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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; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Tori and Ashley; a son-in-law, Ruben Dominguez; and a daughter-in-law, Anne Andrews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Dominguez.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. todayat 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.

C. Gatewood Etheridge
CHESAPEAKE -- C. Gatewood Etheridge, 74, of the 2200 block of Haywood Ave., died Nov. 4, 1999.

Born in South Norfolk, he was retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility after 39 years of service and was a Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Norfolk. He was former commissioner of South Norfolk Mosquito Control, South Norfolk Masonic Lodge No. 339, A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Khedive Temple of Shrine, 25-year member of Drum Corps and former member of Chesapeake Better Business Club.

He is survived by his wife, Libby Jones Pearce Etheridge of the home; two sons, C. Gatewood Etheridge Jr. and his wife, Edna, of Cartersville, Ga., Andre Damon Etheridge of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Leah Weatherly and her husband, Edward, of Chesapeake; a brother, Norman C. Etheridge Jr. of Richmond; four grandchildren, Gigi Comer, Ashleigh Etheridge, Thomas Etheridge and Tamara Etheridge; two nieces; four nephews; and a daughter-in-law, Robbie Etheridge. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth McPherson Etheridge and Norman C. Etheridge Sr. and his former wife, Jeannine Lemoine Etheridge.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. John J. Capellaro. Reception immediately following the service at the Parrish House. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Parker Herrington
CHESAPEAKE -- Mildred Louise Parker Herrington, 93, of the 100 block of Herrington Lane, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Mrs. Herrington, born on Oct. 29, 1906, in Norfolk, the daughter of the late Elton Eldridge and Bessie Vogler Parker, was a retired bookkeeper and homemaker. A faithful and active member of Memorial United Methodist Church for over 80 years, she was a member of the Loyal Builders Sunday School Class, Methodist Women and Dana Tyson Circle. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend and benefactor of the poor and those in need.

Predeceased by her devoted husband of 68 years, Elijah Wesley Herrington Sr., she is survived by her two sons, Elijah Wesley Herrington Jr. and his wife, Frances, of Manassas and Eldridge L. Herrington and his wife, Lucille, of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Beth H. Barnhill, Edward L. Herrington, Mark W. Herrington and James W. Herrington; and three great-grandchildren, Blake H. Barnhill, Daniel E. Herrington and Blair E. Barnhill.

She was also predeceased by a brother, Irving Parker, and a sister, Edith P. Lakeman.

Friends may join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. J. Michael Kubat. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

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 husband, 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. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maryview Wellsprings Hospice.

Carl W. Lewis
CHESAPEAKE -- Carl W. ``Red'' Lewis, 79, of the 900 block of Canal Crescent, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Born in Dolphin, Va., Brunswick County, he was the founder and co-owner of Red's Auto Glass and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Bethlehem Christian Church in Littleton, N.C. He was predeceased by his first wife, Stella Elizabeth Lewis, and his second wife, Emma May Lewis.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Janice and Buddy Shaw of Littleton, N.C., Shirley and Cecil Zimmerman of Atmore, Ala.; two sons and their wives, Luther Frank and Judith Lewis of Chesapeake, the Rev. Johnnie Rae Lewis and Kay Lewis of Bear Creek, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Merriman of Richmond and Sadie Ruth Lewis of South Hill, Va.; a brother, John Herman ``H'' Lewis of Dolphin, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, by the Rev. Cecil Alridge and the Rev. Johnnie Rae Lewis. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elwood L. Wickens
CHESAPEAKE -- Elwood Larry Wickens, 68, of Indian Head, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Civista Hospital, La Plata, Md.

He was born and reared in South Norfolk and served his engineering apprenticeship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Tigner Wickens; a son, Jefferson R. Wickens and his wife, Susan; his daughters, Teri Cole, Karen Wood and her husband, Roger, and Jane Creel and her husband, Bobby; grandchildren, Tommy Wickens, Kristie Wickens, Samantha Austin, Larry Cole, Ashley and Robbie Creel; three great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

His is also survived by sisters, Edith Wickens Lynn and Eugenia Wickens Miller; four nephews, Everett L. Sawyer, Edwin B. Sawyer, Fredric M. Lynn and Douglas R. Miller, all of Chesapeake; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 4270 Hawthorne Road, Indian Head, at 4 p.m. today.

A graveside service will be held at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, at noon Monday. The family will receive friends at 200 Old Drive, Great Bridge, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Frieda M. Brownley
NORFOLK -- Frieda Lipp Mercer Brownley, 86, a native of the Ocean View area, passed away Nov. 3, 1999, in DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of Alton C. Mercer and also Shelley H. Brownley. She was secretary to the deans of Virginia Wesleyan College from its inception in the 1960s until her retirement. Formerly, she had been a secretary with Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for 15 years. She was a volunteer at Leigh Memorial Hospital, accumulating almost 4,000 hours of volunteer service. She also volunteered in the gift shop of Norfolk Botanical Gardens. She was a graduate of Maury High School.

Mrs. Brownley was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Bible Class and the Young at Heart Group of the church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn M. and Waring Claud of Norfolk; a son and daughter-in-law, Alton C. Mercer Jr. and Sharon Mercer of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Alice E. Lizana of Virginia Beach; a brother, Jacques P. Lipp of Norfolk; and a grandson, Raymond A. Mercer of Richmond. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Lisa C. Mercer.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Frances T. Cooper and the Rev. Fred A. Braswell. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lisa C. Mercer Scholarship Fund of Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Emergency Room and Progressive Care Unit of Bon Secours, DePaul Hospital, for their professionalism and compassion.

Ruth W. Cacace
NORFOLK -- Ruth Whitehurst .Cacace, 92, of the 7200 block of Granby St., died Nov. 5, 1999, in her home. A native of Norfolk, Mrs. Cacace was the widow of Charles M. Cacace. Survivors include her daughter, Marguerite C. Burton and her husband, Roy, of Norfolk; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery by the Rev. David Davenport. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sister Agatha's Fund c/o Bon Secours Hospital, or to a charity of your choice.

Michael Godfrey
NORFOLK -- Michael Godfrey, 44, died Nov. 4, 1999, at Sentara Bayside Hospital. He was born in Japan and was an accountant.

He is survived by his father, Gene Godfrey, and his mother, Kazuko Godfrey, both of Norfolk; a sister, Catherine Yost of Chesapeake; two nephews, Brett and Nobie; a niece, Tiffany; and his companion, Nina Thacker of Virginia Beach.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 281 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach VA 23462.

Martha F. Ridley
NORFOLK -- Martha Fentress Ridley, 90, of the 2800 block of Keller Ave., died Nov. 2, 1999, at her home.

