William Arthur Whittle, known as Bill or “Buddy,” A longtime resident of Corpus Christi, attorney, and businessman, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the age of 77 in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Mary Lois Whittle, his brother Robert Whittle, and his daughter Amanda Marie Whittle. He is survived by his former wife of forty years Ricki Jackson Whittle and four children: Melinda Marie Mansfield and her husband Robert Mansfield, Mary Melissa Whittle and her husband Jack Simms, Erin Jackson Cazalas and her husband Paul Cazalas, and Eric Ebbenga. He is also survived by his brother Claude Michael Whittle and wife Susie Whittle. He has nine grandchildren. Bill was born on November 26, 1945, in Pensacola, Florida. Because his father was in the Navy, the family moved many times. He lived in Kansas, Virginia, and California before settling in Texas. He was a standout swimmer and wrestler in high school. Bill earned undergraduate degrees at Del Mar College and North Texas State University. During college, he worked as a lifeguard at the Naval Air Station where he met his first wife, René Haas. Bill was also known for having a fine singing voice and enjoyed singing in the Del Mar choir where he was often a soloist, church choirs, and later with his daughters. Bill earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas in 1970 and was admitted to the Texas Bar that same year. Among his many professional affiliations, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Barristers and the American Judicature Society. In 1974, he received the Outstanding Young Lawyer award from the Nueces County Bar Association. In 1975, Bill became a partner and later the Chairman of the Business Practice Group of a prominent South Texas law firm. Unfortunately, Bill suffered severe injuries from an automobile collision in 1982. Ricki moved him and the family to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to work on his recovery. The former wrestler and swimmer never shied away from the tireless work of rehabilitation. Also in 1982, he became President of a South-Texas based private business, which operated several subsidiary businesses throughout the United States. In 1984, he organized a partnership to hold and operate oil and gas producing properties, operate other business interests, and to produce a two-hour television special on the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration, which was aired in 1987 on the ABC Television Network. In the late 1980’s, he returned to Corpus Christi and practiced law with The Honorable Judge Sandra Watts and then his own law firm, focused on business organizations, immigration law, estates and trusts, real estate matters, and representing debtors in bankruptcy. Bill served as a member of the governing council of the American Bar Association (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section), as Chairman of the Nueces County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Community Center, and as Chairman of the Nueces County Democratic Party Executive Committee. He remained active in Democratic politics throughout his life. From 1974 through 1986, he served as a director of Texas Commerce Bank and from 1988 through 2000, he served as a Del Mar College Regent. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. Bill was an avid hunter and sportsman and noted with regret in his last weeks that he wanted to hunt “just one more deer.” He especially loved passing along his hunting knowledge to his sons-in-law and grandchildren. Bill, his daughters, and their families have all hunted South Texas with Bill and share fond and funny memories of his bending the laws of physics as he piloted a Vintage Suburban through the brush. He was a Bridge Life Master during college and was sought-after partner in the rarefied world of Bridge; he started playing again after he retired from his law practice and re-earned his status. He told bad jokes, repeated his best stories, and he had a great laugh. The family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to caregivers and medical professionals who helped him as he persevered through cancer treatment. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to Corpus Christi Food Bank, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, First Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church Chapel on March 2, 2023, at 11 o’clock in the morning.
Rodney Cecil Herline, 77, passed away on September 3, 2022 in Norfolk, Va surrounded by his loving family and friends. Rodney was born in Richmond, VA on November 8, 1944. He is predeceased by his parents Donald Cecil and Frances Marie Herline.
Rodney graduated from Norview High School in The Class of 63. He was drafted into the Army where he honorably served in the Vietnam War. After returning home, he worked with his Father as an electrician, and eventually retired from the Norfolk & Western Railroad. He then pursued his Electrical Master’s license, even studying T.V. and radio electronics. The family started Herline Electrical Company, where he worked closely with his family and their talents grew.
Rodney was a hard working, brilliant man, with a heart of gold. He had a love for Nascar and the Dallas Cowboys. He always loved a good breakfast with friends at Terrie’s Breakfast and lunch. He had a special way of making someone laugh and He was the type of guy you could always depend on if you ever needed a hand.
While in Trinity, AL He was a member of Calvary Tabernacle, Where He was baptized, by Rev. Kenny Rogers. Rodney was prepared for his heavenly home.
Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Donald Thomas Herline; sister ,Debbie Nelson and her three daughters; sister, Frances and husband Bill Bittler, as well as their four sons; long time friends, Theresa Jessup; and Maria Carroll as well as their families. There will be a graveside service held. On September 19, 2022 at 10 AM at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery located at 5310 Milners Rd. Suffolk, VA 23434. To leave a contribution, please visit Rodney Cecil Herline Memorial Fund.
Michael J. Vance, 77, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022, from complications of dementia. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Gail Vance, in 2012. Mike was born on January 18, 1945, in Racine Wisconsin to the late Colonel Johnnie Vance, USMC (Ret) and to Patricia ‘Skip’ Vance. After graduating from Norview High School in Norfolk Virginia, he served in the Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Germany. After his military service, Mike worked professionally as a bar manager in Spain and as a pilot before finding his calling in real estate. Mike was a respected real estate broker in the Hampton Roads area for over 40 years, equally skilled in both residential and commercial properties. He owned his own real estate company, Smith & Vance Century 21 until he joined William E. Wood (now Howard Hanna Realty). Mike had a strong work ethic and was described as a “pitbull”, being highly adept at negotiations and always working hard to find or sell the perfect properties for his clients at just the right price. Mike loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time and vacationing with them. In his spare time, he also enjoyed golfing, white water rafting, camping, walking, watching westerns and sharing laughs and shooting pool with his longtime friends at the garage and at Dockside bar. Mike is survived by his sons, Christopher J. Vance and Justin T. Vance and wife, Kenyetta W. Vance; two grandchildren, Benjamin T. Vance and Amaya R. Vance; his mother, Skip Vance; brothers-in-law, TC Jones and Dan Kelly; nieces, Julie Walsh and Kristina de la Flor; nephew, Linwood Jones and a host of extended family members. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Vance; his sisters, Kathie Kelly and Patricia Vance and nephew, Brandon Allen. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at King’s Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23452, with a reception to follow. Mike’s favorite attire was casual and his request is that those who come to celebrate his life, dress casual as well. The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to friends and family members that provided significant support and assistance to Mike during his illness, including Dorsey, Jim Lutz, Donald Downs, Danny Littman and Coty Welborn. The family would also like to give a special thank you to Sentara Hospice for their loving care and support of Mike during his final days; and to Mike Strickland with Family Choice Funerals & Cremations and the pastor and staff at King’s Grant Presbyterian Church for all being so accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Joelle Kay Burrows Griffith, 77, of Virginia Beach, passed away Aug. 9, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband, Bobbie Wayne Griffith and survived by her daughter, Paula Joelle Barwick; sister, Vicki Ellis; and many other loving family members and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at First Lutheran Church of Norfolk. Burial will immediately follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local charities:
First Lutheran Church
1301 Colley Ave. Norfolk, VA 23517
(Designate to Joelle Griffith Memorial Fund)
Camp Hope Haven
P.O. Box 3203 Norfolk, VA 23514
(Designate to Camp Hope Haven) https://donate.unionmissionministries.org/for/ummc/amount/60
The Union Mission Ministries
P.O. Box 3203 Norfolk, VA 23514 https://donate.unionmissionministries.org/for/ummc/amount/60
Virginia Beach SPCA
3040 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia
800 Tidewater Dr. Norfolk, VA 23504
Bruce Ayers, a resident of Tulsa, passed away on April 28, 2022, at the age of 76. He was born October 25, 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM, Monday, May 16, 2022 at Floral Haven Rose Chapel.
Coy L. Howell, Jr., 78, of Chesapeake, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Coy L. Howell, Sr. and Evelyn Louise Cromwell Howell. Coy was a 1963 graduate of Norview High School, and was a proud Norview Pilot. He retired after 44 years in the telephone industry, having worked for Bell South, Western Electric, Lucent Technologies and AT&T, where he was a technician, manager and union representative. Coy was a long-time member of Centerville Baptist Church, where he previously served as a Deacon, played on the church softball team, and was a member of the adult choir. Always active in his children's lives, he was a softball coach, "pageant dad", "taxi driver", and financier who was ever present in everything involving his family. These traits were further enhanced when he became a Papa, participating actively in his grandchildren's lives and passions. Lovingly known as "Buzz", he will be remembered for his generosity, quick humor, love of golf, and the ability to care for those around him.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years and high school sweetheart, Linda C. Howell; daughters, Paula Howell Retz and husband Gregory, Beth Howell Forsyth and husband Dave; grandchildren, William and Abigail Retz; a sister, Sue Minter, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
Coy's life will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coy L. Howell, Jr. Memorial fund, for the benefit of the Disabled American Veterans. Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.
Georgeanne Sharp, born June 27, 1945, in Newport News to Maggie Wood Brett Sharp and James Sharp II, passed away on November 15, 2021, after a brief illness. She attended Mary Washington College. Her love of travel led her to become a flight attendant with Pan American Airlines. She later worked for Marriott Hotels as an International Sale Rep. Her passion for history guided her to lead tours at various military installations and local historical sites.
Georgeanne is survived by her loving sisters, Fran Taylor and Missy Bogle (Kurt); nieces, Jennifer Vierrether (Jeff) and Cindy Stuart (Scott); and great-nieces; Morgan, Kelsey, Haley and Emily. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Al Taylor.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Peninsula Funeral Home. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to your favorite charity in Georgeanne's name. She was especially fond of any charity supporting animals. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Johnny Mayes Yeates, age 76, of Camden, NC died Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. He was born in Norfolk, VA on November 2nd, 1944 to the late Plum Alton Yeates and Mildred Marie Rembert Yeates and was married to Sandra Lee Hewitt Yeates. He was retired after a long career as assistant marine operations manager. He was a Mason and a member of the Friends of Police Association (FOPA). He was a loving husband and father and a doting grandfather.
Left to treasure his memories are Sandra, his wife of fifty years; two daughters, Tina Stevens (William) of Chesapeake, VA and Peggy Hull (Ray) of Sebring, FL; and a son, Chris Yeates (Teresa) of Chesapeake, VA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A private service will be held at a later date. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Yeates family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
Claude Quay Fulcher, 76, passed away May 11, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Norview "Tech", and served in the U.S. Army. Claude worked for 30 years for Virginia Dominion Power as a meter supervisor. He was a member of Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196, and was a Shriner. Claude was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Norfolk.
Claude was a founding member of Can Crushers and a proud part of the Carova Beach Community. After retirement, Claude could be found in his "office" (the garage) at Oxbow or Carova. He is survived by his wife Jackie; his children Lisa and Tommy Bailey and David Fulcher; and his grandchildren Grayson and Kacy Bailey and Truitt Fulcher.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 14, from 5-7pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 15, at 3pm at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carova Beach Fire Department or The Beacon House.
In passing, Claude would like to say to his family and friends, "I'm gonna sit right here, at the edge of this pier and watch the sunset disappear...and drink a beer."
Virginia Beach, VA - JOHN HENRY GARRIS, JR. (John boy, Johnny, Big John) 77, passed away peacefully March 24, 2021 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital after a courageous battle against septic shock (sepsis). John was born February 5, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia to John H. Garris and Denise Osmundson who predeceased him, as well as his much loved brother, Dennis Osmundson. He had two daughters, Michele and Jennifer Garris, from a previous marriage to the late Cheryl House Ward. Debbie Perry and Denyce Polins are his sisters. His nieces and nephews are Christy Cumbo, Brian Osmundson, Robert Hassell, Kathryn McCurdy and Anne Hoehn. John leaves behind a host of friends whose lives he touched-too many to name. John’s life and memory will be cherished by Patricia Hassell-Garris, his devoted wife and partner of 45 years.
