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Ruth E. Hannaberry
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruth Elizabeth Hannaberry, 93, formerly of the 1500 block of Wood Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Hannaberry was born in Columbia, N.C. She was one of five children of the late Lester and May Barnes Voliva. She was the widow of John Hannaberry. Her daughter, Agnes Kooken, and a son, Bobby Davenport, also predeceased her. She was a member of the former Campostella Heights Baptist Church and a former member of the AKC German Shepherd Society. Mrs. Hannaberry was also the president of the Residents Association of Oakwood Nursing Home in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include her three sons, Earl R. Davenport of Chesapeake, Lawrence Davenport of Moyock, N.C., and William Davenport of Fancy Gap, Va.; her brother, Herman Voliva of Virginia Beach; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Clarence Brown. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Residents Association of Oakwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5520 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, or to a charity of your choice.

Peter Hauck
CHESAPEAKE -- Peter Hauck, 77, of the 200 block of North Hill Lane, died Sept. 19, 1999, in a Chesapeake hospital.

Mr. Hauck was a native of Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a resident of Tidewater since 1947. Mr. Hauck retired from Lone Star Industries as a foreman after 37 years of employment. He formerly was a professional hockey player with the Washington Lions hockey team from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a World War II veteran of the Canadian Army.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Rosa Stokley Hauck of Chesapeake; four daughters, Betty Rosanne May and her husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach, Brenda L. Kenny and her husband, Robert, of Norfolk, Teresa M. Riggins and her husband, Wesley, of Orinda, Calif., and Barbara A. Dautrich and husband, James, of Wayne, Pa.; a son, Donald P. Hauck and his wife, Charlotte, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mary Ranger of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada; a brother, Anthony Hauck of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Prince of Peace Catholic Church by the Rev. Christian J. Haydinger. Interment will be at a later date in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. A Christian Wake will be held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or a charity of donor's choice.

Thomas H. Paulsen
CHESAPEAKE -- Thomas Halvor Paulsen, 61, of the 500 block of Summit Ridge Drive, died Sept. 19, 1999. Services will be private. Hampton Roads Crematory is in charge.

Timothy B. Puckett
CHESAPEAKE -- Timothy .Barnabas ``Tim'' Puckett, 24, of the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Tim was born in Virginia Beach and was the son of Earl C. Sr. and Lois Yvonne Blevins Puckett, both of Chesapeake. He was a 1993 graduate of Great Bridge High School. Tim was a proud employee of Dale Old Wrecker Service Inc., Chesapeake.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Terri Lyn Puckett; three brothers, Earl Curtis ``Curt'' Puckett Jr. and Fredrick Claude ``Fred'' Puckett, both of Chesapeake, and Oliver Eugene ``Gene'' Puckett of Newport News; his paternal grandfather, Earl M. Puckett of Norfolk; three sisters-in-law; one niece; one nephew; and two canine companions, Abigail and Precious, as well as numerous friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Peoples Baptist Church, 1200 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Michael Wetherington. Interment will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will begin Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.

M. Anne Reed
CHESAPEAKE -- Margaret Anne Reed, 44, of the 1800 block of Centerville Turnpike, died Sept. 17, 1999, in a Richmond hospital.

Mrs. Reed was born in Dunoon, Scotland, and was the daughter of the late William and Janet Patterson Reid. She had been employed with Food Lion grocery stores for more than 11 years and had been the assistant deli manager of the Cape Shores, Virginia Beach, store.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Reed, and her daughter, Nicole Reed, both of Chesapeake; two sons, Thomas Reed of Virginia Beach and William Reed, also of Chesapeake; three sisters, Janet Mormando of Virginia Beach, Elaine Wilbert of Ohio and June Hamerla of Illinois; a brother, John Knox of Scotland; and two grandchildren, Crystal Jarvis and Katherine Reed.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oman Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Tom Mercer. Interment will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today

Alice V. Sanders
CHESAPEAKE -- Alice Virginia Sanders, 84, of the 600 block of Mill Landing Road, died Sept. 19, 1999.

Mrs. Sanders was born in Brookneal, Va., and was the daughter of the late Samuel Richard and Gracie Lee Hamlette Saunders. She was the widow of Grover C. Sanders Jr. and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Chesapeake and the Mary Williford Circle of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Harshaw of Charleston, S.C., and Susan Mobley of Chesapeake; a son, Grover C. Sanders III of Highland Springs, Va.; a sister, Arlene Roark of Chesapeake; two brothers, S.R. Saunders of Brookneal and Harry Elmo Saunders of Byers, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oman Funeral Home Chapel, Great Bridge, with Dr. H.R. ``Chip'' Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.

May Bell S. Williams
CHESAPEAKE -- May Bell S. .Williams, 91, of the 1400 block of Hawthorne Drive, died Sept. 19, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a member of Oaklette United Methodist Church; past matron, Hillside Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Woodhaven, N.Y.; and a member of Berkley Chapter 52, Order of the Eastern Star, Chesapeake. She was the widow of Peyton R. Williams.

A funeral with Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., at a later date.

Ernestine M. Davis
NORFOLK -- Ernestine Lillian Holley McEachin Davis of the 900 block of Grayson St. died Sept. 19, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

``Mother,'' as she was called, was born in Ahoskie, N.C. She was retired from the postal service, was a member of First Baptist Church, Bute Street, Norfolk, and had attended Norfolk State University. Mother Davis was a widow and was also predeceased by her parents, Allie Mae Holley and Joseph T. Holley.

Survivors include a daughter, Thomasine Yvonne McEachin, and a son, Thomas Christopher McEachin, both of Norfolk; a sister, Ruth Holley of Newberry, S.C.; a grandmother, Ms. E. Kirby Smith; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Cynthia McEachin of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., by the Rev. James Smith. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 911 Grayson St., Norfolk, at noon Wednesday for the procession.

