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Obituaries, week of May 29: Brownell, Hutchinson, Traylor, Simmons

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

David M. “Dave” Brownell

David M. “Dave” Brownell, 75, of Burgess, formerly of Lebanon Township, N.J., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Son of the late George R. Brownell and C. Elsie McChesney Brownell, he was predeceased by a daughter, Carrie Ruth; a brother, Dr. Frank Brownell and a sister, Margaret Bragger. Mr. Brownell graduated Class of 1960 from the College of William and Mary and served our nation as a commissioned U.S. Army Officer. He spent 35 years in corporate America with a number of Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and chemical companies in technical and management positions. Mr. Brownell retired to the Northern Neck with his wife of 48 years, Patricia “Pat” Herring Brownell, where he enjoyed his involvement with the Northern Neck W&M Alumni Association. In addition to his wife, Pat, Mr. Brownell is survived by his daughter, Deb Thomas and her husband, Evans, of Appomatox; son, Jeff Brownell and his wife, Karen, of Clinton, N.J.; five grandchildren, Caroline, Harry and Catherine Thomas, and Olivia and Claire Brownell, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 26 at Faulkner Famly Funeral Home & Crematory, Burgess. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 66, Burgess, VA 22435 or Hospital Hospitality House, 612 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Online remembrances


Robert Franklin “Bobby” Hutchinson

Robert Franklin “Bobby” Hutchinson of Tappahannock died peacefully at his home, Thursday, May 23, 2013. He was born November 29, 1932 at Camden Farm in Caroline County. Bobby graduated from Tappahannock High School in 1949 and after attending Staunton Military Academy for one year, he matriculated into the Cadet Corps at VPI from whence he graduated in 1954. He also served in the U.S. Army and in the Army Reserve. Bobby had a long career in agricultural endeavors including founding and managing TidewaterFarm Supply and the Tappahannock Livestock Market, and for most of his career, managed Greenfield Farm. He served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Essex, including a term as chairman and on the Essex County Board of Supervisors. He was a longstanding member of Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church and the Tappahannock Rotary Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. Bobby is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Lamb Hutchinson; his daughters, Susan Johns (William), Laura Dahljelm (Harvey) and Sarah Rita (Pat); and eight grandchildren, Margaret Smith, Courtney and William Johns, Sally and Benjamin Dahljelm, Patrick, Kate and Christopher Rita. Funeral services were held Monday, May 27 in Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Essex Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group (Hutchinson Tract), 336 Wilna Rd., Warsaw, VA 22572 or to the Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 326, Tappahannock, Va 22560. Arrangements by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock.


Lawrence Milton Traylor

Lawrence Milton Traylor, 85, of Lottsburg passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Occupation of Japan. He was a local attorney and was a lawyer for 50 years. He was also active in state and local politics and ran for local and statewide office. He received his undergraduate degree and law degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and received Presidential Appointment as U.S. Pardon Attorney in the Department of Justice. Mr. Traylor was an avid boater and held a private pilot license for many years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Deans Garner Traylor; together they had two children. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred Traylor. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy T. Traylor; three sons, Lawrence M. Traylor Jr. of Richmond, David T. Traylor of Reedville and Richard E. Traylor and his wife, Paula, of Callao; one brother, James E. Traylor and his wife, Virgie, of Fountain Hills, AZ; and two grandchildren, Jade J. Traylor and July E. Traylor. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Heathsville. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the fuenral home. Reception after the service at Melrose United Meethodist Church, Lottsburg. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA 22560 or National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Online remembrances,


 Shirley Ann Simmons

Shirley Ann Simmons, 70, of Warsaw passed away Monday, May 20, 2013. She was a deli worker at Brown’s Market. She enjoyed bird watching, planting flowers, walks through her neighborhood and visiting her neighbors. Mrs. Simmons was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Surviving are her daughter, Debbie S. Tolson (Norman) of Callao; a sister, Thelma Locks (Sonny) of Sandston and a grandson, Robert Brandon Tolson of Callao. A memorial service was held Friday, May 24 at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel. Memorials  may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to Northumberland County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 131, Wicomico Church, VA 22579.