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|Mary S. Hawkins
CHESAPEAKE -- Mary E. Seehorn Hawkins, 64, of the 1000 block of Shoal Creek Trail, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. After a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, she passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughter.
Born in Johnson City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Noah R. and Ruth Madron Seehorn. Mrs. Hawkins was a graduate of the Class of 1955 from Norview High School. She was co-founder and co-owner of Hang-ups Woman's Apparel Clothing Store in Kempsville. She was founder and owner of Gymstrada Gymnastics School, the first of its kind in Hampton Roads. She worked in sporting goods sales at Dixie Sporting Goods for a short period. She was also involved in real estate sales with Professional Realty, Long and Foster, and Leading Edge, and soon became a million dollar producer, a member of the Tidewater Builders Association Million Dollar Club, and manager of many new home sites.
Mary was blessed with many talents including floral design and a love for cooking. She was a devoted mother and loved her family above all else. Her infectious smile, quick wit, and personality were always consistent throughout her life, that was touched by many people and made her long-lasting friendships. She will be truly missed and never forgotten by all who knew and loved her.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, Oliver W. Hawkins; her daughter, L. Paige Hawkins; her son, Mark Jeffery Hawkins, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Betty Sue Hadra of Richmond and Jean S. Hopkins and husband Lou of Virginia Beach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks is extended to all of Mary's doctors, nurses and staff at Chesapeake Internists and the Cancer Specialists of Tidewater. A special thanks is also extended to the entire Chesapeake Health Family, as well as her nurses at Comfort Care Hospice, Shelia Ansell, Susan Adams, Mandy Evans, and Mari Hilton and their staff.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Mary Hawkins name to the Lions Medical Eye Bank, c/o Southside Lions Club, 904 Glenda Crescent, Chesapeake, VA 23322-3752 or Hospice Volunteers Inc., 4663 Haygood Road, Suite 211, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
Estella C. McClary
She is survived by a daughter, Latonyia Anderson; two sons, Stevontte McClary and Tommy Anderson; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Steele-Bullock Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lewis Richardson with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will begin today from noon to 8 p.m. Family and friends will assemble at 2209 Farmer Lane, Apt. 3, for the procession.
Bernard R. Sykes
Mr. Sykes retired from the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Virginia after 35 years as a marketing department supervisor and joined Twiford's Funeral Home staff in Manteo, N.C. He was a member of Kempsville United Methodist Church, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Outer Banks Shag Club and the Outer Banks Senior Citizens Group. Mr. Sykes was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, Infantry as a first field sergeant. He was the son of the late Vernon L. and Bessie Gates Sykes.
Mr. Sykes is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Massie and husband Charles of Gum Spring; a son, Bernard R. Sykes Jr. and wife Dana of Richmond; two grandchildren, Andy and Kelly Sykes; a sister, Bessie Sue Flora and husband Duval of Chesapeake and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. with a graveside service following at 2:45 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
David R. Whitehurst Sr.
Born in Norfolk, he was the widower of Virginia Whitehurst and had retired as a truck driver in 1979 from Colonial Stores after more than 40 years of service. Mr. Whitehurst was a member of New Saint Mark Baptist Church, 1136 St. Julian Ave., Norfolk, where he was a past chairman; member of Deacon Board; past president of the Floral Club; Pastor's Aide; Trustee Board; past treasurer of the church; and Sextant. He was also a member of Colonial Store Retiree Club and a graduate of the Norfolk City Public School System. He received numerous awards for outstanding service to his church.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia (Pee Wee) Burns of Chesapeake, the Rev. Blanche McAllister, Rachel (Puddin) Pinnick, both of Norfolk; an adopted daughter, Angela Howz of New York City; four sons, David (Cutter) Jr. of Chesapeake, Anthony (Slick), Delevain, Leroy (Sweething), all of Norfolk; a host of grandkids; nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his church family. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Jenny); a daughter, Deloris Ruffin; two sisters, Fannie Davis and Elsie Smith; a brother, Anthony (Tony) Whitehurst; and a son, Benjamin (Jim) Whitehurst.
A funeral will be at noon Saturday at New St. Mark Baptist Church by the Rev. Elmer Phillips. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary F. Yates
Pearl Brooks-Sands Faison
Pearl loved God, family and church family. She was an active member of Living Waters Ministries in Norfolk.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James Faison Jr.; 11 children: five daughters and six sons, Angela Beckette, Phyllis Dixon, Charles Sands, Fred Sands, Thomas Sands, Anthony Sands, Donnell Sands, Jeanette Sands, John Sands, Shenia Hayes, Towanda Lynn; a sister, Shirley Brooks Day; a brother, Nathaniel Brooks; 27 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of others she loved as her own.
A homegoing service will be conducted at noon Friday at Riddick Funeral Service Chapel. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. and a wake will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Richard L. Fitzgerald Jr.
He is survived by two daughters, Tabatha Fitzgerald and Tia Fitzgerald, both of Steamburg, N.Y.; three sons, Tommy Fitzgerald of Buffalo, N.Y., and Richard Lee Fitzgerald III and Christopher Fitzgerald, both of Norfolk; two sisters; three brothers; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Christian Reform Church of Ocean View by the Rev. Dan Mulder. Burial will be private. Holllomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge.
Matilda S. Krukin
Mrs. Krukin was the daughter of the late Jack and Lillian Stein Stoller and was the widow of Irving Krukin. Mrs. Krukin immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island, October 1923. She became a United States citizen and grew up in Bronx, N.Y., and attended Hunter College.
From the time she was 7 years old, Millie visited her Aunt and Uncle Ida and Benny Perlin in Norfolk, where she met her future husband and made many lifelong friends. She married Irving and moved to Norfolk in 1939. She worked with the family at the Krukin's Market on Brewer Street and later became the executive secretary at the Jewish Community Center on Spotswood Avenue. After that, she worked as the office manager for Dr. Leonard Oden and then sold real estate for Goodman Segar Hogan. Millie retired from the Virginia Employment Commission as an employment counselor after 20 years.
