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James T. Best
CHESAPEAKE -- James Thomas Best, 61, of the 1000 block of Shillelagh Road, died Dec. 31, 1999, at his home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by Pastor Terry J. Reel. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

Alvilda H. Boone
CHESAPEAKE -- Alvilda Hutto Boone, 72, of the 1000 block of George Washington Highway, died Jan. 1, 2000.

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. today 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 the residence of Juanita A. Moynihan, 223 Pearl St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Artificial Kidney Center of Suffolk, 1890 N. Main St., Suite G-3, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Fay S. Dupree
CHESAPEAKE -- Fay S. Dupree, 71, of the 1200 block of N. River Drive, died Jan. 2, 2000, in her residence. 

Born in Hopewell, Va., she was the widow of William A. Dupree Jr. She was a retired telephone operator for Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge. 

Survivors include three daughters, Deena N. Collins of Portsmouth, Jo Anne Strickland of Chesapeake, and Sharon Eason of Elizabeth City; three sons, Bryan V. Bass of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Johnny E. Bass of Vinton, Va., and Bobby Dupree of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a sister, Reva Maxwell of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, by the Rev. Scott Rimer. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moose Heart or Moose Haven.

Richard S. Duprey
CHESAPEAKE -- Richard ``Dumpy'' Stanley Duprey, 55, departed this life Jan. 1, 2000.

Mr. Duprey was a native of Marlboro, Mass., and was a Navy Veteran surviving two tours in Vietnam. He left the Navy with 18 years of service and joined the Base Police Force at N.O.B., Norfolk. Richard was medically retired in 1997 with the rank of lieutenant. 

He leaves behind three sons, Dwayn Duprey, Richard Duprey and Dennis Duprey; a daughter, Dana Duprey; two brothers, Fredrick Duprey and Wayn Duprey; and a sister, Nancy Newman.

Richard will be cremated. No services are planned. 

``I will take my brother to his final resting place. You are in God's house Richard. May you find peace.'' Your loving brother, Wayn.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the staff at the Palliative Care Program located at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton. For all the support given to Richard and our family during his stay. God bless all of you.

James P. Hagaman
CHESAPEAKE -- James Porter Hagaman, 89, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 1, 2000. 

He was born in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21, 1910. James was superintendent of maintenance for the Portsmouth school system. Jim will continue for eternity to be a blessing to those who have made Jesus Christ the Lord of their lives. 

He is survived by his son and daughter, James Hagaman Jr. and Betty Watson; his four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and stepchildren, Lloyd and Clemae Smith; and two step-grandchildren. 

A visitation will be held at Emmaus Foursquare Gospel Church, 4209 Portsmouth Blvd., from 7 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Hicks
CHESAPEAKE -- Dorothy ``Helen'' Hicks, 63, of the 100 block of Wilson Drive, died Jan. 3, 2000, in a local hospital. 

Born in Stokesland, Va., she was a homemaker and a member of Great Bridge Freewill Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Hicks; two sons, Dyrell Hicks and his wife, Joyce, of Chesapeake, and William Hicks of Boundbrook, N.J.; two sisters, Virginia Cochran of Chesapeake and Lillian Jones of Newport News; two brothers, J.T. Martin of Chesapeake and William Martin of Richmond; and four great-grandchildren, Stephen Hicks, Kimberly Hicks, Matthew Hicks and John Hicks. 

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in New Life Christian Fellowship, Greenbrier, by the Rev. Steve Morgan. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. today in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is in charge. 

Curtis D. Pierce Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Curtis D. Pierce Sr. of the 1200 block of E. Eva Garden, died Dec. 29, 199. 

Mr. Pierce was retired after having worked for 27 years with the city of Chesapeake. 

Mr. Pierce is survived by five brothers, William, Elmer, William Sr., Clifton and Johnny; five sisters, Mary, Diane, Hannah, Doris and Menny; seven children, Karl, Farun, Curtis Jr., Kevin, Earl and Sharon; and 14 grandchildren. 

A funeral will be at noon today in New Galilee Baptist Church. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge. 

Arye W. Powers
CHESAPEAKE -- Arye Walker Powers, 86, died Jan. 3, 2000. 

