Miscellaneous Chesapeake County, Virginia Obituaries
- OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY
LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH
UTILITY - MARRIAGE
|C. Fran Bergamo
CHESAPEAKE -- Clara Frances ``Fran'' Bergamo, 69, died Dec. 22, 1999, at Chesapeake General Hospital.
Fran retired from Grosse Pointe Michigan Public Schools as an executive secretary after 20 years. She was a member of Avalon Church of Christ, Chesapeake Newcomers Club and a founding member of Dreamers & Achievers Investment Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Bergamo Dove and her husband, David; two brothers, James K. Dunn and R. Donald Dunn of Michigan; two grandsons, Austin Taylor Dove and Jordan David Dove; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Avalon Church of Christ, 844 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Minister Jimmy Bennett. Interment will be in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to H.E.R. Shelter, P.O. Box 2187, Portsmouth, VA 23702, or to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. Tidewater Funeral Choices is handling arrangements.
George W. Blanchard Jr.
Born in Portsmouth, he retired as a lieutenant from the Indian Creek Correctional Center after 13 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Linda M. Blanchard; a son, Lamario George Miller; his parents, Laura and George W. Blanchard Sr.; four sisters, Sabrina Blanchard, Sheila Jackson, Shanquay Parker and Manteka Phillips; six brothers, Dornell Parker, Antonio Blanchard, Gary Blanchard, Maurice Blanchard, Ricky Jackson and Richard Brown; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Randolph Beverly. Burial with military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Monday.
She was born in Boston, Mass., and was the widow of Merdith Straw. She was a retired telephone operator with AT&T. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Great Bridge Senior Citizens, and Cambridge Square Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris J. Thomas of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Donald and Kenneth Straw.
Services will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Barbara T. Wilson
Mrs. Wilson was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., and was the daughter of the late Edgar Raymond and Alice Watts Thornton. She was the widow of Rex Beatty Wilson.
Survivors include a nephew, John Thornton of San Diego, Calif.; two nieces, Della E. Brod and Barbara Thomason and her husband, Col. Dana Thomason, U.S. Army retired, all of Chesapeake; five grand nephews and three grand nieces.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Burial will be private in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Cora Mae Cahoon
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Cooper of Virginia Beach and Elsie Armstrong of Creswell, and a brother, Sam Patrick, also of Creswell.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
John R. Ford Sr.
NORFOLK -- John Richard Ford Sr., 78, of the 5400 block of Powhatan Ave., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at his residence. He was the retired owner of the Frank R. Ford Jewelry Store in Norfolk. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Charles Linwood Ford and Grace MacKimmie Ford.
Mr. Ford was a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, was a past worshipful master of Ruth Masonic Lodge, No. 89, a member of Grice Commandry No. 16, Knights Templar, John Walters Royal Arch Chapter No. 68, and Khedive Shrine Temple. He was a past president of the Virginia Jewelers Association and was named in the ``Who's Who'' of the jewelry industry. He was also a member of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and was a former member of the board of directors for the Tidewater Better Business Bureau, Tidewater Heart Association, Tidewater Multiple Sclerosis Society, Retail Merchants Association and the Downtown Norfolk Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the second junior vice commander of the Bernard Hines Chapter No. 21 of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Winifred Bodnam Ford; two daughters, Elaine Ford Brunson and her husband, Duffy, of Paeonian Springs, Va., and Catherine Ford Moss and her husband, John, of Norfolk; a son, John Richard Ford Jr. and his wife, Lin, of Norfolk; 10 loving grandchildren; and a cousin, William Elliott of Syracuse, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church by Dr. John R. Monroe. Burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the American Cancer Society. Cox Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary L. Goddard
She was born in Hickory, N.C., and was the widow of Frederick A. Goddard. She was a member of Oceanview Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty G. Morris and her husband, William C., of Virginia Beach; a son, Edward L. Goddard of Norfolk; and a sister, Elsie Lowrance of Canton, N.C.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Oceanview Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Arthur F. Jensen. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oceanview Presbyterian Memorial Fund.
Michael J. Gutberlet
Born in California, Mr. Gutberlet was a retired math teacher with First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach and a life member of the National Education Association. He was a drum maker and made Native American drums.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda J. Gutberlet; a son, Shawn M. Gutberlet of Norfolk; a brother, Louis G. Gutberlet of Suwannee, Ga.; and a sister, Mary E. Gutberlet of Richmond.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church by Father Paschal Kneip. Friends may join the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Edna K. May
Sue C. Rice
She was born and educated in Farmville, Va., in Prince Edward County. She moved to Norfolk in 1941 to open a Defense Nursery School in Benmorrell Navy Project for Navy children. In 1947, Miss Rice joined the Norfolk Parks and Recreation and served the city for 28 years. She was a member of Ocean View Presbyterian Church since 1951. Miss Rice was a past member of the Chesapeake Art Association and displayed her art work in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake.
Survivors include a nephew, William R. Feagin of Columbia, S.C.; great-nephews, and a great-niece.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Charles F. Speight Jr. and the Rev. Arthur F. Jensen. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Ocean View Presbyterian Church.