She was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk and its Sisterhood, Temple Israel Sisterhood, five generation and life member, group and chapter president of Hadassah, a life member of Beth Sholom Home Auxiliary, a member of the Brandeis Women, Hebrew Ladies Charity, founder and first president of Brith Sholom Auxiliary, a member and past president of the Y.E.S. Club and the Travel Club at the JCC, a member of the Golden Age Club and one of its first recipients for the Avalon and Mary S. Krukin Senior Award. She was a volunteer with Beth Sholom Home and a supporter of the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Pops, the Norfolk Forum and the Norfolk Little Theatre.
Mrs. Krukin was a charter member of the Jewish War Veteran Auxiliary Post 158 where Irving and Millie were instrumental in the Sunday Brunch for the area servicemen and was State President and served on the National Board. Millie was known throughout the community for her expertise in reading, writing and speaking Yiddish, and was asked often to translate and lead Yiddish interest groups for the JCC.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Krukin Perlman and Seymour Glatzer of Minneapolis, Minn., and Paula Krukin Levy and her husband, Ronald, of Virginia Beach; her brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Billie Stoller of Roslyn, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Krukin Liebman and Velma Krukin; and seven grandchildren, Jay and Tamatha Perlman, Terri and Scott Gordon, Mark Levy, Jason and Erin Levy; and two great-grandchildren, Ilan and Batia; special friends, Max Goldstein and Frances Perlin; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, Rabbi Michael E. Panitz and Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at 7320 Glenroie Ave. following the funeral service and they will be sitting Shiva at 812 Aqueduct Court, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia or a charity of donor's choice.
Lea L. Logan
Katherine L. Messina
Surviving are her three sons and their families, John J. and Sharon Messina and their son, Jake, of Bells Island; Michael P. and Pamela Messina, their sons, Michael and Jason, and daughter Kristen of Charlottesville, Va.; David A. and Darcy Messina of Bells Island, and grandchildren, Melissa, Anthony, and Deanna; a sister, Elizabeth C. Crowling of Norfolk; nieces, Mary Eunice Kraemer of Virginia Beach, and Margaret Dorothy Edwards of Norfolk; and many loving family members.
She was retired from Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads Inc. and a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church at 10 a.m. today. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, is in charge.
Wilbur L. Searight
Mr. Searight was born in Sandy Ridge, Ala., on Dec. 27, 1935 to the late Wilbur Searight and Marie Searight. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a grandson, Celesta Williams III, five brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Searight was retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of honorable service where he received numerous awards and medals including the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Following his naval career he worked for numerous area shipyards, the Yorktown Paper Mill and was most recently a driver for Aarows Temporary Service. He was a member of Garretts Community Church in Norfolk, was a large contributor to various policeman's and fireman's funds and devoted much of his time to his automobiles and home.
He leaves behind to mourn his loss his devoted wife of 42 years, Margie B. Searight of Norfolk; a daughter, Katherine D. Williams and husband, James of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Steven L. Searight of Norfolk, Marjorie A. Williams and her fiance, Dion L. Stephens of Norfolk, Rashad C. Williams of Virginia Beach, Roslyn M. Williams and Alexis B. Williams, both of Norfolk;a great-granddaughter, Marquisha M. Williams;two brothers, Loyce Searight and Eddie L. Searight; four sisters, Irene Meyers, Jessie Paire, Minnie Gill and Olevia Kemp; and a host of loving relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory with the Bishop Johnnie L. Reid officiating. The remains will be available for viewing through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. The family will gather at the home for the funeral procession at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Anita F. Sonkin
Ronnie J. Bucher
Born in Portsmouth, he was a son of Cecilia E. Bucher of Portsmouth and the late John J. Bucher Sr. He was a bail bondsman for more than 30 years and also a former partner and founder of Scale O'de Whale Restaurant.
Mr. Bucher was a member of Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club. One of his great pleasures was playing golf with his friends at Elizabeth Manor after taking up the sport at age 50. He was dedicated to the pursuit of scoring regularly in the 70s.
Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, Claire D. Bucher; three daughters, Cindy B. Aston and husband Bob of Portsmouth, Rhonda B. VonBernewitz and husband Eric of Richmond, and Katherine G. Bucher of Portsmouth; two sisters, Cecilia ``Cissy'' B. Sapienza and husband C. David, Madalena ``Ennie'' B. LeDoyen and husband David; a brother, John J. Bucher Jr. and wife Pam; and three grandchildren, Trey, Mary Catherine and Jerret.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Deb Jenkins. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 3636 High St., Portsmouth, VA 23707.
Hunter W. Champion
Born in Oxford, N.C., and having spent most of his life in Portsmouth, he was the husband of Dorothy V. Champion. He was a retired planner and estimator in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Predeceased by a son, Jerry L. Champion, he is survived by two sons, E. Wayne Champion and wife Kay and Larry A. Champion and wife Debbie; a daughter, Carolyn A. Champion; and a daughter-in-law, Betty C. Champion; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Sentara Hospice or your favorite charity.
A. Graham Crawford Jr.
A native of Edenton, N.C., he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years of service and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Past Master and an active member of Portsmouth Naval Masonic Lodge No. 100 and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was an active member of the Poppa Askew Bible Class and Pinecrest Baptist Church. He was a past president of Olive Branch Football Association, coach of Olive Branch Little League and Manor Basketball Association.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Richardson Crawford; three children, daughter Cheryl Dozier and husband Tommy, son Bobby Crawford and wife April and son Gary Crawford, all of Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Troy and Shelly Dozier, Leigh Ann, Malarie and Nicholas Crawford; brother William Crawford; and many loving family members and friends.
A funeral will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Pinecrest Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Potter followed by the burial at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends at Pinecrest Baptist Church Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Pinecrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 209 Felton Road, Portsmouth, VA 23701. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Deloris S. Lusk
She is survived by her husband, Sherman B. Lusk; two daughters, Teresa Burriss and husband Timothy of Portsmouth and Patricia Lusk of Portsmouth; son, Anthony Leonard of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Kimberley and Jason Burriss and Matthew Opauski; two sisters, Betty Lou Ward of Whitesville, W.Va., Bonney J. Krepps of Elyria, Ohio; two brothers, Bernard Lee Smith of Elkins, W.Va., Paul Donald Smith of Whitesville; and uncle, Bill Spigener of Norfolk.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Johnny McDonald. The family will receive friends at New Temple Grove Ministries today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.
Edna R. Oden
Edna is survived by her son, Jack Oden of Burlingame, Calif.; a sister, Edith Cosme of California; and a brother, Liven Austin of Portsmouth.
