Our Obituaries

Clara Jean Daugherty

January 27, 1940 - September 26, 2016

Jean Boyd Daugherty, 76, passed away on September 26, 2016. Jean was a native and resident of Hampton. She was a member of Fox Hill Road Baptist Church. Jean traveled extensively during her husband's military career, but always looked forward to returning to her hometown of Hampton. She was a true friend, loving wife, and mother and a one-of-a-kind grandmother. She will be missed by all who...
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John Clifford Heywood

February 2, 1965 - September 25, 2016

John Clifford Heywood, 51, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He was a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson. John was a carpenter and was self-employed.Preceding him in rest is his mother, Jane Insley Babb; grandparents, Gilbert J. and Alice L. Hopkins Insley; and brother, James Russell Heywood. Surviving members of his family include his wife of fourteen years, Julie Craft Heywood;...
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Rachel Dorothy Murph

September 26, 1945 - September 24, 2016

Rachel Dorothy Murph, 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016.She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on September 26, 1945 to the late Robert and Ethel Brown. A former military spouse, she called Newport News home for more than thirty years. She retired from The Chesapeake Retirement Home as a Dietician's Aide after many years of service.She is survived by her three...
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Jean Elaine Lewis

March 11, 1936 - September 24, 2016

Jean Elaine Lewis, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was born in Belize and was a resident of Newport News.Jean was preceded in rest by her husband, Gilroy E. Lewis, daughter, Monica Godfrey-Lewis, parents, Marcello Casasola and Chriselda Young; and brother, Gilbert Casasola. She is survived by her sons, Gilroy E. Lewis, Jr., Patrick T. Lewis, Sr., and Richard C. Lewis;...
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Julane Marie Crum

June 21, 1963 - September 23, 2016

Julane M. Crum, 53, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia and was a resident of Yorktown for two years.Ms. Crum was a preschool teacher for the Peninsula Academy and attended Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, Virginia. She was also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Julane was preceded in rest by her father, Lyle E. Schaefer and grandparents...
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Brian Lee Pedigo

September 7, 1960 - September 22, 2016

Brian Lee Pedigo, 56, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was born in Nelsonville, Ohio and was a resident of Waynesboro for the past three years.Brian retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and retired as the Safety Manager at Perdue Farms in Bridgewater, Virginia. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Waynesboro, Virginia. Brian was preceded in rest by his...
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Beatrice Bunn Massey

October 2, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Beatrice B. Massey passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016, just weeks shy of her 90th birthday. She passed quietly and peacefully in her home per her wishes. She was born in Wilson County, North Carolina, where she grew up with a large extended family of the Bunns and the Barbees. She graduated from Rock Ridge High School with the class of 1945 that still holds...
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Patricia Cecelia Kercher

November 15, 1930 - September 19, 2016

Patricia Cecelia Kercher, 85, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Newport News.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Jeanette Ferris Yacobi

September 7, 1934 - September 17, 2016

Jeanette Ferris Yacobi passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016. She was born in Martinsville, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton most of her life.Mrs. Yacobi worked for Revlon and retired after 40 years of service. She was loved and will be sorely missed by many. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel James Yacobi and her parents, Theo and Russell, Sr. She is survived...
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Luther Douglas Sweat

May 4, 1935 - September 17, 2016

Luther Douglas Sweat, 81, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016, after a long illness, at Dominion Village of Poquoson.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Annie Moore, his parents, Luther and Emma Elizabeth Sweat, and his first wife, Betty Jo Little Sweat. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Sweat, his children, Walter Brian Sweat and April Sweat of Gloucester, Virginia,...
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Anna Elizabeth Via

July 20, 1932 - September 16, 2016

Anna Elizabeth Via, 84, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016. She was a native of Waynesboro, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton.A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family...
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Betty Turner Ford

September 3, 1926 - September 13, 2016

Betty Turner Ford, 90, passed away September 13, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones.Born in Yukon, West Virginia, the daughter and sister of a coal mining family, she was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for more than 70 years.Betty is survived by her husband of 69 years, Giles "GT" Ford; son, Glenn Ford and his wife, Cindy; and daughter, Trina Murray and her husband, John. She was a...
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Genoveva Perez

January 3, 1914 - September 13, 2016

Genoveva Perez, 102, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was a native of Puerto Rico and a resident of Hampton, Virginia.The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Genoveva's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 16, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park...
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Richard Milton McClellan