Laura L. Eure
NORFOLK -- Laura L. Eure, 78, of the 3800 block of Larkin St., died Sept. 17, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Red Springs, N.C., she was a retired licensed practical nurse and was a member of New Rising Sun Baptist Church. During her active career, Mrs. Eure was a crossing guard, a licensed midwife, a licensed beautician and a notary public. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Missionary Council and was the founder of the first ever DeBerry Family Reunion. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillie Worthy DeBerry and Frank DeBerry.

Survivors include her husband, Moses A. Eure; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Raymond Heard of Virginia Beach; a stepdaughter and her husband, Jesquillen and Champ of Chesapeake; three sons, Anthony and Andrew Johnson of Norfolk, Bonny and wife, Marcelena Eure, of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Ruby N. DeBerry and Betty J. DeBerry, both of Norfolk; a brother, Frank DeBerry of Brooklyn, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, DeShanna, Delshaya and DiShariff Hargraves of Norfolk, Timaki Evans of New Jersey, Chaunta, Michelle, Philip and David Johnson of Norfolk; 11 great-grandchildren, Angel, Brenton, Brittany, Raven, Denzel, Kenya, Brandy, Donte', Jaelin, Jala and Keshara of Norfolk; and many supportive nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at New Rising Son Baptist Church, 201 Patrick St., Norfolk, by the Rev. Zack Pippins. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc.

Sandy E. Knight
NORFOLK -- Sandy Edward Knight of the 2700 block of Dunkirk Ave. died Sept. 19, 1999, at Hampton Veterans Hospital.

Born in Tarboro, N.C., ``Sonnie Boy'' was a retired fireman from the New York City Board of Education with 35 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in Europe. He was a Baptist and the widower of Alice Frances Knight.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Barriere of Brooklyn, N.Y., Joan Wiggins and Carolyn Wiggins, both of Baltimore; three sons, Bradford Knight and Warren Carlton Sherrod, both of Brooklyn, and Curtis L. Stewart of Norfolk; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at House of Hills 1000, St. John Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery. The remains will be sent to New York City for services and burial. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

James P. Kobzda
NORFOLK -- James Paul Kobzda, 51, a loving father, died Sept. 11, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Kobzda was born in Queens, N.Y., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service. He retired as a petty officer first class yeoman.

Mr. Kobzda is survived by his mother, Doris Colson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Thomas James Kobzda of Everett, Wash.; and a brother, Thomas Kobzda of Phoenix.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.

Roosevelt McDowell
NORFOLK -- Roosevelt ``Mac'' McDowell, 77, of the 2400 block of Kennon Ave., died Sept. 19, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hale Funeral Home.

Nellie D. Owins
NORFOLK -- Nellie Dobbins Owins, 94, of the 3400 block of Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at 10:10 a.m. in a nursing center.

Born in Bessemer City, N.C., she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Norfolk, a former member of London Bridge Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Charles J. Owins, and was also predeceased by a brother, Leslie Creed Dobbins.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca E. Owins of Durham, N.C., and Helen O. Scruggs of Newport News; a son, Charles J. Owins Jr. of St. Petersburg, Va.; two sisters, Bennie D. Peden of Gastonia, N.C., and Kathleen D. Wheeler of Belmont, N.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by Chaplain Henry Thomas. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will be at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or St. Francis Nursing Center, 2 Ridgewood Parkway, Newport News, VA 23608.

Esther M. Robinson
NORFOLK -- Esther Mae ``Big Ma'' Robinson of the 3300 block of Kimball Terrace died Sept. 17, 1999.

Born in Clarkton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Margaret L. ``Mag'' Robinson and the late Charlie W. Robinson. She was a retired custodian and a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Pastor's Aide and Floral Club. She was also a member of Tidewater Park Garden Club, Rose Social and Savings Club, Grandy Park Senior Citizens Club, Larkspur Garden Club, Grandy Park, Salvation Army Home League, Federation Civil League Youth Garden Club of Grandy Park and United Order of Tents Elmi Elizabeth No. 364.

Survivors include five daughters, Bernadette McLean, Hattie Washington and Audrey Taylor, all of Norfolk, Betty Jacobs of Wheaton, Md., and Bertha Jones of Portsmouth; a sister, Helen Johnson of Hampton; a brother, William Robinson of Maryland; 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. I. Joseph Williams. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Grace S. Dillon
PORTSMOUTH -- Grace Seymour Dillon, 85, of the 300 block of Charlotte Drive, died at her home Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999.

She was a native of Elbert County, Ga., and daughter of the late Rosa and James W. Seymour. She was the widow of John L. Dillon, former Portsmouth city councilman. Mrs. Dillon was a member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church, Beazley Senior Citizens Center, Dolphinettes Fishing Club and the Sears Retiree Club. She retired from Sears Roebuck in 1979 after 25 years of faithful service.

A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by three daughters, Rosemary Vaughan of Portsmouth, Judy Dickerson of Chesapeake, Nancy Seigneur of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, John L. Dillon Jr. of Portsmouth and James Michael Dillon of Queen Anne, Md.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a beloved son-in-law, William R. Vaughan; and devoted nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Lee Ramsey. Memorial donations may be made to Cottage Place United Methodist Church, 442 Jamestown Ave., Portsmouth, or to Hospice of South Hampton Roads, P.O. Box 7052, Portsmouth VA 23707. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Louise M. Kreger
PORTSMOUTH -- Louise Martin Kreger, 72, of the 300 block of Rockbridge Road, died Sept. 20, 1999.

