The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 1, 2001
ADDIE LEE GEER SPROUSE
Addie Lee Geer Sprouse, 84, of North Garden died December 30, 2003, in a local nursing facility. Born October 3, 1919, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Otis Geer and Sally Ann Walker Geer. Mrs. Sprouse was a member of Mooreland Baptist Church In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob White Sprouse, Sr.; one sister, Willie Mae Ray; and two brothers, Willard O. Geer and Johnnie B. Geer. She is survived by her four children, Jacob W. "Jake" Sprouse, Jr. and his wife Judy of Martinsburg, WV; Malcolm L. "Tony" Sprouse of North Garden, Brenda Sprouse Korfanty and her husband Stephen of Stanardsville; and Charles A. Sprouse and his wife Audrey of North Garden; five grandchildren, Michael Todd Sprouse and his wife Barbara, Christopher Scott Sprouse and his wife Xan; Traci Lynn Wolf, and her husband Doug; Jennifer Dawn Sheltra and her husband Terry; and Megan J. Sprouse; and five great-grandchildren, Shannon Nicole Sprouse, Aaron Jacob Chesser, Brittany Sprouse, Jacob Lee Sheltra, and Elizabeth Kathryn Sheltra. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004, at Mooreland Baptist Church with Pastor Clark Hawkins and Pastor Jake Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, at Teague Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Mooreland Baptist Church, 2255 Taylor's Gap Road, North Garden, VA 22959 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Riverdale Assisted Living for the care given to her. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 5, 2000
AUGUST LEE SPROUSE JR.
August Lee Sprouse Jr., 73, of Gordonsville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1927, in Louisa County, and was a son of the late August L. Sprouse Sr. and Ruby Napier Sprouse. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred Sprouse, and two sisters, Dorothy Snow and Bertha Lloyd. He was a member of the Forest Hill Baptist Church of Gordonsville; an Army veteran of World War II; and was retired from Virginia Metal Products in Orange, with over 50 years of service. Mr. Sprouse is survived by his wife, Evelyn Sparks Sprouse of Gordonsville; two daughters, Sandra Atkins and Linda Spain, both of Gordonsville; two sons, Roger Lee Sprouse of Richmond, and David B. Sprouse of Boswell Tavern; two sisters, Lillian Glick and Maxine Morris, both of Gordonsville; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville, officiated by the Rev. Carmon Hartsfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Rescue Squad, Box 446, Orange, Va. 22960. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 1, 2001
BESSIE MAE SHIFFLETT SPROUSE
Bessie Mae Sprouse, 82, of Charlottesville, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Heritage Hall. She was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Free Union, a daughter of the late Rosser and Lizzie Morris Shifflett. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Beach Meyers and William H. Meyers of Earlysville; two grandchildren, Rhonda Rhodes Birckhead of Troy, and Jeannie Meyers Johnson of Earlysville; five great-grandchildren; three nephews, George A. Shifflett of Annapolis, Md., Aubrey L. Shifflett of Louisa, and Ralph West of Woodbridge; three nieces, Elizabeth Sprouse and Ethel Gibson of Charlottesville, and Irene Cheri of Maryland. Mrs. Sprouse was retired from City Laundry, after and number of years, and was a member of the Salvation Army Church. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army Church, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Capt. Rob Webb will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at the Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque. The family would like to express a special thanks to the Hospice of the Piedmont and the nurses and staff at Heritage Hall.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jan. 2, 1937
BRYANA FRANCES SPROUSE SHIFLETT
Mrs. Joseph H. Shiflett
Mrs. Bryana Frances Shiflett, wife of Joseph H. Shiflett, of Free Union, died Thursday night at a local hospital. Mrs. Shiflett was a daughter of the late James H. Sprouse, of Albemarle, and was thirty-six years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son Joseph W. Shiflett. She also leaves her mother Mrs. Mary Sprouse, four sisters and five brothers --- Mrs. E. M. Baldwin of Richmond; Mrs. H. E. Ward, of Eastham. Mrs. Earl Garrison, of Ivy; Miss Nellie Lee Sprouse, and R. E., C. M., J. M., E. A., and L. H. Sprouse, all of Free Union. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Church of the Brethren, the service to be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Maupin, Burial will be in the churchyard
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, May 2, 2007
BULAH S. SPROUSE
