Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Virginia Obituaries 6/24/09


 


 


 

Abbott, Lawrence

Lawrence Abbott NORFOLK - Lawrence Abbott, 50, of the 7000 block of Fenner St., died June 22, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Rock Church of Virginia Beach. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes Chapel, Norfolk, is in charge. 


 


 

Abraham L. Cobler

Jun 24, 2009 The funeral for Abraham Lincoln Cobler, 99, of 1365 Snow Creek Road, Martinsville, who died June 22, 2009, at Blue Ridge Rehab Center in Martinsville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Norris Funeral Services. Minister Jim Compton will officiate. Burial will be in the Belcher family cemetery in Snow Creek. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Cobler was born in Franklin County on April 24, 1910, to John Edward Cobler and Mary Clarence Merriman Cobler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Belcher Cobler; a daughter, Mary Diane Craig; a son, Sidney Wayne Cobler; three sisters, Malinda Lawrence, Kate Jamison and Clara Gritz; and seven brothers, Harold Cobler, Ed Cobler, Alva Cobler, Frank Cobler, Orran Cobler, Henry Clay Cobler and Bill Cobler. He was a self-employed farmer, and he attended Trinity Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Hairfield of Figsboro and Lois C. Keatts of Penhook; two sons, William "Kenny" Kenneth Cobler and Brent Lawrence Craig, both of Snow Creek; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 4859 Snow Creek Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112.


 


 

Adkins, Randall Haynes

s will be conducted 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from Forrest Hill Christian Church, 13181 Snow Creek Road, Penhook, with Ted Clifton, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Snow Creek Rescue Squad. His family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount and other times at the home of Barry and Becky Adkins, 15373 Snow Creek Road, Penhook, Va. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Albert N. Spencer 

Jun 24, 2009 Albert Noel Spencer, 98, of 375 Springhouse Lane, Bassett, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. He was born in Patrick County on Aug. 8, 1910, to Peter K. Spencer and Berta Florence Martin Spencer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Millie Spencer; a stepson, Ophus Eugene Robertson; five sisters, Berta Deal, Elsie Bryant, Maggie Bowman, Lera Bryant and Ellen Vaughn; four brothers, Johnny Spencer, Peter David Spencer, Roy Spencer and Obie Spencer; and a granddaughter, Moleta Howell. Surviving are one son, John Albert Spencer of Bassett; a daughter, Nancy Carol Stone of Bassett; a stepdaughter, Shirley Willard of Graham, N.C.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett Chapel, with Pastors John Shelley and Paul L. Stone officiating. Burial will be in Old Center Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of John Spencer, 375 Springhouse Lane, or Nancy Stone, 785 Stoney Ridge Road, Bassett. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 348 Clarence Martin Road, Bassett, Va. 24055, or Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1707 Mt. Carmel Road, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151.


 


 

Arrington, Mittie Agnes Agnor

will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at North Fork Baptist Church in the Community of Ellett, Va., with the Rev. Fred Brugger and the Rev. Olen Gardner officiating. Internment will follow in the North Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Humane Society of Montgomery County, P.O. Box 287, Blacksburg, Va. 24063-0287 or to Heartland Hospice, 1504 Santa Rosa, Suite 114, Richmond, Va. 23229, telephone, 804-288-0235. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bateman, Gary

Gary Tucker Bateman WEEKSVILLE - Gary Tucker Bateman, 57, of 1300 block of Salem Church Road, died June 22, 2009. A funeral with Masonic rites by Eureka Lodge No. 317 AF & AM will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapels.


 


 

Blankenship, Tammy Lee Obenshain

Tammy Lee Obenshain Blankenship, 48, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009. Born in Norfolk, Va., on November 27, 1960, she was a daughter of Judith Carol Johnson and Harold Richard Obenshain. She was raised by her grandparents, William McKinley Johnson and Eloise Camper Johnson, both of whom preceded her in death. Also surviving is her son, Gatlin Blankenship; sister, Tina Byrd Smith; brothers, Loyd K. Obenshain and Steven T. Obenshain; and several nieces and nephews. Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bradley, Lillian Kirby

Lillian Kirby Bradley, 84, of Salem, Va., died Monday, June 22, 2009. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brooks, Sharon

Sharon E. Brooks NORFOLK - Sharon Elaine Brooks, 48, of the 8500 block of Tidewater Drive, died June 16, 2009. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel.


 


 

Brown, Viola

Viola Brown NORFOLK - Viola Brown, 99, of the 1000 block of Tunstall Ave., died June 22, 2009. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul CME Church, Virginia Beach. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes Chapel, Norfolk, is in charge. 


 


 

Brown, Carolyn A.

