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Fannie S. Carr
CHESAPEAKE -- Fannie Lois Skinner Carr, 88, of the 4300 block of Cornick Ave., died March 1, 2002, in a local nursing home. 

A native of Cottondale, Fla., Mrs. Carr was retired from Giant Open Air Markets and the widow of Linwood J. Carr. She was a member of Congregational Baptist Church. 

She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Wallace of Bon Air, Va., and Betty Lynne Cameron of Pinehurst, N.C.; two sisters, Issie Boekley of Moyock, N.C., and Indy Oeland of San Diego, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, the Rev. Linwood L. Carr II and two daughters, Linda Rae Carr and Donna R. Summers. 

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. 
 

Emeline F. Cosgrove
CHESAPEAKE -- Emeline F. Cosgrove, 89, passed into eternal rest Feb. 27, 2002. 

Born Nov. 6, 1912, in St. Cloud, Minn., Mrs. Cosgrove was the daughter of the late Frank Cael and Mary Vondra Cael. She was predeceased by her husband, Col. John A. Cosgrove. 

Mrs. Cosgrove received her nursing diploma from Sacred Heart school of nursing in Spokane, Wash. She volunteered to serve as a Red Cross nurse during World War II and spent the war years in Honolulu, Hawaii. After returning from Honolulu, Mrs. Cosgrove and her family traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. In later years, she served as a nurse at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va. 

Mrs. Cosgrove was active in St. Michael's Catholic Community in Annandale and later in Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Chesapeake. 

She is survived by a son, John A. Cosgrove Jr. of Chesapeake; daughter-in-law, Sue Culpepper Cosgrove of Chesapeake; daughters, Elizabeth Nevin of Hope, Idaho and Maria Cosgrove Flynn of Bernardsville, N.J.; son-in-law, John T. Flynn of Bernardsville; and four grandchildren, Michael Patrick and Brian David Cosgrove of Chesapeake and Jamie Marie and Jacqueline Elizabeth Flynn of Bernardsville. 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Oman Funeral Home, Chesapeake. A funeral mass will be held in Fort Meyer Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery, on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 2:45 p.m. Interment will follow in the cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. 

The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320. 
 

Dario A. Dick
CHESAPEAKE -- Dario Andrew Dick, 20, of the 1400 block of Winslow Ave., known as Dee Dick, died Feb. 27, 2002. He was born in Norfolk. 

Survivors include his sons, Kai Dick and Kalib Drury; mother, Joy Wiggins; father, Robert Dick; a sister, Sonya Wiggins; two brothers, Benjamin Dick and John Wiggins; a niece, A-Ja Jones; and his fiancee, Kim Long. 

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, Berkley, by Minister G.R. McPherson. Cremation will follow. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
 

Florence Madge Gilpin
CHESAPEAKE -- Florence Madge Gilpin, 76, of the 700 block of Aquila Drive, died Feb. 28, 2002, in Chesapeake. 

Mrs. Gilpin was a native of Pax, W.Va. She was the widow of David Stanley Gilpin. 

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ann Gilpin of Chesapeake and Deborah Gay Gilpin of Aberdeen, Md. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory, may be made to the First Baptist Church of Norfolk. Mrs. Gilpin was sent from the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel, to the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, Md., for funeral services and interment. 
 

Joseph L. Guerttman
CHESAPEAKE -- Joseph L. Guerttman, 67, of the 400 block of McCosh Drive, died Feb. 28, 2002, in his home. 

Mr. Guerttman was retired from the Navy after serving 20 years and also had 14 years with civil service as a cook at Norfolk Naval Base. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Loving Powell Guerttman and a brother, Jerry Guerttman of Iowa. 

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
 

Genevieve V. Clark
NORFOLK -- Genevieve V. Clark, 81, passed away Feb. 27, 2002, with her family by her side following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Veronica Lalis. Mrs. Clark was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She retired from the Virginia Employment Commission Claims Division. 

Mrs. Clark was predeceased by her husband, William Patrick Clark. She is survived by her children, Patricia C. Hall and husband David of Virginia Beach, Jerome F. Clark and wife Patti of Williamsburg and Christopher M. Clark and wife Frances of Midlothian; brother, Joseph J. Lalis of Sun City, Ariz.; sister, Helena Zuber of Danvers, Mass.; and grandchildren, Brian and John Hall, Kelly and Erin Clark and Katherine and Philip Worrell. 

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Brian M. Rafferty acting as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188. 
 

Thomas E. Dietrich
NORFOLK -- Thomas E. ``Ted'' Dietrich, 66, of the 200 block of College Cross, passed away on Feb. 28, 2002. He had been a real estate broker in the Tidewater area for many years associated with Charlie Falk Auto Corp. Born in Richmond, he was the son of the late Dorothy Walshe Dietrich and Dallas R. Dietrich. 

