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Nina R. Cheney
CHESAPEAKE -- Nina Ruth Cheney, 83, of the 33000 block of Baldwin Road, Solon, Ohio, died Nov. 15, 1999. Her remains will be sent from Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, to Kindrich-McHugh-Steinbauer Funeral Home, Solon, for services and interment.

John A. Frost Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- John A. Frost Jr., 62, died Nov. 15, 1999. Mr. Frost was born April 7, 1937, in Norfolk County to John and Mary Ann Dozier Frost. He was retired from the Chesapeake School Board System, was the past president of the Great Bridge Jaycees, and a member of VEA/CEA Chesapeake Education Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Frost is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Frost; two sisters, Frances F. Redford of Virginia Beach and Elizabeth Ann Filderman of Stuart, Fla.; a brother, Jerry D. Frost of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department, Washington District.

David Gray Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- David Gray Jr., 72, of the 3200 block of Sir Meliot Drive, died Nov. 14, 1999.

Born in Galveston, Texas, he had retired as a third-class petty officer from the U.S. Navy and was the widower of Rosa Lee Gray.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn and Rosemary; two sons, David and Steven; a sister, Helen G. Folson of Essexville, Mich.; a special granddaughter, Carlethia Frost; and a host of other loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and loving friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Church of Deliverance No. 2 by Pastor Emanuel Sexton. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda L. Pendergraft-Quash
CHESAPEAKE -- Linda L. Pendergraft-Quash of the 900 block of Main Creek Road passed quietly and peacefully into eternal peace Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Chesapeake General Hospital. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of Adolphus L. Sr. and Gladys Martin Pendergraft and the wife of James M. Quash Jr.

Linda was a retired social studies teacher from the Chesapeake public school system. She was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church and a member of St. Julia's Guild, Daughters of the King and the Episcopal Church Women. She was a 1969 graduate of Crestwood High High School and a graduate of Elizabeth City State University. She received her master's degree from Virginia State University. A very civic oriented person, Linda was a member of the Chesapeake Civic Chorus, Chesapeake Pilot Club and the Chesapeake Youth Club. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Monique-Quash and a son, Jason Andersen Quash. She will also be sorely missed by her brother, Adolphus L. Pendergraft Jr. and his wife, Gwendolyn W. Pendergrapt; father- and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Quash Sr.; and a sister-in-law, A. Nishea Quash.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church by the Rev. Fr. Harold J. Cobb. A family hour will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Riddick Funeral Service where the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Negro College Fund and the Scleraderma Foundation.

Alfred B. Cramer III
NORFOLK -- Dr. Alfred B. Cramer III, 67, a retired physician, died Nov. 15, 1999, in his residence.

Born April 23, 1932, in Norfolk, Dr. Cramer practiced medicine in Richmond after graduate work at MCV. After moving to Culpeper, he was in private practice for more than 30 years. He was a clinical instructor in medicine for MCV and an assistant professor of medicine at University of Virginia. He was on the staff at MCV, Johnston Willis, Fauquier and UVA hospitals. Dr. Cramer was chief of staff at Culpeper Memorial Hospital and longtime director of the ICU-CCU. He was a member of the Southern Medical Association, Medical Society of Virginia, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine and co-author of several papers. He served in leadership capacities in many local endeavors including president of the American Cancer Society, Heart Association, area board of the VMI Alumni Association, and later on the national board.

He was a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce, and received the Jaycees distinguished service award in 1966. An active Republican, he served as a delegate to state and national conventions. He was chairman of the 7th District Republicans and from 1979 to 1983 served as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Dr. Cramer was the son of the late Alfred B. Cramer Jr. and Gladys Short Cramer. Survivors include his wife, Linda M. Cramer of Culpeper; five children, Alfred B. Cramer IV of Richmond, Stephen B. Cramer of Richmond, Christopher S. Cramer of Germantown, Md., Peyton R.T. Cramer of Remington, Va., and Carolee C. Lewandowski of Norfolk; and a sister, Elizabeth W. Goldman of Smithfield, Va.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Alan Hooker and the Rev. John Jordan. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, VA 22701; American Cancer Society, 246 E. Davis St., Culpeper, VA 22701; or the VMI Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450.

Daisy W. Darby
NORFOLK -- Daisy Bell Williams Darby died Nov. 14, 1999, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Darby was a volunteer worker at Lake Taylor Hospital. She was a missionary and a member of the Way of the Cross Church of God in Christ, serving on the usher and mothers boards. She also was a member of the United Order of Tents No. 730.

Survivors include her husband, Wesley Darby Jr.; her mother, Rachel Owens Williams of Elloree, S.C., a daughter, Clestine Darby of Greenbelt, Md.; five sons, Albert Darby of Virginia Beach, Marion Darby of Norfolk, John Darby of Chesapeake, Eugene Darby and Shawn Darby, both of Norfolk; a sister, Leavy Mae Haynes of Santee, S.C.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Lee's Friends of Norfolk.

Barbara A. Hall
NORFOLK -- Barbara A. Hall, 52, of Godfrey Avenue died Nov. 13, 1999. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Wilbur D. Marshall
NORFOLK -- Wilbur Dale Marshall, 72, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999.

He was born in Norfolk on March 7, 1927. He was a 1945 graduate of Maury High School and served in the Occupational Forces of the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. Mr. Marshall was a 1950 graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute, where he was a member of Chi Epsilon Fraternity, a national honorary civil engineering fraternity. He was a registered Professional Engineer and senior associate in the firm of R. Kenneth Weeks Engineers, where he practiced since 1957 and was responsible for the design of major civil works both stateside and abroad.

Mr. Marshall was a past president of the Norfolk Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, held membership in the Society of Professional Engineers, and the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads. In 1996, he was chosen for membership in the prestigious Hardy Cross Hall of Fame at Old Dominion University. He also served for many years as a member of the Design Review Committee for the city of Norfolk. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, where he served on the Session. He was a past president of the Norfolk Host Lions Club and was instrumental in establishing the Norfolk Lions Medical Eye Bank.

Survivors include his wife, Betty T. Marshall; children, Dale M. Miller of Richmond, Drew Marshall and his wife, Jeanne, of Tamarack, Fla., Ann M. Baker and her husband, Kenny, of Virginia Beach and Dr. David T. Marshall and his wife, Beth, of Norfolk; six grandchildren, Catherine Miller, Ryan Baker, Carrie Baker, Woody Marshall, Virginia Marshall and Amanda Marshall; a sister, Betty Lou Witten of Williamsburg; and a brother, Robert G. Marshall of Vienna, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk by the Rev. James Wood, Dr. J. Shepherd Russell and Chaplain Robert Warren. Burial will be private in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at Cox Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today for visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norfolk Lions Medical Eye Bank, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk or to the American Cancer Society.

