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Edward W. Blaker Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Edward Waugh Blaker Sr., 69, of the 3600 block of Weiss Lane, died Sept. 26, 1998, in a Portsmouth hospital.

He was a native of Beckley, W.Va., and was a retired cabinet maker and musician. He was a member of Bowers Hill Baptist Church, Woodmen of the World, the Virginia State Country Music Association, the American Legion Post No. 25. He was an Army veteran of Korea.

Survivors include three daughters, Robbie Cocco, Rhonda Blaker and Regina Nipper; and a son, Edward W. Blaker, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mary Ellen Bowden of Victoria, Va.; two brothers, Robert Eugene Blaker of Dundalk, Md., and Thomas F. Blaker of Newport News; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bowers Hill Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Fred Williams. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Selma S. Daniels
CHESAPEAKE -- Selma Sawyer Daniels of Swain Ave., died Sept. 26, 1998, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Mrs. Daniels was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Barney L. Sawyer and the late Ethel Sawyer Sawyer. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, Davie M. Daniels of the home; and a brother, Myron G. Sawyer of Elizabeth City.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, with the Rev. Glenn D. Greenway officiating. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, is handling arrangements.

Javarius D. Wright
CHESAPEAKE -- Javarius D. Wright, 4, of the 2900 block of Fireside Road, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998. He was born in Norfolk.

Javarius is survived by his mother, Delisa L. Wright; his father, Melvin G. Coles; one sister, Jazmine Coles; one brother, Jamar Wright, all of Chesapeake; grandparents, Linda Artis Wright of Chesapeake, Henry Wright of Norfolk and Amanda Coles of Richmond; great-grandparents, Lillian B. Artis, Willie R. Artis, and Doris P. Wright, all of Chesapeake; and a host of aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon on Wednesday in Refugee Church of God in Christ, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Joseph L. Williams, pastor. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

K. Eliza Wright
CHESAPEAKE -- K. Eliza Wright, 91, of the 4100 block of S. Military Highway, died Sept. 26, 1998, in a Portsmouth hospital.

She was a native of Nashua, N.H., and had retired from the Brookline, N.H. School System. She was the widow of Arnold Francis Wright and attended Faith Alive Church of God in Chesapeake.

Survivors include a son, Arnold F. Wright Jr. and daughter-in-law, Margaret, of Locust Grove, Okla.; three grandchildren, Cheryl L. Waller of Chesapeake, Bonnie J. Miltier of Wagoner, Okla., and Richard F. Wright of Locust Grove; five great-grandchildren, Charles ``C.J.'' Waller and Cara Waller, both of Chesapeake, Joshua Miltier, Katie Miltier and Jeremiah Miltier, all of Wagoner, Okla.; and her lifelong best friends, Alvin and Anita Taylor of Brunswick, Maine.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, by the Rev. Carroll Hurley. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Hattie Hendricks
NORFOLK -- Hattie ``Plunk'' Hendricks, formerly of the 800 block of Fremont St., entered eternal rest on Sept. 24, 1998.

She was a native of Norfolk, and was the daughter of the late William Whitehurst and Hattie Whitehurst-Hart. She was the widow of George D. Hendricks, and a member of St. John A.M.E. Church and Female Usher Board No. 2.

Survivors include a devoted niece, Viola Alston-Pinnex ``Alvis'' of Chesapeake; and nephews, James ``Bud'' Ashe of Norfolk and Vincent A. Ashe of Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday in St. John's A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Larry Hinton. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The family will assemble at 2300 Tapscott Ave., Chesapeake.

Eugenia V. Gregory
NORFOLK -- Eugenia Voight Gregory, 83, of the 1200 block of Pall Mall St., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 26, 1998.

Mrs. Gregory was born in Mathews County (Mobjack), Va. She was a homemaker and was the widow of both William J. Voight and James Gregory. A devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church, she was also a former participant of the Sherwood Forest Senior Citizens Club.

