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Ann D. Kristiansen
CHESAPEAKE -- Ann DavisKristiansen, 75, of the 1200 block of Park Ave., died Oct. 23, 1999.

She was born in South Norfolk and was a member of South Norfolk Baptist Church. She and her husband were owners of Ann's Third Floor Antiques.

Survivors include her loving husband, Wilhelm J. Kristiansen; a daughter, Donna, and her husband, Bob Eason, of Franklin; a son, Lance, and his wife, Marilyn Ott, of Norfolk; two brothers, James, and his wife, Kathleen Davis, of Chesapeake and James Morgan Davis of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Joey Eason, Joseph Anjal, Lindsey Stapleton and Kelly and Paul Ott; a great-grandchild, Skyler Elizabeth Stapleton; a niece, Kay, and her three children; and a nephew, Jay.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Magnolia Cemetery, Norfolk, by Dr. Dennis R. Culbreth. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Rice
CHESAPEAKE -- Robert Melvin Rice, 79, of the 4600 block of Leeward Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

He was a native of Portsmouth and the husband of Annie C. Rice. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a ship scheduler. He was a member of Park View Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah R. Wilkerson of Virginia Beach; two sons, Ronald M. Rice of Norfolk and David J. Rice of Chesapeake; and four granddaughters.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by Dr. Scott Salsman. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the memorial fund of Park View Baptist Church.

Barbara Brown Ellis
NORFOLK -- Barbara Brown Ellis, 60, of the 5300 block of Beamon Road, passed away in a local hospital on Oct. 23, 1999.

Born in Porterdale, Ga., she was a homemaker, beloved mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Stanley Richard Ellis, Debbie Ellis, Ronnie Ellis Sr., all of Norfolk, and David Ellis of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice D. Tennis and Sharon Sawyer, both of Norfolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, with the Rev. Fred J. Braswell officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Cornelia C. Forbes
NORFOLK -- Cornelia Corey Forbes, 78, of the 800 block of Tifton Court, died Oct. 20, 1999, at her residence after a short illness.

She was born in Greenville, N.C., Pitt County, to the late Emma Lee Corey and the late Lewis Deford Corey. Mrs. Forbes was a member of Holy Temple United Holy Church, where she was president of the Missionary Department, a senior member of the Board of Mothers and founder of the Outreach Ministry. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. William A. Forbes; two daughters, Jacqueline Forbes Billups-Coleman and Gloria Forbes Patterson; a son, Alfred Lewis Forbes Sr.; two sisters, Julia Williams of Dover, Del., and Geraldine Woods of Greenville, N.C.; two brothers, the Rev. Lorenzo Corey of Greenville and Charles Corey of Hampton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon today at Holy Temple United Holy Church, 2644 Gilmerton Road, by Elder Steven Pierce. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linwood E. Hewitt Sr.
NORFOLK -- Linwood E. Hewitt Sr., 70, of the 500 block of Summers Drive, died Oct. 23, 1999, in his residence.

He was born in Norfolk and had retired from civil service as an electrician. He was a Mason and member of Elizabeth Lodge No. 34.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marie S. Hewitt; a daughter, Lisa M. Miller; two sons, Linwood E. Hewitt Jr. and Michael L. Hewitt; and a sister, Nellie Murrell and her husband, Bobby, all of Norfolk; two grandchildren who were the apple of his eye, Paige N. Miller and Justin R. Miller; a special niece, Debbie Poole and her husband, Art, of Norfolk; and his mother and father-in-law, Estelle and Ku Simmons of Norfolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Preacher Kenneth Gosnell. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ida F. Lane
NORFOLK -- Ida F. Lane, 85, of the 200 block of Suburban Parkway, died Oct. 19, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Lane was born in Bamberg, S.C., and lived most of her life in Richmond and Norfolk. She was the widow of William H. Lane and a member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia L. Scott, and her husband, Raymond E. Scott, of Virginia Beach; a granddaughter, Mary Beth Lugo, and her husband, Lt. John S. Lugo of Hawaii; a grandson, J. Barry Scott, and his wife, Larita Patricia Scott, of Chesapeake; and a great-grandson, Kyle Taylor Scott of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements. Contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

William L. Chapman
PORTSMOUTH -- William L. Chapman, 43, of the 100 block of Gilmerton Ave., died Oct. 21, 1999. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home.

Maurice Winfield Dennis Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Maurice W. Dennis Jr., 95, of the 4700 block of W. Norfolk Road died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at 2:05 a.m. in a nursing home in Lawrenceville, Va. He was a retiree of Procter and Gamble after 25 years of service.

He was a native of Churchland, Va., and the son of the late Maurice W. Dennis Sr. and Bessie Christian Dennis and the husband of the late Ruth Tayloe Dennis of Bertie County, N.C. He was a member and deacon of Churchland Baptist Church. He also was a member of Churchland Lodge No. 276 AF&AM for 61 years.

