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By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 16 2019 02:38PM

Wilma Rothgeb Pullen 67, of Orange passed away on Thursday April 11, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born on August 28, 1951 in Luray to the late Elwood J. Rothgeb Sr., and Ila Painter Rothgeb, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Rothgeb Sr.

Wilma is survived by a daughter, Elva Huff, of Orange, four brothers, Elwood Rothgeb Jr., of Maryland, Gary Rothgeb, and wife Debbie, of Maryland, Larry Rothgeb and wife Anna, of Richmond, Page Rothgeb and wife Tina, of Colorado, two special friends, Eilene Huff, of Orange, Patricia Hall, of Orange, her 5 dogs and three cats.

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

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 15 2019 08:35PM

Rose Marie Birckhead, 71, of Stanardsville, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1947 to the late Raymond Jackson Prillaman and Vivian Cassie Elgin Prillaman . She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Hunter Birckhead.

She is survived by her two sons, Milton Hunter Birckhead, II and wife Lindsay and Chad Edward Birckhead and wife Kelly; one brother, Maynard Lee Prillaman and wife Edith; one sister, Doris Jean Biehl and husband Dave; grandchildren, Ryan, Ryder, Jayna, Iva, and Sasha Birckhead; and extended family and loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison conducted by Pastor Chuck Winner. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stanardsville Vol. Fire Dept., P. O. Box 165, Stanardsville, Va. 22973 or Greene County Rescue Squad, 9845 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 15 2019 08:33PM

Rose Marie Birckhead, 71, of Stanardsville, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1947 to the late Raymond Jackson Prillaman and Vivian Cassie Elgin Prillaman . She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Hunter Birckhead.

She is survived by her two sons, Milton Hunter Birckhead, II and wife Lindsay and Chad Edward Birckhead and wife Kelly; one brother, Maynard Lee Prillaman and wife Edith; one sister, Doris Jean Biehl and husband Dave; grandchildren, Ryan, Ryder, Jayna, Iva, and Sasha Birckhead; and extended family and loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison conducted by Pastor Chuck Winner. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stanardsville Vol. Fire Dept., P. O. Box 165, Stanardsville, Va. 22973 or Greene County Rescue Squad, 9845 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 15 2019 06:58PM

William David “Willie” Morris 76, of Orange, died peacefully at the UVA Medical Center surrounded by his family on April 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Reuben E. “Jack” Morris.

Willie is survived by his wife Barbara of 52 years, a son Gary Morris and wife Kristen, a daughter Joyce Morris, his mother Catherine Morris, a brother, Robert Morris, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. Willie was a loving, father, husband and friend to all.

Willie loved sports and enjoyed watching high school football, college football, and the NFL. He also enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with his family and friends. Willie was always there to help friends with household projects, engine repair, or whatever else they needed help with.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Preddy Funeral Home chapel in Orange. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday April 18, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Forest Porter and Pastor Josh Munnikhuysen will officiate. Willie will be laid to rest in Culpeper National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa County Rescue Squad P.O. Box 1777 Louisa, Va. 23093, or to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 555, 2321 West 20th Street Washington DC 55555.

The family requests casual attire for the family night and funeral service. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 13 2019 04:28PM

Janet Elaine Butler, 55, of Gordonsville died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at her residence. Born July 6, 1963 in Gordonsville she was the daughter of the late James F. Lee. She was also predeceased by a brother John A. Lee. She was a member of the Solid Rock Gospel Church, and a founding member of Shining Hands.

She is survived by her mother Joan Napier Haley of Southern Shores, NC; a brother Joseph “Joey” Lee and wife Carol of Orange; two nieces Cassidy Faith Lee of Orange, and Jamie Alyssa Lee of Orange; and one nephew Caleb Joe Lee of Orange.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 11:00 A. M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Gordonsville with interment to be held at the Unionville Christian Church Cemetery. Pastor Larry Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday April 14, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Shining Hands, 15221 Woodcrest Drive, Orange. Va. 22960


By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 12 2019 04:47PM

Richard Matthew Johnson, 62 of Barboursville, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home. He was born on November 27, 1956 in Portland, Oregon to the late Charles Edwin Johnson and Frances Cordelia Wendell Aanrud.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gale Moubray Johnson; two daughters, Caitlyn Rebekah Rhodes and husband John and Michaela Brianne Johnson and fiancé Connor Linton; two sons, Charles Edward Johnson and Jeremy Matthew Johnson and wife Kaitlynn; three brothers, Larry Taylor, Ronald Taylor, and Wesley Aanrud; one sister, Carol Barron; nine grandchildren, Skylar Johnson, Aodhan Rhodes, Duncan Rhodes, Nikolai Johnson, Micah Linton, Kaley Johnson, Destiny Johnson, Allysa Johnson and Tyler Johnson.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Culpeper National Cemetery, 501 E. Chandler St, Culpeper, Va., conducted by Pastor David Knighton. A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Preddy Funeral Home in Madison.





