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Joe L. Artis
CHESAPEAKE -- Joe L. Artis of the 1200 block of Cleona Drive died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

Joe was born in Southampton County, Va., to Elnora Artis and the late Henry M. Artis. He was also predeceased by three brothers, James, George and Marbey ``Big T'' Artis. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Boykins. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 29 years and one month of service.

Survivors include his mother, Elnora Artis of Courtland; his wife, Edith Artis of the home; three sons, Marvin Artis, Maurice Artis of Killeen, Texas, and Marcelle Artis of Alexandria, Va.; five brothers, Leroy Artis of Washington, D.C., William Artis of Courtland, Andrew Artis of Los Angeles, Alvin Artis of Norfolk and Calvin Artis of Drewryville, Va.; three sisters, Esdmond Artis and Mae Artis of Norfolk and Christain Claude of Capron; five grandchildren; a special niece, Patricia Artis Square of Newport News; and other nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Providence Church, Shawboro, N.C., by the Rev. John Felton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

B. Mildred A. Brady
CHESAPEAKE -- B. Mildred A. Brady, 77, of the 600 block of Montebello Circle, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in Fairmont Park United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

Johnnie B. Jones

CHESAPEAKE -- Johnnie B. Jones, 56, of the 3800 block of Stonebridge Landing, died Oct. 25, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center. He was affectionately known as ``JJ.''

Born in Portsmouth, he was the founder, owner and operator of JJ's Restaurant & Catering Service. He had retired as the manager of human resources for Huntsman Chemical Corp. after 20 years of service. He was a member and trustee of Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth, where he was a former Sunday School superintendent, former youth leader and church chef. JJ performed many activities for the church and was a member of several of its organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Marva C. Jones; a daughter, Anita T. Jones of Chesapeake; two brothers and their wives, Theodore Ellis Sr. and Mildred Ellis, Levi E. Jones and Sylvia Jones, all of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at 10 a.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Wyatt M. Ruffin
CHESAPEAKE -- Wyatt Meade Ruffin, 87, of the 1900 block of Robert Hall Blvd., died Oct. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Courtland. Engram Funeral Home, Courtland, is in charge.

Curtis M. Wright
CHESAPEAKE -- Curtis Melvin Wright, 77, of the 600 block of Hillwell Road, died Oct. 27, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

Lynn D. Moore Sr.
NORFOLK -- Lynn Deitrick Moore Sr., 59, passed on to Heaven on Oct. 26, 1999. He was a beloved husband, father and brother. Mr. Moore was an Eagle Scout of Troop 5, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and a former secretary and president of the Ocean View Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Janet S. Moore; a son, Lynn D. Moore Jr.; a daughter, Katherine E. Moore; a grandson, Vincent Louis Moore; three brothers; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bayview United Church of Christ, 1051 Bayview Blvd. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association.

Dorothy M. Power
NORFOLK -- Dorothy Maynard Power passed away Oct. 27, 1999.

In life after death she joins her parents, Gaines Camden and Clarence L. Maynard. She leaves behind her children, Alice Power Eldridge, her husband Bruce and children, Timothy, Daniel and James; John Maynard Power, his wife Lucy and children Kathleen and John; Elizabeth Gaines Badkins, her husband Slaughter and son Adam; and Patricia Power Brendlinger, her husband Eric and daughter Camden.

Dorothy was born in Richmond and attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Mary Washington College. After her marriage to John Francis Power, she moved to Norfolk, where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Margaret Roper Moss Circle of The King's Daughters and Sacred Heart Catholic Church family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father Jay Wagner. A private burial will be held on Monday. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Pearl Sterling
NORFOLK -- Pearl Sterling, 52, of the 900 block of Charlotte St., died Oct. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Seabord, N.C. Faison Funeral Home, Seabord, is in charge.

Gladys O. Freeman
PORTSMOUTH -- Gladys O. Freeman, 80, formerly of 2402 Cutherell St., died Oct. 26, 1999, in Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Gates, N.C., she was a retired cleaner and presser from Wayside Cleaners after 20 years of service. She was the widow of Thomas ``Shake'' Freeman.

She is survived by a son, Michael W. Freeman of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a sister, Bernice Knight of Gates, N.C.; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Leon J. Boone. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be at 1391 Watson St., Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the procession.

Willis Hughes Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Willis Hughes Jr., 52, died Oct. 27, 1999. He was a native of Portsmouth and currently a resident of Hobbsville, N.C.

Mr. Hughes is survived by his mother, Grace Gunter Hathaway of Portsmouth; two sons, Michael Hughes and Brian Hughes; his companion, Penny Melton and her son, Scott Melton; two sisters, Carolyn Beeler and Brenda Hobbs, both of Portsmouth. His father, Willis Hughes Sr., predeceased him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, by Dr. Ector L. Hamrick. The family will receive friends in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Leon H. Moore Sr.

PORTSMOUTH -- Leon Hubert Moore Sr., 62, of the 200 block of Navajo Trail, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999.

