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|Stanley L. Craft
CHESAPEAKE -- Stanley Leon Craft answered the call of Almighty God on Nov. 23, 2000, at his home in Chesapeake.
He was born Oct. 25, 1923, in the Lambert's Point section of Norfolk to the late Alfred and Vashti Craft. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and served during World War II in the U.S. Army. On May 16, 1951, Stanley married Dolores Craft and from that union they had four children.
In addition, Stanley retired from the Bronx State Hospital and Jacobi Hospital, both in New York, and St. Mary's Infant Home as a supervisor.
While residing in Bronx, N.Y., he was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and served on the Deacon board. While in Virginia, Stanley was a faithful member of New Calvary Baptist Church where he was involved with the Male Usher Board, and the Brotherhood.
Stanley leaves a legacy of love to his children, Stanley Craft Jr. and Annette Craft, both of the Bronx, Crystal Craft and Darryl Craft, both of Stone Mountain, Ga., Karen Sherrod of Norfolk and Eric Black of Virginia Beach. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tanya Craft. He is also survived by his brothers, Lawrence Craft of Norfolk, Edward Craft of Norfolk, Vernon Craft of Norfolk and William Craft of the Bronx; and sisters, Vera Hagans of Virginia Beach, Margaret Craft Smith of New York and Doris Craft Williams of Freeport, N.Y. Stanley is predeceased by Maurice and Harold Craft. Stanley also leaves a legacy of love to 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a devoted and loyal friend, Sylvia Craft; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in New Calvary Baptist Church by Dr. G.G. Campbell Jr. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Family and friends will assemble at 115 Kings George Quay, Chesapeake, at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street Chapel, is in charge.
Eva O. Gibson
Mrs. Gibson was a native of Norfolk and the widow of Roy Samuel Gibson. She was a former member of Woodland Heights Baptist in Virginia Beach.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Gayle Jordan of Lubbock, Texas, Douglas Nichols of Virginia Beach, and David Nichols of Chesapeake.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Paul Moore. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Chesapeake Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Edward V. Meyer
Ed was a 1986 graduate of Western Branch High School and attended Churchland Baptist Church. He served as a deputy sheriff with the City of Chesapeake, and was a biologist for the Western Branch Mosquito Control Commission. Presently, he managed the Town Club of Portsmouth.
Edward is survived by his mother, Lorraine Speers Meyer; a son, Kenny Taylor; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Speers, all of Chesapeake; paternal grandmother, Arleen Meyer of Ohio; two brothers, Andrew Dennis Meyer and Troy Aaron Meyer; a great-uncle, Bruce Speers, all of Chesapeake; numerous friends and relatives survive him as well. His father Dr. Vern Elee Meyer and his paternal grandfather Emil Myer predeceased him.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Wayne T. Blythe. The family will receive friends in Loving Funeral Home Chapel Churchland from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and they suggest memorial contributions to the Chesapeake General Hospital Authority Foundation c/o Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA, 23320.
Geraldine C. Moore
Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Willie Rogers and Henrietta Ellis Childs. She moved to Portsmouth in 1962. She was predeceased by her husband Weldon Moore and brother, James Childs.
Geraldine was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She touched the hearts and lives of many through acts of kindness and her love for everyone. She will be deeply remembered by family and friends. She was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk.
Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Williams and her husband, Albert, Victoria Simpson, both of Norfolk, Cynthia Brooks and her husband, Charles, of Portsmouth, Vanessa Moore of Chesapeake, and Maria Moore of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Everette Childs and Horace Childs; a cousin, Vernon Wise; a close friend, Sidney Easter, all of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews as well as a host of relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon Monday in Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk, with Father John J. Dorgan officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Viewing will be in Corprew Funeral Home and will begin at 10 a.m. today. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Monday.
William H. Robertson
He was a native of Norfolk and had been currently employed by Founders Inn as a night manager and head of security. He was a former Washington, D.C., and Chesapeake police officer. William served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War, coached Western Branch Recreational Softball and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, May V. Robertson; five daughters, Valerie Johnston of Chesapeake, Amber and Andrea Robertson of Williamston, N.C., Alicia Henderson of Portsmouth, and Angela Grizzard of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Brian Robertson of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Ethel McCaffrey of Haslett, N.J., and Elaine Letourneau of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Jazmine Johnston, Jordan Grizzard, Patricia Hoberg and Steven Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday to greet friends.
Joe H. Saldivar
Born in Mexico, Senior Chief Saldivar moved to the United States and became a United States citizen. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served a long and distinguished career of 30 years.
Early in his career he was the 11th. Naval District boxing champion. Later he reported to the VRF31 in September of 1963, where he spent most of the last 22 years of his military career. In October 1975, he set an unprecedented record as the only service member to have flown over one million miles while working as a ferry air crewman attached to the VRF31, the Navy's only ferry squadron. A member of one of the Navy's last all-enlisted flight crews, Senior Chief Saldivar became qualified as a crew chief on at least 14 different types of aircraft, and he traveled to over 130 countries. He completed his service with over 1.6 million miles and his flight record remains unbroken.
Senior Chief Saldivar earned two degrees from St. Leo's University. He was a member of the Catholic community at Little Creek Catholic Chapel. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Beaver Dam Hunt Club. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion No. 288.
Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Charlotte Saldivar of Chesapeake; three sons, Joe H. Saldivar Jr. of New Bern, N.C., Keith Melton and Kenneth Evans of Reading, Pa.; four daughters, Gayle Berkeley of Reston, Va., Barbara Hanley of Yarmouth, Maine, Lynette Link of Virginia Beach, and Sherry Kemp of Reading, Pa.; three brothers, John of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tom of Union City, Calif., and Dan of Modesto, Calif.; three sisters, Mary Haveland of Bothell, Wash., Carmen Martinez of Roy, Utah, and Magarita Gore of Chandler, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren.