Bulah S. Sprouse had her homecoming with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2007, in Charlottesville. The oldest of 11 children, Bulah was born on May 26, 1926, to the late G. Harvey and Nelie S. Shifflett, in the area of Rockingham County that later became the Blue Ridge Parkway. Upon her family's move to Albemarle County, she lived in the Stony Point area as a child and later moved back to Stony Point with her husband and daughters in 1959, living there for the rest of her life. She was a long-time member of Liberty Baptist Church and most recently attended Belmont Baptist Church. As a full-time homemaker, Bulah kept a busy schedule working in her flower and vegetable gardens, serving in her church, baby sitting her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, caring for relatives, and opening her home to her extended family for holiday gatherings. She had the gift of hospitality and her Christmas Day "covered dish" lunches were a family tradition for over 40 years where as many as 45 relatives and their guests would gather to enjoy both Bulah's hospitality and her cakes. "Guests" soon became "family" at "Aunt Bue's." Bulah also was a compassionate and gifted care-giver to the elderly and used this gift as a private duty sitter after her children were grown. Bulah is survived by her immediate family including her husband of 59 years, J. Earl Sprouse; her daughters, Gayle S. Trevillian and her husband, Tom; and Pamela F. Sprouse, all of Charlottesville; three adored granddaughters, Kelly T. Rex and her husband, Bryan, of Virginia Beach; Hayley A. Bannister and her husband, Casey, of Richmond; and Kami J. Trevillian of Charlottesville; and two precious great-granddaughters, Elizabeth M. Rex and R. Evelyn Rex of Virginia Beach, all of whom cherished their "Granny." Her much loved siblings include five sisters, Chellie S. Polonitza, and her husband, Edmund, of Richmond, Ruby S. Scruggs, Thelma S. Widener, and her husband, Benjamin, Nancy S. Thomas, and her husband, Rodney, and Linda A. Shifflett, all of Charlottesville; and four brothers, J. Edward Shifflett Sr., Ralph Shiflett, Randal Shiflett, and his wife, Della, and Sherman T. Shifflett, of Charlottesville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ferrell S. Shifflett. Bulah is also survived by her sister-in-law, Martha W. Shifflett; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Herman C. and Joyce M. Sprouse; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses, who were all adored by their "Aunt Bue." Bulah's legacy is her love of her Lord and her family and friends which she exemplified through acts of service. Although 80 years was not nearly enough and she left us too soon, we hope to honor her by following her example. A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2007, at Belmont Baptist Church with Dr. Lindsay Sadler and the Reverend Greg Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday May 3, 2007, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Those who wish may make contributions to the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 60, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or to the Belmont Baptist Church Food Closet, 830 Monticello Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 8, 1986
DOROTHY SHIFFLETT SPROUSE
Dorothy Shifflett, Sprouse, 54, of New Market, formerly of Charlottesville, died October 6, 1986, in a New Market nursing home. She was born August 24, 1932, in Montfair, Va., daughter of the late William Morton Shifflett and Sadie Bruce Shifflett and the wife of the late Robert Lee Sprouse. Surviving is one son, Roger Lee Sprouse of Ruckersville; two brothers, Earl M. Shifflett of Dundalk, Md. and Lloyd H. Shifflett of White Hall; a sister, Marie S. Ray of Ivy and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Shifflett and Lacy Shifflett. Graveside funeral services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery in White Hall. Pastor Leamon R. Whitehead will officiate. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home.
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EMANUEL CLAYTON SPROUSE
GOSHEN — Emanuel Clayton Sprouse, 78, died Sunday evening, June 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1933, in Augusta County, the son of the late Pearl and Lucy Harlow Sprouse. He was married to Laura J. Sprouse, who preceded him in death Nov. 23, 2011. He retired after 26 years of service with the Burk, Parson, Bolby plant in Goshen and was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed gardening and was well-known for his willingness to share with his neighbors. He is survived by three sons, Leo Shiflett of Craigsville, Larry Shiflett and wife, Kay, of Harrisonburg and Gerald Shiflett of Crider; three daughters, Rholettle Chandler, Shirley Shiflett and Diana Stokes, all of Craigsville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. The last of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis, Verny and Robert Sprouse, and three sisters, Mable Miller, Lessie Ellinger and Mary Carroll. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Little River Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Scott Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Craigsville Funeral Home.
