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|Eleanor K. Ferebee
CHESAPEAKE -- Mary Eleanor Kellam Ferebee, 84, went to rest Oct. 17, 1999, at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law.
Eleanor, a Portsmouth native, was a graduate of the Norfolk General School of Nursing. She was a member of Eastern Star Victory Chapter No. 16 and a 75-year member of Cradock United Methodist Church.
The widow of Ralph L. Ferebee Sr., she is survived by one son, Ralph L. ``Skip'' Ferebee Jr. and his wife, Dianne; three grandchildren, Ralph L. ``Skip Jr.'' III and his wife, Pattie, of Williamsburg, Tracy Millard and her husband, Andy, of Portsmouth, and Dawn Lemon and her husband, Shawn, of Gloucester; and two ``beautiful'' twin great-granddaughters, Alexis and Zoe Ferebee.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cradock United Methodist Church by the Rev. Waverly Smith. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice at Maryview or to Cradock United Methodist Church.
Juanita F. Mastrangelo
Mrs. Mastrangelo was born in Monroe, Ga., raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived in Roanoke, Va., and most recently in Chesapeake for 16 years. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bernice Wootten Fambrough. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, and a member of the Fambrough Family Society, which can trace its ancestry back to the year 1130.
Mrs. Mastrangelo was a graduate of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga, Class of 1945. She was a registered nurse and was a captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp., and was a veteran of the Korean War. She served her country in Korea at one of the first three MASH units ever activated and remained in Korea for the first six months of that war. Following her overseas duty, she was the night supervisor for the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army Hospital, where she remained until her marriage in 1954.
Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, John Stanley Mastrangelo, Sr.; a daughter, Charlotte M. Barbini, and her husband, Jack, of Chesapeake; three sons, John S. Mastrangelo Jr. and his wife, Rita, of Hollister, Calif., Stephen C. Mastrangelo and M. Adam Mastrangelo and his wife, Teresa, all of Roanoke; a sister, Wanda F. Netsel of Daytona Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and two nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church by the Rev. Christian Haydinger. Friends and family are invited to a reception immediately following the Mass in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Chesapeake Chapel, today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice.
Raymond A. Johnson
Mr. Johnson was born in Tinsley, Ky. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a storekeeper after 22 years of service. He also was employed by the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk. He was a member of Norview Baptist Church and the Fleet Reserve Association No. 60. He received several Good Conduct Medals. During World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Johnson served on USS Bridget, USS Alfred A. Cunningham, USS Bushnell, USS Proteus, USS Helena and USS Monitor.
Survivors include his wife, Willie M. Johnson; a daughter, Anne Gunter, and her husband, Robert, of Middlesboro, Ky.; a sister, Winston Mable Doepel of Loyall, Ky.; a granddaughter, Sara Gunter; an aunt; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in Norview Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Larry Bateman. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Creeksville Baptist Church Cemetery, Creeksville, N.C. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel, is handling arrangements. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or American Diabetes Association.
Survivors include his mother, Monette McCoy; his father, Antwon Lofton; two sisters, Decorjah Knotts and Ashantie McCoy; two brothers, Detjuane and Antwon McCoy; and three uncles, Vincent McCoy Jr., Cowan McCoy and Devlin Cress.
A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Rosewood Memorial Park. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.
Marjorie M. McIntire
Born in Drakesville, Iowa, Mrs. McIntire retired as a registered nurse after more than 30 years. She was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church and the Big Band Society. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Survivors include her daughters, Elaine Eckman and her husband, Richard, of Severn, Md., Donna McIntire of Norfolk; two sons, Mike McIntire and his wife, Emily, of Morristown, Tenn., John McIntire of Norfolk; two sisters, Thelma Newland of Salem, Ore., and Dorthea Harwood of Runnels, Iowa; three grandchildren, Lisa Eckman, Michelle Eckman and Timothy McIntire. She was predeceased by a daughter, Pat McIntire.
``She was a caring and loving mother who loved and lived life to its fullest.''
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Keith Martin. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Louise D. Williams
Born in Nansemond County, she was a member of Union Baptist Church, Suffolk. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Williams; a daughter, Virginia Cole; three sons, Raymond Williams, Samuel Williams Jr. and Leon Williams; and a grandchild, Stephen Williams.
