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Pearl A. Driver
CHESAPEAKE -- Pearl A. Driver, 89, of the 700 block of Oak Grove Road, died Dec. 21, 1999. 

Born in Gilford County, N.C., she was a former resident of South Norfolk and a former member of Southside Baptist Church, Chesapeake. She was a homemaker and the widow of Claude C. Driver.

Survivors include her daughter, Johna Smith and her husband, Leslie, of Norfolk; a brother, Henry Sweeney and his wife, Pauline, of Greensboro, N.C.; a granddaughter, Tamera Poyner Smith of Chesapeake; a great-grandson, Christopher Detmer of Chesapeake; and a niece, Inez Hopper of California. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Gregory Hensley. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Paul Engram
CHESAPEAKE -- Paul Engram of the 1900 block of Robert Hall Dr. died Dec. 18, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Eula Nixon-Allen
CHESAPEAKE -- Eula Nixon-Allen, 69, of the 1600 block of Rhodes St., entered into eternal rest on Dec. 18, 1999. ``Snow'' was born in Norfolk County and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry D. Bright. Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Ferebee, Joanne Kimpson, Lillie Allen and Judy Robinson, all of Chesapeake; four sons, George Lee Bright, Clinton Bright, Tony Allen and Richard Allen, all of Chesapeake; three sisters, Helen Simmons of Virginia Beach and Penny Larrimore and Pauline Smith, both of Chesapeake; a brother, George Nixon of Chesapeake; daughters-in-law, Beverly Bright and Pauline Allen; son-in-law, Demetrius Robinson; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Nixon Family Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Vernon R. Stewart
CHESAPEAKE -- George Stewart, 74, formally known as Vernon R. Stewart, of the 2700 block of Ike St., passed away Dec. 21, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Born in North Carolina, he was a retired manager from Morton Transfer Co. and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Stewart; four sons and their wives, Roger and Brenda Stewart of Smithfield, Larry and Dana Stewart of Virginia Beach; Terry and Lynette Stewart of Suffolk and Keith and Robin Stewart of Chesapeake; a sister, Leonora Howlett of Clearwater, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by Dr. Rod L. Bell Sr. and the Rev. Rod L. Bell Jr. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel.

Frank W. Barry
NORFOLK -- Frank William Barry, 74, entered into rest Dec. 20, 1999, at his home after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a Norfolk resident for seven years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 with more than 20 years of service. He was a former World War II prisoner of war and was a Catholic.

He is survived by two sons, Paul F. Barry and wife, Geraldine Barry, and Michael John Barry and his family, all of Norfolk; a daughter, Donna Coriano and her family of Riverhead, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Natasha Lindsey, Maria Nagle, granddaughter, Jean M. Harper and Carolyn Stubbs for all of your loving care.

A funeral with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel, Virginia Beach. Cremation will follow privately. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mozella E. Fobbs
NORFOLK -- Mozella E. Fobbs of the 800 block of E. 27th St. died Dec. 17, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Thursday at Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Fannie B. Olds
NORFOLK -- Fannie Bryant Olds, 65, of the 6500 block of Pasteur Court, died Dec. 18, 1999, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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.

Lee V. Burden Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Lee Vernon Burden Sr., 65, of the 2100 block of King St., died Dec. 20, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Corprew Funeral Home.

Eula C. Gray
PORTSMOUTH -- Eula M. Cox Gray, 80, formerly of the 700 block of Madison St., died Dec. 19, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at New St. Thomas Baptist Church. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.

Shirley A. Hollinden
PORTSMOUTH -- Shirley Ann Hollinden, 63, died Dec. 20, 1999.

Mrs. Hollinden, a native of Louisville, Ky., was a member of the Church of the Resurrection.

Survivors include her husband, Cyril F. ``Bob'' Hollinden Jr.; three daughters, Laurie A. Critzer of Dinwiddie, Va., Rita J. Griffey of Carrollton, Va., Amie M. Hollinden of Virginia Beach; a son, James D. Hollinden of Norfolk; two sisters, Rosemary Brown of Walnut Creek, Calif., Jean S. Glur of Greenville, S.C.; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Resurrection by the Rev. James V. Carr. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be private. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4110; or to Church of the Resurrection Prayer Garden, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703. 

