Thursday, December 10, 2009

Virginia Obituaries 12/10/09


 


 


 


 


 

Adams, Billy

Billy Adams WILMINGTON - Billy Adams, 66, formerly of Portsmouth, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving is his wife, Margot, children, Kelli, Michael, Marc, David, and Bret; mother-in-law, Phyllis Fary; brother, Caryle; and grandson, Noah. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Christopher Church in Portsmouth. Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the towards Liver Cancer Research. Condolences may be made to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 

Albina E. Valentine

Beloved Mrs. Albina E. Valentine (Aunt Bena/Nanny) of 34 Limestone Way, Fredericksburg, Va., entered eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Mary Washington Hospital., Mrs. Valentine was a native of Petersburg, Va. She was born on June 10, 1922, to the late Marie H. and William Edmonds. Her sisters, Louise E. Hailes, Mildred E. Wynn and Carrie E. Birriel preceded her in death. She was married to the late George H. Valentine., They were surrogate parents to the late Benjamin Hailes Jr. and Constance M. Brown., Mrs. Valentine leaves to cherish her memory: a devoted and loving niece and nephew, Marie B. and Carl D. Edwards Sr. of Fredericksburg, Va.; one uncle, Ernest Hardy of Petersburg, Va.; one sister-in-law, Margaret Goodwyn (Robert) of Baltimore, Md., and one brother-in-law, William A. Valentine Sr. of Petersburg, Va. Also left to cherish her memory are a host of loving family members, niece, Louise L. Johnson (Ezekiel) of Hampton, Va.; nephews, Pablo Birriel (Maydean) of Newport News, Va., Frank G. Wynn of Fredericksburg, Va., Darrell Wynn of Petersburg, Va.; surrogate grandchildren, Vera Harwell (Ronald) of Ettrick, Va., Luther Brown III (Tabatha) of Hopewell, Va., Debra Jones (Ronea) of Ettrick, Va., Erick R. Brown (Chanta), Cassandra R. Henderson (Bobby), Carlos R. Brown, Kim Hailes and Benita Williams, all of Petersburg, Va., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Hardy, Edmonds, Edwards, Mattox, Hailes, Valentine, and Goodwyn families. Also left to cherish her memory are special friends and staff at the Canterbury House in Temple Hill, Md., A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White Sr., pastor of Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park., The family will assemble 11 a.m. at 3407 Dupuy Road, Ettrick, Va., the day of the services., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA 804-732-8911,


 


 

Alexander, Richard

Richard S. Alexander PORTSMOUTH - Richard Smith Alexander, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Portsmouth, he was a retired captain with the Portsmouth Fire Department. Mr. Alexander was a past master and 50-year member of Naval Masonic Lodge No. 100, 50-year member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, member of the Khedive Temple and its drum and bugle corps, past president and 40-year member of Dunn Hunt Club, AAA Baseball International League, Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, and Tidewater Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a high school and college amateur baseball umpire and was a baseball official with the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Alexander; three daughters, Pamela Deperro and husband Joe, Deborah Wynne and husband Matthew and Dorothy Edwards and husband Mike; three sons, William Alexander and wife Suzette, Gene A. Skinner and fiancĂ©e Naomi and Brian K. Skinner and wife Jackie; two sisters, Irene Kilpatrick and Evelyn Gugliotta; a brother, James W. Alexander and wife Mary Anne; eight grandchildren; one of which is a very special grandson, Michael Edwards; and three great- grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Robert Friend. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707- 3392., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Alfred Henderson Jr. (In Memoriam)

HENDERSON, Alfred Jr. In loving memory of you on your 48th Birthday. Although it has been six years, the precious memories of you are still dear. Missing you today and always. Your Mom & Family 


 


 

Alvin E. BLOUNT

Alvin found the Lord as his Savior at an early age. He was an active member of AF & AM Scottish Rites Fletcher Lodge # 26, King Solomon Royal Arch Chapter #1, O. L. Holman Lodge of Perfection #1, and an avid donator of yearly school supplies to Newport Harbor., He is survived by his wife, Florence Poole Blount; mother, Wilma B. Blount, Edenton, N.C.; daughters, Lora Days (Jody) of Richmond, Va., Crystal Moore (Douglas) of Lenoir, N.C.; son, Alvin McKeever of Petersburg, Va.; stepchildren, Tammy Simmons, Sandra Walker, Timothy Conley, Mark Conley, and Shadrack Conley Jr., Newport News, Va.; brother-in-law, Earnest B. Poole of Surry, Va.; and sisters-in-law, Vickie Blount and Lisa Blount of Petersburg, Va., and Mable Pierce of Newport News, Va.; 16 grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends., The wake will be held at the Six House, 2003 Kecoughtan Rd, Hampton, Va., from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The funeral service will be held noon, Friday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, 121 E. Carteret Street, Edenton, N.C. Interment will be in Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton., Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby Funeral Directress, 757-357-4742. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Arnold F. MANZ Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Arnold Fred Manz Jr., 81, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009., Arnold was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he attended faithfully and loved the Lord with all his heart. He was a kindhearted and loving person. Arnold retired as a self-employed drafting designer., He was preceded in death by his wife, Velman Johnson Manz; and his stepson, David Johnson; and is survived by his brother, Robert W. Manz, of Long Island, N.Y., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 69 Saunders Road, Newport News. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park.


 


 

Aulabaugh, George

in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 12, Aydlett, NC 27916. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is assisting the Aulabaugh family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

BARBARA CORSO (In Memoriam)

CORSO In loving memory of Barbara J. Corso, Dec. 9, 1939 - Nov. 9, 2008. Your love, hope, advice and wit are missed every day. Only God knows how much you are missed by your friends, family and your loving husband, Melvin Corso. Happy Birthday Beautiful Love, Melvin


 


 

Babb, Margaret

at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suffolk Humane Society, P.O. Box 5083, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered online at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bagley Sr., George

George V. Bagley Sr. WILLIAMSTON - George Vernon Bagley Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Martin General Hospital surrounded by his loving family and many friends. He was born Feb. 22, 1936 to the late R.E. Bagley Sr. and Eunice H. Bagley in Gates County. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Ann H. Bagley; son, R. Blair Bagley of Greenville; daughter, Ginger B. Hunsucker and husband Ryan of Raleigh; and daughter-in-law, Angela M. Bagley of Williamston. He is also survived by his sisters, Mrs. Thyreese Blake of Norfolk and Cora B. Buell of Elizabeth City; grandchildren, Trae Bagley and Samson T. Bagley of Williamston, Logan E. Bagley of Greenville and Preston B. Hunsucker of Raleigh. George was preceded in death by his son, George V. Bagley Jr.; brothers, R.E. Bagley and Thomas E. Bagley of Sunbury. George was a devout member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a hard- working entrepreneur and was the sole proprietor of Bagley's Equipment Company. Papa always said, "I love everybody," and he lived by this sentiment. George graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He was past president of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and was a devoted member of the ECU Pirate Club. He was the founder of BB&H Equipment Company in Elizabeth City before moving to Williamston. He served one term as county commissioner, was a member of the Economic Development Commission, a member of the Jaycees serving as a past president, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Marco Stock Club, Wednesday Night Stock Club, past local director of BB&T Band Board, and also past local Director of Wachovia Bank Board. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Robbie Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church and other times at 103 E. Vance Street. Online condolences to, . Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Barbara B. HILL

NORFOLK - Barbara Ballance Hill, 89, of the 1400 block of Harmott Avenue, died peacefully at her home Dec. 7, 2009, with her family by her side., She was a native of Suffolk and a longtime resident of the Lakewood community of Norfolk. She was the daughter of the late George Henry Ballance Jr. and Ruth Allen James Ballance., She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Rowland Braxton Hill Jr.; and son, Harvey Brooks Hill., Mrs. Hill was a longtime active member of the Lakewood Garden Club, serving in many capacities concerning local beautification projects, and in the making and judging of flower arrangements. As a former member of the Lakewood Circle of the Kings Daughters, she devoted thousands of hours knitting and sewing items for the Children's Hospital. She was a former leader with the Azalea Garden Boys Club, proud to have participated in the dedication of its library and in the judging of youth's creative arts. She also served the various organizations in support of her five children, including Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church., Mrs. Hill was an avid doll collector, especially of foreign and antique dolls, and maintained a keen interest in botanical matters. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her., Mrs. Hill is survived by three sons, R. Braxton Hill III and his wife, Elaine; George Ballance "Brick" Hill Sr. and his wife, Louise; Allen Bryan Hill and his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Bruce H. Darden and her husband, Bill; six grandchildren, Brack IV, Austin, Paris, Brick Jr., Mimi and Beck; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle Lane, Braxton and Walker; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews., Mrs. Hill is joined by her family in expressing a grateful thank you to those who provided for her comfort and happiness as the need arose, especially to her daughter-in-law, Louise Hill and caregiver and friend, Nanette Calligan., A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by the Rev. Nathan Gragg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements., In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice., Online condolences may be sent to the family at


 


 

Barbara Ballance Hill

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Barbara C. Bastian

BASTIAN, Barbara C., 78, of Richmond, formerly of North Carolina, died on Monday, December 7, 2009. She was the widow of Andrew Bastian. She is survived by her daughters, Cecilia Nielsen and Andrea B. Barlow; four grandchildren and one sister. Mrs. Bastian was an avid golfer and loved to play Bridge. Services private.


 


 

Barbara J. SEELBACH

Ms. Seelbach received her MA in Teaching from Rochester University then worked as an Elementary School Teacher at Rolling Hills Elementary School in Vernon, N.J., for many years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of the York River Symphony Orchestra in Gloucester, Va., and was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club where she taught and led White Water Rafting expeditions. She had worked as a Ski Patroller for Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Vernon, N.J., for many years., Ms. Seelbach was predeceased by a nephew, Ricky Blood (9/11/2001) and is the devoted mother of Scott Volski of Vernon, N.J.; dear sister of Constance Blood of Gloucester, Va., and Donald F. Seelbach of Douglassville, Pa.; loving aunt of Becky, Wynne, Bill and Steve Blood, Steve Volski and Susan Metuchen., The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, N.J., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7to 9 p.m. Cremation will be private.


 


 

Barbara L. RIPCHICK

She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Joseph H. Ripchick; three sons and their wives, Terry and Katherine Ripchick, Joseph and Lisa Ripchick, Michael and Stephanie Ripchick; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Margaret Mills, Edna Carter and Bettie Davis; one brother and his wife, Clarence and Grace Lawson., Memorials may be made to West Point Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, P.O. Box X, West Point, VA 23181 or


 


 

Belcher, Mark Ellery

Mark Ellery Belcher, 49, of Wytheville, Va., died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Arrangements by Grubb Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Benjamin McVAY

He was born Nov. 14, 1951, was a loving husband, faithful friend, a crazy brother, a devoted son, a wild uncle, a good father, a really cool grandfather, a grass cutting fool and an ole school biker. He loved his wife, his momma, family, and children. He loved summertime, camping, his Panhead, swap meets, flashlights, frozen root beer, the garage gang, his dogs 'Shy' and 'Jr,' and one of the cats. But most of all, he loved God., Mr. McVay is survived by his wife of 22 years, Maureen "Kevin" McVay; mother, Ruth Pencola McVay; three sons, Melvin Byrd and wife, Michelle, Joel McVay and wife, Oleather, Michael Chamberlain and wife, Lucy; a daughter, Crystal Shannon Bower; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Sarafina, and Malcolm Byrd, Makena and Ava Chamberlain; four nephews, Cory, D.J., and Tony McVay, and Ryan Moberley; a niece, Serena Moberley; a brother, Donald James McVay and wife, Debbie; and a sister, Marie McVay and her friend, Mark Greene., A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 9227 River Road, Matoaca, Va., with the retired Rev. James Taylor officiating., Weather permitting, all those who can, please ride your motorcycles. Requested dress attire is blue jeans, black shirts, and leathers, no ties allowed., Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at


 


 

Benjamin McVay

Sadly on Dec. 5, 2009, Benjamin "Mac" McVay left us all too soon. He was born Nov. 14, 1951, was a loving husband, faithful friend, a crazy brother, a devoted son, a wild uncle, a good father, a really cool grandfather, a grass cutting fool and an ole school biker. He loved his wife, his momma, family, and children. He loved summertime, camping, his Panhead, swap meets, flashlights, frozen root beer, the garage gang, his dogs "Shy" and "Jr," and one of the cats. But most of all, he loved God., Mr. McVay is survived by his wife of 22 years, Maureen "Kevin" McVay; mother, Ruth Pencola McVay; three sons, Melvin Byrd and wife, Michelle, Joel McVay and wife, Oleather, Michael Chamberlain and wife, Lucy; a daughter, Crystal Shannon Bower; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Sarafina, and Malcolm Byrd, Makena and Ava Chamberlain; four nephews, Cory, D.J., and Tony McVay, and Ryan Moberley; a niece, Serena Moberley; a brother, Donald James McVay and wife, Debbie; and a sister, Marie McVay and her friend, Mark Greene. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 9227 River Road, Matoaca, Va., with the retired Rev. James Taylor officiating. Weather permitting, all those who can, please ride your motorcycles. Requested dress attire is blue jeans, black shirts, and leathers, no ties allowed., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, or the Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at


 


 

Benjamin McVay "Mac"

McVAY, Benjamin "Mac," sadly left us too darn soon on December 5, 2009. He was born November 14, 1951, was a loving husband, faithful friend, a crazy brother, a devoted son, a wild uncle, a good father, a really cool grandfather, a grass-cutting fool and an old-school biker. He loved his wife, his momma, family and children. He loved summertime, camping, his Panhead, swap meets, flash lights, frozen root beer, the garage gang, his dogs "Shy" and "Jr," and one of the cats. But most of all, he loved God. Mr. McVay is survived by his wife of 22 years, Maureen "Kevin" McVay; mother, Ruth Pencola McVay; three sons, Melvin Byrd and wife, Michelle, Joel McVay and wife, Oleather, Michael Chamberlain and wife, Lucy; a daughter, Crystal Shannon Bower; five grandchildren, Sabrina, Sarafina, and Malcolm Byrd, Makena and Ava Chamberlain; four nephews, Cory, D.J., and Tony McVay, and Ryan Moberley; a niece, Serena Moberley; a brother, Donald James McVay and wife, Debbie; and a sister, Marie McVay and her friend, Mark Greene. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 9227 River Road, Matoaca, Virginia, with the retired Reverend James Taylor officiating. Weather permitting, all those who can, please ride your motorcycles. Requested dress attire is blue jeans, black shirts, and leathers, no ties allowed. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.


 


 

Bertha H. Gantt "Winnie"

GANTT, Bertha "Winnie" H., 77, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Edward E. Gantt Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Linda S. Trimmer (Kenny), Kay E. Shobe, Trina S. Cummings; sons, Chris Shobe (Debbie), Edward E. Gantt Jr.; three sisters, Courtney Ann DiSabito of Massachusetts, Shirley Magaha of Tennessee, and Deanna Parr of Richmond; seven grandchildren, Angie Miller, Kenny Wayne Trimmer Jr., Gordon C. Shobe Jr., Matthew Ryan Shobe, Jeremy Kyle Shobe, Kayla Leigh Gantt and Michelle Childress; and four great-grandchildren. She was a retired school bus driver for the county of Henrico. She was a lifetime member of St John's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church, 813 W. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23231. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 7231 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Richmond, Va. 23226.


 


 

Billy Johnson Sr.

