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CornerStone joins with Marines in making holiday special Contributed Report

AYLETT -Christmas@ TheCornerStone in Aylett was celebrated on Dec 16, 2017, with a special luncheon for about 70 seniors and wrapping up with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for families at The CornerStone. Over 125 families took photos with Santa that day. Photos with Santa has been a special feature for the last 15 years here in Aylett. John and Carrie Fischetti have been gracious each year sharing their

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WestRock’s West Point Mill held a toy drive, which was a huge success. Some West Point employees are shown with the toys. Shown are, from left, Brenda Thompson, whose son is Marine Lane Cpl. Stewart A. Thompson; Roy See; and Karen Wright, whose son is Marine Sgt. Bryce Wright.

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resources. John is a professional photographer. Together with their daughters they combine their professionalism with grace and warmth at Christmas. There is much fun and laughter as the Fischetti family ushers in the guests to pose with Santa, which helps make Christmas memorable to so many. Families look forward to this joyous experience and most of them try not to miss out. Over a two-week period prior to Christmas, volunteers at The

see CHRISTMAS, pg. 4 }

Students learning the gift of giving Photo submitted by Michael G. Embrey

Photo submitted by Michael G. Embrey

Congratulations to fifth grade student Abby Dobson, who was named King William County Spelling Bee Champion on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Abby will represent King William at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee on March 10. Abby won the bee in round five with the word "canine." Runners-up were seventh-grader Guy Carrington and sixth-grader Jenna Maynard. The top 10 spellers from grades three through eight competed in the county bee.

Students in Beth Monroe and Sabrina Moran’s second grade class at Cool Spring Primary School learned how it is better to give than to receive during the holidays. The class discussed the value of spreading joy. They also discussed the importance of people who have impacted them. The students were each given a poinsettia to give to someone who has made a difference in their life within their school. They wrote a card for that person. The students were very excited to read their card and share their gift. Students learned the joy of giving just to touch the heart of another. The opportunity to give has left a lasting impact on the students as well as the staff. The poinsettias were generously donated by Melanie Mitchell. A huge thank you to her, as students would not have been able to have this experience without Mrs. Mitchell leading by example.


The CornerStone continues to prove value to community

Trinity Dabriel Bea crowned queen of the Holly Realm

By Melody Kinser Managing Editor


he CornerStone in Aylett once again proved what a blessing it is to the people of King William County with Christmas@TheCornerStone. For 15 years, photos with Santa Claus have attracted young and old alike to the location on U.S. 360. A special thank you was extended to John and Carrie Fischetti, who handle the photography for the event. But that’s only the beginning of this special holiday story. CornerStone volunteers worked tirelessly collecting, sorting and distributing donations for two weeks heading into Christmas to ensure there would be plenty of gifts – toys, games, puzzles and bicycles -- for nearly 800 children in King William and King and Queen counties and the Town of West Point. In 2016, Aylett Toys for Tots was authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to make Christmas bright for local kids. With the help of the Marines, no child is left behind when it comes to enjoying the Christmas holiday. CornerStone’s collaboration with the Marines benefits so many. As a matter of fact, over 1,400 children in 10 counties got toys through the Aylett Toys for Tots program. To all those affiliated with The CornerStone and its truly generous programs, we say “Thank you.” Their efforts continue to make life better for the people of King William and surrounding counties.

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Thirteen young ladies were presented at this year's Holly Ball. Shown are, from left, front row, Harley Jean Haydon, Tiffany Nicole White, Jillian Sawyer Jett, Cammeron Nicole Wilkins, Kelsey Blair Keyser and Trinity Dabriel Bea; second row, Connor Nicole Pemberton, Shelby Lynn Davis, Meghan Samantha Shores, Abby Lynn Wilson and Carlie Rebecca Pemberton; and top row, Jenna Blake Whelan and Laura Marie Milstead. Inset: Dabriel Bea was crowned the 2017 Queen of the 122nd Holly Ball.

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This is one of The CornerStone’s toy dropoff sites. Thirty-three Toys for Tots boxes were located at different drop sites. Some came in full and overflowing, while a few were nearly empty.

KILMARNOCK -- Trinity Dabriel Bea of Burgess was crowned Queen of the Holly Realm on Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Indian Creek Yacht

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and Country Club in Kilmarnock. Bea was selected through popular vote by those attending the 122nd Ball. She will serve as queen next December at the 123rd Holly Ball, the Tidewater Foundation’s fundraising arm. Thirteen Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area debutantes were presented at the recent Holly Ball. D e l e g at e Margaret Bevans Ransone of Kinsale provided an eloquent oration for the gala event and crowned Bea with the traditional crown worn by former queens. Bea succeeds reigning Queen Macy Stuart Swift of Reedville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Keith Swift of Reedville. Bea is the daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Michael Tirelle Bea of Burgess. She was presented by her father, and escorted by Matthew James Thrower. Bea chose as her attendants, Shelby Lynn Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Davis of Dunnsville, and Tiffany Nicole White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dwayne White of Reedville. Davis was presented by her father and escorted by David Franklin Clarke. White was presented by her father and escorted by Dexter Brooks Lewis. Richard Aubrey Farmar III served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. The debutantes presented this year were Trinity Dabriel Bea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. see TRINITY, pg. 3 }