September 14, 1943 - September 12, 2016

Richard M. McClellan, 72, passed away at his home in Hampton, VA on Sept. 12, 2016, where he lived most of his adult life. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was preceded in death by his mother and father, Charles and Mary Louise McClellan. Richard was a proud Air Force Vietnam veteran who retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 2005.Leaving numerous cherished memories, he is survived by his beloved...
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Charles Dee Byrd

September 27, 1953 - September 10, 2016

Charles Dee Byrd, 62, passed away unexpectedly on September10, 2016.He was born September 27, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina and moved to Hampton, Virginia in 1963. He graduated from Pembroke High School in 1972. In 2002, Charlie moved to Poquoson and was employed by the City of Poquoson until 2014.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Ruth Watts Byrd; his brothers, Eugene and Sonny...
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Julian Andreas Herzberg

October 4, 1992 - September 9, 2016

Julian Andreas Herzberg, 23, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016. He was born in Palm Beach County, Florida and was a resident of Newport News.The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, in Newport News. A Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 2:00 pm, officiated by Father John David...
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Mabel Beatrice Daniel

February 27, 1929 - September 6, 2016

Mabel B. Garner Daniel, 87, entered into her Heavenly home on September 6, 2016.She was born on February 27, 1929 in Carthage, NC to Shula Lewis Garner and Hughie Lineberry Garner. She was the second of ten children and the eldest daughter. In 1953 she and her husband, Bob, moved to Newport News to start a wonderful life journey. Mabel worked for Eleanor Shop for 25 years.Mabel was a faithful...
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Thomas Darrell Mainous

October 16, 1931 - September 5, 2016

MSG Thomas Darrell Mainous, US Army, (RETIRED) passed away peacefully on September 5, 2016 at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Thomas was born in Hamilton, Ohio on October 16, 1931 to Preston and Mae. He lived over 30 years in Poquoson and over 14 years in Williamsburg. Tom lead an exciting life, he left home at the age of 14 to enlist in the US Army. Tom served the US Army for over 26...
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Lenorah Luine Buie-Bone

January 31, 1924 - September 4, 2016

Longtime Hampton resident, Lenorah Luine Buie Bone, died Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the age of 92. She was a faithful member of Fox Hill Baptist Church where she was loved by all. Most of her friends knew her as Luine or Lu, but to her children she was Mama, and Gamas to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loyal wife, a loving mother, and grandmother, who never had a...
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Marie Diana Stanley

September 22, 1931 - September 4, 2016

Elder Marie D. Stanley, 84, of Hampton, Virginia passed away late Sunday evening, September 4, 2016.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are...
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Stephen Joseph Bontempo

February 3, 1950 - September 2, 2016

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Bontempo, 66, of Hampton passed away on Friday September 2, 2016 at Hampton Sentara Careplex. Steve was a devoted husband, loving father, a dear brother, and a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather. He was also a long time resident of Hampton having retired from both the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant Personnel Technician and Walmart #1631...
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Dora Lee Gibbs

July 16, 1921 - September 2, 2016

Dora Gibbs, 95, went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2016 while in the care of her daughter, Shirley (Candy) Mason of Gloucester. She was surrounded by family members at time of death. Dora spent her whole life being the dedicated mother every child longs for. We will miss her greatly. Her life was her God and children. Ms. Gibbs was preceded in death by her husband, Mariner Gibbs and two...
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Richard Elbert Boyd, Jr.

April 27, 1951 - August 31, 2016

Richard E. "Uncle Grey Beard" Boyd, Jr., 65, a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, passed away August 31, 2016.He was a retired dump truck driver. Richard was survived by two daughters, Mary E. Barden and Jewell Y. Allison; six grandchildren, Marilyn Barden, Johnnie Barden, Sterling Barden, Adrianna Lockamy, Jack Allison, III, Andrew Allison; and sister, Constance Boyd.Arrangements being handled...
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Frank Kapitan

December 31, 1919 - August 29, 2016

Frank Kapitan, age 96, passed away in Newport News, Virginia on Monday, August 29, 2016. He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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James William Strachan

September 24, 1925 - August 27, 2016

James William Strachan, 90, passed away August 27, 2016 at Sentara Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 24, 1925 in Elizabeth City (Hampton), VA and is predeceased by his wife, Eugenia (Jeanie) Mae Strachan; parents, Raymond Strachan and Elizabeth Rawlins Dorn; brother, Raymond Strachan, Jr.; and nephew, Alan Strachan.He is survived by his oldest son, James W. Strachan, Jr....
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Frank Grover Beitler III

