Mrs. Roberta Dorothy (Hoag, Williams) Painter, March 15, 2020 
Mrs. Roberta Dorothy (Hoag, Williams) Painter was born on April 17, 1928, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great- great grandmother, friend, and neighbor passed away appropriately on her favorite day of the week, Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was known for her generosity, baking, devotion to her family and friends, dedication to the United Methodist Church and performance of charitable work. Among other interest she volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the rescue squad, loved gardening (and sharing its bounty) and bird watching. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, the Rev. Roger W. Williams Sr and the Rev. Robert C. Painter and her children, Mark I. Williams, Holly B. Seay and Peggy A. DeRaad. She is survived by her children, Roger W. Williams Jr., Jared A. Williams and Arlie R. Nelson. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A private graveside service will be held at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 26. at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church Pennies from Heaven Fund, 4185 Buckley Hall Rd., Cobbs Creek, VA 23035. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The Rev. Milton Lee Ramsey Jr., March 14, 2020
The Rev. Milton Lee Ramsey Jr., 80, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at his residence in Jamestown, Georgia, after an extended illness.Born April 15, 1939, in Staunton, VA, he was the son of the late Milton Lee Ramsey Sr. and Madeline Arbaugh Robertson. The Rev. Ramsey attended seminary school at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, VA, graduated from John Wesley Bible College in Greensboro, NC, and served as a pastor for many years for several churches. He has been the pastor of Jamestown (GA) United Methodist Church for the last 10 years. The Rev. Ramsey was a member of the United Methodist Virginia Conference. Churches he served in the Virginia Conference included Fellowship-Linville-Edom,  Relief-Hites, East Nottoway, Belview in Roanoke, Stuart in Danville, Monumental in Emporia, Cottage Place, and Morrison. He retired from the Virginia Conference in 2001. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie Cason. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Rebecca Wobser Ramsey of Waycross; six children, Penny Cranford (Abraham) of Springfield, FL, Phillip Ramsey of Staunton, VA, Cathy Chaplin of Staunton, VA, Jeffrey Wayne Hege of Maryland, Lee Heil (Glen) of Summerfield, FL and Charity Elizabeth Taylor (Larry) of Ocala, FL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Dill of Stuart’s Draft, VA, Linda Miller (Bobby) of Kissimmee, FL, and Lois Snell (Victory) of Fishersville, VA; half brother, John Spencer Ramsey of Greenbolt, MD; half sister, Cindy Ramsey of Greenbolt, MD; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., March 18, at Jamestown United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.


William Mark Clayton, March 10, 2020
William Mark Clayton, age 63 of Stuart, a retired local pastor, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at his home.  He was born in Person County, NC on November 18, 1956.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Madison Clayton, Jr.  Mark had been in the ministry for 26 years and recently pastored Nettle Ridge United Methodist Church and Concord United Methodist Church in Patrick County.  He was an avid Duke fan, a poet, music lover, and God’s Kingdom worker.  He was a very proud Grandpa.
Surviving are Kimberley Clayton; one son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Ann Clayton of Winter Garden, FL; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jessica and Cameron Curtis of Manson, NC, Sara Clayton of Stuart; six grandchildren, James Addington, Taylor Clayton, Harper Clayton, Leah Curtis, Brodie Curtis, Braelyn Wilson; his mother, Sylvia Berry Clayton of Roxboro, NC; two brothers, Matthew Clayton, and brother-in-law, Robert Fama of Washington Depot, CT, Jon Clayton of Burlington, NC; and one nephew, Jared Clayton.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church in Timberlake, NC.  Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.  