Icy road conditions claim local woman Staff Report

KING WILLIAM – A 35-year-old Aylett woman lost her life in a crash on Tuesday, Jan. 9, on Globe Road in Aylett. The Virginia State Police identified the victim was Leigh Lapierre, the driver of a pickup truck that went out of control and struck a tree. Trooers responded to the scene at 10:20 a.m. Lapierre and five children were transported to a local hospital. Two received serious injuries and three sustained minor injuries. According to the VSP, Lapierre died at the scene. Everyone in the truck was wearing a seat belt or was properly restrained in a child seat, police said. Icy roads may have been a

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Michael Tirelle Bea of Burgess, presented by Mr. Bea, escorted by Matthew James Thrower. Shelby Lynn Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Davis of Dunnsville, presented by Mr. Davis, escorted by Mr. David Franklin Clarke; Miss Harley Jean Haydon, daughter of Melinda Lewis of Kilmarnock and Darryl Joseph Haydon of Tappahannock, presented by Mr. Haydon, escorted by Mr. Caleb Guy Lewis. Jillian Sawyer Jett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Manning Jett Jr. of Reedville, presented by Mr. Jett, escorted by Mr. Brett Andrew Pausic; Miss Kelsey Blair Keyser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Warren Keyser of Burgess, presented by Mr. Keyser, escorted by Joshua Andrew Hinson. Laura Marie Milstead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward Milstead of Warsaw, presented by Mr. Milstead, escorted by Derek Evan Wiseman; Carlie Rebecca

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Leigh Lapierre, 35, of Aylett was killed on Jan. 9 on Globe Road in Aylett after losing control and striking a tree. Icy roads were considered a contributing factor in the crash.

contributing factor in the deadly accident. Troopers responded to dozens of crashes on Jan. 9. Similar conditions were reported on Jan. 10. “The black ice was an issue this morning. I think it was due to a lot of areas getting the rainfall during the night,” state police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said Tuesday,

Jan. 9. Hill said that from 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, her agency handled 48 crashes in a state police division that encompasses Richmond and 21 counties. Sean Gorman of the Richmond Times-Dispatch contributed to this article.

Pemberton, daughter of Susan McDaniel Pemberton of Warsaw and James Carroll Pemberton also of Warsaw, presented by Mr. Pemberton, escorted by Wyatt Kellen McCranie. Connor Nicole Pemberton, daughter of Susan McDaniel Pemberton of Warsaw and James Carroll Pemberton, also of Warsaw, presented by Mr. Pemberton, escorted by Ryan Nash McManus; Meghan Samantha Shores, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Scott Shores of Urbanna, presented by Mr. Shores, escorted by Larry Stone Shores, III. Jenna Blake Whelan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Keith Whelan of Warsaw, presented by Mr. Whelan, escorted by Kaleb Gage Self; Tiffany Nicole White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dwayne White of Reedville, presented by Mr. White, escorted by Dexter Brooks Lewis. Cammeron Nicole Wilkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Louis Wilkins of Reedville, presented by Mr. Wilkins, escorted by Brian

Michael Harris; and Abby Lynn Wilson, daughter of Tamara Renee Wilson of Mechanicsville, presented by Mr. William Smith, escorted by Jacob Carter Wilson. Ushers serving at the 122nd Holly Ball were Grant Crowther Biddlecomb of Reedville, Andrew Harris Clarke of White Stone, McDonald Hancock Crittenden of Hardyville, Logan Ellery Kellum of Reedville and Warsaw, and John Brackett Vaughan of Warsaw. The proceeds from the Holly Ball are dispersed by the Tidewater Foundation to a variety of charitable organizations, supporting education and youth in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. During the last decade, the Tidewater Foundation, via its philanthropic and stewardship initiatives, has contributed approximately a quarter of a million dollars to local entities. In early 2017, the Tidewater Foundation made contributions to a variety of worthy causes, made possible by the proceeds of the 121st Holly Ball in 2016.

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The Regional Animal Shelter always has healthy dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption like those seen here. Kennel visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The address is 20201 King William Rd. in King William. For more information, call 804-769-4983. The Regional Animal Shelter and the Indian Rivers Humane Society have partnered with the BARRON Surgery low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Mechanicsville. They will arrange low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries for owned dogs and cats, and free transportation to and from their clinic. Space is limited for the one day clinic to be held on Wednesday, March 14. For more information and pre-registration, call 804-769-4983. Other low-cost services are available such as worming, nail trims and microchips.

