Obituaries

Marion “City” Snead Cole died in her sleep on February 3, 2016 at the glorious age of 97. City was a resident of Gordon House since late December and previously resided in her home in Fork Union.
She was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to William Frank Snead, Jr., and Isabel Creager Snead on July 22, 1918. She had four siblings: William “Billy” Snead, Kate S. Cranford, Ruth S. Holland, and Joe P. Snead. All predeceased her.
After graduation from Mary Washington College, City was employed as a private school teacher and during World War II, she worked at the Signal Corps in Washington DC. During that time, she met and married Lt. William McAvoy in 1942. Lt. McAvoy was killed in action in North Africa in 1943. City returned to Fluvanna County and was actively involved in her family’s furniture manufacturing business, Carysbrook Furniture. She met her second husband and father of her three children, Carter Anderson Cole, at the William Frank Hotel in Fork Union. They were married in November, 1950.
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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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