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Cutler, Anne Haughwout - Williamsburg  
WILLIAMSBURG - Anne Haughwout Cutler, 97, of Bucktrout Lane, passed away at Riverside Doctors Hospital on July 14, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Lefferd Haughwout and the late Virginia Braithwaite Haughwout. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA, is entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 29, 2015
Downs, Priscilla Fuller - Williamsburg  
WILLIAMSBURG - Priscilla Fuller Downs, of Williamsburg, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1924 in Springfield, Massachusetts and was the daughter of Everett and Gertrude Fuller. With her parents and her brother, Everett, Priscilla grew up in Woodbury, NJ and she then travelled on her own to Williamsburg, VA where she attended and graduated from The College of William and Mary. After her graduation in 1946, she took her first job at Reynolds Metals in Richmond, testing Reynolds Wrap. It was in Richmond where she fell in love and married L. McCarthy Downs, Jr., known as Mac, and they lived in Richmond and later moved to Charles City County on the Chickahominy River, where she and Mac lived 30 wonderful years. Priscilla took great pride in her volunteer work at Williamsburg Community Hospital. A few years after Mac passed away in 1998, Priscilla moved to Williamsburg Landing where she lived happily for the next 14 years. Priscilla's family is comforted that she will be put to rest beside her beloved husband, Mac, and daughter, Ann, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Charles City. Priscilla is survived by her two sons; Mac Downs of New Kent and his wife Marta and their two daughters, Anne and Terry and Anne's husband, Dave; and her son, Willie Downs, of New Kent and his wife Debbie and their two daughters, Genevieve and Melisande and Genevieve's husband, Casey. Priscilla enjoyed very much participating fully in the lives of all her children and grandchildren. The grave side service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army office in your area or to any other favorite charity.
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 29, 2015
Horne III, Richard C. - Williamsburg  
WILLIAMSBURG - Richard C. Horne III, 95, passed away peacefully on July 20th. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mitzi and brother Boyd. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a 1942 graduate of Virginia Military Institute and proudly served his country with distinction in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for 30 years, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. During his long military career, he participated in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After his military career he was very involved with his VMI brother rats in the class of 1942. Unfailing polite and cordial to all, he was the epitome of a Virginia gentleman. He is survived by his brother Greg, three sons and their wives, Richard of Alexandria, Virginia and his wife Kathleen, James of Falls Church, Virginia and his wife Barbara, and John of Williamsburg and his wife Susan, along with five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family is forever grateful to Ruth Ellinger and Brian Gregory for all their years of loving care and support. Interment will take place at a later date in Falls Church, Virginia
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 23, 2015
McCoy, Charles C. - Mechanicsville  
WILLIAMSBURG - Mr. Charles Clark McCoy, of Mechanicsville, died at home on Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born on June 7, 1918 in Penniman, Va. and was the son of Mac and Ida McCoy. Penniman was the site of Dupont Plant #37, a munitions plant where Mr. McCoy's father worked as a chemist. After one year at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, he continued his education through his lifelong thirst for knowledge. Mr. McCoy served in WWII, first in the Merchant Marines where he held a marine engineer's license, and then in the Coast Guard, where he rose to the rank of warrant officer. The Coast Guard operated under the Navy during wartime, and Mr. McCoy watched as his ship, the Acacia, was sunk by the deck gun of a German submarine near Willemstad, Dutch West Indies. At the time of his retirement from the Coast Guard, he was licensed to operate any ship, steam or diesel, of unlimited tonnage. Mr. McCoy, "Charlie" to friends and neighbors, had a great love for anything mechanical, and could fix everything with his ingenuity. He worked for 38 years as plant engineer for George H. Meyer and Sons. He, and his wife Dottie, were longtime members of The Episcopal Church of the Creator in Mechanicsville, Va. He was a lifelong member of Tuckahoe Masonic Lodge #347. His family is comforted and grateful that he has entered eternal peace and rest in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. McCoy was pre-deceased by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Hickman McCoy, his parents Clarence C. (Mac) and Ida H. McCoy, and his sister, Jean M. Scattergood. He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Powers (Tom) of Williamsburg and Ann Moore (Ted) of Florence, S.C., and by four grandchildren, Ellen Shepard (Brian) of Richmond, Jeff Powers (Melissa) of Alexandria, Robert Moore (Cecelia) of Florence, S.C., and Laura Raffle (Paul) of Daniel Island, S.C. Mr. McCoy is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Ben and Will Shepard, Ava Joy and Olivia Powers, Kaitlyn, Kingston, and Eli Moore, and Belle and Rose Raffle. Interment will be private. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the Episcopal Church of the Creator in Mechanicsville with Father Bill Burke officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parish Hall Window Fund at the Episcopal Church of the Creator, 7159 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 25, 2015
Morgan III, Edward - Williamsburg  
