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Charles L. Butcher Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Charles L. ``Buster'' Butcher Jr., 48, of the 1200 block of Corden Ave., died Jan. 25, 2002, at Chesapeake General. Born in Hazard, Ky., Mr. Butcher was a welder for Portsmouth Machine and Welding Corp.

He is survived by his parents, Vicy Patrick Butcher and Charles L. Butcher Sr., both of the residence; a sister, Pamela Hanbury of Chesapeake; and two brothers, Richard Butcher of Norfolk and Samuel Butcher of Chesapeake.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Pete Taylor.

Eloise R. Foutz
CHESAPEAKE -- Eloise Ramey Foutz, 83, of the 400 block of Clearfield Ave., passed away Jan. 25, 2002. A native of Logan, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Hobert and Nannie Taylor Ramey. Mrs. Foutz was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Chesapeake.

She is survived by her loving husband, George W. Foutz; a son, Larry M. Foutz and wife Karen of Chesapeake; two sisters, Doris Allen of Chesapeake and Clarice Shoemaker of Gettysburg, Pa.; two brothers, Hobert Ramey of Galena, Md., and Jimmy Ramey of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Leslie Williams and her husband Aubrey, Mitch Foutz and his wife Tammie, all of Chesapeake, David Pritchard and his wife Nena of Mechanicsville, Va., and Brad Pritchard of Washington, D.C.; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, with Pastor Robert Earl Ange officiating. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Chesapeake, Sunday today from 4 to 5 p.m. Friends may sign the register book at www.grahamfuneralhome.com

Marilyn J. Marshall
CHESAPEAKE -- Marilyn Jane Marshall, 77, of the 600 block of Wickwood Ct., died Jan. 24, 2002, in a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital.

Mrs. Marshall was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but was a longtime resident of Virginia. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and numerous artistic organizations.

Mrs. Marshall was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara J. Wallace. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Capt. Leo J. Marshall, U.S. Navy retired, of Chesapeake; two daughters, Kathy Lane and husband David of Pittsburgh, Pa., Chris Rudloff and husband Rob of Cary, N.C.; a son, Capt. William J. Marshall, U.S. Navy retired and wife Kathy of Norfolk; and son-in-law, Cecil R. Wallace of Suffolk; nine grandchildren, Christy Loper and husband Bob, Caryn Lane, Janyl Rudloff, Robert Rudloff, David Rudloff, Lori Rudloff, Margaret Marshall, Bill Marshall Jr., and Jennifer Wallace; and one great-grandson, Noah Robert Loper.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church by the Rev. Christian Haydinger. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Following the interment services, a reception for family and friends will be held at the church.

A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends following the wake service until 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church Building Fund, 621 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

Lula J. Tyler
CHESAPEAKE -- Lula J. Tyler of the 2100 block of Spadina Ave., died Jan. 23, 2002. A funeral will be at noon Thursday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Norfolk. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.

Mary B. Allen
NORFOLK -- Mary Banks Allen, 87, of the 600 block of Redgate Ave., passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Susan Winder Banks and George W. Banks, and was the widow of Frank Wilson Allen. Mrs. Allen was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary S. Sutherland of Florida; two sons, George Wilson Allen and Frank Ellison Allen, both of Norfolk; two granddaughters, Mary L. Sutherland of Delaware and Susan A. Fernandez of Florida; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald L. Hardaway. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at her residence today from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 701 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.dmvobits.com/cox.

James T. Langston
NORFOLK -- Retired Major James T. Langston, 81, passed away Jan. 24, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Judge William H. and Nancy Inez Langston of Arkadelphia, Ark. After graduating from Arkadelphia High School in 1938 and attending Ouachita Baptist College, he was employed with the Arkansas State Highway Department.

