Thursday, December 3, 2009

Virginia Obituaries 12/03/09


 

ALBERT BERRIER

BERRIER, Albert Harry, 89, of Richmond, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died Tuesday, December 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hall Berrier and 15 siblings. He is survived by three daughters, Georgia, Debra and Pam; a son, Steven; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a WWII veteran. He retired from City Chevrolet in Charlotte, N.C. in 1990. His two favorite hobbies were writing and singing. He sang in the family quartet in his early years and also in the church choir. Harry loved his Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends Friday, December 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parham Chapel-Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Rd. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dover Baptist Church, 635 Manakin Rd., where Harry was also a member. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dover Baptist Music Fund, P.O. Box 96, Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103.


 


 

ALVA SLAUGHTER (In Memoriam)

SLAUGHTER - In loving memory of Alva N. Slaughter. It has been three years. We miss and love you. Husband, James and son, Kevin and Grandchildren 


 


 

Absher, Virginia Price

s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewey O. Weaver Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. For those that desire, memorial contributions may be made to the McDonald's Mill United Methodist Church, c/o Nina Davis, Treasurer, 121 Woodman Avenue, New Castle, Va. 24127. Friends may call any time after 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ada BRIGHT

She was the daughter of the late Wilton Moore and Mary Green Addleman, of Dare, Va., Also preceded by her daughter, Sandra Bright Axley; and her husband of 55, years, Colen Edward Bright Sr.; and her nephew, Don Curnutte Jr., Ada was a lifetime resident of York County and was a graduate from Poquoson High School in 1942. She retired from the AG Printing Plant (Adjutant General's Corp) for the U.S. Army Transportation Dept at Fort Eustis, Va., after 40 years of service as Chief Administrator., She was dedicated and worked tirelessly for AG Printing Plant. She was a woman of great faith and devoted her life to her family, her church and her community. She was a life long member of Providence United Methodist Church and the Arnita Dawson Sunday School Class; for more than 20 years she volunteered at the York County Food Closet of St. Luke's Methodist Church, and at the York County Bargain Box; she was a devoted member of the York County Historical Society; and was a member of, The Pocahontas., Ada is survived by her son, Colen E. Bright Jr.; and his wife, Cynthia of Colonial Heights, Va.; her granddaughter, Lorraine B. Love and her husband, William of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; her grandson, Thomas E. Jennette (Buddy) and his wife, Deborah of Yorktown, Va.; her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tatum Love of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; Christopher Cornell of Philadelphia, Pa., Robert and Matthew Cornell of Yorktown, Va.; two sisters, Pat Curnutte and her husband, Don of Fernandine Beach, Fla., and Joyce Hicks and CD Hudson of Yorktown, Va. She will be missed by her aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives. All who have had the pleasure of knowing her will miss her deeply., The family will receive friends and relatives from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The funeral service and interment be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Dare Road, Grafton, Va., followed by a reception at the church for family and friends., The family would like to extend their appreciation to Cheryl Mitchell and Tracy Hagley of Hope In-Home Care for the wonderful care they have given Ada., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence United Methodist Church Building Fund, 113 Dare Road, Grafton, VA 23692. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Adrian A. Rawlings

A funeral service for Ms. Adrian A. Rawlings, age 32, who departed this life suddenly Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Rawlings officiating. The interment will be in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Disputanta. The remains of Ms. Rawlings may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home. The family will assemble at the Petersburg Chapel one hour prior to the service. The family may be contacted at 527 North Carolina Ave., Petersburg, or by calling 861-2716 or 541-1210., Funeral arrangements will be announced by Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr., funeral director. Visit our Web site at, for further information. Please send online condolences to


 


 

Alease Morris Lynch

Alease Morris Lynch, 97, of Richmond, died Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at a Richmond care facility., Born February 17, 1912, in Keswick, she was the daughter of the late Thomas James Morris and Hester Harlow Morris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lynch., Surviving are her daughter, Sandra L. Driver and her husband, Jack, of Glen Allen; a granddaughter, Joan Haring and her husband, Bruce, of Glen Allen; and a grandson, Jeffery Driver of Glen Allen., A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Monticello Memory Gardens with the Reverend Sidney Craig officiating.


 


 

Alice R. Alrich "Bobby"

ALRICH, Alice R. "Bobby," 60, of Spotsylvania County died Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Mary Washington Hospital. Ms. Alrich was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and later received her Master's in Education from the University of Virginia. She was a past president of the Stafford Education Association. Ms. Alrich was the former Teacher of the Year at Falmouth Elementary, and traveled with Educational Delegations to China and Cuba. She was a member of the V.E.A. Fitz-Turner Commission, the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, and the Spotsylvania Women's Club. Bobby was also a member of Goshen Baptist Church. Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Alrich Latta of Los Altos, Calif.; four nephews, John Alrich-Altman of Charlottesville, J. Dan Latta Jr. of Portland, Ore., Steven Latta of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jeffrey Latta of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Alice Field Loving Alrich; and a sister, Ann Alrich Altman. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 7 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Spotsylvania Rescue Squad, Box 101, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553. Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.


 


 

Allen Jr., Elijah

. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and received a Purple Heart. Survivors include his companion, Celestine Copeland; two daughters, Makiesa Cruse and husband Jonathan and Shannise Allen; one son, Perneal Allen and wife Nicola; three sisters, Bessie Durham, Lenet Peete, Jerlean Allen; two brothers, Mark Allen and Collin Allen; and four grandchildren, Eric Cruse, Cori Cruse, Quinton Cruse and Samara Allen. A funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. in Corprew Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Alonzo Nethaniel Evans "Poolu" (In Memoriam)

Alonzo Nethaniel Evans "Poolu" Our son, our brother, absence of sight but never from our hearts. We love and miss you everyday. Happy 29th Birthday. 


 


 

Anderson, Paul

at the chapel. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday, December 3, 2009, for viewing. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ann G. Baker (In Memoriam)

BAKER - Ann G. 11/28/40 - 3/20/08 On your 69th birthday, your memory inspires all who ever knew you. St. David's feels your presence in everything we do. I know you're watching my "journey" and smiling. I see that little foot tapping as I sing your favorite song and knowing you're in a choir of angels keeps me "standing on a rocking" along. And as you celebrate your second Christmas in Heaven, give Boo a hug for me, welcome Ken and continue to watch over Father Phil. Thanks for your part in sending me angels down here. Not coincidence, it's the ones I've lost whispering in God's ear. Friend, J.C., Sheba and Ms. Puff


 


 

Anna L. DOMINICK

NEWPORT NEWS - Anna Loretta Dominick, 90, went peacefully to join her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009., She had been a resident at St. Francis Nursing Center for almost four years. A native of Scranton, Pa., and longtime resident of Newark, N.J., she had been a Peninsula resident for 16 years. Mrs. Dominick had been a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the St. Claires Guild., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rose Marie Dougherty; her brother, Francis Grady; and two sisters, Mary Ann George and Romaine Quinnan., Survivors include four grandchildren, Heather Mann of Spotsylvania, Va., Marie Antoinette Keller of Preston, Idaho, Michael Dougherty of Morgantown, W.Va., and William Dougherty of Blacksburg, Va.; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren., The family is appreciative of all of the nurses and staff at St. Francis for the care Anna Dominick received during her time there. The family is especially indebted to Joan Berger from Mount Carmel Catholic Church who was her Eucharistic Minister for many years. But more importantly Joan became her best friend, the second daughter she always wanted and her 'Guardian Angel!', A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at St. Francis Nursing Center, 4 Ridgewood Parkway, Newport News, with Father Lee Guarnieri officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park., Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Annabelle HILBERT

HILBERT, Annabelle K., 91, died peacefully at her home in Gulfport on the morning of November 15, 2009. Mrs. Hilbert was born May 1, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa. She graduated from Temple University in 1939. After teaching high school for three years, she married Clay Hilbert. They lived in suburban Philadelphia until 1955. For the next 18 years they moved numerous times until settling on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1973. Everywhere they lived, Annabelle was very active in the community. She loved her life as a wife and mother. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Hilbert was preceded in death by her husband, M.C. (Clay) Hilbert; parents, Theodore and Annabelle Knapp; grandson, Kevin Smith; and granddaughter, Tracey Eaker. She is survived by her son, C. Lee Hilbert and wife, Richie, of Richmond, Va.; her daughter, Barbara Brewer and husband, Bob of Biloxi, Miss.; three grandchildren, Emily Dubose of Richmond, Clay Hilbert of Richmond, And Heather Eaker of Biloxi, Miss. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Nicholson of Sarasota, Fla.; and her nephew, Geoff Nicholson. The memorial service will he held Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Gulfport, Miss. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MS Chapter, 1907 Dunbarton Drive, Ste. C, Jackson, Miss. 39216. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.


 


 

Annette Ampey

Ms. Annette Ampey, 732 Texas Ave., Petersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center., She was born June 30, 1962. She was preceded In death by her parents, the late John P. Hill and Pauline Crowder. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James, George, Lawrence, Russell and Kenneth; sister, Nancy Jones; and father-in-law, Willie L. Ampey., She dedicated her life to Jehovah God on June 6, 1987. She was a regular pioneer for 22 years serving Jehovah. She dedicated her life to Jerry Ampey for 23 years. She was a 1981 graduate of Sussex Central High School. She was employed with Virginia Power, better known as Cleaners of America, for 15 years., She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ampey; sisters, Mary Daymond (John), Virginia Branch, Paulette Pulliam (Ricky), Audrey Crowder, Ethel Crowder and Sandra Johnson (Arthur); brothers, Clyde Crowder (Alma), Willie Crowder (Edith) and John Crowder (Yvette); aunts, Delphine Branch, Ruth Ella Jones and Lettie Williams; uncles, Roscoe Jones, Lorenzo Jones (Alice) and Charles Whitaker; mother-in-law, Geneva Ampey; sisters-in-law, Lucy Pulliam (Casterdural), Lavra Fletcher (James), Alice Ampey, Edith Ampey, Lucy Jones and Alice Crowder; brothers-in-law, Ervin Ampey, Willie Ampey, Alvin Ampey (Latonya) and John Wayne Ampey (Krystal); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous, friends and Kingdom Hall family., A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 575 Old Wagner Road, Petersburg., Condolences may be registered online at, . A memory video may be viewed at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg. A.A. Tucker, funeral director


 


 

Antoinne D. Hairston, Jr. 

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Barbara Bowling

Barbara A. Bowling PENSACOLA, Fla. Barbara A. Bowling, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in West Florida Regional Medical Center, Convalescence Hospice, Pensacola. She was born in Dante, Va., daughter of the late Elmer G. and Ruby V. Wright Gullett. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lozine Hamilton; and three brothers, Harry Lee Gullett, J.G. Gullett, and Doffus Gullett. She is survived by one daughter, Candy Banacia and husband Edwin of Pensacola; one son, Willis Eugene "Bill" Hamilton and wife Diana of Clintwood, Va.; one sister, Betty Phillips and husband Ardie of Nora, Va.; three brothers, Frankie O. Gullett and wife Alice of Castlewood, Va., Jerry Gullett and wife Martha of Abingdon, Va., and Roy Gullett of Perryman, Md.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Barbara A. Bowling will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in the Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, with Rev. Michael Booker officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Lester Hamilton, Bill Hamilton, Ryan Hamilton, Austin Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton, Robbie Hamilton, Mark Gullett, and Edwin Banacia. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood. Online condolences may be sent to the Bowling family through our Web site and a video tribute may be viewed at


 


 

Barbara Johnson Boxley

BOXLEY, Barbara Johnson, 88, of Beaverdam, the widow of Richard H. Boxley, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; one devoted niece, Anne B. Whittaker. Mrs. Boxley was a very caring and loving lady who had much knowledge of Hanover County and loved to share stories from her knowledge with family and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5. Interment will follow in Fork Church Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23227.


 


 

Barnett, Edgar Leon

Edgar Leon (Eddie) Barnett, 62, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Arrangements by Botetourt Funeral Home, Buchanan, Va., 540-254-3000., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bass, Julie

will be conducted Friday at 6 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bertha M. Starling

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha M. Starling will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Unity Baptist Church, 330 S. South St., Petersburg, Va,; the Rev. Dr. Albert L. Toney Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park., The family will receive friends at the residence and may be contacted by calling (804) 733-8875., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911,


 


 

Betty J. BOWMAN

GLOUCESTER - Betty Jean Barber Bowman, 78, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital., She was born on April 26, 1931 to William and Lena Barber and was the widow of Oliver L. Bowman Jr., who passed away in 1998., She was a proud Air Force wife, having been stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, Morocco, and multiple stateside post. Betty was an active member of Newington Baptist Church, past president of WMU and had been involved with Gloucester Job Referral Service., She is survived by her sons, John (Susanne) of Reston, Va., and Gary (Priscilla of Ruckersville, Va.; grandson, Tressler (Marian) of Standersville, Va.; her sisters and brothers, Louise Correll of Independence, Mo., Flossie Lasley of Red Oak, Iowa, Bill Barber Jr. of Glenwood, Iowa, and Earl Barber of Glenwood, Iowa.; and many nieces and nephews in Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa., The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Newington Baptist Church, by the Rev. Michael Gray. Burial will be in the church cemetery., Memorial donations may be made to either Newington Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Lung Association., Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Billy H. BRUNN

VIRGINIA BEACH - Billy Houston Brunn passed away on Nov. 28, 2009. A funeral service will be held at Ascension Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 7 p.m.. Condolences may be shared with the family at 


 


 

Blanchard, Emma

will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, it is the wish of the family that if one wishes, please send a donation to your favorite charity., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bowles, Harry Morris

Harry Morris Bowles, 83, of Blacksburg, Va., and formerly of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday morning, December 1, 2009, at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, Roanoke, Va. Harry was born in Lynchburg, Va., on May 18, 1926. He was preceded in death by his father, Wyatt Thompson; mother, Roberta Bowles; infant son, Michael William Bowles; and his children's mother, Margie M. Bowles Minnick. Harry leaves behind on life's journey his children, Dennis (Jodi) Bowles, of Little Rock, Ark., and Marian (Alan) Collins, of Tyler, Texas; his grandchildren, Danielle (Keith) McBurnett, of Austin, Texas, and McKenzie Sowers and (Ray) Hooper, of Terrell, Texas. Harry has also passed down his humor to both of his three year old greatgrandchildren, Sydney and DaeLyn. Many thanks to his companion, Wilma Mabry, of Blacksburg, Va., for her love and support over the past 13 years., Harry had a great love for his country, serving it well and proudly so during World War II, enlisting with honor after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Having seen and experience the destruction of war, he learned to speak Japanese stressing that if he could have communicated better with the culture, more lives would have been spared. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Harry also loved playing his guitar plus playing practical jokes, as he was able to roll with the punches when he himself became the target. And on his 75th birthday, Harry was seen jumping a chain link fence, twice!, After the war Harry worked many odd jobs, one being on the Grand Coulee Dam in Spokane, Wash. This is where he met his future wife, Margie, thus the trek to Radford, Va., where Harry worked and retired from Hercules Army Ammunition Plant, followed by a little traveling on the road driving a semi and then finishing his working career as a surveyor for Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern, Inc. in Roanoke. He didn't need a calculator for this job as his mind was extra sharp, calculating things in his head faster than he could input information. Harry was also intrigued by the solar system because to him, the sky was the limit., Harry was a member of Blacksburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and came to know the Lord as his savior and with this promise of faith, knowing that God is in control, allows his family and friends to lift their hearts up in honor of our God. Jeremiah 29:1 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..., The family wishes to say thanks to the staff on 1 East at the Virginia Veterans Care Center and to Gentle Shepard Hospice of Roanoke., s will be conducted at noon on Saturday, December 5, 2009, in the Blacksburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 240 Watson Ave., NW, Blacksburg, Va., with the Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va., where Full Military Honors will be led by American Legion Post #16. In honor of Harry and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a Veteran's Hospital, Hospice or of your choice and in doing so, you will pass it forward so others can benefit. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Blacksburg Christian Church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brewer Sr., Sidney F.

Sidney F. Brewer Sr. NORFOLK - Sidney Francis "Boy Blue" Brewer Sr., 74, of the 5600 block of Tidewater Drive, died Nov. 29, 2009, in a local hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Clara Brewer. He is survived by six daughters, Pamela Bullock (Lon), Darryl Gatlin (Edward), Laurie Artis (Don), Valerie Brewer (Antoine), Deborah Brewer and Cynthia Whitehead; one son, Sidney F. Brewer Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bright, Ada

as chief administrator. She was dedicated and worked tirelessly for AG Printing Plant. She was a woman of great faith and devoted her life to her family, her church and her community. She was a lifelong member of Providence United Methodist Church and the Arnita Dawson Sunday school class. For more than 20 years she volunteered at the York County Food Closet of St. Luke's Methodist Church and at the York County Bargain Box. She was a devoted member of the York County Historical Society and a member of The Pocahontas. Ada is survived by her son, Colen E. Bright Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Colonial Heights, Va.; her granddaughter, Lorraine B. Love and her husband William of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; her grandson, Thomas E. Jennette (Buddy) and his wife Deborah of Yorktown, Va.; her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tatum Love of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Christopher Cornell of Philadelphia, Robert and Matthew Cornell of Yorktown; two sisters, Pat Curnutte and her husband Don of Fernandine Beach, Fla., and Joyce Hicks and CD Hudson of Yorktown. She will be missed by her aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives. All who have had the pleasure of knowing her will miss her deeply. The family will receive friends and relatives from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The funeral and interment be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Dare Road, Grafton, Va., followed by a reception at the church for family and friends. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Cheryl Mitchell and Tracy Hagley of Hope In-Home Care for the wonderful care they have given Ada. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence United Methodist Church Building Fund, 113 Dare Road, Grafton, VA 23692., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brockett, Floyd

will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Walton Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Burch ALFORD Sr.

