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Fannie Mae Farr
CHESAPEAKE -- Fannie Mae Farr of the 2900 block of Sunrise Ave. died Oct. 20, 1999, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Born in Wilson, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of Holy Light Church of Deliverance. She was the widow of Ernest Farr.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Dew of Norfolk; three sons, Thomas Dew of Elkridge, Md., Larry Dew and Ronnie Dew, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Helen Strickland of East Orange, N.J., and Shirley Dew of Newark, N.J.; a brother, Selby Hall of Wilson, N.C.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Curtis Hall.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at The Way of The Truth COGIC by Elder Wilbert McNair. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will assemble at 12:30 p.m. at 2940 Sunrise Ave. for the procession. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Ekesha M. Irvin
CHESAPEAKE -- Ekesha M. Irvin, 23, of the 1000 block of Castle Court, died Oct. 24, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Portsmouth, she had been employed as a cashier at Central Meats for six months. She attended Divine Baptist Church in Chesapeake.

She is survived by her mother, Edith M. Irvin of Chesapeake; her father, Henry Lee Bly of Richmond; a brother, Rashard Irvin of Chesapeake; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Divine Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Kelvin McDonald. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.

Herbert M. Lancaster
CHESAPEAKE -- Herbert Michael Lancaster, 75, of the 2700 block of Ike St., died Oct. 25, 1999, in a Norfolk hospital.

A native of Roanoke, Va., he was a self-employed painter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Hattie G. Lancaster.

He is survived by four daughters, Larry Noska of Pahrump, Nev., Parthenia Hicks of San Jose, Calif., Abbie Parker and Harriet Sementelli, both of Chesapeake; a son, Herbert Lancaster Jr. of Georgia; a sister, Dora Cantrell of Suffolk; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Olive Branch Cemetery. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

William E. Trotter
CHESAPEAKE -- William E. Trotter, 60, of the 1400 block of Keaton Way, answered God's call to come home on Oct. 24, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Portsmouth, ``Mr. T.'' was the chief maintenance craftsworker for the city of Portsmouth for 24 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served for 11 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Trotter; a daughter, Angela D. Trotter of Chesapeake; a son, Shelton Smith of Portsmouth; two sisters, Luevinia Mundy of New York City and Ethel White of Portsmouth; three brothers, Ross Trotter of Portsmouth, Pearl Trotter of North Carolina and Emory Trotter of New York; a grandchild, Antonette J. Trotter-Fagan of Chesapeake; a host of nieces, nephews, including a special nephew, Dwian Trotter, cousins, in-laws and friends, including three special friends with whom he worked at the city of Portsmouth General Services, Regina Pryor, Lonnie Colley and Vernon Lewis. He was predeceased by his parents, Bertha and James Trotter.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Mount Zion Tabernacle, Church of God in Christ, Portsmouth, by Elder Charles H. Hicks. Burial with military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.

Sheila M. Watson
CHESAPEAKE -- Sheila M. Watson, 54, died Oct. 25, 1999, at a local hospital.

She was born in Covington, Va., and was a member of Willoughby Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, Randolph Watson; two stepsons and their wives, Clifton L. and Anna Watson of Alabama, Michael L. and Darleen Watson of Virginia Beach; a sister, Shirley Davis of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Buddy Martin and his wife, Dolores, of Chesterfield, Va.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Willoughby Chapel by the Rev. Harry Underwood. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Mary M. Butts
NORFOLK -- Mary Margaret Butts, 84, of the 600 block of Brambleton Ave., died Oct. 22, 1999.

Ms. Butts was a native of Princess Anne County and the daughter of the late William and Martha Miller. She was a member of St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where she was an active member of the Willing Workers.

She is survived by six children, Gracie Sherman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Harriett Foreman of Woodbridge, Va., Eunice Bryant and her husband, James Bryant, Pauline Robinson and her husband, James Robinson, Louis Butts and Alexander Butts, all of Norfolk; and one sister, Vernie Weldon of Norfolk. She also leaves to cherish her memory 32 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of family and friends. She was predeceased by two children, Willie Haskins and Patricia Butts; and three siblings, Vera Miller, Arnold Perry and Mildred Haskins.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Roosevelt Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Hui Yu Chen
NORFOLK -- Hui Yu Chen, 102, passed away Oct. 22, 1999, in Norfolk.

Mrs. Chen, a native of the Republic of China, Taiwan, had been a resident of Norfolk since 1988. She was the widow of Yao Ching Chen and was predeceased by a daughter, Katty Chen Wu.

Survivors include two daughters, Li Yin Chen Tang and her husband, Shin Kuo Tang, of Georgia, and Mary Chen Tsao and her husband, Alan Tsao, of Norfolk; four sons, True Tall Chen and his wife, May Lien, of California, Gary Chen and his wife, Pearl Chen, Tony Chen and his wife, Hellen Chen, and Andy Chen, and his wife, May Chen, all of Norfolk; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Brian R. McDonald. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Fentress
NORFOLK -- James Fentress of the 500 block of E. Brambleton Ave. died Oct. 12, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Oakland Cemetery. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.