Where do you start when a man was larger than life, the salt of the earth, a legend to many and the love of my life. John was a true Irishman with a big bark but a teddy bear at heart. John had many professions. He started early working in grocery stores, primarily in produce, learned upholstery repair at Sears, installed chain link fences, and worked for the railroad just to name a few. A 1963 graduate of Norview High School, he made many lasting friendships. Growing up he spent a lot of time in Ghent with his cousin, Buzzy Dorr (George), and lifelong friend, Larry Dozier with no shortage of mischief. Quite a bit of that time was spent at their great aunts’ Gina and Teesa. After high school, he became a merchant seaman, married and started a family. Soon after, he joined the Norfolk Fire Department. He and his mentor, John Phipps (a close firefighter family) had a cement company. He also built houses with another firefighter in Blackwater. John was never afraid of hard work and most times had up to three jobs. At one time, John was interested in antiques and restoration. In 1976 he sold his four- family apartment building in Ocean View where he and his cohorts lived and bought Butch Brantley’s Public Steak House with John George. They established the SECOND ALARM RESTAURANT (a tribute to his love of firefighting & museum to the same). With his love of food and cooking, (self taught), he prepared meals for many a hungry fire crew at the station, as well as cooking at the Alarm. His main cook and beloved friend, Isaiah Jackson, set out to create the best Prime Rib around and succeeded along with fresh seafood cuisine. In addition to his firefighter family, he developed a bond within the restaurant community and those friendships spanned more than Virginia Beach. There were more than one joint adventure with the Radognas, close friends from the THIRSTY CAMEL and Ocean View crowd. He was always willing to give a helping hand and the type of person to give you “the shirt off his back”. John didn’t hesitate to give someone a second chance and more. John was strong willed and not afraid to stand his ground and then move on. The SECOND ALARM was an independent restaurant on Shore Drive, West of the Lesner Bridge. There, another family was built by John, besides it being a family business, there were other families included in the crew. Soon after, customers who grew up coming to the restaurant joined the payroll. Several employees met their spouses at the Alarm. One could say it was a family love connection. We hosted Firefighter Retirement Parties, annual ski trips to Seven Spring and a party bus to Ocean View’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade. There are too many celebrations to mention. Tragedy struck and the Alarm suffered a devastating 2Alarm fire. It took a year to rebuild with the help of John Phipps, another legend. By this time, John’s stepfather, Wilber Osmundson, was his silent partner. Not long after reopening, John decided to retire from NFD. He eventually went back to sea cooking on tugboats and even worked on the oil recovery ship based in Norfolk. In addition to that he started and drove a limousine service with Kim Gregory. Fellow firefighter, Miller Mears, was one of our main drivers.
John never liked being alone which was evident in the brotherhood and camaraderie he shared with so many people throughout his life that was full of zest, tragedy and love. A love of people, a terrific storyteller, he was always coming up with comedic idioms. John boy had a great love for firefighting and fellow firefighters. This connection continued after his retirement. He was awarded “Firefighter of the Year”, for saving another firefighter in 1985.I was often told of John’s fearlessness. He was encouraged to study to become an officer, but he was content doing the job of fighting fires. Firefighters see a lot of sadness and are jolted out of sleep to serve their community and they have nightmares over it; they are courageous people with huge hearts.
Always having a love of the water and fishing, we would drive on the beach at Oregon Inlet in his CJ5 and surf fish for hours on end. At one point, he had a fleet of boats: a 26’ Sea Ox, a Chesapeake deadrise crab boat that dear NFD Billy and Gary Rafter helped crab, and a 40’ double tong clam boat-The Manatee, a venture with high school and NFD brother, Frank Phelps. John loved our labs and over the years was softened by a feral cat that adopted us and they were best friends who would have conversations every morning-Imagine that! We rescued another kitty who he adored. They became best buds and had their daily rituals. Before Cupid, we fostered and rescued our abused black lab. At first he was leery of men, loved women and a little wild and crazy; so much so, we named him after his brother only to wonder if we had reincarnated Oz.
Everyone knew John’s love for cars, from his first car, a 1950 Ford, to a hotrod Pops made him return, the man bought cars like regular oil changes. He eventually became a used car wholesaler, enter in a new family of friends. John was a people person and he welcomed strangers from all walks of life with a kind heart. Some, but not many, know he even went back to school for his CDL license and was Hazmat certified. He also worked as a butcher. After recovering from the fire, he had a garage built on the property that eventually became OPYC (penned by the late Sam Jones), his private pool room where he hosted mostly lifelong Norview and firefighter buddies-over the years more friends were included. After selling the Alarm business, it was a gathering place and even had our famous jukebox and the many records that employees and customers knew the words to and the numbers to push by heart. Ray Revell was great at keeping it in working order. John enjoyed going on cruises to the islands with family and friends and especially exploring Alaska. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention his love for Harley’s. The poker runs and Harley rider breakfasts at the Alarm were always a hit. We really enjoyed Bike Week in Daytona and Myrtle Beach. There was no shortage of hogs, choppers, and trikes with amazing custom designs.
Dockside became another haunt with laughter and good times and with age and Covid, life changed somewhat with only outdoor lunches with friends. Many thanks to those who were able to visit and call to lift John’s spirits, Boy Roy, David, Don, Danny, Bill, Buddy, Alex, Whaley, Lucky, our family, Clara,Tany, Bryan, Bob, Donna, and their kids, so many of you know who you are and what you all meant to this wonderful one of a kind man we all loved. Thank you, John Murray, for assisting me with John for his appointments. I am so grateful for everyone who helped with and celebrated John boy’s 75th surprise birthday party. So glad we have that recent memory along with the multitude of SECOND ALARM HAPPY HOURS! As previously stated, “Our Loss is Heaven’s Gain”! One of the greatest feelings anyone can experience is to know that you are truly and deeply loved and I can honestly say that John gave that to me. See you on the other side.
For years John was very explicit with his wishes for when he left this earth. There will be a Commemorative Affair in early May at Bucketheads Beach Grill formerly The Second Alarm Restaurant, 3657 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA If you plan to attend, please send your contact information to: Johnboy2Alarm@aol.com or reach out to me, Patsy. Again, thank you for all the kind words and beautiful cards, your support means the world to me.
Virginia Beach, VA - Robert Allen Perry departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on 23 March 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Watson Perry, Sr. and Mabel Virginia Allen Perry of, respectively, Wingate, NC and Oceana (Virginia Beach), VA.
A native Virginian, Bob was born in Norfolk on February 17, 1945. He was a French Horn player in the Norview High School Band where he graduated in 1963. Bob volunteered for military service in 1965 and after attending “spy school” at the Army’s Fort Holabird in 1966, he became a Counterintelligence Special Agent in Miliary Intelligence. After working for over a year in the Army Intelligence Field Office in Cincinnati, OH, he served a combat tour with the 52nd Military Intelligence Detachment, 11th Infantry Brigade, American Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 where he handled agents and other operatives gathering intelligence for the US Forces. He also organized and accompanied field combat missions to exploit information or to capture suspected enemy assets. He survived an attack on his own jeep during the Tet Offensive on January 3, 1968. In September 1968 he was the first Vietnam combat veteran to attend Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk/Virginia Beach where he graduated with a degree in history in 1972.
While at VWC, he was the Archon (President) of the Sigma Delta Phi fraternity, the President of the Young Republicans Club and voted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges for 1971-72.
Bob worked for 14 years with the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority and was the Assistant Personnel Director when he left in 1984 to start his own computer software systems design business. He founded Client Specific Systems, Inc (CSSI) a computer database developer with offices in Hampton, VA. CSSI’s software technicians developed computer database systems for clients which included systems for NASA to track low-gravity mission experiments on the International Space Station. CSSI was an early pioneer in the transmission of NASA mission data over telephone lines which eventually became a common practice as a part of today’s internet. As President of CSSI, NASA sent him to Europe twice in 1989 and 1990 to demonstrate and coordinate telephonic mission data transmissions with the European Space Agency.
In 1996 he semi-retired and according to his own admission, “spent too much money and got bored.” In 1999, he began yet another career, this time in condominium and homeowner association maintenance and management. In 2011 he finally retired for good as a Portfolio Manager from The Select Group, a community association management firm in Virginia Beach. Almost immediately he began serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Great Neck Landing Condominium Association, where he lived for more than 30 years.
Bob is survived by his brother, Tom W. Perry, Jr. (wife Sharon) of Cocoa Beach, FL., his nephew Kenneth C. Perry (children Mara and Zane) of Salisbury, MD, and nieces Amy and Vanessa and their children. He is also survived by several cousins and other Perry family members of Wingate, NC and members of the Allen family of Virginia Beach. “Uncle Bob” will be remembered fondly and missed by his family. While he never married, Bob had many good, personal life-long friends including Jesse Fanshaw (wife Mary), Tom Belangia (wife Donnie) and Ken Eichelberger (wife Judy). Each and every calendar quarter wherein each of them had a birthday, Jesse, Tommy, Kenny and Bob would go out for dinner. The “Birthday Boys” did this every calendar quarter for over 40 years. Bob also had numerous professional colleagues and acquaintances from his various careers. He will be greatly missed by his friends.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 9 to 10 am. The funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, Bob would ask that a donation be made to St. Mary’s Children’s Home, 6171 Kempsville Cir, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Our dear friend and our 1963 NHS classmate Ruth Ann Bruner Fodge passed away in Rockville, Maryland on Tuesday February 2, 2021.
Ruth received her Bachelor Degree from East Texas State University in 1968 and her Master’s Degree in North Texas in 1972. She is survived by her husband Douglas Fodge and two sons Damon and Kyle Fodge.
There is no service planned at this time due to COVID.
Bettie Ann Pope Cantrell, 75, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Mrs. Cantrell was born in Portsmouth, VA, a daughter of the late Amelia L. House Pope and Robert Wilson Pope. She graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, VA and from Chowan University in NC She worked in drafting with the Engineering Department of Bell South/AT&T for thirty-five years and also with H & R Block as a tax advisor for eighteen years. Mrs. Cantrell was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She loved traveling, exercising and her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Shelmon Bruce Cantrell.
Surviving are her daughter, Pamela Cantrell; grandchildren, Patrick Pforr, Nickolas Kaltsunis and Sklya Burnette; sister, Angela Wimbley, and brother, Bill Pope (Vivian).
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Florence National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Tuesday at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, social distancing will be observed.
Peggy Anne Clanton, 75, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on September 11, 2020.
Born and raised in Norfolk, VA, she graduated from Norview High School and attended JMU and ODU. She retired from the Naval Supply Center as a Systems Analyst after 34 years of service.
Peggy is survived by a sister, Nancy Davidson; brother, Maynard Clanton (Nancy); three nieces and a nephew.
A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Beloved wife, mother, and friend, Barbara Ann Joyner, 74, of Lexington died Friday, July 10, 2020.
Barbara was born July 13, 1945, in Baltimore, Md.; she was the daughter of the late William “Mel” Hanna and Evelyn Virginia Souders Hanna and sister of the late Donald “Bruce” Hanna.
As a 1967 graduate from Mary Baldwin College, she married her high school sweetheart, James Nurney Joyner Jr. While the two traveled the world as a military family, they raised two children, Virginia “Pebble” West and James “Jamie” Nurney Joyner III. Through over 13 moves, the final one to Lexington in 1996, Barbara made a real home everywhere the family landed.
