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Barbara S. Butler
CHESAPEAKE -- Barbara Ann Smith Butler, 60, of the 1800 block of Rollis Road, died Nov. 8, 1999.

Born in Pinetops, N.C., she was retired as an employee relations specialist from Human Resource Service Center East, Portsmouth, and had 25 years service with the federal government.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonita E. Rogers and her husband, Edward III, of Chesapeake; two sons, John W. Butler III and his wife, Cindy, of Copperas Cove, Texas, Michael R. Butler of Raleigh, N.C; a sister, Sarah Senn and her husband, Mickey, of Portsmouth; two brothers, Walter Smith of Richmond and Carlton Smith and his wife, Kaye, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Tara, Brandon, Conner, Brittany, Eddie and Hannah.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by Pastor Jack Shaw. The family will receive friends at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. We thank God for her life, her love, her selflessness and the time we were blessed to have her here. Psalm 23.

Lillian U. Ewell
CHESAPEAKE -- Lillian Virginia Upton Ewell, 84, of the 700 block of Gainsborough Court, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Mrs. Ewell was born in Old Princess Anne County and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Mae Murden Upton. She was the widow of William Emory Ewell. Mrs. Ewell was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and the Cambridge Square Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her four daughters, Elsie Tiedeman of Chesapeake, Shirley Christensen of Newnan, Ga., Audrey Spencer and her husband, Roger, and Betty Pangle, all of Zuni; two sons, Emory Vincent Ewell and his wife, Nancy, and Joseph Wayne Ewell, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Thelma DeWald of Florence, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by Dr. H.F. ``Chip'' Roberson. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Viewing will begin today, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, and other times as 532 Long Ave., Chesapeake.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund, Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Elbow Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Mabel B. Hobbs
CHESAPEAKE -- Mabel B. Hobbs, 84, of the 2200 block of Wintergreen Drive, died Nov. 8, 1999, at a local hospital. She was born in Chowan County, N.C., and was a member of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edison A. Hobbs; a brother, Rufus Irvin Bunch of Edenton, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ernest Myers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel.

Elwood D. Langston Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Elwood Daniel Langston Sr., 64, died Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Wayne County, N.C., he had retired as the mill supervisor from U.S. Gypsum Co. after 40 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy Deans Langston, and a son, Elwood Daniel Langston Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Sue Miller of Virginia Beach and Deborah L. Mooring of Fremont, N.C.; three sisters, Gloris Smith and Josephine Finch, both of Wilson, N.C., and Bonnie Johnson of Fremont; three brothers, Durwood Langston of Portsmouth, Melvin Langston of Greenville, N.C., and Troy Langston of North Carolina; six grandchildren, Jennifer Loori Mooring of Goldsboro, N.C., Lisa Marie Langston, Jonathan Daniel Mooring and Jeremy Daniel Langston, all of Chesapeake, Angela Sue Woods and Tyler Daniel Miller, both of Virginia Beach; and four great-grandchildren, Daniel Ray Mooring of Fremont, Kandis Denice Mooring and Desiree Mooring, both of Goldsboro, N.C., and Scott Elliott Woods of Virginia Beach.

The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. His body will be sent to Shackleford Funeral Home, Fremont, N.C., for services at 7 p.m. Thursday and burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont.

M. Kathleen Lewicki
CHESAPEAKE -- M. Kathleen ``Kate'' Fagan Lewicki died Nov. 8, 1999, at home in Chesapeake.

Kathy was raised and schooled at St. Marys and Marian Central High School, Woodstock, Ill. She was a graduate of Oklahoma State University Technical Institute, Oklahoma City, Okla., and was a former student at TCC, Portsmouth. Kate was an electrical/electronic systems designer. She had worked for Boeing, Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat, Millstone II Nuclear Plant, Tracor, Gibbs & Cox, CDI Marine, Newport News Shipyard and John J. McMullen & Associates.

Kathy was predeceased by her father, Robert D. Fagan, formerly of Woodstock, Ill., and Lady Lake, Fla. Survivors include her beloved husband and caregiver, James Paul Lewicki; her mother, Claire June Smullen Molohon of Seattle, Wash.; seven children, Michelle Mawrie Webster of Cambridge, N.Y., Jennifer Mawrie Block of Chesapeake, Bryan Scott Palmer of Poulsbo, Wash., Staff Sgt. Kevin Scott Palmer, U.S.M.C., Tim Lewicki of Milford, Conn., Tom Lewicki of Norwich, Conn., and Trev Lewicki of Morehead City, N.C.; 13 beloved grandchildren; three sisters, Connie Lawrence of Florida, Madeline Helbock of Maine and Mary Louise Fagan of Seattle; and five brothers, Bob Fagan of Great Pumpkin in the Carribean, Tim and Kerry Fagan of Seattle, and Joe and Chris Fagan of Raymond, Wash.

M. Kathleen was a metastatic breast cancer survivor since July 1992.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9 p.m. Saturday in St. Therese's Catholic Church by the Rev. Robert L. Cummins. Burial will be private in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James W. Morgan
CHESAPEAKE -- James Willie Morgan of the 1300 block of 20th St. died Nov. 8, 1999, at a local hospital. He was born in Winston, N.C., and retired as a cement finisher.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Morgan; two daughters, Dawnyetta Morgan; a stepdaughter, Shantell Rouse; four stepsons, Shawn Sanderson, Jermaine Sanderson, Dominique Sanderson and Steven Sanderson; a son-in-law, Joe Rouse, all of Chesapeake; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., by the Rev. Joseph Lassiter. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1324 20th St., Chesapeake, for the procession.

Horace W. Ryder
CHESAPEAKE -- Horace W. ``Joe'' Ryder of the 400 block of Downing Drive passed away in the comfort of his family.

