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Nellie McAbee Garnett, 90
AUGUST 19 — Nellie McAbee Garnett, 90, of Farmville, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born in Marion, NC on January 2, 1924 to the late Zollie C. and Lizzie Belle Sigmon Worley. She was the widow of Thomas McAbee and Lewis Garnett.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014


CHILDRESS, Abner Keel, 61
CHILDRESS, Abner Keel, 61, of Powhatan, died August 15, 2014. A funeral service was held August 17 at the Powhatan Community Church, Bremo Bluff, with interment in the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church Cemetery, Dillwyn. Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HARVIN, Mary Star
HARVIN, Mary Star, of Fredrick, Maryland, died August 17, 2014. A funeral service will be held August 23 at noon at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Victoria, with interment in Taylors Chapel Zion AME Cemetery, Alberta. Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment, Farmville.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dennis Hatfield, 79

AUGUST 14 — Dennis Hatfield, 79, of Farmville, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was born in Wharncliffe, WV on September 29, 1934 to the late William and Tennessee Trent Hatfield.

He was a hard working Christian man who retired as Supervisor at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eleanor T. Riepe Anders-Workman
RICHMOND, August 14 — Eleanor T. Riepe Anders-Workman, of Richmond, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The first child and daughter of Joseph Creighton Riepe Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland and Florence Eloise Daniel of Rome, Georgia, she was born January 4, 1945 in Richmond and raised on Arcadia Farm in Charlotte Court House.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

SCOTT, Ruth Allen, 83
SCOTT, Ruth Allen, 83, of Pamplin, died August 11, 2014. A funeral service will be held Sunday, August 17 at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations, Farmville, with interment in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Prospect. Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pastor John Thomas "Tommy" Anderson, 82

RICHMOND, August 12 – Pastor John Thomas “Tommy” Anderson, 82, of Richmond, formerly of Prince Edward County, entered Heaven on August 6, 2014. Mr. Anderson ministered for 61 years.

He is survived by wife, Thelma; son, Lewis (Cherie); brothers, Raleigh (Dot), and Joe (Matilda); and sister, Shirley (James). He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hester Anderson; brothers, Allen and Curtis Anderson; and a foster son, Robin Herrman.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alfred "Laddie" Hughes, 91

ROANOKE, August 12 — Alfred “Laddie” Hughes, 91, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 10, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Al Hughes and wife, Darlene, and Carol Slate and husband, Carl; grandchildren, Michele Vanover and husband, David, Brian Hughes, Michael Hughes and wife, Katherine, and Ashley Fers and husband, Josh.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

James H. Bell, 96

BLACKSTONE, August 12 — James H. Bell, 96, of Blackstone, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014. He was one of 14 children born to William Paul and Annie George Wilkins Bell of Rich Square, NC.

Mr. Bell was stationed at Camp Pickett in the U.S. Army where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth, in Blackstone. He was called to duty in World War II and served in Normandy.  Upon returning, he worked as an electrical lineman for the Town of Blackstone, then became a fireman at Fort Pickett Fire Department, where he retired.  Mr. Bell was a member of Blackstone Baptist Church and the Blackstone VFW Post 7897.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Melvin E. 'Pat' Floyd, 81

AUGUST 12 — Melvin E. ‘Pat’ Floyd, 81, departed this life on Monday, August 4, 2014. After graduating John Marshall High School in 1951, he entered the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Floyd obtained his formal education in engineering and surveying at the University of Richmond and Old Dominion University. In 1963, he founded Virginia Surveys, an engineering and surveying firm based in Chesterfield County.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jason Victor Banton, 36
AUGUST 12 — Jason Victor Banton, 36 passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He worked as a Computer System Analyst for Lockheed Martin. He served his country in the US Army 101ST Airborne Division, where he served in tours of duty in Iraq and Bosnia and was a mechanic in the National Guard. He was attending Northern Virginia Community College.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

W. Rodney Thomas, 47

MASSACHUSETTS, August 12 — W. Rodney Thomas, 47, of Mattapoisett, MA went home with the Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Mr. Thomas was a Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley for 23 years. He was a graduate of Monacan High School class of 1984.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


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