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Mildred C. Morean
CHESAPEAKE -- Mildred C. .Morean of the 2100 block of McLain St. began eternal life Sept. 29, 1999. She was born Oct. 12, 1905.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Morean, her son, Calvin Morean, and her daughter, Florence Spratley. She is survived by her loving son-in-law, Richard Spratley; daughter-in-law, Lu Thomas; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her.

She blessed and inspired us with her love and devotion.

Viewing will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home. Burial will at 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Memorial, Norfolk.

Evelyn W. Perry
CHESAPEAKE -- Evelyn Amelia Wynn Perry, 76, of the 2000 block of Berkley Ave., departed this life for her new life on Sept. 28, 1999.

She temporarily leaves her husband of 53 years, Willard Perry Sr.; nine devoted children, Myra Barnes and husband, Robert, Rosia Rawles and husband, Roland, Willard Perry Jr. and wife Cheryl, Eugene Perry and wife, Doretha, Chris Perry and wife, Daretta, Ricky Perry and wife, Kathy, Gina Moss and husband, James, Patrick Perry and Pandy Perry; her brother, Osborne Jonathan Wynn; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in St. Thomas AME Zion Church, Norfolk, by Dr. G.L. Scott. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at 2042 Berkley Ave., 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.

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

He is survived by his wife, Barbara B. Rayfield; a son, James D. Rayfield III and his wife, Stephanie; 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.

Felix E. Stephens
CHESAPEAKE -- Felix E. .Stephens, 88, of the 4100 block of Shawnee Road, died Sept. 26, 1999.

Born in Norfolk, Mr. Stephens was a retired metal smith from Norfolk Naval Air Station after 30 years of service. He was a member of Zion Grace United Methodist Church and attended Oaklette United Methodist Church. He was a member of Elizabeth Lodge No. 34, Eastern Star past patron of Westminster No. 99, Shriner, Royal Arch past high priest of John Walters, Scottish Rite, Grice Commandery, and Order of the Amaranth. He was a retired member of the Auxiliary Police Officers of Chesapeake and the Police Association in Chesapeake.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie W. Stephens; a daughter, Lillie Frances Lampkin and her husband, Robert, of Portsmouth; a son, Felix E. Stephens Jr. and his wife, Vickie, of Chesapeake; five granddaughters, Lynn Allison and Sheri Lampkin of Portsmouth, Wendi Butler and her husband, John, Carri Douglas and her husband, Christopher, and Emili Stephens of Chesapeake; four great-grandchildren, Cassie, Cheri, Stephen and Robert Allison, all of Portsmouth.

A funeral was held at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Sebert Rorrer assisted by the Rev. Todd Schlechty. Burial is in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Eastern Star Home.

Melvin Howell
NORFOLK -- Melvin Howell, 77, of the 7000 block of Auburn Ave., died Sept. 30, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Riddick Funeral Service.

Floyd R. Miller
NORFOLK -- Floyd Russell Miller, 77, formerly of Oxnard, Calif., died Sept. 30, 1999. A funeral will be held in Oxnard at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Willie L. Williams Sr.
NORFOLK -- Willie L. Williams Sr., 81, departed this life Sept. 28, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Thomas and Evelyn Williams. He was a deacon and a member of Woodland Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He was founder of the Pearl Gospel Singers and was also a member of the Mighty Horsemen Men's Club. He retired from Virginia Power Co. and Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Co.

He is survived by a sister, Emily Bond Roberts Everett; a granddaughter, Cheryl L. Campbell; two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a devoted niece, Delores Bond Russell; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two children, a son, Willie L. Williams Jr., and a daughter, Marion Williams.

Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Everette H. Lawrence
NORFOLK -- Everette H. .Lawrence, 88, of the 6000 block of Newport Crescent, died Oct. 1, 1999.

Born in Union, N.C., he was the retired owner of E.H. Lawrence Motors Inc. after 60 years of service. He was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church, Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church Prayer Breakfast Club and Freemason Street Baptist Church Prayer Breakfast Club. He was former president and founding member of Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association. He was former vice president of National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and former Virginia Quality Dealer of the Year. He was the oldest independent automobile dealer in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Julia H. Lawrence; a daughter, Judy Lawrence Wothington of Chesterfield County, Va.; three sons, James D. Lawrence of Richmond, Thomas E. Lawrence of Norfolk and Joseph H. Lawrence II of Virginia Beach; a sister, Pearle L. Procaccini of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Talbot Park Baptist Church by Dr. Tim Dixon and the Rev. Keith Martin. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk VA 23505.

James M. Ryland
NORFOLK -- James M. Ryland, 52, of the 1000 block of Galt St., died Sept. 29, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. Ryland was born in Southampton County and was a drywall hanger.

He is survived by his mother, Ida S. Ryland of Norfolk; six sisters, Phyllis Thorne, Darlene Palmer, Olivia Jamerson, Sylvia Matrosky, Brenda Bridgeforth, Glencilla Hendrix, all of Norfolk; four brothers, Calvin Ryland, Shelton Ryland, Kenneth Ryland, all of Norfolk, Edgar Ryland of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and friends including a special friend, Mary Plummer of Norfolk. He was predeceased by his father, Norton G. Ryland and a brother, Larry S. Ryland.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, by Bishop T.L. Stokley. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Monday at 872 Avenue C, Norfolk, for the procession.

