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Jonathan Gurley - Son of East Hanover RS members
Jonathan Gurley [40 years old], son of Tom & Emily Gurley, who are members of East Hanover Rescue Squad, was killed in an ATV accident on Mother's Day. Funeral arrangements are:
Bennett's Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, VA
- May 22 Visitation 2 - 4, 6 - 8 pm
- May 23 Funeral 11:00 a.m.
A Celebration of Life will be held at East Hanover Rescue Squad after the funeral service.
Tom & Emily's address is:
7066 Twin Girls Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
From: Fran Phillips
Forest View Rescue Squad
Charles Andrew Moore - Father-in-Law of Immediate Past President Connie Moore
Charles Andrew Moore (90), was born on December 28, 1932 and departed this life on March 15, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife Josy Moore and son Charles Andrew Moore, Jr (Andy),
He is survived by his daughter Betsy Draper and husband Calvin of Emporia, VA and their daughters and families - Emily and Brian Ligon (Matt and Max) of Emporia, VA. Kelli and Lance Wyatt (Sydney) of Emporia, VA and Allison and James Weidman of Freeman, VA. He is also survived by his daughter Kathy Baker and husband Tim of Charlottesville, VA and their family - Zach Baker and wife, Justine (Nora) of Richmond, VA and Kaitlin Baker of Indianapolis, Indiana. Lastly, he is survived by Andy’s wife Connie Moore and daughter Tracy Moore of Kenbridge, VA as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout the states of Virginia and North Carolina. Charles lived and served in the communities of Greensville and Brunswick counties for most of his life. He served as pastor of Warfield Baptist Church for over 50 years. His devotion to the ministry and people of that church is beyond compare. He believed in service to God through the care of God’s people and lived that philosophy not only at Warfield Baptist Church but in multiple community leadership roles and activities throughout his life. Most notably in his “retirement”, he was a member and Sunday School Teacher at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, VA and spent many hours supporting the mission of the Samaritan House, also in Emporia, VA. Charles will not only be remembered for his service to God and community but also for his love of music. He shared a passion for the guitar with his son Andy and his ability to participate in many musical groups over the course of his life brought him great joy. Thanks to his many friends and family who visited with him in his last days and helped him pass peacefully from this world to the next.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Main Street Baptist Church, Emporia, VA with interment at Warfield Baptist Church, Warfield, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church, Emporia, VA. Contributions in his memory can be made to Warfield Baptist Church, Main Street Baptist Church or the Samaritan House. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements
H C "Buddy" McLaughlin - Hot Springs VFD
Holmes Cavet “Buddy” McLaughlin, 78, of Hot Springs, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at his residence while surrounded by family and friends.
He was born October 14, 1944, in Hot Springs, the son of the late David Holmes McLaughlin and Claurice Liptrap McLaughlin.
In his younger years Buddy was an avid coon hunter. He was a 1963 Graduate of Valley High School where he played baseball and basketball; and a 1966 Graduate of John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science.
Buddy worked in the family business with his father for numerous years at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. In 1973 he started work at Bath County Community Hospital as a Radiologic Technologist and Phlebotomist, retiring after 48 years of dedicated service.
Buddy was a charter and lifetime member of the Hot Springs Rescue Squad which was established in 1963, as well as the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department. He became an EMT in 1965, an Instructor in 1974, a Cardiac Technician in 1982, and an EMT Intermediate in 2013. He was certified as a Basic Rescue Technician in 1990 and Cave Rescue in 1993. He was the recipient of the 1994 Central Shenandoah EMS Council Senior Rescue Squad Member of the Year. In 1995 he was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award for Outstanding Prehospital Provider. Among other offices in the Hot Springs Rescue Squad he served as Captain for 17 years, just like his father did before him. Buddy earned the respect, praise, and admiration from EMS providers throughout the region and state. He was a fierce competitor at the Rescue Squad State Competitions which he looked forward to attending each year. His tireless efforts have been received and appreciated by so many within our community.
Buddy also volunteered as the sponsor and instructor for the Community Health & Occupation Club at Bath County High School for many years.
He was married to the late Nancy Sue Huffman McLaughlin, his wife of 51 years who preceded him in death on November 10, 2018.
Surviving are his children, James Cavet “JC” McLaughlin & special friend Gwyndalene White of Hot Springs, Lori Crist & husband Steven of Stephens City, Virginia; grandchildren, Trevor Austin McLaughlin, Farren Elizabeth Crist, and Brady Kellan Crist.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Hot Springs Rescue Squad and the Hot Springs Fire Department. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hot Springs Rescue Squad or to the Hot Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.
Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com.
Richard G. "Pop" Orndoff - Father to AVAVRS President Eddie Ann Orndoff and VAVRS District 10 VP Nancy Orndoff
We are sad to announce that on February 16, 2023, at the age of 95, Richard Garland Orndoff (Manassas, Virginia) passed away. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Richard Garland Orndoff to pay them a last tribute.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to: Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Manassas, VA 20108 Or Manassas Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 46, Manassas, VA 20108. Date of Birth: September 18, 1927 – Hayfield, Virginia
Date of Death: February 16, 2023 – UVA – Prince William Preceded in Death by wife, Shirley Ann Orndoff; mother, Nan Furman and sister, Betty Kreighbaum.
Richard Orndoff known by many as either “Rick” or “Pop” lived a life of service. As a young man he joined the United States Marine Corps rising to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. During his time with the Marine Corps he served from the last days of World War II, and through Korea and Viet Nam. He retired in December 1969. In early 1970 he fulfilled his promise to his loving wife, Shirley by moving the family back to Manassas, the hometown of Shirley. During the 70s, Rick went to work for the U.S. Postal Service at the Merrifield Postal distribution center as a mail handler.
In 1973, Richard joined the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad. Rick is probably best known for his 50 years of service to the squad and the citizens of Manassas and Prince William County. Pop served the squad as the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chaplain. For the members of the squad he was a mentor and was always willing to share his knowledge with the younger generations. Many of those he mentored have gone on to become respected emergency medical service providers in the area. Richard’s life was always one of service to others and he made a difference to many.
Richard is survived by his three children. Daughters Eddie Ann Orndoff and Nancy Lynn Orndoff and son Gary Orndoff. Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. One sister, Butch Poland of Virginia Beach.