Survivors include her daughters-in-law, Mary Williams and Josie Williams; granddaughter-in-law, Jacqueline Williams; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; nephew, Luther Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in Union Baptist Church, Suffolk, by Pastor Clarence Russell Sr. Burial will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at 442 Cobblewood Arch, Chesapeake, for the procession.
Bernard O. Moore
Born in Crittenden, Va., he retired as a boat builder from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, DAV Chapter No. 41, Cradock National Order of Trench Rats No. 185, VFW Post 993 and Cradock American Legion Post No. 141, Richmond. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
The widower of Jane A. Moore, he is survived by four daughters, Katharine Randall Koon and her husband, Michael K., of Portsmouth, Carolyn Jane Dail and her husband, Thomas E., of Suffolk, Mary Anne Cowfer and her husband, Robert, of Okeechobee, Fla., Susan Moore Pruitt and her husband, Bruce L., of South Mills, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Koon, Cynthia Clopp, Jennifer Miller, Rebecca Collins, Debra Riggins, Dennis Bailey and Billy Collins; 13 step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Dr. Dennis Buchholz. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.
Marvin L. Wilbanks
He is survived by his wife, Betty Wilbanks; three stepchildren, Kimberly Franklin of Hanover, Kevin and Eric Edwards, both of Richmond; his sister, Fair Garland; his brother, Charles Wilbanks; and four grandchildren.
John D. Beatty
Born in Spring Church, Pa., he was retired after 30 years as owner and operator of Beatty Heating and Plumbing and Beatty Hardware in North Apollo, Pa. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Norfolk, a life member of the Apollo, Pa., Elks Lodge No. 386, Apollo Masonic Lodge No. 437, A.F.&A.M., Apollo Scottish Rite Bodies, Syria Temple of the Shrine, Pittsburgh, Pa., V.A.L. Caravan No. 13, and the Apollo Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Lucille Beatty; a daughter, Shirley A. Leafe and her husband, Judge Joseph A. Leafe, of Norfolk; a sister, Lucille Winger of Indiana, Pa.; two brothers, Harold Beatty and William Beatty, both of Spring Church, Pa.; three grandchildren, Dr. Julie L. Damman, M.D., Laurie S. Leafe, both of Norfolk, and Amy L. McCormack and her husband, Edward F. McCormack, of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Matthew McCormack and Erin McCormack, both of Chicago; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday in First Lutheran Church of Norfolk by Pastor Judy Cobb. Burial will be in Boiling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Spring Church, Pa. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to First Lutheran Church of Norfolk, 1301 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517.
Elaine DeWolfe Cardillo
A Tidewater resident since 1955, she was a native of Chicago and graduated from Community College for Women in 1939 at the age of 20. She became one of the first women copywriters with the major advertising agencies and was a key participant in a number of national campaigns, including a government savings bonds drive that won her personal recognition from the secretary of the Treasury. Mrs. Cardillo moved to Norfolk when she married a naval officer, Robert Joseph Cardillo, and lived in the area ever since except for duty tours in Paris and the Philippines. Capt. Cardillo passed away in 1991.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Ann Campbell of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two stepdaughters, Katherine Cardillo Bankston of Slidell, La., and Elizabeth Cardillo of Waveland, Miss.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, Virginia Beach. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Jerry M. Carr
Mr. Carr was born July 4, 1954, in Alabama to the late Wiley Chalmer Carr and Virginia Lois Thurman of Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Carr was a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College.
Lt. Carr enlisted in the Navy in 1975 as an Ocean Systems Technician Analyst, joining the Navy's Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS). The mission of IUSS is to detect, localize and track submarines and other targets of interest for United States Navy fleet customers. Through tours both stateside and abroad, to include Naval Facility Brawdy, Wales, United Kingdom, he achieved the rank of chief petty officer and then was selected through the Navy's Limited Duty Officer program for commission as a naval officer. Receiving his commission in 1992, he returned to Naval Facility Brawdy, Wales, as an ensign and then followed up with a sea tour on the USS Caron (DD-970), whose home port was Norfolk.
