Sunday, September 28, 2008

Virginia Obituaries 09/28/08

  • Alfred B. Few

    • Bakken, Dennis

      will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk. Donations can be made to the family by sending the donations to 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Condolences may be made to the family at

      • Banks, Roosevelt

        will be held at noon Tuesday in Hillside Cemetery, Windsor, N.C. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

        • Basnight, Frances S.

          • Bauman, Margot Dole

            will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1301 Gladewood Dr., Blacksburg, the Rev. Christine Brownlie leading, with a reception at the church following. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Children's Playground of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Donations would be payable to "UUC/NRV" and sent to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, P.O. Box 10116, Blacksburg, Va. 24062-0116 with the notation…

            • Besosa, Maxine Smith

              Maxine Smith Besosa, 81, of Bedford, died Thursday, September 25, 2008. Arrangements by BurchMessier Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 540-586-7360.

              • Blevins, Blaine Delbert

                Blaine Delbert Blevins, 86, of Damascus, Va., died September 26, 2008. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2008, in Green Cove Baptist Church, Whitetop, Va. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va.

                • Bowser, Dorothy

                  will be held at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2608 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Ernest L. Reid Jr., will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

                  • Brown Jr., Albert Edward

                    Albert Edward Brown Jr. HAMPTON - Albert Edward Brown Jr., 57, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Sentara CarePlex surrounded by his family. He fought a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Al was born in Coshocton, Ohio, and moved to Portsmouth in 1979 where he started to work for Pet Dairy and continued to work there up until a month ago. He relocated to Hampton in 1985 when he met, fell in love with and married his soul mate. He loved fishing, especially going to Top Sail every November. He also…

                    • Brown, Dorothy Irvin

                      Dorothy Irvin Brown, 88, of Pulaski, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 25, 2008. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She was retired from New River Community College. She was known as one that loved God and loved people. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Marchbanks; son, Larry (Donna) Irvin; daughter-in-law, Rita Irvin; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Irvin. Viewing will be held…

                      • Brown, Gloria Diane

                        Gloria Diane Brown Gloria Diane Brown, age 53, of Madison, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 26, 2008, at the University of Virginia Hospital. She was born September 10, 1955, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and was the daugh-ter of the late Waymond Bradley and Mary Louise Allman Bradley. Gloria was a member of Mt. Holly Baptist Church in Rem-ington, where she was a long-time member of the recrea-tion committee. She is survived by her hus-band, Scott E. Brown of Madison; two daughters, Kimberly…

                        • Brown, Margaret

                          Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret M. Brown of Waverly who died on Friday morning at her residence will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. from the Church of All Nations, Spring Grove, Elder Joseph Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Remains at rest at the Tuckers Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg, VA.

                          • Buckland, David W.

                            • Burke, Gregory Thomas - Gregory Thomas Burke Gregory Thomas Burke, 46, of Manassas, died September 20th, 2008 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March .... 

                              • CARWILE, Mary Wilson

                                Mary Wilson Carwile Mary Wilson Carwile, 81, of Lynchburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at her residence after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Watsy Morelle Carwile Jr. Born Oct. 15, 1926, in Big Island, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Davis and Nellie Putt Wilson. She was a retired employee of Brown Morrison Inc., a long-time active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a former member of Inglewood Garden Club. In addition to her husband and parents, she was…

                                • Campbell, Robert Pierre

                                  at noon Monday, September 29, 2008, at Oakey's South Chapel.

                                  • Carpenter, Michael Douglas

                                    Michael Douglas Carpenter Michael Douglas Carpenter, loving husband, father and grandfather, age 58, of Culpeper passed away peacefully at his residence after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, September 25, 2008. Mike was born December 29, 1949 in Charlottesville, Va. to Mae Helen Mitchell Carpenter and the late Rufus F. Carpenter. Mike loved to hunt and fish with his two boys and most of all with his grandson Mikey who he loved dearly. Mike was a member of Slate Mills Baptist Church. He was a past…

                                    • Carter, Lucia Talley

                                      Lucia Talley Carter, 87, of Bedford, died Tuesday, September 23, 2008. A celebration of Lucia's life will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, September 29, 2008 at Main Street United Methodist. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443.

