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Beulah L. Bruce
CHESAPEAKE -- Beulah L. Bruce, 56, died Oct. 3, 1999. Mrs. Bruce was born in Hobucken, N.C., to the late Mr. Virgil M. Lupton and the late Violet Leary Lupton.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard E. Bruce; a daughter, Theresa Thorne and her husband, Richard Thorne Jr., of Chesapeake; a son, Darrell Bruce of Ohio; three sisters, Lucy Guthrie and Elizabeth Campen, both of Swansboro, N.C., and Hellene Glazebrook of Leland, N.C.; three brothers, Earl Lupton of Newport News, Clifton Lupton of Hobucken and Jasper Lupton of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Erin Thorne of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Burton Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel Great Bridge, is handling the arrangements.

William J. Bucsek
CHESAPEAKE -- William J.Bucsek, 84, died Oct. 3, 1999.

He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He retired in 1976 as a brickmason after more than 30 years. He also retired from the Philadelphia Board of Education.

Survivors include one son, William M. Bucsek, and his wife, Helene, of Chesapeake; a sister, Helen Keller of West Chester, Pa.; two grandchildren, Darlene Wilson of Chesapeake and W. Timothy Bucsek of Winnabow, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Lyndsay and Bobby Blair.

A funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Prince of Peace Catholic Church by Father James Gordon of St. Stephens Martyr Catholic Church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Chesapeake Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Horace L. Shealy
CHESAPEAKE -- Horace Labon Shealy, 73, died Oct. 3, 1999.

Mr. Shealy was born in Leesville, S.C., and was a member of London Bridge Baptist Church. In 1960, he founded and developed Shealy-Hodges Corp., and he was the owner of Southern Ice Corp.

Survivors include his wife, June E. Shealy of Chesapeake; three daughters, Lori Petyak of Pittsburgh, Patsi Sims of Montgomery, Ala., and Beverly Ann Gooding of Chesapeake; two sons, John H. Allen of Virginia Beach and Horace L. Shealy Jr. of Chesapeake; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, John D. Shealy of Columbia, S.C.; and two sisters, Julia Shealy of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mary Alice Boozer of Gilbert, S.C.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tommy Taylor. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to London Bridge Baptist Church, to the American Cancer Society, or to Sentara Hospice.

Bernice Hubbard
NORFOLK -- Bernice Hubbard of the 400 block of W. 28th St. died Oct. 2, 1999.

Services will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Robert L. Morris Sr.
NORFOLK -- Robert L. Morris Sr., 89, of the 9300 block of Crafton Gate Highway 47 in Drakes Branch and formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 3, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Mr. Morris was born in Emporia and raised in Norfolk. A retired self-employed grocer, he had been associated with D.P. Pender, Bazemore, Morris Food and Ocean Park markets. He was a member of Drakes Branch Baptist Church; charter member and deacon of Fox Hall Baptist Church in Norfolk; past president of Charlotte County Ruritan Club; treasurer of Ocean Park Volunteer Fire Department; Coast Guard Auxiliary during World War II; 60-year Mason in the Corinthian and Naomi Lodges; and Tidewater area 10-pin Leagues. He retired as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Seabees.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ida Ruth Norman Morris; two daughters, Ruth Ash of St. Louis, Mo. and Judy Williams of Arcadia, Fla.; two sons, Robert L. Morris Jr. of Suffolk and James E. Morris II of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Eva May Morris Gregory of Norfolk and Artis Emanuelson of Virginia Beach; a brother, James E. Morris of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Eva May Gilbert Morris, and father, Cecil Farwell Mayer Morris.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Robert L. Morris Jr. and the Rev. Robert L. Morris III. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Drakes Branch Baptist Church in Charlotte County, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Charlotte County Rescue Squad, Hurricane Floyd flood victims or a church or charity of choice.

Maurice Pogolowitz
NORFOLK -- Maurice Pogolowitz, 83, of the 600 block of Pembroke Ave., died Oct. 3, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mr. Pogolowitz, a native of New York City, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a former officer and current member of the board of directors of Congregation B'Nai Israel; a past president of Brith Sholom Center; a member of C.R.C.; and a volunteer for Jewish Family Services.

Survivors include four sons, Joel and his wife, Ann, of Fair Lawn, N.J., Elliot and his wife, Rosalyn, of Norfolk, Jeffrey and his wife, Nancy, of Portland, Ore., Richard and his wife, Linda, of Philadelphia; a sister, Anna Jaffe of New York City; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A chapel service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, by Rabbi Yosef Friedman. Interment will be at B'Nai Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to B'Nai Israel Congregation. The family will be at their residence.

Nathaniel Woodhouse
NORFOLK -- NathanielWoodhouse, 42, of the 7400 block of Hooper St., died Sept. 25, 1999. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Hale Funeral Home.

