Funerals & Obituaries

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Joyce Lee Perkins, 80, of Troy, VA (Bybee area) was born on October 4, 1939 to Waller Dennis Perkins and Mildred McGhee Perkins in Kents Store, VA.  Joyce has fought a courageous battle with cancer and on August 18, 2020 she went from her earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father.  Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Waller Dennis Perkins and Mildred McGhee Perkins; her brother, Jimmy Perkins, and his wife, Merle Perkins; and her special in-laws, John E. Perkins, Sr. and Dorothy Hasher Perkins. Surviving Joyce are her husband of 55 years, John E. Perkins, Jr. “Sonny”; a very special son, Steven Rosser Perkins; one sister, Diane Grubbs; a sister-in-law, Jean Coleman (Carl); her nephews, Eddie Perkins, Wayne Grubbs, Mark Grubbs and Kenny Grubbs; and a niece, Tammy Perkins.  She also has anextended family of nieces and nephews.  Joyce had many life-long friends. Joyce was a long-time, faithful member of Bybees Road Baptist Church.  She worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Fluvanna County Clerk’s Office after high school. The family thanks Amber Pace and Melissa Thomas for their homecare and companionship during her illness. A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Kenny Davis at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Bybees Road Baptist Church.  Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Piedmont.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home.

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Ramon Luis Arroyo, Jr., 58, of Palmyra, VA, went to be with our Lord on August 15, 2020. Ramon, aka “Ray” was born September 17, 1961 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, to Lydia Steidel Arroyo and Ramon Luis Arroyo, Sr. of Maunabo, Puerto Rico. The oldest of 5 siblings, Ray grew up in Bronx, NY where at 16 he met and later married the love of his life,Theresa Raju-Arroyo, and shared 43 wonderful years together. They made their way to Lake Monticello, VA, where they built their forever home and raised two beautiful daughters, Katherine and Kristina. He began his career as a security officer in New York and continued it in Virginia. If you had the pleasure of meeting Ray, you knew 3 things -he loved his family, friends and fishing! He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, godfather, uncle and friend. Ray never met a stranger and made everyone around him feel loved and welcomed, like family. He was a proud third-degree knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was very active in the community and volunteered with various organizations. He is loved and respected by all who knew him, from Puerto Rico to New York to Virginia and everywhere in between. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa Raju-Arroyo; his two daughters, Katherine Arroyo Morris, wife of Haynes Morris, and Kristina Arroyo; parents, Lydia Steidel Arroyo and Ramon Luis Arroyo, Sr.; mother-in-law,Maria Raju; sister, Sonia Arroyo; brothers,Luis Arroyo, husband of Dolly Arroyo, and Angel Arroyo; sister-in-laws, Irene Raju Garcia, wife of Rick Garcia, Lily Thomas andSusila Raju; godchildren, Raymond Sanchez, Richie Raju and Kassandra Vega; nieces,Tyrene Gonzalez, Maria Arroyo, Melanie Thomas, Angelys Arroyo, Kenja Arroyo, Briana Knox and Solana Knox; and nephews,George Rivera, Darryl Rivera, Tony Thomas, Christopher Raju and Sito Arroyo. Preceded in death by his brother, Peter Arroyo; his brother-in-laws, Tony Thomas,Adam Raju and Richard Raju; and father-in-law, Sarvothma Raju. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4309 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Rev. Father David Ssentamu as celebrant. Commendation and Farewell will be held at Saints Peter and Paul cemetery. Arrangements are by Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, VA.

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Clara Louella House, 85, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2020. She passed peacefully in her home on Shannon Hill Road in Goochland, VA and joined the love of her life, Lonnie. She was born in Snowflake, WV on May 14, 1935 to Clara Corrine Plogger Dowdy and William Allen Dowdy. She was an amazing wife, cook and most of all an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara Corrine Plogger Dowdy and William Allen Dowdy; her husband, Lonnie House, Jr.; her sister, Dorothy Rodgers; her brothers, Bill Dowdy, Bob Dowdy, Elmer Dowdy, Wade Dowdy, Wayman Dowdy and William Dowdy; and her son in law, Jackie Ray Gray. She is survived by her kids, Jacqueline Gray, Jeffrey Ramsey (Tammy) and Lonna Hornstein; her grandchildren, Jennifer Gray Spencer, Johyne Floyd, Jackie Ray Gray II, John Goforth II (Holly), Kristen Jean Hornstein (Aaron), Stan Eli Hornstein II, Dylan Hornstein (Brittany) and Jeffrey Ross Ramsey II (Jessica); great grandchildren, Hunter Gray, Chloe Floyd, Grayson Gorforth, Harlee Neilson and soon to be born, Adalynn Goforth and Lilly Ramsey.