Thomas L. McElvy
NORFOLK -- Thomas Leverette McElvy, 80, a resident of Norfolk since 1957, passed away Nov. 14, 1999, at Lake Taylor Medical Center.

Born in Paris, Texas, he owned several successful businesses over the years, most notably Dixie Television Repair and Dixie Burglar Alarms Inc. He was a member of the Ocean View Democratic Club and American Legion Post No. 327.

He was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Ann McElvy. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Cynthia Ann and Robert Weldon of Virginia Beach, Christopher Thomas and Christina McElvy of Virginia Beach, Leverette Leondis and Susan McElvy of Roanoke, Va., and Thomas Arthur Trimble and Eva McElvy of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren, Victoria McElvy, Christal McElvy, Jonathan Grover-McElvy, Charles McElvy and his wife, Suzanne, of Stafford, Va., William McElvy, Adam McElvy, Shane McElvy and Ashley McElvy of Roanoke; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Paige Jarrett; a sister-in-law, Nancy Louise Ball of Norfolk; two pets, Lady and Smokey-Jo; and numerous friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at 1500 Stace Court, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Audrey B. Pope
NORFOLK -- Audrey B. Pope, 60, of the 7000 block of Diven St., died Nov. 12, 1999. A graveside service will be at noon Thursday in St. Luke Cemetery. Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.

Pauline A. Taylor
NORFOLK -- Pauline Abrams Taylor died Nov. 5, 1999. A private service will be held at a later date. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.

Gary D. Walton
NORFOLK -- Gary D. Walton, 37, died Nov. 15, 1999.

He was a painter for Davis-Vincent Interiors in Norfolk. He was predeceased by his mother, Lucy B. Walton, and a brother, Doug Walton.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Alvin D. and Edna A. Walton of Glenns, Va.; two sisters, Faye Walton of Christchurch, Va., and Wanda J. Walton of Glenns; a nephew, Chris A. Brightwell of Christchurch; and a beloved friend, David V. Cacace of Norfolk.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda. Interment will be in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gloucester County. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, VA 23072.

Mary A. Watts
NORFOLK -- Mary A. Watts, 57, of the 1000 block of Dubose Drive, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 11, 1999.

Mrs. Watts was born in Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Earl and Hattie Teel. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Watts Jr.; two sons, Lawrence M. Harris Jr. of Chesapeake and Reginald W. Harris and wife, Dottie, of Norfolk; a sister, Ruth T. Brown and husband, Mark, of Norfolk; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a niece; two great-nieces; a nephew; a godchild; a special cousin, Emma Rodger and husband, William, of Norfolk; and a host of other cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday at First Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Albert J. Wirmel
NORFOLK -- Albert J. Wirmel, 75, passed away Nov. 14, 1999. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he resided in Norfolk for most of his life. He retired after 33 years of service with the Norfolk Ford Motor Assembly Plant and had attended Norview Presbyterian Church.

A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by a brother, Richard Wirmel, and sister, Lillian McGhee, of Cincinnati; a son, Michael Parrish of Douglasville, Ga.; four daughters, Diane Watson and Linda Miller of Douglasville, Karen Moore of Orange, Va., and Debbie Willis of Mary Esther, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Michael Philip Miller, Kristin Marie Miller, William Jacobs, James Jacobs, Tammy Beckman, Melissa Smith, Sara Parrish, Nicholas Parrish, William Wirmel and Brian Wirmel; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Norview Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Vernon G. Murray. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

William R. Breedlove Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- William Ross Breedlove Sr., 82, of Early Drive, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

A native of Portsmouth, he was the son of the late John M. and Elsie Ross Breedlove. He retired as an attorney at law after 53 years of practice and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he served as a first lieutenant in the South Pacific Campaign. Mr. Breedlove was recognized by the Virginia State Bar Association in June 1992 for 50 years of service. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Virginia Law School, Class of 1941. He was the vice mayor of Portsmouth and a city councilman, June 1958-July 1961; a past president of the Portsmouth Kiwanis Club, 1971-1972; past lieutenant governor of Kiwanis District 16, 1973-1974; and a charter member of the Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club. Mr. Breedlove was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and also taught the Men's Bible Class at Wright Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jean C. Breedlove; three children, William Ross Breedlove Jr. of Portsmouth, Jean B. Marraccini and husband, Al, of Chesapeake, and John C. Breedlove and wife, Phyllis, of Suffolk; six grandchildren, Gary L. James Jr. and wife, Jennifer, Stephanie J. Dickens and husband, Jerry, Kimberly J. Ashberry, Bryan Ross Breedlove, Andrew Miller Breedlove and William Clay Breedlove; a cousin, June S. Pasternak; and a very close friend, Dr. Emil Sayegh.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Revs. William Vann and Jason Duley. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church's Mary Lindsey Hester Children's Library or to the American Cancer Society.

Freda P. Kennedy
PORTSMOUTH -- Freda Polliard Kennedy, 80, of the 3200 block of Clover Hill Drive, died Nov. 15, 1999.

A native of Vanderrift, Pa., she was born Sept. 23, 1919, to the late Etna and Harry E. Polliard of Pennsylvania. She was a retired computer supervisor for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her husband, Alvin L. Kennedy; three nieces, Sharon Stalnaker and Penny Delia, both of Pennsylvania, and Beverly Saunders of Virginia; and four nephews, Timothy Delia, Terry Polliard and Lennie Vaughan, all of Virginia, and Irvin Vaughan of North Carolina.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. William L. Vann III. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23703.

Lula Mitchell-Brown
PORTSMOUTH -- Lula Mitchell-Brown of the 900 block of Vermont Ave. died Nov. 14, 1999, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Norman Friedman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Norman Friedman, 88, died Nov. 14, 1999.

Mr. Friedman was a native of New York City, and the widower of Eleanor S. Friedman.

Survivors include his daughter, Valerie J. Friedman Warsof of Virginia Beach; his son, Steven Friedman and his wife, Harriet, of Waltham, Mass.; his sister and brother, Rosalind Levitt and Joe Friedman, both of Florida; and five grandchildren, Beth, Alison and Elliot Warsof, and Merritt and Sloane Friedman.