WILLIAMSBURG - The Rev. Dr. Edward Morgan III, a pioneer in the field of lay pastoral ministry in the Episcopal Church, died July 25, 2015, in Williamsburg, VA. Born in Richmond, VA on November 18, 1924, son of Frederic Hamilton Morgan and Edna Stewart Morgan, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and played number one singles and doubles in tennis. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of Pi Tau Sigma honorary mechanical engineering society and was chosen for the Pershing Rifles precision drill team. After serving his country in the U. S. Navy in World War II, he continued his education at the University of Virginia, where he taught as a student instructor in Applied Mechanics and was elected to Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society. He received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1948. After graduation, he worked for DuPont in rayon research before feeling the call to ordained ministry. He earned a Master's Degree in Divinity at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, and after ordination served as Deacon-in-Charge and Rector of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County VA, 1955-1960, and as Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, 1960-1981. While there, he was a co-incorporator and founding board chairman of The Pastoral Counseling & Consultation Centers of Greater Washington, which became the largest counseling provider of its kind in the world, with 32 locations staffed by 47 therapists. He was Westmoreland County Chairman of the American Red Cross, a member of the Fairfax County Citizens Advisory Committee on Low Income Housing, and served in many other civic organizations. For the Episcopal Church, he served as Dean of the Mount Vernon Region, member of the Commission on Ministry, and Secretary of the Standing Committee. He was certified as a pastoral counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, maintaining a professional practice in both fields. With his wife, Margaret, he led numerous seminars, retreats, and several year-long groups in the fields of couple communication and marriage enrichment. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Howard University Divinity School, and was called to the faculty of the Episcopal Seminary where he directed the field education intern program and taught as professor of pastoral theology, 1981-1993. He was Interim Rector of St. Patrick's, Falls Church VA, 1993-1994, and Priest Associate at St. Martin's, Williamsburg, 1994-2001. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Margaret Ridgely Bryan Morgan; and four children: Elizabeth (Beth) Stewart and her husband, Richard M. Scherer; Sarah Bryan and her husband, Stephen D. Fairchild; Edward IV and his wife, Joanne (Jodi) Hastings; Margaret (Meg) Hamilton and her husband, Preston J. Peterson; five grandchildren, Christine Fairchild and her husband, Lars Cade, Daniel Fairchild and his wife, Meghan Drysdale, Catherine (Catie) Fairchild and her husband, Tyler Lanser, Grant Edward Peterson and Dean Morgan Peterson; and four great-grandchildren, Theodore Rex Cade, Amelia Iris Cade, Nellie Elaine Fairchild, and Alice Dana Lanser. A funeral service will be held at Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg on Thursday, July 30, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the cemetery of the Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria on Saturday, August 1 at 11:30 a.m. Bucktrout Funeral Home ( www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net ) in Williamsburg may be contacted for further information. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Preservation of Yeocomico Church, Fellowship of Tau Beta Pi, Bruton Parish Church, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net .
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 27, 2015
White, Ellen Mizelle - Newport News  
NEWPORT NEWS - Ellen Mizelle White, 88, died peacefully on July 25, 2015. Born in Windsor, N.C., on August 18, 1926, she was a kind, compassionate, and generous woman who lived a full, exciting life. She lived in many places, including New Jersey, Illinois, Saudi Arabia, Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina before returning to Virginia permanently in 1989. She was an enthusiastic traveler, a voracious reader, and she loved her family and friends deeply. She is loved and cherished and we will treasure her in our hearts. She is survived by Will White, her husband of 64 years; children, Bill White and his wife, Carol of Williamsburg, Va., and Susan Beach and her husband, John of Rockville, Md.; grandchildren, Billy White and his wife, Julie of Fredericksburg, Va., Charles White and his partner, Stacy Petteys and her daughter, Molly Sharpe of Williamsburg, Jackson Beach, and Olivia Beach of Rockville, Md.; great-grandchildren, Taylor White and Julianne White of Fredericksburg, Va.; brother, Charles Mizelle of Atlanta, Ga.; and, sister-in-law, Christine Condoyiannis and her husband, Paul of Chesapeake, Va. A service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Va. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be made to The Chesapeake Benevolent Fund, 955 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Va. 23601, Attn: Administration.
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 29, 2015
Yates, Shelby Asbury - West Point  
WEST POINT - Shelby Asbury Yates, 73, of Lanexa, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 27, 2015. Shelby deeply loved her children and grandchildren. She also loved keeping the nursery at Liberty Baptist Church. Shelby was truly "Mema" to everyone she met. Shelby was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Harwood Yates, Jr.; a sister, Geraldine Duke; and a brother, Jimmy Asbury. She is survived by two sons, Danny Yates (Paulette) and Sammy Yates (Ruth); two daughters, Julie Colgin (Steve) and Tanya Brinkley (Philip); two sisters, Sarah Gray and Nancy Dean; two brothers, Bill and David Asbury; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, July 30th at Liberty Baptist Church, Lanexa, Va., with burial following in Williamsburg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Wednesday at Vincent Funeral Home, Providence Forge Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis TN 38105. Tributes can be posted at www.vincentfh.com .
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Published in Virginia Gazette on July 28, 2015
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