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By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 24 2020 08:36PM

Carroll “Ted” McKay Altman, 92, of Montford Road, Orange died on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born April 9, 1928 in Belmont, Va. he was the son of the late Mongo Dick Altman and Allene Swift Altman. He is also predeceased by his wife Edna Brooking Altman.

Ted is survived by two sons Carroll B. “Brook” Altman and wife Hilda of Unionville, and Charles Altman of Orange; three grandchildren Mark Altman and wife Lori, Kelly Colvin and husband Carlton, and Amy Altman; five great grandchildren; one sister Kay Frances Gentry and husband Walter of Spotsylvania; and four brothers Reese Altman and wife Patricia of Mineral, Ranny Altman and wife Debbie of Fredericksburg, Roy Altman and wife Virginia of Belmont, and Zip Altman and wife Shirley of Belmont.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Graham Cemetery, Orange. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 23 2020 04:58PM

Michael Irvin Stieve, 63, of Charlottesville and formerly Michigan, passed away at home on Saturday, November 21, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mike was born on September 21, 1957 in Auburn, Michigan, to the late Irvin and Ellen Stieve. He loved to golf and hunt, and his favorite time of year was deer hunting season, when he would travel back to Northern Michigan and go to deer camp with friends and family. Mike was an avid University of Michigan fan, and nothing pleased him more than to hear someone say, “Go Blue!”

Mike is survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Troy (Maria); daughter Traci (Andrew) Brown; and step-children, Cameron and Krista Childress, as well as his three grandsons: Ayden and Wesley Brown, and Maddax Stieve. He also leaves behind his three siblings: Laurie Stockwell (Larry); Jeff (Donna); and Mark (Tammy).

Mike will be missed by his friends in Virginia, Michigan, and all the ones he’s made along the way.

“It will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” - John Lennon

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the Martha Jefferson Cancer Center in Mike’s name at or by mail to 500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 with checks payable to the Martha Jefferson Hospital.

A private ceremony and burial has been planned for immediate family only.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 23 2020 03:36PM

Patricia Biscoe Faulconer

On November 21st Pat went to be with the Lord, the love of her life, Ray Donald Faulconer Jr. and her beloved sister and best friend, Dinah Waugh.

She was born on July 28, 1937 at home in Lahore, Virginia to Alfred and Georgie Biscoe. She and her sister grew up on the family farm.

She graduated from Madison College and moved to Richmond, VA where she taught elementary school for 30 years. She lived in Bon Air, Virginia and raised her two daughters.

After she retired at the age of 53, she moved to Orange, Virginia where she began the happiest years of her life. Known as Mom, Mimi, Aunt Pat, and the Flower Lady, she relished the simple things in life like a dip in the pool with her grandkids, a birthday party on the porch with family and friends, decorating the Christmas tree with her grandbabies the day after Thanksgiving, moving people over at a dinner table that tried to sit in between her and her honey, lunch and a shopping trip to Charlottesville with her sister, attending Circle at Trinity United Methodist Church, reminiscing and taking trips with college friends, winning numerous blue ribbons at the Rapid Ann Garden Club, working for hours in her own picturesque flower beds, singing and volunteering at Dogwood Village Assisted Living of Orange County where she ultimately spent the last years of her life and was cared for and loved by the entire Dogwood Village family.

She was predeceased by her great niece, Lexi Waugh. She is survived by her daughters Lee Ann Magnus and husband, Greg and Cindy Landergan; stepsons, Donald Faulconer and wife Cindy, Will Faulconer, Whit Faulconer and wife Jen; brother-in-law, Alex Waugh; nephew Tres Waugh, niece Pam English and husband Ron and their children, Casey and Zachary; grandchildren Allison, Parker, Jack, Sam, Charlie, Finn and Neve.

