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Izaiah Armstrong-Romez
NORFOLK -- Infant Izaiah William Armstrong-Romez of the 1400 block of Ramblewood Road received his wings and halo and became one of God's angels on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. He was a native of Norfolk and the son of William R. Romez Jr. and Tequita Armstrong.

In addition to his parents, he will be sorely missed by his brother, Braejon Armstrong-Romez; maternal grandparents, Steven and Sandra Armstrong; paternal grandparents, William R. Romez Sr. and Yvette Romez-Ingram; and a host of relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted today at 10:30 a.m. in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will assemble at the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. today. Riddick Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Charles H. Greiner
NORFOLK -- Charles H. Greiner, 81, passed away Nov. 22, 2001. Born on a small Eastern Shore farm, he joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served in combat during World War II and the Korean War. He served in the Navy until 1959 when he retired with the rank of CWO-2. He then entered the insurance business, for several years heading up the Tidewater office of Pilot Life Insurance. He was a positive influence on the lives of many.

He is survived by a daughter, Cathie Terrill of Norfolk and her two daughters, Amanda and Rebecca; by a son, Charles H. Greiner Jr. and his wife Sharon of Memphis, Tenn., and their three sons, Charles H. III, Matthew and Mark; daughter, Charlene E. Greiner of Norfolk; and son, Michael F. Greiner and wife Diane of Sterling, Va., and their three children, Tara, Christopher and Brianna. He reunites with his beloved wife of 52 years, Dottie.

To those desiring to express remembrance, a contribution to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Ronald M. Lutsky
NORFOLK -- Ronald M. Lutsky, 60, of the 700 block of Waukesha Ave., died Nov. 22, 2001, in Norfolk.

Mr. Lutsky was a native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Perlman Lutsky. He was a member of B'Nai Israel Congregation in Norfolk and a former member of the Brith Sholom Lodge. He was active with local civic leagues and with the Norfolk Citizens Patrol, 2nd Precinct. He was a volunteer with Jewish Family Services and the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Mr. Lutsky was a graduate of University of Miami and St. Leo College in Norfolk. He was an industrial engineer and had retired from the Naval Public Works Center in Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lee Lutsky and his brother, Aaron Taylor, of Charlottesville, Va.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mikro Kodesh Cemetery by Rabbi Yosef Friedman. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Harold Eugene Munden
NORFOLK -- Harold Eugene Munden, 87, of the 500 block of North Shore Road, died Nov. 23, 2001, in a Norfolk hospital.

Mr. Munden was a native of Norfolk, the son of the late Eugene Harrison and Rose Capps Munden and was preceded in death by his sister, Rosa Belle M. Sawyer. He was a retired mechanical engineer with the federal government and he was a member and former deacon of Talbot Park Baptist Church in Norfolk.

Mr. Munden was a 32 degree Mason and a member of AF&AM Corinthian Lodge 266 and the Scotish Rite Bodies.

He was the beloved husband of Louise W. Munden of Norfolk, and is survived by a daughter, Joyce Munden Clark and her husband Allan Clark of Norfolk; a brother, Randolph C. Munden; and two grandchildren, Spc. John Harold Clark, U.S. Army, and Charlotte Louise Clark.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Tim Dixon and the Rev. Keith Martin. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m. this afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Talbot Park Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Virginia W. Shell
NORFOLK -- Virginia Wiser Shell, 86, died in a local nursing home Nov. 21, 2001. She was the daughter of the late John and Matilda Wiser. Mrs. Shell was predeceased by her husband, William Shell; sisters, Vernie Airney and Wavie Reese; and a brother, Handy Wiser. She was a member of Glenwood Park Presbyterian Church and was active in the church.

Survivors include three sons, Horace Smith and wife Carol of Richmond, Harold Smith and wife Barbara of Virginia Beach and Ernest Smith and wife Louise of Norfolk; stepdaughter, Truila Barrett; and stepson, Thomas Shell; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at noon today by the Rev. Robert W. Tull at Glenwood Park Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 10:30 a.m. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Josephine Wilson
NORFOLK -- Josephine Wilson, born July 27, 1921, departed this life Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. She was a native of Stateville, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mable Waddell. She was predeceased by her daughter, Marva E. Wilson Marsh; and brothers John Waddell and Earl Waddell, formerly of Philadelphia.

She was a member of New Rising Sun Baptist Church of Norfolk, pastored by the Rev. Dr. Zack Pippins. She served faithfully as president of the Reserve Ushers for 15 years and was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Vernice Order of Tents.

She was married to Ernest Wilson Sr. for 62 years. God blessed this union with nine children: Roy L. Wilson of Norfolk, Selma E. Ricks of Chesapeake, Loretta Beard and Ernest Wilson Jr. of Virginia Beach, Patsy Johnson of Chesapeake, Arthur Wilson and Minister Angler Wilson Walker, both of Norfolk; her sisters, Lula Tyler of Chesapeake, Dorothy Burton of Philadelphia, Mary Austin and Catherine Hill, both of Norfolk; brothers, Albert Waddell, Ernest Waddell, both of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, Eddie Smith of Norfolk, Carshena Y. Holladay of Suffolk, Crystal Johnson, Monica Johnson and Maynard Beard of Maryland, Marcus Beard of Virginia Beach, David Martin of Norfolk, Jessica and Christian Wilson of Virginia Beach; three great-granddaughters, Misty Holladay, ShiAnne Holladay and De-Shawn Martin; two daughters-in-law, Ulla Wilson and Sarah Wilson; three sons-in-law, Carl Johnson, Maynard Beard Sr. and Percell Ricks; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral will be held today at noon at New Rising Sun Baptist Church, 201 Patrick St., Berkley, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Zack Pippins. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen Durr
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen Durr, 73, of the Cradock area of Portsmouth, died Nov. 20, 2001, in her residence.

A native of Blackey, Va., she was the widow of Cecil Durr and a Baptist. Mrs. Durr enjoyed music and crocheting.

Survivors include a son, James Sebra Jr. and wife Juliana of Portsmouth; a sister, Dolly Petroff of Logan, W.Va.; and a grandson, Cody LeBlanc of Casper, Wyo.

