Our Obituaries

Cora Pauline Giles

January 27, 1933 - May 26, 2017

Cora Pauline Giles ,84, passed away peacefully at home on May 26,2017. Her love of family was paramount. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Pauline was predeceased by her loving husband Carroll "Bill" Giles. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Paula Giles Gibson; son Carroll "Buddy" Giles Jr ; grandchildren Penny Brooks,...
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JoAnn D. Whitney

June 15, 1936 - May 25, 2017

JoAnn D. Whitney, age 80, passed away on May 25, 2017. She was born on June 15, 1936 to the late Henry Dykes and Letha McCallum Dykes, in Glenwood, Georgia. She spent her childhood years in Georgia with her siblings Richard, Leila, Roy, Hank, Ruby, and Betty. On October 31, 1960, she married the love of her life, Phillip M. Whitney, and moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Together, JoAnn and Phillip...
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Lorene V. Sutton

September 20, 1927 - May 24, 2017

Lorene Vann Sutton, 89, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2017. She was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Franklin; her children, Vann Sutton and wife Ann, Elizabeth Browning and husband Larry, Maria Drinko and husband Michael, Carolyn Britton and husband Rick, and Yvonne Toll and husband Timothy; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca Sutton, Mallory Sutton, Tracy...
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Herbert Francis Nash

June 15, 1936 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Myrtle Smith

June 22, 1930 - May 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Joyce Ann Batchelor

June 5, 1937 - May 21, 2017

Virginia Beach - Joyce Ann Batchelor, 79, passed away on May 21, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband, Willie. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Donald K. Shaw, Randolph D. Batchelor and Brian C. Batchelor; granddaughter, Crystal Hurlbut and husband Jodie; 2 great-grandchildren, Kristen and Tyler; and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Bentley and Willow.A funeral service will be held at 2:00...
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Jean Emelene Porter

July 24, 1925 - May 20, 2017

Jean Emelene Porter, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on May 20, 2017.Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by her husband James Martin Porter and a daughter Debra Porter Titcomb and beloved dog Petey. She was a loving mother, gran and a friend to many. She retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a past president of the Toast Mistress Club.Survivors include three daughters Susan Poulter...
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Andrew Jackson Stauffenberg

December 23, 1989 - May 19, 2017

SSG Andrew Jackson Stauffenberg, (27), of C Company 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Reg 2nd Stryker BCT 2nd Infantry Div died on May 19th 2017 in Lakewood Washington. Andrew was an Expert Combat Infantryman and an Army Airborne Ranger. He served his country with honor and distinction earning numerous decorations and awards for his service. He was a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan. Andrew was...
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William Archie Goodell

October 7, 1955 - May 18, 2017

William "Archie" Goodell of Chesapeake, VA passed away May 18th after a short illness.He was a quiet but loving son, brother and friend. Archie loved to live his life doing what he enjoyed. He always worked hard but loved to play even harder. Archie also loved his four legged companions and missed each one dearly.He was predeceased by his mother, Sue B. Goodell, his father George E. Goodell, Sr...
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Marie Nova Jordan

September 18, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Marie Nova Jordan, 85, passed away on May 15, 2017. She was born on September 18, 1931 to the late James T. and Victoria H. Hayden in North Carolina. She is reunited with her husband of 48 years Billy J. Jordan. Her sisters Liz and Virginia; and brothers Leon and James preceded her in death.She is survived by her daughter Jennifer S. Wellons and her husband Marfett; brother Wilton Hayden;...
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Suzanne Harden Pierce

July 22, 1933 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Glen Winston Freeman

December 11, 1928 - May 14, 2017

Glen Winston Freeman, 88, passed away peacefully at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital on May 14, 2017.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home.A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:00a.m. at the funeral home with military honors.Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia...
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Pauline Pauline Fried

December 8, 1919 - May 13, 2017

N. Pauline Rooks Fried, 97, passed away on Saturday, May 13 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Elijah and Nettie Rooks, she is also predeceased by her twin sister, N. Kathleen Rooks as well as her loving husband, Edward Karl Fried whom she married in September 1955. She attended Maury High School and later retired from Glenrock Radiator. She was a...
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Patricia Ann Fraembs

