Miscellaneous Hampton Roads, Virginia Obituaries

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Barbara A. Gibson
CHESAPEAKE -- Barbara Ann Gibson, 57, of the 600 block of Crown Crescent, died Sept. 7, 1999, at Sentara Nursing Home, Norfolk.
Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., she was a former employee of Hofheimers Shoes Warehouse and was a former member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Epheson Gibson Sr. of Chesapeake; a son, Epheson Gibson Jr. of Norfolk; her mother, Oralee McCormick of Norfolk; a brother and his wife, James E. and Audrey Yvonne McCormick of Norfolk; five granddaughters, including Ebony Gibson of Norfolk; a nephew, Michael E. McCormick of Norfolk; a niece, Towanda Blackwell of Norfolk; three great-nephews; a goddaughter, Jackie Meyers of Chesapeake; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hale Funeral Home Chapel, Norfolk, by Linwood Welch, pastor. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will receive friends and loved ones at 3128 Cape Henry Ave., Apt. B, Norfolk. 
 

Mildred Muir
CHESAPEAKE -- Mildred Muir of the 1100 block of Bells Mill Road died Sept. 8, 1999. 

Born in Norfolk, she was a homemaker and the widow of John H. Muir. She was a member of New Discipleship Church.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Rose Lee of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday at New Discipleship Church by Bishop Anthony Moses. Burial will be at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. at 618 Pile Ave. for the procession. 

Agnes E. Powell
CHESAPEAKE -- Agnes Eda Powell, 67, of the 900 block of Decatur St., died Sept. 8, 1999. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. 
 

Carl N. Burnett
NORFOLK -- Carl N. Burnett, 95, of the Ballantine Home on Granby Street, died Sept. 10, 1999, in a local hospital.

Born in Tazewell County, Va., he had retired in 1965 as a railway postal clerk, from the U.S. Postal Service with 42 years of service. He was a member and former deacon of Talbot Park Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunshine Club, the choir and its orchestra. He was also a member of Ocean View Masonic Lodge No. 335; Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies; Khedive Temple of the Shrine; Sudan Temple of the Shrine; 60-Plus Club; Tabernacle and Tidewater Senior Citizens Club; Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church Breakfast Club; Shuine Band since 1948; Sudan Band since 1955; and the Fireman's Band since 1958.

Mr. Burnett is survived by his son, Donald Burnett of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. M. Keith Martin. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to Masonic Home, Richmond, Va., Talbot Park Baptist Church or the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, Greenville, S.C. 

Emanuel Hamilton Sr.
NORFOLK -- Emanuel Hamilton Sr. of the 8000 block of Wisteria Place died Sept. 9, 1999, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. 

DeWitt Landers
NORFOLK -- DeWitt Landers, 82, passed away Sept. 8, 1999. Services are private. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge. 

Durward Hardesty
NORFOLK -- Durward ``Duke'' Hardesty, 89, of the 8000 block of McCloy Road, died Sept. 8, 1999, at his residence. He was retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant junior grade. He was a member of Colonial Heights Church of Christ and was also a member of the Fleet Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Lona Hardesty; four sons, Durward Roy Hardesty of Hampton, Ga., John R. Hardesty of Holbrook, Mass., James E. Hardesty of Virginia Beach and David I. Hardesty of Norfolk; one daughter, Linda Goldsmith of Norfolk; one brother, Everett Hardesty of Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Sell of Cumberland, Md., and Alice Gidland of Townsend, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Ken Gosnell. Memorial donations may be made to the Colonial Heights Church of Christ. Tidewater Funeral Choices is handling arrangements. 
 

Thomas A. Cotten
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas Archer Cotten, 81, of Chesapeake and formerly of Portsmouth, died Sept. 9, 1999. 

A native of Portsmouth, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired watchmaker from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Shook Cotten; three daughters, Dianne Cotten of Portsmouth, Carolyn Lee of Virginia Beach and Tommie L. Miller of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Redeemer Lutheran Church by the Rev. Thomas E. Becker. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Mausoleum with military honors. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. 
 

James W. Hall
VIRGINIA BEACH -- James .Walter Hall, 62, of Virginia Beach, died Sept. 9, 1999. He was born in Murphy, N.C., and was the president of Virginia-Carolina Realty.