Burch was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps from February 1944 to May 1946. He served on the island of Iwo Jima from February 24, 1945 to April 11, 1945. He was in the Army of the Occupation of the Japanese Empire from Sept. 22, 1945, to Jan. 1, 1946. After the war, he attended the South Carolina area Trade School, and became an automobile mechanic with a shop in Lamar, S.C., He married the love of his life, Annie Mae Holmes and moved to Newport News, Va., in 1953. Burch worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company retiring from the X-13 Fitters in 1989 after 35 years of service. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Rising Star Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for more than 50 years. While at Rising Star, he served as the chairman of the Deacon Board for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Usher Board, the Missionary, The Pastor's Aide, The Male Chorus and the Senior Choir., He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Annie Mae Holmes; his daughter, Carolyn Deloris Baltimore; and his grandson, Timothy Ryan Alford., He is survived by his son, Burch Alford Jr. (Audrey) of North Easton, Mass.; two daughters, Cynthia Alford-Chancey of Hampton, Va., and Annette Bell (Darrell) of Eagle River, Ark.; seven siblings, Geraldine Doctor of Columbia, S.C., Ernestine Nichols of Newport News, Va., Edith Aaron of Hampton, Va., Virginia McKenzie of Highstown, N.J., Thomasenia Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., George Alford, Jr. of Newport News, Va., and Julious Alford (Abby) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Michelle Walker, Reginald Baltimore, Erik Alford, K. Chiquta Alford, Buron Bell, and Malcolm Bell; eight great-grandchildren; special family friends, Berenda Coleman and Christopher McClain; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


 


 

CHARLES HENDERSON

HENDERSON, Charles Edward "Speck", 83, of Richmond, Va., died Monday, November 30, 2009. He was born February 4, 1926 in Suffolk, Va. Speck was devoted to his mother, the late Ruby Keller Henderson. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dallas Brauer Henderson; stepdaughter, Christina Brauer Stoneburner and her husband, Lewis; stepson, Otto C. Brauer III and his wife, Maggie; three stepgrandchildren, Ann Bellamy Stoneburner and her husband, David E. Finkelson, Lewis T. Stoneburner and Otto C. Brauer IV; two great-granddaughters, Avery and Piper Finkelson; and cousin, Howard G. Harrell and his wife, Denise. In 1942, Speck was one of the young men enrolled as a freshman at Hargrave Military Academy. He came into his own at Hargrave playing football and obtaining the rank of Sergeant. In 1944, between his junior and senior year, Speck was called to military duty. Assigned to Troop D 866th Cavalry "Recon" 6th Armored Division he was sent to Europe to join the allied push for Berlin. After transfer to Patton's group he was involved in the famous fight at Bastogne. In his service to his country he earned two Bronze Stars, Legion of Merit, ETO Ribbon with three stars and two Purple Hearts. When his military commitment ended, he returned to Hargrave where he graduated in 1946 and completed a post graduate year in 1947. Speck continued his education at the University of Virginia and RPI. He was hired by British American Tobacco Company and in their employment he spent three years in China when Mao Tse Tung came into power. Upon return to the U.S., he attended Yale and studied for about a year in Far Eastern Affairs. For the next 38 years, until retirement, Speck worked for American Tobacco Company becoming Director of Military and Government Sales International. Speck never met a stranger and enjoyed being active in the Republican Party, Richmond Navy League, West Richmond Businessmen's Association, Richmond Forum and the Skal Club. Speck was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and later attended Derbyshire Baptist Church. The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers from Lakewood Manor and Mature Options for their compassionate care and support over the last year. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 3 at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., where a funeral service will be held Friday, December 4, at 12 noon. Interment will be Saturday, December 5, 12 noon at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.


 


 

Calvert Sr., John

John W. Calvert Sr. NORFOLK - On Nov. 29, 2009, John W. Calvert Sr., 82, of the 800 block of 37th St., went to be with the Lord. He is survived by his wife and seven children. His viewing will be Friday, Dec. 4, at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Friendship Baptist Church, Norfolk. The family will assemble at 9 a.m. at the residence for the procession., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Carolyn C. LOVELL

LOVELL, Carolyn C., 81, of Gloucester, Va., went to be with the Lord and join her husband, Herbert Lovell, on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mary and Robert Grandi of Suffolk, Dexter and Michelle Lovell of Gloucester; a sister, Lucille Martin of Tennessee; and a grandson, Joshua Lovell; and the extended family of Pat Minarik, and many friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, 7 p.m., at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, Va. Condolences may be registered at www.vincentfh.com


 


 

Carroll W. ROWLAND

During his career at NASA, he worked on numerous space flight programs, including the Mars Viking Lander mission, which included a one-year assignment at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in 1976. He was also an integration manager for the Lidar In-space Technology Experiment, which flew on the space shuttle Discovery in 1994. Carroll received numerous superior accomplishment awards, including the prestigious NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 1993., He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Cara Rowland Grant and Tanya Rowland Williamson; two sons-in-law, Dr. Michael Grant and Keith Williamson; and five grandchildren, Rachel Grant, Hayley Williamson, Katelyn Grant, Benjamin Williamson, and Jacob Williamson. He is also survived by his mother, Pauline Rowland; and four siblings, Wayne Rowland, Jean Rowland Sparks Thomas, Jennings Rowland, and Betty Rowland., Carroll loved the Lord Jesus very much, and was a member of Crosswalk Community Church, where he volunteered many hours of his time assisting with building repairs and renovation. He was unabashedly a man of courage and faith, and often encouraged his physicians and nurses to believe in the Lord Jesus., Carroll, or "Papaw" as he was known to many, will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, his tenacious love for life, and his devotion to his wife and family. All who knew them were impacted by Carroll and Shirley's love for one another. Nothing made Carroll any happier than to be surrounded by his grandchildren. They have many happy memories of being with their Nana and Papaw at the beach, the neighborhood pool, Disney World, and many occasions at home playing pool, having cookouts, and playing games together.


 


 

Catherine Davis (In Memoriam)

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Cecil Fleenor

Cecil Wayne "Papaw Wayne" Fleenor BRISTOL, Va. Cecil Wayne "Papaw Wayne" Fleenor, age 67, passed away Nov. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born in Bristol Virginia, a son of Cecil Clifford and Katherine Fleenor. He lived most of his life in the Bristol area. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Clifford Fleenor; and his sister, Georgia Davis and late husband Bill. Survivors include: daughters, Teresa Miller and husband Dennis of Mansfield, Texas, Angela Legg Waite and husband Mark of Joshua, Texas; son, Michael Fleenor of Burleson, Texas; mother, Katherine Fleenor; grandchildren, Amanda Bond, Staci Miller, Brianna Miller, Jennifer Legg, Melanie Legg, Devan Waite, Kerri Legg and Ricky Fleenor; great-grandchildren, Bailey Bond and Alexis Miller; brothers, Don Fleenor and wife Maxi of Bristol, Dennis Fleenor and wife Meritta of Bristol, Jack Fleenor of Bristol; sisters, Jane Hutton and husband Howard of Bristol, Pat Morrison and husband Rick of Bristol; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Statzer officiating. The burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Hutton, Tom Hutton, Eric Bowers, Buddy Trivette, David Osborne and Brian Osborne. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Shaffer, Dennis Miller and Mark Waite. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be registered at, Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.


 


 

Charles Edward Henderson

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Charles Soden

SODEN, Charles "Bud," 84, of Powhatan, native of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday, November 29, 2009. Survivors include his loving, devoted wife, Susan; his devoted caregiver, Heather Fairchild; his mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, several nieces, and a nephew. Bud was a retired U.S. advertising manager for a major international aerospace and defense publisher. A memorial service and a celebration of life will be held starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Doberman Rescue League.


 


 

Charles WIlliam SCOTT

SCOTT, Charles William, 68, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on November 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rethney and William Scott. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Clementine H. Scott; three daughters, Angela Harkless, Iris Charland (Bernard) and Semea Scott; two sons he raised, Ronald (Tammara) and Derrick (Valerie); two sisters, Sadie Scott and Emily Edwards; four brothers, Jimmie Richardson, Jesse Scott (Perre), George Scott (Patricia) and Rev. Herbert Scott (Joyce); a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Sylvester McCray officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.


 


 


 


 

Claude Easley 

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Cockram, William Randolph

William Randolph Cockram, 74, of Floyd, Va., passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Crawford, Leslie (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Our Very Special Daughter and Sister Leslie Michelle CRAWFORD 12/3/1984 6/13/1998, Our little girl would have been a 25-year-old young woman today. A life cut short, but one filled with love and hope., Leslie achieved much and exceeded many expectations in her life. Her smile and spirit touched our hearts and everyone that met her. Leslie, spend your birthday with friends Ryan and Katie, and enjoy the stars at night., We all love you and miss you more each and every day., Happy Birthday, Miss Leslie, Love You and Miss You, Mommy, Daddy, Jeremy, Amy, Nicholas, Bradley and Barbara, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Curtis G. FOSSUM

He was born Feb. 29, 1948, in LaCrosse, Wis., and was a resident of Newport News. Mr. Fossum retired from the U.S. Army, as a decorated soldier, and was an engineering technician. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the American Legion and the DAV., He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Lamke; and his son, Eric., Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Diane Fossum; their children, Kimberly, Todd and Kirt; his siblings, Sandra Adair and Butch Lamke; and three grandchildren, Eric Fossum, Amanda McKay and Cody Fossum., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the funeral home, followed by burial with full military honors in Albert G. Horton Jr. Veteran Memorial Cemetery.


 


 

Custer, Evelyn

s 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3443., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Dantoni, Alma

Alma Lambdin Dantoni FRANKLIN - Alma Lambdin Dantoni, 87, of Kittery, Maine, died peacefully Sept. 26, 2009, at home in her sleep. Alma lived at the Meeting House Village in Kittery and she enjoyed sharing in the lives of her daughters, Rebecca and Margaret. She is survived by her five children, Carol Lynn of Deal Island, Md., Dale Brett and husband of Franklin, N.C., Margaret Palau and husband and Rebecca Lambdin, all of Kittery, Maine, and James (BB) Lambdin of Hopewell; six grandchildren, Diana Flynn, Faunda Lynn, John Brett, Clifford Brett, Nellie Palau, and Will Lambdin; and five great-grandchildren. Family contact is Rebecca Lambdin, P.O. Box 917, Kittery, ME 03904. rp.lambdin@, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

David P. BARRETT

WAKEFIELD - David Paul Barrett, 86, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009., Paul attended Waverly United Methodist Church. He was a hardworking man who was a loving husband and devoted father., He is survived by his son, Douglas B. Barrett of Midlothian; and his grandson, Christopher M. Barrett of Wakefield. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Paul Barrett Jr.; his siblings, Lena Barrett Newton, George McCauley Barrett, Eugene S. Barrett., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield, with the Rev. Jim Kerr officiating. Burial will follow in the Wakefield Cemetery and the family will then hold a reception in the Wakefield United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home., In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests memorial donations be made to the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, 155 Fleetwood Ave., Wakefield, VA, 23888 or to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583, Waverly, VA 23890.


 


 

David Wickham KIRKPATRICK Jr.

KIRKPATRICK, David Wickham Jr., 59, a native of Richmond and resident of Fairfax, Va., died November 27, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Timberlake Kirkpatrick; mother, Mary Giles Kirkpatrick; brother, Robert D. Kirkpatrick; an uncle and two nieces. He was predeceased by his father, David W. Sr.; brother, John; and sister, Betsey Kirkpatrick. David attended Augusta Military Academy and the College of William and Mary. He retired from a career in construction and electrical equipment sales. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where services will be held 12 noon Saturday. Entombment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association .


 


 

DeHaven, Gerald

Gerald W. DeHaven FRANKLIN - Gerald Wesley DeHaven, 86, died Dec. 2, 2009, at his residence. A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late John Wesley and Cora Parker DeHaven. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and received his master's degree from The Medical College of Virginia. He was a former president and CEO of Southampton Memorial Hospital and past president of the Virginia Hospital Association. Gerald was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea, and was a former National Guardsman. He was a life member and former adjutant of the Charles R. Younts American Legion Post 73, a former president of the Franklin Rotary Club, and a member of High Street United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Ruth Porterfield DeHaven; one daughter, Brenda D. Ashburn (Willie) of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Rosalyn A. Williamson (Romeo) of Virginia Beach, Andrew Ashburn (Amanda) of Saipan, and Melissa Ashburn of Florida; and two brothers, Leon DeHaven (Betty) of Fort Myers, Fla., and Douglas DeHaven (Joan) of Winchester. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Susan Reaves and the Rev. Edward Johnson officiating. Interment will be Monday at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and suggests that memorials be made to High Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, VA 23851., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Deborah E. Gant

Ms. Deborah E. Gant, age 52, of 130 McKeever St., Petersburg, departed this life Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg., She was born in Baltimore on Aug. 27, 1957. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Baker Dugger., She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted stepfather, Deacon Lee A. Dugger (Pacing); four aunts, Elmira Johnson (John), Francis Watkins, Audrey Bazemore (Vanzella) and Mary Garnett, all of Baltimore; a stepbrother, Jermaine Dugger; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends to include the staff of and friends at the Helping Hands Adult Center., A service of love and remembrance will be held 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. In lieu of flowers please make donations in honor Debbie's life to the Helping Hands Adult Center at 130 McKeever St., Petersburg., Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg.


 


 

Delores Y. Johnson

Ms. Delores Y. Johnson, "Bonnie," 59, of Weaver Avenue, Petersburg, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, 2009, at the Golden Living Center, Battlefield Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore, (804) 863-4411.


 


 

Demris M. Thompson 

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Donald Dooms

Donald Dooms, 52, of Charlottesville, entered into eternal rest Friday, November 13, 2009, at his residence., He was the son of the late Benjamin Lewis and Christine Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory five brothers, Thomas Johnson, John, George, William and Isiah Jones, all of Charlottesville; five sisters, Marjorie Pendleton, Susan Folley, Deborah Jackson, Wilhemnia Washington, all of Charlottesville, and Julia Short of Charlotte, North Carolina; two aunts, Della Younger and Mary Johnson, and a host of other beloved relatives and friends., Grave side services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at Culpeper National Cemetery. Services of comfort are entrusted to the staff of McClenny Funeral Service, Inc.


 


 

Donald M. LINDSAY

Donald was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he apprenticed as a blacksmith at the age of 14. In his late 20's, he boarded the SS United States to begin a new career in New York City as an Ornamental Blacksmith. Two years later he sent for his family to join him and they started a new life in the Fox Hill Section of Hampton, Va., where they lived for 20 years before relocating to Williamsburg., He had a long career with Virginia Steel. During his retirement years, Donald was an employee with the James City County Parks. Donald was a devoted family man and lover of sports. He was a great fan of the Fox Hill fast-pitch softball. He was well known in Hampton for establishing the Kecoughtan High School boy's soccer program., He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Moira; daughter, Lorraine Watkins and her husband, Jeff; sons, Ross and Alan Lindsay; two granddaughters, Angela Holman and Lauren Watkins; and two great-granddaughters, Annabelle and Willow Holman. He also leaves behind many relatives in Scotland and Canada., The family would like to thank the nurses and staff from Riverside Hospice, Sentara Hospital and his physicians for their compassionate care during his illness., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation at 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494., A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg.


 


 

Dorethea E. BERRYMAN

WAVERLY - Dorethea E. Berryman, 69, of 29252 Bishop Court, Waverly, passed away on Nov. 25, 2009, at Waverly Healthcare Center., A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the chapel of J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Pocahantas Temple Baptist Church, Wakefield. Interment at Swann's Point Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements provided by J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, 219 N. County Drive, Waverly; send online condolences to


 


 

Dorethea E. Berryman

Mrs. Dorethea Emma Berryman, 69, of 29252 Bishop Court, Waverly, was called home by God saying "your battle has been won" on Nov. 25, 2009, at Waverly Healthcare Center., She was born on April 2, 1940, to the late Berkely Green and Rebecca Bailey Hardy. Mrs. Berryman was educated in the Surry County Public School System and pursued a nursing assistant career. She was employed with Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and MCV Department of Transportation. After relocating back to Dendron, she worked as a home health aide until her health declined. She loved to cook and helped raise people of all ages. She was baptized at an early age at First Baptist Church, Dendron, and sang with the Spiritual Singers of Fifth Baptist Church in Richmond. Mrs. Berryman was a member of Peace Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., Oak Grove Baptist Church, Philadelphia and Fifth Baptist Church, Richmond. Her civic affiliations include the Eastern Stars, the Elks Lodge, Friendship Savings Club and Marymakers Savings Club., She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Arthur Lee Berryman; two sons, Tony Lane of Ohio and Samuel Lane of Dendron; four daughters, Phyllis Fowlkes (Keith) of Capital Heights, Md., Dorethea Lott (Billy) of Petersburg, Gloria Wilson (Walter) of Landover, Md., and Diane Bailey of Richmond; four brothers, Samuel Green (Ann) of Petersburg, John Willis Green (Gloria) of Gaithersburg, Md., Timothy Green of Dendron, and Joseph Green (Sue) of Silver Spring, Md.; three stepbrothers, Thomas Council of Philadelphia, Theodore Council of California and Ernest Hardy of Smithfield; four stepsisters, Patty White and Sarah Jones, both of Hampton, and Louvenia Floyd and Carrie Swann, both of Surry; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Helen Robinson, Betty Hopkins, Gerlene Berryman and Mary Berryman, all of Richmond; devoted friends, Alease Kernay, Ada Thomas, Vernall Blount, Joyce Gaines, Lillian Foster, Marie Jones and Barbara Jones. The family would like to thank the staff of Waverly Healthcare Center, Personal Touch Home Health, Liberty Dialysis Center and cab drivers Rob and Mr. John; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends., A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, in the chapel of J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, with funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Pocahantas Temple Baptist Church, 10234 Branch St., Wakefield, Va. Pastor Lewis Allen will deliver the eulogy and the Rev. Michael Thomas will officiate. The remains will lie in repose one hour prior to service. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 11:45 a.m. at the residence the day of the service. Interment will follow at Swan's Point Baptist Church cemetery, 687 Swann's Point Rd. Claremont, Va., Funeral arrangements are being provided by the staff of J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, 219 N. County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890; the Rev. J.L. Dodson Sr., funeral director. Please send online condolences to


 


 

Doris Wiggins Hurley Williams

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Dorothy W. Davis 

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Dozier, Elsie

will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon by Senior Minister Randall Childress at Forest Hills Cemetery, Nashville, N.C. Memorial donations may be made to the Kempsville Church of Christ food pantry. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

ERNEST STEWART Sr.