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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Dec. 23, 2007
FRANCES GENTRY SPROUSE
Frances Gentry Sprouse, 81, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at a local hospital. Born May 29, 1920, in Albemarle County, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Mattie Mayo Gentry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sprouse, and two brothers, Robert and Edward Gentry. Frances retired from Ix's Silk Mill after 43 years. She was a member of Mount View Baptist Church. She is survived by two stepsons, Frank Sprouse and his wife, Roxanne, of Troy, and Walter Sprouse Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Charlottesville; four sisters, Ola Skinner of Charlottesville, Fannie Colvin and her husband, Randolph, of Gordonsville, Mary Jane Larson and her husband, Orrin, of Keswick, and Amanda Addington and her husband, Hobart (H.M.), of Charlottesville; three brothers, Granville L. Gentry and his wife, Elsie, of Charlottesville, Melvin Gentry and his wife, Jean, of Palmyra, and Nelson Gentry and his wife, Marie, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a special friend, Bertha Brown of Charlottesville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hill & Wood Chapel, with the Rev. John Green officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Hill & Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 20, 2006
JAMES ALBERT SPROUSE SR.
James Albert Sprouse Sr., 68, of Esmont, went to be with his Lord while surrounded by his family at his home on Wednesday, October 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Monroe Sprouse Sr. and Virginia Morris Sprouse and a brother, Thomas Sprouse Jr. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rosalind W. Sprouse; his children, Robin V. Farley and her friend, Robert Boland, Debra S. Rasnake and her husband, Jeffrey, James A. Sprouse Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; one brother, John N. Sprouse and his wife, Gwen; his grandchildren, Darrell "Gene" Farley Jr., Matthew Farley, Andrew Farley, Brian Farley, Jeffrey Rasnake Jr. (his sidekick), Daniel Rasnake, Carleigh Sprouse, Joshua Sprouse; a special family friend, Peggy Smith; his aunts, Vivian Morris, Carrie Farrish and Rosa Barnett; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sprouse worked at Alberene Stone Company, Augusta Lumber Company and retired from SperryMarine after 33 years of service. He loved to plant and work his vegetable garden, loved his animals and was always a caring person willing to help anyone who needed it. He was an active member of Alberene Baptist Church in Alberene where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2006, with the Reverend Jeff Cale officiating. Interment will follow in Alberene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006, at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville. The family thanks all who stopped by to visit James during his illness and appreciate the phone calls and those who dropped off food. Special thanks are given for Dr. Lori Bubb for all of her care and for Hospice of the Piedmon
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jun. 24, 2014
JAMES EARL SPROUSE
James Earl Sprouse, 91, had his homecoming with the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Earl was born on September 15, 1922, to the late Thornton and Mary Susie Sprouse in Burnley, Albemarle County. The middle child of three brothers, Earl grew up in the country, hunting, fishing, and discovering the occasional moonshine still with his siblings. He attended the Liberty School and Stony Point High School. Earl was a World War II veteran, serving in Patton's Army in England and in France. Wounded in France, he returned home to Charlottesville to follow a family tradition of carpentry. Earl first trained with his uncles and eventually built numerous houses throughout Charlottesville and the surrounding area. He was an excellent carpenter who built houses to last and particularly loved new construction. He was not fond of remodeling work and often remarked that he would rather build 10 new houses than remodel one. He also enjoyed looking for tools in junk shops and never saw a screwdriver that he did not need. Earl married his sweetheart, Bulah, in 1947, and 12 years later, the couple was happy to move with their two daughters back to the Stony Point area into a house that Earl had built. Earl and Bulah lived in this house for the rest of their lives, and it was the site of many gatherings of family and friends. Back in the country, Earl was able to enjoy his love of hunting and hunting dogs, fishing, fruit and vegetable gardening, and landscaping his property. He loved being outside and always had a project underway. Earl was a member of the former Liberty Baptist Church and led the construction of the Sunday School wing. Earl had always loved baseball, but he first began his softball pitching career when he was in his 60's in the church softball league. He could not run, but he loved to pitch. Earl eventually learned to love football due to the influence of his son-in-law and loved the Washington Redskins, until he did not. Earl was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Bulah S. Sprouse; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Sidney and Martha Sprouse and Herman and Joyce Sprouse. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Gayle S. and Thomas R. Trevillian and Pamela F. Sprouse, all of Charlottesville; three adored and adoring granddaughters and their husbands, Kelly and Bryan Rex of Virginia Beach, Hayley and Casey Bannister of Chesterfield, and Kami and Matthew Melfa of Jacksonville, Florida; five cherished great-grandchildren, Libby, Evelyn, and Josiah Rex, and Ella and Ryland Bannister; his nieces, Betty Sprouse of Charlottesville, and Sandra Riddle of Anchorage, Alaska; a special cousin, Lisa Houchens of Richmond; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law and their children with whom he enjoyed many family picnics and holiday gatherings. The family gives special thanks to Edith Johnson and Jean Gough of Buckingham, and the staff at the Charlottesville Veteran's Association (VA) outpatient clinic and the VA home-based care staff for their outstanding care of Earl in his later years. Earl loved his family and his loss leaves a hole in our hearts. We relied on his willingness to try to repair our houses and cars, to get our cats out of trees and to build a handicapped ramp to the litter box, to surprise us with both something he had grown in the garden and an endless supply of Little Debbie cakes, to move us into and out of dorms, apartments, and houses making repairs along the way, and to show us how to love the outdoors. As his physical health declined, he still received so much joy from his granddaughters and great-grandchildren who loved their Pop, and he was very happy when he finally got those great-grandsons. When our Mama/Granny left us seven years ago, we realized that there had not been enough time to love her as much as we wanted, and we have the same realization now. Instead, in his honor and memory, we will strive to imitate Daddy/Pop's innovative spirit and his acts of love and kindness and hard work. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Hill and Wood Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, with Dr. Lindsay Sadler officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Those who wish may send memorial donations to Disabled American Veterans at http://www.dav.org/ or the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad at http://donate-rescue1.org/. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Mon, Apr. 4, 2005
JAMES EDWARD SPROUSE
James Edward Sprouse died April 3, 2005 after a courageous and inspirational battle with cancer. He died at the home of his sister, Ruth Ann Painter of Barboursville. Edward was born Jan. 23, 1935 at North Garden. He was the son of Jack Lewis Sprouse and Sarah Frances Barnett Sprouse. He is survived by two sisters, Ruth Ann Painter of Barboursville, and Ruby Sprouse Shifflett and her husband, Steve, of Charlottesville; and several nieces and nephews. Edward lived in Florida for 44 years and came home to Charlottesville to be with his family after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Mooreland Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Rd., Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Nov. 19, 2004
JAMES HENRY SPROUSE
James Henry Sprouse, 89, of Alexandria, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in a Fairfax hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Albemarle County, he was the son of James H. and Zessie Dudley Sprouse, and was the beloved husband of the late Alberta Lee Sprouse. Mr. Sprouse retired after 30 years of service on the railroad. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be con-ducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at the Teague Chapel with the Rev. Clarke Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Teague Funeral Home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jun. 28, 2006
MARY AGNES SPROUSE GIBSON
Mrs. Mary Agnes Sprouse Gibson, 95, of Keswick, Virginia went to eternal rest on Monday, June 26, 2006, at the Louisa Healthcare Nursing Home. Mrs. Gibson was born in Albemarle County on June 1, 1911, the daughter of the late John J. and Fannie Ray Sprouse. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Adam L. Gibson; son, Curtis E. Gibson; a son-in -law, Tommy Simpson; five brothers, one sister, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. She is survived by a devoted son, Bobby Gibson and his wife, Bernice; two devoted daughters, Shirley G. Collins and her husband, Joseph, of Keswick and Fannie Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, a daughter-inlaw, Charlotte Gibson of Ruckersville, Virginia; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a very special and loving Mom and Grandma who loved to garden and fish. She was an Avon Representative for over 35 years, a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Ivy, Virginia. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to extend special thanks to all staff, nurses and CNAs at the Louisa Healthcare Nursing Home who gave Mom such great care and kindness. Memorial contributions can be made to the Charlottesville/Albemarle Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 160, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902; or East Rivanna Fire Department, 3501 Steamer Drive, Keswick, VA 22947. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Au. 28, 2014
NELLIE SPROUSE DAVIS
Nellie Sprouse Davis, 90, of Free Union, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Born on March 1, 1924, and raised in Free Union, she was the youngest of 11 children, daughter of the late John M. and Cora Thomas Sprouse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; and a daughter, Sally D. Howard. She married Jasper P. Davis Sr. in 1942, and was retired from Morton's Frozen Foods after 17 years of service. Mrs. Davis was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. She is survived by her five daughters, Ida Defibaugh and her husband, Jerry, Betty Jarrell, Ruby Kennedy and her husband, Tom, Sue Cassell and her husband, Larry, and Mary Huffman and her husband, Kenny; two sons, Jasper P. Davis Jr. and his wife, Diana, and Charles Davis and his wife, Debi; a son-in-law, Brad Howard; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Mom had a very special friend that she accepted as a daughter, Marjorie V. Shifflett and her many neighbors and friends at the Our Lady of Angels Monastery, especially Sister Mary David. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014, in the Teague Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Pat and Dorothy Mellott officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Teague Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932. Friends may sign a guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com .
The Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD, Oct. 11, 2005
OLIVE M. SPROUSE
Former longtime Dundalk resident Olive M. Sprouse died of congestive heart failure Aug. 4 at age 82. Born in Goodwill, W.Va., the former Olive M. Epperson was 17 years old when her father left his job in the coal mines to move his family to Dundalk. She worked at Bethlehem Steel for three years before she married Beverley Dandridge Sprouse of Charlottesville, Va., who was stationed at Martin Airport as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force. She and her husband lived in Charlottesville until 1967, when they moved back to Dundalk so she could care for her ailing father. She moved back to Virginia in 1996 after the death of her husband, and died peacefully at Augusta Nursing Center in Fishersville. A gifted writer who could express herself explicitly in letters to family and friends, she will be remembered for her kindness, forgiveness and tolerance as well as her dedication to her children and her faith. She is survived by daughters Olive M. and Gracie Sprouse, Ellie Dorman and Dorothy Mawyer of Virginia and Brenda J. Kolar of Dundalk, son Beverley D. Sprouse, also of Virginia, sisters Louise Gerord and Ellamae Peterson of Dundalk, many half-brothers and half-sisters, 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by sister Leon Peters and brothers Samuel and Jimmy Epperson. Services were held Aug. 7 in Crozet, Va. She was buried Aug. 9 at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Feb. 22, 2008
ROSALIE ELYSE SPROUSE MORRIS
Rosalie Elyse Sprouse Morris, 82, of White Hall, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born March 14, 1925, in Albemarle County to Jack Sprouse and Rosa Breeden Sprouse. She lovingly cared for many children in her home from the community and was known by all of them as "Granny" and was loved by many special nieces and nephews. Her doors were always open to anyone especially on Sunday when she loved to serve a meal to family and friends from her heart. She was a member of Browns Cove United Methodist Church where she held many positions. Her favorites were the Christmas Program and Homecoming at the church. Her spirit has left our world but the precious memories will remains always with us. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Alton M. Morris, two brothers, William Sprouse and Robert "Bob" Sprouse; and a sister, Mary Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Shumate and her husband, Dale, of Afton, Betty North and her husband, David Morris, of White Hall, and Anita Seale of White Hall; her sons, Alton Morris II of Charlottesville and Dennis Morris and his wife, Susan, of McGaheysville; two sisters, Gladys Morris of Crozet and Virginia Harrell of Nebraska; a brother-in-law, Tim C. Morris; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Morris; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews including Stanley Smith, Billy, John and Mary Sprouse and their families. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Teague Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Billy Coffey. The family will have a private interment at a latter date. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 3008, at Teague Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 373, Crozet, VA 22932 or Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932. Family and friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Apr. 10, 2007
ROSALIND WOOD SPROUSE
Rosalind Wood Sprouse, 71, of Esmont, went to be with her Lord while surrounded by her family, at her home on Sunday, April 8, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Albert Sprouse Sr.; her parents, Oreta Virginia Moon Wood and Willard Coles Wood Sr.; and a brother, Alfred B. Wood. Survivors include her three children, Robin V. Farley and her friend, Robert Boland, Debra S. Rasnake and her husband, Jeffrey, and James A. Sprouse and his wife, Jennifer; 2 brothers, Willard C. "Jimmy" Wood Jr. and his wife, Edith, and Edward S. "Eddie" Wood Sr. and his wife, Nancy; eight grandchildren, Darrell (Gene) Farley Jr., Matthew Farley, Andrew Farley, Brian Farley, Jeffrey Rasnake Jr., Daniel Rasnake, Carleigh Sprouse and Joshua Sprouse; a special family friend, Peggy Smith; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosalind was a devoted wife, a stay at home mother and grandmother, who loved her family, her animals and working in her flower garden. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville with the Reverend Clarke Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Alberene Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the funeral home. Rosalind's family would like to thank all who stopped by to visit her during her illness and they appreciate the phone calls and those who dropped off food. Special thanks are given to Hospice of the Piedmont for their care during her final weeks.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Thu, Jun. 7, 2007