The Rev. John H. Coffey, March 7, 2020
John Haines Coffey, a retired United Methodist minister and member of the Virginia Annual Conference, died on March 7, 2020 following a prolonged illness at the age of 91.   During his active professional years he served as Campus Minister at the University of Alabama, at Virginia Polytechnic University and State University, and as Conference Council on Ministries staff in Richmond, Virginia from which he retired.
Mr. Coffey was born in Woodstock, Virginia, the son of a Methodist parsonage family.  He attended pubic schools in Keyser, WVA, Covington and Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from George Washington High School in Danville.   He received his bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a Master of Higher Education from Columbia University. 
Mr. Coffey helped to organize and staff the first Conference of Religious Arts in the Virginia Council of Churches.  He served as an adjunct professor at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond and for a brief time at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. 
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Crowder Coffey, his daughters MaryScott C. Tuck and her husband Stephen Tuck of Moneta, Paige Coffey-Cirrone and her husband Chris Cirrone of Cape Canaveral, his granddaughter Chloe Coffey, and his sister Louise Smith and her husband Terrell Smith II of Bedford, their son Terrell Smith III and his wife Robin of Bonsack.  John also leaves a wealth of nieces and nephews. 
A celebration of Life will be held at The Glebe on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice of Roanoke, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA  24018. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Turkington, March 6, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Turkington, a member of the Kentucky Annual Conference, died on March 6, 2020, in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn Turkington, of the home, and four children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. His daughter, the Rev. Mary Beth Blinn, is a member of The Virginia Annual Conference. Born on March 5, 1929, in Wilmore, Charles was the son of W. D. Turkington, professor and dean of Asbury Seminary, and his wife, Emily. Charles served churches and two Kentucky Conference Districts as Superintendent. In retirement, Charles and Mary K. lived at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. A Celebration of Life and Faith will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 11:00 am at Wilmore United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to Mary Beth and Bob Blinn, 525 N. 1st St., Richmond, VA 23219.

Jean Thomasson Holmes , March 4, 2020
Jean Thomasson Holmes, 91, passed peacefully into Jesus’ presence March 4, 2020, surrounded by her children. As she did all of her life, she is still enjoying Jesus, her Savior and friend. She was born in South Hill, VA on April 13, 1928 to Luther and Claudia Thomasson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, H. Randolph Holmes, Sr. and her sister Elizabeth Sue Propst. She is survived by her daughter, Ann H. Hardin, her son H. Randolph Holmes, Jr. (Michaux) and daughter Claudia H. Stallings (Scott), her grandchildren Ben Holmes (Desirea), Drew Holmes (Lindsay) and Laura Holmes Shawley (Joey), Hanna Conaway, Emily Stalling and great-grandson James Conaway. She graduated from Longwood College in 1949 and served as a teacher in South Hill Elementary School and South Hill Academy. As founder and proprietor of the Sonshine Book Shop for over 30 years she loved and prayed for countless friends who became family to her. She was a lifelong member of South Hill United Methodist Church and served in the choir, UMW, and teacher of the Alpha Bible Class for almost 50 years. The family will receive friends and family at Crowder Hite Crews Funeral Home in South Hill from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 6. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 P.M. at the South Hill United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to Camp Willow Run, 190 Mangum Lane, Littleton, NC 27850 or the South Hill United Methodist Church, 105 Franklin St., South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be sent through our website, www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Holmes family. 

Mrs. Bernice B. Chattin, February 23, 2020
CHATTIN, Mrs. Bernice Bryan, of Richmond, Virginia, died February 23, 2020, in her home at Westminster Canterbury. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Anne Chattin; and son-in-law, Henry Verlander; one granddaughter, Kathryn Chattin Marchese (husband, Nick Marchese); two great-granddaughters, Hailee and Macie Marchese; and many beloved extended family members. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Norman S. Chattin; and her son, Dr. David Bryan Chattin, Ph.D. Throughout her life, Bernice devoted herself to her family and her faith. She was an active lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and held leadership positions in many community organizations. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bernice Chattin's memory to Randolph-Macon College (RMC- Gifts Processing, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Va. 23005) or Westminster Canterbury Richmond Fellowship Fund (1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227). A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, March 13, 2020, 11 a.m., in the Cochrane room of Westminster Canterbury in Richmond. We encourage you to visit and comment in celebration of her life on Norma Anne's Facebook page.

The Rev. R. Elwood Pack, February, 20, 2020
The Rev. Raymond Elwood Pack, age 90 of Stuart, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC.  He was born on May 17, 1929, in Bramwell, WV to the late Jonce Pack and Minnie Dalton Pack Haley.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Michele Pack Pate; a son, Barry Phillip Pack; his stepfather, Russel Haley; four sisters, Lelia, Virginia, Mary, Mildred; and three brothers, Howard, Walter, and Richard.  Before retiring in 1994, Elwood served 32 years as a pastor in the United Methodist Church.Surviving are his loving wife of 72 years, Marie P. Pack of the home; one granddaughter, Kelly; two great grandchildren; a brother, George of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 3:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Keith Vernon, the Rev. Stanley Wright, and the Rev. Thomas Shepherd officiating.  Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171.  The family would like to give a special thanks to Pam Wright, caregivers Donna Dalton and Rebecca Lilley, and the nurses, staff, and volunteers of Mountain Valley Hospice.

