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Misc obituaries from the Virginian Pilot newspaper (Hampton Roads VA)

Posted By: Diane
Date: Friday, 7 March 2008, at 4:08 p.m.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Bill D. Dillard

SUFFOLK - Former Boy Scout executive Bill D. Dillard, 86, died peacefully at home Feb. 26, 2008. He was born in Anniston, Ala., but grew up in Suffolk. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served until honorably discharged in 1945. Bill Dillard married Betty Brooks in 1945. They were devoted to one another until her death in 1981. He was predeceased by four siblings and his wife.

Bill Dillard is survived by his sons, B. Daniel Dillard of Bethlehem, Pa., David E. Dillard of Suffolk; daughters-in-law, Malia Dillard and Deborah Dillard; nine grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Lillie Mae Knox.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sentara Hospice, 154 Burnetts Way, Suite 102, Suffolk, VA 23434

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Charles F. Williams

SUFFOLK - Charles Frederick Williams, while heading to his favorite restaurant, Bunny’s, to get a delicious salt herring, passed away as a result of a vehicle accident in Suffolk Feb. 27, 2008. He was born May 5, 1926 to the late Hatcher and Ima Smith Williams in Suffolk and raised on Hidden Acres in Isle of Wight County.

Charles was schooled in Portsmouth. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and continued serving in the National Guard. He was also a past member of the Nansemond Guard in the North-South Skirmish Association. He was an active participant of Bethlehem Christian Church.

Charles Williams was known as a knowledgeable, witty, plain-speaking man, who was down to earth. He was a jack-of-all-trades, modest entrepreneur, bricklayer, builder and retired after 40 years in construction. All in all, he was a man of integrity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hatcher and Ima Smith Williams to whom he was a devoted son; his sister, Isabel; his brothers, Joel, Wendell, Watson, Furman, Thad and Bernard.

He is survived by his two sisters, Polly Jones of Newport News and Anne Pierce of Smithfield; and his sister-in-law, Nancy Williams of Suffolk.

Charles Williams is also survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary Frances Liles Williams; his stepchildren, Dennis and Linda Travis of Richmond, Steven Curtis Travis of Chesapeake. Charles has 10 grandchildren by marriage and a host of many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Charles will be remembered as a caring and devoted husband, brother, grandfather, and a loving surrogate father to his nieces and nephews who treasured him so much. And as a friend to all - he knew no strangers. We were all truly blessed to have known and loved him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bethlehem Christian Church in Suffolk. Pastor Jonathan Palmer will officiate. The Williams family will receive friends and relatives between 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Harrell and Hill Funeral Home in Suffolk and at other times at the residence.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 2, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :29

Thomas J. Aruffo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Thomas J. “TJ” Aruffo, 49, of St. Petersburg, died suddenly

Thursday, Feb.

28, 2008 at

Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

He was born in

Drexel Hill, Pa.,

on May 30,1958.

TJ was an Eagle Scout and attended Bridgewater High School in New Jersey. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 and enjoyed a distinguished career as a naval aviator, flying the F-14 Tomcat in carrier aviation worldwide. After 14 years serving our country, he entered the private sector, holding executive positions with Fortune 500 companies, most recently as the Chief Information Officer for Cott Corporation, in Tampa, Fla.

An avid ocean yachtsman, TJ survived the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979 and enjoyed many subsequent years of ocean racing with friends and family aboard his sailing yacht “Reggae”.

A devoted husband and father, TJ leaves behind his loving wife of 25 years, Marie Aruffo (Fordham) and his beautiful children Matthew (20) and Meghan (18), all of St. Petersburg. He is also survived by his mother, Helen Aruffo; father, A. John Aruffo; sisters, Amy Spaeth, Holly Dunn, Jenifer Stiles, and his mother- and father-inlaw William and Marie Fordham, and their families.

Visitation for friends and family will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. A funeral will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 www.usna.com. Visit the family’s personalized online Guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com.

Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, N.E. St. Petersburg Chapel, (727) 822-2059.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 2, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :32

Connie J. Adkins

CHESAPEAKE - Connie J. Adkins arrived from heaven March 1, 1955, and returned to

heaven Feb. 20,

2008. Connie

was born and

raised in a small

town named

Hinton, located

in the beautiful

mountains of West Virginia. She later relocated to Norfolk and raised two children, Brian and Teleah, of whom she was so very proud. These children gave their mother the most wonderful gift she could want, grandchildren. Brandon and Logan gave their mommaw love, happiness, strength, and the will to continue. Connie was caring, loyal, hardworking, loving, courageous, and cherished her family and friends dearly. As she walked the path of uncertainty the words “Why Me” never came, only “Why Not Me.” Her hopes were that her suffering would save someone else from doing so. She will be truly missed, but her memory will live on in our hearts, as her soul lives on in heaven.

There will be no memorial in her honor locally, but if you would like to give a donation in her name to any cancer foundation of your choice, it will be greatly appreciated. With your help maybe one day there will be a cure for this that touches so many

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 2, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :32

Richard Z. Williams

CHESAPEAKE - Richard ZebieLee Williams, 82, of the 1400 block of Deep Creek Blvd., went to walk with the angels Feb. 29, 2008.

Left to cherish his memory and honor his life are his beloved children, Roger Dale Williams and loving wife Elizabeth, Jerry David Williams, Cynthia Jean Williams, Richard Allan Williams and his loving wife Natalie, Lisa Ann Rubin and her loving husband Randy, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Jean Williams.

Richard was above all else, an adoring husband and loving father. He was a decorated Navy veteran of three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After a distinguished military career, he continued his service to his country as a shipyard welder.

A graveside service, with Navy honors, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Thompson officiating. Friends and loved ones are invited to assemble at 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. The family requests that memorials in lieu of flowers be made for the benefit of his son Jerry Williams. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at

www.snellingsfuneralhome.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 1, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :23

Vergie E. Prillaman

PORTSMOUTH - Vergie Elgin Prillaman, 96, passed away Feb. 29, 2008, in a local hospital. She was a native of Patrick County, Virginia, and was a daughter of the late George and Callie Elgin. She was a retired Portsmouth public school teacher for 37 years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the National and Portsmouth Education Association. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry A. Prillaman.

Survivors include her daughter, Scarlett Weaver of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a son, Ernie E. Prillaman and wife Virginia of Chesapeake; a sister, Eva Pendleton of Stewart, Va.; five grandchildren, Susan, Duane, Chris, Cale and Shane; a great-grandchild, Dustin; and eight stepgrandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Karen Whitehurst. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 1, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :23

Elliott H. Brown Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Elliott Herbert “Zeke” Brown Sr., 84, passed away at home with his loving family by his side Feb. 27, 2008.

He was born in Norfolk April 2, 1923, son of the late Herbert and Naomi Brown. Zeke was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country proudly during World War II. Zeke retired from ILA Local 1624 after 33 years of employment and was a member of the American Legion. During his 24-year retirement, Zeke enjoyed fishing, crabbing and spending time with his family and friends. Zeke was predeceased by his parents and his two sisters, Dorothy Marker and Ruby Flowers.

Left to cherish Zeke’s memory are his wife of 59 years, Frances Brown; his two sons, Elliott H. Brown Jr. and his wife Shirley of Suffolk and Charles R. Brown and his wife Janet of Virginia Beach; his two grandchildren, Kellie and Curtis; his sister, Malvine Hudgins and her husband June; his two brothers, Alton Brown and his wife Shirley and Thomas Brown and his wife Verna; as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of devoted friends and neighbors.

A graveside service to celebrate Zeke’s life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Charles Shumate in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, with military honors accorded Mr. Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Online condolences and Zeke’s guestbook may be signed at

www.woodlawngroup.com .

