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Morris Bland Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Morris Bland Sr. of the 2000 block of Martin Ave. died Nov. 1, 1999, at Chesapeake General Hospital. He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Supply Center.

Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn Bland; three daughters, Kim Sherrill, Alberta and Amanda Bland; three sons, Morris Jr., Antonio and Oran Bland; a sister, Mary Hendricks; four brothers, George, Lawrence, Calvin and Herbert Bland, all of Chesapeake; an aunt, Margaret Butler; an uncle, Robert Briscoe of Chesapeake; 16 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of West Munden, Chesapeake, by Dr. John L. Ashby. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 1630 Atlantic Ave. one hour prior to the service for the procession. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.

Angelo L. DeSoto Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Angelo L. DeSoto Jr., 68, of the 700 block of Colony Drive, died Nov. 2, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Chicago, he had retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and had also retired from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA).

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis DeSoto; three sons, Howard Holloman of Smithfield, Michael David Holloman of Chesapeake and James Holloman of Smithfield; five sisters; three brothers; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Luke Holloman.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Bettye A. Johnson
CHESAPEAKE -- Bettye Ann Johnson, 69, of the 5100 block of Charlton Drive, died Nov. 2, 1999, in her residence.

A native of Mena, Ark., she was a member of Victory Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby G. Johnson; two daughters, Debra Ann Beckner of Montcalm, W.Va., Michelle E. Bates of Enumclaw, Wash.; two sons, Michael K. Johnson of Chesapeake, Mark V. Johnson of Portsmouth; four brothers, Gene Davis of Dequeen, Ark., Dick Davis of Wichita, Ark., Frank Davis of Payson, Ariz., Wesley Davis of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Matt Matthews. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Morgain Puryear Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Morgain Puryear Sr. of the 600 block of Partridge Ave. died Oct. 31, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Puryear; a daughter, Linda Armstrong; and a son, Morgain Puryear Jr.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Campostella, Norfolk. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is handling arrangements.

Aubrey W. Sawyer
CHESAPEAKE -- Aubrey W. Sawyer, 79, died Nov. 2, 1999, at a local hospital.

Born in Gilmerton, Va., he was a retired machinist from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist and a member of the Portsmouth Moose Lodge, the 42nd Rainbow Divsion Veterans and the Retired Machinist Association of Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Mr. Sawyer was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Sawyer. He is survived by a daughter, Drucilla S. Simonds of Chesapeake; four sisters, Iris Flanders of Chesapeake, Sue Thornton of Portsmouth, Ramona Sawyer of Decatur, Ala., and Jean Cundiff of Hellier, Ky.; a grandson, Aubrey F. Simonds of Richmond; a special friend, Frances Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the daughter's residence.

Jeannette C. Smolczynski
CHESAPEAKE -- Jeannette C. Smolczynski, 66, of the 500 block of Margaret Drive, died Nov. 2, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the beloved wife of the late Capt. Stephen F. Smolczynski. She retired from civil service as a secretary.

Mrs. Smolczynski was the loving mother of Stephen Smolczynski Jr., John R. Smolczynski, Michael J. Smolczynski, Robert A. Smolczynski and his wife, Pamela J., and James B. Smolczynski; sister of Francis Victor Monti, Ronald Monti and Michael Monti; and the grandmother of Ricky Smolczynski and Carrie Belle Smolczynski.

A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by Fr. Dwight Schrader. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Bertie E. Williams
CHESAPEAKE -- Bertie Elizabeth Williams, 85, of the 2300 block of Wintergreen Drive, died Nov. 2, 1999.

A native of South Norfolk, she was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the widow of Wilbur D. Williams.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Bisese of Portsmouth; two sons, Lee ``Bubba'' Watkins and Fetzer R. Williams, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Lillie Mae Davis of Chesapeake and Catherine ``Katie'' Lane of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jimmy, Connie, Leiann, Robbie and Sherri; and a great-grandchild, Kristen.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Allen Dooley. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel.

Faleta Winston
CHESAPEAKE -- Faleta ``Kelly'' Winston, formerly of Richmond, passed away Nov. 1, 1999.

She is survived by her father, Richard A. Winston; two aunts; an uncle; and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel, Richmond.

Jaylin J. Lamb
NORFOLK -- Jaylin Jermel ``J.J.'' Lamb, 7 months old, of the 900 block of E. Liberty St., died Oct. 30, 1999, in Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Survivors include his mother, Donyelle B. Lamb of Norfolk; father, Jermel McLean of Virginia Beach; a sister, Jada Lamb; his grandmothers, the Rev. Barbara Lamb of Norfolk and Mary McLean of Manhattan, N.Y.; great-grandmother, Ruth K. Daise of Norfolk; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be private. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

William J. Roberts
NORFOLK -- William Joseph Roberts, 73, died Nov. 1, 1999, from complications of Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration.

Mr. Roberts was a native of Norfolk and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Customs Service as a senior inspector in 1983 after 42 years of government service.

