Our Obituaries

Carl A. Krusiec

January 20, 1948 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Ellen F. Renn

February 16, 1962 - September 10, 2017

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507Phone: (757) 625-6763 www.sacredheartnorfolk.org
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Earl Dudley Moore

February 27, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Earl Dudley Moore, 94 passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. Earl was born and raised in the Park View section of Portsmouth, VA. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and he enjoyed a long career in the automobile industry, retiring from Don Comer Ford as Chief Financial Officer. Earl was a long standing member of the Chesapeake Athletic Club and the Accountants Club. He...
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Theodore Earl Dearden

January 30, 1947 - September 1, 2017

Theodore Earl (Nick) Dearden, II; passed away at his home on Friday, September 1, 2017. Nick was born on January 30, 1947 in Scranton, PA. After completing high school in Virginia Beach at Princess Anne, Nick went to Old Dominion University for two years. He then went on to work in the grocery business for Food Fair, then with Hostess, and ultimately purchasing his own Little Debbie franchise....
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Christopher Jack Shipley

July 31, 2017 - August 22, 2017

Christopher Jack Shipley passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017. Christopher was born on July 31, 2017 in Portsmouth, Virginia to his loving parents Steven Thomas Shipley and Michelle Lynn Shipley. Also surviving are his grandparents Mark and Paula Crawford, and Tom and Joyce Shipley, Uncle Andrew Shipley, Aunt Kellie Crawford, Aunt Laura Merron and Uncle Sean Merron and Christopher's...
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Aaron Miles Collier

February 7, 1994 - August 16, 2017

Aaron Miles Collier, 23, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2017.A native of Virginia Beach Aaron was a free spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, snowboarding, camping, fishing and the beach.Aaron was preceded in death by his grandmother Deborah Cardone and grandfather Taylor H. Montgomery.Survivors include his mother Donna Collier Murray and husband Kevin; his...
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Conni Milly Cecil

October 24, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Denise Lynn Bolinsky

May 18, 1958 - August 8, 2017

Denise Lynn Moyer Bolinsky, 59, born 5-18-58 to Benny and Anita Moyer in Allentown, PA. She leaves behind her husband, Anthony Bolinsky. Denise was a kind hearted loving woman. Her smile would brighten up any room. Her laughter could echo down a hall. She was passionate about friends, family and animals. She was loved and truly will be missed.A memorial service will be conducted at 4pm,...
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Buford Eugene Devor

May 6, 1937 - August 7, 2017

Norfolk - Buford E. Devor, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Aug. 7, 2017. Born in Bluefield, VA, Buford was a long-time resident of Norfolk, dedicating 26 years of his life to serving the community as a member of the Norfolk Police Dept. where he retired as a sergeant. He also worked in security for 14 years at DePaul Medical Center. In 1962 Buford met...
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Shahin Maaref

January 4, 1966 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Rommie Clark Miller

March 22, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Rommie Clark Miller, 75, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017.A native of Charleston, WV, Mr. Miller resided in Virginia Beach since the early 1960's . He retired from automotive sales and management after forty years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an avid golfer, pool player and enjoyed playing basketball in his earlier years. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his...
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Ruby McKissick Pritchett

November 7, 1919 - July 29, 2017

Ruby McKissick Pritchett, 97, passed away on Sat., July 29, 2017 at home. She was the widow of William Walton Pritchett Sr. They shared 42 years of marriage.Born and raised in Blackstone, VA, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rebecca McKissick, and was a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother.She was a long-time member of Coleman Place Presbyterian Church and current member of Providence...
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Tommie Louise HARDEN

September 1, 1927 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Melba Subido Epi

January 20, 1926 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Roy Clarence Shipley,

September 29, 1951 - July 21, 2017

Roy C. Shipley, Jr., 65, passed away on July 21, 2017 after a very short illness. He was a retired Norfolk Police Sergeant, proudly serving his community for over 32 years. He was an avid shooter of guns and a photographer.Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Suzanne; his daughters, Allison and her husband, Alex Niepraschk, and Andrea Shipley; and three grandchildren, Laney,...
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Elizabeth B. Bowman