October 12, 1945 - August 26, 2016

Frank Grover Beitler, III, 70, passed away at home in Holt, Florida on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was a native of Poquoson and has been a resident of Holt, Florida for 11 years. He was a self-employed waterman.He was preceded in rest by his wife, Joyce Fay Beitler. Frank is survived by two daughters, Shelia Marie Beitler (Mark Swackhammer) and Jane Elizabeth Beitler; son, Joseph Franklin...
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Sherry Lynn White

August 27, 1935 - August 25, 2016

Sherry L. White passed away peacefully on August 25, 2016. Born to Russ and Gladys Foster on August 27, 1935, she grew up in Huntingdon, PA. When she was 16 she met the love of her life, Whitey, and they were married on December 27, 1954. They settled in Hampton and had two daughters. Whitey predeceased Sherry in 2002, after 48 wonderful years.Sherry will always be cherished by her daughters...
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Margie Ellen Jamerson Williams

July 20, 1931 - August 24, 2016

Margie Jamerson Williams, 85, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. She is survived by her children, Linda Wahab, Gail Kounnas, and Douglas Jamerson; grandchildren, Angela Kadlec, Jennifer Link, Kristen Allor, Anthony Baranowski, and Melissa Jamerson; great-grandchildren, Alexis Dipietra, Caleb Allor, Chance Dipietra, Kaden Allor, Aubree Dipietra, and KarLeigh Allor; and sister, Carolyn...
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Minnie Lee Gardner

April 24, 1940 - August 23, 2016

Minnie Lee Gardner, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. She was born in North Carolina and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia.Interment will be in the Belford Baptist Church Cemetery, 925 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, in North Carolina.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the...
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Carroll Jean Jenkins

October 17, 1937 - August 22, 2016

Late in the evening of August 22, 2016, Carroll Jean Jenkins passed peacefully into the next life in the presence of her loving family. Carroll was born October 17, 1937 in Grant City, Missouri, to the late Raymond Denham and Vernita Hardy (Godfrey).She later met and married Richard "Nick" Nicholas Jenkins, who preceded her in death in 1996. Carroll leaves to cherish her memories five...
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Peggy Lou Scott

December 13, 1949 - August 20, 2016

Peggy Lou Scott, 66, passed away August 20, 2016 in her home surrounded by her faithful companions Lily, Creamsicle, and Junior, her cats.Peggy was born in Hampton on December 13, 1949, the only child of Virginia Murphy Scott and Francis Scott.Peggy became a Civil Service employee after graduating from Hampton High School and rose to the position of Secretary to the Commander of TRADOC at Fort...
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Meridyth Ann Day Martin

October 11, 1940 - August 20, 2016

Meridyth Ann Day Martin, born October 11, 1940, passed away August 20, 2016.She is preceded in death by her mother, Lauris Paden, her father, Robert Day, Sr. and her granddaughter, Shannon Drummond Wachal. Survivors include her stepfather, Jack Paden; brother, Bob Day (Shirley); daughters, Elizabeth Moses (Randy), Kathleen Drummond, and Karen Darling (Jim); grandchildren, Rachel Drummond (Gerrad)...
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Elvia Maria DiScioscia

March 30, 1926 - August 19, 2016

Elvia Maria DiScioscia, also known as "Grandma' and "Mama D", went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016. She was born on March 30, 1926 in Aguadulce, Panama.She was loved by her four children, Dick, Donald, Diane, and Debbie; son and daughters-in-law; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Always giving to others and never asking for anything in return, she was loved by all who knew her...
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John Edward McMasters, Jr.

October 5, 1966 - August 18, 2016

John E. McMasters, Jr., 49, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Sentara Careplex. He was born in Pennsylvania and was a resident of Virginia for 30 years.John was employed with Virginia Landscapes & Morris Lawn Maintenance. He was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as Crew Chief for the F-15 during Desert Storm. During his military career he earned the Defense...
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Joyce Corinne Hoover

August 23, 1939 - August 17, 2016

Joyce Trimble Hoover passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.Born on August 23, 1939 in Elwood, Indiana. She was a homemaker, an avid reader, and traveler. She loved haute couture and all things beautiful. An accomplished seamstress, she designed and created wedding dresses and period costumes. Always identifiable by her red hair, she was proud of her Trimble heritage. She was a feisty and...
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Mary Alice Monteith

November 21, 1931 - August 17, 2016

Mary A. Monteith, 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Sylva, NC and was a resident of Hampton for over 50 years.She retired from Coates & Clark and Canon VA.Mary was preceded in rest by her husband, Clyde E. Monteith; parents, Lenoir & Lula Wilson, nine brothers and three sisters. Mary is survived by children, Tom (Cynthy) Monteith,...
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Leonard Scott Hassell

