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Earnest A. Cooper
CHESAPEAKE -- Earnest Alton Cooper, 81, of the 1400 block of S. Bayberry Court, died Sept. 11, 1998, in his home.

He was a native of Phoenix City, Ala. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 23 years of service, and from civil service with 27 years of service. He was the widower of Jerrine Cooper.

He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Jean Cogswell of Woodbridge, Va.; his son, Earnest A. Cooper Jr. of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Gary Allen Longenecker of Atlanta, Ga., Alex Cogswell, Clay Cogswell and Chase Cogswell, all of Woodbridge, Va.; and one great-grandchild, Calib Longenecker.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rosewood Memorial Park by Dr. Danny L. Owens. Friends may visit the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Azalea Baptist Church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Robert L. Dunning Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Robert Lee Dunning Sr., 68, of the 2500 block of Lofurno Road, died Sept. 12, 1998, in a Chesapeake hospital.

A native of Ahoskie, N.C., he retired from E. Caligari & Son as a painter. He was an Army veteran of Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Dunning; three daughters, Brenda Fletcher and husband, Mel, of Richmond, Janice West and husband, Nelson, of Chesapeake, Sue Mick and husband, Terry, of Chesapeake; one son, Robert L. Dunning Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Martinsburg, W.Va. ; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Allen L. Dooley. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Florence E. Makarewicz
CHESAPEAKE -- Florence E. ``Bird Lady'' Makarewicz, 57, of the 1500 block of Campostella Road, died Sept. 6, 1998. Survivors include her husband, Simon S. Makarewicz; a daughter, Dora Olfers; her mother, Dora Southers; two sisters, Margaret Smith and JoAnn Blue; and a brother, Robert Olfers. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 1561 Campostella Road, Lot 135, in Chesapeake.

Wilbur G. Bartlett
NORFOLK -- Wilbur Graham Bartlett, 82, of the 1300 block of Longwood Drive, died Sept. 10, 1998. A graveside service will be held later in the week at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery, Suffolk. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Addie O. Hardy
NORFOLK -- Addie O. Hardy, of the 700 block of Marshall Ave., died Sept. 9, 1998. She was a retired school teacher and native of Norfolk.

She is survived by two sisters, Martha Smith and Naomi Gains, both of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A funeral will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Bishop Anthony Moses in the Norfolk Chapel of Community Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Inez P. Meekins
NORFOLK -- Inez Parker Meekins, of the 2500 block of Jasper Court, a retired high school math teacher in the Norfolk Public School System, died Sept. 11, 1998, after a brief illness.

Inez was born in Murfreesboro, N.C., where she attended Chowan Women's College, from which she received two diplomas. Her first job was as a school teacher in Stumpy Point, N.C., where she met her husband of 62 years, S. Warren Meekins. During World War II the family moved to Norfolk to join in the war effort and she began her Norfolk teaching career at Ruffner. She went on to teach for 30 years in Norfolk, including lengthy stints at Maury and Lake Taylor High Schools.

Inez was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron of Berkley Chapter No. 52 in 1951-52 and as Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Virginia in 1962-63. She also served in numerous other offices and honorary positions within the O.E.S. both in statewide and national capacities. In addition to her activities in the O.E.S., which she dearly loved, Mrs. Meekins was an active member of Miles Memorial Methodist Church and later, St. John's United Methodist Church, both in Norfolk. She was also active in several charitable endeavors including serving on the Boards of the Arthritis Foundation and the Eastern Star Home in Richmond.

Survivors include her sons, Melvin C. Meekins and his wife, Mary, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Samuel W. Meekins Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daynor C. Shephard officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Inez P. Meekins Scholarship Fund, c/o Berkley Chapter No. 52, Edith Young, secretary, 2216 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake, Va. 23325-4914.

Zelda J. Miller
NORFOLK -- Zelda Jones Miller, 94, died Sept. 11, 1998, in her home. She was the widow of Grady Francis Miller of Norfolk and the daughter of the late Emmett Thomas and Ida Jones of LaCrosse, Va.

Mrs. Miller was a teacher in the Norfolk Public School system for 35 years, teaching at Taylor School, Patrick Henry School, Lee School and Northside Junior High School. After retiring as a teacher, she did volunteer work for Sentara Hospital; The United Way; and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, where she served as a docent. For a number of years she was a member of the Royster Circle of the King's Daughters. She was a long-time member of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her sister, Elsie J. Hale of Portsmouth; a daughter and son-in-law, Elsie and George Holliday of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a daughter, Madeline E. Miller of Philadelphia; four granddaughters, Joanna Stewart Felts of Virginia Beach, Mary Beth Stewart of Norfolk, Kimberly Crawford Stewart of Norfolk, and Madeline Eliot Miller of Philadelphia, Pa.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Chaplain Robert H. Warren.

The family will receive friends at her residence, 1214 S. Fairwater Drive in Norfolk, today from 4 to 6 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, is in charge.

Evelyn C. Poland
NORFOLK -- Evelyn C. Poland, 87, died Sept. 6, 1998, in DePaul Medical Center. She was a native of New York City, the widow of Otto Poland and a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn H., and her husband, Jose M. Romero, of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Romero and her husband, Keith Kibiloski, of Virginia Beach, and Jose A. Romero of Norfolk; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Alanna Romero-Kibiloski, both of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Lawrence O. Romero.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Nannie P. White
NORFOLK -- Nannie Payne White, 89, of the 2500 block of Grandy Ave., died in a local hospital on Sept. 11, 1998.

Mrs. White was born in Portsmouth and was the widow of James Howard White and was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara W. McCabe and husband, Robert, of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Howard R. McCabe of Norfolk and Douglas M. McCabe of Virginia Beach; one granddaughter, Tracey M. Jensen of Maryland; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Cory and Nichole.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Ralph A. Stalter.

