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|Betty Sue Blowe
CHESAPEAKE -- Betty Sue B. Blowe, 95, died Jan. 1, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital.
Born Aug. 5, 1904, in Hertford County, N.C., she was the widow of Wayland Lloyd Blowe. She was predeceased by a daughter, Estelle Blowe Lewis, and two sons, Leroy Blowe and Harvey Blowe. She was a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Earnestine Blowe Leicester and Ethel Blowe Fanney, both of Suffolk, and Mary Ellen Blowe Motley of Chesapeake; two sons, Lawrence Blowe of Annapolis, Md., and Jessie T. Blowe of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Ina Mae Hale of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Billy P. Presley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home in Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made to Elevare, 135 S. Saratoga St., Suffolk, VA 23434.
Alvilda H. Boone
Mrs. Boone was a native of Aiken, S.C. She was a homemaker and a member of West Suffolk Baptist Church. She was the widow of Donald Judson Boone and the daughter of the late Eldridge Lumar Hutto and Carrie Bell Hutto.
Survivors include her daughters and their children, Jenelle Wallace of Bath, S.C., and her children, Jason and Dan; Juanita A. Moynihan of Suffolk and her children, Thea, Cailen and Summer; Julia Daughtrey of Suffolk and her children, Crystal, Joshua, Jon, Caleb and Chase; Joan M. Heath of Suffolk and her children, Amber and Amanda; her son and his children, John Loyd Boone of Gatesville, N.C., and his children, Christopher and Tabatha; her sister, Myrna Hutto of Bath, S.C.; and her brother, Carroll Hutto of Athens, Tenn.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Christian Church, Suffolk, with the Rev. William Brock, the Rev. Ben Scofield and the Rev. Byron McCreary officiating. Interment will be in Southampton Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk, from 7 to 8 p.m. todayand at other times at the residence of Juanita A. Moynihan, 223 Pearl St., Suffolk. Memorials may be made to the Artificial Kidney Center of Suffolk, VA 23434.
Richard S. Duprey
Nannie L. Faulks
Survivors include four daughters, Catherine Harper, Jean James, Jeanette Robinson and Berniece Tolliver; two sons, Morris Faulks and Clarence Faulks; three brothers, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Leon Davis; two daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Manna Missionary Baptist Church, 3104 Camelot Blvd., Chesapeake, by the Rev. Larry Brayboy. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Chapel, 1080 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake.
Joan E. Burrell
She was a native of Norfolk and a Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, Russell W. Burrell; her daughter, Sherry L. Burrell of Norfolk; her sister, Betty Jean Taylor of Richmond; and her brother, George W. Cherry of Norfolk.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest Trueblood. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family will be at 3523 Dominion Ave., Norfolk.
She was born in Norfolk and was a retired self-employed cosmetologist. She was the widow of Venson Covington. Mrs. Covington was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, its Female Ushers Ministry No. 1 and Senior Citizens' Ministry. She was co-chairperson of the Venson Covington Scholarship of Queen Esther Chapter No. 2, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean Larkie of Connecticut; a sister, Mary R. Hall of Norfolk; a niece, Anne Caldwell; six great-nieces, Nedra Jones, Yvonne Morris, Hazel, Diane, Judy and Cherly Hilliard, all of Norfolk; three great-nephews, Charles Alexander Caldwell Jr., Leslie Hilliard Jr., and Michael Hilliard, all of Norfolk; four great-great-nieces, Tonya Jones, Larika Jones, Tanika Jones and Sheena Morris, all of Norfolk; two great-great-nephews, Calvin Morris Jr. of Norfolk and Charles Larkie Jr. of Connecticut; two great-great-great-nieces, Kayla Jones and Paris Williams of Norfolk; a cousin, Odessa Williams of Elizabeth City, N.C.; the Riddick family of Philadelphia; and a host of friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. G.G. Campbell. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The family will assemble at 6348 Avon Road, Norfolk. After the interment, visitors may join the family at the home of Yvonne Morris on Avon Road in the Greenhill Farms section of Norfolk. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Courtney L. Lucas
He was born in Norfolk and was formerly enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret E. Lucas; grandmother Elnora Riddick; three sisters, Barbara Dixon, Gloria Smith and Carolyn L. Futrell; four brothers, William ``Sam'' Lucas Jr., Clinton Lucas, Parris Lucas and Fritz Lucas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Graves Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony McNair. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Allen L. Puckett Jr.
William H. Reynolds Jr.
Mr. Reynolds was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a life member of the VFW Post 4809.
He is survived by his mother, Elsie P. Reynolds; and his father, William H. Reynolds Sr.; a brother, James E. Reynolds; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Reynolds; and a niece, Michelle Reynolds.
Services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.