November 27, 1958 - August 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at age 57, Leonard Scott Hassell, a loved and admired husband, dad, brother and friend, left us much too soon. His parents, John Douglas and Mary Ellen Hassell, precede him in death. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kalynn Ann, his three daughters, Amanda Kay, Michelle Ann and Sarah Lynn, his brother, Douglas Flint and wife, Dixie and their three children, Megan...
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Mary Thompson Terry

October 10, 1925 - August 15, 2016

Mary T. Terry, 90, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and was a resident of Hampton for 60 years.She began her career at Oak Ridge during WWII and retired from Noland Company after 30 years.Mary is survived by her sons, Michael and Wayne and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Thursday, August...
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Gilroy Edward Lewis, Sr.

January 5, 1930 - August 14, 2016

Gilroy E. Lewis, Sr., 86, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016. He was born in Belize, Central America and was a resident of Newport News. At the age of 17, Mr. Lewis enlisted in the British Honduras Volunteer Guard and spent close to 33 years in various capacities, ending his service as Major Gilroy Lewis, MBE. During that time he was decorated over and again to include, Member of the...
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James Kenneth Thornton,

August 25, 1948 - August 13, 2016

James K. Thornton, Jr, 67, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 39 years where he was a Newport News Shipyard employee for 42 years prior to his retirement. James was a US Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam, and loved woodworking. James was preceded in rest by his parents, James K. and Dorothy...
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Delores Lee Whitehead

April 5, 1940 - August 10, 2016

Delores Lee Whitehead died peacefully on August 10, 2016 at her home in Hampton, VA. Delores was born April 5, 1940, in Herndon, VA, the daughter of the late Obert Shanholtz and Leota Dillenger.While Delores spent the majority of her life as a homemaker, she worked in the service industry and at Bendix Corporation for a number of years. She was a member of Buckroe Baptist Church, where God...
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Jeffrey Luebke

February 14, 1975 - August 10, 2016

Jeffrey Luebke, 41, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 11 years, Kathy; daughter, Marissa; parents, Dennis and Violeta; brother, Chester; and sister, Jessica.The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Jeffrey's life will...
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Robert Leon Hoggard

May 15, 1930 - August 6, 2016

Robert Leon Hoggard, 86, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was born on a farm In Bertie County, North Carolina.Leon and Louise Jernigan were married from 1948 until her passing in 2007. Leon was just a country boy who left the farm looking for a better life for his young family. Leon and Louise moved to Hampton, Virginia in 1952 and he started working at the Newport News Ship Yard in...
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Mark Anthony Hingle

February 4, 1955 - August 5, 2016

Mark Anthony "Bubba" Hingle, 61, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 in Coliseum Convalescent and Rehab. Center. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a resident of Hampton for 36 years.Bubba was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as BTFN. He was an Air Conditioner Mechanic for NASA (Jacobs Technology Inc.) for 27 years retiring on February 2, 2014. Bubba attended St. Josephs Catholic...
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Gary Brent Fargis

November 19, 1950 - August 5, 2016

Gary "Papa Bear" Fargis, 65, a native of Columbia, SC, and longtime resident of Hampton, VA, "kicked the bucket" (as he would say) early Friday evening, August 5, 2016. Gary was a Vietnam veteran of the USMC and a career truck driver. "Papa Bear" enjoyed fishing, collecting and watching movies, as well as piddling in his yard. He was a regular attendee at Liberty Baptist Church in...
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Thai T. Lam

July 2, 1921 - August 3, 2016

Thai Thi Lam, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Hampton, Virginia. She was a devoted wife, mother of eight children, and beloved by many grand and great-grandchildren. Thai was born July 2, 1921 in Ha Dong, Vietnam. She was a homemaker before arriving in the United States in 1975, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Ching and...
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Barbara Earles Garrett

March 27, 1934 - August 3, 2016

Barbara E. Garrett, 82, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. She was born in Martinsville, VA and was a resident of Newport News for 48 years.She attended Greenwood Holiness Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher, President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and choir member. Barbara also attended the World Outreach Center. Barbara was preceded in rest by her husband, Harold V. Garrett;...
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Theodore Russell Dabney

May 19, 1926 - August 3, 2016

Theodore R. Dabney went home to be with the Lord on August 3, 2016. He was born May 19th, 1926, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.In 1944, he entered the United States Army and retired as a Sergeant Major after 30 years. His military assignments took him to Alaska, Italy, Germany, France and Vietnam. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal...
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Michael Dean Wilson

