Our Obituaries

Mary Wallace

October 17, 1963 - February 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton, VA.
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Dorothy Lundell Marple

August 6, 1920 - February 21, 2017

Dorothy "Polly" Marple, age 96, went home to her Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Born in Hampton, Virginia on August 6, 1920, to Susan and Raymond Lundell, she was a lifelong Hampton resident and a beloved member of her community. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Orison "Ike" Marple, her sisters Phyllis Smith, Peggy Peake, Evelyn Sechrist and brother Jimmy Peterson.She retired...
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Christopher Joseph Czechowski

April 27, 1953 - February 20, 2017

Christopher Joseph Czechowski, age 63, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born in Leek Staffordshire, England 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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Donald MacKenzie Sowden

December 20, 1948 - February 19, 2017

Donald M. Sowden, 68, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was born in Woodstock, CT and was a resident of Hampton for over 30 years.Donald retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He then spent 15 years with the Noland Company.Donald was preceded in rest by his father, Donald Sowden. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Deborah Tucker...
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Wendy Mae Brand

February 13, 1952 - February 16, 2017

Wendy M. Brand, age 65, of Hampton, Virginia entered into Heaven's eternal glory on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was born in Oakland, California on February 13, 1952 to parents Glenn and Margaret Cox and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana; making her a forever Hoosier. In 1981 Wendy married, then USAF officer, Gary A. Brand and they remained together for 20 years. Up until her death, she...
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John Nicholas Apuzzie

October 30, 1934 - February 16, 2017

John Nicholas Apuzzie, age 82, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Takako Apuzzie. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 20, at Kingdom...
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Mary Jane Sager

February 12, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Mary Jane Sager, 92, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.She was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Hampton for 65 years.From 1943-1952 she was employed with the Duplan Silk Company in Hazleton, PA and in the 1950's she was secretarial staff at the Newport News Shipyard.Mary Jane is a member of First United Methodist Church of Hampton. She was former Vice-President of...
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Josiah Smith Mattocks

February 13, 2017 - February 13, 2017

Josiah Smith Mattocks, infant son of Brianna M. Smith and Jacob Mattocks, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Newport News, 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 Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
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Catalina Santoni

June 10, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Catalina Santoni, 90, of Newport News, wife of Dimas Santoni, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. A celebration of Catalina's life will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.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...
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Audrey Mae McNamara

January 29, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Audrey Vanderberry McNamara, 89, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.Audrey was a lifelong Peninsula resident and graduated from Hampton High School. She worked at the Bank of Warwick and Newport News Shipbuilding, retiring from NNS in 1987.She was preceded in death by her Father, Robert Carroll Vanderberry, and Mother, Dora Whitley Vanderberry; her husband,...
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Edwin Farrell Lippus

April 25, 1941 - February 6, 2017

Edwin Farrell Lippus, 75, of Hampton Virginia, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Ed was born in 1941 to Evelyn and Ervin Lippus in Toledo, Ohio where he spent his youth. He attended Toledo University before enlisting in the Army. Ed was part of the "Big Red 1" at Ft. Riley, Kansas when he married and started his family before heading to Vietnam. He was part of the Army Bands with...
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Timothy Alex Cole

December 12, 1967 - February 3, 2017

Timothy Alex Cole, 49, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Patricia and Richard Cole on December 12, 1967. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, Sandra Waltz and his family, Thelma Cole, Richard Cole Jr., Daniel Cole, Mark Armstrong, Mike Armstrong, Todd Armstrong, Vickie Rioux, and Dawna Davies.Although Timmy was deaf he was talented in...
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Kathy Lieselotte Barney

October 16, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Kathy Lieselotte Barney, age 82, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born in Kassel, Germany and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia. Kathy was preceded in rest by her husband, Elmer D. Barney and parents, Wilhelm Müller and Anna Maria Desch. She is survived by her sons, Robert Barney and Nick Barney and wife, Trish; daughter, Betty Edmundson and husband, Jeff; grandchildren,...
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Cynthia Watlet Pritt

June 25, 1948 - February 2, 2017

Cynthia W. Pritt, 68, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Pritt; two sons, William Pritt, Jr. and Duane Pritt; two daughters, Tammy Turley and Kimberly Gaskill; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rick Watlet. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral...
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Mario Louis Salomone, Sr.

