Our Obituaries

Dennett Lee King

June 6, 1932 - May 18, 2017

Norfolk - Dennett Lee King, 84, passed away May 18, 2017. He proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard and was a member of Fairmont Park United Methodist Church.He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris C. King; brother, George D. King Jr., and sister, Betty Maddox. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Donna King; grandsons, Sean King and Brandon Mattei; great-granddaughter,...
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Fern Royall Bower

August 4, 1917 - May 13, 2017

Fern Bower, in her 100th year, passed away on May 13, 2017. She was married for 60 years to her beloved Laurence, whom she lost in January 1998. After graduating from high school in 1932 at the age of 15, Fern went to Elmira College on a 4-year scholarship, followed by a year of graduate study in botany at Wellesley College. After moving to Norfolk in 1999, she continued to grow gardens and...
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Betty Jean Doll

September 4, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Betty Jean Gardner Doll, 88, passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2017. Betty was born on September 4, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ralph Doll. She was a faithful Navy wife residing in Long Beach, CA, Owensboro, KY and Norfolk, VA. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.Survivors include her sons Ralph Jr., and...
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Benjamin Willis Stancil

January 30, 1929 - April 26, 2017

Norfolk - Benjamin W. Stancil, 88, passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born in Pitt Co., NC to the late George B. and Rosa Stancil. He is also predeceased by his son, Benjamin Willis Stancil.Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virginia; his daughters, Brenda Turner and her husband, Frank, and Wanda Puma and her husband, Emanuel Joseph; 3 grandchildren, Tanya, Frank and Joey; and 3 great...
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Geraldine P. Casiano

January 11, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Geraldine P. Casiano, 89, passed away on April 13, 2017. She was born on January 11, 1928 to the late Clyde and Daisy Palmer in Coinjock, North Carolina. Her husband Clemen Casiano preceded her in death.Mrs. Casiano was a longtime resident of Norfolk.She is survived by her son Keith D. Casiano and his wife Patricia; granddaughter Alaina C. Tabor and her husband Juston; and great granddaughter...
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Frances Hudgins Riggs

May 18, 1932 - April 10, 2017

Frances H. Riggs passed away on April 10, 2017 with her son at her bedside. She was born in Matthews County, VA but resided in Norfolk most of her life.Frances was a graduate of the Maury High School class of 1950. Soon after she began her career with W.M. Stone and Company, where she worked until retirement.Preceding her in death are her husband, Edward F. Riggs; mother, Lillian Schmidt...
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Joseph Bernard Lagoy

September 8, 1965 - April 9, 2017

Joseph Bernard Lagoy, 51, passed away April 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Leominster, Mass., he was the son of Phillip and Suzanne Lagoy.Joseph was a sailor in the U.S. Navy for 10 years, where he served as a Petty Officer Second Class. During his time in the Navy he earned many achievements. He ended his service on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. After his military service, he spent 15...
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Lela H. Jarvis

June 14, 1916 - April 4, 2017

Lela Hopkins Jarvis, 100, passed away in Norfolk on Tuesday. Lela was born in Hobucken, NC to the late James and Eliza Hopkins. She is also predeceased by her husband, Armistead Jarvis, nine sisters and three brothers. Lela made her family her priority in life and in her spare time she loved gardening and planting flowers. She was a member of Norview Pentecostal Church, Eastern Star Norview...
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Max Gilbert Sitton

February 2, 1928 - March 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Jo-ann Balser Vargas

August 26, 1949 - March 27, 2017

Jo-ann was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there; I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the sun on ripened grain,I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awaken in the morning's hush,I am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am...
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Vernell M. Nicholson

April 19, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Carol Deal Hudgins

October 6, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Norfolk - Carol Deal Hudgins, 83, passed away Fri., March 10, 2017 in Norfolk. A life-long Tidewater native, Carol was born in Norfolk, VA on Oct. 6, 1933 to the late James Harrison Deal, Sr. and Ella Warren Harrell Deal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Eugene Carroll Hudgins; a sister, Alice Warren Deal; and a step-sister, Jane Mills...
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Phillip Bancroft

September 11, 1937 - March 9, 2017

Phillip "Red" Eugene Bancroft, 79, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Norfolk. Red was born in Virginia to the late Acel and Lucille Bancroft. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Bancroft; children, Phillip, Mary and Lucy; granddaughter, Cecilia. He also has eight other children and nine grandchildren from a previous marriage. Red was a Storage Auctioneer throughout the majority of...
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Mary Mary Patterson

