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|Bessie C. Keay
CHESAPEAKE -- Bessie C. Keay, 96, of the 300 block of George Washington Hwy., died Jan. 9, 2000.
Born in Norfolk County, she was retired from the city of Chesapeake. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church and was a member of Deep Creek Senior Citizens Club.
Survivors include her husband, Roger I. Keay; a sister, Lydia C. Hart; a niece, Catherine C. Hall; two great-nieces, Rebecca H. Ewers and husband, Doug, and Catherine V. Hogan and husband, Claude; and two great-great-nieces, Carrie R. Ewers and Caitlin L. Ewers, all of Chesapeake.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deep Creek United Methodist Church by the Rev. Danny J. Kesner and Chaplain Connie Gibbs. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of the church.
Claude D. Michie Jr.
Mr. Michie was a U.S. Marine, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon returning stateside, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was a machinist, mechanic and a member of AARP.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Lox Jones Michie; two sons, John Randolph Michie and wife, Denise, of Standardsville, Va., James Drew Michie and wife, Becky, of Virginia Beach; a stepdaughter, Sheila Carey and husband, Tal, of Portsmouth; a sister, Virginia B. Helm and husband, Robert, of Louisville, Ky.; a half-sister, Helen Adams and husband, Beverly, of Virginia Beach; a brother-in-law, Benny J. Jones Jr. of Portsmouth; a grandson; five granddaughters and great-grandchildren; uncles; aunts; numerous cousins; nephews; nieces and friends.
Upon his request, his body was donated to the Virginia Anatomical Program, Richmond. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church Relief Fund, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth, VA 23704; to the American Lung Association, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23502 or to a charity of one's choice.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he retired as a ball mill operator from Sapolin Paints Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. O'Neill was a longtime resident of Brooklyn and had resided in Chesapeake for the past 24 years.
Survivors include his wife, Luz Pesquera O'Neill; a son, Henry O'Neill and his wife, Ann, of Virginia Beach; and a granddaughter, Lauren Ann O'Neill of Virginia Beach.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Winfield S. Beaman
Born in South Hill, Va., Mr. Beaman was a retired businessman and was the widower of Margaret Anne Sawyer Beaman. He was a lifelong member of McKendree United Methodist Church, the historian for more than 30 years and was a member of United Methodist Men. He also was a former member of the Lions Club.
A devoted father and grandfather, he will be sadly missed by two sons, Winfield Scott Beaman Jr. of Harker Heights, Texas, and Paul H. Beaman and his wife, Theresa, of Norfolk; a brother, Thomas G. ``Boots'' Beaman of Salem, Va.; four sisters, Elizabeth Saunders and Ellen Beamon, both of Norfolk, Sarah Lee White of Ennis, Texas, and Jessie Fischer of Chesapeake; four loving grandchildren, Jennifer R. Beaman, Anne-Marie F. Beaman, Winfield Scott Beaman III and Paul Joseph H. Beaman.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McKendree United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Carper. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the McKendree United Methodist Church building fund. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.
Noel David Finney
Noel attended primary school in Great Britain, graduated with honors from Princess Anne High School, received his bachelor's in English Literature from Old Dominion University and his master's in English from the University of Virginia.
For the past 25 years, Noel worked with the Norfolk Division of Social Services, dedicating his professional career to assisting the distressed, deserted and indigent. He was active with many community organizations working toward social change.
Noel David is predeceased by his mother, Ethel Mae Oxtoby-Finney of Durban, South Africa. He is survived by his father, Dave Finney of Virginia Beach; his son, Matthew Willner of Charlottesville; two brothers, Frank Royland Smith Finney of the Eastern Shore and his wife, Mary, Michael Patrick Finney of the District of Columbia; sisters, Virginia Finney-Cosgrove and husband, Bart, and Donna Finney-Brown; a nephew, Warren Nunnally; nieces, Erin Miriam Brown, Noel Justine Finney, Audrey and Rachael Finney; and cousins in Cornwall, Yorkshire, Newcastle and Bath, England, and in South Africa.