He is survived by two sons, Maurice Winfield Dennis III and his wife, Linda, of Suffolk and Robert Tayloe Dennis and his wife, Brenda, of Lawrenceville, Va.; a brother, Karl C. Dennis of Portsmouth; and three sisters, Julia Bowen of Portsmouth, Bessie Dennis and Camille Woodard of Suffolk. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kelly Dennis Crews, Tayloe Dennis Carlson of Portsmouth, Rebecca Dennis McConnell of Suffolk, Laura Ruth Dennis, Will Tayloe Dennis, John Winfield Dennis of Lawrenceville; and four great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Logan Crews, Ryan Carlson and Halie McConnell. He was predeceased by a brother, William Michael Dennis and a sister, Miriam Dorman.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. R. Clint Hopkins. Masonic rites will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in his memory to Churchland Baptist Church, the Maurice W. Dennis Jr. College Scholarship Fund.

Jason Joseph
PORTSMOUTH -- Jason ``Jay Jay'' Joseph, 27, of the 1400 block of Horne Ave. died Oct. 19, 1999. A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday in Serenity Funeral Home Chapel.

Francis E. Grissom
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Francis E. ``Buck'' Grissom, 76, died Oct. 16, 1999, in Bloomington, Ind.

Born in Mitchell, Ind., he had retired from the U.S. Navy as a master chief petty officer after 26 years of service. He also retired as a manager of ABC Supply Co. of Norfolk. He was an usher for Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel and a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60, DAV Chapter 20 and Sentara Select Plus. Mr. Grissom was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Grissom; a daughter, Mary Andrasco and her husband, Mel, of Bowie, Md.; two sons, Thomas Grissom of Norfolk and Charles Grissom of Atlanta; six sisters, Virginia Hoipkemeier, Catherine Massy, Julia Taylor, Rosemary McFarland, Patricia Mardis and Lillian Elmore; and five brothers, Kenneth, Joseph, James, John and Thomas Grissom.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel by Father Ron Kawczynski. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Thalia Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.

Louisa V. Kyle
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Louisa Venable Kyle, 96, of the 3100 block of Shore Drive, died Oct. 24, 1999, in her home.

Mrs. Kyle was born in Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Wight Venable and William Henry Venable. She was the widow of William Emmett Kyle. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Kyle was a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; the Monday Club; an honorary member of Virginia Beach Garden Club; and a former member of Princess Anne Garden Club.

Survivors include her three daughters, Louisa Kyle Hathaway of Virginia Beach, Elizabeth Kyle Andrews of Norfolk and Anne Kyle Moore of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A church service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Stanley Sawyer. Burial will be private. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Ave. North West, Washington D.C. 20016, or Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, or All Saints Episcopal Church, 1968 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Anna Y. Mansfield
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Anna May Young Mansfield, 87, of the 5300 block of Bosworth Road, passed away Oct. 24, 1999.

She was born in Norfolk and was the widow of Richard C. Mansfield Sr.

She is survived by her son, Richard C. Mansfield Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Virginia Beach; two sisters, June Carson of Portsmouth and Shirley Snead of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Mission Ministries of Norfolk.

Warren L. Meek
VIRGINIA BEACH -- WarrenLuther Meek, 73, passed away Oct. 23, 1999.

A Christian vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Apostles. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. before the service. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

William R. O'Brien

VIRGINIA BEACH -- William R. ``Bill'' O'Brien, 78, passed away Oct. 23, 1999, at Sentara Leigh Hospital with many of his loved ones by his side.

He was born in Norfolk and later relocated to Virginia Beach. He served as a lieutenant for the Norfolk Fire Department for 25 years. Prior to that, Bill fought in World War II with the 194th Glider Infantry. He was honored with the prestigious Purple Heart for his military service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean O'Brien; children, Buster O'Brien, Nancy DeMille and Kevin O'Brien, all of Virginia Beach; daughters-in-law, Karen O'Brien and Nancy O'Brien; son-in-law, Bob DeMille; and grandchildren, Lisa DeMille, Happy O'Brien, Michelle DeMille, Patrick O'Brien, Erin O'Brien, Ryland O'Brien, Gram O'Brien and Nevin O'Brien. His family feels blessed to have loved such a gracious, generous and honorable man, whose spirit touched each of their lives and made each of their worlds a better place.

A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with the Rev. Stuart Saul officiating. Entombment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Emily W. Sawyer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Emily Walker Sawyer, 91, passed away Oct. 23, 1999.

Mrs. Sawyer, a native of Norfolk, was the daughter of the late Frank A. Walker and Ada Briggs Walker. She was the widow of A.L. ``Tommy'' Sawyer and a member of First Baptist Church of Virginia Beach. She was an active member of the Baptist Women's Group.

