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By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 21 2019 08:16PM

Larry Wayne Smoot, of Ruckersville, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, after a wonderful day on a getaway weekend with his loving wife in Gettysburg, PA. He was born February 24,1957 to the late David Owen Smoot and Gladys Roberta Smoot. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Smoot and sisters, Linda Buraker and Brenda Gosling.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Jackson Smoot; daughters, Kelsey Gold Smoot and Hailey Owen Smoot; brothers Stevie Smoot and John Randy Caylor; sisters Doris Batiste and Tina Caylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry grew up in Culpeper County, VA alongside his seven siblings. He was born with a passion for learning and creativity. These gifts allowed him to achieve his degree in electronics technology, graduating summa cum laude. He thoroughly enjoyed his electronics technician career. He was an incredibly hard worker in all aspects of his life. In his spare time he loved being outdoors, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and University of Virginia Cavaliers, was an avid history enthusiast, and cherished, with his wife, training and companionship of three beautiful Irish Setter dogs, Shannon, Flynn and Clancy. Above all else he was a champion father and husband.

A memorial service will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison, VA, conducted by Rev. J Walter Canter. The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. A reception will follow at a to be announced location.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Greene County Animal Shelter of Virginia, PO Box 358 Stanardsville VA. 22973 or the American Heart Association.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 21 2019 07:34PM

James P. Kite (Jim) was born on July 12, 1931 and died on October 20, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents James P. Kite, Sr. and Elizabeth Early Kite. He was also preceded in death by older brother W.L. Kite and W.L.’s wife Ramona.

Jim’s love of baseball led Fork Union Military Academy to the State Military Championship in 1950 with 111 season strikeouts and posted a batting average of .371 in 1951. He was later inducted into the Fork Union Sports Hall of Fame. He then played for the Army baseball team. He continued his career pitching for the New York Yankees Farm System. He later returned to the area and managed the Shenandoah Indians. He was the founder and successful business owner of Kite’s Hams. He was a founding member of Greene Hills Country Club. During his golf career, he was the 1987 US Senior Amateur Championship runner-up, the VSGA Golfer of the Year in 1994, and the six-time State Senior Four-Ball Champion.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Shirley T. Kite; daughter Temple K. Coates and husband Ken, daughter Ann M. Kite and husband Jared (Anand), and foster daughter Dinah L. Williamson (Doo-Dah);six grandchildren, Jim Coates, Logan Coates, Sam Hanrahan, Rachael Hanrahan, Michael Hanrahan, and Tylee Coates; and a sister Amelia Maddox of Little Rock Arkansas.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Rose Park United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dan Albrant. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Greene Hill Country Club, 3858 Dundee Road, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Madison Youth Sports, P. O. Box 435, Madison, Va. 22727.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 17 2019 01:39PM

Mary Gipson Harlow, 93, of Spicers Mill Road, Orange died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born July 10, 1926 in Madison Run she was the daughter of the late James Robert Gipson and Mabel Hicks Gipson. She was also predeceased by her husband James D. Harlow; two daughters Donna Elaine Chewning, and Judy Carol Moubray; six brothers Frank, Walter, James, Edward, Thomas, and Clifton Gipson; and two sisters Thelma McClendon, and Nellie Hall.

She is survived by five daughters Mary Ellen Thurman of Orange, Ann H. Riordan and husband Bruce of Orange, Brenda Gayle Thacker of Mineral, Janet Faye Talley and special friend Lindsay Noel of Louisa, and Mabel Harlow Twyman and husband Edwin of Madison; son-in-law Warren Chewning of Orange; thirteen grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one sister Janice Lutz of Orange.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery. Rev. Alan Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dogwood Village of Orange, 120 Dogwood Lane, Orange, Va. 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 12 2019 03:41PM

Robert (Bobby) Lee Bell, life-long resident of Orange County, died on October 10th at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Maitland Bell and Bertha Bowman Bell, his brothers Ralph H. and Curtis M. Bell and his sister Catherine Bell Painter. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Marks Bell, and a daughter, Debra Lee Bell. He is survived by his wife, Linda Pendleton Bell, a daughter, Linda (Cookie) Bell Ulanski (Stan), sons Robert L. Bell Jr. (Francine) and Charles H. Bell (Kendel), grandchildren Lee Ulanski, Curtis Bell, and Anais Bell. He was particularly close to his extended family, Stewart and Tina Morris and their children, Benjamin, Dana and Jacob. He remained close to his first wife's brothers and sister, Anna(Tine) , Yager and Tom Marks. He was a member of the greatest generation, having served in WWII as a Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd class. Bobby was a man of small formal education but was creative and innovative with a sharp mind and an incredible sense of humor. He was well read, well informed, and kept up with politics and world events until his last days. He was well liked and was friendly and personable to everyone. His greatest pride and joy was his family. He will be sorely missed. The family will receive friends during a visitation at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 15th at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Graham Cemetery.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 11 2019 06:39PM

Edward Bryant (Jack) Johnson, Jr., 89, of Madison passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Dogwood Village of Orange. He was born on September 24, 1930 to the late Edward Bryant Johnson, Sr. and Bettie Hester Payne Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Anne Blankenbaker Johnson.