A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, with burial in Colonial Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Helen P. Jones
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen P. Jones, 85, of the 200 block of Hansen Ave., died Nov. 21, 2001.

Born in Portsmouth, she retired from Riddick Weaver Elementary School as a dietician and was the widow of Thomas R. Jones Sr. Mrs. Jones was a member of Holy Trinity No. 1 and a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School; was a member of Norfolk Division of VA State College; retired member of Martha Chapter No. 10 OES; past officer of Willie C. Davis Order of Tents No. 59; and a charter member of Woman's Board Chestnut Street Branch YMCA.

Survivors include a son, Thomas R. Jones Jr.; a devoted daughter-in-law, Dollie; one grandchild, Kiara R. Jones; three great-grandchildren, Reginald, Russell and Rhasana Jones; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karla R. Harris.

A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity No. 1 with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge. The family will be at the residence.

Glenn P. Cheadle
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Glenn P. Cheadle, 82, died Nov. 21, 2001.

Born in Clifton, Ill., to the late Harry F. and Elizabeth A. Cheadle, he retired from the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II. He was a Methodist and a self-employed realtor. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the D.A.V.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Helen Cheadle; daughter, Becky L. Cheadle of South Bend, Ind.; son, Matthew Cheadle of Virginia Beach; sister, Roberta Colthurst of South Lyon, Mich.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

To post condolences to the family, go to www.altmeyer.com

Irene Gravatt
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Irene Gravatt died Nov. 22, 2001. A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel.

Charlotte H. Larson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charlotte Hartman Larson, 96, of the 3800 block of Prince Andrew Court, died Nov. 23, 2001, in Virginia Beach Health Care.

Mrs. Larson was born on Jan. 8, 1905, in West Chicago, Ill., to the late Frank and Sarah Clark Hartman. She married William O. Bahnfleth in 1926 and he lost his life in an accident in 1940. She married Carl Larson in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 1972; after which, she moved to Virginia Beach. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Mended Hearts, Inc., Chapter 233, Virginia Beach. Mrs. Larson was retired from George J. Ball, Inc., West Chicago, Ill., after 25 years of service.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois B. Wernick and her husband, Donald, of Virginia Beach; a son, Donald R. Bahnfleth and his wife, Nancy, of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall after the service. Interment will take place in West Chicago at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

James P. McPherson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James Pershing McPherson, 82, died Nov. 22, 2001, at home after a courageous battle with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during his long service career. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Jimmy was a retired chief machinist mate from the U.S. Navy and had also retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He was a longtime volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Irma McPherson; a son, John McPherson; three daughters, Cindy Maxwell and her husband, Ed, and their children, Eddie, Scott, Jennifer, Tim, Jimmy and Danny; Ann Ward and her husband, Bill; Mary Merner and her husband, Ken, and their children, Heather and Sarah; and six great-grandchildren, Eddie, Ashley, Ryan, Timmy, Nathan and Aimee Maxwell.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, by the Rev. Steve Bement. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. for visitation and at 515 Cedar Lane, in the Thalia section of Virginia Beach, following the committal.

A special thank you to Sentara Bayside Hospice Program and nurse Katie Collins for allowing our husband and father to die peacefully at home.

Ruth V. Powers
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ruth V. Powers, 84, of the 1100 block of Revere Point Road and Lord Dunmore Drive, died Nov. 22, 2001, at her residence.

Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of Bruce W. Powers and a retired beautician. Mrs. Powers was a member of Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church and the Virginia Beach Senior Citizen Club.

Survivors include a sister, Bernice D. LaClair of Norfolk; a brother, J. Earl Davis of Norfolk; three nieces, Barbara M. Alligood of Virginia Beach, Gayle Webster of Spotsylvania, Va., and Linda Werz of Glen Allen, Va.; and three nephews, John Earl LaClair of Chesapeake, William Ellis of Merritt Island, Fla., and Tommie F. Jordan III of Maryland. She was predeceased by sisters, Pauline D. Jordan and Virginia D. Ellis.

Burial will be private at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Levi S. Plummer
SUFFOLK -- Rabbi Levi Solomon Plummer, 80, of the 3900 block of Bridge Road, passed away Nov. 18, 2001, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Born in Nansemond County, Rabbi Plummer was the leader and chief executive for 26 years of the Church of God and Saints of Christ. He was also member of William H. Plummer Lodge No. 271, Order of Masons; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; and other organizations.

He is survived by a son, Reginald L. Plummer of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Jennie E. Simeon and husband, Wesley Simeon of Portsmouth; a brother, Charles David Plummer of Suffolk; a stepmother, L. Bernice Plummer; nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, including brother-in-law, Ezra C. Brent of Suffolk, and friends.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Church of God and Saints of Christ Tabernacle, Belleville, Suffolk, by Rabbi Jehu A. Crowdy Jr., chief executive, presiding. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery, Belleville, Suffolk. The body will be taken to the tabernacle at 8 a.m. Sunday where viewing will begin. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

Udella G. Revell
SUFFOLK -- Udella Gamble Revell, 74, of the 1000 block of Litton Lane, died Nov. 22, 2001.

A native of Winston-Salem, N.C, she retired from Obici Hospital's medical records department and was self-employed as an accountant. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Hydon E. Gamble and Marie Vaughan Gamble and the widow of E. Carroll Revell. Della had a love for ceramics and was a very talented artist in this field.

Survivors include her daughter, Marie R. Shellito of Suffolk; son and daughter-in-law, Everett C. Revell Jr. and Sharon K. Revell of Suffolk; five grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth G. Gardner of Onley, Va., and Ruth G. Trincia of Lewes, Del.; brothers, James O. Gamble of Newport Richey, Fla., and William R. Gamble of Garland, Texas.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Southside Baptist Church by the Rev. R. Stewart McCarter. Interment will be in Great Fork Baptist Church. Friends may join family Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harrell & Hill Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Marie Shellito, 616A Collins Road.

Alice T. Bryant
IVOR -- Alice Elizabeth T. Bryant, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital in Suffolk.