Ted was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Richmond and the University of Richmond. Following his graduation, he went to work for Texaco where he served as a district sales manager from 1959 until 1972. After that time, he also held management positions with Allied Towing Corp., J. Henry Holland Co., and the Harding Company. He was a member of the Town Point Club, was a former member of the Lions Club, the Cavalier Yacht and Country Club and the Masons. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, Norma Jean Dietrich; a daughter, D'Andrea D. Sullivan and her son, Barry, of Virginia Beach; a son, Thomas E. Dietrich Jr. and his wife, Regina Kaye and their sons, Dalton and Dallas of Anchorage, Alaska; a stepson, Joey Bryant and his wife, Annette and their children, Michael, Dustin and Jessica of Windsor, Va.; a sister, Peggy D. Shackelford and her husband, Robert, of Richmond; a son-in-law, Tom Sullivan; a niece and nephew; and many friends who will miss him dearly. 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for their loving care given to Ted during his long illness. 

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home by Dr. Hal G. Robbins. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today for visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.dmvobits.com/cox 
 

Evelyn E. Jacobs

NORFOLK -- Evelyn Elizabeth Jacobs, 93, of the 900 block of Marietta Ave., died Feb. 27, 2002, in Norfolk Healthcare Center. 

Born in Norfolk, she was a member of Saint John's AME Church, Norfolk, the Lay Organization, Nannie C. Phelps WMS, the Happy Hands and the Bereavement Food Committee. 

Survivors include her sister, Dorothea Gray; a brother-in-law, John Gray; nieces, Ernestine Gray, Sandra W. Wilson, Valerie Cannon, Kimberlee Wilson; nephews, John A. Gray Sr., James Wilson, Christopher J. Wilson, John A. Gray Jr.; a great-niece, a great-nephew and several cousins. 

A funeral will be held at noon Monday in Hale Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 
 

Dorothea S. Jones
NORFOLK -- Dorothea Scruggs Jones, 58, of the 2600 block of Llewellyn Ave., died Feb. 26, 2002, in a local hospital. 

A native of Gilbertsville, Ky., Mrs. Jones was a retired administrator with Norfolk State University. 

She is survived by two sons, Marcus Jones of Newport News and Michael Jones of Norfolk; four grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. 

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Norfolk Apostolic Church by the Rev. Michael G. Blankenship. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Sheneil D. Jones
NORFOLK -- Sheneil D. Jones, 19, of 1200 block of Hanson Ave., died Feb. 24, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Born in Norfolk, she was single and a firewatcher for Metro Shipyard. 

Survivors include two daughters, Carriana Jones and Brittany Branch, both of Portsmouth; a son, Zion Jones of Norfolk; her mother, Cynthia Jones and father, Dwayne Grimes, both of Norfolk; five sisters, Kywana Jones, Kishelle Jones, Shonta Jones, Desheca Rogers and Rashia Barnes, all of Norfolk; four brothers, Terry Jones, Devin Jones, Ernest Jones, Nicholaus Jones, all of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends; and a special friend, Donye Elliott. She was predeceased by a grandmother, Carrie Belle Jones and grandfather, Ernest Lee Jones Sr. 

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1100 Church St., Norfolk, by Bishop C.V. Russell. The family will receive relatives and friends for remembrance and visitation Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. 
 

Bruce W. Noss Jr.
NORFOLK -- Bruce W. Noss Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2002. He was born on Jan. 29, 1977, in Pennsylvania. Bruce was a member of WillowWood Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Tidewater Community College, Class of 2001, where he received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in CAD Drafting-Architectural Drafting. He was a lifelong resident of Virginia. 

Bruce was the only child of Valerie and Bruce W. Noss Sr. He is survived by many relatives in Pennsylvania and Florida. 

A memorial service was held in Virginia Beach and funeral services were held in Pennsylvania, followed by interment in his native state which he loved. 

Bruce fought a valiant battle against cancer, and the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
 

Dorothy E. Pounds
NORFOLK -- Dorothy Evelyn Pounds, 82, died Feb. 27, 2002, in a local hospital. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and was the widow of James Roy Pounds. She was a member of the Norfolk Chapter No. 157 Women of the Moose. 

She is survived by a son, James Robert Pounds of Norfolk; a sister, Bobbie White of Dothan, Ala.; three nieces, Emma-Jo Staton of Flat Rock, N.C., Barbara Teberg of Gilbert, S.C., and Margaret Waldron of Lomita, Calif.; a nephew, Jimmy Russell of Cedartown, Ga.; numerous grand nieces, grand nephews, great-grand nieces and -nephews. 

A memorial service with Moose rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Braswell. Burial will follow at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. 
 

Frances M. Smith
NORFOLK -- Frances Meredith Smith, 72, died Feb. 19, 2002, in Norfolk. 

Mrs. Smith was born on March 17, 1929, in Norfolk. She was married for 20 years before her marriage terminated in divorce and returned to Norfolk in 1968. She was an artist and was known locally for her work in pen and ink drawings of ships and Norfolk landmarks. 

She is survived by four children and three grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, at 1 p.m. Monday. 
 

Pearl Annie Thompson
PORTSMOUTH -- Pearl Annie Thompson, 84, died Feb. 28, 2002, in a Portsmouth hospital. 