January 28, 1922 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Brenda Joyce Strickland

January 6, 1947 - July 15, 2017

Chesapeake - Brenda Joyce Strickland, 70, passed away July 15, 2017. She was born on Jan. 6, 1947 in Norfolk, VA to the late Milton Bogue and Maebelle White. Brenda was a 1965 graduate of Norview High School. She worked as the office manager of Belfor retiring after 24 years. Family was everything to Brenda. She most enjoyed her time spent with them.She is preceded in death by her brother,...
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Phyllis D. Musselman

March 5, 1949 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Mary E. Anderson

August 28, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Terry A. Webster,

January 27, 1947 - July 4, 2017

Terry A. Webster, Jr., 70, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on January 27, 1947 to the late Rebecca K. and Terry A. Webster Sr., in Winchester, VA.Mr. Webster served in the U.S. Navy and was a Special Education Teacher Assistant for Norfolk Public Schools.He is survived by his wife Sharon Webster; brother Rodger David Webster; and sister Kathy Kitts.A Memorial Service will be held on...
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Janet Williams Nixon

September 19, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Janet W. Nixon, 86, went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 4, 2017. She was born in Wanchese, NC on September 19, 1930 to the late Gage and Florine Williams. Also preceding her in death are her brother, Valton Williams, and son, William R. Nixon, Jr.Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, William R. Nixon, Sr.; son, Douglas Nixon and his wife, Jackie; stepdaughter, Lani Hill;...
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Nelle M. Moulton

April 27, 1917 - June 25, 2017

Nelle Hamilton Moulton, 100, passed away on June 25, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA. S he was a native of Summersville, WV. She was a volunteer for 30 years at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mary Hamilton, three sisters, and by her husband, James W. Moulton.Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jeanne Moulton Bennett and her...
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Eileen Ruth Burnett

August 23, 1935 - June 21, 2017

Eileen Ryan Burnett, 81, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017. She was born August 23, 1935 to the late Alphonsus and Christine Ryan. Also preceding her in death is her loving husband, Clyde H. Burnett, Jr.Eileen was a faithful member and volunteer of Ascension Catholic Church, where she enjoyed utilizing her artistic talents. Throughout her life she worked to better the lives of those around...
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Dorothy Lucye Peay

May 10, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Dorothy L. Peay, 87, passed away Friday evening in Chesapeake. Dorothy was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC to the late Garnette Pugh. She is predeceased as well by her husband, Joe Peay. Throughout her life she was a hairdresser and eventually owned her own shop. Dorothy was also a member of the ESA International Alpha Xi chapter. She is survived by her daughters, Vivian White and husband, Michael...
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Earl Arthur Ruby,

August 6, 1936 - June 13, 2017

AVCM Earl Arthur Ruby, Sr., USN Ret., passed away on June 13, 2017.Master Chief Ruby was born August 6th, 1936 in McAllen, Texas to William and Vera Ruby. He retired as Command Master Chief Petty Officer after thirty years of service. He was a member of the Ocean View Masonic Lodge, No. 335.He was predeceased by his son Raymond Scott Ruby.Survivors include his wife Marlena R. Ruby, children Earl...
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Yongsun Kim

December 24, 1926 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Alutamae H. Nix Driggers

May 31, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Louise Hotak Draeger

September 5, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Henry Kay Dean

December 19, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Virginia Beach - Henry Dean, 81, passed away June 3, 2017 with his loving wife, Patsye Washburn and son, Kelly Washburn by his side. He is also survived by sons, Keith and Kevin Washburn; relatives, Eddie and Elizabeth Taylor; 1 brother, and two sisters. He was born Dec. 19, 1935 in Nickelsville, VA. He proudly served his country for 26 years in the US Navy, retiring as a Senior Chief. A private...
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Earl Demas Brown

November 29, 1956 - May 29, 2017

Earl D. Brown, 60, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 29, 2017. Earl was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Floyd and Julia Brown. He worked with Analytic Stress as a technician. In his spare time he was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Earl had a passion for music and loved working with electronics. He was a happy go lucky kinda fella. He loved...
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Dink Whisonant Thompson

