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Sandra N. Benton
CHESAPEAKE -- Sandra Newman Benton, 60, of the 1800 block of Rowlock Road, went to be with the Lord Oct. 4, 1999, at a Norfolk hospital. She was a native of Portsmouth, and was a member of Rock Church in Virginia Beach.

She is survived by her husband, William Roland Benton Jr.; four sons, William R. Benton III of Chesapeake, Jerry L. Benton of Virginia Beach, Richard T. Benton of Portsmouth and Randall C. Benton of Richmond; a sister, Barbara N. Gray of Chesapeake; and a grandchild, Brittany M. Benton. She was Aunt Ramey to three nephews and two nieces.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rock Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. John and the Rev Anne Gimenez. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel.

Margaret A. Reutt
CHESAPEAKE -- Margaret A. Reutt, 67, of the 1000 block of Bowling Green Trail, died Oct. 4, 1999, at her residence.

She was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and retired from the retail business after 50 years of service. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Reutt; a daughter, Zora Keile of Summerville, S.C.; three sons, Donald Holt III and his wife, Jean, of Columbus, Ga., Peter Reutt and his wife, Jane, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Andrew Reutt and his wife, Pam, of Moyock, N.C.; two sisters, Lee Rapiti of Toms River, N.J., and Dollie Juliano of Chesapeake; a brother, Madeo Juliano of Florida; and three grandchildren, Katherine Anne, Michael and Kimberly.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by Fr. Christian Haydinger. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Evelyn L. Sykes
CHESAPEAKE -- Evelyn Louise Sykes of the 1900 block of Burson Drive died Oct. 3, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Princess Anne County, she was a certified nurses aide for Autumn Care Nursing Home in Chesapeake.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Sykes; a daughter, Betty Bynum, both of Chesapeake; five sons, Marvin Johnson, James Johnson, Steven Johnson, Gregory Johnson and Charlie Sykes Jr. of Chesapeake; three sisters, Vivian Lee of Chesapeake, and Ruth Crawford and Pamela Lee of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at St. Paul Church of God in Christ, 1615 Isaac St., Campostella, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Wilbert L. Daniels Sr., pastor. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Daner L. Watkins
CHESAPEAKE -- Daner Lester Watkins of the 200 block of Coachman Drive died Oct. 3, 1999, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Born in Roanoke, he was a member of St. Stephens United Pentecostal Church of America, in Chesapeake, and its Usher Board.

Survivors include his daughter, Arthalia B. Wilson of Chesapeake; a son, Lester Watkins of Oxon Hill, Md.; and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Stephens United Pentecostal Church of America by the Rev. Paul Arrington. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will be at 4129 Williamson St., Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen G. Norfleet
NORFOLK -- Helen Garner Norfleet, 78, of the 3100 block of Chesapeake Blvd., died Oct. 2, 1999, at home.

Born in Norfolk, she was a retired domestic worker and the widow of William Norfleet. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, and its usher board.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Saunders of Kinston, N.C.; a son, Samuel Smith of Decatur, Ga.; a sister, Mildred Copeland of Baltimore; a brother, Walter Garner of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents, Adell and Luther Garner Sr.; a sister, Lucy Herndon; and a brother, Luther Garner Jr.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Mauda M. Grimes
NORFOLK -- Mauda M. Grimes, 78, passed away at her home on Oct. 4, 1999. She was born in New Creek, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late George T. Ashby and Ethel Steedman Ashby. Mrs. Grimes was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Norfolk. She graduated from the University of Virginia Nursing School and was in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps during World War II.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by her husband of 53 years, Alton W. Grimes; children, Alton W. Grimes Jr. and wife, Carolyn, of Gloucester, Ella Louise Grimes and husband, Dr. James N. Babione, of Norfolk and Thomas A. Grimes of Chesapeake; brother Thomas F. Ashby and wife, Faye; sisters, Sarah Ashby Fout and husband, Lawrence, and Edna Louise Crumbaugh and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Alton W. Grimes III of North Carolina, Andrew S. Grimes of Gloucester, Benjamin S. Pallett and Katheryn Faye Grimes, both of Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Duling Cemetery in Keyser, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, W.Va.

Pearl O. Raby
NORFOLK -- Pearl Overton Raby, 89, of the 1400 block of Braden Crescent, died Oct. 4, 1999, at a local nursing home.

Born in Hyde County, N.C., she retired as a self-employed portrait colorist. She was the widow of Willis A. Raby.

She is survived by a niece, Regina Overton Hill, and her husband, Greg, of Chesapeake; and two great-nephews, Michael and Stephen, of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Haven Children's Home or the Norfolk SPCA.

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; Jessica Ogdon; 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, N.C., and Ruth O. Cassone of Hawthorne, Calif.

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

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. today. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cradock United Methodist Church, 24 Channing Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23702.

Elizabeth H. Thompson
PORTSMOUTH -- Elizabeth ``Liz'' Hunley Thompson, 55, of Beyers Ave., died October 4, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Mrs. Thompson, a native of Portsmouth, was retired from Wayside Cleaners and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dickie Jim Thompson; a son, Richard J. Thompson and wife, Raia, of Portsmouth; a sister, Doris Casto and husband, Keith, of Chesapeake; a step-daughter, Talhia Parker of Portsmouth; and extended family and friends.

A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Joseph Slowik. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Foster Funeral Home and other times at the son's home, 802 Dixon Road. Memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. of your choice.

Aliesa K. Bengsch
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Aliesa K. Bengsch, 17, died Oct. 4, 1999, in her home. Aliesa was born in Charleston, S.C. Survivors include her mother and father, Christine K. Bengsch and Gary Bengsch; her sister, Daisy K. Johnson, and her husband, Dean, of Minnesota; three grandparents, Glenn Kocher of Alden, N.Y., and John and Irmgard Bengsch of Brockport, N.Y.; and her niece, Hannah Johnson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kala K. Bengsch.

