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Eloise H. Abney
CHESAPEAKE -- Eloise Harris Abney, 74, of the 1900 block of Robert Hall Blvd., passed away on Oct. 12, 1999. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Cathedral of Faith COGIC. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Ernest Lewis Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Ernest ``Teddy Bear'' Lewis Jr., 72, of the 1600 block of Seaboard Ave., died Oct. 14, 1999.

Born in Blounts Creek, N.C., he was a retired tugboat captain with Colonna's Shipyard and a member of Bath Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, A. Carol Lewis of the residence; three sons, Gary W. Lewis, Michael L. Lewis and Phillip A. Lewis, all of Chesapeake; four sisters, Marie Manning of Greenville, N.C., Florence K. Haddock of Sanford, Fla., Helen Ruth Lewis of Washington, N.C., Mary Anna Bell of Bath, N.C.; a brother, Hilton Ray Lewis of Washington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Gary Lewis Jr., Michael Lewis Jr., Eric J. Lewis, Justin R. Lewis, Tiffany C. Lewis and Phillip Lewis Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Roy E. Lewis and Alton E. Lewis.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the mausoleum of Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gregory Hensley. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel.

Richard E. Lins
CHESAPEAKE -- Richard E. Lins, 74, of the 1400 block of Seaboard Ave., died Oct. 14, 1999. Services will be held at a later date. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Ruth A. Pittman
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruth Ann Watts Pittman, 83, of York, Pa., and formerly of Chesapeake, died Oct. 14, 1999, in Colonial Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Pittman was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Providence, R.I. She retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk. The widow of Oscar A. Pittman Jr., she was also predeceased by her parents, Herbert H. Watts and Pauline R. Heathington Watts.

She is survived by a son, David A. Pittman of York; a brother, Allen H. Watts of Sylvania, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. Heffner Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., York, is in charge.

Julia A. Bailey
NORFOLK -- Julia A. ``Grandma'' Bailey, 98, departed this life Oct. 11, 1999, at the Lafayette Villa Nursing Home after an extended confinement.

She was the widow of William H. Bailey and the daughter of the late Georgia and William Waters. She was also predeceased by a son, William Edward Jacobs Sr.

She was a native of Norfolk (Princess Anne County), and was educated in the Norfolk School System. She was a retired domestic worker. She was a devout Christian woman who touched many lives during her 98 years. Mrs. Bailey was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Women Missionary Union and a member of the Hamilton Bible Class.

Cherishing her precious memory are seven grandchildren, Julia Jacobs Hopkins of Chesapeake, Brenda Harper of Odenton, Md., Veronica Jacobs Joyner, Thelma Soust, William Edward Jacobs Jr., Andrew James and Bernard Jacobs, all of Philadelphia; two cousins, Bertha Williams and the Rev. John Haynes; and a niece Louise Bruce, all of Norfolk; a godson, Ernest Williams Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a host of devoted friends; two young men who were like sons to her, Nelson M. Hopkins Jr. and William Harper Jr.; and two young people who were the light of her life, Tiffany Renee Harper and Robert A. Jacobs.

A homegoing celebration will be held at noon today at Shiloh Baptist Church, 745 Park Ave., Norfolk, by Dr. John H. Foster. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. at 4124 Old Virginia Road, Chesapeake, the day of the service. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruth D. Harvey
NORFOLK -- Ruth Delores Harvey of the 500 block of Fenchurch St., died Oct. 13, 1999, in Arlington, Va.

A native of Norfolk, she was born Feb. 26, 1937, to the late James V. Brown and Evelyn M. Brown. She attended Norfolk city schools and was married to the late Willie George Barry Harvey. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bute Street, and was a former member of Usher Board No. 1, Emeralds Social & Civic Club and Good Times Social Club. She was employed as a domestic worker and retired as a civil servant from the Norfolk Naval Base.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Harvey of Norfolk, Crystal H. Corprew and her husband, James, of Virginia Beach and Juanita Harvey of Lorton, Va.; a son, Anthony W. Harvey of Norfolk; a sister, Shirley E. Lucas of Norfolk; two brothers, James A. Brown and Daniel L. Brown; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church, Bute Street, by the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Murray. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Paul D. Jackson
NORFOLK -- Paul David Jackson, 74, of the 5300 block of Powhatan Ave., died Oct. 13, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

Mr. Jackson was a native of West Lafayette, Ind., and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Class of 1948. He played football for the university and was a member of its 50th-Year Club. Mr. Jackson retired from the Red Cross as its director after 30 years of employment.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Ruth Paulsen Jackson of Norfolk.

A private family service will be held at a later date. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, is handling arrangements.

William H. James
NORFOLK -- William H. ``Bill'' James, 67, of the 1400 block of Halstead Ave., died Oct. 13, 1999, in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital.

Born in Norfolk, Mr. James retired five years ago from the Naval Air Station after 25 years of service. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and Morgan State University in Maryland. He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Marchetta F. James; mother-in-law, Claire Fitchette; sisters-in-law, Marva F. Langaster of Portsmouth, Illona F. Burgess of Capitol Heights, Md., Carlota V. Fitchette of Bladensburg, Md.; two brothers-in-law, Harry Langaster of Portsmouth, Charles E. Burgess of Capitol Heights; two cousins, Diahann Battle of Portsmouth and Joyce Tate Brown of Chesapeake; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in Hale Funeral Home, Norfolk. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

James L. Kirk
NORFOLK -- James L. Kirk passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. He retired from the Navy after 30 years of distinguished service, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Cavalier Yacht and Country Club for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan S. Kirk; his sister, Lorene Sullenger and her husband, Robert Sullenger, of Louisville, Ky.; and many other loving relatives.

