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|Richard W. Gardner
CHESAPEAKE -- Richard William Gardner, 52, of the 4000 block of Hawksley Drive, died Aug. 30, 1998, in Richmond, Va.
A native of Portsmouth, he was retired as a central office technician from Bell Atlantic Corporation after 30 years of service. He was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, Telephone Pioneers of America and Communication Workers of America.
Survivors include his wife, Betsy T. Gardner; two daughters, Aimee G. Van Huizen of Sterling, Va., and Karen Gardner of Chesapeake; a sister, Barbara G. Valley of Bristol, Conn.; and two brothers, Linwood Gardner of Newport News and Michael Gardner of Chesapeake.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Snellings Funeral Home,
Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Dr. Albert A. Peverall Jr. Burial will be
in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7
to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 4316 Bruce Road, Chesapeake,
Raymond D. Godfrey
Mr. Godfrey was born in Old Norfolk County and was the son of the late Raymond D. Sr. and Bessie Hall Godfrey. He was the widower of Carrie Estelle Godfrey. He was a member of Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been a carpenter for 51 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah G. Bolsem of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Raymond D. Godfrey III of Fort Worth, Texas, and the Rev. John W. Godfrey of Chesapeake; two sisters, Allison Grant of Chesapeake and Betty Grant of Elizabeth City, N.C.; one brother, Wilson Godfrey of West Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Great Hope Baptist
Church in Chesapeake by his son, the Rev. John W. Godfrey. Interment will
follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive
friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Memorial
donations may be made to the Missions Fund of Great Hope Baptist Church,
1401 Battlefield Blvd. South, Chesapeake, Va. 23322.
Robert L. Hinton
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Hinton and Barbara Hinton; a son, Robert L. Hinton, all of Philadelphia; his mother, Ruth A. Bazemore of Chesapeake; two brothers, Samuel E. Hinton of Chesapeake and Thomas H. Hinton of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other surviving relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church,
Westmunden, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Dr. John Ashby. Burial will be in Roosevelt
Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Dorothy J. Olson
George C. Donald Jr.
A native of Norfolk, he was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, where he sang in the Young Adult Choir. He graduated from Booker T. Washington, Class of 1979, and later attended Norfolk State University.
He leaves to mourn and forever cherish his memories a devoted friend, Craig Craddock, Farrah McCray, both of Norfolk, Andre Lewis of Dillwyn, Va., and Dwayne Robinson of Little Rock, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zorell Donald and George C. Donald Sr. and a dear friend, Melvin Evans Jr.
George was a loving, caring and compassionate friend who will truly be missed.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Funeral Service,
Southside Chapel, Berkley Ave., by the Rev. William Gregg. Burial will
be in Oakland Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 1 p.m. Thursday
at 9628 8th Bay St., Apt. 6, Norfolk, for the funeral procession to the
Mary V. Kellam
Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of Harry Lee Kellam. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Norfolk, where she was an usher and a member of the choir.
Survivors include her sister, Frances ReVells; Mary Collins; six nieces; four nephews; and numerous grand-nieces and -nephews. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude L. and Phillip Braye.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.
Gilbert N. McCallister
Survivors include a sister, Helen Turner of Beckley, W.Va., and a brother, Elza McCallister of Worthington, Ohio. Two brothers preceded him in death including his twin brother, Hobart McCallister, and Garland McCallister. He leaves his wife, Bertha McCallister; three sons, Gilbert Nelson McCallister Jr. of Richmond, Garland Van McCallister of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Hobart Wynn McCallister of Hertford, N.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Kellum
Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A chapel service will be conducted in the
funeral on Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Richard Hardison. Entombment
will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
Patricia T. Morris
She was the daughter of William Thomas Sr. and the late Viola Thomas. She was employed by the Norfolk Academy School System for 14 years.
She is survived by her father; one daughter, Valentina Lewis; one son, Xavier Morris, both of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Orie Valentine of Virginia Beach and Selma Thomas of Norfolk; one brother, William Thomas Jr. of Suitland, Md.; one godbrother, Bernard Green of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Marguel Thomas and Val-Zhane' Lewis; one son-in-law, Douglas Lewis; one godchild; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including a very special, devoted friend, George Wiggins.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater St. Andrew
AME Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Willie L. White Sr. Viewing will
be from noon to 8 p.m. today at E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, Norfolk. Burial
will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery. T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral
Home is in charge.