Funeral services will be private. Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, is handling arrangements.
Mary L. Williams
She is survived by her husband, Warner E. Williams; three daughters, Jody Williams of Austin, Texas, Melanie Freitas of Fairfax Station, Va., and Samantha Frazier of Chesapeake; a son, Kevin C. Williams of Port Republic, Md.; a brother, Walter Linnemeyer of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1901 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, by the Rev. Thomas Becker. Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 98 Kilby Shores Drive No. 100, Suffolk, Va 23434.
Robert N. Moore
Born in Jackson, Mich., he retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and from civil service. He was also a restaurateur.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Helen L. Moore of Virginia Beach. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial at sea will be by the U.S. Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, P.O. Box 7065, Richmond, VA 23221.
A native of Virginia Beach, he was a backhoe operator for the City of Norfolk and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Deacon Olds was a member of the Usher Board, deacon, Men's Fellowship, Missionary and Intercessor Prayer.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Virginia Olds; two daughters, Tequlia Olds and Latreasa Olds; four sons, Tyrone Olds Jr., Jerome Olds, Peter Olds and Marques Olds, all of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Loretta Olds of Norfolk, Doris Olds and Joycelyn Olds, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, LaVerne Olds of Virginia Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. William Darryl Scott Sr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. The remains will be ready for viewing Friday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The remains will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Saturday. The family will assemble at the residence at 10 a.m. for the procession.
George D. Thomas Sr.
He was born in Washington, D.C., to the late Louis Thomas and Margaret Bowers Thomas. Mr. Thomas worked as a residential home builder.
Survivors include a daughter, Bertha Thomas of Charlottesville, Va.; a son, George D. Thomas Jr. and wife Jena of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren: a granddaughter, Ruth Buschmann; and three grandsons, Daniel Buschmann, George Thomas Buschmann and Matthew Thomas; a great-grandchild, Mariah Dibble; three brothers; four sisters; and his longtime companion, Elaine Brown and her three children.
A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by the Rev. Charles H. Stover. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Leola A. Williams
Born in Princess Anne County, she was the widow of Chester Williams. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, a church Mother, a Sunday School teacher, a choir member, and a missionary. She was also a member of United Order of Eastern Star Princess Anne Chapter 27, Beech Wood Social and Savings Club, and Beech Wood Civic League.
She is survived by a foster son, Randall Allen Williams of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Charlie Brown and Ralph Brown, both of Norfolk; four nieces, Shirley Joyner, Harriett Williams, Joyce Venning and Patricia McGee, all of Virginia Beach; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. C.H. Williams with burial in Rosewood Memorial Park. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.
Rosa Lee P. Burroughs
A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., she was the widow of Sutton Alfred Burroughs and a homemaker. She was a member of Windsor Christian Church and the daughter of the late Lee Pittman and Arlie Boyd Pittman. She was predeceased by two brothers, Milton Pittman and Lemuel Pittman.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie B. Riley of Windsor, Va., Jinky B. and Rudy Field of Richmond, Peggy B. and Steve Shifflett of Charlottesville, Va., Faye B. and Richard Harris of Suffolk and Tanya B. Pope of Windsor; four grandchildren, Greg, Jason, Chris and Cynde; four great-grandchildren, Paul, Leanne, Emily and Nicholas.
A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Windsor Christian Church by the Rev. Buzz Ballard. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery. Friends may join the family Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Harrell & Hill Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Windsor Christian Church Building Fund, 1 Windsor Blvd. W., Windsor, Va.
Wanda B. Eley
Robert D. Shifferly
A native of Orrville, Ohio, he was a retired music teacher from Portsmouth Public Schools and taught a number of years in Suffolk. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, Suffolk, where he was the organist and choir director. He was also a member of Bethlehem Ruritan Club; Bethlehem Fellowship Club; active in Little Theatres and the Hurrah Players; active member of Suffolk Republican Party; and co-executive director of Miss Suffolk and Miss Virginia Peanut Pageants.
He is survived by his wife, Mary B. ``Betty'' Shifferly; a sister, Ruth Eberly and husband Roger of Orville, Ohio; sister-in-law Ann Golden of Portsmouth; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his cats, Pumpkin and Frisky.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Christian Church by the Revs. Jonathan Palmer and James Smelley. Entombment in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Berea Christian Church Memorial Fund.
Nathaniel W. Byrd Jr.
He was a native of Nansemond County, Va., and was formerly a resident of Suffolk for many years. He retired as an ordinance worker from Naval Ammunition Department, and also served 27 years with the civil service. He was a member of Suffolk Church of God. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and Korea, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was the son of the late Nathaniel Wright Byrd Sr. and Elmyra Harrell Byrd. He was also predeceased by a brother, Clarence Raymond Byrd.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Daisy Ann Barnes Byrd of Franklin; daughters and son-in-law, Belinda Wyatt of Franklin, and Gloria and Michael Worrell of Franklin; granddaughter, Terri Lynn and Del Thorne of Charlottesville, Va.; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Alex Thorne of Charlottesville; a sister, Bessie Lee Harden of Harrellsville, N.C.; a brother, W. Harrell Byrd of Portsmouth; a special niece, Betty Jean Bracey of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and a special nephew, William Byrd of Richmond.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Harrell and Hill Funeral Home, 2460 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, by the Rev. James R. Hughes. Interment will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded.
Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, and other times at the residence, 907 Kimberly Drive, Franklin.
Douglas E. Holmes
Floyd C. Jones
Harry B. Krier Jr.
Eldred M. Taylor
Raymond B. Collier
Mr. Collier was a native of Garysburg, N.C., a graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Duke University. He was a retired secretary of Northeastern Oil Company in Weldon, N.C., and Murfreesboro, N.C., for more than 40 years, having retired in 1970. He was a member of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, where he was active in several capacities, a member of the Murfreesboro Historical Association serving on the Board of Directors for a number of years, a former member of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Surviving are his wife, Esther House Collier; one son, Thomas Benjamin Collier and wife Mary of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren, Rachel and John Collier of Los Angeles; and a sister-in-law, Carrie M. Collier of Garner, N.C. Mr. Collier was predeceased by two brothers, J. Reginald Collier and William G. Collier; and also predeceased by five sisters, Catherine C. Cates, Reba C. Holland, Lillian C. Garriss, Eleanor C. Murph, and Mamie C. Vines.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Murfreesboro United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Michael Gast. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today in Garysburg United Methodist Church Cemetery, Garysburg, N.C.
