Our Obituaries

Carol Sybil Lantz

December 25, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Virginia Beach - Carol Sybil Lantz (Walker), 87, passed away peacefully on Mon., Jan. 8, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.Carol was born on Dec. 25, 1930 in Mississippi to Majy O. and Eva E. Walker. She was passionate about the care and well being of the community by being a Girl Scout leader, a secretary for the Navy, a grey lady for the military hospital, a volunteer at the Republican Women...
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Raymond L. Hart

December 16, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Lyndon Hamm

November 5, 1948 - January 7, 2018

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Florence Louise Nugent

September 1, 1933 - January 5, 2018

Virginia Beach - Florence L. Nugent, 84, died January 5, 2018. Born in New York, raised in Masontown, PA, and spent the remainder of her years in Norfolk, and VA Beach raising her family.Florence never met a dog or person she didn't love, she never met a stranger. She loved to spend time with her children, and grandchildren, and playing the piano.Florence was predeceased by her husband, John F....
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Esther G. Espiritu

August 16, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Ester Lagrosa Golingco Espiritu, a long time military wife and business owner, of Norfolk, VA, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018, at her home after enduring the debilitating effects of a long illness. She was 86. Esther was born on August 16, 1931, to Pedro and Antonia Lagrosa Golingco in Tabaco, Albay, in the Philippines. She graduated in 1956 from University of Santo Thomas, the...
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Louis Samuel Harford

December 14, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Louis S. Harford, 86, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2018. He was born to the late Mark and Ada Harford. He is also predeceased by his brother, Mark H. Harford, Jr. After graduating from Maury High School, Louis went to work for Freedom Ford, as Parts Manager for 52 years. He was married to Mary L. "Bobbie" Harford in his church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church over 65 years ago...
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Edward Joseph Hampshire, Sr.

March 5, 1922 - January 4, 2018

Edward Joseph Hampshire (March 5, 1922 - Jan. 4, 2018)Edward J Hampshire, 95, passed away peacefully January 4, 2018 and was predeceased by his parents, Eva and Edward Hampshire, his loving wife of 72 years, Clare Matter Hampshire, sister Lucille H McGowan and brother, Roland C Hampshire. Survivors left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Carol Bryant and Leslee Hampshire, two sons Joe ...
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Katherine Sue Blackmer

July 16, 1953 - January 3, 2018

Katherine Sue Blackmer, 64, passed away unexpectedly on January 3. 2018.Mrs. Blackmer was born in Holland, VA and was preceded in death by her parents Wilford and Mary Spence, a sister Mildred and 2 brothers Bobby and Mutt. She was a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed by all that knew her.Survivors include 2 children Jason Blackmer and wife Rebecca, Ashley Blackmer; a grandson Jacob; 3...
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Lorraine Frances Gossner

November 3, 1936 - January 3, 2018

Lorraine Frances Gossner, 81, passed away in Norfolk on Wednesday, January 03, 2018.Lorraine was born in the Bronx, NYC to the late Francis and Anna Sarandrea. She was an avid Yankees fan her entire life, but family was her priority. As the wife of a career naval officer, she held down the fort for many devoted years, and was always there for her family and friends near and far. She was an...
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James Macrae Jessup

December 12, 1937 - January 2, 2018

James Macrae Jessup, 80, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018.Mr. Jessup was born in Tomahawk, NC on December 12, 1937. Mr. Jessup retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and served as a merchant marine. He was preceded in death by his parents David Jessup and Elizabeth Kerr Jessup, brothers David, Robert and Jimmie Jessup, sister Gracie Jessup and sister-in-law Sherry Jessup...
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Johnny F. BATTS

October 1, 1937 - December 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Wallace Mason Vaughan,

April 15, 1946 - December 30, 2017

Wallace "Wally" Alias "Butch" Mason Vaughan Jr., 71, of Virginia Beach Virginia, was called home to the eternal love of God on Friday, December 30, 2017. A devout husband and father, Wally is predeceased by his parents, Wallace Mason Vaughan Sr., Bettie Welch Vaughan, step-mother Agnes T. Vaughan and eldest sister, Claire Elizabeth Knowles. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra...
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Shirley Lee Sawyer

