Obituaries

DISHMAN

Martha Ann Dishman, 82, of Loretto passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. She was the widow of Robert R. “Jim” Dishman. Martha Ann was a retired employee of Levi Strauss and a devoted member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents William Harvey Collawn and Annie Mae Collawn […]

SPAGE

Susan Ione Spage, August 23, 1944 to October 9, 2021 Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Susan’s life on Wednesday April 5, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Tappahannock Presbyterian Church, 204 Kino Road, Tappahannock, Virginia. A light lunch and fellowship will follow immediately after the service.

SAMUEL

Deaconess Elsie M. Samuel, 79, of Hustle departed this life on March 22, 2023 at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Leon Samuel, two daughters: Cheryl Samuel of Forestville, MD and Gwen Bryant of Hustle and a son, Leon L. Samuel (Candy) of Waldorf, MD. The viewing will be held on Friday, March 31, from 4-7 p.m. at […]

BAYLOR

Garry M. Baylor, 63, of St. Stephens Church departed this life on March 20, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Faye E. Baylor, a daughter, Ladonna Baylor of Richmond, a step-son, William Greene Jr. (Tiffany) of Tappahannock, a step-daughter, Alana Samuel of West Virginia, a brother, Anthony Baylor (Miranda) of Newtown and a sister, Marilyn Nelson of Richmond. The […]

RAGLAND

Richard Wayne Ragland, 71, of Center Cross, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023. He stepped into eternity and was reunited with family and friends as he was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearlene and Hugh Ragland, and his brothers, Stuart and Raymond Ragland. He is survived […]

SMITH

Tracey Yolanda Smith, 61, of St. Stephens Church departed this life at her residence on March 12, 2023. She is survived by four daughters: Shakkita Smith of Richmond, Janay Smith of St. Stephens Church, Taijja Cauthorne and Tasima Cauthorne both of Tappahannock and a son, Thomas Cauthorne IV of Tappahannock. The viewing was on Friday, March 17, at Washington Funeral […]

HAMMOND

William Richard Hammond, 96, of Tappahannock, Virginia passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. He was a longtime member of Beale Memorial Baptist Church, and was a World War II veteran. William was also the Founder and Owner of Newtown Dragway. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Stone Duke Hammond. He is survived by his sons, Willard […]

DOUGHTON

Otis Franklin “Buddy” Doughten of Loretto passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dale and Rob Pitts of Midlothian and two grandchildren, Meredith Mann of Brooklyn, NY and Marshall Pitts of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Edith Hayes Doughten. Buddy was born in Richlands, VA. […]

WHITAKER

Geraldine Whitaker, 70, of Waldorf, MD departed this life on March 6, 2023 at her brother’s residence in Tappahannock. She is survived by a sister, Addie Whitaker of Woodbridge, two brothers: Raymond Whitaker (Kay) of Dunnsville and Jerome Whitaker of Tappahannock. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 12 noon at Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 […]

WILLIAMS

John Munford Williams, 93, of, Hempstead, NY formerly of Essex County, departed this life on March 7, 2023 in California at his daughter’s residence. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marjorie Saunders Williams and his children: Janice Williams and John Williams The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist […]


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