Obituaries, Week of Feb. 28, 2013: Bosher, Dishman, Hetherington, Moore, Patterson, Pauli, Soult, Talley, Talley and Williams
Bernard E. Bosher, 87, of Mechanicsville, went to be with his Lord Feb.y 26, 2013 at his home. Mr. Bosher was born May 26, 1925 in Richmond, Va. to Robert and Mollie Bosher. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary P. Bosher; his beloved son, Robbie; his parents and his brother, Robert. Mr. Bosher is survived by his beloved son, David Bosher; devoted daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bosher; beloved granddaughter, Megan Middleton and her husband, Ryan; beloved grandson, Jeremy Worley and his wife, Kim; and a great-granddaughter, Ella; beloved granddaughter, Carissa Mathews and her husband, Trip; and great-grandson, Robbie; and great-granddaughter, Tori; his sister, Joyce Powell of Charles City, Va.; his sister, Betty Alexander of Richmond, Va.; and his dear cousin, Jim Hufner of Mechanicsville, Va., and his wife, Alice, and their daughters, Dee Hufner and Joann Hufner. Other surviving relatives include many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as, devoted friends. Bernard grew up in Richmond and in Hanover County and served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army’s Ninth Infantry Division in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, among other achievements, for his valor and sacrifices in several theaters of action, including the D-Day Invasion at Utah Beach, the Hurtgen Forest, the Ardennes and the capture and crossing of the Bridge at Remagen. After the war, he served for several years as a guard at Spandau prison in Berlin, Germany. He was an electrician by trade and was a lifelong member of IBEW Local 666. He was an avid collector, a well-read and self-taught expert on Civil War history, an avid UVA sports fan and a harmonica player. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family, completing several cross-country trips over the years. But foremost, he was a kind and humble man who made each person he met feel important, always showing an interest in and finding time to the listen and talk to everyone. He was a former member of both New Bridge Baptist Church and Sandston Baptist Church and was a current member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. A memorial service for Mr. Bosher will be conducted Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church.
Carole Binns Dishman, 76, died Feb. 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Eulalia Binns. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Claude W. Dishman; sisters-in-law, June Hale, Helen Traylor, Edith Grant, Betty Webb and Frances Dishman; and brother-in-law, Clyde Dishman. She is also survived by her childhood friend, Claudia Pratt, and many other close friends. She was a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was employed by C&P Telephone Company for 10 years and then worked for the State Department and retired after 15 years of service. The family received friends Wednesday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, followed by services. Interment Greenwood memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Jack Conrad Hetherington, 86, of Richmond, died Feb. 22, 2013. He was born in Roanoke, Va. July 22, 1926 to William Ray and Cleo Robinett Hetherington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Howard Munsey Hetherington; and his sister, Betty Williams of Roanoke, Va. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Susan Hetherington Wood and her husband, Gary, of Woodbridge; a son, Ray Conrad Hetherington and his wife, Angie, of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynne Wood Cooper (Michael), Amanda Wood Martin (Samuel), Morgan and Ainsley Hetherington; two great-grandsons, Jackson and Michael Cooper; nieces and nephews and numerous special friends. Jack served honorably in the U.S. Navy, then graduated from VPI (Virginia Tech), Class of 1956, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Western Electric (now AT&T), where he retired after 30 years of service. He was an active and longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. To all who knew Jack, he leaves an exemplary and lasting legacy of love and wit that will be treasured forever. The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at Trinity Presbyterian Church Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Officated by Dr. Zolton J. Phillips III and Pastor Humphrey Muraya. Graveside services were held in Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the church would be welcomed, and may be sent to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 113 Wilkinson Road, Richmond, VA 23227 or a charity of your choice.
Carolyn Brooks Moore, 68, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Winfrey T. Brooks Sr.; and a brother, Winfrey T. Brooks Jr. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Melvin L. Moore; three children, Doug Moore (Tina), Danny Moore (Amy) and Laurie Perrin (Nelson); six grandchildren, Tanner, Sam, Dougie Jr. and Daisy Moore, Tyler and Zachary Perrin, all of Mechanicsville; three brothers, Austin C. Brewer (Dorothy) of Saluda, Raymond W. Brooks (Janet) of Crozier and Michael B. Brooks (Laurie) of Oilville; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Brooks of Midlothian and Alice Brewer of Saluda; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carolyn loved jewelry, flowers and was a compassionate caregiver for over 25 years. The family received friends Sunday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, where services were held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park.