``Judy'' as she was known by her family and friends, was a resident of Ivor, Va. She was born Jan. 2, 1917 to the late Henry and Cora Thompson formerly of Amelia County, Va. Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Ivor Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Elliott R. ``Bud'' Bryant.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Preston O. Ferrell of Severn, Md.; one grandson, Raymond Ferrell of Ellicott City, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alicia and Roman Ferrell; and her brother, Henry O. Thompson of Farmville, Va.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Purviance Funeral Home Chapel, Wakefield, with the Rev. Steve Gupton officiating. Burial will be in Ivor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Ivor Baptist Church or Ivor Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Donald James Dawley
GARGATHA -- Donald James Dawley, 74, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.

Born in Cooperstown, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul and Blanche Mae Dawley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ellen Dawley in 1998.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Cutler of Norfolk; four stepchildren, George Taylor of Gargatha, Billie Stancil of Pocomoke City, Richard Taylor Jr. of Salisbury, and Trent Taylor of Gargatha. He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry James Dawley in 1990 and Timmy Dawley in 1961. He is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He retired from the U.S. Army.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fox Funeral Home in Temperanceville, Va. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in John W. Taylor's Cemetery, Temperanceville.

Frank O. Brown
WASHINGTON -- Frank Otis Brown died Nov. 21, 2001. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Greater Wynns Grove Baptist Church, Colerain. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Marjorie Cooper
WINDSOR -- Marjorie Cooper died Nov. 21, 2001. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Indian Woods Baptist Church. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

Arlettie Holley
AHOSKIE -- Arlettie Holley died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in her residence. She was born in Bertie County, N.C., and was a member of Ashland Baptist Church, Merry Hill, N.C.

Survivors include three daughters, Bettie R. Vinson of Staten Island, N.Y., Florence Robateau of Ahoskie, and Gloria J. Vinson of Asbury Park, N.J.; a son, Willie Holley Jr. of Ahoskie; two sisters, Dora Warren of Edenton, N.C., and Louvenia Holley of Colerain, N.C.; a stepsister, Lillie Mae Mabine of Colerain; three stepbrothers, Charlie White, Dennis White and George Holley, all of Colerain; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Ashland Baptist Church, Merry Hill, by the Rev. J.W. Best Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.

Elsie H. Leary
ELIZABETH CITY -- Elsie Harrison Leary, 93, of the 1100 block of W. Colonial Ave., died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wesley United Methodist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Linzy M. Ruffin
AULANDER -- Linzy Melvin Ruffin died Nov. 21, 2001 in Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie. He was born in Bertie County.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Ruffin of Ahoskie; two sons, Clyde Ruffin of Winton, Linzy ``Zeke'' Ruffin of Lewiston; a daughter, Wendy Ruffin-Barnes of Ahoskie; a sister, Amaza Ruffin of Philadelphia; a grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Maggie H. Boone of Greensboro, N.C., Dorothy H. Walton of Chesapeake, Emma Johnson of Aulander.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Luella Baptist Church, Lewiston, by the Rev. Lycurgus Harrell. Burial will be in Sandy Branch Baptist Church. There will be a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Eldon B. Simmons
COLUMBIA -- Eldon Benul Simmons, 77, of 3526 Frying Pan Road, died Nov. 21, 2001, in Chesapeake General Hospital.

Mr. Simmons was born May 5, 1924 in Tyrrell County to the late Charlie and Sarah Spencer Simmons. He served in the Navy during World War II and then went to work in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he retired from.

Mr. Simmons was a member of Frying Pan Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge No. 178.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Simmons of Columbia; daughter, Teresa Davenport of Chesapeake; a son, Wayne Simmons of Columbia; brother, Hilton Simmons of Columbia; a sister, Eva Stone of Stuart, Va.; five grandchildren, J.R. and Kyle Simmons, Stacy Martin, Jamie and James Davenport; and a great-grandchild, Ashley Martin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Walker Funeral Home, Columbia, with the Rev. Joe Wynn and the Rev. Tom Fleck officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John M. Smith
COMO -- John Milton Smith, 54, of the 100 block of Rose Road, died Nov. 21, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hertford County Undertakers Chapel.

Louis L. Spivey
BELVIDERE -- Louis Lee Spivey, 86, of the 100 block of Louis Spivey Road, died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Piney Woods Friends Meeting. Swindell Funeral Home of Hertford is in charge.

Leroy Taylor
ELIZABETH CITY -- Leroy Taylor, 79, of the 2900 block of W. Main St., died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.

Helen E. Youngs
RICHMOND -- Helen E. Youngs died of cancer Nov. 20, 2001 at the age of 50.

She was a graduate of VCU with degrees in Advertising and Information Systems and did post graduate work in International Finance at University of Richmond. Mrs. Youngs had worked as a consultant in Info Systems and for the the past 16 years worked for the State of Virginia at the Department of Information Technology and currently at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Greg Youngs of Richmond; her mother, Betty Eng; father, Albert Eng; and sister, Ellen Eng of Chesapeake; and her brother, Henry Eng, his wife, Eva Eng, and their son, Brian, of Virginia Beach.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bliley's Funeral Home, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond.

Janie P. Ashton
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Janie P. Ashton, 54, died Nov. 17, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in New Saint Mount Holiness Church. Entrusting Hands Funeral Establishment is in charge.

Mary G. Zencuk
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- Mary G. Zencuk, 89, died Nov. 22, 2001, in Beverly Health Care, Oakmont, Pa.

She was born in Czechoslovakia and had been a life resident of the New Kensington area.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Spruill of Chesapeake; a son, John G. ``Jerry'' Gibson of Lower Burrell, Pa.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Fusko of Saxonburg, Pa., Frank J. Fusko of Tarentum, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth Mariotti of Springdale, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Zencuk; her parents, Karl and Mary Bursa Fusko; and two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Fusko.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington.

Langston B. Buffalow
CHESAPEAKE -- Langston B. Buffalow, 78, of the 2200 block of Millville Road, died Nov. 24, 2001, in his residence.

Born in Norfolk County, he retired as a gas plant operator for Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 34 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Buffalow was a member of First Baptist Church Crestwood.

