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Johnnie M. Gay
CHESAPEAKE -- Johnnie Mae Gay, 84, of the 1200 block of Oleander Ave., died Nov. 13, 1999, in a local hospital.

She was born in Arkansas and was the widow of Leroy Gay. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include a son, Johnny N. Gay Sr. and his wife, Mary Lou Gay, of Chesapeake; a brother, Clarence Nelson of Sun Valley, Calif.; a grandson, Johnny N. Gay Jr. of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, Windy Lou Gonier and Bobbie Lou Curry, both of Chesapeake; two nieces; and three nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Windsor, Va., by James Walton. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Annie M. Seawell
CHESAPEAKE -- Annie McKinney Seawell, 87, of the 800 block of Bells Mill Road, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by Dr. Roscoe Musselwhite. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling arrangements.

Florrie L. Smith
CHESAPEAKE -- Florrie Lucille Smith, 92, of the 2000 block of Cherry Lane, died Nov. 13, 1999, at a local hospital. She was born in Mathews County, Va., and was the widow of Brandon V. Smith.

Survivors include a son, Carroll L. Smith and his wife, Margaret, of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Thomas V. Smith, Carroll B. Smith and Elaine Hughes; six great-grandchildren, Charlene E. Mowery, Janice M. Phillips, Jessica L. Smith, Jennifer E. Smith, Jason V. Smith and Anthony R. Gower Jr.; and two great-great-grandchildren, Anthony R. Gower III and Colby R. Phillips.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Allen L. Dooley. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, is in charge.

Alphonso Askew
NORFOLK -- Alphonso Askew of the 2700 block of Liberia Drive died Nov. 11, 1999. He was born in Princess Anne County.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley O. Askew; four daughters, Evelyn Payton, Barbara Alexander, Rena Askew and Angela Askew, all of Norfolk; six sons, Alphonso Whaff, Billy Fenner, Clinton Langley, Herbert Askew, Alonzo Askew and Anthony Askew, all of Norfolk; five sisters, Lillian Deloatch, Gracie Askew and Evelyn Askew, all of Norfolk, and Louise Lassiter and Viola Woodward, both of Fredericksburg; a brother, Earl Morris of Virginia Beach; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Rosa Scoggins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday in Chapel Community Funeral Home by Bishop Anthony Moses. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Park.

Tom Baker Jr.
NORFOLK -- Thomas Elwood Baker Jr., 73, of the 800 block of Botetourt Gardens, died Nov. 12, 1999. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cox Funeral Home is in charge.

John B. Bodner Sr.
NORFOLK -- John B. Bodner Sr., 71, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.

He was born in Norfolk on May 15, 1928, to Thomas M. and Addie Mae Key Bodner. He had retired after 42 years as an oiler with Norfolk and Western Coal Piers. He was a member of Parkway Temple in Chesapeake.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Audrey H. Bodner; two sons, John B. Bodner Jr. and James P. Bodner, both of Norfolk; three loving and devoted sisters, Elizabeth Burdette of Smithfield, Addie Mae Franklin of Moyock, N.C., and Ruth Phillips of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews including special nieces, Debbie Ford and Mary Waters, and special nephews, James P. Bodner Jr. and Riley Bodner. He will be sadly missed by dear friends and family.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood and the Rev. Franklin D. Howlett. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Predell Parker Sr.
NORFOLK -- Predell Parker Sr., 61, of the 2800 block of Granby St., peacefully departed this life Nov. 8, 1999.

Mr. Parker was a native of Norfolk, born March 3, 1938, to the late Brodie W. and Lillie Mae Mosely Parker of Wilmington, N.C. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Upon his discharge, he put his talents and expertise to use as a body repairman.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Beverly Washington and Wendy Holloway; five sons, Predell Parker Jr., Robert W. Parker, Duncan E. Parker, Victor V. Parker and Troy C. Parker; two brothers, Brodie G. Parker Jr. II and Paul A. Parker; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at Riddick Funeral Service Chapel, where Minister Robert Walker is presiding. Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will assemble at 4306 Newport Ave. Monday morning. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery.

Dock L. Pertillar
NORFOLK -- Dock L. Pertillar, 75, of the 1500 block of Dungee St., entered into eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999. He was born in Gibsonville, N.C., and he was a Baptist.

