OBITUARIES

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MARY L. BELCHER

Mary Loftis Belcher, 84, of N. Dinwiddie, passed away Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Richard and Ida Grif­fin Loftis; six sib­lings, Her­bert Loftis, John Loftis, Bobby Loftis, Louise Gar­dener, Eleanor Rad­ford and Betty Jean Dal­ton; and grand­son, Eric Daniel McKen­ney.

She is sur­vived by three sons, Joseph L. Daniel (Sher­rie), Richard M. Daniel (Vicki) and Marvin R. West­more­land (Deb­bie); two daugh­ters, Brenda W. Carter (Russ) and Rose­mary W. McKen­ney; ten grand­chil­dren, Matthew Daniel, Stephen Daniel, Scott Welch, Bryan Daniel, Brock Daniel, Bran­don West­more­land, Berke­ley West­more­land Rich­mond, Ryan Carter, Jef­fery McKen­ney and Tracy Cher­rix; adopted grand­daugh­ter, Ka­te­rina Pro­co­pio; brother, James H. Loftis; spe­cial sis­terin-law and friend, Gla­dys Loftis; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

A funeral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at the Dinwiddie Chapel of J.T. Mor­riss & Son Funeral Home. In­ter­ment will fol­low at 3:30 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church Ceme­tery, 4045 Church Street, Al­berta, VA 23821. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends for one hour prior to the ser­vice from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to Crater Com­mu­nity Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Peters­burg, VA 23805. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jt­mor­riss.com.

RUBY M. CHAMBLEE

Dea­coness Ruby Malone Chamblee was a pas­sion­ate com­mit­ted woman of God. She was a woman who made an un­for­get­table mark on the lives of all who met and knew her. Dea­coness Ruby Malone Chamblee was the el­dest daugh­ter of Lot­tie M. Paul­ing and Jack Ran­dolph. She was born in Cal­houn County, S.C., on July 27, 1942. She de­parted this life on Oc­to­ber 8, 2017. Dea­coness Chamblee was raised in a Chris­tian home by her grand­par­ents, Sam and Lot­tie Paul­ing. She was ed­u­cated in the Orange­burg (South Carolina) school sys­tem. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Lot­tie M. Paul­ing and Jack Ran­dolph; as well as Billy Ran­dolph, Con­nie Paul­ing and She­lia McCant.

At an early age, she joined St. John Bap­tist Church, Cameron, S.C., un­der the lead­er­ship of Rev. J. J. Glover. In 1960, she moved to Ja­maica Queens, NY . On July 10, 1967, she mar­ried the late Ge­orge Malone. They were the lov­ing par­ents of the late Stacy Malone. In Au­gust 1976, she joined Bethel Gospel Church un­der the lead­er­ship of El­der Allen Pow­ell where she be­came saved and was filled with the Holy Ghost. In 1977, she re­lo­cated to Far Rock­away, NY. Later, she joined Bethel Tem­ple Church of God in Christ un­der the lead­er­ship of the late Dr. Charles H. Jones. Af­ter Dr. Jones’ death, she at­tended the Mt. Pis­gah Church un­der the lead­er­ship of the late Pas­tor Kirk Jones. Dea­coness Chamblee later joined Pil­grim of Arvern Church un­der the lead­er­ship of Pas­tor Den­nis Lon­cke. On June 9, 2012, she mar­ried Ge­orge Melvin Chamblee and moved to DeWitt, Va. At this time, she joined Big Bethel Bap­tist Church with the Rev. Alexan­der Wil­liams as her Pas­tor.