February 9, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Virginia Beach- Shirley Lee Harris Sawyer passed away Dec. 30, 2017 in her home. She was born on Feb. 9, 1932 in Princess Anne County, VA. Shirley was loved and cherished by her family and is survived by her husband, Edward H. Sawyer; daughters, Linda L. Sawyer, Phyllis A. Sawyer, Emma S. Bertok (Frank) and Shirley R. Waynick (Randy); 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great...
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Shirley Sawyer

February 9, 1932 - December 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Melton Lowery

June 3, 1925 - December 30, 2017

Melton Lowery, 92, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017. He was born on June 3, 1925 in Pembroke, North Carolina. His wife of 71 years Maebelle Lowery preceded him in death.Mr. Lowery retired from U.S. Army, and served during WWII. After Hiroshima he joined the National Guard. He is survived by his sons Buren Lowery and his wife Kathleen; and Anthony Lowery and his wife Maggie; brother...
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Melton Lowery

March 6, 1925 - December 30, 2017

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Mary G. Franchi

November 3, 1938 - December 29, 2017

Mary G. Franchi, 79, passed away on December 29, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1938 to the late Walter and Bernice Wasik in Kolbuszowa, Poland. Her husband John Franchi and son John McBrien preceded her in death.She is survived by her son Harry McBrien and his wife Diana; daughter Kathleen McBrien; and granddaughter Lauren McBrien, her "mini me."A Celebration of Life will be held on...
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Michael John McQuaid

August 17, 1952 - December 27, 2017

Michael John McQuaid, 65, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Virginia Beach. He was born in Massachusetts to the late John and Cecelia McQuaid. He was survived by the love of his life, his loving wife, Betty McQuaid; son, Michael J. Webb and his wife, Lisa; grandson, Christopher Smith; great granddaughters, Evelyn and Kaitlyn Smith and a niece, Tracy Morris. Michael had a witty and...
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Donald Cooper

December 13, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Donald Cooper, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning in Chesapeake. Donald was a US Air Force veteran and after his service years he worked for NYC transit. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by all. Donald was born in NY to the late Joseph and Inez Cooper and is predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Betty Cooper. He is survived by his...
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Georgia Ike

July 14, 1930 - December 25, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Joyce S. Whitaker

March 2, 1928 - December 23, 2017

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Joyce S. Whitaker

March 2, 1928 - December 23, 2017

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Thelbert Price

November 13, 1933 - December 23, 2017

Thelbert Randall "Randy" Price, 84, passed away at his residence in Bracey, VA on Saturday, December 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. Randy is survived by his wife, Anne Price of Bracey, VA; two daughters, Carolyn Petersen (Maurice Petersen), Kimberly Olson (Jimi Olson), and one step daughter, Cathie Marshall. He has numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Online condolences may be...
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Cloyd Dale Willison

December 29, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Cloyd Dale Willison, 87, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2017.Mr. Willison retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service as a Lieutenant J.G. He was former owner of Bayside Village Day School and loved animals.Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Loretta Juanita Bell Willison; sister Nadine Willis; daughter Melody Witt and husband James; son Robin Willison and wife Shelia;...
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Delores June Little

June 3, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Lee Lee Wells

August 28, 1946 - December 21, 2017

Wyman "Lee" Wells Jr. Lee Wells left his earthly home surrounded by his loving family and best friend, John Hilliard, on December 21, 2017. He was born on August 28th, 1946 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Lee was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Kathy. His wonderful brother in law, Stan Phillips, was also there to welcome him home. Left to cherish his memory are his...
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Ruth Roberts Evans

April 11, 1970 - December 20, 2017

Ruth Roberts Evans, 47, lost her battle with ovarian cancer on December 20, 2017. A Chesapeake native, Ruth was a customer service representative with Optima Health. Survivors include her daughter Ashley Nichole Powers and husband Chris; two granddaughters Abigail and Madelyn Powers; boyfriend and best friend Dale Mason; mother Linda Roberts Devincenzi; 2 brothers Charles and James Roberts; niece...
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Scott Steven Jones

