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Robert H. Brinkerhoff
KALAMAZOO, MI.-Robert H. Brinkerhoff, 91, died November 23, 1998, at Bronson Place Care Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 2, 1907, to Robert Moore and Jean (Huston) Brinkerhoff. He was raised in Toledo, Cleveland and Cincinnati, and spent part of his childhood in Cuba, and Seattle, Wash. After attending high school in Fort Myers, Fl., he graduated in business from Dartmouth College and the Tuck School in Hanover, N.H., in 1929. In college, he began his amateur music career, singing in the glee club and playing piano, clarinet, tenor sax and tenor banjo in various dance and jazz bands.
His professional career started in Philadelphia, where he worked for N. W. Ayer and Son Advertising Agency. He married Jeanie Laurence Okie of Devon, Pa., on September 1, 1934. They settled in Lincoln, Ma., where he continued to work with N. W. Ayer and Son in Boston. In 1949 he began work for Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency in New York City, and the family relocated to Darien, Ct. In 1957 his career took him to Chicago until 1961 when he returned to Darien. The Brinkerhoffs retired in 1972 to White Stone until 1996, when they moved to Kalamazoo.
He is survived by is wife, Jeanie; his daughter, Judy Brinkerhoff; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Stephanie Auld Brinkerhoff and Paul and Althea Wilson Brinkerhoff; a sister, Mrs. Frank Bragg; nine grandchildren: Kim, Miles and Heidi Olson, Judy's children; Robert Joris, Darcy McGuire Auld, Susanna Devon Auld and Allison Gorman Auld Brinkerhoff, Robert Okie's children; Jennifer McGrath and Elizabeth Joy Brinkerhoff, Paul Thomas's children.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 27, at Richland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Jennings officiating. Interment was at Prairie Home Cemetery in Richland. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Activity Fund at Bronson Place Care Center.
 
Annette Marie Gillis Banks Cottman
WHITE STONE-Annette Marie Gillis Banks Cottman died Saturday, November 7, 1998.
She was born December 7, 1942, to Howard G. Gillis Jr. and Rosa Lee Braxton Gillis in White Stone. She was educated in the public schools of Lancaster County and Baltimore, Md., and at an early age joined St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church near Kilmarnock. When the family moved to Baltimore, she joined Eastern United Methodist Church, took an active part in the Methodist Youth Fellowship and as an adult became active in the United Methodist Women, rising to the office of president.
She married Daniel Banks in August, 1961. The couple had two children, De Anna and Daniel Anthony.
She attended the Baltimore School of the Bible and other continuing Christian education courses. While employed at Western Electric, she was called to full time ministry, and was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel on April 19, 1987. As an evangelist, she preached from New England to Florida. One of her foremost concerns was the prison ministry. As with Paul of the New Testament, she found many "tent making" opportunities, from customer services to professional care giver.
In the early 1980's, she purchased the old Gillis' homeplace, joined Calvary Baptist Church and became a Deaconess. Her active life carried her back to Maryland, but in July of 1997, she returned to White Stone permanently.
On December 6, 1997, she married Rev. Herman Cottman. With this union, she gained one son and six daughters.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Herman Cottman of White Stone; seven daughters, De Anna Banks Woods, Barbara Alexander, Vickie Cottman, Denise Cottman, Patricia Cottman, Angela Cottman and Reneé Cottman; two sons, Daniel Banks and Larry Cottman all of Baltimore; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gillis of Rivera Beach, Fl.; five sisters, Barbara Pembamoto, Rosa Grimes, Gertrude Williams and Marilyn Davis, all of Rivera Beach, and Deborah Gillis-Landrum of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Howard James Gillis and Ronald T. Gillis, both of Baltimore; one sister-in-law, Irene M. Gillis; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth K. Pembamoto, Ralph Davis and Moses Landrum III; two aunts, Nannie Smith of Baltimore, and Altomease Pinkard of White Stone; two uncles-in-law, Pernell Pinkard and James Fauntleroy; three aunts-in-law, Margaret Nutt, Marie Fauntleroy and Mary Buggs; one great aunt, Arlene Bailey, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 14, at Calvary Baptist Church, Kilmarnock, with the Rev. Myron Sutherlin officiating. Interment was in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.
 
