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By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 13 2019 02:51PM

Barbara Sue Shaw, 67, of Gordonsville, Virginia, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 9, 2019. She leaves behind many family, friends, and animals that she loved dearly.

Barbara was born on February 2, 1952 in Princeton, New Jersey, but spent most of her life in Gordonsville, Virginia. She grew up on Inglewood Farm, attended Louisa County Schools, and graduated from the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. While raising her 3 children, she was actively involved in the community and dedicated to providing them the most opportunities possible. She was a gifted gardener and loved to spend time outside tending to her plants. She could tell you the name of most any plant. Barbara enjoyed going to church, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering with Vacation Bible School.

Family was incredibly important to her. She loved hosting holidays and having picnics on her porch. You could often find her starting a game of cards with her grandkids. Barbara insisted on continuing to work at Trader Joes through retirement and they naturally became her second family. As many know, Barbara had a love for all animals and in later years built her schedule around taking care of her goats and bunnies. Barbara was a kind soul with a tenacious spirit that touched so many lives during her time on earth. She will be deeply missed, but her strong faith gives us peace knowing she is with the Lord.

Barbara is survived by her children, Karen Johnson, Robin O’Sullivan, and Matthew Baugh, her mother, Greta Shaw; her siblings, Wanda Frederick, Lorrie Pollard, David Shaw. Also a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Her service is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th at 11 am at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna, 2772 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA. A reception will be held immediately following at Inglewood Farm. The burial is planned for a later date for family and close friends.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 11 2019 06:32PM

Roger Lee Blakey, 72, of Charlottesville passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 27, 1947 to the late Gatewood Benjamin Blakey and Clara Frye Blakey. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Samuel Blakey and Benjamin Blakey; sisters, Dolly Pearl Frye and Geraldine Hill.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Ann Blakey of Charlottesville; a brother, Bobby Blakey of Madison; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Jones of Wolftown and Fanny Lucy Carpenter and husband Charles of Madison; four grandchildren, Marquita N. Noakes and husband Charles of Las Vegas, Nv.; Lakika Blakey, Jarrad Blakey, and Tyejah Hawkins all of Charlottesville; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison with Rev. Frank Lewis officiating. Interment will be in the Gordon-Beasley Cemetery. The family will have a visitation time from 12:00 to 1:00 pm before the service.



By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 10 2019 02:29PM

Barbara Brown Creel, loving wife, mother, and kind friend to many left her earthly home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to be with the saints, the angels and her heavenly Father. Barbara was born in Charlottesville, Va. and was a life-long resident of Orange, Va. She was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Julia D. Brown of Orange, Va.

Barbara graduated from Orange Co. High School in 1970. In her senior year of high school she began training as a dental assistant with Dr. W. A. McClellan. She continued to be in dentistry for almost 21 years with Dr. McClellan and later with Dr. Robert Bodendorf. She worked for Ricketts Medisave for 7 years until the its operations moved to Richmond. She eventually retired after working for M.P.S. Returns Center for almost 17 years.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Creel of Orange; a son, J. Darrell Creel of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.; a sister, Carolyn B. Peregoy and husband Douglas of Orange; a brother, James H. Brown and wife Karen of Northport, Fl.; and several nieces and nephews in different locations of the country.

A memorial funeral service will be held at the Blue Run Baptist Church in Somerset, Va. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with a private interment at Graham Cemetery in Orange. In lieu of flowers, please give to any of our county’s first responders.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Leigh Cantrell and staff at U. Va. Cancer Center, The Staff of New Century Hospice, Dr. Ali Mahjoub and staff of Culpeper Medical Center, and friends and church family throughout our community who have been so kind and thoughtful in so many ways. God bless you all.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.


By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 10 2019 02:29PM

Barbara Brown Creel, loving wife, mother, and kind friend to many left her earthly home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to be with the saints, the angels and her heavenly Father. Barbara was born in Charlottesville, Va. and was a life-long resident of Orange, Va. She was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Julia D. Brown of Orange, Va.

Barbara graduated from Orange Co. High School in 1970. In her senior year of high school she began training as a dental assistant with Dr. W. A. McClellan. She continued to be in dentistry for almost 21 years with Dr. McClellan and later with Dr. Robert Bodendorf. She worked for Ricketts Medisave for 7 years until the its operations moved to Richmond. She eventually retired after working for M.P.S. Returns Center for almost 17 years.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Creel of Orange; a son, J. Darrell Creel of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.; a sister, Carolyn B. Peregoy and husband Douglas of Orange; a brother, James H. Brown and wife Karen of Northport, Fl.; and several nieces and nephews in different locations of the country.