June 8, 1952 - August 3, 2016

Michael Wilson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan and was a resident of Manhattan, Kansas for 27 years prior to moving to Hampton.As an Air Force retiree, Mike was a parishioner of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus. He worked for Riley County Police Department where he retired after 27 years of service. Mike was...
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Judy Jones Stitzel

January 4, 1941 - July 31, 2016

Judy J. Stitzel, 75, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in her home. She was born in Chinquapin, NC, the daughter of Ernest G. and Thelma Fountain Jones, and was a resident of Yorktown for 18 years.Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul Martin Stitzel; two daughters, Pennie M. Szell and Pamela M. (Chris) Belote; five grandchildren, Ryan Dutrow, Chelsea Dutrow, Ashley Dutrow,...
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Richard Clyde Wilson

February 8, 1962 - July 29, 2016

Richard Clyde Wilson, 54, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2016 after a short illness.He resided in York County, where he grew up attending York County schools.He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Richard spent most of his life working in retail, working for 7-11, Exxon and most recently Kroger. He was preceded in rest by his father, Frank Wilson, Sr. Surviving members of his family...
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Charles Raymond Schilling

January 16, 1939 - July 28, 2016

Charles R. Schilling, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on July 28, 2016.He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Roberta Koons Schilling; his daughters, Sharon Ulmen (Patrick) and Karen Berg (Chris); sons, Gary (Roberta Hempstead) and Bradley (Amanda Bullard). He was Papa to thirteen grandchildren whom he cherished with all his heart: Jorgen (Jessica) Berg, Kari...
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Jeanne C. Heyman

August 27, 1945 - July 27, 2016

Jeanne C. Heyman, 70, of Yorktown, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of Carrol and Margaret Cerroni, devout Catholics who raised Jeanne in the traditions of their faith. She married her high school sweetheart and in the years that followed, embraced her role as Army wife and mother. Her unwavering commitment to this role once earned her the...
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Cindy Lee Ferk

June 23, 1961 - July 26, 2016

Cindy Lee Ferk, age 55, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Lucy T. Arnold

December 21, 1931 - July 26, 2016

Lucy T. Arnold, 84, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2016, at her home in Yorktown, Virginia. Born on December 21, 1931, a native of Hampton, Virginia, Lucy attended Hampton High School and was a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Lucy had a distinguished career as Recreation Program Administrator of Newport News Parks & Recreation, which began in 1969...
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Thelma Irene Swann

February 17, 1927 - July 23, 2016

Thelma Irene Swann, 89, passed away at home on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born in Mundy Point, Northumberland County, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton. Thelma was employed at Lerners in Newport News and retired after 30 years of service. She was a member of the United Methodist faith.She is survived by her daughters, Della Mae Heath (deceased husband, Jimmy), Carolyn Mitchell (Terry...
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Gertrude Kimball

September 29, 1923 - July 18, 2016

Gertrude Kimball, age 92, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born in Germany and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Ruby Clark Bolen

January 29, 1926 - July 17, 2016

Ruby Bolen, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 17, 2016. Ruby, a native of Caretta, W. Va. and a local resident for 57 years, retired from Asheville Mica Company in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Colonial Baptist Church, Williamsburg, and a past member of the Victory Baptist Church, Hampton. Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Carl Bolen and an infant son, Kirby Jean...
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Warren Herbert Greene, Jr.

September 20, 1926 - July 14, 2016

Warren Herbert Greene, Jr., age 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital in Newport News. Born on September 20, 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Illinois and Indiana, he graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1944, and Purdue University in 1949. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific in World War II between college...
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Elaine E. Gray

July 2, 1926 - July 14, 2016

Elaine E. Gray, 90, of Hampton, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016.Elaine was a native and resident of Hampton. She was Head Custodian at the Hampton Health Department and retired after 20+ years. She was a member of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hampton, VA. Elaine was preceded in rest by her father, Emrett Boykins; mother, Elnora Wallace; siblings, Celestine Thomas, Olivia Miller; son,...
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Joyce Spruill Johnson

December 3, 1941 - July 14, 2016

Joyce S. Johnson, 74, of Newport News, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at her home.Joyce was a native of Columbia, North Carolina and has been a resident of Newport News for 22 years.She was an Office Manager for Diane Y. Smith, C.P.A. for 10 years. She was a member of Northampton Christian Church. She was preceded in rest by her parents, three brothers, and a sister. She is survived by her...
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Irvin Eugene Acors

