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|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. today 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.
Esther M. Scott
Born in Norfolk County, she was a custodian with Chesapeake Public Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church Crestwood, where she was a choir member.
She is survived by her husband, Arthenus Scott; a daughter, Anita Harper of Cleveland, Ohio; a son, Ramon Nutter of Chesapeake; three sisters, Mattie Hurdle of Chesapeake, Doris Howard of Cleveland and Trina Harper of Detroit, Mich.; six brothers, Clifton Harper Jr. of Virginia Beach, Charles E. Harper, Ray Otis, Willie L. Harper, Rudolph Harper and Chandler Harper, all of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church Crestwood by the Rev. Anthony B. Rogers. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. Monday for the procession. The remains will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Monday.
Survivors include seven daughters, Selina Allen, Joyce Ali, Ruby Mason and Cynthia Spillers, all of Norfolk, Barbara Blount and Sherry James, both of Plymouth, N.C., Oliva Barrow of New York; two sons, Joseph Allen Jr. of Portsmouth and Clifton Harvey of Plymouth, N.C.; her mother, Rosa Mary Hedgebeth of Plymouth; three sisters, JoAnn Simmons, Betty A. Brown and Diane Downing of Plymouth; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk, by the Rev. Raymond Dempsey. Burial will be private. The family will assemble at 1000 Craig St., Norfolk, on Monday. Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Helen V. Atkins
She is survived by a sister, Mary Love Pace of Daytona, Fla.; and a brother, John T. Atkins of Norfolk.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to The Missions of Bayview Baptist Church.
M. Theresa Bishop
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 at 9 a.m. Monday in 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.
Anna B. Coe
She was born June 20, 1921, in Spotsylvania to the late Albert Thomas Blankenbaker and the late Lillie Dunavant Blankenbaker. Privately, she is considered by many to be an expert seamstress, making clothes, and other items. She was a member of Oakdale Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, for more than 40 years, where she taught Sunday School, was superintendent of the Sunday School, and an organizer for the women's prayer circle.
She is survived by her husband, Everett G. Coe; daughters, Janet Coe Mitchell of Norfolk and Mary Ann Coe Archer of Ridgewood, N.J.; and grandchildren, Chris Mitchell of Williamsburg, Sarah Archer and Geoff Archer, both of Ridgewood, N.J.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Va., by the Rev. Phil Kestner. Burial will be in Eleys Ford Baptist Church, Spotsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Coe to Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 550 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23505 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alison K. Heath
Born in Poplar Branch, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles Caleb ``Kelly'' Krank and Myra Poyner Krank. She retired from civil service with Naval Supply Center and was the widow of Edward Dempsey ``Demp'' Heath.
She is survived by three sisters, Eloise Strother and husband, Dr. Robert Strother, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ruth McClaren and husband, Robert, of Wallburg, N.C., and Marjorie Keefe of Norfolk; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thurman William ``Teddy'' Heath.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Known as ``Baby Sis,'' she was born in Norfolk and was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church where she served on the No. 1 Usher Board proudly. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, the United Order of Tents, and the Golden Girls Senior Citizen group of the Salvation Army.
She was predeceased by her husand, Willie Lamb; her father, William H. Patterson Sr.; her mother, Mary Patterson Harold; and a sister, Rosa Spady. She is survived by a sister, Geraldine Hinton of Virginia Beach; four brothers, William H. Patterson, Hilton T. Patterson of Norfolk, Melvin R. Patterson of Virginia Beach and retired Col. John T. Patterson of Mitchellville, Md.; a stepson, Willie Lamb Jr. of Uniontown, Pa.; and special friends, Vera Gregory, Rosetta Butts, Zenobia Poyner and Elizabeth.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at New Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Gilbert G. Campbell officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at the home of her brother, Hilton T. Patterson, 7412 Old Mill Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.
Charlotte W. Moos
Mrs. Moos had worked as a secretary for the U.S. government in several different capacities, most recently in the U.S. Custom House. She was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, as well as its Sisterhood, on which she had served as a member of the Board of Directors. She also was a member of Brith Sholom and Haddasah.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Moos of Norfolk; a sister-in-law, Elsie Hirsch; a nephew, Steven Hirsch and his wife, Pamela; a niece, Evelyn Schwimmer and her husband, Jeffery; and great-nieces, Jessica and Vanessa Hirsch and Carrie Fuchs and Lisa Schwimmer.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Michael L. Joseph, Rabbi Larry Forman and Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel. Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple or to a charity of the donor's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.
Anthony W. Whitehurst
He was born April 23, 1916, to the late David R. Whitehurst and Blanche Whitehurst Fowler and attended Norfolk Public Schools. He retired from Colonial Stores as a long distance truck driver after more than 40 years of service. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Dorothy Whitehurst. He was a lifetime member of New Saint Mark Baptist Church where he served as president of the Trustee Board, a member of the Male Chorus and was a dedicated Sunday School member until his health began to fail.
Tony loved life, family and friends and he lived it to the fullest. He will truly be missed.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Elsie Smith and Fannie Davis. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Antionette Horton and Juanita Whitehurst; a son, Jeseph Griffin; two brothers, David Whitehurst and William W. Whitehurst of New York City; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including an adopted daughter, Shirley Wright, and two very special friends, Clarence Calhoun and Earl Hackley.
