Obituaries - August 25, 2017
Aug 25, 2017, 07:57
Nana Brindle Woodfin, 89 of Spring Grove, VA passed away, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester M. Brindle and Tedie B. Thomas; her brothers, Lollan J. Brindle, Howard D. Brindle, and Ted A. Brindle; son in law, Tas “Jeff” J. Underwood, Jr,. She is survived by her son, Earnest R. Stanley and wife Janet; daughter, Nancy L. Underwood; grandchildren, Dena M. Stanley, Avery W. Pierce, Julia A. Pierce-Beach and husband Brandon, Julian T. Pierce, Jr. and wife Reges; great grandchildren, Avery Pierce, Pierce Beach, Jackson Beach, Ava Pierce, Julian K. Pierce, Julian Pierce III; as well as, numerous extended family and friends. Nana was a past member of Claremont Baptist Church in Claremont, VA. She is a current member of New Harvest Christian Life Ministries in Surry, VA. The family will receive friends, 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral 820 W. Broadway, Hopewell, VA. A funeral service will be held, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 at New Harvest Christian Life Ministries 68 Old Burrough Road. Surry, VA 23883. The Interment will follow in Waverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in honor of Mrs. Woodfin be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
William Wayne “Wild Bill” “Bluewolf” Johnston passed away on Aug 13, 2017 from complications of COPD & Diabetes at his home, with his loving wife, Barbara, at his side.
Bill was born October 3, 1953 in Hopewell, VA to the late William Atkins Johnston and Edith Inez Brooks Johnston.
In addition to his beloved wife, Barbara, Bill is also survived by his sons & daughters: James A Johnston of Savage, MD; Jessie Sylvestre (Dan) of Maplewood, MN; Laura L. Burrows (Brad Atkins) of Arnettsville, WV; Krystal M. Ratliff (Josh) of Dublin, TX; Christopher L. Gordon (Jessica) of Spotsylvania, VA; David W. Gordon (Susan) of Cocoa, FL; Robert S. Gordon of Raleigh-Durham, NC; 8 grandchildren – Mackenzie, Amber, Julie, Kayla, Travis, Vincent, Emmalynn, and Zayda; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Atkins Johnston and his niece, Angela Johnston Schuester.
Born in Hopewell, VA he had a soft spot in his heart for New Orleans, and settled in St. Mary’s county over 30 years ago. Bill served 20 years in the Navy, and retired as a PO2 and a Viet Nam Veteran after making 15 trips to Viet Nam. He had 15 years as a government contractor starting out as a Substance Abuse Counselor, became a Director in that field, and after numerous other careers was a Motor Cycle Safety Instructor when his declining health forced him to retire in 2013. Bill had 33 years of continuous sobriety and was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous. He was involved in the origination of Rolling Thunder and attended every year up to the 25th Anniversary Ride before his health required him to step back and pay tribute from home in his recliner. For Bill the most important things in his life were sobriety, God, and family.
Family will receive friends for Bill’s Life Celebration on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.