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|Hazel V. Baker
CHESAPEAKE -- Hazel Vivian McDormand Baker, 91, formerly of Chesapeake, passed away Jan. 18, 2002.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Randy McMillen with eulogies by nephews, Ron Randolph and Dr. Bob Baker. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.
A reception will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church following the interment.
Mary M. Owens
She was born in Norfolk and was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Portlock United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Mary Pearce Circle.
Survivors include her husband, George Owens of the residence; a daughter, Terrie Geddes and husband Brad of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, Randy Turner and wife Rhonda of Richmond, and Mark K. Owens Sr. of Morganton, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy A. Cocke and husband the Rev. Bob Cocke of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Robert Adams and wife Gladys of Norfolk; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Minnie Pate Adams and Richard Adams.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Portlock United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Haynes and the Rev. Bob Cocke. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Portlock United Methodist Church.
Rose Mary Smith
Born in Norfolk, she was a member and Usher of Bethel AME Church, Chesapeake; Household of Ruth; and Portsmouth Senior Citizens Club.
She is survived by a son, Curtis J. Smith of Chesapeake; stepdaughter, Celestine Sykes Riddick of Portsmouth; three aunts; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends; and three adopted sisters, Hester Mae Tyler of Virginia Beach, Grace Matthews of Chesapeake and Louise Ridley.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. James Johnson. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Lula J. Tyler
Born in Chesapeake, ``Miss Lula'' or ``Grandma,'' as she was called, was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Norfolk, where she served on the Usher Board. She was also a member of Vernice Tent No. 500, National Past Grand Officer and Eastern Star, Alamoth Chapter No. 93, OES, Star Point ADA. Ms. Tyler was a homemaker and received her GED. She was a great, great grandmother.
The widow of Isaac Tyler Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Jessie Ramsey (Eugene Sr.) of Portsmouth and Jean Wynn (James) of Yorktown; two sons, Melvin King Jr. (Barbara) of Beacon, N.Y., and William King (Carol) of Hopewell, Va.; three sisters, Dorothy Burton of Philadelphia, Mary Austin and Catherine Hill, both of Norfolk; two brothers, Albert Waddell and Ernest Waddell, both of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Minnie Waddell of Philadelphia; and a stepdaughter, Augustine Wilkins of Portsmouth. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Bonner; two sisters, Josephine Wilson and Mildred Waddell; two brothers, John Waddell and Earl Waddell Sr.; two grandchildren; and a stepson, Isaac Tyler Jr.
A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church by Pastor Edward Randolph Jr. with burial in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. A wake service will be held Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue chapel. Family and friends will assemble at 2112 Spadina Ave., one hour prior to the service for the procession.
Concetta M. Caminati
Mrs. Caminati was a native of Messina, Sicily, Italy and lived in Norfolk for 41 years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Edmund L. Caminati. She was a Roman Catholic. Prior to her husband's death, she was known in the Larrymore area section of Norfolk as the lady who walked three each day, Rain or Shine.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy C. Query of Norfolk, Marie C. Wheeler of Newark, Del.; a son, Edmund A. Caminati and his wife, Marie of Fort Myers, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A church service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. John Dorgan. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters or the charity of the donors choice.
Royce P. Davis
Josephine R. Grubbs
She was born in Union City, N.J., and was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was a lifetime member of the Virginia PTA and was past president of the River Oaks Civic League.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James L. Grubbs Sr.; a daughter, Lucille J. Nelson and her husband Brad of Wisconsin; a son, James L. Grubbs Jr. of Chesapeake; a grandson, Brent Nelson; two brothers, Dominick Rossi of New Jersey and Carlos Rossi of North Carolina; two sisters, Lucille Primavera of Florida and Anglina Ruggerio of New Jersey; and a host of loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Grubbs.
A Christian Burial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory by Father James E. Parke and the Rev. Cletus Grubbs. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Hampton Roads, No. 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502-4006.
