Our Obituaries

Hank Anthony Williams

November 7, 1982 - March 16, 2017

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

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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

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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

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Stanley Louis Hutkin

June 28, 1934 - August 11, 2016

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Clayton Dale Beahn

October 2, 1952 - August 9, 2016

Clayton D. Beahn, 63, passed away on August 9, 2016. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and retired from Fairbanks Morse Engine after 24 years of service. Mr. Beahn is survived by his daughters, Tammy Lipscomb, Elizabeth Tully and her husband, Matt, and Myla Carter and her husband, Steve; his partner, Melany Selcer; his parents, Helen A. and Dale E. Beahn; sisters, Barbara Bierly...
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Robert C. Melberg

October 18, 1924 - August 4, 2016

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James Lee West

January 8, 1927 - August 3, 2016

James L. West, 89, passed away on August 3, 2016. He was born in Charleston, WV to the late Brooks and Bonney West. Mr. West proudly served in the US Navy.He is survived by his children, Linda Griffin and Ronald West; two grandchildren, Amy Land and Jonathan Soares; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Eryn Henthorne; and a sister, Patty Sue Hinke.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on...
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Maria Consuelo Saez

June 18, 1956 - August 3, 2016

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William Charles DeLoatche

September 28, 1942 - July 28, 2016

William Charles(Bill) DeLoatche passed away on July 28th 2016. He was born in Portsmouth, Va and is predeceased by his parents Charles and Jean DeLoatche and by his sister Cynthia. Bill was educated at VaTech and ODU and was an avid fan of both sports programs. Bill owned his own medical management firm for 25 years and retired as an associate at Cherry Beckart LLP. He was a longtime member of St...
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Kenneth Cary Franks

March 24, 1960 - July 21, 2016

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James Bernard Cecil

November 1, 1932 - July 20, 2016

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Edna C. Ostroski

September 30, 1925 - July 18, 2016

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Charles Calvin Stanton

June 12, 1941 - July 16, 2016

Charles Calvin Stanton, 75, loving husband of Pamela Stanton of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully in his home on July 16, due to complications from a rare bone marrow disorder.Charlie was born on June 12, 1941 in Hanford, CA. He lived in California, Dallas, Denver, Oregon and Massachusetts before settling in Virginia Beach in 1982.His five-decade career in the telecommunications industry...
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Donald Eugene Howard

December 17, 1947 - July 16, 2016

Donald Eugene Howard, 68, passed away in Virginia Beach on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a native of Missouri and raised in California; he was predeceased by his step father, Jesse Carl Howard and a step brother, Gary Howard. Donald retired from the US Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and then worked for AMSEC. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his loving...
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Franzes Marollano Abuel

December 20, 1977 - July 15, 2016

Virginia Beach - Franzes Marollano Abuel, 38, passed away July 15, 2016. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Nelson Abuel, and two children, Rannie and Sharalyn Abuel. Also surviving are her parents, Francisco and Zenaida Marollano, and brother Damar Marollano. The family will receive friends and visitors Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 PM at the Smith and...
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John Norman Stewart

November 12, 1917 - July 7, 2016

John Norman Stewart, 98, passed away in his home on July 7, 2016. His devoted son, Brian held his father's hand as he peacefully went to be with the Lord. John was born in Norfolk, VA, the son of the late George Albert and Anna Sykes Stewart. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Florence Leighton Stewart; his brothers, Frederick, Robert, George and Donald Stewart and sisters, Virginia...
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Birdie Shelton Harrison

March 28, 1927 - July 6, 2016

Birdie S. Harrison departed her worldly home to enter her heavenly one on July 6, 2016. Birdie was born in Boston, MA to parents, Richard H. and Sammie E. Shelton, who soon moved to Norfolk, VA where she grew up and graduated from Maury High School in 1945.Birdie leaves behind to cherish her memory 3 children, Barry S. Harrison, Kathy Harrison Chapman (Ray), and S. Wesley Harrison; 5...
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Karen Edna Renda

March 8, 1942 - July 4, 2016

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1pm Sunday, July 10th. The family asks in lieu of flowers, a donation in Karen's name be made supporting the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (http://www.npcf.us).Immediately following the service, the family extends an invitation to all to join us at La Bella Italia, located at 738 W. 22nd Street, in...
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Edna Morrison Durham

October 2, 1918 - June 23, 2016

Edna Morrison Durham, 97, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Springmoor Retirement Community, Raleigh, NC. She was born October 2, 1918 in Portlock, South Norfolk, VA to the late Albert Sidney Morrison, Sr. and Dorothy M. Morrison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee Durham, Sr. and her brother, Albert Sidney Morrison, Jr. She is survived by her...
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Johan James Walker

October 3, 1962 - June 23, 2016

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William Frederick Parks

October 19, 1940 - June 22, 2016

William Frederick "Fred" Parks, 75, passed away on Wed., June 22, 2016. Fred was born on Oct. 19, 1940 in Newport News, VA. Fred served in the US Army and then joined the Hampton Police Dept.. He began his career with the Virginia Beach Police Dept. on October 1, 1970 and served in various units such as the Dive Team, SWAT, the Juvenile and Detective Bureaus and was also part of a...
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Luis Gregorio Gonzalez Acosta