Private services will be conducted at a later date in Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth El or to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Mary B. Gerloff
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary B. ``Pat'' Gerloff, 75, of the 2000 block of Eagle Rock Road, died Nov. 14, 1999, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

Mrs. Gerloff, born in Richmond, was the daughter of the late Margaret Marrin Bernardini and Frank M. Bernardini. She was the widow of John B. Gerloff Sr. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Gerloff was retired from Life Savings Bank and was also a retired schoolteacher with the Virginia Beach School System.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie Gerloff Santos and her husband, Dennis, of Virginia Beach, Patricia Gerloff Gilbert and her husband, Benny, of Chesapeake; three sons, G. Chris Gerloff and his wife, Robin, of Norfolk, John B. Gerloff Jr. and his wife, Madeline, of Houston, Texas, and Michael G. Gerloff and his wife, Vickie, of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Gerloff Bogan.

Also surviving are her four sisters, Ann B. Girardeu of Jacksonville, Fla., Anita B. Flynn of Arizona, Theresa B. McGirt of Charles City, Va., and Frances B. Flemming of Quinton, Va.; one brother, Marrin Bernardini of Orlando, Fla.; her 13 grandchildren, Jodi B. Harper, Nancy Bogan, Todd Bogan, Staci Gerloff, Dennis Santos Jr., Patrick Santos, Christopher Santos, Jonathan Santos, Ryan Santos, Benjamin Gilbert, Jacqueline Gilbert, Amanda Gerloff and Nichole Gerloff; and one great-grandson, Joshua Gerloff.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Norfolk. A Christian Wake service will be said at 7 p.m. today in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel.

Frank D. Hudson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Frank D. Hudson, 65, of the 1000 block of Tradewinds Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999.

He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. He received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart Medal as a combat master sergeant for the 4th Evacuation Hospital.

A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Nancy Hudson of Virginia Beach; three sons, Robert Hudson of Virginia Beach, Paul Hudson of Chesapeake and Dennis Cason of Atlanta; three grandsons, Bobby, Christopher and Jeremy Hudson of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Willie Hudson and his wife, Dorothy, and Lindsey Hudson and his wife, Della, all of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Nellie Foreman of Norfolk, Vivian Vikas of New York and Emma Barnes of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Ann Sessoms of Norfolk, Jane Watkins of Indiana and Camille and her husband, Jay Watson, of Chesapeake, along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his ``Maryview family'' of devoted co-workers and staff at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth.

He was a member of the National Surgical Assistance Association and was employed with Maryview Hospital for the past 24 years.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Pastor Rex Frost. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Military honors will be performed at the grave. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Floyd E. Kellam Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Floyd E. Kellam Jr., 70, of the 2300 block of Princess Anne Road, died Nov. 14, 1999, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Mr. Kellam, born in Norfolk, was a resident of Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach all of his life. He is the son of the late Judge Floyd E. Kellam Sr. He was a member of Nimmo United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach and chairman of the Administrative Council.

He was a graduate of Duke University, where he received his law degree. He was a member of the Virginia Beach, Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Associations, the Virginia Marine Science Museum Foundation and its Board of Trustees, Virginia Beach Vision Inc., Norfolk Sports Club, Duke University Alumni Association and ``Iron Duke Club.''

Mr. Kellam was appointed to the board of First Coastal Bank (formerly Virginia Beach Federal Savings Bank) Sept. 21, 1967, serving as vice chairman from Feb. 11, 1988, then chairman until the merger with Centura Bank on March 26, 1999. He was chairman of Centura Bank's Corporate Advisory Board from March 26, 1999 until his death.

Survivors include his mother, Annie Bateman Kellam of Virginia Beach; his two sisters, Anne Goffigan Kellam Robertson of Virginia Beach and Rebecca Kellam Chalmers and husband, Norman, of Richmond; his nieces and nephews, Robert John Robertson III and wife, Carolyn, Anne Randolph Robertson Schmudde and husband, Eric, Martha Bruce Robertson Lazar and husband, Mike, Annie Catherine Chalmers Beale and husband, Christopher, and Cameron Dow Chalmers; great-nieces and great-nephews, Michael Thomas Robertson, Katherine Byrd Robertson, Davis Robert Schmudde and Kellam Anne Schmudde.

A church service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nimmo United Methodist Church by the Rev. James N. Earley II. Burial will follow at Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Nimmo United Methodist Church, 2200 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, or charity of choice.

Kathleen M. Murphy
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kathleen Marie Murphy, 72, of the 1200 block of Eagle Way, died Nov. 13, 1999.

Born in Lowell, Mass., she was a retired national newspaper columnist. She was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Martin H. Murphy; a daughter, Roberta Obenaus and her husband, Scott, of Virginia Beach; two sons, Kenneth William Murphy of Boston, Mass., and Mark Peterson of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Obenaus and Clayton Peterson. She was preceded in death by her son, Lance Peterson.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist building fund.

John P. Picataggi Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- John Phillip Picataggi Jr., 50, died in a hunting accident on Nov. 12, 1999.

Mr. Picataggi, was born in Norfolk, on Oct. 31, 1949, and was the son of the late John Phillip Picataggi Sr. As a young man, he was a musician who played in a band on the East Coast, served in the U.S. Navy, was a merchant seaman and worked at Virginia International Terminals for 25 years as a buyer. He attended Rock Church of Virginia Beach.

John was an avid sports fisherman and hunter. He participated in many fishing tournaments and won numerous trophies and citations. He was a member of a hunt club and was a skilled marksman. John will be remembered for his sense of humor, and was a good friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include a brother, Jack Picataggi and wife, Joanne, of Williamsburg; a niece, Toni Kreger of Chesapeake; nephews, John Picataggi of Virginia Beach and Joseph Picataggi of Newport News; his ex-wife, Susan Henderson; and step-son, Zachariah Picataggi and wife, Krisha.

A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. Stephen Chiyka. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements.

Arthur L. Walker
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Arthur L. Walker, 80, a World War II veteran formerly of New London, Conn., passed away suddenly on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1999. Private family services have been held.

Glenn M. Walsh
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Glenn M. Walsh, 37, of the 500 block of Abbot Muse, died Nov. 13, 1999, at a local hospital. He was born in Virginia Beach and was employed at the paint shop at Checkered Flag.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Lou Brite Walsh of Virginia Beach; two brothers and their wives, Berry D. Walsh Jr. and Debra H. Walsh, Richard W. Walsh and Judith E. Walsh, all of Virginia Beach; three nieces, Krystin, Tiffany and Karen Walsh; and a nephew, Dex Walsh. He was predeceased by his father, Berry Dexter Walsh Sr.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by the Rev. Garland Hines Sr. followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. in the Austin Family Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, N.C. The family will receive friends at the home of Berry and Debra Walsh, 5212 Morris Neck Road, Creeds Area, Virginia Beach, on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until.

Martha J. Bates
SUFFOLK -- Martha Jean Bates, 67, of Renius Lane, died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Applewhite Funeral Home.