In May 1941, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps to see the world - especially China. Upon completing boot camp at San Diego, Calif., he was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he was first posted to the USS Arizona and then transferred to the USS Pennsylvania. On December 7, after completing overnight guard duty, he helped man the 5"/51 broadside guns during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Until January 1944, he continued to serve on the USS Pennsylvania, which formed part of the last line of defense for Midway, Tarawa and the Gilbert and Sullivan Islands. After one year with the Military Police in Camp LeJeune, N.C., he was posted to El Paso, Texas; Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.M.; and Oklahoma City and Enid, Okla., to recruit other good-looking, tough young men as Marines. For this recruitment effort, he launched, designed and hosted a special weekly radio interview program highlighting key events in Marine Corps history. In 1948 his next assignment was to Guam as Chief Investigator and Provost Sergeant. After the base closed in 1949, he was transferred back to Pearl Harbor as Brig Warden and in 1951 to the US Naval Disciplinary Barracks, Norfolk, Va., to be in charge of boot camp for newly confined prisoners. Starting in 1952 he served with the Third Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and then in Japan, where he became Officer-in-Charge of the Military Police Detachment in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobi and later Provost Marshall of the fourth Marine Regiment located in Nara, Japan. In 1955 he returned to Norfolk as Commanding Officer of the Military Police Company, headquarters Fleet Marine Force.

In 1957, he accepted a commission in the Signal Corps, U.S. Army, and for the next five years was the commanding officer of a cryptography school company at Fort Gordon, Ga. In 1962, as part of the first group of Advisers sent by President Kennedy to Vietnam, he accompanied the Signal Battalion as Logistics Officer responsible for all equipment and personnel supply needs. Upon returning to the United States a year later, he was posted to Arab, Ala., as Adviser to the Alabama National Guard. Major Langston retired from the U.S. Army in 1965. During his illustrious military career, he was especially proud of his various assignments as defense advisor in connection with the Judge Advocate General's Office.

After his retirement, Major Langston settled in Norfolk where he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service until 1979.

Major Langston was married for 54 years to the late Dorothea Malek Langston formerly of Reading, Pa., who died in 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Lee Langston, an attorney with the United Nations Population Fund, New York City, who is proud to continue her father's work to promote democracy and justice. He is also survived by numerous close relatives, including Mr. and Mrs. John Malek, Tucson, Ariz., Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Michalak, Reading, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fosnocht, Harrisburg, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

A wake service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 8464 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk. The family will remain to receive friends until 9 p.m. Major Langston will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery beside his beloved wife Dorothea.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216 Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216.

Kole B. Beaudoin
NORFOLK -- Kole Brian Beaudoin, 31 months, of the 9600 block of Redwing Ave., died Jan. 26, 2002, in Norfolk.

Kole was born in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on June 6, 1999.

Survivors include mother, Kristin Keller Beaudoin, and father, Stephen Brian Beaudoin; a brother, Kody Stephen Beaudoin; maternal grandmother, Jeanne Keller; paternal grandparents, Rodger and Mary Beaudoin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Bruce Carper. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children.

Floyd B. Cornelius
NORFOLK -- Floyd B. Cornelius of the 100 block of E. Indian River Road, died Jan. 23, 2002. He was a native of Norfolk.

He is survived by a daughter, Valerie Cornelius; a son, Michael Cornelius, both of Norfolk; five sisters; four brothers; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is also survived by his loving companion Audrey Thompson and her children and grandchildren whom he raised.

A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Bethany Baptist Church, 2587 Campostella Road, Norfolk, by the Rev. Jake Manley. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk, is handling arrangements.

William Giddens
NORFOLK -- William ``Bill'' Giddens of the 600 block of W. 38th St., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and the son of the late William Alfred and Melson Collins Giddens. He was the husband of Jeanne K. Giddens.

Mr. Giddens retired from the City of Norfolk as a crime analyst with the Police Department. Prior to that he had been an administrative assistant with the Housing Services Division of the City of Norfolk. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Men's Club of the church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne K. Giddens; a daughter, Kimberly G. Whitehurst; three sons, William Christopher Giddens, David Ross Giddens and Lance Gaylon Giddens and wife, Rozlyn. He will also be sorely missed by three sisters, Juanita G. Stewart, Sylvia Simpkins and Gwendolyn Johnson; two brothers, Avon Giddens and Wayne Giddens; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by brothers Donald Giddens, Lawrence Giddens, and a sister, Gloria Giddens.

A funeral will be conducted Thursday at noon at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father Harold J. Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. and at other times at 308 W. 37th St., the home of Gwendolyn Johnson.

