Staff

Ed Castle
Ed Castle (Since 2012 - Wakefield)

Ed was born in Hopewell and grew up in Hopewell and Mecklenburg County. He was a graduate of Petersburg High School and attended Randolph Macon. He retired as a regional sales manager from M.W. Windows and now resides in Carsley as a cattle farmer with his wife, June. Ed has four children, Melissa, Robert, Edmond, Jr. and Bonita; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Forrest Cathy
Forrest Cathy (Since 1990 - Suffolk)

Mr. Cathy is a 1943 graduate of Suffolk High School and a 1950 graduate of VPI. He served over two years in the Navy. Forrest married Mary Jane Brooks of Abington, VA on Thanksgiving day 1950. They have three daughters and five grandchildren . Forrest has been a member of Suffolk Christian Church since 1970. He retired from Norfolk Coca-Cola Bottling Works in 1980. Forrest enjoys fishing and playing bridge.

Elizabeth Drewery
Elizabeth Drewery (Since 2012 - Wakefield)

"Liz" was born and raised in Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School. She is a member and the organist of Waverly Congregational Christian Church. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, reading, the beach and traveling. Her and husband Emmett live in Waverly. They have one son, a great daughter-in-law, and one grandson.

Bill Eason
Bill Eason (Since 2003 - Suffolk)

Mr. Eason was born in Suffolk and is a 1952 graduate of Suffolk High School where he played football, baseball, and ran track. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952, and served four years in the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1956 as a Staff Sergeant. He is married to Anne Benton and they have four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bill retired from Birdsong Peanut Co. after 26 years. Bill has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1945. He enjoys playing golf and riding his motorcycle. 

Larry Evans
Larry Evans (Since 2010 - Suffolk)

Mr. Evans was born in Edenton, N.C. and moved to VA in 1963. He graduated in 1966 from John Yeates High School. He served in U.S. Air Force for four years. He married Marilyn Jones in 1975 and they had three daughters. They also have six grandchildren. Larry has been a member of Wilroy Baptist Church for 45 years serving as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Associated Lodge 41, served as present and past president, and worked for a John Deere dealership for 40 years. He is enjoying retirement with family and his grandchildren. 

Betty Jo Gay
Betty Jo Gay (Since 2012 - Wakefield)

Lives in Wakefield with husband, DC. She graduated from Wakefield High School and Pan American Business School. She is a member of Wakefield UMC. Betty Jo enjoys traveling and spending time with family and works with a group called Pink Pearls to raise funds for breast cancer.

Joseph-P-Hancock
Joe Hancock (Since 2012 - Wakefield)

Was born and raised on the same land, three miles out of Wakefield, in Surry County that he and his wife live on today. They have been married 48 years, have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and are expecting their first great grandchild. He tried motorcycle racing before building his own modified pulling tractor which he entered in competitions up and down the East Coast for 21 years. He retired as a Forest Warden and mechanic from the Virginia Department of Forestry in 2003 after more than 29 years of service. He was ordained as a deacon in the Waverly Baptist Church in 1995, taught Sunday School and served as the Commander of the Awana program and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a lay speaker at several churches. He and his wife have enjoyed being part of several mission teams, traveling to Romania, Ukraine (where he was the team leader) and Peru. They were also trained and certified for Disaster Relief efforts. He has been in the process of restoring a 1952 GMC truck that they had shortly after they were married.