Miscellaneous Chesapeake County, Virginia Obituaries

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Harold R. Coles
CHESAPEAKE -- Harold Raphael Coles, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

He was a native of Woodstown, N.J., the widower of Emma Hannah Roork Coles and a former member of First Baptist Church of Elmer, N.J.

He is survived by two sons, the Rev. and Mrs. Harold H. Coles of Vineland, N.J., and Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Coles of Chesapeake; two sisters, Elizabeth Hewitt of Woodstown, N.J., and Lillian Allen of Carneys Point, N.J.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Cora Mae Coles and Henrietta Coles Trail.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday by Dr. Peter Lopresti in Good News Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Loving Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Mr. Coles will be sent to H.T. Layton Funeral Home in Woodstown, N.J., for burial. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Good News Baptist Church, where he was a member. 
 

Allen G. Gustafson
CHESAPEAKE -- Allen Gosta Gustafson, 90, died Dec. 2, 1998. Mr. Gustafson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Norfolk Dredging Co. with 41 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth B. Gustafson. 

Mr. Gustafson is survived by his sons, Bengt S. Svedberg and wife Priscilla, and Bob Gustafson and wife Dana, all of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Ingrid Hurst and husband Dana, of Harker Heights, Texas, Eric Svedberg and wife Kristy, Kristian Gustafson, Clif Gustafson and Kyle Gustafson, all of Virginia Beach; and great-granddaughter, Amanda.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Eugene Meeks officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, today from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Gustafson will be loved and missed by his family and friends. 
 

Annie V. Mayo
CHESAPEAKE -- Annie V. Mayo of the 2600 block of Hemple St. departed this life on Dec. 1, 1998. She passed away at Chesapeake Health Care Center.

A native of Ahoskie, N.C., she came to Norfolk County (Chesapeake) and united in marriage with the late William H. Mayo Sr. She joined Providence United Church of Christ, Chesapeake, and became a member of its Senior Choir, Deaconess Board and Pastor's Aid. She was a past matron of Bessie Ellison 220 O.E.S. of Chesapeake.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanne V. Beck of Stafford, Va.; four sons, Donald P. Mayo Sr. of Centreville, Va., Oliver T. Mayo Sr., Freddie D. Mayo Sr. of Portsmouth and William H. Mayo Jr. of Chesapeake; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Providence United Church of Christ, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Isaac McDonald. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 
 

Arthur R. VanWye
CHESAPEAKE -- Arthur R. VanWye, 74, of the 2800 block of Point Court, died Dec. 2, 1998, at a local hospital.

Born in Warren, Ohio, he retired with the rate of CW4 from the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Churchland Lions Club and the Retired Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Joan M. VanWye; a stepson, Robert Langer and his wife, Bonnie K. Langer, of Suffolk; and a niece, Janet Carr of Maryland.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by a friend. Burial will be private. 
 

Jack C. Colonna
NORFOLK -- Jack C. Colonna, 65, of the 1300 block of Graydon Ave., died Dec. 1, 1998, at his home.

Mr. Colonna was a native of Norfolk and retired from the merchant marine and the real estate business. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Brownley Colonna; two daughters, Patricia Colonna Titi and her husband, Capt. Richard J., of Quantico, Va., and Helen Colonna Childress and her husband, Martin, of Norfolk; a sister, Fannie Joe Ellison of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Henry T. Colonna of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Chelsea Lynn Titi and Christopher Childress; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. John Capellaro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Smile or to the American Cancer Society. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. 
 

Brian K. Hobbs
NORFOLK -- Brian ``Hobbs'' K. Hobbs, 29, of the 2200 block of Cromwell Drive, died Nov. 29, 1998, in Courtland.

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 handling arrangements. 
 

Margaret S. Morgan
NORFOLK -- Margaret Sue Morgan, 66, died Nov. 30, 1998, at Seaside Health Center.

Born in Granite City, Ill., Mrs. Morgan was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ocean View Civic League, Ocean View Senior Center, Northside Tennis Club, Norfolk City Bowling League and Badminton Teams and the Bell Telephone Choir. She was active in Senior Olympics, 60-Plus Club, National Croquet Association and the Young at Heart Group. She was a supporter of the Ernie Morgan Environment Center, the Haven Family Center (Morgan House), VFW and others. ``Sue'' was a graduate of Murphysboro High School and the University of Florida. She was also active in high school and university bands and was a member of ``The Kids From Home'' Band of Amherst College that traveled to Korea and other places in the world to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

The widow of Ernest Morgan, she is survived by two brothers, Gary Naumer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Gene Naumer of Boca Raton, Fla.