A private graveside funeral will be held at the family cemetery on Bushy Mountain. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the .Alzheimer's Association.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 23 2020 02:48PM

Janet Rebecca Shelton 61 of Gordonsville, VA went home to be with her Heavenly Father on November 9, 2020 after succumbing to a long brave fight against Cancer. Born July 26th, 1959 to William Floyd Lam Sr and Clara Mae Lam (Beasley) of Barboursville, VA. With an avid passion for the outdoors, flowers, gardening, southern food, people, and Jesus, she was clearly a one of a kind individual, and her inability to accept no for an answer continuously drove that point home, over and over throughout her life. Janet truly had one of the kindest hearts, always loving on and finding ways to help everyone that she encountered. She never met a stranger and if she did it didn’t stay that way for long because she adopted everyone in as her own, she was as Momma, Maw, or MawMaw, and as a result the multitudes of her “adopted” children and grandchildren will no doubt keep her loving legacy alive for years to come. Family meant everything to Jand and it showed in her actions, words, and her stories; genetic relation was merely a suggestion as far as she was concerned because her love overflowed from her heart, from a bloodline that runs much deeper than any here on Earth.

Janet is survived by her only daughter Jessica James and husband Jeremy of Gordonsville, VA; and two step-sons Brian Shelton and wife Deborah of Louisa, VA; and Charles “Scott” Shelton and wife Jennifer of Orange, VA. Eight grandchildren Sierra Shelton, Cheyenne Shelton, Dakota Shelton, Saunders, Izabella Saunders, Jeremiah James, and Ezekiel James. One God-Granddaughter Savannah Beaudet. She is also survived by her siblings Gladys “Marie” Roach McAllister and husband Sonny of Barboursville, VA; Barbara Ann Vanover of Charlottesville, VA, Audrey-Faye Lettner and husband Eddie of Orange, VA and Cecil Lam of Barboursville, VA. Her best friend Dolores Morris of Charlottesville, VA; her boyfriend Bruce Shores of Barboursville, VA; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and adoptees.

Janet is preceded in death by her husband, best-friend, and soulmate Willard “Pete” Shelton, her parents William Floyd Lam Sr & Clara Mae Lam. Brothers Roger Lee Lam and William Floyd Lam JR; sister Bonnie “Sue” Johnson, grandson Caden Michael James, and best friend Janet Elaine Butler.

A Celebration of Life & Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Sunday November 22, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, 19076 Monrovia Rd. Orange, VA 22960. Service will begin at 3PM followed by a meal directly afterwards. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made directly to the family, to Preddys Funeral Home in Gordonsville, VA to help offset Janet's funeral expenses, or that a donation to Hospice of the Piedmont be made in memory of Janet Shelton.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 20 2020 04:41PM

Betty Vancaneghem Ancona, 73, of Gordonsville, Va., passed away on November 19, 2020. She was the daughter of the late George Vancaneghem and Charlotte Vancaneghem.

Betty is survived by her husband, Giuseppe Ancona of Gordonsville; son Louis Ancona of Bowling Green, KY; daughters, Betty Miller and husband, Kurt, of Gordonsville, Jennifer Lyons and husband, Ben, of Columbia, and Susan Brooking and husband, Bob, of Barboursville; and grandchildren, Amanda Lyons, Benny Lyons, Michael Lyons, Sidney Lyons, Connor Brooking, Nathan Brooking and Nicholas Ancona.

A graveside service will be held at Graham Cemetery at 12 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, in Orange, Va.

Preddy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 20 2020 02:16PM

Mark Hamilton May was born on August 18, 1961 in Charlottesville, Virginia and went home to be with Jesus on November 18, 2020. He was the son of the late Rudolph Wailand May and Barbara Haynes May, both from Charlottesville.

Mark was a lover of all animals and was a true outdoorsman and exceptional athlete. As a child in the 70’s he delivered the Daily Progress in his neighborhood. He graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1979 and throughout his time at CHS Mark ran track and in his senior year was the captain of his cross-country and indoor track teams and competed on the Spring track team. He was an avid golfer playing for years on his beloved Woodberry Forest School course where he encouraged and helped his brother Randy develop a love for the game. Part of Mark’s legacy will be the fact that he was a great role model for his two younger brothers. Mark’s work days were outside where he gained notoriety managing the athletic fields for Woodberry Forest School for well over 30 years. He also enjoyed taking care of his own lawn where he was legendary for making it look absolutely perfect.

Mark had a passion for his favorite preachers on TV, reading his Bible, watching old Westerns, especially John Wayne classics, talking to his neighbors and taking his little dog, Esther, for evening walks.