Ms. Carolyn A. Brown, 52, of Petersburg went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, June 19, 2009, when God called her home. She fought a long battle of sickness with faith and now she has finished her race. Carolyn was born in Petersburg on Feb. 15, 1957, to the late James and Annie Brown. She graduated from Petersburg High School and was employed at Richmond Paper Co. and Manpower (Pre-Con). At an early age she accepted Christ. Carolyn was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God In Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Ann Brown; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Laura Harvell; a devoted friend, Natt Eric Reaves; and brother, James Terry. She leaves to cherish her memories, one son, Kenneth Brown; two daughters, Katrina and Temisha Brown, all of Petersburg; one sister, Kathy Hall (Wilbert) of Richmond; two brothers, Jerome Brown of Petersburg and Leon Brown of Richmond; one sister-in-law (devoted), Corine Brown of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Deshone Taylor Brown, Kae'shene, Jalosia, JaCorey Jones Jr., all of Petersburg; two uncles, George Harvell of Newport News, devoted John Harvell of Chesterfield; four aunts, Marion Graves, Olivia Grant, devoted Doris Thompson, all of Petersburg, and Helen Harvell of Chesterfield; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, among them , devoted friends, Paulette Jones, Dora Chappell and Carolyn Taylor; a very devoted aide, Effie Greene, and the staff of MCV and Ms. Dee, her transportation driver. The remains of Mrs. Brown may be viewed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Waverly Funeral Establishment Petersburg Chapel, 356 S. Crater Road, Petersburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, from Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God in Christ. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Dodson Sr., pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Dinwiddie Memorial Park. On the day of the service attending family and friends may assemble at noon at 314 S. West St., Petersburg. Services are being provided to the Brown family by the staff and management of Waverly Funeral Establishment, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Dodson Sr., funeral director, (804) 732-2820.


 


 

Brown, Janie "Louise" (Elswick)

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Bruce C. Holt 

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Burch, Harold Dean

will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Burnett, Phyllis E.

s 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Windsor Hills United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Burton, Naomi

Naomi E. Burton PORTSMOUTH - Services for Naomi Estell Burton will be held at 4 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. 


 


 

Butler, Kevin (Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Our Son Kevin BUTLER April 10, 1973 June 24, 1988, Today is the 21st anniversary of your death. Nothing will ever be the same for us, but we are still looking forward to the day we see your beautiful smiling face and get to tell you how much we love you and how much we have missed you all of these years., Mom, Dad and Christie, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Byerly Jr., Timothy

Timothy O. Byerly Jr. VIRGINIA BEACH - Timothy O. Byerly Jr., 25, went to be with the Lord June 22, 2009. He was born in Norfolk Nov. 21, 1983. Tim worked in construction for several years and recently obtained his tattoo license and was working for Dyeing Rites in Elizabeth City, N.C. He was an amazing artist, very talented and a perfectionist. Tim loved animals and reptiles and they loved him back. He was a loving, caring, strong, appreciative, gentleman who will be deeply missed. Left to cherish his memory are his loving Dad and best friend, Timothy O. Byerly Sr.; mother, Susan Merrick and her husband Chris; fiancĂ©e, Breanne White; sister, Tabatha Byerly; half sister, Heather Barr; stepbrother, R.J. Paxson; niece, Trinity Byerly; and many loving friends. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, in Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family. You may offer condolences at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Calloway, Loretta Frye

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Carter, William E. "Shorty" - William E. "Shorty" Carter In Memory of a Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, and Friend. Always in our hearts and minds. You will ....

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Cline, Richard

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Clyde W. Rodgers 

Jun 24, 2009 Clyde William Rodgers, 77, of 198 Wickersham Drive, Ridgeway, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, with burial in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


 


 

Cobler, Abraham Lincoln

will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Coe, Charles Perry

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Cogsdale, Elaine

Elaine L. Cogsdale CHESAPEAKE - Elaine L. Cogsdale, 68, a current resident of Freeman, Va., and former longtime resident of Hampton Roads, left this earth for a better place Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Her passing was quiet, peaceful and painless. She was surrounded by her immediate family and loved ones. Since there will not be a funeral, the family requests that a donation be made to Sentara Hospice, 535 Independence Place, Suite 200, Chesapeake, VA 23320., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Conley, Frank Edward

s will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, in the chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Tim Lacy and the Rev. Leon O'Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in the Wheeler/Conley Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either East Chapel Community Church or Kathleen Memorial United Methodist Church. Online condolence messages to the family can be sent to, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Connell, Leslie Cillo (In-Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of the greatest wife and mother, Leslie Cillo Connell, January 20, 1959 - June 24, 2008, Your time here was much to short, but the impact you made on us was huge. We love you very much., We love and miss you, Steven, Amy, Melissa, Brandy and family., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Cooley, Dante

s will be private. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes Chapel, Norfolk, is in charge. 


 


 

Corum, Hazel Jarrett

Hazel Jarrett Corum, 83, of Martinsville, Va., died on Monday, June 22, 2009. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Crocker, Lloyd

Lloyd W. Crocker HAMPTON - Lloyd W. Crocker, 57, of the 1000 block of Carver St., passed June 20, 2009. A funeral will be held Friday at noon in Bethel Abundant Love Ministry Church. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts can be sent to Monroe Funeral Home, 1701 Wilson Road, Norfolk, VA 23523 in c/o Lloyd W. Crocker., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

DeHaven, Anna Avis

s will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the Lotz Funeral Home, Salem Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

DeKany, Charles Louis - Charles Louis DeKany Charles Louis DeKany, age 38 of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Haymarket, Virginia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. He ....