A native of Front Royal, Va., he retired from Big Star as the produce manager and was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge No. 44.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Faye M. Moore; a daughter, Wanda Stephens and her husband, Kenneth Stephens Jr.; a son, Leon H. Moore Jr. and his fiancee, Christina Maready, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Judy Fincham and Lucy Vanderploeg and her husband, Weba, all of Chesapeake; three brothers, Louis R. Moore and his wife, Nell, of Parkton, N.C., William B. Moore of Garland, Texas, and Luther B. Moore Jr. and his wife, Helen, of East Lake, Ohio; mother-in-law, Josephine C. Moses of Portsmouth; a brother-in-law, Ralph T. Moses and his wife, Marty, of Suffolk; two grandsons, Leon Bryce Moore and Mathew Shane Moore; a third grandson to be; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. John N. Ashenfelder. 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 and at 1501 Blue Jay Court, Chesapeake, at other times.

Mr. Moore was a heart and kidney recipient and the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Lifenet Research Foundation Inc., 5809 Ward Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

David E. Winborne
PORTSMOUTH -- David E. ``Evone'' Winborne, 60, of the 3400 block of Downes St., died Oct. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Harrellsville, N.C. Corprew Funeral Home, is in charge.

Peggy J. Baird
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Peggy J. Baird, 89, died Oct. 22, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Elmwood Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Stephen D. Bloxsom
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Stephen David Bloxsom, 51, passed away Oct. 26, 1999.

Mr. Bloxsom was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy ``Jane'' Bloxsom. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Parker; a daughter, Amy Lavender; two sons, Gregory and Scott Lavender; his aunt, Doris, and uncle, Mike Lehron; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Lynn D. Christian
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lynn Don Christian of Virginia Beach died Oct. 27, 1999, in Virginia Beach General Hospital.

He was born in DuBois, Pa., on July 2, 1924, and was the son of John and Lillie Zimmerman Christian. He married Ruth Kuntz on Feb. 19, 1946. He was a graduate of Penn State University and was employed by Borden Co. and Amax Inc. as an animal nutritionist and held positions in many professional organizations. He was also an independent consultant in that area.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He also served during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of the Optimist Club of Virginia Beach; Virginia Beach Sports Club; the American Legion; Penn State Alumni Association; AARP; and was a 50-year member of St. John's Lodge No. 6, F&A.M. He volunteered with many Virginia Beach organizations. He enjoyed woodworking, travel and gardening.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, John Albert of Mount Laurel, N.J., Lynn Don Jr. of Virginia Beach and Harry Earl of Chesapeake; a daughter, Jeanne Marie Kline of Ruckersville, Va.; three brothers, James of Athens, Ga., John of Raleigh, N.C., and Ross of Moscow, Idaho; two sisters, Rebekah Lines of DuBois, Pa., and Bernice Smith of Tyrone, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Sports Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 763, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Evie L. Gilliam
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Evie Lois Gilliam, 88, died Oct. 28, 1999. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Park Place United Methodist Church, Norfolk. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Paul W. Herson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lt. Col. Paul W. Herson, 79, of the 1100 block of Fort Sumter Court, died in his residence, Oct. 28, 1999.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., he had retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970 after 29 years of service as a lieutenant colonel. He served in China and India during World War II, and also served in Korea and Vietnam. He flew a B-29, B-52 and C-30. Mr. Herson had retired from the Hatfield Electric Co. after 15 years. He was a member of VFW, an avid bowler and loved fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Zenaida Herson; six children from his first wife, Dorothy Warwick: Kenneth Herson of Michigan, Leslie Gose of Michigan, William Herson of Indiana, Pat Gose of Indiana, John P. Herson of Michigan, Joyce Reynolds of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Ruby Soriano; stepson, Marcelino Soriano Jr. of the Philippines; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Bowen of Michigan and Dorothy Millem of Florida; a brother, John L. Herson of Michigan. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald Herson.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Olean Potts King
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Olean Potts King, 77, passed away Oct. 28, 1999.

She was born in Lexington, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Early Lee Potts and Mary Rosena Weaver Potts. Mrs. King was a longtime member of Kempsville Baptist Church and an active member of the Dorcas Sunday School class. She was well-known as a dedicated Christian and will be remembered for her extraordinary loving and compassionate care for other people. Mrs. King was the widow of Alva King.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara King Hart and husband, Scott, of Virginia Beach and Kathy King Hundley and husband, Allen, of Fredericksburg; a son, Don Wayne King and wife, Jeanine, of Black Mountain, N.C.; grandchildren, Timothy and Anna Hart, Kevin, Doug and Dennis Hundley and Bethany, Rebecca, Nathan and Joanna King; sisters, Ruth Potts Combs, Helen Potts Townsend, and Margaret Potts Wagner and husband, Al, all of Norfolk, and Mildred Potts Hermann of Virginia Beach; brothers, Paul D. Potts and wife, Doris, of Waverly, Va., and Raymond J. Potts of Norfolk; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Michael T. Turner. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Buff Foundation for breast cancer education efforts, P.O. Box 641, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