A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Chesapeake Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Tidewater Funeral Choices, 1336 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach.
Robert R. Simpson
He is survived by his wife, Ila Lenore Simpson; one daughter, Cheryl Lowenbach and her husband, Fred, of Silver Spring, Md.; one son, Robert R. Simpson Jr. and his wife, Gayle, of Chesapeake; seven sisters, Eva Miller, Genevieve Eury and Betty Christina, all of Maryland, Margaret Bash of Florida, Blanche Vargo, Ruth Vargo and Alice Litterine, all of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren, Jeannine, Ariana and Joseph. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Ellen Thrasher
Linwood M. Wall
Lin, a native of Chesapeake, was a 1971 honor graduate of Indian River High School and a 1975 graduate of Virginia Tech. He was employed for 13 years at Ellis and Everard Inc., at several locations on the east coast, and most recently in Atlanta, Ga.
Survivors include his parents, William and Doris Wall of Chesapeake; three sisters, Shirley Bright and husband, George, of Chesapeake, Louise Parker and husband, Billy, of Virginia Beach and Karen Baker and husband, Donald, of Chesapeake; three brothers, Bobby Wall of Chesapeake, Larry Wall and wife, Kim, of Chesapeake and Kenny Wall and wife, Marylu, of Rogersville, Tenn.; 13 nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family, friends and co-workers.
Lin will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for his love and devotion to his family and friends. His life was an example to all who knew him. He was a loyal and giving man with a gentle spirit. His love for his three cats and cat decor will be a treasured memory to us all.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Pastor Rob Vincent. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at 1229 Glen Lochen Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born April 30, 1919, in Danville, Va. He formerly owned the Virginia Cleaners located on Church Street. He was a loving and kind person to all who knew him. He was the son of the late Mattie Grasty of Danville and was predeceased by his wife, Julia B. Grasty.
He is survived by two aunts, Marie Brown and Louise Powell, both of Princeton, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Gladys E. Brown and Lurice P. Brown of Chesapeake; two nieces, Shirley V. Watson and Carlotta M. Brown of Chesapeake; five nephews, Roy R. Brown Sr., Roland B. Brown Jr. and Joseph R. Brown of Chesapeake, Ronald J. Brown of Norfolk, and Wesley Mercer of Currituck, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
His funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Presbyterian Church, 745 E. 29th St., Norfolk, with the Rev. Ditawa M. Nianda, presiding. Burial will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home, Berkley, Norfolk, is in charge.
Jesse M. Capps
Survivors include a sister, Patricia Casiano and her husband, Keith, of Norfolk; a niece, Alaina Casiano of Norfolk; and three cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in McKendree United Methodist Church by Pastor Lawrence J. Stevens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.
James M. Dunn
Born in Topeka, Kan., Mr. Dunn was a Navy World War II veteran and retired aircraft mechanic with Naval Air Rework Facility.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Back Bay Wildfowl Guild, Back Bay Restoration Foundation and the Elite Fleet of Radio Controlled Boats. In his early years, he was a designer, builder and racer of hydroplanes and power boats. In his retirement years, his hobbies included carving, stunt kites and radio controlled boats. His 1988 world champion swan decoy is on display in the Ward Foundation Museum in Salisbury, Md. He also received recognition for his radio controlled rowboat named ``Pokey'' which was seen on television.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred K. Dunn; three daughters, Janice Rhoper and her husband, Larry, of Leavenworth, Kan., Judy Saunders and her husband, Charles, of Norfolk, Joyce Barnes and her husband, Edward, of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, David Rhoper, Lance and Jennifer Saunders, James and Kevin Barnes; two great-grandchildren, Cody Saunders and Shelby Boldyga; a sister, Jane Stewart of California; a sister-in-law, Frances Kierstead of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday by the Rev. Bruce A. Carper in Christ United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Viola M. Mayfield
She was a native of Norfolk and had retired from DePaul Hospital as an anesthesia technician aide and from Faith Academy School of Excellence as a dietician. She was a member of Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Norfolk. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward Mays and Ida F. Ferebee Mays.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald J. Mays and wife, Margaret Mays, both of Norfolk, Robert A. Mays of Baltimore, Md.; a special son, Fred Asbel of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Gladys E. Smith, Dorothy O. Mays, both of Norfolk, Geraldine L. Butts of Chesapeake, and Elizabeth Vazquez of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one uncle, Cary Clemmons of Norfolk; two aunts, Louise Hicks and Jacqueline Clemmons, both of Norfolk; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Faith Deliverance Christian Center by Bishop Barbara M. Amos. Burial will be held in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at 310 W. 33rd St., Norfolk, at 11 a.m. Tuesday for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral, Granby Street Chapel, is in charge.
Earnest C. Poarch
A native of Norfolk he was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Poarch retired from the U.S. Merchant Marines after 34 years of service. During his service with the Merchant Marines he was awarded Victory Medals from both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as other humanitarian awards. He was a member of the National Maritime Union, Seaman's International Union, and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Bute Street.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie W. Poarch; five daughters, Dr. Gloria p. Hagans of Norfolk, Joyce Freeman of Norfolk, Angela Whitfield of Fayetteville, N.C., LaWada Wallace of Newport News, and Dolly Lisa Williams of Virginia Beach; four sons, Earnest C. Poarch Jr. of Richmond, Leander Poarch of Virginia Beach, Michael Poarch and Eric Poarch of Norfolk; 18 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Homegoing services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Bute St., by the Rev. Robert G. Murray. The burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Graves Funeral Home. Viewing will begin at 3 p.m. today. The family will be at 2404 Upper Greens Place, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Life Center Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Bute St., 418 E. Bute St., Norfolk, VA 23510.