Richard A. Fletcher
PORTSMOUTH -- Richard Allen Fletcher, retired supervisory engineer for the design division of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, died at 2 p.m., Oct. 2, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center following a heart attack. He was 79.

Mr. Fletcher was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Cumberland, Md. He was the son of Lester Edwin and Ethel Snyder Fletcher. He grew up in Everett, Bedford County, Pa., where he graduated from high school in 1936. He subsequently attended Pennsylvania State University and received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1940.

Mr. Fletcher began his career in engineering at the New York Navy Yard, and then in 1941 took a position at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Following his retirement from civil service in 1973, Mr. Fletcher worked as a drafting engineer at Hassell & Folkes PC of Chesapeake until retiring from that position in 1980.

In Portsmouth, he wed Frances Barham Farrell, daughter of Roy Wilson and Myrah Barham Farrell, on April 17, 1948. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Richard Edwin Fletcher and his partner, Alice Cave, of Alexandria, Va., David Allen Fletcher of Richmond and Timothy Farrell Fletcher and his wife, Laura Burke Fletcher, and their daughter, Savannah Maness, all of Portsmouth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Fletcher was predeceased by three sisters, Marian Winifred Fletcher, Alice Virginia Fletcher and Shirley Fletcher Giantomenico.

From 1941 until his death, Mr. Fletcher was an active member of Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. He was an organist, Chancel Choir member and Sunday school teacher, and also served in many administrative capacities. Since 1989, Mr. Fletcher had also worked as a volunteer at Maryview Medical Center. His talents were abundant, his dedication tireless, and his commitment to others heartfelt. To all who knew him, ``Dick'' Fletcher will be remembered as a man of principle and conviction. His love and devotion to his church, friends and family will be cherished by them and the many other people whose lives he touched.

A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Monumental United Methodist Church. Following the service, a family visitation will be held in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Monumental United Methodist Church Endowment Fund. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements.

Mildred C. Hager
PORTSMOUTH -- MildredClaudine Hager, 75, of Hayson Street, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital. She was a native of Iredell County, N.C.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Hager Lahy and husband, Ricky, of Chesapeake; a brother, Harold C. Beaver of Norfolk; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Jordan Lahy.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Revs. Robert and Marilyn Danner. The family will be at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Kristy L. Barlow
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kristy Lee Barlow, 18, of the 500 block of W. Farmington Road, left to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 1999, after passing from natural causes.

Kristy is survived by her mother, Sherry Mills; her father and stepmother, John and Brenda Barlow; her sister, Dana Barlow; her brothers, Brandon and Justin; her maternal grandmother, Bernice Mills; her paternal grandmother, Barbara Carmen; her niece, Hannah; and many other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary A. Bonwell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Ann Bonwell, 82, died Oct. 2, 1999.

She was born in Springfield, Mo., and was the widow of Arthur Lee Bonwell Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Fitzgerald of Cookeville, Tenn., and Ellyn B. Southworth of Cobbs Creek, Va.; a son, Arthur L. Bonwell III of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services are private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Emmitte E. Dyches
VIRGINIA BEACH -- EmmitteEugene Dyches, 29, died Oct. 3, 1999.

Mr. Dyches was born in Virginia Beach. He was a member of Knotts Island Methodist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Price of Virginia Beach; his father, James Dyches Sr.; his daughter, the love of his life, Abigail Rae Dyches of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Sissy and Debi of South Carolina and Holly of Portsmouth; three brothers, Arnold, Ricky and Mike, all of South Carolina; his loving companion, Stacey May; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

A chapel service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Frank Jennings. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed, and memorial donations may be sent to Abigail Dyches, 1400 Shamrock Ave., Virginia Beach.

Samuel M. Gilliatt
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Samuel M. Gilliatt, 83, of the 2200 block of South Pastures Lane, died Sept. 25, 1999.

Born in Louisville, Ky., he was the widower of Margaret A. Gilliatt.

Survivors include a son, Michael Gilliatt, and his wife, Kathleen, of Virginia Beach; and two grandsons, Thomas Gilliatt of Fairfax, Va., and Andrew Gilliatt of Blacksburg, Va.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements. The funeral and burial were in Clinton, Ind.

