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|Frank Brown Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- On Nov. 5, 1999, Frank entered heaven with family and friends around him. Frank was born in Suffolk to Frank and Irma Brown and resided with them in Ivor, Va.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norfolk State College, he was employed with Robert Hall Village Department Stores. Frank began utilizing his unique talents to impact the lives of the youth at Zuni Presbyterian Training Center, Southeastern Virginia Training Center, Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP), Community Mental Health Clinic, Medical Staff Services, Holiday House of Portsmouth, John F. Kennedy High School, James Barry Robinson Center, Tidewater Psychiatric Institute and Newport News Juvenile Detention Services. During this same time, Frank continued his studies at Tidewater Community College, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. He was proud to serve his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and completed his term with the rank of lieutenant.
Here to cherish his memory are Frank's wife, Yolanda; a son, Frank Brown III and Jessica Williams; Frank III's mother, Phinoris Brown; a sister, Tonya Brown-Fletcher with brother-in-law, Neal Fletcher and children, Talia, Neal and Taylor; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful friends.
Arrangements are being made by Crocker Funeral Home in Suffolk. The viewing will take place in New Life Christian Fellowship at 1101 Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake at 3 p.m. Tuesday followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. The funeral will be held at New Branch Baptist Church in Ivor at 1:30 p.m. Thursday followed by interment at Davis Cemetery, Ivor.
The family greatly appreciates all the love, prayers, support and encouragement of their friends. We are tremendously blessed by you.
Gerald B. Causway
Mr. Causway had retired in 1990 from the Naval Aviation Depot, Voyage Repair Team, where he was a supervisor. Previously, he had worked for Newport News Shipyard in Shop 31.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Helen B. Causway; his only child, Geraldine C. Willey of Chesapeake; a grandson, Thomas J. Willey; and four sisters, Gloria Andrews of Conetoe, N.C., Barona Bryant of Brown Sumit, N.C., Synthia Carol Manning of Williamston, N.C., and Peggy Davenport of San Antonio, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, N.C. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or donations may be made in his name to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, specifically for research.
She was a retired bridal consultant and a member of Western Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include a devoted great-niece, Pamela Matthews of Chesapeake; a nephew, Ashton H. ``Bill'' Newsom of Portsmouth; a niece, Pat Holland of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a number of other great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Emily Green Shores, 500 Westmoreland Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23707
Fannie O. Shepherd
Born in Bertie County, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake.
Survivors include her husband, Benjamin William Shepherd; a daughter, Alice Floyd of Marietta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Gerri Stewart of Whitsett, N.C.; a son, Bobby Williford of Chesapeake; two stepsons, Bill Shepherd of Suffolk and Daryl Shepherd of Roanoke; two granddaughters; and nine step-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Jack Byrd. Burial will be in Ahoskie Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Vivian Overton following the service.
Johnnie Malbon Sr.
Howard S. Moore
Born in Randolph, Ohio, Mr. Moore retired as an electrician from Royal Silver. He also retired as an EM1 from the U.S. Navy in 1964 after 20 years. He served during World War II and the Korean conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Moore; five children, Michael Moore of Virginia Beach, Sharon Moore of Spencer, Va., Gary Jones of St. Cloud, Fla., Deborah Moore Kiser of Greensboro, N.C., and William Moore of Dillwyn, Va.; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Clara, Lois and Martha of Ohio.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Sidney K. Nelson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Norman H. Williams Jr.
Helen W. Booth
Born in Norfolk County, she 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, Portsmouth, by the Rev. J.B. Sharp. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at 10 a.m. today. The family will be at 1106 E. Jamal Lane, Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the funeral procession to the chapel.
Lela Mae Bynum
A native of Obion County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Deedie Mae Passmore Black and Charlie Black. She was also predeceased by her husband, Tommie L. Bynum, four sisters, and two brothers. Mrs. Bynum was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. She was also a member of Chapter No. 165, Order of the Eastern Star, Union City, Tenn., and a past worthy matron of the Fulton Chapter No. 41, O.E.S., Fulton, Ky.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane B. Hamilton of Portsmouth; a son, Royce L. Bynum of Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Wayne Walton. Burial will be in Union City, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Western Branch Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Kyron Gibbs Sr.
Carlton T. Lewis
Fred Floyd Ames Jr.
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.
Mary Eileen Crowder
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.
Flowers and donations are welcome. 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. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, handled arrangements.
Dennis E. Johnston Sr.