Curtis W. Barnes Jr.
He was born in Portsmouth and was a retired truck driver with Global Van Lines with 40 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Pauline Barnes; a daughter, Linda M. Barnes; his mother, Pauline Barnes; a sister, Florence Artis, all of Portsmouth; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Monday. The body will be taken to the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Alvin S. Kornegay
Born in Norfolk to the late Lela and Phillip Kornegay, he was the youngest of three children. He attended the Norfolk Public School System. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sheetmetal Shop in 1984 after 35 years of civil service.
In 1951, he married Esther Mae Stone and out of that union came four children. Alvin is with Esther now, who went on to glory in 1979. He leaves three daughters, Deborah A. Williams of Hampton, Beverly A.K. Smith and Shari Haynes of Portsmouth; a son, Alvin S. Kornegay Jr. of Maryland; a devoted sister, Iness Huey of Norfolk; and a special aunt, Maggie Hines of Temple Hill, Md. His grandchildren, Shari, Nicole, Vincent, Monica, Tyler and Marcus, were his most treasured jewels. There are nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he leaves with fond memories. He will be absent from the body but not from the heart of a loyal and loving friend.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, Portsmouth; American Legion Post 190, Portsmouth; and Raising Sun No. 2 Masonic Lodge, Norfolk. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
A homecoming service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, by the Rev. T.M. Steele, pastor. The family will be at 907 Mineo Lane and will assemble there for the service. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Monday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment with military and Masonic honors will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Chester Z. Mason Sr.
Born in Margarettsville, N.C., he was retired from the Portsmouth Sanitation Department after 28 years. He was a member and deacon of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, where he had been a former usher and former member of the male chorus. Mr. Mason was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Mason; three daughters, Helen M. James, Pamela O. Gutshall, Delores A. Mason; three sons, Chester Z. Mason Jr., Jimmie L. Mason and Randolph Mason; two sisters, Florida Cumbo and Susie Overton; two brothers, Rufus Mason and Clinton Mason; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his second daughter, Sheila L. Mason.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. Curtis L. Edmonds. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.
Alfred E. McLawhorn
A native of Tarboro, N.C., he was employed as a truck driver at the time of his death. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 898 and Tidal Wave Masonic Lodge No. 273.
Survivors include his wife, Janice H. McLawhorn; a son, Mark E. McLawhorn of Chesapeake; two sisters, Patricia Ratliff of Chesapeake and Shirley Wainwright of Ayden, N.C.; and a grandson, Jeffrey M. McLawhorn.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Ernie Myers. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Edward J. Newsome
He was born in Union, N.C., and was a retired wharf builder helper from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek with 30 years of service. He was a member of Celestial Baptist Church in Portsmouth and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara B. Newsome of Portsmouth; four sons, Dwight Jones of Mitchellville, Md., R. Jeffrey Jones of Alexandria, Va., Steven Jones of Frederick, Md., and Craig Jones of Portsmouth; a sister, Elizabeth Cooper of Hampton; a brother, Johnnie Newsome of Portsmouth; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Celestial Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Leon J. Boone. Burial with military honors will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Monday.
Ethel H. Whitehead
Born in Portsmouth, she was a retired food service worker. Mrs. Whitehead was a member and deaconess of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir. She was also a member of the Tidewater Deacon & Deaconess Association.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert M. Whitehead; a daughter, Cheryl Whitehead; a sister, Sarah Jones; an uncle, Leroy Grimes; an aunt, Helen A. Doughty; two nephews, Charles Hunter Sr. and Johnnie Hunter; a niece, Cleo Barringer; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Smith Jr. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Willie O.J. Wynn
She was born in Bertie County, Windsor, N.C., and was the widow of Dabney Wynn. She retired from the Housekeeping Department of Portsmouth Naval Hospital. She was a member of Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth, the Loyal Workers Club and Jolly Workers Club.
She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing will begin at noon Tuesday in Corprew Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday for the procession to the church.
A resident of Virginia Beach since 1954, he was a prominent home builder in the Hampton Roads area for more than 35 years. He was the owner of Tidewater Building Corp. and J.C. Dodd Realty.
He was a Master Mason and a member of Kempsville Lodge No. 196, A.F.&A.M., a 32nd-degree Mason in the Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies, a member of Khedive Temple and past captain of the Khedive Temple Motor Patrol. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by two sons, James Christopher Dodd and Mark Glanding Dodd; two daughters, Melissa N. Dodd and Amanda Jane Dodd; a brother, Joseph M. Dodd; a sister, Marjorie Snow Parsons, all of Virginia Beach; and a grandson, Shiloh Ras Brown.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Dale Burden. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Vernelle P. Forrest
Born in Jonesville, Va., she was a retired purchasing agent from the Norfolk Naval Air Station with 25 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph S. Forrest; two daughters, Valerie Dressler and Karen Bailey; a sister, Jean Howell, all of Chesapeake; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Frank Hughes Jr. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, and at 4011 Ridgewood Court, Chesapeake, at all other times. Memorial donations should be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marian P. Jackson
Sallie D. McKenzie
She was born in Machipongo, Va., on Jan. 17, 1924, the daughter of Howard Franklin Dunton and Susie Nottingham Dunton.