She will be sadly missed by her caring and loving cousins, Charlotte Bailey of Norfolk and Elizabeth George of Poquoson, Va.; and several other relatives.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Charles H. Riggs. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Friends may join the family 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Patricia Johnson
PORTSMOUTH -- Patricia Johnson, 27, of the 4400 block of King St., died Sept. 24, 1998.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in New Formal Temple AME Zion, 2313 Benefit Road, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Christopher Eason. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc. is in charge.

Tyler J. White
PORTSMOUTH -- Tyler James White, infant son of Ann and Joshua White, died Sept. 25, 1998. Services will be private. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.

Clarence Masterson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Clarence ``Chuck'' Masterson, 64, passed away Sept. 26, 1998 at his home.

Mr. Masterson was a native of Detroit and retired as a film editor from General Motors Corp. with 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Lillyan; seven children; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Cathy, of Michigan.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Father John Peck officiating. Interment will follow in Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.

He has touched many lives with his love, his guitar and his wisdom. We will miss him.

Lelia F. Sykes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lelia Fleming Sykes, 82, of the 5600 block of Wesleyan Drive, passed away Sept. 26, 1998, in Brighton Gardens of Virginia Beach.

Lelia was a native of Norfolk. She will always be remembered as a very strong, loving, giving and devoted wife and mother. Lelia was very dedicated and faithful to God. Lelia was widowed from her loving husband, George F. Sykes, on Jan. 23, 1994.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Sykes Flint of Boca Raton, Fla.; a son, Donald W. Sykes of Chesapeake; a sister, Dorothy Kunz of Virginia Beach; brothers Orville Fleming of Tampa, Fla., and John Fleming of Zuni, Va.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at Colonial Grove Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m. today with the Rev. Ernie Myers officiating. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 1 to 2 p.m. today prior to the service.

William D. Wright
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William Dean Wright, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 26, 1998.

Mr. Wright was a veteran of World War II and was also retired from Bell Atlantic after 30 years of service. He was an assistant pastor at the Open Door Chapel and was the treasurer for the W.O.D.C. radio station.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ella C. Wright; two sons, William D. Wright Jr. of Hanover, Pa., and Thomas O. Wright of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, William D. Wright III, Tammy W. Duff, Sean B. Wright, and Jenifer M. Wright; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Open Door Chapel by the Rev. Fritz Stegemann and Bill Clevenger, with viewing for family and friends beginning one hour prior at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WODC Radio Station. Kellum Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruby R. Martin
SUFFOLK -- Ruby Rice Martin, 99, formerly of Suffolk, died Sept. 26, 1998, in Mt. Olive, N.C.

A native of Bladen County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Mattie Burney and John T. Rice. She was the widow of Robert Jerome Martin and was predeceased by a daughter, Jaquelin M. Badgley. Mrs. Martin was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Martin Kornegay of Mt. Olive; one son, Robert R. Martin of White Stone, Va.; one brother, L.B. Rice of Ahoskie, N.C.; one granddaughter, Margaret M. Noland of Italy; two grandsons, W.D. Kornegay III of Greenville, N.C., and Robert R. Martin Jr. of Richmond; one great-granddaughter, Ashley R. Martin of Richmond.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Main Street United Methodist Church by Dr. Alan R. Felumlee with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the service at the graveside. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 23434. R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen J. Wilkins
EASTVILLE -- Helen Jacob Wilkins, 89, died Sept. 27, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hungars Episcopal Church Cemetery, Bridgetown. Fox & James Funeral Home is in charge.

Stanley Dzimitrowicz
NEW BERN -- Stanley Dzimitrowicz, 82, of Bayview Nursing Center, died Sept. 26, 1998, at Craven Regional Medical Center.

