Charles Cecil Beck, 91, died on Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Asheville Veterans Administration Community Living Center from recent health complications. He was born in Union Level, VA to the late John H. Beck and Ruth J. Beck.
Charles was an Endowed Member of the Francis S. Packard and Johnston Caswell Masonic Lodges, was a U.S. Army veteran having served in 317th Infantry and U.S. Army Reserves from 1944 to 1952 and operated Hi-Way Motor Company, a small automotive and truck repair business in Wise, N.C. for 40 years before retiring. Since 2008 he has resided in Charleston, S.C. and Asheville, N.C. near his son’s family.
He is survived by his son, Charles Keith Beck (Diane) of Asheville N.C.; his grandson, Christopher J. Beck (Laura) and great grandchildren Hannah Elizabeth Beck and Grayson Thomas Beck of Mechanicsville, VA.
Rev. Jonathon Shattuck will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 28 with burial to follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery, 18599 U.S. 1 North, La Crosse, VA.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Blaylock Funeral Home – Warrenton.
Online condolences may be made at blaylockfh.com
Bertie Lucille Thompson “Lucie” Matthews, age 81, of Virginia Beach and formerly of La Crosse, died Friday, June 23, 2017 in her home. She was an employee of the State of Virginia for VDOT.
Ms. Matthews is survived by her two sisters: Jane T. Walker and her husband Bobby of La Crosse and Linda T. Drummonds and her husband Rick of Round Rock, Texas; her three brothers: Ernest J. Thompson and his wife Violet of La Crosse, Earl O. Thompson of La Crosse and Charlie V. Thompson and his wife Carolyn of New Kent; her many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Tanya King of Nags Head, N.C. and her special friend, Eddie Morrison of Virginia Beach.
A graveside funeral service was conducted on Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m. in Crestview Memorial Park. The family received friends starting at 1 p.m. until the hour of service in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Matthews family.
Mrs. Doris Reese Arrington, age 78, of Bracey, died Saturday June 24, 2017. She worked with her husband of 55 years as the secretary of Phil’s Garage, a well-known automotive repair shop in Bracey. She also was a life long member of Kingswood United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and held many positions in the church over the years and she also was active with the Bracey Community Center. Mrs. Arrington was the widow of Phillip Morton “Phil” Arrington.
Mrs. Arrington is survived by her son, Phillip Morton Arrington, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Wake Forest, N.C.; her two daughters: Donna Arrington Williams of Bracey and Pamela Arrington McFerrin also of Bracey; her three sisters: Florence Pearce of South Hill, Gertie Cook and her husband Tommy of North Chesterfield and Juanita Walker of North Chesterfield; three brothers: Charlie Franklin Reese of South Hill, Harvey Reese and his wife Laura of South Hill and Wallace Reese and his wife Barbara of Brodnax; two sister-in-laws: Lucille Reese of South Hill and Donna Reese of La Crosse; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday June 27 at 2 p.m. in Kingswood United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Monday evening from 7 until 8:30 in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingswood Church Cemetery fund at 4234 Highway 903, Bracey, VA 23919. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Arrington family.
RED OAK, VA—Charlie Thomas Brooks, age 76, of Red Oak, Va passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born on April 30, 1941 in Charlotte County, Va to the late Thomas and Elsie Brooks. Charlie was a retired tobacco farmer. He was predeceased by his parents, step-son, Dusty Covington, grandson, Brian Mills, step-grandson, Spud Covington and two sisters, Thelma Tuck and Virginia Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Covington; three daughters, Peggy Williams and her husband, Kenneth of Saxe, Va, Linda Smith of Boydton, Va. and Patty Mills and Tony Lacks of Chase City, Va.; one step-son, Ronald Covington of Chase City, Va.; three grandchildren, Paul Jones and his wife, Emma, Amy Hite and her husband, Jonathan and JoAnn Smith and fiance’, Matt Willis, one step-granddaughter, Carly Covington and three great-grandchildren, Jillian Jones, Luke Jones and Riley Hite.
Visitation was held Monday, June 26, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Chase City Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 81, Chase City, Va 23924.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com.
Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, Va will be handling the arrangements.