                                      • Cash, Edna Goff

                                        • Clapsadl, Timothy Paul (Memoriam)

                                          • Cook, Richard Thomas

                                            s will be held Monday, September 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, Virginia with the Rev. Steve Leonard and the Rev. Dan Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riverview Baptist Church Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider New Valley Fellowship. Online condolence messages can be sent to the family at

                                            • Cooley, James

                                              . Jim was a devoted member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church and faithfully served in many capacities over the years. He loved singing in the choir with his fellow members and had a beautiful tenor voice. He was also an avid golfer. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Melanie Cooley Gayle and husband Ben of Southern Pines and two granddaughters, Paige Elise Patton and Bonnie Kate Patton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, June Smith Cooley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made…

                                              • Crews, Charlie (Memoriam)

                                                • Cromer, Margaret L. (Memoriam)

                                                  In Loving Memory on your third birthday in heaven Margaret L. CROMER 09-27-1919 03-19-2006

                                                  • David L. East

                                                    Sep 28, 2008 David L. East, 47, of Patrick Springs, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. He was born Aug. 22, 1961, in Henry County to Akers East and Gaynelle Howell East. His father preceded him in death. East formerly worked at RJR Patrick Community Hospital. Surviving, in addition to his mother of Patrick Springs are a brother, Paul East of Wisconsin; a niece and two nephews. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with the…

                                                    • Deavers, Frederick Lee

                                                      • Dobbins, Elizabeth Steffens

                                                        • Dove, Chelsea Lee

                                                          • Dowey, Arlyne

                                                            s and burial on Friday. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                            • Drumgoole, Makayla

                                                              Early Friday morning, God called home one of his precious angels, Little Miss Makayla Faith Drumgoole. She was born July 17, 2008. We were blessed with her presence for two months, but her memory will forever be in our hearts and minds. We know that Gods wisdom is greater than ours, and our precious child is resting with our father in heaven. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ramona Petterson and Stanley Barclay. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Cedric and Malika…

                                                              • East, David L.

                                                                David L. East, 47, of Patrick Springs, died Friday. Funeral 3:30 p.m. Sunday at moody Funeral Home Chapel, Stuart.

                                                                • Elder, Vera

                                                                  will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1146 Rodgers St., Chesapeake, VA 23324. The Rev. Jim Thompson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Raleigh Heights Baptist Church, 1000 Crowell Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324. Friends are also invited to send condolences and sign the online guestbook at

                                                                  • Elley, Joshua

                                                                    A funeral for Master Joshua Elley, 5 months old, of Stony Creek, Virginia, will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the First Baptist Church, Jarratt. Burial will commence at the Trisvan Family Cemetery, Stony Creek. Viewing will be held on Monday, September 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home.

                                                                    • Ellis, Emily Grace Morrison - Emily Grace Morrison Ellis Emily Grace Morrison Ellis, age 73, passed away on 27 September 2008 of Acute Leukemia. Emily was born on February .... 

                                                                      • Ellis, Gilman C. and Muriel M. - Gilman C. and Muriel M. ELLIS Married 67 Years Gilman C. Ellis, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 22, at Gainesville Rehab and Nursing .... 

                                                                        • Ferguson, Ruby Ann

                                                                          Ruby Ann Ferguson, 61, of Boones Mill, died Saturday, September 27, 2008. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Chapel, Rocky Mount.

                                                                          • Fralin, Wren Arrington

                                                                            s 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Morningside Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Stanfield Mortuary Service, Rocky Mount, Va.

                                                                            • Galiani, Angela

                                                                              s will be held in Roanoke, but donations will be accepted for the Carilion Clinic Hospice, 1615 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, Va. 24016. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.

