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By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 17 2019 03:01PM

Ellen Jeanette Gallimore, 91 of Ruckersville died on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at her residence. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 16 2019 08:23PM

Ethel Rae Tusing, 77 of Orange, passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at the Heritage Inn of Charlottesville. She was a resident there for just over 2 years. Ethel was born on November 8, 1941 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Hamilton Rollins and the late Ruth Breeden Rollins. She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Mary Rollins, Helen R. Utz and brothers: James “Jimmy” Rollins, Thomas “Tommy” Rollins and William “Billy” Rollins. Ethel was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Orange, a past member of the Orange County Moose Lodge and was also involved in I.O.J.D. International Order of Jobes Daughters where she served many years. She took great joy in helping young girls/young women to evolve into becoming a Jobes Daughter.

Her favorite past times included being a housewife, full time mother to her children, vacationing at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland where she loved spending time with her cousin and best friend Barbara Thomas of Sterling, Virginia. Every 4th of July, Barbara’s ‘beach house’ was the place to be! While at the beach she enjoyed being with all of her family, eating Blue Crab, being on the beach and especially watching the fireworks on July 4th. She also enjoyed going to dances at the Moose Lodge on Saturday nights, when she could go.

Ethel is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry G. Tusing of Orange, daughters, Teresa T. Carroll and husband Mike of Orange, Susan T. Rickard and husband Preston of Orange, son Gerald G. Tusing and wife Teresa of Gordonsville and also her 6 beloved grandchildren: Miranda Henry, Lauren Tusing, Dustin Tusing, Brandon Carroll, Christopher Carroll and Brittney Rickard. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jonathan Evans for his much-appreciated support during this trying time. A visitation will be held on Thursday January 24, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville. Funeral Services will be held Friday January 25, 2019 at 11am. Interment will be at Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville at 1:00pm following the service at the funeral home. Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is in charge of arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 16 2019 04:20PM

Jimmy Kennedy, 90 of Culpeper, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Culpeper. He was born on October 12, 1928 to the late John Kennedy and Louisa Bailey Kennedy. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Jimmy loved to serve the Lord and also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lee Kennedy; daughters, Cathy E. Provost of Morehead, N.C., Pamela A. Bennett and husband Glenn of Deltona, Fl., Brenda Sue Crocker of DeBerry, Fl., ; sons, Patrick J. Kennedy and wife Debbie of Apopka, Fl., Michael G. Kennedy of Stuart, Fl.; step-daughters, Wendy Hughes and husband Bob of Middleburg, Fl., Sylvia Beeler and husband Bruce of Culpeper, Rose Foushee and husband Steve of Culpeper, Barbara Ann Thorpe of Waynesboro; step-sons, Eugene David Thorpe and wife Janet of Lignum, John Thomas Thorpe, Jr. and wife Marribeth of Spotsylvania; brother, Archibald Kennedy of Iaeger, WV; nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon Friday, January 18, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, conducted by Pastors Bruce Fincham and Bruce Beeler. The interment will be held in The Culpeper National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends two hours before the service, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 19343 Carpenters Branch Rd., Brandy Station, VA 22714.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 15 2019 04:12PM

Mary Louise Berry Shifflett, 78 of Hood, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Grace Health and Rehab. She was born on August 18, 1940 in Madison County to the late Ira Elton Berry and Virginia McDaniel Berry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Ross Shifflett, Sr.; son, Ronnie L. Shifflett; half-sister, Lucille Long; and half-brother, Charles “Buzz” Weaver.

She is survived by her son, H. Ross Shifflett, Jr. and wife Merry of Pratts.; brother, Alfred W. “Sonny” Berry of Madison, two sisters, Ruby Good of Stanley and Joyce Ann Wright of Shenandoah, Va.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Shifflett, Daniel P. Shifflett, and Melinda K. Lucas; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Fairview Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Shifflett officiating.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, c/o Advancement Department, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.

A special thanks to the staff at Grace Health and Rehab. for the care given and to W. H. and Catherine Shifflett for their support and care.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 14 2019 08:13PM

Edward Hilton “Tucker” Altman 83, of Orange passed away on Saturday January 12, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1935 in Spotsylvania Va., and was preceded in death by his parents, Mongo Dick and Allene Estelle Swift Altman, brothers, Merritt, Harold, Cecil Altman, sisters, Phyllis and Alice Faye Altman. Mr. Altman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a life member of the Orange Kiwanis, and the owner of Altman Tire Company.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Simmons Altman, of Orange, two sons, Michael and Robert Altman, both of Orange, six brothers, Carroll “Ted” Altman of Orange, Alfred “Zip” Altman and wife Shirley, of Spotsylvania, Roy Altman and wife Virginia, of Spotsylvania, Randolph “Ranny” Altman and wife Debbie, of Fredericksburg, Phillip Ward Altman and wife Joann, of Spotsylvania, Walter “Reese” Altman and wife Patricia, of Louisa, two sisters, Doris Kube, of Ga., and Kay Gentry and husband Walter, of Spotsylvania, and many nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019 from the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange, with Rev. Josh Munnikhuysen officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church 143 West Main Street, Orange Va. 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 14 2019 07:03PM