He is survived by two sisters, Emma Jackson and Kitty Vanhook, both of North Carolina; an adopted sister, Marion Bailey of Portsmouth; a special cousin, Aquilla Dunbar of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Arthur W. Simmons
NORFOLK -- Arthur Walker Simmons, born Sept. 19, 1909, died Nov. 12, 1999, in Norfolk.

Mr. Simmons was a native of Norfolk and the son of the late Arthur W. and Betty White Simmons. He was preceded in death by Leonora Barrett Simmons and Ray Hall Simmons. He was a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Bevan Simmons; a daughter, Betty Simmons Patterson and her husband, John Shamiss, of Oakland, Calif.; a stepson, Alfred B. Bevan Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Otis Murrell Simmons of Plano, Texas; and his grandchildren, David Patterson and Nancy Heagy and son, Andrew; Kate Patterson, widow of Felix Winsten, and daughter, Brady Lee Winsten; Adele Patterson and her husband, Paul Henning, and their children, Lydia and Timothy Henning; John Patterson; A. Beynon Bevan III and his wife, Lesa.

A memorial service will be conducted at noon Monday at Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John Monroe and Dr. William Summers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Mission, 120 Brooke Ave., Norfolk or to a charity of choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Rose L. Thomas
NORFOLK -- Rose Lee Thomas of the 5500 block of Barnhollow Road died Nov. 11, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Union Baptist Church in Crozier, Va. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Wayne C. Tyler
NORFOLK -- Wayne Charles Tyler, 35, died Nov. 12, 1999. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Preston J. Barrow
PORTSMOUTH -- Preston Jarvis Barrow, 57, of Mount Vernon Avenue, died Nov. 10, 1999, in his home.

He was a native of North Carolina, a son of Thelma R. Vance and the late Simmie Barrow.

Besides his mother, survivors include two sisters, Betty Blow and Hilda Shelley; four brothers, Earl, Jimmie, Tommy and LaVerne Barrow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge.

Frank N. Beamon
PORTSMOUTH -- Bishop Frank N. Beamon, 75, of Appomattox Ave., was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Bishop Beamon was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Sunbury, N.C., to the late Henry and Emma Beamon, the fifth of eight children. He retired as an automotive mechanic for the city of Norfolk after 30 years of service. He was a recent employee of Tidewater Auto Auction. He was the pastor of the Church of God and True Holiness for the past 17 years.

Bishop Beamon is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Beamon; six daughters, Velvoria Carey and Mary Norman, both of Chesapeake, Valarie Dozier of Portsmouth, Linda Richardson of Goose Creek, S.C., Melva King of Newport News and Tammy Moone of Suffolk; five sons, Melvin Beamon, the Rev. Charles Beamon, Richard Beamon and Gerald Beamon, all of Portsmouth, and Anthony Beamon of Dover, Del.; four stepchildren, Minnie Levine of Santa Ana, Calif., Patricia White of Baltimore, Michael Sivills of Chesapeake and Wallace Sivills of Norfolk; two sisters, Annie Pugh of Portsmouth and Hattie Black of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, William Pugh of Portsmouth and Lindberg White of Williamston, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Katie Gray and Annie Mae Lewis, both of Portsmouth, and Lois Beamon of Sunbury, N.C.; 42 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Maggieleen Beamon, and three sons, Frank Jr., Ronald and Vernon Beamon.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Charles W. Beamon. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Monday. The family will be at 26 Appomattox Ave., Portsmouth, and will assemble there for the procession.

William W. Dotson II
PORTSMOUTH -- William W. Dotson II, 75, of the 600 block of Dorset Ave., died Nov. 10, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., he had retired as a cook from Naval Operations Base, NOB, after 21 years of service. He had also retired as a CS2 from the U.S. Navy after 20 years. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch No. 257; Greater Deep Creek Lodge No. 1033, I.B.P.O.E.W., Order of Elks; and Lily of the Valley, Lodge No. 89, Order of Masons. He was president of the Renal Dialysis Advisory Committee.

Survivors include his wife, Jentina Dotson; a daughter, Melinda Dotson Dunbar of Portsmouth; two sons, William W. Dotson III and Richard C. Dotson, both of Richmond; a sister, Ernestine Binford of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Corprew Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. George O. Hicks. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Virginia Beach. Viewing at the funeral home will begin at noon today.

Grace D. Pace
PORTSMOUTH -- Grace Davis Pace, 93, formerly of Richmond, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Maryview Medical Center.

Mrs. Pace was a retired employee of the State Department of Health and a lifelong member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Richmond.