By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 10 2019 02:46PM

Frances Ladd Willis, 94, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday April 8, 2019. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Siah and Lelia (Chandler) Ladd, her 4 siblings (Cary, Amilie, Stewart, and Hope), and an infant son. Frances is survived by her husband, C. Norman Willis, three sons (Glenn of Loon Lake, WA, Larry of Leesburg, VA, and Joel of Keswick, VA), 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many cherished family and friends. Frances grew up on her beloved Ladd farm in Keswick. After graduating from Charlottesville’s McIntire High School, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area. There she met Norman while working with the Army Signal Corps in the WWII defense effort. In November of 2018, Frances and Norman celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary, renewing their vows, and dancing the night away to big band favorites. Frances passed peacefully in her home, with her true love by her side.

Preddy Funeral Home, 301 S Main Street Gordonsville, VA 22942, will host friends and family night on Thursday April 11th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. A funeral service will be held at Zion United Methodist Church 1674 Zion Road Troy, VA 22974 on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm. Reception to follow.

In honor of her beautiful blue eyes and her favorite color, family and friends are invited to wear “something blue” on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Mike Carman Heart Transplant Fund” c/o Joanne Carman at 1911 E Harvest Ct, Spokane WA 99217. Mike, currently awaiting a dual heart/liver transplant, is the husband of Frances’ eldest granddaughter.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 10 2019 01:27PM

Evelyn Gibson Sipe, 87 of Keswick died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her residence. Born March 29, 1932 in Cismont, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence & Virgie Gibson. She was a member of Preddy Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband’s Paul Short and Everette Lee Sipe, her son Monte (Poncho) Short and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Short of Gordonsville, two sons Steve Short (Sherry) of Stanardsville and Rodney Sipe (Theresa) of Keswick, two brothers, Rogers and Gene Gibson, one sister, Joice Payne, eight grandchildren, Chris Lamb, Amy, Monte, Kendall and Kelsie Short, Tony, Jeddiah and Tyler Sipe, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pastors Buster Payne and Jane Cicione will officiate. The family will receive family and friends Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville with a service starting at 7:00 PM. A graveside interment will be held at Preddy Creek Baptist Church in Barboursville on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 9 2019 01:48PM

Patricia Ann Carter Bruce, 73 of Gordonsville, died Sunday April 7, 2019. Born August 16, 1945 in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey H. Carter and Florence Bickley Buck.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by her husband George Early Bruce, two daughters, Carol Ann Caldwell Koontz (Mike), Tina Marie Caldwell Eheart (Boyd), a step daughter, Megan Bruce Coppage, two brothers, Lindsay Carter, Charles “Kelly” Carter (Charlene), five grandchildren, Danielle Sargent, Jake Eheart, Tyler Coppage, Ian Coppage, Hunter Koontz and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Carter and five sisters, Irnell Robertson, Laura Lee Dillon, Shirley Cosner, Nancy Spain and Ada Freeman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday April 11, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with interment to follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Pastor Larry Wingfield will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 10 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa or Orange County Rescue Squad.



By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 8 2019 03:43PM

Thelma Gordon Terry passed away on April 6, 2019 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She was born on November 2, 1921, in Syria, Va., to the late Ernest F. Gordon and Mamie Richards Gordon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Terry; brother, Glen J. Gordon; sisters, Alice G. Lohr and husband Belvin, Frances G. Hicks and husband Joseph, Jr.

Thelma was a graduate of Criglersville High School and retired from the telephone company in Manassas, Va. after 36 years of service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange, Va. and attended Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Syria as long as she was able.

She is survived by a brother, Douglas M. Gordon and a sister Ada B. Gordon, both of Syria, Va.; nephews, Joe Terry and Bill Terry of Chatham, Va. and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Methodist Church, 143 West Main Street, Orange, Va. 22960 or Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Syria, Va. 22743.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Criglersville Cemetery with Rev. David LeFon officiating.



 

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