We shall truly miss him, but in our hearts, he will be forever.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at New St. Mark Baptist Church, 1136 St. Julian Ave., by the Rev. Elmer Phillips Sr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be at Graves Funeral Home.
Isaac T. Washington Sr.
Born in Elgin, Texas, he retired from NADEP after 35 years and from Globe Life Insurance Co. after 15 years. He was a member of Bute Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, the Bible School, Marriage Club and New Members Club. An Army/Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Washington was a member of Lebanon Lodge of Masons No. 34.
He is survived by his wife, Augustine Washington; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Washington Harris and Samuel Harris III of Yorktown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Isaac T. Washington Jr. and Isolde Washington of Newport News, Ronald W. Washington of Portsmouth; a brother, J.W. Washington of Taylor, Texas; two grandchildren, Iann Tamra Washington of Waldorf, Md., Samuel Winston Harris IV of Yorktown; eight nieces; one nephew; cousins and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Bute Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Dr. Robert Murray. Entombment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will meet at the church for the funeral. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Vivian W. Talbot
Born in Norfolk County, she retired as a teacher from the Chesapeake and Portsmouth public school systems. Mrs. Talbot was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and was a 1938 graduate of Harrisonburg State Teachers' College.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, George E. ``Eddie'' Talbot Sr.; two sons, George E. Talbot Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Portsmouth, Fred A. Talbot and his wife, Cynthia, of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Andrew E. and Ashley L. Talbot. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Churchland Baptist Church by the Rev. Lawrence Coleman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the church building fund.
Norman E. Chalmers
Capt. Chalmers is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Jamele Chalmers; his son, Norman ``Happy'' W. Chalmers and his wife, Becky Kellam Chalmers, and their children, Annie C. Beale and husband, Chris, and son, Cameron D. Chalmers; his daughter, Sandra Chalmers McLaughlin and her husband, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Bruce C. McLaughlin, and son, Chalmers Bay McLaughlin; and his daughter, Frances Dea Chalmers and her daughter, Shelley Deanna Brown.
Capt. Chalmers graduated in 1939 from the first class at Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, New York. He was the first Navy captain on active duty to serve as a chapter president of the Hampton Roads Alumni Association. He sailed in the merchant fleet and obtained his unlimited Chief Engineer's License. He was appointed an ensign, USNR, aboard the USS Curtis AV-4, a seaplane tender, in April 1941, which was assigned to the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Curtis suffered extensive damage in the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. His wife, Frances ``Fudgie,'' was with him on the day of the attack. She worked for the Red Cross and was eventually evacuated, along with other American wives and children, to the mainland after the infamous attack. In 1942, he was assigned as the chief engineer to the USS McFarland AVD-14, which was subjected to bomb damage at Guadalcanal. His next assignment was to the USS Braine DD-630, which was hit in the engineering spaces by shore batteries on Saipan during the amphibious landing there. Capt. Chalmers was then assigned to the USS Cowpens CVL-25, a carrier in 1945. He spent the entire war in the Pacific Theater.
In 1946, he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and subsequently held the post of a military observer for the United Nations in Palestine as part of the Palestine Truce Commission. He later graduated from the General Line School in Monterey, Calif., and served as XO on the USS Wood DD-715, and then as commanding officer of the USS Watts DD-724 and the USS Laffey DD724. In 1959 he served as the Operational Readiness and Training Officer on the staff of the Commander in Chief, US Naval Forces, Europe, in London, England. In 1962, he assumed his last ship command of the USS Canisteo AO-99. He was commodore of Comservron 8 from 1962 to 1963. Capt. Chalmers retired in 1972 as Commanding Officer of the Navy Manpower and Material Analysis Center, Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk. He worked for QED Systems as divisional vice president and retired in 1986.
In recognition of his devotion to duty he was authorized to wear the following decorations: Presidential Unit Citation with one battle Star; Navy Unit Commendations with three battle Stars; American Defense Service Medal with one battle Star; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with nine battle Stars; Victory Medal WWII; Navy Occupation Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one battle Star.
Norman Chalmers was an active member of the Khedive Temple Shrine, 32nd-Degree Order Mason; Cape Henry National Sojourners; Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Salina, Kan., and the Grand Lodge of New York; the Disabled American Veterans; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 392; the Lynnhaven Sports Club; the American Society of Naval Engineers; a life member of the Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans; and a life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
He was an ``officer and a gentleman''; a devoted father to his children, their spouses, and his four wonderful grandchildren, but most of all, a loving husband to his devoted wife, Fudgie. When asked by his wife towards the end of his illness if he needed anything, he replied, ``Just sixty more years with you.''
He was our HERO and will be missed by all who knew him, especially for his humor and the ``twinkle'' in his eye.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Information Memorials (toll free), (800) 227-2345, or to the Hospice Volunteers Inc., 4663 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, 460-7822. Their help and tender care of Norman was appreciated by his family and it was invaluable.
The family will meet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Burial at Nimmo Church, Virginia Beach, will be private.