He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kennebec Road, Norfolk. He was a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by a son, Stanley Francis Dzimitrowicz of New Bern; three daughters, Sheila Diane Trexler of Tucson, Ariz., Martha Helen Brown of Henderson, N.C., and Mary Lynne McDaniel of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three brothers, Stephen Dzimitrowicz of Clearwater, Fla., Leo Dmitri of New York City and Henry Dmitri of Middleville, N.Y.; two sisters, Edith Jankowiak and Irene Halderman, both of Herkimer, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Mary Ina Brown, Anita Louise Brown, Hannah Elizabeth Dzimitrowicz and Katherine Goodwin Dzimitrowicz.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, with Father R. Francis Muench officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cotten Funeral Home. A vigil service will follow at 8:15 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Education Center, 3005 Country Club Road, New Bern, N.C. 28560.

Robert V. Hendricks Sr.
ELIZABETH CITY -- Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Vernon Hendricks Sr., 68, of the 800 block of Berea Church Road, died Sept. 27, 1998, in Albemarle Hospital.

He was a native of Norfolk and had retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He was the son of the late Joseph L. Hendricks Sr. and Mrs. Bertha Belle Tolson Hendricks, and the husband of Mary McPherson Hendricks.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diana Merritt of Currituck and Valerie Morris of Spring Lake; two sons, Robert V. Hendricks Jr. and Nathan Hendricks, both of Elizabeth City; two brothers, Winton L. Hendricks of Chesapeake and Joseph L. Hendricks Jr. of Norfolk; and five grandsons.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Glenn D. Greenway. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Norfolk, at 2:30 p.m. with military honors. The family will be at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hendricks, 851 Berea Church Road, Elizabeth City.

Christine M. Peele
WILLIAMSTON -- Christine Leggett Manning Peele, 82, of the 200 block of Marshall Ave., died Sept. 26, 1998, in her home.

She was a native of Williamston and the daughter of the late Christine Leggett Manning and James Octavious Manning. She was predeceased by her brother, James Octavious ``Blue'' Manning Jr. She was a life-long member of the Williamston First Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Bailey Peele; a daughter, Nancy Peele of Kinston, N.C.; two sons, James Bailey ``Jimmy'' Peele Jr. and his wife, Lucille Lee Peele of Bear Grass, N.C., Frank Manning Peele and wife, Louise Loughran Peele, of Norfolk; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a nephew.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Manning family plot, Woodlawn Cemetery, Williamston, by her minister, the Rev. Johnny A. Phillips. The family will receive friends at Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and at other times in the home.

Esther V. Fields
CHESAPEAKE -- Esther Vinson Fields, 97, died Sept. 28, 1998. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, retired as a clerk for the Labor Board, Industrial Relations for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a member of Fellowship Chapter No. 140 Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Fields was the widow of William David Fields and was predeceased by a son, Fred M. Fields. She is survived by her daughters, Frances Lackey of Hampton, Alice Benson and her husband, Bill, of Chesapeake, daughter-in-law, Jean Fields of Suffolk, and Bettie J. Poertner of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Freddie Jean Griffey, Susan L. Carson, Vickie Lynn Cole, William M. Benson Jr. and Jack O. ``Jack'' Benson; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and her devoted companion, Alpo.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Covenant United Methodist Church by the Rev. Derek Koolman, the Rev. Robert F. Cofield Jr. and the Rev. Clayton M. Robertson with an Eastern Star service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to Covenant United Methodist Church.

Vernon H. Friedlein
CHESAPEAKE -- Vernon Howard Friedlein, 88, passed away Sept. 27, 1998, at a local nursing home.

Mr. Friedlein was born Oct. 20, 1909, in Parkersburg, W.Va. He played professional football in the 1920s for the Canton Bulldogs and enjoyed fishing. He was retired from R.E.A. Express with 45 years of service. His wife of 55 years, Murhl Lockhart Friedlein, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving children, Ann Easterbrook and her husband, Bill, with whom he made his home for seven years, E. Jean Zipperer and her husband, Daniel, of Richmond and Walter L. Friedlein and his wife, Alice, of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park, Richmond. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

His wisdom, wit and love will be missed.

Elvira M. Hanley
CHESAPEAKE -- Elvira Folise M. Hanley, 70, of the 100 block of Saint Brides Road East, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at her residence.