Mrs. Kreger, a native of Portsmouth, was the widow of Sidney E. Kreger. She was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, the Portsmouth Historical Assoc., the Portsmouth Humane Society, the Portsmouth Women's Club and the Waterview Garden Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Constance Elizabeth Carroll of Virginia Beach; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Hervy L. Gray Sr. of Crittenden, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, James E. and Ruby Martin of Portsmouth; and a nephew, Burton Laskin and his wife, Harriette, of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. Raymond H. Edmonds. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge. Memorials may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 2704 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23704.

Raymond E. Parker
PORTSMOUTH -- Raymond Earl Parker, 84, of the 100 block of Culpepper Road, died Sept. 20, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., he was a retired ordnanceman from St. Julians Creek Annex and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church of Portsmouth, where he was a member of the choir, and a member of the Beazley Senior Center Square Dance Group. He was an avid golfer.

The widower of Sarah M. Parker, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Linda V. and William Guy of Norfolk; a son and his wife, William E. and Sherry Jones of Portsmouth; a sister, Eva M. Zirkle of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Lee Ramsey. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cottage Place United Methodist Church, 442 Jamestown Ave., Portsmouth VA 23707.

Reginald Skinner
PORTSMOUTH -- Reginald Skinner, 22, of Dale Drive, died Sept. 18, 1999. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Corprew Funeral Home.

Marie B. Whitehead
PORTSMOUTH -- Marie B. Whitehead, 85, of the 3000 block of Portland St., died Sept. 18, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Franklin, she was the widow of Jessie L. Whitehead and a member of Grove Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include her brother, Willie E. Beale Sr. of Franklin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in Grove Baptist Chuch, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Melvin O. Marriner. Burial will be in a Franklin area cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at 2 p.m. today. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the procession. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Harry S. Coles Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harry Scott Coles Jr., 78, of the 2300 block of Litchfield Way, died Sept. 20, 1999.

Mr. Coles was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 14, 1920, to Harry Scott Coles Sr. and Helen Lyons Coles, and was married for 51 years to Martha Coles. Mr. Coles was a member of St. John The Apostle Catholic Church and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and an IRS auditor with the U.S. government.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Martha Gerwitz of Virginia Beach, Alicia Coles of Enfield, Conn.; four sons, Harry S. Coles III of East Longmeadow, Mass., Brian S. Coles of Morrisville, Vt., Roger S. Coles of Snellville, Ga., and David S. Coles of East Hartford, Conn.; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John The Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Dwight Shrader officiating. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513 or St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Marguerite L. Gilliland
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Marguerite L. Gilliland, 94, of the 700 block of Avalon Ave., died Sept. 17, 1999. She was born in Washington state and was the widow of James C. Gilliland.

Survivors include two sons, Victor L. Gilliland of Virginia Beach and Kenneth C. Gilliland of Richmond; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall Great Bridge by Elder Pete Hands. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Nancy A. McCullough
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancy Ann McCullough, 47, entered into rest on Sept. 18, 1999, at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a professional volunteer. She was the current president of the Tidewater Down Syndrome Association, a longtime member of the Virginia Beach Special Olympics, and was a member of the Charlestown Woods Civic League. She was an area resident since 1971, and was a member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Gamble and Helen Marie Gamble.

She is survived by her husband, Larry L. McCullough; a son, Ian Paul McCullough of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Lorisa Marie McCullough of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Christine Cioccia and Jane Gamble, both of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Mark Gamble of Norfolk and Charles Gamble of Beltsville, Md.; and a special relative who raised the family, Aunt Ruthie ``Gram'' Darwish Moore of Glendale, W.Va.

A funeral will be conducted by Pastor Jim Wofcale in Atlantic Shores Baptist Church, on the corner of Kempsville Road and Centerville Turnpike, at 1 p.m. today. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Cemetery in Virginia Beach. Pallbearers will be Dale McCullough, Ralph McCullough, Tim McCullough, Charles Gamble, Anthony Cioccia and Rex Bayman. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Tidewater Down Syndrome Association.

Gladys M. Parolari
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gladys M. ``Hap'' Parolari of Five Point Road passed away Sept. 19, 1999, at home after a lengthy illness.

Born April 26, 1916, in Dallas, Texas, she served in the Army from 1945 to 1948 in Denver, Colo., and Tokyo, Japan, where she met and married her husband of 50 years, Bert W. Parolari Sr., who preceded her in death in April 1998.

She is survived by her son, Bert W. Parolari Jr., and her daughter, Pamela Parolari, both of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Cecil E. ``Buddy'' Taylor of Powderly, Texas, Chester of Mesquite, Texas, and Albert of Dallas, Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at Hampton National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 or to a charity of choice.

Kinkai G. Williams
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kinkai Garcia Williams, 21, died Sept. 18, 1999. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. Burial will be in Montezuma, Ga.

Mary F. Eason
SUFFOLK -- Mary Francis Eason, 55, of the 1900 block of Nansemond Parkway, died Sept. 18, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Tabernacle Baptist Church, Driver. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth E. Flythe
SUFFOLK -- Ruth Elizabeth ``Kissy'' Flythe, 71, of the 400 block of Spruce St., died Sept. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in Crocker Funeral Home.

Norman R. Bowden Sr.
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Norman Rodney Bowden Sr. died Sept. 18, 1999. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Christ United Church. Fox & Holston Funeral Home is in charge.

Louis E. Fitchett
MELFA -- Louis Edward Fitchett, 78, died Sept. 19, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge.

Jennifer G. Barber
CONWAY -- Jennifer G. Barber died Sept. 18, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. today in Creeksville Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Joseph L. Eure
EURE -- Joseph Lawton Eure, 81, of Hwy. 158, died Sept. 19, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

A native of Gates County, he was a member of Eure Christian Church, VFW and Gatesville Ruritan Club and was an honorary member of several hunt clubs. He was retired from N.C. State Maintenance Shop and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Eure was a son of the late Daniel R. and Mamie Lilley Eure.

