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Franklyn B. Bernard
CHESAPEAKE -- Franklyn B. Bernard, 75, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital. A gathering of family and friends will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.

Allison S. Grant
CHESAPEAKE -- Allison Sawyer Grant, 79, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999.

Mrs. Grant was born in Portsmouth and was the daughter of the late Raymond Dudley and Bessie Hall Godfrey. She was the widow of Raymond E. Grant and William D. Sawyer and was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Dudley Godfrey Jr. and Wilson C. Godfrey. Mrs. Grant was a charter member of Great Bridge Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, William S. Grant and his wife, Lena, of Chesapeake; a daughter, Robin Grant Mills and her husband, Michael, of Blacksburg, Va.; a sister, Betty Grant of Elizabeth City, N.C.; three grandchildren, Will Grant of Washington, D.C., Robert Grant of Chesapeake and Ashley Mills of Blacksburg; and a great-granddaughter, Anya Grant of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with the Rev. John Godfrey officiating. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be on Monday with the family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dean A. Nelson Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Dean AlbertNelson Sr., 70, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in his residence.

Mr. Nelson was a native of Burroak, Kan., and was the husband of Frances G. Nelson. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a boatswain mate after 30 years. He also retired from Kempsville Building Materials. He was a member of Sweethaven Baptist Church, Moose Lodge No. 898 and AARP.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cheri Heibner and her fiance, R.C. Sime, of Chesapeake and Betty Carol Powell of Richmond; two sons, Dean A. Nelson Jr. of Portsmouth and Glenn C. Moore of Suffolk; a sister, Ruth Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday with entombment in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. The Rev. Tom Potter and the Rev. Edward Davidson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel.

Bettie C. Billups
NORFOLK -- Bettie C. Billups of the 1000 block of Hampton Blvd. and formerly of the 900 block of Fremont St., died Oct. 7, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was a homemaker and the widow of Walter H. Billups Jr. She was a member of First Baptist Church Bute Street, the Chancellor Choir, Bentravada Social and Civic Club, and Star of the East Tents No. 6. She was awarded ``Grandmother of the Year'' by Seniors in Action of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Gertrude Porter of Norfolk and Virginia Atkins of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Debra Forrest of Fredericksburg, Va., Renee' Quiero of Lakewood, Wash., and Capt. Vinston L. Porter of Korea; four great-grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Vinston Porter Sr. and James Atkins.

A funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Bute Street by the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Murray. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The body will be taken to the church at 9:30 a.m. and the family will assemble at 11:30 a.m. at 600 New Jersey Ave. for the procession.

Eugene C. Boone
NORFOLK -- Eugene Clarence Boone, 74, of the 2900 block of Lens Ave., died Oct. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Boone was born in Suffolk and at an early age joined St. Matthews Holiness Church and later joined Zion United Church of Christ. He retired from the Navy Public Works Center in Virginia Beach after 44 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Queen E. Boone; three daughters, Sandra Knight, Carolyn Powell and Shirley Woodley; 11 sons, Eugene III, Willie, Samuel, Robert, Tyrone, Leon and Tony Boone, Arthur Lee and Mack Hall, Dannie and Alonzo Williamston; four sisters, Cherry Wiggins, Cornelia Jones, Ellen Mitchell and Mary Ernestine Holland; three sons-in-law; seven daughters-in-law; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Blannie Boone and Eugene Boone Sr.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zion United Church of Christ, Suffolk, by the Revs. Ronnie Hall and Joseph M. Copeland. Burial will be in Rayfield Boone Cemetery. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lyle M. Browning
NORFOLK -- Lyle M. Browning, 68, of the 1400 block of Hillandale Road, passed away Oct. 9, 1999, in his residence.

Born in Greenview, W.Va., he was retired from the U.S. Navy and also retired from R.D. Lambert and Son, General Contractors. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lillian Bryant Browning; four sons, Jerry L. Browning, Gary W. Browning, Michael P. Browning and Richard L. Browning and wife, Tammy, all of Norfolk; three sisters, Mabel Barker and Blanche Gilliam of West Virginia and Jean Collier of Jackson, S.C.; and one granddaughter, Terri Browning, also of Norfolk.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park by Dr. Rod L. Bell Sr. Friends may join the family at Smith and Williams Funeral Home Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. today for visitation.

James F. Darden
NORFOLK -- Dr. James Forrest Darden, D.D.S., son of the late Virgie Higgins Darden and Forrest Darden, was born in Norfolk on Oct. 26, 1919, and died Oct. 8, 1999.

He was a resident of Norfolk for most of his life and graduated from Maury High School in 1938. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was selected to participate in the Naval Aviator Flight Training Program. During this time, he attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

After completing the academic program, he spent several months in primary flight training at the Glenview Air Station, Ill., flying the Stearman Biplane. Later in advanced training, he flew from several bases in Texas. Shortly after the end of World War II, he requested discharge and returned to civilian life.

He then returned to college at William and Mary at Norfolk and completed a pre-med/pre-dental course and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry, with a doctor of dental surgery degree. He also had a B.S. and associate's degrees. He practiced dentistry for many years. After retirement, Jim returned to college taking several courses and enjoying every day of it. He also attended the private pilots courses conducted by Piedmont Aviation for Tidewater Community College.

Dr. Darden was a proud member of the American Legion, Post No. 35, the former commander, co-editor of the monthly newsletter, a member of the executive board, and chairman of the Maintenance Committee. He was a De Molay in high school, member of the JC's, former member of the Lions Club, treasurer of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the president of his senior class at dental school. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Tidewater Dental Association with life memberships.

