Obituaries

Robert Lester Cox, 92, of Chesterfield, Va. died peacefully at the home of Robert D. and Toni C. Cox of Palmyra. His son, Robert was by his father’s side when he passed away. Mr. Cox was a frequent visitor to Robert and Toni’s home in Palmyra, visiting Grace and Glory Lutheran Church until he became too frail. His favorite time to visit was during Old Farm Day where he could identify the old implements he used as a boy growing up on a farm in Lexington, Va. He loved to buy the fresh apple butter and insisted we be among the first ones at the event, “before they ran out.”
Mr. Cox was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Va., next to his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary Louise Cox.
The Cox family would like to thank Rescue Unit 49 for their assistance during Mr. Cox’s final days. Robert and Toni could not have cared for Mr. Cox at their home without the support of the Hospice of the Piedmont, and are profoundly grateful for their service.

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Allene Crockett SizemoreAllene Crockett Sizemore, 70, of Palmyra, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.
She was born on March 8, 1945 in Roanoke, a daughter of the late Thomas Graham and Allene (Raper) Crockett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Warren Sizemore.
Allene was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Calvary Chapel Fluvanna and enjoyed horseback riding and helping others.
Survivors include three children, John Kent Sizemore, Sarah Elizabeth Sizemore, and Virginia Lynn Reed; a brother, Samuel Temple Crockett; two sisters, Elizabeth Crockett Way and Mary Craig Crockett Davis; three grandchildren; and a number of other extended family members and friends.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna in Palmyra by Pastor Steve Feden. The family received friends immediately following the service.
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Paul H. McGuirePaul H. McGuire, 79, of Palmyra, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.
He was born on April 15, 1935 in Bayonne, New Jersey, a son of the late LeRoy and Ann (Hamilton) McGuire.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McGuire.
Mr. McGuire worked as a Project Planner for an engineering firm before retiring to Lake Monticello in 1991. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra. He enjoyed gardening and was Co-Founder of the Fluvanna Master Gardeners, which planted a garden for special needs children at Central Elementary School and for the Fluvanna County Senior Center. He was also a member of the Fluvanna Community Singers and the Choraliers.
Survivors include his wife, Judy McGuire of Palmyra; a son, Kevin McGuire of Ruther Glen, Virginia; a daughter, Anne Weinblatt of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Regina McGuire-Robb of Burke, Virginia and Elizabeth Joniec of Ohio; four grandchildren; and a number of extended family members and friends.
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Curtis C. Humphris, III, of Scottsville, VA, age 60, died Thursday March 5, 2015. Curt peacefully passed away surrounded by family after a long, valiant struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving parents, Curtis Humphris, Jr. and Carolyn Duke Humphris of Daleville, VA., formally of Lexington, sister Margaret Ann Humphris and brother-in-law James Shavor of Baton Rouge, LA, brother David Duke Humphris and sister-in-law Allison Drew Humphris of Atlanta, GA, uncle Robert R. Humphris of Charlottesville, aunt Elizabeth Spencer and uncle Edgar Spencer of Lexington, VA, cousins Robert R. Humphris, Jr., Patricia and Joel Ledford, Shawn and Steven Levine, and Shannon, Rich, Tucker, and Jonah Spencer-Wallace.
Curt was born in Jackson, MS, and grew up in New Orleans, LA, where he graduated from O. Perry Walker High School. He enjoyed friends and sports, participated in PAC Athletics and the OPW Key Club. In 1977, Curt graduated with a Bachelor in Finance from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and later earned his MBA from the University of New Orleans (1983). After working in several fields (oil rigging, as Account Executive for Energy Pipe and Supply Co. and later for Blanchard and Company, as Financial Consultant for Edward Jones & Co.) in the New Orleans area, Curt recognized his true calling and need for independence. Upon moving to Virginia (always a second home) to be near family, he worked with Justin Wade in Palmyra and several financial companies before going into business for himself as an independent Financial Advisor for Humphris Financial Services. He was Certified in both Financial Planning and Long Term Care, and advised clients widely in the area, including Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Lexington, Roanoke, Covington, and Palmyra. People were not just “clients” to Curt. They were true friends, about whom he cared greatly. He generously made time to know each person and know their families. He was respectful of others, hard-working, and fastidious with his professional financial work as well as his healthy lifestyle. Curt stayed involved socially and with his community, including with the Lexington Civil War Round Table, the Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce, and as a long time member and past president of the Covington Rotary Club.
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William (Bill) Glenn Grigg Sr., of Palmyra, formerly of Bristol, died December 23, 2014 at his home. He was born in Richmond, the son of the late Gordon Glenn and Pettice Grigg. Bill was a graduate of John Marshall High School and Emory & Henry College. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a sales representative for Solite and Stalite Corporation. In 2007 he received an award from the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute. Bill was very active in civic organizations all his life. He was the mastermind behind the two “Welcome to Fluvanna County” signs. It was his idea, design and construction of the signs. The first one built at Bremo in 2006, second sign built in 2009 at Zion Crossroads. Bill was also a member and 2007 President of the Fluvanna Ruritan Club and the “2010 Ruritan of the Year” award.

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