Funerals & Obituaries

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Joseph “Joe” Hall, 73, of Palmyra, Virginia (formerly of Cambridge, Maryland), passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, with his children by his side. Joe is survived by his children, Joyce Johnson (Palmyra, VA), Joseph “Jody” Hall (Palmyra, VA), Ronald “Ronnie” Staton (Palmyra, VA), Charlotte Staton (Scottsville, VA) and Jamie Spicer Willey (Cambridge, MD). In addition to his children, Joe leaves behind his son-in-law, Aaron Johnson, who spent many days and hours with Joe during his final days; grandchildren, Brittany (Will), Krista (Jess), Kayla, Carrissa, Logan, Joseph and Bradley (Tabitha); great grandchildren, Isaac, Isaiah and Ilijah; as well as his loving friend and ex-wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Garring; and many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, James and Annie Hall; siblings, Henry, Evelyn, Barbara, Julia and William; and his lifelong love and mother of his children, Louise Hall. Joe loved animals, especially dogs, and will be missed by his companion, Chloe, but his family is certain he was met in heaven by Queenie, Dixie and Little Bit.  He loved to float the river and drink a cold one. Joe was a mechanic and held many certifications in automotive repair and service. A special thank you to Joe’s caregiver, Donna Garrison, and all you did to allow Joe to remain at home with his family. There will be a celebration of life at 11:00am on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church, 227 Bethel Church Road, Palmyra, Virginia, 22963.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Stroke Association.org in memory of Joe Hall.

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James Alvin Barker, 79, departed this life on August 15, 2021in Louisa, VA.  Alvin was Born on March 18, 1942, in Fluvanna County, VA, to the late Claude and Virginia Davis Barker.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude Edward Barker; brother in-laws, Edgar Williams, Stewart Morris and Roger Brill; and one sister, June Morris.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Joyce Barker; three children, Carl Barker (Irma), Tina Harlow (Willie) and Beth Jones (Stacy); Seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five sisters, Jean Williams, Myrtle Purdum (Wayne), Arlene Brill, Brenda Joseph (Wade) and Sheila Galihugh (Ken); two Brothers, Dallas Barker (Sherri) and Randy Barker (Kathy); one brother in-law, Junior Morris; and a host of other family and friends. Alvin was a truck driver for many years hauling mail, automobile parts and gasoline. He retired from Tiger Fuel Company.  In his spare time, he enjoyed doing small jobs with his tractor and backhoe. He loved to fish and camp on the James River in Scottsville, VA.  He taught his children how to live the simple life and how to have fun outdoors. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 18,2021 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail (Rt. 29), Charlottesville, VA. Pastor David Flack will be officiating.  Following the funeral service, the family would like to invite everyone to Macedonia Church, Louisa VA for a time of fellowship and memory sharing In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation to Scottsville Independent Baptist Church; 181 Shores Road, Palmyra, VA 22963 or Hospice of Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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Anthony “The Pirate” Cambria, 83, of Bremo Bluff, VA, went to Heaven to be with his son, Shawn, the morning of August 16, 2021. He had a heart of gold and loved to tell stories, always telling jokes and making people laugh. Anthony was also a famous tattoo legend. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene Cambria; his children, Anthony P. Cambria, Susan Valli, Donna Cambria-Martin, Danny Cambria and Patrick Cambria; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Gwendolyn “Gwen” Graham, 89, passed away at 1:10pm on August 9, 2021 at the Envoy At The Village Nursing Home in Fork Union, VA. She had been living with Dementia for 13 years. Gwen was born in Toronto, Canada on January 29, 1932 and moved to England with her mother, Agnes Faraho, in the late1940s. She came to America in the early 1950s and later onbecame an American citizen. She married Jay Hartman in Pennsylvania and had two children,Carol DeMatteo and Frances Hartman.  He later passed away in 1968. Gwen loved to sing, write novels and was very active in the Single Parents Society. She loved to travel and go to the beach every summer with her children. She was also an avid church goer; she loved the old hymns and sang in the choir. She is survived by her two daughters, Carol and Frances; many cousins in Pennsylvania, Ernest and Robert Roebuck, Randall, Barry and Kevin Hartman; all six children of Lore Hartman; Jill Roebuck in England; and many others too numerous to mention. Gwen loved animals as much as she loved life, so in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations in her name to her favorite charities, Fluvanna SPCA and Caring For Creatures.Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.  