Virginia W. Reid
Glenn E. Sandifer Sr.
He was born in Tyler Town, Mass., but lived in Norfolk since 1948 and was the owner of the Norfolk Hearing Aid Discount Center. He was a naval officer and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Gloria Brown Sandifer, and his two sons, Glenn E. Sandifer Jr., and Carl Wayne Sandifer.
He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Dorsey of Advance, N.C.; his granddaugher, Carrie Leland; his great-grandson, Austin Leland, both of Virginia Beach; his brother, Rex Sandifer of Denton, Texas; his sister, Dorothy Monroe of Houston, Texas; and his dear, special friend, Dorothy Hopkins of Norfolk.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Eunice T. Wilkins
She was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Temple, Senior Choir, Elizabeth Boone Missionary Society, Group 5, Flower Club, Temple Guild, and superintendent of the Cradle Roll for Sunday School. She was also a member of Mount Hermon Civic League, Mount Hermon Senior Citizens and United Cavalier Club. She received Outstanding Service awards for dedicated service rendered to the church, community and her family.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, Linwood H. Wilkins; twin daughters, Lesa W. Richardson and Linda W. Long; two sisters, Elizabeth T. Robinson and Aurelia Williams; four grandchildren, Mia R. Robinson, James L. Long III, Michael G. Richardson Jr. and Madia R. Autrey; six great-grandchildren; special niece, Marleene Woody; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a sister and brother, Bertha T. Moore and James Thorne.
A funeral will be held at noon Monday at Mount Hermon Baptist Temple by the Rev. Leon J. Boone. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Inez H. Wingate
She was a bus monitor for the Portsmouth City Public School System and had previously been a child care worker for Portsmouth Catholic Elementary School for six years. She was a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School Cosmotology Course and a Nurses Aide graduate of Emily Spong School. Inez was a member of First Baptist Church, Portsmouth, where she had served as a deaconess, an usher, a missionary, member of the Golden Age Club, and an instructor for the new members class.
Survivors include her husband, Deacon William Wingate; four daughters, Katherine Brooks and her husband, Curry, and Joyce Wingate, both of Chesapeake, Sharon Wingate of Portsmouth and P. Angela Wingate of Suffolk; three sons, William Francis Wingate of Seattle, Wash., Bishop Lester L. Wingate and his wife, Mary, of Waldorf, Md., and James D. Wingate and his wife, Joni, of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Pearl Ham, Annie Mae Cannon, both of Aiken, S.C., Rev. Kate Louis and her husband, Ray, and Thelma White, both of Darlington, S.C.; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church, South Portsmouth, Portsmouth, with the Rev. Warren E. Amlet officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Monday. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.
Clyde R. Griffin
Buddy was the son of the late Clyde William and Anna Wood Griffin and the husband of Janice Marie Frye. He was a master mechanic for the past 15 years at Charles Barker Toyota.
In addition to his wife, Janice, he is survived by one sister, Fran Reese of Raleigh, N.C.; and one half-brother, David Griffin of Norfolk.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, due to his great kindness to felines, please send memorial donations to the Virginia S.P.C.A., 3040 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
Boyd W. Hollifield
Raymond T. Legros
He was a native of Lawarance, Mass. and a resident of Tidewater for 60 years. He was a member of the Oakdale Presbyterian Church and the V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby D. Legros in February 1998, and his son, John L. Legros in 1994.
He is survived by his sons, Randall T. Legros and wife, Lia, of Virginia Beach, Michael S. Legros and wife, Frances, of Yuma, Ariz.; two sisters, Blanche Legros and Dot Blumquist, both of Lawarance, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rosewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Oakdale Presbyterian Church.
Ralph R. Matthews
He was formerly married to Gloria P. Mitchell Matthews of Daytona Beach, Fla., and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was in the D-Day Invasion and was one of the first sailors to cross the Rhine during the invasion of Germany. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Virginia Beach Chapter No. 20.
In addition to his former wife, Gloria, he is survived by four sons, Ralph Robert Matthews of N. Weymouth, Mass., Steven Sherwood Matthews of Hampton, Paul David Matthews of Ahoskie, N.C., and Mark Russell Matthews of Virginia Beach; five daughters, Diane Carol Turpin of Chesapeake, Irene Morgan of Essex, England, Sharon Anne Blakeman of Duxberry, Mass., Karen Irene Seiler of Daytona Beach, and Jacqueline A. Matthews of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Russell Matthews of Roslindale, Mass., and William Matthews of W. Roxberry, Mass.; one sister, Norma Daly of Norwood, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Monday in the funeral home.
Rose Marie Stankewicz
Born in Waterbury, Conn., she was the widow of Fred Stankewicz. She retired from Brunswick and Mitchem Recreation/Bowling Centers and was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, T.O.P.S. and N.A.B.I.
Survivors include a daughter, Rose A. Hanson of Newport News; three sisters, Anna Wilson of North Fort Myers, Fla., Georgia Dingwell and Henrietta Peruta of Meriden, Conn.; a brother, Charles Snow of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Tara Hanson and Ken Hanson; a great-grandchild, Alexzandra Hanson; a host of nieces and nephews; and two adopted sons, Brother David Fronek, C.S.F., and Colonius Rawlings Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. John-Mary Tompkins, O.S.B. Burial will be private.
