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By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 1 2019 02:10PM

Curtis Eugene Shular, 72, of Walters Road, Orange died on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born February 16, 1947 in Greensboro, NC he was the son of the late W. A. Shular and Margaret Patterson Shular. He was also predeceased by two sons Douglas “Butch” King and D. Jeffery King. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a retired brick mason, and a Army Veteran of Viet Nam.

He is survived by his wife Doris Knighton Shular of Orange; a daughter Nicole Shular of NC; two sons Travis Shular and wife Danielle of Orange, and Brad Shular of NC; five grandchildren Sherri King, Micky King, Brandy Humphries-Betzner, Cory King, and Katrina King; five great grandchildren Tessa Peregoy, Matthew King, Gracie King, Elizabeth Betzner, and Kenlee King; and numerous sisters and a brother.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 3:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange with interment with military honors in the Graham Cemetery. Pastor David Knighton will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the funeral service. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 29 2019 03:07PM

Madalyn Delcie Gallihugh, 90, of Oak Park passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 in Dogwood Village of Orange County. She was born December 27, 1928 in Johnson City, TN and was the daughter of the late William Lloyd Welch and Birdie Estelle Presnell Welch. She is also preceded in death by her husband, William Shirley Gallihugh; two children, Carole Pullen and Eddie Tester; a sister, Dorothy Courembis; and five brothers, Wilburn, Joe, Homer, Lane, and Frank Welch.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Ladd and husband Dennis of Louisa, Nancy Rodgers of Culpeper, and Judy Metcalf and husband Wayne of Lake Ozark, MO, Devony Kutz and husband John Kutz of Houtztown, PA ; five sons, Donnie Tester, Wayne Gallihugh, Paul Gallihugh and Ronnie Gallihugh all of Madison and Steve Gallihugh of Culpeper; a sister, Joyce Boydston of Auburn, GA; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 am Monday, June 3, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at Oak Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Park Baptist Church, 2764 Mt. Zion Church Road, Oak Park,VA 22730.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 28 2019 08:56PM

Carl “David” Rowe, 49, of Culpeper, Va. passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. He was born on April 3, 1970. David was a kind, loving father and son and will be missed dearly by so many. His smile, laid-back personality, and ability to talk endlessly to his family, friends, and people he just met are traits many will remember when we think of him. David worked for Sandy Hall at Taft Construction for the last 5 years.

He is survived in death by his parents, Thomas Rowe, Connie & Albert “Bud” Rowe. He is preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Rowe, brother James Anthony Rowe, grandparents, Kenneth & Mary Ellen Moore and Albert & Nora Rowe. He is survived in death by his brothers, Thomas Rowe, Jr., Henry Rowe, Joey Rowe, and Wayne Rowe. His sons, Joshua David Rowe, James “Alex” Rowe, their mother, Angela Zamudio and half-sister, Chloe Zamudio. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Julie Corbin.

Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville, Va. will be handling the funeral arrangements. Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:00 -8:00pm. Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral, Va. Pallbearers are Clyde Rowe, Charlie Rowe, Charles Rowe, Frank Jenkins, Darrell Lang, Thomas Fincham and Bobby Wallace.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 28 2019 07:10PM

Larry Johnell Atkins, 64, of Orange died on Saturday May 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1955 and was a son of the late James Wright and Mary Samuels Atkins. He was also preceded in death by a son, Johnell Greene, and a sister, Alice Schuler.

Mr. Atkins is survived by his wife, Shirley Greene Atkins, of Orange, a daughter, Kameka Greene, of Orange, a son, Larry Greene of Orange, two brothers, Steve Atkins, of Maryland, James Wright, of Fredericksburg, two sisters, Glenda Atkins, of Fredericksburg, and Mary Minor, of Fredericksburg. And ten grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday June 1, 2019 at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with Pastor Ronald Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 28 2019 02:21PM

Richard Allen Medeiros, 52, of Rochelle passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Charlottesville. Born August 24, 1966 in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Edmund Medeiros and Paula Louise Lowe Medeiros.

He was co- owner, with his brother Edmund Medeiros, of Never Dark Generators.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Davis Medeiros; two daughters, Crystal Wilkerson and husband Ricky and Jade Conley and husband Ronald; one son, Richard Allen Medeiros, Jr.; David Donald who was like a son; six grandchildren, Annabelle Rough, Blake Wilkerson, Addison Conley, Claire Wilkerson, Cole Wilkerson and Mila Medeiros;his niece Jessica Medeiros, also like a daughter; and a special friend of Richard’s mother, Tom Chmiola. Richard considered all his friends to be family.

A funeral service will be held 12:30 PM Saturday June 1, 2019 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Pastor Vivian Utz. The family will receive friends before the service from 11:00 to 12:30 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends after the service at Blue Ridge Café in Ruckersville, Va.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 24 2019 07:07PM

David William Townsend, 72, of Haywood, Va. passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Charlottesville, Va. He was born on April 12, 1947 to the late William Grover Townsend and Radie Gay Riffle Townsend.

