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Donald F. Anderson Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Donald Floyd Anderson Sr., 56, of the 1200 block of San Roman Court, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in his home in Chesapeake after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Anderson was born in Norfolk, the son of the late William J. and Wilma Sue Gillespie Anderson. He resided in Chesapeake for the past 27 years. He was a self-employed plumber and the owner of Andy's Plumbing and Heating, from which he retired in 1988.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judith Mahar Anderson; three daughters, Deborah A. Olmstead and her husband, Scott, of Virginia Beach, Judith A. Shackleford and her husband, Thomas, of Powder Springs, Ga., and Patty A. Gill and her husband, David, of Chesapeake; a son, Donald Floyd Anderson Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Estelle F. Wilkey and her husband, Joe, of Chesapeake and Helen R. Williams and her husband, Charles; a brother, William Leo Anderson and his wife, Ann, all of Mount Airy, N.C.; six grandchildren, Michelle and Nikki Olmstead, Donald Floyd Anderson III and Shawna Anderson, and Drew and Ashley Shackleford.

A chapel service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel, by the Rev. Thomas L. Mercer. The family will receive friends afterward in the reception room of the funeral home.

Ann E. Howard
CHESAPEAKE -- Ann Elizabeth Howard, 75, of Harlequin Court, died Jan. 28, 2000, in a local hospital.

Born in Sanford, Fla., she had retired as a recreation director for the city of Norfolk. She was the widow of Leslie Carey Howard Sr.

Survivors include three sons, Leslie C. Howard Jr., Julian W. Howard and Eddie Howard; a sister; a brother; and four grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Carl Sexton of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

James W. Turner
CHESAPEAKE -- James Wesley ``Head'' Turner, 67, of the 2400 block of River Oaks Drive, died Jan. 28, 2000, in his residence.

Mr. Turner was a native of Portsmouth and retired from the Combat Systems Dept. of Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 35 years of service. He was recently employed by Virginia State Police as a motorist assistant. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church and appointed to the selective service board by President Reagan. He was also a member of Churchland Masonic Lodge No. 276 and Port Norfolk Royal Arch Chapter No. 36. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Holmes Turner; two daughters, Karen T. Dettmer and husband, Terry, of Portsmouth and Christine T. Gillerlain of Chesapeake; two sons, Steven Wesley Turner Jr. of Portsmouth and David Ralph Turner of Chesapeake; a sister, Albertine Boush of Portsmouth; a brother, the Rev. M. Raymond Turner of Richmond; his father-in-law, John P. Holmes; six grandchildren, Lisa T. Suter, Steven W. Turner Jr., Michael A. Dettmer, James M. Dettmer, Rachel D. Gillerlain and Zachary C. Gillerlain; a great-grandchild, Brandon Wesley Suter; and many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Dumpling.

A funeral with Masonic rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. John S. Davenport and the Rev. Steve Bingham. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Community United Methodist Church.

Linwood S. Waterfield
CHESAPEAKE -- Linwood S. Waterfield, 67, of the 600 block of Clearfield Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Old Princess Anne County, Mr. Waterfield was the son of the late Linwood H. and Helen Morse Waterfield. A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. Mr. Waterfield was a member of the Kempsville Golf Club in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Elfriede Hierat Waterfield and son, Michael H. Waterfield and his fiancee, Candice Parker, all of Chesapeake; three sisters, Madeline Greene of Moyock, N.C., Linda Tripp of Portsmouth and Kay Ann Hanbury of Cape Hatteras, N.C.; three brothers, John D. Waterfield of Virginia Beach, Kenneth Waterfield of Moyock and Roger Waterfield of Missouri; and two granddaughters, Teresa Ann and Cayla Elizabeth Waterfield.

Viewing will begin on Monday with family and friends gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.

