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Lawrence J. Hanbury Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Lawrence Jefferson Hanbury Sr., 91, died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000, in his home.

The viewing for Mr. Hanbury will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in Centerville Baptist Church. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., after which the family will receive friends. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Oman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Grace B. Maffeo
NORFOLK -- Grace B. Maffeo, a resident of Norfolk, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. She was 98 and a lifelong member of the Italian-American Citizens Lodge.

She is survived by her sister, Alma B. Carroll of Portsmouth, and a stepson, Joseph A. Maffeo of Norfolk. She was blessed with a family including 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Maffeo was predeceased by her husband, John Maffeo; her daughters, Ida Clark, formerly of Norfolk, and Eudora E. Lane, formerly of Montpelier, Vt.; her stepdaughter, Jo Wise; and her stepson, John A. Maffeo, both formerly of Norfolk.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church by Fr. Brian M. Rafferty. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, with the family remaining until 7:30 p.m. to receive friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

Danford Manning
NORFOLK -- Danford Manning, 85, of the 700 block of 35th St., died Nov. 17, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Macedonia Holiness Church. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.

Iana L. Godley
PORTSMOUTH -- Iana Latia ``Pooh Bear'' Godley, 3 months, of the 1200 block of Highland Ave., died Nov. 15, 2000, in Maryview Medical Center. She was born in Portsmouth.

Survivors include her mother, Glenette Godley; her father, Marcus Davis; sisters, Jamelia Godley, Alantis Godley and Vaniece Glover; her grandparents, Barbara Davis, Mildred Davis, Lizzie Godley, Alexander Warren Jr. and Paul Echols; four aunts, Niellia Davis, Paulette Davis, Santia Davis and June Davis; three uncles, Percel Davis, Shawn Davis and Anton Godley; and cousins, Nitia Davis and QuaVon Davis.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank all the neighbors on Elm Avenue for all their support.

James Louis McCracken Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- James Louis McCracken Jr., 47, entered into rest Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000. He was a native of Wheeling, W.Va., and was a Tidewater resident for 16 years.

He retired from the United States Navy in 1991 as an aviation boatswains mate chief petty officer with more than 20 years of service. He attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debra A. McCracken; two daughters, Tammy Lou McCracken and Misty Dawn McCracken, both of Chesapeake; a son, James McCracken of Fort Bragg, N.C.; a brother, David McCracken of Wheeling, W.Va.; a sister, Rebecca Blankenship of Fredericksburg, Va.; as well as four grandchildren, Michael J. McCracken, Alexia Pedro, Ty'Shown Lewis and Shania McCracken.

A memorial service with U.S. Navy honors will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel, Virginia Beach.

Dorothy D. SanGiacomo
PORTSMOUTH -- Dorothy D. SanGiacomo, 78, died Nov. 19, 2000, in Portsmouth.

She was born in Isle of Wight County and retired from Civil Service and from Tidewater AAA.

Survivors include a son, John ``Jay'' SanGiacomo; a sister, Vy See of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Robin SanGiacomo and Anthony SanGiacomo, both of Portsmouth; a nephew, Bernie See of Portsmouth; and a daughter-in-law, Dawn SanGiacomo of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Scott Rimer. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel.

Jack G. Snipes
PORTSMOUTH -- Jack Grier Snipes, 80, of the 100 block of Gee St., died Nov. 17, 2000, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Carthage, N.C., he retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an equipment specialist after 47 years. Mrs. Snipes was a member of Westhaven Baptist Church and I.F.P.T.E. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia R. Snipes; two sons, Richard G. Snipes of Portsmouth and Ronald L. Snipes and his wife, Petey, of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Christy, Bryan, Michael, Emily, Anna and Nicholas. He was predeceased by three brothers, Julian, Elwood and Charles Snipes.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home by the Rev. W. Thomas Wood and the Rev. T.M. Frye. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Army honors. The family will receive friends at the Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and will also be at 3136 Trumpet Road, Chesapeake.

Melva B. Wilson
PORTSMOUTH -- Melva Bradshaw Wilson, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000. She was a native of Magnolia, N.C., and a member of Alexander Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wilson was the widow of Homa H. Wilson. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda W. Swanner and her husband William J. Swanner III of Virginia Beach; a son, Keith Wilson and his wife Karrin Wilson of Chesapeake; two sisters, Cynthia Wilson and Henrietta Kissner, both of Magnolia, N.C.; a brother, Matthew K. Bradshaw of Richmond; five grandchildren, Karen Schanck, Todd Swanner, Kari Wilson, Ryan Wilson and Rachel Wilson; and numerous great-grandchildren and special friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Union Mission. Mrs. Wilson will be transported to Community Funeral Home in Warsaw, N.C., for funeral services.

Paris J. Cenni
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Paris J. Cenni, 74, of the 4000 block of Laurel Greens Circle, passed away Nov. 19, 2000, in a local nursing home.

Mr. Cenni was born in Albany, N.Y., and had lived in the Tidewater area for the past 17 years. He was retired from Concoa as a supervisor after 31 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Arlene; four children, Dorene L. Ahrens and her husband Oscar, Steven E. Cenni and his wife Gail, Dawn M. Fickett and her husband Bob, and Lori Jean O'Malley and her husband Chris, all of New Jersey; and five grandchildren.

Services will be announced in a Tuesday obituary. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Scott Coleman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Joseph Scott Coleman, 17, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2000.

He was a Virginia Beach native and attended Princess Anne High School. He was a Christian.

He is survived by his mother, Diane L. Coleman, his father, Kenneth Steven Coleman, and his stepfather, Nelson H. Maple, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, April Keyes of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Christopher Coleman and Jason Coleman, both of Virginia Beach; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Powers of Dublin, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Rita Bates of Virginia Beach; his stepgrandmother, Doris Maple of Knotts Island, N.C.; and numerous beloved aunts and uncles and loving cousins.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel, Virginia Beach, with burial following in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk.

George E. Dickson Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- George Ernest Dickson Jr., 84, of the 5400 block of Albright Drive, entered into rest on Nov. 19, 2000 in Chesapeake.

Mr. Dickson was born in Parkersburg, W.Va. on Sept. 26, 1916. He was a former resident of Richmond and served for 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring in 1968 as a first sergeant. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He attended Great Neck Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Anna Olivia, and his granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Lynch and her husband Chuck of Virginia Beach; a son, Benjamin L. Dickson and his wife Alicia of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Brian Lynch and his wife Ricki Jean, Jarvis Lynch and his wife Dana, and Molly Ann Dickson; four great-grandchildren, Kyle Lynch, Chad Lynch, Shelby Lynch and Courtney Lynch.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the family receiving friends immediately following the service. Burial with military honors will be in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions should be made to the Joy Fund.