Leroy E. Haynes
Helen A. Wilson
Betsy Katz Ackerman
A native of Portsmouth, and daughter of the late Minnie and Morris Katz, Mrs. Ackerman graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Madison College. She was an active, lifelong member of Gomley Chesed Congregation and was one of the lead sopranos of the synagogue choir for 55 years. Her passion in life was singing. She was also a member of Hadassah and Gomley Chesed Sisterhood and a strong supporter of the Cancer Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Mrs. Ackerman, together with her late husband of 51 years, Martin Ackerman, opened the first discount drugstores in the Tidewater region in 1964. They operated seven stores in Tidewater and Suffolk.
Mrs. Ackerman is survived by a brother, Louis Katz of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Marlene Nusbaum of Newton, Mass.; and a granddaughter, Jessica Nusbaum of Palo Alto, Calif.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gomley Chesed Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Katz-Ackerman Family Fund at Gomley Chesed Synagogue, 3110 Sterling Point Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23703, or to the Betsy Ackerman Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Lillian W. Lee
Born in Coosa County, Ala., on July 15, 1920, she was the daughter of James and Cora Dozier Watkins. Mrs. Lee was the widow of Claude Arnold Lee.
She is survived by four children, Claude Kenneth Lee of Florida, Angela Lee Leary and her husband Tommie of Hampton, Cynthia Lee Barclift and her husband Jim of Cypress, Texas, and Laurie Lee Mengelt and her husband Harry of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren, Danny Lee, Debbie Lee Johnson and husband Michael, Cathy Leary Estep and husband Bill, Allison Marie Barclift, Joshua, Matthew, Maria Lilli and Joseph Cartright; and three great-granddaughters, Katie and Leigh Clevenger, and Taylor Estep; and a sister, Jesmon Scherer of Hueytown, Ala.
Mrs. Lee was a member of Alexander Baptist Church, where she served as a devoted Sunday school teacher.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Alexander Baptist Church by Dr. Archie S. Corbin Jr., with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alexander Baptist Church.
Johnnie C. Gore Jr.
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Gore retired as a construction worker for S.B. Ballard Construction Co. He was a member of Fourth Baptist Church where he participated in Men's Day Fellowship and Noon Day Prayer. He was also a member of Sakkar Temple No. 1 and James L. Wilder Lodge No. 26 AASR. He was an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Lowe-Gore; seven daughters; two stepdaughters; five sons; his mother, Mattie Gore of Suffolk; two sisters, Mary Ealey of Portsmouth and Bettie Fox of Suffolk; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Johnnie Gore Sr.; a sister, Willie Lee Deal; and a brother, James Allen Gore.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Fourth Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Beamon with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernest L. Gray Sr.
Born in Edgecomb County, N.C., Mr. Gray was a retired sheet metal worker for Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a retired department manager of K-Mart in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Norfolk. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Portsmouth.
He is survived by his wife, Edna F. Gray; three daughters, Debra Santos, Michelle Gray and Wanda Gray, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four sons, Marcus (Olivia) Gray, U.S. Air Force, Germany, Ernest (Bobette) Gray Jr. of Norfolk, Gary (Sandy) Gray of Magnolia, Del., and Sylvester (Dreka) Gray of Colorado Springs; his mother, Joanna Suggs of Chesapeake; four sisters, Patty (James) Stokes, Helen Cole and Ruth Blow, all of Portsmouth, and Betty Robinson of Chesapeake; two brothers, Slick Lee (Marjorie) Gray of Chesapeake and Jesse (Esther) Gray of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Thurman J. Twitty. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, with military honors. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Carrie N. Etheridge
Mrs. Etheridge claimed that she ``never met a dog she didn't like'' and left behind her constant companion Ginger, her miniature Dachshund, and Beethoven, a Senegal parrot.
She was a native of Norfolk and a graduate of Maury High School. She was a longtime active member of Talbot Park Baptist Church in Norfolk. Later, she joined Sandbridge Community Chapel, where she attended until her health prevented it.