                                                                              • Gillison, Elizabeth Catherine

                                                                                Elizabeth Catherine Gillison On Wednesday, September 25, 2008, Elizabeth Catherine Gillison, age 46, departed this life at her residence in Reva, Virginia. Mrs. Gillison is survived by her devoted husband, Russell L. Gillison, Jr., of Reva, Va.; three step-children, Antonia (Kirstie) Gillison, of Culpeper, Va., Felicia Gillison, of Winchester, Va. and Samantha Gillison of Dale City, Va. She also leaves to cherish her memories, two sisters, Jean M. Smith, of Culpeper, Va. and Loretta Moore of Washington,…

                                                                                • Gilmer, Ethel Beckleheimer

                                                                                  will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastors Danny Wright and Zach Doppelt officiating. The family wishes to thank those who have so kindly cared for Ethel in her declining years, especially Jeanne Duncan and her staff. Memorial gifts may be given to Ghent Grace Brethren Church. Online condolences may be made at

                                                                                  • Goad Jr., Richard Scott (Memoriam)

                                                                                    • Greene, Charles

                                                                                      • Guiliani, Joseph Michael - Retired D.C. Firefighter Joseph Michael Guiliani Joseph Michael Guiliani, age 70, of Manassas, passed away Friday September 26, 2007 at his home after a .... 

                                                                                        • HALE, Alcinda Lee

                                                                                          Alcinda Lee Hale Mrs. Alcinda Lee Hale, 95, formerly of 2123 Bedford Ave., Lynchburg, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. Born in Bedford County on Feb. 14, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Lorenzo Lee. Alcinda was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie W. Hale Sr.; four sisters, Alpha Hopkins, Lena Taylor, Sarah Herndon and Mabel Hudson; four brothers, St. Clair, Lorenzo, Leonard and George Lee. Alcinda was an active member of Holcomb Rock Baptist Church until her health failed.…

                                                                                          • Hale, Joshua Logan (Memoriam)

                                                                                            • Hess, Sondra Lou - Sondra Lou Hess Sondra Lou Hess, age 44, passed away Thursday September 25, 2008 at her residence in Dumfries, Virginia. Mrs. Hess was born .... 

                                                                                              • Holdren, Hilton (Memoriam)

                                                                                                We wanted to say thank you in a warm and special way. We appreciate your thoughtfulness much more than words can say. Perhaps you paid a visit

                                                                                                • Houston, Terri

                                                                                                  Terri J. Houston CHESAPEAKE - Terri J. Houston, 59, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at her home. Born in Sioux City, Neb., Terri is survived by her husband, Donald Houston; three daughters, Diana Houston Proffitt and husband Chip W. Proffitt Jr., Donelle Rene Elledge and husband Glenn Daniel Elledge, and Shelley Ann Frahm and husband Paul Frahm; grandchildren, Ashley Paige Houston, Shelby Lauren Proffitt, Autumn Layne Proffitt, Cody Lee Elledge, Madison Danielle Elledge, Robert Donald Frahm, Derek Paul…

                                                                                                  • Hypes, Fred

                                                                                                    Fred A. Hypes WAYNESBORO Fred Allen Hypes, 85, of Waynesboro, lost his fight with cancer on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at Shenandoah House in Fishersville. He was born May 7, 1923, in Giles County, a son of Roy Burnett and Pauline Long Hypes. Fred was a furniture craftsman, retiring from Stanley Furniture in 1984. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Marcell Heppinstall; and four brothers, Rodney, Carroll, Russell, and Albert Hypes. Surviving are the mother of his children,…

                                                                                                  • Inez A. Via

                                                                                                    Sep 28, 2008 Inez Adkins Via, 83, of 166 Valley Drive, Fieldale, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at her home. She was born in Henry County on Jan. 24, 1925, to Thomas Samuel Adkins and Mary Lee Ingram Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gray Via; two sons, Kenny and Geoffrey Via; two sisters, Frances Mason and Lucille Wright; and four brothers, Ralph, Thomas, Gene and Bobby Adkins. She was a member of Fieldale United Methodist Church where she had worked in the…

                                                                                                    • Jackson, David William

                                                                                                      David William Jackson, 36, of Roanoke, passed away Monday September 22, 2008. Graveside funeral 11 Tuesday September 30, 2008 at Coyner Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.