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Evelyn M. Bottoms, 87, of Goochland, VA went to her heavenly home on July 30, 2020. Born March 27, 1933, to Blanche and Munsey McCloud, Evelyn lived and worked in Richmond, VA until retirement and returned to Goochland, VA to live with her daughter, Linda Thurston and her husband, Howard. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bernice Proffitt (Charles) and Rosa Mae Kidd (Garland) and brothers, Linwood McCloud (Hebbie) and Billy McCloud (Debbie). She is survived by her sisters, Hazel Millway (John) of Troy, VA and Ann Proffitt of San Pierre, IN as well as many nieces and nephews. Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA is providing arrangements and interment is private. Friends are encouraged to make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. Life is precious, handle with loving care.

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  Linda Scott Russell Linda Carnell Scott Russell, 71, formerly of Louisa, VA, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Pemberton, NJ. She was the 9th child out of 11 born on March 31, 1949 to James B. and Lettie Parrish Scott. During her early years, she became a member of the Galilee Baptist Church where she accepted the Lord as her savior. She also sang in a group with two of her sisters called the Scott Sisters. She was educated in Louisa County and graduated from A.G. Richardson Training School in June 1968. Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart Larry Stanley Russell. They were married for 50 years and made their home in Willingboro, NJ. Linda was an active and faithful member of the Garden of Prayer Church in Pemberton, NJ. Her favorite scripture was John 3:16 and she enjoyed listening to inspirational music by Yolanda Adams and Tye Tribbett. However, her favorite song was ‘Awesome’ by Pastor Charles Jenkins. Linda was a genuinely kind and humble person who loved the Lord. She was always so full of joy and laughter. You could hear her infectious laugh throughout the house when she visited. She also loved animals and enjoyed ‘talking’ to them. She jokingly thought of herself as an animal whisperer. She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, sister- in-laws, Edwina Hawkins and Shirley Scott; brother-in- laws, James (JB) Harris and Henry Jackson; one niece, Wendy Taylor; one brother, Oscar Scott and four precious sisters whom she adored, Teresa Taylor, Ann Jackson, Delaphine Grooms and Rosa Harris. Linda leaves behind a legacy of family, faith, love and laughter. Survivors to cherish her memory include three children, Lariney (Scottie) Russell and his wife, Cheryl of Acworth, GA; LaMar Arnold and her husband, Fabian and LaVon Russell of Willingboro, NJ. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Louise Russell of Philadelphia, PA, her brothers, James (June) Scott of Williamstown, NJ; Gilbert Scott and his wife, Barbara; Alfonza Scott and his wife, Sue and Millard Scott and his wife, Isabel; brother-in-law, Robert Earl Grooms, all of Louisa, VA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services in Burlington, NJ on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11am. The service may be viewed online at: https://www.tlhuttonfuneralservices.com/livestream A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12pm at the Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery at 3598 Three Notch Road, Kents Store, VA. There will be no repast. Final arrangements are entrusted to the TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services in Burlington, NJ and the Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing guidelines that have been determined by the CDC and the state of Virginia must be followed including the wearing of masks.  

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Morgan Pent Salmon, passed away on July 26, 2020 after a brief illness.  Morgan was born on February 4, 1951 in Richmond, but grew up in Goochland, VA.  He graduated from Goochland High School and was inducted into the Army in February 1971.  He was stationed in Germany where he was awarded The National Defense Service medal, as well as Marksman and Sharp Shooter M-16 designations.  He co-owned a tree service business until retirement.  Morgan was preceded in death by his father, Pent M. Salmon.  He is survived by his mother Catherine Salmon, brothers Mike Salmon (Edie), Ron Salmon (Lynn); sister Debbie Nicholas (Gary); 1 nephew, 4 nieces and 4 great nephews.  Everyone loved Morgan, he had many friends and will be greatly missed.  Graveside service with military honors, will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM at the Salmon Family Cemetery, located at 1500 Salmontown Rd, Goochland VA.  Please dress casual.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Goochland Fire and Rescue, Company 4, 2397 Hadensville-Fife Road, Goochland, VA 23063. Arrangements by Norman Funeral Home, Goochland VA.  