June 1, 1973 - May 27, 2016

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

April 14, 1943 - May 26, 2016

Patricia "Pattie" Estelle Worley, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at her home in Virginia Beach after a brave fight with lung cancer.Pattie was born on April 14, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia, She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip A. Gibson; mother, Vera L. Gibson; brother, Lawrence M. Lewis and nephew, Phillip A....
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Lelia Leggett

June 7, 1928 - May 25, 2016

Lelia Mae Ferratt Leggett, "Lee", was born in 1928, the daughter and first child of Lelia Owens Ferratt and John Powell Ferratt, who predeceased her. She graduated from Maury High School in 1946 and went to Longwood College where she was an elementary education major. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and its chaplain for two years. She received her B. S. degree graduating cum laude...
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Charles Lenard Chapman

November 16, 1938 - May 21, 2016

Charles Lenard (Charlie) Chapman, 77, passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on May 21, 2016 with family at his side. Charlie was born in Augusta, Maine on November 16, 1938 to the late Harold and Beatrice Chapman. He retired from the Department of Defense as an Electrical Engineer. Charlie is survived by his wife, JoAnn; children, Michael and his wife, Victoria and their children, Timothy and Josiah...
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Mary Ann Alice Griffith

March 14, 1928 - May 20, 2016

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Kellen Michael Kingsbury

February 26, 1982 - May 20, 2016

Virginia Beach - Kellen Michael Kingsbury, 34, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2016 with his faithful dog Marley by his side. He was born to Marilyn Wood Cline and John Michael Kingsbury on Feb. 26,1982 in Norfolk, VA. He is survived by his parents; sister, Kristine Kingsbury of Charleston, SC; step-father, Philip Massa; step-mother, Sherry Kingsbury of Norfolk, VA; and many aunts, uncles,...
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Chong Sue Miller

April 28, 1944 - May 13, 2016

Chong (Sue) Miller, 72, passed away on May 13, 2016 surrounded by her family. Her early years were difficult as she was orphaned at the age of seven and left to survive on her own at the age of eleven following the Korean War.Survive she did and through fate she found the love of her life, Rex. She made a loving home and a good life for her children with what little she and her husband had...
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Sharon Bird Gardner

August 27, 1952 - May 10, 2016

Sharon Bird Gardner passed away May 10, 2016 at the ICU, Duke Medicine Pavilion, Durham, NC.Sharon was born to Airforce Major Glen Millan Bird and Barbara York Bird of Salt Lake City, Utah at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. She grew up with her fellow "Airforce Brat" siblings, Pamela Hoffman, Gregory M. Bird, and Debra Manteghi, spent her teenage years in the Holladay suburb of...
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Dorothy Tugwell Hill

November 3, 1932 - May 3, 2016

Virginia Beach - Dorothy "Dottie" Hill, 83, went to be with her heavenly father on May 3, 2016. Dottie was born in Farmville, NC to Clara Fulford Smith and Charlie Mosely Tugwell. She was a loving wife to the late Joseph Hill, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Mitchell Tugwell and Bobbie Donald Tugwell; and nephew, Shaun Mitchell Tugwell.Left to honor her memory are her...
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Keith L. Vanacore

March 14, 1962 - May 2, 2016

Keith L. Vanacore, 54, passed away on May 2, 2016. He was born on March 14, 1962 to Louis J. and Madelyn Vanacore in Kingston, N.Y. His mother preceded him in death.He is survived by his father Louis; son Matthew Vanacore, daughter Hope Vanacore; brother Brian and Kristan Vanacore; nephew Tyler Vanacore; and former wife Lori.A visitation will be held on Thur., May 5th from 6-8pm at Smith and...
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Betty Gibbs Holmes

April 29, 1934 - May 2, 2016

Virginia Beach - Dr. Betty Gibbs Holmes was graciously accepted into God's Kingdom on May 2, 2016. She was born in Amelia County, VA to the late William D. and Vivien Young Barr on April 29, 1934. She was preceded in death by husband, O. Louis Holmes.She is survived by her only child, William C. Gibbs Jr.; brother, WIlliam D. Barr and his wife Bonnie from Flager Beach, FL; two grandchildren,...
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Norma J. Cubilla

April 3, 1936 - April 30, 2016

Norma Jacqueline Cubilla, 80, passed on to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday, April 30th. She was retired from Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital. For many years she enjoyed to cross stitch and crochet. To most people she was known as Jackie or Pee-Wee. She was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Lynn, and sister, Peggy Reynolds. She is survived by her sons, John Ray, James Allen, Paulino...
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Patrick David Finley

February 17, 1976 - April 21, 2016

Patrick David Finley, 40, passed away suddenly in Chesapeake. Pat was born in Sewickley, PA. Pat was a kind loving man of few words. He was a very talented self-employed contractor of home improvements. He loved spending time with his family. Pat is survived by his loving wife, Liliana Finley; adored five year old daughter, Lauren Finley; mother, Susan Finley; stepmother, Rosemary Finley and...
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Demetrius Alfonso Arroyo