                                                                                                      • Janney, Peggy Marie Thornhill


                                                                                                        • Jenkins, Rush "Mickey" (Featured Guest Book)

                                                                                                          • Johnson, Barbara Sims Dobson

                                                                                                            • Johnson, Lionel M. "John" - Lionel "John" M. Johnson Lionel "John" M. Johnson, 64, of Dale City, Va. died on September 25, 2008 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls .... 

                                                                                                              • Johnson, William Robert - William Robert Johnson William Robert Johnson, age 80, of Manassas, died September 25, 2008 at the Prince William Hospital. Born July 14, 1928 in .... 

                                                                                                                • Jones, Carol Rose (McGann) - Carol Rose (Mc Gann) Jones Carol Rose (McGann) Jones passed away Sunday September 21, 2008, at the Capital Hospice Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in .... 

                                                                                                                  • Jones, Mildred W.

                                                                                                                    Our loving and devoted mother, Mildred Whirley Jones, 69, of Colonial Heights, left this Earth on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008.

                                                                                                                    • Land, Beverly

                                                                                                                      Beverly N. Land VIRGINIA BEACH - Beverly Neal Land, 75, passed away Sept. 26, 2008, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with leukemia. She was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Princeton, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Tilda Mae and Bernard Lane Neal. She was a graduate of Oceana High School and had been a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, where she was active in the "one anothering group." She was an avid tennis player,…

                                                                                                                      • Lemon, G. Fred

                                                                                                                        will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, on Monday, September 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Meadows officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., at Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131

                                                                                                                        • Lewis, Richard Thelbert

                                                                                                                          Richard Thelbert Lewis, 92, of Gretna, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                          • Linton, Martha

                                                                                                                            Martha Fones Linton PORTSMOUTH - Martha Fones Linton, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, in a local hospital. She was a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, and the daughter of the late Robert and Leonette Fones. She retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. as a bookkeeper. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilmer G. Linton and her son, Richard T. Kitelyn Jr. Survivors include a son, Wayne Kitelyn and his companion Nora Paschall of Seaford, Va.; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Harris and her husband Ken…

                                                                                                                            • London Jr., Charles J.

                                                                                                                              Charles J. London Jr. AHOSKIE - Charles James London Jr., 83, of the 100 block of A.J. Wilson Road, died Sept. 26, 2008. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Carpenter's Shop Church, Ahoskie. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

                                                                                                                              • Lyle, Tina Louise (Memoriam)

                                                                                                                                • Mann, Eddie G.

                                                                                                                                  After a long and courageous battle, God called, Mr. Eddie G. Mann home. He was born on Sept. 20, 1924, and departed this life on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va. He was predeceased by his wife of over 40 years, Mrs. Kathleen L. Mann; a daughter, Ms. Charlotte Mann; and a son, Eddie G. Mann Jr. Our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service and then was a civil service worker for another 20 years at Fort Lee…

                                                                                                                                  • Marlowe, Deborah

                                                                                                                                    • Marmaduke, Jean Sinclair

                                                                                                                                      Jean Sinclair Marmaduke, of Salem, Va., passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008. She was the widow of Jack Marmaduke. Surviving are her sons, Richard S. Marmaduke and wife, Judith, of Botetourt County, and Robert "Duke" Marmaduke, of Salem; and grandchildren, Denise Crampton and husband, Ray, of Raleigh, N.C., and Stephen Marmaduke and wife, Roxy, of Knoxville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road.…

                                                                                                                                      • McElroy, June

                                                                                                                                        • Melton, William

                                                                                                                                          Mr. William L. Melton of 17486 Sussex Drive passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jones-Peace Funeral Service, 13013 Park Ave., Stony Creek, VA.

