Funerals & Obituaries

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Vernon Byron Lynch, was born Aug. 27, 1932. In his 87 years of life he accomplished many things. To include his 24 years of service to our country in his Army life he excelled in the fight presented to him. In Korea he received distinguished service cross, silver star with valor, bronze star with valor, purple heart with four oak leafs, presidential unit citation with four oaks leafs, Korean service metal 4 Stars, Army commendation with oak leafs, Korean campaign metal with 3 stars, after he escaped a POW camp in Korea, he returned to service and was sent to Vietnam where he also received the bronze star with valor two oak leafs, air medal with 25 combat assaults, presidential unit citation with nine oak leafs, Vietnam service metal with stars, purple heart with six oak leafs, gallantry Cross with palm, Vietnamese award. He accomplished many military awards and he loved his country. He is preceded in life by his son Victor Blane Lynch, James Mark Lynch, daughter Suzanne Janneene Layne, Angela Michelle Cooke, grandchildren Langdon Lynch, Shaun Lynch, Christopher Lynch, Johnathan Lynch, Johnny Ray Lynch and his only granddaughter Abbigail McKenzie Layne. A graveside service will be held 2pm Tuesday November 12, 2019 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens,12609 Patterson Ave, Goochland Va, 23238. The Winds Footsteps I marvel at the winds strange ways to travel far and wide The quiet footsteps - Boisterous ones The way he walks with pride across the busy city streets, on meadows, fields, and farms, along the lonely country lanes, The world within his arms He blows in fury - cold and rough without a thought of fear, while other times, he’s very meek and whispers in my ear. We never see this creature bold who fiercely marches in an yet we listen and we hear. The footsteps of the wind.

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William "Billy" Grubbs Sr. age 64 of Louisa went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 7, 2019. Billy was born March 6, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents Esther and Lester Grubbs, sister Frances Jones, grandson Gregory Pace Jr., and his son-in-law, Greg Pace. Billy is survived by his wife, Joanne Grubbs, daughter Peggy Pace, son Bj Grubbs, step-daughter Whittney Justus (Jeremiah), grand-daughter Kayla Pace, two brothers Raymond (Jc) Poindexter, and Norman Grubbs, sister Joyce Garrison and his loyal dog, Buddy. The family will receive family and friends Sunday November 10, 2019 from 6 until 8 pm at Sheridan Funeral Home 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kents Store, Va. 23084. Graveside Services will be held at Macedonia United Methodist Church on Monday November 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Located at 17 Byrd Mill Rd. Louisa, Va. 23093.

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June Grace Knudson (née Potter), age 96 passed away on November 4, 2019 in Gordonsville, Virginia. June was born on June 18, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan, and spent most of her childhood in Fresno, California. June earned a BA in Slavic Languages at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of Hawaii. Her passions were her family, her Episcopalian faith, learning and teaching languages and cultures, photography, and participating in social and service clubs. She was an ESL instructor for adults in Illinois, Turkey, and Hawaii. She was a member of Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), Tomodachi Club, University of California at Berkeley Alumni, American Association of University Women, and many other clubs. June was preceded in death by her parents John and Grace (Westpfahl)Potter of Fresno, CA, her brother Jack Potter of San Anselmo, CA, and her husband of 55 years, USAF Brigadier General Charles (Chuck) Knudson. During their 35-year military career, June and Chuck lived in Japan, Turkey, and several states before retiring to Hawaii in 1980. June moved to Virginia in 2009. June is survived by her four children: Karen Lindermuth, Chip Knudson,John Knudson, and Bob Knudson. She is also survived by fivegrandchildren (Christine Carpenter, Sandi Gagnon, Michael Knudson, Thomas Knudson, and Lauren Knudson), six great-grandsons (Tyler, Brayden and Jack Johnson; Gabriel Carpenter; and Tristan and Evan Pennington), a great-granddaughter (Luna Pennington), four nephews (Jeffrey, Stephen, and David Potter; and Charles Murphy), and three nieces (Kristen Santin, Tamara Barnes, and Hillary Barnes). An interment service will be held for June Knudson at the Arlington National Cemetery in the future. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive High Point, NC 27262 Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

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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.