STEWART, Ernest "Ernie" L. Sr., 56, of Richmond, passed away November 26, 2009. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 20 years for his country. He is survived by his mother, Viola Dodd; his daughters, Rachael Weeks, Roxana Stewart; son, Ernest Stewart Jr. and his companion, Debbie Ruehrmund; he is also survived by his grandsons, Trevor McGriff and Austin Weeks; as well as many friends and loved ones. Memorial services will be Friday, December 4, at 3 p.m. at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 10300 Pridesville Rd. in Amelia, Va. 23002. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the American Cancer Society .


 


 

EULA CORNETT

CORNETT, Eula Gray Agee, 101, died November 20, 2009, at home in Richmond. Born April 27, 1908, in Jonesville, Va., she was preceded in death by her father, John Henry Agee; her mother, Virgie Hamblen Agee; two brothers, John Ross Agee and Champ Norris Agee; and her husband, Fred Redmond Cornett. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Gray Fugate McEachern, (daughter of Richard Colonel Fugate, deceased), and her husband, Robert Monte McEachern, of Richmond, Va.; her stepdaughter, Shirley Cornett Brown of Cumming, Ga.; two granddaughters, Cheryl Elizabeth McEachern Smith and her husband, Bernard Clyde Smith III, of Poquoson, Va., and Paula Marie McEachern and her husband, Charles Louis Wilkins, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three great- grandchildren, Leslie Marie Smith and Mary Elizabeth Smith of Poquoson, Va., and Edward Gray McEachern Wilkins of Winston-Salem, N.C. She is also survived by two stepgrandsons, Gary Brown and his wife, Christine Brown, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Jeff Brown of Cumming, Ga.; two stepgranddaughters, Susan Brown Howard and her husband, Leonard Howard, of Loganville, Ga. and Robin Brown Barnes of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; six stepgreat- grandchildren, Loren and Conner Brown, of Alpharetta, Ga., Lindsey and Ashley Howard of Loganville, Ga., and Madison and Garrett Barnes of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and several cousins and many devoted friends. She earned her degree in education from Radford University. She had a great love for children and enjoyed years of teaching. After retiring from the Ohio school system, she and her husband, Fred Cornett, moved to Florida and together had many happy years of retirement. Eula was a member of Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, Va. 23221, where a memorial celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, preceded by interment in The Reveille Garth. For those wishing to make a donation in Eula's memory, her family suggests Reveille United Methodist Church or the American Hospice Foundation, 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20037, www.americanhospice.org. Arrangements by Bennett Funeral Home.


 


 

Earl Vivian Butler

Earl Vivian Butler, 91, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009, at his home in Scottsville, with his daughter by his side., He was born on February 1, 1918, in Fluvanna County, a son of the late Samuel Vivian and Mattie Perkins (O'Brien) Butler., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Frances Farrish Butler; two brothers, Forrest and Sammy Butler; and one sister, Juanita Dansey., Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Beverley and Charles Baber; and a brother, Malcolm Butler and his wife, Gertrude, of Scottsville. He will be dearly missed by many people, especially his brother, who lived next door., Earl was a member of Scottsville United Methodist Church. He was very proud that he served his country for more than four years during World War II. After returning home in 1945, he worked as an automobile mechanic in Scottsville and later in Charlottesville. When he retired, he and his wife enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques., No one could have been loved more than Earl was by his wife and daughter. He was a kind, caring, unselfish person who put everyone else's needs above his own. Everyone who met him loved and respected him. He was a true servant of mankind., There will be no formal visitation night. A viewing will be held from 12 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville., The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Scottsville United Methodist Church by the Reverend Jeane Dunkum. Burial will follow at Scottsville Cemetery., Memorial contributions may be sent to the Scottsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 280, Scottsville, VA 24590.


 


 

East, Donald Lewis

It's Monday, November 30, 2009, and Donald Lewis East, of Roanoke, Va., is walking side-by-side with his Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior. Don is celebrating in God's presence at the age of 76. He was a gifted musician. A natural chordsman, he played rhythm guitar for such bands as The Divots, The Coordinators, and The Royal Kings. In 1968 Don was "born again" and moved to Lexington, Ky., where he played for a Christian band called The Contenders. He would later continue his ministry through music with the band Truth and the Coeburn Christian Family Band. He wrote several songs such as "Let Us Thank Him" and "Kingdom Clan." But Don's greatest gift was his ability to minister and fellowship with the youth. He called them his "Rookies" or "Rookettes." Don opened "God's Tree House," a building where the youth could play sports guided by Christian leadership. In 1985 Don moved back to Virginia and continued with his youth ministry. Don was blessed with the gift of creativity. He could make something out of nothing and turn it into a masterpiece. He would share this creativity with his "Rookies." Don was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and three brothers. Don's legacy continues to live through numerous nieces and nephews; rookies and rookettes. The family wishes a heartfelt thank you to Dr. William Ward and everyone at Salem Health and Rehab. A celebration of Don's life will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Pastor Mike Lauridsen of Parkway Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Edward M. SMITH Jr.

Sody attended Hampton High School and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was very proud of his service to his country in the 8th Air Force and his country recognized his extraordinary and courageous service 58 years later by awarding him the Distinguished Flying Cross. The 8th Air Force was an important entity in his life and he enjoyed traveling to reunion events throughout the country., Upon his return from military service at the end of the war, he became a devoted family man and was self employed as a successful general contractor. He claimed to have been the first person to drive through the Hampton Roads Tunnel tasked with hauling materials needed on the other side. Even more remarkable was that he had to drive a dump truck backwards, avoiding scaffolding and workmen the entire length., Sody was a founding member of the Fox Hill Recreation Association and integral in the design and building of the Francis Asbury Softball Park. He loved Fox Hill Fastpitch Softball and traveled the country to National tournaments in support of his team. He was very involved in his community and was a member of the Fox Hill Volunteer Fire Department for 63 years, the Fox Hill Historical Society, American Legion Post 48 and Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church., Sody was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Marvin and Nina Smith, siblings Marshall Smith, Frances Rubrecht and Geraldine Kastleberg. He was also preceded by the love of his life Mary Smith, his wife of 66 years., He is survived by daughter Joy Long and husband the Honorable R. Bruce Long, son Craig Smith and wife Christy, grandchildren Cameron and Ashley (Victoria) Long, Leslie (Joshua) Cumbow and Kyle Smith. Sody is also survived by four beloved great-grandsons Conner, Corey, Gavin and Ethan Long, brother-in-law Dr. John Watson and his wife Debbie, sister-in-law Anna Marie Smith and several nieces and nephews., The family would like thank the caring staff at York Convalescent Home and Mary Immaculate Hospital for their compassion and assistance., In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to a favorite charity.


 


 

Eldor M. Umlang

Eldor Melvin Umlang, 74, of Chester, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009., He was the son of the late Adolf and Mary Lehmann Umlang. Mr.Umlang was a member of The Upper Room Chapel, where he was the head deacon and chairman of the board. Eldor loved his church and was active where ever he was needed., He is survived by his wife, A. Barbara Self-Umlang; children, Sandra Plagens of Houston, Linda Greszler and husband, Dave, of Mansfield, Texas, Kenneth Umlang and wife, Beth, of Orange County, Calif., Brenda Murphy and husband, Brian, of Arlington, Texas, David Umlang and wife, Karen, of San Antonio, Bobby Self and wife, Lynn, of Midlothian, Va., Hugh Self and wife, April, of Powhatan, Va., David Self and wife, Pam, of Richmond, Va.; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at The Upper Room Chapel, 7013 Dyer Lane, Richmond, VA 23225, with Pastor Mark Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Bermuda Memorial Park Enon, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at


 


 

Elise Hanley Corcoran

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Elizabeth O. HANLON

Elizabeth graduated from St. Vincent High School in Plymouth, Pa. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Joseph Church, a volunteer at Holy Family Retreat House, a member of Holy Family Retreat League, a volunteer in the library at St. Mary Star of the Sea School, and a substitute teacher in Hampton elementary schools., Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Hanlon; parents, Thomas and Rose Raub O'Rourke; sisters, Catherine Dvoroznak and Ellen Rubitski; brothers, John, George, Donald, William, Thomas and Leonard O'Rourke., She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Lester and her husband, Harold of Hampton; son, William Hanlon and his wife, Judy of Smithfield; two sisters, Ruth Sherman of Plymouth, Pa., Margaret Melone and her husband, Al of Pittston, Pa., and Betty Hanlon of Smithfield; grandchildren, Erin Hanlon Montgomery and husband, Mark of Richmond, Neil Hanlon and wife, Haley of Newport News, and James Hanlon of Smithfield; step grandchildren, Rebecca and Andy Ryan of Yorktown; great-grandchildren, Lawson and Ainsleigh Montgomery, and Austin Hanlon; several nieces, nephews and their families., The family thanks the Devonshire staff with special thanks to the entire staff of Assisted Living for their care and kindness; Dr. Jennifer McCord and Rose of the Hampton Family Practice and Personal Touch Hospice., A Christian Wake Service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. The family will receive friends until 4:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 Buckroe Ave., Hampton. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park., The family wishes memorial contributions to be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Poor Clares in New Kent, Va., Arrangements are by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Avenue, in downtown Hampton, 757-723-3191. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Elizabeth Wright Harlow

Elizabeth Wright Harlow, 76, of Charlottesville, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at a local care facility., Born October 14, 1933, in Wytheville, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Wright and Minnie Burnette Wright. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mac Murphy Harlow; two sons, Jack P. Harlow and Jeff D. Harlow; three sisters, Goldie Addcock, Ailene Furrow and Martha Meredith; and three brothers, Graham Wright, Lacey Wright and Monroe Wright., Mrs. Harlow was a member of Effort Baptist Church., Surviving her are three sons, Don M. Harlow of Forest, Virginia, Charles M. Harlow of Palmyra and Curtis D. Harlow of New York; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Pugh of Charlottesville, Juanita Harlow of Charlottesville, Gertrude Bourne of Palmyra and Ruby Hypes of Richmond; and two brothers, Marshall Wright of Charlottesville and Larry Wright of Delaware., A graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Effort Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Sidney Craig officiating., The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home., The family extends their special thanks and gratitude to the administration and staff of Trinity Mission for their professional and compassionate care given to Mrs. Harlow., The family suggests that any desired memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Mission Patient Care Fund, 1150 Northwest Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


 


 

Ellis, Mildred

will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. James Woodland officiating. The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, today from 4 to 6 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Elmore W. Johnson "Bro" (In Memoriam)

JOHNSON- In loving memory of Elmore W. "Bro" Johnson, who departed this life December 3, 1988. Time can't erase loving memories. Though 21 years have gone by, we know you're still watching over us, from your home up in the sky. ~Family & Friends


 


 

Erma L. Carrington

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Ernest C. Foster 

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Ernest J. Vaughan

A funeral service for Mr. Ernest Junior Vaughan, age 50, of 2108 Oak Lane, Apt. 1, Petersburg, who departed this life for eternal life with our Lord and Savior after a short illness on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at his residence, will held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Chapel of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Rev. Dennis Blanding, pastor of Baptist Temple, Petersburg, officiating. The interment will be in Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence, 20000 Oakland Ave., Colonial Heights, 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, A homegoing service for Ms. Mary Walker will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, Harrison Street, Petersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Tillman officiating. Buriall will follow at the Jones Family Cemetery, Dinwiddie. Viewing will be held on Friday at the funeral home., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, (804) 863-4411., Rachel Ercelle Spain Worrell, 90, 0f Hopewell, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Waverly, Va., Mrs. Worrell was born in Prince George County and was a resident of this area most of her life. She was a retired inspector with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Epps and Cora Lee Cabiness Spain; her husband, Cleve W.Worrell; a sister, Dorothy Hudson; a grandson, Donnie Callis Jr., Surviving are her son, Richard Toney of Prince George; two daughters, Brenda L. Wagner of Hopewell and Patsy A. Emory of Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren., The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Sherman Wingate officiating. Interment will be in Appomattox Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redemption Outreach Center, Hopewell, c/o Redemption Ministries, P.O. Box 445 Prince George, VA 23875. Condolences may be registered with


 


 

Eugene W. Hickman Sr.

HICKMAN, Eugene W. Sr., 82, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2009. He was the widower of Lois W. Hickman; and is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Bach, Frances Kibler, Sarah Burles and Margaret Hambro; sons, Eugene Wallace Hickman Jr. and Darryl Wayne Hickman; sister, Ruth Wright; sister-in-law, Barbara Hickman; and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Hickman was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and a former sales rep. with Eskimo Pie. His funeral service and interment will be private.


 


 

Eula HARRISON

She was born on March 27, 1929, in Louisburg, N.C., to Eugene and Lucille Kearney Hawkins. She had been a resident of Newport News for 62 years., She was preceded in death by her husband, William 'Bae' Harrison; her children, Jack O'lean Martin Haynes and Kenneth Stallings Martin; her brother, Anthony Hawkins., She leaves to forever cherish her memory, a daughter, Iris Booker (Eric); two sons, Derwin Harrison Sr. (Annette) and Ernest Martin Sr.; 13 grandchildren, Stephenie Martin, LaTrese Coates, William Coates, Kimberly Tillery, Kenneth Pressley, Derwin Harrison Jr., Ernest Martin Jr., Shemeka Martin, Mareshah Haynes, Nicholas Nagovich, Zhanee' Booker, Nadia Finley and Sheree Finley; six great-grandchildren, Taya Coates, Jada Knight, Ernest Martin III, Ervin Martin, Maya Martin and Dashawn Harrison; and a host of other relatives and friends., The family would like to acknowledge the supportive Palliative Care Team at Mary Immaculate Hospital and the nurses in the Willow Glen unit at The Gardens at Warwick Forest who cared for our mother and grandmother during her final days., The final care of our loved one has been entrusted to the staff of Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Everett, Mary

will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth, 23704, by the Rev. Dr. John Throop and the Rev. Sue Crommelin. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Trinity Episcopal Church ECW in memory of Mrs. Everett. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

FRANKLIN KEAN

KEAN, Franklin D., 90, of Louisa, Va., died Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Dogwood Village Nursing Home, Orange. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen W. Kean. Survivors include his son, James Franklin Kean and his wife, Dr. Kate Hussman; two grandsons, Brian and John Kean; an honorary granddaughter, Dr. Melinda McCall; his brother-in-law, John Waddy and his wife, Jesse; and numerous nieces and nephews. Franklin was a lifelong farmer and cattleman in Louisa. His remains rest at the Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa, where the family will receive friends Friday, December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.


 


 

Fannye Mae Quarles Johnson (In Memoriam)

JOHNSON- In loving memory of Mrs. Fannye Mae Quarles Johnson, who departed this life November 27, 1991. You are now one of God's angels looking down from above. Always watching over us and showering us with love. ~Family and Friends


 


 

Frances M. GODDIN

PORTSMOUTH - Frances 'Faye' Marie Kelly Goddin, 88, passed away on Nov. 30, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Lee Goddin, Jr. and son, H. Lee Goddin, III., Survivors include her children, Judith Robinette, Sharron Jancalek, Gregory Goddin; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Sue Parr, Betty Odom, Frank Kelly, and C. 'Buck' Kelly., Services will be private. Condolences registered at


 


 

Frances Marie Kelly Goddin

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Franklin, Opal Virginia Bays

s 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Bedford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3443., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

GEORGE PRESTON

PRESTON, George Willis, 63, of Glen Allen, Virginia, died on November 28, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Dot; his daughter, Kate; a brother, Charles Rhea Preston Jr.; sister, Jane Phillippi; nieces, Terry Preston and Beth Dunn; nephew, Rhea Preston; and several grandnephews and nieces. George was raised in Rural Retreat, Virginia, and proudly graduated from Virginia Tech. He was retired from American Home Products, and enjoyed ongoing contact with folks from this company. George loved working on, and driving, his antique and race cars. He was a member at the Virginia International Raceway, and had many friends there. George was a CASA volunteer for many years. He helped numerous children who needed an advocate to speak for them. He found vast satisfaction in this work. George was devoted to his family and neighbors. He was an active member of Christ Church Episcopal in Glen Allen. He was loved by all, and will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, at 10 a.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059. At 9 a.m. a time of visitation with the family will precede the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Henrico CASA, 3001 Hungary Spring Rd., Suite A, Henrico, Va. 23228. Arrangements by the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street.


 


 

Garnett Mothershead

MOTHERSHEAD, Garnett W., 90, of Foneswood, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 30, 2009. He was the widower of Auburn B. Mothershead, a retired farmer, an elder emeritus of Ephesus Christian Church and served with the Farmers Home Administration for a number of years. He is survived by a son, Gerald W. Mothershead and his wife, Susan; a daughter, Ellen Martin and her husband, Bill, of Montross; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, at Ephesus Christian Church, Foneswood, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Montross Chapel of the Welch Funeral Home on Friday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ephesus Christian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sue France, 9642 Newland Road, Warsaw, Va. 22572, or Bon Secours Hospice, 1822 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, Va. 22560.


 


 

Gasparoli, Joan E.