James Richardson
IRVINGTON-James Richardson, 83, of Irvington died November 25, 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Tommy Richardson; a son, Rick Richardson of Pleasantville, N.Y.; a daughter, Betsy McCreary of Lehigh, Fl.; a granddaughter, Kelly McCreary of Lehigh, Fl. and a sister, Gloria Murray of Petersborough, N.H.
A memorial service was held at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, Irvington, on Monday, November 30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the RW-C Foundation, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, 22480.
 
Joseph Kinsley Delano
WICOMICO CHURCH-Joseph Kinsley Delano, 78, of Wicomico Church died Monday, November 23, 1998.
He was a lifelong resident of Wicomico Church and a member of the Wicomico Baptist Church.
He is survived by two brothers, E. E. and Liston A. Delano, both of Wicomico Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, with interment in the Wicomico Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Lee Scripture officiated. Pallbearers were J. P. Conley, Steve Conley, G. C. Sampson, Danny Haynie and Thomas Delano.
 
Laura Harding Christopher
KILMARNOCK-Laura Harding Christopher, 97, died November 30, 1998.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Leon Reese Christopher.
She is survived by her son, Leon Harding Christopher of Norfolk; her daughter, Bettie Corbin Christopher Perry of Richmond; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Born at Fleets Bay Farm on the Chesapeake Bay to Adolphus and Alice Harding on February 16, 1901, she was predeceased by a brother, Adolphus Harding, and a sister, Bettie Harding. She attended Bluff Point Grade School and was graduated from Wicomico High School and Farmville State Teachers college.
Mrs. Christopher was always interested in education and spent many years teaching at Wicomico High School. She was the oldest living and longest standing member of Wicomico Episcopal Church, singing with her husband in the choir until the age of 86.
A memorial service will be held at the Wicomico Episcopal Church on Monday, December 7, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wicomico Episcopal Church, Wicomico Church, 22579.
 
James Leonard O'Bier
WARSAW-James Leonard O'Bier, 74, of Farnham died Saturday, November 28, 1998, in Warsaw Health Care Center, Warsaw.
He was a member of Henderson United Methodist Church, Hyacinth, and a retired boiler operator with the menhaden fishing industry.
Surviving are his wife, Custis Sebra O'Bier; two brothers, Robert O'Bier of Lancaster and Grayson O'Bier of Fredericksburg, and two sisters, Mildred Talley of Village and Grace Whittaker of Lancaster.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1, at the Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood, with the Rev. John E. DeJong officiating. Interment was in Henderson United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hyacinth. Pallbearers were Wayne Talley, Ernest Lee O'Bier, Steve O'Bier, Ray Beasley, Glen Ray Packett and Allen Whittaker.
 
