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|Leon A. Ashford
CHESAPEAKE -- Leon A..Ashford, of the 2600 block of Golden Leaf Drive, died Dec. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Monday in First Baptist Church, Westmunden. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.
Curtis D. Pierce
Elnora S. Sawyer
Born in Perquimans County, N.C., Mrs. Sawyer was the daughter of the late George and Elna Spruill Sutton and the widow of Johnie L. Sawyer. She was predeceased by a grandson, Floyd W. Sawyer. Mrs. Sawyer was a charter member of Great Bridge Baptist Church and was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her daughter, Gloria M. Forbes and her husband, H. Chapman, of Chesapeake; two sons, Floyd W. Sawyer and his wife, Angela, of Virginia Beach and Melvin E. Sawyer and his wife, Dorothy, of Chesapeake; two brothers, Leroy Sutton of Asheville, N.C., and Clyde Sutton of Hertford, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Oman Funeral
Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Charles Moseley. Interment will follow
in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30
p.m. today at the funeral home.
Herbert M. Skinner Sr.
Mr. Skinner was born in Virginia Beach and was a truck driver for Valley Poultry & Produce Co., Norfolk. He was a member of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and its Male Usher Board.
He is survived by his wife, Sheriden A. Skinner; three sons, Darryl Skinner of Chesterfield, Va., Kevin Skinner of Chesapeake and Herbert McKinley Skinner Jr. of Virginia Beach; his mother, Minnie White of Chesapeake; three sisters, Mildred Wright of New York, Ernestine Sneed of Norfolk and Joyce McCoy of Chesapeake; five brothers, Franklin D. Skinner of Norfolk, Nicholas Skinner, Ernest Skinner and Cornelious Skinner of Chesapeake and Stanley Skinner of Ohio; three grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at New Mount Olive Baptist
Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Walter E. Mitchell Sr. Burial will be in
Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling
Harold A. Stancil
Born in Norfolk, Mr. Stancil was educated in Norfolk County public schools and later enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his mother, Thelma E. Stancil, sister Barbara J. Stancil and Aunt Fannie L. Custis.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Stancil; four daughters, Linda Burl and husband, Alex, Linnice McClendon and husband, Sam, Tracey Stancil and Lisa Stancil of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Harold A. Stancil Jr. and Kevin Stancil of Denver; four sisters, Sandra Harvey, Phyllis Sherrill, Alta Custis and June C. Foote, all of Chesapeake; five brothers, Arcelius Brickhouse of Norfolk, Ralph L. Stancil, Clyde L. Stancil Sr., Carlton B. Stancil Sr. and Welton Custis, all of Chesapeake; an aunt and uncle, Jesse C. and Delores Lunford of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Monday at Roosevelt Memorial
Park, Chesapeake, by Dr. Carlton R. Upton. Viewing will be from 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family
will meet at the cemetery at 11:30 a.m. the day of the service. The family
will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Lucille C. Byrd
She is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Ann of Pittsburgh, Pa., Judy Boyce of Norfolk, Jo Ann Hannah of Rich Square, N.C., and Patricia Roberts of Virginia Beach; seven sons, Paul Jr. and Gary Byrd of Norfolk, Richard and Dennis Byrd of Virginia Beach, David Byrd of Springfield, Ark., Johnny Byrd of Kansas City, Kan., and Jimmy Byrd of Baltimore, Md.; a stepson, Jimmy, and his four children; a sister, Mary Lou Mathias, and half-brother, James Butler, both of South Carolina; 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral
Home, Virginia Beach. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First
United Pentecostal Church, Norfolk, with Pastor James A. Dunlap officiating.
Thailand A. Cooke
He is survived by his wife, Delicia; three daughters, Valentina, LeShaun and Lakisha; a son, Shawn; his mother, Jacqueline; three sisters, Elizabeth, Gloria and Jacqueline; 11 brothers, Bernard, Purnell, William, Bila Abdul-Elamin, Levin, Tyrone, Floyd, Charlie, Fred, Oliver and Kenneth; maternal grandmother, Josephine Copeland; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon Monday at United House of Prayer for
All People, 4426 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, by St. Elder Randy
Willie. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. Friends may join
the family at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Daniel K. Davis
Ruth E. Grant
Ms. Grant was a native of Rich Square, N.C., born to the late Henry and Bessie Williams Grant. She was a faithful member of Herald of His Coming COGIC.