Survivors include her son, R. Franklin Hawkins Jr. and his wife, Peggy, of Portsmouth; her grandchildren, Debra H. Woodyard and her husband, Steve, of Suffolk, Keith B. Hawkins and his wife, Stephanie, of Mechanicsville, Vernon A. Shaw and his wife, Shirley, of Glen Allen and Angela D. Shaw of Mechanicsville; and great-grandchildren, Branden Minnich of Kennewick, Wash., Jeffrey and Benjamin Woodyard of Suffolk, Brantley and Travis Hawkins of Chesapeake, Stephanie, Christopher and Matthew Shaw of Glen Allen. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mary E. Shaw.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Mark's Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 520 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 or your favorite charity. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

Kryshon V. Perkerson
PORTSMOUTH -- Infant Kryshon V. Perkerson of the 1300 block of Parker Ave. died Nov. 9, 1999. He was the son of Sonya M. Perkerson and Ronald Armistead.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Linwood Johnson. The family will assemble at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home.

Demetrius O. Skeeter II
PORTSMOUTH -- Baby boyDemetrius Orlando Skeeter II of the 800 block of DeKalb Ave. died Nov. 11, 1999. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.

Lucille C. Smith
PORTSMOUTH -- Lucille Carter Smith, 61, of the 4200 block of Cedar Lane, died Nov. 10, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center.

She was born in Littleton, N.C., and was a cook with Stonebridge Restaurant. She also was a buffet manager for Pizza Hut. She was a member of New Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

Survivors include two daughters, Felicia Mayes and Angela Vass; two sons, Calvin Smith Jr. and Rodney Smith; a son-in-law, Larry Vass Sr., all of Portsmouth; a sister, Alice Milton of Suffolk; a brother, Joseph Carter of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; special friends, Linda Alston Perryman of Suffolk, Chancy Elliott of Portsmouth, Nathaniel Kemp and Linda Garland, both of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and other friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in New Mount Olivet Baptist Church by Pastor Milton Blount. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Family and friends may assemble at the residence for the procession. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Alexander
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Storekeeper Thomas Alexander, 67, died Nov. 13, 1999.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Alexander was a resident of Virginia Beach for 38 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 30 years of service. After the Navy, he was a logistics specialist for C.A.C.I., where he retired after 18 years. Mr. Alexander volunteered at Holy Trinity Parish School.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor M. Alexander; sons, Dennis J. Alexander and wife, Claudia, and Kevin M. Alexander; daughters, Linda A. Davis, Debra A. Scott and husband, Bill, all of Virginia Beach, and Barbara A. Munden and husband, John, of Norfolk; grandchildren, Billy, Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Ian and Skip Alexander, Mary Munden and Andy Davis; brother, Robert Alexander of New York; sister, Nancy Schmidt of California; sisters-in-law, Joan Massey of Florida, Frances Tilley of Virginia Beach and Kathy Grant of New York; and his beloved pet, Sassy.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with the Rev. Lou Ruoff, celebrant.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Kathryn Q. Cooper
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kathryn Q. ``Kit'' Cooper, 65, died Nov. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a retired medical assistant and an active volunteer at the Adult Learning Center in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacki Cooper and her fiance, Michael Byrtus, of Virginia Beach; two sons, Richard Cooper and his wife, Mary, and Drew Cooper, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Josephine A. Tomasco of Havertown, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Fr. Richard T. Mooney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tidewater Literacy Council and/or the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

James W. Driscoll
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James William Driscoll passed away Nov. 13, 1999.

Mr. Driscoll was a member of the Church of the Holy Family and a 4th-Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Father Habits Council. He served in the merchant marine during World War II. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elaine Driscoll; two sons, James W. Driscoll Jr. and his wife, Kathi, of Virginia Beach and Kevin Driscoll and his wife, Christine, of Haymarket, Va.; two daughters, Patricia Fisher and her husband, Stevan, of Lake Forest, Calif., and Suzanne Coleman of Galena, Md.; a brother, William Driscoll and his wife, Barbara, of Melrose, Minn.; two sisters, Virginia Sandahl of Edina, Minn., and Joyce Rundle and her husband, Richard, of Winona, Minn.; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Church of the Holy Family, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday by Fr. Richard Mooney. Entombment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church building fund. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Dustin D. Goldstein
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dustin Dean Goldstein, infant son of Kalman and Amy A. Goldstein, died Nov. 10, 1999, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kyle and Logan Goldstein of Virginia Beach; maternal grandparents, Gail and Ken Kortman of Rogers City, Mich.; and paternal grandparents, Sam and Betty Goldstein of Clearwater, Fla. Dustin was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Dena Goldstein.

