Miscellaneous Chesapeake County, Virginia Obituaries

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Edward L. 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. 
 

Virginia L. Sumner
CHESAPEAKE -- Virginia L. .Sumner of the 2700 block of Berkley Ave. died Dec. 26, 1999. She was born in Princess Anne County and was a member of St. John AME Church, Virginia Beach.

Survivors include four daughters, Clara Barnes of Chesapeake, Windy Sumner of Norfolk, Shelia Jordan and Sylvia Walker, both of San Antonio, Texas; seven sons, Sandora Sumner, Milton Sumner, Pernell Sumner, Marvin Sumner, Pheoix Sumner and Willie Sumner, all of Norfolk, Lamar Sumner of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Beulah Copeland and Linda Tabron, both of Virginia Beach, Madeline Hadaway of Norfolk and Rene Copeland of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Russell Dildy Jr. of Virginia Beach and William Copeland of San Diego, Calif.; 40 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at New St. John AME Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. E.H. Terrell Jr. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. 
 

McDonald Turman
CHESAPEAKE -- McDonald .Turman, 85, died Dec. 30, 1999, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in Carroll County, Va., on Sept. 26, 1914, he was the son of Mack Turman and Dora Hollandsworth Turman.

He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps and retired from the Norfolk Naval Air Station as a master aviation mechanic. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Presbyterian by faith.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Rodney Turman of Herndon, Va., Gary Lee Turman and Hal Eugene Turman, both of Chesapeake; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Annie Dalton of Virginia Beach and Maudie Turman of Carroll County.

He was the widower of Daphnia V. Turman, to whom he was married for 50 years. He was a loving, caring and faithful husband and father who will be deeply missed. Turman was predeceased by six brothers, Harley, Hardie, Moyer, Paul, Foster and Fran; and two sisters, Maggie Dalton and Sophia Turpin.

Funeral arrangements and services will be made at Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd County, Va. 
 

John E. Borg
NORFOLK -- John E. Borg, 98, a resident of Leigh Hall and formerly of the 900 block of Gates Ave., died Dec. 30, 1999.

Born in Norfolk, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a retired claims adjuster from Norfolk-Western Railroad with 40 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Borg.

Mr. Borg is survived by a niece, Kathryn J. Powell of Norfolk; two great-nieces, Susan Flippen and Helen Williams, both of Virginia Beach; a great-nephew, Tim Williams of North Dakota; 10 great-great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Clinton L. Foxwell
NORFOLK -- Clinton Lester .Foxwell, 68, died Dec. 29, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk, Clinton was the son of the late Reginald and Goldie Foxwell. He served in the Coast Guard Reserve and was a retired electrician at the Norfolk Naval Supply Center after 28 years of service. He coached Wards Corner Little League for many years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mildred Louise Foxwell, and a son, Clinton Foxwell Jr.

Mr. Foxwell is survived by his daughters, Deborah DiPaolantonio and husband, Gabriele, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Juanita Turner and husband, Michael, of Livingston, N.J.; a son, David Foxwell and wife, Janice, of Algonquin, Ill.; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown of Alexandria, Va., Kimberly Lewis of New Orleans, La., Michelle Turner of Livingston, N.J., and Caroline and Harrison Foxwell of Algonquin; a sister, Mildred Stevens; a brother, Reginald Foxwell Jr.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

A private funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Larry G. Dale
NORFOLK -- Larry G. Dale, 57, died Dec. 29, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Avondale, W.Va., and retired as a Sergeant 1st Class from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post of Tobyhanna, Pa., American Legion Post 327 of Norfolk and Military Retirees Association of Tobyhanna. Mr. Dale served two terms in the Vietnam War and was an Episcopalian.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Vada Dale; a daughter, Annette Triano and her husband, James, of Long Pond, Pa.; three sons, John Dale and his wife, Amy Lawrence Dale, Christopher Dale and his wife, Evelyn Clouston Dale and Edmond Dale and his fiancee, Karen Groom, all of Morgantown, W.Va.; a sister, Janet Morrison and her husband, Carroll Morrison, of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Harold Dale and his wife, Frances Dale, of Kenova, W.Va., and Ronald Dale and his wife, Anita Dale, of Richmond; and six grandchildren, James and Danielle Triano of Long Pond and Caitlin, Alexander, Lenora and Mary Dale, all of Morgantown.

A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. William R. Harper. A private burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Red Cross. 
 

Lillian V. Pick
NORFOLK -- Lillian V. Pick, 84, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. 

Mrs. Pick was born in Princess Anne County and was the daughter of the late William and Kitty Pugh. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Pick Sr. 

