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Stacy L. Adams
CHESAPEAKE -- Stacy Lee Adams, 60, of the 900 block of Bowden Ave., died Sept. 15, 1998, in a Portsmouth hospital.

He was a native of Erwin, N.C., and currently employed as a draftsman.

Survivors include his mother, Vada Hilderbrand of Chesapeake; three sons, Stacy Lee Adams Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Thomas Adams of Jacksonville, Fla., and Glenn Adams of Treasure Island, Fla.; a sister, Joyce A. Morris of Chesapeake; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Christine, Jessica and Patrick.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Mitchell M. Newell Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Mitchell Mannaway Newell Sr., 83, of Lockard Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.

Mr. Newell was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and was the son of the late William Albert and Georgi Anna Beatty Newell. He had retired after 34 1/2 years with Nabisco Company. Mr. Newell was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Newell of Chesapeake; his four sons, Mitchell Mannaway Newell Jr. and his wife, Patricia Bridgett, also of Chesapeake, David Lee Newell Sr. and his wife, Jacqueline Louise, of Suffolk, John Anthony Newell Sr. and his wife, Linda Ellen, of Chesapeake, and Gary Albert Newell Sr. and his wife, Elaine Theresa, of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with the Rev. Jack Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will begin Friday and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Walter A. Poole
CHESAPEAKE -- Walter A. Poole, 77, died Sept. 16, 1998, in Chesapeake General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

A native of Statesville, N.C., he was a veteran of World War II and retired from the federal government.

Mr. Poole is survived two daughters, Dottie Vann of Chesapeake and Elaine Marrion of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren, Wendy Vann and John Vann, both of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be conducted in Statesville, N.C. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Simonsdale Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth.

Frances J. Somers
CHESAPEAKE -- Frances J. Somers, 72, passed away Sept. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a retired secretary, a loving mother, grandmother and an avid Redskins fan.

She is survived by her son, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Somers, USN, and his wife, Patti; and a granddaughter, Megan.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

Jesse T. Waters
CHESAPEAKE -- Jesse T. Waters, 82, of the 2300 block of Chesapeake Ave., died Sept. 16, 1998, in Chesapeake.

Born in Pinetown, N.C., he was a forklift operator at Ford Motor Co. for 28 years. Mr. Waters was a member of Woodmen of The World and United Auto Worker Local No. 919. He attended South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church in Chesapeake. Mr. Waters was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid farmer who loved his second home in Pinetown which he continued to personally care for until his illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Eula Browney Waters.

Survivors include one daughter, Maureen Gail Ozman and her husband, Bill, of Chesapeake; one son, Gary T. Waters and his wife, Linda, of Chesapeake; three sisters, Isabell Springer and Mary Sullivan, both of Washington, N.C., and Lela Riley of Norfolk; one brother, Henry Waters of Lexington, Ky.; six grandchildren, Stephanie Herrera and her husband, Ed, of Chesapeake, Lisa Yost and her husband, Sean, of Portsmouth, Christopher Waters of Chesapeake, Jaime Borum of Norfolk, Jennifer Waters of Florida and Benjamin Borum Jr. of Chesapeake; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica Winchester of Chesapeake, Joseph Yost and Joshua Yost, both of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church by the Rev. Amos Eby. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and at the residence at all other times.

Denise M. Young
CHESAPEAKE -- Denise ``Neicy'' Young, 37, left her earthly body to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

She was a native of Baltimore, Md. She moved to Chesapeake in September 1996 and joined Divine Baptist Church where she was a faithful member.

She is survived by her husband, Irvin ``Skipp'' Young of Los Angeles; one daughter, Tanisha Michelle of Chesapeake; her mother, Dorthea Brent; a brother, Derrick Merritt and his wife, Sherrod; grandparents, Vernon and Eleanor Gaugh, all of Baltimore; a devoted brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Gloria Brown of Chesapeake; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and dear friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Divine Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Kelvin McDonald. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Friday. The family will be at the home of Mr. James and Gloria Brown, 423 Las Gaviotas Blvd., Chesapeake, and will assemble there for the procession to the church. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

James B. Ballew Jr.
NORFOLK -- James Bryant Ballew Jr., 40, passed away Sept. 11, 1998, in his residence. Mr. Ballew was a native of Norfolk and was employed with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Survivors include his father, Jim Ballew Sr.; his stepmother, Nancy Ballew; four cousins; one niece and an aunt.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Rosewood Memorial Park. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Charles M. Cacace
NORFOLK -- Charles M. Cacace, 94, of the 7211 Granby St., and a former resident of 156 W. Belvedere Road, died Sept. 15, 1998, in his home. He was the former owner and operator of the Marine Stevedore Company.

Mr. Cacace was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Norfolk. Mr. Cacace was a member of Elks Lodge; Circus Saint and Sinners, Consolvo tent; A.O.P.A.; Knights of Columbus, Council, # 365; Chesapeake Athletic Club; and Wards Corner Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Whitehurst Cacace of Norfolk; his daughter, Marguerite C. Burton and her husband, Roy L. Burton Jr., of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Margie B. Griffith and her husband, Charles D. Griffith Jr., Roy L. Burton III and his wife, Jewell, of Virginia Beach and Charles Mitchell Burton and his wife, Damian, of Norfolk; and seven great-grandchildren, Roy Chadwick Burton, Carrie Cacace Burton, Christopher Burton Ripley, Matthew Scott Ripley, Charles Dee Griffith III, Charles Mitchell Burton Jr. and Erin Casey Burton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church by Father Brian Rafferty and the Rev. David Davenport. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, followed by the Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Sister Agatha Fund c/o DePaul Hospital, 150 Kingsley Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23505 or to Saint Mary's Infant Home, 317 Chapel St., Norfolk, Va. 23510.

Elvin J. Gallano
NORFOLK -- Elvin John ``E.J.'' Gallano, 3, passed away Sept. 16, 1998. A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

Clarice V. Jackson
NORFOLK -- Clarice Virginia Jackson, 78, of the 5000 block of Brookville Road, slipped quietly from this earth to live with God after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.

