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MADISON COUNTY EAGLE OBITUARIES

James F. Blankenbaker
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 25 APR 2002

James Fletcher Blankenbaker, 87, of Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community, formerly of Madison, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Culpeper. Born March 24, 1915, in Madison County, he was a son of the late John William Blankenbaker and Bertha Aylor Blankenbaker. Mr. Blankenbaker was also preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Mae Blankenbaker. He was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church, an Army veteran of World War II, a retired salesman for Pioneer Seed Corn and a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Earl Hitt Blankenbaker of Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community.
A graveside funeral service was held April 22, at Hebron Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Jim Larsen officiating.
Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.


James H. Blankenbaker
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 25 APR 2002

James Henry Blankenbaker, 86, of Culpeper Retirement Home, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. Born April 2, 1916, in Madison County, he was a son of the late Henry Nelson Blankenbaker and Winaford Clore Blankenbaker. Mr. Blankenbaker was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Odd Fellow Organization 59, Culpeper VFW Post 2425 and a member of Hebron Lutheran Church. Mr. Blankenbaker was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Frances Blankenbaker.
Surviving are his wife, Katie Brown Blankenbaker of Culpeper; a daughter, Lucille W. Rapp and husband, Ronald S. Rapp of Hartfield; four sisters, Virginia Carpenter of Brightwood, Ellen Turner and Helen Burke, both of Ft. Myers, Florida and Gladys Proctor of Fredericksburg; two grandchildren, Bonnie B. Holt and husband, Dr. Frank L. Holt of Ocean Isle, North Carolina and James S. Rapp of Ferndale, Maryland; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon and Adam Holt and Daniel Rapp.
A funeral service was held Thursday, April 25, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Madison, with interment in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Haywood, with the Rev. Brian Wagner officiating.
Military honors were conducted by Culpeper VFW Post 2425 and Culpeper American Legion Post 330.


Benjamin F. Breeden
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 3 Feb 1949

B.F. Breeden Dies; Was A Retired Farmer
            Benjamin F. Breeden, a retired farmer of Syria, died at his home early Friday morning, January 28, after a long period of declining health.
            He was 79 years of age and was the son of the late Alexander Breeden and the late Martha Meadows Breeden of Madison county.
            He is survived by two daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Dewey Shiflett of Syria; Mrs. Bennie Brooks of Charlottesville. The sons, Andrew F., of Orange, Jessie L. of Charlottesville and William E., of Free Union.
            Also surviving are three brothers, David Breeden of Locust Grove, Gilbert of Montpelier and Luther of Winchester, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
            The service was conducted from the Rose Park Methodist church at Wolftown by the pastor, the Rev. James L. Clements on Sunday afternonn.
            Burial was in the family section of the Rose Park cemetery...


Audrey S. Brill
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Audrey Lee Shelton Brill, 77, of Stanardsville, died April 7, 2002, at her residence. Born October 7, 1924, she was a daughter of the late George William Shelton and Pearl Bickers Shelton. Mrs. Brill was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hunley Brill; a brother, Lloyd Shelton and two sisters, Geneva Shelton and Louise Shelton Cornell. She retired in 1989 from Greene County Department of Social Services.
Survivors include two sons, James Hunley Brill, Jr. and his wife, Diane, and William Shelton Brill and his wife, Dedris; a daughter, Barbara Brill Berry and her husband, Greg; two nieces, Stephanie Lynn Brill and Janet Cornell; a nephew, Jay Shelton; her grandchildren, Chip Deane, Paul Berry, Susan Berry Sullivan, Brent Shifflett and Carla Shifflett and great-grandchildren, Jamie and Amanda Deane and Alex Sullivan.
The funeral service was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Place, Suite 200, Charlot-tesville, Virginia.
Clore-English Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Olivia L. Bruce
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 21 MAR 2002

Olivia Lucille Bruce, 93, of Leon, died March 13, 2002, at her residence. Born February 28, 1909, in Leon, she was a daughter of the late Silas M. Bruce and Emma Shotwell Bruce. She was a homemaker and helped operate the SM Bruce and Company and the Bruce farm. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Frank Bruce and a sister, Mary Hill Bruce.
Surviving is a sister, Emily D. Bruce of Leon.
A funeral service was held March 18, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Huneycutt and Gordon George officiating. Interment was in church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Kenneth Huneycutt, 1657 Sally Lou Lane, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.
Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, was in charge of arrangements.