Private services will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.

James William Hayes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James William Hayes, 71, a native of Norfolk, died Nov. 11, 1999. He lived in Virginia Beach for 32 years, in Baylake Pines.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vina-Lou M. Hayes; a daughter, Vina L. Bronson of Kiowa, Colo.; a son, James Dempsey Hayes of Virginia Beach; his mother, Maxine L. Smith of Chesapeake; a brother, Charles S. Hayes of Norfolk; sisters, Carolyn H. Everton of Norfolk and Ann H. Smith of Chesapeake; a grandson, Scott S. Ferguson of El Cajon, Calif.; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Lynn Ferguson of El Cajon.

There will be no service at this time. Memorial donations in his name may be made to The Bayside Lions Club, c/o Forest Nester, Secretary, 716 Brinson Arch, Virginia Beach VA 23455-5810 or to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, 11 Koger Center, Suite 232, Norfolk VA 23502. Hampton Roads Crematory is in charge.

Elizabeth F. McPhatter
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elizabeth Frances McPhatter, 77, loving mother and grandmother, died Nov. 12, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mrs. McPhatter was born in Dodge Park, Md., and lived most of her life in Norfolk. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Hardesty of Huntingtown, Md., Linda M. Arrington and Catherine Neal, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, John McPhatter of Suffolk and Bernard ``Bernie'' McPhatter of Norfolk; a sister, Patricia Butcher of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Bernard ``Mickey'' Maguire Jr. of Ocean City, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Poetzman and Agnes Latham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Gerald B. Norman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The Rev. Gerald B. Norman, 78, peacefully passed away in his home on Nov. 11, 1999.

He was the son of the late Wilford and Edna Mae Norman. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 and Masonic Lodge No. 113.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eva McPherson Norman; a son, George Norman and his wife, Jackie, of Wilson, N.C.; two daughters, Etta Mae Florio and husband, Jimmy, of Glen Allen, Va., and Dianne McNamara and her husband, Dan, of Wilson, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Mark Champion, Kim Cotton and her husband, Bob, Blake Norman and his wife, Brandie, Billy Dunn, Mikel, Billy and Daniel McNamara; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Cotton; and three sisters-in-law, Emma, Ethel and Naomi. He was loved by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and a dear friend, Thelma Lee Meyers and her family.

A going home service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Carrow Baptist Church by the Rev. Les Redfern.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hampton Roads Chapter, 405 S. Parliament Drive, Suite 105, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, or to Carrow Baptist Church. Friends may visit at the residence. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is in charge.

Clarence B. Oberdorf
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Clarence B. ``Obie'' Oberdorf, 69, passed away in the comfort of his family Nov. 10, 1999.

He was born in West Leechburg, Pa., on Aug. 15, 1930. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Kempsville Branch No. 99, and the Catholic Church of St. Mark.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Harriet B. Oberdorf; his mother, Helen Oberdorf of West Leechburg, Pa.; two daughters, Linda Weaver and her husband, Gary, of Chesapeake, Brenda Toone and her husband, James, of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Jean-Marie, Melanie, Stephanie and Gary Weaver II and Daniel Toone; three sisters, Marlene Catalino of Alabama, Elvira Tafi of Leechburg and Catherine Faiola of Camp Hill, Pa.; five brothers, Charles, Joseph, James and Robert Oberdorf, all of West Leechburg, Pa., and Paul Oberdorf of Rockville, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Oberdorf was predeceased by his father, Clarence M. Oberdorf, his twin sons, Gary and Glen, and a granddaughter, Anne Marie Weaver.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at Catholic Church of St. Mark with the Rev. Fr. Daniel N. Klem officiating. The family will be at Catholic Church of St. Mark from 7 to 9 p.m. today to greet family and friends. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. The family suggests that memorials be made to either the Catholic Church of St. Mark, 1505 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is in charge.

Martha A. Piper
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Martha Ann Piper, 62, died Nov. 10, 1999, in Chesapeake. She was born in Milton, W.Va., and was the widow of James Young Piper Jr.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Karen C. and Robert Thompson of Suffolk; a son and his wife, Nicholas J. and Linda Piper of Virginia Beach; and a brother, James Robert Everett of Milton, W.Va.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Drive, Norfolk, VA 23513.

