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By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 14 2019 08:48PM

Jessica Ashley Gordon, 34, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

She is survived by her father, William Brownlee Curd; her mother, Joan Irene Gordon Dudding; and a daughter, Raven Irene Settle.

A remembrance of Jessica’s life will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 13 2019 07:32PM

Reva Blankenbaker Arrington, 94, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Culpeper Health and Rehab Center.

She was born on June 23, 1925 in Madison County to the late Ernest and Maude Blankenbaker of Aylor, Va. Reva was also preceded in death by her former husband, James Phillip Arrington; brothers, Rodman Blankenbaker and Lawrence Blankenbaker; and her sister, Elizabeth Blankenbaker, all of Madison County.

Reva leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Thelma Slaughter and husband, Minister Charles Slaughter of Madison; a grandson son, Charles Slaughter, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Alice Tinsley and Hilda Garnett of Aroda; sister-in-law, Ester Blankenbaker of Colonial Beach; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Reva was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church of Madison County. She served as a faithful usher. She loved her church family; her Pastor, Walter Bryant and wife Gloria, and looked forward to being in church every Sunday. She was always ready to serve in whatever capacity she could.

Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Madison County, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm conducted by Pastor Walter E. Bryant. The family receive friends one hour before the service. Interment will follow in the family section of the church cemetery.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 13 2019 01:53PM

Virginia Bliss Trester Mason was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 18, 1931 to Virginia Allen Bliss and William Stanley Bliss. She died on August 11, 2019. She grew up in Aurora, OH and attended Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights, OH and Smith College in Northampton, MA. She was graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Education and minored in Spanish at the top of her class. Her husband, Leonard Steele Trester predeceased her in 1967. Her husband, Harry C. Mason predeceased her in March 1997. She was a founding member of the Woman’s Club of Madison and served as president from 1962-1964. She was a member of the Dolley Madison Garden Club and served as president in 1979. She served as volunteer at the Love Outreach Food Pantry and the Clothes Closet in Orange for years and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange, serving on the vestry and as a docent. She held her private pilot’s license and was a member of the Flying Farmers of America, serving as Virginia’s queen in the mid 1960’s. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed yoga, refinishing furniture, sewing and knitting. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Chuck Mason and his wife Ann of Orange, Gayle Trester Fitzhugh and her husband Curtis of Orange, Billy Mason and his wife Tanya of Richmond, Leonard Trester and his wife Julie of Bluffton, SC, Holly Trester Carper and her husband Thomas of Waynesboro, and Merry Trester Shifflett and her husband Ross of Pratts, her 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Her son, James C. Mason predeceased her in 1990. She is also survived by her brothers Bill Bliss and his wife Lynn of Hollywood, FL, Pres Bliss and his wife Marge of Ft. Myers, FL and Bob Bliss and his wife Judy of Harwich, MA.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M. at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Orange with the Rev. Dr. Linda Hutton officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Orange Love Outreach Food Pantry, 252 Blue Ridge Dr., Orange, Va. 22960 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, Aug 12 2019 08:54PM

Ervin Wayne Morris, 70, of Stanardsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born May 6, 1949, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the son of the late Otis Lee Morris and Gertrude Roach Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister and one grandson, Cameron Morris.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Katherine “Ann” Morris; children, Chad Morris and wife Kim, Steven Todd Morris, Jessica Morris, and Shawn Morris; siblings, Julius Morris and wife, Tina of Ruckersville, Betty Morris Marsh and husband, Wilmer of Stanardsville, Dolly Morris Janezic and husband, John of Keswick, Doris Morris Lamb and husband, Richard of Charlottesville. He had 10 grandchildren, Tristan Ferrell and Ethan Morris; Carter, Tanner, Leah, and Chase Morris; Kenton, Conner, Lauren and Emily Morris; two great grandsons, Paxton and Archer Morris; and many nieces, nephews, and dear family and friends. Wayne always said he, “came from a long line of love”, and dearly loved his grandmother Lillie Bell Roach.

Wayne was a devoted member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, serving the Lord for over 34 years. He was a dedicated husband, father, and Papa. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, sharing of personal stories, passion for classic automobiles, and the love he shared with all of his friends and family including his dear cousin Larry Snow and wife Rae. He was employed by the City of Charlottesville Traffic Operations in the Public Works Department, serving Charlottesville businesses and residents for 40 years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, with interment to follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Pastor Roger Morris will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 12 2019 01:39PM

Nellie Blanch Hoffman 57 of Madison passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 in the University of Virginia Hospital. She was born September 29, 1962 in Charlottesville to the late Haywood and Gertie Morris Williams.