Mrs. Hanley was born in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of the late Lucia Mancuso and Carmelo Folise. She was also predeceased by a son, Richard Hanley. She was a life member of the J. Robert Graham Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 26, and had served as the commander of that unit. She was also a member of Alley Cats No. 185.

Mrs. Hanley is survived by her husband, Robert G. Hanley Sr. of Chesapeake; her daughter, Renee Hanley-Righetti, also of Chesapeake; three sons, William Teves III of Baltimore, Ronald Hanley and Robert Hanley, both of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, after which the family will receive friends until 9 p.m.

Mrs. Hanley will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Laura E. Lowry
CHESAPEAKE -- Laura E. Lowry, 97, died Sept. 28, 1998. She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and a native of Portsmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Arie J. Lowry.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou Fain and husband, Frank; three grandchildren, Frank Fain Jr., Jackie Bryant and Joy Stevens; seven great-grandchildren, Annette Brown, Chrissy Hernandez, Tia Parker, Lia Meyer, Billy Stevens Jr., Frank Fain III, Michele Fain; and six great-grandchildren, Christopher Stevens, Alicia Stevens, Billy Stevens III, Brandon Bowen, Brittni Bowen and Angel Terry.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. Tom Potter with entombment in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church Building Fund or Maryview Hospice.

John W. Wilson
CHESAPEAKE -- John Westley Wilson of the 300 block of Keith Court died Sept. 26, 1998. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Galilee Baptist Church, Chesapeake. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Esther S. Fleder
NORFOLK -- Esther Sirota Fleder, 75, of Norfolk passed away in her home on Sept. 28, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Jeanie Sirota, and brother, Alfred Sirota. After relocating to Hampton Roads from Brooklyn, N.Y., her life here was active and fulfilled with her role as a founding member of Temple Israel and its Sisterhood. She was a life member of Hadassah and served as president of the Norfolk Chapter and as an officer and member of the regional board of Hadassah. She was chairwoman of the United Jewish Appeal, Women's Division, for several years as well as a board member of the Women's Cabinet of the United Jewish Federation and the United Jewish Foundation. She was president of the Magnolia House and Garden Club, member of the Brandeis University Women's Auxiliary, and a member of ORT and Beth Sholom Home. She most recently served on the Board of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Alan Fleder; her children, Cheryl F. Sloane and her husband, Harris, Gail Fleder, Eileen F. Kahn and her husband, Stewart, Lawrence E. Fleder and his wife, Anne; and her grandchildren, David and Debra Sloane, Andrew, Steven and Laura Kahn, and Emily and Kendall Fleder, all of whom she adored.

A Temple service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Israel, 7255 Granby St., Norfolk, by Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor Elihu Flax. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be sitting Shiva at 4504 Southleaf Court, Larkspur, Virginia Beach, and will welcome condolence callers through Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 1998. Memorial donations may be made to the Esther Fleder Memorial Fund to benefit Hadassah Hospital c/o Hadassah at P.O. Box 11266, Norfolk, Va. 23517, or to the Alfred Sirota Research Foundation at the Eastern Virginia Medical Foundation, 358 Mowbray Arch, Norfolk, Va. 23501. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Vance E. Grover
NORFOLK -- Vance E. Grover, 88, of the 200 block of S. Blake Road, died Sept. 27, 1998, at his residence.

A native of Norfolk, he was a retired professor emeritus-accounting at Old Dominion University and a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosa Holmes Grover.

Survivors include one daughter, Dr. Rose Grover Cherry of Deland, Fla.; two sons, Dr. William H. Grover III of Martinsville, Va., and Edwin Grover of Norfolk; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. John R. Monroe. Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan Fund of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Raleigh Hyman
NORFOLK -- Raleigh ``Cigar'' Hyman, 74, of the 2300 block of Fairbanks Ave., died Sept. 27, 1998, in a local hospital.