June 22, 1966 - December 17, 2017

Scott Steven Jones, 51, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones.Scott was born on June 22, 1966 in Malden, MA. He was an usher and member of St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church.Survivors include his parents Phyllis Jones and Harvey Jones; his siblings, Cheryl and Peter Whelan; Allan Jones and Mi Hui Kim; and Lorelei Jones; a niece, Danielle Jones and 2...
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Ruth Selvage Causer

September 4, 1929 - December 16, 2017

Ruth S. Causer, 88, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 in Norfolk, VA after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ruth was born in 1929 in Ridgeway, PA to the late John M. Selvage and Bessie Phillips. She was married to the late John A. Causer, Sr and moved to Norfolk, VA with his career in the Navy. Ruth spent many years watching children in her home and later joined the Norfolk...
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Adeline Rose Reardon

December 15, 1931 - December 16, 2017

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

April 27, 1928 - December 13, 2017

Eva Melinda (Addison) Cozzens, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on December 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Marion Edward Cozzens and one son, David Cozzens.Eva was born in Cedar Bluff, Virginia on April 27, 1928 to Thomas Albert Addison and Mary Burnett Addison. She was the 5th of 15 children; 6 brothers and 8 sisters and is survived by 2 of her brothers,...
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William Sudik

July 31, 1953 - December 10, 2017

William "Bill" Sudik, 64, passed away on December 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandson Damian Scholz.Left to cherish his memory are his children: Shane Scholz, Will Sudik, and Keely Sudik; grandchildren: Xavier Sudik and Vincent Scholz; and many extended family members and friends.A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home...
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Rebecca O. Worley

January 5, 1949 - December 10, 2017

Rebecca Osborne Worley "Beck-0", was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 5, 1949, and was the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Osborne. She is preceded in death by both parents. Becky is survived by her daughter Susan Michelle Marasco and two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Victoria Michelle Marasco of Chesapeake, Virginia.Becky was a graduate of the class of 1966 of Maury High School in Norfolk,...
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Howard Smith

February 11, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Howard Smith, 85, passed away peacefully at his home on December 8, 2017. He was a retired manager from Roses Department Stores and Bobs Gun Shop.He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janice Pittman Smith; 4 children, Phil Smith and wife Debbie, Tim Smith and wife Debbie, Bryan Smith and wife Kelly (Bland), Cindy Brown and husband Bill; a sister, Delores Abney and husband Glenn; 9...
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Dorothy Jean Hill

May 18, 1934 - December 6, 2017

Dorothy Jean Hill, 83, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017.Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Grace Krum and 8 siblings. She retired from Civil Service and enjoyed crafts, ceramics, sewing, gardening and playing piano and electric organ. She was Methodist by faith.Survivors include her loving husband, Mark Hill; 3 children Cynthia Roberts and husband John, Gene...
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Minnie Hayes

February 14, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Minnie C. Hayes, 88, passed away on December 6, 2017 at her residence with her children by her side. She was born in Presley, Georgia to the late Luther F. and Maybell Denton Corn. Preceding her in death are her husband Edward (Bill) Hayes, brother Dexter Corn, and sisters Ruth McMillian and Mary Lou Shook. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Penny) Marcum; son James (Jimmy)Hayes (Louise);...
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Latoya Sherisha BRITE

September 20, 1976 - December 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Barbara E. Pickeral

June 12, 1935 - December 2, 2017

Barbara "Bobbie" Elizabeth Pickeral, died on December 2, 2017 in her home in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by her loving family.Bobbie was devoted to her family. Prior to moving to Virginia Beach, she volunteered at the library for the City of Falls Church School System. Her interest included travel, bullfights in Mexico, theater, classes in everything from Spanish to Tai Chi. After moving...
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Roy Christopher Lim

September 2, 2000 - November 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Richard Hubert Edwards,

April 6, 1939 - November 30, 2017

Richard Hubert Edwards, Sr., 78, passed away in Norfolk on Thursday. He is preceded in death by his parents Rennis and Louis Edwards; three sisters, Phyllis Worley, Ann Matson and Nancy Fitch; son, Franklin Robert Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Edwards; son, Richard Edwards, Jr. (Bettie); daughter, Cheryl E. Reyes (Robert); daughter in law, Leslie Edwards;...
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Jerry S. Straney