Charles F. Jicha
PORTSMOUTH -- Charles Francis Jicha, 81, of Western Branch Blvd., died Dec. 18, 1999, in the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. 

Mr. Jicha was born in New York, the son of the late Gustav and Theresa Krebbs Jicha. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was predeceased by his first wife, Adelaide T. Jicha. 

He is survived by his wife, Rosa B. Tonkin Jicha; three sons, Keith Lewis Jicha of Fayetteville, N.C., Eugene Charles Jicha of Chesapeake and Dean Francis Jicha of Suffolk; a stepdaughter, Paula A. Pultz of Hayes, Va.; a sister, Mary Morelock of New York; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Virginia. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements. 

James E. Kiah
PORTSMOUTH -- James E. ``Bojack'' Kiah, died Dec. 18, 1999. Services are private. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge. 

Roxie A. McKinnon
PORTSMOUTH -- Roxie A. McKinnon, 73, of the 1000 block of Blair St., died Dec. 19, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Scotland Neck, N.C., Mrs. McKinnon was a member, missionary and Sunday School teacher of Faith Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church in Suffolk. 

The widow of Benjamin McKinnon Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Roxanne M. Jenkins and Mary C. Matthews, both of Portsmouth; two sons, Ralph Lee McKinnon and his wife, Lutricia, of Portsmouth and Benjamin McKinnon of Chesapeake; a sister, Bertha Lee Bell of Chesapeake; a brother, Jerry Lee Anthony of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends including a special friend, Ellen Werts.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4244 Marlin St., Suffolk, by Bishop Otto Williams. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Thursday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday. 

Martha C. Moore
PORTSMOUTH -- MarthaElizabeth Carroll Moore, 74, formerly of Portsmouth, died Dec. 18, 1999, in West Palm Beach. Fla. She was the widow of Paul H. Moore Jr. and retired from the Bank of Virginia.

Survivors include two children, Joan Smith, also of West Palm Beach, and Edward Moore of Grant, Ala.; a brother, Clarence Carroll of Leslie, W.Va.; and three grandsons.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, Suffolk, by the Rev. Waverly C. Smith III. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the local hospice chapter.

Suzie E. Whitt
PORTSMOUTH -- Suzie Elizabeth Whitt, 79, died Dec. 20, 1999. Services will be private. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge.

Jesse W. Wilkins
PORTSMOUTH -- Jesse Willard Wilkins, 67, of W. Pollux Circle, died Dec. 20, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Portsmouth, he was a retired construction landscaper and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Francis P. Wilkins; two daughters, Lucy Facenda and Rose Hull; four sons, Jesse R. Wilkins, Charles W. Wilkins, Will Wilkins and Houston Wilkins; a brother, Charles Wilkins, all of Portsmouth; and six grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Meadowbrook Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Tom Potter. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

W. James Duke Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Wade``Jimmy'' James Duke Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 1999.

Jimmy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy with service in World War II and on the USS Iowa. He was a school guidance counselor and teacher in the Virginia Beach school system for 30 years and was a devoted Redskin fan. A member of the Open Door Chapel, Jimmy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gertrude Duke; two sons, Donald Gray Duke and Wade James Duke III; two daughters, Leslie Foster and Martha Jones; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Open Door Chapel by Pastor Fritz Stegemann. Entombment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.

Marion S. Ennis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Marion Scheidiman Ennis, 94, of the 100 block of Pinewood Road, died Dec. 19, 1999, in the care of her grandson, Dan Field, and her good friend, Brent Buehler.

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 Field of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Andrew Macbeth. The family requests memorial donations be made to Virginia Beach Hospice Care. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road, is handling arrangements.

Mary G. Holman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary G. Holman, 76, of the 4700 block of Jeanne St., died Dec. 20, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a member of Church of the Ascension Catholic church.

Survivors include her husband, Frank J. Holman; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank M. and Debra Holman; two grandchildren, Matthew Sean Holman and Mariah Susan Holman, all of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Ascension Catholic church by Fr. James E. Parke. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Clara Mae LeKites
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Clara Mae LeKites, 86, of the 3100 block of Shore Drive, died Dec. 20, 1999. Private funeral services will be held. Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague, is in charge. 

Dorothea D. Moore
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothea Dudley ``Dottie'' Moore, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999, after a long illness.