George W. Lawrence
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George W. Lawrence of the 200 block of Greenwood Lane died Oct. 28, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mr. Lawrence was a retired tugboat captain having worked for 42 years for Curtis Bay Towing Co. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Lawrence; three sons, G.W. Lawrence and wife, Carol, of Virginia Beach, James E. Lawrence of Poplar Branch, N.C., and Carl E. Lawrence and wife, Mary, of Morganton, N.C.; two daughters, Mary E. Lynch of Shiloh, N.C., and Joanna C. Parrish of Virginia Beach; two brothers, John and Clarence Lawrence, both of Norfolk; three sisters; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rosewood Memorial Park by Pastor Larry Shoaf. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.

Sharon Y. Liddy
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sharon Yvonne Liddy, 47, died Oct. 26, 1999. She was born in Elmira, N.Y., and was owner/operator of Beach Flooring for five years. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Lee Liddy; four stepdaughters, Falyn Liddy of Virginia Beach, Terra Liddy and Venus Liddy, both of Richmond, and June Liddy of Corning, N.Y.; a son, Terry Lee Liddy II of Virginia Beach; a stepson, Edwin McMillan of Penn Yan, N.Y.; her mother, Kay Russell of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters, Sandy Hill and her husband, Fran, of Lexington, Ky., and Cindy Russell and her husband, Dave Peters, of Elmira; a brother, Michael Russell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

She now walks with her beloved angels.

James Shray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James ``Jim'' Shray, 40, of Virginia Beach, died Oct. 17, 1999, in a hospital in Orlando, Fla.

Survivors include his son, Christian Shray; parents, J.D. and Elaine Shray; sisters, Penny Dieter, Lynn Land and Marie Roper, and their families, of Virginia Beach; and brothers, Daniel Shray and Robert Shray of Virginia, Joe Shray and family of Jacksonville, Fla., John Shray and family of Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Memorial services for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle U.C., 1265 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Way for the Homeless.

Hubert H. Ross
SUFFOLK -- Hubert Hoytt Ross, 90, died Oct. 28, 1999.

Born June 23, 1909, in Tarboro, N.C., he was the son of the late James Edward and Sarah Evans Ross. Mr. Ross was a retired foreman with National Screen Co.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes White Ross; a daughter, Hope R. Dunlow; a stepson, Irvin Knight and his wife, Linda; a niece, Betty Allison; a great-nephew, Donnie Ballard and his wife, Gail, all of Suffolk; and a grandson, Anthony Ray Dunlow and his wife, Maggie, both of Deltona, Fla.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday at Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, N.C., by the Rev. Jamie Braswell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439.

Lee A. Artis
NEWSOMS -- Lee Andrew Artis, 60, of the 20700 block of General Thomas Hwy., died Oct. 27, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. Engram Funeral Home, Courtland, is in charge.

Garland L. Bailey
WAKEFIELD -- Garland L. Bailey, 78, of the 10000 block of Birch Island Road, died Oct. 25, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Poole's Funeral Home is in charge.

Mildred B. Harcum
CARRSVILLE -- Mildred Bradshaw Harcum, 87, died Oct. 28, 1999, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Joel Clinton Bradshaw Sr. and Mamie Duck Bradshaw. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy Guy Harcum Sr.; a sister, Annie Virginia Owens; and a brother, Joel C. Bradshaw Jr. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and the Franklin Moose Lodge.

She is survived by a son, Milton S. Harcum of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a stepson, T.G. Harcum Jr. of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Hazel Bradshaw; and many nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southampton Memorial Park by the Rev. Richard Peerey. Friends may join the family at the home of Hazel Bradshaw immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 23315. Holland-Rideout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Oliver V. Wiley
EMPORIA -- Oliver Vance Wiley, 69, retired regional supervisor, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Federal-State Inspection Service, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999.

Survivors include his mother, Mary M. Wiley of Emporia; two brothers, W. Carlton Wiley of Boykins and Ralph R. Wiley of Emporia; a niece, Kimberly C. Wiley of Raleigh, N.C.; and a nephew, Gene Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Owen Funeral Home, Jarratt, Va., where a funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Emporia Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Faye Baker
PAINTER -- Faye Baker, 52, died Oct. 26, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m Saturday at Wachapreague Cemetery, Wachapreague. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Onancock, is in charge.

A. Parker Barnes
ONANCOCK -- The Rev. A. Parker Barnes, 72, died Oct. 28, 1999. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Market Street United Methodist Church. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorothy Davis
KELLER -- Dorothy Davis, 72, died Oct. 18, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Snead's Memorial Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Isaac L. Harmon
WATTSVILLE -- Isaac Lee Harmon, 80, died Oct. 23, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship United Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Annie B. Hollomon
BLOXOM -- Annie B. Hollomon, 81, died Oct. 24, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac.