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CornerStone spared no effort to have donations collected, sorted and distributed. Over 785 children from King William, West Point and King and Queen got toys, games, puzzles and some even got bicycles for Christmas at Aylett. A second part of the distribution of toys occurred around several other counties where “Aylett Toys for Tots” works with existing Christmas programs. The CornerStone Community Development Center’s Christmas Program came to a crossroad a few years back when the number for families needing help at Christmas surpassed the level of local donations. While community support is consistently amazing each year, leftover toys from the Gloucester Toys for Tots campaign became a supplemental resource for the shortfall. “Aylett Toys for Tots” was authorized in 2016 by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to bring to children toys at Christmas. Local donations to the Christmas program are

important to this endeavor as they have been for the past 16 years. The Marines ensure that no child in need is left without a toy for Christmas. Not only do children in King William and King and Queen benefit from this generosity, several other counties participate in it as well. Well over 1,400 children whose families qualified based on income in over 10 counties received toys during Christmas 2017 through the Aylett Toys for Tots program. Donations are raised in these other counties too. The CornerStone CDC takes care of many families through the year – Christmas is no exception. One morning a lady brought boxes with about 66 toys that her son had bought at a sale the previous weekend. A kind, friendly and neighborly face, a hard-working single mom was reaching out to help families in need at Christmas. Several knocks on the door this season brought to a continuing realization that Christmas is all about loving and caring for people. Cool Spring Primary School in King William celebrated 12 days of Christmas

this year. When Dr. Rachel Ball called for a pickup of donations, volunteers had no idea that there was a load of 421 pairs of socks, 190 scarves, 155 hats, 165 pairs of gloves and 12 blankets apart from 482 food items apart from tooth brushes and tooth paste. Local churches, groups and business helped to collect such donations as well. Food was in plentiful supply and the “Wall of Hats, Scarves, Gloves and Socks” was loaded. West Rock at West Point led the donation trail with their employees, gathering over 150 toys, games and puzzles, and nine bicycles. West Point Public Schools followed closely behind with a collection of 125 toys, games and puzzles. Bicycles and toys were distributed locally to children at West Point, King William and King and Queen families. Every attempt was made to keep local donations, distributed locally and only to those in need. Teary eyes and grateful hearts extended a big “Thank you” to all donors and volunteers who willingly and constantly give of their time, effort and needed resources.

Spirit of giving shines bright at Riverside Tree of Lights Gala Contributed Report

More than $44,000 in proceeds from annual fundraiser to directly benefit cancer patients in the Middle Peninsula GLOUCESTER – Hundreds of Middle Peninsula residents, business leaders, philanthropists and sponsors recently gathered to prove that they are stronger than cancer by raising over $44,000 to benefit cancer patients on the Middle Peninsula at the 2017 Riverside Tree of Lights Gala. “We want to ensure that each and every patient who comes to us with a diagnosis of cancer has access to the highest quality care, right here on the Middle Peninsula. The proceeds from this evening’s event help fund the ongoing program of integrative medicine including pet, music, massage and nutrition therapies,� said Megan Crain, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

administrator and vice oresident. “It is wonderful to see such ongoing support from so many people and organizations who are helping fund these programs.� Held on Dec. 2 at the Abingdon Ruritan Club, the 7th Annual Riverside Tree of Lights Gala proceeds eclipsed 2016 totals, with generous donations collected throughout the evening from guests who enjoyed a full dinner served by Olivia’s in the Village and live music provided by The Michael Clark Band featuring Tracy Clark. “Gifts from our community help us to care for our patients just like we would our own family,� said Lori Gillespie, M.D., radiation oncologist at the Riverside Middle Peninsula Cancer Care Center, located on the campus of Walter Reed Hospital. “The little things like pet therapy can make such a difference." Donations collected benefit the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Make a Difference Fund, specifically earmarked to support cancer patients on the Middle Peninsula access therapeutic and support services not always covered by insurance, including massage therapy, nutri-

tion counseling, music therapy and more. “I don’t want anyone to ever think twice about where to go for cancer care,� said Biral Amin, M.D., MBA, Riverside Health System’s oncology service line chief. “I want this to be the first place one thinks of.� In 2015 alone on the Middle Peninsula, the state reported 404 new cases of cancer. That same year, Riverside treated 317 new cases of cancer, or over 78 percent of patients diagnosed in that year. The average cost of a dinner for two could pay for massage and music therapy for one cancer patient, both of which have been proven to decrease pain and stress associated with cancer treatment. Over the last six years Riverside has hosted the Tree of Lights Gala, proceeds from the event

have supported funding new family care facilities, a healing garden for cancer patients and helping cover transportation and medication costs for those who cannot afford it. Sponsors played a key contributing role making the 2017 Tree of Lights Gala a success, including Spain Commercial Inc. as the Presenting Sponsor; Ameritone, Callison RTKL and Leah Wallace Associates as Emerald Sponsors; and Chesapeake Bank, DPR Construction, Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust, Masters Mechanical Corporation, Phillips Energy, Rappahannock Concrete Corporation and York River Flooring as Gold Sponsors. The Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Make a Difference Fund remains open for donations. To learn more about how your donation makes a difference, visit stronger.