June 23, 1917 - May 27, 2017

Dink Thompson, age 99 of Virginia Beach, VA passed away on May 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father and sister. She is survived by her daughter.Dink was born in Alabama, but grew up in Tallapoosa, GA. She worked for AT&T, Southern Bell, The Department of the Navy and was the Pastor's Secretary at Cooper River Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. The family...
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Paul Lawrence Kemp

April 29, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Paul Lawrence Kemp, 65, passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Jackson, MS. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Gibson.Paul was a 24-year veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Persian Gulf War. He retired as an E7, after which he began his second career as a ship store procurement specialist with the NEX Command at the Little Creek Naval Base. In 2005 he graduated from Saint...
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David William Cutchin

March 10, 1930 - May 25, 2017

Norfolk - David W. ("Bill") Cutchin died suddenly of cardiac arrest on May 25, 2017, while holding hands with his wife of 60 years, Ruby Cutchin. Bill was born in Norfolk on March 10, 1930, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War Conflict. He retired from the Norfolk NARF after 30 years, where he worked as a hydraulic mechanic and on aircraft wings, his favorite being the F-14. ...
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Donald Edward Hicks

December 31, 1921 - May 22, 2017

HICKS, DONALD EDWARD95; passed suddenly but peacefully, May 22, 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA with his daughter Pamela by his side. Don was born 12/31/1921 in Detroit to John (Jack) and Lillie Sleep Hicks, the youngest of four brothers, all departed. He had started his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at Ford Motor Co when WWII broke out. He joined the army and became a sea rescue PBY pilot,...
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Dale Nelson Williams

November 24, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Dale Nelson Williams, 74, passed away on May 15, 2017. A Norfolk native, Mr. Williams was a founding member of Kappa Alpha Chapter and graduate at Old Dominion University. He was a past President of the Tidewater Kennel Club, a member of the Dive & Rescue Team in Okinawa, Japan, and served as a Captain in the U.S.A.F. and was a self employed insurance appraiser.Survivors include his loving...
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Elisha Jackson Evans,

September 10, 1929 - May 13, 2017

VA Beach - Elisha Jackson Evans Jr., 87, went home to the Good Lord on May 13th, 2017. Elisha was born in Princess Anne County, VA, the son of Elisha Jackson Evans Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Hewitt Evans. He attended Kempsville Elementary and High Schools, graduating from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA. Elisha served 30 years in the United States Army and Reserves, retiring with...
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Yvonne Agnes Dennis

June 24, 1940 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Hazel Hodges Bauernfeind

July 18, 1924 - May 6, 2017

Hazel Hodges Duke Bauernfeind, 92, passed away on May 6, 2017. She was born in Falkville, Alabama to the late Merritt and Mamie Hodges. She is predeceased by her first husband, Curtis Duke; and her son, David Duke.Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joseph Bauernfeind; daughter, Carol Linhos and her husband Bruce of Lawrence, KS; daughter-in-law, Cathy Duke of Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and...
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Tyler Daniel Wright

July 30, 1996 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Otis L. Tatem

December 13, 1920 - May 2, 2017

Otis L. Tatem, 96, passed away on May 2, 2017. He was born on December 13, 1920 to the late James and Annie Brothers Tatem in Princess Anne County, VA. He served his country in the United States Navy in Normandy during World War II. On January 28, 1955, he made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. His life would be forever changed. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Leona M. Tatem; sister,...
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Cherie Joy Spataro

July 20, 1989 - April 29, 2017

Cherie Joy Spataro, 27, passed away on April 29 in Virginia Beach. She is survived by her parents, John and Melinda Spataro; sisters, Maria Alicia Spataro and Rebecca Encia Spataro. Cherie was born in the Philippines and moved into the area and graduated from College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later worked for IMS Gear Virginia, INC. She loved spending time in the...
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Eunice Everett Irby

September 14, 1925 - April 28, 2017

Eunice Everett Irby, 91, passed away on April 28, 2017.Mrs. Irby was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Dean Lesley Irby. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.Survivors include three children, Paul Irby, Diana Hensley and husband Ralph Hensley, Jr., Cindy McHugh and husband Woody; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.A...
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Carol Vergene DeRolf