Freda E. Paine
A native of Darthmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was a Protestant.
Survivors include her husband, William C. Paine; a daughter, Dorothy E. Campbell of Virginia Beach; a son, William C. Paine Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters; four grandchildren, David, Matthew and Christopher Paine and Ian Campbell; and one great-grandson, Andrew Paine.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.
Rosa P. Spady
She was born in Norfolk and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1939. Mrs. Spady was retired after 31 years from the Norfolk Naval Base. She was a member of The Golden Girls, a senior citizen group of The Salvation Army, and a club member of the 39ers. She was predeceased by her husband, Elbert C. Spady, her father, William H. Patterson Sr., and her mother, Mary Patterson Harold.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Redmon and Rosa ``Connie'' Haynes, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sons, Elbert Lee Spady and Carl Eric Spady, both of Norfolk; two sisters, Mary Lamb of Norfolk and Geraldine Hinton of Virginia Beach; four brothers, William H. Patterson and Hilton T. Patterson, both of Norfolk, Melvin R. Patterson of Virginia Beach and retired Col. John T. Patterson of Mitchellville, Md.; six grandchildren, Vickie Scoby, Jimmy Scoby, Valerie Scoby, Michael Scoby and Carlton Spady, all of Norfolk; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews; a loving and inseparable friend, Raymond Williams; two devoted friends, Edith Oliver and Ruth Smith.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Calvary Baptist Church
by the Rev. Gilbert G. Campbell, pastor. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial
Gardens. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.
Thelma I. Turner
A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church
Logan Park with the Rev. Joseph Price, officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt
Memorial Park. Viewing will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Riddick Funeral
Raymond H. Clark
Thelma B. Fleming
A native of Dora, Ala., she was retired as a clerk in sportswear from Smith and Welton's Department Store. She was a member of Cradock Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary L. Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla., Virginia Dean Crumb of Page, W.Va., and Christen Davis of Jasper, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Howard Fleming III, Michael Fleming, David Fleming, Mark Fleming, Rebecca Fleming, Charles Edward Fleming and Linda Sue Goode; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Howard Thomas Jr. and Charles Edward Fleming.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial
Gardens by Dr. David Denny. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway
Chapel, is in charge.
Myra V. Loyd
Survivors include her daughter, Nicole Hawley and her husband, Dan, of Portsmouth; a son, Dean Loyd and his wife, Beth, of Virginia Beach; mother, Mary A. Gilbert and stepfather, Tootie Gilbert of Chesapeake; four brothers, Danny Hunt and Wayne Hunt, both of Portsmouth, Randy Hunt of Chesapeake, and Timmy Hunt of North Carolina; and a grandson, Tyler Hawley.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland,
by the Rev. Aubrey D. Maye. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The
family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at other times
at 4808 Peace Way.
Charles A. Wilson Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Frances E. Wilson; five children, Charles A. Wilson Jr., Karen B. Wilson, Cheryl Wilson Worrell, Keith A. Wilson and Jeffrey B. Wilson; six grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.
A Christian wake service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk. A funeral will be held at noon Thursday by Monsignor Walter Barrett at Basilica of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception, 1000 Holt St., Norfolk. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park.
May he rest in peace.
Eileen S. Chambers
Born in Petersburg, Va., she is survived by her fiance, William Lewis Melton; a daughter, Brooke Rene; her parents, William M. Sr. and Betty Rae Wickert; three brothers, Daniel M., Ronald W. and William M. Jr.; a sister, Gail Finnegan; three nieces; and two nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Kellum Funeral Home, Pleasant Hall Chapel, where a funeral service will
be held at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Kempsville Rescue Squad or to the American Cancer Society.
Earl C. Geister II
Thomas F. Liverman Jr.
Joseph J. Nalepinski
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the widower of Irene R. Nalepinski and retired as a chief master sergeant with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea.
Survivors include a son, Todd M. Nalepinski and his wife, Virginia R. Nalepinski, of Virginia Beach; a brother, William; and five grandchildren, Nathalie, Timothy, Kathleen, David and Jamie.