Addie O. Hendricks
NORFOLK -- Addie Odham Hendricks, 79, born in Lenoir County, N.C., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

Addie was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. H.T. Hendricks, and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Terry Hendricks; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Ron Hutton; granddaughter, Sherry Travis and her husband, Michael; grandson, Ron Hutton Jr. and his wife, Amy; great-grandchildren, Stacie, Christopher and Nicole Travis and Britany and Coleman Hutton; sisters, Carol Jean Hardison of Farmville, N.C., Geraldine Rouse of Grifton, N.C., Grace Edge of Snow Hill, N.C.; and brothers, Charlie Mac Odham of Grifton, Stewart Odham of Charlotte, N.C.

Addie will always be loved, dearly remembered and missed by her family and her friends at Calvary Baptist Church of Norfolk where she had been an active member for many years.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Vance Smith. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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 and their father, Rusty 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 was conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Preacher Kenneth Gosnell. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family received 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.

Janella Mosley
NORFOLK -- Janella Mosley of the 7900 block of Old Ocean View Road died Oct. 22, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Janella Cooper of Norfolk; three sons, Eddie Everett, Truman Cooper and Joshua Cooper, all of Norfolk; three sisters, Donna Mosley and Edna Coston, both of Queens, N.Y., and Renee Coston of Chesapeake; two brothers, Louis Mosley of Virginia Beach and Maxwell Mosley of New York; a grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Edna Brown of Texas and Louise Coston of Brooklyn.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakland Cemetery by Pastor Mattie Jenkins. Viewing will be at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The family will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for the procession.

Paul Petty
NORFOLK -- Paul Petty of the 3500 block of Gatling Ave. died Oct. 20, 1999. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Oakland Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty White
NORFOLK -- Betty White of the 800 block of Norview Ave. died Oct. 22, 1999, at Thornton Hall Nursing Center. She was born in Halifax, Va., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Gideon Riverside Fellowship Church and its Usher Board and Deaconess Board.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gideon's Riverside Fellowship by Dr. Milton Reid. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The remains will be ready for viewing at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today. The family will assemble at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.

Jessie C. Whitfield
NORFOLK -- Jessie C. Whitfield, 78, of the 6200 block of N. Military Hwy., died Oct. 22, 1999, in Norfolk.

Born in Richmond County, ``Miss Jessie'' retired in 1986 as a certified nurses aide from Valley Hospital where she had also been employed as a custodian/housekeeper. She was a member of New Light Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, where she was a member of the Senior and Combined choirs. She was also a member of Rose of Sharon Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, and was an associate matron of the Eastern Star. She was educated in Richmond County and attended cosmetology school in Paterson, N.J.

She is survived by a sister, Queenie Holmes of Virginia Beach; a brother, William Baldwin of Graham, N.C.; two godsons, Sean Holmes of Virginia Beach and Kenneth Pickett of Irvington, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Eularia Baldwin of Graham, N.C., and Thelma Baldwin of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in New Light Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by Elder Michael Grey. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard W. Williford
NORFOLK -- Richard W. ``Dickie'' Williford, 74, died Oct. 25, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Williford was a well known plumber in the Hampton Roads area. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he was a part of the first wave on the landing barges; he served in five invasions including Normandy, Sicily, Salerno, North Africa and Omaha Beach. He received many citations for his military service. Mr. Williford was a life member of VFW Post 3160, Ocean View.

He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Williford of Norfolk; daughters, Marsha A. Vanderberry of Norfolk, Gina M. Purvis and husband, Melvin, of Virginia Beach, and Catherine M. Ruperti and husband, Tony, of Norfolk; son, Anthony Nocella III and wife, Pat, of Chesapeake; sisters, Mary Louise Osteen of Abingdon, Dorothy L. Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., and Gertrude Cohen and husband, Charlie, of Portsmouth; brothers, Clifford Williford and wife, Frances, of Norfolk and William R. Williford and wife, Iris, of Jamesville, Va.; grandchildren, Ronny, Rose, Jahiada, Ashley, Kristen and Kari; brother-in-law, Edward F. Marinelli; sister-in-law, Evelyn B. Williford; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. John C. Dean. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will also receive friends following the service at VFW Post 3160, 11 A View Ave., Norfolk, 588-7172.

Myrtle V. Adams
PORTSMOUTH -- Myrtle Virginia Adams, 91, died Oct. 26, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Portsmouth, she was a cook in the Churchland High School cafeteria and the widow of Purcival Franklin Adams.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Jefferson of Madison, Tenn.; a son, Benjamin F. Adams of Winton, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. John Burr. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

Delores W. Spivey
PORTSMOUTH -- Delores W. Spivey of the 400 block of Eisenhower Circle died Oct. 24, 1999, at Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chesapeake.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was a former member of Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and was the widow of John E. Spivey.

She is survived by a sister, Angela Williams of Portsmouth; a host of cousins including a special cousin, Janet Gardner, in-laws and friends including a special friend, Carolyn J. Smith.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Vernon S. Lee. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at the funeral home will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thomas L. Browne Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas L. ``Rocky'' Browne Sr., of the 2100 block of Richmond Ave., Portsmouth, died Oct. 25, 1999, at Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born on Sullivan's Island, S.C., and was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Ellen Browne. He attended Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, S.C., and was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Thomas served in the South Pacific and was involved in actual combat during World War II.