November 27, 1933 - April 7, 2017

Carol DeRolf was born in Kearney, Neb. on November 27, 1933 to Vern and Rosie Binderup and passed away on April 7, 2017. Mrs. DeRolf was a graduate of Kearney High School and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She was an enthusiastic instructor at O.D.U. and elsewhere. She will be missed. Mrs. DeRolf was preceded in death by her husband John and son Jack.Survivors include her sons Dirk and...
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Walter Vincent Hogan

February 3, 1930 - April 1, 2017

CDR Walter Vincent Hogan, USN, Ret., 87, passed away April 1, 2017.CDR Hogan was born in White Plains, NY. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received degrees from Naval Postgraduate School and George Washington University.CDR Hogan was a Naval Aviator in the E-2C Hawkeye, serving as Commanding Officer of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122), with shipboard deployments...
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Eugene Matthew Kennedy

May 26, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Virginia Beach - Eugene "Gene" Matthew Kennedy died peacefully March 30, 2017. He was born May 26, 1929 in Huron, SD.His parents, Frank and Laura Kennedy; sister, Lois; and loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy Kennedy, predeceased Gene. He is survived by his brother, Jack (Helen); children, Nadene, Michele (Fred Hauck), and Mark and Barbara Kennedy; and grandsons, Benjamin (Jessica Pentland) and...
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Isom Jack Rawson

November 4, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Hank Anthony Williams

November 7, 1982 - March 16, 2017

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Soledad Palmes Elgar

November 13, 1921 - March 14, 2017

Virginia Beach - Soledad Palmes Elgar, 95, passed away March 14, 2017. She was a parishioner of St. Gregory Catholic Church and devoted her life to caring for her family. She is preceded in death by son, Nonito Elgar; great-granddaughter, Kyla Guanzon; and siblings, Marcelina, Angel, Filomena, Mariano, and Antonino.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mercia Guanzon and her husband Ruben...
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Robert L. Quinn

August 27, 1935 - March 9, 2017

Robert L. Quinn, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Born in South Norfolk, Bob was an Eagle Scout, athlete and 1954 graduate of Norview High School. He lived the last thirty years in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach. Bob was predeceased in death by his wife of 48 years, Katherine H. Quinn, his parents Corrie Louise Johnson and Earl Vincent Quinn, and his stepfather Hosea Eldridge...
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Joan Kathleen Lapera

August 24, 1931 - March 4, 2017

Joan Kathleen Lapera, 85, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017.Mrs. Lapera was born in Jamaica, New York and resided in Virginia Beach since 2006. She was a secretary with Avis Car Rental in New York for thirty years and in Virginia Beach for five years. She was a member of St. Mathews Catholic Church.Survivors include a daughter Kim Isidore and husband Guy; a grandson Luke and a sister Nancy...
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Donna M. Robinson

March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Albert Henry LaChance

July 3, 1947 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Shirley Pearl Lambourne

May 8, 1925 - February 19, 2017

Shirley Pearl Lambourne (Herzog) 91, passed away on Sunday morning, February 19, 2017 at her home in Virginia Beach surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Shirley was born on May 8, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George and Katherine Herzog. She had 3 brothers; George James, Robert William "Bill", and Donald LaVark. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1948...
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William Justin Olsen

August 2, 1924 - February 16, 2017

William Justin Olsen passed away on February 16, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1924 in Norfolk, VA to the late Hamilton Justin Olsen and Dorothy Belle Stanley Olsen. Also preceding him in death was his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Eleanore Lake Olsen.He was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1942, and he attended the Norfolk division of the College of William & Mary. He...
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Jon Daniel Aussey

August 6, 1942 - February 16, 2017

Jon Daniel Aussey, 74, passed away early Thursday in Virginia Beach. Jon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Eldie Lagoo and Margaret Lowe. He is also predeceased by his son, Shawn Aussey. Jon was retired US Navy Master Chief with 27 years of service; with most of his service dedicated to working on Submarines. Jon Served on the USS Simon Bolivar, USS Casimir Pulaski, and USS Robert E...
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Sandra Kay Moseley

