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|Ethel B. DeMark
CHESAPEAKE -- Ethel Bass DeMark, 90, of 110 Goldcrest Drive, died Dec. 1, 1998, at home.
She was a lifetime member of the Tanglewood Garden Club and the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association. At her death, she was the senior member of the tribe. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her son, Charles and his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Frances Stephens and Mildred Whitaker; six grandchildren, Michael and William DeMark, Leigh Ann Godeniz, Bradley and Gregory Stephens, and John Kelly; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown
Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial
Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Minnie J. Mims
``Aunt Minnie,'' as she was affectionately known, was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mims, formerly of Raleigh, N.C. She leaves to celebrate her life her only sister, Pinky Jackson Hankieson of Chesapeake; her two adopted grandchildren, Dane Harris and Nicole Harris, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; her niece, whom she assisted in raising, Dorothy Waters of Norfolk, and other nieces, Josephine Jones of Portsmouth, Helen Harrell, Agnes Copeland and Pinky Shorter, all of Chesapeake, and Daisy Mae Luther of Washington, D.C.; and her nephews, Johnny Tillman of Columbia, S.C., Lewis Jackson Jr. of Washington, D.C., Floyd Jackson of Maryland, Theodore Hankieson Jr. and Cleo Hankieson, both of Chesapeake. She also leaves a host of great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Temple Pentecostal Church
of God at 2 p.m. Friday where Bishop James D. Brinkley is the officiating
pastor. Burial will be in the Copeland Family Cemetery, St. Julian Creek,
Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at
10 a.m. Friday. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
The family will gather at 1925 Robert Hall Blvd., Apt. 7102, Chesapeake.
Bessie L. Norman
Mrs. Norman was a dietitian for the Chesapeake School System. She was a member of Gabriel Chapel AMEZ Church.
Mrs. Norman is survived by five daughters, Peggy Eason, Florida Daniel, Lena Norman, Sandy Lawrence and Bessie L. Norman, all of Chesapeake; six sons, Walter J. Norman Jr. and Calvin Norman, both of Chesapeake, Charles Norman of West Germany, Rick Norman of Chesapeake, Kent Norman of California and Jerry Norman of Norfolk; her father, Robert Lee Cuffee of Chesapeake; one brother, Robert M. Cuffee of Chesapeake; three sisters, Mamie Cuffee of Chesapeake, Marilyn Christian of Virginia Beach and Marie Lewis of Chesapeake; 27 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gabriel Chapel AMEZ
Church. Burial will be in St. Luke Church Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.
He was a retired maintenance of Way, section foreman for Norfolk Portsmouth Beltline Railroad. He was the widower of Evelyn M. Radford and a member of Alexander Baptist Church, the Fishers of Men Bible Class and Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 26 of Chesapeake. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda G. Radford and Jackie Radford; a son, Wayne Radford; a stepson, Donald Nethery; a half sister, Mary Bass; a half brother, Roland Radford; two grandchildren, Tanya Radford and Tracy Kancz; a great-granddaughter; three sisters-in-law, Gracy Mays, Nina Nethery and Louise Radford; a brother-in-law, Lonnie Stephenson; a number of nieces and nephews; and some very dear and loving neighbors and friends.
A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Archie Corbin and the Rev. John
Burr at 2 p.m. Friday in Alexander Baptist Church with visitation beginning
at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Loving Funeral
Home, Churchland, is in charge. Memorial contributions may be sent to Alexander
Elbert W. Rowland
Mr. Rowland was a carpenter working in the residential and commercial markets. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the widower of Mrs. Lula Maude Rowland.
Mr. Rowland is survived by his daughter, Mattie Vaughn of Moyock, N.C.; one sister, Lucie Burnell of Altavista, Va.; one brother, Marvin Rowland of Garrett, Va.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. His daughter, Nannie Sculthorpe, preceded him in death.
There will be a funeral service Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Temple
with the Rev. Clark Mahoney officiating. The family will receive friends
today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Great
Ethel M. Anderson
Brian K. Hobbs
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Maury High School and was employed as a welder at American Steel for five years.
He is survived by his wife, Catres A.C. Hobbs; his mother, Ernestine Hobbs; his father, William Hobbs; a sister, Benicia K. Hobbs; grandparents, William D. and Lossie H. Johnson; an aunt, LaVerne Johnson; an uncle, Myrvin Hagans; cousins, Eurvey and Samarrii Johnson, and Rhonda White; and a host of other uncles, aunts and cousins.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Norfolk Deliverance Center.
Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is
Marie H. Nelson
She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Anderson of Chesapeake and Bernice Johnson of Norfolk; and a son, Joseph C. Brown of New York City.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at New Mt. Herman Baptist Church
by the Rev. Steven Lewis. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The
family will assemble at 914 Albert Ave. Graves Funeral Home is handling
Richard L. Strong
Mr. Strong was born in Norfolk and was the son of the late William C. Strong Jr. and Rosalie Henderson Strong. He was a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.
Survivors include a two nephews, William C. Strong IV, and his wife, Louise Strong, Warren A. Strong; and a great-nephew, William C. Strong V, all of Virginia Beach.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn
Cemetery by the Rev. Ted James. The family will receive friends from 6
to 7 p.m. today at the home of William C. Strong, 1916 Longbridge Lane,
Virginia Beach. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling
Rebecca B. Thompson
She was born in Pittsylvania County, Va., and was predeceased by her parents, Tob and Lillie Bowman, her husband, Charlie M. Thompson, her son, attorney Willie E. Thompson, her brother, James ``Sonny'' Bowman, and six sisters. Mrs. Thompson retired after 28 years as a self-employed barber at Goody Goody Barber Shop on Church Street in Norfolk. She was a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Blairs, Va., and she attended Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ringgold, Va.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by three sons, Junius L. Thompson and his wife, Ethel, of Chesapeake, Charlie R. Thompson of Norfolk and Joseph H. Thompson and his wife, Shirley, of Washington, D.C.; an adopted son, Chester Waller Sr. of New Orleans, La.; four sisters, Lillie B. Woodson, Juanita B. Loveless, Ruth B. Gunn and Inez B. Wallen of Danville, Va.; brother-in-law, Gus Thompson; two sisters-in-law, Hattie Thompson and Louvinia T. Wide of Trenton, N.J.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church,
Blairs, Va., by the Rev. Ralph B. Cypress. Burial will be in Danville National
Cemetery. Viewing will begin today at 10 a.m. and the wake service will
be from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.
Miles B. Williams
He is survived by his mother, Veronica L. Williams; his father, Steve Hawkins; a sister, Shamera L. Williams; a brother, Dequan L. Williams; grandparents, Cecelia and Rudolph Williams and Lois Hawkins; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery,
Norfolk, by Pastor Miles Mercer. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.
Patrick C. Agnor Sr.
He was a native of Rockbridge County, Va., and was a retired mechanic with Al Rudd Used Auto Parts. He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Marcellas Agnor; a son, Patrick Agnor Jr.; a brother, Vernon Agnor; and a sister, Connie White.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Garth, and son, Raymond Agnor, both of Portsmouth; six sisters, Marie Hudgins of Yorktown, Jean Lyons of Gloucester, Va., Lucy Jastrebsky and Ann Jones, both of Chesapeake, Sandy Yeamans of Alexandria, Va., and Faye Darden of Hampton; four brothers, Kenneth Agnor and Wayne Agnor, both of Chesapeake, Jerry Agnor of Massachusetts and Michael Agnor of Florida; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home,
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. John Burr. Burial will be in Olive
Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today
at the funeral home.
Michael D. Blackwell
Born in Norfolk County, she was a retired nurse from Green Point Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen E. Allen; a son, Charles L. Brown, both of Chesapeake; her mother, Emmaline J. Smith; a sister, Edna J. Roberts; two brothers, Arthur L. Smith and Lawrence Wright, all of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home by
the Rev. Horace S. Allen. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family
will assemble at the residence.
She is survived by four daughters, Catherine Gray, Patricia Pope, Theressa Williams and Linda Gray; a son, Haywood L. Gray Jr., all of Portsmouth; two sisters, Eugena Reed of Portsmouth and Unis Daughtry of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Joseph Daughtry and Daniel Daughtry, both of Boston, and Robert Daughtry of Portsmouth; six grandchildren, Linwood Gray, Juwan Pope, Tijuna Williams, Maresa Williams, Damium Williams and Corey Faulk; a great-grandchild, Titiana Gray, all of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel
with Dr. T. Melvin Steele officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.
Viewing will begin today from noon to 8 p.m. A wake service will be today
from 7 to 8 p.m. Family and friends will assemble at 3630 Elliott Ave.
for the procession to the funeral home.
James E. Mayo
A native of Bradenton, Fla., he retired from the Navy after 30 years of faithful service with the rank of chief petty officer. He was a member of Task Force 16 escort group for the famous ``Doo Little Raid.''