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King William stays step ahead of Pointers By Dave Lawrence Sports Editor

CENTRAL GARAGE – The King William boys basketball team loves to put the pedal to the metal. Their penchant for flooring the gas pedal has kept them on the brink of disaster in game after game, leading either to close losses or close wins – unfortunately for their record, it was the former most of the time. Wednesday night against West Point, their need for speed nearly cost them a loss to their rival West Point as they nearly blew a double-digit lead before pulling out to a 76-63 win. The Cavaliers came out for the second half with a 34-22 lead. They extended it early in the third quarter, but before long their haste on offense – despite repeated calls by the coaching staff to slow it down – resulted in missed shots and turnovers that allowed the Pointers to exact a toll in terms of transition points. West Point closed to within three points, 45-42, before King William regained the momentum and pulled away. “Basketball 101, when you’ve got a lead you’ve got to at least run some time off the clock,” said King William head coach Joe Harper. “We turned the ball over as many times as we scored. [West Point] just didn’t score on the other end.” The “Fast and Furious”


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King William’s Marc Gresham (1) takes to the air for two of his 23 points in the Cavaliers’ 76-63 victory over visiting West Point Wednesday. In the background is his teammate Hunter Goodman (44), who also finished with 23 points.

approach has been costly to the Cavaliers this season. “We’ve lost a minimum of eight games with a 10-point lead

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take – and when you’re afraid with three minutes to go on the inexperienced. “They tighten up when of making a mistake, you make clock because we can’t protect the ball,” Harper said. “What it the game’s on the line because says to me is they’re young and they’re afraid of making a missee STEP, pg. 7 

POQUOSON – King William produced two finalists – one a champion – despite running into a Poquoson juggernaut in the Region 2A wrestling championships at Poquoson High School Saturday. Shane Shannon was the only Cavalier champion. The senior won the 160-pound championship with a technical fall against Amelia senior Harry Swank. King William’s other finalist, senior David Jones, was upset by Poquoson’s Mason Fiscella. The Islander freshman pinned Jones with 1:33 to possibly set up a grudge match in the Virginia High School League Class 2 wrestling championships in Salem on Feb. 17. see SHANNON, pg. 7 

West Point shuts down King William girls By Dave Lawrence Sports Editor

CENTRAL GARAGE – This season is one of taking lumps for the King William girls basketball team. The Cavaliers are full of enthusiasm and energy on the court, but that can carry a young team only so far against deeper, bigger, more experienced adversaries. The pitfalls of King William’s youth was on display in a 52-28 loss to rival West Point on Jan. 30. The Cavaliers put up a respectable fight in the first half, going into intermission down by just nine points, 27-18. But they went cold in the second half, with a four-point third quarter dooming their chance at a comeback. “We lose our composure at certain times of the game,” said King William girls head coach Kerry Johnson. “Knowing we’re trying to catch up, We just lose control, lose patience, and try to force things that are not there. It’s one of those things that we’ve been battling with all year.” One area where that was noticeable was in the way the Cavaliers on the court ran their

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a mistake. You make a bad pass You take a bad shot.” Because of a lack of size – Hunter Goodman tops the chart at 6 feet, three inches – King William is often challenged in the rebound department, which makes shot selection a valuable skill. “We don’t have very much size. We git one shot, so it’s got to be a quality shot. It can’t be

the second half with less defensive intensity. “We just lost it. We had no energy coming out in the second half,” Johnson said. “We don’t have … anyone to step up and say, ‘Let’s get the job done and get the energy up and make plays.’ We’re just looking for good playmakers.” King William was led by Channing Pitts with eight points. The Pointers were led by Savannah Staples with a gamehigh 17 points and Shannon

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Payne in 2:55 in the 170-pound bracket. Cavalier sophomore Clayton Walsh finished sixth after dropping a 7-6 decision to Nandua freshman Cameron Mears in the 138-pound bracket. Dave Lawrence can be reached at

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King William’s KaDedra Temple (23) drives through the West Point defense for a layup in the Cavaliers’ 52-28 loss to the visiting Pointers on Jan. 30.

offense. Rather than work the ball around, spread the defense out, and find an open lane to the basket, they frequently put up desperation 3-point shots that missed the mark. “We lose our patience, so they think we can just make it up by shooting a bunch of 3’s or taking out of our character shots. The whole plan [against

West Point] was to work it in to the bigs inside because we’ve got [West Point] on size inside.” While King William has four seniors on its roster, few of them have much basketball experience. The abundance of less experienced players, regardless of class, makes the team susceptible to having adrenaline get in the way of

execution on the court. “Because the kids are still young, they haven’t understood the concept yet that you just have to calm down and play a regular game,” Johnson said. “We’re learning as we go along. You’ve got to take the bumps with the lumps and all that good stuff.” King William came out for

just a jacking up, out-of-control shot,” Harper said. “We’ve had 12 games four points, five points or less. We are a good team when we try to play together. But sometimes we tend to get a little out of our roles. People who shouldn’t be shooting are shooting, we’re attacking when we should be making the clock run.” The Cavaliers have the shooters with the potential to run opposing teams’ nights. Goodman and Marc Gresham – the former with three 3-point-

