Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Virginia Daily Obituaries 08/13/08

  • Asby, Larry

    will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, Chesapeake. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the online guestbook at

    • Ashe, Bobby

      Bobby Alan Ashe VIRGINIA BEACH - Bobby Alan Ashe, 49, passed away Aug. 8, 2008. There will be a celebration of Bob's life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in All Saints Episcopal Church. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge.

      • Blackledge, Barbara

        Barbara A. Blackledge NORFOLK - Barbara A. Blackledge, 45, of the 800 block of Goff St., passed away Aug. 1, 2008. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel.

        • Boone, Edna

          Edna Boone POTECASI - Edna Boone died Aug. 8, 2008. Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Woodland. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

          • Boykins, George

            will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hampton. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge.

            • Bryant Jr., Archie

              Archie Wyville Bryant Jr. CHESAPEAKE - Archie Wyville Bryant Jr., 94, of the 1300 block of Lilac Ave., passed away Aug. 11, 2008, in his home. A native of Marion, S.C., he was the son of the late Archie Wyville and Lena Bryant. He was a retired food broker and district manager of Sunshine Biscuit Company. He was an active member, former deacon and Sunday school teacher at Indian River Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Wilma W. Bryant; their son, A. Wyville Bryant III; and grandson,…

              • Carswell, Robert

                Robert J. Carswell PORTSMOUTH - Robert Joseph Carswell, 74, of Lansing Ave., a native of Cleveland, Ohio, born April 22, 1934, died Aug. 10, 2008. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and NORSHIPCO Marine Terminal. He was predeceased by his wife, Mamie O. Harding-Carswell. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his children, Desiree "Bonnie" Carswell-Wilkins (Lewis), Karen Carswell-Smith (Kenny), Robert "Daryll" Carswell (Shelby), Tanya Carswell; his loving grandchildren, Toya Crosland…

                • Carter, Harold

                  will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                  • Cartledge, George

                    , burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1977 or online at

                    • Chapman, Lloyd

                      will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bryan J. Ray officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23449-1515 or First Baptist Church, 237 North Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Parr Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at

                      • Cimino, Hazel Pettijohn

                        • Clark, Clyde

                          Clyde Clark WINDSOR - Clyde Clark, 70, of the 300 block of Horace Ward Ave., died Aug. 8, 2008. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Elmo Baptist Church. Gilliam Funeral Home is in charge.

                          • Clark, William

                            • Cox, James Henderson

                              • Crenshaw, William "Mutt

                                CRENSHAW, William "Mutt," 81, formerly of 1501 North 21st Street, entered eternal life August 8, 2008. He is survived by his three daughters, Jacqueline Anderson (Glenn), Cynthia Johnson, Emma Jeanie Smith; four grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, five sisters, two brothers, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Homegoing services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m, at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st. Street, with Dr. Kenneth E. Dennis Sr., pastor, officiating.…

                                • Crowling Jr., Patrick M.

                                  CROWLING, Patrick M. Jr., 64, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Spencer and Patrick Crowling Sr.; and his sister, Peggy Crowling. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pauline S. Crowling; daughter, Katherine Robinson and her husband, David; son, Patrick M. Crowling III and his wife, Ruth Feinblum; grandchildren, Dylan Robinson, Spencer Robinson and Samuel Robinson. He practiced law in Richmond for over 30 years, was an active…

                                  • Diggs, Jonathan

                                    Jonathan L. Diggs SUFFOLK - Jonathan Lamont Diggs, 35, passed away Aug. 9, 2008. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home.