Mrs. Powers was born July 20, 1913, in Norfolk, to the late William and Daisie Barrett Walker and was the wife of the late Lawrence Powers. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a former postmaster of Northwest. She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Powers is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Neleski of Eastbrook, Maine, and Arianna Geddings of Chesapeake; four sons, William Langston of Cheyenne, Wyo., Carter Bain Langston and Wesley Powers, both of Chesapeake, and Neil Powers of Norfolk; and a sister, Alice W. Stallings of Virginia Beach. Mrs. Powers was the grandmother of 20 grandchildren and had 15 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Rutter Cemetery, Ballahack Road, Chesapeake, with the Rev. M.R. White officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

Elizabeth J. Sears
CHESAPEAKE -- Elizabeth Jones Sears, 92, of Moyock, N.C., died Dec. 31, 1999, in a Chesapeake nursing home. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Moyock United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Oman Funeral Home is in charge. 

Regina B. Vinson
CHESAPEAKE -- Regina B.Vinson, 43, of the 3100 block of Bomar Drive, died Dec. 31, 1999. She retired as a bank teller for Cenit Bank. 

Survivors include her husband, Jesse C. Vinson; two daughters, Adriane Vinson and Laura Vinson; and other relatives and friends. 

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home by the Rev. D. Stefan Adams. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

John L. Dawson
NORFOLK -- John L. Dawson, 58, of the 6400 block of Edward St., passed away in his residence early Dec. 30, 1999, after a long illness. 

Mr. Dawson was born in Norfolk on Nov. 27, 1941. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a drill sergeant, and later retired in Norfolk. J.D. was self-employed as an automotive detailer for 25 years in the local area. John also held the title of head maitre d' at the Fifth National Bank in the late 1970s.

He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Penny Singer, and the mother of his children, Vicki Dawson; his children, Cassie Commodore and Alice June, both of Norfolk, Jessica Dawson of Virginia Beach and Derek Dawson and Tera Neu, both of Norfolk; and his granddaughter, Kayla Commodore.

John was a caring, generous and loving man. He did everything he could for anyone who needed help. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Norview United Methodist Church, 1112 Norview Ave., Norfolk, followed by interment in Elmwood Cedar Grove Cemetery, Princess Anne Road, Norfolk.

Lobeliah B. Land
NORFOLK -- Lobeliah Copeland Brooks Land, 88, died Dec. 31, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Samuel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Ollie F. Mazzarelli
NORFOLK -- Ollie F. Mazzarelli, 88, of the 2400 block of Dominion Ave., died Jan. 3, 2000.

She was born in Union, S.C.

Survivors include her husband, Ovidio A. Mazzarelli.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Julian W. Robinson
NORFOLK -- Julian WarrenRobinson, 86, affectionately known as ``Robbie,'' died Dec. 26, 1999, at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, N.C.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1913, to the late George Wally and Lillian Robuck Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Hopewell Robinson, and daughter, Hilda Robinson.

He was a retired welder at Iron Workers Local 79. He came to Norfolk during World War II to work in the shipyard. After the war he worked on all major construction sites in the Tidewater area, including the Portsmouth tunnels, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Scope and Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Upon retiring, he and Hazel retired to Rocky Mount, N.C.

He is survived by two sons, Bobby Robinson and his wife, Barbara, of Chesapeake and Jimmy Robinson and his special friend, Fran, of Virginia Beach; a brother, George Robinson Jr. of Richmond; two sisters, Louise Burnell of Norfolk and Edna Malony of North Miami Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He had a special relationship with his granddaughter Robin Johnson, who cared for him in his later years.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 1999, at Bowling Green Funeral Home followed by interment at Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Mary L. Shields
NORFOLK -- Mary Louise Shields of the 1100 block of Chapel St. died Dec. 29, 1999, in a local hospital.

She was born in Warrenton, N.C.

Survivors include a daughter, Tonya L. Bellamy; two sons, Dean Bellamy and wife Lisa and Vincent Warren Shields III; her mother, Louise Watson; a sister, Pattie E. Crump; a grandchild; a nephew, Miguel L. Crump; a very dear friend, Ronald Lewis; and a host of other dedicated friends and relatives.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in First Baptist Church Lamberts Point by the Rev. Anthony Paige. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may join the family at 2240 Hanson Ave. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mildred L. Williams
NORFOLK -- Mildred L. Williams of the 900 block of Philpotts Road died Jan. 31, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Riddick Funeral Service.

Michael M. Carter
PORTSMOUTH -- Michael M.Carter, 21, of the 1200 block of Roosevelt Blvd., died Dec. 27, 1999. 

Born in Norfolk, he was a Baptist. 