The family will receive friends at the home, and also from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the church prior to services. Memorial donations may be made to Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, 313 High St., Murfreesboro, NC 27855, or to Garysburg United Methodist Church Cemetery and Endowment Fund, 1307 Glennwood Ave., P.O. Box 1935, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Garrett Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, is serving the Collier family.
Broadus A. Crabtree Jr.
Allen L. Frucci
Mr. Frucci was the son of the late Lawrence and Allene Davis Frucci and the husband of Susan Edmondson Frucci of the residence. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Maria Frucci-Saunders of Colington Harbour, N.C.; two sons, Steven Frucci of Virginia Beach and Gregory Frucci of Pleasanton, Calif.; a brother, Richard Frucci of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Arabella Moore Frucci-Saunders and Kate Brissonnette.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial with military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Quantico, VA 22134. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.
Caddie H. Overton
Caddie left Ocracoke Island at age 13 to continue her education in St. Paul's School in Beaufort, N.C. and East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville, N.C. She returned to Ocracoke to teach school and care for her mother until her marriage. Junie and Caddie, married for 62 years, were faithful members of their beloved Coleman Place Presbyterian Church in Norfolk where they and their daughters were nurtured by this wonderful church family for many years.
At her request, a graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach with Dr. Jim Alexander, pastor of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church presiding. Her family will be at the home of her daughter at 1341 Graham Road, Virginia Beach. A memorial service will also be held at Sunnyside in Harrisonburg today. Memorial remembrances may be made to the United Methodist Church at Ocracoke, Coleman Place Presbyterian Church in Norfolk or Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.
Caddie's family wishes to express their gratefulness to the Sunnyside family for their love and care of Caddie for the past eight years. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Mary Jane Fularon
She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Danilo F. Fularon Sr.; daughter, Larachelle (Shelly) Fularon; son, Danilo (D.J.) Fularon Jr.; and doting pet dog and companion, Houston; parents, Guy and Margaret Respass; two sisters, Susan Satcher and husband Kenneth Satcher and Donna White; two brothers, Dennis Respass and Richard Respass and wife Christy Beal; numerous nieces and nephews from California, Georgia and Virginia; and lifelong friend, Jackie Moseley and husband Garland and their daughters, Teresa, Kim and Stacey.
The family will receive friends at the home of Guy and Margaret Respass, 2212 Wildwood Road, Chesapeake. A wake will be held today at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept contributions and a lump sum donation will be made to the American Liver Foundation for clinical research in loving memory of Mary Jane Fularon.
Mr. LeGendre retired as a machinist mate senior chief from the U.S. Navy in 1999 after 23 years, which included service during Operation Desert Storm. After the Navy he worked for QED Systems in Virginia Beach.
Mr. LeGendre is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary LeGendre; his daughter, Amber K. LeGendre of Hampton; his son, Stephen W. LeGendre of Hampton; his sister, Patricia Morgan of Holly, Mich.; his brothers, Michael LeGendre of Los Almos, N.M., Timothy LeGendre of Holly, and Kenneth LeGendre of Clarkston, Mich.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton. Immediately following, a memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. by Greg Garrett.
Norman G. Preston Jr.
The Rev. Preston was born in Louisiana August 27, 1920. The Rev. Preston was a graduate of Louisiana State University and Duke University Divinity School and did post graduate studies at Yale. He served as Director of Wesley Foundation at Louisiana Tech University and Minister to Students at University of Southern California before joining the Virginia Methodist Conference in 1950. He served as Minister at a number of churches in the Virginia Methodist Conference until his retirement in 1983. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of Webber High Twelve Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Buchanan Preston; four children, Rear Admiral Noel Preston of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. Elinor Preston of Portland, Ore., Kenneth Preston of San Francisco, Calif., and Beth P. Wooster of Powhatan, Va.; and six grandchildren, 1st Lt. Bradley Preston, USAF, Melanie Hansen, Virginia Beach, Elizabeth Preston, San Diego, Calif., Leigh and Kenan Preston, Dunwoody, Ga., and Emily Wooster, Powhatan, Va.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at First United Methodist Church, Salem, Va. with the Rev. Thomas L. Joyce and the Rev. D. Michael Houff officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Preachers Relief Society, Virginia Methodist Conference, P.O. Box 11367, Richmond, VA 23230 or the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.
Jane Ellen Castillo
Ms. Castillo, a native of New York City, was a daughter of Mrs. Eileen P. Brooks and the late Warren J. Brooks Sr.
Survivors include her mother, Eileen P. Brooks of Norfolk; two daughters, Jade Castillo and Judith Castillo, both of Frisco, Texas; her son, Justin Castillo of Providence, R.I.; her three brothers, John Brooks of Virginia Beach, Doug Brooks of Chesapeake, Warren Brooks Jr. of Suffolk; three sisters, Kathy Sexton and Meg Baker of Norfolk and Amy Brooks of Melrose, Mass.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church by Father Bryan Rafferty. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.
Verma E. Edgett
She was born in Newport News, Va., on Jan. 2, 1947, the daughter of the late Davis B. and Sue Hayes Williams. She retired in 2001 from Bell Atlantic, and was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by three sons, Robert A. Todt and wife Jamee, Richard A. Todt, all of Smithsburg, and Ronnie A. Todt of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Doris Hogg of Gloucester, Va.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Butch Williams, in 1998.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg, Md., by Father George A. Limmer. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Thomas G. Garrity Jr.
Born Nov. 16, 1930 in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Garrity moved to Virginia Beach in 1966 while working for Grumman Aerospace. He was transferred to San Diego in 1978 and retired there in 1981.