A native of Savannah, N.C., she was the widow of James E. Thompson. 

She is survived by five children, Wayne Thompson, Pat Thompson, Wanda Clarke, Martha Renna and Thomas Thompson, all of Portsmouth; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Pastor Frank Carter. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and other times at 72 Gillis Road, Portsmouth. 
 

Esther B. Stovall

NORFOLK -- Esther Hoffler Barrom Stovall, a resident of Norfolk her entire life, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2002. 

Esther loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was blessed with two wonderful and loving husbands. F.M. ``Red'' Barrom who owned Barrom's Texaco and then Barrom's Shell service center next to Old Dominion University where they made many friends and befriended many students who where short on funds and needed gas or auto repairs. 

Following Red's death, Esther married a longtime friend, Hugh Stovall who was the retired Clerk of the Courts for the City of Norfolk. Esther and Hugh enjoyed a close circle of friends, a full social life and enjoyed dining out, especially at the Harbor Club. After Hugh's death, Esther still enjoyed an active social life but most of all she took great pleasure in the company of her sisters, nieces, nephews, many friends and neighbors in Holly Briar Point, especially the Kovach's. 

Esther was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Annie Hoffler; sisters, Nellie Bashara and Margaret Wright; brothers, Thomas Hoffler Sr. and William ``Bootie'' Hoffler. 

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Herb Newman of Hampton; nieces, Mary Ann Dye of Virginia Beach, Jackie Johnson of Venice, Fla., Carol Sumner of Williamsburg and Linda Williamson of Richmond; nephews, Charles V. Bashara and Thomas Hoffler Jr., both of Norfolk, and Kenneth Newman of Hampton; and stepsons, H. Landis Stovall of Churchland, Donald Stovall of Tampa, Fla., John Stovall of Hawaii; and many other loving relatives and her companion, Olan Cammon and her close friend, Maggie Cogdell. 

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Norfolk chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. by Father John J. Dorgan. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

The family wishes to thank the many health care professionals who treated Esther during her illness, especially those at DePaul and Lake Taylor hospitals who cared for her with great compassion and dignity. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. 
 

Lois W. Vinson
NORFOLK -- Lois W. Vinson, 65, of the 1900 block of Greenleaf Drive, died Feb. 21, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Born in Murfreesboro, N.C., she was a housekeeper for Mrs. Thorthon. 

Survivors include a daughter, Beverley Vinson of Norfolk; a son, Reginald Vinson of Washington, D.C.; her mother, Rebbecca Williams of Murfreesboro, N.C.; a brother, Rudolph Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; six grandchildren, Monica Johnson, Tommie Boose, Tanicka Vinson, Crystal Vinson, Jewel Tynes and Diamond Vinson; seven great-grandchildren, Kaisha Johnson, Kawon Vinson, LaShavery Johnson, Jaelyn Williams, Keyon Watson, Linda Johnson and Kaleb Watson; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Vinson. She was predeceased by her father, Wesley Williams. 

A funeral will be conducted at noon today in Hale Funeral Home. 
 

James C. Walker
PORTSMOUTH -- James Carney Walker, 62, died Feb. 28, 2002. He was a native of Portsmouth, a member of Berea Congregational Christian Church and a retired banker with Bank of America formerly NationsBank. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Peggy Walker; two daughters, Lori Durham and husband Donald of Morehead City, N.C., and Otey Anne Arnold and husband Rick of Suffolk; son, Gary Kent Walker of Chesapeake; a brother, Gary Frank Walker and wife Beverly of Merrimack, N.H.; and six grandchildren. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by Chaplain Deb Jenkins, with burial in Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice or Pilot International Corp. 
 

John H. Wilson Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- The Rev. John H. Wilson Jr., 78, died Feb. 27, 2002, in Autumn Care of Portsmouth. 

Born in Kingstree, S.C., he was the widower of Susana Wilson and retired as a foreman after more than 50 years with Vico Construction. He was a pastor of Mount Zinia Holiness Church, Portsmouth. 

Survivors include a daughter, Delores Bell of Portsmouth; a son, Charles H. Wilson of Portsmouth; three sisters; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends, and a special niece, Eva Wilson of Chesapeake. 

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Mount Zinia Holiness Church, 1023 Wilcox Ave., Portsmouth, by Bishop Kenneth Walker. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. today. 
 

Mary M. Butt
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Elizabeth Miller Butt, ``Liz,'' 75, died March 1, 2002. 

She was born in Roanoke, Va., May 31, 1926. She was the daughter of the late George R. Miller and Frances Tapley Miller and was the widow of James Edward Butt. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Lewis Gale Hospital School of Nursing. 

She previously resided in Lynchburg, Va., was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was retired from the Health Center at Randolph Macon Womans College. 

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy H. Angstman and husband Clifford of Charlotte, N.C., and Carol B. Scott and husband Norvell of Virginia Beach. She was the loving grandmother of Robert James Harvey, Brandon James Scott and Mary Lauren Scott. 

