Miscellaneous Hampton Roads, Virginia Obituaries


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Douglas W. Garrett
CHESAPEAKE -- Douglas Watson Garrett, 71, of the 1100 block of Johnstown Road, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in a local hospital.

Mr. Garrett was born in Laucasten, N.J., and was the son of the late Fred Watson and Mary Mee Henderson Garrett. He was retired from Norshipco. Mr. Garrett was a Lutheran and a member of South Norfolk Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Mary Cho and her husband, Pyong, of Temple, Texas; his two sons, Douglas Fred Garrett of Chesapeake and William Watson Garrett of Williamsburg; one grandson, Thomas Cho; three sisters, Norma Barnett of Norfolk, Joyce Olah and her husband, Charlie, of Chesapeake, and Marie Baker and her husband, Keith, of Yulee, Fla.; five brothers, Kennard Parker Garrett and his wife, June, of Lansdale, Pa., Marvin P. Garrett of Chesapeake, Jerry F. Garrett and his wife, Janet, Charles E. Garrett and his wife, Dee, all of Moyock, N.C., and Randy L. Garrett and his wife, Marlene, of South Mills, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with Dr. Roscoe Musselwhite officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. 

Mildred M. McPeeks
CHESAPEAKE -- Mildred M. McPeeks, 83, died Sept. 3, 1998, at a Chesapeake hospital.

Born in Saltville, Va., she was a Baptist and the widow of Londus Delano McPeeks Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Katheryn Baker of Chesapeake and Betty Watson of Jane Lew, W.Va.; two sisters, Martha Varney of Richlands, Va., and Frances Wooten of Muncie, Ind.; one brother, C.F. Colley of Hanceville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Landon McPeeks.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Indian River Chapel by Gerald L. Stemm, minister. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

William H. Price Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- William H. Price Jr., 77, passed away Sept. 3, 1998, at Bayside Medical Center. 

Mr. Price was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Palatka, Fla., the son of the late William H. Sr. and Pearl Green Price. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, Norfolk, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Virginia Power. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy Thurman Price; two children, Sarah Elizabeth Price Heath of Chesapeake and William H. Price III of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Dorothy Schultz and William Christopher Heath; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob; a sister, Willie May Moore of Virginia Beach; his aunt, Alta Henson of Norfolk; and nephew, Frank Smith of Portsmouth. 

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. Interment will be private at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service on Sunday. 

John W. Grier
NORFOLK -- John W. Grier of the 900 block of Craig St. died Sept. 3, 1998. He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Erma Grier.

Mr. Grier was a faithful member of St. Thomas AMEZ Church, where he served on the Male Usher Board and the Steward Board. He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Grier is survived by three daughters, Erma Staton of Chesapeake, Constance Overton of Virginia Beach and Susie Grier of Norfolk; one son, Byron Grier of Norfolk; one brother, Rudolph Bembry of Lawton, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Thomas AMEZ Church by Dr. G.L. Scott. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. 

Marcelino F. Nobles
NORFOLK -- Marcelino Fernandez Nobles, 86, of Norfolk, died Sept. 2, 1998, in Sentara Nursing Center.
He was born in San Narciso, Zambales Philippines, on April 6, 1912. Mr. Nobles was a USAFFE World War II survivor of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. He was an active member of the Senior Citizen UIAT and the Fil-Am Bayanihan of Tidewater.

He is survived by his wife, Procesa C. Nobles; children, Aurora L. Aquintey and husband, Pete, of Virginia Beach, Alicia P. Korte and husband, Jurgen, of Germany, Marvin P. Nobles and wife, Luz, of Virginia Beach, Nelson F. Nobles and wife, Evelyn, of Switzerland, and Marilyn N. Sanchez and husband, Victor Jr., of Virginia Beach; stepson, Carlito Gambito and wife, Rebecca, of Virginia Beach; sisters, Carolina Salayon of California and Visitacion Achin and Adela Espiritu, both of the Philippines; and grandchildren, Arlene Aquintey Sevidal, Patrick and Trisha Aquintey, Jasmin Korte, Pamela, Jose Ric and Joyce Nobles, Celeste Maynard, Monique and Michael Sanchez.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with Father Santiago C. Frias officiating. Entombment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with a wake service at 7 p.m. 