Friends may join the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, for viewing and visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Sarah G. Bowman

PORTSMOUTH -- Sarah Gibson Bowman, 86, of the 5900 block of Campbell St., died Sept. 10, 1998, in Maryview Medical Center.
Mrs. Bowman was a member of Grove Baptist Church where she was a gospel choir member and a missionary. She was also a member of the Love and Charity Lodge and Marian Chapter No. 107, Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Johnnie Bowman Sr. and the daughter of the late Cornelia and George Gibson.

Survivors include her stepdaughter, Evelyn Morrisette; four sons, Wilbert Gibson, Johnnie Bowman, Linwood Bowman and Burnett Bowman; two sisters, Estelle G. White and Deliah Gibson; a brother, Wilroy E. Gibson; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three daughters-in-law, Corinne C. Gibson, Joyce W. Bowman and Joyce A. Bowman.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Grove Baptist Church by Dr. Melvin O. Marriner Sr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Jon L. Devreaux

PORTSMOUTH -- Jon L. Devreaux, 26, of the 700 block of Cherokee Road, died Sept. 3, 1998.
He was employed by Maryview Medical Center through Accustaff and was a member of Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Virginia ``Dionne'' Devreaux and Bricy Devreaux; two sisters, April L. Devreaux and Brichelle O. Devreaux; and several other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday by the Rev. J. Michael Little in Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will assemble at 2511 Peach St. for the procession. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Melvin H. Parker
PORTSMOUTH -- Melvin Hinton Parker, 75, of Bainbridge Ave., died Sept. 10, 1998, at a Portsmouth hospital.

Born in Ahoskie, N.C., a son of the late John Henry Parker and the late Addie Savage Parker. He was a retired state inspector at High St. Amoco Station and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church, Portsmouth Moose Lodge No. 898, where he received the Fellowship Degree, and the Sunshine Club at Temple Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Burkholder Parker; a daughter, Carolyn Parker Wyatt of Portsmouth; two stepdaughters, Karen B. White of Hertford, N.C., and Cindy B. Chaney of Roxboro, N.C.; a stepson, Tim Burkholder of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy Irwin of Chesapeake; two brothers, Gordon ``Red'' Parker and Jerry Parker, both of Driver, Va.; two grandchildren, Amber and Josh Wyatt; eight stepgrandchildren, Brian and Eric White, Christyn and Jason Burkholder, Brandon Chaney, Erin and Melissa Petefish, Amber P. Critcher; two great-grandchildren, Brent White and Haley Critcher; and his cat, ``Pumpkin.'' He was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Parker; a stepson, Larry E. Burkholder; a brother, Harold Parker and sister-in-law, Marian.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Moose Rites by the Rev. John M. Brackin III and the Rev. William E. Kube. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church or to a charity of the sender's choice.

Nancy W. Bridwell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancy Wittman Bridwell, 68, of the 5600 block of Anthony Road, died Sept. 11, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was the widow of Paul W. Bridwell.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Bridwell-Vallone and her husband, Joseph G. Vallone, of Woodsfield, Ohio; a son, Wayne Bridwell and his wife, Cheryl, of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Alice Goetz and Inez Pilarski of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Holly Christine Bridwell of Fairfax, Va., Michael Allan Bridwell, Anthony Paul Vallone and Jason Alexander Vallone, all of Woodsfield, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Alice M. Bridwell of Tuscon, Ariz.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church by Father Dwight Schrader. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a rosary service held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, at 7 p.m. today where the family will remain until 9 p.m. to receive friends.

Morris T. Buckelew
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Morris Thomas Buckelew, 79, a retired vice president of Said Inc., a Falls Church-based firm, and a licensed commercial pilot, died Aug. 22, 1998, at a Virginia Beach nursing home of stroke complications. A longtime Washington, D.C., area resident, he retired to Virginia Beach in 1989.

Mr. Buckelew attended the University of Virginia and the National Law School in Washington, D.C. In World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps and transferred to the Army Air Corps, flying combat missions in the New Guinea theater as a B-25 bomber pilot. He maintained his commercial, multi-engine, and instrument pilot ratings well into his late 60s, eventually logging more than 30,000 flying hours. An amateur radio operator, Mr. Buckelew was a member of the Society of Wireless Pioneers.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Few Buckelew of Virginia Beach; three sons, Roger C., of Burke, Bruce N., of Virginia Beach, Daniel V. of McLean; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 4672 Haywood Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23455. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Myers Chapel, Arlington, Va. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette S. Canfield
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jeanette Smith Canfield, 74, of the 700 block of Brinson Arch, passed away Sept. 7, 1998, in Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Canfield was the widow of John F. Canfield. She was a homemaker and loving mother, and lived in the area most of her life. She also was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, for many years.

Survivors include three daughters, Chris Joesting and her husband, Michael, of North Carolina, Paula Webster and her husband, Robert, of Virginia Beach, and Pamela Kincaid of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren, Amber, Danielle, Matthew, Katherine, David, Jason, Corie, and Shepard; and one great-grandchild, Jasmine.

There will be a memorial service Monday at 4 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Stuart Saul. Burial will be private. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Sadie M. Lamb
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sadie M. Lamb, of the 1900 block of Pleasant Ridge Road, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 1998.

