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John Franklin “Frank” Bradshaw, Jr., was born July 28, 1926, and passed away peacefully June 8, 2013. Frank lived a full life, graduating from Goochland High School in 1944 and embarked upon career endeavors commencing with service in U.S. Navy and followed by the Treasury Department of Engraving and Disbursement. He was also a business owner, establishing Goochland ESSO Service Center at Goochland Courthouse and later Bradshaw’s Texaco in Henrico. Frank later worked for and retired from F.G. Pruitt, Inc. as an office manager. He was a former Deacon at Salem Baptist Church in Goochland and was a longtime supporter of Oakland Baptist Church in Gum Spring. Frank enjoyed many things, but none so much as fishing on the James and Rappahannock Rivers and the Outer Banks, followed in later years by great attention to his yard work. Throughout his life, Frank was known for his integrity, charity, perseverance, devotion to family, quiet strength and gentle spirit. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Jean in 1997, having been married since July 3, 1948; and is survived by their two sons, Don and Mark; and Don’s wife, Karyn, who became the daughter they never had. Additionally, he is survived by his grandson, David Bradshaw of Tucson, Ariz. Frank is survived also by his brothers, Eddie (Mary) and Jimmie of Goochland, Va.; his sister, Mildred of Crewe, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road. An 11 a.m. graveside service will be held Friday, June 14, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the Virginia Military Institute Foundation.
Daisy Schools Carter, 78, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully May 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Dora Schools; her loving husband of 51 years, Robert Lewis Carter; her brother, Earnest Schools; her sister, Myrtle Ferrell; and her brothers-in-law, James Adams, Phil Minor and Odell Shockley. She is survived by her two daughters, Teresa Brown, husband, Rohn, and son, Ryan; and Susan Young, husband, Thomas, and son, Michael; two sisters, Lilly Adams and Laura Elliott; and devoted sisters-in-law, Dorothy Shockley, Judy Minor and Elaine Schools; and their families. Daisy lived her life full of love and joy as a devoted wife, nurturing parent, community leader, and faithful friend. She was a member of Fairmount Memorial Baptist Church for almost 50 years. She loved teaching children in the preschool and leading teens in the church. She was a life-long supporter of mission work and retired from the finance department of the International Mission Board. Daisy was greatly loved and will be missed. The family received friends Thursday, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, where funeral services were held Friday. Interment followed at Upper King and Queen Baptist Church Cemetery, Helmet.
Col. Frank S. Duling, Jr., 89, retired Chief of Police for the City of Richmond, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wives, Irene M. Duling and Ruth Parsley Duling; his parents, Frank S. Duling Sr. and Margaret Duling Bayne; and his brother, Dalton R. Duling “Sgt. Santa.” He is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Irene Duling; two grandchildren, Vanessa Anne Preston and Wayne E, Preston Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Darianne Irene Preston, Kaleb Dane Preston and Aidan Wayne Preston. He was a member of Northminster Baptist Church, a Past Master of Metropolitan Lodge No. 11 AF & AM, Past District Deputy Grand Master, a member of Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies, KCCH and a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary, York Rite Bodies, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, ACCA Temple Shrine, Past Patron of Blanche Spencer Chapter No. 11 O.E.S. and Past Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Virginia Order of the Eastern Star. The family will receive friends Thursday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, with Masonic Memorial Services, and where funeral services were held Friday, June 7. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center at Richmond.
Robert Stephen “Bob” Ganey, 65, of Mechanicsville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis R. “Buck” Ganey; and mother, Frances T. Ganey. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Rodney Ganey (Carol) of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Bruce P. Ganey (Mary Jane); nephews, John Ganey, Daniel Ganey, Zack Ganey of Portland, Ore., Ben Ganey of Aurora, Ill., Chase Ganey and Zack Ganey of Richmond; nieces, Jessica (Ganey) Winehouse, Alexandra Ganey of Portland, Ore., and his special niece, Ashley Ganey of Richmond; and four great-nieces and nephews. Robert graduated from Benedictine High School, 1965, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He attended and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1969. Robert joined the Army ROTC program while in Virginia; after graduation he was accepted at the T.C. Williams School of Law, he deferred law school and accepted his commission into the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant. He served in Vietnam, 1970 to 1971, at Fire Base Nancy in the DMZ, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. After his military service, he attended and graduated from T.C. Williams Law School. He practiced law in Hanover County. He was a kind man who loved his cats, sports, especially the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia, horse racing and his family, He was a devout Catholic and attended the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, where he served as an usher for many years. The family received friends Wednesday at Bliley’s – Staples Mill. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday morning at Catholic Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park.