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 1, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :23

Betty J. Zimmerman

VIRGINIA BEACH - Betty J. Zimmerman, 64, passed away Feb. 28, 2008, in Sentara Leigh Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1944, in Danville, Va., to Thomas and Leona Shorter, Betty is survived by her loving children, Michael Zimmerman Jr. and his wife Sara of Chesapeake, Thomas Zimmerman and his wife Whitney, Dana Lewis and her husband Steven, Amy Forbes and her husband Chris, Kimberly Wilson and her husband David, all of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren, Fallon, Matthew, Wesley, Amber, Cody, Mason, Taylor, Jason, Madison, Rachel, Zachary and McKenna. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Michael L. Zimmerman; her parents and a grandson, Jacob.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the graveside in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., with Dr. Ralph Herbert officiating. Woodlawn Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 4, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :22

Betty Jean H. Burford

SUFFOLK - Betty Jean Holland Burford, 69, loving and devoted mother and grandmother passed away March 2, 2008. She was born in Bedford, Va., the daughter of the late Lula Aileen McGhee Holland and Oren Douglas Holland Sr. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Nancy Stinnette and Wray Updike. Betty Jean retired after 25 years as a teacher’s assistant for Suffolk Public Schools. In her time there, she touched many lives of special needs children and their families. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and later became a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Betty Jean is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Annette B. Hagwood of Suffolk, Robin B. and M. Kenneth Taylor Jr. of Yorktown, Va., Allison B. Taylor of Suffolk; sons and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Connie M. Burford of Virginia Beach and David A. Burford of Suffolk; grandchildren, Paul, Jarrett, Jeremy, Daniel, Sean, Jeffrey, Meghann, Bethanne, Grant and Denise; sisters, Lorene H. Johnson, Laura H. Fariss and Katherine H. McGhee; brother, Oren Douglas Holland Jr., all of Bedford.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434 with the Rev. Charles W. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1224, Franklin, VA 23851 or First Baptist Church, 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 4, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :23

Carl E. Shubert

VIRGINIA BEACH - Carl E. Shubert, 53, passed away March 2, 2008, in Virginia Beach. He

was born in

Wilkes Barre,

Pa., March 5,

1954, and lived

in a number of

cities in Pennsylvania and

Ohio with his family before moving to Virginia Beach in 1967. He graduated from Cox High School and attended Tidewater Community College. While attending TCC, he began working in the building trades with established contractors before setting out on his own.

Carl established Harbour Construction in approximately 1980. In 1986, Towne Development Corp. was created and that began his rise to prominence in the industry. As its president, Carl has brought Towne to become a major force in development and construction of residential and commercial properties in Tidewater and this region. Towne has been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Builders” in Southside Hampton Roads numerous times for more than 20 years.

As important as providing a quality product was to Carl, he felt that it was equally important to be a good citizen. In addition to supporting the United Way, he supported many other deserving charities. Carl was proud of his 1998 conversion of a previous fraternity house to the Candii House to serve as a home for infants and children infected with HIV.

Carl was predeceased by his father, Thomas C. Shubert Jr. He is survived by his sons, Carl Jr. and Mark and his mother Jane, all of Virginia Beach; and his brother Tom of Lubbock, Texas.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, 1264 N. Great Neck Road, at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 142 W. York St., Norfolk, VA 23510 or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 5, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :20

Reginald Brickhouse

CHESAPEAKE - Reginald B. Brickhouse of the 900 block of Westgate Court, died Feb. 29,

2008. Born in

South Norfolk

Nov. 12, 1918,

he was the son

of the late

Charles and

Martha Moore

Brickhouse and the widower of Dora Forbes Brickhouse.

Reginald Brickhouse attended Booker T. Washington High School. He was married to Minnie Marie Riddick. From this union they had two sons, Reginald Barnes Brickhouse Jr., who is deceased, and Emueal Talemage Brickhouse. He also had another son, Arcelius Brickhouse. Reginald later married Dora Forbes Brickhouse. They were married for 59 years.

He served in the Army of the United States. Reginald was a supply clerk in the South Pacific, handling enlisted men’s clothing and equipment. He was in battles and campaigns in New Guinea, South Philippines (Liberation) and Luzon. While serving in the Army, he received several decorations and citations, the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star and World War II Victory Medal.

Reginald Brickhouse was employed for many years by the Department of the Navy, retiring Sept. 22, 1979.