Lois J. Buff
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 18 APR 2002

Lois R. Jones Buff, 64, of Malvern, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at her residence. Born September 27, 1937, in Charlottesville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Earl Jones.
Survivors include her mother, Delle Catherine Nicholson Jones of Madison, a special friend, John Marshall of Madison; a daughter, Debra Catherine Buff Sessions and husband, Thomas Gregory, of Winston Salem, North Carolina; a son, Michael Patrick Buff of Gaithersburg, Maryland; a brother, Jerry Robert Jones and wife, Laura, of Oak Park; two sisters, Gertha Jones Houston of Pratts and Loretta Catherine Jones Brown of Madison; two grandchildren, Thomas Tyler Sessions and Sydney Michelle Sessions and friend, Emmett M. Buff of Catonsville, Maryland.
A funeral service will be held Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Madison, with interment in Madison Memorial Gardens. Dr. Tommy Palmer will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6359 Glen Allen, Virginia 23058 or the Madison County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 868, Madison, Virginia 22727.


Mary T. Carpenter
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 21 MAR 2002

Mary Catherine Tanner Carpenter, 87, of Madison, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born January 4, 1915, in Madison, she was a daughter of the late James William Tanner and Mattie May Tanner. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Madison United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benton Smith Carpenter; four brothers, Charlie, Hubert, Edwin and Yeager Tanner and a sister, Florine Tanner Aylor.
Survivors include two daughters, Alma Lu Car-penter Ayers and husband, Earl, of Madison and Catherine Ann Carpenter Cave and husband, George, of Fairfax; a brother, Jesse Tanner of Madison; a sister, Berta Tanner Estes of Madison and six grandchildren, Nathan V. Ayers of Richmond, Matthew B. Ayers and Jonathan E. Ayers, both of Madison, and William Benton, Rachel Catherine and Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Cave, all of Fairfax.
A graveside funeral service was held March 21, at Cedar Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Charles Stacey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 868, Madison, Virginia 22727.
Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.


Lillie W. Deal
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 25 APR 2002

Lillie Virginia Whorton Deal, 83, of Culpeper, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Countryside Home for Adults in Pratts. Born April 11, 1919, in Rappahannock County, she was a daughter of the late Biedler and Virgie Campbell Whorton. Mrs. Deal was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, active volunteer at Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center, was a caregiver for many years and a past employee at Blue Bell Jean Company in Madison. Mrs. Deal was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Lee (Doodle) Deal, Sr.; a son, Andrew Lee Deal, Jr., and several siblings.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Deal Ellington and her husband, Randy, and Linda Deal Broyles and her husband, Bobby, all of Culpeper and a son Ernest Gibbs Deal of Amissville; grandchildren, Peggy Sue Deal Durrette and her husband, Anthony Glenn, of Richmond, Lee Anne Deal Jury and her husband, Matthew, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Valerie Ellington Mills and her husband, Rodney, of Culpeper, Marty Ellington and his fiancée, Sara Aukenthaler, of Madison, Angie Ellington Woodward and her husband, Michael, of Madison, of Culpeper, Jamie Lynne Broyles and Kristina Dolan Broyles, both of Culpeper, Justin Andrew Deal, and Brandon Trent Deal, both of Amissville and Phillip Ryan Deal of Remington; three great-grandchildren, Andrew Glenn and Michael Anthony Durrette and Hope Elizabeth Jury and a number of brothers and sisters.
A funeral service was held April 24, at Bethel Baptist Church, Reva, with the Rev. Kenneth F. Huneycutt officiating. Interment was in Etlan Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wayne Baker, Gene Jenkins, Carroll Stringfellow, Bruce Cave, Harris Burke, G. C. Tutwiler, and Don and Gary Deal.
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper, was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lula Dodson
Madison Eagle, Friday 20 Jun 1930

Mrs. Melvin Dodson
            Mrs. Lula Dodson, wife of Mr. Melvin Dodson, of Nethers, died June 15, 1930, at 4:30 p.m. at the University hospital, Charlottesville. She underwent operations for appendicitis and gall stones, but pneumonia caused her death.
            The deceased was a daughter of Michael and Millie Nicholson, of Rappahannock county, and 45 years old. Besides her husband and children, she leaves a number of relatives.
            The burial was at home.

Margaret S. Estes
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 23 MAY 2002