Joan E. Gasparoli, 83, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gibson, Virginia

Virginia D. Gibson MITCHELLVILLE, Md. - On Nov. 27, 2009, Virginia Daughtrey Gibson, formerly of Woodlawn, beloved wife of the late John Creswell Gibson, loving mother of Laurie M. Gibson, devoted sister of Sally Lee Daughtrey, passed away. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Hurley Daughtrey and Inez Robertson Daughtrey. Relatives and friends may call at the Sterling-Ashton- Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. followed by interment in Lakeview Memorial Park. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Presbyterian Church, 2200 West Joppa Road, Lutherville, MD 21093., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Glenetta A. Conaway

Ms. Glenetta Alicetine "Onique" Conaway, 34, of 912 W. Wythe St., Petersburg, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009., She was born May 27, 1975, to Raymond Glen Conaway and to the late Christine W. Conaway. She attended Sussex Central High School and John Harris High School in Harrisburg, Pa. Glenetta was employed as a cook in Thompson Hospitality Inc. at Virginia State University., She leaves to cherish her memories: her father, Raymond Glen Conaway; her stepmother, Lisa M. Conaway; her son, Jamani T. Conaway of Courtland; her daughter, Imani Conaway of Hopewell; two brothers, Raymond Oneal Conaway of Harrisburg, Pa., and Mike Baines of Waverly; her sister, Alicia N. Edwards of Waverly; a host of aunts, uncles other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Mt. Moriah U.C.C., Waverly, with the Rev. Shelton Smith, pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Mt. Moriah U.C.C. Cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the church two hours 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


 


 

Goddin, Frances

Frances Goddin PORTSMOUTH - Frances Marie Kelly Goddin, "Faye," 88, passed away Nov. 30, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Lee Goddin Jr. and son, H. Lee Goddin III. Survivors include her children, Judith Robinette, Sharron Jancalek, Gregory Goddin; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sue Parr, Betty Odom, Frank Kelly, and C. "Buck" Kelly. Services will be private. Condolences registered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gregory, J. Lloyd

J. Lloyd Gregory, 84, of Martinsville, Va., passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Funeral 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, McCabe Memorial Baptist Church. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

HELEN STEED

STEED, Helen Hattan, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009. She was born February 19, 1930 in Covington, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Byrd Steed; her parents, Jacob H. Hattan Sr. and Ruth Wiant Hattan; and sister, Mary H. Reed. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela S. Dance (David) of Chesterfield and Kimberly Steed-Repass (Tom) of Deltaville; grandchildren, Erin, Scott and Davie; great-grandchildren, Serena, Amari, Jill and Macy; sister, Ernestine H. Fauber of Staunton; and brother, Jacob H. Hattan Jr. of Rockville, Va. She was a graduate of Covington High School, class of 1948. She was retired from the Virginia State Police, Safety Division. She was also a longtime member of Central Baptist Church, Ruth Sunday School class, and Marjorie Bailey Circle, as well as a member of VFW Auxiliary 2239. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Chesterfield Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Parkway, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o ACCA Temple Shrine, P.O. Box 9217, Richmond, Va. 23227


 


 

Haldaman, David L.

11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Redwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hardy, Sarah Alpha Bowles

s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Harkrader Sr., Stephen Scott

s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Harris, Eva Mae (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Eva Mae (Sallie) HARRIS One year ago today, our lives changed forever. The center of our hearts, our homes, and our lives was suddenly, unexpectedly gone from our midst. Every day since, we are filled with memories of love, thoughtfulness, and giving; these being the legacy you left us. Mom, we love you and miss you more with each passing day and we search the skies for the brightest star each night, knowing that it is your sign to us. You are in our hearts forever!, Nicki, Cindy, Vicki, Jimmy, James Edward, Crystal,, Caleb and Olivia, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Harrison, Arthur

. Condolences can be made to the family at www.altmeyer. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hartnett, Frederica

Frederica S. Hartnett NORFOLK - Frederica Scherberger Hartnett passed away Nov. 29, 2009, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Virginia Beach. Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Portsmouth, Frederica was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Mulvey Scherberger. She was raised in Norfolk and later moved to Washington, D.C. She married James T. Hartnett on Oct. 28, 1944 at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk. Frederica and Jim were both long-time employees of Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C. They raised their family in Falls Church, Va., where she continued to live until she moved back to the Tidewater area in 1999. Jim preceded her in death in March 1984. She is survived by three sons, Tom (Jenny) Hartnett of North Port, Fla., Fred (Beth) Hartnett of Norfolk, and Mike (Amy) Hartnett of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Mary (Greg) Poffenbarger of Owego, N.Y., and Nancy (Tom) Grogan of Fleming Island, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Jim Hartnett, Rebecca (Darryl) Shand, Matt Hartnett, Dave (Becca) Hartnett, Brett Poffenbarger, Tommy Grogan, Mike Poffenbarger, Kimberly Grogan, Brooke Hartnett; and two great- grandchildren, Alison and Gavin Shand. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today, Dec. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel Klem at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Sacred Heart Church on Graydon Avenue in Norfolk. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hedrick, Gustie Hollander

Gustie Hollander Hedrick, 87, of Troutville, Va., died on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, in the Memory Care and Enrichment Center of Richfield Retirement Community from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born on April 8, 1922, in Clinchco, Va., Gustie graduated from Crossnore School in Crossnore, N.C., and then completed her nursing education and was awarded her R.N. from Grace Hospital in Banner Elk, N.C. Most of her nursing career was spent in Roanoke, Va., where she was a top-notch and very popular private duty nurse. Her career spanned over 40 years, and she took pride in offering superb patient care. Many of her former patients stayed in touch with her, even after her retirement., Gustie loved to write, read and garden, and enjoyed the company of her cat. She passed her deep love of books and reading to her daughter, Zelma., She is survived by her husband of 60 years, L. Ray Hedrick, of Troutville, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Zelma and Charles Harris, of Pearisburg, Va.; one sister, Mamie Conkel, of Logan, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents, John Bunyan Hollander and Lettie Coffey Hollander; sisters, Lockie Rominger and Callie Foster; and brothers, Edwin Hollander, Roadman Hollander, Ivory Hollander, Paul Coffey and Mack Coffey., will be held at Oakey's East Chapel, 5188 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, Va., on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Bansemer officiating., In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Southern Care Hospice, 5330 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019, the , Central and Western Virginia, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, Va. 22901 or to a charity of your choice., Her family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of the Memory Care and Enrichment Center at Richfield Retirement Community for their caring and tireless care of Gustie. Thanks also to the staff and volunteers of Southern Care Hospice for their hard work and support during Gustie's final illness. Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel and Crematory, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Heely, Karen

will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, by the Rev. Robert E. Friend Jr. in Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Helen Fuller

Helen S. Jackson Fuller ABINGDON, Va. Funeral service for Helen S. Jackson Fuller will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Birchfield officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chad Fuller, Thorne Lovins, Lance Lovins, Stephen Lockhart, Beau Fleenor, Lucas Fleenor, Seth McKee, Matt McKee, Brandon Dye, Brennan Dye and Brad Fraizer. Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Dye, Kim Martin, Nerissa Brooks, Amanda Fuller, Nicole Brundage, Brittany Woodard, Brooke O'Dell and Steve Lovins. Online condolences may be registered at, Helen S. Jackson Fuller, age 88, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.


 


 

Helen Kathryn Medica

Helen Kathryn Medica, 74, of Scottsville, Virginia, died peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at her home with her loving family at her side., She was born May 29, 1935, in New York City, the daughter of Marguerite and James Barry Anderson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Monaghan., She is survived by her husband, Adolph John; her sons, John of The Plains, Virginia, and James of Aldie, Virginia; daughters- in-law, Megan and Kimberly; and her grandchildren, John Paul, Lauren Holly and Owen Christopher., Helen grew up in New York City, graduated from Notre Dame Academy and the Katharine Gibbs School of New York. She modeled at the Ford Modeling Agency of New York through which she met and later married her husband of 52 years Adolph John. A resident of Scottsville, Virginia, for 19 years she invested her time supporting and regularly attending the St. George Catholic Church. She served as a member of the board of Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville-Albemarle and participated in many local charitable functions and causes. Helen enjoyed her leisure time as a member of the Virginia Creepers Garden Club, Tri-County Riding Club and the Farmington Country Club. In addition she participated in local bridge and yoga groups. She also enjoyed traveling extensively around the world throughout her life. Most importantly Helen treasured and maximized the time spent with her loving family., The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Piedmont for their vocational excellence, tremendous responsiveness, support and care of Helen during the final phase of her life in addition to the medical staff at Martha Jefferson Hospital., A memorial mass to celebrate her life will be held at St. George Catholic Church of Scottsville, Virginia, on 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009.


 


 

Helen M. WEBSTER

NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Marie Webster, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009., Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Mary Ellner; and her husband, Gordon H. Webster; three brothers, Eddie, Dick and Harold Ellner; and a sister, Lorraine Knowblock; and special friend, Charlie Silver., She is survived by two sons, Jack Gordon Webster and his wife, Sandra of Yorktown, James Edward Webster and his wife, Barbara of Newport News; two brothers, John Ellner and his wife, Jane, Jerry Ellner and his wife, Dorothy of Pelican Lake, Wis.; and a sister, Mary Jane Ellner Galica of Oshkosh, Wis. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jason Wade Webster and his wife, Laura of Newport News, Holly Kristin Billeter of Yorktown, Jeffrey Webster and his wife, Kim of South Mills, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Billeter of Yorktown and Dakota, Dalton and Pippa Webster of Newport News., A Celebration and Farewell will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Fleet Reserve in Yorktown.


 


 

Helen V. Craig

CRAIG, Mrs. Helen V., of Church Hill, departed this life November 28, 2009. She is survived by her son, Lawrence A. Strange Sr. (Dies Marie); and daughter, Belinda M. Richardson (Jimmy); a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 North 25th Street, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Darius A. Alcaire officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery.


 


 

Henry C. Hill Sr. (In Memoriam)

HILL - In memory of my husband and our father, Henry C. Hill Sr., who departed his life 12 years ago today, 12/01/97, and my son and our brother, Reginald L. Hill, who departed his life 12/08/58 at the age of 12. Loved and sadly missed. Wife, Children, Grands & Great-Grands


 


 

Herman K. ELLIOTT

A Hampton native, he was born April 19,1928, to Alfred and Estelle Elliott. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses., Kenneth is survived by his daughters, M. Kim Elliott and Hillary Elliott; grandsons, Ryan Elliott, Malik Waheed, and Jamal Waheed; sisters, Bessie Talbot and Rose O' Neil ; and many nieces and nephews and valued friends., A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 717 Little Back River Road, Hampton, Va., Arrangements are Entrusted to the Staff of Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Hess Sr., Winfred

will be held December 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakeys South Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hiner, Harvey Taylor

Harvey Taylor Hiner, 83, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hinton, Rosetta

Rosetta E. Hinton NORFOLK - Rosetta Earnestine Hinton, 67, of the 600 block of West 37th St., departed this life Nov. 30, 2009. Born in Virginia Beach, she was employed at Bay Pointe Medical Center for more than 29 years until her retirement. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Fredrick Hinton. Survivors include her mother, Margaret Williams; brother, George B. Williams and wife Melvina of Virginia Beach; a host of relatives and friends. A funeral will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Interment will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. We invite you to send a condolence message in the family's guestbook at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Horace Brown

BROWN, Deacon Horace "Boolum," 70, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Thursday, November 26, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Brown. He leaves to cherish his memory one aunt, Annie Brown; a devoted cousin, Edna Brown; a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held Friday, December 4, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Alexander Johnson officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.


 


 

Huffman, Ann (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Ann HUFFMAN 12-3-1943 10-24-2009, Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven, Love and Miss You, Snodgrass Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Huffman, Ann Wysocki (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Ann Wysocki HUFFMAN Dec. 3, 1943 Oct. 24, 2009, Your 1st Birthday in Heaven, God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be., So He put His arms around her and whispered, "Come with Me.", With tearful eyes you watched her suffer, and saw her slowly fade away., Although you loved her dearly, you could not make her stay., A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest., God broke your hearts to prove to you, He only takes the best., We will miss your, Haystack Candy, Husband, Douglas Huffman; Mother, Lucille Ott; Sister, Jeanette Snodgrass & Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hunter Davis Richardson

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Inus K. Hudson 

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Irene Grinstead Pierce

Irene Grinstead Pierce, 82, of Crozet, died Monday, November 30, 2009, at Martha Jefferson Hospital., She was born on June 27, 1927, in Charlottesville, the daughter of the late Herbert Clyde and Lottie Patterson Grinstead., She is survived by her husband, James Allen Pierce; a son, James Morris Fretwell Jr. and his wife, Freda; a daughter, Judith Fretwell Pugh and her husband, Brian, of Crozet; four grandchildren, James and Daniel Fretwell and Ashleigh and Dallas Pugh; a brother, Herbert Clyde Grinstead Jr. of Charlottesville; two sisters, Margie Houchins of Charlottesville and Marie Shifflett of Crozet., She was a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW., The family wishes to extend appreciation for the devoted care Irene received from Dr. Lily Hargrove., The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Western Albemarle Rescue squad, P.0. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932 or SPCA, P.O. Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906., A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Hillsboro Cemetery in Crozet, with Dr. Alan Thompson officiating., Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

J. Lloyd Gregory 

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JOYCE BROWN

BROWN, Joyce C., of Richmond, Va., departed this life November 30, 2009. Arrangements entrusted to March Funeral Home, 2110 East Laburnum Ave. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Jade C. Clarke (In Memoriam)

CLARKE Jade C. Clarke Jan. 13, 1977 - Nov. 30, 1993 I can't believe it's been 16 years since I haven't seen your smiling face when you decided there must be a better place. Still missing you endlessly. Mom & Dad, Cynthia & Horace, Sister, Monique & Family


 


 

James Evans

James E. Evans BRISTOL, Tenn. James E. Evans, age 77, passed away Nov. 30, 2009, at Greystone Healthcare. He was the son of Harry C. and Helen T. Evans, and was born in Syracuse, N.Y., but lived most of his life in Little Falls, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Kohn) Evans in 1978; and his second wife, Janet E. Evans in 2005. He was very active in the Masonic Temple in Dolgeville, N.Y., and served as Master of the lodge in 1964. He was a 50 year life member of the Masons. He attended Marthina Memorial Chapel in Bristol. His career took him to many places around the world including California, Florida, Holland, Germany and Italy. He settled in Florida for the most of his later life but came to live in Bristol for the past five years. Survivors include: sons, Mike Evans of Denver, N.C., and David Evans and wife Doris of Bristol Tennessee; stepdaughters, Kimberly C. Spatol of Ilion, N.Y., and Melanie E. Godwin and husband Mark of High Point, N.C. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express a thank you to his special caregivers, Evelyn and Junior Morrell, Albert Spangler and AJ Kirkman. Also, special friend, Trish Van Schaick. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Marthina Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Sims officiating. A Masonic service will follow the funeral service. The burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Eastern Heights Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sullivan County EMS, Attn: Donation Fund, 3411 Highway 126, Suite 204, Bristol, TN 37620; or Marthina Memorial Chapel, Ninth and Glen, Bristol, TN 37620. Online condolences may be registered at, Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.


 


 

James L. JACKSON III

SMITHFIELD - James Lewis Jackson III, of Kenmere Lane, left his earthly home to live in his eternal home Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Sentara Obici Hospital., He was a native of New York City and retired in 1990, as senior court clerk. He was a founding member of Western Tidewater Radio Association and served as trustee and treasurer of Central Church of Christ in Smithfield., He is survived by his wife, Martha (Cindy) Ford Evans Jackson of the home; daughters, Lorna A Rembert (Herbert), and Jeannette L. Thompson, both of Bronx, N.Y.; son, Julian D. Evans (Suzanne), sisters, Virginia J. Handy of Malden, Mass., and Jacqueline Herring of Hampton; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren., Public viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m., and family visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Celebration Service will be noon Friday, Dec. 4, at Church of Christ, 204 South Church Street, Smithfield, VA. Burial will be in Albert Horton Jr. Veterans' Cemetery, Suffolk, Va., Shivers Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (757)357-9500 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

James Lawrie

James Woodman Lawrie WISE COUNTY, Va. James Woodman Lawrie, 63, died Nov. 30, 2009, in Lonesome Pine Hospital. He was the son of the late Mary Eaton Lawrie and Archer Lawrie. He was born in Doylestown, Pa., Oct. 10, 1946. He had lived in New Jersey, before moving to Southwest Virginia in 1985. He was of the Christian faith, attended schools in New Jersey, and was an expert student of ornithology. He loved nature and the woods. He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther Anne Lawrie; his mother; and his father. He is survived by his brothers, Peter Eaton Lawrie of Bristol Virginia, and Willis Patten Lawrie of Moneta, Va.; one niece, Bonnie Anne Lawrie; and one nephew, Christopher Lee Lawrie. The funeral service for Mr. Lawrie will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, Va. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time in the mausoleum chapel. Online condolences may be submitted at, Frost Funeral Home, Abingdon, Virginia (276-628-2131), is serving the family of James Woodman Lawrie.


 


 

James Lemuel Griggs

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James M. AYERS

NEWPORT NEWS - James 'Jimmy' Melvin Ayers went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 1, 2009., Survivors include his wife Kathy Ayers; four children, Nathalie Nunn (William), Jamie Ayers, Victoria Hardisty (Steven) and Jordan Ayers, all of Newport News; his mother, Lillian Ayers of Newport News; one brother, Fred Ayers of Philadelphia, Pa.; four granddaughters and three grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy E. Ayers, Sr.; and a brother, Roy E. Ayers, Jr., Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Hilton Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Hilton Baptist Church with Rev. Lynwood A. Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., Memorial donations may be made to Hilton Baptist Church, 101 Main St., Newport News, VA 23601.


 


 

James R. SPRATLEY Sr.

