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By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 10 2019 09:08PM

Jack Naylor passed peacefully in his home on December 10, 2019.

Jack worked for Skyline Cap for 25 years dedicating his time to helping those in need in the community.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Peggy Naylor; two sons, Jesse Naylor of Ruckersville and John Naylor of Fredericksburg; two step-sons, William Foster of Locust Grove and David Foster and wife Jessica of Louisa; grandchildren, Dixie, Nicole, Sandra, Patricia, Phillip, Elizabeth, Brook, Allison, and Rylee; great-grandchildren, Haylee, Connor, Bralyn, Zeanna, Mercedes and Athena.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison with Pastor Glen Shifflett officiating. Interment will be in the Shiloh Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the funeral home in Madison.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 10 2019 06:47PM

ULYSSES PERCY (PETE) JOYNER, JR., 87, attorney & retired clerk of Orange County, VA, departed this life on December 7, 2019 at his home in Orange, VA. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Barham Joyner, his children: The Rev. Alexander Barham Joyner (Suzanne) of Parksley, VA; Katherine Joyner Seman (Dennis), of Windermere, FL; and Sara Joyner Haney of Pratts, VA; and six grandchildren: Joel Joyner, Rachel Joyner, Michael Seman, Jacqueline Seman, Colton Haney, and Carson Haney.

The son of the late Ulysses P. Joyner, Sr. and Gertrude Bryant Joyner, he was born in Courtland, VA on November 11, 1932. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency (Korean Conflict). He attended Virginia Tech and received degrees from Richmond College and T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

Joyner joined the firm of Somerville & Moore in Orange. In 1982, he was appointed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Orange County and served for 16 years. He was the first County Attorney of Orange County and the attorney for the towns of Orange & Gordonsville.

An active civic leader, Joyner served as President of the Orange County (OC) Chamber of Commerce, the OC Jaycees, the OC Lions Club, & the Piedmont Bar Association. He was a former director of the Montpelier Property Council & the James Madison Museum.

Joyner was also Chairman of the Seventh District Republican Committee of Virginia and Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Elections under three Virginia governors.

He was an accomplished historian & author of six books and other treatises on Orange County and his native Southampton. He was founding Chairman of the Constitution Highway Association.

Joyner was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange where he served in numerous roles including Chair of the Administrative Board, Trustee, Treasurer, and Certified Lay Speaker.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange at 11 AM on Saturday, December 14. Interment will be private. Memorial gifts can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 143 W. Main St., Orange, VA 22960.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 10 2019 06:26PM

Irene “Fritz” Tinder Altman, 94 of Orange died on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Madison, VA surrounded by her family. She was born in Orange, County on September 20, 1925 the daughter of the late George E and Hettie C Tinder. Mrs. Altman was also preceded in death by her husband Louis L Altman, brother George K Tinder and sister Elizabeth T Burton. She was a member of the Orange Baptist Church and retired from the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. She is survived by two daughters Donna Jeanne Huff and her husband Richard Huff of Aroda, Brenda L Altman of Culpeper and one son David L Altman of Culpeper; two grandchildren Lindsay L Huff and Christopher L Huff and wife Amy; three great grandchildren Ethan Harris, Madison Harris and Irisa Huff and two nieces Jane P Burton of Orange and Lynda B Shifflett of Greene. Family will receive friends at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange on Thursday, December 12th from 6-7 p.m. Graveside service will be held at Graham Cemetery on Friday December 13th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers you may contribute to your favorite charity or the bereavement fund at the Orange Baptist Church. Preddy Funeral Home in Orange is in charge of all arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 7 2019 04:14PM

Rachel Rebecca Shifflett Snow, 84 of Harrisonburg, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019, at her home. She was born on April 4, 1935 in Earlysville to the late Jerry Wilbert Shifflett and Mary Frances (Frankie) Knight Shifflett. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Shifflett and Arthur Shifflett and two sisters, Mary Snow and Madeline Morris; two nieces Robin Wood and Lori Collier and a nephew Greg Shifflett.

Rachel was a charter member of the Charlottesville Church of the Brethren and attended Mill Creek Church of the Brethren until illness prevented her from doing so. She worked at State Farm Insurance in her early years. In 1986 she moved to Myrtle Beach where she met up with some special friends, Sue Snipes and Elvira Peele where they all found love and hobby of making and collecting porcelain dolls. She would want you to know that during their travels she and Donald had the opportunity to sing in the circle at the Grand Ole Opry stage.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Oneil Snow whom she married on May 3, 1958 and also survived by two daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Snow of Ruckersville, Kelly McDaniel and husband Eddie of Harrisonburg; brother, Wilbert Shifflett and wife Shirley; sisters, Zelia Lawson and husband Haywood, Dottie Whitt and husband Alfred, Bertha Adams and husband Eugene; five grandchildren, Jeremy Thacker, Karry White and husband Jon, Amanda Allen, Eddie McDaniel Jr. (E.J.), Zackary McDaniel; three great-Grandchildren, Lillybelle, Rosalie and Jasmine Allen; brother-in-law Samuel Snow and wife Patricia of Roanoke.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Monday, December 9, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison with interment in Ruckersville Cemetery conducted by Pastor Tom Williams and Pastor Glen Bollinger. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Special thanks go out to caregivers Gloria Wegman and Tammy Whitsel for their tireless service, and also to the RMH Hospice.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 6 2019 04:03PM

Ethel Smith Colvin, 94, of Somerset died on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born November 14, 1925, in Orange County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Washington Foster and Iva Traimum Foster. She is also predeceased by her first husband Henry W. Smith and her second husband Harry L. Colvin, and one daughter Connie Lynn Smith.

