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Willie F. Apperson
CHESAPEAKE -- Willie Frances Apperson, 55, of the 1300 block of N. George Washington Hwy., died Jan. 17, 2002, in his residence. Mr. Apperson was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Alexandria, Va., to Samuel L. Apperson and the late Lillian Jeanette Jacobson Apperson. He was a big Dale Earnhart and NASCAR fan. Besides his father, he is survived by three daughters, Tonya Apperson of Portsmouth, Samantha Burnham and husband Kenneth and daughter Tiffany Chiomo of Portsmouth and Jeanette Brown and husband Doug and their two children, Douglas and Karen Brown, all of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Delores Aaron of Danville, Va.; and two brothers, Sammy Apperson of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Johnny Apperson of Falls Church, Va. A private memorial service was held at Broad Street United Methodist Church. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

John G. Briggs Sr.
CHESAPEAKE -- John Grey Briggs Sr., 82, of the 4200 block of Nina Drive, died Jan. 23, 2002, in Portsmouth. A native of Portsmouth, he was a leading man for Norfolk Naval Air Station and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, Virginia and American Camellia Society and was a Mason. The widower of Florence Lee Briggs, he is survived by a son, the Rev. John G. Briggs Jr. and wife, Norma W. of Staunton, Va.; and two grandchildren, Alan W. Briggs and Elizabeth Briggs Drummond. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pinecrest Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Potter with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Pinecrest Baptist Church.

Jayla L. Brown
CHESAPEAKE -- Jayla L. Brown, 8 months, of the 600 block of Geneva Ave., passed away Jan. 22, 2002. She is survived by her mother, Johnetta Brown of Chesapeake and a host of other relatives. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at noon in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.

Melvin A. Creef
CHESAPEAKE -- Melvin Albert Creef, 71, of the 1200 block of Anne Ave., went to be with the Lord, surrounded by family, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 in Chesapeake. Born in South Norfolk, he was the son of the late George A. and Lillian E. Creef. Mr. Creef retired as a purchasing agent for the U.S. Gypsum Co., Norfolk, after 37 years of service. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret Ann Creef of Chesapeake; a daughter, Sharon L. Walker and husband Stewart of Richmond; two sons, the Rev. Michael A. Creef and wife Bonnie and Russell Albert Creef and wife Kimbra, all also of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Kristen L. Prescott, Michael Ashly Creef, Jennifer L. Jones and Emily Blair Walker; two great-grandchildren, Kara Prescott and Elizabeth Sadoski; two sisters, Joyce Whittington and Sherry L. Smith; and two brothers, Avery M. Creef and Wayne L. Creef. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Michael Creef. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will begin Friday with the family receiving friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Elbert L. Cutrell
CHESAPEAKE -- Elbert L. Cutrell, 83, died Jan. 22, 2002. Mr. Cutrell was born in Fairfield, N.C., to the late Julian and Maggie Cutrell. He was the husband of Allie Mae Ainsley Cutrell of Chesapeake. Besides his wife, Mr. Cutrell is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gentry of Chesapeake; a son, Jerry Cutrell of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Tiffany Cutrell of Norfolk, Melissa Cutrell of Chesapeake, Brad Gentry of Chesapeake, and Brian Gentry and his wife, Beth, of Chesapeake. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, with Pastor David Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Patricia L. Harford
CHESAPEAKE -- Patricia L. Harford, 62, died Jan. 22, 2002. She was born April 12, 1939 in West Virginia to the late Henry and Elizabeth Baird Layhew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Harford. She is survived by two daughters, Pam Harford and Kathy Marshall and husband, Luke, both of Chesapeake; three sons, Tom Harford of Chesapeake, William Harford and wife, Terri of Ohio, and Rick Harford and wife, Debra of Chesapeake; two sisters, Betty Kay Cramer and husband, Richard of Pennsylvania, and Charlene Shelley and husband, Richard of Ohio; a brother, Ronnie Layhew and wife, Kay of West Virginia; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at the residence of Kathy Marshall.

Cynthia M. Downs
CHESAPEAKE -- Cynthia Marie Downs, 54, of the 3100 block of Petre Road, entered into eternal rest Jan. 21, 2002. She was a native of Norfolk. She was a teacher for the Stop Organization for 30 years and a member of First Baptist Church Campostella. She is survived by her son, Eric T. Downs of Virginia; four sisters, Janice M. Burke of Norfolk, Anita B. Paschall of New Jersey, Phyllis D. Burke of Chesapeake and Angela L. Muriel of New Jersey; a grandson, Eric Richardson of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Interment will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home where the family will meet at 12:30 p.m. the day of the service.

Sarah G. Jackson
CHESAPEAKE -- Sarah G. Jackson, 68, of the 1900 block of Robert Hall Blvd., died Jan. 20, 2002, in a local hospital. A native of Virginia, she was the widow of Jesse B. Jackson Jr. and a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Parsons and Connie Harmon, both of Chesapeake; a son, Jesse B. Jackson III and wife Patricia of Virginia Beach; and three grandchildren, Adam Parsons, Jessica Harmon and Sarah Nicole Harmon. Services will be held at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Fund.

Davis E. Martin
CHESAPEAKE -- Davis E. Martin of the 2500 block of Cecilia Court, died Jan. 22, 2002. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Elizabeth S. Callahan
NORFOLK -- Elizabeth Sodini Callahan died Jan. 15, 2002 in Richmond. She was formerly from Norfolk. She was the widow of Thomas M. Callahan and is survived by a daughter, Terry Massie, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Herbert P. Dixon Sr.
NORFOLK -- Elder Herbert P. ``Pete''Dixon Sr., 72, of the 2900 block of Kimball Terrace, entered into eternal rest Jan. 20, 2002, after battling an illness at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Annie Dixon; a sister, Carrie Brown; three sons, Herbert P. Dixon Jr. (Tena), Willie Dixon, Ditwong Dixon (Arneshia); four daughters, Edna Dixon Patrick, Shellia Dixon, Katherine Dixon and Mary Dixon Lumpkin (Wayne); 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church by Elder Wayne Lumpkin. Interment will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Hampton. The family will receive friends at the home. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thomas A. Hubbard
NORFOLK -- Thomas Augustus Hubbard, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, peacefully entered into eternal rest Jan. 22, 2002. He resided in the 2600 block of Waverly Way. Born in Craven County, N.C., Mr. Hubbard retired from the Naval Air Station as an aircraft mechanic after 33 years of service. He was a faithful member of First Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of the Usher Board. He was a member of Villa Heights Civic League and the American Association of Retired People (AARP). He was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Hubbard. He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Cathy Hubbard Johnson of Virginia Beach; a granddaughter, Jaylynn Johnson of Virginia Beach; a sister, Gertrude Dyson of Norfolk; special nieces and nephews, Ronnie Bryant of North Carolina, the Rev. Donnie Bryant of Georgia, Andreana Bryant of California, Reginald Brown of Georgia, Boliva Brown of Virginia Beach and Andre Bryant of Texas; and special friends, Michael Riley, Ophelia Hall and Brenda Muhammed. A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 1057 Kennedy St., Norfolk. Burial will take place at Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will be at 1201 Quarter Way, Virginia Beach. Professional services entrusted to Hale Funeral Home.

Samuel E. Meredith Jr.
NORFOLK -- Samuel E. ``Bump'' Meredith Jr., 20, of the 1300 block of Tallwood St., died Jan. 19, 2002. A funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth.

