Signa H. Eure
GATES - Signa Holland Eure, 90, a native of Gates County, died April 23, 2002 in Obici Memorial Hospital, Suffolk.
Eure was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Etta Holland. She had retired from Leggett's Dept. Store in Suffolk and was an active member of Reynoldson Baptist Church.
A funeral was held April 26, 2002 in Reynoldson Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Presley and the Rev. Don Stewart officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Reynoldson Baptist Church, Gates, NC 27937 or to the Gates County Rescue Squad, Gatesville, NC 27938.
Survivors include two daughters, Maralinda Doughtie of Eure and Jackie Nelsen of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren and one great - great - grandchild.
John H. Lassiter
GATES - John Henry Lassiter, 79, died April 21, 2002.
A funeral was held April 25, 2002 at New Hope Baptist Church in Gatesville.
SUFFOLK, Va. - Brenda Wiggins, 54, of the 100 block of S. 12th St., died April 20, 2002.
A funeral was held April 26, 2002 at New Piney Wood Chapel Baptist Church in Drum
Willie E. Riddick
GATESVILLE - The Rev. Willie Edward Riddick, 67, a native of Gates County, died April 24, 2002 in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.
Riddick had retired as a forklift operator for Newport News Shipbuilding. Rev. Riddick was a member of New Middle Swamp Baptist Church; and had pastored at St. James Baptist Church, Elizabeth City; Morning Star Baptist Church, Windsor, VA and First Baptist Roduco, Roduco.
He was a past president of the Roanoke Missionary Baptist. Association and Northeast Bound Union; a member of Lott Carey Foreign Mission and the General Baptist State Conventions; and affiliated with the Jephthah Masonic Lodge No.174.
A funeral was held April 28, 2002 in New Middle Swamp Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Odom officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Lee Riddick; four daughters, Benita M. Johnson of Sunbury, Deloris A. Branch and Valrie S. Riddick, both of Suffolk and Clara D. Riddick of Gatesville; a son, William C. Riddick Sr. of Gatesville; six grandchildren; two great - grandchildren.
William A. Gregory
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - William A. Gregory, 67, a native of Waterlily, NC, died May 5, 2002 at a local hospital.
Gregory was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 30 years of service. He also retired from The Virginian - Pilot after eight years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk.
A funeral was held May 9, 2002 in Hollomon - Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Dick Baker and the Rev. Pete Taylor. Burial was in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, Va. 23502.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne S. Gregory: a daughter, Melody G. Floyd of Suffolk: two sons, Kenneth Alan Gregory of Gates County and Jeffrey Mark Gregory of Chesapeake; two sisters, Ellen E. Hawkins of Olathe, Kan., and Bette G. Winchell of Southport, NC and three grandchildren.
Tencie C. Duke
POTECASI - Tencie C. Duke, 94, died May 10, 2002, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Edenton.
Mrs. Duke was the widow of Andrew J. Duke of Potecasi. Duke was the daughter of the late Johnny and Tabitha Colson. She was a member of Potecasi Baptist Church, where she was active in her Sunday School class and the W.M.U.
A funeral was held May 13. 2002 at Potecasi Baptist Church by Pastor Harold DeLong. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Potecasi Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Richard Duke of Williamston; two daughters. Mary Nooney of Roanoke Rapids and Linda Perry of Colerain a sister, Lizzie Barnes of Potecasi; nine grandchildren and eight great - grandchildren.
Frazier C. Savage
KELFORD - A funeral for Frazier Creecy Savage, wife of late Bryant W. Savage, was held May 13. 2002 at First Baptist Church in Rich Square
Savage retired from Northampton County Public Schools.
Survivors include two brothers, WS Creecy of Rich Square and Hollis F - Creecy of Sunbury: and a sister, Myrtle C. Crockett.
Dolly W. Carr
SUFFOLK, Va - Dolly Watson Carr, 71, a native of Suffolk, died May 11, 2002 in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.
Carr was a homemaker and a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield, where she was the organist for more than 37 years and choir director for a number of years. Carr was the daughter of the late Shelley Burch Watson and Alice Whitley Watson. She was also the organist for Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home for more than 20 years.
A funeral was conducted May 14, 2002 in the Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of Harrell and Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Theodore Bailey, interim pastor of Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Carr Jr. of, Suffolk; a daughter. Dolly W. Chin of Baltimore. MD: two sons. Charles B Carr III of Windsor. Va. and William L. Carr of Gates; a brother, the Rev. Shelly "Joel" Burch Watson of I Shady Cove, Ore.; eight grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
Jerry V. Jones Sr.
KANKAKEE, Ill. - Jerry V. Jones Sr. 91, formerly of Chesapeake, died May 5, 2002 In a local hospital.
Survivors include a sister, Tabitha Harrell of Sunbury; four daughters, Cecilia R. Parker of Portsmouth, Charlotte Powell and Janice Jones of Laurel, Md.; and Emma Burton of Sacramento, Calif; four sons, Jerry V. Jones Jr. of Chesapeake, Samuel Jones of Portsmouth, Titus Jones of Atlanta, Ga. and Reginald Jones of Kankakee; 19 grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
Lucy L. Guess
MORFOLK. Va. - Lucy Long Guess, 93, a native of Boyle. Ky., died May 10, 2002 at the home of her daughter in Gates.
Guess was a member of First Methodist Church in Kentucky and the daughter of the late Robert and Hattie Potts Long. She was the widow of Billy Rae Guess.
A funeral was held May 13, 2002 at Harrell Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with the Rev. Tim Lambert officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Jean Dorsey of Pasadena, MD; Bille Dean Ogden of Louisville, Ky and Peggy Ann Barden of Gates; one son, Timothy W. Guess of
Chesapeake, Va.: one sister, Nellie Broaddus of Lancaster, KY; 10 grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.
Marjorie B. Fowler
SUFFOLK. Va. - Marjorie Brinkley Fowler, 76, a native of Gates County, died May 13, 2002 at Nansemond Pointe Healthcare.
Mrs. Fowler was an employee with Leggett's Department Store and she was former owner and operator of Fowler's Grocery and Used Cars. She was the widow of Haywood Eugene Fowler Sr. and the daughter of the late Bennie Aaron Brinkley and Earlie Byrum Brinkley.
She was a member of Somerton United Methodist Church, the Woman's Society of Christian Service and a charter member of the Emulator's Bible Class.
A funeral was held May 15, 2002 at Somerton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Armstrong officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Somerton United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8610 Whaleyville Blvd.. Suffolk, Va. 23438 or the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, Va. 23439.
Survivors include a sister, Bessie Boyce Gardner of Suffolk; and four brothers, Bennie Marcelle Brinkley of Norfolk, Va., Thomas J. Brinkley of Suffolk, James Earl Brinkley of Sunbury and Johnny W. Brinkley, also of Sunbury.