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By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 6 2020 01:14PM

Jay Roller Marshall, 94, of Twin Oaks Lane, Unionville, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Dogwood Assisted Living. Born July 18, 1925 in Arcola, Virginia he was the son of the late Emmett Ferne Marshall and Zelma Roller Marshall. He is also predeceased by his wife of 55 years Barbara Turner Marshall and a brother Richard Ferne Marshall.

He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, the Ashburn Masonic Lodge, a veteran of the U. S. Navy, and a retired farmer and owner/operator of Jay R. Marshall Milk Hauling Inc.

He is survived by one daughter Deborah M. Werner and husband Paul of Knoxville, TN; two sons Jay Christopher Marshall of Unionville, and Keith Frederick Marshall and wife Deanne of Unionville; seven grandchildren Hannah, Nels, Jordan, Nathan, Kyle, Kassidy, and Kaleb; two great grandchildren Kaiden, and Olivia; two sisters Maude Hampton Henderson of Richmond, and Carolyn Alice Payne and husband Tom of Richmond; one brother Philip Monroe Marshall of Ashburn; and a sister in law Carol Marshall of Arlington, TX.

A private graveside service will be held at Aldie, Virginia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pky. Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 3 2020 03:40PM

Melvin Wayne Bryant 79 of Orange, passed away Sunday, Marth 29, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born January 28, 1941 in Nelson County and was the son of the late Charlie Gaythen Bryant and Rosa Florrie Campbell Bryant. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Claude Cash, Bernard Cash, and Tommy Bryant , seven sisters, Lottie Green, May Burton, Polly Miller, Virginia Morrell, Dot Newsom, Jean Summey, and Vivian Cash.

He is survived by a son, David Wayne Bryant and wife Karlyn, daughter, Dana Ann Bryant Settle all of Orange; two brothers, Charles Bryant of Temple Hill, MD, Marvin Bryant of Myrtle Beach, SC; mother of his children, Janet Carter Bryant of Culpeper; five grandchildren, Justin Wayne Settle, Austin Gathen Bryant, Jake Thomas Bryant, Johnny Wyatt Owens and Seth Alexander Bryant; and two great-grandchildren, Bryson Wayne Settle and Berklee Faith Settle.

He was a retired Cable Technician for Verizon of Orange and surrounding Counties. He was a former member of the Orange Lions Club, Orange Moose Lodge and Communications Workers of America.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Animal Shelter, 11362 Porter Road, Orange, VA 22960 or the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA 3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 2 2020 06:33PM

William Hobert Scott Sr. 85, of Lahore Road, Orange died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his residence. In accordance with the coronavirus pandemic a private immediate family graveside service will be held at a later date. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 31 2020 06:11PM

Catherine Peyton Morris, 101, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020 at Dogwood Village of Orange. Born in Orange on August 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Andrew B. and Nora Pauline Peyton.

She was a member of the Orange Baptist Church, and was the oldest living member, the Happy Agers, the Young at Heart, and was an avid bingo player. She worked for many years in the food preparation in the Orange County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Reuben E. “Jack” Morris, Jr.; her son, William D. “Willie” Morris; four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Robert L. Morris of Orange; a brother, Franklin L. Morris (Doris) of Charlottesville; a sister, Wilma Emery (Lloyd) of Maryland; daughter-in-law, Barbara Morris of Orange; six grandchildren, Debbie Woolfolk (Bill), Larry Morris, Gary Morris (Kristen), Rick Morris, Joyce Morris, and Michael Morris (Beth); six great-grandchildren, Caleb Morris, Katey Woolfolk, Nathan Morris, Haylie Morris, Abbie Morris, and Christian Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held at Graham Cemetery on April 1, 2020, with the Rev. Alan Miller officiating, and a memorial celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange Baptist Church (Chancel Choir), P.O. Box 167, Orange VA 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 27 2020 08:03PM

William “Bill” Emory Figgins III, of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Bill was born on October 7, 1941 in Front Royal, Virginia. He was the son of the late William Emory Figgins Jr. and the late Allie Herrion Figgins. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty L. Figgins, sisters: Frances Henry, Thelma Tewalt, Ruby Gaydoes and brother Albert Lee Figgins.

Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years Annie (Ann) Eloise Figgins, daughter Teresa Figgins Tusing and her husband Gerald of Gordonsville, son William Emory Figgins IV and wife Leslie of Gordonsville, Step-daughters Stephanie Allen of Troy, Susan Fritz and husband David of Kansas City, MO, Sandra Allen of Charlottesville. Thirteen Grandchildren Miranda Henry, Lauren Tusing, Dustin Tusing of Gordonsville, Felicia Clements and husband James (Mikey) of Louisa, Alisa Figgins, Brooke Figgins, Kaleigh Figgins of Gordonsville, Samantha Brown of North Garden, Meredith Brown of Troy; Katherine Fritz, Sarah Fritz, Ryan Fritz, and Maria Fritz of Kansas City, MO.

Bill worked at Liberty Fabrics for over 38 years until it closed in December of 2001. Everyone who knew him called him “Figgy.” He came by the nickname after he used the handle “Fig Newton” during his CB days. He later attended CATEC where he completed his apprenticeship in building maintenance. He then went to work at the Lowe’s in Charlottesville until he retired in 2006.