He was a skilled mechanic and carpenter, supervising many hobby shops while in the military, as well as being a tool and parts clerk at the Naval Air Station. He was retired.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sylvia Hatcher Browne; a daughter, Endia Hall of Louisburg, N.C.; two sons, Ronald of Bowie, Md., and Thomas Jr. of Reston, Va.; a brother, Elmore Browne of Sullivan's Island, S.C.; a niece, Rene Browne; four granddaughters; a son-in-law, Bernard Hall; a daughter-in-law, Roxie Browne; a brother-in-law, John Hatcher; a sister-in-law, Lillian Neal; two very close friends, Vivian Watts of Portsmouth and Mae Singleton of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and other friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, by speaker Larry K. Outland. Interment will be private. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

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 enjoyed riding his Hog ``Big Z'' and spending time with his ``kids.''

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, Maria, of Norfolk.

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

He will be greatly missed.

Justiniana D. Bollozos
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Justiniana D. Bollozos, 82, died Oct. 25, 1999, in her home.

She was born in Butuan City, Agusan, Philippines, and was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. She was the widow of Leoncio Bollozos.

She is survived by a daughter, Frieda, and her husband, Ernesto D. Gonzales, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Michael, Michelle and Sean; a brother, Isidro, and a sister, Carmen, both of the Philippines. She was predeceased by her brother, Leoncio; and three sisters, Quirica, Nita and Josefa.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.

Elizabeth A. Boucher
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elizabeth A. ``Betty'' Boucher, 60, of the 900 block of Morgan Trail, passed away Oct. 25, 1999, after a long and courageous fight with multiple sclerosis.

Born and raised in Nashua, N.H., she was the loving wife of Leonard W. Boucher for 40 years. In addition to being a homemaker, she taught CCD classes and was a lay Eucharistic minister at St. Matthews Catholic Church. She also was a teacher's aide for the Virginia Beach Public School System at the Center for Effective Learning, Woodstock and Betty F. Williams Elementary Schools before her retirement.

Throughout her 30-year struggle with multiple sclerosis, she always kept a smile on her face.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Lisa Barlow of Virginia Beach, Chris Boucher and his wife, Carla, Laura Stoy and her husband, Gene, all of Chesapeake; two grandsons, David Barlow and Travis Stoy; her sister, Estelle Richard of Fayetteville, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at 115 Clover Drive, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hampton Roads Chapter, 405 S. Parliament Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or to St. Matthews Catholic Church Building Fund, 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Sally A. Cole
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sally A. Cole, 66, of the 4700 block of Poolside Road, died Oct. 25, 1999, in her home.

She was born in Joliet, Ill., and retired as a secretary from the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, after 34 years of service. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, and a member of the NARFE and the NSC lunch clubs.

The widow of Gene Cole, she is survived by her son, James and his wife, Isabel, and a granddaughter, Isabel Alexandra ``Alex'' of Federal Way, Wash.; a sister, Nancy Zewe of San Diego, Calif.; and many friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, by Pastor Terry Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 3900 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.

Mary B. Counselman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Bell Counselman died Oct. 26, 1999, in a Virginia Beach nursing home.

Mrs. Counselman was born in Baltimore, Md. She was the widow of Richard L. Counselman Sr. and a member of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Julia S. Ashby. Memorial donations may be made to the Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2128, Virginia Beach, VA 23450.

Joyce L. Cuffee
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Joyce L. Cuffee of the 3800 block of Counselor Lane died Oct. 25, 1999.

She was born in Norfolk County and was the daughter of the late Fannie B. and James E. Cuffee Sr. She was a retired nurse and a member of St. John A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, Mamie Kornegay Fellowship Group, Chancelor Choir and St. John Choir.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Steed and Frances Cuffee, both of Virginia Beach, Carolyn Cuffee of Vista, Calif., and Mary Cuffee of North Carolina; three sons, James Cuffee of Chesapeake, Clarence Cuffee of El Paso, Texas, and Otis Cuffee of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a brother, James E. Cuffee Jr. of Norfolk; a son-in-law, James Steed; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Cuffee; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Larry S. Hinton. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 6201 Appaloosa Court, Virginia Beach. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Jessie Freeman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jessie ``Jessie Lee'' Freeman, 69, of the 900 block of E. Gregory Lane, died Oct. 24, 1999. He had attended Princess Anne County public schools and was a member of St. Stephens COGIC.

Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Mae Freeman of the home; a daughter, Mary White of Virginia Beach; a sister, Blanch Freeman Mitchell of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Joseph Freeman, William Freeman and Raeligh Freeman, all of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Mable Wright Freeman and Charlie Freeman.

A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at St. Stephens COGIC, 189 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, by Bishop Ted Thomas Sr. Interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

William H. Glover Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William H. Glover Jr., 56, died Oct. 25, 1999. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is in charge.

Margaret Quinn
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Margaret Quinn died Oct. 25, 1999. She was born in Galway, Ireland, on Sept. 12, 1908. Mrs. Quinn was predeceased by her husband, John J. Quinn.

She is survived by her sons, Michael J. Quinn and wife, Eileen, of Virginia Beach, and John F. Quinn and wife, Mary Ellen, of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and Sister Kathleen O'Farrell.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at noon Thursday at Church of The Ascension Catholic Church with the Rev. James E. Parke, celebrant. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of The Ascension Catholic Church Building Enhancement Fund.

George Simches
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George Simches, 89, died Oct. 25, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

Mr. Simches was the son of the late Rebecca and Herman Simches. He was a native of Waltham, Mass., and spent his early years in Boston and New York. He was educated at the Lawrence Academy in Boston and Yale University.