Rosa L. Gatlin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Rosa Lee Gatlin, 67, of the 3200 block of Barlborough Way, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.

She was born in Virginia Beach and was a member of True Way Evangelist Mission, where she served on the Nurses Board.

She is survived by five daughters, Walteina James, Wanda Gatlin and Mary Williams, all of Virginia Beach, Subrena Thomas of Puerto Rico and Joyce Archibald of Norfolk; two sons, Melvin Gatlin of Virginia Beach and Forrest Gatlin of Norfolk; two sisters, Mildred Nichols and Vivian Wiggins, both of Virginia Beach; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A home going service will be held at noon Wednesday at the Gift of Life Church, Seaboard Avenue in Virginia Beach. Interment will follow at Colonial Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Virgie Mae Greer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virgie Mae Greer, 93, of the 1500 block of Bradford Road, died Nov. 18, 2000 in a local nursing home.

She was a longtime resident of Princess Anne County, born in Franklin County, Va. She was retired from Virginia Beach Public Schools and served with the local Meals on Wheels and was a penny roller for a local charity. She also served as a prayer chain partner and was grandma to everyone. She was a charter member of Bayside Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 35 years.

Her husband, Hyram Joseph Greer, to whom she was married for more than 37 years, predeceased her. Surviving are her sons, Roy Carl Greer and wife Margaret, Allen Gray Greer and wife Deborah, all of Virginia Beach, Billy Lewis Greer and wife Lola of Sheffield, Ala., Jimmie Lee Greer and wife Rebecca of Trinity, N.C.; a daughter, Virginia Mae Tillotson and husband Bill of Clarksville, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and personal friends.

A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bruce E. Minett at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Bayside Baptist Church. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bayside Baptist Church.

Jack Gregg
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jack Gregg, 80, of the 3400 block of Stancil St., died Nov. 16, 2000 in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie Mae Gregg; three daughters, Marilyn Cheatham, Margie Berry and Jacqueline Gregg; three sons, Freeman M. Gregg, Jack Gregg and Emerson Gregg; two sisters, Florance Jones and Mary Shephard; a brother, Samuel Gregg; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Moscenia Gregg and father, Henry Gregg.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in New Jerusalem Church, 118 Erie Ave., Virginia Beach. The family will receive relatives and friends for remembrance and visitation Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Service, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Emma M. Meehan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Emma McCall Meehan of the 3900 block of Old Forge Road, passed away in Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 18, 2000.

Raised in Philadelphia, Pa., she was married to F. Richard Meehan (deceased) and had been a resident of Virginia Beach for more than 30 years.

An award winning artist and art teacher, she participated in the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art show for 35 years, was a member of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia and an original volunteer at the Virginia Marine Science Museum. She received a life achievement award from the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild. She was also a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

She will be sadly missed by two sons, Richard Meehan and wife Pamela of Riva, Md., William Meehan and wife Ellen of Commack, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Wilson of Ambler, Pa.; five grandchildren, Laura, Brian, James, Sandra and Bonnie; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may join the family at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday for visitation with a Christian wake service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Philadelphia.

Norma O. Sisson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Norma Owens Sisson, 67, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.

She was a native of Asheville, N.C., and a resident of the Tidewater area for 15 years. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry and had a special love for cats.

She is survived by her husband, Archie M. Sisson; a sister, Carole Owens Hall and husband James K. of Virginia Beach; a brother, Alan Owens and wife Claudette of Sun City, Ariz.; an uncle, Joseph L. Owens Jr. of Norfolk; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 360 South Port Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Dana Lee Stewart
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dana Lee Stewart, 55, of the 5200 block of Waller Court, died Nov. 18, 2000, in Chesapeake.

She was born in Norfolk and was a member of Central Baptist Church, Norfolk.

Survivors include her husband, James Larry Stewart; a daughter, Shelley Lynn Byers of Duluth, Ga.; a son, John Thomas Byers Jr. of Richmond; two stepsons, Vernon Wayne Stewart and Anthony James Stewart, both of Chesapeake; a brother, James G. Jackson Jr. of Mint Hill, N.C.; and one granddaughter, Tessa Lane Byers of Richmond.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. Howard L. Douthit III. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, and at the residence at all other times.

Cynthia Joann Wilson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Cynthia ``Cindy'' Joann Wilson of Virginia Beach, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 surrounded by loving family and friends at the age of 37, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. She always maintained her faith in God and she never lost hope.

Cindy loved the Beach and traveling and especially time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving parents, Joe and Shirley; two brothers and their wives, Michael and Michelle and Mark and Jessica; one niece, Kaitlin; two nephews, Christian and Cindy's ``special godson,'' ``J Boy,'' all of Virginia Beach; and her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dannel of Lynchburg, Va.

She had many aunts and uncles, especially Aunt Sissy and Uncle Dougie of Lynchburg, Joe and Peggy Dannel of Vinton, Va., Great-Aunt Estelle Robertson of Roanoke, Va., Alan and Faye Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Lois Wilson of Charlottesville, Va., George and Margaret Arthur of Biddeford, Maine, Maxie and Bernie Tripp of New Castle, Va., Harris and Ann Wilson of Blacksburg, Va., James and Marilyn Stanley of Roanoke, Bill and Helen Wanner of Crozet, Va., John and Anita Hilliker of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Michael and Nancy Wilson of Crozier, Va., Gari Wilson of Lynchburg, Frances Gearheart of Sunbury, Ohio, Sister Joan Wilson of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Sister Kitty Wilson of London, Ky., and Sister Carolyn Wilson of Nazareth, Ky.

She also had a host of cousins who were all very special and loving to Cindy, especially Sherry, who was like a sister to her, ``Aunt Patty and Uncle Tom,'' Steve and Kathy Hutchens and so many, many friends Cindy dearly loved, especially ``Girlfriend'' Karen. They all gave so much comfort and support during her long illness.

We would like to offer much ``thanks'' to Dr. Tom Alberico, Debbie, Karen McLean and staff for all their compassion and loving care and Stacy, Cindy's day nurse.

Cindy had a special gift of making friends and she never met a stranger. All who knew her loved her and she will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives were touched by our ``Angel on Earth.''

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, by Father James Dorson and Father Steve Cowan. A reception will follow in the church commons. Burial will be private. A visitation will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ``Buff Foundation Inc.,'' P.O. Box 641, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (phone/fax 428-7858). H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Eunice C. Ashburn
FRANKLIN -- Eunice Chavis Ashburn of the 200 block of Cobb St., died Nov. 17, 2000.