March 12, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Mario L. Salomone, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and was a resident of Hampton, VA for 68 years.Mario was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Doris K. Salomone. He is survived by his son, Mario L Salomone, Jr. and wife, Amy; daughters, Nancy (Billie) Forbes and companion, Isabel, Michelle Ramsey, and Tammy Weatherby; six grandsons; one...
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LaVonne Jane Burger-Hoffman

April 12, 1963 - January 30, 2017

LaVonne Jane Burger-Hoffman, 53, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Sentara CarePlex Hospital after a lengthy illness.She was born in Del Rio, Texas and had been a resident of Yorktown for the past 22 years. LaVonne graduated from William and Mary with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and had received advanced degrees from William and Mary, ODU, and Longwood. She was a long time...
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Joan Winifred Pollard

August 3, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Joan Pollard, a long-time resident of Grafton, VA died Sunday the 29th of January at Regency Health and Rehabilitation Center.Born in 1934 in London, England, Joan lived through the hardships of WWII and the bombing of London. She met and married her husband, James Pollard in the early 50's. They went on to have three daughters.A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Joan was an inspiration to...
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Nancy Jennelle Stephens

August 1, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
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Janet Eunice Lippus

October 20, 1945 - January 27, 2017

Janet E. (Merrill) Lippus, 71, of Newport News, VA passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 27, 2017. Janet was born in 1945 in Bangor, Maine to Eleana Osgood Merrill and Colonel (Ret) Clifford R. Merrill. Traveling her youth as an Army BRAT and again later as an Army Spouse she saw Europe, Central America and much of the US with her 4 sisters and then her own family. She worked when possible in...
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Nancy Jennelle Stephens

August 1, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Nancy Alice Jennelle Stephens, 86, born in Giles County, Va., on August 1, 1930, departed this life Friday, January 27, 2017. She served her country as a registered nurse for more than 35 years at Langley Air Force Base Hospital, retiring from the United States Civil Service in 1989. She was the daughter of the late James Leverette Jennelle and India Jane Munsey Jennelle. She was preceded in...
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Hi Young Kim

November 7, 1921 - January 26, 2017

Hi Young Kim, age 95, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was born in Seoul, Korea and was a resident of Poquoson, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 10:00 am, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of Hi's life to immediately begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to...
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Gary Lee Estes

July 6, 1955 - January 25, 2017

Gary Lee Estes, age 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was born in Muncie, Indiana and was a resident of Hampton. Gary was preceded in rest by his parents, Elmer and Patti Estes. He is survived by his loving wife, Paula Janet Estes; daughters, Jessica Lanae Estes French and husband, Michael Thomas, Amanda Denise Estes-Link and husband, Matthew Thomas, and Stephanie Erin Estes and...
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Doris Marie Noel

January 30, 1931 - January 25, 2017

Doris Marie Noel, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in Hampton, Virginia. Services will be held privately.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
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James Lawrence Shafer

September 16, 1947 - January 24, 2017

James "Jim" Shafer, 69, died January 24, 2017, after a long illness. He was born in Covington, Kentucky but moved early in his life to Hampton, Virginia. He spent his entire life in the Hampton Roads area, settling in Portsmouth where he lived for the rest of his life. He taught social studies in Suffolk for much of his professional career.Jim was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and...
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Bruce Bradshaw Selden

September 5, 1920 - January 23, 2017

Bruce Bradshaw Selden, 96, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Bruce was a member of the Hampton Sewing Circle and she volunteered at Yares Elementary School.Bruce was preceded in rest by Kenny Bradshaw, Harry Selden and Elcye Selden Dickgraeber. She is survived by her 2 sons, Bill Bradshaw (Debbie) and Chris Bradshaw (Betty); 2 daughters, Bruce Monk (Norris) and Gail West Allen (Dennis);...
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William George Chapin

September 19, 1923 - January 23, 2017

William George Chapin, age 93, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota 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 Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
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Carolyn Carey Bondurant

