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Toliver Utz

Pastor of the Robinson River Primitive Baptist Church in Madison, Virginia.


Elder James Toliver Utz, 89, of Madison, was peacefully carried home to be with our Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Grace Health and Rehab in Stanardsville, Va. H

Brother Toliver was born on October 14, 1930, to the late Granville Hollister Utz and Clara Ella Knight Utz. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Jones Duffer, Cherie Dowden, and Charlotte Brooking. He is survived by his wife, Betty Shepherd Utz; two sons, Gary Utz and wife, Sharon and Ronnie Utz and wife, Fannie; a daughter, Jamesa Ford and husband, Tim; three brothers, Granville Hollister Utz Jr., Coleman Utz and wife, Virginia, and Royce Utz and wife, Virginia; a sister, Emily Amos; four grandsons, Jimmy Utz, Brandon Utz, Robbie Ford, and Jay Ford; two granddaughters, Betty Jo Wynham and Leah Utz; and three great-grandchildren, Gracie Utz, Josie Cate Wynham, and Bryce Wynham. For many years, he owned and operated the Madison Atlantic Station. Later, he was employed at the Madison Wood Preservers until he retired.

Elder Utz was a member of Robinson River Primitive Baptist Church and faithfully served Primitive Baptist Churches in Virginia and West Virginia as a minister for nearly forty years. He loved to share the glorious gospel, declaring the message of salvation by grace through the finished work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Robinson River Primitive Baptist Church.

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
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