Survivors include his wife, Emilie Krize Darden, a Suffolk native; four daughters, Mitzi E. Darden, Karen D. Edwards, Neysa D. Lee and Tina V. Darden; and a son, Michael F. Darden of Suffolk.

Funeral services will be private for immediate family members only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Joe Anne Hustak
NORFOLK -- Joe Anne Hustak, 68, entered into rest Oct. 7, 1999.

She was born in Hopkinsville, Ky., and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. She retired from J.C. Penney at Military Circle after 27 years of service.

She is survived by two daughters, Joi Barnette and Jennifer Gray, both of Norfolk; a grandson, Thomas Chappell III of Suffolk; and a granddaughter, Madison Gray of Norfolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Jan Oberdick. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service time on Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. Following the burial, the family will receive friends at the home of Jeffrey and Jennifer Gray, 1889 Brookwood Road, Norfolk.

Margaret G. Jenkins
NORFOLK -- Margaret Godwin Jenkins, 95, of the 800 block of Graydon Ave., died Oct. 8, 1999, in her residence.

Mrs. Jenkins was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. She was the daughter of the late William Ashby Godwin and Isabel Larmour Godwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, William MacKenzie Jenkins, and her grandson, Edward Roane Willcox III. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, the Junior League of Norfolk and the Garden Club of Norfolk.

Mrs. Jenkins was a graduate of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and attended Smith College. She served for a number of years on the board of directors of the Council of Social Agencies, now the Planning Council. In 1942, she was appointed director of the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office in Norfolk. She was the founder, with Mabel Burroughs Tyler, of the Norfolk Mental Hygiene Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashby Jenkins Willcox of Norfolk; a son, William MacKenzie Jenkins Jr. of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Westmore Claiborne Willcox, Margaret Willcox Fernan, William MacKenzie Jenkins III and Jean Jenkins Watts; and seven great-grandchildren.

A church service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk by the Rev. Tim Roberts. Burial will be private at Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, is handling arrangements.

Willie Mae Lee
NORFOLK -- Willie Mae Lee, a resident of The Ballentine, 7211 Granby St., died Oct. 7, 1999, on her 95th birthday.

Born in Magnolia, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William Ward Easley and Margaret Curlett Easley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Jr. and her grandson, Harry Young Dempsey III.

Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and taught English in the public schools of Alabama. She resided in Evergreen, Ala., for 30 years and then was a resident of Jacksonville, Ala., for 38 years. She had lived in Norfolk since 1994.

In Alabama she was active in many organizations. She served as president of the Study Club of Evergreen and during her years in Jacksonville, Ala., she was president of the Book Club, the Annie Forney Dougette Garden Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Cary Jacob of Norfolk; a great-granddaughter, Katie Finch Dempsey of Wetumpka, Ala.; a stepgranddaughter, Catherine Tait Jacob of San Francisco; two stepgrandsons, Clyde Hancock Jacob III and his wife, Dabney, of New Orleans, Clay Reade Jacob and his wife, Lynn, of Richmond; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Ala., by the Rev. Sherry M. Travis.

At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 400 Chinabee Ave., Jacksonville, AL 36265. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ruth L. Moore
NORFOLK -- Ruth L. Moore of the 1000 block of Rugby St. died Oct. 7, 1999. She was a member of Mt. Sinai United Holy Church of America.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1100 Church St., Norfolk, with Pastor Ronald Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. Riddick Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Miriam T. Porter
NORFOLK -- Miriam T. Porter, 79, of the 2300 block of Carona Ave., died Sept. 29, 1999. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Union Chapel AME Church. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Frances G. Bartlett
PORTSMOUTH -- Frances Garris Bartlett, 86, of Waterview, the widow of Bruce M. Bartlett, died Oct. 8, 1999.

Mrs. Bartlett, a native of Portsmouth, was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church and Walter Gum Sunday school class. She was retired from the Portsmouth city attorney's office as a legal secretary. She was a member of Portsmouth Executives Club, Portsmouth Woman's Club, Portsmouth General Hospital Auxiliary, Maryview Hospital Auxiliary and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include her two sons, Lynn B. Bartlett and his wife, Joanne, and Alan D. Bartlett and his wife, Gayle, all of Chesapeake; a brother, Carlton Garris of California; two grandchildren, Matthew E. Bartlett and Abigayle E. Bartlett; and a stepgrandson, R. Gregory Mitchell.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Raymond H. Edmonds. Friends may join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church.

Herbert A. Blick Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- HerbertArrington Blick Sr., 86, formerly of Montgomery Street and Providence Place of Maryview, went to be with his Lord and his deceased wife, Margaret Atala Wilkins Blick, on Oct. 8, 1999, after a hard-fought battle with ALS, ``Lou Gehrig'' disease.

Surviving Mr. Blick are two sons, Herbert A. Blick Jr. of Keswick, Va., and Ronald W. Blick and his wife, Loxie ``Pug'' Blick of Portsmouth; and a daughter, Sandra B. Holloman and her husband, Henry F. Holloman, also of Portsmouth. He took great pride in his five grandchildren, Rhonda Coleman of Portsmouth, Sharon Majewski of Virginia Beach, Susan Bachman of Suffolk, Cary Greene of Portsmouth and David Holloman of Portsmouth. He also is survived by three great-grandchildren, Tessa and Tori Majewski and William Ronald Bachman, and one due in December; along with many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Blick was retired from the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Portsmouth, after 31 years. He worked at Taylor Brothers Builders as a real estate agent for 32 years. He lived a very active life, having served as a past chancellor commander of the Knights of Pythias, Atlantic Lodge No. 24. Mr. Blick was deeply involved in many different ministries of God, serving as a deacon at Port Norfolk Baptist Church and was deacon emeritus at Sweethaven Baptist Church. For many years he served on the board of directors of the Union Gospel Mission in Norfolk and was a member of the Gideons International. He touched the lives of many people while he journeyed on this earth.