Richmond, VA–Kathryn Edgerton Madison, 80, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Richmond, Va. She was born April 18, 1937, in Chase City, Va. to Frank and Edna McCall Edgerton. Kathryn spent most of her adult life in Richmond, Va., where she met and married Lewis Madison, her husband of 57 years. Kathryn was a supervisor for Bell Telephone Company. She never met a stranger and was a joy to all who knew her. She loved her family and friends and especially enjoyed and looked forward to family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Madison; one son, Jim Madison and his wife Dondi; four grandchildren, Shelby, Lindsey, Bradley, and Brandon; and one sister Patricia Ryan and husband, Chuck Ryan. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Norris Edgerton, and his wife, Barbara.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her caregivers in Clarksville and Richmond, Va., and especially her best friend and neighbor, Beverly Hite.
A celebration of Kathryn’s life was held at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home on Saturday, June 24th.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wclfh.com
Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.
CHASE CITY, VA—Neala Nordstrom Carter, 88, of Chase City, Va., died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky., after a six-month treatment for hepatobiliary carcinoma. She was born December 22, 1928, in Washington, D.C., to the late Col. Arthur Hugo Nordstrom and Gertrude Hunter Nordstrom.
She graduated from the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., in 1946. She attended George Washington University, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team and a member of Zeta Zeta Zeta Sorority. In 1950, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. At Virginia Tech, she met the love of her life, Dr. Wallace R. Carter. They married September 6, 1950, and spent 48 years together before his death in 1998. She was an avid traveler, and particularly loved the beach, but her true passion was her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Wallace R. Carter. Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Jan Marie Carter, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and son, Dr. Wallace Randy Carter, and daughter-in-law, Denise Carter, of Bowling Green, Ky. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Dr. Harry Lee Warren III and wife Lauren of Roanoke, Va., Dr. Alyssa Marie Warren of Richmond, Va., Haley Carter Cavanah, BSN, and husband Jacob of Glasgow, Ky., Aaron Randolph Carter of Huntsville, Ala., and two great-grandchildren, Harry Lee Warren IV and Briggs Martin Cavanah. She is also survived by her brother, Arthur H. Nordstrom, Jr. and wife Jane of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nephews Mike Nordstrom and wife Debbie, Mark Nordstrom and wife Bonnie; niece Angela Rivas and husband Tim; sister-in-law, Winona Buchanan and husband Bill of Cary, N.C. and niece Victoria Mosley, her husband David, and children Logan and Christian; sister-in-law Bertha Carter and family of Charlotte Court House, Va.; and sister-in-law Ann Carter and family of Christiansburg, Va. In addition, she is survived by special friends Cary and Frances Joines, Johnny and Audrey Murdock, Randolph and Margaret Flynn, Tom and Vickie Poston, Elaine Muir, and Barbara Burnside.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Wood Funeral Chapel in Chase City. Interment followed at Woodland Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Estes Community Center, 316 N. Main St, Chase City, Virginia 23924.
Wood Funeral Service is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.woodfuneralservice.com.
CHASE CITY, VA—Violet Ellen Stewart Sherman, age 92, of Chase City, Va. passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born on July 17, 1924 in Leaksville, N.C., now known as Eden, N.C., to the late Charles Dobbins Stewart and Jessie Knight Stewart. Mrs. Sherman was a very active member of United Methodist Church in Strasburg, Va, Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville, Va. and Centenary United Methodist Church in Chase City, Va. Violet was a volunteer at The Hundley Center in South Hill, Va. for 20 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Neal Allen Sherman; grandson, Neal Sherman; two brothers, Bill Stewart and Morton Stewart and one sister, Virginia Bowden. Violet is survived by one daughter, Cynthia A. Sherman of Chase City; two sons, Allen Sherman and his wife, Sharon of Wylliesburg, Va. and William Sherman of Chase City; five grandchildren, Heather Shymansky and her husband, John of La Plata, Md., Timothy Sherman and his wife, Tasha of Chase City, Erik Sherman of Wylliesburg, Kevan Sherman and his wife, Amy of Chase City and Robert Sherman of New Bern, N.C. and six great-grandchildren, Tamia, Ashleigh, Jordan, Owen, Emma and Brendan. She is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Hill of Greensboro, N.C. and Ann Butler and her husband, Leonard of Burlington, N.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City with Larry Lehman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Centenary United Methodist Church, 350 N Marshall St., Chase City, Va 23924 or CMH Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, Va 23970.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, Va will be handling the arrangements.