Mrs. Pick is survived by her daughters, Patricia Anne Basnight and her husband, Tick, and Darlene Claire Pick, all of Norfolk; sons, Fred D. Crouse and his wife, Marie, of Moyock and Robert E. Pick Jr. of Yuma, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Nile Mason of Norfolk. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Bob E. DeWitt. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. 
 

Mary T. Connell
PORTSMOUTH -- Mary ``Lee'' Thorpe Connell, 70, died Dec. 30, 1999. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Helen V. Loulies
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen V. .Loulies, 82, of Dahlgren Avenue, died Dec. 30, 1999, at a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she retired from the Portsmouth School System - Special Education, and was a member of The Alliance Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter W. Loulies Sr.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Holland of Portsmouth; a son, Walter W. Loulies of Suffolk; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at The Alliance Church by the Rev. Frank Clay and the Rev. Earl W. Freeland. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Alliance Christian School. 
 

James Bell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James Bell, 74, died Dec. 21, 1999. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge. 
 

Carl G. Currence
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Carl Grey Currence, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 1999. He was born in York, S.C., on March 29, 1919. 

Mr. Currence was the son of the late James Hamilton and Sally Robinson Currence. He was a World War II veteran and retired from the U.S. Navy as a master chief petty officer. He also retired from Norshipco as a supervisor and master ship fitter. Mr. Currence loved his family, gardening, the beach and loved living in Pungo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia E. Currence. Survivors include his stepson, Harvey A. Munden; two granddaughters, Angelea Wilburn and her husband, Donald, of Virginia Beach, Lynn Munden Leonard and her husband, Paul, of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Stacey A. Munden and his wife, Angel, of Manteo, N.C.; two sisters, Josephine Alexander and Elizabeth White of Clover, S.C.; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. We loved him and we will miss him. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Mike Zadai. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. 
 

George Mahometa
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George .Mahometa, 84, died Dec. 29, 1999, at his residence. 

Mr. Mahometa was a retired tool and dye maker and a lifetime member and ex-chief of the Hillcrest, N.Y., fire department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific Theater.

The widower of Lena Mahometa, he is survived by a daughter, Judy Busching and her husband, William of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Mary Ruckel of Pearl River, N.Y., and Dorothy Michal, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Patty May and her husband, Bill, and Chris Busching and his wife, Tracy, both of Virginia Beach and Rob Busching and his wife, Shawna, of Franklin; four great-grandchildren, Christopher McAllister, Delaney Busching, Jaden Busching and Braxton May, all of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. 
 

Abel E. Moore Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Abel E. Moore Sr., 79, of the 5500 block of Haden Road, died Dec. 29, 1999.

Born in Chowan County, N.C., to Frank and Roxie Moore, he served in the Rainbow Division of the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a member of Diamond Springs Christian Church for 46 years and was a Deacon Emeritus. He worked at E.V. Williams, Verona Paving and retired from R.G. Moore Building Corp.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sue T. Moore; and five children, Evelyn Stokley and her husband, John, Abel E. Moore Jr. and his wife, Sue, Charles F. Moore, Andrea M. Kilmer and her husband, Ron, and Walter T. Moore. His daughter, Margaret, predeceased him.

He is also survived by five brothers and their wives of over 50 years, Dorsey and Helen, Frank and Irene, William ``Bill'' and Meta, Guy and Eunice, and Robert ``R.G.'' and Francis. He was very fond of his 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Being a giving person, he has donated his body to medical science in hopes that he may once again help others.

A memorial service conducted by the Rev. Philip Holwager Jr. and will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Diamond Springs Christian Church at 5612 Haden Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or to a charity of your choice. The family will receive guests at any time at 881 Gas Light Lane, Virginia Beach. 
 

Harriett M. Spillane
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harriett M. Spillane, 67, of the 3900 block of Shady Oak Drive, died Dec. 29, 1999, at home.

Harriett was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and grew up in Norris, Tenn., and Washington, D.C., and graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C., in 1950. She worked for Capital Airlines for five years, attended Interior Design School in Texas and enjoyed her real estate business after moving to Virginia Beach in 1983. She was a member of Virginia Beach Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

She lived in Frankfort, Germany, Asmara ``Eritera'' Ethiopia, Indianapolis, Ind., and during her life volunteered in Ethiopia as an English and crafts teacher for Catholic Mission of Ethiopian children. She decorated the Officers Club and Chapel for Army Security Agency. While in Indianapolis she was probation officer and a teacher's aide for the public schools. She was an avid writer and had ``The Cookie Jar'' published in the magazine Short Stories in 1994.