She was born in Norfolk on Jan. 6, 1920. She retired from Colonial Stores Inc. She was predeceased by her husband, Garland Jackson Sr.; her son, Garland Jackson Jr.; her mother, Lucille R. France; and her father, Theodore France.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by three daughters, Jean C. Miles, Sandra M. Aull and Frances D. Wallace, all of Norfolk; a son, Douglas C. Jackson of Chesapeake; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in the chapel of Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Walter J. Kotlarsz
NORFOLK -- Walter J. Kotlarsz, 66, of the 9500 block of Grove Ave., died Sept. 16, 1998. A funeral Liturgy of the Resurrection will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Thomas A. Payette
NORFOLK -- Thomas A. Payette, 68, died Sept. 15, 1998, in a local nursing home.

He was a barber for 40 years with Willard Barber Shop and was in the Navy Reserves for seven years.

Mr. Payette is survived by one brother, Aldor J. Payette Jr. and his wife, Ruth Lucille, of Chesapeake; a nephew, Aldor J. ``Chip'' Payette III of Richmond; and a niece, Lucille ``Sandy'' Gutterman of Reno, Nev.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews Catholic Church. Interment will be private in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Ann F. Powell
NORFOLK -- Ann Florence Powell, 64, of the 1300 block of Creamer Road, died Sept. 16, 1998, in DePaul Hospital.

Mrs. Powell was born in New York City, N.Y. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include her sons, Carl, Mike and Ray Morrison, a daughter, Elizabeth Thumm, and their respective spouses; eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her five sisters, Florence Clark, Patricia Thater, Cathy Harris, Gerry Kenny and Jean Young; her four brothers, Michael, Frank, Edward and Joseph Hubert; an aunt and cousin; 29 nieces and nephews; and 26 grandnieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Father Julian B. Goodman. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends can pay respects Friday from 11 a.m. until the start of the Wake service at 7 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel.

Mikal V. Rivera
NORFOLK -- Mikal Vincent Rivera, infant son of Vincent Rivera and Natalie Yarborough, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Private services will be at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Richard R. Theisen
NORFOLK -- Richard Rudolph Theisen, 92, of the 7400 block of Major Ave., died Sept. 14, 1998, in a local hospital.

A native of Illinois, he was retired owner and operator of Mastercraft Television & Radio Repair.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Lillie Theisen; one daughter, Virginia Lea Barker of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Richard Roy Theisen of Richmond and Russell Eugene Theisen of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one stepson, Orlando L. Stone of Norfolk.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Julian A. Chesson Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Julian A. ``Buddy'' Chesson Jr., 56, of the 300 block of Tareyton Lane, died Sept. 15, 1998, at his residence.

A native of Portsmouth, he was a retired contract administrator for the Naval Air Station. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and received the Vietnamese Cross for Galantry with Bronze Star.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Cole Bour of Portsmouth; a sister, Renette Miragliotta of San Diego, Calif.; and a brother, Claude Bour, also of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. George Mullinax. The family will receive friends at 4840 Colonial Lane, Portsmouth. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

Joseph Wiggins
PORTSMOUTH -- Joseph Wiggins of the 3700 block of Pinebark Road, died Sept. 13, 1998. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Jerusalem Baptist Church. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Herman C. Williams Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Herman C. ``Willie'' Williams Jr., 74, of the 200 block of Mayflower Road, passed away Sept. 15, 1998, at Maryview Medical Center.

He was born in Norfolk on Aug. 24, 1924, and was predeceased by his parents, Herman C. Williams Sr. and Ruth Virginia Williams, and a brother, Buford.

Mr. Williams was a graduate of Virginia Tech's School of Engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific and Far East, spent 24 years as a civil service engineer with the Department of the Navy and, after retirement, spent several years as a consulting engineer.

He was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church, AF & AM Lake Drummond Lodge No. 178, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.

Devoted to his family, Mr. Williams is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Wilma C. Williams; daughter, Dreama W. Lott of Portsmouth; grandsons, Jason Earl Ewers of Portsmouth and Jamie Lee Ewers and his wife, Shannon, of Suffolk; one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Lee Ewers; brothers, Lindsey T. Williams of Norfolk and H. Edward Williams of Virginia Beach; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. George Mullinax. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2101 Executive Drive, Box 21, Hampton, Va. 23666.

Milton K. Campbell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Milton Kirt Campbell, 43, of the 700 block of Spooner Road, departed this life Sept. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.

He was a native of Hartsville, S.C., and was the son of Nettie C. Byrd and the late Willie Campbell.

He was employed by Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, N.C., as sports information director. He was a member of St. John's A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, where he was a loyal and faithful member of the Junior Steward Board, Lay Organization, Brotherhood for Christ, Walter C. Davis Actioneers and Boy Scout Leaders; Troop 76. He was a former member of Campbell Lodge No. 67 F.& A.M. Prince Hall Masons.

Survivors include his wife, Marvette Norman Campbell; two sons, Aaron C. Campbell and Alan J. Campbell; one daughter, Nadine P. Odom of the home. Also, his mother; one brother, Willie L. Campbell, and sister-in-law, Wendy, of Jacksonville, Fla.; several aunts and uncles; mother-in-law, Melvine Wyatt Norman of Virginia Beach; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Renee and Rondell Jones of San Diego, Calif.; two special cousins, Carolyn Benjamin of South Carolina and Dorothy Begard of New Haven, Conn.; grandparents-in-law, George and Constance Wyatt; one niece; one nephew; and a host of cousins, relatives, friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at St. John's A.M.E. Church, 545 E. Bute St., Norfolk, by the Rev. L.S. Hinton, pastor, and the Rev. I.W. Knight Sr., presiding elder of the Norfolk Eastern Shore District. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Riddick Funeral Service. The family will receive friends at the home and the procession will be from the home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Mortgage Fund of St. John's A.M.E. Church.