Mr. Garrity is survived by his wife, Mary Garrity who resides in San Diego; five children, Linda McCane of Lynchburg, Va., Tom Garrity of Sanford, N.C., Millie Ghi of North Carolina, Jim Garrity of Norfolk and Barbara Addy of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Ethel Lynch of New York, Dorothy Young of Mount Joy, Pa., Irene Marushia of Portsmouth and Marge Deacon of Bethlehem, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
He was the beloved father of Joy Carlena Reefer of Norfolk, Carl Jr. of Brooklyn, Steffon Reefer of Trinidad, Carla Reefer of Atlanta, Ga., and Afi Reefer of Brooklyn; a grandson, Isaiah Reefer of Brooklyn. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted sister, Carmen Reefer of Brooklyn, and Marian Hernandez of Trinidad; brothers, Ronald Reefer of London, England, Murray Reefer of Brooklyn, Tyrone Reefer of Los Angeles, Calif., and John Reefer of Trinidad. He was predeceased by his sister, Dixie Beharysinge.
Carl's smile, charm and friendliness will be greatly missed by family and numerous friends across the states and abroad.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church Crown Heights of Brooklyn on Nov. 23, 2001, and burial was Nov. 24, 2001, in Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, N.J. House of Hills Inc. Funeral Homes, Brooklyn, was in charge of services.
Daddy, I will always love you and be your ``Star'' that you always called me - Joy Carlena.
Eric E. Ross
Eric is survived by his parents, Don and Kirha; sisters, Kaitlyn and Heather, at home; grandparents, Elaine and Sei Ungemach of Norfolk, Janet and Don Ross of Elmhurst, Ill., and Julie Amanti of Dwight, Ill.; great-grandparents, Julie and Frank Amanti of Elmhurst; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Coglianese Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Cletus School Library Fund in memory of Eric Ross, 700 W. 55th St., La Grange, IL 60525.
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. today 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. Loving Funeral Home, Academy Avenue, Portsmouth, is in charge. Her memorial will be recorded at www.AmericanMemorials.com.
Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, Attn.: Communications Department, in lieu of flowers.
Clyde E. McFarland Sr.
Born in Roanoke, Va., Mr. McFarland was the son of the late Samuel K., Sr. and Elsie Alcorn McFarland. He was a U.S. Army decorated veteran of World War II, proudly serving in the 63rd Infantry Division. Mr. McFarland was a master craftsman and before retirement worked at Norfolk Naval Hospital. He was a member of Cradock United Methodist Church.
Mr. McFarland is survived by his son, Clyde E. McFarland Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Hampton; three daughters, Mary Christine Allison and her husband, Frank, Janice McFarland Gray and her husband, Bernie, and Peggy Diane Barnes and her husband, Harvey Jr., all of Portsmouth; two brothers, Samuel K. McFarland Jr. of Richmond and James E. McFarland Sr. of Portsmouth; two sisters, Margaret Bunch of Chesapeake and Ommie Henderson of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren, Shannon Denton, Tara Allison, Jennifer Hebert, Luke Gray, Raymond Hebert, Lindsey Hebert and Joey Gray; a great-grandchild, Kelsie Allison; and Mr. McFarland's longtime companion, Pauline Glassie.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Philip Parker in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Interment with military honors will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, Attn.: GR048, P.O. Box 96074, Washington, D.C. 20090-6074, or to the American Cancer Society, Mid Atlantic, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk VA 23513.
``Mac'' has gone home and is resting peacefully with Mom and Pop.
Barbara S. Bell
Barbara had retired from Smith & Welton department store after 30 years of service. She was a devoted mother and homemaker who had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. Barbara was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Maher.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Marion Bell; a son, Vincent Anthony ``Tony'' Sherman and wife, Jennifer; a granddaughter, Krista Sherman; and a sister, Catherine Miller, all of Chesapeake; and numerous aunts, cousins, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Rosewood Memorial Park with Fr. John Mary officiating. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Southampton Roads Chapter, 6340 Center Drive, Norfolk.
He attended Norfolk public schools and moved to Maryland over 20 years ago where he resided until his death.
His brother, Reginald Easter, predeceased him and survivors include his wife, Angela Faire; mother, Gladys Faire Easter of Norfolk; a son, Robert Faire Jr. and wife, Ulla Faire, of Berlin, Germany; five daughters, Prestine Faire Russell and husband, Clifton Russell, of Chesapeake, Rozita Mitchell and Ada Green of Norfolk, Hope Faire and Shavon Faire of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; a grandmother, Ida Mae Baker of Norfolk; four aunts, Ruth Wright of Newport News, Maltina Miles and Myrtle Person of Chesapeake, Emma Alston of Portsmouth; and four uncles, Kenny, Rodger, William and John Baker Sr. of Norfolk.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in March Funeral Home, East Baltimore, Md.
Livingston B. Isreal
Lee was born in Hubbard, Texas, and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps building trails and cabins for the Texas State Parks. He joined the Navy and served 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and a member of several square and round dance groups in the area. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Isreal; two daughters, Carolyn Bolenbach and her husband, Jim, of Arizona, and Barbara Butler and her husband, Keith, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Emma Carter of California, and Inez Radke and her husband, Olin, of Texas; a half-sister, Marie Bayona and her husband, Hugo, of Springfield, Va.; six grandchildren, Tammy Smith and her husband, Justin, Robert Butler and his wife, Michelle, and Lee Butler, all of Chesapeake, Laura Sposi and her husband, Christopher, Michael Bolenbach and his wife, Autumn, Thomas Bolenbach and his wife, Blythe, all of Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jeremy Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Norfolk. A reception will follow the graveside service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospice at Maryview; please earmark donations to Hospice Use, 3636 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707.
Samuel J. Johnson
He is survived by his parents, Mamie B. and William H. Johnson; a brother, William Brown of Norfolk; maternal grandmother, Mamie L. Harvey; paternal grandmother, Edna M. Johnson, both of Norfolk; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Johnnie L. White Sr. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the service. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street Chapel, is in charge.
Lillian R. McDonald
She is survived by her husband, James D. McDonald; a daughter, Beverly Parker and her husband, Sterling, of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; two sons, James McDonald Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Virginia Beach, and William McDonald and wife, Elizabeth, of Norfolk; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Keith Moore. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.
Edith R. Patterino
Hunter R. Rawlings Jr.
Mr. Rawlings was born in Norfolk, and was the son of the late Emily Alfriend Rawlings and Hunter Ripley Rawlings Sr., and the widower of Tucker T. Rawlings. Mr. Rawlings was an Army veteran of World War II and was a captain in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. He retired as the general manager and vice-president of Watters and Martin Inc. in Norfolk.
Mr. Rawlings was a former member of Norfolk Lions Club, member of the Friends of Norfolk Juvenile Court and was a volunteer at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Norfolk.
