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Obituaries from week of Feb. 13-27

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

Neal Hampton Connelly 

Neal Hampton Connelly, 72, of Warsaw, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Welcome Grove Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for Edwards Grain.

He is survived by his wife, Viola B. Connelly; daughter, Karen C. Gallagher of Warsaw; step-son, Larry Davis of Woodbridge; sister, Darlene Trippet of Fredericksburg; grandchildren, Ben Jenkins and Emily Jenkins, and great-grandchildren, Christopher Belfield, Kyle Belfield and Lilly Belfield.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Welcome Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Bowen and Rev. Jason Patrick officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Butch Saunders, Jim Hall, Charles Sanford, Norman Schools, Bobby Schools and Bobby Balderson. Donald

Hall and Pete Coates served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Neal Hampton Connelly Fund, c/o Welch Funeral Home, 17546 Kings Highway, Montross, Va. 22520.

Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com


Dixie L. Connor 

Dixie L. Connor, 77, of Colonial Beach passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.  Dixie was born on May 3, 1935. She started her journey to the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with Miss Rosie, and together they crossed the bridge to spend eternity in Heaven.  Dixie was born in Arlington and lived in Alexandria for 25 years before moving to Colonial Beach eight years ago.  She was a bookkeeper and accountant for 30 years before retiring.  Her passions included working crossword puzzles, spending weekends at Monroe Bay Campground with family and friends for the past 22 years and baking cookies and breads for her boys at Christmastime.  Dixie was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Frank and Dorothy Greene, and sister Pam Greene. Survivors include C. Wayne Hill of the home for the past 24 years; her best buddy, Raindrop; three sons, Deen Matteo and wife Kim of Colorado, Bill Matteo and wife Ginni of Hartwood and Gary Matteo and wife Michelle of Gatesville, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Frank Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Dottie Gleason of Arizona; and sister Sandy Wood of Maryland.     The family will hold a private service.   Dixie’s ashes will be transported to Pampa, Texas, for burial. Memorials may be made in her name to the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.  The family thanks all of the nurses and staff in the SICU and Hospice unit of Mary Washington Hospital for all their diligence and compassion while taking care of Dixie. Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com.

Philip Aylett Hoge

On Friday, Feb.22, 2013, Philip Aylett Hoge, age 77, died peacefully at home.  Beloved husband of Patricia Patten Hoge, he was the son of William Aylett Hoge and Susan Cooke Hoge.  Born in New York City, NY, he was raised in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Proud of his Northern Neck, Virginia roots, he and his family still continue to enjoy weekends and vacations at his boyhood home, Ferry Hill.

His love of the Chesapeake Bay began at an early age in the Northern Neck, as he worked as a ‘waterman’ at age 5, catching and selling soft crabs.  For his fifth birthday, his parents gave him his first sailboat. His love of sailing continued all of his life, and he sailed regularly from age 5 to 65.  An active member of many antique and classic car clubs, he bought, sold and collected cars his entire adult life. Proud of his military service, Philip served eight years in the US Naval Reserves, starting in high school.

An alumnus of Washington and Lee High School, Virginia Episcopal School and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, he came to Delaware in 1957.  Discovering he was a good salesman, he started out selling automobiles and then in 1964 joined the Carroll W. Griffith Real Estate Company, which he eventually purchased.  At the time of his passing, he was Vice President and Partner at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties.   A well-known and respected real estate broker, he served as President of both the New Castle County and Delaware Associations of Realtors.  Former President of the University and Whist Club, he was an active member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, the Friday Club, Committee of 100, CIRC, and the Piedmont Club.  A member of Trinity Episcopal Parish, he served for ten years as the President of the Old Swedes Foundation.

He loved exploring the world and interacting with people and considered himself fortunate to have visited most of the continents around the earth.  Philip was proud of the fact that he had been able to accomplish and experience just about everything he ever wanted to do.  A lifelong optimist, he could always see the positive in any situation or person.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his two daughters, Elizabeth Hoge Lipford (Michael) and Joan Hoge-North (David) and his two stepchildren, Amy Seward Quinn (Theodor) and William Ross Seward (Mary Kay), and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Hoge Ripol (George), his niece and nephew, and numerous cousins, who have remained close throughout the years.

A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Church, 1108 N. Adams St, Wilmington, DE 19801, on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.  A Celebration of his Life will be held at the family home in VA on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Old Swede’s Foundation, 806 Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or Westmoreland County Museum, P.O.Box 247, Montross, VA 22520.


Wade Hampton Hudson

Wade Hampton Hudson, Jr. , 91, of Westmoreland County, Va., formerly of Roanoke, died February 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Louise Richardson Hudson, and his son, Michael Wayne “Buddy” Hudson.

After retiring from Roanoke Gas Company he returned to his birthplace in Acorn. He was Past Master of Melrose Lodge #139 AF&AM, Roanoke and Westmoreland Lodge #212 AF&AM, Kinsale. He was also Past Patron of Hillcrest Chapter #159, Roanoke and King Carter Chapter #5, Kilmarnock (formerly Betty Lewis Chapter #107, Kinsale) Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are his daughter, Mary Hudson Gross and husband Jerry; grandsons, Michael Wayne Hudson, Jr. and wife Lori, and Thomas Wade Hudson; great- grandson, William Ryan Hudson; great-granddaughter, Kasey Elizabeth Hudson; special friend, companion and caregiver, Marie Suthard; and caregiver, Glen Hockaday. Deepest appreciation is extended to the staff and nurses at The Orchard and Riverside Hospice, for their kindness and excellent care.