Edna D. Creekmore
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Cartwright of Virginia Beach; two sons, William M. Dean of Savannah, Ga., and Lloyd Dean of Chesapeake; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Rodney J. DeHart
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Charles Cassidy. Family and friends may visit at Pat and Rodney's home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23508-5216. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Grace E. Jaffee; three sons, Stephen R. Jaffee of Virginia Beach, Mark E. Jaffee of Columbia, S.C., Michael E. Jaffee and his wife, Mine T. Jaffee, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Kyle, Keith and Joshua; a brother, Theodore H. Jaffee; and a sister, Michele B. Kletter of New York.
A chapel service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, by Rabbi Michael E. Panitz, Cantor Elihu Flax and the Rev. Mark Delcuze. Burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ronald E. Murphy II
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Bulinda Murphy; his father, Ronald E. Murphy Sr. and wife, Bonnie Brown-Murphy, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Kevin Murphy of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Debra Ramsey of Fort Gratiot, Mich., Kelly Combs of London Ontario, Canada, and Tracy Murphy of Port Huron, Mich.; and two stepsisters, Barbera Olwin of Virginia Beach and Julie Brown of Kansas City, Mo.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Road, Newport News. Affordable Funeral Services is handling arrangements.
Albert C. Rauck Jr.
Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Albert C. Rauck Jr. and Emma Rose Reimer. He was a retired cartographer with 28 years of service with the National Ocean Survey (NOAA). Mr. Rauck was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and the National Association of Federal Employees, Chapter No. 974, Virginia Beach. He was also a member and past Master of the Masons, Waverly Lodge No. 152 AF&AM, Baltimore.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Louise McClure Rauck; two sons, Albert Carl Rauck III of Westerville, Ohio, John Edward Rauck of Roanoke; and two sisters, Virginia E. Rafferty of Baltimore and Roberta May Herdman of Kansas City, Kan. He was predeceased by his sister, Doris E. Bond of Baltimore. Also surviving are four granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A chapel service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, by Pastor Terry Clark. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Tiffany L. Boykins
Clarence H. Harrell Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lillie Britton Harrell; a daughter, Janet H. Blanton of Carrsville; two sons, Jimmie L. Harrell and Clarence Hudson Harrell Jr. of Suffolk; five grandchildren, Michael Vaughan, Kristy Schoch, Ronnie and Kari Harrell and Jessica Harrell; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Vaughan.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Carter Dey. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
David Ann Riddick
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. William Riddick; a son, Frank L. Davis; nine foster daughters; four foster sons; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a son, Willie Davis.
A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of God Saints of Christ, Suffolk. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will be at 4625 Hardy Drive, Suffolk, and will assemble at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at 4863 Towne Point Road, Suffolk. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.
John H. Williams Jr.
Bertha W. Colston
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Thomas Colston; a daughter, Judy W. Pulley; a son, Bob Warren; two sisters, Retha Vann and Nettie Ruth Futrell; a brother, Roger Martin of Milwaukee, N.C.; five stepchildren, William Lee Colson, Brenda C. Gibbs, Jerry R. Colson, Marvin Colson Sr. and Deborah C. Robbins; five grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 20 step great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ashley's Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ashley's Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Winford Hunter Sr.
Doris L. Lewis
Albert F. Whitaker Sr.
David B. Moore
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy McDonald Moore; daughter, Jennifer; his mother, Jean L. Moore of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and his father, Arnold C. Moore of Tampa, Fla.
David also known as ``Bear'' and ``Boo-Boo,'' was a 1965 graduate of Hampton High School and attended Old Dominion University after serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. He played baseball at Hampton High for the American Legion. He enjoyed sailing, white water kayaking, rafting and snow skiing. In 1976, he founded Hampton Schwinn Cyclery which later expanded into HDK Cycles. In addition, Mr. Moore was an avid pool player, relishing the challenge of a pool match. He was a longterm, active member of the Hampton Yacht Club, where he was known for his quick wit. In 1993, David served as commodore at the Yacht Club. David enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him. His spirit will forever reside in the waters of Hampton Roads and the warm seas of the Caribbean.
A memorial service was held Nov. 9, 2000, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Old Hampton with the Rev. Richard L. Vinson officiating.
Due to David's faith in Steve Hunt and Mike Miller, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the U.S. Sailing Assoc. (Hunt-Miller Campaign) for their 2004 Olympic efforts. The mailing address is Hunt-Miller Campaign, Hampton Yacht Club, 4707 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669. Arrangements are by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
Deborah Y. Reeves
Ms. Reeves was a 1971 graduate of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, attended Mary Washington College, and received a degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia.
She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Constance Reeves; two sons, Benjamin Andrew Reeves and Matthew Scott Reeves; a sister, Kimberly Stankey and husband, Robert, of Northern Virginia; and a brother, Stephen Yount and wife, Cay, of Virginia Beach.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 735 Park St., Charlottesville, with the Rev. Edward Hopkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Deborah Reeves Memorial Fund, c/o Albemarle High School Key Club, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Edna H. Fox
She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Gaston County, N.C., a daughter of the late James L. and Lillie Gaines Huffman Hanna. Mrs. Fox was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Norfolk, a graduate of Gastonia High School, and a volunteer and active in numerous civic organizations.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maphis Fox, twin brother, Frank, and brother, Robert Hanna. Survivors include her son, James C. Fox of Reston, Va.; a daughter, Nancy Fox Royster of Palm Harbor, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Neona Beamgard of Gastonia and Moena Infinger of Hamlet, N.C.