He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Martha Gean Harris Townsend; a daughter, Lorrie Ketterman and husband Rodney; and his pride and joys, granddaughter Keriann Ketterman and fiance’ Matt and grandson, Colton Ketterman; and several siblings.

Dave, Daddy, or Poppa, as he was known, was a skilled brick and stone mason his entire life, with his work being featured in Better Homes and Gardens. He also worked on many celebrity homes over the years including John Glenn’s home. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He never met a stranger and had made many friends over the years at the 7-ll and Food Lion showing off photos of big fish, big bucks, and his grandkids. He had two special friends, Robert Lockhart and Opal Larowe.

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

Donations may be made to Emily Couric Cancer, Hematology Dept., 1240 Lee Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22908.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 24 2019 05:33PM

Jane Roakes Rollins, 82, of Orange Va. died Thursday May 23, 2019 at Dogwood Village of Orange. She was born in Gladys Va. on June 19, 1936 to the late Claude Hudson and Grace Tibbs Roakes. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and James Roakes. Jane moved to Orange with her family in 1973. She retired from the ASCS office in Orange. She enjoyed working with local farmers. After retirement she volunteered at the visitor’s center. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Rollins Nemeth and husband Stephen of Amelia Island Florida, her son, Mark Hudson Rollins and wife Min of Austin Texas, a brother, Irvin Roakes and wife Phyllis of Gladys Virginia, 4 grandchildren, Alexandra Fox Sharp and husband Matthew, Elizabeth Bronwyn Eddleton, Ben Yang, Stone Yang, several nieces and nephews and a great grandchild, Stella, due in August.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church 143 W. Main St. Orange, Va. the family will receive friends at the church after the memorial service. Jane will be laid to rest at Wesleybury UMC cemetery next to her parents. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 24 2019 02:43PM

Dorothy Taylor Breeden, 75, of Ruckersville, Va. passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Grace Health and Rehab. She was born on June 22, 1943 in Greene County to the late James Curtis Taylor and Hilda Margaret Hensley Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther H. Breeden, Jr.

Dorothy was a strong woman who fought cancer for many years. She is now pain free and at rest.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa K. Breeden of Ruckersville, two sons, Luther H. Breeden, III and wife Trinie of Stanardsville and Steven C. Breeden of Ruckersville; two sisters, Goldie T. Knight and husband Marvin and Frances T. McDaniel and husband Rex; a brother, Leon O. Taylor; grandchildren, Victoria Sahnow, Marlena Morris, Dustin Breeden, and Courtni Breeden; great-grandchildren, Doneze Johnson, II, Vincent Garrahan, IV, Allison Johnson, Urijah Morris, and Kaylee Breeden.

A special thank you to her son and caregiver, Steven C. Breeden.

Services will be private.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 24 2019 01:06PM

Alyson Rae Sparks, 90, of Orange Va. died May 21, 2019. She was a proud Kiwi and a proud American. Alyson was born January 18, 1929 in Masterton, New Zealand to the late Ellen Dever Parker and Oswald Parker. She was the wife of Edward B. Sparks who died in 2010, and she also was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Gordon Parker, her sister, Rita Ellen Parker and her sister in law, Jocelyn Parker. She is survived by her brother, Geoffrey Donald Parker, her sister-in-law, Ann Bornholdt Parker, and 14 nieces and nephews, and their families, living in the United States and Zealand.

Alyson spend her working career as a nurse in a number of countries throughout the world, including New Zealand, South Vietnam, England, Spain and the United States. She moved to Orange in 1973 and worked at the Culpeper Memorial Hospital and the Orange County Nursing Home for a number of years. After her retirement she lived in Orange and spent much of her time volunteering.

The family will receive visitors at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange on Saturday, June 8, 2019 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff of Dogwood Village of Orange County Senior Living for her care and friendship over the past 6 years, and thank the doctors, nurses and employees of both the NH UVA Culpeper Medical Center and Hospice of the Piedmont for her care in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arts Center in Orange, P.O. Box 13, Orange VA 22960 or The Friends of the Library Book Store, Chapman Street, Orange VA 22960.

Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of the arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, May 23 2019 01:58PM

Norman Edmund Dunivan, Sr., 80 of Mineral, died Tuesday May 21, 2019. Born October 30, 1938 in Louisa County, he was the son of the late Claude and Mildred Dunivan. He was the husband of the late, Dorothy Gammon Dunivan. Mr. Dunivan was a home builder and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by a daughter, Angela Lewis and husband James, two sons, Donald Dunivan and wife Bobbie Jo, Norman Dunivan, Jr. and friend Sherry all of Mineral, five brothers, Holmes B., Kenneth, Larry, Jerry and Michael Dunivan, five sisters, Joan Woody, Diane Payne, Joy Mitchell, Sue Pugh, Renee Dunivan, six grandchildren, Thomas Dunivan, Kateland Dunivan, Bridgette Dunivan, Louie Lewis, Courteney Dunivan, Jessica Dunivan and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 31, 2019 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is handling arrangements.