Obituaries 12-14-23

December 12, 2023


Oct. 7, 1960-Oct. 18, 2023

A private memorial service for Deborah Rose Hendry Straub, 63, will be

conducted in the future.

Born on Oct. 7, 1960 in Waynesboro to Robert F. and Sarah V. McLain

Hendry, she died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 at Prince William Hospital

in Manassas, Va.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Straub of Williams, Ariz.; her

parents, also known as Bob and Tennie Hendry; two brothers and

sisters-in-law, Ronny and Sheila Hendry of Waynesboro and Patrick and

Tammy Hendry of Ovett; a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Ron Irwin

of Cleveland, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews as well as

great-nieces and great-nephews.


Jan. 17, 1945-Dec. 5, 2023

Funeral services for Vonnie Lee Staten, 78, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023 from Sweet Pilgrim Missionary

Baptist Church.

Interment followed at Serenity Garden Cemetery in Waynesboro.

Born on Jan. 17, 1945, she died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.

She is survived by her husband, R.P. Staten; her son, John Staten; her

sister, Rosie McDonald; and a grandchild, Kristen Lauren Staten.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Effie Turner; her father,

Collie McDonald; and two brothers, Jimmy and Willie C. McDonald.

McDonald and Sons Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of



March 18, 1958-Dec. 1, 2023

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Leverette, 65, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 with Pastor Cedric Smith


Interment followed at Simpson Bend Cemetery.

Born on March 18, 1958, she worked for Odom Industries.

She died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at Forrest General Hospital in


She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward Eugene Leverette; her

son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Esher Leverette III of Waynesboro;

her daughter and son-in-law, Cassandra and Eric Shaw of Buckatunna;

three brothers, four sisters and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and


She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary Helen Barlow, Edward

T. Powe and Rev. John Haley, Sr.; and her sister, Vinara Haley.

McDonald and Sons Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of



Jan. 25, 1937-Nov. 29, 2023

A memorial service for Eldredge "Ray" Revette, Sr., 86, was

conducted on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 from Riverside Baptist Church in

Waynesboro, with visitation being from 10 a.m. until the time of the


Born in Wayne County on Jan. 25, 1937, he died on Wednesday, Nov. 29,

2023, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Betty Joyce

Revette of Waynesboro; his daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Victor

Chapman of Terry, Barbara Chapman and Susan Revette, all of Waynesboro;

his son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Mindy Revette, Jr., of Waynesboro;

his brothers and a sister-in-law, Raymond Revette and Clyde and Kitty

Revette of Buckatunna; his sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Willie

Bonner of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and

numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Inez Revette; his

daughter, Sherry Revette; his grandsons, Michael Revette and Shannon

Chapman; and his brothers, Willie Revette and Harvey Revette.