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DeLuna, Alicia

to follow in Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Condolences may be offered to the family online at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dize, Joann Myers

will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel, Daleville, Va., 540-992-1212., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dozier, Wilbur

will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 25, in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Chaplain Steve Feehan will officiate. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dutton, Dorothy Lois

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Elliott, Charles

will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 28, in Kings' Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Hermitage, 11321 Dutch Settlement Road, Three Rivers, MI, 49093,, . The Egger Funeral Home Inc. of Newville, Pa., is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 


 


 

Epps, Otis L.

Mr. Otis L. Epps, 76, of 4408 Heritage Road, Prince George, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his residence. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., funeral director. Please send online condolences to www.blandenterprisesinc.com.


 


 

Evans, John W.

Mr. John Wesley Evans, 69, "BoDuck," of 15201 Chieftian Road, Disputanta, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, (804) 458-5357, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., funeral director. Condolences may be sent to our Web site at www.blandenterprisesinc.com.


 


 

Faiszt, James Allen

at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Voice of the Blue Ridge, 4235 Electric Road, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24014, or to Good Samaritan Hospice, 125 Arrowhead Trail, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fest, Bela John

Bela John Fest, 93, of Salem, Va., died on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fisher, Randolph S.

s will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Williams Cemetery, Newport, with Raymond Christian officiating. Donations may be made to Paitsel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 326, New Castle, Va. 24127 to help with the funeral costs. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Florke, Harry

. A funeral will be held at noon Thursday in Skinner & Smith Funeral Home, Dunn, N.C. Burial will follow with full military honors. Mr. Florke is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Florke of Charlotte; his mother, Leatrice Florke Collins of Dunn, N.C.; a sister, Renee Florke Belfore and husband Lee A. Belfore; and two nephews, Harry and Ben Belfore, all of Chesapeake. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Flowers, Charlotte Ann Bryant

s will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, from the Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Frier, Nancy Ann Driscoll

Nancy Ann Driscoll Frier, 56, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009. Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Simpson Funeral Home, Roanoke, Va., 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gearhart, Carl E.

at Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, Del., 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, June 28, 2009. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. Interment will be held 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, June 29, 2009, in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del. Arrangements by KrienenGriffith Funeral Home, Wilmington, Del., 302-994-9614, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Godfrey, Donnell

Donnell Godfrey ELIZABETH CITY - Donnell Godfrey, 55, of the 500 block of Crocker Hill Road, died June 22, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon in Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge. 


 


 

Gray, Charles W.

Mr. Charles W. (Char-boy) Gray, of 529 Railroad Ave., Wakefield, Va., answered the Master's call on Sunday morning, June 21, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va. He was born in Southampton County, Va., on Jan. 31, 1947, to the late Henry and Elsie Gray. He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Union Hill United Church of Christ, Sedley, Va., where he was a lifelong member, serving in the Male Chorus. Charles was a gentle, kind and loving man who always had an open door to his home, helping anyone who was in need. He was a 1968 graduate of Central High School, Sussex, Va. Immediately after graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps serving his country in Vietnam for three years. He continued to serve his country for an additional 13 years in the reserves. He graduated from Virginia State (College) University in 1978. Charles retired from the Sussex County Sheriff's Department as sergeant with 19 years of service on March 31, 2003. He was a member of the Wakefield Town Council. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Alice Gay, Carrie Brown and Paige Gray. On June 9, 1973, he was joined in holy matrimony to Linda Ellis. Charles leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife of 56 years, Linda E. Gray; two daughters, Rita Mason and Cecila Holloman (Marcus) of Wakefield, Va.; one son, Charles A. Gray of Wakefield, Va.; six grandchildren, DeAnthony Mason, Ronlesha Jones, DeAndaz Gray, CeAshija Rawlings, Darryl Rawlings Jr. and CaeShaun Gray; godson, Dontae Stith; three sisters, Thelma Bain, Lora Bailey (Herbert) and Dorothy Gay (Fred) of Wakefield, Va.; two brothers, Joe Gray (Eunice) of Petersburg, Va., and Robert Gray (Cassandra) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one uncle, Sammuel Hilliard of Wakefield, Va.; foster children, Nikkita Sumler and Shannon Johnson; six sisters-in-law, Christine Ricks, Marie Brock, Barbara Hill, Diann Sumler, Evon White (Melvin) of Surry, Va., and devoted Arlene Stith (Windell) of Southampton, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Mervin Ellis (Jeannie) of Wakefield, Va., and Leroy Ellis (Vera) of Queens, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews, among them one devoted nephew, Sterling Gray; and cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Union Hill United Church of Christ, Sedley, the Rev. Roy Stokes officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends will kindly assemble at the above residence at 1:45 p.m. The remains will rest at the church at 1:30 p.m. Remains rest at the Tuckers Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director.


 


 

Gray, Ronald Elton

Ronald Elton (Ronnie) Gray, 56, of Jordantown, Va., died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Harden, Ethel Caroline (Spence)

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Harris, Daniel

Daniel L. Harris CHESAPEAKE - Daniel Leon Harris of the 2900 block of Wingfield Ave. died June 18, 2009. A funeral will be held at noon Thursday in New Galilee Baptist Church. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge. 


