Funerals & Obituaries

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOANNE S. JONESSEPTEMBER 7, 1936 - JUNE 10, 2022  Joanne S. Jones, 85, of Fork Union, VA, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born September 7, 1936, to Kent Snead and Rosalie Seldon Snead of Fork Union, VA. She was predeceased by her parents, Kent and Rosalie Snead; her husband, Franklin M. Jones; and her sister, Marjorie Snead Farrar.   She is survived by her son, Franklin Keith Jones (Julie); two brothers, Stuart Snead (Judy) and Charles Snead (Joanne); her sister, Rosemary Reardon (Larry - deceased); two grandchildren, Brittany LaRose (Jason) and Nathaniel Jones (Jane); five great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kaiser, Sophie, Kaely and Khloe; and many nephews, nieces and other extended family and friends.   Joanne received her B.S.Ed. from Madison College (now James Madison University) and her graduate degree from Longwood University. She taught in the Fluvanna School System for 50 years, retiring from Central Elementary School in 2009. Her passion was teaching respect for others, honesty and perseverance in all things, including helping children achieve success in reading and math. Joanne’s life was dedicated to family, church and the education of children. She loved writing short stories, plays and poems. She frequently wrote poems for family and friends to celebrate any milestone achieved in their lives. She also enjoyed volunteering for school organizations, numerous other civic organizations and at her church. Her bright smile and always positive attitude made all co-workers and friends feel welcome and uplifted. She truly loved gathering with her family and felt such joy and pride in seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our tiny, but mighty Mimi will be loved and missed forever.   A memorial/gathering of friends will be held at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1pm. Arrangements are in the care of Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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Damian was born in Charlottesville at UVA on Nov 2, 1990 at approximately 2 pm.  He came to live with his Grandmother Brenda when he was 6 months old.  He graduated from Louisa County High School in 2009.  Damian thought he wanted to go to college but could never get his mind with his wants.  So after starting his classes at Piedmont, it didn’t last too long.  Going to class, at least that is what he told Nanny, turned into riding around for 2 hours.  He gave that up after 2 semesters.  His employment has included everything from working at UPS,  the morning shift when he had to get up at 3 am,  and loaded trucks for 4 hours – which I might add only lasted about 6 months – then doing lawn care – working for a junk yard – and doing nothing for several periods of time.  He finally said in January that he was going to find a job that he really wanted and would like and was going to work and make something of his life.   Klockner Pentaplast  in Gordonsville hired him and he was working towards advancement already.   Damian loved his Rap music, once in a while I would catch him listening to County music and he would turn it off pretty quickly.  Did not want Nanny to know that he liked that.   He was  a pretty sharp video game player.  At one point when he was in  one of those “not working periods”  he often said  he was going to become a professional player and compete!    Damian also loved to read – When Harry Potter books came out – I always knew what to buy for him – the next volume.  And he loved math-  He could solve a math problem or do algebra easier than most of us could learn our ABC’s.   Among those Damian has left behind to Cherish his loving memories are his Nanny,  Brenda Kiser  Malcolm and his 2 sons, David Price and Joseph, his father, Donald Heath Kiser, and sister Tammy Kiser of Lorton, VA. He is also survived by his beautiful little daughter Khalani and her Mother Mackenzie. A visitation will be held Saturday, June 11 at Sheridan Funeral Home at 1pm followed by a funeral service at Sheridan Funeral Home at 2pm.

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Catherine Priscilla Cutright Salmon, 92, of Goochland, Virginia, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. She was born on July 2, 1929. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Pent M. Salmon; son, Morgan P. Salmon; brother, James Arthur Cutright; sisters, Annie and Alice Salmon; granddaughter, Crystal Gee; and great grandson, Watson Gee. She is survived by her children, Mike Salmon (Edie), Debbie “Lula Bell” Nicholas (Gary), and Ron “Buggsy” Salmon (Lynn); grandchildren, Luke Salmon (Katie), Amanda Whitlatch (Scott), Chris Gee, Brandi Salmon (Jesse Bissette) and Kaity Martin (George); and five great grandchildren, Cole, Nash and Autumn Salmon and Ben and Dylan Whitlatch. She was an Avon Representative for 40 years and retired from Goochland County Public Schools after 34 years of service. She loved her yard, being outside, cooking and listening to country music. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the Salmon Family Cemetery, 1500 Salmontown Road, Goochland, Virginia 23063. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s honor to your favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, Virginia.

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Iris Jean Wright Harris, 78, originally from Norfolk, VA, went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2022. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dan; sons, David (Julie) and Larry (Christy); brother, Frank; sister, Peggy; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Katie and Sophie.   Iris leaves behind a legacy as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and a faithful prayer warrior and servant of Christ. She was loved by everyone who met her, and she returned that love without fail. She will be sorely missed and dearly remembered.   A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene, 3056 Louisa Road, Keswick, VA 22947.

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Thomas F. Millway, Sr., 83, of Troy, VA, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2022. He was born on March 24, 1938 in Troy, VA to the late Henry Millway and Sallie Morris Simms. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle Millway; his sisters, Rosalie Page and Dorthey Britts; and his brother, James Millway. He is survived by his son, Thomas Millway, Jr. (Diane) of Troy, VA; daughter, Brenda Lam (Hollis) of Greene County, VA; grandchildren, Melissa Millway, April Kimble (Greg), Thomas F. Millway, III. (Summer), Henry Millway and David Lam; 9 great grandchildren and brother, John Millway (Hazel) of Troy, VA. Thomas retired from Pilot Freight Services in Richmond, VA where he was a truck driver for 25 years. He loved working with his tractors, fishing and listening to bluegrass music. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great grandfather. A funeral will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1794 Richmond Road, Troy, VA 22974, with a visitation held prior from 10am to 11am. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA.