Mrs. Lamb was a native of Princess Anne County. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, where she was the church recording secretary and a member of the usher board and senior choir.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin L. Lamb Sr. of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Jennifer Lofton and her husband, John Lofton, and Paula Lamb, all of Virginia Beach; one son, Alvin L. Lamb Jr. of Virginia Beach; a sister, Della M. Walker of Virginia Beach; three brothers, John C. Walker Jr., Stanley Walker, and Calvin Walker, all of Virginia Beach; one granddaughter, Brittney Lamb of Virginia Beach; aunts, Winnie Cuffee, Pearl Holloway, and Losie James, all of Virginia Beach; a mother-in-law, Lillian Hill; six sisters-in-law, Margaret Owens, Darnell Uzzle, Yvonne Olds, Kathleen Madden, Bernice Walker, and Doretha Lamb; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Lamb and Oliver Owens Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. John Haynes. Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Helen L. Sandusky
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Lucille Sandusky, 66, of the 3700 block of Old Forge Road, died Sept. 11, 1998, in Norfolk.

She was born in Franklin County, N.C.

Survivors include her husband, Howard E. Sandusky; daughter, Teresa M. Sandusky of Chesapeake; four sons, Howard E. Sandusky Jr. and his wife, Patty, Michael Sandusky, James D. Sandusky and Joseph A. Sandusky, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Kathleen Murphy of Henderson, N.C., Irene Tillotson of Stovall, N.C.; a brother, Ben Hale of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Greg, Crystal, Tanner and Carly; and a great-granddaughter, Lexus.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ernest Trueblood. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Esther W. Brisbois
SUFFOLK -- Esther W. Brisbois, 86, died Sept. 9, 1998. She was a native of Nansemond County. At her request no services will be held. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home provided information.

Douglas Colbert
SUFFOLK -- Douglas ``Doug'' Colbert, 69, of the 400 block of Culloden St., died Sept. 10, 1998. A funeral will be on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Crocker Funeral Home.

Ernest R. Rodgers
SUFFOLK -- Ernest Richard Rodgers, of the 3200 block of Holland Road, died Sept. 12, 1998, in Luray, Va. Funeral arrangements are pending. Harrell Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge.

Vanessa Stephenson
SUFFOLK -- Vanessa Stephenson, 68, of the 1800 block of Hoseia Road, died Sept. 11, 1998, in Obici Hospital, after a long illness.

A native of North Carolina, she was the daughter of Pearl J. and William Nash Stephenson. She was a member of Macedonia AMEZ Church.

Survivors include her brother, Emmett Stephenson of Franklin; and four sisters, Catherine Goodman of Suffolk, Beatrice Branch of Conway, N.C., Louise Tyner of Woodland, N.C., and Vergie Mae Branch of Severn, N.C.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Macedonia AMEZ Church with burial in the Stephenson Family Cemetery. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.

Joyce M. Heath
CAPE CHARLES -- Joyce Moore Heath, 65, of the 200 block of Madison Ave., died Sept. 11, 1998, in her home.

A native of Keller, Va., she was the daughter of the late Malvin and Virgie Taylor Moore. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Cape Charles Young Womans Club, and the Northampton Country Club.

She is survived by her husband, Robert M. ``Tick'' Heath; her son, Bobby Heath of Cape Charles; her sister, Mary Lena Mears; and brother, Malvin E. ``Sonny'' Moore, both of Newport News.

A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Cape Charles Cemetery by the Rev. Jerry Bishop and the Rev. Bob Cooper. Fox & Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is handling arrangements.

Aurelia A. Reddick
ELIZABETH CITY -- The Rev. Aurelia Atkinson Reddick, of Route 2, Hurdletown Road, died Sept. 11, 1998. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Holy Trinity Community Church, South Road St. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Willie C. Temple
ELIZABETH CITY -- Willie Carroll Temple, 46, of the 600 block of Highway No. 158, died Sept. 11, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Whitney Cemetery (Newland). Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Regina B. Livers
HAMPTON -- Regina B. ``Jeri'' Livers, 81, died Sept. 9, 1998, after a short illness.

Mrs. Livers, daughter of Samuel and Theresa Bradeen was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, and raised in Milo, Maine. After graduating from Farmington Normal School for teachers, she taught in the Bethel, Maine, and Hampton, Va., school systems. She had been a resident of Hampton since 1944 and was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry R. Livers Jr. and a brother, Carl A. Bradeen.

She is survived by two sons, Harry R. Livers III, Ricky Livers and wife Joan; daughter, Priscilla ``Honeybear'' L. Wampler, and husband, Robert; two sisters, Evelyn Page and Carolyn Peacock; two brothers, Joseph Bradeen and Fredrick Bradeen; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services and interment will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Hampton by the Rev. Rodney L. Caulkins.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church. Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

George W. Ashburn
RICHMOND -- George Warner Ashburn, 87, died Sept. 10, 1998.

Mr. Ashburn was a retired paint contractor for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 26 years of service. He was a member and long-term deacon of the Court Street Baptist Church, a member of Urbanna Lodge No. 83 AF&AM, a master Mason for more than 50 years, and an Army veteran of World War II, having landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 1944, with the 29th Infantry Division.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline Hart Ashburn; daughter, Mary Madeline Ashburn; a grandson; his sister, Alma A. Sitterding, all of Richmond; and a number of nieces and nephews.

His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, Richmond, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. today and where a Masonic service will be held at 1:30 p.m. A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary. The family suggests contributions be made to the Court Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund, Portsmouth, or to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, Richmond.

Richard Lawrence
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Richard Lawrence, 74, of the 100 block of Clermont Ave., died Sept. 3, 1998, at his home.

He was born in Isle of Wight to the late Mattie Branch Lawrence and the late Malachi Lawrence. He was a retired custodian for the 88th Precinct Police Department in Brooklyn with 20 years of service.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ricks and Darlene Murphy, both of Franklin; two sisters, Ethle Mae Everett and Irma Lawrence, both of Franklin; an uncle, Vernon Branch of Franklin; grandchildren, Alesia Rawls, Tameka Walloe and Lakala Murphy, all of Franklin, and Renita Symblin of Woodbridge, Va., and stepmother, Willie Mae Lawrence.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Shade Baptist Church, Franklin, by the Rev. Willis Freeman. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. The family will assemble for services at 1 p.m. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.