Frederick L. Gardner
SUFFOLK -- Frederick Lee Gardner, 78, a retired painter with Planters, died Nov. 14, 1999.

Born June 10, 1921, in Nansemond County, he was the son of the late Hiram Jordan and Vernan Mae Hobbs Gardner. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Lee Gardner; sister, Lottie Gardner Duck; brothers, Broadus Gardner, Hiram J. Gardner Jr. and Rochell Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church and was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Sherrill Gardner; brothers, Thomas Gardner of Windsor and Charles Gardner of Spartanburg, S.C.; and sister, Lucy Gardner Richwine of Richmond.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Addie H. Rea
SUFFOLK -- Addie H. Rea, 90, formerly of Hamilton Ave., Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 14, 1999, at her granddaughter's home. She had been residing with her granddaughter, Juanita Newbill, in Suffolk.

Born in Leechville, N.C., she was the widow of Edward H. Rea.

She is survived by a son, Edward H. Rea Jr. of Portsmouth; a brother, E.M. Harris of Portsmouth; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, by the Rev. Allen L. Dooley. The family will be at 42 Greenbrier Road, Portsmouth. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge.

Walter P. Bunch
ZUNI -- Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Walter Perlie Bunch, 88, of the 8400 block of Cut Thru Road, died Nov. 14, 1999, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Gates County, N.C., Mr. Bunch was the widower of Sallie Stephenson Bunch and was the son of the late William Luther Bunch and Mattie Jane Twine Bunch. A Navy veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he retired from service after 30 years.

He was a charter member of Marantha Bible Church, where he had served as Sunday school superintendent and a teacher. He was also a member of Purdie Masonic Lodge No. 170, Windsor, and retired from the Officer's Association.

Survivors include nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews; and a special friend, Marjorie Sams Anjal of Virginia Beach.

A funeral will be held at at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home by the Revs. John Spencer and James E. Crocker. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery with military honors. Friends may join the family at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today and other times at the residence.

William G. Carrow III
BELLE HAVEN -- William George Carrow III, 84, of the 36100 block of Belle Haven Road, died Nov. 15, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Belle Haven Cemetery. B.D. Holland, Nassawadox, is in charge.

Ocillee B. Fox
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Ocillee Bowden Fox, 81, died Nov. 14, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Salyer Funeral Home.

Walter Lawrence
GREENBACKVILLE -- Walter Lawrence, 70, died Nov. 14, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague.

Crawford L. Armstrong
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Crawford Lee Armstrong, 71, of the 1100 block of Sixth Ave., died Nov. 14, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Emporia, Va., he was a retired supervisor of the pipe shop for Norshipco and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 44, A.F.&A.M. in Chesapeake.

Survivors include his wife, Mary J. Armstrong of the home; a daughter, Robin Horne of Chesapeake; a stepdaughter, Sherry Hudson of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, Robert A. Armstrong and Crawford Lee Armstrong Jr., both of Chesapeake; a stepson, Robert Fitchett Jr. of New Canton, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Harry R. Armstrong
BARCO -- Harry Roosevelt ``Pete'' Armstrong, 80, of the 100 block of Little Joe Lane, died Nov. 15, 1999. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Julian B. Cartwright Jr.
ELIZABETH CITY -- Julian Brant ``J.B.'' Cartwright Jr., 55, of the 100 block of Brantwood Drive, died Nov. 14, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Helen A. Chambers
CRESWELL -- Helen Alexander Chambers, 64, of Deep Creek Road, died Nov. 14, 1999, in Martin General Hospital. She was a member of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Mrs. Chambers was the daughter of the late Lucy Pritchett Alexander and the late Alvah W. Alexander. Surviving, other than her mother, is her husband, Albert Chambers; five daughters, Tanya Little of Matthews, N.C., Brenda Everett of Greenville, N.C., Darlene May of Elizabeth City, Sabrina Lyle and Rachele Carlisle of Plymouth, N.C.; two sons, Tony Ambrose of Windsor, Va., and Allen Chambers of Henderson, Ky.; two brothers, A.W. Alexander and Bobby Alexander of Creswell, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, Edenton, by the Rev. Danny Gurganus. Burial will follow at Azalea Memorial Gardens, Columbia, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Edenton. Memorials may be made to the church.

Howard G. Minton
AULANDER -- Howard Grayson Minton, 71, of the 600 block of Carroll St., died Nov. 14, 1999, at his home.

Born in Bertie County, N.C., he was a retired rural letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service and also a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member and deacon of Connaritsa Baptist Church, a member of Davie Masonic Lodge No. 39, A.F.&A.M., a former member of the Aulander Ruritan Club and a member of the Investment Club. Mr. Minton was a veteran of World War II.

Predeceased by his wife, Irene Jernigan Minton, he is survived by a son, Joseph G. Minton of Murfreesboro, N.C.; a grandson, Gray Minton of Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amy Minton of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Revs. Allan Mizelle and Robert White. Burial will be in Aulander Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Connaritsa Baptist Church, P.O. Box 160, Aulander, NC 27805.

William J. Stover Jr.
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- William Jarden Stover Jr., 76, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 1999.

Mr. Stover, born in Trenton, N.J., was a retired job placement officer for the Department of Labor for the State of New Jersey. He was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 16-07, First Flight Lions Club and was active in the Republican Party.

He was the son of the late William J. Stover Sr. and the late Alice Flourney Stover. Mr. Stover was also predeceased by his first wife, Jean Border Stover.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Olsen Stover of the home; two daughters, Amy Stover-Bellapianta of Scotrun, Pa., and Kathy Reeves of Phillipsburg, N.J.; a son, Dale B. Stover of Far Hills, N.J.; a sister, Gini McCreary of Watertown, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, John Gianmarco Bellapianta, Rebecca Reeves and Jeremy Reeves.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's-by-the Sea Episcopal Church by the Revs. Charles E.B. Gill and William H. Blake Jr. Memorial donations may be made to the church building fund. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.

Sue T. Williamson
ELIZABETH CITY -- Sue Tuttle Williamson, 44, of the 200 block of S. Ashe St., died Nov. 14, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Esther B. Reilly
RICHMOND -- Esther Ballentine Reilly, 65, of Richmond and formerly of Winton, N.C., died Nov. 15, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville.

Mary Q. Seaborn
NEW POINT -- Mary Eldridge Quinlan Seaborn of Mathews County died Nov. 10, 1999, in Mathews, Va. She was the widow of George Franklin Seaborn Jr., who passed away in June 1987. The daughter of Charles Eldridge Quinlan from Towanda, Pa., and Annie Elizabeth Gudger Quinlan of Waynesville, N.C., she was born March 4, 1908, at the family home, Prospect Hill, in Waynesville.