Two sons survive Reginald, Emueal “Bobby” Brickhouse and his wife Maria and Arcelius Brickhouse and his wife Mildred; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Interment will follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. We invite you to send a condolence message to the family’s guestbook at www.pretlowandsosn.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 5, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :20

Emma L. Storey

PORTSMOUTH - Emma L. Storey passed away Feb. 27, 2008, in Bon Secours Maryview

Medical Center.

She was born

Feb., 22, 1926, in

Charleston,

W.Va., and

moved to

Portsmouth

with her husband and children in 1962. Emma is survived by daughters, Carol Woodland and her husband Alex of Newport News and Barbara Vickers and husband Mitch of Virginia Beach. She leaves three grandchildren, Larry Maggi, Greg Woodland and Jennifer Barnes and her husband James. She is also survived by her sister, Georgia Turley of Nitro, W.Va.; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Haynes of St. Albans, W.Va.; plus many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Storey; her parents, George and Eva Coleman; and three sisters, Elizabeth Vickers, Dorothy Clark and Barbara Magee.

Emma was a member of Westhaven Baptist Church in Portsmouth where a memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Albans, W.Va., at a later date. Cremation Society of Virginia, Newport News office, is assisting the family.

Anderson Sullivan

PORTSMOUTH - Anderson Sullivan, 92, formerly of the 200 block of Median Circle,

departed this

life March 2,

2008. He was

born Dec. 25,

1915, in Batesburg, S.C. to the

late Anderson

and Lizzie Sullivan. He was the widower of Pauline Brooker Sullivan.

Anderson retired from the Norfolk Naval Base after 33 years of service. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth where he was a member of the men’s usher board.

He leaves to celebrate his transition into glory a loving daughter, Shirley Sullivan Robinson of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Russell Robinson of Portsmouth, the Rev. Dwayne Robinson of Fredericksburg and Ina Robinson of Portsmouth; four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Dwayne, Camrin and Josiah; and a host of nieces and nephews who he loved and will miss.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. LeRoy Hill Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial park. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Mar 5, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :24

James S. Sawyer

SMITHFIELD - James Samuel Sawyer, 91, passed away March 2, 2008, in his home. Sam was born in Macon, Ga., and had lived in Smithfield for the past 50 years.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. Sam made a career in the food service industry with some 20 years with Armour Foods in Columbia, S.C., and retired from Smithfield Foods as vice president of the credit department after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 49, Smithfield.

Sam was a family man who loved to fish and enjoyed reading and gardening. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and taught the Men’s Bible Class for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Turner Sawyer; and two sisters, Alice S. Edmondson and Susie S. Westmoreland. Sam is survived by three sons, Charles Howard Sawyer of Richmond, Samuel Richard Sawyer of Portsmouth and James Andrew Sawyer of Dully, Minn.; five grandchildren, Thomas C. Sawyer, Susan S. Cannon, Ralph D. Sawyer, Andrea S. Stapleton and James P. Sawyer; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy Anne Marie Sawyer, Dalton K. Sawyer and Casey Jo Stapleton; two sisters, Evelyn S. Phelps and Marion S. Ray; and brother, Howard Earl Sawyer, all of Macon, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Colonial Funeral Home. A life celebration will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Will Montgomery officiating. A reception prepared in the family’s honor will follow the service in the church Family Activity Center. Burial will be private.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 201 Cedar St., Smithfield, VA 23430, Smithfield Volunteer Fire and Safety, P.O. Box 117, Smithfield, VA 23431 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, No. 20, Koger Center, Interstate Corporate Center, Norfolk, VA 23502.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