November 23, 1919 - January 21, 2017

Carolyn Carey Bondurant, 97, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Peggy Bondurant Rutledge, in Smithfield, Virginia.She was born in 1919 in Portlock (Chesapeake) Virginia., the daughter of Joseph William Carey and Clara Marguerite Wood Carey. She was a graduate of Portlock High School and attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, followed by a brief career as a...
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Jacqueline Whitesell

June 5, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Jacqueline Whitesell, 80, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was a native of Richlands, VA and a resident of Hampton for 45 years.Jacqueline is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She retired in 1998 from Poquoson Veterinary Hospital after serving the community for 20 years. Jacqueline was preceded in rest by her husband, Fred A. Whitesell; parents, Kelley G. Asbury and Inez Altizer;...
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Donna Ella McKenney

August 2, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Donna Ella McKenney, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was a native of Maine and a resident of Newport News, 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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Lawrence Lewis Windsor

November 20, 1948 - January 18, 2017

Lawrence Lewis Windsor, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was born in Kentucky 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.
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Esther Simmons Gearhart

November 11, 1918 - January 15, 2017

Esther Victoria Simmons Shelton Coffman Gearhart, 98, passed away peacefully January 15, 2017 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Hampton. She was born November 10, 1918 in Mt. Airy, N.C. to Wilcher & Mattie Lou Simmons.Esther was preceded in rest by her parents; husbands, Leo Shelton, James Coffman and John Gearhart; son-in-law, Robert Prokopik; great-grandson, Anthony Madden; eight brothers;...
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Arline Seay Massie

October 23, 1922 - January 13, 2017

Arline Ranson Seay Massie, 94, was received by her heavenly father on January13, 2017.A native of Bremo Bluff, VA, she moved to the Peninsula in 1942 & was employed by NNS&DD until she married in 1944, a truly happy union lasting 66 years. Her true passions in life were her family and her beloved church, Orcutt Baptist. Her great legacy is one of kindness & compassion, having touched...
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Cecil Fred Holland, Sr.

May 22, 1926 - January 10, 2017

Cecil Fred Holland, 90, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. He was a native of Robbinsville, NC and had been a resident of Hampton for 70 years.In 1991 he retired after 50 years as a self-employed painter. He was of the Baptist faith.Preceding him in rest is his wife, Joyce Mae Holland; two daughters, Rita Gay Holland and Wanda Sue Holland; mother, Grace Frizzell; brother,...
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Julie Lynn Vincent

June 9, 1978 - January 9, 2017

Julie Lynn Vincent, 38, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton for 38 years.Julie was a cosmetologist and a salon manger with Regis/Supercuts for 10 years. She was a graduate of Kecoughtan High School in 1996 and became a certified cosmetologist also in 1996.She was preceded in rest by her parents, Fredrick and Kristi Tolman;...
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Phillip Mark Brown

March 26, 1961 - January 8, 2017

Phillip Mark Brown, age 55, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia and was a resident of Smithfield, but a native of Hampton & Newport News.Mark was preceded in rest by his father, Philip S. Brown and mother, Charlotte L. Brown. He leaves behind his two sisters, Teresa Cendrowski and her husband Stanley, and Angie Crichfield and her husband Ray; niece, Megan...
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Robert Carlisle McLain, Jr.

January 31, 1951 - January 8, 2017

Robert C. McLain, Jr., age 65, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017.Services will be held privately and inurnment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in South Carolina.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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Macie Batchelor Midyette

July 4, 1929 - January 8, 2017

Macie B. Midyette, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born in Pink Hill, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton for 86 years.Macie was preceded in rest by her parents, C.C. Batchelor and Christine Edwards; her husband, Samuel J. Midyette as well as a daughter, Barbara Ann Holden. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley M. Yeakey of Hampton and Patricia M. Raterink of...
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Ismail A. Atieh

August 20, 1946 - January 6, 2017

Ismail A. Atieh, age 70, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was born in Palestine and was a resident of Chesapeake, Virginia.A graveside service was held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Parklawn Memorial Park. 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...
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Rachael D. Berry

December 15, 1924 - January 6, 2017

Rachael D. Berry, age 92, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, in Washington, DC. She was born in Monroe, Georgia and was a resident of the District of Columbia. Interment will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Peninsula Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under...
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Carson Hugh Bell