A memorial service will be held at Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, at 2 p.m. Sunday. A memorial graveside service will be held Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. 
 

Morris Fletcher
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Morris Fletcher died Feb. 28, 2002. Burial will be private. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Robert E. Gray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Robert E. Gray, 86, died Feb. 28, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Norfolk and was the widower of Margaret Mildred Gray, his wife of 50 years. He was the retired founder and owner of Pyramid Body Works from 1948 to 1980. He was a member of Elizabeth River Baptist Church, an avid golfer and bowler. 

He was the youngest of six children, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Odd Fellows. He is survived by six children, Richard Gray, Jeffrey Gray, Sidney Gray, Sandra Smith, Ellen Summerell and Robert Gray Jr.; and 17 grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Elizabeth River Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Cook officiating, burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. 
 

Barbara J. Keith
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Barbara J. Keith, 61, of the 1100 block of Tibbetstown Court, died Feb. 27, 2002, in a local hospital. She was born in Denver, Colo. 

Survivors include her husband, Jerry A. Keith Sr.; a daughter, Rebecca Anne Ortiz of Iceland; a son, Jerry A. Keith Jr. of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Carla Ortiz and Reanna Ortiz, both of Iceland; a grandson, Nicholas A. Keith of Virginia Beach. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. A graveside service will be in Quantico National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7. 
 

Michael P. Jaecks
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy MMCM (SW) Michael Paul Jaecks, 47, died March 1, 2002, in his home. 

Born in Baltimore, Md., to the late Norbert and Catherine Jaecks, he was a retired master chief machinist mate with the U.S. Navy. He served during Vietnam, Beirut and the Gulf War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 99. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy Jaecks; five children, Rhonda Madsen of Toledo, Ohio, Traci Gowdy of Effingham, S.C., Rebecca Beamer of Chesapeake, Anthony Jaecks of Norfolk and Joshua Jaecks of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Brandon, Julia, Bryanna, Nikholas, Elisabeth and Aleyna; three sisters and a brother, Linda Jaecks, Barbara Garrett, Susan UmHoltz and Harry Jaecks. 

A memorial service with full military honors will be held in Avalon Hills Bible Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Dr. David Rieke officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, 1917 Arctic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 or Avalon Hills Bible Church, 5728 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyer.com 
 

Nancy J. Simmons
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancy J. Simmons of the 5000 block of Indian River Road died Feb. 27, 2002. 

Survivors include a sister, Essie Cherry; two grandchildren, Robert L. Jones and Fannie Jones; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in The Upper Room by Elder Wilmer Burden with burial in Colonial Grove Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Elda K. Wirey
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elda K. Wirey, 64, of the 500 block of Windsor Gate Road, and formerly of Indianapolis, died March 1, 2002, in a local hospital. 

A native of New Castle, Ind., Mrs. Wirey was retired from Lau Industries in Indianapolis. She was a member of Calvary Temple of Indianapolis. 

Mrs. Wirey is survived by two daughters, Anita Gootee and husband Robert of Indianapolis and Julie Sullivan and husband John of Virginia Beach; four sons, Michael Wirey and wife Melinda of Greenfield, Ind., Steven Wirey and wife Lori of Indianapolis, Richard Wirey of Austin, Texas, and Eric Wirey of Indianapolis; a brother, the Rev. Jack L. McIntosh; and a sister, Louise Underwood; 16 grandchildren, Sabrina, Tony, Kenny, Terri Jo, Misty, Joshua, Nikki, Krystal, Ashley, Courtney, Denicia, Dawson, Dawna, Junior, Nathan, Shawn and Brianna; two great-grandchildren, Travis and Kaesyn. She was predeceased by a great-grandchild, Nicholas, and a sister, Regina Estes. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Jack L. McIntosh. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, No. 20 Koger Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502. 
 

Joseph A. Harris Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Joseph ``Bubba'' Alpha Harris Sr., 72, of the 1600 block of Copeland Road, died March 1, 2002, in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and to the rest of his loving family and friends, he was a great mentor. 

A native of Little Washington, N.C., he was the son of the late John McDonald Harris and Nancy Jane Harris. He was also predeceased by four sisters and four brothers. He tutored and judged papers for young inspired writers for Suffolk public schools, he was the owner of Poetry in Motion, which has a website on the internet, and was also a true NASCAR enthusiast and fan. Mr. Harris retired as a carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Ann Marie Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley H. Brown, Donna H. and Ronnie Winslow and Cheryl H. and Russell Keith, all of Suffolk; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph A. Harris Jr. and Betty Jo Harris, Barry V. and fiancee Phyllis Diane Ashley, John M. and Laurie A. Harris, all of Suffolk; grandchildren, Forrest K. Brown Jr., Tiffany Lester, Mary Wilkins, Deborah Owens, Patricia Aragon, Ronnie Winslow Jr., Michael Winslow, Russell Jr., Kristel and Cheyenne Keith, and J.T. Harris; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Nancy Lewandowski of Dunkirk, N.Y., Sally Harris of Covington, Va., Jane Burham of Covington and Edna Foster of Albuquerque, N.M. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Newman Memorial Cemetery, Chuckatuck, Va., by the Rev. David Jendrey. Friends may join the family Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Harrell and Hill Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Contributions may be made to the Tidewater Lost Chord, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. 
 