November 29, 1940 - April 21, 2016

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

February 17, 1934 - April 21, 2016

Virginia Beach - Ralph J. Sykes passed away April 21, 2016. He was born February 17, 1934 to the late Harvey and Bessie Sykes of Goldsboro, NC. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Long Sykes; son, Jeff (Dixie); daughter, Cindy Denny (Darrin); 4 grandchildren- Morgan & Afton Sykes and Andrew & Britney Denny; also 1 sister, Pauline Stocks of Pikeville, NC.He was a graduate of...
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Jeffrey W. Rubin

November 16, 1942 - April 6, 2016

Jeffrey W. Rubin, 73, passed away on April 6th in his home surrounded by loving family members. He was born in New Haven, CT to the late Irving and Francis Rubin. Jeff proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jeff retired after 34 years with HFC/HSBC.Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 26 years, Sulin Rubin; stepson Michael Brown and wife Ann Marie, and grandson Spencer. ...
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Korina Mae Bartlett

April 16, 2014 - April 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home/ Kempsville
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Catherine Stengel Taylor

June 1, 1924 - March 30, 2016

Virginia Beach - Catherine Taylor, 91, departed this life for her eternal reward on March 30, 2016. Born on June 1, 1924 in the Bronx, N.Y., she was a graduate of Granby High School, Norfolk, VA. She faithfully attended Kempsville Baptist Church and was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Garland Russell Taylor of Virginia Beach; her...
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Sandra Fay Redden

October 16, 1945 - March 30, 2016

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

September 25, 1927 - March 26, 2016

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Izola Belle Waterfield Bonney

April 17, 1921 - March 26, 2016

Izola Waterfield Bonney, 94, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 in North Carolina. Izola was born in Knotts Island, NC to the late Luther and Ada Waterfield. She is also predeceased by her husband, Allie Bonney, Jr. and her son, Allie Linwood Bonney, III. She devoted her life to her family and to her church. For many years she taught Sunday school at Knotts Island UMC and in her spare...
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Dawn Marie Detrick

March 27, 1978 - March 13, 2016

Dawn Marie Detrick, 37, passed away on March 13, 2016. She is survived by her parents, Donald and Karen Detrick; her brother, Chuck Detrick; and her children, Jade, Julian and Isaac. A Celebration of Dawn's life will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 25, 2016 under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. After the...
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Colette Frances Davis

December 2, 1944 - March 11, 2016

Colette Frances Davis, 71, passed away in Chesapeake on Friday, March 11, 2016. Colette was born in Portland, ME to the late Colie and Harriet Wright. She was also predeceased by her husband, Bruce Edward Davis. She is survived by her sons, Peter Pandozzi, Mark Pandozzi, Joseph Christopher Davis and Daniel Edward Davis; sisters, Jeanette Jaranilla of Chesapeake and Suzette Panganiban of...
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Frederick Wilson Gray

October 19, 1945 - March 3, 2016

Frederick Wilson "Fred" Gray, 70, a resident of Colechester Rd in the City of Virginia Beach, died on 3 Mar 2016 at 9:45 a.m., surrounded by his wife and close friends. He fought a long, painful battle with sarcoma caused by Agent Orange exposure when he served in Vietnam as a young officer during 1969-1970.Born 19 Oct 1945 at Chelsea Naval Medical Center, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA, to the late...
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Jeffrey Jacob Beaton

May 14, 1956 - March 2, 2016

Jeffrey Jacob "Jake" Beaton, 59, passed on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at his home in Virginia Beach. Jeff was born in Memphis, TN to the late John M. Beaton and Lois R. Washburn. He is survived by his brothers; John, Joe and wife Linda, and Jason and wife Jennifer; Stepfather George Washburn; and step children, Lisa Gilmour, and Becky Grebosky; four grandchildren and numerous loving nieces and...
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Alfred John Nolin

December 9, 1934 - February 28, 2016

Alfred "Fred" NolinThe finest man we've ever known passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the age of 81 in the arms of his loving family. Dad worked at US Lines as an assistant bookkeeper and for the International Longshoreman's Association as a checker until his retirement. He was predeceased by his parents, Marie and Alphonse Nolin; his 4 sisters, Diane Smith, Joan Taylor, Simone Huerta...
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John P. Winner

December 31, 1944 - February 22, 2016

John Parker Winner III, "Jack" and "Grandpa", 71, died Feb. 22, 2016. Born in Cumberland MD, Jack was the son of the late John P. Winner II and Angela Spriggs Winner. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Nancy W. Seymour and his beloved Aunt, Sister Blanche Spriggs. Jack grew up in Hopewell, VA and was a 1963 graduate of Prince George H.S. He attended...
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Beverly Anne Craddock

May 28, 1940 - February 17, 2016

Beverly Anne Lee Craddock, 75, passed away on February 17, 2016. She was born to William Thomas and Hilda Mae Lee; the grandchild of George Wiley, Fannie A. Council, Mary Elizabeth and Robert Clifton Lee. Beverly graduated from Maury High School in 1958; she worked for 35 years with C&P Telephone and retired in 1992 from Verizon. In 1959 she married James R. Craddock at Lafayette...
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