J. Howard West
CHESAPEAKE -- J. Howard West, 75, of the 4200 block of Coffman Blvd., died Jan. 28, 2000, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Portsmouth, he had retired from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. West was a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Evelyn West; a son, John Rickey West of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Mary Rose Spady of Farmville, Va., and Martha Rae Eure of Orange Park, Fla.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Gene V. Primm. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary E. Davis
NORFOLK -- Mary Elizabeth Davis of the 6900 block of Bonnot Drive, died Jan. 28, 2000, at Norfolk Health Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

George Harmon
NORFOLK -- In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, our brother, uncle, cousin and friend, George W. Harmon, entered into eternal rest at Norfolk Sentara Nursing Home.

George was a native of Windsor, N.C., one of seven children, and the son of the late Ed and Lola Harmon. He also attended Bertie County Public Schools.

At an early age, he joined St. Matthew Baptist Church and continued his membership, attending the service until failing health interfered.

George migrated to Norfolk as a young man and worked for Pender Stores prior to joining ILA Local 1248 as a longshoreman. During his time on the waterfront, he was promoted to ``dock foreman'' before his retirement in 1974.

He leaves his legacy of love to his sisters, Eva Purnell and Craty Bivins of Lansdowne, Pa.; a devoted brother-in-law, Alvis ``Big Boy'' Bivins; a niece, Andrea of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews, Jason of Scott AFB, Ill., Lonnie of New Jersey, Deon of New York and Terrell of Windsor, N.C.; a boyhood and lifelong friend, William Overton of Virginia Beach; and numerous relatives and friends who loved him and will truly miss him.

A wake service will be held today from 5 to 6 p.m. at Graves Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Windsor, N.C.

James Liggins
NORFOLK -- James ``Heavy Duty'' Liggins, 73, of the 2600 block of Chesterfield Blvd., died Jan. 25, 2000.

Born in Isle of Wight County, he was a butcher and manager for the meat department of various grocery stores in the Hampton Roads area and retired after 40 years of service. He was a Baptist.

He was predeceased by his wife, Callie Lee Liggins. He is survived by four daughters, Patricia A. Trotman, Lois J. Davis, Lorraine Rogers and Beverly V. Owens, all of Norfolk; two stepdaughters, Barbara Jean Wallace of San Diego, Calif., and Evelyn Stevens of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, James Liggins of Richmond, David Liggins and Christopher Liggins, both of Norfolk; a sister, Mary Robinson of Philadelphia; two brothers, Anthony Liggins of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Carey Liggins of Suffolk; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Strait Gate Evangelistic Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Horace S. Allen Jr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will assemble at 113 E. Indian River Road at 11 a.m. for the procession. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.

Mary F. Orton
NORFOLK -- Mary Frances Orton, 67, entered into the Lord's eternal rest on Jan. 25, 2000. She was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Jan. 13, 1933, to Florence Johnson Phillips and Cecil Phillips. She was the widow of Edward Orton; she was a homemaker and a faithful Navy wife. Pentecostal by faith, she was a member of Azalea Garden Church of God in Norfolk.

She is survived by four daughters and four sons, Deborah Anne Daniels of Kissimmee, Fla., Sharon Lee Holcomb and Michael Edward Orton, both of Norfolk, Julia Florence Bo of Malabar, Fla., Matthew Robert Orton of Norfolk, John Earl Orton of Renton, Wash., Stephanie Lynn Hester of Norfolk and Charles Steven Orton of Ahoskie, N.C.; three brothers, Ronnie Phillips of Houston, Texas, Earl Phillips of Norfolk and Louis Phillips of Chesapeake; a sister, Freda Todd of Norfolk; as well as 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Azalea Garden Church of God by the Rev. Aubrey Maye. Burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Azalea Garden Church of God's Peru Orphanage Fund.

Mrs. Orton was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Rosa L. Perry-Bartee
NORFOLK -- Rosa L. Perry-Bartee of the 700 block of St. Pauls Blvd. died Jan. 23, 2000, in New York.

``Rose'' is survived by her husband, Robert Bartee; two daughters; four sons; three sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark U.C. Church by the Rev. Thomas Hart, pastor. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for remembrance and visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Service, Virginia Beach.

