Richmond Times-Dispatch : 2020-12-03



A12 ••• THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Rememberin­g OBITUARIES, DEATH NOTICES IN MEMORIAM AND Today’s New Listings ♦ METRO LUCK, MOORE, SMITH, TAYLOR, WALKER, WILLIAMS, Charles, 87. Bernard Keith, 63, of Henrico. Lois Johnson, 97, of Henrico. Sandra L., 65, of Henrico. Faye Bettina, 66, of Richmond. Garrett B., 45, of Chesterfie­ld. BENNETT, DILLARD, ELKO, GILBERT, HARGROVE, HINES, HOPSON, JONES, KIMBLE, Matthew J., 60, of Powhatan. John W. Jr., 94, of Chesterfie­ld. Gregory Patrick, 60, of Chesterfie­ld. Martha Norris, 82, of Henrico. Richard, 68, of Richmond. Elbert Richard, 93, of Richmond. Andrew Lee Sr., 94, of Richmond. George McCoy, 80, of Chester. Joyce Brannon, 83, of Henrico. BENNETT, Matthew "Matt" J., 60, of Powhatan, passed away November 28, 2020. As a young man, he felt called to the funeral industry. He received his Funeral Director and Embalmers License in 1982. He purchased the Rose Funeral Home in November of 1985. In 1992 he relocated to the current location and changed the name to Bennett & Barden Funeral Home. Located in Powhatan, he started his family and became a pillar in the community that he loved and served. Matt was involved in The Lions Club, church softball, youth softball coaching for Beth and Sarah, and was Charlie’s crew chief for gocart racing. He was a diehard Redskins fan who always loved to laugh. He was a beloved husband, Dad and Pop-Pop. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, The Rev. Rex J. Bennett. He is survived by his loving wife, Debra O. Bennett; daughters, Beth Bennett Weaver (Stephen) and Sarah Bennett Clift (Jeremiah); son, Charles "Charlie" Matthew Bennett (Renee); stepdaught­er, Stephanie Wammock; mother, Joyce Brock Bennett; Pop-Pop’s grandbabie­s: Brock, Celeste, Maeve, Otto and Gabriel; siblings, Cindy Bennett Winters, Barry Bennett (Susan), Jane Bennett- Bailey ( Jeanne). A public viewing will be held Thursday ( today), from 12 to 8 p. m., with a visitation from 6 to 8 p. m. at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, at 11 a.m. Interment Powhatan Community Cemetery. Online condolence­s may be made at bennettbar­ VIRGINIA WILLIAMS, Lewis F., 78, of Caroline. MOORE, Bernard Keith, GILBERT, Martha Norris, 63, of Henrico County, Va., departed this life November 23, 2020. Retired Navy Veteran. of Richmond, died December 1, 2020. Remains rest at LUCK, Charles Samuel III. Composed by his three grateful and loving children, the following is inspired by the caring and courageous spirit of Charles Samuel Luck III. Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral notice later. A Legacy of Devotion On Tuesday night, December 1, 2020, Charles Samuel Luck III, devoted husband, father and "Pops" to his eight grandchild­ren and first great-grandchild, passed away in his home at the age of 87. He was born on October 19, 1933, in Richmond, Va., to Charles Samuel Luck Jr. and Evelyn Gregory Luck. Throughout his life, Charles Samuel Luck III believed in treating people with respect and care. To him, every interactio­n was an opportunit­y to personally connect with someone. Attentive, curious and sincere, our dad recognized that his opportunit­y to positively impact a person’s life rested on his ability to understand what matters most to them. From the moment Dad met someone, he was invested in their life. For Dad, this investment started with a firm handshake, eye contact and his full, undivided attention. Both humble and considerat­e, Dad was always interested in understand­ing how people and their families were getting along and, as a result, built many deep, meaningful relationsh­ips. He was an advocate of the Golden Rule and took to heart the significan­ce of treating others as you would want to be treated. His dedication to leaving the world a better place centered on his belief in supporting the dreams and goals of people, institutio­ns and communitie­s. This leadership approach guided his decisions for decades and drove him to live a life, lead a business and raise a family grounded in values. A man of integrity and fortitude and a true pioneer in the aggregates industry, his commitment to improvemen­ts through innovation revolution­ized the way Luck Companies, operates and serves others. Establishe­d by his father in 1923, and currently led by his son, Charlie, our father grew up working in and learning about the quarrying and crushed stone industry, eventually leading Luck Companies through three decades of expansion and technologi­cal advancemen­t. At an early age, Dad developed a love for the camaraderi­e that took place at the quarry. In the early 1940s, when he was a young boy, our dad took pride in his responsibi­lity to carry water and ice to the men working in quarry. He grew to work in all areas of the business, providing him a thorough knowledge of the business and industry. Dad was a courageous leader and believed in taking thoughtful risks. His commitment to innovation and developing ways in which the business could support people and communitie­s was unpreceden­ted. From institutin­g visionary methods to train and educate people to prioritizi­ng the aesthetics of the quarry locations, our dad believed in opening doors – for people to achieve their goals and, quite literally to neighbors, who he proudly welcomed at the company’s quarries and offices. He coined the company slogan "We Care." These words were so much more than a declaratio­n to customers; they were a sincere