She was born in Isle of Wight County and had retired from Planters as a packer after 40 years of service. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Franklin and was a member of the Senior Usher Board and Senior Choir.

Survivors include her husband, Myrick ``Mike'' Ashburn; nieces; nephews; cousins; and in-laws.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Piney Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. William Freeman. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James K. Woodley
NEWSOMS -- James K. Woodley, 88, died Nov. 15, 2000, in Southampton Memorial Hospital. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Newsoms. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Entrusting Hands Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ora C. Reed
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Ora Collins Reed, 81, died Nov. 18, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Christ Sanctified Holy Church. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth Ann Steffens
CAPE CHARLES -- Ruth Ann Steffens, 62, died Nov. 19, 2000, in Nassawadox, Va.

She was born in Crisfield, Md., and retired as a registered nurse from Peninsula Regional Medical Center with 33 years of service, where she was the supervisor of the nursery. She was a member of Delmar First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Steffens of Cape Charles; two daughters, April Thompson and her husband, Edward, of Delmar, Del., and Dorothy S. Ballard and her husband, Dale, of Cape Charles, Va.; three sons, Chris Walter of Delmar, Raymond W. Steffens and his wife, Amy, of Yorktown, Va., and Bradley Steffens and his wife, Alesia, of Durham, N.C.; her mother, Edna Marshall Dize of Spring Hill, Fla.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Thompson, Beverly and Elizabeth Ballard, and Andersen and Shane Steffens; and an uncle, Emmitt Marshall and his wife, Emma, of Spring Hill, Fla.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cape Charles Cemetery by the Rev. John Robertson. Fox and Scott Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Mrs. Benjamin Mears Jr., Eastville, VA 23347.

Mabel E. Jernigan
AHOSKIE -- Mabel Baggett Edwards Jernigan, formerly of Aulander, of the 600 block of E. Stokes St., died Nov. 19, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Connaritsa Baptist Church, Aulander. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Charles W. Overman
EDENTON -- Charles Wood Overman, 97, of the 200 block of Yeopim Road, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at his home.

A native of Pasquotank County, Mr. Overman was a son of the late Maggie Wood and John Clifford Overman. He and his wife Ruth Harrell Overman of Edenton have been married 69 years.

Mr. Overman was a graduate of North Carolina State University and was a retired County Agent with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture serving for 37 years. He was a faithful member of Edenton Baptist Church, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and was a member of the adult choir.

Mr. Overman performed the role of Chief Manteo during the first three years of the Lost Colony. His civic involvement included the Rotary Club, where he was a member for 62 years and had received the distinguished Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He was a member of the Unanimity Lodge No. 7, where he was past master and past worthy patron of the Eastern Star. Mr. Overman was a former Boy Scout master and had received the Silver Beaver award for service in scouting.

Surviving other than his wife are his daughter, Ruth Bass of Edenton; three sons, Charles Lee Overman of Fayetteville, Pa., Clifford Overman of Wilson, N.C., and Jack Overman of Virginia Beach; a sister, Margaret Bright of Elizabeth City; 11 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Mr. Overman's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Edenton Baptist Church by Dr. Paul Pridgen. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends at Evans Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Challenge to Build Fund, c/o Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville St., Edenton, N.C. 27932.

Kenneth Whitehurst
SOUTH MILLS -- Kenneth Whitehurst, 80, of the 100 block of Island Road, died Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2000 in Albemarle Hospital.

He was a native of South Mills and had retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a machinist, a farmer and had raised Angus cows. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 270, New Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 314 AF & AM, Elizabeth City Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Bodies in New Bern, N.C., a former County Commissioner and a member of the William Clarence Jackson Post 6060 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Whitehurst was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of the late Wiley Guy and Mrs. Mary Virginia Hodges Whitehurst and the widower of Laurine Temple Whitehurst.

Mr. Whitehurst is survived by two sons, Wayne K. Whitehurst and wife Anita of Shiloh, N.C., Jimmy West and wife JoAnne of Camden; two grandchildren, Brianna Dawn Whitehurst of Shiloh and Tracy Jo West Jones and husband Adam Jones of Shawboro, N.C.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Whitehurst Spain.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Rod West. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy West, 144 Walston Lane, Camden, N.C., and also at the funeral home immediately following the service. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church.

George M. Gulbranson
NEWPORT NEWS -- George M. ``Buddy'' Gulbranson, 74, passed away Nov. 19, 2000, in Newport News.

He was born in Norfolk on May 30, 1926, the son of the late Virginia Simmons Gulbranson and the late George J. Gulbranson. He retired as a contract specialist from Atlantic Engineering Facilities Command. He was an avid golfer with great love for the game. He was a former professional golfer at the Naval Weapons Station in York County. He was a member of the Hampton Golf Association. Mr. Gulbranson was the widower of Marion Joan Gulbranson.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristina K. Curling of Newport News; three sons, John M. Gulbranson and his wife Lynda of Newport News, Thomas W. Gulbranson and his wife Karen of Norfolk, and Carl G. Gulbranson and his wife Kathy of Newport News; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Carol Bayne.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jewell B. Hargrove
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jewell Brown Hargrove, beloved wife of Leroy Hargrove and loving daughter of Arlease Milteer Brown, died Nov. 17, 2000, in Sacramento.

She was a retired teacher of Highlands High School. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church and a former member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Earl Brown, and grandparents, Joseph and Willie Milteer and Raymond and Macie Brown.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jewell Brown Hargrove Scholarship Fund, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 3310 Deep Creek Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23702. Thompson Funeral Services, 3301 5th Ave., Sacramento, is in charge of arrangements.

John A. Leach
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- John A. Leach, 49, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Shands Hospital in Jax.

He was born in Norfolk and was a graduate of Lake Taylor High School. He had been a longtime resident of St. Augustine, Fla. Mr. Leach was in real estate and enjoyed his hobbies of detailing Harleys and playing music.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel ``Mike'' Leach, father George Leach, brother, William Leach, and sister, Nancy Leach.

He was survived by his brother, Fred Kennedy; sister, Elizabeth ``Suzy Leach'' Stewart, both of Moyock, N.C.; and daughter, Crystal Leach of St. Augustine.

A memorial service was held at Craigs Funeral Home on Nov. 16 in St. Augustine.

Bernice Lee Sawyer
ROSSVILLE, Md. -- Bernice Lee Sawyer passed away at the proud age of 93 on Nov. 18, 2000.