Louise R. Morse
NORFOLK -- Louise Revel Morse, 86, of the 3500 block of White Chapel Road, died Jan. 22, 2002. A native of Norfolk, she was born Nov. 27, 1915, and retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Co. after 38 1/2 years of service. She was baptized at Epworth United Methodist Church, was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1935, and Norfolk Business College. The daughter of the late James Peter and Evelyn Doyle Morse, she is survived by many cousins and friends as well as two lifetime friends, Imogene Garrett and Walton Reginald Hendricks III and her beloved cat, ``Cutie Pie'' who will miss her greatly. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Norfolk SPCA.

Clifford P. Painter
NORFOLK -- Clifford P. Painter, 91, of the 3600 block of Henrico St., died Jan. 22, 2002, in a local hospital. A native of Alleghany County, Va., he retired from International Union of Operating Engineers as a crane operator and was a member of Park Place Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruby G. Painter; a son, Stuart A. Vest and wife Katherine of Poquoson, Va.; two sisters, Inez Sheppard of Richmond and Dorothy Davis of Covington, Va.; six grandchildren, Teresa Crawford of Hampton, Stuart A. Vest Jr. of Newport News, Timothy Vest and Christopher Vest of Poquoson, Tad Vest of York County and Norman Drake of Virginia Beach; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Painter Drake and a brother, Bill Painter. A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Richard J. Conrod with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Lois J. Rolley
NORFOLK -- Lois Jordan Rolley was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Lincoln, Maine, the first of 12 children born to Mary Helen Clay and Charles Jordan. She graduated from Larson's College (now Quinnipiac University) and went to Yale University (Class of 1940) where she studied Sacred Music (vocal). She married William Glenn Rolley of New Haven, Conn., on May 1, 1943, and worked on the editorial staff of the Yale University Press, and for Yale's Department of Anthropology. After living in Atlantic City, N.J., and Rochester, N.Y., they moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where in 1960 Lois was employed by Cornell University's Department of Political Science. After surviving a near fatal car accident that left her partially paralyzed, she moved to Gainesville, Fla., in 1977, where she managed her own china business. She moved with her family to Virginia Beach in 1997. Lois is survived by William Glenn Rolley Sr. of Boca Raton, Fla.; and three of her four children, William Glenn Rolley Jr. and wife Libby of Boise, Idaho, Meredith Phillips Rolley of California, and Page Rolley Hanna of Norfolk; a son, Clay Jordan Rolley predeceased her. She has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Hanna VandeHei and husband James of Washington, D.C., Daisy Hanna Schuurman and husband Dale and daughter Lily, Clay Daniel Hanna, Peter Anthony Hanna, Joshua Paul Hanna and William Michael Hanna, all of Norfolk, Ivy Rolley Schiro and husband Garrett and daughter Samantha of San Francisco, Calif., Elyse Jordan Rolley of Boise, Idaho, Danielle Rose Rolley of San Jose, Calif., and Mary Catherine Rolley of Boise, Idaho. She is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Jordan Worcester and Barbara Jordan Kneeland; and five brothers, Raymond, Arnold, Harold, Richard and Norman Jordan, all of Lincoln, Maine. A lifelong lover of music, sports and bridge, Lois was a passionate optimist, witty conversationalist, loyal friend and devoted mother and grandmother.

Lawrence U. Smith
NORFOLK -- Lawrence U. Smith, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Jan. 22, 2002, at DePaul Medical Center. He was born in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 3, 1915, to the late Alan T. and Amanda R. Smith. He retired with 36 years of service from the Norfolk Naval Air Station on July 25, 1975. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Virginia Beach where he was an honorary deacon and trustee for life. He taught the Men's Sunday school class and was also Sunday school superintendent for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Etta Smith; two daughters, Donna Carr and husband Gary of Shallotte, N.C., and Nodjie Conner and husband Charles of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren, Debbie Carr Richardson, Kevin Carr, Hannah Conner and Heather Conner; five great-grandchildren, Adam Richardson, Megan Carr, Kacey Carr, Eric Richardson and Colby Carr; a sister, Evelyn Brash of Arlington, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Ethele Hodges and husband Wendall of Richmond. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Assembly of God with the Rev. Daniel Goff and the Rev. Wendall C. Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Mable Holley
PORTSMOUTH -- Mable Holley, 89, of the 500 block of Tazwell St., died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in Holy Temple, 2644 Gilmerton Road. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge.

Ethel L. Littleton
PORTSMOUTH -- Ethel L. Littleton, 83, of the 3600 block of Winchester Drive, died Jan. 18, 2002. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is in charge.

Cora F. Massey
PORTSMOUTH -- Cora F. Massey, 89, of the 2000 block of Camden Ave., died Jan. 19, 2002, in her home. Born in Portsmouth, she was the widow of Lee Massey and a member, usher and choir member of New St. Thomas Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Survivors include a daughter, Ada E. Massey of Portsmouth; a sister, Grace Clayton of Cleveland, Ohio; a nephew, Ronald Coleman and a niece, Tony Anderson, both of Cleveland; and a host of other relatives, in-laws and friends. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in New St. Thomas Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Johnnie Drake. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing will begin at noon today in Corprew Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday.

Ta'nasia N. Thomas
PORTSMOUTH -- Infant Ta'nasia N. Thomas of the 200 block of Wilson Parkway, died Jan. 21, 2002. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.

Samuel D. Woodard Jr.
PORTSMOUTH -- Samuel Dale Woodard Jr., 44, died in his home Jan. 20, 2002. He was a native of Washington, N.C., and a Navy veteran of Vietnam. Sam retired as an E6 after 20 years of service. His favorite things were history, SIFI, and the news. Sam is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. Woodard; mother, Sue Woodard of Virginia Beach; father, Samuel D. Woodard Sr. of Aurora, N.C.; three sisters; and mother-in-law, Bea Foley of Portsmouth. A funeral with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by Cmdr. B.L. Kingwood, CHC, USNR. He will be buried at sea by the Navy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family suggests memorials to the Portsmouth Humane Society. I love you C.

Lillian P. Bennett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lillian Perkins Bennett, 96, of the 5900 block of Clear Spring Road, a former resident of Berkley, died Jan. 22, 2002, in Norfolk. Born in South Mills, N.C., she was the widow of Maynard Bennett and retired as an L.P.N. from DePaul Hospital in 1964. Mrs. Bennett was a member of First Trinity AME Church, Chesapeake. Survivors include two daughters, Bevalon Jenkins of Virginia Beach, Diane Hawkins and husband Alonzo, both of Chesapeake; a son, Linwood Bennett Sr. of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Lisa Guilford, Linwood Bennett Jr., Michael Lathan, Danlano Brown and David Brown, all of Virginia Beach; two great-grandchildren, Michael Lathan Jr. of Chesapeake, Destini Brown of Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in First Trinity AME Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Snell. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 2050 Lyndora Ave., Virginia Beach, at 11 a.m. Saturday for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge.

Lloyd H. Brantley
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lloyd Homer Brantley, 79, of the 800 block of N. Great Neck Road, went to be with the Lord Jan. 23, 2002, peacefully in the arms of his loving family at his residence. A native of Nash County, N.C., he retired as an electronic supervisor from Naval Air Rework Facility and was a member of Great Neck Baptist Church. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Louise D. Brantley; two daughters, Brenda Faye Brantley Short and husband Ron of Fruit Cove, Fla., and Sharon Leigh Brantley Lane and husband Barry of Virginia Beach; a son, Lloyd Wayne Brantley and wife Marlene of Virginia Beach; a sister, Sue Taylor of Washington, N.C.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Great Neck Baptist Church by Pastor Todd Holt and the Rev. Hyman Vann. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kevin W. Foster
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kevin Wayne Foster, 49, of the 4900 block of Nassau Drive, died Jan. 22, 2002. A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Wedgewood Mobile Home Park Recreation Facility. Colonial Crematorium provided information.