 


 

Harvey, Robert

will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hatcher, Terrel Ward

s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hazel J. Corum 

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Henderlite, Nannie Josephine

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Henderson, Edith Wilson

Edith Wilson Henderson, 49, of Vinton, Va., and Minneapolis, Minn., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 540-345-9100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hill, Louise

Louise M. Hill WINDSOR - Louise M. Hill, 81, of the 400 block of Sterlingworth St., died June 20, 2009. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Baptist Church. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.


 


 

Hill, Vincent Herman

7 p.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Holt, Bruce C.

will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home, Stuart, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Howard, Margaret

Margaret A. Howard CHESAPEAKE - Services for Margaret Ann Howard will be held at 1 p.m. today in Geneva Park Church of Christ. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.


 


 

Inks, Adele Katherine - Adele Katherine Inks Adele Katherine Inks, age 96, passed away on June 21, 2009 at Gainesville Health and Rehab Center. Adele was a charter ....

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Jettie E. Sink

Jun 24, 2009 Jettie Eanes Sink, 97, of 140 Willie Craig Road, Bassett, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at home. Bassett Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 


 


 

Jones, Vaudie

Vaudie Jones WILLIAMSBURG - Vaudie Jones, 88, of the 600 block of Conway Dr., died June 18, 2009. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Burnett Funeral Home, Hempstead, N.Y. Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.


 


 

Jones, Rudolph Flemon

Rudolph Flemon Jones, 79, a native son of Franklin County, Va., died on Monday, June 22, 2009. Born in Callaway, Va., he grew up in the country learning the important things in life; sweet sunshine for chores in the early mornings and cool evenings for hunting with friends. His character was good, strong and loyal. He had common sense and a right dry wit. He loved his family, his friends and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of Rudolph's proudest accomplishments include; Boy Scout Leader, member of Franklin County Board of Supervisors, Babe Ruth League Baseball Coach, charter member of "The Board," President of the Employee Council at Dupont (Martinsville Plant), Jury Commissioner in Franklin County, member of the Governor's Council for Youth (Rotary) which became Franklin County Parks and Recreation, charter member and officer of the Callaway Rescue Squad, occasional member of the Blackwater Bluegrass Band, committee member for the Lifelong Learning Center at Phoebe Needles and member of the Gogginsville Methodist Church. He was a person well liked and respected, surrounded by friends, and enjoyed many, many good times., He is dearly loved and will be sorely missed by his wife, Molly; children, Donna Jones Wells (Tommy), and Phil Jones (Jill); stepson, Kasson Bratton (Olivia); grandsons, Jason Jones (Mackenzie), Drue Gray (Heather), and Justin and Michael Wells; sisters, Ina Messinger (W.D. Sr.), Juanita Howell, Estelle Jones, Christine Jones, and Geraldine Smith; and many nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Wright; and brothers, Ishmael and Stafford., s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bradley S. Delaney officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, N.Y. 10087, as well as Phoebe Needles Center Building Fund, 732 Turner's Creek Road, Callaway, Va. 24067. His family will be receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va.,, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lemons, Mary Ann

11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Little, Carolyn

for procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, is in charge. Condolences may be offered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Louisiana K. Mack 

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Lucero, Lori

will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Norfolk by the Rev. David Davenport. Lori was a lover of animals, having adopted several rescue dogs (particularly Shelties) and cats. She actively supported animal anti-cruelty causes, and in lieu of flowers would appreciate donations be made to the Norfolk SPCA or local humane societies. Lori was a very generous and loving wife and friend to many. Her wonderful sense of humor, infectious laugh, and willingness to help those in need will all be greatly missed. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Mason, Sally

s are planned at this time and burial of her cremains will be private. Condolences may be sent to the family at 144 Kennet Drive, Suffolk, 23434 or online at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McClure, William Jackson "Bill"

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McNeal, Robin

s will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, the Rev. Charles Beamon presiding. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Please forward all acts of kindness to Corprew Funeral Home, who is handling arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McSherry, Thomas Hannagan

11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge. Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Michael G. Hardee 

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Moore, Donald

Donald M. Moore PORTSMOUTH - Services for Donald M. Moore will be held at 11 a.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Moran, James Robert

celebrating Robert's life will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel where the Rev. Horce Light will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Rader Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Daleville, Va., 540-992-1212. "Serving Every Family as if Our Very Own", Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Munekounehane, Phoua

will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Naillon, Nina (Robinson)