Upon request of Mrs. Morgan, there will be no funeral services or viewing because she desired cremation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to a favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. 
 

Joel R. Stearns
NORFOLK -- Joel Ray Stearns, 40, of the 6300 block of Edward St. in Norfolk, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

He was the owner/operator of Affordable Repair Center.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn R. Stearns; a daughter, Brianna Leigh Stearns; and a sister, Laura Leigh Sanders, all of Virginia Beach.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. At the families request, a time of visitation will follow the service. 
 

Emanuel L. Walden
NORFOLK -- A graveside service for infant Emanuel Lee Walden of the 1300 block of Tanner Creek Drive will be held at 2 p.m. today at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge. 
 

Mary A. Wallace
NORFOLK -- Mary Grace A. Wallace, 62, died Dec. 2, 1998, in her home.

She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and retired from child nutrition service with the Norfolk public schools after 19 years of service. She was a member of AEOPN Association.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie R. Wallace; a daughter, Mary R.W. Grudzinski and her husband, Stan, of Front Royal, Va.; three sons, Mark C. Wallace and his wife, Linda, of Portsmouth, James R. Wallace and his wife, Jayne, of Powhatan, Va., and Lawrence L. Wallace and his wife, Lisa, of Gloucester, Va.; her mother, Elizabeth L. Hoover of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Paula Dias of Waineie, Hawaii, and Gayl Hoover of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Lee Hoover of Denver, Colo., and Michael Hoover of Northbend, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Allen.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 

Melverner Lassiter
PORTSMOUTH -- Melverner ``Dottie'' Lassiter, 79, of the 6100 block of Portsmouth Blvd., died Dec. 3, 1998, in a Portsmouth hospital. 

She was born in South Norfolk and was the widow of Hollister G. Lassiter. 

Survivors include three daughters, Beulah Ellis, Joan Jones and her husband, Julius, Sybil Phillips and her husband, Bobby, all of Portsmouth; two sons, Joe Lassiter of Portsmouth, and Horace Lassiter and his wife, Wanda, of Maxton, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by Chaplain Ernie Etheridge. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. 
 

Jacqueline Crawley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jacqueline Crawley, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, died on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Crawley died in her home in Virginia Beach after one of the most valiant efforts to overcome cancer. 

The memorial service will be held at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, on Sunday at 1 p.m. 
 

Thelma L. Davis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thelma Lynch Davis, 93, of the 6400 block of Auburn Drive, a retired bookkeeper, died Dec. 2, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Davis was a native of Louisville, Ky., and was the widow of Dale R. Davis. She was a member of Oaklette United Methodist Church in Chesapeake and the Knights of Pythias, a member and past treasurer for the Survivors of the Spanish and American War Association and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include a grandson, Charles F. Squires of Chesapeake.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Oaklette United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sebert W. Rorrer. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Shade W. Griffin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Shade Wooten Griffin, 75, died Dec. 2, 1998, in his home. Mr. Griffin was born in Nashville, N.C. and was the son of the late Samuel Green Griffin and Henretta Louise Wooten Griffin. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Virginia Beach and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Virginia Beach. Survivors include his second wife, Kathryn Brady Griffin; and two children, Charles Dudley Griffin and Eleanor Dudley Griffin, from his first marriage to Clara Dudley Griffin. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Virginia Beach by the Rev. Ted James. Burial will be at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, Va. 23513. 
 

Frances W. Johnson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Frances Witherspoon Johnson, 88, of 800 block Oriole Drive in Birdneck Point, passed away in her sleep on Dec. 3, 1998, at her residence in First Colonial Inn, Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Johnson was the widow of T. Lewis Johnson, a former executive with the Ford Motor Co., Norfolk Plant. Mrs. Johnson had been living at First Colonial Inn since February 1997. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach and a past member of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club and the Birdneck Point Garden Club.

Survivors include a son, Thomas L. Johnson Jr. of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Mary W. Lee of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Elizabeth J. Bishop of Richmond and Susan T. Johnson of Houston, Texas; and a special friend, Bill Godfrey of Norfolk.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. J. Scottie Griffin. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 945, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. 
 