David G. Smith
NORFOLK -- David G. Smith of Botetourt Gardens died Jan. 14, 2000, in his home. Born in Norfolk in 1925, he was a Fulbright Scholar and a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State until 1985. In retirement, Mr. Smith offered research, consultation and speaker services in the area of Colonial and Antebellum African-American family history.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at Arlington.

James L. Smith Sr.
NORFOLK -- Deacon James Lawrence Smith Sr. of the 2400 block of West Ave. died Jan. 29, 2000, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Lula Mae Strong
NORFOLK -- Lula Mae Strong, 79, formerly of the 900 block of Lasser Drive, died Jan. 24, 2000. A funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Enoch Baptist Church, Clayton Drive. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

Marie Winfield
NORFOLK -- Marie Winfield of the 2700 block of McKane Ave. died Jan. 29, 2000, at Harbour Pointe Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Doris E. Wood
NORFOLK -- Doris Eileen Wood of the 500 block of Mowbray Arch passed away Jan. 29, 2000. She was born in Ontario, Canada.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Henry W. Wood; two daughters, Maryanne Hastings of Boulder, Colo., and Joan De Visser of Pebble Beach, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Hastings and Audrey Lee.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

Lester Butts
PORTSMOUTH -- Dr. Lester Butts, 74, of the 400 block of Roosevelt Blvd., died Jan. 26, 2000, at Maryview Medical Center.

Dr. Butts was born in Pasquotank County, N.C., and retired as a pharmacist after 38 years of service. He was a member of Emanuel A.M.E. Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Dr. Butts is survived by his wife, Velma W. Butts; a daughter, Pamela Lamb of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Glennie Wright of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Arvilla McClammy of Wilmington, N.C.; three brothers, Salathia Butts Jr., Clayman Butts and Cecil Butts, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; and a grandchild, Sonya Lamb of Greensboro.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. James F. Mason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jennie Mae McMillan
PORTSMOUTH -- Jennie Mae McMillan, 82, of the 3300 block of Trexler Ave., died Jan. 28, 2000, in Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Onslow County, N.C., she was a retired nurse and was the widow of Gada W. McMillan. She was a member of Gosport Community League and Emanuel AME Church, where she was a former member of the Senior Choir, Optimist Club and Senior Citizens of the Church.

Survivors include a son, Herbert Darnell McMillan and his wife, Gloria; a sister, Margaret Humphrey; grandchildren, Herbert, Kevin and Derrick McMillan; a great-grandchild, Destiny McMillan; a goddaughter, Tina Holland; five nieces; nine nephews; other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Emanuel AME Church by the Rev. James F. Mason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will be at 1416 Mount Vernon Ave. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William L. Pierce
PORTSMOUTH -- William Leslie Pierce, 74, of the 5000 block of Oakhill Ave., died Jan. 27, 2000, in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Wilmington, N.C., he retired as regional forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry after 41 years. He was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church where he was a trustee and a deacon and worked in the Youth Department for 35 years. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Lucille ``Lucy'' Pierce; a daughter, Nancy P. Robertson and her husband, John, of Portsmouth; a son, William L. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Becky, of Harrisonburg, Va.; two brothers, Dr. Hubert G. Pierce of Kinston, N.C., and Dr. Edwin L. Pierce of Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Natalie and Shelley Pierce, and Sean and Brian Robertson.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Western Branch Baptist Church by Jane Cherry and Dr. Ron McLain. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29th. Memorial donations may be made to the Maintenance Fund of the church.

Ruth S. Severino
PORTSMOUTH -- Ruth Shelton Severino, 73, of the 2700 block of Cleveland St., died Jan. 28, 2000, at a Portsmouth hospital. She was a native of Elizabeth City, N.C.

She is survived by a daughter, Dawn Stintzcum of Pennsylvania; a sister, Dixie Pack of Searcy, Ark.; a brother, Robert Pendleton and wife, Rose, of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Chaplain Ernie Etheridge. Memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society.