A memorial Mass will be held at noon Friday in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1009 W. Princess Anne Road, with a reception following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Memorial Fund. Gratitude is expressed to the Cremation Society of Virginia; Noel David's ashes will be lain to rest with his beloved mother in England.
Betty Ellison Procida
Betty was born in Catawba County, N.C., but lived most of her life in Norfolk. She was the widow of Samuel James Procida.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Debbie Dillard; her son-in-law, David Dillard; and two grandchildren, Jessica Anne Dillard, 15, and Ashley Nicole Dillard, 13, of Suffolk. She will also be mourned by the staff of Camelot Manor Nursing Home. The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion shown to Betty by the staff at Camelot Manor while she was a resident there.
Betty was an animal lover and wishes that any expressions of condolences be expressed in terms of a donation to the SPCA.
Survivors include her daughter, Mildred R. Arrington of Norfolk; two great-grandsons, Larry E. Randolph of Norfolk and Thomas C. Randolph of Sorrento, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday in Graves Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 100 Suburban Pkwy.
Mary H. Whitehurst
She had retired from the Naivete Shop after many years as a saleslady. Mrs. Whitehurst was born in Rich Square, N.C., and was the widow of Warren Calvin Whitehurst. She was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Jacqueline W. Hardy of Norfolk; two sisters, Virginia H. Capps of Norfolk and Inez H. Wood of Virginia Beach; a brother, Frank Hall of Bells Island, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Park Place United Methodist Church by Dr. Charles H. Smith and the Rev. Francis E. Collins. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Park Place United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, William C. Baker of Chesapeake and Larry N. Baker of Gig Harbor, Wash.; a sister, Opel Cruise of Pound, Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The body was shipped from Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, to Baker Funeral Home, Pound, Va., for services and burial.
Jeraldine H. Burke
A native of Albany, Ga., she was a retired bookkeeper for Laskin Food. She was a member of Sweethaven Baptist Church and Castle Heights Garden Club.
Survivors include her husband, William ``Bill'' L. Burke; two daughters, Tina J. Burke of Portsmouth and Teri L. Weaver and her husband, Tom, of Pennsylvania; a sister, Joyce Pye and her husband, John, of Glen Allen, Va.; four grandchildren, Michele L. Spaugh of Portsmouth, Rachel, Ryan and Christopher Weaver of Pennsylvania.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Damon E. Wyatt. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mildred R. Redditt
A native of Pender County, N.C., she was the widow of William H. Redditt Sr. Survivors include a son, Alton Mills of Suffolk; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. T.R. Music. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Nollie L. Sutton
A native of Asheville, N.C., she was the widow of Roy Lee Sutton Jr. She was employed by TRT as a driver for seniors and the disabled. She also delivered newspapers for The Virginian-Pilot. Mrs. Sutton was a member of WIBC.
Survivors include three daughters, Victoria L. Manry of Battle Creek, Mich., Angela D. George of Rock Hill, S.C., and Cheryl D. Walters of Gansevoort, N.Y.; two sons, Timothy E. Sutton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Michael D. Draughon of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Mary E. Godfrey of Falmouth, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Elder Marion P. George. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Emily V. Daubar
Mrs. Daubar was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Julia Dengler Puk and John Puk. She was the widow of Vincent F. Daubar. She was a member of Church of the Holy Family in Virginia Beach.
Survivors include her two daughters, Christine D. Gerloff and her husband, Edgar J. Gerloff III, of Virginia Beach and Elizabeth D. Mastrangelo and her husband, Ralph Mastrangelo, of New Jersey; her son, Justin Daubar and his wife, Joyce Daubar, of East Lyne, Conn.; four sisters, Helen P. Rusiecki of Brooklyn, Stella P. Harubin of Huntington Station, N.Y., Victoria P. Castaldi of Alpharetta, Ga., and Julia P. Toth of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; her six grandchildren, Robin, Ingrid, Andrew, Marissa, Cristina and Gabriela; one stepgrandchild; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and her great-granddaughter, Taylor.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Holy Family by Fr. Richard Mooney. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, New York. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads, 4855 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.
