Funerals & Obituaries

Posted 1 month ago

Alice DeeAnn (Davis) Hodges July 2, 1978 - September 20, 2020 Alice DeeAnn Hodges passed away at her home in Palmyra, VA on Sunday, September 20, 2020. She is survived by her sons, Tyler Davis of Greenville, VA and Blake Davis-Hodges of Stuarts Draft, VA; her daughter, Eliana Hodges of Greenville, VA; her step-daughter, Marissa Hodges of Stuarts Draft, VA; and her mother, Diane Davis of Palmyra, VA.  She is also survived by her sister, Brookie Crawford (Robert); her niece, Cordelia Crawford; and her nephew, Dorian Crawford, all of Mechanicsville, VA. Born in Illinois on July 2, 1978, she loved to crochet, watch her DVDs and most of all, she loved her children. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Fluvanna Calvary Chapel located at 2772 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA where all are welcome attend.


Posted 9 months ago

Jason (Jas) Christopher Copeland, 41, of Palmyra, VA passed away February 3rd 2020. He was born on January 19, 1979 in Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Copeland and Cindy McWilliams; his grandparents, Leonard and Phyllis (Nanny) Copeland; 1 aunt, Brenda Sheffield and 1 uncle, Robin Bubb. He is survived by his brother, Chad Copeland and wife, Jessie, of Scottsville, VA; 2 sisters, Ashley Fitzgerald and husband, Mike, of Scottsville, VA and Stephanie Campot of Newport News, VA; 2 nephews, Connor and Leonard; 1 niece, Alannah; grandparents, Robert (Bob) and Donna Bubb of Pennsylvania; 2 cousins, Stephanie Pumphrey of Texas and Steven McDonald of Texas; Gina Schimming and her husband Don of Somerset, VA; girlfriend Chrystal Heuer and her son Daniel of Coulterville, IL and a host of extended family and friends.  Jason had a deep passion for music and cooking. He had a way of telling a story that made you feel like you were there when it happened.  He loved all types of movies and loved reciting “Tommy Boy” with his sister, Ashley. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service will be held at the Palmyra Firehouse at 14567 James Madison Highway, Palmyra, VA 22963 on Saturday, February 15th 2020 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me page has been set up in honor of Jason.


Posted 4 months ago

   William Eugene Sclater, 90, died peacefully at his Lake Monticello home in Palmyra Monday, June 29, 2020.      He was born on March 28, 1930 in Cary, North Carolina to the late Marcus Winn Sclater and Lelia Pearle Wright Sclater.  In his early youth, he moved with his family to Fluvanna County where he lived most of his life.  Mr. Sclater was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Wright Sclater.      Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Jean Lois Wood Sclater; four children, William E. Sclater, Jr (Butch) and his wife, Karin, of Palmyra, Daniel W. Sclater and his wife, Kay, of Prince William, Patricia Trader and her husband, Gary, of Palmyra, Gregory W. Sclater and his wife, Pamela, of Palmyra; one brother, Marcus Weldon Sclater (MW), and his wife, Shirley, of Ashland; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.        Mr. Sclater championed hard work and earning a respectable living and found it so rewarding that he continued working through his 80s.  He was a business owner/operator in multiple career fields to include farming, logging, trucking, residential construction and commercial real estate.  His final venture was the development of the Crofton Plaza at Lake Monticello providing convenient access to gas, shopping, medical, and other business facilities.      He strongly believed in God, family, and helping others.  He was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church and supported Calvary Chapel and other local churches.  Most recently, the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce awarded him the 2015 Community Impact Award for his outstanding community service and concurrently Meals on Wheels recognized his dedication and service to those in need.      Due to continuing health concerns related to COVID-19, a private funeral service will be held.  A virtual service will be live streamed on July 7th at 11:00 a.m. the service can be viewed at .      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Monticello Rescue Squad or Fluvanna County Meals on Wheels.


Posted 2 weeks ago

Laura Jeanette Vanderscheer (née Cranker)  After a brief illness, Laura passed away on September 29, 2020 at the age of 46.  Laura is survived by her husband of 25 years, Anthony “Tony”Vanderscheer, and her two beautiful children, Hunter age 11 and Emma age 3. Hunter and Emma take comfort in knowing that mommy loved them deeply and is now in heaven with her pink wings. Laura had a smile that would light up any room. She was a very generous, loving and thoughtful soul. She also had a contagious laugh that we will all deeply miss. Anyone that knew Laura knows that she loved animals. We are pretty sure it was common knowledge in the land of the four-legged that if you were lost orwithout a home to go straight to her house. Laura was predeceased by her father, Stephen Cranker (2017);paternal grandparents, Gerald and Doreen Cranker; and maternal grandfather, John Goff. Laura will be terribly missed by her mother, Pat Cranker;brother, Paul Cranker (Kim); and her Nanny, Elma Goff. She was the proud niece of Dale and Randy Neal, Stephen Goff, Stewart Goff and Anne and Gary Betts. She had many cousins and extended family members that were very important to her. Laura will also be sadly missed by her mother and father-in-law,Phyllis and Bill Vanderscheer Sr.; brother-in-law, Bill Vanderscheer (Angela); sister-in-law, Sandra Skeete (Warren);and brother-in-law, Jerry Vanderscheer (Crystal).  Laura was an immensely proud aunt to Kyle and Shawn Cranker, Ashley and Rachael Vanderscheer, Ava and Gabriel Vanderscheer and Kira Skeete. Laura had many friends and co-workers that she considered family both in Canada and the United States. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Anyone wishing to honor Laura’s memory are asked to donate to an animal rescue of your choosing.    