Ethel F. Wilson
PORTSMOUTH -- Ethel F. Wilson, 79, of the 300 block of Taft Drive, died Jan. 22, 2000, at her home.

A native of Bertie County, N.C., ``Miss B'' was the widow of John C. Wilson. She was a retired custodian at I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth public school system, with nine years of service. She was a member and usher of New Bethel Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and a member of the Beautification Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Alice Grimes and Bernice Harris, both of Washington, D.C.; a son, Clinton L. Wilson of Portsmouth; a sister, Lucille Grimes of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Sam Jones of Goldsboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by Bishop J.M. Whitaker. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Monday.

Nettie Thomas
PORTSMOUTH -- Nettie Thomas, 78, of the 5500 block of Bingham Drive, died Jan. 26, 2000, at Maryview Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk County, she was the widow of James W. Thomas and a member of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

Survivors include five daughters, Bernice Cox of New York, Maggie Frances of Newport News, Barbara Ann Marrow of Chesapeake, Audrey Thomas and Margie Ingram, both of Portsmouth; two sons, James W. Thomas Jr. of North Carolina and Junius Lee Thomas of Portsmouth; a sister, Lillian Jackson, and a brother, Cornelius Melton, both of Portsmouth; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Melvin O. Marriner. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the family receiving friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Helen A. Willett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Anna Willett, 75, died Jan. 24, 2000, in Sentara Nursing Center, Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Willett was born in Detroit, Mich., and was the daughter of the late Joseph Ritok and Barbara Koszta Ritok, and was the widow of Chase Barton Willett.

Mrs. Willett is survived by a son, Jeff Willett of Virginia Beach, and a brother, Joseph Ritok of Detroit.

No services are planned. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.

Yvonne C. Jones
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Yvonne Elaine Carballo Jones, 48, of the 1400 block of Ludlow Drive, passed quietly and peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Norfolk, the daughter of Charles N. Sr. and Theresa Goodman Carballo and the wife of Hilary H. Jones III.

Yvonne was a graduate of Norview High School, Class of 1970, and received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N.C. She did graduate studies at Old Dominion University. She retired from the Norfolk public schools and had taught at Lansdale, Sherwood Forest, W.H. Taylor and Fairlawn elementary schools. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two daughters, Torri Tamera Jones and Morgin Michelle Jones, both of the home; a sister, Angela C. Spruill and her husband, John; and a brother, Charles N. Carballo Jr.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1400 E. Brambleton Ave., by the Rev. Father Harold J. Cobb, DD. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Chesapeake, Virginia Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold its Omega Omega Service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Scleroderma Foundation or Grace Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at her residence and also at the home of her parents.

Louis H. Kennedy Jr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Louis Hezekiah Kennedy Jr., passed away Jan. 27, 2000.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Jeanette Kennedy; five children, Catherine D. Pelton, Martha D. Parker, Janet L. Rutherford, Louis R. Kennedy and Doris Y. Kennedy; three brothers, Robert Kennedy, Butch Kennedy and Paul Kennedy; and seven grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Willowwood Cemetery, Sandbridge Road. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

William T. Ryan III
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William Thomas Ryan III, 79, died Jan. 25, 2000. Mr. Ryan, a Richmond native, was the retired owner of Ryan Adjustment Co., which he operated for 42 years. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stewart Ryan; two daughters, Linda Ryan Bishop of Ponte Verdra Beach, Fla., and Bobbie Ryan Spengler of Sterling, Va.; a son, Michael Stewart Ryan of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by Monsignor Raymond A. Barton. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his parish church, St. Nicholas, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5807. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Edward E. Johnson
ZUNI -- Edward Eugene Johnson, 81, of Fire Tower Road, died Jan. 28, 2000.