Joyce J. Thomas
NORFOLK -- Joyce Jones Thomas, 48, of the 1400 block of Longdale Drive, slipped away into eternal rest suddenly on Sept. 27, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.

She was predeceased by her mother, Sarah O. Jones, and a sister, Donna M. Graves. She is survived by two sons, Terrence and Raymond Holley and his wife, Trena; two daughters, Michelle Holley and Sandra Johnson; three sisters, Patricia, Brenda and Renita Jones; three brothers, Ralph, Jerome and Kirk Jones and his wife, Susan; godson, Daryl Jones; her fiance, Noah Lawrence; four grandchildren; eight nieces; 11 nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1400 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, by Fr. Harold Cobb. Viewing will begin at the church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John E. Demps
PORTSMOUTH -- John E. Demps, 80, of the 1200 block of Florida Ave., died Sept. 29, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Mr. Demps was born in Henderson, N.C., and retired as a rigger from the Norfolk Naval Base. He was a member of Celestial Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Finance Committee and the Sunday School. He was a 57-year member and former chairman of the Trustee Board. He was also a member of Willing Workers Club and the Doric Lodge of Masons No. 98.

The widower of Bernice Demps, he is survived by a daughter, Karen B. Demps; three sons, Attorney Jesse E. Demps, Reginald S. Demps and his wife, Alice, Kelvin B. Demps Sr. and his wife, Dianne; a sister, Lottie Witherspoon; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; former daughters-in-law, Betty Demps Grant and Veronica Demps; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a son, John Rodney Demps.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Celestial Baptist Church by the Rev. Leon J. Boone. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will be at 1215 Florida Ave. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Paige E. Lewis
PORTSMOUTH -- Paige E. Lewis, 49, of the 500 block of Yorktown Ave., died Sept. 28, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Southampton County, Va.

Survivors include four sons and their wives, Wallace and Cassandra Lewis, Samuel ``Shane'' and Kawanah Lewis, Vernon and Jennifer Lewis and Kenny Lewis, all of Portsmouth; two sisters, Lucille Moore and her husband, Vernon, of Portsmouth and Ida Branch of Richmond; a brother, James Benton and his wife, Catherine, of Woodland, N.C.; an aunt, Sis. Alice Harrell of Portsmouth; 17 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church by Elder Estelle Woods. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Newport News. Viewing will begin at noon Sunday at Serenity Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at 10:15 a.m. at the residence for the procession.

Wallace E. Powers
PORTSMOUTH -- Wallace Eugene Powers, 81, died Sept. 29, 1999.

Mr. Powers was born in Portsmouth and was a member of Cradock United Methodist Church. He retired as a foreman machinist from N.N.S.Y. after 33 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Archeological Society of Virginia, National Council of Senior Citizens, 29th Division Association and the American Legion.

The widower of Blanche Weston Powers, he is survived by a daughter, Theressa P. Mongold of Petersburg, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Cradock United Methodist Church by the Rev. Waverly Smith. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Cradock United Methodist 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; sisters; 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.

Thomas Fentress
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thomas ``Tom'' Fentress of the 800 block of 19th St. died Sept. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Big Piney Grove Baptist Church. Community Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is in charge.

Nancy L. Nichael
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancy Lee Nichael, 47, of the 5100 block of Foxboro Landing, passed away Sept. 30, 1999.

Born in Port Huron, Mich., she had retired in 1992 as a senior chief petty officer personnelman of the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. She had also worked at CINCLANTFLT until 1998. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Robert H. Nichael; a son, Brian Diunizio; two stepchildren, Stephen and Nancy Nichael, all of Virginia Beach; her parents, Irving and Luella Williams of Crescent City, Fla.; a sister, Gayle Huglen; a niece, Amanda Huglen, both of Iola, Wis.; and a nephew, Derrick Huglen, stationed in Fayetteville, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community United Methodist Church by the Rev. G. Keith Almond. Friends may join the family for viewing and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church's building fund or to the American Cancer Society.

Joseph J. Liles Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Joseph Jerome Liles Sr., 78, of Eclipse Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

Mr. Liles was a native of Sunbury, N.C., and was retired from the Naval Air Station and also Smithfield Foods. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Clara E. Liles Matthews; two daughters, Judy Liles Reisner of Virginia Beach and Ann Liles Potts and her husband, Lt. Cmdr. James Potts of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Joseph J. Liles Jr. of Suffolk; three sisters, Evelyn Heath and Ellen Taylor, both of Tampa, Fla., and Georgie South of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two brothers, James Liles of Hertford, N.C., and Melvin Liles of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Joseph.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Eclipse Drive, Suffolk. The family will be at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Lloyd H. Wiggins
SUFFOLK -- Lloyd Herman .Wiggins, 92, of the 300 block of Great Fork Road, died Oct. 1, 1999, in Autumn Care of Suffolk.

A native of Nansemond County, Mr. Wiggins retired after 21 years and 10 months as a security guard for Planters Standard Brand. He was a member of Great Fork Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Fannie Mae Rabey Wiggins, and his parents, William Brinkley Wiggins and Mamie Elizabeth Briggs Wiggins.

Survivors include his nephew, Charlie Russell; and nieces, Mary Ann Nickerson and Betty Russell, all of Suffolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Bruce. Interment will be in Cypress Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home and other times at the residence, 508 Little Fork Road. Memorial donations may be made to Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439.

