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Richard D. Faix, 91, departed this life on October 16, 2021 surrounded by his wife and daughter. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was raised in Milford, Delaware. After attending Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, he served three years in the Air Force, including a tour in Korea. After working for several years at Sear, Roebuck & Co. in Richmond, he went to Fork Union Military Academy where he taught physics and chemistry for 36 years. He played several instruments and played with the Second-Wind Band in Charlottesville, Virginia for many years. Besides being a talented musician, he was an artist and built many clocks as a hobby. He is predeceased by his parents, Gus and Ethel Faix; a sister, Marjorie; a brother, Bill; and a son, Tom. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Euxine Dolbeer Faix; a daughter, Tracy Faix of Glen Allen, Virginia; a grandson, Aiden; a brother, Thomas L. Faix of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service at Grace Episcopal Church in Bremo Bluff, Virginia on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 754 Bremo Bluff Road, Bremo Bluff, Virginia 23022 or Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Virginia. Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, Virginia.

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Christopher Harris Ward, 42, of Scottsville, VA, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2021.  He was a devoted Son, Brother, Father, and Pop-Pop. He was a man who enjoyed everything life had to give to the fullest. He is survived by his loving parents, Shelby Miller, Cliff Miller, William Ward, and Gail Ward; children, Brittany Caryn Ward, Andrew Lee Ward, Kevin Patrick Ward and Lindsey Kathreen Ward, whom he raised with Rebecca Lynn Powell; sister, Scotti Gipson; brother-in-law, Gregory Gipson; step-sister, Shelia Maupin; grandchildren, Creed Shepherd and McCoy Shepherd; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and special friends whom he held remarkably close to his heart. He is also survived by his cousin, Brian; girlfriend, Lara Dugolinsky; and his loyal companion and best friend, Cash, his dog. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4pm-8pm at Sheridan Funeral Home, 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kent Store, VA 23084. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11am at Fox Memorial Baptist Church, 2846 West River Road, Scottsville VA, 24590. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Chris’ grandmother, Kathreen Jennings.

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William James Henson, affectionately known as “Bugg,” transitioned into his eternal home gently and peacefully, surrounded by his loving and devoted wife, Cynthia, and son, James. William was the oldest son of the late Lottie Mae Rawlings Henson McCowan, and his very special dad he called “Pop,” Thomas Linwood McCowan. William is also proceeded in death by his oldest son Eric Henson, and older sister Shirley Johnson. He is a lifelong resident of Louisa County, although he resided in Charlottesville briefly. William was educated in Louisa County Public Schools and was a proud member of Evergreen Bible Way Church congregation under the leadership of Rev. Steven A. Mason. William worked as a self-employed logger in construction, and worked for the Covenant School for over 25 years. ​Surviving William is his wife, Cynthia, soulmate and love of his eye for over 40 years, and his son and namesake, William James Henson Jr. During Williams illness, Cynthia devoted herself to render care for him out of the love and respect only she could give. She cared for him with unconditional love and support. Their son, James, who resides at home with his parents, is a loving and devoted son with a steadfast bond to Cynthia and William. William is also survived by his special daughter, Hope Tyson, her husband Irvin, and their “feather-baby,” Gizmo. ​Also surviving are his grandchildren; Alyssa, Antone, andAhmed, and great grandson Mikel, and his siblings; Jestean, Ragland, Owen, Joyce Christmas and her husband, Arthur, Barbara Jordan, and Bennett’s minister Lawrence Henson and his wife, Pricilla, and Darnell Henson and his wife, Leslie, and brother-in-law’s Samuel DuVall and Chuck Anderson. Other grandchildren include Brandon Johnson (Latoya), and their four special children. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. ​William’s special friends he considered like family, include;Marvin Boswell (aka Dad), Bob Michie (aka Brother), Kevin “Weed” Hackney, Nancy Haney (aka Picky Picky), Alvin Brack(aka Ollie), and wife Leslie Christmas. ​William enjoyed watching television with James, especially wrestling, Andy Griffith shows, and western movies. William and Cynthia enjoyed going to estate sales and taking leisurely rides around town. ​William’s wife Cynthia, and son, James, extend heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the compassion and condolences given during this difficult time. May God bless each of you. Professional Funeral Services have been entrusted to Sheridan Funeral Home in Kent’s Store, VA.

