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2017-8-22

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Nursing is Here!

Ivory Richardson never imagined himself as an OR nurse, but in just a few months he’ll be completing his 10th year at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. Forget what you thought you knew about the way nursing should look because Ivory has been breaking the mold since day one. A member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, one of the largest Native American Indian tribes in North Carolina, he was born and raised in Hollister, NC. Although his community was severely impoverished, Ivory was determined to succeed.

Before pursuing nursing, Ivory worked for the  volunteer fire department and full time as a transport medic for EMS. After attending UNC Chapel Hill, Ivory made the decision to continue his education closer to home. His extensive EMT experience helped him get into the RN program at a local community college. He accepted a position at CMH in the ER, before eventually finding his home in the OR, where he fills multiple roles, both as a scrub and circulating nurse.

For Ivory, seeing patients again or out in the community and having them remember the good care that he gave them is incredibly rewarding. “I love taking care of patients,” he says.

He also values the flexibility that his career in nursing has given him, as well as his wife who also works at CMH as an X-ray sonographer and nuclear medicine technologist, a highly-specialized field in and of itself.

“The nursing profession has given both me and my wife incredible flexibility over the years,” says Ivory. “There are so many different fields and areas you can go into that you can truly find something that fits you and your needs.”

“One of the best parts about being an OR nurse is that the schedule is planned ahead and apart from emergency procedures. We don’t work most weekends,” Ivory adds.

Ivory is aware that being a male nurse shatters a few stereotypes but he’s proud of the level of care that he provides his patients.

For more nursing information, visit www.nursingishere.com

Betty D. Norman

Betty D. Norman, 77, of Jarratt, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Norman and a daughter, Renee’ N. Swiger. Mrs. Norman is survived by a son, Edward L. Norman and wife, Angela of Chester; daughter, Lesha L. Booden of Jarratt; three grandchildren, Amanda Stepp and husband, Andrew, Tommy Norman and Carly Norman; great-grandson, Mattox; a brother, Roger Dowdy and wife, Judy of Christiansburg, VA; two sisters, Linda Wallace of CT and Susan Martin and husband, Danny of Woolwine, VA and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Norman was retired from the Norfolk Police Department. She had a talent for embroidery, stitching, and enjoyed fashioning crafts.

Her family trusts that Mom is on her next journey, with God, and envisions her picking flowers, one of her great joys in this life.

A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Lawrence Olson Carter

Lawrence Olson Carter, 90, AKA Mr. Camp Kehukee, of Stony Creek, Virginia entered eternal rest  in the House of The Lord  to join his beloved wife, Mae on Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Fannie Carter and was also preceded in death by two brothers, L. J. Carter and Homer W. Carter; five sisters, Emily Howard, Evelyn Modlin, Jean Worrell, Barbara Harrell and Marjorie Burgess.

Mr. Carter is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Gregory-Adams and devoted friend, J. N. Gibbs, Jr. of Dolphin, Virginia; son, L. Chester Carter and devoted friend, Joyce Williams, both of Stony Creek; three loving and beautiful granddaughters, Ashley Stainback and husband, Ryan and their daughter, Lillie Mae  all of Stony Creek; Crystal Carter of Newport News and their mother Sylvia B. Carter of Stony Creek who was a devoted daughter -in-law for many years and Sammantha Thomas and husband, Dustin and their son, Easton Cole of Jackson, NC; a sister, Juliette Moore of Richmond; sister-in-law, Mary Reed of Churchville, Virginia; three brothers-in-law, Eddie Jarratt of Salem, Virginia, Henry Jarratt of Stuart, Virginia and W. C. Burgess who was especially devoted to Lawrence;  and a number of nieces and nephews; also devoted friend and caretaker, Keith Urquart; and caretaker Taylor Williams and special friend to the family Gerald (Juicy) Taylor.

Mr. Carter was a retired farmer and builder and a lifelong Deacon at Readville Baptist Church and along with his wife, Mae worked diligently to build and maintain Camp Kehukee with the Petersburg Baptist Association. His remains will lie in state Wednesday, August 23 at Camp Kehukee 17414 Shands Rd., Petersburg, Virginia where the family will receive friends 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Readville Baptist Church Cemetery, Sussex, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Readville Baptist Church Building Fund or to Camp Kehukee in memory of Lawrence and Mae Carter, c/o Petersburg Baptist Association, P.O. Box 3117, Petersburg, Virginia 23805.

Louise Robinette Selfe

Louise Robinette Selfe, age 101, of Skippers, VA passed away August 20, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Martha Robinette; her husband, Jasper Alderson Selfe; her brother, Richard Robinette; and her sister Alice Rezeau.  She is survived by her daughter, Martha Selfe Hughes; her grandchildren, Judy Edwards, Michael Robert Hughes and Danielle Hughes Dillow; two great grandchildren, Jennifer Edwards and Brandon Hughes; one great great granddaughter, Riley Dillow; and her brother, Millard R. Robinette.  Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements.  

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