Elizabeth E. Duke
FRANKLIN -- Elizabeth E. Duke, 95, died Oct. 1, 1999.

Miss Duke was a native of Isle of Wight County. She was a retired teacher from the Isle of Wight County School System. A graduate of Suffolk High School and Harrisonburg Normal School, now known as James Madison University, she was a very active and dedicated member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Duke, and a brother, John F. ``Jack'' Duke, formerly of Carrsville. Survivors include a sister, Louise E. Duke of Franklin; a goddaughter, Phyllis K. Story and her husband, Gilbert, of Edenton, N.C.; and godgrandchildren, Peggy Beth Jones and her husband, David, of Carrsville, LeeAnn Alexander and her husband, Wes, of Courtland; great-godgranddaughters, Samantha and Ashley Jones; and a special care provider, Betty Lou Goodman.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Beaver Dam Baptist Church by Dr. Richard Peerey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3593 Carrsville Hwy., Franklin, VA 23851 or to Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box, Carrsville, VA 23315. Holland-Rideout Funeral Home is in charge.

Herbert E. Phillips
ONANCOCK -- Herbert E. Phillips, 86, died Sept. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Robert L. White
SANFORD -- Robert Lee White, 68, died Sept. 30, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall's Chapel Church, Messongo, Va. Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, is in charge.

Etta I. Britt
HOBBSVILLE -- Etta Iuliano Britt, 99, of Acorn Hill Road, died Thursday night, Sept. 30, 1999, in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Elizabeth City.

Mrs. Britt was born in Petersburg, Va. The daughter of the late Pete and Elva Brintley Iuliano, she was the retired owner and operator of Britt's Grocery Store. She was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church and, for many years, had been a member of its choir and very active in the music departments of the church.

The widow of William Gurney Britt, she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Elva Mae Britt Riddick and Albert Riddick of Hobbsville, Charlotte Britt Evans and Hallett Evans of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren, Billy Riddick, Rita Corprew, Patty Jo Pulley, Freddy Evans, Steve Evans, Kenneth Evans, Michael Hollowell and Danny Hollowell; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Kitty Iuliano of Chesapeake. She was also predeceased by two daughters, Helen Elizabeth Britt and Rosalee Britt Hollowell.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Cross Baptist Church by the Rev. Vern Gilmer. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at the home of her daughter, Eva Mae Riddick, 893 Acorn Hill Road, Hobbsville.

Idella B. Holmes
COINJOCK -- Idella Wilson Barnard Holmes, 92, of the 200 block of Waterlily Road, died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. today in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

William G. Martin
CHARLOTTE -- William Grinalds Martin died Sept. 26, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Born May 8, 1925, in Portsmouth, Bill was the son of the late William G. Martin Sr. and Bessie Cherry Martin. Mr. Martin was a graduate of Wilson High School, Portsmouth, and Duke University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as director of National Accounts for Lance Inc. after 40 years. Mr. Martin was a member of Myers Park United Methodist Church and the Luther Snyder Bible Class, and served on the Administrative Board, the Parish Committee and several other committees.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Turlington Martin; a daughter, Nancy Lee Martin of High Point, N.C.; a son, William G. Martin III of Charlotte; a dear niece and nephew and several cousins.

Inurnment was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in the Sharon Memorial Park Columbarium followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Julian M. Aldridge Jr. and the Rev. Bill Roth officiated.

Memorials may be made to Myers Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6161, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to Duke University Athletic Fund, Durham, NC 27706. Harry & Bryant Co. handled arrangements.

Joseph M. Newman
HAMPTON -- Joseph M. Newman, 81, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.

He was retired as a professional bondsman for the city of Hampton after 35 years of service. Mr. Newman was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of B'Nai Israel Congregation. He was also a life member of B.P.O. Elk No. 366 and a member of H-P B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 1342.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rose Druckaroff Newman; two daughters, Emily Todd of Hampton and Barbara Fletcher and her husband, John, of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Eric and Steven Fletcher of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Andrea Fletcher, also of Virginia Beach, and Jennifer Todd of Hampton; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Fletcher and Tara Schuse, both of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at B'Nai Israel Synagogue, 3116 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, with Rabbi Norman Golner officiating. Burial will follow in Hebrew Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to B'Nai Israel Congregation. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas M. Stoddert
MT. AIRY, Md. -- Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thomas M. Stoddert, 86, died Sept. 30, 1999, in a Washington, D.C., hospital.

Mr. Stoddert retired from government services after more than 35 years of loyal, dedicated service to his country. He made many accomplishments and contributions to the Navy Department during his career.

His career was marked by a wide variety of engineering and management experiences with the Navy, both on active duty and as a civil servant. In January of 1940, he enlisted in the Navy as an aviation cadet. He served on active duty for approximately four years, during which time he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy with a subspecialty as an electronics maintenance officer. During his active-duty service, he attained the rank of lieutenant and received many campaign ribbons/awards, among them, the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Upon being honorably discharged from active duty, he commenced a long and successful career as an electronics engineer at the Norfolk Naval Rework Facility. During his 21 years of service in Norfolk, he was assigned responsibilities that included work as a project engineer through supervisory electronics engineer, covering a great variety of tasks and responsibilities. In addition, during that period he was active in the Naval Reserve and attained the rank of commander. In 1968, he joined the NAVAIR engineering team as an expert in the field of aircraft navigation systems. While in NAVAIR, he was responsible for the acquisition management of several georeference systems including Loran, Amega, Navigation Satellite and Sono Buoy Reference Receivers.