Lonnie O'Neal Yerby
WEEMS-Lonnie O'Neal Yerby died Tuesday, November 24, 1998.
He was born September 7, 1982.
He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and a junior at Lancaster High School where he participated in numerous activities. He studied masonry at the vocational school in Warsaw and was a part-time golf attendant at Tides Lodge.
One brother, Bernard Douglas Yerby Jr. preceded him in death.
He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Martha of Weems; two sisters, Michelle of Weems and Anna of Suitland, Md.; two grandparents, Annie Yerby and Juanita Ball of Weems; 11 aunts, Marcella Taylor, Mary Parker, Mary Laws, Dorothy Noel, Annie Bell Walters, Katie Chewning and Erma Yerby of Weems, Doretha Ball of Warsaw, Dorene Morris of Hinesville, Ga., Pamela Harris of Gloucester and Anita Giscombe of Kilmarnock; five uncles, Solomon Yerby of Los Angeles, Ca., and William Yerby, Alfred Harris, Leroy Chewning and Shederick Walters of Weems; two nieces, Shanice and Shaneka Yerby of Weems; two nephews, Bernard III and Brian Yerby of Kilmarnock; a sister-in-law, Isabelle Yerby of Kilmarnock and many cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, at Sharon Baptist Church, Weems. The Rev. Robert Edwards officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Lunsford Thomas Nuckols Jr.
TOPPING-Lunsford Thomas Nuckols Jr. of Topping, formerly of Richmond, who would have celebrated his 80th birthday on Christmas Eve, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998.
Mr. Nuckols spent his youth in St. Paul, Va., and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Marshall University. He was working for the C&O Railroad, where his late father was chief engineer, when World War II broke out; he enlisted in the Army and was attached to the 740th Railway Operations Battalion of the 1st Army serving in the European Theater. He was given an honorable discharge as Captain.
Upon his return home he began his lifelong career as an insurance consultant. While rearing his three children as a single parent, he started his own insurance business which bore his name. He wed his current wife, Bankie, in January, 1961. They have spent most of their years together on Oxford Circle East in Richmond, Boca Raton, Fl., and at the river home in Topping. He was secretary-treasurer of AAAAA-5-Star Travel Services Inc., which he and his wife started in 1985.
He was a 57-year member of the Poage Masonic Lodge of Ashland, Ky., the Tidewater Shrine Club and Khedive Shrine Temple. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Topping, where a memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 1.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Bankie" Stiff Nuckols; a daughter, Nora Nuckols Arqui, and her husband, Will, of McLean; two sons, Lunsford T . III and Channing MacNeil and his wife, Karen Stumpf Nuckols, of Richmond; grandchildren Mathew Michael Nuckols of Golden, Co.; Laura Ann Ricker of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carol Lee Ricker of Radford and Mark Fletcher Ricker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; father of the grandchildren, Conley Ricker of Falls Church, and goddaughter Janet Abbott Fast of Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Children's After School Mission Program of Harmony Grove, P.O. Box 138, Topping, 23169, or the Khedive Temple Children's Hospital Transportation Fund, 654 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, 23320, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Page Bristow, P.O. Box 22, Urbanna, 23175.
 
Nannie Lee Tingle
WARSAW-Nannie Lee Tingle, 90, of Heathsville died Monday, November 23, 1998 in a Warsaw nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rylie H. Norris and Thomas Preston Tingle, and a son, Rylie Norris. She was a member of Coan Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, June Norris Balderson of Reedville and Nancy Tingle Traylor of Callao; eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, at Coan Baptist Church, Heathsville with Dr. Barbara M. Filling officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence M. Traylor, David T. Traylor, Richard E. Traylor, Lawrence M. Traylor Jr., William M. Balderson and Thomas Ryland Balderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, Heathsville, 22473.
 
Ralph "Bruce" Wood
WHITE STONE-Ralph "Bruce" Wood died Thursday, November 12, 1998.
He was born in Lancaster County on January 11, 1959, to Mary W. Lockley and the late Edison B. Wood. His stepfather was the late Leroy Lockley.
He is survived by his mother, Mary W. Lockley of White Stone; three brothers, Edison B. Woods Sr. and Brian O. Lockley of Lancaster and Anthony Q. Woods Sr. of Mechanicsville; one sister, Evelyn L. Spencer of Victoria; a grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle T. Wood of Baltimore, Md.; two uncles, David Smith of Richmond, and Linwood Ward of Chrisfield, Md.; five aunts, Shirley Ann Miller and Valarie S. Banks of White Stone, Alfreda Belle, Iris Braxton and Irma Taylor of Baltimore; two sisters-in-law, Marian Smith of Lancaster, and Evangeline Wood of Mechanicsville; one brother-in-law, Wesley Spencer Jr. of Victoria; three great uncles; six great aunts; five nephews, Damon Smith of Weems, Edison B. Smith Jr. of Topping, Anthony Q. Wood Jr. and Christopher J. Wood of Mechanicsville and Wesley Spencer Jr. of Victoria; two nieces, Shakeya M. Lockley of Lancaster and Bridgit Spencer of Richmond; a great niece, ShaKayla Smith of Lancaster; a special friend, Classie Edwards and devoted family friends Deborah Henry and Tiffany Gibson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, White Stone. The Rev. Robert Sutherlin officiating.
 