Jules Goldsand
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Jules Goldsand, 71, died Jan. 22, 2002. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge.

Forest E. Murden
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Forest Eugene Murden, 68, died Jan. 7, 2002. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Charity United Methodist Church. Twiford's Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.

Kathleen O. Nixon
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kathleen O. Nixon died Jan. 23, 2002, in Norfolk, she was a native of Red Springs, N.C. She was a member of Norview United Methodist Church where she was a member of Ruth Reinfeld Sunday School Class for many years. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Calvin R. Nixon. She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn N. White and husband Ralph of Hampton and Kathi Weinheimer of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren, James White and wife Annette of Cary, N.C., William Weinheimer and Amanda Weinheimer, both of Alexandria, Kendall Sherman and husband Bobby of Hampton, Kelly Owens of Delray Beach, Fla.; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph T. Odom of Laurinburg, N.C.; and three sisters, Mattie Helen Dowd of St. Pauls, N.C., Louise Edwards of Clemson, S.C., and Josie Galloway of Peachtree City, Ga.; and two special sisters-in-law, Miriam Quincy and Minnie Nixon Stanford, both of Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. John F. Shappell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. A special thanks to Sentara Village of Norfolk and all her care givers. Memorial donations may be made to Norview United Methodist Church.

Luz P. O'Neill
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Luz Pesquera O'Neill, formerly of Edgewood Ave. in Chesapeake, passed away Jan. 22, 2002. She was born in Puerto Rico to the late Domingo and Clara Estaban Pesquera and was the wife of 63 years of the late Enrique O'Neill. Mrs. O'Neill had retired as a secretary for the Department of Defense with 30 years of devoted service to her country. She is survived by a son, Henry O'Neill and his wife, Ann; a granddaughter, Lauren O'Neill; and a sister, Clara Lamela, all of Virginia Beach. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Chesapeake. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. She was a faithful wife and loving mother whose Puerto Rican recipes were savored and revered by many. Her soft-spoken manner and loving personality touched us all and we will long miss her smiling face. Friends may sign the register book at www.grahamfuneralhome.com

Barbara B. Prosser
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Barbara Birch Conner Prosser, 86, of Sentara Village, died Jan. 20, 2002, in a local hospital, following complications from surgery. Mrs. Prosser was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Muscatine, Iowa, to the late George Bingham Birch and the late Bessie Brace Birch. She was the widow of Rex Childress Conner and later of Roger D. Prosser, both formerly of Englewood, N.J. She graduated from Iowa State University where she belonged to Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was a deaconess and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, was past president of the Women's Republican Club of Englewood and taught home economics in Englewood Public Schools. She is survived by a daughter, Dianne O'Keefe of Chesapeake; a son, R. Bradley Conner of Haledon, N.H.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service and burial at Brookside Cemetery in Englewood, N.J., will be at a later date. The Cremation Society of Virginia is making arrangements.

Palino B. Stukes
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Palino Bernice Stukes, 48, of the 200 block of S. Plaza Trail, died Jan. 19, 2002. A funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth.

Christina B. White
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Christina Bass White of the 3600 block of Arthur Ave., died Jan. 22, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Darlene S. Young
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Darlene Sullivan Young, 79, of the 3100 block of Hungarian Road, died Jan. 21, 2002, at her residence after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George S. Young. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1923 and recently lived in Winter Park, Fla. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Wiese and husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Shawn Hendrick and husband, Jim, of Suffolk, Richard Wiese and wife, Carolyn of Chesapeake, Shannon Bright and husband, Jimmy of Elizabeth City and Randolph Wiese and wife, Tammy of Virginia Beach; seven great-grandchildren, ``RJ'' Wiese, Richard Hendrick, Cady Wiese, Patrick Hendrick, Hannah Wiese, Kailee Bright and Colby Wiese; sister, Audrey Wack of St. Louis; niece, Martha Steele and husband, Michael; great-nieces, Meaghan and Moira Steele; and nephew, Jimmy Wack. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Private burial services at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.

John H. Winslow
VIRGINIA BEACH -- John H. Winslow, 80, of the 2200 block of Princess Anne Road, died Jan. 22, 2002, at home. A native of Elizabeth City, N.C., he was educated in its public schools and received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1945. The widower of Emma Winslow, he is survived by three daughters, Vernice Dempsey and husband Willis of Clinton, Md., Deloris McCants and husband George of Newark, N.J., and Prentis Kie and husband Marvin of Fort Washington, Md.; three sons, Louis Winslow and wife Janice of Cheverly, Md., John A. Winslow and the Rev. Charles Winslow and wife Phyllis, all of Virginia Beach; four stepsisters; four stepbrothers; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at noon Saturday in Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2804 Holland Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will be in the church cemetery. P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc., Bonney Road Chapel, is in charge. The family will receive relatives and friends for remembrance and visitation Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fannie L. Freeman
SUFFOLK -- Fannie Lee Freeman, 84, died Jan. 22, 2002, in a Portsmouth nursing home. Mrs. Freeman was born Sept. 3, 1917, in Waverly, Va. She was a homemaker and the widow of Norris L. Freeman. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila A. Diggs of Suffolk; five grandchildren, Rickita Thomas and husband Smiley Thomas Jr., Sheryl Bradford, Laquetta Freeman, James N. Freeman and Norris Keith Freeman; and two grandsons, Smiley Thomas III and D'Andre J. Thomas. A memorial service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Paul B. Whitley
SUFFOLK -- Paul Bennett Whitley, 74, of the 7500 block of Elwood Road, died Jan. 22, 2002, at his residence. He was a native of Harrellsville, N.C., but was a resident of Suffolk for most of his life. He was the son of the late Charles Bennett Whitley and Emma Tammer Burden Whitley. He retired as a saw sharpener for Union Camp in the Lumber Division for 26 years and was the meat cutter at the Sidewalk Market for 20 years. He was a member of Suffolk Church of God where he served as church clerk for more than 30 years and taught the Adult Bible class. He also taught Sunday School for the residents of Nansemond Pointe Convalescent Center. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Imogene Collier Whitley; daughters, Jean Everett of Capron, Va., and Theresa Griffin of Franklin; a son, Jimmy Whitley of Suffolk; a stepdaughter, Doris A. Wohlgemuth of Flower Mound, Texas; a stepson, Jim Scott of Greenfield, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Luther Whitley of Harrellsville, N.C. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Harrell and Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. James Hughes with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Suffolk Church of God, 207 Kilby Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434.

Inez A. Altizer
SMITHFIELD -- Inez Mamie Asbury Altizer, 87, of Park Place, died Jan. 23, 2002. She was the widow of Herman G. Altizer and was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Richlands, Va. Survivors include four daughters, Gearldean Jackson of New Kent, Va., Frances D. Pritchett and Wanda F. Couch, both of Smithfield and Jacqueline Whitesell of Hampton; a brother, Otis S. Perdue of Williamson, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Cynthia Couch, Pamela Fay, Patricia Pearce, Brian Whitesell, Denise Luckey, Eric Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Tina England and Debbie White; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by Dr. Don Rhoton. Burial will be in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Isle of Wight County Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Alzheimer's Association.

William H. Pretlow
SPRING GROVE -- William Henry Pretlow, 56, died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Poole's Funeral Home, Surry.

Lola Mae Bull
CHERITON -- Lola Mae Bull, 75, died Jan. 23, 2002. A graveside service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Capeville Masonic Cemetery. Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles, is in charge.