December 4, 1938 - November 26, 2017

MCPO Jerry S. Straney, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday November 26, 2017. He was born in Radcliff, Kentucky on December 4, 1938. He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Ann Straney. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He proudly served his country in the US Navy for 23 years and retired as a Master Chief. He was an Engineer who worked...
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Donald Ritchie

May 9, 1954 - November 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Michael C. Dussia

February 19, 1953 - November 22, 2017

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Betty Jane Cooper

February 16, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Betty Jane Cooper, 76, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017.Mrs. Cooper was born in Youngstown, Ohio and lived in New York and Chesapeake, Virginia since 1992. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Bertha Mae Lewis, 2 brothers Kenneth and Ronald Lewis.Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Donald Cooper; two daughters Darlene Jackson and husband Tony, and Phyllis Ann Wiggins...
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Wilbert Tull

December 19, 1930 - November 21, 2017

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Neal Vincent Taylor

August 1, 1973 - November 21, 2017

Neal V. Taylor, 44, passed away on November 21, 2017. He was born in Norfolk, VA. Neal loved his children and his family very much. Neal is survived by his wife, Karla Taylor; daughters, Kasey Taylor and Olivia Taylor; granddaughter, Milo Dison; mother, Marcia Blanchard; step-father, Wilber Blanchard; sister, Ruby Treacy; brothers, Bobby Taylor, Jr. and Russell Taylor; and many extended family...
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Keith Milton Austin

February 9, 1969 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Mabel Gilbert Tatem

November 20, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Virginia Beach - Mabel Catherine Tatem, recently of Appomattox, VA, went home to be with her Lord on November 17, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on Nov. 20, 1921 to the late Henry Gilbert and India (Butt) Gilbert. She is also predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John Lewis Tatem; her daughter, Darian Lee (Tatem) Smith; and her two brothers, Benny and John Gilbert.She is survived by her...
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Robert W. Harris

March 1, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Robert W. (Bob) Harris passed away on Friday, November 17th 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Chincoteague, VA on March 1, 1945. He is preceded in death by his Dad, Earl Weldon Harris whom he adored. He is survived by his loving Mother, Elizabeth B. Harris and wife, June McClenny Harris, his five children Lynn Harris Dunbar (Dan) of Durham, NC, Scott Harris (Beth) of...
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Brenda Terry

November 23, 1967 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Nola Dolores Davis

August 4, 1934 - November 16, 2017

Nola Delores (Flanders) Davis, 83, was called by her lord and savior to join her beloved Donald on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was a gentle soul, who loved reading her Bible, enjoyed watching the Andy Griffith show, and took delight in dining out with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Cheatham and Nola (Drake) Flanders, her brother Edward Flanders, and the love...
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Johnny L. Buckner

December 14, 1956 - November 16, 2017

Johnny L. Buckner, 60, passed away on November 16, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born on December 14, 1956 to Daniel L. and Bessie L. Buckner in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is predeceased by his mother, Bessie L. Buckner.Johnny did everything with great enthusiasm and heart. He was a loyal and devoted son, brother and husband. He shared his love of life with all those close to...
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Romeo Soronio Bombase

July 10, 1939 - November 10, 2017

Romeo Soronio Bombase, 78, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. Romeo was born on July 10, 1939, in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He served in US Coast Guard retiring after 32 years. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Modesta A. Bombase.Romeo will be missed by his two sons, Roland A. Bombase and his wife Amanda of Mountain Home, ID; Randy A....
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Edith A. NICHOLAS

April 9, 1913 - November 9, 2017

Edith Allen Webber Nicholas, age 104, passed away Thursday November 9th, 2017 at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach, VA. Edith was born April 9th, 1913 to John and Florence Allen in Henderson, NC. She graduated from Henderson High School in 1931, and in 1935 she received her nursing degree from Norfolk General Hospital.Edith worked at Norfolk General Hospital before working at the the...
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Carletta Ann Curling