Survivors include his wife, Mary W. Buffalow; two daughters, Toni Butler and husband George, Theresa Washington and husband Anthony; a son, Sidney R. Buffalow and his wife Sylvia; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Terry Buffalow.

A service will be held at 5 p.m. today in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing will begin today at noon.

Nicanora A. Gabriel
CHESAPEAKE -- Nicanora Ageaoili Gabriel, 78, was born Dec. 19, 2001, in Tumauini, Isabela Philippines, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Riverpointe Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by, daughter and her husband, Cely and Leon Macapia of the Philippines and their children, Noel, May, Narisa and Myla; daughter and her husband, Teresita and Romeo Badiang and their children, Jenni and Jason; son and his wife Narciso and Aurora Gabriel Jr. of the Philippines and their children, Jun, Thon and Joy; son and his wife, Danilo and Elvira Gabriel of the Philippines and their children, Danivie, Elda and Noriel; daughter and her husband, Lina and Alfredo Malabug of Boston; daughter and her husband, Alma and Fred Ebrado and son Alfred of Maryland; daughter and her husband, Alice and Roger Alonzo and daughter Sharon; son and his wife, Zaidy and Lavina Gabriel of Virginia Beach and their children, Kevin and Kyle; son and his wife, Ric and Malou Gabriel of Maryland and their children, Rima, RJ and Joshua; daughter and her husband, Evelyn and RJ Villanuueva of Chesapeake and their children, Ryan and Ronjay; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bernardina Taguba and brothers Felicisimo and Thomas Ageaoili of the Philippines. She was predeceased by her husband, Narciso Gabriel Sr. and children Clinio, Adela, Eligio and Isabelo.

She was a member of United Ilocano of Tidewater Senior Citizens Group.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church at Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, with burial in the Philippines. A wake will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

Dorothy F. Parker
CHESAPEAKE -- Dorothy Ferebee Parker, 74, of the 400 block of Bishop St., passed away Nov. 21, 2001. She succumbed after many courageous battles with illness over the past several years at a local hospital.

Mrs. Parker was a local girl and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. John A. Ferebee and her husband, Etherdige Parker.

Survivors include, from Chesapeake, her daughter, Jeraldine Manning, her stepson, Marvin Sparrow, and brother Moses Ferebee Sr.; her granddaughter, Antionette Sharpe from Japan. She had two grandchildren.

The Rev. Dr. Anderson Foreman will conduct a memorial service at noon Monday in New Galilee Baptist Church, Chesapeake. Mrs. Parker will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the service. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, Berkley, is in charge.

Jacob T. Whitehurst
CHESAPEAKE -- Jacob Tyler Whitehurst, infant son of David and Shannon Dunn Whitehurst, of the 1800 block of Benefit Road, died Nov. 23, 2001, in a Norfolk hospital.

Besides his parents he is survived by his brother, Michael Whitehurst; paternal grandparents, George and Audrey Whitehurst of Chesapeake; maternal grandparents, J.W. and Claudia Dunn of Raleigh, N.C.; maternal great-grandmother, Lois Butler of Alamance, N.C.; aunts and uncles, Tom and April Dickson, Todd and Julie Whitehurst and Mike and Tracy Dunn; and three cousins, Katie and Molly Dickson and Madison Whitehurst.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. John Godfrey. Private interment service will follow in the Chesapeake Memorial Gardens on Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the National Right To Life Committee, 419 7th St. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20004.

Mildred S. Barnes
NORFOLK -- Mildred S. Barnes, 89, died Nov. 23, 2001, in a local hospital.

Born in Dunn, N.C., Mrs. Barnes was a member of Gateway Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Derrell Barnes and his wife, JoAnn, of Virginia Beach; six sisters, Lela Miller of Benson, N.C., Lula Jane Messer of Irwin, N.C., Thelma Creech of Benson, N.C., Sybil Mabry of Angier, N.C., Dot Walton of Virginia Beach and Laura Langdon of Dunn, N.C.; a brother, Shirley Sorrell of Lillington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Debbie, Karen, Denise, Kenneth, Lisa and Cheryl; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Arthur C. Baumann Sr.
NORFOLK -- Arthur C. Baumann Sr. died Nov. 24, 2001. A Mass service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.

Grace M. Dickens
NORFOLK -- Grace Sims Markman Dickens, 83, of the 1200 block of Lindale Lane, died Nov. 23, 2001, in her residence.

Mrs. Dickens was a native of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and a former employee of J.C. Penney's Department Store. She was a member of Diamond Springs Christian Church and Women of the Moose.

She is survived by her husband, Aster B. Dickens; her daughter, Sybil Alger and her husband, Howard, of La Plata, Md.; step-children, William Paul Dickens of Herndon, Va., Janet Jones of Elizabeth City, N.C., Albert Charles Dickens of Chesapeake, and Joy Ellen Johnson of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her beloved pets, Millie and Susie.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Carolyn Schwarz. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hampton Roads Chapter.

Minnie A. Dorsch
NORFOLK -- Minnie Abernathy Dorsch, 94, of the 3300 block of Ridgefield Court, died Nov. 23, 2001, in a local hospital.

She was a native of Dinwiddie County, Va., and had retired as a nurse in 1972 from Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock in Norfolk after 29 years. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, and a 1929 graduate from Norfolk General Hospital as a registered nurse. She was predeceased by her parents, Minnie Cole Harrison and Bernard Hugh Abernathy of Lawrenceville, Va.

She is survived by her husband, Nils Arthur Dorsch of Norfolk; a half-sister, Mable Lucy of Lawrenceville; and her close friends, Catherine Sanders of Edinburgh, Scotland and Pearl Beatty of Norfolk.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. David Wade. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.

Mamie T. Howlett
NORFOLK -- Mamie Turner ``Mama Dear'' Howlett, 91, of the 2700 block of Sewells Point Road, went home to be with the Lord on Nov 23, 2001.

Born in Courtland, Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Turner and was a retired accounting clerk with Old Dominion Tobacco Company.

Mrs. Howlett was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Lee Howlett; her son, Bobby Lewis ``Sweetie'' Howlett; granddaughters Vickie Beth Howlett and Gina Howlett Garrison; her brothers, Beamon, Leroy, Joe and Jimmy Turner; sister Louise Hartsell; and son-in-law John B. Bodner.

