Vol. 45, No. 35
September 8, 2001

Last request

Longtime Goochland resident, Thomas King, died July 5 and was buried in Culpeper County July 9. His last request to be transported to his gravesite by a horse-drawn vehicle was granted by Dot and Lou Ruqus and the Maymont Foundation.

Family members and friends helped make the arrangements with the loan of Maymont’s antique hearse, restored with King’s advice, and pulled by a beautiful pair of Percheron mares, which he sold to the Ruqus several years ago. Longtime friend and horsewoman, Lynn Hewitt, of Raphine, also paid tribute to King with her Canadian stallion as the “riderless horse,” joining the procession as it wound through downtown Culpeper and entered the Fairview Cemetery.

The echo of steel wheels on a gravel road was the last sound heard before King was laid to rest on that hot summer day; fitting closure for a man whose life was so clearly tied to the seasons and the horse.


Andrew George Adams Jr.

Andrew George Adams Jr., known by friends and colleagues as “Sonny”, died at his home in Manakin-Sabot on Aug. 29.

Born in 1930, Adams graduated John Marshall High School and the first R.O.T.C. graduate of the University of Richmond. He was a retired major in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.

He was an active member and Sunday School teacher at the Northminster Baptist Church, where he belonged to the Baraca Class.

Surviving him are his wife, Eleanor Layman Adams; his mother, Joan L. Adams; his daughter, Sharon Brooks; two sons, Andrew G. Adams III and Robert Thornton Adams.

Deacon Manuel Daniels Sr

Deacon Manuel (Youngie) Daniels Sr., 82, of Goochland, died Aug. 21.

He was preceded in death by his son, Samuel K. and his wife, Minnie Y. Daniels.

Surviving him are his children, Mrs. Audrey D. Shannon, Dr. M. LaVerne Daniels, Mrs. Ronie D. Herndon, Manuel Daniels Jr. and Raymond E. Daniels; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Felecia B. Daniels and Mrs. Denita P. Daniels; sons-in-law, Ralph J. Shannon and Melvin O. Herndon; his granddaughters, Rhonda Ashley and Renita.

He is also survived by a brother, Joseph F. Daniels; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Sallie W. Daniels, Mrs. Eva C. Daniels, Mrs. Naomi J. Daniels and Jessie M. Young; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a devoted cousin, Deacon Frank J. Daniels; a devoted caregiver, Ms. Cynthia D. Waddy; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus (Diane) Prosser and Mrs. Martha T. Yellock.

Funeral services will be held Aug 25, at 3:30 p.m. at Second Union Baptist Church, 2843 Hadensville-Fife Rd. (Rt. 606), where remains will lie in state from 2 p.m. to hour of service, Rev. Donald L. Trent Sr., pastor, officiating and interment followed in the church cemetery.

Willie C. “Bill” Osborne

Willie C. “Bill” Osborne, 74, of Manakin-Sabot, passed away Friday, August 31. he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charlotte Ellis Osborne; his daughter, Betsy Osborne Tanton and husband, Thomas Tanton; two grandchildren, W. Scott Starling and Alexandra Tanton, all of Champaign, Ill; a sister, Doris Kelley and husband, Eugene; a brother, Tom Osborne and wife Ann.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Goochland Baptist Church.

Lewis Marvin Jackson

Lewis Marvin “Dick” Jackson of Richmond died Aug. 3. He is the son of the late Anna C. and Robert Jackson.

Surviving him are his wife; two sons; three sisters, Girlie E. (Alton) Brown, Annie M. (Robert) Anderson and Grace B. (Walter) Davies. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, with Pastor Melvin Woodson officiating. Interment followed at Fauquier Baptist Church Cemetery.

William Dean Rigsby

William Dean Rigsby, age 60, of Fife, died Aug. 7. Surviving him are his mother, Daisy Rigsby; one sister, Eulah Terry; one brother-in-law, Marvin Terry Sr., of Richmond; one brother, James Rigsby of Goochland; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service was held Aug. 10 at Perkins Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Perkins Baptist Church, Route 606, Fife, Va. 23063.