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Neel, Arthur Wayne

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Nelms Jr., Leslie

Leslie F. Nelms Jr. SUFFOLK - Leslie Frank Nelms Jr., 82, died June 22, 2009, in Autumn Care Nursing Home. Mr. Nelms was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and raised in Nansemond County, Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents, Ida Harrell and Leslie F. Nelms Sr.; brother, Henley H. Nelms of Pennsylvania; and sister, Ruth Sykes of Suffolk. After a short tour of duty in the United States Army Air Force, he returned to Suffolk and finished his education at Suffolk High School. Leslie worked at Portsmouth Water Department for 43 years and retired as superintendent. He was a longtime member of the Izaak Walton League of America-Suffolk Nansemond Chapter, where he served in many offices and a member of the Knights of Pythians. He and his wife are longtime members of the Suffolk Christian Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Evelyn B. Nelms; son, Leslie F. Nelms III; daughter, Vicki Nelms Martin and son- in-law Kenny Martin; sisters, Edith Griffin of Hampton; sister-in-law, Bobbie H. Nelms of Lancaster, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Haywood W. Briggs and wife Annie, Herbert L. Briggs, all of Suffolk; many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory today from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Suffolk Christian Church, P.O. Box 1457, Suffolk, VA 23439 or to the , 6315 N. Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502-4006. Condolences may be registered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Nicholas, Michael Mason

will be held 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in the HamlarCurtis Chapel followed by the repast at 6:30 p.m. at Truth Tabernacle, 2037 East Main St., Salem. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Norris, Linwood Lee

s 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Wayne Memorial Park. Arrangements by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory, Goldsboro, N.C., 919-734-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Obenchain, Susan Miller

s 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Simpson Funeral Home, 366-0707., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ola J. Swain 

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Ordway Jr., Albert

will be held Saturday, June 27, in Knotts Island Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Pastor Frank Jennings. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be give to the . Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Overton, Thelma

Thelma J. Overton HERTFORD - Thelma Jaconia Overton, 95, of the 300 block of Woodville Road, died June 21, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Pooles Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Woodville. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.


 


 

Owens, David Athen

David Athen Owens, 92, of Salem, Va., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2009. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in the Lotz Salem Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Packnett, Anna

and burial at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, the family will receive friends and guests at Jem Banquet facility in Portsmouth. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the exceptional and loving care extended to their mother by the staff of Sentara Oak Grove Nursing Center, Chesapeake Rehab Center (Unit four) and Chesapeake General Hospital sixth east, and ICU-2 in Chesapeake. Arrangements are by Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, 406 South Main St., Norfolk. Condolences may be sent to the Littlejohn family via the internet at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Parham, Deborah Arletha Harris

Mrs. Deborah Arletha Harris Parham, affectionately known as Miss Debbie, of 5311 Moody Drive, Petersburg, Va.,entered into eternal rest suddenly on Sunday, June 21, 2009. She was born on Aug. 13, 1958, to Lottie O. Branch and the late Eddie L. Harris Jr. Deborah was a graduate of Dinwiddie County High School (Class of 1977), Career Institute, Smithdeal Massey Business College and Medical Career Institute. She confessed Christ an early age and joined First Baptist Church of Jarratt, Va. She was employed by various businesses including Central State Hospital (Civic and Forensic). She had a phenomenal personality, willing to assist anyone in need! She had natural ability to manifest arts and crafts. She was also an avid flower grower. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Parham Sr., and father, John Branch Sr. Deborah leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted son, Gerald Parham Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; devoted daughters, Charlene and Kiara Parham, both of Petersburg, Va.; granddaughter, Imai Lacy; a very devoted loving mother, Lottie O. Branch of Stony Creek, Va.; sisters, Kathy Harris of Dinwiddie County, Va., Beatrice Phillips (Marzelle) of Newport News, Va., Bennie McDonald of College Park, Ga., and Beverly Silva of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, John Branch Jr. of Chesterfield County, Va.; aunts, Ruth Carpenter of Atlantic City, N.J., and Lelia Moore of Columbia, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Adiza Mohammed-Parham; father-in-law, Clifton R. Parham of Stony Creek, Va.; brothers-in-law, Clarence and Clifton E. Parham of Stony Creek, Va.; sister-in-law, Teresa P. Weaver of Stony Creek, Va.; nieces, James Jackson, Demetria Branch and Clintonya Parham; nephews, DeAndre Weaver, Clarence S. Parham, Benjamin Weaver, Anthony, Clifton R. and I'Ric Parham; a great-niece, KaNya Tonge; a great-nephew, Semaj Winfield. She also was a positive role model to her extended family of children, Jennifer Jones, Byron Coleman, Crystal Jones, Joseph Wilkins, A-Jay Pope, William Story, J.D. Trotter Jr., Latonya Rives and Shonna Rives; cousins, co-workers and friends too numerous to name. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, June 26, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Jarrett, Va.; the Rev. George Mayes, pastor, and the Rev. A. Myler officiating. Interment to follow in the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 5311 Moody Road, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804) 732-6719. Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Parham online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.