She leaves to cher­ish her pre­cious mem­ory her hus­band, Ge­orge Melvin Chamblee; her daugh­ter, Cyn­thia Paul­ing of Ch­e­sa­peake, Va.; her son, Eric Paul­ing of Far Rock­away, N.Y.; her grand­chil­dren: Cha­keen Paul­ing of Nor­folk, Va., De’An­dre Paul­ing of Ch­e­sa­peake, Va., and Chrys­tal Stevens of In­wood, N.Y.; great­grand­chil­dren, BaeSean Vicker of Penn­syl­va­nia, Demetrius Daniels and Ka­mari Paul­ing of Ch­e­sa­peake, Va.; her step-chil­dren: Shak­enya Cole­man (Jer­maine) of New­port News, Va., Robert Chamblee (Toni) of Jack­sonville, N.C., Fred­er­ick Chamblee (Doris) of South Carolina, Shante Chamblee of Bronx, N.Y., Melvin Chamblee (Pri­cilla) Cal­i­for­nia, Ron­ald Chamblee (Mary) of Troy, N.Y., Michael Brooks, Queens, N.Y.; her sib­lings: Wil­lie McCant (Lil­lie) of Or­lando, Fla., Michell Leavell (Michael) of At­lanta, Ga., Eve­lyn Ran­dolph of Char­lotte, N.C., An­gel­ica Cash­well of At­lanta, Ga., James McCants (Tola) of Roundrock, Texas, Carolyn Mid­dle­ton of Orange­burg, S.C., Paul McCants (Linda) of At­lanta, Ga.; her broth­ers-in-law: Alvin Chamblee (Al­berta) of Queens, N.Y., Earl Chamblee (Al­berta) of Char­lotte, N.C.; her sis­ters-in-law: Vi­vian Rap­ley of Char­lotte, N.C., and Min­nie Chamblee of Long Is­land, N.Y.; as well as a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins and friends.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be con­ducted at 12 noon, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at Big Bethel Bap­tist Church, 10110 Mar­guerita Rags­dale St., McKen­ney, Va., with the Pas­tor, Rev. Alexan­der Wil­liams of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the church ceme­tery. Funeral ser­vices have been en­trusted to the McKen­ney Chapel of the Joseph M. John­son & Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd, McKen­ney, (804) 478-4411. Fam­ily and friends may view/ sign the guest­book at www.john­son­ser­vices.us.

HER­BERT J. DILLARD

A view­ing for Her­bert Joseph Dillard, 92, who de­parted this life Oc­to­ber 8, 2017, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at Galilee Bap­tist Church, 12392 Lee Ave., Stoney Creek, Va., fol­lowed by a 12 noon funeral ser­vice. Re­mains rest with Owens Funeral Ser­vices (Ash­land). Full obituary and on­line con­do­lences at www.owens­fu­ner­alser­vices.com.

LINDA T. EL­LIS

Linda T. El­lis, 61, of 216 East Broad­way Apt. # 213, Hopewell, Va., de­parted this life on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, 2017, at VCU Health Sys­tem, Rich­mond, Va.

Linda was born in Prince Ge­orge County on Au­gust 18, 1956, to the late Gla­dys El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor and Al­fred White Sr.

She was ed­u­cated in the pub­lic schools of Prince Ge­orge County, Va., and was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church in Hopewell, Va.

Linda was pre­ceded in death by her mother, Gla­dys E. Tay­lor; fa­ther, Al­fred White, Sr.; a son, Luke El­lis; a sis­ter, Dorothy Charles; and a brother, Al­fred L. Tay­lor, Jr.

Linda Tay­lor El­lis was a lov­ing and de­voted mother to her eight chil­dren: William El­lis Jr, Charleen Perez (Dar­rell) and Sylvia El­lis McMil­lan (Stu­art), all of Hopewell, Va., La­mont El­lis (Jes­sica) of Chesterfield, Va., Margo R. El­lis, Linda V. El­lis, Uriah El­lis, and Zil­liah El­lis, all of Hen­rico, Va.; 14 grand­chil­dren; over 7 great-grand­chil­dren; three sis­ters, El­iz­a­beth Mer­ritt (John) of Hopewell, Va.; Betty Mon­roe (Daniel) of Peters­burg, Va., and Jackie Ban­nis­ter (Eu­gene) of Mary­land; three broth­ers, Bobby Tay­lor (Kathy) and Christo­pher Tay­lor, both of Hopewell, Va.; and Rev. Wayne Tay­lor (Linda) of Peters­burg, Va.; lov­ing aunts and un­cles; and a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins and friends.

Cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice for Mrs. Linda T. El­lis will be con­ducted at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2017, at the Trin­ity Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church of God in Christ, 233 Hal­i­fax St. Peters­burg, Va. Min­is­ter Marvin T. McKen­zie, eu­lo­gist, and Rev. Jef­frey L. Dod­son, Sr., Pas­tor, of­fi­ciant. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the El­lis Fam­ily Ceme­tery, 803 Stone­hill Road, Enon Church Road, Chesterfield, Va.

