Our Obituaries

Saskia Elizabeth Reneau

February 9, 1985 - April 22, 2017

Saskia Elizabeth Reneau, 32, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was born in Hampton, Virginia where she also resided.The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, in Hampton. A celebration of Saskia's life will begin at 7:00 pm following the visitation. Interment will be on Tuesday, May 2,...
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Nasem Said Abouelsaad

June 9, 1960 - April 21, 2017

Nasem Said Abouelsaad, age 56, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born in Egypt and was a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 189 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia, with interment to follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia. Friends are...
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Ginger Lee Savage

July 12, 1967 - April 19, 2017

Ginger L. Savage slipped from our loving arms and into the arms of our Lord in the early morning hours of April 19, 2017. While she will be terribly missed we take comfort in knowing she is now in the company of Angels along with her beloved father and sister, Albert V. Watlet and Dawn Watlet Kushner.Left to carry on Ginger's loving memory is her mother, Elizabeth Watlet; husband, Terry G....
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Norman Joseph Rainville

December 25, 1924 - April 18, 2017

Norman J. Rainville, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Somersworth, NH and was a resident of Virginia for 47 years.He was of the Catholic faith. Norman served in WWII in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Bunkerhill, CVN17. After transferring service branches to the U.S. Air Force and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired in 1974 from military service after a...
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Shirley Schmidt Booth

January 13, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Shirley S. Booth, age 94, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2017 to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her childhood sweetheart, husband and soulmate, Clarence. Shirley was born January 13, 1923 in Belle Vernon, PA. After high school she attended the University of Pittsburg, receiving her Bachelor's Degree and...
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Brenda Sue Griffin

April 22, 1952 - April 18, 2017

Brenda Sue Griffin, 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born in Lumberton, N.C. and was a resident of Newport News for 38 years.She was a member of Wythe Presbyterian Church in Hampton. She graduated from Hampton High School and Thomas Nelson Community College at the age of 40, Magna Cum Laude with an Associates Degree in Social Services.Brenda was preceded in rest by her parents...
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Caroline Celia Ellis

December 18, 1933 - April 17, 2017

Our Mother flew to Heaven in the early hours of Monday, April 17, 2017 to be with our Dad. Caroline was born on December 18, 1933 in Nitro, West Virginia and graduated from Nitro High School in 1951. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Gleyon Cole. Caroline was a lifelong resident of Hampton and retired after a civil service career from the Army with the Junior ROTC Scholarships...
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Clarence Cecil McGuire

June 20, 1932 - April 17, 2017

Clarence Cecil McGuire, 84, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.Clarence was a self-employed dump truck driver.He was preceded in rest by his parents, Roscoe C. and Annie E. McGuire; and two sisters and a brother. Clarence is survived by his wife of 47 memorable and loving years, Esther B. McGuire; daughter, Cecilia R. (Robert D.) Burns, Jr.; two...
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Joan Marie Hill-Yackovetsky

August 30, 1942 - April 14, 2017

Joan Marie Hill-Yackovetsky, age 74, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born in Norrisville, New Jersey 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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Charles Frederick Brown

February 27, 1933 - April 13, 2017

Charles "Fred" Brown, age 84, parted this life on April 13, 2017. Fred was born on February 27, 1933 in Loris, South Carolina. Charles "Fred" Brown, age 84, parted this life on April 13, 2017. Fred was born on February 27, 1933 in Loris, South Carolina. Fred retired as a truck driver for Dollar Tree, Inc. Prior to driving for Dollar Tree he worked for the Newport News Fire Department and was...
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Daniel Edgar Fenton

October 14, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Daniel "Ed" Fenton, 90, died peacefully Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.Born and raised in Terre Haute, IN; his parents; Fred and Opal (Myers) Fenton; his brother Robert; and two sons Joseph (infant); Dennis (age 45) predeceased Mr. Fenton.He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary Edna (Cole) Fenton; his daughter, Linda Bruseau, (Greg); his son, Thomas; 7...
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Jacob Dillard Moose, Jr.