Margaret Louise Sprinkel Estes, 87, of Rochelle, Madison County, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at University of Virginia Medical Center. Born July 22, 1914, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil Ryland Sprinkel and Nellie Lee Colvin Sprinkel. Her husband was the late James Smith Estes. She also was preceded in death by a son, James Smith Estes, Jr.; a son-in-law, Thomas Byrd Gore and three brothers, Dewitt, Welford and Irvin Sprinkel.
Mrs. Estes was a member of Rochelle Christian Church, Madison Garden Club, Montpelier Chapter of DAR, House of Burgesses’ Chapter of National Society of Colonial Dames, National Society of Magna Charta of Dames and Barows, National Descendants of Colonial Clergy, Madison County Welfare Board and Historical and Heritage Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Anne Estes Dawson and husband, John S. Dawson and Rebecca Lea Estes Gore, all of Rochelle; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Taylor Estes; a brother, Randolph Graves Sprinkel and wife, Betty, of Rochelle; two sisters, Irene Sprinkel Trimmer and husband, William, of Stanardsville and Martha Frances Sprinkel Marquardt and husband, Bruce, of Williamsburg; 10 grandchildren, John S. Dawson III and wife, Debbie, James W. Dawson and wife, Anastasia, Michael Leigh Dawson and wife, Carman, Mark A. Dawson, Charlotte Denise Laurent and her husband, Phillipe, James Smith Estes III and wife, Susan, Jenifer Joyce Ritchie and husband, Jay, Deanna Rachell Estes, Thomas William Gore, and Margaret-Anne Rebecca Gore and fiancé, Timothy Hawley; 18 great-grandchildren; five nephews; two nieces and a special friend, Sue Ross.
A funeral service was held Wednesday at Rochelle Christian Church with interment in church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Morton and the Rev. Larry Hastings officiated.
Pallbearers were, James W., Michael L., Mark A. and John S. Dawson III, James S. Estes III, T. William Gore and Timothy Hawley. Honorary pallbearers were Michael, Wayne and Brent Sprinkel, William and Sidney Trimmer and Jimmy Miller.
Memorial contributions may be made to Margaret Estes Scholarship Fund, c/o Doug Fears, Wachovia Bank, P. O. Box 326, Madison, Virginia 22727.
Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.


Frances M. Ferneyhough
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 25 APR 2002

Frances Mauck Ferneyhough, 81, of Mathews, died at her home on Friday, April 19, 2002. Born April 2, 1921, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Lonza M. and Maude Davis Mauck. Mrs. Ferneyhough was a retired keypunch operator for Trailways Buslines and Pepsi Cola Company of Charlottesville. Mrs. Ferneyhough was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Ferneyhough; a former husband, Curtis H. Gibson; a stepson, Pastor Curtis L. Gibson and two brothers, Lonza Davis Mauck and Sam Mauck and a sister, Louise Corbin.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn F. Bressler and husband, Dennis, of Titusville, Florida and Marilyn Kaye Geoghean of Mathews; a son, Kenneth D. Gibson of Huntington Beach, California; two grandchildren, Jeff Wood of Huntington Beach and Mrs. Lisa Persse of Rockledge, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Adam Williams of Rockledge; a long-time friend, Frank Tallman of Mathews; a sister-in-law, Mary Mauck of Mathews; three nieces; three great-nieces and four great-nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 22, at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, with interment in Monticello Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville. Pastor Eileen Gibson Lehmann officiated.
Memorial contributions may to made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, P.O. Box 4634 Charlottesville, Virginia 22905.


Winnie B. Gray
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 18 APR 2002

Winnie Bernice Gray, 91, of Stanley, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Oak Springs Manor in Warrenton. Born October 4, 1910, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late John Wilson Lohr and Eliza Hicks Lohr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Gospel. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband, William Otis Gray.
Surviving are eight sons, Samuel Chauncey, David Daniel, John Herbert, and Benjamin Wesley Gray, all of Stanley, Thomas Nelson Gray, Hudson Falls, New York, James Robert and Rufus Otis Gray, both of Warrenton and Joseph William Gray of Madison; a daughter, Lois Wyant of Manassas; a brother, Wing-field Lohr of Radiant; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
Thomas West and Lonnie Wyant conducted funeral services on Tuesday at Bradley Funeral Home, Luray, Interment was in the Gray family cemetery in Stanley.


Virginia T. Hill
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Virginia Thompson Hill, 88, of Stevensburg died Friday, April 5, 2002, at her residence. Born September 21, 1913, in Wellsbridge, New York, she was a daughter of the late Rev. William Mayfield Thompson and Marguerite Mae Daniel Thompson. Mrs. Hill graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1933. Throughout her adult life she was active professionally both as an educator and musician, while at the same time she was a homemaker. Before her marriage in 1940, she taught English and music in Amherst County and in Alexandria. Later taught English, forensics and drama at Culpeper County High School, teaching 27 years. She was a minister of music at Culpeper Baptist Church, a member of Stevensburg Home Demonstration Club and the American Association of University Women. She was named “Mother of the Year” for Culpeper County in 1954, by Business and Professional Women’s Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Sanford Hill; two grandchildren, David Wayne Andrews, Jr. and Susan Elizabeth Schreiner and a son-in-law, James Whittier Lewis.
Survivors include five children, Lee Hill Andrews of England, Anne Hill Schreiner and her husband, Clyde Mathias Schreiner, of Largo, Florida, Jean Sanford Hill of Claremont, California, John Sanford Hill, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Cole Hill, of Wichita Falls, Texas and William Ward Hill and his wife, Lynne Elaine Hill, of Madison; 14 grandchildren, Daniel Patrick Andrews, Kurt Edwin Schreiner, John Michael Schreiner, Paul Richard Schreiner, Mary Kathryn Valdez, Randolph Harrison Watts, Jr., Julia Harrison Watts, Stephanie Lynne Drury, Jennifer Kristin Hill, John Sanford, III, Benjamin Ward Hill, Rebecca Lynne Hill, William Cary Hill and Peter Lee Hill, all of Madison and two great-grandchildren, Judah Crutial Drury and Jonathan Hill Schreiner.
A memorial service was held April 9 at Culpeper Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Fuson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1747, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper, was in charge of arrangements.