Helen M. Lemon
NASSAWADOX -- Helen Melson Lemon, 75, died Oct. 28, 1999. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cape Charles Cemetery. Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge.

Lynwood N. Wilkins
KELLER -- Lynwood Newman Wilkins, 69, died Oct. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Onancock.

Ernest W. Chambers
EDENTON -- Ernest Walter Chambers, 80, of the 200 block of Blue Gill Circle, died Oct. 26, 1999. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Albemarle Baptist Church. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Christiana Cherry
LEWISTON WOODVILLE -- Christiana Cherry, 81, of the 1000 block of Indian Wood Road, died Oct. 22, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Lewiston. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Georgia S. Cox
ROPER -- Georgia S. Cox, 73, died Oct. 26, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Plymouth. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service is in charge.

Frank Eggertson
BUXTON -- Frank Eggertson, 82, of Cottage Avenue, died Oct. 28, 1999. No services are planned at this time. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

William E. Harris
WILLIAMSTON -- William Earl Harris, 64, of the 2600 block of Ballard Road, died Oct. 27, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Biggs Chapel.

Dorothy L. Hertel
CAMDEN -- Dorothy Lee Hertel, 89, of the 100 block of Hwy. 158, died Oct. 27, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Twiford's Funeral Home is in charge.

William E. Sawyer
BARCO -- William Edmond Sawyer, 29, of the 100 block of Ed Sawyer Lane, died Oct. 24, 1999, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

He was born in Virginia Beach and was the son of Doris Jean Wohlford Sawyer and the late Isaac D. ``Ikey'' Sawyer. He worked for Ford Motor Co. and was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church.

Besides his mother, Mr. Sawyer is survived by his maternal grandmother, Beulah Wohlford of Barco.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m today at Coinjock Baptist Church by the Rev. C.H. Wellons. Burial will follow in the Sawyer Family Cemetery at Barco. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Currituck County 4-H Foundation, c/o Currituck County Extension Office, P.O. Box 10, Currituck, N.C. 27929. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Roderick T. Boykins
PETERSBURG -- Roderick T. Boykins, 35, a Norfolk native, died Oct. 25, 1999, at Hiram W. Davis Medical Center in Petersburg.

Survivors include his father, Arthur Armstrong of Norfolk; two sisters, Pamela D. Holley of Norfolk and Sandra M. Fields of Chesapeake; three brothers, Elder L. Boykins of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tonie C. Boykins of Newport News and Armond Boykins III of Norfolk; three nieces; nine nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary T. Boykins.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Tucker Funeral Home, Petersburg, is in charge.

Richard A. Moore
LIVERMORE, Maine -- Richard A. Moore, 61, of the 300 block of Sanders Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his home, with his family by his side, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Rumford on Oct. 22, 1938, to Fred and Gwen Parker Moore. He attended Stevens High School in Rumford, graduating in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 7, 1958, until July 29, 1979, retiring as a senior chief petty officer from Little Creek. He served on the USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39), USS Essex (CVS-9), where he was selected as Sailor of the Year in 1968, and the USS America (CVA-66). He was also a Vietnam veteran.

After his retirement from the Navy, he stayed in the Chesapeake area and was employed as an athletic facilities supervisor from 1979 to 1985 by Virginia Wesleyan College, where he created women's softball at the varsity level and was selected Dixie Conference Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1983. He returned to Maine in 1985.

On June 27, 1959, he married Pauline V. Legere of Riley; she died Oct. 19, 1995. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married Donna L. Arsenault Bissonnette of Mexico. He was employed by Mead Paper for 10 years, retiring in January 1999 due to ill health. He was a member of the VFW Frank L. Mitchell Post No. 3335 in Jay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, watching or playing all sports, and was a fan of all Boston teams, especially the Red Sox. His love for the ocean and its surroundings was his favorite rest and leisure experience. He was a big supporter of his children in their sports, from their youth into their adult life.

Besides his parents of South Rumford and wife, Donna, he is survived by two sons, Brian and Jeffrey and his wife, Regina, all of Virginia Beach; two daughters and their husbands, Debra and David Carlson, and Julie and Peter Bushman, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, Terry Moore of South Rumford; three sisters and their husbands, Karen and Raymond Arsenault of Manchester, N.H., Judith and Frank White of Burlington, Vt., and Brenda and Fred Wurrey of Londonderry, N.H.; three stepsons, Kevin Arsenault and his companion, Sara Roberts, of Mexico, Austin Holland of Carthage and Justin Roy of Durham; five grandchildren, Blake, Krystal, Ashley, Brooke and Brandon, all of Virginia Beach; two stepgrandsons, Issac and Caleb of Mexico; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Pauline V. Moore.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today. If desired, donations may be made to the Greater Rumford Community Center, P.O. Box 239, Rumford, ME 04276. VFW members will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Queen E. Norman
BRONX, N.Y. -- Queen Ester Norman, 61, of the 3500 block of Bivona St., died Oct. 21, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Cathedral C.O.G.I.C. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Margaret M. Rimmer
DULUTH, Minn. -- Margaret E. Maynard Rimmer, 68, formerly of Norfolk, died Oct. 27, 1999. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin. Johnson Mortuary, Duluth, is in charge.