John W. Tillie
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Tillie has been a resident of the Hampton Roads area for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Family in Virginia Beach. Mr. Tillie was also a member of many community and civic organizations. He retired from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 40 years of service, and went on to serve as a consultant for the Natural Rubber Trade.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ruby K. Tillie; three sons, John J. Tillie and his wife, Jenny, of Clifton, Va., James S. Tillie and his wife, Mary Cae, of Fallston, Md., and Adam T. Tillie of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Caitlin Elizabeth Tillie, Sara Grace Tillie, John Matthew Tillie, Anne Mei Tillie; two brothers, Albert S. Tillie of Akron, Ohio, and Robert J. Tillie and his wife, Suzy, of Pineville, La.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Family by Father's Thomas J. Quinlan, James E. Dorson and Richard T. Mooney. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services from 6 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association or the Church of the Holy Family Building Fund. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.
William Parker Jr.
Josephine L. Pickett
Mrs. Pickett was a native of Portsmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Clay Pickett Jr., grand-nephew of Gen. George Pickett.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Violet V. Pond
A native of Suffolk she was the widow of Charles Bailey Pond Jr. and the daughter of the late Violet Preston and Albert Clarence Volper. She was a member of Suffolk Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Sarah Caroline Pond of Suffolk and Frances Pond Davis of Richmond; a step-son, Charles Bailey Pond III, of Suffolk; a sister, Edith Buttafoco of Suffolk; a niece, Karen Byrum of Suffolk; a nephew, A.C. Volper, III of Houston, Texas.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Don Hammond. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., Suffolk, Va. 23434 or the American Cancer Society, 902 Pennsylvania Ave., Suffolk, Va. 23434.
Dewitt C. Rogers
He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a pipecoverer and insulator, and was a member of the Local No. 83 Asbestos Workers and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena M. Rogers.
Survivors include his daughter, Royce Pendergrass of Virginia Beach; a son, Euzell Rogers and his wife, Linda, of Suffolk; one brother, Carl Rogers of Haywood County; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tom Potter officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel.
Jeanenne D. Foster
Robert Konitz Jr.
Cleo P. Lee
Mrs. Lee was born in Bertie County to the late Leslie and Mollie Perry Parker. She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney M. Lee, and a son, John Michael Lee. Mrs. Lee was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where she played the organ and piano for over 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy L. Brown of Colerain and Mollie L. McGhee of Washington, N.C.; two sons, Wayne ``Bud'' Lee of Colerain and Andy M. Lee of Windsor, N.C.; a sister, Belva P. Cale of Ahoskie, N.C.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Bethany Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Tripp and the Rev. Cecil Harkey. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. Memorial gifts may be made to Roanoke-Chowan Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.
Wilfred F. Manchester
Joseph V. Satterfield
Born in Portsmouth, he retired from Stackhouse after 20 years. Mr. Satterfield was a member of Congregation Christian Assembly.
Survivors include his wife, Carla Satterfield; a daughter, Crystal Marie Satterfield of Tennessee; a son, Joseph Vonlyn Satterfield Jr. of Portsmouth; three sisters, June D. Wilk of Chesapeake, Doris Cruden and Sara Herrin, both of Portsmouth; three brothers, John T. Satterfield III of Chesapeake, James F. Satterfield of Portsmouth and Kenneth R. Satterfield of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Taylor, Elyssa Lynn Nicole and Philip. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick C. Satterfield and Michael A. Satterfield.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Genesis Marcum. The family will be at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or church of choice.
He was a loving husband, father and brother, who will be missed by his family and many friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Gail Causer of Manassas; her son, Glenn Causer Jr. of Norfolk; six grandchildren; her brother, James Lowe of Virginia Beach; and her sister, Judy Lowe Clarke of Miami, Fla.
Ms. Grewe-Pomeroy was employed by Lockheed Martin in Manassas as a data control analyst.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Road Chapel.
Robert C. Vanderberry
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas -- Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert C. Vanderberry died Nov. 22, 2000.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lea Vanderberry of Fredricksburg; sons, Cary Vanderberry and his wife, Laurie, of San Antonio, Texas, Bob Vanderberry and his wife Cheryl, of Louisville, Ky., Herb Vanderberry and his wife, Sonja, of Montgomery, Ala., Robert Vanderberry and his wife, Nancy, of Rockport, Texas, Abe Vanderberry and his wife, Becky, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Kim, Andrew, Ryan, Dan, Christopher and Caitlin Vanderberry; sister Eleanor Farris and husband, George, of Portsmouth; brothers, James Vanderberry and his wife, Catherine, of Bossier City, La., and Billy Vanderberry and his wife Ollie, of Alamogordo, N.M.
A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. See www.porterloring.com (Remembrance Registry) for a copy of the obituary and to send condolences. Porter Loring Mortuary North is in charge.
Mary P. Cosner
Mrs. Cosner was born in Louisa County, Va., on Sept. 22, 1906. She learned family responsibility at an early age and helped to care for her younger siblings. She was never a stranger to hard work. She came to the Tidewater area during World War II and remained here until 1959, when she moved to Spotsylvania to live with her son. She moved to Chesapeake 4 1/2 years ago and resided at Georgian Manor, where she made many dear friends.
She was the widow of Jonas A. Cosner, to whom she was married for 71 years, until his death in 1994.