James E. Harrison

CHESAPEAKE - James Edward Harrison, 84, passed away Feb. 27, 2008. He was born in Brunswick, Ga., to the late Samuel and Myrtice Harrison. Mr. Harrison was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was a member and past president of the United Hunt Club. Mr. Harrison served his country during World War II in the United States Army and was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Johnson Harrison; his daughters, Nancy Lynne Harrison of Williamsburg, Patricia Harrison Fulton and husband Butch of Norfolk, Jimmie Ann Campbell of Maryland and Janie Harrison Bailey and husband Ronald of Chesapeake; his son, James E. Harrison Jr. and wife Donna of Chesapeake; his sister, Catherine Harris of Virginia Beach; his brother, Charles Harrison of Norfolk; and his eight grandchildren, Jim, Tristan, Leigh, Elizabeth, Jerrie Ann, Ryan, Brittany, and Jacob and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Harrison officiating. Burial will follow the service at Western Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, 6952 Old Myrtle Road, Suffolk. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

www.twifordfh.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Darlene P. Sullivan

CHESAPEAKE - Darlene Parrish Sullivan peacefully passed on to her heavenly home Feb.

25, 2008, after

her courageous

battle with cancer. Darlene

was surrounded

by family and

friends in her

home. She was born June 28, 1948, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Marvin C. Parrish. Darlene was also predeceased by a brother, W.C. “Buddy” Parrish and her beloved son, Toby C. Sullivan.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 40 years, Russell J. Sullivan Sr.; their son, Russell J. “RJ” Sullivan Jr. and his wife Andrea all of Chesapeake; their daughter, Shannon D. Williams and her children Gates A., Taite D. and Ethan H. Williams. She is also survived by her mother, Edna B. Parrish; sister, Sherrie L. Castilloux; and a sister-in-law, Sandra L. Parrish, all of Virginia Beach; her brother, Marvin D. Parrish and his wife Bernadette of Cheyenne, Wyo.; her youngest sister, Debra J. Horner of Young Harris, Ga.; and many family members and friends whom she loved very much. Immy, her four-legged companion, will miss her more than anyone can really know.

A celebration of Darlene’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., with the Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in their family plot in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Everyone is invited to return to the funeral home for a reception immediately following the services. Memorial donations may be made in the form of floral tributes or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting

www.woodlawngroup.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

W. Clyde Pritchard

NORFOLK - William Clyde Pritchard, 91, a member of America’s greatest generation of Millard Street passed away Feb. 27, 2008, in a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Clyde L. Pritchard and Gertrude Jones Pritchard. He was the husband of the late, Dorothy P. Pritchard and father to the late John Kelly Pritchard. He was a retired foreman with Exxon Terminals. He was a graduate of Maury High School in 1935 and joined the U.S. Army serving in the 415 Infantry Division and recipient of Bronze Star during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and an Exxon Annuitant.

William is survived by his daughter, Debra Pritchard Large of Norfolk; sister, Barbara Cobb of Norfolk; two brothers, Robert L. Pritchard of Florida and James W. Pritchard of Norfolk; grandson, Jarrett Hoffman of Florida; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Caitlyn Hoffman, both of Florida; and his sister-in-law, Willie Mae Pritchard of Virginia Beach.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Catherine Spahn Jenson

PORTSMOUTH - Catherine Spahn Jenson, born March 6, 1923, died at peace in her bed, Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008.

She passed away in the Heritage of Lake Forest, in Sanford, Fla. Catherine was a native of Portsmouth, where she lived for more than 80 years. She was also a lifelong Mom, which her children can all agree she excelled at. Her parents were the late George J. Spahn and Marguerite Hoeck Spahn, and she was the beloved wife of the late Buddy Jenson.

Catherine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Diane Jenson of Sanford; her daughter, Lin Bailey of Fuquay, N.C.; and son, David Jenson of Lake Mary. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, George and Sue Spahn of Sunrise, Fla.; by her sister, Margaret Barber of Richmond; and by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Joe O’Brien of Suffolk and Betty and Paul McClintock of Atlanta. Her brothers, Clinton Spahn and Bill Spahn preceded her in death. Surviving grandchildren are Ric Bailey and his wife Natalie of Xenia, Ohio, Brooke Bailey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Deanna Jenson of Lake Mary. Three great-grandchildren also survive, Griffin, Madison and Kamryn Bailey of Xenia.

