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miss him dearly; and his canine companion, Dixie Bell. The family received friends Sunday, June 15, at Bliley’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A funeral service was held Monday, June 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8005 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. Interment followed at Washington Memorial Park.

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HITT, Donna Oakley, 66, went home to be with the Lord June 10, 2014. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend to many. A native of Richmond, she was preHITT deceased by her father, Leslie W. Oakley Jr. Donna was a graduate of Radford College and received her Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University. She retired after teaching elementary school for 30 years, in Mechanicsville from 1970 to 1972; Seoul Foreign School in South Korea from 1972 to 1973; Holland, Virginia from 1973 to 1974; John Tyler in Portsmouth from 1974 to 1975; and E.W. Chittum in Chesapeake from

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Douglas Jascobson JASCOBSON, Douglas L., of Mechanicsville, age 76, passed away on June 9, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty (Betsy), his sons Michael (Paula) and Billy (Stephanie);two granddaughters Samantha (Noah) and JASCOBSON Kairi; one great-granddaughter Bailey; three sisters Joyce, Diane, and Donna; brother Jimmy; and many other loving family and friends. The family received friends Friday, June 13, at the Monaghan Funeral Home,

7300 Creighton Pkwy, where services were held Saturday, June 14. Interment was private. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Virginia Cancer Institute of Mechanicsville for their loving care. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Virginia Cancer Institute.

Lawrence Johnson JOHNSON, Lawrence E. Jr. “Larry” “Mop,” 62, of Aylett, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Johnson Sr. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; JOHNSON his mother, Margaret Johnson; children, Stacy JohnsonMoore, Alison Johnson, Kenny Sheffield and Christine Paredes; grandchildren, Christian and Leslie Paredes; sisters, Wanda Mountcastle (David) and Nita Gary (Bubba); best friend, Jimmy Seward (Ruth); and a host of other family members. He worked for 32 years at Reynolds-Alcoa, as a machinist. He also worked for Jewett Automation. He was a member of Corinth Christian Church. Larry had a love of building motors, racing cars and fishing. He was a kind, caring and loving person who never met a stranger. Larry will be missed by many. The family received


Charles D. Morehead, President and General Manager, stands next to the portrait of Alphonso Winston Bennett, Founder-President 1897-1933. Now in its second Century, with 11 1174 years of operation, Bennett Funeral Home continues its quality service in a compassionate local atmosphere.


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friends on Sunday, June 8, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where services were held on Monday, June 9. Entombment Signal Hill Memorial Park.

Margie Kaszuba KASZUBA, Margie Hannah Elkins, retired to be with her Lord June 10, 2014. Margie was born March 17, 1921 in Athens, Tennessee. She grew up in a home where she acquired the virtues of strong self-reli- KASZUBA ance and respect for her fellow man. She was known by all who knew her to be a most pragmatic and fair human being and seldom refrained from speaking her mind. Combine this with a mischievous sense of humor and you’ve got Margie pegged. After completing school in Tennessee, Margie joined the U.S Navy in 1944 during WWII and served as an x-ray technician at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth. After her service in the Navy, Margie began her civil service career at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington. There, she met and married Raymond J. Kaszuba. During her tenure at the NBS, Margie was presented a presidential award by President Jimmy Carter for cost savings initiasee OBITUARIES, pg. 12 

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Bennett Funeral Home was established in 1897 to serve the needs of Richmond families. Since then, this locally owned and operated business has continued to serve the community with its unique combination of caring and convenience. This tradition of excellence can be seen in the four beautiful chapels located throughout the Richmond area: centrally located on Cutshaw Avenue in the city, on Broad Street Road past Innsbrook, on Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield and serving the Hanover-Mechanicsville area on Lee-Davis Road. All four facilities are under the personal direction of Charles D. Morehead, President. In a time of need, you can turn to Bennett Funeral Home with trust and confidence. It serves families of all faiths with personal service, before, during, and after. There is a long tradition of professionalism and caring. One way in which Bennett cares for families is by offering a convenient and personalized pre-need program. Through this program of pre-need planning, you can spare your loved ones the burden of making decisions at an emotional time. Call Bennett Funeral Home at 746-8665 to schedule a pre-planning consultation.

Donna Hitt

1985 to 2010. Donna was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ronald D. Hitt; mother, Muriel Dickens Oakley of Portsmouth; daughter, Jennifer Jeffries of Portsmouth; son, Justin Hitt of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Hailey Jeffries. A funeral service was held Friday, June 13, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, by the Rev. H.B. Jackie Allen. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, June 12. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.

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