He was the husband of Sandra Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was an active parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he served as usher, lector, eucharistic minister and altar server. He was the coordinator of the Bereavement Team for 11 years, and a member of Parish Pastoral Council and the Worship Committee. He also served on the Administration Committee and the Long Range Planning Committee. Mr. Roberts was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Norfolk, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Juanita Wyda, Maria Clark and her husband, Richard, and Kathryn S. Adamcik and her husband, Robert; a son, Robert F. Wyda; two sisters, Marquerite Luecke and Dorothy Fisher and her husband, Tom; a brother, Walter Roberts; four grandchildren, Jessica and Lindsey Wyda, Samantha and Zachary Clark; mother-in-law, Lola McClung; and caregivers, Gloria Moore, Willie Mae Ryan and Shirley Copeland.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Julian B. Goodman. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church and will be followed by a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church Building Fund. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Dorothy B. Smith
NORFOLK -- Dorothy Burwell Smith of the 900 block of Dogwood Terrace died Oct. 29, 1999. A funeral will be at noon today at St. Mark United Church of Christ. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorothy A. Lamb
PORTSMOUTH -- Dorothy A. Lamb, 67, of the 500 block of Avondale, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Mrs. Lamb was born in Norfolk County to the late Albert T. and Fidella Alexander. She was teacher/director of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church Child Development Center, where she had been a member for 45 years. She served on the Women's Usher Board, Gleaners and was a member of the May Birth Month Club. She was also a den mother for the Girl Scouts at Bank Street.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore Lamb Sr.; a daughter, Gail Lamb Whitfield of Portsmouth; two sons, Theodore ``Ted'' Lamb Jr. of Portsmouth and Thaddaeus A. Lamb Sr. and his wife, Valerie, of Lawton, Okla.; four grandchildren, LaTeisha Whitfield, Thaddaeus Lamb Jr., Timothy Whitfield and Jasmine Lamb; three sisters, Virginia Robinson and her husband, Surley, of Norfolk, Ruth A. Lewis and her husband, Paul, and Barbara Bradley of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren and many friends. She also was predeceased by a son, Timothy Lamb, and a brother, Albert T. Alexander Jr.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Cedric Kirkland-Harris. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

Robert C. Powell
PORTSMOUTH -- Robert Campbell Powell, 80, of Prospect Pkwy. died Nov. 3, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Campbell was a native of Gates County, N.C., and was a receiving inspector for Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Cradock Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Chestnutt Powell; two daughters, Paula Good of Disputanta, Va., and Nancy P. Ward of Chesapeake; a son, Robert C. Powell Jr. of Chesapeake; a brother, T. Edwin Powell of Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by Dr. David Denny. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Benevolence Fund of Cradock Baptist Church.

Fay A. Clark
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Fay A. Clark, 82, of the 5300 block of Marion Lane, died Nov. 2, 1999. Private services and burial will be held at later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.

William C. Davis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dr. William Clayton Davis, 74, died Nov. 2, 1999, at his home overlooking his beloved Chesapeake Bay.

He was born in Philadelphia and attended William Penn Charter School on a scholarship. He was accepted to Yale University and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1947.

Dr. Davis taught at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Nebraska Medical Schools. After leaving Nebraska as a professor of surgery, he directed surgical residencies in York, Pa., and Pensacola, Fla. Following ``retirement,'' he taught at the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry.

Dr. Davis was a fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Central and Western Surgical Associations, the Association for the Surgery of the Alementary Tract, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He served in Korea as a battalion surgeon with the First Marine Division and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and two Purple Hearts.

Dr. Davis was the son of the late Dr. T. Carroll Davis and Julia Adams Davis. ``Clay'' is survived by his devoted wife, Elizabeth ``Beth'' Bare. He was predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Ruth Marie Rich Davis. His daughters are Linda Davis Fisher and her husband, Wayne Alan, Laurie Davis Grabow and her husband, James Edward, and his son, William C. Davis Jr. and his wife, Suzanne. He had a special affection for his stepson, Keith R. Bare. ``Grandpa Doc'' doted on his grandchildren, Megan Ruth and Matthew David Fisher, Kristen Marie and Jennifer Lyn Grabow and Valerie Davis. He is also survived by his brother, the Rev. Dr. E. Bradford Davis and his wife, Edna, of Lancaster, Pa.; and his nephews, Dr. Edward Bradford Davis Jr. and his wife, Kathryn, and Dr. Thomas W. Davis and his wife, Jennifer.

Clay enjoyed the new friends he had made since moving to Hampton Roads in 1990. He enjoyed the wonderful bridge groups with which he had such spirited games.

Dr. Davis especially wanted to acknowledge the professionalism and service above and beyond the call of duty of the intensive care staff at DePaul Medical Center, led by his friend and surgeon, Dr. Alan H. Jaffee.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, conducted by his brother, the Rev. Dr. E. Bradford Davis. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make donations to the William Penn Charter School Scholarship Fund, 3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Mary W. DuBosky
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Adele Wilker DuBosky, 76, of the 2500 block of Consolvo Drive, died Nov. 2, 1999, in a local hospital. Born in Norfolk, she retired as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include her husband of 53 1/2 years, Bill DuBosky Sr.; a son, Bill DuBosky Jr. of Virginia Beach; a sister, Aileen Moore and her husband, Oscar Moore, of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will receive friends at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today.

Paul L. Murch Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired Chief Petty Officer Paul L. Murch Sr., 67, of the 3000 block of MacDonald Road, and a native of Gardiner, Maine, died in Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian ``Lil'' P. Murch; three daughters, Debbie Hanssen, Judy Agnor and Melody Duncan; five sons, Paul Murch, Jerry Murch, Bobby Murch, Archie McCartney and David McCartney; a sister, Phyllis Austin; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, and all other times at the residence.

Mary H. Murray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Heltzel Murray, 89, died Sept. 20, 1999, in Virginia Beach, where she resided with her daughter, Jean Murray Dease, and grandson, Benjamin Andrew Dease.

She is also survived by two sons, Richard Alfred Murray of Lexington, S.C., and John Biedler Murray of Williamsburg; and grandchildren, Richard Alfred Murray and Monnie Lee Murray of Lexington, S.C., and Christopher Shannon Murray of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ellsworth Murray, who passed away at age 79 on Feb. 7, 1997.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Harold R. Pease
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harold R. Pease, 72, died Nov. 2, 1999.

Born in Middletown, N.J., he retired from Freehold Public School and National Lead Industries.