The Rev. Ted Bashford, assisted by Pastors Damon Wyatt and T.M. Frye, will conduct the service at 3 p.m. Monday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel in Churchland, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will have visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Blick asked that memorial gifts be given to the Union Gospel Mission of Norfolk and to Child Evangelism of Tidewater.

Stanley Eure
PORTSMOUTH -- Stanley Eure, 76, of Beverly Manor Nursing Center on London Boulevard, died Oct. 6, 1999, in the nursing home.

Mr. Eure was born in Gates County, N.C., a son of the late Lizzie Parker Eure and the late Thomas Eure. He was a retired lumber yard laborer with 20 years of service. He was a member of Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church in Corapeake, N.C.

Survivors include a sister, Effie L. Eure of Portsmouth; seven nephews; seven nieces; two sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, Route 32, in Corapeake, by the Rev. Solomon Norman Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at 12:15 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, Portsmouth.

Alice M. Sink
PORTSMOUTH -- Alice Marie Sink, 55, of the 400 block of Summers Place, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

A native of Jonesville, Va., she was the daughter of Roxie Johnson. She was a teacher's assistant for Portsmouth Public Schools and a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She was a foster parent.

She is survived by her husband, Danny J. Sink; a daughter, Jessica Sink of Portsmouth; and two sons, Rodney Sink of Staunton, Va., and Bryan Sink of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Biltmore Baptist Church by the Rev. T.M. Frye. 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 Blvd. Chapel.

Jayne B. Borberg
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jayne B. Borberg, 65, died Oct. 8, 1999, in her residence. She was born in San Pedro, Calif.

Jayne loved her family and friends and she would do anything for a friend in need. Outwardly, she was vivacious and her great joy was to laugh with those close to her. Inside she was a shy person who gained her strength from those she loved. She was a caring mother and grandmother. She was a wife who was dedicated to her family and especially to her husband of 45 years. Jayne can never be replaced but will always be remembered.

She is survived by her husband, James Borberg; a daughter, Ronda J. Borberg-Shulenburg and her husband, Karl, of Virginia Beach; her mother, Mary Louise Cumberledge of Coronado, Calif.; two brothers, Robert C. Cumberledge of Coronado and Arthur Cumberledge Jr. of Ventura, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Lauren and Emily Gabor of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her father, Capt. Arthur A. Cumberledge.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Edmarc Hospice for Children, P.O. Box 11355, Norfolk, VA 23517-0355.

Mary T. Gaskins
VIRGINIA BEACH -- MaryThelma Taylor Gaskins, 71, passed away at her home of 35 years on Oct. 9, 1999, after a yearlong fight with cancer.

Thelma was born April 19, 1929, in Blounts Creek, N.C., the daughter of the late Mark A. Taylor and the late Mary B. Taylor. Thelma graduated from Chocowinity High School and attended nursing school for a time before marrying Warren C. Gaskins Jr. of Washington, N.C., her sweetheart since grade school. She touched many lives in her roles as loving daughter and sister, supportive Navy wife, caring mother and grandmother, active Thalia Lynn Baptist Church member, and dedicated Virginia Beach school bus driver for 26 years. She will never be forgotten by those whose lives she enriched with her innate curiosity, her strength, her love of nature and her joy in artistic creation. Her friends and family will treasure her lovingly hand-crafted gifts as remembrances of her artistic spirit and affection.

She is survived by Warren, her husband of 52 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mark Martin of Akron, Ohio, and grandchildren, Rachel and Joshua; a daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Murray Crowder of Blacksburg, Va., and grandchildren, Devin and Rowan; and her son, Mark C. Gaskins of Eugene, Ore.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rosewood Chapel of Kellum Funeral Home, Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach, with Dr. Mark Olson of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carlos F. Gonzalez
VIRGINIA BEACH -- CarlosFrancisco Gonzalez, 64, of the 4300 block of Hillcrest Farms Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Mr. Gonzalez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to the United States in 1953. He was a retired supervisor with 40 years of service in the electronics industry. Mr. Gonzalez was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He was a Roman Catholic and a member of the Church of the Ascension.

Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his two daughters, Darleen Gildow and her husband, Scott, of Virginia Beach and Donna Genova and her husband, Paul, of Millstone, N.J.; two sons, Jeffrey Gonzalez and his wife, Holly, of North Miami, Fla., and Charles Gonzalez and his wife, D'arcy, of Honolulu; a sister, Zulika Jobson and her husband, John, of Westminster, Calif.; two brothers, Victor Gonzalez and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, and Alberto Rodriguez of Yardville, N.J.; and eight grandchildren, Dana Gonzalez and Samantha Gildow, Christine, Kyle and Courtney Genova, and Tara, Trysten and Forrest Rose Gonzalez.

Memorial Masses will be celebrated at 8:45 a.m. today in the Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Hightstown, N.J. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Monty L. Marshall
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Monty L. Marshall, 61, died Oct. 9, 1999.

