21 Jun

Vernard Lee Morton

Vernard Lee Morton was born on Oct. 26, 2001 in Richmond Va. to Angie Lee Morton and Vernard Alert. He departed this life on June 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother , Ellen Morton.Vernard is survived by his parents Angie Lee Morton and father Vernard Alert. His paternal grandmother Vanetta Alert, his siblings Antwone Morton, Angel Morton, Taliq Craven and a host of other relatives and friends.
Vernard was a 10th grade student at Highland Springs High School. Many of his teachers described Vernard as a great kid with a big heart who you just wanted to take up under your wing. Vernard was a huge fan of sports. He loved to play basketball and was a die hard fan of the Washington Redskins and L.A. Lakers fan. Many of his friends would say you would rarely see Vernard in a bad mood and was always friendly and happy. He will be greatly missed.
Homegoing services will be Saturday June 23, 11a.m at the New Light Baptist Church, 2000 east broad street, Richmond. The family will receive friends at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 106 South James street Ashland Va on Friday, June 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an hour of reflection & praise.

09 May

Wilbur “Toy” Watkins Jr

In the early morning hours of May 5th 2018 our beloved Wilbur Watkins Jr passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Wilbur was born on April 24, 1932 in West Philadelphia to the late Wilbur and Alease Watkins where he was raised until the age of 17. He was affectionately known as “Toy”.
He was predeceased by his brother Edward and two sons Ronny and Tony.
Toy served in the U.S. Army as a soldier and was a Korean War era veteran. He retired from BFI after 35 years. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 63 years Delois. Five children: Lori Lewis(Cecil), Vincson Watkins, Robin Moore (Tim), Toya Cary(Johnny), and Keith Watkins (Crystal). Thirteen grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing service is Thurs May 10, 2018 11 a.m. at the Ashland Christian Center, 12230 Maple street, Ashland Va. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery, Ashland VA.

15 Apr

Willie Walter Latney Jr

Willie Walter Latney, Jr. slipped quietly into eternal rest with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday April 10, 2018. He was born October 10, 1937 in Ashland, VA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Charlotte Latney, Sr. He was proceeded in death by his son Lorenzo Latney, Sr. and daughter Stephanie Tillman. Willie leaves to cherish his loving memories devoted wife of 56 years Joyce Latney, daughter Diane Latney, daughter in law Cassandra Latney, son in law Tommy Tillman, two grandsons Lorenzo Jr. and Stephen Latney, two granddaughters Marquita Wright-Coleman (Aric) and Tracie Tillman, three great grand children Jasmine Wright, Shaynia Bennett and Hazel Latney, two brothers James Henry (Mary) and Lester Latney, three sisters Daisy Peterson, Charlotte Winston (Aubrey), Gladys Cooper (Conway), sister in law Odabelle Jenkins and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends. Services will be on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 12 noon Shiloh Baptist Church, 106 S James Street, Ashland, VA 23005, Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

13 Apr

Sheila Deloris Fox Snead

Sheila Deloris Fox Snead departed this life peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 28, 1954 to the late William I. Brooks and Joyce M. Fox in Richmond Va. Sheila accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the New Chestnut Baptist Church in Mechanicsville Va. She graduated from Lee Davis High School and began her career immediately after at MCV. Sheila transitioned to Richmond Times Dispatch for several years before ending her career with the VA ABC. She was a dedicated employee for 17 years until her health began to decline.
Sheila enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her favorite T.V. shows was Lets Make a Deal, Jeopardy, and the Price is Right.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, William I. Brooks, two grandchildren, Charles and Candice Thomas. Her loving presence will be missed by her mother, Joyce M. Fox, her daughters, Tameka Fox, Nicole Fox, and Mary Snead; grandchildren Chelsea Franklin, Christopher C. Carter, NeAzjah M. Fox, Ceybeyon C. Combs, Cimeion C. Combs, and Princess. Her sisters Barbara Ann (Michael) Stansil, J. Elaine Winn, Loretta (Earnest) Demby, Mary V. Dickerson, Sharon D. Fox, Shannon (Carroll) James; her brothers, William I. Brooks Jr.; Herbert Brooks, Robert Fox, Robert (Barbara) Brooks, and Leo Brooks along with other relatives and friends. Devoted friends Lynda (Paul) Reed and Renita Reed. Memorial Service Saturday April 14, 12 noon at New Chestnut Bapt. Mechanicsville Va.

28 Mar

Waverly O’Brien Tarrer

Waverly O’Brien “Web” Tarrer son of the late Mary Tarrer of Ashland Va, and the late Thomas Twiggs of Ruther Glen departed this life Thursday, March 22, 2018 after a long term illness.
Waverly was born in Ashland Va on May 1 1957. Waverly joined Providence Baptist Church in Ashland Va at an early age and later joined First Baptist Church South Richmond Va.
Waverly attended Hanover County Public Schools. Waverly worked as a certified auto mechanic in the Hanover and Henrico areas for the past 40 years. He married Andrea Jones of Ashland Va in 2013.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Tarrer and father Thomas Twiggs. Grandmother Gladys Tarrer and aunt Janet Peterson. Uncle Hubert Tarrer Sr.
Waverly leaves to cherish his memory his wife Andrea Jones Tarrer; two daughters Stacey Tarrer Biteye(Mamadou); Tamika Pomphay Thompson (Raymond), grandsons Jaziah “Duke”, Anthony and Elijah, granddaughters Makiyah, Karesha, Ja’Nay, Zaniyah and Azariah, brothers Michael Tarrer Sr. (Barbara), Robert Tarrer(Vanessa), special aunts Sophie Moses (Alvin), Edith Trent, Bessie Braxton, and Diane Tarrer, uncle Charles Tarrer and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Homegoing services Thursday March 29 at the First Baptist Church, decater street, South Richmond. Interment Roselawn Memory Garden, Glen Allen Va.