June R. Coffield
CHESAPEAKE -- June Faye Rainey Coffield, 62, of the 2000 block of Broadmoor Ave., died Oct. 28, 1999, at a local hospital. Born in Norfolk County, she was retired.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Neil Coffield; two sons, Timothy A. Lamm of Baltimore, Md., and Jeffery S. Coffield of Chesapeake; a sister, Linda Jordan of Kitty Hawk, N.C., a brother, Mildred Rainey of Raeford, N.C.; six granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at a later date. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, is in charge.

John T. Griggs Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- John Thomas Griggs Sr., 77, formerly of the 700 block of Providence Road, died Oct. 29, 1999.

Born in Nansemond County, Va., he was a retired sheet metal worker for Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Raleigh Heights Baptist Church, Chesapeake.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lois Odell Redd Griggs; a daughter, Cindy West and her husband, Ronnie, of Zuni, Va.; two sons, John Thomas Griggs Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Smithfield, and Donald E. Griggs and his wife, Diane, of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Holbert, JoAnn Sahut and her husband, Steve, Johnny Griggs, Gene Griggs and his wife, Jeanine, Rhonda Fatooh and her husband, Rich, Chris West and his wife, Kara, Donna Bossuot and her husband, Bruce, and Bradley Griggs; eight great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Margurite Gurkin of Chesapeake. He was blessed to have many loyal friends and family who have been so supportive during his illness.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Raleigh Heights Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Henry V. Napier. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel.

Tarsha D. Miller
CHESAPEAKE -- Tarsha Denise Miller of the 700 block of Johnstown Road died Oct. 27, 1999. Funeral and burial will be held Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, handled local arrangements.

Roberta B. Wright
CHESAPEAKE -- Missionary Mother Roberta Bailey Wright of the 2000 block of Midway Ave. went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 1999, at her residence.

Mother Wright was born in Southampton County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Gene and Roberta Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Wright. She was retired from DePaul Hospital after 20 years of service.

Mother Wright was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Campostella for more than 50 years, where she served as a member and past president of the choir; member and past president of the Sarah Blowe Missionary Society; one of the founders of the Young Adult Choir; and member of the Usher Board. She also directed and distributed food to the needy for many years. Mother Wright was also a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was the widow of Willie Lee Wright and is survived by four daughters, Mary Darden of New Jersey, Alma Howell of Chesapeake, Cynthia Chesson and her husband, Kenneth, of Chesapeake and Wilhelmenia Wright-Harrison of Princess Anne, Md.; a son, Calvin Lee Wright and his wife, Betty, of Maryland; a brother, Willie Lee Wright Jr. and his wife, Ella, of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren, Earl Howell Jr. and his wife, Myra, Kimberly Kelley and her husband, James, Christie Wright, Shelley Wright, Lynn Wright, Vincent Howell, Karlton Chesson, Kimberly Chesson and Lea Harrison; seven great-grandchildren; goddaughters, Helma German, Annie Jackson, Carolyn Haynes, Joyce Horton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by six sisters.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church Campostella, Norfolk, by Dr. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue. Family and friends will assemble at 2018 Midway, Chesapeake, one hour prior to the service for the procession.

John H. Yoder Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- John Henry Yoder Sr., 84, of the 1500 block of Mount Pleasant Road, died Oct. 28, 1999, in a Chesapeake hospital.

Mr. Yoder was born in Holmes County, Ohio, and was the son of the late Noah B. and Fannie Hershberger Yoder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sevilla Coblentz Yoder. Mr. Yoder was a retired carpenter. He attended Kempsville Mennonite Church.

Mr. Yoder is survived by four daughters, Lucinda Garner of Charleston, S.C., Edna Bowman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Yoder and Rose Anne Brisson, both of Chesapeake; five sons, Eli Yoder of Virginia Beach, John Henry Yoder Jr. and Elmer J. Yoder, both of Plain City, Ohio, Robert J. Yoder and Lavern R. Yoder, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Elizabeth Miller of Scottsville, Ky., and Fannie Matilda Miller of Nappanee, Ind.; three brothers, Daniel N. Yoder of Apple Creek, Ohio, Eli N. Yoder of Wooster, Ohio, and Abraham N. Yoder of Mount Eaton, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; a step-grandson; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kempsville Mennonite Church, 3261 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach. Donnie Brenneman will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Ernestine L. Ellis
NORFOLK -- Ernestine L. Ellis of the 3400 block of Colonial Ave. died Oct. 27, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Roanoke, Va., and was a domestic worker and the widow of Leslie C. Ellis Sr. She was a member of Union Chapel A.M.E. Church, a member of the Usher Board and the United Order of Tents, C.J. Hines No. 766.

