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Vandonna Bluford
CHESAPEAKE -- Vandonna Bluford, 44, of the 1200 block of Aaron Court, died March 1, 2002, in Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth. 

A native of St. Louis, Mo., she was an accounting technician for the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center for 25 years, a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Chesapeake, the Finance Center Choir and a union representative. 

She is survived by her husband, Gregory W. Bluford Sr.; two daughters, Quana J. Bluford and Keyonia A. Bluford; a son, Gregory W. Bluford Jr., all of Chesapeake; her mother, Gertrude Jetton of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Norlean Howard of St. Louis; four brothers, Dewayne Jetton of New Castle, Del., Dakees Jetton of Las Vegas, Nev., Anthony Jetton and Glen Wood, both of St. Louis; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by her father, James M. Jetton Sr. and brother, James M. Jetton Jr. 

Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, with the family arriving at 6 p.m. The body will be shipped Tuesday to Austin Layne Mortuary, 7239 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, Mo., for funeral and burial. 

Joseph C. Fillmore
CHESAPEAKE -- Joseph C. Fillmore, 77, of the 3100 block of Bruno Drive, died Feb. 24, 2002. 

Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of Levi E. and Grace V. Zinn Fillmore. Mr. Fillmore was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Bowman Transportation Co. 

Survivors include his loving wife, Virginia Ruth Fillmore; a son, Levi Fillmore and wife Annette of Norfolk; a daughter, Debra Thompson and husband William; three grandchildren, Kimberly Okes, Keith Allan Nowell and Jason Fillmore; a great-grandson, Matthew Owens Okes; a brother and two sisters. 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. 

Robert A. Rosekrans Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Robert A. Rosekrans Jr., 75, of the 3800 block of Point Elizabeth Drive, died March 1, 2002, in a local hospital. 

Born in Scranton, Pa., Mr. Rosekrans retired as a plant manager after 42 years with Virginia Chemicals. 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joan H. Rosekrans; two sons, Joseph A. Rosekrans Sr. and Robert L. Rosekrans Sr., both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Irene Sink of North Carolina, Patricia Krampetz; three brothers, Frederick J. Rosekrans of Suffolk, Thomas Rosekrans of Arkansas, Charlie Rosekrans of Alaska; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. 

Ida K. Sweitzer
CHESAPEAKE -- Ida K. Sweitzer, 71, passed away on March 2, 2002, in a local hospital. 

Born in Richmond, she was a retired computer programmer with the Naval Safety Center. She was a member of Raleigh Heights Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd E. Sweitzer; three daughters, Gail Tole, husband Frank, April Hollandsworth, husband Paul, and Leigh Tanner, husband Scot; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Joshua, Kaitlyn and Myles; seven sisters and three brothers. 

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. The Rev. Thomas L. Mercer will conduct a funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. 

Lossie Battle
NORFOLK -- Lossie ``Miss Sister'' Battle of the 800 block of Goff St. died Feb. 28, 2002. 

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Denise Costict and Mary Richardson; three stepsons, Thomas Granberry, Herbert Granberry and Anthony Granberry, all of Norfolk; a nephew, James Battle of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and 10 nieces and other nephews. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Graves Funeral Chapel with burial in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. 

Margaret V. Belote
NORFOLK -- Margaret Virginia Belote, 80, died March 1, 2002, in a local convalescent center. She will be cremated and no services are planned. 

Kizzie E. Dunn
NORFOLK -- Kizzie Evette Dunn, 24, of the 3300 block of Lyons Ave., died Feb. 27, 2002. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Faith Mission Church, 577 Lake Edward Drive, Virginia Beach. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel, is in charge. 

Virginia L. Eaton
NORFOLK -- Virginia L. Eaton, 81, of the 800 block of Wolcott Ave., died Feb. 28, 2002, in the home. 

A native of Southampton County, she was a homemaker and member of Gilfield Baptist Church, Gilfield, Va. 

The widow of Patrick Eaton, she is survived by three sons, Patrick P. Eaton Jr. and Linwood O. Eaton of Norfolk and Dennis O. Eaton of Newport News; two sisters, Catherine M. Wiggins and Barbara A. Whitfield, both of Suffolk; five brothers, Victor Haskins of Norfolk, Howard Haskins of Franklin, Va., Herman Haskins, Lawrence Haskins and Benito Haskins of Suffolk; a grandchild, Dennis Eaton Jr. of Elizabeth City, N.C.; cousins, three sisters-in-law, Ruth Stinett, Dorothy Newton and Emma Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Louise and Linwood Haskins. 