Born Dec. 21, 1918, in Isle of Wight County, he was the son of the late Josephine Munford and James Richard Johnson and was predeceased by a brother, Julius Ralph Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a retired electrician from Shop 51, Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Merchant Marine. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Zuni Ruritan Club, American Legion Post 141 in Richmond, NARFE -- the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Zuni Hunt Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Gwaltney Johnson; his daughter, Constance J. Patterson and her husband, John M. Patterson, of Zuni; his son, Thomas Edward Johnson and his wife, Susan M. Johnson of Blacksburg; his sister, Ernie L. Emerick of Richmond; his brother, Grover L. Johnson of Edenton, N.C.; and his grandsons, Adam Thomas Patterson and Mark Edward Patterson of Zuni and Ryan Thomas Johnson of Blacksburg.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Revs. Harry B. Christie, Douglas VanNiel and Basil Ballard. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, Pembroke Four, Suite 232, 291 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach VA 23462.

Dwayne M. Hunter
GARYSBURG -- Dwayne Marquis Hunter, 38, of Route 1, died Jan. 25, 2000, in Emporia, Va.

Mr. Hunter was born in Ahoskie, N.C., the son of Wray F. Hunter and the late Jonas L. Hunter Sr. He was a farm foreman with David Dunlow for six years and a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marvanice White Hunter of the home; six sisters, Virginia M. Hunter of Glen Burnie, Md., Carolyn H. Pierce of Ahoskie, N.C., Magnolia H. Cooke of Wilmington, Del., Patricia H. Bobbitt of Scotland Neck, N.C., Angela H. Freeman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Phyllis H. Tann of Rich Square, N.C.; and two brothers, Jonas L. Hunter Jr. of Ahoskie and Jerry E. Hunter of Rich Square.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, Ahoskie, by Bishop Abraham Applewhite of Suffolk. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Ahoskie. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. today at Gates County Community Funeral Home, Eure. The family will assemble at noon for the service. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Monday.

Carlos J. Johnson
MOYOCK -- Carlos J. Johnson, 76, died at home on Jan. 26, 2000, after battling cancer.

Born in Gadson, Ala., on June 17, 1923, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Beltline Railroad as a clerk after 40 years, and from Virginia Beach Public Schools as a bus driver after 22 years. Carlos was an avid golfer at Kempsville Marauders Golf Association.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Johnson; four sons, Ron Johnson of Virginia Beach, James Johnson of Tampa, Fla., Randy Cobb of Moyock and Scott Cobb of Suffolk; a daughter, Pamela Wilson of Chester, Va.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in Church of the Ascension. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer and Diabetes Fund through the F.O.E. No. 3204, 1061 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Arrangements are in care of Tidewater Funeral Choices.

Margaret L. Miller
LUMBERTON -- Margaret Lillie Miller, 94, of the 500 block of Bailey Road, died Jan. 28, 2000. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Walter D. Powers
ELIZABETH CITY -- Walter Delano Powers, 67, of the 100 block of Chesterfield Drive, died Thursday evening, Jan. 27, 2000, in Albemarle Hospital.

He was a native of Roanoke, Va., and was the son of the late Willie F. and Frances Magee Weeks and the widower of Peggy Jo Thrift Powers. Mr. Powers was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church and was the retired owner/operator of Walt's Auto Parts.

He is survived by three daughters, Laurie Sawyer and husband, Tom, of Elizabeth City, Lisa Powers and husband, Robert Houser, of Kill Devil Hills and Linda Ivey and husband, Wayne, of Powells Point; two sons, Keven Powers and wife, Sandie, of South Mills and Michael Powers and wife, Melissa, of Elizabeth City; a brother, Richard Weeks and wife, Katie, of Virginia Beach; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Twiford's Northside Chapel, North Road Street, by the Rev. Max Edwards and Phil Dowdy. The family will greet friends and relatives at the funeral home immediately following the chapel service and at other times at their residence, 105 Chesterfield Drive, Elizabeth City.

Stephen C. Sanders
CAMDEN -- Stephen Craig Sanders, 34, died Jan. 28, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

Lillian C. White
BRONX, N.Y. -- Lillian Creecy White, 71, died Jan. 26, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Leon W. Brown Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., provided information.


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