Milton L. Gladstone
EXMORE -- Pete, 96, died Jan. 17, 2002. Son of Edward M. (Bud Ned) and Grace Doughty Gladstone, his brother and sister were E.O. (husband of Hilma) and Thelma (wife of Eugene Beach.) Thelma predeceased Milton by four months. E.O. had daughters, Sylvia and Joyce. Thelma's daughter, Pat Cully and her ex-husband Don are parents of Tracy and Brennan. Wife, Virginia Ames Gladstone, died in 1994. Their son, M. Edward lives with wife Diane Justis Gladstone in Silver Beach; grandson, Edward D. (Ned, whose mother is Barbara H. Bynum) is married to Susan Bane. They live in Denver and have a beautiful daughter, Lorelei Susann, who was born Oct. 25, 2001. Lorelei and Pete shared life on our planet for three months. Exmore postmaster and manager of the Cameo Theatre, he had scores of dear friends from all society's segments. Thank you Pete, we'll miss you. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore with the Rev. Tammy Estep officiating. In lieu of flowers, a kindess toward someone less fortunate would be appreciated.

James T. Sample Sr.
EXMORE -- James T. Sample Sr., 71, died Jan. 18, 2002. A funeral will be at noon Friday at Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac.

Gilbert L. Whidden
CHINCOTEAGUE -- Gilbert L. Whidden, 84, died Jan. 21, 2002. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Pocomoke City, Md. Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

James H. Barber
JAMESVILLE -- James Hoyt Barber, 90, of the 2600 block of Manning Road, died Jan. 23, 2002. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Biggs Chapel.

Virginia L. Beckwith
KITTY HAWK -- Virginia L. ``Ginny'' Beckwith, 61, died Jan. 22, 2002, at Duke University Hospital, Durham. Mrs. Beckwith, born in Pennsylvania, was a graduate of Millerville College in Pennsylvania and was the Human Resource Manager for K-Mart. She was a member of the F-Team, Surf Fishing Team and was an Episcopalian. She loved people, sports, and living life to the fullest. She was the daughter of the late John Davenport and Mrs. Lillian Rahie Davenport of Cape May, N.J., and the wife of Arthur ``Art'' Beckwith of the residence. Besides her mother and husband, Mrs. Beckwith is survived by a son, David Davenport and wife Shanda of Raleigh, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Dae Marie Knighton and husband Matt of Sulphur, La.; a sister, Sonrisa ``Sue'' Roulier and husband Mark of California; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Ramp 27 on Hatteras Island Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Cullop officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.

Geraldine Brown
LEWISTON -- Geraldine Brown, 65, of the 300 block of Piney Wood Road, died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church of Kelford. Cherry's Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Donald L. Coley
POWELLSVILLE -- The Rev. Donald Lee Coley died Jan. 22, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Hertford County High School, Ahoskie. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Grace W. Griffin
ELIZABETH CITY -- Grace Williams Griffin, 56, of the 1200 block of Mill Pond Road, died Jan. 19, 2002. A funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Walson Funeral Home is in charge.

Trena S. Howerton
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Trena Star Howerton, 46, died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. A graduate of Greensville County High School and Central Piedmont Community College, she was employed with Robertson Optical Lab in Charlotte. Survivors include her mother, Betty Gray Bishop and husband, W.J. Bishop of Suffolk; a daughter, Angel Davis of Roanoke Rapids; maternal grandmother, Bertha Gray of Windsor, Va.; three sisters, Gwen Drake of Newsoms, Va., Sharon Lee of Franklin and Wanda Brandon of Norfolk; three brothers, Larry Howerton and Charles E. Howerton, both of Emporia, Va., and Chris Bishop of Courtland, Va.; and a special friend, Ricky Odom of Roanoke Rapids. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Owen Howerton and a brother, Charles Owen Howerton Jr. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, by the Rev. Curtis Faison. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.

Marion W. Nolley
FAYETTEVILLE -- Marion Wilkinson Nolley, 100, of the 2500 block of Elmhurst Drive, died Jan. 21, 2002. A graveside service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Bedford, Va. Jernigan Warren Funeral Home is in charge.

Benjamin E. Overton Jr.
ELIZABETH CITY -- Benjamin E. Overton Jr., 66, of the 1400 block of Soundneck Road, died Jan. 20, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Walson Funeral Home is in charge.

Arsulia R. Riddick
EDENTON -- Arsulia R. Riddick, 97, died Jan. 18, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at noon at Bay Branch AME Zion Church in Belvidere, N.C. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Phyllis Thompson
LEWISTON -- Phyllis Thompson died Jan. 20, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in Beautiful Zion Baptist Church. Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald C. Venters
PINEHURST -- Donald Charles Venters, 72, father of Eric C. Venters and wife, Dr. Virginia J. Venters of Virginia Beach, died Dec. 15, 2001. Boles Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge.

Fielding V. White
OINE -- Fielding Vaughan ``Bro'' White, died Tuesday at his residence. Mr. White was a Portsmouth native born June 14, 1941, to the late Fielding and Selma Roberts White. He lived in Portsmouth until he moved to the family homeplace in 1999. The Rev. Brian Huffman will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. today at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marylee Talton White of the home; a son, Randy and his wife Ann of Gates, N.C.; a daughter, Laura Gould and husband Jason of Suffolk; three brothers, David White of Oine, Richard White and James ``Jimmy'' White, both of Chesapeake; and a granddaughter, Amber. Blaylock Funeral Home, Warrenton, is in charge.

Hazel W. White
ELIZABETH CITY -- Hazel Williams White, 70, of the 100 block of Lovers Lane, died Jan. 19, 2002, at Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. Mrs. Hazel White was the widow of the late Clyde White and the daughter of the late Curtis and Catherine Spruill Williams. She is survived by two sons, Wayne White and wife Carolyn of Suffolk and Calvin White and wife Elizabeth of Allenton, Pa.; a sister, Vivian Butts of Elizabeth City; and five brothers, Roland Williams and wife Clara, Elmer Williams and wife Antonia, Wayman Williams and wife Annie B. and Edward Williams and Donald Williams, all of Bethlehem, Pa.; six grandchildren, Sean White, Christian Reitenauer, Curtis White, Andrea' White, Tanisha Carnes and Deirdre White; two great-grandchildren, Tyrus Hoff and Derek Allmon; three uncles, Welton Williams and wife Adelle of Elizabeth, N.J., Adolphus Williams and wife Nellie of Elizabeth City and Wansa Williams and wife Marie of Virginia Beach; an aunt, Leslie Spruill of Norfolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and very special friends. Mrs. White was a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Lovers Lane Community Group, Senior Citizens Club, Royal 25 Club, and the Haroit Heights Nutritional Center. She was a former employee of the Star Band in Portsmouth. She was a friend to all and will be missed very much. A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. in Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, where the body will lie in repose from noon until the service. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of the deceased, 163 Lovers Lane, Elizabeth City. Walson Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.

George W. Diggs
HAMPTON -- George Wadsworth Diggs, 51, son of the late Carroll W. Diggs of Norfolk and Emmaline Boyd-Diggs of Warrenton, N.C., responded graciously to the Lord's call on Jan. 19, 2002, after a 21-year fight with multiple sclerosis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former officer with the Portsmouth Police Department. He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Leeva A. Diggs-Keith; four sisters, Carroll Diggs of Maryland, Emmaline Mitchell of Hampton, Delia Taylor of Yorktown and Ementle Robinson of Newport News; three grandchildren; a son-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the VA Medical Center, Hampton, with Chaplain Hall officiating. Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Quantico National Cemetery. Viewing at the chapel will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. Arrangements are by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, Newport News.

Elise D. Boone
MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- Elise D. Boone, 46, died Jan. 16, 2002. A graveside service will be today at 1 p.m. at Boone Family Cemetery, Saunders Road, Gates, N.C. Hunter Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is in charge.