February 10, 1924 - March 1, 2017

Mary Patterson passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Norfolk. Mary was born in Puerto Rico to the late Jose Corales and Ramona Lugo Corales. She moved to Norfolk, VA around the age of 19 where she eventually met and married the love of her life, Jerry Patterson. She retired from Norfolk Public Schools where she worked in the cafeteria at Norview High School. Mary was a faithful 3rd grade...
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Felix Asa Shull

February 17, 1948 - February 27, 2017

Felix Asa Shull, 69 of 153 Maple Ave., Norfolk Va., passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 of heart failure at Sentera Heart Hospital, Norfolk, Va.Felix was a veteran serving 24 years in the US Navy and retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He also served as an administrator at the Veterans Hospital in Norfolk, VA.He was born Feb. 17, 1948 in Cherryville, NC to the late William C. Shull Sr. & Dessie...
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William John Bradley

October 13, 1938 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Nancy Lee Powell

June 23, 1948 - February 8, 2017

Nancy Lee Powell, 68, passed away on February 8, 2017. She is survived by 2 daughters, Dana White and Vicki Bateman; 11 grandchildren, Tabitha, Charles, Ashley, Elaina, Jessica, Paul, Hannah, Melissa, Nathan, Grace and Lilyanna; 4 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jasper, Joycelynn and Arabella; and her 3 sisters, Connie, Robin and Kathy. Mrs. Powell is predeceased by her husband, Bruce Powell.The...
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Jerry Patterson

September 17, 1932 - February 5, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Louis Patterson passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Norfolk. Jerry was born in High Point, NC to the late George and Gertrude Patterson. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 101st Airborne Division. He went on to retire from the Civil Service as a crane operator primarily working at Norfolk Naval Base. After retirement, Jerry devoted his remaining years...
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Cindy Lou Vedilago

August 22, 1956 - February 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Alison Susanne Magnin

April 8, 1970 - January 22, 2017

Alison Susanne (Beyer) Magnin, aged 46, of Chesapeake, Virginia, died January 22, 2017, from cancer at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, VA. Alison was born on April 8, 1970, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. She is survived by her loving husband, Christian Magnin, of Chesapeake, VA and by her parents, Joan and Anthony Beyer, who reside in Cary, NC. Alison is also survived by her loving sister,...
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Eleanor Cole Gillespie

October 15, 1939 - January 21, 2017

Eleanor Cole Gillespie, 77, passed away on January 21, 2017. She was born on October 15, 1939 in East Hartford, CT. She was predeceased by her parents John Edward Cole II and Bernice Schug Cole Taylor. Her brother John Edward Cole III and William Kimball Cole.She leaves behind to cherish her memory Henry (Gill) Gillespie. Daughters Kimberly Parrish (Dwayne), Kerri Martin (Christopher). Four...
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Fannie Eloise Smith

August 19, 1915 - January 13, 2017

Fannie Eloise Smith, 101 years of age passed away on January 13, 2017. She was born on August 19, 1915 in Capeville, Virginia.A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Spruce section of the cemetery.Smith & Williams Funeral Home are handling arrangements.
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Pauline Ann Norris

May 29, 1930 - January 11, 2017

Pauline A. Norris, 86, passed away on January 11, 2017. She was born on May 29, 1930 to the late Dora A. and Harry A. Haberthier in Norfolk, VA. She is predeceased by her first husband James G. Fallis and her second husband William H. Norris.Pauline owned the Brentwood Forest Daycare Center. She loved the beach and dogs.She is survived by her daughters Patti DePeter and husband Drew, and Lynn...
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Frank Burbank Davis

February 20, 1947 - January 2, 2017

Norfolk - Frank B. Davis, 69, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a veteran with the US Army serving as a Ranger in Special Forces; he worked with the City of Norfolk as a Maintenance Technician in the Water Works Dept.; and he was a great Elvis impersonator. Frank is predeceased by his wife, Shirley Faye Davis and his parents, Richard and...
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Henry William Walker,

November 8, 1954 - January 2, 2017

Henry "Buddy" William Walker, Jr., 62, passed away early Monday morning. Buddy was born in Norfolk to the late Henry and Margaret Walker. He is also predeceased by his grandson, Cameron Shane Walker. As a career he was a truck driver with Gutterman Iron and Steel. In his spare time he loved watching the Redskins play football, fishing and hunting and was a member of the R & R II Hunt Club....
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Daniel Sullivan