A graveside service will be held today at Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, at 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 12:15 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Mount Holly, with the Rev. Kenneth Langsdorf officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast, 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770.
Charles M. Gordan
Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Norfolk, he was the son of the late John Dozier and Lucy Baylor Gordan. He attended Norfolk Academy and graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and from the University of Virginia. He was a manufacturer's representative in Baltimore for many years.
He is survived by his son, Charles McIntosh Gordan Jr. of Dallas, Texas; his daughter, Helen Gordan Frick and granddaughter, Jessica Frick, of Westminster, Md.; a sister, Mrs. William N. Jeffers of New York City; a nephew and four nieces.
A service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Ruxton, Md.
Sylvia M. McCormick
Born May 2, 1914, in Faulkner, Kan., she was the daughter of Fred and Nettie Tinney Nash and attended Mount Pleasant School in Faulkner. She married Walter E. McCormick on Oct. 7, 1937, in Girard, Kan., who predeceased her. She was a homemaker and was baptized at the age of 14 in 1929 by the Rev. Ernest Jones at Faulkner Christian Church.
Survivors include four sons, Frank Nash of Kansas City, Mo., Larry McCormick and Fred McCormick, both of Denton, Texas, and Jerry McCormick of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Patricia Grant of Virginia Beach, Carol Ahmann of Texas, Jan Ferry of Columbus, and Rose Ann Shannon of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Pearl Burrows of Sherwin; a brother, Clarence Nash of Sunnyside, Wash.; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, several brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Shannon McCormick, in 1986.
A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Melrose, Kan., by the Rev. Dennis Johnson and the Rev. Jeff Martin. Murdock Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge.
Virgie S. Daughtrey
She was born in Norfolk County and had retired from Dixie Land Drive Inn after 12 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Daughtrey; a son and his wife, Raymond ``Bud'' Holland and Bonnie Holland; a sister-in-law, Jean Spruill; a brother and his wife, Carl and Gladys Spruill; a sister-in-law and her husband, Ida and Russell LaForge; and good friends, Charlotte L. Yahne and Ann Corbin. She was predeceased by her son, Marvin E. Williams; a sister, Gay Bowling; and a brother, L.S. Spruill.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Roger A. Gauthier. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, was in charge.
Cleties W. Welch Sr.
Born in Edenton, N.C., he was the widower of Isabella B. Welch. He retired Aug. 22, 1981, after 38 years at the Norfolk Supply Center. He was a member of Solid Rock Disciples, Norfolk, where he had been chairman deacon, an adult Sunday school teacher, adult Bible school teacher, Noon Day Prayer member, Wednesday Night Prayer member and Upper Room Prayer member.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Boone and her husband, Charles, of Gary, Ind., Evelyn Cousins and husband, Claude, of Chesapeake, Juanita Smith and husband, Willie, of Alexandria, Va.; three sons, Johnnie Welch and wife, Terry, of Pacific Grove, Calif., Manlus L. Welch of Suitland, Md., and Cleties W. Welch Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Suffolk; five sisters, Edna Lee of New York City, Bertha Outlaw and her husband, James, of Norfolk, Lillie Williams and her husband, William, of Edenton, Elizabeth Smith of Rochester, N.Y., and Bessie Welch of New York City; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Solid Rock Disciples, 1025 Kenton St., Norfolk, by Elder Floyd Parker and Elder James Cooper. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Evelyn and Claude Cousins, 4219 Wake Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.
Leonard E. Butts
Born in Norfolk, he was a forklift operator for Sheller Globe. He had completed the 11th grade.
Survivors include his mother, Mary M. Butts; five sisters, Lelia B. Haynes, Mary B. Patterson, Alma A. Drummond, Doris P. Butts and Cynthia B. Royster; three brothers, Willie H. Butts Jr., James B. Butts Sr. and Dwayne R. Butts; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Willie H. Butts.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Home, Granby St., by the Rev. Joseph Lassiter. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Newport News. Family and friends will assemble at 7938 Orchid Ave., Norfolk, for the procession.
Frank N. Gibson Jr.
He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Richmond. Mr. Gibson graduated from the University of Virginia where he and his wife, Ann, met as students. He was a member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. He was a retired government representative for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals. After retirement, he worked as a volunteer in Fairfax County and Norfolk in the office of Consumer Affairs. He served as an arbitrator and later as a certified mediator for the Better Business Bureau. He was an active participant in Harborfest, Festevents, and Habitat for Humanity. He received many awards for his volunteer work. In the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, he served during the occupation of Japan, where he was in the Signal Corps. He was a very active church member where he served as a deacon, choir member and was the treasurer of the Friendship Bible Class. At the time of his death, he belonged to Second Presbyterian Church.