January 13, 1946 - May 11, 2017

Patricia Ann Fraembs, 71, passed away suddenly in Chesapeake on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Patricia was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Henry and Lois Smith and the love of her life, Ron. Tricia loved Nascar racing and her flower gardens. Her focus in her life was her family, she later worked as a Coordinator with Outreach Escort in California. She is survived by her children, Erica Demornay,...
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Robert Percy Broom

February 3, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Robert Percy Broom, 95, passed away Thursday, May 4 at The Waterford at Virginia Beach surrounded by family. Robert was a native of Albany, NY, a son of the late Ernestine Schultz and Percy Broom. Robert was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Gloria Hackel Broom, his sister Ernesta, and his brother Raymond. He was a Freemason, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He...
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Lula Bryant Tabor

January 8, 1924 - May 2, 2017

Lula Mae Bryant Tabor, 93, of Norfolk, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 5th at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM and graveside at Rosewood with Pastor Kenny Bryant of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk officiating. She was born in Plymouth,...
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Earl Wain Edwards,

August 27, 1930 - May 1, 2017

Earl W. Edwards, Jr. born August 27, 1930 (86) went to be with his Savior on May 1, 2017. Born in Norfolk, VA and resided in Virginia Beach, VA. He is predeceased by the love of his life of 54 years, Hazel K. Edwards, his father Earl W. Edwards, Sr. and his mother Lucy Hamill Edwards.He is survived by his devoted sister and best friend, Betty Gayheart, two sons, Earl W. Edwards III (Andrea) and...
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Frances Dendrinos Stilwell

January 30, 1931 - April 29, 2017

Frances Stilwell, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 29, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Madeline Dendrinos, her brother Peter Dendrinos, and her husband Guy R Stilwell. Frances is survived by her 4 children, Gary & Joyce Stilwell, Jerry & Jill Stilwell of Norfolk, Va, and Valerie & Allen White, Gail & Mike Thomas of Cocoa Beach, Fla. Frances had 7...
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Lisa Carol Hall

March 9, 1962 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Frances M. Hudgins

June 30, 1969 - April 25, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Shirley Patrick

May 8, 1927 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Marian Moorehead Martin

July 11, 1926 - April 22, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Everett Chumbly Andrews

September 12, 1927 - April 20, 2017

Everett C. Andrews, 89, passed away in Virginia Beach on Thursday. He was born in Pulaski County, VA to the late Fred and Ethie Andrews. He is survived by his children, Robert Andrews, Mike S. Andrews, and wife, Sandy, James E. Andrews, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Andrews, Linda Donnelly and her husband, Bob. Everett was a US Army veteran in the Korean War era. He later retired from the Virginia...
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Mary Alice Huffman Greer

December 20, 1922 - April 20, 2017

Mary Huffman Greer, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 20, 2017. She was born on December 20, 1922 to the late Eva Losh and Jake Huffman in West Augusta, Virginia. Her husband of 36 years, Preston Cleveland Greer, preceded her in death in 1979. Her daughter, Arlene Frances Butler, also preceded her in death in 1980.She devoted her heart and soul to God and her family. Her...
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Jimmie Lee Craddock

November 20, 1935 - April 18, 2017

Virginia Beach - Jimmie Lee Craddock, 81, passed away April 18, 2017. He was born on Nov. 20, 1935 to the late Andrew and Vera Craddock. Mr. Craddock proudly served his country in the US Navy and then worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He loved his country and flag.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Dot Craddock; sons, Lee Craddock and Tim Craddock (Laura); granddaughters...
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Bonnie Nance Pryor

February 9, 1960 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Estelle McDonald Sumler

October 30, 1920 - April 16, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Katherine F. Holcombe

October 15, 1922 - April 16, 2017

Katherine Franks Holcombe's celebration of life will be held at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, VA, on Friday, April 21, 2017. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church, followed by Mass. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m.On Resurrection Sunday, April 16, 2017, Katherine Franks Holcombe finished her...
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Janice Faye Medlin