January 6, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Sandra Kay Moseley, 78, passed peacefully at home with her loving daughter by her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. On February 13, 2017, she went to be with her Heavenly Father and loved-ones that preceded her in death including her parents, William and Letha Martin and her daughter, Sheryl Kay Moseley.Left to cherish Sandra's memory are her husband of 56 years, Leo O. Moseley; her...
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Richard Luther Miles Shibley

January 9, 1925 - February 4, 2017

Virginia Beach - Rev. Richard Luther Miles Shibley passed away Feb. 4, 2017. He was born Jan. 9, 1925 in Akron, OH to the late Karl J. and Eleanor (Miles) Shibley. He served a short time in the Marines and then joined the Army where he became a Paratrooper and a Veteran of WWII, E.T.O. He was a mechanical engineer at Cooper Industries, OH. During that time, he was a member of many local...
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Gemma Verdicchio Aguilar

January 30, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Gemma Verdicchio Aguilar, 94, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017.Mrs. Aguilar was born in Caserta, Italy in 1923. She was a graduate of the University of Naples majoring in language. She taught English and French to Italian students during World War II. She served as a translator with The Allied Forces in the Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. In 1947 she met Master Sergeant Robert Aguilar...
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Patricia McGonnell Gearhart

January 21, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Misa Saito Dunning

February 18, 1926 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Harry Bill Ervin

August 4, 1930 - January 12, 2017

Harry Bill Ervin, 86, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2017. Mr. Ervin, born in Keyser, West Virginia on August 4, 1930, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Ervin, Sr. He graduated from Keyser High School in 1948 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. After thirty years of service in the Naval Submarine Force, Mr. Ervin retired as a Chief Petty Officer and began a second...
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Dora Lee McLawhorn

September 26, 1935 - January 11, 2017

Dora Lee McLawhorn, 81, passed away in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born in North Carolina to the late George and Ida Mae Merritt. She was also predeceased by her husband, Bob McLawhorn; son, Timothy Charles McLawhorn; siblings, James Merritt and Nita Overton. Dora was a compassionate and loving soul who ran, "Dora's Adult Care Home." When she wasn't caring for others...
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Susan V. Clevenger

January 13, 1945 - January 7, 2017

Susan Virginia Clevenger, 71, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, VA, passed from her earthly home into her heavenly home in the early hours of January 7th, 2017. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Walter (Bill). She is also preceded in death by her brother Steven St.Pierre, her parents Francois Xavior St.Pierre, Jr. and Clara Virginia Thibeault, and step-father Axel E. Storm....
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Vivencio V. Ortega

January 13, 1934 - January 1, 2017

Vivencio V. Ortega, 82, of Virginia Beach, passed away on January 1, 2017 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1934 in Santa Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines to the late Isaac and Emiliana Ortega. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years Norma T. Ortega.Ven was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle whose love and loyalty for his family and friends,...
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Juliana Sambo Equitan

February 7, 1922 - December 28, 2016

Juliana Sambo Equitan, 94, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2016.Mrs. Equitan was born in the Philippines and resided in Virginia Beach for many years. She was a former teacher and member of Ascension Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Equitan and a son Bernardo Equitan.Survivors include four children, Benjamin Equitan, Jr., Evelyn Porter, Myrna Equitan and...
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Elmer Lee Hettrick

December 22, 1922 - December 28, 2016

Elmer Lee Hettrick was born in South Norfolk, Virginia on December 22, 1922 and peacefully passed away in Norfolk, Virginia on December 28, 2016 at the age of 94.Mr. Hettrick served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as a bombardier aboard a PBY Catalina amphibious aircraft. He fought battles of Midway, Coral Sea, and Guadalcanal. He later became an Electronic Mechanic, worked at the Naval Air Station in...
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Donald James Crago

June 24, 1940 - December 24, 2016

Donald James Crago, 76, passed away on December 24, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born June 24, 1940, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to the late James A. and Anne L. (Bodner) Crago. Raised in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Hempfield Area Senior High School in 1958. Don was a US Navy veteran who served his country from 1958 to 1968, during the Vietnam War. After his service,...
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William Horace Freeman