Pub­lic vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the J. L. Dod­son and Sons Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment. Re­mains will lie in re­pose at the church one hour prior to ser­vice.

The fam­ily is re­ceiv­ing rel­a­tives and friends at the res­i­dence of daugh­ter and son-in-law, Charleen Perez (Dar­rell), 106 Hopewell St., Hopewell, Va., and her sis­ter, 3314 Granby St., Hopewell, Va., and on the day of ser­vice Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2017, the fam­ily is ask­ing that rel­a­tives and friends as­sem­ble at the res­i­dence, 216 Cornez Manor, Apt. 213, Hopewell, Va., at 1 p.m.

Pro­fes­sional funeral ser­vices en­trusted to the staff of J. L. Dod­son and Sons Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, 25824 Greensville Ave., Peters­burg, Va. On­line con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jl­dod­so­nand­sons.com. Rev. Jef­frey L. Dod­son, Sr., funeral di­rec­tor, (804)732-5959 and (804)834-3330.

MELVYN C. GOODWYN

Melvyn C. Goodwyn, 94, of Stony Creek, wid­ower of Mary Cather­ine Goodwyn passed away Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry P. and Mat­tie Har­ri­son Goodwyn and was also pre­ceded in death by a brother, Fran­cis Goodwyn; and sis­ter, Otis Dorothy Roberts. Mr. Goodwyn is sur­vived by a son, Melvin C. Goodwyn, Jr. of Wood­bridge; daugh­ter, Theresa Goodwyn Har­mon and hus­band, Gary of Shady­side, Md.; grand­daugh­ter, Laura Cather­ine Goodwyn of Wash­ing­ton, D.C.; sis­ter, Josephine Tyson of New­port News; and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends 6-8 p.m. Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Hal­i­fax Road, Jar­ratt, Va. The funeral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at Sap­pony Bap­tist Church. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Goodwyn Fam­ily Ceme­tery. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Sap­pony Bap­tist Church. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

KIESHA J. HALL

I have fought the good fight, I have fin­ished the race, and I have re­mained faith­ful. 2 Ti­mothy 4:7

Kiesha J. Hall (Tinky), 36, of Dinwiddie Va., tran­si­tioned to her heav­enly home on Oc­to­ber 9, 2017, sur­rounded by her sis­ters, Carol, Kar­leen; and her de­voted niece, Kiara at MCV Hospi­tal. Kiesha at­tended school in the Hopewell School Sys­tem. She was the youngest child born to the late Melvin H. Hall and Lil­lie B. Perry-Hall on Oc­to­ber 26, 1980. Kiesha was bap­tized in the Church of Christ and pro­claimed Je­sus as her Lord and Sav­ior.

She was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, Melvin H. Hall; and her lov­ing com­pan­ion Alex Ar­ring­ton.

She leaves to cher­ish her mem­o­ries a lov­ing and de­voted mother, Lil­lie B. Perry-Hall, five sis­ters: Carol Per­rySquare (Leo­tis), Kar­leen Kisino (Thomas), Tremika Jor­dan (New­man), Monza Rivera (Car­los), and her youngest sis­ter that she was very close to Marvelle Hall; and brother,Ron­ald Perry (Ni­cole); ded­i­cated neph­ews that grew up with her as sib­lings: Frank D. Jones III (Julie), Kavaun T. Perry (Le­naia), Do­ral O. Jones (Ash­leigh); two un­cles and three aunts: James Perry (Geral­dine), Sid­ney Hall (Louise) and Bet­tie A. Perry; ded­i­cated friends, Car­rie Goode, James Gil­crest, Don­nie Pride, Shawn Cham­pion, Misa Brown, Tazah Perry, Nikki Tay­lor, Shan­tae Wheeler, Car­rie Wheeler, Tashia Goode, and many more to many to name.