July 6, 1946 - April 15, 2017

Janice Faye Medlin, 70, passed away on April 15, 2017.A Norfolk native, Ms. Medlin resided in Virginia Beach all of her life. She loved her cats, enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid camper.Survivors include her loving partner Jud Newton; a son Joseph Medlin and wife Debbie; three grandchildren, Tucker, Ethan and Riley Medlin; a brother Bobby Medlin and wife Faye; and lifelong friend Kay Cason.A...
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Marjorie C. HANBURY

August 6, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Theresa Lillian Newell

October 4, 1930 - April 12, 2017

Theresa "Dolly" Newell, loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 12th in the company of her daughter and son. Although those of us who loved her wake with heaviness in our hearts, we find solace in knowing she is looking down on us, reunited with the love of her life, friends, and family; all who are undoubtedly enjoying her fabulous Italian...
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Douglas E. Barnes

November 13, 1932 - April 12, 2017

Douglas E. Barnes, 84, passed away on April 12, 2017. He was born on November 13, 1932 to the late Edna V. and Cecil W. Barnes in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Mr. Barnes was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a retired Factory Representative for a Building Materials Company. Born in the Great Depression and raised during World War Two he volunteered for the Army in 1949 and served honorably in the Korean...
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Charles Edmond Hurd

June 27, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Virginia Beach - Charles Edmond Hurd, 88 passed away on Tues., April 11, 2017. He was born in Dunbar, VA June 27, 1928 and relocated to Norfolk in 1944. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Lake and Myrtle Cole Hurd; brother, Billie Ray Hurd; and sisters, Marian Kessler and Eunice Lund. He is survived by his loving...
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Pauline Virginia Putnam

November 15, 1920 - April 11, 2017

Pauline "Polly" Virginia Smith Putnam departed this world April 11th, 2017 at the age of 96. Polly was born in Richlands, Virginia on November 15, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elsie Sutherland Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Herbert E. Putnam, and two sisters and one brother. She is survived by three sisters: Clara Evans and Helen June...
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Scott Allan Launder

February 7, 1974 - April 11, 2017

Scott Allan Launder, 43, passed away suddenly on April 11, 2017. He was predeceased by his mother, Sharon Ann Launder.He is survived by his son, Trey Launder; his father, Allan Launder (Brenda); his sister Tammy Launder; his brothers, Donald Launder (Bridget) and David Good, along with numerous family members and friends.A memorial service will be held on Wed, April 19, 2017 at 2 pm at Rosewood...
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Aleathia Esther Hooks

October 27, 1923 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Marvin Gray Boyd

October 22, 1935 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Virginia May Bingham

December 27, 1934 - April 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Delbert Glenwood Chambers

August 2, 1931 - April 8, 2017

Delbert G. Chambers, 85, son of Merle Chambers and Viola Patterson Chambers, was welcomed into Heaven, God's presence and His Lord and Saviour on April 8, 2017. His loving family beside him, wife, Mary Jo Arrowood Chambers; son, Daniel Lee, wife Irene, granddaughter Melissa; daughter, Theresa Jo Cross, husband Richard, step grandsons, Andrew, wife Cindy, two step great granddaughters, Andrea and...
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Wesley K. Stewart

May 31, 1956 - April 8, 2017

Master Police Officer (ret), Lt. Col. (ret) Wesley K. Stewart, 60, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, the 8th of April.'Wes' was currently on duty as VBCSO at the time of his death. His dedication and commitment to his country, his community, his family were Wes's priority at all times. One word used by his peers, and supervisors, both with the VBPD and the United States Army is honor. Wes is...
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Shirley B. Baum

November 21, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Shirley Baum

November 21, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Edna Elizabeth Hardy

September 16, 1915 - April 1, 2017

Edna E. Hardy, 101, passed away on April 1, 2017. She was born on September 16, 1915 to the late Eva B. and Jessie L. Cruse in Norfolk, VA. Her husband Robert L. Hardy preceded her in death.She is survived by her daughter B. Jean Hardy; son Donald L. Hardy (Marie); 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8,...
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Samuel Kendall Black

December 15, 1947 - April 1, 2017

Samuel K. Black, 69, went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2017, surrounded by friends and family. He proudly served his country for 30 years in the U.S. Navy, including tours in Vietnam on the USS Seminole and Desert Storm, retiring in 2001 as a Lieutenant Commander LDO.Sam is preceded in death by his parents, William and Easter Black; his son, James Black; and his sister, Janet Araiza.He leaves...
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Louise Marie Tuthill

October 6, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Louise "Vicki" Marie Tuthill, 83, formerly of The Villages, FL passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017.Vicki was born in the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse, Maine. She was preceded in death by her parents Morton Dixon and Florence Faulkingham Dixon two brothers and one sister and a grandson Brian Tuthill.Survivors include her loving husband Alfred F. Tuthill, four children, Michele Weir and husband...
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Louise MCNAIR

May 24, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Louise MCNAIR

May 24, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Sandra Myrick

August 18, 1962 - March 29, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Joyce Bowden Forehand

October 30, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Joyce Bowden Forehand

October 30, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Joyce Bowden Forehand, 84, of Chesapeake, passed away peacefully on March 28, while in hospice care. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Edna (Capps) and Augustus W. Bowden, the fourth child of six. Devoted and loving wife of the late CDR Hersey Forehand, USCG (ret.), and the late Raymond K. Bousman Jr. Beloved mother of Raymond K. (Sharon) Bousman III. Left to cherish her memory are...
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Sheryl Lynn Wright

July 23, 1955 - March 27, 2017

Sheryl Lynn Wright, 61, of Norfolk, Virginia passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and retired as a Dispersing Clerk for the US Navy. She is preceded in death by her mother Ramona Travis Busby, father Isaac William Busby, Jr, and niece Anjelica Hadsell. She is survived by brother Jeffrey Busby and his wife...
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Sharon Joan Holmes

February 14, 1941 - March 26, 2017

Sharon J. Holmes, 76, passed away on March 26, 2017. She was born on February 14, 1941 in Wichita, Kansas. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 57 years, Charles R. Holmes; daughter, Debra Perkins; sons, David Holmes and Robert Holmes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to...
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Magdalene Dorothy Doyle

December 21, 1923 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Dean John Gurganus

December 28, 1953 - March 22, 2017

On the morning of March 22, 2017, Dean John Milton Gurganus peacefully went to be wrapped in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born December 1953 to Milton and Nettie Peele Gurganus, who preceded him to their eternal home. He was the beloved father of Joshua and Luke Gurganus, loving brother of Michele Cucura(John), and Marcus, Lee, and Stephen(Catherine) Gurganus, and the...
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Kathryn Louise Hamilton

February 4, 1921 - March 22, 2017

Kathryn Louise "Kay" Hamilton, 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Virginia Beach. She was born February 4, 1921, in Dilles Bottom, OH. Kay is preceded in death by her best friend and husband, John Hamilton; sister, Clara Veneri Price; brother, Valentino Veneri; and mother, Margaret Grove. She is survived by her two daughters: Rhonda Sonn and Donna Buckley; Donna's husband, Steve...
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Paul Ronald Karch

August 29, 1927 - March 21, 2017

LT Paul Ronald Karch USN (Retired), 89, left this life to be with Jesus Christ on 21 March 2017 at his home at Edgeworth Park in Williamsburg VA. Paul was born on a farm near Wheatfield, IN to Charles M. Karch and Fairy A. Karch. He graduated from Wheatfield High School in the fall of his senior year to enter an Army Air Corps' officer training program in early 1945. He is a WWII, Korean War...
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Irene Marie Finley

September 15, 1929 - March 19, 2017

On September 15, 1929, Irene Marie Finley was born to the late Lucy and William Smith in McDowell County, WVA. She grew up in Gary holler where life revolved around coal mining, family, and the mountains. Through her family and that mining, she met her love and late husband Ray Lee Finley. Together they moved to Va Beach and the rest is an adventurous history. Anybody that ever met Irene, or...
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Susana Ramirez Sabado