She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Sawyer; devoted mother of Ruth Warren and her husband Willie of Portsmouth, William Sawyer and his wife Shirley of Carona, Calif., Edna Kardash of Baltimore, Md., James Sawyer and his wife Gerry of Baltimore, Md., and Robert Sawyer and his wife Rose of Fallston, Md.; and she was a dear sister of J. Paul Rich of Portsmouth. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, at Route 702, Beltway exit 36. The family will also receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. W

Karl F. Watts
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Karl F. Watts, 49, passed away Nov. 16, 2000. Karl was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era.

He is survived by his sons, Erik Watts of Chesapeake and Jason Watts of Woodbridge, Va.; mother, Margie Todd of Virginia Beach; sisters, Judie Stevens of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Barbara Kingan of Virginia Beach and Patricia Todd of Chesapeake; and brothers, Michael Todd of Virginia Beach and Thomas Todd of Hampton.

Services will be private. Arrangements are by Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel.

Sally H. Banks
CHESAPEAKE -- Sally Johann Helsel Banks, 61, of the 600 block of Willow Green Ct., died Nov. 19, 2000, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. Banks was born in Johnstown, Pa. to Garnet Edmston Helsel and the late Frank Helsel Jr. She was a retired nurse, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Norfolk BPOE #38, Beta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and the City Council for Beta Sigma Phi.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roy John Banks Jr.; one son, Roy John Banks III and his wife, Jennifer, of Virginia Beach; one brother, James Harrington of Ely, Nev.; and one grandchild, Tyler Banks of Virginia Beach.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, with the Rev. Mitchell Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Mettia A. Brinkley
CHESAPEAKE -- Mettia Alma Brinkley, 88, of the 700 block of Washington Drive, died Nov. 16, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today by the Rev. Charles Moseley in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is in charge.

David R. Hanna
CHESAPEAKE -- David Ricky Hanna, 45, died Nov. 17, 2000, of cardiac arrest in his residence.

He was born in Anson, N.C., a son of Robert A. Hanna and the late Effie Helms Hanna.

Besides his father, survivors include his wife, Linda J. Hanna of Chesapeake; two sons, Joshua and Kaleb Hanna, both of Chesapeake; stepson, William A. Childs of Austin, Texas; seven sisters, Betty Conley of Brandywine, W.Va., Phyllis Saunders of Carroll, Ohio, Kathy Dowdy of Chesapeake, Carol Whitfield of Chesapeake, Cynthia Collins of Culpeper, Va., Julie Martin of Fredericksburg, Va., and Ruby Jacobs of Summerduck, Va.; three brothers, Daniel Hanna of Spotsylvania, Va., Timothy Hanna of Chesapeake and Zebuel Hanna of California; and very special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Bryant.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Orange County, Va., by the Rev. David Whitten. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The American Heart Association, 367 Greenfield Drive, Orange, VA 22960. Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Verna L. Jones
CHESAPEAKE -- Verna Lee Jones, 87, of the 700 block of Edinburg Ave., died Nov. 19, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., Verna L. Jones was the daughter of the late Rev. Samuel and Leona McKethan. She was the widow of Homer M. Jones and was predeceased by a daughter, Ursula J. Alexander.

Mrs. Jones is survived by a devoted son-in-law, John G. Alexander Sr.; three grandchildren, John G. Alexander Jr. of Norfolk, Lori A. Alexander of Raleigh, N.C., and Letitia A. Davis and her husband Dorteo R. Davis of Chesapeake; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria K. Alexander and Dorteo R. Davis II.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Trinity AME Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Queen Ester Snell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of First Trinity AME Church.

May W. Martin
CHESAPEAKE -- May W. Martin, 89, died Nov. 19, 2000, at a local nursing home. She was a retired businesswoman formerly employed by Kelly Girl Service.

She is survived by a daughter, Faye Conklin of Chesapeake; a son, Carl Martin of Virginia Beach; a sister, Hallie McMann, of Danville, Va.; two brothers, Clifton Williamson of Danville, and Hugh Williamson of Myrtle Beach; five grandsons, Clay Spencer, Cecil Meeks, Phillip Meeks, Keith Martin, and Richard Martin; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Reba Chappell.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul D. Moore officiating. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Shirley A. Morgan
CHESAPEAKE -- Shirley AnnMorgan, 62, of the 3300 block of Bickford Ct., died Nov. 19, 2000, in her residence. She was retired from Flowers Baking Co. where she was manager of the Suffolk store. Mrs. Morgan was a native of Monroe, N.C.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lee Morgan; a daughter, Karen Hedgepath of Chesapeake; two sons, Rick Medlin and his wife, Cindy, of Richmond, Timothy Medlin and his wife, Pamela, of Chesapeake; one brother, Paul Stegall of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Kay Stegall and Francis Stegall; five grandchildren, Cindy, Rick, Jennifer, Andrew and Joshua; and one great-grandchild, Kyle.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel with the Rev. Jim Wolfcale officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

Alice E. Collins
NORFOLK -- Alice Elizabeth Collins, 81, of the 7000 block of Auburn Ave., died Nov. 18, 2000.

She was born in Norfolk to the late Edgar and Gertrude Goodman. She was the widow of Sanford L. Collins and a former member of Zion Light Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, John Jones Jr.; two stepsons, Leroy Collins Jr. and Willie Collins; a daughter, Earline Parker; four sisters, Victoria Wilson, Mildred Yancey, Carrie Goodman and Lessie Pender; two brothers, Edgar Goodman and William Goodman; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Riddick Funeral Service by the Rev. Jeremiah Cuffee. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be a wake service from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Wendall L. Winn
NORFOLK -- Wendall Lane Winn died Nov. 20, 2000, in his home. He was a Norfolk native who was active for many years in community affairs.

He attended VPI School of Architecture, and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the infantry in 1941. In 1942, he served as a Platoon Leader, Combat Engineers. In World War II, he served in the North African Campaign, with the Fifth Army in Italy and the Seventh Army in France and Germany obtaining the rank of Company Commander. He was a member of Freemason Street Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee.

Mr. Winn was chairman of the City of Norfolk Planning Commission from 1958-1965. He was president of Norfolk General Hospital from 1970-1972 where he participated in the Open Heart Surgery Program of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He served on the board of trustees of the Norfolk Academy, Mary Ballentine House and the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, Supreme Forces-Atlantic. He was a director of the Navy YMCA in 1973 after serving as president of the Virginia Nurseryman's Association.

Mr. Winn was appointed to the Virginia Advisory Legislative Committee (Zoning and Planning) as a registered landscape architect in the State of North Carolina and as a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter. He was president of Winn Nursery Inc. for 25 years.

