Obituaries, week of February 6
Curtis Wade Caldwell
Curtis Wade Caldwell of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Kremlin, VA was received in God’s Heavenly Garden on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the age of 33. He was a Master Chef at Denver’s Vesta and Dipping Grill, a position he had held since his graduation from Johnson & Wales University in Denver. Curtis was also credited as being an accomplished magician, street performer, musician and artist and always attracted much attention and was much enjoyed.
In his younger years he practiced his talents for his family, school friends and church gatherings. As his abilities grew, so did his expertise and notoriety. After graduating from Washington & Lee High School in 1997, Curtis developed a desire to entertain and joined forces with The Westmoreland Players for a short while. During this time he also began to work in the restaurant field starting as a waiter at Good Eats Restaurant near Kinsale. He quickly developed a strong bond with the owners and was soon preparing and creating some of the most delicious items, which they featured on their menu. It was at this time he started to create his famous peanut butter cup, which has become a staple at Vestas in Denver and is tremendously enjoyed.
Curtis then decided he needed to see the world and started his journeys throughout the United States with The Renaissance Faire, continuing in developing his talents and honing his cooking skills. From Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and finally Denver, Curtis left his mark and a great impression on all who befriended him.
Curtis moved back home for a short time, but felt the need to explore what was outside of Virginia again. It was during this move and final stop in Denver that Curtis decided to call Denver his home and registered and was accepted at Johnson & Wales University where he graduated in 2007 Summa Cum Laude in the top 10 of his class. Curtis was also a visionary and enjoyed life to its fullest – never complaining, but making the best of whatever was offered – creativity was a key word in his vocabulary.
Curtis leaves to cherish his memory and accomplishments his mother, Annie Caldwell of Kremlin; father Charles Caldwell of Warsaw; a step-brother, Casey Caldwell of Richmond; grandmother, Iva Howell of Kremlin; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends here, in Denver and throughout the United States. Curtis also leaves two very close friends in Denver, Joe Davis and Adam McLain, who will also cherish his memory and friendship.
Viewing was Thursday, January 31 at the Welch Marks Chapel, Warsaw. The funeral service was held Friday, February 1, 2013 at Welch Marks Chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Don Zampogna officiating. Songs of inspiration and comfort were performed by Ricky Wilkins and commemoratives and readings were given by family and friends. Interment followed in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery at Lyells. Pallbearers were Bliss Coates, Johnny Jones, Billy Joe Montgomery, Paul Israel, Merile Jones and Robert Gillions. Repast followed in the Beulah Baptist Church Hall with refreshments and meal prepared by the Beulah Baptist Women. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped us through this time with their prayers, concerns and encouragement. Bless you all.
Anne Skinner Denson
Anne Skinner Denson, 93, longtime resident of Colonial Beach, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital. Anne was a former owner/manager of Denson’s Grocery in Colonial Beach with her husband, Bernard F. Denson. She was also a teacher’s aide at Colonial Beach Elementary and Woodland Academy. Anne was a well-known and loved caregiver to many in the Colonial Beach area and a member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church.Survivors include a daughter, Carol Denson Hollowell of King George; a son, Rocky Denson and his wife, Blaire of Colonial Beach; four brothers, Wayne, Jimmy, John and Kenneth Skinner, all of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Nellie Pugh and Lois Purks, both of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren, Janet Foster, Angela Haas, Karen Myers, Lisa Gandy, Amanda Preston, Bernard Denson, Lauren Wilson, Elizabeth Ann Denson and Katherine Denson; and 12 loving great-grandchildren.Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard F. Denson, and a daughter, Jetta Denson Pugh.A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, with the Rev. Randall Snipes and the Rev. Yunho Eo officiating. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oak Grove. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.Contributions can be made to Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison Street, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 or Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 212, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443. Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com
William A. Jansheski
William (Bill) A. Jansheski, age 89, of Warsaw, VA (Newland) died suddenly on December 24, 2013. He was born April 14, 1923 to Simon R. and Bonita (Hieatt) Jansheski of Piqua, Ohio.
After high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army during WWII, spending most of his time in France. His three brothers were active duty at the same time.
He married Mary Jane Piper (who preceded him in death two days prior to him), and to this union were born two sons, William C. Jansheski (Susan) of Newark, OH; Terrance Jansheski of Vermilion, OH; and a daughter, Susan J. Piper of Philadelphia, PA.
Bill worked in marketing during the early growth years of Blue Cross of Northeast Ohio for 34 1/2 years, reaching the level of District and Regional Manager.
During the latter part of these years he was also an Ericson Yacht dealer in Vermilion, OH on Lake Erie where he had grown up and developed a passion for sailing. Bill also loved to work on and race his Austin Healey. In addition, he spent some years as a professional portrait photographer.
Upon retirement from Blue Cross, he sailed from Lake Erie to the Bahamas but after three months became bored and returned to the U. S. settling in Annapolis, MD where he had often shown Ericsons in the famous Fall Boat Shows. He remarried and worked 17 years part-time for Kraft Foods, sailing nearly daily on the Chesapeake Bay.