A chapel service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Walter Wissinger. Burial will be at Hampton National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Edmarc Hospice For Children, 811 Redgate Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517, or Virginia Beach Respite Program, Pembroke No. 6, Suite 218, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Carl Borjes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Carl Borjes of the 1600 block of Wright Lane passed away Oct. 4, 1999.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He had an associate degree in accounting from ODU and was employed by Liverman Inc. for 35 years, and later worked for John E. Sirine & Associates.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Tucker Borjes; his children, Susan I. Riley and her husband, Michael, of Virginia Beach, Karl W. Borjes of Virginia Beach and his wife, Cindy, of North Carolina, Robert W. Borjes and his fiancee, Brandi Woods, both of Brewer, Maine; one loving granddaughter, Elizabeth Kate Borjes; a brother, Robert William Borjes, and his wife, Betty, of Tennessee; a sister, Carlyn B. Joyce, and her husband, Harry, of Chesapeake; nephews Harry Joyce Jr., Michael G. Joyce and Richard C. Joyce; and a niece, Serena Borjes.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Riverside Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday in First Colonial Baptist Church on First Colonial Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Colonial Baptist Church Door Fund or Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. Arrangements are by Affordable Funeral Services.

Thomas E. Rainey
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thomas E. Rainey, 64, died Oct. 4, 1999, at a local hospital.

He was born in Richmond, and was a retired block operator for Amtrak Railroad after 32 years of service. He was a member of T.C.U. Union No. 1402.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen Taylor Rainey; a daughter, Wendy Hayes and her husband, Allan, of Westminster, Colo.; a son, Thomas E. Rainey III of Vanceboro, Maine; an aunt, Ophelia Benton of Richmond; and several cousins.

Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery, Trenton, N.J., at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ocean Park Rescue Squad.

Angelina D. Rimmele
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Angelina Dinapoli Rimmele, 73, of the 500 block of Pacific Ave., died Oct. 5, 1999, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Born in Naples, Italy, Mrs. Rimmele was a homemaker and member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Virginia Beach.

Survivors include her husband, Roy I. Rimmele of Virginia Beach; and Rose D. Napoli of Naples, Italy.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, by Father James E. Dorson. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Ave. Chapel, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Star of the Sea Catholic Church Building Fund, Pacific Ave. and 14th St., Virginia Beach VA 23451.

Esther D. Sweezey
SUFFOLK -- Esther Mae Doucette Sweezey, 69, of the 200 block of Sweatt Road, died Oct. 4, 1999.

A homemaker, she was a native of Lake Charles, La., and the daughter of the late Arthur Doucette and Irene Mullins Doucette. She was a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church and the Ladies Fleet Reserve Branch No. 40, Chesapeake.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Lewis Edward Sweezey of Suffolk; daughters, Linda L. Sweezey of Suffolk, and Cindy S. Pettingil of Livonia, Mo.; two sons, Michael E. Sweezey of Virginia Beach and Tom Meeks of Bakersfield, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Agnes Doucette, and brother, Clyde Doucette, both of Lake Charles.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. Steve Summers. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held following the service in the funeral home and other times at the residence. Contributions may be made to the Dialysis Center, Obici Hospital, 1890 N. Main St., Suite G3, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Estelle M. Baker
FRANKLIN -- Estelle M. Baker, 79, of the 300 block of Bracy St., died Oct. 3, 1999, in Obici Memorial Hospital.

A native of Mississippi, she was the widow of Claude R. Baker and was the owner of Baker Home for Adults. Mrs. Baker was a member of New Life Church where she was a church mother and a member of New Beginnings.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence R. Baker Sr. of Woodlands, Texas, Carlton H. Baker of Suffolk; two daughters, the Rev. Peggy Scott of Franklin and Claudette B. Jones of Portsmouth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Blunt, pastor, and the Rev. Robin Ricks officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.

Teresa Everett
ZUNI -- Teresa Everett of Ecella Road died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Rising Star Baptist Church. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary S. Lowe
FRANKLIN -- Mary Seeley Lowe, 72, died Oct. 4, 1999, in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. She was born in Norfolk on July 3, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Mary Allene Bruce Seeley. Mrs. Lowe was a member of High Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Louis Daniel Lowe Sr.; a son, Louis Daniel Lowe Jr. of Franklin; a sister, Ida S. ``Dickie'' Lowe of Abingdon; and three grandchildren, Angel Renee Lowe, Trent Daniel Lowe and Brandon Christian Lowe.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in High Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward C. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at High Street United Methodist Church. Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

James L. Collins
LEE MONT -- James Lee Collins, 56, died Oct. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley.

Elizabeth W. Johnson
CAPRON -- Elizabeth W. Johnson of the 19200 block of Rawlings Road died Oct. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Zoar Baptist Church, Boykins. Engram Funeral Home is in charge.

Edward H. Daniels
MERRY HILL -- Sheriff Edward Hale Daniels, retired, 80, died Oct. 4, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Bertie County, and the son of the late Edward E. and Eula Hale Daniels.

Mr. Daniels was born March 9, 1919, in Perrytown, and was a graduate of Colerain High School. During World War II, Mr. Daniels served in the U.S. Army as a corporal from June 26, 1941, through Oct. 17, 1945. He received four Battle Stars (including D-Day) and served in Iceland, England, France, Belgium and Germany.