18 Mar

Nellie Beatrice Tarrer

Nellie Beatrice Tarrer was born on February 22, 1940 to the late William “Jack” Tarrer and Mary A. Pollard. She was preceded in death by her brother Edmund “Frog” Pollard. She was educated in Hanover County Public Schools.
She joined Calvary Episcopal Church at an early age where she attended and served faithfully. Nellie retired from Randolph Macon College after 29 years of service.
She loved to listen to her music “105.7 DJ Drake”. She also loved to shop, cook her greens and hit the casino.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving daughter Vinetta T Goodall (Calvin), her granddaughters Venetia (Phillip) and Cadrea Goodall. Step grandson Jerell Jones. Her sister Gladys Dabney (Leslie), her brothers Lewis Pollard Sr. (Jane), Samuel Pollard (Sherrilynn), Harvey Pollard (Beverly), Loving and devoted friends Richard Tucker, Matthew Follie, Keisha Bell, Joan Anderson, and Ann Marie Tunstall. Godson Jeffrey Pollard Jr, devoted cousin Mable Cousins, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing services Monday March 19 11 a.m. at the Providence Baptist Church Ashland Va. Interment Roselawn Memory Garden.

14 Mar

Bernice Fields Anderson

Bernice F. Anderson, was born to the late Thomas and Wilberta Fields on Aug 18, 1928. She was one of 13 children. She leaves to cherish her memory one brother Robert Fields(Gloria). Five sisters: Alice Dodson(Charles), Helen Nelson, Irene Clarke, Earline and Geraldine Fields. One aunt, Fannie Woolfolk, one brother in-law Charles Dodson. One daughter in-law Delois Anderson, Two sister in-law, Gloria and Clarissa Fields, best friend Jane Anderson, grandchildren, great grandchildren along with other relatives and friends including her devoted niece Lola Williams.
She was preceded in death by two sisters Jesse Snead and Barbara Anderson. Four brothers: Thomas Jr., David Sr., Timothy Sr., and Jamie Fields. She married the late LLoyd Anderson Sr. and had one son LLoyd Jr.”Juney”. Bernice loved her family dearly. If you would sit and talk with her she would always bring up something about the family and what was going on. She had fond memories of her upbringing talking about her momma and papa. Bernice will be missed dearly.
Homegoing services will be thurs March 15, 2018 at the 2ND Mt. Zion Bapt Church Dawn Va. Pastor Marvin Fields officiating. Interment Mangohick Bapt. Church Cemetery King William Va.

11 Mar

Curtis Peatross

Curtis Eric Peatross, affectionately known as “Gunsmoke”, entered his life May 5, 1959 and went home to be with our father March 6, 2018. He accepted Christ and became an active member of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and furthered his education with various vocational programs.
A reliable hardworking man, he worked at Richfood for 27 years, where he formed many lifetime friendships that became family. On October 16, 1981, he married his high school sweetheart.
From this union they were blessed with two children, Curtis and Morishita, that they loved dearly.
He was a man of strength and loved his family and friends. He had a passion for grudge racing. He loved fishing and the Redskins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene, parents, Lewis and Shirley Peatross.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Curtis Peatross (Temeka); one daughter, Morishita Peatross; nine grandchildren: Jahmal, Jaida, Jaquan, Chloe, Charlynd, Zhana, Christian, Journee, and Raja. Parents in laws, Charlie and Viola Ross; brother, Daryl Peatross (Alicia); two sisters in laws, Ruth Quash (Raymond) and Diana Green (Roy); aunts Anna Moore, Virginia Mills, and Carla Peatross; uncles Larry Peatross (Cindy), Chris Peatross, Walter Moore (Barbara), and Edward Dodson. Along with other relatives and friends. Service Sunday 3/11/2018 2pm 2ND Mt. Zion Bapt.

03 Mar


Services for Slandon Goodall will be Sunday March 4th, 1pm at Second Mt.Zion Baptist Church, Dawn Va.
Slandon eased away from us in the midst of the night for God knows whats always right. Slandon became tired and had nothing but love to share; God calmed the storm to take him there.
Slandon Eugene Goodall was born on April 21, 1967 to Marian Goodall and the late Frank Goodall.
Slandon gave his life to Christ at an early age. He attended Caroline County Public Schools.
All those who knew him knew he was outgoing, full of fun and jokes. He was loving, kind and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Slandon leaves to cherish his memory his mother Marian Goodall. One son Isiah Green, two sisters; Irish Edwards (Christopher) and Melita Goodall. One brother Alonzo Harris(Vierlena)Two nieces; Slandra and Frankia Goodall. Five nephews; Zorell Harris, Montray, Javon, Dion, and Ohage Goodall. One great nephew Treshawn Goodall, one great niece Javesia Goodall, one brother in-law, one sister in-law, four aunts; Clara, Gloria, Betty, and Frances. Four uncles; Kenny, Moses, James and Dennis. Three great aunts; Jane Anderson, Margaret Lewis, and Viola Ross. Two great uncles; Edmund Baylor and Charlie Ross. Three devoted friends; Gavron Few and Evelyn Green and Shelia Tillman Two devoted cousins Charles and Rodney Goodall along with a host of other relatives and friends.