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By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 31 2019 02:49PM

Floyd Felton Weakley, 77, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 at his home. He was born on November 13, 1941 to the late Kelly Buster Weakley and Georgie Ellen Seymour Weakley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Louise Weakley and a brother, Joseph Kelly Weakley.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Weakley Jarvis; sons, Eric Glenn Weakley, Kenneth William Hoffman, and Felton Wayne Weakley; brothers, Hubert Lee Weakley of Ga., Lawrence Andrew Weakley of Deltaville, and Roger Allen Weakley of Deltaville; sisters, Louise Weakley Wheeler, Ellen May Pritt, Grace Lucille Kelliher, and Carol Marie Ford, all of Madison; grandchildren, Dylan Nathaniel Owens-Weakley, Emily Taygen Weakley, Justin Luke Jarvis, Elizabeth Louise Weakley, and Olivia Rose Weakley; and great-grandchildren, Hope Carolyn Weakley and November Allison Edwards.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 30 2019 04:02PM

Transitioned on October 27, 2019. Beloved father of Nashaun and daughter-in-law, Dana; grandfather of Mason and Aidan and brother of Dr. Archie Morris III and Muriel Tresvant. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

David Lee Morris was born on March 5, 1940, to the late Archie and Anna Morris in Washington, DC. He attended the public schools of the District of Columbia. Afterwards, David attended Morgan State University where he was a member of their track team and a premier high jumper. He served in the United States Army active service 1958 to 1960, touring the U.S. Army track team. He remained enlisted until 1969. He retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Corrections after 25 years + 9 months on October 1, 1999.

The family would like to thank everyone at Hospice of the Piedmont. Especially Felicia Hall, Molly Brumfield-Horner, and Fannie Utz.

Friends may call on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Preddy's Funeral Home, Madison, VA; viewing 10:30am to 11:30am, service 11:30am to 12:00pm. A Veteran Ceremony will be at 1:00pm at Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, VA.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 30 2019 03:49PM

Gail Elizabeth Hiller, 78 of Carlisle, PA, formerly of Locust Grove, VA, died Monday October 28, 2019. Born August 26, 1941 in Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Arnold Verne Ashby and Estelle Marie Barrett Ashby. She was the wife of the late George Eugene Hiller and she was also preceded in death by her son, Lonnie Ashby and a brother, Paul Ashby.

Mrs. Hiller is survived by two daughters, Terri Finch of Bristow, VA, Rhonda Radabaugh of Enola, PA, four brothers, Delbert Ashby of Springfield, VA, Charles Ashby of Byers, CO, Kenny Ashby of Ft. Lupton, CO, Jerry Ashby of Morrilton, AR, three grandchildren, Andrea Finch of Raleigh, NC, Jared Radabaugh of Harrisburg, PA, Seth Radabaugh of Enola, PA, a step son, Jeff Hiller of Bowie, MD and a host of other step children, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville, VA with interment to follow in Graham Cemetery in Orange, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 25 2019 06:53PM

Patricia Mullins Freeman of Orange, Virginia passed away at home on October 24,2019. She was the daughter of the late Fulton Pierce Mullins and Edith Cookenour Mullins. Patti is survived by her husband Robert Timothy Freeman of Orange. Two sons Benjamin Timothy Freeman, William Michael Freeman and a daughter Caroline Margaret Rebecca Freeman. Also surviving are two brothers William Wren Mullins and Michael Perry Mullins.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Pattie at a later date.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 25 2019 04:21PM

Willie Gordon “Bill” Breeden 93, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Gordonsville. He was born on June 29, 1926 in Greene County, and was a son of the late Flowery L. and Elizabeth Knight Breeden and was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Mr. Breeden was a retired brick mason, carpenter, and farmer, and was a former member of the Orange Moose Loge #1272 and a member of the Orange County Boosters Club.

He is survived by his wife Nellie Elizabeth Breeden of Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019 from the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Rev. Josh Munnikhuysen officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday October, 27, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Preddy Funeral Home, 250 West Main Street, Orange, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Company P.O. Box 367, Orange Va. 22960.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 24 2019 05:34PM


A memorial service for Don Judy will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Oak Grove Methodist Church, 1572 Aylor Road, Madison, Va. 22727.

