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Larry L. Conte
CHESAPEAKE -- Larry L. Conte, 59, died suddenly Sept. 24, 1999, at his home.

Born in the Philippines, he retired from the U.S. Navy and worked at Oceana Naval Air Station Commissary until his death. He was born the eighth of nine children to Juan and Crescencia Conte, who predeceased him. He was active in the community as a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus No. 10601, an active member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Post No. 280 and the Fleet Reserve Association.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carmen Ando Conte; children, Bernard, Larry II and Jennifer; son-in-law, Doug Strickland; grandsons, Aaron and Justin; in-laws, Alejo and Gerarda Ando; brothers and sisters-in-law, Napoleon and Paciencia, Dominador and Cristina, Gonzalo and Teofila and Aliwina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Prisca and Antonio Belicina, Ismaela and Juanito Palos, Hedeliza Belicina, Pacita and the Rev. Richard West, Jodito Ando, Perfecto and Puring Ando; 40 nieces and nephews; several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Prayer will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Catholic Church followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 10 p.m. today and Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, where a wake will be at 7 p.m. today.

Leslie G. Daniel
CHESAPEAKE -- Leslie Gene Daniel, 68, of the 1100 block of Virginia Ave., died Sept. 28, 1999. He was a loving husband and father and a great friend to all.

Born in Jefferson County, Ala., Mr. Daniel had been the self-employed owner and operator of Francis A. Gay Funeral Home for 51 years. He was a member and former deacon of Rosemont Christian Church in Chesapeake, a member of South Norfolk Lodge No. 339, A.F.&A.M.; a member of Berkley Masonic Lodge No. 167, A.F.&A.M.; a member and past patron of Friendship Chapter No. 57, O.E.S.; and a member of the South Norfolk Ruritan Club. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Deep Creek High School in 1948 and also from mortuary school at Cincinnati College of Embalming, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Gasser Daniel, and a son, Stephen L. Daniel, both of the residence; his mother, Nellie Blanch Hanbury Daniel; his father, William Bart ``Jeff'' Daniel; a sister, Doris Daniel Anholt of Alexandria, Va.; two nephews, William V. Lamberson of Marietta, Ga., and David G. Lamberson of Williamsburg; and a dear friend, Mildred S. Gay of the funeral home.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Jim Dunn. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. Masonic rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Marie K. Ferguson
CHESAPEAKE -- Marie K. Ferguson, 85, of the 700 block of Gainsborough Court, a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker, died Sept. 27, 1999, in Chesapeake. Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Bartow, W.Va., and the widow of Joseph Ferguson.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Carpenter of Chesapeake; four sons, Richard Ferguson and Donald Talbott of Chesapeake, Randy Talbott of Dayton, Ohio, and Jim Talbott of Miami, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A private memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

Charlotte B. Watson
CHESAPEAKE -- Charlotte Bragg ``Memaw'' Watson passed away early in the morning on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999.

She was born in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 1918, and moved to Portsmouth as a young girl. She was the daughter of Mamie Ball and Robert Bragg and the widow of Robert Emmett Watson. Memaw is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Lunette Smith; three daughters, Linda Watson Pace and her husband, Charles, Charlotte Ann Watson Roberts and her husband, Kenneth, and Barbara Watson Parker; eight beloved grandchildren, Robin Kirsch Martin, Lorie Roberts Wood, Vickie Parker Frye, Lisa Kirsch Rump, Terry Roberts Chenault, Orion L. ``Ogie'' Parker Jr., F.B. ``Kip'' Kirsch IV and Robert Michael Parker; and seven great-grandchildren, Sydnie Wren, Jordan Wood, Kelsie Chenault, Kelsie Parker, Lauren Martin, David Frye and McKenzie Parker. Memaw will be missed very much by all of her friends and family. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Portsmouth. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery.

Egon R. Apelt
NORFOLK -- Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Egon Roman Apelt, 75, of the 9600 block of Chesapeake Blvd., died Sept. 27, 1999, at Harbor Point Rehabilitation Center.

``Doc'' was born in Reichenau, Germany, and was a member and elder of Oakdale Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. He was a member of the American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch No. 60. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1964 after 23 years of service. He also retired as a medical assistant for Ford Motor Co. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily Stacy Apelt.

Survivors include three sons, Richard R. Apelt of St. Petersburg, Fla., Stacy E. Apelt of Norfolk and Eric R. Apelt of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a sister, Ingaborg V. Keeney of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Third Presbyterian Church, Carlton Street, Norfolk. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Wayne A. Bennett
NORFOLK -- Wayne A. Bennett, 48, of the 9500 block of 7th Bay, died Sept. 28, 1999, in a local hospital. Born in Portsmouth, he was a truck driver for Nexcon and a Catholic.

He is survived by a daughter, Julia A. Jahnke of Aulander, N.C.; his parents, Dorothy A. and George A. Bennett of Norfolk; a brother, David A. Bennett of La Fayette, N.Y.; and a grandchild, Tyler L. Jahnke of Aulander.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Clarine J. Ellison
NORFOLK -- Clarine Jacobs Ellison, 76, of the 200 block of E. Indian River Road, died Sept. 28, 1999, in Lake Taylor Hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church, Dinwiddie St., Norfolk. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, in 1939.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Ellison; seven daughters, Annie Baker, Ella Jones, Clarine Pugh, Alice Ellison, Loretta Wesby, Dorothy Ellison and Shirley Ellison; two sons, James Ellison and Leary Ellison; 15 grandchildren, Anthony Brother, Bobby Johnson, Elisah Jones, George Ellison, Katie Haynes, Antolia Ellison, Mario Ellison, Teresa, Mary, Lisa, Tyrone, and Artarie Wesby, Kendra Howe, Kwaman and Nanalie Ellison; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Clarine was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Ellison and Willie Ellison Jr.; her parents, Annie and Ishson Jacobs; sisters, Leola Wingfield and Louise Ella Smith; her grandmother, Cora Jordan; and two aunts, Alberta Cartwright and Mariah Gibson.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Metropolitan Funeral Home, Berkley Ave. Chapel, by the Rev. Andrew Green. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 207 E. Indian River Road at noon for the procession to the chapel.

