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|John H. Brinkley
CHESAPEAKE -- John H. Brinkley, 70, of the 300 block of Douglas Ave., died Dec. 22, 1999, at Sentara Nursing Center.
Born in Norfolk County, Mr. Brinkley was a retired short shoreman with the International Longshoreman's Association. He was a member of New Light Baptist Church, Chesapeake.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Brinkley; five daughters, Rita Brinkley, Abrunder Artis, Gwendolyn Griffin, Karen Neal, Ranell Brinkley; two sons, Michael Brinkley and Ulysses Brinkley, all of Chesapeake; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at New Light Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by Dr. Charles Green. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will begin at noon Sunday at Steele-Bullock Funeral Home, formerly Serenity Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at the residence for the procession at 12:15 p.m.
Alice A. Wells
She was a native of Enfield, N.C., and a member of First Baptist Church Campostella in Norfolk.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Sumner; grandchildren Regina Key, Linda Sumner, Rose Williams, Sherri Sawyer, Barbara Dickerson and Henry Sumner Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Campostella by the Rev. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 313 Curtis St., Norfolk. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.
David Ray Wilson
He was a graduate of Indian River High School and a member of the marching band. He was a member of Indian River Baptist Church. David was known throughout his community for his expertise in jewelry repair. He worked for Oscar De LaCruz in Virginia Beach, Barr Bros. in Norfolk, Long's in Chesapeake and was most recently employed at the Watch and Jewelry Repair Center at Chesapeake Square Mall.
He was the son of the late Millard N. Wilson, formerly of Chesapeake. Survivors include a daughter, Nicole Rae Wilson of North Carolina; his mother, Benedicta G. Wilson; three brothers, Millard N. and Joseph B. Wilson of Maryland and Byron D. Wilson of Chesapeake; two sisters, Amy S. Walters and Dorothy K. Coakley of Virginia Beach; and two nieces, Brittney M. Walters and Madison P. Coakley.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Robert Jordon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Indian River Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association. ``Our dear brother, we will always remember your smiling face.''
Bernice M. Bridges
She was a former resident of Fairport, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Merton L. Bridges; sons Kenneth and Harold; and daughter Janet. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Carol Quesinberry of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Stephen Quesinberry of Newnan, Ga., and Katrina Plummer of Chesapeake; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Fairport United Methodist Church in Fairport. A memorial service will be held at noon Monday at the church. The body will be sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, to the David A. Doser Funeral Home in Fairport.
Thelma L. Fraim
Mrs. Fraim was born in Roanoke, Va., on Dec. 27, 1910. She was the widow of Edward J. Fraim, who died in 1949. Fifty years later, she still referred to him as her ``Sweetheart.'' She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and its Women's Club in Norfolk. She raised her family in a home full of love and laughter.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn Fraim Price and her husband, Dennis, of Norfolk; five sons, Jack Gee and his wife, Millie, of Roanoke, Va., Edward J. Fraim and his wife, Karen, of Virginia Beach, Richard A. Fraim and his wife, Kay, of Las Vegas, Thomas E. Fraim and his wife, Sharon, of Virginia Beach and Paul D. Fraim and his wife, Beth, of Norfolk; her brothers, Clarence Lunsford and his wife, Mary Ann, Linwood Lunsford and John Lunsford, all of Roanoke, Va.; her sisters, Rose Lunsford Wimer and Ruth Lunsford Turner, both of Roanoke, and Betty Lunsford Ferguson of Naples, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren, Tara Fraim Saunders, Lisa Fraim Seu, Edward J. Fraim Jr., Brent P. Fraim, Hays Fraim Padrnos, Elizabeth Fraim, Thomas E. Fraim Jr., John D. Fraim, Virginia Ann Fraim, Kathryn Mae Fraim, Richard C. Fraim, David A. Fraim, Michael Gee and Colin Gee; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fraim was preceded in death by four brothers. She worked for many years at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and for Dr. Frank Rowell.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A graveside service will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Norfolk, at 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fraim Chapel, c/o Catholic High School, 4552 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, and the American Heart Association. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Elsie S. Mapp
She is survived by a son and his wife, Alan L. and Shirley Mapp of Montgomery, Ala.; three grandchildren, Eddie, Mark and Dale; five great-grandsons; and a host of other relatives in the Hampton Roads area.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. John Monroe. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the local church of your choice. There will be no viewing or visitation. Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and formerly a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen M. and Paulino E. Cubilla; and three siblings, Paulino Cubilla, Jack Cubilla and Julie Lentz.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Phillips Jr.; children, Richard E. Phillips III of Amarillo, Texas, Michael A. Phillips Sr. and his wife, Linda, of Suffolk, Judy C. Wylie and her husband, Larry, of New Kent and Lisa A. Lant and her fiance, Curtis Miller, of Portsmouth; four brothers, Joseph Cubilla, Pete Cubilla and Robert Cubilla, all of Norfolk and Philip Cubilla of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Michael Phillips Jr., Jennifer Phillips, Kristin Koehn, Bryan Phillips, Tara Wylie, Bennie Lant and Jonathan Lant, and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, followed by a private cremation. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mildred J. Jernigan
She was a member of Park View United Methodist Church and the Lucy Brinkley Sunday School Class, Miriam Chapter No. 94, Order of the Eastern Star, West Park View Garden Club, and the Beazley Senior Center.