Mr. Simches came to Norfolk in 1936 to work for S.D. Fertilizer Co. and in 1947 became co-owner of Planters Chemical Corporation. This company was sold to North American Phillips Company in 1964, and until his retirement in 1975, he was a corporate vice president and regional manager for the Chemical Division of the southeast. For several years, he was a consultant for the Chemical Industry in the southeast.

During his business years he was on the board of the National Agricultural Chemical Association and was a charter member of the South Eastern Agricultural Chemical Association. He was a member of Galilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach Sports Club and Princess Anne County Club.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bernice; his daughters, Kathleen S. Quelland of Lovingston, Va., and Susan C. Simches of Charlottesville; three grandchildren, Obie N. Quelland of Lovingston, Levi B. Quelland of Frederick, Md., and George M. Quelland of Lovingston.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Galilee Episcopal Church in the St. Andrews Chapel by the Rev. Calvin G. Gardner. Burial will follow at the Galilee Episcopal Memorial Columbarium.

Memorial donations may be made to the Galilee Episcopal Church Building Fund. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.

Clara J. Weathers
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Clara Crumpler Jordan Weathers, 77, passed away Oct. 25, 1999. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

Daniel Williams
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Daniel ``Dan'' Williams of Shipp Lane died Oct. 22, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Friday at Community Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel.

Lidie P. Boyce
SUFFOLK -- Lidie Lee Pearce Boyce, 76, of the 6000 block of Whaleyville Blvd., died Oct. 26, 1999, at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Gates County, N.C., and the daughter of the late James Henry Pearce and Mary Speight Pearce Horton. She was predeceased by her husband, Noah Gibson Boyce, and a son, James Gibson Boyce. She was a homemaker and a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John Charles ``Chuck'' and Wanda Boyce; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie B. and Marie Pearce, all of Suffolk; and five grandchildren, Travis Boyce, Clay Boyce, Heather Thompson, Jonathan Thompson and Michael Boyce.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by Pastor Steve Summers. Interment will be in Whaleyville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Chuck Boyce, 4741 Whaleyville Blvd.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whaleyville United Methodist Church General Fund, 6312 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Molly Elliott
SUFFOLK -- Molly Elliott, 97, of the 300 block of S. Division St., died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Tabernacle UCC. Peebles Funeral Home is in charge.

John D. Ellis Sr.
SUFFOLK -- John D. Ellis Sr., 91, of the 6000 block of S. Pelican Crescent, died Oct. 24, 1999.

Born in Norfolk, he was the oldest of four children of the late Charlotte Fields Ellis and the late George Thomas Ellis. He had retired after 30 years from Norfolk Linen Service and had also retired after 10 years from Southern Office Supply, Chesapeake. He was an active member of Woodland Avenue Baptist Church in Norfolk, where he participated in the Deacon Ministry and Trustee Ministry and was a choir member. Mr. Ellis was also a member of Broad Creek Civic League.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Clara M. Ellis; three daughters and their husbands, Maryland E. and John Smith of Chesapeake, Jenette E. and Ulysses Sapp of Portsmouth, Jean E. and Kenneth Keeling of Pittsburgh; three sons and their wives, John D. Ellis Jr. and Jessie Ellis of Hampton, Edwin L. and June Ellis of Suffolk, Charles F. and Barbara Ellis of Lawton, Okla.; a brother, Holland D. Ellis and wife, Rosa, of Gainesville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three nieces, Madeline Milborne Hall of Norfolk, Delores Robinson of Atlanta and Charlene Smith of Williamsburg; two nephews, John Milbourne of Virginia Beach and Pedro Ellis of Washington, D.C.; and three special friends, Mable Jones, Thelma Riddick and Gladys B. Whitaker, all of the Hampton Roads area; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Fitzhugh Ellis and George B. Ellis.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Woodland Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. Serafio Fontanilla. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Marceline P. Troxler
SUFFOLK -- Marceline P. ``Marce'' Troxler, 72, of the 100 block of Lane St., died Oct. 26, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Born in Eden, N.C., she was the widow of Howard T. Troxler.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Lynn Gray of Suffolk; three sisters, Ruby Reese, Mitzi Dean and Nancy Gover, all of Eden, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. Billy L. Kincaid. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

John H. Brooks
HERTFORD -- John Henry Brooks, 72, of Route 1, died Oct. 22, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Saunders Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.

James A. Evans
GOLDSBORO -- The Rev. James Alphonso Evans, 93, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Haddock in Chesapeake.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Fay Andreu Evans. The Rev. Evans attended Eureka College, Ayden, N.C., and was a graduate of the Pastors Institute of Duke University.

In 1994, he received the first honorary Doctor of Divinity degree given by Mount Olive College. The Rev. Evans was a retired minister of the Original Free Will Baptist denomination, having been ordained for 74 years. In addition to being a member of the North Carolina Ministerial Association, he was selected as the Outstanding Free Will Baptist Minister of the Year by the association in 1972.

The Rev. Evans was the first full-time employee of Mount Olive College, where he began in 1954, serving as director of public relations. From 1940-49, he served as the superintendent of the Children's Home in Middlesex. He was co-founder of the Free Will Baptist Church Finance Association in 1940 and the first chairman of Cragmont Assembly of the Original Free Will Baptist Conference Center in 1945.

In addition to his daughter, Ann Evans Haddock, he is survived by another daughter, Kay Evans Griffin of Midlothian, Va.; a son, J. Arthur Evans of Georgetown, Texas; a sister, Louvenia Smith Buchanan of Marion, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine Bass.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Free Will Baptist Church, Goldsboro, where he served as pastor from 1963-67. Burial will follow in the Lucas Family Cemetery in Lucama. Memorials may be made to the James A. and Fay A. Evans Ministerial Scholarship Endowment at Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, NC 28365. Arrangements are by Seymour Funeral Home.