Margaret W. Cotton
FRANKLIN -- Margaret Whitfield Cotton, 79, died Oct. 2, 1999, at Southampton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was a daughter of the late Samuel Eley and Clara Drake Whitfield of Southampton County and was educated at Longwood (Farmville) College. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church and the Lottie Moon Circle of the Women's Missionary Union, Kings Servants' Sunday School Class, Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Franklin Woman's Club, Suffolk Chapter of the Longwood Alumni Association, Southampton County Historical Society, Franklin Christian Woman's Club, Walter Cecil Rawls Museum of Arts, charter member of the Jerusalem Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and member of Southampton Area Literacy Council.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert Howard Cotton Sr.; two sons, Robert Howard Cotton Jr. and Samuel Cobb Cotton, both of Coinjock, N.C.; a daughter, Suzanne Cotton Councill of Richmond; a sister, Virginia W. Allen of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Joseph D. Whitfield of Suffolk; three grandsons; two granddaughters; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Poplar Spring Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Roy DeBrand officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the American Legion Charles R. Younts Post 73 on Armory Drive. The family suggests that memorials be made to Franklin Baptist Church or to a favorite charity. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ellie F. Cowan
DENDRON -- Ellie Faison Cowan, 75, a resident of Newport News, died Oct. 2, 1999 at Riverside Hospital.

She was born in Dendron and also lived several years in New Bern, N.C., and graduated from New Bern High School in 1941. She was the wife of George E. Cowan and the daughter of the late Roy H. and Nellie Hall Faison, and a member of Hilton Christian Church in Newport News.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, with the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield. Memorial donations are suggested to Hilton Christian Church, Newport News, or to a favorite charity.

Doris S. Adler
SILVER BEACH -- Dr. Doris Speck Adler, 72, died Oct. 2, 1999.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Northampton Middle School Auditorium, Machipongo. Doughty Funeral Home is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Shore Memorial Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17, Nassawadox, VA 23413.

Theda B. Manning
CAPE CHARLES -- Theda B.Manning, 70, of Salisbury, Md., and formerly of Cape Charles, died Oct. 1, 1999, at home.

Mrs. Manning was born in Nassawadox, Va., a daughter of the late Hilton and Naomi Elliott Bell. She was the wife of Kenneth S. Manning Jr., and was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church.

Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Larry A. Ball of Seward, Alaska, and Kenneth Manning of Oakton, Va.; a daughter, Sally Cafasso of Matawan, N.J.; a sister, Iris B. Brooks of Cape Charles; a brother, Surry Bell of Birdsnest, Va.; and a grandson, Eric Ball. She was predeceased by two husbands, Clifford L. Ball Jr. and Charles O. Selvig.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cape Charles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Robertson. Interment will be in Cape Charles Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cape Charles Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made to Cape Charles Baptist Church, in care of Mrs. Lola Bailey, P.O. Box 94, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Juanita M. Porter
SAXIS -- Juanita Miles Porter died Oct. 1, 1999. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, Va.

C. Leroy Barrett
SEABOARD -- C. Leroy Barrett, 85, of Route 1, died Oct. 2, 1999, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, N.C.

Mr. Barrett was the son of the late William Early Barrett and Mamie Morgan Barrett. He was a retired farmer and a member of Creeksville Baptist Church. Mr. Barrett was a Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 278 in Seaboard.

Survivors include his wife, Ola Mae Barrett; two sons, Thomas Barrett and his wife, Myra, and Bennie Barrett and his wife, Paula, all of Seaboard; a daughter, Vickie B. Tuggle, and her husband, Larry, both of Waxhaw, N.C.; two brothers, Frank Barrett of Littleton, N.C., and Arthur Barrett of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; six grandchildren, Chris B. Green, Thomas Barrett Jr., Teresa B. Edwards, Wesley Barrett, Daniel Frank Tuggle and Emily Barrett; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Creeksville Baptist Church by Dr. Brian Detrick, the Rev. Cecil Harkey Jr. and Dr. Charles Harris. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, N.C., and other times at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to Creeksville Baptist Church or to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Jerrold C. Baum
WANCHESE -- Jerrold Craig Baum, 38, died Oct. 3, 1999. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bethany United Methodist Church. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Robert E. Belch
COLERAIN -- Robert ``Bobby'' Eugene Belch, 64, of the 1800 block of N.C. 45 North, died Oct. 2, 1999. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie.



Myrtle B. Rogers
EDEN -- Myrtle Lee Boyles Rogers, 90, of the 400 block of Bridge St., died Oct. 2, 1999, at the home of her son in Hertford.

Born in Spray, N.C., now Eden, she was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was a member and worthy matron of Eastern Star and very active in the community with the Hospital Auxiliary and her church. She was a retired sales associate with Belks Department Store.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Carolyn Rogers of Hertford; a daughter, Betty Tallon of the home; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence Boyles. Her spirit will be greatly missed by all.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fair Funeral Home and at the residence at other times.

Evelyn A. Warren
RICH SQUARE -- Evelyn Allen Warren, 90, of Star Route, died Oct. 3, 1999. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Garrett Funeral Home is in charge.

William M. Randolph
HAMPTON -- William M. Randolph, 68, of the 400 block of Atlantic Ave., died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Little Zion Baptist Church. Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas O. Winingder
NEW ORLEANS -- Thomas Otis Winingder, 92, a native of Norfolk and resident of New Orleans for the past five years, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in his home.

