Our Obituaries

Frank Joseph Pinksaw

January 10, 1946 - December 3, 2016

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

August 1, 1933 - December 1, 2016

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

November 30, 1908 - November 30, 2016

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

January 25, 1964 - November 29, 2016

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

September 2, 1925 - November 29, 2016

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

July 25, 1944 - November 28, 2016

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

September 28, 1948 - November 26, 2016

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

August 4, 1933 - November 24, 2016

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

March 6, 1929 - November 23, 2016

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

January 22, 1932 - November 23, 2016

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

June 21, 1939 - November 22, 2016

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

January 15, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Wagih Tawfik Wassef Gerees, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.Services will be held Friday, November 25, 2016 at Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Yorktown, Virginia at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens .Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the...
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Walter Earl Vawter

January 7, 1933 - November 22, 2016

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

November 17, 1927 - November 22, 2016

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

February 25, 1942 - November 21, 2016

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

September 24, 1941 - November 19, 2016

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

November 4, 1968 - November 19, 2016

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

March 27, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Dominic James Carsia, age 93, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016. He was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Cody Lee Brewton

December 26, 1984 - November 17, 2016

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

November 3, 1954 - November 16, 2016

Edward Charles Dyer, age 62, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born in Winchester, Virginia and was a resident of Hampton.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Darius Junior Fox

March 3, 1934 - November 15, 2016

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

May 26, 1931 - November 12, 2016

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

September 12, 1952 - November 12, 2016

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

May 25, 1933 - November 11, 2016

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

January 9, 1945 - November 10, 2016

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

March 25, 1937 - November 9, 2016

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

February 11, 1921 - November 8, 2016

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

March 16, 1967 - November 7, 2016

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

February 11, 1957 - November 6, 2016

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

October 12, 1917 - November 6, 2016

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

April 21, 1938 - November 4, 2016

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

February 28, 1936 - November 4, 2016

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

November 20, 1935 - November 1, 2016

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

February 22, 1937 - October 29, 2016

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

April 1, 1943 - October 28, 2016

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

August 19, 1921 - October 27, 2016

Sally Frances Francis, 95, passed away on October 27, 2016. She was born in Southampton County, the daughter of the late Gholie S. and Lizzie N. Burgess. She was one of thirteen children.She graduated from Capron High School in 1939 and Norfolk General Hospital as a R.N. in 1943. She worked in the hospital as an instrument nurse for two years. She married Gilbert Francis in November 1945 and...
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Franklin Clifford Vest, Sr.

March 8, 1933 - October 26, 2016

Franklin Clifford Vest, Sr., age 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia and was a resident of Cape Coral, Florida.A graveside service will be held at at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens. Interment will follow.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories...
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Raymonde Victor

December 23, 1931 - October 26, 2016

Raymonde Victor, 84, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she lived in the greater Hartford area many years and was employed by the Travelers Insurance Co. She leaves her son Charles, daughter Egypciel, and seven siblings. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the...
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Osama Kandil

October 25, 1944 - October 26, 2016

Osama Kandil, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia.A prayer service will be held at 2:40 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 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 family.Arrangements are under the care of...
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Margaret C. Robertson

June 5, 1933 - October 25, 2016

In loving memorySunrise June 5, 1933Sunset October 25, 2016Margaret Cecilia Robertson ne Stewart was born in Harford Village St. Andrews, Grenville Grenada, W.Iand was raised by Jim and Veronica Alexander. Margaret was a devoted Catholic who after retiring fromher job in the U.S, moved back to her birth home to devote her life to administering to the sick/shut-ins with prayers and communion. ...
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Randall Allan Shafer

March 29, 1958 - October 24, 2016

Randall Allan "Randy" Shafer, age 58, passed away on Monday October 24, 2016 after a lengthy period of illness.Randall was born in Newport News, Virginia and lived in the area for two separate long periods of time. He was a computer technician for most of his life and loved to keep current with new technology. He was also a league bowler for many years in the Hampton area.He is survived by his...
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Delores T. Lowe

January 27, 1931 - October 23, 2016

Delores Thomas Lowe passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Delores was a native of Glen Burnie, Maryland and a resident of Hampton for over 30 years. She was born on January 27, 1931 to Lennie Richard and Iva Watson Thomas and was the older sister to one brother, Lennie Jr. After...
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Loretta Jane Godwin

June 29, 1936 - October 22, 2016

Loretta Jane Godwin, 80, of Hampton was called to rest on October 22, 2016. She was born June 29, 1936 in Bentleyville, PA. She was married to William Godwin on February 14, 1969, she is once again joined with him in eternal peace.Loretta is survived by her sister, Sarah (Chris) Burch; son, Derrell (Beth) Godwin; three grandchildren, Brittany (Ben) Craven, Robert and Ryan Godwin; her great...
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Katherine McCord Barlow