A native of Bertie County, N.C., he was retired.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Wells Gumke of Norfolk; one sister, Clara Outlaw of Windsor, N.C.; three brothers, Joe Frank and Moses Hyman, both of Windsor and George Hyman of Manhattan, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Crystin Turner and Breanna Gumke, both of Norfolk; a very special friend, Mary Brown of Norfolk; future son-in-law, Darryl Ayers of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Hampton Roads Chapel, Granby Street. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2305-A Fairbanks Ave.

Pearl R. Lundy
NORFOLK -- Pearl R. Lundy, 80, of the 100 block of Suburban Parkway, died Sept. 24, 1998, in her home. Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Sussex County, Va., she lived most of her life in Norfolk.

A retired domestic worker, Ms. Lundy was a lifelong member of Queen Street Baptist Church, where she served in the Senior Choir and was a member of the Rose of Sharon Club and The Ida Ewell Missionary.

Survivors include her church family.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Queen Street Baptist Church by Pastor Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund of Queen Street Baptist Church. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Alja A. McCoy
NORFOLK -- Baby Alja Aking McCoy of the 900 block of Rugby St. died Sept. 25, 1998. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

D. Kingsley Traylor
NORFOLK -- D. Kingsley Traylor, 89, of the 1000 block of N. Lexan Crescent, died Sept. 27, 1998, in his home. Mr. Traylor was a native of Norfolk. He was an optician for Traylor Optical Co., the business his father founded in 1924, and retired after 60 years with the company. In 1948, he became president of Traylor Optical and began to expand the company throughout the Tidewater area. During his career he was active on many boards and associations, serving as a past chairman and national director for the Guild of Prescription Opticians of America and past president and secretary of the Virginia Society of Prescription Opticians. Other memberships included the American Board of Opticianry, the Better Vision Institute, the International Academy of Opticians, the International Guild of Opticians and Honorary Master of the Ophthalmic Optics. His past civic memberships included the Cosmopolitan Club, St. Mary's Infant Home, Boy Scouts of America, Norfolk and Virginia Museums, the National, Virginia, and Norfolk Chambers of Commerce. He was also a past member of the Consolvo and Seaside Tents of Circus Saints and Sinners and current member of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Mr. Traylor donated much of his time and energy to the charities and associations associated with the prevention of blindness. He was a member of the National and Virginia Societies for the Prevention of Blindness and served on the Board of Directors for the Norfolk Host Lions Club. He also served as a deacon and trustee for Knox Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marion Oliver Traylor; his daughter, Mary Kingsley Traylor Hart of Norfolk; his son, Harry Oliver Traylor and his wife, Anne, of Norfolk; his brother, Harry E. Traylor of Richmond; six grandchildren, James R. Hart Jr., Timothy T. Hart, Marion H. Forchas, K. Kingsley Hart, Chris Traylor and Mark Pfaehler and five great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. James Nowell. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. today from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Julia G. Turner
NORFOLK -- Julia Goode Turner, a resident of Lakewood, died Sept. 28, 1998, in her 100th year at her home.

A Norfolk native, she was the widow of John N. Turner and retired after 30 years with C & O Railroad. She was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church and a former member of the Lady Shrine. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Goode.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Eleanor C. Sugg and her husband, J.T.; four grandchildren, Nancy Martone, Donna Benjumea and her husband, Tony, Russell Charlton and his wife, Catherine, Karen Barbee and her husband, Buddy; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Katherine T. Charlton; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Harry L. Charlton.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Charles Smith and the Rev. Francis Collins. The family will receive friends at the home. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Elmer R. White
NORFOLK -- Elmer R. White, 86, of the 2900 block of Somme Ave., died Sept. 27, 1998, in Chesapeake.

A native of Norfolk, he was a retired aircraft instrument mechanic from Norfolk Naval Base. He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie White.