A memorial funeral service will be held at the Blue Run Baptist Church in Somerset, Va. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with a private interment at Graham Cemetery in Orange. In lieu of flowers, please give to any of our county’s first responders.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Leigh Cantrell and staff at U. Va. Cancer Center, The Staff of New Century Hospice, Dr. Ali Mahjoub and staff of Culpeper Medical Center, and friends and church family throughout our community who have been so kind and thoughtful in so many ways. God bless you all.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.


By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 10 2019 12:52PM

Faye Katherine Moses Shifflett 85 of Earlysville passed June 7, 2019 in the Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born September 16, 1933 to the late Marion Moses and Hazel Walters Moses.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Shifflett and her husband Archie of Stanardsville, Joyce Holloway and her husband John of Earlysville; a brother, Bernard Moses; four grandchildren, Roy Morris, Yvonne Welborn, Ricky Morris and Shannon Morris; one great-grandson, Jared Holloway; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In additional to her parents, Mrs. Shifflett is also preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Morris, two grandsons, Paul Morris and Brian McFarland; two brothers, William Moses and Ronald Moses; and one sister, Joan Houston.

In additional to her family Mrs. Shifflett loved animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Albemarle County SPCA or Best Friends Animal Shelter.



By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 7 2019 06:35PM

Loyd Lincoln Epperly, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home, where he was living with two of his daughters, Virginia J. Epperly and Nancy J. Epperly, and two grandsons, Thomas A. Gardner, II and Timothy M. Gardner of Richmond, VA.

He was born on February 12, 1932, in Webb, OK, to the late Guy M. and Lela (DeMoss) Epperly.

Loyd’s wife, Joyce Mather Epperly, preceded him in death on March 5, 2017; they celebrated 56 years of marriage together. Loyd is survived by three daughters, Cora D. Chlebnikow of Brightwood, Nancy J. Epperly of Richmond, and Virginia J. Epperly of Richmond; one son, Wesley L. Epperly of Somerset; five grandchildren, Katelyn E. DeJarnette of Charlottesville, Kelsey E. DeJarnette of Brightwood, Elliott W. DeJarnette of Brightwood, Thomas A. Gardner, II of Richmond, and Timothy M. Gardner of Richmond; two brothers Guy E. Epperly of Farmington, MN, and Edward L. Epperly and wife Ann of Trona, CA; and sister-in-law Sandra Epperly of Worcester, MA. Loyd’s brother Robert M. Epperly and his sister Virginia M. Griffin preceded him in death. Loyd is also survived by 31 nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of James River Hospice in Richmond. Their loving care of Loyd and our family will be forever appreciated.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison with service at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Daniel H. Albrant will officiate. Interment will be held in Madison Memorial Garden Cemetery in Pratts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Literacy Council of Madison County, Inc., 10 N. Main Street, Suite A, Madison, VA, P.O. Box 575, Madison, VA 22727 in his memory.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 7 2019 04:09PM

Elizabeth “Virgie” Smith was born on November 20, 1936 to the late Chauncey Dovell Davis and Rosa Jane Davis. Virgie died on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at her home in Barboursville, VA where she was surrounded by her family.

She was educated at George Washington Carver High School. She joined Bethany Baptist Church at an early age and was an active and faithful member until the time of her death. She also served as a deaconess for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris Smith, her oldest daughter Odessa Rosa Smith, Brother Chauncey “Pete” Davis, and Sister Beauford Hawkins. She leaves to cherish her memory 2 daughters: Miranda Smith of Barboursville, VA; Ozella Smith and long time companion Marvin Chambers of Charlottesville, VA; 3 sons: Ira Smith and wife Stacey of Madison, VA; O’Donahue “Donnie” Smith and wife Angie of Barboursville, VA; and Mark Smith and wife Tawuan of Barboursville, VA. Twelve grandchildren that she loved dearly: Quinton and wife Justlan, Juwuhn, Jerrod and wife Lora, Ira Jr., Jasmine, Alexis, Markiana, Isiah, Tre’von, Jessica, Mackenzie, Jadira, and one great grandson Quinton Jr. She also leaves to cherish her memory, a sister Katherine Ann Carey, honorary son Perry Quarles, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at Bethany Baptist Church in Ruckersville with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Stanley Holmes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is handling arrangements.



