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Ellett Graham Snead of Fork Union, Virginia,left this earth for his new home in heaven on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  As most of you know, Ellett was confined to a wheelchair since age 24, and when he slipped from this world to his heavenly residence we know that he was running with pure delight and joy all over the streets of heaven.  Ellett was born August 12, 1956, to the late Ellett McGeorge (Mac) Snead, Jr. and Mildred Jacqueline Davidson Snead.  He is survived by his adoring wife of 33 years,Rosetta K. Snead; his beloved sister, Kathy Snead Anderson and her husband, Steve; his sister-in-laws, Susan Ringwood, Cindy Knightand Ellen Johnson; brother-in-law and best friend, Andy Johnson; several nieces, nephews,great nieces and nephews, cousins and many other family members too numerous to name.     Ellett was a phenomenal musician.  If it had strings he could play it, but his first love was the banjo.  Later he taught himself to play the piano and led praise and worship at the church he loved, Open Door Church.  Ellett was administrator of Open Door Christian School for many years as well as a teacher.  He loved math and computer and enjoyed challenging his high school students with his unique perspectives.  Ellett loved Jesus Christ with all his heart and after retirement spent many hours reading his Bible and in prayer.  One of his last journal entries reads as follows, “Still praying and studying the Word, endeavoring to hear and grow and fulfill all of God’s will for us.”  Weknow Ellett has a great reward in heaven.   Despite his disability, Ellett loved life.  He always had a positive attitude and was such an inspiration to all he met.  Everyone that met him in the hospital remarked that he was a favorite patient and how sweet he was.  He loved to hunt and fish with his daddy whom he was so close to.  He loved playing Mario Kart and spending time with his buddies, Cameron and Tim.  I know I speak for all of us, Ellett, we can’t wait to see you dancing when we are all united together for eternity.  We love you and miss you so much.   There will be a short, private graveside service on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. followed by a memorial service at a later time,which we invite everyone to attend at Open Door Church in Troy, Virginia (date to be announced).   In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church Ellett loved, Open Door Church, P.O. Box 970, Troy, VA 22974.   Finally, thanks to everyone for your endless prayers, support, love and concern during such a difficult time.  We love and appreciate each one of you so much, and if Ellett had a message for you today it would be to make sure you do not leave this Earth without being born again and knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior.   Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, Virginia.  


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Blanche Ann “Kidd” Catlett, of Cartersville, Virginia, passed away November 16th, 2021. She was born on September 4th, 1944 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and grew up in Columbia, Virginia. Ann is predeceased by her mother and father, Ethel Mae “Taggart” Kidd and Nash Kidd Sr., three brothers, William “Billy”, Donald, and Jeffery Kidd. Ann is survived by three daughters, Deborah Lynn Woods (Rick) of Fork Union, Patricia Ann Gills (Jay) of Cartersville, and Jennifer Wade Dawson (Randy) of Cumberland. Six grandchildren; Ashley Lawson (Trey), Zachary Woods, Brandon Tyson (Cassie), Amanda Woods, Joshua Tyson, and Mackenzie Vance, and step-grandson Andrew “Drew” Wilson. Four great grandchildren; Reaghan, Ryleigh and Easton Lawson, and Braelynn Woods, as well as a step-grandaughter, Payton Dawson. Her brother, Jerry (Servilla) of Kents Store, and several nieces and nephews. We would like to thank her caregivers Alesha Holman and Allie Hazzard of James River Hospice, as well as her dear friend Barbara Brown. Visitation will be held Friday, November 19th from 6-8pm at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, VA. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 20th at 11am at Sheridan Funeral Home.


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Horace Grayson Crowder, 89, of Goochland, VA, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Willis Childress; father, Hazell Crowder; sister, Jane C. McGehee (Bernard); along with numerous close relatives. He is survived by his nieces, Elizabeth M. Norman (Billy) and Cheryl M. Gorman (John); nephews, Donald W. McGehee (Lisa) and Ronald L. McGehee (Lorraine); 8 great nieces and nephews; and 6 great-great nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Oakland Baptist Church, 2965 Oakland Church Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065.