He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, Ann Gibson; son, Frank Randolph Gibson and his wife, Julie; daughter, Kathryn G. Anderson; sister, Suzanne Madden; three grandchildren, Jessica Leigh Anderson, Dane Randolph Gibson and Haley Lane Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Steve Frazier and the Rev. Hubert S. Beckwith. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk VA 23505, or the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of Tidewater Funeral Choices.
She was the widow of Edward A. Heinz and had retired as manager of High's Ice Cream Stores. She had also worked as an aircraft mechanic during World War II. Mrs. Heinz was a member of the Norview Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Lafayette Presbyterian Church and its Hannah Women's Circle.
Survivors include two sisters, Claudia D. Holderfield of Suffolk and Laura D. Smith of Norfolk; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Emma Keefe and Beulah Reber.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Max Culler. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Matthews was a resident of Norfolk. She was affiliated with Freedom Church of God in Christ. She was a manager at Burger King for 1 1/2 years and later was employed at Gwaltney Packing Co. in Smithfield.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Matthews; two daughters, Echo L. Matthews and Tiffany L. Matthews; two sons, Travis ``J.R.'' Matthews and Terrell D. Matthews, all of Norfolk; her parents, Raleigh and Linda Filhiol Holloman; her biological father, Clarence Filhiol, all of Norfolk; a sister, Donna F. Warren of Windsor, Conn.; two brothers, Antonio B. Filhiol of Detroit, Mich., and Barnell N. Filhiol of Norfolk; and maternal grandmother, Eunice Outlaw of Norfolk; and grandmother, Ellen Holloman of Smithfield.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1100 Church St., by Elder Frances Askew. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Riddick Funeral Service, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
Fannie M. Painter
She was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., and was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church in Norfolk.
A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Goodwill Baptist Church. Interment will be in Betty Jones Cemetery in Virginia Beach. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
He is survived by a very close, devoted friend, Lynn Stokley; two daughters, Stephanie Stokley and Tiffany L. Stokley; and also the extended family of Herman S. Pryor of Portsmouth.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Steele-Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, formerly Serenity Funeral Home, by the Rev. Audrey L. Pryor-Mouizi. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Viewing will begin today at noon at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at 10:45 a.m.at the funeral home for the service.
Joyce A. Whitehead
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Whitehead; two sisters, Barbara Jean Freeman of Portsmouth and Qwendolyn Spratley of Portsmouth; three brothers, Robert E. Spratley of Norfolk, Raymond Spratley of Portsmouth and Earl Spratley of Seattle, Wash.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Steele-Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, formerly Serenity Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Viewing will begin at noon today at the funeral home where family and friends will assemble at 12:45 p.m. Saturday for the service.
Nettie C. Bonner
Mrs. Bonner grew up in Pulaski, N.Y. During World War II, she proudly served as a member of the U.S. Navy WAVES stationed in Washington, D.C. It was there that she met a young Navy man, John Wesley Bonner II, the love of her life. A faithful and devout servant of the Lord, Nettie Bonner was a member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, and subsequently Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, for more than 40 years.
Throughout her blessed life, Mrs. Bonner was well known for the warmth and compassion she expressed not only to her family and friends, but also to the shut-ins and those in need, who lived in her community. All who came into contact with her recognized her special talent for touching other people's lives.
Mrs. Bonner is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, John Wesley Bonner II; her brother, Walter Crouse of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, John Wesley Bonner III and his wife, Susan, and Robert Bonner and his wife, Thaida; two daughters, Jeannette Bonner Paulson and her husband, Lou, and Bonnie Hayman and her husband, Derick; 10 grandchildren, John Wesley Bonner IV, David Bonner, Elias Paulson, John Paulson, Brendan Bonner, Matthew Paulson, Erick Hayman, Chelsea Hayman, Robbie Bonner and Willie Bonner; and four great-grandchildren, John Bonner, Shawn Bonner, Jennifer Bonner and Samuel Bonner.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 409 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. James N. Ullian. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scott Memorial United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
Alta L. Dickerson
Mrs. Dickerson was a native of Norfolk, a devoted wife and homemaker. She had been a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church in Norfolk, D.A.R., and Meadowbrook Forest Garden Club. Mrs. Dickerson was predeceased by her daughter, Carmen M. Dickerson, and her husband, Otis J. Dickerson.
She is survived by her sons, David D. Dickerson and Rodney O. Dickerson of Virginia Beach; two grandsons, David D. Dickerson Jr. of Virginia Beach, and C. Meade Dickerson of Miami, Fla.; and three great- grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. David Lassalle. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Margaret Wooten Etheridge
Mrs. Etheridge was born in Pinetops, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Amos Monroe Wooten and Margaret Bullock Wooten.
She graduated from Peace Junior College in 1936 and Greensboro College in 1938. She then became a school teacher in Norfolk, and volunteered for many years with the American Red Cross and the Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was a former member of the Bay Island Circle of The King's Daughters and was a member of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church. She resided on Bay Island for the past 33 years.