Mr. Winn was the first chairman of the Southeastern Virginia Regional Planning Commission. He also served on the Board of Sovran Bank, Norfolk. He was instrumental in the fulfillment of the Norfolk Airport complex, and he was a member of the Norfolk German Club, and Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

He is survived by his widow, Carrie Brannon Winn; and three sons, Wendall L. Winn Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Charlottesville, Barclay Childers Winn and his wife, Janet, and Ashley Robinson Winn of Norfolk; eight grandchildren, Cory Louise Winn, Ashley Robinson Winn, Elizabeth Brannon Winn, Caroline Barclay Winn, Barclay C. Winn Jr., Wendall L. Winn III, Taylor Lorick Winn, and Ashley Robinson Winn Jr.; a brother, William C. Winn of Norfolk; and a sister, Nancy Winn James of Williamsburg.

A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday at Larchmont Baptist Church, 1127 Surrey Crescent, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at 1533 Cloncurry Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Norfolk Academy Scholarship Fund, 1585 Wesleyman Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Myrtle H. Vandevender
NORFOLK -- Myrtle Kimbrough Hudson Vandevender, 88, of the 200 block of E. Bayview Blvd., died Nov. 19, 2000, in a local hospital.

She was born in Roseland, Nelson County, Va., and was the widow of Marvin B. Vandevender, who was born in Charlottesville, Va., and to whom she was married for 69 years. She was a charter member of Bayview United Church of Christ, formerly Bayview Congregational Christian Church. She was a member of her church choir for 59 years, where she was a soloist, and served as leader of the Sunshine Circle and Willing Hands Circle. She also served as a deaconess for many years. She was a member of the Norfolk Civic Chorus and a group of former Paul H. Rose Center Shops employees who met annually for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Ellen Vandevender Smith of Williamsburg; a son, S.M. Vandevender of Woodbridge, Va.; six grandchildren, Douglas M. Smith of Suffolk, Jeffrey G. Smith of Williamsburg, Sherman M. Vandevender Jr. of Leesburg, Va., Gregory W. Vandevender of Greenville, N.C., Martha Joy Vandevender of Oakton, Va., and Kimbrough Jean Schwandt of Jacksonville, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren; a niece, Mary Vandevender Houff of Bellaire, Md.; a nephew, Jack Moore of Melbourne, Fla.; and many other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vandevender was predeceased by her parents, Mary Elizabeth Hudson Hamilton and Mr. Hudson; a brother, Sherman Earl Hudson; and grandparents, Paul W. Hudson and Sara Ellen Parsons Hudson, all formerly of Nelson County, Va.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Bayview United Church of Christ by the Rev. Richard E. Prince and the Rev. Harvey Lilley. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Sadie P. Wright
NORFOLK -- Sadie Elizabeth Pope Wright, 85, of the 1300 block of Bolton St., entered into eternal rest Nov. 17, 2000, at Norfolk General Hospital.

She was the beloved mother of George M. Wright and Charles H. Wright. She also leaves four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; one nephew; two daughters-in-law; many cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today in Garrett's Community Baptist Church, 2843 Victoria Ave., Norfolk, with the Rev. Johnnie L. Reid officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Graves Funeral Home.

Richard Bullocks Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Richard Bullocks Sr., 83, of the 1200 block of Jamal Lane West, died Nov. 19, 2000.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 745 Mayflower Rd., Norfolk. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc. is in charge.

James E. Tillar
PORTSMOUTH -- James E. Tillar, 76, of Ansell Street, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.

He was a retiree of the Naval Weapons Station at Yorktown, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Skippers, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Tillar of Portsmouth; two sons, Reginald Tillar of Portsmouth and Ronald Tillar of Norfolk; two daughters, Jamie Craig of Chesapeake and Sylvia Gatling of Suffolk; three sisters, Mary E. Harris of Portsmouth, Victoria Brown and Leanna Moore of Emporia, Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at noon Friday in the Knox-High Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Denise Avent officiating. Interment will be in the Robinson Family Cemetery in Skippers. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at 3900 Galleon Drive in Chesapeake.

Elma F. Williford
PORTSMOUTH -- Elma Forehand Williford, 80, passed away Nov. 20, 2000. She was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and a native of Colerain, N.C.

Mrs. Williford is survived by her husband of 58 years, C.J. Williford; a daughter, Tempie Dulli and husband, Ronald L. Dulli, of Fairfield, Ohio; sister, Kate Russell of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Kristen M. Hughes and husband, Dr. Michael Hughes, of Fairfield and Kimberly Meyerhoff of Charlotte, N.C.; a great-grandson, John Austin Hughes; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, by the Rev. Lawrence B. Coleman, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Churchland Baptist Church, 3031 Churchland Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321, or to the American Lung Association, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Thomas C. Woody Sr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas Clifton Woody Sr., 59, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in his home. He was predeceased by his parents, John Clifton Woody Sr. and Beulah Lewis Woody. Raised in Portsmouth, he was married to Jean W. Woody for 40 years.

He served his community for 40 years as a meat manager for Colonial Stores, Big Star and Food Lion, and for the last 17 years he had the pleasure of training meat cutters for Food Lion. He attended Biltmore Baptist Church.

For the last 35 years, he was a member of the Minton Store Hunting Club in Woodland, N.C. Spending time with friends there provided him with great enjoyment. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is also survived by a brother, John Clifton Woody Jr. and his wife Carole; a sister, Sue Scholes and her husband Bob of Portsmouth; two sons, T. Clifton Woody II and his wife Sherry of Byron, Ga., and Lee L. Woody of Portsmouth; two daughters, Tammy Woody-Smellie and her husband Dave and Tiffany Woody Winckler and her husband Carl, all of Portsmouth; a foster daughter, Brenda Atkins of Lansing, Mich.; four grandsons, Thomas C. ``Trey'' Woody III, Seth C. Woody, Spencer D. Woody and Brandon Winckler; and one granddaughter, Maylynne M. Smellie.

A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. T.M. Frye. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the Portsmouth General Hospital, Maryview Medical Center and Food Lion families for all their love and support.

Paris J. Cenni
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Paris J. Cenni, 74, of the 400 Block of Laurel Green Circle, passed away Nov. 19, 2000, in a local nursing home.

Mr. Cenni was born in Albany, N.Y., and had lived in the Tidewater area for the past 17 years. He was retired from Concoa as a supervisor after 31 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Arlene; four children, Dorene L. Ahrens, and her husband, Oscar, Steven E. Cenni, and his wife, Gail, Dawn M. Fickett, and her husband, Bob, and Lori Jean O'Malley, and her husband, Chris; and five grandchildren, all of New Jersey.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. Family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752.

John A. Jordan Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- John Alexander John Jr. died at his home at the age of 79. He was a native of Portsmouth. He attended Portsmouth public schools and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1938. He attended VMI and graduated with the class of 1942. He majored in electrical engineering and was a cadet in ``E'' Company.