Billy Joe Johnson Sr. BLUFF CITY, Tenn. Billy Joe Johnson, age 58, of 722 Old Elizabethton Highway, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at J.C.M.C. hospital following an extended illness. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late James Henry and Frances Rose Turner Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife Debbie Townsend Johnson of the home; one daughter, Shelia Burchett of Elizabethton; two sons, Billy Joe Johnson Jr. and Dustin Fillers, both of Bluff City; grandchildren, Christa Britt, Joseph Johnson and Karrah Johnson; one great- grandchild, a special (little man) Braylon Britt; one sister, Charlotte Keen of Virginia; and one brother, Roy Johnson of Indiana; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great- nephews also survive. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Tetrick Funeral Home Bluff City Chapel with Rev. David Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 8 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Weaver, Roy Burchett, Brannon Britt, Dustin Fillers, Joseph Johnson and Junior White. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Bare and Johnny Bare. Minister, pallbearers, family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tetrick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 425, Bluff City, TN 37618 to help the family with the funeral expenses.. Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting, and signing the guestbook.


 


 

Bobbitt, Betty Lou Holcomb

Betty Lou Holcomb Bobbitt, 79, of Blacksburg, Va., formerly of Galax, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009. She was born on November 17, 1930, in Fries, Va., to William and Alza Holcomb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett W. Bobbitt. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Gilmer Holcomb and Philip Holcomb; and her sister, Iris Harrell. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Deena Bobbitt, of Massanutten; her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Brad Winesett, of Fairlawn; and her grandchildren, Dylan Steven Bobbitt, William James Bobbitt, Jake Conner Winesett and Evan Alexander Winesett. In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Faye Fielder, of Nashville, Tenn., Laurene Copeland, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peggy Walker, of Peoria, Ariz.; and sisters-in-law, Carol Holcomb, of Daytona, Fla., Kathaleen Holcomb, of Faith, N.C., and Laura Carico, of Galax; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., Mrs. Bobbitt was a proud graduate of Fries High School. She attended Madison College, now James Madison University, and graduated from Lynchburg College, where she was a member of the women's basketball team. She later received a master's degree from Virginia Tech., Mrs. Bobbitt touched countless lives as a teacher and coach at Jackson Memorial High School, George Wythe high School, Hillsville High School, and Woodlawn Intermediate School. After retiring in 1991, Mrs. Bobbitt traveled with friends and enjoyed the "senior" activities at the Galax Recreation Center, including bridge and water exercise. When her health began to fail several years ago, Mrs. Bobbitt moved to Blacksburg where she was a resident of the Showalter Center and the Kroontje Health Care Center., Mrs. Bobbitt will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Galax Foundation for Excellence in Education, 311 West Center Street, Galax, Va. 24333, ., Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family. A guestbook is available at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brenner, Richard D.

s will be conducted at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009. Interment with Masonic rites by the Vinton Masonic Lodge # 204 will be in Evergreen Burial Park. The Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday December 11, 2009 at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Brown, Frances A.

s will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2009, from the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Mountain View Memorial Park with Pastor Rick Poland officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 10, 2009, and on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. each day at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Bruce Stevens

Bruce M. Stevens Bruce Stevens, age 87, peacefully went home to be with his Lord on Dec. 8, 2009, with his precious wife, Clara, by his side along with other family members. Bruce was born on Nov. 1, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Alice Widener Stevens; brothers, Gordon, Homer, John and James W. Stevens; and by sisters, Clara Bower, Ruby Davis, and Lucille Fentz; and his special dog "Angel". Bruce was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 41 years. He served his country during World War II during the European Theatre in the Battle of the Bulge and Berma receiving a Purple Heart for injuries received during those battles. He worked at Burlington Mills for 34 years. Bruce is survived by his wife of 58 years, Clara Deckard Stevens; one sister, Sally Stevens Haun; sister-in-law, Lorain Stewart; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Trunnell officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Garry Stewart, Walter Vance, Bill Stevens, Bill Davis, Harold Rhea and Greg Stevens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 Broad St., Bristol, TN 37620. The family would like to thank Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital 2 West, Dr. Manciin, Dr. Naik, and Caris Hospice care for all their love and support. Online condolences may be registered at


 


 

Bryant Jacobs (In Memoriam)

JACOBS - BRYANT J. You were funny, liked, and always loved. Happy 25th Birthday!!! From the many that cherished you 


 


 

Bunn, Alma Waldron

s 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Burks, Marion Thomas

s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at St. James Episcopal Church, 4515 Delray Street, Northwest, with The Rev. Susan Bentley officiating, after which her body will be interred in the churchyard of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sedalia (Bedford), Va., beside her husband. Arrangements are by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., "Receive her, O merciful Savior, into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.", Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Byrd, Richard Corey

will be held 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, in Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Byrum, Lloyd

. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed spending time manicuring his yard. Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 32 years, Anna Mae Gumm Byrum; his daughter, Beverly S. Carr; a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Mike Putnam. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Flowers are appreciated, but memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

C. Phillip Johnson 

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CHARLES FARRAR (In Memoriam)

FARRAR - Charles "Chuck" E. Dec. 6, 1961-March 25, 2009 Son, brother, dad and friend - Happy Birthday. Your parting has left a void, but filled with remembered joy. Your time was all too brief, but won't be lengthened with undue grief. God lifted up your heart and shared with Thee. He wanted you now and therefore set you free. Your family


 


 

Cardozo, Mosby

will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Carl Martin Filak

FILAK, Mr. Carl Martin, age 92, of Chester, Va., died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions are made on his behalf to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or to the Richmond SPCA at 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220. Condolences to the family may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.


 


 

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


 


 

Carolyn G. OSMAN

VIRGINIA BEACH - Carolyn Goldman Osman, of 3167 Silver Sands Circle, Virginia Beach and formerly of Hampton, a woman cherished and loved by so many, was tragically taken from us on the morning of Dec. 7, 2009., The daughter of the late Beatrice and Harry Goldman, Mrs. Osman began accumulating devoted friends during her childhood in Portsmouth and summers on the Virginia Beach oceanfront., Carolyn embodied selflessness. Her love and tireless efforts to help others, whether by uttering sincere and comforting words or by her generosity of spirit, time or money endeared her to entire swaths of Hampton Roads. Family was, however, the center of her existence., Carolyn is predeceased by her husband of 47 years and love of her life, Dr. Charles Osman, and survived by her sons, Michael and Bradley Osman of Virginia Beach and Louis Osman, his wife, Sheila Steinbach and their children, Yael and Hannah, of Teaneck, N.J.; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Charles and Dottie Goldman of Virginia Beach; and many nieces and nephews. Three children who held a special place in Carolyn's heart were her great-nephew, Harrison Wingett, and "her twins," Michael and Luke Moravek., The breadth and depth of Mrs. Osman's involvement in her community over the years are truly an inspiration. Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in 1973, Carolyn turned a potential tragedy into a strength. After recovery she not only became a registered nurse, practicing her skills at Riverside Hospital in Hampton for two decades, but she also applied for and was chosen as Virginia's Miss Hope, the American Cancer Society's official representative who symbolizes hope in the fight against cancer. In Virginia Beach Carolyn devoted her energies and her passion to Temple Emanuel, where she helped to oversee so many ritual and administrative duties, and to the Chevra Kadisha, who perform the Taharah Ritual, which purifies and shrouds deceased Jewish persons for burial. In addition Mrs. Osman, supported a wide variety of civil rights, environmental and Jewish charitable organizations and touched everyone with whom she came in contact personally with her giving spirit. Her loss will have reverberations throughout the community for years to come, though with luck and effort by all her inimitable spirit will live on. For in these troubled times Carolyn's unconditional loving and support should serve as a model for the way we treat each other., The funeral service will take place at Temple Emanuel, 424 25th Street, Virginia Beach at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, followed by a graveside ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Minyan will be held at Temple Emanuel Thursday at 6 p.m. The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Charles and Dottie Goldman. Minyans will be Friday, 8 a.m., Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m., Contributions in Mrs. Osman's memory may be sent to the Harry L. and Beatrice Moss Goldman Philanthropic Fund, c/o The Tidewater Jewish Foundation, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, or Temple Emanuel. Online condolences may be made to the family at


 


 

Carter, Edna Louise

s. Online condolences may be sent by visiting, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Chandler, Edward

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Charles Johnson (In Memoriam)

JOHNSON - Charles W. (Tanky) Happy 50th Birthday. This day December 8, 2009. We love and miss you every day. Love Mom, Childrens, Sister & Brothers


 


 


 


 

Claire E. Lipps

LIPPS, Clara E. (Baber), 93, of Richmond, widow of James H. Lipps, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. She is survived by her children, Barbara A. Sykes, Joseph Baber, Bernard L. Baber (Kay), Edith E. Grosz (Robert), Norman J. Lipps (Robin); nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Hunter C., John O. and Charlie H. Poindexter. Mrs. Lipps was a member of Monument Heights Baptist Church. Family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monument Heights Baptist Church, Music Department.


 


 

Clarence Vance

Clarence Howard Vance RICHLANDS, Va. Funeral services for Clarence Vance will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Richlands, with the Rev. James Denton and Rev. Stafford Compton officiating. Entombment will follow at the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Claypool Hill, Va. Pallbearers will be: Aaron Buskill, John Lankford, Clancy Deel, Ed Buchanan, Jeffrey Blankenship and Don Matney. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gethsemane Baptist Church and the Marine Corps League Detachment 980. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Casey-Shortt VFW Post 9640. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to send online condolences may do so at


 


 

Claude Easley 

Dec 10, 2009 The funeral for Claude Edward Easley, 85, of 3721 Wyatt Farm Road, Axton, who died Dec. 2, 2009, at Stratford Rehabilitation Center in Danville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Sharon Grove Baptist Church in Axton with the Rev. Thurman Echols officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by representatives from the Army. The family will receive friends for a half-hour before the service Saturday at the church and other times at his home and at 484 Cross Stitch Road, Dry Fork. Easley was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Axton to Abraham Easley and Olda R. Reynolds Easley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby G. Easley. He served in the Army during World War II, and he worked for 42 years as a crane operator for Northern Shipping Co. in Philadelphia, Pa., before retiring. He was a member of New Sharon Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Peggy J. Harris Easley of Axton; three sons, Donnie Easley, Ronnie Easley and Philip Edward Easley, all of Axton; four stepsons, Curtis D. Gore of Dry Fork, Clifton D. Gore and Charles D. Gore, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Michael E. Gore of Charlottesville; a stepdaughter, Mary E. Gore of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Wilma Easley of Axton and Joyce Easley of Martinsville; three brothers, Roy Easley of Hampton, Earl Easley of Axton and George Easley of Bridgeport, Conn.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Clifford, Nancy

Nancy JoAnn Clifford VIRGINIA BEACH - Nancy JoAnn Clifford, born Nancy JoAnn Ellingson, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2009. She was born Jan. 20, 1947 in Benson, Minn. She was a devoted mother to three daughters, Angela Keaveny of Chicago, and Cindy Dull and Bonita Dupre of Virginia Beach. Also left to cherish her memory are two sons-in-law, Billy and Christopher and three granddaughters, Keaveny, Sophie, and Rowan. She is also survived by a host of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, writing poems, telling jokes, and making people laugh. She always had a way of making people feel special. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be deeply missed. A funeral celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Virginia Beach. Flowers are welcome and memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Coley, Priscilla

Priscilla Coley NORFOLK - Priscilla Coley, 52, who was born in Norfolk, entered eternal rest Dec. 4, 2009. She was predeceased by her brother, Graylon Coley. Priscilla is survived by her mother, Ramona Coley; a brother, Nathan Coley; three sons, Telly Coley, Donyae Coley and Cordaro Coley; one daughter, Danyell Coley; six grandchildren; and a special friend, Bill Barnett, all of Norfolk. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the chapel of Graves Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Carver Cemetery. www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Cologne, Harry

s are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Columbus C. Parker

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Cook, Jackie Corbitt

s will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Lotz Salem Chapel. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Cordray, Gladys

Gladys W. Cordray PORTSMOUTH - Gladys Williamson Cordray, born Oct. 19, 1933, passed away Dec. 8, 2009, after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Douglas R. Cordray, MC; her parents, Virginia H. and Louis A. Williamson Sr.; and brother, Louis Williamson Jr. She is survived by her four children, Ronald H. Estey III, Donald L. Cordray, Laura E. Cordray, all of Portsmouth, and Karen E. Estey and son-in-law Craig A. Colombo of Columbia, N.C.; three grandsons, Mark A. Cordray, Noah C. Estey and Carson F. Colombo; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard L. and Margaret Williamson of Suffolk; a sister and brother-in- law, Beulah W. and Gerald Priest of Chesapeake; a sister, Nancy W. Myers of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; eight nieces and five nephews. Born in Lynchburg, Va., she was a lifelong resident of Portsmouth. She was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital from 1957 to 1976 and was active in the Officers' Wives Club and the Autism Society of America. She and Doug lovingly shared their passion for the ocean and beach for many wonderful years and enjoyed filling their vacation home in Rodanthe, N.C., with family and friends, good food, fun and laughter. At her request, a private family memorial will be held on Hatteras Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Eastern Virginia Medical School, P.O. Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23501-1980., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Crenshaw Sr., Donald Eugene

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Crouch, Margaret Layne Franklin

s will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the graveside at the Mt. of Olives Cemetery at Holy Land USA with the Rev. Mark Flores officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, December 10, 2009, after 2 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Crowder, Douglas R. (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Douglas R. CROWDER Today is the one year Anniversary of your leaving us to be with our heavenly father...no more suffering here on earth. Every day you are in our thoughts and in our hearts forever. There will never be another husband and father who cared so much for his family than you. God sent you to me, because he knew I needed a soul-mate for life, and that is what you were. God allowed you to spend 49 years with your family, and that is something I thank God every day for. We miss you so much my darling, and the grandchildren will never forget you..You live in their little hearts forever., Sadly missed by your family, hope to join you one day when God calls us all home., Marge, Tim and Family,, Kim and Family, and, Thurman and Family, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Cummings, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Cummings VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Ann Cummings died on Nov. 19, 2009. Alice Cummings and family will love her and cherish her memory forever. The memorial will be held at the Upper Deck located at 16th and Atlantic Avenue today, Dec. 10, from 4 until 6 p.m., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Daisy Jones

JONES, Daisy Bullock, 60, of Richmond, Va., departed this life Friday, December 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Buck" E. Jones, mother, Dorothy Bullock. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted son, Roderick Jones (Tonda); three grandchildren, one devoted, Britany Jones; one great-grandchild; father, Warren Bullock; a devoted sister, Sandra B. Morton (Rudolph); two brothers, David (Barbara) and Thurman (Anne) Bullock; and devoted friend, Gloria Keith; a host of other relatives and friends. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Thursday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Mosby Memorial Baptist Church, 2901 Mechanicsville Turnpike. Rev. Dr. Mary H. Young officiating. Interment Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sister Network, Inc. P.O. Box 26442, Richmond, Va. 23261.


 


 

David A. DAVIS

David was a native of Phillipsburg, Ohio, and was a Peninsula resident for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1967. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as an Engineering Supervisor in E62, in October of 1999 after 32 years of service. After his retirement he was employed with AMSEC for two years. He was a member of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Dave was also a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, gardening and reading., David was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lucille Davis., He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Davis, whom he affectionately called "Shorty"; two daughters, Dana Lilienthal and her husband, Patrick of Cumming, Ga., Mindy Bockrath and her husband, Robert of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Karen Hohne and her husband, Paul of Arcanum, Ohio, and Debbie Rigsby and her husband, Dave of Brookville, Ohio. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Avery and Emily Lilienthal., A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church in Newport News, with the Rev. Rita Staul and the Rev. Larry Edmonds officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service in the social hall., The family would like to extend their appreciation to friends and family for their love and support; and also to Dr. Scott Kruger, Oncology nurse Laurel, and Personal Touch Hospice.


