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By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 16 2020 05:14PM

Michael Kent Kline, 65, of Madison, Va., passed away on November 14, 2020. Born in Manassas in 1955, he was the son of the late Harley and Vera Kline.

Mr. Kline was a farmer much of his life, working a dairy farm in Manassas, where he was raised, and later farmed in Madison County. He had most recently retired from Culpeper Co-Op where he worked for over 20 years. During his younger years, Mr. Kline loved working on muscle cars with friends and was a lifelong fan of MOPAR. Collecting firearms and shooting were hobbies of his and deer season always brought friends to the farm for early breakfasts and days hunting out on the farm. Mr. Kline will be remembered for his fun and good nature. He was a man that would take care of things that needed to be done and always willing to lend a hand and his experience to others. He loved his family dearly and his passing is greatly felt.

Those that survive him are his wife Lisa, his son Michael Kline and wife Beverlee of Rockingham County, his son Jason Kline and wife Mirna of Madison County, and stepdaughter Anna-Lise' Bohrer of Locust Dale; three siblings, Kathy Miller and husband David of Pa;, Ruth Mickelberry and husband David of Madison County, Christa Harrell and husband Louis of Manassas; four grandchildren Isabella, Brian, Nadia, and Emmett.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 20, 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. Due to the restrictions on gatherings, the service will be for family only.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 16 2020 05:12PM

Charlotte Otelia Wells passed away November 11, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband William Wells Sr. Along with her parents Anna Campbell Parker and Daniel Campbell Sr., her brother Daniel Campbell Jr her daughter Lisa Douglas her son Gregory Wells.

Mrs. Wells was born August 21, 1938 to Anna Campbell Parker and Daniel Campbell Sr. in Louisa, Virginia. She attended Louisa County schools and graduated from AG Richardson High in 1956. Charlotte worked different places before finding her career as a Finance Manager for Medical Facilities of America. After retiring she went on to pursue her true passion, teaching others about Jehovah God and his son Jesus. In 2000 She became a regular pioneer dedicating 70 hours or more each month in the preaching and teaching work. Mrs. Wells served as a regular pioneer right up until her death. It didn’t matter who you were, or where you were, if you were in hearing range, she told you about Jehovah and his kingdom. Mrs. Wells enjoyed traveling and attending the sporting events of her children and grandchildren. She had a large family, physically and spiritually that she wanted to always be around. If there was a gathering, she was there, dancing and smiling.

Mrs. Wells leaves to cherish her memory six children William Wells Jr (Bernice), Saundra Taylor (Paul), Sherman Wells, Marquita Minor, Christie Smith (Jacob),, Jason Wells (Erin). 20 Grandchildren Christopher Wells, William Wells III

Veronica Jean-Pierre Brentton Taylor Tunisia Douglas Shannon Douglas

April Forbes Heather Minor Frank Minor Felice Minor Karistan Smith

Calvin Smith Kasey Smith Eric Greer Ondraya Wells Dimitri Smith Zion Wells

Ashley Meyer Anthony Williams and Jamirah Grooms.

29 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Three sisters Debra Bowers, Eunice Holland (Roy) and Lois Roberts (Donald) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Wells family thanks everyone for their phone calls, cards, and prayers. It was deeply appreciated. A thank you to the nursing staff of At Home Care as well as Kindred Hospice for their loving and professional care of our mother and grandmother. A very special thank you to Glenda Maphis for the special attention given to our mother.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 16 2020 03:31PM

Mary Frances Butler, 75 of Bumpass, died Saturday November 14, 2020 at her residence. Born October 21, 1945 in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Welford Dunnivan and Elizabeth Duvall Dunnivan.

Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband Ivor Thomas Butler, two daughters, Frances Dulancey (Bryan), Bonnie Butler, two sons, Kenneth Butler (Laurie), Thomas Smith, one brother, Lewis Dunnivan, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Smith Virts, a son, Leroy “Henry” Smith, a brother, Bobby Dunnivan, four sisters, Ann Thompson, Rosa Mae Hamm, Eva Butler and Ruby Walker.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday November 19, 2020 at the family cemetery on Buckner Road in Bumpass with Pastor William Payne officiating.

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is handling arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 12 2020 04:31PM

Twyman Eugene “Nutty” Braxton, 42, departed this life on November, 7, 2020 at his mother’s residence in Louisa. He was born at the University of Virginia Hospital on February 11, 1978.

He is survived by his mother, Debra Pendleton and his father, Twyman Scott both of Louisa, one sister, Lolita Reed and husband Charles of Upper Marlboro, MD, his paternal grandmother, Elissa Scott of Louisa, two nephews, Joshua and Justin Reed and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Larry Pendleton, maternal grandmother, Gladys Carter and paternal grandfather, Calvin Scott.