Survivors include three daughters, Tracy Copeland and Tammy Harris, both of Virginia Beach, and Theresa Britt of Richmond; his mother, Cleo C. Hall of Chesapeake; two sisters, Sandra Nicolia of Virginia Beach and Barbara McCartney of Williamsburg; a brother, Richard Hall of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren, Brittney Copeland of Virginia Beach, Donald Murphy Jr. and Tracy Diane Murphy, both of Norfolk. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Ann Fitzgerald.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329. 
 

Ruth E. Knox
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ruth Evelyn Knox, 82, of the 300 block of Lynn Shores Drive, was called quietly and gently home for her just reward Sept. 9, 1999. A native of Bellaire, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fearance and Blanche Jackson Brown. 

She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia, where she was a resident most of her life. She was a sweet, caring person and a wonderful mother who will be sorely missed by many. 

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, William ``Bill'' Maull and his wife, Charlotte; a devoted sister, Florence M. Davis; and seven grandchildren. 

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Riddick Funeral Service by the Rev. Robert G. Murray. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will be at 914 Shoal Creek Trail, Chesapeake. 
 

Arther J. Lilienfeld
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Arther ``Art'' Jerome Lilienfeld, 93, of Atlantic Avenue, died Sept. 9, 1999, at Virginia Beach General Hospital. 

He was the son of Bernard and Clara Morris Lilienfeld of Norfolk. He was born and grew up in Norfolk and was on the wrestling team at Maury High School. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and made that wrestling team. During World War II, he served as a gunnery chief in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return from the war, his life was active. In addition to his work in investments, he was a Scout leader. He organized and coached amateur wrestling at the YMCA. He was a lifelong health and fitness advocate and, for many years, did acrobatics on the beach for fun and entertainment. He was also an excellent dancer with a tuneful voice. He was a unique, kind and remarkable man. 

He is survived by a niece, Beth Ewing, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his loving, longtime companion, Nancy Dickinson. 

A memorial celebration of his life will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Ramada Inn, 5600 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach. 

Ray E. McKimie
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ray E. McKimie, 61, died Aug. 20, 1999. Burial will be in Proctor, W.Va. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge. 

Pedro M. Rojas
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Pedro M. Rojas, 30, died Sept. 4, 1999. Burial and services will take place in Mexico City. Tidewater Funeral Choices is in charge. 
 

Ruth A. Williamson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Ruth A. .Williamson, 58, of the 3500 block of Virginius Drive, died Sept. 9, 1999, in a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, she was a retired school bus driver from the city of Virginia Beach.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin B. Williamson of the home; two daughters, Sheryl Williamson and Michelle Williamson, both of Norfolk; a son and his wife, Marvin L. and Elizabeth Williamson of Virginia Beach; two sisters; an aunt, Jerry Riblett of Norfolk; and two grandchildren, Joshua Williamson and Brittany Williamson.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday by Chaplain D.R. Staton at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. 
 

Robert L. Holland
FRANKLIN -- Robert Lee Holland, 61, died Sept. 9, 1999. He was born April 4, 1938, in Nansemond County and was the son of the late George Edward and Dorothy Johnson Holland.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Ingeborg I. Holland of Feeding Hills, Mass.; four daughters, Cindy H. Council and her husband, Will, of Franklin, Robin L. Salmon and her husband, Tommy, of Suffolk, Linda M. O'Connell and Brenda M. O'Connell; a son, Robert R. O'Connell and his wife, Tamara, all of Massachusetts; a brother, Elvers H. Holland and his wife, Margaret, of Holland, Va.; and nine grandchildren, W. Travis Councill, R. Wade Councill, Becky L. Salmon, Chelsey W. Salmon, Felicia I. O'Connell, Megan I. O'Connell, Kyle R. O'Connell, Matthew S. Weir and Ashley M. Weir. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen H. Bishop, formerly of Franklin, and a brother, George Edward Holland Jr., formerly of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home by the Rev. Edward C. Johnson. Burial will be in Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Cindy and Will Councill, 151 Bobwhite Lane, Franklin. 

G. Edward Bailey
BLOXOM -- George Edward ``Ed'' Bailey, 82, died Sept. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge. 

Jerome C. Cornish
CHERITON -- Jerome C. Cornish, 85, funeral director, died Sept. 8, 1999. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Eastville. Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac, is in charge. 

Charles M. Ross
HARBORTON -- Charles Mattson Ross, 87, formerly of Kennett Square, Pa., died Sept. 7, 1999. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore, is in charge. 