A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, No. 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Richard L. McCausey
NORFOLK -- Richard L. McCausey, 69, a Norfolk native, died Oct. 14, 1999, at home. He was the son of the late Ernest L. McCausey and is survived by his mother, Thelma L. McCausey.

Mr. McCausey was an active member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church and the Wesleymen's Bible Class. He was retired from the supply department, Naval Operating Base. As an infantryman in the U.S. Army, he was in the first unit sent to the front to aid Korea during the war.

Mr. McCausey is also survived by two nephews; one niece; one great-nephew; two great-nieces; one great-great-niece; his maternal uncle and two aunts; several cousins; and his good friend, Mr. Ike.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Morris Bennett at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23503. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Josephine S. Nobles
NORFOLK -- Josephine Smith Nobles, 79, died Oct. 15, 1999.

Her husband, George E. Nobles, and her brother, Roy Clayton Smith Sr., predeceased her. Mrs. Nobles is survived by sons, Terry E. Nobles and his wife, Brenda, and W. Clayton Nobles Sr. and his wife, Frances; her sister, Winifred S. Blake; grandchildren, Lesley P. Nobles, W. Clayton Nobles Jr., and Rebekah Galland and her husband, Dylan; and stepgrandson Mark Mason and his wife, Susan, and their children. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. Mary L. Williams

NORFOLK -- Mary L. Williams of the 5400 block of Tidewater Drive died Oct. 13, 1999.

She was born in Norfolk to the late Henry and Rosa Brown; she was the widow of Odis Williams. She had been employed by Norfolk Public Schools and was a member of New Mount Herman Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Williams and Debra Williams; two sons, Otis Williams and George Williams; 28 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at New Mount Herman Baptist Church by the Rev. Steven Lewis. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2120 Harrell Ave. A wake will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Riddick Funeral Service.

James M. Edwards
PORTSMOUTH -- James Melvin ``Country'' Edwards, 63, went to be with God on Oct. 14, 1999.

Mr. Edwards, born and raised in Surry County, Va., was a salesman for Don Comer Ford of Portsmouth for 29 years, minus one year that he spent working for Ford in Schenectady, N.Y.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Edwards; three sons, Melvin Edwards of Buckhorn, Va., Robert Edwards of Suffolk, Thomas Page of Portsmouth; four daughters, Sheila Crim of Portsmouth, Rita Walck of Suffolk, Patricia McMillian of Portsmouth and Debra Arnold of Windsor; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also had many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the Smithfield, Va., area and the Schenectady, N.Y., area.

Viewing will be at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meadowbrook Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Tom Potter. Entombment will follow. The family will be at the home of Patricia McMillian, 3829 Stateflower Court, Portsmouth, after the service and welcomes those friends and family that would like to come by. Please, in lieu of flowers, make a donation to Bon Secours Hospice at Maryview or to the American Cancer Society.

Irvin Holzsweig
PORTSMOUTH -- Irvin Holzsweig, 79, formerly of Sterling Point Drive, died Oct. 15, 1999, in Cherry Hill, N.J.

A native of Newport News, he retired as a pharmacist at Maryview Hospital. He was a member of Gomley Chesed Synagogue and a U.S. Navy veteran.

The widower of Claire Holzsweig, he is survived three daughters, Laurie Moss and Debra Thomson, both of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Gail Holswick of Norfolk; a sister, Rita Price of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Mary Satisky of Newport News.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Gomley Chesed Synagogue by Rabbi Philip S. Krohn. Burial will be in Gomley Chesed Cemetery. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

Joseph Rogers Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Joseph Rogers Jr., 76, of the 1100 block of Blair St., died Oct. 13, 1999.

He was a retired contractor and a long-standing deacon, trustee, missionary and member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church and its Sunday school.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Rogers; three daughters; three sons; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy Smith. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Kamar Barnett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kamar ``Bip'' Barnett died Oct. 12, 1999. He was born May 2, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include his mother, Anna; his father, Tony; four brothers, Keenan, Travaughen, Enoch and Delvon; grandparents; aunts; uncles; many cousins; and his godmother, Angie.

Bip was here for a short time and was loved by everyone. Precious in our sight, he will be in our hearts always and forever.

A funeral will be held at noon today at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.

Helen T. Bridges
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Louise Taylor Bridges, 97, of Virginia Beach, died Oct. 15, 1999. Born in Como, Miss., she had been a resident of Norfolk, Princess Anne County or Virginia Beach since 1925.

``Petah,'' as she was fondly known, earned a bachelor of music degree at Hollins College, Class of 1923, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was the oldest member of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk.

The widow of Bartow Hughes Bridges, she is survived by two sons, Bartow Hughes ``Pat'' Bridges Jr. of Virginia Beach and Harry Taylor Bridges of Springfield, Va.; two grandsons, Bart Bridges of Virginia Beach and the Rev. Thomas Bridges of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kaye Congleton; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1264 Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Restoration Fund of Freemason Street Baptist Church, Freemason and Bank Streets, Norfolk, VA 23510.

George A. de Flon
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George A. de Flon, a native of Oslo, Norway, and recently of Broad Bay Island, died Oct. 14, 1999. Services will be held at a later date. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.