Kiesha was a no non­sense per­son. She loved her nieces and neph­ews and shared a bond that will al­ways be re­mem­bered. She loved them but had no prob­lem putting them in their place when they were wrong or prais­ing them when they did right. Je­juan, Marlo, Rose, Veron­ica, Kiara, Jeremy, Kiana, Ran­dall, Ron­nie, Sher­ena, Bri­anna, New­man Jr., Ma­teo, Alexis, Phillip, Joseph, Malichi, Jaquana, Par­adise, Christo­pher, Jay­den, Jakayla, Der­rick, Rah­mier, Chris­tian, Cameron, Gabriel, they are Kiesha’s legacy of love; also 11 great neph­ews and 9 great nieces.

Spe­cial thanks to the ICU Nurses at South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, El­der William Willis, Pas­tor Vir­ginia Gra­ham, Trikia Clay­borne, and The Tri-Cities Chap­ter of Con­ti­nen­tal So­ci­eties Inc. Thanks for the out pour of love, prayers, and sup­port.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be con­ducted at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at Rocky Mount Bap­tist Church with the Pas­tor, Rev. Car­los Jor­dan, of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment to fol­low in the church ceme­tery. Pub­lic view­ing will be held Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Peters­burg Chapel. Repast to fol­low the ser­vices on Satur­day in the Fel­low­show Hall of Rocky Mount Bap­tist Church. Funeral ser­vices have been en­trusted to the pro­fes­sional staff of the Peters­burg Chapel of Joseph M. John­son & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sy­camore St., Peters­burg, (804) 863-4411. Fam­ily and friends may view/sign the guest­book at www. john­son­ser­vices.us.

OTELIA S. HAR­RI­SON

Mrs. Otelia Story Har­ri­son of 2022 Van Dorn Street, Peters­burg, Va., de­parted this life Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Hospi­tal, Rich­mond, Va.

Funeral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

LEE V. HAR­RIS

Lee Vie Har­ris, 77, of Dinwiddie Va, passed away on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Wal­ter Har­ris and Eu­nice Wray Har­ris. He was also pre­ceded in death by his wife, Brenda Gray An­drews Har­ris. Mr. Har­ris loved hunt­ing as well as watch­ing Westerns and Nascar. He was also a de­voted Red­skins fan.

Mr. Har­ris is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Deb­o­rah Ge­orge, Crys­tal Crow­der and hus­band Tom, Amy Adams and hus­band Troy, and Ja­son Har­ris and wife Julie; grand­chil­dren, Nikki, Michael, Cath­leen, Seanna, A.J., Christo­pher, Kevin, Ryan, and Adam; great­grand­chil­dren, Lo­gan, Bella, and Hen­ley; brother, Joe Har­ris and wife Pat.

A grave­side ser­vice will be con­ducted Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 10 a.m. at South­lawn Memo­rial Park. The fam­ily will be re­ceiv­ing friends Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dinwiddie Chapel of J.T. Mor­riss & Son. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion, 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 in mem­ory of Lee. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jt­mor­riss.com.

REGI­NALD HAWKES

Mr Regi­nald Hawkes, age 20, died sud­denly Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, 2017, as a re­sult of an auto ac­ci­dent. He was a grad­u­ate of Not­toway Co. High School class of 2016. He re­cently grad­u­ated from the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions Academy.

He is sur­vived by his son, Regi­nald J. Hawkes Jr.; par­ents, Regi­nald and Cashawn Hawkes; brother, Dwayne Tucker; sis­ter, JaCara Hawkes; ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Marie Hardy; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Ernest and Edith Hawkes; and a host of de­voted aunts, un­cles, cousins and many friends.

Memo­rial ser­vices will be held Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. from Not­toway Co. High School au­di­to­rium, Not­toway, Va.

Ar­range­ments by W.E. Hawkes Funeral Home, Black­stone, Va. hawkesfh.com.

SARAH E. LEONTI

Sarah Elaine Leonti, 75, of 1214 Duke of Glouces­ter St., Colo­nial Heights, Va., passed away Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017. She was born in Peters­burg, Va. She is pre­ceded in death by her mother, Kathryn C. Davis; fa­ther, Ed­ward W. Collins; and brother, William L. Collins.

Ms. Leonti is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Suzanne Schwartz; two daugh­ters, Cindy Le­im­berger and Deb­bie Jac­ques; two son-in-laws, Mark Le­im­berger and Kevin Jac­ques; grand­daugh­ter, Tif­fany Matthews and hus­band Josh Matthews; two great-grand­chil­dren, Kayla L. Matthews and Dy­lan A. Matthews.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m. for fam­ily and friends fol­lowed by an 11 a.m. ser­vice on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at Sec­ond Bap­tist Church, 3355 John­son Road, Peters­burg, VA 23805.