Harold H. Hartford
NORFOLK -- Harold Harvey Hartford, 77, of the 8100 block of Shore Drive, a retired master mechanic, died, at his home surrounded by his family and friends, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998.

His wife, Rose Marie Hartford; parents; his brother, Ralph Hartford; and two daughters, Josie Viles and Carole Bowman, preceded Mr. Hartford in death.

He is survived by six daughters, Kathy Arthur of Norfolk, Trish Madden of Virginia Beach, Lorraine Powell of Grundy, Va., Wanda Bridgeman of Dinwiddie, Va., and Judy Richardson and Sara Ellen Hartford, both of Tennessee; five sons, Harold Hartford III and Don Grevey, both of Norfolk, Harold Hartford Jr. of North Carolina, James Grevey of Tennessee and John Grevey of Massachusetts; two sisters, Betty Garrett and Shirley Moore; three brothers, T.J. Hartford, George Hartford and Orville Hartford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friend, Edith Crowder and her daughter and granddaughters.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Warren Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

Ralph N. Buxton
PORTSMOUTH -- Ralph Neilson Buxton, 73, of the 4400 block of Southampton Arch, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Sentara Bayside Hospital.

Mr. Buxton was born in Kingfield, Maine. He was a former employee of Pizzagalli Construction Co. and also was the former owner and operator of B.P. Construction Co.

He is survived by his wife, Leonie Bostwick Buxton of Portsmouth; five daughters, Myra Moore of Wake Forest, N.C., Gail Smith of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Betty Lou Knowles-Fletcher of Portsmouth, Julie Knowles-Holman of Norfolk and Kendra Knowles-Johnson of Virginia Beach; five sons, Ralph L.B. Buxton of Winter Haven, Fla., Kendall Knowles of Poland Spring, Maine, Howard Buxton of Bath, Maine, and Theodore Buxton and Keith Buxton, both of Michigan; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Service and interment will take place at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus, Maine. Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements. 

Cora O. Conner
PORTSMOUTH -- Cora Oertley Conner died Sept. 3, 1998.

Mrs. Conner retired as the secretary and treasurer for Waters Pontiac. She was a member and the financial secretary of Park View Christian Disciples of Christ Church, Miriam Chapter No. 94 Order of Eastern Star, Sunshine Club at Temple Baptist Church and the treasurer of the Scottish Rite Ladies.

Mrs. Conner is survived by her husband, John D. Conner; one daughter, Mary Ann Conner Wenger of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, James Frederick Barber of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Catherine, Joel and Jacob.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Park View Christian Church by the Revs. Robert and Marilyn Danner with entombment in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home Chapel Churchland. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Living Endowment Fund of Park View Christian Church or to the American Heart Association. 

Theodore E. Kemp
PORTSMOUTH -- Theodore E. Kemp, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Aug. 29, 1998. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will be at 823 Liston Lane, Portsmouth. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge. 

Isaiah L. Roscoe
PORTSMOUTH -- Isaiah Louis Roscoe, 50, of the 1200 block of Wilcox Ave., died Sept. 1, 1998, in DePaul Medical Center.
A native of South Norfolk, he was a former welder at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Peace Time. He attended Booker T. Washington High School.

He is survived by his wife, Willie ``Peggy'' Webb Roscoe; one daughter, Monique D. Roscoe of Chesapeake; one son, Richard L. Roscoe of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Diondre' Roscoe and Tiarra Roscoe; mother, Beatrice Owens Roscoe; father, Richard Roscoe Sr., both of Chesapeake; three sisters, Olivia R. Kimp of Chesapeake, Joyce R. Fitzgerald and Janice R. Smith, both of Portsmouth; two brothers, Richard Roscoe Jr. of Suffolk, and Horace G. Roscoe of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Providence United Church of Christ, Westmunden, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Dr. Alexander Jamison Sr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. A family wake will be conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fitchett Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at 1223 Wilcox Ave., Portsmouth. 