                                    • Doyle, Karen

                                      will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Memorial Park. Please share your love and condolences with the family at

                                      • Duke, Edward

                                        will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. The Rev. James Bangle of Marion will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Plaza Life Saving Crew, Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

                                        • Dunaway Sr., James Elwood

                                          • Edwards, Paul Reid

                                            EDWARDS, Paul Reid, 60, of Chester, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008. He was a native of Petersburg and the son of the late William F. and Bessie Mae Kirkland Edwards. He was employed as a Territory Manager for Commonwealth Brands, Inc. in Bowling Green, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Susan Bennett Edwards of Chester; daughter, Paula Suzanne Edwards of Chester; sister, Nancy E. Uzel of Richmond; two brothers, William F. Edwards Jr. of Deltaville, Va., and Gary Dugger Edwards of Virginia Beach; several nieces…

                                            • Fisher-Dews, Nancy

                                              • Fitzhugh, Shirley Fitzgerald

                                                FITZHUGH, Shirley Fitzgerald, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. William Bateman FitzHugh; and daughter, Shirley Louise FitzHugh. She is survived by her loving sister, Jeanne Fitzgerald Wood; and her three children and their spouses, William Coberth FitzHugh and wife, Jan, Susan FitzHugh Elliott and husband, Steven, and John Fitzgerald FitzHugh and wife, Cassell; and grandchildren, Rebecca Rutherford and husband, Scott, and Steven, Tyler,…

                                                • Fleming, Thomas Edmund

                                                  • Ford Sr., Frederick

                                                  • Foster, Mildred Joyce

                                                    FOSTER, Mildred Joyce, 80, of Richmond, Va., passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Monroe Foster. She is survived by one son, Leslie J. Foster; one grandson, William E. Foster; one brother, Walter J. Owen Jr.; two sisters, Jeanette Lane and Helen Owen. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008.…

                                                    • Frank, Sheldon D.

                                                      • Gwaltney, John A.

                                                        GWALTNEY, John A., of Wall, N.J., fondly known as "Se¤or Juan," passed away August 7, 2008, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He was born in Richmond, Va., on June 7, 1943, and had lived in Wall, N.J., since 1987. He attended Ferrum College and the University of Richmond, and had a 25-year career in the trucking and transportation industry with McLean Trucking Co. He played professional football for the Richmond Rebels and the Richmond Mustangs, and coached Little League football for many years.…

                                                        • Hamilton, Lynn

                                                          will be conducted Friday at noon in Princess Anne Memorial Park with Pastor Woody Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon- Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                          • Hansen, Rolf

                                                            will be Friday at 6 p.m. in Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.

                                                            • Hood, Carl

                                                              s will be held. Loving Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made at

                                                              • Jones, Marion

                                                                Marion Jayne Jones OAKTON - Marion Jayne Jones died at the home of her daughter, Jayne, Aug. 9, 2008. Marion had a long and interesting life. She was born in Henrietta, Okla., the last day of 1909. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school, she moved to Tulsa to attend college. Not long after starting her career in Tulsa, she met a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas. This was the beginning of a long and very happy marriage. She moved from state to state as this young engineer, John…

                                                                • Jordan, Mamie

                                                                  Mamie Jordan SUFFOLK - Mamie Jordan entered into eternal rest and peace Aug. 8, 2008. A funeral will be held at noon today in Union Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.

                                                                  • Kean, Helen W.

                                                                    KEAN, Helen W., 88, of Louisa, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008. Helen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Franklin D. Kean; her son, James F. Kean and his wife, Kate; her brother, John W. Waddy and his wife, Jesse, all of Louisa; her sister, Evelyn W. Gray of Richmond; a sister-in-law, Marjorie P. Waddy of Louisa; her two grandsons, Brian and John Kean of Louisa; numerous nieces and nephews; and Dr. Melinda McCall, whom she loved as a granddaughter. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.…

                                                                    • Kennedy, Verna B.

                                                                      KENNEDY, Verna B., a resident of Imperial Plaza, age 85, went to be with her Lord August 10, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frank E. Kennedy Jr.; two daughters, Janis Kennedy Garbett of Hanover County and Dr. Brenda Kennedy O'Reilly of Fort Collins, Colorado; a son, Reed Barron Kennedy of Blacksburg, Va.; also three granddaughters, three grandsons, a great-grandson, and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Kennedy served for three years in the U.S. Navy Waves during World War II and was a…

                                                                      • Kennedy, Vernelle

                                                                        • Kiser, Eve

                                                                          will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Rob Pittman with a reception immediately after. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. You may offer condolences at

                                                                          • Knight, Betty

                                                                            Betty S. Knight AULANDER - Betty Sue Knight, 85, of the 100 block of Dunning Road, died Aug. 11, 2008. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ashley Chapel, Ahoskie.