Barbara was an exceptional cook, an avid reader, and member of the same book club for over 20 years. She did the Sunday Washington Post crossword in ink and had a hidden passion for rock and roll.
Barbara was an active member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and with the culinary ministries committee, and at the time of her death was leading the church’s prayer chain and serving as the Bible Study leader and chairperson of Ruth Circle. Wherever she was, whether at home or on travels, Barbara made everyone feel welcomed and like family.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 52 years, James Nurney Joyner Jr.; her children, James Nurney Joyner III and wife, Laura, of Lexington, and Virginia Joyner West and husband, Ken, of Culpeper; and her three grandchildren, Caroline Joyner, and Hanna and Alex West. She was predeceased by her grandson, Thomas Joyner.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Lexington Presbyterian Church or the Rockbridge Regional Library. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.
Donald Lee Manning, 74, of Chesapeake, VA, passed away on December 15, 2019. He was the son of the late James and Lee Manning, and also predeceased by a son, Patrick Shaun Manning. Donnie worked for Ford Motor Company in Norfolk for 36 years. He was a coach, sportsman, hunter and enjoyed doing all of it with his beloved grandchildren. Donnie was a man who never knew a stranger, and was much loved by all. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy; son Scott Manning (Julia); daughter Tiffany Byrum (Kenny); grandchildren Nick, Cam and Rayne Manning, Mitchell Byrum (Tori) and Trent and Mason Byrum; and one great-grandchild, Melanie Byrum. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, 524 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322, with Pastor Derrick Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Virginia Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Myrna Joyce Brooks (nee: Powell), 74 years of age, and a resident of Berlin Hts., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 25, 2019, at Avon Cleveland Clinic following a sudden illness.Mryna was born January 30, 1945, in Norfolk, Va. where she was raised and lived most of her life. Berlin Heights has been her home for the last six years.Myrna spent most of her life as a bookkeeper alongside her husband in their family business, Trinity Electric. She was also a deputy sheriff for the Virginia Beach Sheriff Department for 17 years. Myrna was a member of Church of the Open Door Vermilion Campus. She enjoyed flower gardening, vegetable gardening, and quilting. She had a special fondness for her pet cats, but treasured her husband and family above all.She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of fifty-five years, Charles "Charlie" Brooks; her son Dan (Denise) Brooks of Wakeman; her daughter Carol Faye (Jim) Brooks Ruhnke of Louisville, Ky.; her grandchildren Ryan Ruhnke, Christine "Chrissy" Ruhnke, Brooke Stanic; one great granddaughter Elizabeth Batley; and her sister Bonnie Bussjager of Newport News, Va.She was preceded in death by three siblings, and her parents Henry and Myrtle Powell (nee: Beasley).Friends may call Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Church of the Open Door Vermilion Campus, 1230 Beechview, Vermilion, OH 44089.The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Church of the Open Door Vermilion Campus, 1230 Beechview, Vermilion, OH 44089.For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 2019.
Ann Stanfield Burnette, 73, died peacefully at the Williamsburg Hospice House with family and friends by her side on October 1, 2018. Ann was born in Norfolk, and a 1963 graduate of Norview High School, where she met her husband of 49 years, Henry C. Burnette, Jr. After living abroad as a military wife, Ann moved to the peninsula in 1978. She retired from Allstate Insurance in 2011. She was an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church for 39 years, where she served in various ministries. Singing was Ann's passion, both in church choir and the Sweet Adelines International chorus. She was also a member of the Jamestowne Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ann was known for her sweet personality, her friendly nature, and her devotion to her family. She is survived by her three children, Michael Burnette (Robyn) of Manassas, VA, Lori Burnette of West Orange, NJ, and Jennifer Ogger (Andreas) of Birmingham, AL. She treasured her two grandchildren, Sophie and Finn Ogger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edith Stanfield, her husband, Henry C. Burnette, Jr., and an infant son, Matthew Clay Burnette. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Yorktown on Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. with reception immediately following. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Williamsburg Hospice House, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
William G. ("Bill") Carr, 73, of Chesapeake passed away peacefully May 25, 2018. He was born February 9, 1945 in Wallace, North Carolina to William J. Carr and Florine Carr. He was predeceased by his father and daughter-in-law Susan B. Carr. Bill retired as a supervisor from the Virginia Beach Schools Transportation Department with 26 years of service. We will never see another school bus and not think of him. As Bill's friends and family can attest, he never knew a stranger and could always find someone to talk to...and was never at a loss for words. When they finished their conversation, Bill always knew where they were born and their birthday. Left to cherish his memory: loving wife of 52 years, Louise; sons David of Chesapeake and Paul of Kill Devil Hills, NC; 2 grandchildren, Rheagan and Ashton of Chesapeake; mother Flo Carr, sister Jackie Crabtree (John); nephews Michael, Jason, and Timmy Shepherd and their families in Camden, NC. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Road in Chesapeake. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. The The Rev. Tom Mercer will officiate. The family would like to thank the staff of Sentara Hospice Services for the compassionate care they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to Sentara Foundation-Hampton Roads, 6015 Poplar Hall Dr. Suite 308, Norfolk VA 23502 or the Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive Suite 102 Norfolk, VA 23502. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.
Elmer Ray Barnes, 73, of Norfolk, VA, passed through the Golden Gates to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Brenda; beloved son, Curtis; his brothers, Michael and Arnold Barnes; his sister-in-law, Karen Barnes; and sister, Joan Burk. Ray was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Barnes and parents, Evelyn and Elmer Barnes.
Ray was a passionate Harley Davidson rider. He graduated from Norview High School and retired from Lucent Technologies. He was a member of Diamond Springs Disciples of Christ Christian Church. A visitation will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, 1457 Independence Blvd. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Virginia - Sandra T Donahue, 74, of Narrows, VA and formerly of Norfolk, VA, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg, VA. She was born in Norfolk, VA on May 17, 1943, and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Alter Hatfield Taplin, and her husband Robert H Donahue.
Survivors include her daughters Theresa Horner and her husband Roger of Nevada, and Roxanne Baker and her husband Paul of Narrows, VA; three grandchildren; her brother Jerry E. Wood and his wife Carolyn of Chesapeake, VA; her sister Diana Wiehe and her husband Rich of Grand Blanc, MI.
The family will receive friends at the Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 Virginia Beach Bllvd., Norfolk, VA on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 noon until 1:00 pm. Funeral Services will follow with the Rev Donald O'Dey officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, VA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made in her memory to Wikel Community Baptist Church, P O Box 22, Lindside, WV 24951. The arrangements are with the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, VA. and Woodlawn Funeral Home in Norfolk, VA. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.
SUSAN TERESA TUCKER "Terry" (Age 72) Of Springfield, VA, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Fairfax Hospital. Beloved sister of Rob Tucker; daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Tucker. The family will receive friends at the MONEY AND KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Monday, August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8 at 11 a.m. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park. Online guestbook is available atwww.moneyandking.com
Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2017.
LEWELLYN, Linda P. – of Clio, age 71, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Montrose. Family friend Morrie Fikes officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9PM and on Wednesday from 10AM until time of services at 11AM. Contributions may be made to the Clio Center for the Arts, 3370 W. Vienna Rd., Clio, MI 48420. Linda was born June 18, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late Harold and Robbie Lou (Long) Powell. She married John Lewellyn on May 9, 1974 in Elizabeth City, NC. They resided in Montrose for over 30 years moving to Clio for the past 7 years. Linda was employed as a Registered Nurse for many years. She was active in Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts and had been camp nurse at Camp Tapico. She served as secretary of the Montrose Lions Club and was a member of the Flint Institute of Arts. She enjoyed working with pottery and encouraged children how to work with pottery. Surviving are: Husband, John; Daughter, Melissa (Randy) Withey of Flint; Son, John (Kimberly) Lewellyn of Burton; Grandchildren: Sloan Withey, Chase Withey, and Kelsey Lewellyn; Brother, William (Patty) Powell of Daytona Beach, FL; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Her brother, Dixon Powell, also preceded her in death. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com O'Guinn Family Funeral Home Montrose Chapel 810.639.6181
Carol Underwood Boyce, 71, passed away July 9, 2016. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Robert and Virginia Kirby Underwood; she was also preceded by her sister, Bobbie Clemmons and her husband Randy. Carol retired from Sandler Foods after 30 years of service. She loved the beach and spent much of her time there. If she wasn’t on the sand, you would find her deep in book or watching a movie. However her biggest joy in life was watching her grandson Blake play baseball. Later in life she developed a love for the Washington Nationals and never missed a game.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving son, Bill Boyce, his girlfriend Dara Collins; her cherished grandson, Blake Boyce; sisters, Mary Nelson and her husband Ray, Nancy Patchell and her husband Wayne; the Boyce family, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
ROLAND C. (BILLY) JACKSON
Peninsula - Yorktown, Va. Roland (Billy) Jackson, 71, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. He retired in 1983 from the US Army following 20 years of service to his country. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and an avid NASCAR fan. He was a 1963 graduate of Norview High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Joyce Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife Deanna Jackson; a son Sean (Jane) of Yorktown; daughter Michelle Gainor of San Angelo, Texas; brother Larry Jackson (Ruth) of Chesapeake, 5 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Morningside Assisted Living and the ICU staff of Mary Immaculate Hospital.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in the Chapel of Amory's Funeral Home on Grafton Road in Yorktown, Virginia. Services will be private.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 28, 2016.
North Carolina - Geraldine Neilsen Stevens, 71, Smithfield, NC, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at SECU Hospice Home after a brief, brave and courageous battle with lung cancer. Geri dearly loved her family and especially loved their annual family vacations on Oak Island. Geri's smile was infectious, her generosity was profound, and her goodness was bountiful to all who knew her. She was a small business owner committed to enhancing the customer's delight with custom created balloon bouquets and a variety of craft items for any occasion.
Geri was born on January 9, 1945, in Norfolk, VA, the youngest daughter to Ward and Elizabeth Neilsen. She is preceded in death by her parents and older brother Robert Neilsen. She is survived by her determinedly devoted husband of 49 years, Dean C. Stevens, dedicated daughters and son-in-law, Beth and Joseph McFadyen of Florence, SC, and Emily Stevens of Chapel Hill, NC, loving grandsons Andrew McFadyen and Jacob McFadyen, beloved sister and brother-in-law Jacqueline and Gordon West, Norfolk, VA, brother-in-law David E. Stevens, Smithfield, NC and nieces and nephews: Jenean Todd, Mark West, Kenneth Neilsen, Amy Woolard, Molly Williams and Kim Hart.
Norfolk - 69, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Suzanne was born on September 24th, 1945 in Norfolk and lived her life there. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Suzanne's kindness, wisdom and laughter will be missed by all. Suzanne was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, a graduate of Norview High School and retired from Bank of America.
Suzanne is preceded in death by her husband, J. Winston Cherry and her parents, Gilbert and Virginia Lee Putze. She is survived by her daughter Lynnette Granto and husband Carmen of Malvern, Pennsylvania, and her daughter Rebecca Moreno and husband Jimmy of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by four beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Alex and Will Granto, and Xavier Moreno.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502. A message of condolence may be left for the family at www.woodlawngroup.com.