Nutty attended Louisa County Public Schools. Thereafter he resided in Manassas where he was employed by P&P Power Wash. He later returned to Louisa to be closer to his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed landscaping, babysitting his nephews, cooking, dancing and helping others. Nutty will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday November 14, 2020 at the Pendleton Family Cemetery, Dell Perkins Road, Louisa, Virginia

Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville handled arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 10 2020 06:53PM

Jane “Janie” Elizabeth Wilson, 51, of Belleview Ave. Orange died on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. Born September 13, 1969 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Thurman D. Wilson and Mabel Holiday Sacra Wilson.

Janie is survived by a brother Randy Lewis Wilson of Doswell; a sister Linda Goodwin and husband Curtis of Barboursville; a sister in law Janice Wilson of Orange; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at the Graham Cemetery. Pastor Pam Edelman will officiate. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 10 2020 04:05PM

Caroline Watts, 69, died November 8, 2020 at her home in Madison, VA of a glioblastoma brain tumor. Caroline was born December 30, 1950 in Charleston, WV, the daughter of Matthew Williamson Watts and Evelyn Green Fray Watts. She graduated from Madison County High School, Mary Baldwin College and Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was a member of the first class that accepted women. At W & L, she was a Burks Scholar Teaching Fellow and finalist in the Moot Court competition. After graduation, Caroline clerked for the Honorable H. E. Widener, Jr., Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She returned to Madison to join Watts and Watts and practice law with her father, as he had with his father in Charleston. Caroline was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney of Madison County 1984-1995 and Madison County Clerk of the Circuit Court 1995-2009. She loved serving the people of Madison County and embodied her campaign slogan “she cares enough to do her best”. Caroline was an enthusiastic nature photographer of the Blue Ridge region, Greenbrier County, WV and throughout Madison County. With camera in hand, she also explored the American Southwest, Greek islands, Cayman Islands, and Nairobi National Park. She was awarded 1st place by Virginia Wildlife in 1994 for her beautiful photograph of water lilies in bloom. Caroline was an active Master Naturalist, accomplished equestrian and member of the Madison Choral Society. She enjoyed bird watching and cultivating native plants. She was a Life Member of Madison County Rescue Squad. Caroline was devoted to her family, friends, and constituents and as a caregiver to her parents in their later years. Family members who were the recipients of her numerous greeting cards, generous care packages and thoughtful gifts called her “the best.”

Caroline is survived by siblings Laura W. Williamson, of Blackstone, J. Blackburn Watts (Vickie), of Brightwood, John W. Watts, of Crozet, Evelyn W. Way (Dave) of Spotsylvania, as well as nieces and nephews whom she adored: Caroline W. Herath (Jeff), Matthew L. Williamson, Laura K. Mondrey (Carlos), Jo B. Watts, Justin A. Watts (Joanna), David P. Way, Helen W. Blazek (Ken) and Evelyn Elizabeth W. Thomas. Great-nieces and nephews include Christopher and Michael Herath, Jesse and Jasper Mondrey, Amelia and Madelyn Watts, Lily, Kenny, Eliza and Eleanor Blazek, and Sawyer Thomas. The family looks forward to gathering with friends in the Spring to share memories of Caroline, when risks of meeting in person are lessened. Memorial gifts may be made to Madison County Rescue Squad or to the Madison Chapter Salvation Army where Caroline was a faithful bellringer.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 9 2020 07:44PM

Peter Panczyszyn, 73, of Orange passed away on Friday November 6, 2020 at his residence. Born on November 15, 1947 in Ettlingen Germany, he was an Army veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alicia Ann Romano Panczyszyn.

He is survived by his mother, Olga Blethen Panczyszyn, of High Point, NC., daughters, Dana Lee Kyrish and husband Brad, of Leander, Tx., Renee Michele Panczyszyn, of Bayonne, NJ., a son, Eric Peter Panczyszyn and wife Michele, of Centreville, Va., brothers, David Blethen and wife Irena, of Glen Spey, NY., Joe Blethen and wife Chrow, of Haymarket, Va., sisters, Lesia Collins, of Pompton Lake NJ., Irene Abbott, of High Point NC., and grandchildren, Emmaline, Zoey, and Liliana Panczyszyn, and Mason and Harper Scott.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Culpeper National Cemetery, with military honors. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 4 2020 02:29PM

Matthew “Mack” Randolph Davis was born on July 25, 1932 in Charlottesville, Virginia to Thomas and Zadie (Winkey) Davis. Mack went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2020. He peacefully departed this Earth at home, surrounded by loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 65 years, Cynthia, his son Gregory (Greg), and Greg's wife, Pearl. He was also preceded in death by a number of siblings, including 3 brothers, Wilber, Wilson, and Alvin Davis, and 6 sisters, Charlotte Anthony, Marjorie Carter, Marion Locker, Genevieve Beasley, Lucy Beasley, and Mary Magdalene Davis.