Mr. Daniels was appointed deputy sheriff of Bertie County in 1951 and served as deputy until 1962. He was sworn in as sheriff in August of 1962 and served the citizens of Bertie County as sheriff for 20 years. He also served as president of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association in 1980. He was a member of Merry Hill Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher and deacon. He was a member of Charity Lodge No. 5 in Windsor.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Phelps Daniels; a son, Charles Edward Daniels of Windsor; two daughters, Bonnie Daniels Lucas of Kinston and Margaret D. Adams of Ahoskie; a brother, Webester R. Daniels of Colerain; four sisters, Helen D. Cullipher of Orlando, Fla., Lorraine D. Keener of Roper, N.C., Vivian D. Todd of Virginia Beach and Malva D. Hoggard of Newport News; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Merry Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Knight. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, and at other times at the home, 1645 U.S. 17 North. Family and friends will assemble at the home in Midway following the funeral service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Merry Hill Baptist Church, to the Midway-Merry Hill Fire Department or to the Bertie County Rescue Squad.

Roy W. Jones Sr.
SOUTH MILLS -- Roy William Jones Sr., 87, of the 100 block of Joy's Creek Road, died Oct. 5, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Zadie W. Mathews
ELIZABETH CITY -- Zadie Womack Mathews, 62, of the 200 block of Queen St., died Oct. 5, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

James C. Moore
GRANDY -- James Charles Moore, 48, of the 100 block of Mallard Drive, died Oct. 4, 1999, at Albemarle Hospital.

Mr. Moore was a native of Virginia. He was the son of Helen Halstead Chessman of Coinjock and the late James Amos Moore, the husband of Gloria Hawkins Moore of the residence, and the stepson of Sam Chessman of Coinjock. He was a former supervisor for Concrete Cutting Co. of Virginia Beach. He was a Baptist.

Besides his mother, wife and stepfather, Mr. Moore is survived by two stepdaughters, Wanda and Sharon Stines, both of Bristol, Va.; a stepson, Robert Stines of Pearland, Texas; a sister, Sonja Lee Gibbs of Coinjock; one brother, John B. Moore of Coinjock; and seven stepgrandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the National Trappers Association, 207 West Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61702. Twiford's Northside Chapel is in charge.

Lottie T. Smith
VANCEBORO -- Lottie Tripp Smith, 83, died Oct. 5, 1999. Mrs. Smith was a native and lifelong residence of Vanceboro and was a member of Tabernacle Holiness Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Lucille S. Nobles of Chesapeake, Shirley S. Evans and Estelle S. Manning, both of Vanceboro; a son, Dalton ``Dick'' Smith; a sister, Helen T. Wilson; brothers, Ezekiel Tripp of Tyner and Calvin Tripp, all of Vanceboro; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro. Burial will be in Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Michael P. Boole
HAMPTON -- Michael Patrick Boole, 41, died Oct. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Franktown United Methodist Church, Franktown. B.D. Holland Funeral Home, Nassawadox, is in charge.

Robert M. Britt Jr.
NEWPORT NEWS -- Robert Moton ``Sportie'' Britt Jr., 49, of the 1100 block of 43rd St., died Oct. 2, 1999. Memorial services will be private. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

James J. Buglia
NEWPORT NEWS -- James Joseph Buglia, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999.

Mr. Buglia was a native of Hershey, Pa., and had been a resident of Newport News for 46 years. He had retired in 1989 from NASA as an aeronautical engineer after 36 years of service. He was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church and the local Italian Clubs on the Peninsula. He also volunteered his time with Mary Immaculate Hospital on different occasions. He was predeceased by his wife, Pearl Buglia, in 1997.

He is survived by two daughters, Toni and husband, Buddy Parker, of Hampton and Rose and husband, Dave Holloman, of Virginia Beach; a brother, John Buglia of Hershey; a sister-in-law, Eve Kelly of Harrisburg, Pa.; and a grandchild, Carlisle Rose Parker of Hampton.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Jerome's Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph Majewski and the Rev. Charles Saglio. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Umphlett Funeral Home, Newport News, is handling arrangements.

Anne S. Parker
ROANOKE -- Anne Skinner Parker passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Friendship Manor, Roanoke. She and her husband resided on Powhatan Avenue in Norfolk, and had been residents of Friendship Manor in Roanoke for the past 10 years.

Anne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph Bernard Parker; two sons, Joseph Bernard Parker Jr. of Longmont, Colo., and John Edward Parker of Vest, Ky.; a daughter, Eleanor Parker Cox of Spartanburg, S.C.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jane Elizabeth, and her parents, Joshua Cleveland and Ellen Keys Skinner of Norfolk.

She was born and raised in Norfolk and was a graduate of Maury High School and Madison College. Anne taught for two years in the Norfolk school system before her marriage. She served as president of the Junior Woman's Club of Norfolk and the Larchmont Elementary School PTA. She served on the board of the Norfolk YWCA.

The birth and short life of her infant daughter, Jane, influenced her to become involved in various causes concerning retarded children. She was instrumental in helping to establish the first school for retarded children in the Tidewater area.

Anne was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Copper Hill, Va., and was previously a member and Sunday School teacher at Larchmont Baptist Church and Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk. She and her husband have been members for 27 years of The Virginia Highland Haven Airstream Club in Copper Hill, Va.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Roanoke, Va., at Friendship Manor, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren in Copper Hill. Graveside services will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Date and time to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to your favorite charity.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Friendship Manor Health Care Center and the Good Samaritan Hospice for their care and support. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, Roanoke.

Ela M. Dolliver
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ela Myers Dolliver, 89, died Oct. 3, 1999, in a Burlingame, Calif. hospital.

Mrs. Dolliver was born and raised in Norfolk. She graduated from Northwestern University and completed graduate studies at Richmond Professional Institute. Thereafter, she did social work in Norfolk for a number of years before moving west with her family. Mrs. Dolliver was an active member of Chi Omega Sorority, the Junior League, Who's Who of American Women, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the English Speaking Union. She also was a former member of Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include two sons, Dwight Alan Dolliver and John F. Eikelbarner, both of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her brother, George T. Myers of Norfolk in 1994.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Gordon Davis. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Aquinas Finan
DANVILLE, Ohio -- Thomas Aquinas Finan of Danville, Ohio, died at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Sunday evening, Oct. 3, 1999. He was 65 years old.

