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|Edward J. Fields
CHESAPEAKE -- Edward L. Fields, 74, of the 2500 block of King Court, entered into eternal rest Dec. 28, 1999, after a long illness.
Born in Surry County, Va., Elder Fields was the son of the late Robert Brown and Mary Fields and the grandson of the late Daisy Fields. He was retired from the Naval Supply Center after 42 years of employment.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years, Josephine Fields; three sons, Robert E. Fields of New Jersey, Anthony Fields of Norfolk and Alexis Fields of New York; four daughters, Darlene Winchester and her husband, DuVelle, of Virginia Beach, Pamela F. Trotter, Christina Turner and her husband, Mac, of Chesapeake, and Ida M. Cypress and her husband, Gary, of North Carolina; two sisters, Lillian Griffin of Norfolk and Vanessa Brown of Petersburg; four uncles, Sam and Willie Fields of Norfolk and James and John Fields of New York; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Funeral Home, Berkley Chapel, for a brief remembrance. A going-home service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Solid Rock COGIC, 21 Vicker Ave., Chesapeake, by Elder William H. Blanchard. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens.
Ada C. Rhone
Mrs. Rhone was a native of Liberty, S.C., and was the widow of the beloved Raymond Rhone Sr., who preceded her in death May 18, 1996. She was a member of St. Mark R.Z.U.A. Church in Norfolk for 52 years, where she served on the Mary Clark Missionary Board and the Usher Board.
Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Rhone-Bailey of Chesapeake; two sons, Raymond Rhone Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jimmy O. Rhone of Dover, Del.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon today at St. Mark R.Z.U.A. Church by the Rev. Ben Thomas. Family and friends will depart from the residence at 11:15 a.m. for the service. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at 2405 Rock Creek Dr., Chesapeake. Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.
Mary F. Yergey
Born in Charleston, W.Va., she was the widow of Alvin F. Yergey. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Doherty of Chesapeake, Vicky Howe of Suffolk and Mary Berrier of Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda L. Yergey.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by Chaplain Bron Forrester.
Frances C. Adams
Born in Manchester, Conn., she was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Adams; two sons, Christopher T. Adams of Orlando, Fla., Paul C. Adams of Smithfield, Va.; four sisters, Mary Ward of Cape Cod, Mass., Kay Dahm and Gail Emery, both of Manchester, Conn., and Loretta Fleese of Milford, Mich.; a brother, Raymond Crossen of Hudson, Ohio; four grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Joan Crossen of Revere, Mass., and Ellen Crossen of Union, Conn. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Frances Adams; a sister, Helen Marks; and two brothers, William and Thomas Crossen.
The body is being sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, to Holmes Funeral Home, Manchester, Conn., for services and burial Monday. The service will be held in St. Bridget's Catholic Church with burial in St. James Cemetery.
Leonard B. Hageman
Mr. Hageman was a native of Holyoke, Colo., and was retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief warrant officer. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea and also retired from Patterson Dental Service following his military career. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Josephine Hageman of Norfolk; his daughter, Ann Marie Hageman-Pogorzelski of Yorktown; two sons, Roy Alan Hageman of Portsmouth and Mark Eric Hageman of Newport News; and his beloved granddaughter, Adelaide Ruth Hageman. Mr. Hageman is also survived by several brothers and sisters as well as numerous other family members and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. R. Francis Muench. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Tim C. Hartsfield
Born in Benton, Ark., Mr. Hartsfield was a retired president of T.C. Hartsfield Construction Inc. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene of Virginia Beach and former president of Norview Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise L. Hartsfield; a daughter, Brenda H. Egnor, and husband, Richard, of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Tim Hartsfield, and wife, Margaret, of Norfolk; a sister, Mary Shanks of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Dianne Elizabeth Egnor and husband, J. Scott Willcox, of Boston, Mass., Christine E. Griffin and husband, Ben, of Rochester, N.Y., Bradford Wayne Egnor of Nashville, and Eric Timothy Hartsfield and Sarah Elizabeth Hartsfield of Norfolk.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Jack Smith. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.