Survivors include his two daughters, Rebecca R. Jones and her husband, N. Mark Jones, of Norfolk and Anne R. Hindman and her husband, Kenneth A. Hindman, of Decatur, Ga.; his son, Hunter R. Rawlings III and his wife, Elizabeth Rawlings, of Ithaca, N.Y.; his three sisters, Mary Blair Gibson of Norfolk, Emily R. Taylor and Frances R. Trapnell, both of Roanoke; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Steven E. Frazier. Memorial donations may be made to V.M.I., P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.
Evelyn A. Schlichter
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Va. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, handled local arrangements.
Leon S. Stone
He was a graduate of Granby High School, and a Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Following his military service, he worked for Grain Elevator, Ledger-Star Newspaper for 11 years, and retired after 30 years of civil service from NADEP as an aircraft mechanic. He also worked part-time during the last few years for Courier Express. Leon was a former member of Talbot Park Baptist Church for about 30 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and the Mims Bible Class.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anne Walton Stone, and their four children, Brenda, David, Donna and Kathy; their daughter, Brenda Lee Stone of Chesapeake; son, David Bryan Stone and his wife, Debbie Dale Stone, and grandson, Trenton Bryan Stone, of Virginia Beach; and granddaughter Krystal Davis; daughter, Donna Marie Mantos, and her husband, William H. Mantos Jr. and granddaughter, Jayme Marie Mantos, of Suffolk; daughter, Katherine Ann Hutchens and her husband, Stephen E. Hutchens, of Virginia Beach; along with many other relatives and friends will miss him very much.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Talbot Park Baptist Church, Norfolk, followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to everyone for their prayers, telephone calls, visits, and help in taking care of Leon throughout his short illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth G. Sullivan
Mrs. Sullivan was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a resident of Norfolk for 38 years. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Behnken Greite and was preceded in death by her brother, U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Charles Greite. She was the widow of retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Richard P. Sullivan.
Mrs. Sullivan received the meritorious civilian service medal for her 30-year career at the Norfolk Naval Base. She began her career at the Naval Supply Center and later served as secretary to 12 commanding officers of FOSSAC, retiring at the age of 76. She was a member and eucharistic minister of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk and a member of the Catholic Friendship Club. She attended Brooklyn College and as a naval wife followed her husband to many duty stations in the United States and Cuba.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane S. Brown and her husband, William, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Kathryn S. Scott and her husband, Jay, of Norfolk; two sons, Richard C. Sullivan and his wife, Terri ``Bunny,'' of Alexandria, Va., and Naples, Fla., Robert Bruce Sullivan of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her beloved companion, Morris; cousins; a niece and nephew; and many close friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. Francis Muench. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, on Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church.
He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served with the 5th Marine Corps Reserve for which he was awarded the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Medal. He retired from The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star newspaper after serving more than 25 years of dedicated service.
Nathaniel leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 43 years, Mary V. Taylor; six daughters, Helen Smith, Margaret Coleman, Theresa Lindsey, LaVerne Woodhouse, and Natalie Taylor, all of Virginia, and Gloria Ashley of Arizona; two sons, Michael F. Taylor of Maryland, Marvin F. Taylor of Puyallup, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Michelle Moore; a niece, Delores Newsome, both of Connecticut; and many devoted family members and friends.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will leave from the family home in the 600 block of Summers Drive. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Graves Funeral Home.
Alice R. Tadlock
Mrs. Tadlock was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. She lived in the 1900 block of E. Ocean View Avenue for 54 years. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lena Dudley Rees, the widow of John William Tadlock and was preceded in death by her daughter, Anna L. Edelblute and her great-grandson, Jonathan Shane Edelblute.
Mrs. Tadlock was the retired owner of Tadlock Motor Co., and more recently the J. W. Tadlock Realty Co. She was a member of Huntington Mennonite Church in Newport News and a member of the Ocean View Lions Club.
Survivors include her loving daughters, JohnnyE Lynnette Bowman and Melinda Victoria Mericle both of Norfolk; her brother, Ben P. Rees of Fort Valley, Ga.; and her devoted grandchildren, John and Eldridge Edelblute, John Bowman, Cindy Gerloff, Melody Swann and Heather, Ashleigh, Noah and Jonah Mericle; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Socko Edelblute of Norfolk. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
A chapel service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. G. Edwin Bontrager. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today, and at other times at the residence.
Donald B. Thompson
Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. Thompson was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fleet Reserve Assoc. Branch No. 60 and VFW No. 3160. He retired as a chief from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and was one of the first to attend Navy Nuclear Power School. He loved the military and loved to fish in the Florida Keys.
The widower of June Campbell Thompson, he is survived by three daughters, Mary Belinda Thompson and Francis Lucinda Thompson, both of Norfolk, and Donna June Hotham of Arizona; a son, Donald P. ``Bunky'' Thompson and wife, Gwen, of Norfolk; two sisters, Jean Hoffman of New Jersey and Jane Tupper of Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Charles B. Campbell and wife, Shirley, and Roland E. Campbell; and a special friend, Mildred Erwin.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church by Fr. Wayne Ball. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Following the burial friends may gather at 1230 W. Ocean View Ave. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
James E. Turner
He was a lifelong resident of Norfolk. Mr. Turner was a firefighter for the City of Norfolk for over 25 years and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his brother, Lawrence Lee Turner of Norfolk; a very special friend, Evelyn L. Hoffman and her son, Charles H. Hoffman, both of Norfolk.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 101 W. Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge.
Born in Black Water, Virginia Beach, Mr. Whitehurst was a retired longshoreman for Local 1248 after 35 years of service.
He is survived by a very special friend of 28 years, Thomasine McEachin of Norfolk; two sons, Cleveland Whitehurst of Norfolk and Wydell Whitehurst of Chesapeake; five stepchildren; seven stepgrandchildren, all of Norfolk; and a host of friends.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave. Chapel, by the Rev. Gregory Chapman. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 410 Pendleton St., Apt. B., for the procession to the chapel.
Survivors include two daughters, Delphenia Hamm and Marilyn Williams, both of New York; a son, Billy Williams of Norfolk; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Graves Funeral Home, Church Street.