He retired but he never stopped working. He used his knowledge and experience to remodel his home, completing project after project and keeping his kids busy with him. “Grandaddy Figgy” loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Bill and Ann loved to travel and were always on the road to somewhere. He always had a good story to tell and there is no end to the countless “Figgy” stories.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Emergency Department and ICU of Martha Jefferson Hospital for their care and compassion. If not for them, he would not have lived long enough for his wife, daughter, and son to see him and say their goodbyes.

The burial will be private due to recent events. Once government restrictions have been relieved, we will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Everyone with a good “Figgy” story is invited to attend.

Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 27 2020 03:28PM

Edward Truman Jenkins, 51, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 6, 1968 to the late Harry Truman Jenkins and Mary Ann Oddenino.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Louise Deavers Jenkins; a daughter, Summer Jenkins; mother-in-law, Janet Novack and husband Steve; brothers-in-law, Trevor Novack and Cory Deavers; cousin, Randall Wolfrey and wife Amanda and their children, Sam, Sylvia, Spenser, and Jase;

A graveside service will be private.

Contributions may be made to Preddy Funeral Home, 59 Edgewood School Lane, Madison, Va. 22727.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 24 2020 05:56PM

Shirley Virginia Bradley of Gordonsville died Sunday March 22, 2020 at Dogwood Village. Born December 15, 1951 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Lee Fitzhugh and Frances Elizabeth Preddy Fitzhugh.

Mrs. Bradley is survived by her daughter, Wendy Anne Bradley of Orange, two sons, Jason Allen Bradley and wife Jen of Orange, Michael Scott Bradley of Hawaii, two sisters, Carolyn Lee Tucker of Gordonsville, Gayle Rabe of Charlottesville, three grandchildren, Jessica Corbin, Torie Bradley, Lindsay Bradley and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 23 2020 05:36PM

Thomas Lee Backe of Culpeper passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 in Culpeper, Va. Born on October 29, 1950, in Haywood, VA, he was the son of the late Odell Backe and Gladys May Keyser Backe Lindsey.

He is preceded in death by his brother, James (Peanut) Backe of Culpeper and infant son Douglas Joseph Odell Backe of Massachusetts.

He is survived by his daughter Vicky Lynn Perkinson and her husband Harvey of Goochland, VA, one grandson, Trey Perkinson of Virginia Beach, VA, and granddaughter Sidney Perkinson of Goochland, VA, two brothers, Teddy (Boot) Backe and wife Kay of Madison, VA, Stephen (Pete) Backe and wife Brenda of Louisa, VA, three sisters, Joan Smith and husband Frank of Culpeper, VA, Patricia Rathvon and husband Daniel (Taz) of Orange, VA, and Tammy Montts of Brunswick, GA.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 23 2020 05:32PM

Charles Dempsey Morris, 71, of Stanardsville, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

Charles was born on June 24, 1948, to the late Robert Lee and Fannie Virginia Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lena Morris, Arlene Shifflett, and Jurene Morris. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Morris, his children, Michael Morris and wife Amy Peltier, Matthew Morris, and Donna Taylor, his grandchildren, Megan Morris, Kayla Morris, Sarah Morris, Maisie Dorn, and Jennifer Taylor, and his great-grandchildren, Cameron Bright and Trevor Bright. He is also survived by his siblings, Ruby Martin, Doris Shifflett and husband David, Hazel Shifflett, Shirley Flora, Lois Raines and husband Jack, Greg Morris and companion Barbara Conley, Kenneth Morris, Harrison Frank Morris and wife Donna, Dilmer Ray Morris and wife Sylvia, Elvin Morris and wife Helen; brother-in-law, Shirley Breeden and wife Gloria (Jean).

Charles was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Sue Grove for 18 years and Ace Contracting until his retirement.

A private, graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Josh Shifflett on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville, Virginia. A memorial service celebrating Charles’ life will be held at a future date.

The family would like to thank Dr. Holmes and his nurse Terry for compassionate care throughout the years, as well as the doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center who cared for him at the end of his life.

By preddyfuner36002353, Mar 18 2020 08:29PM

Jessie Lee Lam died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday March 17, 2020.

Jessie was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fernhill, VA on October 17, 1925. As a young boy he and his family were relocated from the Blue Ridge to Barboursville, Albemarle County when the National Park came to be. He served in WWII as an Army Rifleman, Combat Infantryman fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and was a POW, captured for 3 months, earning several medals and ribbons before his Honorable Discharge in 1945. Retired as a longtime Sawmill owner, business partnership with his son.

He was the son of the late Elmer and Mamie Lam. He is also preceded in death by his loving, devoted wife, Maggie Elizabeth Rogers Lam, married for 62 years, brothers; Junior, Edgar, Shirley, Wilmer, Carl and sister Ruby Scare.

He is survived by his son Bradley Lam, wife Scheryl, three daughters: Gale Shifflett, Loretta Hall and Peggy Via, husband Danny, one sister Virginia Morris. Also survived by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. a host of nephews and nieces.

Jessie was a member of Knight Chapel Church of the Brethren in Barboursville. Services will be private.