She was a member of Bethsaida United Methodist Church in Brightwood and employed with the University of Virginia Facilities Management.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory Allen Hoffman; daughter, Crystal L. Hoffman; son Joseph Lee Hoffman all of Madison; five brothers, Tommy Morris, David Williams and wife Faye, Dale Williams and wife Faye, Ronnie Williams and wife Debbie and Woody Williams and wife Donna all of Stanardsville; and two grandchildren Gaige and Lee Hoffman of Madison.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 16, 2019 at Bethsaida United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 12 2019 01:36PM

Virginia Jenkins Dodson, 96, of Orange, Va. passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Aroda, Va. She was born on February 10, 1923 to the late Walter Jenkins and Gertie Leake Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis T. Dodson; three brothers, Bernard L. Jenkins, Junior R. Jenkins, and Earl C. Jenkins; and two sisters, Julia J. Leake and Nellie Marie Jenkins.

Virginia and her husband enjoyed traveling through Central Virginia. They were in many bowling leagues and square-dancing organizations. She worked for many years at American Silk Mill in Orange, Va.

She is survived by her sister, Helen J. Cave and husband Russell of Boston, Va.; a loving niece, Linda D. Cave, who cared for her over the last eight years; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Etlan Cemetery with Pastor Jeffrey Kanagy officiating.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Mountain View Nursing Home for their outstanding care given to Virginia. She always felt like she was at home with a loving, caring, and devoted staff. They treated her with the upmost respect. Thank you for all your gracious care and God bless each and every one of your staff.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 7 2019 01:52PM

Marie Elizabeth Shifflett, 66, of Ruckersville, Va., passed away on August 6, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 18, 1952 to the late Walter Jesse Nimmo and Mary Elizabeth Naylor Nimmo. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Lee Shifflett.

She is survived by her son, Wesley L. Shifflett and wife Rebecca; step-daughter, Pamela Shifflett; sister, Linda Hughes and husband Wilford; brother, Walter Jesse Nimmo, Jr. and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Jesse James Shifflett, Thurston B. Shifflett, Hadden M. Shifflett, Leighann F. Shifflett, Devin N. Morris; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Free Union with the Pastor Van Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 6 2019 05:26PM

On Monday, August the 5, 2019, Thomas David Flory of Madison, Virginia passed from this life to be with the Lord.

Tom was born in February 18, 1943, in New Britain, Connecticut. He was 6 years old when his family moved to Annapolis, Maryland. He began playing golf at age 10, an illustrious talent that would take him to the Naval Academy, introduce him to his wife Priscilla and lead him around the world spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At age 11, after winning the President’s Cup at his local club, playing among a field of men, he exclaimed, “That day was the most exciting day of my 11-year old life...I knew then that I wanted to compete and golf was it! After that I was on the way.”

The name Thomas means, “one of equality.” One of Tom’s most endearing qualities was the way he treated everyone equally. He was most proud of his family and loved drawing others into “the family circle.”

He is preceded in death by his father Marion L. Flory and his mother, Patricia C. Duffy. He is survived by beloved wife of fifty-four years, Priscilla Ripperger Flory; his children David and wife Martha Flory, Emily Ellingwood and husband Tom and Ashley Bodkins and husband Gregory; his six grandchildren Lexy, Megan, Isabella, Lucas, Ava Grace, Mica Rose; his brother John Jacob Flory and wife Patricia; and sister-in-law, Harriett Clark.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Renback Barn, 8668 South Blue Ridge Turnpike, Rochelle, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at the National Cemetery in Culpeper, Virginia on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 12:00 noon.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 6 2019 04:20PM

Beryl Wilcox Tutor, 85 of Gordonsville, died Tuesday August 6, 2019 at Countryside Assisted Living in Pratts, Born February 25, 2019 in England, she was the daughter of the late Welford and Elizabeth Wilcox. She was the wife of the late William “Bill” Tutor.

Mrs. Tutor is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Sweeney of Gordonsville, two sons, Gary Edward Wilcox of London England, Richard Tutor and wife Teresa of Alabama, two brothers, Clifford Wilcox, David Wilcox, one sister Jean Norman all of England, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 9, 2019 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral with Pastor Steve Swartz officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening August 8, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville.

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 6 2019 04:17PM

Buddy Allen Bibb, born May 9, 1952 entered his eternal life with Jesus on August 4, 2019. A man of few words, he loved his family and would show up for them no matter how bad he felt. He was a selfless man with a heart of gold. He will be truly missed by those left behind.

Preceding him in death were his daughter, Tammy Lynn Hall, sister, Joan Micklem, parents, Henry, Sr. and Ellen Bibb, brothers, Henry, Jr. and David Bibb.

Left to cherish is memory are his daughter, Courtney Bibb of Palmyra, grandchildren, Zoie Deane, Chandler and Caley Hall, sister, Peggy Yancey (Harold), brother, David Micklem and the mother of his children, Linda Bibb.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 9, 2019 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa with Rev. William Templeton officiating.