December 10, 1921 - January 5, 2017

Carson Hugh Bell, 95, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was born in Copper Hill, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton for 66 years. A veteran of the US Army, Carson was in the 91st Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 29th division. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, and the WWII...
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Virginia Alafair Huffman Ogle

August 30, 1925 - January 5, 2017

Virginia Alafair Huffman Ogle, 91, passed away on January 5, 2017. She was a native of Botetourt County, VA and has resided in Carrollton for the last six years.Virginia attended Calvary Baptist Church in Smithfield with her daughter and son-in-law. She is preceded in rest by her husband, William Duane Ogle, Sr.; father, Sidney Thomas Huffman; mother, Gaynelle Bower Huffman; three sisters; and...
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Leonard Lee Hearn III

June 15, 1955 - January 5, 2017

Leonard Lee Hearn, III passed away peacefully on the afternoon of January 5, 2017. He was 61 years old.Leonard was born on June 15, 1955 to Leonard L. Hearn, Jr. and Nora Lee Hearn in Newport News, VA. He was their only son and their middle child. He was a peninsula resident throughout his lifetime. He attended school in Hampton and started college at TNCC. In his early years as a teenager...
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Brooke Jewell Mitchell

February 20, 1998 - January 5, 2017

Brooke Jewell Mitchell, our littlest angel went to spread her wings on January 5th, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends. Her demons are laid to rest, as she is finally set free from the grip of addiction. She will swim her perfect butterfly stroke with the most amazing smile, followed by the most incredible back stroke anyone has seen. Brooke's amazing smile and bright eyes will always...
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John Cyril Lewis

August 21, 1932 - January 4, 2017

John C. "Jack" Lewis, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Riverside Regional Medical Center.Jack was born in Liverpool, England in 1932. He came to America as a boy during WWII as a sponsored child to escape the bombing of England. After the war, he went back home and later joined the Merchant Marines where he traveled throughout the world. He made his way to New York where he...
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Lucille Elizabeth Shafer

June 6, 1925 - January 4, 2017

Lucille "Lucy" Shafer, 91, died January 4 due to natural causes. Lucille was born in West Virginia and raised in Covington, Kentucky. She moved to Virginia and spent 62 years in the same house in Hampton.She enjoyed volunteering with Sarah Hudgins and the VA Hospital and was a member of Moose International. She is survived by sons, James and Michael Shafer (Mary); grandchildren, David Shafer ...
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Sally Perney Pratt

December 21, 1942 - January 1, 2017

Sally Perney Pratt, 74, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was born in Hampton, traveled in retirement for twelve years, back and forth to Florida in a recreational vehicle, and had settled in Yorktown for the past six years.Sally was preceded in rest by her parents, Winfield Russell Perney and Sally Margaret Tolley, and her grandparents, William and Myrtle Ferguson and Paul and Sophia...
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Frederick Earl Coates

August 19, 1933 - December 30, 2016

Frederick E. Coates, 83, passed away on December 30, 2016. Fred was born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Union High School, Class of 1951.Fred retired from the United States Air Force in 1973 after 21 years of service, retiring with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He served in the Korean conflict as a crew chief on a B-26 bomber. Other military assignments included tours...
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Larry Duane McDaniels

June 13, 1941 - December 28, 2016

Larry D. McDaniels passed away on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 after a brief illness, surrounded by family in the comfort of his home. Larry was born June 13, 1941, in Arrowsmith, Illinois. Larry retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1981 and had made Yorktown, Virginia his home. He enjoyed coaching high school sports for 40 years in Hawaii, California, and Virginia. Larry was preceded in death by...
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Marjorie Louise Johannes

October 20, 1927 - December 28, 2016

Marjorie Louise Johannes passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on December 28, 2016 at Warwick Forest in Newport News, VA. She was born October 20, 1927 in Ida Grove, Iowa to her parents Earl & Vera (Howell) Graham. Marjorie was a self-proclaimed farm girl and attended a one-room schoolhouse in her early years. After graduating high school in 1945, she attended Iowa State University in Ames...
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Donald Allen Waters

November 1, 1946 - December 25, 2016

Donald Allen Waters, age 70, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016. He was a native of Virginia and a resident of Newport News.A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00AM at World Outreach Worship Center in 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...
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Jennifer Leolani Worrell