Mrs. Howlett was a Methodist by faith.

A loving daughter and caring person, she will be sadly missed by her four daughters, Evelyn and husband George Wray, Audrey Bodner, Barbara Ann and husband James Morris, all of Norfolk, Janet Howlett of Chesapeake; daughter-in-law, Judy Howlett of Norfolk; four sons, Malvin Howlett of Treasure Island, Fla., Floyd and wife Mary Lee, Phillip and wife Rose Marie of Norfolk, Franklin and wife Judy of Virginia Beach; 30 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elsie Plum, Mary Matthews and Alma Johnson; a brother, Alton ``Doc'' Turner and wife Joyce of Norfolk; her dear friend, Lucy White of Suffolk; and the best friend anyone could have, Willie C. Lupton of Norfolk; and numerous nieces and nephews and hundreds of friends.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Herb Holton. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Friends may join the family at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, No. 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502 or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

Carrie E. Hunter
NORFOLK -- Carrie E. ``Elizabeth'' Hunter, 67, of the 700 block of A Ave., died Nov. 20, 2001. A funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Mason Memorial Church of God In Christ. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Elbert Jackson Jr.
NORFOLK -- Elbert Jackson Jr. died Nov. 22, 2001.

Mr. Jackson worked 42 years with the freight traffic department of CSX Railroad, formerly Seaboard in Norfolk, Richmond, and Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Jackson was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church and most recently attended Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville. He was an avid golfer.

Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Marguerite White Jackson; beloved daughter, Judith Jackson Scovronski; and granddaughter, Janis Elizabeth Scovronski.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Thomas R. LaBeau
NORFOLK -- Thomas Richard LaBeau, 73, of the Estabrook area of Norfolk, died Nov. 18, 2001.

Born in Saginaw, Mich., to the late Daniel and Hazel LaBeau, Tom retired from the U.S. Navy in 1967 as a master chief boiler technician after 23 years of dedicated service. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Tom served in the Merchant Marines from 1967 to 1970 and went on to work as general foreman for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Power Plant Shop No. 03, retiring in 1989.

He was a Protestant, active in the Estabrook Civic League and a member of Fleet Reserve Association No. 60.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Eloise LaBeau; son, Dennis Ross and his wife, Rosemary, of Moyock, N.C.; two stepsons, Larry Jones of Missoula, Mont., and Mike Jones of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Vivian Miller of Battle Creek, Mich., and Nona Konefko of Lansing, Mich.; three grandsons, Timothy, Daniel and Jeffrey Ross; two granddaughters, Lacey and Crystal Jones; several nieces, nephews, dear friends, and ``Lacey'' his beloved dog. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Chet LaBeau.

A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Fellowship Church, 4700 Little John Drive, Norfolk, 23513. A reception will follow at the church.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Headquarters, 801 N. Randolph St., Suite 1228, Arlington, VA 22203-1978 or to the Norfolk Animal Management Center, 5585 Sabre Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be sent through www.altmeyer.com

Joseph R. Plant
NORFOLK -- Joseph R. Plant, 72, of the 100 block of D View Ave., died Nov. 21, 2001. No services are planned. Oman Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cremation arrangements.

Alease J. Hester
PORTSMOUTH -- Alease Jones Hester, 94, of 46 Royal St., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in Maryview Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late William E. Jones Sr. and Roxeanna Goode Jones and the widow of Robert E. Hester Jr. Mrs. Hester was a native of Sussex County, Va., and a faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church where she served devoutly until her health failed.

Mrs. Hester was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia St. Phillips School of Nursing and was the first black nurse in Chesapeake to serve in the public health field. She retired from public health in 1974. She was a member of the National Association of University Women, St. Phillips Alumni Association, several guilds at St. James, and was former vice president of the Churchland Garden Club.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Sherlyn Hester Cherry (Charlie) of Chesapeake; her loving granddaughter, Dawne Vaughan Brown (Dennis) of Portsmouth; a sister, Annie Stith (Marvin) of Ettrick, Va.; two brothers, William E. Jones Jr. (Fannie) of Portsmouth and Winston S. Jones (Ann) of Waverly; a devoted cousin, Mamie Gay of Virginia Beach; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. One brother, Royal Jones and a sister, Lorraine Parker predeceased her.

A funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. John Agbaje, D.Min. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin at noon Monday. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Helen P. Jones
PORTSMOUTH -- Helen P. Jones, 85, of the 200 block of Hansen Ave., died Nov. 21, 2001.

Born in Portsmouth, she retired from Riddick Weaver Elementary School as a dietician and was the widow of Thomas R. Jones Sr. Mrs. Jones was a member of Holy Trinity No. 1 and a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She graduated from I.C. Norcom High School; she attended the Norfolk Division of VA State College; retired member of Martha Chapter No. 10 OES; past officer of Willie C. Davis Order of Tents No. 59; and a charter member of Woman's Board Chestnut Street Branch YMCA.

Survivors include a son, Thomas R. Jones Jr.; a devoted daughter-in-law, Dollie; one grandchild, Kiara R. Jones; three great-grandchildren, Reginald, Russell and Rhasana Jones; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Karla R. Harris.

A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity No. 1 with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge. The family will be at the residence.

Alethia B. Robinson
PORTSMOUTH -- Alethia B. Robinson, 76, of the 900 block of Enterprise Way, died Nov. 22, 2001, in Maryview Hospital.

Born in Portsmouth, Mrs. Robinson retired as social worker for Norfolk Social Services after 36 years and was the widow of Lloyd H. Robinson. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church, U.G. Wilson Usher Board, Excelsiors, former member of the gospel choir, Martha Douglas Missionary Society, Jills Social Club, and Norfolk Association of Social Workers. She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School, Class of 1942, Hampton Institute, and Richmond Professional Institute.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynette R. Thompson and husband G.W. Thompson III and Alethia C. Bryce; her father, Peter C. Brown; four grandchildren, Kathy Copeland, Lisa Bryce, Brandon Thompson and Joy Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Raleigh Beard IV, Dallas Nicole Thompson; and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Amelia B. Rand. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. J. Michael Little. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. today. The family will be at 4065 Wyndybrow Drive, Portsmouth. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.