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Elizabeth Shipp Cosner, “Liz”, 93, of Kents Store, Virginia, passed away Sunday, November 7th, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Sydney and Nina Virginia Shipp, one brother, two sisters, and husband Gussie C. Cosner. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Catherine M. Cosner of Kent Store, Virginia, and Merle C. Garner of Palmyra, Virginia, along with numerous nephews and nieces, great and great-great. Liz retired from the Palmyra Fluvanna County Agriculture Service in 1989, after working at Dobbins Insurance Service in Louisa, and the Kirkpatrick store in Kents Store. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and sang in the choir for many years. Liz will be remembered fondly by her generous hospitality, treasured recipes, easy conversation, quick laughter, and her love for her extended family. A graveside funeral service will be held at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery 1633 Kents Store Way, Kents Store, Virginia, on Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at 2pm, officiated by Reverend Jason Taylor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liz’s memory to Beulah Baptist Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association; 355 Rio Rd. W. STE 102, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901. Sheridan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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Kathleen “Kathy” Burkett, 55, of Troy, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2021. She joined her father, DW Layton, in glory. She is survived by her loving husband, Jack, daughter, DeAnna, and son-in-law, Marcus, as well as, her mother, Linda, and siblings, Erin, Matt and Amy. Kathy was born to DW and Linda Layton on January 14, 1966 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. In September of 1984, she was joined in marriage to her best friend, Jack, while surrounded by adoring family and friends. They enjoyed 10 years of adventures before welcoming their daughter, DeAnna a.k.a. “Bugg,” in 1995. She truly loved her life and made the best of it, despite circumstances that would have discouraged a weaker woman. She was involved with her church and choir all of her life. She was quick to welcome guests into her home, or give a ride to anyone in need. Kathy never knew a stranger; if you knew her, you loved her. Her huge smile and warm laugh could brighten the darkest room and cheer the coldest heart. She took great pride in caring for her family and her animals. Kathy was happiest when she was fishing alongside Jack on a beautiful, 83 degree day. She will live on in the hearts of all who love her. We wait patiently until we meet again in the arms of our Father. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00pm at: Calvary Chapel Fluvanna 2772 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Palmyra, VA 22963 with a reception to follow at: Layz S Ranch 2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Palmyra, VA 22963. Funeral Services provided by Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store, VA. If you would like to send flowers, the family asks that you please consider a potted plant that can live on in her honor.


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Eva June Nichols, 78, passed away from natural causes in her home on Saturday, October 30, 2021. She was born on January 16, 1943 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. She was the sixth of fourteen children born to Albert Burrell McClung and Mary Susan Marie Ratliff McClung. Her family home was in Sinks Grove, West Virginia. Ms. Nichols was a talented quilter and she found joy in making quilts for family and friends. Her yard was her showcase, she spent many hours working in her yard and flower gardens. In her downtime she loved watching westerns and Hallmark movies. She will always be remembered in the hearts of her children, Mary Susan Young, John Alexander Nichols (Deanna) and Anthony Douglas Nichols (Paige). She loved her grandchildren, Caleb, Hailee, Sarah and Luke dearly. The family will receive visitors Thursday, November 4, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the home of John and Deanna Nichols, 4260 Shannon Hill Road, Columbia, Virginia. Funeral services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Pickaway, West Virginia on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at New Lebanon Cemetery, Pickaway, West Virginia.