September 13, 1929 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Joan Cunnington Oglethorpe

December 14, 1925 - December 13, 2016

Joan Mary Cunnington Oglethorpe, 90, a woman of excellence, virtue and love went home to her Savior and best friend on Tuesday evening. She was surrounded by her daughters and other family members as she sweetly ended her life here and began a glorious eternity with her precious Jesus. She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian and later attended Moyock Assembly of God. She is predeceased as well...
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Carl Patterson Cox

August 21, 1931 - December 2, 2016

SALEM, WV - 85, passed away in Pittsburg, PA on 12/2/2016. Graveside service at Olive Branch Cem. Portsmouth, V.A., Mon., 12/12/2016.
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Richard Dexter Klein

May 10, 1944 - November 19, 2016

Norfolk - Richard Dexter Klein, 72, passed away Nov. 19, 2016. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring after 21 years.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Patsy Klein; daughter Rebecca Hughes and her husband Michael; granddaughters, Crystal and Lauren Hughes; brother George Klein; and sister, Dixie Klein.A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Mon...
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Josiah George Carter

September 26, 1923 - November 16, 2016

Josiah "Joe" George Carter, 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Norfolk. Josiah was born in Lodge, SC to the late Harry Philip and Leila Carter and is also predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Rita Carter and sisters, Eloise and Geraldine. Josiah was a Parishioner with St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Men's Club, member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 367...
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Patricia Parsons Cartwright

March 17, 1940 - October 20, 2016

Patricia P. Cartwright, 76, passed away on October 20, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1940 in Norfolk, VA to the late Harry F. and Margaret L. Parsons. Her husband Paul J. Cartwright preceded her in death.She is survived by her children Harry, James, John and Ginger; brother Lynnwood Parsons; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October...
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Elizabeth Maud Monson

August 6, 1929 - October 15, 2016

Elizabeth M. Monson, 87, passed peacefully on October 15, 2016. Our Queen Mum, Grandmother and Great grandmother will be cherished and missed by all who knew her, but mostly by her family. A proud and dedicated Navy wife, she left London in 1954, with the love of her life, Donald. Nana enjoyed her family and friends, playing cards, trips to the casinos, Bingo, knitting blankets, and had a...
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Jack Clyde Wolfe

January 29, 1919 - October 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Miguel Cruz Sujeco

August 6, 1939 - October 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Roberto Buteng Pachao

June 12, 1919 - October 7, 2016

Robert Pachao, 97, went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2016. He was born in Baguio City, Philippines and his family is from Bontoc, Philippines. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk . He is predeceased by his wife, Cecilia.He is survived by his daughter, Mary Flores and her husband Pax of Norfolk; 3 grandchildren, Kay and her husband Marshall, Aimee and Francis Ian;...
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Omar Judson Toner

September 1, 1937 - October 4, 2016

Omar Judson Toner, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Norfolk. Omar was born in Maine to the late John and Cora Toner. He is also predeceased by his wife, Diana L. Toner; children, Paula O'Carroll and Richard Allen Toner. Omar never saw a stranger and had a very outgoing personality. He was a retired US Navy veteran as a Radioman and then worked for Chesapeake and Interstate Pilots as a...
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Barbara Vann Gallagher

March 31, 1950 - October 4, 2016

Barbara Vann Gallagher, 66, passed away on October 4, 2016.A Norfolk native, Mrs. Gallagher was preceded in death by her father, John A. Vann and a son Shaun Andrew Gallagher.Survivors include her loving husband of thirty-eight years William James Gallagher, her mother Annie Brickhouse Vann; two sisters Tootsie Cartwright and husband William and Shirley Edinger and husband Steve; and several...
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Yvonne Morris

February 5, 1955 - September 13, 2016

Yvonne M. Morris was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Randall S. Morris, Jr. and wife Amanda Morris; two grandchildren, Trey Mitchell and Shana Marie, and many friends. She is predeceased by her loving husband Randall S. Morris, Sr.; mother, Victoria Spence and father, Reginald Spence. The family will receive...
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Opal Maxine Kincaid

September 3, 1921 - September 12, 2016

Opal M. Kincaid, 95, formally of Norfolk, VA and Chesapeake, VA. passed away on September 12, 2016. She was born in Ashland, KY. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016, 11:00 am at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. You may offer your condolences to the family at www...
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Elizabeth M. Howse