Tom was born Aug. 23, 1934, near Dresden to James and Florence (Blubaugh) Finan. The family moved to Danville a few years later. Tom was a graduate of Danville High School and Kent State University. He also attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University. He taught grade school for many years in Huntsville and Jefferson, Ohio. As avocations, Tom designed gameboards for teaching math and social studies, and he sang and acted in faculty dramas. He also participated in the Mount Vernon Players. Having grown up during World War II, Tom was fascinated by military aviation and could identify any airplane used by the Allies or the Axis. He joined the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s, and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. He traveled extensively in western Europe and the United States.

Before moving to Virginia last year, Tom was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and of the Knox County Retired Teachers, for whom he served as treasurer.

Tom is survived by a brother, Patrick Finan of Port Washington, Wisc.; seven sisters, Kathleen Turner of Brookfield, Wisc., Rose Finan of Portsmouth, Margaret Haggerty of Washington, D.C., Martha Finan of Danville, Ohio, Josephine Green of Chesapeake, Sarah Hunter of Los Alamos, N.M., and Elizabeth Finan of Burnett, Wisc. He also leaves 17 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Lucy.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. A Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Luke Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, followed by a buffet in St. Luke Community Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke parish or to a favorite charity.

Marvin R. Hill Sr.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Marvin Randolph Hill Sr., 65, formerly of Suffolk, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.

He was a graduate of Warwick High School, Newport News, in 1952, and attended Old Dominion University. He worked for Leggett's department store for 19 years as a store manager. He was owner and manager for Cloz Clozet, a retail men's clothing store for 19 years. He was a 25-year member, past president and vice president of the Cosmopolitan Club in Suffolk. He was a former member of the Jaycees.

Survivors include his wife, Gay Waddell Hill; a son, M. Randolph Hill Jr. and his fiancee, Leslie Ann Grunberg, of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Karen Lee Hill of Portsmouth; and brothers Orville Douglas Hill of Tucson, Ariz., James Edward Hill II of Gambrills, Md., and Gregory Wayne Hill of Newport News.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

Mervin S. Richardson
LA GRANGE, Texas -- Mervin S. ``Rich'' Richardson, 65, formerly of Smithfield, W.Va., died Oct. 5, 1999, at Fayette Memorial.

He was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Columbia, W.Va., and had been a resident of La Grange since 1986. He married Joan Calhoun on Oct. 11, 1986, in Bastrop, Texas. He retired from LCRA and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a Pentecostal Holiness although he worshipped and preached in various denominations in several states. He was active in the Boys Scouts and was involved with Woodside Trail for abused children. He was a member of the Gold Wing Touring Association.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Keith Eure and Rita and Tony Yeary, all of Franklin, Laticia and Phil Taylor of Como, N.C., and Krista and Tony Dale of Edenton, N.C.; three stepdaughters, Lori Maxson-Bixby and her husband, Craig, of Indiana, Londa Wilson and her husband, Paul, of New York and Lainie Wetherby of Pennsylvania; a sister, Sylvia Propps of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six stepgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Loyd and Mary Lucy Richardson, a sister, Sondra Blankinship and a brother, Lonnie.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Sergeant Memorial Funeral Home, La Grange, where a funeral will be held at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Jerry Adkins of Equippers Outreach Fellowship. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, W.Va., by the Rev. Mary Banks. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mary K. Hurdle
CHESAPEAKE -- Mary K. Hurdle, 90, of the 500 block of Queenswood Terrace, quietly went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 5, 2000. A native of Norfolk, she was born to the late Joseph James and Sarah Williams Riddick and was the widow of Jessie Hurdle.

Mrs. Hurdle was a faithful member of Herald of His Coming COGIC, where she was the president of the Sunshine Band, and was a member of the String Band.

She leaves to cherish her memory her twin sister, Sarah Beatrice White; a niece, Zenobia G. Pretlow; three nephews, Columbus A. Davis, Wilbert C. Davis and McClinton T. Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at Faith Temple COGIC, 645 W. 37th St., with Elder James Williams presiding. Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Riddick Funeral Service. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy B. Murphree
CHESAPEAKE -- Dorothy Bell Murphree, 67, of Bainbridge Blvd., died Oct. 5, 2000. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling cremation arrangements.

Ardell R. Smith
CHESAPEAKE -- Ardell Rebecca Smith, 89, affectionately called ``Granny,'' of the 1000 block of Tamer Ave., entered into eternal rest Oct. 4, 2000. She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, where she was a Mother of the Church, and member of the Missionary Board and Senior Choir. She was also an Eastern Star.

Predeceased by her husband, William Smith, she is survived by seven daughters, three sons, four sisters, two brothers, six generations of grandchildren, an aunt, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Service. Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.

Martha Anne F. Taylor
CHESAPEAKE -- Martha Anne Forehand Taylor, 46, of the 1700 block of Pocaty Road, died Oct. 4, 2000, at Chesapeake General Hospital, after a courageous fight against cancer.

A funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with the Rev. Bob Sowder officiating. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Annie P. Hoffman
NORFOLK -- Annie P. Hoffman of E. Liberty St. died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hood Chapel AME Church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue Chapel, is in charge.

Frances A. Huban
NORFOLK -- Frances A. Huban, 72, widow of John P. Huban, of the 8300 block of Halprin Drive, passed away in her residence on Oct. 3, 2000.

Mrs. Huban was a native of Mount Airy, N.C, and a past member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church.

