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Misc obituaries from the Virginian Pilot, Hampton Roads VA

Posted By: Diane
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, at 2:55 p.m.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Paul H. Borg

CHESAPEAKE - Paul Henry Borg, 72, of the 300 block of Bartell Drive, passed after a

long illness at

home Sept. 1,

2007. Born in

Chicago, he was

the youngest

son of the late

David T. and

Lilly H. Anderson Borg. After 26 years of service, Mr. Borg retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a master gunnery sergeant. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. Mr. Borg also retired from a 20-year civil service career in the E-2 community. He loved God and was a long-standing member of the Great Bridge Baptist Church. In addition to being a strong Christian and true American patriot, Mr. Borg was also a devoted family man who adored his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Williams-Borg of Chesapeake; four children, Glenn D. Borg of Cary, N.C., Diana C. Borg of Jackson, Miss., Tamey M. Caires of London, Ohio and Chris L. Williams of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Leslie A. Williams and Joshua K. Williams, both also of Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, 5349 Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Ernest Delmer Custer

CHESAPEAKE - Ernest Delmer Custer, 86, of the 900 block of Gould Ave., passed away Sept. 2, 2007, in a Chesapeake hospital. He was a native of Roanoke and was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a welder in Shop No. 26. He was the widower of Beatrice Custer. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by one daughter, Kemerley Hand and her fiance Ray Deus of Chesapeake; two sons, Ernest Dale Custer and wife Brenda and Terry Lynn Custer, all of Chesapeake. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Holly, Crystal, Jason, Kandi, Joni, Tommy and Corrine; and eight great-grandchildren, Autumn, Jessi, Kyle, Brianna, Faith, Jaida, Michael and Brayden. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Katie Deans Twine

CHESAPEAKE - Katie Deans Twine, 88, of the 2200 block of Rodgers St., went to be with the

Lord Sept. 2,

2007, in Chesapeake. A native

of Wilson, N.C.,

she was the

daughter of the

late Jesse and

Eva Gurganus Deans and the wife of the late John B. “Jack” Twine Jr. She was a member of the Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Zulekia Court No. 35, and the Chesapeake Ladies Shrine Club.

Surviving are one son, Robert D. Twine and his wife Lauren of Chesapeake; a special niece and caregiver, Barbara Haynes of Chesapeake; one sister, Opal Boothe of Salem, Va.; one brother, John H. “Boots” Deans of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Robert D. Twine Jr., John B. Twine IV, David Decker and Steven Decker, all of Chesapeake; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley Szuba and Emily Szuba, both of Erie, Pa., and Julianna Twine and Kyla Sailor, both of Edenton, N.C. She was preceded in death by two sons, John Bagley Twine III and Jeffrey Thomas Twine and one granddaughter, Teresa Twine.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the Rev. Amos Eby officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at 435 Granada Drive, Las Gaviotas, Chesapeake, at other times. Memorial donations may be made to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, 800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504.

Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Betty K. Hudgins

NORFOLK - Betty Coulson Kanary Hudgins went to be with the Lord, Sept. 1, 2007 in the

comfort of her

own home surrounded by her

loving family

and friends.

She was born

Jan. 15, 1923, in

Norfolk to the late Roy M. Coulson Sr. and Eda Beck Harrell Coulson. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, John R. Hudgins Sr.; son, Robert Kanary and wife Virginia; daughter, Zena Craig and husband Bill, all of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Lohse, Wanda Lohse Patterson, Elana Warren, Cori Quinn and husband Richard, all of Norfolk, and Michael Kanary of New Bern, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Casey Quinn, Seth Quinn, and Richard Quinn, all of Norfolk; great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Kanary of New Bern, N.C.; two sisters, Marion Stansell of Stewart, Fla., and Irene Hoffman and husband Ken of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Roy M. Coulson Jr. and wife Joyce of Virginia Beach; numerous nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by her closest friend, Minnie Robinson, and many loving extended family members and friends who called her Mama, Grandma, Great Grandma, and Aunt Betty. She kept us all well supplied by her thrift store treasures. She always had the best coffee, a warm smile and a hearty laugh, loved to share a good joke, and never met a stranger. She could turn a frown to a grin in a moment with her famous sandwiches, cakes, and magic goodness from the kitchen. She was a member of Norview Baptist Church and charter member of the Norview Baptist Grandmother’s Choir; member and past president of Norview Five Pointers, member of East O.V. 20th Bay Seniors and the Azalea Garden Young at Heart Group.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., with Pastor Richard Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association and/or Bon Secours Hospice. Online guest book may be signed by visiting www.woodlawngroup.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

J. Raymond Kipper

NORFOLK - James Raymond “Ray” Kipper, 89, went to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2007, after a brief illness at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center.