KEYSVILLE, VA—V.B. Amos, Jr. of Keysville, Va. checked into Heaven Tuesday, June 13, 2017. We are sure he is up there picking-n-grinning with his buddies and doing so with his beloved dachshunds by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ola Marie; son, Steven and his wife Colleen; daughter, Tracey; grandson, Steven “Beep” (who he loved helping with whatever hobby he might have at the time); and granddaughter, Amanda and her husband Billy.
In lieu of a funeral, there will be a bluegrass get-together with some breaking of bread at a later date. Also in remembrance of V.B., donations to the local SPCA would be appreciated.
The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va. is in charge of the arrangements.
Alvin “Al” Joyner Whitten, age 97, departed this life on June 18, 2017. He was born on October 25, 1919. The youngest child of the late Houston Joyner and Evie Ramsey Whitten, Al graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1942 with a degree in Agriculture. Following graduation, Al served as a Captain in the Army during World War II in the 5th Theater (China-Burma-India). He and his brother, Dorris Whitten, owned and operated Whitten Brothers General Merchandise in North View until he retired in 2000. A devoted and active member of First Baptist Church in South Hill, he served as a Deacon, Trustee and Sunday School teacher. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jonathan Alvin Whitten, his wives, Helen Joiner Whitten and Lillian Wise Tisdale, his brothers, Dorris A. Whitten and Elmer L. Whitten, and his sister, Lily W. Hubbard.
He is survived by his wife, Glynn Lewis Whitten and her children, Brenda Carter Durden (David) of Harrisonburg, VA, Carol Carter Thomas (Lynn) of Clarksville, VA, and H. Wayne Carter, III, of Chase City, VA, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by three nieces, Sammye Hubbard Vieh of Casper, WY, Janet Hubbard of Fayston, VT, and Harriet Hubbard Gaillard (Richard) of Chapel Hill, NC, and one nephew, Charles Edward Hubbard (Sandra) of Palmer Springs, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in South Hill. A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church on June 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Crestview Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors at the home at all other times. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the family.
Mr. Ian Brian Waters, age 36, of Boydton died Wednesday June 14, 2017.
Ian is survived by his mother and step-father, Ann and Rick Hayes of Boydton; his father, Gilbert Waters of Waterford, Wisconsin; two brothers: Mathew Waters of South Hill and Jason Waters of Carthage, North Carolina and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waters family.
Mrs. Alene Smith Carpenter Carroll departed this life on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in her home at the age of 98. She was born in Sellersville, PA to parents Ernest and Mayme MacKay Smith.
She is survived by her dear husband, Paul George Carroll of Bracey, VA; her son Timothy R. Carpenter and his wife Nancy of Danville, VA; her three step-daughters: Joyce Buchanan and her husband Barry of Newport News, VA, Patricia White of Newport News, VA and Deborah Buckley of Yorktown, VA; her step-son, Paul George Carroll, Jr. of Hyattsville, MD; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and her sister Alice Bastian and her husband Jack of Corning, NY. Mrs. Carroll was predeceased by two sons: Claude R. Carpenter and Charles J. Carpenter, ll.
Mrs. Carroll grew up in Mansfield, PA and was a graduate of Mansfield University, Class of 1941. Mrs. Carroll retired from the Department of Health and Human Services as their Executive Housekeeper having been certified by the National Executive Housekeepers Association of which she also was a member. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Washington, DC, a life long member of the United Methodist Church, holding many offices in the different Methodist churches she was a member of. She also was a member of the Ebony Homemakers Club, active in Girl Scouts as a leader and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She also had membership in the Clan MacKay Society of USA since she was descended from the Scottish Dynasty of General Hugh MacKay, who served in the British Army. Mrs. Carroll wrote poetry, some of which were published in nationally circulated magazines.
A funeral service was conducted on Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. in Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony, VA with interment to follow in the Prospect Cemetery. The family received friends starting at 10:00 until service time in the church. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Carroll family.
Walter Damon Crittendon born January 14, 1977 to Walter R. and the late Eva Coleman Crittendon, departed this life on June 12, 2017.
Walter was educated in the Mecklenburg County School Systems and graduated from Park View High School. He worked in the restaurant business as a chef.
