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Mary Clark Snoddy, 78

MAY 5 — Mary Clark Snoddy, 78, a long-time resident of Farmville, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015.  She was born October 24, 1936 to the late Garland and Ethel Clark.

Mrs. Snoddy worked 27 years for Bill and Bonnie Shelton at KFC.  She loved listening to bluegrass music and working with her flowers.  She also loved caring for her granddog “Skeeter”.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PEAKS, Raymond Turner, 89
PEAKS, Raymond Turner, 89, of Dillwyn, died May 2, 2015. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9 at noon at Baptist Union Baptist Church, Dillwyn, with interment in the church cemetery. Reid’s Funeral Home, Dillwyn.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jean Marie Beasley Talley, 87

NEW CANTON, May 5 – Jean Marie Beasley Talley, 87, of New Canton, died May 4, 2015 at her home. 

She was born February 10, 1928 in Buckingham Co., the daughter of the late Clyde and Mildred Beasley.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IRVING, Mary Mae, 84
IRVING, Mary Mae, 84, of Rice, died April 23, 2015. A funeral service was held May 2 at Minor B. Eggleston Chapel, Farmville, with interment in the Irving Family Cemetery, Hampden-Sydney. Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment, Farmville.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Richard Keith Miland Ragland
RICHMOND, May 5 — Richard Keith Miland Ragland, lifelong resident of Buckingham County, entered his life on July 24, 1981 in Richmond to Thomas Beverly and Kimberly Gaye Ragland.   The Good Lord unexpectedly called him home on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Fluvanna County.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

William Hickson Drumeller Jr., 80
MAY 5 — William Hickson Drumeller Jr., 80, died peacefully Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born in Farmville, October 24, 1934, the only child of Ola (White) Drumeller and William Hickson Drumeller, who died when he was two. After his father’s death, he and his mother lived with the Drumeller family until his mother married John C. Steck, who he greatly admired and respected. He frequently talked about his early childhood, speaking most affectionately of his favorite “Aunt Bar” (Martha Drumeller). He met and married Barbara J. Harner in 1959, and they had three children before the marriage ended.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Elinor Bass Hopkins, 79

LYNCHBURG, April 30 — Elinor Bass Hopkins, 79, died on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Lynchburg. Born in Alcoa, Tennessee, on December 25, 1935, she was the daughter of Beatrice Irene Dreher and Beverly Calvin Bass.

Mrs. Hopkins grew up on the family farm in Rice, was a 1953 graduate of Farmville High School, and a graduate of Maryville College in Tennessee. In 1964, she returned to Virginia with her husband and young children to Lynchburg, the town she loved immediately, and that became her home.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hazel Allen
APRIL 30 — Hazel Allen, longtime resident of Farmville, passed away peacefully with her family on Monday, April 27, 2015. She was a sweet, spunky lady who enjoyed, more than anything, helping others. Even in her later years, it was always her goal to help someone else. Anytime you talked with her, she would tell you of her greatest joy, her grandchildren. 
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Frank James Hailey Jr., 62

APRIL 30 — Frank James Hailey Jr., 62, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1952 in Portsmouth to Frank J. and Eva Santos Hailey.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Tatum Hailey; a son, Frank J. Hailey, III and his wife, Kim of Farmville; his daughter, Kacie A. Hailey of Meherrin; his mother, Eva Hailey of Amelia; a sister, Nancy Hailey Clark and her husband, Dan of Mechanicsville and four grandchildren, Jackson, Emma, Matthew and Ava. He is predeceased by his daughter, Kristin Lynn, his father, Frank and a nephew, Mark Clark.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Janet L. Patterson
POWHATAN, April 30 — Janet L. Patterson, of Powhatan, left our world to be with the Lord Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marion Jackson "Boyd" Colgate Sr., 89

CHASE CITY, April 30 — After a long, successful and joyful life, another of “The Greatest Generation,” Marion Jackson “Boyd” Colgate Sr., 89, of Chase City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2015. He was born on December 10, 1925 in Saxe to the late William Carl Colgate Sr. and the late Onie Anne Dickerson Colgate.

He was a proud American, Navy man, self-made businessman, and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SPENCER, Tracy L., 95
SPENCER, Tracy L., 95, of Cullen, died August 26, 2015. A funeral service will be held May 2 at 11 a.m. at Triumph Baptist church, Darlington Heights, with interment in the church cemetery.
Thursday, April 30, 2015

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