Survivors include one brother, William E. White and his wife, Naomi, of Chesapeake; one niece, Shari DeHority of Fallston, Md.; and one nephew, Ray Edgell of Richmond, Va.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Charity Cemetery by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Jean H. Williamson
NORFOLK -- Jean Harden Williamson, 79, of the 8200 block of Chesapeake Blvd., died Sept. 27, 1998, at Sentara Bayside Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Norfolk, she graduated from Maury High School, Class of 1937. She was a telephone operator with C&P Telephone Company from 1937 until her retirement in 1979. She was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

She is survived by her son, Arthur E. Williamson Jr. of Virginia Beach; four grandsons; one brother, Albert S. Harden Jr. of Virginia Beach; two sisters-in-law, Margaret W. Beers of Virginia Beach and Henry Etta W. Blundel of Ballwin, Mo.; and her best friend, Mary C. Nixon of Virginia Beach.

She was predeceased in 1992 by her daughter, Dianne W. Cosgrove, and in 1993 by her husband of 53 years, Arthur E. Williamson.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Paul D. Moore.

Oscar M. Wilson
NORFOLK -- Oscar Manuel ``Mayor of Berkley'' Wilson, 92, of the 500 block of East Berkley Ave., died Sept. 26, 1998, at Chesapeake Health Center Center.

Born in North Carolina, he was a retired rigger from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, federal government, in 1978 after 37 years of service and a retired porter from the City of Norfolk in 1983 after 5 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Berkley, Norfolk, and the widower of Rosa Wilson.

Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Carolyn Turner Wilson and Thelma Wallace Wilson, both of Chesapeake; one son, Alton Oscar Wilson of Chesapeake; one sister-in-law, Beatrice Gatling of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a very devoted nurse, Joyce Williams of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church Berkley, 706 E. Berkley Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. William D. Tyree III. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Family and friends will assemble at 2409 Sero Court, Chesapeake, Georgetown Section, at 11 a.m. Thursday for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Mary E. Stewart
PORTSMOUTH -- On Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, Mary E. ``Polly'' Stewart, of the 3800 block of Harvest Ct., departed this life at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mary Stewart, daughter of the late Willie and Effie Mathews, was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Norfolk.

She leaves to mourn a husband, Irving ``Bud'' Stewart Sr.; six children, Irving Stewart Jr., Delores Davis, Iris Stewart and Peggy Stewart of Norfolk, Beverly Stewart of Virginia Beach and Jackie Jones of Portsmouth; one brother, Robert Mathews of Norfolk; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Homegoing services will be held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Campostella Road, Norfolk, at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at 1045-A Rugby St., Norfolk. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Mabel G. Taggart
PORTSMOUTH -- Mabel G. Taggart, 72, of the 1200 block of Alcindor Road, died Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.

A native of Portsmouth, she was a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Taggart of Portsmouth; four daughters, Carlotta Taylor of Maryland, Valerie James of Chesapeake, Victoria Hicks of Suffolk and Gail Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; one son, Robert Taggart Jr. of New Bern, N.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at New Mount Zion Church of God in Christ, Portsmouth, by Elder Thomas F. Goodwyn. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Emma B. Brauner
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Emma B. Brauner, 76, passed away Sept. 27, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Brauner was born May 27, 1922, in Austria. She was the wife of the late Friedrich A. Brauner.

Survivors include three loving children, Anneliese Reichert, Friedrich P. Brauner and Susanne Mudge; brother, Rudolph Wiehs; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerome P. Burns Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jerome ``Pat'' Patrick Burns Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 27, 1998. Pat was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach for 31 years and a native of Baltimore, Md.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lorraine H. Burns; a brother, Thomas Barrett Burns of Lanham, Md.; a son, Jerome Patrick Burns III; a daughter, Patricia Ann Burns: a son, Edward Jeffrey Burns; a daughter, Cheryl Kay Seichrist; a daughter, Susan Lynn Smith, all of Tidewater; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He served in the United States Navy for 30 years and worked for the United States Post Office for 10 years before retiring. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 166.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Star of the Sea Catholic Church by Father James E. Dorson. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jean Fain
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jean Fain (nee Zelda Tucker), born on the second light of Hanukah, 1906, in Breust-Litovsk, Russia-Poland, died at the Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia on Sept. 22, 1998.