He was born July 21, 1938, in Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. Marshall was the son of the late John Marshall and Opal Furniss Marshall. He retired after 30 years as an electrical contractor. Mr. Marshall was predeceased by his son, John Paul Marshall.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda M. Marshall; a daughter, Leslie Johnson of Titusville, Fla.; a son, Monty Marshall Jr. and his wife, Velvet, of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Princess Anne Memorial Park in the Chapel of Peace. Following the service, family and friends are welcome to gather at the Cafe', 2253 W. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Zachary T. Moorman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Zachary Thomas Moorman, infant son of Jack and Carol Moorman, was born and passed on to the Lord on Oct. 7, 1999.

He is also survived by his sister, Sarah; grandparents; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach. Affordable Funeral Services is handling the arrangements.

Edna L. Helms
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Edna Lorrine Helms went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 1999. Mrs. Helms was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a loving person to everyone and will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Helms was born in Roanoke, Va., and was the wife of the late Teddy W. Helms and the daughter of Robert Lee Willis and Dorthy Willis and stepdaughter of James H. Ward.

Survivors include four daughters, Carol Haley, Diana Jensen, Judith Snellinger and Susan Hosselkus of Virginia Beach; a sister, Lucille Perdue of Maryland; eight grandchildren, Donald Haley, Teddy Jensen, Diana Mitchell, Christine Haley, Kimberly O'Brien, Marc Snellinger Jr., Anthony Hosselkus and Joey Hosselkus; and seven great-grandchildren, Cheyne Haley, Fletcher Haley, Sean O'Brien, Nathan Haley, Austin O'Brien, Leighton Malbon and Chanler Mitchell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Jean M. Dowling
VIRGINIA BEACH -- To scores of family throughout Hampton Roads, Jean M. Dowling, M.D., was physician, patient advocate and personal friend. To colleagues, she was an innovator, an educator and a fervent crusader for patient's rights. The well-known child psychiatrist died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at her daughter's home in Atlanta, Ga. She was 70 years old.

Jean Dowling came to Hampton Roads in 1970 from metropolitan New York, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1950 from the College of New Rochelle. She was one of only four women in her class at New York Medical College, graduating in 1954 at the top of her class.

Dr. Dowling received her initial postgraduate training in pediatrics and was named chief resident. She then undertook a second residency in child psychiatry under the direction of Loretta Bender, M.D., whose groundbreaking work in biologically based theories of neuro-psychiatric treatment were influential in Dr. Dowling's career.

Upon her arrival in Hampton Roads, Dr. Dowling assumed the leadership of Mental Health Services for the city of Portsmouth, and later became the Director of Mental Health Services for the city of Virginia Beach. She pioneered several treatment intervention programs for very young children, many of which are used today in area mental health clinics and church programs. She lectured extensively to community leaders, educators and professional groups, and mentored many local mental health professionals.

Jean Dowling spent the past 25 years in the private practice of child psychiatry in Virginia Beach. Her treatment methodology was intensive, and highly individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient. She accepted only a small number of her thorough clinical evaluations. As managed healthcare began to threaten the integrity of her patient's care, Dr. Dowling became a strenuous defender of adequate mental health benefits.

The widow of Lee B. Frank Jr., Dr. Dowling is survived by her daughters, Grace B. Foster and Audrey B. Windsor, both of Atlanta; her son-in-law, John J. Foster III; and three granddaughters. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Mary I. Dowling; her nephews Alan, Laurence and Christopher Dowling; and a niece, Katherine Dowling Schlaerth.

A visitation is scheduled for today from 7 to 9 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. A church service will take place at the Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, at 11 a.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Atlanta area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 1841 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329; or the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319.

Gerald J. Whitehead
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gerald James Whitehead, 78, of the 1800 block of Jet Circle, died Oct. 8, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, he was retired from the civil service as a boiler engineer and from the asphalt industry. He was a member of American Legion Post 187 in Baltimore, Md. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Gertrude Whitehead.

He is survived by a daughter, Geraldine Brandt and her husband, Tom, of Florence, Ky.; a son, Richard Lee Whitehead and his fiancee, Laura E. Chadwick, of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is in charge.

Howard Silvers
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Howard Silvers, 49, of the 1200 block of Erin Court, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Silvers was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the son of the late Milton and Emily Valentine Silvers. He was a firefighter with the city of Chesapeake Fire Department for the past 22 years. Mr. Silvers received numerous letters and awards of commendation as a firefighter, including a 1995 medal for heroism. He was also named ``Firefighter of the Year'' in 1998 for the city of Chesapeake.

His reputation was known outside of the fire department as well. He worked with many community substance abuse outreach programs and served as a counselor and staff member with Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Mr. Silvers is survived by his wife, Lorraine Catherine Silvers; two daughters, Amber Christian and Brooke Noel Silvers, both of Virginia Beach; a sister, Renee Silvers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three nephews, Richard and Robert Rosenberg of Los Angeles, Calif., and David Rosenberg of Australia.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with Chesapeake Fire Department Chaplain Bruce Lee officiating. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society's Research for Pancreatic Cancer, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

Catherine B. Darden
COURTLAND -- Catherine B. Darden of the 1500 block of High St. died Oct. 8, 1999. She was born in Sussex County and was the widow of Horace D. Darden.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosilyn Darden Bryant and Roxanne Darden, both of Courtland; six sons, Wilbert Darden of Newark, N.J., Shelton Darden and Kenneth Darden, both of Norfolk, Horace Darden and Timothy Darden, both of Courtland, and Vernon Darden of Norfolk; a sister, Inez Faltz of Franklin; seven grandchildren; and a niece, May Flythe of Suffolk.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Courtland, by the Rev. Joseph Hill. Burial will be in Helping Hand Cemetery, Courtland. Engram Funeral Home, Courtland, is in charge.

