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|Ruth B. Akers
NORFOLK -- Ruth B. Akers of the 1000 block of W. 38th St. died Dec. 19, 1999, at a local hospital.
She was born in Barco, N.C., and was a member of First Baptist Church Lambert's Point.
The widow of Floyd Akers Sr., she is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Wells; four sons, Floyd Akers Jr., William L. Akers, Leroy T. Akers and Larry T. Akers; a sister, Hattie B. Berry; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Roosevelt Memorial Park by the Rev. Anthony Paige. Friends may join the family at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Herman E. Barfield
He retired as a comptroller in 1970 after 27 years of active duty and was a recipient of the Bronze Star of Meritorious Service. He was recently featured by Lawrence Maddry in the Nov. 28, 1999, Daily Break section of The Virginian-Pilot.
His Air Force career included assignments in the Pacific Theater in World War II; twice to Germany, Ohio, to complete his education at Ohio State University; Langley Air Force Base; twice to Okinawa; an Air ROTC Instructor at Ohio State; and U Tapao Air Field, Thailand. After completing a master's degree, Col. Barfield became an adjunct professor of banking and finance at Golden Gate University in Norfolk.
Lt. Col. Barfield was the author of Treachery on the Double, Chasing the Wind, Synthetic Enlightenment, Paucis Verbis, and Beyond Darkness, a series of short stories. He was also an active member in the Retired Officers Association, the Air Force Association, the American Legion, and the Sewells Point Golf Course. As a lifelong golfer, Lt. Col. Barfield was always happy to relieve Navy golfers of their tournament cash. He was greatly appreciated by members for the smoked turkeys he frequently shared at the clubhouse.
Lt. Col. Barfield was born in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 18, 1920. He is survived by his wife, Rachel A. Barfield; four children, William Simmons Barfield of Fairfax, Va., Michael Eugene Barfield of Norfolk, Dr. RebaJo Barfield Blase of Athens, Ga., and Louis Bunting Barfield of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three stepchildren; three brothers, Sam T. Barfield and Travis Barfield of Norfolk, Dr. Arthur Dick Barfield Jr. of Farmville, Va.; two sisters, Dixie Ziegler of Charleston, S.C., and Betty B. Burton of Norfolk. He has four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, MaryAnne Bunting Barfield, who died in 1991.
Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with full military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to Larchmont Baptist Church, 1127 Surrey Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508.
Born in Tarboro, N.C., he worked as a laborer in the construction of asphalt roads.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Oakland Cemetery. The family will assemble at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 10 a.m. for the procession. Viewing will be at the graveside.
Anthony R. Hayes
Born in Norfolk, Tony was educated in Norfolk public schools, attended Norfolk State University and completed Airline Training School. He was a ticket agent for Delta Air Lines for 26 years and a member of Queen Street Baptist Church before relocating.
He is survived by two daughters, Candice Hayes and Melissa J. Lomax, O.D.; his mother, Josephine Ore Hayes; two sisters, Daphine Jenkins and husband, James, of Gary, Ind., and Cathy H. Sloane of Norfolk; two brothers, Sherwood L. Hayes of Stafford, Va., and John V. Hayes of Japan; paternal grandmother, Florence Hayes of Willard, N.C.; godmother, Lillie Mae Williams; goddaughter, Melanie Dickens; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, John J. Hayes.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Queen Street Baptist Church, Brambleton Avenue, by the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry. Interment will be in Woodland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc., Virginia Beach. The body will lie in repose at 10 a.m. Thursday at Queen Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Carla, Charity and Briana, all of Norfolk; four sons, Carl Jr., Saquan Pugh, both of Norfolk, and Saun Sterret and Victor Sterret of New York; his mother, Jean E. Lee of Virginia Beach; his father, Alexander Bland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Lisa Lee of Norfolk; a brother, Earl Douglas Lee of Baltimore, Md.; godparents, Johnny and Rosalyn Benniman of Flushing, N.Y.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Lamberts Point by the Rev. Anthony C. Paige. The body was cremated. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk, is handling arrangements.
James R. Morton Jr.
Fannie B. Olds
Born in Emporia, Va., ``Woo-Woo,'' as she was affectionately known, was a sales clerk retired from the Marine Corps Exchange after 17 years of service. She was the widow of James Lee Olds and attended Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Norfolk.
She is survived by two sisters, Queenie Smith of Norfolk and Maebelle Richardson and husband of Baltimore; two brothers, William White and wife of Norfolk and Linwood Watson and wife of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Kimberly Olds Artis and husband of Norfolk and Pfc. Michael H. Olds Jr. of Norfolk; a brother-in-law, Edward Holmes of Chesapeake; a daughter-in-law, Melvene Olds of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, among them two special friends, Sandy Blount and Dorothy Salaam. She was predeceased by her son, Michael H. Olds Sr., and a sister, Alberta Holmes.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, by the Rev. Raymond Dean. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at 6535 Pasteur Court one hour prior to the service for the procession.