Andrew H. Scott
VIRGINIA BEACH -- AndrewHarold Scott, 36, died Nov. 10, 1999. He was born Nov. 9, 1963, in Atlanta.

Andrew had been in the U.S. Navy for 14 years and, for 11 of those years, was a member of the SEALS, the Navy's elite fighting force, stationed at Little Creek, Va. During his career he was awarded, among others, the Navy and Marine Commendation Medal; two Navy and Marine Achievement Medals; four Good Conduct Medals; the Kuwait Liberation Medal; the Free Fall Parachute Medal; the Humanitarian Medal; and the Expert Pistol and Rifle Medal.

In May 1998, he was a competitor in the ``Beast of the East,'' a 300-mile, non-stop adventure race in which he came in first in the solo category, the first person in the world to accomplish the feat as a soloist. He was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Julian Scott, in 1981 and his sister, Laurie Amma Scott, in 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Coffey Scott; children Derek, Zachary and Hannah Scott of Virginia Beach; parents Amma and Billy Crum of Jackson and Barbara Butler of Norcross; brother Jason Butler of Norcross; stepsisters Lynn Anderson of Concord and Sheila Dennis of Jackson; stepbrother Jerry Crum of Conyers; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A graveside service with full military honors for Andrew Harold Scott will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Methodist Church in Juliette, Ga. Navy Chaplain Moses Stith and the Rev. Gary Jakes will officiate.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sherrell-Wilson-Mangham Funeral Home in Jackson, Ga., or anytime at the Crum residence, 127 Shiloh Road.

Zilphia D. Story
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Zilphia Dean Story, 87, of the 300 block of Horace Ave., died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Odell Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Carol A. Temple
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Carol Ann Temple entered Heaven with family and friends around her on Nov. 13, 1999. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carol was raised in several Naval communities and had been a Virginia Beach resident for the past 38 years. She was recently retired from Bell Atlantic with over 30 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Clay Temple; her daughters, Erika Temple, Carrie Koenigstein and her husband, Karl, Lori Temple and her daughter, Kelsey Ann; parents, Kenneth G. and Ruth A. Mills; her brother, Dane Mills and his wife, Pat; her sister, Bonnie Messinger and her husband, George; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and wonderful friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research in Carol Temple's name. Persons wishing to share a special written memory of Carol may mail it to The Temple Family, c/o Dane Mills, 4356 Bonney Road, Suite 4-102, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is in charge.

Virginia G. Brinkley
SUFFOLK -- Virginia Griggs Brinkley, 71, of the 1500 block of Wilkins Drive, died Nov. 13, 1999, in East Pavilion Nursing Center, Franklin, Va.

She was a native of Nansemond County, Va., the daughter of the late Eddie Lee Griggs and Bertha Norfleet Griggs. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, where she attended Mary Sue Brittle Sunday School Class and was a past deaconess. She retired as a sales clerk from the former Brewer Jewelry Co. of Suffolk.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Brinkley; a sister, Jean G. Cutchins of Franklin; and a brother, John Norfleet Griggs of Suffolk.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery by the Rev. Charles D. Melvin. The family will receive friends at the home of Bessie Gardner, 111 Turlington Road, Suffolk. Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alpheus L. Brown Sr.
SUFFOLK -- Alpheus Leo Brown Sr., 87, died Nov. 12, 1999, at Obici Hospital.

Mr. Brown was a native of Colerain, N.C., the son of the late Craton T. and Letha G. Baker Brown. He was a retired buyer for Gold Kist Peanut Co. He was a member and past deacon of West End Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Alpheus L. Brown Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Randolph, N.J.; a sister, Mildred B. Evans of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Tildon E. Brown of Colerain; and two grandchildren, Michael T. and Tiffany L. Brown of Randolph.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at West End Baptist Church by the Rev. T. Floyd Irby Jr. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at the residence, 1013 Delaware Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 902 Pennsylvania Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is in charge.

Henry R. Brown
SUFFOLK -- Henry Romie Brown, 75, of the 900 block of Garfield Ave., died Nov. 10, 1999, in Obici Hospital.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Ronnie Lee Brown and the late Bethora Tillery Brown. He retired from the postal service in New York City after 30 years of service.

Survivors include a sister, Hilda Gause of Suffolk; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Crocker Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Madison G. Copeland. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Jack C. Duncan
SUFFOLK -- Jack Coy Duncan, 92, of White Marsh Road, died Nov. 13, 1999, at Crystal Coast Rehabilitation Center in Morehead City, N.C.