PLAINFIELD, N.J. - James R. Spratley Sr., entered into eternal rest Nov. 29, 2009., He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mac Arthur Spratley and John Lee Spratley Jr.; and one sister, Gloria Jean Spratley., He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 42 years, Mary E. Spratley; eight children, Janice Jackson of Springs, Colo., Sharon Spratley of Smithfield, Va., Brenda Spratley of Portsmouth, Va., Shelia Birchette (Jerome) of Bacon Castle, Va. , Angela Carrington (Joseph) of Plainfield, N.J., Leslie Wilkerson (Dana) of Plainfield, N.J., James R. Spratley Jr., of New Brunswick, N.J., and Rosanne Spratley of Plainfield, N.J., three sisters, Brenda Dixon of Hampton, Va. , Judy Ann Stringfield of Baltimore, Md., and Nancy Winnigin of Surry County, Va., and four brothers, Lionel Lee Spratley of Newport New, Va., Dwayne Michael Clary of Baltimore, Md., Andrew Lee Clary of Hampton, Va., and Robert Lee Winnigin of Surry County, Va., 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.


 


 

James Stamper

James Kenneth Stamper BECKLEY, W.Va. James Kenneth Stamper, age 77, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Appalachian Hospital in Beckley. He was a native of Konnarock, Va., and was a son of the late Arthur and Minnie Stamper. He had lived in Beckley most of his life and worked for Raleigh Motor Sales and then later retiring from Earhardt Motors in Beckley. He received his business degree from Beckley College. Mr. Stamper was an active member of Beaver United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer, Sunday school teacher and a lay leader of the church. He is survived by one sister, Mabel Stamper Adams and her husband, Henry, of Konnarock; a special friend, Juanita Dunbar of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Beaver United Methodist Church in Beaver, W.Va., with Pastor Paul Stadelman officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday following the funeral service at Laurel Cemetery in Konnarock. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service at Beaver United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting


 


 

James T. NOLAND

He was a graduate of University of North Carolina. Jim served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp and received the Army of Occupational Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of Abingdon Episcopal Church. Jim was owner of Noland Enterprise, a fire and smoke restoration company until the decline of his health., He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Campbell Noland of Gloucester Point, Va.; son, James Joseph Noland of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, J. S. Noland of Winter Haven, Fla., Graveside funeral services with military honors officiated by Chaplain (COL) David L. Wilson, U.S. Army, (Ret.) will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

James, Betty Shively

Betty Shively James, 65, of Ferrum, Va., died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Janice Ann SQUIER

SQUIER, Janice Ann, age 72, of Chester, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. She was born in Irvington, New Jersey, daughter of the late Howard E. and Marjorie Blythe Burster. She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Squier. Mrs. Squier greatly enjoyed crafting and collecting. She was a retired financial manager with AT&T. Mrs. Squier is survived by her children, Michael H. Squier (Laura) of Wharton, New Jersey, William J. Squier of Studio City, California, and Susan A. Surma (Frank) of Chesterfield, Virginia; grandchildren, Jamie, Kurt, Joseph, Thomas, Samantha, Elizabeth and Sara Beth; brothers, James Burster (Judy) of Stanhope, New Jersey and Robert Burster of Washington, D.C.; and sister, Kathleen Postma (Bouwe) of Bangor, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will take place at the Chesterfield Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 4 p.m., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 7065, Richmond, Va. 23221-0065. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


 


 

Jean Ford Peyton (In Memoriam)

PEYTON - Jean Ford "Bubba" Jan. 14 1944 - Nov. 28, 2006 Bubba - We can't believe it's been 3 years already. Everyday there's something that we hear, see or reminence about that reminds us of you. Your memory lives on. Forever loyal your Son & Daughter In- Law, Darryl & Regina


 


 

Jean Gray

Jean Wilson Gray GLEN ALLEN, Va. Jean Wilson Gray, 68, passed away on Nov. 30, 2009, at her residence. Born in Saltville, Va., on Nov. 12, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Chester Wilson and Agnes W. Buchanan. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff and Larry Buchanan. She was a member of Ridgedale United Methodist Church, a graduate of Rich Valley High School and had lived in the Richmond area since 1959. Surviving is her husband, Robert Glenn "Bob" Gray of Glen Allen; stepson, Glenn N. Gray, of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Maxine (Gene) Buchanan of Rich Valley, Fonnie (Jim) Holmes of Roanoke and Gipsie Harrison of Sterling, Va. Survivors also include niece, Rita Taylor of Chilhowie; nephews, Jim and Allen Buchanan of Rich Valley and Jamie and Josh Holmes of Roanoke; as well as several relatives in the Smyth County area. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home - Reid Chapel 412 So. Washington Highway, Ashland. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Ridgedale United Methodist Church, Saltville, VA, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


 


 

Jesse G. Hazelwood "Peewee" Jr.

HAZELWOOD, Jesse G. Jr. "Peewee," 78, of Glen Allen, passed away December 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Marvin G. Hazelwood. He is survived by his wife, Virginia H. Hazelwood; five children, Allen D. Hazelwood, Deborah MacLelland and her husband, Faron, Jesse G. Hazelwood III and his wife, Betty, Ricky L. Hazelwood, and Joy Hazelwood-Wilson; and six grandchildren. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Maury Cemetery.


 


 

Jessie Coleman

Jessie Boggs Coleman BRISTOL Jessie Boggs Coleman, age 74, also of Pennington Gap, Va., passed away Dec. 1, 2009, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol Tennessee. She was a retired surgical nurse from Lee County and had lived in Bristol for the past 10 years. Jessie was the daughter of the late Charlie Boggs and Flora Boggs Lambert and June Lambert. She was raised in Leona Mines, Va., and attended St. Charles High School, Wise Vocational Nursing School, and the University of Virginia. She was a member of Fellowship Chapel and also attended Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Helen Roberts. She is survived by four sons, Brian and wife Tonya, Todd and wife Shawn, Don and wife Donna and Randy Coleman; and grandchildren, Savanna, Annie, Marcus, Caitlin, Andy, Christopher, Colin, and Josh. She is also survived by four sisters, Geraldine Audia, Doris Bernadine, Pat Tankersley, and Mildred Stidham; brother, Dennis Boggs; and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks is given to the nurses and staff at Bristol's Wellmont Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice House, 280 Steele's Road, Bristol, TN 37610 would be greatly appreciated and much deserved. The family would also like to thank Reverend Scott Price and Reverend Walter Statzer for their prayers and loving kindness during Jessie's illness. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap. The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Scott Price officiating. Committal graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. Those attending graveside services should meet at the cemetery by 10:55 a.m. To view obit and sign guest book visit us at, 321 Harrell St., Pennington Gap, VA Phone 276-546-1121. Sturgill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


 


 

JoAnne C. DeWitt

DeWITT, JoAnne C., 74, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Richmond, passed away November 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max G. DeWitt. She is survived by her sister, Jackie Nappier and her husband, Andy; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. DeWitt was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Young At Heart. Her family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, immediately followed by a reception. Interment Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 1742 East Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23228.


 


 

John T. Brown Jr.

"Every now and again an individual comes along to change our lives, challenge our beliefs and help us focus our collective energy.", Mr. John T. Brown Jr. was born April 24, 1941, to the late Thelma Cooley and John T. Brown Sr. in Chesterfield County, Va. He transitioned into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn., John was educated in the Chesterfield County school system and graduated from Peabody High School in 1959. He went on to further his education at Hampton University. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Virginia State University. John completed post-graduate work at the University of Bridgeport. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve., Once arriving in Stamford, John affiliated with Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where he continued his spiritual involvement and eventually became the chairman of the Trustee Board. He relocated to Pennsylvania, and upon his return to Stamford, he joined Union Baptist Church., His life work was spent serving the community; he was the voice for the voiceless. John was best known for having been the president of Community Training and Employment Inc. (CTE), the local community action agency for 27 years. Civically active for many years, John Brown served on the boards of many local and national organizations. His participation included, but not limited to, NAACP, Human Rights Commission and Fairfield 2000, a regional planning agency. He also served as chairman of the Board of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Butte, Mont. He also hosted a weekly radio show, "Heritage," at WSTC. One of his last contributions to the community was Eagle View Press, where he served as the founder and co-publisher. In 2006, he received the first Stamford ICON award. This was the last of the numerous recognition awards bestowed upon him., He leaves his former wife, Dolores L. Brown and their two daughters, Kim Brown-Seabrooks and Tanya Greene (Darrell), both of Connecticut, a son, John Novak-Brown of Pennsylvania and a daughter, Stephanie Webster of New Jersey. He also leaves grandchildren, Aisha Miles and Darrell Greene Jr. both of Norwalk, Conn., and Kiana Webster of New Jersey. He leaves two brothers, Steve A. Brown (Sandra) of White Plains, Md., and Anthony D. Brown Sr. (Cynthia) of Dinwiddie, Va.; and a sister, Patsy A. Jones (Morris) of Prince George, Va. He also leaves two aunts, Rose Goode of Petersburg, Va., and Beatrice McEachine of San Diego; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Marcus Leggett, pastor, and the Rev. Herbert Holly II, Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, Va., eulogist, andthe Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Anderson, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va., officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery., The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the funeral establishment., A memorial service will also be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove St., Stamford, Conn.; the Rev. Tommie Jackson, pastor., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va, (804) 732-8911,


 


 

Joseph Leigh 

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Joseph Moore

Joseph A. Moore CHARLOTTE, N.C. Joseph A. Moore, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at his home. A native of Ferrum, Va., Mr. Moore was born to the late Joseph Moore and Della Shellor Moore on Aug. 15, 1929. He was a retired lieutenant colonel serving in the U.S. Army during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Moore was a member of American Legion Post 262 and the Earp Williams VFW Post 4059. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Waltraud Moore of the home; children, Charles Moore and wife Susan of Mint Hill, Regina Hunter and husband Daniel of Indian Trail; brother, Thomas Moore of Johnsonville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stephen and Heather Moore; and great-grandchild, Aiden Plyler. A private graveside service will be held in Salisbury National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort Bragg will provide full military honors. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service,


 


 

Joseph Taylor

Joseph C. "Joe" Taylor DAMASCUS, Va. Joseph C. "Joe" Taylor, age 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol Tennessee. He was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., and had lived in Pensacola, Fla., for 40 years prior to moving to Damascus in 2002. He retired from Monsanto Corporation in Pensacola and owned and operated his own air conditioning and heating company for many years while living in Florida. He was the proprietor of Taylor's Orchard in Damascus. Mr. Taylor was a former deacon and member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Damascus. He loved and served the Lord his whole life. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Taylor; one daughter, Irene Knowles and her husband Philip, of Pace, Fla.; four sons, Stan Taylor and his wife Deborah, of Damascus, Johnathan Taylor and his wife Dolores, of Cantonment, Fla., Mark Taylor of Middleburg, Fla., and Gordon Taylor and his wife Dina, of Laurier, Wash.; one sister, Patsy Keltner and her husband Joe, of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Bill Taylor and his wife Mildred, of Kingsport, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Cindy, Karen, Tony, Olivia, Brandon, Micah, Seth, Grace, Chloe, Simon and Sky; one great-grandson, Ben; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Guynn officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be Tony Williams, Richard Smith, Tom McGlamery, Brad Johnson, Tony Bebber and Rex Keltner. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Garrett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial tribute video may be viewed by visiting, Mr. Taylor and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.


 


 

Joseph WILLIAMS

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Juanita Hunt Phillips

Juanita Hunt Phillips, 80, of Schuyler, died Tuesday, December 2, 2009, at her residence., Born December 9, 1928 at Rockfish Depot, Nelson County, a daughter of the late John Ernest Hunt and Lena Fern Kidd Hunt., In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Hunt and Arnold B. Hunt., She was a member of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church in Faber, and a retired bus driver for Nelson County Public Schools with 20 years of service., She is survived by her husband, Levi W. Phillips; four daughters, Dawn Marie Bryan of Esmont, Diane W. Baker and her husband, Keith, of Rockfish Depot, Dana Lynn Rodgers and her husband, Mark, of Shipman and Doris A. Bryant and her husband, Scott, of Amherst; one son, Warren Douglas Phillips of Charlottesville; one sister, Doris Marie Smith of Manassas; and eight grandchildren., A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, Faber, with the Reverend James Wilson officiating., Interment will follow at the church cemetery., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at the funeral home and also Saturday, December 5, 2009, following the interment at the Church social hall., Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston (434)263-4097.


 


 

Julius O. BARTLEY

He is survived by his father, Julius F. Bartley of North Carolina; his mother and her husband, Wendy and Dalshawn Wilson of South Carolina; five brothers, Demetrius Flemings, Antwann Austin, Dale Davis and Derrick Cox all of South Carolina, and Tony Davis of Maryland; four sisters, Sadeja Bartley, Domionque Grant, Jacquania Wilson and Chimeka Rambert, all of South Carolina; his maternal grandfather, William Austin of South Carolina; his extended family, Howard and Stella Pettaway, Joshua Pettaway, and Tyrone Pettaway, all of Newport News, and Angel Bartlett of Hampton; two nieces Malana Lavelle and Janya Pettaway; his fiancEe, Shalynda McKenzie of Virginia; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews., Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park., Please leave condolences at


 


 

Katherine CLEMENTS

Our beloved Kathy "Kat" is survived by a son, Forrest Byrdsong; and sister, Mrs. Inell Lee. Mrs. Clements is also survived by three grandchildren, Donovan, Forrest and Jeffrey; three nieces, Evelyn, Helen and Shirley; a host of other relatives, cousins and devoted friends. Special gratitude to all of her doctors and caregivers who loved and cared for her., The service celebrating her glorious life will be held 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at First Baptist Church Morrison, 12720 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, Va. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church on Saturday., Professional services entrusted to O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 3009 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, Va., telephone #: 380-8871. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Kelley, John Duval

John Duval Kelley, 48, of Kodiak, Alaska, formerly of Draper, Va., passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, Draper's Valley Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Kris Holley

Kris Hammond Holley MEADOWVIEW, Va. Kris Hammond Holley, 54, a loving husband, father and son, passed away at his home Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, with his family by his side. Kris loved his family and the outdoors. He was a friend to everyone he met. He was husband to Debora; father to Kara, Laura and Amanda; and best friend to his dog, Sadie. An open house will be held at the family's home, 28360 Rivermont Drive, Meadowview, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. for friends to come together to remember and celebrate Kris' life. Pastor Paul Griffith is providing spiritual support to the family during this difficult time. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Farris Funeral Service has assisted the family with making arrangements.


 


 

Kristy BURGESS

She is survived by her husband, Edward Burgess; daughters, Morgan, Macalla, Malea and Mone't; mother, Sheila Harris of Fayetteville, N.C.; father, William McLean of Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers; two sisters; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends., A viewing will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at the church. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 2009, at New Beech Grove Baptist Church, 326 Tabbs Lane, Newport News, VA, with the Rev. Dr. K. Ivan Jones, officiating. Mrs. Burgess will be laid to rest at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton. The Burgess family is receiving services of comfort at Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home, 4304 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. (757) 728-0122 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Lamey, Loretta Bernadette

Loretta Bernadette Lamey, 94, of Martinsville, Va., died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Larry Watkins Sr.

Larry Joe Watkins Sr. BRISTOL, Tenn. Funeral service for Larry Joe Watkins Sr. will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Reid and Rev. Les Lee officiating. The burial will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Curcio, Timothy Simpson, Charles "Chaz" Forney and Chris Horner. Online condolences may be registered at


 


 

Law, Lottie Goldie Arrington

s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, from Flora Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lawrence Johnson Jr. (In Memoriam)

LAWRENCE JOHNSON JR. Peaceful be thy sleep dear son, It is sweet to breathe thy name; In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. Love, Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter and Grandchildren


 


 

Lee, Harry

Harry E. Lee VIRGINIA BEACH - Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Harry E. Lee III passed away Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2009, in his home in Virginia Beach after a heroic battle with cancer. Harry celebrated his 67th birthday the previous day, surrounded by his family and friends. Col. Lee was born in Albany, N.Y., on Nov. 29, 1942. Harry graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1960 and then attended Villanova University on an ROTC scholarship, graduating in 1964. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1975. Col. Lee proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 26 years. Harry Lee, a decorated F-4 pilot, served multiple tours in Vietnam. After the war, his tours of duty covered the world, which brought him and his family years of excitement. A highlight of his career in the Corps includes serving as commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312. This squadron was immortalized in the book and movie, "The Great Santini." Harry is survived by his wife, Susan Lee of Virginia Beach; daughter, Jennifer Murphy and her husband Steve of Indian Shores, Fla.; son, Harry (Ted) Lee of Alexandria, Va.; and grandson, Austin Weaver of Harrisonburg, Va. He was predeceased by his youngest son, Conor Lee, also of Virginia Beach. Following retirement, Col. Lee settled in Virginia Beach and worked for several defense contractors. Since 2001, he has been employed by Savi Technology. His lifelong hobby was golf. He tried to fill up his free time playing as much as his health would allow. The family will be receiving visitors Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. Both will be held at The Church of Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at https://www., form.pdf. Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office, is assisting the family., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Leonard M. Adams Sr.

