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Obituaries for February 22, 2013

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Allen, Mr. George Milton Jr., 57, of Richmond, a truck driver, husband of Rosemary Allen.

Alston, Mrs. Claudette, 74, of Richmond, wife of Benjamin Alston Jr.

Bryant, Mr. Corey Erwin, 46, of Richmond.

Carneal, Mrs. Dolores W., 72, of Powhatan, an employee of Verizon, wife of Edwin R. Carneal Sr.

Carter, Mrs. Gwendolyn Aldean, 81, of Richmond, widow of Hampton Carter.

Coffey, Mr. Jessie P., 84, of Powhatan, husband of Ruth Coffey.

Davis-Mead, Mrs. Lisa Carolyn “Hush,” of Bon Air, widow of Lawrence Mead.

Forbes, Mr. John Henry, 81, of Richmond, a retired factory worker, widower of Fannie Forbes.

Gillis, Mrs. Frances Patterson, 93, of Henrico, formerly of Bay City, Mich., a former advertising copywriter in Bay City, Boston, Mass., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wife of John C. Gillis.

Hanvey, Mr. Floyd Edward “Butch” Jr., 66, of Richmond.

Hayes, Mr. Howard D., 74, of Richmond, an Army veteran, a retired steel layout man with Liphart Steel Co. Inc., widower of Velma Adams Hayes.

Himes, Ms. Rushell A. Burns, 48, of Richmond, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, a sales representative.

Hodder, Mr. Robert Samuel, 85, of Midlothian, formerly of London, England, a Royal Marine Corps veteran, a retired engineer and building official for the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico who also had been a professional singer, husband of Nancy Hamlett Hodder.

Johnson, Mr. Eugene, 84, of Richmond, formerly of New Jersey.

Johnson, Mr. Wheatley Marshall, 92, of Richmond, formerly of Manassas, a World War II Army Air Forces veteran, a retired Associated Press writer who was a charter media member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and authority of Virginia’s prep sports history who was a charter media member of the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, widower of Shirley Wright Johnson.

Lewis, Mrs. Lucy, of Richmond, widow of Frederick Lewis.

Machett, Mrs. Freda Ruth Ingram, 63, of Chesterfield, wife of John M. Machett.

Mishoe, Mrs. Elizabeth R., 76, of Richmond, widow of David O. Mishoe Sr.

Moore, Mrs. Carolyn Brooks, 68, of Mechanicsville, a care giver, wife of Melvin L. Moore

Nordin, Mrs. Gayle B., 64, of Richmond, wife of Bruce Nordin.

Orange, Mr. Waverly Wade, 92, of Chesterfield, a retired wholesale sales employee of Westinghouse Corp., widower of Clarice Satterwhite Orange.

Pasco, Mr. John Jr., 94, of Richmond, formerly of Monticello, Fla., a World War II Army veteran, a retired agency manager in Richmond for Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co., widower of Nell G. Pasco.

Potts, Mrs. Bette Wood, of Richmond, widow of Allen Rives Potts.

Roane, Mr. Theodore C., 72, of Midlothian, formerly of Richmond, a retired Army first sergeant who served in Vietnam and Korea, founder of The CarteRoane Group tax management consultant business, husband of the Rev. Dru Roane.

Robinson, Ms. Barbara Gale, of Richmond.

Rutledge, Mr. Oscar Donald “Don,” 82, of Midlothian, an award-winning photojournalist who formerly worked for the Black Star agency and later worked for the Home and Foreign Mission boards of the Southern Baptist Convention, husband of Lucy Marie Rutledge.

Stosch, Mr. John A. Sr., 81, of North Chesterfield, a retired magistrate, husband of Jacqueline Lucille Stosch.

Talley, Mr. Lowell Thomas, 81, of Mechanicsville, a retired display department employee of A.H. Robins Co., husband of Jean Lee Talley.

Wyatt, Mr. Oscar L. Sr., 91, of Montpelier, a former custodian with Henrico County, widower of Estelle Wyatt.


COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Redmond, Mr. Milton Pratt “Flash,” 95, formerly of Petersburg, a World War II veteran, widower of Evelyn Smith Redmond.

HOPEWELL – Cole, Mr. Thomas, 89, a retired air conditioning technician for Honeywell International Inc., husband of Cleo Boone Cole.

McClenny, Mrs. Cora Umphlett, 92, a retired employee of the Hopewell school system, widow of Robert S. McClenny.

KENBRIDGE – Zellers, Mr. Paul Allen, 67, a retired Army cook, husband of Judy M. Zellers.

KING WILLIAM – Anderson, Mr. Percell.

Roane, Mrs. Fannie A., 96, a homemaker, widow of Thomas Roane Jr.

LOUISA – Morse, Mrs. Lola Christina Cosner, 72, formerly of Kents Store, wife of Lemuel L. “Sonny” Morse, widow of Roy Wesley Grubbs.

RUTHER GLEN – Patterson, Mr. John B., 79.


Jennings, Mr. Thomas Wood, 58, of Wiggins, Miss., formerly of Richmond, a law enforcement investigator who retired as a criminal justice instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis campus and later coached football in the George and Harrison counties school districts, husband of Joy Newton Jennings.

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