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By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 18 2020 02:42PM

David Edmond Jacobs Sr., of Mallorys Ford Road, Gordonsville died at his daughter’s residence on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Born July 29, 1936 in Tarboro, NC he was the son of the late Sidney Rufus Jacobs and Minnie Grace Rivenbark Jacobs. He is also predeceased by a son Dwayne Keith Jacobs; a grandchild Iris Anne Jacobs; and two brothers Barry Lee Lewis and Joseph Thomas Edmonson.

He is survived by his wife of 63 1/2 years Janet Faye Hardin Jacobs of Gordonsville; a daughter Dana Jacobs Hyer and husband Jeffrey of

Gordonsville; two sons David Edmond Jacobs Jr of Gordonsville and Darren Blaine Jacobs and wife Debra of Ashland; four grandchildren Brandon Thomas Hyer and wife Brooke, Brianna Faye Dodson and husband Jonathan, Aidan Blaine Jacobs, and Jeremy Tozier and wife Ellie; three great grandchildren Adalyne Faye Dodson, Drake Tyler Dodson, and Logan Smith; three sisters Cathy Jo Edmonson Gray of Suffolk, Amber Darlene Thomas Ogert and husband Gerald of Chesapeak, and Melba Joyce DuPree of Four Oaks, NC.; three nephews Vernon Lewis of NC, Jo Devers of Suffolk, and Derrick Ogert of Iowa; one niece Crista Devers of Suffolk; and a cousin Shirley Smith of Glouster.

David was an Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a volunteer in the North Anna Fire & Rescue, the Mineral Rescue Squad, and the Orange County Volunteer Rescue Squad serving as a Cardiac Tech. He was also a security guard at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church, Unionville.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Family Cemetery. Brother Dennis Flint will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Cancer Therpy Development Institute Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 15 2020 05:38PM

John Wayne Herndon, 61 of Barboursville died Monday September 14, 2020 at the University of Virginia Hospital. Born March 6, 1959 in Gordonsville, he was the son of Betty Collier Herndon of Barboursville and the late John Wesley Herndon, Jr. He owned and operated Herndon’s Exxon in Barboursville from 1978 to 2004. He loved working as a mechanic and he was a car enthusiast.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hughes Herndon, two sons, John Herndon and wife Dawn, Josh Herndon and wife Emily, two sisters, Brenda Lloyd, Bonnie H. Morris (David Shifflett), four grandchildren, Makayla, Linzey, Ryleigh and Jared Herndon, a nephew, Brian Lloyd and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday September 18, 2020 at Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday September 17, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 15 2020 02:18PM

Ethel Nadean Manuel went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 14, 2020 after her very short battle with cancer. She was born in Harlan, KY on November 24, 1942 to the late Lucy Hardy.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Manuel, Tina Merryman and fiancé Rich Zubyk, Pam Garrison and her fiancé Kalil Mohammed, Rhiannon Manuel; sons, Michael Manuel, Curtis Manuel, Perry Manuel and fiancé Cyndi Johnson, Scott Manuel and wife Stacey; twenty-two grandchildren; and twenty-nine great grandchildren. As well as her sisters Neva Baker and Vickie Snead and brother, Gary Hardy.

Ethel will be remembered by her giving nature, passion for gardening, love for her dogs, and last but not least her honest direct way of communicating.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Madison County Animal Shelter.

Family night will be held at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-8pm. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 17th at Madison Memorial Gardens conducted by Pastor Josh Shifflett.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 11 2020 01:47PM

Jerry G. Tusing passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry was 79 years old. He was born at home on June 29, 1941 in Orange County, Virginia. He was the son of the late Wilmer Robert Tusing Sr. and the late Maude Inez Jones Tusing. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Connie T. Morris and Joyce T. Dobyns both of Orange. His brother, Wilmer Robert Tusing Jr. of Barboursville. He was also preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Ethel Rae Tusing.

Jerry was a Tractor Trailer driver for many years. After an injury to his eye, he was forced to retire from driving tractor trailers. Jerry has driven in 48 of the 50 states, and Mexico too. Jerry always stated that the reason he never drove in the remaining 2 states was because the “the tractor trailer couldn’t tread that much water”. He finished out his driving career making deliveries for Orange Steel Roofing Products.

Jerry was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose of Orange County. When he and Ethel were able to go, they enjoyed many dances on that dance floor, along with numerous friends. He always enjoyed going to the beach on vacation on the fourth of July to Ocean City, Maryland. Needless to say, those “Beach Vacations were epic.” Some of the best memories of his life were created at the beach! Many heartfelt thanks need to go out to Lowell and Barbara Thomas, for creating so many wonderful memories in Ocean City, Maryland. “The Sea Raider III,” Dad always said, “Lowell and Barbara helped create some of the best vacations our family and friends have ever had.”

Lowell and Jerry had some unique crabbing experiences together over there, but that’s another story for another day! Jerry loved his family dearly. He loved his friends just as much. He was a strong, independent man, that didn’t mind voicing his opinion and his stubbornness when he thought he was right about something. He loved his grandchildren dearly and would play with them hours on end – he was their “Granddaddy Fat-Belly.” He was also a devoted, loving husband to Ethel. He vowed to take personal care of her until his own health started to decline in 2016. He lost her in 2019. He fought to stay alive for his kids and grandchildren, after being diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer in Oct. 2016. He beat all the odds and thank God we got to keep him with us for almost 4 years.