Survivors include four sons, Harold R. Pease and his wife, Charlene, Andre Pease and his wife, Karen, Randy A. Pease, all of Virginia Beach, and Robert Pease and his wife, Karen, of Woodlawn, N.J.; two brothers, Edward Pease and Donald Pease of New Jersey; nine grandchildren, Traceyann Pease-Tatusko of Leonardtown, Md., Todd Pease, Andrea Michelle Pease, and Tiffany Dawn Pease, all of Virginia Beach, Kristin Pease, Jacqlyn Pease, Taylor Pease, and Samantha Pease, all of New Jersey, and Jami Sue Pease of Richmond; a great-grandchild, Dennis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Father Edward L. Richardson. Burial will be in Keyport, N.J.

Sammie E. Stockton
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sammie Edward Stockton, 69, passed away Oct. 31, 1999.

Mr. Stockton was a retired Navy veteran with 24 years of service. He was a resident of Hampton Roads for the past 28 years. He was predeceased by a son, Steven E. Stockton, and a granddaughter, Samantha Stockton.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Stockton; two sons, Michael E. Stockton and Stanley E. Stockton; a daughter, Sheri Stockton; and five grandchildren.

His cremated remains will be scattered at sea with military honors by the U.S. Navy. Affordable Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Woodrow E. Howard
SUFFOLK -- Woodrow ``Woody'' Earl Howard, 65, of the 400 block of S. Main St., died Nov. 3, 1999.

A native of Aulander, N.C., he was an office manager for Allstate Insurance in Suffolk and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was predeceased by his father, Ernest Woodrow Howard.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Dunn Howard of Suffolk; his daughters, Libby Howard of Porters Corner, N.Y., Cathy H. King of Wheeling, W.Va., and Jamie H. Hewlett of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Ernie E. Howard of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; sisters, Gladys H. Rawls of Ahoskie, N.C., Jane H. Lawrence of Portsmouth, Susan H. Simpkins of Suffolk and Vicki H. Carr of Zuni; and brothers, Richard C. Howard of Smithfield and Elbert R. Howard of Suffolk.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. T. Floyd Irby Jr. Friends may join the family after the service and other times at the home of his mother, 406 S. Main St., Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439.

Joseph M. Perry Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Joseph Marcus Perry Sr., 82, a former resident of Whaleyville, died Nov. 2, 1999.

He was a native of Chowan County, N.C., and was the owner and operator of Joe Perry Logging. He was a member of Liberty Spring Christian Church and attended the Men's Bible Class, Men's Fellowship and was a deacon emeritus. He was also a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge No. 141. He was the son of the late John Henry Perry and Tempie Ward Perry. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Nell Joyner Perry; and two sons, Joseph Marcus Perry Jr. and Larry R. Perry.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tempie P. and S. Coy Hughson of Suffolk; grandsons, Jason C. Hughson and Jarrod M. Hughson, both of Suffolk; and a sister, Pattie P. Byrum of Suffolk.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Spring Christian Church by the Rev. Tommy Reynolds. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family today at Hill Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. and other times at 119 C Street, the home of Tempie Hughson.

Contributions may be made to Liberty Spring Christian Church Building Fund, 6312 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, Va. 23434.

Mildred H. Gagner
FRANKLIN -- Mildred Heath Gagner, a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Nov. 3, 1999, at her home.

Born in New Bern, N.C., Mrs. Gagner was a daughter of the late James Wood and Anne Armstrong Heath. She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jerome Justin Gagner; three daughters, Kathy G. Panikowski and her husband, Jim, of Courtland, Beth G. Buist and her husband, Mark, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Celia G. Jernigan of Indianapolis; three sons, Jerome J. ``Jay'' Gagner Jr. of Franklin, Kevin W. Gagner of Boykins and Chris J. Gagner and his wife, Gail, of Nazareth, Pa.; two brothers, James Heath of Orchard Park, N.Y., and David Heath of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Amy Panikowski, Justin Panikowski and Leigh Buist; two ``special'' daughters, Rita Schafer and her husband, Chris, and Pam Lease and her husband, Dave; four ``special'' grandchildren, Lindsay Schafer, Katie Schafer, Anna Schafer and Heath Dann; and three special friends, Donna Hodges, Nettie Cobb and Tootsie Boone.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southampton Memorial Park by the Rev. Edward C. Johnson. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Gagner residence, 409 Clay St., Franklin. Memorials may be made to the High Street United Methodist Church Building Fund. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is handling arrangements.

Evelyn I. White
FRANKLIN -- Evelyn Inez White, 74, of the 200 block of Madison St., died Oct. 30, 1999, in Southampton Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

She was a native of Rich Square, N.C., born to the late Junius Walden and Reavie Long Walden. For several years she was a member of First Baptist Church, Hall Street, and its Senior Choir. She was self-employed, providing taxi service in the city of Franklin and surrounding counties.

She is survived by a daughter, Jessie Harris; three sons, James White, Larry Matthews and Gregory McLemore; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 318 Hall St. Viewing will be at the church from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to the funeral hour Friday. Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Inc. is handling arrangements.

Theodore S. Beals
KITTY HAWK -- Theodore Sanders ``Jack'' Beals, 85, died Nov. 2, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Winfred E. Bradley
AULANDER -- Winfred Earl Bradley, 57, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Baptist Church. Massey Funeral Home is in charge.

Earl U. Capps Jr.
AHOSKIE -- Earl Uel Capps Jr., D.D.S., 55, died Nov. 2, 1999, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.