ers – rocked the scoreboard with 23 points apiece. Cameron Cooksey finished with 10. West Point had three in double figures. Bennett Diggs led the Pointers with 15 points, followed by Derek Healy with 14 and D.J. McCray with 10. Despite his occasional frustration with his Cavaliers, Harper believes in his team “We’ve got some good players. And we’re going to be good,” he said. Dave Lawrence can be reached at dlawrence@mechlo- WEST POINT — McCray 10, Diggs 15, Shaw 6, Simons 3, E. Hoffman 0, Upshaw 3, Hatcher 3, Haden 0, Healy 14, J. Hoffman 0, Gill 9. Totals 23 11-14 63. KING WILLIAM — Gresham 23, Cooksey 10, Duresky 7, Lipscomb 5, Anderson 6, Pha 0, C. Stewart 0, J. Stewart 0, Hamilton 0, Talley 0, Goodman 23, Gibson 2. Totals 27 15-21 76. West Point 12 10 21 20 — 63 King William 15 19 18 24— 76 3-point goals — WP: Diggs 2, Shaw, Simons, Upshaw, Hatcher; KW: Goodman 3, Cooksey 2, Gresham, Lipscomb.

The Islanders, with 10 individual champions, ran away with the regional team title, nearly doubling up second place Nottoway in points, 340 to 212.5. Nandua was third with 127 points, followed by Maggie Walker (117.5) and Arcadia (110). King William was sixth with 109.5 points. King William was sixth with 109.5 points. Five other Cavalier wrestlers placed in the regional championship. Junior Andrew Johnson claimed third place in the 145-pound bracket by pinning Bluestone senior Michael Driggs in 0:49. Sophomore Travis Gilbertson fell to Maggie Walker junior Cole Cummins 7-4 in a 182-pound fourthplace match. Junior Logan Layne and freshman Tanner Gilbertson each clamed fifth place in their respective brackets. Layne pinned Maggie Walker sophomore Mateen Afshari in 1:36 in the 126-pound bracket. Tanner Gilbertson, a freshman, pinned Goochland sophomore Gus

WEST POINT — South 0, Hayden 12, Drudge 4, Hodge 1, Lee 2, Braxton 4, Haggerty 8, Bishop 4, Neale 0, Crowe 0, Krout 0, Staples 17. Totals 20 9-14 52. KING WILLIAM — Richardson 0, Dungee 0, Salmon 0, Hooper 6, Carter 1, Weeden 3, Mitchell 0, Baldwin 0, Pitts 8, Harris 0, Temple 6, Holmes 4, Hixson 0. Totals 11 6-15 28. West Point 15 12 16 9 — 52 King William 9 9 4 6 — 28 3-point goals — WP: Staples 3.

Region 2A championships (at Poquoson High School) Team scores: 1. Poquoson 340.0; 2. Nottoway 212.5; 3. Nandua 127.0; 4. Maggie Walker 117.5; 5. Arcadia 110.0; 6. King William 109.5; 7. Bluestone 98.0; 8. Amelia 77.0; 9. Goochland 72.0; 10. RandolphHenry 50.0; 11. Bruton 44.0. Finals: 106: Trevor Wiggins (POQ) md Hunter Morgan (NOT), 15-5; 113: Brett Poultney (POQ) p. Elio Garcia-Cruz (NOT) 2:48; 120: Cole McCormick (POQ) p. Caleb Filicko (BRU) 1:46; 126: Patrick McCormick (POQ) p. Ryan Lampson (BRU) 0:53; 132: Gabriel Garcia-Cruz (NOT) d. Steven Parker (POQ) 9-2; 138: Cole Parks (POQ) d. David Winters (MW) 7-2; 145: Joe Paul (MW) d. Jake Williams (POQ) 6-0; 152: Mathew Teasley (NAN) p. Caleb Gowin (AME) 3:39; 160: Shane Shannon (KW) tf. Harry Swank (AME) 3:28; 170: Colten Hicks (POQ) p. Dale Sturdifen (BLU) 2:33; 182: Ian Burress (POQ) d. William Drew (NOT) 7-1; 195: Mason Fiscella (POQ) p. David Jones (KW) 1:33; 220: Robert Henesey (POQ) p. Julian Dedicatoria (ARC) 5:22; 285: Dalton Jones (POQ) d. Jeff Keener (NOT) 8-4.

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Sandra Marie Clarke, 67, of King William, passed on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She is survived by many loving family members. Homecoming services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January CLARKE 8, 2017, at Acquinton Elementary School. Interment followed in Gethsemane Baptist Church Cemetery. B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett was in charge of arrangements.



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Richard “Ritchie� Gilbert Jr., 50, of Aylett, departed this life on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Gilbert Sr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, GILBERT April Gilbert; his children; Joyann, Thomas and Abigail Gilbert; his mother, Joyce Gilbert; a sister, Tammy Gilbert; and many other extended family and friends. Ritchie was an avid outdoorsman. He loved sports, hunting and the beach, but his greatest love was for his family. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Monaghan Funeral Home at 7300 Creighton Parkway in Mechanicsville, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon with a reception immediately following the service

at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NORD (National Organization for Rare Diseases) at or P.O .Box 8126, Gaithersburg, MA 20898. Online condolences can be left at www.