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Paul C. Hoshall July 17, 1943 – October 6, 2021 Paul Hoshall of Lake Monticello, Virginia died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes early on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at his home.  Paul was 78 years old.  He is preceded in death by his parents Edna and Earle Hoshall, his sisters Ann Prock and Earle Daniher and his first wife, C. Jean Hoshall (Mary Kathryn Hart’s mother).  He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Sherburne, his sister, Sally Schoch in OR; his daughter, Mary Kathryn Hart (Jay); his step-daughters, Kristen Pappano and Patricia Golden; his granddaughter Kathryn Elizabeth Liu Yun Hart; four step-grandchildren, three nieces and four nephews in California and Oregon,  and his faithful dog, Jase. Paul was born in Hackensack, NJ, attended high school at The International School (the American School) in the Philippines, the University of Colorado and Western State College, and lived in many places with his small family before settling down in 1974 in Northern Virginia.  He had a full career as a CPA Auditor, then as a consultant with a CPA firm. He proudly dedicated many hours to the Jaycee organization.  He enjoyed golfing, fly fishing, and camping out in the quiet of nature away from the bustle of Northern Virginia.  Of all the places he lived, he loved Colorado’s wide-open spaces the most.   After retirement, he moved to Lake Monticello where he enjoyed his new pace of life with his beloved wife Mary Ellen and his dog Jase including many days sitting out on his deck or floating out on the water in his boat.  He was an avid cook and griller, loved eating delicious food with good friends, and could always pair the best wine with even the most modest meal. People frequently commented on his special smile and his great laugh.  He always loved to travel and had just come back from a reunion of the American School (AS).  The AS in the Philippines held a special place in his heart.  He looked forward to the reunions with old friends and provided support to the school to help others experience being a student there. To remember and celebrate his life we will be holding a memorial luncheon at the Lake Monticello clubhouse at 41 Ashlawn Avenue, Palmyra, Virginia 22963 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  A separate celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Friday October 29th at the Zenola Restaurant at 132 Branch Road SE Vienna, VA 22180.  The family asks that instead of flowers to please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, or to the Vicky SyCip Herrera Scholarship, International School Services, Inc. 15 Roszel Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540 ATTN: Carrie Meola. This organization supports local national students whose parents are unable to pay tuition for the school.  

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Lynwood R. “Bubba” Perkins Jr., of Rockville, VA, unexpectedly departed this life Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 65 years young. He is survived and adored by his loving wife, Daryl; his mother, Bernice; his children, Sarah (Shawn), Adam (Melody) and Jami (Daniel); and his grandchildren and world, Cameron Brooke, Kailyn Elise, Carter Lee and Michael Wayne. He is preceded in death by his father, Lynwood Sr.; his brother, Michael; his sister, Brenda; his niece, Brooke; and his first wife and mother of his children, Donna. Bubba was a loved man that will be fiercely missed by his family and his community. As a local business owner of 25 years, he developed long and meaningful friendships with those he served, and we know there are many hearts that now have holes in them. We were all incredibly lucky to have had the time with him that we did. While Bubba did not love long walks, it is well known just how much he loved long talks. He was a lover of air-conditioned tractors, a seat warmer at the Oilville Exxon, fixer of all broken things and owner of the roughest, toughest hands. Hands that told stories of his decades of hard work. He was the keeper of the chewing gum, drinker of the Diet Mountain Dew, creator of the greenest grass, giver of the tightest hugs and the best Grandpa there was. He was humble, funny, and kind, and had the biggest heart for those in his life. This world is now a dimmer place without him in it. The family has endless thank you’s for the men who worked so hard to keep him earthside and we find great comfort in knowing that while we were unable to be with him, he was not alone in his final moments. “And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.” Visitation will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 1-3pm and 5-8pm at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA. A celebration of life will be Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11am at Forest Grove Christian Church, 3881 Hadensville Fife Road, Goochland, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Goochland County Fire and Rescue or a charity that is meaningful to you.

