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Obituaries, week of April 24: Hinson, Johnson, Owens, Conaway

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Peggy Jones Hinson


Peggy Jones Hinson, wife of Larry Hinson, of Montross, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was employed at Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren. A very active member of Currioman Baptist Church, past secretary of Northern Neck Humane Society, secretary Westmoreland County Citizens Association, and Phi Theta Kappa at Rappahannock Community College.

She is survived by son, Kenneth Scates (Pam); daughter, Dinah Childers (Tom); sister, Linda Greene (Bobby), all of Montross; brother, Mahlon Jones (Jean) of Richmond; grandchildren, T. J. Childers, Sarah Childers Catalano (David) and Erin Childers, and great-granddaughter, Grace Rector. Funeral services were held on July 21 at Currioman Baptist Church. Rev. David McIntre, Rev. Bobby Greene and Pastor Wade Wilkins officiated.

Interment was in Currioman Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Catulano, Daniel Riley, Christopher Sanders, Troy Walker, Ernie Hazelwood and Jimmy Swain. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Riley, Jim Thorne, Bill Allison and Leonard Bell.

Memorial contributions may be made to King George Animal Rescue, PO Box 1003, Dahlgren, Va. 22448 or Animal Welfare League, PO Box 975, White Stone, Va. 22578.


Ra’Niyah Aleice Johnson


On June 30, 2013, Ra’Niyah Aleice Johnson entered into eternal rest.  God whispered gently to his daughter, “Come on home, there’s no more suffering.”

In her short month on earth, she showed us strength and courage beyond imagination.   She gave us hope and taught us faith.  She left us with such great inspiration that even through the toughest times of our lives, we must trust in God and lean not to our own understanding.  Even though her battle was lost, Ra’Niyah will always be remembered as our “Miracle Child.”  She fought in every aspect until God said she didn’t have to suffer any more. We are grateful for the memories and joy she brought to our lives.

She is survived by her loving parents, TaKera Wright and Richard Johnson Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Herman and Connie Wright; her paternal grandmother, Jerlean Johnson; three aunts, Syreeta Ashton, LaTasha Harris (Jerome Peterson) and Shanteus Wright; seven cousins, Jalequa Wise, JaKayla Peterson, Jaylen Peterson, Ah’Shaun Johnson, Jayvion Peterson, Aziyah Johnson and Malaya Clarke and a host  of loving great uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held Friday, July 5.

A special thank you to all the NICU nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.


Sheila Harcum Owens


Sheila Harcum Owens passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born Sept. 27,

1951 in Lancaster to Hortense Miles Moody and Theodore Harcum Sr.

She was educated in the Lancaster County Public Schools and employed at the Lancashire Convalescence and Rehabilitation Center.

On June 18, 2005, Shelia married Raymond Scott Owens.

Sheila was a faithful member of the Church of Deliverance.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Joseph Harcum, Sr.; sister, Janice Harcum and nephew, Terell Bromley.

Surviving are her loving husband, Raymond S. Owens; children, Annette Mitchell (Kelvin Sr.), Barbara Croxton (William), Joyce Wise (Sherman Sr.), Latricia Hudnall (Donte) and Raymond Owens, Jr. (Renee); grandchildren, Kelvin Butler, Antonio Carter, Joy Carter, Antwon Butler, Terrance Taylor Jr., Tiara Scott, Sherman Wise Jr., Keisha Mitchell, QueenAsia Croxton, Dajah and Deonte Hudnall, and Dayjon Dean; great-grandchildren, Destiny Carter, A’Lyric Taylor, Khloe Skyy Carter and Jaden Alexander Wise; sisters, Hortense (Therisita) Waller and Roxanna Brown; brother, Theodore Harcum, Jr.; eight nieces; four nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held July 20 at the Church of Deliverance.

Interment services were held at the church cemetery.


John O. “John Boy” Conaway


Trustee John O. “John Boy” Conaway passed away July 13, 2013.

He was born May 15, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Ruth and Rogest Conaway who predeceased him.

John Boy was educated in the public schools of Northumberland County.  He joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Trustee Ministry, the Men’s Chorus, and the Voices of Victory.

He was an employee of Omega Protein for 36 years and was also a member of the Union Rider’s Motorcycle Club.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Inez; two sons, Melvin (Marie) and Allen (Terra); a grandson, Adrian; four granddaughters, Destiny, Alexis, Manasia and Jada; four brothers, Wilbur (Barbara), Wayne (Vanessa), Thomas (Marsy) and Jimmy (Karen); three sisters, Grace (Claybrook) Jones, Mary (Ruford) Lee and Martha (Richard) Mason; two uncles; seven aunts; four sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; a best friend, James Fallin and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held July 20, 2013 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Interment services were held at the church.