She is survived by four sons, John P. Huban, James N. Huban, Joseph J. Huban and Timothy D. Huban, all of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Loretta, Elizabeth, Jennifer and John Huban, all of Norfolk and Stephanie; a great-grandchild, Rianna C. Riordan of Virginia Beach; a brother, James Leach of Cocoa, Fla.; and two sisters, Evelyn Burnette of Norfolk and Lucy Arnau of Cocoa.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, by the Rev. Paschal N. Kneip, O.S.B. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513 or to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Edgar S. Moore
NORFOLK -- Edgar Stafford ``Buddy'' Moore, 79, of the 2400 block of Rankin Ave., died Oct. 3, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Keystone, W.Va., he retired from the International Longshoremen Association. Mr. Moore was a member of Bayview Baptist Church and VFW Post 327 in Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Margie J. Moore; two stepdaughters, Rose Cheevers and her husband, Jimmy, of W. Palm Beach, Fla., and Mary Davis of Florence, S.C.; four stepsons, James Allen, Bobby Allen and his wife, Ellen, Clayton Allen and his wife, Debbie, and Tommy Allen, all of Norfolk; two brothers, Henry C. Moore of Ocala, Fla., and Horace E. Moore of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Frank Howlett. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Anthony C. Munden
NORFOLK -- Anthony Curtis Munden, 39, died Oct. 3, 2000. Mr. Munden, affectionately known as ``Curt'' or ``Tony,'' was born Sept. 16, 1961 to Della Mae Staton Munden and Herbert G. Munden. There will be no services.

Doris V. Simmons
NORFOLK -- Doris Odell Vinson Simmons, born April 2, 1918, in Como, N.C., passed away Oct. 4, 2000. She was the first of seven children born to the marriage of Daniel P. and Fannie B. Vinson.

She attended and graduated from Willis Hare High School in Pendleton, N.C. Doris' life was full and colorful. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined First Baptist Church in Severn, N.C. After relocating to Norfolk, she joined Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Doris truly loved and trusted God. Next to God, she loved and cherished her family.

Doris united in holy matrimony to Charles Simmons Sr. and to this union was born three children. She loved all people and sought to assist wherever she could. For many years, she worked as a dedicated caretaker for the sick and ailing.

Early Wednesday morning on Oct. 4, 2000, God called his daughter Doris to His eternal peace and rest. God called two of Doris' brothers home before her, the Rev. Stanford L. Vinson, husband of Dorothy, and Daniel L. Vinson, husband of Eulacille.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Shirley Woodard and the Rev. Shiela Dozier; a son, Charles Simmons Jr.; a grandson, Earl Simmons and wife, Sandra; a son-in-law, William H. Dozier III; a sister, Laura Crockett and husband, the Rev. William F. Crockett, of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, William L. Vinson and wife, Bessie, of Portsmouth, Robert Vinson and wife, Bonnie, of Murfreesboro, N.C., and O'Niel Vinson and wife, Catherine, of Turnwater, Wash.; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Edwards III officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street Chapel. Family and friends will assemble at 1 p.m. at the church.

Frances Skyles
NORFOLK -- Frances Skyles of the 200 block of S. Newtown Road died Oct. 3, 2000, in Sentara Nursing Center.

Born in Lewiston, N.C., she was the widow of Herman Skyles and worked as a domestic. Mrs. Skyles was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, the Pastor Aide Club, Senior Choir, Prayer Band and was a missionary.

Survivors include a stepson, Jerome Skyles of Portsmouth; a brother, Jessie Williams of New York; a special friend, Helena W. Joyner of Norfolk; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Jake Manley. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 10 a.m. Monday at 710 E. 29th St., Apt. A-1, for the procession.

Mary S. Tyson
NORFOLK -- Mary Suthard Tyson, 87, of Sun West City, Ariz., died Oct. 1, 2000. A service will be at 1 p.m. today in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel.

Ray G. Bailey Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Ray Gilbert Bailey Jr., 18, of the 4600 block of Griffin St., died Oct. 5, 2000. A native of Portsmouth, he was the son of Ray ``Bone'' Bailey Sr. of Portsmouth and Teri Bell of Hookerton, N.C.

Survivors include his fiance, Heather Smith, and their son, Devon Ray Bailey, of Portsmouth; a sister, Miranda M. Bailey of Hookerton; paternal grandmother, Frances Bailey of Chesapeake; paternal grandfather, Gilbert Ray Bailey and wife, Anne, of Chesapeake; maternal grandmother, Iva Olmo of Virginia Beach; maternal stepgrandmother, Cathy Bell Thompson of Portsmouth; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Roland Bell.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Philip J. Parker. The family will be at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at 1811 Dock Landing Road, Chesapeake.

Ruth M. Bazemore
PORTSMOUTH -- Ruth M. Bazemore, 79, of the 2400 block of Piedmont Ave., died Oct. 4, 2000, at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk.

Born in Portsmouth, Mrs. Bazemore was retired from Life Federal Savings and Loan Co. She was a deaconess and member of Third Baptist Church, the Female Usher Board No. 2 and Missionary Circle. She was also a member of the Brighton Prentis Park Civic League and Neighborhood Patrol.

Survivors include her husband, Lenwood R. Bazemore Sr.; a son, Lenwood R. Bazemore Jr. and wife, Roslyn, of Oakland, Calif.; a grandchild, Iris Hill of Sacramento, Calif.; a great-grandchild; a first cousin, Ruth Mitchell of Portsmouth; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Third Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming and Dr. Vernon C. Crump III. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

David B. Bowles
PORTSMOUTH -- David Booth Bowles, 46, died Oct. 4, 2000, in Winchester, Va. Services are pending with Loving Funeral Home, Churchland.

Frances S. Corey
PORTSMOUTH -- Frances Stephens Corey, 74, of Navajo Trail, died Oct. 4, 2000. She was a native of Richmond and a member of Park View Christian Church.

