Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Larry Gene Dixon, 66, of Gladstone, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at the home of John "Bubby" and Lou Dixon. Born September 19, 1952 in Lynchburg, Larry was the son of the late Beatrice Banton Dixon and Harry Madison Dixon. He was often referred to as The Mayor of Gladstone because …

Mary Louise Hudson Proffitt, 80, of Shipman, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. Born on November 26, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Scott Edward and Sally Ann Stevens Hudson. Mary had been a seamstress for Nelson Manufacturing Co. for many years, and was also a member of Shipman …

Donald Wayne Matheny of Afton, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on January 5, 1940, in Waynesboro, to the late Earl Ray and Virginia Gray Matheny. He is survived by his wife, Lillian "Lily" of 57 years; three sons, Jerry (Tammy), …

Lydia Esperanza Wulin was born in Cuyotenago, Guatemala, on December 26, 1930. She immigrated to the United States in 1953, at the age of 22, showing her adventurous spirit which carried her to New York City, where she made many friends and eventually married her loving husband of 61 years, …

Monday, February 11, 2019

John Leslie Shelton, 96, of Roseland, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was born on May 1, 1922, at home in Nelson County, to Samuel Walton Shelton and Virginia Ruth Hill. He was fourth of seven children, all of whom preceded him in death, as did his son, Thomas and wives, Ruth an…

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Madalyn Louise "Lou" Parrish Dixon, 68, of Gladstone Road, Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her residence. She was the loving wife of the late John Madison "Bubby" Dixon II. Born in Lynchburg, Va., on January 12, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Amy Cunningham an…

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Mary Brady Allen, 86, of Roseland, departed this life on Monday, January 21, 2019, after declining health in later life. Born on February 26, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Hudson Brady. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of…

Edward Lynn "Eddie" Embrey, 67, of Rockfish Depot, entered his eternal home on January 31, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eddie was born on February 15, 1951, to the Late Joseph Norman "J.N." Jr. and Mary Lee Golladay Embrey. Eddie was a proud graduate of Nelson County…

Isaiah D. Smith Sr. "Zeke" Isaiah D. Smith Sr. "Zeke" departed this life on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at UVA Medical Center surrounded by family. He was born to the late Henry and Emma Smith on May 29, 1933. Isaiah never met a stranger and always took the time to say hello. He enjoyed sitt…

Martha Lucille Tillman, 85, born on April 7, 1933, in Nelson County, Virginia, went to her eternal home on February 2, 2019. Martha, fondly called Mrs. Rice by many, lived a full, beautiful life. Which she spent serving the Lord, caring for her beloved family and being a beacon of light show…

Monday, February 04, 2019

Florence Ruth Bourne, 89, of Piney River, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Born in New York, on July 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Harry P. and Dorothy Bertha Mohr Cubbin. Florence attended and was a faithful member of Rose Union Baptist Church. She served on the WMU whe…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rosemary Young Frickleton, 88 of Arrington, died on Saturday morning, January 26, 2019, at her daughter's home in Arrington, after an extended illness. Rose was born on June 25, 1930, in Washington, D.C,. a daughter of the late Peter Young and Lillian Wright Young. Besides her parents, she w…

Charles Douglas "Doug" Nash, 52, of Charlottesville, died on Monday, January 21, 2019, in Charlottesville. He was born on July 2, 1966, in Charlottesville a son of Charles W. Nash Jr. and Effie Maupin Nash, of Charlottesville. Doug was a self-employed mechanic. In addition to his parents, he…

Eleanor Lucille (Niedentohl) Snead, 94, of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, after a brief illness. She was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1924, a daughter of the late William Piper and Anna Mae (Harri…

John William Turner Sr. John William Turner Sr., 82, of Adial Road, Faber, departed this life on Monday, January 28, 2019, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. He was born on July 15, 1936, in Nelson County, a son of the late Bruce Dodd and Alvetta Turner. In addition to his pare…

Friday, January 25, 2019

Tinch Elpherson Campbell Jr., 83, of Tye River Road, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. He was born September 22, 1935, the son of Tinch Sr and Sallie Ann Campbell. He was an avid gardener and farmer. Tinch enjoyed bird hunting, fishing, and helping others. He spent many years as an activ…