She was retired from Norfolk City Schools, having served as a secretary for two Norfolk middle schools: Azalea and Lake Taylor. For several years she was a volunteer at Sentara Leigh Hospital.
Although she loved flowers, it was her wish that any memorial contributions from her friends be sent to Hope Haven Children's Home or the American Heart Association.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by Robyn Ruth.
Wilson P. Green Sr.
Adelaide B. Grinnan
She was born April 19, 1908 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Dr. George Lamb Buist and Adelaide Richardson Buist. She was the widow of Dr. R. Bryan Grinnan Jr. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
Mrs. Grinnan was a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and Vassar College. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Garden Club of Norfolk, the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Society for Preservation of Charleston, S.C., Society for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the Virginia Historical Society. Her special love was working for the Woman's Auxiliary at Norfolk General Hospital where she served as president. For many years, she was chairman of the Interns and Residents Committee.
Survivors include three sons, R. Bryan Grinnan III and wife Patricia of Norfolk, George L.B. Grinnan, MD and wife Karon of Virginia Beach, Richardson Grinnan, MD and wife Lelia of Richmond; a sister, Martha Eleanor Buist of Hanover, N.H. ; a brother, Richardson Buist and wife Jean of Basking Ridge, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Helen Grinnaan Cook of Louisville, Ky.; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Charles A. Joy and the Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster-Canterbury.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Randolph Bryan Grinnan Scholarship Fund at Hampden-Sydney College, P.O. Box 637, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, is handling arrangements.
Edward J. Kuhnert
He was born in New York City and was the widower of Agnes L. Kuhnert and his first wife, Kathryn M. Kuhnert. He retired as a detective from the Police Department of New York City.
Survivors include a son, Donald P. Kuhnert of Cape Cod, Mass.; two grandchildren, Kathryn R. Aumack of Somerset, N.J., and Jacqueline Kuhnert of Greenwich, Conn.; daughter-in-law, Loretta Kuhnert of Freehold, N.J.; sister-in-law, Margaret Slaughter of Virginia Beach; brother-in-law, William Fergusson of Mechanicsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Edward J. Kuhnert Jr.
The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Dye of Mississippi; a son, Kenneth Hardesty of Stafford; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, William M. Carter III of Virginia Beach.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Leukemia Society of America, 29 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 419, Alexandria, VA 22314, or to the Diabetes Association, 530 East Main St., No. 200, Richmond, VA 23219.
Hazel B. Waterfield
She was born in Currituck, N.C., and was a lifelong resident of Princess Anne County. Mrs. Waterfield was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Shelton O. Waterfield and wife Rose, Tully C. Waterfield and wife Doris, and Ira O. Waterfield and wife Charlotte, all of Virginia Beach; two daughters, June Wall and husband Donald of Lenexa, Kan., and Martha Wray of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Melrose B. Wilson and husband John of Norfolk; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Waterfield was predeceased by her grandson, Nelson Troy Waterfield.
The funeral and burial will be held privately at a later date. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Mary Virginia B. Holland
A native of Nansemond County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Larence and Virginia Catherine Ballard and widow of Vernon Earl Holland.
Survivors include nieces, nephews and many friends.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holland Cemetery by the Rev. Byron McCreary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Christian Church, 128 Franklin St., Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jane W. Kadlecik
Edward C. Spence Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Mitchell Spence of Emporia; a daughter, Joyce S. Edwards of Boykins; a son, Edward C. Spence Jr. of Smithfield, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gardens of Emporia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home, Emporia, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials in the form of contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Emporia.
Lestine J. Holland
William A. Midgett
He was born in Kitty Hawk, son of the late Ezekiel Mathias and Lucy Sawyer Midgett. He was a Protestant, a commercial fisherman, and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service as a chief boatswain man.