He was a retired steam ship agent and owner of the Virginia Ship Agency for 25 years. He was past master of the Ruth Lodge in Norfolk and past president of the Traffic Club in Norfolk. He was a master model ship builder who, at the age of 90, completed a model of the Danmark.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolly Whitaker Winingder; father of Barbara Ann Owens and Thomas Kendall Winingder; grandfather of Dana Sulger, Julie Yarborough, Deborah Peters, Jennifer Winingder, Diana Winingder and Kendall Winingder; great-grandfather of Anna Sulger, Thomas Sulger and Arabella Peters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge.

Samuel W. Boomer Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Samuel W. Boomer Jr., 85, died Oct. 4, 1999, at Wilton Court.

``Sam'' was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., to the late Samuel W. Boomer Sr. and Evie B. Boomer. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sybil Hooper Boomer. He worked in civil service and was a member of Colonial Heights Church of Christ. He was a Mason for 56 years and a member of Berkley Lodge 167, A.F.&A.M.

He is survived by his wife, Elva S. Boomer of Chesapeake, formerly of Norfolk; three daughters, Diana Gamache and Janet Buie, both of Brownsville, Tenn., and Betty Lou Asklof of Ocklawaha, Fla.; a son, Michael K. Boomer of Virginia Beach; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by Kenneth Gosnell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Wallace K. Braye Sr.
NORFOLK -- Wallace Kermit Braye Sr., 71, of the 2300 block of Virginia Beach Blvd., died Oct. 1, 1999, at a local hospital.

He was born in Norfolk to the late Henrietta Riley Braye and the late Myles Chapman Braye. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Clarice Baker, Ophelia Braye and Marie Braye; and his brothers, Maurice Braye, Melvin Braye, Gerald Braye and Lawrence Braye. He had retired as a maintenance engineer from C&P Telephone Co. He was a member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, where he was a member of the Male Usher Board and Birth Month Ministries. A 33-rd Degree Mason, Mr. Braye was past master of Rising Sun No. 2; past high priest of Cohesion Chapter No. 4; past principal conductor of the Work, James Fuller Royal and Select Council No. 15; district deputy grand eminent commander Saint Thomas Commandry Knight Templar No. 4 (present); and past commander and chief Alpha & Omega No. 9.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Sue Braye; his daughters, Rosalind B. Anderson, Gayle A. Green, Jermila B. Slocumb, Jewell L. Ellis and Jacquetta B. Woodley; his sons, Wallace K. Braye Jr., Angelo C. Braye, Freddie A. Braye, Eric V. Braye and Douglas D. Braye Sr.; a sister, Audrey B. Terrell; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Cedric Kirkland-Harris. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Funeral Home.

Lillie V. Dennis
NORFOLK -- Lillie V. Dennis, 83, of the 4600 block of Lodgepole Drive and a longtime resident of Norfolk, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 1, 1999.

She was born in Moyock, N.C., to Thomas and Carrie Walker. The family moved to the Campostella area of Norfolk, where she attended the local public school. ``Lillie V.,'' as she was affectionately called, was employed with the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk for 26 years until her retirement in 1971. Prior to relocating and living with her son in New Jersey and Maryland, she was a faithful member of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church in Suffolk, where she served as financial secretary for the Sunday School. She was predeceased by her husband, James Dennis Sr.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Dennis Jr. and Vera Dennis of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Otis Walker of Trenton, N.J., and Cecil Walker of New Haven, Conn.; a granddaughter, Robin Joy Dennis of Silver Spring, Md.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A home going service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, by Dr. Harold Cason Sr., pastor, First Baptist Church, Campostella. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernice G. Hubbard
NORFOLK -- Bernice G. Hubbard of the 400 block of W. 28th St. died Oct. 2, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Washington, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church and the Pioneer Club. She was the widow of Alonzo Hubbard.

Survivors include a daughter, Bernadine Elliott of Virginia Beach; two sons, Cornelius Green of Medford, Long Island, N.Y., and Darrell Hubbard of New York; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Joyner. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The remains will be ready for viewing at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family will assemble at 10 a.m. at 414 W. 28th St. for the procession.

Zinaida S. Ioffe
NORFOLK -- Zinaida S. Ioffe, 81, of the 100 block of Suburban Pkwy., died Oct. 3, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Florine O. Ramsey
NORFOLK -- Florine O'Brien Ramsey, 96, went to be with her Lord on Sunday night, Oct. 3, 1999.