December 13, 1921 - September 8, 2016

Elizabeth M. Howse, 94, passed away on September 8, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 13, 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada to the late Alfred and Ann Ellis. She is predeceased by her brothers Alfred and George.Betty was a retired homemaker whose life was dedicated to raising her children and supporting her husband while he served his country in the U.S. Navy. She...
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Harrison Dwaine Price

April 21, 1938 - September 4, 2016

Harrison "QBall" D. Price, 78, passed away on September 4, 2016. He was born in Vernon, TX. He proudly served and retired as a Chief from the US Navy after 20 years of service and also retired from Civil Service after 20 years of service in the Utilities Department. He loved to hunt, play golf and go camping with his family. "Everyday is a holiday". QBall is preceded in death by...
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Bettie Early Fiddy

May 12, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Bettie Fiddy, 93, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2016. She is predeceased by her husbands, Marvin Williams and Retired Navy William "Bill" Fiddy; and a close companion, Cary Early. She is also predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Cobb Early; and her siblings, Joe Early, Virginia Jobe, Bertha Pate, Marie Winstead, Ruth Hawley, Edith Farmer, and half-sister, Louise Etheridge. ...
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Kenneth W. Sykes,

September 18, 1951 - August 12, 2016

Kenneth Wesley Sykes III, known to his family and friends as "Wes", passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 12, 2016.A true Norfolk native, he was born in Norfolk, VA, September 18, 1951. He was predeceased by his father Kenneth Wesley Sykes, Jr. and mother Clara H. Sykes. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Freeman Sykes; son Travis W. Sykes and his wife Katherine,...
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Norman Bernard Herzing

September 6, 1948 - August 11, 2016

Norman B. Herzing, 67, born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, September 6, 1948. He was a graduate of Granby High School. Norman joined the U.S. Army with service in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, awarded a Bronze Star medal. He retired from Civil Service, Norfolk Naval Supply Center and was self-employed as a courier with East Coat Courier Company. Norman was preceded in death by his father, Paul...
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Barry Christopher Blevins

July 5, 1963 - July 28, 2016

Barry Christopher Blevins, 53, passed away on Thursday in Norfolk. Barry was born in Portsmouth, VA to Victor and Betty Blevins. He is survived by his son, Sean Christopher Young and two brothers Victor Blevins Jr and Colin Blevins. Barry loved working with computers as well as music. His knowledge of computers allowed him to DJ for many venues across the country. He is predeceased by his...
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John Bascom Cradic

August 2, 1951 - July 5, 2016

Norfolk - 64, passed away July 5, 2016. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Avenue. A funeral service will be held, 10 a.m. July 18, at Christ the King Church, 1803 Columbia Avenue. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com.
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Della S. Anderson

October 24, 1922 - June 27, 2016

Della S. Anderson, 93, passed away on June 27, 2016. She was born on October 24, 1922 to the late Daniel O. and Martha Anne(Rogers) Scarborough in Duck, N.C. Her husband John L. Anderson, and three brothers Elmer, Melvin and Roy Scarborough preceded her in death. She is survived by her son John R. Anderson and his wife Teresa; two grandsons Daniel Sr.(Linda) and Kurtis; two great...
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Evelyn Faye Holt

November 30, 1941 - June 20, 2016

Faye Holt, 74, went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2016. A Norfolk native Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her parents Otis and Eleanor Floyd Moore. She was known for her love of children, animals and a smile that never met a stranger.Left to cherish her memory are three children, Gloria Harrison and husband Brian, Jerry Holt and wife Sherri, Lisa Hand and husband Larri; six grandchildren...
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Iva Mae Rowe

June 13, 1919 - June 18, 2016

Iva Mae Rowe, 97, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016.A Norfolk native, Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by her husband Cecil H. Rowe, Sr., and a son Larry B. Rowe, Sr. She was a devoted member for eighty-nine years at First Church of God on Granby Street where she was an active member.Survivors include a son, Cecil H. Rowe, Jr., a daughter-in-law, Brenda Rowe, four grandchildren, ten great...
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Viola G. Hodges