Dr. Capps was born in Nash County and was a member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher. Born on July 14, 1944, he was the son of Earl U. Capps Sr. and Ruth Hortense Matthews Capps. He was a 1962 graduate of Ahoskie High School and a 1963 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy. Dr. Capps graduated from the UNC School of Pharmacy on June 2, 1969, and the UNC School of Dentistry on May 12, 1974. He began his practice in Ahoskie in October 1974. Dr. Capps was a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Tar River Dental Study Club. He was past chairman of the board of directors of Ridgecroft School for two terms and chairman of Campaign 2000 for Ridgecroft School. He was also a past member of the board of directors of Roanoke Chowan Alliance, Roanoke Chowan Hospice and the Gideon Society. He currently served on the board of directors of the Triple C Bible Camp and First Citizens Bank, now Southern Bank, of Ahoskie, a member of the Active Medical Staff of Roanoke Chowan Hospital and Century Member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Yount Capps; a daughter, June Avery Capps of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Byron Earl Capps of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother, Jimmy Matthews Capps of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a niece, Brittany; and a nephew, Bryce.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Ahoskie United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb and the Rev. Blake Hayes. Burial will be in Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie. Memorial donations may be made to Ridgecroft School, Media Center, P.O. Box 1008, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910, or to Ahoskie United Methodist Church, 212 W. Church St., Ahoskie, N.C. 27910.

Lewis Albert Dillman
EDENTON -- On Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, the Rev. Lewis Albert Dillman went to be with his Lord whom he served faithfully for 32 years as a minister in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

He was instrumental in the organization of Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern, N.C. As a minister, he led in the renovation of four other churches, and the building of a parsonage. He had a wonderful baritone voice, a gift he readily shared. His ministry to children and young people was a great delight to him. He pastored in Morehead City, Trenton, New Bern, Goldsboro, Conway, Scotland Neck, Mebane and on Hatteras Island. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps in England and France as a trainer for the A26 fighter plane.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy ``Dot'' Dillman; and sons, Gene and his wife, Rena, and David and his wife, Nancy. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Jake, Jenni and Jeb; and four brothers and a sister.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Forest United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, N.C. The family will receive visitors at 506 Apache Trail, Arrowhead subdivision in Edenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Pine Forest United Methodist Building Fund, 867 NC 581 S, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, is in charge of arrangements.

Edison Harris
HERTFORD -- Clyde Edison ``Speck'' Harris, 83, of U.S. 17 Bypass, died Nov. 3, 1999, in his home.

A native of Chowan County, he was the husband of Hazel Van Sant Harris and the son of the late Zack A. and Mary Brinkley Harris. He was the owner of Harris Plumbing and Building Supply Co. and a past director and past president of the board of directors of Hertford Savings and Loan. He was a past president of Hertford Rotary Club and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. He served in the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pattie H. Whitehurst of Hertford; a son, David Walter Brewin of Cullowhee; two sisters, Eva H. Ward and Mary Ann H. Tepper, both of Hertford; two brothers, Jesse Lee Harris of Hertford and Zack Harris of Goldsboro; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Wood Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Boyce officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Perquimans County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 191, Hertford. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, is in charge.

Floyd K. Hayes
MERRY HILL -- Floyd Kelly Hayes, 88, of the 100 block of Farless Road, died Nov. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ashland Missionary Baptist Church. Blair Funeral Service is in charge.

Johnny Lassiter Jr.
MURFREESBORO -- Johnny Lassiter Jr., 72, of the 100 block of Weaver St., died Nov. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Alonza T. Revels Jr.
WILLIAMSTON -- Alonza Thomas Revels Jr., 57, of the 100 block of Fairview St., died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Liberty Baptist Church. Biggs Funeral Home is in charge.

Beulah Satchell
PLYMOUTH -- Beulah Satchell, 98, of Plumblee Nursing Center, died Oct. 30, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Union Chapel Church of Christ, Roper. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Home, Roper, is in charge.

Stephen E. Spruill
BARCO -- Stephen Edward Spruill, 19, of the 300 block of Shortcut Road, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Robert L. Twine
EDENTON -- Robert Lee Twine, 74, of the 1200 block of Mohave Trail, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bandon Chapel Church. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Bernard O. Wade Jr.
HENDERSON -- Bernard Owen Wade Jr., 71, died Nov. 2, 1999.

He is survived by two sisters, Jennie W. Parrott of Henderson and Nancy L. Wade of Virginia Beach; a daughter-in-law, Charmin W. Wade of Henderson; and a stepgrandson.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel, Henderson. Burial will follow in the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Robert Young Sr.
AULANDER -- Robert ``Bob'' Young Sr., 78, died Nov. 2, 1999, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Mr. Young was predeceased by his wife, Deborah P. Young. He served in World War II and was involved with the Merrill's Marauders unit. Mr. Young was honored with the Outstanding Ruritan Award of the year during his membership. Mr. Young was a member of the Aulander Baptist Church in Aulander.

Survivors include a daughter, Betsy Y. Justus of Cary, N.C.; two sons, Robert L. Young Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Joey Young of Aulander; sisters, Arlene Koons, Peggy Kopp, Sue Ross, Donna Smuck, Jean Morris and Shirley Arnold, all of Pennsylvania, and Linda Howell of Ahoskie; brothers, Thomas Young, Lester Young and Lloyd Young Jr., all of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Aulander Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Best. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home, Aulander.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Aulander Rescue Squad in Aulander.

Lyle F. Reed
ROANOKE -- Lyle F. Reed, 86, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in a Roanoke hospital.

A native of Uniontown, Pa., he and his wife were former residents of Norfolk, Va., Portsmouth, Va., and Zellwood, Fla. He was retired as a store manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Mr. Reed was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Shrine, as well as a Rotary Club member. He was recently a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, Roanoke.

Surviving are his wife, Nina T. Reed; a daughter and son-in-law, Nickii and William Rhea of Roanoke; a son and daughter-in-law, Deen T. and Phyllis Reed of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; grandchildren, Kimberly Rhea, Ross Reed and Scott Reed; two sisters, Kathleen Reed of Tacoma, Wash., and Vivian Randall of Great Falls, Mont.; and two brothers, Samuel W. Reed of Stuebenville, Ohio, and Zane M. Reed of Warsaw, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Oakey's North Chapel, Roanoke, is handling arrangements.