 


 

David Alvis (In Memoriam)

ALVIS - DAVID What a difference a day makes, December 8, 2000. You will live forever in our hearts. Your Loving Family & Friends 


 


 

Diamond, Virginia F.

at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Natural Bridge, Va., 385 Buckhill Road Internment Diamond Hill Cemetery. Services by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Donald Banks

BANKS, Donald K., of Richmond, entered eternal life December 7, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Streets. Rev. Marvin Jefferson officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Robert Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors.


 


 

Doris A. PETREL

TOPPING - Doris Ann Petrel, 62, died Nov. 25, 2009, at her home., She was born in New Jersey to the late William H. and Anna Matilda Henricks. Doris was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church. Happy memories of her spirit, style, optimism and cheerfulness will always be remembered by her family and friends., She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter William Petrel., She is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Karen Petrel;, an aunt, cousin and host of friends.


 


 

Dorothy Leonard

Dorothy Ellen Clark Leonard ABINGDON, Va. The funeral service for Dorothy Leonard will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with the Rev. Walter Weikel officiating. Burial will follow at Knollkreg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Hal Tate, Glen Tate, Jimmy Tate, Shaun Banner, Kevin Surber, Adam Wilson and Logan Tate. Jim Wilson will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, from 6 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Abingdon Senior Center, P.O. Box 1221, Abingdon, VA 24212. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting, Dorothy Ellen Clark Leonard, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Grace Healthcare. Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700), is serving the family of Dorothy Leonard.


 


 

Dustin Lamberson (In Memoriam)

LAMBERSON - In memory of Dustin W. Lamberson June 1997 - December 2008 The child that never met a stranger, and brought smiles to all that he met. The rainbows & butterflies will be brighter with him at the right hand of God. Love, Dad


 


 

Earl L. Sturgill, Jr. 

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Easley, Claude Edward

Claude Edward Easley, 85, of Axton, Va., died December 2, 2009. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, at New Sharon Grove Baptist Church, Axton. Arrangements by Stanfield-Miller Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Eddie Hobson

HOBSON, Eddie J., of Richmond, departed this life December 6, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Walker Hobson; daughter, Phylis Bates of Long Island, N.Y.; two sons, Jerry S. Hobson (Darlene) of Long Island, N.Y.; and Eddie Hobson Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren, Felicia Hobson of Odenton, Md., Leslie Bates III of Riverhead, N.Y., and Jeremy Hobson of Riverhead, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, of Upstate, N.Y.; two sisters, Annie Montaque (David) of White Plains, N.Y. and Evelyn Montaque of New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Bernice Thomas and Dorothy Wilkins, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, where the family will receive friends Thursday (today) from 6 -7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11 at 11 a.m. at Swansboro Baptist Church, 3801 Midlothian Turnpike, Dr. H.R. Plummer, pastor, Dr. Wade Richmond, officiating. Interment Dale Memorial Park.


 


 

Edna Jackson

Edna Mae Jackson ABINGDON, Va. The funeral service for Mrs. Jackson will conducted Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Farris Fu neral Service, Main Street Chapel, 427 East Main St., with Pastor Dickie Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Gary Widener, Norman Widener, Jeff Wyatt, Jack Neal, Tracy Wyatt and Brandon Wyatt. Those wishing to express sympathy online, sign the guest register or view the memorial video tribute may do so by visiting, Edna Mae Jackson, 80, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Farris Funeral Service, Main Street Chapel, 427 East Main St., Abingdon, VA (276-623-2700), is serving the Jackson family.


 


 

Edna Mabel Bowers Jordan

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Edward O. Jones

Mr. Edward Owens Jones departed this life on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va., Mr. Edward Owens Jones, the youngest son of the late Anna and Allen Jones, was born in Dinwiddie County, Va., before the family moved to Petersburg, Va., He is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Wells, Edith Jones, Nannie Mason, Toreath Sidney, Hazel Archer, Gladys Gregory; and brothers, Joseph and Abraham Jones., "Eddie Boo" as he was affectionately called, worked for the City of Petersburg for a number of years. He returned to the City of Petersburg after serving in the United States Army during WWII. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service medal with one Bronze Star; the Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star; the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal., Eddie leaves to mourn his memory: his sister, Katrina Edmonds; stepchildren, nieces, among them, Arvita Battle, who cared for him in his last days, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends., A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, pastor, officiating. Interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park., The family will receive friends at the residence and may be contacted by calling 804-733-7534., Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Jones online at, where you may view a video tribute online or at the establishment., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA 804-732-8911,


 


 

Edward Orrell Chandler

CHANDLER, Edward Orrell, 65, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009. He was the husband of Maggie Ragans Chandler. Ed is also survived by three children, Traci Chandler Viar of Forest, David Thomas Chandler of Mechanicsville and Martin Edward Chandler of Forest. A celebration of Ed's life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service. For complete obituary, please go to heritagefuneralandcremation.com.


 


 

Edwards, Michael Wayne

will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Oakey's East Chapel, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Eleanor Bland

BLAND, Eleanor B., departed this life December 5, 2009. She is survived by three daughters, Constance Alexander, Deborah B. McCray (James), and Darlene Bland; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Frances Coleman and Jessie Harris (Louis); brother, James Burke; devoted aunt, Jessie Robinson; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where the family will receive friends Thursday (tonight) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Great Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st St. Eulogy by Pastor Rev. Kenneth Dennis. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Remains will rest in the church one hour prior to service.


 


 

Elizabeth Kearney Wilson

She is preceded in death by her husband, R. Jerome Wilson; four brothers and two sisters., Mrs. Wilson leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Joycelyn C. Davenport (Earl) of Hampton; two grandchildren, Avise Skinner (Wayne) of Anderson, Ind., and Antoinette Ford (Antoine) of Hopewell, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary K. Branche of Chesapeake, Va.; other relatives and friends., A service to celebrate her life will begin at noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, N.C.


 


 

Ellis, Clara

Clara Milbourne Ellis SUFFOLK - Clara Milbourne Ellis was called home to be with God Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. She was born in Norfolk Feb. 14, 1910. She was the only daughter of four children born to Will and Mary Fentress Milbourne - two brothers died in infancy and brother, Charlie Milbourne, died in 1940. "Sissy," as she was called by family members and friends, was reared in a loving home. She joined First Calvary Chapel Baptist in 1938 under the leadership of the late Rev. Willis E. Keeling. She was the widow of John D. Ellis Sr. to whom she was married for 68 years. Survivors include daughters and their husbands, Maryland E. and John Smith of Chesapeake, Jenette E. and Ulysses Sapp of Portsmouth, Jean E. and Kenneth Keeling of Pittsburgh; three sons and their wives, John D. Ellis Jr. and Jessie Ellis of Hampton, Edwin L. and June Ellis of Suffolk, Charles F. and Barbara Ellis of Lawton, Okla. Clara also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 46 great- grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild, her namesake, baby Clara; a niece, Madeline Hall and her husband Earl Hall; and a nephew, John Milbourne. A brother, Charlie Milbourne, predeceased her. The funeral will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 11, at Woodland Avenue Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Marcus Jennings will be officiate., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Elmer Brown

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Erby George Middleton Jr.

The son of Erby George Middleton and Thelma Wood Middleton, he was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Beverly Randolph Middleton., George graduated from Norview High School in 1944 where he lettered in baseball and football and was awarded runner-up for All Tidewater Tackle. After a year attending Virginia Tech, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corp in Bavaria near Munich, Germany. Upon returning to Virginia Tech he graduated in 1950., In 1950 he joined his father's electrical contracting firm, E. G. Middleton, Inc., Electrical Contractors and remained active until his death, becoming President and Chairman. He was particularly proud to wear the hats of electrical engineer, contractor, and electrician. He was active in his profession as a Registered Professional Engineer and held membership in the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, and was chairman of the Tidewater and Virginia Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. George served as Chairman of the Board of Electrical Examiners for the City of Norfolk for fifteen years and was Chairman of the Builders and Contractors Exchange of Tidewater., George shared his talent, vision, and enthusiasm with a multitude of organizations such as his alma mater Virginia Tech, Norfolk's School System, Virginia Wesleyan College, The Christian Temple, Bayside Presbyterian Church and Sentara. Many judge success by the index of a salary, but to George success was the quality of his service to his community., Throughout his life he remained true to the Hokie spirit as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the College of Engineering and as a member on the Committee of 100 of the College of Engineering, the UT Prosim Society, the Legacy Society, the board of Industrial Diversification Committee, College of Engineering., In the field of education, George served as a member of the Norfolk City School Board for seven years, and then for four years as it's Chairman during the implementation of massive bussing. At Virginia Wesleyan College he served as a trustee., While attending The Christian Temple and later Bayside Presbyterian, George was active as a Sunday School Teacher as well as an Elder and Trustee., George was active in health care for 32 years, acting as Chairman of Norfolk General Hospital and Chairman of the Building Committee of Leigh Memorial Hospital. Under George's leadership these hospitals later became known as Medical Center Hospitals, Norfolk, Va., Alliance, and then Sentara, where he was Chairman of the Board for 20 years., George firmly believed that integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. As a result, he was awarded many honors such as being the only non-hospital administrator chairman of The Board of Directors of Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association. In 1985, George was named "Trustee of the Year" by Modern Healthcare Magazine. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Scouter Citizen of the Year Award. In 2002, George was named FIRST CITIZEN of Norfolk., George was a sought after speaker and presenter. Honing his skills as a young man in Toastmasters, he had the amazing skill of remembering hundreds of joke punch lines. He would tailor the content of a joke to fit each audience. His audiences ranged from Medical Societies to U.S. Senate sub-committees to local service organizations. In addition, no family affair passed without George gracing the event with his rhyming and humorous prose., He is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Elizabeth Franck Middleton, who was his Number One cheerleader and his support partner at E. G. Middleton, Inc. and who gave him the freedom to partake in so many outside activities. He is also survived by his daughter, Melissa Middleton Knight, her husband, E. Falcon Knight Jr.; his son, E. G. (Rudy) Middleton III, his wife, Dawn Klein Middleton; his stepdaughters, Donna Dougherty Ellis, her husband, Walter E. Ellis III, Dana Jo Dougherty Decker, her husband, Peter G. Decker III, and Dawn Dougherty Wilson, her husband, Charles W. Wilson. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Virginia (Ginny) Middleton Meredith, Sarah Scott Meredith, Madison Selden Ellis, Miranda Leigh Ellis, Ryan David French, Erby George Middleton IV, Evan Garrett Middleton, Zoe Elizabeth Decker, Peter G. Decker IV, Lucas Charles Wilson, Peyton Elizabeth Wilson; and sister-in-law, Ernestine K. Middleton; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tish and Harold Bock. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a large extended family., A memorial service will be held at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Rd, Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the Social Hall. Burial will be private., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Sentara Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 or CHKD Foundation, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507, or to a charity of choice., In a final tribute to George, we offer a few lines in his indelible style., You lived your life an example, The blueprints and visions are ample., To us the future you entrust, To continue your legacy a must. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Erma Sexton

Erma Jean Sexton COEBURN, Va. Erma Jean Sexton, 58, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the Washington Hospital Center Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Jennifer Lynn Sexton. Surviving are her husband, Elles Sexton of Bryans Road, Maryland; a brother, Roy Gibson and his wife Yevon of Indian Head, Md.; two sisters, Hazel Sexton and Geneva Sexton, both of Coeburn;several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sturgill Funeral Home, 310 Sixth St., NW. Coeburn, VA.. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel, Coeburn, with BrotherJoe Dearry and Brother David Duval officiating. Burial will follow in the Sexton Cemetery, Coeburn. Sturgill Funeral Homes, 310 Sixth St., NW, Coeburn, VA 24230, in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Ethel M. Kmetz (In Memoriam)

KMETZ In loving memory of Ethel M. Kmetz Jan. 29, 1925 ~ Dec. 8, 1999 We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and days before that, too. We think of you in silence, we speak your name with pride, and we relive our memories of living side by side. Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping - we have you in our heart. Truly missed by Your Husband, Dick, Your 2 Children & Spouses, 4 Grandchildren & Spouses, and 5 Great-Grandchildren


 


 

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.


 


 

Eva J. Goforth 

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Everton, Gerald

will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Centerville Baptist Church, 908 Centerville Turnpike South, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Great Bridge High School Athletic Fund in memory of Gerald T. Everton, 301 Hanbury Road, Chesapeake, 23322. Floral donations should be sent to the church. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook and send condolences at www.omanfh. com., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fain, Thelma G. Taylor

will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, in Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Elmo McLaurin will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Falls, Isaac H.

Isaac H. (Ike) Falls, 76, of Troutville, Va., passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, Troutville Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Faulks, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Faulks NORFOLK - Mary Lee Faulks, 91, of the 2700 block of Corprew Ave., passed away Dec. 7, 2009. She was a native of Halifax, N.C. Survivors include a son, Alan Faulks; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. in the Basilica of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow at Carver Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fleming, Leora

Leora Alice Fleming NORFOLK - Leora Alice "Petie" Fleming, 83, passed away Dec. 8, 2009, in Sentara Leigh Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A native of Halls Station, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Lillie Grable. She was a member of the Bayview Senior Club and the Colonial Heights Church of Christ and the Faith Covenant Church in Pinellas Park, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Carl Fleming; two daughters, Regina Underwood and husband Bill and Colette Hill and husband Richard; three sons, George Fleming and wife Lorene, Carl Fleming, Danny Fleming and wife Suzy; two sisters, Verna Lee Downing and Almeda Langley and husband Orris; and three brothers, Charles Grable and wife Gladys, Claude Grable and Jesse Grable and wife Nancy. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Billy and his wife Jennifer, Chris and his wife Heather, Nicholas and Brandon Underwood, Rachel Hill, Kerrie, Carl, Dan and Lacy Fleming; and four great- grandchildren, Kaleb, Madi, Chloe and Hannah Underwood. A funeral will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Curry of Colonial Heights Church of Christ officiating. The burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fox, Mary Mae Martin

s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Fralin, Dawn Worley

will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Rader Funeral Home, Daleville with Pastor Chris Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Troutville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at the funeral home., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Francis J. RIESBECK

Frank was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Frank volunteered at the Laurel Shelter for 12 years. He enjoyed his hobbies of fishing and boating very much. Frank will be remembered by his family and friends with the utmost affection., He was preceded in death by his wife, June Scruggs Riesbeck of 47 years of marriage; parents, John and Carolyn Riesbeck; and brother, Lewis P. Riesbeck., He is survived by children, George Francis Riesbeck and wife, Patricia, John Clay Riesbeck and wife, Christine Elizabeth, Anne Gail Flannery and husband, Calvin, Karen Elizabeth Cannon and husband, Jeffrey; faithful, loving companion, Geraldine Black; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., A Christian Funeral Liturgy officiated by the Rev. James Cowles will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery following the service at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.


 


 

Furney Green

GREEN, Furney, departed this life December 9, 2009. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Gary Johnson

Gary Lynn Johnson KINGSPORT, Tenn. Gary Lynn Johnson, 62, passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a graduate of Lynn View High School in 1965. Gary served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy on the USS Kearsarge Aircraft Carrier. He graduated from East Tennessee State University majoring in journalism and political science following the Vietnam War. Mr. Johnson retired from the Sprint Corporation as the manager of internal communications. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth A. Davis; his father, R. Sherryll Johnson; a brother, Ernest Frank Johnson; a niece, Kim Johnson. Gary L. Johnson is survived by his son, Matthew E. Johnson, Raleigh, N.C.; his mother, Juanita Johnson, Kingsport; his brothers, David A. Johnson, Kingsport, Casey Johnson, Blountville, Tenn., Jessee Johnson and wife Denise, Kingsport; his sisters, Janice Bledsoe and husband Lyle, Gray, Tenn., Roberta Johnson, Columbia, Md.; along with several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday. Dec. 11, 2009,. from 6 to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the, Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5835, Kingsport, TN 37663. You can send an online condolence to the family by visiting, Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.