Mrs. Cosner is survived by her sons, Jonas A. Cosner Jr. and wife Jane, Rodney K. ``Kenny'' Cosner and wife Mavis, all of Chesapeake, and Hugh C. Cosner and wife Tuxie of Spotsylvania; a daughter, Mary C. Spady of Virginia Beach; her grandchildren, Clay Cosner, Kathy Cosner-Symmes, Rodney K. Cosner Jr., Patti Perry, Sherry Smith, Conway Cosner, Wayne Cosner, David Spady and Mark Spady; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Hugh C. Perkins.
She was a lifelong member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Louisa County. She was the church pianist there for many years. During her years in Spotsylvania, she and her husband attended Sylvania Heights Baptist Church, where they were affectionately called Grandma and Grandpa.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. A funeral will be held Thursday at Macedonia United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, was in charge of local arrangements.
Anna M. Garrison
A native of Baltimore, Md., Anna Vickers received her R.N. in 1951. She married Joseph S. Garrison III, M.D., in 1952.
Mrs. Garrison was a kind and gentle mother, sister and friend. She was active in her son's lives, serving as den mother, camping assistant, chef, animal herder, chauffeur and spiritual leader. She was a loving wife, supporting family moves during her husband's time in the Navy and later, long hours in private medicine. Anna Garrison was named Chesapeake's ``Mother of the Year'' in 1985 in recognition of her contributions. She was a former member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chesapeake and a member of First United Methodist Church in Newport News.
Anna Garrison is survived by her sons, Joseph Shermer Garrison IV and his wife, Gloria Knight of Severna Park, Md., Geoffrey Garrison and his wife, Nancy, of Phoenix, Ariz., Peter Garrison and his wife, Catherine, of Virginia Beach, Jason Garrison, M.D., and his wife, Cathy, of Poquoson, and Mark Garrison and his wife, Shelly, of Beverly Hills, Fla. She is also survived by three sisters, Barbara Baader and Ora Renehan of Baltimore and Georgette MacArthur of Arlington, Va.; 11 grandchildren, David and Craig Knight of Severna Park, Nicole Garrison of Phoenix, Raegan and Avery Tuell of Virginia Beach, Jason Timothy II, Alexandra, Lindsay and Matthew Garrison of Poquoson, and Jessica and Jacob Garrison of Beverly Hills, Fla.; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Shermer Garrison III, M.D.; her son, Curtis David Garrison; and her parents.
The family appreciates the support and care from Warwick Assisted Living Riverside Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4320 Bruce Road, by the Rev. Robert F. Cofield Jr., the Rev. Linwood Daniel and the Rev. John LeGault. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loving Funeral Home, Academy Avenue, Portsmouth. Her memorial will be recorded at www.AmericanMemorials.com.
Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesday, MD 20814, Attn.: Communications Department, in lieu of flowers.
Mary M. Melvin
She was born in Greensboro, N.C., and retired as assistant manager from Giant Open Air Markets. She was a faithful member of Riverside Baptist Church in Norfolk.
Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Frank G. Melvin Sr.; two sons, Frank G. Melvin Jr. of Chesapeake and James Thomas Melvin of Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, James Thomas Smith of Bealton, Va.; four grandchildren, James, Christina, Daniel and David; and two great-grandchildren, Anyssa and Elijah. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, James Thomas Melvin III.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. Frank Leonard. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today, and at 2204B Miller Ave., Chesapeake, at all other times.
Laura G. Colwell
Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Clifton Forge, Va., she was the daughter of Mattie Belle Ross Gilliland and Joseph Francis Gilliland. She was a retired registered nurse and was the widow of Frank Colwell who died in October 1987.
Survivors include her sister, Frances Gilliland Weaver; nephews, James Forrest, Joseph Weaver, Robert Forrest, James Weaver and Barry Weaver; niece, Rebecca Weaver; five grand nephews; five grand nieces; five great-grand nephews; and three great-grand nieces.
A memorial service will take place in Clifton Forge, Va., at a later time. Tidewater Funeral Choices is handling arrangements.
Jacqueline L. Davis
She was predeceased by her husband, Lilton J. ``Lide'' Davis Sr. and her parents, Benjamin Franklin and Ethel Bunch Lamb. She was a life long resident of Norfolk and resided in the Ocean View area for many years. Mrs. Davis was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church.
She is survived by one stepdaughter, Shirley M. Morgan of Taylorsville, Ga.; one stepson, Lilton J. Davis Jr. of West Virginia; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; one aunt, Mary Perry Denning of Virginia Beach; and cousins and many friends.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Rob Edwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church, 9504 Selby Place, Norfolk, VA 23503. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Marion M. Gray
Born in Norfolk, she was the widow of Thomas Franklin Gray. Mrs. Gray retired as a dietician from Norfolk Public Schools and was a member of Colonial Avenue United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion Gray Everett of Smithfield, Va., and Margaret Gray Williams of Walkerton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Gray Everett and husband, Gary, Sarah E. Martinette and husband, Buddy, Thomas C. Everett and wife, Cheryl, Virginia Wright Williams and Karen W. James and husband, Doyle; and six great-grandchildren, Brittany Marie Martinette, Ryan E. Martinette, Tina L. Everett, Dylan Everett, MacKenzie James and Codi James.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 132 Red Oak Trail, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colonial Avenue United Methodist Church in Norfolk. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge.
Hannah E. Howell
Born in Surry County, Va., she was a former teller and a faithful member of New Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two nieces, Pearl B. Faison and husband, James, and Shirley B. Day and husband, Wilton; a nephew, Nathaniel Brooks and wife, Mary; and other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Dr. G.G. Campbell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. Family and friends will assemble at Fisher Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Alice L. Ives
Mrs. Ives, a homemaker, was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton R. Ives Sr. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and had several friends at the Knights of Columbus Wednesday Game Night. Anyone who knew her understands ``I'm a kicking.''