Ruby Mac Campbell Morris
FT. WASHINGTON, MD.-Ruby Mac Campbell Morris died Monday, November 16, 1998, at Fort Washington Hospital in Fort Washington, Md.
She was born May 6, 1906, in Lynhams in Northumberland County, the only daughter of six children born to William Mac and Sarah Elizabeth Nickens Campbell. She was educated at the Elmira Crawley and Jones Run private schools; in the early 1920's she moved to Atlantic City, N.J., and later New York City. In 1942, she married Walter Morris, now deceased; they had one daughter, Jacqueline LaMoyne.
July 4, 1936, was grand opening day for her grocery store in Ditchley. She later added a gasoline pump, a juke box and an outdoor wood bench-seated movie theater.
She was the second African American woman to be licensed as a funeral director in the Northern Neck, having obtained her license November 12, 1953. Her apprenticeship was served under her brother, the late Quentin DePernell Campbell of Campbell's Funeral Home. She provided assistance to several funeral homes in the area and renewed her director's license until January, 1998.
She was instrumental in the establishment of the first chapter of the NAACP in Lancaster County and also held membership in the Crusader's Political Club, established in September, 1947. She also volunteered to work at the polls and provided transportation when needed.
Being a member of the Lancaster and Northumberland County Business and Professional Women's Club was one of her most prized memberships. This organization exemplified service to the community and youth. She served one term as president.
Her employment included a brief period as a crab picker for Gaskins Seafood Company, an insurance agent for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance, where she earned several Saleswoman of the Month awards and a bus driver for Northumberland County.
She joined Calvary Baptist Church at an early age and served as Sunday School teacher, a member of the Missionary Circle, and sang in both the Gospel and senior choirs. When her health began to fail and she moved to Maryland, she was adopted by the St. Paul Baptist Church of Capitol Heights.
As the matriarch of her family and Ditchley community, she was a caregiver to seniors in her home as well as to her brothers and sisters-in-law when their health failed.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline LaMoyne Whitman of Ft. Washington, Md.; a son-in-law, Malcolm Whitman; five grandchildren, Troy Burnette Cottrell, Lezlye LaMoyne Anderson, Pamela J. Whitman, Angela Maria Brown and Cory Malcolm Whitman; four great-grandchildren, Indya LaMoyne Cottrell, Christian Tobias Brown, Arielle Christina Cottrell and Rodney Brown II; a niece who she reared as a daughter, Brenda Campbell Phillips; her godbrother, James C. Waddy; four sisters-in-law, Marietta Campbell, Susie Morris, Edna Fisher and Sadie Taylor; a brother-in-law, Luther Crallie; two grandsons-in-law, Rodney Brown and Aaron Anderson; granddaughter-in-law, Tonyia Cottrell, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21, at Calvary Baptist Church in Kilmarnock, with the Rev. Myron Sutherlin officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, White Stone.
 