Mr. Stoddert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Trudy; a daughter, Rhonda Panzera and her husband, Donald, of Rockville, Md.; two granddaughters, Jeannine and Jennifer Panzera; a sister-in-law, Joan Moore; and a brother-in-law, Robert Robinson, both of Virginia Beach.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Fund.

Robert E. Hensley
GLOUCESTER -- Robert E. .Hensley, 74, formerly of Norfolk, died Sept. 29, 1999, at Saluda, Va.

Born in Kokomo, Ind., Mr. Hensley retired as a master 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. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Sylvia R. Peck
RICHMOND -- Sylvia R. Peck, 84, widow of Morris Peck, died Oct. 1, 1999.

She is survived by her children, Victor Peck, Eilene P. Steinberg and Frona P. Buffenstein; a brother, Jerome Rosenbloom; sisters, Rosalie Buden and Phyllis Cirkis; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Bruce Steinberg, Erin Steinberg Goldin, Sheri Conley, Eric and Steven Buffenstein and Ellen Strusky; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Bliley Funeral Home's Central Chapel, Augusta Ave. Interment will be in Richmond Beth El Cemetery at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth El, Richmond, or the American Cancer Society.

John R. Payne
CHESAPEAKE -- John Roy Payne, 51, of the 1100 block of Rockland Court, died Oct. 1, 2000.

Mr. Payne was born in New London, Conn., and was the son of Faye Payne of Norfolk and the late Hershel Paul Payne. He was a 1989 graduate of Old Dominion University, where he received degrees in both marketing and computer science. He was a member of Great Bridge United Methodist Church and also served in the Navy Reserves. Mr. Payne was employed with the civil service as a computer systems designer with SPAWARSYSCEN CHASN, Norfolk office. He devoted his life to being a loving father and husband. And in turn his family was lovingly devoted to him. He will always be loved and greatly missed by his family and friends.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lou-Anne Payne; two daughters, Stephanie Payne Watkins, 21, and Elizabeth Payne, 19; two sons, Hunter Payne, 4, and Hamilton Payne, 2, all of Chesapeake; and three brothers, Paul Payne of Norfolk, Joe Payne of Charlotte, N.C., and Chris Payne of Rocky Mount, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake. The Rev. Charles Hubbard, the Rev. Charles Moseley, the Rev. Jerry Holcomb and the Rev. Charles Hubbard will officiate. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Viewing will begin with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trust Fund for Hunter and Hamilton Payne, c/o Monarch Bank, 750 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Veronica H. Foster
NORFOLK -- Veronica Helen Foster, 85, of S. Newtown Road, passed away Oct. 1, 2000. She was predeceased by her husband, John F. Foster, in 1993.

Mrs. Foster is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Haynes of Hopemills, N.C., Barbara L. Cowan of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Barbara J. Grozich
NORFOLK -- Barbara J. Grozich, 68, widow of Michael Grozich, died after a long illness on Sept. 29, 2000, at Harbour Pointe Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Her daughters, Joi Palmer of Lilburn, Ga., and Gaye Wanner of Brighton, Mich., her son, Michael G. Grozich of Norfolk, and four grandsons, Christopher, Jonathan, Matthew and Tommie, survive her.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends immediately after the funeral at 2423 Mimosa Road, Norfolk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 6340 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502. Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth Stewart Hill
NORFOLK -- Elizabeth Stewart ``Betty'' Hill died Oct. 1, 2000, in her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Hill was a lifetime resident of Norfolk. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Norfolk and was actively involved in The Order of St. Luke's Healing before her illness. She was also a member of Great Bridge Chapter of DAR.

Survivors include her husband, Irvine B. Hill; two daughters, Anne Hill Girucky and Robin Elizabeth Hill of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Anne Rae Corner of Virginia Beach and June S. McGehee of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; a brother, John Stewart of Norfolk; a loving grandson, Frank Daniel Girucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A church service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church by the Rev. William Harper. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Building Fund. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. is handling arrangements.

Tronasia M. Martin
NORFOLK -- Tronasia Monae Martin, 3 months, also known as ``Lady Bug,'' of the 2800 block of Liberia Drive, died Sept. 28, 2000, in Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

Survivors include her mother, Tanika R. Martin; father, Troy L. Alexander; two sisters, Johneisha T. Martin and Takeirah S. Martin; a brother, Troy Lee Martin; maternal grandparents, Josephine Martin and Enoch Olds; paternal grandparent, Ernestine Alexander; and great-grandparents, Rosa and Matthew Alexander.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hale Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at 411 E. Olney Road, Norfolk.

Mary O'Neal Porter
NORFOLK -- Mary O'Neal Porter, 74, of the 6100 block of Lockamy Lane, died Oct. 1, 2000, in Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Born in Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Porter was the daughter of the late Alfred Edwin and Mary Rowe Warden, and the widow of Robert H. Porter. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary No. 4809 and MOCA 2 in Norfolk.