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine David; two sisters, Lorean V. Carter and Taquita David; a brother, Davonte C. David; his grandmother, Bessie L. Williams; stepfather, Calvin W. David Sr.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends. 

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oakland Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Graves Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Willia B. Jones
PORTSMOUTH -- Willia A.Bradley Jones, 88, of the 1500 block of County St., died Jan. 2, 2000, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Portsmouth, she was a retired school teacher from the Portsmouth City Public School System after 47 years of service. Upon retiring in 1947, she was head of the history department at I.C. Norcom High School. She received her B.S. from Virginia State University and a master's degree and further studied at Hampton Institute and Boston University.

She was a member of Third Baptist Church; served as a teacher of the Baptist Training Union; member of A.B. Mason Missionary Circle; member of Jolly Workers and Trustee Wives. She also was a member of Portsmouth Retired Teachers' Association; member of Martha Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star; and former member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.

The widow of Willie D. Jones Sr., she is survived by a son, Willie D. Jones Jr. of Portsmouth; a sister, Margaret James of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Alice and Charles Bradley.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Willie L. Ferguson
PORTSMOUTH -- Willie L.Ferguson, 80, of the 200 block of Ivey St., died Jan. 1, 2000.

Born in Easley, S.C., he was retired from Tile and Terrazo Mechanic. He was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a trustee. He was also a member of the Deacon and Deaconess Association of Tidewater. 

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Ferguson; two sons, Kenneth Ferguson of Portsmouth, John L. Kelley of Suitland; three sisters, Minnie Fletcher and Versene Hendricks, both of Easley, S.C., Rosa Ferguson of Hartford, Conn.; two brothers, James Ferguson of Detroit and Franko Ferguson of Easley; five grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. 

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Smith. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Virginia M. Hester
PORTSMOUTH -- Virginia May Hester, 66, of the 200 block of Teal St., died Jan. 2, 2000, in a Portsmouth hospital. She was a native of Marion County, W.Va.

Survivors include three sons, Tim Hester of Chesapeake, Donald Hester of Portsmouth, and William Hester of Norfolk; two sisters, Martha Kotchman of Pennsylvania and Alice Tarkenton of Columbia, Ohio; two brothers, Lawrence Floyd Jr. and Bernard Floyd, both of Fairmont, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. Jim Luck.

Mary T. Puryear
PORTSMOUTH -- Mary T.Puryear, 73, of the 800 block of Bold Street, died Dec. 29, 1999 in Maryview Medical Center. 

She was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., and was the widow of Algernon Puryear. She was a member of Greater Mount Zion Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and was the church mother. 

Survivors include four daughters, Deborah Puryear, Dorothy Harris, Carney Wiggins and Gail Woodard; three sons, Jerre Puryear, Kenneth Puryear and Steve Puryear; four sisters, Mahalie Baskerville, Electore Mays, Nancy Gurley and Thelma Williams; two brothers, James Taylor and Rivers Taylor Sr.; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. 

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Greater Mount Zion Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Charles Hicks Sr. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. Viewing will begin at noon today at Corprew Funeral Home. Family and friends will be at the church from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The family will be at 4321 Airline Blvd., Chesapeake, and will assemble there for the funeral procession to the church. 

Sarah A. Reese
PORTSMOUTH -- Sarah Ann Reese, 54, of the 700 block of Coolidge St., died Dec. 31, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Portsmouth to John and Bessie Cooke and she was the youngest of four children. She was an extraordinary homemaker.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, John H. Reese Jr.; four children, Michael, Carol, Johnny and Sarina; five grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2400 Chestnut St., by the Rev. Charles L. Harvin Sr. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. After the funeral, the family will assemble at 715 Coolidge St. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge. 

We will miss you, Mom, but it relieves our sorrows to know that you are no longer suffering.

Florence B. Buhrows
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Florence ``Flo'' Bertha Duer Buhrows died Jan. 1, 2000, in a local hospital.

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 Eastminster 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 Eastminster 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. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church. 

August Dimino
VIRGINIA BEACH -- August ``Gus'' Dimino, 94, of Chestwood Drive, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000.

He was born on the lower east side of Manhattan, ``Little Italy,'' in 1905 and lived in Valley Stream, Long Island, for over 47 years before moving to Virginia Beach in 1997. An avid pool player, he was a member of the Bayside Recreation Center.

