SKINNER, Ms. Barbara Cunningham, 79, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Barbara was born October 4, 1940, in Buckingham County, Va., the daughter of Herman I. Cunningham and Pearl (Seay) Cunningham. Barbara graduated from Nelson County High School, Class of 1958. Following graduation, she went on to graduate from Richmond Business College. She married Harvey W. Skinner soon after, they were married for 53 years prior to his passing in 2014. Barbara was very active with the Corporate Baptist Fellowship of Virginia, while serving as a pastor's wife for 50 years. She worked many years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, as well as the Director of Admission and Medical Records at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal Virginia. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Herman and Pearl Cunningham; and brother, Richard R. Cunningham. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki L. Skinner of Bradenton, Fla.; and son, Christopher R. Skinner (Lee Ann) of Richmond Va.; two grandsons, W. Kevin Johnson (Whitney) and Brian E. Johnson (Shelley Liebetrau); sister-in-law, Mary C. Skinner; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life and interment to be scheduled at a later date and time. Arrangements are under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., located at 135 N. Lime Avenue, Sarasota, Fla. 34237, 941-365-1767. www.gendronfuneralhome.comView online memorial
...A THUNDERSTORM WITH HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT CENTRAL HENRICO AND SOUTHEASTERN HANOVER COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF RICHMOND... AT 714 PM EDT, A THUNDERSTORM WITH HEAVY RAIN WAS LOCATED OVER EAST HIGHLAND PARK, OR OVER HIGHLAND SPRINGS, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... RICHMOND, ASHLAND, DOWNTOWN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY, MECHANICSVILLE, HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, HANOVER, STUDLEY, EAST HIGHLAND PARK, LAKESIDE, GLEN ALLEN, HANOVER AIRPORT, MONTROSE, SANDSTON, LONGDALE, RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL, FAIR OAKS, SOLOMONS STORE AND CHAMBERLAYNE. IF YOU SEE LIGHTNING OR HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE AT RISK! TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER IN A BUILDING A VEHICLE PROVIDES SAFETY FROM LIGHTNING. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION IN THE VICINITY OF THIS STORM. BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. HEAVY RAIN COULD CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS, AND POSSIBLE MINOR FLOODING OF DITCHES AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN SOUTHEAST MARYLAND, DORCHESTER AND WICOMICO. IN VIRGINIA, AMELIA, CAROLINE, CUMBERLAND, EASTERN CHESTERFIELD (INCLUDING COL. HEIGHTS), EASTERN ESSEX, EASTERN HANOVER, EASTERN HENRICO, EASTERN LOUISA, FLUVANNA, GOOCHLAND, NOTTOWAY, POWHATAN, PRINCE EDWARD, RICHMOND, WESTERN CHESTERFIELD, WESTERN ESSEX, WESTERN HANOVER, WESTERN HENRICO (INCLUDING THE CITY OF RICHMOND), WESTERN KING WILLIAM, WESTERN KING AND QUEEN, WESTERN LOUISA AND WESTMORELAND. * UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT * NUMEROUS SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ALONG A SURFACE TROUGH INTO THE EVENING. FLASH FLOODING HAS ALREADY OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND. HEAVY DOWN POURS WILL CONTINUE TO POSE A RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE RECENT BOUTS OF HEAVY RAIN. THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE ONE TO AS MUCH AS THREE INCHES OF RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT ENTER OR CROSS FLOWING WATER OR WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. STAY AWAY OR BE SWEPT AWAY. RIVER BANKS AND CULVERTS CAN BECOME UNSTABLE AND UNSAFE. &&
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHEASTERN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA... CENTRAL HENRICO COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA... THE CITY OF RICHMOND IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA... * UNTIL 845 PM EDT. * AT 653 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. WHILE BETWEEN ONE HALF AND ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE LAST HOUR ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY AREA, 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN FELL EARLIER TODAY ACROSS DOWNTOWN RICHMOND. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, DOWNTOWN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY, HIGHLAND SPRINGS, MECHANICSVILLE, CHESTER, BON AIR, TUCKAHOE, BENSLEY, EAST HIGHLAND PARK, BELLWOOD, LAKESIDE, CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, LAUREL, GLEN ALLEN, RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MONTROSE, DREWRYS BLUFF AND VARINA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 0.5 TO 1.5 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. &&
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