Ella R. Everette
FRANKLIN -- Ella R. Everette of the 29000 block of Delaware Road died Oct. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Courtland. Engram Funeral Home, Courtland, is in charge.

Birdie B. Overby
FRANKLIN -- Mary Birdie Blythe Overby, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Mrs. Overby was a lifelong resident of Southampton County and was a daughter of the late Frank and Etta Blythe. She was a lifelong member of Hunterdale United Church of Christ and was a retired seamstress with Leggett's Department Store in Franklin.

Birdie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Larry Beale Overby; two daughters, Carolyn O. Parrish of Chester and Jean O. Joyner and her husband, David, of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, Carol P. Dotson, Kay P. Whipp, Jeffrey Neal Joyner and Michael David Joyner; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah and Emily Dotson and James Whipp. Mrs. Overby was predeceased by a brother and sister, Irvin Blythe and Margaret Etta Blythe.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hunterdale United Church of Christ with the Revs. Wayne Blythe, Dietmar Plajer, Kenneth Williams and Dr. Alan Campbell officiating. The interment will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Petty, 116 Southampton Road, Franklin, VA 23851. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.

George E. Smith Sr.
RAWLINGS -- George Edward Smith Sr., 83, died Oct. 8, 1999. Mr. Smith was a retired postmaster of Rawlings.

He is survived by his wife, Jane P. Smith; three children, Faye S. Williams of Quinton, Va., Audrey S. Crittenden of Virginia Beach and George E. Smith Jr. of Florida; four stepchildren, Betsy M. Buck of St. James, Minn., Janice Coleman of La Crosse, Va., and Page Moore and Angela M. Wells, both of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Va. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill, Va. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

Leonard W. Guemple
ONANCOCK -- Leonard William Guemple, 79, died Oct. 8, 1999, at his residence. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, N.J. Williams Funeral Home is in charge.

Ester L. Jones
POCOMOKE, Md. -- Ester L. Jones, 84, died Oct. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac.

Bennie D. Woodworth Sr.
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Bennie Dean Woodworth Sr., 67, passed away Oct. 7, 1999. Services will be at a later date. Fox & Holston Funeral Home is in charge.

James E. Gilliam Sr.
WINDSOR -- James E. Gilliam Sr., 63, a native of Bertie County, died Oct. 4, 1999. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Cherry's Funeral Home is in charge.

Nancy P. Owens
WINSTON-SALEM -- Nancy Ross Pendleton Owens of Bartram Road died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Owens is survived by her daughters, Mary Frances Owens and Katherine Pendleton Owens, both of New York City, and Ann Lewis Owens of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Frances Pendleton London of Bermuda Run, N.C., and Hazel Pendleton Dixon of Elizabeth City; and a brother, Andrew Lewis Pendleton of Statesville, N.C.

Mrs. Owens was born Jan. 23, 1928, to Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis Pendleton of Elizabeth City. She graduated from St. Mary's College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. She married Edward Paul Owens and lived in Los Angeles, New York City and Knoxville before moving to Winston-Salem in 1960. Mrs. Owens is a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. The interment service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Crisis Control Ministries at 200 E. 10th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101, to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The family will assemble at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City.

Lucille W. Stalls
EDENTON -- Lucille Webster Stalls, 61, of the 100 block of Queen Anne Drive, died Oct. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Edenton Baptist Church. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

William G. Williams Sr.
SOUTH MILLS -- William Gaither Williams Sr., 79, of the 300 block of Horseshoe Road, died Oct. 8, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Keith G. Spector
YORKTOWN -- Keith Gordon ``Rusty'' Spector died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. He was a native and lifelong Peninsula resident.

Mr. Spector was predeceased by his father, Ronald G. Spector. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Debra C. Spector; one daughter, Ashley Michel Spector and one son, Jacob C. Spector, both of the home; his mother, Barbara M. Spector; his sister, Kim Spector of Virginia Beach; and one brother, Craig S. Spector of Pasadena, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Tabb, with the Rev. Michael Condrey officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church social hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trust Fund of Ashley and Jacob Spector, c/o 729 Downing Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of arrangements.

Alice B. Bahney
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Alice B.Bahney, 74, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999.

She was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and was a controller general at Fort Belvior in Alexandria, Va. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Naples, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Loyd A. Bahney of Lakeland; two sons, Gary D. Edwards of Lakeland and R. Kevin Edwards of Dale City, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Barbara Nobel of Virginia Beach, Lois Austin of Norfolk, Jeanette Boedigheimer of Springfield, Ill., and Sharon Weitzel of Norfolk; six grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lether and William Moser; her sister, Ruth Barr; and her brother, William Moser Jr.

Funeral services are pending. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Patrick W. Hart
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Patrick Wayne Hart, 46, of the 800 block of Oliver Ellsworth St. and formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 6, 1999, in San Diego, Calif.

Born in Portsmouth, he was a production activity control division director for Naval Aviation Depot NAS, Jacksonville, Fla. He was past master councillor of Kempsville Demolay Chapter.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Swing Hart; two daughters, Phenix Jade Hart of Orange Park and Amy Nicole Hart of Virginia Beach; a son, Patrick Wayne Hart Jr. of Virginia Beach; his parents, Eileen and Ernest F. Kerekes of Virginia Beach; a brother, Frank Kerekes and his wife, Margaret, of Virginia Beach; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Swing and his wife, Renee, of Charleston, S.C., and Chip Swing and his wife, Margaret, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a niece, Adelia E. Kerekes of Virginia Beach; an aunt, Elizabeth Harris and her husband, William, of Virginia Beach; and an uncle, Ray Wimmer and his wife, Atha, of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Paul D. Moore. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in the chapel of Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles E. Lee Sr.