William N. Brown
Willie W. Cherry Jr.
Joyce A. Pryor
Joyce accepted Christ early in life and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. She went to school in Portsmouth, where she attended I.C. Norcom High School. After high school, she pursued her career in nursing. While nursing, she worked at Leigh Memorial Hospital, Maryview Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital for disabled children. She also worked as a self-employed seamstress for well over 20 years.
She was predeceased by her father and mother, William ``Bill'' Harding and Margaret ``Baby Sis'' Harding; and a brother, Leroy ``Baby Brother'' Harding.
Her love, kindness and sincere compassion for her family will forever linger in their hearts. Left to mourn her passing are her children: two sons, Morris L. Harding and wife, Vanessa, of Richmond, and David C. Harding of Portsmouth; three daughters, Ellen Harding-Gregg of Chesapeake, Angenette Pryor-Berry and Antionette L. Pryor, both of Portsmouth; three brothers, Moses C. Whitaker and wife, Catherine, of Norfolk, Ronald Lee Harding of Portsmouth and Hiawatha C. Harding and wife, Veora, of Chesapeake; a sister, Belinda K. Hardy of Portsmouth; and 10 grandchildren, Sharonda, Jay, David, Mario, Melita, Dwight, Marlene, Cheonte', Girard and Keonte'; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 1115 Cherokee Road, Portsmouth, by Bishop Richard C. Lee. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will be at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday. The family will be at 1301 Canal Drive, Apt. 12-C, Chesapeake.
James L. Waters
Born in Pinetown (Bath), N.C., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1974 as a heavy duty mechanic from Ford Motor Co.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Sarah Ruth Waters; two daughters, Helen Dancy-Copeland and Eloise Bryant and her husband, Marcellus, all of Portsmouth; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Saunders of Portsmouth; six sons, Larry Waters of Chesapeake, James Waters and his wife, Kim, Dennis Waters and his wife, Mary, Mike Waters and his wife, Winifred, Gregory Waters and his wife, Jackie, and Ollie Waters, all of Portsmouth; a brother, Elverna Waters of Washington, N.C.; 26 grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Alberta Peele Waters and Norman Waters.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds Sr. Burial with military honors will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. today. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
Lucy R. Wilson
Born in Portsmouth, she was the widow of the Rev. Joseph C. Wilson. She was a 68-year member of First Baptist Church, West Norfolk, Portsmouth, where she was a member of the Senior Choir and Ministers' Wives. She was a former member of Queen of Sheba No. 28, Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include five daughters, Ethel Holland, Eunice Carson, Florie Knight and Arbedella Auston, all of Portsmouth, and Vilma Braswell of Chesapeake; four sons, Calvin R. Wilson, Melvin C. Wilson and Timothy Wilson, all of Portsmouth, and Ralph A. Wilson of Chesapeake; a sister, Willie Mae Cotton of Portsmouth; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Luther Wilson of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph E.L. Wilson.
A funeral will be conducted at noon today at First Baptist Church, West Norfolk, by the Rev. John O. Ponder. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. today.
Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
Kathryn M. Creech
The widow of John B. Creech I, she is survived by two daughters, Gayle Price and her husband, Garry, and Kathy Lowe and her husband, Earl; three sons, Johnny Creech and his wife, Teresa, Billy Creech and his wife, Kim, and Tommy Creech and his wife, Janie, all of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanne C. Lewis and her husband, Bill, of Culpeper, Va.; and other loving family members.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by Lelia Cutler. The family will receive friends and family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
Clifford Joseph Bell Jr.