Mr. Jordan was commissioned in the Army of the United States effective May 14, 1942. He served in the 101st Airborne Division, 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion.

He participated in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, landing at Utah Beach. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was severely wounded on Jan. 10, 1945. Due to his war wounds, Mr. Jordan was retired as a captain in 1946. His military citations include: Purple Heart, European Campaign with two Arrowheads and three Stars, American Campaign World War II, Glider and Parachute Wings, Presidential-2, French Croix-de-Guerre-2, Belgian Croix-de-Guerre-2, Belgian Fourrage-Guerre (awarded for 2 croix-de-Guerre), Netherlands Orange Lanyard.

Mr. Jordan was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a life member of the 101st Airborne Division Association. He worked for General Electric Supply Co. as a lighting specialist from 1948 to 1962. He became self-employed as a lighting engineer for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He retired in 1983.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margot Whitehouse Jordan; and two children, Susan Jordan Everton and husband, Keith Paul Everton, of Midlothian, Va., and John A. Jordan III of Penhook, Va. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Andrew John Everton and Sarah Margaret Everton of Midlothian and Jason A. Jordan of Cumberland, Va.; two cousins, the Rev. James Holt Newsom Jr. of Suffolk and Thomas P. Newsom of Portsmouth and Los Angeles, Calif.

It was Mr. Jordan's wish to be cremated. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Donations may be made to South Plaza Trail Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Nellie Lucas
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nellie Lucas, 91, passed away at her home Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.

She was a native of London, England, and a resident of the Tidewater area for 21 years.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Harry Thomas of Virginia Beach; and a grandson, William Thomas of Virginia Beach.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home.

Emma M. Meehan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Emma McCall Meehan of the 3900 block of Old Forge Road, passed away in Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 18, 2000.

Raised in Philadelphia, Pa., she was married to F. Richard Meehan (deceased) and had been a resident of Virginia Beach for more than 30 years.

An award winning artist and art teacher, she participated in the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art show for 35 years, was a member of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia and an original volunteer at the Virginia Marine Science Museum. She received a life achievement award from the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild. She was also a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

She will be sadly missed by two sons, Richard Meehan and wife Pamela of Riva, Md., William Meehan and wife Ellen of Commack, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Wilson of Ambler, Pa.; five grandchildren, Laura, Brian, James, Sandra and Bonnie; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may join the family at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today for visitation with a Christian wake service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Philadelphia.

Kenneth R. Murray
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kenneth Ray Murray, 85, of the 600 block of Rolleston Court, died Nov. 19, 2000, in his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Hopewell, Miss., Mr. Murray was retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. He then worked for 15 years as a technical representative for North American Rockwell. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by a son, Kennyth Michael Murray of Virginia Beach; his wife, Kathryn L. Murray of the home; a daughter, Betty R. Mellberg and husband, Ken, of Denver, Colo., and her children Rene, Kenneth, Neil and Leigh-Anne; and five great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Lindsey, Melissa, Jeffrey and Savannah Rae.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Everett. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cynthia Joann Wilson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Cynthia ``Cindy'' Joann Wilson of Virginia Beach, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 surrounded by loving family and friends at the age of 37, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. She always maintained her faith in God and she never lost hope.

Cindy loved the Beach and traveling and especially time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving parents, Joe and Shirley; two brothers and their wives, Michael and Michelle and Mark and Jessica; one niece, Kaitlin; two nephews, Christian and Cindy's ``special godson,'' ``J Boy,'' all of Virginia Beach; and her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dannel of Lynchburg, Va.

She had many aunts and uncles, especially Aunt Sissy and Uncle Dougie of Lynchburg, Joe and Peggy Dannel of Vinton, Va., Great-Aunt Estelle Robertson of Roanoke, Va., Alan and Faye Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Lois Wilson of Charlottesville, Va., George and Margaret Arthur of Biddeford, Maine, Maxie and Bernie Tripp of New Castle, Va., Harris and Ann Wilson of Blacksburg, Va., James and Marilyn Stanley of Roanoke, Bill and Helen Wanner of Crozet, Va., John and Anita Hilliker of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Michael and Nancy Wilson of Crozier, Va., Gari Wilson of Lynchburg, Frances Gearheart of Sunbury, Ohio, Sister Joan Wilson of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Sister Kitty Wilson of London, Ky., and Sister Carolyn Wilson of Nazareth, Ky.

She also had a host of cousins who were all very special and loving to Cindy, especially Sherry, who was like a sister to her, ``Aunt Patty and Uncle Tom,'' Steve and Kathy Hutchens and so many, many friends Cindy dearly loved, especially ``Girlfriend'' Karen. They all gave so much comfort and support during her long illness.

We would like to offer much ``thanks'' to Dr. Tom Alberico, Debbie, Karen McLean and staff for all their compassion and loving care and Stacy, Cindy's day nurse.

Cindy had a special gift of making friends and she never met a stranger. All who knew her loved her and she will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives were touched by our ``Angel on Earth.''

A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, by Father James Dorson and Father Steve Cowan. A reception will follow in the church commons. Burial will be private. A visitation will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ``Buff Foundation Inc.,'' P.O. Box 641, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (phone/fax 428-7858). H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Mauricio P. Saoy
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mauricio ``Morris'' Perez Saoy, 66, of the 5500 block of Professor Court, died Nov. 19, 2000, at home.

Mr. Saoy was born in Javier Leyte, Philippines and worked in electronics at M&G Electronics. He was a member of Filipino Baptist Church, Norfolk.

He is survived by his wife, Epifania Saoy; daughter, Marietta Saoy of Luzviminda; five sons, Wilfredo Saoy, Danilo, Ricardo, Benjamin and Roberto; and other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc., Bonney Road Chapel, by the Rev. Jose Ramirez.

Nancylee S. Staff
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Nancylee Smith Staff of Hargrove Blvd. died Nov. 19, 2000, in a local hospital. Mrs. Staff was a native of Wellsburg, W.Va., and was a graduate of West Liberty University. She taught high school in Arlington, Va.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Staff, a retired naval officer; son, Courtland Staff of Virginia Beach; sister, Gay Smith Thompsen of Indianapolis, Ind.; two nieces, a nephew, and several grandnieces and -nephews. She was predeceased by their oldest son, Grant.

A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Cancer Society in Nancy's name.

Iva W. Brinkley
SUFFOLK -- Iva White Brinkley, 77, died Nov. 20, 2000.

Born Aug. 18, 1923, in Suffolk, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Elvie Wilson White and widow of Lewis J. Brinkley. Mrs. Brinkley was an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Deborah F. Brinkley, of Zuni, Mary C. Matthews, of Suffolk; grandchildren, Jason Matthews and Rhonda King of Suffolk.

A funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at Mary Matthews' home, 232 N. Liberty Spring Road. Memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

Hester Taylor Darden
FRANKLIN -- Laura Hester Taylor Darden died Nov. 20, 2000.

Hester was a native of Tarboro, N.C., daughter of Robert Lee Newsome and Lina Parker Newsome. She was predeceased by her husbands, James Clayton Taylor and James D. Darden. She was a member of Newsoms United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Dianne Pocrnich of Antioch, Ill.; a son, Vernon C. Taylor and his wife Glenn of Franklin; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holland-Rideout Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Newsoms United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Newsoms, VA 23874.

J.J. Finley Jr.
FRANKLIN -- J.J. ``Jay'' Finley Jr., 90, died Nov. 19, 2000, at his home.

Born in Charleston, S.C., he was a son of the late J.J. and Mary Darby Finley and the widower of Ethel Rowe Kirkland Finley. A 1928 graduate of Franklin High School, Mr. Finley was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the Accounting Department of Union Camp Corp. He was a 56-year member of American Legion Post 73, a member of Franklin Lions Club and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Survivors include two sons, William K. Finley of Greensboro, N.C., and J.J. Finley III and his wife, Frances, of Waldorf, Md.; two grandchildren, J.J. Finley IV and Darby Elizabeth Finley. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister, Charles Finley and Emily F. Fowler.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edmund Pickup officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home and suggests that memorials be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 146, Franklin, to American Legion Post 73, P.O. Box 873, Franklin, or to the Franklin Lions Club, P.O. Box 148, Franklin, VA 23851.

Harold H. Pyles
SMITHFIELD -- Harold Harvey Pyles, 86, of the 19000 block of Meadow Drive, died Nov. 19, 2000, in his residence.

He was a native of Banner, W.Va., and was a retired welder from NuCar Carrier and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of West Side Christian Church, where he was a charter member and and Elder Emeritus. He also was a member of America/Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 148 for 49 years, and the Naval Air Reserves.

``Pop,'' as he was known to all who loved him and knew him, is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alfreda Geho Pyles; a daughter, Janet Georganzis and her husband Paul of Staunton, Va.; a son, George Harold Pyles and his wife Lois of Portsmouth; two grandsons, Lewis Georganzis and Michael Pyles; and two very loving and special great-granddaughters, Tala Marie Georganzis and Brittany Nicole Gay.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in West Side Christian Church by the Rev. Kenneth Bryant. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, and at 3809 Columbia St., Portsmouth. Memorial donations may be made to West Side Christian Church Building Fund, Bon Secours Hospice, or to the donor's favorite charitable organization.

Pop was a devoted, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will miss him dearly.

James H. Turner Jr.
FRANKLIN -- James Henry Turner Jr., 75, died Nov. 17, 2000, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

A native of Isle of Wight County, he was a son of the late James Henry and Cora Scott Turner and the husband of the late Elizabeth Wade Turner. An Army veteran of World War II and Korea, he was retired from the Sheet Finishing Department of Union Camp Corp. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald W. ``Butch'' Turner and his wife, Vickie, of Franklin, Stephen B. Turner of Richmond and Bruce W. Turner and his wife, Lisa, of Sedley; a sister, Dorothy T. Cobb of Courtland; a brother, H.M. ``Minnie'' Turner and his wife, Mary Nell, of Courtland; three granddaughters, Stephanie Smith of Grafton, Va., and Kimberly L. Turner and Kandi L. Turner, both of Franklin; a stepgrandson, Billy Nixon; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Charlie Lupton, Billy Williams, Phillip Darden and J.D. Vann. He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Mae Turner, Eleanor T. Hatch and Mae Dunlow Jones.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Roy DeBrand officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland. The family received friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and suggests that memorials be made to Franklin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 179, Franklin, VA 23851.

Alice Mae Williams
CAPRON -- Alice Mae Williams, 81, of the 22200 block of Pine Level Road, died Nov. 18, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Mars Hill Baptist Church, Capron. Engram Funeral Home is in charge.

Clyde Archer
COFIELD -- Clyde Archer died Nov. 18, 2000. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the family cemetery in Cofield. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Myrtle B. Baker
RICH SQUARE -- Myrtle Burkett Baker, 82, died Nov. 20, 2000, at her home. She was the widow of Joseph F. Baker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ingrid B. Nottingham of Ahoskie, N.C., and Lora B. Lewis of Georgia; three sons, J.G. Baker of Rich Square, Walter Baker of Pendleton, N.C., and Joseph Baker of Rich Square; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg Parisher. Burial will follow at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church or University Hospice.

Jessica B. Baugham
AULANDER -- Jessica Britton Baugham, 66, died at Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie, N.C., on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000.

Mrs. Baugham was a native of Bertie County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphus Baugham.

Survivors include one daughter, Robin Baugham, and one sister, Evelyn Britton Young, of Aulander. Also surviving is one grandchild.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aulander Cemetery in Aulander with the Rev. Dow Welsh officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Massey Funeral Home, Aulander.

Margaret L. Bodenheimer
WINSTON-SALEM -- Louise Bodenheimer, 80, died Nov. 14, 2000. She was born in Winston-Salem and lived in Norfolk for several years. She was the widow of Robert Boyd Bodenheimer.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha Elder of Norfolk and Sandra Shulman of Cromwell, Conn.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Geneva Dowell of Winston-Salem; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Dan Cooper
SHAWBORO -- Dan Cooper, 76, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City.

Mary B. Dail
KITTY HAWK -- Mary B. Miller Dail, born Sept. 8, 1927, in Chowan County, died Nov. 19, 2000, in Albemarle Hospital.

The daughter of Gertrude C. Miller of Belhaven, N.C., and the late Horace R. Miller, she was predeceased by her husband, Leroy A. Dail. She was a faithful member of Son Rise Church of Christ, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

Other survivors include daughters, Paulette D. White of Hertford, Thelma ``Pete'' Dail of Kitty Hawk, Charlene D. Cohen of Kill Devil Hills; son, Roy Dail of Kitty Hawk; sisters, Dorothy M. Styons of Hertford, Faye M. Ashley of Tyner; brothers, H. Norman Miller of Washington, N.C., and Levie Miller of Spring Hope, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Bobby, Jennie, Wendy, Jennifer, Lindsey, Brandi and Miles; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Trapper and Candice.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Swindell Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Wood Cemetery. Family will be at Jimmy and Paulette White's in Hertford.

Arnold L. Daniels
WANCHESE -- Arnold Leston Daniels, 90, died Nov. 20, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethany United Methodist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.

