Obituaries, week of Jan. 22, 2015: Cannon and Tyson

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

Frances Meredith (Winn) Cannon, 83, of Richmond, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. She spent her final days at her daughter’s residence in Fork Union, Va., with her husband and daughters by her side. She was born April 10, 1931 in Richmond, daughter of the late Maxwell and Ethel (Amos) Winn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her

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  • Obituaries, Week of Jan. 8, 2014: Newkirk

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Ronnie E. Newkirk, Sr. 60, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 in Mechanicsville. The viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Highway, Ashland, and where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.

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  • Obituaries, Week of Jan. 1, 2015: Atkins, Ellis and Thomas

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Betty Lou Atkins, 86, peacefully fell asleep in death Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter. Betty and her husband Walter W. Atkins were married Aug. 10, 1968 and resided for the last 46 years in Ashland. She retired from Ford Motor Credit Corp. in 1990. She was also a computer programmer and a licensed beautician. Her skills also included cooking, baking and was also a skilled

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  • Obituaries, Week of Dec. 25, 2014: Smith

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Earl T. “Smokey the Bear” Smith, 81, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Karl Barker Smith; children, Michael Smith (Darlene), Mark Smith (Lisa Whiteside) and Renee Vaughan (Scott); grandchildren, Clayton and Kendall Vaughan and Ashly Sigmon (Ody); and a great-granddaughter, Madison Sigmon. Earl was a Chief Forest Warden with 33 years of service; he was a lifetime member of

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  • Obituaries, Week of Dec. 11, 2014: Bayer and Coates

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Doris Lee Bayer, 89, of Midlothian, passed away Dec. 6, 2014. Doris was the daughter of Leland and Ella Cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Bayer, Md. and her son, David Carleton Bayer. She is survived by her sons, Frederick W. Bayer II and Jerry L. Bayer; three grandchildren, Stacy Depner, Rebecca Bayer and Frederick W. Bayer III; and her sister, Mary Stewart Rayburn. Doris

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 27, 2014: Smith

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    John William “Bill” Smith, of Ashland, passed away Nov. 23, 2014. He was the son of the late Thomas and Woodress Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Smith. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Smith; daughter, Betty Moring (Michael); three grandchildren, Adam, Todd and Blair; and a host of cousins. Bill was a business man in Ashland and was known by many.

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  • Obituaries, Week of Nov. 20, 2014: DePanicis, Nelson, Smith and Traylor

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Kathleen Valentine DePanicis, 90, entered into eternal rest Nov. 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl J. DePanicis Sr. She is survived by her children, Carl J. DePanicis Jr. of Ashland, and Mary Catherine Allard of Bensalem, Pa. and her husband, Ned; her beloved grandson, Andrew C. DePanicis and his wife, Emily; her foster brother, John C. Hodges of Miami, Fla.; her dedicated

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