Derek A. Williams
Born in Portsmouth, he had been employed as a cable splicer with Verizon, formerly Bell Atlantic, for 26 years. George started and was the first head football and basketball coach of the Lakewood Pirates football and basketball Pee Wee League teams of Norfolk Parks and Recreation League. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Karen D. Woods; one daughter, Cytina Woods; a son, Wynton Woods, all of Norfolk; his mother and father, Janie and Alexander Woods, both of Portsmouth; three sisters, Madeline Logan, Rosalind Patillo and Geraldine Collins; three brothers, Larry Woods, Tony Woods, and Donald Woods, all of Portsmouth; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Eugene Guidry. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, with military honors. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. The family and friends will assemble at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home for the service.
Michael A. Jenkins
Left to mourn are his parents, Michael and Toni Jenkins of Chesapeake; paternal grandparents, Henry and Debra Jenkins of Chesapeake; and maternal grandparents, Sharon and Ed Pearson of Newport News.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Roosevelt Memorial Park, 101 Campostella Road, Chesapeake. Arrangements are entrusted to Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh.
Thomas E. Anderson Sr.
Born in Gowrie, Iowa, Mr. Anderson was a retired boatswain mate/diver with the U.S. Navy after 28 1/2 years of service and was a member of Fleet Reserve No. 40.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene A. Anderson; a son, Thomas E. Anderson Jr. of Virginia Beach; his mother, Lois R. Anderson of Sun City, Ariz.; and a sister, Marilyn A. Anderson of Denver, Colo. He was predeceased by his father, Emery Einor Anderson; and two brothers, Charles Ray Anderson and Roger Lee Anderson.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to ComfortCare Hospice, 667 Kingsborough Square, Suite 202, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Helen E. Eaton
Mrs. Eaton was a native of Concord, N.C., and was the widow of James Eaton. She is survived and lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews; and caretakers, Ronald and Ursula Hall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., by the Rev. Roger A. Gouthier. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Felix A. Espinal
He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He worked for the Fleet Industrial Supply Center at the Norfolk Naval Base Bldg. 143 from which he retired with 20 years of service. He was a member of Local 1458 as a freighthandler with over 20 years of service. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was a longtime supporter and alumnus of Norfolk State University. He took pride in everything he did.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda White-Espinal; his mother, Andrea Espinosa; a brother, Pedro Espinal; a stepsister, Vilina Juarbe; a faithful sister-in-law, Alicia Espinal of Miami, Fla.; four daughters, Alicia, Katrisa, Kimberly and Deonna Espinal; two stepchildren, Kimberly and Milford Case; four grandchildren, Terina Espinal, Cameron Williams, Dyche and Marqhon Case; and a host of family and friends who loved him dearly.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in New Hope Church of God in Christ, Norfolk. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Wesley Taylor of Maryland. The body can be viewed one hour prior to services at the church. The family will assemble at 1404 Suffield Circle, Virginia Beach. Interment services will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.
He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1967 as a chief boatswain's mate. He subsequently retired as a delivery driver for Keebler in 1989. He was a member of The Church of the Ascension in Virginia Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen C. Lamm; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Alan Lamm and his wife, Maggie, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Gary Andrew Lamm and his wife, Shelley, of Portsmouth; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Lamm Beale and her husband, Elton, and a daughter, Tracy Lamm Byrd, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Lillie Bell Wilson; and a brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Barbara Lamm, all of Frankfort, Ind.; as well as six grandchildren, Jessica Leigh Beale, Sandra Lynne Beale, Rebekah Diane Beale, Matthew Robert Lamm, Jacqueline Lamm, and Robert James Lamm.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted by the Rev. Constantine Silayo in The Church of the Ascension at noon on Friday. Entombment with U.S. Navy honors will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Church of the Ascension building endowment fund.
Peter B. Langlands Sr.
Born in Chicago, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years and later retired from civil service after 20 years. He was a member of Parish of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus Council, No. 4632; and Sons of Italy, Roma Lodge No. 254. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jone Langlands; two sons, Rick Langlands and Pete Langlands Jr. and his wife, Margie, all of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren, Erin Langlands and Peter Langlands III.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 7 p.m. today at Parish of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church by the Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Caroluzza. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church building fund of The Parish of the Holy Spirit, 1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
Maria A. Marks
She came to America from Sitges, Spain in 1965 as the bride of Arthur Compton Marks, graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, who predeceased her in 1991. They lived in Canton, Ohio before coming to Virginia.
She is survived by three children, Arthur Almirall Marks and Jefferson Antonio Marks, both of Virginia Beach, and Tina Maria Marks Smith of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and a brother, Bartolome' Almirall of Sitges. Her brother Magin Almirall predeceased her.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 2 p.m. Friday by Father Thomas J. Quinlan. Memorials may be made to the National Cancer Institute or the donor's favorite charity. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was a self-employed cosmetologist and a member of Galilee Central Baptist Church, East St. Louis, Ill.
She is survived by a daughter, Vera Young, her son-in-law, Edu Young, and a son, Randy Randolph, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Rosie Flowers of Georgia; a brother, Morris Jordan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Octavia Earl, WaNia Young and Dorian Young, all of Virginia Beach.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Fitchett Funeral Home Chapel, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Dan Flowers. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.
David E. Washington Sr.
A native of Dillon, S.C., Mr. Washington was a machinist for Diver's Processing Co., Inc., for 35 years where he was considered to be family by the Auerbach's, the company's owners, as well as by many of his co-workers.
Mr. Washington is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jannie Bethea Washington; three daughters, Lena Powell and her husband, Ronnie, of Norfolk, Jaqueline Davis and her husband, George, of Virginia Beach and Lori Washington and her children, David A. Washington and Tianna C. Washington, all of Virginia Beach; six sons, James Gooden and his wife, Marie, of Hamer, S.C., David E. Washington Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Virginia Beach, Frankie Washington and his wife, Janette, of Newport News, Ricky Washington and his wife, Joyce, of Suffolk, David Thomoson of Philadelphia and Richard Thomoson of Ohio; sister, Lila M. Whittington of Denver, Colo.; 26 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He will be greatly missed.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Pritchard Road, Virginia Beach, with C. Presley Collar conducting the service. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.
Kathleen E. Taylor
Born in Salem, Va., Mrs. Taylor was a retired cafeteria worker of Princess Anne High School. She was a member of Parkway Temple, involved in the Deborah Circle and a member of the Ladies Bible Class.