 


 

Parker, Enden

Enden Tennell Parker LYNCHBURG - Enden T. Parker, 48, passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2009, in his home. A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Gilbert R. Parker. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Ruth Parker; his sisters, Doris Barringer of Chesapeake, Robin Parker of Norfolk, and Parish Parker of Atlanta; a brother, Gregory Parker of Norfolk; 12 nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. A funeral will be held Friday at noon in Mount Sinai Church, 6421 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, Dr. Larry L. Cherry, Pastor. Interment will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. in Riddick Funeral Service, 1225 Norview Ave., Norfolk. Family and friends will assemble at 1110 Park Ave., Apt. D., Norfolk, for procession at 11:15 a.m., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Poff, Charles Stephen

to dress casually. Flowers are always appreciated but contributions may be made to the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center, 300 Pepper Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or the Wilderness Road Regional Museum, P.O. Box 373, Newbern, Va. 24126. The Poff family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Powers, Ruth Irene

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Price, Francis

Francis B. Price CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Mr. Francis Bernard Price, 83, of the 2400 block of Inverness Drive, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 20, 2009. A native of Surry County, Virginia, he grew up in the Berkeley section of Norfolk. Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Lois F. Price. He was a church music minister for 35 years at three Tidewater churches: Prentis Park Presbyterian, Green Acres Presbyterian, and Bethany Baptist. He was a well-respected and much loved piano and voice teacher in the Portsmouth area for 40 years. Francis was a graduate of Maury High School and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. He taught choral music at Brevard College for five years. The Lord blessed and gifted Francis with a beautiful voice and a passion for singing. He is survived by two daughters, Shannon P. Jones and husband Rob and Laura P. Perry; a son, Tim Price; and four grandchildren, Beth Horstick, Kenny Perry, Cassidy Jones, and Connor Jones. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Gene Primm. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church or the ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ralph C. Wall 

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Ring, Deborah Hamm

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Rivers, Susan Diane

will be held at at noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Sherwood Cemetery, with the Rev. James Rivers officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rodgers, Clyde William

s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009, at CollinsMcKee-Stone Funeral Home Martinsville Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rodriguez, Joe

for family only is planned at his hometown in West Virginia. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rogers Jr., Virgil Leighton

Virgil Leighton Rogers Jr., 92, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born on January 7, 1917, in Roanoke, Va., the son of the late Virgil L. and Lena F. Rogers. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary H. "Bette" Rogers;, and his son, Kevin L. Rogers. He is survived by his children, Leighton Rogers, of Roanoke, Stephen Rogers and his wife, Mindy, of Carolina Beach, N.C., Michelle Humrich, of Richmond, and Suzanne Miller and her husband, Rick, of Catawba. Also surviving are grandchildren, Elizabeth, Leigh and James Rogers, Greg Rogers, Jacob, Hannah and Olivia Humrich; and granddogs, Pete, Monk, Heidi, Lightnin', Bud and Jessie., during World War II, where he served as a corporal in the Army Air Force in Calcutta, India. Virgil was among the first to use radar technology to guide pilots back to base after transporting supplies over the Burma Hump. After returning from the war he continued his career at N & W Railway working in the general offices for 30 years. Virgil then began a new career in retail at S.H. Heironimus in 1964 where his merchandising skills, leadership abilities and ambition were quickly recognized. He was promoted to assistant manager at Towers, then was chosen to open and manage the new Crossroads branch store in 1967. In 1976 was promoted to vice president of operations for S.H. Heironimus, Inc. by the company board of directors, and fulfilled these duties until retiring in 1983. Virgil loved working at Heironimus where he was highly valued and respected by all. During his career, Virgil served in the Kiwanis Club, was on the board of directors for Downtown Roanoke, Inc., and was an honorary lifetime member of the Distributive Education Club of Roanoke. He was also a longtime member of the Beta Tau Fraternity. Virgil enjoyed playing golf, gardening, fishing and bird watching., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Good Samaritan Hospice of Roanoke, or do something Virgil would have enjoyed such as play a round of golf or feed the birds., will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2009, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Roop, Ernest

Ernest S. Roop SUFFOLK - Ernest S. "Scotty" Roop, 38, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born in Newport News, the son of Howard S. and Diane Roop. Scotty is survived by his parents; his daughter, Kelsey Wilson; two brothers, Terry Roop and his wife Canda and Michael Roop and his wife Mandy; his grandmother, Ethel Roop; his aunts, Barbara Hooker, Donna Nourse; uncle, Kenny Nourse; nieces, Abby Roop, Carmen Roop, Hayley Roop; nephews, Evan Roop and Levi Roop; as well as a host of other family members. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with Pastor Lynn Hardaway officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Challenge in Newport News. Online condolences and Scotty's guestbook may be signed at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ross, Christina

Christina Ross, 91, of Christiansburg, Va., died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rudolph F. Jones 

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Savage, Illeen

will be held Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. To celebrate the life of Illeen, please visit her everlasting memorial at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Shelor, Lawrence Ray

s will be held 11 a.m. on on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Hodges officiating. Interment will follow in the Willis Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1845 Cambria Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Online condolences may be left for the family at, Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Shockley, Rhonda Ann Davis (Rhoda)

7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Harvest Baptist Church, Roanoke. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Simpkins, William Seibert

s will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the Snowville Baptist Church with the Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Snowville. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Snowville Fire Department or the Snowville Baptist Church. The Simpkins family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sink, Carl B.

s will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Shawn Dobbins officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sink, Jettie Eanes

Jettie Eanes Sink, 97, of Bassett, Va., died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Smith, Joe B.