May 22, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Constance Curtis Lyons

October 11, 1927 - March 18, 2017

Constance "Connie" Hepburn Curtis Lyons, 89, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Chester, Virginia, she and her husband Max lived in the same home on Bay Island since 1953. She worshipped and served in both Rock Church and Cape Henry Church. Connie lived a bountiful life of labor, service, love, and ministry. She was a gifted...
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Hank Anthony Williams

November 7, 1982 - March 16, 2017

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (Town Center of Virginia Beach, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462).
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Mong Yookong

June 10, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Mom,I'll try my best always to do what you have taught me: be strong, be kind, be more forgiving to others, laugh more, enjoy life, and to enjoy every little thing each day. Love your family, friends and others more and don't take life too seriously. Let God lead me and ask Him for help everyday. I'll always love you, Mom. You were the best Mom to us. Thank you for being my mom. ...
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Warren Nathaniel Skinner

July 27, 1947 - March 14, 2017

The beloved Pastor Warren Skinner went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2017, leaving behind many loved-ones and friends. He is predeceased by his father, Warren Skinner, Sr. and his brother, Robert Skinner. He pastored Diamond Springs Baptist Church (DSBC) for over 30 years.He leaves to continue his legacy his wife of almost 49 years, Linda; his daughters, Paula Hafner and her husband, Kevin...
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James Hubert Jobes

October 26, 1924 - March 13, 2017

James Hubert Jobes, 92, died on March 13, 2017. He was born on October 26, 1924 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Preceding him in death was his wife, Esther Jobes.James was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion in Norfolk, where he has resided since 1964.Left to cherish his memory are his son, James A. Jobes and his wife, Shara Dee Jobes; daughter...
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Irma Ruth Smith

August 2, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Irma Ruth Smith, 81, was called home to be a beautiful angel on March 12, 2017. Ruth was a loving Wife, Mother and the best Grammy God could have blessed this earth with. A long-time member of Kempsville Church of Christ and Sunday school teacher for over 25 years, she led a life devoted to the Lord. Ruth was a loving and giving soul who has blessed so many lives. She had a smile that would...
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Bascom Forrest Partridge

July 20, 1925 - March 12, 2017

Bascom Forrest Partridge, 91, formerly of Kill Devil Hills, NC, died March 12, 2017 at the age of 91 years.Bascom Forrest, a Christadelphian, "died in faith, not having received the promises," secure in his resurrection Hope "that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God . . ." raise from the grave when Jesus returns from Heaven to be King over all the earth....
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Jane Louise Hallmark

June 24, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Robert Alan Gray

September 28, 1948 - March 9, 2017

Robert Alan Gray, 68, passed away on March 9, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Mary Cleo Gray of Virginia Beach; his brother, William Leslie Gray of Norfolk; his estranged daughter, Leslie Anne Gray; his nephew, William Leslie Gray, Jr. of Virginia Beach; and many cousins, other extended family members, and friends.The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at...
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Sandra Marion Caldwell

October 20, 1937 - March 8, 2017

Heaven gained an angel when Sandra Marion Caldwell passed peacefully on March 8, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Sandy was born in Norwich, CT on Oct. 20, 1937 to the late Philip & Lena Isper.Sandy pursued an education in nursing prior to marrying, Richard S. Caldwell, Sr. When their children started school, Sandy joined the Va Beach school system as an aide and office...
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Gail Enroughty Swinson-Reeves

December 13, 1950 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Darlene Marie Wellington

August 2, 1957 - March 6, 2017

Virginia Beach - Darlene Marie Wellington, 59, passed away on March 6, 2017. She was born on Aug. 2, 1957 in Norfolk to the late Laymond and Arline Curling. Darlene worked as the office manager for the Spine Center of Hampton Roads.Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Scott Wellington; sons, Michael Wellington and his wife Melissa, and Brett Wellington; grandsons, Josiah and Nathan...
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Jean Simpson Cotten

March 5, 1919 - March 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Jacqueline Taylor Kelly

June 14, 1936 - March 5, 2017

Jacqueline Taylor Kelly passed away on March 5, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She is proceded in death by her husband Billy Lee Kelly Sr.She is survived by her son Billy Lee Kelly Jr., and wife Cindy; daughter Donna Kelly Parker and husband Bill; and son James Franklin Kelly and wife Selena. Her grandchildren include Billy III and Timothy and their mother Melinda Kelly Mitchell, Donnie, Tracy, Sherry, B...
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Agatha Strickland Forlines

March 14, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Agatha "Gay" Strickland Forlines passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Born on March 14, 1926 to the late Mamie Tudor and Alvie Griggs Strickland and raised in North Carolina, she was a 1947 graduate of Women's College (UNC-G). Gay raised her family in Virginia Beach and was a long time educator. She loved the beach and vacationing with her family, sewing and playing...
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Deloris Lucille Bolander

August 16, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Virginia Beach - Deloris Lucille Bolander, 84, passed away March 5, 2017. She was born on Aug. 16, 1932 in Sioux Falls, SD to the late William and Wilma Fehlhafer. Deloris worked as a restaurant manager and owner. Her passion for the business carried on through retirement as she enjoyed going out for brunch and the socialization that came with it. Deloris loved life, laughter, and her...
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Alice Patricia McGee

April 29, 1947 - March 1, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Abner J. Moore

March 8, 1935 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Mildred Catherine Deckner

April 18, 1933 - March 1, 2017

Mildred Catherine Deckner, 83, passed away March 1, 2017. A native of Mt. Ulla, NC Mrs. Deckner resided in the Tidewater area since 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents Austin and Mae Davis, a husband Raymond A. Deckner Sr., and a son Robert Earl Deckner. She attended Gateway Free Will Baptist Church.Survivors include three children Michael Kevin Davis and wife Janet, Raymond A....
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Carol Wanda Keefer

May 10, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Carol W. Keefer, 81 passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017. She was a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother to four children; Sherrie McCabe and husband Doug, Tim Keefer and wife Jacqueline, Bonnie Keefer and fiancé Jeff Applewhite, and Lori Dotson and husband Danny;12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and her beloved Yorkie Buddy. Carol was predeceased by...
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Dani Sue Rossell

August 22, 1956 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Esther Huie

July 19, 1939 - February 27, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Rogelio Monzon Santos

July 9, 1927 - February 27, 2017

On Feb. 27, 2017, Retired Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9) Rogelio "Lolo" Santos passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. His journey was one of love, courage and sacrifice as he touched so many lives. Although his career in the US Navy involved 30 years of honorable service, he also spent close to 20 years as a teacher for the Virginia Beach Public Schools. His life was...
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June Patricia Truitt

June 20, 1942 - February 26, 2017

June Patricia Truitt, 74, passed away in Virginia Beach on Sunday morning, February 26th. June was born in Virginia to Culver and Buna Edwards. She is also predeceased by her husband, William E. Truitt as well. June worked with special needs children as a teacher's assistant in Virginia Beach school system. She made lasting impressions on her students, who would revisit years later. She...
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Annie G. Saunders

February 5, 1938 - February 22, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Calvin M. Skinner

August 7, 1927 - February 22, 2017

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Kenneth Earl Brugger,

February 19, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Kenneth Earl Brugger, Sr., passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017. Mr. Brugger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and resided most of his life in The Tidewater area. He was preceded in death by his wife Jessie Louise Brugger and a son Robert Louis Brugger. He retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty two years of service as a Damage Control Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was a former president...
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Della M. Castelow

January 26, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Frances Collins Stephens

January 9, 1934 - February 19, 2017

On Sunday February 19, 2017 at 3:15 in the afternoon Frances Collins Stephens (Nan) peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones, marking the end of a long battle with alzheimer's. Frances Collins was born Tuesday, January 9, 1934 to Mrs. Sara Betts Collins and Mr. Frank Collins II in Washburn, Tennessee. She was the sixth born of eight children. Growing up in Washburn she...
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William John Bradley