Born in Philadelphia, he was an office manager for Stan's Muffler and Brake in Chesapeake. He was a member of the Christian Bike Club and a U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran of Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene J. Johnston; a daughter, Bridgett Thompson and her husband, Kevin, of Portsmouth; a son, Dennis Eugene Johnston Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Asheboro, N.C.; his father, Daniel Johnston of Texas; three sisters, Karen Moore, Diane Snow and Betty Ren O'Connor; two brothers, Dan McDonough and Mike Johnston; nine grandchildren, Kevin Thompson Jr., Heather Suggs, BryAnna Molloy, Michael-Bradon Molloy and Patrick Thomas Molloy, all of Virginia Beach, Julia E. Tucker, Dakota Tucker, Kaylin Johnston and Chrystian Johnston of Asheboro; and an aunt, Elizabeth Rouch of Three Springs, Pa.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
A native of Danielsville, Ga., he is survived by his loving wife, Irene Waterfield McCarty. He was a 23-year U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 20.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Natalie Kessel of Virginia Beach; two sons, Michael McCarty and Dwight McCarty, both of Augusta, S.C.; a sister, Opal Crowe of Kannopolis, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amberly Kessel; two grandsons, Tyler Kessel and Calab McCarty; and two nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, by the Rev. Frank T. Jennings. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Inc., 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451-9886.
Bernest R. Munden
Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Donna Baker Munden of the home; five daughters, Monica Thorpe of Seattle, Wash., Janice Bernice Lamb, Angel Maria Munden, Christina Bernette Munden and Donna Samantha Munden, all of Virginia Beach; a son, Bernest Rudolph Munden Jr. of Virginia Beach; his mother, Eva E. Munden of Virginia Beach; five brothers, Pastor George L. Munden and his wife, Audrey, Hearld Munden and his wife, Earline, Clearance Munden and his wife, Lillian, Pastor Dallas Munden and his wife, Bonita, and John B. Munden and his wife, Katherine, all of Virginia Beach; three sisters, the Rev. Earlean White and her husband, Pastor John C. White, and Joyce Williams and her husband, Curtis, all of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mae Davis and her husband, Abram, of Virginia Beach; an aunt, Mabel Bright of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Destiny L. Munden and Alexis N. Lamb, both of Virginia Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews and good friends.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, 631 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday at Little Piney Grove Baptist Church by Dr. M.E. Thompkins. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
James A. Baysmore Sr.
Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Whaleyville, Va., he was the son of Nemiah and Gussie Baysmore. Mr. Baysmore was an active member and deacon of St. Mary's Holiness Church in Whaleyville. He retired from Sears and was a World War II veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Copeland Baysmore, and their seven children.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and a Christian wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Union Branch Baptist Church, Corapeake. Burial will follow in the Langston Family Cemetery in Suffolk. The eulogy will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph M. Copeland. Applewhite Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge.
W. Holmes Chapman Jr.
A native of Isle of Wight County, Va., he was the son of Mary Bates and William Holmes Chapman Sr. Dr. Chapman was a graduate of the University of Richmond and the Medical College of Virginia. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Dr. Chapman interned at Norfolk General Hospital and practiced internal medicine in Suffolk for 50 years. He was a former partner in and a past president of Lakeview Medical Clinic in Suffolk. He was a past president of Obici Memorial Hospital and served on its Board of Directors for many years. He was a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, the Seaboard Medical Society of North Carolina and Virginia, the American Medical Association, a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was a past president of the Tri-County Medical Society. He served on the Virginia State Board of Medical Examiners for 10 years. He also served for many years as a consulting physician for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad.
Dr. Chapman served on the Board of Directors of United Virginia Bank and later on the Suffolk Advisory Board of Crestar Bank. He was a member of the Suffolk Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Daphne Sheffield Chapman of the home; a son, William H. Chapman III of Boykins, Va.; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Chapman of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass.; and a sister, Mary Penn Chapman Butts of South Hill, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. T. Floyd Irby. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, and other times at the home on 605 Butler Ave., Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439.
Vassie M. Pope
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Marie Clayton of Seaford, Va., and Shirley P. Barnes and her husband, Rudy, 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. today at Beaver Dam Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Richard L. Peerey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Shirley and Rudy Barnes, 25728 Meherrin Road, Capron. Wright Funeral Home, Boykins, is in charge.
Estelle A. Pulley
Mrs. Pulley, a native of Isle of Wight, was a homemaker and member of Central Hill Baptist Church and the Ruth Bible Class.