Verna C. Carlin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Verna C. Carlin, 67, of the 500 block of Lynn Shores Drive, died Sept. 14, 1998, at a local hospital.

She was born in Norristown, Pa., and retired from Thalia Elementary School with 18 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Carlin; two daughters, Cheryl House and her husband, Doug, and Desiree Carlin, all of Virginia Beach; two sons, Robert S. Carlin Jr. of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and Dave C. Carlin of Virginia Beach; a sister, Caroline Gauger of Norristown, Pa.; two granddaughters, Tamara Rayfield and her husband, Rusty, of Virginia Beach; Kristen Carlin of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandsons, Scott P. House of Virginia Beach, Douglas House Jr. and his wife, Yina, of Germany, and Robert S. Carlin III of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Robert Rayfield of Virginia Beach and Roberto Douglas House of Germany; and several nieces and nephews.

She was loved by all and will be missed by many.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Catholic Church by Father James M. Noto. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday for the 11 a.m. graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Catholic Church Building Fund, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452.

Louise J. Driver
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Louise Jenkins Driver, 93, died Sept. 16, 1998, in her home.

Mrs. Driver was born in Norfolk, the daughter of the late James Iredell Jenkins and Mary Dobie Jenkins. She was the widow of Wilson Elliott Driver.

Survivors include a daughter, Dobie Driver Hogan and her husband, George Emmett Hogan, of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Molly Hogan of Savannah, Ga., and George Emmett Hogan III and his wife, Carol, of Rocklin, Calf.; and two great-grandchildren, Baylor Elizabeth Hogan and Alexandra Louise Hogan.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Friday at Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk by the Rev. Robert Page Taylor. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Naomi P. Glover
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Naomi Pauline Glover, 74, formerly of Forest Hills, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Glover was born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., and was the widow of William N. Glover. She was a retired homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Glover is survived by her daughters, Claire L. Roth of Virginia Beach and Kathy A. Spidle of Stow, Ohio; her sons, Frederick W. Smith and William Glover Jr., both of Boca Raton, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Tamara L. Roth and Richard A. Roth, John E. Roth and his wife, Francesca, all of Virginia Beach, Frank Spidle and his wife, Julie, of Stow, Brandon Smith and Scott Smith, both of Boca Raton and Scott Glover of Queens, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Allyssa and Joseph Spidle of Stow; one sister, Florence E. Dell of Pueblo West, Colo.; and one brother, William C. Miller and his wife, Eva, of Altoona, Pa. Besides her husband, Mrs. Glover was predeceased by her parents, Ira and Sarah Miller; a sister, Marion O'Brien; and two granddaughters, Sheri Ann Roth and Michelle Lucille Spidle.

A memorial service is planned for a later date. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements.

Margarette P. Hillmer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Margarette Parr Hillmer, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, from kidney failure.

Margarette was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Dubuque, Iowa, and raised by her aunt and uncle, Bessie Parr Patterson and Alex Patterson, in Dallas Center, Iowa. She was a 1941 graduate of Dallas Center High School. Margarette was the widow of Michael Hillmer of Boone, Iowa.

She is survived by two sons, David M. of Sycamore, Ill., and Thomas P. of Phoeniz, Ariz.; a daughter, W. Jobeth Fjell of Virginia Beach; daughters-in-law, Susan Kelder and Wanda R. Burch; and a son-in-law, Neil P. Fjell; six grandchildren, Kurt T., Gretchen R. (Mrs. Danny Bonaduce), Derek R. and wife, Amber, Jeffery A., Todd A., and Erinn E. Hillmer; two great-grandchildren, Isabella M. Bonaduce and Haze C. Hillmer.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newstead Drive, Virginia Beach. Interment and graveside services will be held in Lynnwood Cemetery, Boone, Iowa, in May of 1999. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Adelle R. Metzger
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Adelle Ruth Metzger, 65, died Sept. 15, 1998. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Gomely Chesed Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Agnes A. Rumage
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Agnes A. Rumage, 92, of the 1100 block of Revere Point Road, died Sept. 16, 1998. She resided in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cmdr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Schrank.

Services will be held in Wyoming, Pa., at a later date. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Shirley T. Sanders
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Shirley T. Sanders of the 1300 block of Longlac Road died Sept. 12, 1998.

A native of North Carolina, she retired from C&P Telephone Co., and was a member of St. Paul Church of God In Christ in Norfolk.

Survivors include one son, Shawn Sanders, and one sister, Patricia Wilson, both of Virginia Beach; four brothers, Harvey J. Sanders and Gary B. Sanders, both of Virginia Beach, Rickie L. Sanders of Norfolk and Bobby R. Sanders of Hampton; granddaughter, Dejha T. Little of Virginia Beach; two aunts, Pearl Lynn of Virginia Beach and Ola Shears of Englewood, N.J.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul C.O.G.I.C. by Dr. Wilbert L. Daniels. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Helen A. Smith
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen A. Smith, 74, died Sept. 15, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born in Coniston, Ontario, Canada, she was the widow of Colonel James E. Smith and a Catholic.

Survivors include her daughter, Karel Wetzel of Virginia Beach; three sons, James R. Smith of Virginia Beach, Robert E. Smith of Hampton and George J. Smith of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Lena McIntosh of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and Mary Maud of Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada; a brother, John Baby, also of Sudbury; five grandchildren, Kristin Wetzel of Virginia Beach, Jason Wetzel of Richmond, Richard Smith and Kimberly Smith, both of Virginia Beach, and Alec Smith of Hampton; two great-grandchildren, Angel Smith and Joshua Smith of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Catholic Church of St. Mark by Father Daniel N. Klem. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Lillian M. Williams
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lillian M. Williams, 89, of the 3500 block of Royal Palm Arch, died Sept. 16, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

Born in West Enfield, Maine, she was a member of Congregational Church and VFW Auxiliary in Old Town, Maine.