The Rev. Doyle Weston Wyatt, February 19, 2020
The Rev. Doyle Weston Wyatt (retired associate member), age 80 of Boones Mill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He served on the Roanoke District and the Danville District. A memorial service will be held at Faith Fellowship Church, 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, with Pastor Gary Hoffman and the Rev. Jae Song officiating. His family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. 

The Rev. Michael Thomas Davis, February 11, 2020
Arrangements for Michael “Mike” T. Davis: A Celebration of Life for Rev. Michael T. Davis will be held Saturday,   February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church 3701 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, Virginia. No dress code. Reception following.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances and donations may be sent to Journey Community Center, P O Box 190, Jetersville, VA 23083.
The Rev. Michael "Mike" Thomas Davis completed his earthly Journey on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 and is now home.  Family members who went before him and guided his path included his parents, Bernard C. Davis and Margaret W. Davis, his sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Herbert Davis, and his niece, Kareen Davis.  Following Mike’s footsteps toward glory are his wife, Betsey Lee Davis, his sons and daughters, Clint and Mandi Davis and Kelly and Scott Turner. He was Papa to his three beloved grandchildren Lily, Laura, and Scott, Jr.  Fellowshipping in the journey are his nephew and family, Jimmy and Laura Davis children, Holly and Morgan, Killian and Janina, and their niece and nephew, Sara and Parker; brother-in-laws Thomas Lee and John Lee with wife Nancy; sister-in-law and family, Brenda and Harvey Riddle, Rianna Riddle, Robert and Sabina Riddle with son Elon, and Ryan and Ashley Riddle; a multitude of cousins and their families. Last but not least he leaves behind his beloved Journey family.
Pastor Mike grew up in Prince George, Virginia, graduating from Prince George High and Virginia Commonwealth University in Music Education, with studies at Duke Divinity School. He was a self-made business entrepreneur, at times in his life balancing three businesses at once. His true passion was as a philatelist, collecting, sorting and selling postage stamps worldwide. His other passions include music, pet birds and fish, cats and dogs, classic cars, clocks and kite flying.  In midlife he surrendered his philatelic passion and followed a call from God into the ministry, serving churches in Dinwiddie County, Colonial Heights and Amelia County, Virginia. Mike served on many district and conference committees and boards within the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church including as President of the Association of Local Pastors and Associate Members. He was the founding pastor of Journey Missional Faith Community, a United Methodist Church, and a founding partner of Journey Community Center, Inc., serving as the Treasurer and restaurant host at Journey Station until his homecoming.  Pastor Mike spread love, peace and joy throughout his earthly journey and is no doubt continuing his mission.
Arrangements for a Celebration of Mike’s Life will be announced at a later date. Cards, remembrances, and donations may be sent to Journey Community Center, P O Box 190, Jetersville, VA 23083.

Mrs. Janice Moon, January 29, 2020
The service for the Rev. Pete Moon's mother, Janice Moon, will be 2 p.m. on Friday Feb. 7, at the Guild Chapel at Asbury Village. The address is 211 Russell Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 23277.