Aboard the Caron, he qualified as a surface warfare officer. His most recent assignment was in the Operations Department of Commander, Undersea Surveillance, the headquarters command for IUSS. Lt. Carr's personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Carr is survived by his wife, Deborah Carr of Virginia Beach; a son, Adrian Carr of Virginia Beach; and a brother, Wayne Carr of Birmingham, Ala.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Base Chapel on Dam Neck. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge.
Carl W. Davy
Born in New Hampshire, he was the widower of Velma L. Davy. He retired as a deputy sheriff for the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Department.
Survivors include his son, Michael Davy and his wife, Peggy, of Virginia Beach; and granddaughters, Rachel and Christine Davy.
Private services for the immediate family will be held at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457.
Zoe C. Gordon
Born in Famugusta, Cyprus, she was the owner and operator of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hampton. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Norfolk, the Golden Years Club, Cyprus Benevolent Club and the Philoptochos Society and the Womens Club.
The widow of Michael Gordon, she is survived by three nieces, Stella Pappas and her husband, Gregory, of Virginia Beach, Christina Pappas of Florida, Nista Christie of Virginia Beach; two nephews, Costas Kalimeras of Kingston, N.Y., and Michael Kalimeras of Norfolk; four great-nieces, Maria Pappas of Virginia Beach, Maria Constontinou of Kingston, Thoenie Pappas of Virginia Beach, Zoe Lazaron of Maryland; four great-nephews, Tony Kalimeras and Andrew Kalimeras, both of Kingston, Christopher Kalimeras and Billy Kalimeras, both of Saugerties, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Christina Costaintine of Long Island, N.Y., Eva Costaintine of Fort Lee, N.J.; and many friends. Mrs. Gordon was known by all of her great-nieces and -nephews as ``YaYa'' or grandmother.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral by the Rev. Father Constantine P. Rogakos and the Rev. Father Costa G. Christo. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. A trisagian service will be held today at 6 p.m. in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 7220 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505.
Darriell A. Lancaster
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Darriell Allen ``Al'' Lancaster, 66, died Oct. 18, 1999, in his residence.
Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., he retired from the Navy after 23 years and had also retired from the Unisys Co. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Shifflett-Farmer Lancaster; a daughter, Judy Condon Tegeler, and her husband, James, of Chesapeake; a son, Staff Sgt. William H. Farmer, U.S.M.C., and his wife, Julie, stationed at Quantico, Va.; two sisters, Gertrude Worrell of Rocky Mount, N.C., Elizabeth Gardner of Randallstown, Md.; two brothers, James Lancaster and Calvin Lancaster, both of Rocky Mount; and three grandchildren, Kristin Condon, Amanda Condon and Kalista Farmer. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph J. and Mattie Williford Lancaster.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Robert Hitchens. Burial will be in North East Methodist Cemetery, North East, Md. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Comfort Care Health Hospice, 667 Kingsborough Square, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
R. Dennis Lutz
VIRGINIA BEACH -- R. Dennis Lutz, 55, died peacefully at home among family and friends on Oct. 16, 1999.
Born in Philadelphia, he served in the U.S. Navy and retired after 20 years of service. He continued to work in the construction industry until retiring due to illness.
He was the beloved husband of Francine C. Lutz of Virginia Beach; the father of Dennis M. Lutz; father and father-in-law of David M. and Kelly Lutz; and devoted grandfather of Taylor Renea, all of Virginia Beach. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Lutz of Leesburg, Fla.; his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Jeri Lutz of Warrington, Pa., brother-in-law, Bill Michaelsen of Floral City, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Lutz, and sister, Elaine Michaelsen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Per his wishes, there will be a burial at sea at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia Beach Marine Science Museum.