Mary L. Hitt
Madison Eagle Online, Thursday, July 11, 2002

Mary Lee Hitt, 79, of Culpeper, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at her daughter’s residence in Madison. Born August 17, 1922, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Howard J. Berry and Annie Butler Berry. She was a charter member of the Culpeper Moose Lodge Chapter 1639. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hitt was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Breeden and Mazie Nicholson.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Lee Hitt of Culpeper; two daughters, Mary Dodson and husband, Richard, of Brightwood and Evelyn Racer of Madison; two sons, Johnny Woodard and wife, Shirley, of Unionville and David Woodard of Louisa; a stepson, Bryan Woodard of Severna Park, Maryland; a brother, Ashby Berry of Madison; a sister, Ruby Weakley of Madison; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held July 7 at Preddy Funeral Home, Madison, conducted by Pastor William Payne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911.


Mrs. Julia Jenkins
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 2 Dec 1948

MRS. JULIA A. JENKINS
            Mrs. Julia A. Jenkins, widow of the late James Noah Jenkins of Etlan, died at the residence of her Mrs. Reuben Ashby Jenkins, of Etlan on Sunday night, November 28th, after a lingering illness.
            She was in the 88th year of her age and was the daughter of the late James W. Butler and the late Jane Cubbage Butler of Madison county. She has been a widow for nearly 17 years and has been residing with her only son, Reuben Ashby Jenkins, following her husband's death.
            Besides her son, she leaves 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            Since she has been a member for many years of the Bethlehem Methodist church at Nethers, the services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.L. Clements... The interment was held in the family section of the Etlan Methodist cemetery...


Thomas Jenkins
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 22 July 1948

Thomas Jenkins, Age 81 Dies At Nethers Home
(Contributed)
            Mr. Thomas Jenkins, age 81 years, and a well known and highly respected citizen of Nethers, Madison County, died at his home in Nethers on Saturday night, July 17th, after an illness of about nine months.
            He was the son of the late Joseph Jenkins and the late Sarah Jenkins of Madison County and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Jones Jenkins. There were no children.
            He was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church where services were held on Monday afternoon, July 19th, with the pastor, Rev. James L. Clements officiating.
           The burial was held in the Etlan Methodist Cemetery at Etlan, Madison County, Va.
            The Geest Funeral Home of Culpeper and Criglersville were in charge of the services.


Mrs. Elizabeth Knighting
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 23 Apr 1942

MRS. E.S. KNIGHTING
            Mrs. Elizabeth S. Knighting, wife of John W. Knighting, died April 18 at her home near Syria.
            The daughter of the late Robert and Harriet Southard, she was 74 years of age.
            She is survived by 13 children, Jesse of Winchester, Casper of Stephenson, Va., Ernest of Washington, Elmer of Staunton, Warnie of Harrisonburg, Wilson of Syria, Johnnie of Winston, Mrs. Ellie Knighting of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Virgie Weakley of Brightwood, Mrs. Mae Haines of Etlan, Mrs. Luna Rosson of Reva, Mrs. Elsie Ryder of Lignum and Miss Lillie Knighting of Syria. She leaves also, one brother, Mr. Johnny Southard, 73 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
            Pallbeareres at the funeral which was held Sunday, April 19, were Shelton and Samuel Knighting, Thomas and Charles Haines, Clarence Rosson and Madison Weakley, all grandsons.
            ...
            Geest and Aylor were funeral directors.


Larry W. Knighting
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 21 MAR 2002

Larry Wayne Knighting, 48, of Locust Grove, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at his residence. He was born October 6, 1953, in Culpeper. Mr. Knighting was a self-employed plum-ber, contractor and former CEO for TCI of Virginia, working most of his life in the cable TV industry, a graduate of Culpeper High School in 1972 and a member of Highway Assembly of God Church in Fredericksburg.
Survivors include his wife, Linda C. Knighting of Locust Grove; his father, John W. Knighting and wife, Nancy, of Madison; his mother, Anna Marie Waugh and husband, Bill, of Culpeper; stepchildren, Kelly Anne Louque of Locust Grove, Joni E. Louque and Ronald J. Louque, II, both of Ruckersville; a son, Zachary Cullop of Brightwood; a sister, Judy Tharpe of Culpeper; three step-sisters, Stephanie Dudley of Charlottesville, Linda Knighting and Lenora Knighting, both of Madison and a number of uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Thursday, at 7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. March 21, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. Pastor Dick Jackson will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Rapidan, P. O. Box 1715, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.


