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By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 11 2020 03:45PM

Ruth Ann Dalsky of Keswick passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2020 at the age of 58, after a brief courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 9, 1961, the only child of Jean M. Dalsky and the late Benno W. Dalsky. Ruth earned a bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University and a master of science degree from the University of Virginia. An inquisitive mind made her a lifetime learner with additional studies at William and Mary’s Marine institute, Piedmont Community College and the University of Virginia. After an initial career as a counselor in the nutrition clinic, Ruth joined the court system as a magistrate in the Charlottesville office 12 years ago.

Ruth will be remembered for her wide variety of interests, sense of humor and quest for living. Her love for animals kept her house and barn overflowing with dogs, cats, tropical birds, horses and any others that needed a home. A pianist from childhood, she added accordion, guitars, bass, cello, violin and harp to her music room. Plants filled every room and garden spaces. She was keenly interested in computers, animation, robotics and every new electronic development.

In addition to her mother, Ruth is survived by her dearest friend and housemate, Nancy Eismann. Nancy’s help over more than 25 years enabled Ruth to earn an abundance of happy living into her shortened lifespan.

Nancy and Jean wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who were there for us and Ruth every day

Interment will be private. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 11 2020 03:43PM


Julia Trice Jackson, 93 of Gordonsville died Thursday January 9, 2020 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday January 16, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville with interment to follow in Culpeper National Cemetery.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 9 2020 07:54PM

Rosa Jane Ford Anderson, 82 of Brightwood, passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. She was born on November 30, 1937 to the late Charles Travers Ford and Alice Patton Ford. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, James (Jimmie) L. Ford and Samuel Ford.

Rosa was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Brightwood Ruritan Club, Orange Business & Professional Women’s Club, and Habitat for Humanity of Madison.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Clifton Anderson of Brightwood; a daughter, Crystal Anderson Thompson and husband Ed; and a granddaughter, Kendall Travers Thompson all of Gordonsville.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at Oak Park, Va. with Rev. Alan Follett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 11 to 12 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion UMC parsonage fund, P.O. Box 38, Oak Park, VA 22730 or Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.



By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 9 2020 02:44PM

Raymond James Shifflett, Jr., 65 of Stanardsville, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 19, 1954 to the late Raymond James Shifflett, Sr. and Charlotte Louise Roach Shifflett. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Shifflett; two stepdaughters, Kimberlee (Will) and Melinda (Jimmy); two sons, Bruce (Heather) and Jesse (Melissa); step son, Shane; three brothers, Michael, Kelvin (Beth) and Carl Ray (Minnie); three sisters, Doris, Mary Linda (Philip), and Pat; grandchildren, Ryan, Heather, Sean, MacKenzie, Grayson, Abigail, Taylor, Trevor, Charles, Kayleigh, Liam, Ayva, Asher, and two on the way. Also, a special friend, Junior Rogers.

A special thanks to Ryan and Heather for taking this journey with PaPa. You were his pride and joy. Also, to Jesse and Melissa for always being there for your Dad. It meant the world to him.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Pastors Adam Schwenk and Arron Evans of the Legacy Church of Ruckersville will officiate. Interment will be private.

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





By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 7 2020 08:27PM

Linwood Tazwell Blankenbaker, 77 of Madison, passed away on Monday, January 06, 2020 at UVA Culpeper Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1942 to the late Tazwell Nathaniel Blankenbaker and Ima Lou Weakley Blankenbaker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Jeannette Blankenbaker; three brothers, Jackie, Bennie, and Edwin Blankenbaker; and grandson, Tony L. Smith.

He is survived by his daughter, Tina Blankenbaker Smith and husband Jerry of Madison; stepbrother, Edward T. Blankenbaker of Orange, Va.; grandson, Kevin L. Smith and wife Sarah of Pratts; and great-granddaughter, Annabeth Faye Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Etlan Cemetery.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 5 2020 08:02PM

Alfred Lee Lamb 77 of Hood passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1942 in Greene County and was the son of the late John West Lamb and Maggie Taylor Lamb.