Doris E. Sebrell
SUFFOLK -- Doris E. Sebrell, 79, of the 300 block of Loblolly Court, died Feb. 28, 2002, in a Portsmouth hospital. 

A native of Menola, N.C., she graduated from King's Daughters School of Nursing and retired as a registered nurse from Portsmouth General Hospital. She was a member of Churchland Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, Robert P. Sebrell; two daughters, Sherry S. Parker and husband the Rev. Philip of Suffolk and Lynn S. Woody and husband Joseph W. IV of Chesterfield, Va.; a sister, Hilda Drake of Newsoms, Va.; a brother, Edwin Brett of Murfreesboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Joy Watkins, Timothy Parker, Kelly Woody and J.W. Woody. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Churchland Baptist Church by the Rev. Lawrence Coleman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Churchland Baptist Church. 
 

Lena P. Branch
FRANKLIN -- Lena Bell Parker Branch, 83, of the 100 block of Holland Trace, died Feb. 26, 2002, in Southampton Memorial Hospital. 

``Bell,'' as she was affectionately known, was born in Capron, Southampton County, Va., was a widow and retired from domestic work. She was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Newsoms, Va., where she was a deaconess and member of its Missionary Society, Burial League, Senior Choir, White Chrysanthemum Flower Club and Sunday School. 

She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert Murphy and Joe D. Branch; and her parents, Nannie Sue Parker and Littleton Parker I. She is survived by two daughters, Verdell Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio, Florine Deloatch of Richmond, Va.; five sons, Raymond Parker and Lloyd C. Murphy of Newsoms, Booker T. Murphy of Hillsboro, N.C., Willie Murphy of Bridgeport, Conn., and James Murphy of Port Chester, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia Trotman of Franklin; two brothers, Littleton Parker II and Henry Parker of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; and a special devoted friend, Richard Mabry. 

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Newsoms, by the Rev. Jeremiah Cole. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery, Franklin. Elvin Vaughan's Funeral Home, 1717 South St., Franklin, is in charge. 
 

Virginia F. Futrell
CAPRON -- Virginia Fuller Futrell, 75, died March 1, 2002, in Franklin. A lifelong resident of Southampton County, she was the youngest of six children of the late James Henry and Lucy Beale Fuller. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Futrell, she worked for 10 years at the W.W. White Hardware Co. in Boykins. Mrs. Futrell was a homemaker whose life was her home and family. She was a member of the Boykins Baptist Church and its Ruth Bible Class. 

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James Wilson Futrell; a son, James Wilson Futrell Jr. of Danville; and a brother, Earl W. Fuller of Boykins. She was predeceased by three sisters, Annie Ruth Fuller, Daisy Edwards and Violet Bryant; a brother, Henry Fuller; and an infant sibling. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, by the Rev. Raymond Bunn. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins. The family will receive friends today at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. 
 

Belle Salmon
SMITHFIELD -- Sarah Belle Holland Salmon, 70, of Mount Holly Creek Lane, died Feb. 28, 2002, in her home. A native of Chowan County, N.C., she retired from Rich's Supermarket, was a member of Smithfield Christian Church and was a charter member of Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad. 

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Salmon; two sons, J. Roger Holland Jr. and wife Diane and Ronnie R. Holland and wife Sally, all of Smithfield; a sister, Mary E. Bissette of Edenton, N.C.; two brothers, Fred A. White Jr. of Tyner, N.C., and Jack A. White of Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Amy, Beth, Lynette, Eric, Adam, Caleb and Ken; and a great-grandchild, Heather. 

A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by Minister Ivan Mounts. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad. 
 

George F. Crowther
CHINCOTEAGUE -- George Franklin Crowther, 84, died Feb. 28, 2002. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union Baptist Church. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Daniel V. Killmon
BLOXOM -- Daniel Vinston Killmon, 84, of the 15200 block of Back St., died Feb. 28, 2002. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Parksley Cemetery. Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, is in charge. 
 

Woodrow R. Mitchell
ONANCOCK -- Woodrow R. Mitchell, 78, died Feb. 22, 2002. A funeral will be today at 3 p.m. at St. Luke AME Church, Daugherty. Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, is in charge. 
 

Lois Jean Ullman
ONANOCK -- Lois Jean Ullman, 68, died Feb. 28, 2002. A private service will be held at a later date. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge. 
 

Oswald S. Austin
POPLAR BRANCH -- Oswald Spencer Austin, 85, of the 6000 block of Caratoke Highway, died March 1, 2002, in Waterlily. 

He was born in Keeper's House at the Corolla Light House in Currituck County, N.C., son of the late Pell B. and Lela Hayman Austin and was the husband of Grace Miller Austin. He was a retired automotive inspector for the federal government at Little Creek and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a USS Gregory survivor. 