Lee R. Holland
NORFOLK -- Lee Robertson Holland, 75, of the 1400 block of Meads Road, died Sept. 29, 1999. Mrs. Holland was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was raised by her late aunt and uncle, Alice and Ben Willis of Norfolk. She was the widow of Julian C. Holland. She was the office manager for Granby High School for more than 28 years until her retirement in 1988 and was a member of Ghent United Methodist Church in Norfolk. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Holland Dudugjian and her husband, Bobby, of Norfolk; her cousin, Benjamin J. Willis Jr. of Norfolk; and her two grandchildren, Patrick Lee and Jamie. A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Don Wilson. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ricki Newton
NORFOLK -- Ricki Newton, 74, of the 100 block of Forsythe St., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 1999. She was born in Towanda, Pa.

She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Newton; her two loving daughters, Mary Lynn Vitasek of Norfolk and Carol Lee Schwalm of Canby, Ore.; a loving son, Mark William Newton of North Pole, Alaska; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 3 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Missions Fund of the Tabernacle Church of Norfolk.

Artemus Stokley Jr.
NORFOLK -- Artemus Stokley Jr. of the 2800 block of Corprew Ave. died Sept. 26, 1999. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Graves Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Nebo Cemetery, Murfreesboro, N.C. Hertford County Funeral Home is in charge.

Sherwood Walker
NORFOLK -- Sherwood ``Lightning'' Walker, 49, of the 900 block of Fremont St., died Sept. 27, 1999, at a local hospital. He was a native of Norfolk.

Mr. Walker is survived by a daughter, Bon'Aravia D. Davis; four sisters, Shirley Wilson, Linda Barnes, Theolia Barnes and Laversa Cartwright, all of Norfolk; four brothers, Walter Barnes, Hammad A. Salaam, Anthony Barnes and David Barnes; two grandchildren, Donzaha Davis and Don Brown Jr.; a very special friend, Gwen Bailey; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy J. and Walter W. Barnes.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Graves Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence.

Jamaal S. Boone
PORTSMOUTH -- Jamaal Sharif Boone of the 400 block of Avondale Road passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999.

He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Boone of Norfolk, his father, Carlisle Grissett of Wilmington, N.C.; a grandmother, Dollie Mae Boone of Portsmouth; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Chesapeake. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Church Cemetery, Suffolk. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pauline E. Young
PORTSMOUTH -- Pauline Esther Young, 74, formerly of Florida Ave., died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in Beverly Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and was the widow of Alton Young.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicky Kadans of Portsmouth; a sister, Ruthann Ritter of Ponte Vedro Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, David and Daniel Kadans and Andrea Maurer; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no services. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ruby E. Dugo
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ruby E. Dugo, 83, went to be with the Lord Sept. 29, 1999, at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

She was a native of Norfolk and was a member of the L.A.F.R.A. Unit 60. Mrs. Dugo was predeceased by her son, Ronald L. Reid. She is survived by her husband, Mark A. Dugo; her daughter, Patsy R. McGrath and her husband, Jack; grandchildren, John L. McGrath Jr., Richard A. McGrath, Ronald L. Reid Jr., Jason Cartwright and Jan Michael Reid; and great-granddaughters, Katie McGrath, Sarah McGrath and Alexandra McGrath.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Pastor James E. Womble. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Robert D. Jonas
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Robert Donald Jonas, 67, of the 600 block of Bottino Lane, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 1999.

Mr. Jonas was born in Goodhue County, Minn., and was an HVAC mechanic. He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, having served more than 22 years in the U.S. Navy. During his tour in Vietnam, Mr. Jonas received a Purple Heart. He was the son of the late Rudolph M. and Helen Kruger Jonas.

Mr. Jonas is survived by six daughters, Beverly Pierce, Mary Putnam and her husband, David, all of Virginia Beach, Helen Jonas of Norfolk, Janet Eicher, Roberta Jonas and Susan Jonas, all of Vista, Calif.; a sister, Delores Ringeison of Goodhue; two brothers, Darrell Jonas of Goodhue and Dale Jonas of Hager City, Wis.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Diamond Springs Christian Church, 5612 Haden Road, by the Rev. Jack Austin. The U.S. Navy will provide scattering of the ashes at sea. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Robert D. Jonas Memorial Fund, c/o Mary Putnam, 529 Chownings Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Agnes Kaastra
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Agnes Kaastra, 69, passed away Sept. 28, 1999. A homemaker, she was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Kaastra, and a daughter, Janet O'Hara.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Kaastra; a son, David O'Hara; and four grandchildren.

Services will be private. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Riverpoint Nursing Home Patient Trust Fund, 4142 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, or to the Animal Assistance League, 1149 New Mill Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23327, 548-0045.

Lossie V. Kirkman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lossie V. Kirkman, of the 1500 block of Woodbridge Place and a longtime resident of Norfolk, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 1999.

Born in Windsor, N.C., she was the widow of David Kirkman.

Survivors include two sons, Orange Buck and his wife, Ella, of Virginia Beach and Fred Buck of New York; three grandchildren, Samantha Buck of Virginia Beach, Willie J. Buck of New York and William Buck of Norfolk; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at noon today in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Wallace J. Drake.

Charlie Leary
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charlie Leary of the 3600 block of Harbinger Road, died Sept. 26, 1999.