John B. Patterson, 79, of Ruther Glen, passed away Feb. 20, 2013. He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Windsor and Brenda Patterson; three grandchildren, Danielle Windsor, Melanie Windsor, and Hunter Patterson; one brother, Thomas Patterson; two sisters, Ann Whitaker and Janice Baker. The family received friends Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday, Fe. 24, 2013 at Forest Grove United Methodist Church. Interment in the church cemetery.
Jean Lassiter Pauli, 83, passed away Feb. 26, 2013. She was born in Suffolk, Va., to the late Hettie Daughtrey Lassiter and Eugene Riddick Lassiter Feb. 9, 1930. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Frederick Pauli, to whom she was married at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., on October 20, 1951. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Norman Eugene Lassiter, Alma Lassiter O’Berry, Margaret Lassiter Lux, Frances Lassiter Early, Harold Joseph Lassiter and Robert Francis Lassiter. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Mary Ellen Pauli and Timothy Dunham Smith of Richmond, Va., and Karen Pauli Wells and Gregory Lee Wells of Charlottesville, Va. Survivors also include her four grandchildren, Tyler Johnston Pauli Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah Elizabeth Pauli Smith of Richmond, Va., as well as Carter Lee Wells and Anne Randolph Wells of Charlottesville, Va. Jean was an active member of the community who volunteered extensively for the arts and politics. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Fairfield Presbyterian Church and was the co-founder of Girl Scout Troop 166. She served on the Boards of the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Ballet and was a founding member of the Dorset Woods Civic Association, as well as a founding member of the Goochland County Republican Woman’s Club. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a longtime member of The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. She and her husband were charter members of Willow Oaks Country Club. She loved knitting, needlepoint, playing bridge and golf (she once won first place in the Willow Oaks Country Club’s Ladies Day Tournament), and engaging in political debate. The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville, from 6 to 8 p.m. After a private burial service, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 6930 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The family will receive friends after the memorial service at the home of Mary Ellen Pauli and Timothy Smith, 4700 Charmian Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors.
Charlotte Ann Soult, of Richmond, passed away peacefully with her husband and family by her side Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Sadie Wood; and is survived by her husband of 22 years, Victor; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Helene Soult; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Cheryl Soult, Glenn and Cindy Soult, all of Madison Heights, Va.; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Charlotte was an avid animal lover and was an employee of Colonial Veterinary Hospital. Services of Celebration will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the love and support of Dr. Kevin Riley and the staff of Colonial Veterinary Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5540 Falmouth Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230.
Daniel H. Talley, 92, of Mechanicsville, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marie Griggs Talley; and a son, Daniel H. Talley Jr., and is survived by his son, Thomas S. Talley (Cheryl); daughter, Joan Talley Badalamenti (Tony); grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, and Danielle Talley, and Joseph Badalamenti. He was an active member of the Gethsemane Church of Christ where he served as deacon. A farmer, he served on the Hanover County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Remains rested at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, where the family received friends Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Gethsemane Church of Christ. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gethsemane Church of Christ, 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
Lowell Thomas Talley, 81, of Mechanicsville, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus M. and Edith A. Talley. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Lee Talley; two daughters, Martha T. Loving (Allen) and Sandra J. Talley (Jason); three grandchildren, Ashley Waller (Matt), Mac Loving (Kim) and Thomas Talley; one great-granddaughter, Melayna Loving. Lowell was a former elder at Liberty Christian Church and retired from A.H. Robins Company (Display Department). He was a member of Old Church Hunt Club and the NRA. He enjoyed fishing and camping at Bush Park and was a longtime CB radio enthusiast. The family received friends Friday, Feb. 22, at the Mechanicsville Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, where services were held Saturday. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Gladys H. “GiGi” Williams, 88, of Richmond, transitioned to her heavenly home Feb. 21, 2013 at her residence. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in High Point, N.C., she was preceded in death by her mother and father, Almaritear Burleigh and Frank Harris; her husband, Robert Williams Sr.; and her son, Frank B. Williams. Gladys spent most of her adult life in New York, establishing residence in Richmond after retirement. She was retired from New York Telephone Company and was a member of First African Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Robert Williams, Jr.; one devoted granddaughter, Kimberly Shermelle Morgan; two grandsons, Timothy Williams (devoted) and Tarik West; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five devoted friends, Herbert and Mabel Plummer, Joseph Battle, Joan Griffith and Georgia Flanagan; a devoted nursing aide, Princess Stevens; and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a later date at Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.