James E. Gordon
NORFOLK -- James Edward Gordon of the 800 block of Virginia Beach Blvd., died Jan. 24, 2002, at Norfolk Healthcare. Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Gordon was disabled.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Clara Boone of Chesapeake; a stepson, Ulysses L. Walker and wife, Mildred of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Eleanor Coleman and Louise Gordon, both of Charlotte; a special friend, Mable Walker of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery by the Rev. James Edwards. The remains will be ready for viewing Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. The family will assemble at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday for the procession.

James H. Jones Jr.
NORFOLK -- James H. Jones Jr., 59, of the 600 block of 36th St., died Jan. 24, 2002, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was born in Norfolk, the son of Rosetta Williams Jones and the late James H. Jones Sr. In addition to his father, he was also predeceased by an aunt, Lillie Burke, and an uncle, Jeremiah Williams Sr. He worked for several companies in the moving and storage business in the Tidewater area. He was baptized in Piney Grove Baptist Church at a young age.

In addition to his mother, he leaves behind to mourn his loss a son, James H. Jones III and his wife of Norfolk; two grandchildren; six brothers, Clifton C. Jones and wife Sallie of North Carolina, Gene A. Jones and wife Rosa of Norfolk, Thurman L. Jones of Norfolk, Christopher Jones Sr. of Maryland, Ronald E. Jones and wife Cassandra of Maryland, and Donald I. Jones and wife Arlisa of Hopewell, Va.; two sisters, Joyce A. Jones of Norfolk and Hettie T. Fleming and husband Kenneth of Maryland; six aunts; two uncles; nine nieces; nine nephews; six grand-nieces; four grand-nephews; and a host of cousins, loving relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by Mr. Anthony Person. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The remains will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

James F. Linn
NORFOLK -- James F. Linn, 83, of Redmond Road, passed away Jan. 22, 2002. Mr. Linn served his country for 35 years, retiring as a Navy chief after 20 years. He was also in the Merchant Marines for an additional 15 years, during which time he served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.

He is survived by his son, James F. Linn Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Tallmadge, Ohio; his daughter, Jeanne Linn of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren, James, Larry, David, Kristen, Kimberly, Missy and Terry; 12 great-grandchildren; and close friends, the Nickle and Parker families.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel.

Barbara L. Merritt
NORFOLK -- Barbara Lou Merritt, 61, of the 1400 block of E. Ocean View Ave., died Jan. 25, 2002, in her residence. A native of Portsmouth, she retired as an adjunct college professor.

She is survived by two brothers, James B. Merritt of Portsmouth and Donald H. Merritt of Hampton.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at 2821 Bayview Blvd., Portsmouth.

Robert H. Porter III
NORFOLK -- Robert Holland Porter III, 54, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in a local hospital. He was the former owner of Bob's Printing Co. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Robert Holland Porter Jr. and Helen Virginia McDonald Porter.

Bobby was a much-loved member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Layreader, and a member of the Pastoral Care Team. He participated in many committees and activities of the church's life -- especially in areas serving people in need, such as the homeless. His enthusiasm, his wit and humor, and his love for others will be greatly missed.

Survivors include two sisters, Brew Porter Pearson of Richmond and Peggy Porter Brooks of Norfolk; an aunt, Margaret P. Orr of Spirit Lake, Iowa; a niece, Stephanie Davis of Newnan, Ga.; and a nephew, Robert S. Crockett of Winchester, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension by the Rev. David Davenport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Ascension, 405 Talbot Hall Road, Norfolk, VA 23505. Condolences can be made to the family at www.dmvobits.com/cox.

Reginald N. Spivey
NORFOLK -- Reginald Norfleet Spivey, 58, of the 800 block of Goff St., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, surrounded by loved ones in Chesapeake.

Mr. Spivey was born in Norfolk on Aug. 30, 1943, to the late Thee Artis Spivey Sr. and Hattie Drake Spivey. He attended Norfolk City Public Schools and was employed as a painter.

Mr. Spivey was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk. He was a member of the Hunter Square Mid-Rise Apartment Senior Citizen Group and several community and civic organizations.