Born in Danville, Va., she lived in Norfolk for 72 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert G. Ramsey, and a son, John T. Ramsey Sr. She was a devoted, faithful, working Christian and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 72 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Hatfield and son-in-law, Columbus Hatfield; five grandchildren and their spouses, Mary C. Ogdon of Virginia Beach, Alicia and Stan Greer of Virginia Beach, Sandra and Mike Owen of Richmond, Donna Saunders of Petersburg and John T. Ramsey Jr. of Norfolk; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, John Mangus O'Brien and his wife, Estell, of Brownsummit, N.C., and Thomas O'Brien of Greensboro, N.C.; and two sisters, Thelma O. Keaton of Greensboro and Ruth O. Cassone.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by her loving Christian friend, Dr. Robert Y. Sandford. Friends may visit at Woodlawn Funeral Home today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity.

Jamesine B. Robertson
NORFOLK -- Jamesine ``Jamie'' B. Robertson, 39, of the 1500 block of Bayview Blvd., died Oct. 2, 1999, in her residence. A Suffolk native, she was the daughter of the late James Robertson.

She is survived by her mother, Bert Alice Robertson of Suffolk; a son, Omar Jaymes Norris of Perryville, Md.; three sisters, Paige Bivens of Suffolk, Victoria S. Robertson of Norfolk, and Marjorie V. Roulhac of Newark, N.J.; two uncles, Eddie L. Stephens and Charlie Long, both of Franklin; two aunts, Luverta Roberton of Suffolk and Helena Long of Franklin; a brother-in-law, John L. Roulhac; two nephews, Shelton and Michael Roulhac; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in Crocker Funeral Home.

Marvin E. Sanford
NORFOLK -- Marvin Edward Sanford, 96, of the 7300 block of Major Ave., went to his eternal rest on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at his residence.

He was retired from Electrolux Corp. as a salesman after 40 years of service. He was born in Bertrand, Va., and was the son of the late Laura Reynolds and Thomas B. Sanford and was the widower of H. Virginia Sanford. Mr. Sanford was a member of First Baptist Church of Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his daughter, Damaris ``Pat'' S. Seibel of Norfolk; a granddaughter, Teresa A. Lewin and her husband, William, of Norfolk; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Angela Temple.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home by the Rev. Ted James. Burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George E. Sweatt
NORFOLK -- George E. Sweatt, 85, of the 200 block of S. Newtown Road, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Sentara Nursing Center, Norfolk, where he had resided for the past four years.

He was born Nov. 14, 1914, to the late Rupert McCoy Sweatt Hall and the late Andrew Jackson Sweatt. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of First Trinity A.M.E. Church, Chesapeake. He had retired from Norfolk Navy Public Works Center after 34 years.

Predeceased by his wife, Avis Scott Sweatt, he is survived by a stepdaughter and her husband, Silvia and Lawrence D. Grandison Sr.; a sister, Addie Manning; three grandchildren, Lawrence D. Grandison Jr., Terrence D. Grandison and Geoffrey Grandison; three great-grandchildren, Terrence ``Trey'' Grandison, Gillian Grandison and Alicia Grandison; nieces, Sandra Cason and family, Wanda Jordan and family; great-nieces, Diane Campbell, Rosalyn Tillman and Lynda Thomas; great-nephews, Roland Ross Jr. and Edward Ross; cousins, Mary Spellman and daughter, Shirley Robinson, Sidney Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Blanche Jenkins, Lawrence, Lonnie and Mervin McCoy; lifelong faithful and devoted friend, Mildred Mayo; and a host of other relatives, great-great-nieces and -nephews, and many other friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Trinity A.M.E. Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Linwood Daughtry. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Audrey Williams
NORFOLK -- Audrey Williams of the 700 block of B Ave., died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in Union United Church of Christ. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth J. Abrams
PORTSMOUTH -- Elizabeth Jeffers Abrams, 78, died Oct. 3, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

Born in Plainfield, Conn., she was retired from Rices-Nachman department store and was a member of Cradock United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was predeceased by her husband, Mitchell H. Abrams, and her parents, Clarence Jeffers and Eva Mason Jeffers.

Survivors include two sons, Gary M. Abrams and his wife, Anne Lynn, of Suffolk, Richard W. Abrams and his wife, C. Dowelene, of Weleetka, Okla.; and four grandchildren, James M. Abrams and his wife, Amanda, Rebekah J. Abrams, M. Jeffers Abrams and Shannara J. Abrams; and a great-grandson, Daniel J. Abrams.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Waverly Smith III. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cradock United Methodist Church, 24 Channing Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23702.

Thomas A. Finan
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas Aquinas Finan, 65, of the 3600 block of Western Branch Blvd., died Oct. 3, 1999. Mr. Finan, a native of Danville, Ohio, was a retired schoolteacher from the Jefferson, Ohio, school system.