Nash H. Flanagin Jr.
Born in San Diego, Calif., he was a Virginia Beach resident for over 19 years and was a Roman Catholic. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1977, and subsequently retired from the civil service. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion in Norfolk.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra A. Flanagin; two daughters, Kelly J. Kelley of Florida and Margaret Browning of Virginia Beach; three sons, Nash H. Flanagin III of Virginia Beach, Joseph Flanagin of Bowling Green, Va., and Harris E. Flanagin of Florida; a brother, Harris Flanagin of San Bernadino, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. A Christian wake service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, after which the family will receive friends until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Walter L. Grant
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Walter Leroy Grant, 63, of the 1400 block of Pecan Court, passed away in a local hospital on Jan. 9, 2000.
Born in Kansas City, Kan., Mr. Grant grew up in Parsons, Kan. He was the retired president and CEO of Camellia Foods Inc. and was Baptist by faith.
In 1960, he became employed as a data processor for Benner Tea Co. in Burlington, Iowa. Then in 1965, he accepted a position with Charles L. Mull & Son as a manager. In 1973, he came to Camellia Foods Inc., wherehe was a data processor manager, then controller, going on to chief financial officer, and finally, in 1992, becoming president and CEO. He was a former board member of Goodwill Industries.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 43 years, Patricia M. Grant; four sons, James G. Grant and wife, Reinelda, of Woodbridge, Va., Stewart N. Grant and wife, Donna, of Virginia Beach, Russell J. Grant and wife, Cynthia, of Franklin, Tenn., Walter D. Grant and wife, Debra, of Chesapeake; a daughter, Mary G. Justis and husband, Scott, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Beverly Gilbert of Virginia Beach; a half-sister, Jenny Sue Clark of Garland, Texas; and 10 loving grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Princess Anne Memorial Park by the Rev. Richard Yates. Friends may join the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Elizabeth L. Gray
Libby was a native of Mount Airy, N.C., and had retired as a supervisor for N.R.F.C. She was the widow of Walter E. ``Nick'' Gray Sr.
Survivors include a son, Walter E. Gray Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Norfolk; a daughter, Dawn L. O'Hearn and her husband, Richard, of Groton, Conn.; a brother, James Leach of Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Arlene Huban and Evelyn Burnette of Norfolk, Lucy Arnau of Clearwater; and six grandchildren, Jacob, Joseph, Christopher, Meagan, Jennifer and Krystal.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, by the Rev. W.S. Kidd Jr. Interment will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Robert W. Scott
Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Spraker Morrison of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Joyce E. Simpson of Centerville, Va., and Shirley M. Scott of Alexandria; a brother, Stuart M. Scott Jr. of Manassas, Va.; two nieces, Pam Ketner and Jennifer Simpson; and a nephew, Marty Scott.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Culpeper National Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.
Ralph L. Slates
Ralph's family moved to Elmore, Ohio, in 1923. He graduated from Harris-Elmore High School in 1927 and accepted a position at the First National Bank in Elmore. On Sept. 6, 1930, Ralph married Kathryn Marie Croll of Elmore. He also worked for many years at Jaeger's Hardware, and retired from the Bank of Elmore Co. in 1972.
The couple built their home east of Elmore and resided there for 62 years until moving to Virginia Beach to be closer to family.
Mr. Slates is survived by his wife, Kathryn; and his two children, Diane Davis of Virginia Beach and Larry Slates of Madera, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be planned in Elmore for later this summer.