Born in Princess Anne County, she was a daughter of the late Susie Highter Fentress and the late James A. Fentress. She was retired, having worked for the city of Norfolk and for Norfolk Tobacco Co. Mrs. Ridley had been an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for 75 years, where she was a member of the Trustee Board, Deaconess Board, Missionary Circle and was the honorary president of the Willing Workers Club. She was the widow of Leonard R. Ridley.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Constance P. Ridley-Sawyer and George F. Sawyer Jr. of the home; three sons, Roosevelt Walker of Norfolk, Arthur Lawrence of Chesapeake and Adolphus Lee Edwards of Washington, D.C.; two sisters-in-law, Cecelia Dunbar of Collinswood, N.J., and Charlotte Fentress of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Rayfield Clay. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Edward C. Allen Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Edward Carlton Allen Jr., 83, a former commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, died Nov. 5, 1999, at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.

Adm. Allen, a native of Portsmouth, retired from the Coast Guard in 1971 after a 33-year career. He subsequently served as senior vice president and trust officer of American National Bank from 1971 to 1977.

A graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, his first duty was in 1938 as a young officer on the Coast Guard cutter Mendota, based at Norfolk. This was followed by duty on the cutters Sebago and Hamilton, also operating out of Norfolk. While serving on the Hamilton on convoy duty in the North Atlantic after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he survived the torpedoing and loss of the ship by a German U-boat off Iceland in January 1942. He served the remainder of World War II aboard the Leonard Wood, APA-12, flagship of the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, and later flagship of Amphibious Squadron 20 in the Pacific, carrying an assault division of Marines. It was during the two years prior to the latter, 1943-1945, that he participated in nine amphibious assault landings in the Pacific as navigator. Prior to this and in the Atlantic, he participated in the amphibious invasions of North Africa and Sicily.

During his career, he served two tours of duty at the Coast Guard Academy, as well as on the naval staffs of Naples, Italy and London, England. He also served as commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutters Sebago, Rockaway and Spencer.

Adm. Allen was a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor with honors in 1951. He was a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

He was a lifelong member of Monumental United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and member of a number of boards. He was a 32-year member of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. In 1987, Adm. Allen was selected as one of a group of ``Portsmouth Notables'' who were honored as outstanding achievers born or reared in the city. He was past national director of the Coast Guard Academy Foundation and received the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Bernice Harrington Allen; two daughters, Martha A. Phillips of Portsmouth and Laurie A. Berkem of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Edward C. Allen III of Portsmouth and Roger H. Allen of Yorktown, Va.; a sister, Jacquelyn A. Clarke of Portsmouth; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Friends may join the family Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. A graveside funeral, with military honors, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Allen Endowment Fund, Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320, or to the Endowment Fund of Monumental United Methodist Church.

Carol H. Bowen
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Carol H. Bowen died in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. She was 55 years old. She graduated from Norview High School. She was the daughter of the late Thelma and George Bowen.

Carol is survived by her cherished niece and nephew, Karen and Bobby Pearce. She also left behind her sister, Suzi Peace, and her brother, Bobby Bowen.

Carol was well known throughout the community and an inspiration to all who knew her. In her pursuit to open channels for the handicapped, she served as president of Mobility on Wheels and president of the Hampton Roads Transit Advisory Committee. ``Miss Carol'' was an active volunteer at Pembroke Meadow Elementary School and at Haygood United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was former president of the Elmhurst Civic League and the Federation of Civic Leagues.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haygood United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to gather at 628 S. Pine Grove Road afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to a charity of your choice that will benefit those less fortunate, in the memory of Carol Bowen.

Victoria P. Chalfin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Victoria Paige Chalfin, 33, of the 5100 block of Evesham Drive, died Nov. 4, 1999, at a local hospital. Born in Richmond, she was a department manager for Farm Fresh.

She is survived by her mother, Maude Chalfin of Virginia Beach; her father, Allen Chalfin of Brandenburg, Ky.; a brother, John P. Frazier of Cincinnati, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Prudie Arnett Salyer of Chelsea, Mich.; paternal grandmother, Ruby M. Peoples of Louisville, Ky.; and aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Colonial Grove Memorial Park by the Rev. Ronald Lee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

Mary E.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.

Mrs. Crowder is survived by her husband of 53 1/2 years and two sons.

A funeral service, conducted by Dr. Paul C. Lawson, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, 5520 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norview Ave., Norfolk, is handling arrangements. Flowers and donations are welcome. Make donations to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk.

Jane S. Durkin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jane S. .Durkin, 70, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Durkin, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, was the daughter of the late Roland R. Simpson and Margaret R. Simpson. She was a graduate of Rayen High School and Ohio University.

The widow of U.S. Navy Capt. Michael F. Durkin, she is survived by four sons, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael R. Durkin and his wife, Melissa, and Terence P. Durkin and his wife, Sheila, all of Virginia Beach, James T. Durkin and his wife, Mary, of Chesapeake, and John E. Durkin and his wife, Annemarie, of Virginia Beach; five granddaughters, Rachel Elizabeth, Kelly Elizabeth, Colleen Jane, Kaitlynn Elizabeth and Eileen Amy; a grandson, John Michael; and her sister, Barbara Steele of Columbus, Ohio.

A devoted mother and Navy wife, Mrs. Durkin was active in the Navy Relief Society and the charitable activities of the Navy Officer Wives Clubs. She also volunteered at St. Pius X School, Norfolk Catholic High School, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek Chapel. Visitation will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Elsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23508. A graveside service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Christine P. Jones
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Christine P. Jones, 46, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Virginia Beach General Hospital and has gone to be with the Lord.

She is survived by her father, Howard E. Jones Sr.; stepmother, Sara S. Jones; her brother, Howard E. Jones Jr. and his wife, Judy; her sisters, Emilie B. Saunders and her husband, Barry, and Tracy L. Johnson and her husband, Scott; three stepbrothers, Nick Massie, Kent Massie and Cabell Massie; and eight nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family service.

Dorothy L. Page
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothy L. ``Nana'' Page, 77, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 1999. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Page. Mrs. Page was a wonderful mother, loving grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her family members, Cindy and Ray Dunbar, Mike and Amy Page, and Cathy McClain; grandchildren, Darrell and Joshua Dunbar, Shannon Gross, Erin McClaskey, Zachary Bissell, and Matt and Kendra Page; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Dorothy's home Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, from 2 to 6 p.m. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Steward
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Alfred .Steward, 80, of the 400 block of Malibu Drive, died Nov. 3, 1999, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Born in Murfreesboro, N.C., he was retired from the International Longshoreman's Association, Local 1248. He was a member of Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Norfolk, where he was a member of the Board of Stewards and the Chancel Choir; he was also the church van driver. Mr. Steward was awarded the honor of ``Father and Grandfather of the Century'' on Aug. 7, 1982, by the Morgan-Steward Family.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Morgan Steward; a daughter, Marian Steward Speller Briley; a son, Alfred Richard Steward Sr.; grandchildren, Curtis Steward, Benita Norris, Alfred R. Steward Jr., Aaron Debois, Alfred Speller, Anita Speller Anderson, Marion ``Tina'' Steward of Goldsboro, N.C., and Michael Ware of Billings, Mont.; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Jesse Morgan of Washington, D.C.; a grandson-in-law, ``Rick'' Norris of Virginia Beach; and granddaughters-in-law, Melanie Blow Speller and Cassandra Steward. He was predeceased by his parents, Bertha Gatling Steward and Kelly Steward; sisters, Georgia Manley, Rebecca Vincent, Della Copeland and Marie Truitt, and brothers, Willie Steward and Freeman Steward.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church by the Rev. G. Bernard Crawford. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary M. Teigle
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary M. .Teigle of the 700 block of Barrison Way died Nov. 3, 1999.