. A guestbook is available online by visiting, . Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Spangler, Clara Thomas

. The Spangler family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-2107., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Spencer, Albert Noel

will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at CollinsMcKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett Chapel, 276-629-2515., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Spurrier, Steven

Steven P. Spurrier VIRGINIA BEACH - Steven Patrick Spurrier, 50, formerly of Union Bridge, Md., and Mesquite, Texas, died June 20, 2009. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md. 


 


 

Stanley, Luella Stevens

will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by BurchMessier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stanley Jr., Leonard James

Leonard James Stanley Jr., 63, of Bedford, Va., died Sunday, June 21, 2009. Visitation for Junior and his mother, Luella, Friday, June 26, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burch-Messier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Starkey, Nelson

Nelson Starkey, 59, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Franklin Co., Va., passed away Monday, June 22, 2009. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Service., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stroup, Clarence L.

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Suit, W.M. Howard

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Swain, Ola Jean

Ola Jean Swain, 72, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Arrangements by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Swecker, Evelyn Lois Hale Dickey Foutz

Lois Swecker, 104 years old, of Roanoke, Va., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian and Ethel Hale; her sisters, Edith, Mildred, Jean, Anna, and Eleanor; her brother, William; her son, James B. Dickey; daughter-in-law, Patricia Dickey; her stepson, Dr. Charles Swecker; her stepdaughter, Dr. Alice Swecker Huff; and three husbands, J. Bourne Dickey, Roger Foutz, and James Swecker. She is survived by her sister, Alverda "Johnny Bess" Rhudy; her son and his wife, Roger and Carole Foutz; daughter-in-law, Louise Dickey; stepdaughter-in-law, Betty "BJ" Swecker; stepdaughter, Maggie Bizelle; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 12 stepgreatgrandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lois was born on May 10, 1905, in Elk Creek, Va., the oldest of eight children., She was a woman ahead of her time, graduating from Virginia Intermont College in 1925, with a certificate in music and a teachers diploma, first claiming jobs playing organ in the silent movies and teaching music., Mom lived her own love stories with three husbands and two sons. She spent the last 21 years of her career working at Mountain Trust Bank. Once retired, she kept her mind active by being a voracious reader, mostly romance novels, working cross-word puzzles, and creating beautiful hand crocheted afghans for almost everyone in her family. She was a wonderful country cook keeping her extended family well fed. She lived independently until she was 97 at which time she moved into Friendship Health and Rehab where she experienced compassionate care for her last seven years., Never so much truer a quote than in her college yearbook "In speaking of our little Lois, we can truly say, "Never was so rich a gem set in less than gold ..a young lady with an adorable disposition and winning personality. Lois, little pal, we all love you dearly and will never forget you.", . Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100, "You are still the Prettiest Girl in the Room.", Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sweet, Brenda Lee

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Thimedes, Evelyn

will be held in the Norfolk chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., today at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leonard Strelitz Diabetes Institute, 855 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Townsend, Frederick

will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, in Rosewood Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Rob Pittman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of Virginia. Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. You may offer condolences at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Trueblood, Mary C. (In-Memoriam)

In Loving Memory Mary C. Trueblood May 13, 1914 - June 24, 1995 Time has passed, yet the pain of losing you never leaves us, you are forever in our thoughts, and always in our hearts. Love and Miss you, Rick Trueblood Joe Trueblood, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Tucker, Jeanette

Ms. Jeanette Tucker, 45, of 15649 Boydton Plank Road, Warfield, Va., died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Community Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd., McKenney, (804) 478-4411.


 


 

Turnbull, Robert

in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Christian education work in Latin America. This work continued for 30 years. He returned to Vanguard University as professor of missions, anthropology and evangelism. In 1978, he took a position at CBN, in Virginia Beach in the division of international ministries and served for 12 years. He retired from CBN but continued to minister in numerous state side and international venues. In his ministries, he became fluent in French, Spanish and Haitian Creole. His family dearly loves him and will miss him. He is survived by his wife, Arleta J. Turnbull; a daughter, the Rev. Cheryl E. Vincent; three sons, Dr. Robert B. Turnbull, Richard D. Turnbull, BSEE, and the Rev. Stanley M. Turnbull; two brothers, the Rev. William D. Turnbull and the Rev. Wayne C. Turnbull; two daughters-in-law, Charlotte I. Turnbull, RN, and the Rev. Cheryl Y. Turnbull; a son-in-law, Dr. Joel A. Vincent; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Gracie. A funeral will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Virginia Beach Community Chapel by the Rev. Stanley M. Turnbull. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Umbarger, Terry Ray

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Underwood, Walter Lynn

will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services' Chapel, Roanoke, Va., 540-562-1182., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