Charles W. Stamper
Born in Middletown, Ohio, he was a merchant marine engineer. He was a member of London Bridge Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, and the Leon Piper Bible Class of the church. He was a member of the American Maritime Officers Union. Mr. Stamper was a retired master chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy with 21 years of service. He was also associated with Norfolk Newspapers for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Stamper; two daughters, Rena Renee Dalton and husband, Thomas, and Tammy Lynne Lewis and husband, Keith, all of Virginia Beach; two sons, Clifton Glen Weaver and wife, Patricia, of Virginia Beach and Charles W. Stamper Jr. of Chesapeake; three brothers, Cecil Stamper of Alabama, Robert Stamper and Donald Stamper, both of Middletown, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, by the Rev. Greg Brinson. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and the residence at all other times.
Marian W. Yoder
She was predeceased by her parents, Dalvin and Margaret White, and her husband of over 50 years, Chriss S. Yoder, with whom she was a partner in the hotel/construction business.
A lifelong resident of Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach, she was born on April 16, 1923. She graduated from Oceana High School in 1939 and from Kee's Business School in 1941.
She is survived by her three sons, Michael A. Yoder and his wife, Amanda, Robert L. Yoder and his wife, Patricia, and Chriss S. Yoder Jr. and his wife, Ernelita; seven grandchildren, Edward ``Ted'' O'Neal Yoder and his wife, Traci, Michael A. Yoder Jr., Katheryn C. Yoder, Ben C. Yoder, Will E. Yoder, Chriss S. Yoder III and William M. Yoder; three great-grandchildren, Lelia O'Neal Yoder, Savannah Rose Yoder and Camille Grace Yoder; her brother, D.V. White and his wife, Winifred; her sister, Iona Alton; two nephews; three nieces; and several grandnephews and grandnieces. She will be missed by her friends and family.
A chapel service will be conducted at noon Friday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund.
Natley E. Sebrell
Mrs. Roach is survived by her sons, T. Shannon Roach of Waverly and Frank Lee Roach of Hopewell, and his sons, Frank Lee ``Sam'' Roach Jr. of Emporia and Charlie Elliott Taylor of Virginia Beach; a sister, Annie L. Harvell of Minnesota; and a sister-in-law, Martha Bailey of Wakefield.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial will be in the Newville Baptist Church Cemetery, Waverly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Doretta R. Gladstone
A native of Eastern Shore, Va., she was a daughter of the late John Donald and Lena Heckle Roberts and the widow of Joseph Edward Gladstone, M.D. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and was a Presbyterian.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Carolyn Joanne Gladstone Vaden and Julian Baugh Vaden of Richmond; a son and his wife, Donald Roberts Gladstone and Nita Gay Hughes Gladstone of Durham, N.C.; and four granddaughters, Jo Catherine Vaden of Richmond, Jennifer Anne Vaden of Raleigh, N.C., Deborah Roberts Gladstone of Durham and Julia Gladstone Serrato of Coral Gables, Fla.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Haven Cemetery by the Rev. Donald Broad. The family will join friends at Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice in Central Virginia, 5540 Falmouth St., Suite 307, Richmond, VA 23230.
Margarete B. Gray
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Peggy and Icard Barrett of Parksley, Pamela and James Budd of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Becky and Tyler Barrett; and several distant relatives in Germany.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Roberts and the Rev. Bob Pattisall. Burial will be in Parksley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lions Eye Bank, c/o Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Earnestine A. Alexander
Cordelia Day J. Blanchard
Mrs. Blanchard was born in Hertford County and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ahoskie.
Survivors include her husband, Edward V. Blanchard; four sons, Edward V. ``Monty'' Blanchard Jr. of New York City, Lyman Whittington Blanchard of Greenville, N.C., William Eley Blanchard of Ahoskie, and Roger Woodson Blanchard of Greensboro; two daughters-in-law, Vicki Blanchard and Anne Hill Blanchard; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Jones Watkins of Windsor, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Phillip Glick. The family will receive friends at the home after 7 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.