A lifelong resident of Portsmouth, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy retiring after 37 years with Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a former member of West End United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Geraldine; a brother, Thorton Ryder; his only child, Beverly, and her husband, Frank Whitley; six grandchildren, Cheryll and her husband, Rick Helton, Robert Hutchins and his wife, Tonya, Thomas Hutchins and his wife, Melissa, Angie Hutchins, Scott Whitley; and his special granddaughter, Megan; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. John M. Brackin III with military honors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, and other times at 1409 Hillside Ave., Chesapeake.

Leon Chafin
NORFOLK -- Leon Chafin, 71, passed away Nov. 9, 1999.

He was the son of the late Lewis and Myrtle Chafin. Mr. Chafin served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed amateur radio and his call letters were WA4-QNO. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Virginia Chafin.

Mr. Chafin is survived by his sister-in-law, Gladys Nibblett; nieces, Chelsie McCready and Frances Payne, all of Pocomoke City, Md., Faith Willing of Salisbury, Md., and Mary Aldridge of Virginia Beach; a nephew, Maurice James Goswellen of Machipongo, Va.; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Fred J. Braswell. The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.

Mildred I. Gibbs
NORFOLK -- Mildred Irene Gibbs, 78, of the 100 block of W. Balview Ave., died Nov. 7, 1999.

Born in Kinston, N.C., she was a retired waitress from Occidental Restaurant and the widow of Murdock Madison Gibbs.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Sissy and Benny Mantuano, Beth Stevenson and Jeff Fruge', all of Norfolk, Julie and Kevin Slade of Yancey, S.C.; a son and his wife, Rudy and Anna Marie Gibbs of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Annie Elmore of Edenton, N.C., and Virginia Thatcher of Norfolk; a granddaughter and her husband, Shelly and Jimmy Peirsol of Norfolk; 23 other grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a stepdaughter and her husband, Shirley and Ray Anchors of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by Pastor Archie Callahan. The family will receive friends following the service.

Lois E. Lewis
NORFOLK -- Lois E. Lewis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

``Me Ma,'' as she was affectionately known, was 90 and a native of Southampton County, Va. She was a member of Park Place Baptist Church, Norfolk, and a member of Euzilian Bible Class. For more than 45 years, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Westminister Chapter 99, Norfolk. She was a retired sales lady with Ames & Brownley, Norfolk.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian L. Carroll and husband, Daniel Carroll, of Baton Rouge, La.; three granddaughters and their spouses, Cecilia and Skip Jones of Baton Rouge, Kaye and Johnny Waycaster of Natchez, Miss., and Pamela Harlan of Baton Rouge; two grandsons, J. Wayne Carroll and Andy Carroll, both of Baton Rouge; six great-grandchildren, Danielle Satawa and husband, Jamie, Melissa Knutson and husband, Kris, Chip Jones and Dawn Carroll, all of Baton Rouge, and Lee and Claire Waycaster, both of Natchez; and a great-great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Knutson of Baton Rouge. She was predeceased by her husband, Smyth O. Lewis, and a son, Smyth Wayne Lewis.

Visitation will be at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, from 1:30 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Thursday conducted by the Rev. Paul Wattlington. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Rice, Robert Parrish, Edward Edney, Merritt Horne, the Rev. Jeff McDaniel and Walter Graves. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your church or to a favorite charity.

Edward L. McLaurin
NORFOLK -- After prolonged illness, Sgt. First Class Edward L. McLaurin, ``Sgt. Mac,'' U.S. Army, retired, 67, went to sleep in the Lord, Nov. 6, 1999. Sgt. Mac was born July 7, 1932, and was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia McLaurin, and his sister, Lillie Mae Lundy.

During his more than 20 years in the Army, Sgt. Mac proudly and many times answered the trumpet's call to ``hard duty.'' He served in Indochina and from August 1965 to August 1967 in Vietnam. Sgt. Mac was also assigned to the European Theatre, no fewer than five times, as well as being assigned to various posts here in the States. After retiring from the Army, Sgt. Mac continued to respond to the call of the trumpet, as a civil servant with the U.S. Navy, from 1973 until he again retired in 1993. Sgt. Mac was a loving husband and father and was himself much loved by his family and friends.

Sgt. Mac, ``Mac Daddy,'' ``Uncle Mac'' or just ``Mac,'' as he was variously named, is survived by his wife of 40 years, Charlene Foreman McLaurin; a son, Harry Mosley; three grandchildren, Vincent, Vance and Elise Mosley; three brothers-in-law, Leroy Foreman Jr., Daniel Clayton and Montgomery Lundy; his sisters-in-law, Juanita Jones and Idonia G. Hobson; and a host of nieces, nephews, spanning no fewer than four generations.

Sgt. Mac believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was greatly sustained by his faith during his long illness. He knew by faith that he was going ``in spirit,'' to be with the Lord. By faith, he also knew that ``in the body'' he has yet one more trumpet call to answer, even as it is written in the Holy Bible, in I Corinthians 15:50-55. But as to that, as Sgt. Mac would often teach us by saying, ``Read it for yourself, how else are you going to know what I mean?'' And so we read it for ourselves, and having read it, we can by faith say, not goodbye, but ``see you soon, Sgt. Mac.''

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greater Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion, Norfolk, with the Rev. G. Bernard Crawford, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 3532 Evangeline St., one hour prior to the service for the procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., is handling arrangements.

Pen Lile C. Pittard
NORFOLK -- Pen Lile Compere Pittard, 82, formerly of Norfolk, went to her eternal rest on Nov. 6, 1999, in Greenville, S.C.

Born at home on W. 10th St., Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 30, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James Seth and Pen Lile Compere, and granddaughter of the late Ebenezer Lee and Josephine Isabella Mullins Compere and Luther Rice and Lydia Whitfield Warren Lile. She was the widow of the Rev. William Bullock Pittard Jr., a Baptist minister whose career included pastorates in Arkansas, North Carolina and Virginia.

