Funerals & Obituaries

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Deacon Samuel L. Martin, Sr., 96, of Palmyra, Virginia departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. He was born May 16, 1923 in Palmyra, Virginia to the late Richard and Martha Martin. He joined Haden Chapel United Methodist Church in Palmyra, Virginia at an early age. When he retired and returned to Virginia, he joined Evergreen Baptist Church also in Palmyra, Virginia under the leadership of Rev. Dawkins where he was ordained as a Deacon. Later he moved his membership to Shiloh Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Virginia and continued to serve there as a Deacon. On August 19, 1943, he was drafted into the Army and served three years in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. He left Virginia in 1949 and moved his family to Newark, New Jersey where he worked for and retired from Hoffman La Roche pharmaceuticals as a Chemical Operator Foreman. He was preceded in death by a son Samuel Martin II, four older brothers Alfred Martin, William Martin, Otis Mills Martin, Edgar Martin and one sister Hulda Martin. Samuel leaves to cherish his memories, Marion Martin his wife of 73 years, two daughters Joyce Bailey Charlottesville, VA and Linda Freeman Newark, NJ, three sons Kenneth Martin Bloomfield NJ, Anthony Martin Palmyra, VA and an adopted son Charles Smith of New York, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A special friend Rev. Dr. Warne Dawkins, whom he loved as a son. Sam will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his love, respect, and kindness that he showed to all who knew him. His guidance and inspiration will also be missed.

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Juanita Antoinette Talbert Ferbish-Scott, age 59, of Canton, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 1, 2019, after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer. Juanita was born on February 21, 1960 in Washington D.C., the first of four children to George M. Ferbish and Hortense (nee Talbert) Ferbish. She attended Grimke Elementary School and Francis Jr High School. Juanita enjoyed playing clarinet and trombone in her school’s marching band and singing in the choir at church. She developed an interest in chemistry and the sciences and went on to graduate from Cardozo High School. During her senior year, Juanita attended an introductory program at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for future students. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Christopher G. Scott, who was an upper-classman at Bowdoin. Juanita spent her freshman and sophomore year at Bowdoin College, then returned to Washington D.C. briefly before moving to Chicago to live closer to Chris. The two were married on August 13, 1983, and in February of 1987, became parents with new daughter Kristen. After Chris completed his master’s degree and obtained an engineering position in Ohio, the family moved and settled in Shaker Heights. In November 1991, Juanita and Chris welcomed their second daughter, Caitlin. Juanita had accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior while in middle school, and now she wanted to rededicate and redirect her life to Christ. She felt a prompting to find a Bible-believing church where she and her family could grow in faith. Shortly after moving to Ohio, she and Chris reconnected with college friends who were living in Canton and began attending Word of God Community Church with them. Although her family lived an hour away from the church, Juanita felt the Lord’s calling to serve there and sacrificed hours of driving to commute between Canton and Cleveland. She became an active member of Word of God, serving as Choir Director for both the Adult and Youth choirs, working in the Women’s Ministry, Altar Workers Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, Nursery Ministry, and anywhere else that help was needed. She was also instrumental in starting and running the church’s Vacation Bible School. It has been said that Juanita never met a stranger. Within five minutes of meeting someone, Juanita could strike up an encouraging conversation, share the Gospel, offer straightforward Biblical advice, discuss Desperate Housewives or Wheel of Fortune, exchange phone numbers – which she would really use to keep in touch – or sometimes just give you a good laugh when you needed one. She was kind, she was funny, she was loyal, she was creative, she was good at math, she was a skilled seamstress, she was a very good cook. She could be incredibly patient and incredibly generous, she was a wonderful friend, a loving and respectful daughter, a loving and devoted wife, and a fiercely proud and supportive mother. But most of all, she was a child of Christ. Her unwavering faith in...

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David Fred Cottrell, MSG E-8, US Army RET, of North Chesterfield, VA, died on July 9, 2019. He was born in Midland, TX, in 1928. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margarita "Terry" Cottrell. He is survived by his brother Michael Cottrell (Celeste), sister Patricia Williams (Thomas), daughter Soraya Scheibel (John), son Daniel Cottrell, numerous extended family members, and many friends, including devoted friend Mark Holmberg. David joined the US Navy at age 16 in 1944, saw action aboard the USS Cabot CVL 28 during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. He resigned from the Navy in 1947 and enlisted in the US Army. He served in an MP battalion in Berlin, Germany, during the Russian blockade of that city; was in combat with the 17th Infantry in Korea during that conflict in 1952-53; served with the British Army of the Rhine as a liaison for four years. He also served in Southeast Asia in a War Room Contingency Planning Group in Joint Services Combat. David served in the military for 20 years and retired from federal service in 1965 at the age of 37. In civilian life, he worked as an officer for the Bank of America in San Francisco and retired from the work force as a real estate property manager in Richmond, VA. His hobby was growing and exhibiting roses and he was a consulting rosarian in the American Rose Society. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude for the loving care given to David by members of Lucy Corr Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice. Graveside services will be observed at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church, Kents Store, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in tribute may be made to Richmond SPCA.

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Rose Pickett Jones age 89, of Columbia, Virginia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family members. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bruce, her siblings Jim Pickett, Jean Hall, William “Bumpsy” Pickett, and Anna Kelley, and her son Jeffrey Jones. She is survived by her other children Linda Jones, Bruce Jones III, and Beth Faulk, along with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia, Virginia. Priest Bill Wells will be officiating.