Survivors include a brother, Graydon B. Walker of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Lucille W. Foard of Virginia Beach and Frances Boyce Talcsik of Hampton; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ruth Cunningham.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, by Dr. James H. Nowell of Kempsville Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lisen S. Lewis
FRANKLIN -- Lisen Summerlin Lewis died Oct. 23, 1999, in her home.

Cherishing her memory are her husband, Kenneth Lewis; her daughter, Alix Hadley; her mother, Louise Summerlin; her father, Dr. Winston Summerlin and his wife, Mary Ann; two brothers, Paul Summerlin and his wife, Ellie, and Bruce Summerlin and his wife, Sally; two nephews, Lee and Chris; and a niece, Sara.

Mrs. Lewis was a teacher with Suffolk City Public Schools.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at their home, 724 Clay St., Franklin. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris E. Worrell
NASSAWADOX -- Doris Ellen Worrell, 71, died Oct. 24, 1999. A private graveside service will be held at Rollins Fork, Va., at a later date. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge.

Charlie Allen III
ELIZABETH CITY -- CharlieAllen III, 56, of the 1100 block of Horseshoe Road, died Oct. 24, 1999. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie W. Ange Sr.
ROPER -- Charlie Warren Ange Sr., 75, died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Emerson R. Asbell
BELVIDERE -- Emerson RayAsbell, 80, of Route 1, died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethany United Methodist Church. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anne M. Austin
LEWISTON-WOODVILLE -- Anne Minton Austin, 87, of Main Street, died Oct. 23, 1999, in Mayfair House, Portsmouth.

Mrs. Austin was a native of Bertie County and a member of First Baptist Church of Lewiston-Woodville. She was retired from the Bertie County public school system as a teacher. She was the widow of L. Bruce Austin.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Bruce Austin, and his wife, Jennifer, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Minton of Lewiston-Woodville and Marion M. Seese of Traverse City, Mich.; a brother, James R. Minton of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Bruce Austin and Shellie Austin, both of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Lewiston-Woodville by the Rev. Blake Hayes. Burial will follow in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, and will assemble at the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday before the service. Memorial donations may be made to Lewiston-Woodville Fire and Rescue, Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849.

Ella M. Byrd
CONWAY -- Ella Martin Byrd, 89, died Oct. 23, 1999.

Mrs. Byrd was the wife of the late Paul Judson Byrd and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ashley Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Milwaukee Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson and other times at the home of her daughter, Myrtle B. Harrell, 108 Pecan St., Murfreesboro.

Raymond H. Eisenberg
MOYOCK -- Raymond Howard ``Boats'' Eisenberg, 76, of Moyock and formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away Oct. 23, 1999, after a brave battle with leukemia.

Raymond was born on March 26, 1923, in Long Island, N.Y. He was a proud veteran of World War II, a Pearl Harbor survivor and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He retired as a carpenter after 35 years and then worked as a grounds crew chief for the Virginia Beach school system. He served as historian for the American Legion Post No. 288 in Coinjock.

Raymond is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Marie L. Eisenberg of Moyock; a son, Raymond, and his wife, Barbara, of Virginia Beach; three daughters, Alice Kissell and her husband, Stephen, of Norfolk, Marie Grindle and her husband, Chuck, of Virginia Beach and Christine Davis and her husband, Steve, of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Clay Eisenberg of Ocala, Fla., David Eisenberg of Riverhead, N.Y., and Chalmers Eisenberg of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Trudi Sulier of St. Augustine, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, with the Rev. Kevin Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America or Albemarle Hospice.

John A. Harrell
WILSON -- John Allen Harrell, 58, died Oct. 23, 1999.

Mr. Harrell was born July 6, 1941, and was owner and operator of Harrell's Grocery and Midway Market.

Survivors include his wife, Melinda Pridgen Harrell; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy Melinda Harrell and Carl McMillan of Cary; a son and his fiancee, John Brandt Harrell and Kathy Lu of Roanoke, Va.; a granddaughter, Blythe Melinda McMillan; grandsons, Ryan and Colin McMillan; a sister, Anne Harrell Webb of Hatteras; and a brother, Barney Battle Harrell of Arapahoe.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 US 264 West, by the Rev. Wayne King. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at 5129 Weaver Road. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Drawer 9, Wilson, NC 27894-0009.

Robert W. Norton
CAMDEN -- Robert WillardNorton, 77, of the 700 block of Beech Ridge Road, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Albemarle Hospital.

He was a native of Mechanicsville, N.Y., the son of the late Willard and Allie Eastman Norton. He was the husband of Ruth Josselyn Norton of the residence. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, helped to establish Our Lady of the Seas in Buxton, N.C., and was eucharistic minister for the church. He was a Boy Scout leader and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Besides his wife, Mr. Norton is survived by two daughters, Terry Theriault of Rome, N.Y., and Mary Norton of Brille, N.J.; two sons, Robert H. Norton of Virginia Beach and James B. Norton of Clifton Park, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father John Gillespie officiating. Entombment will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Twiford's Northside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Victoria E. White
NEWPORT NEWS -- Victoria E. (Holley) White of the 500 block of Aberthaw Ave. and formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 22, 1999, in James River Convalescent Center.