Survivors include his wife, Wyndolyn Felton Eure; two sons, Joseph Lawton Eure Jr. and his wife, Billie, of Clinton, N.C., and Leon Felton Eure and his wife, Marinda, of Gatesville, N.C.; two sisters, Marie Harrell of Peru, N.Y., and Alene Barden of Suffolk; a brother, Daniel Eure of Suffolk; and three grandsons, Kevin Eure of Gatesville, John and David Crawford of Clinton, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Harrell Funeral Home, Gatesville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gates County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 208, Gatesville, N.C.

Vergie P. Harris
AHOSKIE -- Vergie P. Harris died Sept. 17, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Macedonia A.M.E. Church, Severn. Hertford County Undertakers is in charge.

Isom Nichols
COLERAIN -- Isom Nichols, 70, of the 700 block of Quebec Road, died Sept. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Temple, Ahoskie. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

John L. O'Neal
GRANDY -- John Leonard O'Neal, 59, of the 100 block of Reef Lane, died Sept. 13, 1999. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Beverly D. Montgomery
CHARLES CITY COUNTY -- Beverly Dean Montgomery, 63, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 20, 1999, following a short illness.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald L. Montgomery; her mother, Mrs. D.C. Stallings of Chesapeake; four sons, James W. Montgomery of Chesapeake, Davey L. Montgomery and Jeffrey B. Montgomery, both of Richmond, and Matthew C. Montgomery of Sandston; a daughter, Marjorie Marr of Sandston; three brothers, Dan Stallings, Ernerst Taylor and Davey Stallings, all of North Carolina; a sister, Juanita Pilley of Smithfield; three devoted daughters-in-law, Teresa Montgomery, Debbie Montgomery and Vannessa Montgomery; six grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Her remains rest at Nelsen Funeral Home, Laburnum Ave., Richmond, where the family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. today and where a funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Washington Memorial Park.

Gerline D. Joseph
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- Gerline Deloise ``Jerrie'' Joseph, 51, died Sept. 17, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Chesapeake, she was a nurse's aide and a member of New Life Ministries in Riverhead. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Williams.

Survivors include her mother, Evelyn L. Williams of Riverhead; three sisters, Dee Ann Williams-Smith and Brenda Williams, both of Riverhead, and Donna Townsend of Virginia Beach; six brothers, Richard, Robert and Larry Williams, all of Norfolk, Charles Williams of Indiana, Gregory Williams of Maryland and James Williams of Virginia Beach; three godchildren; six aunts; and a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including two special friends, Sheila Lee of Norfolk and Debbie Clark of Riverhead.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, by the Rev. Vernon Lawrence. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today on Granby Street. The family will assemble at 7033 Mamie Blvd., Norfolk, at noon Wednesday for the procession.

Edna G. Taylor
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Edna Gordon Taylor died Sept. 13, 1999, after a brief illness.

Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of William Earl Taylor Jr. She was secretary for Kings' County Council Jewish War Veterans for more than 30 years. She was a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church of Brooklyn.

She is survived by three sisters, Iretha Gee of New York City, Mabel Gaines of Brooklyn and Caroldine Wallace of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Zion Baptist Church, Brooklyn. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert B. Boothe
CHESAPEAKE -- Robert Busby Boothe, 82, of the 2500 block of Hanover Lane, died Sept. 20, 1998, in Portsmouth.

A native of Gates, N.C., he retired from the Supply Department of Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Laura M. Boothe; two sons, Gary L. Boothe and Randy M. Boothe and his wife, Robin, of Portsmouth; a sister, Elsie Bateman of North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Heather, Adam, Matt Pearson and Laura Gail Boothe.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by Dr. Mel Kunkle. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Muriel H. Downs
CHESAPEAKE -- Muriel Hamilton Downs, 62, of the 500 block of Southfield Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in a Norfolk hospital after recent surgery.

Mrs. Downs was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, and was the daughter of the late Minnie and Henry Hamilton of Tidsale. She was predeceased by a beloved brother-in-law, Howard Kidney. She was employed for 27 years with Crestar Bank and was the administrative assistant to the chairman of the board. She was involved in the volunteer efforts at Crestar's Student Gallery and the Crestar/Farm Fresh Golf Classic. She was a member of Norview Baptist Church, Norfolk, and also a member of the Oceanview Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent ``Gene'' Downs; two sisters, Gladys ``Bobbie'' Calton and her husband, Bill, of Gainesville, Fla., and Florence Kidney of Tisdale; one brother, Boyd Hamilton and his wife, Elsie, of Key West, Fla. Muriel will be lovingly missed by her 11 nieces and nephews, as well as a host of special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Mitchell Harrison in the chapel. A reception will follow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaffney in Chesapeake. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Roland D. Holland Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Roland D. Holland Sr., 80, of the 4000 block of S. Military Highway, died Sept. 18, 1998, in a local hospital.

Born in Nansemond County, Va., he was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sheet Metal Shop with 28 years of service. He was a member of New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include his wife, Velma E. Holland; six daughters, Gloria Bly, Sheila Scott, LaWanda Sessoms of Chesapeake, Cynthia Green of Portsmouth, Corinthia Hamlin of Virginia Beach and Coressa Williams of Temple Hills, Md.; four sons, Roland D. Holland Jr. of Portsmouth, Dennis R. Holland, Daniel L. Holland and Gilbert Holland, all of Chesapeake; one sister, Jean Hunter of Chesapeake; an aunt, Helen Mitchell of Suffolk; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Eunice J. Bolden, and his grandson, Roland D. Holland III.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Milton R. Blount. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at noon Wednesday.