The Rev. Stephen T. Vineyard, January 22, 2020
Please be in prayer for the family of the Rev. Stephen T. Vineyard as he claimed the promise of the resurrection on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Steve passed away as a result of complications following surgery, last Monday.  He was the senior pastor at Sterling UMC (Arlington District).A service to celebrate his life will be held at Sterling Church, 304 E Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. There will be a reception following the service in the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall. Steve began his ministerial career in 1997 at LaCrosse in the former Petersburg District. He went on to serve Floral Hills-Calvary, Danville District; as the associate at Aldersgate, Alexandria District; Bellamy in the former Rappahannock District; Harmony (Hamilton), Winchester District. He was appointed to Sterling in 2015.
Obituary
Stephen Todd Vineyard, 54, of Sterling, Virginia passed from this earth and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Reston, Virginia.
Funeral service will be held at Sterling United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 10 am.  The Rev. Jason Duley and the Rev. Marcela Jarman will be officiating.  Reception immediately to follow.  A private burial will be held in Arlington, Virginia.  Adams-Green Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Steve was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 5, 1965.  He graduated from Tabb High School in 1983 and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Duke University.  He was ordained as a United Methodist pastor and as a faithful servant of Christ, served congregations for the past 23 years in the Virginia Conference.  He enjoyed football, reading, and spending time with family and friends, especially at the beach.
Steve is survived by his mother and father, Anna G. and John R. Vineyard; brother Michael A. Vineyard; wife Tamara L. Vineyard; children Lauren E. and Caleb A.  Vineyard; and nephews and niece, Christopher M. Vineyard, Corey Lancaster, and Amelia Lancaster.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) https://www.umcmission.org/umcor/give or to Sterling United Methodist Church.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to friends, extended family, church members, and Steve’s fellow clergy for their support during this difficult time.
Steve will be remembered for being a deeply spiritual person, gifted and compassionate pastor, devoted son, brother, and uncle, a loving husband and father, and a loyal friend.  He will be deeply missed.

Mrs. Claire James, January 21, 2020
Word has been received that Mrs. Claire James, wife of the Rev. Frank James, passed away on Jan. 21, 2020. The Rev. James is a retired pastor in the Virginia Conference. Funeral information is not available at this time. Please keep the Rev. James in your prayers.

Mrs. Wise Spigner Moon, January 18, 2020
Wise Spigner Moon, 95, died in Roanoke, Virginia, on January 18, 2020.   She was the wife of the late Rev. William A. Moon, Jr., and a daughter of the late Edward Tindal Spigner and Pearle Wise Spigner.  She was born in Denmark, SC, and grew up in Columbia, SC.
Mrs. Moon graduated from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Library Science and a Master of Librarianship at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
She was a Librarian in the public schools of Virginia Beach, Page County, and Fairfax County, Virginia.
She was a former member of the Poplar Forest (Lynchburg, VA) Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a charter member of the Woodbridge, VA, branch of the American Association of University Women, as well as a life member of AAUW and a current member of the Roanoke Valley branch.
At the time of her death, she was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church, Lynchburg, VA, and an affiliate member of First United Methodist Church, Salem, VA.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret W. Moon and her husband, John J. Davies, III; three sons, the Rev. William A. Moon, III, and Ann Moon; Dr. Edward T. Moon and his spouse Joseph G. Gallo; and Charles S. Moon and Nancy Moon; three grandchildren, Emily M. Baxter; William A. Moon, IV; and David A. Moon; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Fort Hill United Methodist Church on January 25, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moon Endowment for Christian Ministers, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088; Fort Hill United Methodist Church, 106 Oakridge Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502; or the Samaritan Fund for the Roanoke United Methodist Home, 1009 Old Country Club Rd., Roanoke, VA 24017.

Mrs. Caroline R. Manear, January 15, 2020
Caroline R. (Tobias) Manear, 97, born September 10, 1922, in Grafton, WV, was granted her angel wings on January 15, 2020. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that loved and cared for her deeply.Mrs. Manear was born to the late Harvey U. Tobias and Rosa Elizabeth Jacobs Tobias and was educated in public schools in W. VA. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary for the Taylor Co. Judicial System.In 1942 she married her High School sweetheart and love of her life the Rev. Carl E. Manear and were blessed with three children, Edward Lee Manear, Barbara Jean Manear Chapman and Carol Ann Manear all deceased. After moving to Virginia in 1963 she was a bridal consultant for the Modern Bridal Shop in Falls Church, VA. She was honored to be a minister’s wife for six different churches in Virginia and was married for 73 years. She was very active in all choirs, the United Methodist Women and Main St. United Methodist Women. She was a member of Chapter #12 order of the Eastern Star and Woodman of the World. She loved crafts of all kinds, gardening, sewing, quilting handmade quilts and was a charter member of the Merherrin Peace Makers Quilt Guild.She is survived by four grandchildren Allen Milburn of Summersville, SC; Jennifer M. Milburn of Emporia, VA; Kelly A. Chapman of Chattanooga, TN; Cindy L. Cherry and husband Joe Cherry of Honolulu, HI and three great-grandchildren Jayden, Madison, and Hope.Viewing was held at the Main St. United Methodist Church, January 18, 2020, followed with service with burial at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com 