She is survived by her husband, John; three sons, John D. Spillane of New York City, Thomas O. Spillane of Virginia Beach and Paul Engels of Shalimar, Fla.; a daughter, Katherine M. Garofalo of Virginia Beach; a brother, George Olson II of Sewickley, Pa.; four grandchildren, James Harvie, Jacob Garofalo, Jeffrey Garofalo and Zoe Spillane; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Virginia Beach Christian Church, Rosehall and Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Dr. Bill Austin officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society, 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666, or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary A. Weber
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Amelia Marshall Weber, 76, a resident of the Thoroughgood section of Virginia Beach, died Dec. 28, 1999. She spent her childhood and youth in Franklin, Texas, where she was born and graduated from high school in 1941 as valedictorian.

She attended the University of Texas from 1941-44, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree. She taught speech classes at the University while working on her master of education degree, which she received in 1950.

She did postgraduate work at the University of Southern California, Stanford University, San Jose (California) State College, University of Colorado, University of Maine, University of Virginia and Norfolk State University.

She was a classroom teacher and speech/language pathologist for 47 years. With her husband serving in the U.S. Navy, she taught school in many places in the States and overseas. She retired from Norfolk public schools in 1991. For a number of years, she taught at Little Creek Elementary School, where she was selected ``Teacher of the Year'' in 1985, the highlight of her career. While a speech therapist in the schools of Anne Arundel County, Md., from 1954-57, she wrote a speech booklet, ``Speech Games and Activities for Classroom Use in the Lower Grades,'' which was used in the Anne Arundel County Schools. Her legacy is the countless speech-impaired children she helped during her career.

She was a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology. She was also state-certified in speech/language pathology. She was a member of the Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of the Retired Officers' Wives Club. She attended Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church and was a member of the Adult Bible Class.

She was married to Kent Jules Weber in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1951. She is survived by her husband; a son, Gregg Kent Weber and his wife, Kathy; her granddaughter, Megan Paige Weber; and four nieces.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church. Interment will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the building fund of the church or to the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council, 855 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. 
 

James W. Church
SUFFOLK -- James William Church, 68, of Maplewood Drive, died Dec. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Church was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and had served in the Merchant Marine. Mr. Church was the son of the late James Ray Church and the late Lola Fay Nickerson. His stepmother, Evelyn Church, his son Kenneth Church and his brother, Kenneth Church, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, June Skroback Church of the home.

Besides his wife, Mr. Church is survived by two daughters, Janie Brooks of Chesapeake and Debbie McCullough of Long Beach, Calif.; a son, Jeff Church of Suffolk; six sisters, Mary, Shirley, Yvonne, Merle, Ramona and Betty; four brothers, Albert, Harry, Frank and David; two grandchildren, Allen Brooks of Chesapeake and Stephen McCullough of Long Beach.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews Lutheran Church by Pastor Larry Schmidt. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Comfort Care Hospice, 667 Kings Borough Square, Chesapeake, VA 23320. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge. 
 

Christine B. Arnold
FRANKTOWN -- Christine Belote Arnold of the 7000 block of Riverside Lane died Dec. 30, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Franktown Cemetery. B.D. Holland Funeral Home, Nassawadox, is in charge. 
 

Francis G. Fredericks
ONLEY -- Francis George.Fredericks, 83, died Dec. 28, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Onancock. 
 

Myrtle W. Ashley
EDENTON -- Myrtle Williams .Ashley, 97, died Dec. 29, 1999, in Britthaven of Edenton. 

Mrs. Ashley was born in Chowan County. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Neck Christian Church in Suffolk. She was the wife of the late John F. Ashley. 

Surviving are three daughters, Ertie Lane of Hertford, Thelma Lane of Tyner and Edith Overton of Greenville, N.C.; three sons, Robert Ashley of Tyner and James Ashley and Herman Ashley, both of Suffolk; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton, by the Rev. Bobby Armstrong and the Rev. Scott Fuller. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the home of her daughter, Thelma Lane, 575 County Line Road, Tyner. 
 

George Byrum Jr.
HERTFORD -- George Byrum Jr., 69, of the 700 block of Dobbs St., died Dec. 29, 1999, in Chowan Hospital. 

A native of Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late George C. and Mamie Stansbury Byrum and the widower of Emma Rogerson Byrum. He was a retired parts clerk with the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation and was currently employed part time with Swindell Funeral Home. Mr. Byrum was a charter member of the Perquimans County Rescue Squad. 

Survivors include a son, Edward Byrum of Madison, Miss.; a sister, Pamela Narrow of Baltimore; and two brothers, Melvin Byrum and Ronnie Byrum, both of Baltimore. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today in Swindell Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Perquimans County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 191, Hertford, NC 27944. 
 