Jerry is survived by his 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. Sisters Shirley T. Lee and husband Randolph, of Annandale, Va. Barbara T. Dodson of Washington, Ga. Six Grandchildren Miranda Henry, Lauren Tusing, Dustin Tusing and fiancée’ Beth Saunders, Brandon Carroll, Christopher Carroll, and Brittney Rickard. The family wishes to thank Martha Jefferson Hospital Nurses and Doctors for their care and support during our father’s multiple stays there. We would also love to express our utmost gratitude to Dr. Andrew Romano and all of the staff at the Phillips Cancer Center for your love and care of our father. He grew to love you guys!! Many Thanks!!

A Graveside service will be held at Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville, Va. On Wednesday September 16, 2020, at 11:00AM. Pastor William “Buster” Payne officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 10 2020 01:43PM

Ada Irene Blankenship, 84, of Oak Shade Road, Orange died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her residence. Born October 22, 1935 in Gordonsville, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Blakley and Anna Kate Blake Blakley. She was also predeceased by her husband Charles Blankenship Sr.; two sons Robert Eugene Blankenship, and Wayne Allen Blankenship; step daughter Ada Thacker, brother Caleb Eugene Blakley; and sister Betty Ann Blakley Rhoades.

She is survived by a daughter Carolyn Lamb and husband Donnie of Orange; two sons Earl L. Blankenship and wife Judy and Charles L. Blankenship Jr.; step daughter Terry Putnam of Unionville: sister Doris Halsey of Culpeper; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Abundant Life Church in Orange. Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery, Unionville. Pastor Dwane Pugh will officiate. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 8 2020 05:41PM

Gladys Wood Herring, 96 of Gordonsville passed away at her home on Sunday September 6, 2020. She was born February 17, 1924 and was the last of thirteen children born to the late William Samuel and Virginia Elizabeth Wood. She was married to Sylvester “Red” Herring until his death in 1988. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, Dick, Francis, Kenneth, Willard, Reggie, Genie and sisters, Elizabeth Garrison, Virginia Hall, Hazel Watson, Thelma Trainham, Marian Satterwhite, step children, Dick Herring, Pete Herring, Shirley Thacker, Peggy Moore and one grandchild, Trae Herring.

Mrs. Herring is survived by three sons, Jimmy Wood (Lois), Sylvester Herring, Jr. (Carol), Warren Herring, two daughters, Debra Mills, Linda Wood (Mike), one step daughter, Ann Moore, eleven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday September 12, 2020 at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery in Keswick with Pastor William Payne officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday September 11, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 8 2020 04:29PM

Peggy Ann Gallihugh, 49, of Castleton passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Culpeper to go home to her Lord and Savior. Born May 20, 1971 in Fauquier, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Fincham.

Peggy was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, and grannie. She was an amazing strong person who loved her family and was well loved. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her mother, Marcia Lynn Fincham; husband, Richard Wayne Gallihugh, Sr.; daughters, Nicole Ann Goad and husband, Jimmy, Amanda Lynn Ater and husband, Adam; sons, Michael Douglas Gallihugh, Richard Wayne Gallihugh Jr., and wife Caitlin; brothers, Robert Lee Fincham, Jr. and wife Michelle and Paul Owen Fincham; sister, Crystal Lynn Jenkins and husband James; nephews, Lee, Noah, Wyatt, Hunter, and Gardner; niece, Emma; and three grandchildren, Kayden, Addy, and Ricky.

A family night will be held at 6:00 to 8:00 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. Interment will be a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 8 2020 01:00PM

Cecilia Frances Kirch, 105 of Mineral, died Thursday September 3, 2020 at her residence. Born September 4, 1914 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Francis Boccabella and Filomena DiSanti Boccabella. She was the wife of the late Martin Kirch and she was one of thirteen children who preceded her in death. She loved life and loved spending time with her friends at Betty Queen Senior Center. She was an avid gardener in earlier years. Mrs. Kirch attended St. Jude’s in Louisa and she never missed a day of watching Mass on television. She was retired from the U.S. Government as an accountant.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be private with interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 6 2020 01:38PM

Mable Marie Hennessy, 75, of Catharpin Road, Spotsylvania died on Friday, September 4, 2020, at her daughter’s residence. Born November 11, 1944 in Galex, Va. she was the daughter of the late Marvin Sharp and Hazel Bowers Sharp Huff. She is also predeceased by her husband William David Hennessy, and a son David Hennessy. She was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Culpeper.

She is survived by five daughters Marie Burruss and husband Dudley of Spotsylvania, Lisa Merryman and husband Ricky of Spotsylvania, Sharon Shumaker and husband Eric of Fredericksburg, Lynn Shelton and husband Mike of Caroline County, and Ashley Hartford and husband Chris of Roanoke; two sons Michael Hennessy and wife Dennise of Caroline County, and Bill Hennessy and wife Julie of Stafford; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the New Life Baptist Church, Culpeper with interment in the church cemetery. Brother Archie Seale and Ricky Merryman, and Pastor Grant Hardeman will officiate. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 4 2020 08:19PM

Jeremy Forest Thacker, 41, of Portsmouth/Scottsville, Va. passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Portsmouth. He was born on August 22, 1979 in Charlottesville to Rebecca W. Snow and Robert W. Thacker. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rachel and Donald Snow and parental grandfather, Ben Thacker.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca; his father, Robert and his wife, Barbara ; parental grandmother, Gladys Thacker; an aunt, Kelly McDaniel and husband Eddie; uncle, Bruce Thacker and wife Margaret; and cousins, Karry, Amanda, E. J., Zach, Benjamin and Ryan.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Janet and Rick Parkhurst. Interment will be in Ruckersville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the funeral home in Madison.