                                                                                                                                          • Miller, Steven

                                                                                                                                            is planned Oct. 17, 2008, at Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia or to the Animal Assistance League in Chesapeake. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

                                                                                                                                            • Mills, Arthur Chester

                                                                                                                                              • Morgan, Alice

                                                                                                                                                On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, Mrs. Alice B. Morgan of 109 N. 15th Ave., Hopewell was called to her eternal rest at her residence. She was born in Crewe, Va., on April 14, 1940, to the late Charlie and Ethel Belle. She was educated in Nottoway Co. Public Schools. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving and devoted daughter, Brenda Belle of Hopewell; brother, John Belle of Crewe; three sisters, Lucille Jackson of Dallas, Texas, Edith "Doretha" Furman of Petersburg, and Helen "Kat" Stith…

                                                                                                                                                • Nomicarios, Katie - KATIE NOMICARIOS Katie Nomicarios age 93 of Manassas, Virginia died Monday, September 22, 2008 at Prince William Hospital, Manassas, Virginia. Katie was a member .... 

                                                                                                                                                  • Persons, Jini

                                                                                                                                                  • Pitts, Donald Albert

                                                                                                                                                    Donald Albert Pitts GROTTOES Donald "Don" Albert Pitts, age 67, who retired after 30 years of service to DuPont Nemours and Co., died on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Pitts is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Lynda H. Pitts; a devoted and loving daughter, Mrs. Bethany P. Lloyd, her husband, Buddy Lloyd, and an adoring grand-daughter, Meredith E. Lloyd, all of Grottoes, Virginia; a devoted and loving son, D.…

                                                                                                                                                    • Pugh, Virginia

                                                                                                                                                      Virginia Pugh AFTON Virginia (Farrar) Pugh, 86, formerly of Afton, passed away, Saturday, September 27, 2008, at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville. Arrangements have been entrusted to and will be announced by Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory.

                                                                                                                                                      • Roberts, Griggs

                                                                                                                                                        7 p.m. Sunday in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel, Galax.

                                                                                                                                                        • Rodney N. Palmer

                                                                                                                                                          Sep 28, 2008 Rodney Neil Palmer, 38, of 378 Woodlawn Ave., Martinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at the LSU Health and Science Center in Shreveport, La., of injuries suffered in a truck accident. He was born in Danville on Nov. 29, 1969, to Jerome Palmer and Claudia Adams Palmer. His parents preceded him in death. Palmer was employed by Barker Leasing Co. as a truck driver for Federal Express Ground. Surviving are his wife, Frederica Palmer of the home; three sons, Greg Dailey, Rodric Palmer and…

                                                                                                                                                          • Roop, Donald Ray

                                                                                                                                                            at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.

                                                                                                                                                            • Ruff, Arthur Boyce

                                                                                                                                                              s will be held on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with the Rev. Geoff Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow in Cool Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

                                                                                                                                                              • Sanderson, Marjorie Caird

                                                                                                                                                                Marjorie Caird Sanderson, 96, of Blacksburg, died Saturday, September 27, 2008. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

                                                                                                                                                                • Schmidt, Willa Mae "Tillie"

                                                                                                                                                                  • Simpson, Virginia D.

                                                                                                                                                                    s 6 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Smart, Nathaniel Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                      s will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Mullins Funeral Home, Radford, Va.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Smith, Leonard

                                                                                                                                                                        will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. in Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old Donation Episcopal Church. I would also like to thank the people of Heartland Hospice for all of their loving care and support. Cremation is being handled by the Cremation Society of Virginia. Online condolences may be made at

                                                                                                                                                                        • Sterling L. Ferguson

                                                                                                                                                                          • Sweet, Myra

                                                                                                                                                                            Myra C. Sweet VIRGINIA BEACH - Myra Patricia Carter Sweet, 60, of Virginia Beach, passed away suddenly but peacefully in her home Sept. 11, 2008. She was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Norfolk, to Billie McLeod Pearce and the late John Thomas Pearce Jr. She is survived by her mother, Billie McLeod Pearce of Virginia Beach; brothers, William Justis Pearce of Georgia and Neal Jackson Pearce of Fredericksburg, Va.; daughter, Jennifer Michelle Johnson and her husband Eric of Virginia Beach; son, Jeffrey Alan Sweet and…

                                                                                                                                                                            • Trout, George Ernest - George Ernest Trout George Ernest Trout, age 74, of Woodbridge, Va. died Wednesday September 24, 2008 at his home with his family present. Born .... 