 


 

Gasparoli, Joan E.

Joan E. Gasparoli, of Roanoke, Virginia, died December 1, 2009. In October, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bob. Joan is survived by her daughter, Lissa and her husband, Steve Gooch; daughter, Linda and her husband, Doug Bristol; daughter, Margaret and her husband, Kevin Tanner; son Tom, wife Joanna, and children, Ashley and Crews; grandchildren, Megan and husband, Brian Snoddy, Matt Gooch, Marissa Gasparoli, Genna and Dillon Tanner, Peyton and Kayla Bristol; and great-grandchild, Jacob Snoddy. After graduation from Lake Forest College outside Chicago, Joan settled briefly in Schenectady, N.Y., where she met Bob while both worked at General Electric. Joan and Bob married in 1949. She raised her family with him in the Roanoke Valley, where they lived for 53 years. Joan was devoted to her family and enjoyed all children. Joan was a teacher and director at Covenant Presbyterian Church Preschool for 25 years. After retirement, she shared her love of reading and children by volunteering for years at Penn Forest and Oak Grove Elementary Schools. A bridge player and sportswoman, she picked up the game of tennis and relished her regular matches with her friends. Joan was also a talented knitter and crocheter who always had a project in the works and made many precious gifts of personal items for her family and grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church on Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Joseph Lehman celebrating. Family and friends are invited to stay for a reception at the church after the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove Elementary School at 5005 Grandin Rd. Ext., Roanoke, VA. 24018, Friends of the Roanoke County Library at 3131 Electric Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Oakey's South Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gay, Carolyn Simpson

Carolyn Simpson Gay, 68, of Buena Vista, Va., died on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

George Middleton Jr.

MIDDLETON, E. George Jr., born May 3, 1927 in Norfolk, Va., died peacefully in his home December 7, 2009. The son of Erby George Middleton and Thelma Wood Middleton, he was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Beverly Randolph Middleton. George graduated from Norview High School in 1944 where he lettered in baseball and football and was awarded runner-up for All Tidewater Tackle. After attending Virginia Tech for a year, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corps in Bavaria near Munich, Germany. Upon returning to Virginia Tech, he graduated in 1950. In 1950 he joined his father's electrical contracting firm, E. G. Middleton, Inc., Electrical Contractors and remained active until his death, becoming President and Chairman. He was particularly proud to wear the hats of electrical engineer, contractor and electrician. He was active in his profession as a Registered Professional Engineer and held membership in the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, and was chairman of the Tidewater and Virginia Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. George served as Chairman of the Board of Electrical Examiners for the City of Norfolk for 15 years and was Chairman of the Builders and Contractors Exchange of Tidewater. George shared his talent, vision and enthusiasm with a multitude of organizations such as his alma mater Virginia Tech, Norfolk's School System, Virginia Wesleyan College, The Christian Temple, Bayside Presbyterian Church and Sentara. Many judge success by the index of a salary, but to George success was the quality of his service to his community. Throughout his life he remained true to the Hokie spirit as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the College of Engineering and as a member on the Committee of 100 of the College of Engineering, the UT Prosim Society, the Legacy Society, the board of Industrial Diversification Committee, College of Engineering. In the field of education, George served as a member of the Norfolk City School Board for seven years, and then for four years as its Chairman during the implementation of massive bussing. At Virginia Wesleyan College he served as a trustee. While attending The Christian Temple and later Bayside Presbyterian, George was active as a Sunday school teacher, as well as an Elder and Trustee. George was active in health care for 32 years, acting as Chairman of Norfolk General Hospital and Chairman of the Building Committee of Leigh Memorial Hospital. Under George's leadership these hospitals later became known as Medical Center Hospitals, Norfolk, Va. Alliance, and then Sentara, where he was Chairman of the Board for 20 years. George firmly believed that integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. As a result, he was awarded many honors such as being the only non-hospital administrator chairman of The Board of Directors of Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association. In 1985, George was named "Trustee of the Year" by Modern Healthcare Magazine. In 1997, he was


 


 

Gladys M. NICHOLSON

She was born and raised in Halifax County, N.C. She had been a resident of Newport News, Va., for 45 years., Gladys retired from Burger King, Inc. (East End) after 32 years of service. She was affectionately known by co-workers and friends as 'Mrs. G.', She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lenora Harvey-Bachelor; and three brothers, Joe Willie, Luther and Jeremiah Bachelor., She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Obadiah (O.B.) Nicholson; her son, Dwight O. Nicholson; sister, Lucille Lynch; brother, Isaiah Bachelor, both of Maryland; sisters-in-law, Doretha Nicholson of Newport News, Va., Corrine Daniels of North Carolina and Polly Bachelor of Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


 


 

Goffigan, Lillie

Lillie P. Goffigan VIRGINIA BEACH - Lillie P. Goffigan, known as "Pearl," of the 700 block of Cason Lane, died Dec. 6, 2009. She was the widow of James E. Goffigan Jr. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, where she participated in various ministries. Survivors include four daughters, Irene Norton, JoAnn Robertson, Audrey Banks and Beulah Copeland; two sons, James E. Goffigan III and Christopher W. Goffigan; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at noon in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 875 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Terron M. Rodgers presiding. Burial will be held in Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. A wake will be held from 6 to 7p.m. on Friday at the Norfolk chapel. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Grace Banton Marks

Grace Banton Marks, 89, of Gordonsville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009, in Burke, Virginia., Born July 26, 1920, in Nelson County, she was a daughter of the late Leslie C. Banton and Annie Tillman Fielder. She was the wife of the late Garland Lee Marks. Grace and her husband had resided in Gordonsville, since 1969., She is survived by two sisters, Nora Marks of New Bern, North Carolina and Carrie Reamy of Centerville; and a host of nieces and nephews., She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Charles H. Fielder; four sisters; and one brother., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday December 12, 2009, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville, with interment to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Pastor Roy Giles will officiate., The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, at the funeral home.


 


 

Graham, John R.

s will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Oakey's Downtown Chapel with the Rev. T. Bradley Smith of Rosalind Hills Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gray, Katherine I.

at Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gray, Mary

for procession to the church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel. Condolences may be offered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Gretz, Herbert

will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Drive, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Henry Rotary Club, P.O. Box 5743, Virginia Beach, VA 23471. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Groves Sr., Wavley

Wavley Groves Sr. CHESAPEAKE - Wavley M. "Whitey" Groves Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. He was born and raised in Lamberts Point, Norfolk, and was the son of the late Jonathan M. Groves and Camilla Virginia Winn. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith Groves. Whitey is survived by four children, Arlene Rossiter and husband Tommy of Troutville, Va., April McRae and husband Randy of Virginia Beach, Mark Groves and his wife Linda of Brandon, Fla., and Beverly Kane and husband Paul of Virginia Beach; a brother, Edward Groves of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; also a host of loved nieces and nephews. Whitey proudly served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (1937-1939) and helped build Big Meadows Campground in the Shenandoah National Park. He was also a disabled veteran of World War II having served in the Solomon Islands as a decorated Seabee. He was retired from Humble Oil Company. Whitey loved children and also served proudly as a Boy Scout Master of Troops 413 and 824. For many years, he was also known and loved as Santa Claus to the neighborhood children as he visited on Christmas Eve. Whitey loved life and especially enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, camping, and playing a good game of golf. He loved Big Meadows and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Byrd Center in Shenandoah National Park. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Guy Davidson Sr.

Guy Clarence Davidson Sr. Funeral services for Guy Clarence Davidson Sr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main St., Abingdon, with Rev. Walter Weikel officiating. Entombment will follow in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Mitchell, Russell Young, Jack Booher, M.A. Lunsford, Harold Hannah and Ken Phipps. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting, and signing the online guestbook. Guy Clarence Davidson Sr., 72, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. The Maim Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-2700, is serving the family of Guy Davidson Sr.


 


 

Guy J. CLAIBORNE

WAKEFIELD - Mr. Guy Juner Claiborne, 82, of 135 Bryan Ave., Wakefield, passed away on Dec. 6, 2009, at his residence. 


 


 

Guy J. Claiborne

Mr. Guy Juner Claiborne, 82, of 135 Bryan Ave. Wakefield, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009., He was born on Dec. 7, 1927, to the late Guy and Lula Claiborne. He received Christ at an early age and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wakefield, where he served faithfully as a trustee and sang with the male chorus. He retired from Smithfield Packing Company after 26 years of service. Mr. Claiborne loved baseball and could always be found sitting at the town 7-Eleven store. He was loved and will be greatly missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents, and 12 siblings; Henry Davis Claiborne, John Claiborne, Purcell Claiborne, Joseph Claiborne, Roosevelt Claiborne, James Claiborne, Frank Claiborne, Jonah Claiborne, Mary Parham, Gracie Brock, Viola Sanders, and Lula Mae Claiborne., He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife of 59 years, Sarah Young Claiborne; three sons, Robert Donzell Claiborne (Naomi) of Petersburg, Guy Curtis Claiborne (Debra) of Midlothian, and Carl Lee Claiborne (Angela) of Prince George; one brother, Robert Lynn Claiborne (Barbara) of Waverly; three brothers-in-law, George W. Young (Joyce) of York, Ernest Lee Young (Daisy) of Baltimore, Md., and Gurley Young Jr. of Washington, D.C.; one sister-in-law, Donna Mae Davis (Willie) of Randallstown, Md.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the Southampton Memorial Hospice, Cynthia Claiborne and Mary Alice Bailey for the care they gave Mr. Claiborne during his illness., Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wakefield. The Rev. Leslie Holloway, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Claiborne Family Cemetery, Dendron. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence at 11:45 a.m. the day of the service. Remains will rest at the church one hour prior to the service. A viewing will be held Friday, Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being provided by the staff of J.L. Dodson and Sons Funeral Establishment, 219 N. County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890, 804-834-3330; The Rev. J.L. Dodson Sr., funeral director. Please send online condolences to


 


 

Harmon, Mattie Lou

1 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements by VaughanGuynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

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.


 


 

Hosch, Natalie Nicole (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory Natalie Nicole Hosch "The Princess" December 10, 1993 - October 27, 2006 "Gone But Not Forgotten" With each and every day we love you more, miss you and you are in our thoughts always. You captured those around you with your infectious bright smile. "To know you was to love you." We are at peace and comfort knowing that there is no more pain, tears and suffering because you are with the KING! Mom, Your Brothers, Reggie, Grandma, Grandpa, Great-Grandma and all the people who cared for you and who came to know you. You will remain "The Princess" deep in our hearts forever. MERRY CHRISTMAS NATALIE, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hudson, James Everette

will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, at Oakey's East Chapel with Pastor Glenn McCrickard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 85, Cloverdale, Va. 24077, or the Ronald McDonald House, 2224 Jefferson St., Roanoke, Va. 24014. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's East Chapel and Crematory, 540-977-3909., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Hughes, Elizabeth

as a member of the Lady Volunteers of Sentara Bayside hospital. Betty was many things to many people, but the role she cherished most in life was that of a mom. No one who ever crossed her doorstep was a stranger and she welcomed them all with open arms making them instant friends and family. And as everyone knows, when your picture made it to the kitchen wall, you were family for life. A large and extended family that never once had to doubt how much this exceptional mom loved them will remember Betty affectionately. A family will receive guests at the Hollomon- Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, 1457 Independence Blvd., Friday, Dec. 11, form 6 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. with a graveside ceremony to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens located at 6309 East Virginia Beach Blvd. In addition to flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the . Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Irma J. ROBINSON

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JESSE CHILDERS

CHILDERS, Jesse Hunton, 15, of Victoria, Va., died December 7, 2009. He was a 10th grader at Central of Lunenburg High School. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Dawn Childers of Victoria; his brothers, Matthew Childers of UVA and Jackson Childers of Victoria; paternal grandparents, Alton and Nancy Childers of Victoria; and maternal grandparents, Ernest and Joyce Carter of Kenbridge. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Victoria Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at all times at his parents' home, 2000 Poorhouse Road, Victoria, Va. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Victoria Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box "T" Victoria, Va. 23974. Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, in charge of arrangements.


 


 

JOSEPH JOHNSON (In Memoriam)

JOHNSON - Joseph Clifford "Scoop" Once again your birthday has arrived and we want to wish you a very Happy 38th Birthday. We miss you very much. We will always love you. Love, Bay, Junnie, Xzavier, Tanger, Asia, Kevin & Man


 


 

Jack L. WOODALL Jr.

Jack is survived by his wife Dianna; two daughters, Ashley and Jessica Woodall; a son, Ryan Woodall; and a granddaughter, Lillian, all of Seaford. He is also survived by his parents, Jack and Theresa Woodall; a brother, Steven Woodall; and a sister, Connie Patrick, all of Hampton; and his paternal grandmother, Imogene Woodall of Tenn., Jack was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and never missed watching a game. He loved to travel and he and Dianna visited many Carribbean Islands over the past years, but his favorite destination was taking the family to the Outer Banks every July. Jack will always be remembered for his ability to make everyone laugh and for being the life of the party. He will truly be missed., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Woodall Family, 124 Lewis Drive, Seaford, VA 23696.


 


 

James A. ALLEN Sr.

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James Garrett

James Garrett LEBANON, Va. James Garrett, age 72, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at his home. Born April 6, 1937, in Russell County, a son of the late Everett Garrett and the late Ella Carpenter Garrett, and the husband of the late Shirley Street Garrett. James was a retired employee of the V.D.O.T. with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kyle Garrett; two brothers-in-law, Roscoe McCracken and Edwin Johnson; a nephew, Danny Garrett. Survivors include his son, David Garrett and wife Connie, Lebanon; one granddaughter, Jessie Renee Garrett, Lebanon; three sisters, Ada Boardwine and husband John and Nina McCracken, all of Lebanon, Marie Johnson, Kingsport, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Doris Garrett, Lebanon; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ken Meredith officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in the Ketron Memorial Gardens. Those attending are requested to meet at the funeral by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Jeffrey Garrett will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bascom United Methodist Church, 5784 Green Valley Road, Lebanon, VA 24266. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the Garrett family.