At her request, she is being cremated, so that she can eventually be interred with her beloved husband in Arlington National Cemetery. All arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Fairchild. She also requested that there not be a memorial service, but instead make a living tribute to the Salvation Army, where she volunteered for countless hours. As a believer in Jesus Christ, we know she will live forever in heaven.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 29, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Catherine Spahn Jenson

PORTSMOUTH - Catherine Spahn Jenson, born March 6, 1923, died at peace in her bed, Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008.

She passed away in the Heritage of Lake Forest, in Sanford, Fla. Catherine was a native of Portsmouth, where she lived for more than 80 years. She was also a lifelong Mom, which her children can all agree she excelled at. Her parents were the late George J. Spahn and Marguerite Hoeck Spahn, and she was the beloved wife of the late Buddy Jenson.

Catherine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Diane Jenson of Sanford; her daughter, Lin Bailey of Fuquay, N.C.; and son, David Jenson of Lake Mary. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, George and Sue Spahn of Sunrise, Fla.; by her sister, Margaret Barber of Richmond; and by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Joe O’Brien of Suffolk and Betty and Paul McClintock of Atlanta. Her brothers, Clinton Spahn and Bill Spahn preceded her in death. Surviving grandchildren are Ric Bailey and his wife Natalie of Xenia, Ohio, Brooke Bailey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Deanna Jenson of Lake Mary. Three great-grandchildren also survive, Griffin, Madison and Kamryn Bailey of Xenia.

At her request, she is being cremated, so that she can eventually be interred with her beloved husband in Arlington National Cemetery. All arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Fairchild. She also requested that there not be a memorial service, but instead make a living tribute to the Salvation Army, where she volunteered for countless hours. As a believer in Jesus Christ, we know she will live forever in heaven.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Oct 17, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :19

Harry Lee Jackson

VIRGINIA BEACH - Harry Lee Jackson quietly passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2007, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Harry was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Norfolk to the late Jane C. Wilson and Carl Jackson. Harry was also predeceased by his stepfather, Melvin Wilson.

Harry Sr. is survived by his three children, Rhonda J. Doak and her husband Ralph, Harry L. Jackson Jr. and Kay J. Gramling and John Gramling. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Michelle Wiggins and her husband Lee; and grandson, Jonathan Gramling. Harry is also survived by stepdaughter, Connie Mehassey; grandson, Antonio Companys; and nephews, Marvin Jackson and Ronnie Jackson. He was also predeceased by his former wife, Gloria Jackson.

Harry was a graduate of Maury High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a 100 percent disabled veteran from the age of 20. He put his helmet and body over a grenade shielding his fellow soldiers from the blast. He did this at great personal damage to himself. Harry lost his arm, leg and eye from the incident. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his bravery. Harry was a strong-willed man facing life everyday and its struggles. His life was full despite the physical challenges he faced. Even with his adversities he knew he could accomplish what he set out to do. He traveled cross country driving his Winnebago, danced, climbed Mount Trashmore and many other feats average people take for granted. Getting up everyday, like all good parents, putting his body together and going to work to provide for and raise his children. He was a role model for facing life, always fair and generous with his children. Harry never asked for anything of people to aid him with his disabilities, always determined to do for himself. He wanted to be treated as everyone else and felt closest to those who accepted him for the person he was, not due to his injuries. He was quick to laugh and loved to have a laugh with his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home on Great Neck Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends and family members from noon onward. It will be a brief ceremony to show our respect to Harry. The service will be an open ceremony asking anyone to speak for Harry that wishes to. The family invites all to visit them after the service at 905 Jeremy Court, Virginia Beach, in Great Neck Meadows.

Harry will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made in memory of Harry L. Jackson to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451-9886. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Nov 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :24

Lillian Evory

CHESAPEAKE - Lillian Evory, 87, was called home Oct. 25, 2007, after several years of

declining

health. Family

was by her side.

