Obituaries, Week of Oct. 16, 2014: Akers, Higgins, Martin, Rose, Williamson and Zeno

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Maxine Snyder Akers, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord, Oct. 7, 2014. She died peacefully at home with family present. She was preceded in death by her five siblings. Born Oct. 19, 1920, in Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of Owen Snyder and Olive Maye Shaw. In September of 1940, she married Watson Jay Akers, who preceded her in death Oct. 30,

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  • Curtain closes for beloved Ashland entertainer

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Dougee Zeno, seated at the piano in this family photo, is remembered as an entertainer who could hold “the audience in the palm of her hand.” (contributed photo)

    When Dougee Zeno took the stage, all eyes were on her and only her. Those who knew her best said her voice and skill at the piano could capture an audience like no other entertainer. Zeno, who was known by many outside the state and locally for her participation in several notable musicals, died Sept. 5 at the age of 89.

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  • Obituaries, Week of Oct. 9, 2014: Allen, Dorey, Taylor, Walters and Zeno

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Mildred Carter “Pill” Allen, 91, of Ashland, passed away Oct. 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen. Pill was a nurse at the Eastern Star Nursing Facility and also worked for the American Tobacco Company. She is survived by her niece, Betty Breedlove; great-niece, Cindy Clark; dedicated caregiver, Ivy Benjamin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral services were conducted

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  • Obituaries, Week of Oct. 2, 2014: Carter, Chandler, Dooley, McElroy, Poindexter, Taylor and Viverette

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Timothy Ashton Carter, 52, of Mechanicsville, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Timothy had retired from Verizon, a lifelong member of the Beaverdam Hunt Club and an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Benton Carter; his parents, Jimmy and Linda Carter; four children, Candice, Samuel, James and Katherine Carter; a brother, Paul Carter, and three grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, and Tommy. A funeral service was held Thursday morning, Oct.

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  • Obituaries, Week of Sept. 18, 2014: Cromwell, Davis, Moody, Nelson and Saunders

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Carolyn Doggett Cromwell, 71, of Manakin-Sabot, died Sept. 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Eleanor Gilman and Nelson Robert Doggett of Ashland. Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Baylor Giles Cromwell; her two sons, Chay and Grafton; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; and granddaughter, Laynie Cromwell. She is also survived by a devoted sister, Judy Doggett Davis; two brothers, Greg and Ron Doggett; and many

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  • 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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