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On July, 28, 2020, Margaret Fleming Glass quietly passed away at her home in Dixie. She was 81. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Roger W. Glass; her parents, Robert and Margaret Fleming; a sister, Lillian Estelle Fleming; and a brother, Robert "Sonny" Fleming. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Tapscott and her husband, Tracey, of Scottsville, and Debora G. Butler of Fork Union; and two sons, Roger W. Glass, Jr. and his wife, Heidi, of Fork Union, and Steven M. Glass of Troy. She is also survived by a grandson, who she raised and loved as a son, Roger Todd Adcock, and his wife, Leigh Anne, of Woodridge. Additionally, she is survived by 9 more grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, and a slew (one of her favorite words) of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom she loved dearly.   Margaret, known as Peggy to friends and family, grew up in Columbia, Virginia. She married her High School sweetheart and settled down in Dixie - basically half way along Route 6 between her parents and his.  Peggy was the mother of four and mothered all of her children's friends - football players, nursing students, a special clique, and church choir singers.   Peggy worked for 30+ years at the Post Office in Columbia, VA. She started as a clerk after the Postmaster asked her one evening at church choir practice if she wanted the job. (The ease of simpler times.) She stayed on and eventually became the Postmaster herself. She was particularly pleased when, in 1976, all Postmasters were asked to sign a small card recording their post office. The cards are on file at the National Archives in Washington, DC.   Peggy's love of family expressed itself in many ways - in particular, through her dedication to genealogy and hosting family gatherings. She scoured the local courthouses and church cemeteries for more than 40 years searching for lost family connections. Not satisfied with  just restoring family history, she hoped to create memories for everyone by hosting family gatherings - an annual Glass Thanksgiving dinner for extended family, and annual Glass and Wood family reunions. Nothing seemed to make her happier than a large family gathering with the traditional southern table groaning under the weight of good food.   In addition to creating and collecting family memories, Peggy was a lifelong collector of things. She collected it all - from china tea cups, to straight razors, to Christmas ornaments. She enjoyed sharing her latest find and adding a new family of things to her varied collections.   Family visitation will be on Friday, July 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kent's Store. A graveside service at Fork Union Baptist cemetery will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 am.   In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

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KIDD, Lois Mae Thurston, 66, of Goochland, VApassed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 surrounded by her family. Lois loved arts, crafts and her flower gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edith Thurston. Lois is survived by two daughters, Jessica Kidd and Wendy Kidd; a son, Shane Kidd; the joy and loves of her life, her two grandchildren, Gavin and Kaiden; two brothers, Robert Thurston (Gwen) of Mineral, VA, David Thurston of Goochland, VA; three Sisters, Mary Kellam (Dean) of Goochland, VA, Ruth Anne Norman (Bubba) of Rockville, VA, Bonnie O’Brien (Gary) of Mechanicsville, VA and many loved ones and friends. The family will received friends at the graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Smyrna Baptist Church in Goochland, VA (please dress casual). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 1470 Rock Castle Road /Post Office Box 93, Goochland, VA 23063.  Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA will be handling arrangements.

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Nov. 3rd 1934 - Apr. 11th 2020 At 85 years old, Shirley passed away peacefully, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born near London, England, to Lillian and Joe Warton, Shirley narrowly escaped being bombed during World War II. She married John in 1957, and raised two boys, Peter and David. Having graduated from a Secretarial College, she spent many years, either volunteering in a Citizen's Advice Bureau or working for a temporary agency, because she loved meeting and helping all kinds of people. A willing crew member, Shirley cruised and raced in small yachts, in the Clyde, and English Channel with many crossings to France, and in the Bay of Islands in NZ.The family moved to the USA in 1978, and lived in Stamford, CT, Kent Island, MD and Annapolis, MD, before settling at Lake Monticello in 1998. Shirley and John joined the Friendship Force of Charlottesville, and the Lake Monticello Sociables, and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and Meals on Wheels. Inveterate travelers, Shirley and John visited Canada, the Arctic and Antarctic, East Africa, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Barbados, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rain forest, New Zealand, Tahiti, Moorea and Fiji, as well as many trips to England and Scotland to see friends and relatives. Shirley was known for the twinkle in her eyes, the stories she told of life in England during the war and her willingness to volunteer.Shirley is survived by her husband, John; sons, Peter and David, and his wife, Margaret Ann, and their great-niece, Jenna; sister, Vivian; nieces, Caroline, and her husband, Richard, and Shona, and her husband, Mark; nephews, Stuart, and his wife, Helen, and Ian, and his wife, Jenny, and their families. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Christine Murphy, and her husband, Ross, and Jane Mann, and their families. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Jocelyn Kerslake. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at Palmyra United Methodist Church in Palmyra, VA at a later date. Friends and family will be notified when that decision is made. (Please send your contact information to mam634@centurylink.net to ensure that you will be included in the notifications when the final arrangements are made for the service of celebration and/or to receive information on how to view the private live stream of the service for those wishing to attend, but unable to do so.) Memorial donations may be made to the youth camp scholarship fund at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 258 Palmyra Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963.

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Linda Mamie Wilson, 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2020.  She was born on May 23, 1941 to the late Raphael Scampone and Gertrude Garone.  She was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 26 years, Harold “Pete” Lee Wilson and her brother, Joey Garone.  Linda is survived by her brothers, David and Bonnie Scampone, and their children, Kimmie and Bonnie; and her sister-in-law, Cindy Garone, and their children, Star, Lacie, Chris and Paul.  Linda also leaves behind her three sons, Michael Coyne of Beaverdam, VA and his children, Preston, Charles, Zachary and Madison; Paul and Cody Wilson of Goochland, VA and their children, Bella, Brady and Calla; and Bryan and Sara Wilson of Waynesboro, VA and their children, Merrin and Katy.  The memorial service will be held at Norman Funeral Home in Goochland, VA on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6:00PM with a visitation one hour prior from 5:00PM – 6:00PM.

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