Edward H. Hendrick, 84, of Montpelier, departed this life Sunday, June 9, 2013 after a battle with Alzheimers and cancer. He was preceded in death by his son, Howard Hendrick. Edward leaves behind a loving wife of 63 years, Elsie L. Hendrick; two children, Judy Carpenter (Branch) and PeeWee Hendrick (Janice); six grandchildren, Angie, Jennifer, Niki, Brandon, B.J. and Krisse; four great-grandchildren; and beloved sister-in-law, Charlotte Hornick. Edward was a plumber in the local community for over 30 years. He enjoyed his plumbing profession as it gave him an opportunity to bond with people and he loved talking with every one. “Eddie” or “Shorty,” as he was referred to, was no stranger to anyone and would always lend a helping hand. Edward also served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. One of his greatest joys was to work in his garden and he prided himself in growing the best tomato crop in Hanover. He loved to joke around and was always laughing and smiling. Edward shared wonderful stories with every one and was always willing to share his knowledge on many subjects. Edward will be deeply missed not only by his loved ones, but by the entire community. A memorial service was held Thursday at Bliley’s – Staples Mill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Horizons Hospice, 3228 W. Cary St., Suite B., Richmond, VA 23221.
Annie K. Kratz, 91, of Old Church, was called to the Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kratz; and her brothers, Raymond Sterling and William Wingo. She is survived by her two sisters-in-law, Ida and Rosemarie Wingo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and the Mizpah Chapter No. 32 Order of the Eastern Star. The family received friends Friday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, where services were held Saturday, June 1, 2013. Interment followed at Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2446 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
Mary Frances Carneal Longest, born June 1, 1921, passed away June 10, 2013, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John A. Longest; her great-grandson, John Kelly Tate; and her brother, Walter Edward Carneal. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Jean Tate of Richmond; and beloved son, John David Longest (Barbara) of Newtown, Va.; grandchildren, Christopher Tate and Casey Longest of Richmond, and John Daniel Longest of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Stephen and Claire Tate and Noah Woolard. Mrs. Longest attended Smith Deal Massey Business School in Richmond, and later managed the office for her husband, John A. Longest, in his upholstery and glass business. She was a devoted member of Upper King & Queen Baptist Church, where she served in several positions. She cherished her friends there and in the surrounding community. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star at ACCA Temple. At the age of 86, she moved to Covenant Woods and enjoyed many new friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Upper King & Queen Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Upper King & Queen Cemetery Fund.
Vernelle Smith Perrin, 99, of Highland Springs, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years, William D. Perrin; and a son, Orlando Perrin; and is survived by three children, Melvin Perrin, Mabel Lewis and Peggy Anderson and husband, Sonny; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Smith and wife, Barbara; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. The family received friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, Tuesday, and where services were held Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Interment Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Springs United Methodist Church, 22 North Holly Avenue Highland Springs, VA 23075.
John Gouldin Ross Shackelford, 40, of Culpeper, formerly of Kinsale and Tappahannock passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. Ross is survived by his father and stepmother, John W. and Gloria Shackelford of Culpeper; his mother and stepfather, Stephanie and Bobby Sanford; sister, Mildred Lee Sanford; nephew, J. B. Whitley; grandmother, Mildred Sanford all of Kinsale and his aunts, Melanie Marion of Glen Allen and Nora Beazley of Tappahannock. Ross was predeceased by his grandparents, Donald and Dorris Broaddus and his great-grandparents, Ross and Nellie Broaddus. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dunbrooke. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were James R. “Jimmy” Beazley, L.I.M. “Corey” Beazley, Lewis F. Marion Jr., Brian Dyke, Steve Weddle, H.G.C. “Buddy” Terry and Richard Dean. The family received friends Saturday at the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department, P O Box 807 Tappahannock, VA 22560 or the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P O Box 583, Tappahannock, VA 22560.
Marshall Jackson Staton, Sr., of Mechanicsville, formerly of Hot Springs, died Monday, May 27, 2013 and has gone to be with his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lawhorn Staton; two sons, Michael David Staton and children, Phoebe Staton and Andrew Staton, all of Mechanicsville, Robin Staton Klass of Waynesville, Ohio, Mia Staton of Baltimore, Md., Marshall J. Staton Jr. and wife, Susan, and children, Sarah Staton, Ryan Staton and wife, Jennifer, all of Sandston; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Peggy Staton Vance; one sister-in-law, Judy F. Staton; and many devoted nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Staton was a golf professional and a lifetime member of the Professional Golf Association of America. He was a member and elder of Mechanicsville Christian Center. A celebration of life was held at Mechanicsville Christian Center, Mechanicsville, Saturday, June 1, 2013, with visitation before the service. Interment will be at a later date at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Va., with a gathering of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mechanicsville Christian Center.
Jean Carter White, 78, of Mechanicsville, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, June 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Granville White. She is survived by her four children, Larry White (Mary) of Ashland, Marcia Kusbit (Keith) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Rhonda Hajduk (John) of Louisa, and Bobbi Jean Vick (Mike) of Varina; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clifton Carter (Pat) of Berlin, Md. Mrs. White was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was retired from the C&P Telephone Company. Her family received friends Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, where services were conducted Saturday, June 8, 2013. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.