Floyd M. Perry
COLERAIN -- Floyd Macon Perry, 77, died Nov. 20, 2000.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Windsor.

Roy L. Tadlock
ELIZABETH CITY -- Roy Linwood Tadlock, 72, of the 1000 block of Bartlett Ave., died Nov. 20, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Life Assembly of God. Twiford Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth M. Trotman
STOKES -- Ruth Martin Trotman, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Trotman, a native of Poquoson, Va., lived most her life in the Tidewater area of Virginia. She was a child-care provider and a member of Brooks Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. She lived in Murfreesboro, N.C., for seven years prior to moving to the Stokes community in 1998.

Mrs. Trotman was preceded in death by her husband, Albert V. Trotman. Surviving are two sons, Johnnie Ray Trotman of Chesapeake and Albert Lee Trotman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Ruth Ann Furlough of Washington, D.C., Jeanette Mae Racette of Como, N.C., and Donna ``Cookie'' Mattison of Stokes; a brother, Terry Lee Adriansen of Dustin, Fla.; four sisters, Nan Carlock of Freeport, Fla., Frankie Chappell of Newport News, Angie Junger of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Eltha West of Hampton; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pitt County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1021-B Red Banks Road, Greenville, NC 27858.

Edgar R. White
EDENTON -- Edgar Ray White, 67, of the 400 block of Evans-Bass Road, died Nov. 20, 2000, in Chesapeake General Hospital. A native of Chowan County, Mr. White was a son of the late Agnes Bass and Marcus Franklin White and the husband of Joanne Lane White of Edenton.

Mr. White was a retired farmer, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church, where he was active in the Carey Evans Sunday School Class.

Surviving other than his wife are three daughters, Nancy Lynn White of Newport News, Susan W. Jacobson and husband, David, of Chesapeake, Becky W. Giles and husband, Caskie, of Lynchburg, Va.; son, Steven Ray White of Edenton; three grandchildren, John Jacobson and Amy Jacobson, both of Chesapeake and Harrison Giles of Lynchburg. He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Lowe.

A celebration of Mr. White's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rocky Hock Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Cava. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Hock Baptist Church, 113 Rocky Hock Church Road, Edenton, NC 27932 or the Edenton-Chowan Rescue Squad, Unit 3, 330 River Road, Edenton, NC 27932.

Robert H. Ellis Sr.
NEWPORT NEWS -- Robert Henry Ellis Sr., 77, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Maryview Medical Center.

He was a native of Suffolk and had been a Tidewater resident all his life. Mr. Ellis was a retired auto mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 26th Yankee Division of the U.S. Army as a tech sergeant.

He is survived by his son, Bobby Ellis of Newport News; two daughters, Sandra Fallon of South Carolina and Lisa Mamerto of California; his brother, Bennie Ellis of New Jersey; three sisters, Lenor Fulcher of Reedsville, Gertie Beasley of Chesapeake and Annie Harcum of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Weymouth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service at his son's home, 123 Longfellow Drive, NN, Va.

Thelma K. Branch
HARRISONBURG -- Thelma Kennett Branch, 98, died Nov. 20, 2000, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Born in Franklin County on Aug. 8, 1902, she was the daughter of the late J.H. and Mary Surface Kennett. She had lived in Harrisonburg since 1933.

Mrs. Branch graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk and was secretary to the dean of Madison College, now James Madison University, for 25 years. On April 23, 1927, she married Joseph Leonard Branch, who predeceased her on Aug. 23, 1978. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Circle No. 7, and Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are a niece, Carolyn Ann Kennett Barry and a nephew, William Kennett, both of Suffolk. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Conrad and a brother, William Sperry Kennett Sr.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Chapel by the Rev. William W. Thomas. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by the Rev. George T. Insley Jr.

Edmond G. Holzbach
SUMTER, S.C. -- The Rev. Edmond G. ``Ed'' Holzbach, 71, husband of Carolyn B. Holzbach, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Tuomey Healthcare System.

Born in Richmond, he was a son of the late Rev. Lawrence E. Holzbach and Myrtle Tyler Holzbach.

The Rev. Holzbach was a Baptist pastor serving 45 years in Tennessee, Virginia and South Carolina, most recently serving as pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Sumter.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; three sons, William Bryan Holzbach of Florence, Barry Edmond Holzbach of Houston, Texas, and David Alex Holzbach of Sumter; one daughter, Tina H. Faulk of Blythewood, S.C.; and one sister, Frances Little of Smithfield, Va.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home, 720 Baldwin Drive, Sumter.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church or to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204.

Claude S. Iles
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Claude Stanley Iles, 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

Mr. Iles was born Sept. 12, 1943, in DeRidder, La., the son of Percy Joseph and Tessie Shirley Iles. He graduated from high school in Navasota, Texas, and attended Joplin Junior College in Joplin, Mo., and University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He received his MS degree in Education from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He was employed as a psychologist with the Missouri Department of Corrections in Moberly, Mo., since May 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a son, Ian Joseph Iles of Columbia, Mo.; four brothers, Jerry W. Iles of Natchez, Miss., Lawrence G. Iles of Long Beach, Calif., Douglas Iles Sr. of Virginia Beach and Joe Iles of Keene, Calif.; and a sister, Christie Iles Saye of Shreveport, La.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Natchez Cemetery. Visitation will Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Pallbearers are Lawrence G. Iles, Douglas Iles, Joe Iles, Christie Saye, Scott Iles, Geoff Iles and Greg Iles. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Iles, Carson Carter, Jean Strickland and Jon Saye.

Hester B. Reid
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Hester B. Reid, 89, of the 200 block of Cold Arbor Drive, died Nov. 18, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Hertford, N.C. Rowsom Funeral Home, Edenton, N.C., is in charge.

Eric H. Wall
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Retired U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Eric H. Wall, 68, died Nov. 18, 2000, after a battle with lung cancer. Born in Norfolk on March 29, 1932, Eric graduated from Granby H.S. He received a B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Cmdr. Wall served on the Icebraker North Wind and a patrol boat. He continued to serve his country as a reservist. He also had a long career in the banking and financial industry. He was an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Seattle Yacht Club where he was the 1964 Opening Day Admiral of the Day. Eric also served many years on the Ski Acres ski patrol, was an amateur radio operator, an accomplished chef and award-winning chili cook. He will be truly missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his betrothed, Margaret Lewis; his son, Eric Jr.; two daughters, Kristina and Connie and her husband, Greg Abell; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Jessica Abell.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Seattle. Reception to follow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Yacht Club. Remembrances may be made to the Dioceses of Olympia Endowment Fund.


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