Elizabeth L. Hunt
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elizabeth Lowery Hunt, 84, died Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Princess Anne County, she attended Mary Washington College. She and her husband, George Carr Hunt, were the former owners of Hunt Contracting Corp., where she worked for 42 years. Mrs. Hunt was a founding member of the American Cut Glass Association. She was predeceased by her husband and her parents, Charlotte Herbert Lowery and John E. Lowery.

Survivors include a niece, Charlotte M. Mitchell of Portsmouth; a nephew, Eugene R. McDannald Jr. of Perry, Ga.; and numerous other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev. Ted Bashford. The family will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Haven Children's Home, 3000 N. Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Sky M. Kellam
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sky MeAshia Kellam, 6, of the 900 block of S. Clubhouse Road, died Oct. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in New Great Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 5375 Blackwater Loop. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Service Inc. is in charge.

Francis Y. Owen
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Francis Dai Young Owen of the 5900 block of Clear Spring Court died Oct. 15, 1999, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Anna L. Ritter
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Anna L. Ritter, 94, of Brighton Gardens, Virginia Beach, and formerly of Norfolk, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Togus, Maine, she was a member of Zion Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was very active in community volunteer work, the Meadowbrook Elementary P.T.A. and, for many years, worked as a volunteer Pink Lady at DePaul Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Gurley W. Ritter Sr., whom she married in 1925; a daughter, Barbara R. Beazley; and her parents, Marie T. LeGault and Joseph LeGault.

Mrs. Ritter is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marie W. and Robert Kingsley of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gurley W. Ritter Jr. and Elizabeth Ritter of Norfolk, David G. Ritter and Barbara Ritter of Virginia Beach; a son-in-law, Richard Beazley of Glen Allen, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. John LeGault. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Matthew D. Rodriguez
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Matthew D. Rodriguez died Oct. 13, 1999. Services will be in Ortiz Funeral Home in New York. Local arrangements are by Tidewater Funeral Choices.

Edward R. Swartz
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Edward Raymond Swartz, 69, passed away on Oct. 14, 1999.

Mr. Swartz was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a Mason with Elizabeth Masonic Lodge No. 34 and a member of the Ocean View Lions Club. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Swartz; his mother, Virginia Swartz; a daughter, Shirley Tuorinsky; four sons, Jerry, Duane, Allen and Gary Swartz; a sister, Edna Rocheleau; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, with Masonic rites to begin at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday by Pastor Ronald Lee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elizabeth Masonic Lodge No. 34.

Mary M. Brown
SUFFOLK -- Mary M. Brown, 75, of the 200 block of N. 5th St., died Oct. 13, 1999. A funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Applewhite Funeral Home.

Doris E. Hatfield
TOWNSEND -- Doris Elliott Hatfield, 86, died Oct. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Capeville Masonic Cemetery. Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge.

Cleveland H. Hughes
SHILOH -- Cleveland H. Hughes, 64, of Wickham Road, died Oct. 14, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Guiding Light Apostolic Church of Christ, Camden. Walson Funeral Service, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Francis M. Martin
POTECASI -- Francis Modlin Martin, 85, passed away Oct. 13, 1999, at a local hospital. She was a dear person, beloved by her family and friends.

She is survived by two sisters, Mildred M. Joyner of Kelford, N.C., and Lois M. Hill of Georgetown, Ky.; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Troy Martin; her father, James P. Modlin; her mother, Acre B. Modlin; a baby sister, Janice M. Letterman; and half-brother, Bertram Modlin.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Methodist Church, Milwaukee, N.C., by the Rev. Bowman. Visitation will be before and after the funeral at Milwaukee Community Building. Local family and friends will be received at the home of her niece, Cindy Wade, 2345 E. Bugle Drive, Chesapeake, after 6 p.m. today.

Louis P. Mathias Sr.
CORAPEAKE -- Louis Powell Mathias Sr., 91, of the 1300 block of N.C. 32 North, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

Mr. Mathias was born in Gates County. The son of the late Lemuel and Rosa Powell Mathias, he was a retired farmer, a member of Eureka Baptist Church and its Adult Men's Sunday School Class and the Corapeake Hunt Club.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 68 years, Erma Polson Mathias; two daughters, Margaret M. Dale of Corapeake and Eunice M. Carr and her husband, Ivan, of Virginia Beach; a son, Louis P. Mathias Jr. and his wife, Louise, of Corapeake; eight grandchildren, Mark Mathias, Bill Jones, Debbie Eure, Mike Carr, David Mathias, Tracey Carr, Doug Carr and Thomas Dale; six great-grandchildren, Jessica Eure, Charlie Eure, Aaron Mathias, Justin Carr, Nicholas Mathias and Courtney Mathias. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Cheryl Anne Dale.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Eureka Baptist Church by the Rev. Cameron Currin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Eureka Baptist Church or to the Gates County Rescue Squad.

Miriam C. Rogers
WILLIAMSTON -- Miriam Courtney Rogers, 88, of the 200 block of Halifax St., died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Memorial Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

Anne S. Rohlader
ELIZABETH CITY -- Anne Smith Rohlader, 93, of the 800 block of Oak Stump Road, died Oct. 14, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.

Mary W. Turner
EDENTON -- Mary Welch Turner, 78, died Oct. 11, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in Church of God in Christ. Blair Funeral Service is in charge.