Alice G. Lohr
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 23 MAY 2002

Alice Gordon Lohr, 82, of Orange, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at her residence. Born July 14, 1919, in Syria, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Franklin Gordon and Mamie Richards Gordon. Mrs. Lohr was retired from Stromberg-Carlson of Charlottesville and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Orange. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Belvin L. Lohr; a brother, L. Glenn Gordon and five brothers-in-law.
Survivors include a brother, Douglas M. Gordon of Syria; three sisters, Thelma G. Terry of Orange, Frances G. Hicks and Ada B. Gordon, both of Syria; a number of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held May 18, from Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment in Walker’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Madison Mills with the Rev. Forest Porter officiating.
Pallbearers were James W. Finks, James E. Tucker, Russell Lohr, Thomas Lohr, Raymond Davis and Royce Hughes.


James F. McDaniel, Sr.
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 18 APR 2002

James Franklin McDan-iel, Sr., 66, of Madison, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at his home. Born April 14, 1936, in Wolftown, he was a son of the late Claude and Effie Breeden McDaniel.
Survivors include a son, James Franklin McDaniel, Jr. of Madison; four daughters, Wanda Carpenter, Brenda Weakley, Rose Marie McDaniel and Melissa Lamb, all of Madison; two stepchildren, Jamie Lamb and Elijah Lamb; two brothers, Lewis McDaniel of Madison and Carroll McDaniel of Burkeville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a special friend and companion, Barbara Lamb.
A funeral service was held at Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque, Pastor Ronnie Sipes officiating. Interment was in Rose Park Cemetery, Wolftown.


Edna W. Nicholson
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Edna Dorccas Weakley Nicholson, 74, of Orange, died Sunday, April 7, 2002. Born August 2, 1927, in Culpeper County, she was a daughter of the late Waverly Madison Weakley and Virgie Knighting Weakley. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nicholson was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold McKinley Nicholson; a daughter Marjorie Edna Nicholson and two sisters, Carrie Ella Smith and Mildred Jane Weakley.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Harold Nicholson of Barboursville, Stevie McKinley Nicholson of Richmond and Mark Andrew Nicholson of Rhoadesville; two sisters, Lillie Elizabeth Weakley Dyer of Orange and Nellie Clore of Madison; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 10, at North Pamunkey Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Rev. Jeff White officiated.
Pallbearers were deacons of the church.


James Polk Nicholson
Madison Eagle, Friday 11 Jul 1930

            James Polk Nicholson, a Confederate veteran, died July 2, 1930 at the home of his son, Mr. J.R. Nicholson, with whom he lived at Nethers. He was 85 years old.
            His request was to be buried in an army casket, which was furnished by Mr. H.L. Bowler, the undertaker.                                                                                                           
Roosevelt Nicholson
Madison Eagle, Thursday 16 Jul 1964

            Roosevelt Nicholson, 61, of Hoover Road, Reva, died suddenly Monday, July 13, death reportedly of a heart attack.
            Nicholson, a carpenter, was working on construction of a house Monday afternoon, at Routes 646 and 612 when death came. The Culpeper Rescue Squad was called and summoned Dr. W.B. Cave, pf Madison, who pronounced the victim dead.
            He was born December 9, 1903, son of the late James and Cynthia Corbin Nicholson. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maxie Corbin Nicholson, two brothers: Walter Nicholson of Brightwood and Daniel Nicholson of Charlestown, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Anita Nicholson of Leon, Mrs. Charles Mills and Mrs. John Nicholson both of Culpeper.
            Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday, at two o’clock in Bethel Baptist Church, Culpeper, with burial in the church cemetery.                                                
Henry S. Rider
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 28 Jan 1943

HENRY SAMUEL RIDER
            Henry Samuel Rider, well known and successful farmer and orchardist, died suddenly the morning of Jan. 19th, 1943 at his home near Etlan, Va.
            He was the son of the late Alfred Thomas Rider and the late Margaret Ann Jenkins Rider. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. W.P. Jenkins of Winston, Mrs. I.J. Utz of Banco, Mrs. Lyle Jenkins of Culpeper and Mrs. Knox Gibbs of Winston, and seven sons; Winston of Sellersville, Pa.; Watson of Lahore, Kirby of Winston, Willis of Rapidan, Sheldon and Silver of Etlan and Edward Lee in the U.S. Army, also 2 brothers, Oscar and Porter of Etlan and Joseph L., of West Chester, Pa. A sister, Mrs. Minnie E. Donald of Brunswick, Ga., 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
            Mr. Rider was a member of the Etlan Methodist Church from which his funeral took place Thursday, Jan. 21st, at 2:30 p.m., with his pastor, Rev. T.J. Cassell assisted by Rev. P.H. Chelf of Flint Hill, conducting the services with burial in the church cemetery by the side of his wife the late Mrs. Terah Catherine Rider, who died two years ago...