MIL­TON MAY­FIELD

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, Oc­to­ber 8, 2017, our loved one tran­si­tioned from la­bor to re­ward at South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Mil­ton May­field was born April 4, 1952. He was ed­u­cated in the Chesterfield County Pub­lic Schools and was a brick­layer by trade. At an early age, Mil­ton joined the Lee's Chapel A.M.E. Church, now Com­mu­nity In­de­pen­dence Methodist Church.

He had a love for fish­ing, football [Den­ver Bron­cos] and en­joyed a friendly game of cards with his friends, F. Tay­lor, R. Branch, L. Brooks, C. Woody, A. Wynn, to name a few.

He was pre­ceded in death by his step­fa­ther, Gar­land Evans Jr.; and brother, Wil­lie May­field.

Mil­ton leaves to cher­ish his mem­ory his mother, Otelia Evans; de­voted com­pan­ion for over sev­en­teen years, Elsie D. Epps; one daugh­ter, Deme­tria Walker (Ron) and grand­chil­dren, D'Asia Walker, D'Shay Smith, Ron Smith Jr., Ryan Smith, Royal Smith, D'Nay Rawl­ings and Di­a­mond Rawl­ings; sis­ter, Dolly Lively (Tony); four broth­ers, Richard, Keith (Glo­ria) and Tony Evans and Ste­fan May­field (Ju­lia); sis­ter-in-law, Au­drey Evans; three aunts, Sarah Hines of Chesterfield, Va., Cather­ine Parham of Ford, Va., and Ju­lia May­field. He also leaves his ex­tended fam­ily, Mon­ica Ben­jamin, Fred­die Ben­jamin III and Tawanna Epps and Mrs. Ellen Drew; a host of nieces, neph­ews, cousins and fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing de­voted neigh­bors, Phoebe Brown and Thomas Brown and long­time and de­voted friend, Mr. David D. Drew.

Ser­vices for Mr. Mil­ton B. May­field will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., Rev. Pate Pear­son, Pas­tor of Com­mu­nity In­de­pen­dent Methodist Church, eu­lo­gist.

Fam­ily mem­bers and friends are in­vited to pay fi­nal trib­ute to Mr. May­field and watch the funeral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

Funeral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

PATSY R. PRITCHETT

Patsy Ruth Tray­lor Pritchett, 83, of South Chesterfield, passed away on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11, 2017, at Re­treat Hospi­tal in Rich­mond. She was the daugh­ter of the late Charles and Mary Brooks Tray­lor and the widow of Cur­tis E. Pritchett who had passed away just this past Septem­ber. They were mar­ried for 66 years. Mrs. Pritchett re­tired from Brown & Wil­liamson Tobacco with over 33 years of ser­vice.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Linda K. Wy­att and hus­band, Ken, Brenda C. Shaw and hus­band, Tom, Melinda G. Elling­ton and hus­band, Gill; three grand­chil­dren, Rod­ney D. Wy­att and wife, Julie, Troy N. Allen and wife, Angie, Tammy L. King; five great­grand­chil­dren, Hai­ley, RJ, Kee­ley, Mataysha, Natasha; three great­great grand­chil­dren, Zay, Shawn, Kam­den; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews. A funeral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m., on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 17, 2017, at the Colo­nial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Cre­ma­tory, 2033 Boule­vard, with Pas­tor Jim Bur­ton of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in South­lawn Memo­rial Park, S. Prince Ge­orge. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Mon­day evening, Oc­to­ber 16, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. She lived sim­ply, loved gen­er­ously, cared deeply, spoke kindly, and lived her life for God. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. ealvins­mall.com.

CALVIN B. POW­ELL JR.

Mr. Calvin Bethel Pow­ell, Jr., age 66, passed away qui­etly on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, 2017. He was born on July 23, 1951, in Lynch­burg, Va., to Calvin B. Pow­ell, Sr. and Ju­lia M. Pow­ell, both of whom pre­ceded him in death.