September 16, 1942 - October 21, 2016

Katherine McCord Johnson-Barlow, 74, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home. She was a native of Miami, FL and a resident of Suffolk for 14 years. She was a member of Great Fork Baptist Church of Whaleyville.Katherine was preceded in rest by her parents, Lawrence and Bebe McCord; brother, Bobby McCord; and daughter, Michele Johnson Smith. She is survived by her husband, Rick A....
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Evelyn Mary Murray

July 2, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Evelyn Mary Murray, age 84, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut and was a resident of Orlando, Florida.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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Catherine Jane Peach

July 24, 1927 - October 20, 2016

Catherine J. Peach, 89, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in Christiansburg, VA and was a resident of Hampton since 1973. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren.She was preceded in rest by her husband, James W. Peach; daughter, Debbie Peach; and son, James W. Peach, Jr. She is survived by her sons, David Pack, Keith Peach, Freddy...
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Howard Dwight Mitchell, Jr.

February 26, 1963 - October 18, 2016

Howard Dwight Mitchell, Jr., age 53, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.Preceding him in rest are his parents, Hazel Edith and Howard Dwight Mitchell, Sr. and sisters, Teresa Mitchell Doty and Mary Mitchell Wilkes. Surviving members of his family include his sons, Howard Dwight Mitchell, III, and Timothy Ray Mitchell; and sisters, Faye Young, Rachel Armistead, Barbara Mitchell, and Ann...
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Louis William Baarlaer

April 6, 1947 - October 18, 2016

Louis "Bill" Baarlaer, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was a native of Cincinnati, OH and was a resident of Hampton, VA for thirty years.He was a U. S. Navy veteran, served in Vietnam and retired as a First Class Commissary Man. During his military career he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Unit of Gallantry with Palm Leaf, Second Good...
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Mary Lee Craft

January 13, 1933 - October 18, 2016

Mary Lee Craft, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia and was a resident of Yorktown for 56 years.Mary Lee was a private duty registered nurse for 15 years before becoming the head nurse on the nightshift at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. She retired in February 1988 after 20 years of service.She was a member of the Eastern Star,...
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Annie H. Tweedy

September 5, 1920 - October 13, 2016

On October 13, 2016, Annie Mae Hunter Tweedy of Hampton, VA, passed away at the age of 96. Mrs. Tweedy was preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years, John Burton Tweedy, and her son, John Hunter Tweedy, and one sister and five brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Anne T. Emerson and husband, Malcolm, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, her son, Charles W. Tweedy and wife, Frances, of...
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Grace M. Esposito

March 13, 1920 - October 12, 2016

Grace Esposito, 96, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 13, 1920. She had been a resident of Seton Manor for the past 18 years.Grace was preceded in rest by her husband, parents, three sisters, two brothers and a nephew. She is survived by her beloved niece, Frances Mannoia (Michael) and a grand-niece, Joanne Russo.She was a member of...
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Elizabeth Leviner Spruill

January 15, 1922 - October 11, 2016

Elizabeth Leviner Spruill, age 94, a longtime resident of Texas, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine from complications associated with pneumonia. One of eight children, she was born in Rockingham, North Carolina, January 15, 1922 to Nettie Leviner and Arthur Leviner. She was preceded in death by the...
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Arthur Richardson

July 14, 1936 - October 11, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Parklawn Memorial Park.
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Arthur Richardson, Jr.

July 14, 1936 - October 11, 2016

Arthur Richardson, Jr. was born on July 14, 1936, to Arthur Richardson, Sr., and Rutha Mae Richardson in Enfield, NC. He was the 5th of 9 children, and as a young boy growing up on a farm, he developed a strong work ethic and an appreciation of family values. He attended the local Eastman High School and graduated from there in 1952. Several years later, he moved to Virginia to begin work at...
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Dorothy C. Hunt

February 17, 1925 - October 7, 2016

Dorothy Cavell Hunt, 91, of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Walter Thompson and Algie Huffman.She was born February 17, 1925 in Summers County, West Virginia. Dorothy was a devoted wife and loving mother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Phillip Edward Hunt, Jr.; sisters, Phyllis White and Libby Thompson...
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Agnes Yvonne Morneault

May 27, 1939 - October 6, 2016

Agnes Yvonne Morneault, age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. She was born in Spartanburg, 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 are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Margarete Hellwarth Griffith