Survivors include four sisters, Hattie Reed, Mildred Bond of Norfolk, Fannie Brown of Portsmouth and Catherine Watson of Rich Square; two brothers, Lloyd Grant of Aulander, N.C., and Floyd Grant of Woodland, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Riddick Funeral Service
Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A viewing will be held from
1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends
at 701 W. 36th St.
Charles E. Holt
He was educated in the public schools of Alleghany County and had retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 20 years of service and had worked for Dominion Electric Co. His Navy career included service in both the European and Pacific Theaters during World War II.
Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his parents, Fred A. and Ethel Q. Holt, and two brothers, Fred E. and Frank A. Holt.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Holt; a stepson, Jack Ruble; a special stepgrandson, John Charles, who lovingly cared for him during his time of disability; several other stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews; his sister, Ethel H. Weldon of Newport News; six brothers, John R. Holt of West Palm Beach, Fla., Henry H. Holt of Newport News, Forrest L. Holt of Lawrenceville, Ga., Wiley T. Holt and Jared J. Holt, both of Gloucester County, and William G. Holt of Alamogordo, N.M.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula
Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home by the Rev. Charles Shumate of Morrison United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Mr. Longman served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He owned and operated a grocery store and a children's clothing store in Portsmouth after the war. He later enjoyed great success as a furniture salesman and retired from Haynes Furniture.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Korman of Portsmouth and Nancy Longman of Houston; a son, Jonathan Longman and his wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Armyn Freedson, Brandi Stacy, Cherie Steinberg and David Korman; two stepgrandchildren, Valerie Brodsky and Stephanie Jacobson; his great-grandchildren, Justin and Shane Stacy, and Sara and Rachel Brodsky; a brother, David Longman; and two sisters, Zelda Blumenstiel and Libby Greene.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gomley Chesed
Cemetery by Rabbi Philip S. Krohn. The family will be gathering at Mr.
Longman's residence. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes
Association. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, is handling
R. Carlton Brown Sr.
He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Minnie Wood Jordan and Charles C. Brown. He was the widower of Lola Kinder Brown. He was a retired operator from Norfolk and Western Railway, and a member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Norfolk No. 39.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Scarborough of Norfolk and Tammy Serrano of Virginia Beach; three sons, Charles C. Brown of Virginia Beach, Robert C. Brown Jr. and Daniel L. Brown, both of Wiscasset, Maine; two sisters, Dorothy Fleming of Ocala, Fla., and Norma Williamson of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Louise Hinte of Virginia Beach.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Riverside Memorial
Park, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at
Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, and at other times at 5740 Susquehanna
Drive, Virginia Beach. Moose funeral rites will be conducted at the graveside
by Norfolk No. 39.
Lewis S. Corr
He was born in Quantico, Va., and was self-employed as the owner of Capitol Foundry of Va. Inc. He was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church and Richmond Masonic Lodge No. 10 AF&AM. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Norma F. Corr; two daughters, Patricia Corr Williams and her husband, Thomas Mason, of Woodbridge, Va., and Nancy Corr Jimenez of Virginia Beach; a son, Lewis S. ``Jim'' Corr Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Dorothy C. Gaff of Stockbridge, Ga.; six grandsons, Thomas Mason Williams Jr., Christopher Brian Williams, Jeffrey Ryan Williams, Cameron Scott Williams, Brian Lewis Corr and Jason Robert Corr; two granddaughters, Tamara Dawn Williams and Carrie Melissa Williams; and a great-grandchild, Kristen Marie Corr.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral
Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Dr. Mark J. Olson. Burial will be in Princess
Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Virginia
O.C. Francisco Jr.
O.C. was born in Glade Spring, Va., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated with honors from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. Apprentice School. He was self-employed as the owner and operator of Francisco's Electric.