Virginia A. Roger
Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a member of its administrative board. She retired from Dynamac Corp. as a computer systems analyst. Mrs. Roger was chairperson of the Norfolk Criminal Justice Board; member of the Mayor's Committee on Ocean View; treasurer of Bayview Civic League and former editor of Bayview Bylines; member of Ocean View Lions Club; chairperson of the Bayview Court Watch Group; secretary of Bayview Recreation Center Advisory Board; president of B.E.T.S. Support Group; member of PACE Support Services Committee and the Red and Blue Sector teams. She was a former tutor and volunteer at Bayview Elementary School. She was a recipient of the Point of Light Award and of the Humanity Award of Sertoma Club, and a room in Bayview Recreation Center is named in her honor for her work.
Survivors include her husband, John E. Roger; a daughter, Diane MacEwen of Atlanta; two stepdaughters, Eileen Sanchez of Laredo, Texas and Regina Hall of Norfolk; a son, Robert McCullough of San Antonio, Texas; a stepson, Gary Roger of Norfolk; a sister, Eileen Lipscomb of Norfolk; and two nieces, Dawn Kendall and Jodi Shuler.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Frances T. Cooper. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
George D. Williams
He was born in Old Town, Maine, and was the widower of Elizabeth Jeannie Williams. He had retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer and from a civil service job with the Naval Supply Center. He also was a member of Fleet Reserve Association.
Survivors include four daughters, Charline Ard of South Carolina, Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt of Norfolk, Kathlene Ann Scoblic of Newport News and Bonnie Jean Parualt of Massachusetts; four sons, Willis Michael Williams, Robin Patrick Williams and Bruce Angus Williams, all of Norfolk, and David Allen Williams of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.
John F. Hunter Jr.
Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Nellie and John Hunter Sr. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the 3868th QM Co., proudly protecting his country during the Normandy invasion. He retired from Colonial Stores/Big Star. He accepted Christ at Zion Bethel UCC, Portsmouth, where he was a former trustee.
Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Eleanor Marie and Rufus S. Bell, Veronica and William ``Bill'' Frazier, Jacalyn and Berti Humphrey, Cheryl and Craig Ferguson; six grandchildren, Felicia Anderson, Christopher Bell, Valente Frazier, Kenric Frazier, Shayla Marie Ferguson and Maya Humphrey; a sister, Eleanor Brown of Portsmouth; a brother and his wife, Irving and Barbara Hunter of Jacksonville, N.C.; and a host of other relatives including in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Bethel United Church of Christ by the Rev. D.A. Peace. Burial with military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Florence D. Buhrows
She was a native of Chicago and the widow of Henry J. Buhrows. She was a retired pricing clerk with International Harvester and a former employee of Western Union. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of Indian River Senior Citizens Club of Chesapeake for over 25 years, St. John's Methodist Fun Day Club and Saratoga Garden Club. Flo was a Christian with an optimistic view of life. As a devoted mother and grandmother she will be deeply missed by those whose lives she touched and through her humor and kindness, generosity and sweet spirit.
She is survived by her daughter, Carole Johnson and her husband, Tom, of Norfolk; her sister, Helen Duer May of Illinois; two grandchildren, Cynthia and Kristian; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Pastor Bob Hobson will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. The family suggest memorial donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. DeGelleke, a native of Long Island, N.Y., lived at 103 Lenox Ave., Lynbrook N.Y., for 56 years before moving to Virginia Beach in 1995. She was a retired secretary from Lynbrook High School. She was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church prior to moving from Lynbrook.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Florence E. Frazer who owned and operated the well-known Red Robin restaurant on Merrick Road in Lynbrook.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Eels of Virginia Beach; foster daughter and son-in-law, June and Harry Eid of Winsted, Conn.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Diane and Bob Ottmann of Wilmington, N.C.; granddaughter, Sharon Eels; grandson, Donald Eels; stepgranddaughter, Lori Ottmann; stepgrandsons, Curt and David Ottmann; foster granddaughters, Debbie Kerr, Darlene Grant and Dawn Renfrew; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, N.Y., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, Forest Avenue and St. James Place, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Donna R. Magnuson
Donna Magnuson was a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo. As a graduate of Southeast Missouri State she enjoyed a long professional career at many endeavors, including Sears, Grumman Data Systems, and her most recent years with Trader Publishing Company. A former resident of Virginia Beach, she was presently living in Annandale, Va. As a Navy spouse for 26 years, Donna was active at every duty station where her husband served. She was an ambassador of goodwill to Navy families around the world.
Survivors include her husband, LCDR (Ret.) Frank Magnuson; two sons, Matthew Magnuson of Atlanta, Ga., and Scott Magnuson of Annandale; her mother, Edra Scott of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and her brother, Larry Kelley of Leopold, Mo. Her father, Thurmond R. Scott of Cape Girardeau, predeceased her in 1993.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bayside Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dick Keever. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Sentara Norfolk General Transplant Center, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.
Imogene C. Mosley
Antonio C. Reeves
Born in San Francisco, Calif., he was a truck driver with Mid-Atlantic Utilities and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He had a high school diploma. Mr. Reeves was a child of God.