Willie L. Glover Jr.
BALTIMORE -- Willie Lee Glover Jr., 48, of the 2300 block of Wineberry Terrace, died Oct. 31, 1999, in Baltimore.

Born in Norfolk, he had been an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, for 25 years. He was president of Local 639, National Federation of Federal Employees in Baltimore. Mr. Glover received a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Virginia State University and a master's degree in business administration from Morgan State University.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, at an early age.

Survivors include his parents, Evelyn D. Glover and Willie L. Glover Sr.; two sisters, Cindy R. Glover and Tammy R. Glover; and a brother, Cedric D. Glover.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Robert L. Earls, pastor. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Suffolk.

The remains will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday for viewing prior to the service. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.

John W. Andrews
CHESAPEAKE -- John William Andrews, 78, of the 400 block of McCosh Drive, died Nov. 3, 1999.

Born in Grand Forks, N.D., he retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 17 years of service. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary B. Andrews; two sons, William John Andrews and wife, Diane, of Yorktown, Va., and Michael Robert Andrews and wife, Brenda, of Chesapeake; three sisters, Genevieve Pershke and Julia Andrews Johnson, both of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary Lou Anderson of Lakota, N.D.; two brothers, Richard Joseph Andrews of Oregon City, Ore., and Michael A. Andrews of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Jay, David, Julia, Amy, Clarissa, Rachele, Mark, Robert and Nathan; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Tori and Ashley. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Dominguez.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Michael Jones and the Rev. Philip Porcher. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Carey L. Cartwright
CHESAPEAKE -- Carey Lee Cartwright, 2 1/2 years old, of Great Bridge, died Nov. 4, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Chesapeake, she was active in the Early Intervention of Chesapeake Infant Program.

She is survived by her mother, Tammy Gray; her father, Keith Cartwright, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Catherine and Samantha; a brother, Tyler; maternal grandparents, Ed and Mary Gray; paternal grandparents, Faye Haywood and Raymond Funk; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Gray; paternal great-grandmother, Rosa Funk, all of Chesapeake; and numerous aunts and uncles.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Jeff Brooks. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Evelyn H. Koon
CHESAPEAKE -- Evelyn Hope Koon, 63, of the 4000 block of Woodland Drive, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Greenville, N.C.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Sutton Braxton of Grifton, N.C.; her father, Frank D. Koon; a daughter, Denise Hope Pusinelli of Griffin, Ga.; a son, Johnny E. Buck of Norfolk; three sisters, Joyce Lee and Faye Askew, both of Greenville, N.C., and Donna Cannon of Grifton; two brothers, Albernice Braxton of Birmingham, Ala., and Lynwood E. Braxton of Vanceboro, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Bishop Gene Jones. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maryview Wellsprings Hospice.

Maisie B. Mann
CHESAPEAKE -- Maisie B. Mann, 103, formerly of Chesapeake, died Nov. 3, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Born in Norfolk, Mrs. Mann had retired from the sales department of Ames & Brownley. She was a member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women and Howell Bible Class. She was also a member of Friendship Chapter No. 57, O.E.S.; Portlock Garden Club; Niner's Senior Citizens Club and Fellowship Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Lulon Wood Mann, a son, Marion C. Mann, and a stepgrandson, Jerry Bastille.

Survivors include a grandson, Marion Charles Mann Jr. of Little Mountain, S.C.; and two great-grandsons, Eric Mathew Mann of Sumemrville, S.C., and Curtis Charles Mann of Irmi, S.C.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. John Andrews. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made to the Society of St. Stephen of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, 1200 Chesapeake Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Mary Ward
CHESAPEAKE -- Mary Ward, 82, of the 2100 block of Campostella Road, died Nov. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Roberta A. Hall
NORFOLK -- Roberta Ann Hall, 47, of the 900 block of Atlans St., died Nov. 1, 1999. Services and burial will be at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.

Gabriela R. Ramirez
NORFOLK -- Gabriela S. Rios Ramirez, 17, died Nov. 3, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge.

Joseph A. Scully
NORFOLK -- Joseph Aloysius .Scully, 79, died Nov. 3, 1999, at his residence.

Born in South Amboy, N.J., Mr. Scully retired as a pattern maker senior chief of the U.S. Navy and as a master gardener. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree; VFW Post 3160; Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60; and Democratic Club of Norfolk.

He was the widower of Margaret M. Scully, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by five daughters, Madonna L. Van Curen and husband, Michael D., of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Joann Mathison, Inez Crump and husband, William, Veronica Dudley and husband, Steve H., all of Norfolk, and Sharon A. Darby of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Joseph A. Scully Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Orlando; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his best friend of 62 years, Marian D. Gendlek. He was predeceased by his parents, Josephine and Arthur Scully.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church by Fr. Brian Rafferty. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, where a Christian wake service and rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Following the services on Saturday, the family will greet friends at the VFW Post No. 3160.

Odell V. Jones
NORFOLK -- Odell V. Jones, 76, of the 2800 block of Lens Ave. died Nov. 3, 1999.

Sister Jones, as she was also known, was born in Princess Anne County and had retired in 1997 as a home health care provider after 28 years of service. She was a member of Freedom Church of God in Christ and was the widow of Zaph Neth Jones.

She is survived by two daughters, Gwendolyn Speller and Dorothy Eng.land; three sons, Steven Jones, Zaph Jones and Darryl Jones; three sisters, Ethel Hayes, Mable Parson and Rosa Askew; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at New Hope C.O.G.I.C. by the Rev. Francis Askew. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may join the family at 1060 Norview Ave. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frank L. Thompson
NORFOLK -- Frank Lee Thompson, 71, of the 1300 block of Harmott Ave., went to his eternal rest on Nov. 4, 1999, in his residence.