In 2005 he retired a second time and moved with his wife from Bowie, MD to the Northern Neck, continuing to single-hand sail his beloved 1981 Ericson 36 “Interim” until his death.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 24 years, Beverly; his children, three grandsons and two great-grandsons; step-daughters April Brady (MJ) and five children of Clear Spring, MD and Heidi Smith (Jeffrey) and 3 children of Poolesvile, MD; his brother, Dr. John Jansheski (Andree) of San Rafael, CA, a niece and 4 nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 17 at 110 a.m. at Carter Memorial SDA Church, Warsaw, VA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (NCPSSM), 10 G St. NE, Suite 600, Washington D.C. 20002
Frances Dunaway Kennison
Frances Dunaway Kennison, 84, of Warsaw, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Roy “Vic” Kennison; two daughters, Vivian H. Callaway and Jean H. Edwards; three brothers; four sisters; five grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Historyland Memorial Park, King George with Reverend Willard Bowen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Totuskey Baptist Church.
William “Bill” Kimmerling, 79, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital in Charlottesville.Bill had retired from NSWC Dahlgren and was very active in the Colonial Beach community. He was a member of the American Legion for 46 years and a past member of the Colonial Beach Fire Department and the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge.Bill is survived by three daughters, Bernadette Cloniger and her husband, Vernon, of Midland, Bernadine Kimmerling of Maine and Emily Childress and her husband, Joey, of Middletown; a sister, Betty Ann Russell of Fairfax; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Tigger.Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Angelin R. Kimmerling.The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach, with a service beginning at 11 a.m.Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery at 2 p.m.Contributions may be made to Wendy’s Feline Friends, 1228 Holly Vista Drive, Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.
Frank Martin Schneider
Frank Martin Schneider, 96, of Farnham, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013. He was the widower of Mary Luttrell Schneider, a farmer and a member of Farnham Baptist Church.
Survivors are his three grandchildren, David Schneider of Farnham, Keith Schneider of Charlottesville, and Rhonda Powell of Kentucky; three great grandchildren, Travis Schneider, Madison Schneider, and James Webb; and his cousin, Florence Mothershead.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31 at Farnham Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Reverend Rodney Morrison officiated. Pallbearers were Ladell Pierson, Danny Pierson, David Pierson, Oren Pierson, Fred Wayne Mothershead, and J.D. Dawson, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation serving Virginia – Regional Office, 1622 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228-2328.
Norman Coleman “Zook” Taylor
Norman “Zook” Coleman Taylor passed away on Jan. 24, 2013. He was born in Montross on Dec. 13, 1933 to the late Johnny Taylor and Eliza Coleman Taylor. Seven brothers and two sisters have preceded him in death. Zook was educated in the Westmoreland County Public Schools. He dedicated his life to the Lord at an early age at Galilee Baptist Church, Montross. Zook served his country in the Armed Forces, Army Branch. He worked for F. H. Tubman & Company as a plumber from 1957 until his retirement.
He leaves to cherish his memory: son, George Larry Johnson (Helen); grandson, George Larry Johnson Jr.; granddaughter, ShaLinda Johnson; brother, Harvey S. Taylor; two nieces, Sharon Ashton Carey and Gayle R.
Ashton; one great-nephew, Brian R. Ashton Sr.; two great-nieces, Trinette C. Carey and Cherill R. Ashton; other nieces and nephews, Winifred, Gretchen, James Jr., Karen, Darlene, Webster and Avery; double cousins, Waymond, Herbert, Louise and Dorothy, a cousin, friend and care-provider, Neil Roy.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 2 at Galilee Baptist Church. Pastor Joseph Haden officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lynn Johnson, Paul Redmond, Timothy Redmond, Lawrence Johnson, William Redmond and James Tate.
Funeral services entrusted to the Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home.
Nancy S. Wilkins
Nancy S. Wilkins, 60, of Montross, passed away on Jan. 30, 2013. She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church. Nancy had retired as a R.N. from Riverside Tappahannock Hospital where she had worked 20 plus years in the E.R.
Nancy is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Minor (Charles) of Nomini Grove and Angela Jones (Donnie) of Montross and son John Wilkins of Fredericksburg. Johnny Wilkins was a lifelong love and soul mate. She is also survived by grandchildren, Rick Rose, Grace Minor, Trey Wilkins, Devany Jones, D.J. Jones; a sister, Ruth S. Packett (Stanley) of Montross; nephew, James Packett (Theresa) of Montross, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Collins and Katie Sanford.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Providence United Methodist Church. Rev. John Ward and Pastor Wade Wilkins officiated.
Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Rick Rose, Mike Rose, Trey Wilkins, Jimmy Packett, Wayne Bryan and Donnie Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence United Methodist Cemetery Fund, PO Box 913, Montross, Va. 22520.
Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com