Mr. Clifford Bell Jr., known as Cliff to family and friends, was born on March 4, 1921, in Natchitoches, La. Mr. Bell was a loving husband and a dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be remembered for his strong character and wit by all of his loved ones. Mr. Bell was the son of the late Clifford Cleveland Bell and O'Rena Brossett Bell. Mr. Bell was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, served in the U.S. Navy for 31 years and retired after working in civil service for 14 years. He was a World War II veteran, and served in the Korean War and Vietnam. For his distinguished service, Mr. Bell received the Purple Heart and numerous other awards.
Mr. Bell was a loving husband of 52 years to Grace Coots Bell of Virginia Beach. Besides his wife, Mr. Bell is survived by three sons and two daughters, Clifford J. Bell III, Michael F. Bell, Wayne M. Bell, Barbara A. Bell Bailey and Melba T. Delfenthal. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a son, Richard David Bell. Mr. Bell is also survived by two brothers and five sisters. Mr. Bell was the dedicated grandfather of nine grandchildren, Dawn and Heather Bell, Michael, Jason and Adam Bell, Brett Bell, Adrian and Melissa Bailey, and Elizabeth Dozier. Mr. Bell has three great-grandchildren, Sabrina Delfenthal, Kayla Dozier and Mya Bailey.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. for the viewing. The family will also receive friends immediately following the funeral in the funeral home for a reception. The family asks for private time at Mr. Bell's residence.
Marie L. Poole
William L. Skinner Jr.
He was born in 1920 to William L. Skinner Sr. and Sophie Davis Skinner in an area now known as Chesapeake. He graduated from Maury High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for Henry B. Gilpin Co. before retiring as a vice president of Bergen Brunswig Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Yarbrough Skinner, and is survived by his devoted wife, Florence Milyko Skinner; his son, W.L. Skinner III; his daughter, Mary Lou Skinner; brothers Wilson F. Skinner and Robert F. Skinner; his sister, Carolyn Skinner Riviere; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Bayside Baptist Church, 1920 Pleasure House Road at Northampton Blvd., Virginia Beach. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.
Christmasia M. George
Mr. Goldman was a longtime area resident. He was a 1935 graduate of Maury High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Europe during World War II. He received the Bronze Star and was also decorated by the government of France for his meritorious war service. Following the war, Mr. Goldman returned to Norfolk and married Shirley Jacobs, also of Norfolk. He and his brother, Matthew in 1947, founded Goldman's Salon Shoes, a quality ladies' shoe store in downtown Norfolk. Jack retired from his downtown location but continued to assist his daughter in the operation of J. Goldman Shoe Salon in the Hilltop section of Virginia Beach.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley Goldman of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Anne Goldman; three grandchildren, Noah Stockton and Claire and Jonas Goldman; two sons, Edward Goldman and his wife, Kathleen, of Norfolk and Michael Goldman of Atlanta; and his brother Matthew Goldman of California.
A funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, by Rabbi Lawrence A. Forman and Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in memory of Jack Goldman, Box E1275, York Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
Ione B. Spence
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Paul Brumley; her son and daughter-in-law, E. Ronald and Anna M. Spence, all of Virginia Beach; and grandchildren, Jill Brumley Sarver and her husband, Jim, of Virginia Beach, Patrick N. Brumley Sr. and his wife, Karen, of Chesapeake, and Carson Spence of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her grandson, David Paul Brumley. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Judson and Berend Sarver, and Tiffany, Sarah and Patrick Brumley; and her special friend and caregiver, Lilly Cartwright.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Lowe Norman and the Rev. T.E. Thieman. Burial will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Braxton E. Bailey Jr.
A native of Smithfield, N.C., he was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be loved and missed by all. Survivors include his mother, Sarah Bailey, of Suffolk.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Keith Lewis. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Regina Kathryn O'Rourke
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Elaine and Jim Muir of Lonaconing and Tillie and David Rivenbark of Suffolk; two brothers and their wives, Gordon and Betty McKenzie of Frostburg, Md., and Clinton and Mary McKenzie of Grantsville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Kathryn was a member of St. Mary's of the Presentation. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Kathryn will be remembered for her devout faith, love of nature, and gentle spirit. She has touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive visitors today at Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday at St. Mary's of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Lonaconing. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Barton, Md. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Mary's of the Presentation Capital Improvement Fund in Suffolk.