He formerly had worked with the Sinclair Oil Co. in the real estate division for more than 15 years, then he went to work for Norfolk Southern Corp. as Director of Lease, Review and Valuation Division where he retired after 18 years. He was born in Mineral, Va., the son of the late Lillie Gulley Thompson and Harry Lee Thompson, and was also predeceased by a brother, Marvin Kelso Thompson.

Mr. Thompson was a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and received an Appraisal Degree from Johns-Hopkins University. He was a member of Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk Kiwanis Club, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, and was a past president of the American Railway Development Association. He also was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served in Japan with the First Cavalry Division during the Japanese occupation following World War II.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Josephine ``Jo'' Vaughan Thompson; three daughters, Terri Butler and her husband, Ron, of Alexandria, Va., Sherri L. DePaola and her husband, Danny, of Silver Spring, Md., and Bettina A. Long and her husband, Mike, of Annapolis, Md.; and six grandchildren, Anthony and Brent Lombardi, Nicholas and Brian Long, and Danielle and Joey DePaolo.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Larchmont United Methodist Church by Dr. Harry G. Kennon. The family will receive friends at their home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, Pembroke Four, Suite 232, 291 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Francis H. Joyner
PORTSMOUTH -- Francis Harper Joyner, 84, retired president and chairman of the Board of Citizens Trust Bank, died Nov. 4, 1999.

Mr. Joyner, a native of New Bern, N.C., was the son of the late Thaddeus Joyner and Agnes Harper Joyner. He retired in 1985 after a banking career that spanned over a half-century. He had formerly served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Maryview Hospital and on the board of directors of numerous civic and charitable organizations. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former member of Bennetts Creek Ruritan Club, Isaak Walton League, and the Portsmouth Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Doris Jones Joyner; a daughter, Barbara J. Capps of Houston, Texas; three sons, James T. Joyner of Goldsboro, N.C., Thomas M. Joyner and David L. Joyner, both of Portsmouth; two brothers, Malcom Joyner of Virginia Beach and Douglas M. Joyner of Portsmouth; and six grandchildren, Melissa Joyner, Michael Joyner, Jay Capps, Dawn Capps, Cory Joyner and Matthew Joyner.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Driver, by the Rev. Garland K. Hines Jr. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. There is no scheduled viewing or visitation. The family will be at his home, 3 Herbert Court, Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in his name to Beech Grove United Methodist Church, 4245 Driver Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Romney R. Mason
PORTSMOUTH -- Romney Ralph Mason, 45, of Cypress Road, died Nov. 3, 1999, at his residence.

A native of Norfolk, he was a son of Sally Curtis Mason of Virginia Beach and the late Ralph S. Mason. He retired as a rigger from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Sweethaven Baptist Church.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lori R. Mason; a daughter, Erin D. Mason; a son, Nicholas C. Mason, all of Portsmouth; and a brother, Dale Mason of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sweethaven Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Potter and Dr. Peter Lopresti. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, and other times at 4608 Avocet Court, Portsmouth.

Mary J. Walker
PORTSMOUTH -- Mary J. Walker, 63, of Merrimac Drive, died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Home.

Kate L. Baker
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kate Lamm Harrison Baker, a loving mother, grandmother and wife, died on her 80th birthday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

She is survived by her daughter, Kate Baker Jakovljevic and newborn granddaughter of Virginia Beach; her son, Woody Harrison and two grandchildren of Wilson, N.C.; three brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Prior to moving to Virginia Beach, she was active in Bible study, politics, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Garden Club of North Carolina. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and served as chairman of a school bazaar to assist in fund raising. During the 1970s, she and her husband, Cecil H. Baker, developed real estate in Emerald Isle, N.C.

She donated her body to science. A memorial service will be held at First Methodist Church in her hometown of Wilson, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Emily R. Beauge'
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Emily Raines Beauge', 48, was welcomed at the gates of Heaven on Nov. 2, 1999. She was a devoted member of Virginia Beach First Church of the Nazarene and touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was a loving homemaker whose family was her career.

She is survived by her soulmate of 28 years, Raymond; daughters, Nicole and Kimberly; son, Brandon; parents, Clinton and Mae Raines; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Nic Davison; niece, Moriah; nephews, Clinton and Peyton of Virginia Beach; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bernard McCauley; and brother, Randy Raines, all of Warrenton, Va. She is a guardian angel to grandson, Liam Beauge'.

A celebration of Emily's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Virginia Beach First Church of the Nazarene. The family requests that donations be made to the food bank of the church in lieu of flowers.

Mary J. Crowder
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Eileen Jones Crowder, 76, passed away on Nov. 3, 1999.

Mrs. Crowder was a native of Paducah, Ky., a small Ohio River town, and the only child of Henry Pruit Jones and Cora Fisher Jones.

Mrs. Crowder grew up in Foley, Minn., outside St. Paul. In World War II, she joined the U.S. Navy WAVES and was stationed in Norfolk. There she met Norman E. Crowder, a young Navy man, the love of her life. They were married March 30, 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Crowder raised two sons, Kenneth E. and Douglas M., in a warm and loving home. Both sons have gone on to careers in the arts.

Norman always had Eileen there for him throughout his long and successful business career and later, during his several bouts with ill health, helping to keep him strong and focused.

Mrs. Crowder was a teacher and departmental leader in her church, Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, for many decades, and was leader of the Women's Missionary Union for several years.

She was known throughout the community for her great spiritual and human depths, warmth and humility. Mrs. Crowder loved her fellow human beings regardless of their background or station in life, always making herself available for counseling a troubled soul.