Born in Norfolk County, she was a member of New Bethlehem Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Norfolk.

The widow of Edward Teigle, she is survived by three sisters, Lois E. Norman of Virginia Beach, Mabel Scott and Margaret D. Jenkins, both of Norfolk; two brothers, Henry Wilson and Elder Howard Wilson Sr., both of Norfolk; a special niece, Sandra Adams; a special great-nephew, Corey Adams; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at New Bethlehem Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Norfolk, by Elder Proctor Freeman. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Frances G. Wardlaw
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Frances Glenda Wardlaw, 89, passed away Nov. 5, 1999.

A former resident of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Wardlaw had lived in Hampton Roads for the last six years. She was the wife of the late Delbert Wardlaw. She had lived in Marion Manor and Our Lady of Perpetual Help and was an avid gardener. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Winston E. and Barbara Marchman of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Teresa Jennings of Las Vegas, Louise Trench of San Diego and Pauline Augilera of Colton, Calif.; three grandchildren, Winston E. Marchman III of Bakersfield, Calif., Sherri L. Marchman of Nebraska and Shawn K. Brock of Portsmouth; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.

Vernon G. Lassiter
SUFFOLK -- Vernon Garris .Lassiter, 71, of the 100 block of Foxworth Circle died Nov. 3, 1999, in Obici Memorial Hospital. He was a Suffolk native and the son of the late Arthur Lassiter and Ella Garris-Lassiter.

He was a graduate of the East Suffolk High School Class of 1948, an Army veteran and he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after many years of service.

His survivors are a devoted and faithful wife of 47 years Edith Byrd-Lassiter; three brothers, John M. Wilson of Suffolk, W. Wadsworth Lassiter of East Orange, N.J., and Horace L. Lassiter and wife, Mazie, of Silver Spring, Md.; sisters-in-law, Mary B. Martin, Evelyn B. Edwards and husband, Morgan, and Velma Coan and husband, Emanuel; brothers-in-law, Retired Brig. Gen. Melvin L. Byrd and wife, Diane, and Harry A. Byrd and wife, Kathy; aunt-in-law, Katherine Cuyler; and a host of nieces, nephews, several cousins, friends and caring neighbors.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Crocker Funeral Home by Elder Madison G. Copeland. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Anne Dunn Ricks
SUFFOLK -- Anne Dunn Ricks, 59, a native of Suffolk, died Nov. 4, 1999.

Anne was the daughter of the late Andrew and Cleo Dunn. She was a member of Suffolk Christian Church.

She is survived by her son, Kirk Johnston of Suffolk; a brother and his wife, Andy and Carolyn Dunn; two nieces, Shelley and Allison Dunn; and a nephew, Andy Dunn.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is in charge.

EdaLane C. Barrett
CARRSVILLE -- EdaLane Chappell Barrett, 89, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. She was born in Hollis, Okla., a daughter of the late John Lane and Ida Manara Rankin Chappell.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, William Henry ``Bill'' Barrett; a daughter, Manara Anne Patterson; two sons, John Christopher Barrett of Richmond and Anthony William Barrett of East Peoria, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Peggy Johnson Barrett of Windsor and son-in-law, Brian Owen Patterson of Carrsville; four grandchildren, Barrett Alexander Patterson of Carrsville, Amy Marlane Barrett of Washington, D.C., Christi Ann Barrett and Creighton Russell Barrett, both of Charleston, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Cara Lane Johnson of Sydney, Mont., Susie Weltikol of Billings, Mont. and Gina Bialoracki of Richmond, Ky.; three great-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Megan and Audra Lane; special nephews and a niece, Michael and Billy and Joan Wolfe. She was predeceased by a daughter, EdaLane Corrine Daggs.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Poplar Spring Cemetery with the Rev. James W. Browder III officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence at 5144 Carrsville Hwy., and suggests that memorials be made to the Franklin Alzheimer's Association, c/o Mary Frances Newsome, P.O. Box 937, Franklin VA 23851. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.

Barbara C. Drake
SEDLEY -- Barbara ``Bob'' .Cutchins Drake, 65, died Nov. 4, 1999, in Leigh Memorial Hospital.

A homemaker and devoted caregiver for her mother, Barbara was a member of Grace Memorial United Methodist Church, the church choir and the Methodist Women.

Survivors include her mother, Lona Turner Drake of Sedley; three sisters, Sara Frances Forrest of Chesapeake, Dorothy Lee Godwin of Smithfield and Eleanor Rose Barnes of Diamond Bar, Calif.; three brothers, Franklin Welch Drake of Columbus, Ohio, Billy Lorenzo Drake of Kimball, Neb., and Roy Carl Drake of Sedley; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Lorenzo Roy Drake.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grace Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. James M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Drake, 30273 Maple Ave., Sedley, and in the church fellowship hall immediately following the interment. Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial UMC, Sedley Volunteer Fire Department or the Sedley Ruritan Club. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.

Mary F. Miller
FRANKLIN -- Mary Foster Miller, 80, died Nov. 4, 1999, at her home.

She was born in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late John W. and Agnes Stainback Foster. She was the widow of the late A.G. ``Buddy'' Miller, former golf professional at Chockoyotte Country Club, Roanoke Rapids and Cypress Cove Country Club, Franklin. Mrs. Miller was a longtime employee of Brady's Jewel Box and was a very active member of the Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a dedicated Pink Lady.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith M. Vaughan of Weldon, N.C.; a son, A.G. Miller Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; two sisters, Virginia Watts of Richmond and Dora Gibbs of Holly Springs, N.C.; three grandchildren, Michael Vaughan, Donna Brennan and Traci Storey; and three great-grandchildren, Frankie and Amanda Brennan and Eric Vaughan.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the residence, 416 Old Sedley Road, Franklin. Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

Emily E. Farlow
OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Emily E. Farlow, 94, formerly of Chincoteague, died Nov. 5, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenwood Cemetery, Chincoteague. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Richard F. Jones
WATTSVILLE -- Richard Fred Jones, 54, died Nov. 4, 1999. A graveside service was held Friday in Downing Cemetery, Oak Hall. Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville, is in charge. gffobit.Bill Sterling

PARKSLEY -- Bill Sterling, 63, died Nov. 5, 1999. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Dorothy S. Anderson
MOYOCK -- Dorothy Sawyer Anderson, 72, formerly of Baxters Estate, died Nov. 5, 1999. A funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Curtis W. Chappell
HERTFORD -- Curtis William Chappell, 77, died Nov. 4, 1999, at his residence after a brave battle with prostate cancer. Mr. Chappell was a beloved father, husband and friend.