He was born in Windsor, N.C., the son of the late Charlie and Laura Leary. He was self-employed as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Leary; five daughters, Amanda D. Herbert, Charlotte Pollock, Barbara Leary, Sarita Leary and Monique Leary; three sons, Charles A. Leary, Bryant Leary and Trent Leary; nine grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Michael A. Pollock and Pernell V. Herbert.

Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Riddick Funeral Service chapel where a funeral will be held at noon Friday, by the Rev. Edward Everette. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence.

Murry W. Myrick Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Murry W. Myrick Sr., 91, died Sept. 29, 1999, in Norfolk.

Born in Littleton, N.C., he was retired and a member of Baylake United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Arline K. Myrick; his parents, John C. Myrick and Leah Butts Myrick; a sister, Gladys Perkinson; and a brother, Clyde Myrick.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Murry W. Myrick Jr. and Barbara Myrick; a brother and his wife, Shirley and Lydia Myrick, all of Virginia Beach; two grandsons and their wives, Kevin and Dawn Myrick of Suffolk, Brian and Beverly Myrick of Virginia Beach; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan, Michael and William.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Ted E. David. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity.

Eugenia V. Noveras
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eugenia Viray Noveras died Sept. 25, 1999. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church. A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Road, where the family will remain until 10 p.m. to greet friends.

Harry C. Ruiz
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harry C. Ruiz died Sept. 27, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Born in New York City, he was a retired mechanical engineer and master herbalist. He retired from building management for Divaris Property Management in 1990.

Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn F. Ruiz; beloved daughter, Amanda Ruiz; beloved sons, Steven Ruiz and Mark Ruiz; beloved daughter-in-law, Yvonne Ruiz; beloved sisters, Elba O'Connell, Judith Stamulis, Anna Gonzalez and Dolly Gonzalez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Harry was active in radio broadcasting from 1988 to 1992, playing his beloved Latin salsa music on his radio show. He played in many Latin bands as an accomplished piano player as well. He was an active member of the Hispanic Community Dialogue Task Force. During his retirement, he made many wonderful herbal formulations that provided great relief and help to many people. He will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church Renaissance, 720 North Eden Way, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mothers Inc., 417 16th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements.

George J. Verdos
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George J. Verdos, 92, formerly of Michigan City, Ind., died Sept. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Health Care Center. Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City, is in charge.

Audrey F. Chipman
SUFFOLK -- Audrey Faye Chipman, 45, died Sept. 29, 1999. A native of Suffolk, she was the daughter of the late Otis Aldine Fravel and mother of the late Shannon Chipman. Mrs. Chipman was a member of the Bible Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Rosa Fravel Cook and Roger Cook; her children, Jason Chipman, Brandy Chipman and Beth Chipman, all of Suffolk; sisters Elizabeth Braford, Rosalee Gardner, both of Suffolk; foster sisters, Cindy Moegenberg and Kathy Runyon; brothers, Paul Fravel of Mannington, W.Va., Robert Fravel of Cumberland, Md., Donald Fravel of Harrisonburg, Ronald Fravel of Alma, Ark., Charles Fravel of Eure, N.C.; stepbrothers, Roger M. Cook and Bobby Cook; stepsister Delores Cook; grandchildren, Christopher Jenkins Jr. and Heather Chipman; former husband, Roger Chipman Jr.; longtime companion, John Benton; and a dear, close friend, Edith Arnold.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Nicholas with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virginia R. Johnson
SUFFOLK -- Virginia R. Johnson of the 1600 block of Nansemond Pkwy. entered into eternal rest on Sept. 27, 1999.

She was born in Seaboard, N.C., to the late Babe and Jim Rogers. She retired after 20 years of service as a meat processor at Gwaltney Packing Co., Smithfield. She was an active member of the Church of the Lord Christ of the Apostolic Faith's Choir.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Clarence Johnson Sr.; four daughters, Barbara A. Almon and her special friend, ``R.T.,'' Pearline Johnson, Shirlene Johnson and Joyce A. Hubbard; two sons, Thomas L. Johnson, Clarence Johnson Jr. and wife, Deborah; three sisters, Cora L. Holland, Vivian E. Ridley and Louise Eure; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A chapel service with burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Meadowbrook Memorial Garden, Suffolk, by Bishop Roosevelt Townsend. The family will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m. Saturday. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Virginia will be greatly missed by her family and friends but we all take comfort in believing ``it is well with her soul.''

Dorothy J. Pruden
SUFFOLK -- Dorothy J. Pruden, 72, of the 1400 block of Clary Drive, died Sept. 27, 1999, in her residence. She was a native of Nansemond County and was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Moss.

She was a member of Sixth Street Baptist Church where she was a deaconess, superintendent of Sunday School, Trustee Board member, Junior Choir Mother and an usher. She was also coordinator of Sixth Street Baptist Church of Churches, and a member of the Hollywood-Jericho Civic League.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, James H. Pruden Sr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Terry Bradley of Fort Washington, Md., Bernice and Beverly Rabb of Clinton, Md., and Peggy and Steven Boone of Newport News; a foster daughter, Joyce H. Woodson of Suffolk; a son, James H. Pruden Jr. and his wife, Vivian P. Pruden, of Suffolk; her mother, Armesa Bernice Smith, all of Suffolk; a brother, Linwood Peele of Bridgeport, Conn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sixth Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Edward Barringer III. Burial will be in the Pruden Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends at the residence. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James H. Gibbons
FRANKLIN -- James H. Gibbons, 76, of Springdale Apts., died Sept. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Millneck Baptist Church. Hertford County Undertakers is in charge.

Marie D. Hayes
MANTEO -- Marie Daniels Hayes, 83, died Sept. 28, 1999. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Manteo Baptist Church. Twiford Funeral Home is in charge.