Visitation was held at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel, Warsaw on February 11, 2013 with a Masonic service afterward led by Westmoreland Lodge #212 AF &AM. A graveside service followed at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Reverend DeWayne A. Duncan and Reverend Gerald Smith officiating.


Ruby Hall Johnson

Ruby Hall Johnson, 82, of Mt. Holly, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Mrs. Johnson retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Currioman Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Samuel and Rubie Detrick Hall.

Survivors are her husband, Walter B. Johnson; her son, Walter B. “Benny” Johnson, Jr. (Doris Jean) of Farnham; two grandchildren, Walter “Wally” B. Johnson III (Kristy) and John Trevor Johnson (Brittany); three great grandchildren, Allison, Jacob, and Tyler; a sister, Shirley H. Hogg (Charles) of Waterview; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel with burial in Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Kenny Park officiated. Pallbearers were Al Withers, C.O. Balderson, Joe Neale, Douglas Sleazk, John Sleazk, Kenny Pitts, Billy Prince, and Roger Rowe. Honorary pallbearers were George Shannon, Fred Hottle, Elix Podpaly, Lynn Kuykendall, and Robert K. Bailey, III.


Edward Charles Klischer

Edward Charles Klischer, 74, of Mt. Holly passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16,

2013. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Warsaw and a retired construction worker. He was the son of the late Theodore Edward and Marie T. Klischer.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Kathryn Klischer.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Victory Baptist Church,

Warsaw with Pastor Todd Brown officiating. Interment was in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, Pa. on Friday, Feb. 22.

Online condolences may be made at www.welchfuneralhomeva.com


Julia Octavia Scott

Julia Octavia Scott was born Oct. 28, 1928 in Richmond County. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Alice Gillis Scott.

Julia attended the public schools of Richmond County.  She accepted Christ as her Savior joining the membership at Clarksville Baptist Church at an early age. Aside from caring for her parents and children, she managed to do domestic work to assist her husband with in providing for the family.  She was truly a dedicated family-oriented jewel.

Julia departed this life 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Brenda Scott in Warsaw.  She was predeceased by her husband William Harry Scott; her daughter, Hazel Gaskins Bagby; son, Russell Scott; six brothers, Milton, Jeremiah, Lewis, James, Benjamin and Carter, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Myrteen.

Julia leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Myrteen Grimes of Richmond, Ronda Darlene and friend, Roger of Tappahannock and Brenda of Warsaw; five sons, Lloyd and friend Glenda, Harry, all of Warsaw, Reginald and wife, Maxine of Tappahannock, Bruce and friend, Gertrude of Montross and Gregory of Warsaw; 16 grandchildren, Lloyd, Jr. and Denise Scott; Tonya Tunstall, Alfonso, Terry and Dante Gaskins; Troy Scott, Netina Claxton; Rosheema Wright, Lewis, Jr. and Sierra Grimes; Tiwanna Cuffee, Russell Scott, and Tyler Jackson; Salone and Shyneisha Reed; one daughter-in-law, Maxine; two sons-in-law, James Bagby and Lewis Grimes; a sister-in-law, Rosie Lee Scott; a brother-in-law, Frank Scott; special friends, Lucille Brooks, Virginia Landon, Dorellis Dunaway and Fannie Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews family and friends.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 2 at the Clarksville Baptist Church in Warsaw with Pastor Michael R. Reed, Sr., officiating.  Interment services were held at the Scott Family Cemetery in Warsaw. Honorary pallbearers were Giles Scott and Lawrence Scott. Pallbearers were Raymond Corbin, Barry Gaines, Kirk Gaines, Walter Gaines, Lawrence Lucas and Ricky Roane and floral bearers were family and friends.

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home.


Roy E. Simsheuser

Roy E. Simsheuser Jr., 42, of Colonial Beach passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at home. Roy was a member of River of Life Pentecostal Church in Colonial Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Smith of Colonial Beach; his mother and step-dad, Paula and Robert Brooks of Colonial Beach; a sister, Angela (Brian) Holst of Independence, MO; four daughters; two sons; three step-children; two grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his father, Roy E. Simsheuser Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 23 in the River of Life Pentecostal Church, Colonial Beach, with the Rev. Scottie Jackson officiating.

Interment will be private.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Colonial Beach is handling the arrangements.

Online guest book may be signed at nashandslawfh.com


Virginia Headley Tubman

Virginia Headley Tubman, of Irvington, formerly of Mt. Holly, beloved wife of the late Francis Halley Tubman passed away February 17, 2013 in Irvington. She was born at Lake, Virginia on July 14, 1915 to Elizabeth Sewell Headley and Andrew Broadus Headley, She was a long-time member of Cople Episcopal Parish.  She is survived by her nieces Mary Priscilla Cowart Cockrell, Louise Headley Tolson, and Elizabeth Jones Cockrell; and by numerous other relatives.

The family received friends at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Sunday, February 24, 2013.  A graveside burial service was held Monday, February 25, 2013, at Yeocomico Episcopal Church, 1233 Old Yeocomico Road, Kinsale, VA  22480.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Massey Fund of the Cople Episcopal Parish, 72 Coles Point Road, P.O. Box 110, Hague, VA 22469.

Online remembrances may be made at  http://jonesashfuneralhome.com