He is survived by his wife Thelma Payton Lamb of Hood; three sons, Stephen Lamb of Wolftown, Arthur Lamb of Madison and Phillip Lamb of Hood; sister, Anna Taylor of Orange; grandchildren, Ashley Jones, William Lamb, Karissa Lamb, Johnathan Lamb, Lauren Lamb, Wyatt Lamb and Chase Lamb, great-grandchildren, Seth Weakley, Hunter Lamb, Scyiona Jones and Kaileigh Bishop.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Pastor Jeff Shifflett with interment in the Taylor Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 3 2020 06:40PM

Gloria Bronack Lukachik, 79, of East Main Street, Orange died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the Albemarle Health and Rehab. Born July 18, 1940 in Plymouth, PA. she was the daughter of the late Joseph Bronack and Elizabeth Pifer Bronack. She is also predeceased by her husband Serge Anthony Lukachik Sr.; one brother Joseph Bronack; and two sisters Anna Bell, and Bertha Kasper. She was a member of St. Isadore the Farmer Catholic Church and retired from TechniColor in Greene County.

She is survived by two daughters Gloria Jean Lukachik of Charlottesville, and Kristin Lukachik Saul and husband Timothy of Palmyra; one son Serge A. Lukachik Jr. of Orange; three grandchildren Makaela Shifflett, Faith Lukachik, and Anthony Mason Lukachik; one great grandchild Luca Travis Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Isadore the Farmer Catholic Church in Orange. Father Terry Staples will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P. O. Box 1848, in Longmont, CO 80502. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Home, 250 West Main Street, Orange, Va. 22960.


By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 31 2019 07:16PM

Annie was born on March 22, 1952 to the late Margaret E. Williams and George Williams. After being sick for 22 years, Annie fell asleep in death at home on December 28, 2019.

Annie attended Orange County Public Schools and later worked for Rapidan Rappahannock Community Service Board as a CNA for over 20 years. After studying the bible, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 9, 1984.

Annie leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Stacie Harrell (Melvin), and son Maurice Williams of Orange, VA; five grandchildren, Mikayla, Mellodi, Me’liyah Williams, LaQuan and TaQuan Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Kain, Josiah, Jasmine, Jonathan and Jenna; two sisters, Vernetta Gentry of Richmond, VA and Deloris Williams of Louisa, VA; one brother, Albert Williams (Vanessa) of Falls Church, VA; two nieces Vernita Williams and, Courtney Pratt (William); two nephews, Patrick Williams (Stephanie) and Corey Williams (Frostine); a great niece and great-nephews; and a host of family and friends.


The family would like to thank all the friends and family but, especially Shakita Gentry and all those in the Greene family for their help, love, support, and phone calls.


Memorial Arrangements:

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 1:00 PM

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

11504 Airfield Lane

Orange, VA 22960



By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 31 2019 02:54PM

Wayne Lewis Garr, 82 of Wolftown, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 in Charlottesville, Va. He was born on June 29, 1937 to the late Bernard Ashby Garr and Vergie Taylor Garr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Sue Curry Garr; daughter, Patricia Ann Garr Dudley; and sister, Ruth Earl Garr.

Wayne was a farmer and logger, enjoyed collecting guns and loved dogs.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Garr Martinez; two sons, Bernard Wayne Garr and Wayne Garr; two sisters, Frances Garr Umstader and Sylvia Snow; numerous grand and great-grandchildren; and two of his best friends, Terry Long and Michelle Teel.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm with a dinner to will follow at 3:00 pm. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Rapidan Hunt Club, 826 Shelby Road, Madison Va. 22727.

By preddyfuner36002353, Dec 30 2019 09:12PM

Jeanette Frances Herndon, 65 of Gordonsville, died Monday December 30, 2019 at the University of Virginia Hospital. Born September 2, 1954 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late George Cleveland Henry and Gracie Judd Walker Henry. Mrs. Herndon was retired from MPS in Gordonsville and she was a member of the Gordonsville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Ray Herndon of Gordonsville, two brothers, Dan Henry and wife Lorie of Palmyra, Jerome Henry and wife Sandy of Orange, nieces, Christina Russ (Joe) Dreama Norfleet (Robbie), nephews, Captain Matthew Henry (Jen), Nicholas Henry (Stacy) and a number of great nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 3, 2020 at the Gordonsville Baptist Church with interment to follow in Graham Cemetery in Orange. Pastor Wayne Collis will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritans Purse, c/o Gordonsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 926, Gordonsville, VA 22942.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is handling arrangements.

 

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