Tony E. Morris
PITTSBURGH -- Tony E. Morris of the 200 block of South Aikens Ave. died Sept. 10, 1998, in the VA Hospital, Hampton.

Born in Portsmouth, he served two years in the U.S. Army and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal.

Survivors include his daughter, Felicia Sanabria; a son, Yusef Morris; his mother, Goldie V. Morris; a sister, Beverly M. Whittaker; grandchildren, JaJuan Sanabria, Marley Sanabria, Maya Sanabria; his fiancee, Lillian Butler; several cousins, aunts and close family friends. He was predeceased by his father, Bernice F. Morris; and grandparents, James and Lola Allmond, and Frank and Mary Moses.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 2710 Columbus Ave., Portsmouth, by the Rev. Curtis Edmonds. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family and friends will assemble at the family home on Tuesday at noon. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

John L.C. Sullivan
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- John Leicester Contee Sullivan, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 12, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

Mr. Sullivan was born Aug. 7, 1903, in Baltimore, and had moved to Vero Beach a year ago from Virginia Beach, where he lived for 20 years.

He retired as vice president for coal and fuel oil companies in Washington, D.C., after more than 32 years. He received numerous commendations from several U.S. presidents for his dedication, active involvement and leadership in civic and business affairs of the District of Columbia. He was a vestryman for St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. He was an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach.

Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Williams Sullivan, in January 1998; father, Charles A. Sullivan; mother, Elizabeth B.C. Sullivan; brother, Charles S.C. Sullivan; and sisters, Elizabeth S. Kirby and Anna S. Hofmann.

He is survived by a daughter, Jonan C. Savery of North Hutchinson Island, Fla.; a son, John C. Sullivan of Seoul, Korea; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.

A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date at the Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Sullivan. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach.

Marion A. Carr
CHESAPEAKE -- Marion A. Carr died Sept. 14, 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Will R. Carr of Chesapeake; one daughter, Yvonne Carr Franklin; one son-in-law, John S. Franklin; a special friend, Rose Marshall, all of Virginia Beach; an aunt, Dorothy Majors of Chesapeake; mother-in-law, Lola Foley of Bowling Green, Ky.

A private memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc.

Helen C. Heflin
CHESAPEAKE -- Helen Carol Heflin died in a Clarksburg, W.Va., hospital on Sept. 12, 1998. Before her health deterioration, she was a loving mother, dedicated ballroom dancer and an avid golfer. She traveled extensively during her lifetime in the United States, Europe and the Far East.

Survivors include her second husband, Colonel Bruce A. Heflin, U.S. Marine Corps Retired; her sons, Robert Dunn of Woodinville, Wash., Kenneth Dunn of Hillsborough, N.C., and Alan Dunn of Long Beach, Calif; a daughter, Beverly ``B.J.'' Dunn of Thurmont, Md.; stepson, Bruce Heflin II of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Susan Clark of Alexandria, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

A chapel service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 360 South Port Circle, Suite 104, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452.

Harry Lacy
CHESAPEAKE -- Harry Lacy of the 2800 block of Sunrise Ave., died Sept. 10, 1998. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Good News Mission Church of God in Christ, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Dewey H. Burchett Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Dewey Hershel Burchett Sr., 75, of the 100 block of Gee St., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.

He was a retired machinist from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Shop 31, and was a member of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret R. Burchett; two sons, Dewey H. Burchett Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Larry W. Burchett of Richmond; three daughters, Barbara Byrd, Vickey Crittenden and Rosie Joyner, all of Portsmouth; one sister, Bertha Dalton of Ashland, Ky.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Burchett, Joey Byrd, David Crittenden Jr., Bobbie Byrd, Danny Burchett, Eric Crittenden, Ryan Joyner, Bethany Joyner, Lara Burchett, Henry W. Parker Jr., Cindy and Mike Parker; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; his unofficial ``adopted'' children and devoted family friends, Donna Kile and Gary O'Dell.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, Pap Paw, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Heights Baptist Church, Deep Creek Blvd., by Dr. Ted Barton and the Rev. Earl Sutton. Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the residence with formal visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel.

God Bless You, Pap Paw!

Charles A. Craig
PORTSMOUTH -- Charles Augustine Craig, 91, of the 4900 block of W. Norfolk Road, died Sept. 13, 1998, at Maryview Hospital.

A native of Augusta County, Va., he was a retired newspaper foreman. He was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church, Richmond, and the widower of Mamie Sprouse Craig.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances C. Price and her husband, Ira, of Portsmouth and Nancy C. Fortune of Richmond; one sister, Helen White of Staunton, Va.; two brothers, Calvin C. Craig of Staunton and Marshall M. Craig of Verona; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. Harry Bowman. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Myrtle V. Justus
PORTSMOUTH -- Myrtle Virginia Justus, 73, of the 5800 block of Barberry Lane and a native of Hurley, Va., died Sept. 13, 1998, at Maryview Hospital.

Survivors include three sisters, Gertrude Vance and her husband, Dexter, of Portsmouth, Lillian O'Quinn and her husband, Lannis, of Akron, Ohio, and Pearl Justus of Green Cove Springs, Fla.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel by Pastor Larry O'Brien. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Loving Funeral Home, Churchland.

Doris W. Smith
PORTSMOUTH -- Doris Wayland Smith, 91, of the 20 block of Lawrence Circle, died Sept. 13, 1998, at her residence.

Born in Roanoke, Va., she was a retired delinquent-tax clerk from the City of Portsmouth. She was a member of Port Norfolk Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Tidal Wave Lodge No. 9.

