Marjorie Taylor Berkley, 93, of Troutville, died Saturday, January 14, 2017.
“Berk,” as she was lovingly known by friends and colleagues, was Professor of Physical Education Emerita at Hollins University, where she taught for 30 years.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Edwin Berkley, W.B. Berkley, and Sherwood Berkley.
She is survived by her devoted friend, Lanetta T. Ware.
During her professional career, Berk was an educator and coach who taught field hockey, soccer and tennis at Hollins from 1959 to 1989. She served as Hollins’ Athletic Director for 19 years and was Chairman of the Physical Education Department, making immeasurable contributions to the college’s athletic reputation. Her field hockey teams at Hollins were undefeated during the seasons of 1963, 1975, 1976, and 1977. Her 1979 field hockey team won the VAIAW Field Hockey Championship and was ranked seventh in the nation at a tournament at Princeton.
Additionally, she served as Director of Championships for the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association and the Director of the AIAW National Division III Field Hockey Championship. She was the first associate commissioner of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and the ODAC annual award for the most outstanding woman athlete who exhibits the traits of sportsmanship, leadership, and scholarship is named the Marjorie Berkley Award.
Berk also served as an athletic official, where she had sectional rating in field hockey, national basketball rating, and a national rating in women’s lacrosse. She held numerous administrative positions, including serving as site director for the 1986 International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Association World Cup, directing championships for the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association, serving on NCAA tournament selection committees, directing the 1980 Division III national field hockey championships, and advising for the first Canadian National Lacrosse Association Tournament.
She graduated from James Madison University in 1945 and had an M.S. from the University of Tennessee. As an undergraduate at JMU, she was a multi-sport participant who competed in field hockey, basketball, tennis and softball. She was president of the Mercury Club and of the Athletic Association Council, and she received the Mercury Award for outstanding athletic participation. She was athletics director and chairman of the women’s physical education department at Lynchburg College from 1945-56, where she was instrumental in starting women’s programs in field hockey, tennis, and basketball. She spent two years as a professor and women’s basketball coach at JMU prior to taking her position at Hollins.
Berk was inducted into the Hollins Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the James Madison Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
She loved to play golf, watch sports, spend time with friends, and stay in touch with former students. She greatly enjoyed her retirement on her Botetourt County farm, where she raised cattle.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the American Heart Association.
Baker Funeral Home in Suffolk handled arrangements. Burial was Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suffolk.
MOSELEY, Nancy A.
Nancy Ann Moseley, 53, of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Minnie Moseley; brothers, Timothy and Harry “Junebug” Moseley.
She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Timothy Rickman of Buchanan; Cyndy and Eugene Harlow of Glasgow; brothers, Frank Moseley and Danny Moseley, both of Buchanan; fiancé, Wayne Barrett; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; aunt, Imo Ann Moseley; extended family, Judy Elliott, Cheryl Elliott Thomas, and Benjamin Thomas; pet companions, Paul, Patches, Pedro, and Sammie; and special friend, Susie Sawtell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 15, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Woody officiating. Interment was in Watson Cemetery on Chestnut Run, Buchanan. Memorials may be made to the Roanoke Valley SPCA or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.
WASHINGTON, Charles E.
Charles Edward “Lil Jack” Washington, 82, of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lula Washington; brothers, Sam, Homer, and James Washington; and sister, JoAnne Blake.
He is survived by his sister, Alene Harvey of Washington, D.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 21, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
WHITE, Clyde E.
Clyde Earnest White, 80, of Buchanan, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nellie Fringer White, Clyde was the last of their 13 children.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Hesse White; son and daughter-in-law, Randy P. and Linda White of Roanoke; numerous nieces and nephews, including Marvin and Ellen White, and Bertha and Jimmy Brugh; and a close family friend, Barbara Brown. Special thanks to the staff of Carrington Place and Medi Hospice for their loving care.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 16, in Lithia United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Marc Barber officiating. Those wishing to make a contribution, please consider Medi Hospice, 5369 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, 24019. The family received friends Sunday, January 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.