The widow of Percy L. Williams, she is survived by two daughters, Maxine Quackenbush of Rochester, N.Y., and Charity Campbell of Virginia Beach; a son, Samuel Messer Sr. of Fairport, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Duane Quackenbush, Gary Quackenbush, Michael Campbell, Mark Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Samuel Messer Jr., Donna Benham, Joseph Messer and John Messer; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Geraldine Day.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Old Town, Maine, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Hollomon-Brown, Lynnhaven Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Reamer L. Davis
SUFFOLK -- Reamer Lee Davis, 77, of the 200 block of E. Pinner St., died Sept. 13, 1998. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Meadowbrook Memorial. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.

Eva Lee B. Spruill
SUFFOLK -- Eva Lee Britt Spruill, 79, of the 500 block of Spruce St., died Sept. 14, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in New First Baptist Church. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.

Grace R. Pulley
SMITHFIELD -- Grace Richardson Pulley, 73, of the 1000 block of Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in Riverside Regional Convalescent Center. She was a native of Isle of Wight County and a homemaker.

Mrs. Pulley was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Susanna Wesley Bible Class and the Nettie Beane Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mills Robert Pulley Jr.

Survivors include three daughters, Louise P. Proctor of Smithfield, Margaret P. Hershberger of Williamsburg and Barbara P. Madures of Richmond; one son, Mills Robert Pulley III of Yorktown; one sister, Pearl R. Kinsey of Suffolk; one brother, Dr. George S. Richardson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield, with the Rev. Robert Cofield and the Rev. Jack Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Colonial Funeral Home and suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (Disease Related Disorders), No. 20, Suite 233, Koger Center, Norfolk, Va. 23502. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handling arrangements.

William T. Aydlette
HERTFORD -- William Thomas Aydlette, 60, of No. 8 Hunt Club Trail, Holiday Island, and formerly of Hampton and Smithfield, Va., died Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 1998.

A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Thelma Rae DuVal and Robert Winton Aydlette. He was an electrician with Alexander Electrical Contractors and had formerly worked as an officer with the Newport News Police Department.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Gessner Aydlette; three daughters, Alisa Anne King of Lexington, Va., Laura Leigh Bazemore of Norfolk, and Shelly Marie Barrack of Hertford; three sons, Robert Clifton Aydlette of Edenton, Richard Carlton Aydlette of Richmond and James Gessner of Aurora, Colo.; three sisters, Nancy Evans of Portsmouth, Sandra Wallace of Hertford, and Sharon Pittman of Windsor; two brothers, James Aydlette of Hertford and Douglas Aydlette of Virginia Beach; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Swindell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terrance King officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Josephine Bell
WINDSOR -- Josephine Bell, 88, died Sept. 11, 1998. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Oak Baptist Church, Windsor. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

Sarah A. Bond
WINDSOR -- Sarah A. Bond, 87, of Mourning Road, died Sept. 13, 1998. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Gilliam Funeral Home.

S. Hayes Carter
GATESVILLE -- Stanley Hayes Carter Jr., 73, of the 200 block of High St., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, Suffolk.

Mr. Carter was born in Gates County. He had served as a deputy in the Gates County Sheriff's Department and for seven years served as the Gates County Clerk of Superior Court. A licensed funeral director, he worked for many years with the former Rountree-Hofler Funeral Home in Gatesville and continued on a part-time basis after it became Twiford's Funeral Home in 1966 and later in 1987 when it became Miller Funeral Home. He was a member of Gatesville Baptist Church, a charter member of the Gatesville Volunteer Fire Department, a 50-year member of the Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 126, and a member of the Sunbury Investment Club.

Preceded in death by his father, Stanley Hayes Carter Sr., and his wife, Mildred Turner Carter, he is survived by his mother, Virgie Jones Carter of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Faye C. Perry of Suffolk and Carolyn C. Felton of Chapel Hill; two brothers, Willard L. Carter of Washington, N.C., and Forrest Carter of Zephyer Hills, Fla.; several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Gene Asbill. Burial will follow in the Gatesville Cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home and other times at the home of his sister, Faye Perry, 1724 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, Va. The family will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Mary Alice F. Haddock
VANCEBORO -- Mary Alice Franks Haddock, 77, a native of Vanceboro in Craven County, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.

She lived in Virginia Beach for a number of years, returned to Vanceboro in 1993 and had just recently moved to Knightdale with her daughter.

Survivors include a son, Donald Thomas Haddock of Virginia Beach; her daughter, Jewel Haddock Eller of Knightdale; sisters, Lina Sorrell of Grifton, Fannie Morris and Agnes Simpkins, both of Vanceboro; a grandchild and great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro.

Blanche C. Hartsell
ALBEMARLE -- Blanche Ramelle Curlee Hartsell, 86, of the 300 block of Palmer St., died Sept. 15, 1998, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.

Born July 13, 1912, in Union County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Van Julius Curlee and Dora Velma Simpson Curlee. She was a hairdresser and owner of Palestine Beauty Shop and was a member of First Baptist Church of Albemarle, N.C. She was married to the late Horace Javan Hartsell, who preceded her in death in 1986.

She is survived by a son, Lowell J. Hartsell of Virginia Beach; brothers, Hugh C. Curlee and Bruce J. Curlee, both of Marshville, N.C., and J.V. ``Bud'' Curlee of Oakboro, N.C.; sisters, Jennie C. Moore and Lottie C. Deese, both of Marshville, N.C., Bertice C. Bivens of Monroe, N.C., and Brettie C. Griffin of Long Beach, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Harold McDonald. Interment will be in Oakboro Cemetery, Oakboro, N.C. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Taylor House, 319 Palmer St., Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

Horace L. Outland
PENDLETON -- Horace Lee Outland, 85, of Route 1, died Sept. 16, 1998. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Severn Cemetery. Garrett Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, is in charge.

Eugene Perry
NEWPORT NEWS -- Eugene Perry, 60, of the 300 block of Paulette Drive, died Sept. 16, 1998, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.