He was a native of Princess Anne County, Va., the son of the late William Joseph and Lottie Ewell Chappell, and the husband of Ethel Mae Riggs Chappell. Mr. Chappell was a veteran, having served in World War II with the U.S. Navy during the Normandy invasion. He was a bridge construction foreman and a Methodist.

Besides his wife of 58 years, Mr. Chappell is survived by four daughters, Linda Sawyer and Jeanette Pallett of Hertford, Shirley Wood of Virginia Beach and Sandy Leonhardt of Knotts Island, N.C.; and two sons, Curtis William Chappell Jr. of Virginia Beach and Jimmy Wayne Chappell of South Mills, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Kenny Pallett.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Frank Jennings. Burial will follow in Willow Wood Family Cemetery, Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach.

Horace P. Heath
SHILOH -- Horace Pugh Heath, 73, of the 100 block of Texas Road, died Nov. 5, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Mattie Heckstall
WINDSOR -- Mattie Heckstall, 88, of Cooper Hill Road, died Nov. 2, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Luke Baptist Church. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

Percy Whitfield
COFIELD -- Percy Whitfield died Nov. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at noon Monday at Phillipi Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Bettie Sue Dennis
CHESTERFIELD -- Bettie Sue .Jernigan Dennis, 93, a resident of the area since 1969, died Nov. 5, 1999, at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.
A native of Bertie, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Rosa E. Haggard Jernigan. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Dennis. Mrs. Dennis was a member of Woods United Methodist Church and the Ladies Bible Class. She was a graduate of Farmville State Teachers College, now Longwood College, and taught in the Portsmouth school system for eight years.

She is survived by a niece, Mildred Estelle Brown of Virginia Beach, and a nephew, James Alfred Williams of Universal City, Texas.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Woods United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Morefield and the Rev. Gene Tatum. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to a charity of choice. E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights, is in charge.

Carlton E. Gregory
MCLEAN -- Carlton E. Gregory, D.D.S., died Nov. 2, 1999, in an automobile accident.

Born in Callands, Va., he practiced general and restorative dentistry in Arlington for more than 40 years. After attending Averett College and the University of Richmond, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1951. He served as administrative officer in the USAF from 1942-1946, completed Officer Candidate School and attained the rank of major. He was past president and fellow of the Virginia State Dental Association, fellow of the Virginia State Dental Association, fellow in the American Academy of Prosthodontics, member of American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and delegate to the American Dental Association. He served as past president of Kiwanis Club of Arlington, board member of Arlington Chamber of Commerce and was a life member of the Washington Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Morton Gregory; three daughters, Julia Gregory Sleeman of Richmond, Dr. Mary E. Gregory of Arlington and Donna Gregory Hutcheson of Springfield; two sons, Carlton E. Gregory Jr. of Alexandria and Claiborne B. ``Chip'' Morton of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Audrey Gregory Finney of Martinsville and Stella Gregory McCubbins of Callands.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, Arlington, Va. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Interment will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCV Foundation, c/o MCV School of Dentistry, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298.

Gustav C. Homner Jr.
TAMARAC, Fla. -- Gustav C. Homner Jr., 67, died Nov. 1, 1999.

Gus was a restaurant entrepreneur who started with Gus's Sugar Bowl in Elizabeth, N.J. Following a move in 1975 to Virginia Beach, he owned several restaurants and helped start the ``Spirit of Norfolk'' cruise ship. He moved to Tamarac, Fla., in the early 90s and continued in the restaurant and consulting business.

A proud member of the Masonic Temple, a volunteer firefighter, and a naval reservist, he was always willing to serve. Fishing for striped bass on the ``Striper Sue II'' was his passion in life.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Homner; his mother, Elsie Homner and sister, Joan Ray, of Lake Placid, Fla.; two sons, Phillip Homner of Hope, N.J., and Michael Homner of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Susan Homner of Atlanta; and three grandchildren, Kelly, Lucas and McKenna Homner.

Contributions may be made to Spondylitis Association of America (SAA), P.O. Box 5872, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413.

Mildred Parker Herrington
CHESAPEAKE -- Mildred Louise Parker Herrington, 93, of the 100 block of Herrington Lane, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Mrs. Herrington, born on Oct. 29, 1906, in Norfolk, the daughter of the late Elton Eldridge and Bessie Vogler Parker, was a retired bookkeeper and homemaker. A faithful and active member of Memorial United Methodist Church for over 80 years, she was a member of the Loyal Builders Sunday School class, Methodist Women and Dana Tyson Circle. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend and benefactor of the poor and those in need.

Preceded in death by her devoted husband of 68 years, Elijah Wesley Herrington Sr., she is survived by her two sons, Elijah Wesley Herrington Jr. and his wife, Frances, of Manassas and Eldridge L. Herrington and his wife, Lucille, of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Beth H. Barnhill, Edward L. Herrington, Mark W. Herrington and James W. Herrington; and three great-grandchildren, Blake H. Barnhill, Daniel E. Herrington and Blair E. Barnhill. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Irving Parker, and a sister, Edith P. Lakeman.

Friends may join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. J. Michael Kubat. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Margaret L. Myers
CHESAPEAKE -- Margaret Lester Myers, 94, died and went to heaven to live forever with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 5, 1999.

Mrs. Myers was born in Berkley and was a homemaker. She was the last charter member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, which was founded in 1916 as Campostella Heights Baptist Church. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and she always will be remembered for her caring and loving spirit. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Myers; two daughters, Willie Mae King and her husband, J.W. King Jr., and Patricia M. Fetter; one granddaughter, Leslie Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth E. Lester and Grace E. Lester.

Survivors include her daughter, Majorie M. Johnson and her husband, Charles L. Johson; two sisters, Ruby L. Scott and Sally L. Basnight, all of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Heights Baptist Church by Dr. K.A. Barnes, the Rev. P.D. Moore and Dr. D.K. Davey. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, and all other times at 206 Rose Ash Way, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Woodland Heights Baptist Church, 529 Providence Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325, or to Comfort Care Hospice, 667 Kingsborough Square, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Debra M. Stephenson
CHESAPEAKE -- Debra Yvonne Mitchell Stephenson, 44, died in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 4, 1999. She was a native of Portsmouth, a computer specialist for the government, and a member of the Fellowship Chapter No. 140 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her parents, Jeannie Thompson Mitchell and William Franklin Mitchell of Chesapeake; a very special friend, Ricardo Padillo of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Christina King of Chesapeake; a son, Major Stephenson IV of Orlando; a brother, Robert Franklin Mitchell of Chesapeake; and a granddaughter, Victoria Lynne King of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Robert F. Cofield Jr. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the American Red Cross.