Gloria V. Barnaby
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gloria V. Barnaby of the 4700 block of Haygood Point Road, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Nov. 24, 2001 (with a smile on her face) in the presence of her family and friends.

Born Dec. 25, 1930 in Hartford, Conn. to Jacob and Betty Landor, she is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Barnaby Sr., of 51 years; five children, Bruce Barnaby of Virginia Beach, Laura Quackenbush of Apex, N.C., Robert Barnaby Jr., Michael Barnaby and Michelle Barnaby, all of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Alyssa Quackenbush, and Matt and Scott Hinds; and her sister, Velma McAuliffe of Harwinton, Conn.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Almeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel.

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Herbert C. Doss
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Herbert Carson Doss died Nov. 22, 2001. A memorial service and full obituary will be posted at a later date. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Dorothy E. Dudley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Dorothy E. Dudley, 83, passed away on Nov. 23, 2001.

Dorothy was the widow of Russell L. Dudley. She was a retired school teacher of 41 years with the City of Virginia Beach. Dorothy was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and had a long and fulfilled life.

Mrs. Dudley is survived by two sons, Leon C. and his wife, Judie; and Richard A. and his wife, Beth, of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Ellen Dudley of Charlottesville, Va.; nine grandchildren, Michael Dudley and his wife, Patty, Matthew Dudley, Andy Dudley, Chris Daniello, Nick Daniello, Katie Dudley, all from Virginia Beach, Amy Rose and her husband, David, of Charlottesville, Va., Michelle Hundley of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mary E. Wade of Knotts Island, N.C.

A gathering of family and friends to honor Dorothy Dudley will be held at the home of Richard Dudley, 2524 West Landing Road, Virginia Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Grove Baptist Church, 691 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach (corner of Princess Anne Road and Pungo Ferry Road.) Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge.

Let her works praise the Lord.

Otto V. Halstead
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Otto V. Halstead, 68, of the 1300 block of Mill Landing Road, died Nov. 23, after a long illness.

Mr. Halstead was a native of Princess Anne County and had retired from the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries. He was a member of Princess Anne Masonic Lodge No. 25 A.F.& A.M., and a Korean War veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia M. Halstead; two daughters, Teresa Kim Havel and Terri Lynn Halstead, both of Virginia Beach; one son, Kevin Otto Halstead of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Mary Lindsey of North Carolina, Rosa Grimstead of Virginia Beach, Helen Chessman of North Carolina, and Florence Weidman of Blackstone; one brother, Robert O. Halstead of Virginia Beach; one granddaughter, Casey Nicole Calmes of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Halstead was predeceased by brothers, Roland ``Sonny'' Halstead and Ray Halstead and sisters, Mildred Johnson, Hattie Halstead, and Betty Halstead.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 685 Princess Anne Road, by the Rev. Chuck Moseley and Pastor T.E. Thieman. Masonic Rites will be accorded at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, American Cancer Society or to the Creeds Volunteer Rescue Squad. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Charlotte H. Larson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Charlotte Hartman Larson, 96, of the 3800 block of Prince Andrew Court, died Nov. 23, 2001, in Virginia Beach Health Care.

Mrs. Larson was born on Jan. 8, 1905, in West Chicago, Ill., to the late Frank and Sarah Clark Hartman. She married William O. Bahnfleth in 1926 who lost his life in an accident in 1940. In 1954, she married Carl Larson who preceded her in death in 1972; after which, she moved to Virginia Beach. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Mended Hearts, Inc., Chapter 233, Virginia Beach. Mrs. Larson was retired from George J. Ball, Inc., West Chicago, Ill., after 25 years of service.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois B. Wernick and her husband, Donald, of Virginia Beach; a son, Donald R. Bahnfleth and his wife, Nancy, of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall after the service. Interment will take place in West Chicago at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Joseph D. Linehan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph David Linehan, 84, died suddenly Thanksgiving morning in Fairfax, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary F. Linehan; his son, Dr. Joseph Linehan Jr. of Great Falls, Va.; his daughter, Katherine L. Kitterman of Virginia Beach; his grandson, James Sidney Kitterman III and wife Pam, and great-granddaughters, Kelly, Savannah and Jamie Kitterman of Norfolk; his sister, Sister Mary Grace of the Handmaids of Mary Immaculate in Washington, N.J.; two brothers, John T. Linehan of Newark, Del., and Terry H. Linehan and his wife, Pat, of Downey, Calif.; 10 nieces and nephews and their families. He was the son of the late Joseph Aloysius and Mary Holmes Linehan of Auburn, Maine.

A memorial service will be held at Sandbridge Community Chapel in Virginia Beach, on Saturday Dec. 1, 2001, at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to join the family afterwards at 2361 Sandfiddler Road.

Born in Providence, R.I., and raised in Waterbury, Conn., Capt. Linehan enrolled in his parents' alma mater Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, in 1934, too young to attend a service academy. The following years he entered the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1939. He received his master's degree in public administration from George Washington University in 1963. He had a distinguished military career of 30 years active duty, including commands during three wars, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. In World War II, at the age 27, he commanded the destroyer USS Cotton in the Pacific battle field, and was present at the signing of the Peace Treaty in Japan in 1945. He commanded the USS John Hood in the Korean War, and the Pacific Amphibious Squadron No. 3 during the Vietnam War. He won five battle stars for combat service. In peace time he served as assistant professor of naval sciences at Yale University, commanded the USS Pocono, held staff positions in Norfolk and Washington, D.C., and ended his career in 1969 as Assistant Chief of Staff, CINCLANT Fleet. He was honored as Norfolk's Military Citizen of the Year in 1966.

Following his retirement, he was active in civic and volunteer work as a member of the Downtown Norfolk Kiwanis Club, the Virginia Beach Sports Club, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Men of the Church-Sandbridge UMC, and Sandbridge Rescue Squad boosters. He was a member of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, and an avid sailor and tennis player there in the 1960s and 70s. He remained a sports enthusiast until his death, following championship tennis and UVA, Navy and Redskins teams through good years and bad.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sandbridge Rescue Squad or to the Sandbridge UMC Community Chapel Building Fund.