Posted 2 weeks ago

Ethel Mae Robinson DeLong of Troy, Virginia passed from this life on October 11, 2020, at the age of 73, surrounded at home by her loving family.  Born April 16, 1947 in Richmond, Virginia, Mae was raised in Cohasset, Virginia.  A graduate of Fluvanna County High School, she began her career at Bank of America’s Trust Department and retired from University of Virginia Student Health.  Mae was active in the community as she served on the Fluvanna County Rescue Squad, volunteered with the Virginia Department of Elections and supported the Fluvanna SPCA.  Mae was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church where she volunteered on the Social Committee. Born into a railroad family, Mae developed a lifelong love of trains. Mae was pre-deceased by the love of her life and husband of over 30 years, Bill DeLong.  She is survived by two sons, Lee (Julianna, Alexandra & Liliana) of McLean, Virginia and John (Ruth, Caleb & Hannah) of Zion Crossroads, Virginia.  Later in life, Mae was fortunate to share time with her close friend and companion, George Goodell, with whom she explored the world. Visitation will occur from 5 - 7pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, Virginia with funeral services at 10am on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Troy, Virginia.  Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are appreciated.  In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Mae’s memory to the Fluvanna SPCA or any charity of your choice.


Posted 12 months ago

James (Jim) Sylvester Normile, age 49, of Bremo Bluff, Virginia passed away on October 28, 2019 in his home. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Mildred Bocs and Michael Normile, as well as his sister, Angel Kannard. He is survived by his wife, Tisha Normile, two sons, Cody and Casey Normile, two step daughters Angela Phillips and Arlene Viviani, stepson Joey Cambria, two son-in-laws Zach Phillips and Joey Viviani, four grandsons, Jordan Cambria, Carter Viviani, Ben Viviani, and Gavin Normile, two brothers Michael Normile and Gene Messersmith, stepfather Imre Bocs, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Jim was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. He lived various places growing up. He then attended Wall High School in Wall, New Jersey. After high school he spent many years in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2010 he reconnected with his high school sweetheart. They got married, so he then moved to be with his beloved wife in Bremo Bluff, Virginia. Jim was the owner of a company, JTI Inspections. He enjoyed his daily morning roadtrips across Virginia to do home inspections. He also enjoyed watching movies, anything to do with cars, and spending time with his family and pets. He was well known for his humorous storytelling and generous heart. He was very proud of all of the accomplishments of all of his children. Jim was a man who would drop everything to help those who he loved. He is going to be missed dearly by many. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 to honor Jim. The service will take place at 2:00 P.M. at Fork Union Baptist Church, 4745 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union, VA 23055.


Posted 4 months ago

Phillip Gardell Payne, 72, departed this Earthly life and entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2020 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1947 in Palmyra, VA to the late Lawrence L. and Virginia M. Payne. He was a dedicated and loving husband of 38 years, devoted father, loving grandfather and great grandfather, and an affectionate person with a true spirit of love. Phillip was a member of The Haden Chapel United Methodist Church in Palmyra, VA. He had a love for Rhythm & Blues and always had a gift of spreading joy and laughter. Phillip is preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife, Sandra Payne; four sons, C. D. Jasper, Gerald Gregory, Scott Bauchman and Phillip Gardell Payne II; one daughter, Martina Payne; two stepdaughters, Carlitha M. Giles and Vallarie A.Johnson; two son-in-law's and two daughter-in-law's;four brothers, Theodore Payne, James Payne, Charles Payne and Lloyd Martin, Sr.; one sister, Pearl Greene; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Family viewing will be July 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sheridan Funeral Home located in Kents Store, VA. Graveside Funeral services will be held on July 17, 2020 at 2pm at the family home located at 143 Martin Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963. Interment will follow at the family cemetery. The family would like to thank you for your kind words, generous acts and support during this time. Special thanks to the UVA Emergency Room, UVA ICU staff, Sheridan Funeral Home, Union Baptist Church Scottsville, Friends and Family.


