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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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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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Corey Len Tinder Mayhew also known as "Locally Famous" earned his wings on September 14, 2020 at 22 years old. He was born in Tulsa, OK on March 16, 1998 and lived in Orange, VA. Corey was preceded in death by his father, Keith Lester Mayhew from Spout Spring, VA; his grandfathers,Stoney Riley, Allen Horn, Sr. and Pop-Pop Bootsy Mayhew; a brother, Chaz Gordon Tinder; and Granny Jean. He is survived by his beautiful 17 month old daughter, Camila Leslie Johnson; mother, Susan Rosa; stepdad, HammyRosa; brothers, Lawrence Shifflett and Mark Shifflett, Jr. "Aka Lil man";sisters, Catoria Shifflett, Chastyn Tinder and Tess Shifflett; niece, Milani Shifflett; grandmother, Linda Riley; Uncle Allen and wife Cheryl, Aunt Peggy Cooper, Aunt Candy; cousins, Stephanie, Sammie, Kaylee, Brittany, Lakyn, Amber, Christiauna, Cody Bugs, Lil David, Jordan, Summer, Aunt Debbie, Aunt Leslie and several cousins. He also left behind his brothers from another mother, Brandon Sisk, Kenden Carter, Jordan Richards, Bryan Ray, Dalton Collins. Corey left behind many friends that were dear to him! He was full of life with the biggest heartyou’ve ever seen. If he had it you had it, to a bum on the street he would give his last dollar, he had his Daddy's heart. His passion was family, then money, then bikes. His smile lifted everyone's heart up! A celebration of life will be on September 19, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Park inPalmyra, VA from 2 to 8pm. Family and friends viewing will be held on September 18, 2020 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA at 7pm. Celebration of Life Schedule 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Eat 3:00 pm-4:45 pmBike Ride 4:00 pm-4:45 pm Words from Minister 4:45 pm-6:45 pmFamily and Friends Comments 6:45 pm-7:00 pm Balloon Release 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Candle Light Prayer and Closing
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John Evan Page, 63, passed away September 14, 2020. His parents, Robert Evan Page and Sally Ann Brainerd Page, preceded him in death. He is survived by his sisters and their husbands, Barbara and Timothy Brooks and Susan and Mark Hollins; his nephews and their families, Peter and Kim Brooks and their daughters, Asher and Amelia, Daniel and Ashley Hollins and their daughter, Peyton, and son, Brooks, and Michael Hollins. John graduated from Goochland High School in 1974 where he played football and managed the basketball and baseball teams. John enjoyed playing softball for many years as a teen and young adult. John was a long time employee of Goochland Auto Parts (NAPA) at both the Manakin and Courthouse locations. After his retirement, John loved to drive around and visit zoos and aquariums. He kept busy by watching sports, reading, solving crosswords and building jigsaw puzzles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Goochland Cares or to your favorite zoo or aquarium. The private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Margaret “Peggy” May Verrilli, 63, of Fork Union, VA, passed away on September 14, 2020. She was a beloved mother, sister and friend. Her loved ones will be comforted by their many memories with her filled with laughter and joy. In only 63 years, Peggy lived a full life. Peggy brought fun and levity with her to every situation and was filled with strength in all she did. Her life was spent adventuring with her family and fulfilling her passion of caring for children. She is survived by her two children, Edward Verrilli and Gretchen Verrilli Clark; her son-in-law, Craig Clark; her granddaughter, Vera Clark; her siblings, Alex VonderBecke, Polly Jensen, Joseph VonderBecke and Pamela Holloman; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kevin Verrilli; and her parents, Alex Frederick VonderBecke and Pauline Phyllis VonderBecke. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Sheridan Funeral Home 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kents Store, VA 23084 where all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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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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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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Leonard “Len” Foster Gardner, 98, of Palmyra Virginia, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on August 30, 2020. He was born in West Stephentown, NY on October 17, 1921. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Doris Anderson Gardner; a son, Rim Gardner (Jenny) of Richmond, VA; 3 daughters, Carol Sherry (Jon) of Providence Forge, VA, Margery Southard (Stephen) of Culpeper,VA and Susan Gardner of Richmond, VA; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Len’s life was defined by his love of family and of service to his country and community. He started work at the age of 12 as a newsboy in Amherst, MA. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the destroyer USS Reid (DD369) until 1944, and then on the flagship of a Flotilla of 36 LCI gunships until the end of World War II. He was aboard the USS Reid in Pearl Harbor when the United States entered the war on December 7, 1941 and participated in the defense of Midway and the Aleutians, the battles for Guadalcanal, New Guinea, the Philippines, Okinawa and Le Shima. He left the Navy as a Chief Signalman. He earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Stanford University and was inducted into the honorary societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta. He was recently awarded an Honorary PhD from University of Massachusetts. In 1951, Len received an appointment to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. For the next 26 years, Len served in a variety of staff and managerial positions in the Navy Department, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Science Foundation. At one time, he headed the salary and wage administration program for the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics’ worldwide field operations, headed the Navy’s Polaris program office’s Ship Evaluation program, concluding his civil service career as Special Assistant to the Director at the National Science Foundation. During this period, he also served as Mayor and Councilman for several years for the town of Morningside, MD. Len retired in 1977 and moved to Lake Monticello in Fluvanna County, VA in 1978. In 1979, he took over a small local newsletter, which has grown into Fluvanna County’s newspaper – the Fluvanna Review. Len retired again in 1997 after 18 years as Editor and Publisher. He served on the Lake community’s Finance Committee and chaired its Long Range Planning Committee. He chaired the Fluvanna County Republican Committee, represented Fluvanna County on the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board, the Community College Foundation Board and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. He has chaired the County’s Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Assessors, served on the Economic Development Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Heritage Trail Foundation Board, Museum in Miniature Foundation Board, was a charter member of the Fluvanna Housing Development Board and a member of the Historical Society. In 1991, he was elected to Fluvanna County’s Board of Supervisors, and was re-elected in 1995 and 1999. He served three years as...
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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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David Eugene Carter, Sr., 77, who lived in Kents Store for 14 years, went to be with the Lord on Easter, April 12, 2020. He was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1942 in Washington, DC. He lived in Falls Church, VA for many years, where in 1987 he met his surviving wife, Cheri Carter, and eventually they moved to Kents Store, VA. He lived a fulfilled life withhis love for horses, dogs and animals as a whole. He had a wonderful singing voice, which you would hear while he played his guitar. He enjoyed his travels riding on his motorcycle. With such a large family, Dave would call himself “The Legend” and indeed he was one. Among his careers, he worked for the National Zoo as a welder for the animal cages and as a guard for Wells Fargo/Loomis Fargo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cabell and Melba Carter. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cheri Carter; sister, Carolyn Carter and her children; his six children, David E. Carter, Jr., D. Wayne Carter, John Carter (wife Rachel andchildren), Vincent Carter (wife Grace and children), Derrick Carter (wife Andrea and children) and Christine Carter Sahm (and children). David Eugene Carter, Sr. was buried on July 6, 2020 at Culpeper National Cemetery as a Private in the Marines.