Frederick P. Ellis
LAUREL, Md. -- Frederick P. Ellis died Jan. 19, 2002. A funeral will be noon Saturday at Poole's Funeral Home, Surry.

Jayla L. Brown
CHESAPEAKE -- Jayla L. Brown, 8 months, of the 600 block of Geneva Ave., died Jan. 22, 2002. A graveside service will be Friday at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby R. Hobbs
CHESAPEAKE -- Ruby Rice Hobbs, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 84, formerly of Edgewood Avenue, died Jan. 21, 2002. A native of Sunbury, N.C., she was the widow of Noel M. Hobbs and a retired homemaker/seamstress. Mrs. Hobbs was a member of South Norfolk Baptist Church, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher, was WMU president and Southside WMU group leader. Survivors include three daughters, Anita Matteson and husband Burton J. Matteson III of Virginia Beach, Dorothy Hackworth and husband Charles G. Hackworth of Chesapeake and Christine Ussery and husband Joe W. Ussery Jr. of Chesapeake; a sister, Edna R. Hoffler of Sunbury, N.C.; a brother, Frank L. Rice and wife Frances Rice of Sunbury; eight grandchildren, Beth M. Davis, Charles G. Hackworth II, David A. Hackworth, Burton J. Matteson IV, Cynthia U. Fryar, Joe W. Ussery III, Meredith L. Ussery and Jennifer M. Ussery; eight great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mike Norman. She was predeceased by her parents, Annie Byrum Rice and Hugh L. Rice. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in South Norfolk Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Hughes and Dr. A. Wayne Cook. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Visitation will be held today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. The family will be at 3707 Sandpiper Lane, Chesapeake, at all other times. Memorial donations may be made to South Norfolk Baptist Church Renovation Fund or Comfort Care Hospice, 667 Kingsborough Square No. 202, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Sarah G. Jackson
CHESAPEAKE -- Sarah G. Jackson, 68, of the 1900 block of Robert Hall Blvd., died Jan. 20, 2002, in a local hospital. A native of Virginia, she was the widow of Jesse B. Jackson Jr. and a homemaker. Services will be held at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Fund.

James M. Old
CHESAPEAKE -- James Martin Old, 77, a retired carpenter, of the 100 block of Wilson Drive, died Jan. 21, 2002, in Chesapeake. A native of Norfolk County, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Bessie Halstead Old. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by two sisters, Lula Old Smith and Mary Ann Wilhelm and husband, Hank; a niece, Sandy Hall, all of Chesapeake; four nephews, Frederick H. Smith and Clifton Lee Smith, both of Chesapeake, Martin Earl Smith of Montross, Va., and Olin Thomas of Richmond; and other family members. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Chuck Snead. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. and at 113 Hall Drive, Chesapeake, at all other times. Friends may sign the register book at www.grahamfuneralhome.com

Lloyd Tyler Jr.
CHESAPEAKE -- Lloyd Tyler Jr. of the 900 block of Lake Village Drive, died Jan. 22, 2002, in Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Born in Little Rock, Ark., he retired as a truck driver for George T. McClean. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Robinson of Detroit, Mich., and Bobbie J. Williams of Little Rock; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.

Pauline L. Bregant
NORFOLK -- On Jan. 22, 2002, Pauline Louise Bregant passed away at home with her family. She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., born Jan. 18, 1931, and has now joined her beloved husband ``Eddie'' of 35 years. Mom was a volunteer at Sewell's Point Clinic for over 20 years and touched many lives. She is survived by her children Peter, Jennie, Ralph Bregant and his wife Lisa; grandchildren, Lea' Smith, Jennifer, Shawn and Matthew Bregant; and two great-grandchildren, Alexia Ellis and Ariona Smith. Memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at 6 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Home, 2002 Laskin Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local SPCA.

Edith Dough-Thompson
NORFOLK -- Edith Dough-Thompson, 75, died Jan. 21, 2002. Born in Princess Anne County to the late John Marshall and Hilda Dough, she was the widow of her first husband, Norman Harper Sr. and her second husband, Tommy Thompson. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Donald Dough of Redmond, Wash., Warren T. Dough and Dorothy Dough, both of Chesapeake and Rachel Smith of Moyock, N.C. She was predeceased by her two children, Norman Harper Jr. and Hilda Elizabeth Harper and two brothers, and a sister, Marshall D. Dough, Minnie Murphy and Julian Dough. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Bruce-Whitehurst Cemetery in Virginia Beach, by Pastor David Crawford. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyer.com

Patricia B. Epps
NORFOLK -- Patricia Brown Epps of the 900 block of Norchester Ave., died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was a native of Norfolk and the daughter of Mary Jones Brown and the late Leon Brown. She was the wife of James E. Epps Jr. Mrs. Brown was a case management specialist with the Norfolk Division of Human Services. A member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was active in many phases of church life including the Usher Board No. 2 and the Chancellor Choir. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Elaine Harrison Chapter. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband James E. Epps Jr. of the home; two daughters, Carla Epps Cross and Tiffany Epps; a son, Christopher J. Epps; her mother, Mary J. Brown; three sisters, Beverly Brown Haynes, Pamela Baker and Alicia Terry; two brothers, Dr. William E. Brown and Howard Williams Jr.; two grandchildren, Jamez Epps and Jaevon Epps. She will also be sorely missed by her mother-in-law, Evelyn Epps; son-in-law, Derrick L. Cross; nine sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and many special friends among them Brenda Person, Adrienne Butler Brown and Phyllis P. Jackson; and her friends at Social Services, all branches and units. She will also leave a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sadly she was predeceased by her oldest son, James Elvin Epps III. A funeral will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 934 W. Little Creek Road, with the Rev. William Davis officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at the residence. Riddick Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen M. Francis
NORFOLK -- Ellen Mantel ``Nellie'' Francis, 87, a resident of Ocean View for the last 40 years, died Jan. 20, 2002. Born in Norfolk, she was a restaurant owner in Ocean View and a former member of Ocean View Democratic & Social Club. The widow of Willie T. Francis, she is survived by a son, John R. Knaub of Virginia Beach; and a brother, Robert P. Williams and wife, Pauline E. Williams of Norfolk. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Honoria A. Frias
NORFOLK -- Honoria A. Frias, 73, slipped quietly and peacefully into eternal rest on Jan. 20, 2002 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born in San Juan, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines, moved and settled with her loving husband in Norfolk in 1954. She was the first to open a Filipino-Oriental grocery store in the region, was a founding member of the Filipino Women's Club of Tidewater, a member of the Pangasinan Association of Virginia, an active parishioner and choir member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a faithful volunteer of Stella Maris. Mrs. Frias is survived by her husband of 51 years, Francisco; five sons, Max and wife Angie, Frank, Tony, Jessie and wife Themis, and Douglas; three daughters, Jane Knerr and husband Richard, Carmelita McCrickard and husband Dean, Virginia Dotterer and husband Larry; three sisters; and eight grandchildren. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday with Msgr. Santiago Frias and Father Wayne Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Memorial donations may be given to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 155 W. Government Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503 and Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris).

Mittie R. White
NORFOLK -- Mittie Regina White, 47, of the 3700 block of Karlin Ave., slipped quietly and peacefully into eternal life on Jan. 20, 2002. Regina was the daughter of the late Lenious and Janie White. She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Scott and Virginia Davis, and her brother, Lenious White Jr. Regina graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk. She furthered her education at Norfolk State University, where she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in early Elementary Studies. She taught at Jacox Elementary School for 10 years. Survivors include a brother, William White of North Carolina; a sister, Jeanette White and husband Johnnie of Norfolk; three aunts, nieces, nephews, a sister-in-law; and a host of cousins and friends. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Dr. G.G. Campbell Jr. with burial at the family cemetery, Windsor, Va., by the Rev. J.J. Ferguson. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.