Mrs. Porter is survived by a son, John O'Neal III of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Gail O'Neal of Portsmouth and Susan Strong of North Carolina; two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Norfolk and Winnie Adams of California; and seven grandchildren, William Cobb Jr., John O'Neal IV, Jeremy Strong, Seth Strong, Susan Strong, Katherine Strong and Mary Strong.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. Oman Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge.

Marion R. Rice
NORFOLK -- The Rev. Marion R. Rice, born Feb. 10, 1933, in Norfolk, died Sept. 30, 2000.

A U.S. Navy veteran, in his early career, he was a real estate developer contributing to the early development of Great Bridge. He worked as an insurance investigator for many years.

He was a senior associate pastor of Bayview Baptist Church and director of Bayview Outreach Center. He was a member of the Ocean View Ministerial Association and was active in International Ministries, primarily in Romania and South Africa. In his retirement years, he devoted his life to various ministries, providing assistance to the homeless and needy. He was a man who has truly honored his family and friends. His devotion to the Lord's work will not be forgotten, but shall be carried on by those who follow his footsteps.

He is survived by his parents, Fred and Mae Dupree of Norfolk; a brother, Robert ``Tiny'' Rice of Norfolk; two sons, Alan Rice and his wife, Caroline, of Virginia Beach, Dennis Rice and his wife, Michelle, of Norfolk; a daughter, Sherry Bolick and her husband, Frank, of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Christopher Lane Rice of Michigan, Paul Rice of Virginia Beach, Shaun Coulter of Chesapeake, Jodi and Elizabeth Rice of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bayview Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Howlett. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hollmon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Marion O. Traylor
NORFOLK -- Marion Oliver Traylor, 91, of the 1000 block of N. Lexan Crescent, died Oct. 2, 2000. Mrs. Traylor, a native of Norfolk, was the daughter of the late Harry D. Oliver and Mary Frances Patton Oliver, and the widow of D. Kingsley Traylor.

Mrs. Traylor was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and a former board member of St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Kingsley Traylor Cacace and her husband Pat of Virginia Beach; her son, Harry Oliver Traylor and his wife Anne of Norfolk; her six grandchildren, Chris K. Traylor, Mark C. Pfaehler, James R. Hart Jr., Timothy T. Hart, K. Kingsley Hart and Marion ``Maggie'' H. Forchas; six great-grandchildren, and numerous other family members and friends.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Monsignor Raymond Barton. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children, 317 Chapel St., Norfolk, VA 23510, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Jesse E. Ward
NORFOLK -- Jesse Edward Ward, 75, of the 3700 block of Wedgefield Ave., passed quietly and peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, after a brief illness at Sentara Nursing Center of Virginia Beach. He was a native of Wilson, N.C., and the son of Levi Waters and the late Gertrude Ward Moffitt. He was the widower of Ethel Lee Branchcomb Ward.

Mr. Ward was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a data sight manager. He was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Men's Club of the church. Mr. Ward graduated from Palmer Institute and attended North Carolina Central College, now a university, and St. Paul's College. He was a member of the Tux Club, the 200+ Men, an honorary member of the retired Chesapeake Teachers Association and a Lamb, which is the men's auxiliary to the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Vanessa Ward Burke and her husband, Orrin; his father, Levi Waters; two sisters, Mildred W. Davis and Brenda Waters; a brother, Hayward Waters; an aunt, Thelma Artis; and two grandchildren, Adrianne L. Burke and Orion J. Burke.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Grace Episcopal Church, 1400 E. Brambleton Ave., by the Rev. Father Harold J. Cobb. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth G. Wright
NORFOLK -- Elizabeth G. ``Jerrie'' Wright, 58, of the 5500 block of Iowa Ave., died Oct. 1, 2000. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Hale Funeral Home.

George H.F. Coleman
PORTSMOUTH -- George H.F. Coleman, 77, of the 100 block of Wilson St., died Sept. 29, 2000.

Born in Norfolk, ``Dick Doodle'' was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Tarmac after 40 years. He was a member of Sons of Berkley and A&A Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah E. Coleman; two daughters, Evangelia J. Winston of Portsmouth and Helena M. Anderson of Suffolk; three sons, Alton E. Ming of Philadelphia, Pa., Odell L. Ming Jr. of Portsmouth and Robert H. Ming of Virginia Beach; five sisters, Elizabeth Coleman of Miami, Fla., Eunice Johnson and Jessie Johnson, both of Norfolk, Elosie Wilson and Dorothy Wright, both of New York; a brother, Willie Coleman of Portsmouth; 32 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; adopted children, Wendell L. and Corliss A. Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street Chapel, by Elder Jerome Williams. The family will assemble at noon at 108 Wilson Street for the procession.

Bennie A. Harvey
PORTSMOUTH -- Bennie A. Harvey, 64, of the 300 block of DeKalb Ave., died Sept. 28, 2000. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include a daughter, Benita Bailey; two sons, Antonio Mitchell and DeAndre A. Barnes; five grandchildren; and an aunt, Viola Robbins.

A funeral will be held at noon Thursday in Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Kay Johnson
PORTSMOUTH -- Kay Johnson, 85, of Neville Street, died Sept. 27, 2000. Services are private. Steele-Bullock Funeral Home is in charge.

Corrie J. Eldridge
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Corrie Johnson Eldridge, 83, of the 700 block of Driftide Drive, died Oct. 2, 2000, in Norfolk.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., she retired as an instrument mechanic from the Norfolk Naval Air Rework Facility and was a member of Assembly of God Fellowship.