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Parrish, Lance W. age 39 left us unexpectedly on September 13, 2021.  He was survived by his precious son, Landen Wayne Parrish who he called “Little Man” and his heart broken parents Mike and Emma Parrish of Goochland Va.  He will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, and a host of cousins and friends.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on October 1st , 2021, at the Salmon Family Cemetery in Goochland VA.  Memorial contributions can be made to company 4 Fife Fire Department.

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Gene "Shorty Red" Harris, 91, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Harris. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy; brother, Ray; sons, Franklin Harris, Clinton Harris and Christopher Harris; and grandchildren. He spent his early life in Nelson County, his later life in Goochland County and his entire life causing trouble. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Norman Funeral Chapel, 2982 River Road West Goochland, VA 23063.

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Richard Samuel Dobbins, 71, of Maidens, passed away on September 22, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Norma Jean Dobbins. He is survived by his wife Karen Anderson Dobbins; daughter, Lindsay Howard (Randy); grandchildren Warren, Camden, McCoy, and Everett; sister LoAnne Lucarelli (Joe); and many other close family and friends. Richard was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, in which he served in Vietnam. During his time in the service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. Richard was a great family man and friend to many. He was an avid lover of sports, but especially the Washington Redskins, Boston Red Sox, and University of Tennessee. A gathering of friends will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 6pm-7:30pm at Norman Funeral Home, 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Richmond SPCA at www.richmondspca.org.

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Parker, John Austin, age 93, went to his heavenly home on Friday morningSeptember 24, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Parker and his sisters, Mary Martin and Maxine Booker.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Atkinson Parker and children, Susan Ragland, Steven Parker (Linda) and Stacey Herndon (Bobby), eight Grandchildren and Fifteen Great-Grandchildren. Johnny retired from Virginia Department of Transportation after over 40 years of service.  He loved working in his garden that he selflessly shared with everyone. He also loved spending time with his family for Sunday lunches after church. The family will receive guest on Tuesday September 28, 2021, from 6pm to 8pm at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, VA.  Services will be help on Wednesday September 29, 2021, at 11am at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ragland Memorial Baptist Church.

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Garland Dennis Gammon, 80, of Richmond passed away September 24, 2021. Dennis was a longtime employee of J.K. Timmons and worked for Reed’s Landing for many years. He dedicated 29 years to Field Day of the Past, and volunteered in almost every project that the organization undertook. He was an enthusiastic storyteller and never met a stranger. He was a man of many talents, which he expressed through his varied hobbies. He was an avid sportsman, an amateur mechanic, a carpenter and a woodworker, who enjoyed travel, adventure, and ice cream. Dennis was the son of the late Claude and Lucille Gammon of Gum Spring. He is survived by his wife, Melinda, who he lovingly endured for 37 years, and his children Karen Nicely (Kent), Patricia Lawson (Gary), John, Sarah McCurdy (Mike), Robert, Richard, and Denise (Steven Hubbard); sisters Joan Lloyd and Shearin England; brother Jerry (Dorothy); sisters-in-law Mary Katherine and Joanna; seven grandchildren; and extended family and many good friends. Visitation will be held at Norman Funeral Home in Goochland from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, Monday, September 27th.Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 28th at Gum Spring UMC, 191 Cross County Road, Gum Spring. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Donations can be made in Dennis’ memory to Field Day of the Past.  

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