Jean Fain immigrated to New York City at the age of 16 and resided there until eight years ago, when she came to Norfolk to live near her daughter, Marilin Anger. As a young woman she was a dressmaker and enthusiastic Yiddishist. She won several trophies as a ballroom dancer and was an excellent golfer.

Jean Fain married Abraham Fain in 1929 and was widowed in 1973. They resided together in the Lincoln Center Apartments for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Fain Pratt and her husband, Kenneth, of Altadena, Calif.; four grandchildren, Fran Loney of Norfolk, Paul Anger of New York, and Adam Stern and Oliver Stern, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Austin Loney of Norfolk and Nicholas Dolan-Stern of Los Angeles; and a niece, Irene Polansky of Norfolk.

A graveside service was conducted Thursday, September 24, 1998, at Beth David Cemetery in Long Island, N.Y. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, provided information.

Mary L. Finney
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary ``Mae'' Leonie Finney, 80, of the 300 block of Crisfield Road, died Sept. 28, 1998, at a Virginia Beach hospital.

A native of Charleston, S.C., she was a homemaker and a Roman Catholic. Mrs. Finney was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include a loving husband, Thomas E. Finney; four daughters, Dolores and her husband, William Speight, of Williamsburg, Mary and her husband, Charles Krummell, Sharon and her husband, James Hundley, and Kathryn Ann Finney, all of Virginia Beach; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lynnhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Maddry. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Fund.

William C. Long
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Captain William Henry Clay Long, 77, of the 1200 block of Kempsville Road, died Sept. 28, 1998, in Virginia Beach.

A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Ray and Bessie Long. He had resided in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach for 57 years and was a retired captain.

Captain Long was a paying member of the Master Mates and Pilots Association since May 27, 1946. He was a member of Master Mates and Pilots Local No. 9, Norfolk. He had a masters license in any ocean, inland waters and his pilots license. During World War II he served on various vessels in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II on the SS Samuel Chase. His hobbies included gardening, fishing and traveling. He was also a member of the German European American Society in Norfolk.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Margarete C. Long of Bremerhaven, Germany; like a daughter, Karin Thornton; one sister, Margaret Lawler; one aunt, Nettie Longworth; many brothers and sisters-in-law who reside in Germany; and 21 nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at their residence today from 7 to 9 p.m. and also following the service. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Arthur N. McQueen Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- In loving memory of Arthur Nadine McQueen Jr., 55 -- son of the late Arthur Nadine and Anne Paul McQueen -- who died Sept. 21, 1998.

Mr. McQueen is survived by his son, Scot Paul McQueen of Richmond; two sisters, Judith Paul McQueen of Shadyside, Md., and Jo Anne Trumble of Hyattsville, Md.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.

David E. Schaff
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Chief Petty Officer David E. Schaff, U.S. Navy retired, 59, died Sept. 28, 1998, in a local hospital.

A native of Wyandotte, Mich., he was a retired chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service. He was a member of Catholic Church of St. Mark. He worked at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station LANT (NCTAMS LANT) at the Norfolk Naval Base as a computer specialist for over 14 years. He most recently worked as a team leader for network installations at military commissaries around the world. He was a member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 225, and was U.S. Navy Tidewater Softball and Football Commissioner. He was an EVOA official.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Terry Schaff; one daughter, Christine Schaff of Virginia Beach; three sons, David Schaff of Redford, Mich., Steven Schaff and Andy Schaff and his wife, Carrie, all of Virginia Beach; his mother, Marion H. Schaff of Brownstown, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Lynn Tucker of Barton, Mich., Lois Simpson of Wyandotte, Mich., and Karen Hutek of Grayling, Mich.; two grandchildren, Katie Schaff of Redford, Mich., and Jenna Schaff of Virginia Beach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at Catholic Church of St. Mark by Father Daniel N. Klem. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23507. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Theresa P. Harrell
SUFFOLK -- Theresa Parker Harrell, 93, a native of Eure, N.C., died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in Nansemond Pointe Nursing Home, Suffolk. She was the widow of Adrian Harrell and was previously married to E.M. Garner Jr.