Jesse W. Thomas
Survivors include his parents, Hilda Madge Thomas and James Joseph Thomas, both of Norfolk; a brother, James Thomas of Chesapeake; three nieces; and four nephews.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery
by Father Lou Ruoff. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel,
is in charge.
Lottie G. Dixon
Born in Isle of Wight County, she was the widow of John L. Dixon.
Survivors include a sister, Willie Mae Glover of Franklin; a brother, Axum Askew of Suffolk; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mattie L. Dyson
Born in New Britain, Conn., she was a member of New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, Portsmouth.
Survivors include a son, Frankie Hawkins of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Annie M. Armstrong of Portsmouth; a host of nieces, including two special nieces, Linnea Mia Dawes and Catherine Carey; nephews, cousins, in-laws, a special friend, MaeBell Hurdle, and other friends.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville,
by the Rev. T.M. Steele. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Wednesday. The body
will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Meryl A. Edwards
She was a native of Clarksburg, W.Va., and was retired from Naval Supply Center. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Edwards.
She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Criddle of Portsmouth; a stepson, Lester Francis Edwards of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home,
Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. Gene V. Primm. Entombment will
be in Greenlawn Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard
William D. Slade Sr.
William was born to the late John and Mattie Slade on Jan. 27, 1931, in Saint John, N.C. After his marriage to Rachel Williams, they moved to Virginia and made Portsmouth their home for the past 40 years. He served in the Korean War. William served his apprenticeship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later worked at NAVSEC, where he retired after 33 years with civil service. They attended First Baptist Church of Norfolk.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Angela and Jimmy Jenkins of Virginia Beach, Pam and John Tudder of Charleston, S.C., William D. ``Bill'' Slade Jr. and Eleanor of Portsmouth, and Dianna and Gary Pignaloso of Washingtonville, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Ruth Newby of Norfolk; and a host of friends and family who loved him dearly.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the graveside in
Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Nelson F. Fields. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth
Boulevard Chapel, and also will be at 5508 Hill Gail Road, Virginia Beach.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marion S. Ennis
Mrs. Ennis was born the daughter of the late Mr.and Mrs. Scheidiman in Utica, N.Y. She was the widow of Howard Wagner Ennis. Mrs. Ennis was a resident of Tidewater for 53 years, where she worked and retired as a successful real estate agent. For 39 years she resided at the 700 block of Hilltop Road. She was a member of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
Mrs. Ennis will be remembered for her style, class and dignity.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ennis Feild of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forest
Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Andrew Macbeth. The family will receive friends
from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family requests memorial
donations be made to Virginia Beach Hospice Care. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments,
Laskin Road, is handling arrangements.
Juanita S. Hodges
Born in Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Hodges was retired from manufacturing with the Eli Lilly Drug Co. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Roanoke.
The widow of Floyd B. Hodges Sr., she is survived by a daughter, Charlotte M. Boris and her husband, James L., of Virginia Beach; a son, Floyd B. Hodges Jr. and his wife, Charlene, of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Leah Duvall of San Antonio, Floyd B. Hodges III and Dawn B. McCauley and her husband, Chip, all of Virginia Beach; eight great-grandchildren, Stephanie Black, Stephen Black, Samantha McCauley, Tori Hodges, Leah Hodges, Abbey Hodges and Taylor Hodges, all of Virginia Beach and Nicholas Duvall of San Antonio.
A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral
Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Fr. Daniel N. Klem. Burial will be at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Julia T. McCabe
Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Zsoka McCabe. She was the widow of Alfred McCabe. A homemaker and a seamstress, Mrs. McCabe was a member of Ascension Catholic Church in Virginia Beach. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed flowers, cooking and fishing.
She is survived by two sons, John R. McCabe and wife, Lorraine, of Virginia Beach and Dennis J. McCabe and wife, Pam, of Hertford, N.C.; a sister, Irene Loffredo of Fairfield, Conn.; a brother, Louis Toth and wife, Ellen, of Norwalk, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Kelly Carlan, John R.P. McCabe, Kathleen Hotte, Karen Buchardt, Kim Bryant, Stacey McCabe and Dennis McCabe; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Service of Resurrection will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. today at Ascension Catholic Church by Fr. Constantine Silayo. Viewing and visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Virginia Beach, and Baker Funeral Service, Norwalk, are handling arrangements.
Dolores O. Long
Born in Washington, D.C., she was the widow of John Steve Long. She was employed with the city of Virginia Beach, Department of Juvenile Justice.
Survivors include a daughter, Molly Kathleen Long of Cambridge, Mass.; a son, Jonathan Zachary Long of Bowling Green, Ohio; her mother, Mary Kirk O'Dell of Virginia Beach; a sister, Diane O'Dell Beach and her husband, Marshall L. Beach Sr. of Wellesley, Mass.; a brother, Wilfred ``Billy'' Warren O'Dell Jr. and his wife, Cinda of Virginia Beach; two nieces, Allison Powers Beach and Lindsay Warren Beach, and a nephew, Marshall L. Beach Jr., all of Wellesley. She was predeceased by her father, Wilfred Warren O'Dell.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Baylake United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ted E. David. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6340 Center Drive, Building 7, Suite 129, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Gwen A. Paules
She was the wife of Alan Paules; mother of Lisa Kauffman of Philadelphia and Heather Paules of Virginia Beach; and had two grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Pa. The family requests that contributions be made to either the Leukemia Society or St. Jude Research Hospital. Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is in charge.