Bessie H. Twiddy
ELIZABETH CITY -- Bessie Hodges Twiddy, 89, of the 300 block of Pearl St., died Oct. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Lillie M. Yates
WINDSOR -- Lillie M. Yates, 89, of the 100 block of Lucy Bauer Lane, died Oct. 13, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Harrellsville Chapel Baptist Church, Harrellsville. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

Larry J. Demmerle Sr.
SPOTSYLVANIA -- Larry J. Demmerle Sr., 54, died Oct. 14, 1999, at his home.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Mr. Demmerle was a systems analyst at Logicon in Dahlgren. He retired as a senior chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Syracuse Post.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice D. Demmerle; two sons, Shawn M. Demmerle and Larry J. Demmerle Jr., both of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Michelle L. Richards, also of Virginia Beach; his mother, Dorothy Demmerle of Central Square, N.Y.; two brothers, William Demmerle of Bedford, N.H., and Robert Demmerle of Mattydale, N.Y.; two sisters, Doreen Post of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Bonnie Haberer of Central Square, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Galilee Episcopal Church, 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, by the Rev. John Burley. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Trudy Clifton, HC 72 Box 1527, Locust Grove, VA 22508 or to Mary Washington Hospice, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 002-1, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Found & Sons Funeral Home of Fredericksburg is in charge.

Ulysses Bailey Sr.
DECATUR, Ga. -- Ulysses Bailey Sr., 64, died Oct. 8, 199. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro. Walson Funeral Service, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Margaret B. Terada
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Margaret B. ``Peggy'' Terada, 77, a retired Navy personnel director, died Sept. 21, 1999, in Wuesthoff Progressive Health Care in Viera, Fla.

Mrs. Terada was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School in Duquesne, Pa. She was a Navy veteran and former commander of American Legion Post 118 in Norfolk. She had resided in Florida since 1975 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Terada. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Hanbury of Norfolk; brothers, Rudolph Bodnar of San Carlos, Calif., and Zoltan Bodnar of Canfield, Ohio; sister, Olga Hunt of West Mifflin, Pa.; and companion, Grace Manganaro of Rockledge.

Donations may be made to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 75 Barton Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955. Acknowledgments may be sent to Debra Hanbury, 1850 Parkview Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503.

Carroll L. Walker
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Dr. Carroll Lankford Walker, 57, died Oct. 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Norfolk, the son of Harold Audrea Walker and Clara Lankford Walker. He is survived by one sister, Louise Walker Watlington and one niece, Audrea Louise Lankford Watlington.

Dr. Walker received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He was an associate professor of Finance, Eastern Illinois University Lumpkin School of Business. He was a member of the E.I.U. Faculty Senate, University Professionals of Illinois, Midwest Finance Assoc., Southern Finance Assoc., Southwest Finance Assoc., Southeastern Chapter of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and founder, faculty advisor and chair, board of directors, of EIU's Student Investment Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Friends are invited to gather Monday between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Dudley House, 895 7th St., Charleston. Harper-Swickard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 County Road 1120 E., Charleston, IL 61920.

A. Calvin Avant
CHESAPEAKE -- A. Calvin Avant, 65, of Western Branch, died Oct. 15, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Timmonsville, S.C., he was a professional engineer and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He was a member of several professional organizations: National Society of Professional Engineers; Virginia Society of Professional Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, (IEEE, senior member); American Institute of Plant Engineers; Illuminating Engineering Society, (past regional vice president); Society of American Military Engineers; National Association of Fire Investigations; and National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE Fellow).

Survivors include his wife, Joan W. Avant; two daughters, Valerie Lynn Dobson of Chesapeake and Vicki A. Newman and her husband, Stephen, of Chesapeake; a son, Craig W. Avant of Virginia Beach; his mother, Ada Avant Roberts of Newport News; five sisters, Frances Andrews of Yorktown, Helen Neal of Newport News, Kathie Taylor of Atlanta, Beverly Russell and Lynda Lasswel of Jupiter, Fla.; a brother, Bob Avant of Newport News; and five grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Joshua, Brittany and Brian.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. William L. Vann. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the church.

He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 41 years, his children and a host of nieces, family and friends.

Samuel C. Curtis Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Samuel Claude Curtis Sr., 79, of the 600 block of Johnstown Road, went to rest Oct. 15, 1999, in a Chesapeake hospital.

Mr. Curtis was born in Old Norfolk County and was the son of the late Caddie C. and Mary Elizabeth Bowles Curtis. He was an Army veteran serving with the Rainbow 242nd Division during World War II and was very active in the move to establish a World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. He had served as a supervisor with C&P Telephone Co. for 29 1/2 years. After leaving C&P, he worked at Curtis Plumbing & Heating in Chesapeake. His memberships included the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of Rainbow 242nd Division.

He is survived by his wife, Arline C. Curtis; three sons, Samuel Claude Curtis Jr. of Heathsville, Va., William F. Curtis of Virginia Beach and Alan B. Curtis of Norfolk; a stepdaughter, Marcelle Lee Billman of Chesapeake; a sister, Dorothy Parkerson of La Mesa, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by Dr. James Driscoll. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6340 Center Drive, Building 7, Suite 129, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Joseph C. Sullivan
CHESAPEAKE -- Joseph Carl Sullivan, 73, of the 1800 block of Wolfsnare Road, died Oct. 15, 1999.