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Funeral Home Inc. with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. 

James T. Gallup Jr.
NORFOLK -- James T. ``Teamas'' Gallup Jr., 89, of the 6000 block of Devonshire Road, died Feb. 28, 2002. 

Mr. Gallup leaves behind to cherish his memory a devoted niece, Goldie Jones, whom he resided with and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He also leaves a devoted nurse, Julia Cooper. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Graves Funeral Home Chapel. 

Hazel Lassiter
NORFOLK -- Hazel Lassiter, 84, of the 200 block of Granby Park, went to her eternal rest March 1, 2002, in a local hospital. She was a native of Norfolk, the daughter of the late Ethel Baldwin Lassiter and Eugene L. Lassiter. Miss Lassiter had retired after 40 years as a dental technician. 

She had been a member of Park Place United Methodist Church for 71 years, its Laura Fenn Bible Class and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed bowling, traveling and being with her family. Hazel will be greatly missed. 

Survivors include nephews, Dr. Dennis Lassiter and his wife, Marianne, of Roncerverte, W.Va., and Donald Lassiter and his wife, Joyce, of Richmond; a half-sister, Louise Sizemore of West Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Charles H. Smith. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today for a visitation with friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Park Place United Methodist Church. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made through www.dmvobits.com/cox 
 

Irene M. McGrew
NORFOLK -- Irene M. McGrew, 74, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2002. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Walter L. McGrew; daughter and her husband, Bobbie and Rickey Henderson; grandson and his wife, Tony and Heidi Henderson; grandson and his wife, Rickey Aaron and Jackie Henderson; great-granddaughter, Gretchen Henderson, all of Chesapeake; sister, Kay Parr of Norfolk; brothers, George Munden of California, Robert Munden of Virginia Beach, Donald Munden and wife Betty of Norfolk and Alfred Munden of Virginia Beach; and a host of nieces and nephews. Irene spent her life devoted to the Lord and teaching children in Sunday School. 

The family will receive friends in the Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, today from 3 to 5 p.m. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home by her pastor, the Rev. Charles Riggs. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Trinity Baptist Church, 2807 Grandy Ave., Norfolk, VA 23509. 

Bruce W. Noss Jr.
NORFOLK -- Bruce W. Noss Jr., 25, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2002. He was born on Jan. 29, 1977, in Pennsylvania. Bruce was a member of WillowWood Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Tidewater Community College, Class of 2001, where he received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in CAD Drafting-Architectural Drafting. He was a lifelong resident of Virginia. 

Bruce was the only child of Valerie and Bruce W. Noss Sr. He is survived by many relatives in Pennsylvania and Florida. 

A memorial service was held in Virginia Beach and funeral services were held in Pennsylvania, followed by interment in his native state which he loved. 

Bruce fought a valiant battle against cancer, and the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Ashlee Marie Powelka
NORFOLK -- Ashlee M. Powelka, 20, of the 1800 block of Garfield Drive, went home to be with our Lord March 1, 2002. She was born in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 14, 1982. She graduated from Gateway Christian School, Virginia Beach in 2000. She was a sophomore at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn. 

Her parents, John and Sheila Powelka and sister, Kimberley Powelka survive her, as well as her maternal grandmother, Elaine Bedhrend of Mechanicsville, Iowa and grandfather, Frank B. Green of Fort Myers, Fla.; and paternal grandparents, Leroy and Virginia Powelka of Maquoketa, Iowa. 

A funeral will be held at Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Dr. J.D. Norris Jr. of Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist, the Rev. Terry Beck of Hyde Park Free Will Baptist Church of Norfolk and Dr. Tom Malone, president of Free Will Baptist College of Nashville, Tenn. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, is in charge. Viewing will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a Missionary Scholarship fund at Free Will Baptist Bible College, 3606 W. End Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 or send to Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church, 210 S. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 and they will forward it to the college. 

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. ``Popularity means nothing. Don't conform to the world; stay close to God and he'll never let you down.'' The family would like to thank everyone for the loving kindness in their time of loss of their loving daughter. 