Thelma Hazel Pulch
IRVINGTON-Thelma Hazel Pulch, 94, formerly of Singer Island, Fl., died Sunday, November 22, 1998, at her home in Irvington. Private services and interment were held at the national cemetery at Pinelawn, Long Island.
She was born on June 20, 1904, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thorvold and Caroline Hannah Thompson, who came to the United states from Norway. A real estate and insurance broker, she met her husband, Captain Eugene H. Pulch, when she helped him locate property he could use to build a movie theater. They were married in 1924 in Plainfield, N.J., and as business partners they developed four theaters, the Shore Road, Dyker, Coliseum and Electra in the Brooklyn and New York area. The Shore Road and the Dyker, the first movie theaters in Brooklyn, offered live vaudeville as well as silent and, later, talking movies. The Pulches were joined in their business ventures by their partner, the late Fred Huebner of New Jersey. Eventually, all four theaters were leased to RKO who operated the theaters until they were sold.
Captain Pulch died on Valentine's Day in 1950 and was buried at Pinelawn National Cemetery. After his death, Mrs. Pulch moved to Florida and in 1952 built a home on Singer Island. Although semi-retired, she continued to speculate in selected Florida real estate. An avid fisherman, she was featured in Field and Stream for her trophy bone fish.
She moved to Irvington in 1988 to be near her daughter, Gloria, and was active in the Presbyterian church.
She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Harold Thompson, who died at age 20, a great-grandchild, Brendon "Ben" Doerr, and her husband.
Survivors include her sister, Olava "Avi" Lang and her sister's two sons, Harold and John; her daughter, Gloria Marchant of Irvington; her son, Eugene H. Pulch of Florida; her grandchildren, Jay G. Wiedenkeller, Todd Wiedenkeller and Dr. Dayna Grant and their families; her great-grandchildren, Derek Wiedenkeller, Kym Wiedenkeller, Alison Doerr, Kerry and Lindsay Wiedenkeller, and Billy and Elizabeth Grant, and one great-great-grandchild, Elijah Williams.
 
Walter O'Neil Montague
PHILADELPHIA, PA.-Walter O'Neil Montague died on Saturday, November 7, 1998.
He was born April 11, 1919 in Kilmarnock to Willie and Cora Taylor Montague.
He attended the public schools in Lancaster County and received his early religious training at New St. John's Baptist Church in Kilmarnock.
He entered the United States Armed Forces in August, 1941, and after serving in both the European and the Pacific theaters, he was honorably discharged January 1946. On leaving the service, he became employed as a long distance truck driver. He later worked for Menhaden Fisheries, and retired from Zapata Haynie.
On April 14, 1949, he married Bessie Dae. They moved from Kilmarnock to Burgess in 1967. Bessie preceded him in death in 1996.
He is survived by his stepmother, Martha Montague; stepbrother, Milton and his wife, Shirley; sisters-in-law Dorothy Sydnor and Vilma Walker; an adopted godchild, Dennis Rogers; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 14, at New St. John's Baptist Church, Kilmarnock. The Rev. Dwight Johnson officiated.
 
Wayland Jay Rice Sr.
HEATHSVILLE-Wayland Jay Rice Sr. died Sunday, November 1, 1998.
The son of the late Willie Rice and Florence Butler Rice, he was born July 6, 1928, in Browns Store, was educated in the public schools in Northumberland County, and worked for Standard Products for over 25 years.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Asa, Isaac, Cleveland and Roland; a sister, Louise Edward, and a son, Wayland Harcum.
He is survived by two sons, Wayland L. and Richard D.; one daughter, Maria A., all of Syracuse, N.Y.; one sister, Lucille Parker of Lottsburg; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Carla Rice and Doris Rice, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law, Harriet Rice, Sally Harcum and Willie Mae Rice, all of Heathsville, and one brother-in-law, Joe C. Parker of Lottsburg.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4, at the First Baptist Church, Heathsville, with the Rev. John S. Fontaine officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Lillian Barrett
RICHMOND-Lillian Barrett, 72, of Warsaw, died Friday, February 5, 1999, in a Richmond hospital.
Mrs. Barrett was born in Washington, D.C., and educated at Holy Cross Academy and Georgetown Visitation College. Prior to marriage, she assisted her mother, Lillian C. Hoffman, in running the Hoffman Dance Schools in Washington, Annapolis and Northern Virginia, which flourished for four decades, training both children and adults, including such notables as the Evelyn Walsh McLean Family. She had a successful career earlier as a dancer in New York City with the June Taylor Dancers before returning to Washington.
Throughout her life, she made significant contributions of her time and resources to her church and community charities as well as the performing arts, particularly ballet. Recently, she became a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Tappahannock.
She is survived by her husband, William H. Barrett; five children, James M. Barrett of Washington, D.C., Jeremy E. Barrett of Woodstock, Vt., Jennifer Barrett-Agaracheva of Washington, D.C., and Mary B. Shearin of Essex Fells, N.J.; her eight grandchildren, Jamie, Caitlin, Jerry, Billy and Timmy Barrett, and Allison, Christopher and Lee Shearin.
A Funeral Mass was held Friday, February 12, in St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Tappahannock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Timothy's Catholic Church Building Fund.
 