Mrs. Pittard was educated in the Pulaski Heights Grammar School, junior high in Little Rock and high schools in Charleston and Hayti, Mo. She received a BA degree in 1938 from Ouachita College, an MRE in 1941 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Carver School of Missions), an MA in Counseling from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., in 1961, and did graduate work at the University of Virginia, Western Carolina University and Old Dominion University.

She taught high school English in Arkansas and Missouri. In Newton-Conover, N.C., she was the director of Guidance at Newton-Conover High School. She was also a counselor and English teacher at Appalachian University High School Camp, and was a visiting teacher with the Norfolk City Public Schools from 1963 to 1983.

She was the first director of the Arkansas Baptist Migrant Center at Bald Knob, Ark., and established and directed the first Associational GA and RA camp in Arkansas (along with WBP), which later became Wolf Creek Assembly. She also was the chairperson of the State Women's Missionary Union Mission Study of Arkansas and North Carolina, and was on the board of directors of North Carolina Women's Missionary Union.

Mrs. Pittard did volunteer work with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, and had been a delegate to the 1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth.

Her publications included A Christmas Sampler (1995), Clash of Swords, Moses and the Alligator, Shoulder to Shoulder, Drum Song and Bush Fires, They Need Not Go Away, A Path of Light, Alexander County's Confederates, Prologue: A History of Alexander County, and contributions to Royal Service magazine, The Window of YWA, World Comrades, Junior Union Quarterly, Home Life, and other denominational periodicals. She was also a reporter for the Charlotte Observer. Survivors include a daughter, Pen Lile Pittard Rogers, and her husband, David Thomas Rogers of Greer, S.C., and their children, Ellen Compere (Mrs. James) Reynolds, David Alexander and Lynn Elizabeth (Mrs. Ryan) Goin; two sons, Dr. Gordon Compere Pittard of Woodbridge, Conn., and Dr. William Bullock Pittard III and his wife, Judith Ann Dowty Pittard of Charleston, S.C., and their children, William Bullock IV, Andrew Gordon and Benjamin Wright; a great-grandchild, Allaina Goin; and a sister, Lois (Mrs. George A.) Jimerson.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Freemason Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Steven E. Fitzgerald and Dr. Donald J. Dunlap. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, N.C., at 4 p.m. The family will be at Cox Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday for visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 7928 14th St., Suite 238, Norfolk, VA 23505.

James A. Golphin
PORTSMOUTH -- James A. ``Jim'' Golphin, 59, of the 2200 block of Piedmont Ave., died Nov. 6, 1999, at his home.

A U.S. Navy veteran born in Alaquippa, Pa., he retired as a petty officer first class from the Navy after 20 years of service. He attended St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

He was predeceased by his wife, Pattie L. Golphin, and is survived by a daughter, Leyvonne Wyatt of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Tina M. Birden and Tawanda Wyatt; two great-grandchildren, Brian Wyatt and Der-Quan Birden; a son-in-law, Benjamin Wyatt, all of Chesapeake; and a host of other relatives, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Robert L. Earls. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Thursday. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.

Gordy L. Leathers
PORTSMOUTH -- Gordy Lee ``Buddy'' Leathers, 74, of the 1000 block of Vermont Ave., died Nov. 6, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Bethel, N.C., he was retired from the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority. He was a member of First Baptist Church, South Portsmouth, where he was a former usher and church school member. Mr. Leathers was a member of the security staff of Mount Hermon Village.

Survivors include a son, Aaron V. Leathers Sr. of Oxon Hill, Md.; four sisters, Dorothy Harrell, Guinevere Harris and Constance Leathers, all of Portsmouth, and Mary Terrell of New York City; a grandchild, Aaron V. Leathers Jr. of Falls Church, Va.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, South Portsmouth, by the Rev. Warren E. Amlet. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

William Hutcherson
PORTSMOUTH -- William ``Spike'' Hutcherson, 92, of Calvary Towers and formerly of Pinners Point, died Nov. 6, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Hale Funeral Home.

Arthur J. Stone
PORTSMOUTH -- Arthur Joseph Stone, 73, of Burtis Street, died Nov. 8, 1999. Mr. Stone, a native of Rouses Point, N.Y., was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a planner and estimator. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus No. 10766 and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include four children, Linda Hudgins of Gates County, N.C., Debra DeCamp of Portsmouth, Michael Stone of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Arthur L. Stone of Portsmouth; a sister, Betty Noel of Revere, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Angels Catholic Church by Father J. Ven Ilano. The body will be brought to church one hour prior to the Mass for viewing. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Josephine K. Butzin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Josephine K. Butzin, 80, died Nov. 7, 1999, in her home. Born in Carteret, N.J., she was the widow of Marcus Butzin.

She is survived by brothers and sisters, Marie Koss, Helen Algiers, John Koke and his wife, Mary, Joseph Kokolus, Edward Kokolus and his wife, Betty, Rose Fischer and her husband, Henry, and Anne Vidakovich; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen and Thomas.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.

John J. O'Donnell
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A memorial service for John J. O'Donnell of Virginia Beach will be offered at his home, 316 Cripple Creek Court, Virginia Beach, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.

Mr. O'Donnell, who died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at home, was an auto line worker for General Motors for 10 years. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and grew up in Cranford, N.J. John and his family moved to Virginia Beach 2 1/2 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne; a daughter, Alyssa Brown O'Donnell; his mother, Joan O'Donnell; his mother-in-law, Marion Bolcarovic; four brothers, James, Brian, Michael and Robert; three sisters, Denise Lutz, Joan Marie De Gregorio and Eileen Casto; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Bolcarovic and Joseph Bolcarovic.

Ruby Underwood Taylor
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Born in Suffolk, Ruby Underwood Taylor passed away Nov. 7, 1999. She was a longtime resident of Pembroke Manor.

She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, as well as a good friend and neighbor.

Left here to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Bradley Chappelle Sr., his wife, Karen, and four grandsons, Michael, Christopher, Taylor and Brennen. We will miss her but never forget her. She is in each one of our hearts.