Carl was a Portsmouth native and lived in Tidewater all his life. He was the son of the late John Lester and Nellie O'Brien Sullivan and was predeceased by his sister, Shelia Quartucci, and his brother, John Lester Sullivan Jr. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Portsmouth and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He later attended Columbia University in New York. He was an engineer for 10 years with Dixie Jute Manufacturing Co. prior to being the general contractor in his J.C. Sullivan Construction Co. for over 30 years, from which he retired. He was a former member of the Ocean View Knights of Columbus and a life member of the International Order of the Alhambra, Padul Caravan 69.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Anne Bullock Sullivan; a daughter, Anna Sullivan Leonard and her husband, Michael, of Chesapeake; two sons, Samuel Walter Sullivan and his wife, Margot, of San Diego, Calif., and Patrick Joseph Sullivan of Virginia Beach; his sister-in-law, Gertrude A. Sullivan of Bowie, Md.; his brother-in-law, Edward ``Gussie'' Bullock of Kingsland, Texas; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael and Amanda Rose Leonard, both of Chesapeake; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 20 Koger Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502. The family will gather at 824 Forest Lake Drive, Chesapeake, following the interment.

Rebecca C. Atkinson
NORFOLK -- Rebecca Carr Atkinson, 54, of the 8900 block of Semmes Ave., died Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Baltimore, she had retired as administrator for Community Improvements, City of Norfolk. She was a secretary and office manager for Metro Tech Associates.

Survivors include her husband, John B. Atkinson; a son, Samuel Carr Davidson Sr. of Virginia Beach; her parents, Hilda Crocker Carr and William David Carr II of Hampton; two brothers, Paul Carr of Hampton and William Carr III of Norfolk; a grandson, Samuel Carr Davidson Jr. of Virginia Beach; and a daughter-in-law, Lori Lynn Davidson of Virginia Beach.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Evelyn G. Carney
NORFOLK -- Evelyn G. Carney of the 900 block of Bainbridge Blvd. died Oct. 11, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Norfolk and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Berkley.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Pemberton of Severn, Md.; a son, Rudolph Carney of Norfolk; a sister, Elizabeth McCoy of Norfolk; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Berkley, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Charles Hart. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Juawann J. Coward
NORFOLK -- Juawann JBar Coward, 17 1/2 , of the 700 block of A Ave., passed away Oct. 15, 1999.

He is survived by his parents, Helen A. Cooper of Norfolk and Jonnie M. Clements Jr. of Chesapeake; a sister; three brothers; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Strait Gate Evangelistic Church. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Joelynn W. Godwin
NORFOLK -- Joelynn W. Godwin, 36, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Joy, as she also was known, was born to David and the late Elizabeth Walker on Sept. 30, 1963, in Newport News. She was a 1982 graduate of Hampton High School and was enrolled at Tidewater Community College at the time of her death. She was a loyal and faithful member of Rhema Christian Center, Newport News, where she was a faithful member of the usher board.

Joy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Victor Godwin Sr.; two sons, Victor Jr. and Jerome; two daughters, Shanisha and Victoria of the home; her father, David Walker of Hampton; a brother, Dennis Walker and his wife, Felicia, of Hampton; a sister, Keisha Reese of Norfolk; mother-in-law, Joan G. Jones of Newport News; father-in-law, Vernon Godwin of Hampton; a sister-in-law, Charlene Barnes and her husband, Tim Barnes Sr., of Newport News; an aunt, Ernestine Johnson of Newport News; three nieces, Charneice, Ciara and Shayna; and two nephews, Tim Jr. and Deonta.

A wake will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Cooke Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church by Pastor Kenneth and Alice McDade officiating. Interment will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Richard L. McCausey
NORFOLK -- Richard L. McCausey, 69, a Norfolk native, died Oct. 14, 1999, at home. He was the son of the late Ernest L. McCausey and is survived by his mother, Thelma L. McCausey.

Mr. McCausey was an active member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church and the Wesleymen's Bible Class. He was retired from the supply department, Naval Operating Base. As an infantryman in the U.S. Army, he was in the first unit sent to the front to aid Korea during the war.

Mr. McCausey is also survived by two nephews; one niece; one great-nephew; two great-nieces; one great-great-niece; his maternal uncle and two aunts; several cousins; and his good friend, Mr. Ike.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Morris Bennett at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23503. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Douglas C. Powers
NORFOLK -- Douglas Campbell Powers, M.D., 42, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, died of cancer on Sept. 23, 1999, at Oakwood Nursing Center in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Powers was director of the geriatric clinical research center at the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at EVMS. He was an internationally recognized expert in immunology and vaccine research and the author of numerous research papers, abstracts and book chapters on infectious diseases and the elderly.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Powers graduated as valedictorian from Shady Side Academy. He attended Amherst College, receiving Phi Beta Kappa honors in his junior year and graduating magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in chemistry. He earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1983 and completed his internship and residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Dr. Powers began his research while completing a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. From 1987 to 1990, he served as medical staff fellow at the Gerontology Research Center, National Institutes on Aging in Baltimore. He became a diplomate with the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1986, and was board-certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

He was an instructor in the department of internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then served for six years as assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Powers also served as staff physician specializing in geriatrics at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center GRECC.

Most recently, Dr. Powers served as associate professor in the department of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Powers' awards included the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research. He was widely published and recognized for his work in immunology and aging, vaccine efficacy and modulation, and infectious diseases. Dr. Powers served as the associate editor for the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences Section and a manuscript reviewer for numerous medical journals.