ADAMS, Leonard M. Sr., 78, of Montero Avenue, entered eternal life November 29, 2009. He served 31 years in two different branches of the U.S. Military, serving in the Army 1948-1953, Navy 1954-1970, then Navy Fleet Reserve 1970-1980. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Adams; her daughter, Joyce Johnson; and his mother, Rosa Adams. He is survived by his nine children, Linda Bryant, Freda Heckinger, Leonard Adams Jr. (Cindy), Toni Adams (Clarence), Tracy Adkins, Larry Adams Sr. (Vanessa), Teresa Thompson (Sydney), Todd and McKinley Adams; an adopted son, Paul Wingfield; 24 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one aunt, Ruth Watt of Queens, N.Y.; three cousins, Ernest, Jean and Maxine Harvey; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. at Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Streets. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m., December 4, 2009 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 969 Rennie Ave. Father George Zahn officiating. Interment First Lawn Cemetery. Robert M. Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors. ***xf***0001694094-01-4.jpg***xe***


 


 

Linda L. Prillaman 

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Long, Grace Maurita

Grace Maurita Long, 91, of 940 Pasley Lane, Moneta, Va., died on Monday, November 30, 2009, at Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Village. She was born in Milford, Neb., on May 21, 1918. She was adopted by the late Paul T. Lenz and Eva Lena Huxtable Lenz ,of Hastings, Neb., as an infant. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, the Rev. James E. Long Sr.; one daughter, Dr. Roberta Anne Campbell; and one brother, Elgin W. Lenz. Grace graduated from Hastings College, and received her nursing degree from Samaritan Hospital and a master's degree in nursing education from Boston University. She was an accomplished violinist, pianist and organist. She loved to paint on canvas and to design flower gardens. While living in the Boston area, Grace served as Worthy Matron of Palestine Chapter No. 114, Order of the Eastern Star. Her love of children led her into pediatric nursing where she excelled as a teacher of student nurses. Retiring from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston Mass., Grace and her husband, the Rev. James E. Long Sr., returned to Lynchburg, Va., to live. Grace is survived by two sons, the Rev. Father Robert Harold Long and his wife, Betty F. Long, of Spartanburg, S.C., and James Edward Long Jr. and his wife, Sybille B. Long, of Sayre, Okla.; one daughter, Margaret Ruth Long Hager and husband, Phillip, of Moneta; 11 grandchildren, Tara Grace Campbell Herreras, Regan Helen Campbell, Kimberly Long Hall, Christopher Kevin Long, Katherine Montgomery Long, Robert Kenneth Long, Gavin Andrew Hager, Gretchen L. Hager Tipps, Nicholas Peter Long, James Edward Long III, and Shawn Alexander Long; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions maybe made to Lake Christian Ministries, 13157 Old Moneta Road, Moneta, Va. 24121, SML Lions Club Scholarship Trust Inc., P.O. Box 655, Hardy, Va. 24101, Angels from an Angel Tree or a church or charity of your choice. Services will be private. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, SML, 540-721-9375. To send condolences online, visit, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Loretta B. Lamey 

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Louise Carolina 

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Lundy, Alice Inez Ayers

11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Monta Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lynn McKitrick

Lynn McKitrick CLERMONT, Fla. Lynn McKitrick, 41, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Lynn was born on July 26, 1968, in Bristol Tennessee, the daughter of Albert and Mary Wilma Hyatt. Lynn was the owner of Say I Do Weddings and a past wedding coordinator for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings. Lynn was active in many things including, director of S. Lake Recreation, past president of the LC Hoops Basketball League, Lake Region Basketball Officials Association, basketball coach and a community volunteer for many organizations. She was a member of the Temple Freewill Baptist Church, Winter Garden, Fla. Lynn is survived by her loving husband, David; daughters, Charla, Kayla and Shayla, all of Clermont; mother, Wilma of Tennessee; siblings, Jeff Shaver and Erma Cooley, both of Winter Garden, Fred Hyatt of FL and Doug Hyatt of West Virginia. Funeral services for Lynn will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the 1st United Methodist Church, Clermont. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be made in Lynn's name to the XL106.7 Baby DJ Fund, P.O. Box 941840, Maitland, FL 32794-1840. Becker Family Funeral Home, 806 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont, FL 34711 is serving the family.


 


 

MARJORIE RUFFIN

RUFFIN, Marjorie Belvin, died November 30, 2009 at age 100. She was the daughter of Lucille Deaderick Belvin and John Allan Belvin, who was a founding member of The Country Club of Virginia. She was the great-granddaughter of Dr. Ephraim McDowell of Danville, Ky., who was the renowned pioneer in abdominal surgery, performing the first ovariotomy in the world on Christmas Day, 1809. She was also the great-granddaughter of Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky. She attended Collegiate School and St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C. In 1934, she married Craige Ruffin. They were married for 56 years until his death in 1992. During her life, she had been a member of The Country Club of Virginia, The Woman's Club, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, the Historic Richmond Foundation and the McDowell House which is on the National Historic Register. She is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Ruffin Cain of Leesburg, Fla.; two grandsons, Joseph Ruffin Cain of Jacksonville, Fla. and John Belvin Cain of Cape Coral, Fla.; three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. A service will be held at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue, on Saturday, December 5, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to either Odyssey Health Care, 2810 N. Parham Rd., Suite 150, Richmond, Va. 23294, or to the McDowell House, 125 South 2nd St., Danville, Ky. 40422.


 


 

MARY RANSON (In Memoriam)

RANSON, Mary E. Once again, your birthday has arrived and we cannot celebrate together because you have left our present sight and passed into a better world of majesty and light. But just knowing you are free from sorrow and pain, seems to be a fair exchange. Sending up much love from our hearts to yours. Love, Velma, Claude, Randall, Jewell and Sherron


 


 

Mae Lucas Tyler

TYLER, Mae V. Lucas, 82, of Charles City, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009. She was the widow of Lewis Beverly Tyler. She is survived by her stepson, Beverly J. R. Tyler; two grandchildren, Deneal T. Harris (Byron) and Brandon Todd Tyler; great-grandchildren, son-in-law; four sisters-in-law, Lula T. Fleming, Patricia T. Humphrey, Catherine S. Tyler, one devoted, Martha G. T. White; like children, Gilbert Smith (Raye) and family, Alice V. Johnson, Margaret Lane, and Susie B. Porter; nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted, Janet R. and Muriel O. Miles, Connie A. Wilson (Andre) and Jessie M. Parker; other relatives and close friends. Mae was a longtime member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Varina District. Remains rest a J. Leroy Charity Funeral Home, Charles City. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, at New Vine Baptist Church, Charles City. Interment church cemetery.


 


 

Malcom, Tiko

Tiko Ramon C. Malcom VIRGINIA BEACH - Tiko Ramon Cantrell Malcom entered into rest Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. He will be dearly missed by everyone his life touched. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Sarah Smith; his maternal mother, Annie Ruth Malcom; brother, Jabbar Malcom; sisters, Sandra (Clifton) Moore, Tarshae Greene; special friend, Shana Marquez; a host of other friends and relatives. Tiko was preceded in death by his brother, Willie James Smith. The family will receive friends today, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral will be Friday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at the same location. Interment will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Margaret GRAHAM

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Barbara G. Head and her husband, George E. Head of San Antonio, Texas; her two brothers, Frederick J. Knotick of Rockville, Md., and Raymond S. Knotick of Butler, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews., She was a Charter member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and St. James Guild. A past member of the XYZ Club sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, " The Live Wires" breakfast club with Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and "The Autumn Club" sponsored by St. Steven's Episcopal Church. Also a member of AARP and NARFE., We will miss your presence, kisses, hugs, smile, laughter, and jokes., A rosary service for Margie will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, and a Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport News, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at noon, preceding the gravesite service. Margaret will be laid to rest at the Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va., next to her beloved husband., The family wishes in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Society., Services of Celebration and Remembrance are entrusted to the Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Margaret J. Gatling

Ms. Margaret Joan Gatling, of 608 Higgins St., Wakefield, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her residence. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Peace-Bland Funeral Home, Waverly, Mr. James I. Gay, funeral director. Please send online condolences to


 


 

Marie T. CUTLER

She was a resident of The Chesapeake in Newport News; born in Philadelphia, she had been a resident of Hampton Roads since 1968, when Colonel Cutler was stationed at Langley Air Force Base., A wonderful mother and grandmother, Marie took great joy in her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a love of antiques and enjoyed owning and running The Antique Cupboard in Hampton with her husband in the 1970's. She enjoyed being an Air Force wife and was active in the officer's wives bowling league at Langley until 2008., She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel William Cutler, U.S. Air Force, retired., Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Cutler of Hampton, Nancy Bender and husband, Peter of Newport News and Barbara Yearby and husband, Tony of Pinehurst, N.C.; sister, Genevieve Phillips and twin sister, Veronica Bodne, both of Philadelphia; as well as four granddaughters, Mandy Shealy and her husband, Tucker, Kelly Neil, Meredith Bender and Katherine Neil., A funeral mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, officiated by the Rev. Ken Wood. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, in Arlington National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Social Ministry at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Mathew Taylor

TAYLOR, Deacon Mathew, of Richmond, departed this life November 29, 2009. He is survived by his children, Matthew and Marlin Green, Stephanie Cook; stepchildren, Alfred Brooks, Sedonna Stevenson, Sheree and Teresa Cook; three grandchildren; siblings, Mable Scott (Walter Jr.), Delores Brown, Phyllis Williams, Joseph Taylor (Betty) and Roscoe Taylor (Bettie); three aunts, one uncle, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 4, 1 p.m. at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 2600 Gravel Hill Road. Rev. Louis G. Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment church cemetery.


 


 

McLochlin, Delores

Delores E. McLochlin KNOTTS ISLAND - Delores Ellis McLochlin, 75, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Mrs. McLochlin was born in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., to the late James Lee and Eva Honeycutt Ellis. She was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church and was predeceased by a son, Earl Combs and brothers, Oscar and George Ellis. Left to cherish her memory are her children, David Combs and wife Terri of Camden, N.C., Julie Miller of New Mexico, James McLochlin and wife Lynn of Tennessee, Jeffery McLochlin, Jesse McLochlin and wife Bobbie, Jerry McLochlin and wife Irene, all of Florida, and Jancy Holmes and husband Bill of Michigan; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Della Lewark of Knotts Island and Ramona Lloyd of California. A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Knotts Island United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Cunningham and the Rev. David Combs officiating. Burial will follow at Knotts Island Cemetery. Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 


 


 

Michael Green

GREEN, Mr. Michael A., of Richmond, departed this life December 2, 2009. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later.


 


 

Michelle Cornell-Bowen (Shelly) (In Memoriam)

CORNELL-BOWEN Michelle (Shelly) Cornell-Bowen On November 25, 2009 it will have been 4 years since Shelly passed. Not a day goes by that we are not reminded of her beauty, intellect and unconquerable spirit. She lived life as few of us could ever aspire. Though hard to put into words, Mark Twain's quotation comes closest, " Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." There are few moments in life that allow you to feel heaven on earth, but when my mind wonders to thoughts of Shelly it has to feel something like that Love Your Family


 


 

Miller, Lillian Smith

will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel, Covington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Milorad Randjelovic

RANDJELOVIC, Milorad, 89, of Richmond, a native of Yugoslavia, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Radmila Randjelovic. Surviving are a daughter, Connie Randjelovic; two sons, Mike Randjelovic and wife, Lynda, Tony Randjelovic and wife, Nil; four grandchildren, Slobodanka Kostic and husband, Dejan, Lara Randjelovic, Sofia Randjelovic and Mira Randjelovic; two great-granddaughters, Malina and Natalija Kostic. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parham Chapel-Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at the Meadowbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mechanicsville. The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.


 


 

Monica Falconer

Monica Falconer, 89, formerly of Charlottesville, passed away in the wee hours, Sunday, November 22, 2009, in Scottsdale, Arizona., Born in Rutherglen, Scotland, she was one of nine children born to Henry and Mary McCarvel., Monica married John R. Falconer April 14, 1942, the same day as her birthday. In 1944 she gave birth to her only child, Russell, also living in Scottsdale. Monica was a loving mother, grandmother "Granny" to Carolyn, Richard and Kelly as well as great-grandmother to Ryan, Heather, Matthew and Andrew., For a number of years Monica served as Employee Benefits Supervisor of Allied Stores in New York City until she and John returned to live in Scotland in 1973. They returned several years later to live for many happy years in Charlottesville, where John passed away in 1994. Monica will be buried alongside her beloved John at Monticello Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville.


 


 

Morales, Angel

. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and during his time there he established an orphanage for war orphans in Qui Non, South Vietnam. He received the Vietnamese Medal of Honor, Joint Services Meritorious Service Award and the Army Commendation Medal. In the early 1970s, he was assigned to the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group in Madrid, Spain, where he met his wife, Maria Paz. After retirement, he lived two years in Madrid, Spain, with his family and then moved to Virginia Beach where he lived for the last 23 years. During his time in Hampton Roads, he dedicated himself to the Hispanic and multicultural communities. He also served the City of Virginia Beach as a member of several committees, commissions and organizations and was a huge supporter of the arts and humanities. Among these are the Hispanic Radio Program, Peace and Justice Committee for the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia Beach Census Committee, Virginia Beach Fellowship Committee, Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission, the Multicultural Alliance of Virginia, Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, Virginia Beach Rotary Club, Virginia Beach Sister Cities Commission, Organizer for the first Spanish-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous group in Hampton Roads, Global Cultures, InterĂ©s Hispano, Greater Hampton Roads World Affairs Council and the Diversity Taskforce of the Virginia Beach Public School system. A funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday, Dec. 5., at 12:30 p.m. at Catholic Church of the Holy Family by Father Joseph Slattery. The family will receive friends at the Hollomon- Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Murray S. PILSON

He enjoyed and loved many things in his life; his wife, Alice; his two daughters; his family; the Army; NASCAR racing; Redskin football; working on his cars; playing a card game called Setback; learning to cook; his dog, Skippy; cutting the grass; and helping his neighbors. He was a member of Langley Baptist Church for many years., Mr. Pilson was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Nolen Pilson, of 55 years., His survivors include his daughter, Annie Pilson; daughter, Sue Anderson and her husband, Russ; grandson, Ben Skowysz and his wife, Kim; and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Eric Skowysz., The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Parklawn Memorial Park with military honors.


 


 

NANCY KAIL

KAIL, Nancy Ferris, 93, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Born in Petoskey, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Pliny B. and Alice Robertson Ferris. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and a retired elementary school teacher with Petersburg Public Schools. Mrs. Kail is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Ira Joseph Kail, U.S. Army (retired); sons, Dr. James J. "Jim" Kail, DDS and wife, Joan, of Chesapeake, Va. and Frederick B. "Bo" Kail, MSN and wife, Liz, of Lynchburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kim Armentrout and husband, Darrin, of Midlothian, Va., Jeff Kail and wife, Denise, of Chesapeake, Va., Kristin Stowe and husband, David, of Richmond, Va., Nancy Freerksen and husband, Brian, of Lynchburg, Va., Joe Kail and wife, Leana, of Lynchburg, Va. and John Kail of Macon, Ga.; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 110 Union Street, Petersburg, with The Rev. Rick Greenwood, rector, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 564, Petersburg, Va. 23804. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


 


 

Nancy Earline Esposito

VIRGINIA BEACH - Nancy Earline Esposito passed away at home on Nov. 29, 2009., Condolences and service details can be viewed at 


 


 

Nancy F. Kail

Nancy Ferris Kail, 93, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009., Born in Petoskey, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Pliny B. and Alice Robertson Ferris. She was a graduate of Ohio State University and a retired elementary school teacher with Petersburg Public Schools., Mrs. Kail is survived by her husband, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ira Joseph Kail; sons, Dr. James J. "Jim" Kail, DDS, and wife, Joan, of Chesapeake, Va., and Frederick B. "Bo" Kail, MSN, and wife, Liz, of Lynchburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kim Armentrout and husband, Darrin, of Midlothian, Va., Jeff Kail and wife, Denise, of Chesapeake, Va., Kristin Stowe and husband, David, of Richmond, Va., Nancy Freerksen and husband, Brian, of Lynchburg, Va., Joe Kail and wife, Leana, of Lynchburg, Va., and John Kail of Macon, Ga.; and 10 great-grandchildren., A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 110 Union St., Petersburg, with the Rev. Rick Greenwood, rector, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 564, Petersburg, VA 23804. Condolences may be registered at


 


 

Nancy OFFAN

Nancy was a native of Leonia, N.J., and former resident of Seaford, Va. Nancy and her husband, Col. Ken Offan (Retired U.S. Army) started to travel the country in their RV in 2000, and traveled to every state, except for Maine, which they had planned to do before Nancy's health declined in September 2009., While living in Seaford, Nancy was a dental hygienist for Dr. Sidney Becker and other area dentists, and also at the Naval Weapons Station. She enjoyed raising and breeding Sealyham Terriers and was past President of the Colonial Terrier Club. She was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and enjoyed quilting, which will be carried on by her daughters., She was preceded in death by her son, John Patterson and is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Ken Offan; two sons, Danny Patterson of New Paltz, N.Y., and Mike Patterson of Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Cathy Lee and her husband, Dan of Burke, Va., Mimi Van Horn and her husband, Mark of Harahan, La., Margie Offan of Harahan, La., and Julie Gideon and her husband, Alan of Bristow, Va. She is also survived by her former husband, Don Patterson of New York; two brothers, Ted Wells of Lakeland, Fla., and Welton Wells of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Muriel Offan of Thibodaux, La.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service., Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Nicolina CALDAROLA

HAMPTON - Nicolina "Katy" Caldarola, 89, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. Born in Bayonne, N.J., she had been a resident of Hampton for five years., Nicolina was preceded in death by her husband, Vito; and recently by her daughter, Diane., She is survived by her sons, Joseph Caldarola of Portsmouth, N.H., and Victor Caldorola of Gaithersburg, Md.; nephew, Salvatore Girgente of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren, Michael and Elijah., A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Rev. Msgr. Robert Perkins., Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Dr., Hampton, 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Norman D. ANDERSON

Mr. Anderson had an outstanding list of careers, including many years of public service. He served in the United States Army, during World War II. He retired from Cheatham Annex, the Air National Guard and the New Kent County Sheriff's Department. He was a Deacon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for over forty years. He was a Mason, and a member of the 294th Port Company of World War II, which has yearly reunions. He also was involved in many other organizations which are too numerous to mention. One of his greatest love was the Gospel Group, "The Golden Stars Quartet", which he was one of their founding members., In his passing , Norman D. Anderson leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife of more than 63 years, Evelyn J. Anderson; his sons, Carlton Anderson (Peggy), Julius Anderson El, (Francine) and Ricardo Anderson El (Evelyn); his daughter, Regina Anderson; Mr. Anderson also leaves his loving grandchildren, James Carlton Anderson, Rashard Anderson, Carlette Berkley, Joseph Anderson El, Gabriel Anderson El, Kahlia El, India El and Samuel Ashe; his sisters, Barbara Campbell (Leroy) and Carla Bailey (Barry); his sister-in-law, Gladys Morris; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other loving family members whom he adored and many caring friends., A Heavenly Homegoing service, celebrating the life he lived, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in New Kent Middle School, 7501 Egypt Road, New Kent, Va. Mr. Anderson will be eulogized by the Rev. Clifton Collins. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The procession will leave from the family's home, 4030 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011, by 10 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Anderson will lie in state on Saturday, in New Kent Middle School, beginning at 9 a.m. until the hour of his service.