May 24, 1932 - December 22, 2016

William "Bill" Freeman, 84, passed away at home on December 22, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Bill retired from the U.S. Navy after proudly serving for 24 years. He also retired from the Virginia Employment Commission after 18 years of service. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 166 and the Sunshine Club at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bill enjoyed camping,...
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Richard Leopold Naujoks

November 4, 1926 - December 7, 2016

Virginia Beach - Chief Petty Officer Richard L. Naujoks, USN (Ret.), 90, departed this world at his Kempsville home on Dec. 7, 2016 with his family at his side. Curly was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born on Nov. 4, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to the late Fredrick Leopold and Helen Michaelis Naujoks.In 1944, at the age of 17, Curly left the farm to join the US...
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Jane Davis Collins

August 24, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Jane Davis Collins, 91, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2016. She was a native of Newport News and was predeceased by her parents, John E. Davis, Sr. and Helen Gould Davis, her loving husband Stanley J. Collins, two brothers John and Carroll Davis, and a granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth King.She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia C. Nowitzky, six grandchildren, Michael J. Nowitzky, Eric...
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Dorothy P. Vann

March 2, 1925 - December 4, 2016

Virginia Beach - Dorothy Puffenbarger Vann "Puffy," 91, passed away on Dec. 4, 2016 in Waynesboro, VA. She was born to Josiah and Lucy Puffenbarger in Blue Grass, VA on March 2, 1925. She worked civil service retiring from Naval Station Norfolk. Mrs. Vann was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Vann.Left to cherish her memory are...
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Anthony J. Pezzella,

September 18, 1953 - December 3, 2016

Anthony "Tony" J. Pezzella III, 63, passed away on December 3, 2016. Tony was born on September 18, 1953 to Anthony J. Pezzella Jr., and Nancy M. Pezzella in Norfolk, VA. His mother preceded him in death.Tony was the Director of Scheduling Resources for ECPI University. He graduated from Lake Taylor High School, earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from ODU and his Masters of Arts in...
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Thomas Owen Smathers

August 23, 1935 - December 2, 2016

Thomas Owen Smathers, 81, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016, in the comfort of his home where he had resided for forty-three years. Tom answered God's call to join him in Heaven where there is peace. Tom was the son of the late Wynelle Rowland and Francis Willard Smathers. He was also predeceased by his beloved son, Christopher Thomas Smathers, last December. Tom is survived by his...
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Archer Barrett Crittenden

March 13, 1938 - November 30, 2016

Virginia Beach - Archer Barrett Crittenden, (AB) age 78, passed away in his home early on Wed., Nov. 30, 2016.Archer B. Crittenden was born on March 13, 1938 to Richard and Elsie Crittenden of Dewitt, VA. The second of four boys, John, Archer, Hugh, and Bill each overcame early hardship to create fulfilling lives for themselves. A man of humble beginnings and an ironclad will, Archer proudly...
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Richard Kent McIntosh

July 25, 1920 - November 26, 2016

Ret'd. Colonel Richard Kent McIntosh, 96, passed away on November 26, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Evalouise McIntosh; his children, Lynne Hool and her husband, Anthony and Richard W. McIntosh; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Ft. Hunt Rd in Alexandria...
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Norman P. Powers,

January 2, 1925 - November 25, 2016

Norman P. Powers, Sr., 91, passed away on November 25, 2016, we said goodbye to our beloved father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Marjorie after 68 years in marriage, his son, Robert, three brothers and his sister. He is survived by his son, Preston and wife Deborah; daughter, Cindy and husband Woody; daughter in law, Toni, along with seven grandchildren...
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Incha Hwang Gray

January 1, 1945 - November 21, 2016

Incha Hwang Gray, 71, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016.Mrs. Gray was born in South Korea and resided in Virginia Beach for many years. Survivors include her loving husband Edward Gray; a son John J. Clinton and a grandchild Kyle Clinton.Service arrangements are pending. Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com
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Kelley Ann Matthews