Rosalie I. Froneberger
WILLIAMSTON -- Rosalie Inman Froneberger died Oct. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

Virginia F. Midgette
BUXTON -- Virginia Dorothy Fentress Midgette, 62, of the 47700 block of Highway 12, died Oct. 25, 1999. Memorial services will be held at later date. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Rhonell Mullen
EURE -- Charlie Rhonell ``Moon'' Mullen, 89, of Barfield Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Mr. Mullen was born in Gates County. The son of the late Charlie E. and Sallie Greene Mullen, he was a retired farmer, a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a brother, Eugene Mullen of Eure; three nieces and three nephews.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Eure Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Caulkins and the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow at the Eure Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Ruby Mullen, 355 Hill Lane Road, Eure. Memorial donations may be made to Eure Baptist Church, Eure, NC 27935.

Johnnie H. Ross
ROBERSONVILLE -- Johnnie Hyman Ross, 76, of the 8200 block of Hassell Road, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. today in Biggs Funeral Home Chapel.

William E. Sawyer
BARCO -- William Edmond Sawyer, 29, of the 100 block of Ed Sawyer Lane, died Oct. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Coinjock Baptist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Joe G. Strickland Sr.
GREENVILLE -- Joe G. Strickland Sr., 77, of the 1900 block of Rams Horn Road, died Oct. 26, 1999, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Strickland; a daughter, Diane Strickland Roberts of Plymouth; a son, Joe G. Strickland Jr. of Bethel; a brother, Willie L. Strickland of Chesapeake; a sister, Elise S. Singleton of Ocala, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Walter Fulton III of Greenville, Anissa Robert-Potter of Winterville, and Heather Rose Strickland and Joe G. Strickland III, both of Bethel.

A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Oxford Orphanage, 600 College St., Oxford, N.C. 27565, or to Pactolus Rescue Squad, Route 5, Box 314, Greenville, N.C. 27834.

Melvin D. Williams
WILLIAMSTON -- Melvin Dempsey Williams, 66, of the 1000 block of Club View Drive, died Oct. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

James C. Meade
PETERSBURG -- The Rev. James C. ``Jim'' Meade died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his residence.

He was a native of Norfolk and was the son of the late Charles and Mary Louis Bran Meade. He graduated from Maury High School, Norfolk, and the Naval Apprentice School, Norfolk Navy Yard. He was ordained in 1945 by the Callaway Baptist Church, Portsmouth. The Rev. Meade was pastor of McKenney Baptist Church, McKenney. He had also served as pastor of Camelia Baptist Church, Norfolk, from 1957-1961.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; three sons, Dr. Raymond L. Meade and his wife, Shirley, of Chester, W. Tim Meade and his wife, Jean, of Colonial Heights and Robert S. ``Rod'' Meade and his wife, Cindy, of King George; one daughter, Lt. Cmdr. Joy Meade of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Vickylee M. Moreau and her husband, Scott, of Philadelphia, Jennifer Meade of Richmond, David Meade, Amy Meade and Elizabeth Meade, all of Colonial Heights, Cara Meade and Joanna Meade of King George; two brothers, Laurie Meade of Chesapeake and Billy Meade and his wife, Louise, of Virginia Beach.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at West End Baptist Church, 6506 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, with the Rev. John C. Crocker, associate pastor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Crater Community Hospice, 840 W. Roslyn Road, Suite E, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, or the American Cancer Society.

Helen M. Harmon
HOUSTON, Texas -- Helen Morgan Harmon, 73, died Oct. 23, 1999. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Illinois Wesleyan University.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston. Earthman Funeral Home, Bellaire Chapel, Bellaire, Texas, is handling arrangements.

Garland M. Taylor
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Garland Max Taylor, 50, of Route 5, Box 62, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Bluefield Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cravens-Shire Funeral Home, Bluewell, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the funeral home.

Julia L. Aiken
CHESAPEAKE -- Julia Anne Laster Aiken, 79, of Sir Lance Drive, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Mrs. Aiken was born in Raleigh, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Malcolm M. Laster and the late Frances Snellings Laster. She was the widow of Benjamin Lafayette Aiken. Mrs. Aiken was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Chesapeake and was the past president of the Betty Fairbanks Circle at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Chancel Choir.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanna A. Farmer and her husband, Richard, of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, Denise Farmer Rohrbaugh and her husband, Brent, of Bremerton, Wash., and Christen Farmer of West Chester, Pa.; a grandson, Michael Farmer and his wife, Barbara, of Midlothian, Va.; and a great-grandson, Matthew Aiken Farmer of Midlothian.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Choir Fund at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road, Chesapeake VA 23325. The Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.

Bettie A. Brady
CHESAPEAKE -- Bettie Mildred Aycock Brady, 77, of the 600 block of Montebello Circle, died Oct. 25, 1999.