Charles Evan Jessie, 70, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Center Cross. He is survived by his sons, Ricky E. Jessie and William C. Jessie; eight grandchildren, Crystal, Ronnie, Ricky, Star, David, William, Dillan and Evan; six great-grandchildren, Gabby, Emilie, Derrick, Pierson, Chloe and KJ. Graveside services were held at noon on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the family cemetery at 850 White House Lane in Center Cross, with Pastor David Dunaway. B.W. White Funeral Home in Aylett was in charge of arrangements.

husband and best friend, Bobby Johnson; and her beautiful daughters, Courtney JOHNSON Hodges and Lily Johnson; as well as parents, Kenneth and Linda Waters; sister, Michaele Custalow; brother, Kenneth (Bubba) Waters Jr. (Anita); aunt and uncle, Faye and Seth Hobart; uncle and aunt, Roland and Beverly Waters; Sandra, Stanley, Stacey (Kim) and Valerie Epps, Casey and Butch Chapman, Jane Madison, Ed and Carly Johnson, Joey and Donna Hazelwood, Jamie Hazelwood, Christie and Mitch; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Shannon was owner and Vice President of Vidler's Automotive. She was caring and loving, and everyone who met her loved her. She may not be here physically but she will always be with us, watching over and protecting us all. God gained a special angel and now she is at peace waiting until we meet her again. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett. Interment followed in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of Richmond.




Denzel Tayvon Godwin, 23, son of Katina Godwin, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Mount Olive Baptist Church in King William. Interment followed in Sunny Slope Cemetery in West Point. J.K. Redmond Funeral Home in Shacklefords was in charge of arrangements.


Maxine Margaret Russell Shannon Bray Waters Johnston passed peacefully Johnson, born August 28, 1970, went to be with her Lord and to eternal rest in the arms of our Lord on Savior on December 31, 2017. January 23, She is survived by her loving 2018, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her devotJOHNSTON ed husband of 69 years, James Freeman Johnston. She see OBITUARIES, pg. 9 }


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is survived by her loving sons, Chuck (Dee), Russell (Brenda) and Mark (Tracey); six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Maxine was a true Christ follower, worshiping and serving our Lord for many years at the First Baptist Church in West Point. One of her many ministries, probably her favorite, was singing in the choir. She also taught the Mary's and Martha's Sunday School class for many years. She tirelessly worked to tell folks of the love of Christ, welcoming new neighbors and inviting them to church. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, moved with her family to Newport News, where she met her true love, Freeman, and resided in Eltham for 70 years. Maxine was a long-time employee of the Chesapeake Corporation in West Point, always balancing work, family and her ministries. She was one of the first employees at the new Chesapeake Federal Credit Union, now known as Baylands FCU, from where she retired in 1992. She will be remembered for her unwavering dedication to her faith, friends and family, and the love she so generously shared with all of us. A celebration of her life, and of her going Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the First Baptist Church at 414 Main Street in West Point. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box N, West Point, VA 23181. Vincent Funeral Home in was in charge of arrangements. Tributes may be posted at


Margaret Wilson Kee, 94, of King William, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Lamar Kee; and three brothers. She is survived by her loving caregiver and niece, Evelyn Banton; brother, Charles Wilson (Shirley); nephew,

Chuck Banton (Patti); and other family members. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 8014 Lee Davis Road. Interment followed in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 911, Sandston, VA 23150.


Cynthia L. Lapierre, 35, of Aylett, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband, David Lapierre; father, Richard Blaylock Jr.; mother, Sherry Blaylock; LAPIERRE mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Cathy Lapierre; sisters, Jackie Davis and Jenny Hayden; brother, Dickie Blaylock III; five children, Justin Henderson, Alyssa Brock, Cheyenne Lapierre, Samantha Lapierre and Haley Lapierre; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Nelsen Funeral Home at 4650 South Laburnum Avenue in Richmond. Online condolences may be conveyed at


Nicole Langston; three greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jessica Langston and John G. Small; one sister, Mildred Holmes (Larry); one niece, four nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Pamunkey Baptist Church on Pamunkey Indian Reservation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society. B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett was in charge of arrangements.