She was born in Camden, N.C., and was the widow of John C. Holley and, later, the widow of Luke White. She was retired from food service work for Norfolk city schools.

She was a member of Oakwood Chapel Church and served faithfully on the Usher Board and Missionary Board until her incapacitation.

Although she had no children of her own, her survivors include a niece, Ivella C. Gorham of Norfolk, and a great-niece, Victoria C. Bailey, who affectionately referred to her as their mother; their children -- whom she leaves as grandchildren -- including Walter Holley of Clinton, Md., Willie Carter of Portsmouth and Greta Bray of Suffolk; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The remains will be ready for viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hughes Funeral Home. A wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Chapel Church. The funeral procession will form at Oakwood Chapel Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. George Thompson will officiate both services.

Vera J. Parrish
RICHMOND -- Vera J. Parrish, everyone's ``Grams,'' was born May 1, 1918, and died Oct. 23, 1999, in Richmond. On Oct. 23, 1999, Grams winged her way to heaven to the everlasting love and joy of her savior, Jesus Christ.

Grams is survived by her husband, Claude B. Parrish; her daughter, Jayne Houk, and her husband, Richard, of Hertford, N.C.; her sons, Wayne Rawls of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eddie Jenkins of Richmond; her grandchildren, Kim Short, Bobby Jenkins, Jonathan Jenkins, all of Virginia Beach, Jennifer Gebo and her husband, Scott, of Suffolk, Sgt. Rick Houk, currently in Korea, and Charles Houk of Hickory, N.C.; and her great-grandchildren, Britten, Jarrett, Kirsten and Kortney Houk, all of Plymouth, N.C. Mrs. Parrish was predeceased by a son and a great-granddaughter, Charles A. Jenkins and Audrey Brooke Short.

The family will receive friends at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. A funeral will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Montpelier.

Donnie E. Jones
PALM BAY, Fla. -- Donnie E. Jones, formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 21, 1999.

He was born in Erwin, N.C., the son of the late Earl Graham Jones and Octavia Starling Jones. Mr. Jones was owner of Jones Barber Shop, Tidewater Drive, and was a member of Norview Masonic Lodge No. 113. He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Nuzzo Jones, and his sister, Nola Jackson.

Mr. Jones is survived by his daughter, Donna Jones Simpson and husband Glenn, and his grandson, John Michael Bennett Simpson, all of Hampton; his sisters, Carrie Hawley, Nellie Marks and Edna Welch; his brothers, Graham Jones and Preston Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m.Sunday, Oct. 31, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Carl G. Johnson
CHESAPEAKE -- Carl Glenn Johnson, 54, of the 1400 block of Hull St., died Oct. 24, 1999. Services will be private. Oman Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.

Floyd B. Smith
CHESAPEAKE -- Floyd B. Smith of the 1900 block of Millville Road died Oct. 22, 1999.

Born in Princess Anne County, she was retired from Norfolk Health Department after 30 years of service. She was a member of Divine Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and its deaconess ministry. She was predeceased by her parents, Lula Cuffee and Edward Bright and her husband, Havort Smith.

She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Whitehurst of Portsmouth; a stepdaughter, Virginia Bates; a stepson, Robert Smith; a niece, Cora Durham, all of Norfolk; two nephews, James Cuffee of Norfolk and Anthony Bright of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. John Briggs. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Ruby P. Taylor
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruby Powell Taylor, 73, of the 1300 block of 22nd St., died Oct. 24, 1999.

Born in Florence, S.C., she was a graduate of Hanna High School in South Carolina and a longtime volunteer for the March of Dimes. She was the widow of Luther J. Taylor.

She is survived by three sons, Donald Luther Taylor and his wife, Sandra Leigh, Robert R. ``Bobby'' Taylor and his wife, Ada Marie, and Billy L. Taylor, all of Chesapeake; and a granddaughter, Kristina Ann Taylor.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton National Cemetery by the Rev. John Smith and the Rev. Rowland Taylor. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and at 1034 Chesapeake Ave. at all other times.

Mildred R. Banker
NORFOLK -- Mildred Rose Banker, 80, went to her eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center in Newport News.

She was born in Norfolk and had retired after 31 years as a clerk at the Norfolk Naval Air Station Supply Center.

Ms. Banker was a member of Freemason Street Baptist Church and the Sixty Plus Club of Ocean View. She also worked with the Girl Scouts for more than 37 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha ``Maggie'' B. Haley and her husband, Harry, of Yorktown; and two grandsons, Christopher and Matthew.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Donald J. Dunlap and the Rev. Steven Fitzgerald. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday for visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 849, Salem, VA 24153. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary C. Diamond
NORFOLK -- Mary Constant Diamond, 83, of the 200 block of Granby Park, died Oct. 25, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

Mrs. Diamond was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Georgia Pappas Constant and was the widow of Michael Diamond Sr. and was preceded in death by her son, Michael Diamond Jr.