Maude F. Stone
POWELLS POINT -- Maude.Fogleman Stone, 81, of the 100 block of Gabbard Lane, died Dec. 29, 1999, in Albemarle Hospital.

A native of Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mozelle Pugh Fogleman Sr. and the stepdaughter of Leah Fogleman. She was an active member of Powells Point Baptist church for over 35 years, where her activities included being a former Sunday School teacher, past president of the WMU and a choir member. She will be missed and continually loved by family and friends.

Mrs. Stone is survived by her husband, Henry Stone of the home; three daughters, Sandra Newbern of Powells Point, Diane Owens of Harbinger, N.C., and Carol Eckerson of Hampton, Ga.; three sons, Donald Stone and Bruce Stone, both of Powells Point, Raymond Stone of Nags Head, N.C.; a brother, Leonard Fogleman Jr. of Howardsville, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Powells Point Baptist church by the Revs. Herbert Hemingway and Eugene McLawhorn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge. 
 

Virginia H. Hobbs
HOBBSVILLE -- Virginia Hughes Hobbs, 67, of the 400 block of Hobbsville Road, died Dec. 29, 1999, in her home.

Mrs. Hobbs was born in Bertie County, the daughter of the late Claude and Mrs. Fannie Nixon Hughes. She had retired as a secretary from the Gates County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency after more than 28 years of service. She was a member of Hobbsville Baptist Church and the Gatesville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Ronald G. Hobbs; a daughter, Linda H. Hurdle and her husband, Wayne, of Hertford; a son, Ricky G. Hobbs and his friend, Diane Winslow, of Hobbsville; and two grandchildren, Ron and Jenna Hurdle.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hobbsville Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Loftis and the Rev. Howard Sutton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hobbsville Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. 
 

Boyd S. Ford
AHOSKIE -- Boyd Steven Ford, 76, died Dec. 30, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Askewville Baptist Church. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge. 
 

Helen C. Pugh
COFIELD -- Helen C. Pugh, 71, died Dec. 28, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Philippi Baptist Church. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge. 
 

Jean O. Gibbs
HERTFORD -- Jean Olga Gibbs, 67, of the 200 block of King St., died Dec. 28, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford. Rowsom Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge. 
 

Theodore D. Scurletis
WILLIAMSTON -- Dr. Theodore Dennis Scurletis, 75, of the 400 block of E. Vance St., died Dec. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Biggs Funeral Home. 
 

Beulah L. Wohlford
BARCO -- Beulah McGossie .Lambert Wohlford, 93, of the 100 block of Ed Sawyer Lane, died in the Barco Sentara Nursing Home.

A native of Bland County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William Stuart and Ida Rebecca King Lambert and the widow of William Clarence Wohlford. She was a retired seamstress and a Methodist.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Loomis and Doris Sawyer, both of Barco; a son, William P. ``Bill'' Wohlford of Roanoke, Va.; and a sister, Bertha Dix of Wytheville, Va.

The body has been sent from Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, to Lindsey Funeral Home, Rural Retreat, Va., for visitation today and a graveside service on Saturday. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to William E. Sawyer's 4-H Scholarship, c/o Currituck County 4-H Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Currituck, NC 27929. 
 

Lorraine A. Farber
NEWPORT NEWS -- Lorraine .Astor Farber, 77, died Dec. 30, 1999, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Newport News. 

She was a member of Rodef Sholom Temple, the Peninsula Jewish War Veterans and Grand Club of the Jewish Community Center. 

Mrs. Farber was preceded in death by her husband, Irving Farber. Survivors include two daughters, Jill Tracy Shelton and Marleen F. Press; two sons, Alan Farber and Hal S. Farber; four grandchildren, Rachel, Michael and Adam Shelton and Martin Press; and two sisters, Marion Althaus and Jo Ann Neilson. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today in Rosenbaum Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 2B, Newport News, VA 23606. 
 

Rosemarie J. Bright
HOPEWELL -- Rosemarie Jones Bright, 59, died Dec. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at First Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Rushmere. Poole's Funeral home is in charge. 
 

Celia W. Yavner
CHEVY CHASE, Md. -- Celia Wainger Yavner, 84, died Dec. 29, 1999. She was a member of Adas Israel Congregation of Washington, D.C., Congregation Beth El of Norfolk, Hadassah, B'Nai B'rith Women and other charitable organizations. She was wife of Emanuel Yavner; loving mother of Joyce Y. (Robert) Blumberg and the late Helen L. (Charles) Rabb; dear grandmother of Louisa R. (John) Corrado, Matthew Y. Blumberg and Michael L. Blumberg; proud great-grandmother of Alana Sara Gabrielle Corrado; and fond sister of Paul (Eva) Wainger. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Cantor Jacob Tessler in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


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