Helen C. Kindley
CHESAPEAKE -- Helen C. Kindley, 79, of the 1100 block of Porter St., died Sept. 20, 1998, in Chesapeake.

A native of Norfolk, she was a homemaker and the widow of Walter B. ``Pete'' Kindley. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include one sister, Marion Harrell and her husband, Warren, of Chesapeake; two nephews, Tommy Harrell and Douglas Kindley, both of Portsmouth; and two nieces, Earline Bowden and Joan Capps, both of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by Father Timothy Drake. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 2004 Ardmore Ave., Chesapeake, prior to the service on Wednesday.

Lester L. Roberts Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Lester Leroy ``Les'' Roberts Jr., 64, of the 4000 block of Hawksley Lane, died Sept. 19, 1998, at his residence.

A native of Port Arthur, Texas, he was a chief design engineer at SupShip Portsmouth USN. He was founder of the local chapter of National Civilian Managers Association (NCMA) and a Methodist. He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores Wynona Lockard Roberts.

Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Roberts Mowery of Portsmouth; one son, Lester Leroy Roberts III of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Barbara McMahon of Nederland, Texas, and Sandra Purgahn of Lafayette, La.; three brothers, Curtis Conrad Roberts of Port Neches, Texas, Larry D. Roberts of Lakeland, Fla., and Donald L. Roberts of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Roy and Rachel Roberts and Timothy and Patrick Mowery.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Donald L. Roberts. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Nannie M. Sculthorpe
CHESAPEAKE -- Nannie ``Nancy'' Maude Sculthorpe, 64, of the 1900 block of St. Brides Road, West, died Sept. 20, 1998, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Sculthorpe was born in Gretna, Va., to Mr. Elbert W. Rowland of Chesapeake and the late Mrs. Lula Maude Rowland. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Sculthorpe, and a member of Grace Baptist Temple.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Fernandez of Peach Tree City, Ga.; two sons, Joseph Ray Sculthorpe of Hyattsville, Md., and William ``Bill'' Elbert Sculthorpe of Chesapeake; a sister, Mattie Vaughn of Chesapeake; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral will be officiated by the Rev. Clark Mahoney in the Indian Creek Baptist Church on Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake.

Clara P. Wattengel
CHESAPEAKE -- Clara Mildred Pollard Wattengel, 77, of the 2400 block of Haywood Ave., died Sept. 20, 1998, in Chesapeake.

A native of Gulfport, Miss., she was retired from Lockheed Aircraft Company and a member of Disciples of Christ Church, of Sun Valley, Calif. She was the widow of Charles James Wattengel.

Survivors include one son, James Wattengel and his wife, Estela, of Sao Paulo, Brazil; two sisters, Dorothy Pollard and Martha J. Wright and her husband, Ossie Wright, all of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Christopher Wattengel of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Adriana Wattengel of Boston, Mass.; one niece, Susan Penick of Chesapeake; and two nephews, John Wright and March Hathcock of Gulfport, Miss.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. John B. Haynes Sr. Burial will be in Biloxi, Miss. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Portlock United Methodist Church, 779 Redstart Ave., Chesapeake, Va. 23324.

Doris R. Welsh
CHESAPEAKE -- Doris R. Welsh, 72, of the 700 block of Bloom Ave., died peacefully among family in her home on Monday, Sept. 21, 1998. She was a native of Norfolk and a faithful member of Fairmount Park Methodist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles T. Welsh; her mother, Lottie R. Kight; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Carl Hall and Pam and Eddie Abrams; four grandsons, Clay and Carl Hall and Brett and Grant Abrams; and one sister and her husband, Barbara and John Faircloth. She was predeceased by her father, Alonzo B. Kight.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Sentara Hospice Program, No. 8 Koger Executive Center, Suite 201, Norfolk, Va. 23502.

Willie E. Daniels Jr.
NORFOLK -- On Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Sentara Bayside Hospital, Willie Edward Daniels Jr. returned home to our father.

Willie Edward Daniels Jr., ``Bird,'' was born Oct. 16, 1950, in Norfolk County to the proud parents of the late Willie Edward Daniels Sr. and Mitilda Nelle Daniels.

He was baptized at First Baptist Church of Campostella. He attended Campostella Junior High and Booker T. Washington High School. He was employed by the City of Norfolk for 23 years.

Willie is survived by his fiancee, Austine Lawrence; four children, Regina, Marlon, Misheia and Quaran Lawrence, all of Norfolk; a brother, Robert E. Daniels of Chesapeake; three sisters, Mary E. Daniels of Chesapeake and Sheilda M. Valentine and Phyllis E. Wilson of Norfolk; four grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews; friends; and a special friend. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alberta G. Parker of Chesapeake and Marion Carney of Portsmouth.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in First Baptist Church, Campostella, by the Rev. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc. At other times the family will receive friends at 812 E. 29th St., Norfolk, and 901 Goff St., Apt. 156, Norfolk.

Diane Gillus
NORFOLK -- Diane Gillus, 39, of the 3500 block of Mangrove Ave., died Sept. 19, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

A native of Norfolk, she was a nurse at St. Mary's Infant Home and a member of Norfolk Deliverance Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Monique White; one son, Dominique White; her mother, Ruth Martin; two sisters, Queenie Turner and Pamela White; one brother, Nathaniel Turner, all of Norfolk; one grandchild, Dajah Monet White of Virginia Beach; and nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Norfolk Deliverance Center, Norfolk, by Elder Flyth. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the residence of Ruth Martin, 7035 Sewells Point Road. The procession will leave the residence at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MadDalene Grimes
NORFOLK -- MadDalene Grimes of the 7400 block of Hughart St., died Sept. 20, 1998, in DePaul Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

Adeline James
NORFOLK -- Adeline James of the 1000 block of Willingham St., died Sept. 17, 1998. A funeral will be held at Graves Funeral Home on Wednesday.