                                                                                                                                                                              • Troutman, Allen Coolidge - Allen Coolidge Troutman Allen Coolidge Troutman, age 83, of Manassas, died September 25, 2008 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Born Nov. 4, .... 

                                                                                                                                                                                • Troutman, Marsha J. - Marsha J. Troutman Marsha J. Troutman died on September 26, 2008 at Fairfax Nursing Center. She is survived by her loving daughters, Radie Katherine .... 

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Finch Williams Mary Finch Williams, 96, died Monday, September 22, 2008, at Our Lady of Peace in Charlottesville, Virginia. Born June 9, 1912, in Albany, New York, to Jesse and Roy Finch, she attended St. Agnes School in Albany, graduated from Wellesley College in 1934, and took a master's degree in college administration from Syracuse University. She then worked at Wellesley as the secretary of the Christian Association and as a dorm mother before becoming an administrator at Pembroke College in…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Virginia C. Turner

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walker, Jeanett

                                                                                                                                                                                        s entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Warner, James Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                          s will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead, with the Rev. Shawn Wilburn officiating. Burial in the Warner Family Cemetery at Wabash near Staffordsville. The visitation will be at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Watkins, Eugene Paul

                                                                                                                                                                                            will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2008, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Dr. Ken Scoggins to officiate. Interment to follow at Fair View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Weems, Jimmy L.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jimmy L. Weems, 77, of Hardy, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2008, at the Chapel of Thrasher United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • White, H. Charlie

                                                                                                                                                                                                H. Charlie White CHESAPEAKE - Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Engineman (SW/AW) H. "Charlie" White, 56, passed away Sept. 25, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident in August. Master Chief White is a native of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, but called Virginia home for more than 30 years. He entered the Navy Sept. 9, 1970, as a shipfitter pipe (SFP). He served aboard the USS Guam and USS Boulder where he converted to the Enginemen rating in 1972. From 1972 to 1991, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Whitehurst, Annie

                                                                                                                                                                                                  for procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, is in charge. Condolences may be offered to the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wicker Sr., Ray Delano

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ray Delano Wicker Sr. CHESAPEAKE - Ray Delano Wicker Sr., 68, of Mineola Drive, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at a local hospital. Born in Norfolk, Ray was a retired waterman and owner of Wickers Crab and Seafood for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn F. Wicker; a son, Ray Delano Wicker Jr. and wife Michelle of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Renee Wicker O'Connor and husband Billy of Chesapeake; mother, Margie DeMarco; two brothers, Louis and James DeMarco; four sisters, Nita Albury,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Williams, Isabelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Fisher Funeral Home, Effingham St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wingfield, David Wayne (Memoriam)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Loving Memory of David Wayne WINGFIELD Sept. 19, 1967 Sept. 28, 2002

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wright Jr., Ernest

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ernest Wright Jr. BALTIMORE - Ernest Wright Jr., 59, of the 2000 block of Hollins Ferry Road, died Sept. 23, 2008. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Murfreesboro. Hunter's Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Young, Charles Terry

                                                                                                                                                                                                          s 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2008, from the Boyd-Young Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service, Rocky Mount.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yuille, Joyce Marie (Memoriam)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allen, Patrick Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bartkiewicz, Roma Baker

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blaylock Sr., Bobby Joe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Blevins, Blaine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bobby M. Arbaugh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brown III, Briscoe Baldwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brown Jr., Albert Edward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carey, William Preston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cordle Sr., Wayne Allen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dallas, Pete

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • David M. Adams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dietrich, Henry Karl Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Doyne, Brian Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Duty, Cora

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ellis, Abraham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ellis, Emily Grace Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ellis, Nancy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Evertz, Jane Bonner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fulton, Timothy D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Green, David Jacob "D.J."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Grillo, Frances J.

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