Your Mission for this weekend,

should you choose to accept it:

The Riparian Woman’s Club is asking all residents and businesses in the City of Emporia and Greensville County to place a sign or picture of one of these three symbols on your door or window. The symbols are a Rainbow, Butterfly, or a Candle. These symbols all represent "hope."

We are asking the public to do this in support of our frontline workers and those families who have been affected by the coronavirus. We also wish to do this in support of each other.

So many people are suffering in so many different ways during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Hopefully, seeing these symbols will bring a smile to someone’s face. If so, then we have served our purpose well.

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John David Dianis

June 8, 1951 - August 16, 2019


Graveside Memorial Services

11 a.m. Saturday, September 7

St. John Lutheran Cemetery
1351 West Atlantic Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847


John David Dianis, 68, of Emporia, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. He was the son of the late Matthew and Margaret Dianis. David is survived by three brothers, Matthew “Marty” Dianis, Jr. (Evelyn), George Dianis (Debbie) and Walter Dianis (Amy); nieces, Mandy Jones (Dwayne), Andrea Horsley (Alex) and Morgan Dianis; nephew, Daniel Dianis; great niece, Jamison Jones and great-nephew, Ben Horsley; aunt, Betty Veliky; numerous cousins and his co-workers at the Greensville-Emporia Combined Court whom he considered as extended family.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the social hall at St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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