She loved nature, and was widely read from Beowulf to Beatrix Potter.

A funeral service, conducted by Dr. Paul C. Lawson, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, 5520 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk.

The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home Inc., 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

W. Clayton Davis
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dr. W. Clayton Davis, 74, died Nov. 2, 1999, at his home overlooking his beloved Chesapeake Bay.

He was born in Philadelphia and attended William Penn Charter School on a scholarship. He was accepted to Yale University and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1947.

Dr. Davis taught at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Nebraska Medical Schools. After leaving Nebraska as a professor of surgery, he directed surgical residencies in York, Pa., and Pensacola, Fla. Following ``retirement,'' he taught at the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry.

Dr. Davis was a fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Central and Western Surgical Associations, the Association for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He served in Korea as a battalion surgeon with the First Marine Division and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and two Purple Hearts.

Dr. Davis was the son of the late Dr. T. Carroll Davis and Julia Adams Davis. ``Clay'' is survived by his devoted wife, Elizabeth ``Beth'' Davis. He was predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Ruth Marie Rich Davis. His daughters are Linda Davis Fisher and her husband, Wayne Alan, Laurie Davis Grabow and her husband, James Edward, and his son, William C. Davis Jr. and his wife, Suzanne. He had a special affection for his stepson, Keith R. Bare. ``Grandpa Doc'' doted on his grandchildren, Megan Ruth and Matthew David Fisher, Kristen Marie and Jennifer Lynn Grabow and Valerie Davis. He is also survived by his brother, the Rev. Dr. E. Bradford Davis and his wife, Edna S., of Lancaster, Pa.; and his nephews, Dr. Edward Bradford Davis Jr. and his wife, Kathryn, and Dr. Thomas W. Davis and his wife, Jennifer.

Clay enjoyed the new friends he had made since moving to Hampton Roads in 1990. He enjoyed the wonderful bridge groups with which he had such spirited games.

Dr. Davis especially wanted to acknowledge the professionalism and service above and beyond the call of duty of the intensive care staff at DePaul Medical Center, led by his friend and surgeon, Dr. Alan H. Jaffee.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, conducted by his brother, the Rev. Dr. E. Bradford Davis. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make donations to the William Penn Charter School Scholarship Fund, 3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Lucille C. Harris
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lucille Cline Harris died Nov. 3, 1999, at the age of 79.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Carl Harris; her four children, Larry Harris of Clarksville, Md., Carolyn Dikeman of Winchester, Va., Nancy Brittle of Virginia Beach and Kevin Harris from Canton, Ga.; her nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and her sister, Madeline Ballard of Richmond, Va.

Lucille was a member of St. Gregory the Great Women's Club, Homemaker's Club, a volunteer at Sentara Leigh Hospital, and a Eucharistic minister at St. Gregory's.

Friends are invited to join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Paul E. Hubbard
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Paul Edward Hubbard, 92, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 3, 1999. Mr. Hubbard was born in Waterlilly, N.C., moved to Virginia Beach and worked as a plumber. He was a founding member of the Virginia Beach International Pentecostal Church of Christ and was the son of the late Thomas Hubbard and Lillian Clara Rogers Beals, and the husband of the late Florah D. Hubbard.

Mr. Hubbard is survived by three daughters, Juanita H. Holland, Joyce M. Rakes and Esther L. Simmons, all of Virginia Beach; a son, Cornell Hubbard and his wife, Mary, of Virginia Beach; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Virginia Beach International Pentecostal Church of Christ, Baltic Ave. and 15th St., with the Rev. Russell Holland the Rev. Jim Probelski officiating. A graveside committal service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Grandy, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, and at the residence of Esther L. Simmons at all other times.

James C. Lane Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Salesman of the years called home. James C. ``J.C.'' Lane Sr., 62, passed on in the company of loved ones Nov. 2, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa S. Lane and his first wife, Glenda L. Lane; five children, Chuck, Doug, Debra, Tony and Renee; three stepchildren; several stepgrandchildren; a brother, Donald E. Lane; and three great-grandchildren.

Services to be held in your hearts by stretching out your hand helping your fellow man. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Larry W. Leist
VIRGINIA BEACH -- U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Larry Wayne Leist, 51, died Nov. 2, 1999.

Born Sept. 15, 1948, in Texas to Alvin and Annie Lou Leist, Mr. Leist had been in the U.S. Navy for 28 years. He was a member of the VFW, AFCEA and the C41 Officers Association.

Mr. Leist is survived by his wife, Merlita; three brothers, James Leist and Milton Leist, both of Yoakum, Texas, and Glenn Leist of Shiner, Texas; and three sisters, Betty Taylor of Yoakum, Texas, Lois Melcher of Houston, Texas, and Dolores Leist of Kansas City, Kan.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Naval Air Station, Oceana. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice. Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling arrangements.

Megan S. Martin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Megan A. Sabalburo Martin died Nov. 3, 1999. Services will be private at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at a time to be announced. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge.

Harold R. Pease
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Harold R. Pease, 72, died Nov. 2, 1999.

Born in Middletown, N.J., he retired from Freehold Public School and National Lead Industries.

Survivors include four sons, Harold R. Pease and his wife, Charlene, Andre Pease and his wife, Karen, Randy A. Pease, all of Virginia Beach, and Robert Pease and his wife, Karen, of Whiting, N.J.; a stepson, Mike Keller and his wife, Cathy, of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Edward Pease and Donald Pease of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren, Traceyann Pease-Tatusko of Leonardtown, Md., Todd Pease, Andrea Michelle Pease, and Tiffany Dawn Pease, all of Virginia Beach, Kristin Pease, Jacqlyn Pease, Taylor Pease, and Samantha Pease, all of New Jersey, Jami Sue Pease of Richmond, Kelly Keller, Katie Keller and Scott Keller, all of Virginia Beach; a great-grandchild, Dennis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Father Edward L. Richardson. Burial will be in Keyport, N.J.