Howard P. Walston
He was born in Moyock, N.C., and was a member of Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church in Moyock.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy ``Jeanie'' Walston of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Carmen Smith of Norfolk and Michelle Hardy of Chesapeake; five sisters, Altheia Gallop of Chesapeake, Mildred Davis and Ruth Edmond, both of Norfolk, Laphorest Cowell of Snowden, N.C., and Vernice Black of Silver Spring, Md.; three brothers, Linwood Walston of Virginia Beach, William H. Walston of Chesapeake and Leon Walston of Maple, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday in New Oak Grove Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Tyrone Johnson. Burial will be in Christian Home Church Cemetery, Moyock. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Michelle L. Mathias
A native of Suffolk, she was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 1315.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sharon H. and David L. Taylor of Windsor; father and stepmother, Frank L. and Karen M. Mathias of Suffolk; maternal grandfather, Francis Holland of Virginia Beach; paternal stepgrandmother, Irene H. Taylor of Annapolis, Md.; and sisters, Amy M. Drumheller of Smithfield and Laura K. Mathias of Suffolk; brother, David L. Taylor II of Murfreesboro, N.C.; and a nephew, Cody Drumheller of Smithfield.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Windsor Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Wilson. Friends may join the family at Hill Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the residence. Moose rites will be held at 7 p.m. today.
Jason D. Stiller
He was a native of Marquette, Mich., and a poultry processor for Perdue Farms. He was a Baptist. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Paul E. Wood.
Survivors include a daughter, Carlie Lorent of Upper Burrell, Pa.; his mother and stepfather, Monet W. and Ronald Gay Sr. of Southampton County; his father, Douglas E. Stiller Sr. of Tarentum; his maternal grandmother, Bertha Wood of Bowman, Ga.; his paternal grandparents, Donald Stiller of Arnold, Pa., and Iona Stiller of Tarentum; his sisters, Penny Gay of Southampton County and Jessica Stiller of Martinsville, Va.; and his brothers, Douglas Stiller Jr. and Ronald Gay Jr., both of Southampton County.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Melvin. The family will receive friends at 337 B Forest Pines, Franklin, Va. Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald A. Whorrall
Mr. Whorrall's survivors include his wife of 47 years, Norma Jean Claussen Whorrall.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Flora L. Merritt
Hazel C. Bauer
Born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., she was a beloved wife and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived most of her life in Maryland and Virginia before retiring to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1992.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robert J. ``Red'' Bauer; a daughter, Beverly R. Salsberry of Suffolk and her husband, Harold W. Jr.; a son, Rufus M. ``Mac'' Roberts of Nags Head; two sisters, Elizabeth Reints of Chesapeake and Mildred Turner of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Leon Coppedge of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Mark S. Salsberry of Hampton and R. Scott Salsberry and his wife, Lisa B., of Newport News; two great-grandchildren, Jason R. Tureman of Chesapeake and Emily N. Salsberry of Newport News; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by Pastor Glenn S. Bingham. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Betty O. Hartleben
Mrs. Hartleben was born in Hilton, Va., and was a retired secretary for the Research and Development Division with Eastman Kodak Co. She was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and former treasurer of the Duck Civic Association. She was a licensed real estate salesperson with Duck Realty and was a secretary during World War II with the OSI. She was the daughter of the late H.W. and Muriel Sallows Ogden and the wife of the late Fred Harold Hartleben.
She is survived by one daughter, Janice O. VanGorden and husband, Robert, of Eddystone, Pa.; a son, Eric Hartleben and wife, Robin, of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow at the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at Twiford Colony Chapel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. The family will be at the home of the son, Eric Hartleben, 4100 Poor Ridge Road, Kitty Hawk, N.C. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Suite 203, Raleigh Building, 5 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27602.
Shemont A. Holley
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Windsor, N.C. The Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Cherry's Funeral Home Inc., Windsor-Merry Hill, is in charge.
Russell C. Vliet Jr.
Odie V. Whitehurst
Nancy S. Edwards
Denton S. Dabbs
Survivors include his wife, Ann; daughters Deanne Dabbs of Richmond and Denise Whitman of Florida; and two grandsons.
His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery in Tennessee.
Edwin T. Holland
KILMARNOCK -- A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Va. (corner of Lorcom Lane and Nellie Custis Drive) for Edwin T. Holland, who died on Sept. 26, 1999. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Holland's name may be made to the Educational Foundation Inc., Rappahannock Community College, Office of the President, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572.