September 13, 1958 - December 24, 2016

Jennifer Leolani Worrell, 58, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Norfolk. She was a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Riverside Baptist Church, 7409 River Road, in Newport News.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the...
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David Duane Simmons

September 17, 1955 - December 22, 2016

David D. Simmons, 61, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. A celebration of David's life will be held at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share...
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William Stanley Gaskins

December 28, 1945 - December 22, 2016

William S. Gaskins (Skip) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on December 22, 2016. Skip was born on December 28, 1945 in Elizabeth City, NC, and was a life-long resident of Hampton, VA. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling as well as volunteering at West Hampton Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and life-long member. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding...
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Shirley Mae Begor Gaesser

January 31, 1926 - December 18, 2016

Shirley Mae Begor Gaesser, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016.Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Paul Gaesser. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mary Anne Kuhnle of Newport News, Patricia Jo Pei & spouse Gabriel of Herndon, and Mary Rymer Coley & spouse Larry of Chesapeake.Shirley was a lifelong resident of Hampton VA and an active member of Victory Life...
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Samih Said Husein

June 21, 1951 - December 18, 2016

Samih Said Husein, age 65, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. He was born in Palestine and was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia.A funeral service was held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Mosque and Islamic Center of Hampton. Interment followed at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence...
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Ruth Lee Lewis

September 15, 1925 - December 17, 2016

Ruth Lee Lewis, 91, passed away on December 17, 2016. She was born on September 15, 1925 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina where she grew up on her parents' farm in Weeksville, North Carolina. Ruth retired from the Newport News Public School system where she worked at Ferguson High School as a cashier/cafeteria worker where she often used her own money from her apron pocket to make certain...
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J'Alex Gomez

June 11, 1995 - December 16, 2016

J'Alex Gomez, age 21, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born in San Bernadino, California and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A celebration of J'Alex's life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements...
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Janice Mae Mello

October 7, 1929 - December 16, 2016

Janice Mae Mello, age 87, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. She was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island 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 Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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George Elliot Baisley

August 31, 1928 - December 15, 2016

George Elliot Baisley, 88, a Korean War Veteran, passed away on December 15, 2016, with his wife and children at his bedside. George loved God and country, people, and his family most of all. He was a faithful Presbyterian and served several times as a deacon.George loved travel and he and his wife traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, during and after his 24 years of service with the U...
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Gregory Allen Sammons

August 18, 1961 - December 14, 2016

Gregory Allen Sammons, age 55, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. He was born in Newport News, Virginia where he was also a resident.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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Edward Charles Deerfield

September 3, 1942 - December 14, 2016

Edward (Eddie) Charles Deerfield, 74, passed away, with his loving wife by his side at their home, on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. His heart could no longer keep pace with the passion and vigor with which he approached life. Eddie was born in 1942 to John J. and Dorothy Agnes Walsh Deerfield of Troy, New York. He was their third child, following John J. Jr. and Barbara (Sissy) Ann. He would...
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Gary Dale Hill

November 6, 1955 - December 11, 2016

Gary D. Hill, 61, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born in Fayetteville, NC and was a resident of Hampton.Gary was a plumber/pipefitter with US Facilities, Inc.Gary was preceded in rest by his parents, Dale and Marion Joan Hill. He is survived by his wife, Maryann Hill; son, Gary D. Hill, Jr.; brother, Richard A. Hill; and sisters, Bunnie Hill Dark-Mayo and Donna DiMartino.A...
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Anni Josefine Rogers

November 18, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Anni Josefine Rogers, 92, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born in Czechoslovakia and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Inurnment will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2016 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 under the care of Parklawn...
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Jerry Lee Campbell

January 17, 1940 - December 10, 2016

Jerry Lee Campbell, age 76, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his home in Hampton, Virginia, following a long illness.Jerry was born in Rochester, Indiana on January 17, 1940 to parents Forest and Catherine [Briney] Campbell. He joined the US Air Force in 1957 and earned the rank of Master Sergeant as part of the USAF Security Service, having served for 23 years at numerous bases...
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Lewis Kolar

October 10, 1921 - December 9, 2016

Lewis "Lew" Kolar, 95, our beloved Dad and Grandad, entered into eternal peace on Friday, December 9, 2016. He was a resident of Willow Creek in Smithfield, VA. He was born October 10, 1921 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA. In the early 1950's, he taught History and English in West Virginia and Florida. He went on to pursue a...
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Frank Joseph Pinksaw