He re­ceived his pri­mary, sec­ondary and some post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion in Vir­ginia. Upon grad­u­a­tion from Ma­toaca High School in 1969, Calvin at­tended Vir­ginia State Col­lege (Univer­sity). He was a mem­ber of the in­fa­mous high step­ping VSC March­ing Band where he loved play­ing the bass drum. Calvin was also a mem­ber of the con­cert band and orches­tra where he was af­forded the op­por­tu­nity to go on a Euro­pean tour in 1972, which was a dream of Dr. Nathaniel Gatlin. The tour in­cluded Lon­don, Paris, Am­s­ter­dam, Switzer­land and Ger­many.

Calvin loved all gen­res of mu­sic. His com­pas­sion for com­mu­ni­ca­tion kept him in con­tact with a host of peo­ple from all back­grounds. He loved to de­bate is­sues whether he was right or wrong. Calvin love for the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins was truly un­shake­able. It’s be­lieved that he was a Red­skins fan from birth.

Calvin be­gan work­ing for Tex­aco Inc. in 1973. He left Vir­ginia in 1978, af­ter ac­cept­ing a trans­fer with the com­pany to Cherry Hill, NJ, where he resided for five years. Calvin en­rolled at Rut­gers’s Univer­sity where he re­ceived his Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Shortly af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he and his fam­ily moved to Mis­souri City, TX, in 1983. His ca­reer with Tex­aco Inc. con­tin­ued un­til the com­pany merger with Chevron in 2003. Af­ter ded­i­cat­ing 30 years of ser­vice to the com­pany, Calvin re­tired. Through­out his ca­reer with Tex­aco, Calvin met sev­eral life­long friends.

Calvin was truly ded­i­cated to vis­it­ing his mother through the years. She lived with the com­fort of know­ing that her son would al­ways be there for her. Calvin moved back to Vir­ginia in Oc­to­ber of 2016 and reded­i­cated his life to Christ at Gill­field Bap­tist Church.

Calvin was pre­ceded in death by his step­son, Robert L. Hayes.

Those who love and mourn him will miss his quick wit, ad­vice, gen­eros­ity, hearty laugh­ter and en­cour­age­ment. Calvin leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries, a de­voted and faith­ful wife of 45 years, Bar­bara Hayes Pow­ell; two sons, Kevin B. Pow­ell (Danielle) and Calvin S. Pow­ell (Phuong); nine grand­chil­dren, Tay­lor Hayes (Chanel), Joshua Hayes, Ero­nisha Mitchell, Ash­ton Bishop, Nivek Pow­ell, Kevin B. Pow­ell, Jr., Cay­den K. Pow­ell, Zoe L. Pow­ell and Kei­tha Bean; one great grand­son, Nasir Hayes; broth­ersin-law, John Hayes (Brenda), Robert Hayes (Ann) and Clyde Mor­ton, Sr.; sis­ters-in-law, Paulette Hayes, Janie Hayes and Merintha Hayes. He also leaves to cher­ish his mem­ory a spe­cial cousin, Spencer C. Stone (Kathey), Jan­ice Perry and An­drea Gib­son Green; a host of nieces, neph­ews and other fam­ily mem­bers and friends.

Ser­vices for Mr. Calvin B. Pow­ell, Jr. will be held at 12 noon, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at Gill­field Bap­tist Church, 209 Perry Street, Peters­burg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Ge­orge W.C. Lyons, Jr., Pas­tor. The in­ter­ment to fol­low at Bland­ford Ceme­tery.

Fam­ily mem­bers and friends are in­vited to pay fi­nal trib­ute to Mr. Pow­ell at www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

Funeral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

AN­THONY L. STATON

Mr. An­thony La­mont Staton "Tony" well known as "Whadoo," 54, was born on Jan­uary 26, 1963, in Ne­wark, NJ, to the late Mil­dred L. Staton-Shel­ton. Born and raised in the "Vails­burg Sec­tion" of Ne­wark, NJ, where he at­tended Ne­wark Pub­lic Schools. In 1989, Tony re­lo­cated to Fredrick­burg, Va., where he met and mar­ried Lav­erne Nor­brey and to their union three chil­dren were born.