Walter leaves to cherish his memories: his father Walter R. Crittendon of McKenney, VA; a brother Michael Sheron Crittendon of Pennsylvania, other relatives and many friends
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Days Inn, 911 East Atlantic Street South Hill, VA, on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Casual attire is accepted. Viewing will be held at the Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Funeral services are entrusted to the professional staff of the Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment 301 West Atlantic Street South Hill, VA. (434)447-7158.
Harvey Joyner, 57, son of the late John Sterling Joyner and Elizabeth Hill, was born December 1, 1959 and departed this life on May 29, 2017 at MCV Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. A native of Mecklenburg County, he graduated from East End High School and worked in construction most of his adult life.
Harvey was a very humble man who genuinely loved people. He will truly be missed by all who loved and cared for him.
Harvey leaves to mourn his passing: his beloved sister, Mary Harvey; two nieces, Tira Harvey and Sheba Joyner; three nephews, Maurice Harvey, Shasta Harvey and Damon Harvey (deceased); devoted cousins, with whom he lived in Chase City, Frederick, Anthony and Christie Taylor (the children of his only aunt, the late Dorothy Taylor); a devoted friend, Lizzie Mae Harris and adopted daughter, Cheryl Harris; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Service of Remembrance will take place at 1 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Chapel of Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment, 301 West Atlantic Street, South Hill. 434-447-7158.
SOUTH BOSTON, VA—Mrs. Kathy Cabaniss Matthews of South Boston, Va. passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the age of 65. Born in Prince Edward County on February 1, 1952, she was the daughter of the late James Henry Cabaniss and the late Isabelle Woodson Cabaniss and was married to Luther “Luke” Herbert Matthews, Jr.
Kathy was raised in the Mecklenburg County/Chase City area and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was an avid bowler, animal lover and a great listener.
She is survived by her husband, Luke; a sister, Vickie Currin of Chase City; nieces, Lisa C. Thompson, Ayme Currin, Teresa Boschen (Tim), and Nicki Dunlap; nephews, Chris Currin, Scott Currin, Sean Currin and Jonathan Thomas; great niece, Morgan Boschen; great nephews, Zane Currin and Reed Boschen, sister-in-law, Marcia Thomas (Jimmy); and mother-in-law, Maryland Matthews.
A Memorial Service was Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home Betty B. Jones Chapel.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 2153 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, VA.
Online condolences may be made at www.brookslyon.com.
The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 115 Main Street, South Boston.
Skipwith, VA–Phyllis Carter Dalton, 75, passed away on June 10, 2017. She was born on October 5, 1941 in Mecklenburg County to the late Clarence Irvin and Charlotte Philbeck Carter. Phyllis is the widow of Lacy Gene Dalton whom she married on December 3, 1961. She worked alongside Gene at Bowman’s Garage as his secretary.
Mrs. Dalton is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Lynn Dalton (Ann) of Buffalo Junction; sister and brother-in-law, Faye Carter Driggs (Bill) of Chase City and niece, Amy Carter of Richmond. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Gene, and her brother, Cecil Carter.
Graveside services were held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Larry Davis officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 9220 Trottinridge Road in Chase City, VA 23924
Online condolences may be expressed to the Dalton family at www.wclfh.com
Arrangements by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville, VA 23927.
Mrs. Peggy Ann Capps, age 83, of South Hill, died on Friday, June 9, 2017 in her home. She was a waitress for the South Hill Motel restaurant and the widow on Calton Capps.
Mrs. Capps is survived by her son, Larry E. Capps of South Hill; her daughter, Carol A. Capps of South Hill; two grandchildren: Michelle Capps and Christina Segura; four great-grandchildren: Sean Segura, Brianna Lehman, Makayla Pernell and Michael Powers and two great-great grandchildren: Brycen Lehman and Bailey Lehman.
A private interment will be held at a later date in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Capps family.
Cynthia G. Baskerville was born to Peter Oliver Baskerville and Eula Mae Baskerville on January 1, 1956. She had loving parents and they taught her to love her sister and brothers. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at 6 years old.
Cynthia attended elementary school at John Groom Elementary School and graduated from Park View Senior High School. She furthered her education at Virginia State College, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After obtaining this degree, she decided she did not want to work in this field of vocation. She became certified to teach and later received her Masters’ in Education. Cynthia began to teach in the early 1990s and taught in the public school system at the elementary level until this year. We thank God for Cynthia G. Baskerville who impacted lives for the future.
