Our Obituaries

Margie Ellen 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 Doug Jamerson; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Castleberry. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Margie's life will be held at 1:00 pm on...
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Minnie Gardner

April 24, 1940 - August 23, 2016

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Carroll Jenkins

October 17, 1937 - August 22, 2016

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Peggy Lou Scott

December 13, 1949 - August 20, 2016

Peggy Lou Scott, age 66, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. She was born in Hampton, Virginia, where she 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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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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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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Nghiem Duc Nguyen

August 9, 1932 - June 3, 2016

Mr. Nghiem Duc Nguyen, 83, died June 3, 2016 peacefully with family by his side in Newport News, Virginia.Mr. Nguyen was born August 9, 1932 in Nghe An, North Vietnam. He joined United Nations Peace Corps and moved to South Vietnam in 1954. He met and married Ms. Huong Tran in 1956. While working, he pursued his education to earn a high school diploma in early 1960 and further completed his...
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Lillie Marie Frierson

October 31, 1923 - May 31, 2016

Lillie Marie Frierson, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Newport News, Virginia. She was born on October 31, 1923 in Texas to the late David T. Holman and Christine Turner.Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington, Texas.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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Lena Mahmoud Kanan

March 14, 2001 - May 29, 2016

Lena Mahmoud Kanan, age 15, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Mosque and Islamic Center of Hampton, with burial at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements...
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Janet Lynne Cupp

July 29, 1953 - May 25, 2016

Janet Lynne Cupp, age 62, of Newport News, Virginia passed away on May 25, 2016. She will now join her husband, Ralph Cupp who passed away in 2002. Janet is survived by her dear children, Christine Cupp, Matthew Merrill, Jayson Merrill, her stepson, Randy Cupp, their families including 8 beloved grandchildren, her parents, sisters and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her dearly and...
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Jason Alan Grabowski

February 15, 1982 - May 24, 2016

Jason Alan Grabowski, age 34, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia. He was born in New York 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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Corazon Mohammed

April 25, 1943 - May 23, 2016

Corazon would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call on May 23, 2016, a sort of an offer you can't refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place...
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David Force Davis

March 21, 1930 - May 20, 2016

David Force Davis, age 86, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Newport News, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family...
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William Beverley Weaver, Jr.

September 29, 1945 - May 20, 2016

William Beverley Weaver Jr, 70, a native of Newport News, VA went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2016, at Riverside Hospital after a year-long battle with cancer. A VA Army National Guard veteran, "Bill" graduated from Mars Hill College in 1967 and immediately began his 34-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding as a mail clerk. His dedication and hard work ultimately resulted in his position...
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Martha Michael Sandridge

August 17, 1938 - May 17, 2016

Martha Michael Sandridge, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was born in Thomasville, North Carolina and was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn...
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Claire Henes Coverdale

February 1, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Two branches have fallen from our family tree, Claire (Bud) on May 17, 2016 and Elaine (Springer) Coverdale, on May 12, 2016, both were 90 years old at the time of their passing. Claire was born on February 1, 1926, and was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Odelia Coverdale. Claire is survived by one brother, Robert (Norma Jean) Coverdale of Bellevue, IL. Elaine was born May 6, 1926 and...
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Theodore James Warren

August 25, 1959 - May 15, 2016

Theodore James Warren passed away on May 15, 2016. He is now at peace with his Lord and Savior.Ted was born August 25, 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduated from Kecoughtan High School and James Madison University. He retired from Morgan Stanley as a Financial Analyst.He was predeceased by his father James E. Warren, Jr. and leaves to cherish his memory his mother Dorothea Warren, brother Neill...
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Lara LaMont

February 25, 1967 - May 14, 2016

Lara Lamont, 49, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born in Illinois and a lifelong resident of Hampton. Lara was a Lab Tech for Sentara hospitals for over 10 years. She was an avid sports fan, especially pool, where she played in many national championships in Las Vegas. Lara was preceded in rest by her grandfather, William H. Russell and maternal grandmother, Lillian Russell. She is...
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Janie Glass Patenotte

August 10, 1923 - May 12, 2016

Janie Bell Glass Patenotte, 92, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. She was born in Durham, North Carolina on August 10, 1923 and was a resident of Newport News for some 80 years.She retired from Newport News Circuit Court in 1976 after some 30 years of service. She was a long time member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church and the Joyful Gleaners Sunday School Class. Janie was preceded in rest by...
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Elaine Elma Coverdale

May 6, 1926 - May 12, 2016

Two branches have fallen from our family tree, Claire (Bud) on May 17, 2016 and Elaine (Springer) Coverdale, on May 12, 2016, both were 90 years old at the time of their passing. Claire was born on February 1, 1926, and was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Odelia Coverdale. Claire is survived by one brother, Robert (Norma Jean) Coverdale of Bellevue, IL. Elaine was born May 6, 1926 and...
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Daisy Bernice Wright