The widow of Guy Davis Taylor Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Jo-Ann T. Williams of Virginia Beach and Gail T. Hampton of Chesapeake; a son, Robert L. Taylor of Midlothian, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Guy D. Taylor Jr. and a daughter, Billie Mae Shelby.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Parkway Temple by the Revs. Ernest L. Trueblood and James C. Ullian. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Parkway Temple.
Born in Nansemond County, Va., she was a member of Holy Trinity No. 1, Portsmouth, and its senior choir.
Survivors include her husband, William H. Freeman Sr.; two daughters, Brenda D. Freeman and Annette D. Freeman; five sons, Calvin L. Freeman, Lylton L. Freeman Sr., Wilbert L. Freeman Sr., William H. Freeman Jr., Nathan H. Freeman Sr.; two sisters, Marion Morgan and Barbara A. White; four brothers, Clarence White, James L. White, Rufus White Jr., Bernard J. White Sr.; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity No. 1, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary D. Moore
Lyndon B. Riddick
Mary E. Courtney
Mrs. Courtney was born in Floyd County, Va., and studied nursing at Roanoke Hospital in Roanoke, Va. She did private duty nursing in Newport News during World War II. For many years she and her husband, Joseph Finley Courtney, worked together in the poultry business. She then worked at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth as head nurse on PMR.
Jackie impressed her friends as being a person who knew what she believed and stood up for it. She loved people and made friends quickly wherever she went. An avid bridge player, she belonged to many clubs. She was a member of the Junto Women's Club. She was deeply loved by family and friends and will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosetta Elisa Poff and William Hamilton Poff. She had three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Frances Maclasse of Silver Spring, Md., and Barbara Lou Courtney of Carrollton; and numerous surviving nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Christ Episcopal Church, Smithfield. Burial will be in St. Lukes Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Christ Episcopal Church building fund, 111 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430.
Born to the late John Jasper White and the late Louise Parker Binns, he leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Jeanette Binns of Windsor; three brothers, Jasper and George Binns, both of Windsor, and Larry Parker of Suffolk; a host of aunts and uncles; five nephews; a niece; and a devoted and loving friend, Shawmetrias Copeland of Newport News.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Branch Baptist Church, Ivor, by the Rev. Aikens, pastor. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.
Hayden M. Green
Eunice G. Joyner
Born in Isle of Wight County, she was a daughter of the late Elisha and Martha Spivey Gay and the widow of Otis V. Joyner. She was the former assistant post master for the Walters, Va., Post Office. Mrs. Joyner was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church and the Mount Carmel Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a son, O. Vernon Joyner Jr. and wife, Mary Ruth; two grandchildren, V. Douglas Joyner and wife, Roberta, and Martha Gay Joyner, all of Winchester; two great-grandchildren, Amanda Ruth Joyner and Vernon David Joyner; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Robert Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and suggests that memorials be made to Mount Carmel Christian Church, 27882 Walters Hwy., Walters, VA 23481.
Nina S. Courtney
Elizabeth H. Tankard
Lucille P. Blythe
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 his wife, Katheryn Mitchell Cowan; 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 was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Garrett Funeral Home Chapel, Ahoskie, by the Rev. C.T. Edmondson. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Colerain Rescue Squad or to Powellsville Baptist Church.
Leon F. Eure
Levada G. Hudson
Survivors include a son, Alton L. Hudson of Fairfield; two daughters, Melva Dean H. Ramsey of Norfolk and Silva Christine H. Hicks of Wilmington, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Cemetery with William Booth officiating. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, N.C.
James E. Jones
Besides his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by two daughters, Jeanie Briggs and Kathy Kepler, both of South Mills; a son, Larry Jones of Richmond; five grandchildren, Robert Jones, Karen Banks, Michael Briggs, Katie Kepler, all of South Mills and Susan Jones of Greensboro, N.C.; and a great-grandchild, Lauren Banks of South Mills.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Fund.
James L. Strickland
Annie G. Twine
She is survived by her daughter, Juanita Wise of St. Matthews, S.C.; two sons, James Thomas Twine Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Lompac, Calif., and Welton Twine of Tyner; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Twine; four sisters, Alberta Spivey, Gladys Parker, Lucy Godwin, Myrtle Twine; and two brothers, Ernest and Leslie Twine.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. John Wilkinson. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, Edenton.
Ben B. Pickett
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in the memory of Adm. Pickett to The Ware Academy Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 280, Gloucester, VA 23061-0280. Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Elnora T. Pitner
A native of Sebrell, Va., Mrs. Pitner was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Russell and Lula Bell Taylor Russell and the widow of William Pitner. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
She is survived by a daughter, Winston L. Pitner of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and sisters, Phyllis L. Chester of Fredericksburg, Va., and Carolyn Gaston of Midland, Texas.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Durward Vaughan. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Florence E. Allen
Irene L. Handy
She was the daughter of the late Hiram and Inez Drummond and the widow of Dr. Russell F. Handy, who died in 1995. She was born in Chicago, Ill., and was a resident of Fort Wayne, Ind., Angola, Ind., N. Miami, Fla., and Portsmouth where she was a member of the West Side Christian Church. She was a graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne and Tri-State Normal College in Angola.
Surviving are three children, Catherine Elkiss of Baltimore, Md., Dr. Russell F. Handy Jr. of Springs, Texas, and David G. Handy of Chesnee, S.C.; four grandchildren, Ann Newman of Memphis, Tenn., Christopher Handy of Laurel, Md., Aaron Elkiss of College Park, Md., and Tom Handy of Chesnee; and a brother, Jack Drummond of Fort Wayne.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola, Ind., by the Rev. J. Glenn Radcliff. Memorials may be made to the West Side Christian Church, 535 Cherokee Road, Portsmouth, VA 23701. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, Spartanburg, and the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Ind., are in charge.
Barbara A. Moore
Born in Atlanta, she was Episcopalian. She a member and past president of Sanford Museum Historical Society; and member of the American Cancer Society, Sanford Women's Club, Seminole County Historical Society and Suburban Republican Women's Club.
Survivors include her husband, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Donald E. Moore of Sanford; daughters, Leslie E. Moore of Sanford and Donna L. Moore of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, William A. Moore of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Alvin F. Baird of Charleston, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oaklawn Chapel, Sanford, is in charge.