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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
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
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
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
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
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
Margaret S. Morgan
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
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
Mary A. Wallace
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
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.
The memorial service will be held at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel,
on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Thelma L. Davis
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
Frances W. Johnson
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.
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
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.
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.
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
John E. Watson
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
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,
Helen B. Fitchett
James E. Marshall
Mildred D. West
Anita B. Ishman
Delbert B. Schmitz
Sandra A. Wallace
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
Paul A. Harrell
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.
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
Margaret R. Goodwin
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.