Winston E. Lane
HERTFORD -- Winston Earl Lane, 90, of Route 5, died Sept. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swindell Funeral Home.

Donnie J. Palmer
EDENTON -- Donnie Jackson Palmer, 67, of the 1300 block of Paradise Road, died Sept. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Olive Church of Christ. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Joyce H. Sawyer
CRESWELL -- Joyce Ann Hill Sawyer, 52, of the 200 block of Palmetto St., died Sept. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

Ray L. Scarborough
DUCK -- Ray L. Scarborough, 72, died Sept. 28, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Austin Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Maurice W. Toxey
ELIZABETH CITY -- Maurice Wilson ``Pete'' Toxey, 78, of the 1100 block of Toxey Road, died Sept. 28, 1999, at Albemarle Hospital.

He was born in Posquotank County, N.C., the son of the late Gaither Sears and Elizabeth Wilson Toxey, and was a farmer in the Weeksville section of Pasquotank County. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was a member of the William Clarence Jackson Post No. 6060, V.F.W., and a member of Elizabeth City Elks Club No. 896.

Mr. Toxey is survived by a sister, Gladys T. Daniels and her husband, Melvin, of Elizabeth City; a sister-in-law, Yevon Toxey; several nieces and nephews, M. Roy Daniels III, Joan B. Daniels, Roy Daniels IV, Kane Daniels, Donna Daniels Sawyer, Ashley Sawyer, James Sawyer, Dianne Daniels, Caroline Grant, William Grant, Andrew Grant, Julian R. Toxey Jr., Pat E. Toxey, Nita Dowdy, Jeff Dowdy, Jacob Dowdy, Wayne Toxey, Pat Toxey and Gaither Toxey, Elizabeth ``Beth'' Toxey Deberyshire, James Deberyshire, Elsie Toxey Norfleet, Johnny Norfleet, Dawn Norfleet and William Lloyd Norfleet; and special friends, Margaret Reid, George Kirkwood and Harry Reed. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clark R. Toxey and Julian R. Toxey.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, E. Church St., by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Daniels, 1618 Rochelle Drive, Elizabeth City.

Rose M. Vaughan
GATES COUNTY -- Rose M. Vaughan died Sept. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Calvary Baptist Church, Suffolk. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Susan R. Burgess
ASHLAND -- Susan Roles Burgess, 93, formerly of Roanoke, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Ashland Convalescent Center.

She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Elizabeth Roles. She was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Burgess; a brother; and five sisters. She is survived by two sons, Roy Davidson Burgess Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., and Jack Edward Burgess of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Mary Jo Kelly of Roanoke; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Seaver Funeral Home, Princeton, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hiawatha Collette
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Hiawatha ``Frank'' Collette, 86, of Rocky Land Drive, died Sept. 28, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was retired after 30 years of service from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, as a supervisor personnel staffing specialist. He was a member of Mount Bethel Christian Church in Limestone and attended as long as health permitted. A native of Greene County, he was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 330 F&AM in Portsmouth; a 50-year member of Royal Arch Chapter, Port Norfolk; and a member of Greeneville Moose Lodge No. 692. Mr. Collette was very active in scouting in the Portsmouth area for many years and was a graduate of Old Dominion College in Norfolk.

He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ida Collette; and two brothers, Joseph and Daryl Collette. Survivors include his wife, Mayme ``Billie'' Barry Collette; a son, Charles Thomas Collette of Portsmouth; a daughter, Patricia Collette Vines of Johnson City, Tenn.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Collette Waddell of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Vale Cemetery by the Rev. James Kent. Family members and friends will serve as active pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the service at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.

George H. Laird III
YORK, Pa. -- George H. Laird III, 61, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at York Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1938, in the Philippines and was the son of Catherine Palmer Laird of Norfolk and the late retired U.S. Navy Capt. George H. Laird Jr. He was a retired editor for the York Dispatch newspaper after more than 20 years of service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the photographer for the York Little Theater, member of Trout Unlimited and Isaac Walton League. He was a member and past president of York Bicycle Club, a competitive cyclist for the Keystone Velo Club, Lancaster, Pa., and a PA State Road Race Champion. He was a classical guitarist and an avid outdoorsman.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Byron C. Laird of York; sister, Heather L. Martin of Norfolk; brothers, Michael S. Laird of Oklahoma City, Okla., and James H. Laird of North Conway, N.H. He was predeceased by a son, David F. Laird.

Private services and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Etzweiler Funeral Home, York, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.

Robert K. Marshall
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Robert K. Marshall died Sept. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Ahoskie, N.C. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, N.C., is in charge.

Ervin B. Ryan
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Ervin Berlin Ryan died Sept. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Temple Revival Center, Windsor, N.C. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, N.C., is in charge.

Alfred H. Brinkley
CHESAPEAKE -- Alfred Hayes Brinkley, 70, of the 4000 block of Oak Drive, died Sept. 30, 1999.

Mr. Brinkley retired after 42 years as market manager with U.S. Gypsum, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was born in Portsmouth.

Survivors include his wife, Elise S. Brinkley; two daughters, Diana L. Smith and her husband, Stephen W. Smith, Melissa E.B. Thomas and her husband, Wayne G. Thomas, all of Chesapeake; and a granddaughter, Ashley M. Smith.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Larry L. Conte
CHESAPEAKE -- Larry L. Conte, 59, died suddenly Sept. 24, 1999, at his home.