He is survived by his wife, Polly Powers of Norfolk; a son, Kyle D. Powers of Melbourne, Fla.; his mother, Ellen Maclachlan Powers of Pittsburgh and North East, Pa.; his father, Berri G. Powers and his wife, Edith Powers, of McMurray, Pa.; a sister, Molly S. Webb of Kingwood, Texas; a brother, Graham Powers of Westerville, Ohio; and an aunt, Dr. Margaret J. Maclachlan of Pittsburgh and North East, Pa.

Dr. Powers' remains have been donated for medical research. A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at their home in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Douglas C. Powers, M.D., Endowed Research Professorship, EVMS, P.O. Box 5, Norfolk, VA 23501-0005.

William C. Coles Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- William C. ``Billy'' Coles Sr., 76, of the 200 block of Bedford Court, died Oct. 14, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Coles retired as a foreman from Sprinkle Masonary after 20 years. He was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, the United Voices and the Male Chorus.

Survivors include his wife, Lula R. Coles; two daughters, Patricia Ann Griggs of Georgia and Mary Alice Jenkins of Virginia; two foster daughters, Patsy Yelity and Millie Brown, both of Virginia; three sons, William C. Coles Jr. of Colorado, Richard Coles of Virginia and Curtis Coles of California; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Ophelia R. Cooke
PORTSMOUTH -- Ophelia R. Cooke, 72, of the 900 block of Chumley Road, died Oct. 14, 1999.

Born in Odgen, Utah, she was a member of Centennial Baptist Church, where she was a former church clerk and missionary.

The widow of Rudolph Cooke, she is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Hicks and Andria Cannady; and a son, Rudolph Cooke.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Centennial Baptist Church by the Rev. Robert Addison. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will assemble at 944 Chumley Road, Apt.2-F. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary E. Layne
PORTSMOUTH -- Mary Elizabeth Layne, 74, of the first block of Cypress Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in her residence.

She was a native of Aulander, N.C., and was the widow of Orville O. Layne Sr. She was a charter member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda L. Hathaway and her husband, Wayne C., of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, Orville ``Buster'' Layne and his wife, Ernestine, of Portsmouth; a sister, Thelma Hurdle of Aulander; four grandchildren, Michael Chad Perkins, Brian Layne, Mary Beth Pearce and Shelly Lewis; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Pinecrest Baptist Church Building Fund.

Willie Moore Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Willie Moore Jr. of the 200 block of Bedford Court died Oct. 12, 1999, in Boston. He was born in Portsmouth.

Survivors include a daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Moore Sr.; four sisters; four brothers; and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be at noon Tuesday in Holy Light Church of Deliverance, Portsmouth. The family will be at 205 Bedford Court. Viewing will be from noon until 7 p.m. Monday. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen T. Bridges
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Louise Taylor Bridges, 97, of Virginia Beach, died Oct. 15, 1999. Born in Como, Miss., she had been a resident of Norfolk, Princess Anne County or Virginia Beach since 1925.

``Petah,'' as she was fondly known, earned a bachelor of music degree at Hollins College, Class of 1923, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was the oldest member of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk.

The widow of Bartow Hughes Bridges, she is survived by two sons, Bartow Hughes ``Pat'' Bridges Jr. of Virginia Beach and Harry Taylor Bridges of Springfield, Va.; two grandsons, Bart Bridges of Virginia Beach and the Rev. Thomas Bridges of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kaye Congleton; and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1264 Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Restoration Fund of Freemason Street Baptist Church, Freemason and Bank Streets, Norfolk, VA 23510.

George S. Dozier
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George Stephen Dozier died Oct. 16, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Norfolk, and was the son of James W. Dozier and Margaret T. Dozier. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances E. Dozier; three sons, Robert H. Dozier and his wife, Linda, of Lynchburg, Va., Earl N. Dozier and his wife, Cynthia, of Raleigh, N.C., and Tazewell S. Dozier; four grandchildren, Kendel D. Lively and her husband, Michael, of Roanoke, Va., Amber D. van der Meer and her husband, Stephen, of Richmond, Sarah E. Dozier and Robert W. Dozier of Raleigh; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.

He was the youngest and last surviving of nine children. He retired as a stevedore superintendent with over 30 years of service on the waterfront. He was a member of Colonial Avenue Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Evelyn Puckett at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Colonial Avenue Methodist Church, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Colonial Avenue Methodist Church, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters or to a charity of your choice.

Ernest Feggins
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ernest Feggins of the 4600 block of Islander Court died Oct. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Born in South Hill, Va., he was a retired U.S. postal worker with 30 years of service and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church and its Deacon Board and Male Usher Board.

Survivors include his wife, Theola Black Feggins; two daughters, Rolane J. Soso of Freehold, N.J., and Bronda L. Feggins of Virginia Beach; two sons, Jay R. Feggins and Noel Feggins, both of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Ada Yarborough and Luvenia Madden, both of Roxebury, Mass.; a brother, Wesley Feggins of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a son-in-law, Gary Soso; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morning Star Baptist Church by the Rev. C.H. Williams. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Cemetery. The remains will be ready for viewing at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 3:30 p.m. Monday. A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. The family will assemble at noon for the procession.

Phillip D. Horton
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Phillip D. Horton, 65, died Oct. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Mercedes H. Hughey
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mercedes ``Pete'' H. Hughey, 84, died Oct. 15, 1999, at Virginia Beach General Hospital, where she volunteered for many years.