NORFOLK -- Charles Edward Lee Sr., 54, died Oct. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Mount Olive, N.C., he was the owner of C.L. Construction Co. He took great pride and pleasure in the time he donated to community youth organizations. He was an avid sportsman and pet lover and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sheila Lee; two daughters, Charlene Hans and her husband, Layne, of Walkerton, Ind., Victoria Lee-Priola and her husband, Raymond, of Mechanicsville, Va.; two sons, Charles Edward Lee Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Norfolk and Gregory Lee of Norfolk; three sisters, Kay Rose, Carolyn Ratliff and Paula Lee; and three brothers, Johnny Lee, Bobby Lee and Chris Lee. He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, Krystal, Robin, Katheryn, Greg, Ashley, Angela, Ruby Ann, Robert, Amber, Alexis and Desira; and was a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Shirley L. Jones
CHESAPEAKE -- Shirley L. Jones of the 1600 block of Weber Ave. was born to Gladys and Dalton Johnson on Nov. 16, 1937, in North Carolina and died on Oct. 7, 1999.

She was a faithful member of the Advent Family Life Center until her death. She was a strong, good-natured person who lived for God, her family, community and friends. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone she met.

She was a dedicated daughter to the late Gladys and Dalton Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Carolyn Johnson, and brothers, Walter Johnson and Joseph Johnson. She was a loving mother to Yvonne Johnson-Djimet-Seid, Thomas Whitfield, Gladys Calhoun, Alexander Whitfield, Ricky Whitfield and Germaine Jones; 36 grandkids; 17 great-grandkids; four godchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in New Jerusalem COGIC, 118 Erie Ave., Virginia Beach. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc.

Ed M. Matkins
CHESAPEAKE -- Ed ``Dick''Myrton Matkins, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

Calvin R. Moxley Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Calvin Rodrick Moxley Jr., 75, of the 400 block of Plummer Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Moxley was born in Birmingham, Ala., and was the son of the late Calvin R. and Lucille Dobson Moxley. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael L. Moxley. Mr. Moxley was a retired resident engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Moxley was a member of Deep Creek United Methodist Church and Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge 178.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Padbury Moxley; his daughter, Vicki Brown and her husband, Charles, of Chesapeake; two sons, Calvin R. Moxley III and his wife, Toni, of Chesapeake and Tracy Lee Moxley of Columbus, Ohio; his brother, William A. Moxley of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deep Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Kesner officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Viewing will begin Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the memorial fund of Deep Creek United Methodist Church, 141 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23323.

Grace A. Silkwood
CHESAPEAKE -- Grace Arline Silkwood, 61, of the 1300 block of Waters Road, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Chesapeake General Hospital.

Mrs. Silkwood was born in Williamsport, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Alvin Temple and Lois Miller. She was a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Silkwood was past president of the Great Bridge Baseball Association and the Great Bridge High School Band Parents Association. She was coach of numerous youth baseball teams, including the 1973 Mustang League All-Star State Champions. Mrs. Silkwood was involved in various areas of Boy Scouts, including Troop 6 in Great Bridge.

Survivors include her son, Steve Silkwood of Denver, Colo.; her daughter, Linda Silkwood of Chesapeake; two brothers, Thomas Temple of Williamsport and Richard Temple of Woodbridge, Va.; a sister, Kate Heinze of Williamsport; and a grandson, Andrew J. Silkwood of Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge. A funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

Grace B. Sorey
CHESAPEAKE -- Grace B. Sorey, 71, died Oct. 7, 1999.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Ruth L. Steele
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruth Lenora Steele, 86, of the 1900 block of Rokeby Ave., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at 5:30 a.m. in a local nursing home.

She was born in New Matamoras, Ohio, and retired from Kings Department Store as a sales clerk. She was a member of Chesapeake Church of Christ and worked for many years at Camp Idle Wild Christian Camp and Seaboard Christian School.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Steele; a daughter, Wanda L. Bunner, and her husband, Fred L. Bunner, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Helen Selmon of New Matamoras and Jesse Tidd of Marietta, Ohio; three grandchildren, Carolyn Cagle of Chesapeake, Stephen Bunner of Nashville, Tenn., and Valorie Baker of Suffolk; and a great-grandchild, Emmy Cagle.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Bill Bates, Minister. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends.

Wiley C. Bunting
PORTSMOUTH -- Wiley Charles Bunting, 54, of Monitor Road, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

Mr. Bunting was a native of Portsmouth and was the husband of Diane J. Bunting. He was an accountant for Defense Finance and Accounting Service for the Department of Defense. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, David J. Bunting of Portsmouth; a brother, Gary W. Bunting and his wife, Donna, of Portsmouth; two nephews, Michael D. Sword and Brian W. Bunting; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. W. Thomas Wood. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and also will be at 2 Lynn Drive, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.