Posted 3 months ago

Morgan Pent Salmon, passed away on July 26, 2020 after a brief illness.  Morgan was born on February 4, 1951 in Richmond, but grew up in Goochland, VA.  He graduated from Goochland High School and was inducted into the Army in February 1971.  He was stationed in Germany where he was awarded The National Defense Service medal, as well as Marksman and Sharp Shooter M-16 designations.  He co-owned a tree service business until retirement.  Morgan was preceded in death by his father, Pent M. Salmon.  He is survived by his mother Catherine Salmon, brothers Mike Salmon (Edie), Ron Salmon (Lynn); sister Debbie Nicholas (Gary); 1 nephew, 4 nieces and 4 great nephews.  Everyone loved Morgan, he had many friends and will be greatly missed.  Graveside service with military honors, will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM at the Salmon Family Cemetery, located at 1500 Salmontown Rd, Goochland VA.  Please dress casual.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Goochland Fire and Rescue, Company 4, 2397 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland, VA 23063. Arrangements by Norman Funeral Home, Goochland VA.  


Posted 3 months ago

On July, 28, 2020, Margaret Fleming Glass quietly passed away at her home in Dixie. She was 81. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Roger W. Glass; her parents, Robert and Margaret Fleming; a sister, Lillian Estelle Fleming; and a brother, Robert "Sonny" Fleming. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Tapscott and her husband, Tracey, of Scottsville, and Debora G. Butler of Fork Union; and two sons, Roger W. Glass, Jr. and his wife, Heidi, of Fork Union, and Steven M. Glass of Troy. She is also survived by a grandson, who she raised and loved as a son, Roger Todd Adcock, and his wife, Leigh Anne, of Woodridge. Additionally, she is survived by 9 more grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, and a slew (one of her favorite words) of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom she loved dearly.   Margaret, known as Peggy to friends and family, grew up in Columbia, Virginia. She married her High School sweetheart and settled down in Dixie - basically half way along Route 6 between her parents and his.  Peggy was the mother of four and mothered all of her children's friends - football players, nursing students, a special clique, and church choir singers.   Peggy worked for 30+ years at the Post Office in Columbia, VA. She started as a clerk after the Postmaster asked her one evening at church choir practice if she wanted the job. (The ease of simpler times.) She stayed on and eventually became the Postmaster herself. She was particularly pleased when, in 1976, all Postmasters were asked to sign a small card recording their post office. The cards are on file at the National Archives in Washington, DC.   Peggy's love of family expressed itself in many ways - in particular, through her dedication to genealogy and hosting family gatherings. She scoured the local courthouses and church cemeteries for more than 40 years searching for lost family connections. Not satisfied with  just restoring family history, she hoped to create memories for everyone by hosting family gatherings - an annual Glass Thanksgiving dinner for extended family, and annual Glass and Wood family reunions. Nothing seemed to make her happier than a large family gathering with the traditional southern table groaning under the weight of good food.   In addition to creating and collecting family memories, Peggy was a lifelong collector of things. She collected it all - from china tea cups, to straight razors, to Christmas ornaments. She enjoyed sharing her latest find and adding a new family of things to her varied collections.   Family visitation will be on Friday, July 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kent's Store. A graveside service at Fork Union Baptist cemetery will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 am.   In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  


Posted 9 months ago

In the early morning hours of February 4, 2020, the Angels of the Lord stopped by for Steve Franklin and the Angels said, “we know you’re loved by many, but GOD loves you more and have called you home to be with him”.  Steve Franklin 52 of Johnson City, TN left his earthly home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. Steve was born October 6, 1967 to the late Edward L. Franklin and Christine J. Harris Franklin. He is proceeded in death by one brother John Lee Harris. He joined Columbia Baptist Church at an early age and graduated from Fluvanna County High School in 1987.  On May 31, 1995 he joined hands in Holy Matrimony with Jamee Vance of Johnson City, TN. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Jamee V. Franklin and 2 sons Kelin and Koby Franklin of Johnson City, TN; 1 daughter China Washington (Jeremy) of Culpeper, VA; 3 Grandchildren Aniya, Clarence and Jeremy Jr; 6 Sisters, Linda Mayo and Helen Franklin of Fork Union, VA; Lillian Mickens of New Canton, VA; Dorothy Lewis, Carolyn Tinsley (James Sr.) and Aretha Lewis (Claude) all of Columbia, VA. 7 Brothers Herman Franklin (Karla) of Chase City; VA Tony Franklin (Heather), Edward Franklin (Rebecca) all of Charlottesville, VA; George Franklin (Donna) and Robert Franklin of Palmyra, VA; William Franklin of Columbia, VA and Bobby Franklin (Sue) of Goochland, VA. 1 Aunt, Carrie Wallace of Williamsburg, VA; 1 Sister-in-law Docie Harris of Palmyra. VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homecoming service will be Saturday February 15, 2020 at Columbia Baptist Church at 1pm; viewing will be held one hour prior to service.


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