April 17, 1937 - July 11, 2016

Irvin Eugene Acors, 79, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. He was born in Richmond and was a resident of Hampton for 40 years. Irvin was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hampton Ward and served as a Patriarch. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as MSgt after 23 years and then began a second career with the U.S. Postal Service and retired again after 20 years of...
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Annie Jeannette Jenkins

September 9, 1933 - July 10, 2016

Annie Jeannette Jenkins, 82, of Hampton, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July, 10, 2016.Annie was a native of Raleigh, N.C. and has been a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was preceded in rest by two children, Josh and Karen Boyd. She is survived by two sons, Donnie Boyd and Lee Boyd (Cathy); four daughters, Rita Harper (Peter), Pam Smith (Johnny), Brenda Karlson (David), Kathy...
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Anita Riehl Hunter

September 3, 1929 - July 8, 2016

Anita Hunter, 86, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016.Anita was a native of Heidelberg, Germany and has been a resident of Hampton for 47 years. She was a member of the Tidewater German American Society and the German American Volkssport Association. Anita was preceded in rest by her husband, Henry Hunter, three brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by daughter, Angie Kama and husband, Joe...
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Debra L. Geist

October 4, 1952 - July 7, 2016

Debra L. Geist, 63, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 7, 2016.Debbie was born in Texas on October 4, 1952. Her father was in the Air Force so her early years were spent traveling. The family eventually settled in Hampton, Va. Debbie graduated from Bethel High School in 1970 and continued her education at Virginia Tech and Christopher Newport College. She was a...
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Virginia Ayala Velez

August 5, 1930 - July 6, 2016

Virginia Ayala Velez, 85, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was born in Puerto Rico to the late Juan Ayala Mercado and Elvira Velez and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA...
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Ann LaMont

May 6, 1945 - July 5, 2016

Ann Lamont, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. She was born in Hastings, Nebraska to William Henry Russell and Lillian Newkirk. She was a resident of Hampton, VirginiaFriends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Kristal Marie Darnall

February 11, 1963 - July 3, 2016

Kristal Marie Darnall, age 53, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born in South Carolina and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, VA.
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Frederick Smith Kercher

July 16, 1930 - July 3, 2016

Frederick Smith Kercher, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016. He was born on July 16, 1930 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania to the late Earl Kercher and Rhoda Smith.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Nora Jane Johnson

October 19, 1931 - July 2, 2016

Nora Jane Johnson, 84, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 with family at her side.Nora Jane was born in Norfolk to the late Relmond Alvin Hodges and Inez Copperthite Hodges. She was a graduate of Maury High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was a loving mother who lived a life filled with laughter, a wonderful sense of humor, a song in her heart, and unwavering manners. She reveled in...
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Helen Irene Card

May 11, 1916 - June 29, 2016

Helen Card, 100 years old, passed away on June 29, 2016. Born in Almond, North Carolina to E. Lawrence and Laura Stillwell, moved to Hampton at age 13. The majority of her life was in the Wythe area. She met her soul mate Carl and began her life as wife and mother. Second to family was her love for flowers. Her yard was a place of beauty for every season.Preceded in death by Carl, three...
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Henry Walter Hagedorn

December 21, 1930 - June 28, 2016

Henry W. Hagedorn, 85, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was born in Buffalo, New York and was a resident of Virginia 44 years. Henry retired from the U.S. Air Force as MSgt and served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation Medal and various campaign medals. He later was employed as a technician at Montgomery Wards and retired in...
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Kenneth F. Test, Sr.

August 19, 1940 - June 27, 2016

Kenneth F. Test passed away on June 27, 2016 at the age of 75.Born and raised in Hampton. Virginia, he retired from NASA in 1994 and moved to Clayton, North Carolina where he and Brenda Lee lived on the 11th hole of the Neuse Golf course for over 20 years. In June of 2014 he moved back to Hampton, Virginia, to the beautiful Chamberlin, where he could look out onto the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy...
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Kimball Grant Marlowe

December 15, 1951 - June 23, 2016

Kimball Grant Marlowe, 64, passed away at home on Thursday, June 23, 2016, surrounded by his family He was a native of Whiteville, NC and was a resident of Newport News.Kim was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edna; sister, DeLora; and nephew, Matthew. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Catherine; sons, Grant (Candace) and Clint (Leah); daughters, Andrea (Greg) and Kelli (Kenny);...
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Alice Geraldine Chappell

May 6, 1934 - June 22, 2016

Alice Geraldine (Gerry) Chappell, 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Yorktown, Virginia on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in West Virginia on May 6, 1934 but lived in Virginia most of her life. She was a Christian, loved the Lord, and attended Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown.Gerry was preceded in rest by her parents, Raymond and Maxine Woods; and her...
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Mollie Kathleen Chapman