Mrs. Diamond was the comptroller for Norfolk Beverage Co. and retired after 40 years of employment. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk and was a member and former treasurer of the Hellenic Women's Club. She was a graduate of Blair Junior High School and Maury High School.

Survivors include two sisters, Sophia Soltys and Anna Willis, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Theodore Constant of Virginia Beach; and many loving nieces, nephews and godchildren.

A church service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral by the Rev. Constantine Rogakos and the Rev. Costa Christo. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, will be handling the arrangements.

Joseph Eichelbaum
NORFOLK -- Joseph Eichelbaum, 80, of the 7400 block of Millbrook Road, died Oct. 25, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mr. Eichelbaum was born in Norfolk and attended the University of Virginia until World War II. During the war, he served in the Army, achieving the rank of captain. Following the war, he returned to Norfolk, and was president and founder of Atlantic Disposal Inc. He was a member of Temple Israel in Norfolk, and was a past president of the Jewish Community Center.

Survivors include his wife, Judith S. Eichelbaum of Norfolk; his three daughters, Cathy Eichelbaum of Norfolk, Linda Collier and her husband, Guy, of Potomac, Md., Beth Buckman and her husband, David, of Merion, Pa.; his daughter-in-law, Lisa E. Rosenbach and her husband, Murray, of Virginia Beach; and 10 grandchildren, Leigh, Jill, Suzanne, Julia, Daniel, Staci, Melissa, Andie, Erin and Jamie. He also is survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joan and Harry Harrison, and nieces Anita Kruger, Gail Grossman and Nancy Wall. He was predeceased by his son, Steven H. Eichelbaum.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor Elihu Flax. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Steven H. Eichelbaum Camp Scholarship Fund, c/o Jewish Community Center, 7300 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ray Griffin
NORFOLK -- James Ray Griffin, 51, of the 500 block of Austin St., died Oct. 21, 1999. Arrangements are private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Alice A. Grubbs
NORFOLK -- Alice Archer Grubbs, 78, of the 400 block of E. Chester St., died Oct. 24, 1999, at her home.

She was a native of Baltimore, Md., and retired as a teletype operator from civil service. She had attended the Episcopal Church of the Advent and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 60.

She was the widow of Frank L. Grubbs Sr. and is survived by a daughter, Linda, and a grandson, Matthew.

A service for Mrs. Grubbs will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family asks that all flowers be omitted and memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Goldie S. Harrison
NORFOLK -- Goldie S. Harrison of the 1100 block of Pike St. passed into eternal rest Oct. 23, 1999, at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk.

She was born in Norfolk County to the late Jesse and Georgianna Saunders. She was predeceased by her husband, Roosevelt Harrison; and five siblings -- two sisters, Sarah Wood and Gracie Riddick; and three brothers, Moses Saunders, the Rev. Henry Saunders and Harry Saunders.

She was a member of Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as a faithful member of its Senior Choir. She also served as the organist of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Fernwood Farms Road, for many years.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Valjean Crudups of Norfolk; five nieces, Geneva Ford, Alberta Watson, Beatrice Thomas, Velma Scott and Naomi Jones; three nephews, Clifton Wood Sr. and wife, Alma, Vernon Saunders and wife, Nina, Edward Saunders and wife, Elizabeth; as well as many great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and close friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Donald F. Taylor. Burial will be in St. Luke Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Inez C. Neville
NORFOLK -- Inez C. Neville, 91, a lifelong resident of Norfolk, died Oct. 24, 1999. She was a Methodist.

The widow of Toney William Neville, she is survived by a daughter, Joyce Dresh of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Glenn Dresh, Charlene Underwood and Vickie Gatten and her husband, the Rev. Rick Gatten; four great-grandchildren, Christie Underwood, Eric Gatten, Aaron Gatten and Daniel Gatten; and a special friend to the family, Susan Cason.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Terry Beck. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Ricky Zimmerman
PORTSMOUTH -- Ricky ``Z-Man'' Zimmerman, 45, died Oct. 23, 1999, at home from the result of a heart condition.

He was the son of Richard D. Zimmerman, the stepson of Shirley Zimmerman and son of Nadine Haddy, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. Zimmerman was a fire control technician in the U.S. Navy for 12 years and was a veteran of the Gulf War.

He is survived by his wife, Sonya Michelle Zimmerman; a sister, Julie Gardemann, and her husband, Brian, of Newport News; and a brother, Chad Lynch, and his wife, Marie, of Norfolk.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Norfolk Naval Base. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the SPCA. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling all arrangements.

Francis E. Grissom
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Francis E. ``Buck'' Grissom, 76, died Oct. 16, 1999, in Bloomington, Ind.

