Obituaries

Nell Rainer Chaves
Graveside services for Nell Rainer Chaves, 81, of Livingston, will be held at the Briggs Chapel Cemetery in Porterville, Miss., on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.
Mrs. Chaves passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Sumter Health and Rehab. She was born December 17, 1938. Mrs. Chaves was a retired seamstress of Vanity Fair. She enjoyed life on the farm tending to the animals. She loved life, family and always had a smile on her face.
Survivors include her husband Charles Edward Chaves; brother Ben Rainer; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.
Marvin Owen Moody
Mr. Marvin Owen Moody, 93, of Ward passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 15, 1927, in Sumter County. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cokes Chapel Cemetery, Ward, with Rev. Doug May officiating. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler.
Mr. Moody was a U. S. Navy World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Jean McDonald Moody; sons Donald Owen Moody, Marvin David Moody; daughters Linda Elaine Moody Anderson, Deborah “Debbie” Lynn Moody Maughan; brothers Hayes Patilla Moody, Joseph Hall Moody, Milton E. Moody; sister Eleanor Jean Moody Rawson Williamson; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hayes Moody and Mamie Irene Masters Moody; and his son Steven Douglas Moody.
Virginia Sheffield Grafton Roberts
Virginia Sheffield Grafton Roberts, 93, of Cuba, Ala. and Griffin, Ga., passed away at Westbury Nursing Home in Jackson, Ga. on May 25, 2020. Bumpers Funeral Home, York, was in charge of arrangements. Due to Covid-19 there wasonly be a brief graveside service on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Clay Memorial Cemetery, Cuba, Ala., with visitation one half hour before the funeral. There was no graveside services. Please be prepared to wear a mask and practice safe distancing. Family and friends may sign the online register and post condolences at www.bumpersfuneralhome.com.
Virginia was born in Cuba, Ala., to Clyde Sheffield and Della Pearl Meador Sheffield and lived most of her life in west Alabama and east Mississippi area until 2010 when she moved to Griffin, Georgia to live with her son, Thad. She was married to Thadis F. “TF” Grafton, Sr., and to Andrew D. “AD” Roberts, who both preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husbands Virginia was also preceded in death by her sister Frances Sheffield Gordy; her brother Clyde Sheffield, Jr.; and her younger son William “Bill” Clyde Grafton. For decades, Virginia avidly pursued her hobbies and passions which included raising birds such as African grey parrots, canaries, parakeets, cockatiels and finches. She also collected dolls such as Shirley Temple dolls and Barbie dolls, refurbishing many of them and donating them to the Salvation Army. She avidly pursued a lifelong interest in genealogy and family history and she built and furnished a 17-room, 3-story dollhouse which was modeled after her great grandmother’s house in Alabama. This dollhouse was donated in her name to the Archives in Meridian, Miss.
Virginia is survived by her older son Thadis F. “Thad” Grafton, Jr. (wife Susan) of Forsyth, Ga.; her stepson Andy D. Roberts (wife Melissa) of Linden, Tenn.; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in her name.
Reverend R. J. Rumley, II
Dec. 25, 1947-May 23, 2020
Rev. R. J. Rumley, II transi-tioned Saturday, May 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving fam-ily. Left to honor his memory: loving wife, Brenda Rumley; daughters, Yolanda R. Howsie, Robin Duncan; sons, Robert J. (MaKara) Rumley, III, Daniel Rumley and Robert C. Porter; brother, Curtis R. (Marian) Rumley; sisters, Angela Rum-ley (Henry) Jenkins, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 2-5:00 P.M. at Chambers Funeral Home. Private Cele-bration of life service will be held Monday, June 1, 2020. Rev. R. J. Rumley, II will be laid to rest in Elmwood Memorial Gardens, York, AL. Online con-dolences may be left for the family on our website cham-bersfuneralhome.net. Chambers Funeral Home, Inc., Bessemer, directing.
Latonya Williams
Latonya Williams, 44, died May 23, 2020, at Miller County Hospital. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at West Highland Memorial Gardens with Elder Christopher Taylor officiating and Wills’ Funeral Service directing. Visitation wasFriday, May 29, 2020 at the funeral home.