Lettice Kellam
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lettice Kellam, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

She was a native of North Carolina and a former resident of the Eastern Shore. While on the Eastern Shore, Mrs. Kellam was active in the African Baptist Church in Cheriton, Va., whose pastor is the Rev. C.F. Mapp. She worked for the Webster Canning Co. for over 30 years. After moving to Virginia Beach, Mrs. Kellam was a faithful member of the Mount Olive Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of the late Malachi Ennett and Mary Ennett and was the widow of George Kellam. Mrs. Kellam was predeceased by a sister, Olivia Fitchett; two sons, Aaron and Acie Roundtree; a daughter, Mary Lee Ayres; and two granddaughters.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ennett of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Shirley Faye Watson of Port Bayon, N.Y., Juanita Galloway of Virginia Beach and Sylvester Roundtree of New York; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; eight stepchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olive Church of Christ, 1610 County St., Portsmouth, by Elder John W. Smith, pastor. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements. The family will meet at the home of her granddaughter, Juanita Galloway, Morgan Terrace Apartments, Virginia Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. 
 

Elvie R. Pollard
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elvie Roberts Pollard, 80, a native of Norfolk, died at her home in Virginia Beach on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.

She was the widow of Herman Royster Pollard and is survived by three daughters, Frances P. Prendergast and husband, Carl, of St. Augustine, Fla., Marjorie P. Broach and husband, Edward, of Norfolk, Barbara P. Beamon and husband, Robert, of Virginia Beach; a son, H.R. ``Jack'' Pollard Jr. and wife, Virginia, of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren, William G. Prendergast and wife, Susan, of Brunswick, Ga., Michael Prendergast and wife, Mary, of Virginia Beach, Edward S. Broach III and wife, Amy, Suzanne B. O'Donnell and husband, Terence, of Norfolk, Megan B. Bond and husband, John, of Bedford, Va., Charles W. Broach and wife, Elizabeth, and Caitlin W. Broach of Norfolk, Master Sgt. Robert G. Beamon and wife, Frances, of Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Andrew P. Beamon and wife, Kimberly, of Springfield, Va., Susan T. Pollard of Alexandria, Va., Ann R. Pollard of Norfolk; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be private. A memorial service will be held Jan. 31, 1999, at Larchmont United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Larchmont United Methodist Foundation, 1106 Larchmont Crescent, Norfolk, Va. 23508. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, provided information. 
 

Kathryne L. Smith

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kathryne L. Smith, 92, a native of Lynchburg, Va., died Dec. 3, 1998, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Smith, formerly of Nalcrest, Fla., and a recent resident of Marion Manor, had lived in Virginia Beach for the past five years.

She is survived by her son, C. William Smith Jr. and his wife, Catherine, of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Michael William Smith of Willis, Va., and Cynthia Smith Hart of Virginia Beach; and two great-grandsons, Raymond James and William Russell Hart.

Memorial services will be conducted in Lynchburg. 
 

Henry Van Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Henry Van Jr., 72, passed away in his residence Dec. 1, 1998.

He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a shipfitter and was a retired Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Christian ``Josette'' Van; one son, Carlos Van of Texas; three daughters, Sandra Auger of Virginia Beach, Annick Ensley of Mascot, Va., and Martin Chare of France; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Plaza Rescue Squad, 3610 S. Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements. 
 

John E. Watson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- John Elmo Watson passed away on Dec. 2, 1998, in his residence.

Mr. Watson was a retired electrical engineer with the civil service. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the V.F.W. He was also a member of the Church of the Holy Family.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle; two daughters, Cynthia Schofield and her husband, Dan Schofield Jr., and Sharon Wilson, all of Virginia Beach; a grandchild, Travis John Wilson of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Imogene Simmons of Missouri and Mary Fern Simmons of Idaho; and several other nieces, nephews and other family.

Mr. Watson's cremated remains will be scattered at sea by the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Church of the Holy Family by Father Richard Mooney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church building fund. 
 

Jacqueline A. Lilley
SUFFOLK -- Jacqueline A. Lilley, 71, of Suffolk, died Dec. 2, 1998. She was a native of Suffolk and the daughter of Floyd Willie Lilley and Alice Dale Lilley. She retired as a supervisor for C&P Telephone Co. of Virginia with 45 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Telephone Pioneers of America. 

She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Rufus ``R.D.'' Dale and Catherine T. Lilley; niece and nephew-in-law, Pat L. and Philip Bailey; niece-in-law, Sherri Lilley, all of Suffolk; and grandnieces, Nicole Lilley, Heather Lilley and Chris Duke.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Cemetery by the Rev. Douglas W. Gibson. Friends may join the family at Hill Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the residence of Rufus and Catherine Lilley, 229 Chestnut St., Suffolk.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 23434, or Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1637 Holland Road, Suffolk, Va. 23434. 
 