February 12, 1920 - June 16, 2016

Viola G. Hodges, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 16, 2016. She was born on February 12, 1920 to the late Fannie Mae and Edwin Goodwin in Norfolk, Virginia. Her husband Sr. Chief Ralph W. Hodges, USN Retired preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory are Dorcas H. Nelson, Ronald Hodges, William Hodges, Gail Daughtry, Ariel Daughtry, nephews, cousins and many friends...
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Kennedy M. Vashon

December 23, 1960 - June 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Andrew Shepherd

September 5, 1985 - June 7, 2016

Andrew Justin Shepherd, AKA "Historian", artist and musician. Celebration of Life June 15, 2016 at 11am, Norview UMC. Survived by Joe, Claire, Chris and Matt.
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Robert Eugene Crittsinger,

March 15, 1937 - May 7, 2016

Robert Eugene Crittsinger, Jr., 79, passed away suddenly in Norfolk. Bob was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Robert and Gertrude Crittsinger. He was predeceased by his wife, Elsa Crittsinger. He was an outgoing man who never met a stranger and who loved Jesus, life, and his church family. He was a USN Reserve veteran and retired as a Computer Programmer with Computer Support Services. He is...
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Gurney Nicholas Pittman,

December 9, 1923 - April 29, 2016

Gurney N. Pittman, Jr., beloved father, passed away April 29, 2016. He served in the US Navy during WWII and worked for Norfolk and Southern for 37 years. He was a life member of VFW Post 4809. He loved fishing and playing pool. He is survived by his daughter, Robyn Pittman (Brian) of Norfolk; sister, Edith Hedrick of Suffolk. A funeral service will be held at 11am, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at...
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Wayne Lawrence Dupree

October 6, 1937 - April 26, 2016

Wayne L. Dupree, 78, entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, April 26,2016. He was born in Montgomery AL to Harry and Louise Dupree on October 6, 1937. After 26 years of service in the United States Navy he retired. He entered into the Navy in 1958 as an enlisted man, was promoted to CWO2 and retired in 1981. He was preceded in death by a son Wayne Michael Dupree. Survived by his wife Lorraine Dupree,...
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Dale Anne Litton

June 22, 1936 - April 25, 2016

Dale Anne Litton, 79, passed away April 25th, 2016. She was born in Rochester, NY to the late Thomas and Geraldine Walzer. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Litton, and brothers, Michael and Martin Driffill, as well as her daughter-in-law, Anita Lynn Litton. She is survived by her siblings: Joseph & his wife Kathy Driffill, Maureen & her husband Timothy Finn, Melanie Canhan,...
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Martha Jane Galvin Ashley

January 9, 1927 - April 22, 2016

Martha Jane "Janie" Ashley, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 22, 2016. She was welcomed into Heaven by angelic smiles from her husband, Hank, and her eldest daughter, Kathy. Our sadness is eased by the amazing company she now keeps.Janie was born on January 9, 1927, and the world has seen nothing like her since, and her loving family argues that it ever will again. She and...
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Elizabeth Jane Peak

June 14, 1935 - April 19, 2016

Elizabeth "Jane" Peak, 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Abby Dawkins of Groveland, MA. Jane was a veteran, serving her country during the Korean War as a nurse. She worked as a meat wrapper at Be-Lo Market in the Norview section of Norfolk for many years. Reading, sewing, crocheting, baking and her soap operas were...
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Betty Olean Spruill

May 6, 1928 - April 14, 2016

Betty Olean Furlough Spruill, 87, born May 6, 1928, in Creswell, NC, to Laura Ambrose Furlough and Arthur W. Furlough, Sr.Olean loved her Savior, her family, and her church. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA. Mrs. Spruill is survived by children: Wanda Brown (Paul) of Roanoke VA, Wayne Spruill (Brenda) of Nashville TN, and Carl L. Spruill (Jennifer) of...
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Rosalyn Spry Midgett

November 2, 1925 - April 13, 2016

Rosalyn S. Midgett, age 90, of Raleigh, North Carolina died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Mrs. Midgett was born in Norfolk, VA and was the widow of John Raymond Midgett. Survivors include one son, John Midgett and his wife Nancy of North Carolina; one sister, Mary Hunt of Winfield, KS.; a brother-in-law, Herbert Larkin of Virginia; her niece, Linda Gallop and her husband Calvin of Virginia; and...
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Elsie DeLores Grundel