Russell L. Burke
PORTSMOUTH -- Russell Leroy Burke, 74, of the 200 block of Idlewood Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

Mr. Burke was a native of Tavares, Fla., and was the husband of Marjorie S. Burke. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service and from Ford Pile Foundation as a master mechanic. He was a member and past deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. He also was a member of Midday Masonic Lodge No. 132, Portsmouth Scottish Rite Bodies, Khedive Shrine Temple, Moose Lodge No. 898, and the board of directors of Victory Lanes. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Donna Oakley of Suffolk and Sheryl Beamon of Portsmouth; three sisters, Margaret Kontour of Deer Trail, Colo., Billie Stevenson of Florida and Addie Keen of Spokane, Wash.; a brother, Robert O. Burke of Floral City, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by Dr. Phillip R. Martin. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lida V. Coltes
PORTSMOUTH -- Lida Vaughan ``Dot'' Coltes, 84, of the 2000 block of Colorado Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.

She was a native of Chester, Va., and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mrs. Coltes was the widow of Vivian Angus Coltes. She is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Jones of Arizona, Sharon Johnson of San Antonio, Texas, Donna Johnson of Richmond and Patricia Owen of Maine; a son, Ronald V. Coltes of Smithfield; a sister, Hazel Jordan of Richmond; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Portsmouth, by Bishop Gene Jones. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland.

Walter J. Besier
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Walter Julius Besier, 92, passed away Oct. 9, 1999, at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

Mr. Besier was born in Langesellbon, Germany. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Frances Krell Besier, and a son, Rudolph Julias Besier, and his wife, Ruth Besier.

Mr. Besier is survived by a son, Frank Besier, and his wife, Nancy, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Emil Besier of Frankfurt, Germany; three grandchildren, Frank T.W. Besier and his wife, Lee Anne, of Little Rock, Ark., Scott R. Besier and his wife, Wendy, of Virginia Beach and Troy Cox and his wife, Becky, of Virginia Beach; and eight great-grandchildren, Frank Besier Jr. and Chase Besier of Little Rock, and Maegan, Brittany, Hayden, Kendall, David and Bhody Besier, all of Virginia Beach.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. Maestas Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Cheryl May Bolander
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Cheryl May Bolander, 40, entered into rest Oct. 9, 1999, after her fight with cancer. She was born in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Bolander Jr. of Virginia Beach; three sons, James, Eric and Sean Bolander; her mother, Beverly Janorske of Severn, Md.; her mother-in-law, Gloria A. Bolander of Virginia Beach; and her father, Joseph F. Lane of Deltona, Fla.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date at Luthern Church of Our Redeemer in Glen Burnie, Md. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jayne B. Borberg
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jayne B. Borberg, 65, died Oct. 8, 1999, in her residence. She was born in San Pedro, Calif.

Jayne loved her family and friends and she would do anything for a friend in need. Outwardly, she was vivacious and her great joy was to laugh with those close to her. Inside she was a shy person who gained her strength from those she loved. She was a caring mother and grandmother. She was a wife who was dedicated to her family and especially to her husband of 45 years. Jayne can never be replaced but will always be remembered.

She is survived by her husband, James Borberg; a daughter, Ronda J. Borberg-Shulenburg and her husband, Karl, of Virginia Beach; her mother, Mary Louise Cumberledge of Coronado, Calif.; two brothers, Robert C. Cumberledge of Coronado and Arthur Cumberledge Jr. of Ventura, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Lauren and Emily Gabor of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her father, Capt. Arthur A. Cumberledge.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Edmarc Hospice for Children, P.O. Box 11355, Norfolk, VA 23517-0355.

Hugh John Flynn
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Hugh John Flynn, 82, died Oct. 9, 1999.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an employee with Pan Am Airways for 27 years. He also was a member of St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife, Kathleen Flynn of Virginia Beach; a son, Hugh John Flynn Jr., and his wife, Dianne, of Santa Fe, Texas; two daughters and their husbands, Noreen and Charles Sule of Miller Place, Long Island, N.Y., and Maura and Charles Linden of Babylon, Long Island, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Gay E. King
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gay Elaine King, 57, of the 5000 block of Sidney Court, died Oct. 9, 1999. Services will be private. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

Charles A. Snellinger III
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charles A. Snellinger III, 42, of the 5200 block of Balfor Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in a local hospital.

He was born in Richmond and was a mechanic with Old Dominion Shell. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Kari J. Snellinger; three sons, Charles R. Snellinger, Timothy S. Snellinger and Stephen Snellinger, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Charla Cornell and Leslie Blake, both of Texas; three brothers, Stephen C. Snellinger of Suffolk, Marc C. Snellinger of Virginia Beach and Jerry A. Snellinger of Chesapeake; a grandchild, Kiana A. Snellinger of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Pamela L. Snellinger.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Norfolk by the Rev. Dick Baker. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Charles Sommer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charles ``Chuck'' Sommer of the 200 block of Cassady Ave. went to be with his Lord on Oct. 10, 1999.

He was born in Queens, N.Y., and was raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran. He retired from the Naval Supply Center as department director of bulk storage. He was a bus driver for Silver Hills Apartments. He attended the Church of God in Pungo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles J. Sommer and Frances Cittilie Sommer, formerly of Merrit Island, Fla.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 43 years, Delores Ann Sommer; his two beloved children, son Charles J. Sommer and his mate, Debra Rice, and three grandchildren, Jessica, Bobby and Michelle Rice of Virginia Beach, and daughter Frances Tinamarie Bradberry and her husband, ``Mickey,'' and two grandsons, Brandon and Bradley Grennan of Virginia Beach; another grandson, Charles Worley of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Carol Martone of Cocoa, Fla., and Rosemarie Padrick and her husband, Tommy; two brothers, Albert and Steven Sommer of Florida; mother- and father-in-law, Delbert and Nellie Parker; four brothers-in-law, Buddy, James, Tad and Donnie; five sisters-in-law, Shirley, Maureen, Shelby, Gloria and Susie; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Pleasant Hall Chapel. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Princess Anne Memorial Park on Great Neck Road.