In addition to his parents, Reginald was predeceased by his sister, Willie Mae Harris; a brother-in-law, William E. Thornton Jr.; a sister-in-law, Cecelia Spivey; a nephew, Thee Artis Spivey III; and a niece, DeLisa Baker.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Gwendolyn Brown of Chesapeake and Marlo Cooke of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Thee Artis Spivey Jr., Trevior A. Spivey Sr. of Norfolk, and Garrie C. Spivey and his wife Francyne Spivey of Chesapeake; one sister, Lula S. Thornton of Chesapeake; a brother-in-law, James Harris of Norfolk; four grandsons, Junius Brown, Sidney Watson, Jeremy Cooke and Cornell Cooke; one granddaughter, Breana Cooke; two aunts, Josephine Everette of Norfolk and Thora Colden of Portsmouth; 12 nephews; 11 nieces; three special sisters, Elaine Holloway, Sallie Smith and Blondell Malone; a host of great-nephews and great-nieces, cousins and friends.

A homegoing celebration will be held at noon Monday at First Calvary Baptist Church where Dr. J.L. White Sr. is pastor with the Rev. Charles Spring Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Lula Thornton, 404 Clemson Ave., Chesapeake. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, is in charge.

James R. Black
PORTSMOUTH -- James Robert Black, 33, of the 1500 block of Blanche Drive, died Jan. 25, 2002, in his residence.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of J.T. Black and the late Betty B. Parker. He was an Arborist.

He is survived by his wife, Candice Denise Black; a daughter, Tiffany Dunn; two sons, Blake Dunn and Steven Dunn; a sister, Cindy Joyner, all of Portsmouth; a brother, Richard E. Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; and a niece, Lori Yopp of Portsmouth.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Charles E. ``Chuck'' Sessoms. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel.

Mary E. Morgan
PORTSMOUTH -- Mary Evelyn Morgan, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002. She was a member of First Friends Church and Miriam Chapter No. 94 Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Morgan was the widow of Raymond Brinkley Morgan Sr. She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Ann Panlilio, Donna Barraugh and Diane Cox; three sons, Raymond B. Morgan Jr., Cleve Morgan and Alan Morgan; a sister, Thelma Hopkins; a brother, Gene Lee; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in First Friends Church by the Rev. Frank Carter with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Crippled Children's Hospital.

William H. Cherry
VIRGINIA BEACH -- William Harrison Cherry, 88, son of the late W.H. Cherry Sr. and Carrie L. Cherry of Norfolk, a caring and devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Virginia Beach on Jan. 24, 2002. Born and raised in Norfolk, ``Bill'' retired from the Navy Public Works Center in June 1982 after 41 years of dedicated service and was a member of First Christian Church in Norfolk.

Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruby Lee Cherry of Yorktown, Va., and is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ann Nemie of Norfolk; sons, William F. Cherry of Roanoke, and R. Douglas Cherry of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Joanne, Edward and Steven; and great-grandchild, Daniel.

A graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, at 2 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Lane C. Hurley. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.

James F. Ange
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James F. ``Frank'' Ange, 56, died Jan. 25, 2002, in his home.

He was born in Columbia, N.C., the son of Nina Ange and the late Burrace F. Ange. In addition to his father, he was also predeceased by a son, James F. Ange Jr. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and consultant for Caterpillar Inc. for 27 years and most recently worked at Chapman Lumber Co. He attended Grace Lutheran Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Jacqueline L. Ange; a son, Randy W. Ange and wife, Ellen and their children, Joshua Dallas Ange and Austin Drew Ange, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Katie Langhorne of Virginia Beach and Barbara Gordon of Chesapeake; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Lucille Lemley of Virginia Beach; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by the Rev. David B. Stacy. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Besides being a wonderful husband, he has always been our best friend, the best dad and the bestest granddad.

Gloria S. Haff
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gloria Smith Haff, 90, of the 1300 block of Kasba Court, died Jan. 26, 2002, in a local hospital.

She was born in New York and was the widow of Stewart Robert Haff. She retired from Bankers Life Insurance Co. in Morris Plains, N.J., and also retired as a supervisor from Green Thumb.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl A. Dozier and husband Melvin O. ``Buddy'' of Virginia Beach; a son, Dennis R. Haff and his wife Deborah of Newton, N.J.; a sister, Vera Smith Wagner of Summit, N.J.; four grandchildren, Steven E. Kemble, Robert S. Kemble, Darius R. Haff and Daniel R. Haff; and three great-grandchildren, Brian Kemble, Cody Kemble and Courtney Kemble.