Tony made his ca­reer driv­ing trac­tor trail­ers. He was em­ployed with Abi­lene Mo­tor Ex­press. Tony was the first ever in his­tory of the com­pany to have his name ad­ver­tised on a Abi­lene Truck read­ing "An­thony Staton, 100% On Time" this was no mag­net sign. Tony en­joyed trav­el­ing the coun­try driv­ing and meet­ing peo­ple this is when he add his CB han­dle call­ing him­self the "World's Great­est Lover." Tony en­joyed driv­ing and did so for over 30 years be­fore re­tir­ing due to his de­clin­ing health.

He was loved by many and was most af­fec­tion­ately rec­og­nized as "Whadoo" and "World's Great­est Lover." An­thony was a hard­work­ing man, although he was not per­fect he was a good fa­ther and hus­band. He had an easy smile and was al­ways will­ing to help others.

Tony en­joyed his CB ra­dio's, driv­ing trucks, cook­ing, lis­ten­ing to mu­sic and singing. Michael Jack­son was his fa­vorite and play­ing video games with on­line friends (Mad­den to be pre­cise). He en­joyed play­ing video games with one of his de­voted neph­ews Gre­gory "Quisy" Pierre. Quisy would al­ways make sure Tony was his first stop when coming into town to get a few games in and be­fore leav­ing town.

His heart may have been weak and his faith may have been tested. Tony knew he was a hand­ful, but those who knew him, knew he was strong and a fighter since a child. He al­ways spoke of hav­ing an en­joy­able child­hood. Tony loved the Jack­son 5. His love for good mu­sic has brought him through tough times and through­out his sick­ness. Tony could name the singer of any song and the lyrics.

Tony would al­ways say when shar­ing his ad­vise, "If you don't be­lieve noth­ing else" or when re­fer­ring to life mat­ters "you ei­ther pay now or pay later but you will pay" this has been proven to be so true.

"Whadoo" was pre­de­ceased by his mother, Mil­dred L. Staton; brother, Wayne Staton; and grand­par­ents, Ge­orge John­son and Lorense John­son.

Tony leaves to cher­ish his fond mem­o­ries: his wife, Lav­erne Staton; two daugh­ters, Na­toyah Jack­son of Ne­wark, NJ, and Kan­nika Eaton of Garner, NC; three sons, An­thony L. "TJ" Staton Jr., twins Deonte' and DeVanté Staton of Fred­er­icks­burg, Va.; three step-chil­dren, Ameka Cole­man, James Collins, Jr., and Michael Nor­br­ery of Fred­er­icks­burg, Va.; grand­chil­dren, Sa­mari Jack­son, Tris­ten Staton, Kylie Staton and Tan­ner James; eleven step-grand­chil­dren; three broth­ers, Gon­zo­las L. "Buster" John­son of Garner, NC, Theodore L. "Teddy" Staton, Penn­syl­va­nia, and De­wayne Staton of Peters­burg, Va.; three sis­ters, Theresa A. Tay­lor, Jeanette Reed (Greg) and Lynette Staton, all of Peters­burg, Va.; a host of nieces, neph­ews, un­cles, aunts, other rel­a­tives and friends.

Ser­vices for Mr. An­thony L. Staton will be held 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at 2231 South White­hill Drive, Peters­burg, Va.

Fam­ily mem­bers and friends are in­vited to pay fi­nal trib­ute to Mr. Staton and watch the funeral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

Funeral ar­range­ments en­trusted to the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Funeral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­since1874.com.

RAY J. STORY

Ray Ju­nius Story, 84, died at his home in Dinwiddie County af­ter a brave bat­tle with can­cer. Born to the late Benny and Essie Brewer Story in Han­som, Va., Ray was also pre­ceded in death by his seven sib­lings and a son, Ray Story Jr. Ray had re­tired from Brown & Wil­liamson, was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Dal­las Cow­boys, and the New York Yan­kees. He loved to gar­den and col­lect Snoopy mem­o­ra­bilia.