 


 

Ogden, Patrick Shane

s will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Butch Grow officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Old, Thomas William

Thomas William Old, 90, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Patrick Ogden

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Patterson, Kaleem

Kaleem I. Patterson NORFOLK - Kaleem I. Patterson of the 5300 block of E. Princess Anne Road, 2 months and 8 days, passed Nov. 30, 2009, at his residence. A funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at the chapel of Graves Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carver Cemetery. www.gravesfuneralhomeinc. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Paul, Francis

time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to or Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Perdue, Teresa Ann

s will be held at noon on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Roy E. Kanode officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Pete Rea (In Memoriam)

REA - PETE Five years ago today- When someone you love Becomes a memory, the Memory becomes a treasure. Loretta, Margaret, Carol, & Robert 


 


 

Prescott, George Escar

s will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Pugh, Katherine Louise Halsey

Katherine Louise Halsey Pugh, 85, of Vinton, Va., passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, Thrasher Memorial UMC. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Raines, Roscoe

s will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at the BroylesShrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, W.Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rawls, Vernon

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Reynolds, Ernest Frank

Ernest Frank Reynolds died peacefully in his sleep on November 28, 2009, in Roanoke, Va. He was born on December 8, 1916, at Twin Branch, a coal camp on the Tug River in McDowell County, W.Va. He was the eldest son of William Stanger Reynolds and Helen May Mounts Reynolds. In 1920 during the midst of severe labor strife among the miners, his entire family was evacuated by boxcar to the somewhat safer environs of Matoaka, Mercer County, W.Va. Ernie, as he was most widely known, was only the second later Reynolds in 11 American generations of his line not born in the Old Dominion. Ernie's first female American forebear was Cecily Reynolds. She landed from the ship Swan as an 11 year-old girl at Jamestown in August 1610. Ernie was a ninth generation direct descendant of Christopher Reynolds, who emigrated from County Kent, England to what is now Smithfield, Va. Ernie's first male American forebear landed from the ship John and Francis as an 11 year-old boy on Burwell Bay at the James River mouth in February 1622. Christopher Reynolds survived the Great Massacre of English settlers three weeks later., Ernest married on July 19, 1940, the former Susan W. Wall, a native of Madison, Rockingham County, N.C. In their 50th year of marriage they discovered she was also a descendant of Christopher Reynolds collaterally., Ernest and Susan had met when both were students at National Business College when it was located in Roanoke, Va. They had two sons, both born in Richmond, Va., Ern Reynolds, born on July 3, 1941, and Grattan Wesley Reynolds, born on May 26, 1947. Both sons survive, as do four grandsons, and one great-grandson. Mrs. Reynolds, a retired United States Deputy Marshal, died on December 22, 1997., Ernie's elementary and high school routine was accommodated to the paying work of logging, carpentry, operating pool rooms, and running a skating rink. By age 11 he owned an up-and-running sawmill. These adult jobs done in childhood contributed to his graduation from Matoaka High School in May 1935 in the bottom third of his class., Within one hour after graduation he was on the train to Roanoke. There he completed a two-year workload at National Business College in 13 months, amassing an overall average of 99% in the School of Business Administration., He spent one night in the ranks of the unemployed, fighting a hotel fire in Montcalm, W.Va. On July 2, 1936, he was hired as an auditor with the Carter Coal Company in Coalwood W.Va. His $90 per month salary could be spent anywhere as long as he never left the company store., Exactly one year later he had a rather unique job interview. It was preceded by a one night reconnaissance within the mines at Merna, Harlan County, Ky. Unlike several men in front of him who sought to be inoffensive, he revealed to the Mine Superintendent everything he had seen of the man's own sloppy mining methods. The man was Silas J. Dickinson, President of the Harlan County Coal Operators Association, and Chairman of that County's Democratic Party., Dickinson responded to the scathing review of his vocational skills by shoving a desk at him, saying "This will be your desk. Take these other gentlemen up front and pay them for coming.", That stint turned out to be three years in a round-the-clock job for $100 per month. Such hard duty included the most severe period of the Coal Mine Wars in "Bloody Harlan" County, Ky. Days he prepared Realization and Cost Statements. Nights he patrolled on foot from several lonely outposts to over-exposed installations, under the constant threat of more union violence. He served as armed bodyguard to Dickinson whenever the event was official, social, or political. Since Dickinson colluded with his son-in-law the Republican County Chairman (such as settling on the final elections figures the night before any mere ballots were trustingly cast) Ernie's early vantage point on business, politics, and life conduct was rather revealing., From the time he was a very young boy Ernie typed warrants and prepared other court papers for his father. William Stanger Reynolds was a Mercer County, W.Va., deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, and distillery raider for the West Virginia Liquor Commission. From this early association, Bill's son, Ernie, became personally acquainted with the most notorious operatives of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. They made it a point to cultivate legitimate law enforcement personnel. The economic and social history Ernie wrote extensively about later in life came from considerable personal experience., After marrying in July 1940 he worked in Richmond, Va., for one year at the Hungerford Coal Company. Beginning for a year in July 1941 he worked as a "cellophane wrapper" at the DuPont Company manufacturing plant. After America's entry into World War II, Mr. Reynolds gained critical occupation status as an auditor-investigator for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Mines, enforcing the McGuffey Coal Act. That phase began in July 1942, and lasted two years doing counter-strike work at government-seized coal mines. That was pistol-packing work among small coal operators in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. They were quite hostile to having their sale prices scrutinized for war profiteering. In that capacity Ernie set the Appalachian record for 21 successful price violation prosecutions in U.S. District Courts of the region without a loss. Many more similar cases of his settled -no contest -with substantial fines paid. Because of his notoriety as an investigative witness, Reynolds became a professional acquaintance of future Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, then Solicitor of the Interior., Whenever another government representative was intimidated by striking miners in Appalachia, Reynolds was sent in. He was the only field agent who could phone Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes at his home., Despite his being draft-exempt for occupational, age, and fatherhood reasons, Ernie paid for his own nasal surgery to correct a deviated septum -a step required for him to pass the military fitness examination. Thereupon he enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1944. He went through infantry, demolition, and Sea School training. He then put in a stint as a Sea School plowback "change sheet instructor" in San Diego. His pupils included the future Senator Joseph McCarthy, among others. He finally got to sea, trying to get enough nontraining time to qualify for Officer Candidate School. Forty of 41 such recommendations he composed were approved except his own. Harold Ickes' on-the-record boostership was also ignored. Ernie's vibrant record at a proprietary business training academy did not then count as college work. At the rank of corporal he worked as the Marine Detachment Shipboard Clerk and paralegal to the ship's sole legal officer. He was a "plank owner" aboard the USS Portsmouth (Light Cruiser 102) in the Atlantic Theater. His ship was sailing for the Panama Canal to engage in the Pacific Campaign when Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought the war to its unexpected end. He was honorably discharged in June 1946., Mr. Reynolds with his family returned to Kentucky and coal selling after the war. They lived successively in Harlan, London, and Louisville, Ky. He ...., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rhonda E. GREWE

Rhoda Elizabeth Schmidt Grewe, after a brief illness, followed her beloved Ed to heaven on Nov. 19, 2009., A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road. A reception will follow at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Road., Bucktrout of Williamsburg is handling the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Richard Lawson Inge Sr.

INGE, Richard Lawson Sr., 65, of Victoria, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Gregory and Helene Williams Inge. He was a truck driver for Mack Brothers and a retired heavy equipment operator with VDOT's Kenbridge Residency. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of VFW Post 9954. He is survived by his three daughters, Rachael I. Ashworth and husband, Carl, of Victoria, Maggie I. Seward and husband, William, of Kenbridge and Beverly A. Inge of Victoria; one son, Richard L. Inge Jr. "Dickie" of Victoria; 10 grandchildren; his brother, John B. Inge of Montvale; and sisters, Laura I. Jones of Appomattox, Betty I. Carter and Mary I. Fuller of Roanoke, Polly I. Hayes of Richmond, Doris I. Wallace of Kenbridge and Jane I. Hayer of Greenbay; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Staples Funeral Home in Victoria, where funeral services will be held Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House, Va. Please consider donations in his name to Hunters for the Hungry.


 


 

Robert C. Anderson

Robert C. Anderson, 80, of Prince George County, widower of Luzie A. Anderson, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009., He was the son of the late Henry J. and Dora B. Long Anderson. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, seeing service in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the Army he worked at the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier for 18 years., He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey H. Anderson and wife, Mary Ellen, of Ettrick, Frank H. Anderson and wife, Heide, of Prince George County; granddaughter, Amanda Anderson of Prince George; brother, Lake Anderson of Colorado; sisters, Myrtle Mitchell of Roanoke and Lena Duncan of Salem, Va.; special friend, Hannelore Miles., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in the Southlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Prince George Rescue Squad, 6602 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA 23875. Condolences may be registered at


 


 

Robert Lyon Jr.

Robert T. Lyon Jr. BLUFF CITY, Tenn. Robert Taylor Lyon Jr., age 87,of 1921 Chinquapin Grove Road, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Robert Taylor Lyon Sr. and Martha Maude Richards Lyon. He was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha of 67 years on Oct. 23, 2009; an infant son; two brothers, Jack E. Lyon and Aaron C. Lyon; and one sister, Florence I. Lyon. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Danny Jamerson; and a son and daughter-in-law, Bret and Kimberly Lyon, all of Bluff City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen L. Barker, Paris, Tenn., Shirley Netherland and Betty Netherland, Goochland, Va.; two brothers, Chesley E. Lyon, Lake, S.C., and K. Lewis Lyon, Texas; several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Ferguson and Rev. Scott Green officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 5 7 p.m. prior to the service or other times at the son's residence. 262 Sky Wa Mo Road., Bluff City. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m.. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the church on Friday at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting, and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel is serving the Lyon family. 423-538-7131


 


 

Robert V. POWELL Jr.

HAMPTON - Robert V. Powell Jr., 76, husband of A. Anita Powell, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton, Va. 


 


 

Robertson Sr., Sam Kolodny

Sam Kolodny Robertson Sr., 84, of Axton, Va., died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Robinson, Wayne Maxwell

Wayne Maxwell Robinson, 69, of Galax, Va., passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, Cliffview Church of God. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Robinson Sr., Clyde Stanford

s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Wilhelm officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Rose Abrams McCowin

Rose Abrams McCowin, 88, of Columbia, Virginia, entered into eternal life on Saturday, November 28, 2009., She was born March 4, 1921, in Fluvanna County, Virginia, to the Reverend Fletcher and Annie Abrams. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norman J. McCowin., She is survived by six children, a devoted son, Norman C. McCowin and Gloria, Avon D. McCowin, Phyllis Garrett and Jerry, Darnell Tilton and Allen, and Cheryl Boone; stepson, McKinley Kee and Petronila; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives., Her family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Mealy Funeral Home, 2530 Dogtown Road, Goochland, VA 23063., Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3845 Shannon Hill Road, Columbia, VA 23038, where the Reverend Lloyd Jackson is pastor and officiator. The Reverend Lloyd Feggans will render the eulogy. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.


 


 

Rose McCowin

McCOWIN, Rose Abrams, 88, of Columbia, Va., entered into eternal life on November 28, 2009. She was born on March 4, 1921 in Fluvanna, Va. to Rev. Fletcher and Annie Abrams. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norman J. McCowin. She is survived by five children, a devoted son, Norman C. McCowin (Gloria), Avon D. McCowin, Phyllis Garrett (Jerry), Darnell Tilton (Allen), Cheryl Boone; stepson, McKinley Kee (Petronila); 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 3, (tonight) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Robert Mealy Funeral Home, 2530 Dogtown Rd., Goochland, Va. 23063. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 4, 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3845 Shannon Hill Rd., Columbia, Va. 23038. Rev. Lloyd Jackson, pastor, officiating and Rev. Lloyd Feggans, eulogist. Interment church cemetery.


 


 

Ruben D. RUIZ

Ruben Dario Ruiz, a son of Teresa Herrera and the late Angel Dario Ruiz began his journey with life on July 23, 1966, in the Dominican Republic. He was the eldest of three sons Gilberto Ruiz, and Alvin Ruiz. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. His early education was obtained through the education system in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the New Jersey education system, where he learned to speak a second language, English. Ruben would sit and watch English channels on television and pick out different words until he became fluent in the English language. Ruben loved cooking, it was his pride and joy. He learned how to cook at an early age from his mother. Ruben joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Mess Management specialist (Chief and Manager) until he retired from the Navy. After his retirement from the Navy, Ruben worked varies jobs as a cook until he found a state job with Christopher Newport University as a cook. Ruben took pride in his job and loved his co- workers, supervisors, and customers. Ruben loved watching, collecting and recording movies. He was a member and deacon in training at Brothers & Sisters United Church of Christ., While serving in the Navy he met and was united in Matrimony to Donna Hall and God blessed their union with a son, Angel Dario Ruiz., In some years later while still serving in the Navy he met and was united in Matrimony to Bishop Felicia Ann Mallory- Ruiz and God blessed their union with two sons, Xavier Dario Ruiz, Antonio Marcos Ruiz; one daughter, Xandria Lavon Ruiz; and two stepdaughters that Ruben loved and accepted as his own, Quasha Shanay Austin, Teairah Tenia Dennis; and three granddaughters whom he adored, Tanaya Berry, Taniyah Austin, Aireyana Sparrow. Ruben was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. If somebody needed help Ruben would do his best to help that person., On Nov. 21, 2009, he answered the call of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ at the Veterans Medical Center in Hampton, Va., With an unwaving love and devotion for family he leaves treasured memories with his mother, Teresa Herrera; three sons, Angel Ruiz, Xavier Ruiz, Antonio Ruiz; three daughters, Quasha Austin, Xandria Ruiz, Teairah Dennis; three granddaughters, Tanaya Berry, Taniyah Austin, Aireyana Sparrow; two brothers, Gilberto Ruiz, Alvin Ruiz; and three nieces, Diandra Ruiz, Gabereala Ruiz, Alexa Ruiz; a devoted ex-wife, Bishop Felicia Mallory- Ruiz, and Donna Hall; two mothers- in-law, Sarah Mallory, Iris Hall; one father-in-law, Gene Hall; grandmother-in-law, Mary Powers; sister- in-law, Captain Shenin Sparks; a special nephew, Edward Sparks Jr.; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.


 


 

SARAH GRABLE

GRABLE, Sarah J. Burroughs, passed away November 30, 2009 at Our Lady of Hope Health Center in Richmond, Va. She was the wife of the late E. Sherman Grable Jr., professor emeritus of mathematics, at the University of Richmond. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Ryan; and a son, E. Sherman Grable III and his wife, Ruth; also surviving are four grandchildren, Jenny Ryan, Emily Ryan Chandler and Megan and Scott Grable. Mrs. Grable was a native of Washington, Pa. She was a lifelong musician, organist and choir director and was active with her husband in student groups at the university. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine D. Burroughs. There will be no visitation. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery will be private. It is suggested that memorial gifts be made to the E. Sherman Grable Jr. Scholarship Fund, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Va. 23173. West Chapel-Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Sam K. Robertson, Sr. 

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Samuel Green (In Memoriam)

GREEN - In loving memory of Samuel Green, who left us one year ago (today), December 1, 2009, after the death of his daughter, Samantha Green; and father, Walter Green. He came to the end of his journey, As a warrior he fought hard to do good, He did his very best, the best that he could, Remembering his smile, his words and his touch, We truly loved him so very, very much, On your journey you didn't go alone, The Comforter walked with you to your heavenly home, Rest my father, grandfather, brother and son, We miss you but your work down here was done. Your mother, Earline Green, daughter, Joanne Green, grandson, Jeremiah Green, sisters, Marjorie Green and Linda Taylor and family.


 


 

Sandra GLENN

Sandra was born Dec. 29, 1959, in Rocky Mount, N.C., to Frances Pair of Hampton and the late Robert Pair., Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Eddie; her son, Luke of the home; her son, Chris and his wife, Danielle of King George, Va.; her sister, Patti Brown of Hampton; her brother, RK Pair of Blanchard, Okla.; and countless other relatives and friends to cherish her memory., A graduate of Phoebus High School, class of 1978, Sandra began working at NASA Langley as a secretary, continuing her education through St. Leo College while working full time and raising her two sons. Advancing to the position of Contract Specialist at NASA, she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business management., Sandra attended Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Hampton. She loved bluegrass festivals, boating, Ladies' Day at the beach, and spending time with family and friends., The family would like to thank Sandra's friends, neighbors, and former NASA coworkers for their kindness shown during this difficult time., The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Dec. 3, at R., Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Armistead Ave., Hampton. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Fri. Dec. 4, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Queen Street in Hampton., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the local


 


 

Sandra L. WRIGHT

SALUDA - Sandra Lee Wright, of Saluda, entered eternal life Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Cephus Wright; eldest daughter, Demetria Richardson (Quentin); son, Sheldon Taylor; youngest daughter, Yesvia Wright; four grandchildren, RyShawn Richardson, Bree Richardson, Taylor Richardson and O'Shea Richardson; three sisters, Helen Dixon, Dorothy Johnson and Elzena Wake and other relatives and friends.