 


 

James PERSON

A resident of Hampton since the early 60's, he was retired from the Northrop Grumman Ship Building Company., James (Little Boy) grew up in Southampton County, Va., where he attended the Franklin County School System. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News., He is survived by a son, Allen Person, Hampton, Va.; Margaret Wimbush, Brooklyn, N.Y., Winnie Mae Mundy, Queens, N.Y., Viola Powell, Franklin, Va., Betty Suiter Graham, Albany, N.Y.; a special niece, Teresa Cole of Franklin, Va., Viewing will be held noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, VA 23607. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, officiating. Interment will follow at the Southview Cemetery, Franklin, Va. Condolences may be sent to the family at


 


 

Jeffrey M. Brogdon

Dr. Jeffrey Monroe Brogdon of Petersburg, Va., passed away at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, after an extended illness., Dr. Brogdon, who previously resided in Hopewell, was born on Aug. 28, 1920, to Leslie and Della (Dudley) Brogdon. He is predeceased by his wife, Helen; sister, Louis Peeples and brothers, Johnny Lee and L. Murl., He is survived by a brother, Elmer, of Pennsylvania, and a host of nieces, a nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends, devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Hucks., He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and the School of Dentistry of the Medical College of Virginia. He served his country as an Army combat engineer during World War II., Viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA. Interment will be held on Tuesday at the Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, Va., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA 804-732-8911,


 


 

John Randolph Tucker "Ran"

John Randolph Tucker passed away Monday, December 7, 2009, at the age of 93., John was born on February 2, 1916, in Lowesville, Amherst County, Virginia., His nickname was "Ran". He referred to his various friends and acquaintances as "Jerk", "Stoop", "Yardbird", or "Rummy"., He married Maxine Grace Hansen of Long Beach, California in 1938., He resided for many years in Waynesboro. For the last year and half of his life he was a resident of Shenandoah Nursing home, where he passed away, peacefully., His parents were the late Frank Herbert and Margaret Tucker of Waynesboro. John was the fifth of seven children. He attended Waynesboro High School and was a member of the 1933 baseball team., After high school, he joined the Navy where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer on the USS Louisville "Lady Lou", during World War II. He fought in the Solomon and Aleutians Campaigns, and at Guadalcanal, the Marshall Islands, Eniwetok, Luzon, and Okinawa., After an honorable discharge in 1946, he arrived home to work with his dad and brother to open Tucker's Market on East Main Street in Waynesboro. Later, they expanded the market to Tucker's Wholesale Fruit and Produce., After 20 years in the produce business, John took over the Blue Ridge Service Station, also located on East Main. In 1975 he sold the business and retired., During his retirement years John and Maxine did a lot of traveling throughout the United States in their motor home, visiting family and friends across the country. John loved to eat and never passed up a good meal. He especially loved the old cafeteria style restaurants., John was a Charter member of the Waynesboro Westminster Presbyterian Church, and a former Board member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elk's Lodge, and Waynesboro Retail Merchants Association., John is survived by three children, John F. Tucker of San Luis Obispo, California, Linda Weaver of Waynesboro, and Stephen R. Tucker, of Ramona, California; seven grandchildren: Pam Erdman, John Tucker Jr., Kurt Tucker, Angica Weaver, Brian Weaver, Ryan Tucker, Brenna Tucker; and seven great-grandchildren., John was a dedicated husband and father, businessman, and Veteran. He loved to socialize. He will be missed by all. We Love you Dad., Graveside services will be held 11 a.m.Saturday, December 12, at the Augusta Memorial Park. A reception will immediately follow at the Tucker family home, 617 Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro, VA., Funeral Arrangements will be handled by McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro.


 


 

John T. PAYNE

He was a native and lifelong Virginia resident. Mr. Payne was the owner and operator of The Sign Man for many years. He was a Past President of the York County Business Association, Past President of the Virginia Sign Association, and was a member of the York County Beautification Committee., Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Athelia Payne; four children, John C. Payne and his wife, Alexandria, Ilonda Gregory and her husband, Clyde, Nadien Smith and her husband, Paul, and Kathy Netherland and her husband, Terry; a special nephew, Ray Colon and his wife, Linda; five grandchildren, Luke Colon and his wife, Jennifer, Erika Wilson and her husband, Robert, Tasha Cioffi and her husband, Keith, Michael Gregory and Tina Fulgham; and nine great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Faith Baptist Church, by the Rev. Robert Wilson, followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall., Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 5524 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Johnson, Jacqueline

Jacqueline D. Johnson PORTSMOUTH - Jacqueline "Jackie" Dashiell Johnson, 56, of the 300 block of Thelmar Lane, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in a local hospital. A native of Portsmouth, she was a member of Simonsdale Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Johnson; a daughter, Amy Johnson; two sons, Justin and wife Cindy, and Nathan and wife Shelley; two sisters, Jane D. Eure and husband Arthur and Beth D. Bagley; a special family member and caregiver, Dennis Bagley; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Pastor Aaron Cross. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Johnson, Lewahana

. Arrangements are entrusted to Corprew Funeral Home in Portsmouth and Horizon Funeral Home in Culpeper., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Johnson, Sandra Kay Mitchell

will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, in the chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Jones, Earl

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


 


 

Joseph Handy

Joseph Herbert Handy BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. Burial for Joseph Herbert Handy will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Gunnings Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members. Online condolences may be registered at, James Herbert Handy, age 80. passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Joseph Jenkins Jr. (In Memoriam)

JENKINS In loving memory of my husband, our loving father and our grandfather, Joseph Jenkins Jr., who departed this life three years ago today, December 9, 2006. Nothing can ever take away The love our hearts hold dear. Fond memories linger everyday Remembrance keeps him near. Wife, Maxine, Sons, Joseph III & Jason Granddaughters, Sydney, Maya & Maisen Daughters-in-law, Charmagyne and Latisha


 


 

Joyce Price Kinlaw Marsh

Joyce Price Kinlaw Marsh, 69, of Charlottesville, passed away at her residence, Tuesday December 8, 2009., Born October 23, 1940, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Curtis H. and Ruby Clements Price. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel William Marsh., Joyce worked for and retired from the County of Albemarle. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and a past vice president of her bowling league., She is survived by a son, Jay Kinlaw and his wife, Lisa, of Charlottesville; two grandchildren, Gerald Scott Kinlaw and his wife, Justine, of Charlottesville and William Tyler Kinlaw of Charlottesville; three great grandchildren; a brother, Curtis Stephen Price and his wife, Yvonne, of Lancaster; two aunts, Velma Walton and Mary Carver; and two special cousins, Shirley Newman and David Price; and his wife Patsy., The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to Dr. William Dandridge, Dr. Christina Bove, Dr. Alexander Shult, Dr. Constance Christ, and Dr. Todd Wolfe for all their loving care during the past years., The family will receive friends Thursday, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home., A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday December 11, 2009, at the Chapel of Hill and Wood Funeral Home with Reverend Sidney Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.


 


 

Kahookele, George

s. com. Beach Funeral Services Inc. is handling the arrangements. Kevin A. Sanderlin, funeral director., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Kermit L. Dixon

DIXON, Kermit L., of Lancaster County, formerly of New Kent, departed this life December 8, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Fleming Dixon Sr. He is survived by two daughters, Kermetra Dixon, Lori Dixon of Texas; one grandson; mother, Corine Dixon; two sisters, Nora Green (Edward) and Romaine Morgan; two brothers, Fleming Dixon Jr. (Carolyn) and Timothy Dixon; one aunt, Rose Turner; devoted and dear friend, Jacqueline Gibson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Chiles Funeral Home, 2100 Fairmount Ave., where the family will receive friends Friday, December 11, 2009 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 12 noon at Second Liberty Baptist Church, Quinton, Va. The remains may be viewed Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


 


 

Kevin Haskins (In Memoriam)

HASKINS - In loving memory of Kevin Rashaun Haskins. Happy 25th Birthday. With our love forever. Mom and Grandmom 


 


 

Koelemeyer, Antonius

Antonius Koelemeyer HERTFORD - Tony was born Antonius Koelemeijer in Haarlem, Holland, on April 28, 1933, to Anna Marie Herman Koelemeijer and Antonius Cornelis Koelemeijer. He died in his home in New Hope, N.C., on Dec. 9, 2009 of heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gwendolyn Nester Koelemeyer; his three stepchildren, Raymond Neile Adams of Zuni, Va., Kenneth Wayne Adams and wife Deborah of Chesapeake, Lorraine Denise Al-Aghbari and husband Mohamed of Katy, Texas; two grandchildren, Alea Al-Aghbari and Tyler Adams; and his sister-in-law, Betty Bashara. Until his illness, Tony faithfully attended Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, N.C. Tony came to the United States in 1968 and became a U.S. citizen on June 29, 1973. He worked in the maritime business most of his life as a port engineer and was a marine surveyor with the United States Maritime Administration when he retired in 1998. He loved the sea and sailed to many ports around the world. He will be buried at sea from the Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown, which is one of the two remaining Liberty Ships of World War II. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Project Liberty Ship, P.O. Box 25846, Highlandtown Station, Baltimore, MD 21224-0546; Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC, 27907, or Corinth Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.evansfac. com. Evans Funerals and Cremations of Edenton is serving the Koelemeyer family. "Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark; for tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place. The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face. When I have crossed the bar." Taken from "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred Lord Tennyson., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lawrence Murchison Jr.

MURCHISON, Lawrence Eddie "Kapuko" Jr., entered eternal life December 4, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 812 N. 25th St. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Robert M. Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors.


 


 

Lawson, Randy Lee

will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lee Sr., S. Womack

S. Womack Lee Sr. FRANKLIN - Samuel Womack Lee Sr., 95, retired peanut cooperative manager, died Dec. 8, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was reared in Drewryville, a son of the late Jesse and Anna Belle Womack Lee, and was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Forbes Lee; a sister, Ann Belle Lee; and a grandson, Samuel Womack Lee III. He was a 1935 graduate of Virginia Tech and during the years of 1935-1950, taught vocational agriculture and shop, and coached basketball and baseball at Callands High School, Courtland High School, and Holland High School. From 1941-1945, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of major. He was supervisor of Vocational Agriculture in Eastern Virginia from 1950-1954. From 1954-1979, he was manager of the Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association; Charter member of the Agriculture Council of America; co-founder of National Peanut Growers Group; vice president of Virginia Council of Cooperatives; vice chairman of the Peanut Administrative Committee; secretary-treasurer-member of Board of Directors of the National Peanut Council; and a member of the National Farm Coalition. Mr. Lee was a former resident near Holland, a member of the Holland Ruritan Club for more than 70 years, Zone Governor of Zone 1, and District Governor of Ruritan National. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 60 years and a member of the Forty & Eight since 1948. Mr. Lee, a member of High Street United Methodist Church, was a former member of Holland Baptist Church for more than 35 years and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Deacons, Sunday school superintendant, and taught the Men's Bible Class. He served as Moderator of the Baptist Blackwater Association. His hobbies included hunting, reading, geneology, and all Virginia Tech sports. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Hazel Winstead Lee; two daughters, Elizabeth Lee Holland (Phillip) of Houston, and Dixie Lee Heckel (Carl) of Hazlet, N.J.; two sons, Samuel Womack Lee Jr. (Brenda) of Midlothian and Jesse Owen Lee (Mary) of Whitney Point, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment with military honors will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Emporia. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to High Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, VA 23851, or a charity of choice. www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Letchford Jr., Samuel H.

Samuel H. Letchford Jr., 57, of Ridgeway, Va., passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Lifland, Herbert

s will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Linda SPENCER

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul H. Keicer., She is survived by her husband, James Edward Spencer; two daughters, Barbara Houston and husband, Carman of Quinton, Va.; Brenda Linkous and husband, Robert of Williamsburg, Va.; two grandchildren, Nicole and Logan Houston of Quinton, Va.; mother, Lavonia Keicer of Newport News, Va.; sister, Jenny Manus and husband, Robert of Gloucester, Va.; as well as many friends and extended family., A gathering of friends will be held Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.


 


 

Lucretia Donaldson

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MICHAEL S. FOLKES

FOLKES, Mr. Michael S., of Richmond, departed this life December 9, 2009. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Funeral notice later. 


 


 

Mahan, Betty Roslyn

s 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home Chapel, Gretna, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Margaret BLANKENSHIP (In Memoriam)

BLANKENSHIP - In loving memory of my friend, Margaret. Yesterday's happiest moments are today's dearest memories. Donnie


 


 

Margaret Faye Thomas Babb

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Margie C. Jones

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Margie Pridgen 

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Mary F. FREEMAN

POQUOSON - Mary Frances Sparrer Freeman, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009., Her passions were her Lord and Savior and her huge loving family. She was an active member of Poquoson Baptist Church for many years, and loved to quilt and spent many hours creating beautiful quilts that were treasured by those lucky enough to receive one., Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Wesley Forrest Freeman; and her grandson, Ronald Lee Roundy., She is survived by two sons, Wesley Freeman and wife, Nellie, and Edward Frances Freeman; two daughters, Annie Roundy and husband, Frank, and Bertha Ward and husband, Jerry; a brother, James Sparrer; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews., The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, and other times at Wesley Freeman's home, 11 Woodland Rd., Poquoson. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel by the Rev. Donald G. Marsh. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton., A special thanks to her daughter, Annie Roundy and husband, Frank and their daughters, Teresa Roundy and Karen Sparrow, for taking such excellent care of her mother., Online condolences to


 


 

Mary Fox

Mary Mae Martin Fox MARION, Va. Mary Mae Martin Fox, age 82, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2009, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Fox was born in West Virginia to the late John James Martin Sr. and Lena Freeman Osborne Martin, and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Fox Sr.; two sisters, Ruth Leonard and Elsie Stump. Mrs. Fox was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Marion and along with her husband was the owner of Fox Window & Awning. Survivors include: two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee Fox Jr., Marion, Christopher Lee Fox and wife Heather, Atkins, Va.; two daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly Mabe and husband Archie Arnold, Fork Union, Va.; Linda Blevins, Morgantown, W.Va.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Roy Martin and wife Judith, Marion; John James Martin Jr. and wife Dorothy, Marion; grandchildren, Robert Lee Fox III and wife Amy, Roanoke, Va., Wendy Fox and husband Ryder Gibson, Boynton Beach, Fla., Robert E. DeBarge IV and fiancĂ‚‚e Elizabeth Sturgill, Chilhowie, Va., Teresa Marie Widener and friend Eric Kirk, Rural Retreat, Va., Brian Scott Harris, Morgantown, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Williams, Hannah DeBarge, Ethan Fox, Lily Fox, Noah Summers, KaLee Summers, Brandon Widener, Jacob Widener, Addison Gibson, Sydney Gibson; very special niece, Elizabeth Baker, Lancaster, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Mike Teague officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Grace United Methodist Church, 720 Grace St., Marion VA 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at, Bradley's Funeral is serving the Fox family.


 


 

Mary H. Collins

Arrangements will be announced by the Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, Fishersville. (540) 932-3600. 


 


 

Mary Hawkins

HAWKINS, Mary Tuggle, 95, of Victoria, Va., died December 8, 2009. She was the widow of Cecil Thomas Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins taught home economics at Victoria High School, was an area Avon representative, and a devoted homemaker. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joy Hawkins; one grandson, Kyle Hawkins, all of Crewe; one sister, Helen T. Littlepage of Mascot, Va.; and one brother, Dr. William E. Tuggle of Virginia Beach; two nephews, and five nieces. She was an active member of the Victoria Green Thumb Garden Club and a member of the Victoria United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Staples Funeral Home in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Victoria United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 547, Victoria, Va. 23974, or to Victoria Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box "T" Victoria, Va. 23974.