Mack graduated from the Albemarle Training School in 1949. He retired from Sperry Marine after 26 years. While Mack did well in school and led a successful career, there’s no doubt he stood tallest on the baseball mound. As young player in Central Virginia’s Negro Leagues, Mack quickly made a name for himself as an ace pitcher. In the 25 plus years he played for the Barboursville Giants, opposing hitters shuddered at the thought of his fast ball and drop pitch. When the time came to hang up his cleats, Mack passed his glove and love for the game on to his sons, who carried on his legacy in softball leagues around the state. On any summer or fall day, he could be found watching a game on TV in his favorite recliner. He cheered loudly from Barboursville when his Washington Nationals won the World Series in 2019.

He was a sweet spirit that lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, spending time with family and friends, conversing about his early years spent in Newark, New Jersey and serving the Lord. Mack was a faithful and longtime member of the Blue Run Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon, Trustee, and member of both the Senior Choir and the Male Chorus until his passing. He was also a lifetime member of the NAACP and active in the Orange County Chapter.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Doris L. Brock. One sister-in-law, Bertha Rucker (Walter) and a brother-in-law, Herman Smith (Marcia). Three sons: Matthew “Rick” (Darlene), Keith, and Stanley (Sharon); eight grandchildren: Aaron, Marques, Olacynth (BJ), Sarajanee, Cadessa, Quinn, Stanley II, and Sydney; seven great-grandchildren: Aaron, Amya, Jayden, Kyra, Dominic, Kaylee, Beau, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mack was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and a friend to all who knew him.

By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 3 2020 04:15PM

Mary Frances Campbell, 84, of Madison, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born on April 23, 1936 to the late Roy Carey and Annie Belle French Carey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Mac Campbell; sons, Michael Campbell and Jeffery Campbell; brothers, Joe Carey, William Carey, Leroy Carey, John Carey, Henry Carey; sisters, Shelva Richards, Emma Jasper, Julia Armstead, Laura Skew,, and Florence Marshall.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Beasley and husband Irvin, and Denise Campbell; sons, William Campbell, John Campbell, Paul Campbell and wife Tammy; brothers Arthur Carey and Jacob Carey; sister, Mardi Street;

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison conducted by Pastor Frank Lewis. Interment will be in the Gordon-Beasley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday at the funeral home.

By preddyfuner36002353, Oct 31 2020 05:36PM

Douglas George Dodson, SR., 75 of Madison County, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. Born June 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Ross George Dodson and Elsie Weakley Dodson.

Doug is survived by his wife of 55 years, and the love of his life, Dorcas Collier Dodson, one son, D.G. Dodson, Jr , and his wife, Amy, two grandchildren, Ashley Dodson and fiancé Sean Costello, and Darren Dodson and fiancé, Lydia Jacobs. In addition, Doug is survived by two brothers, Donny Dodson, and his wife Sue, and Larry Dodson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Coleman, a sister in law, Betty Dodson, and a nephew, Dennis Lam.

Doug served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division, specializing in Paratroops Operations and was stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. He was later stationed in the Dominican Republic during the Dominican Civil War. He completed over 25 jumps during his 4 years of service.

After the Army, Doug started a career in the glass business, He worked for Virginia Glass Company throughout the 1970’s and started his own business, with his son, DG, named Jefferson Glass Company. Doug would later purchase with his son, DG, and his brother, Larry, Virginia Glass Company, Glass and Plastics and Waynesboro Glass before retiring in 2001. Doug loved working in the glass business and the relationships he built with his customers and his employees were always very important to him. He believed business deals were sealed with a handshake.

After retiring, when he wasn’t spending time on his tractor, taking care of his horses and cows, Doug enjoyed his cross – country trips. He and wife would plan these trips and make sure to stop in each state along the way, having visited every state in the Continental U.S.

Doug also enjoyed spending time with family at their beach house at Cape Charles in the Chesapeake Bay Area. He loved to fish and spend time on his boat with family and friends. Cape Charles became a ritual for family every July 4th.

Doug leaves behind many stories he often shared with family about his adventures throughout his life. Family often joked that he should have written a book. His stories were always entertaining, whether they made you laugh or cry. He had a way with words that will not soon be forgotten.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville for the wonderful care Doug received before his passing.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by Pastor Eddie Deane with interment in Lydia Pentecostal Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.