 


 

Sarah J. Baker (In Memoriam)

BAKER, Sarah J. Oct. 9, 1929 - Nov. 27, 2008 Do not grieve for me now I'm free. I'm following the path God has laid for me. I took His hand when I heard His call. I turned my back and left it all. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found peace early Thanksgiving Day. ~You are missed by Walter Sr. Walter Jr., Grace, Chris, your sisters and brother.


 


 

Scaggs, Hiley Irene

will be held 2 p.m. on Friday in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Christopher Yopp officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Edgemont Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to, The Scaggs family is being served by Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Scott, Bonnie A.

11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Shelton, Sheila Ann

time at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Shirley PERCONTE

NEWPORT NEWS - Shirley Mason Perconte, 84, a lifelong Peninsula resident, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Eden Court, Hampton., She was retired from HRT( formerly Pentran) as a coordinator for Handi-Ride. She was also a lifelong member of Denbigh Baptist Church., Mrs. Perconte was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Tom Perconte., She is survived by her two sons, Richard Perconte of Newport News and Stephen Perconte of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Gertrude Hubbard of Seaford and Norma Winner of Newport News; three grandchildren, Sarah, Philip and Rachel Perconte, also of Pittsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.


 


 

Short, Russell Lewis

s will be held 12 noon, Friday, December 4, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Joey Phillips and the Rev. Dr. John W. Ott officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Goodview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1057 Grace Court, Goodview, Va. 24095. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Simmons, Mary M. Peery

will be held at noon on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Rader Funeral Home, Daleville, with Pastor Mike Hogan officiating. Interment will follow in Haymakertown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Smith, Charles Jason (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Charles Jason SMITH Today there are no cards, presents, or cake, but this is still YOUR day. The day you came bounding into this world full of promise and wonder. Everything was simple and easy and there was so much to do. Yet you were gone before you got started and we are here missing you. You left us too quick, gone in a flash. So much left unsaid...so much left undone. Time does heal all, this we know, still it was just so hard to see you go. So on your first birthday in the heavens, we are left here with just memories. Memories of what was and used to be, your smile, your crazy infectious laugh, your beautiful heart and your amazing soul. Until we meet again we will keep these closely in our hearts., Loving you and Missing you, Mamason, Caleb and Family, Bonnie and Mia, Laurie, Daddy Bill, and the Rest of Your Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Smith, Margaret

at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church in Margaret's name., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sorey, Pheirba

Pheirba D. Sorey CHESAPEAKE - Pheirba Davenport Sorey, 89, of the 2700 block of Halsey St., went to be with the Lord Dec. 1, 2009, in Chesapeake. A native of Princess Anne County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil L. and Kizzie Jennings Davenport and the widow of Nathan E. Sorey. A retired teacher from Butterfly Blue School, she was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Cecil E. Sorey and his wife Jackie and Richard Lee Sorey Sr., all of Chesapeake; one sister, Grace McCormick of Norfolk; a brother, Edward Davenport of Suffolk; five grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and a foster daughter, Sherrie Aly of Michigan. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Providence Baptist Church, 501 Providence Road, Chesapeake, with Pastor Ron Heath officiating. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel. Please share a memory with the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Staton, Rita Arritt

will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel, Covington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stephens, Winston Harvey

Mr. Winston Harvey Stephens, 87, passed away in High Point, N.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2009. He was born in Montvale, Va., on April 19, 1922. He attended Roanoke College. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator over the Pacific. Winston was an avid golfer and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Adele Zimmermann Stephens, of High Point; his sister, Harriette Rothenberger, of Salem, Va.; two sons, Winston Stephens Jr. and his wife, Shery, of High Point, N.C., and Mark Stephens and his wife, Susan, of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Mackenzie and Katie Stephens; Luke, Leah and Rebekah Stephens; and Sarah Stephens McMurray and her husband, David; and two great-grandchildren, Trent and Asa Stephens. Memorials are requested to be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262. Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, N.C., is serving the Stephens family. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.mem.com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Stewart, Naomi Ruth Gates (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Naomi Ruth Gates STEWART 7/21/1934 12/3/2008, Eons have passed since we saw you last, Beloved wife, dear mother. Our world will be poor, forever more, There can never be another. Your praise is spoken, our hearts are broken, The love and joy you brought, our token. We love and miss you dearly., Charles Stewart, Jr., Your children, Richard, Charles III, Julia, William and your 10 Grandchildren, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Susie Coleman Brown

Ms. Susie F.V. Coleman Brown, 61, a life-long resident of Hopewell, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell. 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


 


 

Taylor, Paris W. (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Paris W. TAYLOR You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side., Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again., ~ Children ~, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Terrance A. Chavis (In Memoriam)

CHAVIS, Terrence A. In loving memory of our son, Terrence A. Chavis, who passed away July 19, 1998. You remain an angel in our mind & heart. We miss you a lot. Happy 29th Birthday! We love you, ~The Family: Wilson, Kings, Holmes, Chavis


 


 

Thompson, Demnis Marie

Demnis Marie Thompson, 88, of Spencer, Va., died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Arrangements by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Trocchiano, Betty

Betty S. Trocchiano CHESAPEAKE - Betty Theresa Schneider Trocchiano, 79, died Tuesday in her home. She was a native of New Orleans and lived in Arabi for 54 years prior to moving to Chesapeake. She graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School. She was the widower of Peter Joseph Trocchiano Sr. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis J. Trocchiano and Peter J. Trocchiano Jr.; two daughters, Donna T. Foltz and Kathy M. Trocchiano; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to noon with a funeral to celebrate her life at noon in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with Father Michael Bolling officiating. Condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome. com. The family suggest memorial contributions to CHKD. Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, La., will be handling the arrangements in Louisiana., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Turner, Evona Tanner

s will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Tyler, Doris Paxton

Mrs. Doris Paxton Tyler, 80, of Raleigh, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2009. Doris is survived by her husband, James L. Tyler; two sons; one daughter; four stepchildren; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Paxton Allen; and her brother, Mr. Charles A. Paxton. She will be remembered with great love and respect., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Umphlett, J. Randolph

s and all other times at the home of his brother Leon, 250 Middle Swamp Road, Gates., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

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1932 - 2009 WARNER, Doris Mae (Stinnette) Warner, age 77, of Daytona Beach FL, formerly of Lynchburg VA, died Friday, November 27, 2009 from a long battle with complications following surgery. Born July 24, 1932 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late John Stinnette and Ethel Mayhew Tomlinson of Lynchburg. She is survived by her husband Lawrence A. Warner and their son Larry Allen Warner and wife, Teresa. She was also married to the late Lester B. Jamerson of Lynchburg, and is survived by their three sons, Harold O. Jamerson and wife, Dara of Escondido, CA, Terry L. Jamerson and wife, Dixie of Lynchburg, and William T. Jamerson of Lynchburg. Doris is also survived by Lawrence Warner's daughter Arlene Warner Boardman and husband Bob of Lake Mary, FL. She has eight grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Doris had been a homemaker for many years but she also worked for General Electric on the Apollo Moon Flight Program in the 1960's. The funeral took place December 1st, 2009 at the Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach, Florida. Donations to the Christ United Methodist Church, 962 Derbyshire Rd, Holly Hill, FL 32117-2933 in her memory would be appreciated.


 


 

Van H. SMITH Sr.

His parents Ida and Phillip Smith preceded him in death., After serving his country in World War II, Van lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for more than 40 years. There he met and married his wife, Juanita Billie Smith., The Smiths moved back to Gloucester in February of 1985., Van is survived by his wife of 59 years Juanita B. Smith; brother, Hilton Driver; son, Van H. Smith Jr.; daughter, Jeanetta Butler (Abe); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two cousins who were also great friends, Robert Lemon and Willie Lemon. Van's four nieces were so special to him, Joann Petty (Van), Debra Treadgold (Chuck), Yvonne Nelson and Lisa McLenon (Brian)., Van was a faithful member of Apostles Lutheran Church since 1986. He loved his church, its members and Pastors., He cherished his godchildren, Joseph, Jerred and Valarie Michelle Shefflett., His funeral will be held at Apostles Lutheran Church on Dec. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the service., Interment with Military Honors will follow in Winsor Gardens Cemetery


 


 

Villalva, Ruben

will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Villamont Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Vincent HILL

HILL, Vincent L., 60, of Charles City, passed away on November 25, 2009. Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday at Little Elam Baptist Church, 8840 Church Ln., Charles City. www.wilsonafs.com


 


 

Virginia S. KING

She was a resident of Alexandria, Va., most of her life, but moved to Newport News in 2003., Virginia was a generous, loving, caring person, and will be deeply missed by all, especially her family., Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William King. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters., Virginia is survived by two sons, William R. King and his wife, Joan, and Ken R. King and his wife, Lynda; and grandchildren, Kristie, Rusty, Karrie and Ryan King; and two great-grandchildren; and sister, Gerry Reid and her husband Bob; and a host of nieces and nephews., The funeral service and visitation was Nov. 22, 2009, at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home Chapel, Alexandria, Va., with interment followed at National Memorial Park Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Asssociation, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Walker, Jo Anne Perdue

s will be conducted 3 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jackie Spence officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the or to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, SW, Roanoke, Va. 24018. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, with her family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lynch ConnerBowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wayne Lee Dunn

Wayne Lee Dunn, 73, of Crozet, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation Center., He was born September 20, 1936, in Waynesboro, the son of the late Gurney L. and Ann E. Robertson Dunn., Wayne was retired from Con Agra Foods with 38 years of service and was an Army veteran. He loved to hunt, fish, dance and spend time with family., In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Gibson Dunn, and his sister, Patricia Dunn., Wayne is survived by one son, Michael Dunn of Crozet; three daughters, Miranda Dunnemann of Evington, Brenda Rosalez of Crozet, and Annie Dunn of Nelson; one brother, Jerry Dunn and his wife, Dee, of Waynesboro, and one sister, Sherry Dunn of Chesterfield; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2009, at Rockgate Cemetery, Crozet, conducted by Pastor Scott Conrad., The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 961 Goose Creek Road, Fishersville., The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 3000, Charlottesville, VA 22911., Family and friends may view obituary, share memories and send condolences at www.charltonandgroomefuneralhome. com.


 


 

Webster, Helen

Helen Marie Webster NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Marie Webster, 83, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Helen was a native of Oshkosh, Wis., and was a Peninsula resident since 1956. She attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown. She was an avid bowler who bowled in two leagues and loved playing bingo. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Mary Ellner; her husband, Gordon H. Webster; three brothers, Eddie, Dick and Harold Ellner; a sister, Lorraine Knowblock; and special friend, Charlie Silver. She is survived by two sons, Jack Gordon Webster and his wife Sandra of Yorktown, James Edward Webster and his wife Barbara of Newport News; two brothers, John Ellner and his wife Jane, Jerry Ellner and his wife Dorothy of Pelican Lake, Wis.; and a sister, Mary Jane Ellner Galica of Oshkosh, Wis. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jason Wade Webster and his wife Laura of Newport News, Holly Kristin Billeter of Yorktown, Jeffrey Webster and his wife Kim of South Mills, N.C.; and four great- grandchildren, Brittany Billeter of Yorktown and Dakota, Dalton and Pippa Webster of Newport News. A celebration and farewell will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Fleet Reserve in Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA or to Bon Secours Hospice (Mary Immaculate Hospital) 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Welcher, Rita Walker

On Sunday morning, November 29, 2009, Rita Walker Welcher, of Roanoke, Va., entered the "land of pure delight, where saints immortal reign; infinite day excludes the night, and pleasures banish pain." Rita was the fifth child of Willard and Louise Walker. She was born on May 10, 1946, in Roanoke, Va. Her spiritual growth began at St. Gerard's Catholic Church where she faithfully attended until she became ill., Rita graduated from Lucy Addison High School in the Class of 1964. During her high school years she acquired and maintained lasting friendships that have endured the test of time. After graduating from high school she enrolled in a training program with Total Action Against Poverty. This experience allowed her to benefit from courses at Penn State University and Roanoke College. She later became the Director of the King Kennedy Headstart Center., At the age of 37, Rita completed the Burrell Hospital Nursing Program. This achievement gave her the opportunity to become a floor nurse at Lewis Gale Hospital and the Veteran's Hospital in Salem, Va. In May of 1966, Rita became the blushing bride of Lynwood Welcher. Two children, Karen and Kristal, were born to this union., In addition to her parents, her brothers, John E. Walker and Clinton Walker preceded Rita in death. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lynwood Welcher, of Roanoke, Va.; two daughters, Karen (William) Hackley, of Houston, Texas, and Kristal Welcher, Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons, Christian Alexander and Caidan Adam Hackley, of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Carolyn (Troy) Weaver, of Northern Virginia, and Joyce Walker, of Maryland; two brothers, Willard Walker (Viola), of Northern Virginia, and Alan Walker (Cheryl), of California; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and devoted friends., . Friends may call on Thursday afternoon, December 3, 2009, for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wesley J. PRICE

NEWPORT NEWS - Wesley John Price passed away Nov. 27, 2009 at the age of 53., He was born April 16, 1956 in Seattle, Wash., and graduated from Seattle University with an Economics degree in 1982. Most of his working life was spent in the energy field with nuclear energy hazardous waste clean-up. He maintained a keen interest in the alternative energy source industry. Wes loved traveling, music, our country, history and politics. His kind heart, good nature and insight touched many lives. He loved his family and in 2002 moved back to Newport News to care for his parents and work with his brother, Gordon, at Pro-Music and Sound., Wes is survived by his parents, Jack and Liz,; his brother, Mark; nephew, Henry; his brother, Gordon; and his sister, Kelley; brother-in-law, Paul Wesley; along with many beloved extended family and friends., We will gather for a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 23 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, VA. An informal gathering in Wes' honor will be held afterwards at the County Grill at 1215 Rt. 17, in Yorktown., In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in Wes' name to the, , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Wickham, Jack

Jack Elde Wickham VIRGINIA BEACH - Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jack Elde Wickham, 89, of the 1500 block of Hidden Cove, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., Jack was retired from the U.S. Navy after 32 years where he was a veteran of World War II, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and a hard hat diver. Later, he worked for VSE Corporation. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Phyllis Wickham and a son, John Maynard Wickham; and is survived by two daughters, Carol Joy Wickham and Joanne Wickham Filion and husband Dave; a son, Carl S. Wickham, all of Virginia Beach; and grandson, Nicholas M. Filion, his best buddy. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at, . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocean Park Volunteer Fire and Rescue or the ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Wilbur J. LAKE

YORKTOWN - Wilbur James Lake, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Arrangements are pending with Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

William AUGBURN Sr.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Hilary L. Dickens and Dwayne M. Augburn., He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Lillie Augburn; seven children, Lee Andrew Clark, Pamela Jones, Patricia Augburn, William Augburn Jr., Wanda Rogers (Keith), Valerie Walker and Gregory D. Augburn (Tracy); 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Straight forward and giving, he will live in our hearts forever., A funeral service will be conducted 1p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Kehukie Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, N.C. Interment will follow in Mary's Chapel Church Cemetery, Scotland Neck, N.C. Viewing will begin at 1p.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by family visitation from 6 to 7 p.m., Arrangements are by O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Williams, Doris

will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Suffolk Christian Church with the Rev. Michael D. Halley officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and other times at the residence of Cheryl and Kenneth Griffin. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Christian Church, Youth Mission Trip Fund, P.O. Box 1457, Suffolk, VA 23439. Condolences may be registered online at www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Williams, Elaine

s entrusted to Jeffress Funeral Home, Charlotte Courthouse, Va. Information provided by Riddick Funeral Service, 1225 Norview Ave., Norfolk., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Willie Cooley Sr. (In Memoriam)

Willie Cooley Sr. "Joe" April 6, 1924 - Nov. 30, 2005 Your memory is our own keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping and we have you in our hearts. Sadly missed but never forgotten. Love, The family.


 


 

Willis Wood Birckhead "Dusty" III

Willis Wood Birckhead III, "Dusty", 61, of Ruckersville, passed away December 1, 2009, at Martha Jefferson Hospital., He was born on May 7, 1948, in Charlottesville, to the late Willis W. Birckhead Jr. and Goldie Morris Birckhead. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Edward Birckhead., Willis worked at Hall's Auto Body, Inc. for 27 years, as an auto body technician, and was well known in the automotive industry in Charlottesville. He also served his country in the United States Navy, aboard the U.S.S. JFK during the Vietnam War. He was a true outdoorsman, who also loved gardening., Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Carla Mae Birckhead; two sons, Michael Wood Birckhead, and his wife, Casey, and Anthony Scott Birckhead, both of Louisa; four grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Ryan and Mike Jr.; a sister, Carolyn Wells and her husband, David; sister-in-law Betty Birckhead; niece Stephanie Buck and her husband, Jeff; great nieces and nephew, Carestin, Morgan and Zachary Buck; mother-in- law, Ella Mae Shifflett; brother-in-law David Hash and his wife, Cynthia; niece and nephew April and Mitchell Hash; and special friend Russ Man "Buck Buck"., The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Interment will be private., Special thanks to Dr. Gordon Morris and Dr. Robert Pritchard and their staff, for their kind care and compassion., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Jefferson Hospital Cardwell Cancer Center, c/o The Development Office, 459 Locust Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.


 


 

Wyatt, Evelyn

Evelyn L. Wyatt PORTSMOUTH - Evelyn L. Wyatt, 79, of the 1400 block of Maple Ave., died Nov. 26, 2009. A funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. in Parkview United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Yeatts, Larry Gene

Larry Gene Yeatts, 69, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009. Funeral Service 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Lakeside Baptist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131., Make a memorial contribution

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