Mrs. Harrell worked for the former Ballard & Smith Department Store as a salesperson and a buyer. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Suffolk.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Victor Spivey (Rachael) of Colonial Heights, Va., and Louise Lyon of Eure, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Lyman, Carlyle, Elliott, and Royce Parker and one sister, Mrs. J.J. Howell.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Charles W. Thompson, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Cedar Hill Cemetery. She will be buried beside her first husband, E.M. Garner and their only infant son. Harrell Funeral Home is in charge.

Karl Effertz
CAPE CHARLES -- Karl Effertz, 70, died Sept. 27, 1998. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Charles Catholic Church. Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge. Mildred P. Hinman

PARKSLEY -- Mildred P. Hinman, 94, died Sept. 28, 1998. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Thornton Funeral Home.

Elaine G. Charlet
SALVO -- Elaine Goble Charlet, 56, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at her residence.

Mrs. Charlet was born in Newport News, Va., was an environmental health research technologist and more recently was the manager of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Bookstore. She was a member of Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church. She was the daughter of the late Pernell Goble and Mrs. Nina Ledford Goble of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the wife of James David Charlet of the home.

Besides her mother and husband, Mrs. Charlet is survived by one daughter, Julia Dawn Rigsbee of Hillsborough, N.C.; three sons, James David Charlet Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., Joshua Scott Charlet of Greensboro, N.C., and Joseph Matthew Charlet of the home; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church with Father Andre Izac officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph Charlet Educational Fund, c/o Centura Bank, Buxton, N.C. 27920, or Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, N.C., 27909. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.

James F. Dean
NAGS HEAD -- James Forrest ``J.D.'' Dean, 42, died Sept. 26, 1998. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Outer Banks Presbyterian Church. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Geneva P. Hardy
EDENTON -- Geneva Newbold Parker Hardy, 94, died Sept. 26, 1998. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in United Holiness Church. Blair Funeral Service is in charge.

Lillian D. Moran
WANCHESE -- Lillian Dixon Moran, 93, died Sept. 28, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford's Colony Chapel.

Garland Bridger
NEWPORT NEWS -- Garland Bridger died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998. He was a native of Isle of Wight County and had been a resident of Newport News for 42 years.

Mr. Bridger retired from Goodman Electrical Supply Co. of Norfolk as a district sales representatives after 30 yeras of service. He also retired from Riverside Regional Medical Center after eight years of service with the security force.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newport News where he was a member of the Board of Ushers and the Men's Club.

Mr. Bridger was preceded in death by his brother, James M. Bridger.

He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Evelyn Whitfield Bridger; two sons, Robert N. Bridger of Ormond Beach, Fla., and his wife, Maureen, and Royce G. Bridger of Newport News and his wife, Judith; two grandchildren, Erin Bridger of Ormond Beach, Fla., and James Ben Bridger of Newport News; two brothers, Alton E. Bridger and Percy Bridger, both of Suffolk; a niece, Gail B. Roppo of Portland, Maine; and three nephews, Harold Bridger and Sterling Bridger, both of Suffolk and James Bridger of Forest Hill, Md.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Roy L. Miller. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Church Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Edna L. Leftwich
BEDFORD -- Edna Lee Lipscomb Leftwich, 99, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998. She was the widow of William Junius Leftwich Sr. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Liberty Chapter No. 109 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, James A. Leftwich Sr. and his wife, Eleaner, of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Debbie Anderson Mullins and her husband, Dwane, of Anchorage, Alaska, Theresa Lee Leftwich of Virginia Beach, James A. Leftwich Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Chesapeake, and Andrea June Leftwich of Richmond; two great-grandsons, Logan Alexander Leftwich and Austin Reid Leftwich, both of Chesapeake; a son-in-law, Thomas Goggin Anderson of Bedford; and a daughter-in-law, Pauline Horton Leftwich of Hampton.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. D. Glen Langston officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing to make memorials consider Main Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Carder-Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford.


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