January 10, 1925 - October 5, 2016

Margarete Hellwarth Griffith, 91, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Margarete is survived by her children, Linda Campbell (Ronald) and Karl Griffith (Pam); grandchildren, Katie Hinnant (Skylar), Nicholas Campbell (Alexis), Zachary Griffith (Emily), Aaron Griffith, Chelsea Shanks, Jimmie Russell, and Sarah Russell; and great-grandsons, Dawson Campbell and Richard Griffith.The family...
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Theodore Wilson

December 16, 1930 - October 3, 2016

On October 3, 2016, Master Chief Theodore (Ted) Wilson boarded the "Old Ship of Zion" to take his eternal rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Ted was a native of Atlantic City, NJ, where he attended public schools and graduated from Bordentown High School in 1949. After briefly working as a mechanic, he answered his true calling - which was the love of the sea. In November 1951, he entered...
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James Reavy Doss

July 23, 1930 - October 2, 2016

James "Jim" Reavy Doss, 86, passed away at home on October 2, 2016, after a long and brave battle with Parkinson's disease.He was the son of the late James Bryant Doss and Dora White Doss. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce McGhee Doss and his brothers, Curtis Doss of Blue Ridge, VA, Kenneth Doss of Rustbugh, VA, and Lacy Ridgeway of Virginia Beach.Jim retired from the Air Force after...
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Audrey B. Branch

December 31, 1922 - October 2, 2016

Audrey Basham Branch, 93, of Hales Ford, Franklin County, Virginia, passed on Sunday, October 2, 2016. She had been a resident of the Peninsula for 70 years. She was a member of Faith Church of God, Hampton, VA. Audrey held several positions in Retail Sales with her favorite, most memorable being the Infants Department at Warwick Nachman's. She resided at Northampton Convalescent and...
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Mary Catherine Smith

November 9, 1946 - October 2, 2016

Mary C. "Kay" Smith, 69, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hampton. She was a member of HarborPointe Community Church in Hampton.Mary was preceded in rest by her husband, James E. Smith; mother, Mary Jenkins; father, James Rector, Sr.; and brother, James Rector, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Angela Hille (John) and Cynthia Jones (Gordy);...
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Gay Eleanor Keeling

October 12, 1965 - October 1, 2016

Gay Eleanor Keeling, age 50, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. She was born in Rhode Island and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia.Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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Joseph Anthony Buffa

December 12, 1951 - September 29, 2016

On September 29, 2016, Giuseppe "Joe" Buffa went to be with Our Father. Joe was born in Carini, Sicily, Italy on December 12, 1951. He left his homeland in 1968 to pursue the American dream. He came to America, working in Brooklyn, New York City eventually moving to Hampton, Virginia. With his father, Girolamo Buffa and uncle, Cristoforo Russo, they opened the first Anna's Pizza Restaurant on...
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George Lee Rome, Jr.

July 22, 1988 - September 28, 2016

George Lee Rome, Jr., 28, entered the gates of Heaven September 28, 2016. George was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula.He was an avid and competitive fisherman. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed playing with his son. While working at Huntington Ingalls as an experienced welder, he was part of the elite Tiger Team.George was preceded in death by Cecelia A. Littlepage, Tsuru (Sue)...
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Clara Jean Daugherty

January 27, 1940 - September 26, 2016

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

February 2, 1965 - September 25, 2016

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

September 26, 1945 - September 24, 2016

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

March 11, 1936 - September 24, 2016

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

June 21, 1963 - September 23, 2016

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

September 7, 1960 - September 22, 2016

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

October 2, 1926 - September 20, 2016

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

November 15, 1930 - September 19, 2016

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

September 7, 1934 - September 17, 2016

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

May 4, 1935 - September 17, 2016

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

July 20, 1932 - September 16, 2016

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

September 3, 1926 - September 13, 2016

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

January 3, 1914 - September 13, 2016

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

September 14, 1943 - September 12, 2016

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

September 27, 1953 - September 10, 2016

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

October 4, 1992 - September 9, 2016

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

February 27, 1929 - September 6, 2016

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

October 16, 1931 - September 5, 2016

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

January 31, 1924 - September 4, 2016

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

September 22, 1931 - September 4, 2016

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

February 3, 1950 - September 2, 2016

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

July 16, 1921 - September 2, 2016

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

April 27, 1951 - August 31, 2016

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

December 31, 1919 - August 29, 2016

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

September 24, 1925 - August 27, 2016

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

October 12, 1945 - August 26, 2016

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

August 27, 1935 - August 25, 2016

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

July 20, 1931 - August 24, 2016

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

April 24, 1940 - August 23, 2016

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

October 17, 1937 - August 22, 2016

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

December 13, 1949 - August 20, 2016

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