Joseph M. Brown
Born in Hertford County, N.C., he was a retired self-employed automobile mechanic. He was a member of Winton First Baptist Church, Winton.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Melton Brown; six daughters, Patricia Reynolds, Patrina Brown, both of Ahoskie, N.C., Kitty Woldman of Richmond, Sylvia Caudill of Whitakers, N.C., Sharron Skala of Ahoskie, Denise McAuly of Fayetteville, N.C.; seven sons, Joseph Brown of Winton, Wayne Brown of Emporia, Va., Donald Brown of Winton, Kelly Brown of Winston-Salem, N.C., Arnold Brown of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Marcus Brown, Patrick Brown, both of Richmond; 34 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He raised three grandchildren, Veronica Doughtie and Raymond and Patrick Suarez.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Ken Brown and the Rev. William Reid. Entombment will be in Brown Family Cemetery.
Wilma F. Godfrey
William C. Martin
Mr. Martin was the son of the late Croman Martin and Lassie Barnes Martin. He was a retired mechanic and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his son, Danny Martin, and daughter-in-law, Jean, of Milwaukee; three sisters, Fannie Lee Bryant of Pendleton, N.C., Ruth Harrell of Conway, N.C., and Betty Lassiter of Milwaukee; two brothers, Frankie Joe Martin of Conway and Thomas Martin of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Amanda Sue, Daniel and Brian Jason Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Milwaukee Cemetery by the Rev. Danny Brantley. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.
E. Neal Miller
Theodosia D. Morris
Born in Marion County, Ky., Mrs. Morris was a daughter of the late Mike Owsley and Ersula Harris Dever. She and her husband, Dr. Frank Elliott Morris, pastored many churches, including Leigh Street Baptist Church in Richmond, Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton, First Baptist Church and West End Baptist Church, both in Gaffney, S.C., Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and Middle Swamp Baptist Church in Gates County, N.C. Dr. Morris predeceased her on June 3, 1991.
Survivors include four daughters, Louise M. Purdy of Savannah, Ga., Martha Jean M. Adams of Henderson, N.C., Janet M. Belvin of Fairfax Station, Va., and Jerry M. Hester of Raleigh; four sisters, Daisy Schuermeyer and Kelly Mae Abell, both of Louisville, Ky., and Cassie Kirkland and Helen Sweazy, both of Versailles, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, George D. Purdy Jr. of Suwanee, Ga., Frank Desmond Purdy of Savannah, Ga., Michael Alan Purdy of Columbia, S.C., John H. Adams Jr. of Winterville, N.C., Jean Karole Meares of Cary, N.C., Thomas Elliott Yearwood of Falls Church, Va., Katherine Elizabeth Yearwood and Caroline Rebecca Yearwood, both of Fairfax Station, Va., Larry B. Hester Jr. of Salisbury, N.C., and Ellen Claire Hester of Raleigh; and six great-grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Purdy, Jordan Dever Purdy, Taylor Marie Purdy, Madison Randolph Adams, Lane Elizabeth Adams and Morgan Claire Hester.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Middle Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. J. Hines Adams. Burial will follow in the Speight-Morris Family Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and following the service in the social hall of the church.
Glennie P. Owens
Ella Louise Rodman
Earle G. Scarborough
A native of Avon, Mrs. Scarborough was a housekeeper for the Castaways Motel and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William and Margaret O'Neal Gray and the widow of the late Sumner R. Scarborough Sr.
Mrs. Scarborough is survived by three sons: Kevin Scarborough and his son, Jesse, of Avon; Craig Scarborough, wife Clara, and their children, Erin and Rebecca of Buxton, N.C.; Sumner R. Scarborough Jr., wife Gina, and their children, Emily, Laura and Christopher of Manteo, N.C.; and two sisters, Pearl Madrin of Kansas City, Mo., and Lucy Ballance of Elizabeth City. She was predeceased by a son, Timothy James Scarborough, and a daughter-in-law, Janet Scarborough.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Johns United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bryan Shaw. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.