Mrs. David Wilkerson
Wilkerson, Childress wed

April Childress and David Wilkerson were married at Lyles Baptist Church in Fluvanna County on June 23 with Rev. Thomas LeVines officiating.

Dawn Reeder was her sister’s matron of honor. Other attendants were Cynthia Bechter, Lyn Rapalee, Jessica Powell (all former Goochland classmates) and Jennifer Cooper (college classmate). Elizabeth Reeder was a junior bridesmaid and Carsen Wilkerson was the flower girl.

Steve Wilkerson was his son’s best man. Other groomsmen were Brandon Wilkerson, brother of the groom, Richard Ruble, Eric Hogan and Steve Holt (college classmates). The ring bearer was Tyler Wilkerson.

April is the daughter of Joe and Lillie Childress of Goochland, a graduate of Goochland High School and Roanoke College.

David is the son of Steve Wilkerson of Forest and Diane Wright of Appomattox. David is a graduate of Jefferson Forest High School and James Madison University.

The couple honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise and now live at Fork Union Military Academy where David is an English teacher.

He is also a wrestling and soccer coach. April is working for SeniorNavigator.com, an Internet resource for seniors, caregivers and health professionals.
Gill, Cummings wed in
Cherry Hill ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Jason R. Gill

The marriage of Miss. Kelley Elizabeth Cummings, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Roland Cummings, III of Glen Allen, to Mr. Jason Reed Gill, son of Mr. And Mrs. Wayne Reed Gill of Montpelier, took place June 9 at Cherry Hill Farm, home of Mr. And Mrs. W.E. Thomasson of Montpelier.

The Rev. Mike Gillen officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Daniel C. Davis and the late Carrie E. Davis of Richmond and Mrs. Judith B. Cummings of Manakin-Sabot and the late Mr. Arthur R. Cummings, Jr. the groom is the grandson of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas D. Hall of Heathsville, and Mrs. Bessie Gill of Lancaster and the late Mr. Willie T. Gill.

Miss. Kasey Brooke Cummings of Glen Allen was her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss. Lisa Wrenn of Richmond and Miss Jennifer Kennedy of Richmond, flower girl was Miss Claire Williams of Glen Allen, all friends of the bride.

Mr. Wayne Gill was his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Thomas Gill of Montpelier, brother of the groom, and Mr. Ben Fowler of Montpelier, friend of the groom. Ring bearer was Master Connor Pfister of Glen Allen, and Mistress of ceremonies was Mrs. Cindy Pfister, friends of the bride.

The couple honeymooned in Newport, Rhode Island and reside in Ashland with their German Shepherd, Dakota. They would like to thank all their family and friends for making their day so special..

Sheriffs report

Responses for calls for Aug. 28 through Sept. 4.
  • Animal Control 3
    Assist Henrico Police 3
    Assist Motorist 24
    Breathing Problems 2
    Business 7
    Criminal Arrest Warrants 9
    Criminal Trespass 2
    Damage Property-Private 1
    Diabetic Problems 1
    Domestic Dispute 3
    Extra Patrol/Welfare Check 7
    Falls 5
    Firing Weapons/Shots Fired 1
    Funeral Escort 1
    Gas Theft 5
  • General Information 5
    Heart Problems 2
    Incident Services 27
    Investigative Follow-up 4
    Juvenile Runaway 2
    Neighborhood Dispute 2
    Noise Disturbance 3
    Paper Service 7
    Prisoner Transport 10
    Reckless Driving 18
    Repossession 1
    Residence 12
    Sick Person 4
    Silent E-911 20
    Stray Cat or Dog 1
  • Stray livestock 3
    Suspended O.O./Habitual Off. 1
    Suspicious Person/Vehicle 19
    Traffic Accident 3
    Traffic Accident PD 3
    Traffic Accident PI 3
    Traffic Accident Deer 1
    Traffic Offense/Summons 36
    Traffic Offense Warning 56
    Traffic Stop - On View 5
    Tree Across Road 1
    Unconscious/Fainting 1
    Vehicle Fire 2
    Walk Through/Security Check 7

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