Born in the Philippines, he retired from the U.S. Navy and worked at Oceana Naval Air Station Commissary until his death. He was born the eighth of nine children to Juan and Crescencia Conte, who predeceased him. He was active in the community as a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus No. 10601, an active member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Post No. 280 and the Fleet Reserve Association.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carmen Ando Conte; children, Bernard, Larry II and Jennifer; son-in-law, Doug Strickland; grandsons, Aaron and Justin; in-laws, Alejo and Gerarda Ando; brothers and sisters-in-law, Napoleon and Paciencia, Dominador and Cristina, Gonzalo and Teofila and Aliwina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Prisca and Antonio Belicina, Ismaela and Juanito Palos, Hedeliza Belicina, Pacita and the Rev. Richard West, Jodito Ando, Perfecto and Puring Ando; 40 nieces and nephews; several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Prayer will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Catholic Church followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

Leslie G. Daniel
CHESAPEAKE -- Leslie Gene Daniel, 68, of the 1100 block of Virginia Ave., died Sept. 28, 1999. He was a loving husband and father and a great friend to all.

Mr. Daniel was born in Jefferson County, Ala. Owner and operator of Francis A. Gay Funeral Home for the last five years, he had worked in the funeral home business for 51 years. He was a member and former deacon of Rosemont Christian Church in Chesapeake, a member of South Norfolk Lodge No. 339, A.F.&A.M.; a member of Berkley Masonic Lodge No. 167, A.F.&A.M.; a member and past patron of Friendship Chapter No. 57, O.E.S.; and a member of the South Norfolk Ruritan Club. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Deep Creek High School in 1948 and also from mortuary school at Cincinnati College of Embalming, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Gasser Daniel, and a son, Stephen L. Daniel, both of the residence; a sister, Doris Daniel Anholt of Alexandria, Va.; two nephews, William V. Lamberson of Marietta, Ga., and David G. Lamberson of Williamsburg; and a dear friend, Mildred S. Gay of the funeral home. He was predeceased by his mother, Nellie Blanch Hanbury Daniel and his father, William Bart ``Jeff'' Daniel.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Jim Dunn. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Masonic rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Garland Gilbert
CHESAPEAKE -- Garland ``Tootie'' Gilbert, 63, of the 2400 block of Woodshire Circle, died Oct. 1, 1999, in a local hospital. He was born in Covington, Va., and was a Protestant.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Gilbert; two daughters, Renee Cleaver of Portsmouth and Dawn Gilbert of Ohio; five sons, Randy Hunt of Illinois, Steven Gilbert of Chesapeake, Timmy Hunt of North Carolina, Danny Hunt and Wayne Hunt, both of Portsmouth; four sisters, Betty Sue Gilbert, Barbara Ann Parsons and Priscilla L. Moncus, all of Chesapeake, and Sandra G. Patterson of Wakefield, Va.; two brothers, John D. Gilbert of Portsmouth and Stuart M. Gilbert Jr. of Chesapeake; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Vickie Loyd.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, by the Rev. Cornel Potra. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and other times at 2410 Woodshire Circle, Chesapeake.

James D. Rayfield Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- James D. Rayfield Jr., 73, of the 1400 block of Bayberry Place, died Sept. 30, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Norfolk, he was a former auditor for Peat Marwick and had retired as the assistant finance director for the city of Chesapeake. He was a member of Greenbrier Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Rayfield was a graduate of Granby High School and Randolph-Macon College.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara B. Rayfield; a son and his wife, James D. Rayfield III and Stephanie Rayfield; and a brother, the Rev. Edwin H. Rayfield, all of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Claremont Cemetery, Claremont, Va., by the Rev. Dave Main. Memorial donations may be made to Greenbrier Presbyterian Church or to the Chesapeake Animal Assistance League. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is handling arrangements.

James H. Sawyer
CHESAPEAKE -- James Harry Sawyer of the 2700 block of Broad St. died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Church of God in Christ, Campostella, Norfolk. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Glenn L. Snyder
CHESAPEAKE -- Capt. USCG Glenn Louis Snyder died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in Washington, D.C.

Capt. Snyder was the beloved husband of Mary L. Snyder, the father of Kathleen Alyse Snyder, the son of Louis and Florence Snyder, and the brother of Louis and David Snyder and Drusilla Reid.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Arlington Funeral Home, Arlington, Va. A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

James A. Watford
NORFOLK -- James A. Watford, 73, of the 5500 block of Bayberry Drive, died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Riddick Funeral Service is in charge.

Willie L. Williams Sr.
NORFOLK -- Willie L. ``Snooks'' Williams Sr., 81, of the 700 block of W. 36th St., died Sept. 28, 1999, in Norfolk.

He was born in Norfolk and had retired as a courier from Mutual Federal Savings & Loan after 20 years of service. He was a member of Woodland Avenue Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Deacon Board.

Survivors include his sister, Emily T. Everett; a grandchild, Cheryl Campbell; several great-grandchildren; a stepson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Woodland Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. Serafio Fontanilla. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The procession will leave from 718 Culpepper St. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Loethel F. Britt
PORTSMOUTH -- Loethel Frances Britt, 85, of the 3700 block of Pinebark Road, died Sept. 28, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

She was a retired clerk from Naval Air Station, Norfolk, and the widow of W. McCoy Britt. She was a member of Fellowship United Church of Christ, Chesapeake, and Martha Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son, William B. Britt of Portsmouth; a stepson, Robert Garner of Rosselle, N.J.; two sisters, Anna Wilkins and Mae Hester Shipman, both of Trenton, N.J.; a brother, PERCELL Bennett of Trenton, N.J.; four grandchildren, William Jr., Tara, Aaron and Brandon; five great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Denise Britt of Portsmouth; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, sisters-in-law and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship United Church of Christ, Chesapeake. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at 3721 Pinebark Road, Portsmouth. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge.

John E. Demps
PORTSMOUTH -- John Earl Demps, 80, of the 1200 block of Florida Ave., died Sept. 29, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Celestial Baptist Church. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Sharon E. Douglas
PORTSMOUTH -- Sharon E. Douglas, 41, of the 100 block of Hansen Ave., died Sept. 22, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was a member of Bethany Cathedral C.O.G.I.C., Suffolk, where she was an usher and a member of the Hospitality Committee.