Edith F. Scharfenberg
Harold V. Etheridge Sr.
Mr. Etheridge was a native of Pensacola, Fla., and a York County resident for 42 years. He was an Army veteran of Korea and Vietnam, and retired as an SFC in 1972 after 31 years of service. After retirement, he went to work for R.T. Norris as a framer and owned and operated Hang It Up, Inc. He was also a bus driver for Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center for five years. He was a member of Grafton Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Allan Etheridge and is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Pauline Etheridge; a daughter, Clara E. Enos of Portsmouth; three sons, Edwin Eliott Etheridge, Raymond Thomas Etheridge and Harold V. Etheridge Jr., all of Grafton; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas Family Cemetery, with full military honors by the Rev. James D. Moynihan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Amory Funeral Home.
William E. Belvin
Noody attended Achilles High School and then began his working life on the York River as a waterman. In 1963 he began his own business, W.E. Belvin Real Estate. His dedication and commitment was first to his wife, Mablind, and second to his church and country, which he loved serving. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, and the Men's Bible Class. His many community accomplishments include membership of the board of supervisors for more than 30 years, retiring in 1993; former director, Region 1, for the Virginia Association of Counties; member, Chesapeake Bay and Rivers Association of Realtors; 50-year member, Achilles Masonic Lodge No. 281, A.F.&A.M.; member, Improved Order of Red Men, Sioux Tribe No. 9, Achilles; 50-year member, Khedive Temple of the Shrine, AAONMS, Norfolk; 50-year member, Royal Arch Chapter No. 59, Urbanna; 50-year member, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia, St. Johns, No. 57; charter member, Tidewater Shrine Club; charter member, Abingdon Ruritan Club; past chairman, Democratic Committee, Gloucester County; board member, Guinea Heritage Association; and member of the planning committee for the 350th Anniversary of Gloucester County.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mablind T. Belvin; two sisters, Elva Robins of Achilles and Dorothy Morey of Suffolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Union Baptist Church, Achilles, by the Rev. Dr. Dave Holladay and the Rev. Dr. Braxton Allport Jr. Private entombment will be held in the W.E. Belvin Family Mausoleum, Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. In Noody's memory, memorial donations may be made to Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad, Box 247, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, or to the American Heart Association, c/o Leroy D. Woodson, Box 365, Gloucester, VA 23061, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, VA 23072.
James E. Gildea
He is also survived by his son, James J. Gildea and his wife, Anne N.; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth and James Edward Gildea; a brother, the Rev. Joseph Gildea, O.S.A., and his wife, Elizabeth Gildea; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1914 N. Randolph St., Arlington, VA 22207. Interment will be at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 1000, Falls Church, VA 22042 or to St. Agnes Catholic Church.
James B. Massey Jr.
Born in Augusta County on March 1, 1913, Mr. Massey was educated in the public schools of Prince Edward County, Hampden-Sydney College, Erskin College and the University of Maryland. He taught in the public schools of South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. He also taught at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va., and the Gilman School, Baltimore. Mr. Massey served as the headmaster of the Norfolk Academy for 28 years, retiring in 1978. He served as the interim headmaster of the Lovett School, Atlanta, from 1978-79.
As a young man, Mr. Massey was active in summer camps for boys, serving in camps in West Virginia, Maine and New Hampshire. He was also active in the Presbyterian Church, the Prince Edward School Board and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. Mr. and Mrs. Massey retired to Hampden-Sydney in 1979. He lived in retirement at Westminster-Canterbury, Lynchburg, Va.
He is survived by three married sons and one married daughter, James B. Massey III of Roanoke, Va., Thomas Collings Massey of Clemson, S.C., Joseph Price Massey of Norfolk, Elizabeth Massey Kramer of Springboro, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Charles D. Ellis of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Eugenia W. Massey of Harrisonburg, Va.; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Massey was a member of College Presbyterian Church, Hampden-Sydney, Va., where a memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. Interment will be private in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home is in charge.