He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Johnson Gingras of Madison and Amy Johnson Rich and husband Ashley of Waterford, Va.; son, Gregory Bryant Johnson and wife Lee of Houston, Tx.; and granddaughter, Jorja Anne Rich.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 10 2019 03:54PM

Alice Gray Pugh Lumsden, 93, of Orange died on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born March 22, 1926 in Orange County she was the daughter of the late Joseph Neal Pugh and Mamie Cluff Pugh. She is predeceased by her husband Roy Franklin Lumsden; two brothers Joseph Pugh, and Frederick Pugh; and four sisters Carrie Webb, Jane Brown, Helen Neal, and Peggy Schmick.

She was a member of the Orange Baptist Church where she was a teacher in the nursery for 55 years and a member of the W.M.U. Ruth Kersey Circle; she was also past president of the Young at Heart. She volunteered with many organizations throughout her life.

She is survived by a daughter Joyce Lumsden Bosworth and husband Michael of Orange; two sons Stuart Franklin Lumsden and wife Kris of Johnson City, TN, and Bev Gray Lumsden of Mineral; six grandchildren Thomas Lumsden, Yvonne Dawson, Melissa Via, Ben Sanner, John Bosworth and Anna Bosworth; numerous great grandchildren; one sister Betty Schmick and husband Victor of Sandston; and one sister-in-law Emma Pugh of Orange.

A memorial funeral service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the Orange Baptist Church with interment to be private. Rev Alan Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service in the Pine Room of the Orange Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Baptist Church, P. O. Box 167, Orange, Va. 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 8 2019 02:45PM

Patsy Davis Weakley, 83, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Dogwood Village in Orange, Va. She was born on August 4, 1936 to the late John Roy Davis and Susie Bell Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Junior Weakley, brothers, Jesse, Luther, Roy, and George Davis; sister, Carrie Davis Utz.

She is survived by her son, Michael Ray Weakley and wife Patsy; grandchildren, John Curtis (J.C.) Weakley and Angie Weakley Day; niece, Deloris Dunn.

A private service will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 7 2019 01:08PM

Garfield Robert Shifflett, 74, of Barboursville, entered his eternal rest on October 3. He was predeceased by his father, Alfred Shifflett, his mother Edna Dillon, and a sister Pat Dabney. He is survived by his wife Gale, son Jerry Shifflett (Candy), daughter Lisa Rathsack (Ben), along with grandchildren, RJ Shifflett (Hannah), Christina Pott (Ben), Jessica Hicks (Josh), Hunter Hicks (Kyleigh) and great grandchildren Olivia, Hattie, Lincoln, and Elijah. He is also survived by two sisters Brenda McDaniel of Crozet, and Margaret Rollins of Orange. All services are private.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 4 2019 08:28PM

Delores Ann Woodward, 72, of Orange, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 03, 2019 at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Bluefield, WVA. on February 17, 1947 to the late Thaddeus Howard Harry and Virginia Ruth Thornton Harry. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Ray Harry; and sisters, Katrina Gay Houch and Senia Starleen Hagy.

She is survived by her husband, Winfred Woodward of Orange; daughter, Sarah Woodward-Findley and husband James of Littlestown, Pa.; sons, Anthony (Tony) Floyd Woodward and wife Gina of Olney, Md., James Bryan Woodward and wife Nicole Fischel-Woodward of East Berlin; and William Pierce Woodward; son-in-law, Daniel-Pierce Woodward of Westminster, Md.; sister, Sharon Harry; eight grand and step-grandchildren, Jessica Dickerson, Mark Nicholson, Jr. Caitlyn Findley, Michael Woodward, Daniel Woodward, Peter Woodward, Shelby Rickey, and Caleb Woodward; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and in-laws that will miss her very much!

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison with interment in Etlan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the funeral home in Madison.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 3 2019 02:34PM

Nancy Corlyn Turner, 73, of Orange, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 10, 1945 in Albemarle County. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday October 6, 2019 at the Madison Memorial Gardens, with Don Hughes officiating.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.