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Ms. Arlene Manuel died peacefully at her home in Lake Monticello on July 4th. She was 81 years old. Arlene was born in Calcutta India on August 16, 1937, to Margaret and Eric Manuel. Arlene was a great lover of music. She stepped on to the night club scene in Calcutta India, singing lead, with only a true note, a keen ear for music, and a delightful smile. Before she began singing, she had an abiding love and talent for dance, particularly in the sphere of the jitterbug. Arlene is survived by her three children: Natalie Godfrey of Lake Monticello, Gerard Godfrey of Lake Monticello, and Michele Yoyetewa of Arizona. She has eight grandchildren, including Aaron Shifflett and Devon Shifflett of Lake Monticello. She also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren. A Catholic Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 9th, with a gathering for friends and family at 10:00 a.m.

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Emory Hall Austin III (Uncle Bo) age 63, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2019. He was born in Queens, New York to Emory and Gertrude Austin. He resided at Lake Monticello overlooking the River he so loved. His parents precede him in death. Emory is survived by his wife Donna Marsh Austin, sons Forrest (Jennifer) and Jake (Evyn) Austin; stepsons James (Katie) Sloan, Michael (Taylor) Snyder, and John Snyder; grandchildren Riley Ann and Kendall Austin, Rylan Mays, and Allie Sloan; sisters Barbara (Joe) Morgan, Carolyn (Buddy) Deverell, and Jane Austin; nephews Ed (Ruth) and Andy (Candice) Mallory, Christopher and Matt Deverell; nieces Brent Chambless and Katharine Beverley; and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces. Emory attended Fluvanna High School where he played football and ran track, then went on to Elon University on a lacrosse scholarship. He returned to work for Dominion Resources until he retired in 2017. Emory enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, playing with his granddaughters and spending time with his dogs Remmie and Cody. He was a devoted husband, dad and granddad who was also loved by his nephews for the time he took when they were growing up. Sheridan funeral home is handling the arrangements. There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday June 30 at 4PM at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Donations to your charity of choice may be offered in lieu of flowers.

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James “Pete” Thomas Woodson 69, of Bremo Bluff Virginia went home to be with the Lord June 12, 2019. There will be a time of remembrance from 6Pm-7Pm Tuesday June 18, 2019 at Sheridan Funeral Home Kents Store Va 23084

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Barbara Ann Martin Johnson departed this Earthly life and entered into eternal rest on June 10, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was a dedicated mother, compassionate grandmother and great grandmother, and an affectionate person with an amazing spirit. Barbara was a devoted member of The Haden Chapel United Methodist Church. She was loved by all and a blessing to many. Barbara is preceded in death by her mother Pauline Martin, her father Lawrence Payne, two brothers, Paul Martin and Arthur Martin, and one sister, Helen Dickens. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Rhonda Washington, Herret Washington Jr. (Darlene Blair), Tina Washington (Steven Robinson), Derrick Johnson and his wife, Vallarie , and Kevin Johnson (Cassie Clark) all of Charlottesville, Va. Two brothers Lloyd Martin Sr. of Louisa, Va. ,Philip Payne Sr. and sister-in-law, Sandra Payne of Charlottesville, Va., one sister Pearl Greene of Washington DC., 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A devoted niece and nephew, Patsy and Edward Jones of Charlottesville, VA. A special and devoted friend, Mary Clarke of Charlottesville, Va. and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at Lake Christian Church 733 S Boston Rd, Palmyra, VA. 22963 June 15, 2019 at 2pm. Interment will follow at the family cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the church of your choice. Repast will follow at the home of Robin Martin and Anthony Booker. The family would like to thank you for your kind words, generous acts, and support during this time. Special thanks to Dr. Shawn Reid, UVA Emergency Room and UVA ICU staff, Sheridan Funeral Home and Lake Christian Church.

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Nancy Bourne Wiebel 56, of Fluvanna Va Peacefully passed the evening of June 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald Wade Bourne and Fay Richardson Bourne, and one brother in law James Spears. She was survived by her husband Rusty Wiebel, one son Randall Wade Wiebel (Maria), one Grandaughter Viviana Skye, two brothers Donald Bourne (Thelma) of Harrisonburg, Keith Bourne (Sheila) of Green County, one sister Barbra Spears of Scottsville, One very special friend Vickie Herndon of Gordonsville, and a host of other family and friends. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Fluvana County SPCA. Visitation will be on Friday June 7, 2019 from 7Pm - 8:30 Pm at Sheridan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 11am Saturday June 8, 2019 at Sheridan Funeral Home 4626 Cedar Lane Rd Kents Store VA 23084.

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On Wednesday May 29, 2019, Floyd Ray Tanner, loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve, his mother, Emma, his father, Joe and ten of his siblings. Ray survived by his wife, Ruby of 62 years, his children Donna Smith (Tommy), Doug Tanner, Cheryl Jordan (Jay), and Joe Tanner (Sally), his grandchildren Michael Perkins (Rebekah), Timmy Perkins (Kacy), Jason Jordan (Anna), Ashley Goodman (Bobby), and Allison Smith (Scott), great-grandchildren Lillian Jordan, Caleb and Avery Perkins, and Liam Goodman, his sister Mable Wright, Bernice (Ludy) Dudley, Ruby Riner, Robert (Bob) Tanner, and Doris McDaniel. Ray is a Korean War Veteran where he earned a Purple Heart medal. Services will be held Saturday June 1 at 11am at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church in Kents Store. The family will receive family and friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of the Piedmont.

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