Janie Pugh Matthews 95, of Orange passed away on Sunday January 13, 2019 at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville. She was born on June 4, 1923 in Orange County and was the daughter of the late James Sidney and Mattie Eleanor Matthews Pugh, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Leo Matthews. She worked many years at the Orange County Review, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a volunteer at the Orange County Visitor Center.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Austin Matthews, of Washington DC., Alan Matthews and wife Susan, of Chester Va., James Gormley, and wife Kathleen Drennan, of Arlington Va., four grandchildren, Justin Gormley and wife Ashley, of Arlington, Colin Gormley, of Spokane Washington, Russell Matthews, and wife Christine, of East Rutherford New Jersey, Chad Matthews, and wife Megan, of Mechanicsville Va., and two great-grandchildren, Grayson Lee Matthews, and Poppy Jane Gormley.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday January 17, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Josh Munnikhuysen officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, with a luncheon to follow, at the church.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church 143 West Main Street, Orange, Va. 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 13 2019 07:09PM

William “Bill/Butch” Edward Monthaven, 76 of Stanardsville, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Charlottesville. He was born on June 20, 1942 in Delphos, Oh. to the late William Watson and Ruby Ruth Powell Monthaven.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Monthaven; sons, Matthew Stephen and Jacob Thomas; sister, Janis Rutkowski; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; step-daughter, Rebecca Beardsely; step-son, William Sean Burchett. Bill had many friends throughout the United States. He was a proud veteran of the USAF and retired Air Traffic Controller. Bill wished a special thank you to friends, Wayne and Barbara Ballard and in-laws, Francis and Kate Vineyard “for always being there”.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church of Stanardsville, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Madison-Greene Humane Society, P. O. Box 95, Ruckersville, Va. 22968.



By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 10 2019 09:23PM

Patricia Mae Richards Halsey Winters, 81, of Orange died on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville. Born November 26, 1937, in Orange County she was the daughter of the late Huey McKinley Richards, and Lillian Lam Richards. She is also predeceased by her husband William Bryce Winters; and a brother Huey “Toby” Franklin Richards.

She is survived by her first husband Glassell Morton Halsey II and wife Doris, four daughters Terese Halsey Tice and husband Russ of Germany, Jeanne Halsey Nixon and husband Steve of Culpeper, Julia Halsey Foard-Lynch and husband Jack of Warrenton, and Faith Winters Gil and husband Walter of Culpeper; one son Fontaine Morton Halsey and wife Robyn of Orange; one sister Barbara Jean Richards Grasty of Orange; numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 16, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery, Orange. Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church of Culpeper will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family. In case of inclement weather please call the Preddy Funeral Home for updates 540-673-3611.


By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 10 2019 04:09PM

Bascom Beverly Gooch, 78, of Madison passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 with his wife by his side. Born on April 18, 1940 in Charlottesville, Va. he was the son of the late Bascom and Arline Mahanes Gooch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Robinson Gooch.

Bev was self-employed the majority of his life in construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He loved being outdoors. Even after his stroke six years ago, he still managed to be outside and do many things. He was an active member of the Somerset Steam and Gas Association, and he was a post member of the Orange County Jaycees. In his younger days, he was an active Boy Scout leader. He was also a member of Walkers United Methodist Church. Bev stated in his final weeks that he had led a good life, and he didn’t want a fuss over him when he was gone. His one statement was that he hated to leave his granddaughters.

Bev is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy Halsey Twyman Gooch; his daughter, Melody Corbin and husband Aric; his son, Jim Twyman and wife Becky, all of Madison; his son Mark Gooch and companion Anita of WVa.; his twin sister, Carolyn Byram and husband Jimmy, sister, Susan White and husband Arthur (Buck), all of Radiant; his grandchildren, Justin Gooch of Warrenton, Kenny Lewis of Pa., Amanda Lewis of Orange, Ashley Maldonado of Tx., and the “loves of his life”, Victoria Byram, Sabrina Byram, McKenna Corbin, and Julie Twyman, all of Madison; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will take place on February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Walkers United Methodist Church. Per his request, a private interment will take place at Graham Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont for their support. The family wants to thank his close friends, Al Martin, Travis Scott, and Bobby Gene Walters for their support over the last few years. Their friendship meant the world to him.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 9 2019 10:26PM

Helen Marie Marsh, 83, of Old Office Road, Culpeper went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. She was married to the late Carl Herbert Marsh Jr. She was retired from the American Silk Mill after many years of service.

She is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.


 

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