Born in Mitchell, Ind., he had retired from the U.S. Navy as a master chief petty officer after 26 years of service. He also retired as a manager of ABC Supply Co. of Norfolk. He was an usher for Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel and a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60, DAV Chapter 20 and Sentara Select Plus. Mr. Grissom was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Grissom; a daughter, Mary Andrasco and her husband, Mel, of Bowie, Md.; two sons, Thomas Grissom of Norfolk and Charles Grissom of Atlanta; six sisters, Virginia Hoipkemeier, Catherine Massy, Julia Taylor, Rosemary McFarland, Patricia Mardis and Lillian Elmore; and five brothers, Kenneth, Joseph, James, John and Thomas Grissom.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel by Father Ron Kawczynski. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Thalia Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.

Louisa V. Kyle
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Louisa Venable Kyle, 96, of the 3100 block of Shore Drive, died Oct. 24, 1999, in her home.

Mrs. Kyle was born in Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Wight Venable and William Henry Venable. She was the widow of William Emmett Kyle. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Kyle was a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; the Monday Club; an honorary member of Virginia Beach Garden Club; and a former member of Princess Anne Garden Club.

Survivors include her three daughters, Louisa Kyle Hathaway of Virginia Beach, Elizabeth Kyle Andrews of Norfolk and Anne Kyle Moore of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A church service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Stanley Sawyer. Burial will be private. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. The family will receive friends at 1422 Woodhouse Road.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Ave. North West, Washington D.C. 20016, or Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, or All Saints Episcopal Church, 1968 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Warren L. Meek
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Warren Luther Meek, 73, passed away Oct. 23, 1999, at a local hospital.

He was born June 14, 1926, in Boston, Mass., to the late Charles and Angie Meek. Mr. Meek attended Goddard Junior High School, Brockton High School and Burdett Junior College. He was a member of the Irish American Society of Tidewater; Fleet Reserve Branch 99; D.E.A. Old Dominion Chapter; Retired Enlisted Navy Mail Service Veterans Association; The National Railroad Museum; the Chesapeake, Ohio, Historical Society; Destroyer Escort Sailors Association; and a former member of Thalia Volunteer Fire Department No. 7; and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Historical and Technical Association. He attended Oceana NAS Chapel and was a member of the Church of the Holy Apostles Roman Catholic Community.

Mr. Meek was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Winifred O'Connor Meek; a sister, Elinor Evangela Meek, C.S.J.; and a dear friend, Harry J. DiCampli. He is survived by two sons, Kevin P. Meek of Chesapeake and Condon J. ``Chuck'' Meek of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Catherine M. Meek of Virginia Beach; and dear relations, Blanche and Douglas Terry.

A Christian Vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Church of the Holy Apostles with Fr. Charles Faul and Fr. David LaSalle officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 6 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester, Mass. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.



Harold L. Pogar
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harold Lloyd Pogar, 72, of the 200 block of Verdon Lane, died Oct. 24, 1999. He was a retired chief petty officer having served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Pogar; four sons, Harold Pogar Jr. of Glen Burnie, Md., William Pogar and Edwin Pogar, both of Virginia Beach, and Timothy Pogar of Laplata, Md.; a brother, Robert Pogar of Florida; a sister, Eleanor Dendlar of Dallas, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Tidewater Funeral Services is in charge.

Wallace A. Rogers
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dr. Wallace A. Rogers, 85, went home with his Lord on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, after an extended illness.

Dr. Rogers was born in New Albany, Ind., on Nov. 26, 1913. He was the son of the late Col. Ralph and Etta Rogers. He received his electrical engineering degree from Purdue University. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Dr. Rogers was led by his Lord to enter the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond and earned his doctorate degree. He served seven years as pastor of Laburnum Presbyterian Church in Richmond and for 17 years at Norview Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. Dr. Rogers managed the John Knox Towers for several years and did supply preaching at numerous churches in the area.

Dr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Nellie K. Rogers; two daughters, Carol R. Dale and Helen R. Scherger, both of Virginia Beach; two stepdaughters, Barbara A. Umphlett of Virginia Beach and Sharon L. Howard of Yorktown; a stepson, Robert L. Wheaton Jr. of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence Presbyterian Church.

Wayne S. Sims
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Wayne Stewart Sims, 49, of the 1700 block of Moonstone Drive, died Oct. 24, 1999.

Born in Norfolk, he retired from the civil service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Sims; a daughter, Jessica Lindsay Sims of Virginia Beach; his mother, Frances Flotz Sims of Norfolk; two sisters, Cindy Stern of Pennsylvania and Jean Lewis of Norfolk; and a brother, Raymond Sims of Virginia Beach.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Darrell Nance. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Jerry Torres
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jerry Torres, 21, died Oct. 23, 1999. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tidewater Funeral Choices. A chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by the Rev. Antonio G. Pascotto.