George H. Schuller
Josephine G. Van Pelt
Myrtle W. Ashley
Isaac E. Baum
Adgenora G. Case
Kathleen B. Christ
Patrick J. Creamer
George M. Thomas
A native of California, he retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief hospital corpsman (diving medical technician) after 23 years. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. His proudest military memories were serving as a SEAL instructor (1964-68), deploying to Vietnam with SEAL Team One (1970-71) and teaching Navy diving in San Diego, Calif., (1971-74). He had been a resident of North Carolina since 1996, coming from Seattle, Wash., after his second retirement from the Divers Institute of Technology where he worked as a commercial diving instructor for 20 years. He was a member of the UDT/SEAL Association, V.F.W., Fleet Reserve and Shrine Nile Temple, Seattle, Wash., and the CPOA in Elizabeth City.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Mary E. Thomas of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a brother, Anthony G. ``Tony'' Thomas of Panama City, Fla.; a son, Steven M. Thomas of Birmingham, Ala.; a daughter, Michelle L. Allen of San Diego, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Lisa Sawyer of Elizabeth City, N.C.; stepsons, Donald VanAntwerp of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Christopher VanAntwerp of Zillah, Wash., and Brian VanAntwerp of Decatur, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren.
No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to contribute to the American Cancer Society.
Elsie M. Wiggins
Miss Wiggins was born in Gates County, a daughter of the late John Nurney and Mrs. Hattie Ward Wiggins. She was a retired operator with Bell Telephone Co. in Richmond after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of Webber Memorial Baptist Church in Richmond.
Surviving are four sisters, Frances W. Riddick of Portsmouth, Margie Robertson of Corapeake, Elizabeth Rountree of Eure, and Shirley Layden of Hobbsville; two brothers, Earl Wiggins and J.N. Wiggins, both of Hobbsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline W. Carter.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Hobbsville Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Loftis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, in charge. Friends may join the family following services in the social hall of the church and all other times at the home of her sister, Shirley Layden, 243 Gliden Road, Hobbsville.
Katherine M. Lloyd
Mark M. Hoggard Sr.
Mr. Hoggard was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Portsmouth a son of the late Reggie Hoggard and Bettie Parker Hoggard. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portsmouth. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from the military after 25 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Famie Furman Hoggard of Walterboro; two sons, Mark Mason Hoggard Jr. of Suffolk and Kim Edwards Hoggard of Johns Island; three daughters, Christy H. Beach and Bettie H. Ament, both of Walterboro, and Kathy H. Kinard of Charleston; two sisters, Edith Worrell and Esma Leigh, both of Portsmouth; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Live Oak Cemetery by the Rev. Barry Moorehead and directed by Fred Parker Funeral Home.
Margaret M. Wishart Secrest
She was born June 29, 1907, in Cambridge, and graduated with honors from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, in 1929. A teacher, she married Bob Secrest in 1930 following his graduation from Ohio State University with a doctorate in dental surgery. During a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy, Peg and Bob lived in Great Lakes, Ill., St. Simon's Island, Ga., Boston, Mass., Virginia Beach (twice), Camp Lejeune, N.C., and the Panama Canal Zone. In 1968, they retired to Maitland, Fla. In later years, she enjoyed traveling to Europe, Hawaii, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Peg was a member of the Muskingum College Alumni and the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star. An infant son, Robert Heaume Jr., died in 1940 and her daughter, Carolyn Mae Storey, died in 1964. She leaves one son, retired Navy Capt. David E.H. Secrest of Norfolk. She always enjoyed the adventures of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service by Pastor Dawn Donato will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 1999, in Christ's Lutheran Church in Cambridge. Bundy-Law Funeral Home is assisting in the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to any charitable organization of choice.