Survivors include his wife, Michele R. Reeves; two daughters, Krystal Renee McLean and Jasmine Nicole Jean Jackson; two sons, Ramel Onrie McGowen and Christopher Tate; his father, Raymond Nixon; two sisters, Phyllis Washington and Robin Johnson; six brothers, Spencer and Anthony Reeves, Michael and Lonnie Monroe, Darrel Mixon and Alvin Washington; and a host of relatives and friends.
A funeral will be at noon Tuesday in Bethany Baptist Church, 2587 Campostella Road, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Jack Manley. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Janet M. Nelson
She was born in Marion, Ind., and was the widow of Robert James Nelson. She was a retired executive secretary.
Survivors include three nieces, Susan Hatstat of Virginia Beach, Patricia N. Merrill and Elizabeth N. Egan; and a nephew, Robert J. Nelson.
The body will be sent to Ocala, Fla., for services. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Cheryl D. Wysocki
She is survived by her son, Dennis Williams; her father, John C. Chapin; three sisters, Karen Sue Johnson, Debrah Mittlestadt and Terry Matthews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Darlene P. Harden
Mr. Powell was born in Nansemond County and was a former member of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Earl Powell of Suffolk; three sisters, Alverna Bolden of Baltimore, Md., Gracie B. Barfield of Suffolk, and Shirley Brown of Norfolk; one aunt, two uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Suffolk, by the Bishop C.V. Russell Sr. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be at 1 p.m. today at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnie L. Howell
Virginia P. King
Born in Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late Willie Grover and Flora Thomas Gray Pope and the widow of George Thomas ``Mike'' King Jr. She was a member of Mount Horeb United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, George Thomas ``Billy'' King III and his wife, Sammy, of Hampton; three sisters, Elizabeth Fowler of Franklin, Barbara Burgess of Capron, Gwendolyn Overby of Branchville; four brothers, Harvey Pope of Courtland, Linwood ``Cat'' Pope of Newsoms, James Pope of Courtland and William Pope of Newport News; two grandchildren, Katherine Porras of Raleigh, N.C., and Shavonda Turner of Fredericksburg, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Justin Thomas Porras and Kristina Lynn Porras.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Boykins Chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Langley and the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial will be in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and suggest that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Mrs. June Duck, 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851.
Joel B. Whitmore
Mr. Whitmore, a native of Surry County, was the owner of J.B. Whitmore Company from 1946 to 1975. He was the local John Deere dealer. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and The Smithfield Masonic Lodge No. 18, AM & FM, where he served as honorary member.
Mr. Whitmore was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Brittle Whitmore; daughter, Sala Francis Whitmore, and granddaughter, Sala Marie Clark.
Survivors include his daughter, Betty Whitmore Clark of Smithfield; his sister, Sue W. Jones of Surry; his brother, Willie G. Whitmore of Wakefield; his stepbrother, J.C. Whitmore Jr. of Surry; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. today in Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Smithfield, with the Rev. Joe Savinsky officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Sala Clark Scholarship Fund at Isle of Wight Academy, P.O. Box 105, Isle of Wight, 23397, or The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Smithfield, VA, 23431, of which he was a charter member.
Cassie M. Bouton
Julian L. Dempsey
He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Stokes Dempsey, formerly of Colerain; a son, Hunter Lee Rooker of the home; his mother; a sister; and two brothers.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Timothy's Church, P.O. Box 1527, Wilson, NC 27894. Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Harry L. Garrett
Mary M. Kaupp
Margaret W. Midgett
She was a native of Elizabeth City and was the daughter of the late Julian Josiah and Leta Andrews White and the widow of the late Lorimer W. Midgett. She was a member of the City Road United Methodist Church, a member of the Albemarle Hospital Auxiliary, a volunteer for many years for the American Cancer Society and helped with the local bloodmobile drives. She was a former member of the board of directors for Centura Bank.
Mrs. Midgett is survived by one brother, Joseph White of Elizabeth City, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew White and Sidney White.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Old Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Charles McKenzie. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Memorial Chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to City Road United Methodist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Jack E. Carter Sr.
A native of Knoxville, Mr. Carter had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past five years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the sanctuary choir. A graduate of Carson-Newman College, he served as minister of music/administration for more than 40 years, having served at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville, First Baptist Church in Newport News, Va., First Baptist Church of Norfolk and Kempsville Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Mr. Carter served at Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta as church administrator and was active in the Southern Baptist Convention, having served as vice president of the Music Committee and soloist at the Portland, Ore., convention. He was also the featured soloist at several revival meetings in Tennessee and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Stella Carter Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. Carter; son Jack E. Carter Jr. of Demorest, Ga.; sister Martha C. Goode of Newport News; three nephews, Samuel G. Goode IV of Newport News, James Carter Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, and Patrick Carter of Kennesaw, Ga.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, with the Rev. Jim Sudduth officiating. The body has been donated to medical science. Memorial contributions may be made to Changed Lives, P.O. Box 100, Chattanooga, TN 37401. Lane Funeral Home's South Crest Chapel in Rossville, Ga., is handling arrangements.