Gus is survived by two sons and a daughter, Joseph Dimino, married with two children in North Brunswick N.J., Anthony Dimino, married with three sons in Virginia Beach, and Vivian Bruno, married with two children in East Meadow, N.Y.; as well as four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island, N.Y.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 5 and 6, at O'Shea Funeral Home, 2515 N. Jerusalem Road, East Meadow, NY 11554. The burial will be held Friday at Calvary Cemetery in Queens, N.Y.

Eula C. Houck
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eula Clara Houck, 92, passed away Jan. 2, 2000.

She was born in Shelbina, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Julius and Clara Houck. Ms. Houck was a member of Church of the Ascension and volunteered with the Red Cross. She retired from the Social Security Administration office in St. Louis, Mo.

Ms. Houck is survived by her sisters, Grace Margraf of Hokessian, Del., and Virginia E. Bush of Virginia Beach; nephews Carl T. Bush of Norman, Okla., Charles L. Bush of Virginia Beach, Dr. James Margraf of Keene, N.H., Dr. Johnny Margraf of Allentown, Pa., Paul Houck Jr. of Long Island, N.Y., Donald Houck of Campbell, Calif., and Jerry Houck of Salt Lake City, Utah; nieces Patsy Bussard of Wilmington, Del., Carolyn Houck and Ginny Houck, both of Long Island, N.Y.

A Mass of the resurrection will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church with Father James E. Parke, celebrant. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502-4006.

Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Willard J. Edwards
VIRGINIA BEACH -- WillardJasper Edwards, 76, known lovingly by his many friends as ``Mr. Ed,'' died Jan. 3, 2000, in Norfolk.

Born in Henderson, N.C., he retired as chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy and retired as a shop planner from civil service at NAS Norfolk. He was also the previous owner of the Cove Lounge and retired from many family businesses. He was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church and American Legion Post 327. 

He is survived by a son, Gerald T. Edwards of Virginia Beach; a sister, Hazel Foster, and her husband, Perry Foster, of Henderson, N.C.; two brothers, William R. Edwards and wife Olivia Edwards of Miami, Fla., and Alvin Leroy Edwards of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren, Shea Christopher Edwards and his wife, Tracey Edwards, of Chesapeake, and Timothy Jasper Edwards and Lacey Summer Edwards, both of Virginia Beach. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by Dr. David N. Clay and the Rev. Richard Walker of West End Baptist Church, Henderson, N.C. Burial will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Charles F. Morgan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charles F. Morgan, 64, died Jan. 3, 2000.

Born in Payette, Idaho, he was Catholic. He retired from the Navy as a chief warrant officer 4 after 28 years, and was formerly employed with QED Systems for 10 years. Mr. Morgan was a member of Schofield Masonic Lodge, Honolulu Scottish Rite Bodies, Aloha Temple Shrine, Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association, Fleet Reserve Association and American Legion. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Morgan; two sons, Marty Charles Burke and David Allan Burke, both of California; a brother, Robert Morgan of California; and two grandchildren, Brandi Burke and David Burke Jr., both of California.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Princess Anne Memorial Park by the Rev. Robert F. Pittman III. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic rites will be accorded at the grave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Ida M. King
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ida M. King of the 2900 block of Old Glory Road and formerly of the 2200 block of Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, died Dec. 29, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Hertford, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of Queen Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Kristi Linyear and DeShelle Perry-Jordan and husband Kenneth of Virginia Beach and Vernika Torain and husband Charlie of Maryland; three great-grandchildren, Vonez Blackett, Jocelyn Torain and Gregory Blackett, all of Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Doris J. Perry.

A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at Queen Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the residence. There will be a wake service from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Home.

Bernice C. Neusse
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Bernice Cubbison Neusse, 92, a longtime resident of Long Beach, Calif., died Jan. 1, 2000, after a long illness.

Bernice was born in Cotton, Calif., in 1907, and she resided in California until 1992, when she moved to Virginia to be with her family.

She is survived by a son, James Cubbison of Germantown, Md.; a daughter, Janet C. Small, and son-in-law, William N. Small, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, James W. Small of North Carolina and Janet S. Zantsky and Joanie S. Marsh of Virginia Beach; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a private service for the family. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memorial Park, Long Beach, Calif. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Oldaker Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- CharlesWarren Oldaker Sr., 66, of the 3000 block of Blackstone Court, died Jan. 3, 2000, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. 

Mr. Oldaker was born in Princess Anne County, and was a U.S. Army veteran. In 1996, he retired as a self-employed carpenter from his company, C.W. Oldaker and Son. 