Survivors include one daughter, Nell Dickens Baker of Portsmouth; one son, Curman ``Buddy'' Dickens of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Gladys Wayland Hoggard of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren, Ginny Morin Collins of Portsmouth, Frances Whisenhunt of Manassas, Va., Connie Allison of Chesapeake, Doris Land of Chesterfield, Va., James Dickens of Franklin, Tenn., Terry Speight of Houston, Texas, and Christopher Dailey of Chesapeake; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at 2100 Leckie St. in Portsmouth.

Charles White
PORTSMOUTH -- Charles White, 74, of the 4800 block of Deep Creek Blvd., died Sept. 13, 1998, at a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Kentucky, he was a retired painter from Taylor Brothers and was a Baptist. Prior to World War II he was in the Civilian Conservation Corps which helped build the Skyline Drive.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth White; three daughters, Phyllis Eanes of Windsor, Va., Mary May of Ransom, Ky., and Eileen Millard of Chesapeake; one son, Charles White Jr. of Chesapeake; three brothers, Bill White and Clayton White, both of Michigan, and James White of Florida; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Tom Potter. The family will receive friends at the residence. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge.

Evelyn R. Wilkins
PORTSMOUTH -- Evelyn Roberts Wilkins, 87, recently of Kill Devil Hills, died Sept. 14, 1998 in Bretthaven Nursing Center, Nags Head, N.C. Mrs. Wilkins, a native and former resident of Portsmouth, was the widow of William Benjamin Wilkins. Survivors include a sister, Irene Roberts Rollins and her husband, Charles; a brother, James Francis Roberts and his wife, Ruby, all of Kill Devil Hills; a sister-in-law, Sarah Roberts of Portsmouth; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. James Carr. There is no scheduled visitation. Flowers are permitted. Family and friends may view the remains at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth.

Ethlyn O. Williams
PORTSMOUTH -- Ethlyn Odom Williams, 83, of the 2000 block of Colorado Ave., died Sept. 14, 1998, in a Portsmouth hospital.

She was born in Arcola, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Jesse D. and Clara T. Odom. She was the widow of George Vance Williams Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce W. McKinney of Portsmouth, Barbara W. Emert of Davidsonville, Md., Rebecca W. Peters of Portsmouth; two sons, George V. Williams Jr. of Belleville, Ill., and Larry D. Williams of Hayes, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Joyner and Matilda Swanson; two brothers, Jesse Odom Jr. and Millard Odom; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Nelson F. Fields and the Rev. Scott Rimer. Entombment will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Nell F. Ballard
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nell Orene Ferguson Ballard, 74, of the 4400 block of Blackbeard Road, died Sept. 13, 1998, in her home after a long illness. She was born in Craddock, Va., and had lived in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area for 68 years. Nell was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1942, and was also a graduate of Kee Business College. During World War II she worked as a secretary for the Coast Guard and later worked as executive secretary for Admiral Redfield at the University of Virginia. She completed her professional career as an administrative assistant for the Ward's Corner/Ballard Insurance Agencies.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William M. Ballard of Virginia Beach; three children, Lynne, Bill and Dana Ballard, all of the Tidewater area; a sister-in-law, Miriam Anderson of Virginia Beach; and two nieces, Orene McKenzie Blum of Clifton, Va., and Melody Hartranft of Virginia Beach.

Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The Rev. John W. Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23513. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Nell was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, friend and caretaker of all animals. She will be missed by all creatures great and small.

Dean A. Barnett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dean Andrew Barnett, 50, of the 5700 block of Brandon Blvd., died Sept. 11, 1998, in Virginia Beach. Mr. Barnett was a native of Norfolk and a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Norfolk. Survivors include his mother, Mary C. Barnett of Norfolk; his wife, Jacquelyn Barnett of Virginia Beach; his sons, Jonah and Joshua Barnett, both of Norfolk; his brother, Larkin H. Barnett III of Marco Island, Fla.; and numerous other family members and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation by Father Charles Goumenis and Father Savas Constantinou, with burial following at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A Trisagion service will be held today at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, at 7 p.m. There will also be a gathering of friends and family at the Sunset Grill on Virginia Beach Blvd. at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gertrude E. Baylosis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gertrude Estrella ``Grandma GB'' Baylosis, 81, of the 5200 block of Angus Drive, died Sept. 12, 1998, at a local hospital.
Born in Cebu, Philippines, she was the widow of Francisco Espina Baylosis Sr.

Survivors include six daughters, Amelia Baylosis Flores and her husband, Roberto Andrada Flores, of Olangapo, Philippines, Cenona Baylosis Calda of Daly City, Calif., Norma Baylosis Del Mundo and her husband, Gerardo Aquila Del Mundo, of Quezon City, Philippines, Fe Baylosis Baltao and her husband, Tommy Baltao, of Waipahu, Hawaii, Cecille Estrella Baylosis of San Francisco, Calif., Sylvia Baylosis Sanchez and her husband, Reynaldo Dajoyag Sanchez, of Virginia Beach; one son, Francisco Estrella Baylosis Jr. and his wife, Delia Lagrosa Baylosis, of Vallejo, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, Rommel Flores and his wife, Donna Flores, Ronald Flores, Angelica Flores, Melissa Flores, Lani Flores, Maria Christina Arguelles, Fatimah Fe Calda, Maria Victoria Del Mundo, Winfred Francisco Del Mundo, Judy Angela Del Mundo, Judan Anthony Guiao, Jessica Joy Del Mundo, Janet Melissa Del Mundo, Francisco Baylosis III, Matthew Baylosis, Jean-Marie Baylosis, James Baltao, Leilani Baltao, Brian Brannon Biggs, Susan Sanchez Alegre and her husband, Paul Cesar Alegre, Sarah Jane Sanchez and Manuel Diego Wilson; and six great-grandchildren, Racquel Flores, RD Flores, Stephanie Mae Arguelles, Richard Michael Arguelles, Geon Basa and Joseph Riley Basa. She was predeceased by a grandchild, Ricky Sean Sanchez.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Leo Manalo and Father Anselm Ober, O.S.B. Burial will be private. A Christian Wake Service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