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Harley "Alvin" Burnley "Big A" Harley "Alvin" Burnley, 75, of Shipman, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. Born in Lovingston, on October 3, 1943, he was a son of the late Harley Reed and Eva Ellen Martin Burnley. Alvin had been a Materials Manager for Central Virginia Electric Co-op fo…

Gloria Carrodine Higginbotham, age 72, died peacefully on January 20, 2019, at Capital Caring Hospice, in Arlington, Va. Born on September 7, 1946, she was the daughter of the late James Daniel and Elizabeth Idelle Higginbotham. Ms. Higginbotham was born in Nelson County and was a long-time …

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Janet Watts Martin, 98, passed away on January 8, 2019, at her Chestnut Grove residence in Henrico, Va. She was born in Tye River, Nelson County, Va. on October 21, 1920, the eldest daughter of the late Ed Louis and Alma Dawson Watts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ma…

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Arthur Thomas Clark departed his life on December 30, 2018, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He worked for years at Basic City Luncheonette in Waynesboro and recently employed at Wessies. He loved to hunt and fish. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Signora R. Burton …

Dorothy Mae "Dot" Boyd Hawley, age 90, formerly of 162 Rogers Street, Abingdon, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet, Va. Born on April 26, 1928, in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Christine Boy…

William Edward "Bill" Turner, 75, of Smyrna, Tenn., passed away on January 4, 2019. Born on April 17, 1943, in Charlottesville, Va., he was the son of the late William Nelson Turner and Rebecca Hope Purvis Turner. Bill loved Smith Mountain Lake, listening to music, and smoking his pipe. A fa…

Vivian "Patti" Helms Wiggins, 82, of Nellysford, Va., passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Born in Queens, N.Y., on June 8, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Vivian Rathjen Helms. Vivian had been a real estate agent for many years in Roswell, Ga., having previously worked…

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Gloria Earleen Thompson Harris, 78, of Lovingston, Va., passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in the company of close family. She was born on June 25, 1940, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Willie Herbert Thompson and Len…

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Clyde Stephen "Grits" Britt, 71, passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Steve was born in 1947 in Rocky Mount, N.C. to a close-knit Baptist family. After graduating from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1965, he attended East Caroli…

Barbara Jean Carter, age 66, of Arrington, went to be with the Lord on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Chewning Harris, 75, of Amherst, died Friday, December 28, 2018. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

Paul David Hughes, 93 of Lovingston, Va., passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late James Oscar Hughes and Lizzie Bell Camden Hughes. Born in Massie Mill, Va. and a life-long resident of Nelson County, he was a Veteran of the United States Air F…

Willard Franklin Knight, age 85, of Faber, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Willard was born on November 24, 1933, in Charlottesville a son of the late Thomas Jefferson Knight and Hattie Marks Knight. He was United States Air Force…

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Herbert Elmer Carr, 81, of Tyro, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at his home. Born July 10, 1937, he was a son of the late Elmer and Maude Agnes Fitzgerald Carr. Herbert was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country during Korea. He worked for many years at Buf…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Jack David Conti, 70, of Wake, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Anna Conti. David is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Carol Keeton Conti; five children, David Christopher Conti (Martha), Kevin Michael Conti, Jeremiah…

Robert Mitchell Harris, 81, of Faber passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in Charlottesville. He was born on September 10, 1937, in Albemarle County, the son of the late William Fortune Harris and Dorothy Mae Banton Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wi…

Saturday, December 22, 2018

John Leak Campbell, 84, of Amherst, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Summit Health and Rehab, Lynchburg, Va. Born on Cox's Creek, May 27, 1934, he was a son of the late Plum and Viney Victoria Campbell. John had a long career as a talented, self-employed build…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

James Martin Ammons, 75, of Shipman, died Monday, December 10, 2018, at his residence. Born on December 4, 1943 in Charlottesville, a son of the late James M. Ammons and Mary Elizabeth Martin Ammons. James worked for many years as a salesman for an automotive exhaust parts company and then s…