May 9, 1938 - April 12, 2016

Norfolk - Elsie "Dee" Grundel, 77 passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Born in Norfolk, VA. She is preceded by her beloved husband, Richard G. Grundel. Left to cherish her memory are her six children, Terry Wamsley of VA, Sandy Little of S.C., Bill Grundel of Miss, Diane Mecalo of MO, Greg Grundel of VA, Mark Grudel of VA; 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A memorial...
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Norris T. Bartlett

August 16, 1923 - March 25, 2016

Norris Burnette Tyner Bartlett, 92, passed away on March 25, 2016. She was born on August 16, 1923 to the late Mary L. and George W. Tyner in Boykins, Southhampton County, Virginia. She was the second oldest of six children, and she was an active caretaker in the raising of her younger siblings. Her husband of 46 years, Robert L. Bartlett, preceded her in death. She was retired from Norfolk...
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Myra June Argabrite

June 24, 1925 - March 21, 2016

Myra June Sisson Argabrite age 90 years 8 months and 26 days passed away quietly at home March 21, 2016. She is predeceased by her mother, Gladys Hamilton Sisson and her father, Leo Byron Sisson and her husband, Russell Reed Argabrite. Her three brothers, Charles Robert Sisson, Stewart Byron Sisson and James Bruce Sisson; four sisters, Virginia Lee Desmond, Mary Lou Robinson, Barbara Ann...
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Ricardo Jose Fors

November 14, 1938 - March 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Robert Bernel Flora

July 2, 1921 - March 17, 2016

Robert "Bob" Bernel Flora, 94, passed away on Thursday at his home in Norfolk. Bob was born in Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Laura Flora. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy Flora and his sisters, Jean and Sis. Bob retired from the US Navy and the Civil Service. Very family oriented, he loved spending time with his family. He loved his card tricks, fishing and boxed during...
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Philippe Isreal Fournier

February 18, 1948 - March 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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James Stephen Wheelwright

January 24, 1950 - March 9, 2016

James Stephen Wheelwright, 66, of Hampton, died March 9, 2016. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the American Legion Post # 37, 705 Lesner Road, Norfolk followed by interment at 1:00 pm at A.G. Horton Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. Please visit his memorial at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com
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Mary Frances Angelson

December 10, 1955 - February 27, 2016

Mary Frances Angelson, 60, passed away Feb. 27, 2016 at the Outer Banks Hospital. She was born on Dec. 10, 1955 in Norfolk, VA to the late William Paul and Frances Catlett Angelson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen Angelson Reichert.Mary had a successful career in the Wine & Spirits Industry for over 25 years.She is survived by her niece, Jamie Reichert Bey and her...
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Doris M. Gray

August 8, 1926 - February 25, 2016

Doris M. Gray, 89, passed away on Feb. 25, 2016. She was born in Hampton, VA, to the late Thomas and Pearl Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Gray Sr.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Gray; grandson, Troy F. Gray; and by her five siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Thomas Foster and wife Bertie; brother-in-law, Jerry White; children, Raymond C. Gray Jr., Kenneth...
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Amado Zosa Sembra

September 22, 1937 - February 24, 2016

Amado Zosa Sembra (Sam) passed away in the comfort of his Norfolk home surrounded by family members and friends. He was born on September 22, 1937 to Lucio and Maria Sembra in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. He joined the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Station in Sangley Point, Philippines in 1961 and has served the U.S. Federal Government for 41 years.He was a retired Chief Petty Officer and a Navy...
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Carlton Rivers Mitchell

February 24, 1927 - February 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Charles Everett Brown

September 22, 1923 - February 22, 2016

Charles Everett Brown, Sr., 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Bradenton, FL. He was born in Ahoskie, NC to the late Rufus and Jessie Brown. He is predeceased by his wife, Alice Brown; son, Charles E. Brown, Jr. Charles retired from the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority. He was a member of Freemason Baptist Church. Charles is survived by his daughter, Ruth Locklier of FL.A...
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Betty Jo Davis

August 21, 1931 - February 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Nelson Marion Hollandsworth

June 7, 1916 - February 17, 2016

Nelson Marion Hollandsworth, 99, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2016.Mr. Hollandsworth was born in Lamport, Colorado and was preceded in death by his parents John and Claira Belle Hollandsworth and by his wife Grace Evelyn Hollandsworth. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and from the Norfolk Public Schools as an electrician. His military career included numerous...
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Vito Rocco Scorrano