December 30, 1962 - November 15, 2016

Virginia Beach - Kelley Ann Matthews, 53, passed away Nov. 15, 2016. She was born in San Diego, CA on Dec. 30, 1962 to the late Thomas and Christie Matthews, and was raised in Virginia Beach. Kelley had a sense of wonder and adventure. She enjoyed traveling, biking, and playing volleyball. She loved the ocean and found herself most at home at the beach. Kelley worked for Tek Systems. Left...
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Lewis A. Edwardson

March 12, 1957 - November 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Betty Lee Posey

February 17, 1934 - November 11, 2016

Betty Lee Posey, 82, of Virginia Beach, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2016. She was born February 17, 1934 in Pembroke, Virginia, the daughter of the late Ruben J. Meredith and Clotine Mullins Meredith. Betty was raised in Narrows, Virginia. She is predeceased by her brothers, Jimmy Wayne Meredith and Robert "Bob" Meredith; half-brother's, Dalton & Melvin; and half...
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Dorothy Marshall Kennedy

October 2, 1929 - November 5, 2016

Virginia Beach - Dorothy Marshall Kennedy died peacefully on Nov. 5, 2016 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 2, 1929 in Blunt, South Dakota. Her parents, Margaret and Joseph Marshall; brothers, Francis, Bernie, Ray, and Ken; and sister, Alice predeceased Dorothy. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Eugene M. Kennedy; her sister, Helen Roddewig; brother, Joe...
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Gail Joan Glass

October 3, 1946 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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David Lawrence Simmons

October 13, 1952 - October 30, 2016

David Lawrence Simmons, 64, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2016.David was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Virginia Beach. He was employed with Newport News Shipyard as a Planner 2 for thirty-nine and a half years. He enjoyed Formula One Racing, coffee, his cats, and music was a big part of his life.Survivors include his loving wife of forty-two years Dorothy Louise Simmons; his...
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Charley Orsargos,

January 12, 1929 - October 28, 2016

Charley Orsargos, Jr.Virginia Beach - Charley Orsargos, Jr, 87, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2016. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean Marie Orsargos, and his son, Clifford King Orsargos. After retiring from 20 years of service in the Navy, he closed out his career at Sears. He was a past Worthy Patron of Westminster 99, past worshipful master of Naomi Lodge 87, past Captain of...
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Mary Elizabeth Smith

March 11, 1934 - October 20, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Smith passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016.Mrs. Smith was born in Gates County, NC and resided in Virginia Beach since 1957. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and formerly ran the Salem Grocery Store for many years. She was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda Harp.Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-seven years Lyle "Smitty" Smith; a son...
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Ralph Laucella

March 11, 1928 - October 14, 2016

Ralph Laucella, 88, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. He was born in Long Island City, New York to the late Joseph Laucella and Elizabeth Frascella. He was a an Army Veteran and served in WWII and Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife Anna (Peragine), his children Elizabeth Hanauer (husband Thomas), Maria Irwin ( husband Brian), Joseph Laucella), Margaret Tomaino (...
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Sara M. Lockwood

December 3, 1914 - October 9, 2016

Sara M. Lockwood, aged 101 years old, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Cora Morgan of Seaboard, N.C., her brother Raymond Morgan, her husband John M. Lockwood, Sr. and her daughter Elaine White. She is survived by her Son John M. Lockwood, Jr. and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A graveside service will be...
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Priscilla M. Pollman

August 30, 1934 - October 4, 2016

Priscilla Pollman, 82, of Virginia Beach, passed away on October 4, 2016.Priscilla Marie Pollman (Eldred) was born on August 30, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to "Pete" Alvin Eldred and Martha Turnquist. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Pollman. She is survived by her son, Adam Pollman, his wife Christy, and three grandchildren (Brett, Riley, and Kallie) all of Virginia Beach. She is...
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Melinda De Vera Jones