A graduate of Peace Institute in Raleigh and Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, she was a social worker in western North Carolina during the 1930s. In 1939, she joined the American Red Cross and worked in its chapter in Alexandria, La. During World War II, she served in Europe with posts in Germany, France and England. After the war she was head of the Red Cross chapter in Fayetteville, N.C., before transferring to the Norfolk chapter. A resident of Portsmouth, she left the Red Cross in 1969 after 30 years of service and moved with her husband to Prospect Shore, their retirement home on Horn Harbor. She was a member of Christ Church of Kingston Parish in Mathews County, where she was a former member of the vestry and was active as well in many other parish activities.

She is survived by two nephews, Charles Christopher Crittenden of Lake View Terrace, Calif., and Robert Hinton Crittenden of Seoul, Korea; a niece, Ann Lane Crittenden Witt of Richmond; her husband's two nephews, James L. Seaborn Jr. of Richmond and Mathews, and George Thomas Overstreet of Mathews; six grand nieces and eight grand nephews. She will be missed by her many friends of long standing.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at Christ Church of Kingston Parish, Route 614, Mathews. Immediately following the service, the family will meet with all friends at the Mathews Yacht Club on Route 696.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church, Kingston Parish, P.O. Box 471, Mathews, VA 23109.

Susie Claude
PHILADELPHIA -- Susie Claude of the 6400 block of Green St. entered into eternal rest Nov. 12, 1999, at Integrated Health System at White Marsh, Philadelphia, Pa.

A native of Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Martha Jane Claude. She was born June 11, 1911. She joined Bryants Baptist Church, Courtland, at an early age.

Left to cherish her memories are two sisters, Elizabeth ``Topsey'' Smith of Franklin and Loana Joyner of Courtland; a brother-in-law, Willie Joyner of Courtland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bryants Baptist Church Cemetery, Courtland, by the Rev. Johnny Lyons. Her remains may be viewed at Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin, from 2 to 8 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister, Elizabeth Smith, 1207 Carrsville Hwy., Apt. 9D, Franklin, and will assemble for the procession at the residence of her sister, Loana Joyner, 22192 Medicine Springs Road, Courtland, at 1 p.m. James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Petersburg, is in charge.

William A. Crafford Sr.
FAIRLAWN, Ohio -- William Ashton Crafford Sr. died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, Fairlawn.

Glenda Osborne-Davis
LeGRANGE, Ga. -- Glenda Osborne-Davis of the 200 block of Wesley Way died Nov. 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rock Church. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

Elna F. Blake
CHESAPEAKE -- Elna F. Blake, 91, of the 700 block of Oak Grove Road, passed away Nov. 16, 2000, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Blake was born in Tyaskin, Md., and had lived in Tidewater for the last 70 years. She retired from Miller and Rhodes dept. stores, and was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church, and the Ruth Bible Class.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Jackson Blake Sr. Surviving are a son, William Jackson Blake Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Chesapeake; daughter, Mary Blake Underwood and husband, John Thomas, of Charlottesville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Moseley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Lupus Foundation.

Russell F. Dowdy
CHESAPEAKE -- Russell Franklin Dowdy, 51, of Sparrow Road, has been completely healed of diabetes and all the struggles of life. He is receiving all that God has promised to those who belong to Him.

Russell has deeply missed his parents, Katie and Owen Dowdy, and his best friend and brother, Bobby. Russell loved to laugh and he had a genuine concern for people who were struggling. He loved his son, Jeff, and his daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Hector Chavez, and adored his two-year old granddaughter, Lea Marie. He would want you to show love and compassion for his family including his siblings, Elinor Keys, David Dowdy, Barbara Baker; and his dog, Sparky.

Russell would want to encourage you to be an organ donor and give the gift of life as he has done.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth River Baptist Church, 601 Sparrow Road, Chesapeake, with the Rev. A. Wayne Cook officiating. Burial will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is handling arrangements.

God is good and his mercy is fresh and new each morning. Remember to take time to enjoy laughter and life. It is a very valuable gift.

Betty L. Gosma
CHESAPEAKE -- Betty L. Gosma, 76, of the 1100 block of Blackwater Road, died Nov. 14, 2000. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md., is in charge.

Nellie S. Harrison
CHESAPEAKE -- Nellie Sawyer Harrison, 95, died Nov. 15, 2000, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. Harrison was born Sept. 20, 1905, in Old Trap, N.C., to the late Will and Sophia Kight Sawyer. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years, Celus Gregory Harrison; a daughter, Florence Till of Chesapeake; two sons, Celus G. Harrison Jr. of Chesapeake and Curwood Harrison of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two sisters, Thelma Forbes of Old Trap and Laura Foster of Chesapeake; a brother, Elton Sawyer of Chesapeake; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Twifords Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Ben Hadly-Goggin. Burial will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cecil Ricks
CHESAPEAKE -- Cecil Ricks of the 100 block of Welch Road died Nov. 13, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Mr. Ricks retired as a material sorter and classifier (WG-5) from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 34 years of service. He was born in Norfolk County, Va., and a member of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, where he was a member of the Trustee Board and the Male Usher Board. His U.S. Army decorations include Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon. Mr. Ricks was predeceased by his parents, Ada Whitehurst Ricks and Willie Early Ricks, and a brother, Wallace Ricks.

Survivors include his wife, Olive Ricks of Chesapeake; four daughters, Ada Harris, Cynthia Ricks, Dawn Ricks and Valerie Ricks-Bell, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Dorothy Clemons of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Eric Ricks, LaTonya Ricks, Erica Harris, Renae Ricks, and Joseph and Jared Harris; great-grandsons, Ezra and Micah Ricks; and two sons-in-law, Joseph Harris III and Losko Bell.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Dr. Stanley D. Shepherd. Burial will be in St. Lukes Church Cemetery, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Esther M. Scott
CHESAPEAKE -- Esther Mae Scott of the 4100 block of Reid Street died Nov. 16, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital. Services to be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Troy M. Sterling
CHESAPEAKE -- Troy Mason Sterling, infant son of Patricia Anne and Steven Craig Sterling, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Besides his parents, Troy is survived by maternal grandparents, Nancy Jo and Clarence Anthony Williams of Portsmouth; paternal grandparents, David B. Sterling of Portsmouth, Sylvia and Rudy Tarr of Suffolk; great-grandparents, Tom Sterling, Mary Elizabeth and Carlton Drewer of Crisfield, Md.; great-great-grandmother, Ruth Drewer of Crisfield, Md.; uncles and aunts, Michael Williams, Bruce Sterling, Joan and Cliff Clow, Traci and Rick Sterling; and a host of other relatives.