September 21, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Carletta Ann Curling, 71, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017. Mrs. Curling was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Curling, a daughter Arlene Marie Curling and a sister-in-law Darlene Wellington. She retired as a secretary for Chesapeake Public Schools after 30 years of service and was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Portsmouth. Survivors include a daughter Amy Curling and...
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Robert Earl Masengill

May 25, 1930 - November 5, 2017

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

December 2, 1949 - November 5, 2017

Carol Ann Kulikowski, 67 passed away unexpectedly on November 5, 2017.Mrs. Kulikowski was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 2, 1949. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest Hazelwood and Barbara Niles, her husband Jack Kulikowski and brother Ronald Niles. She was a successful co-owner of a thriving nightclub on The Peninsula for more than 25 years. Carol Ann loved her family...
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Patrick Michael Cochrane

November 28, 1969 - November 1, 2017

Patrick Michael Cochrane, 47, passed away in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, November 01, 2017. Pat was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late James and Anna Cochrane. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Keith and Ronald Cochrane. He owned his own auto mechanic shop in Norfolk and when he wasn't working he was a devoted family man. Pat had a very lively personality and everybody who met him loved...
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Shirley Ann Koellner

January 22, 1937 - October 31, 2017

Shirley Ann Koellner, 80, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Virginia Beach. She was born in Brighton, England to the late William and Gladys Read. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, and her sister Violet Johnson. Shirley was a professional ice skater in her youth. She worked in the Accounting Department at Allied Chemical in NJ. As a native of England, she loved her beloved...
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Caroline Amy Long

September 6, 1947 - October 31, 2017

Caroline "Carol" Amy Long, age 70, passed away on October 31, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 6, 1947, she grew up in the Washington, DC area, graduating from Albert Einstein High School in 1967. She met her husband, Robert "Bob" Long, while working as a nurse's aide at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Shortly after their wedding, the couple relocated to Virginia Beach,...
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Charles Kenneth Willett

July 12, 1931 - October 29, 2017

Ken Willett, of Virginia Beach, passed away Sunday, October 29th, after a brief illness. Mr. Willett had a distinguished career as a manager and engineer with Western-Electric Company (later Lucent Technologies). He was 86 years old. Ken grew up in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating from St. Gregory's High School of Shawnee, OK in 1949, he served an enlistment in the United States Navy, then...
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Alva Dorothy Dowe

April 3, 1930 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Loreto Abad Escobar

December 10, 1945 - October 24, 2017

Chesapeake - In the early hours of October 24, 2017, Loreto Abad Escobar, 71, of Chesapeake VA went home to the Lord after a courageous 3-year battle with lung and bile duct cancer. He was in his home with his wife and daughter. He was a kind-hearted, funny, caring, and generous husband, father, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.Loreto had a humble beginning in Manila Philippines. He...
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Mabel Jane Couch

November 28, 1933 - October 22, 2017

Mabel Jane Couch, 83, passed away on October 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 28, 1933 to the late Roy and Hilda Colpean. Also preceding her in death was her beloved husband of 54 years, Myrl Lee Couch.Mabel was a Navy wife and she made many friendships throughout her husband's military career. She was a homemaker and her family was her life. She loved her...
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John M. Angove

December 23, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Linda Ann Asperin

March 9, 1947 - October 18, 2017

Virginia Beach - Linda Ann Asperin, 70, passed away on Oct. 18, 2017. She was born on March 9, 1947 in Baltimore, MD. She was a member of Discovery Church. Mrs. Asperin devoted her life to caring for her family and friends.She is preceded in death by her father, William Taylor; mother, Elizabeth Williams; step-father, Kenneth Williams; sister, Sylvia Cichocki and husband Joseph. Left to...
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Quintin Caragan

October 31, 1942 - October 17, 2017

Quintin Domantay Caragan, 74, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017.Quintin was born in Malasiqui, Pangasinan Philippines. He was preceded in death by his parents Benigno Macaranas Caragan and Manuela Masiglat Domantay Caragan and his siblings Primitiva Caragan, Amado Caragan, Florencio Caragan, Ernesto Caragan and Lucia Santillan. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty...
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Florence Moore Vick