Survivors include three sons, William E. Pulley III of Smithfield, Lewis R. Pulley, Thomas E. Pulley and his wife, Betty; a daughter, Mary Catherine P. Foster and her husband, Charles; a sister, Mary A. Pierce, all of Windsor; six grandchildren, Jason Pulley, Cindy Bostic, Rachel Ramsey, Jeremy Pulley, Miranda Pulley and Susan Bracey; and a great-grandson, Michael Clayton Ramsey.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Central Hill Church Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Central Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ollie Logan, 14200 Raynor Road, Ivor, VA 23866.
Bessie L. Wyche
Vera C. Cameron
David H. Green
Robert H. Hoover
Born in Clark County, Ohio, Mr. Hoover retired as a manager from Ahoskie Department Store and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Johanning Hoover; a daughter, Corrine Ann Droessler of Yorktown; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Ahoskie United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.
Ramona A. Spruill
Adelaide C. Hagaman
Born on Oct. 2, 1916, in Pittsylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Althana Oaks Oliver and William Oliver. She had worked in civil service, was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was an active member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk for more than 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Perry of Virginia Beach and Gayle Pacini of Danville; stepdaughters, Nancy Wiedmaier of Chesapeake, Jane Hagaman of Charlottesville; sisters, Harriet Wagner, Marie Miller and Charlotte Turner, all of Danville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William Emerson Hyler Jr. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bethlehem Baptist Church, Danville, by the Rev. J.B. Baldridge. Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home is in charge.
James M. Polston Sr.
Mr. Polston served as a Marine Corps officer during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by two sons, James M. Polston Jr. of Oxford, N.C., and Stephen Polston of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Tina Lambeth of Monroe, N.C.; four sisters, Rose Smith, Helen Dail, Inez Townsend and Edna Jessup; a brother, Howard Polston; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Hopewell Emergency Crew, 102 S. 10th Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Gould Funeral Home is in charge.
John W. Kegley
ALBANY, Ga. -- John Woodson Kegley, 82, of Peacock Drive, died Nov. 6, 1999, at his daughter's residence.
A native of Elliott County, Ky., and a former resident of Fort Myers, Fla., for 40 years, Mr. Kegley had lived in Albany for the past two years, where he attended Avalon United Methodist Church. Mr. Kegley was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an electrician/fire mechanic in rocket control. He was a member of the Olive Hill, Ky., Masonic Lodge No. 629 for 52 years, and was a member of the Indiana United Methodist Church in Chesapeake.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Eloise Kegley of Albany; a son, James A. Kegley of Seattle; two daughters, Camilla Phillips of Albany, Carol Lewis of Chesapeake; his brother, Green Kegley of Olive Hill, Ky.; a sister, Margie Mike of Lowellsville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Charlotte Ann Sabie, preceded him in death.
The memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Kimbrell-Stern, with Masonic rites to follow. The Rev. Tim Steffen and the Rev. Green Kegley will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Those desiring, please make memorials to the Avalon United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3018 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707.
Gerald B. Causway
Mr. Causway had retired in 1990 from the Naval Aviation Depot, Voyage Repair Team, where he was a supervisor. Previously, he had worked for Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Shop 31.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Helen B. Causway; his only child and her husband, Geraldine C. Willey and Hugh Willey of Chesapeake; a grandson, Thomas J. Willey; and four sisters, Gloria Andrews of Conetoe, N.C., Varona Bryant of Brown Sumit, N.C., Synthia Carol Manning of Williamston, N.C., and Peggy Davenport of San Antonio, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, N.C. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or donations may be made in his name to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, specifically for research.
James F. Clark
A native of Gates County, N.C., Mr. Clark was retired from Continental Baking Co. in Richmond. He was a member of Westhaven Baptist Church and a former member of Northminster Baptist Church in Richmond. He was predeceased by his wife, Florrie Jeter Clark, and a sister, Lessie Sawyer.
He is survived by two daughters, Anna C. Wooddell and husband Newell of Chesapeake, and Janice C. Fitts and husband Steve of Ringgold, Va.; five grandchildren, Brenda O'Reilly, James Wooddell, Sharon Gauden, Todd Fitts and Jared Fitts; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westhaven Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl E. Burger. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. The family will be at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, today from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westhaven Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Salvation Army.
Ivey E. Quinn Sr.
He was a native of Kinston, N.C., and retired as an insurance salesman for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co.