Mrs. Corey, the widow of James Daniel Corey Sr., is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth C. Imbriaco of Portsmouth; a son, James D. Corey Jr. and his wife, Brenda H. Corey, of Gates, N.C.; a sister, Betty Haywood and her husband, Frank, of Portsmouth; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four nieces; a nephew; a very special friend, Lillian Howard; and a host of other church friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Park View Christian Church by Dr. James D. Singletary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, is handling arrangements. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the church.

Thomas W. Harrison
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas W. Harrison, 77, died Oct. 5, 2000.

A native of Georgia, he retired from NNSY as an electrician for Combat Systems. Mr. Harrison was a past master and life member of Churchland Masonic Lodge No. 276, past high priest and life member of Cradock Royal Arch Chapter No. 72, past sovereign master Portsmouth-Chesapeake Council No. 155 Allied Masonic Degrees and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Glenna T. Harrison; a son, Robert W. Harrison and his wife, Liz Harrison, of Crossville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Jennifer A. Goodman and her mother, Cynthia Harrison, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a sister, Norene Kruise of Valdosta, Ga.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in Loving Funeral Home by Dr. David R. Denny with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Masonic rites. Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge.

Anna A. Kinsey
PORTSMOUTH -- Anna Antoinette Kinsey, 94, formerly of the 400 block of Queen St., died Oct. 5, 2000.
Mrs. Kinsey, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was predeceased by her husband, William Earle Kinsey in 1995, and her daughter, Sandra Kinsey in 1992. She was a Catholic.

A graveside funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Joseph Slowik. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements.

Bernice B. Plummer
PORTSMOUTH -- Bernice B. Plummer, 83, died Oct. 6, 2000.

The widow of John F. Plummer, she is survived by a daughter, Helen Marie Hamrick of Nallen, W.Va.; and three sons, Jimmie Lee and Teddy Warren of Portsmouth and Lonnie Ray of Moreno Valley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, including two special granddaughters, Sharon Hobbs and Ashley Plummer.

A memorial service will be held in West Virginia at a later date.

Lastajah S. Brown
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lastajah Sariyah Brown, 2 months, of the 200 block of Shortleaf Court, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000.

She is survived by her mother and father, Delvina A. Brown and Lamont I. Spencer, and a brother, Demetrius T. Brown, all of Virginia Beach; grandparents, Janet A. Murphy, Toye E. Murphy, Dorothy O. Spencer and Ormond S. Spencer Jr., all of Virginia Beach, and Floyd Brown of Chesapeake; great-grandparents, Johnni M. Seabron of Chesapeake, Jethro Seabron and Mildred C. Murphy, both of Virginia Beach; a great-great-grandmother, Ella L. Seabron of Norfolk; aunts, Vanita A. Brown, April D. Brown, Chiffon Corprew and Katina L. Palmer; uncles, Elijah T. Murphy and Ormond L. Spencer II, all of Virginia Beach; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Stephen M. Desmond
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Stephen Matthew Desmond, 38, died Oct. 3, 2000.

Mr. Desmond was born in Buffalo, N.Y., to Herbert William Desmond of Capitola, Calif., and Margaret Ann Wagner Wilson of Jacksonville, Vt. He was an E-6 in the U.S. Navy and an avid softball player.

Besides his parents, Mr. Desmond is survived by his wife, Nicole Desmond; a son, Patrick Desmond, and a daughter, Rachel Desmond, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Carol Nordstrom of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsisters, Nancy Lum of Shawnee, Kan., and Carol Lyman of Springfield, Mass.; a stepbrother, Richard Wilson of South Hadley, Mass.; a stepfather, Robert Wilson of Jacksonville, Vt.; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Wagner of Springfield; father-in-law, Carl A. Dickmann of Agawam, Mass.; and mother-in-law, Irene Desmond of Agawam.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, with Chaplain F.E. Hays officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 1/2 hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lloyd A. Murden Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lloyd Alva Murden Sr., 91, of the 3800 block of Charity Neck Road, passed away Oct. 5, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Princess Anne County, Mr. Murden was a retired, self-employed grocer. He was the operator of R.J. Murden & Son General Merchandise. He also served as Pleasant Ridge Postmaster until his retirement in 1969. He served on the Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach School Boards, including several years as a chairman.

Mr. Murden was a graduate of VPI and was the first pitcher in VPI history to pitch a no-hit, no-run game in 1931. Later, he pitched for the Charity Red Jackets. He was a lifelong member of Charity United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lucy Woodhouse Murden; two daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Ray Newman, Barbara and Winston Henley; a son and his wife, Lloyd A. Murden Jr. and Barbara Murden; a sister, Emily Capps, all of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Mark and Betsy Newman, Jeff and Bruce Henley, and Julie and Steve Murden; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Skye Henley.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Charity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bob Cooper. Burial will be in Charity Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Murden at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 2 to 9 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at his residence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.

Marie V. Naus
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Marie V. Naus, 85, died Oct. 5, 2000. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church.

The widow of Paul C. Naus, she is survived by a daughter, Veronica E. Wills of Washington, D.C.; a granddaughter, Teresa DeCesare of Larchmount, N.Y.; and a sister, Betty Dougherty of Pennsylvania.

A Mass will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Rafferty officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.

Leslie L. Pilon-Cole
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Leslie Lucile Pilon-Cole, 41, of the 900 block of South Clubhouse Road, died in Virginia Beach. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Harry C. White
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harry C. White, 60, of the 4900 block of Cullen Road, died Oct. 4, 2000. Born in Amherst, Va., he was employed as a structural ironworker and was a member of Iron Workers Local 79. Mr. White was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

He was predeceased by his wife, Hanna A. White. Survivors include his mother, Margaret E. White; two brothers, Bruce White and Coy White, all of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Alwood Cemetery, Amherst, Va., by the Rev. Hugh Bumgarner. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Clarence P. Williams Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Clarence P. ``Smiley'' Williams Sr. of the 1400 block of Gary Ave., died Oct. 6, 2000. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Virginia Beach. Community Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is in charge.