Richard Elliott "Santa" Strickland, 69, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in his home. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was a Welder and Planner Estimator with NADAP. Left to cherish his memory are his partner of 27 years, Edith Regula; son, Andy Strickland; brothers, Larry Basham and Sonny Shipp; a sister, Annabelle; one nephew and nieces. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Miles Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Edith Regula. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Richard-Elliott-Santa-Strickland/Norfolk-VA/1475009#sthash.XFytwKbj.dpuf
Mildred M. Moke
Virginia Beach - Mildred M. "Anita" Moke, 69, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 in her home.Born in Washington State, she was the widow of Dr. William Henry Moke. She was also preceded in death by her father, Joseph M. Murray.
Mildred was an avid collector of all things Christmas. She was a loving mother and daughter and will be dearly missed by all who knew her, especially by her son, Chris. Left to cherish her memory are her son, William C. Moke; mother, Mildred Aycock Murray; a nephew, David Murden and a niece, Stacy Morse.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2015 at Rosewood Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Norfolk - James Albert Tatem, Jr., 90, a Norfolk native, passed away at Harbor's Edge on Wed., Dec. 24, 2014. He was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Granby High School in 1942 then attended the Citadel. He entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and after discharge attended William and Mary College. He graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. Degree in Physical Education in 1949 and received his Master's Degree of Education from Columbia College in New York City in 1953. Al received his Doctorate of Physical Education at Springfield College in 1973.
In 1950 he worked at South Norfolk High School as a football and wrestling coach. In 1952 he coached several sports at Norview High School. Al left education for several years to be part of the insurance business world. During that time he was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He served as President of the Norfolk Junior Chamber and held offices on the local, regional and state level.
Al re-entered the education field in 1956 at Norview High School as football, wrestling and tennis coach and remained there until 1960. From 1956 to 1962 he was the Tennis Pro at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. During this time he helped to form the Norfolk Tennis Patrons Association. While at the "Club" a trophy tradition was begun to honor "The Most Sportsmanlike Junior of the Year".
In 1960 he joined the staff at Old Dominion College as its first official tennis coach. During his stay at what is now O.D.U. he wrote a book called "Tennis Everyone", it was used as the text book for all of the tennis classes. Proceeds went to aid the Physical Education Dept. Al started the Elder Hostel Program at the University and this program was active for several years. As part of the sports program he was asked to develop the intramural program and served as the Director for several years before his retirement in 1984 at which time they elected him Emeriti Associate Professor of O.D.U.
After retirement he became interested in nutrition, real estate, and once again insurance. At this point he began taking a larger interest in Shriners and Masonry. He was a 50 year member of both. While being involved in the Shriners he became the Shrine Oyster Bowl Chairman for 4 years. During that time they also supported and sponsored the Shrine Golf Tournament with funds going to the Shrine Transportation Fund. He, also, founded the Chapter of Teocalli #117 which was originated in Mexico to assist crippled and burned children.
Al was preceded in death by his parents Norma Wingfield and James Albert Tatem, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Phyllis Sawyer Tatem; cousins, Barbara Anne Steffe (Wilson), Jean Bates (John), Roger Tatem (Mary), Mrs. E. L. Milner, Mrs. Billy Millner, Mrs. Al Milner, Freer Gray Kiger, Jr., (Diane), Mrs. Karen Schroeder (John) ; and god-sons, Jackson Davies (Carla) and Freer Gray Kiger III.
Our thanks to the staff of Harbor's Edge Memory Support Unit for their care during the last 7½ months. He was, also, loved and cared for by "Just Like Family" for 1½ years.
Al was a member of the Unity of Tidewater Church in Virginia Beach.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tues., January 6, 2015 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. A reception will follow the service. Burial of his cremains will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the "Coach Tatem Tennis Memorial Fund" at Harbor's Edge branch of Towne Bank, the Khedive Shrine Temple Transportation Fund, or to a charity of the donor's choice
H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com.
Henry Clay Burnette, Jr., 69, died at home on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
He was born in Corpus Christi, TX and grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a 1963 graduate of Norview High School.
Henry was a musician in the US Air Force, retiring in 1987. He was an esteemed trumpet player and a celebrated jazz soloist. He was highly regarded throughout his military career, serving at Langley AFB and in Europe.
Henry was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Ann. They were high school sweethearts and enjoyed a 49 year marriage. He is also survived by his children, Michael Burnette (Robyn) of Fairfax, VA, Lori Burnette of New York City, Jennifer Ogger (Andreas) of Birmingham, AL, and his beloved granddaughter Sophie Anne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry C. Burnette, Sr. and Jeanette C. Burnette, and his infant son, Matthew Clay Burnette.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at St Luke’s United Methodist Church in Grafton at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk immediately following.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
While Henry and I were first acquainted in junior high school, we became friends when we taught Driver Ed during our junior year in high school. I had a 1955 Ford coupe and Henry had a T-Bird (1959 I think) We often left school during lunch to eat at the new McDonald’s on Military Highway. Since leaving school without permission was not allowed, we parked our cars on the access road on Sewells Point Road which was less conspicuous than parking in front of the school within the view of the spying eyes of Mr. Leidy, the Assistant Principle. We took lunch off-campus frequently during our junior year. However, in the Spring of 1962, we had a surprise waiting when we exited Henry’s T-Bird when returning from lunch. It was Mr. Leidy. He had been hiding behind bushes near the empty parking space waiting to escort us to his office and expel us for a week from school. That seemed like excessive punishment, but we took it in stride and ate at McDonald’s that week without need of his permission.
In addition to being a good friend, Henry was truly a talented musician. When I first met him in junior high, I marveled that he could sight-read all the music like he’d been playing them for years. Music never seemed to be a challenge for him, it was instinctive. Henry was low-key and sometimes introverted, but with his trumpet, he became an extrovert, and boy, he could make a beautiful and powerful sound.
We all miss you and your great talent. Rest in peace my friend.
From HAYWARD BISHOP on January 3rd, 2016
HENRY WAS OUR `STAR' TRUMPETER/SOLOIST AT NORVIEW.HE PLAYED WITH A LOT OF POWER AND COMMAND OF THE INSTRUMENT. OUR BAND (HALF BEATS) USED TO BUY OUR SUPPLIES FROM BURNETTE'S MUSIC STORE ,ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS FROM INGLESIDE RD. HIS MOM WAS A `PISTOL' AND WE ENJOYED KIDDING WITH HER ,BUT SHE ALWAYS GOT THE LAST WORD. SHE WAS OUR MUSIC STORE MOM. HENRY WAS VERY SHY ABOUT HIS TALENT WHEN COMPLIMENTED,BUT DESERVED THOSE COMPLIMENTS, AS HE PROVED LATER. WHEN WE HEAR THAT GREAT TRUMPET IN THE SKY,WHO KNOWS,IT COULD BE HENRY.
The picture of Wayne Lusk in some skates he called "senior skates" and he invented them! He was raised in Estabrook and went to Coleman Place Elementary and then on to Norview schools. He was living in Roanoke for about a year and before that in St. Louis, Mo. caring for his mother and worked for St. Louis Electric. He loved building furniture and working on computers. Never married or had kids. He was a great friend to me thru the years and I already miss him.
There was a time, when I was young,
We sat back and watched the sun,
It went from fro and back and then
Dropped back behind the horizon line.
We talked and laughed while the vigil we kept,
Dimmed into the star light nite with all the Milky Way stars so very bright.
Shira Taylor June 23, 2012
Shira Bea Taylor, 69, went to be with her God and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. Born February 2, 1945 in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Blake and Edith Frances Taylor. Shira was a talented artist and enjoyed painting still-life, landscapes, and portraits. She also enjoyed the fellowship of her sisters in the faith where they would work together on crafts and projects at the First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, where she was a member for many years. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family whom she dearly loved. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her loving memory are her daughters, Tamathae Harden and her husband, Aaron, Shira Gant, and Aulinda Werching; sister, Inga Hines and her husband, Charles; grandchildren, Kenny and Addison Edwards, Joseph Suddith, Kayla Burns, Carrie Wersching, Jacob Gandt, and Caleb, Joshua, and Elijah Harden; great-grandchildren, Allie Edwards and grandson Suddith who is due to arrive in October 2014; nieces and nephews, Willie Widgeon, Deena Smith and her husband, Fred, Joseph and Anthony Widgeon, Tara and Cary Cofer IV, and Ryan Hite; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Crystal Sisouphanh, Nathan and Seth Widgeon, Jason, Ashleigh, Dylan and Savannah Slonaker, Victoria Slonaker, Cary Cofer V, and Hayden Cofer.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
Candace (Candy) Reed Warren, 67 of Virginia Beach, VA passed away peacefully on December 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born to the late Kenneth and Muriel Reed , Sept. 19, 1946 in Portsmouth, Va. Candy is survived by her soul mate and loving husband Troy J. Warren of 23 years, and her brother Thomas Reed of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Candy graduated in 1963 from Norview High School at the age of 16 and received Masters Degrees from University of Virginia and Old Dominion University. Candy taught at Booker T. Washington High School for over 30 years. She was a passionate teacher with a gift for making each child feel special. Candy
Chesapeake - Jackie Cochran Lovelace, 68, of Cobblewood Arch passed away October 24, 2013. He was born in Norfolk to the late Elbert L. and Mabel McClellan Lovelace. Jackie served his country in the United States Army, was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Countyline Hunt Club.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia S. "Faye" Lovelace; a daughter, Angela F. Lovelace; two sons, Michael Lovelace and Kevin Lovelace; five grandchildren; a sister, Linda Linheart and a brother, Claude Lovelace.
The family will receive friends at 917 Wynngate Drive, Chesapeake on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services and burial will be private. Please visit his Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a note to the family.
Ronald Baldwin Munsey
Norfolk - Ronald Baldwin Munsey, of Norfolk, Va. passed away peacefully on October 22, 2012. He was born January 13, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel C. and Jessica Baldwin Munsey. He is survived by one sister Rebecca M. Coley and husband Charlie. One niece Holley M. Stone and Husband Duane. Two great nieces (the Stone girls) Jessica and Julia. Ron worked for McDonald Garden Center in Va. Beach for 38 years as a Landscape Designer and Tree Salesman. Ron was an accomplished painter of landscapes. He loved history and visiting historical sites. Ron will be missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Camp of Norfolk, Va. and everyone on the Thomas Palliative Care floor at VCU Massey Cancer Center for all their support and care during Ron's illness.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hanover Memorial Park, 4447 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville Va, 23111.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Thomas Palliative Care fund, Massey Cancer Center P.O. Box 980214, Richmond Va. 23298-0214, or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville Va.
Oh my goodness, this is the first I have heard about John. He worked with my mother, Frankie Broome, at J.C. Penney's. I remember his two room mates and going dancing with him (I was in high school). He picked out my prom dress and had a corsage made to match a piece of the material. I have so many memories flooding my mind right now. I saw him about 15 years ago when he was working at Greenbrier mall and he didn't recognize me but when I told him who I was he asked what happened to my freckles (they are mostly age spots). What a kind and talented person. He used to do the art shows at Southern Shopping Center and people would always ask us if we took dance classes together. He was one of my all time favorite dance partners.
From Brenda Shirah on October 6th, 2013
What a great friend he was from junior high up. He was one of the gang of fun lovers. He will be so missed.
Albert W. Outten
Portsmouth - Albert (Bill) Outten 68, of Portsmouth went on a fishing trip in the eternal waters, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Born in Norfolk , Virginia, he was the son of the late Albert and Freda Outten. He was preceded in death by his daughter Samantha Mason. Bill retired as a Federal Police Officer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was an active member in Parrott Breeders of Virginia. Bill leaves behind Marie his beloved wife of 20 years, one daughter, Susan Michelle Pierce of Maine, two sons Michael Outten (Robin) of Maine, Jimmy Outten, grandchildren Mary and Alice Williams, Rhiannon, Quentin, Mazaron Pooler and several other grandchildren. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com
YORKTOWN - Joseph J. Imburgia Jr., of Yorktown, 67 years of age, died suddenly at home Feb. 29, 2012.