The body will be sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel,
to Schuette-Daniels Funeral Service in Burlington, Wis.
Hugh H. Sisson III
A native of Richmond, he was the son of the late Hugh Hamilton Sisson Jr. He was educated at the Peddie School in Highstown, N.J., and also the University of Virginia. He was certified as a financial planner and stock broker and was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Penny Tombros Sisson; two sons, Hugh Hamilton Sisson IV and his wife, Kim, of Norfolk and Shane Alan Sisson of Virginia Beach; his mother, Frances Sisson Baldwin of Virginia Beach; his stepfather, Capt. Frank Edward Baldwin, USN (Ret.), of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Frances S. Higgins and her husband, Tim, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mary S. Landon of Virginia Beach; one brother, Gamble M. Sisson of Gloucester Point, Va.; and nieces and nephews, Elsa H. Gerwin, Stacy L. Wojcikowski, William P. Landon III, Anthony J. Vallance, Aimee M. Goodman and Gamble M. Sisson Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown
Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by his uncle, the Rev. Samuel D. McCammon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Heart
Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231, or to American
Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.
Charles R. Stephan
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the widower of Eleanor Grace Stephan. Capt. Stephan retired after 30 years from the U.S. Navy and also retired after 15 years as a professor of ocean engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Kiwanis Club of Virginia Beach and Boca Raton, Fla., and was a past commander, National Legion of Valor, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He was graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1934, and was the recepient of the Navy Cross and two Bronze Star medals.
Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne S. Brown of Virginia Beach and Joan S. Cathcart of Inman, S.C.; two sons, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Charles R. Stephan of South Carolina, Robert W. Stephan of North Carolina; a sister, Marie McGuigan of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Fort Myers Chapel,
Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to Legion of Valor, 92 Oakleaf Lane, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516. Hollomon-Brown
Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is in charge.
Eric D. Boone
Gladys C. Carr
She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Franklin. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda C. Swindall, and her parents, Hubert and Pearl Cavender. She was a native of Adams, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, J.J. Carr; one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Glenn Woolard of Raleigh, N.C.; one granddaughter, Carmen Taylor of Broadway, Va.; one grandson, Bennie Swindall Jr. of New Market, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Mikayla Taylor of Broadway, Va.; three sisters, Shirley Nipper of Knoxville, Tenn., Marie Comperry of Palmyra, Tenn., and Mildred Stuard of Springfield, Tenn.; one brother, Hubert Cavender Jr. of Adams.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holland-Rideout Funeral
Home, Franklin, by the Rev. David Jendrey. Burial will follow in Southampton
Memorial Park, Franklin. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30
p.m. today at the funeral home.
Raymond Edwards Sr.
Markey J. Jacobs
Vantonio D. Madison
Joseph W. Wynne Sr.
Born in Dunn, N.C., in 1910, the family moved to Portsmouth in 1915. He was the son of Annie Elizabeth Berry Wynne and William Warren Wynne.
He joined Park View Methodist Church in 1932 and later transferred to Monumental United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Seaboard Masonic Lodge No. 56 for 55 years. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 38 years of service. He then became the Portsmouth branch manager of Higgins Realty, where he developed the Holly Cove and Arbor Meadows residential communities.
He was married for 55 years to Alice Hodges Wynne until her death in 1995. He was the last living member of his family, which included Verona H. East, Elbert P. Wynne, Thomas B. Wynne and Mary Elizabeth Peed. He is survived by his son, J. Warren Wynne Jr. of Suffolk and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Raymond H. Edmonds in the sanctuary at Monumental United Methodist Church followed by a short graveside service at Olive Branch Cemetery and a gathering at their Riverside Drive Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Loving Funeral Home, Churchland.
If preferred, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Monumental
United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth, Va. 23704.
Larry R. Taylor
Shirley P. White
Survivors include two daughters, Shelia L. Eure and Regina F. White; two sons, Michael J. White and Reginald L. White; six sisters, Jearleen Warren, Penelpa Cross, Barbara Gatling, Connie Payne, Faye Knight Woods and Nora Boone; six brothers, the Rev. Harry C. Parker, Roger Parker, Fredderick Parker, Jerry Parker, Ronald Parker and Dennis Parker; two aunts, Dessie Coston, Lois Morings; one son-in-law, Preston Eure of Gates, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Lovine White of Norfolk; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Stoney Branch Baptist Church,
Gates, N.C., by the Rev. John Townsell. Burial will be in Parker Family
Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon. The family will
assemble for a service at 1 p.m. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.