July 31, 1924 - February 9, 2016


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Maggie Lee Binion

February 28, 1945 - February 9, 2016

Maggie Lee Binion, 70, passed away peacefully at her house in Norfolk Tuesday morning. Maggie was born in Mississippi and is predeceased by her sister, Sue Buchanan of Tennessee. Maggie retired from the Memphis Tennessee Education System before moving to Norfolk. After retirement, she loved gardening and working crossword puzzles. She is survived by her daughter, Mona Binion and her sister,...
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Edda K. Muirhead

February 3, 1944 - February 3, 2016

Edda K Muirhead, 72, born in Iceland, went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2016. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Muirhead and granddaughter, Katelyn Rae MacKay. Left to cherish her memory are her children, William Silverthorn and his wife Dorthea, Daniel Silverthorn, and Nancy Jeffries and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Kristine Silverthorn, Edda Ey Dam Silverthorn, William Eli Dam...
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Frances Gosney

August 12, 1925 - January 27, 2016

Frances Gosney-Rosser made the journey to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Frances was born in Danville, VA. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star 131. She was a past member of Ocean View and Landsdale Baptist Church. She was a stay-at-home Mom who was often volunteered by all of her daughters for many school and church activities.Frances was preceded in death by her...
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Maria Mauricio Felarca

July 18, 1932 - January 26, 2016

Maria Mauricio FelarcaNorfolk, Virginia Maria Mauricio Felarca, 83, died peacefully on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in San Marcelino, Zambales, Philippines, and pre-deceased by her father Melicio Duca Mauricio, mother Catalina Fredeluces de los Santos, husband Victorio M. Felarca, and son Danilo M. Felarca. She is survived by her three children, Victor M...
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Margaret Ann Noora

April 16, 1965 - January 26, 2016


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George Edward Graham

June 7, 1946 - January 25, 2016


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Orsina Manguera Miciano

November 9, 1922 - January 13, 2016

Virginia Beach - Orsina Manguera Miciano, 93, passed away in peace on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.She was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Marinduque, Philippines. Mrs. Miciano is preceded in death by her husband, Nestor Miciano. She is survived by her children, Nenita (Teodoro) San Juan, Reynaldo (Rosie) Miciano, Serafin Miciano, Alfonso Miciano, Norberto (Lilibeth) Miciano, Edmundo (Erwin) Miciano, Lourdes ...
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Rita Smith Carter

April 19, 1925 - January 6, 2016

Rita Smith Carter, 90, passed away on January 6, 2016.Rita was born in Washington, D.C. and resided most of her life in Norfolk, Virginia. She retired as a secretary from the Norfolk Public School System. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, St. Pius Women's Club, Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus #367, Tidewater Quilters Guild and the Wedgewood Garden Club.Survivors include her...
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Betty Sue Capps

December 5, 1931 - December 17, 2015

Betty Sue Capps, 84, passed away in Norfolk on Thursday. Betty was born in Norfolk to the late John and Ethel Thompson; she was predeceased also by her brother, Franklin Lee Thompson. Betty retired from the Norfolk Health Department and enjoyed yard working and gardening. She is survived by her son, Ben Capps; brothers, Roy (Pat), Bob and John (Peggy) Thompson. A memorial service will be...
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Jessie Lebert Young

March 18, 1925 - December 9, 2015

Jessie Lebert Young, 90, passed away December 9, 2015.Mr. Young retired from the U.S. Navy and as a barber at the Naval Exchange. He was a member of the Norview Masonic Lodge for over forty years.Survivors include his wife Toby Young, four stepchildren, Angel Sander, Terry Sylvia, Bill and Dave Hardison; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.A celebration of life will be Saturday, December...
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Betty Ilean Colwell Donahue

May 14, 1954 - December 4, 2015

Betty Ilean Colwell Donahue, 61, passed away suddenly at her home in Chesapeake. Betty was born in Scottsburg, IN to the late Paul and Gertrude Colwell. Betty was a housewife and supported her husband and family. In her spare time, she loved camping along with arts and crafts. She is survived by her husband, Joe; children, Angela Perry Philp (Dan), Christopher Sellers (Amanda), Christina...
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Frances D. Parrish

April 17, 1932 - December 2, 2015

She left on The Wings of a Snow White Dove.Frances Crinkles Parrish of Windsor, VA was the happy wife of Bobby Doughty until he passed in 1973. In 1979 she found love again and married David Parrish. She had four children, Robin, Mark, Tracy, and Lisa, and David has three children David, Bobby and Jodi; 10 grandchildren Logan, Meredith, Hallie, Lauren, Hunter, Dylan, Brook, Jake, Josh, and Seth...
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Barbara Bruckner Voelkel

