George H. Themides
George H. Themides, 77, of Urbanna died Saturday, April 26, 2014. He was a retired pharmacist. He worked for Revco Drug Stores as the regional vice president of the South Eastern District. George was a 1955 graduate of Newport News High School and a 1961 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia where he received his BS Degree in Pharmacy. He later obtained a doctor of pharmacy license from the state of Tennessee. George was also licensed in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Upon his graduation from pharmacy school, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Baker. He got involved in civic activities and was elected vice mayor of Urbanna in 1982, and in 1986 the Governor of Virginia appointed him as chairman of the Board of Social Services and he served an eight-year maximum term. George was also a member of the Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad where he had served as President and on the Board of Directors and had organized a junior volunteer rescue squad in Middlesex County. He also worked closely with the Urbanna Oyster Festival for many years.
Along with his wife Jeanne, he is survived by his children, Melinda Putney and her husband Tammie who George thought of as a son; and Maria French and her husband Scott; grandsons, Casey Putney, Brandon Putney, Kyle French, Justin French and Luke Emory; and his devoted faithful friend, Nitto, his great-grand-dog.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Memorial gifts can be made to the Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 790, Urbanna, VA 23175; or Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.