Jonas Webster
NORFOLK -- Jonas Webster, 90, formerly of the 2800 block of Victoria Ave., went home to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2002, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a longtime resident of Norfolk until 2000 when he relocated to Charlotte, N.C., with family because of failing health. Mr. Webster retired from Local 1248 of the International Longshoreman Association in Norfolk in 1973. 

He was born to the late Joseph and Mary Webster in Princess Anne County. His wife, Lillie Mae Webster, predeceased him. He is survived by four sons, W. Reginald Mazingo (Roberta) and Paul Webster (Sandra) of Charlotte, N.C., Robert Webster of Norfolk and Jonas DeWitt Webster of State College, Pa.; a daughter, Patricia Cowan of Charlotte; two brothers, Samuel Webster (Dorothy) of Norfolk and Simon Webster (Mildred) of Chesapeake; a sister, Pearl Person (Byrd) of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

A funeral will be held Monday at noon at New Mount Zion Church of God Holiness, 1042 Philpotts Road, Norfolk, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Service, Norfolk, and from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the church. 

Spencer J. Adams Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Spencer J. Adams Jr., 78, of Wycliff Road, died March 1, 2002, in Maryview Medical Center. 

Mr. Adams, a native of Wilson, Kan., was retired from Virginia Chemical Company as import and export manager. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and took graduate studies in International Business. He had served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Romero Adams; two sons, Richard J. Adams and wife Sharon of Richmond, Spencer L. Adams of Los Angeles; two sisters, Betty Appleton of Clay Center, Kan., Mary Broyles of Kansas City; and a grandson, Max Adams of Richmond. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Adams. 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. David Harris. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements. 

Maurice Bess Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Maurice Bess Sr., 38, of the 3000 block of Watson St., died Feb. 27, 2002. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge. 

Travis C. Bishop
PORTSMOUTH -- Travis C. ``Bish'' Bishop, 51, of the 2600 block of Belle St., died Feb. 27, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk. 

A native of Portsmouth, he had been an electrician for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for four years and was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Mr. Bishop was a U.S. Army veteran. 

Survivors include a son, Antonio Bishop Sr. and wife Angela Bishop of Suffolk; a sister, Frances Ellis of Portsmouth; two brothers, Theosilaer Bishop Jr. of Suffolk and Leon Bishop of Portsmouth; three grandchildren; two aunts, an uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends, including special friends, Willie Alexander Jr. and Judy Moore. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Antonio Bishop Sr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, with military honors. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The family will assemble for the procession to the church at 1457 Lake Forest Drive, Portsmouth. 

Charles E. Butler Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Charles Ellsworth Butler Sr., 68, of the 3800 block of Brighton St., died March 1, 2002, in a Portsmouth hospital. 

A native of Portsmouth, Mr. Butler was a retired truck driver and was Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. 

He is survived by three daughters, Charlene E. Wade of Smithfield, Va., Thelma I. Reynolds of Suffolk and Deborah J. Hill of Portsmouth; a son, Charles E. Butler Jr. of Portsmouth; two brothers, William H. Butler Jr. of Suffolk and Edward T. Butler of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; and two nephews. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Tony Melia. The family will receive friends at 61 Bainbridge Ave., Portsmouth (Cradock), following the service. 

Bernard J. Frank
PORTSMOUTH -- Bernard Joseph ``Joe'' Frank, 76, died March 2, 2002. 

He was born July 18, 1925, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and was a member of Gomley Chesed Synagogue in Portsmouth and Temple Emmanuel of Weldon, N.C. Mr. Frank joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and was stationed in Japan. He moved to Portsmouth in 1947 and operated Frank's Red Front Market and Portsmouth Armie-Navie and was actively involved until his death. He was also a merchandise liquidator running liquidation sales nationwide. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Kittner Frank; his children, Irving Frank and wife Sherry of Virginia Beach, Alan Frank and wife Margeaux of Annandale, Va., Robin Frank of Albany, N.Y., and Helen Pomerantz and husband Alex of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Marc, Kara, Aaron, Andrew, Michelle, Dara and Brett; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Sherman Clevenson of Newport News and brother Sidney Frank of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and numerous loving nephews, nieces and friends. 

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Gomley Chesed Synagogue officiated by Rabbi Philip Krohn and Rabbi Arthur Ruberg. Burial will be in Gomley Chesed Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Gomley Chesed, Beth El and B'nai Israel Synagogues. 

Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements. 

Sarah Cooke Bryan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sarah Cooke ``Cookie'' Bryan of the 900 block of Marshall Circle, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 27, 2002, while vacationing in Louisiana. 

Mrs. Bryan was born in Norge, Va., and was the daughter of the late George Harris Cooke Sr. and the late Frances Marguerite Williams Cooke. 

Mrs. Bryan was valedictorian of her class at Toano High School in 1946. She graduated from Riverside School of Nursing in 1950 and retired as a registered nurse in 1994 with more than 25 years of service, her most recent 16 years spent with Sentara Leigh Hospital. Cookie was a member of the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church and its Agape Sunday School Class for more than 45 years. At the time of her death she was co-president of the class. 

Cookie played in several bridge clubs, played tennis at least once a week and was currently a member of the Virginia Beach Racquet Club. She had also enjoyed square dancing with the Dixie Squares and round dancing. 

Mrs. Bryan was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Sanders, and two brothers, George Harris Cooke and Dwight Haley Cooke. Survivors include her beloved husband, Bill; her daughters, Roxanne Sheppard, Rhonda Harris and Rochelle Heron; her sisters. Frances Ward, Wanda Calhoon, Rose Seay and Lucille Humphreys; her brother, Littleberry Milton Cooke; two grandsons, Casey and Carter Heron; her sons-in-law, Steve Sheppard and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chaz Heron; and her stepchildren, Bill Bryan Jr., Wayne Bryan and Colleen Duesberry, as well as their spouses and children. 

A memorial service will be held at noon Tuesday at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 19th Street and Pacific Avenue, by the Rev. James M. Tongue. The family will receive guests in the Social Hall after the service. Burial will be private. The family will also receive visitors at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Chapel, 2002 Laskin Road, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Cookie's name to either the Agape Sunday School Class or the National Commission Against Drunk Driving. 

William T. Carr
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William Thomas Carr, 82, died March 2, 2002, at a local hospital. 

A native of Crewe, Va., he was a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He had also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years. Mr. Carr was a charter member of Foundry United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years. He was active in the United Methodist Men and had been honored with a Life Membership. He was also a member of Elizabeth Masonic Lodge No. 220 AF&AM. He served in World War II and completed a tour of duty in France (1952-1955) and Korea (1959-1960). 

He is survived by a daughter, Beverly C. Brown and husband Charles Michael Brown of Courtland, Va.; a sister, Dorothy Dixon of Richmond; and two grandchildren, William Adrian Brown and wife Emily Edwards Brown and Michael David Brown. 

A funeral will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Thomas. The entombment with military honors will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, today from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Foundry United Methodist Church. 

Tommy Collins
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Tommy Collins, 16, of the 2000 block of Jules St., died March 1, 2002, in Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. 

A native of California, he was a 9th grader at Landstown High School. 

Survivors include his parents, Dorothy J. Green and Kenneth J. Green of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Nicole Green of Virginia Beach and Tiffany Close of Arizona; a brother, Jayson Green of Virginia Beach; maternal grandparents, Ronald Johnson and Nancy Houston; paternal grandparents, William H. and Barbara A. Green; and biological mother, Delores Close. 

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, with burial in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. and following the service at 2004 Jules Court, Virginia Beach. 

John A. Delaney
VIRGINIA BEACH -- John A. Delaney, retired Navy commander, died at the age of 80 at home in Virginia Beach. A native of Lawrence, Mass., Cmdr. Delaney was the son of the late Thomas L. and Anna Esther Hennessey Delaney and a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He graduated from Boston College with the Class of 1944, attended the University of Notre Dame where he was commissioned an ensign in 1944 and received his master's degree from George Washington University in 1963. 

During World War II, he was assigned to the pre-commissioning and commissioning detail of the USS Wisconsin (BB 64). He served on that ship from April 16, 1944 until Aug. 28, 1946. During this tour, he participated in operations with the Third and Fifth Fleet in the Western Pacific. During his career, he had rewarding tours both on ships and shore installations. His military decorations included: American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater with Silver Star, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal Ribbon with ``ASIA'' clasp, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge. 

He was a member of the National and Local Chapter of the Retired Officer's Association, and a member of the Swindlers Golf Association at the Naval Air Station, Oceana. 