Mary E. Rollins
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Mary Elizabeth Rollins, 50, of Madison, died April 9, 2002, at her residence. Born July 15, 1951, in Charlottesville, she was a daughter of the late Roy Dunnivan. Mrs. Rollins was employed by Ridgid-Kollmann of Orange.
Survivors include her mother, Eleanor Knight Dunnivan of Madison; her husband, William Rollins of Orange; two sons, Michael L. Rollins and friend, Stephanie Henry and Brandon M. Rollins, of Orange; two brothers; Royce W. Dunnivan and wife, Linda, of Raleigh, North Carolina and Bruce Dunnivan and wife, Karen, of Ruckersville; two sisters, Beverley Knighton and husband, Dale, and Robin Clatterbuck and husband, Cary, all of Madison and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. from Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment in Madison Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jeff Shifflett will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers named are Jeffrey Knighton, Robert Harvey, Keny Helbert, Bill Miller, Wayne Knight, Monty Dunnivan, Greg Clark and Adam Henry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911.


Mrs. Lucy R. Shifflett
Madison County Eagle Thursday 4 Mar 1948

Last Rites Held For Mrs. O.N. Shifflett
(Contributed)
            Mrs. Lucy Rebecca Shifflett, widow of the late Octave N. Shifflett, died at 9:20 o'clock Saturday night, Feb. 7 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.F. Hall, Sr., 711 Nalle Street, Charlottesville.
            Mrs. Shifflett was formerly a native of Madison county, daughter of the late Noah W. and Angeline Coates Price, and was 78 years of age. Besides Mrs. Hall, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. W.J. Collier of Waldorf, Md.; Mrs. L.E. Arthur of Charlottesville and Mrs. W.I. Herring of Elkton; three sons, N.W. Shifflett of Charlottesville; W.H. Shifflett of Rochelle and C.F. Shifflett of Atlanta, Ga., and one sister, Mrs. Lee Lindsay of near Radiant. There are 32 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
            Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10 at the Bethel Methodist church, at Rochelle, of which she had been a faithful member for many years. The services were conducted by Rev. G.C. Smith, pastor of Bethel Methodist church, assisted by Rev. R.K. Richardson, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Charlottesville...


Charlie Davis Sisk
Madison Eagle 27 Apr 1961

            Charlie Davis Sisk, 90, and native of Madison County, died Tuesday, April 18, in a Staunton Hospital. He was a retired stonemason.
            The son of the late Sarah Hurt Sisk and Layton Sisk, he leaves his wife, Hedrick Hessie Sisk; two sons, Charles Sisk of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Ather Sisk, of Alexandria, four daughters, Mrs. Haywood Nicholson and Mrs. Bennie Sisk, both of Madison, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Stanley; and Mrs. William Van Leewin of Phoenix, Arix.; one sister, Mrs. Alpha Breeden of Alexandria, thirty-one grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
            The funeral was held April 20 at two o’clock in the Etlan Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.                                                                                                        
Dorothy R. Smith
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2002

Dorothy Frances Rider Smith, 87, of Etlan, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at her residence. Born June 24, 1914, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Porter Rider and Maude Southard Rider and the wife of the late James Henry Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Mae Smith Murray of Etlan and Barbara Smith Myers of Charlottesville; four grandchildren, John D. (Bucky) Murray III and wife, Diane, of Brightwood, James Oscar Murray and wife, Temple, of Etlan, Jeffrey Scott Rebich and wife, Melissa, of Massanutten and Stephanie Gail Murray of Etlan and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Madison, conducted by the Rev. Murray (Sal) Sallinger and the Rev. Danny White. Interment will follow in Etlan Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Rapidan, P. O. Box 1715, Culpeper, Virginia 22701 or to Etlan United Methodist Church, HC 6, Box 191, Etlan, Virginia 22719.


