Jack Albert Snyder II September 2, 1957 - August 26, 2023

Ft. Belvoir, Virginia – Richmond, Virginia It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Albert Snyder II, age 65, on August 26, 2023, in Richmond, Virginia. He left this world surrounded by the love of his family. Born on September 2, 1957, Jack was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His life was […]


Gordon McKay Birkett, died at his home on Friday, September 8, 2023. He lived a full and adventurous life for 92 years. Being a Navy brat, he and his parents, Jack and Ruby Louise Babb Birkett, lived in many states, Panama and Hawaii. After completion of high school in Pensacola, Florida, he joined the Air Force flying combat missions as […]


Chekeela Diane Johnson “Dee”, 55, of Champlain, departed this life on September 1, 2023 in a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Johnson, a son, Darnell Johnson and a sister, Vaulrie Green all of Champlain; two brothers: Clyde Lindsey of Glen Allen and Alvin Lindsey of Center Cross. The viewing will be held on Friday, September 15, […]



Robert Mason Mitchell, Sr., 83 of Upright, Virginia died on August 30, 2023 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Harmon Mitchell, son, Robert Mitchell, Jr.; three grandchildren, Taylor, Carter, and Cooper Mitchell. The family received friends on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks- Bristow Chapel, Tappahannock, Virginia. […]


Reed Daw passed away after a three year battle with vascular dementia in Charlottesville, VA on March 13, 2023. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Frances Daw, his brothers Guy Daw Jr, and Carl Daw and his sister Jeanette Bailey. He is survived by his children, Cindy Warren (Andrew), Ricky Daw (Haley) , Hannah Daw, and […]


Gladys Brooks Longest, 93, of St. Stephens Church, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023. Gladys was born on Nov. 4, 1929, to the late Emmett Brooks, Jr. and Jennie Hodges Brooks of Essex County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Henry “Earl” Longest, Sr; daughter Carolyn Downer Clanton; son, William J. “Billy” Downer. She […]


Teresa McCarty Austria, 60, formerly of Lancaster, Virginia, recently of Tappahannock, passed away July 21,2023. She is survived by her mother, Etta Jo McCarty; two daughters, Rose Austria and Rachel Austria; grandchildren, Zara Godwin and Aliana Godwin and brother, Robbie Mc- Carty. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. McCarty, Sr. Funeral services were held 12 noon […]


Ryan O’Neil Thompson Jr, 17, of Caret departed this life suddenly on July 25, 2023. He is survived by his mother, Adrienne Holmes, father, Ryan O. Thompson, Sr., his siblings: Carter Thompson, Omair Thompson, Leonard Kelly, Ralph Taylor, Jr., Jeriel Williams and Kamden Holmes, grandparents, great-grandparents, other relatives and friends. The viewing will be on Friday, August 4, from 2-5 […]


Joshua Lynn Hodges, born on July 31, 1986, peacefully departed this life July 22, 2023 surrounded by his loving family; his parents Cathy and Jeff Hodges; his sister, whom he adored, Katie Hodges, Cameron Allen, and his best friend, Benji. Josh was a graduate of Aylett Country Day School, Essex High School, and the University of Mary Washington. He worked […]


Cleopatra “Cleo” Gaines Fortune 92, of Caroline County, Va., formerly of Essex County, Va. de- parted this life on Sunday July 16, 2023. She is survived by five sons, Dwight Fortune (Lana) of Clinton, Md., Shelby Fortune of Milford, Va., Yogi Fortune of Richmond, Va., Bruce Fortune of Richmond, Va., and Ken Fortune of Norfolk, Va., two daughters, Sherald Mayes […]

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