She is survived by two sons, James E. Hughes of Texas and Leslie C. Ellis Jr. of Chesapeake; a brother, Horace F. Hughes of Inglewood, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Judy C. Ellis and Ruby L. Hughes; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Clifford Wilson. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. at the residence for the procession.

Lois H. Gilliam
NORFOLK -- Lois Hodges Gilliam, 88, passed away Oct. 28, 1999, in DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Itawambia County, Miss., she lived in Norfolk since 1947. She was the widow of the late Richard Franklin Gilliam and the daughter of the late Walter Lex Hodges and Helon Lewis Hodges. She was a longtime member of Park Place United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Dr. Frances Slocumb of Berkeley, Calif., Jo Anna Pollard of Virginia Beach, Donna Killmon of Norfolk and Judy Steen of Shady Grove, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Travis Slocumb III of Washington, D.C, Stephanie Leydig of Everett, Pa., Robert Pollard Jr. of Norfolk, Steven Pollard of Chesapeake, Kim Killmon of Escondido, Sean Killmon of Norfolk, Hayne Steen of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Heath Steen of St. Augustine, Fla., Brittany Steen of Shady Grove; five of her six great-grandchildren, Kristin Leydig, Erin Spencer Pollard, Connor Pollard, Landon Pollard and Caroline Slocumb; two of her three sisters, Louise Carpenter of Memphis and Peggy Garrett of LaRue, Texas; two of her five brothers, Victor Hodges of Tupelo, Miss., and Peter Hodges of Crowley, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Park Place United Methodist Church by the Rev. Francis Collins and Dr. Charles Smith. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the home of Jo Anna Pollard, 1112 Five Forks Road, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Park Place United Methodist Church, 500 W. 34th St., Norfolk, VA 23508. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Jessie R. Griswold
NORFOLK -- Jessie Rawson Griswold, 77, a native of Iager, W.Va., died Oct. 27, 1999. Services will be private. Hampton Roads Crematory is in charge.

Blanche E. James
NORFOLK -- Blanche E. James of the 700 block of W. 34th St. died Oct. 28, 1999. Born in Norfolk, she was an oyster shucker for Ballard Oyster House and a member of St. Andrews COGIC, Norfolk.

She is survived by a daughter, Juanita James of Norfolk; two sisters, Rosa V. Collins and Deloris Royster, both of Norfolk; and a grandchild, Trachita L. James.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at St. Andrews COGIC, 636 W. 35th St., Norfolk, by Bishop Lorretta F. Jones. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Madeline P. Jones
NORFOLK -- Madeline Parker Jones passed away Oct. 28, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Gates, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Abram and Maude Parker and the widow of Percy W. Jones. Mrs. Jones was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Bethany Bible Class. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a volunteer for Lee's Friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Brinegar and her husband, Paul, of Leesburg, Va.; three sisters, Lillian P. Caris of Virginia Beach, Shirley P. Dekema of LaJolla, Calif., and Peggy P. Hampton of Edenton, N.C.; three brothers, Hugh H. Parker of Chesapeake, Duard M. Parker of Portsmouth and H. Douglas Parker of Winton, N.C.; and a grandson, Monty Brinegar. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Etta P. Griffith, Lucile P. Hill and Ruby P. Barnes.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. M. Keith Martin. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lee's Friends, 618 Stockley Gardens, Norfolk, VA 23507, or to a charity of choice.

Dorothy M. Power
NORFOLK -- Dorothy Maynard Power passed away Oct. 27, 1999.

In life after death she joins her parents, Gaines Camden and Clarence L. Maynard. She leaves behind her children, Alice Power Eldridge, her husband Bruce and children, Timothy, Daniel and James; John Maynard Power, his wife Lucy and children Kathleen and John; Elizabeth Gaines Badkins, her husband Slaughter and son Adam; and Patricia Power Brendlinger, her husband Eric and daughter Camden. Dorothy was born in Richmond and attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Mary Washington College. After her marriage to John Francis Power, she moved to Norfolk where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Margaret Roper Moss Circle of The King's Daughters and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church family. Dot touched the lives of many people. Aside from her children and grandchildren, she leaves behind a large circle of friends who will always remember her as a loving and caring mother and dear friend. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father Jay Wagner. A private burial will be held on Monday. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Concetta C. Stefan
NORFOLK -- Concetta Catherine Stefan died Oct. 28, 1999. Private services will be held at a later date. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Elsie V. Williams
CHESAPEAKE -- Elsie V. .Williams, 69, of the 5600 block of Tidewater Drive, died Oct. 27, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she had been retired for two years from the Norfolk Public School System after 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church Lambert's Point, Norfolk, and the widow of Willie Williams Sr.