Mr. Duncan was a logger for Camp Manufacturing Co. for many years, and he built railroads throughout the Great Dismal Swamp. He later worked for Amedo Obici, founder of Planters Peanuts, from which he retired. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Funeral Home in Suffolk by the Rev. C.W. Thompson. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by a daughter, Helen Duncan-McLenon of Morehead City, N.C.; a son, Edward Jackson Duncan of Powell's Point, N.C.; a sister, Kathleen Hinson Cody of Concord, N.C.; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice Atkinson Duncan, formerly of Marion, S.C.; a son, Dalton Eugene Duncan, formerly of La Habra, Calif.; and a grandson.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests planting a tree or contributions to the charity of one's choice.

Madie S. Eason
SUNBURY -- Maddie Stallings Eason, 86, of the 400 block of Acorn Hill Road, died Nov. 13, 1999, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

Mrs. Eason was born in Perquimans County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Lon and Tannie Stallings. She was a homemaker and a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 65 years, Heber C. Eason Sr.; a son, Heber C. Eason Jr. and his wife, Edna, of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Tracey Eason-Riddle of Raleigh and Kelly Eason of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two great-grandsons, Spencer Eason-Riddle and Cooper Eason-Riddle.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Sandy Cross Baptist Church by the Rev. Vern Gilmer. Burial will follow in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery, Sunbury.

Friends may join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the residence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gates County Rescue Squad, Gatesville, N.C. 27938.

Joan T. Edmondson
ELIZABETH CITY -- Joan Thompson Edmondson, 50, of the 100 block of Spindrift Trail, died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Salem Baptist Church. Twiford's Northside Chapel is in charge.

Elmer W. Hemsath
KNOTTS ISLAND -- Elmer W. ``Bill'' Hemsath, 72, of the 200 block of Southend Road, passed away at his residence Nov. 12, 1999.

Mr. Hemsath was born in Covington, Ky., the son of the late Elmer and Mary Elizabeth Harris Hemsath. He was the widower of Nellie J. Hemsath.

Mr. Hemsath was a retired traffic signal supervisor with the city of Norfolk, Department of Traffic Engineering. He also had retired from Virginia Beach Public Schools Transportation Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church and Norview Masonic Lodge No. 113.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Linda H. Bannon-Orlowski and husband, Thomas, of Knotts Island; two brothers, Ronald and Gerald; a sister, Judy; two grandsons, William Clifton ``Beau'' Moore of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Aaron Wayne Pickrell of Knotts Island; and four great-grandchildren, Ariana, Richard, Aubrey and Ries. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne, and is survived by his sister-in-law, Jeanine Hemsath, and their children.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, by Pastor Kevin Milcarek.

Friends may join the family from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

Joseph Jackson
AULANDER -- Joseph Jackson died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie.

Ida M. King
BELVIDERE -- Ida Mizzell King, 90, died Nov. 13, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery, Norfolk. Evans Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.

Pearl Taylor
SEABOARD -- Pearl Taylor, 87, died Nov. 13, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Conway Cemetery. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge.

Mary L. Thompson
LEWISTON -- Mary Lee Thompson died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Mary V. Bentley
CHESAPEAKE -- Mary V. Bentley, 84, went to be with her Lord on Nov. 13, 1999.

She had been employed with the Center Shops, and was a member of Kempsville Church of God.

Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Charles R. Bentley; two daughters and their husbands, Joanna and Grant Tyson of Pulaski, Va., and Melba and Bill Price of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three great-grandchildren, Justin, Nathen and Katie.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel. The service will be officiated by her grandson, the Rev. William Price. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and at all other times at 1300 Placid Way, Chesapeake.

Marie S. Fuller

CHESAPEAKE -- Marie Taylor Shields Fuller, a retired educator in the Portsmouth Public Schools, departed this life in her home on Nov. 11, 1999.

The daughter of the late Joe D. Taylor and Luvenia Freeman Hayes of New York City, she was predeceased by her son, Emmett Purnell Shields Jr.

Mrs. Fuller was an active and devoted member of Queen Street Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and past basileus of AKA Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Fuller of Portsmouth; parents, Luvenia Freeman Hayes and James Hayes of New York City; two daughters, Cheryl Shields of Chesapeake; La Toya Fuller Rowson of Chester, Va.; a granddaughter, Eboni Marie Shields-Clemons; a great-grandson, Anaee Purnell Clemons; and a grandson-in-law, Airman Andrew Clemons Jr., all of San Antonio, Texas; a son-in-law, Karlous Rowson of Chester; a brother, Antonio Hayes of New York City; a special friend, Geraldine Brown of Portsmouth; and a host of relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. An AKA ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Home.