He was born in Wareham, Mass., in 1944. He was the eldest son of Betty Jean Thomas Imburgia King and the late Joseph J. Imburgia Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan R. Imburgia of Yorktown; his sons, Joseph J. Imburgia of Yorktown, and David S. Imburgia and his wife, Ange McCormack Imburgia of Grafton; his daughters, Lesley Jeanette Mink and her husband, J.R. Mink Jr. and their two sons, Jacob A. Mink and Caleb J. Mink of Lynchburg, and Mary Christina Miller and her husband, Charles V. Miller IV and their children, Charles V. Miller V, and Kaitlyn Marie Miller of Gloucester; his mother, Betty Jean Thomas Imburgia King of Virginia Beach; his brothers, Samuel Imburgia of Denver, Kenneth K. King, Jr. and his wife, Frances King of Chattanooga; his sister, Jamie Kellam and her husband, Robert Kellam of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proud to serve in the USAF during the Vietnam War, where he served three tours in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines with the 1st Mobile Communications Group and "Rivet Top." As an entrepreneur, he was the owner and operator of Process Control Services, Ltd., in Seaford, Va., for 30 years. Most recently, he was a senior designer at Whitman Requardt and Associates. He was an active volunteer his entire life, contributing to the community through coaching the Seaford Bulldogs, York County Volunteer Rescue Squad, REACT, MARS, CERT and former VP of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (KI4LXT). He was an assistant section emergency coordinator with ARES, volunteer examiner with W5YI as a volunteer examiner coordinator, a member of Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee, volunteer spotter for the National Weather Service Skywarn system, and a fixture of the Marlbank Cove Home Owners Association for over 12 years. He was a teacher, mentor and friend to many. After decades of continual volunteer service, Joe's likely only regret would be that he didn't have more time to contribute. Joe knew no strangers in his life here. He was quick witted and always ready with a corny joke that never fell flat. His smile and presence will surely be missed by more people than can ever be expressed.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Amory Funeral Home, in Grafton, Va. The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m., with a reception immediately afterward at the Marlbank Cove Clubhouse. A graveside service will be held at noon Monday, March 5, 2012, in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donation may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from March 2 to March 5, 2012
I was going thru the video of the 1963 reunon of the Norview calss of'63 and at the end they were showing at list of people "no longer with us'. I was a graduate of Norview but in 1965. I was a fellow band member with him. While most in the "sousaphone/tuba" section looked down on me and gave a rationing all the time, I was one of those that the Norfolk Ciy School System kept at Norview Jr. for their freshman year of high school, those from other parts of the Norview district were allowed to statrt 9 th grade at the high school year so the thought they were much better than of us who could not. Joe took me under his wing as a senoir band member and because of his kindness I did not quit. He got to meet my family who lived in Fox Hall, my father who owned a sign shop and Joe got along well at the ball games and the one year Joe and my father got to spend together at the Xmas tree lot. You don't actually think about people who you have met back in school, Brent Coltraine was a family friend and a boyhood frien and then he was gone too soon. At our 45th reunion in 2010, who would've thought I'd live that long, I saw the little cansdles with peoples names on them and then I remembered I was first married to a Camille (Cami) Randolph in 1967-1971 and had heard from my daughter, this is my 3rd. marriage, it has lasted 38 yrs. Guess you just gotta find the right one,huh? that she had died. I told someone there at the reunion and they said they would have a candle for her at the next one. Joe hung around with anoter fellow who also was a senior in1963 and was in the band and he too did the same as Joe did in regards to keeping me in band. Joe once told me "Lee those other guys are scared of you as far as musical talent is concerened, you are so much better than them, and don't think that you weren't well known by our director,Mr.Ricardo, before you came from the jr. high school. He wanted to have you here last year, had you been here last year you would have been the "section leader" and not the jerk who is there, and that is what they have against you' I will always be grateful to what he did for me. I'm just sorry that I never got the chance to talk to him later in life, he must have been a fine person by just reading his credits in his obit. Mine will not be anywhere near that. Lee Barry Norview Class of '65, but a friend of Joe Imburgia Norview Class of '63. Go Pilots. You may e-mail me if you wish, I'd like to hear more of Joe. My father died in Sept.,1993 and my mother in Sept.,1999.
Robert S. Leonard Jr.
Chesapeake - Robert S. Leonard, Jr., 66, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Norfolk General Hopsital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Norfolk, Va., on April 30, 1945, he was the son of the late Irene and Robert Leonard, Sr. He was also predeceased by a very special nephew, Fred Adkins.
Bob was a graduate of Norview High School. He served as a Firefighter for the City of Norfolk Fire Department from December 1966 to June of 1997. He was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon. Bob lived a selfless life in service to others.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Margaret Leonard; sister, Pat Breedlove (Don); five children, Chris Leonard (Elizabeth Beatty), Amy Leonard Fries (Ted), Wendy Westphal, Victoria Daniels (Barry), and Billy Goodwin (Sheryl); 12 grandchildren, Monica Daniels, Thomas Goodwin, Michael Daniels, Steven Westphal, Anthony Goodwin, Barry Daniels, Jr., Amanda Daniels, Timothy Goodwin, Rachel Westphal, Abigail A. Leonard, Noah Leonard, and Eli Fries; four beautiful great grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service in Celebration of Bob's wonderful life will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Elbow Road, Chesapeake, with Pastor Harry Vanderford officiating. The interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow the interment in the church Fellowship Hall.
The viewing will begin on Monday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
Bob will be sorely missed but his family knows he is in a glorious place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 504 Ruby Ct, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3100.
Friends are invited to send condolences and to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on February 12, 2012
BOBBY HAD AN IMPRESSIVE CHARACTER AND WAS KIND TO MY WEIRD SENSE OF HUMOR -- HE ALWAYS GOT IT ! HE WAS SMART AND NEVER STUFFY OR RUDE. IF ONE WAS TO GO TO THE `DESIGN - A - FRIEND ' SIGHT , THEY'D MOST CERTAINLY SEE BOBBY'S PICTURE AT THE TOP. WE DIDN'T PAL AROUND VERY MUCH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT HIS PERSONALITY CAUSED ME TO REMEMBER HIM AS A `GOOD GUY' PERIODICALLY OVER ALL THESE YEARS.
Chesapeake - Leonard W. Midgette, 69, passed away on Decemeber 30, 2011. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Milyn; children, Leslie Copeland (Art), Kari Midgette, Bobby Howerin (Deborah), Tobie Larson (Darwin), and Christy O'Leary (Shawn); 12 grandchildren; Hayley, Maddy, Sydney, Lena, Jayln, Preston, Caroline, Claire, Amanda, Sawyer, Jordan, and Allie. Memorial service will be held at Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Rd., Va Bch, VA 23455 in the Oliver Chapel on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1PM. Pastor Chuck Shumate will be officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chesapeake Fire and Rescue Service. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322 is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to www.altmeyer.com.
From Kari Midgette Anderson on September 17th, 2014
I just happened to be googling my Dad's name (I dunno why), and then I see this tribute for Norview HS. I click there and get to see none other than my Dad's football pic. This really made my day as I miss him dearly. Not a day goes by where I dont think of my Dad, something he said, something he taught me or just a memory. He is missed by many including his grandchildren who will always treasure him! I miss you every day!!! I'll Love you forever, I'll Love you for always, as long as I'm living, My Daddy You'll Be!!!
Mary Leslie Smith, 66, of Mill Dam Road, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 in her home.
Born July 10, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Josephine Darsey. She was the widow of Williard V. Smith.
Survivors include her son, Kevin Michael Stewart; a grandson, Robert Charles Stewart; a sister, Frances Schandel and husband Dave; nephews, Brian and Jeff; close friends, Julie McCallum, Donald White and Mary Bell.
Betty Jo Densmore VIRGINIA BEACH - Betty Jo Densmore passed away July 23, 2011. She was the widow of William F. Densmore who passed away June 26, 2011. Betty was an active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than three years, the Eagles Club and Atlantic Shores Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, C.W. "Bill" and Esther F. Leary and a brother, David S. Leary, all of Virginia Beach. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. in Calvary Assembly of God, 4925 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater assisted the family.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on August 14, 2011
Linda M. Chapman NORFOLK - Linda M. Chapman, 65, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, July 20, 2010. Linda was retired from the Norfolk General District Court, Civil Division with 40 years of service. She was the daughter of the late Janell and David Culpepper. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Janell Wilson of Norfolk; her son, Vernon M. Chapman Jr. and his wife Carolyn Chapman; her daughter, Merri J. Chapman; two grandchildren, Christine and Michael Chapman; niece, Julie Asbra; and nephew, David Wilson. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to an organization close to your heart in Linda's name. You may offer your love and condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from August 4 to August 5, 2010
Sandra F. Trout, 65, of Hunker, died Friday, June 18, 2010, in Easy Living Estates in Hunker. Born March 11, 1945, in Sampson, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Eugene Atmar and Emily Cooper Mount. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an aide by Westmoreland Manor near Greensburg. She was a member of Harvest Community Church of Bullskin Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Trout. Surviving are a son, Frank Trout and his wife, Sondra, of Ruffsdale; two daughters, Dawn Perez and her husband, Richard, of Wilmington, Ohio, and Anne Keener, of Norvelt; seven grandchildren; a brother, Donald Mount and his wife, Maxine, of New York; and a sister, Julie Chanson and her husband, Freddie, of Charleston, S.C. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with her pastor, Robert W. Allison, officiating. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Albert Gallatin Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, Suite 400, Scottdale, PA 15683 or to Harvest Community Church of Bullskin Township, 104 Fraser Ave., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666.
Garland E. Bennett Jr. NORFOLK - Garland E. Bennett Jr., 64, passed away March 20, 2010. A native of Norfolk, he was born May 30, 1945 to the late Garland and Helen Bennett. Garland was a graduate of Norview High School, Class of 1963. For a number of years he was a pipefitter at Norshipco, then he became a real estate broker and started his own business, Bennett Realty. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Adrianne Bennett Wilson; brother, Carlton F. Bennett; and grandson, Charlie Wilson, all of Virginia Beach. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care provided by the nursing staff at Consulate Health Care and Medi Home Health and Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Courthouse Community United Methodist Church, 2708 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 with a reception to follow at the home of Adrianne and Scot Wilson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice Foundation, 1112 B. Eden Way North, Chesapeake, VA 23320, 420-7192. To celebrate the life of Garland, please visit his Everlasting Memorial at www.smithandwilliams kempsville.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from March 23 to March 25, 2010
Rightmeyer, Richard D.
Aug. 5, 1943 - March 7, 2010
Richard D. Rightmeyer, 66, of Nokomis, died March 7, 2010.
Services will be at a later date in Nokomis. Arrangements are by National Cremation and Burial Society, Sarasota.
Survivors include his sister, Cookie of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Pete of Norfolk, Va., and Jimmie of Virginia Beach.
Published in Herald Tribune from March 11 to March 12, 2010
Johnnie Rufus McRoy, Jr., 64, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away February 5, 2010, in Norfolk, VA. A native of Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Johnnie Rufus and Julia Elizabeth McRoy. He retired form the Ford Motor Company, Norfolk Plant as an Inspector. He was a member of the U.A.W. Union and was a U.S. Naval veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Shaunty and husband Kevin of Olathe, KS and Lori Kurth and husband Michael of Tomahawk, WI; a brother, Joseph McRoy of Oklahoma; and five grandchildren, Kevin Jr., Kory, Sydney, Emma and Nathan.
