Dianne Kelsey Patnode Scott, 75, of Danville, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was born on December 13, 1944, to the late LeRoy and Shirley Patnode. Mrs. Scott was a member of Piney Forest Seventh Day Adventist Church. She also was a member of the Danville Doll Club and Quilt Club. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Eugene Scott; her son, Frederick McAninch; brother, Jim Patnode and his wife, Cindy; sisters, Joanne Phelps and her husband, James, and Rosanne Patnode; and one grandson, Jeffery McAninch. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1543 Piney Forest Rd, Danville, VA 24540, with Pastor Luis Beltre officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Promise Foundation, 12213 W Bell Road, Ste 115, Surprise, AZ 85378, email@example.com Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Scott family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
Emma Carrington Edmunds of Halifax, Va., passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, she was 74 years of age. She was born in Richmond, Va., on January 30, 1946, the daughter of the late James Easley Edmunds and the late Lavinia Winston Edmunds. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a member of the Vestry. Emma graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College and was a journalist with the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Magazine. She worked as director of Editorial and Design at University of Virginia and later at History United as Project Historian in Danville, Va. Noted for her work on Civil Rights, Emma developed an exhibit "Mapping Knowledge from 1945-1975", which is now at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Emma Carrington Edmunds was devoted to her family. She is survived by two sisters, Lavinia "Bebo" Edmunds of Baltimore, Md., and Anne Sutphin and husband, Lee, of Richmond, Va.; nieces and nephews, James Hannaway of Washington, D.C., Emma Hannaway of Baltimore, Md., William Sutphin and wife, Meredith of Richmond, Elizabeth Issacs and husband, Kevin, of Charlottesville, and Peter Sutphin and fiancée, Andrea Bustos of Richmond; and great nephew, Wyatt Sutphin. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Rd, Halifax, Va., with the Rev. Paul Rowles officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. For memorials please consider Virginia Humanities, University of Virginia, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903, St. John's Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Rd., Halifax, VA 24558, or Randolph College, https://www.randolphcollege.edu/give/online/. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com. Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.