Survivors include two local sisters, Jo Ann Green of Chesapeake, Rose Finan of Portsmouth and other siblings living out of town.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Danville, Ohio. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Danville. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

David T. Freeman
PORTSMOUTH -- David T. ``Speedy'' Freeman of the 2000 block of Parker Ave. died Oct. 2, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Bertie County, N.C., he had retired as a aircraft production controller from the Norfolk Naval Rework Facility after 36 years of service. He was a member and usher of St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Freeman was a member of Lodge No. 34, Order of Mason; Arabia Temple No. 12 of Shriners; past commander, William H. Harrison Post No. 190; American Legion; the Prentis Park Neighborhood Watch and Prentis Park Civic League.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline F. Britt of Portsmouth; two sisters, Alma M. Walker of Norfolk and Beatrice C. and her husband, Roosevelt Valentine, of Portsmouth; a brother, Leon J. and his wife, Esther Freeman, of Portsmouth; a sister-in-law, Gracie Freeman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert L. Earls. Burial with military honors and Masonic rites will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Ahoskie, N.C. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Winfield J. Gorsuch
PORTSMOUTH -- Winfield J. Gorsuch, 87, of the 100 block of Yorkshire Road, died Oct. 3, 1999, in a hospital.

Mr. Gorsuch, a native of Martinsburg, Pa., was the widower of Mary Gorsuch and Coletta Brady Gorsuch. He was retired from the Design Division of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 33 1/2 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his son, Paul Winfield Gorsuch of Portsmouth; two sisters, Rae Auman of San Jose, Calif., Ruth Homer of Altoona, Pa.; two brothers, Walter Gorsuch of Aberdeen, Md., John R. Gorsuch of Florida; a stepdaughter, Rita Richardson of Ventura, Calif.; a stepson, Ross Brady of North Liberty, Ind.; four stepgrandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Joseph S. Slowick. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rose M. Newsome
PORTSMOUTH -- Rose M. Newsome, 62, of the 1900 block of Effingham St., died Oct. 2, 1999.

Born in Drewryville, she worked for Portsmouth Public Schools for 25 years. She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, the Nursing Missionary, the Senior Choir, the Women's Club and was a credit union treasurer.

Survivors include her husband, Wesley Newsome Sr.; five daughters, Regina James, Cassandra Newsome, Linda Person, Katrina Newsome and Rose L. Newsome; a son, Wesley Newsome Jr.; and 15 grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Curtis Edmonds. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Joseph Taylor
PORTSMOUTH -- Joseph ``Buddy'' Taylor, 68, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center. He was the son of the late Arlena Taylor and the late Oscar Taylor.

Survivors include his sister, Eva T. Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Michael Porter. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will assemble at 278 Roberta St.

Agnes Holoch
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Agnes Holoch passed away Oct. 3, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Ringer of Virginia Beach and a sister, Annie Hennies of Queens, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kellum Funeral Home, Pleasant Hall Chapel. Burial will be in New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Aaron Jones
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Aaron Jones, 73, of the 400 block of Chinaberry Circle, died Oct. 2, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Edgecombe, N.C., he retired as a boat builder from Columbia Yacht Co. after 20 years. He was a member of Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Norfolk, where he was an usher and a member of the Male Chorus.

Predeceased by his wife, Aletha Jones, he is survived by three daughters, Jessie S. Saleem and Patricia A. Mock, both of Virginia Beach, and Gloria A. Hart of Portsmouth; four sons, Aaron C. Jones of Virginia Beach, Jeffery Jones and Phillip Jones, both of Portsmouth, and Melvin Armstrong of Enfield, N.C.; five sisters, Nancy Crews, Tempie Whitfield and Cleo Dixon, all of Richmond, Shirley M. Jones of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Patricia Jones of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his brothers, Namon Jones and Ricks Jones, both of Rocky Mount, and Dennis J. Jones of Portsmouth; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Jones and Lavern Jones, both of Portsmouth; three sons-in-law, Yusut Saleem and Curtis Mock, both of Virginia Beach, and Oscar Hart of Portsmouth; 27 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Sophonia and Walter Jones.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Norfolk, by Bishop L.E. Willis Sr. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Wednesday. The family will be at 1921 Laigh Circle, Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the procession. The body will be taken to the church at noon Thursday.

Reva G. Keeley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Reva G. Keeley, 86, died Oct. 3, 1999, in Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Keeley was born Sept. 7, 1913, in King William County, Va. She was the widow of Richard Barry Keeley and was the daughter of the late Roger Gregory and Alice Montotague Roger Gregory. She was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland, Va.

Mrs. Keeley worked 50 years in retail at Thalhimers, Miller & Rhoads, Steve & Anna's and Florence Wislon.

Survivors include her daughter, Reva Keeley Stein of Virginia Beach; her son, O.H. Hooker, and his wife, Barbara, of Jefferson, Texas; six grandchildren, Robert, Richard and Robyn Stein, Claud Hooker, Libba Griffin and Kathy Klauser; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Emma Farley Gregory.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. James N. Earley II.