January 10, 1946 - December 3, 2016

Frank Joseph Pinksaw, 70, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016. He was a native of Newport, R.I. and was a resident of Yorktown for 15 years.Frank graduated from Roger's High School (R.I.) in 1965. He served in the National Guard earning rank as Sgt. He retired from R.I.P.T.A. in 1995 after driving a bus for many years. After retirement he served as a conductor for the Busch Gardens ...
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Joyce Daniels Smith

August 1, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Joyce Daniels Smith, beloved wife of Lt. Colonel George R. Smith, USAF (Ret.), passed away on December 1, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia.Joyce was born in Abbeville, Georgia to Jesse Ruel Daniels and Nina Lowie Daniels on August 1, 1933. Her mother Nina died when she was two years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Stephen and Rosa Daniels. Joyce attended school in Abbeville and was...
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Marguerite Evelyn Bailey

November 30, 1908 - November 30, 2016

Marguerite Evelyn Bailey, 108, died November 30, 2016. She was born in Benjamin, Texas in 1908, to the late Ella Mae (Hyatt) and Clint Slemp Bailey. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Hyatt R. Bailey of Jackson, OH; sister, Mary B. Sinclair of Yorktown, VA; sister-in-law, Margaret S. Bailey of Bowling Green, KY; and brother, Clinton Bailey of Leesburg, VA. She is survived by nephews...
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Shashawana Yvette Stuteville

January 25, 1964 - November 29, 2016

Shashawana Yvette Stuteville, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was born in Yuma, Arizona and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.A celebration of Shashawana's life will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Parklawn-Wood-Wood Funeral Home.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family...
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Lois Ruth Zanks

September 2, 1925 - November 29, 2016

Lois R. Zanks, 91, of Poquoson, Virginia passed away on November 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jack Zanks. Born in Carpentersville, New Jersey on September 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late George Stamets and Rhoda Reimel Stamets. Lois was employed as a dental assistant from 1943 to 1948. She was married to the love of her life, her high school...
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Clyde Gardner Burcher, Jr.

July 25, 1944 - November 28, 2016

Clyde G. Burcher, Jr., 72, entered eternal rest on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born July 25, 1944.Clyde was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Braswell; his father, Clyde G. Burcher; and step-father, Robie Braswell. He leaves to celebrate his life his dearest love, Rebecca Adams; his brother, Lee and wife Flewellen; two nephews; one niece; and seven great-nieces and nephews.Clyde...
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Norma Jane Scott

September 28, 1948 - November 26, 2016

Norma Jane Scott, 68, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in her home. She was a resident of the Peninsula for 32 years.Norma retired in 2014 after 32 years from Huntington Ingalls where she served as a shipyard welder. She was a hardworking, independent, strong woman who loved cooking, traveling to Topsail, and gardening. She was known for taking great pride in all she did.Norma was...
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Margaret June Vest

August 4, 1933 - November 24, 2016

Margaret J. Vest, 83, of Hampton, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was a native of Hamilton, W. VA and has been a resident of Hampton for 50 years.Margaret was a 1951 graduate of Parsons High School. She retired in 1995 from the John Yancey Corporation after 19 years. She was an avid Bingo player in her spare time.Margaret is preceded in rest by her parents, Carl and Freda Kimble and...
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Charles S. Bryan

March 6, 1929 - November 23, 2016

Charles S. Bryan (aka Charlie, Sonny, Daddy, Opa) beloved husband, father, hunter, fisherman, gardener, bowler, and fixer of all things, died on November 23, 2016. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia and was a resident of Yorktown, Virginia. Charles served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as MSGT in May 1971 after 22 years of service. He continued his career in the Civil Service in the...
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Benjamin Joseph Sabillo

January 22, 1932 - November 23, 2016

Benjamin J. Sabillo, 84, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. He was a resident of Poquoson since 1983.Benjamin was an Air Force veteran and retired after 30 years of service as a Tech Sgt. He served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. His second career was working with animals at the Armistead Veterinarian Hospital for 23 years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he...
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Ronald L. Angle