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret E. Delaney, a native of Worcester, Mass.; son, Stephen, daughter-in-law Judy, granddaughter, Kelly, and grandson, Kevin Delaney of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Joanne, son-in-law, Scott, granddaughter, Katherin and grandson, Joseph Shaver of Williamsburg, Va.; sister, Mary Bradley and two nieces and a nephew of Lawrence, Mass.; sister-in-law, Helen Delaney, two nieces, a nephew, grandnieces and grandnephew of Hampton, N.H.; and a brother-in-law, Vincent McIntyre and family of Paxton, Mass. He was predeceased by a brother, William Delaney of Hampton, N.H. 

Viewing will be held at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held at St. Nicholas Church, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Sentara Hospice. 

Robert E. Gray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Robert E. Gray, 86, died Feb. 28, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Norfolk and was the widower of Margaret Mildred Gray, his wife of 50 years. He was the retired founder and owner of Pyramid Body Works from 1948 to 1980. He was a member of Elizabeth River Baptist Church, an avid golfer and bowler. 

He was the youngest of six children, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Odd Fellows. He is survived by six children, Richard Gray, Jeffrey Gray, Sidney Gray, Ann Smith, Ellen Summerell and Robert Gray Jr.; and 17 grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Elizabeth River Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Cook officiating, burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. 

Dorothy B. Johnson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothy Bell Johnson, 85, of the 3200 block of Edinburgh Drive, died March 2, 2002. She was born in Norfolk and was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a son, James E. Hopkins III of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, James E. Hopkins IV of Virginia Beach and John C. Hopkins of Portsmouth; and three great-grandchildren, Alyssa E. Hopkins and Jerry D. Hopkins, both of Virginia Beach and Shane Ryan Hopkins of Portsmouth. 

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park by G.T. Mitchell. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is in charge. 

Harvey M. Jones Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harvey M. ``Pete'' Jones Jr., 72, departed this life March 1, 2002, to be with his daughter, Anne Jones, after a lengthy illness at Virginia Beach General Hospital. 

He was predeceased by his father, Harvey M. Jones Sr., and daughter, Anne Jones. He was a U.S. Army veteran. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Jones; son, Bill Jones and wife Sibyll Jones of Virginia Beach; and four grandchildren, Taylor, Larkyn, Madelyn Anne and Amber; his mother, Dorothy Mears Jones and brother, Ralph Jones of Richmond. 

Friends may join the family for a memorial service Monday at 1 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23461. 

Virginia S. Reveley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Sanford Reveley, 89, died March 2, 2002, in Oakwood Nursing Home. 

Born in Farmville, Va., she was the widow of Hughes K. Reveley Sr. and a retired teacher. Mrs. Reveley was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, A.D.K. Teaching Sorority and Kempsville Womens Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Virginia Crigger of Virginia Beach; two sons, H.K. Reveley Jr. of Virginia Beach, Sanford Reveley of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren, Terry, John, William, H.K., Andrew, Jeff, Rachel, Shannon and Ashlyn; and a great-grandchild, Jordan. 

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Jeffrey Bell. Burial will be private. 

Nancy J. Simmons
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancy J. Simmons of the 5000 block of Indian River Road died Feb. 27, 2002. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lillian S. Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Essie Cherry; two grandchildren, Robert L. Jones and Fannie Jones; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in The Upper Room by Elder Wilmer Burden with burial in Colonial Grove Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge. 

Sophia E. Vidakis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sophia E. Vidakis, 76, of the 3000 block of Pewter Road, passed away March 1, 2002, in her home. 

She was born in Loutro, Sfakion, Crete, Greece, came to the United Stated in 1967, and became a naturalized American citizen in 1976. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk. 

She is survived by her husband id 47 years, Emmanuel; her son, Bobby Vidakis and his wife, Maria, of Hampton; her daughter, Maria Makridakis and her husband, Emmanuel, of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Marina and Sophia Makridakis and Emmanuel and Aliki Vidakis; her brother, Andrew Kopassis; her sisters, Evangelia Bredologos of Virginia Beach, Eftixia Saviolakis, Anna Giomakis, and Maria Tzatzimakis of Greece; eight nephews; six nieces; and many other relatives. 

A Trisagion service will be held by the Rev. Fr. Costa G. Christo Ph.D., Dean, and the Rev. Fr. Constantine P. Rogakos, Ph.D. at 7 p.m. today in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road. A church service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 7220 Granby St., Norfolk. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home after the Trisagion and at the church following the interment. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral or to the American Cancer Society. 