She was born in

Port Ewen, N.Y.,

the daughter of

Joseph and

Susan (Clark) Leiching. She worked and raised her family in New York state, after which she and her husband Loren retired to Burlington, N.C., and then Chesapeake.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Loren Evory; and their children, daughter Susan Moskowitz, son Robert Evory and wife Ann, son Loren Evory and wife Muriel, daughter Martha Taylor and husband Craig, and son the Rev. Daniel Evory and wife Ann; brothers, Clark Leiching, Ross Leiching and Joseph Leiching; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Evory was known to those close to her to be tough, compassionate and patriotic. She graduated from Kingston, N.Y., Hospital School of Nursing in 1942, and served in the Army Nurse Corps as a first lieutenant during World War II. She was awarded medals for the American, Asiatic Pacific and Philippine Liberation campaigns and treated injured troops in New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines and Luzon.

As a mother, she encouraged her children to excel and worked many hours as a registered nurse at the Westchester Medical Center to enable each of them to attend college. Once retired, she did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, Hospice, and in a local nursing home.

Memorial donations can be made to the USO or local hospice organization. Condolences or memories may be shared with the family at

Lillianevory@aol.com.

Interment will be private at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Nov 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :25

Bernice B. Rogers

VIRGINIA BEACH - Bernice B. Rogers, 85, of the 1100 block of Kings Way Drive, died Nov. 2, 2007, in a local hospital.

She was born in Lamberton, Minn., and was the daughter of the late Robert and Anne Butler. She was a Navy wife for 60 years and was an interior designer.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Harris G. Rogers Jr.; a son, Robert Morse and wife Dianne of Norfolk; four stepsons, Chip Rogers and wife Mary Ann of Norfolk, David M. Rogers and partner Johnny of New York City, John H. Rogers and wife Debbie of Collierville, Tenn., and Donald F. Rogers and wife Cindy of Glen Allen, Va.; and 12 grandchildren, Robert Morse Jr., Courtney, Kendall, Whitney, Shea, Brian, Brett, Bradley, Mary Caroline, Chris, Matt and Alex Rogers; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a stepson, William G. Rogers.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Nov 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :25

William O. Whitehead

VIRGINIA BEACH - Cmdr. William Odell Whitehead, U.S. Navy Medical Corps retired, 71, died Nov. 2, 2007, in his home.

Cmdr. Whitehead was born in Chicago, Dec. 7, 1935, to the late Dr. William Bray Whitehead and Winona Ruth Odell Whitehead. He grew up in Fayetteville, N.C., graduated from the Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston, Mass., and was a 1961 graduate of Tufts Medical School in Massachusetts. He did his internship at Indiana University and his residency in Ophthalmology at New England Medical Center - Boston University.

Cmdr. Whitehead was a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He also had a private practice in Sanford, N.C. He was an avid sailor and racer and was a past commodore of the Key West, Fla., Sailing Club. “Doc” to many friends and golf buddies, he was a senior medical director of the USS Coral Sea. A music lover of both classical and jazz, he enjoyed symphonies in European countries while stationed overseas and here in the states. The last 10 years Doc Whitehead and his wife traveled extensively.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lawrence Whitehead and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Whitehead. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Peterson Whitehead of the home; daughter, Dawn W. Wilson (Martin) of Hickory, N.C.; sons, Glenn W. Whitehead of Whitsett, N.C., and Gregg R. Whitehead (Dana) of Richlands, N.C.; a sister, Priscilla Whitehead McLeod of Fayetteville, N.C.; uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Whitehead of Whiteville, N.C.; aunt, Sonya Whitehead of Winston-Salem, N.C.; uncle, Benjamin Whitehead of Missouri; aunt, Margaret of Arizona; brothers-in-law, Allen Peterson (Carol) of Chesapeake, Thomas Gladden (Colleen) of Royalston, Mass., and Richard Peterson of Sarasota, Fla. He leaves his beloved grandchildren, “Daddy Bill” to Elise and Matthew Wilson and “Pa” to Jason Whitehead. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Cmdr. William Ross, U.S. Navy retired, Patricia Wyatt and James and Pamela Hagerty of Virginia Beach.

He was a member of many professional societies and civic groups over the years but most of all he was a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Scott Cross, Heartland Hospice, Lora Schwartz, registered nurse, Home Choice, First Choice and Tamica Holloman.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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