March 17, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Jacob Dillard Moose, Jr. died Tuesday, April 11th at his home in Hampton, VA following a brief battle with cancer. He recently moved to Hampton due to health issues and was diagnosed with cancer in January. He was predeceased by his father, Jacob Sr.; mother, Naomi; and sister, Sue.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served 28 years of Civil Service with U.S. Department of...
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Betty Doyle Caldwell

August 8, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Betty D. Caldwell, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Hampton. She was a native of Catawba, Virginia and a resident of Hampton for 42 years.Betty retired from Montgomery Wards after 17 years. She was a certified Gemologist, Officer of Elections and a member of Sharon Baptist Church.She was preceded in rest by her husband, Arthur Caldwell and son, David Caldwell. She is survived by son,...
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Betty Jean Triplett

June 23, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Betty Jean Triplett, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was a native of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and a resident of Hampton for over 60 years.Betty was preceded in rest by her husband, David S. Triplett and parents, John and Nettie Wells. She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Chappell (Steve), Annette Harris (Ray), Cindy Triplett; son, John David Triplett; six grandchildren, Scott...
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Margaret R. Vinson

December 30, 1920 - April 8, 2017

Margaret R. Vinson, passed away at her home on April 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Hastings, PA, the daughter of the late Mary and Fred Nesdore. She married the late Frank C. Vinson on February 6, 1960 in Hampton.Marge worked for over 30 years for the US Government in Civil Service. She was an avid lottery player and often was a winner as she "played the numbers". She was also...
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Dorothy V. Van Sant Anderson

June 25, 1923 - April 8, 2017

Dorothy Van Sant Anderson, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Dorothy was born in Trenton, New Jersey on June 25, 1923, the only child of William and Viola Van Sant. Dot and her husband Andy moved to Hampton in September, 1958. Dot was a longtime member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. She also enjoyed her memberships in the Wythes Woman's Club and the Mercury Lioness Club. Dot was...
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Leona Plemmons Scott

March 14, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Leona P. Scott, age 91, went home to Glory on April 7, 2017. Leona, a native of North Carolina, has lived in Hampton Roads since 1975. As a resident of The Chesapeake Retirement Community she enjoyed a life filled with friends and kindness. Her family is eternally grateful for the care she received there in the twilight years of her life. Leona is predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph W....
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Rose Mrakovich Searls

April 29, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Known for her loving personality, dedication to her family and faith, passion for helping those in need, and her ability to deliver a tasty cuisine, Rose Mrakovich Searls, 85, loved life and left an everlasting impact in every heart that she touched. On April 7, 2017, Rose claimed the promise of the resurrection after succumbing to long term health conditions. A first generation American of...
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Justene Janet Wiseman

August 22, 1938 - April 6, 2017

Justene "Dusty" Wiseman, 78, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 after a very long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she had a passion for helping people and animals. Born in Schleswig, Iowa, she is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Viola Bahnsen; her brother, Jerry Bahnsen; and her sister, Shirley Bahnsen. She...
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Elise Madeleine Rawlings

October 7, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Elise Rawlings, a long-time resident of Hampton, passed away at home on Wednesday April 5th.She was born in France on Oct 7th 1936. It was in France where she met her husband of 54 years, James Rawlings, a career Army aviator with 30 years of service. After many years of moving, both state-side and overseas she and Jim retired and planted roots in Hampton.Elise loved good food and cooking good...
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Dorothy June Watterton

May 12, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy Watterton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born May 12, 1938 in Crab Orchard, West Virginia to the late William and LuVera Stanley. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ransone (Ranny) Watterton; daughters, Sandra Jones (Barry) and Lee Ann Watterton; brother, John Stanley (Robin); grandchildren, Karen Viele (Brennan), Jayson Watterton (Jennifer) and...
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Joseph James McGuigan

October 25, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Joseph J. McGuigan joined Bernadine, his loving wife of 56 years, on his spiritual journey on the morning of April 5, 2017. He was a devoted husband and father. To him family was everything. Coming from a large close knit family he learned that wealth was measured not by what you had, but by the love surrounding you. Joe worked hard to provide for his family and when he finally retired with...
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Barbara Ann Wade

August 6, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Barbara Ann Wade, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born in Norfolk, 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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Thomas Edward Ragonese

March 8, 1968 - April 2, 2017

LCpl Thomas "Sino" Edward Ragonese, husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1968 in Syracuse, New York to the late Charles Carmen Ragonese, Jr. and Roseanne Wlosinski Ragonese. He was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for four years. LCpl Ragonese was a veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving, he continued his career as an...
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Albert Oscar Cloutier