Robert L. Jones
A native of Brighton, Iowa, he moved to Florida from Virginia Beach in 1996. Mr. Jones also retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and served as chief bailiff for Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
He was a member of Fleet Reserve in Hernando, Fla., and a longtime member of the Kempsville Ruritan Club, where he held a number of offices, including president in 1974 and Ruritan of the Year in 1988. He was also a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carolyn, of Ocala; a daughter, Susan Epperly of Virginia Beach; sons David A. Jones of Orange Park, Fla., and Robert W. Jones of Inverness, Fla.; two granddaughters, Robyn Epperly and Danielle Ballard, both of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Kyle Epperly of Virginia Beach and Bryan Jones of Orange Park; a great-grandson, Joshua Ballard of Virginia Beach; a sister, Kathryn Allen of Las Vegas; and a brother, H. Wayne Jones of Davenport, Iowa.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Memorial Chapel, Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, FL 34480.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be missed by all.
Herbert B. Artis
He is survived by his parents, Otelia Artis and Herbert L. Artis of Chesapeake; and two brothers, Raymond Artis of Atlanta and Jerry L. Artis of Chesapeake.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Fitchett Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.
Fannie M. Farr
Sean M. Fritz Jr.
Mary A. Hill
She was a native of Berkley, Va., and was the daughter of the late Will and Ida Davis. Mrs. Hill was the loving wife of the late Joseph Hill Sr. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful and steadfast member for over 60 years of the Herald of His Coming Church of God In Christ. Mother Hill was the president of the Mother Board and was the oldest resident of her community.
Mother Hill was the mother of 11 children. She was predeceased by three children, three sisters and four brothers. Mrs. Hill leaves to cherish her memories Margaret Carter and her husband, Jack, of Glen Burnie, Md., Carrie Spence and Shirley Jefferson and her husband, Edward, all of Chesapeake, Eleanor Fields of Matoca, Va., Alice Davis and her husband, Aldolphus, and Deborah Hill, all of Norfolk, Joseph Hill Jr. of Chesapeake, David Hill Sr. of Norfolk and Eugene Hill and his wife, Deborah, of Lauderhill, Fla.; a sister, Ida Mae Davis of Berkley, Va.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Herald of His Coming COGIC, 727 E. 27th St., Norfolk, by Elder Ronald Sewells. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Family and friends will assemble at 4128 Everett St. at 10 a.m. for the procession. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.
Reatha M. Hollomon
Born in South Norfolk, she was a homemaker and a former member of Bethel Assembly of God. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Raymond Lewis Holloman, owner of Raymond's Barber Shop. She was predeceased by her parents, Eva Todd Sawyer and Lester Sawyer.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Wynell and Stan Starke, Anita and Ronnie Freeman; a granddaughter, Joy Thibault, all of Chesapeake; three grandsons, Arlen Heimbach of Minnesota, Travis and Brice Freeman, both of Chesapeake; and two great-granddaughters, Caitlin Thibault and Shelby Thibault, both of Chesapeake.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Assembly of God Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Ron Wienke. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.
Thomas E. Mohr
He was born on Sept. 28, 1970, in Newport, R.I., and was the son of Michael Mohr and Frances Cornelissen. He was employed by Wright Masonry Co. and had attended Indian River High School. He was a loving son, brother and uncle.
In addition to his parents, his memories will be cherished by his stepmother, Brenda Mohr; his stepfather, Thomas Cornelissen; four sisters, Frances Butters and her husband, Bill, of Hopewell, Va., Michelle Zabinsky and her husband, Chris, Carrie Johnston and her husband, Mark, and Kathleen Mohr, all of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Michael Mohr Jr. and his wife, Sherry, and Kevin Mohr, all of Chesapeake; three stepbrothers, Brian, Linwood and Michael Collins of Virginia Beach; a stepsister, Necole Collins of Virginia Beach; six nieces, Sarah Butters, Tiffany and Britany Zabinsky, Amber and Ashley Mohr and Chelsea Armstrong; four nephews, Shane Butters, Michael Mohr III, Devon Collins and Nicholas Collins; many aunts and uncles; and special friends, Troy and Laura Cooley.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kellum Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill Chapel, in Kempsville by the Rev. Robert Pittman. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Paul T. Murray
Born in Boston, Mass., he retired as a U.S. Navy commander after 30 years of service and as a comptroller for the city of Norfolk after 16 years of service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 3160 and Knights of Columbus. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and Catholic.