All services will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel is handling the arrangements.
H. Lee Dowdy, Jr., 65, of the 900 block of Norview Avenue, died October 20, 2009, in his home. He was born in Norfolk, VA and was the son of the late Herman Dowdy, Sr., and Dorothy (Moore) Dowdy. Lee graduated from Norview High School and Old Dominion University, finishing with a B.A. in History. He was employed by C & P Telephone Company and later self-employed as an antique car dealer. He was an avid antique car, clock and watch collector. Herman is survived by four cousins, Rodger and David Dowdy, Vicky Baker and Elizabeth Ann Smith; uncles, John, Al, and Kenny Moore; and aunt, Margie (Moore) Jamison; and numerous cousins and friends. He wished to be remembered simply as a reliable friend. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Herman-Lee-Dowdy-Jr./Norfolk-VA/717381#sthash.2Q8zD9jj.dpuf
Millard M. Hanbury ANNISTON, Ala. - Memorial services for Millard Miles Hanbury, 64, will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Anniston Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Hanbury passed away Oct. 11, 2009 at UAB Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Jan Hanbury; son, Scott Hanbury; daughter, Shelly Brothers and her husband Larry Brothers; and son, Kirk Hanbury; and brothers, Wayne Hanbury and Brian Hanbury. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Elsa Hanbury and his daughter, Elizabeth Ruth Hanbury.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on October 13, 2009
ANNISTON — Memorial services for Millard Miles Hanbury, 64, will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with eulogy by Susan Ankrom, Tom Martin and Doug Hamann. Mr. Hanbury passed away on October 11, 2009 at UAB Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Jan Hanbury; son, Scott Hanbury, daughter, Shelly Brothers and her husband, Larry Brothers and son, Kirk Hanbury; six grandchildren, Nicholas (Niko) Alonso, Jake Hanbury, Peter Hanbury, Cody Hanbury, Allison Taylor and Mason Hanbury; three brothers, Wayne Hanbury, Brian Hanbury and Millard Maloney and one sister, Dorothy Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Elsa Hanbury and his daughter, Elizabeth Ruth Hanbury. Mr. Hanbury was a member of the Master Gardeners of Calhoun County and was an avid Harley enthusiast. He was the QA manager for SAIC at the ANCDF. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, always making special time for his children and grandchildren and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Millard Hanbury Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence or St. Jude's Research Hospital. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, Ala. 36206 256-820-0024
Published in The Anniston Star on October 13, 2009
Samuel Larry Newcomb KILL DEVIL HILLS - Samuel Larry Newcomb, 63, passed Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Norfolk. He was the son of Eleanor Wood Newcomb and the late Guy H. Newcomb of Norfolk. He is survived by his wife, Deborah H. Newcomb of the residence. Mr. Newcomb will be remembered for his love of cooking, going fishing with his son, and his passion for the real estate business in which he especially took pride in helping people with their first major home purchase. He also enjoyed watching NFL on TV with his wife and playing with his cat. In addition to his wife, Deborah, he is survived by his son, Daniel Guy Newcomb of Norfolk; a brother, Thomas Guy Newcomb and wife Angela of Richmond; and his grandchildren, Emily Paige Newcomb and William Noah Newcomb. He is also survived by his first wife and mother of his son, Margaret Moncure of Kill Devil Hills. A memorial service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 27, 2009
Sad to see the wit of Larry has left us. I admired his satire and sardonic wit always. My parents of course hated it. When last I saw him, it was the day his wife retired from nursing. He looked elegant and much more dignified than I had ever seen him. His hair was all white and the resemblance to his father was pronounced. One of the most seriously funny men I have ever known. We were friends for almost all our lives and I will miss him for the rest of mine.
Mildred Bailey Furlough, 64, of the 300 block of Gallbush Rd., passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2009, in her home. Born in Norfolk, VA, to the late Charles H. and Evelyn Little Bailey, Mildred was retired from AT & T Telephone where she was an operator for 30 years. She was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church, the Telephone Pioneers Club, CWA and the Tidewater Photography Club. Mildred is survived by her beloved husband of 43 ½ years, William A. "Bill" Furlough; a daughter, Alyssa O'Neal of Suffolk, VA; a son, John A. Furlough and wife Melissa of Virginia Beach, VA; a half-sister, Margaret Caldwell of Fairfax, VA; and four grandchildren, Kathryn Brown, Wulfe O'Neal, Christian Furlough, and Caitlin Furlough. She was predeceased by a sister, Martha Toler. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Thomas L. Mercer, Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave. S., 17th Floor, NY, NY 10016. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Mildred-Bailey-Furlough/Chesapeake-VA/673931#sthash.1YI5whGb.dpuf
Thomas H. Mallery, 64, of Wentzville, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Wayne Doolin officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to National Alliance for Mental Illness. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 23, 1944, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Thomas H. Mallery and Evelyn Gerard Mallery. He was a graduate of Old Dominion University and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. On April 26, 1969, he married Barbara K. Miller, who survives of the home. He had lived in Wentzville the last four years, moving from Marshall, where he had lived since 1972. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Wentzville.
Additional survivors include four children, Mitchell Wade of Salt Lake City, Utah, Wendy Lyle of Maryland Heights, David Wade of Maryland Heights and Mary Lynn Murphy of Wentzville; three grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Mallery of Virginia Beach, Va., Doug Mallery of Chesapeake, Va., and William "Chip" Mallery of St. Mary's, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
VIRGINIA BEACH - Lynn Dize Downing died March 25, 2009, after a brief illness. Lynn is survived by her father, Lenwood and her cousins, Marilyn, Wayne, Chelsea and Chad. She was predeceased by her long time and very beloved partner, Gerry Dorian, whom she missed everyday. Lynn was a longtime resident of Alexandria, Va., but recently returned home to Norfolk. Lynn graduated from Norview High School and obtained a psychology degree from Mary Baldwin College. She worked for more than 20 years as a manager for a telephone company. Her family will always remember her beauty, kindness and laughter and that she never met a cat she didn't like. She will be laid to rest Monday beside her dearly loved mother, Ruth. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6329 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, 23502. The family asks that memorial gifts be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Norfolk SPCA. Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.woodlawngroup.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on March 29, 2009
Norfolk; Joseph William Mizelle, Jr., 63, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 in Chesapeake General hospital. He resided in Coinjock for the past three years.
He was born in Norfolk the son of the late Joseph William Mizelle, Sr. and Elizabeth Baker Mizelle. Joe retired from the Norfolk Fire Department after twenty three years of service. He also worked as a commercial fisherman and was captain of his boat "Shag Nasty". He was part owner with his cousin of Georges Seafood Market. He served for six years in Virginia National Guard. Joe was well known `as an avid hunter in Curritituck and worked as guide with his father.
He is survived by his cousin Wayne K. Whitley and his wife Julia of Virginia Beach. He also leaves many friends who were like family to Joe. The family extends a special thank you to his friend Karl VonSchaaf who helped Joe so much this past year.
A graveside Service will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Moyock Cemetery, Moyock, North Carolina. Pastor Scott Wilson-Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
GREENSBORO — Mr. Danny Lee Black went home to be with His Lord on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at Beacon Place in Greensboro.
Celebration of his life will be held 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Pastor Brett Thompson will be officiating.
Danny was born on September 3, 1944, in Greensboro, the son of Hiram Mack and Robbie Justice Black. He worked 40 years with the Weyerhauser, Inc. team until his retirement. He was an avid Nascar fan. But most of all he loved the beach and beach music. Some of his favorite times were spent "shagging" with his loving wife, Marché under the Boardwalk.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marché Black; his daughters, Breanne Black of Greensboro, Danell Black- Sharpe and husband, Kevin of Kernersville, and Brandi Black of Kernersville; grandchildren, Damian (his pride and joy) and Dominic Black, Marissa Black; special nieces and nephews, Brittney and Taylor Leonard, Tabbitha Leonard, Kyle Leonard and wife, Cody and their daughter, Kylee Leonard whom he loved very much and was commonly known as "Uncle Duck". He will also be deeply missed by his four legged friends, Coyote, Kelsey and Harley.
The family will receive friends for reflection following the service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Weyerhouser, Inc., American Express, East Forsyth Eaglettes, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Bank of America and Seacoast Church for their ongoing support and prayers through this difficult time.
Memorials may be made to Seacoast Church, 2317 Stanley Road, Greensboro, NC 27407 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Laura ReDavid Ahern VIRGINIA BEACH - Laura ReDavid Ahern, 62, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at her home in Fairfax County, Virginia, surrounded by family and friends. Born and raised in Norfolk, Laura and her husband, Michael, have resided in Northern Virginia for the past 18 years where she was an information technology consultant. Daughter of the late Nicholas and Lena ReDavid of Norfolk, Laura graduated from Norview High School in 1963 and later attended Old Dominion University. A loving wife and mother, Laura is survived by her husband, Michael W. Ahern; her two sons, Richard Lawrence of Dublin, Calif., and Michael R. Lawrence of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Heather Lawrence Reams and her husband Christopher of Alexandria, Va.; a stepson, Anthony Ahern and his wife Nina of Virginia Beach; her sister, Bonnie Filek and her husband James of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Abigail and Joshua Lawrence of West Covina, Calif.; and two stepgrandchildren, Dylan and Mason Ahern of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Caldwell Lawrence. She was a devoted wife and mother, a true friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A Christian wake will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday during the visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 3312 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 22, 2008
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LAURA WAS ONE OF THE SWEETEST AND MOST NATURALLY GENTLE LADY'S I EVER MET. SHE NEVER BOUGHT INTO THE FRAT/SORORITY BRAT STUFFINESS THAT WAS SO PERVASIVE AT NORVIEW AT THE TIME . SHE HAD A COMPELLING SMILE AND STOOD OUT IN THE CROWD . SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER. ---- HAYWARD BISHOP, CLASS OF `64
Shirley Gibson Marchant, 62, of the 1600 block of Linden Avenue, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
A native of Norfolk, VA, she was a homemaker and formerly worked in the Accounting Department with BB&T Bank. She was a member of Indian River Baptist Church, sang with the gospel group "His Elect", was director of the Indian River Baptist Senior Choir and assisted as pianist at the church. She was a volunteer worker for several associations.
She is survived by her husband, Gene L. Marchant; her daughter, Jennifer M. Piel of St. Cloud, FL; two sons, William Ervin Marchant and significant other Denise of Suffolk, VA and Edward Lindsay Marchant and wife Cyndi of Chesapeake, VA; and her parents, Edward L. and Dorothy Gibson of Norfolk, VA. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Samantha, Lindsay, Kristen, Alexis, William, Mark, Meaghan, John and Michael; a great grandchild, Aiden; a sister, Dorothy Bishop and husband Ralph of Newport News, VA; and a special niece, Tanya Welch, and her family of Lebanon, TN.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 12 Noon at Indian River Baptist Church with Rev. Robert E. Jordan officiating. The burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Robert "Bob" Eugene Mayes III, 62, of Norfolk, VA, died suddenly at home early Saturday evening, January 5, 2008.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Robert E. Mayes, Jr. and Ruth S. Mayes of Norfolk, VA.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Kendall Mayes; son, Robert Eugene Mayes IV of the home; daughters, Maya Girardin, Shanti Curran and Jami Fleury of Maine; a step-son, Michael Betor; a sister, Myrna Mayes Brockwell and brother-in-law, John of Williamsburg, VA; an aunt, Wilma S. Davis of Norfolk, VA; cousin, Philip R. Davis, Jr. and wife Mary; and four other cousins. He is also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law, Scot and Thelma Kendall of Woodstock, ME; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law also of Maine; grandchildren, Liam and Shylah Curran, Micha Girardin and Jaycee Agrell; and many loving friends and business associates.
Bob was a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration. He was General Manager and Accountant for Construction Supply and Equipment Co., Inc. of Chesapeake, VA, for the past 15 years. He was previously employed by Commonwealth Tractor Company of Norfolk and the City of Norfolk.
He and wife Jan were devoted to their dogs and were members of the Tidewater Dog Performance Club for several years while enjoying the sport of flyball. He also was a staunch supporter of Jan and her music at area venues and was their recording engineer. He organized and led men's NA/AA groups in Norfolk.
A visitation will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 8464 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA on Thursday, January 10, 2008, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m.
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I have a rather strange remembrance of Butch which occurred shortly after I move to Norview in 1953.
One weekend while in elementary school, Butch knocked on the door at my home wanting to know if I wanted to come out and wrestle. I really didn’t know Butch, but I’d seen him at school, and knew that he lived about four streets away from my neighborhood. I never cared to box, my arms aren’t very long, but I loved to wrestle. My friends and I sometimes wrestled during recess at school. Somehow Butch discovered this, and he wanted to have a go at me.
I was always small for my age, but I was usually fearless, so I wrestled with him in my backyard that day. Fairly quickly I got him on the ground and in a head lock. He squirmed and tried to get free but to no avail. Well, soon this became boring, so I let him up and said goodbye. He wanted to wrestle some more, so he could win. I refused and went inside my house, besides I’d already won.
I really never got to know Butch since we had different interests and hung with different crowds. We spoke to each other in the halls at school, but we never wrestled again.
Ruth Eve Sielski Talley, 61, beloved daughter of Mac and Ruth Sielski, went to be with her Lord on January 18, 2007. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Kenneth Talley; Also her son, Craig Talley and his wife Bonnie P. Talley, and their sons, Gavin Talley and Ethan Talley. And her daughter, Cathy Talley Sizer and her husband F. Andy Sizer, and their son, Angus Sizer. She is also survived by her mother, Ruth P. Sielski; a brother, Victor and wife Carol; sisters, Virginia and Willie Muhlenbruch, Velma and Al Marchand and Benita Brown. She worked for Home Interiors and Gifts and was a graduate of Norview High School. She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church and the Tidewater Region Antique Auto Club of America. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel with Rev. Joe Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Alliance for Mental Illness, P.O. Box 2342, Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2342. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Ruth-Eve-Sielski-Talley/Chesapeake-VA/373303#sthash.QIOS6ZBv.dpuf
Brenda Joyce Thornburg McClure, 62, of Auburn, passed away January 8, 2007 at Bethany House, surrounded in love by her family, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services for Mrs. McClure will be Wednesday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 446 S. Gay Street in Auburn, Alabama. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the family cemetery in Arkansas at a later date. Mrs. McClure is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert Earl McClure and children Dana McClure Robbins (Bert) of Peachtree City, Georgia; Robert Daniel McClure (Cathy) of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren: Laurel Robbins, Anna Lee Robbins, Bishop Robbins, Adele Robbins, Matthew McClure and Elizabeth McClure. Additional family members include: sister, Barbara MacDonald of Virginia Beach, Virginia, sister, Ida Kalck of Yongtown, Arizona, brother, Donald Thornburg, (Sandy) of Richmond, Virginia, brother, Harold Thornburg (Margaret) of Lynchburg, Virginia; special niece, Sandy Jones of Bristol, Virginia and many other loving family members. Mrs. McClure was preceded in death by her parents Worth Caldwell and Lucy Hull Thornburg and sisters, Helen Jones and Jean Jones of Norfolk, Virginia. Mrs. McClure recently retired from Auburn University's Naval ROTCUnit after thirty years of federal civil service. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Auburn/Opelika Emblem Club #280. Brenda will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, dedicated sister and selfless friend. Through it all, her most cherished role was as Geega to her grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bethany House/Hospice of EAMC, 665 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL 36830 in memory of Brenda McClure. In addition, the family would like to sincerely thank everyone for al of their love, support and prayers. Fredericks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.fredericksfh.com Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Jan. 9, 2007.
Larry Bryan Rowe, Sr., 62, of the 4300 block of Surf Avenue, left his earthly life December 14, 2006, to be with his Lord. A native of Norfolk, VA, he was a retired Banker with Land America. He was an active member and trustee of the First Church of God, Anderson of Norfolk, VA. He was a 1963 graduate of Norview High School and loved a good game of golf. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Ivey Rowe; a daughter, Elizabeth Eversole and husband Eric of Haymarket, VA; a son, Larry Bryan Rowe, Jr. and wife Angie of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Cecil H. Rowe, Jr. and Donna of Virginia Beach, VA; and his mother, Iva Messick Rowe of Norfolk, VA. He is also survived by four grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Lindsey and Andrew Rowe and Layne and Garrett Eversole. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil H. Rowe, Sr. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Dennis J. McQuown on Monday at 7 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel with a viewing one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made given to First Church of God, Anderson, Building Fund, 8600 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23503. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Larry-Bryan-Rowe-Sr./Chesapeake-VA/362642#sthash.qUpIgkti.dpuf
Larry Rowe was my cousin. I always admired his sense of humor and pleasant manner. He was just one month older than me. My birthday is in Novermber and his was in October. The year we turned 13, he wrote a letter to me in October bragging that he was a teenager and I wasn't. The year we turned 30, I wrote a letter to him in October bragging that I was still in my twenties and he wasn't.
It was in Mr. Matney’s history class in Norview Jr. High that I first met Harry. He was shy and not very talkative, but Mr. Matney was determined to try to make everyone in his class an extrovert. As I recall, Mr. Matney made class seat assignments and I ended up sitting beside Harry. The teacher gave homework reading assignments and during class period he’d ask questions. At first only a few students would raise their hands to answer, and while Mr. Matney would call on the raised hands, he also called on those who tried to make themselve invisible. Harry was always in the latter group.
Mr. Matney called his students by their last name, Mr. Jones or Miss Miller. But when he called on Harry, it was “Mr. Red-Headed Harry Baily.” After a few class sessions, most kids began raising their hands whether they knew the answer or not, but Harry kept his on his desk and Mr. Matney called on Harry often. Our teacher was jovial and laughed often as he addressed the class. Mr. Matney never ridiculed a student for not knowing an answer, but when he called on Harry, he’d begin to laugh and say, “Mr. Red-Headed Harry Baily,” laughing as he said the name, “What’s the answer to the question.” Harry would sometimes know the answer, but he never raised his hand.
I really didn’t know Harry very well, but I always considered him a friend. He was a nice guy. Rest in peace old friend.
Portsmouth Jacqueline Eloise Jackie Celentano, 60, of the 4700 block of Race Street died July 12, 2005 at the home of her parents. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of Joseph I. Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Frances E. Shepherd Williams of Virginia Beach. Jackie, a lifelong nurse began her career in the United States Air Force and ended as a registered critical care nurse with Maryview Medical Center of Portsmouth.
Jackie is survived by her parents and her daughter, Cheryl F. Keith of Hampton; two brothers, Joseph I. Williams, Jr. of Chesapeake and Ray Williams of Virginia Beach; and her uncle, Benjamin R. Williams of Virginia Beach.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 A. M. at the Graham Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Myers, officiating. A private family burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 P.M. Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.com.
Chesapeake ‘ Herbert Charles Naprstek, Jr., 59 died Saturday, March 12, 2005. Mr. Naprstek was born in Norfolk to the late Herbert Charles and Pauline Finch Naprstek. He retired as Commander from the U.S. Navy. Mr. Naprstek loved the beach and fishing. He was a member of the Kempsville Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Jon Naprstek. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Judith Blankenship Naprstek; daughter, Christina Richardson and husband, Eric of Suffolk; son Benjamin R. Naprstek and wife, Rosa of Wake Forest, NC; sister, Paula Reid of Russellville, AR; and three grandchildren, Olivia, Jacob and Victoria. Graveside services with Masonic Rites and full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk with Pastor Charles Beamon officiating. Following services, the family will receive friends at the residence of Nancy Jones in the 3900 block of Plum Ln,, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 120 Wall St. 19th Floor, NY, NY 10005 or the Shriner’s Crippled Childrens Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, South Carolina 29605. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Did not know that Charlie passed away. Think of him going back to our days in Azalea Acres, He and Wayne Jones and Donald Driskill and others were our best friends in the neighborhood and at school. My sister, Joan Mullen also passed away at age 56 from cancer. Going through this Norview site, I see Wayne Jones has also passed, Charlie was a good friend and we had so much fun in the neighborhood from preteen to when we moved on. In particular with this last snow, I remember us kids including Charlie going sleding being pulled on the back of somebodys car in the big snows in Azalea Acres, happy memories. Nice to know he had a good family , wife and kids. I always thought he was an engineer at one of the cities here, don't know why I thought that, but he was always a cheerful one.
Dianne Mullen (Guy)
From dianne mullen guy on February 4th, 2014
Did not know that Charlie passed away. Think of him going back to our days in Azalea Acres, He and Wayne Jones and Donald Driskill and others were our best friends in the neighborhood and at school. My sister, Joan Mullen also passed away at age 56 from cancer. Going through this Norview site, I see Wayne Jones has also passed, Charlie was a good friend and we had so much fun in the neighborhood from preteen to when we moved on. In particular with this last snow, I remember us kids including Charlie going sleding being pulled on the back of somebodys car in the big snows in Azalea Acres, happy memories. Nice to know he had a good family , wife and kids. I always thought he was an engineer at one of the cities here, don't know why I thought that, but he was always a cheerful one.
Dianne Mullen (Guy)
From Judith Naprstek on August 3rd, 2013
Herbert Charles Naprstek
passed away March 12, 2005 at the age of 58. He retired as a Commander in the USNR and from Supship, Portsmouth ,Va.
He was predeceased by a son, Michael Jon Naprstek. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judith Blankenship Naprstek, a daughter, Christina Naprstek Richardson, and son, Benjamin Ryan Naprstek and 6 grandchildren.
VIRGINIA BEACH - Nancy Elizabeth Stephenson Wettering, 59, was called to heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, after losing her courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Wettering was a civil service secretary for the 1st Naval Construction Division at Little Creek Amphibious Base. She was proudest of her three major goals in life, being a loving and devoted wife, mother and Nana. Mrs. Wettering is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Graham Stephenson; and her father, George Archibald Stephenson. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, the love of her life, William (Bill) W. Wettering; three daughters, Sheryl Smith and her husband, Ron, of Williamsburg, Karen Riedel and her husband, Terry, of Williamsburg, and Kristi Aderhold and her husband, Marvin, of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Betty Stephenson Martinson and her husband, Allen, of Norfolk, and Margaret Ann Stephenson Starling and her husband, Marcus, of Whigham, Ga.; sister-in-law, Linda Wettering of Fulton, N.Y.; her stepmother, Thelma W. Stephenson of Norfolk; her aunt, Erma G. Kipper of Virginia Beach; five nieces; two nephews; her neighbor and best friend, Carolyn and her husband, A.E. Fink, of Virginia Beach; many other loving friends, neighbors and family. Most importantly she is survived by her pride and joy, the reason she fought her disease with so much strength for so long, her eight grandchildren, Ronald Jr., William "Michael" and Timothy Allen Smith of Williamsburg, Lauren "Niki", Theresa "ReRe", and Danielle "Dani" Riedel of Williamsburg, and Mary Beth and Jody Aderhold of Virginia Beach. She is also survived by her loving companion, Perdy; and her guard dog, Mandy. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Munir Nasr, C.C., Laura, Jan and the staff at Virginia Oncology, Dr. Madren with Providence Road Family Practice, and her hospice nurse, Ann, for the special loving care. We also thank the faculty and staff of Great Bridge High School for all of the love you have shown and everything you have done for us. We also like to give our love and most special thanks to A. E. and Carolyn Fink and Robin Wolfe for the love, companionship and loving care that you gave to our wife, mom and Nana, and for the love and support you have given our dad and Papa. We will never be able to express how much love and gratitude we have for you. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Rev. Ernest Trueblood. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions can be made to Ovarian Cancer Research. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. Published in Daily Press on Nov. 5, 2004.