Elwood L. Wickens
CHESAPEAKE -- Elwood Larry Wickens, 68, of Indian Head, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Civista Hospital, La Plata, Md.

He was born and reared in South Norfolk and served his engineering apprenticeship at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Tigner Wickens; a son, Jefferson R. Wickens and his wife, Susan; his daughters, Teri Cole, Karen Wood and her husband, Roger, and Jane Creel and her husband, Bobby; grandchildren, Tommy Wickens, Kristie Wickens, Samantha Austin, Larry Cole, Ashley and Robbie Creel; three great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

His is also survived by sisters, Edith Wickens Lynn and Eugenia Wickens Miller; four nephews, Everett L. Sawyer, Edwin B. Sawyer, Fredric M. Lynn and Douglas R. Miller, all of Chesapeake; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 4270 Hawthorne Road, Indian Head, at 4 p.m. today.

A graveside service will be held at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, at noon Monday. The family will receive friends at 200 Old Drive, Great Bridge, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Frieda M. Brownley
NORFOLK -- Frieda Lipp Mercer Brownley, 86, a native of the Ocean View area, passed away Nov. 3, 1999, in DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of Alton C. Mercer and also Shelley H. Brownley. She was secretary to the deans of Virginia Wesleyan College from its inception in the 1960s until her retirement. Formerly, she had been a secretary with Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for 15 years. She was a volunteer at Leigh Memorial Hospital, accumulating almost 4,000 hours of volunteer service. She also volunteered in the gift shop of Norfolk Botanical Gardens. She was a graduate of Maury High School.

Mrs. Brownley was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Bible Class and the Young at Heart Group of the church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn M. and Waring Claud of Norfolk; a son and daughter-in-law, Alton C. Mercer Jr. and Sharon Mercer of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Alice E. Lizana of Virginia Beach; a brother, Jacques P. Lipp of Norfolk; and a grandson, Raymond A. Mercer of Richmond. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Lisa C. Mercer.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Frances T. Cooper and the Rev. Fred A. Braswell. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lisa C. Mercer Scholarship Fund of Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Emergency Room and Progressive Care Unit of Bon Secours, DePaul Hospital, for their professionalism and compassion.

Ronald A. Bryant
NORFOLK -- Ronald AubreyBryant, 57, of the 200 block of Poplar Ave., died Nov. 3, 1999.

He was a native of Norfolk, a son of the late Beatrice and Lonnie Bryant. He was a laborer for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn F. Bryant of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Vander H. Johnson also of Fayetteville; three sons, Samuel R. Minter, Ronbrey Bryant and Anthony A. Bryant; a sister, Evonne Bryant; two brothers, Donevald L. Bryant and Lonnie Bryant Jr.; and a great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hale Funeral Home.

Ruth Whitehurst Cacace
NORFOLK -- Ruth Whitehurst Cacace, 92, formerly of 156 W. Belvedere Rd. and recently of 7211 Granby St., The Ballentine Home, died Nov. 5, 1999. Mrs. Cacace was a native of Norfolk, and the widow of Charles M. Cacace.

Survivors include her daughter, Marguerite C. Burton and her husband, Roy, of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Margie B. Griffith and her husband Charles Jr., of Norfolk, Roy L. Burton II and his wife, Jewell H. Burton, of Virginia Beach, Charles Mitchell Burton and his wife, Damien, of Norfolk; and seven great-grandchildren, Roy Chadwick Burton, Carrie Cacace Burton, Christopher Burton Ripley, Matthew Scott Ripley, Charles Dee Griffith III, Charles Mitchell Burton Jr., and Erin Casey Burton.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery by the Rev. David Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sister Agatha's Fund c/o DePaul Medical Center or Saint Mary's Infant Home. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Jon Q. Hunter
NORFOLK -- Jon Quenton Hunter, 27, died Nov. 4, 1999, in Norfolk.

Mr. Hunter was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Dec. 11, 1971. He was a graduate of Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pa., and pursued some college education at schools in Virginia and Alabama. He was a contemplative reader of books, a restless visionary and a helper and friend to his family and to many who knew him.

Survivors include his daughter, Jonesia Neci Sachi Fullerton, age 3, of Fredericksburg, Va.; his mother, Ada Jeanne Middleton; his father, Vern Hunter, and his wife, Cynthia Larkin Hunter, of Norfolk; a brother, Jason Hunter and his aunt, Joyce Ingram Middleton, both of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and numerous loving relatives and friends, principally on the East Coast and in the Midwest. To all who knew him, he was an intense and complicated non-traditionalist with a large and generous heart. We shall miss him more than it is possible to convey, and we will remember him with devotion and love.

A chapel service will be conducted at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, at 3 p.m. Thursday by Pastor George E. Thornton Sr. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that individuals interested in making memorial donations in Jon's name contact them.

Miriam H. Lamb
NORFOLK -- Miriam Hope Holbrook Hanna Lamb of Norfolk and more recently of Greenville, N.C., died Nov. 1, 1999.

Mrs. Lamb was born in Norfolk on May 27, 1921, the daughter of the late Andrew Harrison Holbrook and Mary Elizabeth Holbrook. She attended Maury and Oceana High Schools, Norfolk Business College and William and Mary College, Norfolk Division.

After moving to Florida, she became a life member of the Garden Club of Jacksonville and president of the Sabal Palm Garden Circle. She was a member of the United Methodist Church-Highlands, Jacksonville, Fla., and was a leader of Bluebirds and CampFire Girls.

After relocating to North Carolina, she retired from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., in 1984 and as a job developer retired from AARP Senior Employment Commission in 1997.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Paoloni of Greenville, N.C.; grandson, Christopher Paoloni of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Lindsay Paoloni of Greenville, N.C.; sisters, Norma White of Norfolk, Mary Lou Rowe of Gretna, La., and Carole Kerns of Kingston, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Andrew Holbrook and Edward Holbrook, both of Norfolk.

A celebration of her life and funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Mountainview Cemetery in Vinton, Va.

Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk VA.

Virginia S. Lowe
NORFOLK -- Virginia Josephine Scellato Lowe, 85, of the 8700 block of Semmes Ave., died Nov. 5, 1999, in her home.

Mrs. Lowe was a native of Norfolk and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include her husband, Mills Fletcher Lowe; a daughter, Betty Pietsch of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two sons, John Parker Tynes of Virginia Beach and Thomas Lee Tynes of Casselberry, Fla.; two sisters, Fannie Sword of Escondido, Calif., and Mary Georgiades of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Martha Friek of Norfolk; seven grandchildren, Arlene, Lisa, John Jr., Tiffany, Sean, Jennifer and Daniel; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Frias. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Lawrence J. Meyer
NORFOLK -- Lawrence Jeffrey Meyer, 35, died Nov. 5, 1999. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., and was a Norfolk resident for 12 years.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1998, and subsequently worked at Freedom Ford in Norfolk as a technician.