Survivors include her husband, Hosea Eldridge; a daughter, Belinda Imbess of Ashland, Va.; a son, Robert Quinn and his wife, Kay, of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Pat McPherson of Virginia Beach, Lois Wilcox of Springfield, Va., and Emma Miller of Boca Raton, Fla.; two brothers, James Johnson and Bill Johnson, both of Chesapeake; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Ron Wienke. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and the residence at all other times.

Catherine Hall
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Catherine Hall, 51, died Sept. 27, 2000, in her home.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Ramsey; a daughter, Rachel Cook; a son, Robert Berglund; two sisters, Margaret Brown and Lisa Nesmith; and two grandchildren, Erin and Hannah.

A service will be held at 7 p.m. today in Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A service will be conducted in Citrus Springs, Fla. at a later date. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge.

Mary May Kelly
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary May Kelly, 90, of the 4500 block of Princess Anne Road, passed away Sept. 30, 2000.

Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the widow of Lance G. Kelly. Mrs. Kelly retired after 18 years of service with Montgomery Wards Inc. as a personnel manager. A member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, she served as vice president on the resident council at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where she resided.

She was loved and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Patricia K. Rapp and husband, Michael, of Virginia Beach; three grandsons, Christopher K. Rapp and wife, Bessie, of Richmond, Eric M. Rapp and wife, Susan, of Yakima, Wash., and Timothy A. Rapp of Virginia Beach; and a niece, Eileen Pellerito of McCormick, S.C.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. John Baldwin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of the church or to a charity of one's choice.

Friends may join the family at the home of Michael and Patricia Rapp following the service. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Robert B. Mayes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Robert Barr Mayes, 78, of 1044 Creekview Ridge Court, 23464, died Oct. 2, 2000. A native of Carmel, Calif., he had retired after 34 years as a refrigeration-air conditioner mechanic at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was the widower of Mae Jolliff Mayes.

He is survived by two sons and their wives, Richard L. ``Rick'' and Evie Mayes of Virginia Beach, Michael W. and Sylvia Mayes of Suffolk; a brother, William Mayes of Monterey, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 20 Koger Executive Center, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Edward Francis Morris
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Edward Francis Morris, 77, of the 4800 block of Linshaw Lane, died Oct. 1, 2000, in Bayside Hospital.

Mr. Morris was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the son of the late Helen and Edward Morris. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 with 26 years of service and went to work for the city of Virginia Beach. He retired from the city in 1992 with more than 20 years of service as a supervisor of the School Board Electronics Department. He was a member and lector at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Virginia Beach and was also a lector at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chapel. Mr. Morris was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terence Patrick Morris. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lorraine Morris; three daughters, Kathleen Bridget Leonard of Newport Coast, Calif., Maryanne M. Quinn and Maureen Morris, both of Virginia Beach; four sons, Brian Edward Morris of Virginia Beach, Dr. Michael John Morris of Cleveland, Ohio, Father Anthony Morris of Hampton, and Christopher J. Morris of Smithfield; and 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Gregory's Catholic Church by Father Anthony Morris. Burial will be at Colonial Grove Cemetery. A Wake service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel.

Herbert H. Smith Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Herbert Hugh Smith Jr., 76, beloved husband, father and grandfather, left us on Oct. 2, 200, to be with the Lord, his parents and eldest son, Bart, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Smith was a native of Norfolk. He resided in Ahoskie, N.C., and Richmond for many years, returning to Virginia Beach in 1985 where he founded and was president of Eastern School of Technology. Mr. Smith was a long-standing member of Davie Lodge No. 39 in Ahoskie and was a Shriner as well.

He is survived by the mother of their children, Doris W. Smith of the home; four sons, Scott C. Smith and his wife, Lib, of Davidson, N.C., Greg E. Smith and his wife, Robbie, of Virginia Beach, William B. Smith of Kannapolis, N.C., and Mark C. Smith of Richmond; and six grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Stevie, Sara, Dylan and Jaxon.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Mission in Norfolk.

Dorothy H. Stanek
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothy May Hunter Stanek, 84, passed away Sept. 29, 2000, surrounded by her loved ones in a local nursing home.

Mrs. Stanek was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. and Mildred M. Hunter, formerly of Tallahassee, Fla. She was the wife of the late Cmdr. Robert Stanek, to whom she was married for more than 54 years. She volunteered with Navy Relief and was Episcopalian by faith.

Mrs. Stanek is survived by her son, Robert W. Stanek and wife Donna of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Dorothy Rinehart and husband Harry I. of Vienna, Md., and Robyn S. Browder of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Steven R. Stanek of Hawaii, Jennifer S. Mace of Virginia Beach, Cheryl Rinehart of Washington, D.C., and Anne E. Rinehart of Salisbury, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Keila M. Stanek of Hawaii and Hannah M. Mace of Virginia Beach; and two sisters-in-law, Helen H. Hunter of Tallahassee and Laura S. Thatcher of Downers Grove, Ill.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. James A. Meads. Friends may join the family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

Evelorise White
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Evelorise White, 66, of the 4100 block of Thalia Station, died Sept. 29, 2000. A funeral will be at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Norfolk. Steele-Bullock Funeral Home is in charge.