He is survived by his wife, Erna C. Murray; a daughter, Lori Barham of Greenville, N.C.; four sons, Paul T. Murray Jr., Peter Murray and Patrick Murray, all of Norfolk, and Hoyt L. Barger of Chesapeake; a sister, Ruth Lorsen of Massachusetts; two brothers, Robert Murray of Canada and Arthur Murray of Massachusetts; and six grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with military honors. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
James H. Johnson
Born in Oyster Bay, N.Y., he had been retired 11 years from AT&T after 23 years of service.
He is survived by a sister, Edna Mae Beckett of Jamaica, N.Y.; three brothers, Talbot Johnson Jr. of Jamaica, N.Y., Samuel B. Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Thomas L. Johnson of Norfolk; a former devoted wife, Elizabeth Johnson of Oakland, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Johnson of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Graves Funeral Home by the Rev. Doreatha Custis. Interment will be held at a later date in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
Kelvin L. Jenkins
Born in Portsmouth, he was the self-employed owner and operator of Insulation Plus Termite & Pest Control. He was a faithful lifetime member of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth where he was a member of the choir. He also played bass guitar for the choir.
Survivors include his wife, Cherita Copeland-Jenkins of the home; their three sons, Brandon Copeland, Joshua Jenkins and Aaron Jenkins, all of Portsmouth; in addition, Kelvin Key and Lannell Wiggins, both of Portsmouth, and Dion Gordon of Savannah, Ga.; his father, Cleo Jenkins Sr. of Portsmouth; a brother, Cleo Jenkins Jr. of Chesapeake; four grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, India Mae Jenkins.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grove Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Dr. Melvin O. Marriner. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Friday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Queenie V. Sears
Born in Portsmouth, she had retired as a food service employee from Maryview Hospital after seven years. She was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Temple, where she was a member of Usher Board No. 2, Elizabeth Boone Missionary Society, the Widow's Club and the Berean Bible Class of the Sunday School. Mrs. Sears was also a member of Martha Chapter No. 10, Order of Eastern Star; member, Household of Ruth No. 5927, United Order of Odd Fellows; and a member of United Order of Tents.
The widow of Calvin Sears Sr., she is survived by six daughters, Dr. Wilhelminia S. Cherry, Joyce S. Ashe, Cynthia J. Sears and Barbara S. Ellis, all of Portsmouth, Ramona S. Ransom of Chesapeake and the Rev. Patricia Sears of Washington, D.C.; five sons, Richard Sears, Calvin Sears Jr., Michael Tyrone Sears Sr. and James G. Sears, all of Portsmouth, and Spencer Leon Sears of Tacoma, Wash.; a brother and his wife, Granville B. and Mamie C. Vaughan of Portsmouth; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Baptist Temple, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Gregory A. Thomas. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Friday, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Joseph P. Gatling Jr.
He was born in Murfreesboro, N.C., Aug. 28, 1919, and had resided in Newport News, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach areas since 1931. Mr. Gatling graduated fron Newport News High School, attended Ferrum Junior College and graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a B.S. degree. He retired from Norfolk Testing Laboratory as president, after 50 years, in 1992.
He was also on the board of directors for Sampling Associates International. Mr. Gatling was a former Scoutmaster. He was a member of Moose Lodge 898 and was past president of Hampton Roads Coal Association. He was a member of West End United Methodist Church in Portsmouth and was Church School superintendent.
Mr. Gatling was preceded in death by his wife, Louise S. Gatling. He is survived by his daughter, Susan G. Baker of Virginia Beach; son, Vance L. Gatling of Portsmouth; grandchildren, Melissa Baker of Virginia Beach, Christina, Joseph and Jamie Gatling of Portsmouth; four brothers, C.S. Gatling and Robert Gatling of Hampton, William Gatling of Williamsburg and Thomas Gatling of Portsmouth; four sisters, Gloria Godfrey of Newport News, Jeanette Hall, Betty Parker and Myrtle Wilson, all of York County; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Rev. Scott M. Rimer. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Brian T. Guidoboni
He was a 1978 graduate of West Bridgewater High School, where he was active in the Audio-Visual Club, varsity basketball, cross-country and tennis. His natural leadership skills were demonstrated early when he was selected Senior Patrol leader and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 23, West Bridgewater, at the age of 18. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University (U Mass Dartmouth) in 1982 with a degree in political science.