He was an enthusiastic patron of the arts and an avid railroad fan and model-builder. He was a member of Chesapeake Bay Railroaders, the American Legion, and several other associations of Naval veterans.
Widower of Fae Johnson Mayo, he was predeceased by their youngest son, Michael. He is survived by a son, David; a daughter, Janet; his daughter-in-law, Joyce; four grandchildren, Meigan, Heather, Zachary and Alison; and a niece Vicki.
He was a loving and devoted father and husband as well as a kind and generous provider. His memory will be cherished by all who were blessed to know him.
Services will be held at a later date in Georgia.
Mason M. Moton Sr.
Krista R. Schubert
Besides her parents, Rainey is survived by two brothers, James R. ``Jay'' Schubert Jr. and Benjamin Daniel Schubert, both of Virginia Beach; grandparents, Judy and Gerald Eastman of New Ulm, Minn., and Lois and William Schubert of Bihalia, Miss.; great-grandparents, Helen and Garrett ``Bud'' Sumner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
She touched many lives during her short life and brought great joy to her family and loved ones. She will be greatly missed, but we believe that God has received her into his glory and will console us in our grief.
The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic
Church, followed by a Mass of the Angels at 6 p.m. Father Timothy D. Hogan
will officiate. Interment will be in Minnesota. Altmeyer Funeral Home,
Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.
Amos E. Humphrey
William P. Cartwright Jr.
James A. Hetrick
Mabel C. Mitchell
Born in Virginia, she was the retired owner of a storm window and door sales business. She was a Baptist and is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ahoskie Cemetery. The
family will be at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 7 to 8 p.m. today
and will assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to services.
Shelby J. Newton
Mrs. Newton is survived by her husband, Larry E. Newton; three sons, Larry L. Newton of Annapolis, Md., Chad E. Newton of Portsmouth and Dwayne A. Newton of Grandy; three sisters, Barbara Jones of Nakina, June Franklin of Chesapeake, and Gloria Sauage of Virginia; one brother, John Whittington of Chesterfield, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Princess Anne
Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Michael Jordan officiating.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Twiford Colonial
Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake.
Rona M. Drucker
She is survived by her husband, Erwin Drucker of the Drucker & Falk real estate firm. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy C. Drucker and Michael R. Piercy, and their children, Evan and Nicole Drucker Piercy; as well as by her son and daughter-in-law, David E.M. Drucker and Lynn L. Atkinson, and their children, Natalie and Adam Atkinson Drucker. Other survivors include her mother, Mrs. Milton N. Mound; her sister, Mrs. Stanley W. Drucker; and a large group of extended family and friends.
She was very active in civic and private charitable works. She was a founder of the Riverside Hospital Women's Auxiliary and was a president of the Peninsula United Way. Under the auspices of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, she established the first integrated pre-school on the Peninsula, in the mid 1960s, in Hampton. It was designed to prepare children for Head Start. The school was taken over by the city and is still functioning. She served as president of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, as well as on the National Board.
She also served on the boards of directors of Hampton Roads Academy, of Peninsula Family Services, of the Peninsula Nature Museum, of the Peninsula Junior Arts Series and of the Virginia Opera.
She was honored by President Nixon for her work with the United Way and was the recipient of the Newport News Women's Club Woman of the Year Award as well as the National Council of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award.
A memorial service will be held at the auditorium of the Hampton Roads
Academy on Oyster Point Road in Newport News at 5 p.m. today. Peninsula
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity are requested.
Vandious L. Britt Jr.
He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Claretta White Britt and the late Vandious Lee Britt Sr. A lifelong member of East End Baptist Church, he received his early education in Suffolk. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, he matriculated at Bluefield State College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business administration. He then participated in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in support of the military operations against communist aggression in the republic of Vietnam.
After an honorable discharge from the service, he began his business career with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he remained a bank examiner for over 25 years. He had numerous affiliations and memberships, including Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, NAACP, Bluefield State College Alumni Association and Masonic Lodge.
He leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life, his wife, Vickie Britt; a son, Vandious Lee Britt III; a foster son, James Sherman Smith; his mother, Claretta White Britt; two brothers, Doctors Kuelewa Furaha and L.D. Britt; four aunts, Adeline Newsome, Berma White, Edith White and Josephine Wells; a brother-in-law, sister-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at East End Baptist Church with
Dr. Mark A. Croston Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Carver Memorial
Cemetery. The remains will be placed in the church by 10:30 a.m. Crocker
Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge.
Thomas L. Stokes Jr.