She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 62 years, Joseph Ransom Etheridge; her son, Ransom Wooten Etheridge; granddaughter, Julianne Etheridge Inglima; and all other family and friends.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, 1264 N. Great Neck Road, by the Rev. George D. Heath. There will be a private burial in Pinetops following the funeral. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Santiago A. Livara Sr.
He was born in the Philippines and was a retired division supervisor in education in the Philippines. He was an Army veteran of World War II USAFFE.
He is survived by his wife, Leodegaria Teodoro Livara; three daughters, Zenaida and her husband, Emer, of Philippines, Thelma and her husband, Neil, and Myrna and her husband, Alan, all of Virginia Beach; two sons, Melanio and his wife, Julie, and Santiago Jr., an attorney, and his wife, Tessie, all of Philippines; a son-in-law, Percival; a sister, Epifania of Philippines; two brothers, Juan and Daniel, both of Philippines; a special niece, Norma Mangrubang and her husband, Abe, of California; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Leticia; and a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Mansueta.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Lena Pearl Jackson
Mrs. Jackson was born and raised in Norfolk and retired from Bell Atlantic after 36 years of service. She was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church and its Dorcas Ladies Circle and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Jackson Jr., and is survived by three nieces, Virginia Gail Vick of Virginia Beach, Donna Norris of North Carolina and Deborah M. Brown of Chesapeake; three nephews, Richard D. Ballew III of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles E. Wallace and Thomas L. Wallace, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Ruth Ballew of Jacksonville and Dorothy W. Powell of Norfolk; three grandnephews; four grandnieces; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rosewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard W. Lund officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.
Florence E. Malvas
Mrs. Malvas was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Attla County, Miss., to Larcy Franklin Davis and Myrtle Lavene McCrory Davis.
She was predeceased by two brothers, J.B. Parker of Sardis, Miss., and Larcy Davis of El Dorado, Ark.; three sisters, Annie Pugh of South Haven, Miss., Otil Brown of Mobile, Ala., and Dorothy Casey of Rosedale, Miss.; and a grandson, Patrick Cook of Tacoma, Wash.
Survivors include two sisters, Hazel Cochran of Kilmichael, Miss., and Mamie Makamson of Starksville, Miss.; four sons, Charles Cook and Robert Cook of Tacoma, James Cook of Norfolk and David Malvas of Virginia Beach; eight daughters, Gloria Meeks of Oaktown, Ind., Linda Gee of Chesapeake, Theresa Gaul of Claxton, Ga., Marcella Brothers of Norfolk, Loretta Keen of Lincoln, Del., Deborah Harman of Lexington, N.C., Sherrie Hunt of Virginia Beach and Carla Royce of Milford, Del.; 28 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was a proud and loving mother.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, by the Rev. Warren Wilson. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
Mary K. Mitchell
She was the widow of William Mitchell. She is survived by her children, William Mitchell and wife, Linda, of Franklin, Va., the Rev. Alvin Mitchell and wife, Phyllis, of Ellenburgh Depot, N.Y., Maryann VanArsdale and husband, George, of Virginia Beach, George Mitchell and wife, Samantha, of Milton, Vt., Robert Mitchell and wife, Sue, of Haverhill, Mass.; a sister, Jeanne Schwarz of Woodstock, Va.; a brother, Robert Koch of Atlantic City; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, John, Paul and Fred Koch, and sisters, Helen Ehlers and Audry Koch.
Mrs. Mitchell was very active and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post No. 392 and MOCA Post No. 9 of Virginia Beach. She served Post No. 392 and District No. 2 as chaplain for four years. Mrs. Mitchell also served as cancer chairman for Post No. 392 for three years in addition to serving the Virginia Beach Cancer Society as a volunteer to help raise money for research. With her granddaughter, Johanna VanArsdale, Mrs. Mitchell served as a volunteer to veterans and others in local nursing homes, Veteran and other hospitals, helping all to cope with the hardships and difficulties of life with the gifts of love, laughter and a sense of humor. She was a member of Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church for 10 years.
A Ladies Auxiliary VFW service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. The family will remain to receive friends until 8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Thalia Road, by the Rev. Fred McCall. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Early Childhood School Scholarship Fund or the Youth Group Scholarship Fund at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Jacinto O. Oller
Born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines, he retired as a mechanical engineer at Philippine National Railways. He was a member of Catholic Church of St. Mark.
He is survived by his wife, Carolina Oller; nine daughters, Norma and Jun Magpoc of Virginia Beach, Leonida and Eufemio Roble of New Jersey, Milagros and Ed Fradillada of Virginia Beach, Josefa and Danny Chapa of New Jersey, Elisa and Michael Drescher of North Carolina, Lourdes and Cirilo Villegas of Virginia Beach, Leonora and Tito Pantaleon of New Jersey, Elena Oller of New Jersey, Rosalie Oller Red of the Philippines; a son, Rolando and Aravel Oller of Chesapeake; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer Magpoc Burroughs, Jane Lynn Magpoc, T.J. and Anthony Fradillada, Emmanuel, Maricar and Maureen Roble, Marc Guzman, Kimberly Romero, Charles Jr., Mark Anthony, Christopher and John Paul Red, Gilbert Roland and Ashley Oller; a great-granddaughter, Tiara Jade Fradillada; and many in-laws, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Teresita Oller; a son, Carlos Oller; and a grandson, Carl Fradillada.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Catholic Church of St. Mark by Fr. Daniel N. Klem. Prayers will held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, then process to Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will also greet friends at the church after 6 p.m. today.