William H. "Bill" Lickey, 86, of Blackstone, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. He was the devoted husband of 62 years to Elaine Wray Lickey. Bill is survived by six children, LICKEY Jon (Janet) of Illinois, Dennis (Renee) of Beaverdam, David of Aylett, Bobby (Nanette) of Glen Allen, Hazel (Sandy) of Caroline and Faye (Shawn) of Cumberland; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Henley during the Korean War and was retired after 20 years as a postal letter carrier for the Lakeside Branch of the U.S. Postal Service in Richmond. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Bill was a longtime and dedicated member of the American Legion, so the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his local post, American Legion Post #40, P.O. Box 104, Blackstone, VA. Joseph McMillian Funeral Home ( at 1826 Cox Road (Business Highway 460) near Blackstone is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille S. Langston, 86, of King William (Pamunkey Indian Reservation), went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns Stewart; brother, Robert B. Stewart; and sister, Eileen Stewart. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, George Alfred Langston; three children, George, Terry and DELLA LIPSCOMBE Ronnie (Lynn) Langston. Lucille Della H. Lipscombe, 97, was blessed with three grand- of Mechanicsville, widow of children, Kim Small (John), Hugh D. Lipscombe (founder Justin Langston (Katy) and of Lipscombe Service Inc. of

Mechanicsville), went to meet Jesus on Thurs-day, January 4, 2018. She was a loving and caring mother and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Mrs. Lipscombe is survived by LIPSCOMBE her daughter, Patricia C. Clark (James), of Sandston; granddaughter, Trisha Jean King and great-grandson, Cullen King, both of Orange Springs, Florida; grandson, Larry G. “Buddy” Williams, II (Jo), of Mechanicsville; and great-granddaughter, Katelyn Williams, of King William. She also is survived by her step-daughters, Susan Bowlby (Don) and Janet Yeager; stepgrandchildren, Donald Floyd Bowlby (Jill) and their children, Danielle and Timothy, Jeffrey Davis Bowlby (Nicole), and their children, Christopher, Jonathan and Lauren, Katharine Yeager, Michael August Yeager (Leigh), and their sons, Matthew and Thomas, and Joseph Andrew Yeager (Joy), and their children Caitlyn and Ryan, all of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Lipscombe was a long-time member of Mechanicsville Church of Christ in Mechanicsville. She retired from Miller & Rhoads Department Store in downtown Richmond after 35 years of service, where she spent most of her service as fur buyer for all of the Miller & Rhoads stores. After retirement, she became a very accomplished artist and sold hundreds of oil paintings, most of which remain in the Hanover area. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Gethsemane Church of Christ at 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Church of Christ Building Fund, 8067 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111 or the East Hanover

Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 454, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home at 8014 Lee-Davis Road was in charge of arrangements.


John Roland Longest Jr., 102, of St. Stephens Church, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 14, 2018. John was born on August 7, 1915, to the late John R. LONGEST and L. Pearl Longest and was one of 11 children. He was preceded in death by his son, J. Roland lll; grandson, Joseph D. Acors; sisters; Jennie M. Longest, Lelia Seiler (George), Elizabeth Thomas (Hawthorne) and Sadie P. Longest; brother, G. Merl Longest Sr.; three brothersin-law, William Hitchcock, Silas

Swenson and Richard Hockaday. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Margaret C. Longest; son, James Longest (Sharon) of Mechanicsville; daughter, Georgia Acors (Dennis) of Spotsylvania County; daughterin-law, Margie Longest; brothers, Robert, Earl (Gladys); sisters, A. Norris Hockaday, Emma Jean Hitchcock and Pauline Swenson; sister-in-law, Helen H. Longest; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. John retired from a career with the Virginia Highway Department and was involved with farming throughout his lifetime. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett. Interment followed in the Longest Family Cemetery at Green Chambers Farm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mattaponi Rescue Squad or Upper King and Queen Fire Department. see OBITUARIES, pg. 10 }

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Virginia Rae B. Lumpkin, 82, of King William, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Lumpkin; son, Bernard Lumpkin; and sister, Shirley Gibson. She is survived by her children, Richard Lumpkin (Kay), Marvin Lumpkin (Terri) and Jo Michelle Jacob (Richard); grandchildren, Jennifer Hart (John), Noah Jacob and Collin Lumpkin; great-granddaughter, Gracie Hart; brother, William Barber (Elizabeth); and other beloved family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Sharon Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Baptist Church. B.W. White Funeral Home on U.S. 360 in Aylett was in charge of arrangements.


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“Missy� Pfeifer, 51, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018, at her home in King and Queen. She was born December 1, 1966, in South Boston. Teresa was a kind, ambitious woman who didn’t hesitate to PFEIFER help others and make them smile. She enjoyed adventure and being outdoors. Her favorite hobbies were caring for plants and animals, taking pictures, and watching old movies (over and over). Having a heart of gold, Teresa befriended just about everyone she encountered. Known as “mom� to many, Teresa shared her love with everyone she met — even taking in someone in need and caring for them as if they were her own. The most important thing to her was spending time with family and loved ones. Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Edmonds Sr., and her daughter, Misty Jung. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Don Pfeifer; mother, Peggy Neece (Hewey);

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James Andrew Taylor passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 19, 2018. He was born on November 27, 1929, near Barnesville, Georgia, to the late Lawrence and Iris Taylor. He was a loving husband, dad and pawpaw. He was married to the love of his TAYLOR life, Ruth Belton Taylor, for 64 years. The two began their lives together in Burlington, North Carolina, where their three children were born and raised till 1977. He began his career at Western Electric, which transitioned into AT&T and eventually Lucent Technologies. It was his career with them that brought him and his family to the Richmond area, where he settled in Mechanicsville. Upon his retirement, he worked at the Missionary Learning Center in Rockville. No matter where his path took him; his family, church and faith were at the forefront of his life. He enjoyed taking family vacations, hiking, exploring nature, sailing, reading, gardening, and talking about any topic that may interest someone. He wore the hat of “handyman extraordinaire� with see OBITUARIES, pg. 11 }