Roy N. Hall
SUFFOLK -- Roy Norris Hall, 91, died Oct. 4, 2000, at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Hall, a resident of Autumn Care Nursing Home for a number of years, was a native of Montgomery County, Va., and the son of the late Bud and Lucy Hellam Hall.

Mr. Hall is survived by a daughter, Marsha H. Dymock, a former resident of Wakefield, and now of Waynesboro, Va.; and four grandchildren, Deanna Garr, Larry E. Dymock, Karen Leigh Mooneyham and Amy Sue Dymock.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Wakefield Cemetery, Wakefield, Va. Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, is in charge.

Ethel B. Jackson
SUFFOLK -- Ethel B. Jackson, 77, of the 5300 block of Godwin Blvd., died Oct. 4, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New Mount Joy Worship Center. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

F. Lucille Morrison
SUFFOLK -- Frances Lucille Morrison, 88, died Oct. 5, 2000. She was a native of Eden, N.C., and a member of Alexander Baptist Church.

Mrs. Morrison, the widow of James R. ``Oakie'' Morrison, is survived by two sons, Jerry K. Morrison and wife, Carolyn, of Portsmouth and Stephen A. Morrison and wife, Janet, of Suffolk; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and a friend to all.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by Dr. Archie S. Corbin Jr. with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at 5937 Bradford Drive, Suffolk.

Myrtle C. Darden
FRANKLIN -- Myrtle Clark Darden, 69, died Oct. 6, 2000. Born in Oconee County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Anderson Henry and Annie Jones Clark and the widow of Elmer J. Darden. She was retired from Hancock Peanut Co.

Survivors include seven daughters, Annie Johnson, Bobbie Jean Turner, Shirley Echols and her husband, Alan, Martha Ellen Weirich and her husband, Dwight, Virgia Lee Cooper, Kathy Darden and Judy Rose; three sons, William Turner, Willie Lee Turner, Ross Allen Turner and his wife, Debbie; three sisters, Lydia Howard, Mattie Roach and Bernice Beale; four brothers, Henry, Clarence, Willie and Carl Clark; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Wright Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Williams. Burial will be in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Ruth Petty, 116 Southampton Road, Franklin, VA 23851 or to Sentara Hospice, 3508 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Dean Tyree
NEWSOMS -- Jerry Dean Tyree Jr., 16, died Oct. 5, 2000, at his home.

Dean was born in Franklin and was a sophomore at Southampton High School where he was a member of the FFA and VICA clubs. He was also a member of the Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Leslie Tyree; a brother, Davey Lee Tyree; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Dorothy Tyree of Carrsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Dean was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Gus and Mildred Holland.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wright Funeral Home Chapel, Franklin, by the Rev. Curtis Faison. The burial of the ashes will be at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Bobby and Dorothy Tyree, 30715 Hunt Club Road, Carrsville, and suggests that memorials be made to the Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department, Newsoms, VA 23874.

Bertha L. Sterling
CAPE CHARLES -- Bertha Lambertson Sterling, 93, died Oct. 5, 2000, in Nassawadox, Va. Born in Cape Charles, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Bertha Duer Lambertson. She was a graduate of Cape Charles High School and Goldey Beacon Business College. She retired from Pennsylvania Railroad, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Service Guild and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a sister, Katherine Lambertson Collins of Cape Charles; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Jim Rodden. Burial will be in Cape Charles Cemetery. Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.

Dallas B. Adams
MANTEO -- Dallas B. Adams, 52, died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Brown Cemetery, Englehard. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Denora K. Brinkley
COLUMBIA -- Denora Kaye Brinkley, 45, of Route 1, died Oct. 4, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Rudolph Brooks
PLYMOUTH -- Rudolph Brooks, 43, of the 400 block of Brinkley Ave., died Sept. 30, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in New Chapel Baptist Church. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service is in charge.

Joe Collins
COLUMBIA -- Joe Collins, 93, of Route 2, died Sept. 29, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Cheryl H. Dickerman
JAMESVILLE -- Cheryl Foy Holliday Dickerman, 51, died Oct. 5, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jamesville Christian Church. Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, is in charge.

Lindwood Doizer
ELIZABETH CITY -- Lindwood Doizer, 66, died Oct. 3, 2000. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at New Sawyer's Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, N.C. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.

Jack B. Futrell Jr.
WINTON -- Jack Bryant Futrell Jr., 74, died Oct. 4, 2000. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Winton Baptist Church. Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway, is in charge.

Dorothy Ann C. Graham
EDENTON -- Dorothy Ann Cummings Graham, 87, of the 100 block of W. King Street, died Oct. 5, 2000, in her home, The Wessington House. A native of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Graham was the daughter of the late Frank Lorenzo and Catherine Hough Cummings and the wife of the late John Washington Graham.

Mrs. Graham was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Edenton Woman's Club. She was a graduate of Stanford University, a U.S. Navy veteran and taught high school history.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne Graham Rowe of Edenton; two sons, Dr. John Washington Graham Jr. of Durham, N.C., and Donald Cummings Graham of Bluffton, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Emily Cameron Rowe of Edenton, Alexander Cummings Graham and Anna Catherine Graham, both of Bluffton, and Michaela Marie Graham of Durham.

A celebration of Mrs. Graham's life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Thomas Rickenbaker. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. The family will receive guests at Wessington House following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 W. Gale St., Edenton, NC 27932 or to the Cupola House Association in Edenton. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Tulie H. Taylor
COFIELD -- Tulie Harrell Taylor, 87, of 1512 NC 45 South, died Oct. 6, 2000, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Born in Hertford County, Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of Harrellsville Baptist Church, Harrellsville, N.C.