A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Restland Cemetery Chapel, Hanover, N.J., by the Rev. Daniel Arnold. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at 224 Swartswood Road, Newton, N.J., following the service Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Baleville Congregational Church, Church Road, Newton, NJ 07860, or to Bayside Baptist Church, 1920 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Helen H. Houston
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Helen Marie Hamilton Houston, 96, of Auburn Drive, died Jan. 24, 2002. Private services will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements..

David Murray Malbon
VIRGINIA BEACH -- David Murray Malbon, a local businessman and former City Council member, passed away on Friday January 25, 2002 after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 6, 1915 in Princess Anne County and was a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach.

Mr. Malbon served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Nimmo United Methodist Church and was superintendent of the Sunday school for 30 years. He was founder of Malbon Motor Company and Princess Anne Oil Company and was an owner of a State Farm Insurance francise.

Mr. Malbon served as a Virginia Beach City Councilman from 1966 until 1974. He was a past president of the Princess Anne Ruritan Club and Oceana Lions Club and a past commander of the American Legion, Post 113. He served on the board of Ameribanc and was a member of Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club. Mr. Malbon was extremely active in the Democratic Party on both a state and local level. He was honored as ``Mr. Democrat'' of the City of Virginia Beach in 1998, and was a founding member of the Saturday morning Democratic Breakfast. Mr. Malbon was loved and will be missed by many.

Mr. Malbon was preceded in death by his parents, David Yeatman Malbon and Fannie Land Malbon, also his brothers, Roger and Jack Malbon and his sisters, Verna Larson and Doris Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Gloria R. Malbon; his daughters, Melanie Malbon and Cynthia M. Chapman and her husband Chip Chapman; two grandchildren, Murray Benjamin Davenport and Leah Malbon Davenport; two brothers, Kenneth E. Malbon, J. Frank Malbon; two sisters, Ruth M. Nase and Maribelle M. Etheridge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A church service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Nimmo United Methodist Church, 2200 Princess Anne Road, by Dr. James N. Earley II. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 until 5 p.m. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Garland M. Layton
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Garland Mason Layton, 76, of the 4800 block of Lauderdale Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

Mr. Layton was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Boydton, Va., to the late Rufus Boyd Layton and the late Daisy Lancaster Layton. He was an attorney certified to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Layton was a recipient of the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Reelitz Layton; two sons, Garland Mason Layton II and his wife Carolyn Layton of Clemmons, N.C., and Rufus Boyd Layton and his wife Debra Layton of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Lyn Layton and her husband John Koren, and Cynthia Price and her husband William E. Price II, all of Virginia Beach; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the home of his daughter, Lyn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Mollie Ann Smith
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mollie Ann Smith, 61, of the 4100 block of Birch Court, died Jan. 23, 2002, at Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Beach.

Born in Norfolk County, she worked for the City of Chesapeake for 15 years and was a member of Gilmerton Star AME Zion Church, Chesapeake.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene F. Smith of Portsmouth; four daughters, Margaret K. Sharp of Virginia Beach, Sharon Reaves, Renee Pickett and Carolyn Duff, all of Portsmouth; three sons, David Smith and Charles Thigpen of Virginia Beach and Leslie Wilson of Chesapeake; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a nephew, Phillip Wilson Jr. and a sister-in-law, Freda Wilson, both of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret Baker Wilson and James Alexander; two sons, Curley Smith and Henry Smith; and a brother, Phillip Wilson.

A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Gilmerton Star AMEZ Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. C.A. Eason with burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, will begin from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at noon Monday. The family will assemble at 967 Geneva Ave. for the funeral procession.

Herbert W. Speares
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Herbert W. Speares, 81, died Jan. 25, 2002, in a local hospital.