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Richard Winfrey “Win” Duvall, Jr. departed this life and was welcomed to his home in heaven on October 25, 2021. He cast off the limitations of mortality and embraced the ultimate Victory of eternal life, healing and redemption in the presence of his Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ. Born on December 17, 1930 in Goochland County, VA, Win was and remains a devoted son, husband, father, friend, teacher and encourager to so many that remain. His life on Earth was one of many triumphs over challenging circumstances, and a shining example for others to follow. He loved his Country and Community. Sergeant Duvall served in the United States Army Reserve and was a Volunteer Firefighter. His impact on the business world was substantial, working tirelessly in a sales career that saw him rise from field sales to corporate executive and trainer, and owner of his own company, Win Duvall and Associates. He was always ready with a helping hand to those in need, and was a constant source of inspiration to his family, friends and business associates. Many remember his patience with, and unwavering commitment to, those who were beginning their sales careers. His impact in the lives of those he trained has been invaluable and lasting. His family remembers him as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, always ready and willing to provide wise counsel and support. Memories of his encouraging words continue to guide and inspire them as they move forward in life. He was preceded to heaven by his father, Richard Winfrey Duvall, Sr.; mother, Mary Duvall; and sons, Richard Winfrey “Ricky” Duvall, III and Russell Wayne Duvall. His loving family that remains includes his wife of 71 years, Mary Ann Phillips Duvall; son, Ramon Duvall, his wife, Marsha, and their children, Marshall and Ashleigh of Panama City Beach, FL; daughter, Carolyn Duvall of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Renee Duvall Wolfe, her husband, Trevor, and their children, Justin and Brandon of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Michele Duvall Scannell, her husband, Brian Warner Robins, and their children Patrick, Caitlin, and Kevin of Georgia; son, Michael Duvall, his wife, Jenna, and their children, Naomi and Benjamin of Charleston, SC; and daughter, Sharon Duvall Carroll and her husband, Mike, of Atlanta GA. Win’s life can be summed up by these words found in James 3:13, “Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his good deeds with the gentleness and humility of true wisdom.” We will always remember his kindness and love for family and friends. His was a life well-lived that will be rewarded throughout eternity. His family and friends say farewell for now, but we will see you again soon, and we will be together forever! Interment will be private. Win’s family welcomes your prayers and expressions of support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Win’s honor to Beachside Fellowship Miracle Center Church at Memorial donations can also be made to the Emory Eye Center Research Arrangements...


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SADLER, Stephen Joseph Jr. “Joe”, 81, of Charlottesville, VA was reunited in death with Christ and his beloved and devoted wife, Shirley Hamm Sadler, on October 22, 2021.  Joe was the son of the late Stephen J. Sadler, Sr. and Sarah Yancey Sadler.  He is survived by a brother, John Page (Jacqueline) of Barboursville, VA and a sister, Alice S. Murphey (Raymond) of Ashland, VA.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his wife Shirley's devoted family, especially his nephew, Mark Roberts. Joe was a Charlottesville Police Officer for 32 years and a life-long farmer. He was a member of Lyles Baptist Church, Palmyra, VA. Visitation will be at the Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, VA on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with graveside services at Holly Memorial Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


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Lucy Elliott Harris, 89, of Louisa, passed away peacefully on October 21st, 2021. Lucy was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Louisa. Lucy’s favorite ways to enjoy time on the farm were creating paintings to hang in the house, working in her garden, cultivating interesting flowers, traveling, watching her beloved birds (the swarms of hummingbirds were a sight), and enjoying time with her dogs and “grand”dogs. She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Harris, sister, Lois E. Goodman, and son, Charles “Chuck” Reavely Harris. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia “Cindy” H. Beazell (Perry), sons, Gregory E. (Ann), Bruce A. (Lockie), and daughter-in-law, Judy Ann Faust, along with five grandchildren; Ian Elliott, William Nordeck, Michael Morgan, Sarah Mikaela, and Elizabeth Ann, and three great-grandchildren; Blair Nicole, Addison James, and Idris Elliott.She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Michael Whalen. A memorial service will be held at Macedonia United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 30th at 11am. In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions for Lucy may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church Building Fund for her dream of bells in the church steeple.


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Thelma Harlow Badgett passed away peacefully June 5th, 2021 at Louisa Health and Rehabilitation. Thelma was born on July 7th, 1927 to Andrew and Mable Harlow, and was the wife of Coleman Badgett who proceeded her in death. She is also proceeded in death by her sisters; Kate Williams, Ruby Carter, and Myrtle Hamilton, and brothers; Harry (Buster), Bernard (Hebe), Andrew (Debbie), Lynn (Lynnie), and Everette (Jack) Harlow. ​Thelma is survived by her son Ronald Coleman Badgett, who was the love of her life, and her very special sister-in-lawDorothy Badgett of Louisa. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. ​Thelma lived in Louisa County all her life, growing up in the Ferncliff area. After marriage she moved to the Yanceyville area. Thelma loved her Lord and was a kind person who cared for family above all else. ​There will be a graveside service held at Hillcrest Cemetery on Sunday October 24th at 3pm. Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store is handling the arrangements.


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