Mrs. Linda C. Messner, January 11, 2020
Mrs. Linda C. Messner, of Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Henry M. and Margaret Ulrey Chambers. She was the wife of the late Rev. James A. Messner who died in 2016.
A graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, Linda worked as a registered nurse for various hospitals.
Linda is survived by: three sons, Matthew, David (Tina), and Philip (Michele); three granddaughters, Marissa, Lara, and Skylar.
There will be no public service. Please consider a donation in Linda's memory to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lawrence Durkovich, January 4, 2020
     Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lawrence Durkovich of Mathews, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, after a long illness.
     She was born in Portsmouth on Aug. 17, 1933, and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. John Durkovich, whom she married in 1955. Together, they served in the Ministry of the Virginia United Methodist Church for 50 years, serving in churches all over the state of Virginia.
     Also preceding her in death are her parents, Jesse and Mabel Lawrence from Portsmouth, and her son, John Andrew “Andy” Durkovich of Bangor, Maine.
     She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, granddaughters and families: Mary Anna Durkovich Canter and her husband Glenn Canter and their two daughters, Taylor Nicole and Emily Paige, and Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Zeller and her husband John Zeller and their two daughters, Jessie Alana and Megan Lynn, and their granddaughter, Fynlee, and son Andy’s wife, JoAnne Durkovich and their daughter, Dr. Tracey Durkovich Clark. She also leaves behind a niece, Becky Durkovich Tomlinson and her husband Gene, and her great-niece, Robin Hassler and her husband Todd.
     Betty was trained in classical opera and sang with many groups in the Tidewater area, including the Virginia Opera, before marrying the Rev. Durkovich. While her children were young, she taught preschool for a short time, but she always felt that her main job was to be a homemaker and she took great pride in her position as a “Preacher’s Wife.” She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Diggs. While there, she was a member of the Salem UMC Women’s Club (Lily Hopkins Circle) and member of the choir. She was a past president of the Locust Grove United Methodist Women’s Club at Locust Grove United Methodist Church in Dutton while she and the Rev. Durkovich were serving there. She was the choir director and member of the Mathews Woman’s Club, past chairman of the Mathews County Library Board and member of the Friends of the Library. She was also extremely honored to have served as the Worthy Matron of Oriental Chapter No. 30 OES in Mathews. In addition, she was also a member of the Chesapeake Bay Circle of The King’s Daughters & Sons, and a member of the Peninsula Emmaus.
     A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at Salem United Methodist Church in Diggs on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at 2 p.m. Please wear beautiful colors as we are celebrating her life.
     In lieu of flowers, you may send donations honoring her to Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 474, Mathews, Va. 23109.
     The family would like to thank the many people who work at the Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews for the loving care that they gave to our mom/nana, and to the wonderful people in Mathews who welcomed her and our father as members of your town, we thank you. They both loved living there and making it their home for many years.
     Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Carrie Potts, January 19, 2020
Mrs. Carrie Potts, the widow of the Rev. Reginald "Reg" Harrell Potts III, passed from life to life everlasting on January 19, 2020. Her service of death and resurrection will be held in the chapel of Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, 23221 at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24. Her full obituary is below.
Carrie White Moore Potts, 90, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She married the late Rev. Reginald "Reg" Harrell Potts, III in 1954.Carrie taught business subjects and English for six years in Poquoson, Highland Springs, and Warwick. She worked at Langley Air Force Base teaching military correspondence, worked as a church secretary and severed on Henrico Red Cross Board for three years. She and her late husband conducted tours in the United States and Europe. She was involved in her church choir, United Methodist Women, and Commonwealth Woman's Club.Carrie enjoyed reading and attending music programs.Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Reginald "Reg" Harrell Potts, III; parents, Carroll and Carrie Moore and sibling, Carroll Lee Moore (Gladys), Carrie is survived by her five children, Reginald H. Potts, IV (Susan), Carroll M. Potts (Jane), James S. Potts (Fiancée, Kathy Scarberry), A. Caroline Chappell (Jay), Eleanor Lee Potts Lockhart (Todd); 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.
A memorial service in Richmond will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 24th at Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23221. The family will receive friends in Poquoson 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25th at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Avenue in Poquoson with a graveside service immediately following in Smith Memorial Cemetery in Poquoson.The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Hermitage for their compassionate care of Mom for the last few years.