He was born in Anderson, S.C., and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an inspector. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine B. Speares; a daughter, Sharon Marsh of Idabel, Okla.; a son, Barry Layne Speares of Virginia Beach; two sisters, May Telford of Spartanburg, S.C., and Lillian Whitten of Clemson, S.C.; two grandchildren, Kim Johnson and Victor Marsh; and four great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband and father.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Brad Hill. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Thomas Warren
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thomas Warren of the 400 block Realty Lane, died Jan. 22, 2002. Born in Dunn, N.C., Mr. Warren was a member of St. Mark AME Church, Virginia Beach, the Stewart Board and the Usher Board.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Warren; a son, Howard Warren of Houston Texas; a stepson, Larry J. Smith of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Clifton Warren of Durham, N.C.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Monday at noon at St. Mark AME Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Verono L. Ricks Jr. with burial in Princess Anne Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Viewing will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Community Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

John Brent Streit
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Brent Streit, 69, died Jan. 25, 2002, at his residence. Capt. Streit was designated a naval aviator after graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1955. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Naval War College. During his 28-year career in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Intrepid, USS Hancock, USS Midway, USS Saratoga, and the USS Ranger. He had flown more than 3500 hours in the A1, A4, A6, A7 and F4 aircraft, while accumulating more than 750 carrier landings.

He flew 167 combat missions in Vietnam, and served as commanding officer of an attack squadron, and as an Air Wing commander. He also had tours of duty as a technical liaison officer with the Defense Atomic Support Agency, and as a program manager in the Naval Space Projects Office. His final Navy tour was as commander, Nuclear Weapons Training Group in Norfolk.

Subsequent to his Navy career, Capt. Streit taught AP chemistry and physics at Princess Anne High School.

Capt. Streit married his hometown sweetheart, Dorothy ``Dolly'' Barton. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Kimberly A. Carlton and her husband Russ, James B. ``Bart'' Streit and his wife Cathy, J. Douglas Streit and his wife Alix, Stephanie M. Cunningham and her husband P.J., and Gregory B. Streit; four granddaughters, Melissa Cunningham, Emily Streit, Katherine Streit and Sarah Streit; and six grandsons, John W. Streit, Charlie Carlton, Stephen J. Cunningham, James Carlton, Chris Carlton and Brent Streit. He was predeceased by a son, Steven Brent Streit, his brother Michael Streit, and his parents, John W. and Mary Brent Streit.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Thomas J. Quinlan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at 8:45 a.m. in the Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Donald N. Tompkins
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Donald Noyes Tompkins, 63, of the 1000 block of Tradewinds Road, died Jan. 16, 2002. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge.

Elizabeth Evans
SUFFOLK -- Elizabeth Evans, 56, of the 5100 block of Nansemond Parkway, died Jan. 20, 2002. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Lakeview Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Lillie W. Edwards
SMITHFIELD -- Lillie Ann Wells Edwards, 60, of the 19000 block of Oliver Drive, died Jan. 24, 2002. A funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Whitehead's Grove Baptist Church. Harrell and Hill Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas A. Gardner
WINDSOR -- Thomas Allen Gardner, 84, died Jan. 25, 2002.

Born Dec. 14, 1917, he was the son of the late Hiram J. and Verna May Hobbs Gardner and the widower of Helen W. Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a retired farmer and a member of the Windsor Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty G. Duck of Herndon, Mary E. Hawkins and Nell A. Miller, both of Richmond; a son, David T. Gardner of Richmond; a sister, Lucy G. Richwine of Richmond; a brother, Charles H. Gardner of Spartanburg, S.C.; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squad, 19 E. Windsor Blvd., Windsor, VA 23487.

Theldine B. Haddock
SMITHFIELD -- Theldine Baldwin Haddock, 80, died Jan. 19, 2002, at her residence. She was a native of Whiteville, N.C., a homemaker and a member of White Marsh Baptist Church, Whiteville.