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Anne H. White
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Anne Harrell White, 90, died Nov. 6, 1999, in River Pointe Nursing Home. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.

She is survived by a niece, Florence J. Hartley of Chesapeake.

Services were held privately. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, handled arrangements.

Bessie Walker
SUFFOLK -- Bessie Walker, 63, of the 200 block of Spruce St., died Nov. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Andrew J. Draper
WAKEFIELD -- Andrew J. Draper, 85, a resident of Wakefield for 21 years, died Nov. 9, 1999, at Sentara Nursing Center in Norfolk.

He was a native of Yonkers, N.Y., and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Mr. Draper is survived by his wife, Marga S. Draper.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Purviance Funeral Home by the Rev. J. Alfred Wade. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 848 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Joseph F. Nichols
IVOR -- Joseph Franklin Nichols, 64, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Nichols was born in Houston County, Ala., and was the son of the late William Theodore Nichols and Truma Lee Forrester Nichols of Lufkin, Texas. Mr. Nichols, a former longtime resident of Virginia Beach, served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a CWO4. He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War and received many medals during his tour of duty, including four Good Conduct Medals, the Secretary of Navy Achievement Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Upon retiring from the Navy, Mr. Nichols was awarded the National Defense Ribbon and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. In 1978, after retiring from the Navy, Mr. Nichols worked his way up to plant manager for Henze Service in Norfolk. Mr. Nichols was the husband of Sarah Rhodes Nichols of Ivor.

Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Nichols is survived by two daughters, Sharron Mainor of Taylorsville, N.C., and Mary Wolfgang of Newnan, Ga.; two sons, Franklin Scott Nichols of Crawfordville, Fla., and Jonathan D. Nichols of Ivor; two sisters, Reba Yoda of Marietta, Ga., and Theodora Bowen of Lufkin, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Joseph, 20; Kristy, 20; Ryan, 15; Nathan, 14; Casey, 11; Brese, 7; and James, 3.

The Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is handling arrangements.

Sidney Beacham
WILLIAMSTON -- Sidney Beacham, 94, of the 3800 block of Bear Grass Road, died Nov. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Biggs Chapel.

Gilbert Brooks Jr.
BARCO -- Gilbert Brooks Jr., 85, died Nov. 8, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in New Oak Grove Cemetery. Robinson & Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Robert K. Bruce
EDENTON -- Robert Kenneth Bruce, 69, of the 200 block of E. King St., died Nov. 7, 1999, at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.

Born in Rumson, N.J., Mr. Bruce was an assistant manager of Public Affairs of the Middle East for Mobil Oil Co. and a staff sergeant and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a member of Lamba Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton and a former member of Church of Holy Communion in Fair Haven, N.J.

He is survived by his wife, Isabelle Ann Bruce; two daughters, Carolyn Sickerman of Winter Haven, Fla., and Jennifer Petro of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sons, Robert Hunt Bruce of Red Bank, N.J., and John Andrew Bruce of Bothell, Wash.; and six grandchildren, Nathaniel Sickerman, Jacob Sickerman, Samuel Bruce, Jordan Bruce, Alexandrea Petro and Joshua Bruce. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Margaret H. Bruce.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton by the Rev. Thomas Rickenbaker. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rector's Discretionary Fund of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 W. Gale St., Edenton, NC 27932. Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Doris H. Downing
ROPER -- Doris H. Downing, 68, died Nov. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke/St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Puckett-Purkett Funeral Home is in charge.

Raymond S. Garrish
OCRACOKE -- Raymond Smith Garrish, 44, died Nov. 7, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Garrish, born in Sea Level, N.C., was a carpenter, a wood carver and a furniture refinisher. He was the son of the late R. Powers Garrish and Hazel W. Garrish of Ocracoke.

Beside his mother, Mr. Garrish is survived by one sister, Janie M. Garrish; and two brothers, Martin Garrish and wife, Judy, and Clifton Garrish.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the Ocracoke Health Center or the Ocracoke Rescue Squad. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.

Suzanne W. Hill
JAMESVILLE -- Suzanne Whitby Hill, 48, of the 6800 block of E.H. Williams Road, died Nov. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Maple Grove Christian Church. Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, is in charge.

Moses Keys
LEWISTON -- Moses Keys died Nov. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodville Plains Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Maxine McReynolds
MOYOCK -- Maxine McReynolds, 76, of the 100 block of Bridle Court, died Nov. 6, 1999, in Barco, N.C.

Born in Bluefield, W.Va., she was a retired instructor from the telephone company in Bluefield. She was a Baptist.

She was predeceased by her parents, E.T. and Cora McPeak, and two sisters, Virginia Akers and Mary Lee McPeak. She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Burkett of Moyock, N.C., and Evelyn Currian of Newark, Calif.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Lois J. Peele
ELIZABETH CITY -- Lois Jones Peele, 85, widow of Braxton L. Peele Sr., died Nov. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Janet S. Davis
SEAFORD -- On Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, Janet S. Davis passed away at age 93, leaving her memory to her family and many friends.

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.

Angelena Pandazides
QUANTICO -- AngelenaPandazides, mayor pro tem of the town of Quantico, a town council member since Sept. 1, 1963, and active in her family real estate business, died at home Nov. 9, 1999.

Miss Pandazides was a lifelong resident of Quantico and an active member of the Prince William and Virginia Democratic committees. She attended Prince William County schools as well as modeling school in Washington, D.C.

Her many interests included memberships in the following clubs: Lions Club, Daughters of Penelope, Soroptimist Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the St. Constantine & Hellen Greek Cathedral in Richmond. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Sofia Pandazides, and her brother, John P. Pandazides.

Survivors include her sisters, Mary P. Petkoson of Quantico and Olga Bassil of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, Dale City, Va. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Quantico Marine Memorial Chapel where a Greek Orthodox service will be held. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Richmond at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Nativity Theotokas Greek Orthodox Church, 103 Caisson Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

John Johnson Jr.
OCALA, Fla. -- John Henry ``Buddy'' Johnson Jr., 70, formerly of Dinwiddie County, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Ocala, Fla.