A service of worship took place for Cynthia Monday, June 12, 2017 at Exalted Word Church International with Pastor Carl Walker officiating. Services were entrusted to the professional staff of Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment, South Hill, VA.
Mrs. Sherry N. Moseley, age 66 of Bracey, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence. She was a former Call Center receptionist for the City of Chesapeake, Va. and the widow of Alfred Netherland.
She is survived by two daughters; Shannon Roach and fiance’ David Kahn of Robersonville, N.C., and Kara Mitchell and husband Jeremy of Bentonville, AR., one son William Weeks and wife Katie of Jarvisburg, N.C., two sisters, Pamela Gaitley, Ga. and Rebecca Boyd of Chesapeake, three brothers, Larry Vogler of Chesapeake, James Richey of South Mills and Junior Richey of Bracey, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother Micheal Richey.
A memorial funeral service will be conducted Friday at 5 p.m. in River Ridge Chapel, Bracey, Va. by Pastor Gerald Pearce.
Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com.
Mr. William Edward Brooks, age 77, of Lawrenceville, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at his residence. He was a retired Fuel Desk Clerk for Parker Oil Co. and a cashier for many years at Wilson Brothers Barbecue.
Mr. Brooks is survived by a sister Betty B. Seward of Lawrenceville, a brother Raymond S. Brooks of La Crosse, four nieces: Pam Seward, Judy Hall, Peggy Thomas and Brenda Cheeley; two nephews: Jeffrey Watson and R. L. Brooks; a sister-in-law, Maude Brooks; special friend David Covert and caretaker Pricilla Rice. He was predeceased by his parents John Raymond Brooks and Virginia Irene Skinner Brooks, a sister Eunice Martin and a brother Pee Wee Brooks.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Crestview Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cheney family.
Mrs. Lily Whitten Hubbard, age 99, died on May 30, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1917, the third child (and only daughter) of Houston Joyner and Evie Ramsey Whitten, of North View, Virginia. She graduated from Blackstone Junior College in 1937, and continued on to Madison University (now James Madison University), graduating with a degree in Home Economics and Science. She trained in music as a child, studying piano from age eight through high school, and was the pianist at Mt. Horeb Church in Chase City until she left for college. Though she continued to play, she focused on choral music when she was in college. She married Colonel Samuel Edward Hubbard of Chase City, Virginia on November 15, 1940, and they had four children. In 1949 they moved to South Hill, where they joined the First Baptist Church. Over the period she was a member there, she served as an ordained Deacon, an adult Sunday School teacher (45 years), an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union, a member of the Pulpit Search Committee (three terms), a dedicated choir member, and chairwoman of the music committee. She became interim director under Miss Annie Lou Williams. She stepped in as co-music director with Judy Powell in 2010, retiring from the choir in 2012. She was one of four founding members of the South Hill Music Club, and was instrumental in having it chartered and federated in 1953. She became a member of the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs, where she was a lifetime member. She won two $500 awards for her presentations at the ASC. Mrs. Hubbard was an active member of the South Hill Garden Club, and the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered as pianist for the “sing-along” at the Annex for fifteen years. She and her husband were also members of the Woodfield Country Club. She traveled to Europe twice, and was thrilled to travel to Israel, and tour the Holy Land. She also traveled extensively in the U.S. In her mid-to late nineties, she enjoyed church, NASCAR races, conservative politics on television, coffee, playing piano, reading, visits from family and friends, watching birds, and observing the world from her kitchen window. She was, as one of her sitters said, “a grand lady.” She lived her entire life in a community that sustained her, and of which she was proud.
Mrs. Hubbard is predeceased by her husband, retired Colonel Samuel E. Hubbard and two brothers, Doris A. Whitten and Elmer L. Whitten.
She is survived by her four children: Sammye Hubbard Vieh of Casper, Wyoming; Janet Hubbard of Fayston, Vermont, Harriet Hubbard Gaillard (Richard) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Charles Edward Hubbard (Sandra) of Palmer Springs, Va., and by her brother, Alvin Whitten. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
The family asks that any donations be made to the VCU-CMH Auxiliary, where Mrs. Hubbard was a lifetime member and to the First Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 5th, and internment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hubbard Family.