Marguerite D. Johnson
SUFFOLK -- Marguerite DeFord Johnson, 88, a homemaker, passed away Oct. 1, 2000. She was born in Suffolk and was predeceased by her husband, William ``Dutie'' Stanley Johnson, her parents, Clarence B. DeFord and Emma Lee Mizell DeFord; and a sister, Evelyn D. Atkins. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Suffolk Christian Church, the West Memorial Bible Class, and was its pianist for many years. She was also a member of the Woman's Fellowship Circle No. 1 and the Chancel Choir.

She is survived by nieces, Judith A. Smith of Vienna, Va., Carol A. Ralston of Mercersburg, Pa., Betty J. Brown of Norfolk; and many great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Suffolk Christian Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert B. Marr. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Hill Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Suffolk Christian Church Organ Fund, 216 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

Calvin West
SUFFOLK -- Calvin ``CW'' West, 76, of the 6100 block of Brookwood Drive, passed away Sept. 30, 2000, at his residence. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. West retired as general foreman from D.W. Bell Custom Home Builders.

He is survived by two sons, Howard West of Portsmouth and Peter West of New Haven, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in the chapel of Steele-Bullock Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Family and friends will assemble at 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home for the service.

Virginia A. Wright
SUFFOLK -- Virginia A. ``Trick'' Wright, 88, of the 100 block of Church Street, went to eternal rest on Sept. 30, 2000, in Obici Hospital. A native of Isle of Wight County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Wright and Annie Broadway Wright.

She retired from Planters Peanut Co., Suffolk, and was a former member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Windsor, Va. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mahan Street, Suffolk.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Evelyn Lee and husband, Norman, of Suffolk, two sons, Raymond Wright and wife, Alma B., who was a special daughter-in-law, and Wallace Wright and wife, Mary Louise, of Fort Washington, Md.; two sisters, Eva Hawkins and Francis Hart of Suffolk; a brother, Bobby Wright of Portsmouth; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church, Mahan Street, by the Rev. Isaac E. Williams. Interment will be at Morning Star Church Cemetery, Windsor, Va. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Stewart Rasmussen
MACHIPONGO -- Stewart Rasmussen, 64, died Sept. 29, 2000. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Culpeper National Cemetery. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge.

Ruby D. Bryant
JACKSON -- Ruby Davis Bryant, 88, of Route 1, died Oct. 1, 2000.

Mrs. Bryant, a native of Northampton County, N.C., was a member of Creeksville Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Roy S. Davis and Alice Hasty Davis. She was also predeceased by her husband, Johnnie W. Bryant, and two brothers, Troy Davis and Edward Davis.

Survivors include two sons, Bahnson Bryant and his wife, Pearl Deane, of Jackson, and Basil Bryant and his wife, Pat, of Courtland, Va.; a daughter, Laneau B. Harrington and her husband, Robert, of Clayton, N.C.; two sisters, Alma Brittle of Conway, N.C., and Hazel Joyner of Virginia Beach; a brother, William Davis of Conway; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Creeksville Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian Detrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Creeksville Baptist Church. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is handing arrangements.

Jean C. Felton
HERTFORD -- Jean Carolyn Chesson Felton, 55, of the 100 block of Edenton Road, died Sept. 30, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Melton's Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Winfall. Stallings Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Lina L. Jennette
ELIZABETH CITY -- Lina Belle Lister Jennette, 90, of the 1700 block of Parkview Drive, died Oct. 1, 2000 at Albemarle Hospital.

Mrs. Jennette was a native of Weeksville, a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was the widow of William Shaw Jennette Sr., and the daughter of the late Marvin Wiles Lister Sr. and Bertha Sawyer Lister.

Survivors include a son, William Shaw ``Bill'' Jennette Jr. of Arlington, Va.; three sisters, Ruth Lister of Hertford, Janice Lister Burge of Baton Rouge, La., and Frances Lister D'Auteuil of Virginia Beach; a brother, Marvin Wiles Lister Jr. of Elizabeth City; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David Lister Jennette.

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Old Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Clyde Denny. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Fred Mims
AHOSKIE -- Fred Mims died Sept. 29, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kingdom Hall, Ahoskie. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Winfield S. Outland Jr.
RICH SQUARE -- Winfield Scott Outland Jr., 32, of W. Jackson St., died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eleanor S. Overton
RALEIGH -- Eleanor S. Overton, 82, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Heartfields at Cary, N.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard B. Overton Sr., and her son, Richard B. Overton Jr., formerly of Raliegh.

Mrs. Overton worked for the North Carolina State Board of Health as the head of vital records for 15 years. She was a member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and an active member of Circle No. 7 within the church. She was also an active member and officer of the Mary Washington College Alumni Association and an active member of Meals on Wheels for many years.

She is survived by four children, Charles R. Buckley III of Charlotte, Helen O. Turner of Raleigh, Frances O. Godfrey of Greensboro and Nancy O. Rice of Richmond; 10 grandchildren, Richard and Rebecca Buckley of Charlotte, Courtney L. Kanner, William ``Chip'' Love, Bryan Turner of Raleigh, Lindsey Godfrey of Greensboro, Chris Rice and Cheryl R. Ballos of Richmond, Deborah Overton and Kimberly O. Moore of Raleigh; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. today at Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton, N.C.