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WOODSON, Edward R. Jr., 88, of Mechanicsville, departed this life on June 23, 2009, to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Hydenia Woodson. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Mable Lafoon Woodson; his children, Edward R. "Randy" Woodson III and wife, Sandra of Rainier, Wash., and Beverley C. Woodson of Ruther Glen, Va.; grandchildren, Christina Ackerman and husband, Douglas, of Covington, Wash., and Jaclyn Woodson of Olympia, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Joshua Woodson and Hannah Ackerman; caring friends, Nancy Will and Thomas Southard; siblings, Phillip and wife, Dorothy, Reinhardt and wife, Isabell, and Juanita Marchetti and husband, Andrew; his in-laws, Virginia Kenney, Peggy Daniels and husband, Roger; along with numerous nieces, nephews, their children and his friends in Christ. Mr. Woodson was a WWII veteran and served six years in the Army Reserves. After completion of his duty, he returned to his former employer, Miller Manufacturing Company and became a draftsman. Many of his designs can be seen in church windows, schools, universities and the judges' chambers in both court houses in Hanover County. He retired from Miller's after 45 years of service and worked for Lail Millwork for four and half years after retirement. He built the home that he and Mable shared for 61 years and raised their children. His remains rest at Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., where visitation will be Wednesday, June 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Henry District Fire Department #6 that came to Ed's aide on numerous occasions or to a charity of your choice. Our thanks goes to Dr. Roger Cappello, Brenda and staff at Lee-Davis Medical, Dr. Vera Genina, Jeff Kashurba, Evelyn Carberra and the hospice staff at McGuire Veterans Hospital, the wonderful care received from the staff of Memorial Regional Hospital and the staff of the Meadowbridge Dialysis Clinic. Online condolences can be registered at www.mem.com.


 


 

Wade Jr., Jack (Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of State Trooper Jack Jr. WADE 12/16/1924 6/24/2008, Love & Miss You,, Cattie, Greg, Erin and Dewey, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wall, Ralph Cecil

s will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Collins-McKeeStone Funeral Home, Martinsville Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Weikel, Jane

s are planned. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.


 


 

Wheeler, Juanita Lillian Craighead

Juanita Lillian Craighead Wheeler, 70, of Lafayette, Va., passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Whittaker, Dale Hamilton

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Williams, John

will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, is in charge.


 


 

Williams, Danny James

Danny James Williams, 60, of Marion, Va., passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009. Arrangements by Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Williams, David

Mr. David "Toosie" Williams entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. He was born on June 12, 1937, in Dinwiddie to the late Otis Sr. and Helen Taylor. Toosie was a fun loving and an outgoing person. He was the life of the party at all family gatherings. He was a construction worker for several companies throughout the years. Toosie was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Woods, Arthur and Reginald Taylor; and two sisters; Jeanette Kelly and Jacqueline Thorpe. He leaves to cherish his memories: five brothers, Ervin White (Janice) of Sutherland, Otis Jr., Wayne and Gary Taylor, all of Petersburg, Spencer Williams (Clara) of Tappahannock; four sisters, Beverly Pugh, Brenda Smith, Patricia Taylor, all of Petersburg, and Deborah Claiborne of Ford, Va.; one aunt, Estelle Cabey of New York; two brothers-in-law, Lee Kelly and Curtis Thorpe; one sister-in-law, Frances Taylor; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews and friends, including a special friend, Marie Bland. Toosie will be greatly missed by all who new and loved him. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, officiating. The interment will be in Dinwiddie Memorial Park. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 Thursday evening at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home. The family will assemble at the residence, 212 Franklin St., Petersburg, one hour prior to the service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Please send online condolences to www.blandenterprisesinc.com.


 


 

Williams, Joyce P.

Ms. Joyce P. Williams, 75, of 1741 Young's Road, Petersburg, deied Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Please send online condolences to www.blandenterprisesinc.com.


 


 

Williams, Lula P.

s will be held 3 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009, at Highland Park Memorial Gardens in Dublin, Va. Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennknoll Village, 208 Pennknoll Road, Everett, Pa. 15537. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Williams, Raymond E.

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Williams Jr., Harry

will be held at Black Creek Baptist Church Thursday at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church building fund, 34163 Vicksville Road, Franklin, VA 23851. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wine, Edward Emerson "Ned" - Edward "Ned" Emerson Wine Edward "Ned" Emerson Wine, on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 3:27 P.M., passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord ....

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Womack, Betty

will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park by Chaplain Michael Kodya. Memorial donations may be made to the . Friends may sign the guest register book at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wood, Elizabeth Ann (In-Memoriam)

will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church located at 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach on Sunday, June 27th at 11:15 a.m., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Woodhouse, Rosa

Rosa L. Woodhouse VIRGINIA BEACH - Rosa L. Woodhouse of the 400 Hill Meadow Drive died June 13, 2009. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. 


 


 

Yates, Darlene Virginia

will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Young, James Robert

James Robert Young, 79, of Moneta, Va., died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Zimmerman Jr., Howard

Howard N. Zimmerman Jr. HAMPTON - Howard N. Zimmerman Jr. departed this life and entered into eternal rest June 18, 2009. He graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, and earned a B.S. degree from Virginia State University. Howard recently retired from Cox Communications. Howard was preceded in death by his father, Howard N. Zimmerman Sr. He is survived by his mother, Margaret C. Zimmerman; his sister, Audrey Black (Robin) of Chesapeake; and one niece, Alexis Black. Viewing will be held Thursday, June 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, 251 W. Queen St., Hampton. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, in Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th St., Newport News, with the Rev. Lawrence Willis officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the church by 10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church Food Bank. Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution

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