Mrs. Brady was born in Wayne County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late James Joseph and Bettie Kirby Aycock. She was the widow of James Edward Brady Jr. and was predeceased by a brother, James Woodrow ``J.W.'' Aycock. She was an extension agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 35 years. She earned a B.A. in home economics education from East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville, N.C., and did advance study in Extension Education, Home Management, Housing and Nutrition at University of Arkansas, University of Georgia and VPI&SU. She taught Home Economics for two years at Kitrell High School. Her memberships include American Home Economics Association, National Association of Extension Home Economists and Virginia Association of Extension Agents. She received honors including the Florence Hall Award, NAEHE and the Distinguished Service Award from the USDA for the program excellency in Home Economics education with youths and adults and served as district president, state president, National Hospitality Committee chairman and alternate regional director.

She is survived by a sister, Ora Aycock Boswell of Lucama, N.C.; and a brother, James Kirby Aycock of Wilson, N.C.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fairmont United Methodist Church, 3113 Verdun Ave., Norfolk, with the Rev. William Bruner officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.

Ivey H. Hooper
CHESAPEAKE -- Ivey H. Hooper, 79, of the 800 block of Fallcreek Run, died Oct. 26, 1999, in Sentara Leigh Hospital.

He was born Sept. 3, 1920, to the late Alonza Calvin and Willie R. Meekins Hooper of Stumpy Point, N.C. Mr. Hooper was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Norfolk. He attended Stumpy Point High School, Louisburg College and Morehead City Tech Institute, affiliated with N.C. State University. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps and retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 28 years of service. Ivey was an avid golfer at Kempsville Greens.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred J. Hooper; two daughters, Jo Ann Zimmerman and husband, Gary, of Nashville, N.C., and Susan H. Lewis and husband, Ted, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Leigh Ann and Joey Zimmerman and Jennifer Howard; a sister, Wilma Midgett of Stumpy Point; two brothers, C. McCoy Hooper and wife, Josie, of Virginia Beach and William M. Hooper and wife, Margie, of Smithfield, Va.; four nieces; and eight nephews.

Mr. Hooper's body has been donated to the State Anatomical Division. Family and friends will gather following the memorial service, which will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2709 Greendale Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. Dave Wade.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ivey's memory to St. John's United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Johnnie B. Jones
CHESAPEAKE -- Johnnie B. ``JJ'' Jones, 56, of the 3800 block of Stonebridge Landing, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Saturday in Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

William Taylor Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- William ``Bishop'' Taylor Sr., 71, of the 300 block of St. Meliot Drive, died Oct. 25, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Taylor was the retired head maintenance man for The Williams School in Norfolk for more than 20 years and was a manager at McDonald's in Suffolk. He was a member of St. Stephen's Pentecostal Holiness Church of Whaleyville and was a bishop of Churches of Christ Holiness No. 1

He is survived by his ``first lady,'' Emma Taylor; five daughters, Gloria Britt and husband, Al, Elizabeth Broadnax and husband, Jesse, all of Portsmouth, Joann Baskerville and husband, Wayne, of Chesapeake, Diane Ferebee and husband, Anthony, of Portsmouth and Brenda Taylor of Chesapeake; two sons, William Taylor Jr. and wife, Minnie, and Robert Taylor and wife, Lisa, all of Greenville, N.C.; two sisters, Hattie Mae Taylor of Portsmouth and Sarah Hockaday of Chesapeake; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Rising St. James Church in Suffolk by the Rev. Whitfield. Burial will be in Carver Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Applewhite Funeral Home. A Christian Wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. Saturday at the residence, 3220 St. Meliot Drive. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Eugene L. Travers
CHESAPEAKE -- Eugene Lloyd Travers, 41, died Oct. 26, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mr. Travers was born Sept. 17, 1958, in Cheverly, Md., to Richard W. Travers of Arlington, Va., and Jacqueline Boyle Travers of Virginia Beach. Mr. Travers was a partner with L&H Contracting of Virginia. Even in death Gene continues to give to others by donating his eyes and tissues for transplant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving and caring family: girlfriend, Mary Katherine Butler of Chesapeake; son, Robert M. Joyner II, and grandson, Robert M. Joyner III, both of Newport News; a sister, Jacqueline B. Travers of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Timothy N. Travers of Chesapeake; and grandmother, Laura W. Travers of Laurel, Md.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. The family will receive friends after the service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army.

Curtis M. Wright
CHESAPEAKE -- Curtis Melvin Wright, 77, of the 600 block of Hillwell Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in a Chesapeake hospital.

Mr. Wright was born in Old South Norfolk and was the son of the late Curtis and Sadie Wright. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Doughtie Wright. He retired as a calibration technician from St. Julians Creek Facility after 42 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of South Norfolk Lodge No. 339.

He is survived by a daughter, Bonney W. Gibbs of Chesapeake; two sons and their wives, Richard D. and Karen Wright, and Jeffery L. and Carol Wright, all of Chesapeake; a brother, Ernest C. Wright of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Jason E. Wright, Caitlin E. Wright, Miranda P. Wright and John Curtis Gibbs.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by Dr. James Driscoll. Masonic rites will follow. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Memorial donations may be made to the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Ernestine Ellis
NORFOLK -- Ernestine Ellis of the 3400 block of Colonial Ave. died Oct. 27, 1999, at her residence. Services will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Jonah L. Freeman
NORFOLK -- Jonah Lee Freeman, 2, of the 100 block of Lorengo Ave., died Oct. 23, 1999. A chapel service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, where a visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. today.

Jack A. Scott
NORFOLK -- Jack A. Scott of the 1500 block of Minnesota Ave. went peacefully to be with his Lord Oct. 27, 1999. He was born March 1, 1929, in Danville, Va. He had resided in Norfolk for the past 45 years.