Ray is sur­vived by his wife, Dorothy Sey­mour Story; chil­dren, David Wayne Story, Les­lie Thomas Nun­nally (Deb­bie), Jerry Ed­ward Nun­nally (Penny), Lisa Nun­nally Cates (Greg), and Wendy Story Travis (Noel); grand­chil­dren, Daniel Nun­nally (Christina), Robert Nun­nally (An­gel), Matthew Nun­nally, Travis Cates (Mae­gan), and Sara Travis; his great-grand­chil­dren, Daniel Nun­nally, Jr., Kaitlin Nun­nally, and Hailee Nun­nally; sis­ter, Mil­dred Shultz; many nieces and neph­ews; and his beloved dog, Lady­bug.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. in South­lawn Memo­rial Park, 1911 Bird­song Road, South Prince Ge­orge, VA 23805 with the Reverend Joyce Harville of­fi­ci­at­ing. Funeral ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by the Colo­nial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Cre­ma­tory, 2033 Boule­vard, Colo­nial Heights, VA 23834. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www.ealvins­mall.com.

KIAM WHITE

Mr. Kiam White, age 18, died sud­denly Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, 2017, as a re­sult of an auto ac­ci­dent. He was a grad­u­ate of Dinwiddie Co High School class of 2017.

He is sur­vived by his mother, Pre­cious Mor­ris (James) of Dinwiddie; fa­ther Wil­lie Law­son Jr. (Con­nie) of Bla­clk­stone; grand­par­ents, Mr. and Mrs. Al­fred and Charlena White, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Wil­lie Law­son Sr. ; one brother; three step-sis­ters; and a host of aunts, un­cles, and many friends.

Memo­rial ser­vices will be held Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. from Not­toway Co. School Au­di­to­rium, Not­toway, Va. Ar­range­ments by W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Black­stone, Va. hawkesfh.com.

EDNA M.B.M. TINGLER

Edna Mae Boguess Mil­ton Tingler, age 86, of 315 Com­merce Av­enue, Iron Gate, Va., died on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 2017, at the home of her son and daugh­ter in Chesterfield County, sur­rounded by her loved ones.

She was born June 16, 1931, in Bote­tourt County to the late Lee and Daisy Brough­man Boguess. For many years, Edna worked for the Peters­burg Pub­lic School Sys­tem in the cafe­te­ria, and was owner/op­er­a­tor of her own in-home day­care, Lit­tle Peo­ple’s Univer­sity, in Peters­burg. She was also a li­censed cos­me­tol­o­gist and a mem­ber of Iron Gate Church of God of Prophecy. She vol­un­teered with League of Older Amer­i­cans at The Brian Cen­ter Health and Re­hab.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Edna was pre­ceded in death by her first hus­band, Clarence W. “Frisky” Mil­ton, Sr.; a son, Clarence W. “Jun­nie” Mil­ton, Jr.; three sis­ters, Thelma Camp­bell, Betty Clark, and Marie Boguess; and a brother, Al­fred Boguess.

She is sur­vived by her cur­rent hus­band, William “Bill” Tingler of Iron Gate; a daugh­ter, Gail M. Gib­son (Robert) of Chris­tians­burg; and a son, Bur­ton D. Mil­ton (Ta­mara) of Chesterfield County; a step­daugh­ter, Carolyn T. Sny­der (Andy); five grand­chil­dren, Brandy M Gra­ham (James), Jen­nifer Jor­dan (Mike), Jes­sica Gib­son Mor­gan (Joe), Brit­tany M. John­son, and Bethany M. Thomp­son (Blake); a step grand­son, Andy “Buck” Sny­der, Jr.; five great grand­chil­dren, Bryanna Gra­ham, Aryanna Gra­ham, Katalin Gib­son, An­drew Gib­son, and Sierra Jor­dan; a great­great grand­child, Ni­cole; two sis­ters, El­iz­a­beth “Libby’ McCoy and Martha Sim­mons; for­mer spouse, Frank L. Saun­ders; and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Edna’s fam­ily would like to ex­tend their deep­est grat­i­tude to Jes­sica from Amer­iCare Al­leghany Vir­ginia and to Paulina and Saba from Care Fam­ily of Vir­ginia, all of Colo­nial Heights, and also the staff of En­com­pass in Peters­burg and James River Hospice in Rich­mond.

A funeral ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with Reverend Edith Snede­gar of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Bethel United Methodist Church Ceme­tery, Bote­tourt County. Edna’s grand­chil­dren will serve as pall­bear­ers. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Satur­day af­ter­noon from 1 p.m. un­til the time of ser­vice at Nicely Funeral Home.

To send con­do­lences to the fam­ily on­line, please visit www.nice­ly­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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