A14 • • • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020 RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Remembering OBITUARIES, DEATH NOTICES IN MEMORIAM AND Today’s New Listings ♦ METRO ROWLETT, SAUNDERS, Elizabeth A., 81, of Richmond. George Bernard Jr., 93, of Richmond. Porter, 100, of Powhatan. Christine Garrison Guise, 43, of Richmond. ASHBROOK, BLOOMFIELD, Lyni, 78, of Richmond. Jerral Harrison, 90, of SMITH, WRIGHT, Henrico. COLEMAN, James Carey Jr., 94, of Mechanicsville. Clara B., 70, of Henrico. Nancy S., 77, of Richmond. Agnes D., 91, of Mechanicsville. Elsie Pompey, 86, of Richmond. William, 48, of Chester. DAVIS, MATTOX, MINTER, POWELL, PURYEAR, VIRGINIA MISSAK, George Krikor, 60, of Colonial Heights. PAID DEATH AND IN MEMORIAM NOTICES Paid Death and In Memoriam notices on the Remembering page are arranged through the Classified Advertising Department. The charge is $7.00 per line per day published. Bold lettering is 60 cents per word. 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JC graduated from Henry Clay High School and attended the University of Richmond, becoming a lifelong Spiders fan. He was a charter member of the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department. In 1949, he eloped with the love of his life, Anne Cosby Hanback, now deceased, and together they raised four children in their Mechanicsville home. Blind all of his adult life, JC worked in foodservice through Business Opportunities for the Blind, starting out at Union Station in Alexandria before moving on to manage the lunch counter at Union Envelope Co. and the cafeteria at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. In a nod to his foodservice career, his ham radio handle was WD4-HDV (Hot Dog Vendor), as he made friends around the world and even into space, through the radio waves. He spent many weekends and summers by the Chesapeake Bay, sailing, sunning and steaming crabs. He loved music and reading and electronic gadgets. He was an active parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hanover from the 1930s until he died, serving on the vestry and as stewardship chairman more than once. In retirement, he became the first blind director on the board of Business Opportunities for the Blind. He championed a better life for the visually impaired citizens of Virginia and was a strong advocate for the passage of the Randolph Sheppard Act, which funded benefits for blind workers. Throughout his life, JC valued and demonstrated integrity, perseverance and humor. The Coleman household, where JC perfected his hospitality and joke-telling, was a hub of family and social activity. He is survived by his children, Brooke Taylor (Bob), Carey Coleman (Kathy Northington), Beth Allen (John) and Ellen Coleman (Rhonda Graves); his grandchildren, Leigh Sewell (Nate), Polly Roberts (Hunter), Travis Coleman (Susan) and John Allen III (Quinn); his greatgrandchildren, Taylor and Sydney Bernard, Ruby and Olivia Sewell, Coleman and Case Roberts, Isaac Coleman and Henry and Sloane Allen; his brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Charlene Coleman; his sisters-in-law, Mary Anna Hanback and Pat G. Hanback; and many nieces and nephews. The family gives special thanks to the staff on Wing 4 at Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and to the caregivers at Memorial Regional Medical Center. As the familiar hymn says, he once was blind, but now he sees. Donations in JC’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 441, Hanover, Va. 23069. A memorial service will be held at a future time. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. SAUNDERS, George Bernard Jr., 93, of Richmond, Va., passed away on June 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Rindfleisch Saunders; parents, George and Adrienne Saunders; sister, Winnie and her husband, Chris Golden; brother, Billy Saunders; nephew, Jeffrey Saunders; brother-in-law, Laurie Chappelle; sisterin-law, Mary Ellen Saunders; and son-in-law, Jack Binns. He is survived by his sons, George B. Saunders III and Paul Saunders (Delores); daughters, Katherine Binns and Patricia Saunders; grandchildren, Colleen Cook (Dave), Bridget Jojola (John), Erin Brooks, Eric Saunders, Chrissy Saunders and Scott Saunders; great-grandchildren, Ava and Evelyn Cook; brothers, Jerry (Barbara) and John; sister, Mary Chappelle; sister-in-law, Ellen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on August 6, 1926, in Natick, Mass., and grew up in West Newton, Mass., he attended St. Bernard’s School. At 12 years old, he had his first job as a caddy at Brae Burn Country Club that began a life-long love of golf. He left Newton High in 1943 to enter the Navy for WWII and received his high school diploma as part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operation Recognition Program. He was honorably discharged in the U.S. Navy Reserve as Pharmacist Mate Third Class on June 7, 1946. While stationed in Norfolk, Va., during his time in the Navy he visited Richmond and met Virginia at a roller skating rink in Scott’s Addition. He introduced himself as "Kurt" and she called him that for their entire 61-year marriage. They married June 28, 1947, at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Working hard to support his young family, he worked a full-time job while simultaneously studying at Richmond Professional Institute. He graduated June 12, 1950 with a B.S. in Business. He spent the next 59 years working in the accounting field of Leech, Caulkins and Scott, Export Leaf Tobacco Company, Major League Bowling and Recreation, Noble Truck Leasing, Leaseway and Children, Inc. While working at Children, Inc. he traveled to such far off places as Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Indian Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. George learned to speak Spanish to prepare for his travels. Even in retirement, his tireless work ethic never dissipated as he spent countless hours keeping his yard immaculate. His spare time was spent following the Boston Red Sox and playing golf. He was a devout Catholic and was always meticulous in his appearance. Never before did such a quiet and unassuming man have such a profound impact on those who knew him. The family would like to thank Henrico Doctors’ Forest 4th-floor Step-Down Unit and Capital Caring. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Bliley’s – Central. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, burial to follow in Westhampton Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Benedict Church and Children, Inc. MINTER, Agnes D., 91, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pete; and a daughter, Terry. She is survived by her children, Peggy L. Minter (Ralph), June M. Groves, John L. Minter III and P. Lance Minter (Wendy); grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com. ASHBROOK, Lyni, 78, of Richmond, died June 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heber Clarke Ashbrook Jr.; and her brother, David A. Wolfe. She is survived by her three children, Kenneth McCartney and his children, Kelly and K.D., Judy Seward (Kenny) and their children, Lizzie and Carlton, Richard A. Speakman Jr. (Tracie) and their children, Ricky, Mckenzi, Kasper and Mya. Her family will receive friends at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Thursday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Westhampton Memorial Gardens, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond. PURYEAR, William Thomas "Tommy" Jr., age 48, of 12324 Petersburg Street, Chester, Va., died Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, at his home. Mr. Puryear was born March 30, 1972, in Henrico County, Va., son of William Thomas Puryear Sr. and the late Patricia Ann Walters Puryear. He was a file clerk with Defense General Supply Center prior to becoming disabled and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition to his father are a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastor Chad Benefield officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and guests Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Linda Puryear, 46 Summer Ridge Road, Roxboro, N.C. Pallbearers will be Tracy Chambers, Michael Day, Jack Long Jr., Tony Meza, Kirk Redman and Joey Snead. Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27573. Online condolences may be made at . MISSAK, George Krikor, 60, of Colonial Heights, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. He was born in Kuwait on September 6, 1959, to the late Krikor Missak and Hannah Manasseh. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and brother, Elias Missak. He is survived by his children, Jonathan Livesay, Nicole Missak-Amidei, Joseph Missak, Jacob Missak, Alex Carroll and Michael Carroll; grandchildren, Braden Livesay, Dalen Livesay, Avery Livesay, Makenzie Carroll, Maddlyn Carroll and Michelle Amidei; brother, Tony Missak; sisters, Samia Missak, Nadia Missak, Frida Missak and Laila Missak; and many other loving family members and friends. Mr. Missak was an entrepreneur who loved interacting with people. He also enjoyed cooking, but more than anything he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He loved his children and was a devoted father and grandfather. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 W. Hundred Road, Chester, Virginia 23834. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com. BLOOMFIELD, Jerral Harrison, 90, of Henrico, departed this life Friday, June 5, 2020. Arrangements entrusted to March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave. Funeral notice later. SMITH, Mr. Porter, 100, of Powhatan, Va., departed this life on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Laurels of Willow Creek in Chesterfield, Va. He is survived by nine nieces, three nephews, a host of great-nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends. His remains rest at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home of Cumberland, Va., where public viewing will be held Thursday, from 1 to 7 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Pero Baptist Church cemetery, Powhatan, Va. Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Bland, pastor, officiating. WRIGHT, Christine Garrison Guise, 43, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2020, of a brain aneurysm. Christy was born on July 27, 1976. She was the daughter of Barbara and Bill Garrison, the sister of Drew Garrison; and the niece of Hank Garrison, all of whom survive her. She is also survived by her husband, Will Wright; her children, Peyton, Davis and Matthew Guise; her stepdaughter, Morley Wright; and the father of her children, Matt Guise. Christy was a 1994 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and a 1998 graduate of RandolphMacon College. Faith was an important part of Christy’s early life; she was very active in her church’s youth group. She was also very involved with her summer swim team as a child. Those early interests continued throughout her adult life. Christy has worked with young people as both an English teacher and a swim coach. Her most recent teaching position was at the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center. Christy also enjoyed many creative pursuits such as writing, painting and refurbishing furniture. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Woody Funeral HomeParham Chapel, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Trinity Episcopal School, 3850 Pittaway Drive, Richmond, Va. 23235. DAVIS, Clara B., 70, departed this life June 5, 2020. She is survived by her two daughters, Patrice and Stacey Brooks; two grandchildren, Travarious and Fatima Brooks; sister, Francine Brooks; brother, James Brooks Jr.; and host of other loving relatives and friends. Remains rest at ROWLETT, Elizabeth "SISTER" A., 81, departed this life June 7, 2020. Sister leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Mary "Rena" Davis; one niece, Pamela R. Johnson (Michael); two nephews, Toney M. Rowlett and Thomas K. Davis (Allison); one great-niece, Luc Davis; one goddaughter, Tavis Owens; and a host of other relatives and friends, Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Graveside service will be held June 11, 2020, Forest Lawn Cemetery at 3 p.m. Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where viewing will take place Friday, June 12, 2020, from 1 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be private.
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