A native of Bertie County, he was a retired production operator at Anheuser Busch, Inc., in Williamsburg.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Harrell Perry; three sons, Michael Perry and Kevin Perry, both of Newport News, and Bob Perry of Sarasota, Fla.; his mother, Fannie Ruth Matthews Perry of Goldsboro, N.C.; two sisters, Evelyn Perry of Colerain, N.C., and Linda Underwood of Goldsboro, N.C.; three brothers, T.W. Perry Jr. of Stafford, Va., Mack Perry of Colerain, and Edward Earl ``Whitey'' Perry of Ahoskie, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, N.C., by the Rev. Jack Byrd. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, and will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday prior to services.

Mary D. Zoll
HERNDON -- Mary D. Zoll passed away Sept. 10, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

She was born Nov. 10, 1904, in Vanderbilt, Pa. She graduated from George Washington University and was a teacher for several years in West Virginia. Later Miss Zoll served as secretary to the ministers of St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, both of Washington, D.C. She also worked as secretary to the head of the D.C. Public Library.

Miss Zoll's retirement years were spent in Herndon, Va. She was a member of the Herndon Fortnightly Club, and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed reading and studying history.

Miss Zoll is predeceased by her father, Charles L. Zoll, and her mother, Sarah McKuen Zoll; three brothers, Alexander Zoll, Dudley Zoll and Matthew Zoll; and one sister, Elizabeth Peck. She is survived by a brother, Jacob Zoll of Perrysburg, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family received friends Sept. 16, 1998, at Green Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at noon at Fairfax City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity.

Dwayne C. Spellman
CAPITAL HEIGHTS, Md. -- Dwayne Cornelius Spellman, 38, of the 5100 block of Cranmerway, died Sept. 12, 1998. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Maple Springs Baptist Church, Capital Heights, Md. Robinson & Son Funeral Home Inc., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge.

Anthony L. Brickhouse
CHESAPEAKE -- Anthony L. Brickhouse, 28, of the 2700 block of Omar St., passed away Sept. 17, 1998.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Latonya D. Brickhouse; a daughter, April Brickhouse; a son, Anthony Brickhouse Jr., all of Chesapeake; his father and mother, Reginald Bailey and Dinnah F. Bailey of Norfolk; a grandmother, Mary Ann Anderson of Norfolk; mother-in-law, Virgie Griffin, and father-in-law, Daniel Griffin of Chesapeake; four sisters; two brothers; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Temple Pentecostal Church, Chesapeake. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Monday in Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home.

Seth T. Cuthrell
CHESAPEAKE -- Seth Thomas Cuthrell, 72, of the 600 block of Cardover Ave., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 19, 1998, in Chesapeake.

Born in Hickory, Va., he retired after 39 years as an equipment operator for the city of Norfolk. He was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church where he was a deacon emeritus and member of the Berean Bible Class. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Poovey Cuthrell; a son, Stephen Thomas Cuthrell and his wife, Linda, of Powells Point, N.C.; a brother, Dennis R. Cuthrell Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, Paula Christine Wilkerson and her husband, Bobby, of Grandy, N.C., and Stacey Lynn Cuthrell of Kernersville, N.C.; and a step great-grandchild, Alan Ingram.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Woodland Heights Baptist Church by Dr. Kenneth Barnes. Burial will be in Woodland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Kempsville Road, from 4 to 5 p.m. today and at the residence at all other times. Memorial contributions should be made to Woodland Heights Baptist Church Bus Fund, 529 Providence Road, Chesapeake, Va. 23325.

Ella Lane
CHESAPEAKE -- Ella ``Sandy'' Lane, 52, of the 1500 block of Long Ridge Road, died Sept. 19, 1998, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Lane was born in Norfolk on June 24, 1946, to the late Mr. John T. Nelms Jr. and the late Mrs. Reba H. Nelms.

After working as a surgical nurse at Norfolk General Hospital, Mrs. Lane stayed at home to raise her family.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Edgar W. Lane of Chesapeake; two daughters, Darian L. Seward and Dana L. Lane, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Pamela N. Pike of Chesapeake; a brother, John T. Nelms IV of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Lane Ryann Seward and Kate Allison Lane, both of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister, 737 Corapeake Drive, Chesapeake.

Claris B. Cooper
NORFOLK -- Claris Babb Cooper, 82, of the 9200 block of Marlow Ave., died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in her home.

Mrs. Cooper was a native of Windsor, Va., and was the daughter of the late Adelia Outland and Joseph Leslie Babb Sr.

She retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. after a 30-year career in interior design. She had been a faithful member of Talbot Park Baptist Church for more 46 years, serving as church historian, a Sunday School teacher of the T.E.L. Class and a member of the Chancel Choir. Upon retirement, she chose to begin a new career serving as a Volunteer Service Missionary in the inner city missions of Houston, Texas. She remained in Texas for 10 years. Returning to Norfolk in 1990, she assumed the directorship of Saints Alive, a senior adult performing troupe. Also, she was delighted to serve as chairman and coordinator of the Sunshine Club, a senior adult group in Norfolk.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Jean Davis and her husband, Kenny, of Birmingham, Ala., and Wanda Cooper Vick of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Heather Vick Powers and her husband, Steven, of Norfolk, Jason Alan Davis and his wife, Hollie, of Birmingham, Ala., and Kevin Heath Vick of Virginia Beach; two brothers, J.L. Babb of Windsor, Va., and William Hurley Babb of Chesapeake; a sister, Evelyn Babb Massey Hitchings of Shakopee, Minn.; two great aunts, Ruby Turner of Suffolk and Faye Smith of Disputanta, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Talbot Park Baptist Church by Dr. Tim Dixon, the Rev. Thomas Wood, the Rev. Keith Martin and the Rev. Bill Stewart. The family will be in the church parlor before and after the service for a visitation with friends. Burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk. Memorials may be made to the Talbot Park Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministries. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Clarence Dalferes Jr.
NORFOLK -- Clarence Dalferes Jr. of the 800 block of W. 35th St. died Sept. 15, 1998. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Carlos A. Howard Funeral Chapel.