A native of Franklin, Va., he was the son of the late John Henry Johnson Sr. and Lillian Blythe Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran and retired owner of Johnson's Asphalt Seal Coating.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Johnson of Ocklawaha, Fla.; a daughter, Kathy Lancaster of Virginia Beach; five sons, Ricky Johnson of Ocklawaha, Otis Michael Johnson of Virginia Beach, Wayne Keith Johnson of Covington, Ky., Stevie Johnson and Greg Johnson, both of Virginia Beach; a stepdaughter, Mary Bernice Johnson of Golden, Colo.; two stepsons, Tommy Johnson of Colorado and John Johnson of Byron, Ga.; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Wells of Petersburg and Virginia Crumpler of Suffolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Barbara W. Kennedy
SPRINGDALE, Ariz. -- Barbara White Kennedy, 76, died Nov. 8, 1999. Memorial services will be at noon today at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home is in charge.

Michael Sivacek
GULFPORT, Miss. -- MichaelSivacek, 90, formerly of Norfolk, died Nov. 7, 1999.

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. today.

John N. Barber Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- John N. Barber Jr., 61, of the 900 block of Mayfield Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in his home.

Born in Portsmouth, Mr. Barber was the son of the late John N. and Mary Jones Barber. He was a retired truck driver from Waste Management and a member of Grace Baptist Temple.

Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Delores ``Cookie'' Barber of Chesapeake; four daughters, Debbie Grose and her husband, Charles, of Chesapeake, Bonnie Andrea and her husband, Kevin, of Jacksonville, N.C., Sharon O'Toole and her husband, Joe, of Suffolk and Melissa Tusaton of Chesapeake; two brothers, Charles Barber of Windsor, Va., and Robert Barber of Suffolk; a sister, Charlotte Trower of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren, Kevin Andrea Jr., Casey Andrea and Dylan Andrea, all of Jacksonville.

Viewing will begin Friday at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, where family and friends will gather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made directly to the surviving spouse.

Lillian U. Ewell
CHESAPEAKE -- Lillian Virginia Upton Ewell, 84, of the 700 block of Gainsborough Court, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Chesapeake.

Mrs. Ewell was born in Old Princess Anne County and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Mae Murden Upton. She was the widow of William Emory Ewell. Mrs. Ewell was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and the Cambridge Square Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her four daughters, Elsie Tiedeman of Chesapeake, Shirley Christensen of Newnan, Ga., Audrey Spencer and her husband, Roger, and Betty Pangle, all of Zuni; two sons, Emory Vincent Ewell and his wife, Nancy, and Joseph Wayne Ewell, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Thelma DeWald of Florence, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 532 Long Ave., Chesapeake. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund, Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Elbow Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

M. Kathleen Lewicki
CHESAPEAKE -- M. Kathleen ``Kate'' Fagan Lewicki died Nov. 8, 1999, at home in Chesapeake.

Kathy was raised and schooled at St. Marys and Marian Central High School, Woodstock, Ill. She was a graduate of Oklahoma State University Technical Institute, Oklahoma City, Okla., and was a former student at TCC, Portsmouth. Kate was an electrical/electronic systems designer. She had worked for Boeing, Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat, Millstone II Nuclear Plant, Tracor, Gibbs & Cox, CDI Marine, Newport News Shipyard and John J. McMullen & Associates.

Kathy was predeceased by her father, Robert D. Fagan, formerly of Woodstock, Ill., and Lady Lake, Fla. Survivors include her beloved husband and caregiver, James Paul Lewicki; her mother, Claire June Smullen Molohon of Seattle, Wash.; seven children, Michelle Mawrie Webster of Cambridge, N.Y., Jennifer Mawrie Block of Chesapeake, Bryan Scott Palmer of Poulsbo, Wash., Staff Sgt. Kevin Scott Palmer, U.S.M.C., Tim Lewicki of Milford, Conn., Tom Lewicki of Norwich, Conn., and Trev Lewicki of Morehead City, N.C.; 13 beloved grandchildren; three sisters, Connie Lawrence of Florida, Madeline Helbock of Maine and Mary Louise Fagan of Seattle; and five brothers, Bob Fagan of Great Pumpkin in the Carribean, Tim and Kerry Fagan of Seattle, and Joe and Chris Fagan of Raymond, Wash.

M. Kathleen was a metastatic breast cancer survivor since July 1992.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Therese's Catholic Church by the Rev. Robert L. Cummins. Burial will be private in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William G. Parker
CHESAPEAKE -- William G. Parker, 74, died Nov. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

Ruby L. Stevens
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruby L. Stevens, 70, of the 1500 block of Barn Swallow Court, died Nov. 9, 1999, in Sentara Nursing Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Norfolk County, Va., she was the widow of Harold Stevens. She was a member of Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth, the Optimist Club, the Missionary Society and Carolyn LaGretta Tent No. 628.

Survivors include three daughters, Leolia S. Brown of Harrisburg, Pa., Harriet White of Norfolk and Vanessa Saunders of Portsmouth; two sons, Harrell Stevens of Charleston, S.C., and U.S. Army Sgt. Everett Stevens of Germany; two sisters, Christine Green of Compton, Calif., Rosa Brown of Portsmouth; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Stevens and Ella Haywood, both of Portsmouth; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-law, friends and a very special friend and caretaker, Shirley Randall.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Emanuel AME Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. James F. Mason. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Friday. The body will taken to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. The family will be at 2105 Camden Ave., Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the funeral procession to the church.

Clifton T. Artybridge
NORFOLK -- Clifton Tyrone ``Shorty'' Artybridge, 55, of the 1000 block of Avenue H, died Nov. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Olive Grove Baptist Church. Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.

Catherine F. Haskett
NORFOLK -- Catherine F. Haskett, 83, of the 9400 block of Mooring Drive, died Nov. 9, 1999, in Virginia Beach. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and was the widow of Harris B. Haskett.