His memberships included the Izaak Walton League of America Inc. and the Electric Contractors Association of Tidewater.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Tache' Francisco; three children, Brian C.N. Francisco and Amy M. Francisco of Louisville, Ky., and Jeremy C. Francisco of Virginia Beach; his parents, Oliver C. Francisco Sr. and Mildred Jackson Francisco of Norfolk; five siblings, Louella F. Conn of Pensacola, Fla., Wiley C. Francisco of Norfolk, Becky F. Gibson of Smithfield, Cindy F. Fohl of Chesapeake and Donna F. Harrison of Tunica, Miss.; and numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Frances Moody Cooper.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Eastern Area
Office of the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA
23513. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road, is in charge.
Harriett M. Spillane
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 Frankfurt, Germany, Asmara ``Eritrea'' Ethiopia, Indianapolis, Ind., and during her life volunteered wherever she lived, including in Ethiopia as an English and crafts teacher for Catholic Mission of Ethiopian children. She redesigned and 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.
Janice S. Williamson
Mrs. Williamson is survived by her husband, Jeremy Williamson; two sons, Brandon and Kevin Williamson; her mother, Ethel Logsdon; stepfather, Ray Logsdon Jr.; three brothers; a stepbrother; and four sisters.
A church service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Virginia Beach
Church of God by the Rev. Rick G. Hocker. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at H.D. Oliver
Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Logsdon family.
Anne D. Wilford
She was a devout Christian and a devoted wife. After her husband's death she moved to Virginia Beach and spent endless hours as a productive volunteer for Christian Broadcasting Network. During those years she gave her time and the bulk of her estate to CBN and her church to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
In 1986, she retired to Westminster Canterbury where she became a much loved member of that community until her death. She will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Westminster Canterbury
on Chesapeake Bay in the assisted living activities room with Bert Moore
officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is
Mary A. Weber
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.
He was a native of Lyons, Ga., and retired from civil service as a federal agricultural meat inspector. Mr. Sikes was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Together with his wife, he started the ``New Beginnings'' Sunday School class. He was also a member of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge No. 18, AF & AM and Pythians, Norfolk Chapter. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Sikes was predeceased by a stepson, Donald Wayne Musick Sr. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Scott Musick-Sikes; two sons, Craig Elbert Sikes of Smithfield and Michael Dwayne Sikes of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepson, H. Glen Musick of Smithfield; two sisters, Myrle Mortazavi of Virginia Beach and Grace Brown of St. Augustine, Fla.; four brothers, John Paul Sikes, Hubert Sikes, Dean Sikes and Gene Sikes, all of St. Augustine; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at their residence. A memorial service
is pending. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.
Richard P. McGrath
Miles T. Bailey
Lessie C. Brinkley
Martha S. Hart
Edith P. Mays
Ellsworth H. North Jr.
Dr. North was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Maryland. He was a Protestant. He was founder of the Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society; member of The First Flight Society; former member of the Dare County Board of Health; and former Nags Head Town Council member. He was board-certified in occupational and preventive medicine. He served with the U.S. Public Health Service and was attached to the USCG, Elizabeth City, where he became known as ``The Flying Doctor of the Outer Banks,'' and later served at the Marine Hospital in Baltimore. He was a general practitioner in Elizabeth City, N.C., and worked with Crucible Steel Corp. and Batesville Industries in Batesville, Ind.
He came back to the Outer Banks in 1972 and worked with the state of North Carolina and with Albemarle Hospital, where he established and managed the emergency room. He piloted a blood pressure program for the Health Department and was active in numerous community affairs.
He was the son of the late Ellsworth H. and Emma Schmidt North Sr. He is survived by his wife, Doris Forsythe North of Duck; a daughter, Barbara North Britt and husband, Joseph Britt, of Duck; a sister, Ruth N. Bryce of Sykesville, Md.; and a grandson, Jonathan Britt, and wife Lori, also of Duck.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Outer Banks Presbyterian
Church by the Rev. Spotswood Graves. Interment will be in Roanoke Island
Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Manteo, N.C. Memorial donations may be made
to the Salvation Army, 602 N. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford
Funeral Home, Manteo, is handling arrangements.
Edna Mae Cox Smith
Ruth S. Temple