 


 

Maynard V. Philpott 

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McBride, Vearl Gordon

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of church callings. He served as Branch President or Bishop for the Church in Iowa, North Carolina, and Illinois. Together with his wife, he served as a volunteer missionary for the Church in the Houston Texas Mission, where they taught remedial and rapid reading to over 1800 people, most of whom were not members of his church. For the past 17 years he served as Patriarch of the Roanoke Virginia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science and his Master's in Educational Administration at Arizona State University. He earned his Ph.D. in education at the University of Virginia. He spent 30 years teaching at the college level, serving as department chairman at three colleges, Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa; Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. One of his greatest achievements was the creation and development of a unique reading program, which he called "Panoramic Reading." He taught over 10,000 people in 42 states, 3 Canadian provinces, the islands of Samoa, and in Hong Kong. He was able to apply these principles to helping problem readers, including the dyslexic, the emotionally disturbed, the blind and sight-impaired, autistic, deaf, and ADHD students. He felt deeply that the reading program he developed was received through inspiration from the Lord, and he was quick to share the blessings of that gift., s. Interment will be in the Ferguson Family Cemetery in Roanoke County. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131, McBRIDE, Vearl Gordon, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McCachren, Harold

. He is survived by his four daughters, Sherry Finneman and husband Robert, Lisa Farquhar and friend Rodney Ouellette, Loretta Williams and Pamela McMahan; his son, Dean Hollister; four sisters, Charlotte Cramer and husband David, Julie Martin, Barbara Slater and husband Richard and Dora Rager and husband Larry; three brothers, Ford McCachren, John McCachren and wife Louella and Richard McCachren and wife Diane; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McDaniel Jr., William Albert

William Albert (Billy) (Mac) McDaniel Jr., 53, of Eagle Rock, Va., passed away Sunday, December 6, 2009. Funeral 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, Eagle Rock Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 540-884-2276., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McFall, Leon

Leon Dale McFall SUFFOLK - Leon Dale McFall, 58, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2009. He was the owner of CSI, LLC, and a surveyor. He attended Greenbrier East High School, West Virginia University at Morgantown, taught at Bluefield State, and was a meteorologist in the Army. Leon was an outdoorsman and devoted family man. He is survived by his wife, Tina McFall and stepson, Emmett Jessee; brother, Lowell M. McFall and wife Gale; sister, Deanna J. Morrison and husband Bill of Lewisburg, W.Va. Leon was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Leon McFall and parents, Madeline and Rupert McFall, also of Lewisburg. He was a beloved uncle and stepgrandfather. He will be sadly missed by family and many friends especially his devoted dog, Lizzie. A funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, with Dr. Donald Ray Jones officiating. Burial will be held Saturday in Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte, W.Va. Friends may join the family today for a time of visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Suffolk Humane Society, P.O. Box 5083, Suffolk, VA 23435 or Pit Bull Rescue Central Inc., P.O. Box 335, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be registered online at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

McKouen, Michael

Michael G. McKouen NORFOLK - Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael G. McKouen, 92, of the 1900 block of Edgewood Ave., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Born in Detroit, Michael was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and Korea. He also worked for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the City of Norfolk water department. Michael was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church for 63 years and found great satisfaction in volunteering there. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fleet Reserve Branch 60, and the Ocean View Men's Senior Golf Association and TSIGA. Michael is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marylou Helen McKouen, whom he married Nov. 1, 1946. He is also survived by a daughter, Michele Anne Baskette and husband Hugh of Norfolk, and three grandchildren, Angela, Nicole and Brockton Baskette, all of Norfolk. A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Daniel Beamon officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the Mass of the Resurrection. Arrangements are being handled by Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 


 


 

Michele R. JONES

Her life began on June 20, 1956, the daughter, of Gladys Fields and the late Lawrence McCross. She was employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as an Executive Housekeeper at the Woodlands. She proudly served her country in the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Throughout her lifetime, she made many friends and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her., She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jones Jr., She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her devoted son, James Jones; her mother, Gladys Fields; her sister, Theresa McCross White (Ronald); her brothers, Jeffrey McCross and Damieon McCross; her maternal grandmother, Jessie M. Dales; her five grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends., The family will receive friends and Mrs. Jones may be viewed in Whiting's Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. Final arrangements will be held in Newark, N.J.


 


 

Middleton Jr., Erby

will be held at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the social hall. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sentara Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 or Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507 or to a charity of choice., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Middleton Jr., Erby George

Erby George Middleton Jr. born on May 3, 1927, in Norfolk, Va., died peacefully in his home on Monday, December 7, 2009. The son of Erby George Middleton and Thelma Wood Middleton, he was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Beverly Randolph Middleton. George graduated from Norview High School in 1944 where he lettered in baseball and football and was awarded runner-up for All Tidewater Tackle. After a year attending Virginia Tech, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corp in Bavaria near Munich, Germany. Upon returning to Virginia Tech he graduated in 1950., In 1950 he joined his father's electrical contracting firm, E.G. Middleton, Inc., Electrical Contractors and remained active until his death, becoming President and Chairman. He was particularly proud to wear the hats of electrical engineer, contractor, and electrician. He was active in his profession as a Registered Professional Engineer and held membership in the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, and was chairman of the Tidewater and Virginia Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. George served as Chairman of the Board of Electrical Examiners for the City of Norfolk for 15 years and was Chairman of the Builders and Contractors Exchange of Tidewater., to his community., Throughout his life he remained true to the Hokie spirit as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the College of Engineering and as a member on the Committee of 100 of the College of Engineering, the UT Prosim Society, the Legacy Society, the board of Industrial Diversification Committee, College of Engineering., In the field of education, George served as a member of the Norfolk City School Board for seven years, and then for four years as its Chairman during the implementation of massive bussing. At Virginia Wesleyan College he served as a trustee., While attending The Christian Temple and later Bayside Presbyterian, George was active as a Sunday School Teacher as well as an Elder and Trustee., George was active in health care for 32 years, acting as Chairman of Norfolk General Hospital and Chairman of the Building Committee of Leigh Memorial Hospital. Under George's leadership these hospitals later became known as Medical Center Hospitals, Norfolk, Va. Alliance, and then Sentara, where he was Chairman of the Board for 20 years., George firmly believed that integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. As a result, he was awarded many honors such as being the only non-hospital administrator chairman of The Board of Directors of Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association. In 1985, George was named "Trustee of the Year" by Modern Healthcare Magazine. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Scouter Citizen of the Year Award. In 2002, George was named FIRST CITIZEN of Norfolk., organizations. In addition, no family affair passed without George gracing the event with his rhyming and humorous prose., He is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Elizabeth Franck Middleton, who was his Number One cheerleader and his support partner at E.G. Middleton, Inc. and who gave him the freedom to partake in so many outside activities. He is also survived by his daughter, Melissa Middleton Knight and her husband, E. Falcon Knight Jr.; his son, E.G. (Rudy) Middleton III and his wife, Dawn Klein Middleton; his stepdaughters, Donna Dougherty Ellis and her husband, Walter E. Ellis III, Dana Jo Dougherty Decker and her husband, Peter G. Decker III, and Dawn Dougherty Wilson and her husband, Charles W. Wilson. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Virginia (Ginny) Middleton Meredith, Sarah Scott Meredith, Madison Selden Ellis, Miranda Leigh Ellis, Ryan David French, Erby George Middleton IV, Evan Garrett Middleton, Zoe Elizabeth Decker, Peter G. Decker IV, Lucas Charles Wilson, and Peyton Elizabeth Wilson; sister-in-law, Ernestine K. Middleton; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tish and Harold Bock. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and a large extended family., A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach, Va. A reception will follow in the Social Hall. Burial will be private., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sentara Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, Va. 23502 or CHKD Foundation, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23507 or to a charity of choice., In a final tribute to George, we offer a few lines in his indelible style., You lived your life an example, The blueprints and visions are ample., To us the future you entrust, To continue your legacy a must., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Mildred Morris

Mildred Powell Morris BRISTOL, Va. Helen Mildred Powell Morris, age 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in Wellmont Hospice House. She was born in Marion, Va., and was the daughter of the late Richard "Dick" and Lelia Hale Powell. Moving to Bristol at age 12, she entered the school system and was a graduate of Virginia High School, Class of '45. Mildred retired from United Way of Bristol in 1994 after 19 years, having served as executive director for 17 years. She co-chaired the Bristol Ignite visioning process from 1997 through 1999; was a former member of Bristol Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and a charter member of the Border Belles Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Over the years, she served on a number of boards of directors in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. A member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church since 1940, she taught the Lydia Sunday School Class, was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, participated in missions activities of the Yarnell Group and WMU and belonged to the Young At Heart senior organization. In addition to her church, other special interests were environmental issues, equal opportunities for all people, community revitalization, promotion of regional cooperation and the humane treatment of animals. Survivors include her husband, Vaughn W. Morris; one daughter, Jennifer Wynne Davis and husband Lynn A., of Bristol Tennessee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in the Mausoleum Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the ladies of The Lydia Class of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, Dr. Thomas W. Green Jr., Beth and Mike Stout, The Saturday "Bo" Bunch, Wayne Burnette, Jack and Shirlene Coffey, Herman and Betty Foster, Lorraine Wolfe, Linda Parker Browder, Peter D. Holler, Earlene O'Dell and Ronan D. King. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Euclid Avenue Baptist Church; 900 Euclid Ave.; Bristol, VA 24201; United Way of Bristol; 315 Eighth St., Bristol, TN 37620; or any charity of choice. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Friday in the Mausoleum Chapel. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to akardfh@akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home; 1912 W. State St.; Bristol, TN 37620 (423) 989-4800 is serving the family of Mrs. Morris.


 


 

Mills, Alice

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Montgomery, Lucinda Long

s Thursday, December 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Morris, Elizabeth

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Mosby Cardozo

CARDOZO, Mosby Gooding, 90, passed away on December 1, 2009 in Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Reed Gray Cardozo; and his children from a previous marriage; son, Russell Wilcox Cardozo of Columbia, Maryland; and daughter, Cary Cardozo Paul of Boulder, Colorado. His eldest son, Lewis Burwell Cardozo, died in 1989. Born in Richmond on June 26, 1919 to Constance Gooding and Randolph Burwell Cardozo, Mosby was the eldest of four boys. He is survived by one brother, Randolph of Richmond; his brother, Lewis, was killed in action off Formosa in WWII at age 19, and Clow died in 2008. His life was defined by excellence in sports, military service and leadership. He attended St. Christopher's and Woodberry Forest School, where he was Senior Prefect and Captain of the football team. He graduated in 1941 from the University of Virginia with a degree in Commerce. While at UVA, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the IMP Society and the Seven Society. He was quarterback of the football team and played varsity baseball. He served his country as a pilot in the Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Major. As a member of Squadron VMJ-253, "The Flying Boxcars," he flew C-46 cargo planes in support of the Pacific Island Campaigns of World War II. After the war, he continued as a pilot with Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra) and Braniff International until his retirement in 1980. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm. on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.


 


 

Muriel L. PERKINS

She was a native and lifelong resident of Hampton. Muriel was a 1934 graduate of George Phenix High School and was a 60 year plus member of Queen Street Baptist Church and a member of the United Order of Tents, Silver Queen # 52., Preceded in death by her son, Earl L. Files, she is survived by nephews, Andrew M. Perkins Jr., Ronald C. Perkins Sr., and Phillip Perkins; and a niece, Carolyn Y. Perkins., Viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be conducted noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hampton Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Anderson W. Clary Jr., Arrangements by Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, Ronald C. Perkins Jr., funeral director. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Neville, Eula

Eula Bell Neville NORFOLK - Eula Bell Neville, 78, of the 6400 block of Horton Circle, passed away Dec. 8, 2009 at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Halifax, N.C. She was first lady of the Glory Church of Jesus for 41 years. She is survived by her husband, Bishop Alex G. Neville; two daughters, Laura Neville and Michelle Bowman; one son, Theodore Neville; a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ivory Hill Baptist Church, Enfield, N.C. Interment will be at The Glory Church of Jesus Cemetery, Enfield, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel. Condolences may be offered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Nunez, Martha Elizabeth Royer

s 2 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, Buena Vista Baptist Church. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Old Jr., William

s will be at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the William Levi Old Jr., M.D. Scholarship at Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943 or to a favorite charity. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Ollie Cloyd

Ollie C. "OC" Cloyd Mr. Ollie C. "OC" Cloyd, 79, 27 Court St., departed this life on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Grace Health Care in Abingdon, Va. Mr. Cloyd was a lifelong citizen of Bristol Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Masonic Mason. He attended Morristown College and retired from Smith Kline Beechem. A member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Proceeded in death by his mother, Mrs. Lillian J. Cloyd; father, Mr. Ollie R. Cloyd; and one son, Jerry W. Cloyd. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Iris J. Cloyd; four sons, Mr. Ollie C. Cloyd Jr. Bristol Virginia , Mr. Michael W. Cloyd, Allentown, Pa., Dr. Carter Joseph Cloyd, Philadelphia and Mr. Tony V. Cloyd, Philadelphia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mr. Ollie C. Cloyd will be conducted at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Donald Swift officiating. The family will receive friends from noon till the hour of service. Interment will follow at Moumtain View Cemetery. Mr. Cloyd and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service, Inc., 423-764-8584


 


 

Osman, Carolyn

Carolyn Goldman Osman VIRGINIA BEACH - Carolyn Goldman Osman of the 3100 block of Silver Sands Circle, Virginia Beach, and formerly of Hampton, a woman cherished and loved by so many, was tragically taken from us on the morning of Dec. 7, 2009. The daughter of the late Beatrice and Harry Goldman, Mrs. Osman began accumulating devoted friends during her childhood in Portsmouth and summers on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Carolyn embodied selflessness. Her love and tireless efforts to help others whether by uttering sincere and comforting words or by her generosity of spirit, time or money endeared her to entire swaths of Hampton Roads. Family was, however, the center of her existence. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband of 47 years and love of her life, Dr. Charles Osman, and survived by her sons, Michael and Bradley Osman of Virginia Beach and Louis Osman; his wife, Sheila Steinbach and their children Yael and Hannah of Teaneck, N.J.; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Charles and Dottie Goldman of Virginia Beach; many nieces and nephews. Three children who held a special place in Carolyn's heart were her great-nephew, Harrison Wingett, and "her twins," Michael and Luke Moravek. The breadth and depth of Mrs. Osman's involvement in her community over the years are truly an inspiration. Diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 1973, Carolyn turned a potential tragedy into a strength. After recovery, she not only became a registered nurse, practicing her skills at Riverside Hospital in Hampton for two decades, but she also applied for and was chosen as Virginia's Miss Hope, the 's official representative who symbolizes hope in the fight against cancer. In Virginia Beach, Carolyn devoted her energies and her passion to Temple Emanuel, where she helped to oversee so many ritual and administrative duties, and to the Chevra Kadisha, who perform the Taharah Ritual, which purifies and shrouds deceased Jewish persons for burial. In addition, Mrs. Osman, supported a wide variety of civil rights, environmental and Jewish charitable organizations and touched everyone with whom she came in contact personally with her giving spirit. Her loss will have reverberations throughout the community for years to come, though with luck and effort by all her inimitable spirit will live on. For in these troubled times Carolyn's unconditional loving and support should serve as a model for the way we treat each other. The funeral will take place at Temple Emanuel, 424 25th St., Virginia Beach, at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 10, followed by a graveside ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Minyan will be held at Temple Emanuel Thursday at 6 p.m. The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Charles and Dottie Goldman. Minyans will be Friday at 8 a.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Contributions in Mrs. Osman's memory may be sent to the Harry L. and Beatrice Moss Goldman Philanthropic Fund, c/o The Tidewater Jewish Foundation, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or Temple Emanuel. Online condolences may be made to the family at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Pamela Ayers "Tracey"

She is preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Ayers., Pamela is survived by one daughter, Sha'Niqua Ciara Hemingway of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, LaMont "Budda" Unique Enero Johnson of Newport News; one grandchild, Siah Vaden Watkins of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Michael and Derek Ayers of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ronnie Ayers of Asbury Park, N.J., and Alphonso Ayers of Pennsylvania, Pa.; five sisters, Regena Ayers-Orr (William) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bobbie "Loretta" Ayers of Hampton, Sandra Harden (Curtis) of Richmond, Rhonda Matthews of Newport News, and Phyllis Cook (Brian) of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 nieces, nine nephews, a host of other relatives, friends; and a special companion, James Bonesteel, of Newport News, Va., Special thanks to Riverside Hospice Agency and Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg at Hospice House and their wonderful staff.