Survivors include a daughter, Jasmine Douglas; two sons, Maurice Douglas and Ronald Douglas, all of Portsmouth; three sisters, Jacqueline Brown of Maryland, Gwendolyn Douglas and Melvene Gilliam, both of New York; a brother, Shedrick Douglas of Virginia Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends, including a very special friend, J.T. Casper and foster mother, Annie J. Dillard, both of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Garden of Prayer No. 4, C.O.G.I.C., by Bishop Maurice Johnson and Elder Samuel Moore. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. The family will be at 4548 Van Dyck Drive, Virginia Beach, and also at 3308 Downes St., Portsmouth, where they will assemble for the procession.

Stephen K. Smack
PORTSMOUTH -- Stephen Kent Smack, 87, of the 5100 block of Castle Way, died Sept. 30, 1999. Born in Kearny, N.J., he was a retired manager of W.T. Grant Co., and member of Green Acres Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hodgetts Smack; a daughter, Joan Smack Sharp and her husband, Carl M. Sharp; a son, Kent Alan Smack and his wife, Diana Upshur Smack; and five grandchildren, Paul Joseph Sharp, Karen Sharp Rountree and her husband, Brian Rountree, Mark Alan Sharp and wife, Kim H. Sharp, Stephen Kent Smack and Taylor Smack.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Paul Edward Forsyth. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Contributions may be made to Green Acres Presbyterian Church.

Anna L. Woodard
PORTSMOUTH -- Anna Lee Woodard, 79, of Lawrence Circle, died Sept. 28, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of West Virginia, she was a teacher/director for Portsmouth School of Beauty Culture. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda A. Spainhour and her husband, Monroe, of Yorktown, and Deborah Antony and her husband, David Davis, of Norfolk; daughter-in-law Earline B. Antony of Portsmouth; her stepmother; eight granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Donald S. Antony.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Fr. Leo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bon Secours Maryview Foundation.

Mary P. Bondurant
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Page Bondurant died Sept. 30, 1999. Born in Norfolk, she was a retired teacher from the City of Norfolk, Public School System.

Survivors include a sister, Helen B. Downs, and a brother, R.S. Bondurant Sr., both of Virginia Beach; a nephew, Roy S. Bondurant Jr. of Carlisle, Mass.; and two grandnephews, Roy S. Bondurant III and John G. Bondurant, both of Carlisle.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.

Eva R. Figueira
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eva Ruth Figueira, 77, died Oct. 1, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she had retired as credit manager for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Cambridge, Mass. She was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church and the widow of Joseph Figueira.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Russell and Nancy Figueira of Brookhaven, Pa.; a sister, Dorothy Froment, and a brother, Russell DeMattos, both of Fall River; and two grandchildren, Steven and Adam Figueira.

Burial will be held in VA National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass., at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.

Jeanette E. Hill
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jeanette E. Hill of the 1500 block of Frost Road died Oct. 1, 1999.

Born in Princess Anne County, she was retired from Sentara Bayside Hospital. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, United Order of Tents Adline No. 227 and Silhouette Social and Civic Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Hill; a son, Perry Hill; her mother, Edith Hill; a sister, Betty Hill, all of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Jesse Hill Jr. of Norfolk and Jackie Hill of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; an aunt; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Jesse Hill Sr.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. C.H. Williams. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Eugene R. Krah
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eugene Regis Krah, 64, died Sept. 30, 1999.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Krah, dear father of Dr. Eugene Regis Krah III, Ph.D., of Portland, Maine, and Maura Ann Krah of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by sisters Maureen Krah, Rita Busch, Sailey Casey and Frances Caskey.

He was a proud member of the Church of the Holy Family and a longtime member of Tidewater Friends of Folk Music. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewater Friends of Folk Music, P.O. Box 9606, Norfolk, VA 23505.

Mary Lou Labrador
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Lou Labrador, 61, of the 2900 block of DuBois Place, died Oct. 1, 1999, in Parksley, Va.

Born in Louisa, Ky., she was a homemaker and attended Faith Temple Baptist Church in Norfolk, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Church. She was the wife of the late Norberto Labrador.

She is survived by a daughter, Paula Ison, and a son, James Fields, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Burtis J. Price of Mableton, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. William G. Beagle. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norberto Labrador
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Norberto Labrador, 72, of the 2900 block of DuBois Place, died Oct. 1, 1999, in Parksley.

Born in Olongapo City, Philippines, he had retired as a senior chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy and had also retired from the Navy Supply Center. He attended Faith Temple Baptist Church in Norfolk and was a member of the Men's Brotherhood of the Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou Labrador.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Ison, and a son, James Fields, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Reynaldo Labrador of Subic, Zambales, Philippines; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. William G. Beagle. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred C. Morean
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mildred C. ``Mom Mom'' Morean, 93, of the 300 block of Lynn Shores Drive, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 1, 1999.

Born in Sussex, Del., she was the widow of Charles Morean and a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, Chesapeake.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Sharon L. Dubuc; three grandsons, Calvin Morean Jr., Kenneth Morean, both of Virginia Beach, and TimothySpratley of Chesapeake; four great-grandchildren, Steven Summers, Kenny Morean Jr., Timmy Spratley II, Nathan Morean; and a great-great-granddaughter.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Ron Weinke and the Rev. Eloise Smith. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel.

Harry C. Ruiz
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harry C. Ruiz died Sept. 27, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Born in New York City, he was a retired mechanical engineer and master herbalist. He retired from building management for Divaris Property Management in 1990.

Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn F. Ruiz; beloved daughter, Amanda Ruiz; beloved sons, Steven Ruiz and Mark Ruiz; beloved daughter-in-law, Yvonne Ruiz; beloved sisters, Elba O'Connell, Judith Stamulis, Anna Gonzalez and Dolly Gonzalez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Harry was active in radio broadcasting from 1988 to 1992, playing his beloved Latin salsa music on his radio show. He played in many Latin bands as an accomplished piano player as well. He was an active member of the Hispanic Community Dialogue Task Force. During his retirement, he made many wonderful herbal formulations that provided great relief and help to many people. He will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church Renaissance, 1120 North Eden Way, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mothers Inc., 417 16th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements.

William I. Slaughter
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William I. Slaughter died Sept. 20, 1999, in San Diego, Calif. A native of Milton, N.C., he was the son of William I. and Mary Bell Slaughter. Mr. Slaughter was retired from Norfolk Air Traffic Control Tower.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Slaughter of Raleigh, N.C., Donald Slaughter of Sterling, Va., and Sidney Slaughter of Raleigh; three daughters, Suzanne Stevens of Virginia Beach, Babette Farmer of Alpine, Calif., and Kimberly Slaughter of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Edith Slater of Dayton Beach, Fla., Norma Slaughter of Yancyville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.

David L. Stewart
VIRGINIA BEACH -- David Lee Stewart, 34, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. A native of Portland, Maine, he was the son of Stanton Stewart Jr. and Gerrie Chamberlain Stewart of Leesburg, Fla. He was an automobile salesman in Virginia Beach.

Besides his parents, David is survived by a sister, Ellen Grandy and her husband, William E. Grandy Jr. of Barco, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Priscilla Conley of Gray, Maine; paternal grandmother, Ann Ruark of Virginia Beach; and a nephew, Tyler William Grandy of Barco.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Twiford's Northside Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. James Harrington. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch, N.C. The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Grandy Jr., 196 Barco Road, Barco, N.C. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to one's church in memory of David.

Dorothy M. Davenport
SUFFOLK -- Dorothy Miller Davenport, 63, of the 3200 block of Deerpath Road, died Sept. 30, 1999. The widow of Worth M. Davenport Sr., she was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Davenport was born in Bertie County, N.C., and was the youngest of 11 children. She retired as a child care provider after more than 30 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Suffolk.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah D. and Floyd W. Turner of Suffolk, Donna M. and Donald W. Rogers of Franklin, and Shannon D. and Jerry L. Ward Jr. of Suffolk; a son and daughter-in-law, Worth M. Davenport Jr. and Kecia W. Davenport of Concord, N.C.; three granddaughters; two grandsons; a grandchild due in November; two sisters, Alma Porter of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Alice Drane of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and a brother, Clyde W. Miller of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Suffolk. Interment will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence, 3229 Deerpath Road, Suffolk. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Unit, P.O. Box 1413, Suffolk, VA 23439. Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie E. Dixon
SUFFOLK -- Elsie E. Dixon, 70, of the 4200 block of Pughsville Road, died Sept. 28, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Nansemond County, Va., she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Pughsville, and the widow of William Dixon Sr.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Askew; a son, William Dixon Jr.; a sister, Rosetta Hardy; five brothers, James H. Edwards, Joe T. Edwards, McKinley Edwards, Percell Edwards and Walter Gould; three grandchildren, James Askew, Thomas Askew and William Askew; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Dixon; and a great-aunt, Ada Vine.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, Pughsville, by Dr. William Russell. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

William R. Post
SUFFOLK -- William Ronald Post, 79, a native of Crittenden, died Sept. 30, 1999. Mr. Post was an electronics mechanic with the Production Department at Norfolk Naval Air Station and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Terry Reel. Please omit flowers. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.

James M. Bowling III
ONANCOCK -- James Morton Bowling III, 75, died Sept. 29, 1999. He was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and Arlington, Va.

Following a year at Catholic University, he enlisted in the V-12 program in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946. He returned to Catholic University and majored in chemical engineering for the next four years.

He moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1949 to join the family business of Wrightson Motor Co. in Accomac. Later, he obtained his nursing home administrator license and worked for 14 years at the Hermitage as director of grounds and maintenance until retiring in 1994.

A former member and commander of the Power Squadron, he was president of the Lions Club and an officer in the Chamber of Commerce. An avid waterman and reader, he enjoyed woodworking and boating.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie ``Billye'' M. Bowling; children, James M. Bowling IV of Charlottesville, Ann B. Peff, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jane Bowling-Wilson of Sperryville, Va.; sons-in-law, Thomas Peff, M.D., and Patton Wilson; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Brown Bowling; two brothers, David and Robert; a sister, Mary Ann Chandler; grandchildren, Thomas, Adeline, Catherine, Andrew, Brady, Louise, Eliza and Lucas; as well as many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, William.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, Market Street, Onancock. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Shore Public Library, P.O. Box 360, Accomac, VA 23301 or to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417. Williams Funeral Home of Onancock is handling arrangements.

Ann Cornish
ONANCOCK -- Ann Cornish, 79, died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Metompkin Baptist Church, Parksley. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Bryan C. Leland
EXMORE -- Bryan Christopher ``Chris'' Leland, 28, died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Franktown Cemetery, Franktown. Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, Parksley, is in charge.

Louise G. Lewis
PARKSLEY -- Louise Gladden Lewis, 87, died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Charlie Roberts
ACCOMAC -- Charlie Roberts, 84, died Sept. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Saturday at Macedonia AME Church. Wharton Funeral Home.

Winston Roux
PARKSLEY -- Winston Roux, 58, died Sept. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Adams United Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Delitha J. Willis
CHERITON -- Delitha Johnson Willis, 87, died Sept. 28, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cape Charles Cemetery. Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge.

Ruby L. Murphy
SEVERN -- Ruby Louise Murphy died Sept. 28, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hunter's Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie.