Odie B. Smith, Jr.
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 2 MAY 2002

Odie Breckenridge Smith, Jr. of Brightwood, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Smith was a son of the late Odie Breckenridge Smith, Sr. and Gertie Cubbagge Smith. He was a retired self-employed logger and an Army veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James H. and Edward C. Smith and four sisters, Zannis Tindall, Jessie S. Leathers, Bessie Smith and Leona S. Pense.
Survivors include his wife, Jane B. Smith and a son, Jodie Breckenridge Smith, both of Brightwood; a brother, Thomas O. Smith of Madison and two sisters, Annie Belle Nicholson of Madison and Dorothy Sessoms and husband, Clay, of Orange Park, Florida.
A funeral service was held April 28, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Madison, with Pastor Josh Shifflett officiating. Interment was in Etlan Cemetery.


Bertha Price Tucker
Madison County Eagle Thursday 16 Jul 1942

MRS. BERTHA TUCKER
            Bertha Price Tucker died July 9. Had she lived until July 12 she would have been 69 years of age.
            She was the youngest daughter of the late Noah and Angeline Price.
            She is survived by her husband, William Tucker, one son, Leslie and two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lindsay and Mrs. Lucy Shifflett. She leaves also five grandchildren.
            She was laid to rest in Walker's Chapel Cemetery with J.C. Clore in charge of funeral arrangements.


Harold E. Tuel
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Harold Edward (Kojak) Tuel, 79, of Leon, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at his residence. Born May 26, 1922, in Culpeper County, he was a son of the late Harry Lee Tuel and Anna Mildred Spicer Tuel. Mr. Tuel was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from Culpeper County Police Department and was currently employed at Prince Michel Vineyard and Omni Services, Inc., as a security guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Tuel; a grandson, Anthony Shore; four brothers, William, Doc, James and Jimmy Tuel and a sister, Evelyn Tuel.
Surviving are two daughters, Robena Mae Britton of Leon and Lillian Carol Peel of Culpeper; a son, Tim Martin of Alexandria; a brother, Gene Allen Tuel of Culpeper; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 10 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, Culpeper with interment in Fairview Cemetery with military honors provided by Culpeper American Legion Post 330 and Culpeper VFW Post 2524.
Pallbearers were Eugene Zones, Jackie and Wayne Shore, Rick Brown, Teddie, Steven and Thomas Backe and Rocky Peters.


James W. Twyman
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 25 APR 2002

James William Twyman, 83, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Twyman’s Mill, Madison County, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Riverview Care Center in Essex, Maryland. Born December 8, 1918, in Madison County, he was a son of the late Charles E. Twyman and Amy Mahanes Twyman. He was also preceded in death by a son, James E. Twyman. Mr. Twyman was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired engineer for Martin Aircraft of Baltimore and a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Danna T. Gibson and husband, Framton, of Spruce Pine, North Carolina; two sisters, Sue Schmigel of Baltimore and Nancy James of Aurora, Colorado; two grandchildren, Amber Miller and Andy Gibson, both of Spruce Pine; three nieces, Debbie Coiner, Pamela Amos and Temple Ann Fox; five nephews, Robert Yowell, Robert, Charles and David James and Edwin Lewis Twyman.
A graveside memorial service was held April 2, at 11 a.m. in Walker’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Bill Clayton officiating.
Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, was in charge of arrangements.


Major Thornton Smith
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 1 Apr 1943

MAJOR THORNTON SMITH
            Major Thornton Smith, 73, died Saturday, March 20, at his home Montpelier Station. Funeral services were held at Preddy Funeral Home the following Monday by the Rev. O.T. Kelly, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Interment was in Graham cemetery.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Molli Berry Smith, two sons, E.G. and Irving Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Inez Nicholson and Miss Idella Smith; two brothers, Henry Smith of Madison and James Smith of Culpeper; three sisters, Mrs. Mahta Weakley of Syria, Mrs. Aldridge Nicholson andMrs. Laura Berry, both of Syria, and Mrs. Babie Yowell of Culpeper.


Wesley Y. Smith
Madison Eagle, Friday 20 Jun 1930

Wesley Y. Smith
            Wesley Y. Smith died June 12, 1930, at his home in the Syria section.
            Mr. Smith was 89 years old. He had lived an honorable life, having been industrious and frugal. Through honest toil he was enable to lay up for himself and family a competency for old age.
            He leaves a widow of ripe age, two sons and four daughters to mourn their loss.
            …
            The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.M. Mosser, at the home place. Mr. H.L. Bowler was the undertaker.                                                                            
Mrs. Emma Susan Tanner
Madison County Eagle, Thursday 12 Mar 1942

MRS. EMMA SUSAN TANNER
            Mrs. Emma Susan Tanner, widow of the late George Tanner of Aylor, Madison county, died early Tuesday morning, March 3, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Broyles, after a period of declining health. She was in the 85th year of her life.
            She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Cave and the late Frank Mauck of Page county. She was twice married. Her first marriage was to the late Silas Fincham and from this marriage she reared a family of eight children of whom six are surviving.
            The sons are Alex, Franklin, James Lee and Joseph David Fincham, all located in Virginia.
            The daughters are Mrs. Virginia Loyd of Spottsylvania, Mrs. Ellis McDaniel of Orange, and Mrs. Ernest Broyles of Aylor.
            She was a member of the Oak Grove Methodist church of Aylor and services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J.T. Cassell on Wednesday afternoon, March 4, from the residence with burial in the family cemetery...