William J. Edwards
MURFREESBORO -- William J. Edwards, 74, died Sept. 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Conway. Hunter's Funeral Home is in charge. 

Kenneth W. Garrish
OCRACOKE -- Kenneth Wayne Garrish, 48, died Sept. 9, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Twiford Funeral Home is in charge. 

Janie J. Grant
SEVERN -- Janie J. Grant, 97, died Sept. 10, 1999. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Severn Baptist Church. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge. 
 

Tina M. McBride
MOYOCK -- Tina Marie McBride, 23, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999. A funeral will be held in Hinesville, Ga. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

Robert L. Parsons
AHOSKIE -- A memorial service celebrating the life of Robert L. ``Bob'' Parsons of Ahoskie will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Powellsville Baptist Church. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Powellsville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5, Powellsville, NC 27967. 

Sarah H. Sawyer
SOUTH MILLS -- Sarah Maxine Haire Sawyer, 75, died Sept. 10, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City. 

Phillip R. Tyler
GRANDY -- Phillip Richard Tyler, 51, of the 100 block of Holly Crescent Drive, died Sept. 10, 1999. No services are planned at this time. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge. 

Pauline L. Whaley
AYDEN -- Pauline Loftin Whaley, 78, a native of Norfolk, died Sept. 9, 1999, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Whaley Dye and Polly Whaley Decker, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, N.H. Loftin of Ayden; a sister, Elizabeth Worthington of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Farmer Funeral Service Chapel, Ayden. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Sunday. At other times the family will receive friends at the residence, 719 Fairmont Village Apt., Ayden. 

Raymond R. Brinkley
NEWPORT NEWS -- Raymond Riddick Brinkley, 96, of the 900 block of Harpersville Road, died Sept. 10, 1999.

Mr. Brinkley, a native of Nansemond County, was the son of the late Peter Brinkley and Lucy Riddick Brinkley. He was a retired farmer and the widower of Eunice Speight Brinkley. He was a member of Eureka Baptist Church and the Brotherhood. He was also a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School class and an honorary member of Cypress Ruritan Club. 

He is survived by a niece, Marilyn B. Copeland of Sunbury, N.C.; and a nephew, Herbert Brinkley Jr. of Suffolk.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Cameron Currin. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Eureka Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 68, Corapeake, NC 27926. 
 

John Warhol
HAMPTON -- John Warhol, 82, died Sept. 9, 1999. A native of Clairton, Pa., he had been a Hampton resident since 1944. He retired from NASA as supervisor of the Machine Shop and was a member of the Supervisor's Club. He also owned and operated Warhol's Greenhouses for 30 years. Mr. Warhol served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was also a member of Dormition Orthodox Church of America and served on its board.

Mr. Warhol is survived by his wife, Helen K. Warhol; his daughter, Susan W. Constantinides and her husband, George, of Yorktown; his son, John Warhol Jr. and his wife, Betty M., of Yorktown; his sisters, Elsie Kunst of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Margaret Charapko of Fairless Hills, Pa.; his brother, Edward Warhol of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, John III, Andy, Alexa and Andrea; three great-granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth, Anna, and Rebekkah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church by the Revs. George Chioros, Theodore Panchak and Peter Makris. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home followed by a prayer service beginning at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Dormition Orthodox Church, 1065 E. Bayview Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23503. 
 

Harrell Alexander
WALDORF, Md. -- Harrell ``Pop'' Alexander, 67, formerly of Norfolk, died Sept. 9, 1999. A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Waldorf. For further information, call 545-2075. 
 

Marian N. Gregg
TULSA, Okla. -- Marian Norfleet Gregg, 77, died Sept. 2, 1999. Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Norfolk, she was the daughter of Essie and Lance Norfleet and was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lacey of Tulsa; a son and his wife, Jeff and Janet Gregg of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Helen Norfleet; four grandchildren, Ken Lacey of Indianapolis, Ind., Kristi Lacey of Tulsa, Erin Gregg and Brian Gregg, both of Tallahassee; and a great-grandchild, Alyssa Pat Lacey of Indianapolis. 

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Floral Haven Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. 

Georgie L. McLain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Georgie L. McLain, 79, formerly of the Eastern Shore, died Sept. 7, 1999. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Onancock. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Onancock, is in charge. 


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