Mr. Kipper was born in Newport News Oct. 1, 1917, to the late Trey Raymond and Ruby Lankford Kipper. He was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1937. He was a member of Christ and St. Luke’s Church, and a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Kipper graduated from Norfolk Shipyard Apprentice School in 1944, and was an account manager for Reuben H. Donnelley Corp. for 31 years. He was the founder and leader of the Ray Kipper Orchestra (drummer), and was a co-producer with Tommy Gwaltney of the 1959 first annual Virginia Beach Jazz Festival. He also created the “Musicians Lunch Brunch.” He was the oldest of four brothers, all of whom preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Marie Finch “Scootie” Kipper, whom he married July 11, 1942. Also surviving him are his two children, James Raymond Kipper Jr. of Virginia Beach and Carol Sydney Kipper Fuller of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren, James Raymond Kipper III of Virginia Beach, Cynthia Leighton Kipper of Virginia Beach and Gregory Keith Fuller and his wife Julie of Tulsa, Okla.; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Christ and St. Luke’s Church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Louise Meeks

NORFOLK - Louise Meeks, formerly of E. Berkley Ave., quietly went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, Sept. 3, 2007. She was born in Suffolk County and predeceased by her husband, Edward Meeks. She was a longtime member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, which she dearly loved. Louise leaves to cherish her memory, two brothers, Raymond L. and William B. Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Condolences may be offered to the family at

www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :20

Tommy Ray Reid

NORFOLK - Tommy Ray Reid, 60, of the 800 block of Avenue B died Aug. 29, 2007, in

his house. Mr.

Reid was born

in Norfolk. He

was

self-employed.

Survivors

include his

mother and father, Emma and William C. Reid Sr., of Norfolk; a son, Cassell Lacey of Norfolk; a daughter, Shadrian Reid of Northern Virginia; two brothers, William C. Reid Jr. (Dianne) of Norfolk and Reginald Reid of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Cynthia Reid and Corliss Hood, both of Norfolk and Pamela Brannon (Richard) of Suffolk; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, aunts and uncles; a loving and devoted former wife, Louise Askew; a stepson, Tory Robertson; stepdaughters, Crystal and Cindy Robertson; and other relatives and friends including a special companion, Brenda Skinner and her mother Margo Palmer.

A funeral will be conducted Wednesday at noon at Riddick Funeral Service Chapel, 1225 Norview Ave., Norfolk. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A viewing will be held today from 2 to 8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :21

Luther E. Becraft

VIRGINIA BEACH - Luther Elmer Becraft, 79, passed away peacefully Sept. 2, 2007, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Becraft was born July 6, 1928, to James and Ivy Becraft in Norfolk. He was employed with C&P Telephone Company until his retirement in 1981. Mr. Becraft was a 1947 graduate of Norview High School where he was on the baseball and wrestling teams and was the co-captain of the football team. He served our country proudly for 10 years in the National Guard. Luther was active in numerous professional and civic organizations. He was past president and vice president of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a member of the C&P Chorus, CWA No. 2202 and served on the board of Diamond Lake Estate Civic League. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. His beautiful, blue eyes and the kindness he showed toward all who knew him will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 19 years, Margaret Becraft; and children, Bill Becraft and wife Betty, Tammy Honeycutt and husband Joe, Rick Barron and wife Nancy and Ronnie Barron; grandsons, Bo, Stephen, Dylan, Bryan and Max; granddaughters, Lindsey, Briget and Desiree; a great-granddaughter, Cadence Becraft; and a special friend, Fred Moody. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann Webb Becraft; son, Luther “Dink” Becraft Jr.; both parents; two brothers, Dave and James; and two sisters, Sue and Nancy. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Herbert Brewer and Dr. Mike Ryan and their staff for the years of care and professionalism they showed toward Luther.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. Please share your love and condolences with the family at www.mem.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :21

Shirley J. Davis

VIRGINIA BEACH - Shirley J. Davis, 68, passed away Aug. 31, 2007, at her home. Born in Washington,

D.C., to the late Joseph and Sarah White, Mrs. Davis was of strong Christian faith. She was the widow of Jack Davis and is survived by two daughters, Mary Lynn Klos and Gail Weidig, both of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a son, Jack W. Davis and wife Maria of Virginia Beach; two sisters and two brothers; and six grandchildren. The family would like to express a special thank you to Steve and Terry Davis.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :21

Hattie R. Gaskins

VIRGINIA BEACH - Hattie Esther Riggs Gaskins, 93, went to be with the Lord Aug. 29, 2007. She was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Edenton, N.C., to the late James S. Riggs and Bertha B. Riggs.