George A. DeHoff Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George A. DeHoff Jr., 91, died Sept. 12, 1998. Mr. DeHoff was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late George A. DeHoff Sr. and Mary V. DeHoff. Mr. DeHoff was retired from the accounting division of the Naval Supply Center after 30 years of service, and he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Virginia Beach. Mr. DeHoff was an avid gardener, and he loved his roses. He is survived by his best friend, Arthur B. Rogers of Virginia Beach.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Gregory's Catholic Church by Father Anselm Ober O.S.D. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. A Christian wake service will be held Wednesday evening in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel.

Ethel P. Doyle
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ethel Pauline Doyle, 89, died on Sept. 12, 1998, at Westminster Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, of stroke complications.

Born in Baltimore, Md., and one of 13 children born to William and Alverda Stiegler, she was the widow of Vernon T. Doyle, who predeceased her in 1988.

She was a life member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hyattsville, Md. She moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1937, where she was a resident lastly at 7202 Wells Parkway, Hyattsville, Md., until moving to Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach, Va., in 1982.

Survivors include her only son, Bruce N. Doyle and his wife, Nancy, of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Patrick N. Doyle and his wife, Karen, of Travis AFB, California, and Eric L. Doyle of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Doyle and Toby Doyle; brothers, Albert and Paul Stiegler; and a sister, Edna Schwartz, all of Baltimore.

Burial arrangements to be handled by Loring-Byers Funeral Home in Baltimore, Md.

William E. Garthright
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William E. Garthright, 69, died Sept. 13, 1998, at a local hospital.

A native of Richmond, Va., he was a retired supervisor from AT&T after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea and a member of VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Garthright; one son, William E. Garthright Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va.; one daughter, Kelly Perlowski of Richmond; one sister, Barbara Heath of Maurice, La.; two brothers, Tyler and Earl Garthright, both of Richmond; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Jane M. Jones
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jane Miller Jones, 66, a longtime resident of Colony Point in Norfolk and recently of Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998. Born in Winchester, Va., Mrs. Jones first came to Norfolk in 1955. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk; worked as director of the Norfolk Interfaith Coalition for the Elderly (NICE); was secretary and board member of the Norfolk Urban Outreach Ministry; and served on the boards of several housing developments for the handicapped and elderly. Survivors include her husband, Max B. Jones; two daughters, Susan K. Jones and Katherine J. Long, both of Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren, Sarah Manuel, Nichole Long, Robert Long, Courtney Long, and Nathaniel Long; and a brother, James L. Miller of Norfolk. A funeral service will be conducted at noon in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments Laskin Road Chapel with the Rev. Robert Warren officiating. A graveside service will be held in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Va. Friday at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, Va. 23513, or to a charity of choice.

Suzanne G. Monroe
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Suzanne Gail Monroe, 47, died Sept. 12, 1998, in her residence. She was born in Fulton, N.Y., on June 22, 1951.
Ms. Monroe retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service as a chief petty officer. She was then employed by Greenbrier Chrysler Plymouth for two years.

She is survived by two sons, Bryan Harris and Lannon Ware, both of Virginia Beach; her parents, Madalyn and Chuck Harris of Oswego, N.Y.; one sister, Roxanne Falise of Craig, Colo.; and many loving friends.

We Love You Mom.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Mary W. Morris
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Lyles W. ``Lila'' Morris, 89, died on Sept. 13, 1998.

Mrs. Morris was predeceased by her parents, William and Bessie Willingham; her brother, Kern Willingham; her sister, Virginia Arnold; and her husband, Philip Clarke Morris, Cdr. U.S.N. Ret.

Lila was a past member of the Thoroughgood and Hermitage Garden Clubs as a prolific prize winner for her flower arrangements and later served as a guest speaker and lecturer upon earning her master judge certificate from the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. She was instrumental in introducing the Ikebana style of Japanese flower arranging. Other organizations she belonged to were the Suburban Women's Club, The Navy Officer's Club and the Retired Officer's Wives Society of Tidewater and Baylake United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son, Stephen L. Morris and his wife, Lynda; her daughter, Phyllis ``Sugie'' Rivers and her husband, Wilson; her sister, Eva Felce; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Baylake United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel.

Because of Lila's love of flowers and gardening, we ask that donations be made in her name to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens or to the Baylake United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Milton Soffer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Milton Soffer passed away on Sept. 13, 1998. Services are private. Affordable Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Richard A. Tylman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Richard A. Tylman, 72, died Sept. 6, 1998.

He was survived by two sons, Eugene and Eric Tylman of Norfolk; two daughters, Gaile Johnson and Robin Demro of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Frank Tylman of California; one sister, Gearldine Reeves of New York; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Fund care of Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake.

Glenda L. Varela
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Glenda Lee Varela, 45, died Sept. 13, 1998. She was born in Oakland, Calif.

