Barbara Snell Buyalos (Bobbie) died peacefully among family on March 14, 2017 at the age of 71.
Bobbie is survived by her 5 children: Joseph Wayne Buyalos, Jr., his wife Ann, and 3 children of Frederick, MD, David Andrew Buyalos, his wife Queen, and 3 children of Chesapeake, VA, Anthony Glenn Buyalos, his wife Stephanie, and 2 children of Roanoke, VA, Mary Catherine Lajaunie, her husband Casey, and 3 children of Houston, TX, and John Michael Buyalos, his fiancÚ Shannon and daughter of Chester, VA; two sisters: Joanne Snell Noland of Hopewell, VA and Robin Snell Williamson of Chester, VA. She is preceded in death by her brother John Alden Snell, III and her parents Helene Graham Snell and John Alden Snell, Jr. of Hopewell, VA.
Bobbie was born on Veterans Day November 11, 1945 in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Hopewell High School, attended University of Michigan, and was a lifelong Michigan football fan. She graduated from Riverside School of Nursing in Newport News, VA as a Registered Nurse and married Joseph Wayne Buyalos, Sr. She then joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired as a 1st Lieutenant from the US Army Nurse Corp. After being honorably discharged, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA and then John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell, VA. Most of her 35 year nursing career, she worked the 11 PM to 7 AM shift so that she could be there to raise her 5 children, and attend all of their numerous school, community, and athletic activities. She always loved nursing and helping people.
Bobbie had a strong faith, loved Jesus, and she made sure that her 5 children came to know Jesus in a personal way. Her 5 children remember her as someone that set about teaching them patriotism, love, respect, kindness, and compassion for others. She had a contagious energetic spirit, and a passion for life, which touched everyone that she came in contact with including complete strangers.
After raising her 5 children and the death of her husband, Bobbie retired from nursing and was able to focus on: gardening, travel, and spending time with family. In 2014, she was very proud to achieve her Master Gardener Certification, and spent as much time as she could outside gardening and beautifying her surroundings. She loved to travel and be with family and friends. She was a very fun person that people wanted to be around.
She was an active and dedicated member of New Life Community Church in Louisa, VA.
A memorial service is Saturday March 25th at 11 AM at the New Life Community Church in Louisa, VA, with a reception to follow at the church. Pastor Josh Turner will be the officiant at the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to New Life Community Church at 509 E. Main St., Louisa, VA 23093. Condolences can be sent to email@example.com
A burial service will take place in the spring at Appomattox Cemetery in Hopewell, VA where she will be buried next to her husband, Joseph Wayne Buyalos, Sr. U.S. Veterans Affairs will bury her with full military honors, and present an American Flag at the interment.
C. Patricia Frederickson, 87, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Charles A. Frederickson and her half-brother, Steven Kepner. She is survived by her son,
Charles A. Frederickson, Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter Mary Ann Michael and her husband Robert;
granddaughters Mary Kathryn Orlando and her husband Michael and Anna Elizabeth Michael. Moving
to Hopewell in 1960, Pat worked for many years in the children's clothing department at Rucker-
Rosenstock. "Mrs. Freddy" then began a long career working with young children first at Hopewell
School of Childhood and then at Enon Child Development Center. She was a devoted member of St.
John's Episcopal Church in Hopewell where she served on the Alter Guild and was a member of St.
Martha's Guild. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. John's
Episcopal Church, 505 Cedar Lane, Hopewell. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution
to the St. John's Episcopal Church Capital Reserve Fund. Condolences may be registered online at www.jtmorriss.com.
DOUGLAS EDWARD NOTTINGHAM SR, 59 OF PRINCE GEORGE VIRGINIA . FORMERLY OF HOPEWELL, VA AND ANSTED, WV. WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD ON MARCH 15, 2017. PRECEDED IN DEATH MOTHER, MOLLY GAY MOORE NOTTINGHAM. HE WAS A MASTER CARPENTER BY TRADE. HE WAS A VERY GIVING MAN. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE LOVED GARDENING AND FISHING AND SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AROUND THE BOMB FIRE IN HIS BACKYARD. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS FATHER, DAVID E. NOTTINGHAM. HIS BELOVED COMPANION OF 15 YEARS, LORLE TRIMARCO, DAUGHTER, MELISSA GAIL GOENS ( JOSH) SON , DOUGLAS EDWARD NOTINGHAM JR.( MELISSA), 4 SISTERS , FREDA,KATHY,JOYCE,PATSY OF ANSTED , WV. 4 BROTHERS, DAVID, DALLAS,DANNY,DENZIL NOTTINGHAM OF ANSTED , WV. 4 GRANDCHILDREN . A ADOPT CHILD OF HIS HEART, GABRIYEL PARRICK. HIS BEST FRIEND OF 30 YEARS. GEORGE TAYLOR ROBB AND MANY MORE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL MISS HIM. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE APRIL 1, 2017 AT 2 PM AT HIS RESIDENCE WITH PASTOR ROGER DEAN OFFICIATING.