Janice C. Chandler
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Janice Christman Chandler, loving wife and best friend of George Walter Chandler III and loving mother and best friend of Nancy Ellen Chandler and Sara Ruth Chandler, passed away Sept. 3, 1998, surrounded by her family and close friends.
A graduate of Norview High School, Jan was a talented and creative painter and photographer. She received a degree in art education from Old Dominion University and a master of fine arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She found her greatest joy in her daughters.

She is survived by her husband and daughters; mother and father, Marjorie and John Christman of Norfolk; brothers, John Christman of Virginia Beach and Mark Christman of Norfolk.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Christ and St. Luke's Church in Norfolk by the Rev. Mark Delcuze. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23513 or to a charity of choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements. 

Erving Harris
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Erving Harris, 79, of the 1600 block of Lola Drive, died Sept. 4, 1998, in Chesapeake.

A native of South Norfolk, he was a retired chief accountant from Texaco Inc. after 37 years of service. Mr. Harris was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Vivien S. Harris; one daughter, Joanie Hobbs of Suffolk; one son, Larry Harris of Tennessee; one brother, Allen Harris of Chesapeake; and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. John Andrews. The family will receive friends at the residence. The Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Kempsville, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Stephen, Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church or the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 62345, Virginia Beach, Va. 23466. 

Ralph F. Harris
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ralph F. Harris, 88, of the 4900 block of Farrington Drive, died Sept. 3, 1998.

Born in Chase City, Va., he was a retired mechanic for Sheller-Globe Corp. and a longtime member of the Cavalier Hunt Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia Quesinberry Harris, three brothers and one sister.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Meals on Wheels, the Bayside Volunteer Rescue Squad or make a visit to an elderly shut-in. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge. 

Virginia S. Williams
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia S. Williams, 73, passed away Sept. 2, 1998, in a Suffolk hospital.

Born in Bethlehem, N.C., she was co-owner of Central Radio Co. Inc. and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at DePaul Hospital for many years.

The widow of Hal T. Williams Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Bonnie L. Helmick and her husband, Floyd K. Helmick, of Livermore, Calif., and Robin L. Eldredge and her husband, Michael R. Eldredge, of Chesapeake; a son, Hal T. Williams Jr. and his wife, Marcia A. Williams, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Elizabeth Askew and her husband, Allen, of Eure, N.C., and Louise Anderson and her husband, E.W. ``Wiley'' of Suffolk; a brother, Lewis Stokes of Ahoskie, N.C.; four grandchildren, Bradley M. Williams and his wife, Debra, of Virginia Beach, Dr. Amy M. Williams and her fiance, Dr. Seth Kimmelman, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ryan Eldredge and Morgan Eldredge, both of Chesapeake; two great-grandchildren, Bradley Williams Jr. and Dallas Williams, both of Virginia Beach; and two aunts, Helen Willoughby of Ahoskie, N.C., and Thelma Odom of Tyner, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Braswell. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1500 Sewells Point Road, Norfolk, Va. 23502. 

Franklin F. Felton
SUFFOLK -- Franklin Ferguson Felton, 90, of the 500 block of Causey Ave., died Sept. 3, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in New Calvary Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge. 

Anthony M. Rogers
SUFFOLK -- Anthony Manuel ``Tony'' Rogers, 59, of the 5300 block of Watts St., died Sept. 2, 1998, at his residence.

A native of New Bedford, Mass., he was the widower of Carroll Hunt Rogers. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired supervisor from NADEP and an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include four daughters, Sherri F. Hunt, Tammy R. Borek, Kimberly Rogers Therrien, all of Virginia Beach, and Karen Lloyd of Bath, Maine; two sons, Tony Rogers Jr. of Bath and Brian Rogers of Freeport, Maine; one sister, Violet Tripp of East Freetown, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by Chaplain Kingwood. 

Lewis A. Wynn
SUFFOLK -- Lewis Andrew Wynn, 77, of the 2100 block of Georgia Ave., died Aug. 31, 1998. A funeral will be 3 p.m. today at New First Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge. 

C. Clements Gouldman
FRANKLIN -- C. Clements Gouldman, 85, died Aug. 29, 1998, while vacationing with his family on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Franklin Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Roy DeBrand. The family will receive friends at the residence immediately following the service and suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High St., Franklin, Va. 23851; the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 162 Prince George St., Annapolis, Md. 21401; or to a charity of the donors choosing. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Doris A. Bennett
HOPETON -- Doris Aleschus Bennett, 68, passed away Sept. 3, 1998. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville. Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, is in charge. 