While earning her library science degree at night, she began serving as a librarian in the Virginia Beach school system, and worked there until her retirement.

Mrs. Hughey was predeceased by her husband, Bill, and is survived by three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Wycliffe Presbyterian Church on North Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.

Anna L. Ritter
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Anna L. Ritter, 94, of Brighten Gardens, Virginia Beach, and formerly of Norfolk, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Togus, Maine, she was a member of Zion Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was very active in community volunteer work, the Meadowbrook Elementary P.T.A. and, for many years, worked as a volunteer Pink Lady at DePaul Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Gurley W. Ritter Sr., whom she married in 1925; a daughter, Barbara R. Beazley; and her parents, Marie T. LeGault and Joseph LeGault.

Mrs. Ritter is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marie W. and Robert Kingsley of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gurley W. Ritter Jr. and Elizabeth Ritter of Norfolk, David G. Ritter and Barbara Ritter of Virginia Beach; a son-in-law, Richard Beazley of Glen Allen, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. John LeGault. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Danny D. Simpkins Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Danny David Simpkins Sr., 50, of the 800 block of Plymouth Lane, died Oct. 16, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Washington, D.C., and was a painter.

Survivors include his wife, Maria L. Simpkins; two daughters, Misty Rose of Altemont Springs, Fla., and Stephanie Simpkins of Longdell, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Wendy J. Coulson of Virginia Beach; three sons, Danny David Simpkins Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., Sean David Simpkins and William Clayton Simpkins, both of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Joan Lewis of Deltona, Fla., Rose Pierce of Waldorf, Md., and Vera Fields of Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Charles Simpkins Jr. and Robert Dyer, both of Waldorf, and Dale Dyer of Brandywine, Md.; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Lee Sorey.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Pastor John W. Godfrey. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Elsie A. Wilson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elsie Ann Wilson, 79, of the 3900 block of Ridgeview Road, died Oct. 15, 1999, at Bayside Health Care.

Born in Colon, Republic of Panama, she was a retired seamstress with 40 years of service. She was a member of Colon Baptist Church, Panama, and the Samaritan Lodge of Colon, Republic of Panama. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Wilson, and a son, Leroy Austin.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Elida Wilson de Quiroz of Panama, Elsie Wilson de Lozano of Florida, Ines Wilson de Aronatequi of Virginia Beach, Gilberto Wilson of California and Cherry Wilson de Ford of Virginia Beach; and her grandchildren, Gisela Ardila de Deloatch, Aurelio Bolivar Ardila Jr., Eric Sutherland Jr., Shawn Sutherland, Yisell Austin, Julio P. Lozano Jr., Gabriel Lozano, Irma Lozano, Nilka Lozano de Nasario, Jamilett Lozano, Tamara Lozano, Abigal Zuleika Pacheco de Arcia, Wendy Pacheco, Kilsa Benjamin, Dawn Wilson, Gilberto Wilson Jr., Kisha Wilson, Joshua Wilson, Caleb Wilson, Jose Ford Jr., Tarrene Ford and Adrian Ford; her great-grandchildren, Tarrion Deloatch Riviere, Jimmy Deloatch, Trevor Wallock, Kristofer Austin, Andrea Ardila, Yoshabel Y. Ardila, Amon Ardila, Oriel Sutherland, Gabriela Nasario, Giovanna Lozano, Julio A. Lozano, Mina Williams, Tiana Wilson and Bobby Joe Wilson; and her brother, Alphonso Bell.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Green Run Baptist Church by the Rev. T. Shane Martin. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday where a Christian wake service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Lucille P. Matthews
ISLE OF WIGHT -- Lucille Parker Matthews, 95, a native of Isle of Wight County and former Norfolk resident, died Oct. 16, 1999, at Virginia Beach Healthcare Center, Virginia Beach.

She was the widow of Montgomery Cleveland Matthews and the daughter of the late George and Mary Lou Turner Parker. Mrs. Matthews was a member of Ghent United Methodist Church, and had retired as an executive secretary for Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by her sister, Virginia P. Carr of Norfolk; and several nieces and nephews, including N.F. ``Pete'' Carr Jr. of Zuni.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made payable to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Zuni/IOW Flood Relief Fund, c/o Farmers Bank, P.O. Box 285, Zuni, VA 23487, attention Patty Webb. Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, is handling arrangements.

Leroy Moore Sr.
FRANKLIN -- Leroy Moore Sr. of the 1500 block of Mariner St. died Oct. 13, 1999, at his residence after a short illness.

He was a native of Franklin, a son of the late Andrew Moore and the late Annie Lee Lenders. He was the husband of Janie Moore. He was a member of New Mount Zion -- Plasant Plain Baptist Church. He was retired.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Leroy Moore Jr.; a stepson, Jeffrey; his stepdaughters, Veronica and Vivian; a stepbrother, Reggie Gilliam; and a sister, Evelyn Ricks Harrell.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday in Elvin Vaughan Funeral Chapel by Dr. Henry Blunt. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.

Norma L. McCoy
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Norma Lee McCoy, 71, died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Salyer Funeral Home.

Lauretta B. Mears
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Lauretta B. Mears, 81, died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Salyer Funeral Home.

Marguerite S. Smith
PAINTER -- Marguerite Savage Smith, 82, died Oct. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Belle Haven Cemetery. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge.