James W. Saine
He was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all. Jim was born in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov. 21, 1933, and was the son of the late D.L. and Nellie Todd Saine of Charlotte. He was an elder of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Jim retired from Max Ward-Delmar/Lifetouch Studios with more than 40 years of service.
Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ann Pruden Saine; children, Gregory W. Saine of San Diego, Calif., Douglas P. Saine and his wife, Deborah, of Chantilly, Va., and Sandra L. Rice and husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach; brothers, Allen, Carl and Dwight Saine; and grandson, Benjamin Douglas Saine.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Eastminster Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bob Hobson officiating. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park with the Rev. John Ramirez officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Mission or to Sentara Home Care Services and Hospice Program.
Jean B. Lotspeich
Blanche C. Baum
Lucille B. Eason
Born in Gates County, Mrs. Eason was the daughter of the late James P. and Bertha Eure Blanchard. She was a homemaker and had been a devoted caregiver for many members of her family. She was a member of the Gatesville Baptist Church, the Virgie Cross Sunday School Class, the W.M.U., and the Gatesville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Predeceased by her husband, Hubert Eason, she is survived by two sons, James Lee Eason and his wife, Myrtle, of Suffolk and Robert Hayes Eason and his wife, Nora, of Pomeroy, Ohio; two sisters, Jimmie Hand of Gatesville and Edith Condry of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Hubert Grady Eason, Carol Ann Eason, Micheal Eason, Bobby Eason, Linda Warner, Huey Eason and Robbie Eason; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Eason was also predeceased by another son and his wife, Hubert Thurston Eason and Hortense Eason; three sisters, Virgie Barnes, Alma Plyler and Ruth Starr; a brother, Durwood Blanchard; and a granddaughter, Angela Lee Eason.
A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Gatesville Baptist Church by the Rev. Gene Asbill and the Rev. Louis Venable. Burial will follow in Gatesville Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home. The family will assemble at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home for the procession. Memorial donations may be made to the church.
Damel S. Harrison
Anitra F. Kee
Gloria B. Nixon
Elizabeth N. Ogden
Mrs. Ogden was the beloved widow of William Frederick Ogden Jr. and the daughter of the late Charles Dewey and Anna Ellen Greene Nance. She was a native of Norfolk, a secretary with the Norfolk Naval Base, a homemaker and a Methodist.
Mrs. Ogden is survived by four sisters, Anna Louise Bramble and Alice Joyce Miller of Virginia Beach, Pauline Frances Reid of Norfolk and Gloria Jean Ward of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Eugene Dewey Nance of Norfolk; two nephews, Robert Barrows of Hertford and Walter Wise of Lancaster, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Raymond W. Wise of Clearwater, Fla.; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Earnest M. Snow
Julia M. Swain
Elizabeth J. White
Mrs. White was born in Chowan County. The daughter of the late Daniel E. and Ella Byrum Jordan, she was a homemaker and attended Edenton Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Sidney W. White Sr.; two daughters, Judy Hollowell of Waverly, Va., and Jane Twiford of Manteo; two sons, Sid White Jr. of Edenton and Jerry White of Chester, Va.; three sisters, Lois Overton, Nelva Brabble and Kathleen Byrum, all of Edenton; a brother, Jack Jordan of Edenton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy White.
A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Beaver Hill Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is handling arrangements.
Maude S. White
George S. Bray
Mr. Bray was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Madison County, Ga. A Peninsula resident since 1942, he was a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church in Newport News, a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of Monitor Lodge No. 197, A.F.&A.M., Hampton, since 1961, and a member of Scottish Rite of Newport News. He retired from the C&O Railroad in 1979 after 22 years of service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Julia Frances McLawhorn Bray; a daughter and her husband, Constance Frances Mays and Ron Mays of Germantown, Md.; a son and his wife, Ronald Stephens Bray and Candace Bray of Virginia Beach; a sister, Virginia Morgan of Newport News; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Ronald Mays, Kathleen Frances Mays, Bradford Howell Bray of Punta Gorda, Fla., Brian Stephens Bray of Virginia Beach and Amber Dawn Koonce of Chesapeake; and three great-grandchildren, Jaclyn Ann Bray, Bailey Lynn Bray and Dustin Stephens Bray.
Steve will be remembered for his great love and devotion to his family and friends, his delightful sense of humor and quick wit, his love of Georgia, country music and NASCAR racing. He was known as a true man of his word who always tried to do what was right.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Peninsula Funeral Home where a funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Frank Earwood. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Frank E. Rowell
His surviving children include Doris ``Dee'' L. Knight of Norfolk, Sally J. Rowell of Roanoke and Linda S. Linkous of Wirtz, Va. He is also survived by his sisters, Kathryn Rowell Wooldridge of Martinsville, Jane Rowell Archibald of LaMesa, Calif., Harriette Rowell Robertson of Gastonia, N.C.; brothers, John Eugene Rowell of Fredericksburg, Benjamin Claude ``Cubby'' Rowell of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Casey Arthur Knight, Sean Edward Knight, both of Norfolk, and Robert B. Linkous Jr. of Wirtz.