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Bias Oldaker; a daughter, Ellen Marie Oldaker of Virginia Beach; two sons, Charles W. Oldaker Jr. and Danny Michael Oldaker, both of Virginia Beach; and two sisters, Edith Brandstetter of Strattonville, Pa., and Shirley Dalton of Virginia Beach. 

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, by the Rev. Richard J. Yates. Friends may join the family at the Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 

Juanita D. Pilares
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Juanita D. Pilares, 69, of the 500 block of Seeman Road, died Jan. 1, 2000, in a local hospital. 

Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, she was the widow of Marcos A. Pilares and was a Catholic. 

Survivors include a daughter, Zenaida Glienna of Virginia Beach; three sons, Antonio Pilares, Felix Pilares and Marcos Pilares Jr., all of the Philippines; and nine grandchildren. 

Burial will be in the Philippines. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

Dorothy J. Walker
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothy J. ``Dot'' Walker, 53, of the 700 block of 19th St., died Dec. 29, 1999. She was born in Virginia Beach, a daughter of the late Eula Boone and the late Columbus Brown.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane M. Walker of Bridgeport, Conn.; four sons, Nathaniel Costen of Lexington Park, Md., Charles Walker of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Clifford Walker of Bridgeport and Michael Brown of Newport News; a sister, Carolyn Boone of Norfolk; five brothers, Leroi Boone and Allen Boone, both of Virginia Beach, Anthony Boone of Maryland, Itha Boone and Kevin Boone, both of Virginia Beach and Columbus Brown of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren, JA'monte Munson, Nathan Guy Costen, Demetrias Lashonda, Tamika Keys, Trinese Thomas, Eric Thomas, Charles Walker, Cassandra Joy Brown, Alyssa Brown and Dante' Michael Brown. She was predeceased by a son, James Costen.

A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, 395 Old Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, by Dr. E. Ray Cox. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. for remembrance and visitation at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services.

Vandee J. Washington
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Vandee J. Washington of the 1500 block of Frost Road, died Dec. 30, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Princess Anne County and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach. 

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Tate of Norfolk; a brother, Alfonso Jefferson; nieces, Flossie L. Watkins and Evelyn Snead; godchildren, Felecia Haeriton and Geneva A. McKinney; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Thursday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Charles Williams. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family will assemble at Rosewood at 11:30 a.m. Hale Funeral Home is in charge. 

Cheryl D. Wysocki
VIRGINIA BEACH -- CherylDenise Wysocki, 42, passed away on Jan. 1, 2000. 

She is survived by her father, John C. Chaplin of Pelham, Ala.; her son, Dennis Williams of Virginia Beach; and her three sisters, Karen Sue Johnson of Tyler, Texas, Debrah Mittlestadt of Gates County, N.C., and Terry Matthews of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her mother, Betty Mackling. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today 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. 

Irene M. Kilpatrick
SUFFOLK -- Irene MoyerKilpatrick, 80, died Jan. 2, 2000, in Portsmouth. She was the widow of Leo Jackson Kilpatrick and predeceased by a son, A. Wade Kilpatrick. 

Survivors include three sons, Leo T. Kilpatrick and his wife, Sue, of Suffolk, Bobby J. Kilpatrick and his wife, Sissy, of Suffolk, and Larry G. Kilpatrick and his wife, Berneta, of Windsor; a sister, Patty Moyer Clifton of Skiatook, Okla., and a brother, Loral Moyer of Pawhuska, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel. She will be sent to Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home in Skiatook, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 8. Interment will follow in Osage Gardens Cemetery, Skiatook. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Daisy L. Downing
EDENTON -- Daisy Lee Downing, 99, of the 2000 block of Hancock Lane, died Dec. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Hertford. Rowsom Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.

Mottie B. Gardner
BEAR GRASS -- Mottie Bell Gardner, 84, died Jan. 3, 2000. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Biggs Chapel in Williamston.

Lela S. Jones
AYDLETT -- Lela ``Inez'' Salter Jones, 81, of the 500 block of Aydlett Road, died Jan. 3, 2000. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Grandy, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Gracie M. Keemer
AULANDER -- Gracie Mae Keemer, 78, of the 500 block of Harmon St., died Jan. 1, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Aulander First Baptist Church. Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.

Frankie B. Meeks
WILLIAMSTON -- Frankie Bonds Meeks, 61, of the 3400 block of Wild Cat Road, died Jan. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

Sam L. Smith
EDENTON -- Sam L. Smith, 87, died Jan. 1, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Onslow Memorial Park, Jacksonville, N.C. Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home, New Bern, N.C., is in charge.