The Rev. Walter A Whitehurst -- January 4, 2020
The Rev. Walter Allen Whitehurst, 86, died January 4, 2020 in Virginia Beach. He was a retired United Methodist pastor. A native of Pungo, he was the son of John Walter and Elsie Mae (Williams) Whitehurst. He attended Creeds Elementary School and Oceana High School, graduating in 1951. He received his B.A. degree from Randolph-Macon College in 1955, served as a missionary in Chile for three years and graduated from Duke Divinity School in 1961.
Walt founded the Princess Anne Plaza United Methodist Church while also serving as pastor of Lynnhaven UMC, Virginia Beach, 1961-63. From there he went to Annandale UMC as associate pastor and in 1966, he and his family went to Chile as missionaries. They returned to Virginia in 1971 and he served as pastor of Providence-Whites Charge, Rustburg; Main Street UMC, Bedford; First UMC, Hopewell; Stratford Hills UMC, Richmond and Community UMC, Virginia Beach (Kempsville).
In 1995, Walt became Director of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Southeastern Jurisdiction, based in Atlanta, GA. He retired from that position in 1999 and he and his wife Betty returned to his beloved Pungo. In retirement, Walt served as associate pastor at his home church, Charity United Methodist, 2001-2006. He was also a consultant for Individual Volunteers with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, 1999-2005.
After retiring from the Individual Volunteer program, Walt and Betty wrote a book, Following God's Call: Individual Volunteers in Mission about the experiences of many of the volunteer missionaries they had helped recruit, train and send. He later wrote five books known as the Pungo Tales series and loved selling his books at the Pungo Strawberry Festival and local venues. Walt served on the Virginia Beach Historic Review Board, where he was a strong advocate for Pungo Village preservation.
Walt is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Campbell Whitehurst, his sons, Rev. David Whitehurst and his wife Cherie of Bedford, VA and Bruce Whitehurst and his wife Genise of Richmond, VA, and his daughter Monica Whitehurst of Chesapeake; five grandchildren: Alison Whitehurst Martin (Alex), Anne Whitehurst Cantrell (Henry), grandson Carson Whitehurst and granddaughters Cameron and Caroline Whitehurst; by two great grandsons, Levi Cantrell and Blake Martin; his sister Elizabeth Whitehurst Bergesen of Virginia Beach and was predeceased by his sister Reba Whitehurst Thompson.
A memorial service will be held at Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th, with the Rev. David Ryu officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity UMC Memorial Fund, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 5, 2020

Bishop R. Kern Eutsler -- January 2, 2020
Retired United Methodist Bishop R. Kern Eutsler died this morning, January 2, 2020.  Bishop Eutsler was the one of the oldest living United Methodist Bishops. He turned 100 years old in August 2019. 
Bishop Eutsler's memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 2 PM at Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23221. 
Kern Eutsler was born in Bridgewater, Virginia. After graduation from Berea College (B.A.) and Union Theological Seminary in New York (M. Div., cum laude), he received his first appointment in the Virginia Annual Conference and served in that conference until his election to the episcopacy in 1984 by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Berea College named him a Distinguished Alumnus, 1986 
His appointments in Virginia were: Greenville-Mint Spring; Elkton; Luray; South Roanoke); Ginter Park in Richmond; Washington Street in Alexandria; Executive Director, Virginia Methodist Homes, Inc.; District Superintendent, Alexandria District; Reveille in Richmond; and Conference Council Director. 
Kern Eutsler was a delegate to the General Conferences of 1964-84. He served on numerous conference agencies and on the General Board of Global Ministries (1972-76), General Board of Discipleship (1980-88); Chairman, Curriculum Resources Committee (1984-88). 
Bishop Eutsler was assigned to the Holston Area until his retirement in 1988. In retirement he served as Director of Interpretation and Promotion of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in the Southeastern Jurisdiction for seven years. 
His wife Eva Vines died in 2014.  They have two daughters: Rebecca Ann Coulter and Mary Margaret Abramson.

 

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