She is survived by a son, Staff Sgt. Willie W. Williams Jr. of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and a daughter-in-law, Tammer Williams; a niece, Beverly A. Lee; aunts, Elsie R. Chambers and Alice C. Bullock; grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Toccara Williams and Whitley Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church Lambert's Point. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will assemble at 2849 Mapleton Ave. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Nimrod G. Johnson Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Nimrod G. Johnson Sr., 88, died Oct. 29, 1999, at Autumn Care Nursing Home, Portsmouth. He was born in Washington, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Sherlene Johnson; a son, Nimrod G. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Portsmouth; and grandchildren, Danielle S. and Zachary G., both of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will assemble at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home.

L. Aldine Morris
PORTSMOUTH -- Lula Aldine Morris, 81, of Leckie St., died Oct. 28, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Stoney Creek Cemetery. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, N.C., is in charge.

Ann Ross
PORTSMOUTH -- Ann Ross, 86, of Afton Parkway, died Oct. 29, 1999, at a Portsmouth hospital.

She was a native of Henderson County, N.C., a member of Central Baptist Church and the widow of Alvin Wilson Ross.

She is survived by a son, J.K. Litman and wife, Marion, of Portsmouth; a brother, Jesse Carl Pace of Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Amy Pippin, J.K. Litman Jr., David Litman and Marina Lee; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church by Pastor Tim Robertson. Burial will be at a later date in Hendersonville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

Vincent E. Armstrong
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Vincent .Edwin Armstrong, 83, passed away Oct. 29, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mr. Armstrong was retired after 30 years in the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a past president and secretary of the Civitan Club of Norfolk; past governor of Chesapeake District of Civitan International; past president of the Foundation for Mentally Retarded & Handicapped Children; past president of the Association for Retarded Citizens, Tidewater District; past president and charter board member of Hope House Foundation; the recipient of the Civitan Club's Honor Key for Norfolk and Chesapeake, and received the District Honor Key; lifetime member of the Retired Officers Association; and was active in ushering at the Oceana Naval Base Chapel for 28 years.

Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife, Doris E. Armstrong; a daughter, Mary Lee Strong of Virginia Beach; a son-in-law, Jim Cardno of Virginia Beach; a brother, Gordon Armstrong of Nebraska City, Neb.; three grandchildren, John E. Strong, Teresa Strong and Nanci Stephenson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Ginger A. Cardno.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Kellum Funeral Home, Pleasant Hall Chapel, by Chaplain Gary R. Pollitt. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hope House Foundation, 100 W. Plume St., Suite No. 244, Norfolk, VA 23510.

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 Blount and Sanford Blount Sr.; a daughter, Janice Washington; and a sister, Sadie Brickhouse.

A funeral will be held at noon today at Union Baptist Church. Interment will be in Betty Jones Cemetery. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services is in charge.

Fabian A. Cevallos
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Fabian A. Cevallos, 57, of Virginia Beach, died Oct. 29, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

He was born in Quito, Ecuador, and was a former sales consultant for Myers & Tabakin. Mr. Cevallos was a Catholic and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Susan C. Cevallos; a stepson, George Kaline III of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Laura, Fanny, Ligia and Gladys; two brothers, Raul and Hernan; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Msgr. Thomas J. Caroluzza. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sentara Hospice Volunteers.

Loretta D. Hensley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Loretta D. Hensley, 75, of the 3400 block of Seagull Road, died Oct. 29, 1999.

She was born in Fairfield, Conn., and was a Virginia Beach resident for the past 40 years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and a charter member of the Helicopter Alumni Association.

She was a good Navy wife for 46 years to William E. Hensley and is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn Dunn and Margaret Dunn, both of Stoneham, Mass.; a brother, Francis Dunn and his wife, Mable, of Crofton, Md.; and 11 nieces and nephews who were her pride and joy.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church by Msgr. Raymond A. Barton. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Plaza Rescue Squad.

Anna Koenke
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Anna Koenke, 78, of the 3800 block of William Penn Blvd., died Oct. 29, 1999, in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Koenke was born in New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Koenke. Survivors include three nieces, Peggy Weigle of Virginia Beach, Carol Maccaroni of New Jersey, Arlene Majczuk of Pennsylvania; a nephew, Frank Sarosy Jr. of Florida; and several great-nieces and -nephews. Anna was a beloved aunt and friend and will be dearly missed. A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Patricia Bessey and the Rev. LeRoy Lowell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Burial will be in New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

Velma R. Parsons
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Velma R. Parsons, 88, of the 5200 block of Shore Breeze Court, died Oct. 28, 1999.

Born in Ridgewood, W.Va., she was a retired registered nurse and the widow of Thomas L. Parsons. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg, W.Va., and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of George Washington University.

She is survived by a daughter, Sally Parsons of Virginia Beach; a brother, H.N. Repair of Lexington, Va.; two grandchildren, James Parsons of Chesapeake and V. Thomas Swiger of Virginia Beach; a niece, Jan Callaway, and a nephew, Scott Callaway, both of Virginia Beach.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, W.Va. Burial will be in Parsons City Cemetery, Parsons. The family will be at Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling local arrangements.