Mrs. Emily Frances Weakley
Madison County Eagle           Friday, 30 May 1930

THE DEATH RECORD
Mrs. James K. Weakley
            Mrs. Emily Frances Weakley died Monday morning, May 26, 1930, at the home of her son, Mr. Eppa Weakley, at Nethers.
            Mrs. Weakley was born Oct. 36, 1844, in Rappahannock county. Dec. 25, 1866, she was married to Mr. James K. Weakley, who survives his true and loving helpmeet of more than 60 years, and their home was at Nethers. The past winter owing to the infimities of age they went to live with their son, in whose home they have been tenderly cared for. They had eight children, four surviving as follows: Mrs. Ida Collins, of Davis, W.Va.; Mrs. Frank McAlister, of Culpeper; Mrs. James W. Weakley, of Springfield, Ill., and Mr. E.K. Weakley, of Nethers.
            Mrs. Weakley had been a member of Bethlehem M.E. church for almost 60 years…
            Rev. J.B. Pettus, her pastor, conducted her funeral at Bethlehem church Tuesday…                                                                                                                                  
J.K. WEAKLEY
Madison County Eagle Friday, 13 Jun 1930

THE DEATH RECORD
J.K. Weakley
            J.K. Weakley, a venerable countyman, died June 5, 1930, at the home of his son, Mr. E.H. Weakley, at Nethers. Mr. Weajley survived his wife just 10 days…
            Mr. Weakley was 86 years old and is survived by a number of children and grandchildren.
            His funeral Friday at Bethlehem M.E. church was attended by a large concourse and conducted by the family pastor, Rev. J.B. Pettus.
            Both Mr. and Mrs. Weakley were buried in walnut coffins made by Mr. Jones, of Nethers. Mr. H.L. Bowler being funeral director at each burial.


Mildred J. Weakley
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 11 APR 2002

Mildred Jane Weakley, 90, of Orange, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at her residence. Born October 30, 1911, in Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Waverly Madison Weakley and Virgie Knighting Weakley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Ella Smith and Edna Weakley Nicholson; three brothers, Madison Weakley, Vander Lewis Weakley and Nelson Weakley. She was a retired farmer and an ordained minister, a member of Lake Anna Pentecostal Church and attended Wolftown Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Lillie Elizabeth Weakley Dyer and husband, O’Coy L. Dyer of Orange and Nellie Clore of Madison and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. from Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment in Etlan Cemetery, Madison County. The Rev. Sheldon Nierman and Pastor Jeff Shifflett will officiate.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.


Virginia D. Whitlock
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE, THURSDAY 21 MAR 2002

Virginia Daniel Whitlock, 39 and holding, of Orange, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Orange County Nursing Home. Born in Graves Mill, Madison County, she was a daughter of the late William E. Daniel and Martha Lillard Daniel. Her husband was the late Robert L. Whitlock. Mrs. Whitlock was a member of Orange Baptist Church and a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Orange Volunteer Fire Company.
Surviving are two sisters, Elna D. White of Wolftown and Margueritte Southerland of Harrisonburg and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service was held March 20, in Graham Cemetery, Orange, with Dr. Stanley Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orange Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 367, Orange, Virginia 22960.
Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, was in charge of arrangements.


 Mazie M. Yowell
MADISON EAGLE ONLINE- THURSDAY 9 MAY 2002

Mazie M. Yowell, 88, of Culpeper, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. Born August 25, 1913, in Slate Mills, she was a daughter of the late Arnold Weakley and Sarah K. Hawkins Weakley. Mrs. Yowell was a member of Novum Baptist Church, a wife, mother and grandmother who loved her home, cooking and flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester B. Yowell; three brothers, Raymond, Carroll and Walter B. Weakley and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Campbell.
Surviving are four children, Lester A., Evelyn M. and Randolph B. Yowell, all of Culpeper and Mary Louise Jenkins of Brightwood; four grandsons, David A. Yowell, Donald W. Yowell and his companion, Debbie Breeden and Edward Lee Yowell and his wife, Laurie, all of Culpeper and Jason R. Yowell of Ruckersville and two great-granddaughters, Rayna Marie and Amanda Jean Yowell.
A funeral service was held May 4 at Found and Sons Chapel with Pastor Jeff Light officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David A., Donald W., Edward L. and Jason R. Yowell, Charles Henry Weakley and James Marvin Jenkins.