Leland V. Sylvester
MOYOCK -- Leland VanceSylvester Sr., 68, of the 200 block of E. Ridge Road, died Jan. 2, 2000, in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Old Norfolk County and was a heavy equipment operator for the Carter-Bell Corp. Mr. Sylvester was the son of the late Calis and Mrs. Ethel Mae McPherson Waters Sylvester, and the husband of Charlene Herron Sylvester for 45 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Linda Sylvester Catlett, Lisa Sylvester Seper, both of Moyock and Diane Sylvester Yoder of Mobile, Ala.; a son, Leland Vance ``JR'' Sylvester Jr. of Moyock; two sisters, Gladys Coffield of Suffolk and Minnie Allen of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, and other times at their residence.

John E. Vinson
MURFREESBORO -- John Elton Vinson, 81, of the 800 block of Menola St. John Road, died Jan. 2, 2000, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Born in Hertford County, Mr. Vinson was a retired plant manager from Georgia Pacific in Bridgeton, N.C. He was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Long Vinson; a daughter, Mary Vinson Crozier of Elsberry, Mo.; two sons, John Edwin Vinson of Van Buren, Ark., and Dan Vinson of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Velna Ladner and Grace Wheeler, both of Portsmouth and Clonnie Bolt of Baltimore; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, by the Revs. Billy Sellers and Herman Hicks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie. Memorial donations may be made to Meherrin Baptist Church.

Doris M. Walker
MANTEO -- Doris Mitchell ``Duchess'' Walker, 81, died Jan. 3, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Twiford's Colony Chapel.

Helen V. Kessler
RICHMOND -- Helen Virginia Kessler, 94, died Jan. 2, 2000, in her residence. 

Born in Savannah, Ga., she was the widow of Clyde R. Kessler Sr. She was a member of United Church of Christ, Ocean View Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 3160, and Senior Citizens Over 60 Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy L. Cronin of Richmond; a son, Clyde R. Kessler Jr. of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to United Church of Christ.

Frances S. Woodman
RICHMOND -- Frances S.Woodman, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2000. 

Born in New York City, she resided in Hampton and later in the Richmond area. She was the widow of Theodore Woodman and was also predeceased by her sister, Lillian Finkel, and her twin brother, Sam Finkel. 

Survivors include two sisters, Toby Farber of Hampton and Goldie Friedman of Bardonia, N.Y.; her children, Sheila and Ron Preville of Richmond, Roy and Sandy Woodman of Covington, La., and Jay and Marsha Woodman of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and Cantor Jacob Tessler in Hebrew Cemetery, Hampton. Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, is in charge. 

Richard H. Gibson
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Richard H. Gibson, 64, died Jan. 1, 2000, at Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta. 

Mr. Gibson was born June 6, 1935, in Norfolk County, the son of the late Howard L. Myrtle Chillson Gibson. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran and a member of the Columbus Independent Baptist Church. He was a retired long-distance truck driver. 

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Nancy Gibson; four daughters, Sheila Hollar of Columbus, Brenda Craig of Ellerslie, Ga., Sandra Eklund of Columbus and Cindy Brooks of Auburn, Ala.; a son, Richard H. Gibson II of Wayne, Maine; two brothers, Harry C. Gibson and William Ray Gibson of Virginia Beach; a sister, Sarah Nell Holland of Chesapeake; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held a 2 p.m. today at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, Ala. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, is in charge. 

Helene M. Juengel
SOLINGEN, Germany -- Helene M. Juengel, 71, died Dec. 30, 1999. A private service will be at later date. 

Timothy Lee
CORDOVA, Tenn. -- Timothy Lee, 38, of the 300 block of Carriage Court, died Dec. 30, 1999, at Baptist Central Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. 

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Lee was a former warehouse manager at Price's Inc. for five years. He was a member of Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth. 

He is survived by his wife, Katrice F. Lee; a son, Josua Timothy Lee, both of Cordova; two sisters, Delores Hill of Hampton and Jacquelyn Frazier of Chesapeake; three brothers, William Earl Lee Sr., James Lee and Robert Lee, all of Chesapeake; two aunts; mother-in-law, Brenda Tucker of Cordova; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other in-laws and friends. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, by the Rev. D.A. Peace. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at 10 a.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The family will be at the home of his brother, 3965 Starboard Road, Chesapeake, and will assemble there for the funeral procession.

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