Completing Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I., in January 1983, he was commissioned into the United States Navy by his brother, Lt. j.g. Mark Guidoboni. His commands included: USS Barnstable County (namesake of Barnstable County, Mass.), where he saw action in both Granada and Lebanon and aspired to his Surface Warfare designation (while still an ensign); training officer, Naval Reserve Center (NRC), Providence, R.I.; operations officer, USS Aylwin (FF-1081), Newport, R.I., and USS Shreveport (LPD-12), Norfolk; executive officer, NRC South Weymouth/Quincy, Mass.; and Assault Craft Unit Four, Norfolk.
Cmdr. Guidoboni worked with planning agencies and local civic and political groups to design and oversee construction of the present day Naval Reserve Center, Quincy, Mass. Based on the superlative skills demonstrated in the redesign of the NRC Quincy facility, he was selected by Commander Naval Reserve Force to serve on the Reserve Center 2000 national committee to design future reserve centers.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and numerous personal and unit awards. He was retired from active service on Feb. 27, 1999.
In addition to his wife and children, Brian is survived by his parents, Dr. Richard and Janice Loring Guidoboni; a brother, Mark Guidoboni, and his wife, Cheryl, of Kingston; in-laws, Donald Mahanor and Margaret Yourell Mahanor of Punta Gorda, Fla.; four cousins; four nephews; and three nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1909, Framingham, MA 01701.
William A. Smith
After retiring from the Navy, he became a real estate broker and opened the first Century 21 office in the Virginia Beach area.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise W. Smith; five children, Sherry Dodge of Globe, Ariz., Blake Smith of Los Angeles, Calif., Douglas K. Smith of Virginia Beach, Tracy Smith of Phoenix and Pamela Gordon of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Whitney, Leslee, Daphne and Lindsey of Arizona, Erin, Corbin, Katie and Torie of Virginia Beach; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Kings Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. A graveside service will be held at noon Friday at Princess Anne Memorial Park followed by a memorial service in the Kings Grant Presbyterian Church by Pastor J. Seldon Harris. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge.
Lucille C. Wynn
He is survived by his parents, Xuanguang and Yuan Guo Xu of Virginia Beach; four uncles and their wives, Xuan Ming and Feng Lan Xie of Virginia Beach, Ping and Jifen Hu Xu of Hallandale, Fla., Jianwei Duan and Wenli Zhou of China, Tong Guo of China; an aunt, Lan Guo of China; two grandmothers; and many relatives in China.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamsburg Memorial Park, Williamsburg. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Chinese Baptist Church, 311 Selden Road, Newport News. Both services will be conducted by the Rev. Philip Chao. Visitation will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
A native of Southampton County, she was a retired domestic worker. She had been a member of Rose of Sharon Church for many years and then joined East End Apostic Faith Church. She had been a minister and missionary.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorthy Barrett of Bronx, N.Y.; a grandson, Derek DuBois of Norfolk; a granddaughter, Tamatha Barrett of Bronx; a sister, Ovella Nicholas of Suffolk; and a brother, Elliott Brown of Franklin.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at First Baptist Church, Franklin, by Bishop S.D. Willis. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott's Revival Center. The family will receive friends at 1009 Railroad Ave., where the procession will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Entrusting Hands Funeral Home is in charge.
Marvin F. Key
Earl G. Ross
Carl W. Sanders Jr.
Mr. Sanders was born in St. Joseph, Mo., to the late Carl Williams Sanders Sr. and the late Esther Marie Warner Sanders. He retired as a chemical engineer with Dupont after 32 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated from University of Michigan with a B.S. in engineering, Class of 1947. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church where he was past senior warden and cure warden. He was also a member of the Association for The Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; past director, president of the Cape Charles Rotary Club; Exmore Moose Lodge No. 683; Hampton Roads Moose Lodge No. 199; Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society; Capeville Masonic Lodge No. 107 AF&AM; Portsmouth Scottish Rite Bodies; Khedive Temple Shrine; Eastern Shore Royal Arch Chapter No. 12, Chesapeake Commandery No. 28; Eastern Shore Shrine Club; Eastern Shore Scottish Rite Association; and was listed in Who's Who of the East.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Sturgis Sanders; a daughter, Scherer Preston Sanders of Baltimore; a son, Carl William Sanders III of Eastville, Va.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Duke, Katherine and Alexander Liu. He was predeceased by his first wife, Henrietta Sarah Trower Sanders.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Christ Episcopal Church Yard, Eastville, by the Rev. Harry Crandall. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 367, Eastville, VA 23347. Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville, is handling arrangements.