June 30, 1931 - April 1, 2017

Albert O. Cloutier, 85, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was native of Southbridge, MA, and had been a resident of Hampton since 1968.After a military career spanning over 20 years, Albert retired in 1972 from the United States Air Force. His second career was working as a packer and shipper with Klate Holt Government Contractor at NASA where he retired after 20 years.Albert was...
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Annie Ruth Todd

November 1, 1938 - April 1, 2017

Annie Ruth Todd peacefully passed away on April 1, 2017. She was born November 1, 1938 in North Wilkesboro, NC but spent most of her life in Virginia. She worked for F.W. Woolworth Co. for over 45 years. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was extremely proud of her family. She loved working in her yard and playing Bingo.Ruth is preceded in death by her...
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Emma Blanche Robinson

January 26, 1932 - April 1, 2017

Emma was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She retired from Verizon as a telephone operator for 35 years. She was a member of the 411 club and a Bingo and slot machine enthusiast. She was humorous, kind, and caring and was the best mother and friend to her children.Emma is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Willie Robinson; parents, Floyd and Estelle Buchanan; son, Joey Robinson; sister,...
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Frederick Holman Wood, Jr.

February 27, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Frederick Holman Wood, Jr., 83, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. He has been a resident of Poquoson for 52 years.He retired as an Engineering Aide from NASA-Langley in 1991 after 31 years. He volunteered for many years after retirement at the ABC Small Engine Repair in Poquoson. Frederick was preceded in rest by his parents, F. Holman Wood, Sr. and Dorothy Houchens Wood and sister,...
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Leonard Hall Ames

March 20, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Leonard Hall Ames, 83, of Hampton, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.Our precious "Honey" has left us with a hole in our hearts. He was a quiet, tender, loving, compassionate husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.He loved the outdoors, his garden, tennis, duck- hunting on the Eastern Shore, boating with his sons, and working in the yard. He was...
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Ellen G. Karsay

May 25, 1940 - March 29, 2017

Ellen G. Karsay, 76, of Hampton, Virginia, passed away on March 29, 2017 at her home, after a brief bout with early onset dementia along with COPD.Ellen was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 25, 1940. She grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts. She married William E. Karsay, Jr. on May 27, 1961 and moved to Hampton, Virginia in February of 1972. Ellen was a fiercely strong independent woman, a...
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Iris Elaine Turpin

January 28, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Iris Elaine Turpin, 2 months old, passed away on March 28, 2017 in Hampton, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, George and Elaine Fleishell. Iris is survived by her parents, Bobby Turpin and Nicky Carpenter; siblings, Gracie, Shawn, Lily, Carson, Aiden; paternal grandparents, Dave and Shari Allen; paternal grandfather, Wayne Turpin; great-grandparents, Lee and Polly...
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Connie Jo Jones

September 20, 1958 - March 25, 2017

Connie Jo Jones, 58, of Hampton, passed away March 25, 2017.She is survived by her mother, Josette Loviner; sister, Bonnie; brother, John; and her two best friends, Kaleigh and Lola.Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to your local SPCA.A celebration of Connie's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, at the mausoleum chapel at Parklawn Memorial Park.Friends are...
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Ellena Faye Hill

April 23, 1942 - March 24, 2017

Ellena Faye (Ratliff) Hill, 74, entered fully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Friday, March 24, 2017, following a short battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her 4 year old son, Matthew Clark Hill; husband, Marshall Clark Hill; step-daughter, Marshella Hill Smith; son, Manual Bryon Hill; step-son, Mark Wayne Hill; and sisters, Pamela Sherry (Ratliff) Pleasants and Eula Ann ...
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Shirley Mae Parker

October 5, 1945 - March 24, 2017

Shirley Mae Parker, 71, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born in Yorktown, Virginia and was a resident of Williamsburg for 50 years. She graduated from James Weldon Johnson High School in Yorktown. Shirley was both a customer service and health and beauty associate with Farm Fresh and retired after 10 years of service. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for over 50 years...
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Helen Carroll Foster

December 25, 1922 - March 24, 2017

Helen Carroll Foster, 94, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at home March 24 in Hampton, VA. She was born in Lynchburg, VA, on December 25, 1922, to George Andrew and Lillian Mann Carroll. She graduated from E. C. Glass High School in 1941. In 1944 she married William Johnson Foster. As a military wife she lived in Lexington, VA; Taiwan;...
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Barbara M. Lawhon