Pansy B. Asbell
SUFFOLK -- Pansy Elizabeth Bunch Asbell, 87, of the 100 block of Mineral Springs Road, died Oct. 9, 1999.

She was a native of Chowan County, N.C., and a homemaker. She was a member of Great Fork Baptist Church for 45 years and also attended the Ruth Bible Class. She was the daughter of the late George Bunch and Louvina Bass Bunch. She was also predeceased by her sister, May Belle Cooke, and five brothers, Clarence Bunch, Tom Bunch, Henry Bunch, Albert Bunch and Elton Bunch.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Kenneth Andrew Asbell Sr.; two sons, Joseph B. Asbell of Suffolk and Kenneth A. Asbell Jr. of South Boston, Va.; four grandsons, Christopher Asbell, Andrew Asbell, Ryan Asbell and Alex Asbell; a great-grandson, Drew Asbell; and a brother, Paul Bunch of Tyner, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Bruce. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home of the son, Joseph B. Asbell, 6586 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, 428 Market St., Suffolk, VA 23434, or the Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department, 6235 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23438.

Mary C. Johnson
SUFFOLK -- Mary C. Johnson, 80, of the 2200 block of Florida Ave., died Oct. 9, 1999. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crocker Funeral Home Chapel.

James G. Rust
SUFFOLK -- James Garfield Rust, 80, of the 3000 block of Kings Highway, died Oct. 9, 1999.

A native of Danville, Va., Mr. Rust retired from the security department of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later retired from the city of Suffolk as a security guard. He was a member of 1st Church of the Brethern and the Police Association of Virginia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He was the son of the late George Washington Rust and Elizabeth Arnold Rust.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Ellis Rust; a daughter, Patricia ``Pat'' L. Rust of Suffolk; two sons, Leftridge Garfield Rust of Moyock, N.C., and Thomas Matthew Rust of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren, Paul Jerome Rust, Christopher Michael Rust and Katie Elizabeth Rust.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Tab McGuire. Friends may join the family at 7 p.m. today at Hill Funeral Home, and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 360 Southport Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Blanche G. Mellinger
WAKEFIELD -- Blanche Griffin Mellinger, 83, a Wakefield resident from 1916 to 1934, died Oct. 9, 1999. A private graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Wakefield Cemetery. Purviance Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty B. Bass
EDENTON -- Betty Bunch Bass, 57, of Plano, Texas, and formerly of Edenton, died Oct. 8, 1999, in the Medical Center of Plano. She was born in Camden County, N.C.

Survivors include two sons, Wade Bass of Dallas and Ryan N. Bass and his wife, Sandra Powers, of Detroit.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ron Cava. Burial will be in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at 111 Morris Circle, Edenton. Donations may be made to the Kay Evans Memorial Handbell Fund, c/o Rocky Hock Baptist Church, 113 Rocky Hock Church Road, Edenton, NC 27932.

Lurene K. Bridgen
WILLIAMSTON -- LureneKeplinger Bridgen, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.

Mrs. Bridgen was a first lieutenant serving with the 93rd General Hospital, Malvern, England, from 1943 to 1945. She married William J. Bridgen, who survives, on Sept. 12, 1945, in Fairford, England. Other survivors are daughter Janet Bridgen Sessoms of Whiteville and grandchildren William Sessoms III of Wilmington, Jeremy Sessoms of Charlotte and Amanda Park Sessoms of Whiteville.

A funeral will be held at 5 p.m. today in Church of the Advent. Memorials may be made to Church of the Advent, to Williamston Rescue Squad or to the American Cancer Society. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Coy F. Jernigan
COLERAIN -- Coy FrankJernigan, 83, of Bertie County, died Oct. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Askewville Assembly of God. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Nellie D. Stallings
HERTFORD -- Nellie Dail Stallings, 95, formerly of Route 5, died Oct. 10, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Swindell Funeral Home.

Gladys R. Caywood
NEWPORT NEWS -- Gladys Roberts Caywood, 68, died Oct. 10, 1999.

She was born in Sneedville, Tenn., and retired in 1991 as a supervisor of Library Media Services of Newport News public schools after 27 years of service. She was a member of William and Mary Education Alumna, Virginia Educational Media Association, Virginia Library Association, Southeastern Library Association, International Association of School Librarianship, Newport News Public Library Board, and the book chairwoman of Friends of Newport News Public Libraries.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Caywood of Chesapeake; three sisters, Ruby Reed, Cecile Lawson and Joyce Royston, all of Tennessee; a brother, Elmer Roberts of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Umphlett Funeral Home, Newport News. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Newport News Public Library, 110 Main St., Newport News, VA 23607.

Alice B. Bahney
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Alice B.Bahney, 74, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999.

She was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and was a controller general at Fort Belvior in Alexandria, Va. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Naples, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Loyd A. Bahney of Lakeland; two sons, Gary D. Edwards of Lakeland and R. Kevin Edwards of Dale City, Va.; four stepdaughters, Barbara Noble of Virginia Beach, Lois Austin of Norfolk, Jeanette Boedigheimer of Springfield, Ill., and Sharon Weitzel of Norfolk; six grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lether and William Moser; her sister, Ruth Barr; and her brother, William Moser Jr.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Coleman Place Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Fred R. Archer. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ellis M. Hostetler
ORRVILLE, Ohio -- Ellis M. Hostetler, 92, died Oct. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, provided information.


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