Survivors include a son, Douglas C. Haskett and his wife, Leigh, of Norfolk; a sister, Helen Covino of Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Douglas C. Haskett II of Chesapeake and Kristin B. Zandee of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Albert Haskett and Matthew Douglas Haskett.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday at St. Mary's Cemetery by Fr. Paschal Kniep, O.S.B. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.

Grace W. Hogue
NORFOLK -- Grace Williams Hogue, 90, of the 5200 block of Argall Ave., died Nov. 9, 1999, at a local hospital.

She was born in Norfolk and lived there most of her life. Mrs. Hogue retired as a secretary from Carbon Fuel; she had also retired from other secretary office positions including Thelma's Sewing Shop and for Morris. She was a member of Park Place Baptist Church, where she played the piano for several Sunday School classes, and was the church librarian and secretary.

The widow of Lannie R. Hogue, she is survived by a niece, Dinah Jo Saunders of Norfolk; two nephews, John Watts Saunders of Norfolk and Ronald Lee Saunders of Virginia Beach; two great-nephews, Ronald Lee Saunders Jr. and James Carl Saunders, both of Virginia Beach; a cousin, John Millard Moore of Norfolk; and many other cousins.

A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by Dr. Paul B. Watlington and the Rev. Jeff McDaniel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Park Place Baptist Church or the Union Mission.

Mattie B. Hucks
NORFOLK -- Mattie B. Hucks of the 7000 block of Auburn Ave. died Nov. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Norfolk, she was retired from the dietary department at DePaul Hospital after 41 years of service. She was the widow of James E. Hucks and a member of Church of God & True Holiness.

She is survived by two daughters, Beatrice Anderson of Norfolk and Rosa Lee West of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Marie Jones of Norfolk, Margaret Spicer of New York City and Doris Mentor of Chesapeake; two brothers, James H. Minter of Norfolk and Samuel Minter of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Tania Anderson, Sheniada Johnson, Robert James Anderson Jr., Antonio Anderson, PFC Tremeki Hucks and Kiquanda West; two sons-in-law, Robert Anderson and Karl A. West; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Church of God & True Holiness by Bishop Raymond Worrell. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. Friends may join the family at 2535 Hale St. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alberta Sanders
NORFOLK -- Alberta Sanders of the 9600 block of Beaumont Street died Nov. 8, 1999. She was born in Gainesville, Fla., and was retired.

She is survived by three daughters, Tracy Sanders, Patricia Brown and Elaine Brown; two sons, Herbert Sanders and Willie Brown III; four grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at 4 p.m. at Graves Funeral Home Chapel.

Lois E. Lewis
NORFOLK -- Lois E. Lewis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

``Me Ma,'' as she was affectionately known, was 90 and a native of Southampton County, Va. She was a member of Park Place Baptist Church, Norfolk, and a member of Euzilian Bible Class. For more than 45 years, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Westminister Chapter 99, Norfolk. She was a retired sales lady with Ames & Brownley, Norfolk.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian L. Carroll and husband, Daniel Carroll, of Baton Rouge, La.; three granddaughters and their spouses, Cecilia and Skip Jones of Baton Rouge, Kaye and Johnny Waycaster of Natchez, Miss., and Pamela Harlan of Baton Rouge; two grandsons, J. Wayne Carroll and Andy Carroll, both of Baton Rouge; six great-grandchildren, Danielle Satawa and husband, Jamie, Melissa Knutson and husband, Kris, Chip Jones and Dawn Carroll, all of Baton Rouge, and Lee and Claire Waycaster, both of Natchez; and a great-great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Knutson of Baton Rouge. She was predeceased by her husband, Smyth O. Lewis, and a son, Smyth Wayne Lewis.

Visitation will be at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, from 1:30 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. today conducted by the Rev. Paul Wattlington. There will be a short Eastern Star service before the funeral. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Rice, Robert Parrish, Edward Edney, Merritt Horne, the Rev. Jeff McDaniel and Walter Graves. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your church or to a favorite charity.

Faye W. Robinette
NORFOLK -- Faye W. Robinette, 66, of the 8400 block of Halprin Drive, died Nov. 9, 1999. Born in Mooresville, N.C., she was a retired registered nurse and a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include her husband, David W. Robinette Sr.; a son, David W. Robinette Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Raleigh, N.C.; her mother, Katie Walker of Burnsville, N.C.; and a sister, Peggy Robinson of Burnsville, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by Pastor Robert E. DeWitt. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Johnnie L. Malbon Sr.
NORFOLK -- Johnnie L. Malbon Sr., 94, a retired Esso service station owner, of the 900 block of Kenton Ave., departed this life Nov. 5, 1999, at his home with his family at his bedside.

A native of Princess Anne County, he was one of six children born to the late John and Patience Malbon. He served in the Navy and was honorably discharged as a machinist mate, 1st class, and worked as a longshoreman. He later became highly regarded as a savvy businessman.

At an early age, he joined First Baptist Church, Lynnhaven, and after his marriage to Leona Malbon, who preceded him in death and to whom he was married for more than 55 years, he moved to Norfolk where he joined Shiloh Baptist Church. He later joined First Baptist Church, Bute Street, where he served as chairman of the Trustee Board and then as deacon for many years. Because of his style and grace, he was renowned and admired by many. He was bestowed the honor of Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret 32nd Degree by the United Supreme Council 33rd Degree on Oct. 25, 1960.

Survivors include his son, Johnnie Jr.; daughter-in-law, Joyce; granddaughter, Joyvan, all of the home; nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins, many wonderful friends, caregivers and his doctor C. Stokes Kirkland.

Johnnie truly loved his family, his church and his community. He loved people and he showed that love to whomever he met. He was a very proud father and grandfather.

The homegoing celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Bute Street, with Dr. Robert G. Murray officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk.

Walter A. Woodruff
NORFOLK -- Walter A. ``Woody'' Woodruff, 57, died Nov. 9, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.

Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., he was a Corvette technician for Colonial Chevrolet and the widower of Sonia J. Woodruff. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by two daughters, Dottie Norsworthy and her husband, Jeff, of Pascagoula, Miss., and Janette Woodruff of Norfolk; a granddaughter, Chyane Norsworthy of Pascagoula; a sister, Shirley W. Shrieves and her husband, Norman, of Virginia Beach; and other loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at noon Friday at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eugene A. Cahill Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eugene A. Cahill Sr., 70, passed away Nov. 9, 1999.

Mr. Cahill was retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 22 years with underwater demolition teams and SEAL teams in California, Florida and Virginia. He had worked with the Special Warfare Group with the Department of the Navy. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 years, the Fraternal Order of UDT/SEALS, the Fraternal Order Explosive Ordinance Detonation, E.O.D., and the U.S. Navy Salvage Divers Association. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Cahill; two daughters, Bernadette Cahill and Alexis Doughtie and her husband, C. Michael; two sons, Eugene A. Cahill Jr. and Timothy Cahill and his wife, Sandra, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Muriel Feniello of Monroe Township, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

A wake will be held at 8:15 p.m. today in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Friday by Msgr. Thomas Caroluzza in the church. Burial will be private. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Virginia E. Hauck
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia E. ``Peggy'' Hauck, formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 1999, in Springfield, Va.

She was the beloved wife of Robert Hauck; loving mother of Ginny Sandifer and her husband, Harold, of Virginia Beach, and Janis Myers and her husband, Mark, of Reston. She is also survived by two grandsons, Matthew Sandifer and Justine Hawks.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Demaine Springfield Annandale Chapel, Backlick and Edsall roads, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your humane society or local ASPCA.

June M. LaBianco
VIRGINIA BEACH -- June Marie LaBianco, 41, of the 2800 block of Mars St., died Nov. 10, 1999, at a local hospital. Born in Virginia Beach, she was an optician.

She is survived by her husband, Robert LaBianco; two sons, Shawn Robert LaBianco and Christopher Allen LaBianco, both of Virginia Beach; his stepmother, Natalie Winn of Virginia Beach; an adopted sister, Sue Crane; a stepsister, Carol Smith; three brothers, David Cooper, George Hamlin and Howard Winn; an adopted brother, David Winn; and a stepbrother, William Arschuler.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Eleanor M. Motley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eleanor M. Motley, 80, of the 4300 block of Trafton Arch, died Nov. 9, 1999.

She was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to Deptford, N.J., in 1952, where she lived prior to moving to Virginia Beach in 1989. She was a member of the protestant church of The Good Shepherd, Oceana Naval Air Station.

She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Motley; two sons, Robert S. Motley of Norfolk and Mark A. Motley of New York City; and four grandchildren, Emily, Elisabeth, Christopher and Kaitlin.

Services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Lula H. Peede
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lula Noreen Horton Peede, 97, of the 6400 block of Auburn Drive, died Nov. 9, 1999.

Born in Hertford County, N.C., she was the widow of Simon M. Peede. Mrs. Peede was the oldest living member of Oaklette United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Patricia P. and Perry Harris; two sisters, Lucille Bonney and Nancy Thomas; a brother, Pat Horton, all of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, Michael Harris of Chesapeake and Timothy Harris of Virginia Beach; and two great-granddaughters, Melissa and Nicole Harris.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oaklette United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sebert Rorrer. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel.

Richard E. Wang Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Richard Eugene Wang Sr., 68, of the 2100 block of Trawler Court, died Nov. 9, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968, having last served atCINCLANT Fleet Headquarters, Norfolk, and was presently employed by Anders Williams Scientific. He was born in Rockford, Ill., and was a veteran of the Korean conflict and Vietnam.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Jane Rosemarie Sullivan Wang; two daughters, Deborah Ellen Wang Leeson and Ann-Marie Wang Lewis, both of Virginia Beach; five sons, Richard Eugene Wang Jr., Joseph Karl Wang, both of Virginia Beach, Michael Kenneth Wang, Christopher John Wang, both of Norfolk, and Paul Howard Wang of Naples, Italy; a sister, Janice Arlene Wang Morris of Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Terrol Howard Wang of Yellville, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren, Haleigh, Shannon, Evan, Colin, Joshua, Amberlee, Zachary, Gabriel, Christopher, Adam and Stephanie.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Norfolk. Interment will be conducted with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Pkwy., Richmond VA 23294.

David A. HopkinsFrances S. Hopkins
IVOR -- David A. Hopkins, 60, and his wife, Frances Irene Smith Hopkins, 64, of Babb Drive, died Nov. 7, 1999, in their home.

Mr. Hopkins was born on Feb. 6, 1939, in Arkadelphia, Ark., and was employed as a machinist at Earl Industries in Portsmouth. He was retired after 20 years service from the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Ivor Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, David Wayne Hopkins of Newsoms; his mother, Virginia Brewer Hopkins Mitchell and her husband, John, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Evelyn Monroe and Marie Turnmyer, both of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. His father, Mark A. Hopkins, and a brother, William Earl Hopkins, predeceased him.

Mrs. Hopkins was born on July 30, 1934, in Logan, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles T. and Oma Frey Smith. She was a homemaker, a member of Ivor Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ivor Rescue Squad and the Ivor Senior Citizens Club.

She is also survived by their son, David; three sisters, Lou Jean Unroe of Ivor, Oma Faye Fritz of Myrtle Point, Ore., and Elsie Mae LaCrosse of Kingston, Wash.; three brothers, Charles T. Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., John C. Smith of Rio Grande, Ohio, and Herbert P. Smith of Gallipolis, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were predeceased by a son, Mark Thomas Hopkins.

A funeral for the couple will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Purviance Funeral Home, Wakefield, by the Rev. Linwood Peterson. Burial with military rites will be in Ivor Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at other times at the residence of Sandy and Mac Beale 163 Bob White Lane, Franklin. Memorial donations may be made to the Southside Center for Violence Prevention, P.O. Box 487, Blackstone, VA 23824.