June 21, 1939 - November 22, 2016

Ronald L. Angle, age 77, died on November 22, 2016 at his home in Hampton, Virginia surrounded by the love of his family."Ronnie" was born on June 21, 1939 to Amidee L. and Adelaide V. Angle who were waiting for him in heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.In February 1961, he married Sandra Booth Angle and together they raised three children. He retired in 1997 from the X42 Pipe...
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Wagih Tawfik Wassef Gerees

January 15, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Wagih Tawfik Wassef Gerees, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.Services will be held Friday, November 25, 2016 at Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Yorktown, Virginia at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in 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 under the...
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Walter Earl Vawter

January 7, 1933 - November 22, 2016

Walt Vawter passed away Nov 22 at his home. He was from Louisa County, served as a proud Army veteran and retired from the Shipyard after 34 years.He is preceded in death by his son, Bill Robinson and survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo, of 50 years, and their children: Lenny (Vicki) Vawter, Russell Robinson, Sherri Aldrich, and his brother William Baxter (Frances Lee), sister Barbara Garr, and...
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Harold Jasper Harlowe

November 17, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Harold Jasper Harlowe, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on November 17, 1927.Harold was an Industrial Engineering graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Class of 1951. He retired from International Paper Company. He was a Deacon Meritus and long-time member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News.Harold was preceded in death...
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Donald Wayne Light

February 25, 1942 - November 21, 2016

Donald Wayne Light, age 74, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016. He was born in Danville, Virginia and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia.The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Donald's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 2, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at...
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Virginia Bernell Prevette

September 24, 1941 - November 19, 2016

Virginia Prevette, 75, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2016. She was born in Loris, SC and was a resident of Hampton. Virginia enjoyed gardening and, most of all, spending time with her family. She was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. Virginia was preceded in rest by her husband, Charles Clayton Prevette, Sr; father, Prince Albert Russ; grandson, Darrick Elijah...
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Andrea Costen Davis

November 4, 1968 - November 19, 2016

Andrea Costen Davis, 48, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was a native of Virginia Beach and a resident of Suffolk for the past 7 years.Andrea was a Claims Unit Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard and a veteran of the U.S. Army. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Vincent Davis; son, DeAndre Davis; two daughters, Destini Davis and Tiffany...
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Dominic James Carsia

March 27, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Dominic James Carsia, age 93, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016. He was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania 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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Cody Lee Brewton

December 26, 1984 - November 17, 2016

Cody L. Brewton, 31, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016.A memorial service celebrating Cody's life will be held Sunday afternoon, November 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Beginning at 2:00 pm, and following the service, there will be a time of visitation with family and friends.As part of the remembrance, and as Cody would have wanted, guests are encouraged to wear...
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Edward Charles Dyer

November 3, 1954 - November 16, 2016

Edward Charles Dyer, age 62, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born in Winchester, 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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Darius Junior Fox

March 3, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Darius J. Fox, 82, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. He was a resident of Hampton since 1952.Darius is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carrie F. Fox; daughter, Karen Fox Magill; son, Darius Byde Fox; granddaughters, Carrie Battista (Anthony) and Julia Berry; and five great-grandsons.Services will be private.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.Friends...
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Raybelle Pickin Wilson

May 26, 1931 - November 12, 2016

Raybelle Pickin Wilson, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 12, 2016. She was a charter member of Poquoson Baptist Church. She was a polio survivor in 1955. She enjoyed collecting dolls and opened Raybelle's Doll Hospital. She also had a love of needlepoint, sewing, crafts, reading the Bible and spending time with family. She loved the beach and lived for a period of...
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Martha Hope Napier

September 12, 1952 - November 12, 2016

Martha "Hope" Mulkey Napier, 64, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. She was a native and lifelong resident of Yorktown, Virginia.Hope was a 1971 graduate of York High School and then started her career with Bank of America. She began as a teller and progressed to data base administrator, retiring after 40 years of service. She was of the Christian faith, loved spending time with her...
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Frank Harold Wheless

May 25, 1933 - November 11, 2016

Mr. Frank H. Wheless passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born in Florence County, South Carolina, on May 25, 1933. Frank graduated in 1952 from Timmonsville High School; he then attended Clemson University where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering. After graduating from Clemson in 1958, he moved to the Peninsula beginning a career with...
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Patricia Ann Sleigher Harris