June 28, 1938 - June 22, 2016

Mollie Chapman, 77, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was a native of Saltville, VA and was a resident of Yorktown for 55 years.Mollie was preceded in rest by her husband, Floyd Chapman. She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Hamilton (Bobby) of Yorktown and Monette Dixon (Todd) of Yorktown; three grandchildren, Brandy Hamilton, Kristina Dixon, Brittany Hildebrand; and great...
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Majed Amjad Hamoudeh

December 21, 1992 - June 21, 2016

Majed Amjad Hamoudeh, age 23, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he was also a resident.A prayer service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family...
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Mary Catherine Crosby

September 7, 1930 - June 20, 2016

It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mary Catherine Crosby, 85, of Newport News, VA on June 20, 2016.She was preceded in death by the "love of her life," best friend and husband of 48 years, Lester Crosby. Mary is survived by her children, Sharon Gigeay (James), Michael Crosby (Jeannette), and Timothy Crosby; grandchildren, Sean Harrington (Karon), Christopher...
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Hai Thi Vo

June 3, 1969 - June 20, 2016

Hai Thi Vo, age 47, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia. She was born on June 3, 1969 to Ngoc Tan Vo and Huyen Thi Nguyen in Vietnam and resided in Hampton, Virginia.A graveside service will be held at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family...
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Kathryn Kaye Blount

November 7, 1964 - June 19, 2016

Kathy Blount of Hampton surrounded by her loved ones went to meet the Lord on June 19, 2016 at age 51.She is preceded in death by her parents William Blount II, Hazel Kingery and Jerry Kingery. She is survived by her son, Joshua Blount and his significant other, Tina Hawley of Newport News; Mom, Sue Blount; Sister, Lisa Deuschle and husband Steven Deuschle of Oak Harbor OH; Brother, William ...
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Shellie B. Woodell

June 11, 1923 - June 19, 2016

Shellie B. "Woody" Woodell, 93, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born in Pembroke, NC and was a resident of Hampton for 68 years. Woody was a veteran in the U.S. Army and served during the North African conflict. He earned a Purple Heart and various other service medals. He continued his career at Fort Monroe as a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer and retired in 1976...
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Edith May Waldron

March 29, 1953 - June 17, 2016

Edith "Cookie" Vinson Waldron, 63, entered into Heaven on Friday, June 17, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Michael Waldron; daughter and "son-in-love", Carol Ann and Jonathan Monday; and her two very loved grandchildren, Mikaylah and Malachi.A celebration of Cookie's life will be held on 6:30 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016 at Providence FWB Church in Hampton. Inurnment will be held 12:00 pm,...
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Lily Madison Lawless

June 16, 2016 - June 16, 2016

Lily Madison Lawless, infant daughter of Anthony Lawless and Lauren Arthur, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Suffolk, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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James Monroe Hoffler, Jr.

February 28, 1936 - June 16, 2016

James Hoffler, 80, passed away on June 16, 2016. He was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and was a resident of Norfolk. James was a cobbler for over 30 years and also worked at multiple theaters and drive-ins; most recently in security.James will be greatly missed by his children, Michael E. Vogel Hoffler and Terry L. Mooney; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers and...
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William Henry Barba, Jr.

August 29, 1954 - June 14, 2016

William Henry Barba, Jr., affectionately known as "Billy the Kid", passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the age of 61. Billy was born August 29, 1954, in Hampton, Virginia, and had resided in Suffolk, Virginia, for the past 21 years. He worked faithfully as a mechanic at Dominion Virginia Power and retired after 31 years of service. Billy had many passions, including his need...
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Evelyn Frances Vick

October 30, 1936 - June 14, 2016

Evelyn Frances Vick, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She was a native of Carrollton, KY and lived on the Peninsula since 1951. Evelyn was a homemaker whose priority was taking care of her family. She had been a member of Westhampton Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, working in her yard, arts and crafts, and decorating.Evelyn was preceded in rest by her parents, Con and...
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Marie N. Sealey

August 21, 1925 - June 14, 2016

Lyla Marie Sealey, 90, died June 14, 2016 at The Cheasapeake Retirement Community in Newport News where the faculty and staff have provided loving care for her during her almost 13 years there. Marie was born August 21, 1925 in Highlands, N.C., oldest daughter of Frank and Winifred Neely. She is predeceased by her brother, Mack, and by her sister, Margaret, as well as by a grandson, David Scott...
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William Odell Godwin