He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Meyer of Norfolk; two daughters, Jennifer L. Meyer and Jessica L. Meyer, both of Norfolk; his father and stepmother, Larry J. Meyer and Mavis Meyer of Idaho; the stepmother who raised him, Rebecca Meyer of Idaho; his mother, Shirla Fae McDonald of California; two sisters, Deborah L. Lafferty and her husband, Michael, and Michelle L. Clark and her husband, Gary, all of Idaho; his maternal grandfather, Donald McDonald of California; and a special friend, Gena Morse of Norfolk; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be conducted at Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk by Pastor Richard E. Smith on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Burial will take place in Idaho at a later date. Altmeyer Funeral Home in Virginia Beach is in charge of local arrangements.

Kenneth C. Morrison
NORFOLK -- Kenneth CrossMorrison of the 2200 block of Dean Drive went to his eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in his residence.

He was a retired pharmacist and former owner of Rexall Drug Store in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Stoneham, Mass., and was the widower of Dorothea Cleary Morrison. At Mr. Morrison's retirement, he was the longest-practicing pharmacist in the state of Massachusetts.

Mr. Morrison served as chairman of the Board of Health in Burlington for many years, and was an avid bridge player.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara E. Morrison of Norfolk and Susan E. Metzler of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Donald G. Morrison and his wife, Jean, of Shrewsbury, Mass., and David K. Morrison and his wife, Beverly, of Carlisle, Mass.; two sisters, Ruth M. Thorp of Stoneham, Mass., and Myrtle M. Stoddard and her husband, Shelton, of Concord, N.H.; a brother, Donald Morrison and his wife, Betty, of Belmont, Mass.; and six grandchildren, Eric, Angus, Cecily, Adam, Brian and Alexis.

A memorial service will be conducted in Massachusetts at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Helen W. Booth
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen Winfield Booth, 73, of the 1700 block of Richmond Ave., died Nov. 4, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

She was born in Norfolk County and was the widow of David Booth Jr.

Survivors include a son, James E. Booth, and his wife, Carolyn A. Booth, of Portsmouth; three brothers, Clarence Winfield of Chesapeake, Richard Winfield of Portsmouth and Andrew Winfield of Washington, D.C.; a grandchild, Kimberly Booth of Portsmouth; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, by the Rev. J.B. Sharp. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mildred S. Dietrick
PORTSMOUTH -- Mildred Shillingberg Dietrick, 86, of the 4900 block of West Norfolk Road, died Nov. 6, 1999, in a Portsmouth hospital.

She was a native of Bellington, W.Va., and was the widow of Herbert S. Dietrick. She was a member of Simonsdale Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four sons, Herbert L. Dietrick of Topanga, Calif., Charles W. Dietrick of Greencastle, Pa., Kenneth L. Dietrick of Chesapeake and Donald L. Dietrick of Middletown, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Matt Matthews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, and other times at 2917 Evergreen Court, Chesapeake. Memorial donations may be made to Simonsdale Presbyterian Church.

Helen O. Hemby
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen O.``Sister'' Hemby, 75, of the 100 block of Grand St., died Nov. 3, 1999, at her home.

Born in Portsmouth, she was a retired custodian for Mount Hermon Elementary School in the Portsmouth Public School System after 30 years of service. She was a member of Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, where she was a member of the choir and the Willing Workers Club.

The widow of Elbert Hemby, she is survived by her mother, Ada Whitfield of Portsmouth; a brother, Robert Lee Clark and wife, Lillie Clark, of Portsmouth; and a host of in-laws, friends and cousins, including a special cousin, Ronald Parker.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, by the Rev. D.A. Peace. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

William B. Hines Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- William Benjamin Hines Sr., 75, of the 500 block of Avondale Road, died Nov. 4, 1999, in his residence.

He was born in Tarboro, N.C., and retired after 32 years from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Celestial Baptist Church, where he was treasurer of Willing Workers Club and a deacon. He was a member of Lebanon Lodge of Masons No. 34, Mount Moriah Royal Arch of Masons No. 9, and Knights of Templar. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Alice K. Hines; three sons, Fred L. Hines Sr., William B. Hines Jr. and Ralph Hines; two sisters, Alice Mabry and Mary Clark; a brother, James H. Hines; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Celestial Baptist Church by the Rev. Leon J. Boone. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Bertha W. Manning
PORTSMOUTH -- Bertha W. Manning departed this life Friday, Nov. 5, 1999.

Bertha, a Portsmouth native, was born April 7, 1912, to the late Frank W. Walker Sr. and Ella Dunham Walker. She attended Portsmouth public schools and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School.

She met and married William E. Manning in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she lived for 46 years. She worked for several financial services firms on Wall Street. Upon retirement, she relocated to Portsmouth. A resident of the Brighton section of Portsmouth, she was a member of Providence Methodist AME Church, the Rev. Alphonso Griffin, pastor.

Left to cherish Bertha's memory are her family and friends: her sister, Christine V. Pruden; two nieces, Velma Felton and Clarice Shamblee; two nephews, Walter C. Pruden and Rudolph B. Pruden; three great-nephews and two great-nieces, Nathaniel and Natalie Boyd, Tremaine Shamblee, and Christine and Vincent Pruden; and her friends, Aldora Davis, Rudy Davis and James Ward.

Her family and friends will forever hold in their hearts many loving moments shared.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Lincoln Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will assemble at Fisher Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday. Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

John Miller Taylor Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- John Miller Taylor Jr., 70, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, surrounded by his family at his home in Portsmouth.

A lifelong resident of the city, he was a graduate of Churchland High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired in 1991 after a 34-year career with Landmark Communications.

Active in professional and civic organizations, he served as president of the Hampton Roads Advertising Federation, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Sports and Boat Show and chairman of Ports Events, the Seawall Festival and Portsmouth Boat Exchange. He was a past member of the Portsmouth Partnership.

He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church where he served several terms both as junior and senior warden of the Vestry.

He was a son of the late Vivian Etheridge Taylor and John Miller Taylor. He was predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Margaret ``Peggy'' Cutherell Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Abbott Taylor; his daughters, Pamela Taylor Pruden and her husband, Peter, of Suffolk, and Nancy Taylor Freeman and her husband, Steve, of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Emily Brooke Pruden, Taylor Randolph Pruden, Matthew Taylor Freeman, Benjamin Russell Freeman and Barclay Porter Freeman; two stepsons, Christopher Sweat Abbott of Richmond and Gregory Lynnwood Abbott of Portsmouth; and a cousin, Marian ``Sissy'' Gomer.

A funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in St. Christopher's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Jane F. Flaherty and the Rev. Elisa Wheeler. Burial will take place in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3300 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703.

Patricia N. Norman
PORTSMOUTH -- Patricia N.Norman, 51, of the 500 block of Edwards St., died Nov. 3, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center.

She was born in Lumberton, N.C., and was a retired security guard.

Survivors include four daughters, Crystal R. Hughes and Sheilah Lucas, both of Portsmouth, Anita N. Nesmith of Rochester, Pa., and Sonia Norman of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, by Bishop James Farrow. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Hampton. Viewing will begin at noon today at the funeral home.