Mildred V. Richardson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mildred V. Richardson, 83, of Brooksville, Fla., died Nov. 4, 1999.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Brooksville where she was a pianist and substitute organist. She also was a volunteer at Brooksville Regional Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband, Neil H. Richardson; her son, Jeffrey N. Richardson; and a brother, Warren J. Bray. She is survived by her sister, Ethel I. Bateman and her husband, Roy; several nieces and nephews and their families.

She was a special lady and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Edna E. Ricks
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Edna E. Ricks, 77, a resident of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area since 1940, died Nov. 4, 1999, after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Wiley Franklin Ricks and Eunice Watson Ricks. She is survived by her brother, Palmer D. Ricks of Virginia Beach; a sister-in-law (widow of her late brother, Robert) of Amelia, Va.; five first cousins, Bette Jo Paul of Powhatan, Va., Margaret Lewis of Stony Creek, Va., Aubrey Cox Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jack Cox of Disputanta, Va., and Joseph Watson Jr. of Aiken, S.C.; numerous more distant cousins; many dear friends including, especially, her faithful next door neighbors, Emily and Everette Smith; and all the owners and personnel at D.D. Jones Transfer and Warehouse Co. Inc., her employer for the past 59 years.

She was a longtime member of her childhood church, Sandy Cross Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C., and was at the time of her death a member of Norview Baptist Church in Norfolk.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests no food.

Helen Schneider
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Schneider died Nov. 2, 1999. Services are private. Kellum Funeral, Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge.

Madison E. Senter
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Beloved daughter and sister Madison Elena Senter passed away Nov. 3, 1999.

Madison is survived by her parents, Lisa and Loy Senter; her big sister, Morgan Senter; two brothers, Jeff and Chris Senter; grandparents, Judy and Al White, Barbara and Loy Senter, and Linda and Harold Hall; great-grandparents, Helen Gilbert and Edith Senter; aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Kirby Payne, Jason Hall and Kim Senter; and cousins, Zachary, Luke and Kaylee Payne.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Betty Forbes. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ollie L. Simmons
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ollie L. .Simmons, 77, of the 3300 block of MacDonald Road, born on April 26, 1922, went to be with our Lord on Nov. 4, 1999. He died in Chesapeake General Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Berkley. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a veteran of World War II and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Katherine McCarthy Simmons; two daughters, Diana Kelley of Chesapeake and Janet Miller of Virginia Beach; a son, Danny Simmons of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Edward Simmons of Norfolk and Howard Simmons of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, George Dewey Simmons Sr. and Ethel M. Simmons; two brothers, George Dewey Simmons Jr. and Norman R. Simmons.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by Pastors Jim Wolfcal and Paul Hardy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Chesapeake General Hospital or the Kempsville Rescue Squad.

Alice M. Wilson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Alice M. Wilson, 92, died Oct. 30, 1999, in Virginia Beach. She was the beloved Aunt of Hubert E. Henry, Dorothy Wise and Ruth A. Simpkins. Alice also left great-nieces and many great-great-nieces and a great-great-nephew.

She was a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed.

Samuel L. Crawford
SUFFOLK -- Samuel ``Sammy'' Linwood Crawford, 61, of the 900 block of MacArthur Drive, died Nov. 4, 1999, at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Bertie County, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Holland Crawford of Suffolk.

A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today at Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Rev. Hershel Hill. Friends may join the family after the service. Contributions may be made to Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk VA 23439.

Melvin Davis
SUFFOLK -- Melvin Davis, 67, of the 300 block of Boat St., died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul RZUA Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Hestell Wilson
SUFFOLK -- Hestell Wilson, 72, of the 600 block of Kinsey Lane, died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bethlehem United Church of Christ. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Odessa L. Council
FRANKLIN -- Odessa Lee Council of the 29000 block of Mount Hored Road, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Como, N.C. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.

Graham Nock
PARKSLEY -- Graham Nock, 81, died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Thornton Funeral Home.

Gladys Tull
WITHAMS -- Gladys Tull, 82, died Nov. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Independent Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge.

Iris J. Underwood
SAXIS -- Iris J. Underwood, 62, died Nov. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Episcopal Church, Jenkins Bridge, Va. Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley, is in charge.

Claude Bell Jr.
COMO -- Claude ``Buddy'' Bell Jr., 64, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Hertford County Undertakers is in charge.

Annie S. Gramby
ELIZABETH CITY -- Annie Sharpe Gramby, 80, of the 500 block of Gumbridge Road, died Oct. 29, 1999. A funeral was held Thursday in New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Walson Funeral Service is in charge.

Randall C. Knight
HERTFORD -- Randall C. Knight, 47, of Route 5, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lebanon Grove Baptist Church. Gates County Community Funeral Home is in charge.

Johnny Lassiter Jr.
MURFREESBORO -- Johnny Lassiter Jr., 72, of the 100 block of Weaver St., died Nov. 1, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Herbert A. Rouser Jr.
CHARLOTTE -- Herbert Arthur Rouser Jr. died Nov. 3, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital.

A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herbert Arthur Rouser and Hannah Priscilla Neesham Rouser. He was a graduate of McCallie School, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. Mr. Rouser was formerly employed by The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer. He retired from Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine B. Rouser; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and C. Thomas Dennis of Charlotte, formerly of Chesapeake; and grandsons, Christopher Thomas Dennis and Matthew Stephen Dennis, both of Chesapeake.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, Dilworth Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Karin W. Simmons
ELIZABETH CITY -- Karin Marleen Wade Simmons, 47, died Oct. 30, 1999. Services were held Wednesday. Walson Funeral Service is in charge.


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