January 9, 1945 - November 10, 2016

Patricia Sleigher Harris, age 71, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, in Greensboro, NC.Born January 9, 1945 in Hampton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sleigher and Annie Chadwick Sleigher.She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Sherman Douglas Harris; a son, Jon Douglas Harris and wife, Tania of High Point, NC; two daughters, Melissa Harris Chancellor and husband, Dean...
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Mary Osborne Savage

March 25, 1937 - November 9, 2016

Mary O. Savage, 79, native of York County and resident of Spring Grove for 53 years, was called home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, James D. Savage; parents, David R. and Gaynell J. Osborne; sister, Lucy M. McGhee; and two brothers, James D. Osborne and Luther M. Osborne. She leaves four daughters, Debra S. (Ronnie) Rice, Rose M. Poole, Pamela J. ...
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Edith Forrest Steele

February 11, 1921 - November 8, 2016

Edith Forrest Steele, 95, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a long illness. She was a native of Poquoson and a resident of Hampton since 1963.Edith worked at NASA in the Photo Lab for many years and then decided to return home to be a homemaker. In early years, she attended Emmaus Baptist Church and then Pine Chapel Baptist Church.Edith was preceded in rest by her parents, John and...
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Damita Rochelle Deloatch Patterson

March 16, 1967 - November 7, 2016

Damita Rochelle Deloatch Patterson, daughter to Robert and Carol Deloatch, Jr., was born on Thursday, March 16, 1967 in Newport News.Damita graduated from Menchville High School in 1985 and then attended Norfolk State University.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Christine Deloatch, Sr. and Wallace and Lucy Reed. She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved husband,...
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Karen Leigh Cammon

February 11, 1957 - November 6, 2016

We lost our beloved Karen, age 59, Sunday morning November 6, 2016. She will be missed.Karen was preceded in death by her father, Olan A. (Jack) Cammon and mother, Gwendalyn (Gwen) Cammon. She is survived by her brother, Rick; her loving companion of 31 years, Ray Bruce; and numerous extended family. A celebration of Karen's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the...
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Rose Kane Lohr

October 12, 1917 - November 6, 2016

Rose Kane Lohr, age 99, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. She was a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Cobbs Creek, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.
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Wanda Gail Wyers

April 21, 1938 - November 4, 2016

On November 4, 2016 Wanda Gail Wyers passed peacefully from this world to be with the Lord after a short illness. In life, she was a hard-working, kind-hearted, and loving wife and mother. She now joins her beloved husband of 54 years, Lester, and her oldest grandson, Jason Tully. She retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. after a 30 year career. She worked in the X-32...
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Lieselotte K. Hagedorn

February 28, 1936 - November 4, 2016

Lieselotte K. Hagedorn, 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2016. She was born in Herne in Westfalen, Germany and was a resident of Virginia for 44 years. Lilo retired from Riverdale Apartments where she worked as a Grounds Supervisor. She was a loving and generous mother, who devoted her life to her family and extended family. She loved her garden, and all things in nature.Lilo was...
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Robert Jefferson Gaddis, Jr.

November 20, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Robert J. Gaddis, Jr., 80, died peacefully on November 1, 2016 at his home in Covington, VA, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Mary B. Gaddis; three daughters, Katherine Pleasant and husband, Richard Pleasant, Diane Gordon, and Debbie Staffield; three sons, Robert Gaddis and wife, Pamela Gaddis, James Gaddis and wife, Charlene Gaddis, and David Gaddis and wife, Kendall...
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Henry James Billings

February 22, 1937 - October 29, 2016

Henry J. Billings was born on February 22, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York to John and Ethel Billings. He went to school in Brooklyn and graduated with honors. Following high school, Henry worked several jobsWhile living in Queens, New York he met and married Marilyn Williams. Together they had two children, Valerie and Ronald. Shortly thereafter, he began his 33 year career with the New York Transit...
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Pyong Kyu O

April 1, 1943 - October 28, 2016

Pyong Kyu O, age 73, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016. He was a native of South Korea and resided in Hampton.The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A service celebrating Pyong's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 5 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends...
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