November 1, 1943 - May 11, 2016

Daisy Bernice Wright, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Hampton. Daisy was a native of Westminster, MD and had been a resident of Hampton for 26 years. She received an AA Business Degree from Thomas Nelson Community College and retired from Langley Air Force in 2012 after 23 years of service. Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Della Slaughter and a sister, Helen Kay....
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Randolph Hugh Walters

February 22, 1936 - May 9, 2016

Randolph H. Walters, 80, surrounded by his loved ones, entered his heavenly home of our Lord on May 9, 2016 after a brief illness.Born February 22, 1936 in Surry County, North Carolina, he lived in Hampton for 74 years. A graduate of Hampton High School in 1955, he entered the Design Apprentice School at the shipyard and completed six years of Army Reserve duty. He retired from J.J. McMullen in...
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Harvey Frank Meyerpeter

December 26, 1926 - May 7, 2016

Lt Col. Harvey F. Meyerpeter, USAF (ret.), took his last flight from his home on May 7, 2016 for the heavens beyond.He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 26,1926. He was a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. During WWII he rose rapidly thru the enlisted ranks, reaching the highest enlisted grade of 1st Sgt at age 19. At the onset of the Korean War, he was offered, and accepted a...
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Betty V. Chappell

October 31, 1928 - May 7, 2016

Betty V. Chappell passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Gloucester, Virginia. Betty was born on October 31, 1928, in Columbia, S.C. Betty retired from Verizon Telecommunications, and was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed cooking and baking cakes. Preceding her in rest are her parents, Ruth Elizabeth Jones and Harvey Daniel Busbee; and brothers, Leroy and Rudolph Busbee. ...
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Amy Michelle Ostrom

May 19, 1976 - May 5, 2016

Amy OstromMay 19, 1976 to May 5, 2016Beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend, Amy Ostrom passed away on May 5, at 39 years young. She loved life, and lived fully. Her memory will always live on in her cherished children, Emily and Taylor Ostrom and stepson Dylan Smith. Their father and Amy's longtime love, Kevin Ostrom remains to care for and support their family. She was...
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Reba Aileen English

October 24, 1934 - May 5, 2016

Reba A. English, 81, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016. She was born in Oklahoma and was a resident of Hampton for 56 years. Reba was a longtime manager of 7-Eleven.Reba was preceded in rest by her granddaughter, Melissa McLean. Granddaughter, Amy Ostrom passed just hours after Reba. Reba is survived by her daughters, Deborah Olmstead (Darrell), Pamela Anderson (Dick), Wendelin McCormack ...
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Jason Hawk Robinson

September 6, 1974 - May 4, 2016

Jason H. Robinson was lifted up into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Jason was born on September 6, 1974 in Hampton, VA, the first child and only son of Helen P. (Robinson) Wilkerson and Louis Robinson, Jr. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1992 where he graduated with highest honors. He was a National Merit Achievement Scholarship recipient and was also...
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Anna Marie Anagnos

September 11, 1945 - May 1, 2016

Anna Marie Anagnos, age 70, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born in New York 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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Phyllis Ann Shanholtz Moore

November 24, 1934 - April 30, 2016

Ann, 81, as she was known by her friends, entered the Kingdom of Heaven Saturday morning, April 30, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family.She was a very faithful servant of God and a very active member in her church. She was the shepherd in her family and set an example for all to follow.Ann is preceded in rest by her husband of 55 years, Glen, and their son, Ricky. Surviving members of her...
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Frances Whitby Vaughan

January 25, 1921 - April 30, 2016

Frances Whitby Vaughan, 95, of Hampton Virginia, peacefully passed from this life into the loving arms of her Lord on April 30, 2016. She was born Frances Aldene Whitby on January 25, 1921 to "Chick" and Rosa Whitby.Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood Vaughan; son-in- law, James Jenkins; and grandson, Jamie Jenkins. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Jenkins of...
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Lonnie Floyd Elrod, Sr.

March 12, 1943 - April 30, 2016

Lonnie F. Elrod Sr., 73, passed away quietly at home on April 30, 2016 in the presence and arms of his loving family. Though our hearts are heavy and we are deeply saddened with his passing, we are extremely blessed to have been able to call him husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and coach.Born on March 12, 1943 in Putnam County, TN, Lonnie came to Virginia after serving in the U.S....
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John Owen Farmer

January 11, 1924 - April 30, 2016

Col. John Owen Farmer, U.S. Army (ret.), 92, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016. He was born in Missouri and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 30 years.Col. Farmer was a veteran of WWII. John was preceded in rest by his wife, Ellyn. He is survived by his cousin, Gerald I. Farmer. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends...
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Joan Marie Towner

December 26, 1940 - April 30, 2016

Joan Marie Towner, age 75, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016. She was born in Waterloo, New York 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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Saliha Siddiqi

February 20, 1920 - April 29, 2016

Saliha Siddiqi, age 96, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 in Hampton, Virginia. She was born in India and was a resident of Poquoson, Virginia.Services were held in Pittsfield, Illinois.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...
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