June 8, 1938 - March 23, 2017

Barbara M. Lawhon, 78, was peacefully called to Heaven on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born on June 8, 1938 to the late Robert and Marie Moore of Asheboro, North Carolina. She was a longtime resident of Hampton, VA. Barbara was retired after 23 years at Howmet Corporation. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and was always very proud of them. ...
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Edward John Downing III

April 19, 1995 - March 21, 2017

Edward 'EJ' Downing, III, 21, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Hampton. Edward was a graduate of Kecoughtan High School, and enjoyed family trips, fishing, video games, and making others laugh. Edward was preceded in rest by his father, Edward "Eddie" Downing, II. He is survived by his mother, Tanya (Jasper) Downing-Austin and her husband,...
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Thomas Edward O'Neil

March 29, 1930 - March 21, 2017

Thomas Edward O'Neil, 86, of Gloucester, VA passed away on March 21, 2017. He was born on March 29, 1930 in Newport News, VA. He served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. After 33 years with the civil service he retired from the Naval Weapons Station as Transportation Director.Thomas was preceded in rest by his loving wife, Catherine F. O'Neil. He is survived by his children,...
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Billie R. Lancaster

January 8, 1944 - March 20, 2017

Billie R. Lancaster, age 73, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in South Carolina and was a resident of Poquoson, 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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Veronica Ann Schlotthauer

October 8, 1942 - March 19, 2017

Veronica Ann Schlotthauer, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland 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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Ima Jean Minor

May 19, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Ima Jean Minor, 77, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born in Piedmont, Alabama and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Ima was preceded in rest by her parents, William E. Gossett and Ludie Kelly. She is survived by her son, Cary McCormick; two granddaughters, Kristy Miller and Amanda McEwen; two great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.The family will receive friends from...
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Nelson Moore Magee

October 10, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Mr. Magee was born in Wakefield, Va. on October 10, 1930, son of the late Erastus Daniel Magee and the late Elva Laine Magee.Graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering, Mr. Magee was stationed at Fort Bliss Army Base, El Paso, Texas before special transfer to Washington, D.C., where he served as 1st Lieutenant in command of construction...
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Hilda Gwaltney Ballew

May 2, 1932 - March 16, 2017

Hilda G. Ballew, 84, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home after a battle with cancer. Born May 2, 1932, to the late N.O. and Louise Gwaltney, Hilda was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She was devoted and loving to her family and friends. Her wonderful smile, loving and gentle nature, and kindness will live on in those who love her.Hilda was preceded in death by her...
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Walter Alfred Leyland, Jr.

September 11, 1936 - March 14, 2017

Walter A. Leyland, Jr., Walt, Dad, Gramps, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 after bravely living with Dementia/Parkinson's Disease. His wife Shirley Jane Lucy Leyland was at his side at Windsor Meade in Williamsburg, Virginia.He was 80 years old. He was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Eunice Bassett Leyland and Walter Alfred Leyland, who have preceded him in death. His younger...
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Nolma Martinez

March 12, 1928 - March 11, 2017

Nolma Martinez, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 7:13 p.m. A native of Isabela, Puerto Rico, she was surrounded by loving family who will mourn and miss her. For the past five (5) years, she had been a resident of the Newport News Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in rest by her son, Ildefonso "Tony" Hernandez III. She is survived by...
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John A. Wyatt

October 13, 1934 - March 10, 2017

John A. Wyatt, 82, passed away on March 10, 2017. He was born October 13, 1934 in Mars Hill, North Carolina. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1993 after 37 years of service. When not enjoying time with his family he could be found on the golf course.John was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Doris Wyatt; parents, Kenneth and Iris Wyatt; and brothers, Anon Wyatt and Landon...
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Robert Pugh Peterson

February 27, 1929 - March 10, 2017

Robert Pugh (Pete) Peterson, 88, graduated from this life to the next on 10 March, 2017, following an almost 7 year encounter with Alzheimer's disease.Pete is greatly missed by his wife, Lois Peterson, son, Alan Peterson and his wife, Kim of Virginia Beach, as well as grandchildren, Catherine, Kelsey, David, and Mike and their families, all from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Step-children, Jeff...
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Ethel Grace Phillips Gardner

June 16, 1924 - March 9, 2017

Grace Phillips Gardner passed on March 9, 2017 just 3 months shy of her 93rd birthday. She is predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Archie James Gardner. She is survived by her children, Nan Gardner Hailey and her husband, Chuck of Richmond, VA, Lisa Gardner Souhrada of Virginia Beach, VA, grandchildren, Kara Hailey Walsh (Ryan) of Richmond, VA, Lyndsay Nicole Hailey of Las Vegas, NV, John...
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Timon Monroe McGee