Besides his wife, Mr. Austin is survived by a daughter, Beth Childers of Coinjock, N.C.; three sons, Donald S. Austin of Knotts Island, N.C., Gary S. Austin of Grandy, N.C., and Michael D. Austin of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Grace Meade of Virginia Beach and Alma Everett and Louise Austin, both of Poplar Branch; four brothers, Harry Austin of Shiloh, N.C., Milfred Austin of Poplar Branch, Warren Austin of Barco, N.C., and Gene Austin of Corolla, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Wendy Burgett, Spencer Austin, Pam Younger, Stephen Childers, Amy Childers, Christopher Austin and Bryan Austin; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Burgett, Shane Burgett and Austin Younger. He was predeceased by three brothers, Wilbur Austin, Edgar Austin and Clarence Austin; and a grandson, Daniel Austin. 

A graveside service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Lori Bartley. Military honors will be conducted by the William Clarence Jackson Post 6060 of VFW. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and other times at the residence of Beth and John Childers, 1375 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, N.C. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Grace Austin Library Fund at the Currituck County Public Library, 4261 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC 27917 or the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Attention: J.P. McCann, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, P.O. Box 502, Corolla, NC 27927. 
 

Nellie S. Lane
ELIZABETH CITY -- Nellie Meads Steeley Lane, 84, formerly of Meadstown Road, died Feb. 28, 2002. A funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel. 
 

Estelle M. Nash
HERTFORD -- Estelle Mae Nash, 79, of the 100 block of Maple St., died Feb. 27, 2002. 

Mrs. Nash was born in Groton, Conn., and was predeceased by her parents, Ina Ryan Suphin Jernigan and Robert Jernigan. She held several offices with the Norfolk Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was a teacher of quilting and also a professional seamstress. 

Mrs. Nash is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Harvey Lee Nash Jr.; a son, Harvey L. Nash III and wife Lynn of Farmville, Va.; daughters, Brenda Mitchell and husband Donald of Hertford, Elizabeth Ball and husband Larry of Kingsport, Tenn., Sheila Lockamy and husband Ronald of Martinsville, VA.; her sister, Barbara Stanlake Temple of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her daughter, Joan Leslie Schlmeyer and her sister, Margie Bryant. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Lee, Sherri, Taylor, Robert, Shannon, Jonathan, George, John, Andy, Heather, Michelle, Josh, Matt, Heather and Aaron; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethel Community Volunteer Fire Department, Snug Harbor Road, Hertford, NC 27944. 
 

Ernest L. Peebles
WINDSOR -- A funeral for Ernest L. Peebles, 89, who died Feb. 25, 2002, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Saint Elmo Baptist Church in Windsor. Gilliam Funeral Home in charge. 
 

Jon C. Stephenson
JACKSON -- Jon Christopher Stephenson, 35, of Route 1, died Feb. 28, 2002, at his home. Jon graduated from Northampton-East High School and attended East Carolina University. He worked with his father and brother on the family farm. 

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Evelyn Allen Stephenson of Jackson; three brothers, Joey Stephenson, Jeff Stephenson and James Stephenson, all of Seaboard, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Lillie Rose Allen of Emporia, Va.; paternal grandmother, Anna E. Stephenson of Seaboard; uncles and aunts, Elliott and Lou Stephenson, Tommy and Nancy Stephenson, both of Seaboard, Jean S. Fulcher of New Bern, N.C., Shirley A. Everette of Emporia, Va., Georgia A. and Dan Stainback of Franklin, Va., Jean A. and Nathan Wright of White Plains, Va., and Earl Dean Allen of Emporia, Va.; and many cousins. 

A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church by the Rev. Keith Thomason and the Rev. Franklin Stansbury. Burial will follow at Seaboard Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the home of his parents. 

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, 3987 Mount Carmel Road, Jackson, NC 27845. 
 

Edmund F. Szajna
HERTFORD -- Edmund Francis Szajna, 78, of Pungo Drive, died Feb. 28, 2002. A memorial mass will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Edenton. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge. 

Garvin G. Todd
COLERAIN -- Garvin Glenn Todd, 85, of the 2900 block of Wakelon Road, died March 1, 2002, in the Durham VA Hospital. He was born in Bertie County Sept. 9, 1916, to the late John D. and Frances ``Fannie'' Hughes Todd. He was a member of Perrytown Assembly of God Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Todd served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. 

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Hoggard Todd; a daughter, Marilyn T. Bateman of Ayden, N.C.; sons, Greg Todd of Tarboro, N.C., Jeff Todd of Oak Island, N.C., and Keith Todd of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sisters, Reece T. Jordan of Portsmouth, Myrtle T. White of Windsor, N.C., and Icie T. Myers of Colerain; brothers, Archie Todd and Blackston Todd, both of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Perrytown Assembly of God by the Rev. David Baker and the Rev. Randy Pierce. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor. Memorial gifts may be made to his church, 928 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC 27932. 
 