Anthony "Tony" Lee Martz, 28, of Lovingston, died on Friday, December 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Born on January 11, 1990, in Florida, he was a son of Timothy Lee Martz of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Angela Marie Jones Turner of Madison Heights. He was a former employee of McDonalds in Lo…

Stella Martin Tomlin, 77, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Stella was born in Amherst, Va., on June 29, 1941, to the late Irene Staton Martin and the late James Lynn Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wiley Tomlin; s…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Annie Maria Tyree, 97, of Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia, died on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Linden House of Branchland's Village in Charlottesville, Virginia. Born on April 12, 1921, at Oak Ridge, Nelson County, Virginia she was a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Viola Kidd…

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

James Irvin Baber, age 44, of Amherst, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018, after a sudden and brief illness. James was born on July 23, 1974, in Charlottesville, a son of James R. and Barbara Jean Baber of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Shipman, Va. James was a devoted and dedica…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

William Henry Zirkle Jr. "Billy" 69, of Tyro, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, at his home. Born in Lynchburg, April 3, 1949, he was a son of the late William Henry Zirkle Sr. and Laurabelle Oliver Zirkle. William was a United States Marine decorated combat war Veteran having served…

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

David Allen Fiske, 59, of Steeles Tavern, died unexpectedly from a sudden illness Friday, November 16, 2018, in Roanoke. He was born on September 14, 1959 in Charlottesville Virginia, son of Richard H. Fiske and the late Betty W. Fiske. David spent his younger years on the family farm and su…

Victor Wayne Gormes, 55, of Faber, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at his residence. He was born on July 14, 1963, in Charlottesville, a son of Woodrow Wayne Gormes and Maude Ann Spencer Gormes of Faber. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert "Danny" Gormes. Victor w…

Zoe Adaline Louise Smith, 14, of Charlottesville Va., died on Wednesday, November 11, 2018, at home in the loving arms of her parents. Born on November 16, 2003, in Boulder, Colorado, she was the daughter of Kim Earhart and Greg Smith. She leaves behind her mother, father, sister, and her co…

William "Bill" Whitley Wheeler was born on July 26, 1960, in Norfolk, Va., and passed away on November 10, 2018, in Richmond Va. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Wheeler. He is survived by his mother, Anna; his high school sweetheart whom he'd been married to for 38 years, Shar…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Harry Tucker Hill Jr., 78, passed away at Our Lady of Hope on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Hill; his parents, Marjorie and Harry Hill; and a brother, Billy Hill. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Mitchell Jones (Chris); grandchildren, Ab…

Deborah Kay Rinker Mencl, 65, of Shipman, Va., died on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the University Of Virginia Medical Center after an extended battle with ovarian cancer. Born on October 24, 1953, she was the daughter of Jack P. Rinker and Loretta A. Rinker of Mount Jackson, Va. She was pr…

Hazel Mawyer Rhames, 92, of Waynesboro, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2018, at Augusta Health. She was born on November 6, 1926, in Nellysford, daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Phillips Mawyer. Her husband, James Rhames, and son-in-law, John Denton, also preceded her in death. Hazel wa…

Mildred Truslow Trent, 95, of Nellysford, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Waynesboro. Born on November 21, 1922, in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Richard L. Truslow and Pauline Davis Truslow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands…

Michael Lee Rosenberry Vest "Mikey Rozz", 24, of Shipman, departed this life on Monday, November 5, 2018. Born in Charlottesville, on November 26, 1993, he was a son of Colleen G. Rosenberry and the late Robert Lewis Vest Jr. Michael had been a bartender at the Devils Backbone and was a memb…

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Evelyn Sheffield Bryant, 96, of Lovingston, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born on January 17, 1922, in Nelson County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Franklin Sheffield and Signora Critzer Sheffield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, …

Dorothy Lee Bowling Giles, 94, of Arrington, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Dorothy was born on January 21, 1924, in Arrington, the daughter of the late Annie Louise Stevens Bowling and Harry Randolph Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her …