March 24, 1952 - October 1, 2016

Melinda De Vera Jones, 64, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 1, 2016. She was born on March 24, 1952 in the Philippines. Loved dearly by her husband John; adored by her children Jon, Joanne, Jennifer, Mary Jane and Julian; beloved grandmother to Tyler, Jasmine and Jacob; Caring sister to Meynard, Isagani, Tessie, Annette and Carmina. Melinda was generous, kind and had a giving...
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Juana Ramos Miranda

April 25, 1922 - September 26, 2016

Juana Galao Ramos Miranda, 94, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2016. Mrs. Miranda was born in Baguio City, Philippines. She was preceded in death by her husband Luciano Miranda and three brothers. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fil-Am Bayanihan, UIAT and the Baguio Association.Survivors include a daughter, Nellie P. Navarrete and husband Bruce; three grandchildren Paul E...
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Joni Erma Camarda

April 15, 1936 - September 17, 2016

Our dear Mother passed early Saturday morning on the 17th of September 2016 after a 7-day struggle with pneumonia. At her bedside was her devoted husband of 58 year; her 3 children, Joe, Tony, and Ruth; her daughter-in-law, MaryLou; grandchildren, Sierra and Brandon; and great-grandchildren, Corrina and Alayla. Our poor Mother struggled with Alzheimers the last 12 years of her life with her...
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Juanita S. Kripaitis

August 17, 1928 - September 9, 2016

Virginia Beach - Juanita Kripaitis, 89, went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2016. She is survived by her husband William and her grandchildren, Ryan Collins and Rachel Taormina. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday 9-21-16 at 1pm at the Church of the Ascension. 4853 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA
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Robert C. Keenehan

May 31, 1929 - August 27, 2016

Robert Charles Keenehan, 87, passed away in Virginia Beach on Saturday. Bob was born in Pennsylvania to the late William and Marie Keenehan. Bob retired as an Accountant with Evans Products then went on and started his own Income Tax business. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Keenehan; sons, James R. Keenehan and Michael Keenehan and his wife, Beth; daughters, Patti Bennett and...
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Lawrence Davis,

January 22, 1928 - August 19, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" Davis Jr., passed away on August 19, 2016. He was born on January 22, 1928 to the late Sue and Lawrence Davis Sr., in Norfolk, VA.Larry served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. General Account Ability Office. He is survived by his brother J. Bentley Davis and his wife Carolyn; and two nieces Deborah C. Cox and Susan E. Thompson.A funeral service will be held on...
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William H. Basnight

December 28, 1919 - August 19, 2016

William Harry Basnight, 96, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2016. A lifelong Norfolk native, Mr. Basnight graduated from Maury High School and was a veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Garrett Basnight, his parents and six siblings. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather - PawPaw.Mr. Basnight retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard...
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Jessee Garland Moore,

July 4, 1974 - August 17, 2016

Our beloved son, brother, and "Uncow," Jessee (Jesse) Garland Moore III, departed this life August 17, 2016. He was only 42 years old. A travelin' man, salt of the earth, country music aficionado, karaoke king, and purveyor of funny videos, Jessee was a man who lived life on his own terms and to the fullest. He was born July 4th, 1974 in Norfolk, Virginia and was a lifelong resident of...
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Bradford Lee

June 4, 1970 - August 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Richard John Trounson

October 2, 1940 - August 15, 2016

Born October 2, 1940, died August 15, 2016 He is survived by his wife, Janet Trounson ;brother, Billl Trounson; and 3 daughters, Kim Cowan , Kristine Emerson, and Carey Trounson. He retired after 34 years from Geico and was a member of Saint Peters Episcopal Church. Memorial service will be held at Saint Peters Episcopal Church, Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1130 am. Memorial donations may be...
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Velloma G. Davis

March 12, 1936 - August 13, 2016

Velloma G. Davis, 80, passed away in her home on August 13, 2016. She was born on March 12, 1936 at Walter Reed Hospital in Wasington, D.C. She is predeceased by her parents Vellow and Loma Garrison and two sisters, Mozelle Lambert and Avalon Duncan.She is survived by her husband of 61 years Robert; daughter Debra Dahlene Davis; two sisters and a brother, Dahline Hilton, Jo Harris and Lane...
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Kenneth W. Sykes

September 18, 1951 - August 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA.
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