Carlton R. Perry
MERRY HILL -- Carlton R. Perry, 62, of the 200 block of Nixon Road, died Sept. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Colerain. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

George A. Nichols
ELIZABETH CITY -- GeorgeAndrew ``Nick'' Nichols, 61, of the 1000 block of Halls Creek Road, died Sept. 30, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Ray L. Scarborough
DUCK -- Following a long struggle with diabetes and kidney failure, Ray L. Scarborough, 72, a native of Duck, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999.

Ray served 27 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and, after retiring, pursued a real estate career in Duck Village. He was a founding member of the Duck Volunteer Fire Department and served on the North Carolina Game Commission. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Duck United Methodist Church.

Ray is survived by his wife, Ada; his children, Andy, Linda Rae and Jimmy; three grandchildren; three step-grandsons; three sisters, Melba Perry of Southern Shores, Blanche Utz and Marlene Ward, both of Duck; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am. Saturday at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The family will be at the home to greet friends during the days prior to the service and will remain at the cemetery for visitation afterward. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Ray L. Scarborough be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Robert C. Simmons
FRISCO -- Robert Charles Simmons, 43, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

He was the beloved son of William F. and Jean B. Simmons of Frisco; cherished brother of Elaine and Bob Schreiter of Hurffville, N.J., William D. Simmons of Glassboro, N.J., Helen and Don Mammi of Franklinville, N.J., Steven and Mary Anne Simmons of Ferrell, N.J., Janis and Carl Napoli of Franklinville, N.J., Craig and Ginger Robinson of Mandeville, La.; beloved of his aunts, Ann Simmons of Orange, Calif., Rita Polhamus of Vineland, N.J.; his uncle, Arthur Baker of Elmer, N.J.; 14 nieces and nephews; many cousins and his friend, Bandit.

Bob was a 1974 graduate of Delsea Regional High School, Franklinville, N.J., and the Lincoln Technical Institute of Bristol, Pa. He was a member of Franklinville Volunteer Fire Co. before moving to California, where he lived for several years. He moved to Frisco, N.C., in 1997. He was a transmission repairman at Island Transmission and Auto Repair in Frisco. He was a board member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club and an avid fisherman and bowler.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco, by the Rev. Jim Huskins. The family will receive friends at the church social hall after the service. Also a memorial service has been planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Franklinville United Methodist Church in Franklinville.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wesley Hospitality House, P.O. Box 293, Frisco, NC 19736. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

James R. Smith
ROPER -- James Robert Smith, 61, of Sam Allen Road, died Oct. 1, 1999, in Sentara Leigh Hospital. Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Ford Motor Co. and a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1957.

Mr. Smith was the son of Alice Rose of Gum Neck, N.C., and the late Willie Randolph Smith. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Harrell Smith; two sons, James Robert Smith III of Edward, N.C., and William Earl Smith of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Jeanette Deaver, Connie Andrews and Linda Kay Smith of Columbia, N.C.; two brothers, Franklin Smith of Virginia Beach and Alvin Smith of Gum Neck; two grandchildren, Willie Randolph Smith and Megan Kathleen Smith of Edward. He was predeceased by two sisters, Nora Young and Shirley Holmes.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Spencer and Stanley Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens, Columbia, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

William T. Stroud
AHOSKIE -- William Timothy Stroud, 41, died Sept. 30, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church, Union, N.C. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander.

Milton P. Sykes Sr.
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Milton Paul Sykes Sr., 82, died Sept. 30, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 36 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and fishermen.

Mr. Sykes is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne Hall Sykes; two sons, Milton Paul Sykes Jr. of Virginia Beach and Stephen Hall Sykes of Nags Head, N.C.; two daughters, Barbara Lifsey of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Dianne Hall of Portsmouth; one brother, Clayde Sykes of Newport News; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Dare County EMS, Kill Devil Hills Squadron, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Rosa L. Taylor
PLYMOUTH -- Rosa Lisa Taylor, 48, of the 100 block of W. Third St., died Sept. 28, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Zion Grove Baptist Church. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service is in charge.

Freda H. White
EDENTON -- Freda Habit White, 84, formerly of West Eden Street, died Sept. 30, 1999, in Chowan Hospital.

A native of Chowan County, she was the widow of Skinner A. ``Shakey'' White and the daughter of the late Ed and Najla N. Habit. She was a retired owner and operator of Sanitary Dry Cleaners in Edenton. Mrs. White was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the American Legion Post No. 40 Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Skinner A. ``Buddy'' White Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Edenton; two sisters, Lena Griffin and Mary Maroon, both of Edenton; a brother, Al Habit of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Art White of Siler City, Barry White of Raleigh, and Mary Jo Collins of Pinetops; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Beaver Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. John Gillespie officiating. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, is in charge.

Robert E. Hensley
GLOUCESTER -- Robert E. Hensley, 74, formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Saluda, Va.

Born in Kokomo, Ind., Mr. Hensley retired as a mass electrical inspector from the city of Norfolk and was retired as an EM1 from the U.S. Navy after 19 years and six months of service. He was a member of First Church of God, Anderson, in Norfolk and most recently Grace Bible Church in Gloucester.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie I. Hensley of the home; two sisters; three brothers; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son and a daughter.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Samuel W. Wilson III
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Samuel W. Wilson III, a native of South Norfolk, died Sept. 22, 1999. He had retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force.

Maj. Wilson is survived by his wife, Audrey Wilson, also of Arizona; his mother, Kathleen M. Wilson of Chesapeake; a brother, William W. Wilson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Kimberly W. Raymond of Parker, Colo.; a son, Samuel W. Wilson IV of Arizona; four granddaughters; one grandson; and three nephews.

A service and burial with military honors was held in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church in South Norfolk. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the church.


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