Funerals & Obituaries

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Herman Johnson Sr., 85, of Troy, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Herman was born on November 14, 1933, to Pearlie and Bernard Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Walker Johnson; six children, Donna (Jimmy) Loving, Herman Jr. (Kathy), Cindy (Tony) Gibson, Andy (Ellen), Jeffrey (Ginger), and Vanessa Thurston; 23 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; and a sister, Mary Morris. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Open Door Church in Troy, Virginia. A short graveside service will be held at St. Andrews Church in Keswick.

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Corporal Daniel Frank Wagner, 36, of Palmyra, went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2019. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during Iraqi Freedom. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ray and Rhoda Wagner. Daniel is survived by his mother, Leslie White Cosner and husband, Dilliard; his father, David Wagner and wife, Gina; his two children and the loves of his life Avery and Gunner, and their mother Mellisa; his brother, Jason Wagner and wife, Julia and their two children, Cassi and Lexi; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Frances "Tee" White, along with countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A visitation will be held at Fork Union Baptist Church on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. A funeral will be held at Fork Union Baptist Church Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Daniels honor to the Wounded Warrior fund or the Antioch Baptist Church. Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store is handling the arrangements.

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Evelene Mae McCoy, 95, entered eternal life on Thursday, March 7, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Columbia, Virginia. She was born on May 9, 1923, in Fluvanna County, to the late John P. and Elizabeth Fowler Bland. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter and Charles Lee; and a sister who passed at a younger age. Left to cherish her memories are her brother, Horace Bland; two children, Jacqueline "Jackie" Henderson and Dwight McCoy; eight grandchildren, Alisa Henderson, Monica Sangare, Alvin Myers, Mashika McCoy, Daniela Henderson, Jimmie Henderson, Ruth McCoy, and Jonathan McCoy; five great-grandsons, Jemini Michel, Christopher Morrison, Joshua Henderson, Justin Sangare, and Jaydan Hargrove; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Evelene believed in being a self-made woman at a young age, so after graduating from Abrams High School, she went on to complete her two year degree at St. Paul's College, and upon graduating she opened her own beauty salon in Farmville, Va. She eventually relocated to New York, where she attended Metropolitan School of Infant and Geriatric Care when she became a Practical Infant and Geriatric Care Nurse. She later attended York College to become a Real Estate Agent. She was a woman of many talents and had a strong work ethic, which she instilled into her family. Upon her retirement, she returned home to her family home place in Fluvanna, where she lived out her golden years being a grandmother, an active member of the community and a member of her church choir. "She was a wonderful and resilient mother and grandmother and she is leaving a vacancy that can never be filled, she will be missed greatly; we love you Ma." Viewing will be held from 12 until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Sheridan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Sheridan Funeral Home, 4626 Cedar Lane Rd., Kents Store, VA 23084.

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Frank "Archie" Archer Woodson, 72, of Kents Store, Va., died on February 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Jake Woodson. Archie worked at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store since it was founded by Andrew Sheridan Sr. The Sheridan family would like to thank him and his family for a lifetime of friendship and support. Archie will lie in repose at Sheridan Funeral Home on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at West Bottom Baptist Church from 12 until 1 p.m. with a funeral service to follow.

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Horace "Ed" Melton Jr., passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fluvanna County, in August 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace E. Melton Sr. and Lena M. Melton; and a brother, Cecil Ray Melton. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen A. Melton of 54 years; their three children, Judy of Fredericksburg, James "Jimmy" of Richmond, and Jennifer of Richmond, along with seven grandchildren. Also survived are his sister, Jane Dawson (Jack) of Callao, Va.; and sister-in-law, Cara Melton of Richlands, Va. He was a beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother and good friend to many and all he met. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked for 34 years at Comdial and 5 years at National Optronics. He was a long-time member of Bybee's Road Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon and Sunday School director. The family suggest in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bybee's Road Baptist Church or Hospice of the Piedmont in his memory. Family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Sheridan Funeral Home Kents Store. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019, at Bybee's Road Baptist Church.

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