Survivors include two sons, Louis A. Culbertson and his wife Ann of Woodbridge, Va., and Clayton R. Ives Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Tabb, Va.; a grandson, David C. Culbertson and his wife Suzanne of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert M. Culbertson.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Keith D. Moore. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at Wards Corner on Little Creek Road.
Erich R. Kriete
Born Nov. 7, 1919, in Hoboken, N.J., he was the only son of Erich and Elizabeth Kriete. Mr. Kriete was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Communication Workers of America, the Elks Lodge No. 38, the Moose Lodge No. 39, the American Legion Post No. 204, and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired with 40 years of service from Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Hines Kriete; his children, Linda Kriete Chaffee and her husband, Robert, of Chesapeake, Neal Richard Kriete of Chester, Va., and Dennis Keith Kriete of Ocean View, Va.; his grandchildren, Christina Chaffee Berry and her husband, Roger, of Chesapeake, and John Erich Chaffee and his wife, Kimberly, of Virginia Beach; his aunts, Helen Speckman of Secaucus, N.J., and Irma Judge of Hoboken; and his cousin, Carol Speckman Flathman and her husband, Floyd, of Bergenfield, N.J.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, with the Rev. A. Bruce Carper officiating. Entombment in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sentara Hospice.
Elmer G. McIntosh Sr.
Born in Ravenna, Ky., he retired as a U.S. Navy chief after 23 years of service. Chief McIntosh was the first heart transplant patient in Norfolk in 1989.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley S. McIntosh; three daughters, Ruth Ann Boren, Vickie Beaton and Mary Costello; a son, Elmer G. McIntosh Jr.; his mother, Nettie Ballard; two sisters, Josephine Roberts and Ann Arbin; a brother, Sammy Ballard; eight grandchildren, Tonya and Tricia Boren, Malcolm, Mary and Michael Beaton, Patrick, Allen and Tyler Costello; and a great-granddaughter, Autumn Markgraff. He was predeceased by his father, Reuben McIntosh.
A funeral with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Kathryn S. Perry
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Redding Perry Sr.; a daughter, Joan Perry Brock and her husband, Macon; a son, J. Douglas Perry and his wife, Pat; nine grandchildren, Kathryn Brock Everett, Christine Leigh Brock, Macon Foscue Brock III, Brandon Douglas Perry, Joseph Christopher Perry, Laura Paige Perry, Kenneth Redding Perry III, Karen Perry Estes, Jennifer Elizabeth Ellsworth; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Kali Nuchols, Richard Blair Nuchols, Henry Douglas Perry, Lucy Joan Everett; and her sister, Frances Hamilton and her husband, Vernon. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Redding Perry Jr.
As a young mother, Mrs. Perry was a Denmother in the Cub Scouts. She was a member of Talbot Park Baptist Church, superintendent of the Boys Sunday School, sang in the church choir and was chairman of the Flower Committee for many years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth River Women's Club and Women of Wesleyan.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Talbot Park Baptist Church by the Rev. Harry T. Dixon Jr. and the Rev. Keith Martin. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Flower Fund of Talbot Park Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Patriciaann M. Martin
She was born in Washington, D.C., and worked in the medical records department at Chesapeake General Hospital. She was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church.
Pat is survived by her loving husband, Ronnie G. Martin; three children, Heather Cannatella of Virginia Beach, and Joshua and Zachary Martin of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Austin; her mother, Lottie Courtney of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Shirley Leonhard of St. Peters, Mo.; and a brother, David Adler of Orlando, Fla.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kempsville Baptist Church by Dr. Kelly Burris. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Patricia Martin Fund, c/o Monarch Bank, 750 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
George L. Mason
Pinkey M. Mitchell
She was born in North Carolina and had been a member of New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, a deaconess of the church and a member of the gospel choir for 55 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Mitchell. Survivors include one son, Aurthur Kearney of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Willie Blount of Portsmouth, and Latrina Baldwin and her husband, Eddie, of Chesapeake; one great-grandson, Stephen Baldwin of Chesapeake; and other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, Ms. Mitchell was also predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday in the New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, with the Rev. Tommy L. Steele officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Viewing will begin at noon Wednesday in Steele-Bullock Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Family and friends will assemble at 1925 Laigh Circle for the procession.
Thomas G. Payson
Born in Fitchburg, Mass., he was a Navy veteran, retiring in 1981 as a petty officer first class after 22 years of service. He also retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and from George Sharpe Inc. He was a member of Naval Masonic Lodge No. 100, AF&AM, and VFW Post No. 993.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Beck Payson; two daughters, Kathleen Payson of Quebec, Canada, and Barbara Fisher of Fitzwilliams, N.H.; two stepdaughters, Barbara DeGoud of Chesapeake and Dawn Nance-Wright of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Lillian B. Nolan of New York, Pat A. Burdick of Fitchburg, Mass., and Nancy L. Reeves of Townsend, Mass.; four brothers, Albert S. Payson III of Fitchburg, Robert E. Payson of Boston, Mass., Richard C. Payson of Torrington, Conn., and Joseph P. Payson of Leominster, Mass.; and several grandchildren.
A funeral with Masonic and VFW rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, by the Rev. Karen Whitehurst. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Hampton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Thursday. The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Portsmouth Unit, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.