Keyandre E. Morton
NORFOLK -- Keyandre Earl Morton of the 1300 block of Hanson Ave. died Nov. 2, 1999. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.

Helen J. Britt
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen Josephine Britt, 78, of the 300 block of Maryland Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in her residence.

She was a native of Whitesville, W.Va., and was the widow of James Earl Britt. She retired from Nick's Hotdogs in Portsmouth. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include five daughters, Janet Argabright, Saundra Booker, Frances Doughtie, Judy Britt and Debra Herrin, all of Portsmouth; two sons, James E. ``Buddy'' Britt and Jerry Britt, both of Portsmouth; a sister, Ruth Slaymaker of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Henry Walker of South Charleston, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by Pastor Tina Greene. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cecille R. Gray

PORTSMOUTH -- Cecille Reid Gray, 94, passed quietly away, as she wished, in her own home on Nov. 12, 1999.

Cecille was a caring and helpful person, highlighted by her loyal service as assistant to the late Dr. G. Hamilton Francis for more than 40 years. She was a member of St. Theresa's Guild in the church she loved, Grace Episcopal Church.

She was the matriarch of five generations, leaving behind to mourn her passing her devoted daughter, Shirley G. Brown and her husband, John; her grandson, Cecil H. Trower and his wife, Elisabeth; two great-grandsons, Hans J. Trower and his wife, Lilibeth, and Markus C. Trower; and a great-great-grandson, her pride and Joy, Isaiah. She also leaves 12 nieces and nephews, Gwendolyn Hodges, Lewis A. Hodges III, Alta C. Brothers, Joseph Brothers Sr., Joseph Brothers Jr., Stacy Brothers, Alton Brothers, Wayman McCoy II, Jean McCoy, Dawn McCoy, M.D., Craig S. McCoy and Wayman McCoy III.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in her name to St. Theresa's Guild, Grace Episcopal Church, 1400 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504.

Kathryn Q. Cooper
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kathryn Q. ``Kit'' Cooper, 65, died Nov. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a retired medical assistant and an active volunteer at the Adult Learning Center in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacki Cooper and her fiance, Michael Byrtus, of Virginia Beach; two sons, Richard Cooper and his wife, Mary, and Drew Cooper, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Josephine A. Tomasco of Havertown, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Fr. Richard T. Mooney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tidewater Literacy Council and/or the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

Thomas Alexander
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Storekeeper Thomas Alexander, 67, died Nov. 13, 1999.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Alexander was a resident of Virginia Beach for 38 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 30 years of service. After the Navy, he was a logistics specialist for C.A.C.I., where he retired after 18 years. Mr. Alexander volunteered at Holy Trinity Parish School.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor M. Alexander; sons, Dennis J. Alexander and wife, Claudia, and Kevin M. Alexander; daughters, Linda A. Davis, Debra A. Scott and husband, Bill, all of Virginia Beach, and Barbara A. Munden and husband, John, of Norfolk; grandchildren, Billy, Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, Ian and Skip Alexander, Mary Munden and Andy Davis; brother, Robert Alexander of New York; sister, Nancy Schmidt of California; sisters-in-law, Joan Massey of Florida, Frances Tilley of Virginia Beach and Kathy Grant of New York; and his beloved pet, Sassy.

A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with the Rev. Lou Ruoff, celebrant. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Mary B. Gerloff
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary B. ``Pat'' Gerloff, 75, of the 2100 block of Eagle Rock Road, died Nov. 14, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Gerloff was a native of Richmond, Va.

Services are pending. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Ida E. Peterson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ida Elizabeth Peterson, 94, passed on Nov. 14, 1999, in a local hospital.

She was born in Greenville, Pa. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Chesapeake General Ladies Auxiliary, Young at Heart Club, and the Ladies Class of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Peterson; a son, Merle Peterson; six brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth McGyver of Douglasville, Ga., Florence Lyda of Meadville, Pa., and Aldine J. Sawyer of Virginia Beach; a son, LaVerne Peterson of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, including Deana Sawyer Ralph of Virginia Beach and Dalton Sawyer of Chesapeake; 41 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Elbow Road, Chesapeake, by Dr. H.F. ``Chip'' Roberson and the Rev. Robert E. Ange Sr. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Samuel Rivera-Diaz

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Samuel Rivera-Diaz, 65, passed away on Nov. 13, 1999.

