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Obituary – June 17, 2013

Dorothy Ida Parr O’Shields passed away on June 8, 2013. She was born September 30, 1923, to Leslie and Mary Parr. She was a life-long resident of Hopewell. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by siblings Harvey, Frank, Elmo, and Selma, and grandchild Julie. Her life was dedicated to the Lord, her family, and caring for others. She is survived by daughters Patricia Ridout (James) and Melanie Frederick; grandchildren Sheila, Shaun (Tiffanie), Paul, and Adam; great-grandchildren Jimmy, Kellen, and Adaline. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to Woodlawn Presbyterian Church (Hopewell) or to the Music Deparment at First Baptist Church (Hopewell). Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th at J.T. Morriss Hopewell. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13th at Merchant’s Hope Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


Louise Dalton Bentley, 82 of Hopewell, VA., passed away on June 8, 2013. Born In Dublin, VA. Louise was the daughter of the late Moyer (Woody) and the late Bertha Dalton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dewey T. Bentley Sr.; daughter, Brenda Bentley; sisters, Mary and Betty Dalton; brother, J.C. Dalton. A retired homemaker, Louise was a member of the Church of God and an avid bowler for many years. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends. Louise also loved gardening, treasured her flowers and made the best strawberry preserves on the planet. Louise is survived by her daughter, Vicki Hartsell; son, Dewey T. Bentley Jr.; grandchildren, Michelle Kuzmick and her husband Chris, Kimberly Gambill, Jason Hartsell and his wife Erin; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Safewright and her husband Frank Jr.; brother Jerry Dalton and his wife JoAnn; many cousins, nieces, nephews ,and beloved friends. A funeral services will be held 6pm on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service with a visitation to follow until 8pm. She will be transported to Stephens Funeral Home in Pulaski, VA. for a visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday June 13, 2013. A graveside service will be held 11am on Friday June 14, 2013 at Newbern Cemetery in Pulaski County, VA.. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


Kendall Carroll Wilmot of Chester and Blacksburg, Virginia passed peacefully on June 8, 2013. Her family includes: loving mother and father Patty Moore and Ted Wilmot; stepparents Erik Moore and Kathy Wilmot; twin brother Daniel Wilmot; step brother Elliott Moore; step sister Kari Moore; grandparents Judy and Jay Race of Staunton, VA and grandfather Ben Wilmot of Fairfax, VA. Additional family includes Sharon and Stephen Race (Patty’s brother) of Manassas, Bruce Wilmot (Ted’s brother) of Alexandria and Laura and Rich Clement (Ted’s sister) of Fairfax. Loving cousins: Abbey and Lori Race; Jackson, Lee, James and Mollie Clement. She is preceded in death by grandmother Connie Wilmot. Special thanks to the dedication and friendship of Jack Collins. Kendall was the 2010 Hopewell High School Valedictorian and a rising senior in the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech. She was a
member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, HMA Hospitality Management Association, Eta Sigma Delta Honors Hospitality fraternity, and on the dean's list for 3 years. Kendall served on the Student Advisory Committee to the Undergraduate Representatives to the Board of Visitors. She was a true Hokie and proud member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was also a little sister in the Delta Phi Sigma fraternity. She volunteered for several charities and contributed both as a teen counselor and staff member for the Jamestown 4-H Summer Camp. Kendall worked at Swader's Sports Park for 4 years and was doing a summer internship at the Richmond Country Club. She had a passion for nature and animals, always stopping to pet a passing dog.Kendall inspired those around her with her enthusiasm and spirit, always spreading a smile and compassion to others. Kendall proudly signed to be an organ donor so others could celebrate life and would encourage everyone to do so. She will be truly missed by all those lives she touched. A Memorial Service to honor Kendall’s life will be held at Chester Baptist Church, 4317 W. School Street in Chester, VA on Saturday, June 15 at 1 PM. In Hokie spirit, all are welcome to dress casual/jeans and wear Va Tech attire (maroon and orange). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, 3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA. 23185 or Chesterfield Animal Shelter, 9300 Public Works Rd. Chesterfield, VA 2383. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com

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