William. V. Shepard
NORFOLK -- William V. ``Bud'' Shepard, 55, found peace on Jan. 18, 2002. Born in Chesapeake, he was employed by Chesapeake Fence. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ. He is survived by a wife, Betty Ann; his mother, Grace Shepard of Chesapeake; four sisters, Marie Milburn of Ohio, Betty Treece of North Carolina, Jane Caler and Denise Weast of Chesapeake; a brother, Tom Shepard also of Chesapeake; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Lee R. Shepard and a sister, Nancy Hanvey. A funeral was held Tuesday in Belhaven, N.C.

Patrice W. Williams
NORFOLK -- Patrice Walker ``Tricie'' Williams, 46, of the 400 block of E. Brambleton Ave., died Jan. 18, 2002. Survivors include daughters, April Johnson and Raymond and Ebony Walker; sons, Melvin Walker and April and Kevin Walker; and grandchildren, Kevin Walker, Raymond Johnson III and Donald Jones. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Graves Funeral Home Chapel.

Vivian O. Stillman
PORTSMOUTH -- Vivian O. Stillman, 76, passed away peacefully in Maryview Hospital Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a native of Mooresville, N.C., and a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Stillman is survived by her husband of 60 years, Eddie R. Stillman; two daughters, V. Ann Anderson of Bangor, Maine, and Brenda S. Linsky and husband, James Linsky Sr. of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Kenneth Anderson of Minot AFB, N.D., Heather Hachey of Kenduskeag, Maine, James Linsky Jr., Timothy Linsky, Michelle Linsky and Angela Linsky, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Hazel L. Craddock of Norfolk and Jeannetta O. Henning of Ocracoke, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. Nelson Fields. She will be transported to Scuppernong Church of Christ in Creswell, N.C., for a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, she suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Mable Holley
PORTSMOUTH -- Mable Holley, 89, of the 500 block of Tazwell St., died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rogers Funeral Home.

Lillian M. Bennett
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lillian May Bennett of the 5900 block of Clear Spring Road, died Jan. 22, 2002. A funeral will be at noon Saturday in First Trinity AME Church, Chesapeake. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Ave., is in charge.

Judith A. Bozarth
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Judith Lee Anderson Bozarth, 61, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Jan. 21, 2002, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, after a long illness. Judy was born in Charlottesville, Va., and resided in Virginia Beach. She was the daughter of the late James C. and Frances Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband, William A. Bozarth II; three sons, William A. Bozarth III and wife Denise, Jeffery S. Bozarth and wife Jayn, Brian L. Bozarth and wife Angie; and five grandchildren, all of Virginia Beach; sister, Frances Ironmonger and husband Harry of Loganville, Ga.; brother, Spiller Anderson and wife Nancy of Suffolk. Judith Lee is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends were important to Judith Lee and she was a kind, giving person who often went out of her way to assist and care for others. Her smile and life loving spirit will continue to be loved and greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Bradley David Bozarth. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk VA 23513.

Eugene C. Chaplin
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Eugene C. Chaplin, 78, died Jan. 21, 2002. Arrangements by Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel.

Elaine DeFrancesco
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elaine DeFrancesco, 41, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. Born in Shamokin, Pa., to the late Jerome and Dolores Socoloski, she was an interior plantscaper and worked for The Plant Factory for the past nine years. She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. DeFrancesco and their son, Steven Daniel DeFrancesco; sister, Donna Yonkovig and her husband, Michael, and their children, Alexandra and Michael of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Mark Socoloski of Atlas, Pa.; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DeFrancesco of Mount Carmel, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Francis DeFrancesco and his wife, Yvonne, and Dennis DeFrancesco; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Kotzo and her husband, Michael, and Debbie Gula and her husband, Robert. A ceremony to celebrate Elaine's life will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the visitation to begin at 6 p.m. Elaine was a special lady who touched the hearts of all who knew her. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyer.com

Randall S. Delphia
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Randall Scott Delphia, 38, of the 200 block of Chalet Lane, died Jan. 18, 2002, at his residence. He was born May 18, 1963, in Springfield, Mass., to Harold Delphia Sr. and Betty Cox Delphia of Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Cason Delphia; two daughters, Jessica Delphia and Miranda Delphia; two sons, Randall Delphia Jr. and Maxwell Delphia, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Pam Godwin of Brockton, Mass.; and two brothers, Harold Delphia Jr. and Gerald Delphia, both of Chesapeake. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. D.R. Staton officiating. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian R. Glassman
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lillian Riskin Glassman passed away Jan. 22, 2002, at age 91. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Morris W. Glassman, sister, Frances, and brothers, Manny, Ben and Sheldon. Lillian and Morrie moved here from Chicago in 1984 to be near their son, Myron (Mike), his wife Nanci, and grandson, Aaron. Lillian's great joy in life was watching Aaron grow up. Originally settling in Norfolk, Lillian was active in Temple Israel, Brith Sholom, the Golden Age Club, and many JCC activities. In 1993, Morrie passed away. Lillian moved to Brighton Gardens and later to Beth Sholom Nursing Home. Lillian was a very special person, and she will be greatly missed. At her request, the funeral will be private. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23502. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.

Gary A. Swear
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Gary Allen Swear - The sky will be much brighter tonight as Gary's star has been called to the heavens Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. He was born April 6, 1969, in Charleston, S.C. He was the loving son of George and Georgetta Swear, loyal brother to Denise Robison and caring father to his children, Randall Lewis and Autumn Swear. His gentle soul will be missed by all he touched in his short life. We thank God for lending us Gary as he enriched all our lives. He was a giving person that loved the simpler things in life. Additional survivors are Leanne Lewis (mother of Randall), Stephanie Mauser (mother of Autumn), Hellen Metts (grandmother) and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and special friends. A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Rob Pittman with visitation following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Elisha Willie Sr.
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elisha Willie Sr. of the 700 block of Cason Lane died Jan. 20, 2002. Born in Princess Anne County, Mr. Willie was retired from the Norfolk Naval Supply Center. He was a member of United House of Prayer for All People, Burton Deacon Board, and Male Usher Board. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge Washington No. 139 P.H. He is survived by two sons, Elisha Willie Jr. and Jesse Patterson and wife Rosa of Chesapeake; two sisters, Willie Mae Madison of Norfolk and Lola Elliott and husband Joseph of Virginia Beach; a brother, Lee Willie Sr. and wife Annette of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, including a special nephew, Charlie Willie Jr., other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at United House of Prayer for All People, 4426 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, by Apostle Curtis Sutton. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 644 Lawrence Drive, Virginia Beach. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. Hall
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Thomas ``Tommy'' Lee Hall, 63, died peacefully at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Monday, Jan. 21, 2002. Tommy was retired from the Public Works/Highway Department of the City of Virginia Beach. He also provided 18 years of volunteer service to the Virginia Beach Borough Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 11. He was a former member of the Angler's Club. Tommy enjoyed his work and loved fishing along the shores of Virginia Beach and Hatteras. He will be truly missed by all his family and lifelong friends in Virginia Beach. He was predeceased by his parents, Nancy F. and William B. Hall Sr. He is survived by his children, Linda Hall Smith and husband David and Brenda Hall Kessler and husband Paul K. Jr., all of Virginia Beach; his sister, Ruth Dianne Hall of Virginia Beach; his brother, William B. Hall Jr. of North Carolina; former wife, Georgia Carlton of Gloucester, Va.; four stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 19th Street and Pacific Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 945, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Bertha L. Watson
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Bertha L. Watson, 84, of the 200 block of N. Donnawood Drive, died Jan. 21, 2002, at home. A native of Halifax, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Matilda and John Willis Hawkins and wife of the late George L. Watson. She was a member of St. Paul CME Church of Norfolk. Survivors include a son, Ellerton Ravon Spruiell of Norfolk; a daughter, Goldia Warren of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Matilda Gibson of Norfolk, Manority McWilliams of Richmond, Va.; and a brother, Jesse Hawkins of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at noon Friday in St. Paul CME Church by the Rev. Maurice Balden. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at 212 N. Donnawood Drive, Virginia Beach. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.