She is survived by her children, Amber Cox, Nicole Matthews and T.J. Varela, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Valerie Smith of Hayward, Calif.; a brother, John Mader of Oakland; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

William E. Vaughan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William E. Vaughan, 77, of the 100 block of Montcliff Court, died Sept. 13, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born in Roanoke, he retired from the Federal Aviation Agency after 30 years. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Vaughan; three daughters, Joann Womack of Brandon, Fla., Brenda Heath and Jean Culpepper, both of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Leon C. Aplet
NORFOLK -- Leon ``Len'' Charles Aplet, 72, of Circle Court in Norfolk, passed away Sept. 12, 1998, in a Portland, Ore., hospital three weeks after undergoing emergency heart surgery. Leon was born in Toledo, Ore., on Dec. 7, 1925. He retired as chief petty officer in 1967 after 25 years of honored service in the U.S. Navy. After working at Newport News Shipbuilding for nine years, he became the proprietor of Len's Service Center at Wards Corner. This community-oriented business became a hub of family and friends where Len formed many close relationships. Len will also be remembered as a participant in many area classic car shows with his red 1966 Ford Fairlane convertible.

He is survived by his wife, Norma J. Aplet; son and daughter-in-law, Mark W. Graybill and Susan I. Pollack; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry L. and Terry L. Johnson; four grandchildren, Stephen C. Belechak and Cody Charles Johnson and Brandt P. and Lindsay R. Graybill; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Lawrence Huntsucker of Toledo; sister, Ruby Hopper of Sweet Home, Ore.; brother, Lowell Aplet of Kaiser, Ore.; special nephew and niece, Donald and Penny Huntsucker of Toledo; special cousins, Roger, Helen and Chris Foutz of Roanoke, Va.; and close personal friend, Ralph George.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Harbor Ghent, 1900 Llewellyn Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23517, a nonprofit early childhood center held close to the heart of Len and his family.

Viola Haskins
NORFOLK -- Viola ``Big Moma'' Haskins of the 1400 block of Hibie St., died Sept. 12, 1998.
Born in Norfolk, she was a homemaker and the widow of Rassie Haskins. She was a member of New Central Baptist Church, Norfolk.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Williams and Bettie Bolden, both of Norfolk; two sons, Lee Oliver Haskins of Miami, Fla., and Augustus Haskins of Columbia, Md.; four sisters, Fannie Mae Boyer, Lena Hines, Cora Lee Sample, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Marie Haskins of Norfolk; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Central Baptist Church, 712 Walker Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. James Missick. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Family and friends will assemble at 1516 Oakfield Ave., Norfolk, at noon Wednesday for the funeral procession to the residence. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Johnnie Henderson
NORFOLK -- Johnnie Henderson of the 6900 block of Bonnot Drive died Sept. 13, 1998. Arrangements will be announced. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

Quincy A. Johnson
NORFOLK -- Quincy Anthony Johnson, 46, of the 1400 block of E. Tanners Creek Drive and a native of Norfolk, died Sept. 11, 1998, at a local nursing home.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Johnson; one daughter, Alexis Johnson of Norfolk; three sisters, Catherine Johnson, Pamela Dawson and Joyce Pittman, all of Norfolk; one brother, John L. Johnson Jr. of Norfolk; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Anthony Moses. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thelma R. Joyner
NORFOLK -- Thelma R. Joyner of the 1000 block of Wolcott Ave., died Sept. 12, 1998.

Born in St. Petersburg, Fla., she was a retired school teacher from Norfolk City Public School Board and was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Abdullah of Norfolk; one son and daughter-in-law, D.T. Joyner and Carolyn Joyner of Vineland, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Tanya, Christina, Alena, Tramarr, Shareen, Dallis and Sidney; a nephew, Harvie Andrews and his wife and children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Chatman Funeral Home. Burial will be private. The remains will be cremated. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.

Viola Haskins
NORFOLK -- Viola ``Big Moma'' Haskins of the 1400 block of Hibie St., died Sept. 12, 1998.
Born in Norfolk, she was a homemaker and the widow of Rassie Haskins. She was a member of New Central Baptist Church, Norfolk.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Williams and Bettie Bolden, both of Norfolk; two sons, Lee Oliver Haskins of Miami, Fla., and Augustus Haskins of Columbia, Md.; four sisters, Fannie Mae Boyer, Lena Hines, Cora Lee Sample, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Marie Haskins of Norfolk; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Central Baptist Church, 712 Walker Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. James Missick. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Family and friends will assemble at 1516 Oakfield Ave., Norfolk, at noon Wednesday for the funeral procession to the residence. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Jacqueline L. Penland
NORFOLK -- Jacqueline L. Penland, 36, of the 2500 block of Dominion Ave., died Sept. 12, 1998, at her residence.
A native of East Chicago, Ind., she was a costume designer for Norfolk City Public Schools and a real estate agent.

Survivors include her husband, Carl D. Penland; one daughter, Shannon D. Jones of Norfolk; five sons, Herbie H. Jones III of Indiana, Carl D. Penland Jr., Gary A. Marts Jr. and Joshua A. Penland, all of Norfolk, and Edward J. Penland of Michigan; her mother and stepfather, Delores Jean and William T. Rogers Jr. of Virginia Beach; her father and stepmother, Robert William and Patricia Ann Gollihur of Indiana; five brothers, Bill R. Gollihur of Illinois, Randall W. Gollihur, William T. Rogers III and Timothy E. Rogers, all of Virginia Beach, and Richard W. Gollihur of Roanoke; and her paternal grandmother, LaVeryle Cawthorn of Illinois.

A funeral will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. John I. Rogers. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to The Martha Davis Cancer Center, 3636 High St., Portsmouth, Va. 23707.

Lafayette Brown Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Lafayette Brown Sr., 57, a barber and owner of Lafayette's Barber Shop, died Sept. 11, 1998, at Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond.