Jack M. Robinson Jr.
Born in Chadbourn, N.C., Mr. Robinson was a letter carrier retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 14 years of service, and a 25-year retired aviation first class Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche W.J. Robinson; three sons, James, Anthony and Jack III and his wife, Irelis, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Edna Reynolds of St. Albans, N.Y., and Ella Miaggia of Portsmouth; a brother, Archie Robinson of Herndon, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a special cousin, the Rev. Hendrick Williams of Durham, N.C., other cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Big Piney Grove Baptist
Church, 2804 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, by Dr. C.A. Vinson. Burial will
be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Norfolk. Viewing at Corprew
Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Wednesday. The body will be
taken to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Solomon M. Vann
Jeffery M. Lee
A native of Franklin, Mr. Lee was the son of James Issac Lee and Nettie B. Lee. He was employed at Portsmouth Navy Commissary.
Along with his parents, he is survived by a son, Laron Olds of Franklin; four brothers, Lt. Col. Alvin K. Lee, James N. Lee, Billy Lee and Rex Lee; and two sisters, Catherine Bowers and Yolandah Lee-Brown.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Grove A.M.E. Zion Church by the Rev. Burgess. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Elvin N. Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.
Clarence A. Newsome Sr.
A resident of Ivor for many years, he was born in Williamsburg, Va. He was the manager of Bain Enterprises, Ivor, and had served the company for 44 years. He was a deacon of Ivor Baptist Church and served as secretary for 24 years; a charter member of Ivor Vol. Rescue Squad; former fire chief of Ivor Vol. Fire Dept.; and formerly served on the Ivor Town Council for two years.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ada Mae Wells Newsome; son, Clarence A. Newsome Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Windsor; daughters, Linda M. Newsome of Richmond and Amy N. Crocker and husband, Allen, of Windsor; his mother, Myrtle Edwards Newsome Logan; sisters, Mildred Newsome and Alice Gwaltney, all of Waverly; brothers, George P. Logan and wife, Judy of Georgia, C. Edward Newsome and wife, Mary Ann of Wakefield; and grandchildren, Christy Newsome and Dana and Daniel Crocker. He was predeceased by his father, Curtis Albert Newsome Sr.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial will be in Ivor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Ivor Vol. Fire Dept. or Ivor Vol. Rescue Squad.
Beverly J. Johansen
Rena E. Pease
John S. Saunders
Doris L. Parker
Von Beulah Spruill-Jordan
Mary Virginia Elliott Taylor
``Ginny'' was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Lincolnton, N.C., the daughter of William Forrest Elliott, M.D., and Mary Lily Johnson Elliott.
She was a 1938 graduate of Lincolnton High School and a 1942 graduate of Duke University. After teaching in Lincolnton for two years, she returned to Duke University School of Nursing and graduated as an R.N. in 1948. She was employed at MCV Hospital as an R.N. in 1948.
She was married to Gervas S. Taylor Jr., M.D., in March 1949. She and Dr. Taylor lived in Chapel Hill, N.C., Norfolk and Bainbridge, Md., before settling permanently in Norfolk in 1954.
Ginny was a member of St. Andrews and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal churches. She helped to organize and staff the church gift shop at Good Shepherd, ``The Shepherd's Corner.'' She was a member of the Redwood Garden Club and the Garden Club of Norfolk. She was also a member of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.
Ginny attended classes at ODU and Virginia Wesleyan University focusing on the teachings of Carl Jung, in whose philosophy she maintained a lifelong interest. Ginny became a member of the Carl Jung study organization, ``Center Point,'' and was elected a National Board Member. A post she served for more than 10 years.
Upon Dr. Taylor's retirement, they moved to Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, where she worked in several of the Mountain Inn Shops, and then worked as an information guide for the resort. A great delight was working at the Stedman House in Nellysford. She also found time to enjoy a Monday morning ladies discussion group known as ``The Aluminum Magnolias.''
Ginny is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Gervas S. Taylor Jr., M.D.; and her four children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, Gervas S. Taylor III and Anna, Gervas IV and Carolyn, Molly Taylor Donner and son Max, Frances Taylor Berti and David and Daniel and Lara, James E. Taylor and Tracy and Virginia Lloyd. She is also survived by her brothers, Dr. James J. Elliott of Davidson, N.C., and Dr. William C. Elliott of Indianapolis, Ind.
A loving mother, devoted wife, a wonderfully warm and creative person, Ginny will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rockfish Presbyterian Church in Nellysford, Va., with interment in the church cemetery; Dinah Ansley and Rebecca Glass presiding. The family will receive friends, following the service, in the church social hall. Funeral arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Oncology Dept. of Martha Jefferson Hospital, Locust Avenue, P.O. Box 2556, Charlottesville, Va. 22902 and/or the Wintergreen Nature Foundation, Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Va. 22958.