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James M. Powell (The Grizz), of Palmyra, VA passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022. Born February 14, 1957 to the late Lorraine Hughes Powell and Harry Gilman Powell Sr. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonita Powell; daughter Cassie Fox and her husband Scott Fox; grandchildren Destiny Bourne, Faith Bourne, and Christian Bourne; great-grandchildren Lillian Bollinger and Sophia Wills; brother Gil Powell; nephew Luke Powell and his children; and many other extended family and friends that thought highly of him. Also held close to his heart his two best friends Donnie Dodds and Jeff Rice. James was one of a kind. He was well known for his kindness and generosity, pristine work ethic, love of hunting (having an outstanding ability to call in a turkey), sense of humor, fondness of a cold beer, Jim Beam, and Wild Tukey 101, enjoyment of camping and bon fires, and his endless love for his family.  There was nothing in this world like his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whenever you talked with James, you could expect to hear a story or two and maybe even see a picture of his grandchildren or great-grandchildren. He enjoyed nothing more than making memories with his grandchildren and passing on his hunting knowledge and skills. He had a heart of gold and never met a stranger. James would give the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his pocket to anyone. No matter who you talked to that knew James, you could bet there will be a story about him. In his short time on this earth, he made a huge impact on many lives and will never be forgotten. Services will be held at 11:00 on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Salem Methodist Church with Gary Osteen (Buckshot) officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Condolences may be shared with the family at https://sheridanfuneralhomeva.com/

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Michael Dean Acton Sr. "Mike", 65, of Sandy Hook, VA, passed away on May 19, 2022.  Mike is survived by two sons, Michael D. Acton Jr., wife Krystal Acton of Bumpass, VA, William M. Acton, wife Jessica Acton, and grandson, Waylon M. Acton of Sandy Hook, VA.  A gathering of friends will be held at Norman Funeral Home 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063 Friday, June 3rd 2022 from 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Goochland Fire and Rescue.

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Rickie Tyler, 65, passed away on April 27, 2022 in Laurel, MD. He was born on March 14, 1957 in Washington, DC to Pearl (Dump) Martin and the late Steve Tyler. Rickie is survived by his mother, Pearl (Dump) Martin of Washington DC; his wife of 11 years, Quanita L. Tyler of Laurel MD; two sons, Damien R. Tyler of Richmond, VA and Rickie R. Tyler II (Maxine) of Keswick, VA; grandson, Dezmond Tyler; great-granddaughter, Nyla Tyler of Chesterfield, VA; two brothers, three sisters, father-in-law, mother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, uncle, uncle-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held from 4pm - 8pm on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Fluvanna County School Board Office, 14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra, VA 22963.

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Kenneth John Gomola age 64, a current resident of Palmyra, Virginia was called home by the Lord on May 13th, 2022.  Ken was born on April 22, 1958 in Iselin, New Jersey to Joseph and Margaret (Salko). He is predeceased by his parents, his wife (Anne Gomola) and his sister, Karen Gomola. Ken graduated from Colonia High School in 1976.  He later graduated from Devry Technical Institute with a degree in electrical engineering.  He worked for IBM in Fishkill, New York until moving to Palmyra, Virginia in 2010 to continue with a career as a service technician for Branch Serve Corporations until his retirement in 2021.  On June 26,1981 he married his soul mate and the love of his life, Anne (Garitta) Gomola.  Together they had four beautiful children, Melissa (Gomola) Klein, Maggie Gomola, Joseph Gomola and his wife Jasmyn, MaryJane (Gomola) Vandyke, and her husband Jesse, five grandchildren, Kenny, Katie, Gabriella, Gracie, and Gloria, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.  He is also survived by a brother, Steven Gomola and wife Diane (Check) Gomola. Ken was a devoted husband, father, and provider. He was a man who could fix anything, build anything, and had the tools to do it. He was wholeheartedly devoted to instilling these virtues, as well as love for Jesus into his children. His faith was strong and he shared his love for Jesus through music as a member of the worship team at Calvary Chapel and bass guitarist with Christian Rock band, Crimson Current. Ken always had a young spirit. He was always the life of the party, kept everyone laughing through the toughest times, and enjoyed every second of life. A memorial service celebrating Ken’s life will be conducted at 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna by Nathaniel Kidd.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Calvary Chapel.  Funeral services are in the care of Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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James L. Cosner, 61, of Charlottesville, VA, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2022. He was born on December 10, 1960 to his late parents, Laurence and Jane Cosner. James is survived by three sisters, Janet Ratcliffe (Jack) of Voorhees, NJ, Carmen Forsee (Joe) of Chatsworth, GA and Paula Grimes (Harold) of Henrico, VA; his nephew, Scott Grimes of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two nieces, Melanie Nimmo (David) of Jasper, GA and Caitlin Peluszak (Kris) of Voorhees, NJ; and five great-nephews, Hayden Bullington of Jasper, GA and Sean, Joshua, Oliver, and Graeme Peluszak of Voorhees, NJ, along with many other family and close friends. James was a graduate of Western Albemarle High School and had worked for Charlottesville NAPA Auto Parts for over 20 years. He was an avid fly fisherman, hunter and camper; often hunting on family property in Fluvanna County and fly fishing on the Jackson River in Hidden Valley, VA. James also loved reading and enjoyed spending time with family and friends; often talking and laughing over his lifetime of experiences until late in the night. He filled a special place in many lives and will be profoundly missed by all who knew him. There will be a gathering of friends at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on June 13, 2022. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. http://www.projecthealingwaters.org/ or a charity of your choice.

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