Nancye Ewing Helfich died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. She was the devoted wife of James Corothers Helfrich, and the loving mother to Samantha and Sarah. Nancye was born in Norfolk on July 15, 1945.
She is survived by her parents, James and Doris Ewing; her sister, Pat Leizenring and her family; and her brother-in-law, Jon Wubbena and his family.
Nancye was committed to her walk with God, and was a member of CrossRoad united Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. She took great joy from her faith, and ha d a heart for mission work.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, from Grace Evangelical Free Church. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, 7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg.
To honor her memory, her family requests those wishing to make contributions, please consider either of the following charitable contributions: ACA or SHIC, which operate an orphanage for handicapped children and provide medical outreach throughout China. Please send all donations for SHIC and ACA in care of the Helfrich’s at 1861 Link Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503.
Thomas Jackson Duren Jr., 59, of 15th Bay Street, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2004, at a local hospital.
Born in Elizabeth City, N.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Jackson Duren Sr. and Mae Toxey Duren . He had worked as an avionics mechanic for the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his loving family including his daughter, Melissa Ann Duren ; his son, Kenneth Lee Duren , both of Shiloh, N.C.; his brother, William Toxey Duren and his wife Anna of Chesapeake; his sister, Patsy Ellen Duren of Norfolk; and three grandchildren, Maranda, Mason and Arron.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Friday, July 30, 2004
My family moved to Norview Heights in 1953. My new neighborhood had about thirteen boys within a year of two of my age, and on my move-in day I met Jack and Bill Duren. They became my playmates and best friends.
When you see, speak, play and socialize with a person almost every day for ten years, you get to know them exceptionally well. He was intelligent, athletic, of the highest character and a great friend. We shared many adventures and great memories together. I knew Jack well and cherish every memory. Rest in peace my old friend.
Ronald O. “Ronnie” Andrews, born October 28, 1944, died June 26, 2004. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, a brother, Donald Horne, and grandparents. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vickie; two daughters, Sherri L. Solis` and her friend Tim Edgerton, and Christina Andrews Linnette and her husband Demetrius; three granddaughters, Shondrayia V. Solis`, Shontel Linnette, both of Norfolk, VA, and Harley-Rose Griggs of Astabulah, OH; his parents, Alice and William B. Horne; a brother, David G. Horne and wife Susan and daughter Miranda; a brother-in-law, Curtis E. Edwards and wife Vicki; sister-in-laws, Susan Livingston, Lynnette Castelli and Lloydette Diggs and husband Richard; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the special forces and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a Private Investigator and also retired from Civil Service as a Purchasing Agent. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Lafayette Presbyterian Church at the corner of Lafayette Blvd. and Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, VA by the Rev. Dr. Max G. Culler. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel in charge of arrangements. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Ronald-O.-Andrews/Norfolk-VA/133814#sthash.Kq5Mz6pW.dpuf
Walter “Wayne” Jones, 58, of Norfolk, VA, died April 23, 2004, in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Jones was born in Norfolk, VA, and was the son of the late Walter Ralph Jones and Ophelia Miller Jones. He was an electrician at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 31 years of service. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by two sisters, Donna K. Davis of Norfolk, VA and Carolyn Griffin and husband James of Virginia Beach, VA; and three nephews, Relfe Davis and wife Felica of Manassas, VA, James “Jamie” Griffin and David B. Griffin, both of Virginia Beach, VA. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Robert E. Jordan. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com. - See more at: http://www.hollomon-brown.com/obituary/Walter-Wayne-Jones/Norfolk-VA/123510#sthash.LvVMsiVB.dpuf
Hal T. Williams, Jr., 58, of the 200 block of Willard Drive, passed away February 29, 2004, in his home. A native of Langley Field, Hampton, Mr. Williams was the son of the late Hal T., Sr. and Virginia “Jenny” Williams. He was the President of H.T. Williams & Company, Inc.-Panspain and a member of Fox Hall Baptist Church. He was the devoted husband of 40 years to his wife, Marcia A. Williams. He is survived by his daughter, Amy M. Trujillo and her husband Phil of Colorado Springs, CO; his son, Bradley M. Williams, Sr. and his wife Debra of Chesapeake, VA; two grandsons, Bradley M. Williams, Jr. and Dallas W. Williams, both of Chesapeake, VA. Also surviving are two sisters, Bonnie Helmick and her husband Floyd of Livermore, CA and Robin Eldredge and her husband Michael of Chesapeake, VA; and a special aunt and uncle, Louise and E.W. (Wiley) Anderson of Suffolk, VA. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel with Rev. Gil Mitchell officiating. The burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association of Virginia, 500 E. Plume St., Suite 110, Norfolk, VA 23510.
Richard Andre Claggett, age 59, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at his residence. Mr. Claggett was born July 23, 1944, in Ft. Myers, to Joseph Claggett, Jr. and Hollis Claggett. Mr. Claggett was an auto mechanic who came to Okeechobee from Ft. Lauderdale in l996. Mr. Claggett was of the Methodist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served in Hawaii. He was a member of the American Legion in Illinois. Survivors include: son, Eddy Wenzel of Greenwood, Ind.; and two brothers, Edward and Albert Claggett, both of Florida. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Shirley Olivia Lane, 57, of the 480 block of Bromfield Ave, passed away September 8, 2002 at a Norfolk hospital. A native of Roanoke, VA, Mrs. Lane was retired from Defense Investigative Services. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Lane is survived by her husband, Linwood S. Lane, Jr. and her son, Linwood S. Lane III and his wife Tricia of Gates County, NC. She is also survived by her three sisters: Mildred Pleasant of Chesapeake, Lucy Bowen of Newport News, VA; and Joani Tayer of Norfolk VA; two brothers, Bobby Hyler of Suffolk, VA and Thomas Hyler of Chesapeake; and a grandson, Linwood S. Lane IV of Merigate, FL.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Edgar Kent officiating.
Orbina was and always will be a special person. We worked together at the former Tidewater Psychiatric Institute on Kempsville Rd. in Norfolk. We were both nurses. She was always calm, helpful and professional and a woman of deep inspirational faith. It was a joy to work with her. The last time I saw Orbina she had invited me to a revival on the Peninsula which my husband and I attended. She told me she had cancer in her spine. She expressed her firm
faith in God. We made arrangements to meet for lunch but she did not show and the calls were unanswered. Now I know that Heaven is a bit brighter. Thank you for your friendship and happy memories. Rest in the love of God.
From Brenda Brown Shirah on July 5th, 2021
We loved to talk in the morning before school would start. She was in none of my classes but what we could do before school started would fill my day with smiles. I married and moved away. I looked for her at the reunion years later but was told that she had passes. I was so sad that I did not get to see her once again.
From Danielle King on April 27th, 2016
My Aunt Orbina was extraordinary to say the least. She believed in Jesus Christ and professed him to be her savior. She served her Country in the Vietnam War. After graduating from Norview, she went on to obtain a B.S from Norfolk State University. At the end of her life she was a nurse by profession. She died of breast cancer at the age of 57, but if you were fortunate to know her, you'd remeber how she lived!! She was indeed Extraordinary!
This is my sister. We miss her so much. She was only 56 when she passed away from cancer. She has 2 children, a daughter and grandaughter in Wilmington,NC and a son, lives in Florida,, her son has a PHD in the study of the brain and developed a drug for depression which was sold in other countries as well as the US. He has 5 sons.
BOBBY WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE HALF BEATS (GARAGE BAND) ON RHYTHM GUITAR. WE PLAYED TWO ASSEMBLIES AND SCHOOL DANCES , AS WELL AS TEEN CLUBS , & LATER , NORFOLK & VA. BCH. NIGHT CLUBS. OTHER BAND MEMBERS WERE STAN MORSON,BOBBY BOOTH, KARL KEEFER, AND ME. LATER, HE BRIEFLY JOINED REMNANTS OF THAT BAND RENAMED THE FORIVUS FOUR FOR GIGS IN NAGS HEAD ,ETC. I HAVE A RECORDING OF THE HALF BEATS WITH BOBBY ON BOARD MADE IN 1960. BOBBY ALSO WENT ON TO BECOME A JET FIGHTER PILOT. I BELIEVE HE SURVIVED THAT STINT AND DIED AT A LATER TIME, BUT I CAN'T BE SURE. BOBBY ALWAYS SEEMED FOCUSED ON INTELLECT.
CHESAPEAKE -- Roy H. Mason, 52, died Dec. 18, 1996, in his home.
He was an assistant manager for Safeway and a Norfolk native. He was a member of Community Church of Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife, Diane W. Mason; two daughters, Renae Rice of Virginia Beach and Lori Ward of Chesapeake; son, Roy Nile Mason of Chesapeake; father, Nile Mason of Norfolk; mother, Nellie Mason of Norfolk; three sisters, Marcellene Howell of Social Circle, Ga., Norma Trainor of Westville, N.J., and Vera Dupuis of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Donald L. Mason of Rose Hill, Kansas; and a grandchild, Logan Mason Rice of Virginia Beach.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Donations may be made to the Community Church of Norfolk.
Cecil H. Armstrong , 49, of the 3900 block of Marina Lake Road, a general manager, died Nov. 10, 1993, in Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. Armstrong was born in Norfolk and was employed with Hercules Fence Company. He was a member of Avalon Church of Christ. Survivors include Bonnie, and daughters, Rhonda Armstrong of Newport News and Bandi Rood and son-in-law, Jonathan Rood of Newport News; five sons, Samuel Armstrong Jr. and Richard Armstrong of Elizabeth City, Robert Armstrong , John Rose Jr. and Timothy Rose, all of Columbia, N.C. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Avalon Church of Christ, 804 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach, by Jimmy Bennett. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Kellam Funeral Home, Pleasant Hall Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or to Avalon Church of Christ.
Harold Lee and I grew up a couple of blocks from each other and were very good friends for many years. I remember so many things we did together, but my most fond memory is Harold Lee (that's what I called him) teaching me to ride a bicycle!! Still have scars on my knees and he almost gave up on me!! I hope the rest of his life was as great as the 1st half.
I had the pleasure of being married to Kenny until 4/24/83 when he passed away after battling kidney cancer. I miss him and love him dearly. We had two children who also miss him. He will always have a big place in our hearts.
MIKE WAS MY BEST FRIEND FROM OUR AGE 11 . FIRST CIGARETTES , GIRLFRIENDS,MODEL CARS, & MANY DAILY TRIPS TO THE DRUG STORE AND BOWLING ALLEY. I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH HIS FRIENDSHIP MEANT TO ME TWO MONTHS BEFORE HE PASSED IN `80.I MISS HIM AND FONDLY REMEMBER THOSE WONDERFUL TIMES OFTEN. SEE YOU LATER, BUDDY.