Caroline Rawles
SUFFOLK -- Caroline Rawles, 72, of the 200 block of Mineral Spring Road, died Dec. 2, 1998. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Zion United Church of Christ. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Via Braggs
GREENBACKVILLE, Va. -- Via Braggs, 82, died Nov. 22, 1998. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Baptist Church, Stockton, Md. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge. 
 

Helen B. Fitchett
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Helen Birch Fitchett, 90, died Dec. 2, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salyer Funeral Home. 
 

James E. Marshall
NEW CHURCH -- James E. Marshall, 53, died Nov. 28, 1998. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Horntown. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge. 
 

Mildred D. West
ONANCOCK -- Mildred Dix West, 100, died Dec. 2, 1998. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Anita B. Ishman
ELIZABETH CITY -- Anita Boyd Ishman, 41, of the 100 block of Troy Drive, died Nov. 28, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Walson Funeral Home is in charge. 
 

Delbert B. Schmitz
SHILOH -- Delbert Billy Schmitz, 67, of the 100 block of Avery Drive, died Dec. 3, 1998. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sanderlin Cemetery, Shawboro. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge. 
 

Sandra A. Wallace
HERTFORD -- Sandra Aydlette Wallace, 55, of 39 Pirates Cove Way, Holiday Island, died Thursday morning, Dec. 3, 1998, in her home.

A native of Portsmouth, she was the daughter of the late Thelma Rae Duval and Robert Winton Aydlette. She was the former owner of Cradock Hairstyling in Portsmouth and also worked as a receptionist with Nails By Design in Williamsburg. She was a member of Cradock Baptist Church in Portsmouth and Leather and Lace Dance Club of Williamsburg.

Survivors include her husband, Tex Wallace; a daughter, Teresa L. Latoski of Williamsburg; two sons, Steven R. Wiggs of Virginia Beach and Robert Brian Wiggs of Williamsburg; two sisters, Nancy Evans of Portsmouth and Sharon Pittman of Windsor, Va.; two brothers, James Aydlette of Hertford and Douglas Aydlette of Virginia Beach; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Swindell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry King officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
 

Jimmy L. Williams
AHOSKIE -- Jimmy Lathan Williams, 62, died Dec. 3, 1998. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garrett Funeral Home. 
 

Paul A. Harrell
WINCHESTER -- Paul Anthony Harrell, 75, of 1647 Cedar Grove Road, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at his residence.

Mr. Harrell was born on Jan. 11, 1923, in Norfolk, a son of the late James A. and Catherine Mathews Harrell. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester.

He married Myrtle ``Bunnie'' Cooper on Nov. 29, 1952, in Winchester. She died on July 18, 1990.

Surviving are two sons, Paul A. Harrell II of Reading, Mass., and David M. Harrell of Columbus, Ga.; three brothers, Clifton M. Harrell of Norfolk and James A. and William L. Harrell of Virginia Beach; and four grandchildren.

A funeral was conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church by Father John Kelley with interment at Mount Hebron Cemetery. Pallbearers were Les Akensen, Raymond Reno, James A. Harrell, William L. Harrell, Paul A. Harrell II and David M. Harrell.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, at the Giffin Funeral Home in Capon Bridge, W.Va., where the family received friends. Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601. 
 

Ann H. Buckey
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ann Holladay Moser Buckey, 51, a native of Norfolk, died Nov. 20, 1998. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Nov. 24, 1998, at Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colo. Horan and McConaty handled arrangements. 
 

Margaret R. Goodwin
SEABROOK, Texas -- Margaret Edith Renz Goodwin, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in Houston.

She was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, the United Daughters of The Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of XVII Century, Jamestowne Society, Clear Lake Panhellenic Society and NARFE. She was an avid genealogist, involved with many organizations.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Burney H. Goodwin of the home; daughters, Elizabeth ``Beth'' Wilder, her husband, Todd, and their sons, Casey and Alex of Chesapeake; Edith ``Edie'' Glen, her husband, Charlie, and their son, Charlie Ray of Clear Lake City; and brother, Leo A. Renz Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.

Friends may call between 2 and 6 p.m. today at Jack Rowe Funeral Home. A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 1515 Bay Area Blvd., with Pastor R. Marcus Otterstad officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. 


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