He is survived by Jean Everette of Chesapeake; two daughters, Melissa Miller of Pink Hill, N.C., and Sandra Pipkin of Goldsboro, N.C.; a son, Ivey E. Quinn Jr. of Chesapeake; two stepdaughters, Mary Burnette and Claudia Ruehle, both of Chesapeake; a stepson, Frank Everette Jr. of Chesapeake; two sisters, Marie Jones of Alberton, N.C., and Lillie Mae Quinn of Seven Springs, N.C.; three brothers, Ernest Quinn, James Earl Quinn and Donald Ray Quinn, all of Kinston, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Homer Peterson. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Dorothea C. Langston
She is survived by her husband, retired U.S. Army Maj. James T. Langston; a daughter, Diane Lee Langston, an attorney with the United Nations Population Fund in New York City; a brother, John Malek of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Fort Meyers Chapel, Arlington, Va. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6340 Center Drive, Bldg. 7, Suite 129, Norfolk VA 23502.
Lillian B. Wilson
She was a member of Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, the Willing Workers and the Missionary Circle. She was also a member of Queen Ella Chapter No. 99, Order of the Eastern Star -- PHA.
The widow of Julius Wilson, she is survived by a brother, Wilbur A. Lamb.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Evelyn M. Clarke
Born in Southampton County, she was a former nurse's assistant for Norfolk Community Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Suffolk, and Usher Board No. 2. She was also a member of Truxton Chapter No. 63, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, James Lee Clarke; two daughters, Jennifer B. Clarke and Lakeshia E. Clarke, both of Portsmouth; a sister, Mae Ethel Branch of Newark, N.J.; an aunt, Loretta Jefferson of Pendleton, N.C.; an uncle, Isham Watford of Courtland, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Darden and Eunice Watford Malone; a sister, Florence Deloatch; and a brother, William Malone.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Suffolk, by Dr. Melvin Boone. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Kyron Gibbs Sr.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and was a postal clerk for the U.S. government. He was a member of Faith Deliverance Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jilma Gibbs of Portsmouth; a daughter, Anninda Gibbs of San Diego; two sons, Kyron Gibbs Jr. of San Diego and Abron Gibbs of Wemberly, Wash.; his parents, Clara Gibbs of Cincinnati and Paul McDay of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Cynthia Ware, Miranda McDay and RoxeAnne Horsley; a brother, Gary McDay; grandmother, Burniecie Maddox, all of Cincinnati; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Kyron Gibbs Jr. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will assemble at the residence at 10 a.m. for the procession.
Hattie H. Fryrear
Perry E. Morgan
Mr. Morgan was born in Senoia, Ga. He was editor of The Charlotte News in North Carolina and the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio before serving as executive editor and, later, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star. After his retirement in 1985, he continued to write a column for The Pilot.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Morgan was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mills Morgan; a sister; and a brother.
Survivors include his son, Mark Stuart Morgan of Durham, N.C.; and a sister, Janet Haack and brother-in-law, Donald, of Charlotte, N.C.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach by Dr. J. Scottie Griffin. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bunny and Perry Morgan Fund c/o The Norfolk Foundation, 1 Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, William F. Odam; a daughter, Alma Sanchez of Chesapeake; two sons, William R. Odam of Norfolk and Robin K. Odam of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.
A funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel by J. Tracy Bradshaw. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
E. Frank Orr Jr.
Mr. Orr was born in Norrisport, Pa., to the late Elwood F. Orr Sr. and Ceil Shade Orr on Aug. 9, 1929. Mr. Orr was very active in the Y2K preparations with various groups, and a retired generator mechanic for the city of Virginia Beach. He was also a teacher of auto mechanics at ATI School and was past president of the Organic Garden Club. He truly loved and excelled in the area of organic gardening.
Mr. Orr is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mrs. Regina A. Orr; two sons, Michael Orr and his wife, Debbie, of Virginia Beach and Patrick Orr of Texas; a sister, Elizabeth ``Betty'' Soltau of Telford, Pa.; a grandson, Robert Orr; and two granddaughters, Christina and Michelle, all of Virginia Beach.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, 203 W. 19th St., Norfolk, Va. The Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements.
Sophia F. Simmons
Mrs. Simmons was a devoted mother and grandmother, always attentive, available, patient and deeply loving. She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Bulkeley and her husband, retired USN Capt. Peter Bulkeley, and Janice Brewster; three grandchildren, Lauren Bulkeley, Chris Bulkeley and Bill Brewster. She was predeceased by her husband, George Simmons.
A private memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at Princess Anne Memorial Park Chapel.