Forrest A. Benson
Born in Daytona, Fla., he was 76 years old and a Presbyterian. Chuck was a marine engineer retired from United States Lines. He gave many years of volunteer service to the city of Virginia Beach. He was a lifetime member of the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad with 32 years of service. He was very proud to be a member of the first Advanced Life Support class in the state. He also enjoyed volunteering for the Virginia Beach Police Department, 4th Precinct, for 11 years. He was a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, the American Legion, Post 327, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4809, Aragona Moose Lodge No. 1198, and a life member of the N.R.A.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Elsie K. Benson; two daughters, Katherine B. Pim, Sandra E. Smith, and one granddaughter, Holly Pim, the light of his life. Also surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Sorey and Betty Spiegel; sons-in-law, Jerry V. Smith and Benjamin F. Pim. He was ``Uncle Bubba'' to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will gather one hour prior to the funeral which will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Lowe Norman. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
Pamela Rae Dyson
Pam was born in Portsmouth, then raised in Yorktown. She attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Christopher Newport University. She was employed by the Community Services Board of Virginia Beach as a programmer analyst.
She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Amanda and Whitney; her parents, Barbara and Chuck West of Yorktown; two brothers, Michael and his wife, Joanne, of Fairfax, and David and his wife, Terri, of Londonderry, N.H.; and a very close friend, Patrice Mason of Yorktown. Other family members include four nieces, Katie, Debbie, Jackie and Michelle West; and two nephews, Nathan and Chad West.
Pam's body, as per her wishes, was donated to Duke University Medical Center with hopes it will further cancer research. Her eyes were donated to the Eye Bank of North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow the service in the church's social hall. In lieu of flowers, we believe Pam would prefer memorial donations be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society, and programs supported by the Community Services Board of Virginia Beach.
Donna F. Hacker
Born in 1941 in Baltimore, Md., she worked for the State Probation and Parole for 25 years.
Donna leaves behind her sweetheart of 40 years, Donald F. Hacker; two daughters, Kimberly Blackburn and husband Sam, and Denise Hacker; two grandchildren, Lisa and Brandon; two sisters, Nancy Funk and husband Bill of Phoenix, Ala., and Denise Snukis of Prince Frederick, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and a very special little five-year-old friend, Hannah Sivak.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. The committal will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.
Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
``Lil Mitch'' was born in Virginia Beach and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.
He is survived by his mother, Willia Mae Mitchell of Virginia Beach; his father, Charles Mitchell Sr. of Virginia; four brothers, Charles Mitchell Jr., Christopher Mitchell, Jared Cephus, and Claude Miller, all of Virginia Beach; grandmother Gertrude Mitchell of Virginia Beach; godmother, Denise Wiggins; goddaughter, D'Niah Taylor; special friend, LaCresha Parke; one niece, Neja Howell of Virginia Beach; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be at noon Wednesday in the New Hope Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by Pastor E. Ray Cox. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.
Ethel C. Moore
Neal W. Presby
He is survived by his wife, Roberta; a daughter, Sharon N. Presby of Newport News; four stepsons, David A. Neveu and his wife Terri of Virginia Beach, Dennis F. Neveu of New Bedford, Mass., Douglas C. Neveu and his wife Diane of Mesquite, Texas, Daniel T. Neveu and his wife Sandy of Virginia Beach; three stepdaughters, Donna N. Bishop and her husband Ottis ``Rusty'' of Norfolk, Denise L. Neveu of Chesapeake and Dianne D. Neveu of Norfolk; a sister, Donna J. Larcomb and her husband Charles of Landaff, N.H.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to M.E. Cox Center for Elder Day Health Care Inc., 644 N. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
Neal was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Although a quiet and private man, his actions spoke volumes about his generous and caring nature. We will carry his memory in our hearts forever.
Ethel C. Moore
She was the wife of the late Vernon L. Moore, and the daughter of the late Jesse and Ida Paramore Clark.
She was a graduate of East Carolina Teacher's College and retired from Martin County Health Department, Williamston, N.C., in 1970 after 39 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Williamston.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie M. Bailey of Virginia Beach; three sons, Vonnie ``Dick'' Moore and wife Helen of Virginia Beach, Milton H. Moore and wife Joy of Chesapeake, and Howard E. Moore and wife Emily of Rocky Mount, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Vernon Randolph Moore, and two grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Martin County, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Biggs Funeral Home. Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel, is handling local arrangements.
Alfred B. Prestridge
An Arkansas native, Bud was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and from the Norfolk Naval Air Station Supply Department after 22 years of service. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where he was on the count team and was an usher for many years. He was also a member of Fleet Reserve Branch No. 60.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen Prestridge; daughter, Maryjo Prestridge of Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Burton Prestridge and his wife, Sandi, of Norfolk and Robert Prestridge and his wife, Bonnie, of Virginia Beach; and four granddaughters, Rebecca Sprangers of Virginia Beach, Amy Drybread of Iola, Kan., Melanie Prestridge of Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. Adrienne Prestridge of Pittsburgh, Pa. He was predeceased by a son, William Prestridge.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by the Rev. R. Francis Muench at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7800 Halprin Drive, Norfolk. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Maxwell W. Baker
A native of Gates County, she was a member of Gatesville Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late George C. and Hattie Taylor Worrell. She was predeceased by a son, Niles Wayne Baker. She was the wife of Niles Bryant Baker.
Survivors include one son, George Clarence Baker and his wife Vann of Conyers, Ga.; two grandchildren, Jennifer T. Baker of Athens, Ga., and George B. Baker of Poquoson, Va.; and one great-grandchild, Madison Baker of Conyers.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harrell Funeral Home Chapel, Gatesville, by the Rev. Gene Asbill. Burial will be in Gatesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Etta Mae Grant
Arbie L. Jones
He was born Sept. 2, 1901, to the late George Washington Jones and Mary Emma Jones. He was a native of Ivor and had resided in Ivor most of his life. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Marie Davis Jones.