August 24, 1921 - October 17, 2017

Virginia Beach - Florence passed away peacefully on Tues. Oct. 17, 2017. She was born in Princess Anne County on Aug. 24, 1921 to the late Walter J. Moore Sr. and Thelma Moore, who owned Moore's Dairy Farm on Newtown Rd, VA Beach.Florence was married to Albert White Vick Sr., they had two son's Albert Jr. and Richard Vick. She joins them all to live in the light of the Lord. She was also...
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James A. Harrell,

December 6, 1927 - October 14, 2017

James A. Harrell, Jr., 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. Jim was born December 6, 1927 in Norfolk, Virginia. Jim served in the Army in WWII with the 127th Airborne Division as a Parachutist in Sendai, Japan. After the war, Jim met his beautiful bride, Marjorie Ann, and the two were married April 18, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. Jim began...
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Theresa Ann Herbert

September 18, 1943 - October 12, 2017

Theresa Ann Herbert, age 74, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on Thursday October 12, 2017. Theresa was born September 18, 1943 to the late Anthony and Mary Vecchi in Brooklyn, New York. Theresa married the love of her life Roger Guy Herbert Sr., on July 11, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York.She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, The Boys and Girls Scouts of America, Otis Air...
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Sue S. Harris

December 25, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Sue S. Harris, 81, passed away on October 5, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Just a few words that describe you.Soft.Gentle.Wonderful.Sweet.Pretty.Classy.Loving.Angel.Warm.Kind.Beautiful.Caring. Mom, you are a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma! You will be missed and you are LOVED!You always said, "We made more great memories today!" Well Mom, we made many, many great...
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Carl M. Tignor

May 27, 1924 - October 3, 2017

Carl Tignor went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2017. He was born May 27, 1924 in Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Lucille Beasley Tignor. Carl was the youngest of 10 children and was predeceased by his mother Ida Belle Barnes Tignor, his father George Ryland Tignor, Sr., his six brothers Linwood, Clarence, Wilbur, Aubrey, George, and Joseph as...
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John Duane Densmore,

April 27, 1936 - September 30, 2017

John Duane Densmore, Jr., 81, passed away on September 30, 2017.A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park with The Rev. Adam Frye officiating and Full Military Honors.
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Mildred Louise Olenik

June 6, 1921 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Irene E. Ward

November 21, 1923 - September 26, 2017

Irene E. Ward, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, September 26, 2017. Irene was born November 14,1923 to the late George Robert Fields and Irene Barnes Fields. She was preceded in death by her daughter Caroline Lee Ward and her husband John C. Ward, and her nine brothers and sisters. Irene is survived by three step sons, Cal, Randy, and Layne Ward and many nieces and nephews.Irene was a...
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Gerald James Peoples

August 10, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Gerald Peoples, 65, is finally free and in the arms of the Lord as of September 22, 2017. He honorably served in the US Navy for 20 years and retired as Chief. He was always full of life and a ray of light; he brought joy to all who knew him. Gerald was a very generous and loving man who loved his family. Jerry was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.Gerald is survived by his loving and...
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Joyce Jenkins Perger

October 8, 1926 - September 22, 2017

Joyce J. Perger, 90, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1926 to the late Dula and Oitt C. Jenkins in Pageland, SC. Her husband Steve J. Perger preceded her in death. Joyce loved her family and friends very much. She enjoyed playing cards, spending time with the horses and her beloved poodle Andi. She is survived by her daughter Patti J. Perger; sons Steve...
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Ruth Ann Dieffenbach

January 14, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Ruth Ann Dieffenbach, 65, passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2017.Mrs. Dieffenbach was the daughter of the late Earl Cartwright and June Tupts Cartwright. She was preceded in death by four brothers. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and her yard and loved babysitting her grandson.Survivors include her loving husband of forty plus years, George Dieffenbach, a son Michael...
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Delbert Otto Vaughan

March 30, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Delbert O. Vaughan, 83, passed away on September 17, 2017. He was born on March 30, 1934 to the late Fannie and George C. Vaughan in Hertford, North Carolina.His loving wife of 58 years Peggy Ann Vaughn preceded him in death. Delbert was a member of ILA Local 970 of Hampton Roads Shipping Association for 34 years. He was also a retired Union Head Foreman.He is survived by his children, Debbie...
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Larry Carlton Wood