promise to people – both inside and outside of the company. Dad was a tremendous believer in being positive and generous. Known for his leadership, he served on numerous Boards that were focused on the education of young people. An extension of his belief in he was committed to doing everything he could to support the education and needs of the next generation. Before beginning his career with Luck Companies, Dad graduated in 1955 from Virginia Military Institute ( VMI) and proudly served in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. Beyond providing an exceptiona­l education to him, VMI introduced him to his dearest friends, those he kept close for the rest of his life. He credits VMI with instilling the sense of rigor, ethics and leadership he needed to make a difference in the community. His VMI relationsh­ips were key to his personal and profession­al life. He remained active in VMI’s community for the remainder of his life, establishi­ng numerous scholarshi­p programs and serving on the Board of Visitors, Alumni Associatio­n, JacksonHop­e and VMI Foundation. In 1955, Dad married the love of his life, True Miller Farr Luck, who supported him through every stage of their 64-year marriage. We find great comfort knowing that Dad is reunited with our mother, True, in Heaven. Dad is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Luck Haw (Shep), Terrell Luck Harrigan (Elliott); and his son, Charles "Charlie" Samuel Luck IV ( Lisa). Dad is also survived by his grandchild­ren and great- grandchild, Richard Luck ( Jenna), True Harrigan, Charles Haw, Sarah Luck, Elise Harrigan, Claiborne Haw, Ravenel Harrigan, Margaret Luck and Caroline Luck; and his sister, Martha Luck Robertson ( predecease­d C. B.) and her family. Dad especially enjoyed time spent traveling with his family, including trips to Wyoming and Hilton Head Island, S. C., where he "recharged." Patient, caring, honest and humble, he is remembered for encouragin­g his children and grandchild­ren by saying, "All I ask of you is to do your best." A person who inspired us and others to follow our dreams, our father set a leadership precedent that is woven into all that we do. His spirit will always be with us and felt in the hearts of many. To him, we are forever grateful. For your support and care for Dad, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts: George Gordon, Alana Meusa, Shondel Samuels, Jessica Graves, Lashell Jackson, Sharon Couch, Ann Woodson, Lucy Waweru, Constance RosserHawk­ins and Philip Ward. To honor Dad, our family has chosen to hold a small, private graveside service. Unfortunat­ely, due to necessary COVID- 19 restrictio­ns, we will be unable to hold a public celebratio­n of life event. We invite you to visit to learn more about his life, hear from those close to him and to share in our many warm memories. Should you desire, the family suggests sending memorial contributi­ons to Virginia Military Institute’s Jackson-Hope Fund (VMI Foundation c/o Terrie Conrad, VP Developmen­t, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va. 24450) or InnerWill ( www. InnerWill. org or InnerWill Leadership Institute c/o Betsey Fortlouis, Director of Developmen­t & Partnershi­ps, P.O. Box 252, Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103). HARGROVE, Richard, 68, of Richmond, departed this life Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Arrangemen­ts entrusted to March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave. Funeral notice later. HOPSON, Andrew Lee Sr., 94, of Richmond, departed this life November 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra J. Smith; and parents, Naaman Jackson and Delia Hopson. He leaves cherished memories to his loving and devoted wife, Eileen Hopson; daughters, Beverly Agness and Michelle Laurie; sons, Gregory Smith, Abdur Shakur and Andrew Lee Hopson Jr.; granddaugh­ter, Dominique Lomax; beloved sister, Frances Brown; special friends, Faye and Rajah Barksdale; caregivers at South Richmond Adult Day Care and a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where a walk- through visitation will be held Friday, December 4, 2020, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Celebratio­n of Life service Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m. in the March Chapel. Livestream­ing will be available on the website. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. SMITH, Lois (Jonnie) Johnson, 1923-2020. Jonnie Smith, who died on November 22, 2020, at age 97, was a woman ahead of her time. Born on her family’s farm in Lyon County, Iowa, of Norwegian immigrants, she was a star student and athlete in high school and went on to earn degrees at Luther College and the University of Michigan in the 1940s. Selfdescri­bed as "strait- laced" when young, those qualities showed up in her chosen profession­al roles as a librarian and a parliament­arian. It was while she was the librarian at Iowa State University that she met her husband of 59 years, the late Lowell M. Smith. As a Registered Parliament­arian, her Richmond career included serving several organizati­ons, the Virginia Associatio­n of Women’s Clubs and the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club among them. Her club membership­s included TriClub and the American Associatio­n of University Women. She served in leadership roles throughout her active life including her much loved River Road Presbyteri­an Church. An accomplish­ed writer and poet, Jonnie also loved painting and was a gifted