Mr. Midgett is survived by a daughter, Tammy L. Midgett; two sons, Russell Midgett and Michael Midgett, all of Harbinger, N.C.; a sister, Diane M. Gertchko of Grandy, N.C.; brother, Ezekiel W. Midgett of Harbinger, N.C.; and one grandchild.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, and on the day of the funeral at the home of his aunt, Flora Smithson, 839 Simpson Ditch Road, Elizabeth City, and at other times at the residence of Betty Lewis, 105 Summerset Court, Parkers Landing, Point Harbor, N.C.
Della I. Page
Jesse W. Tayloe
William L. Tilley
Amelia J. Riddick
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Church of Christ Holiness Church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, is in charge.
Scott C. Anslow
Scott was a former Virginia Beach resident for most of his life and was currently a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a proud recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal two times, the National Defense and the Humanitarian Service medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
He is survived by his daughter, Madison Paige Anslow and her mother, Tammy S. Anslow of York Springs, Pa.; his mother, Karen Ann Jancaitis of Reston, Va.; father, Steven P. Anslow and wife, Liz Anslow of Newport News; three brothers, Nicholas Anthony Jancaitis, Matthew Parker Anslow and P. Daniel Anslow, all of Virginia Beach; maternal grandparents, Augustus and Pauline Jancaitis of Norfolk; and a fiancee, Elizabeth Marie McBrierty. Scott's other family members include a great-uncle, John F. Jancaitis; a great-aunt, Thelma C. Kerwell; uncles, Malcolm Anslow, wife, Beverly, George V. Jancaitis, wife, Ann, James R. Jancaitis, wife, Lois, Thomas M. Jancaitis and Roger A. Jancaitis; cousins, Amy Kelly, husband, Jim, Jean Jancaitis, husband, Johnathan, Mary Nease, husband, Sy, Kimberlee Jancaitis, Kelli Jancaitis, Karrie Jancaitis, Duncan Anslow, Jennifer Anslow, Annette Jancaitis, Donna Nibert, Doris Zughoul and Thomas Cooper.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, by Capt. George Tumlin, chaplain, retired U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 7928 14th St., Norfolk, Va. The family will also receive family and friends at the home of Steven and Liz Anslow, 211 Abbitt Lane, Newport News, immediately following Wednesday's funeral service.
Jack B. Berard
Robert R. Schryver
Thomas G. Hamer Jr.
He was born in Norfolk and was a member of New Life MCC Church in Norfolk, and he was past treasurer of HRTO of Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife, Linda A. Hamer of the residence; two daughters, Patricia Groves and Tina Fisher; a son, Andy Ashburn; his mother, Jane B. Hamer of Chesapeake; his father, Thomas G. Hamer Sr., and stepmother, Lou Ann Hamer, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Terri L. Nelson and Kathy Taylor Lupton; a brother, Brett Taylor; four grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; an aunt and uncle; two great-aunts; and several other dear family members.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Southside Baptist Church, Chesapeake. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Marilyn J. Marshall
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today 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 Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Oman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Imogene C. Pittman
She was born in Colerain, N.C., and was the widow of Richard L. Pittman Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Hazel P. Todd and Susan D. Withers; two sons, Richard L. Pittman Jr. and Jesse S. Pittman; four sisters, Joni Ward of Virginia Beach, Lilly Justice and Helen Perry, both of Colerain, N.C., and Wanda Cichon of New York; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Charles Moseley. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Great Bridge Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Howard G. Helmick
He was born in Norfolk and was the widower of Helen Z. Helmick. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a pipefitter supervisor. He was a member of Bowlarama Senior Bowling League and the Pipefitters Union. Mr. Helmick was a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II and Korea, and he enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Lowry and her husband William of Norfolk, and Deborah Helmick of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Theresa Marchand and her husband Daniel of Chesapeake, and Tracey Lowry; and three great-grandchildren, Courtney and Garrett Marchand, and Austin Lowry.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by Marjorie Curtis. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Andrew J. Morris
Born in Clarence, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Catherine Salvanish. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was very proud of his military service. After being honorably discharged from the service he became employed by the Norfolk Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant for 39 1/2 years until he retired. He was a faithful member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Andrew was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Michael Morris of Virginia Beach.