He was predeceased by a son, Frank Edward Rowell Jr.
Frank, born and raised in Salem, Va., was a retired physician of family practice in Norfolk. He was an Air Force fighter pilot for 511th Squad from 1943-45 and graduated from M.C.V. in Richmond in 1953. He was a member of the Midtown Kiwanis for 25 years, during which time he had perfect attendance, and was a previous member of the Homeville Hunt Club in Wakefield. Frank moved to Rocky Mount in 1992 where he became a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Rocky Mount Lodge No. 201 A.M.&A.F., Rocky Mount Chapter No. 141 O.E.S., and he volunteered with Hospice of Franklin County and Habitat for Humanity.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Helen Roberts Beasley officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium. Rites will be conducted by Rocky Mount Lodge No. 201 A.F.&A.M. The family has requested flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity for Franklin County, P.O. Box 834, Rocky Mount, VA 24151; Carilion Hospice Services of Franklin County, 180 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount, VA 24151; and the American Diabetes Association, Regional Office, 3433 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018. Flora Funeral Service, S. Main St., Rocky Mount, is in charge.
Carrie V. Jones
Survivors include four daughters, Jean Luckett and her husband, James, Lois Ann Jones, Candy Belvin and her husband, Ricky, and Audrey L. Jones and her husband, Luther; five sons, Clyde A. Jones and his wife, Joan, Calvin E. Jones, Lewis L. Jones, Robert E. Jones, Carl D. Jones and his wife, Charlotte; a sister, Barbara Jean West; and four grandchildren, Regina, Christopher, Michael and Nathan.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church, Ordinary, by the Rev. Timothy B. Kirby Sr. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hogg Funeral Home.
C. Darryl Morgan
Sue C. Daniels
She was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Charles L. and Elizabeth M. Hughes Swanton. She was a retired teacher having taught at Vanlue High School for one year, and she taught Cooperative Office Extension at Fostoria High School from 1971-1988 where she was head of the business department and junior class advisor. She most recently worked as a real estate agent with Action Business Brokerage and Services in Findlay.
Her memberships include: member of the Episcopal Church; Ohio Education Association; served as secretary of Uniserv; Findlay Area Chamber of Commerce and gave tours to perspective new businesses; Hancock County Board of Realtors; Community Improvements Committee of Fostoria Chamber of Commerce; worked for No-We-Oh Council of Camp Fire Girls; former Cub Scout Den Mother; a Little Miss Softball coach; and member of several bridge clubs. She belonged to Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library; and led support groups for cancer survivors (Can-Surmount) in conjunction with the Hancock County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by sons, Brian Daniels of Roanne, Ind., David Daniels of Fostoria, Ohio, Martin Daniels of Snoqualmie, Wash.; a daughter, Sue Daniels of Norfolk; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three cats.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, where a funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today by the Rev. Darrell Prichard. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 221 Liberty St., Findlay OH 45840.
Following an avid interest in automobiles since boyhood, Mr. Jacobson was the owner of Towne Motor Co. and was a real estate investor. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Jewish War Veterans, American Legion and Temple Sholom in Pompano Beach.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Jacobson; a daughter, Susan Karlip of Atlanta; a son, Ron Jacobson of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Margo and Jason Jacobson of Virginia Beach; and stepchildren, David Levinson of Newport Beach, Calif., Jan Frank of Newport News and Jim Levinson of Asheville, N.C.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi David Booth. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk, will be handling the arrangements.
Elizabeth A. Jundt
A native of Whaleyville Station, Va., she was the daughter of the late Leonard Horton and Susie Russell Horton. Mrs. Jundt was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Goose Creek, and its Fidelis Sunday School Class and Silver Threads.
Survivors include a son, Mills H. Hingerty of Goose Creek; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at J. Henry Stuhr Inc. in North Charleston, S.C. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery, Suffolk, by the Rev. T.A. Powell. Donations may be made to the Cooperative Program, c/o First Baptist Church of Goose Creek, 141 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445 or to Camp Blue Bird, c/o Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Johnathan Lucas St., Charleston, SC 29425. Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
James G. Lowing
He began his family in Michigan, but relocated to New Jersey during the war years and became a longtime resident there. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he worked for 30 years as a quality control manager at Curtis-Wright Corp. in Woodbridge, N.J.
After retirement, he and his beloved wife, Lucille, moved to Virginia Beach. He was active in his church, was an avid fisherman and became an accomplished gardener.
Jim is survived by his sister, Lorraine Stewart of Grand Rapids; his children, Valerie Denehy of Willow, N.Y., Michael Lowing of Clifton, N.J., James Lowing of Pearl River, N.Y., Patricia Ernest of New Milford, N.J.; and 15 grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at the Church of the Ascension in New Milford, N.J., by his nephew, Msgr. Terrence Stewart. Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc., Pearl River, is in charge.