Ruby L. Watson
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Ruby Lee Watson died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fox and Holston Funeral Home.

Eva S. Bowser
COLUMBIA -- Eva Sykes Bowser, 68, of Route 2, died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Zion Grove Disciples Church. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge.

Albert L. Caouette
WILMINGTON -- Albert Louis Caouette of Wilmington and Franklin, Va., died Oct. 15, 1999, after a sudden illness. Born Jan. 22, 1950, in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of Henry and Doria Caouette of Mechanic Falls, Maine. Mr. Caouette was employed by SWB Construction Co. as a safety coordinator.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Catherine Arthur Smith Caouette; a son, John Caouette of Lewiston, Maine; a stepson, Julian Craft Smith III and his wife, Hyun Hee, and their daughter, Caylin, of Fayetteville; four brothers, Bert LaPlante and Thomas Caouette of Lewiston, Ronald Caouette of Asheboro and Daniel Caouette of Zebulon; and three sisters, Pauline Clavet of Lewiston, Linda Norris of Zebulon and Lisa Olmstead of Lisbon Falls, Maine.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. James Episcopal Church by the Rev. Joseph W. Cooper. Memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725 Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Dorothy C. Gaylord
JAMESVILLE -- Dorothy Carson Gaylord, 86, died Oct. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jamesville Cemetery. Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, is in charge.

Ethel S. Ivey
CURRITUCK -- Ethel Sears Ivey, 90, died Oct. 16, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Wilson-Ivey Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Frank Reeves Jr.
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Frank Reeves Jr., 77, of Colington Harbour, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in a Chesapeake hospital.

Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., Mr. Reeves was a retired representative for Metropolitan Life. He also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the son of the late Frank and Lydia Markle Reeves Sr. and the husband of the late Rosemary Ross Reeves.

Survivors include two daughters, Candace R. Norrell of Kill Devil Hills and Marylee R. Tarrats of New York; a sister, Dorothy R. Zachary of Port Jervis, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Building Fund. Twiford Colony Chapel is handling arrangements.

Della L. Vann
EURE -- Della Lilly Vann, 86, formerly of Barfield Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

Mrs. Vann was born in Perquimans County, N.C. She and her husband, the late Howard A. Vann, farmed and operated Vann's Poultry Farm together for many years. She was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Howard A. Vann of Nebraska City, Neb., and Thomas W. Vann of Eure; a sister, Mamie Williams of Pocomoke, Md.; two half sisters, Gladys Appleman of Dallas, Texas, and Laura Micklos of Uniontown, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Edge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, 1557 NC Hwy. 37, Eure. Memorial donations may be made to the Eure Volunteer Fire Department, Eure, NC 27935.

Alton R. White
ELIZABETH CITY -- Alton Ray White, 96, of the 600 block of Okisko Road, died Oct. 16, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.

Evelyn E. White
COLERAIN -- Evelyn Evans White, 77, of the 2100 block of NC 45 North, died Oct. 15, 1999, in Chowan Hospital.

She was a native of Bertie County and the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Leaha Parrish White. Mrs. White was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Everett Sutton White; a son, Richard Sutton White of Pulaski, Va.; two brothers, Ervin Evans of Suffolk and Joe P. Evans of Trap, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Tripp and the Rev. Cecil Harkey. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor. Memorial gifts may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 736 Bethany Church Road, Colerain, NC 27924, or to the Colerain Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 397, Colerain, NC 27924.

Rodney C. White Jr.
GREENVILLE -- Capt. Rodney Clayton White Jr., 85, of the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive, passed away Oct. 15, 1999.

Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Rodney C. White Sr. and Ruth Almond White. He had retired as a docking pilot for C&O Railroad and Norfolk Naval Base.

He was a member of Church of Christ in Norfolk, a longtime member of the Master Mates and Pilots Association and the International Antique Automobile Association. He was a 32nd degree Mason with Poquoson Blue Lodge No. 49, Scottish Rite Bodies and Khedive Temple of the Shrine.

He is survived by his wife of three years, Jeanette W. White; two sons, Rodney C. White III of Surry County and Donald Lee White of Poquoson; a daughter, Nina Mae Hitt, also of Poquoson; a stepdaughter, Lois A. Allen of Virginia Beach; a brother, James L. White of Norfolk; three sisters, Udell Barlow of Virginia Beach, Margaret Bradley of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Mary Simmons of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A funeral with Masonic rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, by the Rev. Raymond Whitehurst and the Rev. Paul Harfst. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Friends may join the family from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Childrens Hospitals.

Frank C. Cross
ROANOKE -- Frank Collins Cross, 70, died Oct. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church. Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge.

Margaret B. Terada
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Margaret B. ``Peggy'' Terada, 77, a retired Navy personnel director, died Sept. 21, 1999, in Wuesthoff Progressive Health Care in Viera, Fla.

Mrs. Terada was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School in Duquesne, Pa. She was a Navy veteran and former commander of American Legion Post 118 in Norfolk. She had resided in Florida since 1975 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Terada. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Hanbury of Norfolk; brothers, Rudolph Bodnar of San Carlos, Calif., and Zoltan Bodnar of Canfield, Ohio; sister, Olga Hunt of West Mifflin, Pa.; and companion, Grace Manganaro of Rockledge.

Donations may be made to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 75 Barton Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955. Acknowledgments may be sent to Debra Hanbury, 1850 Parkview Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503.


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