Annie Welch
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Annie Welch, 83, of the 6300 block of Colby Way, died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga., where Sellers Brothers Funeral Home is in charge. Hale Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Charles E. White Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Charles Elwood White Sr., 82, of the 300 block of Applewood Court, died Oct. 25, 1999.

A native of Surry, Mr. White was a retired manager for American General Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Park View Baptist Church, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 9 in Richmond and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. White; a son, Charles E. White Jr., and his wife, Mary, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Ann Marie Rodenfels, Cheryl D. Johnson and Ashley White; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by Dr. Scott Salsman. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Park View Baptist Church.

Annetta Greene
ACCOMAC -- Annetta Greene, 77, died Oct. 19, 1999. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Jamaica, N.Y. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Mary Banks-Banks
CAMDEN -- Mary Banks-Banks, 56, of the 100 block of Herman Arnold Road, died Oct. 21, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Good Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, Moyock. Walson Funeral Service, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Saluda Barnes
AHOSKIE -- Saluda Barnes died Oct. 22, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in New Ahoskie Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Marguerite S. Bates
SOUTHERN SHORES -- Marguerite Spencer Bates, 54, died Oct. 25, 1999. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Betty G. Baum
FRISCO -- Betty Ann Gray Baum, 57, died Oct. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cape Hatteras Baptist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Johnetta F. Billups
HERTFORD -- Johnetta Jones Felton Billups, 85, of the 300 block of Dobbs St., died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Haven Missionary Baptist Church. Stallings Memorial Chapel is in charge.

H. Randolph Burgess
CONWAY -- H. Randolph Burgess, 77, died Oct. 24, 1999, at his home in Conway. A native of Conway, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Brown Burgess.

Mr. Burgess was a peanut buyer, trucker and farmed in partnership with his four sons. He was also co-owner of the Sandspur Motel and Cottage Court in Nags Head with his daughter. Mr. Burgess was a member of Conway Baptist Church and formerly served as chairman of the board of trustees. He was a loyal supporter of the Conway Volunteer Fire Department, Conway-Severn Rescue Squad and the Conway Woman's Club.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Burgess Boncek, son-in-law Ricky and granddaughter Alexandra of Nags Head; his son, Gerald Burgess, daughter-in-law Carol and grandson Ethan; his son, Steven Burgess, daughter-in-law Lori and grandsons Noah, Adam and Trenton; his son, Kevin Burgess, daughter-in-law Judy and grandson Jacob; and his son, Neil Burgess, daughter-in-law Donna, grandson Justin and granddaughter Callie, all of Conway. He is also survived by one brother, E.J. Burgess of Pendleton; and three sisters, Nellie DeLoatch of Kitty Hawk, Mamie Bridgers of Landis and Mona Wright of Union, N.J.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Conway Baptist Church by the Rev. Willie McLawhorn and a family friend, Linwood Coggins. Burial will follow in the Conway Cemetery. The Burgess family will be receiving friends at the family home and have requested that any memorial donations be made to the Conway Volunteer Fire Department or the Conway-Severn Rescue Squad. Bridgers Funeral Home Inc., Conway, is in charge.

Leroy F. Curtis Sr.
WANCHESE -- Leroy Franklin Curtis Sr., 81, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his residence.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retired from the USN Civil Service and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a Mason in the Rendencion Lodge in Caminera, Cuba; a member of Lake Drummond AF&AM in Deep Creek, Chesapeake; Tall Cedars of Lebanon of Portsmouth; charter member of the Scottish Rite, Portsmouth; Khedive Temple, Portsmouth; and held Legion of Honor in DeMolay. Mr. Curtis was the son of the late Herman and Lua Cummings Curtis, and was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Smith, formerly of Quimby, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Desselle Parker of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Curtis Driggs of Chesapeake; one son, Dr. Leroy F. Curtis of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Marjorie Sindt of Correctionville, Iowa; one brother, L.E. Curtis of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services with Masonic rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, Manteo Station, with station chaplain Eddie Francis and Dr. Leroy Curtis Jr. officiating. Memorial donations may be made to one's own local fire department. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.

Dempsey K. Duncan Sr.
SHILOH -- Dempsey Kight Duncan Sr., 77, of the 800 block of Sandy Hook Road, died Oct. 24, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in the Duncan Family Cemetery, Camden. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Thelma R. Edwards
WILLIAMSTON -- Thelma Rogerson Edwards, 87, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Biggs Funeral Home.

Roderick W. Garris
AHOSKIE -- Roderick Wilson Garris, 44, of the 900 block of Jessie St., died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in New Ahoskie Baptist Church, Ahoskie. Cherry's Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Christian S. Paulakuhn
GRANDY -- Christian Soloman Paulakuhn, 56, of the 100 block of Woodhouse Drive, died Oct. 25, 1999. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Charlie W. Phelps Jr.
ROBERSONVILLE -- Charlie Wilson Phelps Jr., 58, of the 1100 block of Goose Road, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Biggs Chapel, Williamston.