Mr. Rivera-Diaz was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Army. He served for 27 years, with two tours in Vietnam, and received several decorations, including the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Bronze Star. He had attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. He was a native of Juncos, Puerto Rico, and had resided in the Virginia Beach area for most of his life.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth Rivera-Diaz; a son, Samuel Rivera-Diaz Jr.; three daughters, Rita Adames, Lita Rivera-Cortes and Luz-Marie Stokes; eight grandchildren, Marta, Tonya, Marcela, Monica, Ismael, Jasmine, Lysette and Samuel; and a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other family members. He was the son of the late Antonio Rivera and Isabell Diaz.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pernell Boone Jr.
SUFFOLK -- On Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, our beloved father, brother, uncle and grandfather, Pernell Boone Jr., entered into eternal rest.

Pernell retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in March 1990.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Pamela S. Ruffin of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Vickie M. Eley of Suffolk; two brothers, Robert Boone and Tony Williams, and a sister, Marie Wright, all of Suffolk; three grandchildren, Kesia Gwaltney of Petersburg, Va., Shakebra and Tywann Eley, both of Suffolk; a son-in-law, William L. Ruffin; several aunts; an uncle; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A home going service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Grove UCC in Windsor, Va. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. The remains will be placed in the church by 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at 608 S. Sixth St., Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jane L. Hobbs
SUFFOLK -- On Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, the Lord called Mrs. Jane L. ``Snook'' Hobbs home while a patient in Obici Hospital. She was a native of Southampton County, born to the late Nathan and Mary Smith. She was the widow of Daniel Wilson Hobbs.

Mrs. Hobbs was a member of Sixth Street Baptist Church and its usher board. She was known as a person who always was ready to give a helping hand. During her life, she not only mothered her own children, but also acted as a surrogate mother to other relatives and friends. Mrs. Hobbs received joy from helping others in need within her family and community.

Remaining to cherish her memory include two daughters, Joyce Hobbs of Suffolk and Deborah Turner of Norfolk; a foster son, Raiford D. Smith of Portsmouth; two sisters, Hazel Britt of Suffolk and Celestine Rice of Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers, Rossie Smith of Courtland, Va., and James Smith of Suffolk; three granddaughters, Tanya L. Hobbs, Quinae S. Turner and Monchea C. Turner, all of Norfolk; a great-grandchild, Danjaia Turner, also of Norfolk; four brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sixth Street Baptist Church, Suffolk. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Her remains will be placed in the church at noon. The family will be at 908 Woodruff St., Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Otis E. Francis
AHOSKIE -- Otis Elwood Francis, 85, of the 600 block of E. Stokes St., died Nov. 14, 1999. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Memorial Gardens. Garrett Funeral Home is in charge.

Lula Belle T. Lane
HERTFORD -- Lula Belle True-

blood Lane, 93, formerly of Hertford, died Nov. 13, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Happy Home Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

Carl N. Owens
HERTFORD -- Carl Newby Owens, 70, of Route 7, died Nov. 14, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Cedar Wood Cemetery. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

Viola E. Carawan
VIENNA -- Viola Evelyn Carawan, formerly Evelyn Mason, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, died Nov. 13, 1999, at Iliff Nursing Center, Dunn Loring, Va.

She was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., on Sept. 3, 1922. She moved to Norfolk in 1941, where she met and married her husband of 56 years, Joseph Wilbert Carawan of Engelhard, N.C. They spent 31 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. They retired to Virginia Beach in 1975, where they traveled the country in their RV. They moved to Vienna, Va., in October 1998 to be closer to their family.

Her husband and one daughter and son-in-law survive her, Cheryl and Joseph Vermillion of Vienna. She has two granddaughters, Angie Meehan, now stationed in Japan with her husband, Dr. Sean Meehan, and Alyssa Vermillion, who lives in Atlanta. She also leaves one brother, Dwain Hunter Mason and his wife, Sherma Mason of Chesapeake. She was the sister of David Stanley Mason, now deceased.

She was a member of Kempsville Church of Christ in Virginia Beach. Minister Randall Childress and Raffael Farrow Jr. will conduct a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Swan Quarter Christian Church. The family will receive friends and guests from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery.


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