Jean K. Collins
Jean Kelly Collins, 81, of Beech Grove, departed this life on March 7 at University of UVa Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Lynchburg, a daughter of the late George Luck and Florence Hughes Collins. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Edith Collins Zurik; first husband, Walter Witt Stevens; and second husband, Calvin F. Moyers.
Jean leaves a son, Darrell Collins Stevens and his wife, Lelia; a daughter, Theresa S. Harris and her husband, Laurie Wayne; four grandchildren, Travis W. Harris and his wife, Joan, Nicholas D. Harris and his wife, Kristie, Jacqueline S. Morris and her husband, Jeffery “Chip,” and Carrie E. Stevens; five great-grandchildren, Jeffrey R. and Samuel Luck Morris, and Todd, Emile and Ian Campbell, all of Nelson County; a brother-in-law, Robert Zurik; nephews, Todd Zurik and his wife, Lynn, and Lyle Zurik; and special caregivers, William L. Tellez and Lisa Stevens.
Grandma Jean considered herself a life long member of Rockfish Valley Baptist Church where she and many of her 49 first cousins grew up. Jean played the piano there as well as at other area churches. She was quite the family and Nelson County historian. Her many stories and recollections will be missed. Her other interests were cooking, music, hand crafts and growing flowers and vegetables.
A graveside service was conducted March 10 at the Collins plot in Thornrose Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at Henry Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wintergreen Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 711, Nellysford, VA 22958.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.
Melvin L. Crickenberger
Melvin L. Crickenberger, 67, of Nashville, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on March 7 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, after a short illness.
He was born Jan. 10, 1942, a native of Schuyler, Virginia, and a member of Schuyler Baptist Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he was vice president of Music Row Records, and boxing judge for the state of Tennessee. He served as president of Four County Players and on the board of directors for more than 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Leo Crickenberger and his mother, Birdie Lanum Crickenberger “Tootsie.”
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Collins Crickenberger; a daughter, Vonda Crickenberger and her husband, David Tommerup, of Nashville; a son, Todd Crickenberger, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; brothers, Charles Crickenberger and his wife, Wilma, of Forest, Barry Crickenberger and his wife, Pat, of Buckingham; sisters, Darlene Arasim and her husband, Pat, of Warrenton, N.C., Debbie Ashley of Charlottesville, and Wanda Kidd and her husband, Curtis, of Troy; five very special grandchildren, Zach, Chase, Clarke, Schuyler and Jackson and many special nieces and nephews.
A loving husband, father, poppy, and brother will be greatly missed.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Eric Raefsky and the staff of Summit Hospital, and Alive Hospice.
A memorial service was held March 14 at Effort Baptist Church in Palmyra, with Dr. David Clay officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice Foundation. Burial will be private.
Pearl C. Cross
Pearl C. Cross, 75, of Shipman, died at her residence on March 13.
She was born in Greenwood, on Nov. 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Louil Gibson and Emma H. Gibson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Fisher.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Cross; two daughters, Jenny Mawyer, and Linda Viar and her husband, Ronnie, all of Crozet; a step-son, Charlie Cross and his wife, Tina, of Scottsville; a sister, Ethel Gibson; a brother, Bobby Gibson, all of Crozet; five grandchildren, Sharon Shifflett, Tina Cross, Tammy Viar, Michelle Mawyer and Ronnie Viar Jr.; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was retired from Shadwell Store, MCL Corp as a deli cook.
The family received friends March 16 at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service was held March 17 at Rockgate Cemetery in Crozet with the Rev. David Collyer officiating.
Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Earl J. Currier Sr.
Earl J. “Dixie” Currier Sr., 71, passed away on March 11, at a Richmond hospital.
He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Rockfish County, the son of the late Henry Currier and Angelina Weaver Currier. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Daisy Flick and Dorothy Thompson; and four brothers, Lewis Currier, Thomas Currier, Samuel Currier, and James Currier.
Earl served in the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1963 and was employed with the Commonwealth of Virginia for 23 years. He will be dearly missed and remembered always.
Surviving him are his wife, Jeanne Currier, of Richmond; four daughters, Sandra Gillespie, of Richmond, Brenda McKeen, of Charlottesville, Joanne Morrisroe, of Charlottesville, and Deborah Dudack-May and her husband, Clanton, of Richmond; three sons, Earl J. Currier II and his wife, Lisa, of Charlottesville, Timothy Currier, of Charlottesville, and Larry Dudack and his wife, Sarah, of Chesapeake; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Francis Baber, of Buckingham, and Helen Goode, of Charlottesville; one sister-in-law, Edna Currier, of Charlottesville; one brother-in-law, Billy Thompson, of Palmyra; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service was held March 16 at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home followed by the family receiving friends.