William L. Pittman
NORFOLK -- William Louis Pittman of the 3100 block of Strathmore Ave., died Sept. 18, 1998.

Born in Enfield, N.C., he was a presser at Compeco Cleaners and a member of Basilica of St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Bryant Pittman of Norfolk; two daughters, Betty Veronica Pittman of Norfolk and Annette Pittman of Frederick, Va.; two sisters, Mary Pittman of Washington, D.C., and Evelyn Scott of Enfield; two brothers, Robert Wheeler and Darnell Pittman, both of Enfield; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday at Basilica of St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church by Monsignor Walter Barrett. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The remains will be ready for viewing today at 3:30 p.m. The family will assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. for the procession. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Hilda L. Query
NORFOLK -- Hilda Lyons Query, 95, of the 1300 block of Bayview Blvd., died Sept. 21, 1998, in Davidsonville, Md.

Mrs. Query was a native of Portsmouth and a resident of Norfolk for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary Anne Browne Lyons. She was the widow of Joseph Randolph Query Sr. and was preceded in death by her son, J. Randolph Query Jr. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include four daughters, Marie Q. Pupo and her husband, Joseph, of Norfolk, Aubrey Q. Consolvo of Norfolk, Gerarde Q. Barth and her husband, Joseph, of Arlington, Margaret Q. Bramble and her husband, James, of Arnold, Md.; a son, Lyons S. Query and his wife, Connie, of Norfolk; her daughter-in-law, Nancy C. Query of Norfolk; a sister, Mary L. Dail of Annandale, Va.; 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. John Dorgan. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A Christian wake service will be held in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Query was taken home, 1375 Bayview Blvd., Norfolk, the home of Marie and Joseph Pupo, to lie in repose, where friends may pay their respects and visit with the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters or the charity of the donor's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, will be in charge.

Alexander Wynn
NORFOLK -- Alexander Wynn of the 4600 block of Mayflower Road, died Sept. 18, 1998, at a local hospital.

Born in Wakefield, Va., he was a retired weapon repairman from the Naval Air Station and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Queen Street Baptist Church, the Norfolk New Light Masonic Lodge No. 196 F&AM, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 219 PHA.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee Wynn; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Queen Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Laura P. Anderson
PORTSMOUTH -- Laura Naomi Phelps Anderson, 67, of the first block of Chowan Drive, died Sept. 19, 1998, in Suffolk.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Linnwood Phelps and Edna Rowland Phelps Lockamy and a native of Maysville, N.C. She retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a supply department purchasing agent. She was a member of Believers Baptist Church, and a Birth Right member of the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Anderson Sr.; two sons, Edward Alan Anderson and David Wayne Anderson; two brothers, William Lockamy and Joseph Linnwood Phelps; one sister, Juanita Phelps Darling; and a niece, Pattie McNeil.

She is survived by two sons, Fred Anderson and Timmy Anderson, both of Portsmouth; two sisters, Frances Woodard of Portsmouth and Edna Coates of Norfolk; three half sisters, Ida Lockamy Gricus of Cleveland, Tenn., Iris Lockamy Neimi of Norfolk and Sylvia Lockamy Evans of Chesapeake; four brothers, Ernest Phelps of Portsmouth, Victor Phelps of Memphis, Tenn., Vernon Phelps of San Francisco, Calif., and George Phelps of San Antonio, Texas; one half brother, Ronald L. Lockamy of Martinsville, Va.; two grandchildren; one aunt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Scott Ranck. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Ollie Brown
PORTSMOUTH -- Ollie Brown, 99, died Sept. 18, 1998. She was the widow of Houston Brown and was predeceased by two sons, Robert Robinson and Maxie Abraham.

Survivors include her foster daughter, Thelma McCall and her husband, Willie L.; a son, Eugene Blackmon; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Mary Abraham and Catherine Blackmon.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Third Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will assemble at 1401 Holt Drive. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Junius A. Kellogg
PORTSMOUTH -- Junius A. ``Junie'' Kellogg, 71, of Riverdale, N.Y., and formerly of Portsmouth, died Sept. 16, 1998, in Kingsbridge VA Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.

Born in Portsmouth on March 27, 1927, he retired as director of Strategic Planning for the mayor's office of New York City. Mr. Kellogg was an Army veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by his parents, Lucy and Theodore Kellogg.

He is survived by a son, Leon Love of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Rosa Gibbs and Evangeline Pope of Portsmouth, and Elvin Edwards of Baltimore; three brothers, Theodore Kellogg of Suitland, Md., James Kellogg of Fairbanks, Alaska, and John Kellogg of Chicago; and grandchildren of Baltimore.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Ben A. Beamer. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will be at Fisher Funeral Home today from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. The family will assemble at 1608 Atlanta Ave. for the procession.

Jack L. Shannon
PORTSMOUTH -- Jack Leland Shannon, 38, of the 1500 block of Mathews Terrace, died Sept. 19, 1998, in Portsmouth. Mr. Shannon, born in Key West, Fla., and raised in Portsmouth, was a plant manager with Sorrentino-Mariani Furniture Co., Norfolk. He was predeceased by his father, Floyd A. Shannon. Survivors include his mother, Mary Huffman Shannon of Portsmouth; wife, Barbara Jean Shannon of Lynchburg, Va.; three brothers, Donald L. Shannon of Hampton, James F. Shannon of Portsmouth and Ludwig Sorrentino of Stafford, Va.; two sisters, Felicia Mariani of Norfolk, Mary E. Grant of Lima, Ohio. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Raymond H. Edmonds. Memorial donations may be made to a charity one's choice.