By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 4 2019 09:01PM

Jatha Rogers Jenkins, 78 of Bumpass, died Sunday June 2, 2019 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born April 9, 1941 in Roanoke Rapids, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Rogers and Lola Fields Rogers. Jatha had the voice of an angel and a artsy side to match. She never met a stranger, and her love for her family showed in everything she did. All of this never surpassed her love for the Lord.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Jenkins, Jr., three daughters, Sherda Lilly and husband Rusty, Lola Pesca and husband Christopher, Candie Whitney and husband Jeff, one son, Cliff McLeod and wife Katrina, a brother, Danny Rogers and wife Ann, grandchildren, Amber, Garrett, Danyel, April, Ashley, Lauren, Emily, Annie, Kaleb, Cameron, Thomas, Payton and she was blessed with many great and great great-grandchildren and her beloved baby dog, Sheeba Cheyenne Jenkins.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Deaver and a grandson, Trenton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday June 6, 2019 at Glenora Baptist Church in Mineral with interment to follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Pastor Eric Rorrer will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is handling arrangements

By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 4 2019 08:10PM

Long time resident of Orange, beloved husband, father, grandfather, attorney and public servant Henry Lee Carter died with dignity at his home on Friday, May 31st. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Judith P. Carter.


Henry was born in Washington, DC on September 27, 1935. He attended Episcopal High School, the University of Virginia, and Washington & Lee School of Law. Henry practiced law in Virginia for over 56 years. He was satisfied that he maintained his practice in Orange from 1974 until the day of his death (literally). Henry was a longtime member of the Orange County Bar Association and served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for nine years. He was also a devoted member of Lawyers Helping Lawyers where he mentored many young attorneys.


Henry married Judy in 1985 and immediately began the process of combining their five children into one big, chaotic, and happy family. The fact that they were able to forge us all into a functional unit is a testament to the strength of their marriage. One might think that a tradition of taking your five adult children, their spouses, and nine grandchildren on annual summer vacations would be a recipe for disaster, but we had a ball and remember those times fondly.


A dedicated servant to his community, the following are several accomplishments of which Henry was particularly proud. He served on the Virginia Board of Psychology from 1986-1995 and as chairman for 3 years, a vestryman of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and a member of the brotherhood of St. Andrew. Henry was especially proud to have served on the Orange Town Council for 18 years and as mayor from 2006-2010. Finally, Henry was an active and dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 37 years.


A life long democrat, Henry was active in local, state, and national politics. He served as the chairman of the Orange County Democratic Committee from 1974-1997 and was the Democratic Nominee for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1987.


Henry is survived by his sister Bay Carter Herrmann and husband John Herrmann; daughter Caroline Carter-McClure and husband J.B McClure, III; son Jack Rickett and wife Chasity Rickett; son Jeff Rickett; son Sullivan Carter and wife Laura Carter; daughter Jaime Hogsten and husband Damon Hogsten; nine grandchildren Cameron, Carter, Rylee, Nathaniel, Alden, Lillianne, Tilghman, Kylie and Howie, all who knew and loved him as “D-daddy”; and not to forget his beloved cats Abigail and Simone.

A memorial service will be held on June 10th at 5:00 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange, VA with the Rev. Dr. Linda V. Hutton officiating. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Orange County Education Foundation’s Carter Scholarship,200 Dailey Drive, Orange, Va. 22960.


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


By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 3 2019 06:25PM

David Harold Morris, 60, of Rochelle, Va., passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1959 to Earnest Shifflett and Mamie Shifflett Morris. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Donnie Morris, Johnny Morris, Earl Morris, Jimmy Morris and Wilma Morris; and one sister, Betty Morris.

He was the owner of Start to Finish Tree Landscaping, LLC. Hunting was his favorite hobby and he loved going to his grandchildren’s sports events.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Morris; two daughters, Jennifer A. Aylor and fiance’, Donald Lamm and Tracy L. Roberts and husband Damien; one son, David Harold Morris, Jr. and fiancee’ Fallon Morris; one brother, Junior Morris; ten grandchildren, Jordan Morris, Ema’leigh Landrum, Faith Morris, Mackenzie Aylor, Ethan Landrum, Wyatt Morris, Jadyn Lamm, Brylee Roberts, Addyson Lamm, and Ava Morris; sister-in-law, Pat Morris; special niece, Amy Morris; special nephews, Travis Morris and Jay Morris; special friends, Kelvin and Beth Shifflett and Mike Shifflett. Chase Morris and Crunch Morris, his four-legged adopted sons.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison.



 

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