Ava S. Vecchioni
KITTY HAWK -- Ava Spears Vecchioni, 69, of the 3800 block of Elijah Baum Road, died Feb. 12, 2002, at Albemarle Hospital. 

Mrs. Vecchioni was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Judson and Ella Joyner Spears and was the wife of Pietro ``Pete'' Vecchioni. She was a retired school teacher. 

Besides her husband, Mrs. Vecchioni is survived by two daughters, Katrina Blaine Wilcox of Glen Burnie, Md., Angela Marie Todd of Baltimore; a son, Edward Ross Wagner III of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Judy Ruckert of Timonium, Md.; her son and daughter, Shawn and Samantha Ruckert; five grandchildren, Rebecca Wagner, Ashley Wagner, Jo Anna Wagner, Amanda Blaine Edmonds and Donavan Todd; and a great-grandchild, Savannah Blaine Edmonds. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Drive, Colington Island. Memorial donations may be made to any humane society or the Disabled American Veterans. 

Information furnished by Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City. 
 

Jonas Webster
CHARLOTTE -- Jonas Webster, 90, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2002, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was a longtime resident of Norfolk until 2000 when he relocated to Charlotte with family because of failing health. Mr. Webster retired from Local 1248 on the International Longshoreman Association in Norfolk in 1973. 

He was born to the late Joseph and Mary Webster in Princess Anne County. His wife, Lillie Mae Webster, predeceased him. He is survived by four sons, W. Reginald Mazingo (Roberta) and Paul Webster (Sandra) of Charlotte, N.C., Robert Webster of Norfolk and Jonas DeWitt Webster of State College, Pa.; a daughter, Patricia Cowan of Charlotte; two brothers, Samuel Webster of Norfolk and Simon Webster of Chesapeake; a sister, Pearl Person of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

A funeral will be held Monday at noon at New Mount Zion Church of God Holiness, 1042 Philpotts Road, Norfolk, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Graves Funeral Service, Norfolk, is in charge. 
 

Ernest L. White
SCOTLAND NECK -- Ernest Leon White, 78, of Guardian Care Nursing Home, died Feb. 27, 2002. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hertford County Undertakers Chapel. 
 

John E. Arthur Jr.
NEWPORT NEWS -- Retired U.S. Army Col. John Elliott Arthur Jr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 26 years and the mother of his children, Esther Austin Arthur; his parents, John E. III and Sara Daniels Arthur and his sister, Ruth Arthur Anderton. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; three daughters, Sharon Arthur Spencer and her spouse, retired U.S. Marine Corps Major C.W. Spencer, Catherine Arthur-MacDonald and her spouse, J. Alexander MacDonald, and Kim Arthur Pruden and her spouse, John (Jay) Pruden; two sons, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. John E. Arthur V. and his spouse, Jessie E. Arthur and Charles W. Arthur and his spouse, Diane K. Arthur; his brother, Charles Daniels Arthur and brother-in-law, James R. Austin. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Sara Spencer Sharratt, James and Colin MacDonald, Allison and John Arthur VI, Nichole, Emily and Austin Arthur and Ellen and Elizabeth Pruden, as a ``GREAT MAN''. Colonel Arthur was born in Reading, Pa., on Oct. 23, 1914. He had been a Hampton Roads resident since 1966. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and subsequently earned Masters of Art degrees from George Washington University in Government Administration and International Affairs. Col. Arthur was commissioned in 1937 as a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps, through the University of Pittsburgh ROTC program. He embarked upon a career in his nation's service that was to span three continents and 30 years, until his retirement in 1967. After a Battery Officers Course at Fort Monroe, he was assigned as the Battery Commander and Artillery Operations Officer, 99th Coast Artillery, US Forces Panama/Trinidad/Surinam. In 1943, he departed the West Indies for a brief assignment as a Gunnery Instructor and then Student Officer at the AAA School at Camp Davis, North Carolina. In 1945, Col. Arthur was assigned as the Assistant G2 (Intelligence), HQ, Tenth U.S. Army in Okinawa, Japan. He was a veteran of numerous World War II campaigns, and later served in General Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters as an Intelligence Staff Officer in Tokyo, Japan. On his return to the U.S., he went to the University of Delaware as an Assistant Professor of Military Science, prior to attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In 1953, Col. Arthur was transferred to Stuttgart, Germany to assume command of the 889th AAA Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, followed by the command of the 42nd AAA (SP) Battalion, 9th Infantry Division. He then became the ACofS, G1 for 9th Infantry Division. In 1957, Col. Arthur was assigned to the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, with a subsequent assignment to Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. He also served with the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Department of Defense Research and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1962, Col. Arthur proceeded to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, as a student at the U.S. Army War College. Upon completion, he was assigned as the Army Advisor to the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. Col. Arthur's final military command was as the area Defense Commander, Hampton Roads Army Air Defense (Nike Hercules) Command, 35th Artillery Brigade (AD), Norfolk. In his 30 years of service to the nation, Colonel Arthur had served five overseas assignments and his decorations included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, and the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant. Upon his retirement from active duty, Col. Arthur spent 10 years with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company as a military contract administrator. An avid historian, he served on the Board of Directors and was past president of the Casemate Museum Foundation; liaison and past treasurer of the Fort Monroe Historical and Archaeological Society; and he was a former docent of the Casemate Museum. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Centurion, Fort Monroe, on Monday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe or the Riverside Regional Medical Center Hospice Program in recognition of our caregivers. The family will receive visitors at home on Sunday, March 3, between 7 and 9 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. 

