MARIE K. SPENCER
SANDRA K. SHAFER
Sandra Karen Shafer, 72, of Prince George, VA passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Born in Seneca, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Harold Andrew and Helen Kirian Miller; and was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Ebersole.
Ms. Shafer was a United States Army veteran and went on to retire from Ft. Lee civil service after 25 plus years of service. After retiring from Ft. Lee, she went on to be a dedicated volunteer at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, VA. Ms. Shafer was a devoted member of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Prince George.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl A. Cabaniss (David) and Christina M. Ratliff; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Joshua, Jessica, Alexis, Jonathan, Kaitlyn, Morgan and Emily; two sisters, Wanda Steinmetz (Melvin) and Linda Molyett (Rob); three brothers, Bruce Miller (Nancy), Rodney Miller (Anna) and Dale Miller (Akemi); a brotherin-law, Evan “Butch” Ebersole; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 9300 Community Lane, South Prince George, VA 23805, with Father Joseph Goldsmith, celebrant. Interment will be private.
The family is being served by J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home of Hopewell. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Sandra Shafer. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss. com.
Mr. Arkell Thweatt, 88, of S. Chesterfield, Va., departed this life Thursday, December 27, 2018 at MCV/VCU Medical Center.
Marie Kevan Spencer of Petersburg passed away on Monday December 17, 2018. She was 97.
Mrs. Spencer was a lifelong resident of Petersburg and was born at the Petersburg General Hospital on December 8, 1921. She grew up on the 1600 block of Berkeley Ave in Petersburg and had fond memories of her childhood in Walnut Hill. She would laugh when she told of the delivery of ice for ice boxes (refrigerators were not common until the late 1920s) and the great excitement it brought. The local children and dogs would chase the ice truck down Berkeley Ave (great fun Mrs. Spencer would laugh and say.)
Mrs. Spencer attended Petersburg High School and graduated in 1937. She then attended William and Mary for one year. She married Frank Carter Spencer, Jr. in April 1947 at St. Paul’s Church in Petersburg. The couple then built a house on Crater Road in Walnut Hill and raised a family. The property would be sold years later to be used for Walnut Mall parking and the house picked up and moved. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Battlefield Park Swim Club for many years and spent many happy summers there talking to friends. She loved reading and checked out many a book from the Petersburg Public Library.
Mrs. Spencer is survived by her son Frank Carter Spencer III of Petersburg; grandchildren, Carol Ann Coburn and Walter Gordon Coburn, both of Newburn, NC; and other family members.
Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her
FLOYD D. TALLEY JR.
Mr. Floyd Douglas Talley, Jr., entered into eternal rest unexpectedly at Southside Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Floyd was born on November 3, 1949 in Dinwiddie, VA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lucille Talley; three siblings, Julia Birchett, Gloria T. Richardson and Annie T. Williams; and one sister-in-law, Velma G. Williams Clarke.
He was baptized at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Sutherland, VA at an early age. He attended Southside High School Class of 1968 in Dinwiddie, and Virginia State College (University). His career started while working at Brown and Williams Tobacco, Inc., until there closure. He retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling, Richmond, VA, in January 2018. Floyd was a stellar employee of Pepsi Cola and was awarded for Perfect Attendance for many years until his health declined.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Brenda Talley; one son, Floyd Talley III; two daughters, Bridgette Talley and Shonda Talley; four grandchildren, Italia Talley, Justin Green, Deonte Talley, and Caitlin Johnson; one great granddaughter, Carlei Gordon; four sisters, Doris Tucker, Carolyn Burkhalter (Thomas Sr.), Thomasine Gilliam (Robert), and Beverly Varner (Adrian); two
DONNIE L. WALLER
Mr. Donnie L. Waller entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. He was a lifelong native of Petersburg, VA. He was the son of the late Estella B. Greene and Joseph Coleman, Jr.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Anton Fitzgerald Waller; grandparents, Edward S. Waller and Emma Vivian Jones; uncles, Lewis Waller, Sr. and Spencer M. Waller, Sr.; aunts, Barbara Glenn, Nina Mae Madison, Gloria Elaine Waller and Eleanora Keys.
Donnie was always the life of the party. “Disco” was his nickname. Donnie never met a stranger. If he didn’t know you, then he knew a friend of yours or one of you cousin-nims.
Those who love him will always cherish his memories. He leaves behind his sister, Cynthia R. Jones (Laval); brother, Robin C. Waller; nieces, Chia and Tempestt Waller; great nephew, Josiah Waller; great nieces, Ameshia and Ka’lyah Givens, Ja’kira and Giovanna Waller; aunts, Vivian B. Harris and Sheila M. Pettaway (Leon); great aunt, Maggie Payne Edwards (Norman); his faithful, loving, and long-time companion, Judith Nash; devoted friends, the Goddette and Crocker families, and the Pin Oaks Crew; along with a GREAT host