W. Sanford Bass
A native of Chowan County, he was the widower of Corrine Emminizer Bass and the son of the late Evie Pierce and John Thomas Bass. He was a farmer and a long-standing member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served steadfastly and selflessly in extensive leadership capacities including deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include a daughter, Evie P. ``Pumsy'' Bass and a son, David L. Bass, both of Edenton; two sisters, Eunice B. Bunch and Jessie Rae Bunch, both of Tyner; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, and at other times at the home of David Bass, 217 Emperor Landing Road, Edenton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Young officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the building fund at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1004 Macedonia Road, Edenton, NC 27932.
Myra W. Blow
She was employed by the U.S. Coast Guard Support Center in Elizabeth City, and was formerly employed by the Norfolk Naval Supply Center.
Myra is survived by her husband, Larry Blow; one daughter, Myra S. Blow; one grandson, Jalen Eure; her mother, Mary H. Wolfrey; three brothers, John C. Wolfrey of Sunbury, N.C., Austin A. Wolfrey of Northborough, Mass., and Reginald T. Wolfrey of Richmond; six sisters, Marilyn Bowser-Richardson of Gatesville, N.C., Connie W. Price of Absecon, N.J., Vanessa W. Ellis and Fannie W. Wiggins, both of Portsmouth and Doraine W. Spence and Janice W. Baker, both of Elizabeth City.
There will be a wake at the Cornerstone Baptist Church Community Life Center Chapel in Elizabeth City today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Middle Swamp Baptist Church, Corapeake, N.C. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Walson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Dorothy M. Cowper
Mrs. Cowper was born in Hertford County, N.C. The daughter of the late Daylard E. and Ethel Stevenson Minton, she was a homemaker and a member of Eure Christian Church. She was the wife of the late Riddick Gatling Cowper and was preceded in death by her son, Vernon W. Cowper.
Surviving are three grandsons, Vance R. Cowper and his wife, Laurie, of Springfield, Va., Chris W. Cowper of Woodbridge, Va., and Travis W. Cowper of Gates; a foster daughter, Cheryl Joyner of Tampa, Fla.; and one sister, Rebecca Gillenwaters of Portsmouth.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow in the Gatesville 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. Floral arrangements will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Gates County Rescue Squad, Hwy. 158, Gatesville, N.C. 27938.
Elsie W. Moore
Archie R. Outland
Mr. Outland is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Outland; a son, Archie R. Outland Jr., both of the home; two daughters, Marilyn Schwartz of Washington, D.C., and Jennifer Endracke of Fayetteville; one granddaughter; one grandson; and one sister, Peggy Lowe of Ahoskie.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home by the Rev. Sandy Saunders. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 136-A Bow St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301-5053.
Aura E. Akins
Mrs. Akins was born in Chickasha, Okla., and was a retired executive secretary with the Ethyl Corporation in Richmond. She was the daughter of the late James Bryant and Virginia Cameo Holman and was predeceased by her husband, Howard Munson Akins, in 1990.
She is survived by four sons, Bret H. and his wife, Wendy M. Akins, of Joshua, Texas, Bart M. Akins of Matoaca, Travis L. Akins of New Castle, Craig N. Akins of Arlington; a daughter, Toni A. and her husband, John T. Campagnone, of Colonial Heights; five grandchildren, Lynne M. Campagnone, Leigh Anne Campagnone, Shelby L. Akins, Austin H. Akins and Devin A. Akins; and a brother, James C. Graham of Matoaca.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights, by the Rev. Roland Powell. Interment will follow at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. Family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Giuseppe A. Rubolotta
Louis M. Sod
Dr. Sod, a former resident of Norfolk, was a retired radiologist. He graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; a daughter, Ruth Sod; a son, Eric Sod; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Matty Sod; six grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Gilbert Levin of Norfolk.
A funeral was held in St. Albans, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.