Wilbur D. Harrell
HAMPTON -- Wilbur David Harrell, 71, died Feb. 28, 2002, in Riverside Nursing Home in Hampton. Mr. Harrell was the son of the late Lonie Evans and Isaac Lester Harrell. He was a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his son, Edward David Harrell; three sisters, Hilda Goodwin of Edenton, Shirley Platts and her husband, Paul, of Edenton, and Marjorie Privott and her husband, Joe, of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Gerald L. Harrell of Fayetteville, N.C., Gene W. Harrell and his wife, Di Ann of Cleveland, Tenn. 

A celebration of Mr. Harrell's life will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Evans Funerals and Cremations. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Hilda Goodwin on Chambers Ferry Road. 
 

Polly B. Blackford
RINER -- Polly Baldwin Blackford passed away Feb. 27, 2002, at her home at Camp Carysbrook in Riner, Va. She was born April 2, 1910, in Norfolk. 

She was one of the original campers at Camp Carysbrook, the first girls' camp in Virginia. She graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia. 

On Dec. 26, 1936, she married Frank Robertson Blackford who was a journalist for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot until his retirement. Mr. Blackford is also deceased. 

Polly studied painting with Charles Sibley and exhibited her work in the Norfolk area. Recently, her work had been available at Miller Off Main in Blacksburg. 

A memorial service will be held in May. Contact Mullins Funeral Home in Radford for further information. 
 

Jo Ann Hamlet
LYNCHBURG -- A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, for Jo Ann Hamlet. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, (434) 239-2405, is in charge. 
 

James M. Bowers
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- James M. ``Mike'' Bowers, 63, died in Kentucky Feb. 28, 2002. He was a member of the Seafarers Union and served in the Air Force as sports reporter. 

Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Linda H. Bowers of Suffolk; two brothers, Jack D. Bowers of Portsmouth and Kirk Wood of Alabama; a sister, Mildred Jose of Florida; a foster sister, Judy Querry of Portsmouth; two sons, Landy Bowers Stovall of West Virginia and Tommy Bowers of Portsmouth; his daughter, Melinda K. Bowers of Nags Head, N.C.; four grandsons, Landy Michael, T.J., Troy and Trevor; and his lifelong friend, Shirley Hobbs. 

The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and the funeral will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Following the service, the family will be at 508 Nottingham Road, Portsmouth. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Memorial Fund of James M. Bowers, c/o Wachovia Bank, North Carolina Account. The family would like to thank Mary Price of FAMM and Phil Inglima for all their efforts. 
 

Michael C. Herbert
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Michael Carlton Herbert left us on Feb. 27, 2002, at 41 years old in North Charleston, S.C. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Gina; daughter, MiKayla; mother, Vivian Clark; stepfather, Carroll Clark; three sisters; a brother and a host of relatives and friends. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Providence Evangelical Friends Church, Providence Road, Virginia Beach. Following the service the family will receive visitors at Michael's sister's house, 3144 Niagara Way, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his daughter's account c/o V. Jenkins at Essex Savings Bank, 410 N. Center Drive, Norfolk VA 23502. 
 

Lucy C. Lee
EGG HARBOR, N.J. -- Lucy C. Lee, 89, died Feb. 26, 2002, in Greenbrier Health Care Center, Hammonton, N.J. 

Born in Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Lee was a resident of Norfolk where she owned and operated a beauty salon for many years until moving to Philadelphia, Pa. While living in Norfolk, she was an active member of New Calvary Baptist Church and as a Queen Ester, Order of the Eastern Star. 

She was predeceased by her husband, William Lee. She is survived by her loving sister, Jessie C. Marshall of Egg Harbor, N.J.; niece and nephew, Jean and Charles Somerville; great-niece and -nephew, Kimberly and Eric Somerville, all of Columbia, Md.; a first cousin, Lois W. Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of friends. 

Mrs. Lee will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Graves Funeral Home, 1631 Church St., Norfolk. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. Additional services are being held today at St. Luke AME Church, Egg Harbor, under the direction of Greenidge Funeral Home, Atlantic City, N.J. 
 

Robert E. Pick Jr.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Robert Eugene Pick Jr., 49, passed away Feb. 2, 2002, after a long illness. Born and raised in Norfolk, he had lived in Yuma, Ariz., for 10 years. He was predeceased by his parents and is survived by two sisters, Patricia A. Basnight and Darlene C. Pick, both of Norfolk; and a brother, Frederick D. Crouse of Moyock, N.C. 


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