The family will receive friends after the service with a potluck luncheon in the church fellowship hall. If you wish, you are invited to bring a food dish.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 21 2019 08:16PM

Larry Wayne Smoot, of Ruckersville, VA, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, after a wonderful day on a getaway weekend with his loving wife in Gettysburg, PA. He was born February 24,1957 to the late David Owen Smoot and Gladys Roberta Smoot. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Smoot and sisters, Linda Buraker and Brenda Gosling.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Jackson Smoot; daughters, Kelsey Gold Smoot and Hailey Owen Smoot; brothers Stevie Smoot and John Randy Caylor; sisters Doris Batiste and Tina Caylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry grew up in Culpeper County, VA alongside his seven siblings. He was born with a passion for learning and creativity. These gifts allowed him to achieve his degree in electronics technology, graduating summa cum laude. He thoroughly enjoyed his electronics technician career. He was an incredibly hard worker in all aspects of his life. In his spare time he loved being outdoors, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and University of Virginia Cavaliers, was an avid history enthusiast, and cherished, with his wife, training and companionship of three beautiful Irish Setter dogs, Shannon, Flynn and Clancy. Above all else he was a champion father and husband.

A memorial service will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison, VA, conducted by Rev. J Walter Canter. The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. A reception will follow at a to be announced location.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Greene County Animal Shelter of Virginia, PO Box 358 Stanardsville VA. 22973 or the American Heart Association.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 21 2019 07:34PM

James P. Kite (Jim) was born on July 12, 1931 and died on October 20, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents James P. Kite, Sr. and Elizabeth Early Kite. He was also preceded in death by older brother W.L. Kite and W.L.’s wife Ramona.

Jim’s love of baseball led Fork Union Military Academy to the State Military Championship in 1950 with 111 season strikeouts and posted a batting average of .371 in 1951. He was later inducted into the Fork Union Sports Hall of Fame. He then played for the Army baseball team. He continued his career pitching for the New York Yankees Farm System. He later returned to the area and managed the Shenandoah Indians. He was the founder and successful business owner of Kite’s Hams. He was a founding member of Greene Hills Country Club. During his golf career, he was the 1987 US Senior Amateur Championship runner-up, the VSGA Golfer of the Year in 1994, and the six-time State Senior Four-Ball Champion.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Shirley T. Kite; daughter Temple K. Coates and husband Ken, daughter Ann M. Kite and husband Jared (Anand), and foster daughter Dinah L. Williamson (Doo-Dah);six grandchildren, Jim Coates, Logan Coates, Sam Hanrahan, Rachael Hanrahan, Michael Hanrahan, and Tylee Coates; and a sister Amelia Maddox of Little Rock Arkansas.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Rose Park United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dan Albrant. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Greene Hill Country Club, 3858 Dundee Road, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Madison Youth Sports, P. O. Box 435, Madison, Va. 22727.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 17 2019 01:39PM

Mary Gipson Harlow, 93, of Spicers Mill Road, Orange died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born July 10, 1926 in Madison Run she was the daughter of the late James Robert Gipson and Mabel Hicks Gipson. She was also predeceased by her husband James D. Harlow; two daughters Donna Elaine Chewning, and Judy Carol Moubray; six brothers Frank, Walter, James, Edward, Thomas, and Clifton Gipson; and two sisters Thelma McClendon, and Nellie Hall.

She is survived by five daughters Mary Ellen Thurman of Orange, Ann H. Riordan and husband Bruce of Orange, Brenda Gayle Thacker of Mineral, Janet Faye Talley and special friend Lindsay Noel of Louisa, and Mabel Harlow Twyman and husband Edwin of Madison; son-in-law Warren Chewning of Orange; thirteen grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and one sister Janice Lutz of Orange.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery. Rev. Alan Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dogwood Village of Orange, 120 Dogwood Lane, Orange, Va. 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 12 2019 03:41PM

Robert (Bobby) Lee Bell, life-long resident of Orange County, died on October 10th at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Maitland Bell and Bertha Bowman Bell, his brothers Ralph H. and Curtis M. Bell and his sister Catherine Bell Painter. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Marks Bell, and a daughter, Debra Lee Bell. He is survived by his wife, Linda Pendleton Bell, a daughter, Linda (Cookie) Bell Ulanski (Stan), sons Robert L. Bell Jr. (Francine) and Charles H. Bell (Kendel), grandchildren Lee Ulanski, Curtis Bell, and Anais Bell. He was particularly close to his extended family, Stewart and Tina Morris and their children, Benjamin, Dana and Jacob. He remained close to his first wife's brothers and sister, Anna(Tine) , Yager and Tom Marks. He was a member of the greatest generation, having served in WWII as a Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd class. Bobby was a man of small formal education but was creative and innovative with a sharp mind and an incredible sense of humor. He was well read, well informed, and kept up with politics and world events until his last days. He was well liked and was friendly and personable to everyone. His greatest pride and joy was his family. He will be sorely missed. The family will receive friends during a visitation at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 15th at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Graham Cemetery.