Mrs. Jernigan was predeceased by her husband, Walter Blackwell Jernigan, and her son, Walter B. ``Teenie'' Jernigan. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dreama Jernigan of Portsmouth; a brother, Arthur B. Jackson of Suffolk; four grandsons, David Jernigan, Roy Ferguson, Paul Ferguson and Stephen Ferguson; 12 grandchildren, and a niece, Joyce Ellis Bailey. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Virginia J. Melms and Vivian Wilhoite.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. Ervin R. Johnson. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 4382 Point West Drive, and suggests that any memorial contributions be made to Park View United Methodist Church, 1131 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
Archibald M. Beale
He was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., and was the widower of Viola Mabelle Beale. He was a retired machinist quarterman from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the Wesleyman Bible Class of Epworth United Methodist Church, Naomi Masonic Lodge No. 87, AF&AM, Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies and Khedive Temple of the Shrine.
Survivors include two daughters, Josephine R. Haskill of Washington state and Viola Cox of Virginia Beach; a son, Joseph Graham Beale of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by the Rev. James Earley. Burial will be in Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bennett was the past president of the Welcome Wagon of Virginia Beach and an avid bridge player and world traveler. She was predeceased by her husband Sam and her son Alan.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Owens of Woodland Hills, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bennett of Saddlebrook, N.J.; a sister, Edith Rabinowitz of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Leo Saperstein and his wife, Fran, of Virginia Beach, and Harold Saperstein and his wife, Phyllis, of Springfield, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Joshua Bennett of Norfolk, Samantha Bennett of Teaneck, N.J., and Matthew Bennett of Haddonfield, N.J.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Proser. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.
Joseph C. Webb
Born in Norfolk, Mr. Webb was a retired assistant principal from the Chesapeake School System after 30 years. He was a lifelong member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Lambda Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for 50 years.
He is survived by three daughters, Marguerite and Cynthia of Virginia Beach, and Karen of West Chester, Pa.; a son, Douglas and his wife, Tina, of Charlottesville; two sisters, Eunice Brown of Norfolk and Gladys Anderson of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Cedric Kirkland-Harris. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial service by the Lambda Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. immediately followed by a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Graves Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Negro Fund or Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church.
Robert G. Bowerman
He was born in Napoleon on Sept. 27, 1925. He served honorably as an aviator in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. He was a plank owner on the USS Coral Sea. Most recently, he was employed by Cape Henry Hardware. He served as treasurer of the Tidewater Woodworkers Guild for 20 years, and was an active member of Holy Family Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Bruns Bowerman of Virginia Beach; a son, Peter J. Bowerman, also of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Kathleen L. Bowerman of Durham, N.C., and Ann M. Bowerman of Herndon, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Church of the Holy Family by Fr. Richard T. Mooney and Fr. C.W. Gerloff, cousin of Helen Bruns Bowerman. Burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, where the family will remain until 7 p.m. to receive friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Viola S. Faulkner
She was a member of Faith Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Faulkner was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert.
She is survived by three daughters, Roy Ann Finley of Elizabeth City, N.C., Bessie Marie Liverman of Virginia Beach and Linda Lee Glover of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, David Ray Faulkner of Rescue, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Emmett Diggs. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.
Mazie B. Cribb
She was born in Lexington, N.C., and was the widow of William McKinley Cribb. She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include three daughters, Catherine L. McCabe and Margaret E. Burnette, both of Virginia Beach, and Linda C. Sifford of Norfolk; three sons, Luther C. Cribb and Bobby M. Cribb, both of Chesapeake, and Joseph A. Cribb of Virginia Beach; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, William G. Cribb and Marshall L. Cribb, and a grandson, William M. Cribb.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Pastor James Meads. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Lillian T. Price
A native of Waverly, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Turner and Naomi Dunlow Turner. She was an area leader for Old Dominion Peanut Corp.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Eugene Price; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn P. and Mike Munford of Suffolk; grandchildren, Heather Munford, Eric Munford and Nathan Munford; great-granddaughter, Lexis Munford; sisters, Virginia T. Yopp of Concord, Va., Marie T. Cross of Portsmouth and Ann T. Simmons of Courtland, Va.; and brother, Melvin Turner of Jacksonville, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. T.A. Powell. Interment will be private. Friends may join the family after the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Unit, P.O. Box 1413, Suffolk VA 23434.
Margaret W. Foster
She was the widow of the former superintendent of Sussex County Public Schools, T.D. Foster Sr., and a native of Pungoteague, Va.