Hattie graduated from Maury High School and Mary Washington College. She was a member of Ocean View Chapter 34, Order of the Eastern Star, MADD, Little Creek Woman’s Club, East Ocean View Cub Scouts and First Christian Church. She was employed at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in medical records and the police department as a clerk, retiring with more than 20 years of service. Hattie was a very devoted mother and loved her family deeply. She enjoyed gardening but especially loved baking cakes for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gaskins Sr.; her son, William S. Gaskins; and two sisters, Evelyn R. Ross and Lila R. Graf.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, James Gaskins Jr. and daughter, Linda Gaskins, both of Virginia Beach.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Granby Street.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 4, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :21

Raymond Scheidies

VIRGINIA BEACH - Raymond Wilhelm Scheidies, born May 5, 1920, in Kenesaw, Neb.,

beloved husband and

devoted father,

departed this

life into the next

Sept. 2, 2007, in

Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Roberta Scheidies; two daughters, Robin Rae McKelvey of Lincoln, Neb., and Karen Lynn Mulford of Virginia Beach and their husbands, Steven McKelvey and Anthony Mulford. He was blessed with seven grandchildren, Matthew McKelvey, Taryn Raschdorf, Sarah Hopkins, Rory Mulford, Lisa Neddenriep, Rebekah Mulford and Sam McKelvey. There are also six great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Addison Hopkins, Austin Neddenriep, and Marin, Avi, and Asher Raschdorf. He is also survived by his sister, Anita Rosch and her husband, Don, of Hastings, Neb.

Raymond attended school in Kenesaw, Neb., but graduated from Hastings High School. He served his country proudly in the Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed primarily in Greenland as a weatherman. After receiving his honorable discharge, he was a lifetime resident of Hastings where, among other things, he built up his own construction and real estate businesses. Always seeking to serve his community, he was president of the Optimists, active in the Big Brothers, Youth Little League, Boy Scouts, as well as being a councilman on the Hastings City Council from 1982 to 1994. He was an active member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church until 2004, when he settled in Virginia Beach, where he attended Beth Messiah Synagogue.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., with Rabbi Dr. Joseph Rosenfarb officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends an hour prior to service Thursday. A contemporaneous memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Beth Messiah Synagogue Building Fund, 7130 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting

www.woodlawngroup.com.

Cole of Asheboro, N.C.; one sister, Pat Bellamy of High Point, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Benjamin, Jordan, Trent, Nicolas and Marcus.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :18

Wardell Edwards Sr.

CHESAPEAKE - Wardell Edwards Sr. was a witty, humorous and fun-loving person with a

somewhat quiet

and unassuming spirit, and

was loved by all

who knew him.

Wardell

departed his earthly life for his place in heaven Aug. 31, 2007. He was born in Washington, D.C., to the late Solomon P. Edwards and Estella M. Edwards. He was a retired civil servant. Wardell was a member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Chesapeake. He was preceded in death by his son, Wardell Edwards Jr. and two sisters, Jean Porter and Almeta Redd.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Marion Francis Edwards; three daughters, Wanda Rogers, Tonya Hughes and a foster daughter, Kim Wilson; three sons, Clarence Mason Sr., Fernando (Tanya) Mason and Kevin Williams; one sister, Arminta (James) Evans; one brother, Cornell Edwards; six grandchildren, Keisha Hyman, Brandi Mason, Qianna Glover, Tiara Glover, Raven Hughes; and foster grandson, Tyler Wilson; three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2201 Wingfield Ave., Chesapeake, by the Rev. John Smith and the Rev. Marcus Jennings Sr. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Family and friends will assemble at 423 Willow Brook Way, Chesapeake, one hour prior to the service for the procession to the church. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :18

Stacy L. Buck Sr.

NORFOLK - Stacy Lee Buck Sr. died Sept. 3, 2007. He was born June 26, 1920, a native of Cookeville, Tenn., and was the son of the late Mary Walker and John H. Buck. He was preceded in death by his son, Stacy Lee Buck Jr.; and his sister, Ruth B. Ramsey.