Stephanie Y. Bailey
SUFFOLK -- Stephanie Yvette Bailey, 33, of the 100 block of Nancy Drive, died Jan. 18, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Piney Grove Baptist Church. Crocker Funeral Home is in charge.

Mandalene S. Marshall
SUFFOLK -- Mandalene Swindell Marshall, 91, died Jan. 16, 2002. Born Feb. 20, 1910, in Suffolk, she was the daughter of the late William Harding and Sarah Emma Chesson Swindell and widow of retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. John Clayton Marshall. Mrs. Marshall received a degree in home economics and a BS degree in business from George Washington University, where she worked as a secretary until her marriage. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include her brothers-in-law and their wives, Gerald and Beverly Marshall of Springfield, James and Ruth Marshall of Tennessee and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Ruffin Alphin with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Rachel R.S. Rountree
SUFFOLK -- Rachel Robertson Small Rountree, 92, died Jan. 22, 2002. Born Oct. 12, 1909, in Mount Gould, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Flora Pierce Robertson and widow of Lycurqus Jerome Small. Mrs. Rountree was predeceased by her sons, Henry Malcolm Small, L.J. Small Jr. and her granddaughter, Keely Dean Small. Mrs. Rountree formerly worked at Planters, was retired from J.C. Penney Co. and then worked for Barr Brothers Jewelry Co. Survivors include her sisters, Elsie Garrison of Chesapeake, Elizabeth Byrum of Corapeake, N.C., Gladys Andrews of Richmond; daughters-in-law, Mildred H. Small of Suffolk, Rita D. Small of Greensboro, N.C.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Cameron Currin with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Eureka Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 68, Corapeake, NC 27926.

Paul B. Whitley
SUFFOLK -- Paul Bennett Whitley, 74, of the 7500 block of Elwood Road, died Jan. 22, 2002. Arrangements will be announced by Harrell & Hill Funeral Home.

Jesse L. Williams Jr.
SUFFOLK -- Jesse Lyonia Williams Jr., 85, died Jan. 22, 2002, in his home. Born Nov. 25, 1916, in Nansemond County, he was the son of the late Mignon Delane Johnson and Jesse Lyonia Williams Sr., widower of Dorothy Virginia Griffin Williams and brother of the late Eleanor W. Troiano. Mr. Williams was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and a sixth generation farmer, who had a keen love of the land and quality horses and cattle. During World War II he served in the 101st Division of the 3rd Army and participated in the allied drive across France, Belgium, Germany and the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include his daughter, Delane Williams Porter; sons, Jesse D. Williams, Travis W. Williams; sister, Nell W. Williams, all of Suffolk; grandchildren, Jesse A. Williams, G. Brooke Williams, and Eleanor M.M. Porter. A funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 3105 Providence Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 or to the Alzheimer's Association, No. 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Alice V. Beauchamp
PAINTER -- Alice Virginia Beauchamp, 87, died Jan. 17, 2002. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Burton's Cemetery, Melfa. Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, is in charge.

Virginia B. Belote
MELFA -- Virginia Budd Belote, 92, died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Onancock. Williams-Onancock Funeral Home is in charge.

Margaret T. Boothe
GATESVILLE -- Margaret T. Boothe, 79, daughter of the late Ernest and Eugenia Eason Goodman, departed this life on Jan. 20, 2002, in Down East Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a lifelong native of Gates County. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, Corapeake, N.C. Her son, William Paul Boothe predeceased her. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Morris (Edward) of Suffolk, Mary Abernathy (Booker) of St. Albans, N.Y., and Brenda Knight (Daniel) of Dover, Del.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Beatrice Boothe of Suffolk; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held today from noon to 7 p.m. at T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, Corapeake, with interment in the church cemetery.

Evelyn B. Broach
WILMINGTON -- Evelyn Brown Broach, 78, died Jan. 21, 2002, at New Hanover Regional Center in Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Broach, a native of Norfolk, was born Aug. 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry Riddick Brown and Lyda May Stanton. She was a resident of Newport News for 35 years and a resident of Wilmington for the last seven years. During her time spent in Newport News, she was a senior writer for The Daily Press newspaper Question Line column for 15 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Walter Talmadge Broach. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Register and son-in-law, Michael Register of Carolina Beach, N.C.; special friends, Don and Bonnie Greathouse of Yorktown, Va., Fay Shannon of Wilmington and Hattie Southhall of Hampton. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Amyloid Program Fund of the Amyloid Treatment and Research Program at Boston University School of Medicine would be greatly appreciated by the family. A gathering of family and friends will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Friday at 11 a.m. East Coast Cremation and Burial Society of Sunset Beach, N.C., is in charge.

L. Hunter Eure
EURE -- Lankford Hunter Eure, 85, of Corner High Road, died Jan. 21, 2002, in Down East Health and Rehab, Gatesville. Mr. Eure was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Charlie B. and Linda Felton Eure. He had retired from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk as an aircraft mechanic, was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church, its Adult Sunday School Class, the Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 126, the Hall Ruritan Club, and the Gatesville Senior Citizens. He had served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Predeceased by his wife, Ruby Joyner Eure, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Linda Eure Carter and husband Johnny of Sunbury and Elaine Eure Driggins and husband Billy of Eure; three sisters, Mecie Byrum of Corapeake, Lillian Taylor and Linda ``Sugar'' Eure, both of Eure; and a granddaughter, Arlette' Brooks Carter of Sunbury. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommy Hayes and the Rev. Forrest Guthrie. Masonic rites will be accorded by Gatesville Lodge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, or in the church social hall following services.

James D. Garrish Jr.
OCRACOKE -- James Daniel Garrish Jr., 75, died Jan. 21, 2002 at his residence. Mr. Garrish, a native of Ocracoke, was retired from the U.S. Army with 23 years of service and was an active member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James Daniel Garrish Sr. and the late Ruby Estella Austin Garrish. He is survived by his wife, Madora Jane Gaskins Garrish of the residence; a daughter, Shelia Dale Fogarty of Easton, Conn.; two sons, James Daniel Garrish III and Roger Ward Garrish, both of Ocracoke; two brothers, Carlton Ward Garrish of Ocracoke and Walter Potter Garrish of Hampton; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds and the Rev. John White officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.

Virginia S. Jones
ELIZABETH CITY -- Virginia Sawyer Jones, 82, of the 100 block of Chadburn Ave., died Jan. 22, 2002. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.