January 4, 1945 - November 27, 2015

Norfolk - Barbara Rose Bruckner Voelkel, 70, passed away Nov. 27, 2015. Born Jan 4, 1945 in Bronx, NY to the late Joseph and Dorothy Bruckner, Barbara entered the world with her dancing shoes on and her singing voice poised. She was a lover of music, race-car driving, road-trip adventures, and genealogy. Barbara had bachelor's degrees in both mathematics and nuclear engineering. She worked as a...
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James H. Africa

January 12, 1933 - November 18, 2015

James H. Africa, Sr., 82, passed away on November 18, 2015. He was born on January 12, 1933 to the late Henry D. and Elma L. Africa in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Jeannette A. Africa. Mr. Africa served in the U.S. Navy and retired after 20 years of service. He received his Masters of Arts degree in Music Education from ODU. He worked as a Music...
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Mabel Hill Dennis

December 10, 1931 - November 17, 2015


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Mary L. Battenfield

June 27, 1931 - November 16, 2015

Mary Lou Battenfield, 84, of the 5800 block of Frament of Norfolk passed away Nov. 16, 2015 in a local hospital. She was a navy wife, homemaker, passionate dog lover and worshipped her three grandchildren. She was a native of Olustee, Oklahoma. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Meath McGraw and her husband, Daniel of Norfolk; son, Donald R. Battenfield of Norfolk and three grandchildren...
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Lucille Radford Bouchard

December 7, 1935 - November 10, 2015

Lucille Radford Bouchard, 79, passed away on November 10, 2015.Mrs. Bouchard was born in Selma, North Carolina and was a loyal employee for Baylor Corp., for fifty-nine years. She was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church in Selma, NC and enjoyed gardening, nature, living on the water, cooking and Europe. Mrs. Bouchard was preceded in death by her husband, Sgt. Robert Joseph Bouchard, NPD, who was...
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Lillian Marie Bensten

December 31, 1924 - October 24, 2015

Lillian Marie Bensten, 90, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her devoted family. Lillian was born in Norfolk to the late Eudora and Elizabeth Wilson and preceded in death by her two brothers, Thomas and Raymond Wilson. Lillian was a homemaker, who dedicated herself to her family. She was a lifetime member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church and honorary member of the Woman's...
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Betty Jean King

April 4, 1928 - October 20, 2015

Betty Jean King, 87, born in Superior, Wisconsin in 1928, passed away on October 20, 2015. She is predeceased by her husband Gerald King, Sr. and two brothers. She leaves a daughter, Barbara Howsare (Jack); two sons, Eldon King and Gerald King, Jr. (Ruby); 3 sisters; and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8pm...
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Mary Odell Lyon

November 16, 1925 - October 19, 2015

Mary Odell Lyon, 89, passed away in Virginia Beach on Monday. Mary was born in Washington, NC to the late Ottis and Bertha Woolard. She was also predeceased by her husband, Alvin; son, Jack; siblings, Herman , Margaret, Donald, Glen, Mattie Louise and Robert. She had a love of cooking and worked for the Chesapeake Grill. She is survived by her nieces, Sue, Molly, Theresa and Shelia; nephews,...
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Irene Smith Roberson

October 2, 1949 - October 17, 2015


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Dorna Lee Isaacs

September 27, 1952 - September 13, 2015


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Alice Rudiger Ruddick

September 18, 1934 - September 13, 2015

Alice Rudiger Ruddick, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. She was born in Norfolk, VA Sept. 18, 1934, and was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Bernice Rudiger. She graduated from Maury High School in 1952.Left to cherish Alice's memory is her loving husband of 61 years, Leonard; daughter, Shirley A. Cochrane of Norfolk; sister, Juanita Hubbard, brothers, Henry and...
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Barbara M. Lepp

February 7, 1926 - September 10, 2015

Barbara Mae Lepp, 89, passed away Sept. 10, 2015 survived by her only child Alan Lepp; grandchildren Gregory & Kelsey Lepp and Great grandsons Aiden & Kallen Lepp of Woodbridge, VA.Graveside service Sept. 26, 1 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502.
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Jean Marie Byrum

February 15, 1928 - September 3, 2015


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