Mr. Morris is survived by and fondly remembered by his wife, Evelyn J. Morris of 52 years and his son, James A. Morris of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. He is also survived by eight brothers, George Salvanish of Far Rockaway, N.Y., John Salvanish of Altoona, Pa., James Salvanish of Bellefonte, Pa., Joseph Salvanish of Clarence, Pa., Robert Salvanish of Howard, Pa., Peter Salvanish of Clarence, Michael Salvanish of York, Pa., and Paul Salvanish of Clarence; five sisters, Helen Padisak of Clarence, Rose Schindler of Milesburg, Pa., Margaret Wilkins of Bellefonte, Virginia Miller of Milesburg and Patricia Fenlon of Newark, Del.; a brother-in-law, James T. Baker and his wife Violet M. of Norfolk; two nieces, Katherine E. Baker of Texas and Suzanne L. Starbuck of Williamsburg; and a nephew, Douglas J. Baker of North Carolina.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church by Fr. Brian Rafferty. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.
Mary F. Simpson
She was born in Portsmouth and was the widow of George Simpson. She had been a cook at Fagan's Restaurant. Mrs. Simpson was a member of First Baptist Church South Portsmouth and was a former choir member and former usher.
Survivors include a daughter, Denise Simpson of Newport News; two sons, Eugene Simpson (Pearline) of Dale City, Va. and Larry Simpson of Portsmouth; a sister, the Rev. Carolyn Burton of Portsmouth; a brother, Eddie Clarke of New Jersey; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in First Baptist Church South Portsmouth by the Rev. Warren Amlet. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Hampton. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. today. The family will receive friends today and Tuesday at 1217 Lindsey Avenue and will assemble there for the procession. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Floyd L. Murphy
He operated Murphy's Grocery in Creeds until his retirement in 1995 and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
He was the son of the late Lonnie and Mittie Murphy and was predeceased by two brothers, G. Gentry and Melvin L. Murphy.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen G. Murphy; son, Melvin F. Murphy and wife Shirley; daughter, Dorothy Strawhand, all of Virginia Beach; four grandsons, Michael Strawhand and wife Annamarie of Iron Station, N.C., Jamie Murphy and wife Pam of Wendell, N.C., David Strawhand and Jason Murphy of Virginia Beach; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Barrett Murphy of Wendell; one brother, Fleetwood Murphy and wife Lillie; two sisters, Velma Cartwright and husband Bobby, Emily Davis and husband Wayne, all of Virginia Beach; nieces and nephews, including special niece, Elaine Etheridege.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jamie Murphy officiating. The family will be receiving friends at 557 Princess Anne Road from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Methodist Church or Creeds Rescue Squad.
``We'll miss you Papaw.''
John Brent Streit
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. today 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.
Josephine W. Batten
Born May 13, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Annie Stokes and James Harlen Winslow and the widow of Eugene Taylor Batten. Mrs. Batten was predeceased by a son, James Knox Batten.
Mrs. Batten was a member of Holland United Church of Christ for 67 years and was formerly very active in the Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross.
Survivors include a son, Robert Winslow Batten and his wife Jane of Big Canoe, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Jean Batten of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren, Mark Winslow Batten and wife Margaret, Laura Taylor Batten, Taylor Edison Batten and wife Lauren, Jeffrey Taylor Batten and wife Julie, David Winslow Batten and Elizabeth Stokes Batten; and four great-grandchildren, Caroline Rose Batten, Annabelle Jean Batten, John Robert Batten and Katherine Winslow Batten.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holland United Church of Christ by the Rev. Larry Walser. The family will be at the home. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Holland United Church of Christ, 6733 South Quay Road, Suffolk, VA 23437 or Randlolph-Macon Woman's College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503-1525.