                                                                            • Leckie, Edward

                                                                              Edward A. Leckie VIRGINIA BEACH - Edward Allison Leckie, born in Pawtucket, R.I., July 2, 1930 departed this life Aug. 11, 2008. He will be missed by his family and friends. Services will be private. Coastal Cremations is handling arrangements.

                                                                              • Lee Jr., William

                                                                                • Lewis, Charles E. "Bill"

                                                                                  • Lowery, Sherwood L.

                                                                                    LOWERY, Sherwood L. "S.L." or "Butch." Well, I just decided to "blast off" and go bass fishing on Heaven's Lake on August 12, 2008. To my loving wife, Pat, of 40 years, you won't have to worry; I don't have to wear a life jacket up here. We had a great time. To my son, Matthew, what else can I say? You are the best son a man could ask for. Keep up the good work, and remember our good times on the water, like when you would rock the boat every time I walked to the…

                                                                                    • Manby, Arthur James

                                                                                      will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Riverside Cemetery in Norfolk by the Rev. John Baldwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Building Fund, 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.

                                                                                      • Mizelle, Phyllis

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                                                                                        • Mustian, Hope Wills

                                                                                          MUSTIAN, Hope Wills, 42, of Richmond, died August 9, 2008. She is survived by her son, James Paul Mustian; three brothers, J.P., George, and Charles Wills; and a sister, Faith Wills Sanderson. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the, , 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

                                                                                          • Nelson, Elsie P.

                                                                                            • Nicholson, Tunney Gene

                                                                                              • Nickens Jr., Theodore

                                                                                                Theodore R. Nickens Jr. HERTFORD - Much loved father, husband and friend, Theodore R. Nickens Jr., formerly of Washington, D.C. and Camden, N.J., died suddenly but peacefully at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City Aug. 11, 2008. He will be sadly missed by all. Ted retired from the U.S. Department of Justice. He then went on to become a coach and a teacher at local high schools in North Carolina. Ted's funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Friday in New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Hertford,…

                                                                                                • Parrish, Jessie

                                                                                                  PARRISH, Mrs. Jessie, of Richmond, departed this life August 10, 2008. She is survived by one daughter, Jackuelynn Briggs-Wood; one grand- daughter, Tequila Briggs; one aunt, Alice Scott; a host of nieces, among them, Joyce Young, Barbara Starks, Chasitity Starks and Brandy Young-Gqamana; nephews and cousins; one son-in-law, Wayne Wood; two sisters-in-law, Margaret and Fannie Parham; one brother-in-law, Elijah Jones; and other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011…

                                                                                                  • Pollard, Betty Kilby

                                                                                                    POLLARD, Mrs. Betty Kilby, of Richmond, departed this life August 7, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Franklin J. Pollard; one daughter, Queen Kilby; three sons, King Erwin Cosby, Willie Kilby Jr. and John Kilby; eight grandchildren; mother, Ida M. Cosby; one sister, Donna Strayhorn; one brother, Milton L. Cosby Sr.; one aunt, Mary L. Washington; nephew, Milton Cosby Jr.; several cousins; one daughter-in-law, Ava Kilby; two sisters-in-law, Lorna Cosby and Mary Pitman; three brothers-in-law, Lawrence…

                                                                                                  • Ray, Bobby

                                                                                                    will be a 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Walker Funeral Home.

                                                                                                    • Rettig Jr., Clarence T.