Virginia D. Sims
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia .Dillon Sims, 76, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 1999.

Born in Columbia, N.C., she was the widow of Walter C. Sims. A homemaker, she was a member of Colonial Baptist Church.

She will be sadly missed by her four sons, Walter E. Sims of Norfolk, Kenneth B. Sims of Chesapeake, the Rev. Edward L. Sims of Queensland, Australia, Larry W. Sims of Virginia Beach; her daughter, Debra S. Crane of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Alma Ralph of Columbia, N.C., Gladys DuBois of Elizabeth City, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Colonial Baptist Church, 2221 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, by Pastor Daniel Davey. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may join the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Virginia Beach, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Julie A. Byrd
SUFFOLK -- Julie A. Byrd died Oct. 27, 1999. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tidewater Funeral Choices.

Dennis L. Artis
NEWSOMS -- Dennis Lamont .Artis, 21, of the 22000 block of Thompson Road, died Oct. 28, 1999, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Southampton County and was the son of Gloria J. Freeman and Clyde Dennis Artis. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he is survived by an aunt, Frances Holloman-Britt; a daughter, Aerion Artis; a grandmother, Thelma Pope Artis; a sister, Sequoia King; and his fiancee, Deanglo Cooper.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church by Dr. Roger S. Steele. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.

Mildred B. Harcum
CARRSVILLE -- Mildred .Bradshaw Harcum, 87, died Oct. 28, 1999, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Joel Clinton Bradshaw Sr. and Mamie Duck Bradshaw. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy Guy Harcum Sr.; a sister, Annie Virginia Owens; and a brother, Joel C. Bradshaw Jr. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and the Franklin Moose Lodge.

She is survived by a son, Milton S. Harcum of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a stepson, T.G. Harcum Jr. of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Hazel Bradshaw; and many nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Southampton Memorial Park by Dr. Richard Peerey. Friends may join the family at the home of Hazel Bradshaw immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Carrsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box, Carrsville VA 23315. Holland-Rideout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vickie L. Birch
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Vickie Lewis Birch, 45, died Oct. 28, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Island Baptist Church. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

George W. Baker
HERTFORD -- George Walter Baker, 79, of Route 4, died Oct. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Swindell Funeral Home.

Ida F. Dunstan
ELIZABETH CITY -- Ida Fuller Dunstan, 85, of the 700 block of W. Church St., died Oct. 28, 1999. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Blanche F. Kaiser
MANNS HARBOR -- Blanche F. Kaiser, 89, died Oct. 27, 1999. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church, Manteo. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Linda Y. Kimberlin
WANCHESE -- Linda Y. Kimberlin, 57, died Oct. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo. Arthur L. Browning

STOKES -- Arthur Lee ``Art'' Browning, 60, died Oct. 28, 1999.

Mr. Browning was a native of Portsmouth. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship and was captain of the 1961 Cotton Bowl team. After graduation, he began a career with Jefferson Standard Insurance in Durham and later in Fayetteville, where he made his home for 25 years prior to moving to Stokes in 1996. He retired from Jefferson-Pilot in August 1997, and later worked as business manager for Congleton Farms in Stokes. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Browning; sons, Craig Browning and Todd Browning, both of Fayetteville; a daughter, Shawn Browning of Winterville; a sister, Delores Rowe of Virginia Beach; a brother, Doug Browning of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 S. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, NC 27834. Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville, is in charge.

Frances E. Hudkins
WILMINGTON -- Frances Ellet Hudkins died Oct. 29, 1999, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Wilmington on April 17, 1925, the daughter of the late Benjamin Newton and Augusta Capps Horne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur L. Hudkins.

Surviving are her children, Letty Criscoe and husband, David, of Concord, N.C., Mildred Flannagan and husband, Ted, of Knotts Island, N.C., William Hudkins and wife, LuAnne of Virginia Beach, Diane Taff and husband, Jerry, of Des Moines, Iowa, James Hudkins of Millville, Del., Richard Hudkins and wife, Karen, of Trappe, Md., Patricia Pauley and husband, Wayne, of Danville, W.Va., Russell Hudkins of Millsboro, Del., and Bryan Hudkins of Trappe; a sister, Letty McClure of Wilmington; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her special nieces, Catherine Prehn and Greta Robertson, both of Wilmington.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Adrian Shepard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel is in charge.

Dennise L. Pope
WOODVILLE, Texas -- Dennise LaVerne Pope, 28, daughter of Dr. Perry Beam Pope of Virginia Beach and Dr. Teddy LaVerne Barclay Pope of Woodville, died Oct. 28, 1999.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Woodville. Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville is in charge.

Belle Rosenbaum
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Belle Rosenbaum, 87, died Oct. 27, 1999. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, is in charge.


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