Raymond E. Fields
NORFOLK -- Raymond E. Fields, 79, of Autumn Care Nursing Home, died Sept. 18, 1998. Tynes-Edwards & Turner Funeral Service is in charge.

Loretta G. Hardesty
NORFOLK -- Loretta Gayle Hardesty, 46, of the 9300 block of Beachview St., died Sept. 17, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Norfolk and was a Protestant.

Survivors include her husband, David I. Hardesty; two sons, David A. Hardesty of Norfolk and Casey E. Hardesty of Franklin, Tenn.; her mother, Gladys P. Miles of Virginia Beach; a brother, Jesse R. Southall of Virginia Beach; a stepbrother, Robert Pledger of Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Brandon A. Hardesty and Ashley M. Roberts; and stepmother, Hazel D. Twitty of Lakehurst, N.J.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Donald E. Jackson
NORFOLK -- Donald E. ``Red'' Jackson, 60, died Sept. 19, 1998.

Mr. Jackson was born in Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army and was past president of the Gowrie Park Civic League. Mr. Jackson was a longtime employee of The Virginian-Pilot.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Jackson; a daughter, three sons, his father, three sisters, one brother, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Services for Mr. Jackson will be private. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel, is handling the arrangements.

Thomas D. Jones
NORFOLK -- Thomas D. Jones, 86, of the 1100 block of Bland St., died Sept. 15, 1998.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Logan Park, Norfolk, the Male Usher Board, and a faithful member of the church's Four Score Club. He was retired and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Valerie Jackson; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in First Baptist Church Logan Park, Norfolk by the Rev. Price. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 1104 Bland St., No. A, Norfolk, on Monday at 11 a.m. for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Ruby V. Mann
NORFOLK -- Ruby Virginia Mann of the 700 block of Johnson Ave. passed to eternal life Sept. 17, 1998, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. Theodore and Lottie Williamson, a native of Norfolk, and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She was a member of Wesley Union AME Zion Church where she served as organist and directoress for 59 years. Many of her piano students became professional musicians and she received many awards for her outstanding services.

She was a member of the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum, former music director for Shiloh Baptist Day Care, organist for St. Mark United Church of Christ for 10 years and St. Thomas AME Zion Church, as well as for many vocal groups.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Ruby Mann Pool and husband, Edward Pool, of Virginia Beach; a son, Clarence T. Mann and wife, Debra Mann of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Clarence T. Mann Jr. of Raleigh and Crystal Pool-Clarke of Dumfries, Va.; great-grandchildren, Krysta Pool and Andre Clarke II; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Banks and husband, Russel Banks, of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Robert Williamson and wife, Gloria Williamson, of Delran, N.J., and James Williamson of Richmond; brother-in-law, William Ambrose of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Christian wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wesley Union AME Zion Church, 708 Johnson Ave., Norfolk. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas AME Zion Church, 1700 Melon St., Norfolk, by the Rev. Willie L. Dixon, pastor of Wesley Union AME Zion Church. Riddick Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

William L. Pittman
NORFOLK -- William L. Pittman of the 3100 block of Strathmore Ave. died Sept. 18, 1998. A funeral will be announced. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

William T. Saunders
NORFOLK -- William T. Saunders passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Deep Creek. He was employed by Asphalt Roads & Materials Co. Inc. until his illness struck.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Q. Saunders; son, John Quinerly and his fiancee; grandson, Nyhre Quinerly; a brother, Edward Saunders; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Saunders, Mrs. Johnnie Q. Branch, Vanetta Quinerly; a brother-in-law, George R. Quinerly; a very special friend, Frank Pierce; an uncle, Willie Stevens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hale Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Wilson L. Saunders
NORFOLK -- Wilson L. Saunders, 75, died Sept. 17, 1998, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Born in Norfolk, he worked for the U.S. Civil Service and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Powellsville Baptist Church in Ahoskie, N.C., Masonic Lodge No. 335, VFW Post 3160, and 29th Division Association No. 37.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie B. Saunders; two daughters, Terrie Saunders and Sheila Stone, both of Norfolk; a son, Thomas L. Saunders of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara Laber of Norfolk and Yvonne Saunders of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Fred Braswell. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Suresh H. Advani
PORTSMOUTH -- Suresh H. Advani, 53, of the 700 block of Dunedin Road, died Sept. 18, 1998, in Portsmouth.

Born in Hyderabad-Sindh, India, he was a quality control engineer for Raytheon Corp. He was vice-president of Sikh Temple and a committee member of A.I.H.R.

Survivors include his mother, Rukmani Advani; sister-in-law, Mona Advani; niece, Anjali Advani; and nephew, Sunil Advani. He was preceded in death by his father, Hashmatrai Advani, and brother, Sunder Advani.

A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel.

Vivian C. Jones
PORTSMOUTH -- Vivian Culpepper Jones, 76, of the 200 block of Leonard Road, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, at her residence.

She was a native of Portsmouth and a retired bookkeeper for Allied Mills. Mrs. Jones was a member of Alliance Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Lankford Jones; a daughter, Karen L. Heitkemper of Madison County, Va.; a sister, Norma Jean Benson of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren, Todd P. Rohrer and Brian P. Rohrer.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. W. Keith McKnight. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Georgia B. Smith
PORTSMOUTH -- Georgia B. Smith, 78, of the 800 block of Madison St., died Sept. 17, 1998, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Windsor, N.C., she was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include her husband, William T. Smith Sr.; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Wallace of Portsmouth; four sons, Leon Sprueill, McKinley Sprueill, William Sprueill and Otto Sprueill, all of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Olive Branch Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. J.B. Sharp. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will begin at noon Monday at Corprew Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Florence W. Stolz
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Florence W. Stolz, 100, died peacefully Sept. 17, 1998.

She was a very strong, joyful, faithful servant of the Lord. Florence was born and resided in Pennsylvania until 1980, then residing here until her death.