The family expresses there great appreciation to the staff of Saint Mary’s Hospital and the Hospice in Richmond for all their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to your local hospice.
Friends may sign the guest book at www.hillandwood.com.
Agnes H. Fisher
Agnes H. Fisher, lifelong resident of Albemarle County, passed away at her home on March 12. She was a devoted sister, beloved aunt, and friend to all who knew her.
She was born in Batesville on June 2, 1928, the fifth child of the late Arthur J. Harding and Rosa Spencer Harding.
Agnes was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie H. Houchens, Verdell H. Beal, and Dorothy H. Via. She was also preceded in death by her only brother, James R. Harding.
She is survived by two sisters, Margaret H. Nay of Faber, and Peggy H. Taylor and her husband, Raymond, of Crozet. She is survived by one sister- in-law, Violet D. Harding of Crozet. Agnes is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, one special niece, Terri T. Belew and her husband, Scott, of Crozet.
Agnes retired from Acme Visible Records with 40 years of service. She enjoyed working in her yard, especially riding her mower, cooking for family and friends, and was an avid gardener and wood craftsman.
The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Zazakos for all his years of care; special friends, Kitty Morris and Debbie Houchens, for all their compassionate care, and Marissa and the wonderful folks at Hospice fo the Piedmont.
Donations in her honor may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or the American Cancer Society, 3042-D Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
The family received friends at the Anderson Funeral Chapel March 1.
A funeral service was held March 16, at the Crozet Baptist Church. Interment followed at Rockgate Cemetery with the Reverend David Collier officiating.
Anderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine C. Johnson
Josephine Campbell Johnson, 95, of Roseland, died March 10 at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst. Born in Nelson County Jan. 19, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Dillard Campbell and Ada Farrish Campbell. She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church until her health began failing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Johnson, who died Nov. 25, 1983.
She is survived by three sons: Walter T. Johnson (Marie), of Lynchburg, Earnest C. Johnson (Linda), of Madison Heights, Everett Ray Johnson (Linda), of Piney River; two daughters: Sylvia Johnson, of Lynchburg, Sandra Weast, of Roseland; one sister: Hazel Woodson, of Troy; one son-in-law, Marion Sprouse, of Massies Mill; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Sprouse; two sons-in-law, Dan Weast and Henry Johnson; four brothers, Gilmore, Joe, Wendall, and Percy; three sisters, Virginia Coleman, Shirley Bond, and Callie Lawhorne.
A funeral service was conducted March 14 at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by the Rev. Judy Parrish with burial in Jonesboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseland Rescue Squad or Grace Episcopal Church.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff of Fairmont Crossing for all their loving care of their mother.
Carroll Wayne Kidd “Spunkie”
Carroll Wayne Kidd, “Spunkie,” 61, died March 9 at his home in Roseland. Born November 12, 1947, he was a son of the late Nelson Carrington Kidd and Mary Catherine Fitzgerald Kidd. He retired as a maintenance operations manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation, was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, past president of the Massies Mill Ruritan Club and was a member of the Harley Davidson Group. Spunkie enjoyed making music with his friends and willingly shared his musical talent.
He is survived by his wife Vickie Ward Kidd; two sons, Michael Wayne Kidd (Becky), of Staunton, Nathan Carroll Kidd, of Harrisonburg; one daughter, Jamie Elizabeth Deacon (Jeff), of Amherst; four brothers, Jimmy (Jane), Ray (Cheryl), Clay (Sherry), Tony (Diane); one sister, Cathy (Donnie); one granddaughter, Madison Rayne; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Samantha Faith Deacon.
A funeral service was conducted March 12 at Jonesboro Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Underwood. Burial with military honors followed in Jonesboro Cemetery. The family received friends at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home March 11 and at other times at the home of his brother Jimmy (Jane). Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Samantha Faith Deacon, to RTS Bereavement, Virginia Baptist Hospital, 3300 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24505.
Frances Lillian Allen Miles
Frances Lillian Allen Miles, 81, of James River Road, Shipman, died March 12, at UVa Medical Center.
Born April 11, 1927 in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and the late Jane Brown Allen.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Miles, in 1997.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a retired employee of General Electric in Charlottesville with 30 years of service.
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria A. Miles, of Leesburg, and Jacqueline Bouknight, of Washington, D.C., two sons, Charles Miles, of Woodbridge, and James Miles, of Shipman, five sisters; Gladys Fleming, of Wingina, Georgia Cottrel, of Arrington, Clara Allen, of Lynchburg, Alice Jeffries, of Lynchburg and Shirley Woodson, of Shipman, two brothers, Clifford and Clarence Allen, both of Faber, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A funeral service was held March 17 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Shawn Womack officiating. Interment followed in the Miles Family Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston.