Our Obituaries

Ann Marie Ditta

February 22, 1948 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Cari Lynn Hick

June 19, 1973 - November 7, 2017

Cari Lynn Hick, 44, went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2017. She was a native of Oklahoma, but a resident of Norfolk for 16 years. Cari was a faithful and active member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She worked for the City of Norfolk, making maps in the GIS Department. Her greatest joy in life was her son, Jack, whom she loved with all her heart.Left to cherish her memory are her...
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Irene Williams

October 8, 1940 - November 3, 2017

Irene Williams age 77, passed away on November 3, 2017 in Hampton Roads, Virginia. She was born on October 8, 1940 to the late Mamie Lee Walker and Charlie Holloman Jr., in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Her husband, RETSGM Rufus "Rudi" Williams of 49 years, preceded her in death on 16 December 2008. Irene was instrumentally dedicated and supportive to her professionally high-performance husband and...
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Martha Harman Thompson

August 31, 1928 - October 31, 2017

Martha Harman Thompson recent resident of Warrenton, VA passed away on Oct. 31, 2017 at Fauquier Hospital. She was born in Bluefield, WV on Aug. 31, 1928 to the late William Clarence and Juanita M. Ackers Harman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Thompson and her brother, William Harman. Martha was a member of Norview United Methodist Church in Norfolk, VA and a member of the...
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Betty Cox Blevins

July 6, 1942 - October 29, 2017

Betty Lou Cox Blevins, passed away Sunday evening in Norfolk to be with her Lord and Savior. Betty was born in Johnson City, TN. She was a devoted wife and mother to her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Blevins and her sons, Alan and Barry Blevins. Betty devoted her life to her family and church family at Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her children,...
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Michaeal David Toner

October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Michael David Toner

October 23, 2017

Michael David Toner, 51, peacefully passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 in Norfolk. He was born to Omar and Diana Toner on June 5, 1966. He graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk in 1984. Michael devoted most of his life caring for his beloved parents and he had a zest for life and much love and respect for family. He considered his friends as an extended part of his family and...
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Richard Phillips

October 2, 1947 - October 23, 2017

Richard Phillips "Phil", 70, passed away on Oct 23d. He led a life of service to God, his country (US Army and Marine Corps), and his community. His remaining loved ones include his mother, Henrietta Rawlinson Phillips; brother, John Henry Phillips; wife of 48 years, Gloria Jean Phillips; two sons, Ambe O. Phillips and his wife, Arelthia D. Phillips and Atiim O. Phillips and his wife, Joyce P....
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Johnny Isbene Anderson

November 4, 1921 - October 23, 2017

Johnny Isbene Anderson, 95, passed away in Norfolk early morning hours on Monday. Johnny was born in Keystone, WV. He served five years in the South Pacific during WWII in the US Army. He went on and retired as a salesman in different retail locations. He loved gambling, taking many trips to Las Vegas and Dover Downs and watching the horse racing there. He spent time showing card tricks and...
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Mary Y. Madi

August 6, 1980 - October 17, 2017

Mary Yosra Madi, 37, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017.A Norfolk native, Mary resided in the Tidewater area all of her young life. She was preceded in death by a sister Hedaia Madi.Mary is widely loved for her sense of humor, kindness and her indomitable spirit. She enjoyed gaming and loved animals.Survivors include her mother Mary Madi; fiancÚ Robert Giordano; three brothers Thomas...
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Paul Robert Watson

October 5, 1919 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Peter Amy Stark

March 29, 1928 - October 10, 2017

Captain Peter Amy Stark USN (RET), 89, of Charlottesville, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in Norfolk, Virginia. Peter was born March 29, 1928 in Timmins, Ontario Canada and was the son of Peter Stark and Evelynne Johnson. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Barbara in addition to his parents. Peter retired from the Navy after a career...
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Monte Neil Barnette

July 18, 1944 - September 9, 2017

Monte Barnette Norfolk - Monte Neil Barnette, 73, died at his home on September 9, 2017. Monte was a 1962 graduate of Norview High School. He worked for C&P Telephone Company and served time in the U.S. Army. He will be missed by his family and many friends. A Celebration of Monte's life will be held at a later date. Information may be found at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com .
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Mary Jean Sheets

October 30, 1956 - September 9, 2017

Mary Jean Adkins Sheets passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 9, 2017. Mary Jean was born in Gilbert, West Virginia and was predeceased by her mother, Gernia Adkins, and brothers Forrest and Herman.After traveling to other states, Mary Jean settled in Norfolk where she met the love of her life and soul mate, Mark T. Sheets. Mary Jean and Mark were together for 35 years and were going...
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Barbara Ann Lawrence

June 9, 1934 - August 24, 2017

Barbara "Bobbi" Ann Lawrence went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Norfolk and lived most of her life in Ocean View. Preceding her in death are her husband, Murphy Lawrence, Sr.; father, Robert Savage, Sr.; mother, Frances Diehl; and sister, Judy Creech.Bobbi was the head teller at the Naval Supply Center Credit Union and later in life...
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Victor Oran Blevins

July 20, 1935 - August 6, 2017

Victor Orane Blevins, 82, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 peacefully at his home in Norfolk. Vic was born in Johnson City, TN to the late John and Louvenia Blevins and is predeceased as well by his two sons, Barry and Alan Blevins. He retired from the US Navy as a Chief Gunner's Mate. He was a devoted family man who spent his life taking care of his family and supporting their needs. He...
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Joe Ervin Hannah,

February 20, 1951 - August 2, 2017

Joe Ervin Hannah, Jr., 66, passed away in Norfolk on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Joe was a native of Norfolk and was predeceased by his loving wife, JoAnn Hannah. He served in the US Air Force for a tour during the Vietnam conflict. Joe retired from both Ryder and Youngblood trucking companies as a diesel mechanic. In his spare time he loved spending time with his family and playing a wide...
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Russell Delano Flowers

June 24, 1945 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Phillip Rudolph Howlett

May 9, 1940 - July 31, 2017

Phillip Howlett, 77, also known as Jitterbug, Papa or as he would put it, "The Godfather" danced his way into heaven Monday, July 31, 2017, listening to "Moonlight Lady" and "In the Still of the Night", surrounded by his loved ones.Born May 9, 1940 to the late Curly and Mamie Howlett, he was the seventh of nine children and the best looking one out of them all. Also...
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Gracy H. Hyler

September 15, 1924 - July 26, 2017

Gracy Holley Hyler, 92, passed away July 26, 2017. She was a charter member of Norfolk Gardens Baptist Church. She was employed with Gifford Management, Caldwell Banker Realty Co. for 64 years. She was a loving mother, Mema, and friend, who went to her heavenly home where there is no more pain, sorrow or tears. Those who are left behind to miss her are her daughter, Brenda Hyler Hanvey and...
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Lawrence A. Gabbert

April 2, 1941 - July 26, 2017

Lawrence A. Gabbert, Sr., passed away on July 26, 2017. He was born to the late Geraldine De'Mastus and Albert Gabbert in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He is predeceased by his daughter Vickie Lynn Gabbert. Mr. Gabbert was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and had a career as a Brick Layer.He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Gabbert; son Lawrence A. Gabbert Jr.; daughter Dawn Marie; step...
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Nancy Ann Harrell

April 6, 1952 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.
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Cathy Ann Snyder

March 11, 1958 - July 16, 2017

Cathy Ann Snyder passed away on July 16, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Amy Ard (Jeff), Crystal Snyder, Carrie Snyder, and Melinda Callan (Joy) and 14 grandchildren. She loved to make jewelry for herself and her loved ones. She will be dearly missed.A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk.
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Charles W. Howse

October 3, 1921 - July 15, 2017

Charles W. Howse, 95, passed away on July 15, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 3, 1921 in Wesleyville, Newfoundland to the late Ethel and George Howse. He is preceded in death by his loving sweetheart of 73 years Elizabeth McKenzie Howse; and his siblings Annie, Stewart, Jessie, Ilena, and Ethel.Charlie enlisted in the Navy in April 1942. During World War II,...
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Dorothy Mae Wooten

March 12, 1923 - July 12, 2017

Dorothy Mae Wooten, 94, went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 12, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, NC on March 12, 1923 to the late William and Martha Rowe. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Robert L. Wooten; sisters, Margaret Gray and Mary Mears; and brother, Bill Rowe.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Judy Wynberry (John); granddaughter, Traci Tichenor (Tim);...
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Aimee Jo Mills

September 22, 1983 - July 11, 2017

Aimee Jo Mills of Jacksonville, NC went home to be with our Lord on July 11, 2017 at the age of 33.She is survived by her two children, Christopher and Lola Mills; her mother, Debra Davis and step-father, David Davis; her father, Rick Mosimann; her dad, Dale Crow and step-mother, Naomi Crow; her sisters, Rikki Mosimann, Samantha Crow, and Kimberly Richardson; and also a host of aunts, uncles,...
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Rose Marie Neigenfind

July 19, 1930 - July 6, 2017

Norfolk - Rose Marie Neigenfind, 86, passed away July 6, 2017. She was born July 19, 1930 in Bloomfield, NJ to the late Emile and Clara Casale. For many years she worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Naval Base doing data entry. Ms. Neigenfind was a devoted and loving mother of seven children who always put her family first. She is preceded in death by two daughters, Katherine Wyatt and...
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Margaret Jane Townsend

April 9, 1941 - July 6, 2017

Margaret J. Townsend, 76, died on July 6, 2017. She attended Willard Elementary School and graduated from Granby High School. She was a member of Grace and Hope Mission in Norfolk.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Townsend, Sr. and her parents, George and Lucy Harrison. She is survived by her sons, Victor Robert Townsend, Jr. and George Aaron Townsend and his wife, Christy,...
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Doris May Guillot

May 29, 1921 - June 29, 2017

Doris May Guillot, 96, passed away on June 29, 2017. She was born on May 21, 1921.Doris was a faithful member of Azalea Garden Church of God, where she taught Sunday school for many years.Left to cherish her memory are her nephews, Mike Gardner and David Earl Gardner, both of Norfolk, VA; her nieces, Lee Ann Page of Bunnell, FL, Doreen Hallers of Chesapeake, VA, and Norma Vogel of Palm Coast, FL;...
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Flora Daniels Webber

December 26, 1936 - June 7, 2017

Flora Macon Daniels Webber, 80, passed away on June 7, 2017. She was born in Wanchese, NC to the late Amos R. Daniels, Sr. and Elizabeth Boggs Daniels. Flora is preceded in death by her loving husband, George Allen Webber; father-in-law, George J. Webber; and sisters-in-law, Louise Daniels and Carol Daniels. Flora is survived by her two daughters, Linda MacDonald and her husband, Buck C....
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Robert H. Rudd

October 11, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Robert H. Rudd, 89, passed away on May 31, 2017. He was born on October 11, 1927 to the late Robert and Parmilia Rudd in Henderson, NC.Robert attended Maury High School, and served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947 and U.S. Navy from 1950-1952. He worked for NAS and retired after 41 years as a Calibration Technician. He volunteered at Sentara Leigh Hospital for 10 years, and was on the Duck Pin...
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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

Max G. Sitton, 89, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of service on 31 August 1966. He worked for NARF LF-18 in Civil Service until March 1983 retiring after 17 years. Max volunteered with the American Red Cross beginning in April 1983 and with Depaul Hospital beginning in August 1991. Max joined the Masonic Lodge of...
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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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