He was born and reared in Nansemond County, attended Norfolk State University and later joined the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Brown, and a brother, Dr. Thomas J. Brown Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Davis Brown; a son, Lafayette ``L.B.'' Brown Jr. of Suffolk; a daughter, Pamela B. Wilson and husband, Michael V. Wilson, of Stangdahlem, Germany; his mother, Floris Brown of Suffolk; his brother, Glenn O. Brown and wife, Brenda C. Brown, of Suffolk; a sister, Gloristine B. Tatum and husband, Genova D. Tatum, of Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Annette C. Brown of Portsmouth and Sarah A. Davis of Smithfield; a devoted mother-in-law, Edith E. Davis of Smithfield; and a grandson, Michael V. Wilson II of Stangdahlem, Germany.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Little Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Kim D. Shivers. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are by Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home, Smithfield.

Rutisha E. Jones
SUFFOLK -- Rutisha Eugenie Jones of the 100 block of Lancelot Drive died Sept. 13, 1998. A graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary E. Davis
PARKSLEY -- Mary Elizabeth Davis, 79, died Sept. 13, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery, Parksley. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Sudie S. Barnhill
BELHAVEN -- Sudie Bell Spencer Barnhill, 91, of the 300 block of Pine St., died Sept. 11, 1998. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Services, Roper, N.C., is in charge.

Patricia A. Comeau
SOUTHERN SHORES -- Patricia Anderson Comeau, 71, of Southern Shores, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a local hospital. Mrs. Comeau was born in Jersey City, N.J., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sweet Carolinas and a former member of the Sweet Adeline's.

Mrs. Comeau was the daughter of the late Christopher Augusta Anderson and Mary White Anderson and was the wife of Joseph E. Comeau.

Besides her husband, surviving are two daughters, Donna Comeau West of Ohio and Holly Ann Comeau of Camden, N.C.; two sons, Glenn R. Comeau of Blacksburg, Va., and Wayne D. Comeau of Hopewell, N.J.; a half sister, Vivian Van Gemert of Danville, Calif.; and a half brother, Richard Anderson of Boca Raton, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services are pending. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Southern Shores Fire Department.

Jean B. Freeman
KITTY HAWK -- Jean Bailey Freeman, 72, died Sept. 12, 1998. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Cecil J. Maddrey III
SEVERN -- Cecil Jarvis ``C.J.'' Maddrey III, 44, died Sunday Sept. 12, 1998. Mr. Maddrey was a farmer with Maddrey Farms in Severn.

Survivors include his parents, Cecil J. Maddrey Jr. and Irene Vaughan Maddrey of Severn; a son, David Shawn Maddrey; two daughters, Jessica Lynn Maddrey and Lacey Nicole Maddrey, all of Severn; a sister, Pearl Lane Maddrey Robinson of Morgantown, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Severn United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Bowman. Burial will follow at Severn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Severn United Methodist Church, Severn, N.C. 27877.

The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Maddrey Jr., Vaughans Creek Road, Severn, N.C. Arrangements are by Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, N.C.

Marion J. Martin
MOYOCK -- Marion Laura Johansen Martin, 85, of Birchview Ct., died Sept. 14, 1998. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Swampscott, Mass. Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements.

Donald C. Morgan
POINT HARBOR -- Donald Craig ``Donnie'' Morgan, 34, died Saturday Sept. 12, 1998, at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Mr. Morgan was born in Norfolk and was a Protestant. He was the son of David and Diane Matthias Morgan of Point Harbor.

Besides his parents, Mr. Morgan is survived by one sister, Kim M. Martan; and a niece and nephew, Nina Johnson and Jeffery Cessna, all of Nags Head, N.C.

A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Gilbert L. Person
SEVERN -- Gilbert Lee Person, 58, died Sept. 11, 1998. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Boykins, Va. Faison Funeral Home, Seaboard, N.C., is in charge.

Carolyn C. Whitehead
ELIZABETH CITY -- Carolyn Chambers Whitehead, 58, of the 700 block of Halls Creek Road, died Sept. 13, 1998. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.

Francis B. Fitzgerald Jr.
CONCORD -- Francis Bell Fitzgerald Jr., 88, of the 200 block of Phoebe Road, died Sept. 12, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pamplin Cemetery, Pamplin, Va. Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, Va., is in charge.

Emily R. Jones
RIVERVIEW, Fla. -- Emily Ruth Jones, 67, of Fresno Lane, died Sept. 13, 1998. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Twiford's Northside Chapel, Elizabeth City, N.C.

Ophelia Richardson
BRONX, N.Y. -- Ophelia Richardson of the 3400 block of Irwin Ave. died Sept. 8, 1998. A graveside funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Cemetery. Riddick Funeral Service is in charge.

Gaetano G. Scotece
STEILACOOM, Wash. -- Gaetano G. ``Jerry'' Scotece of the 400 block of Sheritan Place passed away suddenly while traveling on business in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 11, 1998.

He was born in Norfolk, in 1947 to Frank and Amelia Scotece. Mr. Scotece graduated from Norfolk Catholic and Old Dominion University, completing postgraduate studies at Baylor University.

A serviceman of admirable valor, he served both in the Navy (1966-1976) in electronics and as a member of an underwater diving team. He later served in the Army (1977-1989) as a physical therapist, before retiring to spend more time with his children. He subsequently served the Tacoma, Wash., community as physical therapist, specializing in pain management and published articles relating to this speciality. He also was a lay eucharistic minister for his church.

Best known for his devotion to his family, Mr. Scotece is survived by his wife, Dawn Light; his children, Maria, Dianna, Phillip and Margaret. He is also survived by his father, Frank Scotece of Norfolk; his brothers, Carmine Scotece of Butler, Pa., Paul Scotece of Chesapeake, Raymond Scotece of El Paso, Texas; and two sisters, Tonine Davis of Virginia Beach, and Cecelia Scotece of Norfolk.

Our family and his friends will miss him, as he continues on his journey to join the Lord.

A Liturgy of Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church with vigil and visitation starting at 6 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.


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