Mark is preceded in death by his brother Cameron Spencer May and survived by his wife of 26 years, Teresa Byram May, three step-children, Eric Harper and Tammy of Gordonsville, Jason Harper and Arline of Rapidan,and Kristen Breslin and Dave of Lake Monticello, his mother, three brothers, David Randolph May, Andrew Warren May, and Eric Whitney May (Bobbi Lynn),sister-in-law Elizabeth May, eight grandchildren, Hunter Harper, Kiersten Harper, Trenton Harper, Luke Breslin, Kayleigh May Breslin, Taylor Rupard, Tony Kratochvil, Joey Kratchvil and two nieces, Sarah and Whitney May and two nephews, Josh and Matthew May.

Mark loved children and they loved him back. Mark leaves a lasting legacy of wonderful memories with his grandkids which include talking about turf management, playing cards, pool and Backgammon, giving rides in the wheelbarrow, raking leaves, swinging on tree swings, and letting his treasured grandkids help fix water leaks and putting doll furniture together. He will truly be missed by many.

A private graveside service will be held at Graham Cemetery in Orange, Virginia.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 19 2020 03:00PM

Penny Marie Gallihugh, 59, of Orange died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the George Washington Hospital, Washington, D. C. Born October 8, 1961 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert White Gallihugh.

Penny is survived by her mother Mary Ellen Dodson Gallihugh of Orange; two brothers James “Sonny” Wharton Gallihugh and wife Elizabeth of Orange, and Tony Gallihugh and wife Sheila of Unionville; and four nieces Cortney Gallihugh, Mackenzie Gallihugh, Anglea Gallihugh, and Emily Atkins.

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

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 18 2020 07:02PM

Frances “Tiny” Dodson, 65, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born on April 21, 1955 to the late Rufus Edward Hartley and Sarah Jane Brown Hartley. She was preceded in death by her son, David “Bubba” Dodson and a number of siblings.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, William “Shorty” Dodson; two sons, Troy Dodson and wife Kelly, and Austin Dodson and wife Rebecca; and a number of grandchildren, brothers, and sisters.

Donations may be made to any cancer research center or Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 17 2020 05:09PM

Clodomiro Olivieri, 88, of Pratts, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Countryside Nursing Home. He was born on June 26, 1932 to the late Raymond Olivieri and Diega Ortiz Olivieri.

He is survived by daughters, Helen Marks and husband Joel of Madison and Lydia Cruz o N.Y.; sister, Sara Planas; grandchildren, Jillian Behrmann, Sandra Behrmann-Driver, Thorne Driver, Meredith Schwartzmiller, Jason Schwartzmiller, Rachel Behrmann Pruitt, Joey Pruitt, Maggie Zayas, Leslie Donato; great-grandchildren, Meagan Zayas and Olivia Driver.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 20, 2020 at Culpeper National Cemetery, 501 East Chandler Street, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Pastor Joel Marks will officiate.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 16 2020 06:10PM

Ben Emmet Grimm, 96, of Rapidan, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Monday, November 9. Ben was the son of Benjamin H. and E. Blanche Grimm (Whitenack). He is survived by his wife Lucy Ann, his children Jeffrey M. Ney-Grimm, Kevin T. Grimm, Mark Emmet Grimm, and Wendy Anne Walsh, his step-daughters Ann Velez, Katherine Velez-Leddy, and Alice Walker, his thirteen grandchildren, and his two great-grandchildren.

Ben grew up in Rutherford, NJ and served in the US Army Air Forces during WWII, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with oakleaf clusters. After the war, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and his M.S. at Columbia University. Ben pursued a career as a librarian, serving as the Director of the Jersey City Public Library System for 12 years, and was President of the New Jersey Library Association. Ben later worked as a Library consultant, helping to design new library spaces.

After retiring to Rapidan with Lucy Ann, Ben enjoyed serving on the boards of the Rapidan Foundation, the Orange County Library Foundation, the Orange County Historical Society, and the Orange Arts Center where he was also an enthusiastic volunteer. He loved riding and the sport of horseracing, as well as spinning wicked tennis shots with his extended family and many friends. His energy and enthusiasm will continue to live in the hearts and smiles of those he loved and who loved him.

Contributions may be made to: The Hospice of the Piedmont; 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300; Charlottesville, VA 22911.