William H. Pinkstone
NAGS HEAD -- William H. Pinkstone, 61, died Oct. 23, 1999. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Nancy E. Voltz
EDENTON -- Nancy Elisabeth Voltz, 93, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at a later date in Colorado. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Lilly J. Minne
NEWPORT NEWS -- Lilly Jehl Minne, 99, died Oct. 23, 1999. Private services will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Mary B. Godwin
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Mary Benton Godwin, 58, of the 1200 block of Chasewood Trail, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Swindell Funeral Chapel, Hertford.

Burleigh B. Turner Jr.
NEWARK, Del. -- Burleigh B. Turner Jr., died Oct. 23, 1999. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Belle Haven Cemetery. Cremation Service of Delaware is in charge.

Arthur D. Allen Sr.
PETERSBURG -- Dr. Arthur D. ``Art'' Allen Sr. peacefully entered eternal rest Oct. 23, 1999, at the McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond.

Dr. Allen was born on Jan. 2, 1922, the fifth of seven children to the late Dequest Allen and Carrie Johnson Allen. He was a native of Norfolk.

During his formative years, he attended the public schools in New York City and later in Norfolk. At the young age of 9, he developed a relationship with God and was converted at St. John's A.M.E. Church, Norfolk. When his professional career took him to other cities, he later identified with Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg and remained a participating member until his demise. He admired the order of service in this church and was a member of both the Sanctuary and Men's choirs. As a tribute to his dedicated service to these and other church auxiliaries, he was awarded a handsome certificate on the 21st day of February 1999, by Mr. Harold Haughton, director of the Sanctuary Choir.

At 19 years of age, Arthur identified himself with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was assigned to Chanute Field, Ill. He was among the original group of U.S. servicemen transferred to Tuskegee, Ala., which became the 99th Fighter Squadron. There they found an undeveloped airstrip waiting for the ground crew to prepare a field for the military training of the 942 Army Air Corps cadets who later graduated and became the ``Tuskegee Airmen.''

Dr. Allen was given an honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps in 1943 when he became too ill to resume active duty. He then decided to pursue his education. He earned three degrees: the B.A. from Virginia State College (now University), the M.S.W. from Atlanta School of Social Work and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Allen's professional work experience is impressively lengthy. He began as a counselor in the Philadelphia County Department of Public Assistance and then as an attendance officer for the Philadelphia School System. He called on his social work study and joined the Urban League movement, serving as executive director of leagues in Tampa, Fla., and Oklahoma City, Okla. When he received the highest academic degree, he became an educational leader. He served as a consultant for curriculum planning at the University of Pittsburgh; he was a consultant in the Manpower Research Institute of Norfolk State and Professor and Coordinator of Public Administration at Virginia State University and finally accepted a visiting Professorship of Public Administration at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Allen's academic honors were many including Fellows at the University of Pittsburgh and a W.E. Kellogg Fellow at Norfolk State University; the Alpha Kappa Delta National Honorary Sociological Society at Atlanta University and others at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a dedicated member of numerous councils and societies related to his chosen profession. They include: The National Association of Social Workers; the American Society of Planning Officials; the American Society for Public Administration; Council of University Institutes for Urban Affairs; and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Conference of Minority Public Administrators.

Dr. Allen was a life member of the NAACP; member of the Petersburg Breakfast Club; a Beaux Twenty Club member; a lifelong member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and was elected 1999 Alpha Brother of the Year by Nu Lamda Chapter of Petersburg. He was a Connecting Link Member of the Petersburg Chapter of Links Inc.

Even though Dr. Allen was tethered to an oxygen tank at all times, for the past two years, he continued his retirement work as a registered investment adviser with Centarus Financial Services and recently became a senior partner with Les Cabrihna Associates.

Those who knew Arthur Sr. were immediately charmed by his infectious smile and smitten by his pleasant personality. He was indeed a friend to mankind. He will be missed.

Dr. Allen is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Dr. Madge Hibler Allen of the home; a son, retired Captain Arthur Allen Jr. of Ft. Washington, Md.; a loving daughter, Kim Allen Nance of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Eula Abdul Latif of New York City and Joyce Jones of Norfolk; a granddaughter, Noel Nance; two grandsons, Patrick Nance and Kristian Allen; a devoted niece, Taryn Jones; two nephews, Mikell Abdul-Latif and Rory T. Jones; and numerous cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gillfield Baptist Church, Perry and Farmer streets, Petersburg, with Dr. Grady W. Powell, pastor emeritus, officiating. Interment will be Friday at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va.

The Nu Lamda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will hold an Omega Service at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church where the family will receive friends and family until the hour of the funeral service.

The family will receive friends at the residence and also may be contacted by calling (804) 861-6032. The James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements.


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