Barbara J. Caley
Archibald C. Gay Jr.
Smith N. Knight
Born in Gates County, N.C., he received his master's degree in mathematics and was a retired principal from Person County School System, Roxboro, N.C., after 31 years of service. He was a member of New Middle Swamp Baptist Church where he was a chairman of the Deacon Board and a Sunday School teacher. He was a junior delegate to the North Carolina Senior Tarheel Legislature Inc. under the Albemarle Commission; past member of the board of directors for Gates-Hertford Board of Health; past president of District 15 of North Carolina Retired School Personnel; lifetime member of North Carolina Association of Educators; member of NAACP; Gates County Civic League; secretary of the Jephthah Masonic Lodge No. 174 of Corapeake, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Baker Knight; a son, Jonathan Knight of Gardena, Calif.; two sisters, Mable Zachary of Norfolk and Lillie Seymore of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Tanisha, Jasmine and Dominique Knight of Gardena, and Denair McBride of Jonesboro, Ark.; one great-grandchild; five nieces, five nephews, a daughter-in-law; and a sister in-law.
A funeral will be held at noon today at New Middle Swamp Baptist Church
by the Rev. Claude M. Odom, Pastor. Burial will be in New Middle Swamp
Baptist Church cemetery. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, N.C., is
Jessie W. Liverman
Mrs. Liverman was the wife of the late Charles Irvin Liverman and the daughter of the late W.R. Whitley and Eliza Nelson Whitley. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Sally L. Newsome of Woodland, Irva L. Martin and Shirley L. Askew, both of Conway, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Woodland Cemetery
by the Rev. Heath Lloyd. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is handling all
John R. Nelms
Otis T. Saunders
Beulah E. Wilson
Edward G. Ferrell
Born on July 25, 1943, he was the son of Rita Ferrell and the late William Robert Ferrell. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blacksburg. Eddie was the beloved and longtime head football trainer at Virginia Tech. He held the position for 28 years. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he held posts at the University of Arkansas and Oregon State University, and with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL before coming to Virginia Tech in 1970. Eddie was a consummate professional on and off the field; he was always striving to improve his credentials, as evidenced by his earning a master's degree in Athletic Administration from Virginia Tech in December of 1994. Eddie was well known for his compassion and sense of humor, as well as his love of racquetball. Over everything, however, was his love for and devotion to family. He was loved and admired by everyone who know him. His smile and quick wit brightened every room he entered. There has never been a man more adored or respected by his four children and his wife.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann Gordon Ferrell; his two daughters, Rachael and Rebecca; his two sons, Daniel and William; his daughter-in-law, Karen Ferrell; his mother, Mrs. William R. Ferrell of Fayetteville, Ark.; his brothers, Joseph, William, Robert and Richard Ferrell; his sisters, Rachel McGrew, Rita Keever, Ann Wilson, Carol Jane Duer and Virginia Russell; and by many loving friends and relatives.
A funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic
Church with Father Donald Lemay officiating. Interment will follow in Westview
Cemetery in Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
today at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, with a prayer service starting
at 7:30 p.m. The body will be taken to St. Mary's Catholic Church Wednesday
at 10 a.m. where it will lie in repose until service time. A reception
will be held at the church following the service.
Bruce E. Adams
Bruce was born in El Paso, Texas, and moved to central Florida in 1988. He was a branch manager for UniFirst Corp., a U.S. Army veteran and an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Sue Adams; his parents, Charles and Edith Adams of Virginia Beach; daughters, Rebecca Adams of St. Cloud, Fla., and Amy Adams of Kissimmee; and a sister, Nancy ``Nicki'' Woolery of Virginia Beach.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Remington Golf
Club in Kissimmee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to BMTU Fund,
c/o Gale Smith, Shands Hospital, P.O. Box 100306, Gainesville, Fla. 32610.
Dorcas I. Boudreau
Shirley M. Goodwyn
Gladys I. Kretzer