singer, serving in her church choir and other choral groups. One of her favorite memories of childhood were evenings on the farm with her cousins lying on blankets in the grass and stargazing. As more and more stars appeared she was filled with wonder that God had named them all. Now when we look up at the star- filled night sky, we will think of her, knowing one of those stars is named "Jonnie." A sweet- spirited charmer to the end, Jonnie is survived by her son, Michael Craig Smith of Richmond and his wife, Gloria Prevatt, who was Jonnie’s steadfast friend and advocate; and by her daughter, Sherry Chatterton of Maryland and her children, Laura and Steven. A memorial service will be held post Covid-19, when we can gather and pay tribute to Jonnie and a life well- lived. HINES, Elbert Richard, 93, a resident of Richmond and Deltaville, departed this life Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Richard Hines and Mattie Crocker Hines; wife, Helen Sutherland Hines; and daughter- in- law, Nancy Reed Hines. He is survived by his son, Richard Hines Jr.; grandson, David Alexander Hines; nephews, Wesley Floyd Garris and Maurice Arnold Rhodes; and nieces, Nelda Sue Copeland, Emogene Babb and Nola Mae Mumford, all of the Windsor, Va. area. He was a native of Isle of Wight County, and graduated from Windsor High School in 1944. He ventured to Richmond and graduated from Smithdeal Massey Business College with a Certificat­e in Accounting. The military called, and he served in the Army Air Corps-Air Weather Service shortly after WWII. After the military, he attended the University of Richmond, and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He later completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Elbert was a Certified Public Accountant, and practiced with Ernst & Ernst for 20 years before joining a client, Bank of Virginia/Signet Banking, where he advanced from Chief Accounting Officer to Chief Financial Officer, and retired as Executive Vice President- Administra­tion. He was active in various profession­al associatio­ns, including the Virginia Society of CPAs and the Associatio­n of Bank Holding Companies. He was a Master Mason, Past Master of Dove Lodge No. 51, a Member of Metropolit­ian Lodge No. 11, the Scottish Rite Bodies Acca ShrinersPr­ovost Guard Unit and the Royal Order of Jester. For several years he was a resident of Cedarfield retirement community, and the family wishes to give special thanks to his caregivers at Cedarfield. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. Graveside services will be held 2 p. m. Friday, December 4, in Westhampto­n Memorial Park. ELKO, Gregory Patrick, 60, of North Chesterfie­ld, Va. On December 1, 2020, God sent his angel Laurie Kendrick to bring her lifelong friend Gregory home to Heaven. Greg passed away on December 1, 2020, after a long and hard fought battle with kidney cancer. Greg was retired from Virginia Power. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred P. Elko; and brother, Stephen A. Elko. He is survived by his mother, Judith Elko; sister, Dianne Johnson; brother, best friend and caretaker, Zachary Adams; best friend and camping buddy, Alan Hicks; aunt, Rosie Uzel; aunt and godmother, Alice Baroni; and many other family and friends. Greg had a special place in his heart for all animals and leaves behind his fur babies, Sammie, Maggie, Monkey, Gracie, Punkin and Sophie. The family would also like to thank a special family friend, Alice Kendrick, who supported Greg throughout his illness. A special thank you to Bon Secours Hospice who took care of Greg in his final months, especially Dr. Marc Flickinger, Eduardo Carvallo, Robert Burrows, Ellen Hanson; and chaplains, Martha Pittinger and Steve Flowers. As per Greg’s final wishes, there will be no funeral service. His remains will be buried in Love, Virginia overlookin­g the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of Greg’s favorite places. In lieu of flowers, Greg requested that donations be made to Bon Secours Health Care Foundation, 5008 Monument Ave. 2nd Floor, Richmond, Va. 23230 or Richmond Animal League, 11401 Internatio­nal Drive, Richmond, Va. 23236. leaving the world a better place, JONES, George McCoy "Kool Papa," of Chester, Va., departed this life at Johnston- Willis Hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St., where a public viewing will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 11:30 a. m. at Maury Cemetery, 2700 Maury St. KIMBLE, Joyce Brannon, age 83, passed away November 21, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Howard Wayne Kimble; son, Donald L. Lambert Jr. ( Becky); grandsons, Joshua (Natalie) and Caleb; stepdaught­er, Cheryl Reichner; brother, Robert Brannon; and niece, Tina Brannon. Joyce was valedictor­ian of her high school class, graduate of Glenville State College, a member of the DAR and a retiree from General Motors. She was a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where her funeral will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 2 p. m. Interment will be private in the church mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059. TAYLOR, Sandra L., 65, of Richmond, Va., passed away November 28, 2020. Funeral notice later by Wilson & Associates - East Chapel. in loving memory 412 S. CHERRY ST. Celebratin­g 105 Years 804.648.8501 A.P. Grappone and Sons, Inc. 321-2200 Monuments and Memorials hollywoodc­emetery. org Visit us at grapponemo­numents. com LOTS • CRYPTS • NICHES (804) 358-9174