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Garry ("Lucky") Arthur Weese, Jr., 59, of Palmyra, VA, went to be with the Lord on 12 October 2019. Lucky was preceded in death by his parents Garry Weese, Sr. and Nancy Stiffler Philpott, and his grandparents Julius and Rose Marie (O'Neill) Stiffler. He is survived by his wife Terry Shifflett Weese; one son, Garry Weese III (Elizabeth) of Maryland; 2 daughters: Brittany Epps (Aaron) of Maryland and Tamara Brown (Samuel "Trey") of Palmyra; one sister, Sherri Weese of Kansas; one brother, Lanny Weese of Maryland; 6 grandsons: Cody, Brandon, Conner, Ethan, Michael, and Sammy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lucky spent 30+ years working as a floor mechanic, installing and refinishing hardwood floors in Maryland before moving to Virginia in 2011. He spent 3 years working for Wal-Mart before being employed by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Lucky enjoyed several different hobbies that included being part of a duckpin bowling league for over 20 years, camping and woodworking. He was a kind and generous man who help anyone in any way he could. He loved corny jokes and made friends everywhere he went. He was very active in his church, always ready to lend a helping hand when and wherever needed. He even played in the handbell choir for 2 years. Lucky was a loving and devoted husband, father, PawPaw and friend. He touched countless lives in many ways and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Grace & Glory Lutheran Church, located at 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace & Glory Lutheran Church. Donations can also be made to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lucky-weese-memorial-fund.

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Gladys Cavanaugh, caring mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother of many peacefully entered into eternal rest on September 25, 2019, following an extended illness at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hattie M. Cavanaugh-Jackson, Sister Helen Lopez and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Christian Cavanaugh. Gladys was born January 12, 1922 in Fluvanna County to Hattie L. Cavanaugh. Gladys was the most selfless, caring and loving person you could ever meet. She trusted God and always spoke her mind. Her love of family and friends was always expressed whether through her generosity or acts of service. Her beaming presence and spirit will be greatly missed but always cherished. Gladys is survived by her devoted daughter, Sonja Cavanaugh, five grandchildren: Tammy (Robert Harvey) Cavanaugh, Devonia (Tony) Love, Thaddeus Cavanaugh, Talia Cavanaugh and Ashleigh Cavanaugh and 13 great-grandchildren. As a mother and grandmother, she was nurturing, loving, kind, understanding, and supportive. She was equally proud of each of her 5 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, seeing them as individuals and supporting them. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Chris Moore and his medical team, as well the nurses on 3 East and the caretakers for providing excellent professional care, rendering tremendous support and displaying comforting compassion. A visitation will be held at the Sheridan Funeral Home, 6093 Venable Road Kent Store, Virginia 23084 on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12 - 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lake Christian Baptist Church 733 S Boston Road, Palmyra, VA, with the Reverend Martin officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Payne Cemetery located at 15400 James Madison HWY, Palmyra, Virginia. Repass will be 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Fluvanna County Fire Department, James Madison HWY, Palmyra, VA.Condolences may be offered, and memories can be shared with the family online at the Sheridan Funeral home.

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John Shepherd “Johnny” Bell, 78, of Fluvanna County died September 19, 2019 at UVA Hospital. He was the son of the late James Bell and Lutie Holland Bell. In addition to his parents, brother James Barclay Bell, and sister Cary Harris predeceased him. He was a lifelong farmer, historian, and lover of the land. He is survived by his son, John S. Bell, II, his daughter Judith Bell Lewis and her husband Lee Anthony, grandchildren John S. “Bunky” Bell, III and his wife Candace, and Jennifer Platt and her husband Eddie, and 7 great grandchildren, all of Fluvanna County. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Bell Kirby, of Mullica Hill, NJ. The family welcomes all to gather at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7pm to 8:30pm. Interment will be at Lyles Baptist Church in Wilmington, Virginia on Sunday, September 22, 2019. A graveside service will be held at Lyles at 3pm, officiated by Reverend Thomas LeVines. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Fluvanna County Historical Society.