October 13, 1938 - February 19, 2017

William "Bill" John Bradley, 78, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Norfolk. Bill was born in New Jersey to the late John and Lillie Bradley as well as his sister, Helen Magee. Bill retired from the US Navy as a musician. He later was the Director of Serviceman Center and lastly worked as the Administrator for Baptists Missions to Forgotten People. He was devoted to his family and his...
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Jessie Marie Fairley

June 17, 1949 - February 17, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Elizabeth CUFFEE

June 10, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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William J. Halsey

December 12, 1932 - February 14, 2017

William James Halsey, 84, passed away February 14, 2017 at Sentara Hospice House with family at his side after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born on December 12, 1932 in Hertford, NC to the late James V. and Inez Halsey. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife of 52 years Doris Hubbard Halsey and sister Laura A. Halsey.Bill served our country in the U.S. Army and was also a...
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Frances Rodriguez

August 12, 1940 - February 14, 2017

Frances Rodriguez, 76, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017.A native of Jersey City, New Jersey Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her husband Eugenio Rodriguez. Survivors include three children, Gene Rodriguez and wife Ann, Laura Shifflett and husband Wayne, and Mark Rodriguez; six grandchildren, Corey, Jacob and Drew Shifflett and Tori, Alex and Cole Rodriguez; two great...
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Grover Stanton Dodson

February 17, 1921 - February 13, 2017

Grover Stanton Dodson of Blacksburg, VA passed away Feb 13, 2017. Grover was born Feb 17, 1921 to James Stanton and Zaidee Peters Dodson. On Apr 17, 1942, he married his lifelong love Harriet Gwendolyn Jones Dodson. After nearly 75 years together, he followed her in death by a mere 7 days.Beginning their life together in Norfolk, VA, Grover and Gwen eventually settled into their Virginia Beach...
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Mae Mae Myers

October 29, 1940 - February 12, 2017

Norma Mae Myers went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1940 in Norfolk, VA to the late Clarence Curtis and Jessie Ellen Vaughn Williams. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband Raymon L. Myers.Left to cherish her memory are her children Lisa Latham (Dale), Cathy Fink, Roy Myers, Cindy Doan, and Jean McGinnis; grandchildren Angie, Chad, Archie, Joel...
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Edith Lee Turner

January 6, 1926 - February 11, 2017

Edith Turner, 91, passed on February 11, 2017. She was born in Hurt, VA, on January 6, 1926 to Norman Wade Lanier and Patti Crewes Lanier. She is survived by her husband and soul mate, William Henry Turner, son Timothy P. Turner, wife Nancy B. Turner and five grandchildren, Kerry T. Shumate, husband Scott Shumate, Katherine M. Turner, Alexandra E. Turner, Logan O. Turner and Cody O. Turner. She...
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Lola-Grace Earline High

February 7, 2017 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Donald Steiblen Denkle

April 22, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Carol F. Weadon

January 1, 1940 - February 7, 2017

Carol Faith Weadon, 77, passed away on February 7, 2017. She was the first child born in Virginia on January 1, 1940 to the late Ethel F. and Meredith M. Clatterbuck in Loudoun County, VA. Her husband of 61 years, Charles E. Weadon preceded her in death.She is survived by her three sons, Edward, Daniel, and Jonathan, her sister Joan Harmon, two daughter-in-laws, and one brother-in-law, six...
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Glenn E. STEPHENS

February 6, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Harriet Gwendolyn Dodson

December 18, 1920 - February 6, 2017

Harriet Gwendolyn Dodson of Blacksburg, VA passed away Monday, February 6 at her home. Gwen was born December 18, 1920 to Edward and Eudora Dixon Jones. On April 17, 1942, she married her lifelong love Grover Stanton Dodson. Beginning their life together in Norfolk, VA, Gwen and Grover eventually settled into their Virginia Beach home, where they lived nearly 52 years. In 2014, the couple...
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