She leaves behind her daughter, Mary Norma Zadai; one sister, Grace Nurley; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family will miss her deeply, yet rejoices with her as she enters into her well-deserved rest. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Lawrence S. Gray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lawrence ``Larry'' Sherman Gray, 68, died Sept. 17, 1998, at his home.

Born in Hawesville, Ky., he was a retired electrical/acoustics engineer from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and a retired electrical engineer from NaveSeaSystems, Norfolk, after 20 years of service. He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.

Larry joined the Navy in 1948. Serving for 20 years, he attended Electronics Technician ``A'', Ground Control Approach and various Anti-Submarine Warfare Equipment schools. He attended Purdue University and graduated summa cum laude in 1962. As an electrical engineer, Larry joined VS-26 ASW Squadron in Norfolk aboard the USS Randolph (1963-64). He was commissioned in January 1965 and transferred to VF-102 and served on the USS America until returning in 1967. Following retirement, Larry joined Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering, Norfolk, until May 1985. After retiring from civil service, he established GESCO and was a self-employed private contractor. For the past four years, Larry was secretary of the Ground Control Approach Association.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lois S. Gray; two daughters, Rachel Rosenthal and her husband, Richard, of Norfolk, and Martha Musacchio and her husband, Mark, of Chesapeake; three sons, Eric W. Gray and his wife, Isabel, of Lee, N.H., C. Leonard Gray and his wife, Kathy, of Virginia Beach and James L. Gray and his wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Nellie Powers of Hawesville, Ky., Henrietta Terres of Bemidji, Minn., Dorothy Beard of Evansville, Ind., and Betty Patterson of Oskaloosa, Kan.; one brother, Joseph ``Bud'' Franklin Gray of Hawesville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Becki and Audrey Gray, Kurt and Robin Gray, Daniel and Justin Gray, Sarah Rosenthal, Jamie McLaulin and Natalie Walker; a son-in-law, Eric Walker of Virginia Beach.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church by Father John Peck. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park near the resting place of daughter Cathy Lee Walker and son Stephen Wesley Gray. A Christian wake will be held at 4 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. The family will receive friends after the wake service. Donations may be made to ALS Research, Johns Hopkins University Medical, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21287-7519. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside.

Gladys Johns
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gladys Johns, 64, of the 3700 block of Singing Wood Trail, died Sept. 17, 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Johns; three daughters, Mary Warren, Sherril Williams and Regina Harris; two sons, Elder George Beary and Alvin Jones; three sisters, Helen Zolicoffer, Lillie Beary and Georgia Allen; three brothers, Joseph Beary, Richard Beary and John Beary; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, Ministers Raymond Warren, Neil Harris and Gregory Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Tidewater Bibleway Temple, 508 High St., Portsmouth, by Bishop Michael Rodgers. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Sherrice B. Merritt
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sherrice Briana Merritt of the 5700 block of Volsung Ct., died Sept. 9, 1998. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Richard D. Dusch
SUFFOLK -- Richard Dale Dusch, 69, of the 4500 block of Starcher Court, died Sept. 19, 1998, at his residence.

He was a native of Dubois, Pa., a son of the late Robert E. and Dorothy Toote Dusch. He retired after 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also retired after 21 years of working as an electronics supervisor at Capus Automation. Mr. Dusch was a member of Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene, Virginia Beach, and was attending Liberty Baptist Church, Suffolk.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Irene Dusch; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Scott Hughes of Virginia Beach; a son, Richard Dale Dusch Jr. of Suffolk; grandsons, Drew, Kyle, Brandon and Nicholas Hughes of Virginia Beach; sisters, Eloise Ross of Dubois, Pa., and Eleanor Thomas of Clearfield, Pa.; and brothers, Robert Dusch of Johnston, Pa., and Keith Dusch of Falls Creek, Pa.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. T.A. Powell. Interment will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, Vision Becoming Reality, Building Fund, P.O. Box 1055, Suffolk, Va. 23439.

Marie C. Day
SMITHFIELD -- It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Every day we've missed you, and many times we've cried. If our love could have saved you, you never would have died. To some you are forgotten, to others a part of the past, but for us who loved and lost you, you memory will forever last.

Marie C. Day, 84, a 53-year resident of Isle of Wight County, died Sept. 17, 1998, at Obici Hospital, Suffolk.

She was a retired teacher for the Isle of Wight County Public School System with 38 years of service. Mrs. Day was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Portsmouth where she was a former choir member. She was a member of the Teachers Association; Senior Choir director, Beta Club director and Senior Class Sponsor of Smithfield High School; and participated in the Reading Tutor Program at Pretlow Cultural Center. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Virginia State College and master of arts degree from Columbia University.

The widow of Eley Day, she is survived by her daughter, Marion D. Edwards and her husband, Willie J., of Ivor; a brother, Vernon Weston of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, Michael Edwards of Pasadena, Md., Brian Edwards of Charlotte, N.C., Stephanie Hill and Jeremy Edwards, both of Smithfield; great-grandchildren, Ariel Edwards, Kyra Edwards, Amber Edwards and Alexis Hill; a nephew, Clarence Weston of Portsmouth; a niece, Marie Lee; and a sister-in-law, Ursula T. Day of Smithfield.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, Ivor, by the Rev. J. Michael Little. Please send all floral arrangements to Fisher Funeral Home, Portsmouth. The family will assemble at 207 Astrid St., Smithfield, at noon.

Kenneth J. Bowen
WILLIS WHARF -- Kenneth Jackson ``Jackie'' Bowen, 60, died Sept. 19, 1998. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Doughty Funeral Home.

Wallace T. Bass
EDENTON -- Wallace Thomas Bass, 78, of the 700 block of Chambers Ferry Road, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, at his son's home.

A native of Chowan County, Mr. Bass was the husband of the late Ruth Lee Cartwright Bass and son of the late John Thomas and Evie Pierce Bass. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and a retired farmer and carpenter.