Edward G. King
Born in Nash County, N.C., he was a son of the late Bruce E. and Bettie W. King. Mr. King was the owner of King's Gun Shop, a former employee of the city of Franklin electrical department, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pine Grove Assembly of God in Windsor, where he served as trustee, deacon and adult Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include four daughters, Jewel Faison and Vanessa Jones of Carrsville, Patsy King of Richmond and Jackie Jones of Suffolk; two sons, John King of South Hill and Cecil King of Carrsville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four aunts; and two very special friends, LaVerne Edwards of Suffolk and Paulette ``Francine'' Whitehead of Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Pattie Alston King, and a brother, Daniel Martin King.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Assembly of God, Windsor, with the Rev. Alton Henson and the Rev. Steve Bradshaw officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 4 p.m. in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery, Arcola, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Assembly of God, 10001 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, VA 23487.
Marion G. Smith
Born in Brunswick County, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Lucy Conner Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired locomotive engineer for 40 years from the Norfolk Southern Railroad, a member of the High Street United Methodist Church, and a former EMT for the Brunswick County Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judy Wallace Smith; two sons, Barry Grey Smith and his wife Patricia of Franklin, and Dean Wallace Smith and his wife Wanda of Courtland; two sisters, Frances Novak of Richmond and Edith Karsky and her husband Felix of Hartford, Conn.; two brothers, Kenneth Smith and his wife Jean of Chesapeake, and Frank Smith of Louisa, Va.; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Sarah, Tyler and Ethan Smith.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward C. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Park Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to High Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Franklin, VA 23851, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Petty, 116 Southampton Road, Franklin, VA 23851.
Brett A. Roberson
He was born in Norfolk and attended Onancock Baptist Church. He was an order selector at Lankford-Sysco in Pocomoke, Md.
Survivors include his parents, Kenneth Allen Roberson, Susan Scarano Kemp and Martin N. Kemp; maternal grandparents, Anthony and June Scarano of Norfolk; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Kemp of Middlesex, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Marie Roberson; aunts and uncles, Vicki and Larry Schoning of Hastings, Fla., Mike Scarano of Norfolk, Marvin and Barbara Gentry of Courtland, Va., Charlie and Brenda Wray of Virginia Beach, Ron and Jean Kemp of Richmond, Bob and Judy Kemp of South Hill, Va.; and cousins, Myles, Melissa, Chris, Aaron, Ian, Brent, Chris, Heather and Holly.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home by the Rev. Will Jefferson and Brett Mariner. Interment will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Virginia Beach. Memorials contributions may be made to Central Shore Lions Club, c/o Ben Kidd, 9 Lake St., Onancock, VA 23417.
Eli Thomas Bryant
Sue T. Newbold
She was born in Fayetteville, N.C., to the late Alexander Joseph and Claudia Mae Moore Talbert and was the widow of James Clay Newbold. She was a former manicurist and homemaker, a member of the Grove Park Baptist Church in Burlington, and a former Sunday school teacher for the ``Ruth'' Class.
Mrs. Newbold is survived by a daughter, Barbara Newbold Fletcher of Elizabeth City; a son, James ``Jim'' Lawrence Newbold of Clayton, N.C.; four sisters, Edna T. Stinebeck of Longview, Texas, Gladys T. Tew, Cora Mae T. Atkinson and Mazie T. Lee, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Dr. Roy Taylor and the Rev. Michael Jordan. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the funeral service and at other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Fletcher, 1233 Soundneck Road, Elizabeth City.
The family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to either the Grove Park Baptist Church of Burlington, N.C., or to the Salem Baptist Church, Elizabeth City.
Megan M. Morings
She was born March 16, 1980, in Richmond. Megan accepted Christ as her personal savior, was baptized and became a member of the Union Branch Baptist Church, Prince George County, Va. She was a member of the Junior Usher Board, Youth Choir, NAACP, and attended Sunday School faithfully.