Survivors include a son, Talmage D. Foster Jr. of Yorktown, and a daughter, Dr. Margaret Carter Foster of New York. Her parents were the late Annie Elizabeth James Waterfield and William Thomas Waterfield.
Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, is handling arrangements.
Archie N. Dryden
Born in Miona, Va., he was a retired carpenter and a former employee of Virginia Ferry Corp. He was a member of Mears Memorial United Methodist Church, a former mayor and town council member.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Dryden of Chesapeake; a son, Wallace Dryden of Durham, N.C.; three sisters, Helen Esham of Salisbury, Md., Elizabeth Marshall of Hallwood, Va., and Audrey Leonard of New Church, Va.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Madeline Mason.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mears Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock, by the Rev. Charles Wiest, the Rev. Roy Neff, and the Rev. Alvin Powers.
Flowers or memorial donations may be made to Mears Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Donald Hart, P.O. Box 100, Keller, VA 23401. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge.
Pauline J. Allsbrook
Frances W. Fenner
She was born in Hampshire, Ill., and was a grocery store owner and operator. She was predeceased by her parents, Libby and Alonza Williams; her husband, Sherman Fenner; and a son, Alvin Fenner.
She is survived by a son, Donald Fenner and wife, Joan, of Edenton; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Fenner of Liverpool, N.Y.; two sisters, Vera Johnson of Clay, N.Y., and Verna Johnson of Palermo, N.Y.; six grandchildren, John Fenner, Kathryn Heil, Maureen Faller, James Fenner, Judy Fenner and Andrew Fenner; and four great-grandchildren, Colin Fenner, Lauren Faller, Brandon Roberts and Danille Roberts.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery in Mexico, N.Y. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers or donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Association, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814.
William B. Harrell
Lillian D. Phelps
``Aunt Lil'' lived a beautiful, Christian life and was loved by all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E., and four children, Robert Edwin, John Lee, Carolyn Faye and Edward Lee.
She was a native of Washington County, N.C., a homemaker and a member of Colerain Baptist Church.
Surviving are 10 nieces, Betty Peele, Arline Riddick, both of Colerain, Dottie Phillips of Littleton, Colo., Inez Norris of Edenton, N.C., Shirley Ashley of Kernersville, N.C., Mary Beth Newbern of Forest, Va., Carol DuFouw of Lenoir, N.C., Lydia Barber of King George, Va., Iris Ann Stamper of Port Republic, Md., and Myna Phelps of LaGrange, N.C.; and two nephews, Mark Peele of San Antonio, Texas, and Bill Taylor of LaGrange.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, by the Rev. Arthur Kirk. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Merritt and Betty Peele, 2629 N.C. Highway 45 North, Colerain.
James E. Revelle Jr.
Sarah L. Twine
Mrs. Twine was born in Wilson and reared in Portsmouth, and had been a resident of Durham since 1970. She was a retired employee with the Durham public school system as a cafeteria manager of Rogers Herr Middle School. Mrs. Twine had been married for 48 years. She was the daughter of the late Ohnie Hubert Deans.
Surviving are her husband, James Twine; her mother, Hattie Lucille Deans; a daughter, Suzanne Twine Choplin; a son, Kenneth Eric Twine, all of Durham; a sister, Nannie Lou Rhoney of Zuni, Va.; and five grandchildren, Amanda Choplin Hicks, Heidi Chambers, Eric Allen Twine, Carl Edward Choplin III and Christopher Michael Twine.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Clements Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Doug Skinner. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to flood relief agencies in North Carolina.
Howard D. Mull
Elsie H. Whitford
She was born in Norfolk County on March 25, 1917, the daughter of the late Joseph R. Hollowell and Mary Etta Tyus and wife of the late Jack Donald Whitford. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Linwood Hollowell.
Mrs. Whitford graduated from Deep Creek High School and was a member of Cradock Baptist Church in Chesapeake.
She is survived by a son, Jack Donald Whitford of Ruckersville; two daughters, Shirley W. Payne and her husband, Allen B., of Eure, N.C., Linda R. Morris and her husband, Matthew M. of Ruckersville; a sister, Mrs. Charles L. Cofer of Smithfield; two granddaughters, Melissa M. Pritchett and her husband, Kent, and Amanda L. Morris, all of Ruckersville; and a great-grandson, Anthony M. Pritchett.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hill & Wood Funeral Chapel with Frank Forehand officiating. Interment will be in Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Stuart W. Lasky
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Gloria Lasky, who was continually at his bedside during his illness. He also is survived by his son, Steven Lasky; his daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Richard Hijazi of Oakland, Calif.; his beloved mother, Yetta Lasky; his dear brother, Alan Lasky; a nephew, Brian Lasky; a niece, Ellyn Lasky, all of Virginia Beach; and a niece, Ricki Lasky of Pinehurst, N.C.
A loving father, a devoted husband, a wonderfully warm and friendly man, Stuart will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. An avid tennis player and Latin dancer, Stuart was ``the life of the party'' and was always there for those who needed him.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Stuart's name be made to the Leukemia Society of America.