Clara T. Proseus
WILLIAMSTON -- Clara Dale Taylor Proseus, 73, of the 900 block of Hyland Ave., died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

Marie T. Stallings
WINFALL -- Marie Trueblood Stallings, 73, of the 500 block of Main St., died Oct. 1, 2000, in her home.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge.

Thomas K. Wanstall
MOYOCK -- Thomas Kenneth Wanstall, 61, of the 100 block of Our St., died Oct. 1, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Raymond R. Wrenn
ELIZABETH CITY -- Raymond Roosevelt Wrenn, 67, of the 1700 block of Wesley Drive, died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.

Allen Brinn
RICHMOND -- Allen Brinn, 59, died Sept. 30, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St., Richmond.

Bobby Ray Taylor
SOUTH HILL -- Bobby Ray Taylor, 65, of the 100 block of Hidden Lane, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Community Memorial Health Center in South Hill. He was born in Selma, N.C., and was Protestant by faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Treacy of Norfolk; three sons, Bobby Ray Taylor Jr. of South Hill, Va., Russell Dawson Taylor and Neal Taylor, both of Norfolk; his mother, Ruby H. Simons; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Pastor Aubrey Maye. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Alvin C. Powers
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Rev. Alvin Caldwell Powers, 70, a resident of Salisbury for 10 years and formerly of Keller, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born and reared in South Norfolk, a son of the late Orlando Cleveland Powers and the late Virginia Humphries Powers. He was a minister and member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Salisbury. The Rev. Powers was a graduate of Union University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served several churches in Virginia including Hollies Baptist Church in Keller and Modest Town Baptist Church. Beginning in 1960 he died extensive work in the U.S. Army Chaplain Program. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Survivors include his wife, Winnie Rhodes Powers; a daughter, Rebecca Henderson and her husband Dale of Pocomoke, Md.; his mother-in-law, Beatrice M. Rhodes of Saxis, Va.; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Jordan and Nathan Henderson of Pocomoke, Md.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, Parksley, by the Rev. Raymond Britton, the Rev. Woodrow Crouse and the Rev. Freddie Ward. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Nancy Custis, P.O. Box 234, Onancock, VA 23417.

Bettie Jane Schwartz
KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. -- Bettie Jane Schwartz, 77, of Key Colony Beach, died Sept. 25, 2000, in Miami. She was originally from Virginia Beach and was the owner and operator of B.J.'s House of Flowers. She retired to Key Colony Beach in 1988.

She was past president and master judge of the Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs; lecturer of Horticulture and Floral Design; chairperson of many flower shows; founder and first president of Wolfsnare Plantation Garden Club, Virginia Beach; master judge and member of Marathon Garden Club; vice president of Monroe District Council of Catholic Women; community chairperson of Miami Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women; Craft Group of San Pablo Church; parlimentarian and past president of San Pablo Women's Club; and Port N' Starboard chairperson for Marathon Yacht Club. She was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute with a doctorate as a master floral judge.

She is survived by sons, Mathew James Schwartz and wife, Peggy, of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert Michael Schwartz and wife, Mary, of Valparaiso, Fla., Paul Schwartz and wife, Kathy, of Virginia Beach; Richard Schwartz of Key Colony Beach, Douglas David Schwartz of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Thorn and husband, Leonard, of Schoharie, N.Y., and Pamela S. Aldridge and husband, Danny, of Key Colony Beach; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew James Schwartz, a retired U.S. Navy officer, in 1994.

A funeral Mass was held Sept. 30, 2000, at San Pablo Catholic Church. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the church or to the Marathon Garden Club. Arrangements are by Martin-Vegue & McCluney Funeral Home, Marathon, Fla.

Katherine B. Willis
EFFINGHAM, S.C. -- Katherine Madge Blakely Willis, 79, died Oct. 1, 2000, in MUSC Hospital in Charleston.

Mrs. Willis was born in Andrews on May 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Samuel Benjamin Blakely and Henrietta Katherine Isokreit Blakely. She was a graduate of Andrews High School. On Dec. 24, 1942, she was married to Joseph Doyle Willis. She lived in Halifax and Virginia Beach and, more recently, in Effingham where she was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Joseph Doyle Willis; two daughters, Patricia Annette W. Vaughn and her husband, Jerry Dean Vaughn, of Clarksville, Va., and Mary Elizabeth Kagey and her husband, Alan Howard Thomas, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Charles Wayland Nethercutt and his wife, Gela Andrice Nethercutt of Effingham and Joseph Benjamin Fuller of Portsmouth; four great-grandchildren, Charles Durell Nethercutt, Katherine Nepita Nethercutt and Nu Quan Shamont Chandler, all of Effingham, and Lauren Alyssa Fuller of New York City; three sisters, Lorraine B. Brandon of Pine Bluff, Ark., Meta Virginia Blakely of Georgetown and Jeanette B. Hatzenbuhler of Jupiter, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Frances Taylor Blakely of Leland, N.C., and Lamurl Shuman Blakely of Savannah, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Willis was predeceased by a son, Joseph Doyle Willis Jr.; a sister, Emily Belle B. Simmons; and two brothers, Samuel Benjamin Blakely Jr. and Buford Frank Blakely.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at graveside in Elmwood Cemetery in Georgetown with the Rev. Bryan Chapman officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.


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