Ruth Ellen Durham Cotten
HEATHSVILLE-Ruth Ellen Durham Cotten, 92, of Heathsville died Thursday, February 11, 1999. She was a retired nurse.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann C. Reamy and son-in-law, Robert N. Reamy Jr.; two grandchildren, Ellen Kramer of Minnesota and Robert N. Reamy III of Edwardsville; two sisters, Alma D. Mitchell and Mary Louise Durham of Upright and three nephews, Robert M. Mitchell, James M. Mitchell and William A. Durham of Tappahannock.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Upright, with the Rev. Matthew M. Nelson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Reamy Jr., Robert Reamy III, Ronald Kramer, Robert Mason Mitchell Jr., Robert Mason Mitchell, James M. Mitchell and William Durham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church, Upright, 22569.
 
Russell R. Hann
BURGESS-Russell R. Hann Sr., 76, of Burgess died Friday, February 12, 1999. 
He was a member of Fairfields United Methodist Church, Burgess, and a retired construction superintendent.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hann; a son, Russell R. Hann Jr. of Parkton, Md.; two daughters, C. Janine Ruby of Charleston, S.C., and Patricia Hann of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon Hann of Lineboro, Md., Francis S. Hann of Manchester, Md., and Stanley E. Hann of Sebring, Fl., and a sister, Charlotte Garmer of Hampstead, Md.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 14, at the Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood, with the Rev. Marion Paul White officiating. Interment was in Fairfields United Methodist Church Cemetery, Edwards. Pallbearers were Timothy E. Hann, Russell B. Hann, Brenden T. Woodley, Richard Hann, Robert Hann and Robert M. Ruby.
Memorials may be made to Fairfields United Methodist Church, Burgess, 22432.
 
Novella Paige Crockett
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Novella Paige Crockett died at Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday, February 5, 1999.
She was born February 2, 1939, in Lewisetta to Virginia L. and the late William A. Paige. She attended Rosenwald High School in Reedville and Zion Baptist Church in Lottsburg in her youth.
She was employed for 17 years by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and retired from the Federal Government as lead personnel assistant at the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by her husband, Willis C. Crockett Sr. of Washington; two sons, Willis Jr. and Stephen Tyrone Crockett of Washington; her mother, Virginia L. Paige of Lewisetta; two brothers, Lawrence W. Paige of Washington and J. Mitchell Paige of Suffolk; two sisters, Peggy V. Johnson of Lewisetta and Cathy D. Cockrell of Baltimore; eight grandchildren, Tanika, Miana, Stephen, Michael, Tomieka, Jacquan, Aaron and Stephan; father-in-law, Winslow Crockett of Weems; brothers- and sisters-in-law; Bernard and Leatrice Taylor, Herman Lee and Cecelia Carter, Carolyn Crockett of Horsehead and Kathleen R. Paige of Suffolk; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and two special friends, Ann Kackley and Rennie Knight.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13, at First Baptist Church, Heathsville. The Rev. John S. Fountaine officiated. Interment was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Lottsburg.
 
