Obituaries, Week of Sept. 11, 2014: Abell, Baisley, Powell and Sauvager

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Jackson Doswell Abell an investor who loved the mountains, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. As a child and teen, he spoke so well on so many subjects that he was considered a near genius. A chronic illness prevented him from being more active in civic affairs, as an adult. Born in Washington D.C. Sept. 2, 1943, he was the first child of the late Mary Elizabeth Doswell and John

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  • Obituaries, Week of Sept. 4, 2014: Blackburn and Harris

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Eugene Blackburn, 91, of Mechanicsville, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Mildred Blackburn; and his two brothers, James Donald Blackburn and Charles Edward Blackburn. Gene was survived by his daughter, June Peters (Robert); his two sons, Ronald Blackburn (Madonna) and Timothy Blackburn (Renee); two granddaughters, Denise Peters and Miranda Blackburn; five great-grandsons; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby and

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  • Obituaries, Week of Aug. 28, 2014: Daniel, Hopkins, Smith and Stagg

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Lois D. Daniel, 86, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Sings; her two sisters, Alma Tucker and Lilly Dickinson. Lois is survived by her husband of 50 years, Claude Daniel; her daughter, Debra Walker (Doug); son, Matthew Daniel; grandchildren, John and Karen Seward, Austin Daniel and Ryan Daniel; one great-grandson, Jay Seward; and one brother,

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  • Obituaries, Week of Aug. 21, 2014: Benoit, Boyd, Cross, Holmes, Minton, Mitchell and Stevens

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Margaret Adair Benoit, 67, of Richmond, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at her home by the sea, Buxton, N.C. She was a registered nurse for over 40 years. Born on Feb. 3, 1947, in Richmond, Margaret was the daughter of the late Raoul Benoit Sr. and Merrille Benoit. Surviving are her sister, Laurel McCartney and her husband, Paul; brother, Raoul Benoit Jr. and his wife, Sandy; niece, April Harper;

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  • Obituaries, Week of Aug. 14, 2014: Brown, Clay, Dunn, Light, McCue, Smith, Thompson and Wood

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Rosie Mae Brown died Aug. 6, 2014.  She was born Jan. 21, 1933 in Richmond to Homer and Laura Bruce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Roy Brown and second husband Billy Branch, grand-daughter Jackie Brown, Brothers: Elwood Bruce, Leonard Bruce, Aubrey Bruce, Frank Bruce, Johnny Bruce and Wesley Bruce. Sisters, Betty Shook, Shirley Bailes and Ethel Shook. Left to cherish her memory, are

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  • Obituaries, Week of Aug. 7, 2014: Acors, Bergstrom, Glaude, Minor, Sirles and Wahls

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Linda Robinson Acors, 60, passed away July 30, 2014, in the comfort of her friends and family, after battling Scleroderma for 40 years. As a native of the Richmond area, Linda dedicated a lifetime to teaching serving as a school teacher for nearly 30 years, receiving numerous commendations and awards. She was a master gardener with the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners Assoc., and the West Hanover Gardeners Club. Her teaching continued

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  • Obituaries, Week of July 31, 2014: Bailey, Davis, Fontaine, Haynes, Hodges, Langford, Lingle, Porter, Reid, Toler and Wade

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Jerry W. Bailey, 71, of Ladysmith, departed this life July 25, 2014.  He will be remembered often by his family; Ruth Howell (mother), Mary Bailey (wife), Bonnie Martin (sister), one nephew, five nieces, 14 great-nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Jerry was well known for his long service with the Va. Dept. of Forestry and his passion for fishing.  Memorial services were held at Storke Funeral Home,

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