May her memory be eternal. 

Alfred D. Babb
SUFFOLK -- Alfred Daniel Babb, 66, of Manning Road, died March 1, 2002. 

A native of Northampton County, N.C., he was a printer for over 30 years with The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star and Suffolk News Herald newspapers. Mr. Babb was the son of the late Rosa L. Nelson Babb and Bernice Billy Babb. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Carlton and Leroy Babb. 

Mr. Babb lost his battle with Parkinson's disease. His former wife of 35 years, Margaret Faye T. Babb of Suffolk, still remains today as a loving and caring companion. Survivors also include daughters and son-in-law, Lisa F. Babb of Suffolk and Susan B. and Brian Brobjorg of Staunton, Va.; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Sandra Babb of Suffolk, and Tony A. Babb of Virginia Beach; a sister, Dorothy Bell of Saginaw, Mich.; grandchildren, Christopher and Tabatha Boone, Meghan and Austin Babb, Hannah and Katie Brobjorg. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Parr Funeral Home, 447 W. Washington St., officiated by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. Interment will be at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Robert W. Babb, 722 Jones St., Suffolk. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. 

Sherwood C. Jackson
SUFFOLK -- Sherwood Chesson ``Smoke'' Jackson, 77, died March 1, 2002, in a Portsmouth hospital. 

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Jackson was the owner and operator of Peanut City Vegetable Oil Co., Suffolk. He was a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and attended Emory University. He was a former school teacher in the Portsmouth Public School System, a former employee of Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock and owner and operator of Suffolk Oil Mill. 

Mr. Jackson was a former member and charter member of Elizabeth Manor Country Club in Portsmouth, Cedar Point Country Club, North Suffolk Social Club, Southwark Hunt Club in Surry and was Episcopalian. 

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia T. Jackson; a daughter, Laura Elizabeth DeHority and husband Kerry of San Jose, Calif.; three sons, John Motley Jackson and wife Phyllis of Jefferson, Ga., Walter Leon Jackson and wife Nancy of Ringgold, Va., and Sherwood Chesson Jackson Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Leon Elmore Jackson and wife Annie Laurie of Chesapeake; a sister-in-law, Margaret Gollan Jackson of Bethesda, Md.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon C. Jackson. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by the Rev. Macon B. Walton. The family will receive friends at the residence from 4 to 6 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to Bennetts Creek Rescue Squad, 3885 Bridge Road, Suffolk, VA 23435. 

Evelyn S. Saunders
SUFFOLK -- Evelyn S. Saunders, 75, of the 1100 block of Custis Road, died Feb. 28, 2002. A funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at East End Baptist Church. T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home is in charge. 

Jack D. Denson
FRANKLIN -- Jack Dempsey Denson, 67, died March 2, 2002, in Suffolk. 

Born in Maryland and reared in Southampton County, he was a son of Lillie Mae Johnson Denson and the late Enous Eli Denson. He was retired from Union Camp Corp. with 40 years of service, having never missed a day of work during this time. He enjoyed fishing, Washington Redskins football, Atlanta Braves baseball and NASCAR racing. 

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 45 years, Katherine ``Kitty'' Blythe Denson; a daughter, Angela Kathryn Denson of Franklin; six sisters, Mary D. Coburn, Estelle Dundalow and her husband, Pete, and Barbara Cottle, all of Franklin, Bertha McCready and her husband, George, of Portsmouth, Betty Eason and her husband, John, of Littleton, N.C., and Christine Blythe and her husband, Marion, of Suffolk; a brother, Roy Timothy Denson and his wife, Emma, of Franklin; a brother-in-law, Thomas Supernaut of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by two sisters, Gloria D. Supernaut and Nancy L. Denson. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Southampton Memorial Park with the Rev. Howard L. Vinson Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence, 147 Bobwhite Lane, Franklin. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2788 Hydraulic Road, Suite No. 4, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or to a favorite charity. 

Mildred M. Guy
ONANCOCK -- Mildred ``Mickey'' Mister Guy, 83, died March 2, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Parksley Cemetery. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge. 