James P. McPherson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James Pershing McPherson, 82, died Nov. 22, 2001, at home after a courageous battle with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during his long service career. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Jimmy was a retired chief machinist mate from the U.S. Navy and had also retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He was a longtime volunteer at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Irma McPherson; a son, John McPherson; three daughters, Cindy Maxwell and her husband, Ed, and their children, Eddie, Scott, Jennifer, Tim, Jimmy and Danny; Ann Ward and her husband, Bill; Mary Merner and her husband, Ken, and their children, Heather and Sarah; and six great-grandchildren, Eddie, Ashley, Ryan, Timmy, Nathan and Aimee Maxwell.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, by the Rev. Steve Bement. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the funeral home this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. for visitation and at 515 Cedar Lane, in the Thalia section of Virginia Beach, following the committal.

A special thank you to Sentara Bayside Hospice Program and nurse Katie Collins for allowing our husband and father to die peacefully at home.

Joseph E. Norman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Joseph E. Norman died Nov. 21, 2001.

He is the widower of Barbara D. Norman and is predeceased by his mother, Minnie Norman; his father, Joe Ab Norman; brothers, Benny Norman and Clyde Norman; and sister, Ina Spruill.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda N. Gunn; and a son, Michael E. Norman; five grandchildren, Kimberly Mast, Lisa Smith, Kara Garnes, Jeffery Norman, and Amber Norman; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Norman and Stanley Norman, both of Chesapeake; five sisters, Evelyn Hufton, Ilene Comstock, Catherine Hufton, and Elizabeth Norman, all of North Carolina, and Lena Comstock of Chesapeake; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by Pastor Harold Bergey.

Walter S. Savage II
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Walter S. ``T.V. Sam'' Savage II, 83, of the 1000 block of Owls Creek Road, died Nov. 22, 2001, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

He was a native of Durham, N.C., and retired as a self-employed TV repairman after 43 years. He was a 1935 graduate of Hillside High School in Durham.

He is survived by his wife, Nannie Pearl Savage; four daughters, Carol Thrower of Washington, D.C., Annette Riddick of Atlanta, Ga., and Alberta Britt and Vanessa Savage, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, Albert Savage and Henry Goodman, both of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Gladys Mills, Grace Shaw, and Helen Williams, all of Durham; one brother, Charles Savage of Durham; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Lena Reid of Virginia Beach and Mamie Morris of Suffolk; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephens C.O.G.I.C., 189 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, by Bishop Ted Thomas Sr. Burial will be at St. Rest Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives and friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach.

Patricia S. Staley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Patricia Schwartz Staley, 59, of the 5000 block of Montrose Drive, died Nov. 22, 2001, in her residence.

Mrs. Staley was a native of Bronx, N.Y., and a retired business women.

Although Patricia was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother to many, those lives she touched will always be blessed and better for it. Patricia truly was one of God's most elegant gifts and will be missed greatly by all who loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Gerald E. Staley; one daughter, Kristina Leigh Staley of Virginia Beach; two sons, Michael De Micco and Johnny C. Shanks II, both of Newport News; her mother, Harriet Schwartz Marx of Suffolk; three brothers; one grandson, Jesse De Micco of Franklynville, N.J., and a host of family members and dear friends. She was predeceased by her father, Arthur Schwartz, and a brother, Jay Schwartz.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Catholic Church of St. Mark by Father James Parke. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

General L. Turner
VIRGINIA BEACH -- General Lee ``Pitt'' Turner, of the 200 block of Crystal Spring Court, died Nov. 21, 2001.

He was a native of Virginia Beach and a member of the Virginia Beach Riders.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Turner of Virginia Beach; 10 daughters, Annette Turner, Shawn Cuffee, Denise Walton, Tisha Turner, Kesha Townsend, Luvonda Lanier, Sonya Hargraves, Mechay James, Veronica Bell and Nikita Turner, all of Virginia Beach; five sons, Melvin Turner, Shawn White, Geneare Gray, Emanuel Bell and Raymond Gatlin, all of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Inez Johnson of St. Louis, Mo., Deborah Hamilton, Martha Turner and Rosetta Miles, all of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Lafayette Smith and Vernon Turner, both of Virginia Beach; 14 grandchildren, Ancheriva C. Turner, A'Shod D. Turner, Mar'quis T. Cuffee, Marshawna C. Cuffee, Carl L. Walton Jr., Carmen L. Walton, Travis Lanier, Damien Lanier, Raevon Lanier, Cierra Wilson, Teja McKinny, Teshawn Glover, Shawna Speight, and Tenia Hill; two sons-in-law, Carl Walton and George D. Townsend; two daughters-in-law, Deloris White and Monica Turner; two special friends, Baron Beavers and Claretha Hargroves; a brother-in-law, Thomas ``Kool'' Halton; a host of other relatives and friends; and a special friend, Suzanne White.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Elder Jeffery Johnson.

James L. Woodson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James Lee Woodson, 64, of the 600 block of Aylesbury Drive, died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in P.G. Thomasson Funeral Chapel, 1080 N. George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake.

Junior Bivins Jr.
SUFFOLK -- Junior Bivins Jr. died Nov. 20, 2001. A funeral will be at noon Monday at Faith Temple Apostolic Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Sallie B. Gaskins
SUFFOLK -- Sallie B. Gaskins died Nov. 21, 2001. A funeral will be at noon Tuesday in Tabernacle Christian United Church of Christ. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Shelia K. Purdie
ZUNI -- Shelia R. Kigler Purdie died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Holiness Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Billy B. Williams
FRANKLIN -- Billy Bryant Williams, 76, co-owner of B.B. Williams Surveying, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mr. Williams was a native of Wallace, N.C., and served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. He was retired from the Virginia National Guard, serving from Sept. 1947 to Dec. 1965, and had retired from the Virginia Department of Highways with 30 years of service.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia W. Cotton and her husband, Russ, of Franklin; one brother, Marvin ``Cookie'' Williams and his wife, Georgia, of Folkston, Ga.; two grandchildren, Will and Ashley Cotton; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Williams was predeceased by a sister, Narcissus ``Bootie'' Gwaltney.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Poplar Spring Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Reginald Warren. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1104 North High St., and suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Mrs. June Duck, 27351 Delaware Road, Franklin, VA 23851 or to a favorite charity. Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

Elsie V. Holland
NASSAWADOX -- Elsie V. Holland, 98, died Nov. 18, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Franktown United Methodist Church, Franktown. B.D. Holland Funeral Home, 7342 Lankford Hwy., is in charge.