 


 

Pamela R. GREEN

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Parris, Eula

Eula B. Parris PORTSMOUTH - Mrs. Eula Bessie Parris, 92, passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2009 with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Eula was born Feb. 21, 1917 in Bessemer City, N.C., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Worth Albert Smith. She was the widow of Leonard Clayton Parris Jr. and was also predeceased by a daughter, Jeannie Kuhlman. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved caring for her home and taking extra good care of her family. She was a former member of Collinswood Baptist Church until her health began to fail her. She was strong in her faith and was a true blessing to everyone. Those left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Betty JoAnn Varni and husband Randy, Brenda Kay Hoover and husband Bill, Barbara Jo Luckert, Tina D. Brown and husband David, and Patricia L. Mason and husband James; two sons, Richard A. Morgan and wife Joyce and Gary M. Parris and wife Terry; 19 wonderful grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Wright and Faye Council; and two brothers, Bobby Smith and Worth Albert Smith Jr. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Patricia Beasley

BEASLEY, Patricia J., of Chesterfield and formerly of South Hill, died December 8, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Wilson of Chester and L. Phyllis Beasley of Bracey; and a son, Gary Beasley of Chesterfield; a brother, Reuben Johnson of Sanford, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy J. Godwin and Margaret McLamb, both of Dunn, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jeff Wilson, Jennifer and Jonathan Bing and Scott Beasley; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Emily Boyter. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, South Hill. Visitation is Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association , 120 South Hill Ave., South Hill, Va. 23970. Condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com.


 


 

Perkins, Alan R.

Alan R. Perkins, 49, of Salem, Va., passed away on Monday, December 7, 2009. Arrangements by John M. Oakey and Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Philip S. WALKER

Attorney Walker was the son of the late Attorney William R. Walker Sr. and Letetia F. Walker. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years of marriage, Lutetia Holloway Walker; one sister, Mary Louise Smith; five brothers, William R. Walker Jr., Thomas F. Walker, Wendell R. Walker, Walter T. Walker and James L. Walker., He received his early education at the original John Marshall School and Huntington High School from which he graduated with honors. He completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va., which he graduated with honors. He furthered his education at Howard University School of Law in Washington D.C., where he received his law degree. In 1951, he entered into law practice with his father and brother, Attorney W. R. Walker and later he organized the law firm of Walker, Smith, Felton, and Scott and continued in practice for a period of more than 38 years. During his career, Attorney Walker became the first African American judge to be appointed in Hampton, Va. Mr. Walker was also a member of the legal staff of the Virginia Conference of the NAACP and, as such, participated in law cases bringing about desegregation of the Newport News City Public Schools, Newport News Ship Building Drydock Company, and the Riverside Hospital. During his legal career, he was member of the Peninsula Bar Association, Newport News Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Old Dominion Bar Association, and the Statewide Organization of African American Lawyers in which he served as the state president. In 1990, he received the Traditional of Excellence Award, the highest honor presented by the General Practice section of the Virginia State Bar. He was also selected as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation., Attorney Walker was a community activist, and he served on the boards or as a member of following community organizations: president of the United Way of the Peninsula, chairman of the Hampton Alumni chapter of the United Negro College Fund, chairman of the advisory board of the corpse of the Salvation Army, city of Hampton as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Correction of State of Virginia appointment by L. Douglas Wilder, Beta Lambda Chapter of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, past Basileus of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, lifetime member of the NAACP, Hampton Roads Boys' Club, Heritage Council of the Girl Scouts, Newport News and Hampton Branch of the NAACP Judicial Circuit Legal Aid Society, Peninsula Legal Aid Society, Institute of Community Health, Peninsula Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He also received the Freedom Fighters Award from the Hampton Branch NAACP., In 1994, he was honored with joint resolution accommodation by the General Assembly of Virginia for commitment to the voting rights for leadership and overcoming barriers to participation in the democratic process. He received an award of recognition for Black History from St. Mark United Church of Christ in 2009 for outstanding service in the Hampton and Newport News communities., He was a lifetime member of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Va., where served as a church elder and trustee., Philip is survived by four nephews, Deacon Edward L. Johnson (Verline) of Chesapeake, Va., Ambassador Howard K. Walker, Ret. (Terry) of Chevy Chase, Md., Ronald R. Walker (Diane) of the Virgin Islands, and Jay M. Holloway of South Riding, Va.; two nieces, Elsie Walker of New Orleans, La., and Vickie Rogers (James) of Norfolk, Va.; one sister-in-law, Loretta Walker of New York, N.Y.; two brothers-in-law, Hurley M. Holloway (Shirley) and Menaclus L. Holloway of Norfolk; and a host of great nieces and nephews and extended family. Uncle Phil will truly be missed by his family and friends., A wake will be held on Thursday, Dec 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th St. in Newport News, Va. A homegoing service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the church where Pastor Lawrence Willis will officiate. His remains will lie in state at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk.


 


 

Pierce, Katherine Sue

will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Pifer, Michael Wayne

Michael Wayne Pifer, 49, of Dublin, Va., passed away December 7, 2009. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, at Morgan's Chapel United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Polk Miller Neal

NEAL, Polk Miller, 92, of Richmond, died peacefully, after a full life, Wednesday, December 9, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Cornelia Hume Neal; and his devoted brother, Alex. He is survived by his two sons, Polk M. Neal Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Manakin-Sabot and Randolph H. Neal of Richmond; a grandson, John C. Neal and wife, Lauren; and great-grandchild, Hayes; a granddaughter, Sarah Batchelor and husband, Tony; and great-grandson, Michael. As an electrician, Polk was a 60-year member of local union #666 I.B.E.W. His love of tennis was eclipsed only by his love of the great outdoors. He was a member of the Goodloe Hunt Club and shot his last turkey at age 85. He was a lifelong member of St. James's Episcopal Church. He will be remembered by many friends as a fine gentleman and sportsman. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12, in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James's Episcopal Church, 1205 West Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220.


 


 

Porter, Ann

Ann E. Porter NEWSOMS - Fletcher Ann Edwards Porter, 79, widow of J.L. Porter Jr., died Dec. 8, 2009, at Southampton Memorial Hospital. A native of Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher H. and Virginia Russell Edwards, and was predeceased by two sisters, Betty E. Ricks and Dixie E. Cutchins. She was a graduate of Newsoms High School and a member of Barnes United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Belinda P. Mason (Greg) of Franklin; her son, Bobby Louis Porter (Renea) of Newsoms; two sisters, Kaye E. Burgess (Henry) of Newsoms and Rebecca E. Hudson (John) of Christiansburg; and one brother, Harold Edwards of Tennessee. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Williams and the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Newsoms. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to Barnes United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Darden, 33701 Statesville Road, Newsoms, VA 23874. www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Queen, Lloyd Wayne

s will be conducted 1 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

RAYMOND Giles ANDREWS

ANDREWS, Raymond Giles, 85, of Richmond, died December 7, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Annette Ayres Andrews; three daughters, Bonnie A. Armstrong, Lyndal Diane Andrews and Susan Andrews Stratton; his older brother, William Page Andrews; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Andrews graduated from John Marshall High School; he then served in the U.S. Army as a medical assistant in the infantry during World War II in both Europe and the Philippines. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #14. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


 


 

RYLAND CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN, Ryland J., departed this life November 26, 2009. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Campbell (Robert); one sister, Eunice Banks; six grandchildren, one devoted, Aniko Maupin (Earl); 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at the Carlton T. Brooks Funeral Home, 2200 Hull Street where a memorial service will be held Friday 12 noon in the Carlton H. Brooks Memorial Chapel. Family and friends attending services assemble at the funeral home Friday 11:30 a.m.


 


 

Rafael Hirsch Brand

Rafael Hirsch Brand, of Waynesboro, died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, December 9, 2009., He was born April 14, 1923, in Berlin, Germany, a child of Bracha and Yechiel Brand. He escaped Nazi Germany emigrating to Palestine and then to the United States, where he enlisted in the United States Army. He survived the fighting at Anzio and returned to the United States. He trained as an Engineer at Pennsylvania State University where he met his wife, Shirley Ruttenberg Brand. Married for 58 years, they made their home in Waynesboro, where he worked for Dupont in Benger Laboratories, as they raised their family. He was a pious man who attended services regularly at Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville and Temple House of Israel in Staunton. After his retirement he traveled with his wife, supported charities, and enjoyed his grandchildren. His beloved sons, Sim Brand and Elan Brand, preceded him in death. His wife Shirley and his son Asher survive him as do his grandchildren Sim Douglas Brand, Jesse Elan Brand, and Stephanie Lee Brand. Also surviving him are his daughter in law Laura Jean Brand; and his sisters Judy Schwarz and Zahava Velder., His funeral is scheduled 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009, at the Temple House of Israel Cemetery, located on North Augusta Street, between Woodland Drive and Lee Street in Staunton. A reception at Temple House of Israel will follow the short graveside service., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Temple House of Israel or Congregation Beth Israel., McDow Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.


 


 

Ragland, Barry Ervin

s at noon on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Randall E. WEBBER

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Webber; a daughter, Maureen Roth, of York County and her husband, Stephen; a son, Stephen, of New York, N.Y., and his wife, Sohodra; two granddaughters, Samantha and Maggie Roth, of York County; his brother-in-law, Paul St. Laurent, of Kingston, N.H., and his wife, Denise; four nieces, Shelly, Lisa, Cathy and Susan, and their families; and his special friend, Cooper., The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Manor Chapel, 1793 1st Street, Hampton, 23665. He will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery., The family would like to express their appreciation to his wonderful caregiver, Sammy, Odyssey Hospice and Visiting Angels., Memorial contributions for a scholarship in his name can be sent to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, 1425 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606-2205.


 


 

Raymond KEY

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Renee L. CARRINGTON

FARMVILLE - Renee L. Carrington, 55, a former resident of Toano, Va., died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in her residence in Farmville, Va., She was predeceased by her father, Robert Carrington, a native of Prospect, Va.; and her former husband, Wardell Porter, a native of Baltimore, Md., Renee is survived by her mother, Pauline Cox Carrington; her sister, Velda Carrington of Lynchburg, Va.; her nephew, Nigel Ward, also of Lynchburg, Va.; a special cousin, Earl Brown of North Carolina; her close friend, Neomi Brown of South Carolina; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in the Toano-Williamsburg and Prospect-Farmville, Va., area., Renee's wishes to be cremated were honored., Service was provided by Bland Reed Funeral Home, in Farmville, Va. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, in Whiting's Chapel, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Va., 757-229-3011. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

Richard Holden Guilford

GUILFORD, Richard Holden, 81, died at his home in Hanover, Va., on December 9, 2009, after a very courageous battle with cancer. He fought this test as he faced most obstacles in his life with grace, perseverance and an iron will. He is survived by his wife, Mona D. Guilford; his daughters, Pamela Redd of Richmond and Anne Rheins of Augusta, Ga.; sons-in-law, William Redd and Todd Rheins; his stepchildren, Christina W. Rogers and husband, Carlisle, of Melbourne, Australia, and Tory Wiles of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Walker and Chappell Redd and Cayla and Aaron Rheins and Hunter Rogers. Richard grew up in Norfolk, Va., and graduated from Maury High School. He was a military veteran and attended the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond. He studied business management at The Darden School of UVa. Mr. Guilford was Principal Officer and Director of Fidelity Bankers Life Insurance Company for 20 years in Richmond. In Orlando, he developed condominiums and office buildings as President of Corporate Financial Management, Inc. While a Director and EVP of HazWaste Industries, the company was acknowledged in Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies for three consecutive years. While at HazWaste, Mr. Guilford was twice selected as Regional Entrepreneur of the Year. At the time of his death, he was a Managing Partner and Director of Fidelity Assurance Associates, LLC. He was a member of the Bull & Bear Club and the Country Club of Virginia. Richard was a visionary leader with a keen sense of entrepreneurship which allowed him to see possibilities and create new ventures. He was an organizer and the founding President of the Bull & Bear Club. He served as an officer and director of Dominion Bankshares Corporation and more recently the Life Settlement Association of America. Richard was an avid foxhunter with Deep Run Hunt Club and enjoyed sailing, tennis and snow skiing. He was active in sponsoring tennis in Richmond in the 1960s and '70s with the Richmond Tennis Patrons Association. More than any other personal calling, he was committed to assisting individuals coping with alcoholism in both Orlando and Richmond. The family is grateful for the services of Odyssey Health Care, particularly, Shirley and Pete. A memorial service will be held at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, Va. 23298 or the McShin Foundation, 2300 Dumbarton Rd., Richmond, Va. 23228. The McShin Foundation's Mission is to deliver a message of hope to recovering addicts and alcoholics and facilitate their journey to a healthier life.


 


 

Richard L. SINDLE

Richard successfully battled Hodgkin's disease while in high school. Unfortunately, his health issues caught up with him during the last 15 years of his life., Richard's passion was being on the water, especially the Ware River where he was so fortunate to have been raised. Though the Sindle family is known for their sailing, Richard was most excited about power boating, fishing and crabbing. He enjoyed sharing that with his wife, children, stepchildren, siblings, friends, and his cousins, Matthew and Adam Taylor. He loved his center console power boat, unofficially named "Captain Nemo," and confided that when he was zipping across the Ware, life's stresses and illnesses always seemed to ease., Richard really enjoyed all of his children. He loved to attend his children's sporting events. His oldest son, Corey, a senior at Gloucester High, is a well known, gifted soccer player. His youngest son, Jordan, has also shown tremendous ability and is called "Little JalapeNo" by his coach because he is so fast and hot! Richard also enjoyed taking his middle son, Cameron, to the store to see the John Deere tractors and the Stihl leaf blowers. He loved to watch Redskins football and movies with Robby at their house in Yorktown. He also enjoyed Brittany's cooking and his conversations with her, and was very proud of her that she earned her diploma., The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses at Sentara CarePlex for their extraordinary care and compassion., Richard is survived by his wife, Sherry L. Sindle; children, Corey Sindle, Cameron Sindle, Jordan Sindle, Brittany Bowen, Robert Bowen; parents, Harry R. and Janet Taylor Sindle; sister, Sue Mentzer and husband, Rod; brothers, Brad Sindle, Rob Sindle and wife, Nancy; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends., A Celebration of Life service officiated by the Rev. Timothy B. Kirby Sr. will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.


 


 

Robert H. Turner 

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Roberts, James

with full military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Robertson, Jerry Wright

Jerry Wright Robertson, 67, of Sparta, N.C., passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 13, 2009, 2 to 4 p.m. at New River County Club, Sparta, N.C. Arrangements by Twin County Funerals, Galax., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Robertson, Ruth

Ruth V. Robertson PORTSMOUTH - Ruth V. Robertson, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2009, at Sentara Nursing Facility. Ruth was the daughter of the late Nicholas F. Thompson Jr. and Mae Thompson of North Carolina. She was the widow of Willie Robertson. She is survived by a loving daughter, Laura Mitchell; loving and devoted niece/caregiver, Janice D. Smith (Ronald); one brother, Nicholas F. Thompson; a brother- in-law, Marshall (Sonnie) Dockery; daughter-in-law, Doretha; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by a son, Andrew. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Noble Street Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Robinson, David Lee

time on Friday at Green Ridge Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Oakey's North Chapel and Crematory, 540-362-1237., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Roger Wayne Johnson Sr.

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Rogers, Evelyn Ginger

s will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Chapel with the Rev. W.A. Mills officiating. Burial to follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home, Buena Vista, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Roy Hughes (In Memoriam)

HUGHES - Roy "Sonny" Love and miss you. It's been two years since you have passed and I think of you everyday. Your Wife, Nita, Children and Grandchildren 


 


 

Ruby Clark

Ruby Inez Smith Clark BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. Ruby Inez Smith Clark, age 79, received her gift of eternal life and went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. She was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Hawkins County, and lived all her life in Sullivan County. She was retired from the Sullivan County Youth Center and was a member of Hulls Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Lark and husband Monty, Connie Thompson and husband Fredrick; sisters, Marie Cain, Shirley Cox and husband Sonny; brothers, Dewey Smith and wife Phyllis, Harold Smith and wife Joyce, and Virgil Smith, all of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Eula Dougherty of Blountville and Ruby Clark of Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Clark; husband, Herbert Clark; sister, Erma Ealey Spencer; mother, Margaret Goins Smith; father, Sim Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, from the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Tri- Cities Memory Gardens. The family would like to say a special thank you to all of the staff of 2nd Tennessee at Bristol Nursing Home. Online condolences may be registered at, Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Ruth Smith

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Ruth Stone Dahlke

DAHLKE, Ruth Winifred Stone, age 93, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Otto Dahlke; and mother of Carl E. Dahlke of Washington, D.C. A memorial service will be planned in the spring. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Richmond Friends Meeting at www.richmondfriends.org.