She is survived by one daughter Pattie Paige Lloyd of Brightwood; three grandchildren Mark Alan Riner, Crystal Joy Smith, and Shawn Andrew Lloyd; five great grandchildren Julia Riner, Melanie Riner, Torrence Bowens Jr., Isaiah Lloyd-Bowens, and Olivia Lloyd-Bowens; and one sister Martha Virginia Fincham of Culpeper.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. graveside at the Graham Cemetery, Orange. Pastor Bruce Fincham will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. View Nursing Home, Aroda, VA. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 6 2019 03:14PM

Michael Jay Javor, 70, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at his residence. Born March 6, 1949 in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late Henry Jay Javor and MariAnn Seymour de Tejeda.

He is survived by his friend Pattie A. Watson and their three daughters Nicole Javor-Watson, Natalie M. Javor-Watson, Anna Zoe Thomas, his son Jesse McLaughlin Seymour, his brother Christopher R. Javor, and his sister Diane “Didi” Seymour as well as many friends and extended family.

Michael made his home in the wilderness in Alaska, California, the desert Southwest, and in the beauty of Hawaii, Florida, and Virginia. He relished in the riches of the natural world and found peace in spending time in the great outdoors. He will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to:

The Wilderness Society, The National Parks Foundation, and/or The Sierra Club.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 4 2019 09:09PM

Ernest Shifflett Jr, 73, of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, December 3. He was born on February 21, 1946 to the late Ernest Shifflett Sr. and Edith Lam. He was also preceded in death by his brother Charles; sisters Sherry and Evelyn; and son Rodney.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Doris Shifflett; sister Lorraine and Janet; three sons Todd, Mike and Bradley; three daughters Teresa, Barbara and Brenda; twelve grandchildren Amanda, KW, Ashley, Ashby, Dustin, Brittany, Nick, Wade, Molly, Cassie, Josh and Noah; six great-grandchildren Hannah, Logan, Lillian, Kendall, Isaiah and Baylee. Junior also had a special bond with his niece Christina and nephew Brian.

Junior, who was often referred to as "Wildcat" , loved life, his friends and family and a good ice cold beer. He especially enjoyed horses and riding motorcycles. He spent many days traveling and visiting with his friends and cousins, all of whom he cherished dearly.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11am at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. Interment will be in Ruckersville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 3 2019 10:33PM

Paul Allison Simms Sr., 88, of Zachary Taylor Highway, Unionville died on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his residence. Born March 29, 1931 in Washington, D. C. he was the son of the late Edith McDowell Simms. He was a Army Veteran, and retired electrician of Amtrack.

He is survived by his wife Alice Morgan Simms of Unionville; seven daughters Linda, Theresa, Dorene, Vanesa, Paula, Lasonya, and Yoleta; six sons Paul Jr, William, Tyrone, DePaul, Phillip, and Stanley; 24 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Orange Church of Christ. Interment will be private. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 3 2019 10:30PM

Robert R. Douthit, 82, of Unionville, VA, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Dogwood Village of Orange.

He was born November 16, 1937, in Jefferson County, PA., The son of Hazel Douthit. He was pre-deceased by his mother Hazel, and step-father Ralph Shively. He was a 1956 graduate of Reynoldsville High School in Reynoldsville, PA.

Bob lived the last 60 years with beef cattle running through his veins. In 1967, Harry T. Peters Jr. brought him to Orange, VA. to be herdsman for his Shorthorn Cattle at Windholme Farm. He showed cattle all over the East Coast and at Denver. Bob was a Director of the American Shorthorn Association and also the Virginia Shorthorn Association. He received the honor of being a Builder of the Breed Award.

Bob was on the Orange County Four Board that got the Fair re-started so the County 4-Hers would have a place to exhibit their projects. He volunteered for many years as a leader of the 4-H Livestock Club mentoring the members on proper raising and showing of their animals. For 16 years Bob was Farm Manager at Woodberry School working with beef cattle.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Anna Mae Corbin Douthit; three sons, Jeffery (Letitia), Bradley, and Jay (Carrie). Six grandchildren, Erika Douthit, Kelly (Shain), Casey Roberts, Jason Douthit, Abigail Douthit, Zachary Douthit, and Gabrielle Douthit.

A memorial service led by Pastor Ralph Satter, will be held on December 14, at 1100 A.M., at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Unionville. Family will meet with friends after at a luncheon. Burial will be private.

No flowers please. Donations may be made to East Orange Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 112, Unionville, Va. 22567, or the Bethlehem U. M. C. P. O. Box 35, Unionville, Va. 22567, or the Hospice of the Piedmont. 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300 Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 3 2019 07:40PM

Susie Yvonne Hunt, 59, of Louisa went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born on January 11, 1960 in the Louisa Hospital.

Susie attended Louisa County Public Schools. She was employed for 28 years at Shenandoah Crossing Resort in Gordonsville. She was devoted to her job and made a great many friends through the years.

Susie is preceded in death by her father, Almon F. (Pete) Hunt; a brother, Boyd G. (Jerry) Hart and a brother-in-law, Elwood P. (Moonie) Sprouse.

Those left behind to mourn her passing are her mother, Elizabeth W. (Betty) Hunt; her four sisters, Ruby H. Level (Eddie), Alice H. Martyn (Billy), Matilda F. (Tilly) Sprouse and Judy A. Alley (Kenny); her brother, Ray Hunt (Kitty) and sister-in-law, Marie Hart; her four god-children, Timmy, Emma and Elizabeth Horton and Michael P. Sprouse; many nieces; nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Susie was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church.

Friends and family visitation will be held at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville on December 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral will be held December 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa. Pastor Darwin Satterwhite will officiate her service. Pallbearers will be Brandon Alley, Justin Sprouse, Dewayne Hart, Joseph Teabout, David Ankrom and Steve Molina.