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Samuel Leake Winston 95, died peacefully at his home in Bremo Bluff VA on Wednesday September 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Holman E. and Julia Payne Winston, two wives Mazie Johnson Winston and Mary Emma Brookman Winston, and daughter Sally L. Winston. He is survived by a son Raymond A. Winston (Kimberly) and a daughter Julia W. Smith, and two grand children Trenton L. Winston, and Mazie L. Netherwood. He was a long time member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Leake has been a Mason for 65 years, he was raised in Stonewall lodge No. 200 in 1954. Visitation will be held from 4PM-6PM Sunday September 15, 2019 at Sheridan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 PM Monday September 16, 2019 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Interment and Masonic rights to follow at the church cemetery.

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In the early morning hours of September 5th, 2019, Myra M. Ryalls was welcomed into the arms of her loving savior, Jesus Christ and her heavenly home after fighting a long and courageous battle of Metastatic Breast Cancer. Myra was born and raised in Weatherly, Pa. She is the daughter of the late Authur and Edna Hensel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George R. Ryalls, two brothers Arthur (Sonny) Hensel and Wayne Hensel and his wife Judy and one sister, Rosemary Stritz, all from PA. Myra leaves behind to cherish, her sister in law Betty V. Ryalls, her daughter Sheryl Deel and husband Kenneth and a son George (Bill) Ryalls, She had seven grandchildren, Michael Coulling, Stephanie Vallejo Jesse Deel, Robert Deel, Christopher Ryalls, Kenneth Scott Ryalls, Nathan Ryalls, and six great-grandchildren, Alaina Vallejo, Caden Coulling, Cameron Deel, Christian Ryalls, Landon Ryalls, and Tobias Ryalls. Funeral service will be held at Sheridan Funeral Home September 8, 2019 at 2PM with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Lyles Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to All Blessings Flow, or Saint Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Stuart Lee Richardson of Zion Crossroads, went to meet his Lord on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the age 90. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Cosner Richardson, his parents Warren C. Richardson and Addie Kent Richardson; his brothers Earl, Ray, Temple, and Kent Richardson, and his two sisters Doris Garner and Jean Condrey. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Patricia and her husband James Lacy, Lee Richardson, and Gail Birtikidis and her husband, Chris, and his eight grandchildren, Chanceller Lacy and his wife, Darcey, Christie Lacy, Eleanor Felts and her husband Matt, Christina Richardson, Emmett Richardson, Joshua Herring, Benjamin Herring and Matthew Herring; and his 13 great-grandchildren. Born on March 11, 1929, Granddaddy served his country as an Army Corporal during the Korean War and came back to dedicate his life to his family and friends. He spent many years as a carpenter for Monroe Johnson’s Construction Company and Woodberry Forest School. He was a master wood worker and never failed to lend his help and knowledge to those in need. He made bookshelves, boxes, and wooden puzzles that his great grandchildren still enjoy. He loved Bluegrass music, playing and making fiddles, and warning us all “Don’t take any wooden nickels”. He could remember and sing the Bluegrass songs of his youth, every Mountain Dew jingle, and could touch his toes to his last days. We want to thank Mary Lou Mundy for the love and wonderful care she gave ‘Granddaddy’ over the last 5 years. We deeply appreciate all the little (and big) things she did daily. Mary could always find the blue grass events which he loved so much. We also thank Hospice of the Piedmont for their love and care. Funeral Services will be held at Beulah Baptist Church on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11am. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service. Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store is handling the arrangements.

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