November 24, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Larry C. Wood, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at home with his wife by his side. He was born in Norfolk to the late John H. and Adlee Wood. Also preceding him in death are his eight brothers and sisters.Larry was an avid hunter- and by that, we mean he enjoyed naps in the woods. He belonged to the Blackwater Hunt Club for many years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores...
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Jeanette Ferrell Rose

May 3, 1931 - September 10, 2017

Jeanette Ferrell Rose, 86, passed away peacefully at home on September 10, 2017, in the presence of her beloved family. She was born on May 3, 1931, in Danville, VA, a daughter of the late Henry K. Ferrell, Sr. and the late Rosa Eastwood Ferrell.Jeanette was employed by Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company in Richmond until she married Winston Wallace Rose in 1961 and moved to Virginia...
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Joan F. Murphy

December 27, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Joan F. Murphy

December 27, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Joan F. Murphy, 81, passed away on September 9, 2017. She was born on December 27, 1935 to the late Hilda V. and William E. Harper in Norfolk, Virginia.Our mother is survived by daughters, Victoria L. Frazier, Tamra J. Brunson and her grandchildren, Jeremy Frazier, James Frazier, Joshua Brunson, Matthew Attanucci and great granddaughter Lily Grace Brunson. Joan is also survived by her loving...
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Ronald Alexander Shaddix

May 21, 1944 - September 8, 2017

Ronald Alexander Shaddix, 73, passed away in Chesapeake on Friday, September 8, 2017. Ron was born in Anniston, AL to the late Sardis and Bertha Shaddix. He retired after 25 years in the US Navy as a musician. He later worked for the Newport News Education System by educating children with special needs. Ron's love of music enabled him to become the Minister of Music with Lee Memorial Baptist...
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Maebelle Lowery

April 21, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Maebelle Lowery, 90, passed away on August 30, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1927 to the late Plummer and Nolar Hunt in Lumberton, North Carolina.Maebelle was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church and the Christian Women's Club.She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years Melton Lowery; sons Anthony Lowery and his wife Maggie; and Buren Lowery and his wife Kathline; brothers James Hunt...
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Calvin Leroy Brown, Sr.

July 7, 1947 - August 30, 2017

Calvin Leroy Brown, Sr. was born in Richmond, VA on July 7, 1947. He died after a brief illness on August 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Jean Harris Brown; his parents, Calvin Brown and Dora Ball; stepdad, James Ball; brothers, George and Curtis Brown; father and mother-in-law, Joseph L.A. Harris, Jr. and Pauline Harris; and sister-in-law, Jeraldine Harris...
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Eunice Marie Parks

October 22, 1931 - August 28, 2017

Eunice Marie Parks, 85, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 28, 2017 at her home. She as born in Virginia to the late Linwood and Annie Mae Cook. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Frank Parks, and brothers, Eugene and Frank Cook.Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lynette Graeff and Timothy Parks, Sr. (Janet); grandchildren, Courtney Cabrera, Tim Parks, Jr.,...
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Ada Margaret Bradshaw

June 25, 1932 - August 27, 2017

Ada Clegg Bradshaw, 85, loving mother, sister, spouse, and friend, passed away August 27, 2017. Born Ada Margaret Clegg in Baltimore, Maryland, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia as a young child and resided in Virginia Beach for most of her adult life. A graduate of Maury High School, she retired as a Deputy Clerk with the Virginia Beach General District Court. She was predeceased by her parents,...
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Joseph J. Huban

September 20, 1962 - August 24, 2017

Joseph Jacob Huban, 54, of Norfolk, VA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Joe was the third son of the late Johnnie W. P. Huban and Frances A. (Leach) Huban, born on September 20, 1962 at Norfolk Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. He is survived by his daughter Stephanie N. (Webb) Taylor of Benton, AR; and grandchildren Tristen and Nora Taylor. Joseph had three brothers, John P. Huban ...
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Quintin H. Reitzel