In 1998, Megan graduated from Prince George High School and was a Wives of Beaux-Twenty Debutante. She was a JV and varsity cheerleader, member of FBLA and Varsity Club. She played the part of ``Mrs. Paddy'' in the Prince George Players Drama Club production ``The Curious Savage.'' She was a junior volunteer at Southside Regional Medical Center.
Megan attended Louise Obici School of Nursing, Suffolk, for 1 1/2 years. She transferred to Old Dominion University, but was unable to attend due to declining health.
Megan was well known for her sense of humor and outgoing personality. She received a bone marrow transplant in April 2001 from and unknown donor. Her lifelong dream was for everyone to know the value of becoming a bone marrow donor, and giving the gift of life.
Megan is survived by her mother and step father, Ira Walker and Deacon Terry A. Walker of Prince George, Va.; father and stepmother, Melvin and Christine Morings of Franklin, Va.; sister, Amber D. Walker; stepbrother, Sherwood Johnson; maternal grandmother, Ophelia Fludd, and paternal stepgrandmother, Mildred Jones of Petersburg, Va.; paternal grandmother, Margaret Morings of Suffolk; uncles, Wade D. Fludd (Nancy) of Niceville, Fla., Lennis G. Fludd (Patricia) of Stafford, Va., Lindsey Morings (Seminar) of Suffolk, Ray Morings (Louise) of Franklin, Va., and James Walker of Petersburg, Va; aunts, Olivia F. Scott (William) of Fredericksburg, Va., Sylvia Morings (Toure') of Portsmouth, and Shirley Parham (Chuck) of Prince George, Va.; a number of great-aunts and great-uncles; and a host of devoted cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by two devoted grandfathers, George N. Fludd formerly of Petersburg and Linsey Morings formerly of Suffolk; and a very devoted aunt, Melinda Morings formerly of Suffolk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the Zion Baptist Church, Byrne Street, Petersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White officiating. Interment will follow in the Southlawn Memorial Gardens, Prince George.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Lloyd Curtis Irwin Jr.
Curtis was predeceased by his father, Lloyd C. Irwin Sr.; his grandparents, William ``Ras'' Hammond, Joyce and Curt Irwin; great-grandparents, James ``Jim'' Henry, Effie and W.C. ``Cal'' Hammond.
He is survived by his mother, Kathy Irwin and a sister, Samantha Irwin, both of Royal; his great-grandmother, Willie ``Nannie'' Henry of Hot Springs; grandmother, Pauline Hammond of Royal; aunts and uncles, Jan and Jim Jensen, Regina ``Jean'' and B.J. ``Joe'' Sexton and Steve Irwin, all of Royal; several cousins, Tracy and Lonnie Baker, Kimberley Sexton, Bradley Sexton, David Irwin, all of Royal, Melissa and Scott Overton, Darien Overton, Julia Overton, Scotty and Patricia ``Trish'' Driskill, all of Hot Springs, Mark Allan and Henry Austin Bridges of Paragould, Ark.; and several great-aunts and uncles.
Curtis started attending First Step School in Hot Springs in 1980 for therapy on a part time basis, later he started full time there. In 1983 he and his family moved to Virginia, where he attended C.E.I. in Virginia Beach, Great Neck school in Norfolk, Crestwood and Indian River middle in Chesapeake. He and his family moved back to Hot Springs in 1995 where he once again attended First Step School and graduated in May 2000.
Pallbearers will be Scott Overton, Jeff Turner, Shawn Vaughn, Steven Vasseau, Michael Baker, Jesse Wallace. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Margaret Harrison of Bismarck, First Step School, in Hot Springs, Linda Bates of Lonsdale, Dr. Phyllis Heinemann-McAdams of Hot Springs, Dr. Mary Beth Schmidt and Pam Kuhns of Little Rock, Bill and Faye England, Carol and Jeff Adkins, Lois and Jim Cunningham and Cynthia Craven, all of Chesapeake.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Harold Turner and Shawn Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at 128 Delight Lane in Royal, Ark.
James H. Lee