Mr. Scott retired as a detective with the Norfolk Police Department and retired from Crestar Bank. He was recently working with security at the Federal Court in Norfolk. He was a former member of the Grand Lodge AF&AM of Virginia.

His memory will be cherished by his daughter, Traci Lynn Scott Kent of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Steven Russell, Charles Russell and Elizabeth Russell, all of New Castle, Del.; his sisters, Margie Walsh of Danville, Va., Leona Shorter of Virginia Beach, Virginia Dailey of Chesapeake, Nancy Atkins and Anne Archibald, both of Portsmouth; and a number of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Mr. Scott was predeceased by his daughter, Pearl ``Polly'' Scott Russell; a sister, Helen Christakos; and brothers, James T. Scott and Robert L. Scott.

A funeral will be held at noon Friday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Following the funeral Mr. Scott will be transported to Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville, Va., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and where a funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery.

Richard W. Williford
NORFOLK -- Richard W. ``Dickie'' Williford, 74, died Oct. 25, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Williford was a well known plumber in the Hampton Roads area. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he was a part of the first wave on the landing barges; he served in five invasions including Normandy, Sicily, Salerno, North Africa and Omaha Beach. He received many citations for his military service. Mr. Williford was a life member of VFW Post 3160, Ocean View.

He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Williford of Norfolk; daughters, Marsha A. Vanderberry of Norfolk, Gina M. Purvis and husband, Melvin, of Virginia Beach, and Catherine M. Ruperti and husband, Tony, of Norfolk; son, Anthony Nocella III and wife, Pat, of Chesapeake; sisters, Mary Louise Osteen of Abingdon, Dorothy L. Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., and Gertrude Cohen and husband, Charlie, of Portsmouth; brothers, Clifford Williford and wife, Frances, of Norfolk and William R. Williford and wife, Iris, of Jamesville, Va.; grandchildren, Ronny, Rose, Jahiada, Ashley, Kristen and Kari; brother-in-law, Edward F. Marinelli; sister-in-law, Evelyn B. Williford; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. John C. Dean. The family will receive friends following the service at VFW Post 3160, 111 A View Ave., Norfolk, 588-7172. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Robert B. Haddock
PORTSMOUTH -- Robert B. Haddock, 56, of the 1100 block of Melvin Drive, died Oct. 26, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

A native of Virginia, he was a bus driver for Eddie's Bus Service. He was a member of the D.A.V., St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Frances C. Haddock; a daughter, Jennifer A. Haddock of Virginia Beach; a son, Wayne A. Haddock and his wife, Laure N., of Portsmouth; a brother, W. Merle Haddock of Portsmouth; and a grandchild, Joseph W.N. Haddock.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Harry B. Spear. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

Robert W. Holderfield Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Robert Worth Holderfield Jr., 59, of the 200 block of Beazley Drive, died Oct. 25, 1999.

A native of Norfolk, he was a brickmason, an avid outdoorsman and served in the Marine Corps Honor Guard.

Survivors include his friend and companion, Helen Gray and her daughter, Marsha; a sister, Ann L. Bridger of Portsmouth; three nieces, a nephew, an uncle and two aunts.

Services will be private. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

McKinley Morrison Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- McKinley Morrison Jr., 50, of the 400 block of Orton St., died Oct. 25, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Greenville, N.C., ``Mac'' had retired as a pipefitter supervisor from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Portsmouth and was also a member of Ionic Masonic Lodge No. 91; Holy Royal Arch; mason, Truxton Chapter No. 34; member, Nights of Temple and Arabia Temple No. 12; and Club DePorres Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Morrison; a daughter, Evelyn Morrison Porter of Portsmouth; a son, McKinley Morrison III of Suffolk; his mother, Mary B. Morrison-Faulcon of Portsmouth; three sisters, Nannie A. Williams of Portsmouth, Lillian J. Brown of Indiana and the Rev. Dr. Emma J. Thompson of Mitchellville, Md.; three brothers, Dwayne Morrison of Portsmouth, Gary L. Morrison of Richmond and the Hon. Johnny E. Morrison of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Ben Beamer. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the residence for the procession. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Serenity Funeral Home.

William C. Blount
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William C. ``Dick'' Blount, 65, of the 3800 block of Buchanan Drive, died Oct. 26, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Blount of the home; four daughters, Teresa Washington and Dalphine Blount, both of Norfolk, Catherine Washington and Constance Puckett, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, Reginald Blount of Chesapeake and William C. Blount Jr. of Virginia Beach; five sisters, Hester Horsley, Elnora Owens, Shirley Stiff and Rebecca Williams, all of Virginia Beach, and Gerdine Williams of Chesapeake; a brother, Sanford Blount Jr. of Virginia Beach; 32 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Hester Jones and Sanford Blount Sr.; a daughter, Janice Washington; and a sister, Sadie Brickhouse.

A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Union Baptist Church. Interment will be in Betty Jones Cemetery. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services.



Joyce L. Cuffee
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Joyce L. Cuffee of the 3800 block of Counselor Lane died Oct. 25, 1999.