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much pride. Children include Annette Taylor of Wilmington North Carolina, Linda Zimmer and husband Scott of Henrico, and Robin Wring and husband Tom of Aylett. Grandchildren consist of Brandee Cheatham and husband Jamie of Sandston and Andrew Wring of Aylett . Great-grandchildren consist of Quinton and Chase Cheatham of Sandston. Extended family members include Steve Dial and Ray Whitt. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Britt. Jim had many additional relatives and friends that were a part of his life. He had a deep love for his family, as well as his church family. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Mechanicsville Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 8016 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville VA 23111. Please note “Roof Fund in memory of Jim Taylor” on the memo line.

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Alice Rebecca Williams, 75, of Alexandria, departed this life on Thursday, December 28, 2017. She is survived by one son, Cleveland Williams Jr. of Alexandria; and three sisters, Mary L. Green of Richmond, Francis Hill of Walkerton and Minnie S. Roane of King William. Funeral services were WILLIAMS held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Beulah Baptist Church at 2007 Latane's Mill Road in Tappahannock, with the Rev. Floyd Johnson, pastor. Interment was in the church cemetery. Online condolences can be made to washingtonfh. com.

2017. Betty Jo was the widow of William Crowell Wise Sr., who passed away in March 2004. Betty Jo was born on June 19, 1925, to Herbert and Bertie King in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The family soon moved to Wilmington, N o r t h WISE Carolina, where she grew up and later met the love of her life, Bill Wise, or as he was called, "Tunnie." They were married at the age of 17 and stayed happily married until his death in 2004. Betty Jo was a sweet and kind person, who loved her children and was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She will be sadly missed. Betty Jo is survived by her son, Willy C. Wise Jr. (Cindy) of Richmond; daughter, Susan Stein (Buddy) of St. Simons Island, Georgia; her grandchildren, Will Wise III of New York City, Annie Laurie Wise of Richmond, Greg Stein (Leza) of Savannah, Georgia, and Katie Stein Peavy (John) of Savannah, Georgia; and also one great-grandchild, Nate Stein of Savannah, Georgia. Betty Jo's older sister, Hazel Schaaf of Richmond, preceded her in passing in April of 2014. Betty Jo is survived by one sister, Margie King Rengnerth of Richmond. Funeral services were held , at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Epiphany Lutheran Church at 1400 Horsepen Road. Burial was private. Bliley's-Central at 3801 Augusta Avenue was in charge of arrangements.


Betty Jo Wise passed away peacefully on December 26,

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Riverside Health System’s Hugh M. Bryan III, M.D., and wife Barbara Allison-Bryan, M.D., received the Clarence A. Holland Award from the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) during its annual meeting in Norfolk recently. The prestigious award is presented each year to Virginia physicians for outstanding contributions promoting the art and science of medicine and the advancement of public health through political service. Dr. Bryan is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with more than two decades of experience. He was the first surgeon in Virginia to use MRI-designed patient specific guides for knee replacement and received the Virginia Orthopedic Society Career Award in 2013. Earlier, after completing the American College of Sports Medicine’s Team Physician course, Dr. Bryan served as the team physician at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, in 2000.

He was elected to the Gloucester High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 as a result of his service as team physician, a role he also serves in at Mathews High School and Christchurch School. Dr. Bryan served as MSV president in 2012. During his presidency, Dr. Bryan led MSV’s efforts to protect Medicaid funding, enact legislation that defines surgery in Virginia, and established a physician-led team-based care model. Dr. Allison-Bryan, the first pediatrician on staff at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, was cited for her role as president of the Virginia Board of Medicine. During her tenure, she was instrumental in writing and passing new regulations on opioid prescribing that are saving the lives of Virginians. “Barbara and I are incredibly honored to receive this award in the name of Dr. Holland, who accomplished so much as the first physician to hold office in the General Assembly,� said Dr. Bryan. “We are proud to honor his legacy and to help promote legislation and public health

initiatives that ultimately work for the benefit of the patient.� Dr. Bryan and Dr. AllisonBryan live in Gloucester and are active members of the Mid-Tidewater Medical Society. “We are delighted to recognize the Bryans, who continue to stay very involved in many key aspects of patient advocacy,� said MSVPAC chairman Joel Bundy, M.D., FACP, FASN. “Throughout their careers they have been an integral part of MSV’s advocacy and policy initiatives, attending MSV’s lobby days, serving on many task forces, committees and boards, as well as being generous long-time supporters of MSVPAC.� MSVPAC further strengthens MSV’s advocacy by providing financial support to physician-friendly legislators and to the decision makers in Virginia’s government – promoting a legislative climate that is favorable to physicians and patients. For more information on Riverside, visit


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