Tex N. Tucker
ATLANTIC -- Tex Nelson Tucker, 66, died March 1, 2002. A funeral will be in Etherington Funeral Home, Gloucester, N.J. Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, has charge of local arrangements. 

Vera P. Altbach
CHARLOTTE -- Vera Perry Altbach, 84, passed away March 1, 2002, at Sardis Nursing Home. 

Mrs. Altbach was born April 9, 1917, in Chowan County and was the daughter of the late Asa Treadwell and Georgetta Ward Perry. A retired salesperson for Causal Corner, she had been a member of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte for many years. 

Preceded in death by her husbands, Roland H. Hermann and Irving Altbach, she is survived by her daughter, Diane H. Boyd and husband Donald of Charlotte; grandsons, Hamilton Blake Boyd and Bryan A. Boyd; nieces, Alvis P. Winslow and Marietta S. Dormire; a nephew, Sidney L. ``Bud'' Perry; and a sister-in-law, Catherine H. Perry. 

A graveside service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the family plot at Warwick Baptist Church, Hobbsville. Friends may join the family today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Edenton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 97100, Dallas, TX 75397. 

Benjamin F. Carter
EURE -- Benjamin Franklin ``Dick'' Carter, 87, of Taylor Mill Road, died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, Suffolk. 

Mr. Carter was born in Gates County Dec. 4, 1914, and was predeceased by his parents, Lonnie Smith and Myrtle Harrell Carter and his first wife, Pat Carter. For 37 years he was employed with Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock and retired as the supervisor of Dept. X-32. A member and former deacon of Eure Christian Church, his memberships also included the Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 965 in Eure; Warwick Masonic Lodge No. 336 in Newport News; Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 126 in Gatesville, N.C.; Masons Hall Masonic Lodge No. 1785 in Richmond, Va.; Scottish Rites Bodies, Valley of Virginia, Orient Newport News Chapter; Chapter No. 335 Order of the Eastern Star in Gatesville, N.C. 

Surviving are his wife, Mary Edith Carter; his son, Richard S. Carter and wife Lynn of Newport News; stepchildren, Faye Casper and husband Wade of Sunbury and Ray Felton and wife Judy of Eure; grandson, Sean Carter of San Diego, Calif.; five stepgrandsons, Wayne Felton of Raleigh, Brock Felton of Eure, Kevin Felton of Lake Tahoe, Calif., David Casper of Hobbsville and Daniel Casper of Sunbury; a stepgranddaughter, Monica Holloway Farkas of Los Angeles, Calif.; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle McComb of Newport News, Virginia Mullen of Eure and Carrie Oliver of Portsmouth; special friends, Irma and Bobby Grant and their family and caregivers, Nell Long and Judy Wilson. 

A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow with full Masonic rites at 2:30 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. Friends may join the family Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at his residence. Following the graveside rites Tuesday the family will receive friends at the home of Richard and Lynn Carter, 205 Abbitt Lane, Newport News. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eure Christian Church, Eure, NC 27935 or the Gates County Rescue Squad, Gatesville, NC 27938. 

Katherine W. Casper
GATES -- Katherine Winslow Casper, 76, of the 1500 block of U.S. Hwy. 13, died March 2, 2002. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Casper Family Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge. 

William Cooper
WINDSOR -- Funeral services for William Cooper, 61, of the 200 block of Quitsna Road, who died Feb. 26, will be held at noon Monday at Indian Woods Missionary Baptist Church in Windsor. Gilliam Funeral Home in charge. 

Luther Joyner Daughtry
SOUTH MILLS -- Luther Joyner Daughtry, 58, a native of Lasker, N.C., died Feb. 28, 2002, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk. Mr. Daughtry was the son of the late Luther S. Daughtry and Lois Jenkins Daughtry. He graduated from NC State in 1966 and then attended Officers Candidate School where he served in the Navy for four years as an officer. He was employed with the Albemarle Regional Health Service as an environmental health service inspector. 

Survivors include his sisters, Anne D. Hicks of El Paso, Texas, and Gloria D. Payne of Maryville, Tenn.; three stepchildren, Greg Lane of St. Louis, Mo., Elizabeth Slutzky of St. Louis and Sgt. Matthew Lane, Bravo Company 3rd 229th Aviation, Fort Bragg, N.C.; his stepmother, Frances D. Daughtry of Lasker, N.C.; and a stepbrother, Fred Liverman of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Lasker Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe McLean. Burial will follow at Lasker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, N.C., today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Jonathan D. Fisher
WILMINGTON -- Jonathan D. Fisher, 25, died Feb. 27, 2002. 