The family will be at 720 Coquina Lane, Virginia Beach, tonight and Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Celestine E. Wilson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Celestine E. Wilson, 74, of the 4500 block of Princess Anne Road, passed away Oct. 4, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Northern Virginia, she graduated with honors from Strayor Business College. She was employed as an administrative secretary with the Virginia Department of Labor prior to her retirement. Upon retirement, she volunteered her time as a musician at numerous locations, including Lafayette Villa Nursing Home and the Norfolk Senior Center. She was a past member of the Metropolitan Music Club.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her sons, George O. Wilson Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Virginia Beach and Gerald R. Wilson and his wife, Barbara, of Chesapeake; her granddaughter, Lori Ann Wilson of Chesapeake; and her brother Sidney McLearen, and his wife, Josephine, of Norfolk and their family.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. Viewing will be today with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Catlett Methodist Cemetery, Northern Virginia, by the Rev. Daniel McLearen of Sunsbury, Conn.

Stacey A. Fowler
COURTLAND -- Stacey Ashley Fowler, 28, daughter of Clifton Eugene and Natalie Johnson Fowler, died Oct. 3, 1999, in the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She was a member of Capron Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, Stacey is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Vincents Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowell Stovall, the Rev. Dr. Alan R.W. Campbell and the Rev. Russell Ford. Burial will be in Capron Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence at 23006 Captain John Road and suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children's Center, 700 Campbell St., Franklin, VA 23851. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.

Anita C. Rundle
PARKSLEY -- Anita Coulbourne Rundle, 57, died Oct. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Thornton Funeral Home.

Lavern N. Holbrook
NAGS HEAD -- Lavern Norman Holbrook, 70, died Oct. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in Twiford's Colony Chapel.

Julia M. McLaughlin
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Julia McNair McLaughlin, 72, died Oct. 3, 1999. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Roland F. Roehner
NAGS HEAD -- The Rev. Dr. Roland Frederick Fleck Roehner, son of Esther Flock Roehner and August William Roehner, was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 4, 1926.

He was a graduate of Baltimore City College (high school) in 1943. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1946; and the Master of Divinity degree from the Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pa., in 1980. He was ordained into the Christian ministry by the Patomoc Synod of the then Evangelical and Reformed Church (now the United Church of Christ) on Sept. 25, 1949, in Baltimore.

He served as assistant pastor and pastor of Pilgrim Evangelical and Reformed Church (United Church of Christ), Buffalo, N.Y. (1949-56). A mission developer for the United Church of Christ, he organized the Hayshire United Church of Christ, York, Pa., where he served as pastor from 1956 to 1962. He also founded the Chapel Hill United Church of Christ in Camp Hill, Pa., where he served as pastor from 1962 to 1983. In 1983, he became pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Asheville, N.C., which he served until his retirement to Nags Head in 1988.

In retirement, he served as treasurer of the North Dare County Ministerial Association, and was a member of the Board of Dare County Habitat for Humanity. He preached occasionally in several churches in the area, and sang in the Sanctuary Choir of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church in Kill Devil Hills. He organized the Outer Banks Stamp Club in 1996 and served as its first president. His hobbies were building ship models and casting metal figurines.

He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, the American Philatelic Society and the COROS (Collectors of Religion on Stamps) Society.

He was married to Arlene Mae Hoerner of Buffalo, N.Y, until her death in 1974. In 1976, he married Dr. Bernice Jane Gottschalk of Pittsburgh.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Myra Roehner of Wilmington, N.C.; his daughter, Suzanne Lois Davis of Carlisle, Pa.; three grandchildren, Christopher and Shana Roehner of Monroe, N.C., Cole Davis of Carlisle, Pa.; and his wife, Bernice Roehner of Nags Head.

A memorial service will be held at the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Spottswood Graves and the Rev. Dr. Richard Batzler officiating. Interment will be in Harrisburg, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church for Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 2199, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

H. Rebecca Scott
WINSTON-SALEM -- H. Rebecca Scott, widow of Willie Scott Sr., passed away. She was born Nov. 19, 1912, to the late Thomas and Lizzie Cole. She was a woman dedicated to the service of the Lord, always smiling and giving others a helping hand.

She had been a member of St. Mary's Holy Mount Christian Church since 1954 and was a member of the Senior Choir and the Usher Board.

Survivors include a daughter, Fatimah I. Sahib of Norfolk; a sister, Louise Cole; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary's Holy Mount Christian Church. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.

Chester C. Stevens
EDENTON -- Chester Cleveland Stevens, 74, of the 1000 block of W. Queen St., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Stevens was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense. He was the son of the late Ruth Mandley and Howard Cleveland Stevens.