Eunice M. Overton
MURFREESBORO -- Eunice M. Overton, 77, of the 300 block of Jay Trail, died Jan. 21, 2002. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Highland Memorial Gardens. Garrett Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth J. Owens
TRENTON -- Ruth Annette Johnson Owens, 73, died Jan. 18, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Maynard and Arlene Johnson and grew up in Hyde County, N.C., on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge at New Holland, graduating from Engelhard High School, and then East Carolina Teachers College at age 19. She taught at Aurora (North Carolina) High School before marrying Robert Leon Owens of Manteo, N.C., and moving to Hampton, Va., where she was a civil service employee at Fort Monroe, Va., and her husband an employee at the Newport News Shipyard until his death in 1967. Survivors include sisters, Bertha J. Adams and husband Bill of Trenton, N.C., Eleanor J. Cuthrell and husband Frank of Danville, Va., Caroline J. Pickett and husband Harold of Trenton; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Thelma O. Perry, Alma O. Doty, Marie O. Ratchford, Clara Mae O. Shannon and husband Lionel; and brother-in-law, Robert V. Owens and wife Sarah of Manteo. Private services will be held in Manteo Cemetery at a later date, where her cremains will be buried next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trenton Beautification Committee, c/o Mrs. Ann Brock, P.O. Box 516, Trenton, N.C., or to Trenton Fire and Rescue, c/o Glenn Spivey, P.O. Box 309, Trenton, N.C. Arrangements by Sayland Funeral Home, Maysville, N.C.

Elizabeth S. Russell
ELIZABETH CITY -- Elizabeth Sanders Russell was taken into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and went home to be with Him at 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2002, while at home with her family. She was ``Granny'' to all who knew her and to know her was to love her. God blessed her with 90 years, and we are so thankful for that. Her beautiful smile and sweet spirit will be missed by all of us who held her so dear. She was truly a ``Sweet Mama.'' Mrs. Russell was born to the late James Rufus Sanders and Maud Kerns Sanders on Feb. 1, 1911, and was the widow of Eulis James Russell. She leaves behind her three children, Margaret Russell Twiford and husband Louis Brason Twiford Sr. of Elizabeth City, Carolyn Russell Reber of Dallas, Texas, and Eulis James ``Jim'' Russell and wife Ellen of Elizabeth City; four grandchildren, Louis Brason Twiford Jr. and wife Gail, Tracy Twiford Lawrence and husband Rodney, J.D. Russell and Matt Russell; and seven great-grandchildren, Laura Twiford, Kayla Twiford, Kody Twiford, Jacob Twiford, Olivia Lawrence, Alden Lawrence and Dustin Lawrence. She joined her grandson Buddy Reber, who is Heaven after being killed on Dec. 26, 1981. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Charles S. ``Buddy'' Reber Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund which annually goes to a graduating senior at Currituck County High School each year and all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made to the family at 1365 Four Forks Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Elizabeth Russell was a very caring and giving person who even now continues to give through the gift of herself to The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Evangelical Methodist Church, 820 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, at 7 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a time of visitation in the church fellowship hall after the service. The family will also receive visitors at the home of Margaret and Louis Twiford, 1365 Four Forks Road, Elizabeth City. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Woodrow Smith
HARRELLSVILLE -- Woodrow Smith died Jan. 19, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Reynolds Funeral Home, Ahoskie.

Carl B. Winemiller
BENSON -- Carl Burton ``Pop'' Winemiller, 73, of the 1000 block of Tarheel Road, died Jan. 21, 2002. A funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Rose and Graham Funeral Home is in charge.

Lucille S. Sandridge
GROTTOES -- Lucille S. Sandridge, 78, of 3111 Eastside Hwy., died Jan. 21, 2002, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Fisherville, Va. She was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Augusta County, a daughter of the late David Henry Sr. and Elsie Thompson Spitler. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by a brother, D.H. Spitler Jr. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Otis C. Sandridge of Grottoes; a son, Donald Otis Sandridge, the choral director at Gloucester High School, of Gloucester Point, Va.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Spitler Nolan of Verona, Va., and a number of nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and -nephews. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro, by the Rev. Becky Stanley, the Rev. George Knopp and the Rev. Guy Hudson. Interment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gloucester High School Choral Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Dianne Lofurno, Gloucester High School, 6680 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Beatrice H. Allinger
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Beatrice Hardy Allinger entered into eternal rest on the morning of Jan. 21, 2002, she was the widow of Chauncey M. Allinger. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service in Midland Park United Methodist Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Friends Meeting House Cemetery, Pendleton, Ind. Friends may call at Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel today from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to Midland Park United Methodist Church, 2301 Midland Park Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. Mrs. Allinger was born May 13, 1899 in Pendleton, Ind., a daughter of the late Neal I. and Laura Rebecca Brown Hardy. She received her early education in Pendleton and attended Parker High School in June 1917. A lover of education, Mrs. Allinger attended Miami University from 1917 to 1919 majoring in home economics and minoring in Latin. In 1920, she began teaching economics, Latin and English at Banquo High School and later in that same year, taught the same subjects at Markleville, Ind. On Sept. 30, 1922, she was wedded to Chauncey M. Allinger, a marriage that lasted 56 years. During her many years of service in education and serving as secretary at the George R. Fishburne Elementary School in Hanahan, S.C., serving under principals Mr. Marlette, Mr. Ruggles and Mr. Wallace, Mrs. Allinger also served as secretary at Hanahan High School retiring in 1965 and had served under principals Mr. Bratton, Mr. Wallace and Mr. Martin. Mrs. Allinger served as past president of the PTA of the Pendleton Elementary School in Pendleton, Ind., 1930 to 1932. Her church activities are many, having served as superintendent of the church school of the Pendleton Methodist Church in the early 1930s; secretary of the United Methodist Women in Midland Park United Methodist Church and also as treasurer and leader of the Circle of United Methodist Women; chairman of the Work Area in Education of Midland Park Church and as an ex-officio member of the Council on ministry. Surviving are her son, William N. Allinger of Hanahan, S.C.; her daughter, Joann Allinger Onspaugh of Virginia Beach, and preceded in death by a daughter, B. Elaine Allinger Marable; eight grandchildren, Brian Allinger of Hanahan, Shelli Allinger Smith of Lawrenceville, Ga., Pamela McDaniel of Galveston, Texas, Terry Onspaugh of Hanahan, Charles Onspaugh Jr. of Sevierville, Tenn. Jenny Marable Worrell of North Charleston, S.C., James Marable of Summerville, S.C., Rebecca Marable of Gainesville, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mollie M. Hadwin
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Mollie Riddick Hadwin died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home in Pensacola. She was born May 11, 1922 in Hertford, N.C., and had lived in Pensacola since 1955. Mrs. Hadwin was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Travis Ray Hadwin Sr. She was a charter member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. After her retirement as the church and school secretary for Redeemer Lutheran Church, she worked with the Council on Aging and the Foster Grandparents Program. Mrs. Hadwin was a beloved mother to one son, Travis Ray (Carolyn) Hadwin, of Pensacola; and four daughters, Barbara (Kresh) Svigilin and Pat Risha (Dave) Macbeth, both of Pensacola, Sue (Bill) Trew, of Clermont, Fla., and Joan Guerin, of Birmingham, Ala. She is also survived by four sisters, Betty Baines of Gatesville, N.C., Priscilla Jones and Hannah Riddick, both of Suffolk, and Janice R. Fogarty of Knoxville, Tenn. Also left to cherish ``Ninnie's'' memories are 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her friends at the Wesley Scott Methodist Retirement Home. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Robert Rupp will be officiating. Burial will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran School and Library Fund and the L.W.M.L. Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Pensacola, Fla., is charge of arrangements.

Julia B. Kise
WOODSTOCK, Ill. -- A memorial service for Julia B. Kise will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Washington and King streets, Portsmouth, VA 23701. The Rev. Larry Ugarte will officiate.

Helen M. Snyder
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- Helen M. Snyder died Jan. 15, 2002 in Prescott Valley. She was born Nov. 9, 1913 in Portsmouth to John William and Lillian (Parks) Snyder. Helen worked at the Seaboard Railroad and in the insurance business in Portsmouth. She was active at First Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir for 50 years. Her brother and wife, Linwood and Lyn Snyder of Prescott Valley, survive her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mingus View Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 26466, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312 or to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon, No. 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.


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