Obituaries

George Robert (Bob) Miyagawa went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was born on July 30, 1932 to George Yoshio and Myra Nielsen Miyagawa in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Bob is survived by his wife, Bonny Miyagawa; his older brother James Miyagawa and wife Betty; his son John Miyagawa; his daughter Kay Miyagawa Ennis and husband Bill Ennis; his granddaughters Mary Beth Miyagawa and Sharon Miyagawa; grandsons Tucker Ennis and Trevor Ennis; nephews Dave Miyagawa and wife Marcia, Tom Miyagawa and wife Mary Claire.
A nephew, James Robert Miyagawa predeceased him in Oct. 2015.
He married Ellen Jane Brooks of Marshall, Michigan and they were married for over 50-years, until her passing in 2006. Late in life, he was fortunate to find love and companionship with his wife Bonny Turner, whom he married on July 20, 2013.
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Helen Marie (Messemer) Dallanegra, 82, of Lake Monticello, Virginia (previously of Holtsville, New York) passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her residence.
She was born in Manhattan, New York on February 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles and Ann (Sullivan) Messemer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving brother, James Messemer.
Mrs. Dallanegra was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Throughout her life she had a special affection for her pets and animals of all kinds. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a happy disposition. Her warm smile will be greatly missed.
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Larry D. Smith, 77, of Palmyra, Virginia, passed suddenly on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Mr. Smith was born on August 5, 1938, son of the late Lawrence and Ina Powers Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jerry A. Smith, of Honolulu, HI, and his grandson, Daniel Smith, of Palmyra, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Brenda Desper Smith, and five children, Dane and his wife, Andrea, Ginger and her husband, Jeffrey, Neal and his wife, Mary, Troy, Val (Tony) and his wife Christina; two sisters, Juanita Zeiler of Hawaii, Shirley Boyer of California, and two brothers, Harlan of California, Ted and his wife, Dottie of Arizona, and their families; grandchildren L.D. Smith, Cameron Johnson Sheridan, Heather Smith Noble, Jeffrey Johnson II, Nicholas Smith, Candice Johnson, Clay Smith, Caitlin Smith, Anna Smith, Wyatt Smith; step-grandchildren Nick Kitners, Stacey Kitners Davis, and Jayda Tinsley; great-grandchildren Danielle, Levi, Hughes, Delaney, Lily, Brooke and Pearson; and step great-grandchildren Shauna, Peyton, Sophia and Nicholas.
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Cliva Haynes Kane, 80, passed away peacefully at home in Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Oct. 16, 1935 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She is survived by her husband, George Orine Kane of Charlottesville, Va.; her daughter, Amy Kane Smith and her husband, Matthew of Pinebluff, N.C.; her son, Mark A. Richardson and his wife, Carol, of Harrisonburg Va.; her grandchildren, Andrew, Thomas, Hannah, Kaleb, Adam and Messa; her sister, Betty Agee of Hamilton, Ohio; many beloved nieces and nephews, and treasured friends.

Before her recent move to Charlottesville, Mrs. Kane was a beloved neighbor on Dogleg Road in Lake Monticello, Va. Mrs. Kane was very involved as a community volunteer. One of her greatest accomplishments was the co-founding of the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival at Claudius Crozet Park in Crozet, Va. along with her dear friend Joanne Moyer. The financial success of the festival allowed the park to pay off debt and secured the future of the park for the community.
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Betty Mahaffey, age 81, passed away on December 24, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Betty is survived by her husband, John Mahaffey, and their children, John Mahaffey (Sylvia), Ken Mahaffey (Nancy), Katie Roberts (Ian) and Laura Moyer (David), as well as their nine grandchildren; Julia, Daniel, Hannah, Sarah, Caroline, Jake, Kate, Josie and Declan. Betty was born on March 11, 1934 in Escambia County, Florida. Her parents were Mildred and Leonard Havel of Silverhill, Alabama.
She graduated from City Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama and embarked on a successful career as a registered nurse. During nurse’s training, Betty met a young Naval cadet named John Mahaffey and after a three year courtship, they married on June 30, 1956. After making homes in California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia, they settled into retirement in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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