Mr. Bass is survived by his son, Thomas Sherwood Bass and his wife, Lorraine, of Edenton; two sisters, Jesse B. Bunch and Eunice B. Bunch, both of Tyner, N.C.; his brother, Sanford Bass of Edenton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Bass Busby and Carolyn Bass Goodwin.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Macedonia Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Young. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Sherwood and Lorraine Bass, 728 Chambers Ferry Road, Edenton. Memorials may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 1004 Macedonia Road, Edenton, N.C. 27932 or to the Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909. Evans Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

H. Clifton Edwards
AHOSKIE -- H. Clifton Edwards, 83, of Route 2, died Sept. 18, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Furman Garris
EDENTON -- Furman ``Bert'' Garris, 69, of the 1900 block of Arapahoe Trail, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in Chowan Hospital.

A native of Johnston County, N.C., Mr. Garris was the husband of Maybelle Horton Garris of Edenton, N.C., and the son of the late Ollie Benjamin and Carrie Lee Garris. Mr. Garris was retired from the U.S. Navy with 26 years of service and was a member of the Bandon Chapel in Arrowhead.

Surviving other than his wife are his two daughters, Paula Smallwood of Edenton and Sherry Garris of Suffolk; his son, Colin Garris of Chesapeake; two sisters, Annette Barbour of Ellerby, N.C., and Lacy Williams of Clayton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Myra Smallwood and Robert Smallwood, both of Smithfield, N.C., Ashleigh Bailey of Virginia Beach and Willow Avery of Suffolk; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with military and Masonic rites. The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home.

Woodrow D. Youst
KNOTTS ISLAND -- Woodrow Daniel Youst, 73, of the 200 block of Knotts Island Road, died Sept. 17, 1998, in a local hosptial.

Born in Morgantown, W.Va., the son of the late James and Mary Youst, he was a commercial painter.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Bell Casteel of Morgantown, W.Va.; a daughter, Bernice Gallagher of Knotts Island, N.C.; two grandchildren, Tammy DeBerry and son-in-law, Scott DeBerry, of Newport News, Frank Daniel Gallagher and daughter-in-law, Robin Papson of Virginia Beach; two great-grandchildren, Anthony DeBerry of Newport News and Devon Papson of Virginia Beach; two sisters; and two brothers.

A memorial service will be conducted at noon Monday in Knotts Island Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Mahan officiating. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.

Willie R. Perry
COLERAIN -- Willie Reed Perry died Sept. 18, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zion Hill Baptist Church, Colerain. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Margaret H. Lankford
ALEXANDRIA -- Margaret Holland Lankford, 80, distinguished teacher and beloved mother, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.

The Alexandria resident was born and raised in Nassawadox, Va., the youngest of nine children of Barton D. and Martha Mills Holland. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., in 1939 and was married in 1948 to Vernon T. Lankford. She was an outstanding educator and taught English and reading to hundreds of students from Birds Nest Elementary to Hargrave Military Academy.

For 40 years, she and her dear husband, Vernon, made exceptional contributions to the academic, religious and cultural life of the Academy and of the town of Chatham. Mrs. Lankford was past president of the Chatham Garden Club and taught primary department children at Chatham Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Tom of Alexandria and Richard of Springfield; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Cooper, Hadley, Claire and Forrest.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Franktown Cemetery on the Eastern Shore. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lankford Fellowship at Hargrave Military Academy, the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Northern Virginia. B.D. Holland Funeral Home, Nassawadox, is in charge.

Lizzie C. Wright
RICHMOND -- Lizzie C. Wright, 87, of the 3100 block of Griffin Ave., died Sept. 16, 1998, at her home in Richmond.

Born in Emporia, Va., she was a member of Seventh Day Sabbath Apostolic Church in Richmond and was a former member of Little Grove Baptist Church in Suffolk.

The widow of Eddie Wright, she is survived by her daughter, Mary L., and her husband, Herman McCullough Sr., of Portsmouth; two sisters, Sallie Williams and Gracie Hudson, both of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, including a devoted niece who cared for her, Mary Ruffin of Richmond, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, by the Rev. D.A. Peace. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Tuesday. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mary L. McCullough, 1815 Lansing Ave., Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the procession.

Robert E. Edwards
MT. HOLLY, N.J. -- Robert Earl Edwards, 60, an attorney, died of an apparent heart attack on Aug. 17, 1998.

He lived in New Jersey for many years and maintained a cottage at Nags Head, N.C. He was the son of the late Rev. Earl B. Edwards and Rachel Copeland Edwards, and the stepson of the late Raymond Mizelle of Windsor, N.C. Mr. Edwards grew up in towns throughout North Carolina in which Rev. Edwards served Methodist churches.

He is survived by four children, Donald Tayloe Edwards of Schwenksville, Pa., Judith Ladd of Sicklerville, N.J., Jeffrey Edwards of Lexington, Ky., and Amanda Edwards of Haddonfield, N.J.; four grandchildren and a sister, Sarah Frances Fedota of Atlanta.

A service was held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Cherry Hill, N.J., on Aug. 21.

Jackie George
BILOXI, Miss. -- Jackie George, 72, died Sept. 18, 1998. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge.

Charles J. Smith Jr.
SEATTLE -- Charles Jackson Smith Jr., 67, a longtime resident of the Seattle area, passed away Sept. 18, 1998.

He is survived by his three daughters, three sons, numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A wonderful father and grandfather -- with loving memories your family.

Flora E. Smith
CRAB ORCHARD, W.Va. -- Flora E. ``Flo'' Smith, 82, formerly of Norfolk, died Sept. 17, 1998.

Mrs. Smith was born in Portsmouth County, Va., and was the widow of Hiriam L. Smith. She was a member of Burroughs Memorial Baptist Church, and was a hairdresser for 35 years.

Survivors include her special friend and caregiver, Christine J. Lindsay of Crab Orchard, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josh and Alice Culpepper.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Donald Harris. The burial will take place on Monday at 1 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.


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