A private graveside service was held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steve Hassell officiating. Cards may be mailed to 714 Shadowood Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23322. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge.

M. Theresa Bishop
NORFOLK -- M. Theresa Bishop, 73, passed away Nov. 16, 2000 at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Kollar and was the widow of TMC Walter W. Bishop who died on the USS Scorpion SSN-589 in 1968. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Scorpion Memorial Committee.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Etta Nolan and her husband, Art, of Newport News; two sons, John Charles Bishop and his wife, Darlene, of Kings Bay, Ga., and Michael Walter Bishop and his wife, Tami, of Richmond; five grandchildren, Sarah, Seth, Jacob, Liberty and Jeremy Bishop; two brothers, Charles Kollar and his wife, Peg, and Jack Kollar and his wife, Donna, both of Youngstown; and a sister, Julianne Myrvold and her husband, Mort, of Algonac, Mich.

A Mass will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church by Father Robert Brownell. The family will receive friends at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. by Father R. Francis Muench. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Elsie B. Roberts
NORFOLK -- Elsie Palmer Brown ``Betty'' Roberts, 99, died Nov. 15, 2000.

Mrs. Roberts was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10, 1901, the daughter of the late Thomas Janney Brown and Elsie Palmer Brown, and was the widow of James Walker Roberts. She was a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., and Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., and was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd.

Survivors include her four children and their spouses, James W. Roberts Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn., Susan R. Reed of Norfolk, Dr. Thomas J. Roberts of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert F. Roberts of Drakes Branch, Va. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Virginia B. Greer of Kennett Square, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd or to a charity of donor's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Sylvester Everett
PORTSMOUTH -- Sylvester Everett, 77, of the 3500 block of Spence Road, died Nov. 15, 2000.

Born in Clayton, N.C., he retired after 15 years as a mixer with Bryer's Ice Cream. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and Lodge No. 70, Order of Masons, Pennsylvania Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Everett; six daughters, Shanae Everett, Phyllis Everett and Shanda Everett, all of Portsmouth, Patricia Valodaz of Brooklyn, N.Y., Pearlie Chatman of Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., and Kathy Boston of Washington, N.C.; four sons, Rodney Everett, Rasheen Everett, Douglas Everett and Shawn Everett, all of Portsmouth; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two aunts; and a host of cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church by Bishop James M. Whitaker. 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 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

John D. Johnson
PORTSMOUTH -- John Douglas ``JD'' Johnson, 44, of Potomac Ave., died Nov. 12, 2000. A funeral will be at noon Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Tabernacle COGIC. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.

Virginia S. Roberts
PORTSMOUTH -- Virginia Lillian Sword Roberts, 79, died Nov. 15, 2000. Mrs. Roberts, a native of Lee County, Va., was a retired vice president and trust officer of Central Fidelity Bank and was one of the first female bank officers in Portsmouth.

During her career, she was a member and chair of the Tidewater Chapter of the National Association of Bank Women, a winner of the NABW's Lillian L. Wilkins Award, and a nominee for the prestigious Jean Arnot Reid Award. After retirement, she was active on the board of the Portsmouth chapter of the Center for Youth, formerly the Girls and Boys Club of America.

She was the daughter of the late Olan P. and Mary Edens Sword and was also predeceased by her brother, Dean W. Sword. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Roberts Arlov and Nick Arlov of Macon, Ga.; brother, James Howard Sword and wife, Jeanette, of Blacksburg, Va.; sister-in-law, Rachel Benzie of Portsmouth; nephew, The Hon. Dean W. Sword Jr. of Portsmouth; nieces, Mary Sword Cummings of Portsmouth and Regina B. Forehand of Chesapeake; great-nephew, Michael Dean Sword of New York City; and great-nieces, Katie Cummings of Portsmouth, Lindsay Forehand and Blair Forehand, both of Chesapeake.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, Suffolk. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Center for Youth, the Salvation Army or to the donor's favorite charity.

Dan C. Schierling
PORTSMOUTH -- Dan Schierling was born June 27, 1953, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Carl and Frances Schierling. He grew up in San Jose, Calif., where he met and married Judy Rogerville, now Renee Schierling. He served in the U.S. Naval nuclear reactor program, and has served his country since then as a civilian reator operator.

He is survived by his wife, Renee, and two sons, Michael and Joshua; his parents; his brothers, Tim and Jon; and sisters, Judy and Gioia.

Dan Schierling was a man of God. His life was one of loving service to all around him, starting with his famiy and overflowing into service to his church and community. As a graduate of Triune Biblical University, he served as a counselor at juvenile hall and at missions for the homeless in Fairfield and Sacramento, Calif., as well as in Norfolk. He was a faithful, loving husband and father; a selfless, wise and generous friend to all who were in need. The world is a better place as a result of his example. We will all miss him, but he would remind us that he is waiting for us with His Lord.

The Rev. Vic. Hildebrand will hold a Going Home Celebration at 7 p.m. today in Liberty New Testament Church.

Thomas Ward
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas Ward of the 2100 block of Nashville Ave. died Nov. 10, 2000. As requested, his body was donated to science. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at St. Mark Church.

Willie J. Whitfield
PORTSMOUTH -- Willie J. Whitfield, 52, of the 2300 block of Richmond Ave., died Nov. 15, 2000, at the Sentara Nursing Center, Portsmouth.

He was born in Martin County, N.C., and retired as an auxiliary operator for Southeastern Public Service Authority of Virginia after 10 years of service. He was the widower of Linda Whitfield.

He is survived by two daughters, Tanesha Whitfield and Katesha Whitfield, both of Portsmouth; two sisters, Virginia Brown and Vivian Daniels, both of Williamston, N.C.; three brothers, George Whitfield and William Whitfield, both of Williamston, and James Whitfield of Morehead City, N.C.; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, with the Rev. James Woods officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Williamston. Viewing will begin in the funeral home at 2 p.m. today. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home for the funeral.

Frances J. Finley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Frances J. Finley, of the 3100 block of Shore Drive and formerly of 1511 Commonwealth Ave. in Norfolk, died Nov. 16, 2000, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

Mrs. Finley was born in the Ghent section of Norfolk on Nov. 10, 1917, and was the daughter of the late and Harriette Kirby Johnson and Ralph W. Johnson.

She was a graduate of Miss Graham's School, Class of 1933, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sweet Briar College, Class of 1937. She was a lifelong member of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk.

Mrs. Finley was an accomplished gardener. She had a particular interest in roses and maintained rose gardens at her homes in Lochhaven in Norfolk and Linkhorn Drive in Virginia Beach.