Her husband, Herbert Nasby Haddock, preceded Mrs. Haddock in death. Survivors include two daughters, Judy H. Walls and husband, Danny L. Walls of Smithfield, and Beverly Haddock and husband, Edwin Whitmore of Marion, Va.; two sisters, Ina B. Thompson and Dorothy B. Thompson; and two grandsons, David M. Walls and wife, Emily, and Daryl T. Walls.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, with the Rev. Ed Garrett officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (Disease and Related Disorders), No. 20, Interstate Corp Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Brett A. Roberson
ONANCOCK -- Brett Allen Roberson, 20, died Jan. 24, 2002. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

William S. Haste
WINDSOR -- William Sidney Haste, 81, died Jan. 25, 2002. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Edgewood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Goode Marshall
SOUTHERN SHORES -- Thomas Goode Marshall, 73, died Jan. 26, 2002. Born March 20, 1928, he was the son of Sarah Elizabeth Moore and John Goode Marshall. He was a native of Suffolk and attended Christian Science Society, Outer Banks, N.C.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Coulbourn Marshall; a son, Jack Marshall and his wife Ashley of Southern Shores; and two grandsons, Caleb and Harper Marshall.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home, Suffolk, by Mr. Michael J. Mann of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Williamsburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Society Prevention For Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.

Frances J. Perry
HERTFORD -- Frances Jordan Perry, 77, of the 1800 block of Center Hill Hwy., died Jan. 25, 2002 in Albemarle Hospital.

A native of Chowan County, she was the daughter of the late Elihu F. and Margaret ``Mag'' Chappell Jordan. She worked as an agent with Combined Insurance Co. and was the former assistant plant manager with Don Juan Mfg. Co. for 29 years and the manager of Cato's in Edenton for 11 years. She was a member of Hertford United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph B. Perry Jr.; two daughters, Jo Frances Perry of Hertford and Dawn Michelle Perry of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Wayne B. Perry of Hertford; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Swindell Funeral Home Chapel in Hertford. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery.

Thomas Powell
AULANDER -- Thomas Powell, 41, died Jan. 24, 2002. A funeral will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church of God. Wilder's Funeral Home is in charge.

Cecil B. Radford
HAMPSTEAD -- Cecil Byron Radford, formerly of Hampstead, died Jan. 23, 2002, in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

He was born Nov. 25, 1919 in Mullins, W.Va., son of the late Cecil D. and Doris Pauline Wente Radford, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Radford, and a sister, Jean M. Brown.

Mr. Radford was a member of Hampstead United Methodist Church. He was a member of West Shore Masonic Lodge No. 681 AF&AM in Camp Hill, Pa., and Scottish Rite Bodies Consistory.

Surviving are his four sons, John D. Radford of New Church, Va., Paul Radford of Portsmouth, Jeffrey Radford of Nags Head, N.C., and Patrick Radford of Burlington, N.C.; a daughter, Carol Grudemeyer of Mays Landing, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet M. Radford of Hershey, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hampstead United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Bell. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hampstead United Methodist Church Memorial Garden Fund, 15395 US Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Thad S. Murray
WEEMS -- Thad S. Murray, 82, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002.

Mr. Murray was an administrative assistant for U.S. Representative Porter Hardy, Senator Bill Spong and U.S. Representative Robert Daniel.

He is survived by his wife, Nan A. Murray; two sons, Neil Murray of Georgetown, Texas, and Kent Murray and his wife Elise Ruff Murray of Reston, Va.; one granddaughter, Mika Murray of Georgetown, Texas; one sister, June Murray Crumley and her husband Richard Crumley of Kent Store; brother-in-law, Ira T. Astin and his wife Elizabeth Astin of Petersburg; two nephews, Charles Murray III and his wife Linda Murray of Lancaster, and Brian Crumley and his wife Michelle Crumley of Narrows, Va.; and a niece, Judi Piorkowski and her husband Eric Piorkowski of Kent Store.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in White Stone United Methodist Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White Stone United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, White Stone, VA 22578, or to the Rappahannock General Hospital, P.O. Box 1449, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.

Iris B. Watkinson
STAUNTON -- Iris Virginia Ball Watkinson, 65, formerly of Parksley, died Jan. 25, 2002. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, Parksley.

Scott C. Anslow
STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- United States Marine Corps Sgt. Scott C. Anslow, 27, formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Services are pending. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Kathleen S. Boyd
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Kathleen Spencer Boyd, 86, died Jan. 25, 2002. A native of Isle of Wight County, she was a former resident of Virginia Beach.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, C. Johnson Boyd; a sister, Naomi Spencer Joyner of Richmond and formerly of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Windsor, Va., Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Ira D. Hudgins officiating. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge.


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