Charlotte H. Whitehorne
PORTSMOUTH -- Charlotte Harris Whitehorne, 84, of the 4000 block of Coffman Blvd., died Sept. 21, 1998.

A native of Portsmouth, she was a member of Believers Baptist Church and a longtime treasurer and secretary of Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was the widow of William Clayton Whitehorne.

Survivors include one daughter, Charlene Wikel and husband, Scotty; and a close friend, Lunette Smith, all of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Jamey Stuart. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Tiyanna A. Armstrong
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Tiyanna Amika Armstrong, 5 months, of the 1200 block of Edenham Court, passed Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998.

Baby Tiyanna is survived by her parents, Monique Little and Marco Armstrong of Virginia Beach; grandparents, Deborah DeMills, Arthur DeMills, Moses Little and Yvonne Little, all of Chesapeake; a great-grandfather, Leroy Little of Chesapeake; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. James AME Church, 501 Dinwiddie St., Norfolk, by the Rev. Gregory K. Jones. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.

James E. Cinnamon
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James E. ``Jim'' Cinnamon, 72, of the 4500 block of Church Point Place, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at his home after a long illness.

A native of Louisville, Ky., he resided in Virginia Beach for 38 years. Jim was retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service and retired from civil service at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 16 years of service.

Jim joined the Navy in 1943 serving for 21 years, he rose to the rank of chief petty officer. He had several careers within his service to the Navy. While stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, he became a professional firefighter and eventually fire chief of the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Fire Department. Not content to remain on dry land, Jim entered and completed Navy dive school and achieved the designation HTCDV. As diving became his passion, he was qualified as a deep sea diver as well as a scuba diver. After his retirement from the Navy, he continued his professional diving career with Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Jim retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1987 as a shipwright general foreman.

Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen T. Cinnamon; two daughters, Alice L. Deems and her husband, Jeff, and Susan L. Deems and her husband, Paul; one son, James Edward Cinnamon, all of Virginia Beach; and three grandchildren, Michael Amato of Chesapeake and James and Jennifer Rose of Virginia Beach.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Jim will be returned to the sea that he loved. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

S. Robert Howell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dr. S. Robert Howell, of Virginia Beach, beloved husband of Gayle, passed away Sept. 19, 1998.

Born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 4, 1917, he graduated with honors from Harvard Dental School in 1941 and entered the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He served aboard the USS Miami in the South Pacific during World War II. He later served at the Medical Research Unit in Cairo, Egypt, with subsequent tours in London, the Panama Canal Zone, and lastly at the shipyard in Portsmouth where he retired in 1970 with the rank of captain. Dr. Howell practiced for over 28 years at Wards Corner in Norfolk and at Rose Hall Professional Center in Virginia Beach. He was joined in his Norfolk office by his son Robert W. Howell in 1981.

Dr. Howell was a life member of the American Dental Association, past president of the Canal Zone Dental Society, a member of the Tidewater Dental Association, a fellow of the Virginia Dental Association, the Seaboard Dental Study Club and the Academy of General Dentistry, and a fellow of the American College of Dentist. Active in Rotary, he was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

In October of 1942, Dr. Howell married Irene M. Hansman who passed away in September 1987. They are survived by their daughter, Lynn and her husband, Charles Bruce and grandson, Carl F. Bruce of Acton, Mass., and by their son Robert and his wife, Melinda, and grandsons, Stephen L. Howell and William Sidney Howell, both of Virginia Beach. Dr. Howell is also survived by his wife, Gayle Jane, whom he married in April 1990. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Gary J. Bruce.

Dr. Howell had been a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church since 1957 and the Rev. Win Lewis will hold funeral services there on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Burial with full military honors will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Park Place Free Dental Clinic c/o Dr. Robert W. Howell, DePaul Medical Bldg., 110 Kingsley Lane, Suite 312, Norfolk Va. 23505, or the American Heart Association.

William F. Lang
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William F. ``Boobie'' Lang, 67, of the 2700 block of West Landing Road, died Sept. 20, 1998.

Mr. Lang was born in Norfolk and had retired as a laborer with R.G. Moore. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and belonged to the V.F.W. Post 4809, the National Rifle Association and was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Faith Bennett; a brother, Robert E. Lang, both of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Sadie Kennedy of Portsmouth, Shirley Carlson of Norfolk and Ellen Lawwill of Hampton; niece, Sherry Phelps of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Larry O'Brien. Friends may join the family at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for visitation and viewing.

Dallas S. O'Neal Jr.
BOYKINS -- Dallas S. O'Neal Jr., 78, chief master sergeant (Ret.), died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Raleigh Community Hospital. He was born on March 10, 1920, in Northampton County, N.C., the son of the late Dallas S. and Muriel Holder O'Neal.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, Texas. He was a 52-year Mason and a member of the Sam Poe Lodge No. 284, AF&AM in Greenville, S.C. He was predeceased by his wife, Mable Honneycutt O'Neal.

He is survived by a daughter, Ann Benthall, and her husband, John, of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandsons, Dale Ward and Danny Ward of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Lillie Mae Stoddard of Rocky Mount, N.C., Mildred Castleberry of Cary, N.C., Marie Pully of Raleigh, N.C., Faye Drewry and her husband, John, and Joyce Ricks, all of Boykins; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Severn, N.C., Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service and at other times at the home of Joyce Ricks, 32424 S. Main St., Boykins, Va. The family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2600 N. Central Ave., Suite 936, Alexandria, Va. 22314. Purviance Funeral Home, Boykins, is handling arrangements.

Darvin P. Gonsalez
GARGATHA -- Darvin Darinell Perez Gonsalez, an infant, passed away Sept. 21, 1998. Services were held Monday in Parksley Cemetery. Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, was in charge.