 


 

Ryan K. BIGGERS

NEWPORT NEWS - Ryan K. Biggers, 44, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009., He is survived by his mother, Elaine Biggers; father, Larry Biggers and spouse, Elizabeth 'Buffy' Derouchie; brothers, Scott, Kevin and Brandon Biggers, all of Newport News; and many other loving relatives and dear friends, who will miss him dearly., The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Peninsula Funeral Home., Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


 


 

SEAN BROOKMAN (In Memoriam)

BROOKMAN You have been missing from our arms for 14 years, but never from our hearts. SEAN GAVIN BROOKMAN Oct. 8, 1972 - Dec. 9, 1995 Our love for you will never end. You will remain always in our hearts and in the hearts of all those who had come to know you, to love you and to be loved by you. Mom, Dad, Lara, Mandi & Grandma


 


 

Samuel H. Letchford, Jr. 

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Samuel Womack Lee Sr.

LEE, Samuel Womack Sr., 95, retired Peanut Cooperative Manager, died December 8, 2009 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was reared in Drewryville, a son of the late Jesse and Anna Belle Womack Lee. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Forbes Lee; a sister, Ann Belle Lee; and a grandson, Samuel Womack Lee III. He was a 1935 graduate of Virginia Tech, and during the years 1935-1950 taught Vocational Agriculture and Shop, and coached basketball and baseball at Callands High School, Courtland High School, and Holland High School. From 1941-1945, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Major. He was supervisor of Vocational Agriculture in Eastern Virginia from 1950 1954. From 19541979, he was manager of the Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association; Charter member of the Agriculture Council of America; Co-founder of National Peanut Growers Group; Vice President of Virginia Council of Cooperatives; Vice Chairman of the Peanut Administrative Committee; Secretary-Treasurer-Member of Board of Directors of the National Peanut Council; and a member of the National Farm Coalition. Mr. Lee was a former resident near Holland; a member of the Holland Ruritan Club for over 70 years, Zone Governor of Zone 1, and District Governor of Ruritan National. He was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years and a member of the Forty and Eight since 1948. Mr. Lee, a member of High Street United Methodist Church, was a former member of Holland Baptist Church for over 35 years and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, and taught the Men's Bible Class. He served as Moderator of the Baptist Blackwater Association. His hobbies included hunting, reading, genealogy, and all Virginia Tech sports. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Hazel Winstead Lee; two daughters, Elizabeth Lee Holland (Phillip) of Houston, Texas, and Dixie Lee Heckel (Carl) of Hazlet, N.J.; two sons, Samuel Womack Lee Jr. (Brenda) of Midlothian, and Jesse Owen Lee (Mary) of Whitney Point, N.Y.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Va. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Emporia. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to High Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, Va. 23851, or a charity of choice. www.wrightfuneralhome.com


 


 

Sandra M. Johnson 

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Sarah Blackwell (In Memoriam)

BLACKWELL, Sarah Happy Birthday, Mom, we love you with all of our hearts. Missing you everyday. Lovingly submitted, your children, Karen, Marcia and Charles Jr.


 


 

Shelton, Cecil Clinton

s will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with the Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New River Valley Carilion Hospice, 707 Randolph Street, Suite 210, Radford, Va. 24141. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the funeral home. The Shelton family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Silverthorn, Doris

. Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Way, Norfolk, VA 23510. Condolences may be offered to the family at www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Sorells, Lena Pearl Clark

Lena Pearl Clark Sorells, 95, of Lexington, Va., died on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Study, Kenneth Wayne

will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Twin County Funerals, Galax, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Taylor Drinkard III

Taylor Brooks Drinkard III Taylor Brooks Drinkard III, age 73, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2009, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born July 17, 1936, to TB and Sarah Seneker Drinkard. Brooks was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was retired, having lived and worked in Bristol all of his life. He was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School. He was a kind and generous person who will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors: sister, Anne D. Urena; brother, John Drinkard; four nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, from the Mountain View Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Jack Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences may be registered at, Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Ted C. Weaver

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Terry L. SCHMOLDT

He married Janice Lalonde in 1967. He attended Alpena Community College from 1965-67 and Western Michigan University from 1967-69, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration., Upon graduation Terry joined General Foods in Battle Creek, Mich., where he worked for two years. Over the next 18 years he held increasingly responsible jobs in production and manufacturing management in the packaged foods industry with Frito-lay, Planters Peanuts and Bachman. His final corporate job was with Utz Quality Foods in Hanover, Pa., where he was VP of Manufacturing for 17 years., After retiring from corporate life, Terry and Janice moved to Williamsburg, Va., so he could pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own company. He successfully built Sepco, Inc., a snackfood recycling business, from the ground up and saw it thrive within three years., Terry was an avid sailor and loved being out on the York River and Chesapeake Bay with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing golf and travelling. He was a loving husband and father, whose perpetual smile lit up a room; and his optimism was contagious -- the glass was not just half-full, it was overflowing., Terry was a natural leader with a unique gift for connecting with people, both young and old and from every walk of life. His energy and enthusiasm defined him and were the foundation of his incredible work ethic., The world will not be the same without him, but his amazing spirit will live on in all of us., He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Janice; two sons, Eric and Ryan; two grandchildren, Kiley Anne and Aidan; and several nieces and nephews., A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2010, at St. Olaf Catholic Church. Interment will be at a later date in Alpena, Mich.


 


 

Thomas, David William

time at the church. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Turner, Robert H.

will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville Chapel., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Umphlett, Doris

Doris H. Umphlett GATES - Doris Howell Umphlett, 75, of Hackley Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Umphlett was born in Gates County and was the daughter of the late John Robert and Helen Piland Howell. The valedictorian of the Gatesville High School Class of 1952, she retired as an administrative assistant with the Gates County Department of Social Services, and was a faithful member of Eure Christian Church and its Women's Fellowship. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, H. Lilton Umphlett Jr.; two sons, Donnie Umphlett and wife Barbara of Corapeake and Kenny Umphlett and wife Kelly of Gates; two brothers, Robert Taylor Howell and Lowell Howell, both of Eure; and four grandchildren, Andrew Lewis Umphlett of Silva, N.C., Josh Umphlett and Kimberly Lynne Umphlett, both of Greenville, N.C., and Stephen Anthony Umphlett of Gates. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Eure Christian Church by the Revs. Wayne Gardner and Michael Brinkley. Burial will follow in the Umphlett Family Cemetery near the home. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

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James Curtis West Mr. James Curtis West, formerly of Nathalie, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was the son of the late Major and Mary Coleman West of Nathalie. He is survived by his wife, Ruth West of Willingboro, N.J.; his daughter, Colette Denise West of Bowie, Md.; his sister, Evelyn C. Womble of Baltimore, Md.; sisters-in-law, Pauline Heyman of Paterson, N.J., Peggy Jefferson (Melvin) of Teaneck, N.J., Hattie P. West of Suffolk, Ann Heyman of Paterson, N.J., and Carrie McGuire of Paterson, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Butch Dye (Ann) of Chester, S.C., and John Heyman (Lori) of East Orange, N.J.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Nathalie. Interment with military honors will follow in the West Family Cemetery in Nathalie. Condolences may be expressed at www.Jeffress FuneralHome.com. Funeral services provided by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.


 


 

VIRGINIA COVINGTON

COVINGTON, Virginia Heywood, 88, of Reedville, died December 4, 2009. Mrs. Covington was the widow of Andrew McNeal Covington. She is survived by her daughters, Mortimer C. Paulus and her husband, Jeffrey A. Paulus, of Alexandria, Ann C. Stoneman and her husband, Michael Stoneman, of Richmond; her son, Andrew McNeal Covington Jr. of Reedville; and two grandchildren, Virginia Ann Paulus of Arlington and Lt. Arthur McNeal Paulus, U.S. Army, serving overseas. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, at Roseland Cemetery in Reedville, followed by a reception at Bethany United Methodist Church in Reedville. Memorials may be made to Northumberland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, Va. 22539.


 


 

Vivian G. Howard

Dr. Vivian G. Howard, 86, of Ettrick, Va., passed away in her home on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in the loving company of her family., Dr. Howard was born on April 22, 1923, in Warsaw, Va., the second daughter of Howard and Elizabeth Gordon. She received a bachelor's degree in 1946 and two master's degrees from Virginia State College (now University) in 1960 and 1962, the doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1969 and an advanced certificate in educational administration from Harvard University in 1989. As an undergraduate, she was initiated into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and was an active member until her death., In 1946, she married Roscoe C. Howard, then head of the Biology Department at the college. She served as professor of mathematics at the college and led the development of graduate and undergraduate programs in mathematics education. Dr. Howard later served as assistant to the president of the university. She retired from VSU in 1991 as distinguished professor emeritus from the Department of Mathematics and as the highest ranking woman to have served in an administrative capacity. Over her career, she also taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Longwood College, St. Paul's College and Virginia Union University., One of Dr. Howard's most rewarding contributions to the community was to design, secure funding for and direct the Partnership in Mathematics and Science (PIMS), a program to enhance science and mathematics achievement in middle school students funded by the State Council of Higher Education and co-sponsored by the Virginia State University and Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. After her retirement, Dr. Howard taught at Howard University and traveled to Barbados, Canada, Italy, Germany, England, Nigeria and South Africa., As a graduate student she was charter president of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education and, in her retirement, she was co-founder and charter president of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society in Education Inc., As national board member and Virginia supervisor of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Dr. Howard established five chapters in Virginia, one each in Petersburg, Tidewater, Hampton-Newport News, Richmond and Northern Virginia., Dr. Howard received numerous honors and awards, including the Virginia State University yearbook staff having dedicated the 2004-2005 VSU yearbook to her as the editor-in-chief of the first Trojan yearbook, published in 1946., Dr. Howard was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe C. Howard Sr., youngest son, Roderick Winston Howard, and sister, Mozelle Gordon Scott. She is survived by a sister, Alyce Gordon Willis; a daughter, Linda Gordon Howard; a son, Roscoe Conklin Howard Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Deborah Ryan Howard and Ramona J. Howard; four grandchildren, Conklin Ryan Howard, Adam Ryan Howard, Angel Faith Howard, and Roderick Winston Howard II; nephews, Richard Johnson and Hulon L. Willis Jr., and nieces, Eleanor Johnson, Vivian V. Braxton, Adrienne Scott, and Kimberly Willis; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry Street, Petersburg, Va. The Rev. Dr. George W.C. Lyons Jr., pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery., The family will receive friends at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, where the Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will conduct The Ivy Beyond the Wall Service. The family will also receive friends at the residence and may be contacted by calling 804-526-2328., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Virginia State University Foundation for the Vivian G. Howard Endowed Scholarship Fund at Virginia State University, P.O. Box 9071, Petersburg, VA 23803., Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, VA 804-732-8911,


 


 

Vivian Worley

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Warner, Brooks

Brooks F. Warner VIRGINIA BEACH - On Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, Brooks Frederick Warner passed away. He was born in Lexington County, South Carolina on Aug. 13, 1928. Brooks was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, June Simpson Warner; his mother, Lizzie Hayes Warner; his father, Willie Preston Warner; and his sisters, Birdie Hartley and Iva Livingston. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 26 years. He was an avid gardener and an active member at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church for 42 years. He also engaged in a wide variety of volunteer activities, including running blood drives, working at the polls, serving as church treasurer for decades, and serving on the board of directors for Luther Manor. He also loved playing bridge with his many close friends. He is survived by his sister, Eva Watson; his sister, Ann Oswald and her husband Clyde; his brother, Daniel Warner and his wife Loretta; his daughter, Elizabeth Souder and her husband David; his son, Clay Warner; and his five grandchildren, Ashley Faust, Virginia Goad and her husband Patrick, Evan, Dane and Griffin Warner; along with many other relatives and close friends. A funeral will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Brooks's name. Condolences may be offered to the family at www., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Weaver, Ted

will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by the Rev. Reggie Warren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Suffolk Humane Society, P.O. Box 5038, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered at, Make a memorial contribution


 


 

White, Anthony

from NORSHIPCO where he did masonry. He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church. Anthony is survived by three daughters, Angel Sanders, Antinika Coker and Andrea White; one stepdaughter, Tonia Heckstall; two sons, Anthony L. Davis and Anthony L. White Jr.; one stepson, Terrance Allen; three sisters, Florene Stewart, Rose Mae White and Barbara Butts; two brothers, Howard Lee White (Amanda) and Willie Lee White; four grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends. A funeral will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. in Olive Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will recieve friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Norfolk chapel. After the viewing the family will assemble at 7950 Old Oceanview Road No. 202. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling the arrangements., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

White, Doris Marie Quigley

will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Salem Baptist Church. Interment will follow at East Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Everett Kier will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom's honor to Salem Baptist Church at 103 North Broad Street in Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences to the family may be made at, . The White family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., 540-389-5441., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

White, Walter Murrell

time. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

William Harrison Jr.

HARRISON, William Jr., originally from Harrisonburg, Va., departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. He was 55 years of age. Bill had lived in Arlington for the past nine years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert Harrison Sr. and Rennie Keezell Harrison; and niece, Anna Elizabeth Harrison. He is survived by his brother, George F. Harrison; nephew, Samuel Zacharias Harrison; and niece, Ella Parke Harrison, all of Richmond. Bill attended The College of William and Mary, and was a graduate of James Madison University, with a B.A. in History, and the University of Virginia with an M.A in European History. He worked in the commercial real estate title industry, with the former Lawyers Title/LandAmerica in Richmond, and most recently for the past nine years, with First American Corporation in Washington D.C. A private graveside service will be held at the Keezletown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23227-1149. Arrangements entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Online condolences may be sent to the Harrison family by visiting www.kygers.com.


 


 

Winfrey PEARCE

YORKTOWN - Winfrey "Wimpy" Pearce, 95, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009., Winfrey was a native of Aulander, N.C., and was a Peninsula resident since 1959. He was Owner/Operator of Wimpy's Country Market in Tabb from 1959 to 1966 and was employed at Benthalls Market in Phoebus as a manager and butcher until he was 84., Winfrey was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Melva Pearce., He is survived by two daughters, Wenda Henry of Yorktown, Bonnie Olrogge and her husband, George of Yorktown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Regency Health Care Center and the York County Fire & Rescue/Life & Safety., Services will be private. The family will be at his residence., In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, the family requests that you perform an act of kindness for someone.


 


 

Wlliam Anderson (In Memoriam)

ANDERSON In loving memory of my Husband & Papa William E. Anderson. A precious one from us is gone A Voice we love is stilled A spot in vacant in our hearts That never can be filled Take him in Thine Arms Dear Lord And ever let him be A messenger of love between Our aching hearts and thee. Wife Lucy, Great Grandson, Michael


 


 

Worley, Charlie

Charlie Worley, 78, of Glade Hill, Va., passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Arrangements by Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-5533., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Yeatts, Pete

s 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009, at Anderson Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by ColbertMoran Funeral Home, Gretna., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Zarth, Barbara

will be held at the Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, Ohio, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield. Online condolences may be made at, . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ., Make a memorial contribution


 


 

Zebrasky, Gertrude Bevard

Gertrude Bevard Zebrasky, 88, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Funeral Mass will be held at noon on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church., Make a memorial contribution

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