She was a member and former president of the Garden Club of Norfolk, and a member of the Norfolk Junior League.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, James D. Finley II; and her nieces and nephews, L.D. Finley III and his wife, Nani, Margaret F. Boyce and her husband, Lee, Sara F. Smith and her husband, Reese, Patricia A. Finley and James D. Finley III and his wife, Angie.

A private graveside service will be conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery followed by a memorial service in the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, at noon Saturday by the Rev. Allen Johnson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Freemason Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund, 400 East Freemason St., Norfolk.

Cornelia J. Garvey
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Cornelia Jane Garvey, 76, of the 2200 block of Newstead Drive, died Nov. 15, 2000. No services are planned. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Thomas M. Malbon Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thomas M.Malbon Sr., 68, died in his home Nov. 11, 2000.

He was born April 5, 1932, in Princess Anne County, and was a lifetime resident of Virginia Beach. He was the son of the late William and Mary Malbon.

He is survived by his wife of 46, years, Jean; six children, Mandy Adams and husband, Bill, Jennifer Malbon, Thomas Malbon Jr., Beverly Malbon, Lori Fransoso and husband, Joe, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Mary Addesso and husband, Eric; six grandchildren; Nicole Adams, John Malbon, Jeffery Bonney, Thomas Addesso, Sophia Addesso, Jessica Fransoso; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Kevin Milcarek. Kellum Funeral Home is in charge. The family received friends at the home of Thomas Malbon Jr. following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to The American Cancer Society.

Jimmy Michael
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jimmy Michael, 64, died Nov. 14, 2000, in a local hospital. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road, is in charge.

Sheila A. Munden
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Sheila A. Munden, 58, of the 200 block of Remus Lane, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence on Nov. 14, 2000. She was predeceased by a son, Robert A. Munden Jr.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert A. Munden Sr.; two sons, John Munden and Michael Munden, both of Norfolk; a daughter and her husband, Debra Stephens and Bill Stephens of Virginia Beach; a granddaughter, Heather Stephens; as well as a host of family and dear friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Terry Crouch. Family and friends can visit at the home of her daughter and son-in-law following the service.

``She will be missed and will be in our hearts forever.''

Irene K. Stroud
SUFFOLK -- Irene Kratzer Stroud, 102, a retired registered nurse and former teacher at Obici Hospital School of Nursing, died Nov. 16, 2000.

Born March 26, 1898, in Linville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Gidieon Lee and Bertie Cathrine Zirkle Kratzer and the widow of George Hugh Stroud Sr. Mrs. Stroud was a longtime member of West End Baptist Church. She had made her home at Nansemond Pointe for 18 years.

Survivors include her son, George H. ``Jack'' Stroud Jr. and his wife, Lillian S. Stroud; grandchildren and their spouses, Elizabeth James and Kevin Winston, Mary Irene and Tommy Davies, George Walter and Betty Stroud; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee Winston, James DeVaney Davies and Hugh Christian Davies.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at her son's home, 1328 River Road.

Memorial donations may be made to West End Baptist Church, 107 St., James Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is in charge.

Elizabeth O. Carter
NEWSOMS -- Elizabeth O'Berry ``Peter'' Carter, 85, loving mother, ``Nana,'' and great-grandmother, died Nov. 16, 2000.

A lifelong resident of Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Annie Vick O'Berry and the widow of Julian L. Carter. She was a member of Newsoms Baptist Church and its Fidelis Sunday School class, a longtime Pink Lady and member of the Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha C. Applewhite and her husband, Allen, of Courtland; three grandchildren, Gregory A. Applewhite and his wife, Courtney, and Christopher C. Applewhite and wife, Tracy, and Clifford A. Applewhite; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Ann Applewhite; a sister, Dorothy O. Fowler of Warrenton, N.C.; and a brother, Edward R. O'Berry of Newsoms. She was predeceased by two sisters, Sarah O. Austin and Virginia O'Berry; and two brothers, William T. O'Berry Jr. and James F. O'Berry.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hollywood Cemetery, Newsoms, with the Rev. Curtis Faison officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of Martha and Allen Applewhite, 23430 Indian Woods Trail, Courtland, and suggests that memorials be made to Newsoms Baptist Church, P.O. Box 312, Newsoms, VA 23874. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia A. Kee
BRANCHVILLE -- Virginia A. Kee, 93, died Nov. 14, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church, Branchville. Engram Funeral Home, Courtland, is in charge.

Evelyn M. Johnson
PARKSLEY -- Evelyn Mason Johnson, 93, died Nov. 15, 2000. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church. Williams-Parksley Funeral Home is in charge.

Betsy B. Sterling
PARKSLEY -- Betsy Baker Sterling, 66, died Nov. 14, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Allie Hall Jr.
ROXOBEL -- Allie ``A.V.'' Hall Jr. of Church Street died Nov. 15, 2000, at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Hall was the son of the late Allie Vance Hall Sr. and Pauline Acree Hall. He was a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church, a Mason, and member of Davis Lodge No. 13 and Eastern Star No. 291.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Futrell Morgan Hall; a daughter, Agnes H. Bracy and her husband Doug Bracy of Roxobel; a son, Michael Hall and his wife Doreen of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Matthew Hall of Virginia Beach; two stepdaughters, Brenda Pearson and her husband James Pearson of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Sue Morgan of Henrico, N.C.; a stepson, Paul Morgan of Gloucester, Va.; two stepgrandsons, Jesse Morgan and Jim Pearson; and four sisters, Pauline Johnson and Wilma Morris, both of Roxobel, and Gwendolyn Smith and Ruth Dilday, both of Murfreesboro, N.C.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Run Baptist Church by the Rev. Henry C. Boschen and the Rev. Lonnie Armstrong. Burial will follow at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, and other times at the home.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Lila C. Hall
ENGELHARD -- Lila Mae Cahoon Hall, 83, most recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, N.C., died Nov. 15, 2000, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.

Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Jabin Sylvester and Mary Belle Swindell Cahoon and was the widow of Raymond Clinton Hall, who died May 5, 1961.

Mrs. Hall attended the former Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing in Washington and graduated from Duke University School of Nursing. She worked at Watts Hospital in Durham and Duke Medical Center, where she retired after 19 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Raymond Jackson Hall of Durham; a daughter, Susan Hall Wilson of Manteo; a sister, Edna C. Gibbs, who resides at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter; and two grandchildren.

Preceding Mrs. Hall in death were five brothers and five sisters.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the gravesite in the Swindell Family Cemetery, Engelhard. Leon Williams and Steve Bryan will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to Roanoke Acres Church of Christ, U.S. Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, and at other times at the home in Engelhard.