November 23, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Timon M. McGee, 63, passed away on March 7, 2017. He was born in Missouri and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia. He was a U.S. Navy retiree.Timon is survived by his wife of 33 years, Edna McGee; son, Ernie McGee (Lindsay); daughter, Barbara McGee; and his mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral...
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Donna Jean Luinetti

June 21, 1937 - March 6, 2017

Donna Jean Luinetti, DJ as her friends knew her, was born June 21, 1937 in White Township, Pennsylvania as Donna Jean Painter. She was raised by her loving mother Sara Jean Painter in Indiana, Pennsylvania. DJ was the oldest of seven children and through most of her adolescent life assisted her mother in caring for the household and her six siblings. She attended college in Boston,...
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Evelyn Delores Blacken

October 22, 1935 - March 4, 2017

Evelyn Delores (Lois) Finch Blacken was born to James and Cleo Finch on October 22, 1935, in Everetts, North Carolina.She graduated from E.J. Hayes High School in Williamston, North Carolina, in 1953. She then matriculated to Virginia State College, majoring in Elementary and Art Education, where she met the love of her life, James Eldon Blacken. They were married on December 28, 1957. To this...
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Ahmed Hasson Saif

April 15, 1939 - March 3, 2017

Ahmed Hasson Saif, 77, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born in Yemen and was a resident of Newport News, Virginia. A prayer service will be held at 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Mosque and Islamic Center of Hampton. 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...
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Claudette Corbin Harrison

April 1, 1939 - March 2, 2017

Claudette Harrison, age 77, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was born on April 1, 1939 in Colon, Republic of Panama. She was the daughter to the late Ruth Corbin and George Middleton. She retired after 25 years of service at the Eagle Room Dining Facility at Langley Air Force Base. She is survived by her three children, Velta Williams, Hugo Harrison and Yvette...
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Celia Reeder Dawson

December 20, 1909 - February 28, 2017

Celia Mary Reeder Dawson, 107, passed away at Care Haven Center in Martinsburg, WV, on February 28, 2017. Born December 20, 1909, in Houston, TX, she was the daughter of the Rev. Don and Mrs. Cassandra Reeder.She received a bachelor's degree from Rice Institute in Houston and a master's degree from the College of William and Mary. She lived for 61 years at 58 Greenbriar Ave., Hampton, VA. She...
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David Maurice Smith

June 3, 1959 - February 28, 2017

SCPO David Maurice "Smitty" Smith, USN (ret.) died peacefully at home in Hampton, VA at the age of 57.Maurice is survived by his lovingly dedicated wife, Laura Smith of over 20 years; children, Leah Smith of Hampton, VA and Janel Bordley (Terrell) of Busan, Korea, Jason Ullman (Karla) of Harrisburg, PA, Gregory Ullman of Orlando, FL; mother Minnie Smith, special mom Gussie Simmons;...
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Millard Earl Warren

June 11, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Millard Earl Warren, 84, passed away February 24, 2017. Earl was born in Edgecomb County, North Carolina in 1932. In 1955 he moved his young family to Virginia where he worked at Brown and Grist and then the Newport News Shipyard for many years.At the age of 40, Earl started his own business, Warren's Service Center in Hampton, Virginia. He served his customers and community for forty years,...
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Waddell Edwards

March 5, 1931 - February 23, 2017

Waddell Edwards, 85, transitioned from this life and was escorted to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017.Waddell was a loving brother and friend, retired from the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant and music was a large part of his life. A celebration of Waddell's life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Albert G....
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Mary Frances Wallace

October 17, 1963 - February 22, 2017

Mary F. Wallace, 53, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in State College, Pennsylvania. She was a resident of Hampton for 23 years. Mary was a loving wife and mother whose specialty was making a home for her family. She was a member of the American Legion Post 125 and Moose Lodge 1119.Mary was preceded in rest by her parents,...
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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 J. Czechowski, age 63, passed away suddenly at his home in Hampton, Virginia on February 20, 2017. He was born April 27, 1953 in Leek, England. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 and he then continued his service to our country working for the DOD as a lead expeditor at General Dynamics for 18 years. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn Czechowski, and loving father to Stephanie...
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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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