Leonard "Lennie" Dunaway
KILMARNOCK--Leonard "Len-nie" Dunaway died Saturday, February 13, 1999, at The Lancashire nursing home in Kilmarnock.
He was born in Lottsburg on January 1, 1914, to the late Louise and Henry Dunaway and attended Holley Graded School in Lottsburg.
His mother died when he was six years old. He was taken in by various families of the community until he met the late Joseph and Edith Cockrell who introduced him to the late Dr. Robert Booker Sr. and family. He was employed with the Bookers as a family attendant, doing yard work, gardening, farming and general maintenance until he enlisted in the Navy in 1940. He was a World War II veteran, serving three years in the Pacific arena. After being discharged, he resumed his position at the Bookers' until his health failed in 1998 and he became a resident of The Lancashire.
A life-long bachelor, in his later years he joined Zion Baptist Church where he regularly served as an usher and sang in the men's chorus.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Harriett, Maryetta and Hazel and by two brothers, Henry and Samuel.
He is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Carter of Warsaw and Elizabeth Mach of New Jersey; a brother, Eddie L. Clark of Lottsburg; a sister-in-law, Myrtle P. Dunaway of Coan Stage; nieces and nephews, William and Margaret Howard of Linden, N.J., Bessie Carter, Mary Carter, Virginia and Mitchell Wiggins of Lottsburg; Ilva and Jerome Curtis, Roberta and Leroy Langeley, Marian and Charles Flood of Baltimore, Joseph and Ora Dean of New York, Dorothy Belle of White Stone, Mary Jackson of Fredericksburg, Burdell Powell of Queens, N.Y., Carolyn and Doyle Wilkins of Beltsville, Md., Stevie and Karen Elmore of East Orange, N.J.; many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, including great-great niece Patricia Harris, and by friends John, Dabney and Sallie Booker, Mamie Leland, Ella Muse of Lottsburg, and other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, at Zion Baptist Church in Lottsburg, with Pastor John H. Bibbens officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Samuel Eli McKinley
REMO-Samuel Eli McKinley was born February 5, 1999, and lived for twelve hours.
He is survived by his parents, Scott and Christine McKinley; brothers Zachariah and Levi, and his twin brother Elijah; great-grandparents, Leonard and Mildred Pittman of Remo; grandparents, Roger and Betty McKinley of Remo and Walter and Barbara Costello of Australia and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
A memorial service will be held February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Gloria L. Goodman Ball Field on Route 200 in Irvington.
 
Mary Stephens Teese
WARSAW-Mary Stephens Teese, 86, of Warsaw, died on Tuesday, February 9, 1999.
Mrs. Teese was a member of Cobham Park Baptist Church, Warsaw, and a retired secretary for Northern Neck Electric Co-op. She served as secretary for the directors of Stratford Hall for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, Matthew Teese Jr.; a son, Stephen M. Teese of Warsaw; two daughters, Elizabeth Teese Hanks of Farnham and Virginia Teese Jenkins of Warsaw; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn S. Clyde Miller of Lancaster, Pa. and Ruth S. Letts of Pembrok Pines, Fl.
A funeral service was held Friday, February 12, at Cobham Park Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cobham Park Cemetery Fund, c/o Gladys Brown, 1617 Welfords Wharf Road, Warsaw, 22572.
 
Herbert Joseph Mulqueen Sr.
WARSAW-Herbert Joseph Mulqueen Sr., 83, of Warsaw, formerly of Sherwood Forest, Md., died on Thursday, February 11, 1999.
Mr. Mulqueen was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and a World War II veteran.
His wives, Jane Keegan Mulqueen and then Moya Clarke Mulqueen, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Lynn Orfgen of Slidell, La.; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Julia Mulqueen of Warsaw, and four grandchildren, Tierney and Adam Orfgen and Moya and Herbert Mulqueen III.
A funeral service was held at Our Lady Of The Fields Church in Millersville, Md., on Tuesday, February 16.
 
Virginia Noblett Claybrook
KILMARNOCK-Mrs. Virginia Noblett Claybrook, 95, of Kilmarnock died Tuesday, February 16, 1999.
She was the widow of R. Garnett Claybrook.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Joseph Ostdiek of Bethesda, Md.; four granddaughters, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Claybrook was a retired postal clerk with the Kilmarnock post office, a lifelong member of Kilmarnock Baptist Church and a member of the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club.
Remains rest at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, with interment in Morattico Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmarnock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kilmarnock Baptist Church Education Fund, P.O. Box 99, Kilmarnock, 22482.

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