Bertina Fuseymore, 73, of Powhatan, departed this life on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Richmond. She is survived by her husband, Clayton Fuseymore Jr.; two daughters, Cheryl Johnson (Steve) and Sharay Fuseymore; a grandson, Brian Johnson; other relatives and friends. Her remains rested at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, where public viewing was held on Sunday, May 21. Funeral service were held on Monday, May 22 at Little Zion Baptist Church, Powhatan. The Rev. Dr. Gregory L. Beechaum Sr., pastor officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Carnell William Hughes, 74, of Powhatan, departed this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Midlothian, He was a veteran who proudly served his country and achieved the rank of SP4 in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his life partner, Cordelia Davis; two sons, William Fitzgerald Davis and Darren Davis (Kim); four brothers, the Rev. Payton Hughes (Shirley), Reginald Hughes, Eric Hughes (Sylvia) and Earl Hughes (Wanda); four sisters, Evelyn Edley, Josephine Goodman (Obadiah), Margaret Taylor and Erma Carle; two aunts, Blanch Johnson and Margaret Gainey; two uncles, James Tinsley (Martha) and William Tinsley; other relatives and friends. His remains rested at Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home of Cumberland, where public viewing was held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Funeral service was held at noon on Tuesday, May 23 at Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan. The Rev. Patrick W. Bland, pastor, officiated. Interment in the church cemetery.
Mildred Ann “Michie” Taylor, 108, went to be with the Lord in eternal life on Friday, May 12, 2017. Born in Gordonsville, she resided in Sandston most of her adult life. She was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Taylor; her parents, John and Champe Michie; two brothers, four sisters; a son, George K. Taylor; and grandson, Dwayne P. Taylor. Mildred is survived by two sons, Charles P. Taylor (Anne) of Powhatan and E. Fred Taylor (Byrl) of White Stone; as well as seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her great passions in life were her family, church and music. The family welcomed friends at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at Sandston Baptist Church, 100 W. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston, VA 23150, with a service celebrating her life at 11 a.m. Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville. The family would like to thank Tiesha Whitehead for her loving kindness and care.
Richard Wayne “Rick” Turner, 58, of Powhatan, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ellwood Turner; and his brother, Thomas Ellwood “Fuzzy” Turner Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, the love of his life, Dianne Shaw Turner. He is also survived by his mother, Dora B. Turner; brother, Stanley Turner; three children, Bradley Turner (Caroline), Kimberly Berry (Buck) and David Turner; four grandchildren, Ryan, Carter Ann and May Turner, and Kennedy-Ann Berry; and various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Rick was born on October 16, 1958, in Bluefield, West Virginia, and grew up in Richmond. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend who truly enjoyed life. A skilled and talented auto mechanic for many years, Rick worked hard to provide for his family and instill strong values. He took pride in coaching his children and other young athletes on various youth sports teams. A longtime Miami Dolphins fan, Rick enjoyed working in his garage, fishing, and spoiling his beloved dog, L.B. He loved spending time with his wife, children and family, but was especially proud of his role as “PawPaw” and having the opportunity to watch his grandchildren grow. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, where Rick’s funeral service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19.