                                                                                                      RETTIG, Clarence T. Jr., passed away on August 11, 2008. He was born on September 10, 1920 in West Point, Va. Papa was greeted in Heaven by his granddaughter, Ginny Rettig. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen. He is also survived by his sons, Darrell and his wife, Marsha, and H. Lee. His grandchildren, Todd Rettig, Grant Rettig, and Shannon Leigh Martin and her husband, Davy, will always cherish the times spent with Papa Rettig. He is survived by his great-grandchildren, Ava Monroe Rettig-Hall,…

                                                                                                      • Russo Jr., Anthony

                                                                                                        will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church by Father Piotr Bialkowski. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at

                                                                                                        • Shinault, Reginald

                                                                                                          to honor his friendship will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Thursday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a memorial fund for Reggie's three children, care of the Northern Star Credit Union, 5100 George Washington Hwy., Portsmouth, VA 23702, Acct. No. 16889suffix3. Condolences may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                          • Singleton, Shaniyah

                                                                                                            SINGLETON, Shaniyah. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Brunson's Funeral Chapel, 1st and Federal Streets. She is survived by a loving family. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Robert M. Brunson Sr. and Jr., directors.

                                                                                                            • Smith Jr., James M.

                                                                                                              • Smith, Shizuko

                                                                                                                Shizuko S. Smith VIRGINIA BEACH - Shizuko Shibata Smith, 81, formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away Aug. 8, 2008, in Centerville, Mass. A native of Onga Machi, Fukuoka, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Kikoue Shibata. World War II was the backdrop of Shizuko's teen years. Following the war, she met her husband, Air Force Tech Sergeant George Smith while George was stationed in Japan. They moved to California and later to Virginia Beach, raising their children and settling into the community.…

                                                                                                                • Soden, Warren Lewis

                                                                                                                  SODEN, Warren Lewis, 87, of Richmond, widower of Evelyn H. Soden, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Moore; and a brother, Frank Soden. He is survived by his daughter, Debra S. Crouch; son, Jeffrey W. Soden and wife, Mary, both of Richmond; sister, Esther Fitzgerald of Stuart, Fla.; five grandchildren, Candice Henceroth, Chad Crouch, Houston, Brandon and Katy Soden; also numerous nieces and nephews. Warren was a graduate of the University of Virginia. He retired…

                                                                                                                  • Taylor, Cecilia

                                                                                                                    Cecilia Veronica Taylor VIRGINIA BEACH - Cecilia Veronica Taylor, 41, passed away Aug. 10, 2008, in her residence. She is survived by her husband, Anthony B. Taylor; daughter, Ashley Taylor and son, Anthony Taylor. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Chapel at N.O.B. with Father Sikorski Leszek officiating and in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon- Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be made to the…

                                                                                                                    • Terranova, Florence

                                                                                                                      Florence Terranova HERTFORD - Florence Miriello Terranova, 89, of the 100 block of Ainsley Road, died Aug. 11, 2008. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church. Swindell Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.

                                                                                                                      • Thompkins, Mary Christabelle

                                                                                                                        • Valentine, Peggie

                                                                                                                          to celebrate the life of Peggie will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Virginia Beach Grace Bible Church, 2961 Shore Drive. Donations in her memory may be made to Virginia Beach Grace Bible Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                                                                                          • Vassar, Marion

                                                                                                                            will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park. Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

                                                                                                                            • Verboncoeur, Gerald

                                                                                                                              will be held today at 3 p.m. in St. Michael Lutheran Church, Princess Anne Road, with pastors Chris Bowen and Rob Cosmas presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2208 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

                                                                                                                              • Vinson, Ardyce

                                                                                                                                • Walker Jr., Harry

                                                                                                                                  • Wrench, Lela M.

                                                                                                                                    • Young Jr., Charles Morton

                                                                                                                                      YOUNG, Charles Morton Jr., Brig. Gen. U.S. Army (Retired), 85, died October 11, 2005. Interment August 14, 2008, Fort Myer Old Post Chapel and Arlington National Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                      • Young, Dorothy Ruth Christopher

                                                                                                                                      • Burt Sr., George Edward

                                                                                                                                        • Corbin, Jay E.

                                                                                                                                          • Fields, Homer "Gabby"

                                                                                                                                            • Grider Sr., Thomas Holan

                                                                                                                                              • Gurley, Walter "Butch"

                                                                                                                                                • Hamblin, Raymond Ledford

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                                                                                                                                                            • Miles III, Theodore F. "Ted"

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