She is survived by her son, Joey Moore and wife, Lynn; two daughters, Rhonda Forbes and husband, Charlie, and Carolyn Meroney, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Luci Trueblood of Hayes, Va., and Kathy Wright of Entiat, Wash.; and seven grandchildren, Tara, Tiffany, Lynsey and Joey Moore, Holly and B.J. Schloss, and Tracy Forbes. Dottie was formerly married to the late Bucky Moore.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Rosewood Memorial Park with the Revs. Paul and Virginia Eure officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Creed's Volunteer Rescue Squad, 559 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. 

Ruth P. Thompson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ruth P. Thompson, 89, died Dec. 19, 1999.

Born in Fulton, Ky., she was the widow of Roy L. Thompson and a member of Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church. She was past grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Starin Fulton.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Wheeler, and a son, Hal Wiseman, both of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Debi Tharrington and Don Wheeler, both of Virginia Beach, and Melonie Prine of Miami Beach, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church by the Rev. John Young and her nephew, Dr. Warren Clapp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is handling arrangements. 

Kyle M. Wernick
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kyle Mills Wernick, infant son of Dr. Robert D. Wernick and Terri Leigh Wernick of Virginia Beach, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital. Kyle was born Dec. 13, 1999.

Besides his parents, Kyle is survived by his maternal grandmother, Paula Anderson; paternal grandparents, Donald and Lois Wernick; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Mills; paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Larson; a brother, Kellan Wernick of the home; paternal aunt and uncle and godparents, Beth and Chuck Phillips, all of Virginia Beach; maternal uncle, Cristian Anderson of Hampton; and paternal aunt and uncle, Linda and Bill Wernick of Virginia Beach.

Private graveside services will be held. The family suggests that memorials be made to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk.

Robert S. Banks
SUFFOLK -- Robert Spencer Banks, 90, of the 900 block of Truman Road, died Dec. 19, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Crocker Funeral Home.

Anthony J. Kmieciak
SUFFOLK -- Anthony Joseph Kmieciak, infant son of John Joseph and Angela Martinez Kmieciak, died Dec. 19, 1999. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Mildred A. Carter
FRANKLIN -- Mildred Alma Blythe Carter, 72, died Dec. 21, 1999, at her home. 

Born in Southampton County, Mrs. Carter was a daughter of the late Mary Coggsdale Spivey Duck and Johnnie Spivey. She was a member of South Quay Baptist Church and a retired care giver. Mrs. Carter was predeceased by her first husband, D.C. ``Wilson'' Blythe. 

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Blythe Willman of Suffolk and Betty Blythe Darden of Franklin; a son, Robert Earl ``Buddy'' Blythe of Franklin; a sister, Barbara Spivey Walker of Roanoke Rapids; six grandchildren, Angela Cornwell Jeffries, Johnny Cornwell, Amy Blythe Salyers, Kimberly Kay Blythe, Kelley Anne Willman and Bernie Willman; and four great-grandchildren, Betty Ann Jeffries, John Daniel Cornwell, Erika Davis and Justin Turner. 

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at South Quay Baptist Church by the Rev. Louis Venable. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church and other times at the residence, 27077 Dogwood Bend Road, Franklin. Memorials may be made to South Quay Baptist Church, 9617 South Quay Road, Suffolk, VA 23437. Wright Funeral Home is in charge. 

Ralph W. Leonard
ZUNI -- Ralph William Leonard, 70, died Dec. 21, 1999, at his home. Born Feb. 20, 1929, in Blue Ridge, Va., he was the son of the late George Cleveland and Gladys Cardill Leonard.

Mr. Leonard was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 42 years and retired as supervisor of track maintenance. 

Survivors include his wife, Helen Knight Leonard; sons, Calvin Leonard of Petersburg, George Leonard of Elgin, Ill., Davis Lee Wells of Mechanicsville, and John Wells of Caroline County; sisters, Vivian Womack and Mary Mross, both of Blue Ridge; stepdaughter, Debra Beasley of Windsor; stepson, John H. Piland of Hickory, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Basil Ballard with burial in Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Dennis V. Sweeney
GLOUCESTER -- Dennis Van Sweeney, 52, died Dec. 16, 1999. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

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