The widow of Luther Cemion Taylor, she is survived by four daughters, Frances T. Phelps of Cofield, Thelma T. Hassell of Wirtz, Va., Margaret T. Wilder of Durham, N.C., and Ina Kay T. Powell of Eure, N.C.; a son, Luther Carlton Taylor of Raeford, N.C.; two sisters, Merlie H. Harrell of Colerain, N.C., and Elsie H. Bailey of Chesapeake; a brother, Irvin Harrell of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrellsville Baptist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Jarrell. Burial will be in Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Eure. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Memorial donations may be made to Harrellsville Rescue Squad, Harrellsville, N.C.

Gifford M. Wright Jr.
HURDLE MILLS -- Infant Gifford Mitchell Wright Jr. of the 100 block of Wiley Bradsher Road, died Sept. 28, 2000, in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

He is survived by his parents, Julie Greene and Gifford A. Wright; brothers, Antonio and Terrell Wright of Durham; and grandparents, Delores and Mitchell Cannon of Norfolk and Juanito Wright of New Jersey. He was predeceased by a brother, DeShawn Green, and grandparent, Ashburn Wright.

A graveside service will be held at noon today in Betty Jones Cemetery by Minister Shirley Sainford. The family will assemble at the graveside at 11:45 a.m. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Horace S. Hayes
HAMPTON -- Horace S. Hayes, 94, a longtime resident of Hampton, departed this life on Oct. 5, 2000.

He was born May 8, 1906, and was raised in Gates County, N.C., where he was the eldest of nine children. After attending Wake Forest College and the University of North Carolina, Hayes began his career selling magazine subscriptions. He married Myrtle Green, also of Gates, in 1932, and they remained together until she passed into spirit in 1992.

Hayes moved to the Peninsula in 1933 and began selling life insurance, later establishing the Hayes Insurance Agency in Newport News. He became the first insurance agent in Virginia to be included in the ``Million Dollar Roundtable.'' Hayes was a past president of the Hampton Lions Club, a board member, Sunday School teacher and chairman of the Building Committee at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and strong advocate and benefactor of many community interests. He was also a member of the James River Country Club, the Retired Men's Club and was a Shriner. He wrote his own autobiography in 1987.

He is survived by four sons, Johnny and his wife, Anne Dickinson Hayes, of Whitestone, Richard and his wife, Peggy Saunders Hayes, of Hampton, Donald H. Hayes of Poquoson and William H. Hayes of Hampton; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Eure of Reynoldson, N.C., and Lois Berryman of Newport News; and two brothers, Paul Hayes of Newport News and J.E. Hayes of Suffolk.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Rev. Lawrence Erbin, with interment following in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 151 Wythe Parkway, Hampton, VA 23601 or to a favorite charity.

Horace S. Hayes was an original spirit right up to his death. His sayings, gestures and expressions are the stuff of legends. He will be greatly missed.

Oakley Boone
SPOTSYLVANIA -- Oakley Boone, 74, a native of Suffolk, died Oct. 2, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk.

Robert F. Hocutt
DREWRYVILLE -- Robert Fitzhugh Hocutt, 64, died Oct. 5, 2000. Mr. Hocutt was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret T. Hocutt.

He is survived by a son, Robert Hocutt of Nags Head, N.C.; three daughters, Donna H. and husband, Gene O'Berry, of Boykins, Dora H. and husband, Steven Holten, of Staten Island, N.Y., and Debra H. Driver of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; a brother, Preston Hocutt of Moyock, N.C.; a sister, Goldie Rose H. Jernigan of Smithfield, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, Drewryville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Jessie Cole
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Jessie ``Little Bud'' Cole, 52, died Sept. 29, 2000. A graveside service will be at noon today at Union Chapel Church Cemetery. Walson Funeral Service, Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge.

Janet P. Major
ATLANTA, GA. -- Janet Marie Poyner Major, 46, died Oct. 4, 2000. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Star COGIC, Factory Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Ruby F. Mills
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Ruby Fort Mills, 89, of Althea Woodland Nursing Home, died Oct. 5, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, Va.

Obert L. Copper
OCALA, Fla. -- Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief ``Obe'' Copper died of respiratory failure Wednesday Oct. 4, 2000, in an Ocala, Fla., hospital.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Pat Seymour Copper. He will be missed by his loving wife, Frances Hedge Copper, and their family, including Bob and Melody Copper, Cheryl Copper and Jeanie Kline, Dan and Pat Copper, Carolyn Sylvester, Helen Copper, the Robinsons, the Baileys and the Hausers.

Born April 24, 1930 in Baltimore, Obe joined the Navy at 17 and spent the next 27 years on tours in the U.S., abroad and aboard ship. He graduated from Tidewater Community College in 1974 and was a member of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veteran's Association. He also worked 15 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He attended College Road Baptist Church in Ocala where he retired.

The family will gather at Arlington Cemetery where he will receive a military funeral. Memorial contributions to the Navy Relief Fund (Oceana Branch, 1896 Laser Road, Suite 130, Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2272) will be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Luther B. Moore
EASTLAKE, Ohio -- Luther B. ``Squick'' Moore died Sept. 23, 2000. Born in Front Royal, Va., he had lived in Chesapeake before moving to Ohio.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Salvation Army in Plainsville, Ohio. He was supervisor of maintenance operations for the Salvation Army in northeast Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; daughters, Dena Weed of Ohio, Mary Sitzler of Norfolk, Susan Sitzler of Arizona; son, Tommy Sitzler of Portsmouth; grandchildren, Luther W. Moore, Timothy Weed, Jim and Mary Sitzler; sisters, Judy Fincham and Lucy Vanderploeg of Chesapeake; brother, Lewis R. Moore of Parkton, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sept. 27, 2000, at Davis Funeral Home. Burial was in Plains Road Cemetery, Willoughby, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.


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