Lucille Custis
ACCOMAC -- Lucille Custis, 73, died Nov. 3, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Metropolitan United Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home is in charge.

John R. Gilliss Sr.
CHINCOTEAGUE -- John Robert Gilliss Sr., 85, died Nov. 9, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Remson Methodist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke, Md. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

John H. Parsons
ACCOMAC -- John H. Parsons, 77, died Nov. 4, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia AME Church. Wharton Funeral Home is in charge.

Leven Teagle
ACCOMAC -- Leven Teagle, 56, died Nov. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church. Wharton Funeral Home is in charge.

Phillip Baer
WAXHAW -- Phillip Baer, 82, died Nov. 9, 1999. A son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he is survived by his wife, Mary Baer; his sister, Sally Steed of Coronado, Calif.; his brother, Edward Baer of Long Island, N.Y.; sons, Ed Baer of Eugene, Ore., and Phillip Baer Jr. of Waxhaw, N.C.; daughters, Patty Grimm of Harrisburg, Pa., Betty Leach and Susan Smith, both of Norfolk; and nine grandchildren.

As a young man, Mr. Baer converted to Christianity and became a career missionary in the jungles of southern Mexico. There, as a Bible translator with his wife, living among a small, native Indian group, he learned their unwritten language, produced an alphabet and grammar, taught the Indians to read and write, and translated the New Testament into their language. During more than 50 years with that small tribe in Mexico, he was also able to bring effective treatment to the Indians for tuberculosis, amebic dysentery and malaria and to see a decline in the high rate of infant mortality. Though retired, he continued his work as a translator, polishing his translation of the Psalms and beginning a new translation of the New Testament into a second Indian dialect.

He had a large circle of friends and supporters locally in the Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, the Virginia Beach Chapel, and their sister churches in Chesapeake and Williamsburg. Fittingly, it was at the mission office in Waxhaw, his stateside residence, at a prayer meeting and celebration of the mission's involvement and accomplishments in Mexico, that he collapsed and died.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 6423-A Fellowship Circle, Waxhaw, NC 28173. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McEwen Funeral Home, 204 S. Main St., Monroe, NC 28110.

Joffrey Bryant
OCRACOKE -- Joffrey Bryant, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Parkview Health Care Center in Carneys Point, N.J.

Mr. Bryan was born in Ocracoke, N.C., and was a retired Merchant Marine seaman. He was the son of the late Leonard and Jane Blount Bryant.

He is survived by three sisters, Muzel Bryant and Annie Barber, both of Ocracoke, and Mamie Bryant of New York City; and two nieces, Mary Bryant of New York City and Nellie Lewis of Jersey City, N.J.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Vance Way. Burial will follow in Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Willie H. Butler
COMO -- Willie H. Butler, 94, of the 100 block of Bryantville Park, died Nov. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Church of Murfreesboro. Hertford County Undertakers are in charge.

Alex C. Harris
COLERAIN -- Alex Cornelious Harris, 81, died Nov. 9, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Ahoskie. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, is in charge.

Johnnie W. Hunter
HERTFORD -- Johnnie Wilbert Hunter, 45, of Meads Trailer Park, died Nov. 8, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riddicks Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Belvidere. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.

Danny F. Rhea
AHOSKIE -- Danny Floyd Rhea, 39, died Nov. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Massey Funeral Home, Aulander.

Billie Sawyer
SOUTH MILLS -- Billie Sawyer, 79, died Nov. 7, 1999.

Mr. Sawyer was born in South Mills to the late George and Polly Sawyer. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. An industrial mechanic, Mr. Sawyer retired from U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Chesapeake. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Richardson Sawyer, and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by two daughters, Brenda Wilkins of Chesapeake and Bonny Hinson of South Mills; two sons, Billy Sawyer of Warner Robins, Ga., and Bobby Sawyer of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren, Chris Wilkins of Chesapeake, Doug Sawyer of Warner Robins, Carolyn Conway of Charlotte, N.C., Eddie Hinson of El Paso, Texas, Summer Hinson of Virginia Beach, Ryan Hinson of Temecula, Calif., Mika Sawyer of Chesapeake and Ben Sawyer of Chesapeake; and four great-grandchildren, Kevin Conway of Charlotte, Brittian, Jacob and Jeremy Hinson, all of El Paso.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, by Ron Stuart. Committal services will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Bobby Sawyer. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 20 Koger Executive Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Olive E. Scott
WILLIAMSBURG -- Olive Emily Scott, 88, died Nov. 9, 1999. Born in Norfolk, she was a retired bookkeeper and real estate agent for Griffin & Griffin Real Estate after 18 years of service. She was a member of Heritage Freewill Baptist Church in Williamsburg and the widow of Percy K. Scott.

She is survived by two sons, William R. Scott of Virginia Beach and Robert K. Scott of Williamsburg; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Terry Beck. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1042 Penniman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Robert C. Upton
FISHERSVILLE -- Robert Craig Upton, 50, died Nov. 9, 1999. A private graveside service will be held Friday at Augusta Memorial Park. McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Va., is in charge.

Joseph S. Howard Jr.
LOS ANGELES -- Joseph Samuel Howard Jr., 58, of Carson St., died Oct. 9, 1999, at Kaiser Foundation Hospital of Los Angeles. Born July 21, 1941, in Norfolk, he was the son of Joseph S. Howard Sr. of Carthage, N.Y., and Julia Butler Howard.

He is survived by a son, Joseph David Howard of Brodheadsville, Pa.; and a grandchild, Darby Howard of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Judith Perry and Julie Hickams, both of Virginia Beach, and Lottie Stevens of Hilo, Hawaii.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at United Christ Methodist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Fran Cooper. Those who may desire, please make memorials to the United Christ Methodist Church, 1601 E. Bayview Blvd., Norfolk.


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