March 14, 1928 - June 11, 2016

William Odell Godwin, 88, found eternal peace on June 11, 2016. Born in Johnston County, North Carolina and a longtime resident of Hampton, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy and retired from the Civil Service. Most of his retired years were spent as a parts delivery driver for Wynne Ford. He is loved, and will be remembered and missed by his wife, Loretta; his...
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Agnes Tench Gatling

April 29, 1922 - June 11, 2016

Agnes Tench Gatling passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016.She was the daughter of the late Charles L. Tench and Agnes H. Tench. She was a Peninsula native but had lived a number of years in Northern Virginia. She was a graduate of St. Vincent/Peninsula Catholic High School and had also attended the College of Hampton Roads Business School. Agnes retired from NASA-Langley in Hampton after many...
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Martha Lynne Oxford

May 30, 1938 - June 10, 2016

Martha Lynne Oxford, 78, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Martha was a long-time resident of Hampton, living for the past three years in Charlottesville to be near family. Martha grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, the daughter of Russell and Thelma Fowler. Throughout her life she lived in Huntington, Atlanta, Hampton, and...
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William Henry Copeland, Sr.

September 3, 1922 - June 10, 2016

William Henry Copeland, Sr., 93, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Empress and many loving family members near and far. A private burial will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Louie Pattarino

August 10, 1923 - June 10, 2016

Louie Pattarino, age 92, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1923 in West Monterey, Pennsylvania to the late John Pattarino and Esther Sala. He was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of...
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Barbara Manley Christopher

June 17, 1925 - June 10, 2016

Barbara Jean Manley Christopher passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016 at Sentara Careplex. Jean was born on June 17, 1925 in Cape Charles, Virginia. She moved to the Peninsula in the 1940s and lived here until her death.She is preceded in death by twin daughters, Emily and Mary McGehee; her parents, Mary Woerner and Edward Guy Manley Sr.; her sister, Marian Antinori; and brother, Edward Guy...
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Henry Godwin Parker, Jr.

August 7, 1929 - June 9, 2016

Henry Godwin "Hank" Parker, 86, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Lake Ridge, Virginia. He was a native of Norfolk and a resident of Hampton for 52 years.Hank served as 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army. He received his undergraduate degree from Va. Tech (VPI) and an MBA from George Washington University. He retired from NASA in 1993 having served 33 years as a Professional Engineer and Program...
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James Bert Elliott

July 19, 1937 - June 9, 2016

James Bert "JB" Elliott, 78, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016. He was a native of Tennessee.He retired from Newport News Shipyard after 41 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marlyn.JB's wish was to be cremated and rather than a formal service allow his family and friends to cherish his memory in their own way. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551...
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Delores Doris Dorothy Rowe

August 22, 1920 - June 7, 2016

Dee was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on August 22, 1920 to Elvera Lorna Eleanor Neubauer and Edward William Neubauer. Dee lived in Fond du Lac until her marriage to Robert Donald Rowe on May 5, 1945. Because Bob was in the Air Force, they lived in many places, including Vienna, Austria; Misowa, Japan; and numerous states, finally ending their travels at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton,...
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Cecil Parker Polston, Jr.

June 12, 1955 - June 7, 2016

Cecil "Randy" Polston, Jr., 60, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Cecil was preceded in rest by his father, Cecil and brother, Chris. He is survived by his mother, Esther; sisters, Vicki (Danny) and Sue (Kerry); nephews, Chris and Christopher; and niece, Alexis. A celebration of Randy's life will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 10, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a visitation...
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William Robert Flemming

January 8, 1934 - June 5, 2016

William Robert Flemming, age 82, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia. He was born on January 8, 1934 in East Palestine, Ohio to the late George A. Flemming and Ethel Mae Hartman. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave...
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David Lee Griggs

October 18, 1958 - June 4, 2016

David Lee Griggs, 57, ended his battle with cancer peacefully on June 4, 2016, with his loving family by his side.David was a lifetime Hampton resident and 1976 graduate of Bethel High School. Prior to his illness, David was a very talented carpenter who could build practically anything and build it well. He loved saltwater fishing and enjoyed many pleasant hours of fishing with his brothers...
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David Stanley Guye

October 28, 1939 - June 4, 2016

David Stanley Guye, 76, passed away June 4, 2016 in his home in Newport News. He was born October 28, 1939 in Kannapolis, NC.David was preceded in death by his parents, Dewell and Cassie Guye; and two brothers, Ted M. Guye and Michael D. Guye. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Jeannette E. C. Guye; three children, Gary Guye and wife, Dawn of Yorktown, Pam Cross...
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