She was born in Norfolk County and was the daughter of the late Fannie B. and James E. Cuffee Sr. She was a retired nurse and a member of St. John A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, Mamie Kornegay Fellowship Group, Chancelor Choir and St. John Choir.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Steed and Frances Cuffee, both of Virginia Beach, Carolyn Cuffee of Vista, Calif., and Mary Cuffee of North Carolina; three sons, James Cuffee of Chesapeake, Clarence Cuffee of El Paso, Texas, and Otis Cuffee of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a brother, James E. Cuffee Jr. of Norfolk; a son-in-law, James Steed; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Cuffee; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Larry S. Hinton. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 6201 Appaloosa Court, Virginia Beach. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Margaret W. Dudley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Margaret Waterfield Dudley, 72, of the 100 block of Bryan Road in Knotts Island, died Oct. 26, 1999, in an Elizabeth City hospital.

Mrs. Dudley was a Methodist by faith. She was born in Virginia Beach and was the daughter of the late Mary Jane Stevens. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Leon Dudley

Survivors include her son, James W. Dudley Jr. of Knotts Island; a sister, Norma J. Pace and her husband, Bill, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Cecil Stevens Jr. and his wife, Bernice, of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three brothers-in-law, Oswald Dudley, W.O. Stant and Robert Day, all of Virginia Beach; and one grandchild.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Frank Jennings of Knotts Island United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Willie Thomas
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Willie ``Willie Mack'' Thomas, 72, of the 5000 block of Rugby Road, died Oct. 24, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Flushing, N.Y.

Born in Raeford, N.C., Mr. Thomas was a retired electrician for Mobile Light and the widower of Jacqueline Thomas. He was a member of Little Mount Calvary Holiness Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Hedy Thomas Bullock and husband, Otis, of Virginia Beach, and Nancy Thomas Arrufat of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepdaughters, Arstelia Clark and husband, Norman, of Virginia Beach and Mildred Gattling of Norfolk; three sons, Vester Thomas of Middletown, Conn., Shawn Thomas of Flushing, N.Y., and Jermaine Thomas and wife, Lisa, of Virginia Beach; stepson, Maurice Holmes of Norfolk; three sisters, Betty Thomas, Evangelist Hattie Butts, both of Charleston, S.C., and Zelma Harrington of Norfolk; two brothers, Bishop Ted Thomas Sr. and Homer Thomas, both of Chesapeake; three brothers-in-law; eight sisters-in-law; nine grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Elder Simuel Thomas and Nancy Thomas, and two brothers, Simuel Thomas Jr. and Harold Thomas.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Community Church of God in Christ, Portsmouth, by Bishop Ted Thomas Sr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday at 5036 Rugby Road, Virginia Beach, for the procession.

Donald W. Whiteford
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Donald Warren Whiteford, 81, of the 5400 block of Odessa Drive, died Oct. 26, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Piqua, Ohio, he had retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of service. He had also retired as a civil service management engineer from Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Irvine Whiteford; a daughter, Bonnie Simon of Virginia Beach; two sons, Craig Whiteford and Brad Whiteford, both of Virginia Beach; his stepmother, Jessie Whiteford of Piqua, Ohio; a sister, Doris Warling; two brothers, Bob Whiteford and Bill Whiteford, all of Piqua; five grandchildren, Kenneth Simon, Donald Simon, Jamie Whiteford, Justin Whiteford and Zachary Whiteford; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Simon, Jamie Simon and Ryan Whiteford.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Les Redfern. Burial will be at sea at a later date.

Alae V. Boone
SUFFOLK -- Alae Virginia Boone, formerly of 617 Roosevelt Drive, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle Christian United Church of Christ. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Crocker Funeral Home.

Charlie Turner
SUFFOLK -- Charlie Turner, 94, of the 1300 block of Cherokee Court, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Peebles Funeral Home.

Patricia A. Warren
SUFFOLK -- Patricia Ann Warren, 31, of the 1000 block of Wildwood Drive, died Oct. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corinth Chapel. Applewhite Funeral Home is in charge.

Granville F. Hogg Sr.
CHERITON -- Granville Francis Hogg Sr., 85, died Oct. 26, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cape Charles Cemetery. Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge.

Charles A. Miles Jr.
CAPE CHARLES -- Charles Alfred ``Shorty'' Miles Jr., 75, died Oct. 26, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Cape Charles Cemetery. Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home is in charge.

Lula H. Flythe
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Lula Horne Flythe, 82, died Oct. 27, 1999. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Milwaukee Cemetery. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.

William Q. Liverman Jr.
AHOSKIE -- William Quinton Liverman Jr., 64, died Oct. 26, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Ahoskie Cemetery. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, is in charge.

Mable D. Bowe
FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. -- Mable Daughtrey Bowe, 65, a native of Lynchburg, died Oct. 25, 1999. The body was cremated. Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, Ind., is in charge.

Virginia R. Collette
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Virginia Ruffin Collette, 98, died Sept. 7, 1999, after a long illness.

She was a resident of Cobble Hill Nursing Home in Brooklyn for the last five years. Virginia was the daughter of George and Fannie Collette. Her lifetime was spent with varied interests and occupations, which included worldwide travel. She possessed a feminist spirit long before it was fashionable.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of her daughter, Fannell Collett; her niece, Eloise Collette Quidley; her great-niece, Monise Quidley; her great-nephews, Wendell Quidley and Maurice Quidley and their five children, Nicole, Montary, Amiya, Maurice and Shareef.

Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Calvary Cemetery.

Pencie B. Young
GRESHAM, S.C. -- Pencie Louise Beasley Young, 66, of the 200 block of Sanny Road, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Praise Temple, Edenton, N.C. Blair Funeral Service is in charge.


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