Survivors include his wife, Gahl Pigott Stevens; a daughter, Elizabeth Stevens Duane of Allentown, Pa.; a son, Mark Anton Stevens of Raleigh, N.C.; and two sisters, Barbara Smith of Fort Washington, Md., and Nancy Carter of Ipswich, Mass.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Moseley St., Edenton, NC 27932, by the Rev. Jane Love and Dr. L. Richard Batzler. Burial will follow at Beaver Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad, 208 W. Hicks St., Edenton, NC 27932. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Nellie S. Wood
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Nellie Sample Wood, 87, of the 9200 block of Maple Rock Drive, died Oct. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Corinth Baptist Church. Twiford's Memorial Church, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Elliott Bloxom
WILLIAMSBURG -- Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Elliott Bloxom, 83, of Williamsburg and formerly of Irvington, Va., died Oct. 3, 1999.

Rear Adm. Bloxom was born in Hampton. He graduated from William and Mary in 1937, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and commanded two ships during World War II before entering the Naval Supply Corps in 1947. He had numerous assignments, including the command of the Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center and in Norfolk as the Atlantic Fleet Supply Officer, before retiring in 1973. He and his wife lived on Carter's Creek in Irvington for 23 years before moving to The Landing in Williamsburg in 1996. His decorations include the Pacific and Atlantic Campaign Medals and the Legion of Merit. He was also a member of the Old Guard of William and Mary College.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margie H. Bloxom; three children, Margaret B. Shultz of Glen Allen, Va., Louisa B. Woods of Gaithersburg, Md., and U.S. Navy Capt. Elliott L. Bloxom of Fairfax, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Charles E. Shultz, Elizabeth S. Bolin, Louisa N. Woods, Carolin J. Woods, Elliott D. Woods, Elliott B. Bloxom and Andrew L. Bloxom.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the historic Christ Church in Irvington, Va. Bliley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marietta P. Cofer
NORFOLK -- Marietta Parks Cofer, 72, beloved wife for 50 years of Richard Saunders Cofer Jr., died Oct. 3, 1999, in Richmond.

Formerly Marietta Parks of Petersburg, she lived most of her life in Norfolk and was currently a Westminster-Canterbury of Richmond resident. She was an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Richmond. Mrs. Cofer was a Norfolk Public School art teacher for 25 years, as well as a well-known portrait artist.

Also remaining to cherish her memory are two sisters, Eloise Veal of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Hilah Lee Terry of Roanoke; a brother, Victor Parks III of Petersburg; two sons, Richard Saunders Cofer III of Reno, Nev., Landon Lewis Cofer of Roanoke; two daughters, Hilah Steenrod of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Weeks Barbot of Richmond; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5200 Grove Ave., Richmond.

Helen B. Coleman
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Very quietly and peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, Almighty God, who doeth all things well, gently closed the eyes of our beloved Helen Brown Coleman and carried her to eternal rest.

Helen Brown Coleman was born July 21, 1918, in Portsmouth, and was the oldest child born to the late Edward Brown and Levina Chapman Brown. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at an early age and joined Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Portsmouth.

Helen graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth in 1936 and attended the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Joseph Coleman, who predeceased her several years ago.

Helen came to New York as a young adult and lived in Brooklyn for 40 years. She was employed with Baer and Beard under Local District No. 65 until her retirement many years ago. After settling in New York, she joined Bridge Street A.M.E. Church where she attended faithfully and served dutifully on the Ethelyne Henderson Missionary Society, Feeding the Homeless Unit, the Pastor's Aide Guild and Class No. 20.

Helen was a strong, good-natured person who lived for God, her family, her relatives and friends. She was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Mourning her passing and cherishing her love are one brother, Ernest C. Brown and wife, Thelma, of Portsmouth; one nephew, Edward Matthews of Brooklyn; one niece, Eunice R. Crocker and husband, Clifton, of Chesapeake; one devoted cousin, Grace Galliego of Brooklyn; a very special friend, Helen Johnson of Brooklyn; and a host of very dear and precious relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sept. 24, 1999, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Margaret S. Scott
CAPE FAIR, Mo. -- Margaret Fyffe Sinclair Stewart Scott, 63, formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 1, 1999. No services are planned at this time. Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson, Mo., submitted information.

Thomas O. Winingder
NEW ORLEANS -- Thomas Otis Winingder, 92, a native of Norfolk and resident of New Orleans for the past five years, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in his home.

He was a retired steam ship agent and owner of the Virginia Ship Agency for 25 years. He was past master of the Ruth Lodge in Norfolk and past president of the Traffic Club in Norfolk. He was a master model ship builder who, at the age of 90, completed a model of the Danmark.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolly Whitaker Winingder; father of Barbara Ann Owens and Thomas Kendall Winingder; grandfather of Dana Sulger, Julie Yarborough, Deborah Peters, Jennifer Winingder, Diana Winingder and Kendall Winingder; great-grandfather of Anna Sulger, Thomas Sulger and Arabella Peters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State St., at 2 p.m. today. Interment will be private. Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until service time. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge.


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