Harvey A. McGee
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Harvey A. McGee, 92, died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salyer Funeral Home.

Muriel E. Reed
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Muriel E. Reed, 91, died Nov. 21, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Salyer Funeral Home.

Vernon E. Berg
SOUTHERN SHORES -- Vernon Edward Berg, 96, died Nov. 21, 2001 in Nags Head. Mr. Berg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a former resident of Hampstead, Long Island, N.Y., and Lake Whales, Fla. Mr. Berg was a retired building supply manager and member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church.

He was the son of the late Edward Theodore and Ida Jeanette Wood Berg and husband of the late Gladys Portofee Berg.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Vera C. Berg of Southern Shores; a sister, Evelyn Tatem; three grandchildren, Col. Valerie Jeanette Rice, U.S. Army, Victor Lee Berg and Vincent Parker Berg; niece Barbara Rock and nephew Roger Tatem. Mr. Berg was predeceased by a son, Vernon Edward Berg II and grandson Vernon ``Copy'' Berg III.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church by the Rev. L. Spottswood Graves. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Hampstead, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Medical Eye Research, P.O. Box 3011, Durham, NC 27710. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Agnes L. Long
EDENTON -- Agnes Lelia Long, 91, died Nov. 23, 2001. A Memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Anne's Catholic Church. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, is in charge.

Della B. Massey
BURLINGTON -- Della Bernice Massey, 62, of the 2000 block of S. Mebane St., died Nov. 22, 2001, in Alamance Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Johnston County, N.C., and a homemaker.

Survivors her husband, Benjamin Massey; daughters, Carla Cates Johnson of Burlington, Patrice Lamm of Youngsville; a son, Larry K. Starling of Mebane; mother, Eunice Testerman of Burlington; sisters, Evelyn Hawkins of Durham, Carolyn Bare of Snow Camp, Patsy Linnens of Haw River; brothers, Jimmy Testerman of Oklahoma City, George Testerman of Graham, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death her father, James Herman Testerman and a brother, Johnny Ray Testerman.

A graveside service was held Nov. 24 in Pine Hill Cemetery. McClure Funeral Home, Graham, is in charge.

Vernon J. Bowers
WARE NECK -- Rev. Vernon J. Bowers, a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, died Nov. 20, 2001.

He was ordained a priest on June 3, 1939 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Fort Monroe, Va. For the first 11 years of his ministry, Father Bowers traveled to small communities throughout Virginia in a mobile chapel to preach and educate residents about the Catholic faith. Later he served as the founding pastor of St. Edward's Church in Richmond, and pastor of churches in Danville, Roanoke, and Williamsburg as well as working as an alcohol counselor at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Since his retirement in 1979, he had made his home in Ware Neck.

Father Bowers is survived by several nieces and nephews.

His body will lie in state beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at noon. The Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan will be the principal celebrant. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Bliley Funeral Homes.

Clarence Williams
PETERSBURG -- Clarence ``Hap'' Williams died Nov. 23, 2001. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bryant Baptist Church, Courtland. William M. Johnson & Sons Inc. is in charge.

Precy P. Alarcon
FARMERSVILLE, Ohio -- Precy P. Alarcon passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 8, 2001.

She was born on July 31, 1919, in Imus, Cavite, Philippines and came to the United States in 1976. She worked as a seamstress in department stores in Virginia and Ohio, including J.C. Penney's in Norfolk.

She was preceded in death by children, Crisanta Langdon, Raul and Alicia Alarcon; and two brothers. She is survived by children, Florencia Gross of Norfolk, Gerry Samiano of Norfolk, Larry Samiano of the Philippines, Marino Samiano of Norfolk, Carol Cass of Florida, Iluminada Weinel of Ohio, Oscar Alarcon of Ohio, Mary Stuchlik of Kansas, Raulito Alarcon of Virginia Beach, Rosario Alarcon of Northern Virginia, and Rhodora Alarcon of Hawaii; 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters Rosie Maguad of the Philippines and Leticia Harmon of Arizona.

Services were held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Barnes Funeral Home, Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, Ohio. Pastor Tom Vorhis presided.

Jack A. Valos
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jack Andrew Valos II, 56, died Nov. 19, 2001.

Jack was employed at Norfolk Warehouse for more than a decade before becoming the general manager of Dixie Box and Crating in Charleston, S.C., Houston, Texas, and most recently in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack A. Valos, of Virginia Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Collins Valos of Ft. Lauderdale; two daughters, Stasi York and Courtney Valos, both of Richmond; his mother, Garnet Valos of Norfolk; a brother, Bill Valos of Chesapeake; and two sisters, Sharon Shearin of Norfolk and Ginny Vaughan of Ft. Worth.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Unity Church of Tidewater, 5580 Shell Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Joyce Kramer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Unity Church or the Boy Scouts of America.

Howard A. Willis
IRONTON, Ohio -- The Rev. Howard A. Willis, 75, passed away Nov. 23, 2001, at a local nursing home. The Coal Grove, Ohio native was born Sept. 26, 1926 the son of the late Elliott and Nellie Moore Willis.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jean Vanderhoof Valentine Willis; five children, son and daughter-in-law, Manuel and Robin Willis of Norfolk, daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Merrill Humphreys of Rock Camp, Ohio, son and daughter-in-law, Howard David and Kathy Willis of Barboursville, W.Va., daughter and son-in-law, Helen and John Osborne of Findlay, Ohio, son and daughter-in-law, David and Diane Valentine of Deering, Ohio; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. 7th St., Ironton.


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