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Mrs. Mildred Irene Gilliam, age 85, died peacefully at her home in Goochland, VA, on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Born on May 13, 1936 in Wise, VA, later settling in Goochland, VA with her husband, Clarence Gilliam, where they raised their 4 daughters. She loved cooking, gardening, sewing, and as of late coloring.  Some other favorites include “putting on her lips” to watch Bob Barker and Jimmie Johnson, her tv favorites. Survivors include her four daughters, Mellinda, Ella, Greta, and Anna, 7 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, James, Julie, Raven, Sarah, and Marsha, and 6 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Timothy, Magnolia, Audrey, Killian, and Adalynn. Also 2 brothers, Ecker and Billy Kilgore. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Helen. There will not be a visitation. The funeral will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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Mason Thomas Clemons, 18, of Gum Spring, VA, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, August 2, 2021. He was born on January 10, 2003 to Brian and Vickie Clemons. Mason loved his dog, Bella, all things nature, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers. He had a fondness for birdwatching and stargazing with his Grandpa. He loved God and both of his churches (RMBC&GCF), Generation Next, and his group of friends he got together with every Sunday afternoon either to ride ATVs, shooting, or just hanging out. Mason is survived by his Dad, Brian Clemons (Debbie Chiles);  his mother, Vickie Clemons; sisters, Abby Clemons and Charli Adams; grandparents, Ray and Wanda Clemons and Margaret “Maw” Holt; and numerous other family members and friends. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, VA. The funeral will be held at 10am on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ragland Memorial Baptist Church Youth Fund in memory of Mason. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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Sharon P. Nicholas of Goochland, VA, passed away on August 3, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Patterson. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill”Nicholas, Jr.; two sons, Brian Adams (Amanda) and David Adams (Jessica); five grandchildren, Chase, Hunter, Chelsea, Hayden and Mason; sister, Susan Mason (John); and brother,Stanley “Pat” Patterson, Jr. (Joan). Sharon loved her grandchildren immensely and enjoyed supporting their activities, especially their baseball games. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 7, 2021from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Norman Funeral Chapel inGoochland, VA. A memorial service for the immediate family will be held at a later date.  

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Mable Ann Hill, 77, of Goochland, VA, passed away on July 27, 2021. She was born on February 15, 1944 to her late parents, Herbert and Mable Atkins. Mable is survived by her husband, Marvin Carl Hill. A visitation will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA. A funeral will be held at 1pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Richmond, VA.

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Frances “Tee” Morris White, 78, of Fork Union, VA, passed away on July 22, 2021 surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank White; two daughters, Leslie Cosner (Dillard) and Jerri Elliott (Gary); one son, Rodney White (Jodie); six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, H.T. and Dean Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by one grandson.  A visitation will be held 6-8pm on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. A graveside funeral will be held at 2pm on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Fork Union Cemetery.

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Rebecca “Becky” Nelson Elliott, 85, of Goochland, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021. Becky was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Robert Elliott; beautiful daughter, Pamela Ann; and her parents, Dan and Mary Nelson. Becky is survived by her loving sons, Doug (Terri) and Dwayne (Maygan), both of Goochland, VA; siblings, Danny Nelson (Cindy), Brenda Lowery (Lindy), Ella Evans (Glenn) and Marilyn Stewart (Gaylon); as well as her most cherished grandchildren, Kinley, Ryan, Jordan, Kathryn and Karsyn; and many others that thought of her as Granny or Mom. If you ever saw her beautiful yard, you would know that Becky had a green thumb and could grow anything. She was a wonderful cook and always had plenty of food for anyone who came to see her. She will truly be missed by many. Please join us for a visitation from 5-7pm on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063, and a service at 2pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at West Hampton Memorial Gardens, 10000 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fife Fire and Rescue Company 4, P.O Box 261, Goochland, VA 23063.

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