Norman U. Marshall
EASTVILLE -- Norman Upshur Marshall, 80, of the 6100 block of James St., died Sept. 17, 1998, in Shore Memorial Hospital.

Born in Makemie Park, Va., he was a retired carpenter. He was the son of the late William Carroll Marshall and Cedar Mae Miller Marshall and the widower of Yvonne Asselin Marshall. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp (1935-1939), U.S.C.G. (1940-1946) attaining the rank of first class boatswain mate, and U.S.C.G. Reserve (1950-1953).

Survivors include daughters, Norma M. and husband, Wayne Carpenter, of Quinby, Va., and Nilessa ``Nell'' M. and husband, Paul Alpert, of Phoenixville, Pa.; sons, William and wife, Deborah Marshall, of Quinby, and Christopher Lee Marshall of Eastville; sisters, Dorris Kilmon of Exmore, Va., and Iris Waters of Wachapreague, Va.; brother, P. Ivan Tarr of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandchildren, Sharon C. Woodall, Karen Lee Carpenter, Kimberly Lynn Marshall, Megan Alexis Carpenter, Michael Norman Marshall, Elizabeth Ellen Carpenter, Hannah Yvonne Alpert and Joshua Benjamin Alpert; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, Noah Lennon Woodall.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sept. 19, 1998, by the Rev. Sallye Bowen. Interment was in Quinby Cemetery, Quinby, Va. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home was in charge.

Helen V. Moore
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Helen Virginia Moore, 73, died Sept. 20, 1998. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Island Baptist Church. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Jerry N. Hoggard
WINDSOR -- Jerry Neal Hoggard, 42, died Sept. 20, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Ross Baptist Church Cemetery. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth S. Jones
HERTFORD -- Ruth Carolyn Stepney Jones, 47, died Sept. 19, 1998. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in First Missionary Baptist Church. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.

Charlie E. Jordan Jr.
HOBBSVILLE -- Charlie Earl Jordan Jr., 39, died Sept. 17, 1998. A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday in Blanchard Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Hobbsville. Stallings Funeral Home, Hertford, is in charge.

Elisha T. Knight
CORAPEAKE -- Elisha T. Knight, 85, died Sept. 18, 1998. A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday in New Middle Swamp Baptist Church. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.

Percy Paxton
SOUTH MILLS -- Deacon Percy Paxton, 88, of the 1200 block of North Hwy. 343, died Sept. 18, 1998. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, South Mills. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Virginia M. Sawyer
CAMDEN -- Virginia Meiggs Sawyer, 83, of 866 N. Highway No. 343, Camden, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, in the Albemarle Hospital.

She was a native of Camden and the daughter of the late Isaac and Lydia Nash Meiggs and the widow of Thomas Waverly Sawyer. She was a member of the Geneva Baptist Church and the Indian Ridge Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Sawyer is survived by one son, Waverly Meiggs Sawyer and wife, Linda; and a grandson, Thomas Waverly Sawyer II, all of Camden.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Geneva Baptist Church by the Rev. James Clark. Burial will follow in the Meiggs Family Cemetery, Camden. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements. The family will be at the residence, 866 N. Highway No. 343, Camden.

John L. Smith Sr.
GATES -- John Lee Smith Sr., 87, of Route 2, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, in his home.

Mr. Smith was born in Gates County, the son of the late Johnny Samuel and Mrs. Maggie Eure Smith. He was a retired farmer and businessman and a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Genevieve Brown Smith; five sons, John Lee ``Jack'' Smith Jr., Bradford Brown Smith, James W. ``Jimmy'' Smith and Samuel Tracy Smith, all of Gates, and Thomas L. ``Tom'' Smith of South Hill, Va.; one sister, Kathryn Smith Hayes; one brother, H.B. Smith, both of Gates; and six grandchildren, John Lee Smith III, Corrie Leigh Smith, Lindsay Marie Smith, Megan Miranda Smith, Walter Lee Smith and Nicole Genevieve Smith.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Reynoldson Baptist Church by the Rev. Billy Presley. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, in charge of arrangements. Friends may join the family at the residence and following the service the family will receive friends in the church social hall.

David Askew
HAMPTON -- David Askew, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998. Born in Plymouth, Pa., he had been a resident of Hampton for the last 28 years.

Mr. Askew retired from the Army in 1973 after 26 years which included service during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a former member of the Lions Club.

Mr. Askew is survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Askew; his daughter, Barbara McDermott of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; his son, Michael D. Askew of Virginia Beach; his sisters, Gertrude Heness and Genevieve McElwee, both of Plymouth, Pa., and Ellen Housenick of Norfolk; and his grandchildren, Makalia Gleason and Jeremy Gleason.

A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in the Phoebus section of Hampton National Cemetery by the Rev. Mark A. Burgess. The family wishes in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 2B, Newport News, Va. 23606. Services are being provided by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton.

James W. Beasley Sr.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- James Woodward Beasley Sr., 48, of Route 1, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at his residence.

Mr. Beasley was born in Norfolk, Va., and had lived in Fort Valley for the past four years. He was the son of the late Edward Woodward Beasley and was educated in the Norfolk public schools. He was a small engine mechanic.

Survivors include sons, James Beasley Jr. of Norfolk, Michael Beasley of Illinois; mother, Audrey Beasley; and brother, Edward Beasley, both of Fort Valley.

The family will be at the residence, Route 2, Box 1284, Fort Valley, Ga. Services are private. Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, Ga., is in charge.

Charles J. Smith Jr.
SEATTLE -- Charles Jackson ``Smitty'' Smith Jr., 67, passed away Sept. 18, 1998. In loving memory of a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.


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