Ella C. Jennette
BELHAVEN -- Ella Louise Corprew Jennette, 66, a resident of 28929 Hwy. 264 E, died Nov. 11, 2000, at Craven Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Leon ``Sparrow'' Jennette of the home; her mother and stepfather, Ludia G. and Steve Ebron of Pinetown, N.C.; four daughters, Geneva Gray of Brooklyn, N.Y., Brenda Gray of Greenville, N.C., Vivian Jennette of Norfolk and Mamie Jennette of Chocowinity, N.C.; five sons, Earvin Jennette of Raleigh, N.C., Walter Jennette of Pantego, N.C., Lennie Jennette of Norfolk and Timothy Jennette and Fritzgerald Jennette, both of Belhaven; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of Christ by Elder Barry James, pastor. Burial will follow in Jennette Family Cemetery. Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., is in charge.

Eula M. Umphlett
HERTFORD -- Eula Miller Umphlett, 90, formerly of 166 White Hat Road, died Nov. 16, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Berea Church of Christ. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Alyce Williams
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Mary Alyce Williams, 82, of the 500 block of Roanoke Ave., died Nov. 13, 2000. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Martha O. Butler
NEWPORT NEWS -- Martha Elizabeth Oliver Butler, 88, died Nov. 15, 2000. A native of Suffolk, she had been a Peninsula resident for more than 60 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Augusta and Elizabeth Oliver.

Survivors include her sister, Lucy Smallwood of Portsmouth; her great-niece, Peggy B. Jones of Newport News; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tower of Memories Chapel, Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge.

Chris Pitsilides
HAMPTON -- Chris Pitsilides, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000. A retired restaurant owner, he was born in Cyprus and immigrated to America in 1930 where he worked in New York at Jack Dempsey's Restaurant and then he opened his own restaurant for six months until he was called to military duty in 1941.

Chris was proud of his service in the Army 29th Infantry Division during World War II where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was one of 12 of 189 original members of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 116th Regiment who landed at Normandy on D-Day to come home together at war's end. Returning to the United States in 1945, he moved to Norfolk where he opened the U.S. Cafe' until 1950 when he moved to Hampton to own and operate the Acropole Restaurant. In 1964 he and his wife then owned and operated the C&M Cafeteria in Riverdale Plaza until 1977. He was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. He was active as a member of Hampton Elks Lodge No. 366 BPOE over 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Pitsilides; four children and their spouses, George and Sherry Pitsilides of Virginia Beach, Ellen and Andrew Keeler Abbitt of Newport News, Jerry and Susan Pitsilides of Schererville, Ind., and Katherine and Jim Milonas of Virginia Beach; 15 grandchildren, Kristina, Matthew, Nicole, Adam and Aaron Pitsilides, Rebecca and Alexis Maria Abbitt, Amy, Brian, Christopher, Dennis and Emily Pitsilides and Peter, Christopher and Stephanie Milonas. He is also survived by one sister and three brothers.

A Trisagion Service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton. A funeral will be conducted at noon today in Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Newport News, by the Revs. Peter Makris, George Chioros and Savas Constantinou. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

Memorial donations may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606.

Erleen Davis King
APPOMATTOX -- Erleen Marie Davis King, 80, of Appomattox, formerly of Portsmouth, died Nov. 15, 2000, in Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leslie B. King.

Mrs. King was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Lynchburg, Va., a daughter of the late Jesse Maynard Davis and Geneva Susan Crabtree Davis. Relocating from Lynchburg to Portsmouth in 1951, she and her husband owned and operated King's Food Market. She was a member of Craddock Baptist Church in Portsmouth and was a faithful member of the ladies prayer group, the Pastor's Bible Study and the Women's Missionary Union.

Mrs. King is survived by her daughters, Jeannine King Smith and husband, Jim, of Red House, Va., and Dianne King Beck and husband, Danny, of Newport News; seven grandchildren, Lezlie S. Green and husband, Keith, of Alberta, Va., Amy S. Blaha and husband, David, of Willis, Va., Stephanie B. Taylor and husband, Keith, of Bremerton, Wash., Joseph D. Beck III and wife, Andrea, of Newport News, Natalie B. Finn and husband, John, of Palo Alto, Calif., Jeffrey T. Beck and wife, Stefan, of Aviano, Italy, and Jason L. Beck of Newport News; and four great-grandsons, Justin Taylor, Jayce and Caleb Beck, and Colin Green. Predeceased by three sisters and one brother, she leaves behind a dear sister-in-law, Dorothy V. King, many nieces and nephews, and a lifelong friend, Lucille S. Conner.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake, and concluded at Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts should consider Craddock Baptist Church, Portsmouth; Liberty Baptist Church, Appomattox; Warfield Baptist Church, Wakefield, Va.; or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Edward J. Moore
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- The song of life for Edward James Moore, formerly of Hampton, was quieted on Nov. 12, 2000, in Palm Beach County, Fla.

A former USAF airman, he was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base for a decade. He was employed as a respiratory therapist by the Veteran's Administration Hospitals in Little Rock and Coatesville, Pa. Afterward, he relocated to Hampton, where he was employed at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Layphane Carneige of Fort Hood, Texas; three sons, Kenneth Edward Moore of Atlanta, Ga., kwami k. kwami, formerly known as Lorne Brandon Moore, and his wife, Janene Wiley of Norfolk and Jarriel DeMond Moore of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Jennifer-Anne Lorene Moore of Little Rock and Lauren Marlena Wiley of Norfolk; three sisters, Edna Moore and Evelyn Robinson of Norristown, Pa., and Denise Carmack of New York City; two brothers, Dennis Moore and his wife, Anita of Lantana, Fla., and Harold Moore and his wife, Gwen, of New York City; his former wife, Maudella Lorene Morehead of Little Rock; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Moore was cremated in Lantana, Fla. A private memorial service will be held in Little Rock, Ark., and Hampton. His cremains will be laid to rest at Hampton National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton Duckett Funeral Home, Little Rock.

Ernest G. Schultz
PALAS VERDE, Calif. -- Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Ernest G. Schultz died Nov. 8, 2000.

A 1952 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Col. Schultz was active in the aerospace, the tennis community of Southern California and Gideons International.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Trimyer, formerly of Norfolk; a son, Maj. Ernest G. Schultz Jr.; two daughters, Karen Brown and Beth Sloane; and four grandchildren.

Interment will be held today at Riverside National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service will be held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International in Nashville, Tenn.

Harold D. Snead Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Harold Douglas Snead Sr., 82, died Nov. 14, 2000, at West View Nursing Home in Louisville. A native of Hopkinsville, he was a retired owner and operator of the old Sneads American and Sneads Marathon of Louisville, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Masonic Lodge 820.

He is survived by sons, Harold Jr., Robert J. Sr., William E. and John L. Snead; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today.


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