; cooking and baking, spending time with her siblings and extended family, socializing with her ‘hair people’, shopping and sharing her faith with all she came in contact with. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00am at Perkins Baptist Church, 3665 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland, VA and will be conducted by Darvin Satterwhite; a graveside service will follow. Friends may join the family Wednesday, September 23, 2020from 5:00-7:00pm at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road W., Goochland, VA. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and doctors at Virginia Cancer Institute for the compassion and devotion shown to her and her family during her courageous 5+ year battle with breast cancer. Karen was a sweet inspiration and her faith remained steady throughout the course of her treatments. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or the Perkins Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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Posted 3 months ago

Evelyn M. Bottoms, 87, of Goochland, VA went to her heavenly home on July 30, 2020. Born March 27, 1933, to Blanche and Munsey McCloud, Evelyn lived and worked in Richmond, VA until retirement and returned to Goochland, VA to live with her daughter, Linda Thurston and her husband, Howard. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bernice Proffitt (Charles) and Rosa Mae Kidd (Garland) and brothers, Linwood McCloud (Hebbie) and Billy McCloud (Debbie). She is survived by her sisters, Hazel Millway (John) of Troy, VA and Ann Proffitt of San Pierre, IN as well as many nieces and nephews. Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA is providing arrangements and interment is private. Friends are encouraged to make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. Life is precious, handle with loving care.

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Della Mae Daniels Dudley, 45, of Palmyra, VA passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 18, 2020. She married Thomas Dudley in March of 2000 and they raised their children in Palmyra, VA. She worked as a caretaker, bank teller, electrician’s helper and receptionist for the University of Virginia Heart Center. Della was beloved and made a positive impact wherever she worked. She loved painting, fishing, cooking, gardening and taking long Sunday drives with her husband. Della shared her love of pets with Byrd, Mufasa, BooBoo, Bubba and Cheddar. She always took the opportunity to be near the water, whether it was the beach or the lake to fish. Della enjoyed being in the sun and being with her family and children. She took the opportunities to enjoy every part of life. In addition to her devoted husband Tommy, Della is survived by her children, Hannah, Damion and T.J.; one brother and two sisters. A memorial will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the A.R.C. Hall at 111 Kents Store Way, Kents Store, VA.Please join us to celebrate the life of Della Dudley. Refreshments will be available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Della’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. Della Mae Daniels Dudley, 45, of Palmyra, VA passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 18, 2020. She married Thomas Dudley in March of 2000 and they raised their children in Palmyra, VA. She worked as a caretaker, bank teller, electrician’s helper and receptionist for the University of Virginia Heart Center. Della was beloved and made a positive impact wherever she worked. She loved painting, fishing, cooking, gardening and taking long Sunday drives with her husband. Della shared her love of pets with Byrd, Mufasa, BooBoo, Bubba and Cheddar. She always took the opportunity to be near the water, whether it was the beach or the lake to fish. Della enjoyed being in the sun and being with her family and children. She took the opportunities to enjoy every part of life. In addition to her devoted husband Tommy, Della is survived by her children, Hannah, Damion and T.J.; one brother and two sisters. A memorial will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the A.R.C. Hall at 111 Kents Store Way, Kents Store, VA.Please join us to celebrate the life of Della Dudley. Refreshments will be available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Della’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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