A native of Moyock, N.C., survivors include his mother, Sally Ann Martin Fisher and father, Donald L. Fisher; two brothers, Jed Fisher of Kill Devil Hills and Justin Fisher and wife Elizabeth of Moyock. 

A private family service will be at a later date. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements. 

McClary Hall
AHOSKIE -- McClary Hall died March 1, 2002. A funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge. 

Robert P. Jackson Jr.
PLYMOUTH -- Robert P. Jackson Jr., 55, of the 300 block of Hampton Drive, died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Washington County Hospital. 

Mr. Jackson was born in Norfolk to the late Robert P. Jackson Sr. and Mary Ferebee Jackson. He was a store manager of the Plymouth Food Lion before an illness. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and the husband of Ruby Lee Holyfield Jackson of the home. 

Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Jessica Jackson of the home; a sister, Mary Ann Raiford of Virginia Beach; a brother, Harry Jackson of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Church of the Nazarene by Pastor Steve Creech. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Horner-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St., Plymouth, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at his residence. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to his church, 104 Oakford Ave., Plymouth, NC 27962. 

Edmund F. Szajna

HERTFORD -- Edmund Francis Szajna, 78, of Pungo Drive, died Feb. 28, 2002. 
Mr. Szajna was the husband of Rosemarie J. Stempowski Szajna of the home, and the father of a daughter, Mrs. Linda Henderson; and three sons, Gregory Szajna, Eric Szajna and Christopher Szajna. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kimberely, Christopher and Ryan. 

A memorial mass will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Edenton. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge. 

Donald A. Davis
WILLIAMSBURG -- Donald Arthur Davis, 74, died Feb. 8, 2002, after a short illness. A native of Oshkosh, Wis., Donald had been a Hampton resident since 1940 and in 1998 moved to Williamsburg. He was a merchant marine before joining the Army, where he served in the Occupational Force in Japan during World War II. He was a parts manager and worked for Cofer Motor, General Auto Sales, Poquoson Motor Co., Tysinger Dodge and Peninsula Dodge, retiring in 1989 after 40 years. 

He served as past commander of the VFW 176, past president of WBCCI, Tidewater Virginia Unit, and was a member of Woodman of the World. 

Donald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elinor W. Davis; daughter, Kathleen V. Orr and husband Scott of Virginia Beach; sons, Dr. Guy D. Davis and wife Norma of Baltimore, Md., Maj. Douglas L. Davis and wife Barbara and Frank W. Davis and wife Cathy, all of Williamsburg; grandchildren Douglas L. Davis II, Michael J. Davis, Rebecca L. Davis, Aimee L. Orr, Christopher James Webber, Christopher D. Orr, Christiana Hensler-Davis and Taylor M. Davis; and great-granddaughter, Kayla R. Davis. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. 

Irene B. Dixon
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Irene Bowers Dixon, 53, died Feb. 24, 2002. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in New Hope Baptist Church, Franklin. Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home is in charge. 

James M. Bowers
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- James M. ``Mike'' Bowers, 63, died in Kentucky Feb. 28, 2002. He was a member of the Seafarers Union and served in the Air Force as sports reporter. 

Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Linda H. Bowers of Suffolk; two brothers, Jack D. Bowers of Portsmouth and Kirk Wood of Alabama; a sister, Mildred Jose of Florida; a foster sister, Judy Querry of Portsmouth; two sons, Landy Bowers Stovall of West Virginia and Tommy Bowers of Portsmouth; his daughter, Melinda K. Bowers of Nags Head, N.C.; four grandsons, Landy Michael, T.J., Troy and Trevor; and his lifelong friend, Shirley Hobbs. 

The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 4 to 6 p.m. and the funeral will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Following the service, the family will be at 508 Nottingham Road, Portsmouth. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Memorial Fund of James M. Bowers, c/o Wachovia Bank, North Carolina Account. The family would like to thank Mary Price of FAMM and Phil Inglima for all their efforts. 

Peggie O. Keeling
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Peggie O. Keeling, the wife of Melvin L. Keeling Jr., died March 1, 2002. Nicholson-Cummings Funeral Home, Hampton, is in charge.


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