Thurman L. Sturgeon
MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Thurman Lee Sturgeon, 65, passed away Sept. 2, 1998. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Downing Cemetery in Oak Hall, Va. Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, Va., is in charge. 

Violet M. Kellam
NAGS HEAD -- Violet Mann Kellam, 89, a resident of Norfolk and Nags Head, went to be with her Lord Sept. 2, 1998. Born in East Lake, N.C., she moved to Norfolk at an early age. Violet graduated from Maury High School in 1926. She attended Johnson's Business College, the College of William and Mary, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served 12 years at the Dept. of Recreation in Norfolk as director of the Ocean View Community Center. As director, she was active in promoting drama, music, painting and crafts.

In 1950, she opened the Oasis Seafood Restaurant in Nags Head, N.C. Generations of patrons enjoyed the ``Barefoot Co-ed Waitresses'' and her world famous ``Lace Corn Bread.'' She was the restaurant's proprietor for 35 years.

In 1962, Violet was recognized as ``Mother of the Year'' by GEX of Norfolk for her work in assisting young women pursuing higher education.

Violet also served as Coordinator of Hospitality Education for the North Carolina Community College System. A position she held for 11 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Kellam France and husband, Morgan, of Virginia Beach; three grandsons, Morgan Michael France III and wife, Kelley, of Manteo, Mark Chandler France and wife, Traci, and Kellam DeVere France, all of Kill Devil Hills; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Michelle France, Morgan Michael IV and Delaney Rose France, all of Manteo.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, followed by a graveside service in the East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery, East Lake, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Outreach for Christ Inc., P.O. Drawer 4326, Virginia Beach, Va. 23454. 

Lloyd W. Cassell
WILLIAMSBURG -- Col. Lloyd W. ``Red'' Cassell, 86, a resident of Williamsburg since 1987, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998.

He was retired from the U.S. Army in 1967 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Edith Neville Cassell; three sons, David L. Cassell of Stone Mountain, Ga., William J. Cassell of Pleasanton, Calif., and Jerry A. Cassell of Weston, Mass.; a stepson, John B. Chesson III of Falls Church, Va.; a sister, Betty Rhodes of Fallbrook, Calif.; a brother, Ray E. Cassell of West Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 1998, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Arrangements by Bucktrout of Williamsburg. 

Maude D. Philhower
WILLIAMSBURG -- Maude Davis Philhower, 97, died at her home at Williamsburg Landing on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998.

Mrs. Philhower was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, where she had served as president of the Women of the Church. She had volunteered as a Red Cross Gray Lady during World War II and served as a hostess for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Active in Republican politics, she was the first woman to run for the House of Delegates from the First District. She was a member of Greensprings Garden Club.

The widow of Louis Stout Philhower, she is survived by four children, Jane Philhower Young and her husband, Herbert, of Williamsburg, Margaret Philhower Atkins and her husband, Douglas, of Kirkwood, Mo., Louis Stout Philhower Jr. and his wife, Mary Verner Campbell Philhower, of Macon, Ga., and Davis Philhower and his wife, Margaret Medlock Philhower, of Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, Russell Burnley Davis of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church with Dr. W. Clay McCauley officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Bucktrout of Williamsburg. 

Clara M. Woodley
WILLIAMSBURG -- Clara May Woodley, 96, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Williamsburg.

Mrs. Woodley had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and William Havard, for the past 10 months. She had moved from Kent, England. A devoted mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend, she was the widow of Albert Cecil Woodley.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters, Deborah Havard Noland of Richmond and Valerie Havard Bowen of Norfolk; and three great-grandchildren, Leigh Woodley Noland, David Charles Bowen Jr. and Grace Havard Bowen.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Pickett Miles as officiant. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital in Richmond or to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk. Arrangements by Bucktrout of Williamsburg. 

Gwendolyn M. Greene
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gwendolyn M. Greene, 32, died Aug. 31, 1998. Arrangements by Pretlow and Chapman Funeral Home, Smithfield. 

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