She is survived by two daughters, Nicole Chappelle of Virginia Beach and Gin Chappelle of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a sister, Jackie Saunders of Smithfield, Va.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Joyce Kramer. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Edward J. Thurnher
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was a retired maintenance supervisor at Hillhaven. He was a member of International Church of God, Tyler, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Thurnher; two daughters, Kathy Hickey of San Diego, Calif., and Suzie Crowley of Lancaster, Pa.; three sons, Edward Thurnher of Maryland, Brian Thurnher of Allison Park, Pa., and Mark Thurnher of Pittsburgh; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Kenya S. Harden
Raymond S. Garrish
William B. Gilmore
Garland S. Harris
Preston W. Ryder
A native of Portsmouth, he was a graduate of Gates County High School, where he played varsity baseball. He was the son of Karen B. Ryder of Corapeake and the late Eric Wayne Ryder.
Other survivors include his brother, Nathan B. Ryder of Corapeake; maternal grandmother, Wilma Brooks; and paternal grandparents, George and Audrey Ryder, all of Portsmouth.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. Tom Potter. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at 311 Felton Road, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gates County High School Athletic Association.
Walter L. Shively Jr.
Sally J. Weaver
Janet S. Davis
She was the widow of Capt. R.K. Davis and mother of four children who will sorely miss her, including: Janet D. Mayhew and her husband, Travers, Carol D. Taylor, R.W. Davis and his wife, Ellen, and R. Kirth Davis Jr. She was particularly happy to have taken part in the lives of eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Janet, who was known by many as ``Granny,'' had a multifaceted life. She was a mother who brought her family through the tough years; a businesswoman in the start-up years of their tugboat business, R.K. Davis Transportation Inc.; a teacher; a volunteer who helped found the Peninsula Literacy Council; and an advocate of learning by organizing a tutoring study class in the churches of Seaford. Her love of learning was exemplified by her license plate ``LITRC.''
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Zion United Methodist Church, Seaford. The family will be present in the social hall after the service. They request no flowers, please. If desired, friends may send a memorial to An Achievable Dream, P.O. Box 1039, Newport News, VA 23601.
She is survived by her husband, Frank A. Faris; a son, B.A. ``Ben'' Farriss and wife, Mildred S. Farriss; a daughter, Marie Crouch and husband, Nelson Crouch; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Loving Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Jeff C. Wells
Mr. Wells graduated from Virginia Tech in 1947. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After college, he joined Southeastern Underwriters Association in Atlanta. He began working for The Hartford Insurance Group in 1957 in Norfolk, moving to Richmond in 1965, and retiring in 1989. He was a member of Stonehenge Country Club and Duck Woods Country Club in Kitty Hawk, N.C. He was a member of Bon Air United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sarah H. Wells; daughter, Anna W. Skeen and her husband, W. Morris Skeen, of Midlothian; sister, Minnie W. Hall; two brothers, Joseph F. Wells Jr. and Robert B. Wells, all of Grayson County; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Courtney Skeen.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Holland Cemetery, Suffolk. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Coordinators/2.
Elizabeth L. Carey
Mr. Sivacek was a member of Virginia Beach Free Will Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 34 years. Mr. Sivacek was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Cornelia B. Sivacek.
Mr. Sivacek is survived by his daughters, Lois Hoerner and husband, Oscar, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Ann Swink of Cordele, Ga.; a brother Emil Sivacek of Jupiter, Fla.; five granddaughters; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Aaron N. Smith
Mr. Smith was a retired physical science technician, having retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 30 years of service. He was a 1958 graduate of Alderson High School and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Mr. Smith was a member of the Portsmouth Masonic Lodge No. 148 AF&AM, Portsmouth, and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Emma May Landsness Smith of Alderson; three stepsons, Edward Brown of St. Louis, Mo., Charles ``Chuck'' Grant and wife, Cindy, of Chesapeake, and Bobby Grant of Chesapeake; three brothers, James Smith and wife, Mary, of Northwood, Ohio, Charles Smith of Steger, Ill., and John Smith and wife, Rebecca, of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Mary Smith Pritchard and husband, James, of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Martha Smith Martin and husband, Clent, of Cherryville, Mo.; an aunt, Virginia ``Nook'' Norris of Perry, Ohio; two cousins, Ruth Frazier and husband, Danny, of Perry, and Mary Cutright and husband, Chuck, of Alderson; mother and father-in-law, Erwin and Margaret Landsness of St. Louis; nine stepgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Frank Jones and the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Fletcher addition of the Alderson Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted at Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF&AM, Alderson, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be the members of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF&AM, Alderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Parker, Gary Lewis, Frankie Jones, Kenny Massie, Wayne Crane, Boyd Pence, Ronald Eggleston and Delmore Highlander.