Sallie was a homemaker, retired executive secretary from the YWCA and the financial secretary at Community United Methodist Church for a number of years. She had been an active member of Community United Methodist Church since 1952.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George Marshall McKenzie; a son, Wayne McKenzie; a daughter, Linda M. Strickland and her husband, Gerald Strickland; three grandsons, Jason, Stephen and Mark McKenzie, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, Franklin Dunton and his wife, Ann, of Nassawadox; two sisters, Helen Dunton Fitchett of Norfolk and Lola Dunton Bagot and her husband, Lawrence, of Alexandria; and nieces, nephews and cousins, including Alida Dunton Yagley.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Community United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach by Dr. G. Keith Almond. Burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Community United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1072 Old Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
Virginia B. Hicks
She was a native of Nansemond County, Va., and a former owner and operator of Suffolk Floral Gardens. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Gibson C. Hicks, on Dec. 6, 1999. She was a member of Cypress Chapel Christian Church and the Nettie Harrell Bible Class. She was a member of the Liberty Spring Senior Citizens Club and was a former president. She was the daughter of the late William Clifton Brinkley and Martha Rountree Brinkley.
Survivors include nieces and nephews; a sister and her husband, Dorothy Montee Harvell and Cliff Harvell of Suffolk; and a brother and his wife, James Vernon Brinkley and Virginia R. Brinkley of Suffolk.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cypress Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. John R. Kimball and the Rev. Willis I. Dowling. Burial will be in Cypress Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hill Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of James V. Brinkley, 1268 Cypress Chapel Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Contributions may be made to the Cypress Chapel Christian Church Memorial Fund at 1891 Cypress Chapel Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Margaret W. Foster
She lived most her adult life in Waverly, where she was active in community, church and school affairs. Her husband, T.D. Foster Sr., was superintendent of Sussex County Schools from 1925 until he died in 1960. She supported him in many ways, working for a short time as an unpaid secretary and often providing meals and hospitality in her home for teachers and school officials. She was a charter member of the Waverly Women's Club and the Women's Society of Christian Service of Waverly Methodist Church.
She was born Jan. 18, 1902, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and grew up in Pungoteague, the youngest of 10 children.
She is survived by two children, Talmage D. Foster Jr. of Yorktown, Va., and Margaret Carter Foster of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; three grandchildren, David T. Foster of Winchester, Va., Elizabeth Foster Beauchamp of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Catherine Foster Payne of Richmond; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan T. Foster and Carter A. Beauchamp.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield. A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the family plot in Waverly Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Waverly Rescue Squad or to Waverly Methodist Church.
Evelyn L. Eure
Survivors include her husband, Darden C. Eure; three daughters, Erlene Joyner of Aulander, Vicki Sharp of Burlington and Brenda Overton of Ahoskie; three sons, Raymond Felton, Bobby Askew and William Askew, all of Ahoskie; three sisters, Frances Asche of Colerain, Mattie Lea Boyce of Tyner and Nancy Brown of Gatesville; three brothers, L.B. Lawrence Jr. of Suffolk, Bill Lawrence of Gatesville and Tom Lawrence of Laexa, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Creech Memorial Baptist Church, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Larry Soblotne. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie. Burial will be in Ahoskie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to University Health Care Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.
Alfred H. Everett
Fevronia P. Kalevas
She was a member of St. Constantine-Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Kalevas of Fayetteville, Helen Moyers of Virginia Beach and Georgia Kalevas of Fayetteville; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Moyers of Virginia Beach.
A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Constantine Helen-Greek Orthodox Church by the Rev. Chrysostom Manuel. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, where a trisagon service will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Constantine-Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oakridge Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28305, to the Cancer Foundation or to a favorite charity.
Linwood E. Pritchard
James Moore Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Moore; two daughters, Gwendolyn Moore and Sonya Moore, all of Brooklyn; three sons, Daryl Moore and his wife, Patrice, of Illinois, James Moore Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa., and Reuben Moore of Brooklyn; his mother, Eula Moore of Portsmouth; a sister, Mary Chappell of Portsmouth; a special nephew and his wife, Lenwood and Nancy Winfield of Bronx, N.Y.; two special friends, Nancy Whetstone and Robert Smith of Brooklyn; and a host of grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, James Moore.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Third Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will be at the home of his mother, 7 Jamal Court, Portsmouth, and will assemble there. The family will also receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home, Portsmouth.
Martha C. Sykes
Mrs. Sykes was born in Gatesville, N.C., the daughter of the late Lonnie S. and Ethel Harrell Carter. Mrs. Sykes had lived for the past six years in California with her daughter, Carlene. Prior to moving, she had lived in Portsmouth and Marepas, La. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was the beloved mother of Carlene W. Calderone of Carlsbad, Rudyette Sarvis of Prairieville, La., and Betty Payne of Florida. She also is survived by three sisters, Myrtle McComb of Newport News, Virginia Mullen of Eure and Carrie Oliver of Lady Lake, Fla.; a brother, Dick Carter of Eure; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow in Gatesville Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and at other times at the home of her brother in Eure.