July 9, 1931 - August 22, 2017

Quintin Hausman Reitzel, 86, passed away peacefully at his residence with his family by his side. Quintin was born in Weston, West Virginia to the late William and Matilda Reitzel. He retired from the US Navy after 32 years of service. Highly regarded for his musical talent, he was the Navy Band Master along with the registrar for the music school at Little Creek at the end of his career while...
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Nepthali Cuerpo Malaki

May 8, 1965 - August 20, 2017

Nepthali C. Malaki, 52, passed away on August 20, 2017. He was born on May 8, 1965 in the Cavite City, Philippines.Nepthali was a member of Oceana Chapel and St. Luke's Methodist Church, Holland Rd.He is survived by his parents Leoncio D. and Ligaya Cuerpo Malaki; siblings Laarni M. Gamboa and her husband Emmanuel; Nathanael C. Malaki; and Hebron C. Malaki; his uncles Antonio Cuerpo (Dolor);...
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Charles FLOYD, Jr.

December 30, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Charles Floyd, Jr., 87, passed away in Norfolk on Sunday. Floyd was born in Fairbanks, PA to the late Charles and Carrie Floyd. He is predeceased by his wife, Deloris Floyd as well. Floyd retired from the US Navy with 22 years of service. He later worked for Newport News Shipyard and Moon's Engineering. He was also a member of the Mason's as well. Floyd was the life of the party and true...
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Robert C. Harris

November 10, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Robert C. "Bobby" Harris, 87, passed away on August 16, 2017 with his loving family by his side. You Always Told Us "See You Later" Never Say Good Bye.So We Will "See You Later".He was born on November 10, 1929 to the late John William Harris and Grace Elizabeth Hogge Harris in Gloucester, Virginia.Bobby was a Master Plumber and owner of Bob Harris and Sons Plumbing and Heating Home Service...
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Linwood Heffington, Jr.

January 3, 1967 - August 15, 2017

Linwood Leon Heffington, Jr. lost his fight with cancer on August 15, 2017 at the age of 50. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Linwood Leon Heffington, Sr. and Dorothy "Dot" Heffington (Adams); his wife Michele Heffington, son Blake Heffington, and daughter Cassie Bandalos; sisters Sandra Losavio (Sal), Judy Partin (Bill), Susan George (Paul), nieces and nephews -Valerie,...
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Phyllis Cannon

October 31, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Sawyer Hayward Vincent, Jr.

March 3, 1944 - August 15, 2017

Sawyer Hayward Vincent, Jr., 73 passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017.A native of New Orleans, LA, Mr. Vincent graduated from Dela Salle High School in New Orleans.He served as Captain in the U.S.A.F. receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He flew the F-4 Phantom for more than three hundred and thirty-three combat missions with the 555th "Triple Nickel"...
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Donna Matzen Faison

March 28, 1949 - August 13, 2017

Virginia Beach - Donna Marie Matzen Faison, 68, passed away on Aug. 13, 2017. She was born March 28, 1949 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Andrew Matzen and Treva Matzen Hufford. Life was never about Donna, it was always about everyone else as she selflessly gave to others. She was an avid supporter of Veterans and actively helped with many of their organizations and reunions. Left to cherish her...
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Gregory Lee Adams

September 10, 1969 - August 11, 2017

Gregory Lee "Gregg" Adams, 47, of Portsmouth, VA passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017.Gregg was born in North Carolina but had lived in many locations including Germany and Republic of Panama. A Human Resources Generalist, he was employed with the City of Chesapeake, where his co-workers were like family. He had also worked with First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach and Volvo Penta...
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Edith F. HEPLER

August 21, 1920 - August 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Memorial Park.
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William Lawrence Cooksey

July 14, 1950 - August 7, 2017

William "Bill" Lawrence Cooksey, 67, passed away on Monday in Virginia Beach. Bill was born in Norfolk, VA to the late William and Joan Cooksey. He was predeceased as well by his sister, Suzanne. Bill was a surveyor with Gallup Surveyor's and Engineers throughout his life. When he wasn't working he was devoting his time to his family. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Cooksey; daughter,...
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