Survivors include four loving sons and three daughters-in-law, Abraham L. Jones and his wife, Pearl, of Ivor, Aubrey L. Jones and his wife Brenda, of Kempner, Texas, Sylvester L. Jones of Ivor, Larry L. Jones and his wife, Harriet, of Richmond; four loving daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary Ann Jones of Petersburg, Isabelle Cheeseman and her husband, Oliver, of Williamsburg, Ruby Porter and her husband, Carroll, of Newsome, and Barbara Joyner and her husband, Ronnie, of Mechanicsville; one brother-in-law, Wilbur Davis and his wife, Alice; one sister-in-law, Isabel Peden, all of Ivor; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Hill AME Zion Church, Wakefield, with the Rev. Ronald D. Cook officiating. Interment will be in Davis Family Cemetery, Ivor. The remains will lie in repose at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Relatives and friends are asked to assemble at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Abraham and Pearl Jones, 36361 Broadwater Dr., Ivor, at noon. The family will receive friends at the residence of Abraham and Pearl Jones, telephone, 757-859-6791. The remains rest at Tucker's Funeral Home, Petersburg.
Andrew E. Terrell
A native of Wilson, N.C., he was the son of the late Ellis Terrell and the late Lucreacy Bailey Terrell. He retired from St. Regis Paper Co. after 15 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Percy Terrell; two daughters, Clementine Terrell and Livan Lundy; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Henry Blount. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge.
Elsie S. Mears
Sue Y. Scott
Albert A. Cartwright
James A. Cowan
Mr. Cowan was born in Bertie County and was a member of Powellsville Baptist Church. He was the owner of James S. Cowan and Sons Trucking Line and a retired federal crop insurance adjuster. He was a member of Davie Masonic Lodge No. 39 AF&AM, a member of the Powellsville Scrub Club, charter member of the Powellsville Fire Department and charter president of the Powellsville Lions Club. He received a baseball scholarship to Atlantic Christian College and also played basketball there. He served in the Army in the European Theater in World War II as a tank gunner, participated in the Battle of the Bulge and guarded the tomb of Gen. Patton.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Cowan Calkins of West Chester, Pa.; a sister, Annie Laurie Cowan Cockrell of Wilson, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jim Calkins of Ellicot City, Md., and Sarah Calkins of Mechanicsville, Va. He was predeceased by three brothers, Rupert Earl Cowan, Robert Lansing Cowan and Leon K. Cowan, M.D., and his mother and father, James S. and Myrtle Myers Cowan.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie, by the Rev. C.T. Edmondson. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Colerain Rescue Squad or to Powellsville Baptist Church. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is handling arrangements.
Andrew Liverman, Ben Liverman
Sylvia A. Jennings
Susie K. Locke
Born in Gates County, she was a homemaker and the widow of Frank Locke Sr. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Gates.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Richardson and Luck Williams, both of Waterbury, Conn., and Joan Sawyer of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Frank Locke Jr. of Waterbury; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. James Brown. Burial will be in the Locke Family Cemetery. Hertford County Undertakers, Winton, N.C., is in charge.
Camilla B. Lutz
Mary A. Moore
Ms. Moore was predeceased by her husband, Andrew T. Moore Sr. She is survived by two sons, Andrew Taylor ``Kip'' Moore Jr. of Richmond, and John Allsbrook ``Brooke'' Moore and his wife, Pamela, of Stuarts Draft, Va.; two sisters, Edna Earle Hancock of Tarboro, N.C., and Marguerite Horne of Pinehurst, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Christopher Lee Moore and Brian Allsbrook Moore, both of Stuarts Draft.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Scotland Neck, with the Rev. Chuck Plowman officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD. 20850-4022. Letchworth Funeral Home, Scotland Neck, is in charge.
Ronald J. Moser
Leland J. Phillips
Loftus A. Todd
James C. Wiggins Jr.
``J.C.'' was born in Hertford County, N.C., and retired as a carpet installer from W.H. Basnight and Co. He was a member of Christian Harbor Baptist Church, Harrellsville, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Copeland Wiggins of the home; a daughter, Judy W. Perry of Cofield, N.C.; a son, Alan Wiggins of Greenville, N.C.; a sister, Gertrude Holloman of Harrellsville; a brother, Billy Wiggins of Ahoskie; and two grandchildren, Allison Hope Perry of Greenville, N.C., and Walt Perry of Cofield, N.C.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Garrett Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert May. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home.
Earnest Lee Cutler Sr.
DREWRYVILLE -- Earnest Lee Cutler Sr., 81, of the 25000 block of Tennessee Road, died Nov. 25, 2000, in his residence. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church. Pearson Funeral Services, Emporia, is in charge.
Fidela D. Littek
She is survived by her husband, William C. Littek; one daughter, Marilyn West and her husband Bill; one son, Albert George Littek III; four grandchildren, Nicole Mayton and her husband Ryan, Ryan West, P.J. and Beau Littek; and one great-grandson, Jacob Mayton.
Mrs. Littek was a first lieutenant in the Filipino Army Nurse Corps during World War II and retired from Mary Washington Hospital after 39 1/2 years of service. She was also a member of the Third Order of the Carmelite.
Her remains rest at Bliley Funeral Home, Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Park in Fredericksburg.
Helen O. Rowell
Survivors include a son, Robert E. Rowell; five grandchildren, Susan Andrews, Betty Clark, David Mraz, Roger Mraz, Robert E. Rowell Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Adam Clark and Jeremy Clark. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin L. Rowell; and a daughter, Anna M. Mraz.
Services were private. Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, is in charge.