Fred Floyd Ames Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- After a courageous battle with cancer, Capt. Fred Floyd Ames Jr., USN, Retired, 69, of Virginia Beach, died Nov. 3, 1999, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Norfolk, the son of the late Fred Floyd Ames and Helen Auld Ames Voorhees.

After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman. He then completed Officer Candidate School and served in the Destroyer Navy in many assignments, including COMDESRON 34. He later went on to serve in the Pentagon and retired from the staff of CINCLANTFLT in 1982. After the Navy, Capt. Ames went into real estate, working at Goodman Segar Hogan, S.L. Nusbaum Realty, and Rose and Krueth Corporation. He was a member of the Navy League, the U.S.S. Huse Association, and various other organizations.

Capt. Ames was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a jovial and good-hearted friend to many. Capt. Ames is survived by his wife, of 45 years, Claire Clark Ames; his children, Susan Ames Sullivan of Jensen Beach, Fla., Fred F. Ames III of New Orleans, La., John Charles Ames of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Barnett of Collinsville, Ill.; stepmother, Louise Ames Gwaltney of Virginia Beach; stepsister, Mary Lou Shannon; stepbrother, John F. Ames; and grandchildren, Colin Ames Sullivan, Kenley Ames Sullivan and Amber Lynn Hilker. He was predeceased by his son, Edward Clark Ames.

The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chapel in Norfolk. Capt. Michael Burt, Command Chaplain, will be officiating. Interment will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Hilda Blehm
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Hilda Blehm, 79, of the 5000 block of Cypress Point Circle, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at her residence after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Scranton, Pa.

Mrs. Blehm retired as department manager at the Navy Exchange, Little Creek, and was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Shore Drive. She was active in women's organizations, Lutheran World Relief and, until recent years, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. When food was involved, Hilda was involved. The kitchen was her project. Hilda was a past worthy matron of Bayside Chapter No. 181, Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by Leland, her husband of 59 years; a son, Leland A., and his wife, Linda, of Kennesaw, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Lowe, and her husband, David, of Annapolis, Md.; six grandchildren, Hope, Emily and Katie Blehm, and Scott, Aaron and Danielle Lowe; two great-grandchildren, Kalan and Jagger Blehm; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 4200 Shore Drive, Baylake Pines, with Pastor Ken Carbaugh presiding. A reception will be held at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sentara Cancer Society or to Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

Carol H. Bowen
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Carol H. Bowen, 55, died Nov. 5, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital. Miss Bowen was born in Norfolk.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haygood United Methodist Church. Hampton Roads Crematory is handling the cremation arrangements.

Mary Eileen Crowder
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Eileen 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.

Mrs. Crowder is survived by her husband of 53 1/2 years and two sons.

A funeral service, conducted by Dr. Paul C. Lawson, was held Saturday, Nov. 6, at Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, handled arrangements. Make donations to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, or to Hope Haven Children's Home, 3000 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA., in her memory.

Patricia R. Long
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Patricia Rice Long, 68, of the 1400 block of Whittier Road in Alanton, passed away Oct. 24, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Patricia was the widow of Lt. John O. Long Jr. John, a Naval test pilot who was killed in 1956 in the line of duty at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md.

A computer systems analyst for 40 years, Patricia was one of the first women in the computer field. Beginning her career in 1957 in Convair in San Diego, Calif., she worked for the federal government and the Virginia State University system beginning at Old Dominion University and retiring after 22 years from Norfolk State University. Throughout her career she received numerous distinguished service awards and was a compassionate volunteer for many community charity efforts. She was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.

Patricia was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra L. Long and her husband, John, of Cary, N.C.; a son, John O. Long III and his wife, Lea Anne, and their children, John O. Long IV, Andrew and Madison, all of Alexandria, Va.; sister-in-law, Bernadette Rice, widow of her brother, Richard Rice, and nephews, Robert Rice and his wife, Karen, Dean Rice and his wife, Carol, and niece, Kristi Rice Broderick and her husband, Lance, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; an aunt, Ida Hood Parker of Bellingham, Mass.; sister-in-law, Jeanette Long Davenport and her husband, Paul, of Winston-Salem, N.C., their daughter, Suzanne Davenport Carr and her husband, Lewis, of Raleigh, N.C., and son, Paul Davenport III and his wife, Lisa, of Apex, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the gravesite of her husband in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Those attending the graveside service should meet at the Arlington National Cemetery Information Center at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions made in her name to the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231-4596, or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.

Charlie B. Pearce Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Charlie Burton Pearce Sr., 75, of the 6300 block of Whaleyville Blvd., died Nov. 6, 1999, in his residence.

He was a native of Gates County, N.C., the son of the late James H. Pearce and Mary Speight Pearce. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Golden Peanuts Co. in Suffolk. He was a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime usher and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Riddick Pearce of Suffolk; his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Charlotte and David Boyette of Windsor, Va., and Sharon K. and Jim Pierce of Suffolk; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles B. Pearce Jr. and Karen Pearce of Suffolk; and three grandchildren, ``Amy'' and Matt King , Lisa Nicole Pearce and Bryan Lee Boyette.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Summers officiating. Interment will be in Whaleyville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and other times at the residence. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Whaleyville United Methodist Church.

Vassie M. Pope
CARRSVILLE -- Vassie Mae Vick Pope, 89, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Southampton Memorial Hospital. Born in Southampton County, Mrs. Pope was a daughter of the late Cillis L. and Villa Drake Vick and the widow of Hinton Reese Pope. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Marie Clayton of Seaford, Va., and Shirley P. Barnes and her husband, Ruby, of Capron; a son, McCoy B. Pope and his wife, Alice, of Carrsville; two sisters, Florence V. Ferguson and Alease V. Carr, both of Portsmouth; two brothers, L.C. Vick of Franklin and Cullie Vick of Courtland; six grandchildren, Dexter L. Toppin of Black Creek, Joyce F. Turner of Seaford, Timothy W. Toppin of Capron, Earl Clayton of Richmond, Sonya K. Smith of Capron and Krystal L. Rainone of Suffolk; six great-grandchildren, Amber and Trent Rainone, Brandon and Kyle Toppin and Trista and Talon Smith. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth V. Felts, and two brothers, Lloyd Vick and Earl Vick.

A funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Richard L. Peerey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, Boykins, and other times at the home of Shirley and Rudy Barnes, 25728 Meherrin Road, Capron.

Mary A. Carter
COLUMBIA -- Mary Ann Carter, 89, of Route 2, died Nov. 5, 1999. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

Curtis W. Chappell
HERTFORD -- Curtis William Chappell, 77, died Nov. 4, 1999, at his residence after a brave battle with prostate cancer. Mr. Chappell was a beloved father, husband and friend. He was a native of Princess Anne County, Va., the son of the late William Joseph and Lottie Ewell Chappell, and the husband of Ethel Mae Riggs Chappell. Mr. Chappell was a veteran, having served in World War II with the U.S. Navy during the Normandy invasion. He was a bridge construction foreman and a Methodist.