He proudly served his country during World War II with the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He retired in 1979 after 37 1/2 years as the general foreman, Public Works Center at the Norfolk Naval Base.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emma Futrell Buck; his daughters, Cynthia M. Buck-Thompson and husband Donald W. Thompson of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Elizabeth Karen Buck-Griffin and husband David A. Griffin of Carrsville, Va.; grandchildren, Jonathan H. Buck (Taros), Daniel A. Thompson and Kelly M. Griffin; a sister, Ruby B. Rogers of Norfolk; a brother-in-law, Albert P. Ramsey of Cookeville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Azalea Baptist Church by the Rev. John Moxley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc., Annapolis, Md., (www.aamds.org ). Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :18

Elbert L. Willingham Sr.

NORFOLK - Elbert Lee Willingham Sr., 88, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2007. He was

born July 12,

1918, to the late

Viola and

Walter Willingham in Obertuck, Ga. He

was a faithful

member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where he served on various ministries until his health failed. He was also a member of Joshua Lodge No. 66 and an active member of the Lindenwood/Cottage

Heights/Barraud Park Civic League. He retired from National Bulk Carriers Inc. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eliza Gordon Willingham; his son, Elbert Lee Willingham Jr.; two sisters, Addie and Claudia; and five brothers, Watson, Josepheus, Clark, Robert and Ollie.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Josephine Willingham; six daughters, Betty Ann Willingham Barker (Phil) of New Rochelle, N.Y., Virginia Grandy Garrett (T.C.) of Norfolk, Ruby G. Phillips of Suffolk, Shirley G. Felton, Blanche Grandy and Ellise Grandy, all of Springfield, Mass.; a brother, Ben Willingham of South Carolina; his loving and caring grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 525 Dinwiddie St. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble in Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby St. Chapel, one hour prior to the service for the procession to the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :18

Gerald D. Edelen Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Gerald Dale Edelen Sr., 74, passed away Sept. 3, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. A retired Navy chief hospital corpsman, Chief Edelen served two tours of duty with the Marine Corps in South Vietnam before retiring in 1974. He was an avid golfer and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Jeane Edelen; son, Gerald D. Edelen Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; his daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Jim Gailey of Huntersville, N.C.; his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bill Ballard of Norcross, Ga.; and his devoted grandchildren, Caroline E. Gailey of Charlotte, Sara F. Ballard and William H. Ballard, both of Atlanta. He is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Duncan of Albuquerque, N.M., and Bonnie Wiseman of Woodriver, Ill.

He will be remembered most for his selflessness, generous nature, kind heart and love and devotion to his family. Jerry’s family wishes to thank the doctors who cared for him and most especially Sentara Hospice and St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. They also wish to express their appreciation to their friends who prayed for and offered love and support to them during this difficult time.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be conducted in St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Friday at 11 a.m. with Father Christiano Brito, O.S.B. officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory’s Pastoral Care in Jerry’s memory. The family will receive friends in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :19

Erna Atkinson Lewis

VIRGINIA BEACH - Erna Atkinson Lewis, 92, of the 2100 block of Lynnhaven Circle, passed away Sept. 2, 2007, at a local hospital.

Born in Norfolk, Mrs. Lewis was the widow of Payne Grimstead and Albert Lewis and she was also predeceased by her parents, C.J. and Bertha Atkinson as well as two brothers. She is survived by her companion, L.V. Karns Jr. of Chesapeake and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lewis loved her cats.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Riverside Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Sep 5, 2007; :Hampton Roads; :19

Evelyn W. Lockhart

VIRGINIA BEACH - Evelyn W. Lockhart, 92, of the 1400 block of Claudia Drive, died Sept. 4, 2007, in a local hospital. She was born in County Durham, England and sailed on the Amerika from Liverpool, England and landed at Ellis Island Oct. 15, 1922. She was the widow of James Clay Lockhart. Evelyn had retired as a salesperson in the fashion department at Miller & Rhoads at Pembroke Mall. Prior to Miller & Rhoads, she worked at Center Shoppe’s and was an active member of the Miller & Rhoads Retirement Group. She was a charter member of Norview Presbyterian Church, a member of Westminster Chapter No. 99, Order of Eastern Star.

Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Patricia L. Harvie and husband John of Virginia Beach; a son, James K. Lockhart and wife Deborah of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Lisa Muncy and husband Lonnie of Virginia Beach, Karen McNeal of Virginia Beach and Kevin Cahoon and wife Christine of Chesapeake; six great-grandchildren, Tim, Chelsea, Alex, Ashley, Clayton and Meighan; and one great-great-grandson, Aidan.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Vernon Murray. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or American Diabetes Association, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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