RUBY LIZABETH SPROUSE
Ruby Lizabeth Sprouse, 90, of Louisa, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1917, in Charlottesville to the late Alonzo Dudley and the late Bessie Gibson Dudley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Edmond Sprouse; a son, Cecil A. Sprouse; and a great-granddaughter, Krista Miller Sprouse. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Hurd and her husband, Donald; a son, Lawrence Sprouse and his wife, Joann; five grandchildren, Raymond Sprouse and his wife, Denise, Rodney Sprouse, Valerie Sprouse, Michael Sprouse and his wife, Holly, and Richard Sprouse and his wife, Cindy; five great-grandchildren, Faith Sprouse, Michelle Sprouse, Christa Huebner Sprouse, Richard C. Sprouse and Emily Sprouse; two daughters-in-law, Jannie A. Sprouse and Beverley Sprouse. She also leaves James and Ann Sacre, who she considered her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Teague Funeral Home. A service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Teague Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Reverend Sidney E. Craig. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Churchyard. Family and friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 5, 2001
THOMAS M. SPROUSE, JR.
Thomas M. Sprouse Jr., 59, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on April 13, 1941, in Ivy, son of the late Thomas M. Sprouse Sr. and Virginia Elizabeth Morris Sprouse. He was the founder, and owner of Mint Printing & Supply Inc. in Charlottesville for 36 years. Mr. Sprouse is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Mead Sprouse; and five daughters, Catherine Ann Gaertner of Brooklyn, N.Y., Debra Lynn Hightower of San Diego, Tammy Marie Sprouse of Stanardsville, Marilyn Elaine Sprouse of Locust Hill, and Victoria Leigh Sprouse of Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Jessica Marie Braxton Sprouse, Cameron Michael Hightower and Sarah Noel Hightower; two brothers, James Albert Sprouse of Alberene, and John Mason Sprouse Of Palmyra. Tom was a dear friend to all who knew him; he will be forever missed. We would like to thank our friends and neighbors for the many cards, flowers and other acts of kindness shown to us. May God bless you. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gordon Morris and his staff for their wonderful support and care. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Christian Church, with Mr. Roger Browning officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Teague Funeral Home. Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Dec. 5, 1995
WILLIAM J. “Billy” SPROUSE
William J. “Billy” Sprouse of York, Pa., died Dec. 3, 1995 at a York hospital. He was born April 11, 1918, in White Hall, a son of the late William “Jack” and Rosa Breeden Sprouse. He is survived by his wife, Rose L. Sprouse, of York, Pa.; four daughters, Roselee Sprouse of York, June Knight of Orange, Shirley Napier of Airville, Pa., and Barbara Shoff of Felton, Pa.; a step-daughter, Cindy Feathers, of York, four sisters, Mary Miller of Unionville, Miss. Gladys Morris, Rosalie Morris, both of Crozet and Virginia Herrell of Omaha, Neb.; and three grandchildren, Tina and Michael Knight and Angela Galihugh, all of Orange. He was preceded in death by a brother, John R. “Bob” Sprouse, formerly of Crozet. Burial will be held at a later date.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Mar. 8, 1991
WILLIAM SPROUSE JR.
The Rev. William “Billy” G. Sprouse Jr., 38, of Dennard, Ark., pastor of Botkinburg Foursquare Church and former Waynesboro resident, died Wednesday, March 6, 1991, in Dennard. Born Jan. 21, 1953, in Waynesboro, he was a son of Mrs. William N. (Lucille B.) Simpson of Waynesboro and the late William Glenn Sprouse Sr. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Deborah Stuples Sprouse; a son, Charles Glenn Sprouse; and two daughters, Jennifer G. Sprouse and Adreana A. Sprouse, all of Dennard. Also surviving are a brother, Thomas L. Sprouse of Waynesboro; his maternal grandmother, Maggie Breeden of Waynesboro; and six nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in McDow Funeral Home by the Rev. Arlen Swinger and the Rev. Virgil Lemings. Burial will be in Augusta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Botkinburg Foursquare Church, Route 1, Box 1145, Dennard, Ark., 72629
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