Besides his wife of 58 years, Mr. Chappell is survived by four daughters, Linda Sawyer and Jeanette Pallett of Hertford, Shirley Wood of Virginia Beach and Sandy Leonhardt of Knotts Island, N.C.; and two sons, Curtis William Chappell Jr. of Virginia Beach and Jimmy Wayne Chappell of South Mills, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Kenny Pallett.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Frank Jennings. Burial will follow in Willow Wood Family Cemetery, Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach. The family will be at the home of his son, Curtis William Chappell Jr., 931 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.

Bonnie L. Felton
EURE -- Bonnie Leona Felton, 82, of the 100 block of White Oak Road, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Down East Health and Rehabilitation, Gatesville.

Mrs. Felton was born in Gates County, the daughter of the late R.C. and Mrs. Annie F. Felton. She was a homemaker and a member of Eure Christian Church, where she had taught Sunday school for 39 years.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis Z. Felton; two sons, Larry L. Felton and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Suffolk and Nelson C. Felton and his wife, Rita, of Eure; two sisters, Sallie Inez Felton of Gatesville and Lucille Overton of Eure; and five grandchildren, Jeff Felton and his wife, Allison, Jon Felton, Anthony Felton, Jody Felton and Anna Felton.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Miller Funeral Home, and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the children's department of Eure Christian Church, Route 1, Eure, NC 27935, or to University Health Systems Hospice, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Jane A. Fisher
WINDSOR -- Jane A. Fisher, 82, died Nov. 5, 1999. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel.

Leonard Mitzke
EDENTON -- Leonard Mitzke, 82, died Nov. 5, 1999, in Chowan Hospital, Edenton.

He was born in Milwaukee and was a member of the American Legion Post 40, VFW, and St. Anne Catholic Church in Edenton.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalind Tarkington Mitzke; a stepdaughter, Glenda Belch, and a son, John Mitzke, both of Edenton; a sister, Evelyn Machtig of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Chris Belch of Tyner, N.C., Teresa Rea, Dawn Belch, Brooke Mitzke and Zachary Mitzke, all of Edenton; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Bernard Mitzke.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Beaver Hill Cemetery by Father Roch and the Rev. Thomas Biggs. The family will be at the home, 1714 W. Queen St., Edenton. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Mattie R. Stokely
HERTFORD -- Mattie Russell Stokely, 76, of Route 4, died Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 1999, in Albemarle Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Perquimans, she was the daughter of the late William Earl and Nenar Umphlett Russell. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ.

Mrs. Stokely was the devoted wife of 58 years of James R. Stokely Sr.; the devoted mother of three daughters and their husbands, Kay and David Douglas of Virginia Beach, Ruth Ann and T. Douglas Casey of Suffolk and Sandra and Ernest Nixon of Stafford, Va.; a son and his wife, James R. ``Jimmy'' and Wendy Stokely of Hertford; devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren, Davy Douglas, Sharon Douglas Lanning, Kenneth Douglas, Stacy Stokely, Travis Stokely, Troy Stokely, Chris Nixon and Jodie Casey Bass; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Edgar Russell.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Swindell Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Berea Church of Christ with Dr. Lyndell Stike officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Berea Church of Christ Building Fund.

Dederick L. White
COLERAIN -- Dederick Lee White, 76, of the 100 block of N. Academy St., died Nov. 6, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mr. White was born in Bertie County and was a member of Colerain Baptist Church. He was a cabinet maker and taught cabinet making at Roanoke Chowan Community College. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star. He was a former mayor of Colerain and served as secretary treasurer for Colerain Rescue Squad for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Perry White; two daughters, Rita W. Leggett of Greenville, N.C., Vickie W. Alala of Wilmington, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Barnes of Norfolk; three sisters, Nadine W. Hewitt and Girlean W. Hoggard, both of Colerain, Ella Gray W. Thompson of Ahoskie; a half sister, Edith Athey of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Elder White of Ahoskie; two grandchildren, Casee Wynns of Newbern, Ashlee Wynns of Greenville; two stepgrandchildren, Geannine Barnes of Norfolk, Asa L. Barnes of Colerain; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Bradley and Blake Barnes of Colerain; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Ross Turner and the Rev. Tommy Tripp. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home. Memorial donations may be made to Colerain Rescue Squad, Colerain, NC 27924.

Carlton E. Gregory
MCLEAN -- Carlton E. Gregory, D.D.S., died Nov. 2, 1999, in an automobile accident. Born in Callands, Va., he practiced general and restorative dentistry in Arlington for more than 40 years. After attending Averett College and the University of Richmond, he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1951. He served as administrative officer in the USAF from 1942-1946, completed Officer Candidate School and attained the rank of major. He was past president and fellow of the Virginia State Dental Association, fellow of the Virginia State Dental Association, fellow in the American Academy of Prosthodontics, member of American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and delegate to the American Dental Association. He served as past president of Kiwanis Club of Arlington, board member of Arlington Chamber of Commerce and was a life member of the Washington Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Morton Gregory; three daughters, Julia Gregory Sleeman of Richmond, Dr. Mary E. Gregory of Arlington and Donna Gregory Hutcheson of Springfield; two sons, Carlton E. Gregory Jr. of Alexandria and Claiborne B. ``Chip'' Morton of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Audrey Gregory Finney of Martinsville and Stella Gregory McCubbins of Callands.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, Arlington, Va. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Interment will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCV Foundation, c/o MCV School of Dentistry, P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, VA 23298.

Lucy W. Vaden
RICHMOND -- Lucy Latane Walker Vaden, 87, died Nov. 5, 1999, at Westminster Canterbury. Her family was originally from King and Queen County, and she grew up in Dallas.

Mrs. Vaden received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a graduate degree from Richmond Professional Institute. She was the wife of the late William Penick Vaden, and they were longtime residents of Suffolk.

She was a member of Reveille United Methodist Church in Richmond. While living in Suffolk, she was active in many civic organizations, including the Tidewater Council of the Girl Scouts of America. She was a former member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where she was an active member for many years.

Survivors include her daughters and their families, Anne Spottswood Vaden Hodges and Barry Hodges of Richmond, Katherine Temple Vaden Roller and George Roller of Virginia Beach, and Elizabeth Latane Vaden Porter and James Porter of Richmond; five grandchildren, Trent Farnham Hodges, Katharine Dunn Roller, Elizabeth Harrell Roller Williams, Jane Ashley Roller and Ellen Latane Porter; and one great-grandchild, Sydney Elizabeth Hodges.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Main Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Alan Felumlee, with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434, or to Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221.

Deloris L. Barnette
MARLOW, Okla. -- Deloris ``Dee'' Louise Barnette, 57, of the 700 block of S. 9th St., died Nov. 6, 1999. A funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, Marlow.


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